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Yeah but no news of release date either by publisher/author or amazon,so better wait till we at least get a tentative date.

Also,what happened to the 3rd book in Col Buchanan's Heart of the World series ? Book 2 came out way back in 2011.

Well, 2 years ago isn't really all that much in the fantasy world. But I would also like to know, cause damn them books is good.

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Looks like The Black Guard by AJ Smith has been pushed to Feb 2014? No listing on US sites at all and showing as unavailable on BookDepository. HoZ website says 2.13.2014 but not sure if it's giving me USA or Britain release date. It was supposed to be out on Aug 1.

Edit - I take it back, it's available on Amazon UK. Kindle price only £0.99!

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Dust and Light (The Sanctuary Duet #1) by Carol Berg will be published in August 2014 by NAL/Roc Books.

How much must one pay for an hour of youthful folly? The Pureblood Registry had accused Lucian de Remeni of "unseemly involvement with ordinaries," which meant only that he had spoken with a young woman not of his own kind, allowed her to see his face unmasked, worked a bit of magic for her... Since that one mistake, Lucian’s grandsire had excised half his magic; he had endured five years of Inquisitor Pons casting her sour eye over his shoulder; and savage Harrowers had massacred his family. Now, the Registry had contracted his art to a common coroner. His extraordinary gift for portraiture was restricted to dead ordinaries – beggars or starvelings hauled from the streets. But sketching the truth of dead men's souls brought unforeseen consequences. Sensations not his own. Truths he could not possibly know and dared not believe. The coroner called him a cheat, trying to weasel out of a humiliating contract. The Registry would call him mad, and mad sorcerers were very dangerous…

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The Barrow by Mark Smylie (March 4,2014) (Pyr Books)

Action, horror, politics, and sensuality combine in this stand-alone fantasy novel with series potential. Set in the world of the Eisner-nominated Artesia comic books.

To find the Sword, unearth the Barrow. To unearth the Barrow, follow the Map.

When a small crew of scoundrels, would-be heroes, deviants, and ruffians discover a map that they believe will lead them to a fabled sword buried in the barrow of a long-dead wizard, they think they've struck it rich. But their hopes are dashed when the map turns out to be cursed and then is destroyed in a magical ritual. The loss of the map leaves them dreaming of what might have been, until they rediscover the map in a most unusual and unexpected place.

Stjepan Black-Heart, suspected murderer and renegade royal cartographer; Erim, a young woman masquerading as a man; Gilgwyr, brothel owner extraordinaire; Leigh, an exiled magus under an ignominious cloud; Godewyn Red-Hand, mercenary and troublemaker; Arduin Orwain, scion of a noble family brought low by scandal; and Arduin's sister Annwyn, the beautiful cause of that scandal: together they form a cross-section of the Middle Kingdoms of the Known World, brought together by accident and dark design, on a quest that will either get them all in the history books, or get them all killed.

Story Locale: The Middle Kingdoms of the Known World, a secondary world fantasy milieu in the tradition of Tolkien and drawing on Middle English, Celtic, Greek and Roman worlds.

Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk (March 11,2014) (Pyr Books)

Series: The Book of the Black Earth



Set in a richly-imagined world, this action-heavy fantasy epic and series opener is like a sword-and-sorcery Spartacus.

It starts with a shipwreck following a magical storm at sea. Horace, a soldier from the west, had joined the Great Crusade against the heathens of Akeshia after the deaths of his wife and son from plague. When he washes ashore, he finds himself at the mercy of the very people he was sent to kill, who speak a language and have a culture and customs he doesn't even begin to understand.

Not long after, Horace is pressed into service as a house slave. But this doesn't last. The Akeshians discover that Horace was a latent sorcerer, and he is catapulted from the chains of a slave to the halls of power in the queen's court. Together with Jirom, an ex-mercenary and gladiator, and Alyra, a spy in the court, he will seek a path to free himself and the empire's caste of slaves from a system where every man and woman must pay the price of blood or iron. Before the end, Horace will have paid dearly in both.

Story Locale: Akeshia, an Egyptian-flavored fantasy world where magic cannot be cast without the shedding of blood.

Series Overview: A shipwrecked man who joined a crusade against a foreign power finds that his latent magical ability brings him into an alliance with its queen in a court of intrigues, magic, and danger.

Operation Shield: A Cassandra Kresnov Novel by Joel Shepherd (April 8,2014) (Pyr Books)

Part military SF, part cyberpunk, part grand-scale space opera, and part techno-psychological thriller, the Cassandra Kresnov novels transcend the recently narrow segmentation of the science fiction genre.

