Monday, April 2, 2012

A Journey through Fantasy Part 1

Hey guys :)
I'm back from my bookshopping tour and (besides my monthly dose on mangas) I have the beginings of two new series in my backpack waiting to be showed to you.
Yeah, I know I should finish the series I already started before begining with something new, but can you resist the atmosphere of your favorite bookstore? Besides, I'm currently waiting on Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare to come out in paperback, here in my home country. So I can continue with the series. The nice woman at the book store told me that it will be published somewhere around the end of the year. So to fill the long waiting gap I'm setting sales and leaving home, for a journey into distant countries full with magic, fantasy, and a lot of words. Will you come with me? Than just go ahead...

The first coast we're landing on today gives us a wonderful view of dangerously high mountains. The captain of our little ship tells us that in this mountains the Host is said to be. A place where magic still exists and people called the Keepers learn to use it.  I'm talking about First Truth by Dawn Cook, who you might know as Kim Harrison. It's the first book in the Truth series and from what I read so far it's really good. I really like the two main characters Alissa and Strell and how they're fighting all the time :)

Here is the official synopsis taken from Goodreads:

Alissa doesn't believe in magic. Her father's stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Maters, are just that―stories. But her mother insists that Alissa has inherited her father's magical ability, and so she must go to the Hold―the only place her talents can be trained.

On her way, she crosses paths with Stree, a wandering musician from the plains. And though Alissa is not sure she can trust a plainsman, Strell has something she needs―one of her father's old maps. Travelling together, they can reach the Hold before the snow sets in.

But they don't know that the Hold is nearly empty.
Something is very wrong and someone believes that Alissa and Strell know about a book called First Truth

I think it's time for a little cover comparing. We haven't done that in a long time and this books gives us not just two but three covers to compare. But remember you cannot judge a book by it's cover. Which cover do you like the best, the old English one (top right corner) or the first German one (bottom left corner) or the newer one(middle) ? Do you know this series? Tell me in the coments :)

I especially like the German cover with the hoddie. It looks so mysterious :) To find out more about the series, wich will be published into French soon, visit Dawn Cook's official site.
All in all I'm pretty hooked with this book and plan to finish the whole series before school starts again in a few weeks. You should definitely check them out and I'm surely going to post my review :D

"A Journey through fantasy" will be continued, with the next series I have waiting on my shelf. In the mean time just enjoy the wonderful view from the tower of the Host.
I also found a bunch of other books I desperately want to read so I guess we're in for a "Can't wait for..." next week :)
Love and words

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