Self Published Fantasy Releases – November 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 November 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 October – Flesh Eater (Houndstooth #1) by Travis M. Riddle
Branded as a Flesh Eater, Coal is on the run from Palace Stingers: soldiers tasked with tracking down those who have consumed flesh and locking them away in specialized prisons.
After a year of avoiding capture and struggling to scrape by working odd jobs for a local crime lord, Coal is growing desperate. He learns of someone in the city’s underbelly who can erase his record, but her services don’t come cheap.
Seeing no other option, he enters a spiderback race with a grand prize valuable enough to pay for his fresh start. But he’s not the only one after the prize, and Coal is about to find out exactly how far he’s willing to go to win.
29th October – A World Broken (Chronicles of the Lady Sar #1) by Carol A. Park
In every end, there is a beginning…
The five races of Erets have lived in one accord since the inception of the world. But now, the seeds of hostility are growing due to a dispute over an innocuous plant, and three people find themselves entangled in affairs they would have once found unbelievable.
An advocate—trained to promote mutual understanding between the races—must confront the unimaginable prospect that peace is out of reach.
A priest—one who refuses to bend the knee to the gods he serves—finds that the only vow to those gods he has made might be harder to keep than he expects.
And a seeker—a gentle warrior sent to uncover the truth behind an unthinkable murder—stumbles into a labyrinth of lies that could shatter the world.
These three must save the world that they know.
But are they already too late?
30th October – A Vow that Clashes (Voice that Thunders #4) by Cully Mack
When a vow demands sacrifice, who will pay the price?
Far behind Gabe is his innocence, destroyed when a Watcher slaughtered his clan. Now considered a chosen one, Gabe strives to understand his magic and his calling. He desires nothing more than to find his sister but is besieged by hybrid abominations intent on extinguishing mortal life, his most of all.
His allies: a cunning thief, an Immortal, and a Fire Wielder stand fast with those seeking sanctuary underground. It’s a trap. The god of deep mines and solver of secrets is coming… A perilous maze of tunnels, their sole hope of escape.
As vows and destiny collide, Gabe faces a devastating choice: abandon the people and his allies or forsake his beloved sister.
The fate of the world rests on his decision, for the Watchers know a greater adversary approaches, a possessor of flesh. The clash between darkness and light has never been more dreadful.
30th October – Sins of the Angels (Armageddon’s Offspring #2) by Philip Dickens
PUBERTY IS ENOUGH OF A PAIN WHEN YOU DON’T GROW WINGS.
The feathered wings on Piralel’s back mark her out as a nephilim. Her father is human, albeit one who has lived an unusually long life, but her mother is an archangel.
She has grown used to the stares that her unusual appearance brings, but not everyone paying her attention is content just to stare.
When Piralael is kidnapped, her family and friends face a race against time to find out who is behind it, and to get her back.
But there are others also racing to free the nephilim, for very different reasons. And all of them must contend with the murderous fanatics in red cloaks.
31st October – The Devil’s Day (Lucky Devil #3) by Megan Mackie
You can always find help at the Lucky Devil.
Rune Leveau—emerging Talent and one-time corporate prisoner—knew that better than anyone. She’d rebuilt her life at the Lucky Devil bar, with her Aunt Maddie’s help. Now, in her aunt’s memory, Rune continues that legacy.
But when it is time for the Devil to collect his due, Rune could lose it all…
With the days counting down until she must defend her claim to the House of Magdalene—including the bar—Rune and her partner, the cyber-spy St. Benedict, hunt for a way to defeat her challenger, the fire Talent, Abraxas. Instead, they uncover long-kept secrets. But do they hold the key?
No matter what, the Devil will have its Day…
1st November – A Ballad of Faith and Blood: Part One by Andrew William Tinney
Kith Thorn is the greatest bard who ever lived. From the northern mountains of High Haven to the sweeping plains of the Southland, Kith captivates audiences large and small.
He is also cursed with ill luck. Misfortune, poverty, and disaster plague him wherever he goes.
