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Fantasy Titles On Our Radar: February 2016 Edition

Welcome to the second edition of ‘On Our Radar’, your guide to Fantasy titles being release in the month ahead. Looking at the quality of titles this month, doesn’t it make you a little sad that it’s pretty much impossible to read everything being released these days? I guess it’s all about choosing what you pickup carefully and making the right sacrifices! Do let us know which titles you are excited about in the comments section or through Social Media – it makes the hours that go into researching and making these posts all worthwhile 🙂

Harmony Black (Harmony Black 1)
by Craig Schaefer
01/02/2016

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Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of dead bodies, and she suspects the wrong people are being punished for it.

While on a much-needed vacation, Harmony gets pulled back into action. This time, though, she’s gone from solo work to being part of a team. Their target: the Bogeyman, a vicious and elusive figure…and the creature that destroyed Harmony’s childhood.

Surrounded by quirky, fascinating characters as dedicated to one another as they are to their new partner, Harmony must learn to trust her team—and a new romantic interest—on a dangerous and deadly mission that conjures up memories she’d much rather forget.

LINK to Amazon Page: Harmony Black (Harmony Black Series Book 1)

Hunting the White Witch
Tanith Lee
02/02/2016

Hunting-Witch

Vazkor, who assumed the name of the warrior father he had never known, seeks his mother, a survivor of the hated Old Race known as the White Witch. He has sworn to kill her, to avenge his father and all the humans who had suffered at the hands of the Old Race. But as he searches, his own powers—his fearful heritage—grow. Can Vazkor rid the world once and for all of his own creator?

Hunting the White Witch is the concluding volume of the Birthgrave Trilogy. Rediscover this realm of brilliant cruel beauty and seductive immortal ruins, of savage war and grand conquest, of falling stars and silver gods—with these 40th anniversary editions of legendary fantastist Tanith Lee’s debut book series.

LINK to Amazon Page: Hunting the White Witch (Birthgrave Trilogy)

Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris 4)
by Jim C. Hines
02/02/2016

Revisionary

When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world, he dreamed of a utopian future, a new millennium of magical prosperity. One year later, things aren’t going quite as he’d hoped. An organization known as Vanguard, made up of magical creatures and ex-Porters, wants open war with the mundane world. Isaac’s own government is incarcerating “potential supernatural enemies” in prisons and internment camps. And Isaac finds himself targeted by all sides.

It’s a war that will soon envelop the world, and the key to victory may lie with Isaac himself, as he struggles to incorporate everything he’s learned into a new, more powerful form of libriomancy. Surrounded by betrayal and political intrigue, Isaac and a ragtag group of allies must evade pursuit both magical and mundane, expose a conspiracy by some of the most powerful people in the world, and find a path to a better future.

But what will that future cost Isaac and the ones he loves?

LINK to Amazon Page: Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris)

Winterwood (Rowankind 1)
Jacey Bedford
02/02/2016

Winterwood

Set in 1800 in Britain, Mad King George is on the throne with Napoleon Bonaparte knocking on the door. Unregistered magic users are pursued to the death, while in every genteel home resides uncomplaining rowankind bondservants who have become so commonplace that no one can recall where they came from.

Meanwhile, Rossalinde Tremayne is satisfied with her life as a cross-dressing privateer captain on the high seas. But a bitter deathbed visit to her estranged mother changes her life completely when she inherits a magical winterwood box. Now, not only is she confronted with a newly-discovered brother, and an annoyingly handsome wolf shapeshifter, Rossalinde has to decide whether or not to open the box to free rowankind and right an ancient wrong—even if it brings the downfall of Britain.

This brand-new series is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Bear, D.B. Jackson, and Marie Brennan, as well as readers of historical fiction who are looking for an accessible gateway to fantasy.

LINK to Amazon Page: Winterwood (Rowankind)

Blood of Innocents (Sorcery Ascendant 2)
by Mitchell Hogan
02/02/2016

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A novice sorcerer may hold the key to saving his world—or be the instrument of its destruction—in this second book in The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, a mesmerizing saga of high fantasy that combines magic, malevolence, and mystery.

Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen.

As orphaned, monk-raised Caldan and his companions flee the city, leaving behind their hopes for a new beginning, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in.

With Miranda’s mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan does the unthinkable to save her: he breaks the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors. But when the emperor’s warlocks arrive to capture him, Caldan realizes that his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing, and the enemies assailing the empire may be rivaled by more sinister forces within.

And soon, the blood of innocents may be on Caldan’s own hands.

LINK to Amazon Page: Blood of Innocents (Sorcery Ascendant)

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna
by Maia Chance
02/02/2016

Beauty-Beast

From the author of Cinderella Six Feet Under, a beauty must solve a beastly murder.

Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax knows how to win over an audience. That’s why she’s accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner—and romantic sparring partner—the pompous if dashing Professor Penrose.

But with his boorish table manners, wild mane of hair, and habit of prowling away the wee hours, the comte has shredded Ophelia’s last nerve. She intends to disengage from her feral fiancé at his winter hunting party—until Penrose, his lovely new fiancée, and a stagecoach of stranded travelers arrive at the comte’s sprawling château. Soon she can’t tell the boars from the bores.

When one of the guests is found clawed and bloody in the orangerie, Ophelia is determined to solve the murder before everyone starts believing the local version of Beauty and the Beast. But until the snows melt, she can’t trust her eyes—or her heart—since even the most civilized people hold beastly secrets…

LINK to Amazon Page: Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna: A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery

The Custodian of Marvels (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire 3)
by Rod Duncan
02/02/2016

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You’d have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that’s what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick.

Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth’s way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke’s private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.

Rod Duncan returns with the climactic volume ofThe Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, the breathtaking alternate history series that began with the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter.

LINK to Amazon Page: The Custodian of Marvels (The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire)

Dreaming Death (Palace of Dreams 1)
by J. Kathleen Cheney
02/02/2016

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In the Novels of the Golden City, J. Kathleen Cheney created a “mesmerizing” (Publishers Weekly) realm where magic, history, and intrigue combine. Now, she presents a new world ruled by psychic talents and fatal magic…

Shironne Anjir’s status as a sensitive is both a gift and a curse. Her augmented senses allow her to discover and feel things others can’t, but her talents come with a price: a constant assault of emotions and sensations has left her blind. Determined to use her abilities as best she can, Shironne works tirelessly as an investigator for the Larossan army.

A member of the royal family’s guard, Mikael Lee also possesses an overwhelming power—he dreams of the deaths of others, sometimes in vivid, shocking detail, and sometimes in cryptic fragments and half-remembered images.

But then a killer brings a reign of terror to the city, snuffing out his victims with an arcane and deadly blood magic. Only Shironne can sense and interpret Mikael’s dim, dark dreams of the murders. And what they find together will lead them into a nightmare…

LINK to Amazon Page: Dreaming Death: A Palace of Dreams Novel

Chains of the Heretic (Bloodsounder’s Arc 3)
Jeff Salyards
02/02/2016

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Men are more easily broken than myths.

Emperor Cynead has usurped command of the Memoridons—Tower-controlled memory witches—and consolidated his reign over the Syldoonian Empire. After escaping the capital city of Sunwrack, Captain Braylar Killcoin and his Jackal company evade pursuit across Urglovia, tasked with reaching deposed emperor Thumarr and helping him recapture the throne. Braylar’s sister, Soffjian, rejoins the Jackals and reveals that Commander Darzaak promised her freedom if she agreed to aid them in breaking Cynead’s grip on the other Memoridons and ousting him.

Imperial forces attempt to intercept Braylar’s company before they can reach Thumarr. The Jackals fight through Cynead’s battalions but find themselves trapped along the Godveil. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, Braylar gambles on some obscure passages that Arki has translated and uses his cursed flail, Bloodsounder, to part the Godveil, leading the Jackals to the other side. There, they encounter the ruins of human civilization, but they also learn that the Deserters who abandoned humanity a millennium ago and created the Veil in their wake are still very much alive. But are they gods? Demons? Monsters?

