7th Annual Book Tournament – Round 2 Results

By on March 30, 2013

The day has closed for another half our champions, and we are down now to 1/4 of the initial field. Only 16 standards still fly, all vying to become their bracket champion and earn the chance to enter the last, the final, the greatest match of all. Before we list the next set of matches, let’s take a look at how the competitors in Round 2 fared:

Forgotten Realms Bracket 

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

15 Crown of Embers by Rae Carson went down to 7 The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

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

4 Kings of Morning by Paul Kearney was ere deposed by 5 Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore

Westeros Bracket

16 Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider flew circles around 8 Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

2 King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence dealt a bitter blow to 10 Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

14 Blood Song by Anthony Ryan held fast against 6 Redshirts by John Scalzi

13 The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle transmogrified a victory over 12 Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Malazan Empire Bracket

1 Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson was swept beneath 8 Whispers Underground (Peter Grant, #3) by Ben Aaronovitch

2 The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks continued its dominant run against 10 Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories, #2) by Mary Robinette Kowal

14 Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia McKillip could not stand against 11 Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

4 The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett’s curtain fell before 12 Straits of Galahesh by Bradley P Beaulieu

Middle Earth Bracket

The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin could not rise against 9 And Blue Skies From Pain by Stina Leicht

15 Dead of Winter by Lee Collins froze out 7 The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney

3 Sharps by K.J. Parker poked enough holes to sinke 11 Railsea by China Mieville

4 The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams rolled over 5 Caliban’s War by James S A Corey

Congratulations to all who advanced, and thanks for the hearty fights to those defeated. You lost well, with honor and courage.

So here is where we stand going into Round 3, our Sweet Sixteen round:

Forgotten Realms Bracket

16 Fated by Benedict Jacka vs 5 Charon’s Claw by R. A. Salvatore

7 The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham vs 14 Doubletake (Cal Leandros, #7) by Rob Thurman

Westeros Bracket

16 Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider vs 13 The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle

2 King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence vs 14 Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Malazan Empire Bracket

8 Whispers Underground (Peter Grant, #3) by Ben Aaronovitch vs 12 Straits of Galahesh by Bradley P Beaulieu

2 The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks vs 11 Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Middle Earth Bracket

9 And Blue Skies From Pain by Stina Leicht vs 4 The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams

15 Dead of Winter by Lee Collins vs 3 Sharps by K. J. Parker

Voting, as per the amended schedule, will begin on Monday, April 1 for Round 3 and end at midnight on Wednesday, April 3.

About Elena Nola

Elena Nola runs things here at BookSpotCentral. She is also the imperial movie critic and the colder half of the Ladies of Ice and Fire. On Twitter @MoffElena
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