New on Kindle: December 30th

Airs of Night and Sea by Toby Bishop

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There is nothing like a girl and her bat-winged black steed of night. Really; it sounds like an enjoyable and down-to-earth version of Dragonriders without the SF elements. Third in the Horsemistress saga, and the sequel to Airs and Graces.

The first book in the series, Airs Beneath the Moon, is not yet available on the Kindle.

The Briar King by Greg Keyes

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I know Greg Keyes from his tie-in novel trilogy, Babylon 5: The Psi Corps Trilogy. If, like me, you have fond memories of his storytelling, try his Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series, all of which are now on the Kindle:

  1. The Briar King (there’s also another version from Ballantine for $3.99; I don’t know what the difference between the two are, but the other one lists the 105 reviews and a 4.5 star cumulative rating)
  2. The Charnel Prince
  3. The Blood Knight
  4. The Born Queen

Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel

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As mentioned in the previous New on Kindle, the Frog and Toad series is mostly available now on the Kindle for the nostalgic among us.

Frog and Toad:

  1. Frog and Toad are Friends (December 30th)
  2. Frog and Toad Together (not yet available)
  3. Frog and Toad All Year
  4. Days with Frog and Toad (December 30th)

Small Pig is also available now.

The Witch’s Grave by Shirley Damsgaard

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Not just a curious urban fantasy featuring a pair of witches (Ophelia, librarian and psychic, and her grandmother Abby) who solve small town cozy mysteries, but also a series where the first book, Witch Way to Murder, won the Agatha Award for best first novel.

The series, now available on the Kindle, save for one book:

  1. Witch Way to Murder
  2. Charmed to Death
  3. The Trouble with Witches
  4. Witch Hunt
  5. The Witch is Dead (not yet on Kindle)
  6. The Witch’s Grave

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

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Book 3 in the Night Huntress urban fantasy series, featuring a half-vampire hired by the government to hunt down other undead, which is probably not winning her friends from the vampire side. The rest of the series is also available on the Kindle:

  1. Halfway to the Grave
  2. One Foot in the Grave
  3. At Grave’s End

Royal Exile by Fiona McIntosh

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The beginning of another epic fantasy series by the writer of the Quickening and Percheron trilogies, featuring a prince who must reclaim the throne of his family after a merciless warlord destroys them.

Her other books available on the Kindle:

Quickening Trilogy

  1. Myrren’s Gift
  2. Blood and Memory
  3. Bridge of Souls

Percheron Trilogy

  1. Odalisque
  2. Emissary
  3. Goddess

Beowulf by Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary (author)

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The movie adaptation of Beowulf left quite a few people going what., but at the same time it was quite an interesting retelling of the story. Here’s the initial draft and the final shooting script.

By the way, if you’re looking for a translation of the original Beowulf, there are many. Here’s a rundown of the differences between each. As always, the first footsteps of translation (and available for free on the internet) are stilted, but more recent translations read (and, in the important case of Beowulf, sound) more smoothly.

Dragonwing by Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis

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Also mentioned in the previous New on Kindle, the Death Gate far-future SF/fantasy series is arriving on the Kindle; the first book, Dragon Wing, is now here.

The series as currently available on the Kindle:

Star Trek: Errand of Fury Book 3: Sacrifices of Wa (Bk. 3) by Kevin Ryan

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The third book in the Errand of Fury trilogy, the war between the Federation and the Klingons is reaching the boiling point. Ever wonder why the Klingons and the Federation decided not to kill each other?

Kevin Ryan is famous for showing other perspectives in Star Trek apart from the obvious stars, in this case including the Klingon side. The other books in this trilogy, Seeds of Rage and Demands of Honor, are also available on the Kindle.