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Free the darkness  by Kel Kade

Free the darkness

Kel Kade

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"Raised and trained in complete seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no...

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How to talk to a goddess  by Emily Croy Barker

How to talk to a goddess

Emily Croy Barker

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"Nora knows she needs to move on. And forget about magic. Shes back in graduate school, and her life is going surprisingly well. She doesn't need to think about other worlds, about enchantments and demons, or about magicians - even though she once aspired to...

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Thinking woman's guide to real magic  by Emily Croy Barker

Thinking woman's guide to real magic

Emily Croy Barker

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"Nora Fischer's dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman. During a miserable weekend at a friend's wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she's transformed from a drab grad student...

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Obsidian butterfly  by Laurell K. Hamilton

Obsidian butterfly

Laurell K. Hamilton

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"Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, has dealt with - and destroyed - a lot of monsters. But her old mentor, Edward - ruthless killer, bounty hunter, assassin - may be worse than any of them. But Edward's got problems. A malevolent and seemingly unstoppable force is...

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Reaper  by Will Wight

Reaper

Will Wight

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"With his home finally secure, Lindon delves deep into the ancient labyrinth, seeking long-lost Soulsmithing knowledge and the secret to destroying the Dreadgods. Monarchs plot against him and against each other, unaware of the threats gathering in realms...

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Queen of myth and monsters  by Scarlett St. Clair

Queen of myth and monsters

Scarlett St. Clair

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"Isolde, newly coronated queen, has finally found a king worthy of her in the vampire Adrian. But their love for each other has cost Isolde her father and her homeland. With two opposing goddesses playing mortals and vampires against one another, Isolde is...

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Forbidden  by T. Davis Bunn

Forbidden

T. Davis Bunn

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"A loner, a runaway, and a failed apprentice Talent, Chad Hagan was kicked out of one Institute of Magic, then fled another when his closest friend died. He may want a quiet life but when he meets Kara Sedgewick, he realizes that is not an option. Kara has...

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The daughters of Izdihar  by Hadeer Elsbai

The daughters of Izdihar

Hadeer Elsbai

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"In a novel set wholly in a new world, but inspired by modern Egyptian history, two young women - Nehal, a spoiled aristocrat used to getting what she wants, and Giorgina, a poor bookshop worker used to having nothing - find they have far more in common,...

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Hell bent  by Leigh Bardugo

Hell bent

Leigh Bardugo

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"Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy Alex Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory, even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at...

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The Fiends of Nightmaria  by Steven Erikson

The Fiends of Nightmaria

Steven Erikson

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"The king is dead, long live King Bauchelain the First, crowned by the Grand Bishop Korbal Broach. However, tensions mount with the neighboring country of Nightmaria, the mysterious home of the Fiends. Their ambassador, Ophal D'Neeth Flatroq, seeks an audience...

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Lost in the moment and found  by Seanan McGuire

Lost in the moment and found

Seanan McGuire

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"A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in this standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series from Seanan McGuire, Lost in the Moment and Found. Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go. If you ever lost a sock,...

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The risen city  by Isabelle Steiger

The risen city

Isabelle Steiger

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"A powerful continuation of the Paths of Lantistyne series, which brings us once again to an empire in the midst of an epic battle for salvation. The final book in Isabelle Steiger's epic fantasy series, which weaves together the lives of the haves and the...

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Shenanigans

Shenanigans

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"The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages--and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers,...

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Hallowed ground  by Richard Strachan

Hallowed ground

Richard Strachan

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"The Siege of Excelsis is over at last, and the survivors count the costs amidst the rubble of their city. Even for Galen and Doralia ven Denst, two of the most feared witch hunters in the Order of Azyr, the horrors they have witnessed are not so easily...

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Three axes to fall  by Sam Sykes

Three axes to fall

Sam Sykes

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"Sal the Cacophony has made few friends, but many enemies. Many, many enemies. When her magic was taken from her, she cried out for revenge. And a power she never understood promised her vengeance. A deal for a bloody price was made. And now the bill has come...

