New Books Network

Carrie Vaughn, “The Immortal Conquistador” (Tachyon Publications, 2020)
Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, Ricardo found the end of his mortal life, and a new one, as a renegade vampire. For over five hundred years, Ricardo has upset the established order. He has protected his found family from marauding demons,... Read More
Gabrielle Mathieu, “Girl of Fire” (Five Directions Press, 2019)
In the fantasy medieval land of Trea—a conservative society that despite its worship of the goddess Amur respects her human daughters only as wives and mothers—eighteen-year-old Berona has limited expectations for her future. Securing a handsome husband who will win her heart and teach her to dance seems like enough... Read More
Sarah Kozloff, “The Nine Realms” (Tor, 2020)
Sarah Kozloff does her world building gradually and carefully, introducing you to a few characters you get to know and care for, before moving on to other lands and cultures. The land of Weirandale is ruled by a line of queens with unique magical talents which is granted to them... Read More
Priya Sharm, “Ormeshadow” (Tor.com, 2019)
A slim volume you can swallow in one melancholy winter afternoon, best with sips of a mellow amber whisky with undertones of peat, Priya Sharm‘s Ormeshadow (Tor.com, 2019) is more about human beasts than the actual dragon that slumbers under the earth. The fraternal archetypes; the civilized and the wild... Read More
Christopher Brown, “Rule of Capture” (Harper Voyager, 2019)
Donny Kimoe, a wise-cracking lawyer who used to work for the prosecution and has kept his security clearance, believes in the legal system. His work as a defense attorney will change all that. His clients are a new class of criminals—those who dare protest changes in American government, including imposition... Read More
Emily Roberson, “Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters” (FSG, 2019)
Welcome to New Books in Fantasy and Adventure, a podcast channel on the New Books Network. Today we’ll be talking with Emily Roberson about her debut YA novel, Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), a mythological retelling. In this modern version of the myth of Theseus... Read More
Melissa Albert, “The Hazel Wood” (Flatiron Books, 2018)
Melissa Albert‘s novel The Hazel Wood (Flatiron Books, 2018) is a shivery delight, like a dazzling vintage ball gown of paisley silk, slithering over your head. Reading it is like drowning in musk rose petals and damson wine. It begins in an almost conventional manner, with a missing person mystery.... Read More