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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

On My Wishlist -The Tempering of Men


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. 
I'm not as diligent as BCC, but I do try to post these as often as I can :D


The Tempering of Men
The Iskryne Series, Part 2
By: Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: August 16 2011

From the time I read A Companion to Wolves I have been waiting with bated breath for a sequel. Alas...my wait will come to it's end on August 16th :D

     If it is anything like it's predecessor, this book will not be everyones' cup of tea. A Companion to Wolves presented readers with a bonding of man and wolf much like that of rider and dragon in the Pern series. However, Companion softens no edges when it comes to the brutality that bond may entail.  Wolfcarls are men....only men, and they bond with both male and female wolves, sharing all of their emotions and experiences. There were parts when I cringed...there were parts when I was, shall we say...slightly uncomfortable, yet the rush I felt as I sped through Njalls' story was one I haven't often experienced. 
August can not come soon enough for me :D



10 comments:

Vivienne said... Best Blogger Tips

The cover is scaring the hell out of me! I hope you enjoy it. LOL

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Laughed out loud, literally :D I hope so as well.

Novroz said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice cover!! it reminds me of Uruk
Hai.

I love the idea of this meme...I will try to joinin too...but as a monthly meme

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a lot of fun, you'll enjoy it! :D

DesLily said... Best Blogger Tips

you sure pick books with names that are difficult to pronounce! lol.. but I am glad your wait is almost over!

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

lol...I know right!!, and I'm sure they sound completely different in my head then the authors intended pronunciation...lol

Nymeth said... Best Blogger Tips

The book sounds good, but yeah, what Vivienne said about the cover :P

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Indeed..the first cover was a little more...hubba, hubba if you know what I mean...lol This one...not so much :D

....Petty Witter said... Best Blogger Tips

Not too sure this is one for me - the cover is really scary, don't you think?

Here's hoping you enjoy this as much as the first book.

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

It certainly is :o and ty I hope so too