2015 is shaping up to be an amazing year for fantasy fans. To help make sure you stay ahead of the best new releases in current fantasy series, we’ve put together a complete calendar featuring one amazing book per month for the whole year!
Check back with us — we’ll keep the list updated in case any of the current dates slip to ensure you never have to go a month without a great fantasy book to read! Also, visit HQ’s full Release Date Tracker for our complete list of great upcoming books and their planned release dates.
A Great Fantasy Book Each Month to Carry You Through the Year
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners #2
Brandon Sanderson, the unbelievably prolific creator of both the Mistborn Series and the Stormlight Archive, now presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart.
Half the World
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Series: Shattered Sea #2
Joe Abercrombie’s thrilling new series continues in the follow-up to Half a King, which George R. R. Martin hailed as “a fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.” The Shattered Sea is slightly less dark than Joe’s previous works like The First Law Trilogy, while still maintaining all of the impact and excitement.
The Autumn Republic
Author: Brian McClellan
Series: Powder Mage #3
The hotly anticipated conclusion to what may be the best Military Fantasy we’ve ever read!
Author: Peter V. Brett
Series: Demon Cycle #4
The 4th of five planned books set in Peter V. Brett’s epic world where humans have been brought to near-extinction by night-stalking demons. The character depth in this series is absolutely amazing, as each book features the coming of age tale of a different main POV character while still progressing the main storyline. Here’s our full review.
Author: Lucy Hounsom
Series: Worldmaker #1
Author: Mark Lawrence
Series: Red Queen’s War #2
The Liar’s Key continues the story of the unlikely (and hilarious) partnership between our favorite reluctant hero, Prince Jalan, and the bold Viking warrior Snorri. Check out our full review here.
Author: Anthony Ryan
Series: Raven’s Shadow #3
Author: Robin Hobb
Series: Fitz and the Fool #2
The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend the Fool (voted as two of the most popular fantasy characters of all time) continue in Robin Hobb’s triumphant follow-up to Fool’s Assassin. Read our full review here!
Author: Jim Butcher
Series: Cinder Spires #1
Jim Butcher conjures up a completely new series set in a fantastic world of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors. Check out our Cinder Spires video review for more details!
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Mistborn #5
Yes, we know Brandon Sanderson was also featured in January, but that’s how great he is! Wax and Wayne’s adventures on Elantris continue, expanding the series into one with significantly more far-reaching dangers and consequences. Additionally, Brandon Sanderson continues to blow our minds with his continued ingenious applications (and combinations) of Allomantic and Feruchemic powers. Watch our Mistborn video guide to learn more!
The Death of Dulgath
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Series: Riyria Chronicles #3
Savor every page, because this is possibly the final entry for our favorite heroic odd-couple, Royce and Hadrian. Author Sullivan will now transition to his new series “The First Empire” beginning in June 2016 with Age of Myth (don’t worry – it’s still set in the same world, only thousands of years before the events of Riyria).
Author: Lev Grossman
Series: The Magicians Trilogy
This December brings the Syfy Network television premiere of one of our favorite book series, The Magicians. If you’ve never read this best-selling series now is the perfect time to pick up a copy. If you’re already a fan, time for a re-read of book #1!
How well will Syfy manage the conversion from print to small screen, and can it possibly carry the same dark tone? We can’t wait to find out!
COUNTDOWN TO THE NEXT MAJOR FANTASY BOOK RELEASE: