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Upcoming Books in February 2015

By / January 30, 2015 / no comments

Hope everyone had a good rest and spent time with family and friends in Dec/Jan. Obviously there have been some great books in Jan with Firefight, Golden Son and Providence of Fire among many others. Providence of Fire is the front runner in my opinion, but a couple of books in Feb could over take it. LordGrimdark himself appears here and has a rave review from Danica (regular contributor) as well as the finale to The Powder Mage trilogy.

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

The sequel to the very successful Half a King. Yes it is YA but the book is still gritty and full of plot twists. About a crippled Prince of Gettland, Yarvi has a maimed hand since birth. Because of this, he is seen by lesser by many people. When his father dies, he is thrust upon the throne immediately by his mother and that’s where more of his problems brew.

This series reads really well (Danica’s ARC review) and should be high on a lot of other people’s lists this year. If you haven’t picked up Abercrombie before, this could be a great series for you. If you refer something that is completed, then give The Blade Itself a go.


Gemini Cell by Myke Cole

A budding author who was very successful with his first trilogy called The Shadow Ops. A modern day Military fantasy book. He’s been so successful that he’s been contracted to write another trilogy in the same world. Myke Cole is into his social media and he can be seen talking with fans from around the globe. If you like urban fantasy, then give this series or his previous series a try, it isn’t the run of the mill stuff.


Trigger Warning: Short Fiction and Distrubances by Neil Gaiman

He’s got a new book. Wait a second. It’s short stories. But his previous one, Fragile Things in 2006 was a best seller! Neil Gaiman would probably be one of the most popular authors out there. He spans so many different genres and can grab many different audiences. He’s written Sandman (graphic novel), Coraline (children’s book), Neverwhere (fairy tale twist), American Gods (urban fantasy) and other best sellers. Those of us who loved American Gods can be happy (or maybe not) that he has a short story from this world.


The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

Here it is, the third book of his Powder Mage trilogy. This, much like The Hero of Ages (Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson), will decide whether or not McClellan is the real deal. Can he close off a trilogy. He has a unique magic system and believable characters. His world building still needs to be worked on, but overall a series that you can grab and just enjoy without wanting something too deep . Promise of Blood, Book 1 of the series was one of my favourite books in 2013, and it was contending with Anthony Ryan’s Blood Song, Brent Weeks’ Blinding Knife and Sanderson’s double whopper of YA, The Rithmatist and Steelheart.


Other books of note:
Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Karen Memory by Elizabeth bear
The very best of Kate Elliot by Kate Elliot
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

 

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