From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

In case you missed it, here's what happened in the Ruins this week . . .

#Adventure Review: Pirate by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell

Waiting on Wednesday: Spymaster by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes

#Fantasy Review: The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore

Coming up this week, the first review catch-up post of the year.


Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.

Just the one new additions to the review pile this week:

Death's Mistress by Terry Goodkind
Nicci & Nathan tangle with street life, fight lethal battles on the high seas, and face a vast magical confrontation far from home 

My alter-ego, of course, did pick up some potential WTF Friday reads:

The Dark Molly Trilogy by C.S. Anderson
A Master Vampire, his coven of Dark Adepts, a failed experiment, and a rampage of revenge 

Vampire: Origin of the Species by Don-Paul Shaeffer
Murderous vampires develop into a predatory species with a blood lust matched by unquenchable desire for sexual pleasures of the flesh, pornography and sexual domination

A Carnival of Phantasms by Leona D. Reish
An exclusive party shrouded in mystery and decadence, where fantasy and reality blur into a night of pleasure and terror alike


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf.

Not quite there yet, but I'm slowly catching up with the review pile:

Blood, the Phoenix and a Rose: An Alchymical Triptych by Storm Constantine
A stand-alone trilogy of connected novellas, are witness accounts that bring light to one of the darkest corners of Wraeththu history

The War of the First Day by Thomas Fleet
When the King of Taxis invades the witchlands, witch apprentice Lilta is ordered to kill the King and capture his infant son

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Blood, The Phoenix and a rose has such a gorgeous cover!

  2. Goodkind. He is showing up everywhere suddenly; they are really trying to get people back on board. I admit I read the originally series. I know try to warn people away from it completely.

    1. I liked the original trilogy, hated the middle books, liked the 'final' trilogy, and hated the taked on 'new' trilogy. I'm curious to see what he can do with Richard, Kalhan, and the Sword.

  3. You got such amazing books this week! None I have heard of but ones I am going to have to add to my TBR pile now!! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy them!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages
    My Stacking the Shelves

  4. I'm interested in The War of the First Day! I've seen it before but have not had the chance to read it. You got such awesome-sounding books! I hope you enjoy all of your new additions, Bob!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. I feel bad about that one. I've had it to review for a year now, but somehow misplaced it.

  5. Here's hoping we both enjoy Death's Mistress. I'm a bit nervous starting it actually, considering how I felt about Wizard's First Rule, though to be fair it was years since I last read it and my tastes may have changed since.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. I'm 9 chapters in and liking it so far. Right to the action, and no political or philosophical info dumps (yet).

  6. I really need to read the Wraethu books! I have an omnibus of three somewhere... Enjoy the new books!

  7. I read the Wizard's First Rule but didn't get beyond that. Your alter ego books look a bit dark.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  8. Nice looking bunch of books. Good luck on catching up with the reviews. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Good luck with catching up on reviews. I’m always behind on those. I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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