In my upcoming 2015 releases I posted at the start of the year, I forgot at least one novel (for now...), that should have been on my radar. Seth Dickinson, who wrote short stories and for different video games, is releasing his first novel in September 2015, an Epic Fantasy book titled The Traitor Baru Cormorant. I really like the title and as you'll see when you read the blurb, it looks quite intriguing.
Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people-even her soul.
When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, overwrites her culture, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her fathers, Baru vows to swallow her hate, join the Empire's civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free.
Sent as an Imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn, another conquered country, Baru discovers it's on the brink of rebellion. Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious dukes, Baru may be able to use her position to help. As she pursues a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize.
But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines.