We are thrilled to reveal some incredible novels that are now available to read in the UK. Whether it’s the time-slipping life story of one woman who doesn’t know at what age she’ll wake up tomorrow, or some hard-hitting epic fantasy centred on an unlikely resistance facing overwhelming odds, we have something for you.
The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart, Margarita Montimore:
For fans of THE ROSIE PROJECT and WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? comes a glorious, life-affirming story about a woman who lives every year of her life in the wrong order.
What if you lived every year of your life in the wrong order?
Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she is torn from her friends and boyfriend, finding herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future.
Greeted by a friendly stranger, Oona learns that on every birthday she will enter a different year of her adult life at random. Still a young woman on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Wealthy philanthropist? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she’s never met?
As she struggles between fighting her fate and accepting it, Oona must learn to navigate a life that’s out of order – but is it broken?
Margarita Montimore’s whip-smart debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us the endurance of love, the timelessness of family and what it means to truly live in the moment.
‘A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre’ Kirkus
‘This witty, fantastical exploration of life’s inevitable changes is surprising and touching’ Publishers Weekly
We Are the Dead, Mike Shackle:
The first book in The Last War series: a debut epic fantasy full of crunching revolutionary action, twisted magic, and hard choices in dark times.
The war is over. The enemy won.
Jia’s people learned the hard way that there are no second chances. The Egril, their ancient enemy, struck with magic so devastating that Jia’s armies were wiped out. Now terror reigns in the streets, and friend turns on friend just to live another day.
Somehow Tinnstra – a deserter, a failure, nothing but a coward – survived. She wants no more than to hide from the chaos.
But dragged into a desperate plot to retake Jia, surrounded by people willing to do anything to win the fight, this time Tinnstra will need to do more than hide.
If Jia is to get a second chance after all, this time she will need to be a hero.
With all the grit of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Ed McDonald, this is fantasy with the sharpest of edges.
‘The next Game of Thrones’ Glen Cook, author of The Black Company
‘Tarantino crossed with David Gemmell’ Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones
‘A powerful debut’ Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion
Luna: Moon Rising, Ian McDonald:
McDonald’s epic SF trilogy of corporate greed and family betrayal in the lethal setting of the moon reaches its triumphant conclusion.
Optioned for TV by CBS in a massive deal, Ian McDonald’s Luna trilogy has already been acclaimed as one of the most exciting and important SF series of the decade. This is Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy for a new generation; perfect SF for fans of Gravity and The Martian looking for a wider canvas and large-scale thriller format.
Akin to the mafia families of The Godfather, the families of the five Dragons who control the rich resources of the moon are locked in an endless and vicious struggle for supremacy and now the peace that reigned while the moon was colonised is breaking down. Which of the scions of the dragons will gain supremacy? Or will the moon, with its harsh vacuum, it’s freezing dark and blazing, irradiated light be the final winner?
‘Game of Thrones on the moon. An epic saga of industrial dynasties vying for power in the harshest environment possible’ Peter F. Hamilton
‘Smashing stuff, and one to keep you gripped on long journeys’ Starburst
Crowfall, Ed McDonald:
Crowfall is a gritty epic fantasy for fans of Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch and Daniel Polansky.
A sorcerous cataclysm has hit the Range, the final defensive line between the Republic and the immortal Deep Kings.
Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the Republic, lies broken. The Blackwing captains who serve them are being picked off one by one, and even immortals have learned what it means to die. Meanwhile the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war.
Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all.
He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. It has grown within him – changed him – but all power comes with a price, and now the ghosts of his past, formerly confined to the Misery, walk with him everywhere.
They will even follow him, and the few surviving Blackwing captains, on one final mission into the darkness.
You think you know Misery? You’ve not seen anything yet . . .
‘Dark, twisty and excellent . . . Grimdark with heart’ Mark Lawrence