New releases: May 2016 – fantasy

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Time for the top 5 of new fantasy books (to be) released in May 2016!

  1. Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
    Publication date: May 10th 2016
    The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands—where empires and faiths collide.
  2. Smoke by Dan Vyleta
    Publication date: May 24th 2016
    England. A century ago, give or take a few years. Where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. This is the world of”Smoke,” a narrative tour de force, a tale of Dickensian intricacy and ferocious imaginative power, richly atmospheric and intensely suspenseful.
  3. The Progeny by Tosca Lee (Descendants of the Blood Countess #1)
    Publication date: May 24th 2016
    Filled with adrenaline, romance, and reversals, The Progeny is the present-day saga of a 400-year-old war between the uncanny descendants of “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time, and a secret society dedicated to erasing every one of her descendants. A story about the search for self filled with centuries-old intrigues against the backdrop of atrocity and hope.
  4. Golden Age by James Maxwell (The Shifting Tides #1)
    Publication date: May 1st 2016
    The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined.
  5. Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
    Publication date: May 10th 2016
    A compelling and fascinating journey, Mongrels alternates between past and present to create an unforgettable portrait of a boy trying to understand his family and his place in a complex and unforgiving world. A smart and innovative story—funny, bloody, raw, and real—told in a rhythmic voice full of heart, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly novel that illuminates the challenges and tender joys of a life beyond the ordinary in a bold and imaginative new way.

Did any of these end up on your to-read lists?

Other new releases of May 2016 can be found by genre right here on Goodreads.

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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