ARC Received: Dark Time by Dakota Banks

July 10, 2009 at 2:34 pm (ARC Received)

Actually I think it’s a copy of the actual paperback (seeing as it doesn’t say Review Copy on it anywhere), but close enough.

First impressions:  Urban fantasy.  “Three hundred years ago, she sold her soul to a demon.  Now she wants it back.”   Volume 1 of Mortal Path.  Could be good, or really bad – we’ll see.

Cover:  I suppose it’s an improvement over the too-common Headless Woman cover – in this case, it’s a woman’s back and her head’s dropped so far forward that it takes a second glance to realize that no, she’s not actually decapitated.  And it’s so dark that a lot of the detail is lost.  Oh well.

Maybe I’ll take some time off from enjoying the return of the Sun God this weekend to read it.

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ARC Received: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V. S. Redick

April 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm (ARC Received)

Obviously mailed before I mostly panned the first book Del Rey sent me.   😉

Another first in a series – though I had to look up the book’s website  to determine that – and, oddly, another book that was published first in the U.K.  Have the Brits become a test market for new fantasy authors?

Anyway, this one’s not due in bookstores till May so I have some time to read it … maybe tomorrow.  Nautically-themed fantasy about a ship (actually floating on water, it seems) that’s the size of a city?  I’m there!

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