WWW Wednesday – 14 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?

Red Winter by Marc Cameron, based on the books by Tom Clancy (Trade Paperback) 

Red Winter Cover

I just started reading the fantastic Jack Ryan novel, Red Winter, by awesome author Marc Cameron.  A throwback to the classic works of Tom Clancy, Red Winter follows Clancy’s iconic protagonist on a new adventure set in the height of his CIA career in the 1980s.  This time Ryan must go behind the Iron Curtain to East Berlin to secure a defecting agent and gain information on an enemy operation in the United States that has just obtained valuable military research. I have made a good amount of progress on this book so far, and I am really enjoying the exciting and complex spy thriller narrative.

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

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I am still going with the audiobook version of Convergence by Zoraida Cordova and I have made a fair bit of progress with it.  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 has quite a lot riding on it.  Following a new batch of characters as they explore a whole new period of Star Wars history, Convergence has an outstanding narrative which sees some great characters attempt to bring peace to two worlds stuck in an eternal war.  I am hoping to finish off Convergence in the next week and I cannot wait to see how this complex novel ends.

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What did you recently finish reading?

Fool’s Gold by Jon Hollins (Paperback)

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An extremely fun and entertaining fantasy heist book that sees a mismatched group of thieves attempt to rob a dragon’s hoard, with disastrous results. Highly recommended, make sure to check out my review.

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Dead Man’s Hand by James J. Butcher (Hardcover)

Dead Man's Hand Cover

A brilliant and very well-written urban fantasy novel that I powered through extremely quickly.  One of my favourite debuts of 2022.

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Headcase by Jack Heath (Trade Paperback)

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I just finished off this epic dark thriller today, and boy was it something special.  The fourth book in Australian author Jack Heath’s fantastic Hangman series, Headcase follows his twisted cannibal protagonist as he attempts to solve an impossible murder of an apparent astronaut who fell from the sky.  Extremely clever and insanely good, Headcase was one of the best books by an Australian author I have read all year and I cannot recommend it enough. Review to follow soon.

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What do you think you’ll read next?

The Perfect Assassin by James Patterson and Brian Sitts

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I am hoping to check out this interesting thriller next.  Written by the team of James Patterson and Brian Sitts, The Perfect Assassin is a fascinating sounding read that has connections to the classic Doc Savage stories.  I know I am going to have an epic time with this book and I can’t wait to see what amazing story these two authors have cooked up here.

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The Voyage of the Forgotten by Nick Martell

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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 booksaudiobooks 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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