23 Indie Fantasy New Releases for July 2019

Salt and steel by nak baldron


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Salt & Steel
By NAK Baldron
Release Date: 7.14.2019
Kindle Unlimited: No (Free on BookFunnel)
Indie Author: Yes

Before Akio was the greatest swordsman alive, he was an anxious boy. . .

Desperate to escape his destiny of becoming a fisherman like his father, nine-year old Akio swears fealty to a Thief Lord.

With his father proud of him, but his mother pissed at him, Akio’s only hope for peace of mind is to please his new Thief Lord.

But there’s a small problem with being First Sworn. Akio’s new Thief Lord, is a seven-year-old girl, and what’s more is she can kick his ass!

How will Akio change his destiny and become the greatest swordsman alive?

The Festival of Vision and Fire by Logan Miehl


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The Festival of Vision and Fire
By Logan Miehl
Release Date: 7.22.2019
Kindle Unlimited: No
Indie Author: Yes

A bewitching winter festival. A time of fateful dreams and mystic divination. A perilous search for the truth.

After narrowly escaping the Otherworld, Róisín is determined to reclaim control over her life. But despite her efforts to ignore her shadowed past—and her supposed faerie blood—she soon discovers that the fae are far from finished with her.

Pursued by mysterious attacks, Róisín must navigate the treacherous lines between friend and enemy, and learn what it means to trust.

Wisdom Lost by Michael Sliter


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Wisdom Lost
By Michael Sliter
Release Date: 7.01.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Ardia is fractured, torn apart by civil war initiated by deceit. Florens has fallen, and the rebel army of Lady Escamilla has been scattered by the Feral. Little stands in the way of the Rostanians and their ruthless rulers seizing the entire country. Amidst this rising conflict, four people seek to stem this tide. Or, to simply survive.

Fenrir, also called the Bull, Coldbreaker, Dukeslayer, and sometimes bastard, has the worst kind of luck. Instead of being dead, pierced by a dozen swords, he finds himself under the control of the most horrible person he knows: his father. And an unwelcome family reunion is made more unpleasant as clandestine and legitimate powers vie for the rule of Rostane.

Dust of the Darkness by Deck Matthews


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Dust of the Darkness
By Deck Matthews
Release Date: 7.15.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Fleeing the ruins of his broken life, Caleb Rusk arrives in the sleepy village of Timberford. But when a series of brutal and vicious attacks stir the community into a terrified frenzy, Caleb and his friends must join with his bond-brother, Carvesh Tarne, a Cinderborn healer and a reclusive trapper to defend the village from the swarm of shadowbeasts that threatens to destroy them.

In the city of Taralius, a high ranking abbot is butchered in the heart of his cathedral. With evidence pointing to the involvement of the notorious assassins known as the White Glove, Second Corporal Avendor Tarcoth finds himself faced with the spectres of a past he thought he’d left behind. Meanwhile, the blind old sage, Tiberius Alaran, tracks down a lead that could help explain why Hearthborn are suddenly burning out in the city—all while trying to protect secrets of his own

Amarah by LL McNeil


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Amarah
By LL McNeil
Release Date: 7.19.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

With rampaging dragons and marauding Arillians dominating Linaria’s skies, Amarah’s quest for vengeance against the one who took everything from her seems almost impossible.

When a treasure hunt with a former ally leads to the discovery of a lost Varkain artefact, she’s plunged into the middle of an ancient war between Sevastos dragons, Varkain blood magic, and those who crave these powers for themselves.

Amarah wanted revenge. What she uncovers will change the face of Linaria forever.

Steel by Aiki Flinthart


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Steel
By Aiki Flinthart
Release Date: 7.21.2019
Kindle Unlimited: No
Indie Author: Yes 

Even steel can be broken.
Mamlakah is once again on the brink of war, this time over who sits on the throne. Alere, Jarran, and Mina race toward Madina to claim Jarran’s inheritance as Jun First. With a Weishi House kill-contract on her head, Alere unlocks new yanstone powers – which lead her further down a destructive path Mina cannot condone.
But Nasra Connor and Jun Fourth Hassan Wen-Gates reach Madina first, and they pave the city’s streets with blood to secure the throne. Xintou House’s students and Bonded Xintou are murdered. Mistress Li, the two Jun Seconds, and Jarran’s daughters are imprisoned and slated for execution.
Even if Alere can reach Madina in time to prevent the executions, her fighting skills are no use against Nasra and Rohne – the two most powerful Xintou in existence. Her only chance is if she and a reluctant Mina can master the yanstones. But Mina is unwilling to use the yanstones’ brutal powers against her old friends.

