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The Assassin's Blade
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9781619632219
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The twist of a knife. The birth of a legend. Step into the world of the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas with this collection of prequel novellas. Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful Assassin's Guild and its scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, she yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. But when Arobynn dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, Celaena finds herself acting independently of his wishes and questioning her own allegiance. If she hopes to escape Arobynn's clutches, Celaena will have to put her faith in her wits and her blade . . . knowing that if she fails, she'll lose not just a chance at freedom but her life. A prequel to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas explores the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling-and deadly-world. Included in this volume: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord The Assassin and the Healer The Assassin and the Desert The Assassin and the Underworld The Assassin and the Empire

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    The Assassin and the Desert
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9781408834213
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren't much for conversation, and Celeana Sardothien wouldn't have it any other way. She's not there to chatter, she's there to hone her craft as the world's most feared killer for hire. Quiet suits her just fine - until she begins to suspect there's a traitor in the fortress, and she must determine which of the mute and mysterious assassins is her deadly adversary.

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    The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN : 9781408832868
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • On a remote island in a tropical sea, Celaena Sardothien, feared assassin, has come for retribution. She's been sent by the Assassin's Guild to collect on a debt they are owed by the Lord of the Pirates. But when Celaena learns that the agreed payment is not in money, but in slaves, her mission suddenly changes - and she will risk everything to right the wrong she's been sent to bring about.

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    The Assassin and the Empire
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN : 9781599909875
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celaena Sardothien is the assassin with everything: a place to call her own, the love of handsome Sam, and, best of all, freedom. But Celaena won't be truly free until she is far away from her old master, Arobynn Hamel - so she and Sam decide to take one last daring assignment that will liberate them forever. And that's how Celaena learns that having everything... means everything can be taken away. This fourth e-novella gives readers an inside look at the characters who appear in the full-length novel THRONE OF GLASS. Don't miss it!

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    Heir of Fire
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781526634375
  • Reader Reviews : 2662
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The third instalment to the global #1 bestselling series. As the King of Adarlan's Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is bound to serve the tyrant who slaughtered her dear friend. But she has vowed to make him pay. The answers Celaena needs to destroy the king lie across the sea Wendlyn. And Chaol, Captain of the King's Guard, has put his future in jeopardy to send her there. Yet as Celaena seeks her destiny in Wendlyn, a new threat is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? This third novel in the THRONE OF GLASS sequence, from global #1 bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate.

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    Tower of Dawn
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781526634436
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire in this next instalment of the THRONE OF GLASS series by global #1 bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol's men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica – the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It's Chaol's one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin's survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica's rulers to ally with them. But what they discover there will change them both – and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

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    The Assassin and the Underworld
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9781408834220
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, Celaena jumps at the chance to strike a blow against the evil practice. The mission is a dark and deadly affair that takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer - and she doesn't like what she finds there.

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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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    Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy
  • Author : Caitlin Crews
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781250295262
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A game of pretend with the highest stakes of all in the latest novel of breathtaking romance from USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews Ty Everett ran off to the rodeo when he turned eighteen and has been riding bulls ever since...until his last fall causes partial amnesia and he must return to Cold River Ranch to figure out what comes next. But how can he pick his next move when he can’t remember how he got here in the first place—much less the beautiful woman who appears at the ranch, claims she knows him, and warms his cold heart for the first time since he woke up in the hospital? Rodeo Queen Hannah Monroe gave up her crown for Ty Everett, and her innocence. What she wants from Ty now is a divorce. But Ty can’t remember her—or their secret wedding, or even the son she never meant to hide from him—and Hannah is torn. How can she leave the man she can’t forget and still loves despite herself? And even if she’s willing to start over, what will happen when the truth comes out? “Caitlin Crews writes cowboys you’ll swoon over...and will grip your heart.”—Nicole Helm, author of Cowboy SEAL Redemption

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    Crown of Midnight
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781408834954
  • Reader Reviews : 2453
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut THRONE OF GLASS. Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all ... And trying to may just destroy her.

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    Kingdom of Ash
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 872
  • ISBN : 9781619636118
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Together they will rise. Or together they will fall. The epic finale to the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked in an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve unravels with each passing day. With Aelin captured, her friends and allies have scattered. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever. But as destinies weave together at last, all must stand together if Erilea is to have any hope of salvation. Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an explosive conclusion as Aelin fights for her life, her people, and the promise of a better world.

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    Warmaidens
  • Author : Kelly Coon
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780525647881
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “A dark, delectable, and utterly unique series that readers will want to drown in.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Princess series Warmaidens is the action-packed conclusion to the heartwrenching Gravemaidens fantasy duology. Kammani and the maidens are now going to war against the ruler who tried to entomb them. Just a few moons after escaping the tomb in Alu, Kammani and the other runaway maidens have found refuge in the city-state of Manzazu. There, Kammani has become a respected healer, especially among the warriors she’s brought back from the brink of death. Now that the nightmares of Alu are fading, she can finally decide whether or not to take Dagan’s hand in marriage. But when an assassin murders a healer he believes is Kammani and attempts to kill the displaced queen of Alu, the maidens realize they’ve been found. Hungry for revenge, Manzazu’s queen wants to strike back at Alu with her fiercest weapons—her scorpion warrior maidens—but Kammani knows that war harms more than it heals. To save the innocents and any chance of a future with Dagan, Kammani must take down Alu’s ruler before their lives burn up in the flames of war.

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    Solace
  • Author : Bethany Adams
  • Publisher : AW Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781953171023
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A lady without a purpose After the death of her soulbonded twenty years ago, Lynia has struggled to find her place. Her son, Lyr, has the estate well in hand, and there are no pressing duties for her to attend. Aside from keeping peace between their many visitors and ignoring her growing attraction to the cranky healer, her days blur into uncomfortable monotony. Not even her work doing research brings much excitement. Then an unexpected prophesy shoves her into sudden action—and the healer’s company—as a plague threatens all she holds dear. A healer without hope For nearly five centuries, Lial has treated injured warriors and residents around Braelyn, but not even the small friendships he has formed can fill the increasing loneliness of his life. Worse, he made the mistake of falling in love with Lynia, who still mourns the soulbonded she lost. He buries himself in work to avoid her, but it seems the gods have other plans. According to his seer cousin, a new disease is coming, one capable of killing elves and fae alike. Lial’s only hope? Working with Lynia to find a cure. An ancient threat While fighting to ignore their attraction, Lial and Lynia must search for answers. Deep in Moranaia’s history, there are murmurs of such a plague, but finding the details is no easy matter—especially when a mysterious assassin strikes near the heart of Braelyn. As Lyr hunts for the traitor, Lial and Lynia scramble to unlock the mystery of the virus. But the two events may be more related than they realize, and failure can bring only one thing—death.

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    The Healer
  • Author : Antti Tuomainen
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781446485088
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It's two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe: subway tunnels are flooded; the streets are full of abandoned vehicles; the social order is crumbling and private security firms have undermined the police force. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city. When Tapani's journalist wife Johanna goes missing, he embarks on a frantic hunt for her. Johanna's disappearance seems to be connected to a story she was researching about a serial killer known as 'The Healer'. Determined to find Johanna, Tapani's search leads him to uncover secrets from her past: secrets that connect her to the very murders she was investigating...

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    Poison Study
  • Author : Maria V. Snyder
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9780369700575
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Choose: a quick death… or slow poison… Locked deep in the palace dungeon for killing her abuser, Yelena knows she’ll never be free again. The laws in Ixia are strict, and murderers must be executed, no matter the reason. But just as she’s resigned herself to her fate, she’s offered an extraordinary reprieve. As the food taster, Yelena will eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace — and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. To make matters worse, the chief of security deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again, and in order to survive, she must unravel the secrets behind the past she’s been running from. Previously published. The Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V Snyder Book One: Poison Study Book Two: Magic Study Book Three: Fire Study Book Four: Storm Glass Book Five: Sea Glass Book Six: Spy Glass Book Seven: Shadow Study Book Eight: Night Study Book Nine: Dawn Study

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    Empire of Storms
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781526634405
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Kingdoms collide as Aelin continues her epic journey from assassin to queen in this instalment of the global #1 bestselling series. The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.

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    Dead Bolt
  • Author : Ella Jeffery
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1925780716
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • As its title suggests, Dead Bolt is a meditation on home and its ability to become suddenly unhomely or uncanny. Ella Jeffery's poetry ranges from the plangent and elegiac to the comic and satirical. ... its extraordinary imagery is matched by a marvellous attention to poetry's sonic capacity. Dead Bolt is a compelling, exquisitely realised debut

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    Touch of Power
  • Author : Maria V. Snyder
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9781488098338
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A magic healer must journey to cure a sick prince in this fantasy adventure series launch by the New York Times–bestselling author of the Study series. Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos. Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life . . . Originally published in 2010 Praise for Touch of Power “Filled with Snyder’s trademark sarcastic humor, fast-paced action and creepy villainy, Touch of Power is a spellbinding romantic adventure that will leave readers salivating for the next book in the series.” —USA Today “A great read, it had a great adventure, a likable heroine, a band of merry men and the exasperating yet sexy Kerrick.” —Under the Covers Book Blog

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    Coerced
  • Author : Abigail Davies,Yolanda Olson,Dana Isaly,Isabel Lucero,A. D. McCammon,C.A. Rene,S. Rena,BL Mute,JM Walker,Persephone Autumn,Ally Vance,Nichole Greene,LP Lovell,Stevie J. Cole
  • Publisher : Abigail Davies
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • If you can’t get what you want then take it with force. That’s the motto that these individuals live by. Captivated by the darkness inside them, they don’t take no for an answer. Their desire is all encompassing. Their needs overwhelming. There’s a thin line between villain and hero but these master manipulators will stop at nothing to claim what is theirs. Coerced is an extremely limited dubcon anthology of addictive stories from a collection of USA Today and bestselling authors.

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    Gardens of the Moon
  • Author : Steven Erikson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781429926584
  • Reader Reviews : 98
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire in this first book in a major epic fantasy series The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze. However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Witch Hunter
  • Author : Virginia Boecker
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780316327183
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut. Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear. Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him. But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate. Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

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    The Healer
  • Author : Virginia Boecker
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780316346696
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Don't miss this bewitching novella, set in the world of The Witch Hunter. John Raleigh, one of the youngest and most talented magical healers in all of Anglia, can relieve any ailment except, perhaps, his own broken heart. Since the deaths of his mother and sister who burned at the stake for witchcraft, John has spent his nights lost in nightmares and his days drowning in melancholy. That is until he's summoned to the home of Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, who suffers from a mysterious illness that has confounded every other healer. John immediately knows that this is no normal sickness. Nicholas, it seems, is falling apart because of a dangerous curse, and their only clue for a cure is a single name--Elizabeth Grey. Who is this girl and how has she become mixed up with such dark magic? John must put these questions aside when Elizabeth is brought to him from the palace's prison on the brink of death. It will take everything he has to save her, and to save Nicholas, but perhaps he'll manage to save his heart along the way. Word count: ~14,000 words

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    The Healer
  • Author : C. J. Anaya
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1500499048
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hope Fairmont is a normal teenage girl. She attends public school, gets good grades, has a normal best friend...sort of normal...and works as a janitor at the local hospital. Unfortunately, that's where the ruse ends. Oh, sure, she might be tidying up hospital rooms here and there, but Hope is also using a gift she hides from everyone in order to heal any patients who might need her, which, in her mind is everyone. She and her father may have been able to keep her healing gift a secret for most of her life, but there are others out there who know who Hope really is and what her gift for healing is truly meant to accomplish. Hope's life spirals out of control when two, handsome young men mysteriously appear, claiming they must protect her from a demon god determined to end her life before she can fulfill her destiny.

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    Legend
  • Author : Marie Lu
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780142422076
  • Reader Reviews : 2694
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

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    A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, Book One)
  • Author : Jessica Cluess
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780553535921
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Vivid characters, terrifying monsters, and world building as deep and dark as the ocean." --Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. The prophesied one. Or am I? Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves? Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces a powerful, unforgettably heroine, and a world filled with magic, romance, and betrayal. Hand to fans of Libba Bray, Sarah J. Maas, and Cassandra Clare. "The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden, alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a 'girl on fire' and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare's] Infernal Devices." --Justine Magazine "Cluess gamely turns the chosen-one trope upside down in this smashing dark fantasy." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world's best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!" --Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A fun, inventive fantasy. I totally have a book crush on Rook." --Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times bestselling author "Pure enchantment. I love how Cluess turned the 'chosen one' archetype on its head. With the emotional intensity of my favorite fantasy books, this is the kind of story that makes you forget yourself." --Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen "A glorious, fast-paced romp of an adventure. Jessica Cluess has built her story out of my favorite ingredients: sorcery, demons, romance, and danger." --Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters

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    The Sending
  • Author : Isobelle Carmody
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 9780670853595
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • THE OBERNEWTYN CHRONICLES – BOOK SIX It came to me then, like a chilly draught from an unseen gap, that I had always known in my deepest heart that it would be like this, a slipping away from a life full of people I had come to love, in a place I had helped to shape, in a land I had helped to free. The time has come at last for Elspeth Gordie to leave the Land on her quest to find and stop the computermachine Sentinel from unleashing the deadly Balance of Terror arsenal. But before she can embark on her journey, she must find a lost key. And although she has long prepared for this day, nothing is as she anticipated. Elspeth's search will take her where she never thought to go, and bestow upon her stranger companions than any she ever imagined. It will lead her far from her destination to those she believed lost forever. And it will test her, as she has never been tested before . . .

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    The Vanishing Messiah
  • Author : David N. Wetzel
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9781609384234
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • By November of 1895, it is estimated that Schlatter was treating thousands of people every day, and the neighborhood in which he was staying was overrun with the sick and lame, their families, reporters from across the country, and hucksters hoping to make a quick buck off the local attention. Then, one night, Schlatter simply vanished. Eighteen months later, his skeleton was reportedly found on a mountainside in Mexico's Sierra Madre range, finally bringing Schlatter's great healing ministry to an end. Or did it? Within hours of the announcement of Schlatter's found remains, a long-haired man emerged in Cleveland to say that he was Francis Schlatter, and the next twenty-five years, several others claimed to be Denver's great healer.

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    The Magician's Apprentice
  • Author : Trudi Canavan
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 9780316069960
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Taking place hundreds of years before the events of The Magicians' Guild, The Magician's Apprentice is the new novel set in the world of Trudi Canavan's Black Magician trilogy. In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Her mother would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn. When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice. The hours are long and the work arduous, but soon an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants and - to Tessia's delight - regular trips to the great city of Imardin. However, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For a storm is approaching that threatens to tear her world apart.

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    The Assassin's Blade
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781526634382
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Find out where the Throne of Glass journey began in this irresistible bind-up of all five of #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas's Assassin novellas Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassins' Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed prequel novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery . . . Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

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    Pregnant by the Alien Healer
  • Author : Mina Carter
  • Publisher : Mina Carter
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • She’s pregnant without nookie. Someone lied to her about the birds and the bees. Being kidnapped by aliens isn’t so bad, especially as it allows Jess to be close to a certain handsome healer. She thinks he’s more interested in his tests and her genetic code than in her as a woman, until a hot encounter proves just how wrong she was. When Laarn is called away to the battlefield, she gets treatment from the automated systems in his lab. Button-mashing alien tech? Not a good idea. Now she’s pregnant without a sniff of between the sheets action. What’s worse, there’s a bunch of fanatics loose in the palace trying to kill her and her baby… Duty or desire. He can’t have both... Laarn’s scars mark his rank as the best healer in the empire, but Jessica, the beautiful human female who holds his interest, won’t even look at them. He wants her, but his duty lies in saving his people. Until everything changes. A lost strand of DNA in the human code, hidden in Jess’s genetic material, could mean a cure. She’s the key to the lathar’s future, and his own. Between a pregnancy, mating marks, and a fanatic out to kill the woman he loves, can Laarn remain detached enough to do his duty… or will he give into emotion and save his heart? Keywords: alien mate romance, alien romance, space books for adults, sci fi, sci fi books, sci fi romance, sci fi adventure, sci fi series, space marine, alien warrior, alien baby book

