The Bargain Bookstore

Dom

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TBH having books at £0.99 is a steal anyway, and part of me wants to see the publishers take a bit bigger slice of the margin.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
I was umm-ing and aah-ing over them, I like the historical period, but I have way too much on the TBR pile anyway. They would be a marginal purchase at best; they aren't anything that Paul would read at all. I'd be more likely to go for the Hornblower series which at least can be read online at the FadedPage (Forester won't be PD in life +70 countries for another 6 years). Both series are of interest as influences on the Honor Harrington and the Temeraire series.

Besides, it's only the first quarter of the series, and I'd want all so as to read them them reasonably quickly... (I'm still waiting for Falco books 11-20 from an earlier Big Deal - but I have them in print anyway.)
 
I was umm-ing and aah-ing over them, I like the historical period, but I have way too much on the TBR pile anyway. They would be a marginal purchase at best; they aren't anything that Paul would read at all. I'd be more likely to go for the Hornblower series which at least can be read online at the FadedPage (Forester won't be PD in life +70 countries for another 6 years).
The first few books on the Aubry/Maturin series are consciously referential of Hornblower, covering some of the same events with a more "heroic" bent. In the later books O'Brien get more confident about doing his own thing.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
June deals at Amazon.co.uk:

Sword of Kings, by Bernard Cornwell (The Last Kingdom 12) is £1.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sword-King...1648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

The Last Wish, by Andrzej Sapkowski (The Witcher introduction) is £1.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Wish-...1648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-2

Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld 33 is £1.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Going-Post...1648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-3

The Martian, by Andy Weir is £1.99 (possibly a repeat)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Martian-St...1648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

Old Man's War, by John Scalzi (Old Man's War 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Old-Mans-W...1648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-8

The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman (Invisible Library 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invisible-...648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-10

Deadhouse Gates, by Steven Erikson (Malazan Book of the Fallen 2) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deadhouse-...648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-12

Weaveworld, by Clive Barker is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weaveworld...648626&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-14

Saint's Blood, by Sebastien de Castell (Greatcoats 3) is 99p (possibly a repeat)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saints-Blo...648659&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-17

Dogs of War, by Adrian Tchaikovsky is £1.79
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dogs-War-A...648659&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-23

Survive, by Vera Nazarian (Atlantis Grail 4) is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Survive-At...648659&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-24

There's also a 'Start a series' promotion running until the end of this month (again plenty of repeats and several books that aren't first in series):

Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood (Maddaddam 1) is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crake-Madd...1649689&rnid=8517542031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Magician, by Raymond Feist (Riftwar 1) is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magician-R...1649689&rnid=8517542031&s=digital-text&sr=1-3

Just One Damned Thing After Another, by Jodie Taylor (Chronicles of St Mary's 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Damned-Thi...1649689&rnid=8517542031&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

The Blade Itself, by Joe Abercrombie (First Law 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blade-Itse...1649689&rnid=8517542031&s=digital-text&sr=1-5

Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer (Southern Reach 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Annihilati...1649689&rnid=8517542031&s=digital-text&sr=1-8

The Diamond Throne, by David Eddings (Elenium 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diamond-Th...649689&rnid=8517542031&s=digital-text&sr=1-11
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
Amazon have got a bunch of Gateway Essentials books by Charles L Harness mostly at £1.99 (usually £3.99)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=charle...fix=charles+harness,undefined,159&ref=sr_pg_1

It includes the 3 books of the Ring Cycle; 3 loosely-connected SF novels with a cyclic theme. I reviewed the first 2 earlier this year; the third has now dropped in price. I can recommend Harness; he was more popular in the UK than the US, which is very unusual for a US author. I picked up 4 titles; I may pick up the rest, some of which I don't have in hard copy.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
The July Monthly Deals are up at Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are the following:

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Six-Crow...child=1&qid=1593630228&s=digital-text&sr=1-55

Darkdawn, by Jay Christoff (The Nevernight Chronicle 3) is £1.99
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Darkdawn...child=1&qid=1593630228&s=digital-text&sr=1-60

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Flowers-...hild=1&qid=1593630290&s=digital-text&sr=1-118

Not strictly SF, but is the inspiration for The Calculating Stars - Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterley is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-F...hild=1&qid=1593630346&s=digital-text&sr=1-155

The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi (The Interdependency 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Collapsi...hild=1&qid=1593630489&s=digital-text&sr=1-231

Wild Magic, by Tamora Pierce (The Immortals 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Wild-Mag...hild=1&qid=1593630606&s=digital-text&sr=1-319

Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Strange-...hild=1&qid=1593630606&s=digital-text&sr=1-320

Wildfire, by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Wildfire...hild=1&qid=1593630657&s=digital-text&sr=1-345

Diamond Fire, by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy novella) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Diamond-...hild=1&qid=1593630790&s=digital-text&sr=1-459

Pandora's Star, by Peter F Hamilton (Commonwealth Saga 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Pandoras...hild=1&qid=1593630657&s=digital-text&sr=1-350

Goldenhand, by Garth Nix (Old Kingdom 4) is 99p probably a repeat
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Goldenha...hild=1&qid=1593630672&s=digital-text&sr=1-355

Half the World, by Joe Abercrombie (Shattered Sea 2) is £1.99 REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Half-Wor...hild=1&qid=1593630672&s=digital-text&sr=1-365

Toll the Hounds, by Steven Erikson (Malazan Book of the Fallen 8) is £1.99 REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Toll-Hou...hild=1&qid=1593630717&s=digital-text&sr=1-392

Black Powder War, by Naomi Novik (Temeraire 3) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Black-Po...hild=1&qid=1593630731&s=digital-text&sr=1-415

Perdido Street Station, by China Miéville (New Crobuzon 1) is 99p I think this is a repeat
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Perdido-...hild=1&qid=1593630753&s=digital-text&sr=1-426

The Science of Discworld, by Terry Pratchett et al (Science of Discworld 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Science-...hild=1&qid=1593630806&s=digital-text&sr=1-466

Ravenheart, by David Gemmell (Rigante 3) is 99p probably a repeat
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Ravenhea...hild=1&qid=1593630904&s=digital-text&sr=1-556

The Man Who Fell to Earth, by Walter Tevis is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Man-Fell...hild=1&qid=1593631103&s=digital-text&sr=1-657
This is the book that inspired the David Bowie film.

The Boundary Magic series by Melissa F Olson are 99p each REPEAT:

1 Boundary Crossed
2 Boundary Lines
3 Boundary Born
4 Boundary Broken
5 Boundary Haunted

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07TLHCDLG/ref=series_rw_dp_sw
47North published, but they're an OK read. I preferred the other Old World books though; I found these a bit gun bunny.

The Heralds of Valdemar, by Mercedes Lackey is £1.49
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Heralds-...hild=1&qid=1593631377&s=digital-text&sr=1-900
Omnibus of Arrows of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, and Arrow's Fall

The Traitor God, by Cameron Johnston is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Traitor-...hild=1&qid=1593631377&s=digital-text&sr=1-902

A Pocketful of Crows, by Joanne M Harris is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Pocketfu...hild=1&qid=1593631399&s=digital-text&sr=1-927

Godblind, by Anna Stephens (Godblind Trilogy 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Godblind...ild=1&qid=1593631549&s=digital-text&sr=1-1055

Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Books of Ambha 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Empire-S...nd+(The+Books+of+Ambha)&qid=1593630061&sr=8-1

The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Darkest-...=1&keywords=holly+black&qid=1593630097&sr=8-8
 

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