Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another book in the Mail

It really is almost Christmas. Today another book I requested arrived. Harbringer of the Storm, the sequel to Aliette de Bodard's debut novel Servant of the Underworld, landed on the doormat. It will be published in January 2011 so I'll try to read and review it before the end of the year.

Publisher Angry Robot has published a number of unusual books last year. Things that don't quite meet the well-established conventions of the genre, books that would ordinarily not receive much attention. Not everything they publish will be universally loved but it certainly good to see a publisher take a chance on some interesting titles.

From the publisher:
The year is Two House and the Mexica Empire teeters on the brink of destruction, lying vulnerable to the flesh-eating star-demons – and to the return of their creator, a malevolent goddess only held in check by the Protector God’s power.

The council is convening to choose a new emperor, but when a councilman is found dead, only Acatl, High Priest of the Dead, can solve the mystery.

When he hears rumours of a sinister cabal of sorcerors he must face up to demons, not all of them his own.

I'll be back tomorrow with a review of a Frank Herbert classic.

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