September releases

Monday, September 3, 2012

September is here and again, several interesting novels will be released in the Fantasy genre. From my previous releases posts, there was only one book that was pushed back:

Red Knight by Miles Cameron has been pushed to October 25th (UK, December for the US)


The Skybound Sea
Sam Sykes
September 4th
The skies bleed. The Earth groans. The sea howls. The world is rent asunder as the Kraken Queen claws her way from hell. And the only ones standing in her way are a young man with a piece of steel and a voice in his head his many companions, and their many, many problems. As Lenk journeys to the Island of Jaga, the tomb of Ulbecetonth, he is hunted. By enemies, by the woman he loves, by the demon he has to kill, by an army of any number of bloodthirsty purple berserkers, savage lizardmen, vicious monsters, and colossal demons. In the lands where sky and sea have forgotten they were ever separate, Lenk and his companions' destinies await at the tip of a sword and the mouth of hell.

The Blinding Knife
Brent Weeks
September 11th
Gavin Guile is dying. 
He’d thought he had five years left—now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. 
Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago.

The Forge of Darkness
Steven Erikson
September 18th

Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the first book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy that tells the tragic story of ruin of a realm.
This is the story of the early years of Anomander Rake, and his brothers, Andarist and Silchas Ruin.
It is a tale that begins within the Age of Darkness and the Birth of Light and involves the forging of a sword unlike any other, and tells of the tragedy that was the collapse of the realm of the Tiste Andii.
It is the story of the devastating civil war that tore their world apart -- a story of bitter family rivalries, of jealousies and betrayals, of wild magic and unfettered power, of death and terriifying destruction.  
It is the story of a how the goddess of the Tiste, Mother Dark, abandoned her children and turned her back on her people.


Crown Thief
David Tallerman
September 25th

Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.
But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable - and dangerous - object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp.  Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco's chances of staying honest - or even just surviving - are getting slimmer by the hour.


Missed from August...

The Corpse-Rat King
Lee Battersby
August 28th
Marius don Hellespont and his apprentice, Gerd, are professional looters of battlefields. When they stumble upon the corpse of the King of Scorby and Gerd is killed, Marius is mistaken for the monarch by one of the dead soldiers and is transported down to the Kingdom of the Dead.
Just like the living citizens, the dead need a King — after all, the King is God’s representative, and someone needs to remind God where they are. 
And so it comes to pass that Marius is banished to the surface with one message: if he wants to recover his life he must find the dead a King. Which he fully intends to do. 
Just as soon as he stops running away.


Unknown said...

That last book sounds really interesting and original. Definitely have to put that on my reading list!

Unknown said...

I've been hearing a lot about the corpse rat king recently, I'll have to give it a proper look. It definitely looks interesting.

Phil said...

The few reviews I've read about the book so far are not amazing but it looks like a fun read...

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Looks like a very good month in books to come. Thanks.

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