7th Annual Book Tournament – Round 2 – Forgotten Realms AND Westeros Brackets

By on March 25, 2013

Welcome to Round 2 of the tourney! You didn’t think it was really going to be that easy, did you? Oh, no, my friends, there are miles to go before we sleep….

Today we open the second round with the Forgotten Realms and Westeros brackets. Voting will end at midnight on Wednesday, March 27 for these brackets. Round 3 will open for all brackets on Friday, March 29 Monday, April 1.

Remember, you can vote three ways:

  • via a comment on this post listing the book you wish to vote for in each match-up
  • by liking the book you want to vote for on Facebook (click on the Like button below the book’s cover)
  • with an original tweet (retweets won’t count) that includes a link to this page and uses the hashtag provided below for the book(s) you are voting for

You can vote once per match-up per voting method (i.e., for this round you have 4 match-ups per bracket to vote for any or all of the three ways). The book with the most total votes moves on to the next round.

One last note to the authors: if your book doesn’t have a byline and you want to add one, email it to admin[at]bookspotcentral[dot]com. We reached out to as many of you as we could find a way to email, and want everyone included in the opportunity to share their book’s motto or message!

And now…to the lists!

Forgotten Realms Bracket

16 Fated by Benedict Jacka vs 9 Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson



alif the unseen

A young Arab-Indian hacker goes on the run from a shadowy state security apparatus known as The Hand, accompanied by the girl next door, a genie who grants no wishes, a spry old sheikh and a rebellious prince.


15 Crown of Embers by Rae Carson vs 7 The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

crown of embers



War, insurrection, romance, betrayal, and medieval banking come together in the second volume of The Dagger and the Coin.


14 Doubletake (Cal Leandros, #7) by Rob Thurman vs 11 Intruder by C.J. Cherryh



intruder cj cherryh


Kings of the Morning by Paul Kearney vs 5 Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore



charons claw


Westeros Bracket

16 Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider vs 8 Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

dragons of wendal

Learning new magic isn’t as easy as Zoe expected, especially when the mages at Gorgon University seem dead set against teaching. As for exploring the intriguing mysteries across the border in Wendal, well, it has more teeth than she ever imagined.




King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence vs 10 Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

king of thorns




14 Blood Song by Anthony Ryan vs 6 Redshirts by John Scalzi

bloog song

“We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners.”




13 The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle vs 12 Insurgent by Veronica Roth


When Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel Elizabethan swordsman, is assigned as
bodyguard to an ambassador from the New World, assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the mysterious beings known as skraylings could cost England her new ally–and Mal his soul.




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Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider

Fated by Benedict Jacka


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My votes go to the following:




Charons Claw

Dragons of Wendal

King of Thorns


The Alchemist of Souls

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My votes:


14 Doubletake (Cal Leandros, #7) by Rob Thurman  

The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

4 Kings of the Morning by Paul Kearney

16 Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider

2 King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

14 Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

12 Insurgent by Veronica Roth


I really like Doubletake by Rob Thurman

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Fated, Dragons of Wendal, Alchemist of Souls


Alchemist of Souls by @AnneLyle & Redshirts by @scalzi.

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Fated, Bitterblue, Alchemist of Souls!


I vote Alchemist of Souls and Charon's Claw!!

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Fated, Dragons of Wendal, Redshirts


King of thorns Mark Lawrence

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Dragons of Wendal by Maria Schneider.

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Insurgent Charons Claw

April V
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Alif the Unseen, Doubletake, Dragons of Wendal