Hello readers! I am back with another TBR post but this time it is for the Royal Readathon. This readathon runs from Sunday the 13th to Sunday the 20th and is centered around reading books which include royal characters. The Royal Readathon was created by Booktuber Booked and Busy and the link to her announcement will be at the bottom!
Recently, I have been really getting back into fantasy books and I do really love the ones centered around royalty. Just know, you do not have to read fantasy books in this readathon! The books just have to have royalty in them of some kind.
1 Long Live the King – read a book with a male protagonist
2 May the best woman win – read a book about women fighting for power
3 Who run the world? Girls – read a book set in a Queendom
4 Bells Will Be Ringing – read a book featuring a romance
5 Read the Group book: Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
6 A Name Fit for a King – royal, prince, princess, king, queen, throne, crown (or any other “royal” word in the title.
For the first prompt, read a book with a male protagonist, I am going to be reading Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. I read the first book in this series around a year ago and I need to continue it!
Synopsis (of the 1st book): Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
For the prompts of, read a book about women fighting for power, set in a Queendom, and read a book with a romance, I have chosen the group book, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin. This one is already on my TBR because of the Crusty Book Club anyway.
Synopsis:For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s freedom.
But Karina has deadly aspirations of her own. Her mother, the Sultana, has been assassinated; her court threatens mutiny; and Solstasia looms like a knife over her neck. Grief-stricken, Karina decides to resurrect her mother through ancient magic . . . requiring the beating heart of a king. And she knows just how to obtain one: by offering her hand in marriage to the victor of the Solstasia competition.
When Malik rigs his way into the contest, they are set on a course to destroy each other. But as attraction flares between them and ancient evils stir, will they be able to see their tasks to the death?
Lastly, read a book with a royal word in the title, I am going with Way of Kings. I have never read a Brandon Sanderson book before and I am ready to dive in.
Synopsis: According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed…
They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won.
Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne.
On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few day a young spearman forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn’t understand and doesn’t really want to fight. What happened deep in mankind’s past? Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?
I have no idea of I can fit all three of these in because two of them are around 1000 pages, but I am going to do my best! Comment down below and let me know if you are participating in this readathon and what you are reading! I am always looking for good recommendations.
Royal Readathon Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ucsxtpbGE
What else I am reading this month: https://allithebookgiraffe.wixsite.com/allithebookgiraffe/post/bookopoly-chooses-my-monster-filled-adventure-through-wonderland