Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I Would Slay A Lion to Get Early! (Also, I am working on having a Top Ten Tuesday logo thing but I am not quite happy with it. Hopefully next week!)
°THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN
First up, I would literally fight someone to get a copy of this book. With books like Winds of Winter and The Doors of Stone, I try not to hold it against their respective authors that it has taken forever for their books to come out but really it has been so long that I have started to lose interest. I don’t think I would ever lose interest in the Gentleman Bastards.
°THE HOD KING
Am I ever going to shut up about how much I love Josiah Bancroft’s Books of Babel series? No, probably not. After starting it last year, this is easily one of my favorite series of all time now and I do not plan on shutting up at all.
°THE QUEEN OF CROWS
This is the sequel to Myke Cole’s The Armored Saint which came out earlier this year. I was blown away by how good that tiny little book was and I am dying to see where Heloise goes from there.
°KILL THE FARM BOY
I mean….what doesn’t sound awesome about this?? Subverted tropes in the style of The Princess Bride? Sign me up.
Nicholas Eames’ Kings of the Wyld was one of the best debuts last year so I am of course just biding my time until I can continue the story with Bloody Rose.
°THE LIGHT OF ALL THAT FALLS
This will be the final book in The Licanius Trilogy which I also started reading last year and was completely charmed by it. James Islington is in league with John Gwynne I think in that neither of their books seem to be out to re-invent fantasy but rather explore existing ideas and tropes in new, well-written ways.
After reading Jade City last month, the honest to god first thing I did was see if there was a release date for the sequel, Jade War. There is not (also no cover art yet, hence my use of the first book’s cover) but that is okay…mostly. Except that I really want to see what happens next!!!
°THE KINGDOM OF COPPER
Sequel to last year’s The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper is another book that I am not-so-patiently waiting for. A unique setting in 19th century Egypt, characters that admittedly took a little while for me to get into but once they did they jumped right off the page at me. Again, no cover art for it yet.
°KING OF ASSASSINS
Another authored that debuted last year was RJ Barker with Age of Assassins. The second book in that series, Blood of Assassins, was even better than its predecessor so I absolutely cannot wait to read the final installment in The Wounded Kingdom.
°Untitled Sequel Series
Last but certainly not least, a few weeks ago Peter V. Brett officially announced a sequel series to The Demon Cycle focusing on the teenage children of many of the characters from the original series. I couldn’t ‘find a title or cover for the first book yet so I know there is quite a ways to go until its release but I still very much want to explore more of this world.