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    Series: Chorus of Dragons
    The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons
    9781250175502 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: September 10, 2019 Print Run: 200000
    $24.50 CAD 6.21 x 9.09 x 1.51 in | 576 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      AKirkus Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy pick for 2019!
      ALibrary JournalBest Book of 2019!

      "Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author ofThe Magicians

      When destiny calls, there's no fighting back.

      Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions.

      Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins.

      Then again, maybe he isn't the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world.

      He's destined to destroy it.

      Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series withThe Ruin of Kings, an epic fantasy novel about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire.

      "It's impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while."—The New York Times

      A Chorus of Dragons
      1: The Ruin of Kings
      2: The Name of All Things

      Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for 20 years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia.The Ruin of Kingsis her first novel.
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        Rep Pick: In Ruin of Kings, we follow the adventures in a dual-timeline of the protagonist, Kihrin, through multiple perspectives as he tries to uncover the truth behind his parentage, heritage, and the threat against the world. Kihrin will have to uncover ancient secrets, fight demons, and find out what his friends, family, and acquaintances are hiding from him. In this high fantasy story filled with world building, Jenn Lyons begins a harrowing story of loss and the resilience required to survive in a world filled with lies. —Louis-Marc Simard
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      Library Journal Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed

      "It's impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all, the sheer, effervescent joy Lyons takes in the scope of her project . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while."—The New York Times

      "Ms. Lyons is all set to take her readers on a long journey indeed, unfolding and unfolding like brilliant origami. So far, though, not a hairy chest in sight, nor a languishing maiden. Fantasy has moved on, and is all the better for it."—The Wall Street Journal

      "An impressive and highly accomplished debut . . .The Ruin of Kings makes both an ideal introduction to epic fantasy and a rewarding read for fans of the genre."—The Los Angeles Times

      "With the scope and sense of fatality of Patrick Rothfuss, and well-choreographed action sense of Brandon Sanderson, Lyons leaps into the big leagues of epic fantasy and sticks the landing."—Booklist,starred review

      "[A] jaw-dropping, action-packed story of betrayal, greed, and grand-scale conspiracy . . . Lyons ties it all together seamlessly to create literary magic. Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-down-able read should look no further."—Kirkus, starred review

      "Tightly plotted . . . its lore and memorable characters will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      "This stunning debut takes epic fantasy to a high level, portraying a world filled with magic, demons, gods, and dragons, in which politics and power plays are the laws of the land."—Library Journal, starred review

      "Rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author ofThe Magicians

      “It was one hell of a ride. I gobbled it up and was hungry for more.”—Glen Cook, author ofThe Black Company

      The Ruin of Kings is a fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world.”—L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of theRecluseseries

      "A thriller plot of revenge and loyalty with a get-under-your-skin and keep-you-reading-all-night mystery at its heart. I loved it."—John Gwynne, author ofMalice

      "The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic and a teen hero with angst."—Janny Wurts, author ofThe Curse of the Mistwraith

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    9780765392107 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: September 24, 2019 Print Run: 100000
    $36.50 CAD 8.5 x 5.72 x 1.16 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      A revolution is happening in speculative fiction, and Annalee Newitz is leading the vanguard."--Wil Wheaton

      From Annalee Newitz, founding editor ofio9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we'll go to protect the ones we love.

      1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.

      2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.

      Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?

      Praise forThe Future of Another Timeline:

      "An intelligent, gut-wrenching glimpse of how tiny actions, both courageous and venal, can have large consequences. Smart and profound on every level.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "You close the book reeling with questions about your own life and your part in changing the future."Amy Acker, actress (Angel andPerson of Interest)

      ANNALEE NEWITZ is an American journalist, editor, and author of fiction and nonfiction. They are the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and have written forPopular Science,The New Yorker, and theWashington Post. They founded the science fiction websiteio9and served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008–2015, and then became Editor-in-Chief atGizmodoand Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Their bookScatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in science. Their first novel,Autonomous, won a Lambda award.
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        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Kirkus
        - 100k print run

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      Breathtakingly brilliant.”—The New York Times

      "A revolution is happening in speculative fiction, and Annalee Newitz is leading the vanguard."-- Wil Wheaton, actorStar Trekand Big Bang Theory

