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#CBR4 Maneuver #18 – The Wise Man’s Fear

Target: Patrick Rothfuss’ The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2)

Profile: Epic Fantasy, The Kingkiller Chronicle

Summary: From The Name of the Wind, “My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me…”

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#CBR4 Maneuver #15 – Blood of the Mantis

Target: Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Blood of the Mantis (Shadows of the Apt #3) 

Profile: Alternative Fantasy, Steampunk, Epic Fantasy

Summary: From the Back Cover, “Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, Achaeos has tracked the stolen Shadow Box to the marsh town of Jerez, but he has only days before the magical box is lost him forever.  Meanwhile, the forces of the Empire are mustering over winter for their great offensive, gathering their soldiers and perfecting their new weapons.  Stenwold and his followers have only a short time to gather what allies they can before the Wasp armies march again, conquering everything in their path.  If they cannot throw back the Wasps this spring, then the imperial black-and-gold flag will fly over every city in the Lowlands before the year’s end.  In Jerez there begins a fierce struggle over the Shadow Box, as lake creatures, secret police, and renegade magicians compete to take possession.  If it falls into the hands of the Wasp Emperor, however, no amount of fighting will suffice to save the world from his relentless ambition.”

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#CBR4 Maneuver #8 – The Hero of Ages

Target: Brandon Sanderson’s The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)

Profile: Epic Fantasy

Summary: From the Back Cover, “Killing the Lord Ruler to end the Final Empire was obviously the right thing to do, wasn’t it?  With the return of the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists, increasingly heavy ashfalls, and ever more powerful earthquakes, Vin and Elend are no longer so sure.  Long ago, Ruin – one of the primal beings who created the world – was promised the eventual right to destroy all things.  Now that Vin has been tricked into releasing him from the Well of Ascension, Ruin apparently intends to collect.”

Some series spoilers below.

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CBRIII Maneuver #15 – The Name of the Wind

Target: Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind

Profile: Epic Fantasy

Summary: From the back of the book, “My name is Kvothe.  I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings.  I burned down the town ofTrebon.  I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life.  I was expelled from the Univeristy at a younger age than most people are allowed in.  I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day.  I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

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