Riwenne by Kristen S Walker


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Riwenne &  the Bionic Witches
By Kristen S. Walker
Release Date: 7.22.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes 
Indie Author: Yes

Riwenne escaped the capital in the sky with her life and most of her friends, but one loss haunts her. Her sister, Nexita, betrayed them all. Now Riwenne’s out of magic, and nowhere is safe for the divine warriors. Defying the Empire put a price on their heads. With nothing but an airship and a few gods on their side, they need a new way to fight back!

When she learns that their enemy, the sun goddess, is arming bionic witches with blood magic, Riwenne can’t ignore her mission to save the innocent. The only magic that can stop the sun is the moon goddess. But the moon goddess was banished, her name is forbidden. Riwenne must search for ancient clues to free the moon.

As she struggles to regain her magic and find her place in the team, Riwenne is tempted to give up the fight. But nothing can ever be the same again. Sooner or later, she’ll have to face the one person she dreads—and this time, the fight is to the death.

Deadliest Bidder by Alan Brenik


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Deadliest Bidder
By Alan Brenik
Release Date: 7.27.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Nick Teller has spent his entire adult life hiding from other arcanists, living in fear of the ruthless Society of Arcanists and other rogues alike. He’s strived to build a quiet life for himself as a lecturer at King’s College London, softening the edges of his upbringing, but when the Prime of the Society calls in a debt, Nick is dragged back into that world he’s tried so hard to leave behind.

Prime Ascrid orders Nick to infiltrate an exclusive auction reserved for the most dangerous rogue arcanists in the world, where the prize is worth killing for and the bidding can be lethal. Nick will need to sharpen his edges and stay two steps ahead of the competition if he’s going to get his hands on the prize.

The Last Stand by Paris Hansch


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The Last Stand
By Paris Hansch
Release Date: 7.01.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

As the head priestess of the most powerful dragon temple in the empire – Celia is a shining example of knowledge, purity, and unquestioning loyalty to the imperial couple, the legendary dragon gods themselves.

Sworn caretakers of their citizens, the priestesses must awaken the power of the spirit arts in others and guide the next generations.

But all is not what it seems. Everything they’ve been taught, everything Celia knows, is wrong.

Following Celia’s disastrous visit to the capital, she is trapped amidst a chaotic scheme that spans over a thousand years beyond her lifetime… and is now faced with the ultimate betrayal.

Her Imperial Highness seeks to destroy Celia and her people – the very same people who serve her empire without question.

Miestrvri by Bethany Hoeflich


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Miestrvri
By Bethany Hoeflich
Release Date: 7.12.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Betrayal, assassination, and banishment are a stroll on the beach compared to family.

After a year in exile, Crown Prince Silvano Miore’ returned to his seaside homeland of Crystalmoor, hoping to reconcile with his estranged father.

Instead, he was met with an outstretched sword.

Suspicion hangs over him after the death of his father. Kin-killer, they call him. Now he must navigate the treacherous waters of the nobility and the sea god’s priests if he is to be anointed and take his place as Miestryri.

But how can he win over the people who fear and distrust him?

When he makes a life-shattering discovery, will he give up, or will he fight for the future he wants?

 

The Deceit of Tongues by NM Zoltack


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The Deceit of Tongues
By N. M. Zoltack
Release Date: 7.05.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Tenoch’s peace is threatened even more now that the king and prince are dead. Two queens—the king’s brand new wife and the eldest princess—vie for the throne in a power struggle that jeopardizes any accord and good will, especially with Vincana, the southern continent.

Perhaps the humans need the dragons to rule them, to maintain order and discipline. Without them, war and chaos seem inevitable.

Who will survive? Who will be killed? Only time will tell.

The First Crown by Meg Cowley


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The First Crown
By Meg Cowley
Release Date: 7.07.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Bahr, the god of Fire and War, terrorises the land, annihilating men, Eldarkind and dragons alike. Nothing can stand before him and Beren, chief amongst men, faces everything he loves being lost to Bahr’s fickle fires.

