Saturday, September 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (6)

Evenin', gov'na's! Hope you all had a great week. Once again, this meme is hosted by Kristi, aka The Story Siren. It's been a pretty good week for me, so I'm super excited about this post!

First of all, thanks to the lovely Michelle Moran for sending me some bookmarks and a signed Cleopatra's Daughter card.


I got two upcoming releases from Angry Robot Books as an official ensign of the Robot Army:

Sir Rupert Triumff. Adventurer. Fighter. Drinker.


Pratchett goes swashbuckling in the hotly anticipated original fiction debut of the multi-million selling Warhammer star.

Triumff is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day … a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure.

The angel of death in Chicago oversees all people in the megalopolis, making sure their deaths fit their lives. Though most deaths naturally do, those that result from serial murder do not, so the angel spends much time trailing a serial killer in his patch.

On the trail of one such man, he encounters a cop and falls in love with her. When he is assigned to kill her, though, he has to make a choice between divinity and humanity.

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, but only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau was the son of the expedition's translators, Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. Across the Endless River compellingly portrays this mixed-blood child's mysterious boyhood along the Missouri among the Mandan tribe and his youth as William Clark's ward in St. Louis. The novel becomes a haunting exploration of identity and passion as eighteen-year-old Baptiste is invited to cross the Atlantic in 1823 with young Duke Paul of W├╝rttemberg.

During their travels throughout Europe, Paul introduces Baptiste to a world he never imagined. Gradually, Baptiste senses the limitations of life as an outsider. His passionate affair with Paul's older cousin helps him understand the richness of his heritage and the need to fashion his own future. But it is Maura, the beautiful and independent daughter of a French-Irish wine merchant Baptiste meets in Paris, who most influences his ultimate decision to return to the frontier.

Rich in the details of life in both frontier America and the European court, Across the Endless River is a captivating novel about a man at the intersection of cultures, languages, and customs.



Chelsea lives in Los Angeles; Miya lives in Tokyo. Other than the fact they're both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas, they would seem to have nothing in common. Or do they?


They got to know each other through their blogs. But three years ago something happened to Chelsea, an event so terrible that she stopped writing altogether. Miya's been checking Chelsea's blog ever since, to see if she's come back, but she never has. Until today.


Today is the day Chelsea finally goes back online and tells Miya everything. And today is the day that Miya's life could change forever because of it.

Like a Japanese manga come to life, Gothic Lolita is a mythic fairy tale about love, death, and rebirth...and the courage it takes to reach out to another soul.

And that's it for this week, folks. Make sure you check out the Story Siren's post and leave your link on Mister Linky.

Have an awesome Sunday,



robin_titan said...

Oh I've heard a BUNCH about Gothic Lolita and it's been on my TBR forever. Enjoy all of those :)

Faye said...

awesome books! happy reading!!!

Rebecca said...

Great books and things you got this week. I've read Gothic Lolita, it's quite interesting. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Gothic Lolita sounds really good. Happy reading!

Lauren said...

Gothic Lolita sounds amazing. I'm adding it to my TBR. Thanks for the heads up.

Allison said...

I like the cover of Gothic Lolita. It sounds good. Enjoy!

The Story Siren said...

great books this week! hope you enjoy! happy reading!

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