Bound to the dreadful Sir Drasten Vo Karroc and the pious Sister Ayda, Kith finds himself swept off to the crusades, a player in an altogether different ballad; one of faith and of blood
1st November – How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps by Andrew Rowe
For thousands of years, there has been a cycle: a Demon King rises and conquers, and a Hero is reborn a hundred years later to defeat him. Each time, civilizations are ground to dust beneath the Demon King’s hordes, but humanity has remained secure in the belief that a Hero of legend will always save them. There’s just one slight problem. It’s only been 23 years since the Demon King’s latest rise, and this time, he’s already conquered more than half the world. If humanity simply waits for the Hero’s return, there may be no world left for him to save.
And so, Yui Shaw sets out with an ambitious plan. A 10-step plan.
She’ll find a way to obtain the Hero’s legendary sword. She’ll earn obscure classes, gain levels, and increase her skills. She’ll travel to the meticulously-crafted dungeons that seem designed for one specific Hero to complete. And, if she’s truly (un)fortunate, she might even find a fairy.
She might not be a Hero—but if she can fake it long enough, she might still be able to save the world.
2nd November – A Hero’s Welcome (Heroes of Troy #2) by Daniel Kelly
TROY HAS FALLEN
The greatest city on earth has been reduced to a pile of smoldering ash, but the cost has been high. The fabled king Priam with the last remnant of the city, knowing all hope of survival is gone, sacrifice themselves in a last act of defiance to destroy the greek army.
His once mighty army destroyed, his alliances in ruins.
Agamemnon crawls for the safety of his fortress walls of Mycaenea well aware that enemies will smell blood in the water.
But after ten years at war, who could you trust to keep your throne safe?
Running for their very lives, the refugees of Troy search the sea’s of the Mediterranean for refugee led by Aeneas. Somewhere they can survive, in the hope of one day bringing vengence to their home.
2nd November – Fading Lights by Ryan D Gebhart
As the Lucillian Alliance crumbles and Ramiel’s prison weakens, the Erynien Empire’s supporters’ true loyalties are revealed. Yet even with the scales of power shifting, all is not lost, Myrium still stands, legends awake, and a Phaedryn soars through the skies for the first time in fifteen hundred years. Devlyn must reconcile his identity and his place in the world to fulfill the prophecy spoken by Lucillia.
3rd November – The Stones of Aer (The Shattering of Kingdoms #3) by Emmet Moss
The battle lines have been drawn.
The An’Dari and his allies have embarked upon their quest for one of the missing Stones of Aer. The lost artifact of legend may hold the key to saving those trapped in the Grey. Pursued by the enemy, the survival of an entire ancient race is in their hands.
With the summer months fast approaching, defiant mercenary companies continue to clash with the forces of the new Protectorate Empire. The Prince’s army, now camped at the Dwarven fortress of Celig Helme, hones its skills in preparation for all-out war.
In the lands of the Northern Council, Elizabeth Mayne continues to navigate the political arena in Hallenford. Meanwhile, in the occupied port city of Edentor, rebels plan the daring rescue of a foreign noblewoman.
And, fulfilling a Silveryn prophecy, an infamous name from the past reaches out from the shadows – Kaleris has returned.
7th November – Ire of the Outsider: Dream One Book 2 by Alno Highking
‘To think that a savior cannot be evil is a lie. Our Zaeva sleeps at the peak of both mountains. The Void of Faegor and The Life it was born from.’
The deal between kings has been made, despite clashing ideals. Allowing Alqon to enter Asidra, the mortal realm of Sela with nothing but a empty stomach, a grasp of life and a chance…
Sela’s realms are not identical to the golden limbs of Faegor he is used to. Asidra burns black with human ambition. From the endless clash of power in the world of magics to the years of devastation war has brought to Nyrem, in one way or another Asidra has known only ambition and death. Today is no different.
In Qethran, the mightiest of lands in magic, the Seven Foundations rumble with a inevitable clash of magic’s elite before the new generation’s time comes. In the Blood Continent, all revolve around the coming steps the Lion will make to avoid becoming the next to fall and be devoured as his new border. And In the Isles, an outsider’s steps appear and is noticed as he reclaims his footing in a new world overflowing with life before his hunt begins.
