Friday, December 18, 2009

Book Bundle (5)

After the death of his father, Odd's life has been stuck in a downward spiral. However, his luck begins to change after he frees a trapped bear in the woods. Discovering that the bear is actually a Norse god, twelve-year-old Odd embarks on a perilous quest to save the other gods from evil frost giants.

Some wounds take time to heal . . . and some scars never fade.Rachel Morgan, kick-ass witch and bounty hunter, has taken her fair share of hits, and has broken lines she swore she would never cross. But when her lover was murdered, it left a deeper wound than Rachel ever imagined, and now she won't rest until his death is solved . . . and avenged. Whatever the cost.Yet the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when a new predator moves to the apex of the Inderlander food chain, Rachel's past comes back to haunt her. Literally.

Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can't pay his rent. He's alienating his friends. He can't even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man. And just when it seems things can't get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can't refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him — and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen's right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen's name. It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case. -author's website

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he's getting more than he bargained for. A duel with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...The missing Shroud of Turin...A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semivampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life. Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging. -author's website

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas-a vampire of dubious integrity-only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

All of these were purchased at my local indie bookstore.

Most Anticipated:
Well...that is a toss up. I am looking forward to reading Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgen series. However I am also looking forward to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. Also, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. So overall, I would say this is one of my best "bundles." :)


  1. I REALLY want to start the Jim Butcher series!!

  2. I've been hearing a lot about Jim Butcher's as well, but have not read any of them yet. They do look good. Same goes with the Kim Harrison books. Enjoy! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about these!

  3. I really need to finish Jim Butcher's series. The first didn't grip me, but I heard it gets better.

    Also, I'm curious about your thoughts on Kim Harrison. I tried a novella of hers and found it, well, distasteful. :/

  4. I've been interested in Odd and the Frost Giants! I can't wait to see what you think of it. :)

    A former co-worker recommended Jim Butcher to me, but I never bothered picking any of his books up. Are these the first few in a series? I'd like to read more about it after you've read and reviewed them. :)

  5. @Steph
    Same here. I haven't read either series, but am looking forward to both! :)

    I have heard the same thing...the Dresden Files get better as they go along. The series by Kim Harrison came highly recommended by a friend. I haven't read any of them yet, but I read Harrison's Once Dead, Twice Shy and really liked it. You can read the review here, if you like: .

  6. @Erika
    I am really excited to read Odd and the Frost Giants! I still have to finish Harry Potter and Chill Factor, but it will be my next read.

    Thanks love! :)

  7. Have fun reading the bundle! :) They do sound pretty good.