Tuesday, October 19, 2010
TBR Tuesday (3)
I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves. This is one of those books.
I don't even remember where exactly I got this, but I know I thought it sounded cool, and of course, I loved the cover. I think I may have bought it to tempt my little sister to read with me, but other than Coraline (loved) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (she loved, I hated), we never got very far with the sisters book club...
Maybe SBC: redux?
Set in the world of the Half-Continent—a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols—the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl’s name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters—and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.
Complete with appendices, maps, illustrations, and a glossary, Monster Blood Tattoo grabs readers from the first sentence and immerses them in an entirely original fantasy world with its own language and lore.