Wednesday, February 03, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 39

This is the thirty-ninth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016.

Yesterday I included two novels by Fran Wilde - the Trade Paperback of Updraft and Cloudbound - without covers in Update 38. Well... the covers were revealed yesterday afternoon and I'm sharing them with you today. The covers are by Tommy Arnold. They are wonderful!

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The Jewel and Her Lapidary, May 3, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 80 pages

The kingdom in the Valley has long sheltered under the protection of its Jewels and Lapidaries, the people bound to singing gemstones with the power to reshape hills, move rivers, and warp minds. That power has kept the peace and tranquility, and the kingdom has flourished.

Jewel Lin and her Lapidary Sima may be the last to enjoy that peace.
The Jeweled Court has been betrayed. As screaming raiders sweep down from the mountains, and

Lapidary servants shatter under the pressure, the last princess of the Valley will have to summon up a strength she’s never known. If she can assume her royal dignity, and if Sima can master the most dangerous gemstone in the land, they may be able to survive.

Bone Universe 1
Tor Books, September 2016
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 1, 2015

Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage.

Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city's secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City.

As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever-if it isn't destroyed outright.
[description from Hardcover edition]

Bone Universe 2
Tor Books, September 2016
Hardcover and eBook

[description not yet available]


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