All-new Brandon Sanderson and HM Long, Wayward Children and The Traitor – these are the most exciting new fantasy books in July 2023
Beloved traitors, ancient armies and unguarded gates. From sweeping epic fantasies to creepy urban myths and tales of desert rebellions, these are some of the most anticipated new releases among the fantasy books of July 2023.
Complete with titles, release dates, authors, synopsis and links to pre-order and buy your favourite new science fiction book releases right now…
Awesome New Fantasy Books July 2023
The Saint Of Bright Doors
Vajra Chandrasekera, 11 July 2023
A new standalone novel by Vajra Chandrasekera. The Saint of Bright Doors introduces us to Fetter, who escapes his hometown and blood-soaked childhood to the big city of Luriat where divine revolutionaries and transcendent cults are even more commonplace. The city is scattered with Bright Doors, though, all offering unknowable potential. And it is here that Fetter will discover who he really is, in Vajra Chandrasekera’s The Saint of Bright Doors.
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter
Brandon Sanderson, 11 July 2023
Brandon Sanderson’s Secret Project #3. Yumi and the Nightmare Painter is the #Cosmere story of two souls colliding, bound by a bridge between worlds. Yumi, longing for normalcy, wields spirit-summoning powers. Painter dreams of heroism but remains an outsider. When they are thrust together, they must reconcile their pasts and protect their interconnected worlds. As time slips away, they face a race against fate itself in Brandon Sanderson’s Yumi and the Nightmare Painter.
Michael J. Sullivan, 11 July 2023
Book 3 in Michael J. Sullivan’s The Rise and Fall series. Esrahaddon uncovers the mysterious life of the legendary figure who some say destroyed an empire – others say he saved it, depending on who you ask. Hunted by a goblin priestess and condemned by a god at a tender age, his survival remains a thousand-year-old enigma. Now, the truth emerges in Michael J. Sullivan’s Esrahaddon.
Anthony Ryan, 11 July 2023
The third book in Anthony Ryan’s The Covenant of Steel series. The Traitor sees Alwyn Scribe face a heart-wrenching decision – follow his morals or listen to his heart. As a trusted knight and advisor to Lady Evadine Courlain, their battles have brought order to a fractured kingdom. But as Evadine’s faith turns puritanical, Alwyn questions her true motives. With the kingdom poised for a final battle, Alwyn’s conscience battles his love. Whose side will he choose? We find out in Anthony Ryan’s The Traitor.
Dark Water Daughter
HM Long, 11 July 2023
The first book in HM Long’s all-new planned The Winter Sea series. Dark Water Daughter sees Stormsinger Mary, whose voice can still hurricanes and smash armadas, escape servitude to servitude to pirate lord Silvanus Lirr – with a promise to send him to his watery grave. A passion she shares with disgraced naval officer Samuel Rosser. Except Rosser is also hunting for Mary and the talisman she’d stolen from him in HM Long’s new Dark Water Daughter.
Stephen Blackmoore, 11 July 2023
Book 9 in Stephen Blackmoore’s Eric Carter series. Cult Classic sees necromancer Eric Carter embarking on a treacherous mission to hunt down the Oracle of Las Vegas – a talking head that manipulates time and prophecies. As the Oracle’s powers intensify, Jazz Age Los Angeles invades the present, threatening the existence of Eric’s city and everyone he holds dear. With a century-old cult, time magic, and resurrected dead in the mix, Eric must unravel the Oracle’s motives before it’s too late in Stephen Blackmoore’s Cult Classic.
Julia Vee & Ken Bebelle, 11 July 2023
The first instalment in Julia Vee & Ken Bebelle’s planned new Phoenix Hoard series. Ebony Gate introduces us to Emiko Soong, a retired assassin known as the Blade of the Soong Clan, leading a quiet life in contemporary San Francisco’s Chinatown. But when a god of death demands the recovery of a mystical gate, Emiko is thrust back into action. With the fate of her soul at stake, she must navigate a world of magic and confront an army of hungry ghosts and dragons in Ebony Gate.
