A new month, a new set of releases. There are 4 books that are coming out this month that I am excited about. I am hoping to try to lower my TBR pile this year, so here is to hoping that if I get any of these I read them right away, lol.
January 4, 2022
Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 6 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi
(Moriarty the Patriot #6)
Manga, Sherlockian, Mystery
The untold story of Sherlock Holmes’ greatest rival, Moriarty!
Before he was Sherlock Holmes’s rival, William James Moriarty fought against the unfair class caste system in London by making sure corrupt nobility got their comeuppance. But even the most well-intentioned plans can spin out of control—will his dream of a more just and equal world turn him into a hero…or a monster?
In order to negotiate with Irene Adler in secret, Count Albert Moriarty arranges a masquerade ball at Buckingham Palace. What is the secret contained in the documents Miss Adler stole? And what is she really after? The Lord of Crime, the Great Detective, and the Beautiful Thief battle it out in the shadows of the elegant ball while the fate of the country rests in their hands.
The Starless Crown by James Rollins
(Moon Fall #1)
A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death.
Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts:
A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home.
A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother’s shadow and claims a purpose of his own.
An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact – one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe.
On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.
But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.
WHO WILL CLAIM THE STARLESS CROWN?
January 11, 2022
Mao, Vol. 3 by Rumiko Takahashi
Exorcise your destiny in an era-spanning supernatural adventure from manga legend Rumiko Takahashi!
Teenage Nanoka travels back in time to early 19th-century Japan and meets teenage exorcist Mao. What is the thread of fate that connects them? Together, they seek answers…and kick some demon butt along the way!
The battle rages on as Byoki tries to grasp the once-in-a-millennium opportunity to take over Mao’s body. Nanoka witnesses the accident that orphaned her unfold, and suspicion falls on her present-day guardians. Can her beloved grandfather and Uozumi be trusted? What about Mao, who has no memory of his actions when in his hybrid form? Then, young women start disappearing in Taisho era Kyoto. Who is the prime suspect?
January 18, 2022
Engines of Empire by Richard S. Ford
(The Age of Uprising #1)
This epic fantasy tells the tales of clashing Guilds, magic-fueled machines, intrigue and revolution—and the one family that stands between an empire’s salvation or destruction.
The nation of Torwyn is run on the power of industry, and industry is run by the Guilds. Chief among them are the Hawkspurs, and their responsibility is to keep the gears of the empire turning. It’s exactly why matriarch Rosomon Hawkspur sends each of her heirs to the far reaches of the nation.
Conall, the eldest son, is sent to the distant frontier to earn his stripes in the military. It is here that he faces a threat he could have never seen coming: the first rumblings of revolution.
Tyreta’s sorcerous connection to the magical resource of pyrstone that fuels the empire’s machines makes her a perfect heir–in theory. While Tyreta hopes that she might shirk her responsibilities during her journey one of Torwyn’s most important pyrestone mines, she instead finds the dark horrors of industry that the empire would prefer to keep hidden.
The youngest, Fulren, is a talented artificer, and finds himself acting as consort to a foreign emissary. Soon after, he is framed for a crime he never committed. A crime that could start a war.
As each of the Hawkspurs grapple with the many threats that face the nation within and without, they must finally prove themselves worthy–or their empire will fall apart.
Are there any books that you are looking forward to this month?