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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!

Wasteland The Children of D'Hara, episode 3

Wasteland The Children of D'Hara, episode 3

Author: Terry Goodkind Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

'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. Wasteland is the third novella.

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbooks

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Sketchbooks

Author: Alan Lee Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/10/2019

The Black Hawks

The Black Hawks

Author: David Wragg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Dark, thrilling, and hilarious, The Black Hawks is an epic adventure perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Scott Lynch. Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory - he dreams of going home. When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded prince to safety, Chel will be released from his oath. All he has to do is drag the brat from one side of the country to the other, through war and wilderness, chased all the way by ruthless assassins. With killers on your trail, you need killers watching your back. You need the Black Hawk Company - mercenaries, fighters without equal, a squabbling, scrapping pack of rogues. Prepare to join the Black Hawks.

Assassin's Apprentice

Assassin's Apprentice

Author: Robin Hobb Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic Farseer Trilogy, featuring a new foreword by Robin Hobb and full-colour illustrations. `Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin Twenty-five years ago, Robin Hobb's first novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening, friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. To celebrate a quarter of a century of wonder, this special edition of Assassin's Apprentice presents a modern classic as it's never been seen before: with ten beautiful full-colour illustrations by Magali Villeneuve. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill - and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

The Raven Tower

The Raven Tower

Author: Ann Leckie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A usurper has claimed the throne. Invaders amass at the borders. And they have made their alliances with enemy gods... For centuries the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by a god known as the Raven. But in their hour of need, the Raven speaks nothing to its people. It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo - aide to the true heir to the throne - arrives. In seeking to help his master reclaim his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven's Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself... and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever. A triumph of the imagination, The Raven Tower is the first fantasy novel by Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this breathtaking fantasy masterpiece.

The Dream Gatherer A Green Rider Novella

The Dream Gatherer A Green Rider Novella

Author: Kristen Britain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The Dream Gatherer A visit with the eccentric Berry sisters turns dangerous when an arcane device is discovered in their house that can summon dreamers through their dreams, and one of them is a nightmare. Wishwind Raised in an orphan camp, Green Rider Danalong has known only war and strife, until a shipwreck leaves him stranded on a mysterious island. Linked, on the Lake of Souls In the sixth volume of the Green Rider series, Firebrand, a wounded Karigan G'ladheon asks her friend Estral to tell her a story to take her mind off her pain. This is that story. This collection includes illustrations, backstory on the creation of Green Rider by Kristen Britain, and a special introduction by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, Julie E. Czerneda.

A Time of Blood

A Time of Blood

Author: John Gwynne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'Reminds me of why I became a fantasy enthusiast in the first place. Fantasy can be an escape from reality, but some stories carry the reader to an enhanced reality, a place where the world seems to have brighter colours and sharper contrasts' - Robin Hobb on A Time of Dread (book one) Defy the darkness. Defend the light . . . At the battle of Starstone Lake, Drem and his friends witnessed horrors they'll never forget. They saw magic warping men into beasts and a demon rise from the dead, creating something new and terrifying. So they flee to warn the Order of the Bright Star. But the demons' high priestess, Fritha, is determined to hunt them down. Concealed in Forn Forest, Riv struggles to understand her half-breed lineage. It represents the warrior angels' most dangerous secret, so when their high captain tracks her down, he aims to kill. Meanwhile, demonic forces are gathering a mighty war-host, to crush their enemies and rule the world of man. And the angels are already fractured and facing betrayal. Like heroes of old, Riv, Drem and the Bright Star's warriors must battle to save their land. But can the light triumph when the dark is rising? A Time of Blood, the second book in the Of Blood and Bone series, is the spectacular follow-up to A Time of Dread by John Gwynne. 'A great read that accelerates the pace and goes one up on its excellent predecessor . . . Exciting, action-packed fantasy' - Mark Lawrence 'This is extraordinarily good, an epic feat of the imagination. In this series Gwynne is setting a new benchmark in fantasy. I'd love to see it on screen' - Giles Kristian

Conjuring of Light: Collector's Edition

Conjuring of Light: Collector's Edition

Author: V. E Schwab Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Continue V. E. Schwab's New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series with A Conjuring of Light, now in a beautiful collector's edition. The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell-once assumed to be the last surviving Antari-begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace-but never common-thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery and the Night Spire crew are attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible, as an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown and a fallen hero is desperate to save a decaying world...

Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery

Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery

Author: Kelley Armstrong, Rachael Caine Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes! These are tales of witches, wickedness, evil and cunning. Stories of disruption and subversion by today's women you should fear. Including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes. These witches might be monstrous, or they might be heroes, depending on their own definitions. Even the kind hostess with the candy cottage thought of herself as the hero of her own story. After all, a woman's gotta eat. Bring out your dread.

Irish Tales

Irish Tales

Author: Nick Larter Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

You've seen fairies before. Of course, you have. But not this. You've never seen anything like this. Peadar O Guilin (from his foreword) Nick Larter's Irish Tales is a collection of new fairy stories for adults. Its unifying theme is the decline of Faerie power in the face of the onward march of modernity. The stories tell of a King gradually losing control of his subjects and servants, and increasingly unable to influence the world of men. Within these pages there are tales of both our own, and alternate Irelands; stories of the Easter Rising and of the Troubles; an homage to Francis Stuart, a nod to Harry Clarke. Here, the King makes a compact with a maverick entomologist; there, with a young Turkish civil engineer. A former British Army captain starts a vicious feud; a young family is menaced by Faerie badgers; a pregnant teenager seeks help from a Faerie abortionist, and a retired paramilitary man bears witness to the beginning of the end of the world.

Grave Importance A Dr Greta Helsing Novel

Grave Importance A Dr Greta Helsing Novel

Author: Vivian Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

'This book is a joy to read, unlocking every bit of delicious promise in the premise' B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on Strange Practice MEET GRETA HELSING, DOCTOR TO THE UNDEAD In the hills above Marseille, Oasis Natrun is a highly secret health spa for mummies, equipped with the very latest therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr Greta Helsing, it sounds like paradise. But when she takes the job of interim clinical director, it isn't long before Greta finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve. With help from her friends and colleagues - including demons, witches and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney - Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust. Praise for the series: 'I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book' Powder and Page 'Balances an agile mystery with a pitch-perfect, droll narrative and a cast of loveable misfit characters' Shelf Awareness 'Shaw's elegant writing makes this series a standout in the genre' Booklist 'Packed with characters who are a pleasure to spend time with' ScifiNow

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Talking Slayer Handbook

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Talking Slayer Handbook

Author: Micol Ostow Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/09/2019

Kit includes: Mini 2 x 3 replica of the Slayer Handbook, Vampyr, as featured in the show's opening. With actual audio from the show, it says 10 different fan favorite quotes.48-page mini book on Buffy history and featuring quotes and full-color photographs from the show