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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #52



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!
 
Here are my picks for the week:
Inferno
 
Summary:
 
Inferno follows Brown's three previous Langdon books, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code - which sold more than 81 million copies worldwide and ranks as the bestselling adult hardcover book of all time - and The Lost Symbol.

In his international blockbusters, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust…before the world is irrevocably altered.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 528 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: May 14th 2013 by Bantam Press     
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I know that The Da Vinci Code along with Dan Brown's other Robert Langdon novels are either love 'em or hate 'em novels but I just so happen to love them. I was 16 when I first read The Da Vinci Code back in May of 2006 in preperation for the movie release and I've re-read it several times since. I can't wait to get my hands on this one and Mr. Turning the Pages promised to get me a copy as an early birthday present seeing as how it's release is timed perfectly two weeks before my 23rd birthday. I can't wait to see how this book plays out!
 
The Thousand Names: Book One of The Shadow Campaigns
 
Summary:
 
Enter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel — but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic…

Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost. But that was before a rebellion upended his life. And once the powder-smoke settled, he was left in charge of a demoralized force clinging tenuously to a small fortress at the edge of the desert.

To flee from her past, Winter Ihernglass masqueraded as a man and enlisted as a ranker in the Vordanai Colonials, hoping only to avoid notice. But when chance sees her promoted to command, she must win the hearts of her men, and lead them into battle against impossible odds.

But the fates of both of these soldiers, and all the men they lead, depend on the newly arrived Colonel Janus bet Vhalnich, who has been sent by the ailing king to restore order. His military genius seems to know no bounds, and under his command, Marcus and Winter can feel the tide turning.

But their allegiance will be tested as they begin to suspect that the enigmatic Janus’s ambitions extend beyond the battlefield and into the realm of the supernatural — a realm with the power to ignite a meteoric rise, reshape the known world, and change the lives of everyone in its path.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 512 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: July 2nd 2013 by Roc Hardcover    
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I'm not one for novels like these but since I started reading A Game of Thrones I'm wanting to branch out more into the epic fantasy genre and as soon as I saw the cover for The Thousand Names and read the equally appealling summary. This is one that I'm hoping my library orders because I'll be the first name on the holds list!
 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait for the next Dan Brown novel either. I don't get the hate they receive but I personally enjoy them. I haven't heard of The Thousand Names but it sounds epic for sure. Great picks!

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  2. I've never read anything by Dan Brown but I hear so much about his books. The Thousand Names is new to me and looks exciting!
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  3. I'd love to read Dan Brown's Inferno. The previous books were awesome and I can't wait. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
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  4. I haven't read anything by Dan Brown either but Inferno sounds really good! The Thousand Names sounds like something that is right up my alley too! Happy reading :)

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  5. Inferno looks amazing, I love that cover!
    The Thousand Names is new to me, but definitely looks good.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  6. The Thousand Names sounds great. How did I not know about it? Great picks.

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  7. I think I've tired of Dan Brown and all his imitators, but Wexler's book sounds interesting.

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  8. I featured Inferno today, too, though the covers are different! I adore Dan Brown's novels, all of them. Maybe less so for The Lost Symbol, but all the same. Have you read Angels and Demons? Best of the series, I think.

    The Thousand Names sounds intriguing as well! : )

    Great picks!
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  9. Inferno is mine today too! I'm so excited that there's finally another installment to look forward to... I was worried he was all finished with that series!!
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  10. Ah, Dan Brown. Like his books too. And the other one looks interesting too.

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  11. Love your blog!! Cool, another Langston book by Dan Brown. I am not familiar with the other one so I appreciate you sharing.

    Come by and see our WoW at Harlie's Books! We'd love to see ya!

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  12. I'm not a huge Dan Brown fan, but I hope you enjoy Inferno. The Thousand Names is new to me and I am definitely adding it to my list. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I am so excited for the Dan Brown book!

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  14. ooh I've never read a book by Dan Brown but Inferno sounds fantastic!
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  15. Oh heck yes to Dan Brown *bounces* I cannot wait!!

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  16. I can't wait for Inferno, it sounds amazing! I'm a huge Dan Brown fan.

    Happy reading :)

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