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Dark or fairytale, comic or romantic - you'll find an out-of-this-world choice in our latest fantasy fiction. Our titles come in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Inferno by Leslie Tyre

Inferno

Leslie Tyre

eBook

Alastair Seiver is completely incapable of using magic-or so he thinks. But when he comes across an ancient ring, something deep inside him awakens. And with that, he becomes connected to a long-forgotten prophecy about the creation of the world. The...

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The girl in wooden armour by Conrad Mason

The girl in wooden armour

Conrad Mason

eAudiobook

Brokewood-on-Tandle is a strange and mysterious place. So when Hattie and her brother, Jonathan, arrive to find their granny missing, they suspect something sinister is going on. Hattie knew her family kept secrets. But she had no idea that they were...

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Malice by Heather Walter

Malice

Heather Walter

eBook

"Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love's kiss. You've heard this before, haven't you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Ut...

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Mother of all  by Jenna Glass

Mother of all

Jenna Glass

Book

"In the once male-dominated world of Seven Wells, women now control their own reproduction, but the battle for equality is far from over. Even with two thrones held by women, there are still those who cling to the old ways and are determined to return...

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The forever sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson

The forever sea

Joshua Phillip Johnson

eAudiobook

The first book in a new environmental epic fantasy series set in a world where ships kept afloat by magical hearthfires sail an endless grass sea. On the never-ending, miles-high expanse of prairie grasses known as the Forever Sea, Kindred Greyreach,...

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Magic rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic rises

Ilona Andrews

eAudiobook

Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them--no matter the cost... Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many...

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The wicked & the dead by Melissa Marr

The wicked & the dead

Melissa Marr

eAudiobook

In near-future New Orleans, draugar, again-walkers, are faster and stronger than most humans, but not venomous until they are a century old. Until then, they shamble and bite. Since not everyone wants to see their relatives end up that way, Geneviève...

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The Highlands bride by Lynsay Sands

The Highlands bride

Lynsay Sands

eAudiobook

Writing together for the first time, New York Times bestselling authors Lynsay Sands and Hannah Howell present the darkly passionate story of two men sworn to conquer the hunger that pounds in their blood-and the women who may be their only salvation...

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The toymaker's curse  by C. J. Archer

The toymaker's curse

C. J. Archer

Book

"Are curses real? After a toymaker magician gives a lecture at a collector's club soiree, an important spell is stolen and a man is found strangled. The investigation into his murder leads India and Matt to the colorful and dangerous world of the Romany...

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The quantum curators and the Fabergé egg  by Eva St. John

The quantum curators and the Fabergé egg

Eva St. John

Book

"When a priceless Fabergé egg comes to light everyone is after it. Neith Salah is a quantum curator. It's her mission to get the egg; she doesn't know what it looks like, or where it is, but she knows it's not on her earth. Julius Strathclyde lives on...

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The quantum curators and the enemy within  by Eva St. John

The quantum curators and the enemy within

Eva St. John

Book

"Julius Strathclyde has been dragged through to an alternative earth. Now, training as a quantum curator, every ancient book, every stolen gem and every lost Master lies at his fingertips. It's incredible. But he has some problems; he can't get home,...

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The sacred band  by David Anthony Durham

The sacred band

David Anthony Durham

Book

"A vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates--and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all. Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery...

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Buried memories  by Simon R. Green

Buried memories

Simon R. Green

Book

Returning to the small town where he crash-landed in 1963, Ishmael Jones is in search of answers. But his investigation is de-railed by a brutal murder. I think something very bad and very dangerous has come to your little town, Inspector... As long-...

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Half sick of shadows  by Laura Sebastian

Half sick of shadows

Laura Sebastian

Book

"Everyone knows the legend. Of Arthur, destined to be a king. Of the beautiful Guinevere, who will betray him with his most loyal knight, Lancelot. Of the bitter sorceress, Morgana, who will turn against them all. But Elaine alone carries the burden of...

