It’s Tuesday and so it’s time for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday post. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and it is now being hosted by the lovely Meeghan at Meeghan reads!! For details of all of the prompts for Apr to June, see Meeghan’s post here
All this month, I have been linking my Top 5 Tuesday posts to #WyrdandWonder which is taking place all this month. This week’s prompt is a freebie and as I have managed to get several new fantasy books this week, I thought that I would end my #WyrdandWonder posts by sharing my next 5 fantasy reads with you.
The Endless Song by Joshua Phillip Johnson
I read The Forever Sea during lockdown and loved it but had given up looking out for a sequel so I was really excited to spot this in Waterstones last week.
After setting fire to the Forever Sea and leaving the surface world behind, Kindred Greyreach dives below to find a Seafloor populated by roving bands of scavengers. Among them, Kindred discovers a familiar face working to save the Sea from the continued spread of the Greys and the ravages of the world above. But when Kindred finds herself at odds with them, she and her friends will have to use every power available to them—including their link to the surface world—to forestall disaster.
I might need to go back and reread The Forever Sea first though as my memory of what took place is a bit hazy.
The Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
I’ve seen some great reviews for this one and was really pleased that the library had a copy which I collected today.
Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.
But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.
With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.
She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise
The Battle Drum by Saara El-Arifi
I loved The Final Strife last year and although I rarely buy hard back books, I couldn’t resist this when I saw it in the bookshop today.
Murder. Secrets. Sacrifice: Three women seek the truth of the empire’s past. And the truth they find has the power to ignite a war
The three women find their answers, but they’re not the answers they wanted. The drumbeat of change thrums throughout the world.
And it sings a song of war.
The next two are the fantasy novels that are next up to be read on my Net Galley shelf.
Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong
This is the adult fantasy debut by Chloe Gong and like her previous novels, it’s inspired by Shakespeare. This time the inspiration is Antony and Cleopatra.
Every year, thousands flock to San-Er, the dangerously dense capital twin cities of the kingdom of Talin, where the palace hosts a set of deadly games. Those confident in their ability to jump between bodies can enter a fight to the death – for the chance to win unimaginable riches.
Princess Calla Tuoleimi has been in hiding for five years, ever since she murdered her parents to free the people of Talin from her tyrannical family. Only one person stands in her way of finishing the job: her reclusive uncle King Kasa. However, she knows he always greets the victor of the games. If she wins, she will finally get the chance to kill him.
Dark Water Daughter by H M Long
Mary Firth is a Stormsinger: a woman whose voice can still hurricanes and shatter armadas. Faced with servitude to pirate lord Silvanus Lirr, Mary offers her skills to his arch-rival in exchange for protection – and, more importantly, his help sending Lirr to a watery grave. But her new ally has a vendetta of his own, and Mary’s dreams are dark and full of ghistings, spectral creatures who inhabit the ancient forests of her homeland and the figureheads of ships.
Samuel Rosser is a disgraced naval officer serving aboard The Hart, an infamous privateer commissioned to bring Lirr to justice. He will stop at nothing to capture Lirr, restore his good name and reclaim the only thing that stands between himself and madness: a talisman stolen by Mary.
These are the next 5 fantasy books that I am hoping to read in June. Have you read any of them or are any of them on your TBR?