Self Published Fantasy Releases – April 2020
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As always, this is not a comprehensive list, but only includes all the books I have heard about so far.
If you have a fantasy novel you are self publishing in February or beyond, let me know either in the comments, or by emailing me, and I shall add it to the page. There are but 3 requirements:
1) It must be a self published fantasy novel.
2) It must have a Goodreads page.
3) It must have a cover.
27th March – Wynter’s Edge by Lucas Pederson
In an age where nanobots (nites) take the form of mythical creatures like dragons and become the scourge of the world, only a sacred few rise out of the shadows to battle them. Technosorcerers. Warrior sorcerers wielding the only weapons and spells able to take down a nite creation.
Wynter is one of the best technosorcerers in the world and when someone needs a nite creation taken out, she’s the one they call. But when a powerful, yet shady group called the psychonauts kidnap her daughter they give her a choice.
Kill the President of the United States, or her daughter dies.
The President is no longer the President, they claim, but a nite creation and Wynter must stop the nites before they fully infiltrate the Government and spread. But nothing is what it seems. Darkness strangles the light, giving way to Wynter’s greatest foe.
And, perhaps, her final battle.
30th March – Along the Razor’s Edge (The War Eternal #1) by Rob J. Hayes
No one escapes the Pit.
At just fifteen Eskara Helsene fought in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Fought and lost. There is only one place her enemies would send a Sourcerer as powerful as her, the Pit, a prison sunk so deep into the earth the sun is a distant memory. Now she finds herself stripped of her magic; a young girl surrounded by thieves, murderers, and worse. In order to survive she will need to find new allies, play the inmates against each other, and find a way out.
Her enemies will soon find Eskara is not so easily broken.
31st March – The Pursuit of Wolves (The Nine Fold Gate #2) by Michael S. Evans
The dead god Gilliath has returned, and is searching the world for the remaining parts of his scattered soul. Tasked by the goddess of death to stop him, Brennus, Iordanis, Ravenna and Connor must first find him, then learn how to contain him. But other powers are moving across the world and soon the specter of war begins to rise.Across the world armies are marching and chaos is coming and everything we think we know is proving to be false.
In Carcamesh, the safest city in the world, Connor begins a quest to understand why the lore of magic is wrong. What starts as a simple question pulls his family into a battle with an ancient and evil corruption that lurks at the heart of the society of mages.
Ravenna returns to the Secret City to warn the soul keepers of the return of Gilliath. She discovers that a fragment of the gods scattered soul hidden within the city for thousands of years, has been released. She alone can prevent it’s escape into the world.
In Ashay, the Emperor and the all powerful Temple of Aiasier begin a crusade that could see the cult of the sun god burn all other faiths from the face of the world.
And in T’eag, Graise seeks to consolidate her hold on the throne and Snee, Iordanis, Baelon and Twizzle must find a way to steal back the Soul Blade and kill the avatar queen.
Meanwhile in the hill town of Keller, Harlon, the reluctant harbinger of the wolven, must select just one person who will be allowed to survive the wolven moon.
1st April – Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path #1) by Michael R. Fletcher
A broken man, Khraen awakens alone and lost. His stone heart has been shattered, littered across the world. With each piece, he regains some small shard of the man he once was.
He follows the trail, fragment by fragment, remembering his terrible past.
There was a woman.
There was a sword.
There was an end to sorrow.
Khraen walks the obsidian path.
1st April – A King of Mask & Magic (A Tale of Stars and Shadow #3) by Lisa Cassidy
A storm is coming…
The Shadowhawk has been unmasked to those he trusts most. Montagn, the most powerful empire in the world, prepares for invasion. And back in the tangled alleys and dark streets of Dock City, Vengeance lurks.
Badly injured after the ambush that nearly claimed his life, Cuinn Acondor is recovering in the Twin Thrones, determined to grow strong so that he can go home and do more. Be more. Find a way to make a better country for his people. Talyn Dynan, reeling from the news that Montagn has been using Vengeance as a tool to undermine Mithranar from within, has a single purpose… return and raze them to the ground.
But Vengeance isn’t their only enemy. The prince of night grows stronger, his grip on power in Mithranar tightening. A deadly strike to the heart of the Dumnorix family reveals a greater threat than anyone realised.
And when a dangerous revelation sends shockwaves through Mithranan society, Cuinn and Talyn must stand together and fight, or risk losing everything they love.
