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’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!


thrawn alliances10. 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 

Foundryside RD4 clean flat9. FOUNDRYSIDE

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

age of war7. 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

the deathless6. THE DEATHLESS

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

the brass god5. THE BRASS GOD

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

fall of gondolin4. THE FALL OF GONDOLIN

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

wrath of empire3. WRATH OF EMPIRE

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

winds of winter2. THE WINDS OF WINTER

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.

Purchase at . . . Oops, you can’t do that!

port of shadows1.  PORT OF SHADOWS

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.


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16 Responses to TOP TEN TUESDAY

  1. I’m actually surprised Winds of Winter has a cover. Didn’t he just announce it won’t be out this year?

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    • Bookwraiths says:

      Yeah, I think there really isn’t a time table for its release at this point. 😦


      • So, ‘eventually’ isn’t a time table? I’ve heard an odd rumor that he won’t release it until the TV show is done, which I’m not really believing. Just hope it does get completed. How many fantasy series have either gone unfinished or have to be taken up by another author?

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      • Bookwraiths says:

        Personally I believe he isn’t terribly interested in finishing it at this point. Maybe he doesn’t know what to do with everything and would rather go out as a genius rather than another author who fubar-ed a finale.


      • Never considered that. Maybe some of the really popular characters are set to die in the books, which could cause backlash. Imagine if the whole ending is the Ice Zombies winning and wiping out the kingdom. That probably wouldn’t go over well. Still, I hope it isn’t true that he’s lost interest. Feels like this was a beloved series for him and then it got too big or something.

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  2. I read somewhere (I believe it was IO9) that WoW will not come out in 2018, as previously anticipated – not that I’m surprised about this… (((SIGH)))

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  3. Bookstooge says:

    “Disney Star Wars, but so far they haven’t screwed up Thrawn”

    I’m desperately trying to think of some quote that the Emperor says to show you how misplaced your faith in your friends is 😉 Disney is waiting to screw Thrawn until it will have maximum spread and damage…

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  4. booksofb says:

    I have 4 of these on order as well. Most excited about Port of Shadows. Least excited about King of Ashes but I just feel like I have to buy it. I have everything else Feist has written. Some of the others are new to me and I’m eager to check them out.

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  5. Tammy says:

    Great list! I feel pretty lucky to have a copy of Foundryside and I can’t wait to get to it. And you get bonus points for not wanting to kill anything😊

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  6. booksofb says:

    Like I said – several of these really were intriguing. I went ahead and ordered Foundryside and The Deathless. Also went ahead and ordered both books in the Gods of Blood and Power series. Haven’t read the Powder Mage books but I’ll give them a try as well. Thanks for helping me put a few more on the shelf. Cheers

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    • Bookwraiths says:

      Good luck with the books. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Oh, don’t forget the short stories and novellas McClellan has been nice enough to put on Amazon as well. They are really good editions to the series, adding in loads of details and adding a lot of depths to the characters. 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    This is an excellent list this week. I’m looking forward to several of these books…


  8. No need to explain yourself re: Thrawn. Who can resist this book, especially when he’s teamed up with Vader?!


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