SQT's can't wait to read selection is:
The Silvered by Tanya Huff
Date: November 6, 2012
From the author of the bestselling Blood books, a brilliant new tale of shape-changers, mages, soothsayers,and a power-mad emperor.
The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen—she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leader—to save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers’ trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory. But with every step the odds against their survival, let alone their success, grow steeper...
I haven't read Tanya Huff in ages, but I've always liked her books. This one has the benefit of having a very cool cover that combines steampunk elements with the were-focused story. I haven't read anything that I would put in the more traditional fantasy category lately (and I'm not sure sure this fits the genre too precisely) but cover has me itching to gives this one a try.
Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
Date: November 20, 2012
FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND is a riveting original graphic novel that is both an integral part of the FABLES mythology and an entry point to the long-running, best selling series.
Bigby Wolf takes center stage in the most brutal, action-packed FABLES story to date. Sent out into modern day America at large, Bigby’s on a quest for possible locations for a new Fabletown. In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across a small town named Luperville, somewhere in American’s vast heartland, that, amazingly enough, seems to be populated by werewolves.
These werewolves are descendants of a World War II German project to create an army of werewolf super soldiers, some of whom who were infected with Bigby’s tainted blood. And even more unfortunate the fact that they’ve captured, caged and tortured the most popular and important canine in history: Bigby Wolf.
This original graphic novel (meaning it is not a collection of comics, but has only been made available in this long form edition) carries on the tradition of 1001 Nights of Snowfall, a volume which revealed the origins of many Fables characters. This time the focus is on the Big Bad Wolf, always a favorite character of mine in the Fables series.