Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Release Tuesday for Sci Fi Fantasy

Here are this week's choice selections of new releases in the genre of fantasy and sci fi. Check them out!

Omen (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2) by Christie Golden (Author)
According to Amazon: “The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo’s shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Darth Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order’s influence within the Galactic Alliance.

Forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen’s fall to the dark side–and to learn what’s turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics. But finding answers will mean venturing into the mind-bending space of the Kathol Rift and bargaining with an alien species as likely to destroy outsiders as deal with them. Still, there is no other choice and no time to lose, as the catastrophic events on Coruscant continue to escalate. Stricken by the same violent dementia that infected her brother, Valin, Jedi Knight Jysella Horn faces an equally grim fate after her capture by Natasi Daala’s police. And when Han and Leia Solo narrowly foil another deranged Jedi bent on deadly destruction, even acting Jedi Grand Master Kenth Hamner appears willing to bow to Daala’s iron will–at the expense of the Jedi Order.

But an even greater threat is looming. Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the dark side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.”

Naamah's Kiss by Jacqueline Carey (Author)
The Product Description for this states: “Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn; the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts - the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow.

Moirin has a secret, too. From childhood onward, she senses the presence of unfamiliar gods in her life; the bright lady, and the man with a seedling cupped in his palm. Raised in the wilderness by her reclusive mother, it isn't until she comes of age that Moirin learns how illustrious, if mixed, her heritage is. The great granddaughter of Alais the Wise, child of the Maghuin Donn, and a cousin of the Cruarch of Alba, Moirin learns her father was a D'Angeline priest dedicated to serving Naamah, goddess of desire.

After Moirin undergoes the rites of adulthood, she finds divine acceptance...on the condition that she fulfill an unknown destiny that lies somewhere beyond the ocean. Or perhaps oceans. Beyond Terre d'Ange where she finds her father, in the far reaches of distant Ch'in, Moirin's skills are a true gift when facing the vengeful plans of an ambitious mage, a noble warrior princess desperate to save her father's throne, and the spirit of a celestial dragon.”

These are this week's offerings. Looking for something good to read? Why not check these out? Just a thought...

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The Practical Preserver said...

I'm at one of those lulls in my reading. Can't seem to find anything that suits my fancy, so I've been perusing the bookshelves at home, reacquainting myself with my stash. Picked up Agatha Christie's "Cards on the Table" and am rereading it. She was a master of psychology and it's giving me some help in plotting my own novel.

Marvin D Wilson said...

This new release feature is really cool. You do a good job of reviewing and presenting them, too. :)

The Old Silly

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Karen, I liked "Cards on the Table," too! I love re-reading Christie.

Nancy, thanks for the great reading suggestions!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Galen Kindley--Author said...

After reading the Star Wars synopsis, I’m totally stoked. Sounds really good. This, and Book 1, plus the Abyss are available at Amazon. I know, I looked them up. Now, where’s my credit card? Thanks, Nancy.

Best regards, Galen

Anonymous said...

Good idea to post reviews. I've got to incorporate this onto my site. Problem: I read books mainly from the library (much cheaper) and if the book is boring, then I haven't wasted $20-25. But these books are usually not new releases. They've been out for a few years. Maybe there are book clubs where you can swap recent releases with each other.

- Steve Tremp

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Great reviews. There are so many books I want to read. If only I had more time. And money. :-)



N A Sharpe said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, y'all. This has been another one of those weeks for me...sorry for the delay responding. There are MANY wonderful books waiting to be read - I too wish I had more time and money to do just that - read and write...oh what a happy camper I'd be, LOL.

Thanks everybody!

Nancy, from Just a Thought…

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