Briana, My Brother, and the Blog by Jack Weyland

Title: Briana, My Brother, and the Blog

Author: Jack Weyland

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: October, 2009


Size: softcover

Genre: YA

Brianna needs a friend, someone to keep her from being lonely while she’s waiting for her missionary, Robbie, to come home. And who better for the job than Robbie’s brother, Austin? He can keep the other men at bay while giving Brianna guy-type help, like hauling her harp around on weekends to play at wedding receptions.

Austin needs a friend, too. And Brianna is the perfect choice since there’s no romantic involvement — of course not, how could there be, she’s waiting for his brother, after all. As a friendship develops between Austin and Brianna, Austin is free to learn what it means to be “true and faithful friends” with a girl.

He begins posting his findings in blog entries that quickly gather a following of interested readers. But what will happen to his friendship with Brianna when she finds out who the real author of the blog is? Because the truth is, Austin isn’t looking for just a friend anymore, but something more. Will he have the courage to tell Brianna the truth — before Robbie comes home?

The Pirate Slayers: Ghost Waves by W. Everett Prusso

Title: The Pirate Slayers: Ghost Waves

Author: W. Everett Prusso

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Release Date: October 20, 2009

ISBN: 978-0979607028

Size: 288 pages, 6×9 Hardcover

Genre: YA

In the winter of 1846, 238 pioneers leave New York City for a voyage that would take them twenty-six thousand miles around South America to Honolulu, and to their final destination, San Francisco. On a warm, sultry, moonless night, off the coast of Brazil, four teenage passengers inadvertently fall overboard. Thomas, Elizabeth, Nicole and their Australian sailor friend, Matthew, find themselves stranded in dangerous waters. The Caribbean Sea and South Pacific are the backdrops for this adventure that pits the foursome in desperate contests with pirates, profiteers and scoundrels as they swash-buckle their way to California.

The Ball’s In Her Court by Heather Justesen

Title: The Ball’s In Her Court

Author: Heather Justesen

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: October 8, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552347

Size: 256 pages, 5.5×8.5″,softcover

Genre: Romance

Growing up in the foster care system was no picnic, but after being adopted into a loving LDS family, playing college basketball, and launching her career in the software industry, Denise Dewalt finally feels as though she s left her former life behind her. What she doesn t realize is that she must confront her past if she ever wants to move on to a brighter future.

While her search for her biological family isn t an easy one, Denise s biggest fear is that even when she finds her family, she ll have nothing to give Rich, the only man who can see past the tragedies of her childhood. This emotional and inspirational story proves that life is full of unexpected twists and turns especially when it comes to facing your demons, fighting for love, and finding happiness for the future.

Missing by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Title: Missing

Author: Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press

Release Date: October 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-1935217305

Size: 265 pages, softcover

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

A BYU-Idaho choir tour in British Columbia turns out to be anything but ordinary when soloist Stacie Cox spots a kidnapped child from Rexburg during a performance. Before Stacie can alert the authorities, the little girl disappears. Stacie vows to find and rescue her, a choice that forces her to deal with her guilt-ridden past and another little girl that haunts her dreams.

When the handsome Matt Brennan helps Stacie in the search, she tries to resist the attraction she feels for him. Yet as he gains her friendship and trust, her resolve to never fall in love begins to crumble. And after a series of harrowing events, Stacie must decide if she is willing to sacrifice her life— and a possible future with Matt—to save a stranger.

Saving Madeline by Rachel Ann Nunes

Title: Saving Madeline

Author: Rachel Ann Nunes

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 16, 2009

ISBN: 978-1606410493

Size: 328 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

As a public defender, Caitlin McLoughlin dreams of someday locking the bad guys in prison instead of defending them. But prosecuting jobs are scarce, and Caitlin s future seems bleak.

When her current client is about to walk away from a brutal crime, she risks her career to make sure he doesn t hurt anyone else. But how far is she is willing to go especially when she needs her job so she can continue caring for her mentally disabled sister?

Then Caitlin meets Parker Hathaway, charged with kidnapping a four- year- old child. Just another criminal, just another job, Caitlin thinks. But when she learns the real story, she realizes that she must put everything on the line to defend her client and save the little girl before it s too late. Saving Madeline is the story of a man determined to protect a child he loves, and the woman who dared to trust him.

