Self Published Fantasy Releases – April 2021
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26th March – Aofie’s Quest (Gods &Goddesses of Labraid #1) by Angela J. Ford
A warrior princess with a dire future embarks on a perilous quest to regain her fallen kingdom.
Eighteen-year-old Aofie’s Mor is an outcast princess, hiding in the sacred forest of the centaurs. She’s spent her life training for one purpose: to take back her kingdom from the angel of death.
When she comes of age, the centaurs prepare her to reunite with the humans. However, on the morning of her departure, she learns a horrific truth that leaves her questioning her true identity.
Frustrated, but taught not to question the will of the gods, Aofie travels deep into perilous lands in search of her birth mother. Along the way she accidentally frees a dangerous goddess, befriends a mysterious iceman, and meets a magic-wielding nymph.
But threads of betrayal and corruption run deeper than Aofie imagined. As she faces trials and tribulations, she begins to question everything she’s assumed to be true. Caught in the ultimate war between good and evil, Aofie must make a choice about her future.
Will she have the strength and courage to take back her kingdom? Or will she turn her back on fate and choose her own destiny?
26th March – The Last Days of Earth by Andrew Hindle
Not lightly does one kill a God. There is always a price to pay. There is always an equal and opposite reaction, whether you speak of the most basic principles of physics or stalk the lofty halls of deicide leaving footprints of ichor. And so it was with Earth, which gasped its last in the estimated Eleventh Century after the Fall; called the 1322nd year ExE by the elders; called 3700 AD by the truly ancient.
And the last remnants of humanity, those left behind, those who had deserted the sinking ship, all came away from it with their own stories. These stories formed the tapestry that was to become known as the Wild Empire of humankind.
All of these groups were mostly wrong, and they all spent most of their time trying to kill each other anyway.
This story is the true account of the Last Days of Earth, and the culmination of events set in motion in Bad Cow and Greyblade.
30th March – Wizardoms: Legend of the Sky Sword by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
A terrifying prophecy. A royal abduction. The desperate search for a legendary blade.
The Seers are blind to prophecy, or so it seems until a nightmarish vision shocks everyone. A darkness comes. Should it claim the elves, it will advance until it consumes the southern wizardoms.
To stave off impending doom, misfit heroes embark on a quest for magical sword not seen in millennia.
The newborn princess of Pallanar is abducted, triggering a desperate search. Her wizard father will do anything to rescue her. Who is behind it and what will his efforts cost?
Toppled thrones send two wizardoms into chaos. The ambitious strive to claim power while new gods rise to replace the old. What can it all mean?
30th March – Disruption of the Planes (The Flow of Blood & Fealty #2) by Michael E. Thom
This story picks up where The Vanguards of Scion ended introducing a few new characters and keeping some previous ones. Here we witness the beginning of a world coming undone and an invasion of beasts and creatures and armies from multiple worlds colliding. A dark epic fantasy with twisted magic, blood-lusty killers and cruel tyrants.
30th March – Breach of Peace by Daniel B. Greene
When an imperial family is found butchered, Officers of God are called to investigate. Evidence points to a rebel group trying to stab fear into the very heart of the empire. Inspector Khlid begins a harrowing hunt for those responsible, but when a larger conspiracy comes to light, she struggles to trust even the officers around her.
30th March – A Hidden Burrow Near Barcombe (The Dryad’s Crown #2) by David Hopkins
Silbrey and her family seek refuge in a farmhouse nestled next to a dark forest. Somewhere among the trees hides the answers to Silbrey’s past.
As the snow melts, yielding to the wet chill of an early spring, Silbrey’s children venture from the farm to explore their surroundings. Her daughter Gydan hears voices begging for help, luring them deeper into the woods. They meet a peculiar neighbor, a war mage who once served Kret Bonebreaker during the War of the Hounds.
The War of the Hounds, which tore apart the region so long ago, may not be over—and all of Amon is at risk. No place is safe for Silbrey and her family in this startling continuation of the epic ten-part novella series about a woman with a strange connection to the natural world.
31st March – Sylvan Valley Aflame (The Holly Sisters #3) by Jonathan Pembroke
Her sister is gone and her lover maimed. The Faery Gang stands on the brink of failure. And yet, Sydney’s greatest challenges are still to come.
