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Lady of Light and Shadows
  • Author : C. L. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780062023698
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “I love this book.” —Christine Feehan The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Lady of Light and Shadows is the second book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson continues the stirring, magical romance of Ellysetta, the woodcutter’s beautiful daughter, and the tormented Fey King Rain, as darkness rises up all around them, determined to destroy their love and their world.

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    Lord of the Fading Lands
  • Author : C. L. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780062023704
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The best book I’ve read in years.” —Christine Feehan The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Lord of the Fading Lands is the first book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson dazzles with a magnificent, heart-soaring tale of passion and great destiny—of the tormented Fey King Rain, the woodcutter’s daughter Ellysetta, who would be queen, and their eternal quest for true love in the mystical Fading Lands.

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    The Lady of Shadows
  • Author : Stephen King,Robin Furth,Peter David
  • Publisher : Gallery 13
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781982135331
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower…presented in this stunning third graphic novel of The Drawing of the Three series that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s saga continues. Sumptuously drawn by Piotr Kowalski, Jonathan Marks, Juanan Ramirez, and Cory Hamscher, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Lady of Shadows is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately introducing a generation of new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels.

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    Shadows and Light
  • Author : Anne Bishop
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101212509
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop weaves a dazzling tale of romance, high adventure, and thrilling fantasy in the second novel in the Tir Alainn Trilogy... Ever since the slaughter of the witches, the Fae—who should be shielding their long-lost cousins from danger—have ignored the needs of the rest of the world. And shadows are again gathering in the eastern villages—dark, potent shadows that threaten the lives of every witch, woman, and Fae. Only three Fae can stand against the growing madness and help prevent more bloodshed—the Bard, the Muse, and the Gatherer of Souls. Aiden, the Bard, knows how desperately the world depends upon the Fae’s protection. But the Fae refuse to heed his warnings about the wickedness lurking amid the trees. Now Aiden and his one true love—Lyrra, the Muse—must embark on a perilous journey to find the one Fae who can convince the rest to leave their secure perches to save the witches and mortals. Because if the Fae don’t act soon, no one will survive...

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    Oracle of Shadows and Light
  • Author : Lucy Cavendish
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse/Beyond Words
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781582703053
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This charismatic set of forty-five oracle cards and an in-depth guidebook provides teens with the power to change their lives. Seeking both to empower and entertain, bestselling Australian author Lucy Cavendish joins forces with world-renowned fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith to craft popular oracle cards that specifically address today’s independent teens. Misfits, mystics, seekers, and wanderers alike will delve into the forty-five beautifully illustrated cards, each with its own guiding message, from developing your inner strength, intuition, or simply finding happiness with oneself. Within the wide-eyed wonder of Oracle of Shadows and Light, readers will encounter grumpy fairies, sassy witches, cheeky ghosts, and brazen beings, all acting as the magickal messengers of mysterious dreams. Honest, quirky, and haunting, these shadowy-sweet strangelings appear within the in-depth guidebook, offering with step-by-step instructions for powerful, accurate, healing readings that can shape the seeker’s day, year, and future.

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    Queen of Song and Souls
  • Author : C. L. Wilson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0843960604
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As the evil mages of Eld stand on the brink of victory, Rain, the Fey King, and his bride Ellysetta must place their faith in love--and in themselves--by embracing a forbidden power that could either destroy their world or save it. Original.

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    Crown of Crystal Flame
  • Author : C. L. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780062013293
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “[Wilson] will dazzle readers.” —Chicago Tribune First time in print! The incomparable USA Today and New York Times bestseller C.L. Wilson continues her phenomenal Tairen Soul series with Crown of Crystal Flame, an epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. Popular author Christine Feehan is an enthusiastic fan of Wilson’s magnificent saga, and anyone who adores the dark, epic fantasy of Terry Goodkind will be captivated by the further adventures of the woodcutter’s daughter Ellysetta and her lover, the Fey King Rain, as they prepare for the ultimate battle to save their world, the mystical Fading Lands, from the all devouring Darkness.

