Handpicked Kindle Books for Mar 27 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Fantasy Friday

Here are our free eBook picks for Friday, March 27. Today we’re featuring free books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

The Nebula Fortrex by Edmond J. C. Mahony

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YA

Arthur joins HERO, otherwise known as the HElipolis RObotics Space Agency, becoming the pilot of a giant robot, The Nebula Fortrex. Using the robot as a time machine, he must travel back to World War II to find and retrieve the powerful Golden Breastplate. Meanwhile, Arthur must come to terms with the discovery that he is a cyborg – a cyborg with exceptional powers.Genre: SF/FantasyAge: YA/CrossoverSub Genres: Action / Adventure, Humor, Time Travel, World War II, Androids and Robots, Coming of Age, Mystery & Magic Realism… (more)

The Tree Beasts by E.R. Fallon

Genre(s): Fantasy, Thriller

On the small island of Blackthorn, known for its forbidding trees that look like exotic, menacing beasts and also a bit like several missing children, Paul Gold, one of two identical twin boys, vanishes. He seemingly visits his younger sister Katie, who isn’t certain if her brother’s a ghost, or something else. When Katie embarks on her first love affair with a handsome, wealthy boy named Julian Bloomfield, she doesn’t realize her mother Victoria suspects Julian had something to do with Paul’s disappearance. At the same time Victoria starts to believe she is seeing Paul again here and there on… (more)

Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel

Genre(s): Sci-fi

2014 National Book Award FinalistA New York Times BestsellerAn audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in… (more)

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Genre(s): Fantasy

Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis (“noble dragon” for those who don’t understand italics) has appeared in Discworld’s greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all… ). How did it get there? How is the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of… (more)

The Way Into Magic: Book Two of The Great Way by Harry Connolly

Genre(s): Fantasy

BOOK TWO OF THE GREAT WAY: Having lost the prince to the madness of The Blessing, Tejohn and Cazia are the only people who know of his plan to retrieve a secret spell that might, just might, turn the tide of battle against the grunts.But Tejohn’s body is broken, and Cazia has been stripped of her magic. Worse, both are being held captive: Tejohn faces charges of treason in the lands where he was born. On the other side of the continent, Cazia is a prisoner of the Tilkilit queen, a creature with a desperate, deadly plan.While they… (more)

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Genre(s): Fantasy

Brandon Sanderson, fantasy’s newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn.For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the “Sliver… (more)

Disenchanted by Robert Kroese

Genre(s): Fantasy

Robert Kroese’s Disenchanted comes fully loaded with the wit and charm of The Princess Bride and a sense of humor all its own. This clever take on the traditional fantasy includes footnotes that keep the narrator honest, a cast of characters that resembles something out of the Island of Misfit Toys, and a fantastic setting filled with words and names that test pronunciation skills.Being assassinated doesn’t have many upsides, so when King Boric is felled by a traitor, the king comforts himself with the knowledge that, like all great warriors, he will spend eternity carousing in the Hall of… (more)

Breakers by Edward W. Robertson

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn’t the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned… (more)

The Cryo Killer: A Thrilling Sci-fi Short by Jason Werbeloff

Genre(s): Sci-fi

At Life Extensions Ltd we guarantee that your death will be painless, or your money back when you’re thawed. And the Cryo Bureau? They won’t suspect a thing…The Cryo Killer is a thrilling sci-fi short that will convince you not to step into the freezer quite yet.—–Categories: sci fi thriller, hardboiled mysteries, murder mystery and suspense, sci fi short stories, metaphysical kindle books, philosophical novels, witty humor… (more)

The Shadow Of What Was Lost by James Islington

Genre(s): Fantasy

will appeal not only to The Wheel of Time readers, but to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding.” – Fantasy FactionIt has been twenty years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs – once thought of almost as gods – were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs’ fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion’s Four Tenets. A representation of these laws is… (more)

The Boy who Lit up the Sky by J. Naomi Ay

Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-fi

Lydia Kalila, the Princess Royal of Mishnah, is forced into marriage with the son of her country’s mortal enemy for the sole purpose of producing an heir.Duty comes before personal choice for a princess, especially when her country has been at war for more than a thousand years.Lydia’s pregnancy removes her brother and new husband from their respective lines of succession, placing her yet unborn infant at the head of both queues.No one is happy about this, especially Lydia who dies during childbirth from wounds caused by the talon-like toenails of her very strange newborn son.Grief stricken at… (more)

