Fortune's Fool (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey

By Mercedes Lackey

The 7th daughter of the ocean King, Ekaterina is greater than a pampered princess--she's additionally the family members undercover agent. Which makes her the precise emissary to take a look at fascinating happenings within the neighboring kingdom...and not anything pursuits her greater than Sasha, the 7th son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects he's faraway from the idiot humans imagine him. yet prior to she will be able to discover what lies underneath his facade, she is kidnapped!

Trapped in a fort on the mercy of a possessive Jinn, Ekaterina is aware her possibilities of being discovered are slender. Now fortune, a idiot and a paper poultry are the one issues she will count number on--along along with her personal shrewdpermanent brain and intrepid heart....

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The Swordbearer by Glen Cook

By Glen Cook

A tender boy's goals of glory and struggle develop into a sour nightmare as his father's nation is overrun by way of an invading military. misplaced and by myself within the woods, he unearths an historical sword that grants him the power to say his vengeance. As he starts to take that vengeance, he involves notice the cost that the sword will call for of him. Enemies quickly develop into allies and weird bedfellows abound because the prophesies of an age swirl into chaos.

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Shadows of Self (Mistborn, Book 5) by Brandon Sanderson

By Brandon Sanderson

The no 1 New York Times bestselling writer returns to the area of Mistborn with his first novel within the sequence in view that The Alloy of Law.

With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson stunned readers with a New York instances bestselling by-product of his Mistborn books, set after the motion of the trilogy, in a interval equivalent to past due 19th-century America.

The trilogy's heroes are actually figures of fantasy and legend, even items of spiritual veneration. they're succeeded by means of marvelous new characters, leader between them Waxillium Ladrian, referred to as Wax, hereditary Lord of condominium Ladrian but additionally, until eventually lately, a lawman within the ungoverned frontier sector often called the Roughs. There he labored together with his eccentric yet powerful blood brother, Wayne. they're "twinborn," that means they may be able to use either Allomantic and Feruchemical magic.

Shadows of Self exhibits Mistborn's society evolving as expertise and magic combine, the economic climate grows, democracy contends with corruption, and faith turns into a growing to be cultural strength, with 4 faiths competing for converts.

This bustling, positive, yet nonetheless shaky society now faces its first example of terrorism, crimes meant to fire up exertions strife and non secular clash. Wax and Wayne, assisted via the beautiful, great Marasi, needs to resolve the conspiracy sooner than civil strife stops Scadrial's development in its tracks.

Shadows of Self will provide fanatics of The Alloy of Law every little thing they've been hoping for and, this being a Brandon Sanderson ebook, extra, a lot more.

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Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear

By Elizabeth Bear

The Shattered Pillars is the second one e-book of Bear's The everlasting Sky trilogy and the sequel to Range of Ghosts. Set in an international drawn from our personal nice Asian Steppes, this saga of magic, politics and conflict units Re-Temur, the exiled inheritor to the good Khagan and his good friend Sarmarkar, a Wizard of Tsarepheth, opposed to darkish forces made up our minds to overcome the entire nice Empires alongside the Celedon Road.

Elizabeth undergo is an staggering author, whose prose attracts you into unusual and lovely worlds, and makes you care deeply concerning the humans and the tales she tells. the realm of The everlasting Sky is extensively and deeply created—her award-nominated novella, "Bone and Jewel Creatures" is usually set there.

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The White Tree (The Cycle of Arawn, Book 1) by Edward W. Robertson

By Edward W. Robertson

Sixteen-year-old Dante wishes not anything greater than to profit to wield the nether, the magic of his global. After he steals the Cycle of Arawn, the holy booklet of a century-dead sect that mastered the nether, he's attacked within the streets of Bressel.

Arawn's fans aren't long gone in the end. In desperation, Dante hires a bodyguard, yet all he can have enough money is an untried and big-mouthed child named Blays. via crafty and success, they fend off their attackers and flee the city.

But there's no get away from the long-simmering non secular warfare that's approximately to engulf their homeland--a battle they'll quickly locate themselves struggling with from in the stronghold of Arawn himself

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The Liar's Key (Red Queen’s War, Book 2) by Mark Lawrence

By Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools, The crimson Queen's battle: booklet One had all "the hallmarks of [Mark Lawrence's] storytelling and writing type which made The damaged Empire trilogy such a really addictive read" ( Now, The Liar's Key keeps the tale of the weird fellowship among a rogue prince and a weary warrior...

After harrowing event and near-death, Prince Jalan Kendeth and the Viking Snorri ver Snagason locate themselves in ownership of Loki's Key, an artefact in a position to starting any door, and sought by way of the main risky beings within the damaged Empire—including The lifeless King.

