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!
The topic this time out is: Books on my Fall 2018 TBR List!
Pretty self explanatory topic this week, so let’s get right to it.
10. Mystic Dragon – Jason Denzel
In an effort to be completely transparent, I’m going to say I probably would not be reading this novel if I hadn’t received a review copy from the publisher. However, since I have gotten a copy, I have to say taht the reviews so far have encouraged me to give this book a go, especially since everyone says the world building is superb.
Purchase Mystic Dragon (The Mystic Trilogy) at Amazon
9. In a Time of Treason – David Keck
This is another book I received a review copy of. I have been slowly but steadily working my way through book one of the series, In the Eye of Heaven, and when I’m finished I’ll be diving into this sequel. Hopefully, the pacing problems of book one escape this second volume.
Purchase In a Time of Treason at Amazon
8. The Privateer – Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes
A review copy of this book arrived in the mail a while back, and I have to say the description of swashbuckling action captured my imagination. This is definitely something I’m going to be reading before to long.
Purchase Privateer (The Dragon Corsairs) at Amazon
7. The Book of Magic – Gardner_Dozois (editor)
No, I didn’t get a review copy of this book, but if anyone from the publishing house is reading this, I’d love to. Anyway, I enjoy having a good collection of short stories around whenever I don’t have time for anything more involved, and this looks interesting.
Purchase The Book of Magic: A Collection of Stories at Amazon
6. Showdown – Ted Dekker
For many years my Christian reading friends have been telling me I should give Ted Dekker a try, raving about his amazing stories which feature classic tales of good versus evil. And I’m thinking it is about time to give the author a try.
Purchase Showdown (Paradise Series, Book 1) at Amazon
5. She Who Waits – Daniel Polansky
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, liked the second one, and could not get into this one when I first picked it up. Why the trajectory of the story has been downward for me I’m not sure, but I’d still like to see how it all ends, so I’m going to force myself to read this soon.
Purchase She Who Waits: Low Town 3 at Amazon
4. Fierce Gods – Col Buchanan
Unlike many of you, I enjoyed the first three books of Col Buchanan’s series. When I got around to opening this fourth installment though I was burned out and needed a break from this world and its problems. Still want to know what happened though, so I’m going to read this one soon.
Purchase Fierce Gods (Heart of the World) at Amazon
3. Fire & Blood – George R.R. Martin
Honestly, I’m dealing with a bad case of ASOIF withdrawal. No book in eons. No tv show this summer. It really is damn awful. At least, MArtin has seen fit to throw his fans a few scraps with this novel, which I will be happy to devour as soon as possible.
Purchase Fire & Blood at Amazon
2. Legion – Brandon Sanderson
I’m not terribly familiar with this character nor have I read the previously released novellas, but I tend to enjoy most any Brandon Sanderson book which I receive for review. And since I got this one in the mail a week or so ago, I can’t wait to give it a go and see where Sanderson takes me this time.
Purchase Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds at Amazon
1. Port of Shadows – Glen Cook
I’ve been excited for this latest installment of the Black Company series ever since I heard it announced ages ago. Can’t tell you how excited I got when I opened my mailbox and saw the Amazon envelope which I knew had my copy of this novel inside. Now I just have to finish my current book before I can start this one.
Purchase Port of Shadows: The Black Company at Amazon
I hope Showdown works for you. Personally, I enjoyed Dekker’s Thr3e more, as well as Blink (which was re-released as Blink of an Eye 4 years later to be more PC towards Muslims). He has a very large catalogue but I found him very hit and miss with everything else I’ve read by him and now pretty much don’t bother.
Legion is a lot of fun. I have yet to read anything by Glen Cook, I think I’m missing out.
The missus wrote a review on Legion, she loves Old Sandy… hope you will enjoy it too. For the rest of the books on this list, I have never seen them before
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As intriguing as Fire and Blood looks, I would have preferred that Martin concentrate in polishing The Winds of Winter and maybe make us all a splendid Christmas gift…
ASOIAF withdrawal, indeed!!!!! 😀
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