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GoodReads Monday – 22nd June 2020

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back to the creator of the meme, Lauren.

Happy Monday everyone! I though I’d start the week off by highlighting a book on my GoodReads TBR. I currently have 828 book on my Want-To-Read list which I know is endless. However, I feel if I start looking at it regularly I might end up cleaning it up while I scroll through looking for that one book to highlight. So here to a clean-up side affect 😉

This week I dug out Twelve Kings by Bradley P. Beaulieu. I own a paperback version and it’s been sitting on my shelves for a long time. I think I originally bought it for TomeTopple. All I saw was “female assassin” *shrug*. Recently Sam from Thoughts on Tomes (the host of TomeTopple) read it and gave it praise, which means a lot. I trust Sam when it comes to female lead fantasy. And I was worried about this book considering it’s written by a man but features a female lead. I’m always sceptical to it. So having Sams approval means a lot. Hopefully I can read it soon(-ish).

Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings — cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first.  

Have you read this? What did you think?

Until next time.

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