Science Fiction/Fantasy

Here is a curated list of Sci-Fi & Fantasy books published recently.

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Dreadgod (Cradle Book 11)

The battle in the heavens has left a target on Lindon’s back.His most
reliable ally is gone, the Monarchs see him as a threat, and he has
inherited one of the most valuable facilities in the world. At any moment,
his enemies could band together to kill him.If it weren’t for the
Dreadgods.All four are empowered and unleashed, rampaging through Cradle,
and grudges old and new must be set aside. The Monarchs need every capable
fighter to help them defend their territory.And Lindon needs time.While he
fights, he sends his friends off to train. They’ll need to advance
impossibly fast if they want to join him in battle against the kings and
queens of Cradle.Together, they will need power enough to rival a Dreadgod. Read more

A Queen of Ruin (Deliciously Dark Fairytales Book 4)

The final book in the Wall Street Journal bestselling series!I thought
once we released the curse, I’d only have one enemy to contend
with.Wrong.The queen lives. Not only that, but she knowingly hid herself
from me and the rest of this kingdom until the moment the curse was broken.
Now she is back, and her desires aren’t clear. Neither are her motives.Will
she try to take the throne for herself?We can stop her…unless she had a
hand in that curse. In which case, will we need to battle her and the demon
king before we can finally live in peace? Or has this all been for
naught?Regardless, we have very little time before the demon king returns
to wipe us out. Read more

The young

It’s a father and son journey who goes on a quest to save their kin from a religious cult who seeks to harness the gods of the night which are the moon gods and seek to overthrow the sun’s gods of the day and plummet the world in eternal darkness and sorrow

Battlefield Earth

If you liked Dune, Atlantis Gene, Foundation, Ender’s Game, and Starship Troopers, you’ll love Battlefield Earth.

Sadistic Aliens…

…Man is an endangered species.
Is it the end of the world or the rebirth of a new one?
In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland. The great cities stand crumbling as a brutal reminder of what we once were. When the Psychlos invaded, all the world’s armies mustered little resistance against the advanced alien weapons.
Now, the man animals serve one purpose. Do the Psychlos’ bidding or face extinction.
One man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, has a plan. They must learn about the Psychlos and their weapons. He needs the other humans to follow him. And that may not be enough.
Can he outwit his Psychlo captor, Terl?
The fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.
Get it now.
“Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action-adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science fiction.”—Brandon Sanderson
“Battlefield Earth is like a 12-hour ‘Indiana Jones’ marathon. Non-stop and fast-paced. Every chapter has a big bang-up adventure.” —Kevin J. Anderson (co-author of the Dune Sagas)
“Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable.”—Neil Gaiman

Return From Rysa

In many ways, Conner seems like an ordinary boy growing up in the 1960s. But since the age of four, he and his brother have been abducted by aliens multiple times. Conner’s gift of seeing beings from the spirit world sometimes gives him access to protection and comfort, but at other times, his ability adds to the horror of being hunted by extraterrestrials.
As he matures, Conner must learn which alien races he can trust, what they want with our planet, and how their agendas tie in with Biblical prophecy. While dealing with frequent moves and trouble at home, Conner will try to survive unrelenting attention from an alien race who has decided his genome may hold the key to saving their people.
This story creates a thrilling fictional narrative out of copious research on alien abduction conducted by the authors, including numerous firsthand accounts never made available to a general audience.

“Too intense for kids, this fascinating story blends spirituality and alien encounters in a way I have never seen before.” –Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven and Five Kingdoms

TheTIme Merchant Cafe – Still Open

The Time Merchant Café serves the finest coffee of any time, so the sign over the shop reads. But good coffee is not all the café has to offer. If the Waiter invites you in, be cautious of his motives, his philosophy is interesting. If you want to view your future, all you need to do is accept the caveat that once seeing your future, it can change. It sounds harmless enough. For some of the people who view their preview, knowing can be a curse, even fatal. For others it can provide a positive outcome, even life-saving. The Waiter has his own reasons for showing you your future. Sometimes it provides a happy ending, although the cost could be questionable. Whatever the ending, the Waiter at the café literally makes a living from the outcome of people viewing their future. The Waiter is quite old and currently has a nice backlog of years making him virtually immortal. Many people accept the preview in the hopes of controlling their destiny only to find out that it has shortened their lives, much to the pleasure of the Waiter at the Time Merchant Café. After you read these stories, would you accept the offer from the Waiter? What would his motives be with you? At least have the coffee; it really is the best coffee of any time.