With Marla in self-imposed exile, Sydney desperately tries to rally the gang in the face of their troubles. New enemies emerge alongside the old, hatching plots and schemes. The gang find themselves under attack and are drawn into confrontation with the Nightshade and his allies, before catastrophe strikes. Riven with guilt and self-doubt, Sydney leads her friends into a desperate war to rescue all they hold dear.
And through it all, Sylvan Valley burns.
Lives will be lost. Trusts will be broken. Friendships will be shattered. And in the midst of the chaos, Sydney will come face to face with the one thing she’s sought since leaving home.
1st April – The Conjuring of Zoth-Avarex: The Self-Proclaimed Greatest Dragon in the Multiverse by K.R.R. Lockhaven
Kept hidden by the United States government for decades, the Site is a place where magic is real. But that doesn’t mean that everything happening there is sparkly. Soul-sucking policies and layers of stifling bureaucracy threaten to take all the fun out of magic.
Harris, a newbie Conjurer, starts his first day of work at the Site bursting with excitement: he’s been brought on for an extremely big project happening the very next day. In a triumph over its habitual inefficiency, the Site manages to carry out its plan and conjure an actual dragon to be used by the military.
The dragon (Zoth-Avarex, the self-proclaimed greatest dragon in the multiverse) immediately eats the person next to him, snatches a “princess” from the ranks of the Conjuring Department, and flies away to the Space Needle. There he manipulates the media, outwits the Site’s bumbling management, demands sixty-three billion dollars’ worth of treasure (because Smaug was said to have had sixty-two billion in his hoard), threatens to destroy the city—and installs a couple of food trucks.
1st April – Remove the Shroud (The King’s Ranger #3) by A.C. Cobble
A ranger’s duty. The rotten heart of a king. Rebellion spilled from the blood of family.
Having fled Spinesend following a calamitous encounter atop one of the city’s towers, Rew and his companions face a long journey across a dangerous land to the city of Carff, the seat of Prince Valchon. The treacherous spellcaster Alsayer fled there, along with Kallie Fedgley, but finding them without attracting the murderous gaze of the prince might be impossible.
During the journey, Rew and the others uncover sadistic plots by the princes against each other, and they garner the attention of the king himself. The younglings must sharpen their skills for what is to come, and Rew must command the courage to finally face his past.
4th April – Stones of Light (Threadlight #2) by Zack Argyle
The coreseal is shattered and a new darkness is coming.
Chrys swore to never again let the Apogee take control but, in a moment of desperation, he gave in. Now, he will learn what the Apogee truly wants.
In Alchea, Laurel will do anything to get her threadlight back, even if it means working for the leader of the Bloodthieves. But she has no choice…a life without threadlight is no life at all.
To the west, Alverax travels with the Zeda people to the large port city of Felia, where they seek refuge after the fires in the Fairenwild. But he shattered the coreseal, and no one quite knows what the consequences will be. They only know it won’t be good.
Together, they doomed the world…now, they must save it.
6th April – Bloodline (Cradle #9) by Will Wight
It’s time to go back home.
In the years since Lindon left Sacred Valley, he has attained power beyond anything his family thought possible. Now he’ll have to put those powers to the test, because a Dreadgod is on its way.
Lindon and his allies set out to evacuate the valley before the arrival of the Wandering Titan, but their sacred arts are weakened by an ancient curse. They’ll have to persuade the squabbling inhabitants of Sacred Valley to leave behind their home and set off into the outside world.
But it has been a long time since Lindon left, and more has changed than he realized.
He has always sought power to save his family…but now he might be too late.
6th April – Eulogy for the Dawn (Wrathlore #1) by Jeramy Goble
Domaren constructs peace using his tools of war. He is a silencer of rebellions and a butcher of tyrants. To some, he is a champion defender. To others, he is a merciless eradicator. Together with his fellow Godknights, Domaren wields might and magic to carry out the will of the creators.
But the creators have suddenly gone silent.
As the last living Godknight present during the ancient rebellion known as Wrathlore, Domaren must rise above suspicions of deceit, faltering powers, and a world erupting in chaos if he hopes to learn the fate of the missing creators.
