Summer is almost here and this is a list of fantasy books that I am looking forward to picking up this summer.
Beren and Lúthien – J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien Release Date: 1st June 2017
I enjoy reading any story set in Middle Earth. It will be interesting to read a longer version of the story that can be found in The Silmarillion. I have recently read the Children of Húrin, and I really enjoyed that book as well. Tolkien’s Middle Earth is such a vast world with a lot of detailed history and the Children of Húrin is a great coming-of-age tale.
Princess of Blood – Tom Lloyd Release Date : 27th July 2017
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I will be interested in seeing more of this fantasy world. Moreover, Stranger of Tempest was my first foray into military fantasy, and I was most impressed. Tom Lloyd shows that it is possible to write a fantasy book revolving around a quest whilst retaining originality. Also, the characters are pretty awesome and entertaining.
The Winds of Winter – George R.R. Martin Release Date: ??? (some time this year hopefully)
There are so many different character story arcs that need to be finalised and George R.R. Martin has only two novels to do it. Who is going to win the game of thrones and how will the North hold back an invasion led by the White Walkers and an army of wrights? These are the questions that need to be answered. The television adaptation of the Song of Ice series is really good, but myself and many other fans of the books would love to see this book series concluded.