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Blog Tour Review - To Cage A God by Elizabeth May

 Blog Tour Review - To Cage A God by Elizabeth May To cage a god is divine. To be divine is to rule. To rule is to destroy. Using ancient secrets, Galina and Sera’s mother grafted gods into their bones. Bound to brutal deities and granted forbidden power no commoner has held in a millennia, the sisters have grown up to become living weapons. Raised to overthrow an empire―no matter the cost. With their mother gone and their country on the brink of war, it falls to the sisters to take the helm of the rebellion and end the cruel reign of a royal family possessed by destructive gods. Because when the ruling alurea invade, they conquer with fire and blood. And when they clash, common folk burn. While Sera reunites with her estranged lover turned violent rebel leader, Galina infiltrates the palace. In this world of deception and danger, her only refuge is an isolated princess, whose whip-smart tongue and sharp gaze threaten to uncover Galina’s secret. Torn between desire and duty, Galina mus

The Tenth Day of Blogmas - Six For Sunday

Hi! It's Sunday again, which means that I don't have to try to come up with some brilliant, original idea for my blog today, and instead I can just ride on the coat tails of Steph at alittlebutalot and have a go at this week's #SixForSunday books.

This week the theme is Favourite books about Winter.

I'm going to try to avoid specifically Christmas books here, because I've read ahead and that's coming up on Christmas Eve.

1. The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. It's not a Christmas book, it's a Hogswatch Night book. I love this because it really feels like Terry is exploring some of the gritty, pagan roots of our Christmas traditions, but doing so with humour and affection. 

2. The Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. This feels a lot closer to a classical fairy story than The Hogfather. Tiffany Aching is one of the great female characters in fantasy literature, and here she faces off against the personification of winter, who decides he quite likes her. It's YA, but that shouldn't put you off.

3. The Shining by Stephen King. There's something claustrophobic about winter at times, the idea of getting trapped somewhere by the snow. This is possibly one of the scariest examples of that.

4. At The Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft. I can't remember whether this one is set at winter or not, but it is set in Antarctica where it's basically always winter, so I'm counting it. One of my favourite Lovecraft short stories, an Antarctic expedition finds something strange and ancient in the mountains. It is genuinely creepy.

5. The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury. It's a subtle thing, but the winter setting gives this fantastic dark fantasy novel a sharp edge. The coldness of the castle adds a wonderfully bleak aspect to Errin's imprisonment.

6. Winds of Winter by George R R Martin. The most anticipated fantasy novel of the last three and the next two or three years, the sixth Game of Thrones novel. Now if only George would stop getting distracted!


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