Servant of a Dark God by John Brown

Title: Servant of a Dark God

Author: John Brown

Publisher: Tor

Release Date: October 13, 2009

ISBN: 978-0765322357

Size: 448 pages, 6×9:, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

The launch of a towering new fantasy series introduces an elaborate new world, a strange and dark system of magic, and a cast of compelling characters and monsters. Young Talen lives in a world where the days of a person’s life can be harvested, bought, and stolen. Only the great Divines, who rule every land, and the human soul-eaters, dark ones who steal from man and beast and become twisted by their polluted draws, know the secrets of this power. This land’s Divine has gone missing and soul-eaters are found among Talen’s people.

The Clans muster a massive hunt, and Talen finds himself a target. Thinking his struggle is against both soul-eaters and their hunters, Talen actually has far larger problems. A being of awesome power has arisen, one whose diet consists of the days of man. Her Mothers once ranched human subjects like cattle. She has emerged to take back what is rightfully hers. Trapped in a web of lies and ancient secrets, Talen must struggle to identify his true enemy before the Mother finds the one whom she will transform into the lord of the human harvest.

Chaosbound by David Farland

Title: Chaosbound (Runelords, v 8)

Author: David Farland

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: October 13, 2009

ISBN: 978-0765321688

Size: 352 pages, 6×9″, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Sum of All Men (v1), Brotherhood of the Wolf (v2), Wizardborn (v3), The Lair of Bones (v4), Sons of the Oak (v5), Worldbinder (v6), The Wyrmling Horde (v7)

The world of the Runelords has been combined by magic with another parallel world to form a new one, the beginning of a process that may unify all worlds into the one true world.

This story picks up after the events of The Wyrmling Horde and follows two of Farland’s well-known heroes, Borenson and Myrrima, on a quest to save their devastated land and the people of the new world from certain destruction. But the land is not the only thing that has been altered forever: in the change, Borenson has merged with a mighty and monstrous creature from the other world, Aath Ulber.

He begins to be a different person, a berserker warrior, as well as having a huge new body because of the transformation of worlds. Thousands have died, lands have sunk below the sea and, elsewhere, risen from it. The supernatural rulers of the world are part of a universal evil, yet play a Byzantine game of dark power politics among themselves. And Aarth Ulber is now the most significant pawn in that game.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Release Date: October 13, 2009

ISBN: 978-1416989417

Size: 400 pages, Hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Murder by the Book by Betsy Brannon Green

Title: Murder by the Book

Author: Betsy Brannon Green

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-938-1

Size: 288 pages, 6” X 9”, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Small-town librarian Kennedy Killingsworth thought that Midway, Georgia, was the dullest place on earth-until a fateful day that begins with a speeding ticket and ends with a suicide. The ticket comes from Kennedy’s ex-husband, Deputy Cade Burrell, who seems desperate to find any reason to talk to Kennedy ever since his scandalous affair. And the suicide victim is Foster Scoggins, the leathery- faced resident who applied for a library card just hours before his gruesome death. Rumors fly that Foster took his life after being jilted by a mysterious love interest. But as the investigation unfolds, murder becomes the name of the game, and anyone might be a player-including the four men who recently started competing for Kennedy’s attention. Could the killer be Cade, who’s been more interested in her since the divorce than he ever was when they were married? Drake Langston, the dazzling billionaire who needed Foster’s cooperation to land a major development deal? Drake’s construction boss, Sloan, whose powerful build makes him a perfect suspect for the crime? Or could it be Luke Scoggins-Foster’s hazel-eyed nephew, the charming ex-Marine whom Kennedy just might be falling for? In Murder by the Book, celebrated suspense novelist Betsy Brannon Green skillfully weaves a rich tale of intrigue and romance in a Southern town that-for the time being-is anything but dull.

Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye

Title: Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder

Author: Obert Skye

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 29, 2009

ISBN: 978-1606411469

Size: 363 pages, 6×9″, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (v1), Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (v2), Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want (v3), Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra (v4)

“Do you think he’ll be able to do it?” Clover asked, worried.

“I’m not sure,” Geth replied, amazed by his own doubt. “I’m not sure.”

In the fifth and final volume of the epic saga of Leven Thumps, all of Foo is rushing madly to exit the realm of dreams while Leven is headed in the opposite direction. Fate snatches him to the island of Alder, where he is poised to pass or fail the final test.

Meanwhile, in Reality, Ezra and Dennis are welcoming those flowing out of Foo but only so they can selfishly conquer them and gain control of both realms. Phoebe is loose, and it takes Geth getting ahold of her to begin to balance the emotions and passions of all that is crumbling.

And Winter? Well, Winter just might hold the answer to everything.

Ride with Leven and Clover as they travel through the ruins of Alder hoping he has what it takes to save all mankind and restore the power of dreams.

