Category: Fantasy

Hart's Hope

By Orson Scott Card

A darkish and strong delusion from the bestselling writer of Ender's Shadow.

Enter town of Hart's wish, governed through gods either strong and detached, riddled with sorcery and revenge. the town used to be captured through a rebellious lord, Palicrovol, who overthrew the harsh king, Nasilee, hated via his humans.

Palicrovol, too, was once merciless, as befitted a king. He took the real mantle of kinghood through forcing Asineth, now Queen via her father's demise, to marry him, raping her to consummate the wedding. [But he used to be no longer merciless sufficient to rule.] He permit her dwell after her humiliation; reside to endure a daughter; stay to come from exile and retake the throne of Hart's Hope.

But she, in flip, despatched Palicrovol into exile to reproduce a son who might, within the identify of the God, take again the dominion from its merciless Queen.

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The Quest of the Fair Unknown (The Squire's Tales)

By Gerald Morris

On her deathbed, Beaufils’s mom leaves him with a quest and a clue: locate your father, a knight of King Arthur’s courtroom. So Beaufils leaves the remoted woodland of his early life and speedy discovers that he has a lot to benefit in regards to the global past his adventure. Beaufils’s innocence by no means fails to make his partners grin, yet his clean outlook at the world’s peculiarities seems to be extra of a present than a curse as they come across unforeseen pals and foes.

With his consistent flow of clever fools and silly clever males, holy hermits and others of a little less holiness, plotting magicians and conniving girls, Gerald Morris infuses those medieval tales with a riotous humor all his own.

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Storm Rising (Mage Storms, No 2)

By Mercedes Lackey

In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreaking havoc on Valdemar, Karse, and all of the kingdoms of the West, plaguing those lands not just with disastrous earthquakes, monsoons, and ice storms, but in addition with venomous magical constructs - terrifying creatures out of nightmare. either Valdemar's Heralds and Karse's Sunpriests fight to marshal their mixed magical assets to guard their nation-states from those devastating, spell-fueled onslaughts. yet because the state of affairs turns into bleaker and bleaker, the nonetheless fragile alliance among those long-hostile lands starts off to fray. And until Valdemar and Karse can find and damage the writer of the storms, they could see their whole global demolished in a last magical holocaust.

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First Rider's Call: Book Two of Green Rider

By Kristen Britain

Karigan G'ladheon were a eco-friendly Rider, one of many king of Sacoridia's elite magical messengers. within the messenger carrier she were stuck up in a global of lethal hazard, and notwithstanding she had defeated the Eletian who cracked the mystical D'Yer Wall—which had secure Sacoridia for one thousand years from the darkish effect of Blackveil wooded area, and Mornhavon the Black's evil spirit imprisoned inside it—she had still been tainted by way of his wild magic.Exhausted in physique and spirit, Karigan had lower back to her domestic in Corsa. yet Karigan's selection was once no fit for the Rider's name. Ghostly hoofbeats echoed within the deep areas of her brain, and she or he again to the courtroom to discover the golf green Riders weakened and decreased. Rider magic was once turning into unreliable, and she or he herself was once having ghostly visions of Lil Ambriodhe, First Rider, and founding father of the golf green Rider corps. yet why was once she showing to Karigan? And could Karigan be capable of search the aid of a girl who have been useless for one thousand years? First Rider's name is the exciting moment novel of the Green Rider sequence.

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Fire Study (Study, Book 3)

By Maria V. Snyder

The apprenticeship is over— now the genuine try out has begun.

When observe that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to trap and free up souls—spreads like wildfire, humans develop uneasy. Already Yelena's strange skills and previous have set her aside. because the Council debates Yelena's destiny, she gets a irritating message: a plot is emerging opposed to her place of birth, led by way of a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before.…

Honor units Yelena on a course that may try the bounds of her talents, and the desire of reuniting together with her cherished spurs her onward. Her trip is fraught with allies, enemies, enthusiasts and would-be assassins, each one of questionable loyalty. Yelena may have yet one likelihood to turn out herself—and shop the land she holds dear.

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The Sorcerer Heir ((The Heir Chronicles, Book 5))

By Cinda Williams Chima

The fragile peace among Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) nonetheless holds via the thinnest of threads, yet strong forces inside and out the guilds threaten to sever it completely.

Emma and Jonah are on the middle of all of it. introduced jointly by means of their shared heritage, mutual charm, and a trust within the magic of tune, they now stand to be torn aside through new wounds and previous betrayals. As they try to rebuild their belief in one another, Emma and Jonah should also have the ability to transparent their names because the leading suspects in a chain of vicious murders. it kind of feels an increasing number of most probably that the solutions they want lie buried within the tragedies of the prior. The query is whether or not they could continue to exist lengthy adequate to unearth them.

Old buddies and foes go back as new threats come up during this attractive and revelatory end to the liked and bestselling inheritor Chronicles series.

Praise for The inheritor Chronicles:
The Warrior Heir

*"Chima bargains a pitch-perfect combination of excessive fable and small-town reality..." -The Bulletin of the heart for kid's Books (starred review)

* "Twists and turns abound during this amazing, approximately faultless debut novel that combines a tender man's coming-of-age with myth and adventure." -VOYA (starred review)

The Wizard Heir
* "Chima makes use of her pen like a wand and crafts a perfectly wealthy internet of magic, whereas fortunately leaving a few dangling threads for next tales." -VOYA (starred review)

"Chima is a skilled storyteller...a robust selection for teenagers looking a rousing read." -The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

The Dragon Heir
* "A superlative accomplishment." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Chima spins a finely established story that roars to a pleasing conclusion." -School Library Journal

The Enchanter Heir
* "A smoldering tale soaked in tears, sweat and blood, continually threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Chima keeps to excel at development pressure and populating her well-told stories with new and returning characters we wish to comprehend better." -Booklist

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Black Night (Black Wings, Book 2)

By Christina Henry

Madeline Black is an Agent of loss of life, which means she escorts the souls of people that have died to the afterlife. in fact, no longer everyone seems to be satisfied to work out her...

If obstinate useless humans have been all that Maddy needed to fear approximately, lifestyles will be a lot more uncomplicated. however the best-laid plans of brokers and fallen angels frequently move awry. Deaths are taking place opposite to the usual order, Maddy's being stalked by way of foes in and out of her relatives, and her loves-her bodyguard, Gabriel, and her doughnut-loving gargoyle, Beezle-have disappeared. yet simply because Maddy is Lucifer's granddaughter, issues are anticipated of her, such things as tender diplomatic missions to different nation-states.

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy)

By Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded via enemies, the once-great state of Ravka has been torn in through the Shadow Fold, a swath of close to impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who dinner party on human flesh. Now its destiny may possibly leisure at the shoulders of 1 lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov hasn't ever been sturdy at something. but if her regiment is attacked at the Fold and her ally is brutally injured, Alina unearths a dormant energy that saves his life―a strength which may be the major to environment her war-ravaged nation unfastened. Wrenched from every thing she is aware, Alina is whisked away to the royal courtroom to be taught as a member of the Grisha, the paranormal elite led via the mysterious Darkling.

Yet not anything during this lavish global is what it kind of feels. With darkness looming and a complete nation looking on her untamed energy, Alina should confront the secrets and techniques of the Grisha . . . and the secrets and techniques of her middle.

Shadow and Bone is the 1st installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy. This identify has universal middle connections.

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The Soft Machine

In bare Lunch, William S. Burroughs published his genius. within the delicate desktop he starts an event that may take us even extra into the darkish recesses of his mind's eye, a quarter the place not anything is sacred, not anything taboo. carrying on with his ferocious verbal attack on hatred, hype, poverty, warfare, paperwork, and dependancy in all its types, Burroughs provides us a surreal area odyssey during the wounded galaxies in a ebook in basic terms he may perhaps create.

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The Borrowers Aloft

By Mary Norton

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock's large adventures were exciting little ones old and young for 50 years--and their attraction is as robust as ever in those good-looking new paperback programs. whereas the unique loved inside illustrations by means of Beth and Joe Krush were retained, Marla Frazee's amazing conceal illustrations seize those little individuals with a larger-than-life appeal.

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