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Strange beasts of China  by Ge Yan

Strange beasts of China

Ge Yan

Book

"In the fictional Chinese city of Yong'an, an amateur cryptozoologist is commissioned to uncover the stories of its fabled beasts. These creatures live alongside humans in near-inconspicuousness - save their greenish skin, serrated earlobes, and stra...

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A desert torn asunder  by Bradley P. Beaulieu

A desert torn asunder

Bradley P. Beaulieu

Book

"The plans of the desert gods are coming to fruition. Meryam, the deposed queen of Qaimir, hopes to raise the buried elder god, Ashael, an event that would bring ruin to the desert. Çeda and Emre sail for their ancestral home to bring the traitor, Hamid,...

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The second blind son  by Amy Harmon

The second blind son

Amy Harmon

Book

"An insidious curse is weakening the Norse kingdom of Saylok, where no daughters have been born in years. Washing up on these plagued shores is Ghisla, an orphaned stowaway nursed back to health by Hod, a blind cave dweller. Named for a mysterious god,...

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The justice in revenge  by Ryan Van Loan

The justice in revenge

Ryan Van Loan

Book

"The streets and canals of Servenza fill with tension as the war between the gods heats up and the city's ruler prepares for rebellion. As always, ordinary people are caught in the cross-hairs of the powerful. Former street rat Buc has claimed a seat...

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The God is not willing  by Steven Erikson

The God is not willing

Steven Erikson

Book

"Many years have passed since three Teblor warriors brought carnage and chaos to the small lakeside settlement of Silver Lake. While the town has recovered, the legacy of that past horror remains, even if the Teblor tribes of the north no longer venture...

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The sword falls  by A. J. (Tony J.) Smith

The sword falls

A. J. (Tony J.) Smith

Book

"Prince Oliver Dawn Claw, heir to the Kingdom of the Four Claws, is thrust into a world he doesn't understand as he waits for his father to die. Away from home, with few allies - and too many enemies - he faces a new and otherworldly threat from beneath...

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City of iron and dust  by J. P. Oakes

City of iron and dust

J. P. Oakes

Book

"The Iron City is a prison, a maze, an industrial blight. It is the result of a war that saw the goblins grind the fae beneath their collective boot heels. And tonight, it is also a city that churns with life. Tonight, a young fae is trying to make his...

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Cast in conflict  by Michelle Sagara

Cast in conflict

Michelle Sagara

Book

"A Dragon and ten Barrani wouldn't be anyone's ideal roommates if a person wants peace and tranquility at home. The residue of three Draco-Barrani wars can make things pretty awkward-on a good day. Kaylin Neya has run out of good days. In the upheava...

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Capture the crown  by Jennifer Estep

Capture the crown

Jennifer Estep

Book

"Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide...

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The empire's ruin  by Brian Staveley

The empire's ruin

Brian Staveley

Book

"The Annurian Empire is disintegrating. The advantages it used for millennia have fallen to ruin. The ranks of the Kettral have been decimated from within, and the kenta gates, granting instantaneous travel across the vast lands of the empire, can no...

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The poison throne  by Walker (Joint psuedonym) author. Dryden

The poison throne

Walker (Joint psuedonym) author. Dr...

Book

"Tumanbay: Once the most magnificent city on earth - now the dark heart of an empire which lies in ruins. Occupied by the fanatical forces of the mysterious cult of Maya, corpses hang from the gallows, and citizens are flogged for next to nothing. Ba...

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Cast in conflict by Michelle Sagara

Cast in conflict

Michelle Sagara

eBook

"A Dragon and ten Barrani wouldn't be anyone's ideal roommates if a person wants peace and tranquility at home. The residue of three Draco-Barrani wars can make things pretty awkward--on a good day. Kaylin Neya has run out of good days. In the uphea...

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Don't hex with Texas by Shanna Swendson

Don't hex with Texas

Shanna Swendson

eBook

You can't run away from destiny ...To escape magical mayhem, Katie Chandler abandons New York and heads home to Cobb, Texas. Since her hometown is the least magical place on earth, where else can she avoid trouble? But now she's noticing strange happ...

