September 16, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Ballad

Ya'll probably already knew I wanted to read BALLAD, based on my review of LAMENT and my intro to her guest blog. But it's almost here (October 1), and it bears repeating, especially since cool prizes are up for grabs.

Book Cover

Blurb from Amazon:
Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you

James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween—the day of the dead—draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.


Teaser:

He turned towards me. For a long moment, he stood facing me. I was held, anchored to the ground – not by his music, which still called and pushed against the music already in my head and said grow rise follow – but by his strangeness. By his fingers, spread over the ground, holding something into the earth, by his shoulders, squared in a way that spoke of strength and unknowability, and most of all, by the great, thorny antlers that grew from his head, spanning the sky like branches.

Then he was gone, and I missed his going in the instant that the sun fell off the edge of the hill, abandoning the world to twilight.

5 comments:

  1. The summary sounds very good.
    I have not read the first book, but maybe i should put it on my tbr list. :)

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  2. I haven't read Lament either but I definitely plan to. I know a lot of people are waiting for Ballad and I've heard great things about Lament =)

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  3. I just started reading Lament yesterday, I'll have to wait and see if I want to check out Ballad too

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  4. I can't wait for this-I just finished Shiver recently, and that made me fall in love with Maggie's writing all over again.

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