Thank you all so much for commenting on my post the other day. Hearing that a lot of you have been where I am now regarding going back to work, makes it a little easier. If you can do it, well, so can I! I'll keep y'all posted. I'm really glad that I have a place to come where people understand, not jsut about that but books also. You see, Saturday we went to a picnic at Fort Niagara State Park. A friend of my husband's, his son graduated high school. I know two of the ladies there, but I always feel out of place because they are always talking about the night before, how they drank and ate and all that. There is never any mention of a book! Not one book! So I sat there quietly acting like I was interested in what they had to say, but inside I'm thinking is that all you guys do is get together and drink? I don't know, me and my husband are so different from that. I don't drink. Well, maybe once in a blue moon. I like to be out and about but by myself or with my family. When I'm around them, I feel like I'm weird or something because they are so outgoing! But it's all good, we are who we are! And I'm happy with that :).
Anyway, on to my mailbox. I didn't get much this past week, but I did get three books that I've wanted for a few years now, two of them anyway. One I already read when it released back in 2005, The Compass Rose, by Gail Dayton. I really really enjoyed that book. I have no idea why I never kept it or never followed up with the next two books. I have always thought about the world and the characters and wondered how they all made out. It was a very interesting set up, and the dynamics of the group of people, very interesting. So I ordered all three books. I did get them used. I already bought the first one new once! :P.
The Compass Rose - Book One
The legends of the Godstruck were just that -- legends.
Until, in an attempt to defend her people, Captain Kallista Varyl called on the One for aid and was granted abilities such as no one had seen in centuries.
Now Kallista has been charged with a new destiny as one of the most powerful women in the land -- but her power is useless if it cannot be controlled.
Mastering her "Godstruck" abilities is the first step. The next, learning that she cannot unlock the secrets of the Compass Rose and defeat her nation's enemy alone. And finally she must stop a demon-possessed king . . .
Demons are coming.
One woman has been chosen to face them . . .
Demon hordes still threaten the Kingdom while open rebellion has broken out within its cities, separating Kallista from her new family.
Assassination attempts, magical attacks -- she's surrounded by devastation unlike anything she's ever known, and her unique magic power no longer works as it should. Yet her own pain must yield to the needs of her country, for this military mage is charged with searching the four directions of the world for the other "Godmarked" -- the only ones who can help her keep demon invaders from shattering her world.
But can she find them in time?
The Eternal Rose - Book Three
Kallista, now Reinine of all Adara, still has demons to seek out. She and her family journey south to her mate Obed's homeland in pursuit of the demon who absconded six years previously with Kallista's temple-bound ilian, Merinda, and her child. But when one of the godmarked dies, Kallista is devastated and her mates must cope without her. A trial by combat is needed to regain custody of a child and a new ninth godmarked must be located in order to make the magic whole again and powerful enough to defeat a truly formidable demon. But Kallista needs more than magic to heal her.
What about you, did you get any new books lately?