Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's "Waiting On" Wednesday selection is:


By Robert Masello
Publish Date: April 26th, 2011, by Bantam

From Library Journal~
Benvenuto Cellini was a master artisan of Renaissance Italy.  He was also a necromancer.  Combining these two talents, he created a powerful and dangerous amulet crafted from the legendary Medusa's pond after slaying her.  This amulet granted the user eternal life but was lost in the mists of time.  Jump ahead to the present day.  David Franco, a young scholar at Chicago's Newberry Library, is approached by a mysterious woman searching for the amulet.  He is offered significant financial compensation and the assurance that this treasure will heal his dying sister.  Before long, David starts his globe-trotting adventure and is caught in a centuries-old life-and-death struggle.

There's something about combining mythology with the present that really draws my attention.  I'm very curious to see the journey David will undertake in order to save his sister and what dangers shall be in store for him.  Also, I know the hardcover edition has a different cover, but somehow the paperback edition cover appeals more to me. ^_^


What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I've never heard of this one! I love when people post new (to me) books!

    It sounds great! I really like the cover too.

    You know, it kind of sounds almost like The Da Vinci Code, but for younger readers. How neat!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

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  2. Love the sound of this one. Mystery and mythology great combo.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. Your pick sounds intriguing, as well. Also, thanks for the comment on my blog layout. I just found something that I like to replace the dysfunctional one I had previously. I had been settling for the past week. :)

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  4. Mmmm...Delicious! Interesting summary and stuh-ning cover!

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  5. Sounds interesting! Love your blog too. Have fun reading!
    Joy at Books and Life

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  6. Fun! You'll have to let me know what you think! Sounds a bit like The Historian.

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