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Kragnos  by David Guymer

Kragnos

David Guymer

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"The Realm of Beasts has ever been a place of savagery and destruction, defiant in the face of Sigmar's feeble attempts at liberation. But now, deep within the mountains of the Ghurish Heartlands, something ancient stirs. A god long-trapped is about to awaken,...

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Ashes of honor  by Seanan McGuire

Ashes of honor

Seanan McGuire

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"It's been almost a year since October Toby Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day's sleep. She's tried to focus on her responsibilities - training Quentin, upholding her position as...

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Into the west  by Mercedes Lackey

Into the west

Mercedes Lackey

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"Baron Valdemar and his people have found a temporary haven, but it cannot hold all of them, or for long. Trouble could follow on their heels at any moment, and there are too many people for Crescent Lake to support. Those who are willing to make a further...

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The hexed & the hunted  by Melissa Marr

The hexed & the hunted

Melissa Marr

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"Death or Flight? Hexed or Hunted? This is not the honeymoon Gen and Eli were planning. In the third novel in a new faery and fanged world written by the author of the internationally bestselling Wicked Lovely series, half-dead witch Geneviève Crowe makes her...

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Weird dream society  by Julie C. Day

Weird dream society

Julie C. Day

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"Playful, whimsical, or dark, but always thoughtful and tinged with the inexplicable. Weird Dream Society brings together twenty-three stories from the most innovative creators in specualitive fiction." -- Back cover.

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Devouring darkness  by Chloe Neill

Devouring darkness

Chloe Neill

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"As the only vampire ever born, not made, and the daughter of two very powerful Chicago vampires, Elisa Sullivan always knew her life was going to be...unusual. But she always wanted to make her own way in the world, likely away from her famous family. Then...

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What lies beyond the veil  by Harper L. Woods

What lies beyond the veil

Harper L. Woods

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"For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I've spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the...

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The library at Mount Char  by Scott Hawkins

The library at Mount Char

Scott Hawkins

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"After she and a dozen other children found them being raised by 'Father,' a cruel man with mysterious powers, Carolyn and her 'siblings' begin to think he might be God. When Father disappears, they square off against each other to determine who will inherit...

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Grandmaster of demonic cultivation = Mo dao zu shi. 4  by author Moxiangtongxiu

Grandmaster of demonic cultivation = Mo dao zu shi. 4

author Moxiangtongxiu

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"History stands poised to repeat itself as Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji are besieged by walking corpses atop the Burial Mounds. It is here fate offers them a second chance to protect their loved ones and unmask the true instigator of this grisly onslaught. As...

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The ivory tomb  by Melissa Caruso

The ivory tomb

Melissa Caruso

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"The Dark Days have returned. The Demon of Carnage mercilessly cuts through villagers and armies. The Demon of Corruption poisons/rots the land. The Serene Empire and the Witch Lords race towards war. And in the middle of it all stands Rxyander, the Warden of...

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Sword-bearer  by Jennifer Roberson

Sword-bearer

Jennifer Roberson

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"Tiger and Del have settled into semi-retirement to raise their daughter, establishing a school for those who wish to become sword-dancers, part of a highly ritualized rite in which specially trained sword-fighters are hired to settle feuds among rich and...

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The oracle of Maracoor  by Gregory Maguire

The oracle of Maracoor

Gregory Maguire

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"The Oracle of Maracoor, the second in the trilogy called Another Day, continues the story of Elphaba's green-skinned granddaughter, Rain. That strange land, Maracoor - across the ocean from Oz - is beset by an invading army. In the mayhem, Rain and Cossy, a...

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What hunts inside the shadows  by Harper L. Woods

What hunts inside the shadows

Harper L. Woods

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"Once, I fell in love with a man who deceived me. For weeks, he stood by my side, twisting his words into pretty half-truths. He enraptured me with his smooth temptation, leaving no corner of my being untouched. He consumed my mind and my body, then finally...

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Cast in eternity  by Michelle Sagara

Cast in eternity

Michelle Sagara

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"When Corporal Kaylin Neya is assigned front desk duty--a task hated by every Hawk--the only thing she can look forward to besides an endless stream of complaints is visits from a dotty old woman. She always brings baked goods along with information passed on...

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City of last chances  by Adrian Tchaikovsky

City of last chances

Adrian Tchaikovsky

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"There has always been a darkness to Ilmar, but never more so than now. The city chafes under the heavy hand of the Palleseen occupation, the choke-hold of its criminal underworld, the boot of its factory owners, the weight of its wretched poor and the burden...

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The citadel of forgotten myths  by Michael Moorcock

The citadel of forgotten myths

Michael Moorcock

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"Elric and his constant companion Moonglum return in this new stand alone novel set within the early days of Elric's wanderings. They ride again to investigate the history of their empire, Melnibone, and its dragons, known as the Phoorn, in this exciting new...

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Conan. Blood of the serpent  by S. M. Stirling

Conan. Blood of the serpent

S. M. Stirling

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"In this story, set early in his life, Conan has left his northern homeland to cut a bloody swath across the legendary Hyborian Age. A mercenary, a soldier, a thief, and a pirate, he faces conquering armies, malicious sorcerers, and monstrous creatures,...

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The moonstone  by Kay Mills

The moonstone

Kay Mills

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"Avrin dreams of becoming a warrior. But Destiny has other plans. Born through the magic of the moonstone will her hands be the right ones to guide its power? A corrupt tribal leader seeks to pervert the power of the moonstone and control her Destiny. Avrin...

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Kaleidoscopes in the dark:  by B. G. Rogers

Kaleidoscopes in the dark:

B. G. Rogers

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"...The stories in Kaleidoscopes in the dark paint the more sinister elements of the psyche in technicolour. The collection writhes with black humour, remnants of fairytales and gothic themes.... Dip your toes into new dark fantasy worlds with these eleven...

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The gauntlet and the burning blade  by Ian (Novelist) Green

The gauntlet and the burning blade

Ian (Novelist) Green

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"Once a warrior of the Stormguard Commandos, Flore wrought horrors in the rotstorm to protect her people. She did her duty and swore to leave the bloodshed behind. But when her daughter Marta was kidnapped, Flore was forced to once again raise her gauntlet...

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The lonesome crown  by Brian Lee Durfee

The lonesome crown

Brian Lee Durfee

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"A sweeping epic fantasy weaving both destiny and ancient magic in this masterful final novel in the beloved Five Warrior Angels trilogy from Brian Lee Durfee. In the age of belief, magic is a myth. But when an apocalyptic crusade comes to the remote border of...

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The emperor's soul  by Brandon Sanderson

The emperor's soul

Brandon Sanderson

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"'When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashraven without conciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not...

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The two Doctors Górski  by Isaac R. Fellman

The two Doctors Górski

Isaac R. Fellman

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"The Two Doctors Górski is a dazzling contemporary fantasy and an exploration of reclaiming personal power in the aftermath of abuse by Lambda Award-winning author Isaac Fellman. Annae, a brilliant graduate student in psychiatric magic and survivor of academic...

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The shuddering city  by Sharon Shinn

The shuddering city

Sharon Shinn

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"In the city of Corcannon, everyone has a secret. Madeleine is planning her wedding to Tivol, but she's really in love with Reese. Jayla has become the guardian of a child named Aussen, but she knows that Aussen possesses a mysterious and dangerous power....

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Loki  by Melvin Burgess

Loki

Melvin Burgess

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"Loki, born within the heart of a fire in the hollow of a tree-trunk, arrives in Asgard as an outsider. Over time, he goes on to become one of Odin's closest allies and plays an integral role in the rise of the Golden Era of the Gods and their eventual...