Dead Wrong by Clair M. Poulson

Title: Dead Wrong

Author: Clair M. Poulson

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-812-4

Size: 300 pages, 6c9″, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Kaitlyn Glenn is alone in the world. Disowned by family after her baptism, her only friend is the beloved horse she rides as a champion barrel racer. But loneliness is the least of Kaitlyn’s problems. Her competitor’s jealous father has vowed to sabotage her success. And her former boss — the handsome, rich, and extremely dangerous Jace Landry — stalks every move of this beautiful and talented cowgirl.

Aided by a mysterious man in a black cowboy hat, Kaitlyn escapes Jace’s iron grip and flees. On the road, she finds protection and companionship with a loyal trucker named Celia. But when Jace puts seedy private investigator Myler Keegan on Kaitlyn’s trail, she must outrun two men who will stop at nothing to feed their violent obsession. And when her cruel stepbrother joins the hunt, Kaitlyn faces lethal danger from every angle.

Elfs in a Conquered Land by Anna del C Dye

Title: Elfs in a Conquered Land (v. 3)

Author: Anna del C Dye

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Release Date: September 30, 2009

ISBN: 978-1432743499

Size: 606 pages, 5×8″, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Elf and the Princess (v1), Trouble in the Elf City (v2)

On their visit to the vanquished Kingdom of Menarm the elfs face many uncertainties. However, they are strong in numbers and sure of their purpose. Zyrthal, the young elf strategist, is given the task of finding the kingdom’s hidden treasures; but instead the elfs encounter ruthless highwaymen.

Meanwhile, the two half-elf princes play among the ruins of Menarm to their hearts’ content while their parents attend to their work cleaning and repairing the houses around the castle, in an effort to revive the city. It is a hard job and they could run short on time. In the midst of all this commotion the boys disappear from the dead kingdom.

Brigands want riches and they will let the boys go if the city of Menarm gives up its treasures to them. They allow only one person to go to verify that the boys are alive and the elfs confide in the most harmless figure among them: The Menarm Princess. The outlaws have no clue as to the hidden shadow that will accompany her, the Silent Warrior.

Yet Adren’s warrior has been battling demons of his own and finds himself in great doubts concerning his performance as the champion of the last Princess of Menarm. These shadows in his heart double with the disappearance of the two half-elf princes and he harbors misgivings that he won’t succeed in rescuing the young boys and thwarting the mercenaries. The Silent Warrior fears that he has fallen from Adren’s graces forever.

Elfs in a Conquered Realm is the outstanding finale to The Silent Warrior Trilogy. Anna has answered all the open questions in the continuing saga of this beautiful race. A masterpiece of storytelling, The Silent Warrior Trilogy will leave you with a sense of peace, love, and great accomplishment and take you on a journey you will not soon forget.

The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans

Title: The Christmas List

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: October 6, 2009

ISBN: 978-1439150009

Size: 368 pages, 5×7, hardcover

Genre: Christmas

Dear Reader,

When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, gave our class the intriguing (if somewhat macabre) assignment of writing our own obituaries. Oddly, I don’t remember much of what I wrote about my life, but I do remember how I died: in first place on the final lap of the Daytona 500. At the time, I hadn’t considered writing as an occupation, a field with a remarkably low on-the-job casualty rate.

What intrigues me most about Mrs. Johnson’s assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy. How do we want to be remembered? That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time: from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers.

As I began to write this book, I had two objectives: First, I wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw, firsthand, what the world really thought of them. Their legacy.

Second, I wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption. One of my family’s holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen it (perhaps a dozen), but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull, tight-fisted miser into a penitent, “giddy-as-aschoolboy” man with love in his heart. I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person. That’s what I wanted to share with you, my dear readers, this Christmas — a holiday tale to warm your season, your homes, and your hearts.

Merry Christmas –Richard Paul Evans

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Delacorte

Release Date: October 6, 2009

ISBN: 978-0385737944

Size: 384 pages, Hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

No Going Back by Jonathan Langford

Title: No Going Back

Author: Jonathan Langford

Publisher: Zarahemla

Release Date: October 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-0978797195

Size: 312 pages, softcover

Genre: General

A gay teenage Mormon growing up in western Oregon in 2003. His straight best friend. Their parents. A typical LDS ward, a high-school club about tolerance for gays, and a proposed anti-gay-marriage amendment to the state constitution. In No Going Back, these elements combine in a coming-of-age story about faithfulness and friendship, temptation and redemption, tough choices and conflicting loyalties.