What Braylar, Soffjian, Arki, and the Jackals discover beyond the Godveil will shake an empire, reshape a map, and irrevocably alter the course of history.

LINK to Amazon Page: Chains of the Heretic: Bloodsounder’s Arc Book Three

Kingfisher
by Patricia A. McKillip
02/02/2016

Kingfisher

In the new fantasy from the award-winning author of the Riddle-Master Trilogy, a young man comes of age amid family secrets and revelations, and transformative magic.

Hidden away from the world by his mother, the powerful sorceress Heloise Oliver, Pierce has grown up working in her restaurant in Desolation Point. One day, unexpectedly, strangers pass through town on the way to the legendary capital city. “Look for us,” they tell Pierce, “if you come to Severluna. You might find a place for yourself in King Arden’s court.”

Lured by a future far away from the bleak northern coast, Pierce makes his choice. Heloise, bereft and furious, tells her son the truth: about his father, a knight in King Arden’s court; about an older brother he never knew existed; about his father’s destructive love for King Arden’s queen, and Heloise’s decision to raise her younger son alone.

As Pierce journeys to Severluna, his path twists and turns through other lives and mysteries: an inn where ancient rites are celebrated, though no one will speak of them; a legendary local chef whose delicacies leave diners slowly withering from hunger; his mysterious wife, who steals Pierce’s heart; a young woman whose need to escape is even greater than Pierce’s; and finally, in Severluna, King Arden’s youngest son, who is urged by strange and lovely forces to sacrifice his father’s kingdom.

Things are changing in that kingdom. Oldmagic is on the rise. The immensely powerful artifact of an ancient god has come to light, and the king is gathering his knights to quest for this profound mystery, which may restore the kingdom to its former glory—or destroy it…

LINK to Amazon Page: Kingfisher

Dragon Hunters (Chronicles of the Exile 2)
Marc Turner
09/02/2016

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Once a year the fabled Dragon Gate is raised to let a sea dragon pass into the Sabian Sea. There, it will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages who rule an empire called the Storm Isles. Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as leader of the Storm Lords, but she has no intention of standing down graciously. As part of her plot to hold on to power, she instructs an order of priests known as the Chameleons to sabotage the Dragon Gate. There s just one problem: that will require them to infiltrate an impregnable citadel that houses the gate’s mechanism a feat that has never been accomplished before. But Imerle is not the only one intent on destroying the Storm Lord dynasty. As the Storm Lords assemble in answer to a mysterious summons, they become the targets of assassins working for an unknown enemy. And when Imerle sets her scheme in motion, that enemy uses the ensuing chaos to play its hand.

LINK to Amazon Page: Dragon Hunters (The Chronicles of the Exile #2)

Morning Star (Red Rising 3)
Pierce Brown
09/02/2016

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Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars, generations of people who spend their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that, one day, people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.

Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. That Mars has been habitable – and inhabited – for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down at Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.

Until the day Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their society.

LINK to Amazon Page: Morning Star: Red Rising Trilogy 3 (The Red Rising Trilogy)

A Song for No Man’s Land (No Man’s Land 1)
Andy Remic
09/02/2016

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He signed up to fight with visions of honour and glory, of fighting for king and country, of making his family proud at long last.

But on a battlefield during the Great War, Robert Jones is shot, and wonders how it all went so very wrong, and how things could possibly get any worse.

He’ll soon find out. When the attacking enemy starts to shapeshift into a nightmarish demonic force, Jones finds himself fighting an impossible war against an enemy that shouldn’t exist.

A Song for No Man’s Land is the first in an ongoing series.

LINK to Amazon Page: A Song for No Man’s Land

Angelus (Raziel 3)
Sabrina Bengalis
09/02/2016

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The heart-pounding conclusion to the  Books of Raziel trilogy, a gothic supernatural  tale about a girl who discovers she holds the  keys to both Heaven and Hell—and that angels, demons, and all the creatures in between will stop at nothing to possess her and control that power.

Like sand in an hourglass, time is slipping away . . .

