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- - February 15th, 2017
Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s The Extinction Cycle has exploded onto the self-publishing scene two years ago, and now we’re so excited to be welcoming him to the Orbit list! For the first time, Nick’s blockbuster series will be coming to a bookstore near you in Mass Market Paperback. In honor of the new partnership, we’ve got a whole new batch of kick-ass covers that will make any apocalypse fan swoon. Check out the series in eBook, now or pick up the first book, EXTINCTION HORIZON, on May 30th, 2017.
When a top secret medical facility goes dark, an elite Delta Force team is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet—a virus that turns men into monsters.
“With Extinction Horizon, Nicholas Sansbury Smith delivers unrelenting, unmerciful action to his readers, and he weaves it seamlessly with just enough scientific know-how that after each chapter you’re left looking around and wondering not IF this is going to happen, but WHEN.”—D. J. Molles, author of The Remaining
“Nicholas Sansbury Smith combines plausible science with fast-paced military action in an epic juggernaut that races along at supersonic speed. Fans of the genre are sure to love it!”— Russell Blake, bestselling author of The Day After Never
“A blistering, high octane thrill ride to the brink of humanity’s extinction. Nicholas Sansbury Smith plunges the reader right into the middle of the action, alongside a cast of unforgettable characters, as they fight tooth and nail to survive one impossible mission after another-to stop an extinction level virus. The Extinction Cycle series is post-apocalyptic, military science fiction at its best. Highly addictive!”—Steven Konkoly, USA Today bestselling author of The Jakarta Pandemic
“Fast-paced military action meets cool, cutting-edge science. Extinction is no longer a Darwinian battle of the fittest. It’s a race for survival.” —E. E. Giorgi, author of Chimeras
“Extinction Horizon is a roller coaster ride of fear and adrenaline that you will not want to put down. Nicholas Sansbury Smith once again separates himself from the masses with a brilliantly entertaining post-apocalyptic thriller.” —W. J. Lundy, author of Only the Dead Live Forever
Design by Lisa Marie Pompilio
Illustration by Blake Morrow
- - February 13th, 2017
Behold, the marvelous cover for FORGOTTEN WORLDS by D. Nolan Clark, the action-packed second novel in the Silence trilogy, an epic space adventure tale of fighting against terrible odds – and the terror of realizing that we’re no longer alone in the unforgiving dark of the universe.
Aleister Lanoe has won a stunning victory against the alien armada that threatened Niraya, but it’s not enough to satisfy his desire for vengeance. He won’t rest until he’s located the armada’s homeworld and reduced it to ashes.
Yet his personal vendetta will have to wait. Lanoe now faces a desperate race against time, and the merciless Centrocor corporation, if he’s to secure the Earth’s future – and discover the truth he seeks.
The battle is over. But the war has only just begun.
Praise for FORSAKEN SKIES (US | UK | AUS):
“Unforgettable characters and is jam-packed with action [and] adventure… one readers will not want to miss.”—Booklist
“About as exciting an action story set in space as any this reviewer has seen in print in quite some time. It is worth the read… a terrific and thrilling novel.”—SciFi Magazine
“Gripping writing, a brilliantly realized future culture and sympathetic characters . . . an entertaining and compelling read.”—SFX Magazine
Design by Lauren Panepinto
Illustration by Victor Mosquera
- - February 10th, 2017
We’re four short days away from Valentines Day and the release of WINTER OF THE GODS (US | UK | AUS) by Jordanna Max Brodsky! So we teamed up with the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to bring you the most pun fun-filled Valentines Day cards of the season!
For more about the series and to read an excerpt from WINTER OF THE GODS, visit olympusbound.com.
About WINTER OF THE GODS:
Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and the goddess Artemis prowls the streets looking for prey.
But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street’s iconic Charging Bull statue, it’s clear the NYPD can’t solve the murder without help. The killing isn’t just the work of another homicidal cult – this time, someone’s sacrificing the gods themselves.
While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Artemis must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love.
- - February 9th, 2017
The film industry’s award season is now in full swing and we’re thrilled that the movie version of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (US|UK|AUS) has been racking up some well-deserved nominations:
Mike Carey has been nominated in the Outstanding Debut category alongside the producer, Camille Gatin.
The National Film Awards
Gemma Arterton has picked up nominations for both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards (no, we’re not sure how that works either) and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS has been nominated for Best Action Film.
The Empire Awards
The readers of Empire magazine have nominated THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS for Best British Film and Sennia Nanua is shortlisted in the Best Female Newcomer category.
For another taste of Carey’s breathtaking storytelling check out his new novel, THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE (UK|US|AUS), in which he returns to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. It will be hitting shops in May and is available for preorder now.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.
- - February 9th, 2017
Miles Cameron is back again with the dark, deadly, and much anticipated final volume in the Traitor Son Cycle that began with THE RED KNIGHT. With a cover as exciting as the book, look out for THE FALL OF DRAGONS in October 2017.
The blood-thirsty, epic Traitor Son Cycle comes to its gripping conclusion in this fifth and final book.
