Midweek Mailbox: Win The House of the Four Winds #Lackey

Midweek Mailbox is a new feature where I’ll share whatever the latest book is that’s showed up in my, well, mailbox! Although technically I should call it Midweek Door Stoop, because the mail carrier usually props the packages against the front door.

And because my new House Rule is NO MORE BOOKS until my TBR Alps have been reduced, I’ll be sending them on to you!

Only one new book this week, but it sounds great and it’s the first in a new series, which is always good. This is a finished hardcover, not an ARC. Read on….

four windsTHE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS, by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (Tor Books, August 5)

(Book One of the Dozen Daughters)

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes. Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain. Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight.  Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm,The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.

Gut reaction: I think this sounds like a fun read. I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read any Mercedes Lackey, but sorcerers and pirates sound right up my alley. Nothing new in the woman-disguising-herself-as-a-man device, but it usually makes for fun situations. What about you? Thoughts on the book? Have you read any of Lackey and/or Mallory’s work? Leave a comment to be entered to win the book!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

20 thoughts on “Midweek Mailbox: Win The House of the Four Winds #Lackey

  1. I have not read any Mercedes Lackey or James Mallory. Maybe now would be a good time to start. Midweek Mailbox is a fun idea. My TBR pile is huge, but it hasn’t fallen over yet. I think I read one and add two.

  2. I loved the early books by Mercedes Lackey. I haven’t ready anything by her in some time; I’d like to add this one to my collection.

  3. I love Mercedes Lackey especially her Valdemar series, Diane Tregarde series, bard series. This book looks very enticing.

  4. I’ve not had the time to read any of her work yet, but she is always highly recommended so I’m sure I would love it!

  5. O this is a nice feature Suzanne, but getting rid of unread books is something i just can’t do. Especially the shiny new ones. I have some of Mercedes Lackey’s books, but have not read them yet as they are halfway in a series, and I want to start with the first one. So, winning this one would be a nice opportunity to discover her writing style. Never heard of the other author though.

  6. What a great-sounding adventure and the first in a series too. I’d love to win a copy of this book. Thanks

  7. i’m sure i have some titles by mercedes lackey but i don’t think i have read any yet… i have her griffons series ( or io offered it to my brother any way it’s in teh house^^) i should definitively try it and this book is tempting yes teh woman disguised as man isn(‘t new or original but i usually love how the man discover the truth^^

    really an interesting one

  8. I think this sounds like a wonderful story, I’m all for swashbuckling adventure, and with magic and charm as well, I’m in! I haven’t read any of Mercedes Lackey’s books, but I’ve heard very good things about them.

  9. I haven’t read anything by these authors, but based off the synopsis The House of Four Winds sounds like a book I might enjoy.

  10. I love Mercedes lackey !!! I’m a big fan of her herald serie. The House of Four Winds sound like a fun read.

  11. Mercedes Lackey is one of my old favorite authors. I have high hopes for this new series. Can’t wait to read it.

  12. I’ve read lots of Mercedes Lackey’s books but I didn’t know about this one. It sounds good (and has pirates!).

  13. I’ve enjoyed the Five Hundred Kingdoms and the Dragon Jousters series by Mercedes Lackey. And I’m looking forward to reading The House of the Four Winds.

  14. I haven’t read any books by Mercedes Lackey either but this is the second book blog that has recommended it so now I’m very intrigued. I definitely like the premise! Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. it’s a matter of always wanting to read Mercedes Lackey but never getting around to it 🙁 But I’ve been reading such great reviews for this newest so thank you!!!

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