I need to apologize to all of you. I have not been on in such a long time. Mostly its due to stress and being extremely busy and some of it is due to getting addicted to cross stitching, also Netflix. Plus I have been in a reading slump. I am going to be getting myself out of it though.
I wanted to give you a look at this months book haul from my job.
I saw a preview for MTV’s new series, The Shannara Chronicles. I know that it is also a massive fantasy series by Terry Brooks. So when I opened a box at work and saw 9 , basically brand new, paperbacks of this series I had to buy them.
I have not read any of these books in this massive series. Do any of you know about if I can just read these as separate trilogies or do I need to get all 41 books??
An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.
The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide — for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.
A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life — and, finally, in love. He is released into Marianne’s care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete — and her time on earth will be finished. (The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Last but not lease I found this paperback.
‘That poor little body, passed from pillar to post, all those things that will be asked of her. All those tears and years wondering why her father betrayed her.’
Sarah Sawacki’s past has made her a survivor. At the age of 28 her life is the best it has ever been. When she sees ten-year-old Andrea being kidnapped, her every instinct is to turn away. Sarah can only follow, journeying beyond reason for an innocence she little knew.
Andrea’s father is ex-forces and struggling in a civilian world he cares nothing for. Only now his daughter is missing, has he realised how precious she is. Teamed with Sarah’s husband, they use the trail left by Sarah to hunt for Andrea.
Legendary detective Francis Boer is dying. He will call upon all his intuition and experience as he works to discover why Andrea was targeted in the first place. His hope is not to catch the guilty, but to save one last innocent.
Chasing Innocence is a thrilling debut that blends fast narrative and intense action with an enthralling story.
From the Publisher
Chasing Innocence is a thrilling debut that blends fast narrative and intense action with an enthralling story. (Goodreads)
I am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. Thank you for your patience!