Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dresden Files: 'Peace Talks' By Jim Butcher Finally Gets An Official Cover

It took quite a while before we finally got news on the release of the sixteenth Dresden Files novel by Jim Butcher titled Peace Talks. That is understandable because he is now juggling with another series called The Cinder Spires. These new updates from the said installment is such a fresh breath of air, satiating my hunger for this world.

Just imagine when I found out that the official cover has been released and it is magnificent as ever. I think this is one of the book in the series that will have a white- or light-colored spine--there's been only two books previously to have this scheme and the rest are all in black. We have Chris McGrath to thank for this cover art...

Check out the cover of Peace Talks by Jim Butcher.

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher


HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.

When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago--and all he holds dear?

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher will be released on July 14, 2020.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

News Roundup: Official Covers Of Few Of The Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2020

Here are a few titles I am looking forward to in the year 2020 that have their official covers release recently.

Elementals: Battle Born by Amie Kaufman

Elementals: Battle Born by Amie Kaufman


Tensions are at an all-time high in the final book of this rip-roaring adventure series about siblings with magical shapeshifter powers, from New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman.

Though Anders and his friends have delayed a war between ice wolves and scorch dragons, their mission is far from over. With adults on both sides looking for them, they’ve sought refuge in Cloudhaven, a forbidden stronghold that could hold the key to saving their home.

Meanwhile, Holbard has been ravaged, and its citizens are reeling. Many have been forced into bleak camps outside the city, and food is running short.

To rebuild Vallen and unite scorch dragons, ice wolves, and humans, Anders and Rayna must put everything on the line…before the damage done is beyond repair. But the price of peace may hit closer to home than they could’ve ever imagined.

Elementals: Battle Born by Amie Kaufman will be released on June 2, 2020.

The Black Song by Anthony Ryan

The Black Song by Anthony Ryan


A matchless warrior is pitted against a near-God in the second epic installment of the Raven’s Blade series.

It has long been our lot in life, brother, to do what others can’t.

Vaelin Al Sorna was known across the realm as the greatest of warriors, but he thought battles were behind him. He was wrong. Prophecy and rumor led him across the sea to find a woman he once loved, and drew him into a war waged by the Darkblade, a man who believes himself a god—and one who has gathered a fanatical army that threatens all of the known world.

After a costly defeat by the Darkblade, Vaelin’s forces are shattered, while the self-proclaimed immortal and his army continue their terrible march. But during the clash, Vaelin regained some of the dark magic that once gave him unrivaled skill in battle. And though the fight he has been drawn into seems near unwinnable, the song that drives him now desires the blood of his enemy above all else…

The Black Song by Anthony Ryan will be released on August 4, 2020.

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel


“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves.

Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry’s regime to the breaking point, Cromwell’s robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?

With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion, and courage.

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel will be released on March 10, 2020.