New Release Books by Katherine Arden

Katherine Arden is the author of Empty Smiles (2022), Dark Waters (2021), Dead Voices (2020), The Bear and The Nightingale (2020), The Girl in The Tower (2020) and other 5 books.

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Empty Smiles

release date: Aug 09, 2022
Empty Smiles
New York Times bestselling author Katherine thrills once again in the finale to the critically acclaimed, spook-tacular quartet that began with Small Spaces. It''s been three months since Ollie made a deal with the smiling man to save her friends'' lives and vanished without a trace. Coco, Brian, and Phil are beginning to worry if they''ll ever see Ollie again when they find a mysterious note, possibly from Ollie, on a poster for a traveling carnival set to arrive in town. With their clue in hand, the friends attempt to track Ollie down at the carnival, but the sinister clowns running the show have alternate, horrifying plans and suddenly no one is safe. With only one way to get Ollie back and to save their town for good, Coco and Brian must play the smiling man''s games one last time, but they only have until sunrise--or game over.

Dark Waters

release date: Aug 10, 2021
Dark Waters
An Indie Bestseller! Filled with chills and spooks galore, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden’s latest installment in the creep-tastic Small Spaces Quartet is sure to haunt. Until next time. That was chilling promise made to Ollie, Coco and Brian after they outsmarted the smiling man at Mount Hemlock Resort. And as the trio knows, the smiling man always keeps his promises. So when the lights flicker on and off at Brian''s family''s inn and a boom sounds at the door, there''s just one visitor it could be. Only, there''s no one there, just a cryptic note left outside signed simply as —S. The smiling man loves his games and it seems a new one is afoot. But first, the three friends will have to survive a group trip to Lake Champlain where it''s said Vermont''s very own Loch Ness monster lives. When they’re left shipwrecked on an island haunted by a monster on both land and sea, Brian''s survival instincts kick in and it''s up to him to help everyone work together and find a way to escape. One thing is for sure, the smiling man is back and he wants a rematch. And this time Brian is ready to play.

Dead Voices

release date: Jun 30, 2020
Dead Voices
New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces. Now in paperback. Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to settle for hot chocolate and board games by the fire. Ollie, Coco, and Brian are determined to make the best of being snowed in, but odd things keep happening. Coco is convinced she has seen a ghost, and Ollie is having nightmares about frostbitten girls pleading for help. Then Mr. Voland, a mysterious ghost hunter, arrives in the midst of the storm to investigate the hauntings at Hemlock Lodge. Ollie, Coco, and Brian want to trust him, but Ollie''s watch, which once saved them from the smiling man, has a new cautionary message: BEWARE. With Mr. Voland''s help, Ollie, Coco, and Brian reach out to the dead voices at Mount Hemlock. Maybe the ghosts need their help--or maybe not all ghosts can or should be trusted. Dead Voices is a terrifying follow-up to Small Spaces with thrills and chills galore and the captive foreboding of a classic ghost story.

The Bear and The Nightingale

release date: Jan 30, 2020
The Bear and The Nightingale
_____________________________ Beware the evil in the woods... In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church. But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods. . . Atmospheric and enchanting, with an engrossing adventure at its core, The Bear and the Nightingale is perfect for readers of Naomi Novik''s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern''s The Night Circus, and Philip Pullman''s His Dark Materials. _____________________________ Now with over 100 5* reviews, readers are spellbound by this magical story: ''This book stayed with me, I didn''t want it to end'' ''A beautifully written story'' ''An entrancing story, which swept me up from the very first chapter'' ''Full of magic'' _____________________________ Make sure you''ve read all the books in the acclaimed Winternight Trilogy 1. The Bear and the Nightingale 2. The Girl in the Tower 3. The Winter of the Witch

The Girl in The Tower

release date: Jan 30, 2020
The Girl in The Tower
For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic. . . The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse. Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior''s training, recognises this ''boy'' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical. . . A spellbinding fairytale full of magic and wonder, perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern''s The Night Circus and Philip Pullman''s His Dark Materials. *Make sure you''ve read all the books in the Winternight Trilogy* 1. The Bear and the Nightingale 2. The Girl in the Tower 3. The Winter of the Witch

