I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!
Wow, we’re really getting into tough prompts early this year, huh? I don’t tend to read a lot of books that are primarily set outdoors, but after some intense thought, I managed to come up with at least a few. Here goes nothing!
- Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton — this nonfiction told the history of a ship that sailed into the Antarctic and got stuck, and while yeah, a lot of it was ON the ship, I still kind of count that as outdoors. Plus, the crew did spend a good amount of time out on the ice. This was an interesting story too, and it’s true!
- The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter — this fantasy spends a lot of time outdoors, since the characters are constantly training and on the brink of war, and there’s some truly incredible battle scenes in it.
- Dead Water by C.A. Fletcher — this horror novel isn’t completely terrifying, but it’s more like “horror-lite” yet so much of it took place outside on an isolated island that gave me the creeps in the best possible way.
- Ruination by Anthony Reynolds — this is another fantasy that involved a lot of outdoor scenes, and a plot that was absolutely engrossing.
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang — it’s starting to feel like most military fantasy novels spend a good portion of the story outdoors, which makes sense. It would be hard to fight battles inside.
- The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri — this isn’t quite military fantasy, but a lot of the power in the magic comes from nature, and the characters do spend a significant portion of time outdoors.
That’s all I can come up with for now, but let me know what I’ve missed, because I’m sure there’s plenty!
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