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Books You Are Looking Forward To

Post by Gabriele Campbell » Sun July 21st, 2013, 2:50 pm

I haven't seen a thread for this, so I'll start one. What books are on your To Buy-list, what books are you looking forward to hitting the shelves and Amazon? Found anything interesting you feel like checking out?

High on my list are:
Sharon Kay Penman, A King's Ransom (Feburary 2014?)
Bernard Cornwell, The Pagan Lord (another Uhtred novel; out in September)
Douglad Jackson, Sword of Rome (also September)
Steven Erikson, Fall of Light (Kharkanas II, out next summer; that one is Fantasy)

And there's the first novel of an online acquaintance of mine which is also coming out in September (my poor purse ;) ) which may interest other readers, too:

http://www.louiseturner.co.uk/2013/07/b ... sept-2013/

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Post by Lisa » Sun July 21st, 2013, 6:03 pm

After reading Nancy Bilyeau's The Crown and The Chalice in the last month, I'm now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series, whatever it may be called and whenever it may be!

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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Sun July 21st, 2013, 7:41 pm

Don't you love it when you find a good book that turns out first in a series with no information about the follow up books? ;) I've been hunting for a sequel to Hill's Shieldwall - seems there is one next summer or so.

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Post by princess garnet » Sun July 21st, 2013, 8:15 pm

The final installments of trilogies about Marie-Antoinette and Cleopatra Selene

US releases for the "Accursed Kings" series by Maurice Druon
Only the 1st one is out--the paperback for The Strangled Queen (#2) isn't until Nov. this year.

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Post by annis » Sun July 21st, 2013, 11:09 pm

Posted by Gabriele
I've been hunting for a sequel to Hill's Shieldwall - seems there is one next summer or so.
I've been keeping an eye out for this too. Last I saw was a title, Hastings and pub. date May this year- obviously not right!

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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 12:56 am

We all know that Amazon decides its pub dates by throwing darts at a calender. :D

Amazon.de has GRR Martin's Winds of Winter listed for April 2011. Still. :eek:

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Post by annis » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 6:54 am

Just found another listing which gives Hill's Hastings a Feb. 2015 release date! Is this going to be another Dance With Dragons? :)
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Post by Lisa » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 8:37 am

[quote=""Gabriele Campbell""]Don't you love it when you find a good book that turns out first in a series with no information about the follow up books? ;) I've been hunting for a sequel to Hill's Shieldwall - seems there is one next summer or so.[/quote]

I remember reading My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares, and since it ended on a cliffhanger I started looking for the sequel right away. Turns out there's never going to be a sequel - how annoying!

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Post by Nefret » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 8:48 am

Sharon Kay Penman's Ransom
Elizabeth Chadwick's Eleanor trilogy
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Mythica » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 9:19 am

I'm reading some ARCs right now:

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent
Hild by Nicola Griffith

Other books that I've got my eye on:

The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn
The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini
Banquet of Lies by Michelle Diener
Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas
Revolutionary by Alex Myers

And whenever it gets released, Winds of Winters by GRRM.

Oh and it's not history related but Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (yep, still reading this series!).

[quote=""princess garnet""]
US releases for the "Accursed Kings" series by Maurice Druon
Only the 1st one is out--the paperback for The Strangled Queen (#2) isn't until Nov. this year.[/quote]

I picked up the first one when it was on sale on Kindle, can't wait to read it, everyone raves about it! Once I'm finished with all my ARCs, it's next on my list.

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