Shelf Control

Shelf Control – 21-08-19

Shelf Control is a meme run by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies.  It is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves.  Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post.

I’m tackling my unread books in order of acquisition, looking at the books that have been sat on my shelf the longest.

bloody rose

  • Title: Bloody Rose
  • Author: Nicholas Eames
  • Published: 2018
  • Length: 544 pages
  • Bought / acquired: 05 November 2018

What’s It About?

Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown.

When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It’s adventure she wants-and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death.


Why Do I Want to Read It?

Bloody Rose is a novel I received as part of November 2018’s My Chronicle Book Box.  I love the description, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this novel, and it’s predecessor, Kings of the Wyld.  Of course, as the second on the series, I do feel that I should start at the beginning, even though these novels can be read as standalones…


  1. Ah you are abraver woman than me, I tend to get a bit anixious picking a series up in the middle and like to read Book 1 to the end (don’t even start me on the anxiety that Game Of Thrones has produced!) This sound spromising Jo! Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Ah well… I was toying with the idea of doing a double on today’s shelf control, because my next oldest unread book is… the first in this series. I didn’t want to start with book 2, so I just had to get it! 😀

    1. Me too! I was thrilled to get it in My Chronicle Book Box, and I’m slightly ashamed that I’ve not read it yet… 😀

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