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The Raven Ring
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9781453233641
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloomThree weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story. Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. To make it home in one piece, she must unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.

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    The Raven Ring
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1453236953
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this book from Wrede's acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloom Three weeks after Eleret's mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother's prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story. Eleret doesn't know what's special about her mother's ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. To make it home in one piece, she must unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect. "This refreshingly charming story makes good use of its warrior maiden, allowing her to find less obvious solutions to the rather typical dilemmas presented." -Publishers Weekly "This fantasy adventure by Wrede blends action, intrigue, and romance. Clever dialog and engaging characters add further spice to this magical comedy of manners." -Library Journal "High-style fantasy and adventure." -The New York Times For over twenty years, Patricia C. Wrede (b. 1953) has expanded the boundaries of young-adult fantasy writing. Her first novel, Shadow Magic (1982), introduced Lyra, a magical world in which she set four more novels. Her other series include the Enchanted Forest Chronicles; the Cecelia and Kate novels, co-written with Caroline Stevermer; the Mairelon books, which take place in Regency England; and the Old-West Frontier Magic series. Wrede lives and works in Minnesota.

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    Odin's Child
  • Author : Siri Pettersen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN : 9781646906000
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An epic fantasy trilogy from Norway about thousand-year-old secrets, forbidden romance, and what happens to those who make a deal with the devil comes at last to the United States! “Imagine lacking something that everyone else has. Something that proves you belong to this world. Something so vital, that without it, you are nothing. A plague. A myth. A human.” Fifteen winters old, Hirka learns that she is an Odin's child – a tailless rot from another world. Despised. Dreaded. And hunted. She no longer knows who she is, and someone wants to kill her to keep it a secret. But there are worse things than humans, and Hirka is not the only creature to have broken through the gates… ‘Odin’s Child’ is unique fantasy with Norse roots. An epic clash of xenophobia, blind faith and the right or will to lead. The first in a trilogy, Odin's Child is a thrilling modern fantasy epic.

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    The Rot
  • Author : Siri Pettersen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781646906017
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Book Two in Siri Pettersen's epic fantasy trilogy - The Raven Rings - at last comes to the U.S. after taking European audiences by storm. She has no identity. No family. No money. But the fate of the worlds rests in her hands. Hirka is stranded in a rotting world, with nothing but a raven and a notebook to connect her to the life she left behind in Ym. She came in search of her family, believing that she could protect Rime and the rest of Ym from the ancient evil of the blind. Instead, what Hirka finds in this new world are people willing to do anything for the blessing—or the curse—of eternal life. And for Rime, the threat of the blind is only growing stronger … Separated by worlds, unsure who to trust, and in danger from all sides, Hirka and Rime fight to end a thousand-year quest for power and revenge—and, maybe, to find a way back to each other. In this follow-up to the international bestseller Odin's Child, Norse-inspired mythology combines with modern-day action to create a work that is wholly original, endlessly surprising, and utterly unforgettable.

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    The Might
  • Author : Siri Pettersen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781646906024
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • THE MIGHT is the furious conclusion to the fantasy epic THE RAVEN RINGS and is about the search for one's own roots, prejudices, power struggles, arrogance and love. I loved (Odin's Child) deeply from the first to the last word, and was instantly and thoroughly immersed. -- Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. ...The story examines and upends everything its characters believe in, including their world, their history, their faith, and themselves, while intertwining elements of politics and Norse mythology with a side of forbidden romance. Kirkus Reviews Blood magic, blackmail, and battle rock a rich world of fading magic to its core in this internationally bestselling Norwegian epic fantasy. Publishers Weekly The intrigue, scope, and depth of His Dark Materials, set in an immersive Nordic world as fierce and unforgettable as its characters. Rosaria Munda, author Fireborne/Flamefall - Aurelian Cycle The world building is stupendous. MidWest Book Review HIrka has been sent to the world of the blind, a powerful and immortal people whom she has been taught to fear since infancy--and who now see her as their only chance to reignite a thousand-year-old war. The blind will use Hirka's ability to travel between worlds to return to Ym, the land where Hirka grew up and where the blind were betrayed all those years ago. And this time, they will prevail. Hirka is torn between her loyalties to the people who birthed her and the people who raised her, between the savior she is expected to be and the individual she wants to be. And every choice she makes pulls her further away from Rime, the love of her life, who is doing everything he can to stop Ym from falling to pieces all around him. A million things stand between Hirka and Rime. But only together can they stop the end of the worlds.

