Science Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 01 May, 2021

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Alien energy mines, discarded museum ships, and vengeful sellswords lie in waiting in this week’s new releases.


Band of Broken Gods (Saga of the Broken Gods #1) – Ryan Kirk

His sword for his friends. His life for his family.

After a lifetime of battle and exploration, Hakon’s sword now lies hidden beneath the floor of his home. He seeks a quiet life, content to let the world pass him by.

Until he receives word that his daughter has gone missing without a trace.

Now he must pick up his sword once again, to fight the demons from his past one last time. Allies and enemies from a time of legend are converging for one final war, with Hakon and his family trapped in the eye of the storm. He must summon a band of heroes, long separated, if he hopes to survive.

Against a hostile world and their most dangerous enemy ever, a band of broken gods gathers one last time.

For friendship. For family. For humanity.


A City in Ruin (The Dark Sorcerer #2) – D. K. Holmberg

Strange fires threaten to destroy the city of Nelar that Jayna alone can’t stop.

After stopping a powerful dark sorcerer, Jayna finds herself a target. Not only does the Sorcerers’ Society think she uses dark magic, the Celebrants of Asymorn want vengeance for her interference. She’d leave the city, Ceran has shown her that something worse is still to come.

When it does, she’s still unprepared.

Ne

arly killed by a strange fire even her dark magic could not extinguish, she needs to find those responsible before the city is destroyed—or worse, plunged into war. 

Even stopping the fires might not be enough. The dark sorcerers have begun to move, and Jayna might need to surrender to her magic in order to stop them.


The Ghost Mine (Tech Ghost #1) – Ben Wolf

Fatal glitches. A corporate cover-up. And something haunting the depths…

People are dying and no one knows why.

But the company is covering it up anyway.

Justin is excited to start his new job at an energy mine on a distant planet—until things begin to go wrong.

Small things.

Annoying glitches in the mining complex’s tech.

Enough to aggravate him. Enough to notice a connection.

When the first miner dies from a tech-related accident, Justin can no longer turn a blind eye. But the mine’s brass don’t want him digging for answers…

…even though something from the mine’s past is lurking beneath the surface…

…and it wants blood.


Heaven Fall – Leonard Petracci

Draysky was born to die in the mines.

Like his father before him, his fate was to harvest treasures until the dust claimed his lungs. He’d die the lowest of society, a Knotted, buried with their thin cord still around his neck. He would never advance as a mage, never to learn of the forbidden runes of the kingdom magicians. But when he looks away from the northern mountains, he allows himself to dream that one day, he’d buy his freedom and escape the mines forever.

But the mines don’t relinquish claimed lives so easily. They draw him in deeper, pulling him into their depths, and when Draysky discovers the source of their treasures, he’s left with a choice.

Return to his labor, and be grateful for the years he has left, or risk his life by seizing the mines’ power.


No Quarter (Unification War Book #2) – Joshua Dalzelle

Humanity is fractured and on the brink of war…

The United Terran Federation and the Eastern Star Alliance have been fighting in minor skirmishes along the border region for the last few years, but now it threatens to break out into a full-on war with the victor assuming control of all human space.

The Alliance has fired the opening shots with a horrific strike on a civilian target, killing millions and shocking the Federation’s parliament into action. Now mighty fleets of starships are moving against each other, ready for the final battle that will settle the conflict once and for all.

The venerable Admiral Jackson Wolfe prepares himself for one last fight as his nemesis, Admiral Vadim Kohl, looks to make a name for himself by defeating the infamous Federation officer in battle. Jackson knows events are now in motion that can’t be stopped and only one thing is certain: win or lose, nothing will ever be the same again.


Starship Freedom – Daniel Arenson

The starship Freedom was once a mighty warship. Today she’s a tourist attraction.

The space wars ended long ago. The Freedom is now a flying museum. The tourists love it. The Changing of the Guard, the starfighter aerobatics, the starboard cannon salute . . . it’s the best show in the galaxy.

James King commands the starship Freedom. He hates his job. He was a real soldier once. Back when the Freedom was a real warship. He never imagined himself running a tourist trap. Right after Christmas, he plans to retire.

Then, on Christmas day, the aliens attack.

The aliens spare the starship Freedom. After all, she’s only a tourist attraction. But not to Commander King. He will get his beloved starship battle-ready. He will enter the fight. The Freedom will fly to war again!


Supernova (Archangel Project #9) – C. Gockel

Beyond the borders of known space a Dark Fleet is gathering…

Volka, 6T9, Carl Sagan, and their band of sentient faster-than-light ships are charged with finding the Dark’s forces. But the enemy is closer than they realize, and the Dark’s next strike will be sooner than they think.

When the attack comes our heroes will be forced to evolve once more. Volka has become a true telepath. To fight the Dark, she must become a true leader as well. 6T9 is capable of destruction with a machine’s lack of remorse. He must learn when to stay his hand…not just to save humanity, but to keep the woman he loves.

They must succeed, because the Dark has been evolving too. Carefully. Methodically. And it will stop at nothing short of the extinction of the human race.

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