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Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files - Book 12 - Changes by Jim Butcher

I don’t know what is worse when waiting for the next book in the series to arrive. Is it the wait for the book itself, or is it the knowledge that no longer how long you take to read the book you are going to have to wait another year for the next installment. In the case of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher I have found that each installment is a story into itself and although I await eagerly for the next tale I don’t find myself going crazy during the wait. Well lets just say that Changes not only makes drastic alterations to the story’s main plots but also leaves me wondering What?! How?? What happens now!!

Roger Zelazny
The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny

It is hard to know what to say about the amber novels by Roger Zelazny. To put things simply if you have not yet read these novels get them this instance and don’t stop reading until you have finished them all, after wards simply relax and dwell on Amber, Corwin, and the Shadows of Possibilities that lay beyond and between the pattern and chaos. A classic fantasy tale that can be enjoyed simply for its sword fights and magic, or for its deeper more compelling tale of self-discovery.

James M. Ward
Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe by James M. Ward

Halcyon Blithe, is the youngest child of the respected Blithe Family. A respected household whose members have served in the Arcanian navy for as long as they can remember. Every child born to the Blithe’s has grown into their magical inheritance at the age of 12 except for Halcyon who was preparing for his life in the army when unexpectedly his abilities revealed themselves at the age of 16. Now he sets forth on his first tour as a capable but inexperienced midshipwizard on board the Dragon Ship Sanguine.

Paul Daly
Shatterach Gates by Paul Daly (Beneath Ceaseless Skies : Volume 35)

Paul Daly spins a simple yet compelling tale of revenge in Shatterach Gates. In the cold distant north among the broken mountain range of Shatterach the last descendant of the house of Kul-Sur stands vigil accompanied only by Wolden a simple if deformed camp attendant. What does this man wish to accomplish in this desolate place, what ancient magic does he plan to awake with the sacrifice of all his men?

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind, Day 1 of The KingKiller Chronicles. The name of this book and the series is what drew my attention however the world, characters, and story is what made me an avid fan. The Name of the Wind is the story of Kvothe, one man with many names and who knows the true names of things. This is his story of how he became who he is: Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, and Kvothe the KingKiller and what power there is in names.