What’s New in February?

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The monthly mentions continue, by God!

So what’s new in February in the Forgotten Realms and from Angry Robot Books (no new Star Wars fiction releases this month, it seems)?  Let us see.

First, we have Carpathia, from friend and colleague Matt Forbeck.  This book has gotten a lot of great reviews, so I encourage you to check it out.  The description:

It’s Titanic meets 30 Days of Night.

When the desperate survivors of the Titanic were rescued from the icy waters of the North Atlantic by the passenger steamship Carpathia, they thought their problems were over.

But something was sleeping in the darkest recesses of the rescue ship. Something old. Something hungry.

The lucky ones wished they’d gone down with the ship.

 

Then, in the Forgotten Realms, we have The Masked Witches, from another friend and colleague, Richard Lee Byers.  This is the fourth book in Richard’s Brotherhood of the Griffin series.  From the publisher’s description:

Aoth Fezim and his mercenary company have restored their tarnished reputation and attracted new recruits for their depleted ranks. But they still have one big problem. Too many griffon mounts were killed in the battles in Thay Chessenta. If “the Brotherhood of the Griffon” is to be more than a name, new mounts must be found.

As it happens, the Wychlaran in Rashemen have griffons available to a worthy few who can slay the undead that are committing atrocities throughout the land. Aoth volunteers his band, as do other groups who are in the market for griffons, including Company Bez.

But things are not as they seem. Epic battles between rival sellswords, berserkers, and aerial skyships punctuate this whirlwind tale set in a barbaric land of oracles, nature spirits, and talking animals.

Great books by a couple of quality gents.  Read and enjoy.

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3 Comments

  1. CARPATHIA sounds like ridiculous fun. Incidentally, reading up on the Titanic was a hobby of mine for a long time. This sounds right up my alley. Thanks for posting it!

  2. I didn’t realize the Brotherhood of the Griffin was continuing beyond a trilogy. I definintely have to pick it up.

    • Yeah it is set to be a six book series. I have just started the third book and it is good so far. Great characters and some great fight scenes!

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