Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Poll Time!!!

Nothing like starting off the year with a good poll. I'm having some trouble on figuring what to read next. Well, Burn is next, but you get the idea. It's about time for another epic fantasy. I've been reading through The Wheel of Time slowly, but surely, and when I'm done with all of them, I'll post up a series of fifteen reviews for the entire series plus the prequel. So that's taken care of.

Here are the candidates:

Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks. I've already read and enjoyed the first book in Weeks's Night Angel Trilogy and found the tale of an assassin to be nicely character driven. I would love to see what happens to Kylar next in this twisted series.

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie. I enjoyed the start of his First Law Trilogy, and I absolutely adored Before They Are Hanged. I doubt the ending to this series will be truly happy, but I have a feeling it will really satisfy.

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. I've heard many a wonderful thing about Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen epic of soon to be ten books, and I really want to see what everyone's talking about. It sounds unorthodox and exciting, and I'll read it soon even if it doesn't win. Just not as soon.

Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill. I only have one book to go in the Icemark Chronicles, and I want to see what happens to the cast in the end of it all. My guess: a lot of dying, a lot of mythology, and a lot of glory. And it's all good.

It's up to you. You hold my fate in your hands.

The Writer


Melissa (My World) said...

What choices to make. All these books sound wonderful. I have Brent Weeks books on my shelf to be read and have not got to the second book in the First Law Trilogy, but it and the third are on my shelf as well for this year. But the big one I am going to be starting here (I am hoping at the end of the month is Gardens of the Moon too. I have heard so many great things on this series I have to read it as well. I am glad to see you have the same issue I have... not knowing where to start or go. These are all great books to have to decide over. I look forward to your thoughts on all of them!

Jamie said...

I voted for Abercrombie- based on what I know of his work. Although any of them would be wonderful choices.

David Wagner said...

Loved the finale of Abercrombie's series... I devoured it practically without pause. Can I spoil some things for you? MUAHAHAH!!!

I have the Erikson series starter on my shelf as well... maybe we can read it simultaneously and post dueling reviews!

Hope your new year is off to a good start.

The Writer said...

Well, it looks like Abercrombie is going to win. Good news, because then David won't be able to spoil it for me. :)