It shouldn’t lean too much this week as there is only one new book to add to the pile! (For now. I am going to the bookstore to have coffee with a friend later today so that could change.) One unsolicited review copy showed up this week.
Seven Princes by John R. Fultz
This is a debut novel and the first volume in a new series, Books of the Shaper. Seven Princes was just released earlier this month, and the second book Seven Kings will be coming out in early 2013. The prologue from Seven Princes is available online.
This is a book I had thought sounded interesting when I first started hearing about it, but I read this review at Staffer’s Musings recently and it made me wonder if I did actually want to read it. Maybe I’ll give it a try at some point since ages of legends can be fun, but it’s not a huge priority since I like more character-building in my novels than it sounds like this has.
It is an Age of Legends.
Under the watchful eye of the Giants, the kingdoms of Men rose to power. Now, the Giant-King has slain the last of the Serpents and ushered in an era of untold peace and prosperity. Where a fire-blackened desert once stood, golden cities flourish in verdant fields.
It is an Age of Heroes.
But the realms of Man face a new threat– an ancient sorcerer slaughters the rightful King of Yaskatha before the unbelieving eyes of his son, young Prince D’zan. With the Giant-King lost to a mysterious doom, it seems that no one has the power to stop the coming storm.
It is an Age of War.
The fugitive Prince seeks allies across the realms of Men and Giants to liberate his father’s stolen kingdom. Six foreign Princes are tied to his fate. Only one thing is certain: War is coming.
Some will seek glory.
Some will seek vengeance.
All will be legends.