We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we have five truly epic new books perfect for fans unforgettable adventure, incredible mythology or unmissible romance. Wishlists at the ready, we’ve got a plethora of reasons to visit your local bookshop, library, favourite eTailer or feed your eReader.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson-A single volume mass market paperback of the first volume in the Internationally bestselling epic fantasy series – a benchmark for the genre. According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed…They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won. Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne.The Way of Kings is out now in paperback, eBook and audio download. You can find out more about Brandon Sanderson by visiting his website or following him on Twitter or Facebook.
The Knight by Pierre Pevel– Some say Lorn Askarian brought the kingdom to the brink of destruction, taking advantage of a dying king and an unpopular queen to strike against his enemies, heedless of the danger posed by a growing rebellion. Others claim he saved the kingdom, following the orders of a king who had him falsely imprisoned, heedless of the personal cost, and loyal to the last – fighting against desperate odds on the political and physical battlefields alike. Whatever the truth, whatever you choose to believe, this is his story. The Knight is out now in paperback and eBook.You can read an extract from The Knight here.
The Causal Angel by Hannu Rajaniemi– The stunning conculstion to Jean’s story that began with The Quantum Thief. Now we find out what will happen to Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung through the solar system. The Causal Angel is out now in paperback and eBook. You can find out more about Hannu Rajaniemi by following him on Twitter.
Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock– The haunting sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Wood and winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1988 . When Harry Keeton disappeared into Ryhope Wood, his sister Tallis was just an infant. Now, thirteen years old, she hears him whispering to her from the Otherworld. He is in danger. He needs her help. Using masks, magic and clues left by her grandfather, she finds a way to enter the primitive forest and begin her search. Eventually she comes to Lavondyss itself, a realm both beautiful and deadly, a place in which she is changed forever . . . Lavondyss is out now in paperback and eBook.
The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano– Discover this spellbinding debut from a hugely talented young author, featuring time-travel, 19th-century New York, unrequited love and a mysterious portrait… The Seventh Miss Hatfield is out now in paperback and eBook. The sequel, The Time of the Clockmaker will be available in trade paperback and eBook in August. You can find out more about Anna Caltabiano by visiting her website, Twitter, or Facebook.
Life During Wartime by Lucius Shepard– In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla is struggling to survive amongst the rotting vegetation and his despairing fellow foot soldiers. He knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in an endless war. On R & R a few miles away from the warzone he meets Debora – an enigmatic young woman who may be working for the enemy – and stumbles into a deadly psychic conflict where the mind is the greatest weapon. Life During Wartime is out now in paperback and eBook.