Everybody goes on about the next GoT book being delayed and most of us remember going mental waiting for the next Harry Potter book, however there are a bunch of other ongoing book series that I crave.
My personal favourites that I cannot wait for…
The Laundry Series by Charles Stross:
Geeks doing magic… Demonology via programming languages… and hedge fund predicting vampires.
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher :
A modern day wizard/PI in Chicago, easy to read fun and oddly compelling. Packed with clever little references and attempts at witty one liners.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss :
Currently the MOST anticipated novel in fantasy (GoT is sooo mainstream) the third is due this year (we think). This is also being hotly tipped to be a film trilogy, or possibly the replacement for HBO when GoT finishes?
Yeah, the only problem I have is there is SUCH an implied power difference between old and new Kvothe, I’m fairly sure it has to do with the power of stories and shizz, but they haven’t got a lot of time left…
Magic via ingesting trace amounts of metals such as gold and platinum, tin and pewter etc and then using them to activate certain powers, e.g. tin allows you to sharpen senses, iron allows you to pull on metal etc…
Some people can only burn one metal. Mist born can burn all eight.
Interesting thing is they have limited resources based on the levels of metal tehy ingest.