For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s best science fiction & fantasy books.
Dragon Road, by Joseph Brassey
(May 1, Angry Robot—Paperback)
Brassey returns to the world of Skyfarer, the city-sized ship Iseult, and the story of portal mage Harkon, his apprentice Aimee de Laurent, and new recruit Elias. The ship needs to appoint a new captain, but no single candidate in the officer’s court has enough support, so Harkon is called in to render. Politics in the court are ruthless and complicated, and their task is made more ominous by Elias’ dark dreams of an ancient terror slowly making its way through the ship, intent on sending millions of people to their deaths. ...