11-01-2013 02:53 PM
One of my favorite fantasy authors... grab this one while you can, only $1.26 right now!
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive Series #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga, Brandon Sanderson now begins a grand cycle of his own, one every bit as ambitious and immersive.
Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.
One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.
Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.
Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan’s motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.
The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.
Speak again the ancient oaths,
Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before Destination.
and return to men the Shards they once bore.
The Knights Radiant must stand again.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
11-14-2013 01:25 PM
Currently $3.99 - Island by Aldous Huxley
In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.
Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and—to his amazement—give him hope.
11-15-2013 12:40 PM
12-04-2013 10:36 AM
Here is another B&N Nook book sale - they are calling it the Biggest Deals on the Best Books Sale. There are 300 titles in the list.
12-04-2013 12:17 PM
12-21-2013 11:42 AM
Currently 25% off - there are 12 books and 20 short stories in this collection for $52.49 (regularly $69.99).
12-21-2013 11:46 AM
12-29-2013 01:06 PM
I'm fond of well-done expanded fairy tales, and this is one of the best:
A re-telling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." Stays true to the tale, while fleshing out characters. Marketed for tweens and teens, but can be enjoyed by anyone.
12-29-2013 03:39 PM
A bit of fluff, but it does get into the mindset of cats. And only 99 cents. Definitely gift it for the Nook cat-lovers in your life.
12-30-2013 12:59 PM - edited 12-30-2013 01:00 PM
01-01-2014 11:42 AM - edited 01-01-2014 11:43 AM
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger is marked down again to $2.99 right now. It's a really great series. If you are fond of Tony Hillerman, you'll probably like this series as well.
01-10-2014 08:56 PM - edited 01-10-2014 08:58 PM
The Richard Castle Nikki Heat series are all $2.99 and the Derrick Storm short story series are $.99 each and a Derrick Storm thriller is $2.99.
01-21-2014 08:43 PM
Joanne Fluke's Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder is on sale for $0.99. It's not really my type of book, but my wife, mother and mother-in-law love the series.