This Week in Reading: Scandinavian Inspired Epic Fantasy, A Magical Contest, and Vengeance?

Hi all! This week will be pretty busy for me as I organize prize stuff for a book contest I run, so I probably won’t get to reading as much as normal.

I’ll be starting (finally! yay!) The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers. Pretty excited about this one and looking forward to diving into it. Here’s a short description from Goodreads:

A former warrior caught between gods and priests must fight for the survival of his family in this dark epic fantasy debut, set in a harsh arctic world inspired by Scandinavian indigenous cultures.

In audio I’m finishing up A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. So far I love this one. It’s a loose sequel to The Star-Touched Queen in that it has one of the same characters, but it’s not really a direct sequel in that it’s a brand new story in and of itself. Description from Goodreads:

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Since I’ll be finished up that audiobook fairly quickly I have Nevernight by Jay Kristoff queued up on overdrive. To be honest I really don’t know much about this one but a couple of other bloggers I’m friends with were chatting about it on twitter and from their conversation I thought ‘I need to check this out’ and here we are. (If you’re curious, just search the hashtag #awkwardnevernight hahaha.) Here’s the description:

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

So it sounds like I have a pretty interesting week ahead of me as far as reading goes. What is everyone else reading this week? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Scandinavian Inspired Epic Fantasy, A Magical Contest, and Vengeance?

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  1. The Song of All sounds pretty good to me, I love the sound of the Scandinavian inspiration. I don’t think I’ve seen that one- will have to check it out!

  2. I just finished The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso and really enjoyed it. Also finished Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman, (really enjoyed that one as well) and havent really decided what to dive into next. I have a copy of The Song of All, so am curious to hear what you think of it

    1. The Defiant Heir sounds intriguing just based on the title, I’ll have to look at that one.

      Oh! Btw, I finished the Falconer trilogy by Elizabeth May. You recced that to me, right?

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