Kai, the protagonist of Martha Wells’s “Witch King,” doesn’t quite seem like your typical fantasy hero at first. He’s a demon — or, perhaps, he was a demon. After being assassinated, Kai’s consciousness remains, floating in some in-between space until he is awakened by a lesser mage hoping to channel Kai’s power for his own ends. Now, Kai must try to figure out what happened to get him murdered in the first place, how much has changed in the time that has passed since then, and why a mysterious, shady council is growing in power. It will take a lot of magic, and some useful allies, to uncover the truth in time.
Release date: May 30