Self Published Fantasy Releases – March 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.
29th February – Dark Ends: A Dark Fantasy Anthology by Various Authors
Everything ends. Some go peacefully. Others, less so. A starving thief. Lovers with an impossible choice. A broken-hearted soldier. Demons bound in flesh. A cat from hell. In this collection, the end comes with the encroaching dark…
Whispers & Wonder proudly presents Dark Ends, an anthology of dark fantasy novelettes from the minds of five extraordinary authors: Luke Tarzian, Angela Boord, Krystle Matar, D.P. Woolliscroft, and Clayton Snyder.
2nd March – The Forever Night (The Landkist Saga #5) by Steven Kelliher
The last Sage is dying.
After a titanic battle fought among the frozen waves of the north, the War of Sages has come to an end. But as the heroes of the Valley have discovered, the centuries-long conflict between immortals was little more than a prelude.
In the wake of Queen Elanil’s folly, the World Apart has come in force, bringing with it the fury of a dark and vengeful god. The horizon is a ruin. Oceans burn. Last Lake shimmers and shivers under an assault the likes of which the Emberfolk have never seen before.
While the peoples of the world attempt to weather the war that was foretold, Kole, Linn and the heroes of the Valley limp toward the broken lands of the south in the company of the man the Emberfolk have long held up as their greatest enemy.
The last Sage is dying.
And with him, the last hope for the world.
5th March – The Headlock of Destiny (Titan Wars #1) by Samuel Gately
Some say titans are descended from giants. Others say they are risen from men. But there’s never any debate about where to find them. They will be in the center of a roaring crowd, beating the hell out of each other. From contenders like the Savage and Scott Flawless to pretenders like Richard the Living Portrait and Troll-Blooded Thom, a titan’s lot in life is the same: To wrestle for dominion and glory in the squared circle.
Van, a quiet titan from the brewery town of Headwaters, wants no part in this. He’d prefer to be left alone with a beer. But destiny has him in a headlock, and it is prepared to drag him into battles that will shake the land and change his world forever.
6th March – The Brightest Shadow (The Brightest Shadow #1) by Sarah Lin
The arrival of the Hero was worse than anyone could have imagined.
To take her place as a full warrior of her tribe, Tani must travel across the vast grasslands of the Chorhan Expanse. But she has her sights set higher than a mere ritual journey: she wants to uncover a solution to the impending war that threatens her people. Her world has never been peaceful, torn between the many cultures that meet on the Chorhan Expanse, but the greatest threat is an expansionist army of monstrous non-humans who call themselves the mansthein.
Legends tell of monsters who will attempt to conquer the world, but are the mansthein those monsters? Tani believes that peace may be possible, but there are others on both sides who believe in the legends with zealous devotion. All around her, warriors have their eyes on a glorious victory with no concern for the piles of bodies they’ll create on the way.
Tani will be joined by a killer pretending to be a healer, a mansthein commander struggling with his orders, a thief who pawned her heart of gold, and a strategist exiled from a foreign land.
But none of them are the Hero. It doesn’t matter how many shades of gray might exist, some people see only in black and white. And the terrifying truth is that the stories they tell might not be just legends.
11th March – Blight Marked (Ethereal Earth #3) by Josh Erikson
Becoming a target is never great, but it’s a little worse when the people trying to kill you are technically the good guys.
Gabe escaped the Ether with the ultimate prize, and he thought that meant he was done with deadly cosmic games. But the nightmares infesting his life have different plans, and they’re not asking nicely before dragging him back in. It turns out holding all the power in the universe doesn’t mean much if you have no idea what to do with it.
So together with Heather, he embarks on a frantic race to collect the remaining six Iglas and stave off the coming darkness. And in the process, they discover just how much deeper their problems go. With new threats lashing at them from every side, and old ones tightening their grip, it becomes a contest against chaos to see who will dictate the future of existence: the assorted protectors of Earth, an all-consuming darkness…or a conman who would really rather not.
17th March – Black Shadow Rising (A Tale of Bone and Steel #2) by Kirk Dougal
Evil’s shadow is rising…
A thousand years of waiting are about to end. Emperor Abaddon’s generals believe they have finally discovered the way to resurrect him, using a woman who may be powerful enough in saca to bring life to him again and lead them to victory. But first they need to test Keely Staghorn to see if she can be the prophesied Matra.
