It’s Thursday, which means we have new books out for you to read! And what excellent timing, too, given the turn in weather. Wrap up warm, brew yourself a tea, and why not delve into one of these brand-new titles.
Steel Crow Saga, Paul Krueger
Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.
A soldier with a curse
Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic . . . and her own flesh and blood.
A prince with a debt
Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption – or his downfall.
A detective with a grudge
Xiulan is an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery – but the biggest mystery of all is her identity. She’s a princess in disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.
A thief with a broken heart
Lee is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in crime – and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward – she can’t say no, and soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.
This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives – and begin to change the world.
Praise for Paul Krueger:
‘Simply epic.’ Book Riot
‘An incredible voice, an amazing conflict, and a hot mess of emotions. Krueger has taken one earth-shattering step and a thousand stories will grow in his footprint.’ Sam Sykes
‘This world of steel and souls completely transported me. It’s a hexbolt to the heart, and I can’t wait to read whatever Krueger writes next’ Kevin Hearne
‘A rollicking adventure that wears its heart on its sleeve, and a joyful ode to its anime influences, Steel Crow Sagawill immerse you in both the rich, complex world Paul Kruger has masterfully built and the intimate, equally complex inner struggles of its instantly lovable characters’ Emily Skrutskie
‘With fierce women, ferocious creatures, and a sophisticated twist, Steel Crow Saga is the fantasy epic you didn’t know you needed, creating a rich new mythology and characters so real you can smell their pipe smoke and adobo’ Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma
Archangel’s War, Nalini Singh
Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, faces a new challenge that threatens the balance of the world.
Wings of silver. Wings of blue. Mortal heart. Broken dreams. Shatter. Shatter. Shatter. A sundering. A grave. I see the end. I see . . .
The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed . . . far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient.
At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough . . .
This war could end them all.
Praise for Nalini Singh:
‘Singh is one of those rare storytellers who literally never disappoints!’ Romantic Times
‘I devour Guild Hunter novels. I can’t get enough of this epic world. Full of danger, intrigue, and heady seduction, the Guild Hunter series is perfect!’ Sylvia Day, #1 international bestselling author
‘This is without a doubt one of my all-time favourite series, from the minute I pick up one of the books until the very last page I’m completely and utterly absorbed in the world and the characters and I never want the journey to end’ Feeling Fictional
‘Graceful strength, wild beauty, predatory intelligence . . . These things are at the heart of every Nalini Singh Guild Hunter story’ Grave Tells
‘Nalini Singh continues to show her gift at compelling world-building and characterization’ Romance Junkies
Immortal Born, Lynsay Sands
Nothing compares to the physical chemistry between an immortal and his life mate-or to the spellbinding thrills in a new Argeneau novel by New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands . . .
A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for-and feeding-an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops . . . and the gorgeous, mesmerising Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist.
Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world-in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realises. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.
Praise for Lynsay Sands:
‘Vampire lovers will find themselves laughing throughout. Sands’s trademark humour and genuine characters keep her series fresh and her readers hooked’ Publishers Weekly
‘Delightful and full of interesting characters and romance’ Romantic Times
‘Sands writes books that keep readers coming back for more . . . clever, steamy, with a deliciously wicked sense of humour that readers will gobble up’ Kate McAlister
‘A decidedly good read’ Concatenation