Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

Halloween remains to be two months away, however September’s record of latest style books has spooky vibes galore. We’re speaking witches, haunted homes, ghosts, and different frights (cursed information! Speaking cats! Finish-of-the-world dinner events!)—alongside a beneficiant portion of non-horror fantasy and sci-fi releases too.

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Androne by Dwain Worrell

“Humanity’s new warfare is an enigma, with an enemy menace past all creativeness, on this near-future novel of mind-blowing journey the place the destiny of the world rests within the decisions of 1 strange soldier.” (September 1)

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All of the Useless Shall Weep by Charlaine Harris

The Gunnie Rose collection continues, as does the magical household drama, as Lizbeth Rose and her sister Felicia dodge vengeful enemies throughout the U.S. and Mexico within the lead-up to the pivotal Wizard’s Ball in San Diego. (September 5)

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The Circumference of the World by Lavie Tidhar

A mathematician, a mobster, and ebook seller all develop into consumed by the seek for one very peculiar sci-fi novel: written by an eccentric creator and cult faith founder, it disappears as quickly it’s learn. (September 5)

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Metropolis of Bones by Martha Wells

The creator of the Murderbot collection presents an “up to date and revised” model of her 1995 story about about an historic metropolis on the sting of an enormous desert, and the human-and-humanoid workforce of relic sellers whose ongoing battle to outlive is compounded once they make a disturbing discovery. (September 5)

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Dying Is My BFF by Katerina E. Tonks

A lady makes a cope with Dying to spare her soul—and when he comes to gather, she turns into entangled in a love triangle difficult by an historic prophecy. (September 5)

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Enchanted to Meet You by Meg Cabot

This “witchy rom-com” from the Princess Diaries creator follows “a plus measurement witch who should workforce up with a good-looking stranger to assist shield her village from an otherworldly pressure—however will she be capable of shield her coronary heart?” (September 5)

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Exadelic by Jon Evans

When the U.S. army trains a synthetic intelligence to apply black magic, “it learns the best way to hack the material of actuality itself. It may well teleport matter. It may well confer immunity to bullets. And it decides that obscure Silicon Valley center supervisor Adrian Ross is the first menace to its existence.” (September 5)

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Grave Expectations by Alice Bell

A younger medium groups up along with her ghostly finest buddy to carry out a seance at an 80-year-old’s celebration, not realizing they’ll encounter a tormented spirit who wants their assist fixing a homicide thriller of their midst. (September 5)

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Herc by Phoenicia Rogerson

This story “offers voice to the silenced characters, on this feminist, queer (and generally stunning) retelling of basic Hercules delusion.” (September 5)

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Holly by Stephen King

One of many mega-author’s recurring characters, non-public detective Holly Gibney (Mr. Mercedes, The Outsider, Finders Keepers), returns with a missing-person case that pits her in opposition to a pair of unexpectedly twisted adversaries. (September 5)

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Horror Unmasked: A Historical past of Terror From Nosferatu to Nope by Brad Weismann

Spanning cinema historical past, from silents to latest releases, this ebook gives “a extremely illustrated dive into the previous influences and current reputation of the horror movie style.” (September 5)

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Home of Tough Diamonds by Jane Lindskold

The Over The place portal fantasy collection continues because the Tough Diamonds should draw on all their assets to battle mysterious ebook wraiths for management of the Library of the Sapphire Wind. (September 5)

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Midnight on the Houdini by Delilah S. Dawson

After storming out of her sister’s marriage ceremony reception, a lady takes refuge at a mysterious resort—quickly realizing it’s a magical place that can lure her ceaselessly if she doesn’t determine the best way to escape. (September 5)

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My Brother’s Keeper by Tim Powers

Emily Brontë and her Yorkshire moors take middle stage on this story, because the younger creator finds herself drawn to a person who’s making an attempt to eradicate Europe’s werewolf inhabitants. (September 5)

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Schrader’s Chord by Scott Leeds

After his estranged dad dies, a person inherits a stack of cursed information—which he can’t resist enjoying, unwittingly opening a gate to the land of the lifeless. Can he monitor down his late father for an help earlier than it’s too late? (September 5)

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The September Home by Carissa Orlando

When a girl realizes her dream house is haunted, she decides to stay it out, even after her husband flees… or vanishes, perhaps due to the home—one thing she and her daughter should workforce as much as examine. (September 5)

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Sleep No Extra by Seanan McGuire

October Daye returns to face turmoil on this planet of Faerie, the place she’s been banished right into a surreal model of actuality that’s starting to crumble. Learn an excerpt right here. (September 5)

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The Spirit Bares Its Enamel by Andrew Joseph White

