5 New Fantasy Books to Read That Launch in Summer 2019

If you’re searching for amazing new fantasy books to read, look no further! These five action-packed fantasy novels could be your next favorite story.

Here are five new fantasy books to read in 2019:

This list only includes new fantasy books to read that aren’t sequels. That way, each gives you the chance to discover a great new series as well.

And for a quick summary, here’s a comparison between the five novels.

A Tale of Stars and Shadow by Lisa Cassidy


Can a broken warrior and a lost criminal find hope in a world of darkness?

Dumnorix princess and born warrior, Talyn Dynan was the finest fighter of her generation. With her Callanan partner at her side, she was invincible, reckless, a death-knell to their enemies.

But after her partner is torn away from her, Talyn is left broken, wracked with guilt and unable to regain the confidence she once had.

Could an unexpected mission to the mysterious country of Mithranar, home of the magical winged folk, be the thing that saves her? Or will the danger and secrets she finds there finally break her completely?

The Shadowhawk lives a life in the shadows. Constantly hunted for his criminal exploits, yet desperate to help the human folk of Mithranar who are oppressed by their winged folk rulers, he haunts the streets of Dock City.

The arrival of a foreign warrior threatens to upset the carefully balanced life he leads, but when she begins to offer a hope for the humans he’s only ever dreamed of, can he risk trusting her?

And unbeknownst to both, a mysterious foe stalks the dark corners of Dock City. One that answers to a single purpose…


What Do Pre-Release Reviewers Say?

Goodreads Rating: 4.71

Most Common Rating: 5

Release Date: June 19th, 2019

Shadow of the Overlord by Kevin Potter


A heroine no one knows they need. A reluctant warrior with a dark secret. A crumbling kingdom on the brink of war.

Taliesimon has always dreamed of being the first female Dragoon warrior, but the commander and his lackeys will do anything to ensure she fails. 

An itinerant sell-sword, William’s life is nothing like he imagined. His two greatest enemies are the bottle, which he takes no pains to avoid, and his past, which he avoids at all costs.

When the king mysteriously disappears, the kingdom teeters on the verge of collapse. If neither he nor his estranged son, the prince, can be found, the kingdom will fall into the hands of a brilliant mastermind working from the shadows.

As an unknown threat rises, a violent raid brings William and Taliesimon together in an uneasy alliance with tremendous potential for disaster.With enemies on all sides, can they put their differences aside in time to save humanity from a brutal war unlike anything the world has ever seen? 

What Do Pre-Release Reviewers Say?

Goodreads Rating: 4.64

Most Common Rating: 5

Release Date: May 25th, 2019

Dragon Games by Marisa Claire


Heed the call, Survive the Games.

Dragons have been summoning riders for generations. The call is so powerful that no one can resist. The only way to stop the calling is to trek up the treacherous Drakken Peak to confront your destiny.

Dima Marren is a simple peasant from the small village of Pithe in the Darkken Empire. Her life was never meant to amount to anything, until she hears the Call of the Dragons. Honor and wealth await, if she can survive what’s to come.

If chosen, riders must attend the Legion Academy and take part in the deadly Dragon Games – a brutal competition designed to cull the weak.

On her quest, Dima meets Arlen, a gorgeous but infuriating Noble Rider who reveals the truth about the academy and games. Despite hating one another, they will need each other to survive what’s to come.

If she can trust him, the truth will change everything. 

What Do Pre-Release Reviewers Say?

Goodreads Rating: 3.93

Most Common Rating: 5

Release Date: May 20th, 2019

Sword of Honor by Thea Atkinson


A magic sword. A world divided. A legendary King.

This is no Camelot and Skye is no Guinevere, but the world is dark and divided, and it does need a hero. 

With the government burying itself in bunkers underground and technology lost to all but a sacred few, it seems hope of that hero grows dimmer. Skye has been waiting for a champion to come ever since brigands destroyed her home and sent her running into the hands of a despot. 

…But that same despot is searching for a weapon of incredible magic. 

And he’s looking for Skye. 

Time is running out. 

It’s time to act and Skye is ready to fight. Even if it means taking possession of a sword possessed of magic both terrible and frightening. A sword offered by a powerful sorcerer who wants to put it into her hands. 

A sword that turns her into that hero. 

But does she have what it takes to wield its power without losing herself to it? Or will her hesitation cost the nation in blood? 

What Do Pre-Release Reviewers Say?

Goodreads Rating: 4.17

Most Common Rating: 5

Release Date: May 28th, 2019

The Black Egg by James E. Wisher


Yaz loves dragons.

Unfortunately, only the greatest warriors in Dragonsipre Village become dragonriders.

A runt like him doesn’t qualify.

Since the village won’t give him a dragon to ride, he’s determined to find an egg to hatch and train the dragon himself. Yaz and his new friend Brigid set out on a dragon hunt.

But the wider world holds many dangers, sinister secrets, and mysteries best forgotten.

Can Yaz and Brigid survive long enough to find an egg?

Unknown to Yaz, a dark force is gathering to threaten all he holds dear.Finding a dragon egg might be the least of his problems.

What Do Pre-Release Reviewers Say?

Goodreads Rating: 4.24

Most Common Rating: 5

Release Date: June 1st, 2019

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