|New Releases: February 2013!
||[Feb. 2nd, 2013|09:20 pm]
It's time for the new releases from DAW Books for February 2013! We've got three brand new books from Jennifer Roberson, Stephen Blackmoore, and Irene Radford, plus the paperback release of Kristen Britain's most recent novel. So without further ado:
First up, we have the hardcover release of the month, a brand new Tiger and Del novel from Jennifer Roberson called Sword-Bound! Who here has been waiting impatiently for another book in this series?
For the first time in years, life seems settled for Tiger and Del. They run a school for sword-dancers in the South. They're raising a two-year-old daughter. They collect income from their interest in a thriving cantina. Occasionally Tiger must dance against sword-dancers bent on killing him for forsaking the oaths and vows of the circle, but for the most part it's an idyllic life. Until Tiger's twenty-five-year-old son accuses him of being "domesticated."
Thus challenged by his own flesh-and-blood to reclaim his legendary status, Tiger, accompanied by Del and his son, embarks on a journey northwards that will test his sword skill and resolve, and lead him and Del into danger from an old enemy. Though Tiger had forsaken his magic years before, he now faces the choice to reclaim it, and to wield it, in order to save those he loves.
Next up is the second novel from DAW from Stephen Blackmoore called Dead Things. I read Stephen's first book and loved it, so I'm curious to see what he's got for us next. How about you guys?
Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with.
He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course.
When he left LA fifteen years ago, he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him.
But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.
Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patrion saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him.
Carter's going to find out who did it, and he's going to make them pay.
As long as they don't kill him first.
We also have a new book from Irene Radford, with her return to the Dragon Nimbus universe. This is the first book in a new series called Children of the Dragon Nimbus called The Silent Dragon. I'm certain there are a ton of fans who can't wait to return to this world. And if you haven't read Irene's previous books in this world, you can catch up by picking up the omnibus editions DAW released a few years ago.
In a realm on the brink of war, will an unsuspected heir to the kingdon of Coronnan and to magic long-banished from the land offer the only hope for survival?
Glenndon--son of witchwoman Brevelan and Jaylor, Senior Magician and Chancellor of the University of Magicians--has never spoken aloud. He has no need because his telepathic talent is strong and everyone associated with the University can "hear" him. He can throw master-level spells, but because he will not speak, Jaylor has refused to promote him from apprentice to journeyman magician. Still, everyone knows it is only a matter of time until Glenndon will take his rightful place at the University.
Then an urgent missive arrives from King Darville. The Council of Provinces is near rebellion over the king's lack of a male heir. Rather than see his fourteen-year-old daughter, Rosselinda, married off just to procure an heir, he orders his illegitimate son Glenndon to Coronnan City to become his successor. And suddenly Glenndon's world is in chaos. The man he's always known as his father is not. Instead he is the son of the king. But in this city where court politics can prove deadly and where magic is forbidden, the young man must hide his talents even as he struggles to find his voice and his destiny.
And one slip could see Glenndon, Darville, Rosselinda, and even Jaylor doomed, for the lords of the people fear magic more than potential invasion, legendary monsters, and civil war.
And lastly, we have the paperback release of Kristen Britain's Blackveil, the fourth book in her Green Rider series.
Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand when she becomes a legendary Green Rider-one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced by magic to accept a dangerous fate she would never have chosen, headstrong Karigan has become completely devoted to the king and her fellow Riders.
But now, an insurrection led by dark magicians threatens to break the boundaries of ancient, evil Blackveil Forest -- releasing powerful dark magics that have been shut away for a millennium.
So there they are, the DAW new releases! Go forth and raid the bookstores!