BA Features for The Week – 3.11.13-9.11.13

Welcome to BA’s Book Features showcasing a small collection of books to be released this week, or showcasing a special feature as part of a blog tour and promotion event. Contact me if you’d like to have your new-release title featured on Bookish Ardour.

Author Terry Pratchett and his newest title Raising Steam

Synopsis

Raising Steam by Terry PratchettTo the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork – a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.

Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work – as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital… but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse…

Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi’ t’flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he’s going to stop it all going off the rails…

Author Paul R. Hardy and his newest title The Inquisitor’s Progress

Synopsis

The Inquisitor's Progress by Paul R. HardyBrunsol Mindspear is dead.

In life, he was the chief inquisitor of the Bounded Land, steeped in blood after decades of tyranny in the service of god. In death, he finds his god to be false, and that his world was created not to provide a home for humanity – but to study it. Yet the world above is not the true reality, for that, too, was created within another world. As Brunsol climbs a ladder of universes, he seeks the true god of all the worlds above – so that he might exact a vengeance for all the suffering in the worlds below.

“Better a betrayer of men than a god that betrays his own creation. Better a torturer in the name of god than a god that wills a world to torture. Better a tyrant of my own kind than a god who is tyrant over mere men…

“Better a man like me than a god like you.”

Originally published as a five-part serial, now available in a complete version.

Author George R.R. Martin and his newest title The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

Synopsis

The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion LannisterThis book showcases the best and most humorous quotes from George R.R. Martin’s favourite character Tyrion Lannister, the worldly, jaded, funny, highly intelligent, cynical, womanizing star of the books. A perfect stocking-filler for every fan of the books, and of HBO’s award-winning television series. ‘I only need half my wits to be a match for you’ Short and to the point. That’s Tyrion.

Here are the finest, funniest, rudest and wisest sayings of the miniature Machiavelli; the dwarf with a brain the size of a planet and a heart of (tarnished) gold …’Sleep is good. Books are better’ Drawn from George R.R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire books, the basis for the HBO original series Game of Thrones. Illustrations are by artist and caricaturist Jonty Clark

Author George R.R. Martin, with Ben Avery, and his newest title The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel

Synopsis

Set one hundred years before the events in George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Hedge Knight The Hedge Knight by George R.R. Martingraphic novel chronicles a young squire as he travels the cruel and complex path to knighthood in the Seven Kingdoms.

Shouldering his fallen master’s sword and shield, Duncan (or “Dunk”) is determined to reinvent himself as a knight in a nearby tournament. But first Dunk needs a sponsor, and that requirement sends him down a road studded with friends, foes, adventure, and hidden agendas. One such friend is Egg, who becomes Dunk’s squire, yet even he may hold secret motivations of his own.

In this gripping prequel, Dunk and Egg seek glory in a world both familiar and new to Game of Thrones fans. What the two fortune seekers encounter, however, is a world of distrust and political machinations. Chivalry is not lost while Dunk holds fast to his dreams of honor. But such outdated virtues make him a target—and they may even lead to his ruin. This vivid and elaborately wrought tale brings new dimension to George R. R. Martin’s beloved world.

This edition includes fifteen pages of new supplemental material: sketches, character designs, and original pages by Mike. S. Miller, plus variant and original covers.

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