Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where a new top ten list hits the web every week!

This week we have a great topic to explore …


Do I only get to pick ten books?

Just joking.  Honestly, I usually find something to enjoy in every novel which I read, so there really are few books that I regret reading.  But there are a handful.  And the list that follows is a small sampling of those.

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magics pawn10. Magic’s Pawn

Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wants no part of such things. Nor does he seek a warrior’s path, wishing instead to become a Bard. Yet such talent as his if left untrained may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well. So he is sent to be fostered with his aunt, Savil, one of the famed Herald-Mages of Valdemar.

Purchase at Magic’s Pawn (The Last Herald-Mage Series).

ancient enemy9. Ancient Enemy

Young watermot Thru Gillo left behind the life of a farmer and became a student of the Assenzi, a race of scholars. Among them, he learned the history of his race and of how Man the Cruel destroyed the world before disappearing into the mists of time and legend.Or have they disappeared..?

Purchase at The Ancient Enemy: The First Book of Arna.

THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON8. Throne of the Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. It is up to a handful of heroes to learn the truth behind these killings.

Purchase at Throne of the Crescent Moon.

magelord the awakening7. Magelord: The Awakening

Around the fires, in the cold of winter, the old tales of the Time of Madness are still told. Tales of MageLords, sorcerers near godlike in their power, who looked upon ordinary men with contempt.

Remembering these tales, prince Gavin fears he has unleashed a horrible power on the kingdom he loves, while a hunter named Bjorn carries within himself a forbidden power.

Purchase at Magelord: The Awakening (Magelord Trilogy).

godslayer6. Godslayer

Godslayer is an epic saga of an American soldier in the Vietnam war.  Al Larson finds himself sent through time and space to a battlefield where the weapons are not bullets and grenades but swords and spells–and where elves, thieves, and martial arts masters can find themselves unwillingly enlisted in a war between the gods.  A tale where Norse mythology comes to life.

Purchase at Godslayer (Bifrost Guardians 1).

cup of clay5. Cup of Clay

Allison Carver, a Twin Cities reporter, finds herself in the world of Veil–a once-pristine world now ruined by poisoned water, the objectification of women, and the abandonment of children.  Her only guide in strange land of wonder and magic is Rowan, a quarrelsome fellow on a quest for the powerful Cup of Earth, who is as much hindrance as help.

Purchase at Cup of Clay (Taliswoman, Bk 1).

the first4. The First Named

A powerful warlord and violet-eyed enchantress Amarino usurp King Ather and enslave people of Ark to an ancient power. In the distant forest hideaway of the court wizard, the three princes plot vengeance. An ancient tome prophesies only one prince can triumph. The 200-year old wizard, his young apprentice, and his telepathic cat quest for victory.

Purchase at The First Named (Servants of Ark Trilogy).

snakewood3. Snakewood

Mercenaries who gave no quarter, they shook the pillars of the world through cunning, chemical brews, and cold steel.

Whoever met their price won.

Now, their glory days are behind them. Scattered to the wind and their genius leader in hiding, they are being hunted down and eliminated. One by one.

Purchase at Snakewood.

lord of cragsclaw2. Lord of Cragsclaw

For years the land of Ar has lived at peace. Here the catlike mrem rule by duty and honor. Now, from the East, their legendary enemies have risen again, and only the outcast, dark-furred Talwe, Princess Sruss and the Council of the Three have the magic to battle the Eastern Lords’ evil sorcery.

Purchase at Lord of Cragsclaw (Guardians of the Three).

last knight of albion1.  The Last Knight of Albion

The fall of Camelot!  Arthur’s grand kingdom is at the brink of destruction, but one lone knight still holds to the ideals of Arthurian chivalry, determined to live up to the heights of nobility.  His determination leading him to help defend a town against a horde of barbarians.

Purchase at The Last Knight of Albion.

Well, that is my list.  Read any of these books yourself?  Agree with me about them?  Disagree?  Let us know your thoughts.

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11 Responses to TOP TEN TUESDAY

  1. Snakewood has an awesome cover and I had such high hopes for it alas, it wasn’t great at all.

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  2. @lynnsbooks says:

    Snakewood is the only one on your list that I’ve read – it didn’t really work out for me. I appreciated what the author was trying to do but it wasn’t my style of book at all.
    Lynn 😀

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  3. H.P. says:

    I DNF’d Snakewood. What was your problem with Throne of the Crescent Moon?

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  4. I so wanted to love Snakewood, and I still feel like it *could* have been good. But it just wasnt;

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  5. C.T. Phipps says:

    So, what is the problem with the books? I’d love to know what you didn’t like.


  6. Rebecca says:

    Snakewood was THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT. I DNF’d it if I remember correctly because… well, it was kind of lame.

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  7. Well, my comment is going to be highly unoringal now, but yeah… I can’t belive you read Snakewood either. That was the only book I DNFed the year it came out.

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