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1st June – Profane Rites by P.J. Wilson
Grimdark, Sword & Sorcery
Sister Honorata is a woman of unshakable faith, ready for priesthood. It is what she has always wanted. What she was brought up to be.
Honorata’s Trial leads her on a perilous journey into the wild jungles of Pala, a place infested with foes determined to wage war, no matter the consequences. Caught between the threat of a supernatural monster and the subtle influence of scheming mystics, Honorata’s resolve is tested as she is thrust into a deadly battle for survival and forced to confront an evil that threatens to destroy the very foundations of her religion.
1st June – The Grim (Requiem for the Mortal Elves) by K.H. Nelson
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark, Romance
Yet another strand of thread holding the peace together, cut…and Sólan the Grim is the one holding the blade.
Sólan the Grim is dead. He was murdered by the duke of the tundra—his father. No, he was executed by the forest’s prince for his failure to swear the Oath of Light. Actually, he was beheaded by an infamous drug smuggler of the tropics. Tortured and killed at the hands of the desert’s mortal king for his crimes.
Perhaps he is not dead at all.
The half-mortal bastard son of an elf duke, Sólan de Ciudelago learned to cheat death as a child. His mere existence has tumbled the Eastern Lands into the largest genocide against his own kind: The Crusade of Light. The fragile peace between red-blooded men and silver-blooded elves is fraying. Alliances and rulers’ strongholds are waning. The Eastern Lands are on the verge of a second Great War in a millennium.
Until now, Sólan’s lot in life was to smother his past and fight the desert’s slave market. Memories, however, are fickle things that can return with no warning. Now, he must face his trauma to topple more than just the desert’s economy. He must now work with former enemies and an unlikely lover to quell the coming war that he caused.
Will his blood be the ink that seals the suit for peace? Or, is he naught but a pawn in a much more sinister plot against the balance between day and night?
1st June – Seeds of Sacrifice (The Celestial Kings #1) by Vivek Choudry
Prey for salvation.
Descendants of Death itself, the Bhar family has used their undying powers to rule over the ancient metropolis of Salvation City for generations. Amid tensions with neighboring nations, the weakening king must quickly pass the crown to either his fierce, power-hungry daughter or his foolish, big-hearted son. But the underclass of native rebels, crushed in a blood-soaked war and pacified with marriage into the royal family, are about to rise up again. And this time they’re not alone—they’ve awakened a vengeful god and it demands the ultimate sacrifice.
Explore a fresh world which blossoms through its strong characters in this explosive debut, featuring an Indian inspired epic series that strains the bonds of family and heritage.
Legacy. Loyalty. Fear. Faith. All will be tested.
1st June – The Trials of Ashmount (Tragedy of Cidain #1) by John Palladino
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
Cedain is destined to collapse.
Across a world rife with blood, betrayal, and brutality, five people wade through unexpected tragedies.
An egotistical student, a fleeing refugee, a nomadic warrior, a fallen noble, and a criminal in hiding navigate the sinister dealings of politicians, two sudden wars, and nefarious lies that surface at Ashmount—a university dedicated to teaching the five branches of magic.
Survival means adapting or dying.
1st June – The Rebel (The Aelfraver Trilogy #2) by J.R. Traas
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, YA, Sci-Fantasy
GODS IN THE SHADOWS
It has been two years since the Battle of City Hall. The Consul of New El spearheads an assault on the Hextarchs of Ozar, six dying gods representing the last bastion of resistance against the world-spanning Elemental Empire. Reorganized under a charismatic miracle worker known as The Savior, the fanatical Sanctum gains influence and followers. Alina K’vich takes refuge on Mount Morbin along with her impatient and murderous teacher, a rusting android, a three-inch-tall winged mouse, and the girl she kidnapped two years ago.
As Cho trains in lethal combat, Alina loses herself in the dream-walking Discipline of Revomancy. While Alina contends with her mutating body and Sevensin powers, Cho reconfigures her cybernetic enhancements, awaiting the day the men who murdered her family finally come for her.