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    Queen of Shadows
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781526634399
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Sarah J. Maas's global #1 bestselling THRONE OF GLASS series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth instalment. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Now she returns to the empire – to confront the shadows of her past ... Bloodthirsty for revenge on the two men responsible for destroying her life, and desperate to find out if the prince and his captain are safe, Celaena returns to Rifthold. She has accepted her identity as Aelin Galathynius, the lost Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, there are dark truths to learn and debts to be paid. Aelin must stay hidden beneath her assassin's hood and draw on her mortal strength as Celaena to prevent the King of Adarlan from tearing her world apart. Only then can she fight for her people. Readers will be held rapt as Celaena's story builds to an agonising crescendo, packed with heart-pounding action and searing romance.

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    The Way of Shadows
  • Author : Brent Weeks
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN : 9780316040228
  • Reader Reviews : 192
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art -- and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly -- and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics -- and cultivate a flair for death.

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    Images and Shadows
  • Author : Iris Origo
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9781681373669
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • An extraordinary memoir by Iris Origo, who chronicled political life in A Chill in the Air and War in Val d'Orcia, and now turns inward to describe her own family, the work of writing, and the transcience of memory. Images and Shadows, Iris Origo’s autobiographical account of her early life, is as perceptive and humane and beautifully written as her celebrated memoir War in Val d’Orcia. Origo’s father came from an old and moneyed American family, her mother was the daughter of an Irish peer, and Iris grew up in the most privileged of circumstances. Her father died of tuberculosis when he was only thirty, and her mother moved to Fiesole, Italy, where she and Iris developed a close friendship with the great connoisseur and art historian Bernard Berenson. Later, Origo and her Italian husband transformed a desolate and deforested Tuscan property into a flourishing estate, and it was there that she discovered her true calling as a writer. In Images and Shadows, Origo paints portraits of her shy, loving father and her headstrong mother, and describes beloved places, the books that formed her sensibility, and how she grew up and made her way in the world. She reflects on the pleasures and challenges of writing and evokes the persistence and fragility of memory. Images and Shadows is an autobiography that is as thoughtful as it is profoundly touching.

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    In Sunlight and in Shadow
  • Author : Mark Helprin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 726
  • ISBN : 9780547819235
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Returning home after serving in World War II to run his family business in New York, paratrooper Harry Copeland falls in love with young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, who risks everything to break off her engagement to another man. By the author of Winter's Tale. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) 100,000 first printing.

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    Sisters of Shadow and Light
  • Author : Sara B. Larson
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781250208392
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • From the acclaimed author of Defy, Sara B. Larson, Sisters of Shadow and Light is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes.... Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world—including their Paladin father the night Inara was born. On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out—leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother. For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world...until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Of Light and Darkness
  • Author : Shayne Leighton
  • Publisher : The Parliament House
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9781735417141
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "An absolutely unstoppable love story in an unputdownable book. So many twists and surprises I could barely take a breath!" - Shelly Crane, New York Times Bestselling Author of Significance and Wide Awake "A true delight from start to finish! It is sure to leave you thirsting for more!" - Diane Alberts, USA Today Bestselling Author hr Charlotte Ruzikova is an ordinary girl, but in a world of magic and monsters, it's exactly what makes her an outcast. In occult Prague, Witches draw enchantment spells, Shifters throw tea parties, and markets glow like stardust as jack-o'-lanterns jeer from cobblestone paths. For humans on the mundane side of town, the occult city is a fairy tale for storybooks, but for Charlotte, it's home. When she catches the eye of an Elven prince and spurns his advances, Charlotte sparks a devastating war between the creatures of the light and those lurking in the darkness. Worst of all, she endangers the person she loves most: the man who brought her to the occult city. Joining forces with a coven of outcast monsters, Charlotte rebels against an empire to preserve the magic in her city and in her heart. But can her allies set aside their differences for the greater good? Loyalties are tested and grudges grow thorny roots, but no matter the cost, Charlotte will fight to save the shadows. In the occult city, the dawn cannot consume the night. Warning: Guillermo del Toro-style monsters with the heart of a Studio Ghibli film roam free in the streets of Occult Prague. Fans of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES will be eager to visit. hr "I love a vampire that does what a vampire is supposed to do...I highly recommend this story as a must read! Goodbye Bella and Edward!"- I Heart YA Books "This was such a magical and beautifully written tale of love and found family. The plot had all the dynamic twists and turns to keep me enthralled to see what would happen next. I support any book that takes the "good versus evil" theme and flips it so the "evil" beings are misunderstood and hated by the "good" for being different. Also, I just really like vampires." - Verified Reviewer "Leighton had shown off her talents as a world builder, with an ability to create an atmosphere the reader can feel a part of. Her characters arrive on the scene fully fleshed out, each with their own quirks and backstory." - Steve Taintor, Vine Voice "Holy f***ing s***! This woman is an f***ing genius! I mean, seriously! I was hooked in from the very first word to the f***ing last! This book deserves 1,000s of stars because its just that f***ing epic. EPIC!!! That's the perfect word for this book." -Verified Reviewer