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    The Lyra Novels
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 1506
  • ISBN : 9781453274705
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “High-style fantasy and adventure” in the complete Lyra series by the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (The New York Times). Shadow Magic: While Alkyra’s noblemen squabble, an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. And as the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom. Daughter of Witches: There is no worse time to visit Drinn than during the Midwinter Festival, when the city gates are sealed so that no outsider can witness the temple’s secret rituals. In an inn, where a young woman named Ranira works as an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, three guests have overstayed their welcome. Attempting to protect Ranira from her master’s cruelty, the three reveal their magical powers and attract the attention of the temple guards. Now, to save her new friends from certain death, Ranira must unleash the power that cost her parents their lives. The Harp of Imach Thyssel: When Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra’s most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. To keep it from falling into the wrong hands, Emereck will have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance. Caught in Crystal: For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of them get by, living happily together as the years pass, but everything changes the day a sorceress named Corrana asks for a room. Now, to save her family and her world, Kayl will have to unlock a side of herself that she buried long ago. The Raven Ring: When Eleret’s mother is killed, she must travel to reclaim the belongings her mother left behind. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. And to make it home in one piece, she’ll need to unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.

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    The Raven Tower
  • Author : Ann Leckie
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780316388719
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "It's a delight to read something so different, so wonderful and strange."-Patrick Rothfuss "Absolutely wonderful...utterly brilliant."-The New York Times Book Review For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained by the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes. But the Raven's tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever. For more from Ann Leckie, check out:Ancillary JusticeAncillary SwordAncillary Mercy Provenance

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    The Ravens
  • Author : Kass Morgan,Danielle Paige
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9780358098232
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young adult fiction
  • Loner Vivi Deveraux is thrilled to join Westerly College's Kappas, who are secretly witches, until she meets perfect, polished Scarlett Winter, who will stop at nothing to be the sorority's next president.

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    Caught in Crystal
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9781453233634
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A coven of witches reaches out to one of its former warriors in a “wonderful” Lyra novel “filled with incredible world-building and characters” (Open Book Society). For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of them get by, living happily together as the years pass, but everything changes the day a sorceress asks for a room. Her name is Corrana, and by her silver brooch Kayl knows that she is a member of the order of Sisterhood of Stars, a coven of witches that Kayl left after a secret mission went horribly wrong. Kayl is sure that Corrana has come to take her back to the life she had renounced years before. Now, to save her family and her world, she will have to unlock a side of herself that she buried long ago.

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    Odin's Child
  • Author : Siri Pettersen
  • Publisher : Arctis
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN : 1646900006
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An epic fantasy trilogy about thousand-year-old secrets, forbidden romance, and what happens to those who make a deal with the devil at last comes to the U.S. after taking European audiences by storm. 15-year-old Hirka has always been an outsider in the world of Ym: she’s the only person without a tail, and the only one unable to access the Might, a current of power that runs through the earth. Her differences become more and more of a concern as the date approaches for the Rite—the ceremony where everyone is to be blessed by the all-knowing Seer and the Council of powerful families who rule in His name. With only a few weeks until the Rite, Hirka discovers the shocking secret behind why she is tailless and Mightless: she is not from this world. As an infant, she was brought here through an ancient stone circle known as a Raven Ring. As long as she’s in Ym, the passageway between worlds remains open, and terrifyingcreatures called the blind may follow. No one can know the truth of Hirka’s identity, especially not Rime, her childhood friend who just might become something more... Rime, meanwhile, has secrets of his own. Born into one of the most powerful families in Ym, he has refused to inherit his grandmother’s seat on the Council and has instead pledged himself to become one of the Kolkagga—assassins who kill in the name of the Seer. He suspects the Council of being selfish and manipulative, but even he can’t fathom the depths of their corruption, or how far they will go to hold on to power. When Hirka runs away to a rebel region rather than reveal her true self to the Council, and Rime is sent to track her down, they uncover a shocking web of lies that could spell the end—not only of their lives, but of the entirety of Ym.

