Monday, 11 February 2013

Book of the Week and Other News

Monday means a new Book of the Week, and this week we have chosen the brand new Peter V. Brett book, The Daylight War.

This is the third book in the enthralling Demon Cycle series. 

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The DAYLIGHT WAR is book three of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen.

Humanity has thirty days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war. Arlen Bales understands the coreling threat better than anyone. Born ordinary, the demon plague has shaped him into a weapon so powerful he has been given the unwanted title of saviour, and attracted the attention of deadly enemies both above and below ground.

Unlike Arlen, Ahmann Jardir embraces the title of Deliverer. His strength resides not only in the legendary relics he carries, but also in the magic wielded by his first wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose allegiance even Jardir cannot be certain of. Once Arlen and Jardir were like brothers.

Now they are the bitterest of rivals. As humanity's enemies prepare, the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all: those that lurk in the human heart.
Also recently published, we have Alex Scarrow's book seven of the Time Riders series, The Pirate Kings.  In the latest adventure, the Time Riders find themselves in 1666, where they manage to become trapped in the Great Fire of London.  Their relief at escaping on a Thames river boat is short lived when they come face to face with a pirate, determined to capture who and whatever he can.  Will the Time Riders be rescued this time?
The seventh paperback of Robert Muchamore's Henderson Boys series, Scorched Earth, is also out now.  In their final mission, Henderson's boys are faced with the challenge of destroying a battalion of Nazi tanks in the summer of 1944 to aid the Allied invasion.  Food and weapons are scarce - will the boys survive?
Myriad books are being published later this week.  For the cookery enthusiast, we're awaiting Mary Berry's At Home, and the Hummingbird Bakery return with 100 more delightful recipes in Home Sweet Home.  Now, where's my whisk?  There'll also be new novels from Sophie Hannah and Cathy Kelly, amongst others.
Don't forget that Thursday is Valentine's Day.  In case you were wondering ...
Until next time!

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