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?"