The war started by three powerful angel siblings—Raziel, Lucifel, and Israfel—has divided the kingdoms of both Heaven and Hell for ages. Now, that destruction is spilling over into the human world, and only the Archon can stop it.

She is Angela Mathers, a human who sits on the Devil’s vacant throne, seemingly fulfilling a prophecy of ruin. As the Archon, Angela alone can oppose Lucifel and open Raziel’s Book to use its power for good. But to do so would mean murdering her best friend, Sophia, and that’s a sacrifice Angela refuses to contemplate.

But ruin does not always mean destruction—sometimes it means revolution. Echoes of the past have resurrected the Angelus, the Song of Creation, and its notes are somehow linked to the Book. Now Angela must discover the truth behind the song and her own origins, but time is running out. There are dark forces who believe Angela’s success will not end tragedy but continue it, and they’re determined to stop the Archon’s destiny once and for all.

LINK to Amazon Page: Angelus: The Books of Raziel

The Tiger and the Wolf (Echoes of the Fall 1)
by Adrian Tchaikovsky
11/02/2016

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In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming

Maniye’s father is the Wolf clan’s chieftain, but she’s an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan’s animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to disown half her soul, so escapes, rescuing a prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer Broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back for retribution.

Maniye’s father plots to rule the north and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking allies in their own conflict. It’s a season for omens as priests foresee danger, and a darkness falling across the land. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. A time of testing and broken laws is near, but what spark will set the world ablaze?

LINK to Amazon Page: The Tiger and the Wolf (Echoes of the Fall)

The Guns of Ivrea (Tales of Valdur 1)
by Clifford Beal
11/02/2016

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Patrick O’Brian meets George R. R. Martin in a gritty new fantasy epic.

Acquel Galenus, former thief and now monk, uncovers a terrible secret under the Great Temple at Livorna, one that could shake the faith to its core. A secret that could get him killed. A secret that could enable an older, more sinister form of worship to be reborn.
Pirate princeling Nicolo Danamis, mercenary to the King and captain of the largest fleet in Valdur, has made one deal too many, and enemies are now closing in to destroy him.
Citala, fair-haired and grey-skinned, the daughter of the chieftain of the merfolk, finds herself implacably drawn to the affairs of men. She puts events in motion that will end her people’s years of isolation but that could imperil their very existence.

All their fates will intertwine as they journey across the land, through duchies and free cities riven by political intrigue, religious fervour, and ancient hatreds. Alliances are being forged anew and after decades of wary peace, war is on the wind once again…

LINK to Amazon Page: The Guns of Ivrea (Tales of Valdur Book 1)

The Immortals (Olympus Bound 1)
by Jordanna Max Brodsky
16/02/2016

Immortals

MANHATTAN.
Selene finds the body of a young woman on the banks of the Hudson river, mutilated and wearing a wreath of laurel. She feels a rage not felt in a lifetime, and an obligation: the promise that she made long ago. To protect those who are innocent -who cannot protect themselves.

MURDERS.
With the NYPD out of their depth, Selene must hunt the killer on her own. But when classics professor Theo Schultz offers his expertise to solve the case, the solitary huntress finds herself working with a man who’s her opposite in every way.

GODS.
Together, they discover that a long-forgotten cult is behind the string of murders terrorizing the city. They’ll need help from the one source Selene distrusts most of all: the city’s other Immortals.

LINK to Amazon Page: The Immortals (Olympus Bound)

BigFootLoose and Finn Fancy Free (Finn Fancy Necromancy #2)
by Randy Henderson
16/02/2016

BigFootLoose

Finn Gramaraye is settling back into the family necrotorium business after his long exile in the Fey otherworld. But Finn has a business idea of his own: he’s figured out how to use his half-mad father’s Kinfinder invention to find True Love and wants to set up a magical dating service. When he agrees to help his Bigfoot friend Sal, they walk right into a Feyblood rebellion fomented by unknown forces and fueled by the drug created by Finn’s own grandfather.

LINK to Amazon Page: Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free (Finn Fancy Necromancy #2)

The Two of Swords (Serialised: Part 13)
by K.J. Parker
16/02/2016

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“Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it’s better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings,” he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, “mostly from force of habit.”

