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Today is the official release day for Kris Longknife: Unrelenting by Mike Shepherd

In the New York Times bestselling Kris Longknife novels, “fans of the Honor Harrington escapades will welcome the adventures of another strong female in outer space starring in a thrill-a-page military space opera” (Alternative Worlds).

The aliens attacking the planetary system of Alwa are an enemy unlike any Admiral Kris Longknife has ever encountered before. She doesn’t know who they are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice themselves against her fleet.

But Kris faces more than just the fanatical behavior of an alien armada. A saboteur has infiltrated the military’s medical facility and unleashed an epidemic that has spread throughout the fleet without warning.

Seventy-two career military women are down with something not even the aliens could do to them—including Admiral Kris Longknife…

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Today is the official publication day for An Apprentice to Elves by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette. Return to the Iskryne series that began with A Companion to Wolves, and continued in The Tempering of Men.

The warrior culture of the Iskryne forbids many things to women–and most especially it forbids them bonding to one of the giant telepathic trelwolves. But as her father Isolfr was no ordinary boy, Alfgyfa is no ordinary girl.

Her father has long planned to send Alfgyfa to Tin, a matriarch among the elves who live nearby, to be both apprentice and ambassador, and now she is of age to go. But Alfgyfa is a child with her own mind…

Read a sample here.

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Today is the official publication day for Jim Butcher’s THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, the launch of his new Cinder Spires series!

“With shifting points of view, short chapters, fast-paced action, and awesome battle scenes, the large cast of characters, elaborate world building, and intricate plot are revealed quickly and realized fully. It all reminds readers of when they first fell for Harry Dresden. The Cinder Spires will be sure to attract Butcher fans new, old, and even lapsed, increasing interest as well in all of his novels.” — Booklist, Starred Review

“Butcher (the Dresden Files series) opens the imaginative Cinder Spires series with this sweeping fantastical epic with pseudo-Victorian sensibilities. After a slower-paced start that sets up a multitude of story lines and viewpoint characters, each of those threads is woven into a fascinating, adventurous, and intricate story. Butcher brings a fresh and exciting perspective to secondary-world steampunk, giving the reader a thrilling ride.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“With this novel, Butcher (“The Dresden Files” series) launches a new fantasy series, and it is a splendid beginning indeed… The author blends familiar steampunk and fantasy elements (airships, wizardry, and heroes from a monarch’s guard) in a fresh and wonderful way that results in a fantastic ride. This should well satisfy fans of fantasy, sf, or their stepchild steampunk.” — Library Journal, Starred Review

“Butcher’s first installment in the Cinder Spires series is a rip-roaring adventure! Revealing the story through the perspective of a variety of characters, Butcher expertly breathes life into a vastly intriguing ensemble of players. Heart-stopping action, dangerous magic and plenty of evil chills make this a tale of the first magnitude!” — RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!

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Today is the official publication day for THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT by Seth Dickinson!

“This is an accomplished debut, with a heroine whose motives are murky, seemingly even to herself. The twists and turns our unreliable narrator takes as she pushes the Aurdwynn nobles to rebel reveal her goals yet also expose her loneliness. We’ve only seen a fraction of the world of the Masquerade and a glimpse of Baru’s plans, setting the stage for a compelling series.” — Library Journal, Starred Review

“Dickinson’s debut, the start of a trilogy set in an impressively well-crafted fantasy world, is assured and impressive. Dickinson’s worldbuilding is ambitious and his language deviously subtle; both are seductive in their complexity. He combines social engineering, economic trickery, and coldhearted pseudoscientific theories to weave a compelling, utterly surprising narrative that keeps readers guessing until the end.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Chapter 1 is here if you want to get a taste!

Read an interview with the author and enter this giveaway for a chance to get a copy!