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Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson

Enchanted, Inc.

Shanna Swendson

eBook

It was an offer she couldn't believe ...Small town native Katie Chandler is ready to dump New York City, her horrid boss, and awful job to head back home to Texas. Before she can make this fateful decision, she receives a mysterious job offer from a ...

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Once upon stilettos by Shanna Swendson

Once upon stilettos

Shanna Swendson

eBook

Eat your heart out, Cinderella!Glass slippers can't compare to a pair of shiny red stilettos that render their wearer irresistible. But the sudden - and not always welcome - attention of every man around isn't Katie Chandler's biggest problem. There's...

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The warlord by Gena Showalter

The warlord

Gena Showalter

eBook

"For centuries, Taliyah Skyhawk has prepared to become Harpy General, leader of the deadliest female army in existence. One of the requirements? Remain a virgin. But, for a chance to save her people, she must wed the fearless leader of the Astra Plan...

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Among others by Jo Walton

Among others

Jo Walton

eBook

"It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.' Fifteen-year-old Morwenna lives in Wales with her twin sister and a mother who spins dark magic for ill. One day, Mori and her mother fight a powerful, ...

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The philosopher kings by Jo Walton

The philosopher kings

Jo Walton

eBook

"From acclaimed, award-winning author Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a tale of gods and humans, and the surprising things they have to learn from one another. Twenty years have elapsed since the events of The Just City. The City, founded by the time-t...

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Pool of radiance by James M. (James Michael) Ward

Pool of radiance

James M. (James Michael) Ward

eBook

"A possessed dragon commands the undead armies of Valhingen Graveyard and the beasts from the ruins of Phlan. In the midst of this chaos stand three heroes: Shal Bal, a spellcaster, seeks to avenge the death of her wizard master, while Ren—a ranger t...

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Gool by Maurice Gee

Gool

Maurice Gee

eBook

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Salt by Maurice Gee

Salt

Maurice Gee

eBook

Salt is an utterly compelling fantasy adventure that was awarded the NZ Post Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Tarl has been captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, and Hari has vowed to rescue him. It's a forbidding task: no one returns from Deep...

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The limping man by Maurice. author. Gee

The limping man

Maurice. author. Gee

eBook

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The wicked & the dead by Melissa Marr

The wicked & the dead

Melissa Marr

eBook

Enter a new faery world by the author of the internationally and New York Times bestselling, award-winning Wicked Lovely series... Half witch, half killer, wholly unpreparedly for a Faery Bargain... Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead...

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Mordew by Alex Pheby

Mordew

Alex Pheby

eBook

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Magic slays by Ilona Andrews

Magic slays

Ilona Andrews

eAudiobook

In this fifth entry in Ilona Andrews's New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels series, Kate finds herself in the midst of a deadly war between magic and technology.

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Star eater by Kerstin (Writer and editor) Hall

Star eater

Kerstin (Writer and editor) Hall

eBook

All martyrdoms are difficult. Elfreda Raughn will avoid pregnancy if it kills her, and one way or another, it will kill her. Though she's able to stomach her gruesome day-to-day duties, the reality of preserving the Sisterhood of Aytrium's magical bl...

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Blood rites by Jim Butcher

Blood rites

Jim Butcher

eAudiobook

New in hardcover from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files series. For Harry Dresden, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Still, there's something more troubling than usual about...

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The pearl king by Sarah Painter

The pearl king

Sarah Painter

eAudiobook

Tradition. Loyalty. Respect. Murder. Normal Family stuff... Don't miss the exciting fourth instalment in the bestselling urban fantasy mystery series, Crow Investigations. Lydia is pulled into the Crow Family business by her shady Uncle Charlie. He has...

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Dead beat by Jim Butcher

Dead beat

Jim Butcher

eAudiobook

"The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to date ... Butcher's blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there's never a dull moment."--SF Site Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden's business and Chicago is...

