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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where a new top ten list hits the web every week!

This week our topic is …

TOP 10 BOOKS ON MY SPRING TBR LIST

dinosaur lords10. The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán.

Okay, I know I’m late to this party, but it wasn’t my fault.  All those other books kept getting in the way.  Plus I kept reading the less than positive reviews about this book.  And maybe all the negative reviews I’ve read are right, and this one misses the mark, but I want to give a try, because dinosaur knights are something I have to, at least, give a try.

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the unremembered9. The Unremembered by Peter Orullian

This is another oldie which I completely missed out on, and (yet again) it is a novel which has more than a few negative reviews out there.  But I have also watched several interviews with Mr. Orullian regarding this novel, his missteps in the first edition, and the overall concept of the series; his very insightful words making me interested in giving it a try.

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shadow and flame8. Shadow and Flame by Gail Z. Martin

The Ascendant Kingdoms series is one I’ve followed from the beginning, and this post-apocalyptic fantasy has been a wild ride, taking a reader from the civilized and magically empowered Continent to an end-of-the-world prison colony and back.  There has never been a dull moment, so I have to see how it all ends.

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a blade of black steel7. A Blade of Black Steel by Alex Marshall

Now, for anyone who follows my blog, this one might seen strange.  Admittedly, I had some serious issues with volume one, A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER, but even I recognized that it had a lot of potential, and I’d like to see if the pseudonym Alex Marshall can hit his/her stride with this one.  Sure, I might get disappointed.  Yeah, my frustration level might rise.  But nothing ventured nothing gained, right?

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sharp ends6. Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

Even as I put this book down on my list, I really wonder why.  Every one of my attempts to fall in love with an Abercrombie penned book has been met by abject failure.  But I did like Glokta, and this has Glokta in it, so maybe, this will be the book which makes me want to find a seat on the bandwagon.  Hope springs eternal, after all.

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age of myth5. Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan 

While I have not read every novel which Mr. Sullivan has penned, I still consider myself a big fan.  Besides being one of the nicest, most gracious authors out there, he has a talent for writing entertaining fantasy which balances between classic and modern without allowing either to sour the other.  That ability to both entertain but be realistic is a huge one in my eyes.  And I know this new series of his is going to be spectacular.

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the alloy of law4. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Like Abercrombie before him, Brandon Sanderson is an author that I keep trying to fall in love with.  Sure, I really enjoyed Mistborn: The Final Empire, but it didn’t blow me away as I expected.  Plus, the ending to the novel was so fitting, tied up so many loose ends that I haven’t felt a need to read book two.  But Alloy is a new series in the same world.  Well, a more modern world anyway, and I’d really love to give it a try to see if it is more to my tastes.

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prince of fools3. Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

I began this book over a year ago and lost my way.  Strange as it might seem, I actually enjoyed the main character, Jalan, but once he left his home and set out on an epic quest I didn’t get to see enough of his antics to keep me fully occupied.  But I’m going to give it another try, because I’ve grown to love anything which Mr. Lawrence writes.

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the last mortal bond2. The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

I read The Emperor’s Blades several months ago.  Book two is sitting on my bookshelf ready to go whenever I can spare a moment, and the reviews for this third volume of the series have been great.  So, naturally, I can’t wait to see what happens with this stunning, oriental inspired story.

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saint's blood1. Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

My deep appreciation and fandom of this series and of the author is no secret.  I’ve loved these characters and their stories since I had the privilege of reviewing Traitor’s Blade a couple years ago.  When Knight’s Shadow not only matched but exceeded book one, I knew I’d found a new favorite, so there is no way I’m going to miss this evolution in the story of the Greatcoats.

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10 Responses to TOP TEN TUESDAY

  1. Intriguing titles… And you just reminded me I need to add M.J. Sullivan to my list, because I keep hearing great things about his work. 🙂

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  2. I’ve read some stuff by Sanderson I liked–but neither his old nor new series in the Mistborn world, so it will take some time before I can get to them. But I do plan to!
    My TTT

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  3. Really looking forward to Age of Myth – I know we’ll be in the same world albeit in the past, but I’ll still probably feel a little weird reading a Sullivan book without Royce and Hadrian.

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  4. proxyfish says:

    All of these look too awesome! And all are also on my tbr – so much to read! I hope you enjoy Sharp Ends – I absolutely love Joe Abercrombie’s writing 🙂

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  5. I just recently picked up a copy of The Unremembered – I hope we’ll both enjoy it. 🙂

    Check out my TTT.

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  6. I’m really looking forward to some of these as well! The Last Mortal Bond was excellent!

    Also, Alex Marshall’s identity was revealed, it is http://jessebullington.com/ https://medium.com/@orbitbooks/an-interview-with-alex-marshall-9bd6e4c9655c#.lbj569wue

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  7. Agree with you about The Last Mortal Bonds and Saint’s Blood, those are two books I’m eagerly awaiting to.

    Prince of Fools is enjoyable as is the sequel ‘The Liar’s Key’.

    I read Dinosaur Lords last year, it’s decent enough, I do think it’s one of those books you have to read for yourself though and not pay to much attention to the reviews as while interesting I can see people both loving or hating it.

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  8. @lynnsbooks says:

    What a great list. And, reminds me that I need to catch up with the DeCastell series which I really enjoyed the first book of. I hate being behind!!

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