Friday, January 20, 2017

Barnes and Noble picks some under the radar series to check out

Barnes and Noble picked five series that people should be checking out, and I'm honored that The Riyria Revelations is one of them. Here's something nice they had to say about my books:

This is one of my favorite suggestions for fans of Game of Thrones. Riyria has everything you could possibly wish for: the characters are some of the best I’ve ever encountered in fantasy literature, the writing is top notch, and the plotting is so tight you’d be hard-pressed to find a mouse hole in it. It also has one of the most satisfying endings of any series I’ve read.
How great is that? But my real reason for posting is to help shine a spotlight on some of their other choices, so here goes:

  • The Samuil Petrovitch trilogy by Simon Morden - is a series that's put out by Orbit (the publisher that released The Riyria Revelations).  I don't often go for post-apocalyptic stuff, but if that's up your alley, then I think it'd be worth a look. It won the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award.
  • The Johannes Cabal books by Jonathan L. Howard - another new one for me, and one of the reasons I love "underrated" lists like this. Described as mixing darkness with humor in the vein of Terry Pratchett, that's enough to get me interested.  It's on the TBR list!!
Hope this list gives you some good ideas of reads to pick up. And read the story that goes along with it, I think the writer does an exceptional job.

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm seconding the recommendation for Ketty Jay. One of the most fun series I've read in the past 5 years.

  2. Eli Monpress resides on my shelf beside your books. I'll check out the rest of those.

  3. @The Writer - wonderful to hear - I'm looking forward to reading it. I love "fun series."

    @Susan - Glad to hear you have liked Rachel's and my books - hope you find some others to love.

  4. Apologies for dredging up an old post, but I wanted to thank you for the recommendations. I'm currently on the third Johannes Cabal book and can't figure out why these are overlooked. Seriously! I love Howard's dark wit and humor and have even laughed out loud (uncontrollably) more than once. I read the first two books and I'm listening to the third. The reader does an excellent job and makes me want to go back and listen to the first two books. These are definitely books that I will read (or listen to) multiple times.

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