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A World of Puzzles, a Society Based on Beauty, and a Space Princess: The Latest from Harper Voyager

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | Posted by John ONeill

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Last Saturday, during my bi-weekly trip to our local Barnes & Noble, I picked up a copy of Rachel Dunne’s The Shattered Sun, published by Harper Voyager. In a brief post that afternoon I noted that a single publisher had dominated my attention as I browsed the shelves.

One thing I noticed this week is that half the books that caught my eye, including The Shattered Sun, the debut fantasy The Lost Puzzler by Eyal Kless, and the space opera Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik, were from Harper Voyager. Man, Voyager is really firing on all cylinders this season. I need to find out who the editors are over there.

A few keystrokes revealed that there are four editors at Voyager: Angela Craft, David Pomerico, Kayleigh Webb, and Pam Jaffee. There’s a great intro to the talented crew at their Meet the Team page, and a good intro to their current and future line-up here.

The books that commanded my attention that morning included The Lost Puzzler, Eyal Kless’ tale of a lowly scribe sent out in world full of puzzles, tattooed mutants, and warring guilds, to discover the fate of a child who mysteriously disappeared over a decade ago; Sarah Tarkoff’s Fearless, the sequel to last year’s Sinless, set in a near future where morality is rewarded with beauty, and crime with ugliness; and a space opera featuring rival houses, a rebellion, and a princess fleeing an arranged marriage: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. Here’s the back covers for all three.

[Click the images for Voyager-sized versions.]

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I brought The Lost Puzzler home with me last weekend (along with The Shattered Sun), and Polaris Rising is currently in my Amazon cart. It’s unusual for a single publisher to so dominate my pocketbook in one week, and when it happens, I take note. Here’s the deets for all three.

The Lost Puzzler by Eyal Kless (528 pages, $16.99 in trade paperback/$9.99 digital, January 8, 2019) — cover design by Lex Maudlin
Fearless by Sarah Tarkoff (384 pages, $16.99 in trade paperback/$11.99 digital, January 15, 2019) — cover design by Yeon Kim
Polaris Rising by Jesse Mihalik (448 pages, $16.99 in trade paperback/$9.99 digital, February 5, 2019) — cover by Tony Mauro

All three are part of a series.

The Lost Puzzler is Book One of The Tarakan Chronicles
Fearless is Book Two of Eye of the Beholder, and the sequel to Sinless (2018)
Polaris Rising is Book One of The Consortium Rebellion

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