Category: Fantasy

  • Mirror Mirror: A Novel

    By Gregory Maguire

    “A incredible achievement.”

    Boston Herald

     

    “Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that reveals our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy stories contain.”
    Christian technology Monitor

     

    Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed writer who re-imagined a darker, extra harmful Land of oz. in his New York Times bestselling sequence The depraved Years, deals a super reinvention of the undying Snow White fairy story: Mirror Mirror. atmosphere his tale amid the cultural, political and inventive whirlwind of Renaissance Italy—and casting the infamous Lucrezia Borgia because the Evil Queen—Maguire and Mirror Mirror will enthrall a big selection of ebook fanatics starting from grownup fanatics of Harry Potter to readers of the delicate tales of Angela Carter.

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  • Mysterious Journey to the North Sea, Part 2 (Vampire Hunter D Novels, Book 8)

    By Hideyuki Kikuchi

    The picturesque coastal city of Florence was once recognized for millennia as a excitement inn for the the Aristocracy. As retribution for his or her decadence, the tough and gorgeous vampire population have been "punished," pushed out greater than one thousand years in the past via a solitary traveller in black. merely one-Baron Meinster-refused to depart, basically to be thrown to the waves by means of the mysterious assassin.

    Summoned to modern Florence by means of Su-in, sister of a murdered village lady, the enigmatic Vampire Hunter D discovers a vampire curse ravaging the town's human population. The plague it sounds as if originating, impossibly, from the unforgiving sea-could it's Meinster's Revenge?
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  • The Builders

    By Daniel Polansky

    A lacking eye.
    A damaged wing.
    A stolen country.

    The final task did not finish well.

    Years pass by means of, and scars fade, yet stories simply fester. For the animals of the Captain's corporation, survival has intended preserving a low profile, construction a brand new lifestyles, and attempting to omit the battle they misplaced. yet now the Captain's whiskers are twitching on the suggestion of night the score.

    PRAISE FOR "THE BUILDERS"

    "A dwelling, respiring global of shiny, winsome characters hellbent on their blaze of glory and as unforgiving as a runaway educate sporting your entire neighbors over a cliff. i have never cared approximately animals this a lot considering that Watership Down." Delilah S. Dawson, writer of "Hit" and "Wicked as They Come"

    "Nobody does darkish like Polansky. "The developers" is "Redwall" meets "Unforgiven," combining the endearing wit of Disney's Robin Hood with the entire grit and violence of a spaghetti western." Myke Cole, writer of the Shadow Ops series

    "If Sam Peckinpah and Brian Jacques had an odd peyote ritual and shared a collective dream, it may well glance anything liek this. Brutish, nasty, brief very similar to lifestyles Polansky's "The developers" can be humorous, interesting, and very unique. "The Wild Bunch" meets "Watership Down."" John Hornor Jacobs, writer of "The Incorruptibles""

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  • Worlds of the Crystal Moon: The Tear of Gramal (Worlds Of The Crystal Moon, Book 3)

    By Phillip E. Jones

    Bloodlines Feud
    A New Hell Opens
    Identities Revealed

    With the gods nonetheless bidding for the prayers of mortal beings, the strain is greater than ever at the worlds ruled by means of the Crystal Moon.

    Fellow soul ... enable me to take you on a dangerous trip around the frozen lands of Northern Grayham. Bloodlines will feud. a brand new Hell will open, and historical identities might be published as I circulate ahead with the telling of one other story. yet i believe the moments essential to inform this tale are few. Many occasions have transpired on the grounds that final we left the Worlds of the Crystal Moon. the strain among the gods has magnified, and the stake of department has been pushed deeper into Ancients Sovereign.

    With Shalee trapped contained in the Eye of Magic, a brand new identification awaits the queen because the gods segregate Dragonia to create a brand new Hell. in the meantime, Sam longs for his queen's go back a longing which could by no means be happy. The king has no concept that he's approximately to escape to an unforeseen vacation spot, and whereas in this trip, the demon shackled in the private shadows of Sam's brain may well separate from of its bonds.

    As George travels to japanese Luvelles looking for the wooden elves, Lasidious prepares to betray his puppy production. The Mischievous One's eyes are fixated on child Garrin the god-child whose delivery broke the main sacred legislations contained in the publication of Immortality's pages.

    As the moments fly through, Mosley, the robust and lovely evening terror wolf will undergo. The wolf has been captured and thrown into the frozen dungeons underneath the frigid lands of Northern Grayham. With the strain among the Isorian and the Tormalian humans development, warfare is inevitable, and the Tear of Gramal a blood-red crystal choked with tremendous strength should be either the catalyst and satirically, the single item which could cease the destruction.

    Fellow soul ... I'm suffering to work out past the depression. aid me locate wish as I take you again to the chaos that exists at the Worlds of the Crystal Moon.
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  • The Redemption of Althalus

    By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings

    Mythmakers and global developers of the 1st order, the Eddingses spin stories that make imaginations jump. Readers have extremely joyful to The Belgariad and The Malloreon, magic-filled masterworks chronicling the undying clash among reliable and evil. yet with these sagas dropped at their positive conclusions, fanatics have been left hungry for extra. Now eventually the wait is over. With The Redemption of Althalus, the Eddingses have created their first-ever stand-alone epic delusion . . .

    It will be sheer folly to attempt to hide the real nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. he's, as all males be aware of, a thief, a liar, an occasional assassin, an outrageous braggart, and a guy with out even the slightest trace of honor.

    Yet of the entire males on the planet, it's Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who becomes the champion of humanity in its determined fight opposed to the forces of an historical god decided to come the universe to nothingness. On his solution to thieve The publication from the home on the finish of the realm, Althalus is faced by means of a cat--a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a lady, and the powers of a goddess.

    She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a better thief even than Althalus. She has to be: for very quickly in any respect, she has stolen his center. And extra. She has stolen time itself. For whilst Althalus leaves the home on the finish of the realm, a lot wiser yet no longer an afternoon older than whilst he'd first entered it, hundreds of thousands of years have long past by.

    But Dweia isn't the just one capable of manage time. Her evil brother stocks the facility, and whereas Dweia has been instructing Althalus the secrets and techniques of The ebook, the traditional God has been utilizing the darkish magic of his personal publication to rewrite historical past. but all isn't misplaced. yet provided that Althalus, nonetheless a thief at center, can compile a ragtag staff of fellows, girls, and kids with out cause to belief him or one another.

    Boldly written and brilliantly imagined, The Redemption of Althalus is an epic myth to be savored within the analyzing and again to repeatedly for the knowledge, pleasure, and humor that purely the Eddingses supplies.
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  • The Cold Commands (A Land Fit for Heroes)

    By Richard K. Morgan

    NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
    Kirkus Reviews  • delusion e-book Critic


    “Pulpy and hard-core, yet with a center of gold.”—io9

    The otherworldly Kiriath as soon as used their complicated know-how to save lots of the realm from the darkish magic of the Aldrain, merely to go away as mysteriously as they arrived. Now one of many Kiriath’s uncanny machines has fallen from orbit, with a message that humanity once again faces a grave possibility: the Ilwrack Changeling, a boy raised to manhood within the ghostly realm of the grey areas. Wrapped in sorcerous shut eye on an island that drifts among this global and the grey locations, the Ilwrack Changeling is stirring. whilst he wakes, the Aldrain will rally to him and go back in strength. yet with the Kiriath gone, humankind’s destiny now is determined by warrior Ringil Eskiath and his few, depended on allies. project a deadly trip to strike first opposed to the Ilwrack Changeling, every one of them seeks to outrun a haunted prior and locate redemption sooner or later. yet redemption won’t come affordable. Nor, for that subject, will survival.
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  • Dragonsblood (Pern)

    By Todd J. McCaffrey

    In Dragon’s kinfolk, bestselling writer Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the 1st time ever, she invited one other author to affix her within the skies of her most renowned fictional construction. That author used to be her son, Todd McCaffrey. jointly, they penned a victorious new bankruptcy within the annals of the terribly renowned Dragonriders of Pern. Now, for the 1st time, Todd McCaffrey flies by myself. And Dragonsblood is facts that the way forward for Pern is in stable arms. in the end, dragons are in his blood. . . .

    Never within the dramatic historical past of Pern has there been a extra dire emergency than that which faces the younger dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious deadly disease is impressive dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire . . . and the subsequent lethal cycle of Threadfall is simply days away. by some means, Lorana needs to discover a healing sooner than the dragons–including her personal liked Arith–succumb to the ailment, leaving Pern undefended.

    The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten tune appear to aspect towards a solution from approximately years long ago, while Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the 1st dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. without doubt the 1st colonists possessed the complex know-how to discover the remedy for which Lorana seeks, yet over the centuries, that wisdom has been lost.
    Or has it?

    For within the far away earlier, an elderly Wind Blossom concerns that the germs that impact the fire-lizards may well at some point activate greater prey–and unharness a virus that would wreck the dragons, Pern’s basically defenders opposed to Thread. yet as her humans fight to outlive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the assets to burn up on a destiny which may by no means arrive–until all at once she uncovers facts that her worst fears will come true.

    Now courageous girls, separated by means of enormous quantities of years yet joined by way of bonds transcending time, turns into unknowing allies in a determined race opposed to illness and Threadfall, with not anything under the survival of all existence on Pern at stake.


    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Worldshaker

    By Richard Harland

    Col is a filthy rich baby of privilege. Raised to be triumphant his grandfather because the preferrred Commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker, he has lived a pampered existence at the higher Decks. He hasn't ever puzzled his position on this planet or his vivid and illustrious destiny. but if a dirty woman stows away in his cabin, unexpectedly not anything is apparent anymore. speedy and smart, Riff is not anything just like the Filthies that Col continuously discovered about—the dumb, gradual, less-than-human folks who toil away less than, preserving Worldshaker relocating. Filthies are meant to be animal-like, with no the facility of speech or the power to imagine for themselves—but Riff is smart and speedy and outspoken, and Col is attracted to her regardless of himself.

    As Col starts to secretly spend extra time with Riff, he starts to query every little thing he was once raised to think was once precise, and realizes that if Riff is true, then every thing he used to be raised to think is a lie. And Col himself could be the in basic terms individual capable of cope with it—even if it skill risking his destiny.
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  • Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive, The)

    By Brandon Sanderson

    Brandon Sanderson's epic Stormlight Archive maintains along with his number 1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance. Six years in the past, the murderer in White killed the Alethi king, and now he is murdering rulers in every single place Roshar; between his major goals is Highprince Dalinar. Kaladin is answerable for the royal bodyguards, a arguable publish for his low prestige, and needs to shield the king and Dalinar, whereas secretly getting to know amazing new powers associated with his honorspren, Syl. Shallan bears the weight of stopping the go back of the Voidbringers and the civilization-ending Desolation that follows. The Shattered Plains carry the reply, the place the Parshendi are confident by means of their battle chief to threat every little thing on a determined gamble with the very supernatural forces they as soon as fled.

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  • Dark Moon

    By David Gemmell

    The peaceable Eldarin have been the final of 3 historical races.  The mystical Oltor, healers and poets, had fallen prior to the dread strength of the tough and sadistic Daroth.  Yet in a single extraordinary evening the invincible Daroth had vanished from the face of the earth.  Gone have been their towns, their armies, their terror.  The nice Northern desolate tract used to be their in simple terms legacy.  Not a hint remained for one thousand years...

    The warfare of the Pearl had raged for seven years and the armies of the 4 Duchies have been exhausted and weary of bloodshed.  But the main of the Dukes, Sirano of Romark, possessed the Eldarin Pearl and was firm to resolve its secrets.

    Then, on one unforgetable day, a gloomy moon rose above the good Northern desolate tract, and a black tidal wave swept around the land.  In moments the wasteland had vanished underneath lush fields and forests and a very good urban can be obvious glittering within the morning sunlight.

    From this urban re-emerged the blood-hungry Daroth, strong and immortal, resistant to spear and sword.  They had just one desire:  to rid the area of humankind for ever.

    Now the destiny of the human race rests at the abilities of 3 heroes:  Karis, warrior-woman and strategist; Tarantio, the deadliest swordsman of the age; and Duvodas the Healer, who will examine a negative truth.

    A new international of fable and magic, love and heroism, from the bestselling writer of The Legend of Deathwalker.
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