Equal parts hilarious, witty, and deeply compassionate, the Thursday Murder Club weaves a complicated murder into a touching story about growing old. The story treats its characters with dignity and respect while still managing to pack in plenty of humor. If Scooby-Doo was set at a retirement home, it would look something like this.
Equal parts steampunk fantasy and anti-colonialist alternate history, A Master Of Djinn creates a world where the arrival of magic led to Cairo becoming the most powerful city in world. When the (presumed dead) most powerful magician of all time mysteriously returns, and begins murdering civilians, it is up to government agent Fatma and her allies to get to the bottom of it, and maybe even save the world in the process.
Set in the backdrop of a Dia de los Muertos festival, Cemetery Boys delivers a spooky story about ghosts, finding love, and a young trans boy's quest to be accepted. All the while a dark plot threatens to upset the balance of life and death itself.
In Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone has created one of the most unique fantasy worlds to date which expertly combines real world economics with magic. Necromancer-lawyer Tara Abernathy is tasked with bringing back a dead god before he defaults on his loans and causes a worldwide financial crisis. Meanwhile, the followers of a goddess killed decades prior are stirring, poised to return to the city that betrayed them.
Despite creating a galaxy full of unique planets, cultures, and alien species, Beck Chambers somehow manages to make it feel hopeful rather than overwhelming. Perfect for fans of Firefly or anyone who just wants to spend some time with a ragtag found family finding their home amongst the stars.
Perfect for fans who wished Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell had been more queer. This delightful romance has it all: a compelling mystery, expert world-building, and a truly unique magic system.
Two agents of opposite sides of a time war discover they may have more in common than they think. What unfolds is a love story that transcends time and space itself. With prose so beautiful you'll have to read it twice!