K is for The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone . . . and Killer Dwarfs (A to Z Challenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter K, as in The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone by Grey Keyes. This is another from the towering to-be-read stacks, a fantasy saga set in a time after humanity, lead by a legendary witch queen, escaped their slavery at the hands of a race of powerful magicians. I've heard very good things about the saga, drawing comparisons to the likes of Jordan's Wheel of Time and Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire - except, of course, Keyes went into the saga with a plan for 4 books, which he released in 2 year intervals.

While much of my reading lately has focused on sagas with new entries coming out this year, it's nice to know there's a completed series there waiting to be enjoyed.

To borrow an idea from several bloggers I've been visiting on the challenge, I've included a little musical accompaniment for the day, courtesy of Killer Dwarfs. When it comes to '80s hair metal, it doesn't get much purer, undiluted, and just balls-out fun that these crazy guys from Oshawa, Ontario. They were a staple on rock radio for years, until Grunge knocked all the good stuff off the airways.


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  1. Sometimes it's hard to start that "to be read" series, because it's so nice to have it waiting in the wings. Nothing like anticipating good things to come.

    Thanks for the link to the Killer Dwarfs--it's been a while!

  2. I'm intrigued by the saga, Bob

  3. I honestly thought the title was in error because I've heard of Game of Thrones and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ,now, kingdom of thorn and bone lol . There is a city of bones in the mortal instrument series too . This is all too confusing :p

  4. The Killers! Ahhhh memories....

  5. I'm very much with you on the thrill of finding a completed series. Having an end in sight promises a sense of conclusion. I'll have to add this series to my TBR pile as well.


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