Thursday, April 17, 2008

Future Fantasy

First of all, I have just finished Ranger's Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia. The actual battle took up a lot of chapters. It was a great book.

Today, I'm going to talk about upcoming fantasy books that I am jumping out of my pants to read:

Fantasy author T.A. Barron has just released the cover and description of his upcoming trilogy, Merlin's Dragon. Merlin's Dragon is set right in-between The Lost Years of Merlin and The Great Tree of Avalon. To visit his website, Click Here. If you haven't read any of his books and you have no idea what I'm talking about, your missing out. Both The Lost Years of Merlin and The Great Tree of Avalon are amazing stories. If you have read them, post a review (if you want) here. I want to here what you think of the book. Also, if you have read The Adventures of Kate by T.A. Barron, tell me how it is. I'm thinking about reading it.It is being released in Fall of 2008.

Another fantasy book I can't wait to read is Warriors: The Power of Three: Outcast. This one is a little closer than Merlin's Dragon. It is coming out on April 22, 2008, a few days from now. This is the 3rd book in The Power of Three series. I've been waiting for it to come out ever since the 2nd book came out. On the same day, I'm pretty sure two other Erin Hunter books are being released. They are Warriors: Manga edition: Warrior's Return and Seekers: Book 1: The Journey Begins. I am a little less excited for these two. To visit the Warriors website, click here. If you've read any Warriors books, pick your favorite and post a small review here. (If you want to.)

Next, Charlie Bone and the Shadow by Jenny Nimmo is being released this Fall 2008. Jenny Nimmo has also posted the new cover recently. A lot of people haven't heard of Charlie Bone, but it is a very good series. If you have read it, once again, post a review here on your favorite. (From now on, their all if you wants.) To visit Jenny Nimmo's website, click here.

Wow!!! I just found out that Ranger's Apprentice: Book 5: Sorcerer in the North will be released in the US in November of 2008. Just a few more months! If you have read any Ranger's Apprentice books blah blah blah, blah blah. You know what I was going to say. To visit John Flanagan's site, click here. To see the cover of book 5, US edition, click here.

And then of course, there are the upcoming books we all probably know about. There's Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, and mot importantly, Farworld--Water Keep by our friend J Scott Savage. Sheesh. I just listed out almost all of the books that I'm dieing for. Maybe this wasn't the best idea.

By the way, WASL testing days: 3 down, 3 to go.


Sunbum said...

*gag* I hated "Eldest". I couldn't make it through the book it was so boring. It literally put me to sleep.

Brian said...

I rather liked "Eldest." It was a hard book to read and very confusing, but I liked it. I liked all the riddles that were solved and given. It was a good book for people who liked reading stuff that wasn't all action. I like action, but I also like puzzles that it gives you and solves for you later. One reason I can't wait for "Brisingr" is that there are so many loose ends that will be solved in it. There will also be quite a bit of action in it, and if there's not, then there will be a ton of action in book 4. I also liked "Eldest" because of its parts about Eragon's magic training. I liked seeing how magic really worked in the world of Alagasia.

Anna said...

I think Paolini is an author worth checking out. He's really talented for being so young! My main tick with him is that he really looks like a copy cat. All you have to do is read the reviews on Amazon. I have read the Warriors books, and I am definitely looking forward to reading Farworld. I haven't read any of the others.
Of the Warrior books, I think that the second or third one might be my favorite, because those are the ones where the best plot threads come along. But maybe series like that it's hard to pick a favorite. I have started the Super Edition, but I haven't read any others.

Brian said...

I really like the Inheritance books by Paolini. Why do you think that he is a bit of a copycat? What book did he copy? Either way, they are amazing books. I can't wait for Farworld either! It will be a great series. Warriors is one of my favorite series. I like all of the different plot lines it has, at the same time or at different times. I really liked the 1st and 3rd series. I didn't like the 2nd quite as much. It got good around books 4 or 5, but the others were mostly spent traveling. They are all good series, but I suggest you consider reading The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron. Those were great books.