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Spellsinger
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 1497601622
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Snatched through a portal into a land of magic, a young musician must use a mysterious, multistring duar to rescue the world into which he has fallen before he can return to his own Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and an occasional taste of reefer. But when a journey through an interdimensional portal lands him in a world of talking animals and ominous sorcery, he finds he is on a very different trip indeed. Here, when he plays a strange instrument called a duar, peculiar things happen-powerful magic that may be the only way to stop a dark force that threatens his new world-and his old one. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come. Spellsinger, the first in Alan Dean Foster's eight-book Spellsinger series, introduces a world of magic and mayhem, where animals are people and plunging ahead no matter what the consequences may be the only way to survive. "One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science fiction and fantasy." -The Times "Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds." -SFRevu "Foster knows how to spin a yarn." -Starlog "Foster does a fine job with his misfit heroes and even with his minor characters." -Publishers Weekly The New York Times-bestselling author of more than 110 books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction and fantasy. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA, but first found success in 1968 when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. In 1972 he wrote his first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, the first in his Pip and Flinx series featuring the Humanx Commonwealth, a universe he has explored in more than twenty-five novels. Foster also created the Spellsinger series and has written dozens of bestselling film novelizations, as well as the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. An avid world traveler, he chronicles some of his own adventures in the wild in his memoir Predators I Have Known (2011). Foster lives with his family in Prescott, Arizona.

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    The Hour of the Gate
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781453211717
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Marooned in another universe, a musician leads a motley army to save two worlds, in an entertaining tale by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Jon-Tom just wanted to go home. Trapped in a world where animals speak and magic is real, the American college student yearned for an ordinary dorm-room life. But here his music has magical power—even if he can’t control it—which may be able to save the world from the army of the Plated Folk, whose sinister queen plans on killing and eating every warm-blooded mammal she can get her pincers on and taking over their lands. The great battle is coming, and Jon-Tom, whose posse includes a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a filthy mind, must raise an army to fight it. To find allies they must make an impossible journey, across mountains and rivers no one has ever passed before. Survival will be a miracle—but Jon-Tom is no ordinary musician.

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    The Day of the Dissonance
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9781453211748
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • To save his wizard mentor, a spellsinger—and his otter sidekick—must cross time and space, in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Jon-Tom and his friends have seen better days. After his motley crew moved heaven and Earth to save civilization at the battle of Jo-Troom Gate, his merry band went its separate ways. Mudge, the foul-mouthed otter, eagerly returned to thieving, drinking, and whoring, while Talea, the girl of Jon-Tom’s dreams, embarked on her own adventures, leaving him to study magic with Clothahump, the irascible wizard whose inept spell trapped him in this weird otherworld in the first place. But now Clothahump is dying, and not even Jon-Tom’s spellsinging can make him well. In search of medicine for the centuries-old turtle, he and Mudge venture across the seas on a dubious quest that will require the assistance of an Amazonian white tiger, a ferret, and a gender-challenged unicorn. They’re going to need all the help they can get.

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    Son of Spellsinger
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780575131705
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Call him "Spellmaster Jr." Much to Clothahump the Wizard's distress, ex-hippie Jon-Tom and otherworldly Talea's son Buncan wants to be a questing hero, but not a spellsinger. Instead he forms a band with Mudge's kids, otters Nocter and Squill, one that creates a wild, unpredictable magic - based on rap! Then an anteater arrives with rumours about a dangerous legend. Soon the young rappers, aided by a drunk rhino, are off on an odyssey to a fortress where evil sorcerers threaten the world. And where only the unknown power of Buncan's beat can stop the hordes of hideous hybrids...

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    The Time of the Transference
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781453211830
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Another tale of talking animals and misdirected magic in the #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s whimsical series: “Foster knows how to spin a yarn” (Starlog). Jon-Tom has been trapped in a strange land of talking owls and wizarding turtles for a year now, his sole consolation that in this universe his musical abilities have inadvertently made him something of a sorcerer. But when an encounter with some burglars leads to him snapping the magical duar that channels his power, he finds himself an ordinary human again—on a quest to repair his instrument with nothing but his staff and his semi-faithful, ever-complaining otter sidekick to defend him. The journey takes them to the ends of the earth—and beyond. On the run from some half-wit pirates, they dart into a cave and find themselves in San Antonio, the shortcut to home that Jon-Tom has long dreamed about. But Texas wants nothing to do with this long-haired wizard, or the unpleasant creatures who are tracking him.

