Monday 18 April 2022

2022 New Releases Weekly - April 19th

 Hello everyone!!

Well, it's time for this week's new releases post. This time we look at books published in the week of April 19th. There are a lot of books that are in my most anticipated list, but as I said before this list is of course incomplete as it includes only books that I am interested in and the majority of them are in the Fantasy genre.

Let's start...

Fevered Star (Between Earth and Sky #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Return to The Meridian with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse’s sequel to the most critically hailed epic fantasy of 2020 Black Sun—finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda, and Locus awards.

There are no tides more treacherous than those of the heart. —Teek saying 
The great city of Tova is shattered. The sun is held within the smothering grip of the Crow God’s eclipse, but a comet that marks the death of a ruler and heralds the rise of a new order is imminent. 
The Meridian: a land where magic has been codified and the worship of gods suppressed. How do you live when legends come to life, and the faith you had is rewarded? 
As sea captain Xiala is swept up in the chaos and currents of change, she finds an unexpected ally in the former Priest of Knives. For the Clan Matriarchs of Tova, tense alliances form as far-flung enemies gather and the war in the heavens is reflected upon the earth. 
And for Serapio and Naranpa, both now living avatars, the struggle for free will and personhood in the face of destiny rages. How will Serapio stay human when he is steeped in prophecy and surrounded by those who desire only his power? Is there a future for Naranpa in a transformed Tova without her total destruction? 
Welcome back to the fantasy series of the decade in Fevered Star—book two of Between Earth and Sky.
Genre: Fantasy
Sequel to: Black Sun
Publisher: Saga Press

Flint And Mirror by John Crowley

From award-winning author John Crowley comes a novel that masterfully blends history and magic in Flint and Mirror.

As ancient Irish clans fought to preserve their lands and their way of life, the Queen and her generals fought to tame the wild land and make it English.

Hugh O'Neill, lord of the North, dubbed Earl of Tyrone by the Queen, is a divided man: the Queen gives to Hugh her love, and her commandments, through a little mirror of obsidian which he can never discard; and the ancient peoples of Ireland arise from their underworld to make Hugh their champion, the token of their vow a chip of flint.

From the masterful author of Little, Big comes an exquisite fantasy of heartbreaking proportion.

Genre: Fantasy /  Historical Fiction
Publisher: Tor Books

The Ambrosia Throne by Tati B. Alvarez

Before they were gods, they were princes of Dasos.
For years the kingdom of Dasos was ruled by the merciless King Cronus and the bewitching Queen Rhea. Under their rule, the kingdom prospered until the queen discovered she was pregnant with their third child, Zeus.
Hated from birth, Zeus must fight to earn his father’s love and his place alongside his brothers: Hades and Poseidon. If Zeus can find the legendary elixir known as Ambrosia, a substance prophesied to make gods of men, not only will he win his father’s approval, he will secure the future of Dasos.

Centuries later, Dasos is merely a dilapidated village nestled deep within a brutal forest full of roving bands of the vicious Unhallowed, soulless creatures set to destroy anything in their wake.
Lilith, a curious woman with a fiery spirit, stumbles into town with no recollection of where she came from. All Lilith knows is that she’s drawn to Dasos the same way she was drawn to Finian, the town blacksmith.
A storyteller and weapon forger, Finian is plagued with nightmares of a dark shadowed man. After Lilith’s arrival, the nightmares intensify and soon Finian questions what is real and what resides only in his mind.
When the town is attacked, Lilith and Finian find themselves pawns in a centuries old war between feuding brothers. Destruction, death, and the cursed Unhallowed lurk around every corner.

Love and loyalty will be tested.
Hearts and bodies will be broken.
An unknown enemy will awaken.
Welcome to the world of Dasos, where gods and mortals collide.

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: shelf - published

The Genesis Wars (The Infinity Courts #2) by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Nami’s continuing adventures as she fights to free her friends. 
It’s been ten months since Nami narrowly escaped the Four Courts and Ophelia’s wrath. Ten months since she was betrayed by someone she once considered a friend. Someone she poured her heart out to. And now her family here in the afterlife are gone, captured, and Nami is utterly alone. 
On the run, only steps ahead of the AI forces pursuing her, and desperate to free her friends, Nami must take the allies she can find, even if she doesn’t fully trust them. And as she tests the limits of her own power, she must also reckon with the responsibility that entails. 
Stakes are high as Nami navigates old enemies, unexpected allies, and an ever-changing landscape filled with dangers and twists at every turn. Along the way, she’ll learn powerful truths about who she can trust and the sacrifices that must be made in order to fight for a better, freer world for all.

Genre: YA Fantasy
Sequel to: The Infinity Courts
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Spear by Nicola Griffith

The girl knows she has a destiny before she even knows her name. She grows up in the wild, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake come to her on the spring breeze, and when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she knows that her future lies at his court.

And so, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and, with a broken hunting spear and mended armour, rides on a bony gelding to Caer Leon. On her adventures she will meet great knights and steal the hearts of beautiful women. She will fight warriors and sorcerers. And she will find her love, and the lake, and her fate.

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Tordotcom

Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley

In this gorgeous, queer standalone fantasy, a young musician sets out to expose her rival for illegal use of magic only to discover the deception goes deeper than she could have imagined—perfect for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens!

Music runs in Sofi’s blood. 
Her father is a Musik, one of only five musicians in the country licensed to compose and perform original songs. In the kingdom of Aell, where winter is endless and magic is accessible to all, there are strict anti-magic laws ensuring music remains the last untouched art. 
Sofi has spent her entire life training to inherit her father’s title. But on the day of the auditions, she is presented with unexpected competition in the form of Lara, a girl who has never before played the lute. Yet somehow, to Sofi’s horror, Lara puts on a performance that thoroughly enchants the judges. 
Almost like magic. 
The same day Lara wins the title of Musik, Sofi’s father dies, and a grieving Sofi sets out to prove Lara is using illegal magic in her performances. But the more time she spends with Lara, the more Sofi begins to doubt everything she knows about her family, her music, and the girl she thought was her enemy. 
As Sofi works to reclaim her rightful place as a Musik, she is forced to face the dark secrets of her past and the magic she was trained to avoid—all while trying not to fall for the girl who stole her future.

Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

These are some of the new releases of this week.
Are you excited about them?
Do you have other ones on your radar that I should know of?

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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