In the last few years, a few SFF authors who were on hiatus have come out with new books or new series. These are some I'm thrilled about, how about you? Read more on Riffle
The Waters Rising: A Novel (Plague of Angels series Book 2) by Sheri S. Tepper
A Tepper novel gave this list its title. Waters Rising and a new book, Fish Tales, make a trilogy with Plague Angels, and tie back into the True Game series. Tepper is one of the most interesting writers out there, and her book Beauty is an example of a perfect novel. Watch her virtuosity in the True Game series, where she tells the same events from different points of view in different trilogies--and pulls it off!
1 / 6
Fool's Assassin: Book I of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Well, my review is elsewhere (it's good). But do read the Farseer Trilogy and the Tawny Man trilogy beforehand, so you'll have the backstory. <3
2 / 6
Mirror Sight (Green Rider Book 5) by Kristen Britain
Ok, I did not realize I had waited 4-5 years in between the other books, too, and this latest has only been a year! It's got a country girl and a horse, but the story has long diverted and delighted and is not a Valdemar wannabe, has its own glories.
3 / 6
Oath of Fealty (Legend of Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon
I believe the current trend was started by Elizabeth Moon going back to the Paks legend, and it being a success. Love love love all her books. High fantasy with a former soldier's understanding of war and a hint (or sledgehammer, I guess) of the numinous.
4 / 6
The Vastalimi Gambit (Cutter's Wars) by Steve Perry
The Man Who Never Missed, it's not. But this one is better, and we might eventually get some books that will live in our hearts as that series does.
5 / 6
The Merchant Emperor: The Symphony of Ages by Elizabeth Haydon
The Symphony of Ages is another great series refreshed by this new addition. I can hardly wait to get to it!
6 / 6