Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wist List Wednesday

It's time for another addition of Wish List Wednesday, my weekly meme where I share the books I added to my wish list over the course of the past week.    Feedback is gladly welcomed, especially if you think something on my wish list should be avoided! 

This week I added a few works of historical fiction to my wish list - no surprise there, since it is my favourite genre :-)

The Road to Jerusalem by Jan Guillou (synopsis from

For power. For passion. For glory. 

The epic story of the Knights Templar.

Born in 1150 to a noble Swedish family and coming of age at a monastery under the tutelage of a Cistercian monk and a former Knight Templar, young Arn Magnusson is sent to fulfill his destiny beyond the cloister walls. But the world awaiting him is a place at odds with his monastic ways. And when the murder of a king engulfs Western GĂ–taland into a whirlwind of intrigue and ruthless power plays, headstrong and naive Arn is forced to leave the woman he loves behind and take up arms to battle infidels in the Holy Land. 

The first book in the international bestselling Crusades Trilogy, this thrilling epic of betrayal, faith, blood, and love sets "a Shakespearian quest for power" (Corriere della Sera, Italy) against the backdrop of the Holy Wars, witnessed through a vibrant, unorthodox lens. 

Queen of the Summer Stars by Persia Woolley.  Book Two of the Guinevere Trilogy (synopsis from

Release date: 1 June 2011

In a country simmering with witchcraft and unholy alliances, Guinevere joins forces with her husband, King Arthur, to gain control of Britain's warring knights. She presides over fabled heroes-including Gawain, Merlin, Tristan and Isolde-and treacherous villains, including Morgan le Fey and Lancelot. Vibrantly human, she reigns as a woman poised to discover the true peril and promise of the human heart. The second novel of this Arthurian trilogy plays out the history and myth of the round table, brought to life through the words of an extraordinary queen.


Kingdom of Summer by Gillian Bradshaw.  Book Two of the Sir Gawain Trilogy (synopsis from

Release Date: 1 May 2011

While defending Arthur's kingdom, the great warrior Gwalchmai commits a grave offense against the woman he loves. She disappears, and haunted by her memory, Gwalchmai travels to the most beautiful land of all as he searches for her. But an unexpected and malevolent force of evil and Darkness has taken root there...and it will be up to Gwalchmai once again to serve the Light.

In the second book of Gillian Bradshaw's critically acclaimed trilogy, Sir Gawain comes to life as Gwalchmai, startlingly human yet fantastically heroic.


Those are the novels I added to my wish list.   What did you add to yours?