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    The Moment of the Magician
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781453211779
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The spellsinger Jon-Tom faces off against a malignant magic—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Relic. Far to the south of the peaceful Bellwoods, where Jon-Tom the spellsinger continues trying to master the art of turning music into magic, a sinister force has awakened: a magician with great ambition and unheard-of power. He summons lightning to do his bidding, commands an army of faceless flying demons, and claims to come from another world—one Jon-Tom suspects might be his own. If he can somehow reason with the unknown magician, perhaps they can combine their talents and find a way to go home together. Wary of this new wickedness, Jon-Tom’s suspicious mentor sends the spellsinger and his companions on a journey to the southlands, assuring him that the land they are to visit is “tropical, friendly, and largely uninhabited.” As Jon-Tom learns all too often, in this mysterious world much will be proven catastrophically wrong.

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    The Spellsinger Adventures Volume One
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 778
  • ISBN : 9781504047159
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Three fantasy novels of music and magic in the beloved series by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author. A college slacker’s world is turned upside down when he’s transported to a new land where music can create magic. There, he teams up with other magical brethren and creates bonds of friendship he will honor for life. Spellsinger: Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and pot. But when an interdimensional portal lands him in another world, he learns that his musical ability can create magic, which he’ll need in order to stop a dark force. The Hour of the Gate: Jon-Tom, whose posse now includes a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a filthy mind, must raise an army to fight the Plated Folk and end their queen’s plans to eat all the mammals in the land. The Day of the Dissonance: Jon-Tom’s merry band went its separate ways after the battle of Jo-Troom Gate. But now the wizarding turtle, Clothahump, is dying, and Jon-Tom must embark on a new quest with his friends to search for a cure.

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    Chorus Skating
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9781453211892
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A middle-aged, out-of-shape spellsinger yearns for one last great adventure, in this rollicking fantasy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Jon-Tom and Mudge are bored. Their adventuring days long behind them, the spellsinger and his once-thieving otter sidekick have settled into a life of tepid domesticity, and they are sick of it. They hunger for an old-fashioned adventure, but there are no more great evils to combat. And so they decide to follow the music. Literally. A drifting cloud of lost chords has taken to floating around Jon-Tom, and following it puts them on the trail of an evil that terrifies the spellsinger. Something is stealing music. Finding out who, and why, is responsible for the silencing of the instruments will put Jon-Tom and Mudge into great peril, at the hands of a selfish elephant, a greedy black bear, and a whirlpool with a filthy sense of humor. Seeking adventure, they’ve stumbled into one turn that may turn out to be their last.

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    The Paths of the Perambulator
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9781453211809
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A trapped cosmic creature may drive the whole world mad—unless the spellsinger can set it free: “Foster knows how to spin a yarn” (Starlog). It’s an ordinary day in the Bellwoods, save for the fact that Jon-Tom the spellsinger has awoken as a six-foot blue crab. He soon reverts to normal—as normal as a college student trapped in a world of magic and talking animals can be, anyway—but the bizarre changes keep happening, affecting not just him but the whole of this strange world. His wizardly mentor suspects these are the effects of the perambulator, a cosmic being whose presence distorts reality. One has been imprisoned in the mountains, and unless they free it, it will rip the world to shreds one insane illusion at a time. So Jon-Tom sets out, backed by the wizard, a boozehound owl, a gutter-minded otter, and a warrior koala with a taste for leather. Saving the world will be a cinch, as long as they don’t lose their minds along the way.

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    Spellsinger
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781453211687
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A musician is transported into a land of magic—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Into Darkness. Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a typical college student, interested in girls, music, and an occasional taste of reefer. But when a journey through an interdimensional portal lands him in a world of talking animals and ominous sorcery, he finds he is on a very different trip indeed. Here, when he plays a strange instrument called a duar, peculiar things happen: powerful magic that may be the only way to stop a dark force that threatens his new world—and his old one. Reluctantly, he finds himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally an army for the war about to come. Spellsinger, the first in Alan Dean Foster’s eight-book Spellsinger series, introduces a world of magic and mayhem, where animals are people and plunging ahead no matter what the consequences may be the only way to survive.