The Settlers: Book 1 of The Movement Trilogy by Jason Gurley

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Jason Gurley will be a household name one day.” … Hugh HoweyBook 1 of The Movement TrilogyEarth is on the brink of ruin. Great storms destroy cities. Rising seas reshape the continents. Afraid for its survival, mankind constructs a fleet of space stations in orbit, and steps off-world.Among the humans fighting for their future are Micah Sparrow, a widower who uncovers a plot to return mankind to the dark ages; Tasneem Kyoh, who undergoes life-extension treatments and begins the search for humanity’s next home; and David Dewbury, a prodigy who believes he knows where that home… (more)

A Far Far Better Thing by S.B.K. Burns

Genre(s): Romance, Sci-fi

Kira, a psychic, a vampire–one of the good ones–has been a very bad girl. She’s run away from the protection of Maxwell, her guardian android, got herself pregnant by a human, and now she wants Max to lie about it.But androids don’t lie. And if he told the truth to protect her, he’d be dismantled, executed for not properly fulfilling his duties.Secretly designed as a fully functioning human with supernatural powers, Max has been a very bad android. He’s lied to everyone about everything he is, especially the truth about Kira. If he tells the truth… (more)

The Key: Part One by Pauline Baird Jones

Genre(s): Sci-fi

This book is the first part of my complete and published novel, THE KEY.)Dream Realm Award Winner, 2007; Bronze IPPIE, Independent Publisher Book AwardsA science fiction/action adventure romance novelIn Part One:Spunky US Top Gun pilot, Sara Donavan’s blasting aliens when she crashes on a deserted planet. Well, almost deserted, another stranded pilot, a seriously hot alien, Kiernan Fyn, rescues Sara and takes her to his cave. When Sara’s crew finds her, she returns Fyn’s favor and takes him back with her to the huge U S spaceship she calls home. Though he fits in well… (more)

Archangel by Amy Cross

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller

Sometimes scientific discovers are forgotten. Sometimes it’s better that way… ”One hundred and fifty years apart, two men are attacked and killed in exactly the same part of exactly the same church. The only thing linking the incidents is the fact that in both cases, eyewitnesses reported seeing an angel.Although he’s familiar with many of London’s more bizarre inhabitants, Robinson is certain of one thing: angels aren’t real. He’s frustrated, then, when he finds he can’t disprove multiple sightings of deadly, winged figures across the city. And when one of the creatures attacks an underground train, Robinson realizes that… (more)

The Void Threatens by Connor M. Donovan

Genre(s): Fantasy

The Void Threatens is a fantasy novel of epic proportions where impossible cities exist and violent racism thrives. Slavery plagues the land and a mysterious people threaten the fate of an entire world. The first novel in the People of Vapor series,The Void Threatens is a tale about overcoming darkness and evil that exists both on the outside and within. Written in the vein of classic high fantasy novels like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Wheel of Time, The Void Threatens is a dark and intriguing tale done in a creative and entertaining… (more)

Rise of the Halfling by Jennifer Putnam

Genre(s): Fantasy

Allorah lives in a time where humans are a dwindling species and a darkness is growing over the land. After her father succumbs to the evil beyond the valley, she sets out on a journey to save humankind, but also finds out that she is not only half elf, but the heir to the Elven throne.Allorah struggles to bridle her own passion for adventure and finds herself nave against the evils of the land and feels obligated to save the humans that she so dearly loves. She also befriends a grand Dragon named Hera who becomes her eyes and… (more)

The Lost Command by Vaughn Heppner

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Starship Victory–a faithful alien spacecraft guarding its shattered system for ten thousand years–agreed to come to Earth. Now, Captain Maddox and his crew have a new assignment. They must find Professor Ludendorff before the New Men do. The New Men need Ludendorff’s help so they can capture the alien starship. Maddox needs the neglected super-weapons repaired so he can rescue a Star Watch fleet trapped deep in enemy territory.But time is running out for the stranded, battered fleet. They’re low on food, fuel and missiles. Worse for Maddox, Meta is missing, kidnapped by the enemy, while… (more)