Scifi and fantasy fans – enjoy these epic new books

FiefdomFiefdom by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent. The last of humanity has taken refuge in hibernation at the poles, hiding from the giant invading insects that have conquered the Earth!

Visions by Kelly Armstrong who often gets 5 star ratings from our readers.  Latest in New York Times bestselling author’s Cainsville series. Olivia’s power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her new hometown. Paranormal.

The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero. Gothic haunted house story meets supernatural conspiracy !

Dark Skye by Kresley Cole. Must be OK as it’s instalment 15 in the New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series. A sultry tale of a mighty warrior scarred inside and out and the beguiling sorceress with the power to heal him—or vanquish him forever.

Assail by Ian Esslemont. Scifi. Final novel in the epic and awesome Malazan series. The ice in Assail is melting …

StormcallerFool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb. Recommended by G R R Martin. Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods but behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer

Blood Games by Chloe Neill. More from Chicagoland Vampires

Dreamwalker by James Oswald. Reviewed as more epic than Gormenghast and a phenomenon for 2014

Stormcaller by Chris Wraight. Second novel in the Space Wolves series. Hours of Heresy series continues in October with ‘Scars’

Fantasy, paranormal and scifi new this week

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Among the highlights this week are Hugh Howey’s final instalment of the Wool trilogy and from G R R Martin, the multiple award-winning, best-selling author of The Song of Ice and Fire series, a book first published in 1986 about Haviland Tuf  – an honest space-trader who likes cats.

Denning, Tony – Star Wars: Crucible Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia have spent a lifetime fighting wars, bringing the Jedi back from extinction, raising families, and saving the galaxy more times than they can count. |b The stunning follow-up to Fate of the Jedi! Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia have spent a lifetime fighting wars, bringing the Jedi back from extinction, raising families, and saving the galaxy more times than they can count. They’ve earned the right to rest on their laurels and let the younger generation shoulder the burden–but fate has another adventure in store for our heroes, a quest only they can tackle and hope to survive.

Eden, Greg – Eternal flame   The generation ship Peerless has set out on a mission to discover the technology needed to save its home world from annihilation. But the Peerless is facing urgent problems of its own. It does not carry enough fuel to return home, so without a new form of propulsion the explorers will remain stranded in space

 Howey, Hugh – Dust The much-anticipated final instalment of the Wool trilogy. In a time when secrets and lies were the foundations of life, someone has discovered the truth. And they are going to tell. Jules knows what her predecessors created. She knows they are the reason life has to be lived in this way. And she won’t stand for it. But Jules no longer has supporters. And there is far more to fear than the toxic world beyond her walls. A poison is growing from within Silo 18. One that cannot be stopped. Unless Silo 1 step in

Mann, Phillip – The disestablishment of paradise   Something has gone wrong on the planet of Paradise. The human settlers are finding that their crops won’t grow and their lives are becoming more and more dangerous, the indigenous plantlife is changing in unpredictable ways, and the imported plantings wither and die. And so the order is given – Paradise will be abandoned. Not all agree with the decision. There are some who believe that Paradise has more to offer the human race, and so the leader of the research team and one of the demolition workers set off on a journey across the planet

Martin, G R R – Tuf voyaging   Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader, one of the few, and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth’s Ecological Engineering Corps? We’ll leave that aside for now – just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures. With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds

Weir, Andy – The Martian  So that’s the situation. I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. Everyone thinks I’m dead. I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death. So yeah. I’m screwed


Abraham, Daniel  – The tyrant’s law  Palliako begins a conquest aimed at bringing peace to the world, though his resources are stretched too thin. When things go poorly, he finds a convenient target among the 13 races and sparks a genocide. Clara Kalliam remakes herself as a loyal traitor and starts building an underground resistance movement

 Harris, Joanne M – The gospel of Loki With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods, who will never accept him as one of their own and for this he vows to take revenge. While Loki is planning the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tormentors, greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is brewing that will change the fate of the worlds

Williams, Jennifer – The copper promise There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel: some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great riches are hidden there; even that gods have been imprisoned in its darkest depths. For Lord Frith, the caverns hold the key to his vengeance. Against all the odds, he has survived torture and lived to see his home and his family taken from him – and now someone is going to pay. For Wydrin of Crosshaven and her faithful companion, Sir Sebastian Caverson, a quest to the Citadel looks like just another job. There’s the promise of gold and adventure. Who knows, they might even have a decent tale or two once they’re done. But sometimes there is truth in rumour. Sometimes it pays to listen. Soon this reckless trio will become the last line of defence against a hungry, restless terror that wants to tear the world apart


Cole, Kresley – Wicked deeds on a winter’s night USA Today bestselling author Kresley Cole delivers a tale about a jaded werewolf and a captivating young witch, adversaries with a vendetta between them

London, LaurieTempted by blood Paranormal Mills and Boon

Viehl, Lynn – Disenchanted & co Unlike most folks, Kit doesn’t believe in magic but she can’t refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is viciously wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks are part of a more ominous plot – one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband. Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of a nefarious deathmage and the unwelcome scrutiny of the police Chief Inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life – and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive

Scifi, Horror and fantasy new this week in Leeds Libraries

Some nice new titles in these genres for fans this week.


