Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
Today’s Want Books pick is a book recommended by Angie of Angieville. Angie has excellent taste when it comes to books and she loves high fantasy just like I do. She has encouraged me to get several books that I’ve really enjoyed so it should come as no surprise that Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay is in my wishlist because of her.
Here’s the summary from Bright Weavings, the authorized website for Guy Gavriel Kay’s works:
Tigana is set in the ‘Peninsula of the Palm’ a land evocative of Italy, in a world with two moons. Two sorcerers, one a petty lordling from Barbadior, the other the king of Ygrath, have come to the Peninsula from overseas, intent on conquest. Brandin, King of Ygrath, wants to carve out a realm for his beloved younger son, Stevan. Having conquered three of the nine provinces of the Palm, he sends Stevan to subjugate the next province whilst he faces Alberico, the other conqueror. Stevan is killed in battle by the people of that last province. Brandin, in bitterest grief, and in revenge against the people who killed his son, lays a curse on that province. After sweeping down and destroying the remnants of their army, burning their books and destroying their architecture and statuary, he makes it so that no one not born in that province can even hear its name. Tigana is a story of the struggle for identity and freedom in the face of brutal oppression.
Fully Booked has several Guy Gavriel Kay books in their inventory but they never ordered this one. I asked them to get it for me and I hope they’ll be able to get a copy soon.
What about you, what’s on your wishlist? 🙂
Want Books roundup:
Carin of A Little Bookish – Der Flagermusmannen (The Bat Man) and Kakkerlakkene (Cockroaches) by Jo Nesbø
peanut13171 – I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett and Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold