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Book Title Suggestions: Ruin, by John Gwynne (2015).

Love the book over. Simple but elegant. Could be worth taking another look ๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿง

Book Synopsis

The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures. Nathair has been deceived but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands.

Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing – Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair’s own realm.

Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil and he has set his will to fight it. The question is, how? With a disparate band gathered about him – his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest. For in Drassil lies the spear of Skald, one of the seven treasures, and here it is prophesied that the Bright Star will stand against the Black Sun.

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Book Suggestions: Ruin, by John Gwynne (2015)

Love the book over. Simple but elegant. Could be worth taking another look ๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿง

Book Synopsis

The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures. Nathair has been deceived but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands.

Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing – Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair’s own realm.

Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil and he has set his will to fight it. The question is, how? With a disparate band gathered about him – his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest. For in Drassil lies the spear of Skald, one of the seven treasures, and here it is prophesied that the Bright Star will stand against the Black Sun.

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Book Suggestions: Heart of a Dragon, by David Niall Wilson (2011).

I love the look of this. I have always enjoyed a tale with dragons ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฅโญ๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿง

Book Synopsis

Donovan DeChance is a collector of ancient manuscripts and books, a practicing mage, and a private investigator. Over the span of a long life, he has gathered and archived the largest occult library in the world.

When a local houngan begins meddling with powers she may not be able to control, a turf war breaks out between the Dragons motorcycle club and the Los Escorpiones street gangโ€”a war that threatens to open portals between worlds and destroy the city in the process.

With his lover, Amethyst, his familiar, Cleo โ€“ an Egyptian Mau the size of a small bobcat โ€“the dubious aid of a Mexican sorcerer named Martinez and the budding gifts of a young artist named Salvatore, DeChance begins a race against time, magic, and almost certain death.

The fate of the city rests on his success, and on the rare talent of a boy who walks in two worlds, and dreams of dragons.

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Reading Suggestions: Bound, by Kate Sparked (2014).

This book over really captures the eye and the description gives further details to help attach the imagination ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘Šโœ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธ

Most definitely one to check out ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Book Synopsis

Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin and fairy tales are contraband.

Taking an interest in magic is dangerous for any Darmish citizen, but doubly so for the daughter of a magistrate responsible for sending magic-users to the gallows. Rowan Greenwood knows her curiosity can only get her into trouble, but itโ€™s an itch she canโ€™t stop scratchingโ€”even when a potentially life-changing proposal arrives from a wealthy and powerful magic hunter.

Rowan believes she has no choice but to follow the path laid out for her, until the day she accidentally saves the life of one of her peopleโ€™s most feared enemiesโ€”a Sorcerer prince from the magical land of Tyrea whoโ€™s convinced Rowan is far more than she seems. Her act of compassion rips her from the sheltered life sheโ€™s known and draws her into a world of magic thatโ€™s more seductive and more dangerous than she ever could have imaginedโ€ฆ and that leads her to question everything she thought she knew about her home, her family, and herself.

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Book Ideas: Wolfbound, by Jody Morse (2015).

Wolf stories…. Another weakness of mine! This looks like it could be quite an interesting series! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿพ

Book Synopsis

My life isn’t supposed to be this complicated.

At least that’s what I thought… until I met Jax.

I was in for the most boring three months of my life. With my best friend and sister gone for the majority of summer, I was stuck by myself in Cedar Falls, our small town in Indiana.

But then he showed up on my front doorstep – my mysterious, insanely attractive new neighbor.

I was instantly drawn to him.

It was like there was a magnetic force between us, unlike anything I’d ever felt before.

When a series of strange events happen, it seems like there’s only one thing that links them all together: Jax and his family arriving in town.

Little did I know, I wasn’t only imagining it. 

Jax has a secret, one that affects both of us.

He’s a werewolf.

I’ve fallen completely head over heels for a werewolf, which is just as dangerous as it is stupid. But I don’t care. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to be with him, even if it means putting my own life on the line.

But wait.

My life was already on the line, even before he came to town.

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Book Suggestions: Darien – Empire of Salt, by C. F. I gulden (2017).

From what I can tell this should be a good series. The description gives the impression of much intrigue. May be worth a second look. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘

Book Synopsis

The city of Darien lies at the heart of a dying empire.

Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant – by murder or civil war. Into this fevered, hungry city come six strangers:

An orphan and an old swordsman.

A hunter and a pitiless killer.

A young thief and a cynical chancer.

As the sun sinks the city will know no slumber. For long dormant passions have awoken. Fortunes will be won and lost. Lives will be staked and claimed.

And a story long waiting to be told will catch fire in the telling . . .

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Book Ideas: Dreamerโ€™s Pool, by Juliet Marillier (2014).

This author seems to keep opting up in my media feeds lately with quite good recommendations. I believe I will have to definitely add something from this author to my #mustread list so as I may judge for myself. This looks like it could be a good start to an interesting series.

Book Synopsis

Embittered healer Blackthorn, wrongly condemned to death, is offered a lifeline by a mysterious stranger. In return, she must set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once loved. Not only that: for seven years she must agree to help anyone who asks for her aid. She and her companion Grim settle on the fringes of a mysterious forest in Dalriada, far from the place of their incarceration, and start a new life. 

Oran, the crown prince of Dalriada, is waiting for his bride-to-be, Lady Flidais. Her letters and sweet portrait have convinced him that she is his destined true love. 

But letters can lie. 

To save Oran from disaster, Blackthorn and Grim will need courage, ingenuity, and more than a little magic.

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Book Suggestions: Shadowfell, by Juliet Marillier (2012).

The cover really drew in my attention. I’m not sure if it is the natural aspect of it or the tittle. But either way this book has me intrigued. From what I can tell by the summary it should be quite a good read. Something to add to the reading list I suspect!

Book Synopsis

The people of Alban are afraid.

The tyrannical king and his masked Enforcers are scouring the land, burning villages and enslaving the canny.
Fifteen-year-old Neryn has fled her home in the wake of its destruction, and is alone and penniless, hiding her extraordinary magical power. She can rely on no one – not even the elusive Good Folk who challenge and bewilder her with their words.

When an enigmatic stranger saves her life, Neryn and the young man called Flint begin an uneasy journey together. She wants to trust Flint but how can she tell who is true in this land of evil?

For Neryn has heard whisper of a mysterious place far away: a place where rebels are amassing to free the land and end the King’s reign.

A place called Shadowfell.

A story of courage, hope, danger and love from one of the most compelling fantasy storytellers writing today.

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Book Suggestions – Ash and Quill, by Rachel Caine (2017).

Ash and Quill, looks to be quite an exciting novel with a brilliant #bookcover. Think something definitely worth checking out.

Book Synopsis

The Great Library has long hoarded all the knowledge of the world, but a group of rebels has formed which continues to test its authority.

Jess Brightwell and his friends have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and the others hold powerful knowledge of a machine that would undermine the Libraryโ€™s dominion. They will have to make dangerous allies and difficult choices to stay alive. The alternative is to be erased from life, and the history of the world, for ever.

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Book Suggestions – Faithless, by Graham Austin-King (2017).

There appears to be a lot of praise out there for this title from 2017. The description gives it some volume, but it’s the #bookcover that has me really interested. I will have to have a second look at this one. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ”ฅโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Book Synopsis

The temples of the Forgefather have fallen. The clerics and defenders that could once be found across the nine lands are no more. Priests huddle in the great temple, clinging to the echoes of their lost religion. But the Father has fallen silent. There are none who still hear his voice.

The mines of Aspiration lie far below the temple’s marble halls. Slaves toil in the blackness, striving to earn their way into the church and the light. Wynn has been sold into this fate, traded for a handful of silver. In the depths of the mines, where none dare carry flame, he must meet his tally or die. But there are things that lurk in that darkness, and still darker things within the hearts of men.

When the souls bound to the great forge are released in a failed ritual, one novice flees down into the darkness of the mines. The soulwraiths know only hunger, the risen know only hate. In the blackest depths Kharios must seek a light to combat the darkness which descends.

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