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December 9, 2018
Two Thousand Years by M. Dalto
A Prophecy of Fire and Light foretells a time of a Queen who will brings peace and tranquility, but fails from a forbidden love. War ends up claiming thousands of innocent lives. Centuries after the war, a twenty – two year old Alexandra finds her home intruded by strangers who call her Empress Alexstrayna when she falls into complete darkness. Alexandra awakens in a realm with two suns and no electricity. M. Dalto encourages to follow Alexandra in this mysterious domain of war and darkness.
Publication on December 11th 2018
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Enter the Indian-inspired adult fantasy of Mehr where Amrithis – nomads descended of desert spirits – are outcasts and are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power within their blood. When one of the Emperor’s most feared mystics realizes the power that Mehr possesses, Mehr must use her powers to keep threat at bay. However, if she were to fail, then the gods will be angered and seek vengeance. Tasha Suri creates a world that is rooted from her own heritage and experiences as a woman of color and introduces a female lead character who becomes a pawn in a deadly game of men, demons, and the gods.
“She’d always understood that keeping even the barest bones of her heritage demanded a terrible price. But she had kept her heritage regardless. That was her gravest error.”
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Just one wish can change the fate not only one person’s life, but it will cost all the land to fall into darkness of chaos. Yumeko has been trained her whole life to hide her yoki powers – half kitsune and half human. Being surrounded by monks and raised in a isolated Silent Woods temple, her adoptive family is taken away from her that makes her flee for her life with the greatest treasure – one part of the ancient scroll. Julie Kagawa creates a story of Japanese folklore filled with an army of demons, a dragon’s wish, and even allies of the unlikeliest beings.
“One step at a time, little fox. The spider does not spin its web in a heartbeat, nor does the albatross fly across the oceans with a few flaps of its wings. Many would consider what they do impossible, and yet, they still complete their tasks without fail, because they simply… start.”