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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Spotlight on the Three Major Fantasy Series Debuts of 2012, Anthony Ryan, David Hair and Miles Cameron (with comments by Liviu Suciu)

Hoping that next week I will be able to resume the usual postings and finally review three important books of 2012, including two identical titles but with opposite gender title character leads and authors and what is my top sf of the year, I would like to remind everyone of these three fantastic series debuts of 2012. All sophisticated, all with great promise for much more and all very well written and of course top 25 titles of 2012.

"An epic fantasy exploring themes of conflict, loyalty and religious faith. Vaelin Al Sorna, Brother of the Sixth Order, has been trained from childhood to fight and kill in service to the Faith. Ensnared in an unjust war by a king possessed of either madness or genius, Vaelin seeks to answer the question that will decide the fate of the Realm: …who is the one who waits?" 

"Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade.

The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on 'crusades' of conquest.

Now the third Moontide is almost here and, this time, the people of the East are ready for a fight ... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world"

Read FBC Review of The Red Knight (upcoming asap - Goodreads thoughts HERE)

"Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.

Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.

It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with.

Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war. . ."


M. R. Mathias said...

There are a lot of books with the words "Blood" and "Red" in the title this year.

Liviu said...

That's true but that is fantasy's scope - epic so bloody, red and dangerous

M. R. Mathias said...

Ha Ha... Yes. All of mine have Dragon, Wizard, or some-such in the title so I wasn't complaining. Just pointing out the current trend. :-)

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