8th October – Star Eater by Alno Highking
Five thousand years prior, Lalu The Cursed terrorized the universe with power stars had never seen before and still to this day, he was unstoppable. Every planet he stepped foot on was reduced to nothing, and its people by eras.
It was not until The First Alliance was born that his wrath could be challenged. That was not until the first half of the twelve stars was devoured, and the second to come. At the center is where the final battle was held. And in part to all that remained, the stars were allowed to continue to shine.
That was the story of Lalu The Cursed. A story among many we have truly forgotten.
Now, we are more alien to one another than ever before. Throughout the wars and greed and secrets, the official star powers and those who stand unnamed as their equals, the politicians, the syndicates fueled by blood, the syndicates fueled by peace, the average man’s regrets, and woman’s flaws, throughout it all… we are lost. So terribly lost.
And out there, somewhere out there the forgotten also remain. Far greater than the mighty of today, different than how we will remember. And they will return.
9th November – Seasons of Albadone by Elan Marche and Christopher Warman
An aspiring enchantress searching for a way to lift a terrible curse.
A drunken father makes a dangerous wish.
A foreman tilting the balance between nature and progress.
A mother traveling with her dying child in search of a healer.
Four paths merge.
Four destinies intertwine.
11th November – The Clockwork Ice Dragon by Liz Delton
An invention gone wrong. A city buried in snow. And she only has ‘til Christmas to make it right.
Aurelia Sundon has an idea for a brilliant invention that will ensure her family’s financial future. But the elite inventor’s guild has imposed a ridiculous deadline for invention applications: Christmas Day. With only four days until the deadline, Aurelia thinks she can finish it in time.
Until her old love Frederick Grandville steps back into her life when he enters the competition with his own invention. Frederick could be the downfall of Aurelia’s career. Again. But when his invention goes out of control, the wondrous snow it brings down on the ever-sunny city of Soldark turns into an outright blizzard.
With a broken promise between them, she’s not so sure she wants to help him. But the clock is ticking, the snow is getting deeper, and Aurelia must find a way to team up with her rival or risk losing her one chance at a better life.
12th November – The Weeping Sigil (Dreadbound Ode #2) by Jordan Loyal Short
Adrift in the void, Henrik’s rescue is only a prelude to slavery.
But his new life on Tyria is not at all what he expected. When the illustrious House of Quoll purchases him, Henrik finds himself living in the home of his old enemy, Prefect Brasca Quoll. Desperate to hide the truth of his last days on Heimir, Henrik dives into the murderous game of Tyrianite politics. Devastated by the catastrophe on the Norn homeworld, the Federation teeters on the brink of civil war.
While the Shining Ones maneuver their champions for the final confrontation, Henrik’s fevered visions unveil the scope of Moriigo’s nightmarish rebellion.
Aboard a stolen voidcraft, Brohr and Lyssa hurtle into the depths of the starry abyss, on a desperate exodus in search of safe haven. But the outer reaches of the system are full of strange worlds, haunted ruins, and bizarre cults.
As anarchy grips the streets of Tyria, Henrik vows to reveal the true peril facing the Federation: Moriigo’s return! While rival electors, assassins, and federal inquisitors plot the downfall of House Quoll, Henrik must bind himself to the future of his onetime enemies, lest the horrors of his prophetic visions come to pass!
13th November – Oh Wretched Moon by Kate Ramsey
They were never supposed to meet.
Stolen at birth and brought up underground, Luna knows nothing but darkness and isolation. When disaster drives her out of the only home she knows, she stumbles into a world of wonders. But monstrous creatures lurk in corridors—and then there’s the mysterious stranger who disappears when danger strikes.
Raised by a witch, Aethon has been taught to worship strength and fear nothing. When a hunting expedition keeps him out past curfew, he finally encounters a threat his courage cannot face. With the help of a strange girl he survives the harrowing night, but his life has already begun to crumble.
