Release Day – August (2)
August 15, 2013
The Beating of His Wings – Paul Hoffman
The Left Hand of God #3
Thomas Cale has been running from the truth.
Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose – to destroy God’s greatest mistake, mankind itself – Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco.
Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for destruction to bring down the most powerful civilisation in the world.
But Thomas Cale is weak. His soul is dying. As his body is wracked with convulsions he knows that the final judgment will not wait for a sick boy.
As the day of reckoning draws close, Cale’s sense of vengeance leads him back to the Sanctuary – and to confront the person he hates most in the world. Finally Cale must recognise that he is the incarnation of God’s rage and decide if he will stand against the Sanctuary of the Redeemers and use his unique skill of laying waste to all things.
The fate of mankind rests on Cale’s decision.
The Raven’s Shadow – Elspeth Cooper
Wild Hunt Trilogy #3
Sometimes those with the greatest potential must withstand the hardest blows. Fate, it seems, has nothing kind in store for Gair. First his lover and now his mentor have been killed – the first by the dangerous, ambitious Savin, the second in a revolutionary uprising. Alone, and with even his magical abilities betraying him, he has only one goal left: revenge. Far to the north, if Teia has one goal it is survival. Attempting to cross a high mountain pass in the teeth of winter is an act of desperation, but the message she carries cannot wait for spring. An invasion force is gathering behind her, and only an ancient order of knights can hold them back. The danger is real, there are enemies in the shadows, and time is running out…
Book Three of the series sees the action return to the mainland Empire as the deserts erupt into violence. Gair flees the flames of El Maqqam with one last duty to discharge before he is finally free to pursue his vengeance against Savin. Meanwhile, the Nimrothi war band advances southwards through the Archen Mountains, bent on reclaiming their ancient homeland with the help of Maegern the Raven, Keeper of the Dead.
Under a trinity moon, battle will be joined. Ytha and her war band, forty thousand strong, versus a scant legion of imperial infantry, a handful of Arennorian clansmen, and one damaged gaeden with nothing left to lose.
Dragon Queen – Stephan Deas
The Memory of Flames #5
Death-dealing dragons, the Bloody Judge and a world-spanning conflict combine in the latest from acclaimed author Stephen Deas.
Praised by the likes of Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks, Stephen Deas has made dragons his own.
In the years before the Dragons laid waste to man’s empire, the fearsome monsters were used for war and as gifts of surpassing wealth to buy favour in the constant political battles that tore at the kingdoms.
Notorious in these battles was the Dragon Queen. And now she is a prisoner. But no-one is more dangerous than when caged…
The critics, fellow authors and readers alike are agreed – if you love dragons and epic fantasy, Stephen Deas is the writer for you. The man who brought dragons back to their full glory, might and terror.
Dragon Queen is a companion volume to the Memory of Flames trilogy and to THE BLACK MAUSOLEUM.