Happy Tuesday, shipmates! It’s Alex, with your first set of new releases for August. And…it’s August? How did that happen? We’re deep into the summer now (at least in this hemisphere), and the books just keep on coming. Not that I’m complaining. I’m also recommending a couple of indie releases from last month that are definitely worth checking out! Stay safe out there, space pirates, and I’ll see you on Friday!
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Zhara by S. Jae-Jones
Jin Zhara has a lot of problems: she’s at the mercy of a cruel stepmother and responsible for caring for her blind younger sister; she’s got magical gifts in a land where magic is forbidden, and thus must hide them; and now, there are rumors that the monster plague that nearly destroyed the Morning Realms 20 years ago is coming back. But a chance encounter with a young man named Han introduces her to the Guardians of Dawn, a secret organization of magicians on the case to stop the return of the monsters. Now Zhara must make peace with her inner magical warrior and help bring harmony back to her world.
Cassiel’s Servant by Jacqueline Carey
This book is a retelling of Kushiel’s Dart from the perspective of Joscelin, the Cassiline warrior-priest that eventually falls in love with the woman he’s sworn to protect. (I am unreasonably excited about this book, not going to lie. Joscelin was always one of my favorite characters!)
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Here’s a couple of recent indie new releases that you should check out!
The Meadowlands by Kate Kelly
Four children being raised in a state home in a dystopian land stumble across a portal to another world, which they discover as a beautiful meadow hidden behind a crumbling city wall. This new, verdant world belongs to the Beigfur, small beings who once lived alongside humans, but have since moved on to a parallel universe. The children will learn about these new people, and humanity, and how they all relate to nature.
The Screaming Child by Scott Adlerberg
A mother’s child went missing long enough ago that she’s trying to move on…by writing a book about an explorer who was murdered in the wilderness. But when she hears the voice of her child screaming in the woods she’s traveled to for research, she cannot help but search.