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It's Monday! What are you reading? (18) September 17, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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This Monday meme is held by the The Book Journey. Feel free to join in and tell us what you’re reading!

Title: The Blinding Knife

Author: Brent Weeks

Available at: Amazon Kindle Barnes and Noble

From Goodreads:

Gavin Guile is dying.

He’d thought he had five years left—now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies.

Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.

This is the second book in the Lightbringer series. (The Black Prism is the first book.) Just like the first book, the beginning of the second book is a slog. I’m starting to get into it though and it’s happening sooner then it did with the first. I think that’s because I have so much more background then I did the first time around. The story and the world is so complex you need a lot of buildup.

Title: Vessel

Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Available at: Amazon Kindle Barnes and Noble

From Goodreads:

In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love.Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.

The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate—or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.

I’m really excited about reading this book. I found it on Amazon and I not only fell  in love with the gorgeous cover, I thought the premise sounded great. I mean trickster gods? How fun is that?

I’m eager to finish Blinding Knife so I can move on to Vessel. I’m setting aside reading time today to do just that.

What are you reading?

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