3rd April – The Vanguards of Scion Part 1: The Servant’s Blade by Michael Thorn
A mysterious being enters the East Realm continent from another dimension and injects unworldly magic into unlikely souls across the world. Chaos follows and the lives of these souls are forever changed.
The Vanguards of Scion is a violent tale of five eccentric characters from different parts of The East Realm, an ex-knight, a rogue assassin, a witch, an alchemist & a huntress. All 5 begin on separate paths across the world but their fates collide as some are visited by a being from another world & each given unthinkable powers as in exchange for servitude as vanguards to the King of Scion.
6th April – The Last March (The Silent Champions #6) by Andy Peloquin
Sergeant Koltun and his Screaming Howlers should never have been caught up in the desperate battle to defend Highcliff Motte from a horde of Eirdkilrs. But with so few Legionnaires against so many barbarians, they couldn’t simply ride away and leave their fellow soldiers to die.
Outnumbered, cut off from reinforcements, with no chance of victory, their only hope is to embark on one last march…every step a fight to survive.
6th April – Forged in Shadow (The War of the Nine Faerie Realms #1) by Megan Haskell
In the chaos of war, not all heroes shine. Some must rise from shadows to claim the light.
As the youngest son of the greatest smith of the fae, Curuthannor should be aspiring to the forge. Instead, he would rather wield a blade than craft one. When the high elf king commissions a powerful enchanted sword requiring iron found only in the subterranean goblin mines of the Shadow Realm, Curuthannor seizes the opportunity to earn a place in the smithy that doesn’t require a hammer. But when dark elf treachery interferes, the lives of his entire family could be at risk…for the high elf king is unmerciful and will not suffer disobedience.
Especially from his own daughter.
Lhéwen is honored to be the only handmaiden selected to attend the high elf princess on what she believes is a diplomatic delegation to the dark elf king. She doesn’t realize it could be a one-way trip. While the princess forges an escape from her father’s ruthless will, Lhéwen is trapped in a foreign land. Betrayed and alone, Lhéwen discovers it is her own quiet power that may free—or doom—them all.
For when the pen fails, the sword will take its place.
7th April – Wings of the Storm (A Tale of Bone and Steel #3) by Kirk Dougal
War has been unleashed…
Blood and destruction have spread over the lands from the Windward Sea to the Luhlaza Ocean. At every step, the dead emperor’s forces take cities, dethrone kings and queens, and leave death in their wake.
Keely Staghorn has been swept up in the rising war. She took the dragon eye test and passed, proving herself powerful enough to be named the Matra, the mother of the resurrected emperor. Keely feels herself being trapped by the events swirling around her and, despite her abilities, she feels hopeless to escape.
Gera and his Draig D’Alikar brothers are the only thing standing between the people and everlasting defeat. But at every turn, they are met by overwhelming forces. Even as Gera embraces his saca, leading his few allies to battle victories, they continue to lose the war. Their slim hopes rest on the power still living in their dragon bone weapons and the prophetic ramblings of a mad man one thousand years earlier.
Yet, one question no one appears able to answer is why Emperor Abaddon wanted to destroy the kingdoms in the first place.
10th April – Acolyte’s Underworld (Resonant Saga #4) by Levi Jacobs
Every power has its price.
When Ella and Tai earned the power of a god, she thought they were finally safe–until another god started trying to take it from them. To defeat him she must go empty-handed and undercover in his own city–the same city she fled years ago. To succeed she’ll first have to defeat the ghosts of her past.
Some prices cannot be paid in coin.
Duped into killing an innocent man, Marea Fetterwel returns to the same city to make it right and take control of her life–only to find she cannot fix her mistakes, her family no longer wants her, and even her friends are abandoning her. A stranger there offers her the power to change all that–for a price.
12th April – Voice of War by Zack Argyle
Chrys Valerian is a threadweaver, a high general, and soon-to-be father. But to the people of Alchea, he is the Apogee—the man who won the war.
When a stranger’s prophecy foretells danger to Chrys’ child, he must do everything in his power to protect his family—even if the most dangerous enemy is the voice in his own head.
To the west, a sheltered girl seeks to find her place in the world.
To the south, a young man’s life changes after he dies.
Together, they will change the world—whether they intend to or not.