A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No-one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no-one knows how it will end.

This serial novel from the World Fantasy Award winning K. J. Parker is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes. The first three parts of The Two of Swords will arrive in March 2014, with further instalments to be released monthly.

LINK to Amazon Page: The Two of Swords: Part 13

Ghosts of the Tristan Basin (A Powder Mage Novella)
by Brian McClellan
16/02/2016

Ghosts

Taniel Two-Shot is a powder mage with the Tristan Ghost Irregulars, a band of volunteers who have made a name for themselves fighting in the Fatrastan Revolution. They range through the swamps of the frontier, cutting off enemy supplies and raiding towns while Taniel hunts the Privileged sorcerers that make the Kez armies so powerful.

When a desperate call for help comes from the nearby city of Planth, the Irregulars aren’t the only ones to answer and Taniel must deal with another hero of the revolution: Mad Colonel Styke. But not all is well within the young Fatrastan government, and more hangs on the defense of Planth than Taniel and his companions could possibly know.

LINK to Amazon Page: Ghosts of the Tristan Basin: A Powder Mage Novella

Calamity (Reckoners 3)
by Brandon Sanderson
18/02/2016

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They told David it was impossible – that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart – invincible, immortal, unconquerable – is dead. And he died by David’s hand.

Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there’s no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

He found some of those answers in FIREFIGHT. Now, he has to decide what to do with them . . .

Calamity is about what you do to fill your heart once you have vengeance.

LINK to Amazon Page: Calamity (Reckoners 3)

13 Minutes
by Sarah Pinborough
18/02/2016

13-Minutes

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?

13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manuiplation and the power of the truth. A stunning read, it questions our relationships – and what we really know about the people closest to us . . .

LINK to Amazon Page: 13 Minutes

A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic 2)
V. E. Schwab
23/02/2016

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Kell is one of the last magicians with the ability to travel between parallel universes, linked by the magical city of London. It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into his possession and he met Delilah Bard. Four months since the Dane twins of White London fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body back into Black London. Now Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila. And as Red London prepares for the Element Games an international competition of magic a certain pirate ship draws closer. But another London is coming back to life. The balance of magic is perilous, and for one city to flourish, another must fall…

LINK to Amazon Page: A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2)

The Path of the Hawk (Path of the Hawk 2)
Ian Graham
23/02/2016

Path-Hawk

The Hawks are the Pilgrim Church’s elite regiment, soldiers entrusted with missions far beyond the scope of the conventional army.
Blessed Master Helligraine – one of the Church’s highest ranking, most beloved holy men, was abducted one year ago, his corpse found rotting in a river. When evidence emerges that Helligraine is still alive and being held against his will, three Hawks are dispatched to bring him home.
But Helligraine’s past – and present – is not what it seems, and two nations are drawn into a conflict whose seeds were sown millennia ago.

LINK to Amazon Page: The Path of the Hawk: Book Two

Graynelore
by Stephen Moore
25/02/2016

Steven-Moore

Rogrig Wishard is a killer, a liar and a thief. Rogrig is the last person the fey would turn to for help. But they know something he doesn’t. In a world without government or law, where a man’s loyalty is to his family and faerie tales are strictly for children, Rogrig is not happy to discover that he’s carrying faerie blood. Especially when he starts to see them wherever he goes. To get his life back, he’s going to have to journey further from home than he’s ever been before and find out what the fey could possibly want from him. But that’s easier said than done when the punishment for abandoning your family is death.

