#unboxing My Chronicle Book Box November edition #scifi #fantasy #bookblogger #spoileralert

Book Unboxing alert!!!  A positive side to a dreary, rainy day is the arrival of my latest My Chronicle Book Box ! You can subscribe to 4 boxes a year and choose from Crime & Mystery, or  Sci-Fi and Fantasy!  I go for the latter and every time I receive a box I’m always so impressed with the books chosen, and the gifts also included!!  

So here’s a quick peek as to what made me smile in the November edition – look away now if you’re waiting for your box and don’t want any spoilers!!!

Gorgeous scented Cosy Winter Reads candle –

from Bookworm Candles & Crafts

Stunning poster featuring Rose from Nick Earne’s Bloody Rose book

Artwork created by Felix Ortiz and not available for purchase anywhere else!

 A chapter sample for A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLD by C.A. FLETCHER

new book due for release in the New Year!

And on to the books! You get 3 in each box!! All come with signed bookplates too!! Alongside extra interviews with some of the authors as well!

EARLY RISER by JASPER FFORDE

Very excited to receive this as I had seen it around publication date and thought it looked like ‘my kind of book’ but never got around to buying it!

The new standalone novel from Number 1 bestselling author Jasper Fforde. 

Every Winter, the human population hibernates. 

During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity.

Well, not quite.

Your name is Charlie Worthing and it’s your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.

You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.

When the dreams start to kill people, it’s unsettling.

When you get the dreams too, it’s weird.

When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.

But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren’t eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.

But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you’ll be fine.

ROSEWATER by TADE THOMPSON

Tade Thompson’s Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction’s most engaging new voices.

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless—people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers.

Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn’t care to again—but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.

BLOODY ROSE by NICHOLAS EAMES

Live fast, die young.

Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.

When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It’s adventure she wants – and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.

It’s time to take a walk on the wyld side.

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I’m a very happy bookworm today with all my new books and goodies!!  Now to decide which book to read first……….

HAPPY READING!!

#Unboxing My Chronicle Book Box #August #SciFi #Fantasy #spoileralert

Hello all!  It’s time for another Book Box Unboxing!! And one of my favourites is My Chronicle Book Box  – a selection of books alongside bookish related goodies sent quartely during the year! And you get to choose from Science Fiction & Fantasy OR Crime and Mystery!

About the company

We are a UK based, international supplier of Luxury subscription book boxes.
Reading is our passion and we love working closely with authors, publishers and top quality artisan suppliers. We are confident you will love our boxes, curated with books by the best authors and perfectly combined with luxury bookish gifts!
I’ve subscribed to the Science Fiction & Fantasy box – so here’s my unboxing snaps and a little bit of info about each item!!

Witchsign by Den Patrick

A Limited Edition Proof copy

From celebrated YA author Den Patrick comes WITCHSIGN, the first novel in a fresh and exciting new fantasy trilogy

It has been seventy-five years since the dragons’ rule of fire and arcane magic over Vinkerveld was ended, and the Empire was born. Since, the tyrannical Synod has worked hard to banish all manifestations of the arcane across the lands.

However, children are still born bearing the taint of the arcane, known to all as witchsign. So each year the Emperor sends out his Vigilants across the continent to detect the arcane in these children. Those found tainted are taken, and never seen again. Steiner has always suspected his sister Kjellrunn of bearing witchsign. But when their father’s attempt to protect her from the Invigilation backfires, it is Steiner who is mistakenly taken. However it is not death which awaits Steiner, but an Academy where the children with witchsign learn to master their powers – some at the cost of their lives. Steiner is determined to escape the Academy and protect his sister from this fate.

But powerful enemies await him at every turn, and Steiner finds himself taken on a journey straight into the heart of the Empire’s deepest secrets, which will force him to reconsider everything he has known about witchsign

Rivers of London by Water Weed and Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel

First in the series comic book that ties in with the bestselling Rivers of London novels.

The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield

Debut novel of the SFX magazine editor.

A genre-defying page turner that fuses thriller and speculative fiction with dark fantasy in a hidden world in the heart of Cold War Europe. 

Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.

When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he’s caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it.

Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon-haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass . . .

It’s a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark.

Engraved wooden coaster

Game of Thrones merchandise makes me a happy girl so was very pleased to see this included!

Storyteller Pencils

Fab set of pencils designed and manufactured by https://www.ustudio.design/ .  With literary slogans on the side of each pencil including ‘ In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away’, ‘It Was A Dark and Stormy Night’, and  ‘Once Upon a Time’ to name just a few!

The Soldier by Neal Asher

With a signed bookplate and exclusive interview!

In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity’s Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations.

Neither the Polity or the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they’ve placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She’s assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying-in-wait.

Meanwhile, the android Angel is planning an attack on the Polity, and is searching for a terrible weapon to carry out his plans?a Jain super-soldier. But what exactly the super-soldier is, and what it could be used for if it fell into the wrong hands, will bring Angel and Orlandine’s missions to a head in a way that could forever change the balance of power in the Polity universe.

In The Soldier, British science fiction writer Neal Asher kicks off another Polity-based trilogy in signature fashion, concocting a mind-melting plot filled with far-future technology, lethal weaponry, and bizarre alien creations.

A Discovery of Witches Print

Exclusive print designed for My Chronicle Book Box by Beth at Eyes of a Fangirl over at Etsy!

 
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I’ve loved unboxing the August edition of My Chronicle Book Box so hope you’ve enjoyed peeking inside the box too! Have you read any of these books? I’m intrigued to find out what was in the Crime & Mystery edition too so if you got that I’d love to hear about it!
 
HAPPY READING!!

My Chronicle Book Box – unboxing!

My first experience with the My Chronicle Book Box has arrived!! It was delivered all safe and sound yesterday and I thought I’d share my unboxing for those of you interested in Book Subscription Services!

My Chronicle Book Box is a unique reading box curated in the UK every three months containing the latest literary releases from your chosen genre and a selection of beautifully crafted associated items, exclusive to My Chronicle whenever possible.   It gives you the option of choosing a package to suit your reading tastes – so there’s a Crime & Mystery option, or Science Fiction & Fantasy and the SFF option is what I went for!

So here’s a little look at what I got in my box – look away if you don’t want any spoilers!!

All books wrapped up!

   A fab Peter Pan brooch!

     Cool bookmark and fab Harry Potter pin!!

  Love this Hobbit Print!

And onto the books!!

                     

   Freedom by Margaret Atwood

  Can we ever be wholly free? In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening, but it is also a call to arms to speak and to act to preserve our freedom while we still can. And in that, there is hope.

Selected from The Handmaid’s Tale and Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood.

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

  The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

with a signed bookplate!

How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?

At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed–again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend–but nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

Deeply atmospheric and ingeniously plotted, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a highly original debut that will appeal to fans of Kate Atkinson and Agatha Christie.

   The Parentations by Kate Mayfield

                       with signed bookplate!

Eighteenth-century London and the lives of the sisters Fitzgerald, Constance and Verity, become entwined with the nearby Fowler household. For Clovis Fowler,whose unearthly Nordic beauty belies a ruthless thirst for power, and husband Finn, a Limehouse thief, have agreed to provide safe harbour to a mysterious baby.
The puzzling phenomenon binding them close arose unexpectedly from deep within the savage but beautiful landscape of Iceland, where a hidden pool of water grants those who drink from it endless life. But those who sip from the waterfall discover all too quickly that immortality is no gift.
To preserve the life of this strange baby from those who wish him harm means that all concerned must remain undiscovered for more than two hundred years. And, as the centuries creep thither, one in their enclave proves more menacing than those who pursue them. Worse, the life-giving pool that sustains them all, runs dry…

 interviews with both authors!

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Call me impressed!!  Even though I have already read The Seven Deaths I’m delighted to have a copy now of the beautiful hardback – with signature! – and I love the range of goodies alongside a fab range of books! The Parentations is a book I’d never heard of but it sounds pretty amazing so hoping to settle down with that soon! Can’t wait for the next box to arrive now!!!