Goodbye Christmas, goodbye New Year, hello February. We’re already all the way through January and can hardly believe it. Another thing we can hardly believe is what an excellent trio of books we have releasing today! Have a read below, we have something for everyone with three very different books on offer:
Dark Forge, Miles Cameron
Gripping and action-packed fantasy with a historical twist.
Only fools think war is simple.
Some are warriors, some captains; others tend to the fallen or feed the living.
But on the magic-drenched battlefield, information is the lifeblood of victory, and Aranthur is about to discover that carrying messages, scouting the enemy, keeping his nerve, and passing on orders is more dangerous, and more essential, then an inexperienced soldier could imagine . . . especially when everything starts to go wrong.
Battle has been joined – on the field, in the magical sphere, and in the ever-shifting political arena . . .
Praise for Miles Cameron
‘A masterclass in how to write modern fantasy – world building, characters, plot and pacing, all perfectly blended. Miles Cameron is at the top of his game. To say I loved it is an understatement’ John Gwynne
‘Miles Cameron is back with a brand-new series and you’re going to be hooked from the very beginning. A fresh take on the typical farm boy turned hero fantasy, this is everything you could possibly want in a fantasy series’ The Bibliophile Chronicles
‘A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy’ Tor.com
‘This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages’ Fantasy Book Critic
Dragon Heart, Peter Higgins
For readers of Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin, this is the story of one family’s battle for survival in a world where evil has already won.
The great war ended with the death of the legendary dragon Vespertine. The last gambit failed the wizards lost, and now a final sickness leaks into the earth.
There is no stopping it. it unfolds south as a bruise upon the sky, and forces Castrel and Shay from their small home days before their baby arrives. Now they wander, seeking food, seeking shelter, always trying to keep their daughter Hope safe.
And then they come upon the dragon. Vespertine. It is colossal, it is humbling, it is still. When Hope begins to change soon after, Castrel and Shay’s promise to keep their daughter alive is set to become even harder, and so much more important. For now she has the heart of the dragon, and – while a dragon still breathes – there is hope for new life in this ending world.
Praise for Peter Higgins:
‘Astonishing . . . exceptional’ Guardian
‘Like vintage China Miéville, but with all the violent narrative thriller drive of Ian Fleming at his edgiest’ Richard Morgan
‘The surprises keep on coming . . . but quietly and subtly, like a dreaded knock on the door of an apartment in a brutalist concrete tower block in the dead of night’ Independent on Sunday
The Bastard Legion: War Criminals, Gavin Smith
Dirty, gritty and action-packed adventure featuring the galaxy’s deadliest mercenaries, THE BASTARD LEGION.
It was the kind of dirty, violent work the Bastards were made for. Protect a bunch of colonists in the Epsilon Eridani system, whose moon had become a war zone as megacorp-backed mercenaries fought a brutal proxy war. Just the kind of fight the penal mercenary legion liked.
But a hundred headless corpses are hard to explain, even for the Bastard Legion, and soon they are on the run, abandoned by their allies, and hunted by their most dangerous foe yet . . . but Miska’s going to play them at her own game.
The Bastard Legion: the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals controlled by implanted explosives and trained by the electronic ghost of a dead marine.
A ‘Dirty Dozen’ or ‘Suicide Squad’ for lovers of ‘Aliens’, THE BASTARD LEGION series is a down and dirty military SF set in a world of mercenary actions and covert operations.
Praise for Gavin Smith:
‘Gloriously action-packed and often brutal military SF adventure . . .’ Publishers Weekly
‘An exceptional talent’ Peter F Hamilton
‘High octane SF adventure with Smith’s trademark twist’ Jamie Sawyer, author of The Lazarus War