Jodie's Top Ten of 2013

Jodie is our resident Fantasy, Sci-Fi and gaming specialist. He's also the Night Manager, which figures.

Here are his picks for the best of 2013.

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Red Moon: A Novel By Benjamin Percy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455501663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 7th, 2013

A fabulous read blending genre fiction with literary style writing. Unique and cool!

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Kinslayer: The Lotus War Book Two By Jay Kristoff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250053947
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 2nd, 2014

The sequel to Stormdancer. A non stop Japanese inspired Steampunk adventure filled with mythology and action galore

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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy #3) By Rick Atkinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805062908
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 14th, 2013

Book three of Mr. Atkinson's World War 2 trilogy. This final book takes us from D-Day in Europe on until the end of the war. Inspirational and well written.

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1356: A Novel By Bernard Cornwell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061969713
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 27th, 2013

Another fantastic piece of historical fiction by the master himself. 1356 is the year the English fought the French in the Battle of Poiters, amidst the Hundred Years War.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062255655
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow - June 18th, 2013

A story of nostalgia and sometimes dark things. I found myself at various times reminiscing on my own past, lost in Gaiman's beautiful writing.

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Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It By David M. Ewalt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451640519
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Published: Scribner - September 9th, 2014

Though it presents itself as a history of Dungeons & Dragons, this book encompasses so much more.

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The Rithmatist By Brandon Sanderson, Ben McSweeney (Illustrator), Ben McSweeney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brandon Sanderson, Ben McSweeney (Illustrator), Ben McSweeney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780765320322
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Published: Tor Teen - May 14th, 2013

Sanderson is such a skilled and detailed writer you feel that if magic were real you could actually preform miracles

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Easy Go By Michael Crichton, John Lange Cover Image
ISBN: 9781783291205
Availability: Out of Print - Sorry
Published: Hard Case Crime - October 29th, 2013

While this is an old book newly republished, I found it stands well with all the new releases this year. If I could nominate the entire run of his Hard Case reprints as one choice, I would