Books from the Backlog #184

Posted October 21, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 11 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

Books from the Backlog #184A Blight of Blackwings by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Seven Kennings #2
Published by Random House Publishing Group on February 4, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 592
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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From the New York Times bestselling creator of the Iron Druid Chronicles comes the highly anticipated sequel to A Plague of Giants: A world-breaking war—an invasion of giant warriors—inspires a movement to fight back.
Daryck is from a city that was devastated by the war with the Bone Giants, and now he and a band of warriors seek revenge against the giants for the loved ones they’ve lost. But will vengeance be enough to salve their grief?

Hanima is part of a new generation with extraordinary magical talents: She can speak to fantastical animals. But when this gift becomes a threat to the powers-that-be, Hanima becomes the leader of a movement to use this magic to bring power to the people.

Koesha is the captain of an all-female crew on a perilous voyage to explore unknown waters. Though her crew is seeking a path around the globe, Koesha is also looking for her sister, lost at sea two years ago. But what lies beyond the edges of the map is far more dangerous than storms and sea monsters. . . . 

In this sequel to A Plague of Giants, these characters and more will become the voices of a new generation bringing hope and revolution to a war-torn world.

Don’t miss any of Kevin Hearne’s action-packed Seven Kennings series

Why did I add A Blight of Blackwings to my bookshelf?

I read the first book in this series, A Plague of Giants, and really enjoyed it. There was never a question as to whether I wanted to continue with the series. I already purchased a hardcover copy for my shelves so I am committed! This series is very different than some of the other books that Kevin Hearne writes. This is an epic fantasy and those usually take me much longer to read not to mention the fact that this book is almost 600 pages long. I don’t have a lot of books for review to read in November or December so I hope to spend those months focusing on catching up on some books that I missed.

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

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11 responses to “Books from the Backlog #184

  1. I hope you enjoy the book! I always set aside the lengthier books for less busy times, too.

    I am curious about the one I submitted today…it lingered on my Kindle for a long time!

  2. Well if you enjoyed the first one. It sounds like a good plan to do some catching up in November and December. I have some of that too. But I also took a bunch of ARCs. Sigh. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. I have hear so many raves about this author and that’s great that you loved the first book. I’m terrible about falling in love with a series, buying them all and then never getting around to reading them. Hopefully you’ll get to this one soon!