I LOOK FORWARD TO READING AND REVIEWING THE FOLLOWING TITLES this month:)
Every fighter faces his final fight. Even one made of stone.
WINNER OF BEST SELF-PUBLISHED NOVEL IN THE 2017 BOOKNEST FANTASY AWARDS
“Echoes of Brandon Sanderson and Scott Lynch.”
– SFF World
“Grimdark with heart and soul.”
– Anna Smith Spark, author of Empires of Dust
“A very, very good read."
– Fantasy Faction
“A brutal delight with thrilling action and heart, rowdy and wise, bloody and tender at the same time."
– Dyrk Ashton, author of The Paternus Trilogy
Merciless. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.
Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters.
Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.
Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.
Action-packed and emotionally-charged, The Heart of Stone is a dark fantasy novel that explores the aspects of human nature. Perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Mark Lawrence, and Joe Abercrombie.
“From the fascinating world-building to the intriguing, colorful and memorable characters, The Heart of Stone is a pleasure to read.”
“Dark, brutal and violent, and packed with heart and emotional depth, The Heart of Stone is an intriguing novel.”
– Alan Baxter, author of the Alex Caine Series
“This is Ben’s best book yet. Plain and simple.”
– Michael R. Miller, author of The Dragon’s Blade Trilogy
"A solidly written and fascinating dark fantasy."
Author: Ben Galley
Format: Kindle Edition, 406 pages
Published: March 30th 2017 by BenGalley.com
There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth...
Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She's the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She's also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist.
But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather's Theorem on the universe.
The Space Between Time is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.
Genre: Fiction / Contemporary
Author: Charlie Laidlaw
Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Expected publication: June 20th 2019 by Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 1786156946 (ISBN13: 9781786156945)
This amazing epic fantasy debut is perfect for fans of Robin Hobb and Naomi Novik.
I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me...
Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he's a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state.
But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising...and angry.
Author: Sam Hawke
Format: Paperback, 559 pages
Published: July 3rd 2018 by Tor Books
Original Title: City of Lies
ISBN: 0765396890 (ISBN13: 9780765396891)
Edition Language: English
Series: Poison Wars #1
Nora Krug's story of her attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the forces that have shaped her life, her generation, and history.
Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow throughout her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. For Nora, the simple fact of her German citizenship bound her to the Holocaust and its unspeakable atrocities and left her without a sense of cultural belonging. Yet Nora knew little about her own family’s involvement in the war: though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it.
In her late thirties, after twelve years in the US, Krug realizes that living abroad has only intensified her need to ask the questions she didn’t dare to as a child and young adult. Returning to Germany, she visits archives, conducts research, and interviews family members, uncovering in the process the stories of her maternal grandfather, a driving teacher in Karlsruhe during the war, and her father’s brother Franz-Karl, who died as a teenage SS soldier in Italy. Her quest, spanning continents and generations, pieces together her family’s troubling story and reflects on what it means to be a German of her generation.
Genre: Graphic Novel / Memoir
Author: Nora Krug
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: October 2nd 2018 by Scribner (first published August 27th 2018)
Original Title: Heimat: Ein deutsches Familienalbum
ISBN: 1476796629 (ISBN13: 9781476796628)
Edition Language: English
Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.
Genre: Classic / Fiction / Literature
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Format: Paperback, 317 pages
Published: June 1997 by Vintage International (first published 1955)
Original Title Lolita