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    The Throne of the Gods
  • Author : Nicholas Kotar
  • Publisher : Waystone Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781951536077
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • He thought he was the chosen one, a warrior of the gods. He had no idea that his god was a demon. After twenty years, Voran has faced his deadly enemy. But instead of victory, Voran loses his home, his hope, and his love... With nothing left, he storms the country of the gods, demanding answers. But the only one who knows the way... is his greatest enemy, the Raven himself. Sabíana returns to her beleaguered city, but finds nothing there but cowardice and vice. She can save her city, but is it even worth saving anymore? Adelaida received the gift of life. But she is in the middle of a hell of war, and now all the beauty and goodness she has ever known is being destroyed. To make matters worse, warriors all around her are dying. And suspicion is falling on her... Khaidu found her speech, but lost her purpose. Now, she will invade the land of the dead itself to find the last hope for the Three Lands. But at the end of all time, who will command the strength of the Powers? Who will sit in the Throne of the Gods? The Throne of the Gods is the fifth and final volume in the Raven Son series of epic fantasy books inspired by Russian fairy tales. If you love creative retellings of ancient myths, gorgeous worldbuilding, and complex characters who never do what you expect, you'll love this series, described by readers as "The Lord of the Rings meets 1984". Embark on a journey into the magical and perilous world of The Throne of the Gods today!

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    Blood Song
  • Author : Anthony Ryan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780425281598
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first in the “powerful” (SFFWorld.com) New York Times bestselling fantasy series. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order to be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm but the world.

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    Ring of Bright Water
  • Author : Gavin Maxwell
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9781567924848
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Nature
  • This volume weaves together the Scottish otter stories from Gavin Maxwell's three non-fiction books, Ring of Bright Water (1960), The Rocks Remain (1963), and Raven Meet Thy Brother (1969). Maxwell was both an extraordinarily evocative writer and a highly unusual man. While touring the Iraqi marshes, he was captivated by an otter and became a devoted advocate of and spokesman for the species. He moved to a remote house in the Scottish highlands, co-habiting there with three otters and living an idyllic and isolated life – at least for a while. Fate, fame, and fire conspired against this paradise, and it, too, came to an end, though the journey was filled with incident and wonder. Maxwell was also talented as an artist, and his sinuous line drawings of these amphibious and engaging creatures, and the homes they occupied, illustrate his story. This book stands as a lasting tribute to a man, his work, and his passion. It was received and has endured as a classic for its portrait not only of otters but also of a man who endured heartaches and disappointments, whose life embodied both greatness and tragedy. He writes with rare eloquence about his birth, his devotion to the beloved Scottish highlands, and the wildlife he loved, while refusing to ignore the darker aspects of his nature and of nature in its larger sense.

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    The Raven Lady
  • Author : Sharon Lynn Fisher
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781982573164
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the aftermath of Ireland’s battle with her ancient enemies, Queen Isolde orders her cousin, smuggler Duncan O’Malley, to assume the throne of fairy as King Finvara. He’s a fish out of water when it comes to nurturing the alliance between Ireland’s mortal and fairy peoples. And the queen wants him to wed the daughter of Ireland’s enemy, the king of Icelandic shadow elves, to help keep the peace. But the Irish think of the elves as goblins, and Finvara refuses. Elven princess Koli, affronted by the king’s rejection—along with his decision to bring her to court as little more than a captive—vows vengeance. Shortly after her arrival, she uncovers a plot that would bring swift satisfaction. A dark and powerful fairy lord, Far Dorocha, wants to take Finvara’s crown and lead both the fairy and elven people to war against the Irish. And he wants Koli to help him. It’s the perfect setup for revenge, but Koli soon discovers that Finvara’s not the haughty lord she believed him to be. And as she navigates treacherous waters inside the court, she gets glimpses of the magic and passion that have been slumbering inside her. She must choose a side in the new battle for Ireland—will it be the fearsome father she has served for nearly a century, or the fairy king who has helped awaken her to herself?

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    Across the Great Barrier
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780545033435
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In an alternate frontier America, Eff must travel beyond the Great Barrier and come to terms with her magic abilities--and those of her twin brother--to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.

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    Mairelon the Magician
  • Author : Patricia Wrede
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780765342324
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kim, a streetwise girl disguised as a boy, and Mairelon, an itinerant magician dressed as a dandy, share adventures in a Regency England that is populated with sorcerers and riddled with magic.

