Shining Stars | The Best Fantasy Books of the Year (So Far)

Get swept away to new worlds with these outstanding novels.

Battis, Jes. The Winter Knight. ECW. Apr. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9781770417205. pap. $19.95.

Bear, Lauren J.A. Medusa’s Sisters. Ace: Berkley. Aug. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780593547762. $27.

Blair, Melissa. A Shadow Crown. Union Square. (Halfling Saga, Bk. 2). May 2023. 480p. ISBN 9781454947899. pap. $17.99.

Bushnell, Jeremy P. Relentless Melt. Melville House. Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781685890322. pap. $18.99.

Cogman, Genevieve. Scarlet. Ace: Berkley. (The Scarlet Revolution, Bk. 1). May 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780593638286. pap. $17.

Darwin, Alexander. The Combat Codes. Orbit. (The Combat Codes, Bk. 1). Jun. 2023. 464p. ISBN 9780316493000. pap. $18.99.

Dawson, J.R. The First Bright Thing. Tor. Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781250805546. $27.99.

Drake, Piper J. Wings Once Cursed & Bound. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (Mythwoven, Bk. 1). Apr. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781492683865. pap. $16.99.

Gladstone, Max. Dead Country. (The Craft Wars, Bk. 1). Mar. 2023. 256p. ISBN 9780765395917. pap. $17.99.

Harwood, JJA. The Thorns Remain. Magpie. Apr. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780008603168. pap. $17.99.

Islington, James. The Will of the Many. Gallery/Saga. (Hierarchy, Bk. 1). May 2023. 640p. ISBN 9781982141172. $29.99.

Kingfisher, T. Thornhedge. Tor. Aug. 2023. 128p. ISBN 9781250244093. $19.99.

Klune, TJ. In the Lives of Puppets. Tor. Apr. 2023. 432p. ISBN 9781250217448. $28.99.

Lee, Thomas D. Perilous Times. Ballantine. May 2023. 496p. ISBN 9780593499016. $28.99.

Malan, Violette. The Court War. DAW. (The Godstone, Bk. 2). Jul. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9780756417895. $28.

Never Too Old To Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology. Outland Entertainment. Feb. 2023. 318p. ed. by Alana Joli & Addie J. King. ISBN 9781954255470. pap. $19.95.

Power, Rory. In an Orchard Grown from Ash. Del Rey: Ballantine. (The Wind-Up Garden, Bk. 2). May 2023. 480p. ISBN 9780593355008. $28.99.

Raney, Brenna. The Meister of Decimen City. CamCat. Mar. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780744307702. $27.99.

Rao, Kritika H. The Surviving Sky. Titan. (The Rages Trilogy, Bk. 1). Jun. 2023. 512p. ISBN 9781803361246. pap. $16.95.

Soria, D.L. Thief Liar Lady. Del Rey: Ballantine. Jul. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780593358054. $27.

Stewart, Andrea. The Bone Shard War. Orbit. (The Drowning Empire, Bk. 3). Apr. 2023. 624p. ISBN 9780316541510. $29.

Tchaikovsky, Adrian. City of Last Chances. Head of Zeus. May 2023. 496p. ISBN 9781801108423. $29.99.

Törzs, Emma. Ink Blood Sister Scribe. Morrow. May 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780063253469. $30.

Wallace, Matt. Savage Crowns. Gallery/Saga. (Savage Rebellion, Bk. 3). Jun. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9781534439269. pap. $18.99.

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