Norse gods, serial killers and thieves: Exciting tales to kick off your October reading list!

Mary Jones
A&E Editor
mej102@lhup.edu

Every week is full of great books being released in stores and libraries and made available to buy online, and this week is no different. From Norse gods to psychological thrillers, this week will be a great one for the reader thirsting for their next thrill.

“The Tournament at Gorlan”

Written by best seller, John A. Flanagan, this book delves more into the popular character, Halt, from the “Ranger’s Apprentice” series, and how he and his companions re-established the respectability of the Ranger Corps, which is basically a medieval CIA, and brought about the end of an uprising against the newly crowned, King Duncan. This book is the first in the new prequel series, “Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years”, and hits shelves and eReaders on Oct. 6.

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“The Sword of Summer”

Following his series of young adult novels based on Greek and Egyptian mythology, Rick Riordan delves into the world of Norse mythology with this first book in the new series, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.” Following the story of street-smart, homeless and orphaned Magnus Chase, we learn that the myths of the Viking gods are real. Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for the only weapon that can stop Ragnarok, the end of the world and, of course, it wouldn’t be a challenge if this weapon hadn’t been lost for thousands of years.

Look for “The Sword of Summer” on Oct. 6.

“A Madness So Discreet”

Written by Mindy McGinnis, this thriller follows Grace Mae, a woman whose madness and voices inside her head land her in a Boston insane asylum. There, she is discovered by a visiting doctor who studies Criminal psychology and feels that Grace’s sharp eyes and brilliant memory will make her the perfect assistant at crime scenes, leading her to a better life at a safe and ethical asylum in Ohio. However, her new, good life takes a turn for the worse when her and the doctor get involved with a serial killer who stalks young women.

“A Madness So Discreet” hits shelves on Oct. 6.

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“Six of Crows”

Written by Leigh Bardugo, this book brings us to Ketterdam, a busy city of international trade, where we meet criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker. When he’s offered a chance at the dangerous heist that can make him rich beyond his dreams, he knows he can’t do it alone. Gathering five other outcasts, he and the other outcasts must work together to achieve their goals – if they don’t kill each other first.

As the first book in “The Dregs” series, this book will be available on Oct. 6.

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