8th April – Emergency Shift (The Full Moon Medic #1) by Daniel Potter
Never promise a fey anything.
With magic leaking back into our world, working the nightshift as a paramedic comes with danger. But I handle it. I’ve got a shotgun for the zombies and my lycanthropic rage hasn’t escaped my apartment. Life is normal-ish. All that changes when I’m called to help a dying fey knight and I make a promise.
There’s a little girl with big eyes and a heart-rending sniffle. I can’t say no. Of course she’s not human. She’s their key to opening the long-closed gates and feasting on humanity.
Now an entire world I know nothing about is trying to kill me. And if I don’t protect her, the teeth around my heart will finish the job. If I learn fast and bargain the right parts of my soul, the girl and I might make it out alive. Otherwise the cruelest winter will freeze everyone solid.
9th April – Chaos Rising (The Nine World Chronicles #2) by Lyra Wolf
Let’s start Ragnarok, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
Nothing pisses off a trickster god more than being imprisoned for five hundred years and not being able to annoy Thor. There are other reasons, secrets, and promises behind Loki’s rage, but that’s for Loki to know and the gods to find out—preferably painfully.
When the chance to start Ragnarok presents itself, Loki feels the apocalypse is as good a way as any to burn Asgard to the ground. And, it is, until the gods reveal their own teensy, tiny little surprise for Loki.
Suddenly, Loki has every reason in the worlds to stop them from ending. But this is Ragnarok, and one does not simply stop the apocalypse.
Chaos is all well and good, so long as Loki is in charge of it. Except chaos isn’t about to start taking orders from anyone, not even the god of pot-stirring himself, and it has a universe to destroy…
9th April – Dances of Deception RE-RELEASE (The Dragon Songs Saga #3) by J.C. Kang
The world knows Kaiya as the Dragon Charmer.
After vanquishing the Last Dragon with the power of her voice, all she wants is to return to a quiet life of anonymity. Instead, the Emperor tasks her with an onerous task: negotiating with the aggressive Teleri Empire for the extradition of her cousin, who tried to murder the imperial family and usurp the Dragon Throne.
The mission reunites her with her childhood friend Tian, now an assassin-spy who loathes killing. He is no longer the adorable, gullible boy from her memories, any more than she is the adventurous, sweet girl from his. Instead of rekindling nostalgia for a youthful innocence they both yearn for, their reunion ignites a mutual hatred.
When the Teleri Empire breaks off negotiations, Tian must help Kaiya escape. Orcs, Ogres, and enemy soldiers stand between them and home, and their volatile relationship could get them captured… or killed.
13th April – Coven of Shadows (The Soul’s Abyss #2) by S.C. Gowland
Everything they fought for was a lie.
The Otan have returned and must be stopped, or darkness will fall over the land of Thura once again.
Kaoldan and his Walkers must find missing pieces of the Dark Crown to prevent the fulfilment of this evil prophecy.
Can Kaoldan fight against his past, to fight for his future? Souls have been lost, the sacred order of Walkers has fractured, and his world shattered. But can Kaoldan tell friend from foe, as the battle lines are drawn? Kaoldan must discover the truth to free himself from the past.
Romina must fight to suppress the shadows. Darkness surrounds her, every day a new nightmare. She must trust her strength, find allies amongst her captors, trust her power and her judgement to free herself and save her life. Can anyone in the Coven of Shadows be trusted?
14th April – The Siege of Skyhold (Mage Errant #5) by John Bierce
The Havath Dominion is marching to war.
Humiliated in the ruins of Imperial Ithos, the Exile Splinter stolen from their grasp by the ancient sphinx Kanderon Crux, Havath’s Duarchs have assembled an army that dwarfs the entire population of Skyhold. Led by their Great Powers, monsters and mages individually capable of leveling a city, they pose a threat that even Kanderon, one of the mightiest of Great Powers, and her equally monstrous allies might be unable to stop.
As the Havathi forces push closer and closer to Skyhold, Hugh and his friends train relentlessly, hoping to make a difference in the oncoming siege. While they venture into dangerous realms of untested experimental magic, though, they’re already caught up in currents far beyond their control.
