Book Haul from the past week. Did a little shopping the past week or so and picked up some great books. I have been wanting to read these books and start these series for a while now. Looks like some awesome stuff. Can’t wait to read and review!
About the books:
- Series: The Books of the Elements (book 1)
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (May 11, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765320789
From the Bestselling author of the Lord of the Isles. . .
In this novel of magical menace to the survival of all humanity, David Drake introduces a new fantasy world, Carce, based on Europe during the later Roman Empire.
Far in the north, a group of magicians perform a strange dance on a volcanic island intended to open a gateway for supernatural creatures that will allow them to devastate the whole Earth and destroy all life. Not knowing the cause, two young men, Corylus and Varus, and two women, Hedia and Alphena, each separately pursue the answer to mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure disaster in the great city of Carce, the center of civilization. Through magical voyages in other realities where fantastic creatures, and even gods, help or hinder them, each of them must succeed or not just the city but the world will end in fire.
The Legions of Fire is the first of a fantasy quartet set in the world of the city of Carce.
- Hardcover: 640 pages
- Series: (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker 0.5)
- Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (August 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031602922X
- ISBN-13: 978-0316029223
Hundreds of years before the great Mage War, a land lies, unknowing, on the edge of catastrophe…
Barl is young and impulsive, but she has a power within that calls to her. In her city, however, only those of noble blood and with the right connections learn the ways of the arcane. Barl is desperate to learn-but her eagerness to use her power leads her astray and she is banned from ever learning the mystic arts.
Morgan holds the key to her education. A member of the Council of Mages, he lives to maintain the status quo, preserve the mage bloodlines, and pursue his scholarly experiments. But Barl’s power intrigues him-in spite of her low status.
Together, he realizes they can create extraordinary new incantations. Morgan’s ambition and Barl’s power make a potent combination. What she does not see is the darkness in him that won’t be denied.
A Blight of Mages is the new novel set in the world of Karen Miller’s bestselling debut The Innocent Mage.