23 SFF New Releases for May 2019

New Releases May 2019
World Tree Online


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The Mountain Valley War: 2nd Dive Concludes
By M.A. Carlson
Release Date: 5/1/19

Thrown into a conflict beyond the scope of anything Bye-bye ever imagined, he will be tested in ways he never imaged. Whether that means stopping a war or just taking the girl he likes on a date, he certainly has his work cut out for him.
Tensions are rising and if Bye-bye and his friends can’t put a stop to a brewing war, Anvilton and Hammerton might just destroy each other. That is, if the other adventurers don’t destroy them first. With the odds stacked against them, will Bye-bye and his friends survive the Mountain Valley War? Or will the flames of war consume them, leaving nothing but ash in their wake?

Resurgence


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Resurgence
By Christian J. Gilliland
Release Date: 5/3/19

A soldier reborn, an outlaw Bishop, and a President finally willing to risk it all.

In the events that lead up to the Second Duraani World War, Crinnan discovers strange new powers within himself and Bishop General Sarasin learns who her real allies are. While Rubaan struggles to keep his family together, Cade realizes what is worth protecting, and Ema’as learns the ways of the Vampre, in the end, only a few can truly find their way.

Empire of Grass


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Empire of Grass
By Tad Williams
Release Date: 5/7/19

Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. But as the countries and peoples of the High Ward bicker among themselves, battle, bloodshed, and dark magics threaten to pull civilizations to pieces. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive.

Middle Game


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Middlegame
By Seanan McGuire
Release Date: 5/7/19

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

aurora Rising


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Aurora Rising
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 5/7/19 

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . .

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem–that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

Finale


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Finale
By Stephanie Garber
Release Date: 5/7/19

It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist.

With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.

Nocturna


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Nocturna
By Maya Motayne
Release Date: 5/7/19

To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks.

As a talented faceshifter, it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster, she’s forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever.

After the murder of his older brother, Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne. But Alfie can’t help but feel that he will never live up to his brother’s legacy. Riddled with grief, Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic.

Dark Shores


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Dark Shores
By Danielle L. Jensen
Release Date: 5/7/19

A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON
Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences.

A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET
Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world.

Blood Moon Eclipse


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Blood Moon Eclipse
By Lloyd Behm II
Release Date: 5/7/19

Jesse Salazar is a priest of the Church Militant, who spends his days—and nights—hunting and re-inhuming the monsters that bump humanity in the night. He’s good at his job and gets paid very well to do it. But after a trip to the shadow lands, he now finds himself the target of an ancient Akkadian god, whose minions stalk him at every turn.

Worse, Austin’s monster population has suddenly become larger and more powerful, and Jesse and his team have to find out why that is and stop it…all the while continuing to protect the city from the monsters that consider humans cattle.

 

Shockwave


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Shockwave
By Lindsay Buroker
Release Date: 5/8/19

Casmir Dabrowski would laugh if someone asked him that. After all, he had to build a robot to protect himself from bullies when he was in school.

Fortunately, life is a little better these days. He’s an accomplished robotics engineer, a respected professor, and he almost never gets picked on in the lunchroom. But he’s positive heroics are for other people.

Until robot assassins stride onto campus and try to kill him.

Children of Ruin


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Children of Ruin
By Adrian Tchaikovsky
Release Date: 5/14/19

Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time.

Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth.

But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed.

A Brightness Long Ago


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A Brightness Long Ago
By Guy Gavriel Kay
Release Date: 5/14/19

In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra’s intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count—and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.

Danio’s fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count’s chambers one autumn night—intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger—and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place.

Last Tango in Cyberspace


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Last Tango in Cyberspace
By Steven Kotler
Release Date: 5/14/19

Hard to say when the human species fractured exactly. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn is the first of his kind—an empathy tracker, an emotional soothsayer, with a felt sense for the future of the we. In simpler terms, he can spot cultural shifts and trends before they happen.

It’s a useful skill for a certain kind of company.

Arctic Pharmaceuticals is that kind of company. But when a routine em-tracking job leads to the discovery of a gruesome murder, Lion finds himself neck-deep in a world of eco-assassins, soul hackers and consciousness terrorists. But what the man really needs is a nap.

