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.
I’m a fan of Sherwood Smith’s writing. I’ve read most of the books that she’s written and my favorites are Crown Duel (along with its companion novel, A Stranger to Command, and the short stories about Mel’s children) and the Sasharia en Garde duology. Banner of the Damned is set in the same world, in a different location and hundreds of years earlier. Sadly, it’s not available in local bookstores. I’m thinking of ordering it from the Book Depository but it’s a bit pricey at $25.95. I’m still trying to decide if I want it bad enough or if I should wait for the paperback to be released.
Here’s the summary from Sherwood Smith’s website:
Princess Lasva, justly famed across the continent for her style, lives for love. Unfortunately, princesses do not have the luxury of choosing love over politics. Thus she finds herself on the other side of the continent, newly wed to the prince of Marloven Hesea, a kingdom very, very different from Colend, her homeland.
Emras, Lasva’s personal scribe, is ordered by Colend’s queen to watch for signs of Norsunder’s magic, as there are dire rumors about Marloven Hesea. But Emras knows nothing about magic, and the mages she consults scold her for not going through proper channels
So when Emras finds a willing tutor, and Lasva tries to use Colendi diplomacy to avert Marloven war, life gets really complicated. That’s before the real threat emerges.
What about you, what book is in your wishlist?