After witnessing Bahr’s devastating power, Beren despairs, until the mysterious king of the Eldarkind offers him one glimmer of hope – but it comes at great cost. To have any chance of success, Beren must have faith in the enigmatic Eldarkind, set aside his lifelong differences with the dragons, and place his trust in the enemy who has destroyed his home and family. Unless he does so, they are all doomed.

As Bahr’s vengeful eye turns to their hostile alliance, their differences threaten to divide man, Eldarkind, and dragon. Can Beren forge the strongest allies from his bitterest enemies before Bahr destroys them all?

Time Academy by Kelly N Jane


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Time Academy
By Kelly N. Jane
Release Date: 7.16.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

What Valkyrie goes to school?

I should be fighting the Legion of demons, not studying chemistry. When I gave up claiming souls for Odin’s army, it was to save the realms. Now, I’m required to attend Eudaimonia Academy before I’m deemed qualified to go on missions.

A devastating catastrophe has put my friend’s life in jeopardy. And, the entire tragedy might be my fault.

The demons have a way onto the island and I don’t know who to trust anymore. Enemies and allies are too hard to distinguish. I’ll have to rely on my newly discovered skills if I’m going to get through this.

But are they a curse or my only hope?

Bitter Ashes by Sara C Roethle


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Bitter Ashes – Complete Series
By Sara C. Roethle
Release Date: 7.15.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Madeline is cursed. A touch from her, even accidental, can kill, and she’s haunted by the victims she never meant to hurt. Alone, isolated, and remorseful, she thinks life can’t get any worse–until she’s kidnapped in the middle of the night and thrown into a secret world more twisted than her darkest nightmares.

The Vaettir claim to be the children of the gods, created by the fates themselves, and tell her she’s one of them–and that they can help her control her abilities. But not everything is as it seems, not all gods are good, and the dark powers surrounding Madeline are no exception. She finds herself in the middle of an ancient search for a dangerous and all-powerful charm, one that has the power to kill all humans and bestow its bearer dominion over all. Amid the secrets and danger is Alaric, a deadly cat shifter, who’s as mysterious as he is alluring.

When the Vaettir’s plans come to light and Madeline is betrayed, she embarks on a quest to find the charm herself, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Her dark gifts may just be the key to everything, but will she be able to accept them in time, or will the Vaettir destroy mankind, and inherit the earth?

The Wind Rages by DK Holmberg


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The Wind Rages
By DK Holmberg
Release Date: 7.23.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

After discovering the Inquisitor’s plot within the Academy, Tolan is offered a chance to go with his father and learn from the Draasin Lord. Doing so not only means turning against the Academy and everything he has come to know, but means the Inquisitors will succeed in their plan.

When the Grand Master comes to him asking a dangerous favor, Tolan must make a choice that might bring him into direct contact with the Draasin Lord.

Everything he’s been taught about the elementals and the Draasin Lord is wrong.

If he can stop Aela and the Inquisitors, he might be able to save the Academy, but the Draasin Lord has something else in mind for him.

The Forging of Dawn by Jacob Peppers


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The Forging of Dawn
By Jacob Peppers
Release Date: 7.11.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

The nightwalkers have returned, creatures that roam the darkness searching for anyone foolish or unfortunate enough to find themselves without light to protect them. And the people of Entarna carry lanterns and torches, wielding them as shields against the night’s creatures.

But sooner or later all lights fade. All flames go out.

Torrik and his wife were once soldiers in the war against the Dark. But when their son Alesh was born, they left that life behind them in the hopes of keeping him safe. But Alesh is no normal child, and Torrik will be forced to learn a hard truth.

Mortals plan. Mortals hope. And the gods laugh.

Finding themselves in the center of a conspiracy threatening the entire realm, Torrik and his wife must try to become the people they once were, people they’d thought they’d left behind long ago.

For when all lights go out…darkness reigns.

Dragontiarna Knights by Jonathan Moeller


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Dragontiarna: Knights
By Jonathan Moeller
Release Date: 7.29.2019
Kindle Unlimited: No
Indie Author: Yes

Ridmark Arban has defeated both the mighty Frostborn and the evil of the Seven Swords, and now he only wishes to live quietly with his family.

But Ridmark’s oldest enemy, the Warden of Urd Morlemoch, has not forgotten him.

And the Warden knows a dangerous secret.

