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Has anyone heard any news about Karen Miller's The Tarnished Crown series? I've been having a nose around online and couldn't find anything at all beyond a brief mention of the paperback version of The Falcon Throne being released a couple of months ago. The first book didn't wow me exactly, but I was still curious to know if there had been any updates on the second book. (I know it's only a year since the first book was released but win news of 2016 releases already I thought something might have been known)


You're actually waiting for a Karen Miller book, excuse me while I go have a little stroke  :shocked:

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You're actually waiting for a Karen Miller book, excuse me while I go have a little stroke  :shocked:

I'm not waiting for it exactly, but the first book wasn't awful (what glowing praise!) and of the various series I've been reading that is one of the few I hadn't heard anything about lately. I was just curious to know if there was any update.
I haven't actually read anything else by Karen Miller though so I don't know how is one held up against her other works
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On my end, I've got a good production schedule:




Sequels to current books

Book 3 and 4 of the Supervillainy Saga (Games of Supervillainy, Secrets of Supervillainy, and Science of Supervillainy)
Book 2 of the Red Room series (Eldritch Ops)


New Series


Agent G: Infiltrator: Memory-less assassin struggles for creepy government agency who wiped his mind.

Wraith Knight and Wraith Lord: Which is basically my hypothesis of what would happen if a Ringwraith-like being regained his free will after the Dark Lord's death.


My friend Jim Bernheimer is coming out with a new Confessions of a D-List Supervillain book and Rob J. Hayes is releasing a pirates-themed sequel to his Ties That Bind books.

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Holy crap, I got an advanced copy of Bennett's City of Blades today.  Was not expecting that!  Sorry for the brag but holy crap!  Other than getting the next Hobb I cannot think of another book I'm more tempted to read right the freak now release date next April be damned.

Amazon has the release date as January, 2016.

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Ian Graham’s Monumental Return: Author Wings His Way Back To Fantasy Shelves With THE PATH OF THE HAWK

Around a decade ago we published Ian Graham’s blisteringly good fantasy debut: MONUMENT. It featured an anti-hero the likes of which we’d never seen before, and David Gemmell called it the most exciting fantasy of the year, adding that Graham was a ‘magnificent storyteller’. Some fans have even claimed that MONUMENT predicted the current grimdark trend in fantasy.

We are now super excited to announce that not only will we be releasing MONUMENT in ebook for the first time ever this December, but we have a brand new two book fantasy adventure from Ian Graham to share with you!

Coming to ebook in January 2016, THE PATH OF THE HAWK

A prequel of sorts, THE PATH OF THE HAWK is also a chance to learn more about what made Ballas the man he is in MONUMENT . . .

Dates for your diary:

MONUMENT comes out in ebook on 8th December this year.
THE PATH OF THE HAWK: BOOK ONE will be released in ebook January 26th 2016

THE PATH OF THE HAWK: BOOK TWO following February 23rd.
THE PATH OF THE HAWK print omnibus edition will be released summer 2016.

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From Matthew Hughes' home page:

Over the weekend, I received another one of those affirmations: super-editor Gardner Dozois invited me to send him a story for an upcoming theme anthology to be called The Book of Swords. Assuming Gardner likes what I’ll send him, I’ll be joining K.J. Parker, Scott Lynch, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix, C.J. Cherryh, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Kushner, Ken Liu, Daniel Abraham, Cecelia Holland, and Peter S. Beagle in the table of contents. And probably more big names who have yet to commit.

 I wonder if the second editor is George Martin. Or maybe Dozois is editing solo this time. When will The Book of Swords be published - in 2017? Is it going to include the fourth Dunk & Egg story?

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Del Rey is delighted to announce the acquisition of Infernal from author Mark de Jager. Michael Rowley, Editorial Director at Del Rey has acquired world all languages rights, including audio, film and TV directly from David Headley (MD) and Harry Illingworth (Associate Agent) at DHH Literary Agency. Del Rey will publish in hardback in August 11, 2016.


