Lori Devoti (Pocket Books)
Publication Date: 26 May 2009
Paperback: 372 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
It’s been ten years since Melanippe Saka left the Amazon tribe in order to create a normal life for her daughter, Harmony. True, running a tattoo parlor in Madison, Wisconsin, while living with your Amazon warrior mother and priestess grandmother is not everyone’s idea of normal, but Mel thinks she’s succeeded at blending in as human.
Turns out she’s wrong. Someone knows all about her, someone who’s targeting young Amazon girls, and no way is Mel going to let Harmony become tangled in this deadly web. With her mother love in overdrive, Ms. Melanippe Saka is quite a force…even when she’s facing a barrage of distractions — including a persistent detective whose interest in Mel goes beyond professional, a sexy tattoo artist with secrets of his own, and a seriously angry Amazon queen who views Mel as a prime suspect. To find answers, Mel will have to do the one thing she swore she’d never do: embrace her powers and admit that you can take the girl out of the tribe…but you can’t take the tribe out of the girl.
I really like the sound of Twelve. I’m not normally into historical books, but as it contains vampires I thought it would be quite good. Has anybody read this one and can recommend?
Jasper Kent (Bantam)
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2009
Paperback: 480 pages
Genre: Historical Horror
On 12th June 1812, Napoleon’s Grande Armee forded the River Niemen and crossed the Rubicon – its invasion of Russia had begun. Charged with delaying the enemy’s inexorable march on Moscow, a group of Russian officers summon the help of the oprichniki, a band of mercenaries from the outermost fringes of Christian Europe. As rumours of a plague travelling west from the Black Sea reach the Russians, the Oprichniki – twelve in number – arrive. Preferring to work alone, and at night, they prove brutally, shockingly effective against the French. But one amongst the Russians, Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, is unnerved by the mercenaries’ ruthlessness…and as he comes to understand the true, horrific nature of these strangers, he wonders at the nightmare they’ve unleashed in their midst…
So, what’s on you wishlist this week?