WWW Wednesday August 17-23, 2022

08/17/2022     Charli     Meme

WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme that was originally started by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What I’m Currently Reading

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WWW Wednesday August 17-23, 2022Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
Also by this author: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning
Published by Wizards of the Coast Publishing on 11/11/2008
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / General
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Library

Will truth and virtue triumph over the deadly darkness of an all-consuming evil?

The war against the dragon minions of Queen Takhisis rages on. Armed with the mysterious, magical Dragon Orbs and the shining, silver Dragonlance, the Companions of the Lance lead their people in a desperate final battle. Knight and barbarian, warrior and mage, dwarf and kender—no one has reckoned how high the price of defeat, or even victory, might be.

But now, in the dawn of a new day, the dark secrets that have long shadowed the hearts of the Companions come to light. If they are to truly defeat the five-headed dragon goddess, they must find a way to overcome their own personal conflicts and doubts. From betrayal and treachery to fragility and weakness, the greatest battle now lies within each of them.

Finally armed with dragonlances, a group of heroes, composed of a knight, barbarian, dwarf, and half-elf, faces a deadly showdown with the evil dragons and Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness.

WWW Wednesday August 17-23, 2022The Parlour Game by Jennifer Renshaw
Series: The Corvidae Hauntings #1
Published by Self-Published on August 30, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Horror, Historical, Horror, New Adult
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: BookSirens

DEATH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... a gothic tale for fans of The Clockwork Girl and The Shape of Darkness.

London, 1873.

Ivy Granger, an amateur botanist, is plagued by disturbing dreams and faceless whispers. Misunderstood by her father, she fears for her sanity - threatened with the asylum or worse, the hands of the man she loathes.

But a stranger at her mother’s funeral reveals Ivy’s world has been a lie, and she could have a different life, for she is capable of so much more...

Miss Earnshaw, London’s most renowned spiritualist, is Ivy’s only hope of revealing what secrets her mother took to the grave and discovering her true purpose.

Ivy’s journey for knowledge takes her to Blackham House, a building haunted by a terrible past - full of macabre artefacts and ancient studies of the supernatural. But behind closed doors, the Blackhams collect more than relics alone, and Ivy will soon find herself at the centre of a conspiracy spanning generations, and a hidden evil waiting to be unleashed.
Can Ivy survive in a world where women must play their part or risk being silenced?

What I’ve Recently Finished

WWW Wednesday August 17-23, 2022DragonLance Chronicles, 2. Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
Also by this author: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning
Published by TSR on 08/16/1984
Pages: 395


Creatures of legend. Stories told to children.

But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction threatens to engulf the land.

A small band of heroes brings hope to the land. But the hope is fragile as a rose and many be lost completely, shattered by the bitter winds of winter.

Knights and barbarian, warrior and half-elf, dwarf and kender and dark-souled mage; they begin a perilous search for two artifacts that may help them or lead them to their destruction-

the Dragon Orbs...

and the legendary Dragonlance.

What I Think I’ll Read Next

WWW Wednesday August 17-23, 2022Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
Also by this author: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning
Series: Dragonlance Legends #1
Published by Wizards of the Coast Publishing on 02/01/2001
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Library

New York Times–bestselling series: The War of the Lance has ended, and the darkness has passed. Or has it?
Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, and surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, archmage Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness—to bring it under his control.

Two people alone can stop him. One is Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, who tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap.

The other is Raistlin’s twin, Caramon. Made aware of his brother’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm. There, together with the ever-present kender Tasslehoff, Caramon will make his stand to save Raistlin’s soul.

Or so he believes.

WWW Wednesday August 17-23, 2022The Crest Hill Mu7ders by Issac Brooks
Published by Rosemore Group LLC on 05/28/2022
Genres: Fiction / Horror
Pages: 212
Format: eBook
Source: BookSirens

A sleepy town with a disturbing secret. An unstable man seduced by evil whisperings. And a stubborn detective whose life is more intertwined with the killer she hunts than she could ever imagine.

Just when the residents of Crest Hill are getting past a shocking unsolved murder in the nearby groves, their greatest unspoken fear materializes: a string of serial killings amongst their own citizens. There is now no mistaking the fact that one member of their small population is not what they seem to be.

Earl Hughes is a regular guy outwardly. What lurks beneath, however, is a mind warped by a marred childhood which seeks to purge his world of a perceived evil. His deep recesses of obsession, as deranged as they may be, only act to further his cunning.

Detective Anita Heath finds herself perplexed at the crime scenes when the bodies begin turning up. Something about these murders just doesn't profile right. As her suspicions are soon bent in unusual directions, she discovers she has attracted the attention of the culprit-and inadvertently enters into a sinister game of cat and mouse.

The Crest Hill Mu7ders is a suspenseful new page-turner with haunting twists that may forever alter the way you view your fellow citizens' pasts-and possibly even your own.

So there you have it – that’s what I’ve been reading over the past week, what I’ve finished in the past week, and what I plan to read next. What are you reading?