Friday Reads: Fantasy

An assassin, a saint, and a warrior walk into our #FridayReads

NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
“Launching the Nevernight fantasy series, Kristoff (the Lotus War trilogy) creates a splendid world of corruption and violence. Absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness, this beginning promises (and delivers) equal shares of beauty and decay. With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling, and satisfying.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE CAULIFLOWER by Nicola Barker
From Man Booker-shortlisted, IMPAC Award-winning author Barker comes an exuberant, multi-voiced new novel mapping the extraordinary life and legacy of a 19th-century Hindu saint. “It may help to have an interest in Indian mysticism and the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna to appreciate fully Barker’s imaginative novel, but the guru’s message of love, tolerance, peace, and kindness should resonate with most readers in these somewhat dark days. ” — Library Journal

THE TENGU’S GAME OF GO by Lian Hearn (Book 4 in the Tale of Shikanoko)
The fourth and final book in an epic, action-packed four-volume adventure in mythical, medieval Japan, where the drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. “Expect graphic violence, fairy-tale magic, flights of comedy, and operatic melodrama but also genuine intimacy and tragedy.” — Kirkus Reviews

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