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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #64



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:

Mistress of the Sea
 
Summary:
 
Mistress Cooksley may be a wealthy merchant's daughter, but she blushes at my words and meets my eyes look for look. Yet I cannot hope to court her without fortune, and a dalliance with a pretty maid will not hinder me from my path.

Captain Drake's endeavour might bring me gold, but I, Will Doonan, will have my revenge.

The Spaniards captured my brother and have likely tortured and killed him. For God and St George, we'll strike at the dogs and see justice done.

I thought I'd left Mistress Cooksley behind to gamble everything and follow Drake, and here she is playing the boy at the ends of the world. She's a fool with a heart as brave as any man's. Yet her presence here could be the ruin of us all...
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 448 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: June 20th 2013 by Ebury Press (First Published  August 30th 2012)
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
Aside from the beautiful cover and the amazing quote by my favourite author Diana Gabaldon, I really like the summary of the novel. It doesn't give too much away but it definitely got my attention.
 
Stormbird (War of the Roses, #1)
 
Summary:
 
Wars of the Roses: the brand new historical series from Conn Iggulden - internationally best-selling author of the Emperor and Conqueror series.

King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead.

In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. His poor health and frailty of mind render him a weakling king -Henry depends on his closest men, Spymaster Derry Brewer and William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, to run his kingdom.

Yet there are those, such as the Plantagenet Richard, Duke of York, who believe England must be led by a strong king if she is to survive. With England's territories in France under threat, and rumours of revolt at home, fears grow that Henry and his advisers will see the country slide into ruin. With a secret deal struck for Henry to marry a young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou, those fears become all too real.

As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who, or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?

'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent 'A thrilling journey, rippingly told . . . Iggulden's most satisfying to date' Telegraph 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror 'Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story' The Times

Conn Iggulden is the author of the best-selling Emperor and Conqueror historical fiction series and also the co-author (with his brother Hal), of 2006's British Book of The Year, The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full time writer. He is married and lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 464 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: October 10th 2013
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
Since I plan on reading the author's Conqueror series soon I was surprised to find that he had a new series starting. The cover is simple yet gorgeous and I love the time that this book is set in. While I haven't yet experienced the author's writing I can tell this will be one I'm going to love.
 
 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 

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  2. Interesting picks - the War of the Roses might be worth a read.

    Here's my pick for the week.

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  3. Both of those books look great! I love historical fiction, but have not read one in a while.

    Monstrous Discoveries

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  4. Oh wow. Mistress of the Sea is gorgeous. Hadn't seen that one before. Great pick!!

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  5. I have not heard of this one before, thank you for sharing.

    Courtney Ann @ Rondo of a Possible World
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  6. Love your choices! They both look terrific. ;)

    Come on by Harlie's Books and see what we have up this week!

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