With the days already getting shorter and remarkably colder my desire for a mind boggling fantasy epic story grows. After starting this year with The Name of the Wind and Desert Spear, I read the first of Stieg Larssons Millenium triology, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. A nice change of scenery, but nothing compared to a good fantasy story. Someone recommended me Brandon Sandersons Mistborn triology which I finished last week. Not a bad story, but to me it felt a bit too long, and the ending was quite esoteric. So its an ok read, but I guess I won’t remember the story for long.
So when there is no new book in the queue, I head to Amazon, search my favorite books and check out what other people bought also. A bit frustrating since anything Joe Abercrombie leads to Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Brent Weeks, and some other names I already know. Brent Weeks has a new one out, Black Prism, but currently there is no way to get an ebook version in Switzerland. Pisses me off, but well… Be patient padawan.
So my current read is from Michael J. Sullivan, The Crown Conspiracy. Its the first part of the Riyria Revelations which comes in six parts. According to the authors website all books are already written, but so far only four have been published. The fifth should follow next month. Can’t say much about the story yet, but at least its written in a funny, ironic style. By far no Joe Abercrombie, but I guess it’ll make me laugh. Speaking of Joe. Next year The Heroes should be out. I guess I won’t be that lucky again, and get a signed copy before the release date. Patrick Rothfuss next one should also be out next year… I hope the Riyria Revelations keep me busy until then.