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The fox's curse by Sarah Painter

The fox's curse

Sarah Painter

eAudiobook

Don't miss the exciting third installment in the bestselling urban fantasy mystery series, The Crow Investigations. A cursed Fox. A vengeful Silver. A whole lot of trouble ... Lydia Crow has long suspected there is more beneath London than just trains...

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The silver mark by Sarah Painter

The silver mark

Sarah Painter

eAudiobook

The Silver Mark is the second installment in Crow Investigations, an exciting paranormal mystery series from bestselling author of magical fiction, Sarah Painter. London is Lydia Crow's city so when a man is found hanged under Blackfriars Bridge, she...

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Kiss and spell by Shanna Swendson

Kiss and spell

Shanna Swendson

eBook

With great power comes great danger ... When a freak accident leaves Katie Chandler with magical powers, it seems like a wish come true for the former magical immune. But it also means she's vulnerable to magic, just when the dangerous Elf Lord is cooking...

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Frogs and Kisses by Shanna Swendson

Frogs and Kisses

Shanna Swendson

eBook

The weather is getting cold, but the frog population in New York is on the rise, thanks to a magical mafia that has a unique method for getting their enemies out of the way. When wizard Owen Palmer at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., gets a cryptic...

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Seven deaths of an empire  by G. R. (Fantasy author) Matthews

Seven deaths of an empire

G. R. (Fantasy author) Matthews

Book

"The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire. General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city,...

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Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Threadneedle

Cari Thomas

eBook

"Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. Magic is the first sin. It must be bound. Ever since Anna can remember, her aunt has warned her of the dangers of magic. She has taught her to fear how it...

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Wild things by Jennifer Ashley

Wild things

Jennifer Ashley

eBook

Wolf Shifter Mason McNaughton is tired of the crazy feral living in his house, endangering him, his brothers, and his sweet auntie Cora. Ferals are Shifters who've reverted to the wild stage, forgetting all about the joys of pizza and satellite TV. Not...

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Tiger striped by Jennifer Ashley

Tiger striped

Jennifer Ashley

eBook

The call he must answer ? Tiger wakes in the night, knowing something is wrong. Carly, mate of his heart, is next to him, and he hears his son's breathing. They are safe. But someone, someone cries out with a despair Tiger can't ignore ... Carly won't...

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Shifter made by Jennifer Ashley

Shifter made

Jennifer Ashley

eBook

Alanna, sister to a Fae prince, is sent on a thankless mission--to return to medieval Ireland and coerce a Shifter to craft an incredible sword. Niall O'Connell, master sword maker of the old Kingdom of Ciarrai, hates Fae, resenting the time when Shifters...

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Hard mated by Jennifer Ashley

Hard mated

Jennifer Ashley

eBook

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Burning girls and other stories by Veronica Schanoes

Burning girls and other stories

Veronica Schanoes

eAudiobook

When we came to America, we brought anger and socialism and hunger. We also brought our demons. In Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward...

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The blacksmith queen by G. A. Aiken

The blacksmith queen

G. A. Aiken

eAudiobook

When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken. The Old King...

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Iron & velvet by Alexis Hall

Iron & velvet

Alexis Hall

eAudiobook

I like my women like I like my whiskey: more than is good for me. Name's Kane, Kate Kane. I'm a paranormal private investigator, which is like a normal private investigator except-and stop me if you're having trouble following this-more paranormal. T...

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Side jobs by Jim Butcher

Side jobs

Jim Butcher

eAudiobook

Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher -- a compendium of cases that Harry Dresden and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to...

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Age of myth by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of myth

Michael J. Sullivan

eAudiobook

Michael J. Sullivan's trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters...

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Urban enemies

Urban enemies

eAudiobook

Villains have all the fun-everyone knows that-and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side! The top villains from sixteen urban fantasy series get their own stories-including the baddies of New York Times bestselling authors Jim ...

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The princess knight by G. A. Aiken

The princess knight

G. A. Aiken

eAudiobook

In New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken's gripping new fantasy romance series, the Blacksmith Queen must confront armies and pretenders desperate to take her new-won crown. But with the Princess Knight at her side and a centaur warrior clan at...

