Friday, October 18, 2013

Hiatus 2013

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Dear Readers,

I'm sorry to say but I need a hiatus. I struggle to deliver Edi's Weekend Wave within time. Furthermore I neither have enough time for reading and reviewing. The rest of the month will be really busy.
So I finally decided to have a break.
I will return on 9th of November with Edi's Weekend Wave #issue 1345.


I want to finish this post with something positive.

I found following information over at Joe's Blog (author Joseph Robert Lewis).


Free this week: Europa (A Dark Fantasy Trilogy)


For the next five days (October 16 to 20), you can get my dark fantasy trilogy Europa free on Amazon Kindle. [ Get it now! ]
 

About the book:
Book 1 – Omar the Immortal - In the dazzling and dangerous land of Marrakesh, globe-trotting scholar Omar Bakhoum joins an airship expedition into the freezing north in search of a fabled country called Ysland, but howling ice storms, legions of ghosts, and a deadly samurai stand in his path.
Book 2 – Freya the Huntress - In the snowy highlands of Ysland, Freya’s sister is attacked by a diseased creature. Now, the Viking huntress has only a few hours to find a cure before her sister becomes a monstrous fox demon. But she learns that the only person who can cure the demon plague is a certain traveler from a distant land, but he was murdered five years ago…
Book 3 – Wren the Fox Witch - The young witch Wren follows her mentor Omar across the frozen wastes of Europa to the warring cities of Constantia and Stamballa, where war is the least of her problems. While Omar leads a desperate battle against an undead army, Wren must face the immortal witch Baba Yaga, who has gone mad grieving for her son, Koschei the Deathless. During their duel, Wren confronts the spiteful souls of her dead teachers, her own secret fears made flesh, and the waking nightmares of Baba Yaga herself.
This series is a tour of Norse and Russian mythology, terrorized by werewolves (werefoxes!), ghosts, zombies, and witches. The swashbuckling adventure is punctuated by nightmarish creatures and mysteries, as well as deeply passionate moments between the heroines and their lovers, as well as some steampunky ties to the Halcyon and Chimera series.

Why are you still here?
Go get the Europa trilogy at Amazon.com
Go get the Europa trilogy at Amazon.co.uk
Go get the Europa trilogy at Amazon.de


See you on 9th of November 2013.

ENJOY READING

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1341

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Hello and welcome to issue #1341 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
Greetings from wet an cold Germany. First snow appeared in southern Germany, If the appetite of our two cats is an indicator for the strength of upcoming winter then we will get a strong one.


ENJOY READING ....

Edi's Guidepost

The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB


  1. Reading progress 
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Laudanum
  2. Historical books and their hidden secrets
  3. Sleepy Hollow
  4. Replicas of classic paintings
  5. Coffee house
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. I, Frankenstein

Quotes
The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms Quote related to temper

The Lighthouse

As expected my reading progress changed with return to work. Anyway I'm happy that I found time to finish one more book.



I finished

- The Thousand Names (2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0091949891; KINDLE ASIN:  B00CQ1D5LM] by Django Wexler.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"A strong and convincing fantasy debut.
a story with twist and turns and revelation. Tough battles and characters with a lot of secrets.
I look forward to read the next book in the series."



I'm

- 64 pages in A Study in Silk (digital, pb, September 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0345537188; Kindle Edition ASIN: B00C4BA48G] by Emma Jane Holloway.
A small progress




No progress

I will return to following books soon. It is my gut feeling which decide what I read an my taste change within a day.  That is not nice for the authors but good books deserve good mood and full attention.

- the first chapter of The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime (digital 2011) [ Kindle Edition ASIN: B004FPYX72] by Judith Flanders.

- 150 pages in the Emperor of Thorns (pb, August 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0007439058] by Mark Lawrence,
No progress.




 Enjoy your weekend ....



Books

Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.

 Tor/Forge.com surprised me with a copy of The Incrementalists (hc, US, 2013)[ISBN-13:  978-0765333209] by Steven Brust and Skyler White.To be honest I read the description but it did not intrigue me.
"The Incrementalists—a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories.

Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else’s, has loved Celeste—and argued with her—for most of the last four hundred years. But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules—not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world." [Source]

Furthermore I received my copy of Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows (pb, 24th September 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-1781081624] by Toby Venables which I presented you last week.



No more today, see you next week ......



Blogosphere


Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...

Laudanum has been a popular drug especially in the Victorian era. There is an interesting post about the history of Laudanum over at English Historical Fiction Authors:



There is more in historical books as one thinks. Are you familiar with fore-edge painting? Since I read the following post over at WebUrbanist I belong to the admirer of such paintings. Have a look for yourself at



Sleepy Hollow
I still like the 1999 film starring Johnny Depp as Constable Ichabod Crane. Do you know that there is areal Sleepy Hollow near New York? For more information head to Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy and read read



Replicas of classic paintings are nothing new. But there are new opportunities coming with the development of 3D printers. Following post over at the WebUrbanist shows what is possible with 3D printers.

I do not drink coffee. But if I ever will get the opportunity to visit Cape Town in South Africa, I will stop by at Truth Coffee‘s cafe. Have a look at

One of the cooler coffee cafes I’ve ever seen (9 Photos)

 over at  theCHIVE.



That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Movies
Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.

But don't worry. All the stuff I present to you will be shown at normal speed.

Looking for some action with a fantasy stuff in January 2014?
Then you should have a look at the I, Frankenstein trailer.
"Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans." [Source]


That's all for today. See you next time....


Quotes

I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

I agree with the author of following quote based on my own experience. But that does not prevent me from making the same mistake again ....

