It's always so exciting discovering new authors and especially those that write in my preferred genre--Fantasy. Dottie posted a couple of books she's looking forward to this year and one of them was Lightborn by Alison Sinclair. I did a little browsing, exploring the book some more and found that it's book two in a trilogy. The first book is Darkborn, which released in May 2009. And the third book releases in 2011, Shadowborn.
I was a little disappointed at first because the books are in trade size, and I have to be conservative with my book buying. But then I remembered a gift that my son gave me a few weeks ago! You see, he signed up with swagbucks. Not sure how it works, but he browses the internet through swagbucks and gains swag bucks. And when he earned enough he traded them in for an amazon gift card for 5 dollars for me! So thoughtful of him! So I redeemed my $5 this morning and bought the first book, Darkborn. And the great thing, it's Bargain priced! So I think I made out pretty good with the the help of my child! Sometimes it happens. Devin will surprise me with a kind gesture. It doesn't happen frequently so when it does, I get all warm inside and proud. Of course, I'm always proud of him, but it's nice to see him think of someone else other than himself, you know?
"A new romantic fantasy of magic, manners, and espionage that is also a fast-paced thriller" (Carol Berg).
For the Darkborn, sunlight kills. For the Lightborn, darkness is fatal. Living under a centuries-old curse, the Darkborn and the Lightborn share the city of Minhorne, coexisting in an uneasy equilibrium but never interacting. When Darkborn physician Balthasar Hearne finds a pregnant fugitive on his doorstep just before sunrise, he has no choice but to take her in. Tercelle Amberley's betrothed is a powerful Darkborn nobleman, but her illicit lover came to her through the daytime. When she gives birth to twin boys, they can see, something unheard of among the Darkborn. When men come for the boys, Balthasar is saved by the intervention of his Lightborn neighbor-and healed by the hands of his wife, Telmaine. Soon he finds himself drawn deeper into political intrigue and magical attacks, while Telmaine must confront a power she can no longer keep sheathed in gloves, a power she neither wants nor can control.
May 5, 2010
The Darkborn aristocracy has rejected magic, viewing the pursuit of science as the only worthy goal. But Lady Telmaine Hearne does not have that luxury. She has kept her own powers secret, fearful of being ruined in society… until her husband Balthasar draws her into a conspiracy to protect the archduke and his brother against a magical enemy. But who will protect them from her?
Coming in 2011