LJ Best Books 2016

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SF/Fantasy Mass Market Paperbacks of Note | December 2012

Ilona Andrews. Steel’s Edge: A Novel of the Edge. Ace: Berkley. Dec. 2012. 400p.
ISBN 9781937007829. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

In Andrews’s fourth entry (after Fate’s Edge ) in her urban fantasy series, Charlotte de Ney starts a new life for herself on the Edge, but a swordsman on a mission enlists her aid to destroy a slavers’ operation.

Francis, Diana Pharaoh. Blood Winter: A Horngate Witches Novel. Pocket: S. & S. Dec. 2012. 388p. ISBN 9781451613865. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

The fourth postapocalpytic adventure (after Shadow City ) for Shadowblade Warrior Max finds her waging a personal war against a mesmerizing cult leader
who claims to be the Hand of God.

Patton, Brett. Mecha Rogue: A Novel of the Armor Wars. ROC: NAL. Dec. 2012. 368p. ISBN 9780451464903. pap. $7.99. SF

Ace Mecha recruit Matt Lowell trains an elite force of Mecha soldiers for a covert mission, only to find that he no longer knows which side he is on. Military action, high-tech sf, and strong characters work together in this sequel to Mecha Corps.