Fantasy e-book listings

Fantasy Friday
New Books (10/09 – 10/17)

As the smell of art school students smoking cloves fill the city, it’s time to retire to your favorite café with a good book. Here are 21 titles published over the past week to enjoy while sipping that spiced cider.

Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman
Rome. 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda—his sixth wife. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Geneviève. Finding herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city, Kate discovers that she is not the only one on his trail…
Publisher: Titan Books (October 9, 2012) ASIN: B007UI2B66

A Feast Unknown (Secrets of the Nine #1 – Wold Newton Parallel Universe) by Philip Jose Farmer
The diaries of Lord Grandrith, the legendary Apeman, Lord of the Jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper. Blessed with unnatural long life, his power brings with it a gruesome side effect—one shared by his nemesis, the formidable Doc Caliban, Man of Bronze and Champion of Justice.
Publisher: Titan Books (October 9, 2012) ASIN: B007UHW2MA

Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond by Kim Harrison
For centuries, the woods have been a pivotal part of the wonder and danger of fairy tales, for once you enter anything can happen. Elves, druids, fairies—who knows what you will find once you dare step into the forest?
Publisher: Harper Voyager; Original edition (October 9, 2012) ASIN: B007HC3LLY

The Lost Library of Cormanthyr: Forgotten Realms (Lost Empires) by Mel Odom
Is it just a myth? Or does it still stand . . . somewhere in the most ancient corners of Faerûn?
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (October 9, 2012) ASIN: B008ADC2R8

Star of Cursrah: Forgotten Realms (Lost Empires) by Clayton Emery
Lurking in the ruins is a horrific tale of greed, power, and revenge. The Protector crawls forth, the shade of a dead city whose rulers refuse to die, and young companions in two distant epochs learn of a dreadful destiny they cannot escape . . .and a deadly threat to all they hold dear.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (October 9, 2012) ASIN: B008C8ZR28

Earth to Hell: Journey to Wudang: Book One by Kylie Chan
The first book in an addictive new urban fantasy series of gods and demons, martial arts and mythology, from the author of White Tiger.
Publisher: Harper Voyager (October 11, 2012) ASIN: B007HBGUKY

The Place of Dead Kings by Geoffrey Wilson
It is 1855. The English revolt has failed, and brutal General Vadula governs England now. Only a few small bands of English rebels still hold out against the Rajthanan empire. Jack Casey survives in remote Shropshire, training young rebels to use the conqueror’s magic. But he is gravely ill, with only two months to live . . . Then refugees bring with them news of a rogue Indian sorcerer in Scotland. Mahajan has discovered a mysterious power in the uncharted country to the north—a power that could be the legendary Holy Grail.
Publisher: Hodder (October 11, 2012) ASIN: B008HTPYAW

The Taken: Celestial Blues by Vicki Pettersson
The first book in a new sexy, supernatural mystery series, from New York Times bestselling urban fantasy author Vicki Pettersson.
Publisher: Harper Voyager (October 11, 2012) ASIN: B006NZDT22

Child of Darkness (Lightworld/Darkworld Novels) by Jennifer Armintrout
At a Lightworld royal gala, Queene Ayla announces the betrothal of her daughter, Cerridwen, to a high-ranking councilor. Though strategically brilliant, the engagement comes as a shock—to Cerridwen especially. Infuriated by her mother’s high-handedness, ignorant of her own true origins, she flees the court—leaving herself vulnerable to those who would see the Lightworld destroyed.
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (October 15, 2012) ASIN: B0098IT0BU

Every House Is Haunted by Ian Rogers
In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. The landscape of death becomes the new frontier for scientific exploration. A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match. A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider. A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil…for a price. With remarkable deftness, Rogers draws together the disturbing and the diverting in twenty-two showcase stories that will guide you through terrain at once familiar and startlingly fresh.
Publisher: ChiZine (October 15, 2012) ASIN: B008O8HJRW

Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld Novels) by Jennifer Armintrout
In a time not long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is ripped asunder—creatures of myth and fairy tale spill into the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the magical beings Underground, to colonize the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities.
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (October 15, 2012) ASIN: B0098IIRFK

Remember Why You Fear Me: The Best Dark Fiction of Robert Shearman by Robert Shearman
A woman rejects her husband’s heart— and gives it back to him, still beating, in a plastic box. A little boy betrays his father to the harsh mercies of Santa Claus. A widower suspects his dead wife’s face is growing over his own. A man goes to Hell, and finds he’s roommate to the ghost of Hitler’s pet dog. Giant spiders, killer angels, ghost cat photography, and the haunted house right at the centre of the Garden of Eden.
Publisher: ChiZine (October 15, 2012) ASIN: B008O8H4AO

Veil of Shadows (Lightworld/Darkworld Novels) by Jennifer Armintrout
With the immortal denizens of the subterranean Lightworld and Darkworld societies locked in battle, the heiress to the Faery throne is exiled to the Human realm above. Accompanied to the Upworld by her mother’s trusted advisor, Cerridwen is bound for Eire—and the last Fae stronghold on Earth.
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; 1 Original edition (October 15, 2012) ASIN: B0098IXZCK

Angel’s Ink: The Asylum Tales by Jocelynn Drake
Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart’s desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.
Publisher: Harper Voyager; Original edition (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B007MATZQ6

The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
Publisher: Pantheon (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B007WKE5VQ

Finder’s Bane: Forgotten Realms by Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak
When Joel became a priest of the new god Finder, he knew it meant forfeiting the honor and security of his position as a master bard. Now his freedom and his very life are at stake as powers of evil embroil the priests of Finder in a struggle against a plot to resurrect the dead god Bane.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B008ADEH80

Fistandantilus Reborn: Dragonlance (Lost Legends) by Douglas Niles
Emilo Haversack is unusually worried for a kender—though he can’t for the life of him remember what his problem is. Still, he’s been wandering across Ansalon for quite some time, trying to remember what’s wrong. All he can recall is the name of a very evil, very dead wizard . . . Fistandantilus.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B008ADFHYI

King Pinch: Forgotten Realms: v. 1 (Forgotten Realms Novel: The Nobles) by David Cook
Having robbed a temple, Pinch must hide his theft from the temple’s priestess, his traveling companion, Lissa, who holds the secret that could make him the next king of Ankhapur.
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B008ADFIT2

Sanctum (Book 1 in the Guards of the Shadowlands series) by Sarah Fine
A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.
Publisher: Amazon Publishing (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B007KOR0Z2

Strangers in the Land (The Zombie Bible) by Stant Litore
The aging prophet Devora bolts awake in terror, gasping for air. In her dream she heard her mother’s shrieks as the ravenous dead pulled her from the tent. Devora had been only a girl then, crying as she listened to her mother’s screams and the tearing of her flesh.
Publisher: 47North (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B007EUOP3W

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel by Justin Cronin
In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin. These three will learn that they have not been fully abandoned—and that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights.
Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 16, 2012) ASIN: B007GBTBMY

 

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