Todd Crusan is a software engineer by day, living and working in the Phoenix area. By night he is writing his second novel The Blood of Heroes, the sequel to the wildly successful Heroes of Old, and other projects. He is an avid reader, beer aficionado, and Angry Birds fanatic. If he’s not shopping for a new IPA at Total Wine, you may find him hanging out at the Yardhouse, BJ’s Brewhouse, Gordon Biersch, or Friday Happy Hour at P.F. Chang’s.

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Heroes of Old

Ever wonder what Todd reads? Here’s his current reading list lately:

Now reading on his Kindle:
A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 3 by George R. R. Martin. (Love the HBO series!)

Next in the queue:
Wool by Hugh Howey

Eagerly Awaiting Release:
Locke Lamora Book III by Scott Lynch (Lynch’s first two books were phenomenal, part fantasy, part Oceans Eleven)
The King Killer Chronicles BooK III by Patrick Rothfuss (eagerly awaiting the conclusion!)

Recently finished:
Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (My wife and I have read and love the entire Pendergast series!)
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett
The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
The Name of the Wind by Patric Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
Gideon’s Sword by Preston and Child
The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer
Bloodright by William Greenleaf
Cold Vengeance by Preston and Child
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (an old favorite)
The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks (another old favorite)
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E. L. James (My wife read it and made me read it)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child
Die Trying (Jack Reacher #2) by Lee Child