4 New release Fantasy available second week of August 2019

 

The Mage-Fire War (Recluse Saga #21) by L. E. Modesitt, Jr

Prejudices against chaos magic force Beltur and his companions to flee Axalt.  The rulers of nearby Montgren offer sanctuary and the chance to be Councilors of a run-down, disintegrating town of Haven.  Montegren lacks any mages, making a perfect opportunity to start again.  Belter and his companions however must re-instate law and order, rebuild parts of the own, deal with brigands and thwart an invading army.

 

The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain

Melek Ahmar, djinn king, wakes from a millennia of imprisoned slumber.  He finds the world vastly different from what he remembers.  He comes down the mountain arrogantly expecting an easy conquest: the wealthy, spectacular city state of Kathmandu is ruled by the all knowing, all seeing tyrant AI Karma.  However the citizens want for nothing and even the dregs of society are unwilling to revolt.  Only one person seems unhappy, the old Gurkha soldier Bhan Gurung, an exile from Kathmandu whose pursuing a forty-year-old vendetta that leads to the very heart of Karma.  In the upheaval that follows, old crimes come to light and the city itself will be forced to change

 

 

Pale Kings by Micah Yongo

The Five Lands have been at peace for centuries but now a nameless enemy is tearing apart the borders. A young Assassin, Neythan is summoned to Sunam and expects to help uncover the enemy, he is instead confronted with secrets from his forgotten childhood, all linked to an ancient scroll he has always carried.  As the invasion continues and the supernatural faorces responsible are revealed, Neythan must learn to truth about the power in his blood, before it’s too late.

 

 

The House of Sacrifice (Empires of Dust #3) by Anna Smith Spark

Marith Altrersyr has won, cutting a path of blood, vengeance and needless violence he now rules.  Now its time for Marith to put down his sword, send home his armies, grow a beard and become fat.  The King of Death must now learn to live but some things can not be learnt.  As the army marches on to Sorlost Thalia’s thoughts turn to home and the future, a life grows inside her but it grows weak.  Why must the sins of the father curse the child?