Geekdown: Top Ten Books I Read in 2012

Welcome to the latest installment of ‘Stolen from Matt.’  Today’s geekdown topic – The Best Books I’ve read in 2012!

Black Womb by Mathew LeDrew

After lots of nagging from Matt I finally pushed his book to the front of my To-Read list and gave it a shot.  Matt is a small author who runs a small publishing company.  I had read indie books before and been scared.  I’m not much of an indie man, give me a blockbuster movie, a triple-A game or a big publishing companies book and I’m normally happy.  Matt, however, surprised me.  It’s Scream meets X-Men.  It’s Wes Craven meets Stephen King.  It’s good!

Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

I had been waiting for this book for a while.  When the Mistborn Trilogy ended I felt lonely.  Then this book came out.  I felt rejuvenated and happy!  Rejuvenppy! The best thing is in the opening pages I learn that Mistborn was always intended to be a trilogies of trilogies.  Yeah!

Blackbird by Chuck Wendig

I’ve talked about this book a lot on this blog.  It is GOOD.  Touch a person and see how they die.  Creepy.  It takes a little bit of insanity to write something like this.  Luckily Chuck’s got that in spades!


The Spectral Blaze by Richard Lee Byers

This book is the final chapter in the first arc for the Brotherhood of Griffons.  Imagine a battle where an army of Dragons and creature face off against Griffon Riders, flying Genasi and the whole damn legion of soldiers.

The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes

Another book I’ve spoken about in great detail.  A world shattering look at superhero, fantasy, and the bible all rolled up in a good read.

The Terminal State by Jeff Somers

I love Avery Cates.  I’d tell him tht to his face but I’m really afraid he’d just shoot me.  Seriously.  Bullet meet head.  Bullet meet back of skull.  Bullet meet wall that I was standing in front of.  Done.

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

After a disappointing, at least personally, Ghost Story Harry returns in solid form with Cold Days.  He’s the winter knight.  He belongs to Mab and her first mission for him.  To kill an immortal.  Simple – right?

Brimstone Angels by Erin M. Evans

The Second Forgotten Realms book on my list, and not the last.  It’s no surprise to anybody that I love Faerûn but this book kind of rewrote what I expect from the series now.  Erin has raised the bar boys.  Try and keep up!

The Hammer and the Blade by Paul S. Kemp

It was weird seeing Paul outside of Faerûn and Star Wars but damn did he do it well.  It’s a good old fashion adventure store – a fantasy buddy cop film.  Magic, mayhem and mischief and that’s just our heroes.

Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore

Damn it RA.  Why is it you rule my life?  I adore your book, always have.  This one was amazing.  Seeing a finale where our three heroes, the best of the best in fencing, stand back to back to back to fight off an army of undead and Thayans.  Watching Drizzt forsake his soul for the woman he loves.  Well done Bob.  Well done.

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