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Down The TBR Hole #2

Hello readers!

It’s that time, again. I have decided to let go of some books from my Goodreads TBR. It might hurt, it might not. Who really knows. One thing I know for sure, my very first post in this one hurt me and I have a feeling that I will always be a little bit hurt whenever I do this.

Oh, well, let’s just start, shall we?


The Creator and the Rules

This was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story — she has a new blog though called Sunflowers and Wonder!

  1. Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  4. Read the synopses of the books.
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
  6. Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!


Book #1
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan

Summary : Age of Myth inaugurates another six-book series set in Elan.

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.

Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun.

Verdict: Keep!

This book still intrigues me enough and also, I have always wanted to read something by Michael J. Sullivan. I have the e-book too. So I really have no excuse. I chose this one instead of his other books mostly because it sounds pretty brilliant but I have also heard that his other series has pretty much the best bromance ever. Oh, well. I am still gonna keep it.

Book #2
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N. K. Jemisin

Summary : This is the way the world ends. Again.

Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.

Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land. Without sunlight, clean water, or arable land, and with limited stockpiles of supplies, there will be war all across the Stillness: a battle royale of nations not for power or territory, but simply for the basic resources necessary to get through the long dark night. Essun does not care if the world falls apart around her. She’ll break it herself, if she must, to save her daughter.

Verdict: Keep!

Heck yes!! I am currently reading The Inheritance trilogy and I am loving it. I cannot wait to finish reading this and also get to this one because I have heard nothing but great things. The concept really is interesting too.

Book #3
The Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard #1) by Tad Williams

Summary: New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! • Volume One of The Last King of Osten Ard

The Dragonbone Chair, the first volume of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, was published in hardcover in October, 1988, launching the series that was to become one of the seminal works of modern epic fantasy. Many of today’s top-selling fantasy authors, from Patrick Rothfuss to George R. R. Martin to Christopher Paolini credit Tad with being the inspiration for their own series.

Now, twenty-four years after the conclusion of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Tad returns to his beloved universe and characters with The Witchwood Crown, the first novel in the long-awaited sequel trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard.

Thirty years have passed since the events of the earlier novels, and the world has reached a critical turning point once again. The realm is threatened by divisive forces, even as old allies are lost, and others are lured down darker paths. Perhaps most terrifying of all, the Norns—the long-vanquished elvish foe—are stirring once again, preparing to reclaim the mortal-ruled lands that once were theirs….

Verdict: Keep!

I think I can never part with this one because I am still in love with the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy too much to let go of the world. I also have the e-book too! I am hoping I might have a paperback but it’s only sometimes available, I think. Still, absolutely not removing this one.

Book #4
The Heart of What Was Lost (The Last King of Osten Ard #0.5) by Tad Williams

Summary: The Heart of What Was Lost takes place in the half-year after the end of To Green Angel Tower, and tells of the attempt by Isgrimnur and a force largely made up of Rimmersgard soldiers to destroy the remaining Norns as they flee back to their homeland and their mountain. It also answers some questions about what actually happened in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Green Angel Tower.

Verdict: Keep!

I think this one is also staying for the same reasons as stated above. So, yeah. Not ready to let go of this world.

Book #5
The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) by G. R. R. Martin

Summary: The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, omitting at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these cliffhangers “very early” in The Winds of Winter, saying “I’m going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen—the battle of Slaver’s Bay. And then take it from there.”

Verdict: Remove

I am not even sorry to remove it. I am just glad to see it go. I read( devoured, really) all the books so far in the series when A Dance with Dragons came out and well, it’s been a long time since then. The show also ended in the worst way possible. In short, I have no idea when this book will come out or if it will come out at all. So, it’s fine. I am kinda over it?

Books Removed in this Post: 1/ 5

Total Books Removed: 2/ 394

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