Collecting and dealing in fantasy, science fiction and horror books, is our passion - this site is where we showcase some of our hardcover range and share some new arrivals or general information. See our page for ordering online purchases or directions to our Wentworth Falls shop on 'The Blue Mountains Bookshop Trail', where we have a wide range of books from pre-loved/new paperbacks through to limited editions.
Unless otherwise specified, all books in this site are first edition hardcovers.
What we're reading:
It's been a while since our last update, since then we've moved house, celebrated the anniversary of the shop, and got married, so it's been a bit hectic and we've let things slip a bit on the website - but we're passed all that and should be getting things going as we move into the year end. Thanks for hanging in there.
Were going to try to keep the site simpler so our new arrivals page will be updated more frequently but not all new books will be listed in the alphabetical or author pages, we'll aim to only list limited editions on these moving forward.
That's all for now, please check out the page for more books uploaded!
Be Sure by Seanan McGuire
Wayward Children #1-3
Seanan McGuire is also Mira Grant!
Where it all began―the first three books in Seanan McGuire's multi-Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series.
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin
Illustration By Julie Dillon
Gatherer Ehiru of ancient Gujaareh is no murderer. He escorts faithful followers of the Dreaming Goddess from the waking world to the sweet, infinite rest of their afterlives. But a royal monster and corrupt priests force him to face an overwhelming, all-consuming horror: he and his loving acolyte Nijiri are being used in a secret bid to breach divine peace and grant a greedy politician vampire-like powers. Can Ehiru ally himself with Sunandi, ambassadress of the enemy Kisua, and defeat the foul plan of his land’s rotten, centuries-old order?
N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Best Novel Awards for all three books of her Broken Earth series, and she received a Locus Award and major award nominations for the novels of her earlier Inheritance Trilogy. But before earning even her earliest acclaim she wrote the Dreamblood Duology, beginning with this book, The Killing Moon, published less than a year after Inheritance’s last volume.
Join the students of Eleanor West, and jump through doors into worlds both dangerous and extraordinary.
Book 1: Every Heart a Doorway
Book 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Book 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Meet Nancy, cast out of her world by the Lord of the Dead; Jack and Jill, each adopted by a monster of the Moors; Sumi and her impossible daughter, Rini.
Three worlds, three adventures, three sets of lives destined to intersect.
Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations / No Visitors / No Quests
But quests are what these children do best...
In His Majesty's Service Limited Edition
Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures.
Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring a most unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s history.
Thrust into England’s Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon–Temeraire himself– has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From England’s shores to China’s palaces, from the Silk Road’s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?
Pashazade - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Part mystery, part speculative fiction, and wholly unforgettable, Jon Courtenay Grimwood’s celebrated Arabesk series portrays the dark, hard-boiled story of a man out to prove his innocence in an alternate world where the facts aren’t always the same as the truth . . . and murder isn’t the worst that can happen.
It’s a twenty-first century hauntingly familiar—and yet startlingly different from our own. Here the United States brokered a deal that ended World War I, and the Ottoman Empire never collapsed. And lording it over all sits the complex, seductive, and bloodthirsty North African metropolis of El Iskandryia. Almost nothing is what it seems to be in El Isk, and Ashraf Bey is no exception.
Neither the rich Ottoman aristocrat everyone thinks he is, nor the minor street criminal once shipped off to prison when he fell foul of his Chinese Triad employers–the fact is that Raf has as little idea who he is as anyone else.
With few clues and no money, all Raf has is a surname hinting at noble heritage and an arranged marriage to a woman who hates him. But nothing Ashraf al Mansur learns about himself is as unexpected—or as terrifying—as the brutal murder he’s accused of committing. Now, as a hunted man with the welfare of a precocious young girl in his irresponsible hands, Raf must race after a killer through an unforgiving city as foreign to him as the truth he'll uncover about himself.
Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton
Summer has come to Niflheim. The lichens are growing, the six-winged bat-things are chirping, and much to his own surprise, Mickey Barnes is still alive―that last part thanks almost entirely to the fact that Commander Marshall believes that the colony’s creeper neighbors are holding an antimatter bomb, and that Mickey is the only one who’s keeping them from using it. Mickey’s just another colonist now. Instead of cleaning out the reactor core, he spends his time these days cleaning out the rabbit hutches. It’s not a bad life.
It’s not going to last...
For the First Time, Again by
Aster believes she is a normal teenage girl - she is very wrong . . .
Teenager Aster barely escapes with her life when her adoptive father is killed in a shooting. Suddenly finding herself under the protection of a special US military unit, she learns that blood tests indicate that she's not even human. Unsure who or what she might be - or if any of this is true - Aster's first instinct is to flee.
Unfortunately, she soon finds she is caught between two warring sides: on one, her mortal enemies, the alien Trackers, and on the other, the American government.
Then, from the most unexpected quarter, she finds someone offering to help her - someone her instincts tell her can't be trusted . . .
Now Aster can be certain of just two things: her blood is more vital than she ever knew and the fate of the world rests upon her survival.
Daphne by Josh Malerman
It’s the last summer for Kit Lamb: The last summer before college. The last summer with her high school basketball team, and with Dana, her best friend. The last summer before her life begins.
But the night before the big game, one of the players tells a ghost story about Daphne, a girl who went to their school many years ago and died under mysterious circumstances. Some say she was murdered, others that she died by her own hand. And some say that Daphne is a murderer herself. They also say that Daphne is still out there, obsessed with revenge, and will appear to kill again anytime someone thinks about her.
After Kit hears the story, her teammates vanish, one by one, and Kit begins to suspect that the stories about Daphne are real . . . and to fear that her own mind is conjuring the killer. Now it’s a race against time as Kit searches for the truth behind the legend and learns to face her own fears—before the summer of her life becomes the last summer of her life.
Whilst we've been tardy with updating the website we have been reading a lot more than prior years, the following two books are both sequels and both from series we have really enjoyed, certainly the "Mickey 7" series is great fun- we've just preordered the Phantasia Press (yes they are back!) limited edition of the first in the series - looks great. As for the Sylvain Neuvel 'Take Them to the Stars' trilogy, as fresh as the 'Themis Files' with a very rewarding soundtrack!
We do have a couple of Josh Malerman novels so another horror of his from SST Publications is a must, great cover art!
We've been fans of Anthony Ryan for some time now and we have everything he's done to date we think (at least in print). We're really enjoying 'The Seven Swords' series published by Subterranean Press with the great dust jacket illustrations by Didier Graffet, but would really love to wrap it up, I guess we're in for at least seven books.
THE SORROW SEA—THE MOST FEARED REGION IN ALL THE FIVE SEAS—PLAGUED BY STORMS, PROWLED BY A MURDEROUS PIRATE KING, AND HOME TO INHUMAN TERRORS.
Continuing their quest for the Seven Swords, legendary warrior Guyime and his companions must brave these perilous tides to find the mythic Spectral Isle, where once a demon named Lakorath was captured by a sorcerer of great power. Here ancient plans will be unveiled and the secret purpose of the seven demon cursed blades may finally be revealed…
The Traitor by Anthony Ryan
One we haven't read yet and are really looking forward to...
Alwyn must make a difficult decide between his heart and his morals as he prepares for his final battle.
It’s been a long journey for Alwyn Scribe. Born a bastard and raised an outlaw, he’s now a knight and the most trusted advisor to Lady Evadine Courlain. Together they’ve won countless battles and helped to bring order to a fractured kingdom.
Yet Evadine is not the woman Alwyn once knew. As puritanical fury increasingly replaces her benevolent faith, Alwyn begins to question what her true motives really are.
As the kingdom braces itself for one final battle, Alwyn’s conscience fights its own war with his heart. Now, more than ever, he must decide whose side he’s really on.