As some of you might recall, 2017 was not a great year for my fantasy genre reading with all of five books read that entire year. I was hopeful that the slump was just a fluke and 2018 would be the year I bounced back.
Dear reader, IT GOT WORSE. I'll finish this year with all of three fantasy novels under my belt. Three, as in more than two and less than four. Yikes. So what were the three books?
Having said that, I have been reading different novels over the past year. More like sampling, really. One of those books is Raymond E. Feist's newest work, King of Ashes. It's different from the Riftwar books I've read. It feels more, I don't know, up to date? It's much more violent and adult than what the Riftwar trilogy felt like.
Brandon Sanderson is another writer I've been checking out. Warbreaker looks interesting and I want to give Mistborn another shot. The Way of Kings is daunting because of it's sheer size, but I'm willing to give it a try.
I'm currently reading The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. Different in some ways, familiar in others, both mixed in a way that's appealing.
2018 has been a pretty crappy year in general and so all I can is here's to a much better 2019.