Sarah Monette’s posted the first three chapters of her upcoming book “The Mirador” (dark fantasy – August 2007) on her website. This is one of my definite hardcover purchases for August, as I really liked the second book in the series (“The Virtu”). I liked the first book (“Melusine”) as well, but it was the second that really grabbed my attention.
There’s a very interesting post on the Word Wenches blog on horses *grin*. I don’t ride, so this answered all my questions about riding sidesaddle and doubling up, and a few other questions I hadn’t thought about!
Anne Bishop‘s posted the cover of the new Black Jewels novel “Tangled Webs” (out March 2008) on her website. Umm… unusually, I’m not in love with this – maybe because the model doesn’t really fit my mental image of how Surreal looks like (yes, it’s meant to be Surreal). Whereas with the trilogy covers, the model fits my image of Jaenelle more closely. Hmm… maybe that’s the problem with using photographic shots. But I’m very much looking forward to this book!