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    The Raven
  • Author : Derek Ratcliffe
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781408128640
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • Well-known throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the raven has a prominent place in myth, legend and history. Focusing on the raven's ecology in the UK, this text presents a summary of the state of knowledge regarding the raven's natural history, describing its present distribution, habitat requirements, call, feeding habits, social behaviour and population centres. An emphasis is placed on the long association of the bird with humans, and useful comparisons of the Northern Hemisphere species are made.

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    The Alpine Ring
  • Author : Stefan Hartmann
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9798764272023
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A fast-paced, plot-driven, globetrotting adventure that YA and adult fans of fantasy, thriller, action and sci fi will enjoy. The scenic backdrop of Northern Italy will inspire anyone to take a trip to visit the Swiss-Italian Alps. Similar Books: LOTR, Star Wars, Brandon Sanderson Stormlight Archives and Mistborn series, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, the Halo novel adaptations, Dragonball manga, Attack on Titan, Marvel comics. Synopsis: The Alpine Ring, a society hemmed in on all sides by the natural barriers of the Swiss Alps, stands alone in Central Europe fifty years after the Fiat War. Fortified by citadels built into the mountains, Claudia and Massimo, two young lieutenants of the Alpine dragoon regiment, fight against demonic creatures multiplying throughout the world and technologically advanced human enemies hell-bent on wiping out the only home the Alpiners have known. Their only chance at ending the relentless fighting lies in an alliance with a group of humans who have inhumanly adapted the hostile lands. Claudia and Massimo venture into Northern Italy where Claudia discovers that she is more than just a dragoon. What she learns sets her on a globetrotting adventure and a race against time before humanity is destroyed by a mysterious new enemy.

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    Shadow Magic
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9781453233603
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A princess fights a faceless enemy in a forest filled with magic in this tale of “high-style fantasy and adventure” from the author of Dealing with Dragons (The New York Times). Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. When Alethia regains consciousness, an evil Lithmern with a face made of shadows is carrying her through the forest. These are magic woods, home to fabled creatures whose existence she has always doubted. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom.

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    Feast of the Raven
  • Author : Catherine Spader
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0997153504
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  • Genre : Books
  • Torn between ancient magic and the new Christian order In 782 AD, a beast prowls the forests of northern Germany. He is wulfhedinn, wolf demon-scourge of the Christian Franks. He is also Gerwulf, the man, a scorned outcast and bastard of a Christian woman and pagan father. Gerwulf emerges from the shadows to escape his demons and seek deliverance. To save his mortal soul, he battles for God, serving the legendary Charlemagne in a savage Holy War against the pagan Saxons. His journey leads to his greatest battle-reclaiming humanity in a dark age when beasts lurk inside all men. ...and the Raven Te Eater of Souls She soars above Hungering to feast on the bloodguilt of all...

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    The Invisible Ring
  • Author : Anne Bishop
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781440637292
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to the world of her Black Jewels Trilogy with a prequel that follows a man who is determined to rebel against the course set before him... Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped—only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. Purchased by a notorious queen, Jared fears he will share the mysterious fate of her other slaves—never to be seen again—and so prepares himself for death. But the Gray Lady may not be what she seems and Jared soon faces a difficult decision: his freedom, or his honor...

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    Raven Rise
  • Author : D.J. MacHale
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9781416914198
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While Pendragon is trapped on Ibara, Alder returns to Denduron and goes into battle again, and other Travelers face obstacles of various sorts, Saint Dane gains the power he seeks and makes his push to destroy and rebuild Halla.

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    The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4)
  • Author : Maggie Stiefvater
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780545860352
  • Reader Reviews : 2711
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."

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    A Raven's Heart
  • Author : K. C. Bateman
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780804181518
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a bookish codebreaker and a dashing spy are reunited in this steamy historical romance from the author of To Steal a Heart, their lives depend on their ability to resist temptation. But fate is a mistress who cannot be denied. . . . In the war against France, Heloise Hampden is a high-value asset to the Crown. She’s cracked the enemy’s most recent communication, and for that, someone is trying to kill her. However, it’s the agent assigned to protect Heloise who poses the greatest threat to her heart: William de l’Isle, Viscount Ravenwood. Heloise has quarreled with the man they call Raven since childhood, yet always maintained a chaste distance. She’s sure nothing will change, thanks to the disfiguring scar on her face. So why is she so enchanted by the sight of Raven’s jet-black hair, rakish smile, and wicked green eyes? Nothing has changed. Raven still wonders how Hell-cat Hampden’s lithe body would feel pressed against his, but for the mission he must remind himself that the woman takes more pleasure in ancient languages than she does in seduction. His imprisonment six years ago broke him in a way that makes the prospect of love impossible. Still, his heart beats like mad whenever he’s within ten paces of Heloise, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even if that means taking her to Spain as an unwilling hostage. Protecting her from danger will be a challenge; protecting her from desire will be pure agony. Praise for K. C. Bateman’s To Steal a Heart “[To Steal a Heart] is rich with espionage and suspense. Multidimensional believable characters and fast-paced plotting propel the story forward to its moving conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly “The writing and characterization are superb, the romance is hot, snarky and tender and the hero is delicious. I couldn’t ask for much more in an historical romance and I’m eagerly awaiting whatever Ms. Bateman comes up with next.”—All About Romance “The sexual chemistry between the two built so steadily that I thought I would go up in flames if they didn’t stop battling each other and give in to their needs.”—Kilts and Swords Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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    An Enchantment of Ravens
  • Author : Margaret Rogerson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781481497602
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An instant New York Times bestseller! An Indie Next Top 10 Pick A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner “A funny, action-packed, and sweet romance.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “A phenomenal read.” —RT Book Reviews A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous bestseller that’s “an ideal pick for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Isobel is an artistic prodigy with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Furious, Rook spirits her away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously wrong in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending on each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

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    The Poison Ring
  • Author : Freddie Remza
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1478705418
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tragedy Begets Opportunity...A game-changing event motivates Sunita Thapa to travel to Nepal to meet the family she never knew. With her friend, Liz, Sunita treks through the Annapurna Valley, celebrates a Buddhist wedding, and encounters despicable people. The Poison Ring is a story of connecting with the past in order to understand the present. Nepal is the land of valleys, traditions, incredible people, and Mount Everest. Toss in a ring, a raven and the photo of an unidentified child. The end result is The Poison Ring-a story of suspense, humor and international intrigue.

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    The Iron Raven
  • Author : Julie Kagawa
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781488069444
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Wicked faeries and fantastic danger… Welcome to book one of the new trilogy in New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey fantasy series, as infamous prankster Puck finally has a chance to tell his story and stand with allies new and old to save Faery and the world. For fans of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare! “YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF ME…” Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat from a time before Faery began. A threat that brings him face-to-face with a new enemy…himself. With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten. Evenfall is coming, and with it a reckoning that even their combined powers and wits may not vanquish, as a shadow falls over the lands of Faery and the world slips into chaos. THE IRON FEY: EVENFALL The Iron Raven The Iron Sword THE IRON FEY: The Iron King The Iron Daughter The Iron Queen The Iron Knight The Iron Prince The Iron Traitor The Iron Warrior Novellas: Shadow’s Legacy (Evenfall #0.5)

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    The Raven's Gift
  • Author : Don Rearden
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780143180289
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • John Morgan and his wife can barely contain their excitement upon arriving as new teachers in a Yupik Inuit village on the windswept Alaskan tundra. Lured north in search of adventure, the idealistic couple hope to immerse themselves in the ancient Arctic culture. Their move proves disastrous when a deadly epidemic strikes and the isolated community descends into total chaos. When outside help fails to arrive, John's only hope lies in escaping the snowcovered tundra and the hunger of the other survivors. His thousand-mile trek across the Alaskan wilderness grows more improbable when he encounters a blind Inuit girl and an elderly woman. The two need his protection from those who would harm them, and he needs their knowledge of the terrain and their companionship to survive. The harsh journey and constant danger push him beyond his limits as he discovers a new sense of hope and the possibility of loving again. "If you're not scared, be scared: Don Rearden's The Raven's Gift will propel you pell-mell into a terrifying future of plague on the Alaskan tundra—all too real if you've talked with elders who survived 1917—all too frightening if you have sense to know this future can start five minutes from now." —Seth Kantner author of Ordinary Wolves "The Raven's Gift has a winning plot, characters we've never met before, and intriguing details of a world most of us will never venture to -- creating a read that opens our eyes and finds the fault lines of a heart in one breathless sitting." — Jodi Picoult, New York Times Bestselling Author "Rearden's fresh, new voice is a kaleidoscope of cultural collision and the astonishing landscape of the heart." — Ron Spatz, Editor. Alaska Quarterly Review "A many layered Alaskan intrigue which is gritty and engaging and an absolutely good read . . . all in a world, that Alaskan world -- which I could believe." — Ron Carlson, author The Speed of Light, Five Skies, News of the World "Don Rearden's writing is captivating and new. This is a writer who has many books in him. I predict he will be widely read, well respected, and greatly admired." — Jo-Ann Mapson, author of bestselling novels Bad Girl Creek, The Wilder Sisters, and Hank & Chloe, author of bestselling novels Bad Girl Creek, The Wilder Sisters, and Hank & Chloe "Take a remote Alaskan village, add a dedicated teacher, toss in a plague. The Raven’s Gift is a page turner with a message: We Alaskans are lost if we cannot find our own way." — Bill Streever, author of Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places "In The Raven's Gift, Don Rearden has created a kind of allegory for a people and place at risk, a generous and honest portrait of Yup'ik communities. His Alaska is one you won’t yet have seen." — David Vann, author of bestselling novels Legend of a Suicide and A Mile Down.

