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POLL | What Should I Read Next? You decide

This is kind of last minute since I'll be done with Warbreaker in the next couple of days, but I'm having a hard time deciding what to read next. So I'm going to saddle you, gentle readers with the choice by poll. I often like to switch from one type of book to another even if they are the same genre. Meaning I try to avoid reading two door stopper fantasy books in a row if they are both traditional epic style, but can if one is more humorous. My first reaction was to go to The Prodigal Mage next as I've been waiting for it, but I fear Warbreaker may be similar in style and tone so I don't want my mind to associate one with the other. Hence my switching from different styles regularly. Please vote in the upper left corner. Well here are the choices: The Prodigal Mage by Karen Miller (Orbit) Many years have passed since the last great Mage War. It has been a time of great change. But not all changes are for the best, and Asher's world is in peril once more.The weather magic that holds Lur safe is failing, and the earth feels broken to those with the power to see. Among Lur's sorcerers, only Asher has the skill to mend the antique weather map that governs the seasons, keeping the land from being crushed by natural forces. Yet, when Asher risks his life to meddle with these dangerous magics, the crisis is merely delayed, not averted.Asher's son Rafel has inherited the father's talents, but has been forbidden to use them. Many died in the last Mage War and these abilities aren't to be loosed lightly into the world. But when Asher's last desperate attempt to repair the damage leaves him on his deathbed, Rafel's powers may not be denied. For his countrymen are facing famine, devastation, and a rift in the very fabric of their land. Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Pyr) Boss loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Then one day, Boss finds the claim of a lifetime: an enormous spacecraft, incredibly old, and apparently Earth-made. It's impossible for something so old, built in the days before Faster Than Light travel, to have journeyed this far from Earth. What Boss finds could rewrite history, cost lives, and start an intergalactic war. Lightbreaker by Mark Teppo (Night Shade) Markham has returned to Seattle, searching for Katarina, the girl who, a decade ago, touched his soul, literally tearing it from his body. But what he discovers upon arriving is dark magick - of a most ancient and destructive kind! An encounter with a desperate spirit, leaping destructively from host to host, sets Markham on the trail of secretive cabal of magicians seeking to punch a hole through heaven, extinguishing forever the divine spark. Armed with the Chorus, a phantasmal chain of human souls he wields as a weapon of will, Markham must engage in a magickal battle with earth-shattering stakes! Markum must delve deep into his past, calling on every aspect of his occult training for there to be any hope of a future. But delve he must, for Markham is a veneficus, a spirit thief, the Lightbreaker... Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey (EOS) Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now Stark's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future. Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse. Darkly twisted, irreverent, and completely hilarious, Sandman Slim is the breakthrough novel by an acclaimed author. EDIT: The winner with half the votes was Sandman Slim.


Anonymous said...

I'm going for Diving into the Wreck. It sounds the most interesting and I like the idea. Sort of antiquing in space.

Scott said...

I voted for Lightbreaker because I have had it in my amazon wish list for awhile. I have heard good things about it and I have a ten dollar gift certificate to use at amazon and was thinking about using it to buy this book, so read it and let me know if it's any good! Sandman Slim sounds cool as well and is in my wish list but unless it's just awesome I will probably just wait until it comes out in paperback.

Alexia561 said...

I voted for Sandman Slim as that looks the most interesting to me. Good luck with your poll! Enjoy!

Adele said...

I like the look of the last two. I went off Karen Miller at the end of Empress, although I enjoy her lighter Mills persona.

The Mad Hatter said...

Sandman Slim did won. Expect a review next week. I've already started The Prodigal Mage.