It’s May which means its Wyrd and Wonder month! As such my TBR for this month shall be even more full of Fantasy Titles than usual. I love taking part in Wyrd and Wonder, it’s a lovely month of reading and sharing a love of Fantasy with thanks going to hosts Imyril, Jorie and Lisa who for this fifth year of the celebration are also joined by Annemieke and Ariana who will help keep this ever expanding group of adventurers together.
Each year has a theme within the genre that you can chose to follow, this year its Forest Fantasy with a wonderful tree wolf logo created by chic2view.
So what is on my TBR for this month?
Green Rider by Kristen Britain
On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G’ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves as a galloping horse bursts from the woods, the rider slumped over his mount’s neck, impaled by two black-shafted arrows. As the young man lies dying on the road, he tells Karigan that he is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king, and that he bears a “life and death” message for King Zachary. He begs Karigan to carry his message, warning her not to read it, and when she reluctantly agrees, he makes her swear on his sword to complete his mission “for love of country.” As he bestows upon her the golden winged-horse brooch which is the symbol of his office, he whispers on his dying breath, “Beware the shadow man…”
Karigan’s promise changes her life forever. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, she herself becomes a legendary Green Rider. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the message, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination.
This one had been sitting on my shelf for a good year or so now so Forest Fantasy seems like a great time to actually get round to reading this one!
The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox
Taryn Cornick barely remembers the family library. Since her sister was murdered, she’s forgotten so much.
Now it’s all coming back. The fire. The thief. The scroll box. People are asking questions about the library. Questions that might relate to her sister’s murder.
And something called The Absolute Book.
A book in which secrets are written – and which everyone believes only she can find. They insist Taryn be the hunter. But she knows the truth.
She is the hunted . . .
Another fantasy book that has been sat on my shelf for a while, I’m not sure how much forest there is in this one but the cover is green and leafy so I’m declaring it a fit!
Master Arcanist by Shami Stovall
Volke Savan is tasked with finding the remaining god-creatures and helping them bond with people who will help fight the Second Ascension. Unfortunately, enemies and power-hungry arcanists are out to find the creatures themselves. With the help of the Frith Guild, and those who have sworn to him, Volke intends to face off against the Second Ascension with overwhelming force.
But as more individuals bond with the god-creatures, the worse the magical corruption, the arcane plague, spreads throughout the world. Volke must determine his paths in magic—creation or destruction—and then solve the problem of the plague once and for all, before it destroys everything he cares for.
This one has to go on my list, book 7 in the Frith Chronical series I’ve been devouring this series as the books are released and am so looking forwards to starting this one.