This week we have a great topic to explore …
BOOKS ON MY SPRING TBR
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.
10. 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
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
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
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
6. 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
5. 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
4. 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
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. McKinley
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.
Purchase The Brass God at Amazon
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!