Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books. This week we're featuring picks chosen by SQT and Jim.

SQT's can't wait to read selection is:

Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Five) by Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Random House
Date: November 27, 2012
Pages:320

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After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.

I can't help but like this good natured series. Atticus isn't the same as all the other heroes featured in popular paranormal fiction. He's not maudlin or overly snarky- he's long lived and just glad to still be around. His best friend is a wolfhound of uncommon intelligence and between the two of them this series is a lot of fun to read.

Jim's can't wait to read selections is:

Helix Wars by Eric Brown
Publisher: Rebellion
Date: Oct. 11th
Pages: 432

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The Helix is a vast spiral of ten thousand worlds turning around its sun. Aeons ago, the enigmatic Builders constructed the Helix as a refuge for alien races on the verge of extinction. Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the Helix aboard a great colony ship, and the Builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. For that long, peace has reigned on the Helix.

But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli – who scheme to track down and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New earth and inform the peacekeepers.

I've wanted to read Helix for ages, and the military scifi look of this novel has done nothing but increase my desire to go back and read that book. I believe the intention here is not a sequel, but a new series set in the same universe, so potientially it's not necessary to read Helix first, but it still seems most prudent to me. Still, this one goes on my list of books I want to read very soon. I've also seen this book dated as coming out Sept. 25th, so be aware that Oct. date may not be correct.

15 comments:

Elfy said...

I recently read the first 4 of the Iron Druid's, and I'm glad to see that not only is there a new one coming soon, but that it picks up some time after Tricked. The cover looks better than the first 4, too.

Bookluvr Mindy said...

Trapped looks good!

We Fancy Books said...

I'm constantly telling myself to read the Iron Druid Chronicles but it seems that I haven't got some push lately to actually buy it! I guess I'm putting it back on the list to buy next! Awesome picks!

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Tanja - Tanychy said...

I still haven't read any book in the Iron Druid Chronicles, but I believe they're good. It's just there is so many of them and I don't have so much time. Great picks!

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adinabb said...

I keep meaning to start the Iron Druid Chronicles but just haven't found the time. Gotta move them up my TBR list.

Nickle love said...

Good choices! I'm interested in the Iron Druid Chronicles. I'll check it out. ^_^

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Grace Fonseca said...

I still need to read this series. Yet it looks full of awesome. Great WOW pick.

Grace

Elle said...

Great picks!! Trapped looks good!
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Maria said...

Good choices! I can't wait to read trapped.

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Bob Milne said...

Helix Wars definitely sounds interesting. I'm usually more of a space opera than military sci-fi guy, but this one strikes a chord for some reason.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like exciting choices.

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Danica Page said...

Wow! Both of these look amazing. I'll definitely have to read the first series you mentioned.

Great picks!

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Starr K said...

I have Trapped for review and working in Hammered and Tricked to catch up. But I love this series more than I thought that I would, and it's one I definitely recommend.


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Chapter by Chapter said...

I haven't heard of these but I am really curious about the Iron Druid chronicles series! Great picks! Thanks for sharing :)

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Martina Koleva said...

I haven't read the previous books in The Iron Druid Chronicles but I really like the sound of it and I would love to read all of them. Great picks!
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