Once you’re a pawn in the games of the Great Powers, there’s no escape.
15th April – Fate of Madness (The Madness Wars #4) by Jesse Teller
Drine gains momentum as Rextur continues his march, yet he knows Tienne rallies forces in its final moments. To secure the west, Rextur must siege the city of his father. A city he was cast from. An upbringing he was denied. He must stay focused to succeed in his lifequest. This war he was raised to win, a fate designed for destruction.
16th April – She Dreams in Blood (The Obsidian Path #2) by Michael R. Fletcher
Drawn by the shards of his obsidian heart, Khraen follows the path south. The islands, largely ignored by the Wizard’s Guild, have become a refuge for the unwanted of the world. Necromancers and sorcerers rule warring tribes haunted by the ghosts of savage and primal gods.
With each fragment Khraen discovers more of the man he was.
There was an Empire.
There was a god.
And she dreamed in blood.
19th April – Whispers of Ruin RE-RELEASE (The Famine Cycle #1) by J.D.L. Rosell
Every secret has its price. When a seller of secrets is caught in a deadly conspiracy, she’ll discover how high a price she’s willing to pay to uncover the truth…
Among the unsavory streets of Oedija, Airene and her unorthodox companions scrape a living as Finches, exposing lies and scandals for a scant profit.
When Oedija’s monarch dies suspiciously, Airene sees her chance to earn more than the next meal. Though her quest might prove fruitless, she risks everything to learn the story behind his death in the hopes of making her fame and fortune.
But the ruler’s death is just the first piece of the puzzle. Magic, long forbidden, reemerges in the face of revolution. War looms on the horizon. Ancient spirits awaken, hungry after their long slumber.
And the secrets Airene reveals threaten to consume their world…
21st April – Idols Fall (Iconoclasts #3) by Mike Shel
“AT LONG LAST, EVEN GODS WILL KNOW REGRET…”
Agnes Manteo now bears her father’s sentient Djao sword, along with a terrible revelation—the gods are charlatans, ancient sorcerers who draw their strength from the suffering of humanity. She and her Syraeic companions have but one duty: to track down those pretenders and end their reign of cruelty and lies, no matter the cost. To that end, the magical blade—mighty, single-minded Szaa’da’shaela—won’t allow any wavering of their commitment.
But the empire is in turmoil with the sudden passing of its undying queen. Noble houses clash and threaten civil war, murderous barbarians mass on the frontier in preparation for a bloody invasion, and all feel the aching void left by the clergy, whose temples were devastated by a great fire. Can the kingdom survive should Agnes succeed in tearing away its very foundations?
And if she fails? What might sorcerers with nearly godlike powers do to exact their revenge?
22nd April – Heir to the Darkmage by Lisa Cassidy
Ambition drives her. Danger thrills her. But magic always has a price.
Twenty years have passed since the Darkmage was destroyed and the war between mages ended. For Lira Astor, the single living heir to the Darkmage, escaping her name is impossible. People still fear what is long dead, and they see in her the rise of another dangerous mage with deadly ambition. Desperate to claw her way free of her grandfather’s shadow, to make her own name amongst the world of mages, Lira is willing to do whatever it takes. Even if that means joining the secretive rebel group looking to restore his vision.
Survival is a lesson Lira learned early and often, yet when she is abducted and held prisoner in a deadly game of cat and mouse, she finds herself facing a nemesis she may be no match for. Forced to band together with unlikely allies who challenge everything she believes about what it means to be a mage, she will have to rely on every bit of ruthlessness she possesses.
Because the war may only just be beginning…
…and Lira Astor intends to come out on top.
23rd April – Trials of the Horseman by Dean Radt
He’s lost his love. He’s lost his horse. And now he’s lost.
Grimble is the regiment’s best rider, but after he’s assigned to an elite team for a covert mission, they make him prove his worth to the new unit. And when everything falls apart he finds himself on foot, alone, and struggling to survive while being hunted by a king, a deadly mage, and a host of creatures he never knew existed.
The odds are stacked against him. The noose is tightening. The enemy draws near.
But Grimble’s love drives him on. Will it be enough?