Battle cries ring out from every corner of the world, and the cost of unending war begins to fracture every alliance. The Red Knight must hold his allies to their pacts and win every skirmish and every battle to preserve the world they share, even as it becomes evident that this is not the first time.
Can the Alliance seize control of Destiny? Or will they war among themselves and fall?
Not caught up? There’s still time to check out the first four books!
Design by Lauren Panepinto
Lettering by Zelda Devon
Illustration by Epica Prima/Alejandro Colucci
- - February 1st, 2017
An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most consequential historic events of the last two centuries.
After Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew.
From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures.
If you loved A Discovery of Witches or The Witch’s Daughter, you’ll fall for the five indomitable women at the heart of A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES, from Redhook in fall 2017.
Design: Lisa Marie Pompilio
Photograph: Sybille Sterk/Arcangel
- - January 27th, 2017
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:
ROT IN PRISON
LEAD A SECRET MISSION INTO TREACHEROUS AND UNCHARTED TERRITORY
PREPARE FOR THE CORMORANT
And now, prepare for this stunning cover! Illustration by Kirbi Fagan, design by Lauren Panepinto.
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- - January 25th, 2017
Ready for a new adventure through modern New York with the ancient Greek gods? Selene DiSilva returns in this latest novel, where classical deities live and love alongside ordinary humans.
Summer in New York: a golden hour on the city streets, but a dark time for Selene DiSilva.
Her father has been kidnapped and her friends are being targeted by a murderous cult hungry for an ancient power. If she wants to save the ones she loves, Selene must finally face the past she’s been running from — a past centuries longer than most, stretching all the way back to when her name was Artemis and her family ruled from atop Mount Olympus.
See what your favorite authors and reviewers are saying about the Olympus Bound books:
“THE IMMORTALS (US | UK | AUS) is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life.” —Deborah Harkness
“Brodsky’s writing has claws…They sink in with the first word and don’t let go until you are finished with the book.” —Darynda Jones
“Irresistible…a page-turner that deftly weaves action, romance, and a dash of intellectual heft into one seamless whole.“ —Dustin Thomason
“Plays with more modern mythology, employing New York’s own secret places and storied history to great effect. This intelligent, provocative fantasy breathes exciting new life into old, familiar tales.” —Publishers Weekly
Design-Lisa Marie Pompilio
- - January 24th, 2017
We know you’ve been waiting for Lila Bowen’s MALICE OF CROWS ever since CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS (US | UK | AUS) left you on the edge of your seats. Get ready for another death-defying mission armed with nothing more than two wings and a gun.
Rhett has just shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk, but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. Now, he must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost—the Vagabond Monster Posse.
To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he’ll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they’ve ever faced.
Readers and reviewers alike have fallen for Lila Bowen’s Shadow series. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up WAKE OF VULTURES (US | UK | AUS), you can dive into this sample chapter now.
“Bowen’s Wake of Vultures overflows with imagination and voice, channeling shades of Stephen King’s Gunslinger and Western classics like Unforgiven. Nettie Lonesome is sure to become one of the iconic characters of this generation. This book puts you under its spell and will not let you go!”— Jason M. Hough
“Of all the books I’ve reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures‘ Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I’ve encountered… Bowen’s superlative grasp of both character development and worldbuilding elevates a familiar story to mythic heights.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
“Wake of Vultures is, quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it’s a wild bronco of a read that’ll leave you breathless for more.”—Rachel Caine
“I don’t care what else you’ve seen in the bookstore today. Buy this book because it’s the thrilling, delightfully written, and important one you’ve always wanted to read.”—Kevin Hearne
“Lila Bowen brings in a wild fantasy quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, with a voice that’s weird and wonderful. Bowen is truly a talent to watch.”—Chuck Wendig
“Nettie Lonesome is a complex, tough, all-around wonderful protagonist. And Lila Bowen is equally wonderful for bringing us Nettie’s story, set in a magical old west full of harpies and monster-hunters and stolen children and more. I look forward to more of Nettie’s journey.”—Jim C. Hines
Design- Lisa Marie Pompilio
- - January 23rd, 2017
It’s no secret that Orbit loves epic fantasies—massive worlds, dire stakes, bloody battles, intricate magic systems, and a cast of characters that makes you fall in love. Our recent acquisition SOUL OF THE WORLD (US | UK | AUS) has all of that plus monsters, murderers, and an invisible dragon creature. In the book, we follow a military general, a street artist, and a warrior as they uncover secret magics and discover a plot that could threaten the entire world. Now that’s big. You’ll get to read it in June 2017. In the meantime, say “Hi” to David Mealing on Twitter at @ddmealing.
Three must fight. Three must die. Three must rise.
It is a time of revolution. In the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. And on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge.
Sarine is an artist on the streets of New Sarresant whose secret familiar helps her uncover bloodlust and madness where she expected only revolutionary fervor.
Arak’Jur wields the power of beasts to keep his people safe, but his strength cannot protect them from war amongst themselves.
Erris is a brilliant cavalry officer trying to defend New Sarresant from an enemy general armed with magic she barely understands.
Each must learn the secrets of their power in time to guide their people through ruin. But a greater evil may be trying to stop them