Welcome to the October science fiction and fantasy kindle deals 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!
The Ghost Brigades (Old Man’s War #2)
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF’s toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human qualms.
The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it’s about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF’s biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.
Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers — a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin’s DNA, Jared’s brain should be able to access Boutin’s electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.
At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin’s memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason’s for Boutin’s betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his “father,” he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity’s mere military defeat…
This is the second book in the sci-fi series by John Scalzi and is the basis for the name of the SyFy tv show, Ghost Brigades which has now been picked up by Netflix and will be turned into a full length film. This is currently sitting on Goodreads with a rating of 4.10 and you can buy this here.
Magician (The Riftwar Saga #1)
To the forest on the shore of the Kingdom of the Isles, the orphan Pug came to study with the master magician Kulgan. His courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, but he was ill at ease with normal wizardry. Yet his strange magic may save two worlds from dark beings who opened spacetime to renew the age-old battle between Order and Chaos.
This is the first book in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Riftwar Saga, and currently sits on Goodreads with a rating of 4.14. You can purchase a copy here.
Half the World (Shattered Sea #2)
Thorn Bathu was born to fight. But when she kills a boy in the training square she finds herself named a murderer.
Fate places her life in the hands of the deep-cunning Father Yarvi as he sets out to cross half the world in search of allies against the ruthless High King. Beside her is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill. A failure in her eyes and his own, the voyage is his last chance at redemption.
But warriors can be weapons, and weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn always be a tool in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path? Is there a place outside of legend for a woman with a blade?
Joe Abercrombie’s YA entry is sometimes spoken of with good words and sometimes without. Either way, it’s spoken about and currently sits on Goodreads with a rating of 4.20. You can pick up your copy here.
The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights #1)
When a child goes missing in Edinburgh’s darkest streets, young Ropa investigates. She’ll need to call on Zimbabwean magic as well as her Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. But as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?
When ghosts talk, she will listen…
Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children–leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.
She’ll dice with death (not part of her life plan…), discovering an occult library and a taste for hidden magic. She’ll also experience dark times. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets, and Ropa’s gonna hunt them all down.
I’ve read this book and it’s a great first book into the world of Urban Fantasy. I gave it 3 stars out of 5 and liked the ideas the author implements but felt it fell short of a higher rating. It currently sits on Goodreads with a rating of 3.61 and you can pick up a copy here.
Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade and Silvereye #1)
Long ago, a magical war destroyed an empire, and a new one was built in its ashes. But still the old grudges simmer, and two siblings will fight on opposite sides to save their world, in the start of Django Wexler’s new epic fantasy trilogy.
Gyre hasn’t seen his beloved sister since their parents sold her to the mysterious Twilight Order. Now, twelve years after her disappearance, Gyre’s sole focus is revenge, and he’s willing to risk anything and anyone to claim enough power to destroy the Order.
Chasing rumors of a fabled city protecting a powerful artifact, Gyre comes face-to-face with his lost sister. But she isn’t who she once was. Trained to be a warrior, Maya wields magic for the Twilight Order’s cause. Standing on opposite sides of a looming civil war, the two siblings will learn that not even the ties of blood will keep them from splitting the world in two.
I have this book but haven’t read it yet. The covers for the trilogy are awesome and really catch your eye. The book is listed as Adult Fantasy with LGBT and is currently rated at 4.02 on Goodreads. You can buy your copy here.
Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron
On the verge of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters in this epic Star Wars adventure.
The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The imperial army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters’ shantytown – until she is selected to join Alphabet Squadron.
Cobbled together from an eclectic assortment of pilots and starfighters, the five members of Alphabet are tasked by New Republic General Hera Syndulla herself. Like Yrica, each is a talented pilot struggling to find their place in a changing galaxy. Their mission: to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing, a lethal force of TIE fighters exacting bloody, reckless vengeance in the twilight of their reign.
The newly formed unit embodies the heart and soul of the Rebellion: ragtag, resourceful, scrappy and emboldened by their most audacious victory in decades. But going from underdog rebels to celebrated heroes isn’t as easy as it seems, and their inner demons threaten them as much as their enemies among the stars. The wayward warriors of Alphabet Squad will have to learn to fly together if they want to protect the new era of peace they’ve fought so hard to achieve.
The first book I have bought from this month’s Kindle deals and to be honest, that’s not saying much since the deals are pretty crap this month in my opinion. I have a number of Star Wars novels but haven’t read them yet – I bought this one because it’s the first book in a new trilogy. It sits on Goodreads with a rating of 3.78 and you can buy it here.
To Hold Up The Sky
From Cixin Liu, the New York Times bestselling author of The Three-Body Problem, To Hold Up the Sky is a breathtaking collection of imaginative science fiction.
In Hold Up the Sky, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern China where new technology will either save lives of unleash a fire that will burn for centuries; to a time very much like our own, when superstring computers predict our every move; to 10,000 years in the future, when humanity is finally able to begin anew; to the very collapse of the universe itself.
Written between 1999 and 2017 and never before published in English, these stories came into being during decades of major change in China and will take you across time and space through the eyes of one of science fiction’s most visionary writers.
Experience the limitless and pure joy of Cixin Liu’s writing and imagination in this stunning collection.
If you like sci-fi then you should love this collection of stories from Cixin Liu. He has made a name for himself as a writer who expresses unlimited imagination. This collection of short stories currently sits on Goodreads with a rating of 3.81 and you can buy a copy here for £2.59.
The Tiger and the Wolf
In the bleak northern crown of the world, war is coming.
Maniye’s father is the Wolf clan’s chieftain, but she’s an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan’s animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She can’t disown half her soul, so escapes – with the killer Broken Axe in pursuit.
Maniye’s father plots to rule the north, and controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes. However, other tribes also prepare for strife. It’s a season for omens as priests foresee danger, a time of testing and broken laws. Some say a great war is coming, overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. But what spark will set the world ablaze?
This book sounds really good, looks really good and is written by a really good author. I love the idea of shapeshifting as I loved playing as a druid on Diablo II when I was younger and I like the idea that these two characters are on the run from a killer. This is also the first book in a trilogy so interesting to see where Adrian takes this initial idea. The book sits on Goodreads with a rating of 3.96 and you can buy a copy here.
I’ve listed the books that I have thought were worth getting but I know there are others you may like (The Ocean at the End of the Lane – I personally thought it wasn’t that good but everyone has different tastes) so please check out the full list here.
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Thanks for reading and I’ll see you on November 1st with a new list of UK Kindle deals.