In 1883 London, a trans and autistic teen tries to flee his organized marriage, solely to be despatched to a mysterious establishment crammed with ghosts of lacking college students who desperately want his assist. (September 5)

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Tolkien within the Twenty-First Century: The That means of Center-earth As we speak by Nick Groom

“Delving deep into matters similar to friendship, failure, the setting, variety, and Tolkien’s place in a post-covid age, Nick Groom takes us on an sudden journey by means of Tolkien’s world, revealing how it’s extra related now than maybe Tolkien himself ever envisioned.” (September 5)

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What You Are Wanting For Is within the Library by Michiko Aoyama, translated by Alison Watts

This best-selling Japanese novel follows “Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian,” who has the distinctive skill to advocate books that actually change the lives of their readers. (September 5)

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With Regrets by Lee Kelly

When a swanky ceremonial dinner is interrupted by studies of poisonous clouds within the ambiance, a girl determined to reunite along with her kids realizes simply how harmful people might be as the tip of the world approaches. (September 5)

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Chasm by Stacey McEwan

The Glacian Trilogy continues as Dawsyn narrowly escapes execution—then should harness her new powers whereas making an attempt to save lots of and shield the individuals of the Ledge. (September 12)

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The Collector by Laura Kat Younger

In a dystopian world the place depressed individuals have their reminiscences forcibly erased, a person who information their soon-to-be-lost remembrances is punished for his compassion. (September 12)

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Cursebreakers by Madeleine Nakamura

“Adrien Desfourneaux, professor of magic, should survive his personal failing psychological well being and a tenuous partnership with a harmful ally with a view to save town of Astrum from a spreading curse.”(September 12)

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The Dying I Gave Him by Em X. Liu

On this queer, sci-fi spin on Hamlet, a scientist units out to avenge his father after the older man is discovered lifeless of their lab—however first, he’ll want to determine who the killer is whereas trapped in lockdown with all of the suspects. (September 12)

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Dreambound by Dan Frey

“A father should examine the magical underbelly of Los Angeles to seek out his daughter, who has seemingly disappeared into the fantastical universe of her favourite books.” (September 12)

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Fall of Break and Wrath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A brand new fantasy collection for adults begins with this story set in a world with 9 cities dominated by merciless gods, the place a girl with secret psychic items falls for a prince regardless of intuiting he’ll ultimately result in her doom. (September 12)

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Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

A brand new fantasy trilogy begins with this worldwide best-seller making its U.S. publishing debut. It’s a few girl who makes a dwelling looking forbidden gods, till she discovers a deity joined to the soul of a mortal woman—and heads out on a secret mission to resolve her downside. (September 12)

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Hemlock Island by Kelley Armstrong

On this standalone horror story, a girl units out to analyze the apparently witchy going-on on the remoted trip residence she rents to strangers. (September 12)

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In These Hallowed Halls: A Darkish Academia Anthology by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

This 12-story assortment contains tales during which “retribution visits a lothario lecturer; the sinister reality is revealed a few lacking professor; a forsaken lover makes use of a séance for revenge; an obsession blooms a few potential illicit affair;” and extra. (September 12)

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Mammoths on the Gates by Nghi Vo

The Singing Hills Cycle novella collection continues. On this entry, wandering Cleric Chih returns to the Singing Hills Abbey, and finds their mentor has handed away of their absence—a state of affairs that quickly brings outdoors chaos to the peaceable retreat. (September 12)

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A Market of Desires and Future by Journey Galey

“Enter the bazaar of the weird—the place destiny and fortunes are on the market simply beneath Covent Backyard—on this high-stakes historic fantasy debut set in Nineteenth-century London.” (September 12)

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No Baby of Mine by Nichelle Giraldes

When a girl who by no means imagined herself as a mom unexpectedly turns into pregnant, darkness within the type of a household curse begins to creep in—threatening not simply her, but additionally her husband. (September 12)

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Promise by Christi Nogle

This assortment gathers the creator’s “finest futuristic tales, starting from believable tech-based science fiction to science fantasy tales about aliens in our midst: chameleonic foils hover within the skies, you’ll be able to order a headset to talk and dream along with your canine, and your gadgets generally join not simply to the net however to the underworld.” (September 12)

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The Sky Vault by Benjamin Percy

The Comet Cycle continues as a mysterious interstellar mud cloud makes an airplane briefly vanish and reappear, ceaselessly altering the lives of these onboard and the individuals in Fairbanks, Alaska on the bottom under. (September 12)

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The Stranger Upstairs by Lisa M. Matlin

