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.