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Introducing OUR WAR by Craig DiLouie

OUR WAR by Craig DiLouie is a powerful novel about the next American civil war, and the children forced to fight in the conflict. Taking a look at all sides, the novel is a prescient and gripping view on a war where not even the youngest among us are exempt.

Below is the striking cover designed by Lisa Marie Pompilio, featuring one of the protagonists, 10-year-old Hannah Miller.

Our children are our soldiers.

After his impeachment, the president of the United States refuses to leave office, and the country erupts into a fractured and violent war. Orphaned by the fighting and looking for a home, 10-year-old Hannah Miller joins a citizen militia in a besieged Indianapolis.

In the Free Women militia, Hannah finds a makeshift family. They’ll teach her how to survive. They’ll give her hope. And they’ll show her how to use a gun.

Hannah’s older brother, Alex, is a soldier too. But he’s loyal to other side, and has found his place in a militant group of fighters who see themselves as the last bastion of their America. By following their orders, Alex will soon make the ultimate decision behind the trigger.

On the battlefields of America, Hannah and Alex will risk everything for their country, but in the end they’ll fight for the only cause that truly matters — each other.

Praise for Craig DiLouie and ONE OF US (US | UK):

Praise for Craig DiLouie and One of Us:

“DiLouie continues to be the master of writing the human heart and all the terrors it contains.” — Peter Clines

“Craig DiLouie is fearless as he explores the dark territory of the human heart.” — Jonathan Maberry

“Its portrayal of hatred feels all too real — and will stay with you long after the book is done.” — The Washing Post

“One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction.” — Shelf Awareness

Joe Abercrombie is back with A LITTLE HATRED!

Orbit is delighted to announce that we will be publishing a phenomenal new trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie in the US, at the same time that it will be published in the UK by Gollancz. The first book in the trilogy, A LITTLE HATRED, publishes in September 2019.

A Little Hatred marks Abercrombie’s much anticipated return to the world of the First Law. The novel features exciting new characters, along with the return of some memorable faces for longtime Abercrombie fans.  Written and told in a way that only Abercrombie can, the new trilogy is a visceral story of bloody revolution.

If you’re a fan of the First Law, then we can promise that you’re going to love it. If you’ve yet to read Abercrombie (and how could this be true?), A Little Hatred is your time to rectify that mistake.

Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and Last Argument of Kings). His standalone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world.

Follow @LordGrimdark on Twitter for more information, or visit www.joeabercrombie.com.

Cover Reveal: MAGEBANE by Stephen Aryan

Only magic can defeat a god . . .

 

Design by Nico Taylor, cover images by Arcangel and Shutterstock

 

MAGEBANE is the action-packed conclusion to Stephen Aryan’s Age of Dread series – publishing June 2019.

A plague rages in the streets of Perizzi. City guards rally to deal with riots while the young magicians of the Tower pool their healing powers to find a cure.

Elsewhere, new alliances are formed to stem the rising darkness strengthening a deity who feeds on pestilence and decay. Gods, Sorcerers and Battlemages must set aside the past and their vendettas to work together or risk unleashing greater suffering than they can possibly imagine . . . 

Praise for Stephen Aryan

‘A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face’ – Jen Williams

‘Epic fantasy for readers who appreciate extra helpings of carnage with their backstabbing’ – Publishers Weekly

‘Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy. This is a ground-shaking debut, full of fiery promise’ – Den Patrick

‘Aryan’s battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the mêleé’ – Taran Matharu

Cover Launch – THE FIFTH WARD: GOOD COMPANY by Dale Lucas

Fantasy cities are sprawling, dirty places. Filled to bursting with heroes questing, mages testing out spells, thieves around every corner, elves judging everyone, dwarves hating everyone, orcs fighting everyone, and humans being typical humans. You get the idea, there’s a lot going on! Enter Rem and Torval: one a human, the other a dwarf, and both working as Watchwardens.

They’re the city of Yenara’s thin blue line. They keep the peace as best they can. But that’s no small task. And now, in their third adventure together, THE FIFTH WARD: GOOD COMPANY they’re heading out of the city on their first road trip. And the journey will be more perilous than they could ever expect.

Cover art by Sammy Yuen; Design by Lauren Panepinto

Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line.

Now, Rem and Torval must escort a notorious thief through a dangerous forest to the nearby city from where he escaped. But the thief’s companions are waiting, and the soldiers Rem and Torval journey with might not be so honorable.

The Fifth Ward: Good Company publishes July 9th, 2019, but be sure to check out the first two books featuring Rem and Torval’s adventures in fantasy’s seediest city.

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Goodreads Choice Awards 2018: Semifinal Round

The semifinal round for the 10th annual Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. Many Orbit titles are still in the running—plus new write-ins in Fantasy and Horror! Thank you to all who voted.