      Few stories are as smart, as nuanced, as exciting, and as unsettling as this one....engrossing and impactful.” — Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author ofWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

      “Annalee Newitz combines time travel, multi-alternative realities and feminist politics in the fast-paced, complex and mind-blowingThe Future of Another Timeline . . . a compulsively readable novel of controlled anger that, despite the horror, offers hope.”—The Guardian

      "It's like Newitz has written a science fiction addendum toHandmaids Tale... She flawlessly weaves between time and characters and creates a feminist, sci-fi, thrill-ride integrated into a covert history lesson.You close the book reeling with questions about your own life and your part in changing the future." —Amy Acker, actressAngeland Person of Interest

      "A page-turner and an ambitious feminist lens on the time-traveler story.” — Kelly Sue DeConnick creator ofBitch Planet, writer forCaptain Marvel

      A glorious tale of hope in the face of outrage,an anthem of timeless resistanceagainst the powers that would lead us to our worst futures.” —Ken Liu, Author ofThe Paper Menagerie and Other Stories andThe Grace of Kings

      "TheFuture of Another Timeline does brilliantly what SF does best: makes metaphor concrete to illuminate the human condition. In this case,the idea that women are consistently written out of history by men is turned into a visceral reality, and secret history becomes a thrilling secret war." —Nicola Griffith, author ofHild

      "The best punk rock / time travel / Chicago history / riot girl / mindf*ck of a book I have ever read. Grape Ape Forever!" --Dan Sinker, creator of Punk Planet magazine

      "The Future of Another Timeline is themind-blowing punk feminist sci-fi time traveling thriller you've been waiting for, and which our culture desperately needs. Packed with action, sass, righteousness, technology and danger, it just might be a perfect book." —Michelle Tea

      “A multilayered tale of “editing” history, human rights, and the ripple effect.Smart and profound on every level.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "Clever, compelling and utterly original." —Laurie Penny,author of Everything Belongs to the Future

      "Exciting and urgent." —Saladin Ahmed, Eisner winning author ofBlack Bolt, Exiles,and Throne of the Crescent Moon

      "Newitz's carefully built narrative of time travel and conflict is rooted in the drive and joys
      of intersectional feminism, sex positivity, and acceptance...This riot of a book will have readers delighting both in the thrilling battle over timelines in an intricate, alternative world and in the joys of inclusive feminist solidarity."—Booklist (starred review)

      "Where the book really shines is in its page-turning plot and thoughtfully drawn characters...the story charges along until Newitz suddenly ties it all together with breathtaking finesse. An ambitious adventure that keeps the surprises coming." —Kirkus (starred review)

      "[Newitz] highlights the truths of our past and possibilities of our future. The fantastical elements do not hide the all-too-real horrors women could face, but intelligence and hope are woven into every level." —Library Journal (starred review)

      “Newitz is one of the patron saints of geeks . . . a compelling piece of sci-fi that plays with time, friendship, and consequences . . . your new must-read.”—The Mary Sue

      “Sure to become a feminist time travel classic.”—Den of Geek

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    Series: Deadman's Cross
    At Death's Door A Deadman's Cross Novel Sherrilyn Kenyon
    9780765385741 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: September 10, 2019 Print Run: 275000
    $37.99 CAD 6.42 x 9.55 x 1.21 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      #1New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us the latest adventure in the Deadman's Cross saga withAt Death's Door, an epic pirate fantasy perfect for her millions of Dark-Hunter fans

      Welcome to the latest Deadmen’s Quest...

      Valynda Moore was born cursed. So when she dies as the result of a spell gone wrong and is trapped in the body of a voodoo doll, she expects nothing else from her messed up life. Until Thorn, leader of the Hellchasers, offers her a chance at redemption and a new life.

      But nothing has ever gone her way, for the Malachai, the very beast she and her crew of Deadmen have sworn to keep locked away, has risen. And this time he’s taken prisoners. Valynda must keep her wits about her or be denied her salvation and forced to watch as the entire world falls into the hands of absolute evil.

      It’s a demon-eat-demon world where the stakes have never been higher and either redemption or the ultimate betrayal waits for her at Death’s Door.

