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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Wyrd & Wonder Edition – #Wyrdandwonder

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point, ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic concerned the ten most recent reads – possibly with a one-line comment about the story – and I decided to adapt it for Wyrd & Wonder, showcasing the ten fantasy books I most enjoyed in the past few months.

THE SHADOW OF THE GODS, by John Gwynne

A breath-taking story of loyalty and courage in a fascinating Norse setting.

THE FALL OF KOLI, by M.R. Carey

The poignant end to a coming of age story and journey of discovery in a post-apocalyptic world.

BEST SERVED COLD, by Joe Abercrombie

Revenge does not warm your heart and it steals your soul, but makes for a gripping story…

THE MASK OF MIRRORS, by M.A. Carrick

Adventure and treachery, conspiracies and politics – and a city steeped in magic.

CALL OF THE BONE SHIPS, by R.J. Barker

Sailing ships made of dragon bones, avian windcallers and crews you come to love and care for.

HOW TO RULE AND EMPIRE AND GET AWAY WITH IT, by K.J. Parker

From mediocre playwright to city ruler: sometimes destiny has a strange sense of humor…

THE OBSIDIAN TOWER, by Melissa Caruso

Her touch is death, but her heart is in the right place, and friends can make a huge difference.

FOUNDRYSIDE, by Robert Jackson Bennett

A ninja-like thief and a talking key for a once-in-a-lifetime heist.

MOONTANGLED, by Stephanie Burgis

Another adventure in the alternate England where women rule and man practice magic – but not always.

BLOOD OF EMPIRE, by Brian McClellan

The last (?) book about the Powder Mages: a bittersweet goodbye to a great saga.

14 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY: Wyrd & Wonder Edition – #Wyrdandwonder

    1. Of course I agree on your display of beating hearts for those two books, although – strangely enough – mine beat more strongly, in both cases, for characters who are not at the center of it all: the Gullaime for Bone Ships and, of course, Monono for the Koli saga… 😉

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  1. Think I want to read every book on this list except for Foundryside (which I DNF’d cos really hated it haha) and Moontangled, which probs just isn’t my thing. Though I suspect I’d probs actually enjoy Moontangled if I actually read it, I’ve done that a few times with books I assumed “aren’t my thing”, like The House in the Cerulean Sea and Sourdough, both books I ended up really enjoying 🙂

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    1. It the cover for “Moontangled” (or any other book in that series) leads you to fear about sappy romance, stop worrying because that’s not the case – and I’m one to run at warp speed away from sappy romance! It’s light and fun and yes, there is some touch or romance involved, but it’s so light and breezy that you will not even notice it 😉

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