I have been having an absolutely fantastic couple of week for books, as I have been lucky enough to receive several incredible and amazing new novels from some of my local publishers. These novels include some truly awesome new releases, several of which I have been eagerly awaiting for some time. I am extremely keen to check out all of the books below and they should make for some amazing reads.
I made sure to grab a copy of that latest Raymond E Feist novel, Master of Furies, the day it came out. This awesome fantasy novel is the third and final novel in the Firemane Saga, following on from King of Ashes and Queen of Storms. I’ve actually already read Master of Furies (review to follow soon) and it is very good, ending the trilogy well and featuring some very intriguing elements.
Conviction by Frank Chalmers
I also received a copy of the interesting debut novel Conviction by Frank Chalmers. This cool Australian thriller is set in the 1970s and follows a banished cop as he attempts to solve a series of murders in a remote, outback town. I have been really enjoying all the recent Australian debut fiction and I cannot wait to see what happens in this awesome sounding book.
Essex Dogs by Dan Jones
Another great debut I recently received was Essex Dogs by Dan Jones. Jones, a well-known historian, is making his fictional debut here with a very impressive sounding plot. Essentially a medieval Band of Brothers, Essex Dogs will follow a small group of English soldiers as they fight in the Hundred Years’ War (one of my favourite historical wars). This is a very cool concept and I cannot wait to see how Jones’ first novel turns out.
Airside by James Swallow
I was very excited to get a copy of this fantastic thriller Airside by James Swallow. Swallow is an author I have been meaning to read for a while, mainly because he has written some awesome Warhammer novels. However, I am also rather excited to read this excellent thriller that sees an ordinary man make a big mistake when he steals some money in an airport. I like the concept surrounding this novel and I am curious to see what happens.
Weaponized by Neal Asher
Neal Asher is another highly acclaimed author that I have been meaning to read for a while. It looks like I am going to get the chance soon as I just received a copy of Weaponized. A standalone novel set in one of his established universes, Weaponized has a great plot about a technologically enhanced soldier who finds trouble out in the wider universe. I am very interested in seeing if I liked Asher’s storytelling and writing style and this could lead to me reading more of his fantastic novels.
The Darkening by Sunya Mara
A debut young adult fantasy novel with an excellent story to it. The Darkening by Sunya Mara sounds like an awesome novel about duty, revenge, family and betrayal and I am very curious to try it out.
Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
I was also very happy to receive a copy of Wrong Time Wrong Place by established thriller author Gillian McAllister. This novel will see a mother going back in time to prevent her son becoming a murderer. I love the concept behind this book and I will hopefully start reading Wrong Time Wrong Place this week.
The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss
The final book I recently received was The Ghosts of Paris by Australian author Tara Moss. Set in 1947, this novel will follow a reporter as she attempts to find several missing men in the post-war Paris. Appearing to be part thriller and part historical drama, The Ghosts of Paris should be right up my alley and I look forward to reading it.
Well that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post. As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in. Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.