Hodder – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - Hodderscape-logo-dodo Here’s an (edited) look at what Hodderscape and other Hodder divisions have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
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* Pub Month Title Author ISBN Bind. RRP Series Vol.
Jan - isbn9781444759013-detail
Jan
Golden Son
Brown, Pierce
9781444759013
HB
16.99
Red Rising Trilogy
2
Paperback now published – see our Hodder Jul-Dec 15 page for details…
The astonishing, unforgettable sequel to RED RISING, which the Examiner called ‘properly a-ma-zing, like an adrenalin shot for the imagination.’
Ender’s Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the second in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice.
‘I’m still playing games. This is just the deadliest yet.’
Darrow is a rebel forged by tragedy. For years he and his fellow Reds worked the mines, toiling to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. They were, they believed, mankind’s last hope. Until Darrow discovered that it was all a lie, and that the Red were nothing more than unwitting slaves to an elitist ruling class, the Golds, who had been living on Mars in luxury for generations.
In RED RISING, Darrow infiltrated Gold society, to fight in secret for a better future for his people. Now fully embedded amongst the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his dangerous work to bring them down from within. It’s a journey that will take him further than he’s ever been before – but is Darrow truly willing to pay the price that rebellion demands?
A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.
Jan - isbn9781444753714-detail
Jan
Smiler’s Fair
Levene, Rebecca
9781444753714
PB
8.99
The Hollow Gods
1
SMILER’S FAIR – Book I of The Hollow Gods, the spectacular new epic fantasy series by Rebecca Levene.
Yron the moon god died, but now he’s reborn in the false king’s son. His human father wanted to kill him, but his mother sacrificed her life to save him. He’ll return one day to claim his birthright. He’ll change your life.
He’ll change everything.
Smiler’s Fair: the great moving carnival where any pleasure can be had, if you’re willing to pay the price. They say all paths cross at Smiler’s Fair. They say it’ll change your life. For five people, Smiler’s Fair will change everything.
In a land where unimaginable horror lurks in the shadows, where the very sun and moon are at war, five people – Nethmi, the orphaned daughter of a murdered nobleman, who in desperation commits an act that will haunt her forever. Dae Hyo, the skilled warrior, who discovers that a lifetime of bravery cannot make up for a single mistake. Eric, who follows his heart only to find that love exacts a terrible price. Marvan, the master swordsman, who takes more pleasure from killing than he should. And Krish, the humble goatherd, with a destiny he hardly understands and can never accept – will discover just how much Smiler’s Fair changes everything.
Book 2, The Hunters Kind, is now out in Hardback (see our Hodder Jul-Dec 15 page) and will be out in PB in January 2016…
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Jan
Eye of Zoltar
Fforde, Jasper
9781444707304
PB
6.99
Last Dragonslayer
3
The third in Jasper Fforde’s Last Dragonslayer series – his first series for children, with his trademark magic and invention.
The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn’t solve the Dragon Problem, and must return his fee: eighteen dray-weights of gold.
But the Mighty Shandar doesn’t do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons – unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar.
The only thing that stands in their way is a perilous journey with a 50% Fatality Index – through the Cambrian Empire to the Leviathan Graveyard, at the top of the deadly Cadair Idris mountain. And it’s a quest that sees Jennifer fighting not just for her life, but for everything she knows and loves . . .
Feb - isbn9781444794526-detail
Feb
The Chimes
Smaill, Anna
9781444794526
HB
14.99
A stunning literary debut by 34-year-old poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines unique prose with incredible imagination.
The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed.
In the absence of both memory and writing is music.
In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever.
A stunning literary debut by poet and violinist Anna Smaill, The Chimes is a startlingly original work that combines beautiful, inventive prose with incredible imagination.
Feb - isbn9781444794663-detail
Feb
The Catalyst
Coggan, Helena
9781444794663
HB
14.99
Paperback published October 2015, sequel The Reaction coming February 2016…
Rose Elmsworth has a secret. For eighteen years, the world has been divided into the magically Gifted and the non-magical Ashkind, but Rose’s identity is far more dangerous. At fifteen, she has earned herself a place alongside her father in the Department, a brutal law-enforcement organisation run by the Gifted to control the Ashkind. But now an old enemy is threatening to start a catastrophic war, and Rose faces a challenging test of her loyalties. How much does she really know about her father’s past? How far is the Department willing to go to keep the peace? And, if the time comes, will Rose choose to protect her secret, or the people she loves?
