Tor's Class of 2015

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Introducing Tor's Class of 2015. A look at the new school of Tor authors, in superlatives.
Most Patriotic: UnBreakable by W. C. Bauers
Most Enchanting: Mystic by Jason Denzel
Class Rebel: The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
Class Clown: Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson
Most Ambitious: The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston
Most Artistic: Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer
Best Personality: Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen
Most Dramatic: When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner
Most Athletic: Updraft by Fran Wilde

January 2015

Marine Corps Lieutenant Promise Paen is quite happy to rid planets of pirates, just not pleased to be back on her birthworld. But that’s the least of her worries. The rival Lusitanian Empire wants a foothold in the Republic, and with Promise and her marines at their weakest, the time to strike is now.

Author Photo by Heather Bauers

November 2015

Breaking both law and tradition, commoner Pomella undergoes the three trials to prove her worthiness to become a Mystic. There she navigates a deadly world of intolerance and betrayal, unaware that ruthless conspirators intend to make her suffer for having the audacity to seek to unravel the secrets of the Myst.

Author Photo by Rod Searcy

September 2015

Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people. Sent as an Imperial agent to another conquered country, Baru orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize. But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines.

February 2015

Framed for the crime of
dark necromancy and exiled to the Other Realm for twenty-five years, Finn Gramaraye is finally free. But someone—probably the same someone—is trying to get him sent back and Finn only has a few days to discover who it is and clear his name.

Author Photo by Folly Blaine



November 2015

Julius Caesar is dead, civil war rages, and Juba, adopted brother of Octavian, is searching for the Shards of Heaven, lost treasures said to possess the very power of the gods. Caught in the middle are a pair of exiled Roman legionnaires, a Greek librarian of uncertain loyalties, assassins, spies, slaves . . . and the ten-year-old daughter of Cleopatra herself.

Author Photo by Lance Livingston

September 2015

Once, magic was everywhere, rising from artistic expression—from song, from verse, from stories—but this power has long been lost. Now Lin and several others must set out to reopen the way to the Otherworld—a quest that will test their deepest desires, imperil their lives, and decide the future.

Author Photo by Dave Cross



December 2015

An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds.

Author Photo by Nathan Lilly

May 2015

The Book of Lost souls has been stolen and a host of forces are converging, drawn by the powerful magic that has been unleashed. Among them are a reluctant Guardian, a troubled prince who battles enemies both personal and political, and a young girl of great power.

Author Photo by Alan Clarke


September 2015

In a city of living bone
rising high above the clouds, where danger hides in the wind and the ground is lost
to legend, a young woman must expose a dangerous secret to save everyone
she loves.

Author Photo by Dan Magus

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