Upcoming: GODKILLER by Hannah Kaner (Harper Voyager)

KanerH-1-GodkillerUKHCI hadn’t heard of Hannah Kaner‘s new novel before I spotted it on NetGalley this morning (unsurprising, given that it’s a debut). That cover, though, really grabbed my attention and piqued my interest. The first novel in a new series, I’m really looking forward to giving Godkiller a try. Here’s the synopsis:

You are not welcome here, godkiller

Kissen’s family were killed by zealots of a fire god. Now, she makes a living killing gods, and enjoys it. That is until she finds a god she cannot kill: Skedi, a god of white lies, has somehow bound himself to a young noble, and they are both on the run from unknown assassins.

Joined by a disillusioned knight on a secret quest, they must travel to the ruined city of Blenraden, where the last of the wild gods reside, to each beg a favour.

Pursued by demons, and in the midst of burgeoning civil war, they will all face a reckoning – something is rotting at the heart of their world, and only they can be the ones to stop it.

Hannah Kaner’s Godkiller is due to be published by Harper Voyager in the UK, on January 19th, 2023. (At the time of writing, I couldn’t find any information about a North American publisher.)

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Want to Read: Simon R Green’s HAWK & FISHER Series

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I spotted on Twitter a few minutes ago that Simon R. Green’s Hawk & Fisher sword-and-sorcery series had been re-issued as two eBook omnibus editions by his literary agent, JABberwocky.*

I first stumbled across information about the series a couple of years ago, but the books slipped from my mind because they weren’t widely available in the UK at the time. Which was a pity, as I had been really in the mood for this kind of fantasy series. The two eBooks — The Swords of Haven and The Guards of Haven — are available through most major eBook vendors, in the UK and US (I’m assuming elsewhere, too). Here’s the synopsis for the first book:

Hawk and Fisher: partners, husband and wife, Captains in Haven’s City Guard. Known, respected, and mostly feared, Hawk and Fisher fight crime, pursue justice, and protect Haven with their unique blend of strength, steel, and razor-sharp instinct. Haven’s citizens have never needed their protection more. The city is a hotbed of violence and corruption, where the natural and supernatural constantly collide, ready to boil over at any moment. Hawk and Fisher have their work cut out for them — for even by daylight, Haven is a dark place.

Swords of Haven brings together the first three novels in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green’s beloved Hawk & Fisher series:

Hawk & Fisher — A high-level city official is murdered during a dinner party and Hawk and Fisher have only a few hours to find the killer among the guests, including powerful spell-casters, cunning politicians, Haven royalty, and the victim’s own wife. 

Winner Takes All — Hawk & Fisher grapple with dark magics, devious politicians, and deadly assassins when they’re assigned to protect James Adamant, a fiery young politician whose plan to root out Haven’s corruption makes him very popular…as a target. 

The God Killer — No one is safe in Haven, not even the Gods! When divine residents of the Street of Gods fall prey to a murderer, Hawk & Fisher must team up with an exclusive tactical unit to catch the killer before all hell breaks loose in Haven. 

This looks like a fun sword-and-sorcery series. Strongly considering picking it up. Anyone read them when they were first available?

* JABberwocky has an eBook division that is bringing out-of-print and print-only titles back into circulation as eBooks. Sometimes, it’s just for books not available in certain territories. It’s a great project/programme, and they have a lot of titles available that I had long given up being able to find. So, even if you dislike Amazon, they’ve done a good job of making eBooks a viable format, which has helped bring these titles back. Open Road Media do a similar thing, on a much larger scale.