February 24, 2024

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Goodreads Monday–Just A Song Before I Go— Well If CSNY Had Anything To Do With It, Which They Didn't

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Here’s something fun that has been happening to me lately on Edelweiss and Netgalley…
Me: Poking around where my eyes shouldn’t be poking…
Me: reads summary of a book. Perks up.
Me: HEY this sounds GOOD.
Me: Deflates. <raises fists to the sky at book fairies in righteous indignation> SERIES YOU ARE MY CURSE! Ones I have started, ones I didn’t start when they first started… to all of you I say CURSES!
And by landing unintentionally on the ARC of The Poet King, Book 3 in the Harp and Ring Series that I found:

Last Song Before Night (Harp and Ring Rising Series #1)

Last Song Before Night

Publisher: Tor
Release Date: September 2015
Genre: Epic Fantasy
A high fantasy following a young woman’s defiance of her culture as she undertakes a dangerous quest to restore her world’s lost magic in Ilana C. Myer’s Last Song Before Night.
Her name was Kimbralin Amaristoth: sister to a cruel brother, daughter of a hateful family. But she has forsworn that name, and now she is simply Lin, a musician and lyricist of uncommon ability in a land where women are forbidden to answer such callings―a fugitive who must conceal her identity or risk imprisonment and even death.
On the eve of a great festival, Lin learns that an ancient scourge has returned to the land of Eivar, a pandemic both deadly and unnatural. Its resurgence brings with it the memory of an apocalypse that transformed half a continent. Long ago, magic was everywhere, rising from artistic expression―from song, from verse, from stories. But in Eivar, where poets once wove enchantments from their words and harps, the power was lost. Forbidden experiments in blood divination unleashed the plague that is remembered as the Red Death, killing thousands before it was stopped, and Eivar’s connection to the Otherworld from which all enchantment flowed, was broken.
The Red Death’s return can mean only one thing: someone is spilling innocent blood in order to master dark magic. Now poets who thought only to gain fame for their songs face a challenge much greater: galvanized by Valanir Ocune, greatest Seer of the age, Lin and several others set out to reclaim their legacy and reopen the way to the Otherworld―a quest that will test their deepest desires, imperil their lives, and decide the future.

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