28 July 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Coming September 28th from Hyperion is dum-dum-dum-dumdumdum!!!

Isn't that, like, THE most beautiful cover you have ever seen?  Reminds me of Lord of the Rings, even if I like this series better. XD

But of course, I wouldn't let you walk away without knowing what this was about!!

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*You can't always run from danger...

Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden's Ford.  But leaving the Fells doesn't mean danger isn't far behind.  Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them.  And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own.  There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery--but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets.  Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford.  If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.

The Exiled Queen is an epic tale of uncertain friendships, cut-throat politics, and the irresistible power of attraction.

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The Exiled Queen is the sequel to The Demon King (Hyperion 2009).  [the link will lead you to Goodreads, where you can read the summary)

* = The first (technically second) sentence of this summary was left out.  I remember reading this summary and just the FIRST SENTENCE was a spoiler.  So I took it out for the rest of our sakes.  Just in case you want to read the first book--which you should.  :)