Age of Iron (Iron Age)

By Angus Watson

LEGENDS are usually not BORN. they're MADE.

Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary touring south to affix up with King Zadar's military. yet he retains rescuing the incorrect people.
First Spring, a baby he unearths scavenging at the battlefield, after which Lowa, one in every of Zadar's so much fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge at the king for her sister's execution.
Now Dug's at the incorrect facet of the thousands-strong military he was hoping to hitch ­-- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his aspect. All Dug has is his struggle hammer, one small baby, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that will get all of them killed . . .

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The City & The City

By China Miéville

New York Times bestselling writer China Miéville promises his such a lot entire novel but, an existential mystery set in a urban not like any other–real or imagined.

When a murdered lady is located within the urban of Beszel, someplace on the fringe of Europe, it seems to be a regimen case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the extraordinary Crime Squad. yet as he investigates, the facts issues to conspiracies a ways stranger and extra lethal than whatever he may have imagined.

Borlú needs to trip from the decaying Beszel to the one city on the earth as unusual as his personal. this can be a border crossing like no different, a trip as psychic because it is actual, a shift in belief, a seeing of the unseen. His vacation spot is Beszel’s equivalent, rival, and intimate neighbor, the wealthy and colourful urban of Ul Qoma. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, and suffering from his personal transition, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of rabid nationalists reason on destroying their neighboring urban, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the 2 into one. because the detectives discover the lifeless woman’s secrets and techniques, they start to suspect a fact that can fee them and people they care approximately greater than their lives.

What stands opposed to them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, so much terrifying of all, that which lies among those cities.

Casting colors of Kafka and Philip ok. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The urban & the City is a homicide secret taken to spectacular metaphysical and creative heights.

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Marked (Servants of Fate Book 1)

By Sarah Fine

In a damaged panorama carved via environmental cave in, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry dangers existence and limb at the entrance strains of a delicate and unsafe urban. What so much don’t know—including her attractive new accomplice, Eli Margolis—is that whereas Cacy works to save lots of lives, she has one other task ferrying the lifeless to the Afterlife. as soon as people are “Marked” through destiny, the strong Ferrys are known as to escort the weak souls to both everlasting bliss or endless hearth and pain.

Unaware of Cacy’s different existence, Eli reveals himself as mesmerized via his fierce and lovely accomplice as he's mistrustful of the influential Ferry extended family led by means of the Charon—who occurs to be Cacy’s father. Cacy, in flip, can not deny her severe appeal to the mysterious ex-Ranger with a haunted previous. yet simply as their courting heats up, an obvious hit takes the Charon ahead of his time. Shaken to the middle, Cacy pursues the rogue point who has seized the reins of destiny, purely to find that Eli has a devastating mystery of his personal. now not realizing whom to belief, what's going to Cacy need to sacrifice to guard Eli—and to ensure humanity’s destiny is secure?

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The Twisted Citadel: DarkGlass Mountain: Book Two (DarkGlass Mountain Series)

By Sara Douglass

Tencendor isn't any extra. The land is long gone. yet a number of SunSoars stay, and a brand new foe walks the area.

In a time of magic and threat, 3 new heroes have stepped forward—Ishbel Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil; Isaiah, the Tyrant of Isembaard; and Maximilian, the Lord of Elcho Falling. but regardless of their top efforts, the darkish God Kanubai has risen. And worse but, conflict approaches—backed by way of the evil, insidious DarkGlass Mountain, hordes of insatiable Skraelings ravage the land.

While the trio struggles to maintain its armies and alliances alive, the SunSoars have their very own demanding situations, together with the opportunity to rejoin the paranormal big name Dance in the end, and the looks of the Lealfast, long-lost relatives to the Icarii. The Lealfast and the Icarii could be buddies . . . or lethal enemies. And as tensions upward thrust among the 2 races, Axis SunSoar revives his elite Strike strength in a determined bid to forestall the darkness.

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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern - Volume 1)

By Anne McCaffrey

HOW CAN ONE woman keep a complete WORLD?

To the nobles who dwell in Benden Weyr, Lessa is not anything yet a ragged kitchen lady. for many of her lifestyles she has survived by way of serving those that betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take again her stolen birthright.

