Jo Fletcher Books – Publishing Jul-Dec 15!

Logo Jo Fletcher Here’s a look at what Jo Fletcher books have coming for you over the period July to December 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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CBP - Jul - The Moon & the Sun
The Moon and the Sun
Jul
McIntyre, Vonda N.
9780857054241
PB
8.99
 
 
A sumptuous historical fantasy romance set in the court of King Louis XIV, the Sun King – a dangerous place to be for those who would defy him.
In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vermin-infested attics of the Chateau at Versailles, courtiers compete to please the king, sacrificing fortune, principles, and sacred bonds.
Here, Marie-Josephe de la Croix looks forward to assisting her brother, Yves, in the scientific study of the rare sea monster he has captured. The living creature, with its double tail, tangled hair, and gargoyle face, provides an intriguing experiment. But, for Marie-Josephe, the creature’s exquisite singing leads her to conclude that it is more than just an animal.
Soon Marie-Josephe is contemplating choices that defy the institutions which power her world. Somehow, she must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions – even at the cost of changing her life forever.
Read an extract of the Moon and the Sun on Carabas here!
CB - JF - Jul - The Child Eater
The Child Eater
Jul
Rachel Pollack
9781848663244
PB
8.99
 
 
Three gods created the earth, but one turned to darkness. Now two boys stand in the way of his immortality.
On Earth, the Wisdom family has always striven to be more normal than normal. But Simon Wisdom, the youngest child, is far from normal: he can see the souls of the dead. And now the ghosts of children are begging him to help them, as they face something worse than death. The only problem is, he doesn’t know how.
In a far-away land of magic and legends, Matyas has dragged himself up from the gutter and inveigled his way into the Wizards’ college. In time, he will become more powerful than all of them – but will his quest blind him to the needs of others? For Matyas can also hear the children crying.
But neither can save the children alone, for the child eater is preying on two worlds . . .
CB - JF - Jul - Path of Gods
Path of Gods
Jul
Snorri Kristjansson
9781782063407
HB
25.00
The Valhalla Saga
3
Audun and Ulfar have been reunited, but will they be able to hold the North for the old gods, or will the White Christ destroy all they have ever known?
Reunited, Audun and Ulfar have a new sense of purpose: to ensure that the North remains in the hands of those who hold with the old gods. To do this, they must defeat the people who seek to destroy all they have ever known with the new White Christ. But these are powerful enemies and if they have any chance of victory, they must find equally powerful allies.
In Trondheim, King Olav, self-appointed champion of the White Christ, finds that keeping the peace is a much harder test of his faith than winning the war. With his garrison halved and local chieftains at his table who wish him nothing but ill, the king must decide how and where to spread the word of his god.
And in the North, touched by the trickster god, something old, malevolent and very, very angry stirs…
Read an extract of Path of Gods on Carabas here!
CB - JF - Aug - Into the Fire
Into The Fire
Aug
Peter Liney
9781782060390
PB
8.99
The Detainee Trilogy
2
Ageing ‘Big Guy’ Clancy thought escape from the Island would be enough, but with the punishment satellites gone hell has been unleashed.
Having escaped the Island – a wasteland that housed those no longer able to contribute to society – ageing ‘Big Guy’ Clancy thought his fight was over. But they have returned to the mainland to find that it is not the haven they anticipated.
With the punishment satellites that kept them on the Island – and the city under control – gone, hell has been unleashed. A mysterious organisation has begun to decimate the population; those it doesn’t kill outright are herded into the streets and then set free to run – for the rich and powerful to hunt. Clancy is about to discover that his work is far from over. The fires of hell don’t burn much hotter than this.
CBP - Aug - Regeneration
Regeneration
Aug
Stephanie Saulter
9781782060222
TPB
16.99
(R)evolution Trilogy
3
Check out our Author Profile of Stephanie Saulter here!
The gems – genetically modified humans – are thriving, but fear blackens their efforts, and the return of an old enemy could see their fragile peace destroyed.
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.
CB - JF - Sep - A Cold Silence
A Cold Silence
Sep
Littlewood, Alison
9781848669925
PB
7.99
 
