So many great fantasy books coming out in April! Here are my top five picks for fantasy new releases this April. The list includes adult and YA, including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and a touch of military fiction.
Grace of Kings – Ken Liu
Kuni is charming and slippery; Mata is stern and fearless. They seem like opposites, but their adventures in wartime make them the best of friends. But when war ends, they lead opposing factions to determine the course of the new government. Epic fantasy.
Grace of Kings comes out APRIL 7 from Simon & Schuster.
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
An epic fantasy standalone based on Ancient Rome, with a smattering of other mythologies thrown in for good measure. It boasts strong leads, who don’t end up in a romance, and there’s nary a love triangle in sight! This one’s been getting great buzz and I hope it lives up to the hype. YA epic fantasy.
An Ember in the Ashes comes out April 28 from Razorbill.
A Crown for Cold Silver – Alex Marshall
Twenty five years ago, General Zosia led her armies to victory, until there was nothing left to conquer. Now her peaceful retirement is at an end. With her village slaughtered, she marches back to war to find justice for her people. Epic fantasy with a military feel.
A Crown for Cold Silver comes out APRIL 14 from Orbit.
Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
Since childhood, Aza has had an unexplained illness. When she sees a ship in the sky, her family dismisses it as a hallucination. Only her best friend Jason believes her. But when she is swept into a new world of trading ships above the clouds, she can breathe for the first time. War is coming, and she will have to choose a side. YA fantasy.
Magonia comes out APRIL 28 from HarperCollins.
Loose Changeling – Andrea Stewart
Nicole turns her husband’s mistress into a mouse on accident, and learns that she’s a changeling. The doors between worlds are unstable, and mortals are dying. But she can only do magic when she’s angry. To help, she’ll have to bring along her cheating husband and his mousified mistress. Urban fantasy mixed with modern life.
Loose Changeling comes out APRIL 1 from Igneous Books.