Feb - isbn9781444728569-detail
Feb
Arcadia
Treadwell, James
9781444728569
HB
16.99
Advent Trilogy
3
Paperback edition coming January 2016…
The highly anticipated third and final instalment in the Advent trilogy by critically acclaimed Treadwell.
All the men are dead – now it’s the boys’ turn.
On a tiny archipelago, cut off from the rest of the world by a cursed sea, a handful of survivors live a precarious existence, clinging to their memories of the time before magic and their hope that those times will return.
As far as he knows, Rory is the only boy left.
Then the man comes, weaving his tales of a quest to find a powerful ring, and Rory finds himself embarking on a journey through terrors and marvels, once more in the world of men.
And the moment of reckoning, when it comes, will bring an end to stories unimaginably older than his own.
Feb - isbn9781444770384-detail
Feb
The Three
Lotz, Sarah
9781444770384
PB
7.99
The extraordinary, unforgettable new thriller for fans of The Shining Girls, The Passage and Lost.
Lost meets The Passage in this incredible new thriller, for all fans of The Shining Girls and Stephen King.
They’re here … The boy. The boy watch the boy watch the dead people oh Lordy there’s so many … They’re coming for me now. We’re all going soon. All of us. Pastor Len warn them that the boy he’s not to??–
The last words of Pamela May Donald (1961 – 2012)
Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe.
There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged. And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone. A message that will change the world.
The message is a warning.
Feb - isbn9781444779899-detail
Feb
Those Above
Polansky, Daniel
9781444779899
HB
18.99
The Empty Throne
1
Details of the paperback edition and hardback sequel can both be found on our Hodderscape Jan-Jun 16 page here…
The first in an explosive new epic fantasy series by Daniel Polansky, perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence.
They enslaved humanity three thousand years ago. Tall, strong, perfect, superhuman and near immortal they rule from their glittering palaces in the eternal city in the centre of the world. They are called Those Above by their subjects. They enforce their will with fire and sword.
Twenty five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them, only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived. Whispers of another revolt are beginning to stir in the hearts of the oppressed: a woman, widowed in the war, who has dedicated her life to revenge; the general, the only man to ever defeat one of Those Above in single combat, summoned forth to raise a new legion; and a boy killer who rises from the gutter to lead an uprising in the capital.
Those Above is the first of an extraordinary new fantasy epic by the author of the acclaimed Low Town series that will sweep the reader into a wholly alien, wholly recognizable world of rebellion and revenge, of love and of death, of intrigue and pitiless war.
Oct - A Man Lies Dreaming
Mar
A Man Lies Dreaming
Tidhar, Lavie
9781444762945
PB
8.99
The next novel from Lavie Tidhar, the award-winning author of THE VIOLENT CENTURY.
Deep in the heart of history’s most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world – a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London’s grimiest streets.
An extraordinary story of revenge and redemption, A Man Lies Dreaming is the unforgettable testament to the power of imagination.
Mar - isbn9781444722758-detail
Mar
Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Taylor, Laini
9781444722758
PB
7.99
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
3
The book that everyone has been waiting for . . . the much anticipated final novel in Laini Taylor’s breathtakingly imaginative Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS
By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.
What power can bruise the sky?
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy. At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter
Apr - isbn9781444738674-detail
Apr
Sleeping Late on Judgement Day
Williams, Tad
9781444738674
PB
8.99
Bobby Dollar
3
The conclusion of Tad Williams’ brilliant Bobby Dollar series.
Bobby Dollar thinks he’s seen it all – after all, he’s been to Hell and back again. Literally.
But he has another think coming. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day will find Bobby back in his adopted hometown of San Judas, California, trying to stay out of trouble… and failing. His love life is still a mess, there are one too many people who have it out for him, and drowning his sorrows in a nice glass of whisky won’t keep the demons at bay forever.
Bobby’s going to have to pull himself together and make a few tough decisions before time runs out. The problem is, time could run out at any moment. In the final Bobby Dollar novel in Tad Williams’ groundbreaking epic fantasy trilogy, fallen angel Bobby Dollar will finally be force to confront the one problem he can’t talk his way out of: his own.
dead lands cover
Apr
The Dead Lands
Percy, Benjamin
9781444770032
HB
17.99
Paperback details…
The new novel from Benjamin Percy, the extraordinary mind behind RED MOON.
