SFF books in 2021: What the GdM team can’t wait to read next year

Welcome to 2021, where the SFF books we’re excited about are just as good as those we loved from 2020, but hopefully with the world not on fire or drowning in plague this time! Prepare your TBR pile, because it is about to get an absolute hammering.Here are the SFF books in 2021 that our team cannot wait to get their hands on to read and review.

The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

Picked by Nate Aubin

The blacktongue thiefSet in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, Christopher Buehlman’s The Blacktongue Thief begins a ‘dazzling’ (Robin Hobb) fantasy adventure unlike any other.

Kinch Na Shannack owes the Takers Guild a small fortune for his education as a thief, which includes (but is not limited to) lock-picking, knife-fighting, wall-scaling, fall-breaking, lie-weaving, trap-making, plus a few small magics. His debt has driven him to lie in wait by the old forest road, planning to rob the next traveler that crosses his path.

But today, Kinch Na Shannack has picked the wrong mark.

Galva is a knight, a survivor of the brutal goblin wars, and handmaiden of the goddess of death. She is searching for her queen, missing since a distant northern city fell to giants.

Unsuccessful in his robbery and lucky to escape with his life, Kinch now finds his fate entangled with Galva’s. Common enemies and uncommon dangers force thief and knight on an epic journey where goblins hunger for human flesh, krakens hunt in dark waters, and honor is a luxury few can afford.

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Sistersong by Lucy Hounsom

Picked by Fabienne Schwizer