It’s publication day, which means more books fly the nest out into the world. Today we have a thrilling conclusion to an action-packed trilogy, an epic beast of a standalone full of dark magic and evil deeds, and break-neck science fiction set upon the sands of Mars . . .
The Song of the Sycamore, Edward Cox
When the Spirit of Vengeance comes to judge an entire city, how can one man survive in a place where no one is truly innocent?
On the broken world of Urdezha, Wendal Finn died on the hostile plains of the wasteland, one more casualty in the endless war between the city-dwellers and the clansfolk. But now Wendal has returned to his home city of Old Castle, possessed by something he brought back from the wasteland, something old and best left forgotten. The spirits are calling it Sycamore, an ancient entity out to avenge all victims of murder. And in a city like Old Castle, no one is innocent.
With his mind trapped inside a dead body, Wendal can do nothing but watch as Sycamore turns him into a serial killer. Until the magicians take an interest in him. Preserving Wendal’s body and trapping Sycamore inside it, the magicians now have the perfect assassin at their disposal. Whenever they need an enemy removed, they can set the killer loose on Old Castle. Between these moments of horror, Wendal struggles to piece together the remnants of his former life. He wants to know why his wife died while he was fighting in the war, but no one will tell him, no one wants him to know. Left to his own devices, Wendal picks at the scabs that cover the dark secrets of the magicians and reveals a threat to every city on Urdezha.
The clans are massing. A supernatural storm is raging across the wasteland. It has already destroyed one city, and now it is heading for Old Castle. And the only one who might prevent oblivion is the murderous entity who the spirits are calling Sycamore.
Praise for Edward Cox:
‘The Song of the Sycamore is a seamless blend of fantasy and science fiction wrapped around an intriguing mystery that keeps you hooked. Masterful storytelling, a must read.’ Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion
‘Imaginative, creepy, tragic, violent and poignant — The Song of the Syacmore is a fantastic book’ Anna Stephens
‘Fresh and inventive, with a beautifully crafted world – Cox has outdone himself’ Peter McLean
‘Song of the Sycamore is all I would expect from Ed Cox and more: fast-paced, well-observed, compassionate and thoughtful. I loved it.’ Joanne Harris
‘A darkly disquieting story elegantly told and full of twists’ Adrian Tchaikovsky
Bright Steel, Miles Cameron
Every war comes down to the flash of bright steel. Even when the air is full of magic . . .
Aranthur and his friends have come together across different continents and realms with one purpose: to strike back against the forces which have torn a hole in the heavens and threaten to rip the world beneath them apart as well.
With time running short, and treason at home, there are battles to be fought on the field, in the magical arena, and in the ever-deadly realm of politics, and they must succeed on every front or everything will fall. Victory will require enemies to trust one another, old foes to fight together, spies to reveal the truth and steadfast allies to betray long-corrupt rulers.
Is Aranthur, a twenty-year-old student, really the master strategist to bring it all together? And can he and his friends overcome aeons of lies when their plans inevitably fall to pieces? Do they even know, for sure, who the enemy is . . .?
Praise for Miles Cameron:
‘A masterclass in how to write modern fantasy . . . Miles Cameron is at the top of his game’ John Gwynne
‘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
No Way, S.J. Morden
The explosive sequel to 2018’s ONE WAY. Eight astronauts were set to Mars to build NASA’s Mars base, and only one survived. Now all he needs to do is get home. . .
In the sequel to the science fiction thriller, One Way, returning home from Mars may mean striking a deal with the very people who abandoned him.
Frank Kitteridge is alone on Mars. But XO, the corporate architects of the first Mars base, made a costly mistake when they left him there: they left him alive. Using his skills and his wits, he’s going to find a way back home even if it kills him.
But there are dangers on Mars even Frank isn’t prepared for, and a mystery he has to solve in order to survive.
If there’s anything in Frank’s favour, it’s this: he’s always been prepared to go to the extremes to get the job done. That’s how he ended up on Mars in the first place. It just might be his ticket back.
Praise for S.J. Morden:
‘One Way is what would happen if the crime and sci-fi genres got together and had a baby. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric enough that you will believe yourself under a cold Martian sky. An utterly fabulous book!’ Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of Falling and Hidden
‘Twisty and gripping’ Financial Times on One Way
‘One Way is a tense and dramatic thriller that entertains from beginning to end’ SFBook Reviews on One Way
‘No Way crackles with dramatic tension. I was a big fan of One Way and in this sequel SJ Morden takes the action and suspense to another level. Frank Kittridge faces treachery and danger at every turn as he tries to earn a ride back from Mars. Highly recommended’ Adam Hamdy, author of Pendulum