New Books: 12 April 2022
Aaronovitch, Ben: Amongst Our Weapons
(DAW 978-0-7564-1483-2, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Urban fantasy/detective novel, the ninth in the Rivers of London series, about Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, who solves magical crimes in the city of London.
Chadburn, Melissa: A Tiny Upward Shove
(Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, Giroux 9780374603946, $27.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Fantasy novel. Marina Salles is murdered and becomes an aswang, a Filipino spirit, able to see the memories of those she knew.
Cooney, C.S.E.: Saint Death’s Daughter
(Rebellion/Solaris US 9781786184702, $27.99, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Fantasy novel, the first in a series. After their parents are murdered, necromancer Lanie and her cheerfully psychotic sister must find a way to keep their ancestral home, including the ancient revenant that dwells there.
Devlin, Malcolm: And Then I Woke Up
(Tordotcom 978-1250798077, $13.99, 166pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, April 12, 2022)
Fantasy horror novella of a plague that affects how reality is perceived.
Dyson, Wes: Myracles in the Void
(Wonderlove 978-1-7379105-0-3, $17.95, pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, April 12, 2022)
YA fantasy novel about a brother and sister trapped on the floating garbage island of Hop, seeking their missing father who was one of very few people known to have ever escaped.
Farland, David, ed.: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38
(Galaxy 978-1-61986-763-5, $22.95, 496pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, April 8, 2022)
Original anthology of 25 original stories by contest winners, illustrated by artist contest winners, plus stories by David Farland, Frank Herbert, and Hubbard, a reprint essay on writing by Hubbard, and essays on writing and being an artist by Diane Dillon, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Frank Herbert, and Hubbard. A 16-page gallery provides color versions of the story illustrations.
Fox, Ruth: Under the Heavens
(CamCat Books 9780744304763, $24.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Young-adult SF novel. Social media star Hannah Monksman is captaining a ship carrying Earth’s last whales to a new paradise planet, but things start to go wrong.
Gwynne, John: The Hunger of the Gods
(Orbit US 978-0-316-53992-0, $17.99, 672pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Epic Norse-inspired epic fantasy novel, the second in the Bloodsworn series. The dragon god has been freed from her prison to begin an age of conquest. As war breaks out, the people’s only hope is to decode a book of forbidden magic and raise the wolf god from the dead.
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Shadow Fallen
(Tor 978-1-250-77386-9, $27.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Paranormal romance novel. Fifth in the Dream-Hunter series. Set in the Norman invasion of England, supernatural beings Ariel and Valteri find each other and undertake a greater struggle, to save the whole of existence.
Lindskold, Jane: Aurora Borealis Bridge
(Baen 978-1-9821-2602-5, $16.00, 288pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, April 12, 2022)
Portal fantasy novel, second in the Over Where series begun in Library of the Sapphire Wind. The three human women accidentally summoned into the fantasy land of Over Where embark on new missions.
Martinez, Gama Ray: God of Neverland
(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-301463-3, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Fantasy novel in the Defenders of Lore series, reimagining the story of Peter Pan. Former Lost Boy Michael Darling, now grown up, has to return to save Neverland, keep humanity safe, and find Peter Pan.
Michelle, Shani: You Should Have Seen This Coming
(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends/Swoon Reads 978-1-250-29477-7, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy novel. A teen girl who sees visions of the past must use her gift to save a kidnapped classmate.
Ono, Msatsugu: At the Edge of the Woods
(Two Lines Press 978-1-949641-28-8, $16.95, 184pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, April 12, 2022)
Allegorical magic realism novel about a father and son who live by a whispering forest and deal with strange phenomena. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter.
Pan, Emily X.R.: An Arrow to the Moon
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-46405-5, $18.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy romance novel mixing elements of Chinese myth with Romeo and Juliet, about gods reincarnated as a boy and girl from feuding families.
Panatier, Chris: Stringers
(Angry Robot US 978-0-857669629, $14.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Humorous space opera SF novel. Ben has an immense breadth of knowledge, including the location of the Chime — but he doesn’t know what it is or why it’s important enough to get him kidnapped by an alien bounty hunter.
Thomas, Janis: Finding Grace
(Blackstone Publishing 978-1-79992-141-7, $28.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)
Paranormal thriller about a foster child who gets warnings from an entity no one else can see.
Vajra, Rajnar: Doctor Alien
(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-267-4, $20.99, 220pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, April 12, 2022)
Collection/SF fix-up novel of three stories about a human psychiatrist given the task of treating three shipwrecked aliens of different, unfamiliar species.