New Books : 28 March 2017

* Eves, Rosalyn : Blood Rose Rebellion
(Knopf 978-1-101-93599-6, $17.99, 408pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101936016
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780735207110

Young adult fantasy novel, first in a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about a 16-year-old girl who lacks her family’s ability to perform magic.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This richly imagined historical fantasy enchants while contemplating sexism, classism, and how best to effect social change. Intrigue, action, and star-crossed romance abound, propelling this trilogy opener toward a heartbreaking yet hopeful conclusion.”

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+ McDermott, Andy : The Midas Legacy
(Dell 978-1-101-96531-3, $9.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101965320
Nina Wild/Eddie Chase #12

Action adventure novel, twelfth in a series about archaeologist Nina Wilde and her bodyguard Eddie Chase that began with The Hunt for Atlantis (2008).
• The UK hardcover first edition appeared last September.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* McDonald, Ian : Luna: Wolf Moon
(Tor 978-0-7653-7553-7, $27.99, 400pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466847644
UK edition: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473202269 (Thu 23 Mar 2017)
Luna #2


SF novel, second in a series after Luna: New Moon (2015), about a lunar settlement run by rival corporations called the Five Dragons.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Although this middle volume in a trilogy does not end so much as pause, it is still compelling throughout. Each of McDonald’s viewpoint characters is made human in fascinating and occasionally disturbing detail, and the solar system of the 22nd century is wonderfully delineated.”

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+ Sapkowski, Andrzej : The Lady of the Lake
(Orbit 978-0316273831, $16.99, 560pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316273770
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478915713
UK edition: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473211599 (Thu 16 Mar 2017)
The Witcher #5


Fantasy horror novel, fifth novel in a series following Blood of Elves (2008), The Time of Contempt (2013), Baptism of Fire (2014), and The Tower of Swallows (2016), about sorcerer Geralt de Riv, basis for the Atari videogame The Witcher.
• This book was first published in Polish in 1999, and is here translated by David French.
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Taylor, Laini : Strange the Dreamer
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-34168-4, $18.99, 544pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316341646
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478913054
Strange #1

Young adult fantasy novel, first of a duology, about war orphan and junior librarian Lazlo Strange who is obsessed with the mythical lost city of Weep.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next.”

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* Westerfeld, Scott : Horizon
(Scholastic 978-0-545-91677-6, $14.99, 256pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
Horizon #1

Middle grade fantasy novel, first in a new series, about eight young survivors of a plane crash in the arctic.
• The book is part of a multiplatform series, including a digital game, that has website http://horizon.scholastic.com/ with this description of the book and an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The fast-paced action and mystery surrounding the plane crash, along with seeing how the characters react to the challenges that arise, should keep readers glued to this book and eager for the next one…”

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