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See below for a selection of the latest books from Fantasy category. Presented with a red border are the Fantasy books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Fantasy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Amber Garden

The Amber Garden

Author: Cynthea Masson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

The City We Became

The City We Became

Author: N. K. Jemisin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything' NEW YORK TIMES 'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. 'The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy' GQ 'N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction' BUSTLE

The City We Became

The City We Became

Author: N. K. Jemisin Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything' NEW YORK TIMES 'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. 'The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy' GQ 'N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction' BUSTLE

The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 15 (light novel)

The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 15 (light novel)

Author: Tsutomu Satou, Kana Ishida Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2020

Though there are only a few scant days left before the National Thesis Competition, instead of preparing for the big day, Tatsuya and Miyuki have traveled to Kyoto in search of the fugitive Zhou Gongjin. They coordinate with Kudou Minoru in what seems like a fruitless search, following leads that lead nowhere-until a Saegusa bodyguard turns up dead by the Katsura River. As they close in on their quarry's hideout, Mayumi joins to seek vengeance and Tatsuya calls upon an old rival for help...

Smoke in the Glass Immortals' Blood Book One

Smoke in the Glass Immortals' Blood Book One

Author: Chris Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

A thrilling new dark fantasy series about immortality, war and survival, from the bestselling historical author Chris (CC) Humphreys Three lands, peopled by humans and immortals. In Corinthium a decadent endlessly-lived elite run the world for profit and power. But when a poor, honest solider dies, and is reborn, everything changes. In wintry Midgarth, where immortals are revered as deities, one of them has realized that something - or someone - is killing the gods. And in Ometepe there is only one immortal, for he has murdered every other. Until one woman gives birth to a very special baby.Yet there is a fourth, hidden land, where savage tribes have united under the prophecy of 'the One': a child who is neither boy nor girl. Now they plan to conquer the world. Unless a broken soldier, a desperate mother and a crippled god can stop them...

Wizard of the Pigeons

Wizard of the Pigeons

Author: Megan Lindholm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The fifth book in the Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) backlist. Seattle: a place as magical as the Emerald City. Subtle magic seeps through the cracks in the paving stones of the sprawling metropolis. But only the inhabitants who possess special gifts are open to the city's consciousness; finding portents in the graffiti, reading messages in the rubbish or listening to warnings in the skipping-rope chants of children. Wizard is bound to Seattle and her magic. His gift is the Knowing - a powerful enchantment allowing him to know the truth of things; to hear the life-stories of ancient mummies locked behind glass cabinets, to receive true fortunes from the carnival machines, to reveal to ordinary people the answers to their troubles and to safeguard the city's equilibrium. The magic has its price; Wizard must never have more than a dollar in his pocket, must remain celibate, and he must feed and protect the pigeons. But a threat to Seattle has begun to emerge in the portents. A malevolent force born of Wizard's forgotten past has returned to prey upon his power and taunt him with images of his obscure history; and he is the only wizard in Seattle who can face the evil and save the city, his friends and himself.

The House of Sundering Flames

The House of Sundering Flames

Author: Aliette de Bodard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The great magical Houses of Paris - headed by Fallen angels and magicians - were, however temporarily, at peace with each other. Until House Harrier was levelled by a powerful explosion. Now that peace has become chaos, tearing apart old alliances and setting off a race in which each House hoards magic and resources to protect itself against another such blast. Thuan, the Dragon head of the divided House Hawthorn, is still consolidating his power when war comes to his doorstep. Aurore -exiled from and almost beaten to death by House Harrier - sees her moment to seek power in order to protect her family, even if she must venture back to her destroyed former home to get it. And Emmanuelle finds herself alone in the middle of it all, driven to protect others, trying to piece together what has happened, andhoping - eventually - to make sense of it all. None of them know what destroyed House Harrier, though . . . and when they do uncover that fiery, destructive magic then divided Houses, old enemies and estranged friends will all have to make a decision: stand together, or burn alone . . . None of them know what destroyed House Harrier, though . . . and when they do uncover that fiery, destructive magic then divided Houses, old enemies and estranged friends will all have to make a decision: stand together, or burn alone . . . Praise for Aliette de Bodard 'Aliette de Bodard presents a gritty, otherworldly Paris in her fast-paced, fantastical thriller' Washington Post 'Elegantly written' Guardian 'A superb blend of intrigue, mystery and magic, and urban fantasy; brilliantly written' Civilian Reader

Ravencaller Book Two of the Keepers

Ravencaller Book Two of the Keepers

Author: David Dalglish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

In Ravencaller, the action-packed sequel to Soulkeeper, a dark and ancient magic has risen. Monsters, once thought myth, have returned. And only one warrior-priest can stand against them. Magical creatures are attacking the capital city, seeking to retake what was once theirs, and no one is safe. Ancient cultists have cursed the highest members of the Church, turning them into twisted abominations. The only hope for a cure lies with Adria Eveson. To learn the cure, she must befriend an imprisoned cultist and guard her heart against his seductive promises and twisted logic. The fate of all races, human and magical, rest in her hands, and in the choices she makes. Should she choose wrong, only one person stands in her way: her brother, the Soulkeeper Devin Eveson.

