Weekend reads

Friday Firsts

Weekends are usually the best to start or finish that book you have been longing to, for a long time. These are the two ARCs I had picked up for the weekend.

 

I completed a fantastic book this Saturday.

 

Weekend read: Faithless

Faithless

is the new fantasy novel by Graham Austin-King due publication in June 2017.

Summary

The temples of the Forgefather have fallen. The clerics and defenders that could once be found across the nine lands are no more. Priests huddle in the great temple, clinging to the echoes of their lost religion. But the Father has fallen silent. There are none who still hear his voice.

The mines of Aspiration lie far below the temple’s marble halls. Slaves toil in the blackness, striving to earn their way into the church and the light. Wynn has been sold into this fate, traded for a handful of silver. In the depths of the mines, where none dare carry flame, he must meet his tally or die. But there are things that lurk in that darkness, and still darker things within the hearts of men.

W the souls bound to the great forge are released in a failed ritual, one novice flees down into the darkness of the mines. The soulwraiths know only hunger, the risen know only hate. In the blackest depths Kharios must seek a light to combat the darkness which descends.

 

Bookworm Blues revealed this magnificent cover. Look at the vibrant palette. The hammer and anvil make a perfect subject for the cover art. Kudos to the artist bringing the book’s essence alive.

I will post my review as soon as I find a suitable adjective.

 

 

Now to the book, I started this Sunday.

The Fourth Monkey

by J.D. Barker is a mystery/crime thriller.

Weekend read: The Fourth Monkey

Summary

For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive.

As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.

With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.

So far, it’s going well. The formatting is very easy on the eyes. The mystery has been brewing from page 1.

So what say you?