      New York Times bestselling author SHERRILYN KENYON is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary author continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 60 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include Deadman's Cross, The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark Hunter series are soon to be major media productions.
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      Praise for Deadman’s Cross

      “Kenyon (Born of Legend) puts the lie to the old adage “Dead men tell no tales” in the jam-packed, appealing first book of her Deadman’s Cross historical fantasy series.” —Publishers Weekly onDeadmen Walking

      “When it comes to darkly romantic fantasy romance, no one does it better than Kenyon!” —RT Book Reviews(4 stars) onDeath Doesn’t Bargain

      Praise for Sherrilyn Kenyon

      “Kenyon’s writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative.” —Boston Globe

      “Arguably one of the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days.” —Publishers Weekly

      “Engaging.” —Entertainment WeeklyonDevil May Cry

      “[Kenyon] sucks you into [her] world and keeps you there from the first page until the last.” —Midwest Book Reviewon Acheron

      “This book is epic.” —The Post and Courieron Acheron

      “Kenyon once again delivers a winner.” —Old Book Barn Gazette onKiss of the Night

      “Kenyon delivers the goods readers have come to expect, and more.” —Bookliston Dark Side of the Moon

      “A skillfully written and entertaining tale…rich with complex characters, snappy dialogue, and sweet moments.”—Tulsa World onBad Moon Rising

      Dance With The Devil cinches Sherrilyn Kenyon's place as a master of the genre! […] I couldn’t put it down.” —Julie Kenner, author ofAphrodite's Secret, onDance With the Devil

      “Another fine myth from a superb storyteller climbing to the top.” —Baryon Magazine onDance With the Devil

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    Series: Locked Tomb Trilogy
    Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir
    9781250313195 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: September 10, 2019 Print Run: 100000
    $34.99 CAD 8.56 x 6.01 x 1.46 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y
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      AUSA Today Best-Selling Novel!

      “Unlike anything I’ve ever read. ” —V.E. Schwab

      “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” —Charles Stross

      “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times

      The Emperor needs necromancers.

      The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

      Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.

      Tamsyn Muir’sGideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

      Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

      Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

      Of course, some things are better left dead.

      BOOK 1:Gideon the Ninth
      BOOK 2:Harrow the Ninth
      BOOK 3:Alecto the Ninth

      TAMSYN MUIR is the author of the Locked Tomb Trilogy, which begins withGideon the Ninth, continues withHarrow the Ninth, and concludes withAlecto the Ninth. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award and the Eugie Foster Memorial Award. A Kiwi, she has spent most of her life in Howick, New Zealand, with time living in Waiuku and central Wellington. She currently lives and works in Oxford, in the United Kingdom.
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      Awards Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Library Journal Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed

      “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times

      “Unlike anything I’ve ever read. Muir’s writing is as sharp as a broken tooth, and just as unsettling. This book is visceral, vivid, and downright violent. In short, absolutely marvelous.” —V.E. Schwab, #1New York Times Bestselling Author

      "Warm and cold; goofy and gleaming; campy and epic; a profaneDaria in space." —Robin Sloan, author ofMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

      “This crackling, inventive and riotous book from an original voice is a genuine pleasure. Also the author is clearly insane.” —Warren Ellis, author ofTransmetropolitan andGun Machine

      Gideon the Ninth was a combination of all my absolute favorite things: swords and magic and spaceships and far future tech, plus childhood angst, slow-build romance, and characters banding together to solve mysteries in a haunted space palace.” —Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries

      “I can't remember the last time I was so delightedly baffled by a book. An astonishing, genre-defying, hilarious-violent-tragic-horrifying-thrilling wonder of a novel. Muir has become an auto-read author faster than Gideon turns any conversation inappropriate.” —Kiersten White, NYT Bestselling Author ofAnd I Darken

      Gideon the Ninth remixes magic and technology to create a blisteringly awesome new world—and best of all, it's funny as hell.” —Annalee Newitz, author ofAutonomous andThe Future of Another Timeline

      “A glorious book—rich and baroque, tremendously vivid, absolutely glorious.” —Genevieve Cogman, author of the Invisible Library series

      “Gideon the Ninth was a combination of all my absolute favorite things: swords and magic and spaceships and far future tech, plus childhood angst, slow-build romance, and characters banding together to solve mysteries in a haunted space palace.” —Martha Wells,New York Times Bestselling author of the Murderbot Diaries

