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The Shadow Within (2024 release), Karen Hancock

The Shadow Within

Abramm Kalladorne has returned to Kiriath to claim the crown he thought he would never wear and to prepare his people for the inevitable attack of the Armies of the Black Moon.
Etania's Destiny by M. H. Elrich

Etania’s Destiny

A wedding. A battle. And a lesson in forgiveness in one action-packed fantasy novel.
Etania's Destiny by M. H. Elrich

Seeing is not Believing

Five years ago, a young, struggling author sold her novel to a big publisher. Now the fantasy world she wrote about is in desperate need of an infusion of Magic.
Chromatic by Ashley Bustamante
Reviewed

Chromatic

Elm and Ava must confront the growing darkness and create a future in a world that has been all but stripped of hope.
“With this last stroke for the Color Theory trilogy, Ashley Bustamante’s Chromatic concludes her triptych with a bold finale.”
Adamant in Dust by Willamette Sutta

Adamant in Dust

The dark lord Malchor ensnares Sadira in his opening bid to gain all the Far Stones of power. With them, he will subjugate all the peoples of Miran.
The Crown of Nightingale by Joseph Wolfe

The Crown of Nightingale

Donovan sold his soul for a spell and lost his memory, but who doesn’t love a chance to reinvent himself?
Thread of Dreams by Emily Barnett

Thread of Dreams

Nova harvests threads from human dreams to help fight a malicious parasite invading her sunless planet, but then she visits a boy who is already dreaming of her.
Seregn by Brooke Martin

Seregn

A broken young woman and a terminally ill warrior learn to discern God’s voice and realise the power of love and self-sacrifice as they race to save not only a cursed king—but the very world itself.
Blood of the Stars by Karyne Norton
Reviewed

Blood of the Stars

Harnessing the power in her blood could turn the tides of war—if it doesn’t destroy her first.
“Karyne Norton’s Blood of the Stars crafts a rich fantasy realm exploding with life and complex heroes who grow throughout a quick-paced plot.”
Ruthless by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

Ruthless

Seventeen-year-old, Cottia, made one last deal for her freedom, but it all falls apart when she gets a botched alias.
Saints and Monsters by Ellen McGinty
Reviewed

Saints and Monsters

A disabled princess must claim a dragon’s heart to prove her worth as the next queen, or die trying.
“Ellen McGinty weaves a fantasy of princesses and magical creatures among a vaguely modern setting … a vivid, well-told story that captivates reader hearts.”
Minu by S. K. Ehra

Minu

Minu spent lifetimes creating an enchantment to grow a paradise from the ashes of the old world, only to have it corrupted by an immortal adversary.
Secrets Ever Green by Sara Knightly

Secrets Ever Green

When Ivy Rune discovers her father’s secret life, she is thrust into a hidden world of magic and discovers powers of her own.
Mantles of Oak and Iron by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

Mantles of Oak and Iron

A world on the brink of war, a pirate captain with a heart of gold, and a young man with a purpose he has only just begun to realize.
The Stones Will Sing by Alanna Vane

The Stones Will Sing

In a world where music is a distant memory, it may be the only thing to secure freedom for a Prince and his country.
Ex Librum by Gayle and Stephen Porter

Ex Librum

Journeying through an unknown land, with an unfamiliar guide, will the heirs of the Triad uncover their heritage or stir up an ancient war that will endanger them all.
A Soul As Cold As Frost by Jennifer Kropf
Reviewed

A Soul as Cold as Frost

The Quarrel of Sword and Bone was a death sentence for anyone who stepped into the arena with the deranged Queen, whose soul had crisped to frost in an age long since past.
“Jennifer Kropf’s debut novel A Soul as Cold as Frost creates a lyrical adventure whose winter wonderland intersects our world.”
Steal Fire From the Gods, Clint Hall
Reviewed

Steal Fire from the Gods

On the run and hunted by the war machines, Gunnar discovers that an ancient, life-based strength has awakened to help humanity fight back.
“Clint Hall’s debut Steal Fire From the Gods casts readers into a compressed-epic world of uncertain powers yet certain morality, plus elemental conflicts between human choice and technocracy.”
A Twist of Tides by Hannah Carter

A Twist of Tides

After the legendary mermaid Thessalonike resurfaces, Reanna must be trained to use her magic—only to find herself facing down her mother’s right-hand general with her own soul on the line.
The Inn at the Forest's Edge by Raymond Keith

