Just a heads up for everybody. Tor.com is giving away free copies of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson right now until tomorrow. Just put in your email address and they’ll send you an email with the link. Since I haven’t read this massive book yet I’m very happy about this and can’t wait to get started.
It’s finally happened. I read the first book of the Mistborn trilogy! If you’re newly joining us and haven’t enjoyed this delectable delight, head on over here to get caught up, because there will be spoilers!
Title: The Final Empire Series: Mistborn Trilogy; Book 1 Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: UU, Unique Magic Synopsis: The Final Empire controls the known world and rules with a tyrannical iron fist. A group of professional thieves turn revolutionaries have the best chance in the last thousand years to fracture the Empires hold. Their job is near-impossible. How do you bring down a government that has stood for a thousand years? More importantly, how do you kill a god? Recommendation: Mature content with a similar reading level. Late teens would be our suggestion.
Finding decent covers for these books has been disturbingly hard. It’s like they don’t want people to see them or use them in their reviews. A good cover image can really sell a book, so it seems counter-intuitive to make them hard to find.
Title: Brian’s Hunt Series: Brian’s Saga; Book 5 Author: Gary Paulsen Genre: Fiction, Survival Audience: Teen ROTS Setting: CU, Canada Synopsis: We find Brian still in the Canadian wilderness, picking up right where we left him. Recommendation: Perfect for Teens. This book is recommended, but note that this book assumes that the events of all 4 previous books took place.
Here it is! The book I’ve been hyping for the last month.
Title: Dragonwatch Series: Fablehaven Adventure Series; Book 1 Author: Brandon Mull Genre: Fantasy Audience: Youth/Teen ROTS Setting: EU, Modern, Magic, Fairies, Demons Synopsis: In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.
No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. In ancient times, Dragonwatch was a group of wizards, enchantresses, dragon slayers, and others who originally confined the majority of dragons into sanctuaries. But nearly all of the original Dragonwatch members are gone, and so the wizard Agad reaches out to Grandpa Sorenson for help. […] Recommendation: Highly recommend this series, and strongly encourage reading the Fablehaven series first. Early teens and up can easily handle this book. I advise moderate caution with younger readers as there are some darker themes.
Title: Morning Star Series: Red Rising Trilogy; Book 3 Author: Pierce Brown Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi Audience: Adult ROTS Setting: Alternate Future, Synopsis: Darrow survives the coup, but is taken by the Jackel. What you imagine the Jackel does he does and Darrow suffers. Darrow is broken down to nothing and then must rebuild himself into a new man, or the man he once was. Recommendation: I do not “Recommendation:” this book. It built up my hopes and then dashed them all away. To build them up again and then have them crashed on the rocks of reality. Of course, this book is only really for adults. It is nice though to have the series finished, now at least I can sleep at night.