Friday, August 31, 2018

UK Edition Books That I Am Looking Forward To In The Year 2019

I am usually fond of US edition books, but the following are high exceptions that I preferred having copies of UK editions instead. Some of the reasons, of course, are due to having better dust covers, or the books are not printed in hardcover format for US editions. Whatever the reasons may be, here are some of the UK edition books that I am looking forward to in the year 2019.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree is a supposed standalone novel.


From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

A world divided.

A queendom without an heir.

An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon will be released on February 26, 2019.

The Ruthless by Peter Newman

The Ruthless is the second book in the The Deathless Trilogy. It will be released on June 13, 2019.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald

Crowfall is the third and final book in the Raven's Mark Trilogy.  It will be released on June 13, 2019 as well.

The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

The House of Sacrifice is the third and final book in the Empires of Dust Trilogy. It will be released on July 29, 2019.

Bloodchild by Anna Stephens

Bloodchild is the third and final book in the Godblind Trilogy.


In this epic grimdark conclusion to the Godblind Trilogy, heroes, armies, and gods both good and evil will battle one last time, with the fate of the world itself at stake.... The great city of Rilpor has fallen. Its walls have crumbled under the siege by the savage Mireces; its defenders have scattered, fleeing for their lives; its new rulers plot to revive the evil Red Gods using the city's captured, soon-to-be-sacrificed citizens. Now, with the Fox God leading the shattered remnants of the Rilporian defence and the Mireces consolidating their claim on the rest of the country, it's up to Crys, Tara, Mace, Dom and the rest to end the Red Gods' scourge once and for all. While the Rilporians plan and prepare for one final, cataclysmic battle to defeat their enemies, the Blessed One and the king of the Mireces have plans of their own: dark plans that will see gods resurrected and the annihilation of the Dancer for all time. Key to their plan is Rillirin, King Corvus's sister, and the baby--the Bloodchild--she carries. As both sides face their destinies and their gods, only one thing is clear: death waits for them all.

Bloodchild by Anna Stephens will be released on August 22, 2019.

There are still other titles that I am looking forward to, but these are initially enough to bloat my already numerous TBR pile. Are you looking forward for this title as well?

Friday, August 3, 2018

Lightbringer Book 5: 'The Burning White' By Brent Weeks Gets Official Cover

If you have been into the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks then you'll notice that the titles of each book follows the author's B.W. initials. There is no surprise then that the fifth book in the series is now officially called The Burning White.

I almost thought that this series would only have four books (hey, who am I to complain -- the more the the merrier), but I was gladly surprised when Weeks announced many months ago that there's still at least one more book coming! And come it will very soon. An official cover of The Burning White has been unveiled recently and it, as usual, features our now favorite hooded figure. The image art or illustration was created by Gene Mollica and the cover was designed by Lauren Panepinto.

Check out the cover of The Burning White by Brent Weeks.

The Burning White by Brent Weeks


Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former Emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen... and only he can save it.

As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: Who is the Lightbringer?

The Burning White by Brent Weeks will be released sometime in late summer or early fall of 2019.