Hello again my fellow bookworms, and page turners! my Shutterstock image Bookshelf is starting to fill up, looks pretty good if I don’t say so myself! It is time to add 5 more to there number, so here we go..
Number of Pages : 392
Published: April 3rd 2007 by HarperCollin
Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, Ace Detective, Snappy Dresser, Razor–tongued Wit, Crackerjack Sorcerer and Walking, Talking Fire-throwing Skeleton—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.The end of the world,Over his dead body. (Blurb : Goodreads)
#12 The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. Together, he and Cathaline–his friend and mentor–track down the fearful creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London. It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray. Alaizabel is half-crazed, lovely, and possessed.Whatever dreadful entity has entered her soul has turned her into a strange and unearthly magnet–attracting evil and drawing horrors from every dark corner. Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause–and defend humanity at all costs. (Blurb: Goodreads)
#13 The City Watch Trilogy: “Guards!Guards!”, “Men at Arms”, “Feet of Clay” – A Discworld Omnibus by Terry Pratchett
Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN! (or dwarves or trolls or gargoyles or …) The City Watch is a bumper volume in which those noble defenders of Ankh-Morpork, the greatest city of the Discworld*, come face to face with some of the most heinous crimes in history. GUARDS! GUARDS! Sees some night-time prowler turning (mostly) honest citizens into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. In MEN AT ARMS, there’s a murder to be solves so that the world-weary Captain Vimes can be married at noon and retire happily ever after. And in the Discworld Howdunnit FEET OF CLAY, someone is murdering harmless old men and poisoning the Patrician …and the golems are committing suicide …*Which is flat and rides through space on the back of four elephants who stand on the shell of an enormous turtle, as everyone knows (Blurb: Goodreads)
#14 The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer
Number of Pages : 319
Published: October 2nd 2008 by The Bodley Head Ltd
Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the 14th century. This text sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking the reader to the Middle Ages, and showing everything from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and haute couture.(Blurb: Goodreads)
#15 The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Number of Pages : 231
Published: June 24th 2003 by Plume
In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake. (Blurb: Goodreads)
Have you read any of these? What did you think? … I think they looks pretty spiffing on my shutterstock bookcase, what about you?..
Until next time, read more books!..