Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday the Second

It's Wishlist Wednesday! Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly segment in which I share books that I want but haven't got. Some are available at the library and some aren't.

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie:

From Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies.

Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government, if he can stay alive long enough to follow it.

Enter the wizard, Bayaz. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glotka a whole lot more difficult. 

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

From Maternal love faces formidable challenges in this stellar steampunk tale. In an alternate 1880s America, mad inventor Leviticus Blue is blamed for destroying Civil War–era Seattle. When Zeke Wilkes, Blue's son, goes into the walled wreck of a city to clear his father's name, Zeke's mother, Briar Wilkes, follows him in an airship, determined to rescue her son from the toxic gas that turns people into zombies (called rotters and described in gut-churning detail). When Briar learns that Seattle still has a mad inventor, Dr. Minnericht, who eerily resembles her dead husband, a simple rescue quickly turns into a thrilling race to save Zeke from the man who may be his father.
 Little, Big by John Crowley 

From Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end.

That's part of my wishlist. What's on yours?


Lu said...

Great Wishlist!

Escapist said...

Thanks! :) I think I got some gooders on here.

redhead said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of the Joe Abercrombie! I just finished the second book in the series, gotta get that review started. . .

maischeph said...

The Blade Itself rocks, especially if you like 'em violent. I really wanna read Boneshaker, too. And Leviathan. I want me some more steampunk!

Escapist said...

Gahhh my wishlist is just so long now lol. I think last count I had like 120 books total.

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