Driven from their haven, the girls smuggle themselves into Ozar, a sprawling underground city-state populated by Aelf and humans. Pushed apart by their clashing priorities and philosophies, they pursue their own agendas: Alina stalks The Sanctum’s leaders to uncover her family’s secrets while Cho’s compulsion for revenge drags her into the darkest recesses of the digital netherworld.
Now The Authority closes in, the complete extermination of the Aelf and Ozari resistance within their grasp. As Alina and Cho’s obsessions precipitate the slaughter of loved ones, deaths of deities, and sundering of nations, the feuding pair must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to escape annihilation.
1st June – Jackal of the Mind (Tales of Wyverna #2) by Madolyn Rogers
Sword & Sorcery
SCARRED BY THE MIND WITCH
Gorgo’s last adventure took him from sheltered noble to menial clerk in the city government, and left him scarred by his mental combat with the witch Wakár. Now the witch haunts his dreams, and he burns to hunt her down and end his torment.
Wakár preys on minds, slipping from body to body, hollowing out and discarding each in turn. She lurks somewhere in the underworld of Wyverna’s docks, enslaving criminals to her will and raising an army of thralls.
An unexpected friendship with the Warlord’s six-year-old son gives Gorgo his chance to find Wakár—but her minions are too strong, and Gorgo only puts his friends’ lives in danger. With everything on the line, Gorgo will have to face his fears and brave another perilous combat of the mind to free the city from her evil.
1st June – Lightblade (Lightblade Saga #1) by Zamil Akhtar
In three days, Jyosh will slay the God Emperor, or die trying.
But first he must train his lightblade skills. While asleep.
Each hour of sleep equals a day in a lucid dream, plenty of time to master the essential lightblade techniques and hopefully get skilled enough to defeat the monster who enslaved him and beheaded his parents and sister.
When Jyosh awakens to learn that the God Emperor has surrendered to an even crueler foe, a mysterious lightblade master who can summon divine dragons to burn whole cities, he’ll face a trial by fire against forces far more frightening than he could ever dream.
That is, if he’s not still in one.
1st June – Wanted (All That Glitters #1) by Shalaena Medford
Tsingsei “Song” Gould has always led a privileged life, never wanting for anything. When Song is told she must choose a suitor, she flees with a street urchin who claims to know the location of a legendary lost treasure. Armed with a map, a stolen skyship, and no real plan, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Now, away from the comforts of her home, she must learn to exist in a dangerous world of magic and pirates.
1st June – Song of the Fallen (Ironstone Saga #3) by Keith McArdle
The siege of Lisfort rages on and the defenders, outnumbered and surrounded, fight for survival. The Huronians have gained a foothold on the walls of the capital and Vyder’s Great Highland Army is stranded on the outside, unable to assist. Miriam, a loaded blunderbuss her only company, hides and waits. Whether she likes it or not, the fight will soon be at her doorstep. As Lisfort burns, Gorgoroth hatches his own plan. One fraught with danger. But if he can succeed, it may just be enough to right the wrongs of his past. If.
1st June – Iron Wrath (The Ironshield Saga #2) by Edward Nile
Steampunk, Sci-Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Gaslamp
The Fire Still Burns…
Tessa Kolms may have healed since the Quarrystone Massacre.
But the scars of Arkenia’s Civil War run deeper than skin.
Taking orders from the man responsible, she feels her old wounds continue to burn.
As her life and country fall into ruin, Tessa’s wrath only grows.
From the Lytan Empire emerges a ghost from Samuel Mutton’s past.
Determined to take vengeance on the Arkenian who killed his father, Judicator Harkan Raith sets his sights on Samuel.
And, armed with new and terrifying Imperial weaponry, Raith might just get his way.
Still reeling from the Second Bay of Rust, weakened and divided by the Civil War, Arkenia now finds itself besieged from without as well as within.
The clock is ticking.
Declaration Day is at hand.
