War gods, dragons, giant robots, and far-future gunslingers fill this week’s new releases.
Dragon Mage (Rivenworld #1) – M. L. Spencer
Aram Raythe has the power to challenge the gods. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Aram thinks he’s nothing but a misfit from a small fishing village in a dark corner of the world. As far as Aram knows, he has nothing, with hardly a possession to his name other than a desire to make friends and be accepted by those around him, which is something he’s never known. But Aram is more.
Much, much more.
Unknown to him, Aram bears within him a gift so old and rare that many people would kill him for it, and there are others who would twist him to use for their own sinister purposes. These magics are so potent that Aram earns a place at an academy for warrior mages training to earn for themselves the greatest place of honor among the armies of men: dragon riders.
Aram will have to fight for respect by becoming not just a dragon rider, but a Champion, the caliber of mage that hasn’t existed in the world for hundreds of years. And the land needs a Champion. Because when a dark god out of ancient myth arises to threaten the world of magic, it is Aram the world will turn to in its hour of need.
Eternal Core (School of Swords and Serpents #6) – Gage Lee
The end of Jace’s quest is at hand, but so is the end of the mortal world.
Since earning his way into the School of Swords and Serpents, Jace has gained allies, thwarted enemies, and set out to save reality from unraveling. With the end of the Flame’s mission in sight, Jace is ready to relax and enjoy his last few years at the School.
But things are not as simple as they appear.
Jace has lost a year of his life. His most trusted friends have scattered to the ends of the Earth. And the enemy that pushed him down the Eclipse Warrior’s path is back with a vengeance.
With the odds stacked against him, Jace soon learns that he has only one chance to save the Grand Design and restore order to the world. He’ll have to push himself to the final level of advancement and become the Eternal Core.
Even if it kills him.
The Heaven’s Boxer (Overdrive #1) – R. H. Tang
Who wouldn’t want to pilot giant robots for a living?
The Overdrive Corporation has announced another Selection, the exclusive tryout process for aspiring Fortress Masters. Designing maps for the Mech battling virtual reality RPG is Julian’s dream come true, but a brutal defeat against superstar sniper called Dynamic has destroyed his confidence.
Hoping to find a stronger machine, Julian enters an immensely challenging map that promises ultra-rare Mech frames.
During the ill-fated mission, he finally learns what it takes to get better. It’s not the strength of the machine that matters most, it’s the skill of the pilot.
Julian rebuilds his gameplay from the ground up, seeking out the strongest opponents and the most challenging dungeons. He explores the countless aspects of Overdrive that he’s inadvertently ignored.
Waiting for him is a rematch with the sniper he’s never beaten, with a spot in the Selection on the line.
Savage Dominion – Luke Chmilenko and G. D. Penman
Maulkin didn’t know dying would mean a new eternity of dungeon delving, monster slaying, and glory hunting. If he had, he wouldn’t have been so worried about kicking the bucket on a date gone even more wrong than usual.
Reborn in the wild world of Amaranth, Maulkin finds himself in a hulking demi-human body with a sword of a size to match. Marked as an Eternal, a fledging immortal of boundless potential, Maulkin soon discovers he’s been given a mission by the elder pantheon of this new realm:
Grow stronger. Ascend to godhood. Spread chaos in their name.
Oh and fend off that inbound apocalypse, if he can find the time.
Who wants an easy afterlife anyway?
War God – Burt Wrenlaw
Mortals call, and gods answer.
The Endless World gives birth to yet another god. Born from chaos and violence, it claims vengeance as its domain. Its only true purpose is to wreak the same havoc visited upon the believers that called it into existence. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, all before fading away into oblivion.
That’s all such a god should ever have amounted to… yet fate and fortune have more in store for this particular god than an ignoble and unremarkable end.
Stand alongside Dìoghaltas, a god of vengeance, as he transforms a ragged band of decimated survivors into a throng of worshippers rebuilding civilization and fueling his divinity. Join his struggles against enemies both within and without—against those who challenge his dominion and those who seek to tear down what he has built up. Evolve with him as he breaks free from his limited nature, redefining what it means to be a god.
After all, he will need all the faith and power that he can get—especially when he inevitably realizes the true nature of the Endless World.
The Sheriff #3 – M. R. Forbes
On an Earth decimated by war, a lone gunslinger delivers justice, protecting the innocent and righting the wrongs of a broken world. Some call him lawman. Some call him madman. Some call him vigilante. Some call him killer. Some call him legend.
They all call him the Sheriff.
This is his story.
Sheriff Duke continues his search for the elusive Colonel. A search that will lead him deeper into his past and a confrontation with a surprising and deadly opponent.