      “Brilliantly original, messy and weird straight through. With a snorting laugh and two middle fingers, the whole thing burns end-to-end. It is deep when you expect shallow, raucous when you expect dignity and, in the end, absolutely heartbreaking when you least expect it.” —NPR

      "Truly compelling fun. Muir’s impressive first novel offers a heady and macabre mix of science, necromancy, constant danger, and a healthy dollop ofGormenghast-like weirdness like no other."—Locus

      “You’ve never read anything like Tamsyn Muir’s debut novelGideon The Ninth.” —Forbes

      “An incredibly immersive book, with a rich, detailed mythology, gorgeously balanced sentences, and a genuinely meaningful central relationship. I started this book chuckling at the outrageous premise. I finished it crying, because the ending punched me straight in the gut.” —Vox

      “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!” —Charles Stross, author of The Laundry Files andEmpire Games

      “Punchy, crunchy, gooey and gore-smeared,Gideon the Ninth is a pulpy science-fantasy romp that will delight and horrify you to the bitter end.” —Kameron Hurley, author ofThe Stars Are Legion and the Worldbreaker Saga

      “By turns a slasher movie and a sorcerous slugfest, with a snarky protagonist and a deep, complicated relationship at its heart.” —Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns

      “Necromancers! Dueling! Mayhem!Gideon the Ninth is disturbing and delightful in equal measure—I loved it to pieces.” —Yoon Ha Lee, author of the Hexarchate series andDragon Pearl

      “Muir effortlessly compiles macabre humor, body horror, secrets, and tenderness into the stitched-together corpse of a dark universe, then brings it to life with a delightfully chaotic, crackling cast of characters and the connective tissue of their relationships.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

      “[Gideon the Ninth] blends science fiction, fantasy, gothic chiller, and classic house-party mystery. This intriguing genre stew works surprisingly well. Suspenseful and snarky, with surprising emotional depths.” —Kirkus Starred Review

      “At once sarcastic, sincere, heart-wrenching, and honest pulpy enjoyment, filled with dark magic, swordplay, and lesbian necromancers, Muir's debut is a fantastic sf/fantasy blend. Readers will discuss this journey for a long time and be clamoring for the next installment.” —Library JournalStarred Review

      “Muir’s debut fuses science fiction, mystery, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, political intrigue, deadly dark humor, and a dash of romance with a healthy serving of skeletons and secrets and the spirit of queer joy. This extraordinary opening salvo will leave readers dying to know what happens next.” —Booklist Starred Review

      Gideon the Ninth is worth every second of every spine-chilling page as the book moves seamlessly from science fiction to mystery-thriller and back again.” —BookPage Starred Review

      Gideon the Ninth is simply one of the best and most original books in recent memory.” —Shelf Awareness

      “Muir weaves seamlessly between mystery, intrigue, and quest, and between science fiction and fantasy, to craft the start of a series that rivets and enthralls like the dark and dangerous magic it depicts.” —Lambda Literary

      “A whirlwind of dark fantasy and dark humor, all wrapped up in sarcastic, delightfully sapphic Gideon Nav. The narrative oozes with voice and every sentence rattles with Gideon’s disaffected attitude and the creepiness of skeleton bones.” —New York Journal of Books

      Gideon the Ninth is a unique and bloody bananapants book, and I do think it’s worth a reader’s curiosity. Gideon is an unforgettable protagonist. The world is creepy, sometimes bleak, and yet…still fun, almost like The Addam’s Family. And yes, there are lesbian necromancers in space.” —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

      “Readers, I’m dead. This book slayed me. You should get slayed, too. We should all be dead overGideon the Ninth.” —Geekly, Inc

      “A brilliant and original mash-up of genres, the story is brimming with memorable characters, acerbic dark humor, a unique magic system, space travel, decaying technology and layers upon layers of mystery. It is the Gothic space adventure I didn't know I needed.” —Rebecca Roanhorse, author ofTrail of Lightning

      Gideon the Ninth knocked me out. If you like snotty swordswomen, reanimated skeletons, porn zines, crumbling interplanetary empires, and angry lady necromancers, then shut up and get reading.” —Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series

