This is the first year I have heard of Tome Topple! I was totally excited a I have many Tomes! I might even do this challenge for myself as a monthly or bi-monthly challenge. I'm not sure on that one! But here are the books I read and my star reviews. 10 books total
The sequel to Alex Marshall's A Crown for Cold Silver, an outstanding, game-changing epic adventure featuring an unforgettable warrior.
five hundred years, the Sunken Kingdom has returned, and brought with
it a monstrous secret that threatens to destroy every country on the
As an inhuman army gathers on its shores, poised to invade
the Immaculate Isles, the members of the Cobalt Company face an ugly
choice: abandon their dreams of glory and vengeance to combat a menace
from another realm, or pursue their ambitions and hope the Star is still
there when the smoke clears.
Five villains. One legendary general. A battle for survival.
I gave this book 4 stars and thought it was a great second book in the trilogy
The final book in the Crimson Empire trilogy, a game-changing fantasy epic featuring an unforgettable warrior.
warrior queen and now pariah, Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a
burning city. Her vengeance has brought her to this - her heroic
reputation in tatters, her allies scattered far and wide, and her world
on the cusp of ruin.
General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the
legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the
grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by
a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire,
and only his protégé Purna believes he can be saved.
rally her comrades and old enemies one last time, for what will prove
the greatest battle of her many legends...if anyone lives to tell it.
FIVE HEROES. NO HOPE. A WAR AGAINST DEVILS.
The Crimson Empire Trilogy:
A Crown for Cold Silver
A Blade of Black Steel
A War in Crimson Embers
I also gave this book 4 stars! I thought it was a fantastic ending to the trilogy! Choplicker was my favorite character, but I also loved Zosia!
A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.
erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear
of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent
subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its
growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade
The king's three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master
manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm's
only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a
strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will
not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies
align and a poison ritual can be enacted.
Refusing to leave
their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear
prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of
Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.
I gave this book 4 stars! I thought it was weird, sad and good!
Mists of Avalon
meets Philippa Gregory in the first book of an exciting historical
trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and,
until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin
sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.
passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable
heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set
against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of
myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One
of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history,
Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when
the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the
ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.
with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as
Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence.
When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth
collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection
is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to
Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of
Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to
fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she
The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to
life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the
center of the most enduring legends of all time.
I gave this book 4 stars as well and I must say the narrator was awesome!
Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.
This is not that world.
Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what
she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give
anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world
suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and
starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for
redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
This book was a 5 star reread for me!
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.
House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed,
Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm
from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of
lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a
watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is
forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
I gave this book 5 stars! It was so freaking good!
Fitz has survived his
first hazardous mission as king’s assassin, but is left little more than
a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King
Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of
terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the
deadly intrigues of the royal family.
Renewing their vicious
attacks on the coast, the Red-Ship Raiders leave burned-out villages and
demented victims in their wake. The kingdom is also under assault from
within, as treachery threatens the throne of the ailing king. In this
time of great danger, the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz’s
hands—and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.
This book was a reread and I went from a 4 to 5 stars!
In this indispensable conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shattered Realms series, master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations.
Alyssa ana’Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and
her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine,
Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against
her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her
death would end the Gray Wolf line.
In Lyss’s absence, Fellsmarch
Castle swarms with intrigue, deception, and a primordial threat. Destin
Karn, a southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be
the queendom’s only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the
Seven Realms . . . as well as the enemies within the castle.
Unfortunately, this end of series book only got a 3 stars. It means I still liked it but not as well as he other books. I will do a reread of the entire series some time and see if that helps.
What if you weren't the hero?
grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests - despite being
raised in a brothel, making money as a musician and street thief. One
day he overreaches by targeting an absent noble's mansion, hunting for
jewels. There he witnesses a prince performing a terrifying dark-magic
ritual. Kihrin flees but he's marked by a demon and his life will never
be the same again.
That night also leads to him being claimed as a
lost son of that prince's royal house. But far from living the dream,
Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new
family's power plays and ambitions. He must also discover why his
murderous father finds Kihrin more valuable alive than dead. Soon Kihrin
attempts to escape his relative's dangerous schemes, but finds himself
in far deeper waters.
He becomes tangled in a plot to kill the
Emperor, rob the Imperial Vaults, claim a god-slaying sword and free
bound demons to wreak havoc across the land. Kihrin also discovers the
old tales lied about many things: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies,
true love - and the hero always winning. But maybe Kihrin isn't fated to
save the empire. He's destined to destroy it.
The Ruin of Kings is the first book in Jenn Lyons's epic new series.
I gave this one 5 stars as I loved it to bits!
The first novel in the First Law Trilogy and debut novel from New York Times bestseller, Joe Abercrombie.
Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in
one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian --
leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of
Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of
selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind
than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing
circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North
they fight by altogether bloodier rules.
cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal
come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out
of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship.
His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of
government, if he can stay alive long enough to follow it.
Enter the wizard, Bayaz. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a
pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a
spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of
Logen, Jezal, and Glokta a whole lot more difficult.
conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled,
and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood.
Unpredictable, compelling, wickedly funny, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Blade Itself is noir fantasy with a real cutting edge.
This book only got a 2 star from me which sucks because I was sure I was going to love it!
And that's it for my Tome Topple challenge. If anyone reads this post and read some books for Tome Topple, I would love to know what you read! I might find more books I would like to read =)