After getting an incredible deal on a home with a blood-stained previous, a girl plans to weblog about its renovations—however quickly realizes there’s an alarmingly supernatural aspect concerned within the undertaking. (September 12)

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This Spells Catastrophe by Tori Anne Martin

“Faux relationship will get a magical twist on this enchanting queer romantic comedy the place a witch worries that the actual emotions brewing between her and her crush have been sparked by an unintended love potion, and the one method out of the disastrous spell is a wholesome dose of the reality.” (September 12)

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A Sword of Bronze & Ashes by Anna Smith Spark

On this story that “combines the fierce great thing about Celtic delusion with grimdark battle violence,” a mom should face her shadowy previous when warfare and historic magic threaten her kids. (September 12)

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What Sort of Mom by Clay McLeod Chapman

Along with her teen daughter in tow, a girl reluctantly returns to her hometown, the place her gig as a palm reader quickly entangles her in a supernatural thriller involving an previous flame and his lacking youngster. (September 12)

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Witch of Wild Issues by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

A lady who’s in a position to talk with crops—and can be visited once in a while by her ghostly sister—returns to her hometown, the place sudden romance sparks. (September 12)

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Black Sheep by Rachel Harrison

A younger girl is pressured to face her household’s darkish secrets and techniques when she’s summoned again into the fold for her beloved cousin’s marriage ceremony. (September 19)

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Candelaria by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

After an earthquake decimates Boston, a grandmother should battle unfamiliar beings whereas rounding up her far-flung granddaughters—and standing prepared to save lots of the world. (September 19)

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Champion of Destiny by Kendare Blake

A brand new duology begins on this YA story a few younger girl coaching to develop into a legendary warrior—however she’ll have to information an unpredictable hero to victory earlier than her future within the order is secured. (September 19)

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The Courtroom of Shadows: Vampyria Saga Guide One by Victor Dixen, translated by Françoise Bui

“A fiery heroine seeks vengeance in opposition to a royal court docket of lethal vampires on this epic alternate historical past set in lavish Versailles.” (September 19)

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Ghost Tamer by Meredith R. Lyons

After surviving a practice wreck, a girl realizes she has a ghost hooked up to her—in addition to an evil spirit intent on doing her hurt. She’ll need to workforce up with “her” ghost and a psychic (and keep away from a persistent ghost hunter) to determine the best way to survive. (September 19)

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Hex Schooling by Maureen Kilmer

“A guilt-ridden former coven is pressured to faucet into the magic of their previous… in the event that they need to cease their lives from going up in flames once more.” (September 19)

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The Land of Misplaced Issues by John Connolly

Set in the identical world because the creator’s The Guide of Misplaced Issues, this story follows a mom who’s drawn to a mysterious, magical previous home adjoining to the hospital the place she retains vigil over her comatose younger daughter. (September 19)

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A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune – An Oral Historical past by Max Evry

This behind-the-scenes have a look at David Lynch’s Dune adaptation gathers new interviews with its stars (together with Kyle MacLachlan, Sean Younger, and Virginia Madsen), in addition to others concerned in its creation, together with Lynch. Learn an excerpt right here. (September 19)

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By no means Whistle at Night time: An Indigenous Darkish Fiction Anthology edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

“These wholly authentic and shiver-inducing tales introduce readers to ghosts, curses, hauntings, monstrous creatures, complicated household legacies, determined deeds, and chilling acts of revenge.” (September 19)

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Pink Rabbit by Alex Grecian

On this supernatural horror story, “a ragtag posse should seek out a witch by means of a wild west beset by demons and ghosts—the place demise is all the time simply across the bend.” (September 19)

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Sandymancer by David Edison

“A wild woman with sand magic in her bones and a mad god who’s making an attempt to repair the world he broke come collectively in Sandymancer, a genre-warping mashup of bizarre fantasy and exhausting science fiction.” (September 19)

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Starter Villain by John Scalzi

A person’s dead-end life takes a sudden flip when he inherits his uncle’s supervillain enterprise—full with volcano lair, speaking cats, a devoted henchperson, and enemies galore. (September 19)

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Valley of Shadows by Rudy Ruiz

“A visionary neo-Western mix of magical realism, thriller, and horror, Valley of Shadows sheds gentle on the darkish previous of injustice, isolation, and struggling alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.” (September 19)

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The Large Guide of Cyberpunk edited by Jared Shurin

“A genre-defining—and redefining—assortment of the boldest, most rebellious, and most prescient speculative fiction, that includes tales from everywhere in the globe.” (September 26)

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Black River Orchard by Chuck Wendig

Horror invades a small city when the native orchard begins producing magic apples. (September 26)

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The Altering Man by Tomi Oyemakinde

