Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I would share some books that I’ve got over the last few months. I’m trying to read the books I already own before buying more books, but I couldn’t resist getting a few new books. I have very little self control when it comes to books :). Let’s get started.



River of Stars / Guy Gavriel Kay
In his critically acclaimed novel ‘Under Heaven’, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China’s Tang dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later – a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song dynasty.



An Echo of Things to Come / James Islington
In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs-finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians, and uncovers a dangerous political secret. Meanwhile, their compatriot Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows. And Caeden races against time to fulfill his treacherous bargain with the Lyth, but as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed…



Moonstone / Wilkie Collins
Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the ‘Scotland Yard bungler’ and the skilled, professional detective.


The Dragon Queen / William Andrews / Netgalley
From the bestselling author of Daughters of the Dragon comes the story of one of the most extraordinary queens in history. As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, US diplomat Nate Simon is sent to Seoul to gauge the political situation and advise the president. He also needs to find out why someone sent the president an ancient, intricately carved comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon. Though familiar with Korea’s language and culture, Nate knows little of its troubled history. Beautiful and mysterious embassy aide Anna Carlson believes it’s time he learns, starting with the extraordinary story of Korea’s last queen. Seoul, 1866. The beautiful orphan Ja-young is chosen to be the child bride of Gojong, Korea’s boy king. Highly intelligent but shy, Ja-young faces a choice: she can be a stone queen—silent and submissive—or she can be a dragon queen and oppose enemies and empires that try to rule Korea during the age of imperialism. Her choice leads her to forge a legend that will endure far beyond her lifetime. The more Nate discovers, the more he comes to realize that Queen Min’s story is still relevant today. Now the choice is up to him: be submissive and accepting…or change the world.


Soul of the World / David Mealing / Netgalley
It is a time of revolution. in the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. and on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge. Each must learn the secrets of their power in time to guide their people through ruin. But a greater evil may be trying to stop them


That’s all I have for you guys for today. Hopefully I can resist getting any more books for some time, so I can concentrate on the books I own. Have you guys got any new books recently? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.





5 thoughts on “Book Haul

  1. Can’t decide on The Dragon Queen. It will probably be a book I borrow from the library if I do read it. I’d rather just read the historical part and skip modern day.
    (tangent I guess I’ve assumed that diplomats would be more familiar with the country’s history)


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