      “Tasmyn Muir's prose is delicious enough to eat. Add in a sarcastic heroine with a knack for trouble, necromancy, cut-throat politics, and a hell of a lot of murders, and this is a novel every fantasy lover will savor.” —Rin Chupeco, author ofThe Bone Witch

      “Festooned with skeletons, aglitter with technonecromantic delights, both middle fingers raised to the galaxy,Gideon the Ninth is a gothy Tank Girl-Meets-Utena-Meets-Gormenghast dueling wildcard mashup that has me positively giddy for the future of the genre.” —Max Gladstone, author ofThe Empress of Forever

      “Muir has always, always had a sorcerously powerful way with voice, and I am positively giddy to announce thatGideon the Ninthis the ultimate culmination of her preternatural talents, a necromantic, calcium-rich delight that says "get in, nerd" on page 1, hits the gas with a disconcerting cackle, and doesn't let you out no matter how hard you howl.Gideon the Ninth is a bone-afied classic of the genre.” —Brooke Bolander, author ofThe Only Harmless Great Thing

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    The Nightjar Deborah Hewitt
    9781250239822 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: September 03, 2019 Print Run: 50000
    $25.99 CAD 5.68 x 8.27 x 1.34 in | 480 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt is a stunning contemporary fantasy debut about another London, a magical world hidden behind the bustling modern city we know.

      Alice Wyndham has been plagued by visions of birds her whole life...until the mysterious Crowley reveals that Alice is an ‘aviarist’: capable of seeing nightjars, magical birds that guard human souls. When her best friend is hit by a car, only Alice can find and save her nightjar.

      With Crowley’s help, Alice travels to the Rookery, a hidden, magical alternate London to hone her newfound talents. But a faction intent on annihilating magic users will stop at nothing to destroy the new aviarist. And is Crowley really working with her, or against her? Alice must risk everything to save her best friend—and uncover the strange truth about herself.

      DEBORAH HEWITTis a teacher and previous ‘Undiscovered Voices’ winner living in Manchester.The Nightjar is her debut novel.
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    • Awards & Reviews


      "I thoroughly enjoyed this. The compelling plot and original mythological elements kept me gripped. And here's to more from the author, as I need to see some of these mysteries resolved." --Genevieve Cogman

      "The wildly imaginative Hewitt is a writer to watch." --Publishers Weekly starred review

      "Darkly enchanting...the Nightjar is a magical adventure full of danger, betrayal, and devotion." --Emily Borsa,Booklist

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    Series: Chronicles of The Black Company
    Port of Shadows A Chronicle of the Black Company Glen Cook
    9781250174581 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: September 03, 2019 Print Run: 75000
    $25.99 CAD 6.47 x 9.12 x 1.04 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Glen Cook, the father of Grimdark, returns to the Chronicles of the Black Company with a military fantasy adventure inPort of Shadows.

      The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs--and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all.

      The one person who was taken into The Lady’s Tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as The Ten Who Were Taken. Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. However, Croaker doesn’t trust any of the Taken, especially not ones that look so much like The Lady and her sister…

      The Chronicles of the Black Company
      #1The Chronicles of The Black Company
      #2 The Books of the South
      #3The Return of The Black Company
      #4 The Many Deaths of the Black Company

      GLEN COOK is the author of dozens of novels of fantasy and science fiction, including The Black Company series, The Garrett Files, and The Tyranny of the Night. Cook was born in 1944 in New York City. He attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 1970, where he met his wife, Carol. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
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      "Glen Cook's newest book,Port of Shadow, is is a master class in unreliable narration. " —Jenn Lyons, author ofRuin of Kings

      "Reading his stuff was like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote." —Steven Erikson, author of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

      "Cook provides a rich world of assorted races, cultures, and religions; his characters combine the mythic or exotic with the realistic, engaging in absorbing alliances, enmities, and double-crosses." —Publishers Weekly on Bleak Seasons

      "Sheer page-turning fun!" —Robin McKinley on Bleak Seasons

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    Series: Ascendant
    The Warrior Moon K Arsenault Rivera
    9780765392596 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: September 24, 2019 Print Run: 50000
    $26.99 CAD 5.92 x 8.16 x 1.7 in | 656 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      The Warrior Moon, the sequel toThe Phoenix Empress and striking conclusion to K Arsenault Rivera's wildly buzzed about epic fantasy, which began withThe Tiger's Daughter

      Barsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire. Raised together since birth, then forced into exile after their wedding, and reunited amidst a poisonous invasionthese bold warrior women have faced monumental adventures and catastrophic battles.

