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Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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These are the chronicles of a book addict, a photo junkie, and an aspiring author, rewriting the very fabric of reality one page (and one snapshot) at a time. From the strange to the unusual; the abandoned to the abnormal; the haunted to the historic; the supernatural to the surreal; the forests of dark fantasy, the cemeteries of gothic horror, and the post-apocalyptic ruins of science fiction are the landscapes of my imagination.

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Deathstalker Rebellion: Being the Second Part of the Life and Times of Owen Deathstalker
Simon R. Green
Progress: 298/508 pages

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin, Robin Miles

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Orbit


A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

And it ends with you. You are the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where orogenes wield the power of the earth as a weapon and are feared far more than the long cold night. And you will have no mercy.

A new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin.

I already had this one on my radar, but after reading all this sad puppy bullshit regarding the Hugos, N. K. Jemisin had leaped to the top of my summer must-read pile. It sounds like a great story, I've been remiss in not reading her before now, and I admire the way she's politely and respectfully defended herself. Count me . . . and I hope I love it enough to piss off a whole litter of sad puppies! :)

Source: http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.ca/2015/04/waiting-on-wednesday-fifth-season-by-n.html