Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books with thrones.
Yes, we are in March and doing another scavenger hunt!! Yay!! Except, I have no idea why I thought thrones would be a good prompt. I have been wracking my brain for a week trying to come up with 5, and it was HARD. (Seriously, I need to take a long, hard look at the April-June topics before I post them!!)
Personally, I’m *still* wrecked from being back in the office. I totally missed the Tuesday deadline for this because yesterday I had work in the morning, medical appointments for hours in the afternoon, and then we went and saw The Batman. Which goes for THREE HOURS. And of course I didn’t prep on the weekend because I was winding down from a super long week by playing The Sims on Saturday and Graveyard Keeper on Sunday. You know, between laundry (ugh, ironing is the worst), food prep for the week and reading House of Earth and Blood. But, you know, that’s what backdating is for!!
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top 5 books with thrones
Because this post is late we’re just doing blurbs. Also… I haven’t read all of the books!! 😓
The Folk of the Air trilogy — Holly Black (OwlCrate editions)
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him ― and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Dividing Eden — Joelle Charbonneau
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances ― and rivals ― can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option ― to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
The Diamond Throne — David Eddings
After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen’s champion returns to native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue ― and his young queen grievously ill.
Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.
One Dark Throne — Kendare Blake
NOTE: This blurb is for BOOK 2 of the Three Dark Crowns series. Read at your own peril.
The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?
With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off.
Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before ― ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.
A Game of Thrones — George R. R. Martin (tv tie-in cover)
NOTE: I know it’s not, but I do feel slightly like I’m cheating with this one. Although, as if it’s not one of the most recognisable thrones in all of fantasy fiction. It couldn’t not make the list today!
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing.
The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to.
Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
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What are your top 5 books with thrones?