1st June – Petition (Resonance Crystal Legacy #1) by Delilah Waan
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
In the Dominion of Aleznuaweite, anyone can rise to the greatest heights—if they are willing to pay the price.
Failure is a luxury Rahelu can’t afford. Her family sold everything, left their ancestral home, and became destitute foreigners for the sake of her resonance skills. Now she can manipulate emotional echoes to discern truth from lies, conjure the past, and even foretell the future.
But an act of petty revenge by her rival destroys her chance at joining one of the great Houses. Desperate to prove her family’s sacrifices were not in vain, Rahelu calls upon the most dangerous magic of all—altering fortune.
A slight twist of fate is enough to restore her way forward…with deadly consequences she never bargained for. The Houses make a pawn of her in their bitter struggle for control of the Dominion. A shadowy cult grows ever closer to completing an ancient ritual.
And Rahelu discovers that fulfilling her oath to her family might come at the cost of her mother’s life.
8th June – A Conspiracy of Ravens (The Codex of Wretches & Kings #1) by Stephen Hubbard
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark, Sword & Sorcery
Once and an age —
The precipice of war is never more than the width of a blade away. Now, when the legendary assassin known as the Black Rose has slaughtered Baron Dartris Gorsha and all who made up his house, then fled with the nobleman’s young daughter, three nations that knew tenuous peace prepare for the brutality of prolonged conflict.
Yet a new and mysterious danger has emerged. The Shrike arrives to offer mercy and vengeance in equal measure to all those with a role to play, bringing cryptic messages from his unnamed master. Underlying his threats is one simple command: Retrieve the daughter of Gorsha.
Three Ravens of Danot — Celnor, Derrigan, and Martyn — are called upon to protect the child, and they seek answers to troubling questions and motivations. Manipulated by their queen, feeling as no more than pawns in the history unfolding around them, they conspire to bring about what they believe is a necessary change to the balance of power.
The secrets of their own shadowed pasts serve to pull at their union, threatening to unmake their pact, and leading them to ask one simple question: Are there roads too entrenched in darkness to allow for redemption?
In a time of growing doom and dread, when long lost magic begins to find a new foothold, Wretches and Kings alike maneuver and scheme as the Codex is inscribed with the fell deeds and heroic sacrifice compelled by a conspiracy of Ravens.
9th June – Odder Still (No Man’s Lander #1) by D.N. Bryn
Steampunk, Sci-Fantasy, Romance
Rubem of No-Man’s Land was content keeping to his wine, his pets, and his extensive collection of fishnets.
But since a sentient, fuel-producing parasite bonded to his brainstem, every morally-depraved scientist and hardcore rebel for a hundred miles wants to ruthlessly dissect him. The parasite itself is no better, influencing his emotions and sassing him with his own memories as it slowly takes over his body.
The only person offering Rubem help is Tavish K. Findlay, a dashing and manipulative philanthropist whose mother’s fuel company monopolizes their corrupt underwater city with an iron claw. She desperately wants to tear Rubem apart for the parasite before those who oppose her can do the same. Her son is irresistibly charismatic though, and after a lifetime of being kicked out and disavowed, Rubem is desperate to believe in the friendship Tavish offers.
With revolutionary plots and political schemes tangling his every choice, Rubem must soon decide whether or not to trust Tavish in his fight against the parasite’s growing control.
9th June – Dragon Pirate (Riders of Fire Dragon Masters #3) by Eileen Mueller
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, YA
What can one lone woman, disguised as a cabin boy, do against a notorious pirate captain with a fierce sea dragon and a bloodthirsty crew?
When Rusty’s uncle is killed by the Scarlet Hand, a bloodthirsty pirate captain, she vows to avenge him. She’s taken captive as the Scarlet Hand’s new cabin boy. She must keep her true identity secret or risk losing her virtue—or her life.
