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The Blackbird Oracle

The Blackbird Oracle (All Souls #5) by Deborah Harkness
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Diana Bishop journeys to the darkest places within herself—and her family history—in the highly anticipated fifth novel of the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls series.

Deborah Harkness first introduced the world to Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew de Clairmont in A Discovery of Witches. Drawn to each other despite long-standing taboos, these two otherworldly beings found themselves at the center of a battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Since then, they have fallen in love, traveled to Elizabethan England, dissolved the Covenant between the three species, and awoken the dark powers within Diana’s family line.

Now, Diana and Matthew receive a formal demand from the Congregation: They must test the magic of their seven-year-old twins, Pip and Rebecca. Concerned with their safety and desperate to avoid the same fate that led her parents to spellbind her, Diana decides to forge a different path for her family’s future and answers a message from a great-aunt she never knew existed, Gwyneth Proctor, whose invitation simply reads: It’s time you came home, Diana.

On the hallowed ground of Ravenswood, the Proctor family home, and under the tutelage of Gwyneth, a talented witch grounded in higher magic, a new era begins for Diana: a confrontation with her family’s dark past, and a reckoning for her own desire for even greater power—if she can let go, finally, of her fear of wielding it.

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Category: Fantasy, Time travel, Vampires, Witches
Release date: July 16, 2024

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The Chronicles of the Necromancer Series is Back by Gail Z. Martin

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The Chronicles of the Necromancer Series is Back by Gail Z. Martin

The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer #1) by Gail Z. Martin

My Chronicles of the Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven, Dark Lady’s Chosen) came out seventeen years ago, truly my first books from the heart.

It took me twenty years to write The Summoner. Fortunately, I’ve gotten faster since then! It was the book that sparked my desire to become a published author and learn the craft. That series remains very special to me, even after more than a dozen other series and over sixty novels since then.

To celebrate that landmark, we’ve brought out two different commemorative versions for collectors and long-time fans of the series, with beautifully different covers—plus a re-issue and glow-up of the original versions.

The Lettered Version will only ever have 26 pairs of hard cover books with new, vibrant artwork. Each book is signed and given a unique letter. They are only available directly through our Square store, not in stores.

The Numbered Version will only ever have 250 pairs of hard cover books with completely different artwork from either the original books or the Lettered Version. Like the Lettered Version, the Numbered Version can be signed and personalized, and is only available through our Square store.

This year, the version of the books available through bookstores and online sellers also got a bit of a refresh with a new cover font (but the same awesome Michael Komarck original artwork) as we brought them back into print after a short lapse due to switching publishers. The books are once again available in ebook and print (trade paperback instead of the original, smaller mass-market), and for the first time—hardcover with the original cover art!

Over the years, there have been multiple translations as well as audiobooks, two additional books in the world for a different publisher (The Sworn and The Dread) which complete the story arc, and a plan for me to return with a set of all-new exploits (stay tuned).

Tris Drayke, Jonmarc Vahanian and the rest of the crew remain very dear to my heart and I’m looking forward to returning to that world with new adventures as soon as the timing is right!

In other news—the sixth and final book in the Assassins of Landria series, Dead Man’s Justice, is now available in ebook, paperback and audiobook! There’s also a second novel in the Jake Desmet Adventures, a sequel to Iron & Blood—Spark of Destiny. And a new Deadly Curiosities novel, Tapestry, should be out later this summer!

Be sure to watch for new books later in the year in the Night Vigil series, and in the Joe Mack Chronicles, Wasteland Marshals, and Spells, Salt and Steel series that I co-write with Larry N. Martin!

Follow me on Facebook in the Shadow Alliance reader group (www.Facebook.com/Groups/MartinShadowAlliance), @GailZMartin on X/Twitter, @MorganBriceAuthor on Instagram and @MorganBriceAuthor on TikTok!


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