Only the courage of a young woman with the mind of a gambler and loyalty to no one stands between hope and universal darkness. The high and powerful will fall, the despised and broken shall rise up and everything will be remade. And an old, broken-hearted warrior and an apostate priest will begin a terrible journey with an impossible goal: destroy a Goddess before she eats the world. From demons to dragons, harems to battle fields, telepathy to physics, this selection from the latest Science Fiction and Fantasy novels has something for every reading preference.
Humanity has thirty days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war. Arlen Bales understands the coreling threat better than anyone.
Born ordinary, the demon plague has shaped him into a weapon so powerful he has been given the unwanted title of saviour, and attracted the attention of deadly enemies both above and below ground. Unlike Arlen, Ahmann Jardir embraces the title of Deliverer. His strength resides not only in the legendary relics he carries, but also in the magic wielded by his first wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose allegiance even Jardir cannot be certain of. Once Arlen and Jardir were like brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals.
The sultan, his wives and children were put to the sword, while his concubines were sent to a neighboring caliph as tribute, Hakkim having no use for the pleasures of the flesh. But a day after the caravan had departed from Bessa, Hakkim discovered the terrible secret that the concubines had hidden from him. His reaction was swift and cruel. Kill the women of the harem forthwith, along with their children and maidservants. Let not one survive. This, then, is the tale, or tales, of how a remarkable group of women fight together to survive both the fury of Hakkim and the rigors of the desert.
But this ancient land was once home to many a power, and even death is not quite eternal. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Tintaglia, the legendary dragon, has returned, but wounded by the Chalcedeans. These people are still seeking dragon body parts, but especially dragon blood, in an effort to save their despotic duke. To heal the dragon, the new Elderlings must find the elusive silver wells.
The younger dragons have matured further, and their dedicated keepers, the new Elderlings, are beginning to gain deeper understanding of their roles. Humanity has witnessed its greatest scientific breakthrough yet: the cure for ageing.
For John Farrell, documenting the cataclysmic shifts to life after the cure becomes an obsession. Cure parties, cycle marriages, and immortal livestock: the world is revelling in the miracles of eternal youth. But immortality has a sinister side, and when a pro-death terrorist explosion kills his newly-cured best friend, John soon realizes that even in a world without natural death, there is always something to fear.
John must make a new choice: run and hide forever, or stay and fight those who try to make immortal life a living hell. Unable to defend themselves against the pale-skinned, undead conquerors, the Shadar nevertheless attempt a rebellion and hire a fierce mercenary known only as The Mongrel, a woman whose body bears the ravages of previous wars and whose temperament is both volatile and, some say, insane.
When he receives a summons from King Darville to come to Coronnan City to become the successor to the throne of his true father, Glenndon becomes embroiled in a world where his magic is forbidden and, somehow, he must learn to break his silence. Victoria is Queen. And steam is the power that runs the world.
Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London when her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his, if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals.
This debut novel is an astonishing blend of first-rate steampunk fantasy and Western adventure. Now he needs to pull together all the resources of the Hellhole colony, the ever-expanding shadow-Xayan settlement, and his connections with the other Deep Zone worlds. On Sonjeera, Diadem Michella Duchenet has collected a huge fleet, led by firebrand Commissar Escobar Hallholme, son of the man who originally defeated Adolphus.
But worse threats are to follow. Harsh discipline and oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment.
Specs & The City: The Shadow Archetype and 'Inception' - Script Magazine
But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Prudence Falling, looking to unload harvesters on the one colony world with open-air agriculture, finds instead a planet devastated by an unknown enemy. When she stops to help, her ship is commandeered by Lt. Kyle Daspar, police detective and officer of the hated League. Finding evidence of alien contact puts Prudence and Kyle at risk from forces within the League. Separately and together, from capital world Altair to a perpetually dark planet of masked monks, they uncover the reason for the attack and their feelings for each other.
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Back on Earth, where anything can be synthesized, the remains of alien life are the most valuable of all collectibles, so shiploads of desperate treasure hunters stampeded to Mars in the Great Martian Fossil Rush. Lomax tracks down killers and kidnappers among the failed prospectors, corrupt cops, and a growing population of transfers, unlucky stiffs who, after striking paleontological gold, upload their minds into immortal android bodies.
The campaign to secure the border from China to Iraq has reached a strange impasse.
Two blood enemies — Arabs and Jews — have united against their common cause. Destroy the Middle East in one blinding flash? Or take another path? A man that can be trusted absolutely is a rare thing. And so, with his family held hostage by the empire, General Jiang Lei finds himself appointed to a special task: the orchestration of the last great war against the West, the total dominion of America. Also included is the much anticipated and publicised dystopia novel titled Wool by Hugh Howey.
Along with others like her, she has lived under the tight reins of her Controllers, with no actual experiences of the real world. Knowing that eventually blood prophets lose their usefulness and, usually, their lives, Meg seeks refuge at the Lakeside Courtyard, a part of the city owned and operated by the Others, shapeshifters and other supernatural creatures. Even though the Others have ample reasons to despise humans, they give Meg a job as the Human Liaison, dealing with the elements in the outside world that do business with the shapeshifters.
As Meg learns more about both the world of experience and the society of the Others, she also becomes aware that her Controllers are not going to let her go without a fight.
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Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. But though freedom is closer than they know, it may come at a terrifying price. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules.
These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside.
Shadow Tag: A Ray Schiller Novel (The Ray Schiller Series Book 2) by Marjorie Doering
Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last. Idle sometime-musician George has little talent for clockwork and other infernal devices. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable.
Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. But the League is the most powerful star nation in the history of humanity. Its navy is going to be back and this time with thousands of superdreadnoughts. As combat spreads from the initial confrontation, the entire frontier has begun to seethe with unrest, and Michelle sympathizes with the oppressed populations wanting only to be free of their hated masters.
Also included this month is the new novel by Ben Bova , titled Farside , a highly recommended read. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society. Sent from Earth to assist Dr. Ulrich, director of Angel Observatory, Dr. Trudy Yost immediately becomes involved in the web of politics, sabotage, and physical obstacles that mark life on Farside. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain the ironskin.
Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life.