Along with the new releases for this week, I've also added a new sub to the sidebar titled "Eye on New Releases". As the title states, this will be a list of new books that I'll watching out for. I'm just trying this out for now.
She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name—her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties.
She calls herself Green.
The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.
Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn’t like his job, and the immortal who’s still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.
Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.
By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.
> Relentless, Dean Koontz
> Of Berserkers, Swords, and Vampires, Fred Saberhagen
> Overthrowing Heaven, Mark L. Van Name
> The Edge of the World, Kevin J. Anderson
> The Rise of the Terran Empire, Poul Anderson
> In Ashes Lie, Marie Brennan
> The Ghosts of Blood and Innocence, Storm Constantine
> The Unit, Ninni Holmqvist
> Consorts of Heaven, Jaime Fenn