Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What Am I Reading for My 2010 New/Old Book Challenge?

I finished The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart a couple of days ago. Although I thoroughly enjoyed it, I didn't feel as emotionally attached to the characters as I did in The Crystal Cave. Nevertheless it's a wonderful book and deserved its merit as a "keeper"! I would have shared a final quote from The Hollow Hills with you last Tuesday, but I'm visiting my sister and it's just been one disaster after another with her computer. We finally bought her a new MacBook and voila! I'm finally online again! :-)

In the meantime, I've moved on to something new in keeping with my New/Old Book Challenge for 2010. I have begun Donna Hatch's debut fantasy romance, Queen in Exile. Disclaimer: We share the same publisher, Walnut Springs Press, for this book, but Donna's a wonderful writer and I would have read it even if we didn't.

Here's the back cover blurb from Queen in Exile:

Rumors of war hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telpathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.

Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.

On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen of Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny

If you want to read a Tuesday Teaser from Queen in Exile, just scroll up my blog a bit!

If you'd like to join my 2010 New/Old Reading Challenge, its not too late! Click here and here for more information. And remember, there are prizes involved if you join us! :-) 

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