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Silver queendom  by Dan (Daniel C.) Koboldt

Silver queendom

Dan (Daniel C.) Koboldt

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"Darin, the innkeeper of the notorious Red Rooster Inn, is the leader of the best team of con artists in the Old Queendom. When he's approached to steal a shipment of imperial dreamwine, he knows he should turn the job down - but he has pressing financial...

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The killing god  by Stephen R. Donaldson

The killing god

Stephen R. Donaldson

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"The kingdoms of Belleger and Amika had been fighting for generations. But then they learned of a terrible threat moving through them to destroy the Last Repository, an immense hidden library. To face this greater enemy, King Bifalt of Belleger and Queen Estie...

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Tread of angels  by Rebecca Roanhorse

Tread of angels

Rebecca Roanhorse

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"The year is 1883, and the mining town of Goetia is booming as prospectors from near and far come to mine the powerful new element Divinity from the high mountains of Colorado with the help of the pariahs of society known as the Fallen. The Fallen are the...

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Death's key  by Beth Overmyer

Death's key

Beth Overmyer

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"Meraude, the mage queen, is building an army to rid the land of mortals, wizards, and anyone she cannot control. The Goblets Immortal and the throne of Inohaim Tower soon will be here! But there is a thorn in her side. Summoner Aidan Ingledark has not come...

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To Blackfyre Keep  by Anthony Ryan

To Blackfyre Keep

Anthony Ryan

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"Magically guided to enlist in the retinue of a lovesick knight, Guyime and his companions journey to the haunted ruin of Blackfyre Keep, a castle legend tell cannot be held. But a far deadlier threat than mere ghosts awaits. An ancient evil has been conjured...

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The lost metal  by Brandon Sanderson

The lost metal

Brandon Sanderson

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"For years, frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian has hunted the shadowy organization the Set - with his late uncle and his sister among their leaders - since they started kidnapping people with the power of Allomancy in their bloodlines....

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The spear cuts through water  by Simon Jimenez

The spear cuts through water

Simon Jimenez

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"The people suffer under the centuries-long rule of the Moon Throne. The royal family - the despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors - hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful...

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Into the windwracked wilds  by A. Deborah Baker

Into the windwracked wilds

A. Deborah Baker

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"When the improbable road leaves Avery and Zib in the land of Air and at the mercy of the Queen of Swords, escape without becoming monsters may be impossible. But with the aid of the Queen's son, the unpredictable Jack Daw, they may emerge with enough of their...

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Equinox  by David Towsey

Equinox

David Towsey

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"In this world, two souls inhabit a single body, one by day, one by night. But though they live alongside one another, their ends do not always align. For Special Inspector Morden, whose hunt for a dangerous witch takes him far from home, this will be a...

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Dark souls  by Michael A. Stackpole

Dark souls

Michael A. Stackpole

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"A nameless undead awakens in an ancient crypt, and thus does the journey begin. Drawn mysteriously toward the horizon, he ventures into a land of perils beyond death. A once shining kingdom has been fractured, and mindless Hollows prowl the dark corners. To...

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External forces  by Shannon Fay

External forces

Shannon Fay

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"London, 1958. By crafting magical outfits for his friend, Princess Katherine, cloth mage Paul Gallagher is getting ahead. It's not a seamless path. Not since the Virtuis Party came to power. The far-right faction is using criminals to create a protective...

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The sword's elegy  by Brian D. (Brian Don) Anderson

The sword's elegy

Brian D. (Brian Don) Anderson

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"The Sword's Elegy is the third book in [an] epic fantasy trilogy. The doom of humankind has at last been realized. Belkar's prison is broken and his army is on the move. The nations of Lamoria, unaware of the greater danger, look to repel the aggression of...

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The river of silver  by S. A. Chakraborty

The river of silver

S. A. Chakraborty

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"Told from the perspective of characters both beloved and hated, this new compilation of stories set in Daevabad enrich a world already teeming with magic and wonder, inviting readers to explore this kingdom hidden from human eyes"--Publisher.

