Romantasy | Prepub Alert, January 2025 Titles

PC Cast reimagines famous warrior queen Boudicca, and Samantha Sotto Yambao writes a cozy romance fantasy; plus exciting series installments from Mai Corland, Melissa Blair, and Rebecca Yarros.








Cast, PC. Boudicca. Morrow. Jan. 2025. ISBN 9780063294974. 480p. $30. ROMANTASY

The bestselling author of the “Sisters of Salem” and “Tales of a New World” series mines both romantasy and the trend of retellings in this historical reimagination of Boudicca, the famous Celtic warrior queen of Iron Age Britain. Boudicca is determined to exile the Roman invaders from Britain and, with the aid of a druid seer and 250,000 warriors, sets forth to face down an empire.

Corland, Mai. Four Ruined Realms (Standard Edition). (The Broken Blades, bk. 2). Entangled: Red Tower. Jan. 2025. ISBN 9781649377517. NAp. $29.99. ROMANTASY

The publisher isn’t releasing much information about the sequel to Corland’s bestselling epic romantasy Five Broken Blades, other than to expect more lies, more treachery, and a 250K-copy first printing.

Yambao, Samantha Sotto. Water Moon. Del Rey. Jan. 2025. ISBN 9780593724996. 384p. $28.99. ROMANTASY

Yambao (Before Ever After) writes a cozy romance fantasy that is doing well in auction sales internationally. Hana has just taken over her father’s magical shop where clients can pawn their regrets. One day, she wakes up to discover the shop ransacked and her father missing. She soon meets a charming stranger who offers to help, launching her on an adventure that includes rides on paper cranes.

New Series Titles

Blair, Melissa. An Honored Vow. (The Halfling Saga, bk. 4). Union Square & Co. Jan. 2025. ISBN 9781454954941. pbk. 480p. $18.99. ROMANTASY

Yarros, Rebecca. Onyx Storm (Standard Edition). (The Empyrean, bk. 3). Entangled: Red Tower. Jan. 2025. ISBN 9781649377159. NAp. $29.99. ROMANTASY

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