Monday, May 6, 2013

Mailbox Monday - May 6, 2013

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week.  Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Abi at 4 the Love of Books

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Author:  Karina Fabian
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Genre(s):  Fantasy
About the Book:  Being a detective in the border town of the Faerie and Mundane worlds isn’t easy, even for a dragon likthe ene Vern.  Still, finding the wayward brother of a teary damsel in distress shouldn’t have gotten so dangerous.  When his partner, Sister Grace, gets poisoned by a dart meant for him, Vern offers to find an artifact in exchange for a cure.  However, this is no ordinary trinket—with a little magic power, it could control all of mankind.  Can Vern find the artifact, and will he sacrifice the fate of two worlds for the life of his best friend?  This novella is part of Fabian’s DragonEye series, which sounds a lot like Glen Cook’s Garett P.I. novels, which is a very good thing.
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Author:  Ted Kosmatka
Genre(s):  Speculative Fiction
About the Book:  Scientist Paul Carlson is summoned to a remote Indonesian island to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange new species of tool-user unearthed in a dig.  The questions raised seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old.  The dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries, and Paul flees with two of his friends.  Within days, one has vanished, the other is murdered, and Paul loses an eye and nearly his life.  Back in America, Paul tries to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society.  Got this one from Macmillan Audio and will be starting it forthwith.  Very excited!

Author:  Joshua H. Leet
PublisherSeventh Star Press
Genre(s):  Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Anthology
About the Book:  This new short story anthology from Seventh Star Press collects eleven stories from as many authors, all dealing with tales of post-apocalyptic fantasy.  They are stories of fallen kingdoms, monsters roaming the land, and magic gone awry—stories where the high are brought low and the common man demonstrates uncommon valor in the one and only thing that matters—survival.  Kayla West has taken this book for review as part of the upcoming blog tour, so stop by on May 24th to see what she thought of it.
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TitleNorth of Hope
Author:  Shannon Polson
Genre(s):  Memoir, Non-Fiction
About the Book:  Perhaps you’ve already heard about the fantabulous giveaway of a signed hardback copy of North of Hope going on as we speak.  Well we already got our hands on a copy, though not as shiny, corporeal, or author-signed as the one being given away (i.e., ours is an ebook!).  In this memoir, the author recounts her experience dealing with her parents’ death in a grizzly attack.  Turning to the loves she learned from her father, Polson explores the perilous terrain of grief through music, the natural world, and her faith.  Her travels take her from the suburbs of Seattle to the concert hall where she sings Mozart’s “Requiem,” and ultimately into the wilderness of Alaska’s remote Arctic and of her heart.
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And now that we’ve shown you ours, it’s time to show us yours.  What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Prophet of Bones sounds intriguing and North of Hope seems like an inspiring memoir. Happy reading!

  2. NORTH OF HOPE seems interesting. ENJOY them all.

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