Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. I work part-time for the Vatican Shepherds, hunting monsters for them, but you won't find me in the pews on Sundays.
Not really my thing. But when my boss is injured by a werewolf, it's time for me to put my big girl pants on. Because the Spear of Longinus - the one that allegedly stabbed Jesus on the Cross - has surfaced, and it's going up for auction. The Witch's Reign Those lovely beasts derive their power directly from their mistress and just happen to kill any who cross their paths. To get there, you first must pass through the Dragon's Ground. Full of, you guessed it, dragons who for the record, also do not like trespassers. Sounds like a fun place to go, doesn't it? Yeah, not so much.
In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God. But when he saves a beatiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires and were-weasels and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her overprotective vampire mother! Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig. It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview - to see if I'd mesh with their "special" clientele.
I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That's the definition of fitting in, right? I expected to get thrown out on my ass. Instead, they It turns out this place isn't a bar. It's a guild. It has been three years since the Destroyer sundered our world.
The land is longer whole, but broken into pieces, most technology gone, and the continents shattered into an unrecognizable place. New monsters have risen from the depths, adding danger on top of danger. Through it all, the humans fight to survive as they compete not only with the supernaturals for food and resources, but their own kind as well. And me? The caravans of humans I pass - they look to me to save them.
Only I am not the witch I once was. Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled.
Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you. MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so.
In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.
All those men are the same: scarred, homeless, and broken…just like Ofelia. She takes off her clothes, takes their money, and wipes them from her memory instantly. But Trouble is different. In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary neo-mage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans.
When her ex-husband is kidnapped, Thorn must risk revealing her true identity to save him. Marith has been a sellsword, a prince, a murderer, a demon, and dead. But something keeps bringing him back to life, and now there is nothing stopping him from taking back the throne that is rightfully his.
His left hand and his last source of light, Thalia still believes that the power that lies within him can be used for better ends. Release date : 31st May, Harper Voyager. Release date : 3rd July, Orbit. This volume will have it all: action, intrigue and a climax that will upend everything that has come before. The country is in turmoil. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him.
Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. A city threatened by unimaginable horrors must trust their most hated outcast, or lose everything, in this crushing epic fantasy debut.
After ten years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magus Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the mageocracy who rule the city. He failed. Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut.
Now nothing will stop him from finding the murderer. Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods — Walker will burn them all if he has to.
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What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so long as you could afford to pay the fee assigned to that crime? Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. Release date : 22nd May, Orbit. Release date : April, The Neon Boneyard promises a whole lot with regards to family reunions, magical revelations and mayhem of the visceral kind.
Considering that he has written 15 books and a novella, you can imagine my lust for it. Focussing on black magic, dimension-hopping witches, eldritch horror and more, this book is perhaps the one that I want to get my hands on the most in the first quarter of First in a brand new series from the hugely successful author of the five-book Fatemarked Epic.
Release date : 31st May Unsure who will kill him first—his allies, his enemies, or the demons he has to use to wield magick—Cade fights his way through occupied Europe and enemy lines. Release date : 30th January, Tor Books. The battle for the city is over, but the aftermath of a revolution is never simple…. Sarine begins to experience visions, ones which make her dragon familiar sicker every day. Erris pushes toward conquest and the need to expand her territory and restore her power.
Faced with the threat of a return to the days of darkness, the heroes begin to understand the depth of the sacrifices required from them. Release date : 1st May, Orbit. The first in a brand new trilogy. An inexperienced grifter. An obsolete spaceship. And against them, the might of the Grand Fleet. Orry might just be in over her head…. Release date : 14th June, Jo Fletcher Books. Release date : July 10, Ryhalt Galharrow is a blackwing—a bounty hunter who seeks out and turns over any man, woman, or child who has been compromised by the immortals known as the Deep Kings.
Four years have passed since he helped drive the Deep Kings back across the Misery. But new and darker forces are rising against the republic…. Release date : 14th June, Gollancz. Determined to escape her old life, misfit and student geologist Hallie packs up her life in England and heads to Paris. Here she meets Gabriela, a bartender who guides her through this strange nocturnal world, and begins to find a new family.
Then Hallie discovers a time portal located in the keg room. Release date : February, Solaris. Release date : 26th July, Gollancz. After months of travel, Anna Kubrick finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist-in-residence. Throwing herself into her work, she tries her best to fit in with the team.
