Today, in the Top Ten Tuesdays the topic is Books Bought because of the Cover or Title.

1, Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
Both the title and the cover tempted me to buy this one. I had no idea that it was fourth in a continuing series, though. I like the play on words with the Western title Fistful of Dollars, and remembered the Star Trek: TNG episode Fistful of Datas. However, the series is post-apocalyptical urban fantasy and doesn’t have a western feel at all.

2, The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rucsh
I was looking for more SF and this one caught my eye on the internet. It was only available used and is was a bit of a hassle to order a used copy from US. It was worth it.

3, The Iron Hunt by Marjorie Liu
For some reason I really liked the cover of the first edition even though it’s simple. The later prints have had gorgeous covers, though.

4, The Snake Agent by Liz Williams
I really like the wonderful cover and the blurb about a Chinese hero lured me in.

5, The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams
The Alexander in the title is Alexander the Great so of course I had to get it.

6, City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer
I knew that VanderMeer was famous is US when I bought it but I wasn’t prepared at all for the new weird sort of book with several intertwined novellas.

7, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick
This felt like a different sort of fantasy than I read at the time (epic, mostly) and it was translated into Finnish. Those days, it was very rare to find a translated fantasy book which wasn’t either for children or based on a roleplaying game.

8, Elfquest by Wendy and Richard Pini
I wasn’t at all prepared for the gorgeous and addictive world of Two Moons and the elves when I innocently picked up my first EQ album.

9, The Right Hand of Amon by Lauren Haney
Obviously, there’s a references for Ancient Egypt but that was all I knew about the book.

10, Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinson
Another that I requested from BookMooch based on the title.

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