Candle and the Flame


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The Candle and the Flame
By Nafiza Azad
Release Date: 5/14/19

Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

We Hunt the Flame


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We Hunt the Flame
By Hafsah Faizal
Release Date: 5/14/19

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

Bad Things


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Bad Things
By Jasper Tripp
Release Date: 5/14/19

Police Chief Dibs is happy to have big city crime in his rearview. But after eyeing the maimed corpses of some livestock and investigating a bloody, ransacked meth lab, his hope for a tranquil life in Slagstone vanishes. Desperate to explain the confusing clues, he puts two and two together when a terrifying creature wielding a flaming blue sword tries to murder him.

As the townsfolk disappear all around him, Chief Dibs teams up with the only ones who can help: a family of preppers who’ve spent their whole lives readying for a fight. With potential allies turning into something unrecognizable, the chief and his rag-tag bunch must trust in each other if they want to survive.

Court of Shadows


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Court of Shadows
By Meg Cowley
Release Date: 5/17/19

The dwarven realm of Valtivar shall be the first to fall to the feral scourge of goblins, followed by the crumbling kingdom of Pelenor, unless Dimitri can somehow twist his orders to avert the death of both nations before it is too late.

Harper is thrust into the middle of the conflict when her dwarven companion Ragnar is taken by the goblin horde. But, the hands of fate play a melody she cannot begin to dream of. In the dwarven halls, she discovers her destiny, and her identity at the hands of a goddess-like prophetess. It could not be farther from what she imagines.

An Illusion of Thieves


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An Illusion of Thieves
By Cate Glass
Release Date: 5/21/19

Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy’s aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment.

Now back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they’ll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.

Kingsbane


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Kingsbane
By Claire Legrand
Release Date: 5/21/19

Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.

Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.

Broken Shadow


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Broken Shadow
By Jaine Fenn
Release Date: 5/21/19

Rhia Harlyn risks death for science. Accused of heresy for promoting an unorthodox cosmology, she must defend herself, her work and her House alone. If only she could rely on her feckless brother Etyan, transformed through the combination of an occult scientist’s experiments and the harsh rays of the skyland sun. But she knows she cannot.

When Dej, Etyan’s half-alien lover, finally uncovers Etyan’s dark secret she runs off into the perilous skyland. She is looking for peace in a world that has rejected her; what she discovers instead will change everyone’s lives.

The Frost Fervor Concordance


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The Frost Fervor Concordance
By Tom Hansen
Release Date: 5/23/19

Includes the first three novels from the exciting Frost Fervor Concordance plus a bonus novella, Kindling Vengeance, plus two short stories!

Her Fire must combat the growing frost. Her village burned. Her parents killed. Her sisters nowhere to be found.

But locked behind her grief, she receives a gift. It calls to her, just out of reach, but will it be there when she needs it most? Can she follow the clues and recover her sisters? Can she escape the soldiers swarming the area?

the kingdom


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The Kingdom
By Jess Rothenberg
Release Date: 5/28/19

Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom™ is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species—formerly extinct—roam free.

Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time… love.

But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana’s memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty—and what it truly means to be human.

Lent


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Lent
By Jo Walton
Release Date: 5/28/19

It’s a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force of his will. It’s a miracle that he’s friends with Pico della Mirandola, the Count of Concordia. It’s a miracle that when Girolamo visits the deathbed of Lorenzo “the Magnificent,” the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light, a surprise to everyone, Lorenzo included. It’s a miracle that when Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. It’s a miracle than whenever Girolamo preaches, crowds swoon. It’s a miracle that, despite the Pope’s determination to bring young Girolamo to heel, he’s still on the loose…and, now, running Florence in all but name.

May 1st

Golem Siege Dragon Chameleon


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May 15th

Memory of Mountains Dragon Chameleon


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May 29th

Color of Victory Dragon Chameleon


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Dragon Chameleon Series Wrap Up!
By Sarah K.L. Wilson

The final 3 books in the Dragon Chameleon series are being released in May! If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a must read world. 

Golem Siege:
I’m in a city under siege. Worse, I think it might be my fault because I should have seen this coming and I should have realized what we were up against. I have a new skill, but what good will it be if everyone I love dies while I’m trying to figure it out?

Memory of Mountains:
I’ve been taken prisoner by an enemy army with no idea about what happened to my dragon, Saboraak, or the people who fled the city. I hope they’re all okay. But of course, I can’t just enjoy eating gruel and being pulled around on a cage on a cart. I have work to do and people to save. It’s a tough life saving the world, but someone has to do it.

Color of Victory:
In this last installment of Dragon Chameleon, Tor Winespring fights for peace, hope and the future of baby dragons. And who wouldn’t want to read about that?

 

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