News Roundup: 2018

As I update my web page, I’m combining my News and Posts pages, and consolidating old news into these roundup posts to archive them! Here are all my news posts from 2018, the year THE DEFIANT HEIR released.

The Tattooed Book Geek and Every Day Should Be Tuesday included me in their lists of Top 10 New-To-Me Authors in 2017!

The Book Smugglers included THE TETHERED MAGE on their list of the Best Books of 2017!

Fantasy Cafe included THE TETHERED MAGE on their list of their favorite books read in 2017!

The Fantasy Hive included THE DEFIANT HEIR on their list of most anticipated fantasy books of 2018!

Unbound Worlds included THE DEFIANT HEIR in their 52 in 2018 Sci-Fi & Fantasy reading challenge!

The Fantasy Cafe included THE DEFIANT HEIR in their list of Anticipated 2018 Speculative Fiction Releases!

Fantasy Book Critic included THE TETHERED MAGE in their list of top debuts of 2017!

My Twitter thread on fighting in ballgowns went viral, and was featured in The Mary Sue, among other places.

Kirkus posted this article by Thea James on sequels in 2018, inspired by THE DEFIANT HEIR.

THE TETHERED MAGE has been longlisted for a Gemmell Award! (And its cover, too!) I am incredibly honored to find THE TETHERED MAGE on the list for a Morningstar Award, along with many other amazing debut authors.

The Library Ladies published this lovely review of THE DEFIANT HEIR!

THE DEFIANT HEIR is on this list from Unbound Worlds of the best SFF books of April 2018!

THE DEFIANT HEIR is on this amazing list from of 15 books to look forward to this spring!

THE DEFIANT HEIR made the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog’s list of the best SFF coming out this April!

THE TETHERED MAGE is on this great list of 10 books for Harry Potter fans from PopSugar!

The Tenacious ReaderPowder and Page, and Fantasy Book Review published great reviews of THE DEFIANT HEIR.

CultureFly picked THE DEFIANT HEIR for their list of the 15 best new fiction books to read this spring!

Blue Book Balloon,  Girls in Capes, and The Irregular Reader published lovely reviews of THE DEFIANT HEIR!

Check out this wonderful review of THE DEFIANT HEIR from!

THE TETHERED MAGE was shortlisted for a Morningstar Award!!! 

Fantasy Cafe posted this amazing review of THE DEFIANT HEIR!

THE DEFIANT HEIR made the list of the best books of 2018 so far!

Locus posted this review of THE DEFIANT HEIR.

See the reveal for the gorgeous cover of THE UNBOUND EMPIRE, Book 3 of Swords & Fire, at Girls in Capes!

THE DEFIANT HEIR appears in this BookRiot list of 20 books that put the F/F in SF/F!

Liz Loves Books posted this wonderful review of THE DEFIANT HEIR!

THE TETHERED MAGE made the BookNest Fantasy Awards longlist for Best Debut Novel!

THE TETHERED MAGE was shortlisted for a BookNest Fantasy Award for Best Debut novel!

The Quill to Live called THE DEFIANT HEIR one of the best books of 2018!

Espresso Coco included THE TETHERED MAGE in their Books of the Year (Fantasy) post for 2018!

Acquisition Announcement: Orbit Books will be publishing my second trilogy, set in the world of Swords & Fire! Read the announcement here!

Published by Melissa Caruso

Fantasy author of the Swords & Fire trilogy: THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), THE DEFIANT HEIR (Orbit, 2018), and THE UNBOUND EMPIRE (Orbit, 2019), as well as the Rooks and Ruin trilogy, beginning with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (Orbit, 2020). Melissa's debut, THE TETHERED MAGE, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar Award in 2017. Melissa loves tea, adventure, and the great outdoors, and has been known to swordfight in ballgowns. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two superlative daughters, and assorted pets. Represented by Naomi Davis of BookEnds.

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