Dragons, dragon knights, time travelers and vigilante soldiers rampage through this week’s roundup of the newest releases in fantasy and adventure.
Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight – Kentaro Miura and Makoto Fukami
The first Berserk novel, conceived by series creator Kentaro Miura and written by Makoto Fukami, novelist and screenwriter for the Berserk anime, Psycho-Pass and Resident Evil: Vendetta. The Flame Dragon Knight also presents ten full-page illustrations by Kentaro Miura.
The Flame Dragon Knight traces the rise of the warhammer-wielding warrior Grunbeld from humble beginnings to become the all-powerful Apostle who will one day face Guts in mortal combat! Featuring all the grisly supernatural action and sinister courtly intrigue Berserk readers have come to expect.
Dragon Umbra (Malison #3) – Jonathan Moeller
The Empire struggles for its survival against the dark elven hordes, and a new ally might mean victory or destruction.
When the umbral elves offer to side with the Empire, Sir Tyrcamber Rigamond is sent to the Imperial Free City of Falconberg to help guard the Emperor’s ambassador.
But in the corrupt city of Falconberg, the treacherous politics of the merchant-lords might be more dangerous than the umbral elves themselves.
And an ancient enemy might rise from the dust of the past…
Linear Shift – Paul B. Kohler
A man’s life in ruin.
An unexpected mission back in time.
When Peter Cooper has a strange encounter with a desperate Army general, he’s suddenly catapulted to the year 1942—World War II is in full swing. Peter is tasked with changing a single moment in time. If he fails, his own legacy could be shattered. If he succeeds, he may very well alter the outcome of the war. However, a secret society emerges and threatens to destroy everything, and ruin any chance of Peter returning to the life he once knew.
With his own fate—and the future of the entire world—in his hands, Peter must be willing to stop at nothing to succeed. Is the once broken man up to the task?
Mark My Words (Mason Dixon Thrillers #3) – Nick Thacker
He’s been through hell and back, and all he has to show for it is a bar in a backwater town.
Now, they’re coming for that, too.
Mason Dixon just wanted to retire. To make classy drinks for classy people.
Now, a banker and his police officer brother are on the run, and they’ve come to Mason for protection. An organized crime boss in Charleston wants Billy dead, and he’ll take out anyone and anything in his way to accomplish that task.
Including Mason and his bar.
Join Mason, Joey, Shalice, and some old friends as they prepare the bar for a final last stand. They know the stakes are high: to lose means death.
Precious Metals – L. A. Witt
For Constable Paul Benson of the North-West Mounted Police, monotony is a blessing. As a provision inspector below the Chilkoot Pass during the Klondike Gold Rush, he’s seen miserable conditions and gold fever turn civilized prospectors into madmen.
Joseph Starling is on his way to the Klondike to find the men who savagely beat him, murdered his eldest brother, and stole their mining machine. They’ll kill his youngest brother if Joseph doesn’t operate the machine for them—it won’t work without him. With time running out, Joseph must purchase an expensive ticket aboard a crash-prone airship. But the station is miles away through dangerous terrain.
Under orders, Paul grudgingly escorts Joseph, but quickly finds himself intrigued by the young man. As they make their way toward Juneau, it’s not just the need for warmth that drives them closer together. But neither man can draw an easy breath until they make it to the gold fields…and there’s no guarantee that Joseph’s brother will still be alive when they do.
Retribution (Limitless Lands #3) – Dean Henegar
As the medpod continues to repair his time-ravaged body in the real world, Colonel Raytak’s foes inside the game world of Limitless Lands execute their carefully-laid schemes, seeking his ruin.
Wrongfully accused of treason, Raytak finds himself a prisoner of the Imperium he serves. To clear his name, Raytak is forced to fight in the arena, seeking victory in the Emperor’s Grand Melee to earn his freedom…but he can’t do it alone. To win, he must forge brutal prisoners, cowards, and deserters into a fighting force capable of conquering every gladiatorial team standing in his way.
Meanwhile, an ancient threat stirs in Hayden’s Knoll and the zone is left unprotected in Raytak’s absence.
Will Raytak be able to regain his freedom and his honor? Will the new threat destroy the zone before he can return to fight it?
Temple of Gold (Lenny and Lucas Adventures #1) – A. J. Stewart
Lenny Cox joined the Marines to protect the innocent. The adventure was a bonus. So lying in the humid Southeast Asian jungle watching over a CIA supply drop is his idea of a good day out. That’s until he sees the recipient of the drop is an ex-Khmer Rouge unit, four years after the killing fields.
Lenny does what he should never do—he searches for the truth. But in this place the truth is slippery, and everybody has dirty hands. Even the peasants taken as slaves.
He figures there’s not much a lone Marine can do, until a chance encounter with an Australian SAS soldier who might know as much as Lenny knows, and might be just as unhappy about it.
Together they take on their own governments, spies, and the Khmer Rouge, in a part of the world that the rest of the world just wants to forget.
The Water Ruptures (Elemental Academy #3) – D. K. Holmberg
The Disciples of the Draasin Lord have again been defeated, yet a traitor remains within Terndahl. The Inquisitors have come, and their presence has everyone on edge.
With the help of the Keystone, Tolan has discovered the ability to shape each of the element bonds. Now that he’s passed testing to the second level at the Academy, he finally feels as if he belongs.
Still, he can’t shake the feeling that his shaping is different than others—and tied to the elementals. Discovering the reason why leads him to ask dangerous questions. Between that and knowing someone works against the Academy, Tolan finds himself in the middle of a dangerous plot on the Academy itself.
Only this time, with Inquisitors involved, he might not be able to escape.
Weapons (King & Slater #1) – Matt Rogers
Jason King and Will Slater, the two most lethal operatives in government history, are out on their own. They’ve been through their personal journeys into hell, but they unite in New York City as brothers in arms. So begins a vigilante crusade against the city’s morally bankrupt inhabitants.
But their private war doesn’t last long…
Sometimes you can’t escape the past, no matter how hard you try. They’re revisited by old government contacts with an agenda, and soon enough they’re fighting tooth and nail to prevent the destabilisation of the entire country. Outnumbered, overwhelmed, beat down, battered, broken — it’s just another day at the office.