My year in books…

Here’s my 2010 reading list. It’s a bit shorter than my 2009 list and almost all of the books listed are fantasy novels. I think everything is here, though there is a chance that I’ve missed adding a couple, especially non-fiction that I read alongside the fiction.
14 fantasy authors and 28 books including a book of 11 short stories by Australian fantasy legends.

The Dark Mirror – Juliet Marillier (Book 1 of The Bridei Chronicles)
Child of the Prophecy – Juliet Marillier (Book 3 of The Sevenwaters Trilogy)
Son of the Shadows – Juliet Marillier (Book 2 of The Sevenwaters Trilogy)
Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier (Book 1 of The Sevenwaters Trilogy)
The Heir of Night – Helen Lowe – (Book 1 of The Wall of Night)
Tymon’s Flight – Mary Victoria – (Book 1 of the Chroncles of the Tree)
King’s Wrath – Fiona McIntosh – (Book 3 of the Valisar Trilogy)
Legends of Australian Fantasy – Jack Dann and Johnathan Strahan
Shalador’s Lady – Anne Bishop (A Black Jewels novel)
The Reluctant Mage – Karen Miller (Book 2 of Fisherman’s Children)
The Infinity Gate – Sara Douglass (Book 3 of Darkglass Mountain)
The Twisted Citadel – Sara Douglass (Book 2 of Darkglass Mountain)
Hell to Heaven – Kylie Chan (Book 2 of Journey to Wudang)
The Serpent Bride – Sara Douglass (Book 1 of Darkglass Mountain)
The Ambassador’s Mission – Trudi Canavan (Book 1 of The Traitor Spy)
Strange Attractors – Kim Falconer (Book 3 of Quantum Enchantment)
Arrows of Time – Kim Falconer (Book 2 of Quantum Enchantment)
Earth to Hell – Kylie Chan (Book 1 of Journey to Wudang)
Stormlord Rising – Glenda Larke (Book 2 of Watergivers)
Cold Magic – Kate Elliott (Book 1 of Spirit Walker)
The Spell of Rosette – Kim Falconer (Book 1 of Quantum Enchantment)
The Dukan Diet – Dr Pierre Dukan
Blue Dragon – Kylie Chan (Book 3 of Dark Heavens)
Red Phoenix – Kylie Chan (Book 2 of Dark Heavens)
Wizard Squared – K E Mills (Book 3 of Rogue Agent)
White Tiger – Kylie Chan (Book 1 of Dark Heavens)
At the Gates of Darkness – Raymond Feist (Book 2 of The Demonwar Saga)
Crown of Stars – Kate Elliott (Book 7 of Crown of Stars)

Oz sci-fi, fantasy or horror…

Best wishes to Trudi Canavan, Glenda Larke and KE Mills, all finalists for ‘best fantasy novel’ in the Aurealis Awards. Good luck, too, to all the other finalists, but the above three Aussie ladies (expat in Glenda’s case) are amongst my favourites.

The Aurealis Awards “recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers“. The ceremony is being held in Brisbane and winners will be announced tonight (Jan 23, 2010)

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Congratulations to Trudi Canavan on her win for best fantasy novel. Well done, Trudi! Well done all other winners as well.
Aurealis winners list

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Wizard to the power of two…

Karen Miller (aka KE Mills) ran a competition to win an advance copy of her new Rogue Agent book, Wizard Squared, and I won a copy!  As if winning itself isn’t exciting enough, the book arrived today! WooHoo! I usually never win anything so that makes it even better.

Wizard Squared By K. E. Mills

Wizard Squared By K. E. Mills

If you haven’t read any of Karen’s books, and you’re a fantasy fan, you are really missing out. She’s a very prolific, and quality,  writer – writing at a punishing pace and celebrating sending her books to the publisher in the strangest ways!

From her website: “Karen Miller is the author of the bestselling fantasy duology Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, the fantasy trilogy Godspeaker, the bestselling tie-in novels Stargate SG-1: Alliances and Stargate SG-1: Do No Harm and Star Wars The Clone Wars: Wild Space. Writing as K.E. Mills she is the author of the Rogue Agent series.”

I haven’t read any of her Stargate or Star Wars books, but I have read all the rest and I highly recommend them.

I think I’ll have to take a break from my current book and read Wizard Squared instead but don’t expect any spoilers when I’m done. The book is due for release in Oz on 31 January, 2010 but if you haven’t read the first two Rogue Agent books you really should go out and get them first.

Thanks again Karen!