As opposite worlds collide, they will need to rely upon each other to find freedom. But which is more dangerous: captivity or escape?
13th November – Thorn of the Night Blossoms (Scions of the Black Lotus) RE-RELEASE by J.C. Kang
She’s the emperor’s deadliest assassin…
…who’s in love with her clan sister.
With a brewing insurrection threatening the realm, she must choose between love and duty.
Because when faced with a nascent rebellion, your decisions could save an empire.
Or topple it.
14th November – Finding Your Harpy Place (Tales of Arvia #2) by D.H. Willison
Life is a journey. On Arvia, it’s a perilous one.
Darin, a human of extraordinary unimpressiveness, astounded observers by surviving his first year on the mythical world of Arvia. His training and equipment may be questionable, but at least his best friend, Rinloh, an accident-prone harpy the size of a three-story building, is willing to lend a hand. Or a wing. Yet when an ancient magic artifact leaves a trail of chaos in its wake, it’s no longer just the giant mythical monsters he has to worry about.
Rinloh, a harpy whose unbridled enthusiasm leads to the occasional sundry destruction, charges into things talons first. Her curiosity is as insatiable as her flockmate’s appetite for human flesh, yet she can’t protect Darin from them until she becomes full-fledged. Regrettably, the test is a human hunt.
A distant forest may hold answers to both quests, yet who dares venture where even harpies fear tread?
Life is a journey. Sometimes the most important journeys are within.
16th November – Fatedancer (Books of the Ascendant #1) by Francis James Blair
For one hundred and forty-three cycles, humankind has been the playthings of the gods. Monsters spawn in endless swarms across the countryside, dungeons full of treasure lure the unprepared to their doom, and adventurers squabble amongst each other in a constant battle for supremacy. Whoever holds the highest score when the cycle ends is granted immortality, but only if you can live long enough to seize the prize.
Luf Corent doesn’t care about dungeons or immortality, only with ensuring that he and his sister continue to survive for another day. Unfortunately, when you’re the lowest-ranked member of the weakest guild in the city, life isn’t exactly glamorous. Luf’s future doesn’t hold much beyond killing sewer rats and avoiding the attention of the guild’s more elite members.
However, when a twist of fate makes Luf the most sought-after person on the continent, he quickly discovers there is more to being an adventurer than just killing rats. In order to survive to the cycle’s end he’ll need the help of the man who almost won the last ascension tournament, but that help might just be more dangerous than the people who are looking for him. Especially when it seems as if even the divines themselves are taking an interest in this tournament’s results.
After all, when the gods play their games, it’s always humanity that loses…
18th November – To Dream and Die as a Taniwha Girl (Yarnsworld #5) by Benedict Patrick
There is a price to pay for becoming a story.
Kaimana has defied the gods and won the freedom to spend the rest of her days travelling the collection of tropical islands she calls home.
But the people of the islands have taken notice of her.
They have started to tell her story; for many children, one of their favourite fireside tales is now that of the Taniwha Girl, the brave woman who befriends monsters.
Some islanders even pray to her.
The gods are displeased, but they are not the only ones paying attention to Kaimana’s rise to fame. On the borders of the island ring, an ancient demon – an old enemy of the Crescent Atoll – spreads its influence, and a spider-faced figure shadows Kaimana’s movements.
To secure her own safety, and that of her island home, Kaimana has to make a choice: turn her back on the people of the Crescent Atoll and continue enjoying the life she has won for herself, or give up all she holds dear to live up to the legend of the Taniwha Girl.
20th November – Coven of Shadows (The Souls’ Abyss #2) by S.C. Gowland
21st November – A Season of Ravens by J.R. Snyder
Confronting werewolves, exploring haunted forests, calming angry spirits, and befriending ancient vampires.
These are just a few of the tasks that Asher Norwood and his raven partner Aethon find themselves doing on any given day.
Asher is a sin eater, a guild of mages that exists to combat dark magic wherever it rears its ugly head. Invoking the forces of nature to protect a society that looks down on him, Asher will stop at nothing to defeat the monsters that plague his world.
Space for more…
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