For the dragons are returning…

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The Depth of Deceit
By DK Holmberg
Release Date: 7.2.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

With the threat of another attack, Haern must use his new abilities to make a dangerous gambit. Doing so requires he trust someone who has betrayed him once before, and count on others who still don’t fully understand the nature of their abilities. If they succeed, they might finally be able to stop Olander Fahr before he manages to acquire another of the Elder Stones.

Daniel struggles to understand his connection to the shadows along with what it means that he can sit at the Council of Elders. When a new threat appears, his unique understanding of the shadows might be the key to survival.

Wyvern's Lair by Shannon Mayer


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Wyvern’s Lair
By Shannon Mayer
Release Date: 7.16.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

I thought I had the next steps in my journey plotted out. I thought I knew where I was going and who I was going with—the usual crew of Lila the smart-mouthed tiny dragon, Ford the man who would be my mate if I let him, and Balder, the horse who has carried me through more danger than I can count.

Crap on a camel, I could not have been more wrong. My world is turned upside down when my crew somehow gains two people who would as soon kill me, as see me succeed.

Even with this new twist, I must get to the crossroads before the golden moon rises if we have any chance of dethroning the Emperor and bringing my brother back from the dead.

Along the way I find myself in treacherous waters facing new dangers, new enemies and a choice that no one should ever have to make.

Maks’s life is in my hands, and in the end, will love be enough to save him, or will I have to say goodbye to him once and for all?

The Sorcery Trial by Claire Luana


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The Sorcery Trial
By Claire Luana & JA Armitage
Release Date: 7.1.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Fame. Fortune. Your most extravagant wish granted. These are the prizes promised to the team that wins The Faerie Race, the first and only reality television show to venture into the dangerous realm of the fae. But that’s not why Jacqueline Cunningham wants in. She’s after any sign of her sister—who vanished without a trace into the faerie world two years ago. Jacq thought getting into the race would be the hard part. But she didn’t count on the other competitors—who will stop at nothing to finish first. Or her distractingly-handsome jerk of a partner, who seems to be hiding secrets of his own.
Plunged into a world where everything wants to kill her, what starts as a hunt for the truth turns into a desperate contest for survival. Now that Jacq’s in the race, it will take all her wits to make it to the finish line alive.

Daughter of Shades by Sylvia Mercedes


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Daughter of Shades
By Sylvia Mercedes
Release Date: 7.28.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

Ayleth and her shade move as one, ever hungry for the hunt. Under her mentor’s tight control, she fears her memories are being stolen. Now nineteen, apprenticed for as long as she can remember to the mysterious Holy Order, she longs to rise in the ranks and banish untamed spirits for the prophesied Golden Prince.

When shadowy threats descend on the crown, Ayleth seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove her worth in open competition. Seeking to win the prince’s favor and escape her scheming mentor, she resolves to hold her own against Terryn, a handsome, arrogant opponent who may be more than a match for her untested powers.

But as the two rivals follow a trail beyond the Great Barrier and confront legendary evil, the stolen secrets of Ayleth’s past may return to haunt her . . .

Can Ayleth win the trial and reclaim her true self? Can she even survive her first day?

Azyl Academy


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Azyl Academy
By Chris Vines
Release Date: 7.12.2019
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Indie Author: Yes

I was getting ready to graduate, with only one semester left, when I took a ski trip with my fiancee and ended up dying to save a little girl’s life. This wasn’t the end, though, as a deity chose me to save another world. I woke up in the body of Kupiec Aiden, in a world where magic was real. Unfortunately, unlike many isekai novels I’ve read, I retained none of his memories, and had to learn everything. His family took me in, and I recovered from his sickness before learning about magic, or Aether as they called it. I discovered that I had immense innate talent in Aether Gathering, and was offered a scholarship to attend Azyl Academy, the city’s premier institution. Where do I fit in this world, and how am I going to be key to saving it?

Dark Horizons


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Truth Changer
By Kay L Moody
Release Date: 7.1.2019
Kindle Unlimited: No
Indie Author: Yes

The past is back to haunt her.

A hundred years in the future, Kenyan-born Imara Kalu becomes a fugitive in the city she just saved. She must return to her home and stop a global vote that could destroy the world.

The taggers—terrorists obsessed with moral cleansing—move to her home city with a plan to force their ideals on the entire population. They tag innocent citizens with labels that incite anger and fear. The city soon becomes a breeding ground for mobs and riots.

With the help of her friends, Imara seeks to provide refuge for the tagged. But when it comes to saving the world… she might be too late.

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