Jo Walton - Farthing

In 1941, England, lacking aid from the US, negotiated peace with Nazi Germany and withdrew from World War II. It is 1949, and Hitler is very much alive. Jo Walton sets her unnerving version of a ‘cozy’ mystery against this alternative history backdrop. A group of rich English families - the ‘Farthing set’ - is enjoying a retreat in a country house when one of their members (and, incidentally, the architect of the ‘Farthing’ peace between Nazi Germany and UK) is found murdered, with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest. Suspicion immediately falls on the only Jew invited to the retreat, but the lead detective is not immediately convinced. Farthing is a ‘country house’ mystery with incredibly high stakes and a chilling vision of a world that could have been.
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ISBN: 9780765323132
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Published: Tor Books - March 12th, 2013

N. K. Jemisin - The Killing Moon

In Gujaareh, priests of the dream-goddess ensure that peace is kept by harvesting the magic of the sleeping mind and using it to heal… or kill, if needed. In Killing Moon, Jemisin takes the culture of Ancient Egypt and the Jungian idea of the collective subconscious and puts them together in a way that feels wholly original. If you like smart, immersive fantasy with powerful characters who have to make complex decisions, Jemisin’s books belong at the very top of your to-read pile.
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ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012

The Fall of Arthur - J.R.R. Tolkien

Focusing on Arthur’s nobility and the battle for Breton’s identity, J.R.R. Tolkien masterfully returns the king of England to his grasses, stones, and ancient roots. Springing back to life in the Saxon alliterative verse form, this long-rumored version of the legend that has enchanted for centuries is perfect for a spot of afternoon dreaming. Christopher Tolkien restores this work with an introduction on Arthur, his father’s love of poetry, and the tantalizing ties between Camelot and Middle Earth. Fans of Tolkien, Arthur, or a fantastic yarn will be swept away in time by this narrative poem.

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ISBN: 9780544227835
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 27th, 2014