Friday, August 20, 2010

Looking Forward To... (16)

There are so many amazing books already on the shelves and new ones coming out.

For a list of books yet to be released I'm looking to get, you can also look on my right Sidebar at the list titled Desired Reads - just scroll down. Of course there are tones of other new books to come out that are amazing as well, but these ones are part of series I have already started or for one reason or another caught my eye (and haven't seen much on other blogs yet). But I will highlight one here each week.

(mentioned in order of Release Date then Alphabetical if there are more than one book coming out on the same date.)

The Next Book Is...

Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars, and Other Unusual Suspects
By Ken Scholes
Due out August 28, 2010

I have been enjoying Ken's amazing twisting journey of The Psalms of Isaak.  I am currently working on the ARC of book three, Antiphon.  This is an amazing maze of fantasy with a splash of steampunk.  

This book is of Ken's short stories.  It is by Fairwood Press.  There are a few short stories in this book that tie in very nicely with The Psalms of Isaak.  They are extra stories that may help explain a few things in the series.  

There is "A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon" and "Of Missing Kings and Backward Dreams and the Honoring of Lies".

A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon is a great short story that touches on the wizard and the singing crescent.  Nice touch to it.

Of Missing Kings and Backward Dreams and the Honoring of Lies is a new story.  This is what Ken said of it when he visited at Barnes & Nobles forum site, "about a mysterious old man who arrives in the Ninefold Forest claiming to be a Pope who'd been thought dead for thirty years..."

If you have not read Ken Scholes yet, well you just don't know what you are missing.  His stories are unpredictable adventure and mystery where every word counts as ten.  Great characters to follow as well.  I am looking forward to enjoying these short stories.


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Well, this one sounds interesting. Hadn't heard of it. Hope you get it and I can read your review!! :)

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Alexia561 said...

Nice choice! Love short stories and this collection sounds fun, so will add to my list.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Books Glorious Books - Thank you! :) I will have to stop by tonight to pick up the award. :)

Alexia - Thank you! Glad you are adding it to the list. Now, I just need to find it online or at the store when it comes out. :)

♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

Never heard of the novel but the cover certainly grabs my eye!=)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Chasity - Ken Scholes is a new author. With a great fantasy series going. But this cover is crazy eye catching. :D I love it. lol.