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Epic New Fantasy Novels

Welcome to your weekly guide on the best new books to read for the week. These brand new fantasy novels are amazing and ready to take you on a trip of a lifetime. So go ahead and get your hands on these books.


1. How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black

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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, is an illustrated story that is apart of the Folk of Air trilogy. It tells the tales of Elfhame King Carden, before the Cruel Prince, during the Cruel Prince and after the trilogy ended. All from the perspective of King Carden himself.

2. Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

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Spellbreaker, tells the tale of Elsie Camden, who was born with the ability to break enchantments. She learned early on that there is a difference between her, and the others who pay for the powers to cast spells. However, since she is unliscensed, it is a crime for Elsie to use her magic, but she does anyway, and she uses it for good. She’s like a magical robin hood. That is until, Bacchus Kelsey, an elite magic user catches Elsie in the act, and in order to keep her secret Elsie has agreed to fix spells all over his estate. As the two work together, Elsie not only begins to trust him but she also starts to fall in love with him. Unfortunately, there is a rise in murder and in theft of spellbooks. Now, Elsie must learn more about her family, her powers, and Bacchus before it’s too late and she will lose everything she loves.

3. The Awakening by Nora Roberts

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The Awakening, tells the tale of Breen Kelly, who was told magical tales as a child by her father. Now, Breen is in her twenties and is swimming in debt. Then, Breen learns her mom has been hiding a secret investment account in her name,  that her father has funded, with over four million dollars in it. Now, Breen can take that trip to Ireland she’s been dreaming of. However, Breen doesn’t know that her trip to Ireland is about to unlock secrets she never imagined. She will soon learn why she kept seeing a silver haired man, and why she kept hearing his voice telling her to come home. Breen, will learn where her truth destiny lies and that’s a through a portal in Galway, to a land of mermaids and faeries, and also to a man named Keegan. She will be guided by her heart to her own dangerous destiny.

4. A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova

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A Deal with the Elf King, is about nineteen year old Luella, who thought she escaped the mark of death from the Elf King. For centuries the Elves have taken people from her village to be their human queen, and Luella, thought she escaped the mark by dedicating her life to herbology and becoming the town healer, but unfortunately, the Elf King comes for her. Luella, soon learns that everything about her life is a lie and now she is forced to be a queen in a land of wild magic to cold but handsome elf king. She sees that the world is dying and she is the one who can save it. Her home, and the people pull on her heart strings but the true thing that will break Luella is a passion she never asked for.

5. The Ickabog by JK Rowling

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The Ickabog, tells the tale of two best friends, Bert and Daisy who go on a journey to bring happiness back to Cornucopia. Cornucopia is rich in happiness and food, but despite the happiness a monster still lurks within the kingdom. Some say its just a myth, while others believe it spits fire and posion, and it takes children and sheep. Bert and Daisy go on a trip to find out the truth about the monster, so they can bring happiness back to Cornucopia.

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