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    The Book of Air and Shadows
  • Author : Michael Gruber
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780061739538
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A fire destroys a New York City rare bookstore—and reveals clues to a treasure worth killing for. . . . A disgraced scholar is found tortured to death. . . . And those pursuing the most valuable literary find in history are about to cross from the harmless mundane into inescapable nightmare. From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Tropic of Night comes a breathtaking thriller that twists, shocks, and surprises at every turn as it crisscrosses centuries, from the glaring violence of today into the dark shadows of truth and lies surrounding the greatest writer the world has ever known.

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    Lord of Shadows
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9781442468405
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Emma is torn between her passion for Julian and her need to protect him from the consequences of a forbidden romantic partnership, a situation challenged by her relationship with Mark and his efforts to regain his Shadowhunter capabilities.

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    Girls of Storm and Shadow
  • Author : Natasha Ngan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316528764
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestseller Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped the oppression of the Hidden Palace, but their freedom comes at a terrible cost. Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel monarch wasn't the culmination of her destiny -- it was just the beginning. Now Lei, with a massive bounty on her head, must travel the kingdom with her warrior love Wren to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. Meanwhile, a plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy, or will she succumb to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her bond with Wren, and their very lives? The explosive Girls of Paper and Fire was named: A 10-week New York Times bestseller #1 on the Indie Kids Next List B&N's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2018 Buzzfeed's Books You Need to Pick Up This Fall Goodread's Ultimate Fall YA Reading List Shondaland's Fantasy Novels You Need to Read Bookriot's Must Read Asian Releases Bookish's Most Anticipated YA SFF List

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    Half Sick of Shadows
  • Author : Laura Sebastian
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780593200537
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Laura Sebastian is the next Madeline Miller. . . . a fierce, fresh, lyrical tale that will enthrall until the last page."--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Huntress A Popsugar Best Summer Read of 2021 A Bibliolifestyle Most Anticipated Summer 2021 Sci-fi and Fantasy Book "Magical, haunting, unique--I haven't been so excited about an Arthur book since I read The Once and Future King ."--Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author The Lady of Shalott reclaims her story in this bold feminist reimagining of the Arthurian myth from the New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess. Everyone knows the legend. Of Arthur, destined to be a king. Of the beautiful Guinevere, who will betray him with his most loyal knight, Lancelot. Of the bitter sorceress, Morgana, who will turn against them all. But Elaine alone carries the burden of knowing what is to come--for Elaine of Shalott is cursed to see the future. On the mystical isle of Avalon, Elaine runs free and learns of the ancient prophecies surrounding her and her friends--countless possibilities, almost all of them tragic. When their future comes to claim them, Elaine, Guinevere, Lancelot, and Morgana accompany Arthur to take his throne in stifling Camelot, where magic is outlawed, the rules of society chain them, and enemies are everywhere. Yet the most dangerous threats may come from within their own circle. As visions are fulfilled and an inevitable fate closes in, Elaine must decide how far she will go to change destiny--and what she is willing to sacrifice along the way.

