Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Scifi and Fantasy Releases: Week Of April 18

Posted by Simcha 10:17 AM, under | 6 comments

This is a pretty slow week for new releases so I've included two books that were released last week but I had neglected to mention. Tome of the Undergates is the debut novel of new author, Sam Sykes, and it sounds like a very promising read (Sykes' blog is also worth checking out as his posts are pretty amusing). The second book, The King Of Crags, is one that I've never heard of before but it has a pretty cool cover that makes me want to find out more about it.

Let me know if you are aware of any other new books being released this week and I will include them here.

Hope you have a great reading week!





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Tome of the Undergates
by Sam Sykes
Genre:
Fantasy
Release Date:
April 15
Publisher:
Orion
Description:
Publisher's Blurb: A manuscript that contains all you need to open the undergates has been stolen. And you don't want the undergates open. On the other side are countless invincible demons, and they want out. Lenk and his misfit companions have to get it back. Full of razor-sharp wit and characters who leap off the page, plunging the reader into a vivid world of adventure, this is a fantasy that kicks off a series that could dominate the second decade of the century.

The King of the Crags
by Stephen Deas
Genre:
Fantasy
Release Date:
April 15
Publisher:
Orion
Description:
Prince Jehal has murdered, poisoned and betrayed his way to the top. There is a new speaker for the realms, opposition has been crushed, now he just has to enjoy the fruits of power. And yet, the dragons are stirring... In The King of the Crags Stephen Deas has created an epic world, vivid characters, a plot full of betrayals and the most awesome dragons fantasy has ever seen.


Burning
Burning Lamp
by Amanda Quick
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Release Date:
April 22
Publisher:
Penguin
Description:
In this second novel of the Dreamlight Trilogy from New York Times-bestselling author Amanda Quick, psychic power and passion collide as a legendary curse comes to a burn...

The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Nicholas Winters's efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation of male descendents who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents-and the curse of madness.

Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even has he arranges a meeting with the mysterious woman Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession.

But their dangerous psychic experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart-if death doesn't take them together.



"Doctor Who": Night of the Humans
by David Llewellyn
Genre:
Science Fiction
Release Date:
April 22
Publisher:
BBC Books
Description: 'This is the Gyre - the most hostile environment in the galaxy'. 250,000 years' worth of junk is floating in deep space, home to the shipwrecked Sittuun, the carnivorous Sollogs, and worst of all - the Humans. The Doctor and Amy arrive on this terrifying world in the middle of an all-out frontier war between Sittuun and Humans, and the countdown has already started. There's a comet in the sky, and it's on a collision course with the Gyre...When the Doctor is kidnapped, it's up to Amy and 'galaxy-famous swashbuckler' Dirk Slipstream to save the day. But who is Slipstream, exactly? And what is he really doing here? This is a thrilling, all new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.



Silent Truth (Bad 5)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: April 22

Publisher: Pocket

Description: In the sizzling new adventure from New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, a red-hot BAD boy teams up with a sexy television reporter on an explosive quest for revenge.
Tough-as-nails Bureau of American Defense agent Hunter Thornton-Payne is no stranger to uncomfortable top-secret missions, but tonight takes the cake. He just needs to stick out a stuffy charity fund-raiser long enough to find the ruthless assassin he’s hunted for four years. It’s a rogue operation, but Hunter’s got nothing to lose—until a beautiful brunette unexpectedly pulls him into her own dangerous agenda. Abbie Blanton will do anything to cure her mother’s mysterious illness. When a high-profile heiress is murdered as Abbie tries to blackmail her for clues, Abbie realizes she’s stumbled into an unforgiving conspiracy—and she’s the next target. Soon, she and Hunter discover an alarming connection and begin a treacherous battle against an evil enterprise that someone will go to terrifying lengths to keep hidden.



Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, Book 4)
by Melissa Marr
Genre:
YA
Release Date:
April 20
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Description:
The fourth in Marr’s Wicked Lovely series focuses loosely on Devlin, the High Queen of Faerie’s advisor-assassin, and Ani, the half-mortal daughter of Gabriel, leader of the Wild Hunt. Characters from other books play roles of varying importance as Devlin and Ani meet, fall in lust/love, and foil another attempt to create unrest in both worlds. This is a convoluted story, and despite frequent interruptions detailing character backstories and the inner workings of Faerie courts, it is utterly dependent on the rest of the series. Though the story ends with balance restored to Faerie, an ominous sense of precariousness leaves room for more.

6 comments:

I think I might just pick up Burning Lamp; that one sounds intriguing and I've heard good things about Amanda Quick.

I am curious of King of Crags. I wondered if this book was a second in a series and it is. I just saw at the bookstore last week The Adamantine Palace, by the same author. So I went looking on his blog, and it is. The Adamantine Palace is the first book and it kind of sounded interesting, as I like my dragons too. :) I am going to have to think on getting the first book first though. Thanks!

I've heard a lot about Tome of the Undergates, but Stephen Cragg's cover is great! I love dragons :-)

Stephanie: I think I read a book by Amanda Quinn once (a romance maybe) and I wasn't impressed and I haven't tried anything else of hers since. I'd be interested in hearing if you enjoyed this one, if you end up reading it.

Melissa: I didn't realize King of Crags was a sequel. I haven't read a dragon book in a while so maybe I'll give this series a try.

Aarti: I've read enough positive reviews about Tome of the Underground to make me want to read it, though I'll probably have to wait a while as I have so many other books to still read.

I didn't realize it was a sequel either. I had seen that it was coming out and thought it looked good. I just happened to see the first book on the shelf at the bookstore and picked it up to see what it was about. Then when I saw your post reminding me Crag was coming out, the authors name registered as that book I saw at the store. So, I had to go looking on his site and wallah there they were! I was surprised to see them. I don't know how soon I will be able to get to them though. I have to work on this stack here.

I hope you enjoy them when you get to them. I'll be keeping an eye out for your review. :)

Melissa: I think it might be awhile before I get a chance to read this book, with so many other books in my pile. I'm actually making a list of books to get out of the library on my trip to the US in August, so perhaps I'll try to read it then.

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