Paul Kearney – Kings of Morning (Macht Trilogy 3) &…

For the first time in recorded history, the ferocious city-states of the Macht now acknowledge a single man as their overlord. Corvus, the strange and brilliant boy-general, is now High King, having united his people in a fearsome, bloody series of battles and sieges. He is not yet thirty years old.

A generation ago, ten thousand of the Macht marched into the heart of the ancient Asurian Empire, and fought their way back out again, passing into legend. Corvus’s father was one of those who undertook that march, and his most trusted general, Rictus, was leader of those ten thousand. But he intends to do more.

The preparations will take years, but when they are complete, Corvus will lead an invasion the like of which the world of Kuf has never seen. Under him, the Macht will undertake nothing less than the overthrow of the entire Asurian Empire.

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Solaris (1 Mar 2012)

La fel ca si in cazul lui Richard K. Morgan cu al doilea al sau volum , Cold Commands,  pare ca si Kearney recicleaza un pic ideile.

Despre celelalte volume ale seriei am scris aici, (The Ten Thousand) si aici, (Corvus – vol II).

The Scar – Marina Dyachenko & Sergey Dyachenko 

 

Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path.

Plotted with the sureness of Robin Hobb and colored with the haunting and ominous imagination of Michael Moorcock, The Scar tells a story that cannot be forgotten. 

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (February 28, 2012)
Cover art Richard Anderson

Volumul,  aparut in 1997 in Mama Rusie, este de fapt o continuare la romanul, The Gate-Keeper (1994), ce a primit si  Best Debut Work  la EuroCon in 1995. Degeaba nu a fost el tradus.

Rich, vivid, tactile prose, with a solid yet unpredictable plot—and an extraordinary depth and intensity of character reminiscent of the finest Russian literature.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

Arctic Rising – Tobias S. Buckell

Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean.

Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. Thousands of tiny mirrors floating in the air can create a giant sunshade, capable of redirecting heat and cooling the earth’s surface. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard. She’s intent on capturing a smuggled nuclear weapon that has made it into the Polar Circle and bringing the smugglers to justice.

Anika finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia Corp loses control of their superweapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world. The nuclear weapon she has risked her life to find is the only thing that can stop the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (February 28, 2012) 

Cei care au reusit sa-l citeasca pina acum, au avut numai cuvinte de lauda pentru cartea lui Tobias. Ramane de vazut cat sunt de “adevarate” impresiile.

4 Comments

  1. Apropo de Arctic Rising, inca o opinie format podcast aici: http://www.sfbrp.com/archives/435
    E mult de ascultat (eu n-am ajuns inca la episodul asta), dar in general tipul se pricepe sa dea de punctele slabe ale unei carti.

  2. valeu!!!..40 de minute…cam multa vorbarie… 😀

  3. @kyodnb o, da, cand se apuca de vorbit cu greu se mai opreste! 🙂
    dar pentru drumul zilnic cu metroul la si de la munca merge.

  4. In King’s of Morning Paul Kearney has proven once again just how good he is at making fantasy war feel incredibly real. Even though there were less battles in this book compared to the prior two it was easy to feel some of the grit of war and to see how deadly things can be.

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