5 Fantasy Books Coming Out This Month

Fantasy literature was one of the main reasons that I read so voraciously as a child and even now, if we’re being totally honest. It’s also the reason why I began writing my own stories when time permitted.

Perhaps it’s because of my own personal attachment to the genre that I enjoy researching to find out what fantasy books are being released on a monthly basis.

Here are five fantasy books coming out this month.

 

1. “The empire of gold”

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The third book in S.A. Chakraborty‘s Daevabad trilogy, The Empire of Gold, is set for release this month. The book’s Goodreads page provides this excerpt for the novel, “Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies. Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad’s deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith.”

2. “Cloak of Night”

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The second book in Evelyn Skye‘s Circle of Shadow Series, The Cloak of Night is set for release this week. The Goodreads page for this book provides the following description: “After the devastating Ceremony of Two Hundred Hearts, Sora, Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick are truly alone in the fight to save their kingdom. Empress Aki is missing, and everyone else who could help them is a prisoner to the Dragon Prince’s mind control. At least Sora understands what they’re up against. Or so she believes, until she overhears the Dragon Prince bargaining with the god of war for immortality and learns that ryuu magic may be a more insidious danger than she realized. Suddenly, the stakes are higher and even more personal for Sora—not only must she stop a seemingly indestructible Prince Gin, but she must also unravel the secrets of ryuu magic before it is too late for nearly everyone she loves. And as Sora, Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick face dangerous obstacles at every turn, the greatest challenge may be discovering who they truly are, and what, if anything, they are capable of.”

3. “The silvered serpents”

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You might be noticing a trend this month–there are quite a few sequels being released. The Silvered Serpents is the second book in Roshani Chokshi’s Gilded Wolves series. The book’s Goodreads page provides the following description: “Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost ― one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumoured to grant its possessor the power of God. Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all. As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.”

 

4. “Shorefall”

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Shorefallthe second book in Robert Jackson Bennet’s Founders series, it was teased on its Goodreads page with the following summary: “The upstart firm Foundryside is struggling to make it. Orso Igancio and his star employee, former thief Sancia Grado, are accomplishing brilliant things with scriving, the magical art of encoding sentience into everyday objects, but it’s not enough. The massive merchant houses of Tevanne won’t tolerate competition, and they’re willing to do anything to crush Foundryside. But even the merchant houses of Tevanne might have met their match. An immensely powerful and deadly entity has been resurrected in the shadows of Tevanne, one that’s not interested in wealth or trade routes: a hierophant, one of the ancient practitioners of scriving. And he has a great fascination for Foundryside, and its employees – especially Sancia.”

5. “The shadows between us”

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I’m definitely picking up a copy of this new release. Tricia Levenseller’s book The Shadows Between Us has a fascinating premise. The book’s Goodreads page states, “Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

“1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

“No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it. But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?”

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