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The Land You Never Leave

West of West, Book 2

By Angus Watson

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  • £9.99

The David Gemmell Award-shortlisted author of Age of Iron returns with West of West, an epic fantasy trilogy in which a mismatched group of refugees must battle animals and monsters, an unforgiving land and each other as they cross a continent to fulfil a prophecy

Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass.
Their mission is to fulfil a prophecy and take the child Ottar west of west to save mankind.
In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen...

For more epic action from Angus Watson, check out:

West of West Trilogy
You Die When You Die
The Land you Never Leave
Where Gods Fear to Go

The Iron Age Trilogy
Age of Iron
Clash of Iron
Reign of Iron

Biographical Notes

Angus Watson is the David Gemmell-Award-nominated author of Age of Iron. As well as writing epic fantasy, he's written hundreds of features for newspapers including The Times, Financial Times and Telegraph, and the latter even sent him to look for Bigfoot in America. He lives in London, but you can find him on Twitter at @GusWatson or find his website: www.guswatson.com.

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  • ISBN: 9780356507590
  • Publication date: 13 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Orbit
Raw, violent, and gritty — BOOKLIST
A rip-roaring, swiftly paced adventure set in a sprawling and beautifully detailed world . . . visceral, action-packed, full of humour and vivid details — RT BOOK REVIEWS
Hugely entertaining — SFX
I loved every second of it . . . More please, as soon as is humanly possible! — THE ELOQUENT PAGE
A story that commands your full attention from the very first page, whisking readers away on a journey set in an imaginative world full of riveting characters and gritty adventure. Watson has written another winner! — BIBLIOSANCTUM
Would I read the next one? Yes, absolutely. Bring me my hammer, bring my beer, bring it on! — SF CROWSNEST on AGE OF IRON
Unflinchingly bloodthirsty and outrageously entertaining — Christopher Brookmyre on AGE OF IRON
Watson's tale is gore-soaked and profanity-laden - full of visceral combat and earthy humour, and laced with subtle magic — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on AGE OF IRON
A fun and addictive read — FANTASY FACTION on AGE OF IRON
Running Press Adult

Harry Potter Hogwarts Coaster Book

Danielle Selber
Authors:
Danielle Selber

Whether Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin, show your House Pride with this unique coaster book celebrating the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.This one-of-a-kind gift book features profiles of each of the Houses of Hogwarts, plus a set of five deluxe 3-1/2 x 3-1/2" wooden coasters. Each beautifully designed, full-color spread is devoted to one of the Houses, with a fifth on Hogwarts itself, and each contains a removable House Pride coaster. The embedded coasters in this set are magnetic, giving them dual purpose for both functionality and décor, and make a perfect gift for Harry Potter fans and collectors.

Orbit

The Stiehl Assassin: Book Three of the Fall of Shannara

Terry Brooks
Authors:
Terry Brooks

'TERRY'S PLACE IS AT THE HEAD OF THE FANTASY WORLD' Philip PullmanFollowing The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the third book in the triumphant four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy.The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they understand. An advance force under the command of princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march - and woe betide any who stands in its way.But perhaps the Skaar victory is not a foregone conclusion. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from exile. Drisker's student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with the chief defender of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful Wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha's brother and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if . . . as Tarsha's brother now carries the Stiehl - one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands - and is determined to take his revenge on everyone who has wronged him.Praise for Terry Brooks:'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks

Robinson

The War for Kindness

Jamil Zaki
Authors:
Jamil Zaki

Empathy has been on people's mind a lot lately. Philosophers, evolutionary scientists and indeed former President Obama agree that an increase in empathy could advance us beyond the hatred, violence and polarization in which the world seems caught. Others disagree, arguing it is easiest to empathize with people who look, talk or think like us. As a result, empathy can inspire nepotism, racism and worse. Having studied the neuroscience and psychology of empathy for over a decade, Jamil Zaki thinks both sides of this debate have a point. Empathy is sometimes an engine for moral progress, and other times for moral failure. But Zaki also thinks that both sides are wrong about how empathy works. Both scientists and non-scientists commonly argue that empathy is something that happens to you, sort of like an emotional knee-jerk reflex. Second, they believe it happens more to some people than others. This lines people up along a spectrum, with deep empaths on one end and psychopaths on the other. What's more, wherever we are on that spectrum, we're stuck there. In The War for Kindness, Zaki lays out a very different view of how empathy works, one that breaks these two assumptions. Empathy is not a reflex; it's a choice. We choose empathy (or apathy) constantly: when we read a tragic novel, or cross the street to avoid a homeless person, or ask a distraught friend what's the matter. This view has crucial consequences: if empathy is less a trait (like height), and more a skill (like being good at word games), then we can improve at it. By choosing it more often, we can flex our capabilities and grow more empathic over time. We can also "tune" empathy, ramping it up in situations where it will help and turning it down when it might backfire. Zaki takes us from the world of doctors who train medical students to empathise better to social workers who help each other survive empathising too much. From police trainers who help cadets avoid becoming violent cops to political advocates who ask white Americans to literally walk a (dusty) mile in Mexican immigrants' shoes. This book will give you a deepened understanding of how empathy works, how to control it and how to become the type of empathiser you want to be.

Orbit

Brief Cases

Jim Butcher
Authors:
Jim Butcher

Magic. It can get a guy killed. Return to the world of the Dresden Files with Harry Dresden (the only wizard in the Chicago phone book) and friends as they solve supernatural mysteries, protect the helpless, and fight evil.Brief Cases is a new collection of Dresden Files stories which will include an original novella, from international bestseller Jim Butcher.Stories included in this collection: 'Curses', 'AAAA Wizardry', 'Even Hand', 'B is for Bigfoot', 'I was a Teenage Bigfoot', 'Bigfoot on Campus', 'Bombshells', 'Jury Duty', 'Cold Case', 'Day One', 'A Fistful of Warlocks', 'Zoo Day' (original novella taking place between Skin Game and Peace Talks)

Piatkus

Shadow Warrior

Christine Feehan
Authors:
Christine Feehan

Danger inspires fierce passion when a serial killer threatens Chicago's infamous Ferraro crime family. Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible, let alone one who could accept his particular needs, but he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping . . . Grace Murphy has always been drawn to Vittorio Ferraro; or at least to the billionaire's public bad boy persona. Now that she's under his protection and his sole focus, she can't help wanting to get as close to him as possible. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own . . .

Hachette Australia

Right and Wrong

Hugh Mackay
Authors:
Hugh Mackay
Dialogue Books

Cygnet

Season Butler
Authors:
Season Butler
Hachette Audio

Blameless

Gail Carriger
Authors:
Gail Carriger
Orbit

The Witch's Kind

Louisa Morgan
Authors:
Louisa Morgan
Hachette Audio

The Rosewater Insurrection

Tade Thompson
Authors:
Tade Thompson

The year is 2067. The city of Rosewater is chaotic, vibrant and full of life - some of it extra-terrestrial.The charismatic mayor, Jack Jacques, has declared Rosewater a free state, independent to Nigeria. But the city's alien dome is dying. Government forces await its demise, ready to destroy Rosewater's independence before it has even begun.And in the city's quiet suburbs, a woman wakes with no memory of who she is - with memories belonging to something much older and much more alien.

Piatkus

Nightchaser

Amanda Bouchet
Authors:
Amanda Bouchet

'Utterly breathtaking' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author A convict and an enchanting rogue hold the fate of the universe in their hands . . . Wanted criminal Tess Bailey and her band of merry thieves are desperate and on the run. The most powerful ruler in the universe wants them dead, and while he hunts them, the stolen ship they escaped on is running out of steam. Their one offer of help comes from Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.At her side is gentle, blind Shiori, Fiona, an ex-rebel fighter with a rage so strong it could bring generals to their knees, and determined Jax and Miko, steering their ship through the depths of space. Together, their friendship gives them strength, but will their bond be strong enough to defeat an enemy whose ruthlessness is legendary? As their luck runs out, Tess will have to choose an ending to her story - and whether to fight against or yield to a temptation so strong, it threatens to cleave the land of stars in two. 'Absolutely fabulous. Amanda Bouchet is on my auto-buy list' C.L. Wilson, bestselling author of The Winter King

