New This Month from Del Rey Spectra – April 2011

 

Check out the hot titles premiering this month from Del Rey, Spectra, and Lucas Books!

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allies

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies by Christie Golden
978-0-345-50915-4
LucasBooks Mass Market – 4/26/11

Only one thing could unite the forces of Jedi and Sith: an enemy far deadlier than both.

What began as a quest for truth has become a struggle for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. They have used the secrets of the Mind Walkers to speak with the spirits of the fallen, risking their lives in the process. They have faced a team of Sith assassins and beaten the odds to destroy them. And now the death squad’s sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, has summoned an entire fleet of Sith frigates to engage the embattled father and son. But the dark warriors come bearing a surprising proposition that will bring Jedi and Sith together in an unprecedented alliance against an adversary more ancient and alien than they can imagine. For in the treacherous web of black holes that is the Maw, the Skywalkers and their Sith allies will have to fight an unimaginable evil, and Luke will be rocked by a staggering truth.

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godess

The Hidden Goddess by M.K. Hobson
978-0-553-59266-5
Spectra Paperback – 4/26/11

In a brilliant mix of magic, history, and romance, M. K. Hobson moves her feisty young Witch, Emily Edwards, from the Old West of 1876 to turn-of-the-nineteenth-century New York City, whose polished surfaces conceal as much danger as anything west of the Rockies.

Like it or not, Emily has fallen in love with Dreadnought Stanton, a New York Warlock as irresistible as he is insufferable. Newly engaged, she now must brave Dreadnought’s family and the magical elite of the nation’s wealthiest city. Not everyone is pleased with the impending nuptials, especially Emily’s future mother-in-law, a sociopathic socialite. But there are greater challenges still: confining couture, sinister Russian scientists, and a deathless Aztec goddess who dreams of plunging the world into apocalypse. With all they must confront, do Emily and Dreadnought have any hope of a happily-ever-after?

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craft

The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton
978-0-345-51116-4
LucasBooks Trade Paperback – 3/29/11

GIVE IN TO THE POWER OF THE CRAFTY SIDE

Chewbacca Sock Puppets. Ewok Flower Vases. AT-AT Herb Gardens. With The Star Wars Craft Book, fans of all ages and skill levels can bring the best of the galaxy far, far away right into their own homes. Fully illustrated, this guide features a variety of fun and original projects. With easy step-by-step instructions, The Star Wars Craft Book is a joyful and entertaining way for you and your friends to bring many beloved elements of Star Wars to life! (No midi-chlorians required!)

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river

The River of Shadows by Robert V. S. Redick
978-0-345-52382-2
Del Rey Trade Paperback – 4/19/11

In the gripping sequel to Robert V. S. Redick’s acclaimed epic fantasy novels The Red Wolf Conspiracy and The Ruling Sea, the crew of the vast, ancient ship Chathrand have reached the shores of the legendary southern empire of Bali Adro. Many have died in the crossing, and the alliance of rebels, led by the tarboy Pazel Pathkendle and the warrior Thasha Isiq, has faced death, betrayal, and darkest magic. But nothing has prepared them for the radically altered face of humanity in the South.

Brimming with high adventure, dark enchantment, and unforgettable characters, The River of Shadows deftly secures Redick’s place in the ranks of epic fantasy’s most original and enthralling storytellers.

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supervillains

Will Supervillains Be on the Final? by Naomi Novik
978-0-345-51656-5
Del Rey Trade Paperback – 4/26/11

HEROISM 101

As universities go, Liberty Vocational is the private college of choice for budding superheroes learning to master their extraordinary powers for the good of humankind. But for sixteen-year-old Leah Taymore, just making her way through classes without incident is shaping up to be a superhuman task. Star struck by legendary ex-hero turned student advisor Calvin Washington, petrified by ultrastrict dean Dr. Santos, and tongue-tied over her supercool (and handsome) classmate Paul Lyman, timid Leah fears that even her ability to manipulate atoms won’t be enough to survive the rigors of L.V.—and become a full-fledged defender of all that is right. But the real test of her mettle is yet to come, in the form of infamous supervillain Bane, who has infiltrated Liberty with a sinister plan to bring down the best and brightest heroes of tomorrow before they even take flight.

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retribution

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
978-0-345-52251-1
Spectra Trade Paperback – 4/26/11

Sky piracy is a bit out of Darian Frey’s league. Fate has not been kind to the captain of the airship Ketty Jay—or his motley crew. They are all running from something. Crake is a daemonist in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and burdened by guilt. Jez is the new navigator, desperate to keep her secret from the rest of the crew. Malvery is a disgraced doctor, drinking himself to death. So when an opportunity arises to steal a chest of gems from a vulnerable airship, Frey can’t pass it up. It’s an easy take—and the payoff will finally make him a rich man.

But when the attack goes horribly wrong, Frey suddenly finds himself the most wanted man in Vardia, trailed by bounty hunters, the elite Century Knights, and the dread queen of the skies, Trinica Dracken. Frey realizes that they’ve been set up to take a fall but doesn’t know the endgame. And the ultimate answer for captain and crew may lie in the legendary hidden pirate town of Retribution Falls. That’s if they can get there without getting blown out of the sky.

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The following eBooks are also on sale this month:

The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons
978-0-307-78190-1 – Spectra – 3/30/11

Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons
978-0-307-78187-1 – Spectra – 4/13/11

The Postman by David Brin
978-0-307-57501-2 – Spectra – 4/6/11

An Emperor for the Legion by Harry Turtledove
978-0-307-78984-6 – Del Rey – 4/6/11

The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
978-0-307-79235-8 – Del Rey – 4/20/11

Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
978-0-307-79236-5 – Del Rey – 4/13/11

The Secret of the Unicorn Queen, Vol. 1 by Josepha Sherman and Gwen Hansen
978-0-307-79237-2 – Del Rey – 4/13/11

The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
978-0-307-79240-2 – Spectra – 4/13/11

Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
978-0-307-79241-9 – Spectra – 4/13/11

Magnificat by Julian May
978-0-307-77610-5 – Del Rey – 4/20/11

Diamond Mask by Julian May
978-0-307-77613-6 – Del Rey – 4/20/11

Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
978-0-307-77609-9 – Del Rey – 4/27/11

The White Tribunal by Paula Volsky
978-0-307-78426-1 – Spectra – 4/27/11