Thorns in the Shadow: Erica Sehyun Song
Songs of Sunshine and Shadow: Maude Moore
THE ORDER FIGHTS, BUT OFTEN IT FIGHTS IN SHADOW, WITHOUT GLORY OR REWARD. WE HAVE NO BANNERS. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order´s newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test. War is coming. Vaelin must draw upon the very essence of his strength and cunning if he is to survive the coming conflict. Yet as the world teeters on the edge of chaos, Vaelin will learn that the truth can cut deeper than any sword. Blood Song is the first volume of Raven´s Shadow, a powerful epic fantasy from an exciting new talent. ´´A new master storyteller has hit the scene´´ Michael J. Sullivan
Based upon a true tragedy that occurred in the village of Hornings Mills, Ontario, Canada, Shadow Song is set amid the economic ruin that occurred to so many émigrés and British pensioned officers of the 1830s. It is full of psychological and cultural contrasts of two cultures at odds with one another, and an intimate familiarity with the geography of the novel, from the immigrants´ miserable landing stage at Grosse Isle into the dark reaches of Lake Superior´s north shore. Danielle Michele Fleming, the 10-year-old daughter of a French aristocratic mother and a father who is the second son of English gentry, finds herself caught in the economic ruin that surrounds the failure of the Bourbon Monarchy. She lands aboard ship, destined for the Queen´s Bush of Upper Canada and a life with the catalyst of her doom, her uncle, Edgar Fleming. Relentless in his hunt for her, her uncle has her tracked not only by bounty hunters, but in the end through another shaman of evil intent and a blood-debt to settle with Shadow Song. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan J. Iannucci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107614/bk_acx0_107614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Madeline Miller wins 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction The Song of Achilles Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to Phthia to live in the shadow of King Peleus and his strong, beautiful son, Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles´s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.