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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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Played Your Eyes by Jonathan Carroll

Played Your Eyes

Jonathan Carroll

A fantasy about a woman bequeathed an odd gift by a former lover who broke up with her, then died--his handwriting. Why did he do this and what does it mean?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software...

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Under a Veil of Gods by R. Anthony Giamusso

Under a Veil of Gods

R. Anthony Giamusso

When Montague La-Rose, a farmer, is chosen to protect the royal family from an alien threat, he must face an incomparable enemy with nothing more than herbs, spices, and his sword. But his skills in translating sacred text allows him the ability to d...

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Choice by Jean Booth


Jean Booth

Natasha didn't believe in fairy tales. Having given up on love, she only read them to instill a sense of hope. But, on a diving trip in the Bermuda Triangle, Natasha's life course alters when she meets shape-shifter Raif. Their attraction is instant ...

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Pixie by D. Jordan. Redhawk


D. Jordan. Redhawk

It's been a year since Darkstone opened the doors between Earth and the fairy dimension, ushering in magic and mythological creatures--a year fraught with miracles and disasters as mankind struggles to live with forces long deemed imaginary.Wild and ...

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Under a Veil of Gods by R. Anthony Giamusso

Under a Veil of Gods

R. Anthony Giamusso

When Montague La-Rose, a farmer, is chosen to protect the royal family from an alien threat, he must face an incomparable enemy with nothing more than herbs, spices, and his sword. But his skills in translating sacred text allows him the ability to d...

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Choice by Jean Booth


Jean Booth

Natasha didn't believe in fairy tales. Having given up on love, she only read them to instill a sense of hope. But, on a diving trip in the Bermuda Triangle, Natasha's life course alters when she meets shape-shifter Raif. Their attraction is instant ...

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Elements by Raymond Henri


Raymond Henri

One boy will journey against all odds to save his people...and his world. Sixteen-year-old Mink Jolle races to acquire the fabled Tear of God, an immense geode that can save his world and discover his true purpose and identity.

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The Hills Have Spies by Mercedes Lackey

The Hills Have Spies

Mercedes Lackey

"In this new series, set in the bestselling world of Valdemar, Heralds Mags and Amily must continue to protect the realm of Valdemar while raising their children and preparing them to follow in their footsteps.Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife...

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One knight enchanted by Claire Delacroix

One knight enchanted

Claire Delacroix

Cursed to take the form of the wolf by day, Rolfe de Viandin is skeptical that love can save him. All he wants is to return home from crusade by the Yule and even the pleasures of a magical palace cannot console him...until a beautiful and bold maiden...

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Then There Were Nun by Dakota Cassidy

Then There Were Nun

Dakota Cassidy

My name is Sister Trixie Lavender, and I'm an occasionally possessed excommunicated nun.Okay, that's a lot to swallow at once. But it's true I was booted from the convent after doing something unspeakable. Something I had no control over. Something that...

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Destined  by Aprilynne Pike


Aprilynne Pike

Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear. He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn't kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting to...

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The time fetch  by Amy Herrick

The time fetch

Amy Herrick

When the Time Fetch's foragers gobble up too much time, causing the fabric of the universe to unravel and blur the boundaries between worlds and dimensions, eighth-grade loner Edward and his classmates must band together to save the day.

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Sea witch  by Sarah Henning

Sea witch

Sarah Henning

The fairy tale you thought you knew... The story of the Sea Witch, the villainess from Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale The Little Mermaid, told from the viewpoint of the Sea Witch when she was a twelve-year-old girl... Evie has been wracked with...

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The toymakers  by Robert Dinsdale

The toymakers

Robert Dinsdale

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale, read by Ruby Bentall. Do you remember when you believed in magic?It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and...

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Forgotten truth  by Dawn Cook

Forgotten truth

Dawn Cook

Alissa is the only student living in the Hold, learning a millennium's worth of magic from the last surviving Master. Even shape-shifting to her dragon-like raku form is becoming second nature. But when a spell goes awry, Alissa is transported back f...

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The captive king  by Susan Copperfield

The captive king

Susan Copperfield

Susan Copperfield presents the second book in her Royal States series. Contains mature themes.

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These rebel waves  by Sara Raasch

These rebel waves

Sara Raasch

A thrilling new fantasy series--full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a dangerous quest in a new world--from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series. Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the ma...

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Before the storm  by Christie Golden

Before the storm

Christie Golden

An all-new, official prequel novel to The Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard Entertainment's next expansion to the critically acclaimed World of Warcraft videogame.Azeroth is dying.The Horde and the Alliance defeated the demonic Burning Legion, but a dire....

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Murder in the dark  by Simon R. Green

Murder in the dark

Simon R. Green

"Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hillside. Could it really be a doorway to another dimension, an opening into another...

