It’s June! It’s time to break out the beach reads….or the epic fantasies….whatever works for you. I only have a couple of books on my tbr this month because they’re chunky. So let’s get to my June 2022 TBR.
The Name of the Wind
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. Spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. Talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
I was hesitant to pick up The Name of the Wind because the series isn’t complete. But I did and now I love it. I hope to finish it up in the next couple of days. It’s so, so good.
Words of Radiance
Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status darkeyes. Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly struggling to master remarkable new powers that are somehow linked to his honorspren, Syl.
The Assassin, Szeth, is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. His leading role in the war would seem reason enough, but the Assassin’s master has much deeper motives.
Brilliant but troubled Shallan strives along a parallel path. Despite being broken in ways she refuses to acknowledge, she bears a terrible burden: to somehow prevent the return of the legendary Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that will follow. The secrets she needs can be found at the Shattered Plains, but just arriving there proves more difficult than she could have imagined.
Meanwhile, at the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.
I said I was going to take a break from this series after finishing book one in May. But I can’t. I need to know what’s going to happen next. And since this one is even thicker than the last, I figure it will keep me busy for quite some time. I’m still really excited to pick it up.
So that’s June 2022 TBR. What are you reading this month?