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    Avalon: Web of Magic Book 5
  • Author : Rachel Roberts
  • Publisher : Seven Seas
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1933164727
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The first benefit concert for the Ravenswood Wildlife Preserve is on! Everyone is depending on the event to ensure the survival of Ravenswood. It’s got to be a success. And Kara’s on the case. She’s booked two mega rock acts, a fabulous girl band and hot pop idol Johnny Conrad. But Conrad may be hiding a dangerous secret that threatens the animals, Ravenswood, and the girls themselves. Spellsinger is the fifth book in Avalon: Web of Magic, a twelve book fantasy series by Rachel Roberts for middle grade readers. Through their magical journey, the teenage heroines discover who they really are . . . and run into plenty of good guys, bad guys, and cute guys. Out of print for two years, Seven Seas is pleased to return the Avalon series to print in editions targeted for today’s manga-readers, with new manga-style covers and interior illustrations.

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    Son of Spellsinger
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781453211861
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hoping to duplicate the adventurous yarns of their parents, the children of spellsinger Jon-Tom and his otter sidekick Mudge set out on a perilous quest of their own Decades have passed since college student Jon-Tom Meriweather was first marooned in a strange land of magic, and over the years he has married, raised a son, and honed his voice so that the effects of his spellsinging—whereby he calls up magic with song—are almost predictable. His son’s voice is another matter. Buncan wants to follow in his father’s adventurous footsteps, but his every chord brings more discord, and there seem to be no good quests to be had. When one falls in his lap—investigating something called the Grand Veritable, whose very name is enough to send wizened wizards hiding under their covers—he seeks the help of two of his friends, children of Jon-Tom’s old otter sidekick Mudge, whose voices are as pure as Buncan’s is muddy. The determined trio runs away from home, ready to pit their teenage talents against a very adult danger.

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    A Symphony of Sirens
  • Author : Amy Sumida
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1547255609
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • To sing with your heart you must first learn to listen. Sirens are some of the most dangerous denizens of the Beneath. So when they start going missing, it's assumed that a supremely powerful being is behind the disappearances. But who and why? As Elaria struggles to find answers to the siren situation, even more questions arise. Questions like: what kind of magic did the witch relic leave within her? And: what should she do about the three men who have become so important to her? One is her past, one: her present, and the third wants nothing more than to be her future. Can she find the solution in time to save her family? Or will love turn her symphony sour?

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    The Last Lullaby
  • Author : Amy Sumida
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1546823115
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Magic
  • Elaria Tanager comes from two old, distinguished family lines. Her father's people are witches and her mother's are sirens which makes her something very rare. Elaria is a spellsinger, able to weave words into witchcraft and she's made a lucrative business out of her talents. Anything is possible is Elaria sings the right lyrics. She's made a name for herself within the paranormal community and now a fairy duke has come all the way from Tir Nan Og to hire her.

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    The Day of the Dissonance
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1497601746
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • To save his dying mentor, Jon-Tom the spellsinger and his ever reluctant sidekick Mudge the otter must venture across time and space to confront a danger unlike anything they have faced before Jon-Tom and his friends have seen better days. After his motley crew moved heaven and Earth to save civilization at the battle of Jo-Troom Gate, his merry band went its separate ways. Mudge, the foul-mouthed otter, eagerly returned to thieving, drinking, and whoring, while Talea, the girl of Jon-Tom's dreams, embarked on her own adventures, leaving him to study magic with Clothahump, the irascible wizard whose inept spell trapped him in this weird otherworld in the first place. But now Clothahump is dying, and not even Jon-Tom's spellsinging can make him well. In search of medicine for the centuries-old turtle, he and Mudge venture across the seas on a dubious quest that will require the assistance of an Amazonian white tiger, a ferret, and a gender-challenged unicorn. They're going to need all the help they can get.

