New E-galleys (6/1/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure:

ECHO by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
ISBN 9781250759559 | on sale 2/8/22

Nick Grevers and his climbing buddy Augustin are drawn to the Maudit, a remote mountain peak in the Swiss Alps. Documentation on the mountain is scarce, its slopes are eerily quiet, and when they enter its valley, they get the ominous sense that they are not alone. Something is waiting for them….

Not long after, Nick wakes from a coma to find Augustin dead. Nick’s face is maimed and wrapped in bandages. A long rehabilitation awaits, but Nick soon realizes that it isn’t just the trauma of the accident that haunts him. Something has awakened inside him….

NETTLE & BONE by T. Kingfisher
ISBN 9781250244048 | on sale 4/26/22

After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself.

Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, Marra is offered the tools to kill a prince—if she can complete three impossible tasks. But, as is the way in tales of princes, witches, and daughters, the impossible is only the beginning.

On her quest, Marra is joined by the gravewitch, a reluctant fairy godmother, a strapping former knight, and a chicken possessed by a demon. Together, the five of them intend to be the hand that closes around the throat of the prince and frees Marra’s family and their kingdom from its tyrannous ruler at last.

HER HONOR: My Life on the Bench…What Works, What’s Broken, and How to Change It by LaDoris Hazzard Cordell
ISBN 9781250269607 | on sale 10/5/21

Few of us know anything about the judges who wield extraordinary authority over our lives and communities. Why are some judges appointed but others elected? Did you know there are no qualifications at all to serve on the Supreme Court? Or that most law schools don’t offer a course on judging? Why should the average person have confidence in a legal system they don’t understand? Unfortunately, many don’t. A 2014 survey revealed 43% of Americans think the justice system is not fair, and many feel it’s especially unfair to poor Americans and Blacks and Latinos. Judge Cordell, the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, knows firsthand how prejudice has permeated our legal system. And yet, she believes in the system. From ending school segregation and housing discrimination, to halting the ban on interracial marriage, to legalizing same-sex marriage, these victories for justice and equality were made possible by the legal professionals and jurors who strive to make the imperfect system as fair as possible.

HER HONOR is an educational, entertaining and seriously edifying way for readers to gain unprecedented access into the hearts and minds of judges. Cordell takes you into her chambers where she haggles with prosecutors and defense attorneys and into the courtroom during jury selection and sentencing hearings. She uses real cases to highlight how judges make difficult decisions, all while facing outside pressures from coworkers, the media, law enforcement, lobbyists, and the friends and families of the people involved.

MORDEW by Alex Pheby
ISBN 9781250817211 | on sale 9/14/21

God is dead, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew. In the slums of the sea-battered city, a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew. The Master derives his magical power from feeding on the corpse of God. But Nathan, despite his fear and lowly station, has his own strength – and it is greater than the Master has ever known. Great enough to destroy everything the Master has built. If only Nathan can discover how to use it.

So it is that the Master begins to scheme against him – and Nathan has to fight his way through the betrayals, secrets, and vendettas of the city where God was murdered, and darkness reigns.

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