Weekend Reads #23: Irish Fantasy & Fantasy Horror

Happy Saturday to you all. If any of you have been following me on Twitter, then you probably already know that this week turned into a chaotic flaming ball of stress and anxiety when one of my senior kitties was hospitalised in an emergency situation and then ended up needing a super invasive surgery. Thankfully the surgery was a success and it looks like his recovery has finally started to look good. I’m going to hope that his recovery continues on its current path until he is back to being one-hundred-percent grumpy ol’ kitty dude.

Since I will be on kitty watch all weekend, I plan on spending it entirely on reading library books and watching Asian cinema. Truth be told, I am mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted, so I could use the rest just as much as Azizi. Today, I’m going to share with y’all the three books that I plan on tackling! I’ve been craving fantasy of varying sorts, and, as such, fantasy makes up much of my weekend anticipatory novels!

Kingsway West by Greg Pak

Kingsway West is a stand-alone fantasy western graphic novel that is authored by a Korean-American with illustrations from Mirko Colak, Simon Bowland, and Wil Quintana. The story takes place in the Old West that is crackling with magic and follows a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law. After spending thirteen years in a ruthless war, and becoming famous for his murderous talents, all Kingsway desires now is a simple life with his wife, Sonia. However, when a lady with a red-gold sword brings bloody chaos to his doorstep, Kingsway must find a way to keep himself, his soul, and his wife safe from doom and gloom.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a fantasy horror, alternate history novel that is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, following his more violent activities, such as brutally hunting vampires, and how these creatures played a part in the American Civil War.

The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic is an Irish fantasy novel written by an Irish-American author, the novel follows Aisling, a goddess in human form that was born to rule both domains with her twin sister, Anya, thus uniting the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland, interests are horribly divided. Far from its shores, there are greater forces brewing. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Enter Jordan, a Vatican commander who is tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures, who has built his career on schemes. Yet, increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to further understand the forbidden magic.

I wish you all a calm and lovely weekend ahead! Remember that if you feel the need to, please participate in some self-care. Also remember to hug your furry or scaled critters with lots of love, if possible! ♥

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #23: Irish Fantasy & Fantasy Horror

  1. I really enjoyed Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I like how it’s written to make it seem totally plausible that Lincoln could have been a vampire hunter.
    I tried reading The Last Days of Magic back when it came out but couldn’t get into the story. I can’t remember why, but I thought the concept was interesting.

    • I’ve really been enjoying ALVH. Haven’t started The Last Days of Magic yet as I’ve been really into ALVH haha. I hope I can get into The Last Days of Magic, the concept sounds great, but we shall see!

  2. Looks like you have a couple of great reads ahead of you this weekend 😀I really hope that your cat is going to recover soon. You take care as well, and have a great weekend 😊

  3. Awh, I hope your cat makes a full recovery and is back in top form for asap! Movies and books seem like a great idea to elevate some of the stress ♥

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