It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Happy December. I don’t know about you, but our December is booked. Every weekend is filled with Christmas parties and festive activities. I’m looking forward to it all but I’m also wondering where I’m going to get all of the energy from, hahaha. So, I’m not sure how much I’m going to read this month, but here’s my December 2022 TBR anyway.
Words of Radiance
Expected to die the miserable death of a slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards. 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. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.
I know this was on my November tbr, and I did actually start it. But I didn’t finish it. I’m on page 377 out of 1,080. Honestly, I really just hope to finish it before the end of the year.
Set in Appalachia, Krampus the Yule Lord is a twisted fairytale about a failed West Virginia songwriter who gets ensnared on Christmas Eve in an eternal war between a not-so-saintly Saint Nick and his dark enemy Krampus, aka Black Peter, an ancient trickster demon.
Like I mentioned in my Black Friday haul I’ve wanted to read this for a couple of years now and I finally got my hands on a copy. It’s not a traditional Christmas story, but I still think it will be a lot of fun. I’m hoping to actually read it around the week of Christmas.
So that’s my December 2022 TBR. What are you reading this month?
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