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Cover Launch: THE DRAGON LORDS: FALSE IDOLS

Witness the spectacular cover for THE DRAGON LORDS: FALSE IDOLS (US | UK | AUS), the second novel in this rollicking fantasy adventure series that takes us to a world where dragons run the show. Look for it in August!

The Dragons who once ruled over the land are dead. 

The motley crew that stumbled through that revolution are rich and praised as saviors. 

Everyone gets to live happily ever after, right? 

Right? 

Well, it might have worked out that way if the dragons in Kondorra had been the only ones. If they hadn’t been just the tip of the spear about to fall upon the whole world…

Praise for THE DRAGON LORDS: FOOL’S GOLD (US | UK | AUS):

“Ideal for fans of humorous capers and heist stories – such as Ocean’s 11, Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard Sequence series, and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga.”—Booklist

“Hollins ladles on the humor while hardly skimping on the action, the unexpected plot swerves, or the glorious feels.”—B&N Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog

“Hollins’s seat-of-the-pants fantasy comedy snowballs wildly into a glorious disaster of fire, magic, multiple threats to people’s intestines, and fun — for the reader, if not the characters.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Design by Lauren Panepinto
Illustration by Crystal Sully

 

Cover Launch: AN ECHO OF THINGS TO COME by James Islington

James Islington exploded onto the fantasy scene last year with his blockbuster debut THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST [UK/US/ANZ]. Now this epic tale of adventure continues in AN ECHO OF THINGS TO COME [UK/US] – and we’re delighted to share the amazing cover with you!

Jacket design: Lauren Panepinto / illustration by Dominick Saponaro

DARKNESS FALLS ACROSS A LAND IN DESPERATE NEED OF HEROES

An amnesty has been declared for all Augurs – finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against Andarra. However, as Davian and his new allies hurry north towards the ever-weakening Boundary, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late.

Meanwhile, Caeden continues to wrestle with the impossibly heavy burdens of his past. Yet as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the motivations of the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed . . .

AN ECHO OF THINGS TO COME will be published in August!

Praise for the Licanius trilogy

‘A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire’ Guardian

‘Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters’ Boingboing.net

‘Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding’ Fantasy Faction

‘Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series’ Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog

N.K. Jemisin’s THE OBELISK GATE is up for a Nebula Award!

Congratulations to the nominees for the 2016 Nebula Award — including our own N.K. Jemisin! THE OBELISK GATE (US | UK | ANZ) is on the shortlist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. The full Best Novel slate:

  • All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
  • Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
  • The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor)

You can see the rest of the nominees at SFWA’s website.

THE OBELISK GATE is the sequel to Jemisin’s THE FIFTH SEASON (US | UK | ANZ), which was also nominated for the Nebula Award, and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. The concluding volume of the trilogy, THE STONE SKY (US | UK) will be published in August.

Cover Launch: SOUL OF THE WORLD by David Mealing

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

Cover Launch: FORGOTTEN WORLDS by D. Nolan Clark

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.

Forgotten Worlds

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

Get ready for Valentines Day with the gods of Olympus!

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!

Download the printable sheets here.

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.

Download these and others here!

Zeus ValentineArtemis Valentine Medusa Valentine

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS Film Award Nominations!

The Girl With All the Gifts
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:

The BAFTAs
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.

Cover Launch: OLYMPUS BOUND by Jordanna Max Brodsky

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.

olympus bound

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
Photographs-Getty Images

 

Cover Launch: MALICE OF CROWS by Lila Bowen

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.

Malice of Crows

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

 

New Acquisition –SOUL OF THE WORLD by David Mealing

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

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