By Stephen Aryan
'Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy' Den PatrickThe land is in turmoil. Mages are hunted by men and gods alike. With their last refuge fallen, two young mages must conspire against a god to show the world that their abilities aren't a curse; they are the only way to ensure lasting peace. Under the threat of anti-magic fanatics, Wren struggles to find her place as a leader and to keep her people safe as they build a new home. Danoph searches for answers on a spiritual journey, determined to find out who he really is and where he came from in an effort to calm the coming storm. The world has turned against mages, yet only they can save it.'Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee' Taran Matharu 'A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face' Jen Williams on BattlemageFor more from Stephen Aryan, check out:Age of DarknessBattlemageBloodmageChaosmageThe Age of DreadMagebornMagefallebook-only novella: Of Gods and Men
By Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus is tracking down dangerous magical items unleashed into the world by Dark Mages - however, when the Light Council decide they need his help in negotiating with the perpetrators, Alex must use all his cunning and magic to strike a deal.The ninth novel in the urban fantasy series which began with Fated - the Alex Verus novels are magic-filled fan favourites, perfect for readers of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch.
Malice of Crows
By Lila Bowen
'I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one' Kevin Hearne on Wake of Vultures'I enjoyed the hell out of it' Patrick Rothfuss on Wake of Vultures'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 on Wake of Vultures 'Weird and wonderful . . . Hot damn, this book is good' Chuck Wendig on Wake of VulturesThe Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood and bones of magical folk, but failed to destroy the dark alchemist behind it. Now his destiny as the Shadow refuses to let him rest.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.Malice of Crows is the gripping third instalment of the acclaimed Shadow series, starring a hero who has been hailed as 'one of the iconic characters of this generation'.
By Stephen Aryan
'Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy' Den Patrick***The start of a brand new magic-fuelled trilogy from the author of Battlemage*** Thousands died when mages sundered the earth and split the sky. It was a war that devastated entire kingdoms. Now one man believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He and his followers will do anything to achieve his goal - even if it means murdering every child born with the ability. 'Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee' Taran Matharu 'A vivid and rousing adventure with the kind of magic that punches you right in the face' Jen Williams on BattlemageFor more from Stephen Aryan, check out:Age of DarknessBattlemageBloodmageChaosmageThe Age of DreadMagebornMagefallebook-only novella: Of Gods and Men
The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
By Tom Holt
When the Supreme Being and his son decide that being supreme isn't for them any more, it's inevitable that things get a bit of a shake-up.It soon becomes apparent that our new owners, the Venturi brothers, have a very different perspective on all sorts of things. Take Good and Evil, for example. For them, it's an outdated concept that never worked particularly well in the first place.Unfortunately, the sudden disappearance of right and wrong, while welcomed by some, raises certain concerns amongst those still attached to the previous team's management style.In particular, there's one of the old gods who didn't move out with the others. A reclusive chap, he lives somewhere up north, and only a handful even believe in him.But he's watching. And he really does need to know if you've been naughty or nice.
Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1
By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
'Incredible' BUZZFEED 'Addictive' GUARDIAN 'Hilarious' TIME OUT An international #1 iTunes bestselling podcast, with over 100 million downloads and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media... Night Vale is the town where every conspiracy theory you know is true. Yours to take home in print for the first time, Mostly Void, Partially Stars collects the first full season of Welcome to Night Vale scripts, with exclusive bonus material including: · Behind-the-scenes commentary from the New York Times bestselling authors · Never-before-seen illustrations accompanying each episode · Guest essays by Night Vale performers and notable fans, including Cecil Baldwin (Cecil) and Dylan Marron (Carlos) · The script to Night Vale's sell-out legendary first live show, 'Condos'Mostly Void, Partially Stars is an unmissable read, whether you're a long-time fan or discovering Night Vale for the very first time. (Don't miss The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, featuring the second year of podcast scripts, or Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel.)
By Ian Graham
Ballas is a drunk and a vagrant. In his eyes there is only greed, and in his heart only bitterness. Such a man is not suited to legend, he is fit only for an unmarked grave. And there are people who seek to hasten his journey there.When a young priest saves him from a beating in the street, Ballas soon finds a way to pay him back - he steals from him. What Ballas chooses to take can easily be hidden under a cloak, but it is no trinket to be sold in the market for a bowl of soup. It is known as the Monument. And the power it contains will bring a god of chaos and destruction into the world. Now Ballas has that power . . .MONUMENT is a masterpiece of storytelling - a new classic of fantasy fiction, now in ebook for the first time.Find out more about this and other fantasy adventures at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
By Claire North
The Gamehouse is an unusual institution. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun.But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .And now, the ultimate player is about to step forward.
