My tbr is a mammoth thing, it has taken on a life of it’s own and if I hadn’t started reading on my kindle, it would have probably filled my house and suffocated me. I don’t let that stop me though, I add to my book collection way to often. So I thought I would give you a look at the books I’m hoping to add to my collection soon.
The Copper Assassin by Maddlyn Rogers
Synopsis – In the sixteenth year of its founding, the city-state of Wyverna teems with vitality, rife with crime, secrets, and sorcery. Like its namesake, the wyverns that hunt from the mountains above, Wyverna is a city of predators. Its pirates sail out to plunder the wealth of nations, while at home the capital seethes, an uneasy amalgam of the old ways of its anarchic peoples and the newly imposed rule of law.
The young noble Gorgo navigates these complexities with ease, until one night he learns of a plot to assassinate Wyverna’s legendary founder, the Warlord. The rebels have obtained a mighty relic: an ancient copper golem created to be the ultimate assassin. Invulnerable and relentless, the golem destroyed the civilization that birthed it. If it kills the Warlord, Gorgo realizes his city too will fall, ripped apart by civil war.
Armed with nothing but his wits and his courage, Gorgo sets out to find a way to save Wyverna. His mission will take him from the elegant casinos of downtown to the chaotic docks where smugglers prowl, from the hot sands of the arena to the cold midnight of magic-shadowed streets. But even he cannot foresee where his path will ultimately lead, and to what consequences.
The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss
Synopsis – Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music holds power over souls—not until, at age nine, she plays her flute before the desert court and accidentally stops her baby sister’s heart, killing her. Horrified by what she’s done and fearing for her life, she flees north, out of Provincial jurisdiction and into the frigid land of exiles and thieves, known as The Wilds. There, Sable lives in hiding, burdened by guilt, and survives as a healer. But now, ten years later, someone—or something—is hunting her.
On the run again, Sable’s best chance for survival is Jos, a lethal man from the Five Provinces, who claims to need her skills as a healer to save his dying father, and she needs the large sum of money he’s offered. There’s something about him Sable doesn’t trust, but she doesn’t have many options. A spirit of the dead is hunting her, summoned by a mysterious necromancer, and it’s getting closer.
Sable soon discovers she’s just the start of the necromancer’s plan to take over the Five Provinces, and she’s the only one with the power to stop it. But harnessing her forbidden power means revealing it to the world, and the dangerous Provincial, Jos, she’s beginning to fall for.
Fear the Wolf by Andrew Butcher
Synopsis – In Senla Nora’s village, the children are raised to remember one rule above all else: “Fear the Wolf.”
To fear the Wolf is to know your place. If any villager were to step out of line, the Wolf would emerge from the surrounding forest and massacre every man, woman, and child.
For a simple garment weaver like Senla Nora, knowing her place should be easy. Yet Senla dreams of abandoning her assigned duty and becoming a fearless warrior like her best friend, Reni, the woman she loves but is forbidden to be with.
When the Wolf devastates her village, Senla sets out—racked with guilt and bloodthirsty for revenge—to hunt down the enormous white beast. She must become the skilled swordswoman she has always wanted to be. To survive in the forest, she will need to fight vicious creatures, outsmart violent nomads, and ally with the unlikeliest of beings.
If she fails, no village will ever be safe again … and Senla will never discover what it truly means to fear the Wolf.
Lord of Time by Michelle Amitrani
Synopsis – Time doesn’t heal all wounds. It makes them deeper.
Alfred White’s only concern in life is his career. Until he meets Pacific, a mysterious man who questions Alfred’s obedience to a system designed to harvest people’s time.
Yes. Time. Pacific seems to know the inner truth behind time, and he will share this knowledge—if Alfred will accept his mentorship for one day. But Alfred soon learns that the road to temporal knowledge is paved with death and destruction.
And, as the day continues, Alfred discovers another truth: there is nothing Pacific wouldn’t do for more time.
It’s safe to say I’m an absolute cover whore. These pretty babies really caught my eye. I love SPFBO, it always manages to bring authors to my attention that I would have missed otherwise.
Do you follow the SPFBO? Do you have a favourite I should check out?