In 23 Years on Fire, Cassandra discovered that the technology that created her has been misused in her former home and now threatens all humanity with catastrophe. Returning home to Callay, she finds that Federation member worlds, exhausted by the previous thirty-year-war against the League, are unwilling to risk the confrontation that a solution may require. Some of these forces will go to any lengths to avoid a new conflict, including taking a sledgehammer to the Federation Constitution and threatening the removal by force of Cassandra's own branch of the Federal Security Agency.

More frighteningly for Sandy, she has brought back to Callay three young children, whom she met on the mean streets of Droze, discovering maternal feelings she had not known she possessed. Can she reconcile her duty as a soldier, including what she must do as a tactician, with the dangers that those decisions will place upon her family-the one thing that has come to mean more to her than any cause she now believes in?

Story Locale: Several alien worlds and starships.

Series Overview: The adventures of Cassandra "Sandy" Kresnov, the ultimate synthetic soldier who was made by the League, but defected to her former enemy, the Federation. Explosive action sequences and a focus on character make the Cassandra Kresnov novels unique in SF.

The Silk Map (Gaunt and Bone #2) by Chris Willrich (May 6,2014) (PYR)

It's Brent Weeks meets China Mieville in this wildly imaginative fantasy adventure featuring high action, elegant writing, and sword and sorcery with a Chinese flare.

At the end of The Scroll of Years, the poet Persimmon Gaunt and her husband, the thief Imago Bone, had saved their child from evil forces at the price of trapping him within a pocket dimension. Now they will attempt what seems impossible; they will seek a way to recover their son. Allied with Snow Pine, a scrappy bandit who's also lost her child to the Scroll of Years, Gaunt and Bone awaken the Great Sage, a monkeylike demigod of the East, currently trapped by vaster powers beneath a mountain. The Sage knows of a way to reach the Scroll-but there is a price. The three must seek the world's greatest treasure and bring it back to him. They must find the worms of the alien Iron Moths, whose cocoons produce the wondrous material ironsilk.

And so the rogues join a grand contest waged along three thousand miles of dangerous and alluring trade routes between East and West. For many parties have simultaneously uncovered fragments of the Silk Map, a document pointing the way toward a nest of the Iron Moths. Our heroes tangle with Western treasure hunters, a blind mystic warrior and his homicidal magic carpet, a nomad princess determined to rebuild her father's empire, and a secret society obsessed with guarding the lost paradise where the Moths are found-even if paradise must be protected by murder.

Story Locale: An Eastern fantasy setting inspired by the Silk Road, taking cues from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Marco Polo's Description of the World, and Kipling's The Man Who Would be King.

Series Overview: The stories of a pair of fantasy adventurers who've dared the impossible quest of forging a happy life together. Gaunt and Bone are an unusual heroic team in an atypical fantasy landscape, motivated less by a desire to battle evil or by greed but out of very personal motivations, devotion to each other, and a desire to rescue a lost son.

The Leopard (Marakand #1) by K. V. Johansen (June 10,2014) (PYR)

Part one of a two-book epic fantasy, set in a world as richly drawn as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, but with Mideastern and Eastern flavors

In the days of the first kings in the North, there were seven devils…

Honey-tongued Ogada died when a storyteller came to the queen's hall at Ulvsness. Twice-betrayed Ghatai fell at Lissavakail, where he tried to make himself a god. The Old Great Gods hold a hostage against Vartu Kingsbane, compelling her service as their Sword. But there is more than one devil in the city of Marakand, and Vartu and Dotemon the Dreamshaper were once friends.

The tribe of the goddess Catairanach has been conquered by the secretive Lady of Marakand, its queen treacherously murdered, the young heir brutally executed. With no other recourse open to her, Catairanach sends for the one man she believes can kill the Voice of the Lady, guarded as that priestess is by a cadre of divinely-protected and invulnerable warrior-priests, the godless, cursed and undying assassin of the Five Cities known as Ahjvar the Leopard.

In Marakand, the resistance movement, led by former street-guard Jirrys, thinks it may have found a new weapon against the Lady in the mysterious Northron wanderer Moth, who just might be able to free the imprisoned gods of Marakand if Jirrys can persuade her to join them. The Lady, though, has a new weapon as well, a captain, a champion, the undying king of the folk of the goddess Catairanach-Ahjvar the Leopard.