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Temper by Nicky Drayden


Nicky Drayden

"Auben Mutze has more vices than he can deal with--six to be exact--each branded down his arm for all the world to see. They mark him as a lesser twin in society, as inferior, but there's no way he'll let that define him. Intelligent and outgoing, Au...

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These rebel waves by Sara Raasch

These rebel waves

Sara Raasch

When a diplomat disappears and war threatens to break out, it is up to a Lu, a soldier, Vex, a pirate, and Benat, a prince to help determine the fate of their countries.

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Avalanche  by Mercedes Lackey


Mercedes Lackey

"Ultima Thule has been destroyed—but somehow the Thulians mounted an even bigger force to destroy Metis. The Metisians that escaped the carnage and destruction of their secret city now must somehow find somewhere safe to go—without getting snapped up...

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Soul of fire by Laura Anne Gilman

Soul of fire

Laura Anne Gilman

Save the world - early and often Three months ago Jan learned that elves were real, our world wasn't safe and it was up to her to save her boyfriend - and the world - from being englamoured into slavery. Now Jan has a new deadline - ten weeks, ten days...

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Heart of Briar by Laura Anne Gilman

Heart of Briar

Laura Anne Gilman

"He has been taken. And you are his only chance." That wasn't something Jan expected to hear-especially from strangers who'd just rescued her from some mysterious and ferocious creatures. And she really hadn't expected her rescuers to be shape-shifters...

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The ancient future trilogy by Traci Harding

The ancient future trilogy

Traci Harding

Late one evening, an accident near a ring of stones throws Tory Alexander across the vortex of time and space to the Dark Ages. There she meets Prince Maelgwn of Gwynedd and his band of warriors, who initially brand her as a witch and are frightened by...

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2017

Nebula Awards Showcase 2017

The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). This year's editor, selected...

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The grey horse by R. A. MacAvoy

The grey horse

R. A. MacAvoy

Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. In the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent,...

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The queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

The queens of Innis Lear

Tessa Gratton

A KINGDOM AT RISK, A CROWN DIVIDED, A FAMILY DRENCHED IN BLOOD Tessa Gratton's debut epic adult fantasy, The Queens of Innis Lear, brings to life a world that hums with ancient magic, and characters as ruthless as the tides. The erratic decisions of ...

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The Succubus, the Demon and the Witch by T. A. Moorman

The Succubus, the Demon and the Witch

T. A. Moorman

As Jelissa comes of age, she is about to learn the hard way to what lengths one such being is willing to go.Jelissa has been a resident of the Abbey for as long as she has been alive. She has also never known what she is, besides being part witch. At...

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The darker lord by Jack Heckel

The darker lord

Jack Heckel

The second novel of Jack Heckel's Mysterium series, The Darker Lord follows beleaguered former Dark Lord Avery Stewart as he is forced to take up his cloak and his Imp once again and travel the doors between realms in order to keep the fabric of the ...

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The Brass God by K. M. McKinley

The Brass God

K. M. McKinley

War is coming to Ruthnia. As ancient, inhuman powers move against one another, Rel Kressind finds himself in the company of the fabled modalmen--giants who regard themselves as the true keepers of humanity's legacy. Far out in the blasted, magical wa...

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Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw


Yahtzee Croshaw

We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably. But no one expected the end to be quite so ... sticky ... or strawberry scented. Yahtzee Croshaw (Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns...

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King of assassins  by R. J. (Fiction author) Barker

King of assassins

R. J. (Fiction author) Barker

"Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-King's throne...

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Kill the farm boy  by Delilah S. Dawson

Kill the farm boy

Delilah S. Dawson

"Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born...and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom,...

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Constance Verity saves the world  by A. Lee Martinez

Constance Verity saves the world

A. Lee Martinez

"In her Last Adventure, Connie successfully became an ordinary person. People warned her it would be boring, and they were right. That's exactly why Connie loves it. But there's an Adventurer-shaped hole in the cosmos now, and a lot of interested parties...

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Serpentine  by Laurell K. Hamilton


Laurell K. Hamilton

"A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow U.S. Marshal and best friend Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with just wereleopards Micah...

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Privateer  by Margaret Weis


Margaret Weis

"The swashbuckling adventures of Captain Kate Fitzmaurice continues in this thrilling continuation of the epic tale of the Dragon Corsairs. Captain Kate soon escapes from prison and saves her crew with the help of Prince Tom. She and her crew are drawn...

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The descent of monsters by J. Y. Yang

The descent of monsters

J. Y. Yang

"JY Yang continues to redefine the limits of silkpunk fantasy with their Tensorate novellas, which the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." In this third volume, an investigation into atrocities committed at a classified research facility threaten...

