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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

A weekly event on my blog where I post about books (not necessarily pre-release or new) that I've just added to my wishlist, along with a little blurb on why I want to read it.
(hosted by Book Chick City & Breaking the Spine)

Inheritance #1:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
by N.K. Jemisin
release date: 25 February 2010
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.
With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.

Why it's on my wishlist
The summary didn't really click with me (it seems rather generic fantasy inheritance battle-ish), but from the reviews, the author seems to have created a very unique world of Gods enslaved by humans(!!) I've always loved stories with lore on godly figures and their interactions with the "mortals", so this definitely earns a spot on my wishlist/TBR pile 8D

Argh, two Wishlist Wednesdays in a row. Awful I know, and I apologize, but I'm having dorm-mate issues that has been going on for the good part of a month now. Hoping that will get resolved soon...There's also the fact that I'm obsessively working on my dad's birthday present (coming up in Feb):

It's a cross-stitching project that's been stealing my time for a few weeks now. Only need to finish up the border and work with the water(?) splashes a bit more =)

I'm struggling through some of the books I'm reading because I'm in one of those attention-deficient moods and I start a new book every other day orz
Will try to finish some of the books I've been neglecting in the next week, if school work permits...
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yuan said...

*bows to your cross-stitch skills*

I'm half hyped and half trying to not get too excited about this novel. Yes, I hear a LOT of good things but- well - epic fantasies suck away at your soul. I'm waiting for her 3rd sample chapter before I make my decision on whether or not to buy it. =D


Alyssa Kirk said...

Impressive fantasy read! Also, wow on your cross stitching. It's beautiful!

Good luck with school and your Dad's present. Hope he has a wonderful b-day. Both mine and Gregory's b-day's are in Feb. Your dad must be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love the cross stitch!

ninefly said...

@ ah yuan
aww, aren't you reading that crown epic fantasy series though? let me know if you do buy it so I can mooch 8D
where do I find this amazing piece of short awesomeness?

@ Alyssa
thank you! I hope he likes it too, I've been sending him progress images lol
all feb. babies are awesome ;D

@ carolsnotebook
thank you! I'm going to post up a photo of the finished product when I'm done =D

yuan said...


Yessssss I love my Broken Crown series! But - It still sucks away at my soul. (In a good way, but STILL)
read it. Nao. (No excuse ANYONE can make time for a short story THIS EPIC)