Hello dear readers,
I hope you are all well and coping okay during this unprecedented coronavirus period. I’m well, thanks for asking, and I’m now nearly seven months sober!
This post is probably for me more than anyone else who has come across this page. I’m terrible at sticking to a reading order and there always seems to be more and more incredible books that I want to check out. I’ve had to be brutal to myself and say that I can’t accept any books to review until all the books on this page have been read and reviewed.
One or two of these novels have embargo dates where I can’t review them until that point. A couple of the books here will require re-reads as my memories of the previous books in the series are foggy at best. A few of these books are door-stopping monsters too! (I’m looking at you XX, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, and Rhythm of War.)
I also think that this line-up of books that I have to review is one of the finest line-ups that I’ve ever had since I started reviewing books about 3 years ago.
So without further ado, these are the books that I’ll read and review over the next few months. I think I’m reviewing them all for Grimdark Magazine so they will end up on your pages too dear humble hobbly blog… eventually. WordPress block editor annoys me so I only tend to update you about once a month now. Cheerio and happy reading.
James A. Tivendale
Andrzej Sapkowski (trans. by David French) – The Tower of Fools (The Hussite Trilogy #1)
Tags: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Polish Literature, Historical Fantasy
Notes: Can’t post reviews until the first week in October.
Evan Winter – The Fires of Vengeance (The Burning #2)
Tags: Fantasy, Adult, Epic Fantasy, Dragons
Notes: Have recently re-read The Rage of Dragons. Loved it even more the second time. Can’t post reviews until at least September.
Steven Holstaken & Melissa Prusi – Stoker’s Wilde West (Stoker’s Wilde #2)
Tags: Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural, Vampires, Historical Fiction
Den Patrick – Witchsign, Stormtide and Nightfall
Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, High Fantasy, Magic
Notes: Will read these books quite quickly as may be interviewing Patrick early October.
Garth Nix – The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Tags: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Books about Books, Urban Fantasy
Christopher Paolini – To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Tags: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Adult, Fantasy
R. F. Kuang – The Burning God (The Poppy War #3)
Tags: Fantasy, Adult, Historical Fiction, Epic Fantasy
Notes: Will probably re-read The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic prior to reading this.
Matthew Harffy – Wolf of Wessex
Tags: Historical Fiction, Medieval, Fantasy, Mystery
Sarah A. Denzil – You Are Invited: A Ghost Story
Tags: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal
Brandon Sanderson – Rhythm of War
Tags: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy
Rian Hughes – XX
Tags: Science Fiction, Design, Fiction, Graphic Novel
Bernard Cornwell – The Empty Throne (The Last Kingdom #6)
Tags: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Medieval
Nadia Afifi – The Sentient
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Dystopian
Tom Lloyd – God of Night (The God Fragments #4)
Tags: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Magic