Two books on my wish list are on sale today only for $1.99 each in ebook format. Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds) and Any Other Name (The Split Worlds) by Emma Newman don't retell any fairy tales to my knowledge but they do create a world of Faerie that has made them popular and recommended to me by other readers.
The marketing buzzwords are "Georgette Heyer meets J.K. Rowling" or something of that sort but reading the descriptions makes me think of the beloved cult classic Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (The Cecelia and Kate Novels, 1) and its sequels. Which I love. Reminder to myself, it's been a few years since I've reread those.
Anyway, the first two books are on sale for $1.99 today only, marked down from the $6 range. The third book, All Is Fair: The Split Worlds - Book 3, is $5.79, slightly dropped, too. All three books together are available for under $10.
And don't you love those covers, too?
Book description for Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds):
Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city.
The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer.
There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs.
But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?
Book description for Any Other Name (The Split Worlds):
Cat has been forced into an arranged marriage with William - a situation that comes with far more strings than even she could have anticipated, especially when she learns of his family's intentions for them both.
Meanwhile, Max and the gargoyle investigate The Agency - a mysterious organisation that appears to play by its own rules - and none of them favourable to Society.
Over in Mundanus, Sam has discovered something very peculiar about his wife's employer - something that could herald a change for everyone in both sides of the Split Worlds.