Sunday, 7 December 2008
What should they read next...?
Ana and Thea, of The Book Smugglers fame, have thrown a little dare my way to read something that I wouldn't normally pick up and then post a review on their blog. To this end, I'll be reading/reviewing Neil Gaiman's 'Preludes and Nocturnes' (I can't believe I haven't picked this up before now...) for a review sometime in January.
I don't just accept challenges though, I give them out as well! If someone dares me then I dare them right back and seeing as there isn't an awful lot of fantasy being read over at the Book Smuggler's blog I thought this would be the dare for them...
What should they read though? I've come up with a few ideas below,
'Legend' - David Gemmell (Because not only is it a fun read, it's 'standalone' as well)
'Tailchaser's Song' - Tad Williams (As above, plus the fact that Tad Williams is a favourite of mine and I think everyone should give him a go)
'The Black Company' - Glen Cook (A relatively self contained book that's also the gateway into a great series)
'The Briar King' - Greg Keyes (The beginning of one of my favourite fantasy series of recent years, another one that I think everyone should check out)
What do you think? Is there a title there that you think should be the one that Thea and Ana read? Have you got a better idea for a book for them to read? Comments please... ;o)