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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!

Blood of an Exile

Blood of an Exile

Author: Brian Naslund Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The first book in the Dragons of Terra series, Blood of an Exile ,features a life-changing mission for a death-defying adventurer . . . Welcome to Brian Naslund's spectacular, action-packed fantasy debut. Sentenced to death. Impossible to kill. Bershad was supposed to die. When he was caught attempting to assassinate a fellow noble, he was given the harshest sentence. A command to slay dragons, so his death might serve the kingdom. Yet for some reason he never lost a fight and is now the most successful dragon-slayer in history. However, as a doomed man, Bershad is still shunned by his peers and his countrymen. But that could all change. The king who sentenced Bershad has just given him an out. Kill a foreign monarch and walk free forever. His problem is that Bershad couldn't care less about the fates of kingdoms - until the dragon slayer discovers he could save an innocent child in the process. And he might also save the life of every creature in Terra.

The Painted Man

The Painted Man

Author: Peter V. Brett Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

A stunning illustrated special edition of Peter V. Brett's thrilling debut THE PAINTED MAN, the modern fantasy classic that began The Demon Cycle. For hundreds of years, demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human population. It was not always this way. Men and women did not always cower behind protective magical wards and hope to see the dawn. Once, they battled the demons on equal terms, but those days, and skills, are gone. Arlen Bales lives with his parents on their isolated farmstead until a demon attack shatters their world. He learns a savage lesson that day: that people, as well as magic, can let you down. Rejecting the fear that kills as efficiently as the creatures, Arlen risks another path in order to offer humanity a last, fleeting chance of survival.

White Gold Wielder

White Gold Wielder

Author: Stephen Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

`Comparable to Tolkien at his best' WASHINGTON POST Returning millions of readers to the Land and continuing the epic story of the anti-hero fated to be its saviour, THE SECOND CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT secured Stephen Donaldson's reputation as a master of modern fantasy. Swept far to the north, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery must embark on another dangerous journey, never knowing whether the magic they bear will be enough to reverse the corruption wrought by Lord Foul. Together, they are drawn back to the Land - to the fulfilment of prophecies, to war and loss, and to a stunning final confrontation that will unleash powers far greater than any this world has witnessed before.

Raging Storm The Legends of the Alfar Book IV

Raging Storm The Legends of the Alfar Book IV

Author: Markus Heitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

THE THRILLING SEQUEL TO THE TRIUMPH OF THE DWARVES The Hidden Land lies broken. In the terrible battle to save the home of the dwarves, elves and humans, many sacrifices were made by great heroes, and at the last the alfar were defeated. Aiphaton, the son of the indelible and erstwhile Emperor of the AElfar, has sworn that his race will never again pose such a dire threat to the world; he is determined to seek out and destroy the last of his own people. But there may be a greater enemy to face: an enigmatic mage with powerful magic at her fingertips is threatening the entire country. Suddenly the Hidden Land's greatest enemy has become its only hope . . . The action never lets up in this next exciting story in the saga of the dwarves and the alfar! 'Tolkien with a dash of Gemmell and a sprinkling of George R.R. Martin' Malazan Empire

The Orion Trilogy

The Orion Trilogy

Author: Darius Hinks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Orion is the king of the forest, the lord of Athel Loren and the guardian spirit of all that is dear to the Asrai, the mysterious Wood Elves. In three novels, he confronts old enemies and new dangers, and must appeal to all his powers and allies to ensure the safety of his ancient forest, and his own. Every year, after winter, King Orion wakes up and reigns over the forest kingdom of Athel Loren. This time though, as he slowly comes out of his torpor, he realizes that a terrible evil has taken hold of him, and that his eternal mind has been cursed. Taken of an uncontrollable rage, he leads his Asrai to the war in order to discover who is there the origin of this plot. But as corruption spreads and his powers diminish, he will have to put his fate in the hands of his most loyal subjects, and entrust them with the mission of unmasking the traitors hiding among their ranks.

The Dragon Republic

The Dragon Republic

Author: R.F. Kuang Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The searing follow-up to 2018's most celebrated fantasy debut - THE POPPY WAR. In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her only reason for living is to get revenge on the traitorous Empress who sold out Nikan to their enemies. With no other options, Rin joins forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who has a plan to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new Republic. Rin throws herself into his war. After all, making war is all she knows how to do. But the Empress is a more powerful foe than she appears, and the Dragon Warlord's motivations are not as democratic as they seem. The more Rin learns, the more she fears her love for Nikan will drive her away from every ally and lead her to rely more and more on the Phoenix's deadly power. Because there is nothing she won't sacrifice for her country and her vengeance... The sequel to R.F. Kuang's acclaimed debut THE POPPY WAR, THE DRAGON REPUBLIC combines the history of 20th-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating effect.

