Self Published Fantasy Releases – February 2021
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As always, this is not a comprehensive list, but only includes all the books I have heard about so far.
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26th January – Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J. Hayes (A Mortal Techniques Novel)
Merciless gods, vengeful spirits, immortal assassins, and empires at war collide.
Five years ago, Yuu made a mistake that cost her everything. Once a renowned strategist and general, now she is on the run, royal bounty hunters snapping at her heels. But what if there was a way to get back what she lost, a way to bring back a murdered prince?
Once a century, the gods hold a contest to choose who will rule from the Jade Throne. Each god chooses a mortal champion, and the fate of heaven and earth hangs in the balance.
On a battlefield full of heroes, warriors, assassins, and thieves can Yuu survive long enough to learn the rules of the game, let alone master it?
29th January – Falls of Iron (Magelands Eternal Siege #4) by Christopher Mitchell
Lostwell – a dying world of volcanos, earthquakes, endless wastes and wild dragons.
For Corthie and Aila, Lostwell is a stepping stone to the home of the Holdfasts, and for Blackrose and Maddie it is the way to Dragon Eyre. But for Belinda, Lostwell means something else – the land where she once ruled as Queen.
Within the sanctuary of the Falls of Iron, the exiles from the city of Pella and Tara make their plans, but unknown to them, on Implacatus, the home of the Gods, a task force is being assembled – their mission, to find and secure the source of Salve, the miracle material that grants everlasting youth to the gods.
Sable Holdfast works alone. Tasked with finding a Quadrant, the former assassin is trying to redeem herself. Can she stop the gods of Implacatus from finding the world of Maddie and Aila, and help Corthie get home, or will she succumb to the old temptations…
31st January – The Ripper by James G. Robertson
One man, Jack the Ripper, haunted the dark streets of Whitechapel in the year of 1888. One may not wish to call him a man, for, at the end of the day, he never was, not entirely. The Ripper was and always has been more of a spectre than man, but who is he? The stories you’ve been told one by one couldn’t be further from the truth. A barber, a doctor, and even a prince?
Ahead is a look into the real Ripper’s story from his eyes and those among him. The riveting story of Jack and his most beloved friend, John, along with those that they saved, and those they damned at the request of the goddess, Fate, finally comes to light. This is a story of loss, demons, witches, and the torment of one man by the puppeteering hands of one very stingy individual named old Nick.
5th February – Up Against Mooneye by Mikkel Host
A story inspired by myths, music and magic!
Long ago, a mysterious and powerful spell shattered the world’s tallest mountain, causing it to crumble over the Great Eastern Empire’s capital. The wounded empire shunned sorcerers from that day onward.
But the worst was yet to come for those who practised the mystical arts, for something had climbed down the mountain before it fell to pieces…
An adventure for all ages!
Desperate to make something of himself, a man named Saolan is one day given the opportunity to become a sorcerer’s apprentice, on the condition that he agrees to fight a despicable creature known as Mooneye.
5th February – Blades Falling Softly – by Sarah Lin
Two families. Two species. One destiny.
Anyinn and Canumon are old warriors long past the adventures of youth, but destiny is coming for them all the same. One seeks to protect her ancestral homeland, the other to enter it. As they each become the representative of their nation and species, the conflict will draw their families together in a way they never imagined. Can their friendship survive the tides of history?
8th February – The Painted Gate by Phil Walters
Horse-throwing dwarfs, a depressed genie, and an axe with a peculiar curse on it. Nehr Dewel is an utterly unremarkable demon stranded in a crazy world of sword and sorcery.
And he’s not the only one.
Will Nehr Dewel ever get home? Who are the Heroes of Harewood? And what was that about pirates and a necromancer?
12th February – Corruption (The Necromancer’s Key #2) by Mitchell Hogan
In the wake of the rebel Niyandrians’ abduction attempt, Anskar DeVantte, now a knight-inferior of the Order of Eternal Vigilance, has set sail with the Grand Master, bound for the mother house in Sansor.
Anskar has already begun to suspect that the Order’s holy convictions aren’t as pure as they appear, and his doubts are confirmed when the ship detours to the slave markets of Atya. As the Grand Master gathers an expedition to retrieve an ancient artifact from an unearthed ruin, Anskar finds himself torn between the holy path he is committed to and the grasping hands of those who wish to use his unique power: the Grand Master; the rebel leader, Carred Selenas; and even the Necromancer Queen herself.
When a depraved rot is exposed at the heart of the Order, Anskar is forced to confront the growing power of the dusk- and dark-tides within himself, and find a balance that won’t see him damned in the eyes of his god.
But can a lowly knight-sorcerer resist his instincts to obey his superiors’ in the Order, and fight the pull of Queen Talia’s corrupted influence from beyond the grave?
The true danger is greater than even the Order realizes, and soon Anskar must decide who he can trust, and what he is willing to risk in order to carve out his own destiny, protect the world, and perhaps the fate of all Niyandrians.
12th February – Feathers of Snow: A Goose Girl Retelling (Kingdom of Birds and Beasts #1) by Alice Ivinya
In Brianna’s new world of ice and snow, the coldest things by far are the eyes of her betrothed…
Brianna bears a deadly secret: she’s not the princess she is pretending to be. If the prince finds out, her life will be forfeit and her country plunged into war.
But there is more to the icy prince than meets the eye, and Brianna slowly unravels the secrets of his dark past while surviving in a strange culture.
However her goodness and wit will only get her so far. Terrifying beasts stalk the border and a murderer is at work in the town. They know the truth of Brianna’s identity and will stop at nothing to destroy all she has fought for.