Ravenspell: Freaky Flyday by David Farland

Title: Ravenspell: Freaky Flyday

Author: David Farland

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-667-0

Size: 236 pages, 5.75” X 7.75”, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Of Mice and Magic, The Wizard of Ooze

After saving Oregon from a nuclear crisis and revealing the plight of enslaved micedom to the human population, Amber, the valiant mouse wizard, and her partner Ben, the once-human mouse, head to Disneyland for a much-deserved vacation. But greater trouble lurks ahead.

Mouse mentor Lady Blackpool prophesies that the Ever Shade, an ancient evil force, will soon be returning to the earth. Then the mice receive word that Belle Z. Bug, a giant mutant fly associated with the Ever Shade, has hatched in a Los Angeles landfill. In the twitch of a whisker, Belle Z. Bug’s seductive multilevel marketing campaign enslaves a massive army of unsuspecting flies and throws the human race into chaos.

When the mice’s plane falls under attack, they join forces with the indomitable Harold Shortzenbeggar (governor-extraordinaire of California) to confront their common enemy. But their recent battle with evil wormlord Sebaceous Ooze sapped the heroes’ vital powers. Will the victories won in Of Mice and Magic and The Wizard of Ooze come to naught as they face the sinister Lord of the Flies?

In the Company of Angels by David Farland

Title: In the Company of Angels

Author: David Farland

Publisher: DFE

Release Date: September 1, 2009


Size: 426 pages, hardcover

Genre: Historical

A test of the spirit. A triumph of faith.

A luminous tale that breaks our hearts and sets our souls soaring.

David Farland’s moving masterpiece echoes the drama of Gone with the Wind and the glory of Ghandi, sweeping from the green fields of Denmark to the icy peaks of the Rockies in a saga that elevates and enriches all those who read it.

In the Company of Angels centers on Eliza Gadd, the feisty, sophisticated wife of a Mormon bishop. When her husband answers his leader’s call to abandon his cottage in England and settle in the Rocky Mountains, Eliza’s world comes apart. She may help her husband pull a handcart with everything that they own across the plains of Utah, but she can’t bring herself to bow to a god she doesn’t believe in.

Stalled by setbacks, the pioneers find themselves forced to take their journey perilously late in the season. The lives of Eliza’s children hang in the balance. But how can she reason with people who believe they are in the hands of angels, that their faith can turn back storms, and that their leaders, like the Apostles of old, have the power to raise the dead?

Based on the true story of the Willie Handcart Company of 1856, In the Company of Angels unfolds the triumphant tale of pioneers who struggle against unendurable hardships—persecution, buffalo stampedes, rampaging Indians, lingering starvation, and the early onset of the coldest winter in US history—to find the gentle homeland of the soul.

Shudder by Jennie Hansen

Title: Shudder

Author: Jennie Hansen

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-768-4

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Darcy and Clare grew up as best friends, sharing trials and triumphs from preschool through college graduation. Now they’re sharing an apartment in Boise, Idaho, where Clare just landed a great job and Darcy is pursuing a teaching certificate. There’s only one problem: Blaine, Clare’s boyfriend. His chauvinistic, know-it-all ways set Darcy’s teeth on edge. Darcy vows not to let Blaine ruin her lifelong friendship with Clare, but when Blaine insists on moving in, Darcy suddenly finds herself alone. The estranged friends forge ahead on seemingly separate paths.

Engaged to Blaine, Clare becomes trapped in ugly family politics and vicious treatment from her fiancé. Darcy finds a temporary home with Karlene, an accident victim seeking live-in help, but a twisted plot soon threatens their safety. Clare’s wedding briefly reunites her with Darcy, yet the friends have never been farther apart. And when Clare finds herself in mortal peril and finally calls on Darcy to help, it might be too late.

The Falcon Shield by M’lin Rowley

Title: The Falcon Shield (Knights of the Right)

Author: M’Lin Rowley

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 30, 2009

ISBN: 978-1606411032

Size: 73 pages, 5×7, softcover

Genre: Chapter Book (K-3)

This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.

Ten-year-old Ben and twelve-year-old Joseph discover strange things happening in the woods behind their house. A large man in full black armor and holding a crossbow appears out of nowhere. When an arrow strikes a tree right above their heads, Ben and Joseph are forced to run deep into the woods, only to discover an old castle and none other than King Arthur, who offers them refuge.

In fact, King Arthur has come forward in time in order to find new Knights for his Round Table Knights who will fight against evil and choose the right. However, defeating medieval black knights, ogres, and dragons won t be what gets the boys knighted. Instead, the real test comes by the choices the boys must make when faced with peer pressure.

