Cover Reveal: Orbit Titles for Fall 2015 that I'm looking forward to

So Orbit has come out with some fascinating cover-reveals for their Fall 2015 catalog..And a lot of titles are series continuations or conclusions. Here are some:

A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

About the Book: 

Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.
Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.

A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER is an outstanding epic fantasy debut featuring an unforgettable warrior.

What's in it for me

A lot of positive vibes about this title. A debut that promises to give us another Monza Murcatto perhaps? Bring it on!! 

Mortal Tally by Sam Sykes

The heart of civilization bleeds.

Cier'Djaal, once the crowning glory of the civilized world, has gone from a city to a battlefield and a battlefield to a graveyard. Foreign armies clash relentlessly on streets laden with the bodies of innocents caught in the crossfire. Cultists and thieves wage shadow wars, tribal armies foment outside the city's walls, and haughty aristocrats watch the world burn from on high.

As his companions struggle to keep the city from destroying itself, Lenk travels to the Forbidden East in search of the demon who caused it all. But even as he pursues Khoth-Kapira, dark whispers plague his thoughts. Khoth-Kapira promises him a world free of war where Lenk can put down his sword at last. And Lenk finds it hard not to listen.
When gods are deaf, demons will speak.
 What's in it for me

I admit I haven't got into the Sykes-Mania yet and the whole trilogy that introduces Lenk and his brigand of no-gooders haven't struck a chord with me. But I've got City Stained Red, his new trilogy and I plan to make amends - jumping onto this Sykes-Train with this one. So yes, I'm looking forward to part#2 as well. And hey - what a friggin' awesome cover!!

Radiant State by Peter Higgins

About the Book:
The extraordinary conclusion to this heart-stopping debut fantasy thriller trilogy that began with Wolfhound Century.

What's in it for me

Having absolutely loved Peter Higgins' opening salvo in this trilogy, I want to know how this highly original story is going to end. I was most impressed by his ability to weave together russo-myths into this imaginative thriller/genre-bender.

Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

About the Book

The capital has fallen...

Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

An army divided...

With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.

All hope rests with one...

And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed...

What's in it for me

Brian McClellan and Django Wexler have thrown the "Flintlock Fantasy" sub-genre wide open with thier works that each builds upon the last. It's fun, furious and bloody fantastic. 
THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC is the epic conclusion that began with Promise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.

Reign of Iron by Angus Watson


 Caesar's soldiers have murdered, massacred and pillaged their way through Gaul and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon Britain - with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa must repel the invasion, although her best general is dead and her young druid powerless. She faces impossible odds, but when the alternative is death or slavery, a warrior queen will do whatever it takes to save her people.


What's in it for me

I read the first book, Age of Iron. Humor mixed up with Epic battles - meticulously researched and adeptly written. Angus Watson definitely has a shining future and I hope to see more of him. Reign of Iron marks the end of his trilogy - which I feel is criminally underrated. Go on - read Angus Watson. You won't be disappointed! 

Spider's War by Daniel Abraham

About the Book

Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent war of all against all.

In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester, and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world.

What's in it for me
Hell, the best ever running epic fantasy series ever. And it comes to an explosive ending with this title. Dagger and Coin rivals GRRM in scope and style. And yes - it is complete!! 

Black Wolves by Kate Elliot

Some choices can never be undone.

The Hundred, once ruled by a tainted religion and demon court, is now a place of prosperity, but treachery still waits in the shadows. Once the captain of the elite Black Wolves, Kellas finds himself standing at a crossroads where he must decide whom to serve and whom to betray. Faithful to the king's memory but shut out from his legacy, Lady Dannarah fights for the rank she was denied, while three young outcasts leave their homes to find their own destiny.
As broken alliances are guardedly rekindled and old friendships put to the test, the Hundred's past is called into question ­and its very future is at stake.

What's in it for me

Having never really read Kate Elliot till now, I think I would like to start something fresh. And this seems like an EPIC place to begin.


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