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    Of Love and Shadows
  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781501117046
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A woman reporter in a Latin American country and a photographer are sent on a routine assignment. The two uncover a hideous crime, the revelation of which could challenge the terrorism of the military regime.

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    The Light Inside the Shadow
  • Author : Michelle Anderson,Julia Reynolds,Joanne Allen
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781921934162
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • You are not alone! BlueBoard is an online community for people concerned about mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality and related disorders. There are forums for people working on their own recovery and for friends and family members. The aim of BlueBoard is to enable people to reach out and both offer and receive help. BlueBoard is free, anonymous and available at any time from around the world. The delivery of BlueBoard is supported by funding from the Australian Department of Hea

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    King of Sword and Sky
  • Author : C. L. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780062023681
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “[Wilson] will dazzle readers.” —Chicago Tribune The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! King of Sword and Sky is the third book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson’s magnificent story continues—as the Fey King Rain must risk everything for his truemate Ellysetta, even as he struggles to save his imperiled kingdom with magic, sword, and flame…and by awakening the astonishing dormant inner power that his lady love possesses.

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    The Girl in His Shadow
  • Author : Audrey Blake
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781728228730
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "An exquisitely detailed journey through the harrowing field of medicine in mid-19th century London."—Tracey Enerson Wood, USA Today bestselling author of The Engineer's Wife and The War Nurse An unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her. London, 1845: Raised by the eccentric surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents to a deadly pandemic, the orphan Nora Beady knows little about conventional life. While other young ladies were raised to busy themselves with needlework and watercolors, Nora was trained to perfect her suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections. Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft's private clinic Nora is his most trusted—and secret—assistant. That is until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives. Dr. Gibson has no idea that Horace's bright and quiet young ward is a surgeon more qualified and ingenuitive than even himself. In order to protect Dr. Croft and his practice from scandal and collapse Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role—that of a proper young lady. But pretense has its limits. Nora cannot turn away and ignore the suffering of patients, even if it means giving Gibson the power to ruin everything she's worked for. And when she makes a discovery that could change the field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice. Remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work, or step into the light—even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy. Fans of The Other Einstein and The Paris Library will relish this riveting and empowering story about one woman's fight to follow her dreams and build a life—and legacy—beyond what is expected of her. Praise for The Girl in His Shadow: "A suspenseful story of a courageous young woman determined to become a surgeon in repressive Victorian England. Fluidly written, impeccably researched, The Girl in His Shadow is a memorable literary gift to be read, reread, and treasured."—Gloria Goldreich, author of The Paris Children Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

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    A Shadow in the Ember
  • Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Publisher : Blue Box Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781952457487
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns with book one of the all-new, compelling Flesh and Fire series—set in the beloved Blood and Ash world. Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort. However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot. Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.

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    Shadows on the Lake
  • Author : Giovanni Cocco,Amneris Magella
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780698185722
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A new atmospheric Italian mystery novel set in Lake Como, introducing the clever and captivating Inspector Stefania Valenti During the construction of a new road to the Swiss border in the mountains above Lake Como, the remains of a young man are unearthed on the powerful Cappelletti family’s property. On the case is Stefania Valenti, forty-five, divorced with a young daughter, and a brilliant, determined police inspector. Her investigation takes her back to World War II and deep into the history of the region, a place that during the war attracted smugglers, deserters, secret agents, and fleeing Jews. Steeped in the beautiful atmosphere of Northern Italy, Valenti’s investigation brings to light a family’s secret, a tragic romance, and reveals a fascinating piece of Italian history.

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    Light & Shadow
  • Author : Moira Katson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9781484103739
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Catwin is chosen to be a Shadow by the Duke of Voltur to his niece, the Lady Miriel DeVere. The ruthless Duke is using Miriel as a pawn to catch weak and sickly King Garad's heart. Catwin and Miriel must quickly learn who to trust and how to use all their skills if they want to survive at Court, including when to turn those skills against the very people who have trained them.

