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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!

Humanity's Strings Being, Pessimism, and Fantasy

Humanity's Strings Being, Pessimism, and Fantasy

Author: Ritwick Bhattacharjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2020

American Demon Return to The Hollows

American Demon Return to The Hollows

Author: Kim Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2020

The Spear of Malice (War of the Archons 3)

The Spear of Malice (War of the Archons 3)

Author: R S Ford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2020

In the third in the epic fantasy series, War of the Archons, the war of the gods continues to threaten all existence. Perfect for fans for Brandon Sanderson, Michael J. Sullivan and Brian Staveley. As its neighbours muster for war, the city state of Kantor clings desperately to neutrality. Suraan, the queen regent, is beset on all sides, her son Rahuul still too young to take the throne. As his elder sister and guardian, Adaali's only purpose is to protect Rahuul from would be usurpers. But dark forces are at play from within and without, and she must seek help from the most unlikely of places, or be consumed by the war of the gods that threatens to destroy the very fabric of her world.

Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 9 (light novel)

Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 9 (light novel)

Author: Asari Endou, Maruino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2020

From the very first Magical Girl Raising Project to ACES, dozens of magical girls have found a special place in our hearts. This collection of bonus stories tells of the more peaceful days in their lives and adds further context to previous events!

The Empire of Gold

The Empire of Gold

Author: S. A. Chakraborty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war. Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara's dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies. Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad's deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother's homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith. As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved...and take a stand for those they once hurt.

Darkdawn

Darkdawn

Author: Jay Kristoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

From bestselling and award-winning author Jay Kristoff comes the thrilling and heart-breaking conclusion to The Nevernight Chronicle. Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. After the greatest games in Godsgrave's history ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic, Mia finds herself pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion. She may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic. But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.

Shakespeare for Squirrels A Novel

Shakespeare for Squirrels A Novel

Author: Christopher Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett in this wildly entertaining murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore-an uproarious, hardboiled take on the Bard's most performed play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging-last seen in The Serpent of Venice-washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke's minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed . . . or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fool's impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Duke's guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape. He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellow-the mischievous sprite better known as Puck-was found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he can't refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bard's most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead. With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well. A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night's noir-a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore.

Westside Saints A Novel

Westside Saints A Novel

Author: W.M. Akers Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Return to a twisted version of Jazz Age New York in this follow up to the critically acclaimed fantasy Westside, as relentless sleuth Gilda Carr's pursuit of tiny mysteries drags her into a case that will rewrite everything she knows about her past. Six months ago, the ruined Westside of Manhattan erupted into civil war, and private detective Gilda Carr nearly died to save her city. In 1922, winter has hit hard, and the desolate Lower West is frozen solid. Like the other lost souls who wander these overgrown streets, Gilda is weary, cold, and desperate for hope. She finds a mystery instead. Hired by a family of eccentric street preachers to recover a lost saint's finger, Gilda is tempted by their promise of electric resurrection, when the Westside's countless dead will return to life. To a detective this cynical, faith is a weakness, and she is fighting the urge to believe in miracles when her long dead mother, Mary Fall, walks through the parlor door. Stricken with amnesia, Mary remembers nothing of her daughter or her death, but that doesn't stop her from being as infuriatingly pushy as Gilda herself. As her mother threatens to drive her insane, Gilda keeps their relationship a secret so that they can work together to investigate what brought Mary back to life. The search will force Gilda to reckon with the nature of death, family, and the uncomfortable fact that her mother was not just a saint, but a human being.

Dragon Unleashed

Dragon Unleashed

Author: Grace Draven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Ravenclaw Edition

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Ravenclaw Edition

Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series transport you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This Ravenclaw House Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its wit, learning and wisdom. Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts is packed with more great Ravenclaw moments and characters, including the inimitable Luna Lovegood, whose Ravenclaw intelligence and insight makes her a key member of Dumbledore's Army. Each Ravenclaw House Edition features vibrant sprayed edges and intricate bronze foiling. The Order's iconic phoenix symbol rises from the flames at the very centre of the front cover, framed by stunning iconography of the Hall of Prophecy, twinkling with floating orbs of light. In addition to a bespoke introduction, the book also includes new illustrations by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold, including a mysterious portrait of Ravenclaw alumna and Divination teacher Sybill Trelawney. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be RAVENCLAW'!

The Empire of Gold

The Empire of Gold

Author: S. A. Chakraborty Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war. Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara's dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies. Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad's deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother's homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith. As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved...and take a stand for those they once hurt.

We Are Bound by Stars

We Are Bound by Stars

Author: Kesia Lupo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The next adventure in Kesia Lupo's stunning and original YA fantasy world. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor. On a mysterious island where the inhabitants worship a god of secrets and hidden truths, masked assassins are trained to do his bidding - or so they believe. Beatrice is one of three mask-makers. Her blood is a conduit for the god's wishes and her creations reflect his desires. But her mother warned of a terrible secret released upon her death, and soon Beatrice finds herself asking whether her future has really been foretold and if it is truly set in stone. Livio is a descendent of the most powerful family on the island. He will be the first male ruler in centuries, but what he hasn't told anyone is that his magic is out of control. Is he infected by Chaos or has his destiny already been decided for him? Beatrice and Livio don't realise their fates are bound together. They are puppets in someone else's game. It is up to them to stop a masked assassin with a deadly agenda who could bring down not only the temple, but the gods themselves. Another thrilling, plot-driven adventure, with an even bigger twist, We Are Bound by Stars is a tale of masks, politics, desire and deception that will have you gripped once again in Kesia Lupo's rich fantasy world.