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    2014 Fantasy & Horror Releases - What are you excited about?

    It's time to look ahead to what the future will bring. I'm curious to hear what everyone else is interested in for 2014. And please feel free to list any books that you have interest in, whether you're actually excited for those publications or not.


    I've not heard of any one resource that lists all the Fantasy & Horror releases, but know that Locus lists many of them:

    http://www.locusmag.com/Resources/ForthcomingBooks.html

    I also found a Goodreads list here: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...antasy_of_2014

    If anyone knows of anything better, please don't hesitate to mention it.

    Since some books are released on different dates in different areas, and in different formats, it might be worthwhile to mention which region release date and format (print, ebook, audio) you're using. It might also be good to differentiate between books with announced release dates, and books that are unannounced but that we might hope are coming (Winds of Winter by GRRM, Doors of Stone by Rothfuss, Skin Game by Butcher, etc.). Those are only suggestions though, more than anything I want to see what's on everyone's radar!
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    I'm basing my list off U.S. release dates of print books I'm aware of:


    Touch (Queen of the Dead, #2) by Michelle Sagara Jan 7th
    The Fell Sword (The Traitor Son Cycle, #2) by Miles Cameron Jan 28th
    The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage, #2) by Brian McClellan Feb 18th
    The Barrow by Mark Smylie Mar 4th
    Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) by Brandon Sanderson Mar 4th
    Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth) by Jon Sprunk Mar 11th
    The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding Mar 11th
    Hollow World by Michael J Sullivan Apr 15th
    Lovecraft's Monsters Anthology Apr 15th Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Bear, etc.
    Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin, #2) by Douglas Hulick May 6th
    The Pillars of Sand (Echoes of Empire #3) by Mark T. Barnes May 20th
    The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell May 20th
    Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15) by Jim Butcher May 27th
    The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey June 10th
    Rogues Anthology ed. by Martin & Dezois June 17th
    Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles HC by Kevin Hearne Jun 17th
    The Shadow Throne: Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler July 1st
    Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2) by Anthony Ryan July 1st
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie July 8th
    Cast in Flame (Chronicles of Elantra, #10) by Michelle Sagara July 29th
    Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) HC by Ilona Andrews July 29th
    The Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb August 12th
    The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding Aug 12th
    The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3) by Brent Weeks Aug 26th
    Hidden (Alex Verus, #5) by Benedict Jacka September 2nd
    The House of War and Witness by Mike Carey, Louise Carey and Linda Carey December
    Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson late 2014

    The Autumn Republic (The Powder Mage, #3) by Brian McClellan February 10th 2015

    Books I'm interested in finding out more about:

    The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley Jan 14th
    Three Princes by Ramona Wheeler Feb 4th
    The Waking Engine by David Edison Feb 11th
    Blades of the Old Empire: Book I of the Majat Code by Anna Kashina Feb 25th
    Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards Mar 25th
    The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison Apr 1st
    Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson Apr 15th
    The First Maji: Book One of the Maji Trilogy by Jonathan Blake

    Unscheduled:

    Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5) by Brandon Sanderson
    Oracle: The House War: Book Six by Michelle West
    The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6) by George R.R. Martin
    The World of Ice and Fire by Martin and various
    The Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #3) by Patrick Rothfuss
    The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard, #4) by Scott Lynch
    The Bastards and the Knives (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch
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    I'm most excited about:

    Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence

    Breach Zone - Myke Cole

    The Cormorant - Chunk Wendig

    & anything new from Robin Hobb

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    The Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb August
    When was this first announced? cant believe I didn't know until now!

    Also Tower Lord - Anthony Ryan is the book I am most looking forward to.

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    Divided into categories, ranging from "very highly anticipated" to "cautiously anticipating, interested but with some warning signs".

    First, let's establish that Winds of Winter and Doors of Stone are definitely not coming out.
    We know this, nobody needs to include these books in a 2014 list. Rothfuss commented on his book just last week, and GRRM has many miles to go on WoW.

    Highly anticipated:

    Unholy Consult- Bakker ( This one is hopeful, unconfirmed but the enormous first draft has been written).
    Fool's Assassin- Hobb- August
    The Fell Sword (The Traitor Son Cycle, #2) by Miles Cameron Jan 28th
    Son of the Morning-Mark Alder- April ( UK release)
    Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2) by Anthony Ryan July 1st
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie July 8th
    The Free by Brian Ruckley- October
    The Gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris- February ( UK release)
    Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson-April
    The Revolutions by Felix Gilman-April
    Echopraxia by Peter Watts- August
    Truth and Fear (Wolfhound Century book II)-Peter Higgins-March 20
    Talus and the Frozen King- Graham Edwards-April
    Baptism of Fire-Sapkowski-June
    The Dark Defiles-Richard Morgan-August
    The World of Ice and Fire book- GRRM and fellow editors from Westeros-November



    Cautiously anticipating, interested, but with some warning signs:

    The Incorruptibles-John Horner Jacobs- July
    Fall of Light- Steven Erikson-September
    Assail-Ian Esslemont- August
    The Boy with the Porcelain Blade-Den Patrick- March
    The Goblin Emperor- Katherine Addison- April
    Robogenesis- Daniel Wilson
    Willfull Child - Steven Erikson
    Prince of Fools- Mark Lawrence-June
    The Ape Man's Brother-Joe Lansdale-January
    The Wicked-Douglas Nicholas-March
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andor View Post
    When was this first announced? cant believe I didn't know until now!
    I'm not sure. I think here: http://robinhobb.com/2013/10/the-fools-assassin/

