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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 Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel

Author: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the #1 podcast, comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond. In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from . . . until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Woman is revealed, as she guides, haunts and sabotages an unfortunate Night Vale resident named Craig. In the end, her dealings with Craig and her history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way. Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100% about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

86 - EIGHTY SIX, Vol. 4 (light novel)

86 - EIGHTY SIX, Vol. 4 (light novel)

Author: Asato Asato, Shirabii Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2020

At long last, Shin and Lena have been reunited! While the atmosphere between the two has been nothing but pleasant, Kurena and Frederica seem less than thrilled, and Raiden struggles to take a hint. The fun comes to an end when the Eighty-Six receive their first mission as new squadron with Lena at the helm. Their destination: an abandoned subway tunnel in the northern part of the eighty-fifth Sector of the Republic. Deep underground, the gaping maw of a subterranean Legion base awaits them...

The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 7 (light novel)

The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 7 (light novel)

Author: Carlo Zen, Shinobu Shinotsuki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2020

Even in the skies above the quagmire of the Eastern front, the gunfire never ceases. It's here that the Salamander Kampfgruppe has been thrust into the madness of battle once again as another cog in the machine of war. For good or for ill, the time has come to reap what they have sown. Their only hope is that they will be blessed with a harvest of victory.

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...

The Pleasure of Drowning

The Pleasure of Drowning

Author: Jean Burlesk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2020

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

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...

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.

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.

Westside A Novel

Westside A Novel

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

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year! 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.