 
New game Acheron offers you all you desire… at the cost of your soul. Would you?
Ben Cassidy has strict instructions from his mother, Cass, never to return to his childhood home of Darnshaw. But when an old friend dies, he returns to investigate a computer game she was playing named Acheron.
Acheron claims it will give you all that you ask for, something Gaila, Ben’s sister, knows all too well. But there is a price, and hers is to get Ben to London.
As Ben and his friends delve ever deeper into the world of Acheron, good motivations and morality begin to slip, and they find themselves falling further into corruption. Ben and Gaila could save them all, but the price for doing so might just be too high to pay…
CBP - FB, EM
Fortune’s Blight
Sep
Evie Manieri
9780857389480
PB
8.99
Shattered Kingdoms trilogy
2
The Shadari rebellion against their Norlander conquerors is over; now they are free, but their trials are only just beginning
Victory for the Shadari rebels has come at a terrible price. Hardship, superstition and a murderous cabal poison King Daryan’s young regime, but help is nowhere to be found: the mercenary who led their rebellion has vanished, their Nomas allies have troubles of their own, and the Norlanders who returned home to plead or fight for the Shadari’s independence have found themselves embroiled in the court politics of an empire about to implode.
As the foundations of the two far-flung countries begin to crack, an enigmatic figure watches from a tower room in Ravindal Castle. She is old, and a prisoner, but her reach is long, and her patience is about to be rewarded . . .
CB - JF - Sep - In Constant Fear
In Constant Fear
Sep
Peter Liney
9781782060406
TPB
14.99
The Detainee Trilogy
3
Pursued by the ruthless Nora Jagger, Clancy and the gang are constantly looking over their shoulder; but is there a new threat to be found in their peaceful valley?
Over a year has passed since Clancy and the gang managed to escape from the hell that was the City. Pursued by the ruthless leader of Infinity – the corporation behind the mass murders of thousands of ‘lower class’ citizens – they’ve been on the run ever since; constantly looking over their shoulders.
Despite this, they have forged a new life working the land on an abandoned smallholding on the other side of the mountains. Hidden there, they are as close to happy as they can be.
Until strange things start to happen in the valley: too many unlucky coincidences convince them that another power is rising against them, and there are many questions to be answered: what is the shadow maker? And who – or what – has begun to howl in the night?
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Unholy War
Oct
David Hair
9781780872056
PB
8.99
The Moontide Quartet
3
The Moontide is here, the Third Crusade has just suffered an unprecedented military disaster, and allies are about to become enemies. In such a war, nothing is holy.
Shaliyah, birthplace of the Prophet, now has a new name: Mother of Victories. In the wake of the devastating battle before her walls, everything has changed: the East is rising, bringing equal measures of hope and despair to the magical world of Urte.
For Elena Anborn and Kazim Makani, Salim’s victory is a call to arms against the renegade spymaster Gurvon Gyle. For Queen Cera Nesti of Javon, it is a beacon as she seeks new ways to overthrow her husband, the usurper king, and reclaim Javon for her brother. For Ramon Sensini, trapped behind enemy lines with the shattered remnants of the Southern Army, it is more evidence of a world gone mad.
And while the armies of east and west clash in ever-more-bloody conflict, emperors, Inquisitors, Souldrinkers and assassins all have their attention turned elsewhere as they hunt the Scytale of Corineus. This  artefect is the key to ultimate power, and it’s in the hands of the most unlikely of guardians: failed mage Alaron Mercer and market-girl Ramita Ankesharan, pregnant widow of the world’s greatest mage. What they choose to do with the Scytale could change the world forever.
CB - JF - Oct - Ascendent's Rite
Ascendant’s Right
Oct
David Hair
9781780872063
HB
25.00
The Moontide Quartet
4
* Update: Now November…
The Moontide is ending; new powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.
LOVE. BETRAY. FIGHT. ASCEND.
The last few months of the moontide – when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea – has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East.
For failed mage Alaron and his companion Ramita – widow to the mage who built the Leviathan Bridge – the unthinkable has happened. They have lost the Scytale of Corineus, the key to the Rite of Ascendancy, as well as one of Ramita’s infant sons, to the hands of their deadliest enemies.
In Javon, Cera Nesti, the imprisoned queen, has been freed, and plots to take on the overwhelming might of the Rondian Empire. But standing between her and her goal is a band of deadly mercenaries playing a dangerous game of their own.
And in the East, Seth Korion’s Lost Legions must navigate treacherous roads to gain safety, bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor.
The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed. New powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the mighty Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided.
CB - JF - Oct - Horrorology
Horrorology
Oct
Edited by Stephen Jones, Illustrated by Clive Barker
9781782069973
HB
20.00
 
 
Amongst the shelves in the Library of the Damned is a book that is the most terrible of them all: The Lexicon of Fear. Now reprinted for your pleasure – and horror – are some of the secrets contained within.
In the Library of the Damned, hidden away amongst that vast depository of ancient wisdom, there exists a certain bookcase where the most decadent, the most blasphemous of tomes sit upon a dusty shelf.
And amongst those titles – that should never be named – there is one volume that is the most terrible, the most hideous of them all. That book is the Lexicon of Fear.
But, long ago, some of its pages were ripped from the binding and spirited away by a lowly student of the ancient science of Horrorology, who was determined the secrets contained therein would one day be shared with the world.
And now that day has come. These are the words that comprise the very language of horror itself, and the tales they tell are not for the fainthearted. But be warned: once you have read them, there is no turning back. Soon, you too will know the true meanings of fear…
Featuring stories from Clive Barker, Robert Shearman, Michael Marshall Smith, Pat Cadigan, Mark Samuels, Joanne Harris, Muriel Gray, Kim Newman, Ramsey Campbell, Reggie Oliver, Angela Slatter and Lisa Tuttle.
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Inheritance
Oct
Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
9781780875125
TPB
12.99
The Cemetery Girl
2
In this sequel to Cemetery Girl, Calexa begins to understand her forgotten past.
She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill. She has been living – hiding out – in Dunhill Cemetery ever since someone left her there to die. She has no idea who wants her dead or why, but she isn’t about to hand around for her would-be-killer to finish the job.
Despite her self-imposed isolation among the deceased, Calexa’s ability to see spirits and the memories she receives from them guarantees she’ll never be alone. The only living people she interacts with are Kelner, the cemetery’s cantankerous caretaker, and Lucinda Cameron, an elderly woman who lives in an old Victorian house across the street. With their friendship, Calexa has regained a link to the world beyond tombstones and mausoleums.
Until the night she witnesses a murder that shatters her life: a life now under a police microscope, as their investigation threatens to uncover Calexa’s true identity…
CB - JF - Nov - Your Resting Place
Your Resting Place
Nov
David Towsey
9781782064404
TPB
20.00
The Walkin’ Trilogy
3
Check out our preview of book 2 of The Walkin’, Your Servants and Your People, here!
Is there a future for those already dead?
Rumours of the Drowned Woman are rife. She hunts down wanted men but never collects on the bounty. Some say she can’t be killed, not in the usual ways. The Drowned Woman is looking for one man in particular: he killed her husband and stole her daughter.
Her family has been wronged.
 There will be a reckoning.
CB - JF - Nov - The Return of Arinn
The Return of the Arinn
Nov
Frank P. Ryan
9781780877426
PB
8.99
The Three Powers Quartet
4
War grips Earth as well as Tír as the Tyrant seeks to control the legendary Fàil. Can Alan, Kate, Mark and Mo prevent him from assuming complete power?
As London falls under the hand of the Tyrant, war grips Earth as well as the magical land of Tí­r. The fate of both lies in the hands of five teenagers.
As Mark and Nan attempt to save the life of one of their friends in London, Penny is lost in the eerie confines of the Black Rose, where her expanding imagination is being manipulated by dark forces.
On Tí­r, Alan leads his Shee army towards the Tyrant’s capital city, Ghork Mega, but his advance falters. As Kate flies in to help him, a heartbroken Mo fears that she is not brave enough to prevent the Tyrant from assuming full control of the Fàil – the item that will allow him to cement his power forever.
CB - JF - Nov - Limit
Limit
Nov
Frank Schätzing
9781849165174
PB
9.99
 
 
An elevator that links the Earth to the Moon; A rare element that promises to solve all the world’s energy problems; a secret society that has its own plans for both. This is the limit – how far would you go?
The first space elevator connects the Earth to the Moon, prompting a breathless race between the Americans and Chinese to get to the Moon’s helium-3 – the rare element that promises to solve all the world’s energy problems.
 In Shanghai, cyber-detective Owen Jericho has been hired to find Yoyo, a missing girl, but what started as a routine investigation soon develops into a nightmarish hunt. There’s a crazed assassin hot on his heels, all because Yoyo accidentally stumbled onto a secret society called Hydra – and now it’s not just her life at risk.
Following the Hydra trail takes Jericho and Yoyo round the world and finally to The Gaia, the Moon’s very first hotel, where a billionaire entrepreneur is entertaining some of the world’s richest and most influential men and women.
But the secret society that is Hydra has its own plans for the Earth – and the Moon. And nothing and no one will be allowed to stand in its way.
Translated by Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle and Samuel Willcocks
CB - JF - Nov - The Mysteries
The Mysteries
Dec
Lisa Tuttle
9781782069614
PB
8.99
 
 
A blend of mystery, thriller and fantasy that will leave you looking over your shoulder.
Laura Lensky’s daughter, Peri, has been missing for two years. For the police it’s a closed case – she wanted to run away – but for her mother and boyfriend, Hugh, it’s a different story.
When Laura hires private investigator Ian Kennedy, it is a last-ditch attempt to find her daughter before she leaves for America.
Drawn in by strange parallels to an obscure Celtic myth and his first, almost unexplainable case, Ian takes the job. But his beliefs are about to be stretched to their limit – there are darker and more devious forces at work here than any of them imagined.
CB - JF - Dec - Oneiros
Oneiros
Dec
Markus Heitz
9781848665293
PB
9.99
 
 
An undertaker in Leipzig, an unscrupulous scientist in Minsk, a plane crash in Paris with a single survivor and a puzzling cause. All three are linked by one terrible curse in this thriller from bestselling author Markus Heitz.
In Leipzig an undertaker named Konstantin Korff harbours a cruel secret.
In Minsk an unscrupulous scientist performs questionable experiments.
And in Paris a plane that is about to take off crashes into an airport terminal with deadly consequences for its passengers.
An investigation into the accident begins immediately, but the results are puzzling: all occupants were dead before the plane hit the building. What the police do not know is that there was one survivor. But even as they blunder into the investigation, Konstantin Korff and the mysterious scientist are already on his trail, all three bound together by the same curse. A curse that makes them a danger to everyone around them.

 

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