Thursday, August 15, 2013

Throwback Thursday (124)

I found this picture of Trinity College Library, and thought it would work for this meme with a little play with lighting and adding the words.

Let's talk about those books already on the shelves, yours or the stores.

I have a post for books I'm looking forward to coming out;
Looking Forward To...
But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves.

Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

So, I thought I would share a book a week that is just waiting for me to travel through it's world.

Now... where do I start? Lets go by Published Date on the books...

This Week:

This is a fantasy read I wanted for so long, and finally was given a copy.  And sadly, it's still sitting on the shelves.  :(  I need to get caught up on my review books so I can enjoy these that I want to read, in the worst way.

Goodreads Synopsis:
The city-state of Saraykeht dominates the Summer Cities. Its wealth is beyond measure; its port is open to all the merchants of the world, and its ruler, the Khai Saraykeht, commands forces to rival the Gods. Commerce and trade fill the streets with a hundred languages, and the coffers of the wealthy with jewels and gold. Any desire, however exotic or base, can be satisfied in its soft quarter. Blissfully ignorant of the forces that fuel their prosperity, the people live and work secure in the knowledge that their city is a bastion of progress in a harsh world. It would be a tragedy if it fell.

Saraykeht is poised on the knife-edge of disaster.

At the heart of the city's influence are the poet-sorcerer Heshai and the captive spirit, Seedless, whom he controls. For all his power, Heshai is weak, haunted by memories of shame and humiliation. A man faced with constant reminders of his responsibilities and his failures, he is the linchpin and the most vulnerable point in Saraykeht's greatness.

Far to the west, the armies of Galt have conquered many lands. To take Saraykeht, they must first destroy the trade upon which its prosperity is based. Marchat Wilsin, head of Galt's trading house in the city, is planning a terrible crime against Heshai and Seedless. If he succeeds, Saraykeht will fall.

Amat, House Wilsin's business manager, is a woman who rose from the slums to wield the power that Marchat Wilsin would use to destroy her city. Through accidents of fate and circumstance Amat, her apprentice Liat, and two young men from the farthest reaches of their society stand alone against the dangers that threaten the city.

I've heard back from a few bloggers that they would like to join in this meme post, so I'm adding a Linky for you to join in.  Grab the picture above, and join in.  All I ask, is if you can acknowledge my blog in the post so others know where to come back to 


  1. I don't have that particular book on my shelves (though I think perhaps I ought to), but I can relate to wanting a book for so long and then neglecting to read it when I finally get a copy. I just get so distracted by all my other books, and then I feel bad later when I realize how much I wanted a certain title and haven't even touched it since I got it.

    Too many books, too little time, I think.

    1. Oh Bibliotropic, yes. That seems to be the story of a book lovers life... too many books, too little time. :) Thank you!

  2. I have to admit review books are always distracting me from the books I want to read...the trials of being a book blogger! :-)

    1. Yes Mel! I need to slow down on the yes's for reviews and start picking up books that have been out for a while again. I do love doing that. :) Thank you.

  3. I'm with you and the other Mel... review books sure do take up the time, so I'm very behind on those on my shelves.

    Here is my link for the meme today. :)

    1. Melissa (B&T) Yea, it's hard with all the new books and reviews. Thank you!

  4. When I saw this, I had to go back and read my review of it. I reviewed it in Feb. of 2010, and I loved it. I have yet to read any other book in the series though.

    1. Ryan, I remember you enjoying this one. A few book friends have and I really need to get to it. *sigh* Time... :) Thank you for stopping! :D


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