Lately it seems like every new book is part of a planned series. I've seen so many series that I actually use a spreadsheet to keep track of all of them - how many volumes, which we own, which are on order.
While series are great I've started to wonder if anybody would ever again write a stand alone novel, so I was really excited to read the review for this new book I just ordered:
"Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The
goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the
desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe,
Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust
in search of her.
Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a
trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing,
and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For
the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But
the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is
willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.
The closer she
grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her
goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live.
Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate—or a human girl can
muster some magic of her own." (from Amazon.com)
Expect it to be in the catalog within the next week, go ahead an place a hold if you want to read it!