Things have been a bit crazy for me this last week or so balancing the duties at my self-managed condo, catching up on my continuing legal education credits, and other aspects of my life. I haven't been posting much over the last two weeks and I've missed you guys.
I did want to mention a few recently released books that I'd been very eagerly awaiting. These have been on my wishlist/advance purchase list ever since I'd read the debut author's first novel.
Ben Kane's The Silver Eagle which follows the story of The Forgotten Legion came out on March 16, 2010. I'd discovered Ben Kane through the TLC Book Tour of The Forgotten Legion. If you haven't read the book yet and you enjoy novels about Ancient Rome filled with historical detail, intrigue, action, and stories of friendship, love and loyalty, I highly recommend it. You can read my review of The Forgotten Legion here. The Silver Eagle continues the story of the lead characters through key periods of Roman history. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of The Silver Eagle through Ben Kane and his publisher and started reading it immediately. Ben and St. Martin's Press have generously sponsored a copy for giveaway! I'll post my review of The Silver Eagle shortly along with the details for the giveaway!
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag came out on March 9, 2010. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I loved the Alan Bradley's first novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie with his 11-year old sleuth, Flavia de Luce.