Goodreads Monday – Sister Sable

goodreads-mondayGoodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

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Sister Sable (The Mad Queen Book 1)
By T. Mountebank
Publisher: Mountebank
ASIN: B0135HUFPY
Pages: 361
Genre: Fantasy

Blurb: 

THE FIRST TENET OF THE WIND: Do not get caught.

Sister Sable has lived by the first tenet for seven years, but when an unexpected accident reveals the runaway nun to the clergy, she is forced to embrace the remaining four.

THE SECOND TENET OF THE WIND: Win by any means.

With the King’s spymaster committed to killing her, and his general regretting he didn’t, Sable enters a deadly game.

THE THIRD TENET OF THE WIND: The purpose of picking up a blade is to cut the enemy.

Scaring them is discretionary.

THE FOURTH TENET OF THE WIND: Have no preferred weapon.

Even so, she likes the axe.

THE FIFTH TENET OF THE WIND: Know the way of all professions.

Prophet, pilot, assassin, spy, Sable will need to call upon all she has learned to protect the King’s future from the past.

Sister Sable was a Goodreads discovery that appeared in my feed while browsing through popular fantasy. The synopsis has definitely drawn my interest. While I am sure it will be a while before I decide to tackle this book or series, it definitely sounds promising. Have you read this book or any titles from T. Mountebank? What is on your TBR this week?

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Goodreads Monday – Beyond Sanctuary

goodreads-mondayGoodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

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Beyond Sanctuary (Beyond Series #1)
By Janet Morris
Publisher: Perseid Press
ISBN13: 9780985166809
Pages: 398
Genre: Fantasy

Blurb: 

THE SACRED BAND GOES NORTH – TO WAR!
Here is the new, revised and expanded Author’s Cut edition of BEYOND SANCTUARY, the first ever full-length novel to take you BEYOND the notorious Thieves World™ fantasy universe, where gods still stalk the land, warring with demons and human sorcerers and trampling unfortunate humanity underfoot.
If you like stories of bold brave knights employed in meritorious duty, or tales of ladies delicate and fair, be warned. Beyond Sanctuary, set at the foot of notorious Wizardwall, may be too much for your sensibilities. There wizards, bards, and maidens mingle with murderers and thieves, and the fight breaking out at the next table may be the one that ends your life.
The hero of BEYOND SANCTUARY is Tempus, leader of mercenaries and warrior-servant of Vashanka, god of storm and war. With Niko, Cime, and the Froth Daughter Jihan, Tempus faces the archmage Datan and his unholy followers – in a battle for the Rankan Empire’s survival and that of his very soul. BEYOND SANCTUARY is the first novel in Janet Morris’ BEYOND series, followed by BEYOND THE VEIL and BEYOND WIZARDWALL.

This is a title I actually received recently courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley. I am excited about this but hoping it is an acceptable introduction to the author’s work as I have no prior knowledge of Thieve’s World or any pre-existing series. Have you read Janet Morris or this particular book? The synopsis certainly reads as fantasy, but I am seeing some adding this to science fiction as well. So I am curios. What is on your TBR that you plan on tackling soon?

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Goodread Monday ~ The Day of the Triffids

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page TurnersTo participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick

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The Day of the Triffids
By John Wyndham
Kindle Edition
ASIN: B003XRELZM
Pages: 258
Genre: Science Fiction

Blurb:
(I have significantly shortened this blurb).
It may best serve our purposes to tell what triffids actually are. Triffids are odd, interesting little plants that grow in everyone’s garden. Triffids are no more than mere curiosities until an event occurs that alters human life: what seems to be a spectacular meteor shower, turns into a bizarre, green inferno that blinds everyone and thus renders humankind helpless. What follows is even stranger: spores from the inferno cause the triffids to suddenly take on a life of their own and they become large, crawling vegetation with the ability to uproot itself and roam about the country attacking humans and inflicting pain and agony.

William Masen somehow managed to escape being blinded in the inferno (yet he was still hospitalized, eyes bandaged following surgery), and he is now one of the few surviving human beings who can see and who can avoid being attacked by the triffids and who just might be able to save mankind from the terrible chaos as well as possible extinction.

While the word “Triffids” is vaguely familiar somewhere in the far recesses of my mind, I stumbled upon this on Kindle not too long ago. Needless to say, it was instantly added to the heap that I am inclined to refer to as my TBR 😉 Have you read this? Are you familiar with the author or his work?

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