Plan your reading schedule around these upcoming Candlemark & Gleam releases!
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To Shape the Dark
ed. Athena Andreadis
This spring, the editor of the acclaimed The Other Half of the Sky brings forth a stunning new anthology, shining a light on the women scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others crafting all our myriad possible futures.
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Being a private investigator ain’t all it’s cracked up to be—especially when you spend most of your time looking for missing kids and trying not to get turned into something that goes bump in the night instead of making time with femme fatales. But hey, it’s a living. And there’s never a shortage of work for the last human detective in a city of monsters.
Right now, Nick Moss has three cases: tracking a missing girl, a young woman, and a toad, not necessarily in that order. The deeper he gets, the more troubling connections he finds—to his past, to some of the most dangerous monsters in the city, and to places he hoped he’d never have to go.
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The year is 1880. During the reign of Catherine the Great, the Ottoman Empire bought the allegiance of the dragons–and since that fatal year, the Tarasov family has stood guard on the disputed borderlands.
But the bloodthirsty dragons they’ve feared and fought all their lives aren’t what they seem, and neither are the humans around them, friend and foe alike.
Splintered by internal strife, hounded by interlopers, and beset by Turkish forces, the Tarasov family must overcome their bad blood–or tear each other apart.
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Peter Chang is an unassuming young man from San Francisco who wonders how he got the stockbroker job he is so obviously unqualified for. One night, his boss’ daughter emerges from the wall in his office, pursued by killers. Smitten, Peter helps her escape — and the life he understands disappears as he is snatched from one alternate timeline to another.
Nikki Varian is a bohemian rebel whose overbearing father uses his time-traveling power to create alternate timelines and exploit them for profit. But when the old man is murdered, her quest to find his killers and preserve what is left of her family leads her to the horrifying truth: that alternate timelines can be destroyed as well as created.
When Nikki is captured by the survivors of her father’s xenophobic extermination campaign, Peter must discover his own mysterious power in order to save her. Together, Nikki and Peter must find a way to make peace with her father’s implacable enemies — or the timeline that they both call home will be the first of many to unravel.
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Ben is stuck. His parents’ divorce left him trapped in a backwater town, the locals all suck (except for his classmate Ella), and he’s just been caught breaking into a fairly big corporation’s servers and they’re probably going to try him as an adult.
Ella is also stuck. A vengeful ex-lover left her trapped in a backwater world, the locals all suck, and she has no way back home to the Well, the vast bottomless pit lined with doors to countless realities.
A lucky accident (not so lucky for Ben) frees Ella and now they’re both in the Well, with its invisible lizards, cities hung from cats’-cradles and Library made of sand.
Ella wants revenge. Ben wants a way home. The awakening of an ancient threat to the Well puts both their plans on hold. On the run, their only allies a clockwork spider and a girl made of iron, they’ll have to work together to save Ben’s world and all the others.
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