Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Release Day: Spellbound (book 2) ~ by Blake Charlton

 

Spellbound

It’s release day for:   Spellbound ~ by Blake Charlton; 416 pages; Tor Books; (September 13, 2011) US|UK|Canada.

It’s book two in the trilogy for this newly published author, which I’m seeing on trusted SFF sites is even better than his first. Which is pretty darned impressive!  No second book slag for this talented author.

The Blurb:   In a world where one’s magical prowess is determined by one’s skill with words and ability to spell, Nicodemus is a wizardly apprentice afflicted by a curse that causes him to misspell magical texts.  Now, the demon who cursed him has hatched a conspiracy to force Nicodemus to change language and ultimately use it to destroy all human life. Spellbound UK

As Nico tries to thwart the demon’s plan, he faces challenges from all sides. But his biggest challenge is his own disability, which causes him to create chaos wherever he goes. And the chaos surrounding Nico is affecting the world so profoundly that the kingdom to which he has fled to gather strength is on the brink of civil war, and he suspects that his closest allies—even Francesca, whom he loves more than life itself—may be subject to the demon’s vast powers. As Nico tries to forestall the apocalypse, he realizes that he doesn’t know if he can fully trust anyone, not even the woman he loves. And if he makes one wrong move, not only will his life be forfeit, he may end up destroying all mortal life as well.

Top cover copy for hardbound version in US and Canada; blue cover is for softbound UK.


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Bio:  Blake Charlton is currently a medical student at Stanford University. An active, engaging presence online, he lives in the San Francisco Bay area.  Blog; Website; Facebook; Goodreads; LinkedIn; Twitter.

Last year; in 2010 Blake Charlton agreed to allow me to interview him here on Layers of Thought which I thoroughly enjoyed. Just a warning it will have specific interest and content for our female readers. Tee hee!

We also have a hilarious guest post that is a fun and short from last year. As in his book he blends the serious, mundane, and wry accessible humor in sspellwrightuch a way that it is intelligent and fun. 

For those of you who have not read Spellwright. - Blake’s first novel; it is now available in paperback format; I found a copy at our local library. So perhaps there will be one at yours?

US|UK|Canada;  Book Depository AUD|Euro; 352 pages; Tor Books (March 2, 2010)

The third in the series is purportedly named Disjunction and is planned to be released in 2012.

If you stop by Blake’s networking sites to say hello, tell him Layers of Thought sent you. He may just respond back since he's that kind of guy.

Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

logankstewart said...

Alas, I am in the company of having not read Mr. Charlton yet, though I fully intend to one day. And it looks like my library has both copies!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Logan -
I think you will enjoy the first... alas I lost the review in "the Gremlin Attack". Its a fun read perfect for geeky guy teens and anyone else for that matter.

You have to stop by and enter the giveaway for Alex Bledsoe's The Hum and The Shiver which should go live here in a few days. I also found a link for you for your little girl - its the cutest hat! Princess Leah hair....

Did I get that one right this time - you love Star Wars hate Star Trek? lol... they both have star in the title...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/60764188/space-princess-baby-hairdo-hat-pdf

I hope the link works I had to delete part of it...as it was huge.

logankstewart said...

Holy Moly, Shellie. That Leia hair is AWESOME! I'm thinking seriously about buying it. Thanks!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Logan -
If you do - I want pictures... oh how fun!!!!

David Wagner said...

I enjoyed the free sample chapters of Spellwright, and bought the full book (last week, actually). I'll be reading it soon.

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is having a giveaway of an ARC of Alloy of Law (Sanderson). Better get over there and enter!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Oh Thank you David - I am so busy that I can't get by those blogs hardly anymore....

That's what I love about my ereader - samples then you know if you want to spend the 9 dollars or more for the book....

We have a giveaway for - The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe which will be live by Saturday!!!

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