By Ian Tregillis
My name is Jax.That is the name granted to me by my human masters. I am a slave. But I shall be free.Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.PRAISE FOR IAN TREGILLIS'A major new talent' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN'Tremendous' Cory Doctorow'Addictively brilliant' i09'Exciting and intense' Publishers Weekly'Eloquent and utterly compelling' Kirkus
A Memory Of Light
By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
'Epic in every sense' - Sunday TimesThe final novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published.'And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.' - Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon.In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al'Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark One's prison - which may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer.Approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of the Seanchan.All humanity is in peril - and the outcome will be decided in Shayol Ghul itself. The Wheel is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world . . .'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times'A fantasy phenomenon' SFXThe Wheel of TimeThe Eye of the WorldThe Great HuntThe Dragon RebornThe Shadow RisingThe Fires of HeavenLord of ChaosA Crown of SwordsThe Path of DaggersWinter's HeartCrossroads of TwilightKnife of DreamsThe Gathering StormTowers of MidnightA Memory of LightNew Spring (prequel)
By David Gemmell
'THE HARD-BITTEN CHAMPION OF BRITISH HEROIC FANTASY' - Joe Abercrombie 'HEROISM AND HEARTBREAK . . . GEMMELL IS ADRENALINE WITH SOUL' - Brent Weeks A country in desperate need of heroes . . .Angostin invaders surge through the Highlands, laying waste to everything in their path. Darkness follows in their wake as a mad necromancer resurrects the eons-dead Vampyre Kings.Only the bandit Jarek Mace, and the magicker and bard Owen Odell, have the courage to fight the Angostins and the undead. Whispers soon spread that Mace is the legendary Morningstar, a saviour who will protect his country in its hour of need. Yet Mace seems nothing more than a thief and a liar.As the final battle approaches, Odell wonders which of the two Maces will triumph: the self-serving rogue or the saviour of his people, the Morningstar.Novels by David GemmellThe Drenai seriesLegend The King Beyond the GateWaylanderQuest For Lost Heroes Waylander II: In the Realm of the WolfThe First Chronicles of Druss the LegendJon Shannow seriesWolf in ShadowThe Last GuardianBloodstone Stones of Power Ghost KingLast Sword of Power Hawk Queen seriesIronhand's DaughterThe Hawk Eternal Ancient Greece novelsLion of MacedonDark Prince Other novelsKnights of Dark RenownMorningstar
The Measure Of The Magic
By Terry Brooks
***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD***THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip PullmanTHE ARMY OF DARKNESS DRAWS NEARFive centuries ago, a catastrophic demon war left the world in ruins. Since then, the survivors - humans, elves and other mutants - have found sanctuary in a mountain valley protected by magic. But now these protective wards have failed, and a ruthless troll army is on the brink of invasion.In an attempt to stave off annihilation, Panterra Qu, a young Tracker struggles to control the power of the black staff - a powerful talisman passed down through the centuries by the Knights of the Word.It is their only hope for salvation - for all will pay a price if the war between the Word and the Void tips towards darkness.Praise for Terry Brooks:'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks'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, author of The Name of the Wind'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of EragonLegends of Shannara:BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFFTHE MEASURE OF THE MAGIC
The Minority Council
By Kate Griffin
Matthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, is in charge. And London is having its issues.The new drug on the market is fairy dust and it turns humans into walking drug labs. Teenage vandals are being hunted by a mystical creature. And criminals are dying by magical means.If Swift is going to save London from a rising tide of blood, he's going to have to learn his lessons - and fast.
Mass Effect: Deception
By William C. Dietz
This novel continues the all-new, completely original story begun in the first three MASS EFFECT stories. The heroine, Gillian, was once the subject of horrifying scientific experiments, but now, after her rescue, she is beginning to master her amazing powers. But when she falls under the sway of a radical group who believes their powers make them superior to ordinary humans, she finds herself faced with a choice between her destiny . . . and her humanity.
