April 2, 2017

Flights of Fantasy Book Club #8: Patricia A. McKillip


Our first book pick for 2017 was a success so I'm excited for this next one to be just as good! In case you don't know the new rules: we're committing to only reading the first book in a series and we're giving ourselves an entire quarter to do so. That means we have three months to read it (starting today) and then in June, we'll post a discussion on what we thought.

For this quarter, we'll be reading Alphabet of Thorn (standalone book) by Patricia A. McKillip.

Here's more about series (summary from Goodreads):

Deep inside a palace on the edge of the world, the orphan Nepenthe pores over books in the royal library, translating their languages and learning their secrets. Now sixteen, she knows little of the outside world—except for the documents that traders and travelers bring her to interpret.

Then, during the coronation of the new Queen of Raine, a young mage gives Nepenthe a book that has defied translation. Written in a language of thorns, it speaks to Nepenthe's soul—and becomes her secret obsession. And, as the words escape the brambles and reveal themselves, Nepenthe finds her destiny entwined with that of the young queen's. Sooner than she thinks, she will have to choose between the life she has led and the life she was born to lead...
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Will you be joining us this quarter?

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