Story Locale: The City of Markand, in the Lands Over-Malagru, a large, Mediterranean-style city in a fantasy world, in which a devil has slain and impersonated the local deity.

Series Overview: Assassins, hunters, spies and once ordinary folk find themselves caught up in the machinations of small gods and powerful demons in a land where every hill, stream and valley has a spark of the divine.

The Return of the Discontinued Man by Mark Hodder (July 8,2014) (PYR)

Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne return in a new series of wildly imaginative steampunk adventures.


It's 9 p.m. on February 15, 1860, and Charles Babbage, the British Empire's most brilliant scientist, performs an experiment. Within moments, blood red snow falls from the sky and Spring Heeled Jack pops out of thin air in London's Leicester Square. Though utterly disoriented and apparently insane, the strange creature is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton!

Spring Heeled Jack isn't alone in his mental confusion. Burton can hardly function; he's experiencing one hallucination after another-visions of parallel realities and future history. Someone, or something, is trying to tell him about…what?

When the revelation comes, it sends Burton and his companions on an expedition even the great explorer could never have imagined-a voyage through time itself into a twisted future where steam technology has made a resurgence and a despotic intelligence rules over the British Empire!

Story Locale: A steampunk Victorian London and world beyond.

Series Overview: A wildly imaginative alternate history set in motion by the assassination of Queen Victoria where Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Swinburne serve as the Holmes and Watson in a series of madcap and macabre mysteries.

The Wide World’s End (Tournament of Shadows #3) by James Enge (PYR) (August 5,2014)

The tale of the early days of Morlock Ambrosius-master of all magical makers, wandering swordsman, and son of Merlin-concludes!

From beyond the northern edge of the world, the Sunkillers (undying enemies of everything that lives and breathes and is an individual) are reaching into the sky of Laent to drain out its light and warmth. Their hope is to scrape sky, land, and sea clean of mortal life and return to where they once dwelled, before the first rising of the sun. Against them stand only the Graith of Guardians, defenders of the peaceful anarchy of the Wardlands. But the agents of the Sunkillers are abroad even in the Wardlands: plotting, betraying, murdering among the Graith.

Married now for a century, Morlock Ambrosius and Aloê Oaij will take different paths to counter the threat. As Aloê ferrets out the enemy within the Graith, Morlock joins forces with his sister, the formidable Ambrosia Viviana, and crosses the monster-haunted plains of the deep north to confront the Sunkillers in their own realm. Morlock and Aloê think their parting is temporary, but it is final. They may or may not save the world, but they will not save each other, or themselves.

Story Locale: The world of Laent, a flat world, where the sun travels West to East, and many staples of fantasy fiction are turned on their heads.

Series Overview: The fall from grace of Morlock Ambrosius, expert swordsman, master of all magical makers, hunchback, son of Merlin, and soon to be broken hero.

Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell (Titan Books) (May 13,2014)

Hot Lead, Cold Iron is the first novel in a brand-new fantasy detective series that will appeal to fans of Rivers of London and The Dresden Files

Chicago, 1932. Mick Oberon may look like just another private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he's got pointy ears and he's packing a wand.

Oberon's used to solving supernatural crimes, but the latest one's extra weird. A mobster's daughter was kidnapped sixteen years ago, replaced with a changeling, and Mick's been hired to find the real child. The trail's gone cold, but what there is leads Sideways, to the world of the Fae, where the Seelie Court rules. And Mick's not really welcome in the Seelie Court any more. He'll have to wade through Fae politics and mob power struggles to find the kidnapper - and of course it's the last person he expected.

The Free by Brian Ruckley (October 14, 2014) (Orbit)


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The Free by Brian Ruckley (October 14, 2014) (Orbit)


April 15, 2014 in the US.

Graham Joyce's next novel is The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit:

Critically acclaimed author Graham Joyce returns with a sexy, suspenseful,and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present.

David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English resort town. This is against the wishes of his family…because it was at this resort where David's biological father disappeared fifteen years earlier. But something undeniable has called David there.

A deeper otherworldliness lies beneath the surface of what we see. The characters have a suspicious edge to them…David is haunted by eerie visions of a mysterious man carrying a rope, walking hand-in-hand with a small child…and the resort is under siege by a plague of ladybugs. Something different is happening in this town.

When David gets embroiled in a fiercely torrid love triangle, the stakes turn more and more menacing. And through it all, David feels as though he is getting closer to the secrets of his own past.

