Books & Series I want to read in 2021

Hi everyone!

So it’s now 2021. Thank god 2020 is over!

Anyway, let’s move onto a more cheerful topic: books and reading! As a reader, I have quite the TBR pile I’m sure the rest of you do too. However, some books really jump out from the pile and move to near the top of the pile and I thought it would be good to share some of those with you.

One thing I do want to mention quickly is that all of these books are from series that I haven’t started yet. Everyone loves starting a new series of books, don’t they? It brings always brings a promise of adventure and a sense of excitement about potentially finding a book/series/author you’ll love!

Anyway, enough waffling. Here are five books that I can’t wait to get stuck into this year!


The Solar War (and the rest of the Siege of Terra books)

Blurb

After seven years of bitter war, the end has come at last for the conflict known infamously as the Horus Heresy. Terra now lies within the Warmaster’s sights, the Throneworld and the seat of his father’s rule. Horus’ desire is nothing less than the death of the Emperor of Mankind and the utter subjugation of the Imperium.

As an avid Warhammer 40,000 fan and having read the a lot of the Horus Heresy novels (not all though because THERE ARE SO MANY!) I can’t wait to read this. Once the Siege of Terra series is done, we will have seen the most pivotal and important part of the 40k lore written in a series of novels and I think that is going to be incredibly cool!

Children of Time & Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blurb

A race for survival among the stars… Humanity’s last survivors escaped earth’s ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers?

These books have been on my TBR forever, and I honestly don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to them yet as I have heard nothing but good things. I have read some of Tchaikovsky’s fantasy books (some of the Echoes of the Fall series) and they were good, but not stunning. However, I have heard that his science-fiction is a whole other level above, so can’t wait to jump into it!

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

Blurb

AS AN EMPIRE DIES, THREE WARRIORS WILL RISE. THEY MUST RIDE THE STORM OR DROWN IN ITS BLOOD.

The kingdom of Kisia is divided, held together only by the will of the god-emperor. When an act of betrayal shatters an alliance with the neighbouring land of Chiltae, all that has been won comes crashing down.

Now, as the fires of war spread, a warrior, an assassin and a princess must chase their ambitions, no matter the cost.

War built the Kisian Empire. And now war will tear it down.

This is another book that I have seen nothing but good things written about. I swear everyone who reads this loves it, so basically the hype has me intrigued!

Xenos (and the rest of the Eisenhorn trilogy) by Dan Abnett

Blurb

The Inquisition moves amongst mankind like an avenging shadow, striking down the enemies of humanity with complete ruthlessness. Inquisitor Eisenhorn faces a vast interstellar cabal and the dark power of daemons, all racing to recover an arcane text of supreme and abominable power – an ancient tome known as the Necroteuch.

A classic Warhammer 40,000 novel and one I have somehow not picked up before. So a new year seems like as good a time as any to fix that! Plus, Dan Abnett is consistently a pretty damn awesome author.

The Gatewatch by Joshua Gillingham

Blurb

Torin Ten-Trees and his closest companions, Bryn and Grimsa, set out to join The Gatewatch and become trollhunters. When a troupe of meddling dwarves throws them off course they are captured by trolls and taken as prisoners to a secret gathering deep underground. There they learn that an ancient giant has crowned himself king of the trolls and plans to utterly destroy The Gatewatch. Their perilous journey back to the land of sun and stars will stretch their strength to the limit, strain their wits, and demand an unspeakable sacrifice. But will it be enough to defeat the Troll King?

This is a children’s/middle grade book that apparently (according to a good few people who have reviewed it at least) has some serious The Hobbit vibes. That, basically, is enough to make me want to read it… Plus, look at that cover!


So there you have it, five books (and their series) that I really want to read this year. Fingers crossed I’ll get around to them all by this time next year but I have a tonne of other series that I have already started that I want to read too!

Have you read any of these books? Are there any specific books or series that you want to read this year? let me know!

Anyway, Happy New Year! Here’s to a better year!

Jack

5 thoughts on “Books & Series I want to read in 2021

  1. I don’t know about the other books you mention but WE RIDE THE STORM was a book I really enjoyed and I’m looking forward to book 2! I love Devin Madson’s world, especially Kisia and Miko.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s