14th April – The World Maker Parable by Luke Tarzian
Guilt will always call you back…
Rhona is a faithful servant of the country Jemoon and a woman in love. Everything changes when her beloved sets the ravenous Vulture goddess loose upon the land. Forced to execute the woman she loves for committing treason, Rhona discovers a profound correlation between morality and truth. A connection that might save her people or annihilate them all.
You are a lie…
Varesh Lum-tale is many things, most of all a genocidal liar. A falsity searching for the Phoenix goddess whom he believes can help him rectify his atrocities. Such an undertaking is an arduous one for a man with missing memories and a conscience set on rending him from inside out. A man whose journey leads to Hang-Dead Forest and a meeting with a Vulture goddess who is not entirely as she seems.
15th April – Wrath of Madness (The Madness Wars #2) by Jesse Teller
The militant forces of Drine march across Tienne, destroying and enslaving all they face. As the last few nobles struggle to organize a resistance, a rich network of merchants declares themselves rulers of Tienne. Warlord Rextur finally catches up with Peter Redfist and his refugee forces to clash in devastating battle. Who will be left to pick up the pieces? Does the ancient nation of Tienne have any hope of survival?
17th April – The Missing Shield (The Veil Keepers Quest #1) by L.L. Thomsen
Nine realms. One quest.
When the immortal Guardians of Dallancea are called to protect the nine realms against the Creator’s first race, the chaos-driven self-styled gods, the first thing that greets them is the aftermath of the near-disaster that almost cost them – and the world – the ultimate price. But what could possibly have driven one of their own to commit the very act of treason that almost spelt the end?
To Malandar Denarlin, the Guardian Commander, there is no logical reason why his former friend and ally would have broken Oath to aid a common enemy thus. Yet, the evidence is lacking and leads to only one conclusion: that the betrayal – and subsequent sabotage – was a deliberate act.
Or was it?
22nd April – Under Ordshaw (AUDIOBOOK) by Phil Williams
Welcome to Ordshaw. Don’t look down.
Pax is one rent cheque away from the unforgiving streets of Ordshaw. After her stash is stolen, her hunt for the thief unearths a book of nightmares and a string of killers, and she stands to lose much more than her home.
There’s something lurking under her city.
Knowing it’s there could get you killed.
28th April – The Lessons Never Learned (The War Eternal #2) by Rob J. Hayes
I am the weapon.
Eskara is free of the Pit, but far from safe. She is beset by the ghosts of those she has killed, and plagued by the ancient horror that possesses her. Enemies dog her heels, determined to see the last Orran Sourcerer dead. Worse still, there is new player in the game, one far more dangerous than anything she has faced before.
But there is one place that might offer her both the safety she needs to survive, and the power she needs to strike back; Ro’shan, the flying home of a God.
Eska will soon learn that all power comes with a cost, and some prices are too high.
28th April – Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn
From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.
What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths his father has kept hidden. In his hands lies a decision that will determine the fate of everyone he loves—and impact the lives of every person in Shine Territory.
The daughter of an infamous saboteur and outlaw, Cassandra has her own dangerous secrets to protect. When the lives of those she loves are threatened, she realizes that she is uniquely placed to change the balance of power in Shine Territory once and for all.
Secrets breed more secrets. Somehow, Arlen and Cassandra must find their own truths in the middle of a garden of lies.
30th April – A Dark Inheritance (Hollow Fate #1) by Todd Herzman
Their parents are long dead. They were never told of the power that runs in their family. Nor the dangers that power could lure toward them…
Ruben is a prisoner. His captor, a blood mage, commands loyalty with an unbreakable bond. As Ruben tries to resist the blood mage’s pull, he realises he has a power of his own. His desire to become stronger takes him to dark places, driving him to do even darker things. If he can gain his freedom, will he be able to return to the life he once knew, after all he has done?
When Ella’s brother Ruben is kidnapped, she vows to rescue him. But Ella’s never left her village, never swung a sword. On her journey, she finds a courage she never knew she had. And something else—a strength deep within. An Affinity for magic she yearns to understand. While her newfound power buoys her confidence, the discovery of who holds her brother captive makes her wonder if it will be enough.
Marius, his brother and sister gone, doesn’t know what to do with himself. Until a Tahali monk, a man who can move things with his mind and heal with a touch, comes to town. When the monk discovers Marius’s powers—powers Marius never knew he had—he offers him the chance to become an apprentice. But the road to the Tahali mountains is no longer safe, and a dark evil hounds them on their way.
Space for more…