5 Fantasy Books Coming Out This Month

Fantasy is important. It provides us with a reprieve from the chaos of the world around us, and it gives us characters that we can identify with.

Fantasy is important. It provides us with a reprieve from the chaos of the world around us, and it gives us characters that we can identify with. Is it escapism? Certainly. But escapism isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it is the catharsis that we need. What better way to support that catharsis than to provide you with more stories to take part in?

Here are five fantasy books coming out this month.



1. “the tyrant baru cormorant”


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Oh yes. This is the third book in the Traitor Baru Cormorant series, and I am here for it. Seth Dickinson‘s The Tyrant Baru Cormorant has the following Goodreads description:

The hunt is over. After fifteen years of lies and sacrifice, Baru Cormorant has the power to destroy the Imperial Republic of Falcrest that she pretends to serve. The secret society called the Cancrioth is real, and Baru is among them. But the Cancrioth’s weapon cannot distinguish the guilty from the innocent. If it escapes quarantine, the ancient hemorrhagic plague called the Kettling will kill hundreds of millions…not just in Falcrest, but all across the world. History will end in a black bloodstain. Is that justice? Is this really what Tain Hu hoped for when she sacrificed herself?



2. “harrow of the NINTH”


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Tamsyn Muir‘s Locked Tomb series continues with Harrow the NinthWe have been given the following description:

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath — but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor’s Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off?


3. “Midnight sun”


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Stephenie Meyers breathes life into the Twilight saga with Midnight Sun. The description for this continuation reads as follows,

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting beautiful, mysterious Bella is both the most intriguing and unnerving event he has experienced in his long life as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he let himself fall in love with Bella when he knows that he is endangering her life?



4. “where dreams descend”


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Where Dreams Descend is the first book in Janella Angeles‘s Kingdom of Cards series. Goodreads gives us the following teaser:

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next. The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost. The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told. The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide.


5. “star daughter”


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Shveta Thakrar‘s Star Daughter promises a tantalizing read with this description:

The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago. Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens–and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.


Which are you most excited for?

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