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