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OUT NOW: The Witness For The Dead by Katherine Addison (UK)!

We’re incredibly excited that The Witness For The Dead by Katherine Addison is out now in the UK!

This brilliant, unique book is the follow up to the bestselling and award-winning first book in the series – The Goblin Emperor, and we’re so excited to take readers back into that world.

Murder, politics and intrigue.

When the young half-goblin emperor Maia sought to learn who had set the bombs that killed his father and half-brothers, he turned to an obscure resident of his Court, a Prelate of Ulis and a Witness for the Dead.

Thara Celehar found the truth, though it did him no good to discover it. Now he lives in the City of Amalo, far from the Court though not exactly in exile. He has not escaped from politics, but his position gives him the ability to serve the common people of the city, which is his preference.

 He lives modestly, but his decency and fundamental honestly will not permit him to live quietly.

“Impressively elaborate worldbuilding underpins this lovely fantasy novel, but I couldn’t put it down because of the heart-grippingly sympathetic main character.” ― Kate Elliott, bestselling author of the Crossroads series

“Impressively elaborate worldbuilding underpins this lovely fantasy novel, but I couldn’t put it down because of the heart-grippingly sympathetic main character.” ― Kate Elliott, bestselling author of the Crossroads series

“… remarkably compelling and fascinating” — io9

“Challenging, invigorating, and unique. If courtly intrigue is your wine of choice, The Goblin Emperor is the headiest vintage I’ve come across in years.” ― Scott Lynch, bestselling author of The Lies of Locke Lamora

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OUT NOW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks (US)

Today we’re wishing a very happy book birthday to our gorgeous US edition of The Black Coast by Mike Brooks!

Epic world-building at its finest, in an upcoming author’s fantasy debut. The Black Coast is the start of an unmissable series filled with war-dragons, armoured knights, sea-faring raiders, dangerous magic and crowd-pleasing battle scenes.

Paperback copy of The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

War Dragons. Fearsome Raiders. A Daemonic Warlord on the Rise.

When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep’s warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come
in search of a new home . . .

Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire – if only its new mismatched society can survive.

“Any fan of epic fantasy will find something to love here.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Black Coast has excellent characters and wonderful world-building, with a wealth of interesting cultural collisions. I’m already excited for the next one!” — Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns series.

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OUT NOW: Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley

We’re over-the-moon to wish a very happy publication day to Skyward Inn! A thoughtful, literary novel about conflict, identity and community, it offers a fresh new perspective in speculative fiction from critically-acclaimed writer Aliya Whiteley. 

Jamaica Inn by way of Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Angela Carter and Michel Faber, Skyward Inn is a beautiful story of belonging, identity and regret.

Hardback edition of Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley on a colourful background

Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth.

Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita.

But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars.

Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.

Did humanity really win the war?

“Skyward Inn feels like an instant classic of the genre.” — The Guardian

“Intense and consuming writing, constantly challenging expectations.” — Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

“The absolute best kind of philosophical SF, & indisputable inheritor of Le Guin. Aliya Whiteley forces us to confront difficult ideas, but they are important, and will become even more so. Exactly what SF should do.” — Marion Womack, author of The Golden Key

“A powerful and surprising examination of colonialism and its unintended consequences. Highly recommended.” — Helen Marshall, author of The Migration