The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
Review: I bought this book on the recommendation of the staff of Powell’s Books on a trip to Portland. (If you are ever in Portland, you have got to check out this awesome, city-block sized bookstore.) This fantasy novel about magic and good fighting evil is the start of a series. The plot was a little slow to start but it was mostly because Mr. Jobin was explaining the interesting world that he created. However, once the action started, it was an adventure. And yet, the best part of this novel was that it was absolutely excellently written. The imagery was vivid and the language was beautiful, almost lyrical at times.