Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Books

This week I bought a smaller selection of new books. 

I am most excited about The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett. I found a hardbound copy on the Amazon Marketplace that ended up being an British edition. Oddly enough it is one of the smaller sized hardcovers that seem to be gaining in popularity. I really enjoyed The Warded Man which I recently finished reading and should be reviewing soon. So, I am looking forward to reading The Desert Spear in the near future.

I am also eager to read The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. I have really enjoyed the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, especially because of my academic past. Though the books may be fairly simple they are Young Adult but more importantly make Ancient Myth exciting to young readers.

In the Earth Abides the Flame and The Right Hand of God by Russell Kirkpatrick I am a bit more ambivalent about. I liked what Across the Face of the Earth was trying to do, but the book almost suffocates under the weight of its slow pace and incessant exposition. But, the last hundred or so pages of Across the Face of the World really picked up the narrative pace and made me want to give the final two books in the trilogy a go.

Image Source for The Desert Spear: Harper Collins
Image Source for The Last Olympian: Wikipedia
Image Source for The Right Hand of God: Hatchette
Image Source for In the Earth Abides the Flame: Hatchette

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