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It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is super easy, it’s just about answering 3 questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie – it’s the conclusion to the First Law trilogy, and so far I’m really enjoying it. This is a grimdark fantasy series that follows a whole cast of morally gray characters and the inevitable war that’s brewing in the north.
Abercrombie has a way of creating messy, complicated, gray characters that you can’t help but side with. Logan Ninefingers is a barbarian with a bloody past he’s trying to escape, only to realize he may need to be the Blood-Nine again if there’s going to be an end to this war. Superior Glokta finds himself in the middle of a political quagmire, having to rely on torture and threats to find his way out. And Jezal dan Luthar is promoted beyond his skill level and still dealing with the whims of the Baz, First of the Magi, and his plan to save the world.
I still don’t love the way Abercrombie writes his female characters, but I want to see how this trilogy wraps up. And I plan to continue on with this world.
“People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.”
I just finished Starsight by Brandon Sanderson, and I absolutely loved it. But, this isn’t really a surprise since I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Sanderson so far.
Starsight is the second installment in his YA Science Fiction/Space Opera series about a planet full of humans who are stranded and constantly under threat of attack from alien ships. Our main character Spensa is a wannabe pilot, who also happens to be the daughter of the most famous deserter in DDF history. Which is especially bad given that the people of Detritus value courage and bravery above all else.
Sanderson’s characterizations in this book are super, and Spensa’s growth was so fun to watch. I loved the discussions about what it means to be alive and to have humanity when it comes to other alien races and specifically with AIs. And, if this isn’t enough to get you to pick this book up, Spensa has a “pet” called Doomslug.
I looped us after an enemy ship. “Did you just say the words resigned sigh?”
“I find human non-linguistic communications to be too easily misinterpreted” he said. “So I’m experimenting with ways to make them more explicit.”
“Doesn’t that defeat the purpose?”
“Obviously not. Dismissive eye-roll.”
My next read is definitely going to be The Light of All That Falls by James Islington. This is the conclusion to the Licanius trilogy.
Here’s the blurb for the first book: As a student of the Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war fought – and lost – before he was born. Despised by most beyond the school walls, he and those around him are all but prisoners as they attempt to learn control of the Gift. Worse, as Davian struggles with his lessons, he knows that there is further to fall if he cannot pass his final tests.
But when Davian discovers he has the ability to wield the forbidden power of the Augurs, he sets into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. And to the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is…
All this books are 500+ pages, but Islington’s writing is so accessible and the books read so fast. I can’t wait to see how things end for Davian, Weir, Ashe, and Caden.
What about you? Are you currently reading anything fantastic that I just have to add to my TBR?
Happy Reading ♥