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This week we have a great topic to explore …
TEN BOOKS I MEAN TO READ IN 2017
Do I only get to pick ten books? I could have a list ten times ten and still not list every story I wanted to read in 2017, but never found the time to pick up.
Anyway, here are the ten books I really wish I’d gotten around to in 2017 and will be trying to get around to in 2018.
Last year I acquired a taste for anthologies and short story collections. Have to admit never being a huge fan of them before. Now, though, I find I enjoy sitting down to a story I can finish in an hour or so. This looked like a great collection with some big name authors, so I definitely intend to pick this one up in 2018.
Purchase The Book of Swords at Amazon
The Stone in the Skull is the first volume in a new trilogy, one which takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky and south into the Lotus Kingdoms. There our tour guides walk into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once great Empire. Sounds good. Sign me up.
Purchase The Stone in the Skull at Amazon
I have read some reviews of this book which kept me from running put to pick it up, but I still find that I have a desire to give Kevin Hearne’s new fantasy a try. Not sure if I will love or hate this one after finishing, but I still have to see whether Hearne can live up tot he great concept of warring giants and elemental magic.
Purchase A Plague of Giants at Amazon
Sure, I’m a sucker for epic fantasy saga. No, I haven’t read the first book in the series. But I just have a good feeling about this Islington’s story. It sound like exactly the type of fantasy I’ve been craving to give a go for quite some time. Hopefully, it will live up to my expectations.
Purchase An Echo of Things to Come at Amazon
I did pick up Age of Myths, enjoyed the story well enough, but I found myself not as excited as for this follow-up installment of the series as much as I wanted to. Even with that being said, I still want to pick this book up, see where Michael J. Sullivan takes these characters and how this fantasy saga develops,
Purchase Age of Swords at Amazon
I know, I know, fantasy fans are divided on Brett’s series. Many love it from the first book to this final one. Others have great things to say about book one but complain that the remainder of the series is a descent into hell which wastes the amazing opening book. Being a completionist at heart, I need to read the rest of the series and decide for myself.
Purchase The Core at Amazon
I always try to pick up the latest, greatest grimdarks out there, but I didn’t get around to this one. This excerpt from James Lafayette Tivendale’s explains why I need to do so. “Godblind is labelled as Grimdark for a reason. If Abercrombie presented lectures on how to write gritty, brutal and tortuous fantasy then I imagine Anna would have been his star pupil. ” Sounds like exactly my sort of story.
Purchase Godblind at Amazon
I’m always up for some more Royce and Hadrian, especially back during their Riyria years. This story of a beloved daughter going missing with our dynamic duo sent to either discover her and bring her home or exact revenge on her murders sounds like exactly the type of Sullivan story I love.
Purchase The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter at Amazon
Everyone who follows my reviews know that I am a huge fan of Michael Fletcher and the clever madness of his Manifest Delusions Universe. While I never picked this one up, I definitely intend to dive into Swarm and Steel to see if Fletcher can keep up his string of amazing fantasies.
Purchase Swarm and Steel at Amazon
I was a lifelong Star Wars fan before the Disney takeover. During those years, I read a lot of the Star Wars Expanded Universe books. My favorite of them being The Thrawn Trilogy. So this novel is exactly what I need during these dark times while everyone except me celebrates the new Mickey Mouse Star Wars.
Purchase Thrawn (Star Wars) at Amazon
There is my list. What did I miss? What did you miss? Let us know!