Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard with Excerpt [Books for 2011]

I am taking a look at the releases for next year in preparation for my pick for 2011 to be published later. You will see more posts now and then up to when I publish the list.

Aliette de Bodard’s debut novel Servants of the Underworld sticks out because of the non standard fantasy settings and Aliette’s compelling story telling. Harbringer of the Storm is definitely among the books I have big expectations of for 2011. The first chapter excerpt promises an exciting new book.

Title: Harbinger of the Storm
Series: Obsidian & Blood book 2
Author: Aliette de Bodard
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot (January 2011)

Excerpt:  Chapter 1

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Death, magic and intrigue in this hotly-anticipated follow-up to Servant of the Underworld. A sumptuously-detailed Aztec world, which will appeal to fans of magical fantasy, historical drama, political intrigue and murder mysteries.

THE AZTEC EMPIRE TEETERS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION.
As the political infighting starts within the imperial court, Acatl, High Priest for the Dead, makes a macabre discovery in the palace: a high-ranking nobleman has been torn to pieces by an invocation – and it looks like the summoner belongs to the court itself…

File Under: Fantasy [ Aztec Mystery | An Inside Job | Ancient Magics | The Gods Walk! ]