    I'm glad to have brought this to your attention. That's one of the reasons I look forward to these threads, to see what other people are reading and find out about projects I may have missed. Anyway, more info about this new trilogy can be found here:

    http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2013/10...l-trilogy.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithfânion View Post
    First, let's establish that Winds of Winter and Doors of Stone are definitely not coming out.
    We know this, nobody needs to include these books in a 2014 list. Rothfuss commented on his book just last week, and GRRM has many miles to go on WoW.
    I wasn't aware of Rothfuss' comment(s). But from what I'd seen there seems to be a tradition of at least some people listing what they hope might be coming, even if the odds are very small. So I went with that, but it's not a big deal to me, I just wanted to finally see a 2014 thread. And it's already paying dividends, there are some books you listed that I hadn't been aware of, and am looking into. Thanks.

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    Whatever happened to JV Jones' new Sword of Shadows book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttz96 View Post
    Whatever happened to JV Jones' new Sword of Shadows book?
    As far as I can tell there is no real news on it. One site said that the working title is "Endlords", though I have no idea if they're correct, and of course working titles are very much subject to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmethystOrator View Post
    I wasn't aware of Rothfuss' comment(s). But from what I'd seen there seems to be a tradition of at least some people listing what they hope might be coming, even if the odds are very small. So I went with that, but it's not a big deal to me, I just wanted to finally see a 2014 thread. And it's already paying dividends, there are some books you listed that I hadn't been aware of, and am looking into. Thanks.
    Sorry, my comment on that didn't come out right, it sounds more abrasive than I meant and I should have phrased it differently.
    I'm glad there are some books in my list that piqued your interest. This thread finally made me some concrete digging into what I was looking forward to for next year. I'd scribbled a few books down on wishlists, but this is a good overview.

    Nutt:

    JV Jones has been unbelievably silent on the subject for the last few years. All I can say is that there is no listing for the book on Amazon.com or even Amazon.uk, which usually lists books far in advance ( for instance, Kate Elliot's "Black Wolves and Brian Ruckey's "The Free" are listed already with Nov. and Oct. dates). No one knows when and if this book will come out. Which is a massive shame.

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    Very much looking forward to these :

    Unholy Consult- Bakker
    Fall of Light- Steven Erikson
    Assail-Ian Esslemont

    Also looking forward to Mark T. Barnes' third book in his Echoes of Empire series.

    There are some books by new authors that i am curious about, but i guess "excited" would be overstated.

    For example: Emperor's Blades by B. Staveley or the upcoming book by Mark Smylie.

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    When was this first announced? cant believe I didn't know until now!
    She talked about it at a book signing I went to a couple of weeks ago. First of a trilogy, first is written, she's on with the second, if I remember right.

    M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmethystOrator View Post
    One site said that the working title is "Endlords", though I have no idea if they're correct, and of course working titles are very much subject to change.
    Jones tweeted this title in November 2010.

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    I am very excited about and have already preordered the following:

    The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage, #2) by Brian McClellan Feb 18th
    The Barrow by Mark Smylie Mar 4th
    Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) by Brandon Sanderson Mar 4th
    Blood and Iron (The Book of the Black Earth) by Jon Sprunk Mar 11th
    The Shadow Throne: Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler July 1st
    Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2) by Anthony Ryan July 1st
    The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley Jan 14th
    Three Princes by Ramona Wheeler Feb 4th
    Blades of the Old Empire: Book I of the Majat Code by Anna Kashina Feb 25th
    Sunstone - Freya Robertson March 25, 2014
    Reign of Ash - Gail Z. Martin April 1, 2014
    Mirror Sight - Kristen Britain
    Dryad Born - Jeff Wheeler Feb 2014
    Irenicon: Book 1 of the Wave Trilogy Aidan Harte April 1, 2014


    Also looking forward to the following which doesn't have a date:
    The Sword of the North by Luke Scull
    The War of the Grail Geoffrey Wilson

    I think it is going to be a very exciting year. Even if I am totally bummed that the Rothfuss isn't going to release this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithfânion View Post
    Sorry, my comment on that didn't come out right, it sounds more abrasive than I meant and I should have phrased it differently.
    I'm glad there are some books in my list that piqued your interest. This thread finally made me some concrete digging into what I was looking forward to for next year. I'd scribbled a few books down on wishlists, but this is a good overview.
    No problem Mithfânion. I wasn't offended, perhaps a tad puzzled might be the best description, but I thank you for the apology nonetheless.

    Meanwhile, yeah, a few that you mentioned looked interesting. Talus and the Frozen King has a very promising premise imo, for example. I'll have to see what the final result looks like, but I've certainly put a few that you introduced on my watchlist. Hopefully my list will be helpful to some people too.


    And I, too, have found it helpful to place everything I'm interested into one list. There are certain books I was forgetting and some, like the last two by Chris Wooding, that have been released in the UK, but are taking quite awhile to make it to the US. If it doesn't happen soon, then it might be better to just go ahead and order them from the UK, rather than risk that they never be released in my country and eventually go oop in the UK.

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