This is a darkly magic and sexy book that has a strong suspense line running through it. It's destined to continue to pull in a wider circle of readers for the exceptionally talented Graham Joyce.

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Michael J. Sullivan's science fiction novel Hollow World will be published by Tachyon in April 2014.

The future is coming…for some, sooner than others.

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man, who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. He could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began…but only if he can survive Hollow World.

Welcome to the future and a new science fiction thriller from the bestselling author of The Riyria Revelations.


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The Martian by Andy Weir (Crown) (February 11, 2014)

Apollo 13 meets Castaway in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller-set on the surface of Mars.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.

It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him-and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he's stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive-and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to get him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills-and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit-he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

INCREDIBLE BUZZ STARTING ALREADY: Our rights team has done hundreds of thousands of dollars in foreign deals with auctions in numerous territories, and film rights sold at auction to superpowered writer-producer Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes, X-Men: First Class).

Armada by Ernest Cline (Crown) (July 22, 2014)

A cinematic, inventive, heartwarming, and completely nerdtastic adventure from the bestselling author of Ready Player One.

Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.

But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.

As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he'll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he's been thrown into.

MOVIE IN THE WORKS: Universal spent seven figures on the film rights after a fierce auction and are currently developing Armada as a summer “tent-pole” film.

Untitled Last Policeman #3 by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) (July 15, 2014)

The third and final installment in the Edgar Award-winning "pre-apocalyptic" Last Policeman series featuring detective Hank Palace.

With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his only relative-his sister Nico-isn't safe. Soon, it's clear that there's more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it's up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out…for everyone.

Story Locale: New Hampshire

Series Overview: The Last Policeman trilogy presents fascinating mysteries against the backdrop of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job-but not Hank Palace. While society crumbles around him, Hank sets out to investigate murders, missing persons, and conspiracy theories in a search for answers to questions way beyond "whodunit."

The Man with the Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi (Pantheon) (May 20, 2014)

The English-language debut of an exciting new award-winning voice from Taiwan - a stunning novel that is at once fantasy, reality, and dystopian environmental saga, in which the lives of two people from very different worlds intertwine under the shadow of a man-made catastrophe.

On the mythical island of Wayo-Wayo, young Atile'i has just seen his 180th full moon and, following the tradition of his people, is sent out alone into the vast Pacific as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, he happens upon a new home-a vast island made of trash. Meanwhile, in Taiwan, Alice, a professor of literature, is preparing to commit suicide following the disappearance of her husband and son. But her plans are put on hold when the trash island collides with the Taiwan coast where Alice lives. Her home is destroyed, but meeting Atile'i gives her life new meaning as they set out to solve the mystery of her lost family. Drawing in the narratives of others impacted by the disaster-Alice's friends and neighbors, environmentalists from abroad, the mysterious man with compound eyes-the novel tells an enthralling, surreal story of the known-and unknown-world around us.

Robogenesis by Daniel H. Wilson (Doubleday) (June 10, 2014)

The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse

"The machine is still out there. Still alive."

Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the earth was left in tatters…but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed.

In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping. In a series of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Readers will bear witness as survivors find one another, form into groups, and react to a drastically different (and deadly) technological landscape. All the while, the remnants of Archos's shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a war that will not allow for humans to win again.

Daniel H. Wilson makes a triumphant return to the apocalyptic world he created, for an action-filled, raucous, very smart thrill ride about humanity and technology pushed to the tipping point.

Blades of the Old Empire (Majat Code #1) by Anna Kashina (Angry Robot) (February 25, 2014)

An action-packed and romantic fantasy for fans of Mark Lawrence and Gail Z Martin.

An elite sword-for-hire finds herself torn between duty and honour.

Story Locale: Fantasy kingdom

Series Overview: To save the heir to a throne and his unique magic gift, an elite assassin is forced to choose between honour and duty, and risk everything in the process.

Sunstone (Elemental Wars #2) by Freya Robertson (Angry Robot) (March 25, 2014)

Monstercide by Dan Abnett (Angry Robot) (April 22, 2014)

They started to appear, without warning, out of eternity's gates, and one by one the great cities of humanity fell…

In the near future, the Earth is suffering a long and protracted death, savaged and mauled by leviathan entities of unknown origin, entities that can only be described as monsters. Perhaps they are the apocalyptic archetypes that have stalked mankind's memories and nightmares since the cave.

Across the planet, mankind struggles to conceive weapons capable of driving the monsters back before the human race is extinguished entirely. At the very brink, allies are found, warriors potent enough to take the fight to the monsters.

