I have been having an absolutely fantastic couple of week for books, as I have been lucky enough to receive several incredible and amazing new novels from some of my local publishers. As I am anticipating getting some more books in the near future, I thought I would take this opportunity to highlight some of the recent releases I have received before my new book pile got too big. These novels include some truly awesome new releases, several of which I have been eagerly awaiting for some time. I am extremely keen to read all of the books below and I cannot wait to check them out.
The Colonial’s Son by Peter Watt (Trade Paperback)
The first book on this list is the cool piece of Australian historical fiction, The Colonial’s Son by bestselling author Peter Watt. I was a little surprised when I received a copy of this book last week as I honestly didn’t know that it was coming out. Still, I was pretty excited, especially as this is the first entry in a cool sounding series that follows on from Watt’s fantastic Colonial trilogy. The Colonial books were a great trilogy of historical fiction novels I have been really enjoying over the last couple of years. Made up of The Queen’s Colonial, The Queen’s Tiger and The Queen’s Captain (one of my favourite Australian books of 2020), this trilogy followed a young Australian settler who traded places with a gentleman and took up his commission in the British army, fighting on of the dangerous battlefields of 19th century Europe and Asia. This new series will focus on the son of the original protagonist as he follows in his father’s footsteps to fight for the British. I am very excited to see how this new series works out and I already know that I will have a great time reading The Colonial’s Son. With a November 2021 release, I might hold of reading it for a little bit, but I will definitely get to it in the next month or so. I was also extremely chuffed to see that my Canberra Weekly reviews for The Queen’s Colonial and The Queen’s Tiger were included on both the front and back cover of the advanced proof I received, which is pretty damn cool.
Next we have a fun and compelling sounding fantasy debut, The Councillor by new Australian author E. J. Beaton. This cool book is filled with a ton of political intrigue and deceit in a fantasy kingdom where the ruler has just been murdered and her heir is being chosen. Filled with an immense amount of potential, I predict that The Councillor will be one of the best debuts of 2021 and I am very excited to read it.
Cave Diver by Jake Avila (Trade Paperback)
I absolutely love the sound of the next novel I have received, Cave Diver by Jake Avila. Cave Diver has a fantastic thriller concept which follows a grieving explorer as he battles pirates aboard a sunken Japanese submarine loaded with treasure. This book sounds like so much fun, and I look forward to seeing how exciting and thrilling it can get.
The Last Watch by J. S. Dewes (Trade Paperback)
Another interesting 2021 debut that I have just received and am quite keen to read is the epic science fiction release, The Last Watch by J. S. Dewes. The first book in The Divide series, The Last Watch is an awesome book that follows a group of undisciplined soldiers and criminals as they attempt to stop a universe-ending threat. This book has actually been out for a little while in America and the UK, but it only just got released in Australia a couple of weeks ago. I have already heard some very good things about this book and I am very keen to see what sort of impressive story Dewes has cooked up.
The Housemate by Sarah Bailey (Trade Paperback)
Bestselling author Sarah Bailey returns with an intense and dark Australian thriller that follows an investigation into an infamous murder and missing persons case. This book has a pretty grim and compelling plot to it and I am very keen to see what sort of mystery it contains.
Red Traitor by Owen Matthews (Trade Paperback)
Acclaimed thriller author Owen Matthews returns with an exciting new book, Red Traitor. Set aboard a Soviet Nuclear Submarine off the coast of America during the Cuban Missile Crisis, this fantastic thriller will follow a dangerous period of history where the fate of the world rested on the shoulders of one man with his finger on a button.
The Noise by James Patterson & J. D. Barker (Trade Paperback)
I was also really excited to get a copy of the latest James Patterson and J.D. Barker collaboration, The Noise. The Noise is an intriguing science fiction thriller novel set in the American wilds that follows the two survivors of a mysterious explosion which was caused by a terrifying sound. I am extremely curious about this novel and I cannot wait to see what unique and fascinating narrative these two master authors have come up with.
Prisoner by S. R. White (Trade Paperback)
The final book I have received is another great sounding Australian thriller, Prisoner by S. R. White. A sequel to White’s previous novel, Hermit, Prisoner presents an intriguing and intense murder mystery in the dangerous wilds of northern Australia. I am looking forward to seeing how this interesting and complex murder case unfolds and I am very excited to read this new book.
Well that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post. As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in. Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.