Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (39): The Hound at the Gate by Darby Karchut and The City by Dean Koontz

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.

Mckenzie's pick:

(The Adventures of Finn MacCullen #3)
Author: Darby Karchut
Publisher: Spencer Hill MG
Expected Release: January 13, 2015

Summary: 

Autumn: the season of endings. And beginnings.

Especially for one young apprentice.

At the annual Festival of the Hunt, thirteen-year-old apprentice goblin hunter Finn MacCullen and his master, Gideon Lir, join other Tuatha De Danaan to honor their people’s heritage. But Finn soon realizes that there are some who denounce his right to attend due to his half-human bloodline.

As he struggles to keep his place by his master’s side, he finds himself embroiled in a decades-old grudge between Gideon and another Knight, bewildered (and beguiled) by a female apprentice with a temper as explosive as his own, and battling a pack of goblins determined to wipe out the entire camp in a surprise attack. 

It’s going to take some fancy knife work, the help of a female Knight with a lethal bow, and one old pick up truck to defeat the goblins and prove to his people that Finn’s blood runs true-blue Tuatha De Danaan.


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We both adore Darby Karchut, so this is actually one we're both waiting on.  We can't wait to see what happens next for Finn and friends.

Michele's pick:

Title: The City
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Expected Release: July 1, 2014

Pre-order:  Amazon | B&N

Summary: 

There are millions of stories in the city—some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws readers into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a “piano man”; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live—and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine, where courage and honor are found in the most unexpected corners and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.


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I'm intrigued by this synopsis, and I'm in need of a little Koontz right now -- the next Odd Thomas book isn't releasing for a while, and I'm having Oddie withdrawals.  Hopefully this book will help!

What book are you waiting to get your hands on?



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