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Sunday, October 17, 2010

In My Mailbox: October 10-16

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library. If interested please click the link above and sign up!


To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York (A Novel of the Tudors)To Hold The Crown by Jean Plaidy

From exile and war to love and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.

Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany before returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small army and decisively winning the Battle of Bosworth Field—ending the War of the Roses once and for all and launching the infamous Tudor dynasty.

As Henry’s claim to the throne was tenuous, his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct heir of King Edward IV, not only served to unify the warring houses, it also helped Henry secure the throne for himself and for generations to come. And though their union was born from political necessity, it became a wonderful love story that led to seven children and twenty happy years together.

Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor

Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome (Novels of Ancient Rome)Spanning a thousand years, and following the shifting fortunes of two families though the ages, this is the epic saga of Rome, the city and its people.

Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of the city’s first thousand years — from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome’s astonishing ascent to become the capitol of the most powerful empire in history. Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city by the Gauls, the invasion of Hannibal, the bitter political struggles of the patricians and plebeians, and the ultimate death of Rome’s republic with the triumph, and assassination, of Julius Caesar.

Witnessing this history, and sometimes playing key roles, are the descendents of two of Rome’s first families, the Potitius and Pinarius clans: One is the confidant of Romulus. One is born a slave and tempts a Vestal virgin to break her vows. One becomes a mass murderer. And one becomes the heir of Julius Caesar. Linking the generations is a mysterious talisman as ancient as the city itself.

The Murder of King TutThe Murder of King Tut by James Patterson & Martin Dugard

A secret buried for centuries
Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.

The keys to an unsolved mystery
Enchanted by the ruler's tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life's mission to uncover the pharaoh's hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt.

The clues point to murder
Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages--to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.

The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 2)Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Bk 2) by Jenna Black

The beautiful. The bad. The possessed.

Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people—like Morgan Kingsley—go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She’s also a woman who has just discovered a shocking truth: everything she once believed about her past, her identity, may have been a lie.

With a family secret exploding around her and a full-scale demon war igniting, Morgan is a key player in an unsettled world. Then a rogue sociopathic demon enters her life with a bang. His name is The Hunter. And since she is the prey, Morgan has only one choice: to hunt The Hunter down—no matter what heartbreaking truths she uncovers along the way….


from the bookzone

Seeing Redd (The Looking Glass Wars, Bk 2) by Frank Beddor
Hatter M (The Looking Glass Wars) comic book
Hatter M : The Looking Glass Wars - Volume 1  Seeing Redd: The Looking Glass Wars, Book Two

from 2readornot2read in a twitter contest

Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Bk 5) by Lara Adrian
Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Bk 6) by Lara Adrian
Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Bk 7) by Lara Adrian
Veil of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 5)  Ashes of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 6) Shades of Midnight: (The Midnight Breed, Book 7)



jackie b central texas said...

thanks for stopping by my mailbox post a little while ago Kelsey and right back at you, nice books! Of course I love Patterson, Black and Adrian so nice wins and nice Swaps too!

jackie >_<

Chrizette said...

Wow, what a wonderful win! Congratulations.


Dee said...

Hey Kelsey,

Niceee haul!


Jenny said...

OH you got some of the Midnight Breed series, I'm a big fan of those:) Looking forward to seeing what you think, I'm almost caught up with all of them.

Kelsey said...

Jenny-I started the Midnight Breed series awhile back and then never continued reading them. Can't remember why. I am looking forward to getting back into them!

Lady Q said...

Roma has been on my wishlist and I really want to check out the first book in Adrian's Midnight series someday. Great stash for you this week! Thanks for visiting my Mailbox!