The Wounded Land

The Wounded Land

Author: Stephen Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

`Comparable to Tolkien at his best' WASHINGTON POST Returning millions of readers to the Land and continuing the epic story of the anti-hero fated to be its saviour, THE SECOND CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT secured Stephen Donaldson's reputation as a master of modern fantasy. For ten years, Thomas Covenant has set the conflicts of the Land behind him. But thousands of years have passed in the Land and the creeping evil of Lord Foul has grown so strong that its influence is felt even in our own world. Accompanied by doctor Linden Avery, Covenant returns. Together, they find themselves in a deadly struggle to control not only the spread of Foul's corruption but also the devastating power of Covenant's own magic.

The One Tree

The One Tree

Author: Stephen Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

`Comparable to Tolkien at his best' WASHINGTON POST Returning millions of readers to the Land and continuing the epic story of the anti-hero fated to be its saviour, THE SECOND CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT secured Stephen Donaldson's reputation as a master of modern fantasy. Knowing that the fabled One Tree may hold the only means of breaking Lord Foul's power, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery embark on a perilous voyage to discover its location. On their journey, Covenant and Avery will explore new realms and meet new peoples. Even far from the Land, however, the grip of evil is strong and there are many who would see them fail. Soon, Covenant and Avery's quest becomes a desperate fight for survival.

The Dragon Republic

The Dragon Republic

Author: R.F. Kuang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The searing follow-up to 2018's most celebrated fantasy debut - THE POPPY WAR. In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. Her only reason for living is to get revenge on the traitorous Empress who sold out Nikan to their enemies. With no other options, Rin joins forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who has a plan to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new Republic. Rin throws herself into his war. After all, making war is all she knows how to do. But the Empress is a more powerful foe than she appears, and the Dragon Warlord's motivations are not as democratic as they seem. The more Rin learns, the more she fears her love for Nikan will drive her away from every ally and lead her to rely more and more on the Phoenix's deadly power. Because there is nothing she won't sacrifice for her country and her vengeance... The sequel to R.F. Kuang's acclaimed debut THE POPPY WAR, THE DRAGON REPUBLIC combines the history of 20th-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating effect.

Widow's Welcome

Widow's Welcome

Author: D.K. Fields Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

There's power in stories and this is a story of power. Dead bodies aren't unusual in the alleyways of Fenest. Muggings, brawls gone bad, debts collected - Detective Cora Gorderheim has seen it all. Until she finds a Wayward man with his mouth sewn shut. As Cora pieces together the dead man's story, she's drawn into the most dangerous story in the Union of Realms: the election. All she wants is to catch the killer, but nothing is that simple in an election year. Dark forces conspire against the Union and soon she finds herself at the rotten core of it all. Cora will find the killer, but at what cost?

The Black Hawks

The Black Hawks

Author: David Wragg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Prepare to join the Black Hawk Company. An epic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Scott Lynch and Nicholas Eames. Vedren Chel holds every oath of service sacred - except his own. His father's sermons on the nobility of duty left him ill-prepared for the grind of service to his indolent step-uncle. Chel's wretched oath has dragged him from home and family across a war-splintered kingdom; he craves an escape from this life. When foreign invaders heave into port, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos - a bargain with a stranded prince. Escort the prince to safety, and in return: release from his oath, a chance to go home. A solemn duty at last. But a bargain with a prince is never a simple thing, and greater forces are at play than Chel realises. Heavy wheels are turning. Assassins and mercenaries lurk in every shadow, many bearing smiles as sharp as their knives. As a kingdom's dark conspiracy turns its gaze towards him, Chel must decide just how much he will sacrifice in duty's name. Prepare to join the Black Hawk Company.

Hateful Things The Children of D'Hara, episode 2

Hateful Things The Children of D'Hara, episode 2

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

'The Sword of Truth series was my masterwork. Yet, life for these characters goes on after the conclusion of that series. For years readers have been asking about Richard and Kahlan's children. This is that story' TERRY GOODKIND. In 1994 Wizard's First Rule introduced Richard Cypher, a young woodsman seeking answers and vengeance in the aftermath of his father's murder, and Kahlan Amnell, a mysterious young woman pursued by a bloodthirsty tyrant's assassins. The Sword of Truth is one of the most ambitious fantasy series ever written. It was a decades-long masterwork that has been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. After 16 volumes and one novella, it concluded in 2016 with Warheart. The Children of D'Hara picks up immediately after the conclusion of the Sword of Truth series. The story will be told in instalments, as novella-length episodes published every three months. Hateful Things is the second novella.