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    Midworld
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781453274071
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A jungle planet must defend against exploitative aliens in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From the rich imagination of science fiction great Alan Dean Foster comes the story of Midworld, a Humanx Commonwealth planet that’s equally fragile and hostile. Covered by a lush rainforest, Midworld is home to a primitive society that lives in harmony with the natural world. But the arrival of an exploitative human company, whose workers know nothing of Midworld’s delicate ecosystem, sparks a conflict. Should Midworld’s villagers aid the humans or stand against them? The hero of Foster’s addictive page-turner, Born, decides to lead two humans across the perilous jungle. His choice propels Midworld toward annihilation—and leads him headlong into a battle for survival.

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    War of the Gods
  • Author : Poul Anderson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781504063999
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Readers bored with Tolkien-clone fantasies will be enthralled by the intricately detailed world and characters Anderson brings to life here.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review The Grand Master of Science Fiction delivers “a Dark Age saga based on Old Scandinavian mythology and the exploits of the legendary Danish King Hadding . . . A brilliantly accomplished yarn” (Kirkus Reviews). In a scheme arranged by the god Odin, Hadding is born to King Gram Skjoldung of Denmark but is sent to be raised by giants for his own safety. After his father is murdered, Hadding must claim his destiny. Prey to the follies of humans and gods, he rises to the challenges of war, fate, and love in a mythic adventure “episodic in character, gory in detail, fatalistic in atmosphere, and spiked with sinister, chthonic Norse magic” (Interzone). “War of the Gods struck me like a hammer-bolt out of the sky.” —Black Gate Praise for Poul Anderson “Anderson has produced more milestones in contemporary science fiction and fantasy than any one man is entitled to.” —Stephen Donaldson “One of science fiction’s most revered writers.” —USA Today “The great canvas of interstellar space comes alive under Anderson’s hand as it does under no other.” —Gordon R. Dickson “One of science fiction’s most influential and prolific writers.” —The Daily Telegraph

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    Spellsinger
  • Author : Rachel Roberts
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1987738756
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • When Kara books Be*Tween and Johnny Conrad to perform at the benefit concert for the Ravenswood Wildlife Preserve she has no idea that one of the singers has a dangerous secret that puts Ravenwood and her friends in danger.

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    Into the Thinking Kingdoms
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Aspect
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9780759523319
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bound by honor, Ehomba has traveled through many exotic and perilous lands on a quest to save a beautiful princess he has never met from the hands of the evil Hymneth the Possessed. Through all their travels Ehomba has ignored the warnings he has heard from seers and psychics, foretelling of disaster and death if the quest was completed. Now that Ehomba and his traveling party have finally reached the destination of their epic journey, the kingdom ruled by Hymneth, will they be able to defend themselves against Hymneth's powerful and evil magic? Will they be able to rescue the princess and bring her safely home with their lives intact?

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    Phylogenesis
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780345494276
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bestselling author Alan Dean Foster takes us back to the unplanned beginnings of the extraordinary Humanx Commonwealth… In the years after first contact, humans and the intelligent insectlike Thranx agree to a tentative sharing of ideas and cultures despite the ingrained repulsion they have yet to overcome. Thus, a slow, lengthy process of limited contact begins. Yet they never plan for a chance meeting between a misfit artist and a petty thief. Desvendapur is a talented Thranx poet who is bored with his life and needs new inspiration for his work. Venturing beyond the familiar, Desvendapur runs into Cheelo Montoya, a small-time criminal with big dreams of making a fast buck. Together they will embark upon a journey that will forever change their beliefs, their futures, and their worlds . . .

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    Design for Great-Day
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster,Eric Frank Russell
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0812524608
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a strange starship mysteriously arrives at a distant alien planet, bearing only a single human and his bee-like companion, with a message to end an all-out war or face the consequences, the powerful overlord dismisses them, but James Lawson has the power to back up everything he says. Reissue.

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    Macabre Melody
  • Author : Amy Sumida
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 1791955347
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • The macabre has its own melody.To help her best friend, Cerberus, Elaria ventures into Sasquatch territory. But instead of saving the gentle beneathers from hunters, Elaria and Cerberus become victims themselves. Taken to an underground zone run by a cruel, gargoyle lord, they're forced to fight in a supernatural arena. Will Elaria be able to free herself of this macabre melody, or will she be forced to sing it forever?Scroll up to continue spellsinging today!And be sure to check out all of the Spellsinger playlists for free on Spotify; listed under book titles and author name.

