Sep 4
2015

Aeronaut’s Windlass one of io9’s Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher is on io9’s list of All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall!

“Yup, the long-awaited first book in Butcher’s new Horatio Hornblower-inspired adventure series. We brought you the first glimpse of this title back in March (just sayin’), and I’m just going to quote what we wrote back then: “It’s jam-packed with airships, crazy sorcerers, privateers, warrior monks, and intelligent cats. An ancient evil has rewoken, and the entire world is plunged into a sinister mist, filled with terrible creatures.””

Sep 1
2015

Butcher and Dickinson are B&N Bookseller’s Picks for September 2015

The Aeronaut’s Windlass (Cinder Spires 1) by Jim Butcher and The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson are both B&N Bookseller’s Picks for September 2015!

Aug 5
2015

Library Journal starred review for The Traitor Baru Cormorant

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

Jul 31
2015

RT Book Reviews on Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

“In Chapelwood, Priest manages the very difficult task of jumping decades ahead — with a cast winnowed by the events of the previous novel in the series and the passing of years — and writing an equally gripping Lovecraftian thriller where our heroes are nearing or at retirement age and are pitched fully out of their normal settings. In some ways, this book is even scarier than the first, with their monstrous opponents coming to almost total power through good old-fashioned prejudice and hate; it feels very much like Borden, Wolf and their few allies are the last decent people in town. It’s a shame this feels like it must be the end of the series because readers will want more adventures with Borden and Wolf.” — RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars

Jul 29
2015

Globe and Mail on I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

“Princess X is a converse-clad, katana-wielding heroine invented by childhood best friends May and Libby. When Libby dies in a car crash, so does the fictional superhero. But a few years later, Princess X mysteriously shows up in a popular Web comic. How could a dead girl’s ideas come back to life? Ninety per cent text and 10 per cent comics, this is the genre-bending story of May’s quest to learn the truth behind Libby’s death and Princess X’s baffling reappearance. Delicious twists and turns make up this tightly focused tale of sleuthing, hacking and friendship – even after May partners with Patrick, her tech-savvy neighbour, not a mite of flirtation clouds the plot’s trajectory. Don’t let the pink on the cover fool you; this is a staggeringly original thriller that should find a wide audience.” — Globe and Mail

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