The Inn at the Forest’s Edge

A timid farm boy must become a hero to rescue the girl he loves from a merciless warlock in a mystical forest.
Almost Paradise, Bryan Timothy Mitchell

Almost Paradise

After surviving the Inferno, Daniel Strong confronts demons who don’t only have a grudge against him but a plan to create Hell on Earth.
A Bond of Briars by Erin Phillips
Reviewed

A Bond of Briars

As her bond grows stronger, Caitrin must prove her blood magic isn’t dangerous or suffer the consequences of the truth being discovered.
“A Bond of Briars shows a beautiful love story, blending the biblical Ruth narrative with prophecy and hopes of redemption from spiritual warfare that binds the soul.”
Hamelin Stoop: The Battle of Parthogen by Robert B. Sloan

Hamelin Stoop: The Battle of Parthogen

It’s up to Hamelin and his friends to save not only Princess Sophia but all of Parthogen before Landon’s reinforcements arrive and doom the Land of Gloaming forever.
Shadowcast by Crystal D. Grant

Shadowcast

A dark soldier on a mission of vengeance is wounded and laid up in the home of a peasant girl who mistakes him for one of the Steward knights he despises.
Black Earth: End of the Innocence by David N. Alderman (2023)

Black Earth: End Of The Innocence

The night the stars fell was only the beginning of the end.
Skate the Seeker by Jeff Ayers

Skate the Seeker

Young ex-thief Skate must rely on her wits and her friends to save not only her mentor’s life but also her own.
Concordia by Brian Shukwit

Concordia

Thaddeus, a resilient tikpo aided by his mentor Story, embarks on a perilous journey to master the sword art of Concordia.
Calligraphy Guild, R. M. Archer

Calligraphy Guild

Can the calligraphy guild discover which of their guildmates has altered time before the dragons pass judgment on them all?
Light of Eidon, Karen Hancock

Light Of Eidon

The Light of Eidon is set in a world of swords and cloaks, of glittering palaces and mystical temples, of galley ships and ancient mist-bound cities.
The Orb and the Airship, Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

The Orb and the Airship

A rogue airship captain. An ambitious youth. A clash of powers beyond their imagination.
Drops of Glass, Kenneth A. Baldwin

Drops of Glass

When mysterious rogue pilots start attacking both sides of the Western front, an American combat pilot and his hedgewitch mechanic have to track down a set of magical devices that can reshape the fate of World War I.
Hamelin Stoop: The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge, Robert B. Sloan.

The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge

If orphan Hamelin Stoop hopes to find his parents, he must first find his courage to step into an unfamiliar world where kingdoms are caught between the battle of good and evil.
Radiant, Ashley Bustamante
Reviewed

Radiant

After the introduction of Yellow magic in a society accustomed to only Red and Blue magic, the world inside the barrier has become more complicated than anyone imagined.
“Ashley Bustamante’s Radiant expands the Color Theory series palette with new characters and locales to paint a new adventure.”
Castelon, Alyssa Roat

Castelon

Adelynn’s visions have returned. But this time, she’s not the only one seeing the future before it happens.
Fortified by V. Romas Burton

Fortified

When Devora’s future shatters, she must decide whether to live to fight or fight to live.
Tattoo of Crimson, Sarah Chislon
Reviewed

Tattoo of Crimson

Gently-bred herbalist Jessa Caldwell has no intention of making a suitable match—not when she’s seeking the truth about the taint of the fae that lies within her.
“Complex relationships and social conventions tangle in this unique world inspired by Regency England and the Inquisition era, but overlaid with fae creatures.”
A Wolf's Rose, M. C. Kenendy
Reviewed

A Wolf’s Rose

A young woman with a magic ring is captured by an agent of evil with supernatural abilities who wants to use her ring to assassinate the nation’s leaders.
“M. C. Kennedy combines “Little Red Riding Hood” with “Beauty and the Beast” to create a deeper story of hatred, forgiveness, and redemption.”
The Truth Beyond the Lies, Kathleen Bird

The Truth Beyond the Lies

In a world filled with steam and clockwork, one not-so-normal girl searches for what it means to be truly loved by her family and friends.
The Depths of Atlantis by Hannah Carter

The Depths of Atlantis

When a runaway mermaid princess is kidnapped and taken back to Atlantis, she must overcome her own self-doubts, recover her magic, and work with new friends to stop a war.
Frost, Winter's Lonely Guardian, E. E. Rawls

Frost, Winter’s Lonely Guardian

Seventeen-year-old Norah meets a handsome guy with snowflakes in his hair who says he’ll train her to become the next Winter Guardian.