So, in the department of good news, +Graydon Saunders
's The Commonweal #3, Safely You Deliver
, is going to land on April 4th.
For those that haven't read the first two books in this series, this is an excellent time to do so (should they sound interesting). I love these books. They're so not-traditional-fantasy it hurts in a number of ways. Reviews I felt were representative of my feelings about these linked below.
Book one feels a bit like a The Black Company book, if it were set in a very different world and society (but still plagued by terrifying powerful sorcerer-empires and the like). Book two is a "going to sorcery school" book that avoids the common tropes and involves vast works of magical civil engineering.
#1 The March North
"Egalitarian heroic fantasy. Presumptive female agency, battle-sheep, and bad, bad odds."
#2 A Succession of Bad Days
"Egalitarian heroic fantasy. Experimental magical pedagogy, non-Euclidean ancestry, and some sort of horror from beyond the world."
#3 Safely You Deliver
"Egalitarian heroic fantasy. Family, social awkwardness, and a unicorn."
The books are available on various other services, but the Google Play Store version is downloadable as DRM-free EPUB (suitable for various readers or conversion to MOBI via Calibre for Kindles, etc) using the vertical "..." menu on the cover image once purchased.
Somewhat spoiler-y even without making spoilers visible, there's a TV Tropes page about the series:http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Commonweal
I'd like to thank +Christopher Tate
for first bringing The March North
to my attention.