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Strife's bane  by Evie Manieri

Strife's bane

Evie Manieri

"In the south, the Shadari rebels have thrown off their Norlander oppressors and are struggling to rebuild their desert kingdom - but King Daryan is about to discover a secret cabal has been working against everything he is trying to do. Lahlil Eotan...

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Phantom by Terry Goodkind


Terry Goodkind

Richard Rahl continues the search for his wife Kahlan Amnell after the Chainfire spell makes everyone else forget her. He becomes persuaded of the importance of fighting against the Imperial Order.

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Naked empire by Terry Goodkind

Naked empire

Terry Goodkind

A poisoned Richard Rahl faces a difficult choice when he is promised an antidote and the salvation of an endangered empire if he will surrender his beloved wife, Kahlan Amnell, to his enemy, in a new adventure in the Sword of Truth series.

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The bullet-catcher's daughter by Rod Duncan

The bullet-catcher's daughter

Rod Duncan

"Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life--as herself and as her brother, a private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists...

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Chainfire by Terry Goodkind


Terry Goodkind

Richard struggles to find his missing wife Kahlan in spite of the bizarre fact that no one else seems to believe she actually exists or that he is married to her.

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Confessor by Terry Goodkind


Terry Goodkind

With the world on the brink of total chaos and the people on the verge of savagery, Richard Rahl confronts his own guilt over the situation and struggles to deal with the loss of the one person he loves.

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Providence by Caroline Kepnes


Caroline Kepnes

Stephen King for the Stranger Things generation: dark, twisted, hilarious and unmissable. In 2008, 13-year-old Jon Bronson disappears on his morning walk to school. After even his parents give him up for dead, only his best friend, Chloe, remains certain...

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Mad Amos Malone by Alan Dean Foster

Mad Amos Malone

Alan Dean Foster

Eighteen twisted tales of the wildest West that's ever been imagined, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pip & Flinx series Strange things lurk up in the mountains and out in the plains and deserts of the West, but few are as unique...

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Rome and Jules by Tara Lain

Rome and Jules

Tara Lain

Can two star-crossed lovers, both gay werewolves, survive pack politics, arranged marriages, the clash of two great families, and intervention by the werewolf gods?

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Eirwen and the gossamer rainbow by Pearl Denham

Eirwen and the gossamer rainbow

Pearl Denham

This is an unearthly tale about an unusual girl called Eirwen. She is 50cm tall with green skin, blue hair and golden eyes. There are many questions to be answered: she was born on another planet, so why is she living on Earth and being protected by her...

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The plague-bearer by Brian Lumley

The plague-bearer

Brian Lumley

A Necroscope is a person with an ESP power that allows him to speak with the dead. Communication is two-way and peaceful. Harry Keough is the greatest Necroscope in the world. Harry Keough is in love with Bonnie Jean--a beautiful Scottish werewolf wh...

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Outcasts of order by L. E. Modesitt

Outcasts of order

L. E. Modesitt

L.E. Modesitt, Jr., continues his bestselling Saga of Recluce with his twentieth book in the long-running series. Beltur began his journey in The Mongrel Mage and continues with Outcasts of Order, the next book of his story arc in the Saga of Recluce...

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Fire in his fury by Ruby Dixon

Fire in his fury

Ruby Dixon

Ruby Dixon presents the fourth book in the Fireblood Dragon Romance series. Contains mature themes.

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The omen machine by Terry Goodkind

The omen machine

Terry Goodkind

A new Kahlan and Richard fantasy novel from bestselling author, Terry Goodkind. An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series ...

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Hell's unveiling  by Laura Solomon

Hell's unveiling

Laura Solomon

"Hell's Unveiling is the sequel to Marsha's Deal. Hell is raging and the devil and his minions are out to wage war on Planet Earth and on Marsha in particular. One of Marsha's foster children, Daniel, is framed for a crime he did not commit and is sent...

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The weird

The weird

An oversized anthology of dark and bizarre tales written throughout the past century includes entries by international best-sellers and award-winners, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Franz Kafka.

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Nights of Villjamur  by Mark Charan Newton

Nights of Villjamur

Mark Charan Newton

"When tragedy strikes--and the Emperor's elder daughter, Jamur Rika, is summoned to serve as queen, Inspector Rumex Jeryd focuses his immediate attention on the grisly murder of a councillor--and to an obscene conspiracy that threatens the lives of Rika,...

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Bright ruin  by Vic James

Bright ruin

Vic James

"Magically gifted aristocrats rule - and commoners are doomed to serve. But a rebellion threatens the old order. The dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage and Tarnished City concludes. In a world where the lower classes must endure ten years of...

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The girl in the green silk gown  by Seanan McGuire

The girl in the green silk gown

Seanan McGuire

"For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She's been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a...

