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 …


Every time I do one of these type of posts I have all these grand plans.  I usually list books that I’ve been meaning to read for months or years.  And, inevitably, I always fail, because my reading never lives up to my optimistic plans.  So with this list, I’m going to try to focus on books I feel pretty confident I will be reading in the months to come.

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in the eye of heaven10. In the Eye of Heaven by David Keck

Series: Tales of Durand #1

Publisher:  Tor (March 6, 2007)

Length: 446 pages

Set to inherit the lordship of a small village in his father’s duchy because the knight of that village has been bereaved of his own son, Durand must leave when the son unexpectedly turns up alive. But conspiracies are afoot–dark plots that could break the oaths which bind the kingdom and the duchies together and keep the banished monsters at bay. It may fall to Durand to save the world of Man…

Purchase In the Eye of Heaven at Amazon

kull9. Kull Exile of Atlantis by Robert E. Howard

Series: The Robert E. Howard Library #2

Publisher:  Del Rey (October 31, 2006)

Length: 352 pages

Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, only to find it as much a burden as a prize.

Purchase Kull: Exile of Atlantis at Amazon

master of dragons8. Master of Dragons by Chris Wraight

Series: War of Vengeance #2

Publisher: Games Workshop (November 19, 2013)

Length: 416 pages

For millennia, the elves of Ulthuan and the dwarfs of the mountain realm have been friends and allies. Now that time is over and the War of Vengeance has begun. Prince Imladrik, master of dragons and Ulthuan’s finest warrior, is ordered to leave his beloved homeland and lead his host in a war he does not believe in. Facing the fury of the dwarfs, the jealousy of his brother and the ever-present threat of Malekith’s dark elves, Imladrik must balance his love for his wife and home with the thrill of battle.

Purchase Master of Dragons at Amazon

the wolf7. The Wolf by Leo Carew

Series: Under the Northern Sky #1

Publisher: Orbit (April 3, 2018)

Length: 512 pages

Violence and death come to the land under the Northern Sky when two fierce races break their age-old fragile peace and start an all-out war in this thrilling and savagely visceral epic fantasy.  A tale of war, rivalry, and honor, The Wolf creates a world that is both familiar and uncanny – one where the fiercest enemies are always closer than they seem.

Purchase The Wolf the book at Amazon

fierce gods6. Fierce Gods by Col Buchanan

Series: Heart of the World #4

Publisher:  Pan (February 23, 2017)

Length: 400 pages

A time of reckoning has begun.  For ten years the Free Ports held their own against the despotic empire of Mann – but the empire is now poised to destroy them. The crucial fortress city of Bar-Khos is under attack and its freedom depends on a few unsteady hands.  With the war entering its darkest hours, will any of them survive?

Purchase Fierce Gods at Amazon

she who waits5. She Who Waits by  Daniel Polansky

Series: Low Town #3

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (October 30, 2013)

Length: 405 pages

Low Town: the worst ghetto in the worst city in the Thirteen Lands. Good only for depravity and death. And Warden, long ago a respected agent in the formidable Black House, is now the most depraved Low Town denizen of them all.

Purchase She Who Waits at Amazon

9781101988886_GreySister_FCOmech.indd4. Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence 

Series: Book of the Ancestor #2

Publisher:  Ace (April 19, 2017)

Length: 400 pages

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

Purchase Grey Sister at Amazon

KING OF ASHES3. King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

Series: The Firemane Saga #1

Publisher: Harper Voyager (May 8, 2018)

Length: 512 pages

For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren Langene, known as “the Firemane” for his brilliant red hair. As war engulfs the world, Ithrace is destroyed and the Greater Realms of Tembria are thrust into a dangerous struggle for supremacy.

Purchase King of Ashes at Amazon

2. The Brass God by K.M. McKinleythe brass god

Series: The Gates of the World #3

Publisher: Solaris (March, 2018)

Length: 400 pages

War is coming to Ruthnia. As ancient, inhuman powers move against one another, Rel Kressind finds himself in the company of the fabled modalmen – giants who regard themselves as the true keepers of humanity’s legacy. Far out in the blasted, magical wastelands of the Black Sands where no man of the Hundred has ever set foot before, Rel comes face to face with the modalman’s deity, the Brass God. What Rel learns in the Brass God’s broken halls will shake his understanding of reality forever.

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1.  Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellanwrath of empire

Series: Gods of Blood and Powder #2

Publisher: Orbit (March 6, 2018)

Length:  624 pages

The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint’s soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not.

Purchase Wrath of Empire at Amazon

Well, that is my list this week.  Agree?  Disagree?  Have some thoughts on my picks?  Let us all know!

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8 Responses to TOP TEN TUESDAY

  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I love your list. The Wolf and King of Ashes are two books that I kept eyeballing but couldn’t make my mind up about requesting. I was trying to cut down my review books is the reason why. I still like the look of them though.
    Hope you enjoy.
    Lynn 😀

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  2. Bookstooge says:

    I am guessing that the new book by Feist has nothing to do with his Midkemia/Riftwar universe?

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  3. These all look amazing! I loved Grey Sister and am also hoping to get to The Wolf soon. King of Ashes looks really good, I’ll have to check it out. Nice list!

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  4. Grey Sister, King of Ashes, and Wrath of Empire are pretty high on my list too!

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