Top 5 Tuesday #90: Fire & Lightning

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books with fire

(We’re more into channeling Iroh than Ozai… but where are all our fire-benders at? 🔥☄️)
(Variant: lightning)

OK, this week’s topic was difficult to find answers for, but somehow I managed to find books that fit.

Olympians, Vol. 1: Zeus, King of the Gods by George O’Connor (illus.)

First up is this middle-grade fantasy comic book that’s the first in a series about the Greek gods. This first volume retells select stories about Zeus, focusing on the god in his younger years.

The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan

This one may be a stretch, but I think there was a lot of fire in the war that occurs at the end of the book… but I can’t remember for sure. The Shadow Saint is the second in the Black Iron Legacy fantasy series that’s set in a world were the gods are at war.

Klaus by Grant Morrison, illus. by Dan Mora

For this fantasy comic book, I remember for sure that there was fire in the battle that occurs toward the end. Klaus focuses on a sexy, bad-ass Santa Claus trying to reignite the Yuletime spirit in Grimsvig, a dismal town in the far north.

Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Another one with lightning that’s also based on Greek myths. This one is the first novel in a middle-grade fantasy series about children of Greek gods trying to survive and save the world by defeating monsters and fulfilling prophecies.

A Song of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin

Running out of what else to include, I went for something easy — GRRM’s popular series, which has dragons and characters who don’t mind fire.

Yea… this was a hard one, lol.



10 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #90: Fire & Lightning

    1. Lol! I’m reminding you of many books 😀
      I’m not, actually, because I didn’t like the first one at all, so I’m not confident in this new one. Also, I think I’d prefer if it was animated than live action.

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  1. Fire bolts and lightning, very very frightening… I don’t know why i’ve had that in my head since seeing the prompt, but I have

    SoIaF is pretty darn fiery. I kept meaning to work it in, then I had a different idea, and next thing you know I had five. Well, that and me thinking “Jaime is such a perfect choice for talking about Zuko except he flips back damn his hide”.


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