Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter V. Brett
Publisher: Del Rey (2013, Feb 12th).
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, Peter V. Brett surged to the front rank of contemporary fantasy, standing alongside giants in the field such as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Terry Brooks. The Daylight War, the eagerly anticipated third volume in Brett’s internationally bestselling Demon Cycle, continues the epic tale of humanity’s last stand against an army of demons that rise each night to prey on mankind. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all. Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more—the Warded Man, tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Angie Sage
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (2013, Apr 16th).
Favorite characters return in this stunning seventh and final book in Angie Sage's New York Times bestselling magykal series: ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, Alchemist Marcellus Pye, and of course Septimus Heap, Jenna, Beetle, Simon, Lucy, and the rest of the Heap gang.Jenna will soon be Queen and Beetle is now Chief Hermetic Scribe. Septimus, however, must rid the Castle of the Darke Domaine by destroying the Two-Faced Ring. His skills in both Magyk and Physik will be tested, as will his loyalties.Filled with Angie Sage's characteristic humor and heart, Fyre is a grand finale that is fantasy adventure at its best. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Scott Peterson
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Stone Arch Books (2012, Aug 1st).
The JOKER has created a nasty videogame virus, an electronic version of his JOKER VENOM. If BATMAN can’t get gamers to put down their handheld gaming devices, JOKER will soon have an army of obedient JOKER-zombies at his command. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Putnam Adult (2013, Apr 23rd).
Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret missionand with a secret pastand she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy balland then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . . Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Regina Doman
Publisher: Regina Doman (2010, May 10th).
When his computer hacker dad discovers a secret website, Alex O'Donnell and his girlfriend Kateri become embroiled in a mystery that leads to sudden wealth, and murder. A modern retelling of the classic Arabian Nights tale "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: C. J. Cherryh
Publisher: DAW Hardcover (2013, Apr 2nd).
It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay. But there's far a darker business going on in the background--a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him. For safety reasons, Tabini wants Bren and Ilisidi to take charge of Cajeiri, and protect him and his young guests. They themselves are very likely targets of whatever's going on, no question of it. So is Cajeiri. But having the targets separated and contained is an advantage. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Karen Lord
Publisher: Del Rey (2013, Feb 12th).
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEEDKaren Lord’s debut novel, the multiple-award-winning Redemption in Indigo, announced the appearance of a major new talent—a strong, brilliantly innovative voice fusing Caribbean storytelling traditions and speculative fiction with subversive wit and incisive intellect. Compared by critics to such heavyweights as Nalo Hopkinson, China Miéville, and Ursula K. Le Guin, Lord does indeed belong in such select company—yet, like them, she boldly blazes her own trail. Now Lord returns with a second novel that exceeds the promise of her first. The Best of All Possible Worlds is a stunning science fiction epic that is also a beautifully wrought, deeply moving love story. A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Evie Manieri
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (2013, Feb 19th).
Rising from their sea-torn ships like vengeful, pale phantoms, the Norlanders laidwaste to the Shadar under cover of darkness. They forced the once-peacefulfisher folk into slavery and forged an alliance with their former trading partners,the desert-dwelling Nomas tribe, cutting off any hope of salvation.Now, two decades after the invasion, a rebellion gathers strength in the darkcorridors of the city. A small faction of Shadari have hired the Mongrel, aninfamous mercenary, to aid their fledgling uprising--but with her own shadowyties to the region, she is a frighteningly volatile ally. Has she really come to lead arevolution, or for a more sinister purpose all her own? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Steven Gould
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (2013, Jan 15th).
Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents’ arms. She’s teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she’s never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Higgins
Publisher: Orbit (2013, Mar 26th).
Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist --- and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown insurgents with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability