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The Crimson Sword
  • Author : Eldon Thompson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 9780061840975
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Age of Man has begun. The "undesirable" creatures of legend have been driven from their lands, magic has been forsaken, the old gods reduced to myth.Now humans will rule the kingdoms of the island continent of Pentania. But they are not alone. Alson's king has been assassinated, its capital besieged by a malevolent wizard. The chaos and terror now sweeping the land have come to the remote village of Diln -- sending young Jarom far from his home to seek aid against the nefarious usurper. But a mysterious council has decreed Jarom must find one of the mythical Swords of Asahiel -- the divine talismans the elven avatars used to forge the earth -- in order to save a quarrelsome, fledgling humanity. For a Demon Queen has awakened from the abyss -- and humankind is about to discover its powerlessness in the face of the ancient terrors of the world.

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    The Divine Talisman
  • Author : Eldon Thompson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9780061856617
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • To protect his people from the demonic Illysp, Torin, king of Alson, made the ultimate sacrifice. Now his best friend and his former love seek to salvage the shattered lands beyond their borders. But a treacherous assault costs them their most powerful weapon—the fabled Crimson Sword. Hopelessly outmatched, Pentania's citizens must flee their conquered homeland or else perish. And now the Leviathan has been awakened—an unfathomable creature whose wrath could single-handedly destroy the entire world. Scant hope remains—save for the possibly futile efforts of a lone elf, a mad witch, and a fallen hero charged with unraveling a series of divine riddles. But doom is inevitable, unless they can somehow break the powerful bonds of a fiendish, insidious possession.

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    The Obsidian Key
  • Author : Eldon Thompson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9780061856297
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In battle's fire, young Jarom became Torin, King of Alson, and now must forge his kingdom from the ruins of an empire. But by recklessly reclaiming the Crimson Sword of Asahiel, Torin reopened a dimensional realm no longer sealed by the power of the Obsidian Key. And now the Illysp have emerged from history's darkest hour—foul spirits that possess men's bodies and enslave their souls. With enemies advancing on all sides, Torin must undertake a perilous voyage to unearth the ancient secrets once used to overcome the vile interlopers. Yet even if Torin can somehow miraculously survive, it may already be too late for his devastated land.

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    Read On-- Fantasy Fiction
  • Author : Neil Hollands
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1591583306
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

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    The Divine Talisman
  • Author : Eldon Thompson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9780060741549
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The people of Pentania must face the awakened creature Leviathan and battle against the demonic Illysp, who have stolen the fabled Crimson Sword from the kingdom.

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    Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2006
  • Author : Jeff Herman
  • Publisher : Writer
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN : 0977268209
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.

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    The Publishers Weekly
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 984
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822034371112
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  • Genre : American literature
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    Knighthood of the Dragon
  • Author : Chris Bunch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101212820
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A tale of epic war and sorcery with a strong appeal to dragon lovers of all ages.”—Library Journal Having proved his mettle as a dragon flier in the war against the Roche, Hal Kalais has earned his place as Dragonmaster of Deraine’s aerial forces. Taking advantage of the enemy’s retreat, Hal leads three squadrons in a combined land and air assault to push the Roche back to their capital and end the war once and for all. But just as victory appears imminent, the Roche reveal the true strategy of their withdrawal. Digging in behind fortifications on mountainous terrain, they can keep Deraine’s forces at bay indefinitely. The tide of battle turns for the worse when Hal is wounded and captured by the enemy—who are fully aware of the prize Dragonmaster in their possession. Now bound to a prison castle by dark sorcery, Hal plans a daring escape to secure not only his freedom, but also the freedom of his people…. “Bunch does an excellent job of grabbing the reader from the word go.”—SF Crowsnest “Lots of action.”—Booklist

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    What Do I Read Next?
  • Author : Neil Barron
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 0787690228
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

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    Unfettered
  • Author : Shawn Speakman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780356504421
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Unfettered is an anthology of original fantasy fiction by some of the very biggest names in fantasy fiction, and it also features deleted scenes from A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the final book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. This collection is not only a fantastic anthology in its own right, but it's a testament to the generosity found in the science fiction and fantasy community. When author Shawn Speakman fell seriously ill and was unable to pay his medical bills, that's when New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills. He also suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends, and Unfettered is the incredible result. Twenty-four tales comprise this superb collection, and as the title suggests, the writers were free to contribute whatever they wished. Table of contents: - Foreword by Patrick Rothfuss - Introduction: On Becoming Unfettered - Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks - How Old Holly Came To Be by Patrick Rothfuss - The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams - Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn - The Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey - Mudboy by Peter V. Brett - The Sound of Broken Absolutes by Peter Orullian - The Coach with Big Teeth by R.A. Salvatore - Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood - Heaven in a Wild Flower by Blake Charlton - Dogs by Daniel Abraham - The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne - Select Mode by Mark Lawrence - All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham - Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth - Nocturne by Robert V.S. Redick - Unbowed by Eldon Thompson - In Favour with Their Stars by Naomi Novik - River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson - The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan - The Duel by Lev Grossman - Walker and the Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks - The Unfettered Knight by Shawn Speakman - The Twilight Dragon by Shawn Speakman (bonus story for UK edition)

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    Library Journal
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 978
  • ISBN : IND:30000107430567
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  • Genre : Libraries
  • Read and download full book Library Journal

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    Warprize
  • Author : Elizabeth Vaughan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781101477748
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Vaughan’s brawny barbarian romance recreates the delicious feeling of adventure and the thrill of exploring mysterious cultures created by Robert E. Howard in his Conan books and makes for a satisfying escapist read with its enjoyable romance between a plucky, near-naked heroine and a truly heroic hero.”—Booklist The daughter of a Warrior King, Lara was trained as a healer. With her father dead and her incompetent half-brother on the throne, the kingdom is in danger of falling to warring Firelanders. Unable to depose her sibling or negotiate peace, Lara serves her people by healing the warriors—on both sides of the conflict—who are injured in battle. Lara finds herself educated in her enemy’s language and customs in return for her attention and compassion. She never expects that her deeds, done in good faith, would lead to the handsome and mysterious Firelander Warlord demanding her in exchange for a cease-fire. To save her land and her people, Lara trades her freedom to become the Warprize.

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    The Fish Family in England and America
  • Author : Lester Warren Fish
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : WISC:89067390757
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • The Fish family genealogy and biographical record.

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    The War of the Flowers
  • Author : Tad Williams
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781473656130
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A masterpiece of the imagination, THE WAR OF THE FLOWERS is a truly epic novel which once again pushes the boundaries of fantasy fiction into new and unexplored territory. In the great city, in the dimly lit office of an impossibly tall building, two creatures meet. Gold changes hand, and the master of the House of Hellebore gives an order: 'War is coming. The child must die.' In our own world, a young man discovers a manuscript written by his great uncle. It seems to be a novel - a strange fairy tale of fantastic creatures and magical realms. But it is written as a diary ... as if the events were real ... as if his uncle had journeyed to another world. For the young man, the fantasy is about to become reality.

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    Fungi from Yuggoth
  • Author : H. P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher : Pickman's Press
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN : 9781953215192
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Poetry
  • 36 DREADFUL POEMS OF COSMIC HORRORS In H.P. Lovecraft's famous poetry cycle, an occultist steals an ancient tome of forbidden lore—but when he begins to read, it takes on a nightmarish journey throughout space, time, and alternate realities. Each dark poem reveals a new horrifying dream-vision, each filled with Lovecraft’s signature blend of cosmic horror and alienation. Also included is Lovecraft's incomplete short story "The Book", where he tried to translate this weird poetry cycle into prose—but, unfortunately, never finished.

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    Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel
  • Author : Ronda Thompson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781466857759
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Supermodel Lou Kipinski seems to have it all. But beauty is only skin deep—and sometimes Lou's porcelain complexion can get a bit hairy. The only thing worse than a furry fashion faux-pas? Fangs in her million-dollar smile. That's what happened six months ago, when Lou had her first outbreak. But now that she's at the height of her career she absolutely must find a cure...So what's a single werewolf gotta do? Then a sexy detective comes knocking on her door. Two women who bear an eerie resemblance to Lou have been killed—something with teeth and claws tore them apart. Is it a coincidence that the grisly murders have taken place during the same time as Lou's own outbreaks? With a killer at her heels and another outbreak just a concealer-wand's distance away, Lou is soon in a race to discover truths about her own murky past. And before it's all over she may be forced to show the world that her bark is nothing compared to her bite...

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    Princess at Sea
  • Author : Dawn Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781440678233
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Assigned to chaperone Queen Contessa and her husband on their honeymoon, Tess takes on pirates who abduct the royal couple for ransom-unaware that Tess's magic is the real treasure in their midst.

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    The Keeper Chronicles
  • Author : Ja Andrews
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 826
  • ISBN : 1094741477
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • It will take the Keepers of legend to save Queensland. Too bad all they've got is one man haunted by his past, another who's a failure at magic, and an untrained girl. Mallon the Undying's reign of terror ended eight years ago when he entered the elven wood and never returned. The country of Queensland has shakily returned to normal, and the Keepers who helped defend her have returned to their own pursuits as historians, storytellers, and studiers of magic.But Mallon's moniker was truer than anyone knew. His followers still work to keep his ruthless ideas alive by abducting powerful children, sowing discord among the people, and nibbling away at Queensland's borders.Unfortunately, the only Keepers left between Queensland and destruction are: -Alaric, who betrayed everything he believed to save his wife - and still failed.-Will, a storyteller who's convinced his weak magic makes him useless.-And Sini, a former slave girl with unimagined power but no way to wield it.With the help of unsettling elves, gruff dwarves, sentient stones, and magical swords, Alaric, Will, and Sini will have to find a way to overcome their own weaknesses and face the growing shadows.Can the Keepers survive being hunted by dragons, attacked by frost goblins, and deceived by wizards?Or will Mallon's forces of destruction overwhelm them and the land they love?The complete trilogy of The Keepers Chronicles includes: A Threat of ShadowsPursuit of ShadowsSiege of Shadows

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    The Scrolls of the Ancients
  • Author : Robert Newcomb
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780345478436
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Plenty of adventure and magic . . . continues Robert Newcomb’s tradition of mixing adventure with an interesting and well-realized magical world.”—SF Site Prince Tristan and his twin sister, Shailiha, are the Chosen Ones, prophesied to unite the opposing magics of the dark Vagaries and the benevolent Vigors. But before they can fulfill their destiny, they must search out the mysterious Scrolls of the Ancients which hold the key to unlocking great mystical secrets. They are not the only ones on a dire quest. Krassus, a devoted servant of the Vagaries, has located one of the Scrolls and through it has attained great and ominous powers. Now he needs but one thing: a man who unknowingly possesses magic in his blood almost as potent as that of the Chosen Ones. Tristan and Shailiha must find that man before Krassus’s dark enchantments turn him into the most dangerous weapon of evil the world has ever known—if it’s not already too late. . . .

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    Myrren's Gift
  • Author : Fiona McIntosh
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780061828027
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Destined by blood to command the Morgravian army, Wyl Thirsk assumes his awesome responsibility while barely a teenager when his father meets an early death -- a duty that calls him to the royal palace of Stoneheart and into the company of the crown prince Celimus. Already a spiteful and cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus forces his virtuous new general to bear witness to his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, at the same time inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With dread war looming in the north, Wyl must obey the treacherous dictates of Celimus and embark on a suicidal journey to the court of an ancient enemy -- armed with a strange and awesome secret that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend as well.

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    The Serpent Bride
  • Author : Sara Douglass
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Pages : 770
  • ISBN : 9780732291600
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The land of Tencendor is no more. But not everyone is dead. the land of tencendor is no more.But not everyone is dead.Many Icarii survive in the courts abroad, while StarDrifter SunSoar, father to Axis, lives within the corrupt Palace of the First in Coroleas. Not even the Star Dance is as dead as the Icarii Enchanters had believed, for a strange race living in the frozen northern wastes can still hear, and use, the music of the heavens.Other ghosts from the past wait in the shadows. the Skraelings once again gather in the north. Far across the Widowmaker Sea a pyramid broods and plots revenge on those who had once thought to destroy it. to the east, at the edge of the world, an ancient serpent god uncoils, sending an unwilling woman to be the bride of the enigmatic Lord of Elcho Falling.As men, Icarii, ice wraiths and ancient gods gather for war, a legend rises from the dead - Axis SunSoar, come to regain his heritage and the Star Dance, and to battle new dangers across a vast, mysterious land.PRAISE FOR SARA DOUGLASS'breathtaking' SYDNEY MORNIG HERALD'addictively readable' tHE AGE'a superior adventure fantasy right to the last' BOOKLISt

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    Priestess of the White
  • Author : Trudi Canavan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780061807534
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a land on the brink of peace—watched jealously by a ruthless cult from across the sea and beset by hidden enemies—five extraordinary humans must serve as sword and shield of the Gods. Auraya is one. Her heroism saved a village from destruction; now Auraya has been named Priestess of the White. The limits of her unique talents must be tested in order to prove her worthy of the honor and grave responsibility awarded to her. But a perilous road lies ahead, fraught with pitfalls that will challenge the newest servant of the gods. An enduring friendship with a Dreamweaver—a member of an ancient outcast sect of sorcerer-healers—could destroy Auraya's future. And her destiny has set her in conflict with a powerful and mysterious, black-clad sorcerer with but a single purpose: the total annihilation of the White. And he is not alone . . .

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    Royal Exile
  • Author : Fiona McIntosh
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780061977077
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From out of the East they came riding like a merciless plague—destroying kingdom after kingdom and the sovereigns who had previously mocked the warlord Loethar and his barbarian horde. Now only one land remains unconquered—the largest, richest, and most powerful realm of the Denova Set . . . Penraven. The Valisar royals of Penraven face certain death, for the savage tyrant Loethar covets what they alone possess: the fabled Valisar Enchantment, an irresistible power to coerce, which will belong to Loethar once every Valisar has been slain. But the last hope of the besieged kingdom is being sent in secret from his doomed home, in the company of a single warrior. The future of Penraven now rests on the shoulders of the young Crown Prince Leonel who, though untried and untested in the ways of war, must survive brutality and treachery in order to claim the Valisar throne.

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    Talon of the Silver Hawk
  • Author : Raymond E. Feist
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061760624
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From a premier fantasist and author of the Riftwar Legacy comes the first installment in an much-anticipated new series. . . . “Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning the pages.”—Chicago Sun-Times From the New York Times bestselling author comes a thrilling new epic of adventure and deceit set in his signature world of Midkemia. In a distant land, high among the snow-capped mountains, a peaceful nation is mercilessly put to the sword . . . yet one will survive. Little more than a boy, Talon of the Silver Hawk must carry on until, someday, he can take vengeance. Leaving the icy fastness of his ancient home, Talon descends into the dangerous land of his adversary. Treading a perilous path, he must survive battlefields, court intrigues, treacherous enemies, backstabbing friends, and beautiful yet deadly women to discover the evil responsible for the annihilation of his people.

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    Paladins of Shannara: Allanon's Quest (Short Story)
  • Author : Terry Brooks
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9780345536808
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The legendary hero Allanon takes center stage in the first of three gripping new stand-alone eBook short stories set in the world of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that is Shannara—by beloved New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks. The history is thus: The once-Druid Brona, seduced by his pursuit of dark magic, was forever transformed into the Warlock Lord—whose evil would be the downfall of the Four Lands and the death of the Races. Against him, the Elven King Jerle Shannara wielded the fabled sword that bore his surname and triumphed. Or so it was believed. But though the Dark Lord was driven out . . . he was not destroyed. The Druid Allanon knows only too well the prophecy passed down to him by his late master: that eventually the Warlock Lord will return. Now, after hundreds of years, that day seems imminent. And the time is at hand for the Sword of Shannara to once more be brought forth from its sanctuary to serve its ancient purpose. All that remains is for a blood descendent of the Elven house of Shannara to carry the blade into battle. With ever more portents of doom on the horizon, Allanon must seek out the last remaining Shannara heir, who alone will bear the burden of defending the Four Lands’ destiny. But with agents of darkness closing in from behind, unexpected enemies lying in wait ahead, and treachery encroaching on every side, there can be no certainty of success. Nor any assurance that this desperate quest will not be the Druid’s last.

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    Flight of the Nighthawks
  • Author : Raymond E. Feist
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061794780
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The New York Times bestselling author revisits his signature world of Midkemia in this first book in a new trilogy that ushers in the third, and most dramatic, Riftwar yet: the Darkwar Flight of Nighthawks picks up two years after Exile’s Return as Pug, the powerful sorcerer, awakens from a nightmare that portends destruction for all of Midkemia. Disturbed by his dream, Pug calls for a convening of the Conclave of Shadows. Meanwhile, in a small town on the other side of Midkemia, two young brothers are coming of age. As they travel away from home, towards apprenticeships and adulthood, the boys are attacked by bandits and mistakenly transported to Sorcerer’s Isle, the home of the Conclave of Shadows. Though they are untrained and unready, the brothers will join the powerful, mysterious Conclave to confront Midkemia’s most looming evil yet—the Nighthawks, assassins feared throughout the centuries. And Pug will face his old nemesis, the evil wizard formerly known as Sidi, now Leso Varen, in a confrontation with everything at stake: his honor, his life, and the future of Midkemia.

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    The Runes of the Earth
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781101208373
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson presents the first novel of the four-volume finale to the series that’s become a modern fantasy classic: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Thomas Covenant lost everything. Abandoned by his wife and child, sick and alone, he was transported while unconscious to a magical, dreamlike world called the Land. Convinced it was all a delusion, Covenant was christened The Unbeliever by the Land’s inhabitants—but gave his life to save this new-found world he came to regard as precious. Ten years after Covenant’s death, Linden Avery still mourns for her beloved companion. But a violent confrontation with Covenant’s son, who is doing the evil Lord Foul’s bidding, forces her into the Land, where a dark malevolence is about to unmake the laws of nature—and of life and death itself. It is here that she comes upon Esmer, son of the Dancers of the Sea, a creature of strange powers who draws Linden backwards through time to witness Thomas Covenant’s return to life, and to reinvent the mysterious, dangerous, and violent history of the Land.

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    Unfettered III
  • Author : Callie Bates,David Anthony Durham,Jason Denzel,John Gwynne,Todd Lockwood,Megan Lindholm,Delilah S. Dawson,Naomi Novik,Tad Williams,Kevin J. Anderson,Robert Jordan,Peter Orullian,Terry Brooks,Seanan McGuire,Lev Grossman,Mark Lawrence,Cat Rambo,Anna Stephens,Brian Herbert,Patrick Swenson,Carrie Vaughn,Ramón Terrell,Deborah A. Wolf,Brandon Sanderson,Anna Smith Spark,Robert V. S. Redick,Scott Sigler,Ken Scholes,Marc Turner
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1944145230
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the editor of the award-winning anthology Unfettered comes the newest installment in the science fiction and fantasy series, Unfettered III. Be haunted by the chilling ghost story of Megan Lindholm. Revisit the Magicians world with Lev Grossman. Return to Osten Ard in an epic first look at Tad Williams's Empire of Grass. Share a heartfelt story of loss and gain with Callie Bates. Cross the sands of the desert planet Dune with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Travel the Ways in a new Wheel of Time novella with Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson. Enter the amazing potter city of Seven with Naomi Novik. And many more stories, all wondrous alongside beautiful art by Todd Lockwood! More than 700 pages of stellar SF&F from the likes of: Callie Bates Terry Brooks Delilah S. Dawson Jason Denzel David Anthony Durham Lev Grossman John Gwynne Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson Mark Lawrence Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) Seanan McGuire Naomi Novik Peter Orullian Cat Rambo Robert V.S. Redick Ken Scholes Scott Sigler Anna Smith Spark Shawn Speakman Anna Stephens Patrick Swenson Ramon Terrell Marc Turner Carrie Vaughn Tad Williams Deborah A. Wolf Lacking health insurance when he was diagnosed with cancer, Shawn Speakman asked friends in the science fiction and fantasy writing community to donate short stories he could use to counter mounting medical debt. The result was Unfettered, an anthology offering tales from some of the best authors working today. Now, in Unfettered III, Speakman continues to pay forward the aid he received, raising money to combat medical debt for SF&F artists and authors. He has gathered together a great mix of new and favorite writers_free to write what they like_the result a powerful new anthology perfect for all readers. Unfettered III is sure to astound with the magic bound within its pages. All the while raising money for a charitable cause. Because protecting our artists and authors is as important as the stories they tell.

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    The Dark Thorn
  • Author : Shawn Speakman,Todd Lockwood,Russell Charpentier
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0984713603
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Dark Thorn

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    A Forest of Stars
  • Author : Kevin J. Anderson
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 031600345X
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Five years after attacking the human-colonized worlds of the Spiral Arm, the hydrogues maintain absolute control over stardrive fuel...and their embargo is strangling human civilization. On Earth, mankind suffers from renewed attacks by the hydrogues and decides to use a cybernetic army to fight them. Yet the Terran leaders don't realize that these military robots have already exterminated their own makers - and may soon turn on humanity. Once the rulers of an expanding empire, humans have become the galaxy's most endangered species. But the sudden appearance of incredible new beings will destroy all balances of power. Now for humans and the myriad alien factions in the universe, the real war is about to begin...and genocide may be the result.

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    The Hound and the Falcon
  • Author : Judith Tarr
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN : 0312853033
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Alfred of St. Ruan's Abbey is a monk and a scholar, a religious man whose vocation is beyond question. But Alfred is also, without a doubt, one of the fair folk, for though he is more than seventy years old by the Abbey's records, he seems to be only a youth. But Alfred is drawn from the haven of his monastery into his dangerous currents of politics when an ambassador from the kingdom of Rhiyana to Richard Coeur de Leon is wounded and Alfred himself is sent to complete the mission. There he encounters the Hounds of God, who believe that the fair folk have no souls, and must be purged from the Church and from the world.

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    The Fifth Ring
  • Author : Mitchell Graham
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 9780060506513
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Intricately plotted, with compelling characters, The Fifth Ring by Mitchell Graham is the first volume in an epic fantasy trilogy that tells of a young man's survival against insurmountable odds. Despite a massive defeat decades ago, Karas Duren, Lord of Alor Sator, is again attempting to conquer the neighbouring kingdoms and bring them under one rule – his own. Now the evil ruler holds a weapon of mass destruction: a single ring left over from the Ancients that will allow him to control people and destroy everything and anyone who chooses to oppose him – including his own brother. In a small village, a young boy wins a ring in a fencing tournament. Born and raised on a small farm, Mathew has little contact with the outside world, until the day his father is murdered in front of his eyes. Mat kills the murderer in revenge and must run for his life. Joining him is a mysterious priest, a few friends, and his love, Lara. During his flight Mathew discovers unusual powers in the ring, powers that make him one of the most potent men on the planet – and bring him to Duren's attention...A story of courage, love, and valour, this is epic fantasy at its best.

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    Honored Enemy LP
  • Author : Raymond E. Feist,William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 0061241954
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the sprawling, embattled land of Midkemia, fate can form strange alliances. Nine years into the bloody and ongoing Riftwar, Dennis Hartraft's Marauders are cold, hungry, and exhausted. Having only just survived a disastrous encounter with their sworn enemy, the Tsurani, the soldiers are headed for a frontier garrison, where they will be able to rest and recover. But Hartraft's company arrives at the same time as a Tsurani patrol, and both sides discover the stronghold overrun by a migrating horde of dark elves called moredhel, a foe so deadly and vicious the bitter enemies must band together and fight as one. But can their hatred for their mutual enemy overcome their distrust of each other? As the two groups, bound to each other by their common foe, make their way across the unknown Northlands to freedom, they have to struggle with not only the elements and the enemy, but also their consciences. For, with both sides carrying painful scars from past wars, each man must ask himself what is more important: one's life or one's honor?

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    Infernal
  • Author : Mark de Jager
  • Publisher : Rebellion Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781786183675
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reborn, and built for vengeance. Stratus wakes alone, with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name and that he is not human. Possessing immense strength, powerful sorcery and an insatiable hunger, he sets out across a landscape torn apart by a war, as a dark magic drives the world to the brink of destruction. Disoriented and pursued relentlessly by enemies, he will have to learn what he truly is, or risk bringing the world into ruin…

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    Darkwitch Rising
  • Author : Sara Douglass
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781429911665
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • DARKWITCH RISING is the third title in Sara Douglass's compelling Troy Game series, a riveting historical fantasy series of love and revenge set against the very fabric of time itself. Britian. An ancient land. Most think they know its history. But few suspect and fewer still know the truth. For back in the mists of time came Brutus, last of the Trojan kings, who was armed with the knowledge of how to construct a magical Labyrinth that could rival the might of the gods. He was drawn to this place by the alluring sorceress Genvissa and together they almost succeeded in creating the Labyrinth. But in the end they were thwarted by Brutus's wife Cornelia, who understood the danger to the land. Her actions however trapped them all into a endless cycle of death and rebirth until the magic of the Labyrinth is completed. Ages pass. Time and again the players have come close to victory but each time there is a new wrinkle to stay the fulfillment of power. The Now that these soul travelers arrive is a most unique one. The English are at war, not with a foreign power but amongst themselves; a mighty Civil War that threatens to destroy a nation. A great pestilence is upon the land and the newly restored Charles II sits upon the throne trying to hold chaos at bay...and he is one of the major players in this drama. And he is not alone. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Horrors!
  • Author : Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Robert Weinberg,Martin Harry Greenberg
  • Publisher : MetroBooks
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 158663240X
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Warnings: Do not exceed personal threshold levels for fright. Do not take if weak of heart, frail of constitution, or easily disturbed by the unpredictable eruption of the irrational into the normal order. Not recommended for those who identify too closely with characters and their inescapable dooms. Overdosage can lead to sleepless nights, paranoia, nightmares, or general feelings of uneasiness.

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    100 Wicked Little Witch Stories
  • Author : Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Robert A. Weinberg,Martin Harry Greenberg
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 1402709765
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The witches who populate these 100 delightfully scary stories include practitioners of white witchcraft and devotees of black magic. Most are female, some are male, and a few are thoroughly unclassifiable. They can be born witches or made witches, and may mix simple love potions or volatile concoctions that threaten all we hold dear. Some resent not receiving the treatment they feel they deserve from lesser mortals; yet other witches don't even realize that they wield any special influence at all. The many writers who take on this ever-fascinating character (so fundamentally human unlike her more paranormal, ghostly brethren) include Juleen Brantingham ("Burning in the Light"), Joe R. Landsdale ("By the Hair of the Head"), Simon McCaffery ("Blood Mary"), Terry Campbell ("Retrocurses"), Lawrence Shimel ("Coming Out of the Broom Closet"), and a coven of others.

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    Juliet Dove, Queen of Love
  • Author : Bruce Coville
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780547541068
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A magical fantasy adventure about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of My Teacher Is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles. Juliet Dove is a girl who doesn't like to be noticed. But though she may be shy, she has a wickedly sharp wit. Whenever someone does take notice of her, she tears into the person with a savagery that’s earned her the nickname “Killer.” Juliet ends up leaving Mr. Elives’s magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet—that is, a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn’t know what she’s got, but the boys in her class do—they start to notice her . . . Soon every boy in town is swooning for her. Yet, much as she’d like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can’t: The amulet won't come off! “Although humorous, the story has surprising depth, with musings on honor, power, strength, courage, and, above all, love.” —School Library Journal “A rare book . . . . Funny [and] absorbing.” —Miami Herald

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    The Twilight Dragon
  • Author : Shawn Speakman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1944145036
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  • Genre : Books
  • A collection featuring four short stories and the first three chapters of the next Annwn Cycle book, THE EVERWINTER WRAITH.