Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blog Tour: A Land Beyond Ravens by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (and an Apology)

First, the apology. I have had some medical issues come up suddenly about two weeks ago and it has really affected my reading. Basically, I haven't been doing any. It has been very hard to concentrate and so I am extremely behind. There are several reviews that need to go up but I won't be able to get to them when I was supposed to. I am going to work hard to catch up, but if I owe a review for your book it is going to be late. I am very, very sorry and I promise to get caught up as soon as possible!

One of the books I haven't read yet is A Land Beyond Ravens. The author was kind enough to send me all four books, since this one is the fourth in the series. I did read the first one, Into the Path of Gods, and I really enjoyed it. It is wonderful, complex historical fiction that reminded me of Helen Hollick's books (you all know how much I love her work!). I am so looking forward to reading the remaining books and will post reviews as I get to them.

I do want to point out that all of these books have some of the nicest bindings that I have ever seen. They have sturdy covers that feel wonderful under your fingers and are of much higher quality than most of the big publishers hardbacks.

Kathleen Cunningham Guler has a fantastic website here and several wonderful blogs: Lighting Up Britain's Dark Ages, Macsen's Treasure, Can't, I'm Booked, and Early Medieval Britain. If you love a good historical fiction series, give this one a try!


bermudaonion said...

Oh Carey, I'm so sorry to see you've had some health issues and hope you're doing better now. Take care of yourself - the books will be there when you get to them.

The Tome Traveller said...

Thank you Kathy! We are working on getting me well. It is a measure of how badly I have felt that I haven't felt like reading...normally I always want to read!

I haven't been commenting either, but I promise to get back to that soon!

Teddy Rose said...

Carey, I am so sorry to hear about your health. I hope it isn't too serious. The books, your readers, and fellow bloggers can wait for you.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Welcome Back! I hope you are feeling a little better.

Beth F said...

Hang in there and get well. I'm so sorry to hear of your problems.

Unknown said...

Carey I am sorry to hear about your health issues. Please just take care of yourself. No worries about reading and the reviews, the books aren't going anywhere and the light will always be on here. Just get yourself back to feeling better. I know what it is to have medical/health problems to deal with and stress about other things as well isn't something you need right now.

~ Amy

The Tome Traveller said...

You guys are the best, thank you so much! I'm so grateful to be part of such a supportive, wonderful community!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Hope you feel better soon! I have yet to try historical fiction, but you have whet my appetite!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful cover! I am sorry you had emergency medical issues. I hope you are well now, or at least on the mend. Please take good care of yourself!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Hope you're feeling better and taking good care of yourself. I'm glad to hear about this series of books, though -- they're new to me!

Zibilee said...

I am really sorry to hear you have been so ill recently. I hope you are recovering quickly. I am curious about this series of books as well and have read some very positive reviews of this one in particular. I hope you enjoy it and I will be checking back to see what you think.

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