Stacking the Shelves – September 26th 2015

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post!

My plans to reduce my TBR pile is not going so well. Here I have the latest evidence of the irresistible books that continue to find their way to my home. And I welcome every one of them.

Received for Review



The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston

I was thrilled to be invited to the blog tour of The Shards of Heaven. It’s an alternate history that “reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle.”  Featuring a quest, vengeance, Cleopatra, and much more. This book sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to read it and am excited to get the opportunity to interview the author as well. Many thanks to Tor!

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson

This was a surprise arrival that had not been on my radar, but once I read the description I am quite intrigued: “With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. ” I’m definitely looking forward to giving this one a shot. Many thanks to Talos Press for sending me a copy!











Gold Throne in Shadow by M. C. Planck

This was a surprise arrival. Seeing as I really enjoyed the first book, Sword of the Bright Lady, I am definitely happy to get a copy of this one. My thanks to Pyr for sending this my way.















Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight (eARC)

I mentioned I was looking forward to this in a previous WoW post. Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive a copy for review from Orbit.

Battlemage by Stephen Aryan (Audiobook for review)

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent. ” Ummm, Yes Please! This one just sounds like a lot of fun and seems like the perfect type of book for audio. My thanks to Hachette Audio for the review copy!

Reign of Iron by Angus Watson (Audiobook for review)

I have really enjoyed the first two in this series, and the second one had a serious cliffhanger with some major upheaval about to hit the fan! I am really looking forward to reading this one and finding out exactly what is happening. Again, many thanks to Hachette Audio for the review copy!


Giveaway Wins












The Flicker Men by Ted Kosmatka

I have been doing better refraining from entering giveaways, but sometimes I still cave. The Flicker Men is a book I was offered for review, but I just didn’t feel I could commit to it with my current schedule of reviews. But the premise of it, a scientists that stumbles on a link between conscious observation and the soul, sounded intriguing. Especially when people start appearing to be soulless. So when I saw a giveaway, I couldn’t resist and entered. And turns out, maybe I was meant to read this book, because I won. Yay! I look forward to fitting this one in when I can.

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5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves – September 26th 2015”

  1. They all sound great!

    My acquisition for the week was “Hungarian Folktales: The Art of Zsuzsanna Palko”

    This annotated collection of 35 enchanting folktales represents the repertoire of one of the greatest storytellers, a Hungarian peasant woman whose are kept listeners spellbound through many winter nights and wakes.

  2. I’ve been seeing The Shards of Heaven all over the place suddenly, and it’s weird because before about a week ago, I hadn’t even heard of it. I know I have two packages coming from Macmillan this week, I’m wondering if one of them is this book?? Hmmmm…. I just got a copy of Gold Throne in Shadow as well, but I haven’t read the first book. If you enjoyed it, though, sounds like I need to add it to my list!
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