The fabulous Book Chick City is the hostess of this lovely meme, where I list the books I’m hoping to add to my collection. I’m so far behind on my reading I ought to stop even looking, but I can’t help myself – it’s an addiction, right? Is there a name for it? I should look.
This week I found a couple of books that are unlike anything else I’ve been reading lately. I don’t even know how to describe them. Geists are ghosts, by the way.
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Between the living and the dead is the Order of the Deacons, protectors of the Empire, guardians against possession, sentinels enlisted to ward off the malevolent haunting of the geists…
Among the most powerful of the Order is Sorcha, now thrust into partnership with the novice Deacon, Merrick Chambers. They have been dispatched to the isolated village of Ulrich to aide the Priory with a surge of violent geist activity. With them is Raed Rossin, Pretender to the throne that Sorcha is sworn to protect, and bearer of a terrible curse.
But what greets them in the strange settlement is something far more predatory and more horrifying than any mere haunting. And as she uncovers a tradition of twisted rituals passed down through the dark reaches of history, Sorcha will be forced to reconsider everything she thinks she knows.
And if she makes it out of Ulrich alive, what in Hell is she returning to?
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor’s sister.
The next two books are Wrayth (2012) and Harbinger (2013), so for once I have a chance to get in on a series sort of near the beginning (ha!).
So what’s on your wishlist?