Saturday, April 16, 2011

In My Mailbox - 4/16/11

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Here are the new books I got this week:


Bracelet of Bones by Kevin Crossley-Holland

It is 1036. Halfdan is a Viking mercenary who is determined to travel to Constantinople and become one of the Viking Guard serving Empress Zoe. He promises to take his daughter, but one morning Solveig wakes up to find him gone. Setting off in her own tiny boat, she is determined to make the journey from Norway to the breathtaking city. Her boat is washed up, but Solveig is undeterred. What awaits Solveig as she continues on her summer journey across the world? She finds passage with Viking traders, witnesses the immolation of a young slave girl and learns to fight. She sees the clashes between those who praise her Norse Gods and the new Christians. In this perilous and exciting world, a young girl alone could be quickly endangered or made a slave. Will Solveig live to see her father again, and if she survives, will she remain free? A glittering novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood.

For review:

Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett

Ariadne is destined to become a goddess of the moon. She leads a lonely life, finding companionship only with her beloved, misshapen brother Asterion, who must be held captive below the palace for his own safety.
Then a ship arrives bearing a tribute of slaves from Athens, and Ariadne meets Theseus, the son of the king of Athens. Ariadne finds herself drawn to the newcomer, and soon they form a friendship—one that could perhaps become something more.
But Theseus is doomed to die as an offering to the minotaur, that monster beneath the palace—unless he can kill the beast first. And that "monster" is Ariadne’s brother . . .


La Coccinelle said...

Both of those sound really interesting!


Unknown said...

Sorry, got to dash, I have to go find the awesomeness that is Bracelet of Bones! Bye!

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A Musing Mother said...

Nice collection! Have a great week!

Unknown said...

I want to read Bracelet of Bones. I've loved Keven's other books. I must order myself a copy. I didn't even realise it was out yet! Enjoy.

Alison Can Read said...

Fab set! Bracelet of Bones looks especially interesting.
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Unknown said...

A great pile of books! They all look fab. Happy Reading :)
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