LINK to Amazon Page: Graynelore

Dancer’s Lament (Path to Ascendancy 1)
by Ian C Esslemont
25/02/2016

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It was once a land ravaged by war, minor city states, baronies and principates fight for supremacy, and then the rival cities of Tali and Quon formed an alliance and so Quon Tali came into being. However that was generations ago, that dynasty has collapsed and the regional powers are now clawing at each others throats once more. But at the heart of Quon Tali lies the powerful city state of Li Heng which has for centuries enjoyed relative stability under the guidance of the powerful sorceress known as the “Protectress”. She is not someone likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men into her domain: one is determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age; the other is his quarry – a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill. The sorceress and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions, so how could two such trouble-makers upset her iron-fisted rule? And now, under a new and ambitious king, the forces of Itko Kan are marching on Li Heng from the south. His own assassins, the Nightblades, have been sent ahead into the city, and rumours abound that he has inhuman, nightmarish forces at his command. So as shadows and mistrust swirl and monstrous beasts that people say appear from nowhere, run rampage through Li Heng’s streets, it seems chaos is come – but in chaos, as a certain young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity…

LINK to Amazon Page: Dancer’s Lament: Path to Ascendancy Book 1

This Census-Taker
by China Miéville
25/02/2016

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In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries – and fails – to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.

When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over.

But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?

A novella filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker by China Miéville is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity, read by actor Matthew Frow.

LINK to Amazon Page: This Census-Taker

The Silver Tide (Copper Cat 3)
by Jen Williams
25/02/2016

SilverTide

Tales of the Black Feather Three and their exploits abound far and wide, and Wydrin of Crosshaven, Lord Aaron Frith and Sir Sebastian have become sell swords in demand. Having foiled powerful mages and evil magic, they now face a challenge unlike any before – in the form of Wydrin’s mother.

Devinia the Red, notorious pirate and captain of the Poison Chalice, is intent on finding the fabled treasure hidden within the jungles of the cursed island of Euriale. She needs the skills of her daughter Wydrin and her companions to get there, and our heroes cannot resist the lure of coin and adventure. But no explorer has returned from the heart of the island, and it’s not long before the Three find themselves in the clutches of peril. Deep within the island of the gods, there are remnants of forces best left undisturbed…

Follow the reckless heroes of THE COPPER PROMISE and THE IRON GHOST in an epic quest unlike any they have faced before.

LINK to Amazon Page: The Silver Tide (Copper Cat)

Paperbacks

Those Above by Daniel Polansky
The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
The Vagrant by Peter Newman
Dragonfly Falling by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig
Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey
Radiant State by Peter Higgins
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
The Regulators by Stephen King
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Valkyrie’s Song by M.D. Lachlan
Goodhouse by Peyton Marshall
Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky
A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett
Righteous Fury by Markus Heitz
Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
Seventh Son and Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card
The Final Programme by Michael Moorcock
When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

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11 Comments

  1. Tez George says:

    I take it the sequel to Alex Marshall’s A Crown For Cold Silver isn’t coming out this year?

    • Simon Ellberger says:

      Tez: This article is for fantasy books being released in February, 2016. “A Blade of Black Steel,” which is the sequel to “A Crown for Cold Silver,” is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2016.

  2. Simon Ellberger says:

    Here’s a few more:

    The Alchemy of Chaos by Marshall Ryan Maresca 02/02/2016
    A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly 02/02/2016
    The Witch Who Came in From the Cold—Episode 2: “A Voice on the Radio” by Cassandra Rose Clarke 03/02/2016
    The Witch Who Came in From the Cold—Episode 3: “Double Blind” by Max Gladstone 10/02/2016
    The Witch Who Came in From the Cold—Episode 4:: “Stasis” by Lindsay Smith 17/02/2016
    The Witch Who Came in From the Cold—Episode 5:: “The Golem” by Ian Tregillis 24/02/2016
    Northwoods by Bill Schweigart 16/02/2016
    Lovecraft Country by Max Ruff 16/02/2016
    The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle 16/02/2016

    US debut:
    Son of the Morning by Mark Alder 94/02/2016

  3. Coen Zuidervaart says:

    McClellan’s book is actually already available if you buy it through his website!

    Here is the link to the Twitter message, which sends you to his own store.

    https://twitter.com/BrianTMcClellan/status/693920477035765762

  4. Ajay says:

    Dancers lament……. The one I am looking forward to the most

  5. shaun higgins says:

    Really looking forward to Dancers Lament!

  6. Patrick Boyle says:

    So excited for new Ian Graham.

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