The Jasad Heir
Sara Hashem, 18 July 2023
In Sara Hashem’s debut novel The Jasad Heir, a fugitive queen enters a perilous game to save her scorched kingdom. Sylvia, the elusive heir of Jasad, accidentally reveals her forbidden magic to Arin, the Nizahl Heir. To secure her life, Sylvia strikes a deal with her greatest enemy: helping him hunt down Jasadi rebels. As alliances shift and secrets unravel, Sylvia must navigate treachery and sacrifices to shape her own destiny and determine the fate of her kingdom in The Jasad Heir.
Blade of Dream
Daniel Abraham, 18 July 2023
Book 2 in Daniel Abraham’s The Kithamar Trilogy. Blade of Dream sees Garreth Left, heir to a powerful merchant family in the thriving city of Kithamar rebel against a predetermined life. A chance encounter leads him on a quest to find a mysterious woman, unearthing hidden gods and perilous deals in Daniel Abraham’s Blade of Dream.
Seanan McGuire, 18 July 2023
A collection of the first 3 novels in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series: Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Beneath the Sugar Sky. Be Sure follows the students of Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children as they navigate perilous realms and intersecting destinies. From Nancy, banished by the Lord of the Dead, to Jack, Jill, Sumi, and Rini, each with their own extraordinary story, these wayward children defy the rules and embark on quests they were forbidden to pursue in Seanan McGuire’s Be Sure.
Genre Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Collection, Young Adult, Mystery, LGBTQ
Author Seanan McGuire Home Washington State, US
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The Ungrateful Dead
Adam Simcox, 20 July 2023
The third instalment of Adam Simcox’s The Dying Squad series. The Ungrateful Dead sees detective Joe Lazarus go missing, leaving the squad on a race against time. Their investigation leads to a lethal drug that can bridge the gap between the living and the dead. With two worlds on a collision course, the squad must use their investigative skills to unravel a plot decades in the making in Adam Simcox’s The Ungrateful Dead.
The Sun and the Void
Gabriela Romero Lacruz, 25 July 2023
De but and the first in Gabriela Romero Lacruz’s planned new The Warring Gods series. The Sun and the Void sees two women embark on a perilous quest into a realm of dark gods and ancient magic. Reina, desperate and dependent on her sorceress grandmother’s magic, hears the whispers of an ancient god. Eva, burdened by her mixed heritage, surrenders to the forbidden allure of magic. As their paths intertwine, secrets unravel and destinies unfold in Gabriela Romero Lacruz’s The Sun and the Void.
Pierce Brown, 25 July 2023
Book 6 in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series. Light Bringer sees legendary “Repear” Darrow, a saviour of worlds and leader of the Rising, marooned after a devastating defeat. He longs to return to his wife and protect Mars from the ruthless Lysander. As alliances form and battles rage, Darrow embarks on the long intergalactic journey to fight for his loved ones and a future of light and hope in Pierce Brown’s Light Bringer.
The Court War
Violette Malan, 25 July 2023
Book 2 in Violette Malan’s The Godstone series. The Court War sees healer Fenra Lowens thrust into a battle between the practitioners of the White Court and the mundanes of the Red Court. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Fenra must navigate treacherous alliances, uncover hidden enemies and protect ancient secrets as war looms in Violette Malan’s The Court War.
The Fugitive. Second Circle
Mike Ignatov, 26 July 2023
Book 9 in Mike Ignatov’s The Way series. The Fugitive: Second Circle sees the Butcher Arroyo seek revenge on those who would label him a traitor. He won’t back down. With unwavering strength and courage, he confronts powerful foes, even venturing into the heart of a cultist horde. Blood will stain the ancient pavements as he exacts his revenge, sparing none in Mike Ignatov’s The Fugitive: Second Circle.
Genres Fantasy, Wuxia Author Mike Ignatov Home Russia
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