Book Recommendation – Water

It has been way too long since I did a themed recommendations post, the last one about dragons was back in August (almost a year ago!). This time around I chose water as the theme, and I hope you’ll enjoy these five books I’ve picked out.

Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn TreaderVoyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia chronological order #5) by C.S. Lewis

This is a classic. I do hope all of you at least have read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, if not the whole series. If not, you know what your next book will be ūüėČ

Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third return to the land of Narnia for the Pevensie children. This time with some new tag-alongs. They meet some old friends and make some new ones on an adventure far away from safe land. Together with the reader they will see a part of Narnia never seen before, and they will reach places you couldn’t even dream about. The ocean is wast, and The¬†Dawn Treader will take them across it.

A Wizard of EarthseaA Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin

This I got recommended to me so many times before I picked it up. It is one of the classics when it comes to fantasy. I gave it 3 stars.

Ursula K. Le Guin is a master at telling a full story with very few words. Even though this the only book I’ve read of hers, I can say that much. In only 200 pages she creates a world and fills it with characters and story. Sadly it didn’t grip me as much as I would have liked, but never the less, I am glad I read it and hope a lot more people will too.

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Book Recommendation – Dragons

The first blog post I did was¬†Book Recommendation ‚Äď Assassins¬†and I thought now is the time for another Book Recommendation post. This time I chose Dragons as the theme, since they are my favourite mythical creatures. No matter if they’re animals, thinking beings, good or bad, I love them!

259836Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

It would be wrong to not kick off this post¬†with the Dragaonlance Chronicles. The trilogy¬†is¬†seen as somewhat of a¬†¬†classic in the fantasy genre and if I remember right it’s¬†inspired by D&D. If you are like me and love high fantasy, this will be straight up your alley.

The story follows a company of eight – a half-elf, a dwarf, a kender, a wizard and four humans – and¬†how they are thrown into a fight they didn’t ask for. Despite their differences they travel across Krynn, trying to stay alive, while humans and gods fight for power.

5907The Hobbit : or there and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien

Another classic with a dragon, I think most have read it already, but if you haven’t, do it! The Hobbit is a great introduction to the world of Tolkien and the book of his I’ve read most. It isn’t as complex as LOTR but as beautiful. The movies didn’t make it justice.

It’s been a few years since I read it last, so I should pick it up again. I’d like to reread every book on my shelves, maybe that should be my next year reading goal? I’d fail miserably. I¬†own¬†more books than I’d be able to read in a year. I’ve been thinking about counting them or doing a bookshelf tour. Maybe both…

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Book Recommendation – Assassins

Almost two years ago I started playing Assassin’s Creed, and I was hooked! The story is exciting, the characters intriguing and the world amazing. There are¬†so many stories to¬†be told about the Assassins and the Templars and no restrictions to certain time periods. It’s a universe to be explored.

But this post isn’t about the game or the upcoming movie, but about books. Books I’d recommend to fans of Assassin’s Creed, or to people who likes the idea of badass assassins as the main characters.

17669067Shadowdance, by David Dalglish

This is a six book series about one of the characters in Dalglish’s the Half-Orcs series, the Watcher. It tells about his beginning and wow, what a beginning.

I haven’t read the Half-Orcs series but¬†I had no problems reading the first books in the Shadowdance series (I’m only halfway through it). The story¬†is complete, fast paced and I love the characters. David Dalglish is the best action writer I’ve read. You can’t stop reading the fighting scenes.

tog-nyt-coverThrone of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but this book, this series… It is the best YA fantasy out there at the moment. Four book and a novella collection on over 400 pages are out at the moment, number five is to be released in September this year. I can’t wait!

This follows the story of Celaena Sardothien, master assassin, after her betrayal and year in the salt mines. The first book tells about her release and the competition she’s forced to enter in order to survive. A competition to chose the king’s champion – his personal assassin.

When I compare the first book to the fourth, I can’t believe how the story’s developed. So much has happened. So much has changed. But Celaena remains one of the best female characters in YA.

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