Science Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 23 October, 2021

Saturday , 23, October 2021 Leave a comment

Dragon prince, time-traveling pilots, and Ember War crusades fill this week’s new releases.


Drakon Prince – Jamie McFarlane

Separated as a child from his family, Theo has always had a feeling that he’s made for something bigger than the suburban life he seems to be headed for. When a thug threatens his best friend, he can’t help but step in the way. The problem is that Theo’s just not much of a fighter.

Bruised and broken, Theo wakes up to a massive headache and what appears to be floating game text inviting him to become a dragon. No matter how often he rejects the prompt, it simply returns. Knowing that his life can’t get any worse, he reluctantly accepts…

And that’s when he’s finally exposed to the real world. Filled with goblins, orcs, and, of course, dragons.

Theo’s at a huge disadvantage starting at Level 1 and in extreme danger. As he soon learns from his squire, a woman who’s followed him in the shadows since birth, dragons are both jealous and territorial. The only way for Theo to survive is to embark on an epic quest to level up and to claim his rightful draconic heritage.


Dreadnaught (Deadmen’s War #2) – Anthony J. Melchiorri

The race to control a newly discovered ancient alien technology threatens to tear civilization apart.

Master Sergeant Cole Shaw and his team of mech operators are on the frontlines of the new war. But instead of mechs, they pilot bioengineered beasts called Sentinels. Only they can stop the Imperial Alliance from unleashing a devastating alien weapon with unparalleled power.

Shaw’s team is sent to a colony planet where rebels clash with government forces, intergalactic empires vie for influence in the shadows, and monstrous feral creatures wreak havoc in forests as deadly as they are beautiful. Amid the chaos, Shaw must make tenuous alliances with untrustworthy forces and face impossible decisions with catastrophic consequences. If he doesn’t succeed, then it’s not just his team’s lives at stake—it’s all of mankind.


Magnitude – Dean M. Cole

A team of military special operators. A lost race of advanced beings. An invading swarm of land-hungry sentient robots.

An elite team of SAS special operators battle across the multiverse after a plague of land-hungry sentient robots invade today’s Earth. But, when an aircraft carrier-based counterattack goes horribly wrong, it traps the team in an alien universe with a top-secret group who’ve already saved the world twice. After discovering a dark plot that threatens humanity’s very existence, the two groups jump into action, fighting both on the surface and in orbit in a last-ditch effort to stop the enemy before time runs out.

With the fate of two Earths hanging in the balance, the combined teams must pull a lost race of advanced beings off history’s scrapheap, or humanity will join them in oblivion.


Red Bounty (Backyard Starship #2) – J. N. Chaney and Terry Maggert

Even in space, crime still exists.

After taking a Peacemaker job to find missing fuel, Perry finds something far more sinister than simple theft—a voice, crying out in a forge of heat and flame, and the discovery reveals a series of acts so vicious that nothing short of revenge will suffice.

Following leads across the stars, Van, Perry, and Torina discover the wealthy elite are doing more than just taking fuel.

They’re stealing lives.

But it takes money to make justice, and Van has to work. Torina’s land must be restored, and the Dragonet needs new armor, and Van’s sword isn’t going to sharpen itself.

So Van throws himself into the life of a Peacemaker, where he discovers that doing his job—and doing it well—makes him a target.

He’s got the will. He’s got the sword. And he’s got help. Now all he needs is a little fuel.

And maybe a gun or two.


The Sword of Jupiter (Imperium #1) – Travis Starnes

An Uncertain Future in a New Past

During the test flight of a prototype faster-than-light craft, Lt. Commander Ky is flung into the ancient past that never existed. Rome has fallen, defeated by the mighty Carthaginian Empire, it’s survivors chased off the continent and onto what had been the remote province of Britannia. Hounded by the Carthaginians bent on conquering the known world, Rome is on the verge of destruction. Stranded and alone, except for a tactical AI implanted in his head, Ky has lost everything and must find a way to live in a world different than anything he’s ever known.

For Ky to survive, he needs a new home. For the Romans to survive, they need a miracle. But can a man from the future work with people so far in his past, or is this match doomed to failure?


Valdar’s Legacy (The Ibarra Crusade #4) – Richard Fox

A hero of the Ember War lives…and he needs rescue from a prison planet.

When Earth fell to the Geist, Admiral Valdar was saved from certain death by the Dotari. The aliens hid him away on the planet Takeni and it’s up to Ely Hale and a small Crusade force to find him. Valdar has knowledge the Geist will kill for, and Ely is under strict orders from Lady Ibarra herself to bring Valdar to her. If he can’t, then Valdar is too dangerous to be left alive…

While Ely searches for Valdar, the Geist grow ever closer to breaking Marc Ibarra on Earth. He holds the key the Geist need to find Malal. Once free, the evil alien will devour all intelligent life in the galaxy, and the Geist have found a particular vulnerability to Marc’s defenses…

The blood of heroes stains Takeni, and more blood will be shed before the mission ends.

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