Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Death of Dulgath Makes Fantasy Faction's Best of 2015 List!

I'm honored to find Age of Myth on a number of Most Anticipated Lists and The Death of Dulgath is hitting quite a few best of the year listings.  The latter is pretty amazing considering the book came out so late in the year.  The audio and print hit in mid-December and the ebooks sometime in October.

Well, one of the most prestigeous  lists is the one compiled by Fantasy-Faction.  And I'm pleased to find The Death of Dulgath among some truly amazing company.  Here is the full list:

  1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  2. Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien De Castell
  3. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  4. Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  5. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  6. Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
  7. The Iron Ghost by Jennifer Williams
  8. The Vagrant by Peter Newman
  9. Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley
  10. The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  11. The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
  12. The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  13. The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron
  14. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  15. Gemini Cell by Myke Cole
  16. The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett
  17. The Builders by Daniel Polansky
  18. Guns of Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  19. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  20. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  21. The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene
  22. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
  23. Ruin by John Gwynn
  24. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  25. Half a War by Joe Abercrombie
  26. The Boy Who Wept Blood by Den Patrick
  27. Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher
  28. In Midnight’s Silence by T. Frohock
  29. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  30. The Death of Dulgath by Michael J Sullivan
  31. Lord Of Ashes by Richard Ford
  32. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  33. A Court of Thorns and Roses by SJ Maas
  34. Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight
  35. Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
  36. Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
  37. Sword of the North by Luke Scull
  38. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  39. The Price of Valor by Django Weller
  40. The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette De Bodard
  41. The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
  42. The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley
  43. The Iron Ship by K.M. McKinley
  44. Trial of Intentions by Peter Orullian
  45. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  46. The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms
  47. Sky Born by David Dalgish
  48. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  49. The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic
  50. Skin by Ilka Tampke

If you are looking for some new reads, check out the list, read some sample chapters, and hopefully you'll find something new to dig into.  I hope you find something you love.


  1. I always wonder how some of these lists are derived. Not disparaging any of the books as I am sure they are all very good and worth reading, but if you compare Goodreads ratings... both Death of Dulgath and Autumn Republic are much higher rated by FAR more reviewers than say the Vagrant at #9. At any rate, congrats on making the list but by my estimation it should have been much higher! :)

  2. Congrats on making the list. I've read nearly a third of the books on the list already. Still waiting on a few of them.

  3. I'm surprised to find Queen of Fire on this list. I've never seen a series be ruined that badly before. Should've stopped reading after Blood Song.

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