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The shadow in the glass by JJA Harwood

The shadow in the glass

JJA Harwood

eAudiobook

A deliciously gothic story of wishes and curses - a dark fairy tale set against a Victorian backdrop full of lace and smoke. Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid. Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous...

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Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Sisters of the Neversea

Cynthia Leitich Smith

eBook

In this magical, modern twist on Peter Pan, stepsisters Lily and Wendy are spirited away to Neverland by a mysterious boy and must find a way back to the family they love.

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The righteous  by David Wragg

The righteous

David Wragg

Book

"Bound by oath and honour, Vedren Chel found himself drawn to the heart of a deadly rebellion. With him stood the mercenaries of the Black Hawk Company, who were there for the money. But their uprising was betrayed and crushed. Now, Chel and the sell...

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The witness for the dead  by Katherine Addison

The witness for the dead

Katherine Addison

Book

"When the young half-goblin emperor Maia sought to learn who had killed his father and half-brothers, he turned to an obscure resident of his Court, a Prelate of Ulis and a Witness for the Dead. Thara Celehar found the truth, though it did him no good...

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Star eater  by Kerstin (Writer and editor) Hall

Star eater

Kerstin (Writer and editor) Hall

Book

"All martyrdoms are difficult. Elfreda Raughn will avoid pregnancy if it kills her, and one way or another, it will kill her. Though she's able to stomach her gruesome day-to-day duties, the reality of preserving the Sisterhood of Aytrium's magical b...

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Flame riders  by Sean Grigsby

Flame riders

Sean Grigsby

Book

"In the final instalment of the Smoke Eaters series, the New United States Army has taken over and America has devolved into a full-on dragon apocalypse. Smoke eaters are banned and have gone into hiding to avoid being held prisoner by the soldiers. ...

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The hidden palace  by Helene Wecker

The hidden palace

Helene Wecker

Book

"Chava is a golem, able to hear the thoughts and longings of the people around her and compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a free-spirited creature of fire, imprisoned in the shape of a man. Pretending to be human, they are just two...

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Immortal defender by Lisa Hendrix

Immortal defender

Lisa Hendrix

eBook

Return to the realm of the Immortal Brotherhood with a new paranormal romantic adventure featuring a crew of Viking warriors condemned to live out eternity as were-creatures In her Defender's strong arms, she has no defense Part of a band of Viking w...

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Everyone knows your mother is a witch by Rivka Galchen

Everyone knows your mother is a witch

Rivka Galchen

eAudiobook

The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from Rivka Galchen, the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances.The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years' War has begun, and...

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For the wolf by Hannah Whitten

For the wolf

Hannah Whitten

eAudiobook

The first daughter is for the Throne. The second daughter is for the Wolf. For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark, sweeping debut fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to...

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The hidden palace by Helene Wecker

The hidden palace

Helene Wecker

eAudiobook

In this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I-- the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni--Helene Wecker revisits her beloved char...

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Bayou moon by Ilona Andrews

Bayou moon

Ilona Andrews

eAudiobook

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan's long-time rivals are suspect number one. But all is...

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Eastbound and town by Eric Ugland

Eastbound and town

Eric Ugland

eAudiobook

Freshly respawned. Far from home. All alone. Up until now, Montana's journey really only went one direction: up. But now he's back at square one, stuck on top of a mountain with only the most basic gear to help get him back to Coggeshall. It's going to...

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Seas the days by Eric Ugland

Seas the days

Eric Ugland

eAudiobook

Kidnapped and sent sailing by his own girlfriend. Clyde Hatchett hadn't planned on running away to become a pirate-that's just what happened. Now he's on a seaside mission far from Glaton, desperate to find the only mage capable of freeing Clyde from...

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Blood like magic by Liselle Sambury

Blood like magic

Liselle Sambury

eAudiobook

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family's magic. The problem is, she's never been in love--she'll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him. After...

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