streda 11. júla 2018

Z prachu Trójskej vojny | The Song of Achilles

Autor: Madeline Miller
Názov: The Song of Achilles (čes. Achilleova píseň)
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Host, 2014 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.30
Greece in the age of heroes.
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.
But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.”

pondelok 9. júla 2018

Čerešnička na torte Mesačných kroník | Wires and Nerve

Autor: Marissa Meyer
Názov: Wires and Nerve + Gone Rogue
Séria: Wires and Nerve
Diel: prvý + druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je (chystá sa český preklad)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.18 + 4.23
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew.

“I do not 'boss.' I advise decisively.” 

streda 4. júla 2018

A takto to začalo | Shadow and Bone

Autor: Leigh Bardugo
Názov: Shadow and Bone (čes. Světlo a stíny)
Séria: The Grisha Trilogy/GrishaVerse (čes. Griša)
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: Fragment, 2017 (ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.05
Soldier. Summoner. Saint.
Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.
Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country's magical military elite - and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.
As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

“Like calls to like.” 

sobota 30. júna 2018

Japonský mytologický steampunk | Stormdancer

Autor: Jay Kristoff
Názov: Stormdancer
Séria: The Lotus War
Diel: prvý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.8
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. When hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a legendary griffin, they fear their lives are over. Any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death. 
Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, the girl Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire. 

“To be a servant can be a noble thing, but only as noble as the master served.”

pondelok 25. júna 2018

S korunou a bez meča | Quests for Glory

Autor: Soman Chainani
Názov: Quests for Glory (čes. Vzhůru za slávou)
Séria: The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years (čes./slov. Škola dobra a zla)
Diel: prvý/štvrtý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: pripravuje CooBoo (SR aj ČR)
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.28
The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever.
For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone.
When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them...

“Is it really a Lie if someone is unwilling to see the Truth?” 

sobota 23. júna 2018

Top 10 #18: Keď sa sci-fi spojí s fantasy

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utorok 19. júna 2018

Nebezpečné intrigy, ale aj mágia | Smoke in the Sun

Autor: Renée Ahdieh
Názov: Smoke in the Sun
Séria: Flame in the Mist
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie je
Hodnotenie na GR: 4.04
After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice—to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead. 
With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and very the safety of the empire.

“Our deepest truths are usually the hardest to conceal.”

štvrtok 14. júna 2018

Čo mohlo byť pred netopierom | Batman: Nightwalker

Autor: Marie Lu
Názov: Batman: Nightwalker
Séria: DC Icons
Diel: druhý
Slovenské alebo české vydanie: chystá CooBoo (predbežne na koniec novembra)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.74
Before there was Batman, there was Bruce Wayne...
An impulsive act on his eighteen birthday sentences him to community service at the infamous Arkhan Asylum, home to the city’s most dangerous and deadly criminals.
Amongst them is Madeleine Wallace – a brilliant killer and Bruce’s only hope to save Gotham from its new menace: the Nightwalkers.
But can Madeleine be trusted or is this all part of her plan to destroy the city forever?

“That was what drew him to machines. They followed algorithms, not emotion; when Bruce pushed his foot down on the pedal, the car only responded in one way.”