16th February – Oh That Shotgun Sky (Songs of Sefate #1.5) by Sarah Chorn
Days after the Boundary falls, six strangers converge in a one-horse town, all of them on the run. Some from the past, some avoiding the future.
When men from Shine Company arrive to reclaim their own, these desperate travelers have to decide if they stand with the law, or against it.
Men pull the trigger and blood spills.
Fate pulls the strings and everybody dances.
17th February – Legacy of the Brightwash (Tainted Dominion #1) by Krystle Matar
Follow the law and you’ll stay safe. But what if the law is wrong?
Tashué’s faith in the law is beginning to crack.
Three years ago, he stood by when the Authority condemned Jason to the brutality of the Rift for non-compliance. When Tashué’s son refused to register as tainted, the laws had to be upheld. He’d never doubted his job as a Regulation Officer before, but three years of watching your son wither away can break down even the strongest convictions.
Then a dead girl washed up on the bank of the Brightwash, tattooed and mutilated. Where had she come from? Who would tattoo a child? Was it the same person who killed her?
Why was he the only one who cared?
Will Tashué be able to stand against everything he thought he believed in to get the answers he’s looking for?
23rd February – Wolfeater by Anthony Mitchell
All things die. Eventually.
Found as a child by the war-hungry tribe of the Grey Crow, Radok has forged himself a legend as the mighty Wolfeater; a warrior feared by all. Yet even legends can die, and when he finds himself inflicted with a fatal disease, Radok sets out on a quest to face his gods and ask them the one question only gods can answer: what was the meaning of it all?
With him goes Nyana, the blind eight-year-old girl long held in his care, who has her own question for the gods: what next?
They are hunted by friends and enemies alike, some desperate to preserve the natural balance of things, others hungry for revenge. Against them are set a pack of savage cannibals, a blood-thirsty monster, and the servant of a raging god.
But if the pair can do the impossible, if they can touch the Blackstone, it could change the destiny of their people… and with it, the fate of the world.
23rd February – Wizardoms: God King Rising by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Compelling whispers. A stirring rebellion. Unrelenting assassins. Conspiracies abound.
One rules by fear, her citizens laboring to fund the lavish lifestyle of the wizard class. The other believes in justice and compassion, earning her the love of her subjects…and the enmity of her wizard peers.
Both will die.
In one wizardom, a secret rebellion brews. A hero to the people rises, fueled by a mysterious sorcerer’s blood magic. But at what cost?
Conspiracies and assassins lurk in every shadow, threatening the throne of another nation. The scheming wizard behind it will stop at nothing to claim the crown. Yet, even he is a pawn.
What force is behind it all? What is their endgame?
23rd February – A Bad Rune at Angels Deep (The Shattered Frontier #2) by Anthony Lowe
“I’m not a god. I’m just mean like one.”
Runes: a form of deployable magick that caused untold devastation during the war. With the stroke of a pen, entire cities were demolished, entire armies decimated—and now one such rune may have come south to Ariasun County.
Acting on scant clues left behind by the vicious lynching of a smuggler, Evaline Cartwright and Trivan Esterhazy head north to track the rune’s passage through the county. All in the hope of destroying the rune—or its possessor—before it can be used for catastrophic ends.
25th February – The Piledriver of Fate (Titan Wars #2) by Samuel Gately
In the aftermath of the Headlock of Destiny Tournament, battlelines are being drawn. The return of the Titan Wars is inevitable and Van the Beer Man must carry forward alone against his greatest enemy. With the dreaded OverLord drawing ever closer, can Van find safe harbor in this world of violent giants? And will he ever get that cold beer he’s been pining for?
25th February – The Bolo Warrior (Bakunawa Rising #2) by A.A. Lee
Revered for the rebellion she led against the gods to save the earth, the Moon Goddess Bulan wants a body to possess and control.
The opportunity presents itself in the form of a girl desperate to usurp the goddess’s powers and use them to rescue her mother from Datu Dungog, a village chief who also wants the goddess’s power.
If Lin-ay gains the coveted powers, she can defeat the moon-eating serpent and rescue her mother, but will spend eternity as a shell under the goddess’s complete control.
Will Lin-ay rescue her mother and escape the goddess’s clutches, or will her daring mission cost her the only life she’s ever known?
28th February – Risking Destiny (Naturae Series PREQUEL) by Jan Foster
Fae Queen Lana is furious when Vikings slaughter her humans, but her downfall has only just begun.
Ordering her warriors to capture their alluring leader in a vain hope of preventing future attacks, she reluctantly risks everything to save her race and keep her crown.
But destiny, love and magic will cause more chaos yet in the secretive world of Naturae.
Out of the ashes of destruction, a new villain will emerge to battle hope itself…
February – A Ritual of Flesh AUDIOBOOK (The Dead Sagas #2) by Lee C. Conley
As evil ravages the north and the dead walk, all eyes fall to Arn… The apprentice journeys south, home to the College, unaware of the dark events that transpired in the High Passes after his departure. His leg in ruins, and haunted by watching shadows, the College council in Arn awaits him, but he does not travel south alone.
Arnulf and his warriors must travel to Arn also, with tidings for the king of the risen dead and the terrible curse which has destroyed all that he knew. Arnulf seeks vengeance upon the College, but must choose wisely if he is to save his son.
Meanwhile in the west, Bjorn and his strange Wildman companion report back to High Lord Archeon at Oldstones with grim news of cannibal Stonemen encroaching from the Barrens, but is embroiled in news of war and invasion as Archeon requests his service once more.
In the capital sickness awaits them all, Nym has fled to the city and must now continue her struggle for survival on the plague ridden streets of Arn, keeping all who she cares for safe from the halls of Old Night.
Space for more…