Welcome to Top Three Thursday! This is a weekly feature I’ve decided to host from this day forward. A day where I can post a short list on different topics I’ve been thinking about. The focus this time out is: WHY SHOULD I READ THESE!
Yes, you guessed it: a day where someone (maybe you!) can try to convince me to give certain fantasy books/series a try. But I have to warn you it’s going to be tough to do. The reason is I’m already leaning toward not reading them.
Wait though. Don’t give up yet. I just wanted to warn you to bring your best, give it your all, because there is still a shot at changing my mind. Obviously, I found these books appealing enough to consider, so there is a small ember of interest which one of you could fan into a flame of desire!
3. TIMELESS by R.A. SALVATORE
It wasn’t too terribly long ago (October 2016) when the conclusion to The Legend of Drizzt hit shelves; Mr. Salvatore tying up most of the long running series plot threads and leaving our hero in a place of peace with a new life before him. But now we have another Drizzt book. *SIGH* At this point, I can’t really care, because I’ve already said my goodbyes to this character and all my other favorites. Can anyone convince me why I should feel excited about this release?
Purchase Timeless: A Drizzt Novel at Amazon
Mr. Maresca is a damn prolific writer with around 9 Maradaine novels already (or soon to be) in publication. Obviously, there are loads of fans for his work, lovers of this world and the fantasy characters he has created. Problem is that I can’t get very excited about diving into any of these stories. I’ve read reviews of more than a few of them, tried to talk myself in giving one a go, but the descriptions always put me off. I’m thinking I’m just not the target audience for this series, which is fine, but I decided I’d let you guys try to persuade me otherwise.
Purchase Lady Henterman’s Wardrobe at Amazon
Initially I was pretty excited for this novel: Mr. Bennett having delivered some solid stories with his The Divine Cities series. Then I started reading the early reviews for this book,, and while those reviews were very positive they left me feeling a bit underwhelmed. My main problem was that most reviewers talk about what a wonderful job the author did of scientifically explaining his magic system of scrying (i.e. the process of making an item believe it is something else). While that sounds cool, the actual plot sounds like every other YA fantasy published this decade, which isn’t cool. Tell me why I’m wrong.
Purchase Foundryside: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy) at Amazon
Okay, I’ve laid my proverbial cards out on the table, shown my hand, so now take a turn trying to convince me I’m wrong and should be excited about any or all of these three books/series. I dare you!