Poll - Eager meter 2014

Monday, October 7, 2013

In the last poll, I shared with you compulsive side of me, my urge to buy books I want to read as soon as they are available.  Hopefully, we are not in the majority as the results for the poll are:

Waiting for deal  -  37%
First day buy  -  22%
Used books  -  16%
Borrow from library  -  12%
Pre-Order  -  11%

I have never been watchful for deals on books before the e-book era but with the news going around quickly now with the help of social media, I admit that I couldn't resist some very interesting deals recently.

What do you think of the results?


It's that time of the year!

As I did the past years (the book you were the most eager for in 2013 was Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's A Memory of Light, the final opus of the Wheel of Time), I wanted to ask you about the Fantasy books with a 2014 release date you are most eager for.  You can pick more that one of them in the poll.

Even if I'm a big Malazan fan, I still haven't read the last Esslemont novel and I don't know what to think about the finale of his storylines of the Malazan world.  The new series by Mark Lawrence should be interesting and the second book of Miles Cameron is also quite appealing.  However, my top five (in no particular order) would be Sworn in Steel, The Unholy Consult, The Widow's House, The Broken Eye and Words of Radiance.

The list doesn't include many debut authors (only Staveley and Smylie) but I'll be sure to bring more of them to the spotlight as the year progresses.  K.J. Parker next book is set for 2015, The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle book 4) by Peter V Brett doesn't have an official date, we have no news for The Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicles book 3) by Patrick Rothfuss and The Winds of Winter (ASoIaF book 6) by George R. R. Martin, no news for Anthony Huso, Paul Kearney, Col Buchanan, Brian Ruckley's The Free and Bradley P. Beaulieu new series may be released late 2014.

Here's the list but feel free to add more titles:

Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin book 2) by Douglas Hulick
Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder's Arc book 2) by Jeff Salyards
Throne of the Crescent Moon book 2 by Saladin Ahmed
The Unholy Consult (The Aspect Emperor book 3) by R. Scott Bakker
Moon's Artifice by Tom Lloyd
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
A Dance of Shadows by David Dalglish
The Broken Eye (Lightbringer book 3) by Brent Weeks
The Widow's House (The Dagger and the Coin book 4) by Daniel Abraham
He Drank, and Saw the Spider (Eddie LaCrosse book 5) by Alex Bledsoe
Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive book 2) by Brandon Sanderson
Steles of the Sky (Eternal Sky book 3) by Elizabeth Bear
Blood and Iron (The Book Of The Black Earth book 1) by Jon Sprunk
The Fell Sword (Traitor Son cycle book 2) by Miles Cameron
The Dark Defiles (A Land fit for Heroes book 3) by Richard Morgan
Spellbreaker (Spellwright book 3) by Blake Charlton
The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes
The Splintered Gods by Stephen Deas
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War book 1) by Mark Lawrence
The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage trilogy book 2) by Brian McClellan
Assail by Ian Cameron Esslemont
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow book 2) by Anthony Ryan
Sword of the North (Grim Company book 2) by Luke Scull
Fall of Light (Kharkanas trilogy book 2) by Steven Erikson
The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley
The Barrow by Mark Smylie

"Which books are you most eager to read in 2014?"


John said...

I voted for :

Veil of the Deserters (Bloodsounder's Arc book 2) by Jeff Salyards
The Broken Eye (Lightbringer book 3) by Brent Weeks
The Widow's House (The Dagger and the Coin book 4) by Daniel Abraham
Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive book 2) by Brandon Sanderson
The Fell Sword (Traitor Son cycle book 2) by Miles Cameron
Spellbreaker (Spellwright book 3) by Blake Charlton
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War book 1) by Mark Lawrence
Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow book 2) by Anthony Ryan

Col Buchanan's 3rd book in the ‘Heart of the World’ series will be published in 2014 according to the comments on publisher site - http://torbooks.co.uk/2013/08/29/adam-nevill-new-look-cover-for-house-of-small-shadows/

So i'm looking forward to that also.

Other books i'm looking forward to in 2014 :

Arcanum by Simon Morden
A Different Kingdom by Paul Kearney
Son of the Morning by Mark Alder
The Waking Engine (The Ruby Naught #1) by David Edison
Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats #1) by Sebastien de Castell
Working God's Mischief(Instrumentalities of the Night #4) by Glen Cook
The Shattered Crown (Steelhaven #2) by Richard Ford
The Boy With the Porcelain Blade (Erebus Sequence #1) by Den Patrick
Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson
The Silk Map (Gaunt and Bone #2) by Chris Willrich
Valkyrie's Song (Wolfsangel #4) by M.D. Lachlan
Dust and Light (The Sanctuary Duet #1) by Carol Berg
Immolation (Children #1) by Ben Peek
The Knight (High Kingdom #1) by Pierre Pevel
The Dragon House (Wild Hunt Quartet #4) by Elspeth Cooper

Phil said...

Thanks for the info John, I'm glad to hear that Buchanan's next book should be out next year, I have been waiting for news on this one.

From your list, I'm also looking forward to The Silk Map, Pierre Pevel The Knight (forgot to mention them). Again, thanks for adding titles to the list!

stephen crawford said...

Great list and a lot to look forward to in 2014. As always, I am ready for the next Terry Brooks installment which will be The High Druid's Blade (March 2014). It's going to be a different take on the Shannara legacy.

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