The Winds of Khalakovo makes Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist’s Top 10 for 2011!

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Today, there is a rather large smile on my face. The Winds of Khalakovo just made Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist’s Speculative Fiction Top 10 for 2011. Winds joins books by two of my heroes: C.S. Friedman and George R.R. Martin. And I’m certainly pleased (more than pleased. Way, way pleased…) to be among such august company as Pat Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, Steven Erikson, and the others.

Here’s the list with links to Pat’s reviews. I know he was just finishing up Winds, so I’m assuming the review will be coming shortly.

  1. Steven Erikson’s The Crippled God (CanadaUSAEurope)
  2. C. S. Friedman’s Legacy of Kings (CanadaUSAEurope)
  3. George R. R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons (CanadaUSAEurope)
  4. R. Scott Bakker’s The White-Luck Warrior (CanadaUSAEurope)
  5. James S. A. Corey’s Leviathan Wakes (CanadaUSAEurope)
  6. Robert McCammon’s The Five (CanadaUSAEurope, and Subpress)
  7. Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes (CanadaUSAEurope)
  8. Patrick Rothfuss’ The Wise Man’s Fear (CanadaUSAEurope)
  9. Melanie Rawn’s The Diviner (CanadaUSAEurope)
  10. Bradley P. Beaulieu’s The Winds of Khalakovo (CanadaUSAEurope)

Yes, today, the smile on my face could stretch the world.


  1. Paul (@princejvstin)

    December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    That is some excellent company. Good show!

    • Brad

      December 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks, Paul. Yeah, I’m really psyched about being listed among these people. I’m quite happy to be at the tail end of the list, staring up at those giants.