Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 2 Judged by Their Covers

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

Here are our eBook picks for Friday, December 2. Today we’re featuring books in the fantasy/horror/sci-fi genres.

The Honor of the Queen by David Weber

Genre(s): Sci-fi

It’s hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as the necessary prelude to conquest, and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That’s why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the so-called “Republic” of Haven–and the planet Grayson is just the right strategic place to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty’s Foreign Office had overlooked a “minor cultural difference” when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet Grayson are without rank or rights; Honor’s very presence is an intolerable affront to… (more)

Elf Saga: Doomsday by Joseph Robert Lewis

Genre(s): Fantasy

As Jenavelle and her companions search for a way to stop the coming dragon apocalypse, they are trapped in a town full of giant vermin and deformed peasants, but Jena has no patience for classic fantasy dilemmas. She’s seen this song and dance a dozen times, and knows exactly how to handle monsters, curses, and witches: with fire and steel. And that’s when she learns she’s adopted.Jenavelle tries to focus on their mission to save the world, but she keeps finding evidence that she comes from a far stranger bloodline than she could have ever guessed. And when they… (more)

Resistance: Hathe Book One by Mary Brock Jones

Genre(s): Sci-fi

When two, opposed worlds must fight for their very survival, what chance is there for a pair of duty-plagued lovers caught in the middle? Five long years ago, the Terran invaders appeared in the skies above Hathe and life on that peaceful and wealthy planet changed forever. Now, the time has come to throw the invaders out. The Hathians are about to reclaim Hathe.Hamon Radcliff is one of those Terrans. He must use any means available to keep Hathe in Terran control, no matter how much he hates it, for Earth cannot survive without the urgonium found only… (more)

Fate of Thorik by Anthony Wedgeworth

Genre(s): Fantasy

The Dovenar Kingdom’s ancient walls still stand firm after 650 years against the attacks by the Altered Creatures. However, a civil war has left the kingdom without leadership.Now the provinces are struggling to fend for themselves against local dangers, while Ambrosius reaches out to all species in order to unify them against a much greater growing threat. Gathering leaders from across the lands into a hidden location for a secret Grand Council meeting to determine a course of action, the mighty Ambrosius is betrayed by one among them. Escaping just in time, he is severely injured as all of… (more)

Seeing the Dead by Sheila Connolly

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green–just days before the annual Patriot’s Day celebration, no less–she’s determined to figure out her connection to the man.The ethereal soldier is not the only mystery in Abby’s life. She’s also trying to sort out her connection to Ned Newhall, the man who shares her ability and is playing a more serious romantic role in her life every day. But… (more)

Road To Shandara: Book One of The Safanarion Order Series by Ken Lozito

Genre(s): Fantasy

When a mythical world threatens everything, an unlikely hero must join the battle…College senior Aaron Jace is ready to start life in the real world. After the unexpected death of his grandfather, Aaron finds an unbelievable note that will change his world. The unknowing descendent of an ancient and powerful family, Aaron is thrust into a struggle that began long ago and will reach across worlds to pull him into the fight.When he learns of the world of Safanar, it seems to be the stuff of legends: dragons, castles, and technologically-advanced cities. But it’s as much a… (more)

Ghost Detective by Scott William Carter

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Everybody dies. Nobody leaves… Award-winning author Scott William Carter returns with his tenth novel, a spellbinding tale of a man who bridges both sides of the great divide.After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with a bullet still lodged in his brain, a headache to end all headaches, and a terrible side effect that radically transforms his world for the worse: He sees ghosts. Lots of them.By some estimates, a hundred billion people have lived and died before anyone alive today was even born. For Myron, they’re all still here. That’s not… (more)

Burial Ground: A Novel by Michael McBride

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror

When the body of Hunter Gearhardt washes up on the banks of a seasonal river outside of Pomacochas, Peru, with only samples of vegetation, a handful of feathers, two black- and gray-streaked rocks, and a golden headdress of indeterminate origin in his possession, his grieving father launches an expedition to determine how his son died. The party uses these clues to divine Hunter’s route into the jungle, where they find a surviving offshoot of a primitive tribe, long thought to be extinct, and something far more sinister, something that’s been able to avoid discovery for eons for one simple… (more)

Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen

Genre(s): Fantasy

Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people’s hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors. The old king’s grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought… (more)

Colours by Adrian J Walker

Genre(s): Sci-fi

People used to live in places called countries. They raised flags and elected governments to rule them. They had a nationality. But that was a long time ago. The words ‘nation’ and ‘government’ are relics, things of the past. It has been centuries since the last tattered flag was raised. Now, the world is dominated by corporations and the people that live within their vast, protective shells are the lucky employees. The less fortunate, the consumers, live outside in the Hoards. Leafen is one such corporation, a technology giant famous for its Fronds – genetic implants that connect users to a… (more)

The Girl Who Thought Too Much by Rosa Edwards

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Paranormal

The Girl Who Thought Too Much’ is the story of Ruby, a young woman seeking enlightenment who finds herself on a harrowing journey. On her quest she discovers the drawbacks of technologically enhanced meditation. Finally, she realises that what she is searching for is within.’The Girl Who Thought Too Much’ is a haunting tale, based on real events, which will fill the reader with a sense of terror about the twists a human mind can take, but also with great hope and a belief in the power of love… (more)

12.21.12: The Vessel by Killian McRae

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi

The only way to save the future is to decode the past. The only way to decode the past is to save the future.Archaeologist Sheppard Smyth has staked his career and the honorable memory of his wife and partner on proving his widely panned theory: Cleopatra, the last sovereign pharaoh of Egypt, was not a victim of suicide as history suggests, but of a well-concealed murder. When a statue of the doomed Queen is unearthed in a pre-Columbian excavation site in Mexico, Shep rushes to investigate and, hopefully, find the proof that has evaded him for so… (more)

Shadow Sideways by James Derry

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

Sly Severance is a retired spy–a man with extraordinary ‘enhancements’ who served with the United States’ most cutting-edge and clandestine special forces team.Now he lives on a Mexican beach with an adopted family of similarly enhanced retirees. Together they have created the world’s weirdest–and most reclusive–nudist colony. They used to be thieves, mercenaries, and assassins, and now they will go to great lengths to maintain the safety and the secrecy of their beach.”We don’t like strangers. We don’t like prying eyes.””I’ve pried eyes before. I didn’t mind it.”When a CIA officer ambles… (more)

The Star Thief by Jamie Grey

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Experience the romance and adventure of the best selling futuristic romance.Stealing another galactic secret will get her arrested, but playing by the rules might just get her killed.At twenty-three, Renna Carrizal is the most notorious thief in the galaxy. There’s just one problem – all she wants is to get out of the business.But after Renna rescues an injured boy on her final job, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement. She unwittingly becomes ensnared by MYTH, the empire’s top-secret galactic protection agency, who offer her a choice – either help… (more)

The Dawn: Omnibus edition : A dystopian Sci-Fi series by Michelle Muckley

Genre(s): Sci-fi

Zachary Christian is Delta Tower resident 8652. He has been stuck inside his tower since the bombs destroyed the world he knew, causing near total extinction. The reason for the war is still a mystery, but ever since that day the world stands still, trapped by the nuclear winter and the Guardians who patrol the exits. Zachary should feel lucky to be alive, but he is haunted by past mistakes which he never got a chance to put right. The only way out is the New Omega Lottery. The prize is a place in Omega, a giant glass tower in… (more)