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.