2020 is nearly at an end but the books keep on rolling in. I have been rather lucky over the last couple of weeks to receive several awesome new novels, and I have also gone and bought a few cool comics as well. As a result, I thought I would do a quick Book Haul post to share which recent releases I am hoping to read in the next month. I am extremely happy with the haul I received, as not only have I managed to get my hands on several books I have been really looking forward to, but I also received a couple of intriguing new releases from the start of 2021. All of these should make for some fun reading and I cannot wait to start diving into the books/comics below.
The first book on this list is the second book in the Tide Child trilogy, Call of the Bone Ships, by rising fantasy phenom R. J. Barker. Barker has been doing some incredible work over the last couple of years, including last years extraordinary release, The Bone Ships. The Bone Ships was one of my favourite books (and audiobooks) 0f 2019 and I have been eagerly waiting to see how the series continues for some time now. Call of the Bones Ships should be a pretty epic read and I think it has the potential to be one of the best books of 2020. I am hoping to read it in the next week or so and I am very eager to finally pick it up.
Next on this list is Fool Me Twice, the cool new thriller from bestselling author Jeff Lindsay. Fool Me Twice is the fun sounding sequel to Just Watch Me, which follows the adventures of a master thief as he completes a dangerous heist. Fool Me Twice has a really cool plot and it should make for a fantastic read.
Gallowglass is a cool science fiction novel from S. J. Morden, an author who I am a little unfamiliar with, but whom I am quite eager to try out. Gallowglass has a very interesting plot to it and I cannot wait to see where this fun adventure in space goes.
The Last Convict by Anthony Hill
Anthony Hill is a compelling Australian author who specialises in interesting historical fiction novels. His latest novel, The Last Convict, will follow the life of the last convict ever sent to Australia and should make for an excellent read.
Lightseekers by Femi Kayode
Lightseekers is an extremely fascinating upcoming crime fiction novel set in Nigeria. The will be the debut release from author Femi Kayode and it is already getting a substantial amount of buzz. I reckon this will be a fantastic read and I look forward to seeing how Kayode’s first book turns out.
I went out and grabbed my copy of War Lord last week and I should hopefully get to it soon. War Lord is the final entry in Cornwell’s long running The Last Kingdom series and it will extremely awesome, if a little sad, to see how Cornwell finally wraps these books up.
In addition to the impressive novels above I also received my pre-ordered copies of the latest Star Wars tie-in comics. This new range of Star Wars comics are set in the aftermath of The Empire Strikes Back and takes Star Wars fans on a series of new adventures between the second and third movies in The Original Trilogy. I have been eagerly waiting for these comics for some time and each of them brings something different to this fantastic franchise. Naturally, I read them the moment I got them and I am hoping to get some reviews for them up soon.
Star Wars: The Destiny Path
The Destiny Path is the first volume in the new Star Wars comic series and it follows the protagonists from The Original Trilogy as they attempt to recover from the events of The Empire Strikes Back. This was an awesome comic and it answers several cool questions about what happened to these characters between the movies.
Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Heart of the Sith
Out of the three Star Wars comics I recently received I have to say that Dark Heart of the Sith is probably my favourite. Dark Heart of the Sith is the first volume in a new Darth Vader series and it follows an enraged Vader as he attempts to get revenge on anyone who crossed him. This volume contains an impressive storyline that sees Vader confront the ghosts of his path in the most brutal way possible.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters – Galaxy’s Deadliest
The final Star Wars comic I received was Galaxy’s Deadliest, the first volume in the new Star Wars: Bounty Hunters series. Bounty Hunters follows some of the toughest and most dangerous hunters in the Star Wars universe as they all compete for a major bounty and a lot of revenge. Spinning off from last years Target Vader, this first entry in the Bounty Hunters series is chocked full of action and is an amazing comic to check out.
Well that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post. As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in. Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.