Will never wanted to become the Scarlet Hand, the notorious pirate captain of the Fiery Dragon, but his vengeful dragon goaded him into shedding the blood of the last captain. Instead of plundering and killing, Will sells prisoners. That way, they keep their lives, and the dragon gods may smile upon him and grant him luck.
The gods know he needs it.
He’s signed a contract with the formidable Emperor Haakin. If he doesn’t deliver, the emperor will hunt him down, tie him to the yardarm of the Fiery Dragon, and slice him into pieces.
But when Will ventures into the emperor’s mines, he discovers a terrible secret. And when his cabin boy learns of it, Will discovers the cabin boy has secrets of his own. Secrets that turn their lives upside-down.
10th June – The Obsidian Eyes of Klief (War of the Twelve #4) by Alex Robins
Every Truth Has Its Cost.
War ravages the troubled lands of the nine Baronies. The once-great cities of Arelium, Kessrin, and Talth are forever scarred by the passage of the greyling tide, their graveyards filled with the corpses of those who fought and died on their blood-stained walls.
Surrounded and exhausted, the fragile alliance of men must wager all on a final, daring plan: to find and destroy the creatures’ leader, an enigmatic entity known as the weaver. One of the Twelve, Makara, may hold the key to the weaver’s location, but he too is missing, lost somewhere in the remote Barony of Klief.
The tattered remains of the human armies have no choice but to follow Makara’s trail north, pursued by a relentless horde of greylings. At their head rides Zygos, his god-like intellect transferred into the body of the traitor Praxis.
The town of Klief beckons, as friend and foe alike are drawn to its dim light. It is here, before its golden gates, that the War of the Twelve will be decided.
It is here that an ancient evil will rise …
And heroes will fall.
13th June – The Unspoken Prophecy (Light Keeper Chronicle #1) by R.E. Bellesmith
There’s a gap in Lenzey Wright’s memory.
After her dad picks her up from the worst day of school, Lenzey remembers the sound of screeching tires and then… nothing else. When she and her dad find themselves back home there’s a gap in their memories, a dent in the roof of the car, and a strange glowing stone in Lenzey’s backpack.
It soon becomes clear that someone is after Lenzey and her friends Ellean, Walter, and Zack. Unable to avoid this pursuer, the four of them find themselves pulled in the magical world of Garibain bestowed with strange powers.
They quickly realize that “magical” and “strange” are quite the opposite of “safe.”
Upon arriving in Garibain, a wizard named Zandar tells them they are Element Keepers: chosen ones foretold of in an ancient prophecy he cannot repeat. Zandar offers a way home, however, he has a few tasks for the Element Keepers. It’s not long before the request for an old sword evolves into helping dethrone a king.
If Lenzey and her friends want to find their way back home, they will have to fight off a manticore, outsmart a Warlock, and contend with a future they are not allowed to know.
13th June – Dreamer (Tales of the Outlaw Mages #3) by Amy Campbell
Their dream of freedom will turn into a nightmare unless these outlaws can stack the deck in their favor.
Safely back in his chosen home, Breaker mage Blaise should only have to worry about his bakery and his complicated relationship with Jefferson. But the lies that shaped his life continue to haunt him, and he sets out to reconcile with his mother—only to discover that a band of magical desperadoes has taken her. With old friends at his side, Blaise sets off across the frontier, chasing down leads and unaware that his new foes hope to snare the Breaker, too.
Meanwhile, Jefferson balances guiding his fledgling homeland to nationhood while concealing magic he’s not supposed to possess. The demands of his ambassadorship send him to a faraway country where he’s embroiled in a web of intrigue between a shadowy cabal planning to use him and malicious politicians who want to see him—and the new nation—fall.
As Blaise closes in and Jefferson navigates the dangerous political waters, they realize their circumstances are once again linked. Will their combined magic be the ace in the hole that wins it all, or will they fold in the final showdown?
17th June – Calligraphy Guild by R.M. Archer
Dragon ink gives calligraphers the power to set history in stone—or to change it.