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    Raven and the Banshee
  • Author : Carolyn Elizabeth
  • Publisher : Bella Distribution
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1642472409
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A passionate tale of vengeance, forgiveness, second-chance love and redemption in a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas.

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    A Shadow Above
  • Author : Joe Shute
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781472940308
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Nature
  • For millennia, we have tried to explain ourselves using the raven as a symbol. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape. The raven's hulking black shape has come to represent many things: death, all-seeing power, the underworld, and a wildness that remains deep within us. Legend has it that the fate of the nation rests upon the raven, and should the resident birds ever leave the Tower of London then the entire kingdom will fall. While so much of our wildlife is vanishing, ravens are returning to their former habitats after centuries of exile, moving back from their outposts at the very edge of the country, to the city streets from which they once scavenged the bodies of the dead. In A Shadow Above, Joe Shute follows ravens across their new hunting grounds, examining our complicated and challenging relationship with these birds. He meets people who live alongside the raven in conflict and peace, unpicks their fierce intelligence, and ponders what the raven's successful return might come to symbolise for humans in the dark times we now inhabit.

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    The Harp of Imach Thyssel
  • Author : Patricia C. Wrede
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9781453233627
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the magical world of Lyra, a mysterious instrument gives a minstrel undreamed-of powerWhen Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra’s most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. Emereck recognizes the perfect white bow from legend: It is said to possess the power of life and death over all mankind. Now, to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, he’ll have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance.

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    The Raven
  • Author : Lou Reed
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780802199379
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The legendary musician’s distinctive artistic take on Edgar Allan Poe includes “some of the most personal lyrics of his career” (Rolling Stone). One of the most influential and innovative recording artists of the past three decades, Lou Reed has always offered a shrewd view of life in the big city in all its colors. It is no surprise, then, that he considers Edgar Allan Poe a spiritual forefather. In The Raven, Reed immerses himself in Poe’s enigmatic world and sets out to reimagine his work to mesmerizing effect. In 2001 Lou Reed, legendary theater director Robert Wilson, and an all-star cast presented the musical POEtry at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Reed’s subsequent studio adaptation, The Raven, has been hailed as one of his more daring and challenging albums. Here, accompanied by photographs by the acclaimed artist and director Julian Schnabel, is the definitive text of the CD release. The Raven includes Reed's distinctive takes on Poe’s most celebrated works, as well as song lyrics written for the musical. It is a fascinating meeting between a dark chronicler of the twentieth century and his nineteenth-century counterpart; the work of one iconoclastic genius offering a haunting exploration of another.

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    The Night of Wishes
  • Author : Michael Ende
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781681372488
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the author of The Neverending Story, a book that reminds us that “magic—be it good or bad—is no simple matter.” It's New Year’s Eve at the Villa Nightmare but Beelzebub Preposteror is in no mood for celebration. As the Shadow Sorcery Minister,Preposteror has a duty to perform a certain number of evil deeds in service to the Minister of Pitch Darkness. But this year, to his horror, he’s nowhere near meeting that quota. Preposteror has all but given up when who should make an unexpected visit but his aunt, the witch Tyrannia Vampirella. She has come with a diabolical proposal that just might be the solution to Preposterer’s dilemma: together they will brew the fabled Notion Potion, “one of the most ancient and powerful evil spells in the universe,” and their every evil wish will be granted. The only thing that stands in their way is a most unlikely team—a cat named Mauricio di Mauro and a raven known as Jacob Scribble, who have just hours to thwart the plans of their sorcerer masters and save the world from destruction.