But the warriors bring a dark secret of their own. The fate of mankind is bleaker and stranger than anyone could have imagined…

Dustwalker #2 by Jay Posey (Angry Robot) (April 29, 2014)

The second of the Dustwalker series, reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name in a Mad Max setting.

The first of the Awakened has appeared, and there is hope for humanity once more. But the road has never been, and never will be easy.

Story Locale: Post-apocalyptic USA

Last God Standing by Michael Boatman (Angry Robot) (April 29, 2014)

When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose.

Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth’s vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action He abandoned.

Meanwhile, the newly-humanised deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God.

How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on…?

Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner (Angry Robot) (April 29, 2014)

It's Supernatural meets Men in Black in a darkly humorous urban fantasy from the author of Nekropolis.

A supernatural agency hunts down nightmares in our world to keep the peace, and allows dream-folk to live among us - as long as they play by the rules.

A Conversation in Blood (Egil and Nix #3) by Paul S. Kemp (Angry Robot) (June 24, 2014)

The third in the stand-alone adventures of Egil & Nix, from NYT bestselling author of Star Wars and Dungeons & Dragons novels.

The third adventure of Egil & Nix.

Series Overview: Tomb Robbers, treasure hunters, demon-fighters, and unlikely heroes, Egil & Nix's misadventures have made them legend, but all that does is get them into more trouble.

Crown of Renewal by Elizabeth Moon (May 27, 2014) (Del Rey)

Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes her triumphant return to fantasy with the concluding volume in a New York Times bestselling series perfect for readers of Robin Hobb and Lois McMaster Bujold.

Disparate threads come together in the concluding volume of Elizabeth Moon's epic fantasy tale, as ancient mages are awakened, ancient evils are defeated, and ancient secrets are revealed. But none of this comes without a high personal cost, as both kindgoms and characters are changed forever in the wake of their trials…and not always for the better.

Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles #7) by Kevin Hearne (June 17, 2014) (Del Rey)

The seventh book-and the first hardcover-in the New York Times-bestselling urban fantasy series starring Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids-the coolest, funniest, and most memorable urban fantasy hero since Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden!

This hilarious and action-packed urban fantasy series is set in a modern world in which all the gods of every pantheon are alive and well, as in American Gods; its hero is a smart-mouthed, buttkicking magician, like Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden. But it's told in a smart, witty, unforgettable voice that's all Kevin Hearne-a rising star in the fantasy world. This addictive and wildly imaginative series stars hero Atticus O'Sullivan: a handsome, tattooed Irishman who looks like a young rock star, but is in actuality a 2,000-year-old Druid with extraordinary magic powers. In Shattered, Atticus and his apprentice Granuaile travel to India to battle an ancient plague-summoning demon…and meet an important person from Atticus's past!

Shards of Time (Nightrunner #7) by Lynn Flewelling (April 1, 2014) (Del Rey)

The end of an era, as acclaimed author of Luck in the Shadows, Lynn Flewelling wraps up the story of fan-favorite spies Alec and Seregil in this final Nightrunner novel, which contains all the action, intrigue, political skullduggery and magic that have made the books such an enduring part of the classic fantasy genre.

The war between Skala and Plenimar has finally ended, and the world is at peace. And nightrunners Alec and Sergeil are…bored! The only commissions they are offered these days involve purloining embarrasing love letters, where once the fate of nations hung in their hands. So they jump at the chance to investigate a brutal double-murder on the sacred island of Kouros-especially since rumors hold that the murdered governor and his mistress were torn apart by ghosts. But an even worse evil is lurking on this once-revered island…a force that nearly took otu Alec ansd Seregil the first time they encountered it.

Story Locale: Fantasy world

Series Overview: The Nightrunner books follow the adventures of the spies Seregil and Alec.

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Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow #2) by Anthony Ryan

Publisher: Orbit (3 July 2014)


Description from Amazon UK:


Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the death of his friends and a betrayal by his king. After five years in an Alpiran dungeon, he just wants to go home.

Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back with a knife between the ribs. He destroyed her family and ruined her life. Nothing will stop her from exacting bloody vengeance - not even the threat of invasion from the greatest enemy the Realm has ever faced.

Yet as the fires of war spread, foes become friends and truths turn to lies. To save the Realm, Reva must embrace a future she does not want - and Vaelin must revisit a past he'd rather leave buried.

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Well, 2 years ago isn't really all that much in the fantasy world. But I would also like to know, cause damn them books is good.

