Books I would like to read until the end of the year
My list of new books I want to read by the end of the year. I hope I'll find the time, because my little dragons rarely leave me time for my favorite pastime. Namely, diving into the world of fantasy, new worlds, colorful characters and epic battles.
And before I share the list, I want to share a dream of mine. I wish bookstores would start selling sets of paperbacks and ebooks, not for others, but it's more convenient. Let's say you're reading a thick book with 8-900 pages and you need to travel. It would be much more convenient to buy the compact book reader than to take a book with 900 pages :)
There you have it, the wish list:
The Hero of Ages
The assassination of the ruler ends the Final Empire. Sounds about right - but is it? For now that the mists are back and far more devastating, now that the soot falls are more frequent and the quakes stronger, Vin and Misery begin to doubt. Long, long ago, Gibelta, one of the ancient beings who created this world, was promised the right to destroy it. Now that Vin has been tricked into releasing them at the Well of Ascension4, Gibelta apparently wants to put his plan into action.
The final part of the trilogy fulfills all the promises made in the first two books. Countless secrets are revealed, events from the first chapters of the series are explained, and surprises and unexpected twists surprise the reader like fireworks. All this leads to a finale that can't be surpassed in audacity and originality, a finale that will make you feel like waking up from an incredible dream.
The Well of Ascension
The evil has changed. And the war has just begun...
They accomplish the impossible by overthrowing a god-like being whose cruel reign has lasted a thousand years.
It's up to Vin, a girl from the street who has become the most powerful Mistborn, and Elend Venture, a young, idealistic nobleman who loves her, to build a new, healthy society on the ashes of the empire.
But no sooner have they begun than they are attacked by three entire armies. Luthadel is besieged, and when all seems lost, an ancient legend gives them hope. But no one knows where the Well of Ascension is or what power it contains.
Perhaps it will turn out that getting rid of the ruler was the easy part. The great challenge will be to survive his fall.
Majestic, epic fantasy... Sanderson masterfully takes traditional paths and then turns them on their head without disappointing. He knows how to create real worlds and real, suffering, struggling characters.
Mistborn. Wax and Wayne 4: The Lost Metal
Return to the world of Scadrial with the new New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson. The second era of the Mistborn series, which began with The Alloy of Law, comes to a harrowing conclusion in The Lost Metal.
Doom is near, and Elendel needs its heroes once again. An ancient evil is awakening and threatening to turn the world into ashes and ruins. An unknown god wants to take over the planet and take the place of Harmony, the protector of Scadrial.
A series of kidnappings of people with hidden allomantic abilities in their blood again attracts the attention of the guardians of order. The key to solving the mystery lies deep underground, and Detective Marasi Colms is determined to uncover the truth.
But the world is also in desperate need of protectors on the surface. Wax and Wayne nip at Cory's heels to prevent the biggest criminal attack yet, one that will unleash unprecedented destruction.
Secret arts and technologies, investigations and political intrigue intertwine as gods and heroes from distant worlds change the fate of the entire cosmos in the epic finale of Era Two of the Mistborn series.
Queen of Shadows
The Queen Returns
Everyone the Queen of Shadows loves has been taken from her. But now she finally returns to the realm to seek revenge, save her once glorious kingdom, and face the shadows of her past... She has accepted being Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But to reclaim her throne, she must fight.
For her cousin, a warrior who is ready to die for her. For her friend - a young man banished to a monstrous prison. And for his people, enslaved by a cruel king, waiting for the triumphant return of their lost queen.
In the fourth installment of the magnificent Throne of Glass series, the king's assassin continues the journey to his great destiny. Captivating action, impressive new characters and a heartbreaking romance. In Queen of Shadows, the magic continues...
That's it at least for the remaining 4 months of the year, fingers crossed :)