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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #57




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

Here are my picks for the week:

Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire, #8)
 
Summary:
 
Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England’s already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark—a spark that Laurence and Temeraire may unwittingly provide, leaving Britain faced with new enemies just when they most desperately need allies instead.

For to the west, another, wider conflagration looms. Napoleon has turned on his former ally, the emperor Alexander of Russia, and is even now leading the largest army the world has ever seen to add that country to his list of conquests. It is there, outside the gates of Moscow, that a reunited Laurence and Temeraire—along with some unexpected allies and old friends—will face their ultimate challenge...and learn whether or not there are stronger ties than memory.

Naomi Novik’s beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons, is a twenty-first-century classic. From the first volume, His Majesty’s Dragon, readers have been entranced by the globe-spanning adventures of the resolute Capt. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of her powers as she brings her story to its widest, most colorful canvas yet.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 448 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: August 13th 2013 by Del Rey     
 
Why I'm Waiting: 
 
I'm a newbie to the series and I'm just going to be starting the third book in this series in a couple of days but I am totally hooked to it! I have no doubts that by the time this the 8th book in the Temeraire series comes out in August that I'll be caught up. 
 
She Rises 
 
Summary:
 
It is 1740 and Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an Essex farm, has been warned of the lure of the sea for as long as she can remember--after all, it stole away her father and brother. But when she is offered work in the bustling naval port of Harwich, as a lady's maid to a wealthy captain's daughter, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. There she meets Rebecca, her haughty young mistress, who is unlike anyone Louise has encountered before: as unexpected as she is fascinating.

Intertwined with her story is fifteen-year-old Luke's: He is drinking in a Harwich tavern when it is raided by Her Majesty's Navy. Unable to escape, Luke is beaten and press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. He must learn fast and choose his friends well if he is to survive the brutal hardships of a sailor's life and its many dangers, both up high in the rigging and in the dark below decks.

Louise navigates her new life among the streets and crooked alleys of Harwich, where groaning houses riddled with smugglers' tunnels are flooded by the spring tides, and love burns brightly in the shadows. Luke, aching for the girl he left behind and determined to one day find his way back to her, embarks on a long and perilous journey across the ocean.

The worlds they find are more dangerous and more exciting than they could ever have imagined, and when they collide the consequences are astonishing and irrevocable.

A breathtakingly accomplished love story and a gripping search for identity and survival, She Rises is a bold, brilliant, and utterly original novel.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 432 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: June 18th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
Well the first thing that struck me was the cover. I adore it and would love to have it blown up and made into a poster. I love how well the cover ties in with the title of the novel and the summary sounds fantastic. I love novels like these and I can't wait to read this one.
 
 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 

 
 

20 comments:

  1. Blood of tryants has a trippy cover. Pretty cool :)

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    1. I love the covers in this series Babe. You have to give them a try.

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  2. These sound interesting! Here is mine:
    http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.se/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-twisted-perfection.html
    Old follower =)

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  3. These aren't really my type of reads, but I hope you enjoy them when you get to read them :) And thanks for sharing! :)
    April Blog Hop
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    Waiting on Wedneday

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  4. I love the look of the first book, i havent read any of the other books in the series though. I will have to check them out :)

    My WoW

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    1. I totally recommend them! I read the first two books in the Temeraire series back to back and loved them.

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  5. Damn - I really need to get caught up with the Temeraire series. It must be said, however, that this may be the best cover of the series to date. Very striking.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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    1. Yay! Another Temeraire fan! I love the cover of this one too, I like how it isn't too different from the others but still striking compared to the others.

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  6. These sound interesting - I like the cover for She Rises

    Here's my WoW

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  7. They look like exciting choices.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  8. Haven't seen these before but I'm not sure I'll add them on my to-read list... I hope you enjoy reading them though!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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  9. Ooh, ooh, Blood of Tyrants! More Temeraire! YES!!! Like you, I'm a newbie to the series, and since I'm listening to the audiobooks as I drive my daughter to and from her community college classes, violin lessons, quintet practices, etc., it will be a while before I get to the new book. (We're in the early chapters of book 2 right now.) But I LOVE this series!

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  10. I do not read a lot of high fantasy but this sounds so interesting and I do love the cover! awesome pick.

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