Westside A Novel

Westside A Novel

Author: W.M. Akers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Superb . . . his research is excellent . . . his prose sharply crystalline. -- New York Times Book Review The Alienist meets The City & The City in this brilliant debut that mixes fantasy and mystery. Gilda Carr's 'tiny mysteries' pack a giant punch. --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art ** A young detective who specializes in tiny mysteries finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy in this beguiling historical fantasy set on Manhattan's Westside-a peculiar and dangerous neighborhood home to strange magic and stranger residents-that blends the vivid atmosphere of Caleb Carr with the imaginative power of Neil Gaiman. It's 1921, and a thirteen-mile fence running the length of Broadway splits the island of Manhattan, separating the prosperous Eastside from the Westside-an overgrown wasteland whose hostility to modern technology gives it the flavor of old New York. Thousands have disappeared here, and the respectable have fled, leaving behind the killers, thieves, poets, painters, drunks, and those too poor or desperate to leave. It is a hellish landscape, and Gilda Carr proudly calls it home. Slightly built, but with a will of iron, Gilda follows in the footsteps of her late father, a police detective turned private eye. Unlike that larger-than-life man, Gilda solves tiny mysteries: the impossible puzzles that keep us awake at night; the small riddles that destroy us; the questions that spoil marriages, ruin friendships, and curdle joy. Those tiny cases distract her from her grief, and the one impossible question she knows she can't answer: How did my father die? Yet on Gilda's Westside, tiny mysteries end in blood-even the case of a missing white leather glove. Mrs. Copeland, a well-to-do Eastside housewife, hires Gilda to find it before her irascible merchant husband learns it is gone. When Gilda witnesses Mr. Copeland's murder at a Westside pier, she finds herself sinking into a mire of bootlegging, smuggling, corruption-and an evil too dark to face. All she wants is to find one dainty ladies' glove. She doesn't want to know why this merchant was on the wrong side of town-or why he was murdered in cold blood. But as she begins to see the connection between his murder, her father's death, and the darkness plaguing the Westside, she faces the hard truth: she must save her city or die with it. Introducing a truly remarkable female detective, Westside is a mystery steeped in the supernatural and shot through with gunfights, rotgut whiskey, and sizzling Dixieland jazz. Full of dazzling color, delightful twists, and truly thrilling action, it announces the arrival of a wonderful new talent.

The Deepest Blue Tales of Renthia

The Deepest Blue Tales of Renthia

Author: Sarah Beth Durst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The natural magic of the classic The Island of the Blue Dolphins meets the danger and courage of The Hunger Games in this dazzling, intricate stand-alone fantasy novel set in award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst's beloved world of Renthia. Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island's fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force. To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits. When the storm ends, she is taken into custody by the queen's soldiers and imprisoned with other women like her. They vary in age and social status, but to many they are heroes who will aid the country or witches that will sacrifice themselves trying. No matter who they are, the women are sent to a terrifying place-an island filled with bloodthirsty nature spirits, and left without food, water, shelter, or any tools except their own instincts and magic. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.

Stormtide

Stormtide

Author: Den Patrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Book Two in stunning Scandinavia-inspired fantasy trilogy The Ashen Torment. BOOK TWO OF THE ASHEN TORMENT Steiner, blacksmith, hero, has taken a hammer to the Empire, freeing the dead and children with withcsign alike from their fiery prison. Now he plans to finish what he started. Kimi, dragon-speaker, princess, must seek her father's court and win the support of his armies before news of her escape dooms her people. Silverdust, ancient, dead, journeys to the heart of the empire as a prisoner - to meet the Emperor for what he hopes will be the final time. Kjellrun, witch, killer, still reeling from the loss of her uncle when she is ripped from her family, fears this power within her. But she must harness that force - and soon - if she hopes to survive. Scattered by fortune, plagued by danger, Steiner's crew rise against the dark rule that has cost them so much. The old gods are waking. The dragons are free. May gods help those who bear the sign of the witch. Den Patrick's thrilling new series continues in the sequel to the acclaimed WITCHSIGN.

Daughter from the Dark A Novel

Daughter from the Dark A Novel

Author: Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

In this extraordinary stand-alone novel, the authors and translator of Vita Nostra-a dark Harry Potter on steroids with a hefty dose of metaphysics (award-winning author Aliette de Bodard)-return with a story about creation, music, and companionship filled with their hallmark elements of subtle magic and fantasy. Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave. A game of cat-and-mouse has begun. Claiming that she is a musical prodigy, Alyona insists she must play a complicated violin piece to find her brother. Confused and wary, Aspirin knows one thing: he wants her out of his apartment and his life. Yet every attempt to get rid of her is thwarted by an unusual protector: her plush teddy bear that may just transform into a fearsome monster. Alyona tells Aspirin that if he would just allow her do her work, she'll leave him-and this world. He can then return to the shallow life he led before her. But as outside forces begin to coalesce, threatening to finally separate them, Aspirin makes a startling discovery about himself and this ethereal, eerie child.