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Sword of Darkness  by Keri Arthur

Sword of Darkness

Keri Arthur

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"Agrona's claws-three godly artifacts that, when used together, have the power to either extend darkness or utterly banish it - were deliberately hidden eons ago so that no man or woman would ever again wield them. But nothing stays hidden forever, and the...

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Slaughtered gods  by Thilde Kold Holdt

Slaughtered gods

Thilde Kold Holdt

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"All shall perish. The great wolf howls for Ragnarok to begin. The half-giant Einer leads an army of the dead to clash with the golden shields of Asgard. The nornir tie and retie their threads, as Loki's and Odin's schemes unfold... and unravel. For not even...

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Penric's labors  by Lois McMaster Bujold

Penric's labors

Lois McMaster Bujold

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Masquerade in Lodi : "Bastard's Eve is a night of celebration for most residents in the canal city of Lodi-but not for sorcerer Learned Penric and his Temple demon Desdemona, who find themselves caught up in the affairs of a shiplost madman, a dangerous...

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A restless truth  by Freya Marske

A restless truth

Freya Marske

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"Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She'd hoped for plenty of it when she agreed to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy. She even volunteered to serve as an old lady's companion on an ocean liner. But Maud didn't expect the old...

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The choice  by Nora Roberts

The choice

Nora Roberts

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"With Odran's defeat at the Battle of the Dark Portal, his quest to rule over Talamh and Breen has stalled - for now. But the terrible battle and heart-breaking losses have taken their toll. It's a time as painful as any Breen has ever known as she helps to...

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The serpent in heaven  by Charlaine Harris

The serpent in heaven

Charlaine Harris

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"Charlaine Harris returns to her alternate history of the United States where magic is an acknowledged but despised power in this fourth installment of the Gunnie Rose series. Felicia, Lizbeth Rose's half-sister and a student at the Grigori Rasputin school in...

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A killer's kiss  by Helen Harper

A killer's kiss

Helen Harper

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"A twisted killer is making his mark in London, leaving a trail of blood and devastation in his wake. It's not only humans who are being targeted. Vampires, werewolves and pixies are in mortal danger too."--Publisher's description.

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Empire of exiles  by Erin M. Evans

Empire of exiles

Erin M. Evans

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"Twenty-seven years ago, a Duke with a grudge led a ruthless coup against the empire of Semilla, killing thousands. He failed. The Duke was executed, a terrifyingly powerful sorcerer was imprisoned, and an unwilling princess disappeared. The empire moved on....

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Pulling the wings off angels  by K. J. Parker

Pulling the wings off angels

K. J. Parker

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"Long ago, a wealthy man stole an angel and hid her in a chapel, where she remains imprisoned to this day. That's the legend, anyway. A clerical student who's racked up gambling debts to a local gangster is given an ultimatum - deliver the angel his...

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The wilderwomen  by Ruth Emmie Lang

The wilderwomen

Ruth Emmie Lang

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"Ohioana Book Award finalist Ruth Emmie Lang returns with a new cast of ordinary characters with extraordinary abilities in The Wilderwomen. Five years ago, Nora Wilder disappeared. The older of her two daughters, Zadie, should have seen it coming, because she...

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Legends & latte  by Travis Baldree

Legends & latte

Travis Baldree

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"After decades of raising hell, Viv the orc barbarian is finally hanging up her sword for good. Now she sets her sights on a new dream - one that involves pulling more shots than punches. Armed with hope and a hard-earned secret, she plans to open the first...

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Hummingbird  by Helen Harper

Hummingbird

Helen Harper

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"There are three absolute in Mairi Wallace's world: 1. The Mages rule every city in Scotland with terrible, violent authority. 2. It is not physically possible for any woman to wield magic. 3. Mairi does not have a voice. She is about to learn that none of...

