Just a quick reminder about a couple of books coming out today that I am very excited for!

 The Dinosaur Knights (The Dinosaur Lords 2) by Victor Milán

and

The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria 1) by Anthony Ryan

Are out today, July 5th, 2016!

So go get your copies now!

 

 

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 The Dinosaur Knights (The Dinosaur Lords 2) by Victor Milán

  • Series: The Dinosaur Lords (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (July 5, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 0765332973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765332974

 

Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often cruel world. There are humans on Paradise but dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden, and of war. Armored knights ride dinosaurs to battle legions of war-trained Triceratops and their upstart peasant crews.

Karyl Bogomirsky is one such knight who has chosen to rally those who seek a way from the path of war and madness. The fact that the Empire has announced a religious crusade against this peaceful kingdom, the people who just wish to live in peace anathema, and they all are to be converted or destroyed doesn’t help him one bit.

Things really turn to mud when the dreaded Grey Angels, fabled ancient weapons of the Gods who created Paradise in the first place come on the scene after almost a millennia. Everyone thought that they were fables used to scare children. They are very much real.

And they have come to rid the world of sin…including all the humans who manifest those vices.

THE DINOSAUR KNIGHTS is the second in Victor Milan’s lush, exotic tale about knights. Knights riding dinosaurs.

 

“Milán continues writing terrific battle scenes that make full use of the knights’ saurian mounts. Those waiting for George R.R. Martin’s next book may find a new favorite in this explosive saga of brutal warfare and mythology come to life.
Publishers Weekly

“It’s like a cross between Jurassic Park andGame of Thrones.”
George R. R. Martin on The Dinosaur Lords

“Readers who pick this up for the gimmick will relish it for the able storytelling.”

Publishers Weekly on The Dinosaur Lords


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The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria 1) by Anthony Ryan 

  • Series: The Draconis Memoria (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (July 5, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1101987855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101987858

 

The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels.”* Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria…

Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed.

But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighbouring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.

Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered Blood-blessed who finds himself pressed into service by the Protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted lands in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an Ironship cruiser whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.

As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.

The Waking Fire is part Indiana Jones, part Pirates of the Caribbean, and part Mistborn. It’s got wonderful, memorable characters and great action…I loved it.”—Django Wexler, Author of The Price of Valor

Praise for the Raven’s Shadow trilogy

“All fantasy readers should rejoice.”—Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations series
 
“Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“A powerful epic.”—SFFWorld.com
 
“Heroic epic fantasy.”—Fantasy Book Critic
 
“A page-turner.”—Booklist


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