Ferdinand von Schirach’s The Collini Case is Goldsboro’s Book of the Month for September – click on the pic to go to the link – and here are some extracts from the latest Goldsboro Books email, which you can read in full and find the links to here…
The Rise of Nine – Pittacus Lore
Goldsboro Books is delighted to have EXCLUSIVE signed, limited edition copies of The Rise of Nine in the UK. Our slipcase editions are much sought after and if you haven’t yet ordered your copy do so now. If you have bought the previous editions we are matching numbers where possible. The Rise of Nine is the third book in Pittacus Lore’s Lorien Legacies series. Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown. The first book in his Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four, is now a major Disney motion picture, and along with The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games.
Renegade by Robyn Young – the epic new historical novel from the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Brethren Trilogy (SIGNED & DATED First Editions at £16.99)
What if the only hope you had of defeating your greatest enemy was to bend your knee and swear allegiance to him – then join his fight against your own people?
King Edward of England marches on Scotland, his campaign to unite the British Isles under one crown inspired by an Arthurian prophecy. He has already crushed Wales; now he needs only to find the Staff of St Malachy, symbol of Irish nationhood, to achieve his implacable desire. One man alone can thwart Edward’s plan. Leaving his war-torn home, Robert Bruce has sailed to Ireland, determined to find the Staff and keep it out of Edward’s hands. His veins run with the blood of kings and his destiny to fulfil his family’s claim to the throne of Scotland burns his mind. But on the run through the wild country, hunted by a relentless assassin, Robert seems a long way from achieving his ambition. And there are other eyes on Scotland’s crown, old enemies gathering against him. This is a game of conquest, power and treachery, and Robert finds that to survive he must first abandon everything he holds dear. He was always prepared to die on the battlefield – but what else must he sacrifice to keep his hopes alive?
Toby’s Room by Pat Barker (SIGNED First Editions at £16.99)
Pat Barker returns to the First World War and to the characters of Life Class with her new novel Toby’s Room, a dark, compelling story of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship.
When Toby is reported ‘Missing, Believed Killed’, another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor’s world: how exactly did Toby die – and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby’s room. Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary’s Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, Toby’s Room is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss. Toby’s Room is Pat Barker’s most powerful novel yet.
Falcons of Fire & Ice by Karen Maitland – SIGNED & DATED First Editions at £12.99
The year is 1539 and the Portuguese Inquisition ushers in an era of torture and murder. When the Royal Falconer is imprisoned on false charges to remove him from the inner circle of the boy King, the Inquisitors strike an impossible deal with his daughter, Isabela. Bring back two rare white falcons from Iceland within the year or her father dies.
Meanwhile in Iceland, a menacing stranger appears to have possessed the soul of a woman chained up in a volcanic cave and is threatening to destroy the community. The woman’s twin sister, Eydis, is desperate to intervene but vivid dreams suggest the twins’ only salvation lies with a young girl from afar, travelling in search of white feathers…
Isabela’s quest might hold a more crucial purpose then she could ever imagine and there are those among her travel companions who have an interest in doing her harm. But in order to fulfil her destiny, first she must reach Iceland’s shores. Alive.
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver – SIGNED First Editions at £12.99
In the turbulent world of the Mediterranean Bronze Age, long before the Greek myths, a boy and a girl battle for survival. With the help of three animal allies – a dolphin, a falcon and a lion cub – they defeat the forces of tyranny and withstand the elemental powers of the gods of land and sea.
Michelle Paver is the author of the brilliantly successful Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.
The Dusk Watchman by Tom Lloyd (SIGNED & DATED First Editions at £20.00)
The final reckoning has come: the future of the Land will be decided now and written in the blood of men.
After his pyrrhic victory at Moorview, King Emin learns the truth about the child Ruhen – but he is powerless to act. Instead, he must mourn his dead friends while his enemy promises the beleaguered peoples of the Land a new age of peace. The past year has taken a grave toll: the remaining Menin troops seek revenge upon Emin, daemons freely walk the Land, and Ruhen’s power is increasing daily. And yet, a glimmer of hope remains. There is one final, desperate chance for victory: a weapon, so terrible only a dead man could wield it, and only a madman would try. But if they do not grasp this opportunity, King Emin and his allies will be obliterated as Ruhen’s millennia-old plans are about to bear terrible fruit. If his power continues unchecked, Ruhen will achieve total dominion – and not just over mankind, but over the Gods themselves. One way or another, the future of the Land will be decided now – written in the blood of men.
King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence – ONLY A FEW COPIES LEFT! SIGNED First Editions at £24.99
The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition.
To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I’ve walked from pawn to player and I’ll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood…
The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them.
A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg’s gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king.
Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg’s game plan.
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