5 Fantasy Books Coming Out This Month

Even with everything that is going on right now, we can still look to fantasy literature as a source of comfort and catharsis. Here are five new releases!

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Even with everything that is going on right now, we can still look to fantasy literature as a source of comfort and catharsis. If anyone is looking for a book to start with, look no further.

Here are five fantasy books coming out this month.

 

 

1. “The mermaid, the witch, and the sea

The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea
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I am most definitely looking forward to Maggie Tokuda-Hall‘s The Mermaid, The Witch, And The Sea. This book’s Goodreads page provides the following summary:

Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the respect and protection of the crew. For Flora, former starving urchin, the brutal life of a pirate is about survival: don’t trust, don’t stick out, and don’t feel. But on this voyage, as the pirates prepare to sell their unsuspecting passengers into slavery, Flora is drawn to the Lady Evelyn Hasegawa, who is en route to a dreaded arranged marriage with her own casket in tow. Flora doesn’t expect to be taken under Evelyn’s wing, and Evelyn doesn’t expect to find such a deep bond with the pirate Florian.

2. “The gilded ones

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Namina Forna‘s The Gilded Ones is the first in the Deathless series, and it promises a fantastic read. It is set for release at the end of May. This book’s Goodreads page provides the following summary:

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death. Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

3. “House of dragons

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Jessica Cluess‘s House of Dragons is set for release towards the middle of May, and we have been given this brief, albeit fascinating, teaser:

Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year, these five outcasts will answer the call….

“THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death.

“THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again.

“THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game.

“THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free–he must take what he wants.

“THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

 

 

4. “A girl From Nowhere

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This is different from some of the fantasy books I normally suggest, but something about A Girl From Nowhere intrigues me. James Maxwell‘s book has the following teaser:

Life in the wasteland is a constant struggle. No one knows it better than Taimin. Crippled, and with only his indomitable aunt to protect him, Taimin must learn to survive in a world scorched by two suns and frequented by raiders. But when Taimin discovers his homestead ransacked and his aunt killed, he sets off with one mission: to seek revenge against those who stole everything. With nowhere to call home, his hunt soon takes a turn when he meets a mystic, Selena, who convinces him to join her search for the fabled white city. Taimin and Selena both need refuge, and the white city is a place where Taimin may find someone to heal his childhood injury.

 

 

5. “The Chosen ones

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It’s interesting to see Veronica Roth dabble in fantasy, but it isn’t unwelcome at all. The summary for Chosen Ones states,

A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones. Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.

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