Jo Fletcher Books – Publishing Jan-Jun 2016!

Logo Jo Fletcher Here’s a look at what Jo Fletcher books have coming for you over the period January to June 2016! 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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THE GALAXY GAME
Jan
Karen Lord
9781784290429
PB
8.99
 
 
For years, Rafi Delarua saw his family suffer under his father’s unethical use of psionic power. Now the government has Rafi under close watch but, hating their crude attempts to analyse his brain, he escapes to the planet Punartam, where his abilities are the norm, not the exception. Punartam is also the centre for his favourite sport, wallrunning – and thanks to his best friend, he has found a way to train with the elite.
But Rafi soon realises he’s playing quite a different game, for the galaxy is changing; unrest is spreading and the Zhinuvian cartels are plotting, making the stars a far more dangerous place to aim. There may yet be one solution – involving interstellar travel, galactic power and the love of a beautiful game.
This edition contains a bonus short story!
CB - JF - Jan - City of Blades
CITY OF BLADES
Jan
Robert Jackson Bennett
9781848669581
TPB
14.99
 
 
The city of Voortyashtan was once the home of the goddess of death, war and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin.
General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to find a Saypuri secret agent who’s gone AWOL in the middle of a mission.
But the ghosts of past wars have followed her there, and soon she begins to wonder what happened to the souls in the afterlife when the gods were defeated by her people, the Polis. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death? Or do they have plans of their own?
CB - JF - Feb - Dreamsnake Reduced
DREAMSNAKE
Feb
Vonda N. McIntyre
9780857054265
PB
8.99
 
 
Snake travels the land with her serpents, the rattlesnake Sand, the cobra Mist and the rare alien dreamsnake called Grass, whose bite can ease the fear and pain of death. But the blasted landscape of a far-future post-holocaust Earth is a dangerous place, even for such a highly regarded elite healer… especially when an unexpected death sends her on a desperate quest to reclaim her healing powers.
A haunting story of an extraordinary woman on a dangerous quest in a far-future post-apocalyptic world.
CBP - Rook Song
ROOK SONG
Mar
Naomi Foyle
9781782069218
PB
8.99
 
 
Astra Ordott is in exile. Evicted from Is-Land for a crime she cannot regret, she has found work in an ancient fortress in Non-Land: headquarters of the Council of New Continents, the global body charged with providing humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of this toxic refugee camp.
Recovering from a disorienting course of Memory Pacification Treatment, Astra struggles to focus on her overriding goals – to find her Code father and avenge the death of her Shelter mother, Hokma.
But can the CONC compound director, the ambiguous Major Thames, protect her from the hawk-eyed attentions of her old enemies? And who in this world of competing agendas can she trust? The deeper Astra ventures into this new world, the more she realises her true quest may be to find herself.
CB - JF - Nov - Limit
LIMIT (PART 2)
Mar
Frank Schätzing
9781784294205
PB
12.99
 
 
The Chinese and the Americans are going head to head on the Moon for helium-3, the rare mineral which will solve all the Earth’s energy needs. But not everyone is happy about helium-3: the oil industry is collapsing and entire corporations are going under. Someone has even tried to assassinate EMCO manager Gerald Palstein, who’s trying to save the Canadian oil company by getting into the helium-3 business himself.
Billionaire Julian Orley’s space-elevator technology has revolutionised space travel, but he’s about to take another life-changing step. He has funded Gaia, the first hotel on the Moon, and his plan is to take a group of international investors up there and to use the trip to negotiate the finance for the construction of a second space elevator, to open up the universe to humanity.
Orley has no idea that one of his guests is pursuing his own dark plans – or that his fate is inextricably linked with the cyber-detective Owen Jericho, the dissident hacker Yoyo, the Canadian businessman Gerald Palstein – and a mysterious organization called <i>Hydra</i>, who have their own plans for the universe…
CB - JF - Mar - The Blood of the Hoopoe
THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE
Mar
Naomi Foyle
9781782069225
TPB
18.99
 