The Winter of the Witch

release date: Jan 08, 2019
The Winter of the Witch
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen. “A tale both intimate and epic, featuring a heroine whose harrowing and wondrous journey culminates in an emotionally resonant finale.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF THE DECADE Vasilisa Petrovna is an unforgettable heroine determined to forge her own path. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all. Praise for The Winter of the Witch “Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good—it’s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favorites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to fourteenth-century Moscow, where old gods and new vie for the soul of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl’s slender shoulders. Prepare to have your heart ripped out, loaned back to you full of snow and magic, and ripped out some more.”—Laini Taylor “Luxuriously detailed yet briskly suspenseful . . . a striking literary fantasy informed by Arden’s deep knowledge.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Small Spaces

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Small Spaces
New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn''t think—she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she''s been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn''t have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they''ll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie''s previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN. Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver''s warning. As the trio head out into the woods—bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them—the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: "Avoid large places. Keep to small." And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

2017 Del Rey Sampler

release date: Jun 20, 2017
2017 Del Rey Sampler
Discover the best in science fiction and fantasy with the 2017 Del Rey ebook sampler! 2017 is shaping up to a big year. Kevin Hearne, who remixed our myths in The Iron Druid Chronicles, kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new lore. A sentient social network aspires to world domination in a diabolical satire of Silicon Valley. A persecuted princess returns to her magical homeland in an enchanting debut novel. And in an wild new vision of reincarnation, one man waits ten thousand lifetimes for his true love: Death herself. But 2017 will also be a big year for next chapters and long-awaited endings. With The Core, the final book in The Demon Cycle, looming, now is the perfect time to rediscover Peter V. Brett’s The Warded Man. Alan Dean Foster’s For Love of Mother-Not will prepare you for the triumphant return of Pip and Flinx in Strange Music. And Terry Brooks, one of the all-time masters of fantasy, sets in motion the epic four-part conclusion to his beloved Shannara saga. Plus, discover new series that are quickly becoming fan favorites: Cold Welcome is the warm-up for Into the Fire; Sleeping Giants sounds the alarm for Waking Gods; Gilded Cage unleashes Tarnished City; and The Bear and the Nightingale sets the scene for The Girl in the Tower. This sensational ebook sampler includes excerpts from eleven recent and upcoming titles: AFTER ON by Rob Reid THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden THE BLACK ELFSTONE by Terry Brooks COLD WELCOME by Elizabeth Moon FOR LOVE OF MOTHER-NOT by Alan Dean Foster GILDED CAGE by Vic James A PLAGUE OF GIANTS by Kevin Hearne REINCARNATION BLUES by Michael Poore SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel THE WAKING LAND by Callie Bates THE WARDED MAN by Peter V. Brett

2016 Del Rey Sampler

release date: Apr 11, 2016
2016 Del Rey Sampler
What’s on the horizon for 2016 and beyond? Find out in this annual ebook sampler of excerpts from some of Del Rey’s most exciting science fiction and fantasy titles! Inside are a slew of iconic authors and brands. Michael J. Sullivan, the author of the Riyria series, kicks off an original five-book saga. Elizabeth Moon revisits her classic military sci-fi epic Vatta’s War with a new standalone novel. Science Fiction Hall of Famer Connie Willis returns with a satire of love and (mis)communication. China Miéville, one of the most consistently original voices in any genre, presents a brilliant work of alternate history. And a bold era of World of Warcraft storytelling begins with a tale of justice and vengeance. Here, too, are emerging voices and incredible new visions. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, a young girl tries to protect her family from terrifying fairy tales come to life. In Kolkata, India, a college professor learns of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts. An ordinary family in England undertakes a ten-year period of servitude to a ruling class endowed with powerful magic. A contestant on a reality TV show, cut off from all outside contact, learns that the real world may have changed in terrifying ways. A young man with inexplicable powers is recruited by a secret training program at West Point. And in South Dakota, a child falls through the earth—only to wake up in the palm of a giant metal hand. This marvelous ebook sampler contains excerpts from eleven recent and upcoming works: AGE OF MYTH by Michael J. Sullivan THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden COLD WELCOME by Elizabeth Moon CROSSTALK by Connie Willis THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das GILDED CAGE by Vic James THE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS by China Miéville THE LAST ONE by Alexandra Oliva THE POINT by John Dixon SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ILLIDAN by William King
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