2012 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy

Monday, November 5, 2012

This is the time for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. The opening round will end on November 10th.

The winners in Fantasy for the last years were:

2011 - A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
2010 - Towers of Midnight by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan
2009 - Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris.

The nominees for 2012 are :

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
The Traitor Queen by Trudi Caravan
The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham
City of Dragons by Robin Hobb
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop
The Woman who died a lot by Jasper Fforde
Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan
Some kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
Casket of Souls by Lynn Flewelling

My choice right now would be King of Thorns followed by Throne of the Crescent Moon but I still haven't finished The Blinding Knife and The King's Blood...  What's yours?


Joshua Lowe said...

I'm continuing my crusade to discover whether Saladin Ahmed is in position of some kind of brainwashing device and has employed it to believe his book is anything more than complete garbage.

You know there are so books you think are bad and other think they're great. It's all a matter of opinion - we are all individuals and I totally respect and even cherish that.

However, Throne of the Crescent Moon is one book that I refusing to let slide. It is so woefully, tragically bad that I am convinced that people who list it as the years best fantasy have either read a different book to me, or were on some kind of illicit drug.

In the words of one of Australia's most ironically cherished politicians, 'Please explain'!

Unknown said...

Wow, I've not read a single one of those :( I need to up my reading game and then some!


Anonymous said...

Well, I'm certainly not voting for Terry Goodkind...

Phil said...

@Josh: You found Throne of the Crescent Moon that bad? In every aspects or was there something that nagged at you more?

Unknown said...

King of Thorns then The Blinding Knife.

Anonymous said...

King of Thorns, The Blinding Knife, and The King's Blood were all excellent. However, I'd give it to Michael J. Sullivan for Percepliquis.

Besides being a phenomenal book in its own right, it would be like Perter Jackson's LOTR: The Return of the King winning Best Picture and Best Director. Yes, it was great, but it is also a capstone to an amazing series.

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