Port of Shadows falls between Book 1 and 2 in the series.
Years into a campaign against the rebels who have rallied behind the White Rose have left the Company jaded and the Lady seems to have taken particular interest in Croaker since his stay in the Tower hasn't exactly made his life easier.
The Limper is up to his old tricks and is doing everything within his power to separate Croaker and the Black Company from The Lady's favor.
Croaker finds his fate tied to a new Taken. One claiming to be something impossible but feels uncomfortably familiar. It's going to take all of Croaker's cunning to insure that the plans of The Lady and her "loyal" Taken don't destroy the company once and for all.
Jonathan Maas' -100 was published in February 2018.
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Jon Maas has born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Stanford University with degrees in Biology and History, he's earned a living as a Musician, Peace Corps Volunteer, Standup Comedian, TV Producer and Web Designer.
He is the author of such novels as City of gods: Hellenica, Spanners - The Fountain of Youth, Flare, The Dog That Laid Eggs and Children of Another Bible: We Were Not the Only Ones.
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When Kela invents a device that can send herself back in time, she decides the first person she’ll tell will be her boyfriend, Adam.
Before she can tell him though, he breaks up with her.
Kela goes home and makes a decision: she will use the device to go back, one day at a time, and end things with Adam first - on each and every day of their one hundred day relationship. After these one hundred days, she will have effectively erased their relationship from this existence, and any other.
Never Go Back in Time
But both Kela and Adam will soon understand that the universe disallows time travel for a reason. There are some things that should not be seen, and some horrors that the human mind shouldn’t even attempt to understand.
If they want to survive these one hundred days, they must find a way to move forward together, even if it means unleashing the inconceivable terrors lurking just beyond our conception.
A REVIEW OF JONATHAN MAAS -100
Tim Lebbon's The Folded Land was published by Titan Books in March 2018.
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Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.
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In the dark underbelly of our world, there’s a black market in arcane things - living and dead. Angela Gough has been pulled into this world, making her a criminal on the run.
In London she encountered the Kin - satyrs and centaurs, Nephilim and wraiths, they are hunted and slaughtered for their body parts. Fleeing back to the United States, Angela discovers that the Kin are everywhere, and they are tired of being prey.
When her niece Sammi is struck by lightning, she is drawn toward the mysterious Folded Land, and its powerful and deadly ruler. Helped by her lover Vince, caught in the midst of a Kin uprising, Angela must locate Sammi before the girl is lost forever.
A REVIEW OF TIM LEBBON'S THE FOLDED LAND
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Elizabeth Vaughan.
About the author:
Elizabeth Vaughan is the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Warprize, the first volume of The Chronicles of the Warlands. Her father introduced her to sci/fi and fantasy, and she’s never looked back. She loves fantasy and romance novels, and has played Dungeons and Dragons since 1981, both table-top and the online game. The Chronicles of the Warlands stretches over eight books, with more to come. The latest in the series is Warsong, 2018. Beth also has a number of short stories published in various anthologies.
Beth is owned by incredibly spoiled cats and lives in the Northwest Territory, on the outskirts of the Black Swamp, along Mad Anthony's Trail, on the banks of the Maumee River.
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The magic has come back to the Plains. The Warrior Priests are no more. The traditions are changing - too quickly for some.
Joden has only ever wanted to be a Singer, to know all of the songs. When the time comes for his Trials, he is challenged to take the old paths - and it ends in disaster. But his broken heart and broken body are found by Amyu... and she knows what it is to live with pain.
Amyu should have gone to the snows long ago, but instead chose to live in shame. Cast out of her tribe, she now serves Queen Xylara and the Kingdom of Xy. Her new mission is to find the key to defeating the wyverns who attack from the sky - but can a girl from the Plains control beasts who soar in the air?
She knows that Joden has been brought to her by the winds, and they do what they will. Their love is forbidden by the Plains, and their dreams pull them in different directions - but together they heal each other. If only they could heal their people, who are struggling with the ultimate goal:
Who will be WarKing?
GUEST POST BY ELIZABETH VAUGHAN
Katrina Mountfort's The Ghost in You was published by Elsewhen Press in a digital edition in February 2018 and will be published in paperback in May 2018.
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Katrina was born in Leeds. After a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Food Science, she started work as a scientist. Since then, she’s had a varied career. Her philosophy of life is that we only regret the things we don’t try, and she’s been a homeopath, performed forensic science research and currently works as a freelance medical writer. She now lives in Saffron Walden with her husband and two dogs. When she hit forty, she decided it was time to fulfil her childhood dream of writing a novel. Future Perfect was her debut novel and the first book in the Blueprint trilogy. Forbidden Alliance and Freedom’s Prisoners completed the trilogy. Her latest novel is The Ghost in You.
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A first-hand account from beyond the grave
What do you do if you’re dead but haven’t ‘moved on’?
You keep finding yourself back where you died, with very little control over when; sometimes you can be away for days, weeks or even months, and then you’re back. Between times, when you’re ‘away’, where do you go, what do you do? You’ve seen some other ghosts asleep at their graves, but you don’t even know where your own grave is.
The living shiver if they walk through you, but they can neither see nor hear you. With practice you can pass through walls and doors, but curiously you can sit on a park bench without falling through it, climb stairs, even lie on a bed. You’re stuck in the clothes you were wearing when you died, at the age you died. Waiting.
Then, after years of this intermittent existence, you realise what you have been waiting for, what it is that you have to do in order to finally move on. Just as you have found the best reason to stay.
That’s what happened to Rowena...
A ghost story told from the perspective of the ghost herself, The Ghost in You is a first-hand account, from beyond the grave, by an innocent girl who dies before her time and tries to make sense of what is happening to her, while helping her friends and discovering her purpose.
A REVIEW OF KATRINA MOUNTFORT'S THE GHOST IN YOU
Mike French's Fictional Alignment was published by Elsewhen Press in a digital edition in February 2018 and in paperback in April 2018.
Information about Mike French:
Mike French was the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here during its life from 2007 to 2014. Mike’s debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward, the first book of the Dandelion Trilogy, was published in 2011 and nominated for a Galaxy National Book Award which, presumably due to an unfortunate clerical error, was awarded to Dawn French. Elsewhen Press published the second book in the trilogy, the satirical Blue Friday, in 2012, and the third, Convergence, in 2013, along with a new edition of the first book.
Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Splitting his time between his own writing, editing the magazine, running author workshops and working with atp media in Luton, Mike is married with three children and a growing number of pets. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not working watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food and listens to Noah and the Whale.
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The sequel to An Android Awakes.
It’s ten years after Android Writer PD121928 from An Android Awakes was fed into a sink grinder by its replacement PD121929.
The human prostitute Sapphira, believing PD121929 to be PD121928 for all that time, has tried and failed to save PD121929 from being destroyed for selling fewer than a hundred copies of its novel.
Sapphira herself has written the bestselling novel Humans (An Arrangement of Minor Defects) based on the stories PD121928 told her on the night they first met.
It has been marketed by Altostratus as the “first work of fiction by a human for over a hundred years”.
Unhappy, a handful of zealot androids massacre the senate and a new regime is formed fuelled with a passion to eradicate the evil of fiction from android society.
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A REVIEW OF MIKE FRENCH'S FICTIONAL ALIGNMENT