- - 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
- - 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 19th, 2017
We were thrilled last year to publish Adrian Selby’s fantasy debut SNAKEWOOD, which has received rave reviews for its razor-sharp action scenes, original worldbuilding and gripping plot. If you’ve not yet read this wonderfully gritty tale about a band of twenty mercenaries who are being assassinated one by one by an unknown enemy, then never fear: the paperback is out this week!
That’s not all – we’re delighted to announce that Orbit have acquired two new books from Adrian and his agent Jamie Cowen, both fantasy adventures set in the same world as SNAKEWOOD. Adrian took twenty years to write his debut tale of twenty mercenaries, but we won’t have to wait that long again – the second book will be out in 2018. We’re counting down the days already.
Adrian can be found online at his website and on Twitter.
Praise for SNAKEWOOD:
‘Contemporary and as grimdark as it comes’ British Fantasy Society
‘Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie’ RT Book Reviews
‘Absolutely fascinating and incredibly original’ Sense of Wonder
‘Relish the well-choreographed action scenes in this debut fantasy’ Library Journal
‘Wears its grimdark on its sleeve … a thrilling tale of adventure, betrayal, triumph and loss’ Interzone
‘A lot to enjoy, especially if you are a fan of dark, gritty, old-soldier stories’ Fantasy Faction
‘Demonstrates the command of style, character, plotting, and world building of a seasoned author’ Booklist
‘A fantasy novel that remembers that battles leave all kinds of scars’ B&N Science Fiction and Fantasy blog
‘I give it nothing but the highest recommendation’ Grimdark magazine
- - 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 10th, 2017
portrait of N.K. Jemisin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY (January 9, 2017) – Orbit has acquired three new novels by Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin. All three will be published by Orbit in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and as audio editions by Hachette Audio.
Acquiring editor Brit Hvide said, “N. K. Jemisin is one of the most creative, incisive, and important writers working in fantasy today, and her recent Hugo win only underlines that fact. We at Orbit are proud to continue publishing Jemisin’s work and to amplify her remarkable voice.”
Jemisin is the author of THE FIFTH SEASON (US | UK | AUS), THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS (US | UK | AUS), THE KILLING MOON (US | UK | AUS) and other widely acclaimed fantasy novels. Her Hugo Award win for The Fifth Season was historic, making her the first black writer to take home that award for Best Novel.
The first newly-acquired book, currently untitled, will be Jemisin’s first set in our world, and is a contemporary fantasy dealing with themes of race and power in New York City. It has a projected publication date of April 2019.
N. K. Jemisin said, “I’ve been very happy with Orbit and am thrilled that they’re giving me more chances to explore my creative visions. This is an idea that I’ve been thinking about for a long time and I’m glad to finally be able to put it to the page.
The Fifth Season was also nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards for Best Novel. It was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and has been called “intricate and extraordinary” (New York Times), “astounding” (NPR Books), “amazing” (Bustle), and “unflinching” (Kirkus, starred review). THE OBELISK GATE (US | UK | AUS), the sequel to The Fifth Season, was published by Orbit in August 2016 and the third book in the trilogy, THE STONE SKY (US | UK | AUS) will be published in Summer 2017.
Orbit is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group.
About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG is made up of eight publishing groups: Little, Brown and Company; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Grand Central Publishing; Perseus Books; Orbit; Hachette Books; Hachette Nashville; and Hachette Audio.
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