"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish Jesuit, January 8, 1601 – December 6, 1658

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1340

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Hello and welcome to issue #1340 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
I'm sorry for the delay. My wife and I attended a weekend sewing course. I work on a long jacket. I will post a picture when the work is done.
On Monday I return to work after a few days off which I used for reading and to recharge my battery.

ENJOY READING ....

Edi's Guidepost

The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB




  1. Reading progress 
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Fantasy Worlds
  2. Historical Maps
  3. Sliding Facade
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. The Desolation of Smaug

Quotes
The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms Quote related to money

The Lighthouse

I finished two more books! I'm really happy with my reading progress.



I finished

- Tomorrow the Killing (pb ARC, 2013) by Daniel Polansky.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
" The Warden - The return of a terrific and fascinating character in a dark and grim fantasy story full of twists and turns."

- Blackout (digital, 2010) [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B0053YQBT2] by  Connie Willis.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"Connie Willis is a time travel writer par excellence. IIncredibly good! I love it. Can't wait to read All Clear."


I'm

- 43 pages in A Study in Silk (digital, pb, September 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0345537188; Kindle Edition ASIN: B00C4BA48G] by Emma Jane Holloway.


- 360 pages in The Thousand Names (2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0091949891; KINDLE ASIN:  B00CQ1D5LM] by Django Wexler.



No progress

I will return to following books soon. It is my gut feeling which decide what I read an my taste change within a day.  That is not nice for the authors but good books deserve good mood and full attention.

- the first chapter of The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime (digital 2011) [ Kindle Edition ASIN: B004FPYX72] by Judith Flanders.

- 150 pages in the Emperor of Thorns (pb, August 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0007439058] by Mark Lawrence,
No progress.




 Enjoy your weekend ....



Books

Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.

To my surprise I received one book today which I expected to be delivered on Wednesday next week.

I received just one book last week: The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes (pb, 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-1781167427] by George Mann.
"A collection of short stories detailing the supernatural steampunk adventures of detective duo, Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes in dark and dangerous Victorian London. Along with Chief Inspector Bainbridge, Newbury & Hobbes will face plague revenants, murderous peers, mechanical beasts, tentacled leviathans, reanimated pygmies, and an encounter with Sherlock Holmes." [Source]
A good choice for  all Newbury & Hobbes Investigations fans and for all people who would like to discover an excellent steampunk and adventure series.









I discovered following mesmerising and intriguing book description over at GOODREADS:
"Guy of Gisburne has a story, one the liar, Robin Hood, has obscured for centuries. In legend he was the Sheriff of Nottingham's henchman, the man who could not defeat Hood. But this errant knight, spy for the crown and hunter of Sherwood was never anyone's accomplice, or petty hoodlum. This thrilling reinvention of the Robin Hood legend is the beginning of a major new series. As George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman reinvented a character from Tom Brown's Schooldays, so Toby Venables finds Guy of Gisburne a character in the most thrilling episodes of his age.

England, 1191. Richard the Lionhearted, cutting a swathe through the Holy Land in his quest for glory, has left the realm bankrupt and leaderless. Only Prince John, his name blackened by the lies of his enemies, seems willing to fight back the tide of chaos that threatens the heart of England—a wave of anarchy embodied by the traitorous troublemaker known as "the Hood."

But John has a secret weapon: Guy of Gisburne—outcast, mercenary, survivor of Hattin, and now knight—a man wronged by Hood, disavowed, disinherited and all but destroyed by Richard. As an agent of John, he is sent to do his bidding and outwit enemy agents bent on England's destruction. With his world-weary squire, Galfrid, in tow, and equipped with some deadly 12th century gadgetry, Gisburne's first quest takes him from the Tower of London, along the pilgrim routes of France to the hectic crusader port of Marseille—leading him into increasingly brutal, bloody encounters with the man they call "The White Devil": the fanatical Templar, Tancred de Mercheval.

Relentlessly pursued on his way back to England, and aided by the beautiful Mélisande de Champagne—who has a secret of her own—Gisburne battles his way with sword, lance and bow. Through icy mountain passes and wolf-infested forests, he hurtles towards the inevitable, bitter confrontation at the Castel de Mercheval. But beyond it—if he can survive—lies an older and even more unpredictable adversary." [SOURCE]

This is the description and the cover of Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows (pb, 24th September 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-1781081624] by Toby Venables.
I look forward to discover a different Guy of Gisburne as I know so far .....



No more today, see you next week ......



Blogosphere


Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...

I like imaginary landscapes either described in books or painted or digitally created. There is a nice and inspiring collection over at the WebUrbanist:

A big thank you goes to Propnomicon for sharing an excellent link to historical maps. Attention!
Don't get lost in the excellent David Rumsey Map Collection. This is a cornucopia for fantasy and map lovers.

Go and have a look at following post over at the WebUrbanist which left me dumbfounded:


That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


Movies
Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.

But don't worry. All the stuff I present to you will be shown at normal speed.

I look forward to December 2013. Why? Have a look at following trailer ...




That's all for today. See you next time....


Quotes

I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

Following advice is not helpful for the content of Dagobert Duck's Money Bin  ....

"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.

Kin Hubbard,American journalist, cartoonist and humorist, 1868 - 1930

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CassaStorM Giveaway Winner

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Dear Readers,

now the time has come to present the name of the winner of a digital copy of



CassaStorM
(September 17th, 2013
[Print ISBN-13: 978-1939844002] 
[E-book ISBN-13: 978-1939844019]


I checked the entries in the comment section and in sum there are 26 valid entries. 
I used RANDOM.ORG to draw the lucky winner.

And the winner is ..... DRUMROLL




Congratulations Siv. Please send a mail to edisbooklighthouse@gmail.com and tell me your preferred digital format. As soon as I get your mail I will forward it to Alex J. Cavanaugh who will take care on the next steps.
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