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This Month's Featured Books

Reader Reviewed The Dark Days Club
Alison Goodman
This first novel in a trilogy of deliciously dark, supernatural page-turners set in Regency England is packed with passion, period detail and devastating demons. London, 1812, and sharp-minded, strong-spirited Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to be presented to Queen Charlotte....
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2016
     
Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on The Loney, that " wild and useless length of English coastline", a "strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
The Philosopher Kings
Jo Walton
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A follow-up to the much acclaimed 'The Just City' from Canada-based Welsh author Walton. Fantasy with a strong philosophical bent involving the Greek Gods but not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
     
The Book of the Crowman
Joseph D'Lacey
‘The Book of the Crowman' the second and last volume of ‘The Black Dawn’, is stirring, provocative and compelling. You most definitely need to start this journey with ‘Black Feathers’, this story needs to be told, to be heard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2014
     
Black Feathers
Joseph D'Lacey
A darkly rich and foreboding fantasy which hovers on the frightening edge of a believable future. Set in an alternate England, so very similar to our own, volume one of ‘The Black Dawn’ focuses on two teenagers in two different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/03/2013
     
Arcadia
James Treadwell
Until this final volume arrived on my doorstep, I was unaware of Treadwell's outstanding fantasy trilogy. Needless to say, I rushed to catch up with the earlier books (Advent and Anarchy). What can I say? It's wonderful and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
Meeting Infinity
James S. A. Corey, Madeline Ashby, Kameron Hurley
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. ('Engineering Inifinity', 'Edge of Infinity', 'Reach for Infinity' ) have been garnering awards for several years and this will no doubt be the case...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/12/2015
     
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith
This special, tie-in movie edition is being released to coincide with the upcoming film, featuring an all star cast. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a New York Times best seller and has sold over 50,000 copies in the UK....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
Maxim Jakubowski's January 2016 Book of the Month. A spectacular British SF debut that brings William Gibson’s cyberpunk genre to new heights...
 
 

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love...
 
 

Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Peter Caswell is a killer without a conscience as after every mission his mind is wiped and...
 
 

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King
The ominously significant title of ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ slashes through the delicate vibrancy of the cover, summing up the contents beautifully. 18 short stories and two poems, steaming...
 
 

Jimmy and the Crawler
Raymond E. Feist
A fantastic new novella from the master of magic and adventure. Bestselling author Raymond E. Feist returns to the city of Krondor and one of his most loved characters, Jimmy...
 
 

Truthwitch
Susan Dennard
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands...The first in The Witchlands series, Truthwitch is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age story perfect for...
 
 

The Autumn Republic
Brian McClellan
Truly fascinating characters set in a striking world, with an artful weaving of plot lines and locations, marks this as an impressively memorable fantasy series. If this is your first...
 
 

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Becky Chambers
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a...
 
 

Made to Kill
Adam Christopher
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. This first in a planned ‘LA Trilogy’, this is a romp and a half. Set anachronistically in...
 
 

Occupy Me
Tricia Sullivan
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Pearl is an angel and works for the Resistance. But, in truth, she doesn’t really know who...
 
 

The Promise of the Child
Tom Toner
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Yet another mighty impressive Science Fictional debut from a new British writer with a background in fine...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Night Music: Nocturnes 2
John Connolly
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Book of...
 
 

Slade House
David Mitchell
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Slade House, Slade Alley. We enter it with different narrators from 1979 to the present in nine yearly intervals. Initially each section...
 
 

Dead Funny: Encore
Robin Ince
This Christmas, the world turns on its head again. What happens when the light gives way to the dark? When mirth turns to murder? When the howls are not from...
 
 

The Discworld Atlas
Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
This stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map,...
 
 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is one of my all-time favourite authors. His books are varied; comedy, supernatural thriller, children’s fable, graphic novel; but one thing is certain, the content will be beautiful,...
 
 

The Mysteries
Lisa Tuttle
A Texan writer who has lived in Britain for many years, Lisa Tuttle is a secret treasure. Her work has for years skirted the tenuous, poetic reaches of horror and...
 
 

Library of Souls The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
Maxim Jakubowski November 2015 Highly Recommended. The final volume in the gripping saga of...
 
 

Dream Paris
Tony Ballantyne
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A sequel to the fascinating DREAM LONDON in which Ballantyne conjured a sparkling version of a...
 
 

Horrorology
Stephen Jones
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Another striking volume from the doyen of horror editors, this collection, illustrated by none other than Clive...
 
 

Frankenstein Or, the Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley
A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate...
 
 
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