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    Baltimore Ravens 101
  • Author : Brad M. Epstein
  • Publisher : 101 Book
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1607301024
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Baltimore Ravens 101 is required reading for every young Ravens fan. From the high-flying mascots Rise and Conquer to the Super Bowl Championship of 2000, you'll share all the memories with the next generation. Enjoy all the traditions of your favorite team, learn the basics about playing football and share the excitement of the NFL! Officially licensed by the NFL.

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    The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
  • Author : John Bellairs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781101659731
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A rich, magical gothic mystery from the legendary John Bellairs Rose Rita wishes she could go to camp like her bets friend, Lewis. She's sure that boys get to have all the fun.--until Mrs. Zimmermann offers her an adveture of her own. Mrs. Zimmermann's cousin Oley has left her his farm, as well as a ring that he thinks is magic. But when the two arrive at the deserted farm, the ring has mysteriously vanished. What power does it have? And will the person who took it use the ring to do evil?

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    The Raven's Ring Pin
  • Author : John Anacker
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0738704334
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After his father moves the family so that he can be caretaker at Yellowstone's Geyser Inn, Samuel is lonely until he encounters two ravens with a magic pin and he is transported to a time inhabited by characters from Norse mythology.

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    Ring and the Crown, The (Extended Edition)
  • Author : Melissa de la Cruz
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9781368013284
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "The Crown" meets "Game of Thrones" in this dazzling tale of glamour, enchantment, and betrayal, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz. Once, they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a formidable castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures. As the annual London season begins—a whirlwind of wealth and magic marked by lavish parties and gorgeous girls vying for the attention of young royals—the talk of the town is Ronan Astor, a social-climbing American with only her beauty to recommend her. After falling for a handsome rogue on the voyage over, she must balance her desire for love with her duty to save her family's position. Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans finds herself cast aside by Leopold, heir to the Prussian crown, in favor of a political marriage to Marie-Victoria. Isabelle is bent on reclaiming what is hers, but Marie doesn't even want Leopold—she lost her heart long ago to a boy she will never be able to have. Desperate to escape a life without love, Marie turns to Aelwyn, and the girls form a perilous plan that endangers the fate of the monarchy. "Preening royalty, a touch of magic, and dramatic betrayal. What's not to love?" — Teen Vogue "This character-driven novel has fabulous balls, glitzy gowns, and plenty of drama and plot twists, making it hard to put down." — School Library Journal

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    Iron Wolf
  • Author : Siri Pettersen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781646906154
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A thrilling new trilogy from the author of Odin's Child! Juva hates blood readers. Praised for their Sight, they are nothing but swindlers, preying on people’s fears, for power and profit. Born by blood readers herself, she knows only too well, and she has vowed never to become one of them. But when her family is threatened by vardari, the eerie lasting ones, who never age, Juva is entangled in a desperate hunt for the blood readers’ legacy: a dark secret that once changed the world, and may do so again. In order to survive, she has to confront the childhood memory she fought to forget: That time she saw the devil. Iron Wolf is a spellbinding fantasy mystery on a norse foundation, about blood, desire and addiction. It’s the first book in the trilogy VARDARI, an independent series set in the universe of the award-winning fantasy phenomenon THE RAVEN RINGS

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    The Ring of Five
  • Author : Eoin McNamee
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780375896644
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Here's the first book in a brilliant new trilogy by the author of The Navigator. The Ring of Five, set at a school for spies, is full of surprises as well as fascinating questions about loyalty, destiny, and what it means to be a spy. Danny Caulfield doesn't know how he ended up at a mysterious academy called Wilsons. A few of the students are pretty scary. Someone tries to murder him. Even the ravens that haunt the school seem to be against him. Yet he also finds friends: Les, an exceptional thief; Dixie, who has an unsettling talent; and Vandra, a physick with special powers. It turns out that Danny is destined for a terrifying mission. As he embarks on his training, he is shocked and secretly thrilled to discover that he seems to have all the natural gifts of the perfect spy—most importantly, the ability to betray. Eoin McNamee's background as an author of adult thrillers informs this exhilarating, atmospheric adventure.