New on Kindle: Mid-January, Part 1

It’s been a while since the last New on Kindle, but the times between the ends and the middle of the month tend to be quiet. (Extremely so, in the case of January.)

It never rains but it pours. There’s going to be quite a few New on Kindle as we head into the later days of January and hit early February.

Wizard at Large by Terry Brooks

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The fantasy series featuring Terry Brooks’ other world of Landover, which exists alongside our own, continues to hit the Kindle in an oddly pattering fashion, as we see book three hit the store before book two (but book one, Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold!, is available).

The Black Stallion and the Shape-shifter by Steven Farley

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Starting with an unusual blast from the past, the Black Stallion returns with a supernatural story this time—involving Ireland, the Black Stallion (not to be confused with Black Beauty, which is, by the way, available from Feedbooks for free), Alec, and a love interest stolen by kelpies.

Currently none of the other Black Stallion books, of which there is a decent pile, are available for the Kindle.

Starfist: A World of Hurt by David Sherman

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Yet another military SF adventure in the world of Starfist, the 10th book in the previous cycle before the Force Recon series.

Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows by Various

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For all you fans of Spock With a Beard, here’s an entire anthology of 12 mirror universe Star Trek stories to marvel and devour, including:

  1. “Nobunaga” by Dave Stern
  2. “Ill Winds” by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
  3. “The Greater Good” by Margaret Wander Bonanno
  4. “The Black Flag” by James Swallow
  5. “The Traitor” by Michael Jan Friedman
  6. “The Sacred Chalice” by Rudy Josephs
  7. “The Bitter Fruit” by Susan Wright
  8. “Family Matters” by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  9. “Homecoming” by Peter David
  10. “A Terrible Beauty” by Jim Johnson
  11. “Empathy” by Christopher L. Bennett
  12. “For Want of a Nail” by David Mack

More information on these stories is available on the bestest Star Trek Wiki ever, Memory Alpha.

The 2007 Mirror Universe Star Trek novels are also available in the Kindle store, if you missed out the first time around, in two omnibus volumes:

Part 1: Glass Empire

  • Enterprise: Age of the Empress by Mike Sussman, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore
  • Star Trek: Sorrows of Empire by David Mack
  • The Next Generation: The Worst of Both Worlds by Greg Cox

Part 2: Obsidian Alliances

  • Voyager: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • New Frontier: Cutting Ties by Peter David
  • Deep Space Nine: Saturn’s Children by Sarah Shaw

The Fetch by Chris Humphreys

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Well, that’s a disturbing cover. As it should be. British teenager Sky and his cousin Kristin discover a set of runestones—and discover Sky’s fetch, his other self in the spirit world, one whose history anchors Sky to Viking ancestors, as well as a dark and fierce hunger that haunts the present.

Some say it’s page-turning Runelore Galore.

Fade by Robert Cormier

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It’s avant-garde fantasy in the case of Cormier’s Fade, with a triple-generational plot structure. Paul discovers that his family has a special ability that occurs once in each generation—the fade, the ability to become invisible. It’s dangerous and easily abused—as Paul and the next two generation of faders discover.

The Outcasts by L.S. Matthews

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Another young adult subtly-fantasy by Matthews, author of Lexi, five teenagers are part of the anti-social Outcasts, and somehow end up on a field trip. Which then throws them into an alternate reality, all Interworld-like.

Going on a tangent:

Another of his books, A Dog for Life, covers the story of John and his psychically communicating dog Mouse, who journey on a quest to keep Mouse in healing contact with John’s brother Tom and not tossed into a pound.

To make up for this week’s Criminal Minds having, um, unfortunate cultural appropriation issues vis a vis the Romani culture, A Dog for Life also features a family of persecuted Roma who help John and Mouse.