Anthony Ryan - Blood Song

If you need something to tie you over until the next installment of Song of Ice and Fire or Kingkiller Chronicles, Anthony Ryan’s Blood Song is here to rescue you from boredom! Here you will find all things that make great epic fantasy: conflict, mysterious religious orders, strange magic, fast-paced plot, fantastic world-building, and a coming of age story. Best reason to get it? Originally self-published, it was picked up by Penguin on recommendation from one of Politics and Prose staff members!

Blood Song By Anthony Ryan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425281598
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Ace - February 3rd, 2015

Jo Walton - Farthing

In 1941, England, lacking aid from the US, negotiated peace with Nazi Germany and withdrew from World War II. It is 1949, and Hitler is very much alive. Jo Walton sets her unnerving version of a ‘cozy’ mystery against this alternative history backdrop. A group of rich English families - the ‘Farthing set’ - is enjoying a retreat in a country house when one of their members (and, incidentally, the architect of the ‘Farthing’ peace between Nazi Germany and UK) is found murdered, with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest. Suspicion immediately falls on the only Jew invited to the retreat, but the lead detective is not immediately convinced. Farthing is a ‘country house’ mystery with incredibly high stakes and a chilling vision of a world that could have been.
Farthing: A Story of a World that Could Have Been (Small Change #1) By Jo Walton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765323132
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Published: Tor Books - March 12th, 2013

N. K. Jemisin - The Killing Moon

In Gujaareh, priests of the dream-goddess ensure that peace is kept by harvesting the magic of the sleeping mind and using it to heal… or kill, if needed. In Killing Moon, Jemisin takes the culture of Ancient Egypt and the Jungian idea of the collective subconscious and puts them together in a way that feels wholly original. If you like smart, immersive fantasy with powerful characters who have to make complex decisions, Jemisin’s books belong at the very top of your to-read pile.
The Killing Moon (The Dreamblood #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012