7 New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024 - The Fantasy Review

7 New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024

The Fantasy Review‘s list of 7 New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024.

A Fate Inked in Blood (Saga of the Unfated, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024

From the blurb of A Fate Inked in Blood:

Bound in an unwanted marriage, Freya spends her days gutting fish but dreams of becoming a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband’s back.

Freya’s dreams abruptly become reality when her husband betrays her to the region’s jarl, landing her in a fight to the death against his son, Bjorn. To survive, Freya is forced to reveal her deepest secret: She possesses a drop of a goddess’s blood, which makes her a shield maiden with magic capable of repelling any attack. And it’s been foretold that such magic will unite the fractured nation of Skaland beneath the one who controls the shield maiden’s fate….

A Tempest of Tea (Blood and Tea, #1) by Hafsah Faizal

New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024

From the blurb of A Tempest of Tea:

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by night, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it―she can’t do the job alone.

Calling on some of the city’s most skilled outcasts, Arthie hatches a plan to infiltrate the sinister, glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not everyone in her ragtag crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it. Dark, action-packed, and swoonworthy, this is Hafsah Faizal better than ever.

Sun of Blood and Ruin (Sun of Blood and Ruin, #1) by Mariely Lares

New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024

From the blurb of Sun of Blood and Ruin:

A new legend begins…

In sixteenth-century New Spain, witchcraft is punishable by death, indigenous temples have been destroyed, and tales of mythical creatures that once roamed the land have become whispers in the night. Hidden behind a mask, Pantera uses her magic and legendary swordplay skills to fight the tyranny of Spanish rule.

To all who know her, Leonora de las Casas Tlazohtzin never leaves the palace and is promised to the heir of the Spanish throne. The respectable, law-abiding Lady Leonora faints at the sight of blood and would rather be caught dead than meddle in court affairs….

Fate Breaker (Realm Breaker, #3) by Victoria Aveyard

Book 1: Realm Breaker

Book 2: Blade Breaker

From the blurb of Fate Breaker (POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR Realm Breaker AND Blade Breaker):

Change your fate—or kneel to it.

The Companions are scattered and hopeless, torn from each other. After Corayne barely escapes with her life, she must forge on alone, leaving her blade broken and her allies behind her. Her only consolation: Corayne now has Taristan’s sword, the only Spindleblade left in existence. Without it, he can’t rip open any more Spindles. Without it, he can’t end the world….

The Eternal Ones (The Gilded Ones, #3) by Namina Forna

Book 1: The Gilded Ones

Book 2: The Merciless Ones

From the blurb of Fate Breaker (POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR The Gilded Ones AND The Merciless Ones):

Mere weeks after confronting the Gilded Ones—the false beings she once believed to be her family—Deka is on the hunt. In order to kill the gods, whose ravenous competition for power is bleeding Otera dry, she must uncover the source of her divinity. But with her mortal body on the verge of ruin, Deka is running out of time—to save herself and an empire that’s tearing itself apart at its seams.

When Deka’s search leads her and her friends to the edge of the world as they know it, they discover an astonishing new realm, one which holds the key to Deka’s past. Yet it also illuminates a devastating decision she must soon make…

To Cage a God (These Monstrous Gods, #1) by Elizabeth May

From the blurb of To Cage a God:

To cage a god is divine.

To be divine is to rule.

To rule is to destroy.

Using ancient secrets, Galina and Sera’s mother grafted gods into their bones. Bound to brutal deities and granted forbidden power no commoner has held in a millennia, the sisters have grown up to become living weapons. Raised to overthrow an empire―no matter the cost.

The Trials of Empire (Empire of the Wolf, #3) by Richard Swan

New Epic Fantasy Books to Read in 2024

Book 1: The Justice of Kings

Book 2: The Tyranny of Faith

From the blurb of Fate Breaker (POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR The Justice of Kings AND The Tyranny of Faith):

The Empire of the Wolf is on its knees, but there’s life in the great beast yet.
To save it, Sir Konrad Vonvalt and Helena must look beyond its borders for allies – to the wolfmen of the southern plains, and the pagan clans in the north. But old grievances run deep, and both factions would benefit from the fall of Sova.
Even these allies might not be enough. Their enemy, the zealot Bartholomew Claver, wields infernal powers bestowed on him by a mysterious demonic patron. If Vonvalt and Helena are to stand against him, they will need friends on both sides of the mortal plane—but such allegiances carry a heavy price.

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