After a short hiatus last Saturday, "4 Most Awesome Products" is back this week better than (or at the very least, as good as) ever! I love finding cool, geeky products that allow us fanboys and girls to express ourselves in a way that doesn't make us look like total fools. Scratch that, nothing can do that--at least for me. I hope these 4 products suit your fancy anyway! Let's get started.
James Islington's Licanius series
I'm a sucker for a good fantasy--and James Islington's Licanius series looks like it might satisfy my search for such a story. The Shadow of What Was Lost is the first installment in the series, and An Echo of Things To Come will be the second installment when it releases on August 22. The book's official synopsis, via Amazon, is as follows:
It has been twenty years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs - once thought of almost as gods - were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets. A representation of these laws is now written into the flesh of any who use the Gift, forcing those so marked into absolute obedience.
As a student of the Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war fought – and lost – before he was born. Despised by most beyond the school walls, he and those around him are all but prisoners as they attempt to learn control of the Gift. Worse, as Davian struggles with his lessons, he knows that there is further to fall if he cannot pass his final tests.
But when Davian discovers he has the ability to wield the forbidden power of the Augurs, he sets into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. And to the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is.
If that grabbed your attention, you can check out this synopsis of An Echo of Things To Come's plot on Barnes and Noble's website, where you can order both books in the series.
Death Star Coaster Set
I absolutely love this nine-piece Death Star coaster set, which, when stacked, forms a three-dimensional Death Star. Rubber feet on the bottom will make sure that lovely glass won't be scratching your table or destroying any planets. It's available on ThinkGeek for just $25, a real steal considering how much an actual Death Star would cost. Also, although I haven't reached out to ThinkGeek for comment, I think you can rest assured that no Bothans died to bring you this coaster set.
Solar Eclipse Heat Changing Mug
Yes, I realize I featured a heat-changing mug two weeks ago, but oh well! This one's too cool to pass up. Whether it is delivered in time for the eclipse or not, what better way to commemorate this awesome event than with a coffee mug? When cold, you can enjoy the solar eclipse in totality, but just add your favorite hot beverage and voila! You have a full view of the sun--no glasses required! You can get yours for just $15 on ThinkGeek! Plus, if you want to find more ways you can get ready for the eclipse, don't miss my extensive blog post on it from earlier this week.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Sunshade
This Millennium Falcon sunshade can turn any hunk of junk into a...well, it'll still be a hunk of junk, but it'll be a much-beloved and pop culture icon piece of junk! Let Chewie keep an eye on your car--and keep it from turning into a dutch oven--with this awesome piece of Star Wars memorabilia. Available on Amazon for $35.
Comment below: What was your favorite product I featured? Is there a product you found this week that should be here? Let me know--I just might share it next week!
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