Lai Duyên’s dreams are realized when she’s admitted into the ranks of the calligraphers—authors considered trustworthy enough to defend time from those who would change it. She’s thrilled at the opportunity to record her country’s history, and to work with the other calligraphers in her village.
But when Duyên’s guild is set upon by ancient dragons demanding a time-changer be destroyed, her world is flipped upside down. Her guildmates turn on each other, suspicion coloring their every move. To make matters worse, she’s begun hearing the dragons in her head and finds them impossible to block out: a condition that rendered her grandmother insane.
With the calligraphy guild in turmoil and Duyên’s ever-present fear of madness clouding her vision, will the group be able to discover which of their guildmates has altered time before the dragons pass judgment on them all?
20th June – Visions and Illusions (Sparks Shall Rise #2) by Lindsay McCafferty
Vision, a seer wolf, doesn’t always know what is real. As her life falls apart because of hallucinations and derealization, she witnesses an ominous sight at a full-moon ceremony. Or is it another hallucination? Vision will be forced to decide if she still is worthy to be a seer wolf, despite her mental illness, or if her pack is better off without her.
24th June – The Mechanical Masquerade (Seasons of Soldark) by Liz Delton
A thieving inventor. A future at stake. And she only has one night to discover the truth.
The most prestigious Midsummer celebration in Soldark is only three days away, and this is Verity Pennington’s best–and last–chance to attend. Verity thinks she might just be able to pull off a fantastic mask in order to gain entry, if she can only tap into her unwilling artistic side.
But when a thief breaks into her family’s clock shop and steals invaluable plans, it isn’t just summer revelry on Verity’s dance card. She’ll need to track down the thief–who’ll be showcasing an invention at the ball–and find a way to confront him amid the Soldark elite, without getting kicked out in the process.
With her family’s reputation at stake, she’ll do anything to make it right. But things at the ball are not as they seem, and Verity must find her way through a maze of lies and mechanical masterpieces before she can find out the truth.
28th June – The Madness of Herakles (Tapestry of Fate #4) by Matt Larkin
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
Redemption lies past bloody steps …
While Pandora seeks a means to escape the crushing grasp of Fate, Herakles faces equally insurmountable odds: To assuage his guilt for the murder of his family, he must undertake impossible labors.
Across the breadth of the world he hunts for beasts that would strike dread into the bravest Titan. Again and again, he casts himself into the breach, all for the desperate hope of redemption.
But will any amount of spilled monster blood wash clean the blood of his own children?
28th June – Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances (Dragons and Blades #2) by Aliette de Bodard
It was supposed to be a holiday, with nothing more challenging than babysitting, navigating familial politics and arguing about the proper way to brew tea.
But when dragon prince Thuan and his ruthless husband Asmodeus find a corpse in a ruined shrine and a hungry ghost who is the only witness to the crime, their holiday goes from restful to high-pressure. Someone is trying to silence the ghost and everyone involved. Asmodeus wants revenge for the murder; Thuan would like everyone, including Asmodeus, to stay alive.
Chased by bloodthirsty paper charms and struggling to protect their family, Thuan and Asmodeus are going to need all the allies they can—and, as the cracks in their relationship widen, they’ll have to face the scariest challenge of all: how to bring together their two vastly different ideas of their future…
30th June – Paths of the Broken (Record of the Sentinel Seer #4) by M.H. Woodscourt
Forgotten promises. Buried history.
No one is ready for the truth.
At last, Lekore and Toranskay have been granted permission to visit Sirinhigha, the birth world of magic. There, they hope to uncover the mystery of their twin blades—but an ancient evil has broken its bonds in search of the Sentinel Seer.
Emperor Majentay is fighting for peace on the heels of all the chaos his two notorious prisoners have wreaked. But everything turns upside-down when a new Kiisuld partnership breaches the world of Erokel and kidnaps two feisty Kel royals.
Choices and secrets collide to reveal a horrific, mind-shattering chapter of history. And no one is prepared to face the truth. Not even the Kiisuld.