We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to three incredible adventures. From politics and intrigue to other dimensions we’ve got three unmissable novels to stave away the winter blues. Have your wishlists at the ready, we’ve got three epic reasons to visit your local bookshop, favourite online retailer or library.
The Girl on the Liar’s Throne by Den Patrick: Mixing Machiavellian intrigue and high fantasy, Den Patrick’s fantasy novels, with their Renaissance Italy like setting have brought an enticing new flavour to the fantasy genre. In a castle that is reminiscent of Gormenghast in its size and brooding presence a collection of young, flawed but resilient outsiders find their way through a dangerous society teetering on the brink of dramatic change, even as it learns the fantastical secrets of its past.
Anea is the Silent Queen, struggling to bring change to the ancient society of Landfall. Vested interests and dark magics alike are determined to hold onto power in a society where loyalties are fluid and the true nature of the players is hidden. It’s a game of politics, which can be a lethal even for those close to the throne.
Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan: A woman with wings that exist in another dimension. A man trapped in his own body by a killer. A briefcase that is a door to hell. A conspiracy that reaches beyond our world. Breathtaking SF from a Clarke Award-winning author.
Tricia Sullivan has written an extraordinary, genre defining novel that begins with the mystery of a woman who barely knows herself and ends with a discovery that transcends space and time. On the way we follow our heroine as she attempts to track down a killer in the body of another man, and the man who has been taken over, his will trapped inside the mind of the being that has taken him over.
And at the centre of it all a briefcase that contains countless possible realities.
The Beauty of Destruction by Gavin G. Smith: In the past, present and future, humanity is under attack from a mysterious dark power. The invasion reaches its shattering conclusion in this epic space opera.
In the far future, after the Loss of Earth, war has begun and an unknowable alien race has awakened, intent on the destruction of everything.
Here and now, the end of the world has come. And the only way our species will survive is if two augmented humans can fight their way through apocalypse to a faint glimmer of hope.
Long ago, the seeds of that apocalypse were resisted by the warrior tribes of Britain, with devastating consequences for them and their lands.
And all three of these times will meet on another world . . .