Carbon Planet: Our Destiny In The Stars

A group of friends boards a fishing boat, and they venture out on a big lake the weekend they watch their hometown football team play for the championship. Then, they get abducted by an unknown ship. Months later, the FBI investigation of their case goes cold. Instead, their loved ones and families hire a private detective from a comic book ad to continue the search.

House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City)

Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal―they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds.

The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri’s power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels’ plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what’s right. And they’ve never been very good at staying silent.

In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode―and the people who will do anything to save it.

A Kingdom of Ruin (Deliciously Dark Fairytales Book 3)

Too late.

In an effort to save all that I love, I have to finish the job Nyfain started… and ruin myself.

I’ve made a trade with the most cunning creature alive.

Me for them.

The dungeons will be my new home. Dolion’s destruction will be my new goal.

I just have to get out of here and back to my golden dragon. Preferably alive.

The Clockmaker’s Wish

In this captivating fantasy mystery filled with plot twists, four lives are intertwined by the strings of fate. To fulfill her friend Everett’s last dying request, Cybil, a reserved and resourceful seamstress, must go on an adventure to a city far from home. Everett and Cybil were once great friends but they had a terrible falling out, and Cybil has long-harbored conflicting emotions for Everett, who hurt her more than any other in her life. Unbeknownst to her, he has documented everything, and through his frequent journal entries the reader comes to learn the depths of their story, about their friendship, and his relationship with a woman called Beatrice that seems to have caused his suicide. On Cybil’s journey, her traveling companion and carriage driver is the shadowy Kindle, a man who is not who he says he is. What painful memories and conflicts await her on this adventure? And who or what is giving her the foreboding feeling as she sets out? Danger awaits if she doesn’t tread carefully… The book has dark themes of suicide, depression, addiction, marital issues, and heartbreak, but it also has overcoming addiction, forgiveness, and love. An original, genuinely thought-provoking story.

Teddy’s Game

Teddy’s Game is the new book by SM Russell!

This is a story about the freedom to choose, and how choices can be used, misused, and abused.

He, that is Arbogast, looked around and saw the world had changed, and not at all for the better!

The fire had mostly gone out of politics, of internet discourse, of people!

A world without racism, without fear of scientific overreach, without the vicious and rapid struggle that had marked out life in the world. What had happened?

The boards happened. Teddy happened.
Arbogast wanted revenge, more than anything, or did he?

He lived in a world where the very choices we make are suspect.

Teddy’s world. Teddy’s game.

Will he play the game to the end?

The Mysterious City and Dark Realm Battle against Evil

In this fictional story.. Grayson sets out on a mysterious dark journey to save the world from evil. He soon finds out that it’s definetely not what he was expecting or used to, but the rewards for him may be really life changing for him if he succeeds.

Camberforge War

Jack Landon’s world is turned upside down when a former enemy turns up in his hometown. He would rather live in the woods than go home. When he learns his best friend is the actual target, he comes out of hiding to help. He makes a fatal error and dies. In heaven he gains a second chance but must complete the list of challenges given to him. Work in a military academy, win over a man hating witch, tame a wild animal, face his past, solve riddles, use a sword with no blade and he cannot die again.

The Tasks of the Departed

Fourteen-year-old Al is horrified when he witnesses his family being abducted by vicious hawk-like creatures and he’s dragged after them into the spirit world by a supernatural robin. Here, he meets his deceased grandfather, Alfred, and learns that spirits like him secretly help their living loved ones.

Aided by a group of powerful beings, Al and Alfred set out to rescue their family from the clutches of an evil spirit bent on using them in his plan to conquer both the spirit world and the living one. Along the way, Al discovers that he himself has unique powers which may save both.

2-4 Cavalry Book 1: A New Hope

Based in the universe created by David Drake (with his permission) A New Hope chronicles, in anthology format the exploits of A Troop, 2/4 Cavalry. Designed to solely test out a new type (though of old ideas) of vehicles and tactics, the troopers are challenged by an insurgency campaign set in the mountainous Pollo Mountains.

Based off of some experiences from past conflicts, to include my tour in Afghanistan.

El Planeta Perdido

Después de las acciones del Libro 11, la unidad se envía a Talislanta para recuperar a un científico. El único inconveniente de esta sencilla misión es que el planeta sufrió una guerra nuclear y el alto mando no quiere que el científico esté allí. Se forma una misión de rescate cortada y seca y ¿encontrarán al científico a tiempo o los restos de un páramo devastado por la explosión nuclear masticarán al científico?

Death

Death.