Want to see your favorite Orbit authors and books make it to the final round? Cast your vote!

Voting for the semifinal round ends November 11th.

Fantasy – VOTE NOW

WRATH OF EMPIRE by Brian McClellan (US | UK)

SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft (US | UK)

BURN BRIGHT by Patricia Briggs (UK)

BLOODY ROSE by Nicholas Eames (US | UK) — new!

 

Science Fiction – VOTE NOW

PERSEPOLIS RISING by James S. A. Corey (US | UK)

ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson (US | UK)

 

Horror – VOTE NOW – new!

THE LABYRINTH INDEX by Charlie Stross (UK)

JADE CITY Wins the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel!

The winners of the 2018 World Fantasy Awards were announced this weekend and we’re happy to announce JADE CITY by Fonda Lee (US | UK | ANZ) has won the award for Best Novel!

The Best Novel award this year was a tie—JADE CITY shared the accolade with THE CHANGELING, by Victor LaValle. You can view the full list of awards and nominations on the World Fantasy Convention website.

Congratulations to Fonda Lee and the rest of the nominees and winners!

Cover Launch: THE WITCH’S KIND by Louisa Morgan

If you loved A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES (US | UK), don’t miss Bustle’s cover reveal and exclusive excerpt of the book you’ve been waiting for, THE WITCH’S KIND! (US | UK) Click over for a sneak peek of Louisa Morgan’s absorbing new tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II.

Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar—two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret.

But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne’s long-lost husband—who is not quite the man she thought she married.

Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves—and the child they think of as their own—from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family…

If you loved Practical Magic, The Witch’s Daughter, or A Discovery of Witches, then The Witch’s Kind will be your new favorite novel. It publishes in Spring 2019, but meanwhile, go say hi to Louisa on Twitter, and if you haven’t tried A Secret History of Witches, pick up that book before The Witch’s Kind drops!

 

Design by Lisa Marie Pompilio; Photography by Shannon Sturgis

Goodreads Choice Awards 2018: Opening Round

The 10th annual Goodreads Choice Awards have officially begun, and we’re happy to announce Orbit has eight nominees in the first round!

Want to see your favorite Orbit authors and books make it to the second round? Cast your vote!

Voting for the opening round ends November 4th.

Fantasy – VOTE NOW

WRATH OF EMPIRE by Brian McClellan (US | UK)

SENLIN ASCENDS by Josiah Bancroft (US | UK)

BURN BRIGHT by Patricia Briggs (UK)

 

Science Fiction – VOTE NOW

PERSEPOLIS RISING by James S. A. Corey (US | UK)

ROSEWATER by Tade Thompson (US | UK)

 

Best of the Best – VOTE NOW

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Goodreads Choice Awards, Goodreads has debuted a new category where you can pick your favorite winner from the past ten years!

FEED by Mira Grant (US | UK) – Best Science Fiction of 2010

COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher (UK) – Best Paranormal Fantasy of 2013

TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (UK) – Best Fantasy of 2010

 

If your favorite Orbit title of 2018 isn’t listed, you can also enter a write-in vote at the bottom of each genre page.

Cover Launch: GRAVE IMPORTANCE by Vivian Shaw

Are you ready for an adventure in the French countryside—one that includes vampires, witches, demons, and one harried but indomitable doctor?

We’re excited to launch the cover of GRAVE IMPORTANCE, the last volume in the Greta Helsing series, Vivian Shaw’s much-loved books about this eminently sensible doctor to the undead and her found family of very polite monsters.

To tell you a bit more about Greta’s further adventures:

Oasis Natrun: a private, exclusive, highly secret luxury health spa for mummies, high in the hills above Marseille, equipped with the very latest in therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr. Greta Helsing, London’s de facto mummy specialist, it sounds like paradise. But when Greta is invited to spend four months there as the interim clinical director, it isn’t long before she finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve.

A peculiar complaint is spreading among her mummy patients, one she’s never seen before. With help from her friends and colleagues—including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), remedial psychopomps, a sleepy scribe-god, witches, demons, a British Museum curator, and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney—Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust…

…and before the fabric of reality itself can undergo any more structural damage.

Grave Company hits the shelves in Summer 2019, which gives you just enough time to check out the first two Greta Helsing books, STRANGE PRACTICE (US | UK) and DREADFUL COMPANY (US | UK). If you’ve finished those and can’t wait for your next Greta fix, visit Vivian at her website where she is currently posting a series of hilarious recaps of the vampyre Varney’s original exploits, and on Twitter @ceruleancynic.

Cover design by Will Staehle and Lisa Marie Pompilio