Hachette Audio

The Grey Bastards

Jonathan French
Authors:
Jonathan French

***THE NO. 1 AMAZON BESTSELLER***'AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE - AND UNDENIABLY COOL - FANTASY MASTERWORK' Kirkus'FILTHY, CHARISMATIC AND FRANKLY EXCELLENT' Mark LawrenceBRING ON THE ORCS . . .Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man's-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs.But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards' existence - one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity's tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon. On the heels of the ultimate betrayal, Jackal must scramble to stop a devastating invasion - even as he wonders where his true loyalties lie.A standout adventure fantasy debut that's down, dirty and damn good fun - perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz's Dwarves series and Stan Nicholl's Orcs series.'A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice . . . Fans of Abercrombie's The First Law . . . will like this a lot' Django Wexler'A bloody good tale of battle, betrayal and war pigs' Brian McClellan'Jonathan French has to be lauded for his plot ingenuity, bawdry charm and vicious characters. The Grey Bastards has instantaneously catapulted him into my must-read list' Fantasy Book Critic 'I'd like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards' brilliance' Fantasy Faction

Piatkus

The Gods of Love: Happily ever after is ancient history . . .

Nicola Mostyn
Authors:
Nicola Mostyn

I-NEWS TOP TEN DEBUTS NETGALLEY TOP FEBRUARY READSWRITER'S GUILD AWARDS NOMINEE'A proper page-turner! Suspenseful, mysterious, spooky and witty - and great fun' Justin Myers, author of The Last Romeo'Adventurous, magical, and very, very funny!' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of AnimalsMeet Frida: divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She's about to have a really bad day . . . When a handsome but clearly delusional man named Dan bursts into Frida's office and insists that she is fated to save the world, she has him ejected faster than you can say 'prenup'. But a creepy meeting, a demon or three and one attempted kidnapping later, Frida is beginning to face the inconvenient truth: Dan is in fact The Oracle, the gods of Greek mythology are real and Frida herself appears to be everyone's only hope. The world is doomed. Bridget Jones by way of Neil Gaiman, this uplifting and laugh-out-loud story will change the way you look at love - and humanity - for ever.WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GODS OF LOVE:'Smart, witty, and refreshingly - wilfully - free spirited. Mostyn's deft touch with dialogue and incident powers the story along. I loved it.' Netgalley reviewer'I really enjoyed this magical adventure, some really fun ideas about mankind and the search for love. The references to classic mythology were nicely done and the whole thing works well.' Waterstones Bookseller'One of my top reads for 2018, and I will look forward to more from Nicola Mostyn . . . I have found a new favourite author to add to my all-time favourites list!' Netgalley reviewer'More fantasy than romance. More gods than love. Grabs you in the first chapter and doesn't let go for the next three hundred pages.' Waterstones reviewer'A super-heroine story for the modern age' Amazon reviewer

Orbit

YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE

Angus Watson
Authors:
Angus Watson

***The start of a brand new trilogy******Epic fantasy from a David Gemmell Award shortlisted author******Watson has 1000s of Goodreads and Amazon ratings***YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE . . .You can't change your fate - so throw yourself into battle, because you'll either end the day a hero or drinking mead in the halls of the gods. That's what Finn's people believe.But Finn wants to live. When his settlement is massacred by a hostile nation, Finn plus several friends and rivals must make their escape across a brutal, unfamiliar landscape, and to survive, Finn will fight harder than he's ever fought before.The author of Age of Iron returns with You Die When You Die - an epic fantasy adventure in which a mismatched group of refugees battle animals and monsters, determined assassins, an unforgiving land and each other as they cross a continent to fulfil a prophecy.'I loved every second of it . . . More please, as soon as is humanly possible!' The Eloquent Page'Hugely entertaining' SFX'A rip-roaring, swiftly paced adventure set in a sprawling and beautifully detailed world . . . sure to win the devotion of plenty of fans' RT Book Reviews'The first book in Watson's new fantasy trilogy is raw, violent, and gritty . . . You Die When You Die blurs the lines between hero and villain into who lives and who dies. He who survives another day wins for the moment; tomorrow might be another story' BooklistFor more epic action from Angus Watson, check out:West of West TrilogyYou Die When You DieThe Land you Never LeaveWhere Gods Fear to GoThe Iron Age TrilogyAge of IronClash of IronReign of Iron

