Mailbox Monday (11.11)

meme 15 Comments 10th November, 2013

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. Today’s Linky will be hosted by I totally paused!.

A Newfound Land by Anna Belfrage (for review)

It’s 1672, and Matthew Graham and his family have left Scotland. Having taken the drastic decision to leave their homeland due to religious conflicts, Alexandra and Matthew hope for a simpler, if harsher, life in the wilds of the Colony of Maryland.
Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out as you want them to, and the past has a nasty tendency to resurface at the most inappropriate moments. Both Matthew and Alex are forced to cope with the unexpected reappearance of people they had never thought to meet again, and the screw is turned that much tighter when the four rogue Burley brothers enter their lives.

Matters are further complicated by the strained relations between colonists and the Susquehannock Indians. When Matthew intercedes to stop the Burleys from abducting Indian women into slavery he makes lifelong – and deadly – enemies of them all.

Once again Alex is plunged into an existence where death seems to threaten her man wherever he goes.

Will Matthew see himself – and his family – safe in these new circumstances? And will the past finally be laid to rest?

The Strangled Queen by Maurice Druon (purchased)

The King is dead. Long live the King.

Philip IV is dead and his great kingdom is in disarray. It seems the fatal curse of the Templars is plaguing the royal house of France.

His son has been enthroned as Louis X; but with his disgraced wife Marguerite imprisoned in the Chateau Gaillard for her adultery, Louis can produce no heir with which to secure the succession. But neither can he marry again while she lives…

The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the court of the Iron King continues to draw in his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues apace.

Mage’s Blood by David Hair (purchased)
Most of the time the Leviathan Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every twelve years, when the tides sink and the Moontide comes, it is revealed – linking Eastern and Western continents. At first, traders went back and forth across the bridge, but then the Rondian Empire – hell bent on ruling the East – sent its first two Crusades, and its mage-led armies pillaged their way across the new world. Now the Third Crusade is mustering, and this time the peoples of the East will fight back. But for all these massing powers, it is three ordinary people – a failed mage, a market girl and a jaded mercenary – who will determine the fate of the world.
 
 
The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts (bookmooch)

The Montgomery brothers have been the talk of Boonsboro ever since they decided to renovate the old Inn into an intimate and handsome new Bed and Breakfast. Beckett and Owen have both found love in the process, but what of Ryder, the third Montgomery brother? Can the Inn Boonsboro weave its magic one more time…?

 

15 Responses to “Mailbox Monday (11.11)”

  1. Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader

    Great mailbox. I’ll look out for your review of A Newfound Land as I’ve read the others in the series but am not participating in the blog tour for the latest one. Have you read any of the Maurice Druon books yets? I have the books waiting to be read and have heard such fabulous things about them! I’m also curious for your impressions of Mage’s Blood.
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    • Elysium

      I hope A Newfound Land is as good as the previous books because I’ve really liked those. I haven’t read any Druon books yet but I have The Iron King.

    • Elysium

      Roberts was my favourite author when I was younger. But I’ve fallen so behind because she has so many books coming!

    • Elysium

      It was new to me but I noticed the cover and since it was cool… Hope it lives up to it :) I’ve never left Akateeminen at Helsinki without buying anything :D

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