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New Releases: 4/2

Happy New Releases Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

Kellanved’s Reach by Ian C. Esslemont

Place holder  of - 49The incessant war between the bickering city states of Quon Tali rages. So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upstart mage from Dal Hon has gained control of the southern seas.

Kellanved could not care less about any of this petty politicking or strategy or war. Something other and altogether more mysterious has caught his attention and he – together with a reluctant and his decidedly skeptical friend Dancer – traverse continents and journey through the Realms. But this ancient mystery that has so captivated Kellanved is neither esoteric nor ephemeral. It involves the Elder races themselves, and more alarmingly, the semi-mythic Army of Dust and Bone.

Surely no one in their right mind would be so foolish as to embark on a journey from which none have returned? Well, no one except Kellanved.

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Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid

Image Placeholder of - 20When Peter Smith’s classmate snaps a picture of him during a late night run at the track, Peter thinks he might be in trouble. When she posts that photo—along with the caption, “See the Pretty Boy Run,”—Peter knows he’s in trouble. But when hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period Chem Class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency.

Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative. After a massive screw-up on his first mission, he’s on a pity assignment, a dozen hit lists and now, social media, apparently. As #Prettyboy, of all freaking things.

His cover’s blown, his school’s under siege, and if he screws up now, #Prettyboy will become #Deadboy faster than you can say, ‘fifteen minutes of fame.’ Trapped in a high school with rabid killers and rabid fans, he’ll need all his training and then some to save his job, his school and, oh yeah, his life.

The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams

Poster Placeholder of - 63Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission: to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.

Hot on her trail is the Pax–a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.

Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers.

And that’s just the beginning . . .

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in April

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in April! See who is coming to a city near you this month.

W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Way Home

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Saturday, April 14th
Palm Beach Book Festival
Palm Beach, FL
3:00 PM
Books provided by Follett Bookstore.

Spencer Ellsworth, Starfire: Memory’s Blade

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Thursday, April 26th
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM
Also with Joseph Brassey.

Neal Griffin, By His Own Hand

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Tuesday, April 17th
Warwick’s Books
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21st
Book Carnival
Orange, CA
2:00 PM

Saturday, April 28th
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
2:00 PM
Also with Robert Dugoni and Baron R. Birtcher.

Margaret Killjoy, The Barrow Will Send What It May

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Tuesday, April 3rd
Firestorm Books
Asheville, NC
6:00 PM

Kimberly Reid, Prettyboy Must Die

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Thursday, April 5th
Boulder Bookstore
Boulder, CO
6:30 PM

John Scalzi, Head On

Tuesday, April 17th
Literati Bookstore
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 18th
Prairie Lights
Iowa City, IA
7:00 PM

Thursday, April 19th
Barnes & Noble
Roseville, MN
7:00 PM

Monday, April 23rd
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis, MO
7:00 PM
Books provided by the Novel Neighbor.

Tuesday, April 24th
The Strand
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 25th
Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Washington, DC
7:00 PM

Monday, April 30th
Troy-Miami County Public Library
Troy, OH
6:30 PM
Books provided by Jay and Mary’s Book Center.

Paula Stokes, Ferocious 

Tuesday, April 24th
Longview Library
Longview, WA
6:00 PM
Also with Sheryl Scarborough and Tina Connolly.
Books provided by Vintage Books

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New Releases: 2/13/18

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

1972: A Novel of Ireland’s Unfinished Revolution by Morgan Llewelyn

Place holder  of - 73 The Irish Century series is the narrative of the epic struggle of the Irish people for independence through the tumultuous twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn’s magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, continued in 1921 and 1949, and now continues with 1972.

1972 tells the story of Ireland from 1950–1972 as seen through the eyes of young Barry Halloran, son and grandson of Irish revolutionaries. Following family tradition, at eighteen Barry joins the Irish Republican Army to help complete what he sees as ‘the unfinished revolution’.

Echoes of Understorey by Thoraiya Dyer

Placeholder of  -37 Great deeds are expected of Imeris. She has trained endlessly to become an extraordinary fighter. Yet she wants more than to compete against the glories of her divine sister and the charms of her courtesan brother.

Imeris thought she could prove her worth during a mission to kill a body-snatching sorceress, but fails disastrously. With death on her conscience and in hiding from her peers, Imeris is determined to find a way to redeem herself.

What she doesn’t expect is to be recruited in a Hunt for the Ages, chasing a terrifying, magical beast that will take all her skills to stop.

Final Strike by William S. Cohen

Poster Placeholder of - 2 Sixty million years ago, the K-T Asteroid obliterated the dinosaurs, and now its apocalyptic twin is rocketing toward the US on a similar mission of extermination. Russian President Boris Lebed, the charismatic successor to Vladimir Putin, wants to turn that asteroid into a superweapon to use against the US and is holding Hamilton hostage in Moscow until Hamilton agrees to help. Former Senator and National Security Advisor Sean Falcone leads a dangerous off-the-books operation to bring Hamilton home and derail Lebed’s disastrous plan.

But will Falcone succeed in time?

Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid

Image Place holder  of - 22 When Peter Smith’s classmate snaps a picture of him during a late night run at the track, Peter thinks he might be in trouble. When she posts that photo—along with the caption, “See the Pretty Boy Run,”—Peter knows he’s in trouble. But when hostiles drop through the ceiling of his 6th period Chem Class, Peter’s pretty sure his trouble just became a national emergency.

Because he’s not really Peter Smith. He’s Jake Morrow, former foster-kid turned CIA operative.

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Image Placeholder of - 41 Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

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Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

In Amberlough, amidst rising political tensions, three lives become intertwined with the fate of the city itself. As the twinkling marquees lights yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other.

 

Tomorrow’s Kin by Nancy Kress

The aliens have arrived… they’ve landed their Embassy ship on a platform in New York Harbor, and will only speak with the United Nations. They say that their world is so different from Earth, in terms of gravity and atmosphere, that they cannot leave their ship. The population of Earth has erupted in fear and speculation.

One day Dr. Marianne Jenner, an obscure scientist working with the human genome, receives an invitation that she cannot refuse. The Secret Service arrives at her college to escort her to New York, for she has been invited, along with the Secretary General of the UN and a few other ambassadors, to visit the alien Embassy.

NEW IN MANGA:

Citrus Vol. 7 Story and art by Saburouta

Magical Girl Site Vol. 5 Story and art by Kentaro Sato

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