Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Twelve top fantasy heist novels

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Meghan Ball tagged twelve great fantasy heist stories, including:
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

What do you do when the world saving hero of myth and legend fails? You call in the B team. Corruption and despair are thick in this world and only a team of criminals and a wet-behind-the-ear mage can save everything. Maybe. Possibly. Okay, maybe not, but they’re going to try! Thus starts one of the best series by Sanderson, who crafts intense heist novel with huge consequences, and one of the most creative and engaging magic systems ever—those who are skilled in “allomancy” can ingest different types of metal and “burn” them in order to gain X-Men-like abilities. What’s truly satisfying is the effort Sanderson puts into making sure the magic follows a sort of logic, fantastic as it is. (It’s not flying, its being magnetic…with style!) An absolute classic of the genre.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: the Mistborn trilogy.

--Marshal Zeringue