Aujourd’hui je vais te parler des livres que j’ai acheté/reçus en novembre.
Steel crow saga
« A soldier with a curse
Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic . . . and against her own flesh and blood.
A prince with a debt
Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption—or his downfall.
A detective with a grudge
Xiulan is an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery—but the biggest mystery of all is her true identity. She’s a princess in disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.
A thief with a broken heart
Lee is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in crime—and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward—she can’t say no, and she soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.
This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives—and begin to change the world. »
Keeper of the lost cities: Legacy
« Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities.
And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them.
Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy. »
And the ocean was our sky
« With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself…
As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men.
With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate. »
Girls of storm and shadow
J’ai pris la version exclusive Fairyloot pour que ça aille avec la version Fairyloot que j’ai du tome 1. Cette édition a une couverture exclusive, des tranches bleues et est signée par l’auteure.
« Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn’t the end of the plan—it’s just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei’s head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.
Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her? »
L’épouvanteur, tome 16
« «L’armée noire des Kobalos, ces êtres bestiaux, se rapprochait des côtes de la mer du Nord. Ils fixaient déjà sur notre pays leur regard maléfique. Et un danger plus immédiat nous menaçait : leurs Hauts Mages étaient capables de se transporter directement dans le Comté, accompagnés de quelques guerriers. Une attaque était à craindre à tout instant.»
Alors que Thomas Ward a perdu l’une de ses plus précieuses aides, le Comté est toujours sous la menace d’un ennemi redoutable, dont l’ambition est d’envahir et d’asservir l’humanité. Le jeune Épouvanteur est sur le point de livrer une bataille sans merci contre des êtres aux pouvoirs terrifiants.
Une fois encore, il lui faut se liguer avec les forces de l’obscur, car l’avenir du monde entier dépend de cet ultime combat. A l’heure du dénouement, Tom et ses alliés devront aller chercher au plus profond d’eux-mêmes des ressources insoupçonnées pour survivre. »
« Jinzaburô Kuchii, un samouraï de Kamakura, est exilé à Tsushima où il est chargé par la fille du gouverneur, Teruhi, de défendre l’île des Mongols. Au lieu de la peine de mort, les proscrits ont reçu l’ordre de servir de pions sacrifiables. Ils doivent tenir sept jours jusqu’à l’arrivée des renforts de Kyûshû, mais face aux armes et aux tactiques étranges des Mongols, le maître du clan Sô, Sukekuni, et son fils, Umajirô, se font tuer.
Alors que tous s’étaient résignés à perdre, Jinzaburô apparaît seul sur le champ de bataille, vêtu d’une ancienne armure… »
The last spell breather
« A stunning fantasy debut, enter the unique world of the Spell Breathers. Spell Breathing does not come naturally to Rayne – she loathes the hours of practice, the stacks of scrolls, and the snapping mud devils that cover her mothers precious spell book. But it is spell breathing that keeps her village safe from the dreaded monster curse that plagues their world. It is ancient powerful magic, but as Rayne learns to her horror . . . it is also fragile. In one clumsy move, the magic that keeps them safe is broken, her village is plunged into danger, and an incredible adventure begins . . . »
Legacy of ash
L’édition que j’ai est signée par l’ateur (édition disponible sur bookdepository).
« A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.
Ruling families – once protectors of justice and democracy – now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.
Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.
Viktor Akadra is the Republic’s champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.
Josiri Trelan is Viktor’s sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother’s failed rebellion.
And yet Calenne, Josiri’s sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the Trelan name.
As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their homeland. However, decades of bad blood are not easily forgotten – victory will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined. »
« All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true–he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.
Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.
But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to. »
A clash of kings illustrated
George R R Martin
« In this thrilling sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced.
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles. »
Black clover, volume 21
« Les Chevaliers-Mages ont été séparés. Envoyé dans la dimension des songes créée par Dorothy, le groupe de Vanessa lutte pour trouver une sortie. De leur côté, Asta et ses compagnons affrontent Drowa et Ekra, les elfes réincarnés dans les corps de Gosh et de sa petite soeur, Marie. Leurs magies conjuguées s’avèrent particulièrement dangereuses… Parviendront-ils à tous se réunir pour rejoindre le Palais des Ombres et déjouer les projets de l’ennemi ? ! »
Fate of the fallen
« Not all stories have happy endings.
Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride.
However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive. »
Amélie Wen Zhao
« In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.
When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.
A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all. »
« Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea.
There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden lullaby to remind him of them…and doing his best to avoid his very, very grumpy yeti guardian, Tobu. But life is about to get a whole lot more crazy-adventurous for Ash.
When a brave rescue attempt reveals he has amazing magical powers, he’s whisked aboard the Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers who could use his help. But can they help him find his family?
Bursting with brilliant characters, heart-stopping adventure and tons of laughs, this is a magical tale about being brave, looking out for your friends and finding your place in the world. «
Les faucons de Raverra
« La magie est peu fréquente dans l’Empire raverrain, et ceux qui naissent avec ce pouvoir sont étroitement contrôlés : repérés dès l’enfance, ils se retrouvent enrôlés de force dans le régiment des Faucons.
Zaira a évité ce sort ; elle a grandi dans les rues en volant pour survivre et en dissimulant sa nature. Mais elle cache une magie rare et dangereuse, une magie qui pourrait menacer l’Empire tout entier.
Amalia Cornaro n’était pas destinée à devenir Fauconnière. Héritière d’une puissante famille, érudite, elle vit dans le monde dangereux des machinations politiques. Mais le sort va réunir l’héritière et la sorcière en une alliance improbable. Alors que la menace de la guerre se profile, il pourrait suffire d’une étincelle pour transformer leur cité en un brasier incandescent… »
J’ai reçu en service presse
A throne of swans
Katharine & Elizabeth Corr
Sortie le: 09/01/2020
« When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn’s ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not transformed for years, not since witnessing the death of her mother – ripped apart by hawks that have supposedly been extinct since the long-ago War of the Raptors.
With the benevolent shelter of her mother and her father now lost, Aderyn is at the mercy of her brutal uncle, the King, and his royal court. Driven by revenge and love, she must venture into the malevolent heart of the Citadel in order to seek the truth about the attack that so nearly destroyed her, to fight for the only home she has ever known and for the land she has vowed to protect. »
The unspoken name
A K Larkwood
Sortie le: 11/02/2020
« Csorwe does—she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.
But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard’s loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.
But Csorwe will soon learn—gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due. »
Voilà pour mon haul livres de novembre 🙂