What I'm Reading - My top five recent reads
Time For Spring Reads - Some great books to kick back with after a day of enjoying the return to good weather.
Dashryn Cowl has run out of places to hide. The erstwhile sorcerer of the Imperial College fled the Bolgravian Empire when his high-flying family fell from grace, but the tyrannical empire is still hunting for him.
So when he gets his hands on a map showing a place outside the known lands rich in istariol, the mineral that fuels sorcery, he sees a way back to power. There's only one problem: it means masquerading as an Imperial Cartomancer (an instant death sentence) and finding some dupes to help him mine the istariol in secret, no questions asked.
But somehow, amid the dangers of the road (floods and avalanches, beasts, barbarians and monsters), a strange thing begins to happen: Dashryn starts to care about his ragtag followers and their strange odyssey into the ruins of an ancient forgotten civilization.
But his past won't let him be: the implacable Imperial Bloodhound Toran Zorne has caught his scent, and Zorne has never yet failed to bring his quarry to ground.
The Once and Future Witches
Alix E. Harrow
Call Of The Bone Ships
In this fantasy world, life upon the ocean is everything
and everyone revolves around it. Condemned to the Black Ships,
and duty until death, Lucky Meas nevertheless has the ambition
to make plans of her own.
The Boy From The Woods
The Evening and the Morning
The Trouble With Peace
The Red Stained Wings
Marilia The Warlord
The Bone Shard Daughter
In The Kingdom of All Tomorrows
Stephen R. Lawhead
The Unspoken Name
Long Road To Mercy
Mother of Demons
An Anonymous Girl
The Ruin of Kings
Sword of Kings
A Little Hatred
Hearts of Ice
The Stone in the Skull