 
War is breaking out in Kadingir. Still struggling to accept her role as a long prophesied icon of unification between Is-Land and Non-Land, Astra Ordott is on a journey across the wind sands to join her father and his people – the mystics of Shiimti, who claim to hold the secret of truly healing the damaged relationship between human beings and the Earth. Astra’s desperate to get there quickly, but when her guide and companion, the shepherd Muzi, leads her off course into the path of a vicious sandstorm, she is forced to confront what the gods of their devastated world might be telling her: that there will be no refuge from her destiny.
CB - JF - Apr - Knights Shadow
KNIGHT’S SHADOW
Apr
Sebastien de Castell
9781782066781
PB
8.99
 
 
Tristia is a nation overcome by intrigue and corruption. The idealistic young King Paelis is dead and the Greatcoats – legendary travelling magistrates who brought justice to the Kingdom – have been branded as traitors. But just before his head was impaled on a spike, the King swore each of his hundred and forty-four Greatcoats to a different mission.
Falcio Val Mond, First Cantor, with the help of fellow Greatcoats Kest and Brasti, has completed his King’s final task: he has found his Charoites – well, one at least, and she was not quite what they expected. Now they must protect the girl from the many who would see her dead, and place her on the throne of a lawless kingdom. That would be simple enough, if it weren’t for the Daishini, an equally legendary band of assassins, getting in their way, not to forget the Dukes who are determined to hold on to their fractured Kingdoms, or the fact that the heir to the throne is only thirteen years old. Oh, and the poison that is slowly killing Falcio.
That’s not even mentioning the Greatcoat’s Lament…
CB - JF - Apr - Saints Blood
SAINT’S BLOOD
Apr
Sebastien de Castell
9781782066804
HB
18.99
 
 
How do you kill a Saint?
Falcio, Kest, and Brasti are about to find out, because someone has figured out a way to do it and they’ve started with a friend.
The Dukes were already looking for ways out of their agreement to put Aline on the throne, but with the Saints turning up dead, rumours are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension. Now churches are looking to protect themselves by bringing back the military orders of religious soldiers, assassins, and (especially) Inquisitors – a move that could turn the country into a theocracy. The only way Falcio can put a stop to it is by finding the murderer. He has only one clue: a terrifying iron mask which makes the Saints vulnerable by driving them mad. But even if he can find the killer, he’ll still have to face him in battle.
And that may be a duel that no swordsman, no matter how skilled, can hope to win.
CB - JF - Apr - The Last Gasp
THE LAST GASP
Apr
Trevor Hoyle
9781848664555
PB
9.99
 
 
MANKIND IS KILLING THE AIR WE BREATHE.
Scientists have been warning for decades that we are poisoning the Earth. Now their prophecy is coming true.  The oceans have become polluted, destroying a crucial link in the planet’s life-support system.
Instead of joining in friendship to meet this deadly future, corrupt superpowers are plotting to secure the last remaining clean air for the privileged few.
This is the terrifying 21st-century prophecy of what we are doing to our home in space.
Once it was just a scary bedtime story. Now it has become horrifyingly real.
TIME IS SHORT.
THE AIR IS RUNNING OUT.
CBP - Aug - Regeneration
REGENERATION
May
Stephanie Saulter
9781782060246
PB
8.99
 
 
The gillungs – genetically modified, waterbreathing humans – are thriving. They’ve pioneered new aquatic industries, and their high-efficiency quantum battery technology coupled to tidal turbines in the Thames estuary looks set to revolutionise the energy industry. But as demand grows, so does fear of what their newfound power might mean.
Then a biohazard scare at Sinkat, their London headquarters, fuels the opposition and threatens to derail the gillungs’ progress. Was it an accident born of overconfidence, or was it sabotage?
DS Sharon Varsi has her suspicions, and Gabriel sees parallels in the propaganda war he’s trying to manage: politicians and big business have stakes in this game too. And now there is a new threat: Zavcka Klist is out of prison. With powerful new followers and nothing to lose, she’s out to reclaim everything they took from her.
Check our a Preview of REGENERATION on Carabas here and  our Author Profile of Stephanie Saulter here!
CB - JF - May - Cursed Reduced
CURSED
May
Sue Tingey
9781784290788
PB
8.99
 
