With so much fantasy and science fiction coming out, it can be hard to know what to pick, or at least what to start with. Here are five excellent new books, from high fantasy to science fiction, that are sure to catch your eye. Some may even draw you into a new series to enjoy!
The Light of All That Falls (The Licanius Trilogy)
By James Islington
Orbit, $29.00, 864 pages
The last book in James Islington’s Licanius Trilogy, The Light of All That Falls is a stunning finale to a complicated, multilayered series. Factions maintain precarious alliances, centuries-old plans come to devastating fruition, and even though the Boundary is whole once more, it may already be too late. The relentless pace and unexpected plot twists make this final installment a thrilling conclusion, and one well worth reading.
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (The Thorne Chronicles #1)
By K. Eason
DAW, $26.00, 368 pages
War of the Spark: Forsaken
By Greg Weisman
Del Rey, $27.00, 416 pages
By Julia Armfield
Flatiron Books, $24.99, 208 pages
The Nobody People: A Novel
By Bob Proehl
Del Rey, $27.00, 496 pages
The first in a new duology, The Nobody People by Bob Proehl is a stunning exploration of social inequality. People with incredible gifts live in ordinary American society, and all they want is to have ordinary lives. Life is never so simple, though, and between violent mobs, discriminatory laws, and terrorist attacks, even the most ordinary of them must take extraordinary action.