But every thing alterations whilst she meets a queen dragon. The bond they proportion can be deep and final perpetually. it's going to shield them whilst, for the 1st time in centuries, Lessa’s global is threatened by way of Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys every little thing it touches. Dragons and their Riders as soon as safe the planet from Thread, yet there are only a few of them left nowadays. Now courageous Lessa needs to chance her lifestyles, and the lifetime of her liked dragon, to save lots of her attractive global. . . .

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

By Gregory Maguire

“[An] engrossing story...endearing and memorable.”
Boston Herald

“[An] arresting hybrid of puzzle, fairy story, and historic novel.”
Detroit loose Press

“A story so movingly informed that you're going to say on the finish of the 1st studying, ‘It’s been many years given that I’ve learn a publication this good.’”

Nashville Tennessean

 

Gregory Maguire proves himself to be “one of latest fiction’s such a lot guaranteed myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews) with Confessions of an unsightly Stepsister, his inventive and provocative retelling of the undying Cinderella fairy story. maybe top recognized for his darkish and breathtaking oz. sequence The depraved Years—including the radical Wicked, which encouraged the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical—Maguire is a grasp at upending the standard to assist us see the normal in a super new light.

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The Essence: A Pledge Novel (The Pledge Trilogy)

By Kimberly Derting

“Danger, dread, secret, and romance” (Booklist) proceed within the moment publication of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is below siege from the main strange of enemies.

At the luminous end of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her position as Queen of Ludania. yet Charlie is familiar with that Sabara has now not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, able to come up on the first signal of weakness.

Charlie isn't really vulnerable, yet she’s being driven to the edge. as well as suppressing the ever present impression of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and combating a becoming resistance decided to come back Ludania to its discriminatory caste procedure. Charlie desires to be a similar woman Max loves, who Brook trusts, yet she’s Your Majesty now, and he or she feels torn in two.

As Charlie trips to an annual summit to fulfill with leaders of close by Queendoms—an occasion the place her skill to appreciate all languages stands out as the utmost asset—she is confronted with the final word betrayal. And the single individual she will flip to for assistance is the evil soul dwelling inside.

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The Eye of Charon

Warrior Nermesa Klandes, after his first project results in bloodshed, needs to embark on a perilous venture whilst caravans from Aquilonia's buddies are being slaughtered through an unknown enemy, plunging him right into a international of darkish magic and demonic powers that c
Title: The Eye of Charon
Author: Knaak, Richard A.
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Publication Date: 2006/09/26
Number of Pages: 284
Binding sort: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: oc2007055426

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East of Ealing (The Brentford Trilogy Book 3)

By Robert Rankin

Are machine barcodes the Mark of the Beast? Hell yeah!
The finish occasions foretold within the ebook of Revelation are coming to cross in Brentford, a relaxed London suburb, East of Ealing. Lateinos and Romiith an enormous desktop company is making plans to barcode the inhabitants of the realm and dispose of cash. the boys who common Brentford’s best public condo - The Flying Swan - are usually not going to love that! The headquarters of the sinister company towers into the suburban sky, casting a anxious shadow and placing the finally end up the locals. anything must be performed and by way of tackling Armageddon and the Apocalypse, who higher to tackle the duty, than these unemployed inebriates, Jim Pooley and John Omally? good, there’s Professor Slocombe, who has convinced plans of his personal. And Norman from the nook store who has simply rediscovered the secrets and techniques of perpetual movement. and there's additionally Mr Sherlock Holmes of Baker highway, whose shock stopover at to Brentford is inflicting whatever of a stir. among the lot of them they're certain to get a hold of whatever. . . . . . .Or in all likelihood now not!
Yes, they’re again, for ebook 3 of The Brentford Trilogy: a forged of cute rogues, fearsome magicians, eccentric inventors and a pagan barlord whose prior adventures have been documented within the Antipope and The Brentford Triangle. East of Ealing was once initially released in 1984, and now turns out a great deal prior to its time and forces the reader to invite the cosmic query: the place does Robert Rankin get his principles from?

“STARK RAVING GENIUS” - Observer

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