Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Finds!

Hosted by MizB at shouldbereading
Its been a while since I did a Friday Finds but here are three soon to be released books I've  added to the TBR list.

Time's Legacy -Barbara Erskine

......a beautiful and haunting tale of dark forces and mystical powers. In present-day Cambridge, Abi, a recently-ordained priest of the Church of England, is appointed to a notoriously difficult parish. The priest in charge is the charismatic but fundamentalist Kier. He objects to her mysticism, her practice of healing in particular. When she sees a vision of a congregation in an old church, Kier accuses her of witchcraft, but Abi soon sees more visions; an entire Roman family history, dark with betrayal and a promise of bloody revenge. With foreboding forces building up to violence, Abi must battle the approaching terror along with her own personal demons, drawing upon the expertise of Druidry and shamanism from a questionable source...

Dracula, My Love: the secret journals of Mina Harker by Syrie James

A vibrant dramatization, told from Mina's point of view, brings to life crucial parts of Stoker's story while showcasing Mina's sexual awakening and evolution as a woman, revealing a secret that could destroy her life. Torn between two men—a loving husband and a dangerous lover—Mina struggles to hang on to the deep love she's found within her marriage, even as she is inexorably drawn to Dracula himself—the vampire that everyone she knows is determined to destroy.

Fall of Giants by Ken Follet

Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families-American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

 Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic.


  1. The Ken Follett book sounds interesting. I've only read his Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

  2. These books sound really good.

  3. I was wondering what the Follett book was about. I really loved "Pillars of the Earth" and still need to read "World Without End." He is turning into Mr. Epic, isn't he?

  4. Time's Legacy sounds interesting. KenF works are chunksters, not my cup of tea :-)

    My Friday Finds