Saturday, September 3, 2011

On My Wishlist #12

This is a fun weekly event hosted by
Carolyn at  Book Chick City,
 and runs every Saturday.
Each participating blogger features books 
s/he hasn't actually bought yet,
but desperately wants to read!!

These books can be either newly-published,
to be released in the near future,
or in print for several years.

If you'd like to know more, just click HERE.

In my particular case, any books I place
on my wish list are strictly the print versions,
since I do not read ebooks. 

Here are my choices for this week!

Trade Paperback, 488 page
Published by Mira Books
April 28, 2009
Genre: Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening.  And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed…powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.

Since I recently purchased Sea Glass,
the second installment in this series,
it's only logical (right, Spock?)
that I acquire the first one!
Besides, no excuse is necessary for
an inveterate book addict!!! 

Hardcover, 508 pages
Published by Tor Books
October 2, 2001
Genre: Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

At the center of all the entwined lives in Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips--Jilly, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city's shadows. Now, at last, de Lint tells Jilly's own story...for behind the painter's fey charm lies a dark secret and a past she's labored to forget. And that past is coming to claim her now.

"I'm the onion girl," Jilly Coppercorn says. "Pull back the layers of my life, and you won't find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl." She's very, very good at running. But life has just forced Jilly to stop.

Charles de Lint is one of my favorite
writers, in any genre!
Ever since I read his short-story collection,
which contains a series of tales about
the inhabitants of the fictional town of Newford,
I've been totally hooked!! 
I would love to get every
single one of his Newford books!!

Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Published by Touchstone
May 5, 2009
(first published April 18, 2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Ancient grudges, old wounds, and the quest for power rule in the newly widowed Queen Isolde's court. Hardly a generation after the downfall of Camelot, Isolde grieves for her slain husband, King Constantine, a man she secretly knows to have been murdered by the scheming Lord Marche -- the man who has just assumed his title as High King.

One of her few allies is Trystan, a prisoner with a lonely and troubled past.  Together they escape, and as their companionship turns from friendship to love, they must find a way to prove what they know to be true -- that Marche's deceptions threaten not only their lives but the sovereignty of the British kingdom.

This is an interesting variation on the story
of one of fantasy's great love stories!
It's based on "...the earliest written versions
of the Arthurian tales..."  (Goodreads)
As a lifelong fan of King Arthur,
as well as a romance fan, I just knew I had to add
this magical novel to my ever-growing wish list!!

What wonderful books are you all
wishing for this week?

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