Keely’s brothers are trying to rescue her from that fate. Gera and Dax rush to help her escape the generals’ clutches before she is locked behind the gates of the Sacara Institute, but that nearly impossible task has suddenly become even more difficult.
While Gera comes to grips with his new responsibilities as one of the legendary Draig D’Alikar, warriors chosen by the dragon bone weapons they wield, he must try to find a way to help his sister as war begins stirring around him.
Dax’s path is no easier. He has found Keely and helps her to escape, but demons of his own making are striving to destroy the siblings’ hopes, and with them the world’s last chance for peace.
20th March – Victoria Marmot the Complete Collection by Virginia McClain
Victoria Marmot is just an average teenage girl… if by “average” you mean an orphaned, multi-lingual, martial arts expert who owns her own home and may or may not have magical abilities.
When Vic is told her parents didn’t die the way she thinks they did, her world is turned upside down and she’s left with the task of finding out what really happened to them. But when her quest to uncover the truth reveals a massive conspiracy by a corrupt magical government, will her efforts save the world or take the whole universe down with her?
25th March – Scions of the Black Lotus: Complete Tales of the Floating World by J.C. Kang
For an imperial assassin, assignment as a courtesan in the Floating World seems like a waste of her talents… until killers target her clan sisters.
In the legendary Floating World, wars are waged with wit, the strongest soldier can be bound with threads of silk, and flesh is the currency by which life, death, and freedom can all be purchased.
Half-elf Jie doesn’t mind her temporary assignment as a Night Blossom in the most sought-after house. It’s perfect cover for her real work as an assassin in the emperor’s service, and keeps her close to one who matters most. Her life belongs to her clan, but her heart lies with clan junior, Lilian.
Lilian’s talents trade stealth for sensuality, poison for poetry. With looks as sharp as any blade, she can coax information from any man, and still leave him paying for the pleasure. She’s enthralled many a noble, none more important than the warlord who can calm a brewing insurrection. Only her sweet whispers can secure his obedience to the throne.But now, his increasing abuse has Jie seeking a new assignment for Lilian—even if it means their separation.
When killers target clan sisters, and the seeds of rebellion find fertile soil in the Floating World, Jie must choose between loyalty and love.
The Copper Assassin (Tales of Wyvernia #1) by Madolyn Rogers
HOW CAN HE STOP THE ULTIMATE ASSASSIN?
In the sixteenth year of its founding, the city-state of Wyverna teems with vitality, rife with crime, secrets, and sorcery. Like its namesake, the wyverns that hunt from the mountains above, Wyverna is a city of predators. Its pirates sail out to plunder the wealth of nations, while at home the capital seethes, an uneasy amalgam of the old ways of its anarchic peoples and the newly imposed rule of law.
The young noble Gorgo navigates these complexities with ease, until one night he learns of a plot to assassinate Wyverna’s legendary founder, the Warlord. The rebels have obtained a mighty relic: an ancient copper golem created to be the ultimate assassin. Invulnerable and relentless, the golem destroyed the civilization that birthed it. If it kills the Warlord, Gorgo realizes his city too will fall, ripped apart by civil war.
Armed with nothing but his wits and his courage, Gorgo sets out to find a way to save Wyverna. His mission will take him from the elegant casinos of downtown to the chaotic docks where smugglers prowl, from the hot sands of the arena to the cold midnight of magic-shadowed streets. But even he cannot foresee where his path will ultimately lead, and to what consequences.
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) 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 – Of Honey and Wildflowers 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.
31st March – The Temple of Arrival by Matthew Olney
The Liberators defiant stand at the city of Asta has sparked the fires of resistance in the downtrodden people. Slaves, serfs and even members of the aristocracy have risen against the regime and flock to the Liberator banner.
As conflict spreads across the world, the Supreme’s gaze is fixated on Elian more than ever. Reeling from his mentor’s betrayal and battle with the First Fear he is hunted relentlessly by Hollowed and Venerable Chamber Seekers.
The only person who can help Elian is a mysterious Empowered One–who he’s not even sure he can trust. Terrible secrets await. Secrets about himself. Secrets that could herald the end of all things.
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.
Space for more…