This week’s fantasy and adventure new releases feature dungeon samurai, xianxia magical cultivators, the return of the Slayer, and a rare, almost forgotten novella from Leigh Brackett.
Dungeon Samurai: Seisen (Dungeon Samurai #3) – Kit Sun Cheah
The war for the dungeon reaches its climax!
A hero has fallen. The threat of famine looms over humanity. The endless hordes of monsters inhabiting the world have grown even more powerful. The human military is at the breaking point.
All hopes rest on the shoulders of Yamada Yuuki, a college student turned battle-hardened samurai. Armed with faith and steel, experimental weapons and new tactics, he must lead the way into the depths of the dungeon through swarms of horrific abominations and countless traps. But the dungeon itself is changing.
And at the bottom floor, the demon ruler of the world awaits.
The final campaign begins. A desperate, gruelling crusade to win through the dungeon and find a way home. Now is the time for Seisen.
Now is the time for holy war.
A Forging of Power (The Elder Stones Saga #6) – D. K. Holmberg
A dangerous game nears its end. All must find their purpose, but the rules have changed around them.
The Architect has escaped. Ras is dead. Now Lucy must find meaning in what happened. Her search brings her to a place far beyond her home where she finds something unexpected that might be the key to their survival.
As Daniel discovers an attack unlike any the Ai’thol have thrown at them before, he realizes the game has changed—as has the opponent. Surviving means gaining a new understanding, but time is short and he still doesn’t fully understand his newly augmented powers.
Now that Haern understands the key to the augmentations, he must decide how to use that knowledge, knowing it may be key to his people’s safety.
Ryn searches for answers, questioning everything she’s been shown. The Temple of the Mind is the key, but when it falls, how will she learn what she needs in time?
A dark power pushes toward them unlike anything they’ve ever faced. All must find their purpose before the final battle unfolds, but each move reveals they might have already lost.
Ghost in the Vault (Ghost Night #5) – Jonathan Moeller
Caina Amalas was once a deadly Ghost nightfighter, a spy and agent of the Emperor of Nighmar.
Caina has made many enemies, and chief among them is Lord Corbould Maraeus, the most powerful noble in the Empire of Nighmar.
But the Empire is facing dire peril, and Corbould needs all the allies he can find. If Caina can find a missing ambassador, Corbould is willing to forego his vengeance against Caina.
Except no mere political intrigue has snared the missing ambassador.
For the ancient evils in the forgotten Vault of the Moroaica are awakening…
Heroes of Atlantis & Lemuria – Manly Wade Wellman, Leight Brackett, and Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“I looked in their evil eyes and they crouched like cravens,
I showed them my sword, and they trembled and louted low.
I gave their bones for food to the rats and ravens,
And I pray the gods for another and fiercer foe.”
Of all the heroes of the legendary land of Atlantis, none were greater than Kardios, warrior and bard! In his travels he encounters creatures from the stars, self-proclaimed gods, nefarious wizards, and untrustworthy lascivious queens. For years fans of sword-and-sorcery fiction have demanded a collection containing all of Manly Wade Wellman’s tales of Kardios. Their demands had not been met—until now! In addition, this book contains all of Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr.’s Lemurian adventure stories (also never collected before) and a hard-to-find Leigh Brackett story set in Mu. Join the heroes of Atlantis and Lemuria on their fantastic adventures!
“Here was danger, here was strife,
Here was conquest, too;
Yonder lies the road of life,
More to see and do.”
Hollow Core (School of Swords and Serpents #1) – Gage Lee
Jace Warin never wanted anything more than to attend the School of Swords and Serpents to escape the labor camps and restore his family’s stained honor.
But the determined young martial artist soon discovers the school he’s always dreamed about is teeming with secret plots and sinister designs. To survive, he will have to master long-lost jinsei techniques, repair his wounded soul, and face down a most unexpected enemy: The Academy’s ruthless headmaster and cunning professors.
Hollow Core is the first book in the School of Swords and Serpents series, a tale of wuxia adventure, cultivation mastery, and lurking threats.
Levon’s Time (Levon Cade #6) – Chuck Dixon
The sixth book of the relentless Levon Cade series is full of unforgiving action.
Following the events of Levon’s War, Levon Cade is arrested in Turkey and imprisoned in a hellhole on the Black Sea coast. In order to come home he must strike a deal with the United States government, and that comes at a price.
At home, his daughter Merry helps rescue a young victim of human trafficking, but this girl’s owners want her back and are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.
“Chuck Dixon supplies constant body hits of great action and cool stories that keep you invested!”
Realmslayer: Blood of the Old World – David Guymer
In the strange worlds of the Mortal Realms, Gotrek Gurnisson craves one thing above all: purpose. When he discovers a being who might lead him to it, he will stop at nothing to find them – but old enemies seek the same prize….
Gotrek Gurnisson was once the greatest Slayer of the Old World, meeting his doom in the great cataclysms of the End Times. The heroic duardin stepped forth into the Realm of Chaos to fight the daemons gnawing at the world’s ending and satisfy his death oath, leaving behind his companion Felix Jaeger. Now, he finds himself in a strange new realm where gods walk the earth and dark forces are ascendant.
Within the endless forests of Ghyran, Gotrek learns of a being with the power to guide him to what he craves above all else: a destiny, and a purpose worthy of his legend. What he seeks is a prize more terrible than any he could have imagined, fought over since the dawn of time by powers beyond even his indomitable strength. Nor is he the only scion of the Old World to be drawn by its promise, and Gotrek will have to overcome the greatest nemesis of his past if he is to claim his future.
Stone Soul (Path of the Thunderbird #2) – eden Hudson
A murdered warrior artist transported to a strange land. A condemned princess fighting for her life. A hidden enemy pulling the strings of fate.
Yesterday, Ji Yu Raijin died to save his betrothed. Today, he awakens in a strange land of deadly demon beasts, weaker than he’s ever been. Without his overpowered lifeforce, Raijin will have to start again from the bottom while he searches his past for what went wrong.
Hunted for murders she didn’t commit, disgraced princess Shyong San Koida must find a weapon that even someone with a crippled lifeforce can use to defend herself. A drunken master and a tribe of hulking savages hold the key, but Koida will have to survive the brutal training and complete a series of deadly trials before her pursuers catch up to her.
While the warrior artist and the princess fight to survive, an immortal evil conspires with their earthly enemies to destroy them both.