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Dan Jones has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most captivating and lively historians, proving that well-researched historical narratives need not be dry and impenetrable. Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors (Viking, $30) is his best work to date. It has the advantage of dealing with a fascinating and often ill-used subject, but Jones elevates the Templars above conspiracy theory histories to uncover the fascinating history within, from their military campaigns, Outremer Crusader states, their financial acumen and extensive properties, to the knights’ eventual downfall. This volume is possibly the most comprehensive modern history of the Templars, told by an incredibly talented chronicler and interpreter of facts and sources. It is a must-have for any history bookshelf.

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ISBN: 9780525428305
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Published: Viking - September 19th, 2017

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If your aesthetic includes dusty shops, wandering mermaids, sewing machines, stark living conditions with food in tins, and feminism, The Doll’s Alphabet is the book for you. This collection of wonderful atmospheric stories deserves to be on the shelf next to your beloved copies of Angela Carter and Shirley Jackson.

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ISBN: 9781566894906
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 17th, 2017

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An Unkindness of Magicians is a book about consequences and the price of magic, and it has everything you want in a great fantasy novel: excellent cast of characters, complicated relationships, intrigue, family feuds, duels, and revenge. It is dark and dangerous and utterly absorbing. Whether you’re in a Song of Ice and Fire limbo, or waiting for a new Victoria Schwab novel, this book should definitely end up on your to-read list.

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ISBN: 9781481451192
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - September 26th, 2017