      As they come closest to fulfilling the prophecy of generationsShefali and Shizuka will face their greatest test yet.

      "The Phoenix Empress expands and deepens the mysteries of this intricate and fully-realized fantasy world. I'm riveted by this story and can't wait for the next volume."—Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries series

      "Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” —V. E. Schwab,New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series

      #1The Tiger’s Daughter
      #2The Phoenix Empress
      #3The Warrior Moon

      K ARSENAULT RIVERA was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but moved to New York when she was a toddler. While not managing a nutritional supplement store in Brooklyn, K is an avid participant in the RPG community, from which she drew inspiration for her debut novel,The Tiger’s Daughterand the sequel The Phoenix Empress.
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      Praise forThe Phoenix Empress

      "The Tiger's Daughter was my favorite fantasy novel last year, telling the story of an epic quest through an original and engrossing perspective, andThe Phoenix Empress expands and deepens the mysteries of this intricate and fully-realized fantasy world. I'm riveted by this story and can't wait for the next volume."—Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries series

      “The second entry in this epic fantasy series (afterThe Tiger's Daughter) continues the intense worldbuilding and time-hopping prose of the first... Engrossing and memorable.” —Library Journal

      "The sweeping, lush love story between the Qorin warrior Shefali and the warrior empress Shizuka continues." —BooklistonThe Phoenix Empress

      Praise forThe Tiger's Daughter

      Indie Next List October 2017 Pick
      Paste Magazine's 10 Most Anticipated Books in October 2017
      io9's Best Books Coming in 2017
      The Verge's SF/F Books to Read in October 2017
      BookRiot's Most Anticipated Titles of 2017
      Medium's Most Anticipated Books of 2017
      Bookish's Fall 2017's Hottest SF/F Books

      “Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth. It is a story of star-crossed loves, of fate and power and passion, and it is simply exquisite." —V. E. Schwab,New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series

      "K Arsenault Rivera turns many of the standard conventions of fantasy on their heads....A love letter... lavishly chronicling how two women fall in love.... thoughtfully rendered and palpably felt." —The Washington Post

      "Rivera’s immense imagination and finely detailed worldbuilding have produced a series introduction of mammoth scope." —Publishers Weekly(starred review)

      "The Tiger’s Daughter sinks its claws into a reader and refuses to let them go until the very last page...As a word,ambitioussums up this debut." —Culturess

      “The epistolary tale at the heart ofThe Tiger’s Daughter unfolds with deceptive elegance, leading the reader to a conclusion at once unexpected, touching, and apt.” —Jacqueline Carey, author of the bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series

      “An incredible debut that takes all my favorite fantasy elements and adds the queer romance I've been waiting for in my magical fiction for years. If you love women who love women standing side-by-side to face off against a seemingly-impervious foe, you will love The Tiger's Daughter.” —Sam Maggs, author ofThe Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy andWonder Women

      "A layered and mesmerizing tale of love and legends, this fierce story will settle in your bones like a chill and leave your heart aching.” —Roshani Chokshi,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Star-Touched Queen

      "Delicate, intricate, inevitable...a stunning debut. It took my breath away.” —Seanan McGuire,New York Times bestselling author ofEvery Heart a Doorway

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    Series: Chronin
    Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand Alison Wilgus
    9780765391643 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Science Fiction On Sale Date: September 10, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $24.50 CAD 6.49 x 8.88 x 1.02 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Samurai Jack meetsBack to the Futurein Alison Wilgus’s Chronin Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand, a thrilling conclusion to a time-bending graphic novel duology

      Japan's history will never be the same. The timeline has veered off course with the abrupt deaths of prominent players in the nation's past, influencers who were supposed to start the Meiji Restoration. Now Mirai Yoshida, former Japanese-American undergrad turned samurai on the lam, may never find her way back to where she belongs.

