Wyrd & Wonder – Best Laid Plans

Magic portal artwork by Tithi Luadthong

Today is the first day of the fantasy fest known as Wyrd and Wonder which is hosted by Imyril of There’s always room for one more, Ariana of The Book Nook, Annemieke of A Dance With BooksJorie Loves A Story and Lisa of Dear Geek Place . I’ve seen the posts before but this is my first year of joining in. I’m not sure how many of the prompts etc that I’m going to take part in but the first prompt is Best Laid Plans so it seems like a good time to share my current fantasy TBR.

These are my actual books that I hope to get around to reading this month.

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
The final part of the King of Scars duology and the last of the Grishaverse books so far. At nearly 600 pages, it’s a quite a chunky read.

The Daughters of Izdihar by Hadeer Elsbai
I bought this in a bookshop in Bath because I loved the cover. It’s set in an Egyptian inspired world and is about a Nehal who is trapped in an arranged marriage but wants to attend the Weaving Acadamy. There she can learn to take control of her powers. It sounds brilliant. I haven’t seen a single review so will be going into it with no expectations at all.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
I’ve heard loads about this and bought it last November when it was 99p in a Black Friday Kindle deal. I really do need to get round to reading it.

NetGalley ARCs
These are the fantasy books that I currently have on my shelf and are all published this month so I need to read them quite soon.

The Sword Defiant by Gareth Hanrahan
I loved his previous trilogy, The Black Iron Legacy and I’m really looking forward to reading this new book.
Many years ago, 9 heroes saved the world. Now there is a new threat and Sir Aeffric, keeper of the cursed sword Spellbreaker, tries to gather his old comrades together again. Only they are very different people now and some have turned to the darkness.

The Fury of Kings by R S Moule
In the shadow of Eryispek—a mountain said to have no summit—a dark power is stirring. Storms rage in the frozen heights. Unexplained disappearances shake the kingdom below. And old enemies are sharpening their swords…

Perilous Times by Thomas D Lee
Inspired by Athurian legend, this is the story of Sir Kay and his fellow knights who wake from their mythical slumber whenever the world has need of them. And it has never needed heroes more than we do today. I love the sound of this book which explores what might happen if the knights of the Round Table return to the modern world.

So this my Best Laid Plan for my fantasy reading in May. Fingers crossed that I will manage to read all of these and maybe even a couple of others!

What’s on your TBR for this month?


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

10 thoughts on “Wyrd & Wonder – Best Laid Plans”

  1. Welcome to Wyrd and Wonder! In the past I have done prompts or even made up my own meme posts but this year I think I will be more lowkey again and just do whatever I have time for. I love this event because it’s so casual 🙂

  2. The Daughter’s of Izdihar is a great read!! And high five since i’ve also got Perilous Times and The Sword Defiant on my tbr 😄

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