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Upcoming Books in April

By / March 20, 2017 / no comments

April is probably the best month for fantasy this year. Giddyup!

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red-sister-coverRed Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) – Mark Lawrence (April 1st)

Mark Lawrence has really hit the scene with his last two trilogies. He has a way of making these anti-heroes work for him and gets everyone to love them, even though they can be sadistic as f*** sometimes. His Broken Empire books makes one of our top 25 fantasy books / series and his recent conclusion to his Red Queen’s War series made one of our best fantasy books of 2016 picks.

It’s no surprise that his upcoming book looks like something special too.

What I really admire of Lawrence with the start of this new trilogy is that he has moved away from the last two trilogies and written a new world, new characters and possibly an even greater trilogy than his previous ones.

Lawrence is always trying to push the envolope and do something completely new in each new series he writes. Expect the same here.

Definitely one of the top 10 books I would love to read next year.

boundBound (Alex Verus #8) – Benedict Jacka (April 4th)

There hasn’t been a bad Alex Verus book.

However, what I’m hoping for is for this story to move forward. The last couple in the series have really seen the story stagnate. While things happen, the character development and overall story hasn’t,

There is so much potential and the magic in this world is fantastic. Even Jim Butcher, the King of Detective Wizards has given this series praise.

Can Benedict Jacka fullfil on the promise the series holds? We’ll see. Up until the last book, I personally prefer the Alex Verus books to the Dresden Files books. But we’ll see how things play out over 2017 with new books by both authors on the table.

skullswornSkullsworn – Brian Staveley (April 25th)

These are Staveley’s own words: Skullsworn, is about an assassin, Pyrre, who goes back to the city of her birth to pass the final test of her religious order: killing ten people in a month. She’s not all that worried about the killing—after all, she’s been training for fifteen years among some of the most deadly men and women in the world. The trouble is, the test stipulates that among the ten offerings, one must be a person that she loves. And Pyrre has never been in love. So it’s a romance novel—some kissing, some heartache, some sex—but with monsters, murder, and buckets and buckets of blood.

 

witchwoodThe Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard #1) – Tad Williams (April 4th)

Osten Ard is at a critical turning point once again. Ancient enemies, long silent, are preparing to reclaim lands that were once theirs…

Two series have preceded this one to come. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn was one of the big Trilogies that he wrote back in the 90s. The Last King of Osten came after which is a stand alone and The Witchwood Crown takes over from that.

If you want some old school writing style but by an author who knows how to adapt to the changing fantasy genre, then give this a go!

 

miraclesCity of Miracles (The Divine Cities #3) – Robert Jackson Bennett (April 20th)

City of Stairs was rated #2 in the best fantasy books of 2014, so you know that you’re headed in the right direction with this series. City of Miracles is the last in the trilogy so, if you are one of those people who likes to read all in a series in one go, then pick up this goodness.

 

 

 

 

tyrantsthroneTyrant’s Throne (Greatcoats #4) – Sebastian de Castell (April 4th)

Like the above, Tyrant’s Throne is the last in the series.

Sebastian de Castell’s epic fantasy tale of Greatcoats is dark, bleak and gritty and yet the drama is the one that shines through. Humour is added from time to time to break up the seriousness.

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Jon Snow

Believe it or not, Jon Snow really got into reading only after reading A Game of Thrones back in 2002. Previously the only fantasy he had read were Lord of the Rings and many Magic: The Gathering books.While juggling teaching life, he tries to keep up with recently published books.

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