À espera de … (lançamentos internacionais)

The Winged Histories

Stranger in Olondria de Sofia Samatar foi um dos livros mais falados no género fantástico em 2013 / 2014. Premiado com o World Fantasy Award e o John W. Campbell (entre outros) apresenta personagens pouco perfeitas em cenários pouco usuais, ambos factores que contribuíram para que achasse este primeiro livro da autora uma boa fantasia. Para 2016 está previsto o lançamento de uma colectânea de histórias, The Winged Histories:

Four women, soldier, scholar, poet, and socialite, are caught up on different sides of a violent rebellion. As war erupts and their families are torn apart, they fear they may disappear into the unwritten pages of history. Using the sword and the pen, the body and the voice, they struggle not just to survive, but to make history.

slade

Responsável por livros tão diferentes quanto Cloud Atlas e Black Swan Green, cada lançamento de David Mitchell auspicia a possibilidade de uma boa leitura inesperada em género e conteúdo.  Este Slade House parece resvalar mais para o género do horror:

Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.

Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents – an odd brother and sister – extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late. . . .

Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story – as only David Mitchell could imagine it.

empire

Eis a continuação de The Mirror Empire, Empire Ascendant:

Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.

Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.

But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?  In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

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