Well hi there!
Today I am wanting to make a couple of quick announcements. Firstly I am excited to announce that I have team up with Hachette Publishing in New Zealand to bring you some new book releases and book reviews! Hachette publishes some pretty awesome authors including some of my favourites like Diana Gabaldon, Nicholas Sparks and J. K. Rowling!! Hachette is an International publishing company with sister companies in Australia, the UK, and the US.
I am really looking forward to being able to share with you about some awesome books as well as getting into reading books more often and writing more book reviews for you guys!
The second announcement is of the below book, The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. I have never read any of her books but The Secret Chord really sounds like the sort of book I would love reading! Can’t wait for it to come out October 6th! Below is the press release from Hachette for The Secret Chord. Why don’t you sit down and have a read through, then let me know what you think? Also if any of you have read Geraldine Brook’s books before, please let me know if you like them!
ANNOUNCING THE SECRET CHORD BY GERALDINE BROOKS
Hachette NZ are proud to announce the new novel from Geraldine Brooks. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book, Year of Wonders and March comes a unique and vivid novel that retells the story of King David’s extraordinary rise to power and fall from grace.
The Secret Chord (TPB ISBN 9780733634284 EB ISBN 9780733631580) will publish 6 October 2015.
1000 BC. The Second Iron Age. The time of King David. Anointed as the chosen one when just a young shepherd, David will rise to be king, grasping the throne and establishing his empire. But his journey is a tumultuous one and the consequences of his choices will resound for generations. In a life that arcs from obscurity to fame, he is by turns hero and traitor, glamorous young tyrant and beloved king, murderous despot and remorseful, diminished patriarch. His wives love and fear him, his sons will betray him. It falls to Natan, the courtier and prophet who both counsels and castigates David, to tell the truth about the path he must take. With stunning originality, acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks offers us a compelling portrait of a morally complex hero from this strange age – part legend, part history. Full of drama and richly drawn detail, The Secret Chord is a vivid story of faith, family, desire and power that brings David magnificently alive.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in Sydney. She has worked for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. In 2006 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel March. Geraldine lives in Massachusetts.