23rd April – Gates of Ruin (Magelands Eternal Siege #6) by Christopher Mitchell
The Holdfasts of Lostwell are scattered. Sable, injured by Belinda, hides among the wild dragons of the Catacombs, while they plot to drive her and Maddie out.
Taken by the former God-Queen of Tara, Kelsey faces a life in captivity, alongside Aila; while Corthie lies sick and broken – his dreams of destiny in tatters, his hopes in ruins.
All that stands between the Ascendants and victory is Belinda, who faces her own struggles as she attempts to keep her resistance a secret. Battling her fears, only she has the power to free the land where once she was queen.
23rd April – Symphony of Fates RE-RELEASE (The Dragon Songs Saga #4) by J.C. Kang
Kaiya escapes her ordeal at the hands of the Teleri Emperor, only to return to a homeland beset by enemies on all sides, and crumbling from within.
As a teenager, she quelled a rebellion with the Dragon Scale Lute. As a young adult, she vanquished a dragon with the power of her voice.
Now, robbed of her magic by grief, Kaiya must navigate a web of court intrigue to save the realm before it falls. Only she can lay claim to the Dragon Throne on behalf of her unborn sons—whether the father is the lover who perished rescuing her, or the hated enemy who killed him.
27th April – The Squire (Blood of Kings #1) by Duncan M. Hamilton
When creatures that lurk in the dark dare to venture out into the world, lives are changed forever.
Conrad lives a quiet rural life with his parents in the Northlands. During one fated night, his world is turned on its head, as nightmares become reality. While his Northlands blood cries out for revenge, Conrad’s head tells him surviving is the best he can do.
Rescued by a motley band of mercenaries, Conrad embarks on a life he could have barely imagined –squire to the men who saved him. As new challenges, friends, and enemies present themselves, Conrad knows that one day he will have to face the evil that so altered his life, and when that day comes, he will need to be ready.
27th April – A Tower Novella (The Game of Gods #3.5) by Joshua Kern
The tower is waiting for those who wish to grow stronger.
Kate has entered the tower inside the town of Dungeonville. At her side is the shy Beth, and the four-legged Inara. Together they must search for the entrance to the second floor, all while leaving the first floor in time for dinner with their families every day.
What happens when the being in control of the tower decides to get involved?
28th April – Windborn by Alex S. Bradshaw
Drowning is only the beginning…
Edda Gretasdottir is a raider, a fell-handed shield-maiden, feared along every coast. Hers is a life woven in battle scars.
But she never wanted to walk the warrior’s path. All she wanted was freedom, to earn enough gold to buy her family their own remote farm, and to escape their oppressive chieftain. Now, she has enough plunder so that she can finally hang up her shield and live in peace.
That peace is stolen from Edda, however, when raiders burn her home, destroy all that she loves, and toss her, wounded and bleeding, into the ravenous ocean.
But the fates are cruel and this is not the end for Edda: she rises from the bloody surf as a Windborn, a cursed warrior whose supernatural gifts are a poor exchange for everything she has lost.
Fuelled by rage and armed with strange new powers Edda will hunt for whoever sent the raiders, for whoever is responsible for taking everything from her. She will show them the sharp edge of her axe… or die trying.
30th April – Disrupting Destiny (Naturae #1) by Jan Foster
1536 – Hunted, hiding for a century, two outcast Fae soulmates have their dreams of freedom and eternal life ripped apart after a violent confrontation with a ruthless figure from the past.
Racing against time itself forces Annabella to choose – confront or flee from her destiny. The shadowy realm she knew before haunts her and rebellion looms. To avert catastrophe, she must challenge history, as well as accept a solitary future.
Once a mortal, homebody Joshua must desperately navigate the turbulence of Reformation England in a quest to recover his love, whilst finally reconciling his faith with his unnatural state. Traversing North East England and Scotland trying to find her mystical kingdom, he just has to survive long enough to save her…
The fate of an entire race rests on their shoulders, but can destiny be changed? Rebellion, danger and intrigue threaten the future in a thrilling journey, weaving Tudor times with magical fantasy and faeth.
Disrupting Destiny – forever isn’t certain, trust no-one…
Space for more…