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Fantasy Friday
New Books (9/11 – 9/18)

Skybound Sea, The (The Aeons’ Gate Book Three) by Sam Sykes
For fans of Joe Abercrombie, Ari Marmell, and Scott Lynch. She Comes. The skies bleed. The earth groans. The sea howls. The world is rent asunder as the Kraken Queen claws her way from hell. And the only ones standing in her way are a young man with a piece of steel and a voice in his head, his many companions and their many, many problems.
Publisher: Pyr (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B0096DJDO6

Mortal Consequences: Forgotten Realms (Forgotten Realms: Arcane Age, Netheril Trilogy) by Clayton Emery
The Netherese Empire will collapse in five generations. A forgotten foe, armed with a hell-spawned source of destructive magic, returns to seek her revenge, and a lost love is found in a most unexpected place. Against a backdrop of war and chaos, the barbarian Sunbright struggles to carve out a niche for himself—and his people—in a rapidly changing world.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B008ADFH0C

Dangerous Games: Forgotten Realms (Forgotten Realms: Arcane Age, Netheril Trilogy) by Clayton Emery
Netheril, empire of magic, where wizards wield power far beyond the ken of mortal men. Netheril, where citadels float, magic runs wild, and mages dabble in games better left for the gods. Netheril, a place of dangerous games where the barbarian Sunbright Steelshanks soon finds himself an unwilling pawn in a lethal match of wits, wiles, and powers.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B008ADFHPW

The Lyra Novels: Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, Caught in Crystal, and The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede
Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess.
Publisher: Open Road (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B0092G1BOC

Full Blooded (Jessica McClain) by Amanda Carlson
Full Blooded, a face-paced, action filled urban fantasy, the first in the Jessica McClain series, will be released by Hachette Book Group by both ORBIT US & UK SEPT 2012. Full Blooded is Amanda Carlson’s first fiction novel.
Publisher: Orbit (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B00578CPA8

The Darwath Trilogy: The Time of the Dark, The Walls of Air, and The Armies of Daylight by Barbara Hambly
As a student of medieval history, Gil Patterson is a woman familiar with dark stories. She knows the Crusades, the Black Death, and the other horrors of the Middle Ages all too well, but it is another kind of atrocity that has begun to haunt her dreams. She sees forces of evil assaulting a beleaguered kingdom, whose kind people are on the brink of annihilation, and awakes each morning in a cold sweat.
Publisher: Open Road (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B0090WTL90

The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer) by Brent Weeks
He’d thought he had five years left–now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.
Publisher: Orbit (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B0076DDFCO

Alien Sex: 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasyby Ellen Datlow and William Gibson
An incubus disguised as a high school girl puts a disturbing spin on the teacher/student fantasy. An engineer creates a robot with unexpected consequences during the end of the world. A man becomes the pet of alien invaders. From stories of aliens in other worlds to those living among us, these tales will move you out of your comfort zone and open you up to experiencing something—or someone—completely different.
Publisher: Open Road (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B009193KBC

Old Magic by Marianne Curley
Kate is at a loss. She meets a boy with curious powers and a bizarre history—but he thinks he is very ordinary. How can she convince him that he has a gift, a gift that he must use to unravel mysteries that have hung over his family for generations? And even if she does persuade him, will his talents prove powerful enough to overcome what lies ahead?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (September 13, 2012) ASIN: B008NA16PC

La espada del arcángel by Nalini Singh
En la cosmopolita ciudad de Nueva York ha aparecido una cabeza cortada con una extraña marca grabada en la mejilla. El Gremio de los Cazadores no tarda en designar a un experto en lenguas para descifrar el intrincado tatuaje. A partir de ese momento, Honor St. Nicholas se convierte en la encargada de llevar la investigación.
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO; 1 edition (September 13, 2012) ASIN: B008OCZH8Q

Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and Mark Walker
After 75 years, The Hobbit translated for the first time into Latin. Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages.
Publisher: HarperCollins; Bilingual edition (September 13, 2012) ASIN: B008TGOD1E

Frail by Joan Frances Turner
Since a devastating, morphing plague swept through human and zombie populations, almost everyone who survived is an ‘ex’ these days. Ex-human. Ex-zombie. Both creatures crave flesh, have the strength and speed of predators—and what seems like immortality. Pierced skin and broken bones mend, but their all-consuming hunger never dies…
Publisher: Penguin (September 13, 2012) ASIN: B008O5RNMG

