Welcome to the September science fiction and fantasy Kindles for Amazon.co.uk. In here I’m going to be listing the best deals this month with a direct link so you can get the books you want quickly. There are some great books this month so let’s get into it!
535 AD. In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, King Cador’s children inherit a fragmented land abandoned by the Romans.
Riva, scarred in a terrible fire, fears she will never heal.
Keyne battles to be seen as the king’s son, when born a daughter.
And Sinne, the spoiled youngest girl, yearns for romance.
All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold – a last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. But change comes on the day ash falls from the sky, bringing Myrddhin, meddler and magician, and Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear the siblings apart. Riva, Keyne and Sinne must take fate into their own hands, or risk being tangled in a story they could never have imagined; one of treachery, love and ultimately, murder. It’s a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.
This is a historical fantasy that focuses on three girls fighting for their place in an ancient kingdom. It currently sits on Goodreads with an overall rating 4.07 after 880 ratings. You can get this book for 0.99p here.
The Wicked King
The Wicked King by Holly Black is the second book in the ‘The Folk of the Air’ series and the blurb contains spoilers so I won’t list it here. I will list the blurb from the first book though, The Cruel Prince:
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
The Cruel Prince is on Kindle Unlimited and you can buy The Wicked King for 0.99p here.
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.
One of Brandon’s lesser-known books, The Rithmatist sounds really good to be fair. It’s not a huge book (353 pages) compared to his other stories and you might be pleased to know that The Rithmatist 2 (working title) is in the works but currently held up by the completion of Alcatraz. You can buy The Rithmatist for 0.99 here.
The Way of Shadows
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.
For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly – and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins’ world of dangerous politics and strange magics – and cultivate a flair for death.
I haven’t read anything by Brent Weeks but have heard his name in the SFF community of course. Reading the blurb for this book makes me think of the assassin’s guild in Skyrim and it’s simply for that reason that I am interested. Assassin’s are as cool as they are deadly in SFF. Someone who will take life, with a flair for death is a cool character and potentially an anti-hero depending on the situation. This book currently sits on Goodreads with a rating of 4.13 with over 150,000 ratings. You can buy this book for 0.99p here.
The Black Hawks
Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory – he dreams of going home.
When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded prince to safety, Chel will be released from his oath.
All he has to do is drag the brat from one side of the country to the other, through war and wilderness, chased all the way by ruthless assassins.
With killers on your trail, you need killers watching your back. You need the Black Hawk Company – mercenaries, fighters without equal, a squabbling, scrapping pack of rogues.
Prepare to join the Black Hawks.
I purchased this book earlier in the year when it was on offer and eventually gave it 3/5. Judging by my own review score system that would tell you to buy this on Kindle at full price so the fact it’s 0.99p is a steal. Get it here.
The Ember Blade
A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s journey to find his destiny.
Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He’s never questioned it; that’s just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free . . .
But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a lie. The rules are not there to protect him, or his people, but to enslave them. A revolution is brewing, and Aren is being drawn into it, whether he likes it or not.
The key to the revolution is the Ember Blade. The sword of kings, the Excalibur of his people. Only with the Ember Blade in hand can their people be inspired to rise up . . . but it’s locked in an impenetrable vault in the most heavily guarded fortress in the land. All they have to do now is steal it. . .
Designed to return to classic fantasy adventures and values, from a modern perspective, this is a fast-moving coming-of-age trilogy featuring a strong cast of diverse characters, brilliant set-pieces and a powerful character and plot driven story.
For me this is probably the standout title this month. I have it in paperback and haven’t read it yet admittedly but I am really excited to get to it. I came across it as a recommendation when asking for classic fantasy (elves, orcs etc) but a new title. This was suggested and I bought it immediately after reading the blurb above. It isn’t a small book (833 pages) but 833 pages for 0.99? Someone call the police because that’s a steal. Snatch it here.
Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King’s Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the Dukes took the kingdom, and impaled their King’s head on a spike.
Now Tristia is on the verge of collapse and the barbarians are sniffing at the borders. The Dukes bring chaos to the land, while the Greatcoats are scattered far and wide, reviled as traitors, their legendary coats in tatters. All they have left are the promises they made to King Paelis, to carry out one final mission.
But if they have any hope of fulfilling the King’s dream, the divided Greatcoats must reunite, or they will also have to stand aside as they watch their world burn…
Honestly I’ve heard so many people talk about The Greatcoats that as I scrolled through this list now I purchased it. A score on Goodreads of 4.06 after near 19,000 ratings? Can’t be bad can it? Purchase it here.
Scottish Myths & Legends
The blue-skinned old woman who made the mountains. Finfolk, seal-people and the Makers of Dreams. Within these pages are the little-known stories of Scotland, collected and retold by an oral storyteller who performs them throughout the world. From folk-tales and local legends to ancient epics, these stories will astonish and delight readers everywhere.
I’ve never been to Scotland and my girlfriend and I want to visit next year, but I have said that I’d move there. I know it’s colder but the nature, the vibrant Scottish land and the fresh air are too appealing. The history they have there with all the castles – ah! I love it and I haven’t even been there! XD This book tells the stories of Scotland, many of which you won’t know or have heard of. Think of this like Greek Mythology but with a better cover and in Scotland! A bargain at 0.99 which you can buy here.
Ok! Those are the Kindle deals that are set for September. Of course these are just the ones that I have chosen and I purchased most of these for 0.99 which is, well, crazy. Apologies to those of you outside the UK – I’m not sure if the offers are the same or not and I just don’t have enough hands to write blog posts for all of our coutnries. If you want to have a browse at the UK list, then you can too here: Amazon September UK Kindle Deals.
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