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The weather woman  by Sally Gardner

The weather woman

Sally Gardner

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"London, January 1789. The weather is so severe the River Thames completely freezes over. The people of London decide to hold an impromptu Frost Fair, with dancing bears, jugglers and puppet shows. Neva and her Russian parents operate a chess-playing bear, so...

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Until the last  by Mike Shackle

Until the last

Mike Shackle

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"The war with the Egril has changed Tinnstra forever. A coward no more, she'll go to any length to defeat every last one of her enemies. Zorique has grown into her powers. It's time for her to lead her army into Jia and spearhead the fight for her homeland....

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Fractured  by Shayla Morgansen

Fractured

Shayla Morgansen

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"Sometimes the chaos spares us. Other times we are fractured. In the blink of an eye, everything changed. Power has changed hands and the White Elm council, benevolent peacekeepers of magic for centuries, is suppressed under a blockade of enemy sorcerers. For...

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The scum villain's self-saving system. 4  by author Moxiangtongxiu

The scum villain's self-saving system. 4

author Moxiangtongxiu

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"What happens after an epic tale ends? This collection of eleven bonus stories picks up days after the end of Volume 3, and follows adventures and relationships into the future... and back into the past. Readers also get a glimpse into another world, where Luo...

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The fall of Númenor  by J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien

The fall of Númenor

J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkie...

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"J.R.R. Tolkien's writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, collected for the first time in one volume. J.R.R. Tolkien famously described the Second Age of Middle-earth as a 'dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told'. And for many...

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Desert creatures  by Kay Chronister

Desert creatures

Kay Chronister

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"Eleven-year-old Magdala and her father have been exiled from their home; they flee through the harsh landscape of the American West, searching for refuge. As violence pursues them, they join a handful of survivors on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Las...

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Even though I knew the end  by C. L. (Chelsea L.) Polk

Even though I knew the end

C. L. (Chelsea L.) Polk

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"C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End. "Stylish supernatural noir with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it."-Laini Taylor A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine...

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Deadbeat druid  by David R. Slayton

Deadbeat druid

David R. Slayton

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"Adam Binder has lost what matters most to him. Having finally learned the true identity of the warlock preying on his family, what was supposed to be a final confrontation with the fiend instead became a trap that sent Adam's beloved Vicente into the realm of...

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The rogue crown  by A. K. Mulford

The rogue crown

A. K. Mulford

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"Determined to uncover who killed the Western Queen, fae warrior Briata Catullus sets out on a mission to defeat the witch hunters and safeguard her princess. But when she arrives at the Western Court, things are even worse than she feared. The icy reception...

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The world we make  by N. K. Jemisin

The world we make

N. K. Jemisin

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"All is not well in the city that never sleeps. Even though the avatars of New York City have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading - and destroying the entire universe in the process - the mysterious capital 'E' Enemy has more subtle...

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Deathless gods  by P. C. (Patricia C.) Hodgell

Deathless gods

P. C. (Patricia C.) Hodgell

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"Jamethiel Knorth, Priest's Bane and Dream-Weaver, has returned victorious from Tai-tastigon, but trouble dogs the Kencyrath. There is intrigue among the Highborn. The Randir and his allies want the larger houses to decide for all nine, which would strip the...

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The memory in the blood  by Ryan Van Loan

The memory in the blood

Ryan Van Loan

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"The Memory in the Blood is the pulse-pounding conclusion to Ryan Van Loan's The Fall of the Gods series, featuring sea battles, hidden libraries, warring deities, old enemies, and one woman's desire for liberation and revenge. When her quest to destroy the...

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Light perpetual  by Andrzej Sapkowski

Light perpetual

Andrzej Sapkowski

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"The epic conclusion to the Hussite Trilogy finds Reynevan - infamous magician and disgraced scoundrel - on the run after being sentenced to death by the Catholic Church. Reynevan is besieged on all sides and faces torture and execution if he makes any mistake...

