Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Edi's Lighthouse Chatter: The Hammer Cover

This evening I wanted to continue to read my PDF copy of City of Ruin (June 2010, 400 p.) [ISBN-13: 978-0230712591], by Mark Charan Newton.
But it is always dangerous to read a PDF on a laptop. As you can imagine I could not resist to go online.
And of course I found one more book for me. Orbit posted the cover of the next K J Parker novel:
The Hammer (January 2011, 512 p.) [ISBN-13: 978-1841495149] by K J Parker.
"The colony was founded seventy years ago. The plan was originally to mine silver, but there turned out not to be any.
Now an uneasy peace exists on the island, between the colonists and the once-noble met’Oc, a family in exile on a remote stronghold for their role in a vaguely remembered civil war. The met’Oc are tolerated, in spite of occasional cattle stealing raids, since they alone possess the weapons considered necessary protection in the event of the island’s savages becoming hostile.
Gignomai is the youngest brother in the current generation of met’Oc. He is about to discover exactly what it is expected of him; and what it means to defy his family." [Source]
The cover is in the same "artifact" look as The Folding Knife (2009) [ISBN-13: 978-978-1857236101] and The Engineer trilogy which is still on my to buy list. I'm a fan of K J Parker since I read and reviewed The Colours in the Steel (1998) [ISBN-13: 978-978-1857236101], the first book in the Fencer trilogy.

I think I should read some K J Parker books in summer .....

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