Piatkus

Undead and Done

MaryJanice Davidson
Authors:
MaryJanice Davidson

It had been a well-kept secret for centuries, but now the existence of vampires is all over the news, thanks to Betsy Taylor's half sister (and the frustrated former Antichrist), Laura. Life for the undead will never be the same, and it's up to Betsy to do some damage control. But her interview on the local news doesn't exactly put out the fire. It more or less pours kerosene on it.With all the added attention on supernatural beings, the werewolves are more than a little agitated (never a good thing) and demand that Betsy gets her interview skills, and her family, in order. And while things go from bad to worse in the world, Hell continues to be hell-especially when Betsy's new parole program becomes about as complicated as you'd expect.With a PR team launching a vampire-friendly campaign, the devil at large and out to make trouble, and mermaids on hand to see who falls-and how hard-the end isn't just near. It's here. And if anyone knows how to go out with a bang, it's the queen of Hell.BE PREPARED TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE UNDEAD ALL OVER AGAIN! Romance Reviews TodayPraise for the Undead series and MaryJanice Davidson:'Delightful, wicked fun!' Christine Feehan'Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny' Booklist 'If you're a fan of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don't miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks' The Best Reviews '[Davidson's] prose zings from wisecrack to wisecrack' Detroit Free Press'MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series is laugh-out-loud funny' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'What can you say about a vampire whose loyalty can be bought by designer shoes? Can we say outrageous?'The Best Reviews '[Davidson] never disappoints, delivering plenty of smart-ass dialogue and wacked-out adventures' RT Book Reviews'Think Sex and the City only the city is Minneapolis and it s filled with demons and vampires' Publishers Weekly

Sphere

The Death of Robin Hood

Angus Donald
Authors:
Angus Donald
Piatkus

Undead and Unforgiven

MaryJanice Davidson
Authors:
MaryJanice Davidson

Betsy has plenty of help ruling Hell, but the latest major hurdle in her afterlife is so big she can't even see it until it's on YouTube. Her father and half sister Laura (a former Antichrist with a grudge) have teamed up, for what sinister purpose Betsy can't imagine. Meanwhile, Betsy's marriage is on the rocks. The vampire king is poaching on her territory, and while she loves him, that's not the same as trusting him. Before long, they're not even speaking to each other. No one said life after death would be easy, but c'mon this is ridiculous.BE PREPARED TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE UNDEAD ALL OVER AGAIN! Romance Reviews TodayPraise for the Undead series and MaryJanice Davidson:'Delightful, wicked fun!' Christine Feehan'Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny' Booklist 'If you're a fan of Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, don't miss Betsy Taylor. She rocks' The Best Reviews '[Davidson's] prose zings from wisecrack to wisecrack' Detroit Free Press'MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series is laugh-out-loud funny' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'What can you say about a vampire whose loyalty can be bought by designer shoes? Can we say outrageous?' The Best Reviews '[Davidson] never disappoints, delivering plenty of smart-ass dialogue and wacked-out adventures' RT Book Reviews'Think Sex and the City only the city is Minneapolis and it s filled with demons and vampires' Publishers Weekly

Abacus

Gurkha

Colour-Sergeant Kailash Limbu
Authors:
Colour-Sergeant Kailash Limbu
Orbit

Soulless

Gail Carriger
Authors:
Gail Carriger

Alexia Tarabotti is labouring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.***Also available as a manga adaptation***

Orbit

Changeless

Gail Carriger
Authors:
Gail Carriger

Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her into the backwaters of ugly waistcoats, Scotland, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only A soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.***Also available as a manga adaptation***