Saturday, August 7, 2010

On My Wishlist (Aug. 7th, 2010)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

I haven't done an On My Wishlist in ages, and consequently have a ton of books I'd like to get my paws on.  Lots of epic fantasy below!

In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary "neomage." Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him.

Trained from childhood to a life of servitude and espionage, Phedre Delaunay serves her master, Anafiel, as a courtesan and spy, ferreting out the dangerous secrets of the noble houses of Terre d'Ange. When she uncovers a treasonous conspiracy, however, her life takes on a new and deadly purpose. Set in a world reminiscent of late medieval and early Renaissance Europe, Carey's first novel portrays a society based upon political and sexual intrigue.

While teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is being pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to blow up into all-out civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. Unfortunately, Kalix isn't really into clan politics - laudanum's more her thing. Even more unfortunately, Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she's now on the l am in London. . .

Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead for two minutes. When she comes to in the hospital, she sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring.  But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker- able to move between the human world and the mysterious cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift is about to drag her into that strange new realm-whether she likes it or not.

The first title in a new fantasy series introduces the kingdom of Skala, where an usurper king claimed his young half-sister's throne. To be born female into the royal line had become a death sentence. But as the king's nephew, his sister's only child, grows into manhood, it is unknown to both that the boy is actually the princess's daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny. 

Anluan has been crippled since childhood, part of a curse that has besieged his family and his home of Whistling Tor. But when the young scribe Caitrin is retained to sort through family documents, she brings about unexpected changes in the household, casting a hopeful light against the despairing shadows.   But to truly free Anluan’s burdened soul, Caitrin must unravel the web of sorcery woven by his ancestors before it claims his life—and their love…


  1. Some interesting dark fantasy books here. I hope you get to read some of them soon.

    My wishlist is here

  2. Bloodring looks awesome.

    My wishlist is here Manga Maniac Cafe

  3. Bloodring is fantabulous, love Thorn's stories by Faith!
    I have the entire Harper Blaine series, once receive my last 2 books from The Book Depository, in my TBR! Hope you get your wishes, mine at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories today

    jackie ^_^

  4. What a great wishlist! I haven't read any on this list, I have "Greywalker" and "Heart's Blood" on my TBR pile and I can't wait to read them especially "Heart's blood", as Marillier is one of my favorite authors. Also, I want to give the Kushiel books a try too in a near future, as the Man of the House has read and loved them all! :D

  5. Hope you get your books. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

  6. I also want to read "Heart's Blood". It sounds like a great book.



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