      Unless a high-stakes plan is enacted. With help from her newfound friends, Mirai must instigate a peasant uprising to correct the course of history. But in order to succeed, she faces a dangerous and powerful fellow time traveler, an enemy who accidentally glimpsed his country's destiny and didn't like what he saw.

      Chronin, Volume 2: The Sword in Your Handconcludes the adrenaline-fueled adventure that asks: when time is of the essence, is it more important to save yourself or the future?

      Chronin is an affecting time-travel journey: heartfelt and immensely satisfying.” —Carey Pietsch, artist and co-adapter of theNew York Times-bestselling The Adventure Zone graphic novels

      Chronin is an elegantly rendered, insightfully layered time-travel adventure that creatively explores the complex tensions around identity, power, and constructions of history.” —John Jennings, artist ofNew York Times-bestsellingKindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

      Follow the story from the beginning in Chronin, Vol #1: The Knife at Your Back!

      ALISON WILGUS is aNew York Times-bestselling writer for comics whose previous work includesScience Comics: Flying Machines (with illustrator Molly Brooks). Wilgus’s comics work has been published by First / Second, DC, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and Bongo Comics; her prose has been featured inAnalog,Strange HorizonsandVICE Magazine; and she has also done animation screenwriting for Cartoon Network. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Chroninis her solo full-length graphic novel debut series.
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      The Sword In Your Handis a heartfelt story about the wonder of finding a community that sees you as you see yourself even when you're very, very far from home. Ali Wilgus's clear, expressive artwork gives the powerful emotional beats of these characters' deepening relationships the space and nuance they need to breathe, drawing together the threads of this affecting time-travel journey into a tender, well-earned, and immensely satisfying conclusion.”—Carey Pietsch, artist and co-adapter of theNew York Times-bestselling The Adventure Zone graphic novels

      Chronin is an elegantly rendered, insightfully layered time-travel adventure that creatively explores the complex tensions around identity, power, and constructions of history. This technically adept graphic novel showcases the power of the comics medium and gives us the gift of a wonderfully dangerous world that is filled with so many amazing possibilities!” —John Jennings, artist ofNew York Times bestsellingKindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

      Previous praise for Chronin Volume 1: The Knife at Your Back

      “Clever dialogue and detailed black-and-white images create an intense and moving story with plenty of heart and a mystery readers will want to solve.” —Publishers Weekly

      “[T]he story has a truly fascinating premise and plumbs impressive depths, particularly in Kuji and Mirai’s arguments over rebel factions during the period, which raises thoughtful questions about how ideology influences how we view history as well as the dangers of romanticizing rebellion. Deepening mysteries about Mirai and Kuji’s time travel program make for a compelling cliffhanger ending to this genre-blending series starter.”—Booklist

      Chronin is a tense, entertaining time travel caper, charmingly drawn and filled with endearing, complicated characters that you can't help rooting for.” —Faith Erin Hicks, Eisner-Award winning author ofThe Adventures of Superhero Girl and The Nameless City trilogy

      “A fascinating, intricate story, and Alison's love for the period is evident in every scene.” — Tony Cliff, author of Delilah Dirk series

      Chronindelivers a solid story that touches on the importance of identity and history, and how they go hand in hand. With its lush historical setting and an ear for sharp dialogue, Alison Wilgus's first solo outing shows the promise of a fresh voice to comics.” —Ethan Young, Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated author ofNanjing: The Burning City

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    The Monster of Elendhaven Jennifer Giesbrecht Canada
    9781250225689 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: September 24, 2019 Print Run: 50000
    $22.99 CAD 8.33 x 5.18 x 0.67 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y
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      “A black tide of perversity, violence, and lush writing. I loved it.” —Joe Hill

      Debut author Jennifer Giesbrecht paints a darkly compelling fantasy of revenge inThe Monster of Elendhaven, a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loves both.

      The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. But not everything dies so easily. A thing without a name stalks the city, a thing shaped like a man, with a dark heart and long pale fingers yearning to wrap around throats. A monster who cannot die. His frail master sends him out on errands, twisting him with magic, crafting a plan too cruel to name, while the monster’s heart grows fonder and colder and more cunning.

      These monsters of Elendhaven will have their revenge on everyone who wronged the city, even if they have to burn the world to do it.