A teen begins to imagine there’s reality in a legend that haunts the halls of her new boarding faculty—particularly when college students begin performing unusual and others go lacking. (September 26)

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Satan’s Battle by Taylor Anderson

The Artillerymen collection continues as Colonel Cayce and his troopers—stranded on an alternate Earth that’s way more hostile than the one they know—should battle a military of terrifying energy. (September 26)

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Foul Coronary heart Huntsman by Chloe Gong

The Foul Woman Fortune duology continues, following “an immortal murderer in Thirties Shanghai as she races to save lots of her nation and her love.” Learn an excerpt right here. (September 26)

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The Fragile Threads of Energy by V.E. Schwab

There are solely three magicians left who can open the doorways between the 4 worlds hidden inside London—till a decided new queen emerges to upset the stability, and the destiny of the worlds involves relaxation on a magically gifted younger woman. (September 26)

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The Hexologists by Josiah Bancroft

“The Hexologists, Iz and Warren Wilby, are fairly accustomed to serving to determined shoppers with the bugbears of metropolis life … well-acquainted with the bizarre, they by no means shrink back from a difficult case.” However can they deal with the royal weirdness that comes (virtually actually) baked into their latest thriller? (September 26)

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The Invisible World by Nora Fussner

When the proprietor of a maybe-haunted home groups up with the weary producer of a paranormal-investigations TV present, they notice they may be capable of show the existence of ghosts—if the chaos doesn’t suck anybody’s soul in first. (September 26)

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Mermaids By no means Drown: Tales to Dive For edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker

This YA assortment gathers tales about mermaids from authors Darcie Little Badger, Kalynn Bayron, Preeti Chhibber, Rebecca Coffindaffer, Julie C. Dao, Maggie Tokuda-Corridor, Adriana Herrera, June Hur, Katherine Locke, Kerri Maniscalco, Julie Murphy, Gretchen Schreiber, and Julian Winters. (September 26)

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The Navigating Fox by Christopher Rowe

“Quintus Shu’al, the world’s solely navigating fox, is in shame after guiding an expedition to its doom, leaving no survivors. One yr later, Quintus is obtainable the prospect to redeem himself: he might want to lead a motley, fractious workforce—each human and animal—all the best way to the gates of Hell.” (September 26)

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Nubia: The Reckoning by Omar Epps and Clarence A. Haynes

On this sequel to epic fantasy Nubia: The Awakening, Zuberi, Uzochi, and Lencho grapple with their newfound powers in post-apocalyptic New York Metropolis, a activity that will get extra daunting when Lencho joins a harmful superhuman militia. (September 26)

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The Salvation Gambit by Emily Skrutskie

On this sci-fi thriller, “a hotheaded hacker should outwit the AI on the coronary heart of a rogue warship–turned–penal colony if she and her crew of con girls need to escape with their lives.” (September 26)

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Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor

“Deluxe, expanded version of an out-of-print early novel from Africanfuturist luminary Nnedi Okorafor, with a brand-new introduction from the creator.” (September 26)

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The Spice Should Stream: The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Films by Ryan Britt

The second Dune-adjacent ebook on this record—filling the void now that the brand new film sequel has shifted its launch to 2024—explores matters like “the novel’s unlikely evolution from a failed piece of journalism about Oregon sand dunes into an epic science-fiction story.” (September 26)

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This Darkish Descent by Kalyn Josephson

On this fantasy story, “the eldest daughter of a famend household on the verge of destroy joins forces with a mysterious, rogue enchanter and a good-looking, formidable inheritor to win a lethal race.” (September 26)

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The Undetectables by Courtney Smyth

In a world populated by vampires, troll, fairies, and different fanciful creatures, a detective company run by three witches and a ghost has a brand new case: looking down a serial killer that’s been tormenting the magical neighborhood. (September 26)

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What Turned of Magic by Paige Crutcher

A witch who retains her powers secret finds that tough to do as soon as she discovers a ebook that makes them even stronger. Earlier than lengthy, she’s drawn into the seek for the dwelling personification of magic. (September 26)

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The Witches of Bone Hill by Ava Morgyn

Estranged sisters reunite when their great-aunt dies and leaves them a ramshackle mansion—with the stipulation that they need to stay in it. Whereas they determine the best way to cope with the state of affairs, they uncover darkish secrets and techniques about their household’s mysterious previous. (September 26)

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Throughout the Sorrow Sea by Anthony Ryan

The Seven Swords collection continues as Guyime and his fellow warriors sail throughout a storm-filled, pirate-prowled sea, searching for a legendary island the place a demon as soon as dwelled. (September 30)

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