Saturday, June 25, 2011

Amazing Epic Fantasy Novels

Do you like epic novels? If you do, check out these three new titles from well-known authors Kelley Armstrong, Orson Scott Card and Brandon Sanderson.
Card's new novel, Lost Gate has a Harry Potter similarity. The exception is that Danny North comes from an ancient line of magical families (the gods) and has a very powerful mother and father. They left him in the care of his extended family. Unfortunately for him, he shows no sign of having any magical talent. This makes him 'less' by the family's standards and he is treated as little better than a servant. When his talent is revealed he can't tell anyone because to have this specific form of lost magic, means he must die. This is an enticing urban fantasy that will keep you entranced.
Armstrong's new novel, The Gathering is fantastic.  She weaves a story about Maya a young teen, who is raised in a small eccentric town.  An action packed adventure story that will keep you wondering what will happen next. An excellent start to a great epic fantasty adventure. I can't wait to learn what happens next.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson is in a word, excellent.  Sanderson creates a new world complete with magic and myths of its own. His characters are amazing and the world so detailed it brings the story to life. There are two kingdoms. One is run by the God King and the other is a monarchy.  The monarchy's eldest princess is to marry the God King and bring peace to the realm.  As in all good epic novels, this doesn't happen quite the way it should. No, it just is not that simple. There's a controversial political struggle, riots, and a serious who done it plot.  The plot twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat.  If you haven't thought to read it and you liked Lord of the Rings or The Druid of Shannara give this story a try. There is so much more that can be done with these wonderfully vivid characters that I hope Brandon will  create a series or even a trilogy to tell us more of this new world and her people. This is one of the most brilliant epic novels I have read in a long time.

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