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    Anthem of Ashes
  • Author : Amy Sumida
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 107546367X
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  • Genre : Books
  • To find the killer, she'll have to walk through fire. Ever since Elaria learned that an ember of her goddess magic still burns inside her, she's been having strange dreams of fire and blood. She decides that she needs a teacher to help her learn how to control the fire and the perfect one is found for her; a phoenix. A charismatic shapeshifter with true immortality and an exceptional control of fire. Except her lessons are put on hold when several phoenixes are murdered; their ashes taken to prevent their rising. Elaria is asked to find the killer and retrieve the ashes, but as she closes in on the murderer, she discovers that the Firebirds aren't the only ones being hunted. With the Spellsinger's fire raging out of control and her enemies poised to strike, the only song left for her to sing may be an anthem of ashes. From the Author Spellsing in order: 1. The Last Lullaby2. A Symphony of Sirens3. A Harmony of Hearts4. Primeval Prelude5. Ballad of Blood6. A Deadly Duet7. Macabre Melody8. Aria of the Gods9. Anthem of Ashes And check out her other, award-winning series: The Godhunter Series The Twilight Court Series The Spectra Series The Happily Harem After Series

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    Spells & Magic
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Bastion Press, Inc.
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 0971439257
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Games & Activities
  • Magic is a powerful force in most fantasy worlds, and many are the paths open to those who seek magical power. From the arcane to the divine, Spells & Magic provides information for both players and DMs and is easily useable in any d20 campaign world. This is more than just a book of spells and magical items. New prestige classes focusing on new thoughts of magic also fill the book. And like all Bastion Press products, it's designed to be used with any d20 campaign world.

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    Shadowblack
  • Author : Sebastien de Castell
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780316525794
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A failed mage turned outlaw must use guile and a handful of spells to challenge a dangerous rival in the second book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell. Forced to live as an outlaw, Kellen relies on his wits and his allies to survive the unforgiving borderlands. When he meets a young woman cursed with a deadly plague, he feels compelled to help. But her secrets draw powerful enemies and it's not long before Kellen is entangled in a conspiracy of blackmail, magic, and murder. As the bodies begin to pile up, Kellen fears he's next. The second novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic. Spellslinger SeriesSpellslingerShadowblackCharmcaster For more from Sebastien de Castell, check out: The Greatcoats QuartetTraitor's BladeSaint's BloodKnight's ShadowTyrant's Throne

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    Vampironica Vol. 1
  • Author : Greg Smallwood,Megan Smallwood
  • Publisher : Archie Comic Publications (Trade)
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781682558324
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? Archie Horror's latest series paints Riverdale red in the vampiric first collection by siblings Greg & Megan Smallwood!

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    Predators I Have Known
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781453221099
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • An adrenaline-fueled travel memoir of life in the wild among the planet’s most ferocious and fascinating predators. Over the last forty years, New York Times–bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has journeyed around the globe to encounter nature’s most fearsome creatures. His travels have taken him into the heart of the Amazon rain forest on the trail of deadly tangarana ants, on an elephant ride across the sweeping green plains of central India in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, and into the waters of the Australian coast to come face-to-face with great white sharks. Packed with pulse-pounding adventure and spiked with rapier wit, Predators I Have Known is a thrilling look at life and death in the wild.

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    Avalon: Web of Magic Book 11
  • Author : Rachel Roberts
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9781934876756
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Emily, Kara, and Adriane hurry to find the remaining power crystals to open the Gates of Avalon and save the magical web, but they discover that in the process one of them is fated to become an evil Dark Mage.

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    Way of the Argosi
  • Author : Sebastien de Castell
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9781471405532
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Ten year old Ferius Parfax has a simple plan: kill every last inhabitant of the spell-gifted nation that destroyed her people, starting with the man who murdered her parents. Killing mages is a difficult business, of course, so Ferius undertakes to study the ways of the Argosi: the loosely-knit tribe of tricksters known for getting the better of even the most powerful of spellcasters. But the Argosi have a price for their teachings, and by the time Ferius learns what it is, it may be too late. Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.

