Bookish Wednesday: Books to Watch for in 2017

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This week for Bookish Wednesday I’ve got a list of books to look forward to. It’s Books to Watch for in 2017!

Etched in Bone, The Others series, by Anne Bishop: This is the latest book in an awesome Urban Fantasy series, if you haven’t been reading it yet you need to. It’ll release on March 7th, 2017. Possibly the final book in the series, we’ll see.

Silence Fallen, the Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs: This is the 10th entry in another amazing Urban Fantasy series. I’m looking forward to it, as Mercy has always been a favorite heroine of mine.

Oathbringer, Stormlight Archives, by Brandon Sanderson: Another in the Cosmere Mega-series, this is releasing sometime this year in the fall.

Cold Reign, Jane Yellowrock series, by Faith Hunter: This will be the 11th in this Urban Fantasy series, another female heroine I enjoy quite a bit.

Honorable Mentions:

Peace Talks, Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher: It’ll be the 16th book in the series, hopefully it’ll be out this year, but I said that last year too.

Doors of Stone, Kingkiller Chronicle, by Patrick Rothfuss: I really hope this releases this year, but again I said that last year. Maybe it’ll come true, at least I’ll have something else to look forward to, in this year that has been anything but hopeful thus far.

Winds of Winter, A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones), by George R. R. Martin: Supposedly it’ll release this year, I’ll believe it when I see though.

That’s it for this week’s Bookish Wednesday, are there any books I missed that you feel I should’ve included? Leave a comment with their names below!

 

 

Book Series Wednesday: A Song of Ice and Fire, or A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin

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This week we are taking a break from the Cosmere works by Brandon Sanderson and doing another series by another master in the field of Fantasy, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

Plot Synopsis: The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world where seasons last for years contributing to the circumstances. Centuries before the events of the first novel, the Seven Kingdoms on the continent Westeros were united under several generations of the Targaryen dynasty, who wielded the power of fire-breathing dragons until their apparent extinction. The last Targaryen king was killed in a rebellion of feudal lords led by a young Robert Baratheon some fourteen years before the events of the first novel. Following the conclusion of the rebellion, Robert became king.

Plot: It was based off the historical War of the Roses, so if you know your history you are going to understand when I say that I can’t go into too much detail. This series isn’t my typical genre of Fantasy, it’s called Low-Fantasy and I tend to dislike Low-Fantasy because if you are doing Fantasy you might as well include magic and what not. That said this series has very little magic in it, some may like it like that, I personally find it lacking.

Characters: The characters in this series are very well written, I personally find Ned to be my favorite, with Jon Snow being my second. Everyone and their grandmother hates Joffrey.

Overall: If you can get over the epic 6+ year wait between books you might be able to deal with this series. I personally can’t and won’t read any further books in the series. I’m not going to support an author who takes that long to write a 1,000 page book, when others like Sanderson or Rothfuss do it better than Martin does and in much quicker times.

For those who like: Less fantastical fantasy, intricate characters, an author who takes forever and loves to keep you waiting.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

 

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