Books from the Backlog #127

Posted August 27, 2020 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 16 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin’s Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.

Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there’s a price on her head. With the realm’s most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can’t refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.

If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins…not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.

Why did I add Kingdom of Exiles to my bookshelf?
I was thrilled to get my hands on an early copy of this book.  It really sounds exactly like the kind of story that I tend to really enjoy.  I have no idea why it is still sitting on my bookshelf unread but I do hope to get to it sometime soon!

A Quick Update
This has been a really rough week for my husband and me.  The workers on the house finished up everything but it has been up to us to get everything installed back where it belongs.  We have been working from the time we get off work until we are too exhausted to continue 4-5 hours later.  It should all be over soon.
The house has a sign in the yard, professional photos have been scheduled, and it will be ready for viewing as soon as Saturday.  I am very hopeful that by this time next week, we might already have an offer.  I just keep telling myself that if I can get through the next little bit then things will definitely be easier.  

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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16 responses to “Books from the Backlog #127

  1. I don't think I've seen this book before although it sounds interesting but probably not my usual read.

    Sounds like you guys are almost done with setting the house for selling. Happy for you! You got this!!