Urban fantasy is a favorite of mine. I love the mixing of folklore, mythology, and/or the paranormal with the mundane of the normal world. Patricia Briggs does that in her Mercy Thompson series that I was reading last week. Charles de Lint does it in his Newford series. And C.E. Murphy does it in her Walker Paper series.
The book I am waiting on this week is Shaman Rises by C.E. Murphy. This will be book #9 in the Walker Paper series. It's due out June 24, 2014 from Harlequin MIRA.
This is what Goodreads has to say about it:
Joanne Walker has two choices:
Defeat the enemy…or lose her soul trying.
For over a year, Joanne has been fighting the Master—the world's most abiding evil. She's sacrificed family, friendships, even watched potential futures fade away…and now the Master is bringing the final battle to Joanne's beloved Seattle.
Lives will be lost as the repercussions of all Joanne's growth come to her doorstep. Before the end, she'll mourn, rejoice—and surrender everything for the hope of the world's survival. She'll be a warrior and a healer. Because she is finally a Shaman Rising.
Jo has come a long way since book #1 where she was given the choice to become a shaman or die. Honestly I am a little behind in my reading in the series, but I am going to catch up on it. I am looking forward to reading this one.
What book are you waiting on this week?
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