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Self-portrait with nothing  by Aimee Pokwatka

Self-portrait with nothing

Aimee Pokwatka

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"If a picture paints a thousand worlds... Abandoned as an infant on the local veterinarian's front porch, Pepper Rafferty was raised by two loving mothers, and now at thirty-six is married to the stable, supportive Ike. She's never told anyone that at fifteen...

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The book eaters  by Sunyi Dean

The book eaters

Sunyi Dean

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"A story of motherhood, sacrifice, and hope; of queer identity and learning to accept who you are; of gilded lies and the danger of believing the narratives others create for you. Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are...

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Into the riverlands  by Nghi Vo

Into the riverlands

Nghi Vo

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"Wandering cleric Chih of the Singing Hills travels to the riverlands to record tales of the notorious near-immortal martial artists who haunt the region. On the road to Betony Docks, they fall in with a pair of young women far from home, and an older couple...

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Final heir  by Faith Hunter

Final heir

Faith Hunter

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"Jane Yellowrock is the queen of the vampires, and that makes her a target as she fights to maintain control and keep peace in the city of New Orleans. She has enemies at every turn, because vampires live forever, and they keep their grudges alive with them....

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Blitz  by Daniel O'Malley

Blitz

Daniel O'Malley

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September, 1940: Three women of the Checquy, the secret organization tasked with protecting Britain from supernatural threats, stand in the sky above London and watch German aircraft approach. Forbidden by law to interfere, all they can do is watch as their...

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Wolfsong  by T.J Klune

Wolfsong

T.J Klune

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"X was sixteen when the energetic Bennett family moved in next door, harbouring a secret that would change him forever. For the family are shapeshifters, who can transform into wolves at will. Drawn to their magic, loyalty and enduring friendships, Ox feels a...

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The providence of fire  by Brian Staveley

The providence of fire

Brian Staveley

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"The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over. Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace is search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is...

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Ruination  by Alastair Reynolds

Ruination

Alastair Reynolds

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"Camavor is a brutal land with a bloody legacy. The the Empire's knights go, slaughter follows. Kalista seeks to change that. When her young and narcissistic uncle Viego becomes king, she vows to temper his destructive instincts - as his loyal confidant,...

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Night of demons and saints  by Menna van Praag

Night of demons and saints

Menna van Praag

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"Three years ago, the sisters confronted their demon father in that strange other-world called Everwhere. It was a battle that ended in a devastating loss, and the scars they carry seem to have slowly pushed the sisters apart . . . One sister, still raw with...

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Vengeance  by Ian Irvine

Vengeance

Ian Irvine

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"Twelve years ago, two children witnessed a murder that still haunts them as adults. Tali, a slave girl in subterranean Cython, saw her mother's head hacked open and something taken from inside. Rix, boy heir to the biggest fortune in Hightspall, watched two...

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Malarkoi  by Alex Pheby

Malarkoi

Alex Pheby

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"Nathan Treeves is dead, murdered by the Master of Mordew, his remains used to create the powerful occult weapon known as the Tinderbox. His companions are scattered, making for Malarkoi, the city of the Mistress, the Master's enemy. They are hoping to find...

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Witch  by Ken (Novelist) Warner

Witch

Ken (Novelist) Warner

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"A millennium ago, the world's most powerful necromancer slaughtered the Five Kings, enslaved the masses, and plunged all the land into darkness and despair. After three hundred years, the princedoms rose up against her and cast her out. Over the centuries,...

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The whispering dark  by Kelly Andrew

The whispering dark

Kelly Andrew

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"Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she's Deaf. So, when she's accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she's excited for the chance to prove herself. But...

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The sun's devices  by Rebecca Levene

The sun's devices

Rebecca Levene

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"In the aftermath of the shattering of Mirror Town, Krish has taken has rightful place as heir to the kingdom of Ashanesland, with his friends and allies ruling by his side. He's turned his back on his divine birthright and set out to bring unity to the...

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