Monday, May 15, 2017

Thirty-two books for "American Gods" fans

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Martin Cahill, inspired by the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, tagged thirty-two books in which deities take direct action, including:
The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne, by Brian Staveley (4 books)

Staveley’s epic fantasy, continued in this year’s Skullsworn, centers on the children of an emperor whose lives are thrown into chaos in the wake of his death. In this world, humanity is only the newest in a long line of sentient beings, preceded by the cold, emotionless Csestriim and, before them, the primal Nevariim, all of them under the watch of the Old Gods and the Young. While the original trilogy has all these different layers of peoples at war, the gods run through each book, possessing, influencing, and using humanity to their own ends. Philosophically inclined, with steadfast but gorgeous prose, Stanley’s series is epic in scale but fresh in ideas.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Brian Staveley (April 2017).

--Marshal Zeringue