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Kiersten White's And I Darken will be published in June 2016:


This vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s Game of Thrones… if it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story’s atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters. Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s THE RED QUEEN, Kristin Cashore’s GRACELING, and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won’t want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in a trilogy.

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Locus's updated 'Forthcoming Books' through September 2016

July 2016

Erikson, Steven • Fiends of Nightmaria • (PS Publishing, nva, hc)
Ford, Jeffrey • A Natural History of Hell • (Small Beer Press, cln, tpb)

August 2016

Miéville, China • The Last Days of New Paris • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
Wendig, Chuck • Myrmidon • (Harper Voyager US, hc)
Wexler, Django • The Guns of Empire • (Penguin/Roc, hc)
Wilson, F. Paul • Panacea • (Tor, hc)

September 2016

Bledsoe, Alex • Chapel of Ease • (Tor, hc)
Hamilton, Peter F. • Night Without Stars • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
Hamilton, Peter F. • Night Without Stars • (Macmillan UK, hc)
Rawn, Melanie • Playing to the Gods • (Tor, hc)
Wilde, Fran • Cloudbound • (Tor, hc)

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The Burning Isle by Will Panzo from Ace/Roc will be published in October 2016.

Then I have a wonderful debut author, Will Panzo, with The Burning Isle, a very dark revenge fantasy that’s a bit like if Zelazny had written The Count of Monte Cristo.. (Aka, could not stop reading!!)  The jungle island of Scipio is ruled by a city-port controlled by two warring mob-bosses, only kept in check by the general who rules the fort deep in the jungle. But when an enigmatic—and very powerful—mage arrives, his agenda will reach far beyond Scipio into the Empire itself… The Burning Isle will pub in October 2016, and is perfect for fans of Scott Lynch, Joe Abercrombie, and Mark Lawrence. —Diana Gill, Executive Editor @Ace/Roc

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Summarizing the ones I am interested in at the start of the year.

The Great Ordeal-Bakker

Winds of Winter ( still possible after today's update)

Children of Earth and Sky-Kay

Sharp Ends-Abercrombie

Thorn of Emberlain ( though I seriously question a 2016 release)-Lynch

Doors of Stone-Rothfuss ( same as with Lynch, could happen but no one has any idea)

Tentatively interested in:

The Tiger and the Wolf-Tchaikovsky-February

Sleeping Giants-Neuvel

The Fireman-Hoe Hill

Fall of Light-Erikson

Natural History of Hell-Jeffrey Ford

Sea of Rust-Cargill

To the Bright Edge of the World-Eowyn Ivey


Age of Myth-Sullivan

City of Mirrors-Cronin

Horus Heresy books:

The Master of Mankind-Dembski Bowden

The Path of Heaven-Chris Wraight

The Crimson King-McNeill

Pharos-Guy Haley


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I just bought my first fantasy book published in 2016, and it's not mentioned anywhere in this thread (unless I missed it): Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer. It's urban fantasy:

"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."

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The rest of my January-release SFF purchases for this month (other than online magazines, episodic serials, and any unannounced surprises) are:

Midnight Taxi Tango [Jan 5] Daniel José Older

City of Light [Jan 5] Keri Arthur

Drake (The Burned Man) [Jan 5] Peter McLean

Path of Gods [Jan 5] Snorri Kristjansson  

The Glass Galago [Jan 6] A. M. Dellamonica

The Drowning Eyes [Jan 12] Emily Foster

Goldenfire [Jan 14] A.F.E. Smith

The Fire Mage’s Daughter [Jan 15] Pauline M. Ross

Small Wars [Jan 19] Matt Wallace

Pagan Night [Jan 19] Tim Akers

Medusa’s Web [Jan 19] Tim Powers

All the Birds in the Sky [Jan 26] Charlie Jane Anders

Staked [Jan 26] Kevin Hearne

Broken Hero [Jan 26] Jonathan Wood

Roadside Magic [Jan 26] Lilith Saintcrow

The Brimstone Deception [Jan 26] Lisa Shearin

Lustlocked [Jan 26] Matt Wallace

City of Blades [Jan 26] Robert Jackson Bennett

Daughter of Blood [Jan 26] Helen Lowe


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