The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week–old or new, bought or received for review consideration (usually unsolicited). Since I hope you will find new books you’re interested in reading in these posts, I try to be as informative as possible. If I can find them, links to excerpts, author’s websites, and places where you can find more information on the book are included.

This week I added a book that sounds pretty interesting to the to-read list!

If you missed it last week, I reviewed Nalo Hopkinson’s short story collection Falling in Love With Hominids, which was February’s Patreon book selection. I enjoyed many of the stories, and I now really want to read a novel or a collection of short stories about the characters from “Emily Breakfast”!

On to the books!

The Second Death by T. Frohock

The Second Death (Los Nefilim #3) by T. Frohock

The third Los Nefilim novella will be released in ebook on March 29. It follows In Midnight’s Silence and Without Light or Guide.

I rarely read and review ebooks since a) I prefer reading print and b) I find it easier to review books I read in print, but I did read and review In Midnight’s Silence since I was quite impressed with T. Frohock’s debut novel, Miserere: An Autumn Tale. I enjoyed it, and it succeeded in making me want to read more about the world and characters of Los Nefilim.


Save the world, or save his family…

For Diago Alvarez, that’s the choice before him. For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable:

Help the Nazis receive the plans to the ultimate weapon.

And while Diago grows more comfortable not only with his heritage, but also with his place among Guillermo’s Los Nefilim, he is still unsure if he truly belongs amongst them.

In a frantic race to save the future of humanity, Diago is forced to rely on his daimonic nature to deceive an angel. In doing so, he discovers the birth of a modern god—one that will bring about a new world order from which no one can escape.

The Second Death is the final chapter in T. Frohock’s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim trilogy, which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called “a joy to read.”

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