May Contain Spoilers
I love this series, and I can’t figure out why. It is violent and depressing, peopled with unlikeable characters. These guys are unrepentant killers. They cheerfully engage in murder and thievery, and most lack even the barest sense of honor. I hate Askeladd, and was really hoping Thorkell would bash his head in with his mighty axe, but no! The evil, self-serving marauder did not meet his end in the third volume of Vinland Saga. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I have been interested in Vinland Saga since the license was announced for US publication. When it came out, however, I balked at the sticker price. $19.99 per volume! Instead, I requested the first two books from the library, and once I received them, I understood the price point. These are hardcovers, and they are 2 in 1 omnibus releases, clocking in at over 450 pages. After sitting down with the first volume, I find the price completely reasonable; the end product is beautiful, the pages are nice, thick paper, and the binding is rock solid. The translation rocks, too! All in all, Vinland Saga Book One is worth every penny! Read more
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
In A Fix by Linda Grimes has an interesting premise. What would it be like to hire a human chameleon to deal with those unpleasant episodes that life hands out? I can find out in September 2012 when In A Fix hits store shelves.
The start of an original new urban fantasy series starring human chameleon Ciel Halligan
Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.
This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable… that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancé is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.
Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.
Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems.
What are you waiting on?
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