The Most Anticipated Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Coming in December 2022 According to Goodreads Members – GeekTyrant

It’s December and Goodreads has released its list of the most anticipated science fiction and fantasy novels to be published in the last month of the year. December is a pretty easy month for release, so it’s a relatively short list. Also, voting for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards is now open. You still have a few days to cast your vote and the winners will be announced on December 8th. What are you looking forward to reading this month?

  • The Light Pirate

    • By Lily Brooks-Dalton

    • Release on December 6th

Florida slips away. As inclement weather and rising sea levels ravage the state’s infrastructure, a powerful hurricane approaches a small town on the southeast coast. Kirby Lowe, an electrical wiring worker; his pregnant wife Frida; and their two sons, Flip and Lucas, are preparing for the worst. When the boys go missing just before the hurricane hits, Kirby heads out into the high winds to search for them. Left alone, Frida goes into premature labor and gives birth to an unusual child, Wanda, whom she names after the cataclysmic storm that is leading her into a society that is closer to collapse than ever.

As Florida continues to unravel, Wanda grows. Wanda transitions from childhood to adulthood, adapting not only to the changing landscape but also to the people left behind in a place deserted by civilization. Wanda loses her family, gains community, and eventually seeks adventure, love, and purpose in a redesigned place of course.

Told in four parts – Power, Water, Light and Time – The Light Pirate reflects the rhythms of the elements and the sometimes rapid, sometimes slow dissolution of the world as we know it. It’s a meditation on the changes we’d rather not see, the future we’d rather not welcome, and a call back to the beauty and violence of an untamable wilderness.

  • A fire without end

    • By Rebecca Ross

    • Release on December 6th

East and West. people and spirits. Breccans and Tamerlaines. The Isle of Cadence has always kept itself and its people in a delicate balance. But now Bane, the spirit of the North Wind, has unbalanced everyone and everything in his path to claim dominion over all.

To the west, Adaira is struggling to adjust to the more brutal, bitter ways of the Breccans. As she searches for her place in the clan, she quickly realizes that this may be the last role she wants to play. And while magic flourishes effortlessly for the Brekkans in the west, the spirits continue to suffer from Bane’s harsh power, which can be felt in every gust of wind.

In the east, Jack wanders without Adaira until he sings to the ardent fire spirits and is given a dangerous mission he never expected. One destined to lead him west. Likewise, Torin and Sidra are consumed by a new mystery as the disease spreads first among the crops and then among the people of the Tamerlaine clan. While Sidra desperately searches for a cure, Torin dares to make a bargain with the spirits – a dangerous folly anytime, but especially now that the days are growing darker.

As the island continues to unbalance, humans and ghosts alike must band together to take on Bane, and Jack’s gift of the harp is called upon again. Yet no one can challenge the North Wind without paying a terrible price, and the sacrifice required this time may be more than Jack, Adaira, Torin, and Sidra can bear to pay.

  • The Lost Witch

    • By Paige Crutcher

    • Release on 27.12

1922. Brigid Heron is a powerful witch and healer in the seemingly lost but charming small town of Evermore on a forgotten island in Ireland. Above all, she longs for one thing: a child of her own. She is even ready to be seduced by the mysterious Luc Knightly, leader of the Knightly coven, whose pull is strong and impossible to resist. When her child is born and falls ill, Brigid risks everything to save her daughter – even using the forbidden magic of the Lough of Brionglóid. But when the wild magic snatches her daughter from her, Brigid is also swept away.

2022. Evermore is under siege. The witches of Knight use their Chaos magic to widen the rift between the island and the Otherworld. Creatures from folklore hunt the villagers, consuming their humanity.

Brigid awakens in this world with no memory of how she traveled to the future, but she learns that she helped unleash this curse on Evermore. To seal the lake and stop Knight’s witches, she must work with her magical descendants, Ophelia and Finola. But the knowledge she seeks lies with Luc Knightly himself – mysterious, handsome and powerful. To save Evermore, Brigid may have to lose everything all over again.

Elric is the estranged Emperor of the Melnibonéan Empire, struggling with his nature as he desperately seeks to advance his dying Empire alongside the constant thirst of his soul-sucking sword, Stormbringer. Elric is on the hunt for the great citadel of forgotten myths as he journeys through the remains of his empire with his tragic best friend Moonglum, while Elric searches for answers about the nature of The Young Kingdoms Phroon. Set between the first and second books in the Elric saga, The Citadel of Forgotten Myths is perfect for longtime fans and those new to this epic fantasy series.

  • To the west

    • By Mercedes Lackey

    • Release on December 6th

Baron Valdemar and his people have found a temporary sanctuary, but he cannot hold them all or for long. Trouble could be on their heels at any moment, and there are too many people for Crescent Lake to support. Those willing to make another barge trek west will follow him into a wilderness depopulated by war and scarred by the terrible magic of a thousand years ago and the Mage Wars. But the wilderness is not as empty as it seems. There are potential friends and predatory enemies…

….and someone is watching them.

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