- - February 21st, 2017
Here, darkness looms on the horizon. An army marches towards war. And a figure stands on the precipice of destruction. Intrigued yet? Rich. Complex. Brilliant. SOUL OF THE WORLD (US | UK | AUS) is a masterwork of world-building—an epic of intricate magics, world-ending battles, and matters of empire. Make sure to check out David Mealing’s breathtaking debut June 2017!
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.
Erris is a brilliant cavalry officer trying to defend New Sarresant from an enemy general armed with magic she barely understands.
Arak’Jur wields the power of beasts to keep his people safe, but his strength cannot protect them from war amongst themselves.
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.
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.
Design by Lauren Panepinto
Art © Arcangel-Images
- - 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 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 20th, 2017
Nebula-Award-winner Elizabeth Moon returns to science fiction with a thrilling new space opera adventure, COLD WELCOME (UK|ANZ), and we’re delighted to reveal the stunning cover below.
Cover design by Sean Garrehy
Illustration by Steve Stone @ Artist partners
Admiral Ky Vatta should return to her childhood home a war hero, but on the way her shuttle is downed by sabotage. Marooned in a hostile landscape it’ll take every bit of wit, skill and luck she can muster to lead her fellow survivors to safety, knowing that the mysterious enemies who destroyed the ship are on the hunt, and may have an agent in the group ready to finish the job at any moment. And was the sabotage an attempt on Ky’s own life, or someone else’s?
Praise for Elizabeth Moon:
‘Sheer delight’ – Anne McCaffrey
‘Absolutely compelling’ – Greg Bear
‘Full of thrills’ – Locus
‘Unforgettable’ – Jack McDevitt
‘Hard to put down’ – SFSite.com
‘Continues to get better with every volume’ – Guardian
‘Superlative’ – Booklist
‘She deserves all her success – and more’ – SciFi.com
COLD WELCOME will be hitting shops in April and is available for pre-order now.
- - January 17th, 2017
We launched the cover for THE END OF THE DAY (UK|ANZ|US) exclusively at SciFiNow today.
Head over there to read about this mysterious and compelling novel coming out in April this year from Claire North, the voice behind THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST (UK|ANZ|US).
Cover Design: Duncan Spilling – Little, Brown Book Group, Photography: Ayal Ardon/Archangel Images
- - January 9th, 2017
We are thrilled to reveal the cover for STRANGE PRACTICE, a spectacular fantasy novel coming in July from debut author Vivian Shaw. Witty and fast-paced, with a heroine who treats rather than fights the supernatural, STRANGE PRACTICE is sure to sweep you off your feet. Cover art and design by Will Staehle.
Meet Greta Helsing, fast-talking doctor to the undead. Keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well in London has been her family’s specialty for generations.
After inheriting a highly specialized – and highly peculiar – medical practice, Dr. Helsing spends her days treating the undead for a host of ills: vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta’s been preparing for since childhood.
But when a sect of murderous monks starts attacking Londoners, undead and human alike, and terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use all her unusual skills to keep her supernatural clients – and the rest of London – safe.
You can follow Vivian Shaw on Twitter or on Tumblr.
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- - January 6th, 2017
Dark humour! Visceral action! And a lot of blood . . . Yes, Angus Watson – author of the acclaimed Iron Age trilogy – is back with a bang.
His brilliant new novel, YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE [UK/US], publishes in June – and here’s the fantastic cover courtesy of artist Larry Rostant and our very own in-house designer Ceara Elliot!
YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE follows the story of Finn, a young warrior whose settlement is razed by invaders. Cast adrift on a strange new continent, Finn must undertake a perilous journey, battling monsters and hostile tribes while assassins snap at his heels. The good news is that he’s not alone on this adventure. The bad news is that some of his companions pose just as much danger to him as the unknown landscape . . .
June will be here before you know it, so best polish that armour and sharpen your axe!
Angus Watson is the author of the Iron Age trilogy (AGE OF IRON [UK/US/ANZ], CLASH OF IRON [UK/US/ANZ] and REIGN OF IRON [UK/US/ANZ]) and can be found online on Twitter and on his website.
- - December 16th, 2016
Hot on the heels of his explosive fantasy debut, CHASING EMBERS, James Bennett is back with RAISING FIRE – another flame-fueled tale of adventure, modern-day mythology and – best of all – dragons! Here’s the wonderful cover, courtesy of our in-house designer Tracey Winwood.
Ben Garston has broken the Lore. Now it’s time to face the music.
Life isn’t treating Ben Garston very well. He’s lost everything he once held dear, including the love of his life. Still, he did at least escape being dragged into hell by a malevolent spirit bent on total destruction. So there is that.
Now Ben just wants to drink, and forget, and drink some more. But he can’t. Not yet.
Because someone is stirring up trouble. Someone who wants to unravel the powerful magic that was spun all those centuries ago, and watch the realm of mythology come crashing into the modern world.
Only Ben can stop them. The world will burn if he fails – and that’s the last thing he needs on his conscience.
RAISING FIRE is currently set to be unleashed in August next year, so there’s plenty of time for you to dive into CHASING EMBERS if you haven’t already! You can follow James Bennett on Twitter – @benjurigan.