This week’s topic was somewhat interest. I did change it just a little to be more fantasy appropriate, but I think you’ll agree that wasn’t a big deal really.
One thing to keep in mind as you read this though is that this topic doesn’t apply to me at all, because I’m not fighting anything which could kill me to get a book of fiction. Sorry, if that disappoints some of you, but I’m just being honest. Anyway, here goes!
BOOKS I’D SLAY A DRAGON TO GET EARLY
10. THRAWN ALLIANCES
This might seem a bit odd as a pick from a person whose been open about his dislike of Disney Star Wars, but so far they haven’t screwed up Thrawn, one of my favorite SW characters. And I will always want to read more about the blue skinned dude.
Purchase Thrawn: Alliances at Amazon
A new series by the author of The Divine Cities trilogy. This time out Bennett promises a story of a city run by industrialized magic and a secret war to overwrite reality itself. Sounds like it could be a great series.
Purchase Foundryside at Amazon
Yeah, yeah, I know many of you have read this one. Some have enjoyed it; others have not. I know I can’t recapture my youth by reading a new Feist series. And, sure, the book will be released in a week or so. But I’d still love to get a chance to read it before it hits the shelf.
Purchase King of Ashes at Amazon
7. AGE OF WAR
The epic battle breaks out between the humans and their former god-like overlords. All the players are now on the board and even allies might turn on one another. How can a fantasy lover like myself resist such a story written by Michael Sullivan? Answer: I can’t.
Purchase Age of War at Amazon
This opening installment of a new series by Peter Newman intrigues me. Sure, it might be a new world, new weird concepts, and all that, or it just might be whether there is another badass goat in this story.
Purchase The Deathless at Amazon
I’ve been waiting for this installment of the series ever since I finished up book two. With such a huge cast, giant world, and a cataclysmic event about to occur, I can’t wait to see where the author takes things. Instead of fighting the dragon though, I think I’ll just wait patiently.
Purchase The Brass God at Amazon
I mean, why wouldn’t I be excited for this one? It isn’t every day that your favorite author (who has been dead for several decades) is able to posthumously release a new book. Yeah, I might entertain the notion of taking on Smaug for more than an instance.
Purchase The Fall of Gondolin at Amazon
Huge fan of this series, the powder mage world, and this author’s writing style. Sure, I’ve already pre-ordered this one from Amazon and have my schedule clear to dive right in, but I’d still love to find a copy of it in my mailbox or email folder early.
Purchase Wrath of Empire at Amazon
I honestly don’t know why I even list this book. I’m seriously beginning to doubt that there is such a novel in any form, anywhere. And even if there is I doubt I’ll ever get to read it before I die. But if it did exist, I’d think about taking on a dragon to get it.
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One of my favorite authors is Glen Cook. One of my all time favorite series is his Black Company novels. Naturally, this book has been a dearly desired dream of mine for many years, and I desperately want to get my hands on a copy of this. But, no, even this book isn’t getting me into the ring with a dragon.
Purchase Port of Shadows at Amazon
Well, that is my list. Are there any of these you’d like to go toe-to-toe with a dragon to get ahead of the masses? IF so, let us all know.