Incoming Books!

Coming Soon 
 To the Founding Fields 

Or, in other words, what books arrived in the post today, so what you guys have to look forward to in the near future.

~Bane of Kings

Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks 
Legends of Shannara, Book One 

Five Hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that almost exterminated humankind, leaving behind nothing but scorched and poisoned ruins.

In an idyllic valley – its borders warded by powerful magic against the horrors beyond, humans, elves and mutants alike have found a new home. But the cocoon of protective magic is wavering, and when two Trackers from the human village of Glensk Wood are gruesomely killed, it is clear that the once safe haven of generations has been laid bare.

Now, Sider Ament, the last heir of the Knights of the Word, a pair of young Trackers and a daring Elf princess race to spread  word of the encroaching danger – and spearhead plans to defend their ancestral home. But suspicion and hostility among their countrymen threaten to doom their efforts from within, while beyond the breached borders, a ruthless Troll army masses for invasion.

Standing firm between the two, the last wielder of the black staff and its awesome magic must find a successor to carry on the fight against the cresting of a new wave of evil.  

Published by Orbit

Dead Men’s Harvest by Matt Hilton 
The New Joe Hunter Thriller

The Harvestman is back.
And he’s determined to wreak revenge on Joe Hunter.

When his friend Rink is ambushed by a team of highly skilled hunters, Joe is pretty sure it’s a trap. And he’s even more sure that the intended prey is himself.

Now Joe must go ‘off radar’ to rescue his friend in a deadly game of cat and mouse which culminates on the rusty hulk of the Queen Sofia – a container ship used by human traffickers – moored off the North Carolina coast where Joe’s ex-sister-in-law is being held hostage. 

Up against all the odds and his old enemy, will Joe be able to save his friend and get alive?

Published by Hodder & Stoughton 

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher 
Book Three in the Dresden Files

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the ‘everyday’ world is full of strange and magical things – and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in.

Harry has faced some terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you’re the only professional wizard in the Chicago-area phone book.

But in all Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: the spirit world’s gone loco. All over town, ghosts are causing trouble – and not the door slamming, boo-shooting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent and deadly. Someone – or something – is stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why?

And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry?

Magic – It can get a guy killed.

Published by Orbit.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
The Lightbringer Trilogy Book One

Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. His strength, wit and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. 

When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. 

Published by Orbit. 

Low Town: The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky 

Welcome to Low Town. 

Here, the criminal is king. The streets are filled with the screeching of fish hags, the cries of swindled merchants, the inviting murmurous of working girls. Here, people can disappear, and the lacklustre efforts of the guard can ensure they are never found.

Warden is an ex-soldier who has seen the worst men have to offer; now a narcotics dealer with a rich, bloody past and a way of inviting danger. You’d struggle to find someone with a soul as dark and as troubled as his.

But then a missing child, murdered and horribly mutilated, is discovered in an alley.

And then another.

With a mind as sharp as a blade and an old but powerful friend, he’s the only man with a hope of finding the killer. 

If the killer doesn’t find him first.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 

And on top of that, I’ve got  Ravenor by Dan Abnett to finish and review, so look forward to that. Now, the question is… what book do I read first?

David Ploss

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