But in her new room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note written in her own handwriting, warning her not to trust the colony psychologist. She unpacks her wedding ring, only to find it has been replaced by a fake. Is she caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy, or is she actually losing her mind? Regardless of what horrors she might discover, or what they might do to her sanity, Anna has find the truth before her own mind destroys her.
Release date : 17th April, Ace. He has one goal. To find the girl with a Voice like his own. She has no one to defend her now. The hunt is on.
Crafty Games. We need it! She is in a crumbling crapmansion with nearly all of the children along with also a bemused spouse. Pippa DaCosta. One thousand years before the story begins, the ruler of the Final Empire, the Lord Ruler, gained access to a divine power at what is called the "Well of Ascension", where he is rumored to have defeated the unknown danger called the "Deepness". Monique Martin. Oct 22, Denise rated it it was amazing.
But in an Inn by the sea, a boy with no tongue and no Voice gathers his warriors. Albus must find Lacey … before the Other does. And finish the work his sister, Ruby began. And on. Release date : 31st May, Headline. Kate has come a long way from her origins as a loner taking care of paranormal problems in post-Shift Atlanta. But her magic is too strong for the power players of the world to let her be. Kate and her father, Roland, currently have an uneasy truce, but when he starts testing her defenses again, she knows that sooner or later, a confrontation is inevitable.
The Witch Oracle has begun seeing visions of blood, fire, and human bones. Kate Daniels sees no other choice but to combine forces with the unlikeliest of allies. She knows betrayal is inevitable. She knows she may not survive the coming battle. But she has to try. Release date : 8th May, Ace. In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City a warped version of s Chicago , progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden.
Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl — stylish, educated and independent — keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother. Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer — even if it means revealing the grim source of her occult powers.
Release date : 6th February, Angry Robot. Clues point him deeper into an unfolding story infesting its participants as reality blurs between place and genre. Only one man can hope to put it all back together into some kind of order, enough that lives can be saved… That man is Nyquist, and he is lost. Release date : 3rd April, Angry Robot. Tormalin the Oathless and the Fell-Witch Noon have their hands full dealing with the first war-beasts to be born in Ebora for nearly three hundred years.
But these are not the great mythological warriors of old; hatched too early and with no link to their past lives, the war-beasts have no memory of the many battles they have fought and won, and no concept of how they can possibly do it again. The key to uniting them, according to the scholar Vintage, may lie in a part of Sarn no one really believes exists, but finding it will mean a dangerous journey at a time of war….
Something terrifying is growing up there, in the heart of the Behemoth, and the people of Sarn will have no defence against these new monsters. Release date : 8th March, Headline. The Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels, burst into the Banished Lands over a hundred and thirty years ago.
They were in pursuit of their eternal enemy, the Kadoshim demon-horde. On that day a great battle was fought, the Ben-Elim and Kadoshim joined by allies from the races of both men and giants, and a great victory was won. Now much of the Banished Lands is ruled by the Ben-Elim, who have made this world their home, extending their influence and power as they swallow ancient kingdoms into the protective grasp of their ever-extending borders. But peace is fragile within the realm and the Kadoshim that remain are now amassing on the edges of the empire….
Release date : 9th January, Pan. Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Is it an accident or murder? Release date : 17th April, Tor Books. Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs.
But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. On the heels of the ultimate betrayal, Jackal must scramble to stop a devastating invasion—even as he wonders where his true loyalties lie. Release date : 19th June, Crown Publishing. Release date: Orbit. What comes from said master involving another guild altogether? War, plain and simple, although the resulting conflict is anything but.
From gargantuan scale-suspended land-masses to leagues of caravan paths across plateaus and passes, Brisance crumbles into disarray and a single name is whispered on the lips of many: Dignaaln, emissary. Release date : 10th February, The sequel to The Last Namsara. This series is an understated one and definitely deserves more eyeballs on it. The shining jewel and legacy of the War of the Wolves that nearly tore her nation apart, her marriage to the Ikessar heir, Rayyel, spoke of peaceful days to come.
But all storybooks must end. Rayyel suddenly left the night before they were to be crowned, leaving the land as divided as before. With betrayals in every twist and turn, she is forced to enlist the help of a con-artist to survive and save her husband from the clutches of those who would seek to use him for their gain…if he would let her. Release date: 29th January, In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe.
But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.
As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she has sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pull of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.
It has a dark past — one in which a number of humans were killed. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Release date : 8th May, Tor. Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war.
But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, and she is ready to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruction. Amalia and Zaira must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have, to sway Vaskandar from war. Or else it will all come down to swords and fire.
Release date : 19th April, Orbit.