10 must-read SFF releases to make October your best reading month yet

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. Image courtesy Tor
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. Image courtesy Tor /
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Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford

It’s been a little more than a year since Mara Rutherford’s Crown of Coral and Pearl hit shelves, but the story continues this month in Kingdom of Sea and StoneThe sequel promises to take Nor’s journey to the next level — and present her with some serious internal conflict

The second installment begins with Nor getting exactly what she wanted throughout the first one: to return to her home and the people she cares about after being sent off to another kingdom. Of course, with a war brewing, the homecoming isn’t as she imagined — and that’s not to mention that Nor can no longer claim her old or new world as her own.

She’ll have to overlook that for the time being, however, as evil forces and politics demand her attention. According to the book’s summary:

"“As an old enemy resurfaces more powerful than ever, Nor will have to keep the kingdom from falling apart with the help of Prince Talin and Nor’s twin sister, Zadie. There are forces within the world more mysterious than any of them ever guessed — and they’ll need to stay alive long enough to conquer them…”"

Readers looking for an adventure laden with political intrigue will want to make sure Kingdom of Sea and Stone is on their October reading list. After all, it’s always nice to take a break from real-world politics and dive into some fictional ones for a change…

Kingdom of Sea and Stone is now available in ebook and print formats.