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Mortal Engines

Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Publisher: September 2004, Harper Collins US Blurb: "It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger,… Continue reading Mortal Engines

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Nightchaser

Title: Nightchaser Author: Amanda Bouchet Publisher: January 2019, Sourcebooks Casablanca Blurb: Tess Bailey: the galaxy's Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who'll take them dead or alive. Tess's best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says… Continue reading Nightchaser

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Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Sowing Author: Angie Grigaliunas Rating: 4 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want. For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. They alone provide protection from the… Continue reading Sowing: SPFBO Finalist

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The Ruin of Kings

Title: The Ruin of Kings Author: Jenn Lyons Publisher: February 2019, Tor Books Blurb: There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens. Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a… Continue reading The Ruin of Kings

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Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Orconomics Author: J. Zachary Pike Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Brimming with swords, sorcery, and wit, Orconomics: A Satire introduces Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. For the licensed wizards and warriors of Arth, slaying and looting the forces… Continue reading Orconomics: SPFBO Finalist

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The Gutter Prayer

Title: The Gutter Prayer Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Publisher: January 2019, Orbit books Blurb: A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an… Continue reading The Gutter Prayer

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The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Gods of Men Author: Barbara Kloss Published: June, 2018  Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name. Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn’t know her music… Continue reading The Gods of Men: SPFBO Finalist