 
Able to see ghosts in both the human and daemon worlds, Lucky de Salle is a commodity . . . and a liability. When her best friend Kayla mysteriously disappears, she and her daemon guard stumble onto a secret that makes her even more of a danger to her enemies.
Now, Hunted by Henri le Dent, the daemon who tried to see her dead, and Amaliel Cheriour, the sinister executioner of the daemon court, Lucky has to rely on her wits, her inner strength, her friends and the emerging talents that make her more than she thinks she is.
CB - JF - May - Dark Paths reduced
DARK PATHS
May
Markus Heitz
9781782065944
PB
8.99
 
 
Outside the älfars’ conquered lands lies a forgotten empire. Here, the survivors of a mysterious outbreak wait under the leadership of Caphalor’s friend Aïsolon. Cut off by a three-hundred-foot-high rampart, they wait to be called back to their people in the recovered lands.
Meanwhile, triplets Sisaroth, Tirigon and Firüsha are accused of murder and banished to a dark underground place, full of terror. There, Sisaroth meets a dwarf, Tungdil, who will change the fate of the älfar and the dwarves forever.
CB - JF - Sep - Vigil
IDLE HANDS
*
Tom Fletcher
9781848662568
TPB
14.99
 
 
NB: Now due Feb 2017  (update 13/03/2016)
Desperate to cure his son Billy of the disease Idle Hands, Wild Alan must find a way back into the Pyramid from which he was exiled. But, trapped in the barren wasteland that is the Discard – the area surrounding the Pyramid – there isn’t much he can do alone.
Bloody Nora, the mapmaker, has her own reasons for wanting to get into the Pyramid; she believes that the secrets of Gleam’s history can be found in the Pyramid’s vaults. And she has worked with Wild Alan before.
There are more secrets there than either imagined: those vaults hold the key to destroying the Pyramid’s tyranny, but saving Billy and uniting the Discard against the Pyramidders is going to be far from straightforward.
CB - JF - Jun - Vigil updated
VIGIL
Jun
Angela Slatter
9781784294021
TPB
13.99
 
 
NB. Now due July (update 13/03)
Verity Fassbinder has her feet in two worlds. The daughter of one human and one Weyrd parent, she has very little power herself, but does claim unusual strength – and the ability to walk between us and the other – as a couple of her talents. As such a rarity, she is charged with keeping the peace between both races, and ensuring the Weyrd remain hidden from us.
But now Sirens are dying, illegal wine made from the tears of human children is for sale – and in the hands of those Weyrd who hold with the old ways – and someone has released an unknown and terrifyingly destructive force on the streets of Brisbane.
And Verity must investigate – or risk ancient forces carving our world apart.
CB - JF - Jun - The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief reduced
THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE PSYCHIC THIEF
Jun
Lisa Tuttle
9781784299606
TPB
14.99
 
 
For several years Miss Lane was companion, amanuensis, collaborator and friend to the lady known to the Psychical Societs only as Miss X – until she discovered that Miss X was actually a fraud.
Now she works with Mr Jasper Jesperson as a consulting detective, but the cases are not as plentiful as they might be and money is getting tight – until a case that reaches across the entirety of London lands in their laps.
It concerns a somnambulist, the disappearance of several mediums, and a cat stuck up a tree . . . the links with the cat are negligible, but there is only one team that can investigate the seemingly supernatural disappearances of the psychics and defy the nefarious purpose behind them: Jesperson and Lane, at your service.

 

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