El prisma negro (El portador de luz 1) by Brent Weeks
Gavin Guile es el Prisma, el hombre más poderoso del mundo, además de sumo sacerdote y emperador, encargado de mantener una paz resquebrajadiza que solo se sostiene en virtud de su poder, ingenio y carisma. Pero la vida de los Prismas nunca es larga, y Guile sabe con exactitud de cuánto tiempo dispone: cinco años en los que deberá lograr otros tantos objetivos imposibles.
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES; 1 edition (September 13, 2012) ASIN: B008OCZEJS

Dansa amb dracs (Canço de Gel i Foc 5) by R.R Martin George
Al’est, la Daenerys, la darrera esciona de la Casa Targaryen, els dracs de la qual han assolit una monstruosa maduresa, governa com a reina d’una ciutat erigida sobre la pols i la mort, assetjada pels enemics.
Publisher: Alfaguara Juvenil; 1 edition (September 14, 2012) ASIN: B0091C8TLU

The Indigo Pheasant: Volume Two of Longing for Yount: 2 by Daniel A. Rabuzzi
London 1817. Maggie Collins, born into slavery in Maryland, whose mathematical genius and strength of mind can match those of a goddess, must build the world’s most powerful and sophisticated machine— to free the lost land of Yount from the fallen angel Strix Tender Wurm. Sally, of the merchant house McDoon, who displayed her own powers in challenging the Wurm and finding Yount in The Choir Boats, must choose either to help Maggie or to hinder her.
Publisher: ChiZine (September 15, 2012) ASIN: B008O8JTWA

The Well of Tears: The Dream Stewards by Roberta Trahan
More than five centuries after Camelot, a new king heralded by prophecy has appeared. As one of the last sorceresses of a dying order sworn to protect the new ruler at all costs, Alwen must answer a summons she thought she might never receive.
Publisher: 47North (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B00773A6DO

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B007XSN05E

Something Red by Douglas Nicholas
During the thirteenth century in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable yet charming Irish healer, Molly, and the troupe she leads are driving their three wagons, hoping to cross the Pennine Mountains before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her lover Jack, granddaughter Nemain, and young apprentice Hob become aware that they are being stalked by something terrible
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B0061Q5P5C

The Soddit: Or, Let’s Cash in Again by A.R.R.R. Roberts
Bingo Grabbins is a soddit who enjoys a comfortable life (apart from his feet, of course). But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandef, and a company of bizarrely Welsh dwarves drag him away on an adventure.
Publisher: Orbit (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B007BGU8TE

Rising Tide: Forgotten Realms (The Threat from the Sea) by Mel Odom
Odom interweaves the experiences of his four major characters–Jherek, a virtuous young sailor who wants to disassociate himself from his vicious pirate father; Laaqueel, a humanoid priestess who seeks the acceptance of the fishlike sahuagin; Iakhovas, an ancient megalomaniac sorcerer who has enslaved Laaqueel and desires to take over the sea; and Pacys, an aged bard of formidable mind and body–as they set off across oceans, fighting battles.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B008ADFGV2

Under Fallen Stars: Forgotten Realms: 2 (The Threat from the Sea) by Mel Odom
The sea war rages up and down the Sword Coast, leaving the busy harbor of Baldur’s Gate in flames. Following his mad quest, the evil Iakhovas has found a gateway into the protected waters of the Sea of Fallen Stars, and now no coast is safe from his marauding armies of the deep.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B008C90ZTM

Sea Devil’s Eye: Forgotten Realms by Mel Odom
Iakhovas has caused more destruction than any force since the Time of Troubles, but his true objective has been a mystery . . . until now. When a young sailor’s journey is complete, an aging bard’s final song is sung, and a malenti priestess faces her most challenging test, the Threat from the Sea concludes in an explosive climax that will set all of Faerûn reeling.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B008C90X44

Legends of the Dragonrealm: Shade by Richard A. Knaak
Survivor of a once-mighty race of sorcerers, the spellcaster known to those of the Dragonrealm simply as Shade struggles to find an end to the curse he brought upon himself millennia ago in his hope to escape death . . . and worse. Instead of immortality, he was condemned to an endless series of lives alternating between darkness and light, with “death” only resurrecting him over and over. His blurred features and unstable but terrible powers a threat to friend and foe alike, the hooded sorcerer must defy not only those who would manipulate him, but also his very self. Worse, he must do so always aware that even the land itself may have sinister designs upon him. . . .
Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B0061Q4CLK

The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) by J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy—now available in a movie tie-in edition.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Mti edition (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B008ZRM4ZO

Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson
It’s a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power. and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners’ great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark’s hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold…
Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B008BU74J6

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