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Aconyte Books Best of 2021

A World Expanding Fiction Chapter Sampler

Published by Aconyte
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Explore Aconyte’s world expanding fiction of 2021 with the opening excerpts from the epic fantasy realms of Descent: Legends of the Dark, undead horrors in Zombicide, the eldritch adventure of Arkham Horror, and space exploration from Terraforming Mars

Mask of Silver by Rosemary Jones ­­– A movie director shoots his silent horror masterpiece in eerie Arkham, capturing crawling nightmares instead of moving pictures.

Last Resort by Josh Reynolds ­­– Hordes of zombies threaten to wipe out all of mankind in this first action-horror novel set in the exciting (yet horrifying) world of the Zombicide games.

In the Shadow of Deimos by Jane Killick ­­– Mars is the new frontier for humanity, as we launch an epic saga of inspiring planetary exploration.

Pandemic: Patient Zero by Amanda Bridgeman ­­– The debut of an incredible new novel series that shows just what humanity can achieve when experts work together, to ensure a global pandemic is never allowed to break out again.

The Shield of Daqan by David GuymerMighty warriors fight to save the realm from blood magic and evil, in this battle-soaked epic fantasy novel.

To Chart the Clouds by Evan DickenA sneak peek at our first 2022 Legend of the Five Rings title in which border tensions between rival samurai clans escalate into war over a hidden valley.

Rosemary Jones is an ardent collector of children’s books, and a fan of talkies and silent movies. She is the author of three bestselling novels in Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realms setting, numerous novellas, short stories, and collaborations.

Josh Reynolds is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

Jane Killick is an author and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has also written numerous behind the scenes books, including Stasis Leaked Complete, a guide to TV show Red Dwarf, and a series on Babylon 5.

Amanda Bridgeman has written eight volumes of the award-nominated Aurora series of near-future space thrillers, the SF police procedural The Subjugate, and a Stephen King-esque mystery The Time of the Stripes. She’s also worked as a TV and film actress.

David Guymer is a scientist and writer from England. His work includes many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000universes, notably Headtaker and Gotrek & Felix: Slayer, and thenbestselling  audio drama Realmslayer. He has also contributed to fantastical worlds in video games, tabletop RPGs, and board games.

By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches numbers for all manner of fascinating research at Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His prolific short fiction has most recently appeared in AnalogBeneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, with more coming soon from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.