New YA Fantasy from Brenda Drake
Local author Brenda Drake will bring her new book Analiese Rising to the store on Saturday, February 23rd at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: When a stranger gives Analiese Jordan a list of names before he dies, the last thing she expects to see is her own on it. Not. Cool. Her search for answers leads to the man’s grandson, Marek, who has dangerous secrets of his own. Both are determined to unlock the mystery of the list.
But the truth is deadly. Analiese is a descendant of the God of Death, known as a Riser, with the power to raise the dead and control them. Finding out she has hidden powers? Cool. Finding out she turns corpses into killers? No, thank you.
Now the trail plants her and Marek in the middle of a war between gods who apparently want to raise an army of the Risen, and Analiese must figure out how to save the world — from herself.
Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of many books, including Assassin of Truth and Touching Fate. As the youngest child in an Air Force family, she moved around a lot, but focuses her attention on Massachusetts and Albuquerque. She doesn't like eating fish but loves all kinds of Goldfish crackers.
New Edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles
Local author David Ryan will bring the updated 3rd edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Albuquerque, which he wrote with Stephen Ausherman, on Sunday, March 24th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: The best way to explore Albuquerque is by hiking it! Get outdoors with local authors and hiking experts David Ryan and Stephen Ausherman with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque. These trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. Each hike description features key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility, as well as information on the history and natural history of the area. Detailed trail maps and elevation profiles, along with clear directions to the trailheads and trailhead GPS data, help to ensure that you always know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing.
Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.
David Ryan has spent the past 18 years hiking around New Mexico as a volunteer for the Bureau of Land Management looking for undiscovered archaeological sites. He has also hiked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail, and hiked the Camino de Santiago in Europe. He has written several books about his experiences, including The Gentle Art of Wandering and The Bisbee Stairs. He has a black belt in aikido and lives in Albuquerque.
Second in New Stephen R. Donaldson Series
Local author Stephen R. Donaldson will bring the second book in his The Great God's War series, The War Within, to the store on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: It has been twenty years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the behest of the repository's magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika. But the peace — and their marriage — has been uneasy.
Now the terrible war that King Bifalt and Queen Estie feared is coming. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty dark horde is massing to attack the library and take he magical knowledge it guards. That horde will slaughter everyone in its path, destroying both realms along the way.
With their alliance undermined by lingering hostility and conspiracies, it will take all of the monarch's strength and will to inspire their kingdoms to become one to defend their land, before all is lost.
Local author Stephen R. Donaldson was born in Ohio and grew up in India. He's also lived in New Jersey, but now lives in New Mexico. His works, including The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, have won many prestigious fantasy awards. He's the author of over 20 books, and he has a black belt.
Updated Edition of Hiking Guide
Local author Mike Coltrin will bring the revised and expanded edition of Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide to the store on Saturday, May 4 at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: This classic hiking guide to Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountain is completely updated with color photographs, up-to-date trail descriptions, detailed maps, additional GPS data, and modified difficulty ratings for many of the featured hikes. This expanded edition also includes seven new trail descriptions, two dozen “Family Friendly” outings for hikers of all ages and abilities, and insightful “Safety First” considerations for moderate-to-difficult trails. The beautiful hikes described here, including round-trip distances, total about three hundred miles. Individual entries detail the length, elevation gain, and degree of difficulty for each trail. The author also provides detailed directions to trailheads and describes the trail terrain, scenic viewpoints, vegetation, and neighboring trails. Twenty-six contour maps of the trails throughout the Sandias are included in the interior.
Local author Mike Coltrin is a longtime resident of Albuquerque and has worked for Sandia Labs in Chemical Vapor Deposition for over 25 years. He has written two books: Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide (both editions) and Chemically Reacting Flow. He volunteers at middle and high school youth programs at Sandia Presbyterian. In 2005, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with a group of friends.
New from Anne Hillerman
Local author Anne Hillerman will bring the next book in her mystery series, The Tale Teller, to the store on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact — a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe's been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself anonymous warnings to beware — witchcraft is afoot.
While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI.
As Leaphorn , Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge, and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie's life.
Anne Hillerman worked as a report, editor, and columnist for newspapers before becoming a full-time author. She continues the mystery series her father, the best-selling author Tony Hillerman, created beginning in 1970. Anne belongs to many writers’ organizations and served on the board of Western Writers of America. She lives and works in Santa Fe with frequent trips to the Navajo Nation.
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