Jal wishes merely to come back domestic to his wine, ladies, and tune, yet Snorri has his personal function for the major: to discover the very door into loss of life, throw it broad, and produce his kin again into the land of the living.

And as Snorri prepares for his quest to discover death's door, Jal's grandmother, the crimson Queen maintains to control kings and pawns in the direction of an endgame of her personal design...

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Night of the Eye (Dragonlance: Defenders of Magic, Book 1) by Mary Kirchoff

By Mary Kirchoff

Magic at its peak!

It will quickly be the evening of the attention, an extraordinary time while all 3 moons align in excessive sanction over the lands of Krynn. at the eve of Guerrand DiThon's political marriage to a rival kin, the younger noble is visited via a wierd, robust mage who is familiar with extra approximately him than he does himself. Seduced by means of gives you of wizardly could, Guerrand slips away underneath the triple moons and trips for the Tower of Wayreth.

No one thinks he'll live on the lethal trek to the tower, yet he does. It's in simple terms then that Guerrand realizes that he has made many enemies in his trip. this kind of foes wouldn't purely see Guerrand lifeless, however the 3 orders of sorcery destroyed with him.

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Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden

By Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden

From celebrated comedian artist Mike Mignola and award-winning novelist Christopher Golden comes a piece of gothic storytelling like no different. corresponding to the illustrated stories of outdated, here's a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal—and a chilling allegory for the character of war.[b]

[i]“Why do lifeless males get up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It used to be you referred to as us. All of you, along with your battle. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. you'll by no means be rid folks now.”
When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire at the hellish battlefields of global warfare I, the area is perpetually replaced. For a virulent plague has been unleashed—a plague that even demise can't end.

Now the lone soldier in an everlasting fight opposed to darkness, Baltimore summons 3 previous buddies to a lonely inn—men whose travels and fantastical reports incline them to completely think within the evil that's devouring the soul of mankind.

As the lads watch for their outdated pal, they proportion their stories of terror and misadventure, and consider what half they're going to play in Baltimore’s undying conflict. earlier than the evening is thru, they are going to study what's required to banish the plague—and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis—once and for all.

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Thraxas At War (Thraxas, Book 7) by Martin Scott

By Martin Scott

Battling crime in magical Turai is a really tough enterprise if you happen to don't understand what you're doing. fortunately, deepest investigator Thraxas by no means has this challenge (according to Thraxas). iciness is coming to Turai, and Thraxas is in a foul temper. yet it's going to get a complete heap worse as the orcs are coming too. Thraxas used to be a hero of the final Orc warfare (according to Thraxas). That was once a few years in the past, notwithstanding, and this time he could a lot wish to hold his head down - ideally buried in a huge steak pie. regrettably, while a senior member of the conflict Council is murdered via a cake, there's just one inner most investigator in line for the task. For a few cause, it used to be a truly brief line.

About the Author:
Martin Millar wrote the very best city fiction of the overdue 1980s/early Nineties. Now, lower than the identify of Martin Scott he has, because the father or mother places it, 'invented a brand new style: pulp fable noir'.

Source: Overdrive Library

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Knife Sworn (Tower and Knife Trilogy, Book 2) by Mazarkis Williams

By Mazarkis Williams

Mazarkis William’s debut novel, The Emperor's Knife, used to be praised for its unique settings, gripping intrigue, and shiny, full-blooded characters. Now Williams returns to the luxurious palaces and treacherous again alleys of the Cerani Empire, the place intrigue, ardour, and unsafe magic threaten the very soul of a newly-crowned emperor.

After spending so much of his lifestyles in captivity and solitude, Sarmin now sits upon the Petal Throne of Cerana. yet his reign is an uneasy one. formidable generals and stressed squaddies wish struggle at any expense. An insidious overseas faith stirs worry one of the humans and the courtroom. And the emperor's personal middle is torn among very diverse girls: Mesema, a Windreader princess of the northern plains, and Grada, a lowborn untouchable with whom Sarmin stocks a special bond. A natural-born mage, Sarmin additionally consists of inside him a throng of bodiless spirits whose conflicting stories and wishes strength him to salary a personal conflict for his sanity.

In occasions prior, a royal murderer referred to as the Emperor's Knife served because the prepared fringe of justice, protecting the throne from any and all menaces, however the final Knife has perished and his successor has but to be named. For his personal security, and that of the empire, Sarmin needs to decide upon his personal unswerving death-dealer... yet upon whom may be he bestow the bloody burden of the Knife-Sworn?

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