It’s publication day! We’ve got pulse-pounding Sf action, a short story collection from the master of modern fantasy, a tale exploring another version of London and time-travel romance! Whatever you read, one of these books will transport you away from our world and into another…
The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith
Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and “rehabilitated” in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Corbin, a thief and hacker with a background in black ops, has stolen one of these ships, the Hangman’s Daughter, and made it her own. Controlled by explosive collars and trained in virtual reality by the electronic ghost of a dead marine sergeant, the thieves, gangsters, murderers, and worse are transformed into Miska’s own private indentured army: the Bastard Legion. Are the mercenaries just for fun and profit, or does Miska have a hidden purpose connected to her covert past?.
Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson
Welcome to New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson’s first collection of short fiction.
These wonderful works, originally published individually, have been collected for the first time and convey the true expanse of the Cosmere. Telling the exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, Arcanum Unbounded include the Hugo Award-winning novella ‘The Emperor’s Soul’, an excerpt from the graphic novel ‘White Sand’, and the never-before-published Stormlight Archive novella ‘Edgedancer’.
This superb collection also includes essays and illustrations which offer an insight into the numerous worlds in which the stories are set.
The White City by Simon Morden
LET’S FACE IT, NONE OF US DESERVE TO BE SAVED.
None of us are wiser, smarter, stronger or prettier than all those we watch die. Whatever criteria Down uses, how worthy we are doesn’t come into it.
Since escaping London’s inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won – though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within.
Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they’re looking for, and learn the secrets of Down.
But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home.
After all, if there’s one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it’s more than they bargained for.
SIMON MORDEN’S DOWN STATION WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY QUEST FOR MEANING AND IDENTITY. NOW HE’S LEADING US TO THE KIND OF TRUTHS THAT LEAVE US CHANGED.
The Day Before Forever by Anna Caltabiano
The final, blistering instalment in the Miss Hatfield trilogy. Having escaped a mysterious killer at Henry VIII’s court, Rebecca and Henley have fled to modern day London. But death is never far behind them . . .
THE GIFT OF IMMORTALITY MIGHT MEAN THE LOSS OF YOUR SOUL.
Rebecca – time traveller, immortal – has been reunited with her lost love Henley at the court of Henry VIII. But now they are stranded in modern-day London, with nothing more than the clothes on their back. Clothes which look rather out of place.
And they know that somewhere, somehow, the mysterious black-clad murderer who has chased them across time will find them again. Can they reach the Fountain of Youth in time to make Henley immortal, and avoid death on the way? And is immortality worth fighting for, when the cost might be his soul?