“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
This is difficult because I’ve been psychotically over-book-buying this week – I’ve recived so many that Sunday’s IMM is going to be longer than my University disseration (but hopefully more interesting…).
I think I’m going to choose Ill Met By Moonlight by Mercedes Lackey. It must be an obscure little book, because I’d never heard of it and Mercedes Lackey is one of my ultimate favourite authors.
Amazon – ‘This title shows the sixteenth century England: a nation at a fatal fork in time, leading to two possible futures. Either an evil queen will join forces with the Inquisition and rule with a blood-spattered iron hand, threatening humans and elves alike – or a benevolent queen named Elizabeth will rule wisely and well. But the evil Unseleighe Sidhe are determined that the little girl Elizabeth shall never grow up to take the throne. Opposing them are the good Sidhe of elfland, including Denoriel, who has already foiled one attempt against Elizabeth, almost at the cost of his own life. But a few years have passed, and Denoriel still guards the young princess, now eight years old, secure in the knowledge that his enemy Vidal, leader of the evil Unseleighe, is dead. Unfortunately, he is wrong: Vidal was wounded almost fatally, but now his recovery is complete, and he has set in motion a plan to bring about a new dark age of which Denoriel is dangerously unaware… ‘
Doesn’t it sound strange? Anyway, my Mum rolled up at my door brandishing this book she’d found while sorting out her shelves and it made her think of me. Everybody that has even passed me in the street knows about my obsession with Elizabeth I and my love for older fantasy books, so I can’t believe this one slipped under the radar.