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    The Hour of the Gate
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1497601738
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Marooned in another universe, a young American musician leads a motley army in battle against an enemy that threatens to destroy their world and ours Jon-Tom just wanted to go home. Trapped in a world where animals speak and magic is real, the American college student yearned for an ordinary dorm-room life. But here his music has magical power-even if he can't control it-which may be able to save the world from the army of the Plated Folk, whose sinister queen plans on killing and eating every warm-blooded mammal she can get her pincers on and taking over their lands. The great battle is coming, and Jon-Tom, whose posse includes a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a filthy mind, must raise an army to fight it. To find allies they must make an impossible journey, across mountains and rivers no one has ever passed before. Survival will be a miracle-but Jon-Tom is no ordinary musician. "One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science fiction and fantasy." -The Times "Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds." -SFRevu "Foster knows how to spin a yarn." -Starlog "Foster does a fine job with his misfit heroes and even with his minor characters." -Publishers Weekly The New York Times-bestselling author of more than 110 books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction and fantasy. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA, but first found success in 1968 when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. In 1972 he wrote his first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, the first in his Pip and Flinx series featuring the Humanx Commonwealth, a universe he has explored in more than twenty-five novels. Foster also created the Spellsinger series and has written dozens of bestselling film novelizations, as well as the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. An avid world traveler, he chronicles some of his own adventures in the wild in his memoir Predators I Have Known (2011). Foster lives with his family in Prescott, Arizona.

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    A Harmony of Hearts
  • Author : Amy Sumida
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1979022054
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  • Genre : Books
  • Harmony can be hard to find. As the spell inside Elaria begins to burn out, taking her with it, she becomes desperate to find the third lover the spell needs to fuel itself. But love isn't the only thing eluding her. Someone is setting monsters loose on Earth, and even her spellsinging seems to be failing her. Can she stop the attacks before the spell stops her heart?

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    A Call to Arms
  • Author : Alan Dean Foster
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780575131729
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For eons, the Amplitur had searched space for intelligent species, each of which was joyously welcomed to take part in the fulfillment of the Amplitur Purpose. Whether it wanted to or not. When the Amplitur and their allies stumbled upon the races called the Weave, the Purpose seemed poised for a great leap forward. But the Weave's surprising unity also gave it the ability to fight the Amplitur and their cause. And fight it did, for thousands of years. Will Dulac was a New Orleans composer who thought the tiny reef off Belize would be the perfect spot to drop anchor and finish his latest symphony in solitude. What he found instead was a group of alien visitors - a scouting party for the Weave - looking for allies among what they believed to be a uniquely warlike race: Humans. Will tried to convince the aliens that Man was fundamentally peaceful, for he understood that Human involvement would destroy the race. But all too soon, it didn't matter. The Amplitur had discovered Earth...

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    Spellslinger
  • Author : Sebastien de Castell
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780316525749
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell. Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is fading. Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything -- even his own life -- in search of a way to restore his magic. But when the enigmatic Ferius Parfax arrives in town, she challenges him to take a different path. One of the elusive Argosi, Ferius is a traveller who lives by her wits and the cards she carries. Daring, unpredictable, and wielding magic Kellen has never seen before, she may be his only hope. The first novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic. Spellslinger SeriesSpellslingerShadowblackCharmcaster For more from Sebastien de Castell, check out: The Greatcoats QuartetTraitor's BladeSaint's BloodKnight's ShadowTyrant's Throne

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    An Unseelie Understanding
  • Author : Amy Sumida
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1985794322
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  • Riley doesn't believe in miracles or magic, so when a man approaches her in the hospital, claiming to be a fairy king who can cure her sister's cancer, she doesn't believe him either. But she has nothing to lose, so she forms an Understanding with the Unseelie King; her sister's life in exchange for her servitude. When her sister is cured, and the King comes to claim her as his new sex slave, Riley is thrust into a sensual world where magic is a part of everything and rapture is only a touch away. But things are not as they appear, and as she navigates the desire-filled and deadly world of the Fey, Riley must also untangle the mystery that is her new master.