Bach, RachelFortune’s pawn – Deviana Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. One of those is going to get her killed one day – but not just yet. Not when she just got a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn’t misnamed: it likes to get into trouble. And with a reputation for bad luck that makes one year as security detail on this ship equal to five years everywhere else – Devi knows she’s found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan. But the Fool doesn’t give up its secrets without a fight, and one year might be more than even Devi can handle

Banks, Iain M Feersum endjinn  – a science fiction novel of great imagination, from a highly celebrated author.

Herbert and Anderson – Hellhole awakening General Adolphus knows the Monarchy crackdown is coming. Now he needs to pull together all the resources of the Hellhole colony, the ever-expanding shadow-Xayan settlement, and his connections with the other Deep Zone worlds

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Condit, SonjaThe starter house – When Lacey moves into her dream house, she believes it will be the perfect place to raise her first, precious child. But she soon realises that old houses hold secrets … and some secrets can kill

Duncan, GlenBy blood we live paranormal Remshi is the oldest vampire in existence. He is searching for the werewolf named Talulla, whom he believes is the reincarnation of his long lost – and only – love. But he is not the only one seeking Talulla. Hunted by the Militi Christi, a religious order hell-bent on wiping out werewolves and vampires alike, Remshi and Talulla must join forces to protect their families, fulfil an ancient prophecy and save both of their lives


Dalglish, DavidA dance of cloaks  – The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins – they fear only one man. Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves’ guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets. Aaron is Thren’s son, trained to be heir to his father’s criminal empire. He’s cold, ruthless – everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest’s daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers, and the iron rule of his fathe

Smith, A JThe black guard The Duke of Canarn is dead, executed by the King’s decree. The city lies in chaos, its people starving, sickening, and tyrannized by the ongoing presence of the King’s mercenary army. But still hope remains: the Duke’s children, the Lord Bromvy and Lady Bronwyn, have escaped their father’s fate. Separated by enemy territory, hunted by the warrior clerics of the One God, Bromvy undertakes to win back the city with the help of the secretive outcasts of the Darkwald forest, the Dokkalfar. The Lady Bronwyn makes for the sanctuary of the Grass Sea and the warriors of Ranen with the mass of the King’s forces at her heels. And in the mountainous region of Fjorlan, the High Thain Algenon Teardrop launches his Dragon Fleet against the Red Army

Tchaikovsky, Adrian War master’s gate Relentlessly advancing towards Collegium, the Empire is again seeking to break down its walls. The mighty imperial armies have learnt from their failures, and Empress Seda will brook no weakness in her soldiers. Yet the campaign may be decided far from marching armies. In an ancient forest, the Empress Seda is seeking lost magic. Some dangerous shadow of old night is locked up among these trees and she is wants its power. Cheerwell Maker must stop her – but will their rivalry awaken something far deadlier

Wilson, GeoffreyWar of the Grail The year is 1856. King John is dead and the war that will win or lose the English rebellion has finally begun. Regiments of Rajthanan troops are massing to the south of free Shropshire while to the north, refugees bring stories of attacks by the devil himself. A strange set of maps that Jack Casey discovered in Scotland could hold the key to England’s freedom. Kanvar, the rebel’s engimatic Sikh ally, believes the charts will unlock the secrets of the Rajthanans’ magic and perhaps guide Jack to the Holy Grail. But can Jack harness the power of the Grail before the conqueror’s overwhelming forces destroy the dream of a free England forever?

McKay, Emily – The lair fantasy/dystopian Twin sisters Lily and Mel have bravely escaped the Farm – a place where young people are bred to die. Now separated, they must continue the fight on their own. After making it to a resistance base camp, Lily decides to make the difficult trek north to Canada – and safety. Meanwhile, Mel is being taught how to survive by the vampire who turned her.But when a monstrous betrayal places Lily in mortal danger, Mel must set out to find her and save her sister, But in the fight against the ultimate evil, can both hope to survive?

Duncan, GlenBy blood we live paranormal Remshi is the oldest vampire in existence. He is searching for the werewolf named Talulla, whom he believes is the reincarnation of his long lost – and only – love. But he is not the only one seeking Talulla. Hunted by the Militi Christi, a religious order hell-bent on wiping out werewolves and vampires alike, Remshi and Talulla must join forces to protect their families, fulfil an ancient prophecy and save both of their lives