We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending July 15, 2012–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.
(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Fiction) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness: “Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh.” (July 2012)
(Debuted at #7 in Hardcover Fiction) The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: “Zafón creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge, set in a dark, gothic Barcelona, in which the heroes of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.”
(Debuted at #9 in Children’s Fiction Series) Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer: “Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers – or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl?” (July 2012)
(Debuted at #10 in Children’s Interest) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: “Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.” (July 2012)