New Books January 2011 [My Pick]

January is the wonderful first month of a new year and I could only find two books that caught my fancy. They are both first editions.

Aliette de Bodard was a pleasant new acquaintance in 2010. Servants of the Underworld was great, you can read my review over at Temple Library Review. John Ringo’s new Sparta inspired military science fiction Live Free or Die was another fun read so thats why I want the second, and the third later 2011.

January 2010 I got myself The God Engines, Judge Sn Goes Golfing by John Scalzi and Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt from a much wider selection than this year. Great books all three of them and both authors have interesting new books this year Fuzzy Nation and Darkship Rebels respective.

Title: Harbinger of the Storm
Series: Obsidian & Blood book 2
Author: Aliette de Bodard
Genre: Aztec Fantasy
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot

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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.


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! ]

Title: Citadel
Series: Troy Rising book 2
Author: John Ringo
Genre: Military Science Fiction
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Baen

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Of all the hosts of Eurotas the Troias were the most fell. For they were born of Winter.

Between the Solar Array Pumped Laser and Troy, the two trillion ton nickel-iron battlestation created by eccentric billionaire Tyler Vernon, Earth has managed to recapture the Sol system from their Horvath conquerors and begin entering the galactic millieu.

But when the Rangora Empire rapidly crushes humanity’s only ally it becomes clear the war is just beginning. At the heart of nickel iron and starlight are the people, Marines, Navy and civilians, who make Troy a living, breathing, engine of war. Survivors of apocalypse, they know the cost of failure.

If this Troy falls, no one will be left to write the epic.

Citadel continues the saga begun in Live Free or Die, following the paths of several characters during the first years of The Spiral Arm Wars culminating in the First Battle of E Eridani.