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7th Annual Book Tournament – Round 2 – Malazan Empire AND Middle Earth Brackets
We continue the second round with the Middle Earth and Malazan Empire brackets. Voting will end at midnight on Thursday, March 28, 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!
Malazan Empire Bracket
1 Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson vs 8 Whispers Underground (Peter Grant, #3) by Ben Aaronovitch
2 The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks vs 10 Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal
14 Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia McKillip vs 11 Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
Empires rise. Empires fall. The sky changes with them… and some hold in their hands the ambition to bring the whole reach of the Eternal Sky under their dominion.
4 The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett vs 12 The Straits of Galahesh by Bradley P Beaulieu
The Straits of Galahesh. Because you don’t have enough windships in your life. Get in the game.
Middle Earth Bracket
1 The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin vs 9 And Blue Skies From Pain by Stina Leicht
“Two words: ninja priests.”
15 Dead of Winter by Lee Collins vs 7 The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney
Cora Oglesby and her husband Ben keep the monsters of the Old West in check, but when an old foe returns for vengeance, Cora must confront her own past if she is to survive.
3 Sharps by K.J. Parker vs 11 Railsea by China Mieville
4 The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams vs 5 Caliban’s War by James S A Corey
A mysterious being attacks the garden moon of Ganymede. It may be the vanguard of an alien invasion, or something more dangerous that comes from someplace much closer to home.
Here my vote:
1. Match-Up: "Whispers Underground"
2. Match-Up: "The Blinding Knife"
3. Match-Up: Range of Ghosts
4. Match-Up: "The Straits of Galahesh
5. Match-Up: "Of Blue Sky from Pain"
6. Match-Up: "The Dead of Winter"
7. Match-Up: "Sharps"
8. Match-Up: "The Dirty Streets of Heaven"