Finding the courage to do the right thing earns the boys a piece of magical armor (one piece of armor per book) and ultimately makes them Knights of Right!

The Perfect Murder by Brenda Novak

Title: The Perfect Murder (The Last Stand, #6)

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: September 29, 2009

ISBN: 978-0778327257

Size: 448 pages, 4×6″ mass market paperback

Genre: Mystery

Series: The Last Stand

Caution: This book may contain objectionable content.

Read Chapter 1 HERE.

Someone thinks he’s committed The Perfect Murder…

In trying to unravel the truth behind the murder of his ex-wife and son, Sebastian Costas has followed a ghost of a lead all the way to Sacramento. The evidence suggests a murder-suicide, but something he heard the week before the killings won’t allow him to accept that. He believes her second husband–a cop–killed her and the boy, then faked his own death. But proving it isn’t easy. He finally gets the break he needs when Jane Burke, an investigator with The Last Stand, calls him in connection with a separate crime–a crime that could lead him straight to the man he’s been looking for.

But that murder might only lead to more…

Once the wife of a serial killer, Jane has spent the past five years rebuilding her life and fighting against violence. The last thing she wants to do is fall in love again. But once she meets Sebastian, she’s determined to take that risk. She finally has a chance at happiness–if she can best the man they’re trying to stop before that man stops them.

Immortal Sins by Amanda Ashley

Title: Immortal Sins

Author: Amanda Ashley

Publisher: Zebra

Release Date: September 29, 2009

ISBN: 978-0821780640

Size: 384 pages, softcover

Genre: Paranormal Romance

(Caution: Contains objectionable content)

Three centuries ago, vampire Jason Rourke succumbed to temptation with a wizard’s lovely daughter – and that brief taste of pleasure earned him a powerful curse. Trapped within a painting, unable to quench the hellish thirst that torments him, Jason has given up hope of escape until Karinna Adams purchases the painting and unwittingly frees him. At first, Jason plans only to enlist Kari’s help in navigating this strange new world so he can find and punish the wizard who entrapped him. But Kari’s enticing sensuality and innocence incite a growing need in Jason to touch and taste her, to possess her utterly. For the gulf between them – and the danger that awaits – is nothing compared to a potent, primal hunger that will last for all eternity…

Haunts Haven by Joan Sowards

Title: Haunts Haven

Author: Joan Sowards

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press

Release Date: September 25, 2009

ISBN: 978-1935217312

Size: 25 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

When Callie Wilford inherits a century-old inn in southern Arizona, locals tell her of a ghost who “guards” the inn. But Callie doesn’t believe in ghosts, and she plans to turn the inn into a bed and breakfast. Then things start to happen – strange, spooky things – and she begins to wonder if there is some truth to the ghost stories. If that weren’t bad enough, Callie discovers a mysterious grave in the cellar.

As she confronts the inn’s tragic secrets, she also faces her lonely past and learns to embrace her heritage. But it takes a handsome cowboy and a charming rancher to prove that Callie’s long-guarded heart can love again.

Singer of Lies by Michael R. Collings

Title: Singer of Lies

Author Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Borgo Press

Release Date: September 28, 2009

ISBN: 978-1434457103

Size: 242 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative

He is young and intelligent and highly trained. He is Erik Baanfeld-shipwrecked on a long-forgotten Colony world, where brawn and brute strength are more valued than knowledge. Physically untrained, and emotionally unprepared in the barest skills of survival, he seems compelled to spend a short and very unpleasant life as a half-naked savage worked like a beast of burden, on a world so sunk into barbarism that its inhabitants have no concept of the wheel. It’s either that-or die! His only possible chance, his only hope of becoming one with the Folk, is to become a singer-and not just any singer, but a Singer of Lies!

Rift by Todd Robert Petersen

Title: Rift

Author: Todd Robert Petersen

Publisher: Zarahemla

Release Date: September 14, 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9787971-8-8

Size: 350 pages, 6×9 softcover

Genre: General

Jens Thorsen’s retirement is not what his wife, Lila, was expecting. Rather than tending to things around the house, Thorsen has thrown himself into a life of charity: visiting the sick, the widowed, and the incarcerated. Between these acts of service, Thorsen finds the time to nurse his feud with local bishop Darrell Bunker. The two have hated each other for as long as anyone in Sanpete, Utah, can remember.

Even though the valley is much too small for the both of them, Thorsen and the bishop have managed a tense ceasefire that allows daily life to carry on. But when the bishop’s daughter moves home, there are suddenly too many egos in one place, and Sanpete starts to pull apart
at the seams.