Saturday, December 26, 2009

In My Mailbox (17)

First of all, I'm over on The Book Smugglers talking about my favourites of 2009 and my most anticipated of 2010. Drop by and say hi!

This meme is hosted by The Story Siren.

Tome of the Undergates, Sam Sykes (ARC from publisher). April UK/Australia, February US.

Lenk can barely keep control of his mismatched adventurer band at the best of times (Gariath the dragon man sees humans as little more than prey, Kataria the Shict despises most humans, and the humans in the band are little better). When they’re not insulting each other’s religions they’re arguing about pay and conditions.

So when the ship they are travelling on is attacked by pirates things don’t go very well. They go a whole lot worse when an invincible demon joins the fray. The demon steals the Tome of the Undergates – a manuscript that contains all you need to open the undergates. And whichever god you believe in you don’t want the undergates open. On the other side are countless more invincible demons, the manifestation of all the evil of the gods, and they want out.

Full of razor-sharp wit, characters who leap off the page (and into trouble) and plunging the reader into a vivid world of adventure this is a fantasy that kicks off a series that could dominate the second decade of the century.

I hope everyone had a fantastic day yesterday! I certainly did, and now the kitchen is a total mess. I think I might eat out and see Zombieland today.


  1. I LOVE Zombieland...great fun.

    So glad you had a lovely Christmas!

  2. Zombieland was a great movie - very entertaining.
    Interesting cover on 'Tome of the Undergates' though I wonder if the guy has just been struck by lightening or if he is meant ot be glowing. There is something off about the lighting.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Hmm, it could be the sun rising maybe! It's a computer generated cover rather than a photograph of someone.

  4. Love the cover and the sound of Tome of the Undergates!

  5. Glad you had a good Christmas! That book looks good!

    Here's what I got this week!

    Have a great and safe New Year!

  6. Hope you enjoyed Zombieland. I found it to be surprisingly funny especially one certain part of it. Happy reading and viewing!