Like Stephen King’s The Stand before it, THE DEAD LANDS is an incredible novel set across the sprawling landscape of a nightmarish post-apocalyptic American West.
The world we know is gone, destroyed by a virus that wiped out nearly every human on the planet. Some few survivors built walled cities, fortresses to keep themselves safe from those the virus didn’t kill… but did change.
Sanctuary. A citadel in the heart of the former United States of America. Hundreds of miles in every direction beyond its walls lies nothing but death and devastation. Everyone who lives in the safety Sanctuary provides knows that.
Until the day a stranger appears. He speaks of a green and fertile land far to the west, a land of promise and plenty, safe from the ruin the virus has wreaked. He has come to lead the survivors away from Sanctuary, to the promise of a new life without walls.
But those who follow him will discover that not everything he says is true.
CBP - May - Day Four
May
Day Four
Lotz, Sarah
9781444775365
HB
14.99
Sequel to The Three
2
Four planes. Three survivors. One message. It seemed like the end of the world… but it wasn’t. This, however, just might be.
The extraordinary, unforgettable sequel to THE THREE – perfect for fans of The Shining Girls, The Passage and Lost.
Four days into a five day singles cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, the ageing ship Beautiful Dreamer stops dead in the water. With no electricity and no cellular signals, the passengers and crew have no way to call for help. But everyone is certain that rescue teams will come looking for them soon. All they have to do is wait.
That is, until the toilets stop working and the food begins to run out. When the body of a woman is discovered in her cabin the passengers start to panic. There’s a murderer on board the Beautiful Dreamer… and maybe something worse.
CBP - May - End of Days
May
End of Days
Ee, Susan
9781444778557
PB
6.99
Penryn and the End of Days
3
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?
‘Addictive. Seriously and completely addictive.’ Glamour
YA PICK
May - isbn9781473606616-detail
May
The Vorrh
Catling, Brian
9781473606616
HB
20
Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh.
In B. Catling’s twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken – their hard shells cracked by human desire – and an inquisitive Cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions. Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, the forest which sucks souls and wipes minds. There, a writer heads out on a giddy mission to experience otherness, fallen angels observe humanity from afar, and two hunters – one carrying a bow carved from his lover, the other a charmed Lee-Enfield rifle – fight to the end.
Thousands of miles away, famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge attempts to capture the ultimate truth, as rifle heiress Sarah Winchester erects a house to protect her from the spirits of her gun’s victims.
In the tradition of China Mieville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling’s The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk.
Hodder - AC
Jun
The Book of Luce
Fredericks, L R
9781848543348
HB
18.99
Now due from Sceptre (Hodder imprint) in March 2016…
A mind-bending mystery spanning continents and centuries for all fans of Neal Stephenson and David Mitchell.
Anyone who enjoyed David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas or was gripped by the film Inception will love this bravura and mind-bending novel in which we are taken deep into the mystery of who killed the enigmatic rock star Luce – if, indeed she really died . . .
The story begins at a secret gig by the most famous unknown band in the world, and follows its unnamed narrator across decades and continents from psychedelic London to the wild deserts of Nevada, from the back streets of Haight-Ashbury to the snowy wastes of the Himalayas, from a secluded English country house to New York, Paris and Japan, pursued by unknown forces. Are they demons or the police? Agents of mysterious powers or figments of a powerful imagination? Who is pawn and who is player? Murderer or victim? Betrayer or saviour? And now, forty years later, who sits alone in a room with only memories and strange echoes of the past – prisoner, inmate or guest?
Nothing is certain, except that the quest for the truth about Luce will leave no one in its path untouched.
Oct - Timebomb
Jun
TimeBomb
Andrews, Scott K.
9781444752083
PB
6.99
The TimeBomb Trilogy
1
A hundred thousand years of history. Three kids. One war. TimeBomb is the first in a staggering new time travel trilogy.
Perfect for fans of Alex Scarrow and Michael Grant, this is the first in an incredible new time-travel trilogy by the author of The Afterblight Chronicles: School’s Out Forever.
New York City, 2141: Yojana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground.
Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she’s flung through time.
On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall, seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks into the long-abandoned Sweetclover Hall, in search of a dry place to sleep. Instead he finds a frightened housemaid who believes Charles I is king and an angry girl who claims to come from the future.
Thrust into the centre of a war that spans millennia, Dora, Kaz and Jana must learn to harness powers they barely understand to escape not only villainous Lord Sweetclover but the forces of a fanatical army… all the while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman known only as Quil