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    Book of Shadows and Light
  • Author : Lucy Cavendish
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0738756229
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Shadows Spark
  • Author : C. Rochelle
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9798657423280
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • **Second edition: This book has been reformatted and includes a new cover and 10K+ words of expanded content** BLURB: Rejected by Hell Hunted by Heaven A destiny written in the stars Current mood: Over it Have you ever had the kind of week where you're supposed to be escorting souls to Hell but instead you save a handsome human with some lightning power you didn't know you possessed then end up in a naughty angel's bed? Well, that's what's new in my life... And now my unrequited first love has left Hell to search for me before the killing machines of the Demonic Forces or the Angelic Army find me. Some believe I'm the physical incarnation of a celestial legend, sent to shake up the already shaky truce between Heaven and Hell and save the human race. No pressure. I failed my Reaper exams and have barely been kissed but that won't stop me from harnessing my powers to claim my divine birthright. All while taking some very tempting men to bed--no matter if they're angels, demons, or anything in between. -- The Wings of Darkness + Light trilogy is an alternate history that imagines "What if angels and demons walked among us?" This is a steamy, medium-burn (heat index 3-4) paranormal romance with an urban fantasy setting and a reverse harem that builds over time. Our heroine is a force to be reckoned with and never has to choose just one man. MFMM (for now) Multiple POV This series is meant for readers 18 and over. Book ends on mild cliffhanger. Possible triggers: Sweary dialogue Graphic sex Plenty of side-eye toward the Old and New Testament and societal class systems Brief mention of contemplated suicide Rejected by Hell Hunted by Heaven A destiny written in the stars Current mood: Over it Have you ever had the kind of week where you're supposed to be escorting souls to Hell but instead you save a handsome human with some lightning power you didn't know you possessed then end up in a naughty angel's bed? Well, that's what's new in my life... And now my unrequited first love has left Hell to search for me before the killing machines of the Demonic Forces or the Angelic Army find me. Some believe I'm the physical incarnation of a celestial legend, sent to shake up the already shaky truce between Heaven and Hell and save the human race. No pressure. I failed my Reaper exams and have barely been kissed but that won't stop me from harnessing my powers to claim my divine birthright. All while taking some very tempting men to bed--no matter if they're angels, demons, or anything in between. -- The Wings of Darkness + Light trilogy is an alternate history that imagines "What if angels and demons walked among us?" This is a steamy, paranormal romance with an urban fantasy, alternate-history setting. Our heroine is a force to be reckoned with who never has to choose just one man. MFMM (for now) Multiple POV This series is meant for readers 18 and over. Book ends on mild cliffhanger. Possible triggers: Sweary dialogue Naughty humor Graphic sex Plenty of side-eye toward the Old and New Testament and societal class systems Brief mention of contemplated suicide

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    Reign of Shadows
  • Author : Sophie Jordan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780062377661
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Destiny and darkness collide in this romantic, sweeping new fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo. Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok's lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna's survival depends on the world believing she is dead. But that doesn't stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized. With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

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    Lady of the Light
  • Author : Donna Gillespie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781440624414
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Auriane, warrior maiden of the Chattian tribe, was sworn to remove the cursed Romans from the lands of the Rhine. Then fate intervened: she was captured, brought to Rome in chains, and trained to fight in the arenas as a gladiator - only to fall in love with a Roman aristocrat, Marcus Arrius Julianus, and become his wife. Marcus and Auriane have lived in tranquility for years but, without his knowledge, Auriane is a traitor to Rome. Plundering her husband's coffers for nearly a decade, Auriane has provided her people with enough wealth to arm themselves. Now, Auriane's betrayal has been discovered, and if her duplicity reaches the Roman authorities, her life - and the lives of her family - will be forfeit.