By Patricia Briggs
The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson series - the major urban fantasy hit of the decade'I love these books!' Charlaine HarrisThe best new fantasy series I've read in years' Kelley ArmstrongMERCY THOMPSON: MECHANIC, SHAPESHIFTER, FIGHTERI didn't realize he was a werewolf at first. My nose isn't at its best when surrounded by axle grease and burnt oil . . .'Mercedes Thompson runs a garage in the Tri-Cities. She's a mechanic, and a damn good one, who spends her spare time karate training and tinkering with a VW bus that happens to belong to a vampire. Her next-door neighbour is an alpha werewolf - literally, the leader of the pack. And Mercy herself is a shapeshifter, sister to coyotes. As such, she's tolerated by the 'wolves but definitely down the pecking order. As long as she keeps her eyes down and remembers her place, the pack will leave her in peace.Praise for the series:'Plenty of twists and turns . . . Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can't-put-it-down end' Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking 'I enjoyed every minute of it. I love Mercy and can't wait for her to kick some more ass' Lilith Saintcrow The Mercy Thompson books:Moon CalledBlood BoundIron KissedBone CrossedSilver BorneRiver MarkedFrost BurnedNight BrokenFire TouchedSilence FallenStorm CursedShifting Shadows (Stories from the world of Mercy Thompson)
The Map Of All Things
By Kevin J. Anderson
After terrible atrocities by both sides, the series of skirmishes between Tierra and Uraba has spread and intensified, erupting into a full-blown crusade and irreparably dividing the known world.Now that the Uraban leader, Soldan-Shah Omra, has captured the ruined city of Ishalem, his construction teams discover a priceless ancient map that can guide brave explorers to the mysterious Key to Creation. Omra dispatches his adoptive son Saan to sail east across the uncharted Middlesea on a quest to find the Key.In Tierra, Captain Criston Vora sets out to find the fabled land of Terravitae. But Criston cannot forget his previous voyage that ended in shipwreck and disaster, and the loss of his beloved wife Adrea, who - unbeknownst to him - fights to survive palace intrigues and constant threats against her life in far-off Uraba. For Adrea is now the wife of the soldan-shah - the sworn enemy of Tierra . . .
By Trent Jamieson
Steven has a new job, with an important-sounding job title: Australia's Regional Death. On a good day he thinks it has quite a ring to it, but on a bad day (that's most of them) it's more of a toll. He's recently averted a Regional Apocalypse, but a huge national death count - instead of a normal, manageable death count - is still a big risk. And with barely a month to go until his first Death Moot, where the world's thirteen Deaths get together to talk, er, death, Steven feels a crisis is imminent.People are dying in the unusually brutal summer heat. Monstrous Stirrers are on the rise as their dark god draws near. Someone is trying to kill him. And he has a conference to organise. Steven must start managing Death, before it starts managing him, or this time the Apocalypse will be more than Regional.
By Robert Jackson Bennett, Jeff Harding
It is the time of the Great Depression. The dustbowl has turned the western skies red and thousands leave their homes seeking a better life. Marcus Connelly seeks not a life, but a death - a death for the mysterious scarred man who murdered his daughter. And soon he learns that he is not alone. Countless others have lost someone to the scarred man. They band together to track him, but as they get closer, Connelly begins to suspect that the man they are hunting is more than human. It is said that he who hunts monsters should take care lest he thereby become a monster, and as the chase becomes increasingly desperate, the scarred man's pursuers are forced to choose between what is right and what is necessary. Having come so far and lost so much, Connelly must decide just how much more he is willing to sacrifice to have his revenge.
Mass Effect: Retribution
By Drew Karpyshyn
Humanity has reached the stars, joining the vast galactic community of alien species. But beyond the fringes of explored space lurk the Reapers, a race of sentient starships bent on 'harvesting' the galaxy's organic species for their own dark purpose.The Illusive Man, leader of the pro-human black ops group Cerberus, is one of the few who know the truth about the Reapers. To ensure humanity's survival, he launches a desperate plan to uncover the enemy's strengths - and weaknesses - by studying someone implanted with modified Reaper technology. He knows the perfect subject for his horrific experiments: former Cerberus operative Paul Grayson, who wrested his daughter from the cabal's control with the help of Ascension project director Kahlee Sanders. But when Kahlee learns that Grayson is missing, she turns to the only person she can trust: Alliance war hero Captain David Anderson. Together they set out to find the secret Cerberus facility where Grayson is being held. But they aren't the only ones after him. And time is running out.
The Magician's Apprentice
By Trudi Canavan
The stunning prequel to the worldwide bestselling Black Magician Trilogy*Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide*In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice. But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. Events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries . . .Praise for Trudi Canavan:'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction*Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*