Summers have always been Corie's favorite time of year. She could leave her little village behind and embark on adventures with her sister at Castle Auburn, spending time with Prince Bryan and her uncle Jaxon. All that is about to change, though. Corie returns to the castle only to find out that almost no one is who she once thought they were. Uncle Jaxon is a slave trader who keeps wealthy houses full of Aliora slaves. Her sister Elisandra has become engaged to the prince. And Corie's carefree life is about to come crashing down.
From page one of her debut novel, Catherine Banner weaves an enchanting tale of triumph and tragedy. The Eyes of a King is the story of a war-ridden land called Malonia. Leo North is a teenager not too unlike his peers. He attends the local military school and hates every minute of it. However, Leo is immediately fascinated with a book he finds in the snow, a book in which strange writing appears all by itself.
Join us Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., when we'll discuss Octavia Butler's time travel thriller Kindred at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch.
Dana is a modern black woman, mysteriously and repeatedly pulled back in time from her life in 20th century California to antebellum Maryland. Each time she arrives in the past, she must save the life of Rufus, the son of a cruel plantation owner. With each journey between past and present, Dana is faced with the legacy left by love, hate, and slavery.
Who sparkles? That guy turns into a wolf? And she wants to be bitten? Huh? Yeah, it sounds way out there. Maybe you're not the type who wants to get into all that vampire/werewolf mumbo jumbo, but you would still like to know what all those people are talking about. Here are a few bits of information that can set you up to join the current Twilight conversations.
The Magicians is a very interesting read. There are definite overtones of both Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia in it, but The Magicians definitely has an adult edge to it. The main character, Quentin, is 17 when the book starts and probably about 22 or 23 when it ends. There are adult themes, so this is for the adults who liked Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia but want a more grown up version.