WWW Wednesday – 7 December 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, where bloggers share the books that they’ve recently finished, what they are currently reading and what books they are planning to read next. Essentially you have to answer three questions (the Three Ws):

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So, let’s get to it.

What are you currently reading?

The Dragon Lords: Fool’s Gold by Jon Hollins (Paperback)

Fool's Gold Cover

I was in the mood for some fantasy fun, so I started to read the copy of Fool’s Gold by Jon Hollins that I picked up a few months ago.  The first book in The Dragon Lords series, Fool’s Gold is an entertaining and comedic fantasy, set in a land conquered by dragons, who oppress the people and steal all their money.  This first book follows a desperate, ragtag team of adventurers who decided to do the impossible and steal the dragon’s money.  However, none of their plans ever work out the way they want and this resolves in a series of misunderstandings and inadvertent successes.  I am having an outstanding time reading this amusing fantasy read and I have already made a good amount of progress on it.  I am hoping to finish it off in the next day or so and I cannot wait to see how the craziness ends.

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Star Wars: The High Republic: Convergence by Zoraida Cordova (Audiobook)

Star Wars - Convergence Cover

I just started listening to the audiobook version of Convergence by Zoraida Cordova.  The first adult book in the second phase of the Star Wars: The High Republic series, Convergence sets the stage for much of 2023’s Star Wars fiction and I am pretty excited for that.  Set to follow a new batch of characters as they explore a whole new period of Star Wars history, Convergence is sure to be an exciting and central read and I can’t wait to see how the next Phase of High Republic fiction will unfold, especially after how good Path of Deceit was.  I am only a short way in at this point, but I am already quite intrigued about the starting narrative which sees two worlds stuck in an eternal war.  I am hoping to power through Convergence this week and I am sure I will have a fun time doing so.

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What did you recently finish reading?

Silver Queendom by Dan Kobolt (Trade Paperback)

Silver Queendom Cover

I had an epic time getting through the awesome fantasy book, Silver Queendom by Dan Koboldt this week.  This compelling novel follows a mismatched group of rogues who decide to pull off a dangerous heist in a very flashy way. Silver Queendom proved to be a very entertaining and clever read and there was never any doubt that I was going to enjoy this compelling fantasy heist book.  Kobolt brought the entire story together extremely well and I loved all the fun shenanigans and double crosses that emerged.

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Warhammer 40,000: Kasrkin by Edoardo Albert (Audiobook)

Warhammer 40,000 - Kasrkin Cover

I also just finished off the intense Warhammer 40,000 novel, Kasrkin by Edoardo Albert.  This book follows an elite group of soldiers as they journey into an enemy controlled desert to find a missing general.  However, the alien forces waiting for them are the least of their problems as they are forced to contend with the many mysteries hidden under the sands of the planet. I ended up having an exceptional time reading Kasrkin, which isn’t really a surprise considering how strong the Warhammer 40,000 books have been in 2022.  There are some great twists and reveals contained within this awesome book and I was really impressed with where Albert took Kasrkin’s plot.  A highly recommended read, I will hopefully get a review for it up soon.

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What do you think you’ll read next?

Dead Man’s Hand by James J. Butcher

Dead Man's Hand Cover

I am hoping to read the cool fantasy debut novel, Dead Man’s Hand next by new author James J. Butcher.  The son of legendary fantasy author, Jim Butcher, James Butcher comes from a great writing pedigree and I am quite intrigued to see how his first book turns out.  Dead Man’s Hand is a compelling sounding urban fantasy book, and I look forward to diving into its intense and captivating narrative.

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The Voyage of the Forgotten by Nick Martell

The Voyage of the Forgotten Cover

After I finish off Convergence, my plan is to dive into one of my most anticipated books of 2022, with The Voyage of the Forgotten by Nick Martell.  The third and final book in Martell’s The Legacy of the Mercenary Kings trilogy, The Voyage of the Forgotten will continue to follow the adventures of Michael Kingman, the scion of a formerly great house who seeks to prove his father’s innocence, but instead finds himself in the middle several dangerous conspiracies and a secret war between hidden immortals.  I have had such an incredible time with this series and both of the preceding books, The Kingdom of Liars (one of my favourite books, audiobooks and debuts of 2020) and The Two-Faced Queen (one of my favourite books and audiobooks of 2021), were exceedingly epic. I have very little doubt that The Voyage of the Forgotten is going to be one of the top books of 2022 for me and I look forward to listening to it very soon.

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That’s it for this week, check back in next Wednesday to see what progress I’ve made on my reading and what books I’ll be looking at next.

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