Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Books When You’re in the Mood for Axe-Wielding Maniacs


Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!


| Top Ten… Books When You’re in the Mood for Axe Wielding Maniacs |

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is looking at a wondrous array of books for when you’re in the mood for… well just about anything really. So if you’re in the mood for some axe-wielding, blood-raging, battle-crying maniacs then look no further! Some of them may look nice, some of them may even be nice, but you sure as hell don’t want to be within arm’s reach of these bastards when all hell breaks loose. With more battle-axes, hand-axes and axe axes than you can shake a stick at, here is this week’s top ten:

| 1. |

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Black Dow

The First Law

by Joe Abercrombie

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| 2 |

The Grim Company

Jerek the Wolf

The Grim Company

by Luke Scull

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| 3 |

Jean Tannen ( & The Wicked Sisters )

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence

by Scott Lynch

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| 4. |

Druss ( & Snaga )

The Drenai Saga

by David Gemmell
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| 5. |

Perrin Aybara ( & a Moon-Bladed Hand Axe )

The Wheel of Time

by Robert Jordan
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| 6. |

Barkus Jeshua ( & Brenda)

Raven’s Shadow

by Anthony Ryan
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| 7. |

Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs

The Silmarillion & The History of Middle Earth

by J.R.R. Tolkien
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| 8. |

Fitz

The Farseer Trilogy

by Robin Hobb
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| 9. |

Shagga

A Song of Ice and Fire

by George R.R. Martin

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| 10. |

Dwarves

From Everything!

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23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Books When You’re in the Mood for Axe-Wielding Maniacs

  1. LOL. I laughed when I read your title. And then I knew I had to read your list. Great choices! How about Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire? Jorg the little psychopath and all his road brothers would be right at home with all these gritty characters 😀

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  2. Ha ha, what a title! I guess I don’t read about axe-wielding maniacs too often, since the only one of these I’ve read is A Game of Thrones.Still, if I’m ever in the mood, now I’ll know where to look!

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  3. Reblogged this on Brainfluff and commented:
    Yes… I KNOW it’s Wednesday – but I couldn’t resist this offering. What Wednesday (Woden’s Day) would be complete without axe-wielding maniacs, preferably safely contained within a book?

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    1. Oh I’m sure you’d love Assassin’s Apprentice! Hobb is such an amazing writer. Poor Fitz is in poor company though – he is much more honourable than the rest of this bunch (despite the whole assassin thing) 😀

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