This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I keep track!
The Enchantment Emporium - Tanya Huff
Publisher: Daw Books (June 2010)
Alysha Gale is a member of a family capable of changing the world with the charms they cast. Then she receives word that she's inherited her grandmother's junk shop in Calgary, only to discover upon arriving that she'll be serving the fey community. And when Alysha learns just how much trouble is brewing in Calgary, even calling in the family to help may not be enough to save the day.
I loved Tanya Huff's Keeper trilogy - they were so funny as well as exciting . Her Blood series were pretty good as well and well ahead of their time. Coming out long before the current craze of Vampires, it told the story of a Private Eye torn between an ancient vampire and a human cop. So when I discovered Tanya's starting a new series I have to read - just wish some UK publisher will snap up the rights soon!
The Prodigal Mage (Fisherman's Children 1) - Karen Miller
Publisher: Orbit (June 2010)
The weather magic that holds the kingdom of Lur safe is failing, and the earth feels broken to those with the power to see. Among Lur's sorcerers only Asher has the skill to mend the antique weather map that governs the seasons, keeping the land from being crushed by natural forces. Yet when Asher risks his life to meddle with these dangerous magics, the crisis is merely delayed, not averted. Asher's son Rafel has inherited his father's talents, but has been forbidden to use them. Many died in the last Mage War and these abilities aren't to be loosed lightly into the world. But when Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage leaves him on his deathbed, Rafel's powers may not be denied. For his countrymen are facing famine, devastation and a rift in the very fabric of their land.
Another favourite author of mine, Karen Miller has done some great fantasy with the King Maker, King Breaker duology and I'm two thirds of the way through the Godspeaker trilogy which is very different! Hopefully the return to Lur in Fisherman's Children series will be live up to previous. (Oh, and also recommend her Rogue Agent series under the name, K.E Mills - excellent!)
The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Moonpress 1)- Rachel Aaron
Publisher: Orbit (October 2010)
Eli Moonpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief.
But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch trough walls - he's going to put his plan into effect.
The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll steal some big things. But he'll start small for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.
Like a king.
This just sounds like a real cool book. There are two other books in the series released in the months following, The Spirit Thief's release in October. Orbit describes the book as an "adventure of a classic epic fantasy combined with the wit and humor of the Princess bride" here and if that isn't intriguing enough how pretty is the cover? That cheeky eyebrow raise and knowing smile - or is it a smirk? Can't wait to read it!