Thursday, 17 November 2011

Throwback Thursday #31 - The Edge of the World

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?

The Edge of the World - Kevin J Anderson
After generations of friction, the leaders of two lands meet in the holy city of Ishalem to bring an end to the bloodshed and to divide the world between them. Sadly, this new spirit of fellowship is shortlived. A single tragic accident destroys, in minutes, the peace that took years to build. The world is once more cast into the fires of war - and this time the flames may burn until nothing remains. From the highest lord to the lowest servant, no man or woman will be unchanged by the conflict. But while war rages across both continents, a great quest will defy storms and sea serpents to venture beyond the horizon, where no maps exist - to search for a land out of legend. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave and the mad who are willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown. Even unto the edge of the world ...

I have a bad habit of picking up books that sound interesting and that are similar to a passing fancy I have for a while that then gets forgotten about. I picked this up when I fancied a nautical read, hoping to pick up something as strong as Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders trilogy. This book seems to tick all the boxes. However, for some reason I moved on and never got round to reading this! I still like the idea of sea serpents and some politically charged adventuring. Has any one read it? Worth moving up the reading pile? :-)


  1. I have not read it so can't help you this time ;)

  2. I haven't read it, but it does sound interesting!