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    The Assassin's Gift
  • Author : Claire Leggett
  • Publisher : Bantilly Publishing
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9781925696493
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As an imperial princess and an assassin, Lien lives by three rules: never disobey the emperor, never reveal her secret gift, and never trust a barbarian. When the emperor betroths her to the barbarian she’s sworn to kill, Lien is faced with an impossible decision. Disobedience means death, but how can she marry the enemy who murdered her parents? After being given the opportunity, it proves far harder to make her first kill than she expected—especially when the khan’s eyes are so full of compassion—therefore Lien travels from the pristine palace to the dusty, sparse steppes with the barbarians. She bides her time spying, vowing to destroy them and return home. Except after spending time with the tribe, she realises they are not the monsters the emperor portrayed them as. And the barbarian khan makes her feel a longing she never expected. With Lien torn between two worlds she must choose a side, expose her secret gift and finally kill to protect them. But will those she loves accept her when they know the truth? The Assassin’s Gift is a coming of age tale full of passion, treachery, and love. *** This book was previously published under the pen name Claire Boston ***

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    Healing the Vestigial Heart
  • Author : K. Martindale
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1534826440
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  • Genre : Books
  • An emotional story about a man coming to terms with his past, pressing forward with life, and learning to love again. Four years after the death of his boyfriend, Alex has become an empty shell of his old self. Numb and indifferent, he has allowed his life to spin out of control. But, when an old, familiar face begins at Alex's workplace, he is suddenly confronted by his traumatic past and withdraws from life entirely, attempting to block out the horrors he has so long tried to forget-then, he meets Kit, and life is never the same again. A random night, a random bar-that's how it began. But when Alex drunkenly confesses everything he's bottled up for years to the stranger, his life changes. Kit helps him get back on his feet, embrace and accept his past, forgive himself, and take charge of his life once more. As Alex reclaims his life, he begins to feel something that he hasn't felt in years-happiness. Reader Advisory: This Erotic Gay Romance contains adult themes.

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    Temple of the Winds
  • Author : Terry Goodkind
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN : 9780795346156
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Spells and prophecies sew havoc in the fight for humankind in the 4th novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling author’s epic fantasy series. Having taken his rightful place as Lord Rahl, ruler of D’Hara, Richard must once again postpone his wedding to Kahlan Amnell in order to face the fearsome Imperial Order in a fight for the New World and the freedom of humankind. But while Richard has the brave people of D’Hara at his command, Emperor Jagang of the Imperial Order has a significant advantage: he doesn’t fight fair. Jagang invokes a prophecy that binds Richard and Kahlan to a fate of pain, betrayal, and a path to the Underworld. At Jagang’s behest, a Sister of the Dark gains access into the fabled Temple of the Winds and unleashes a plague that sweeps across the lands like a firestorm. To stop the plague, Richard and Kahlan must risk everything they have—and everything they’ve hoped for.

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    Recommended for You
  • Author : Laura Silverman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781534474208
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • Shoshanna Greenburg loves her job at the bookstore, Once Upon, until Jake Kaplan joins the staff, a handsome non-reader who challenges her for a bonus she needs.

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    My Fair Assassin
  • Author : C.J. Anaya
  • Publisher : C.J. Anaya Publishing LLC
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Top Ten Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards, YA Category It's not everyday a teenage girl is singled out for assassination. Crysta has come to accept that she is freakishly different. Her shocking white hair, creepy powers, and weird eating habits prevent her from fitting in with her various foster families. Now that she is fully emancipated and providing for herself, she hopes her life will become something halfway normal. Her hopes are shattered when a dangerous man with lethal intent breaks into her apartment, but this enticing stranger isn't what he seems. Is he here to kill her or protect her from others who will? My Fair Assassin is a romantic love story with elements of paranormal and urban fantasy woven in for an entertaining read. Adults and teens alike will enjoy getting lost in the pages of Crysta's story as she finally comes to accept who she is...or rather what she is. " CJ Anaya uses her entertaining story to address issues of self-esteem. Fine writing with an entertaining story supportive of real life differences." - Grady Harp, Amazon Hall Of Fame Top 100 Reviewer "My Fair Assassin is a rare gem in the Paranormal Romance genre. The two main leads are both enjoyable, the writing is engaging, and the alterations to traditional faerie lore lend themselves to some fun and creative world building. As someone who was in high school when Twilight was getting big, I honestly thought I’d seen it all when it came to YA Paranormal Romance. I’m so glad Anaya proved me wrong." -Tay LaRoi, author and book blogger You will enjoy this book if you like: fairy royalty fae romances science fiction and urban fantasy mythical worlds mythical creatures teen paranormal romance myths and legends fairy tales and folklore

