Here’s a few books I’m planning to read:
Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson
I’m a Sanderson fan, but this book has sat in my unread pile for around a year. I read the first two books in the series (The Way of Kings, and Words of Radiance) and really enjoyed them. Both are around 1000 pages long and… let’s just say that I’m starting to forget some of the finer plot details, minor characters, etc.
So I was reluctant to start Oathbringer knowing I’d be in a partial fog for most/all of it.
However, I found a solution. First, refresh my memory by reading chapter summaries (TWoK, WoR) and skim over Tor’s re-reads of both (TWoK, WoR). That’ll set me up to read Oathbringer remember enough to make sense of it. Just to make sure, perhaps I’ll follow along the Tor re-read too.
Bared Blade, by Kelly McCullough
Bared Blade is the sequel to Broken Blade, a novel I really enjoyed.
I’ll just copy the Amazon blurb for the book:
Once a fabled Blade of Namara, Aral Kingslayer fought for justice and his goddess alongside his familiar, a living shadow called Triss. Now with their goddess murdered and her temple destroyed, they are among the last of their kind. Surviving on the fringes of society, Aral becomes a drunken, broken, and wanted man, working whatever shadowy deal comes his way. Until a mysterious woman hires him to deliver a secret message-one that can either redeem him or doom him.
I read this earlier in the year and the main character inspired me to play a Nightblade in ESO. 😉 The idea of a stealthy knife and bow fighter that also had some magic ability resonated while I was reading so that’s the character I created and am questing in Summerset with.