      JENNIFER GIESBRECHT is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia where she earned an undergraduate degree in History, spent her formative years as a professional street performer, and developed a deep and reverent respect for the ocean. She currently works as a game writer for What Pumpkin Studios. In 2013 she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared inNightmare Magazine,XIII: ‘Stories of Resurrection’,Apex, andImaginarium: The Best of Canadian Speculative Fiction. She lives in a quaint, historic neighbourhood with two of her best friends and five cats.The Monster of Elendhaven is her first book.
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      “Jennifer Giesbrecht'sThe Monster of Elendhaven is a black tide of perversity, violence, and lush writing. I loved it.” —Joe Hill, #1New York Times Bestselling Author ofThe Fireman,N0S4A2, andHorns

      “Pitch dark, whimsical, topical, wild, and lushly written, Jennifer Giesbrecht'sThe Monster of Elendhaven is the most reading fun you'll have this year.” —Paul Tremblay, author ofThe Cabin at the End of the World andA Head Full of Ghosts

      “Elendhaven is as fully formed as Mervyn Peake's "Gormenghast" series with truly repellent characters who don't possess a shred of moral fiber. Yet the right readers will still love them, as newcomer Giesbrecht is a fantasy writer to watch with a sure command of her world.” —Library Journal Starred Review

      “Gorily gothic, darkly baroque, rotten with magic and shot with shafts of wicked humor, The Monster of Elendhaven is a perfect nightmare.” —Margo Lanagan, author ofThe Bridges of Rollrock Island

      “Giesbrecht's words don't ask, they don't wonder, they don't hope or plead or bargain. They command you to have the experience that she knows you will have, to see what she knows you will see.” —Andrew Hussie, creator ofHomestuck

      “Jennifer Giesbrecht'sThe Monster of Elendhaven is a gothic delight, dark as an oil-slick and iridescent with feral humour, bruise-violet prose, and a fascinatingly depraved tragic romance.” —Indrapramit Das, author ofThe Devourers

      “Delicate, jagged, and unrepentant,The Monster of Elendhaven has the linguistic febrility of Peake and the brutal sentiment of a gothic, perfectly framed in a secondary-world Hanseatic League setting that is as unusual as it is compelling.” —Arkady Martine, author ofA Memory Called Empire

      “Horror fans will want to grab this one — Giesbrecht has an extremely compelling voice.” —Kat Howard, author ofAn Unkindness of Magicians

      The Monster of Elendhaven is so much more than it seems. In Giesbrecht's deft hands, it's a compelling, psychologically gripping tale of lust and revenge, told in parallel, twisting narratives that ingeniously leave the reader sympathizing with the most horrible people imaginable.” —Grimdark Magazine

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    Gamechanger L. X. Beckett Canada
    9781250165268 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: September 17, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $37.99 CAD 5.9 x 8.37 x 1.75 in | 576 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Neuromancer meetsStar Trek inGamechanger, a fantastic new book from award-winning author L. X. Beckett.

      First there was the Setback.

      Then came the Clawback.

      Now we thrive.

      Rubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation. The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty-first century. Now she works as a public defender to help troubled individuals with anti-social behavior. That’s how she met Luciano Pox.

      Luce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer. But there’s more to him than being a lightning rod for controversy. Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody, and why Luce is hell bent on stopping the recovery of the planet.

      L. X. BECKETT frittered their misbegotten youth working as an actor and theater technician in Southern Alberta, before deciding to make a shift into writing science fiction. Their first novella, “Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling,” will appear in the July/August issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 2018, and takes place in the same universe asGamechanger. Lex identifies as feminist, lesbian, genderqueer, married, and Slytherin, and can be found on Twitter or at a writing advice blog, the Lexicon.
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      “Packed with cool ideas, psychological intrigue, political conspiracy, and hard-won hope.” —Annalee Newitz

      "This delightful pinball machine of a book recalls the whiz-bang joy and gleeful innovation of Neal Stephenson’sSnow Crash.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      "A visionary glimpse into the future" —Kirkus Reviews

      "A thought-provoking and, at times, frightening peek into possibilities of the future." —Booklist

      "Readers will delight in the nonbinary characters, LBGTQ relationships and identities, and the land acknowledgment statement at the end of the book. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, Starred Review

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