Saturday, June 1, 2013

Letterbox Love/Stacking The Shelves


  
Letterbox Love is hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking, and Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga's Reviews. Both are ways to share the books you got this week, drama free. 


I'm back! It got very busy the past few months, with studying for finals and then travelling, but I'm home now, back in Scotland! And it's so nice to back. I've got a lovely few weeks ahead of me with plenty of time for reading. So let's cut to the books! I'm waiting for my copy of Heart of Obsidian, and in the meantime I have this to work on:


I bought it for my dad for Christmas, and now I'm back I finally get to read it too! He he.
Description from Goodreads: Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his home city of Collegium, but now the Empire is on the march, with its spies and its armies everywhere, and the Lowlands lie directly in its path. All the while, Stenwold has been training youthful agents to fight the Wasp advance, and the latest recruits include his niece, Che, and his mysterious ward, Tynisa. When his home is violently attacked, he is forced to send them ahead of him and, hotly pursued, they fly by airship to Helleron, the first city in line for the latest Wasp invasion.

Stenwold and Che are Beetle-kinden, one of many human races that take their powers and inspiration each from a totem insect, but he also has allies of many breeds: Mantis, Spider, Ant, with their own particular skills. Foremost is the deadly Mantis-kinden warrior, Tisamon, but other very unlikely allies also join the cause. As things go from bad to worse amid escalating dangers, Stenwold learns that the Wasps intend to use the newly completed railroad between Helleron and Collegium to launch a lightning strike into the heart of the Lowlands. Then he gathers all of his agents to force a final showdown in the engine yard . . .

What books have you been reading recently?

~Ailsa

3 comments:

Tasha on June 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM said...

Ooh, this looks really good. Hope you enjoy it. You can see the books I got this week here .
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

Maria on June 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM said...

ooh, this looks good. Happy reading! :)

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Sassy Spratt on June 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM said...

Haven't heard of this before now, but it does sound quite interesting! Glad you have a few weeks ahead of you that allow for plenty of glorious reading time. :)

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