Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cover Reveal: New World Rising Series Continues With 'Court Of Wolves' By Robyn Young

Ever since the release of Brethren, a fantastic novel about the Templars, I have been in love with author Robyn Young. The fact that it is hard for me to get a copy of her hardcover books, since I prefer the UK editions, and still be able to get one is a testament of how I love her and her books.

Her latest and third series is called New World Rising and it's a historical fiction at the center of Wars of the Roses. Court of Wolves will be the next book in the line up and it is a direct sequel to Sons of the Blood. It is expected to be released this year, with the official cover and synopsis unveiled just recently.

Check out the cover of Court of Wolves by Robyn Young.

Court of Wolves by Robyn Young

Synopsis

It is the dawn of a new world.

Henry Tudor has vanquished Richard III and claimed the throne of England, taking possession of a secret map. At the glittering court of the Medici in Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the republic and head of the mysterious Academy, is engaged in a dangerous game of power with the Vatican. In Spain, the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, have declared a crusade against Islam, forcing the Moors from Granada. Europe stands upon the brink of war, at the edge of a discovery that will change everything.

Jack Wynter is clinging to the wreckage of the life he dreamed of living, his father's execution by Richard III destroying his hope of overcoming his status as an illegitimate son. The map entrusted to him by his father is gone, stolen by his hated half-brother, Harry Vaughan. Outlawed by Tudor, all Jack can do is follow his father's last words - and seek out the man who has answers to his past that will determine his future, Lorenzo de' Medici. But in the serpentine politics and renaissance splendour of Florence, he finds only danger. Lorenzo may have trusted Jack's father, but he is now surrounded by threats and conspiracies on all sides - not least from the rising power in the city known as the Court of Wolves.

Harry, meanwhile, heads to the Spanish court on a covert mission for Tudor, who intends to deflect Queen Isabella's interest in developing a trade route west with a sailor named Columbus.

Once again, Jack must risk all to prove himself, while his sworn enemy, Harry, finds himself fighting through Spain, seeking all the time to ingratiate himself with Tudor, and bring his brother down.

Court of Wolves by Robyn Young will be released on August 9, 2018.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Brandon Sanderson To Release 'Skyward' And 'Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds' In 2018

There is really no stopping Brandon Sanderson -- the ever prolific author of Elantris, Mistborn series, Reckoners trilogy, Evil Librarians series,  The Stormlight Archive and a lot more. With these numerous titles under his name many more are still coming our way (unlike those other slow poke authors, which by the way I still like). In fact he will be releasing at least two titles this year: (1) Skyward and (2) Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds.

Here are the details of the said upcoming books from Brandon Sanderson.

Skyward

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war with aliens.

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending Flight School at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa's world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 6, 2018.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson

Synopsis

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a new novella collection, including a brand new, never-been-published story.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people―Stephen calls them aspects―to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.

His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property―a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past―Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions―and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds will include the novellas Legion and Legion: Skin Deep, published together for the first time, as well as a brand new Stephen Leeds novella, Lies of the Beholder.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson will be released on September 18, 2018.

Monday, May 7, 2018

'The Gilded Wolves' By Roshani Chokshi Gets An Official Cover

Author Roshani Chokshi kickstarted Rick Riordan Reads, which is an imprint that caters on mythologies to be accessible for young readers, with Aru Shah and the End of Time. The book went of with a bang, placing the author on the top tier of some best-seller list. But Chokshi has ever been making her own name even before the said imprint...

And so now she's  back to her roots with another serving of adventure intended for young adult readers. The author's next novel is called The Gilded Wolves and the official cover has just been unveiled. You can also read a preview at Entertainment Weekly.

Check out the cover of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Synopsis

Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:

An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi will be released on January 15, 2019.