Book Received: The Emperor’s Blades

On March 12, 2014, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (Book 1) Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Tor Books (January 14, 2014) ISBN-10: 0765336405 Official Description: In The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and […]

Book Received: Blood Song: A Raven’s Shadow Novel

On August 7, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 592 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover; 1 edition (July 2, 2013) ISBN-10: 042526769 Official Description: From “a new master storyteller” comes the beginning of an epic fantasy saga of blood, honor, and destiny… “The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.” Vaelin Al Sorna was […]

Book Received: The Thousand Names

On July 31, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 528 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover; 1 edition (July 2, 2013) ISBN-10: 0451465105 Official Description: Enter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel—but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic…. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, […]

Book Received: The Shadow’s Heir

On February 4, 2013, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Ace (December 24, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0425258238 Official Description: Laela Redguard was born with the black hair of the Northern kingdom and the blue eyes of the Southern people, forever marking her as a hated half-breed child of both. When her only family tie is severed, the fierce […]

Book Received: Flame of Sevenwaters

On November 12, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover (November 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 045146480X Official Description: Bestselling author Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series has been praised as a “magnificent saga” (Alernative Worlds) that is a “gripping tale of enduring love” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Marillier returns to Sevenwaters with the story of a young woman destined to unlock […]

Book Received: A Path to Coldness of Heart (Dread Empire)

On October 8, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Paperback: 429 pages Publisher: Night Shade Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (August 26, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1597803316 Official Description: At long last, the conclusion to Glen Cook’s Dread Empire saga has arrived! King Bragi Ragnarson is a prisoner, shamed, nameless, and held captive by Lord Shih-kaa and the Empress Mist at the heart […]

Book Received: Wrayth

On September 17, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Ace (August 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007758 Official Description: In the Empire of Arkaym, the Order of Deacons protects and shelters the citizens from the attacks of the unliving. All are sworn to fight the evil forces of the geists—and to keep the world safe from the power […]

Book Received: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

On August 30, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Ace Hardcover (August 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007472 Official Description: In Book One of the Broken Empire, Mark Lawrence brought to life the “morbidly gripping”* (Publishers Weekly) story of a boy in search of power and vengeance. Now, in King of Thorns, that boy’s journey into manhood takes him to […]

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Book Received: The Order of the Scales: The Memory of Flames, Book III

On February 13, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover (February 7, 2012) ISBN-10: 0451464370 Available: February 7, 2012 Official Description: Having survived Jehal’s betrayal, former Queen Zafir is determined to take back control of the kingdom. To that end, she seizes Jehal’s wife and son as hostages. Desperate to save his queen and his heir, Jehal makes a […]

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Episode 056 – Peter Orullian

On May 3, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 56th episode of the Parsec nominated (SQUEEEE!) Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio sit down to chat with TOR author and musician Peter Orullian.  Peter also has a pretty nifty dayjob working for the folks over at XBOX, so we had a lot of fun chatting with about such diverse topics as: […]

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