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    The Shadow Lines
  • Author : Amitav Ghosh,Amitav
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780143066569
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  • Genre : Boys
  • Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families -- one English, one Bengali -- as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, from the outbreak of World War II to the late twentieth century, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

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    Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith
  • Author : Adam Christopher
  • Publisher : Random House Worlds
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780593358610
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in this essential novel set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The Empire is dead. Nearly two decades after the Battle of Endor, the tattered remnants of Palpatine’s forces have fled to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. But for the heroes of the New Republic, danger and loss are ever-present companions, even in this newly forged era of peace. Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, foretelling an ominous secret growing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disturbance in the Force is undeniable . . . and Luke’s worst fears are confirmed when his old friend Lando Calrissian comes to him with reports of a new Sith menace. After Lando’s daughter was stolen from his arms, he searched the stars for any trace of his lost child. But every new rumor leads only to dead ends and fading hopes—until he crosses paths with Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin tasked with kidnapping a young girl. Ochi’s true motives remain shrouded to Luke and Lando. For on a junkyard moon, a mysterious envoy of the Sith Eternal has bequeathed a sacred blade to the assassin, promising that it will answer the questions that have haunted him since the Empire fell. In exchange, he must complete a final mission: Return to Exegol with the key to the Sith’s glorious rebirth—Rey, the granddaughter of Darth Sidious himself. As Ochi hunts Rey and her parents to the edge of the galaxy, Luke and Lando race into the mystery of the Sith’s lingering shadow and aid a young family running for their lives.

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    The Lady of Shalott
  • Author : Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044013565247
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Arthurian romances
  • A narrative poem about the death of Elaine, "the lily maid of Astolat".

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    Star Wars: Queen's Shadow
  • Author : E. K. Johnston
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9781368025638
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Ahsoka! When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

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    The Daily Show (The Book)
  • Author : Chris Smith
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781455565351
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Humor
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

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    Queen of Air and Darkness
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9781442468443
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel. What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. Their society now teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find there is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of the Shadowhunters before a deadly curse destroys them and everyone they love.

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    The Maid and the Queen
  • Author : Nancy Goldstone
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781101561294
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : History
  • “Attention, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen.” (Laura Miller, Salon.com) Politically astute, ambitious, and beautiful, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the Hundred Years War, Yolande championed the dauphin's cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, drawing on her savvy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies. But the enemy seemed invincible. Just as French hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France. Now, on the six hundredth anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, this fascinating book explores the relationship between these two remarkable women, and deepens our understanding of this dramatic period in history. How did an illiterate peasant girl gain access to the future king of France, earn his trust, and ultimately lead his forces into battle? Was it only the hand of God that moved Joan of Arc-or was it also Yolande of Aragon?

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    Kings of Shadow and Stone
  • Author : Breanna Diaz
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 694
  • ISBN : 0578318873
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Power can lead to a crown or a cage. Passion can give you wings? or a grave.The Coroner raised her scythe, but the forces of the Dalis razed her people to the ground. Keres' chains are now in the hands of her enemy and he's bringing her to heel. Twists of fate and warfare are entangling her. She must learn to play the strings or become the spell-bound puppet.

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    American Gods
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 9780380789030
  • Reader Reviews : 536
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

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    A Gathering of Shadows
  • Author : V. E. Schwab
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9780765376473
  • Reader Reviews : 2657
  • Genre : FICTION
  • Experiencing ominous dreams, Kell watches Red London excitedly preparing for the Element Games international magic competition only to realize that the threat of Black London is returning.

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    Among Shadows
  • Author : Aline P Mora
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9798513346401
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  • Genre : Books
  • I LIED, I KILLED AND NOW, I'VE LOST EVERYTHING. THE ONLY THING LEFT IS FINDING OUT IF ANY OF IT WAS WORTH IT. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass and Shadow and Bone. The enticing beginning of a new fantasy series set in a world where magic is the most absolute power and one woman needs to decide what price she is willing to pay for her own freedom. Aila is a young spy and the only Darkness wielder in the world. For years, she has chosen the safety of a powerful man protection over the dangers in the streets of Niran. Until, in the midst of a Rebellion, she is infiltrated in the palace, where she is confronted with conspiracies, lies and the force of unexpected friendship. When her true power is discovered and the stakes become higher than ever, she will be forced to revisit her true alliances and to decide what role she will claim in the future of the world. A thrilling, page-turning tale about the true price of finding yourself..