The day Death comes to Lazarus Gaumond’s town and kills everyone in one fell swoop, the last thing he expects to see is a woman left alive and standing. But Lazarus has her own extraordinary gift: she cannot be killed—not by humans, not by the elements, not by Death himself.

She is the one soul Death doesn’t recognize. The one soul he cannot pry free from her flesh. Nor can he ignore the unsettling desire he has for her. Take her. He wants to, desperately. And the longer she tries to stop him from his killing spree, the stronger the desire becomes.

When Lazarus crosses paths with the three other horsemen, an unthinkable situation leads to a terrible deal: seduce Death, save the world. A hopeless task, made all the worse by the bad blood between her and Thanatos. But Death’s attraction to her is undeniable, and try though she might, Lazarus cannot stay away from that ancient, beautiful being and his dark embrace.

The end is here. Humankind is set to perish, and not even the horsemen can stop Death from fulfilling his final task.

Only Lazarus can.

Leviathan Falls (The Expanse, 9)

Hugo Award Winner for Best Series

The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the thirteen hundred solar systems free from the rule of Winston Duarte. But the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and the war against our universe has begun again.

In the dead system of Adro, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who bear the weight of her investigation. Through the wide-flung systems of humanity, Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte’s missing daughter. . . and the shattered emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins of all that has come before.

As nearly unimaginable forces prepare to annihilate all human life, Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a vast galactic civilization free from wars, factions, lies, and secrets if they win.

But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat.

Fallout (Expeditionary Force Book 13)

The problem with lying about having a super weapon, is that the bad guys might believe they have nothing to lose by doing something stupid that both sides will regret. Or, they might just call your bluff. Either way, the Merry Band of Pirates need a plan to deal with the Fallout.

Niout

Thirty-two years before the story begins, a group of adventurers had used the abundant energy storage possibility enabled by a recent innovation to leave the land on an enormous floating shipyard and anchor in the middle of the Pacific to start a new lifestyle on mega rafts. Now there are around 350 rafts, each hosting about 12,000 residents and industrial and agricultural sites. It is a city (Niout) of more than three million people with its own government and defence force. They run a planned (socialist) economy. Religions are not banned; however, temples and clergy are.

CLARR (late twenties) is a Niout-born resident, working at recycling and plantation as every resident has two halftime jobs. He occasionally has sex with LORYA, a young and beautiful Niout-born doctor; however, they both are reluctant to call it a relationship. Besides, Clarr has a crush on SUSAN, a beautiful sporty woman who seems to have some sort of a relationship with Clarr’s work colleague and close friend. Susan hints to Clarr that she likes sporty and cool men, not someone humble like him.

TARN is a top-rank commander in the Defence Quarters. This defence force is tasked with thwarting the attacks from the outer world, never letting them grow into a fight or war. The global capitalist world has reasons not to let this new lifestyle flourish, and they keep coming back with armed fleets to start a conflict. The Defence Quarters develop secret methods or high-tech tricks to bounce the assaults. These are highly confidential, called “shells”.

One of the other three top-rank commanders gets lured into sharing the shell details with the US by an online AI algorithm, leaving Niout with only one shell to use, which Tarn saves at the last second. Nevertheless, that one gets revealed at the next attack. So now Niout has no defence, apart from certain secret instructions prepared by the founders.

The secret instructions will have to be employed pretty soon while a hostile fleet is approaching. The

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons (Dungeon & Dragons Book) (Dungeons & Dragons)

Meet Fizban the Fabulous: doddering archmage, unlikely war hero, divine avatar of a dragon-god—and your guide to the mysteries of dragonkind.

What is the difference between a red dragon and a gold dragon? What is dragonsight? How does a dragon’s magic impact the world around them? This comprehensive guide provides Dungeon Masters with a rich hoard of tools and information for designing dragon-themed encounters, adventures, and campaigns. Dragonslayers and dragon scholars alike will also appreciate its insight into harnessing the power of dragon magic and options for players to create unique, memorable draconic characters.

• Introduces gem dragons to fifth edition!
• Provides Dungeon Masters with tools to craft adventures inspired by dragons, including dragon lair maps and detailed information about 20 different types of dragons
• Adds player character options, including dragon-themed subclasses for monks and rangers, unique draconic ancestries for dragonborn, additional spell options, and a feat
• Presents a complete dragon bestiary and introduces a variety of dragons and dragon-related creatures—including aspects of the dragon gods, dragon minions, and more
• Reveals the story of the First World and the role the dragon gods Bahamut and Tiamat played in its creation and destruction