New Books : 25 July 2017

* Aguirre, Ann : Vanguard
(Feiwel & Friends 978-1250089823, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250089830
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427285560
Razorland #4

Young adult dystopian SF novel, fourth book in a series following the trilogy Enclave (2011), Outpost (2012), and Horde (2013),
about a girl raised as a Hunter in an underground world.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Andrews, Ilona : Wildfire
(HarperCollins/Avon 978-0062697448, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062289285
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062683854
Hidden Legacy #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Burn For Me (2014) and White Hot (May 2017), about a detective in a magical society.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly said about the previous book, “Andrews sets fully realized characters, killer action scenes, and a hot and sweet romance against a dynastic world of mages.”

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* Bakker, R. Scott : The Unholy Consult
(Overlook Press 978-1-4683-1486-1, $28.95, 640pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Aspect Emperor #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Judging Eye (2009), The White-Luck Warrior (2010), and The Great Ordeal (2016).
• Overlook’s site has this description.

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* Christopher, Adam : Killing Is My Business
(Tor 978-0765379207, $25.99, 288pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466867161
Ray Electromatic Mysteries #4

SF novel, fourth in a series following short fiction Brisk Money (2014) and novels Made to Kill (2015) and Standard Hollywood Depravity (March 2017), about the world’s last robot, a former private investigator now turned hit-man.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Colin, Emily : The Dream Keeper’s Daughter
(Ballantine 978-1-101-88431-7, $160, 480pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101884331

Fantasy novel about a woman whose boyfriend vanished eight years before, now experiencing disturbing phone calls and other mysterious events.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “a splendid mix of time travel, romantic yearning, and moving on after grief.”

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* Elliott, Kate : Buried Heart
(Little, Brown 978-0316344418, $17.99, 480pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316344401
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478916178
Court of Fives #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Court of Fives (2015) and Poisoned Blade (2016), about an upper-class girl in a divided world of commoners and patrons.
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Likitalo, Leena : The Five Daughters of the Moon
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9543-6, $17.99, 224pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765395429
The Waning Moon #1

Historical fantasy novel, first book of a duology, inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last days of the Romanov sisters.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The second book, The Sisters of the Crescent Empress, is due in November.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “A fantasy landscape both familiar and otherworldly comes to life in this absorbing, imaginative tale.”

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* Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Assassin’s Price
(Tor 978-0765390479, $27.99, 528pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765390493

Fantasy novel, eleventh volume in a series following Imager (March 2009), Imager’s Challenge (Oct. 2009), Imager’s Intrigue (2010), Scholar (2011), Princeps (2012), Imager’s Battalion (Jan. 2013), Antiagon Fire (2013), Rex Regis (2014), Madness in Solidar (2016), and Treachery’s Tools (2016) — where some have the magical skill to visualize things and make them real.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Shaw, Vivian : Strange Practice
(Orbit 978-0-316-43460-7, $14.99, 400pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Dr. Greta Helsing #1

Humorous fantasy novel about a doctor for the undead, first in a series and the author’s first novel.
• Orbit’s site has this post about the book.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Shaw has plenty of room to both to continue developing the relationships inside the ensemble cast and add more quirky players in the planned sequel.”

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* Snipes, Wesley, & Ray Norman : Talon of God
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-266816-5, $27.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062668189
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062681980

Urban fantasy novel, the first novel by both coauthors, about a skeptical doctor drawn into a battle against Satan’s army.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishsers Weekly review comments, “Debut novelists Snipes (star of the Blade vampire hunter film trilogy) and Norman bring a cinematic flair to the proceedings (including a “giant flying hell fortress”). The overall tone of the book is fundamentalist, but the authors broaden their audience by discreetly avoiding both explicit violence and thorny cultural issues…”

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* Sullivan, Michael J. : Age of Swords
(Del Rey 978-1-101-96536-8, $28, 496pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101965375
Legends of the First Empire #2

Epic fantasy novel, second in a series of five following Age of Myth (2016), about a race of gods, the Fhrey, worshipped by humans until one of the gods is killed by a human.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The unusual technological level and prevalence of thoughtful women as leading characters set this apart from other fantasies.”

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