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    The Rulers Above: Volume 3 Eternity's Glow
  • Author : Del Winterbottom
  • Publisher : Del Winterbottom
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
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  • “So why am I here?” Marriet asked. “You are here because you’ve been chosen,” said Palmators. “Chosen? Chosen for what?” Marriet said. “Marriet Sworn, you have no idea what is coming, do you?” said Palmators. Marriet stood looking serious now in front of the Caretaker. “No,” she said. Marriet Sworn is invited into the divine museum, Alcha Prunchtis, by the museum’s caretaker, Palmators Squild, when a mysterious thief somehow ends up stealing some of the divine relics inside the museum. In order to restore balance to life and all of its possibilities, she must track down this thief, stop him, and bring back the Eternity Cube, the most powerful of all the divine relics. On her new journey, she will go through time, and through many possibilities of life, and from these possibilities, she will finally meet Harlay Colspo, discover the criminal mastermind, Depthtus, learn of the missing angel, Varyl, and experience the wrath of her father, Alatar Skyrise. She will know the feud between Colspo and Volance Melthom, and amongst the battles, the war, and all the miracles, she will find out a shocking truth that will change everything.

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    Book One: Moon (The Dragon Prince #1)
  • Author : Aaron Ehasz,Melanie McGanney Ehasz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781338633450
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • With their world on the brink of war, three young heroes from opposite sides of the conflict embark on a dangerous quest that could change everything. This beautiful book expands on the events of Season 1 of the hit Netflix show The Dragon Prince. WAR IS COMING . . . Four full moons past, humans crossed into the magical lands of Xadia and committed an unspeakable crime: They destroyed the only egg of the Dragon King and Queen. Now a young Moonshadow elf assassin has been sent on her first mission; she will make the humans pay for their heinous act. But before she can complete her task, she and two human princes make an astonishing discovery . . . a discovery that could change everything. And so the three reluctant allies set off in a desperate attempt to stop the coming war. Their journey won't be easy, but the trio soon learns that the most serious threat to their quest can't be fought with magic or physical strength. Can these young heroes overcome the longstanding hatred between humans and elves, and restore peace to their world?Written by Aaron Ehasz (co-creator of The Dragon Prince and head writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Melanie McGanney Ehasz, this first canon novel based on the Netflix original series finally gives fans the full story.

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    The Queen of All Poisons
  • Author : BJ Magnani
  • Publisher : Encircle+ORM
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 9781948338745
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Boston physician becomes an assassin for the U.S. government in this medical suspense thriller by an award-winning pathologist. “Hidden under a cloak of legitimacy, I have been pressed to deliver extraordinary service for my country. It has been a successful ruse. A premium blend of dark deception with just an aroma of truth.”—Dr. Lily Robinson Dr. Lily Robinson is a brilliant physician with an encyclopedic knowledge of all toxins and poisons…and a penchant for stilettos. Then in a sudden twist, the United States government appeals to her patriotism—and her knowledge of how to kill without bloodshed—to rid the world of threats to our nation. Emotionally blunted and flawed, she struggles to move between assassin and healer, yet still able to fulfill her competing objectives. Now asked to assassinate a terrorist threatening New York City, she quickly realizes the Russians have already released a deadly toxin in a surprisingly innocuous medium.

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    House of Earth and Blood
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9781635574050
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller! Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.