Goldsboro Books Subscriptions – January 2022

Back at the Goldsboro Subscription postings, I’ve been very lazy about both reading my Goldsboro books and posting about them. These are supposed to be easy and quick posts but by the time I get around to taking photos and then editing them I find it’s taken a lot more time than expected.

I’ve said this before, I love Goldsboro and their books but honestly I’m starting to rethink my subscriptions. They are a lot of money each month and since they’ve changed their VAT process it’s not as simple as a rolling charge each month. They send you links and you have to go in and individually process them each month. Goldsboro are the only shop based in the UK that I still use and I fear by the end of the year I’ll have given them up as well.

January Prem1er – The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews

Prem1er subscription details can be found here.

She is awake…

Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns home, his father is insensible, felled by a stroke, and their new servant is in prison, facing charges of witchcraft.

Thomas prides himself on being a rational, modern man, but as he unravels the mystery of what has happened, he uncovers not a tale of superstition but something dark and ancient, linked to a shipwreck years before.

Something has awoken, and now it will not rest.

Richly researched, incredibly atmospheric, and deliciously unsettling, The Leviathan is set in England during a time of political turbulence and religious zealotry. It is a tale of family and loyalty, superstition and sacrifice, but most of all it is a spellbinding story of impossible things.

The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews

I feel like this book will be perfect for a few of my MindforBooks Prompt Challenge posts later in the year. I’m going to try and read it in either October (Winterfylleth) or November (Sacrifice). November is specifically for witches but this sounds like it will fit the gothic/noir prompt for October. Either way I’ve got a two month window so I’m very confident that I’ll get to it before the end of the year.

January GSFF – Age of Ash (Kithamar #1) by Daniel Abraham

Waitlist for the GSFF subscription and buying options for previous picks can be found here.

Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold.

This is Alys’s.

When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives.

Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.

Age of Ash (Kithamar #1) by Daniel Abraham

I’m intrigued by this book! After a little (read, long) fantasy break I’m feeling myself drawn to the genre again. I usually prefer sci-fi and fantasy written by women as some of the books I’ve read by men in the past have ranged from a little problematic to SUPER problematic. It also doesn’t help that so many of the male authors in the industry are more than problematic. I need to do a bit of background research on Daniel Abraham to see where this book will come on the TBR. It seems we will have a kickass heroine and that’s my favourite so fingers crossed this will be a winner.

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