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Aconyte Books Best of 2020

A World Expanding Fiction Chapter Sampler

Explore Aconyte's world expanding fiction ranges with these opening excerpts from the epic fantasy realms of Legend of the Five Rings and Descent: Journeys in the Dark, the eldritch adventure of Arkham Horror, and deep space opera from Twilight Imperium

Featuring excerpts from:

Wrath of N’kai by Josh Reynolds
An international thief of esoteric artifacts stumbles onto a nightmarish cult in 1920s New England, in the first Arkham Horror novel.

The Doom of Fallowhearth by Robbie MacNiven
Legendary heroes battle the undead and dark sorcery, in the epic world of adventure, Descent: Journeys in the Dark.

Curse of Honor by David Annandale
The reckless pursuit of honor exposes an empire to demonic invasion, in the realms of Legend of the Five Rings.

The Fractured Void by Tim Pratt
A brave starship crew are drawn into the schemes of interplanetary powers competing for galactic domination, in the space opera universe of Twilight Imperium.

The Last Ritual by S A Sidor
A mad surrealist’s art threatens to rip open the fabric of reality, in this twisted tale of Arkham Horror.

Poison River by Josh Reynolds
A charming slacker aristocrat discovers a talent for detection and a web of conspiracies, in Legend of the Five Rings’ Emerald Empire.

JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

ROBBIE MACNIVEN is a Highlands-native History graduate from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several novels and many short stories for the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar universe, and the narrative for HiRez Studio’s Smite Blitz RPG.

DAVID ANNANDALE is a lecturer at a Canadian university on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games. He is the author of many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 universe, and a co-host of the Hugo Award-nominated podcast Skiffy and Fanty.

TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, and scores of short stories. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor.

S A SIDOR is the author of four dark crime thrillers and more recently two splendid supernatural-pulp adventures, Fury From the Tomb and The Beast of Nightfall Lodge. He lives near Chicago with his family.

Wrath of N’kai is yet more evidence, were it needed, that Reynolds is the reigning master of the occult detective genre. There is no one who does it better, and Wrath of N’kai should take pride of place in anyone’s occult horror collection.”

– – SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“[Curse of Honor is] A fantastic story that manages to be both accessible for readers who know nothing about the setting as well as engaging for long time fans.”

– – Imperial Advisor: The L5R LCG Show

“[The Fractured Void is] Fast-paced adventure.”

– – Tim Frankovich

“You pick it [The Doom of Fallowhearth] up and start it thinking it’s gonna be just a pulpy fantasy adventure. But it’s not, it’s deeply emotional and shows that a good writer and make a familiar and well trod genre, fresh and invigorating. Solid ?????.”

– – Big Geordie Geek

“[The Last Ritual] would make a wonderful TV serial, akin to the recent Lovecraft Country. I enjoyed my time in this strange land immensely, and am looking forward very much to the next titles in the series. Absolutely recommended.”
 

– – The Catbox

“The single best Legend of the Five Rings novel… Poison River was an excellent read. The protagonist is interesting, the conspiracy he investigates is coherent, and his adventure riveting.”

– – Strange Assembly