Sunday, 13 July 2014

First Class Post (69) & Weekly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

Review: The Ruby Knight by David Eddings

The Ruby Knight by David EddingsThe Ruby Knight by David Eddings - WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.

Quest for the jewel of life.

Enter the world of warring kingdoms, magic and marvels, political intrigues - enter the enthralling world of THE ELENIUM.

In this second volume, Ehlana, young Queen of Elenia, clings to life by a thread, preserved within a diamond-like block of crustal conjured by the sorceress Sephrenia. But there is a price to pay - twelve Pandion Knights must sacrifice their lives to keep her alive for just one year.

Only one thing is powerful enough to save Ehlana - the Bhelliom, an exquisite and magical jewel that has been lost for centuries. Sparhawk, the Queen's Champion, and his band of allies must set off on a perilous quest to locate the precious stone. But the evil God Azash has plans for it himself...
From the blurb.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

News: New US & UK Covers for Robin Hobb's Novels!

So today, I discovered a hoard of new covers for Robin Hobb's novels, both in the UK and the US. And as I love these books, I thought I'd share them with you.

The US covers from Del Rey Spectra for The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb have been revealed. Aren't they gorgeous?!

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Friday, 4 July 2014

Review: The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

The Diamond Throne by David EddingsThe Diamond Throne by David Eddings - Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue - and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within the year.

But as Sparhawk and his allies - who include Sephrenia, he ageless sorceress, and Flute, the strange and powerful girl-child - seek to save Ehlana and the land, they discover that evil is even greater and more pervasive than they had feared...

Truly a gem of epic fantasy from the modern master of the genre,
The Diamond Throne will delight existing legions of Eddings fans - and gain him further devoted myriads of enchanted readers. From the blurb.