| The Air War by Adrian Tchaikovsky |
I’ve been looking forward to reading The Air War ever since I finished its predecessor, Heirs of the Blade. Shadows of the Apt is undoubtedly one of my favourite fantasy series so for those of you who have yet to discover this series, it comes highly recommended! I certainly cannot wait to start this one.
| Synopsis |
All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. In Solarno, the spies watch each other and ready their knives, while Myna sees the troops muster at its border and emotions run high as it vows never to be enslaved again. In Collegium, the students argue politics, too late to turn the tide. In the heart of the Empire, new pilots have completed their secretive training, generals are being recalled to service and armies are ready to march. Their Empress, the heir to two worlds, intends to claim her birthright. And nothing – either within the Empire or beyond it – will stand in her way. A conflict is coming, the like of which the insect-kinden have never seen.
| The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick |
The Man in the High Castle has been on my to read list for ever such a long while – so hurrah! I finally picked up a copy! A blend of some of my favourite themes and genres, this science fiction classic is sure to be at the top of the reading pile this spring / summer.
| Synopsis |
It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war, and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.
This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to awake.
| Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson |
You wait years to finally pick up a copy of Gardens of the Moon, the first book in The Malazan Book of the Fallen, and then accidentally buy three copies at once! So after unintentionally purchasing the audiobook, ordering the paperback and then mis-clicking the one-click buy button on the e-book copy, I now have three Gardens of the Moon to ensure I finally read it!
| Synopsis |
The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.
But it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand….