Zombie Lover (Xanth, No. 22)

By Piers Anthony

Horrors and Hilarity Collide as a Vivacious younger customer to Xanth Faces a destiny a ways Worse than Death.

Breanna, a stunning younger newcomer to the enchanted land of Zanth, needs to care for a distressing issue. She has unwittingly attracted the affections of King Xeth, ruler of Xanth's Zombies, who yearns to make her Queen of the Undead! Her quest to maintain her innocence, and locate her future, takes her on an exciting day trip filled with perils, puzzles, and mounds of puns. Zombie Lover will supply a large quantity of macabre merriment for
Xanth's many fans.

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Fire Study (Study, Book 3)

By Maria V. Snyder

The apprenticeship is over— now the true attempt has begun.

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

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

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The Buried Giant (Vintage International)

By Kazuo Ishiguro

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In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that after raged among the Saxons and the Britons have ultimately ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an aged British couple, trigger to go to their son, whom they haven’t visible in years. And, simply because an odd mist has prompted mass amnesia in the course of the land, they could scarcely bear in mind whatever approximately him.

As they're joined on their trip through a Saxon warrior, his orphan cost, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly start to take note the darkish and previous all of them percentage. via turns savage, suspenseful, and very relocating, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation at the act of forgetting and the ability of reminiscence, a unprecedented story of affection, vengeance, and warfare.

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City of Ruin (Legends of the Red Sun (Paperback))

By Mark Charan Newton

Within the frozen north of a far-flung global lies Villiren, a urban affected by violent gangs and significant human/animal hybrids, stalked by means of a serial killer, and designated through an otherworldly military. Brynd Lathraea has introduced his elite evening safeguard to aid Villiren construct a scuffling with strength opposed to the invaders. yet good fortune will suggest facing the half-vampyre chief of the savage Bloods gang. in the meantime, reptilian rumel investigator Rumex Jeryd has come looking safe haven from Villjamur’s vindictive emperor—only to discover a urban riddled with intolerance among species, indifference to a murderer’s reign of terror, and the strong impression of criminals. because the enemy prepares to strike, and Villiren’s defenders activate one another, 3 refugees—deposed empress Jamur Rika, her sister Eir, and the student Randur Estevu—approach town. And with them they bring about a final, determined desire for survival . . . and a surprising revelation that would switch everything. 

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The Eye of the World

By Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns and a long time come and move, leaving thoughts that turn into legend. Legend fades to fantasy, or even delusion is lengthy forgotten while the Age that gave it beginning returns back. within the 3rd Age, an Age of Prophecy, the area and Time themselves hold within the stability. What used to be, what's going to be, and what's, could but fall lower than the Shadow.

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The Book of Dreams (The Chronicles of Faerie, Book 4)

By O. R. Melling

Dana Faolan, the spunky half-faerie heroine of The Light-Bearer's Daughter, the 3rd publication within the Chronicles, has been utilizing her entry to the land of Faerie to flee the worries of being in a brand new city. yet a dismal, mysterious enemy is set to sever the 2 worlds endlessly, therefore dooming either. it's going to take all of Dana's bravery and resourcefulness, plus the aid of acquaintances outdated and new, to save lots of her houses, specially while it turns into transparent that the reply lies in an act of negative sacrifice.

Just because the prior books explored Ireland's wealthy folkloric background, The publication of desires delves into the mystical lore of Canada. Melling supplies one other "compelling combination of mythology and geography" (School Library magazine, starred overview) that might thrill enthusiasts of the sequence.

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"The unmarried most pretty, reliable, unearthly, and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the 20th century ... a bit golden miracle of a book."--Neal Gaiman wish Mirrlees penned "Lud-in-the-Mist"--a vintage fable, and her in simple terms delusion novel--in 1926. while the city of Lud severs its ties to a Faerie land, an unlawful alternate in fairy fruit develops. yet consuming the fruit has terrible and wondrous results. "Helen desire Mirrlees was once born in England in 1887. Mirrlees used to be a detailed pal of such literary lighting as Walter de los angeles Mare, T.S. Eliot, André Gide, Katharine Mansfield, girl Ottoline Morrell, Bertrand Russell, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, and William Butler Yeats. lower than her personal identify, she released 3 novels: Madeleine -- considered one of Life's Jansenists (1921); The Counterplot (1924); and her 1926 vintage delusion Lud-in-the-Mist, which has said notion to the likes of Neil Gaiman, Mary mild, Elizabeth Hand, Johanna Russ, and Tim Powers."--SF web site "Hope Mirrlees' writing, often underrated, strikes among lightly loopy humour, poetic snatches, actual threat, and genuine poignancy."--The Encyclopedia of delusion

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