On My Wishlist (#7)

Before I started blogging my reviews, one of the books I thoroughly enjoyed was Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll (the author is actually two people, husband and wife team).  The Watchtower is the second book in the trilogy and I can’t wait to see where the journey takes us.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (4 Aug 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0593065972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593065976

The second novel in the thrillingly original, deliciously dark urban fantasy trilogy that began with Black Swan Rising.

The last in a long line of women sworn to guard our world against evil, jeweller Garet James is struggling to come to terms with who – or what – she really is.
Will Hughes, the alluring four-hundred-year-old vampire who tasted her blood and saved her life, could help, but he’s disappeared. Garet believes he’s in France, searching for the Summer Country, the legendary land of the Fey where he might be freed from his vampire curse.

Desperate to understand her legacy, Garet follows Will. In Paris, she encounters strange, mythic beings – an ancient botanist metamorphosed into the city’s oldest tree, a gnome who lives beneath the Labyrinth at the Jardin des Plantes, a dryad in the Luxembourg Gardens – meetings that convince her she is on the right path.

But Garet is not the only one trying to find the way in to the Summer Country – and the closer she gets, the more dangerous it becomes…

I have recently finished reading The Legacy by Katherine Webb (which is the first book I’ve read by this author).  Love her writing so hoping this book will grip me as much as The Legacy has!

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (31 Mar 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 1409112616
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409112617

England, 1911. The Reverend Albert Canning, a vicar with a passion for spiritualism, leads a happy existence with his naive wife Hester in a sleepy Berkshire village. As summer dawns, their quiet lives are changed for ever by two new arrivals. First comes Cat, the new maid: a free-spirited and disaffected young woman sent down from London after entanglements with the law. Cat quickly finds a place for herself in the secret underbelly of local society as she plots her escape. Then comes Robin Durrant, a leading expert in the occult, enticed by tales of elemental beings in the water meadows nearby. A young man of magnetic charm and beauty, Robin soon becomes an object of fascination and desire. During a long spell of oppressive summer heat, the rectory at Cold Ash Holt becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy; a mixture of emotions so powerful that it leads, ultimately, to murder.


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