Upcoming Releases March 27 – April 2, 2016

March 26, 2016

Here’s a rundown of the books we think you should look out for in coming in the week. See any that you are really looking forward to? Find any you had not heard of yet? Know of books we missed?

We know we don’t have everything and would love to hear what you feel we may have overlooked.

 

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The Mortal TallyThe Mortal Tally (Bring Down Heaven, #2) by Sam Sykes
Published by Orbit on March 29th 2016
Pages: 688

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Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with the second thrilling novel in his Bring Down Heaven series.

The heart of civilization bleeds.
Cier'Djaal, once the crowning glory of the civilized world, has gone from a city to a battlefield and a battlefield to a graveyard. Foreign armies clash relentlessly on streets laden with the bodies of innocents caught in the crossfire. Cultists and thieves wage shadow wars, tribal armies foment outside the city's walls, and haughty aristocrats watch the world burn from on high.As his companions struggle to keep the city from destroying itself, Lenk travels to the Forbidden East in search of the demon who caused it all. But even as he pursues Khoth-Kapira, dark whispers plague his thoughts. Khoth-Kapira promises him a world free of war where Lenk can put down his sword at last. And Lenk finds it hard not to listen.When gods are deaf, demons will speak.

 

The Second DeathThe Second Death (Los Nefilim, #3) by T. Frohock
Published by Harper Voyager Impulse on March 29th 2016
Pages: 128

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Save the world, or save his family…
For Diago Alvarez, that’s the choice before him. For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable:
Help the Nazis receive the plans to the ultimate weapon.
And while Diago grows more comfortable not only with his heritage, but also with his place among Guillermo’s Los Nefilim, he is still unsure if he truly belongs amongst them.
In a frantic race to save the future of humanity, Diago is forced to rely on his daimonic nature to deceive an angel. In doing so, he discovers the birth of a modern god—one that will bring about a new world order from which no one can escape.
The Second Death is the final chapter in T. Frohock’s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim trilogy, which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called “a joy to read.”

 

Downfall of the GodsDownfall of the Gods by K. J. Parker
Published by Subterranean Press on March 31st 2016
Our reviews of this author: The Last Witness, The Devil You Know

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If you visit the Temple and ask nicely for forgiveness, you might get it—assuming you aren’t Lord Archias and you haven’t killed the Goddess’s favorite musician, Lysippus. But even goddesses are expected to follow certain rules, and as much as she wants to punish Lord Archias it seems her troublesome, all-powerful father forbids it. So the Goddess will just have to get around that by forgiving Lord Archias if he can manage some simple—or, rather, seemingly impossible—tasks. A Goddess has to do what a goddess has to do.
And in World Fantasy Award winner K.J. Parker’s sharply inventive new novella Downfall of the Gods that means everything from soothing supernatural egos to accompanying the argumentative Lord Archias on an epic quest to save his soul…and get her own way. As the Goddess and her mortal charge make their way across the world to the Land of the Dead, a host of divine surprises await them. Could what they find at the end be the downfall of the gods themselves? Only time will tell. This is a story Parker fans won’t want to miss.

 

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BattlestormBattlestorm (Midgard, #3) by Susan Krinard
Published by Tor Books on March 29th 2016
Pages: 480

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The third installment in New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard’s first urban fantasy series...
Centuries ago, the Norse gods and goddesses fought their Last Battle with the trickster god Loki and his frost giants. All were believed lost, except for a few survivors…including the Valkyrie Mist, forgotten daughter of the goddess Freya.
But the battle isn’t over, and Mist—living a mortal life in San Francisco—is at the center of a new war, with the fate of earth hanging in the balance. As old enemies and allies reappear around the city, Mist must determine who to trust, all while learning to control her own growing power.
It will take all of Mist’s courage, determination, and newfound magical abilities to stop Loki before history repeats itself.

 

JavelinRainJavelin Rain by Myke Cole
Published by Ace on March 29th 2016
Pages: 352

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The fast-paced, adrenaline-filled sequel to Gemini Cell, set in the same magical and militaristic world of the acclaimed Shadow Ops series. Javelin: A code denoting the loss of a national security asset with strategic impact. Rain: A code indicating a crisis of existential proportions. Javelin Rain incidents must be resolved immediately, by any and all means necessary, no matter what the cost...   Being a US Navy SEAL was Jim Schweitzer’s life right up until the day he was killed. Now, his escape from the government who raised him from the dead has been coded "Javelin Rain." Schweitzer and his family are on the run from his former unit, the Gemini Cell, and while he may be immortal, his wife and son are not.   Jim must use all of his strength to keep his family safe, while convincing his wife he’s still the same man she once loved. Only what his former allies have planned to bring him down could mean disaster not only for Jim and his family, but for the entire nation...

 


 

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The Mortal Tally Sykes, Sam 3/29/2016 Orbit
Battlestorm Susan Krinard 3/29/2016 Tor
The Second Death T. Frohock 3/29/2016 Harper Voyager
Downfall of the Gods K. J. Parker 3/31/2016 Subterranean Press
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Lisa Taylor

I read. Mainly fantasy. Sometimes horror or science fiction. I like books that have a dark side and am not a fan of happy fairy tales. I also have a tendency to tell people what I think of these books (and hopefully why!)

You can also find me blogging about books at Tenacious Reader
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2 Comments

  • Simon Ellberger March 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I would add one book:

    Javelin Rain (A Shadow Ops Novel) by Myke Cole; to be published by Ace on March 29, 2016 (352 pages).

    The synopsis:

    “The fast-paced, adrenaline-filled sequel to Gemini Cell, set in the same magical and militaristic world of the acclaimed Shadow Ops series.

    Javelin: A code denoting the loss of a national security asset with strategic impact.

    Rain: A code indicating a crisis of existential proportions.

    Javelin Rain incidents must be resolved immediately, by any and all means necessary, no matter what the cost…

    Being a US Navy SEAL was Jim Schweitzer’s life right up until the day he was killed. Now, his escape from the government who raised him from the dead has been coded “Javelin Rain.” Schweitzer and his family are on the run from his former unit, the Gemini Cell, and while he may be immortal, his wife and son are not.

    Jim must use all of his strength to keep his family safe, while convincing his wife he’s still the same man she once loved. But what his former allies have planned to bring him down could mean disaster not only for Jim and his family, but for the entire nation…”

    • Lisa Taylor March 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Oh, that one should probably have been on this list, I am sorry I missed it. (Actually I may update the list to include it)

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