I’m not really sure why (it may be the cave I’ve been hiding in or my propensity to search only for new SFF titles) but I’ve never heard of this book before. A quick web search returned an alternative title A Gathering Light and I thought it was familiar, but I was thinking of Gathering Blue (a Lois Lowry novel), so yeah.
I like that I don’t know anything about it though other than the blurb from the back and what I can gather from its cover (not a lot) because I’ll be reading this with a fresh set of eyes.
I think this is the very essence of exchanging books – discovering titles that you wouldn’t have otherwise known; getting out of your reading comfort zone; and just plunging into a different reading world that others enjoy, and changing that version of your world with them too.
I’m glad I took the plunge with Darden (a total internet stranger). Thank you, you’re welcome and happy reading too!
I sent Ender’s Game for the first swap, btw. Darden blogged about it here.