Fantasy Weekly News Round: The Burning God by RF Kaung (17/11/2020) The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood (Cover reveal) The Blue Eye By Ausma Zehanat Khan (20/08/2020) The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons (25/08/2020) and much more! (Featuring other fantasy books from Tor, Gollancz, Harper Voyager and Angry Robot)

The type of books that you will want to get on your TBR list. Read and enjoy!

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This is a series, a new series, shall we say. A series where I bring you the latest books that are being published by some of the major publishers in fantasy and sci-fi. Mostly I read a general mix of both. But I thought that this would be a nice move to get some news for the publishing industry. Delivered to you. The reader. I’ll also add nice images along the way 🙂 I will try and cover Indie and Trad fantasy books as I can. For now, we’re going to be focusing on the Trad fantasy books that are coming this year. Next week, we’ll then focus on a mixture of Trad and Indie Fantasy books as well.

Please note I do suffer from visual impairment* so the text is large enough for me to read. I won’t be able to get through all the publishers that publish sci-fi and fantasy, and neither can I bring every book up here. What I can do is use Netgalley and twitter and the publishers catalogue to help me out here.

Over this weekly news round, or whatever you wish to call it. I want to show the new books that are coming from the Major Publishers you can expect to see featured in this blog:

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Bear in mind, that this is only a taste of what is to come. I find there’s no weekly news round for Historical Fiction, and what other books will be coming in that vein. So this is an experiment. Any feedback is welcome and I’d love to improve this by all means. While the world is in lockdown, hopefully this should be able to help you. I’ll start by doing this from looking at the catalogues of publishers, find their books and post them here.

Ok so without further ado….

Here’s the list of books that are coming to your TBR list in the next 3 months. Let’s shorten it down to a weekly basis: Starting from the 18th. You can also pre-order these books as well!

As of now, today’s publishers are: Tor UK, Harper Voyager, Gollancz and Angry Robot

In the next week of news, we cover Titan Books, Orbit, Hodderscape, FairHouse Books as well as a mixture of Indie/Trad fantasy books.

Let’s look at the current selection for Harper Voyager:

Harper Voyager seems to have become one of the big publishers that has listened to my wishes (I wish! xD) but I am really excited for some of the diverse fantasy we’re going to be getting. There’s The Burning God by RF Kaung which is Qing inspired fantasy that will be released in November. This comes as a completion to the Poppy War Triology! Harper Voyager’s releases here are indications from their August/October/September releases. In order to make it easier, I’m selecting books which I think you can pick up and pre-order as you so wish. Please bear in mind these are titles that I think are good so let’s hope it works!

Harper Voyager: An exciting line up of excellent books that you will want to have on your bookshelf….

The Burning God:

Release Date: 17th November

Links for pre-order:

Amazon (UK version)

The Burning God (The Poppy War, Book 3): Kuang, R.F. ...

The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood (Cover reveal)



Notes from Small Planets:

Preorder here

War Lord: The Last Kingdom (Series 13) by Benard Cornwell

Release date: 15th October

Preorder Signed Edition

Preorder on Amazon


The Stone Knife (The Songs of the Drowned, Book 1) by Anna Stephens

Release Date: 26th November



Tor UK:

Tor UK has begun to really push the boundaries of fantasy. They have some of my favorite books and they’re just awesome people!

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons (A Chorus of Dragons #2)

Release Date: 29th October

Preorder here

The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons, #2) by Jenn Lyons

A Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons (A Chorus of Dragons #3)

The Memory of Souls (A Chorus of Dragons): Lyons ...

Release Date: 3rd September

Preorder here

The Doors of Eden:

Release Date: 20th August



Announcement from Tor UK:

Tor UK has recently acquired two new amazing books from Hugo-Award winning author, Arkady Martine, which I hope we will soon see a release date. The description from Tor UK’s twitter account goes: The first one is Prescribed Burn, set in a near future where water is more precious than gold. This looks really exciting and water is an important resource of the 21st century. I can’t wait to see what comes here!


Gollancz: Ambitious, ever-changing, and adaptive. These upcoming books by extraordinary authors should keep you up all night!

On Gollancz’s side, they really seem to be producing books of extraordinary quality. The Master of Grimdark himself, Lord Joe Ambercrombie is making a fantastic debut with his sequel: The Trouble with Peace! That’s not to meantion the fact that there’s some REALLY interesting content that’s coming out with Gollancz. Really interesting content! Have a look!

The Trouble With Peace

Release Date: 15th September

Preorder for an exclusive Waterstones Edition

Preorder on Amazon


The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by
Garth Nix

Release Date: 22nd September 2020


The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski

Release Date: 27th October


The Tower of Fools: From the bestselling author of THE WITCHER ...

A Fool’s Hope (Book 2) by Mike Shackle

Release Date: 3rd December


A Fool's Hope by Mike Shackle | Waterstones

The Coming of the Dark (Immortal’s Blood #2) by Chris Humphreys

Release Date: 17th September


The Coming of the Dark (Immortal's Blood): Humphreys ...

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Release Date: 17th November


Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4) by Brandon Sanderson

Angry Robot:

Angry Robot have been proving themselves stunning competitors when it comes to the fantasy and sci-fi publishing landscape. They are one of my favorite publishers when it comes to getting great books.

Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks

Release Date: 8th September


The Rush’s Edge by Ginger Smith

Release Date: 10th November

Preorder on Angry Robot

Preorder on Amazon

Triumff by Dan Abnett (Re-issued)

Release Date: Currently in Re-issuing but you can order here at Waterstones

Order on Amazon

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Alright, and I think we will call it a end here! I had to do endless digging and try and find out which books are suitable. These are all excellent titles that you really should get and I do reccomend Dan Hank’s book. Really good. I do wish I could get an ARC of the Stone Knife. My blog is all about diverse fantasy (Want a book in Song China? I have it. Want a book in Medieval Morroco? I have it. Medieval Japan? Ancient Egypt? I have it.)

Street Scene In Cairo by Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)

Let me know what you want to see in this series! I just thought it’d be a nice touch to see what major fantasy books are being sold and yes it does include some HF, and yes, I won’t get every detail correct but I’m trying! See you next week where we continue this series!

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  1. There’s another Last Kingdom book!!!!!! There’s another Garth Nix book!!!! Where have I been? Why has book twitter been snoozing on this!!! This was really good, so many titles I’ve never heard of and so many I’m excited for!! I think I’m going to have a love hate relationship with this series of yours, love the news, bad for my bank account!! haha!


    1. I just went on their twitter accounts and the Orion Catalogue pages – that’s where I got it all from! 🙂 Just make sure you keep regularly checking the twitter accounts of the big publishers – so they’ll feature more into your feed – well bugger

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