This week in new hardcovers: It's not bad enough that there are demons in the first place -- now someone wants to create them.
Newly released hardcover books in science-fiction and fantasy this week include:
- A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison,
- Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon,
- Fables: Book Four by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), and
- John Carter, Warlord of Mars Omnibus by Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter Gillis, Bill Mantlo, Gil Kane (Illustrator), Dave Cockrum (Illustrator), Carmine Infantino (Illustrator), Walter Simonson (Illustrator).
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
The Hollows, Book 10. "Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood. She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet." Harper Voyager, 448 pages, Feb 21.
Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon
Paladin's Legacy, Book 3. "All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. A finger of suspicion has been pointed toward his grandmother, the queen of the Ladysforest elves, and that suspicion has only intensified with time and the Lady's inexplicable behavior. Clearly, she is hiding something. But what? And why? Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli must grapple with unrest among his own nobility over his controversial decision to grant the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman besides: Dorrin, once one of Kieri's most trusted captains. When renegade Verrakaien attack two of Dorrin's squires, suspicion and prejudice combine to place Dorrin's life at risk-and the king's claim to the throne in peril." Del Rey, 464 pages, Feb 21.
Fables: Book Four by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham (Illustrator)
"Bill Willingham's hit series FABLES continues here, for the first time in hardcover. In the aftermath of the Adversary's attack on Fabletown, FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK 4 follows with the impending birth of Snow White and Bigby Wolf's children! Meanwhile, Boy Blue goes on a mission of revenge, as he discovers the Adversary's true identity." Vertigo, 296 pages, Feb 21.
John Carter, Warlord of Mars Omnibus by Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter Gillis, Bill Mantlo, Gil Kane (Illustrator), Dave Cockrum (Illustrator), Carmine Infantino (Illustrator), Walter Simonson (Illustrator)
"Marvel's top talents of the 1970s take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' savage swordsman of Barsoom! John Carter, a hunted soldier on the Western frontier, is transported to an alien world filled with six-armed aliens, sinister super-science and the love of his life, the incomparable Dejah Thoris! A must-have science-fiction epic in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Collecting JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS #1-28 and ANNUAL #1-3." Marvel, 632 pages, Feb 22.