Three Books I am reading: January 2018

A new segment! This will not be a large article, it is just me talking a little bit about the books I am currently reading during the months ahead. Adds more content anyway!

This gives you guys an idea of what I am currently reading as well. All are awesome reads, and I recommend you all come and give them a go!

 

The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie 

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Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood.

That already signed me up, and I have heard amazing things about the series. I got the first trilogy in paperback for Christmas, and I cannot wait to get stuck into the series. I’m barely a tenth into the Blade Itself so far, and I’m enjoying it. The worldbuilding is solid, the writing makes me want to know more, and Logen Ninefingers seems like the kind of guy I would go out for drinks with.

What else is there to love?

Wrath, by John Gwynne 

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The final part of the Faithful and the Fallen series, this is a book I actually still need to buy. It is at the top of my purchase list, because I have to know how it ends!

Ruin’s ending was brutal in the similar fashion of the Red Wedding from A Song of Ice and Fire, to the point I looked up from my Kindle and just went: “Really? You do that after giving me so much hope!”

It’s probably bad I care more for animals in fantasy then I do actual humans. I’m such a nice writer and reader, aren’t I?

I seriously recommend this series, and I cannot wait to get started on the final book in this series. I have A Time of Dread on my shelf just begging to be read, but I cannot start until I finish Wrath. Let’s do this!

 

 

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith-Spark

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With some of the most incredible prose I have ever read in a book, this is one hell of a debut! I’m about 20% through this so far and while at times I am struggling with the strange way the prose comes out of the page, the imagery is so vivid it feels like I am watching a movie, not reading a book. Anna, you have got something incredible here (and I still do not have whiskey while reading your book. I know, It is a travesty!) 

 

 

Come and have a look! I’m enjoying my reading so far this year. Tune in during the week for another article on worldbuilding!

 

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