Col Buchanan’s 3rd book in the ‘Heart of the World’ series will be published in 2014.

JULIE CRISP (Editorial Director Tor UK) SAYS (SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 AT 2:44 PM):

it’s in, been edited and is currently back with the author being reworked. As soon as it comes in we’ll look at scheduling it but it’s more than likely to be next year for publication now.

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Via Tor.com:

Ben Smith, the Publishing Manager of Solaris:

“We did initially plan to release the three first Kearney books in an omnibus, however we reconsidered and will be releasing them individually next year with A Different Kingdom in February, Way to Babylon in June and Riding the Unicorn in November. There were a number of factors but one of the reasons for the change of plan was the discovery that none of these titles had been released in North America before. So they are effectively brand new releases there, and as such an omnibus no longer did such exceptional books justice for their first time out of the gate. We’re therefore maintaining the separate editions in both the US and UK.”

Way to Babylon by Paul Kearney in June 2014

Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney in November 2014

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Take it for what it's worth, but...Lev Grossman revealed at last weekend's Decatur Book Festival that "Magicians Land" (the third in his Magicians trilogy) was due at the publisher last Friday, but he is not done with it yet. Gave the impression he was getting close, though. Presumably, that would indicate a plan towards at 2014 release. Just FYI.

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Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards (Solaris Books) (March 25, 2014)

A dead warrior king frozen in winter ice. Six grieving sons, each with his own reason to kill. Two weary travellers caught up in a web of suspicion and deceit.

In a distant time long before our own, wandering bard Talus and his companion Bran journey to the island realm of Creyak, where the king has been murdered. From clues scattered among the island’s mysterious barrows and stone circles, they begin their search for his killer. But do the answers lie in this world or the next?

Nobody is above suspicion, from the king’s heir to the tribal shaman, from the servant woman steeped in herb-lore to the visiting warlord whose unexpected arrival throws the whole tribe into confusion. And when death strikes again, Talus and Bran realise nothing is what it seems.

Creyak is place of secrets and spirits, mystery and myth. It will take a clever man indeed to unravel the truth. The kind of man this ancient world has not seen before.

Meet Talus – the world’s first detective.

Shanghai Sparrow by Gaie Sebold (Solaris Books) (April 29, 2014)

Shaghai Sparrow is a Far Eastern steampunk tale of espionage, distant empires and thrilling exploits, with a dynamic heroine.

The British Empire is at war, both within and without.

Eveline Duchen was once a country child, living a life of privilege, touched by the magic that still clings to the woods and fields of Victorian England. Now she is a street urchin in a London where brutal poverty and glittering new inventions exist side by side, living as a thief and con-artist under the wing of the formidable Ma Pether.

Caught in an act of deception, Eveline is faced with Mr Holmforth, a gentleman in the service of Her Majesty’s Government, who offers her a stark choice. Transportation, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service - at Madam Cairngrim’s school for female spies. The school’s regime is harsh. Eveline has already learned harder lessons. She plans to take advantage of everything they can teach her, then go her own way.

But in the fury of the Opium Wars, the British Empire is about to make a devil’s bargain. Eveline’s choices will change the future of her world, and reveal the truth about the death of her sister Charlotte.

Shangai Sparrow is set in an alternative England and China. It contains Formidable Devices, Fay, Etheric Science, Espionage, Opium, Murder and Bartitsu and may not be suitable for those of a delicate disposition.

Justice (Tainted Realm #3) by Ian Irvine (Orbit Books) (June 3, 2014)


The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis.

Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way - but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Axil from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever.

Justice is the shattering finale to Ian Irvine's fantasy epic The Tainted Realm trilogy.

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Michael J. Sullivan's science fiction novel Hollow World will be published by Tachyon in April 2014.


Hey thanks for mentioning Hollow World. It's been well received by the nearly 900 people who participated on the kickstarter and I can't wait until it is "commercially available." One thing I wanted to point out. I retained the ebook rights which allows me to do some pretty interesting things. For instance, anyone who buys the print or audio version can also get the ebook for free and i'll provide it without DRM and in multiple formats (so you could read it on your kindle and ipad without having to convert the file with something like Calibre). I also have made arrangements so that people can get signed copies of their print books. I find this new "hybrid" method of publishing to offer some great new capabilities for the readers and I hope with things such as BookMatch (Amazon) and CloneFiles (Angry Robot and selected indie bookstores) this will be more common.

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