Every week several of my favorite bloggers post vlogs or whatever of all the great book hauls they've received for the week. Since I'm a tiny little fish in the huge book blogging pond, my mailbox isn't stuffed with all the great ARCs that they get. Dana's ARC Envy is my way of highlighting an ARC that I *wish* had been sent to me too.
Author: Rjurik Davidson (website)
Publisher: Tor (website)(Twitter)
Expected Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Judging a book by its cover: This is actually the UK edition of the cover. Oh the beautifulness!
Know anything about the author? Nothing.
Why do I want it? Saw this one on Christina's blog and so loved the cover that I went over to Goodreads to see what it was about. Sounds like a wonderful book. Would make a good birthday present for myself...comes out a few days after my birthday~
Summary from Goodreads:
Caeli-Amur: an ancient city perched on white cliffs overlooking the sea; a city ruled by three Houses, fighting internecine wars; a city which harbours ancient technology and hidden mysteries. But things are changing in Caeli-Amur. Ancient minotaurs arrive for the traditional Festival of the Sun. The slightly built New-Men bring their technology from their homeland. Wastelanders stream into the city hideously changed by the chemical streams to the north. Strikes break out in the factory district.
In a hideout beneath the city, a small group of seditionists debate ways to overthrow the Houses. How can they rouse the citizens of the city? Should they begin a campaign of terror? Is there a way to uncover the thaumaturgical knowledge that the Houses guard so jealously? As the Houses scramble to maintain their rule, it becomes clear that things will change forever in Caeli-Amur.
What ARC are you envying this week?