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The cloven  by B. (Brian) Catling

The cloven

B. (Brian) Catling

"In the stunning conclusion to this endlessly imaginative saga, the young Afrikaner socialite Cyrena Lohr is mourning the death of her lover, the cyclops Ishmael, when she rekindles a relationship with famed naturalist Eug ne Marais. Before departing...

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The alchemy of stone by E. (Ekaterina) Sedia

The alchemy of stone

E. (Ekaterina) Sedia

Mattie, an intelligent automaton skilled in the use of alchemy, finds herself caught in the middle of a conflict between gargoyles, the Mechanics and the Alchemists. With the old order quickly giving way to the new, Mattie discovers powerful and dang...

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Somewhere beneath those waves by Sarah Monette

Somewhere beneath those waves

Sarah Monette

"Monette's diverse collection delves deeply into the mythic and reaches far beyond everyday reality. Readers cannot resist journeying with her into realms--dangerously dark or illuminatingly revelatory--they could never imagine without her as their guide....

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Spectyr  by Philippa Ballantine


Philippa Ballantine

"In a realm of mystics and magic, the Order of Deacons stands between the here and now and the Otherside. Its mission is to protect the citizens of the Empire from malevolent geists--no matter where or when... Though one of the most powerful Deacons,...

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Of echoes born by 'Nathan Burgoine

Of echoes born

'Nathan Burgoine

"Outside a hospital in Ottawa, a heartbeat returns long enough for a good-bye. Downtown, a man steps into shadows of the past to help those who have died find their way free from their memories. In Niagara, an icewine vintage is flavored with the truth...

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Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

Empire Ascendant

Kameron Hurley

Loyalties are tested when worlds collide Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The...

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Nuncanoche by Jay Kristoff


Jay Kristoff

Primera entrega de la trilogía Crónicas de la Nuncanoche . NO RETROCEDAS. NO TENGAS MIEDO. NO OLVIDES. Si te gustan Robin Hobb y George R.R. Martin, te encantará Nuncanoche. Starbust En una tierra en la que ninguno de sus tres soles llega jamás a ponerse,...

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The machine stops by E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster

The machine stops

E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster

The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth.

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Deep roots by Ruthanna Emrys

Deep roots

Ruthanna Emrys

After surviving Deep One internment camps and making peace with the government that destroyed her home, Aphra Marsh attempts to track down long-lost family members, only discover that many people have simply gone missing.

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Venom in the veins  by Jennifer Estep

Venom in the veins

Jennifer Estep

"Blood might be thicker than water, but venom is stronger than just about anything ... It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends - but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you're Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin...

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Portents   by Kelley Armstrong


Kelley Armstrong

"Cainsville, Illinois. A town founded by fae escaping the Old World. A town both part of the world and cut off from it. A town that a young woman will run to, fleeing her past, only to discover that her past extends further than she ever imagined, into...

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The war in the dark  by Nick Setchfield

The war in the dark

Nick Setchfield

"Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light. When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In...

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Hearthfire  by Emmie Mears


Emmie Mears

"Carin has never known hunger. Born into the Hearthland, a lush world of fertile fields and abundant resources, her biggest worry is whether she and her three friends will find their true names on their Journeying. But when one of them is murdered on...

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Hexen's Cross  by J. Kowallis

Hexen's Cross

J. Kowallis

"Dr. Taran Grim, a young professor of occult studies, knows the written history of witches better than anyone in her field. And she should. She’s one of them. After a mysterious stranger arrives at her office inquiring about the mythical staff of W...

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Mystic dragon  by Jason Denzel

Mystic dragon

Jason Denzel

"Seven years have passed since lowborn Pomella AnDone became an unlikely Mystic's apprentice. Though she has achieved much in a short time, as a rare celestial event approaches, Pomella feels the burden of being a Mystic more than ever. The Mystical realm...

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The war in the dark by Nick Setchfield

The war in the dark

Nick Setchfield

"Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light. When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In...

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Competence  by Gail Carriger


Gail Carriger

"Accidentally abandoned! All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail. When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire,...

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The memory of fire  by Callie Bates

The memory of fire

Callie Bates

"Thanks to the magic of Elanna Valtai and the Paladisan noble Jahan Korakides, the lands once controlled by the empire of Paladis have won their independence. But as Elanna exhausts her powers restoring the ravaged land, news that the emperor is readying...

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The mere wife  by Maria Dahvana Headley

The mere wife

Maria Dahvana Headley

'From the perspective of those who live in Herot Hall, the suburb is a paradise. Picket fences divide buildings - high and gabled - and the community is entirely self-sustaining. Each house has its own fireplace, each fireplace is fitted with a container...

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The masquerading magician by Gigi Pandian

The masquerading magician

Gigi Pandian

Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She'd much rather be gardening and exploring her new hometown of Portland, Oregon—but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn't...

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The age of unreason by J. Gregory Keyes

The age of unreason

J. Gregory Keyes

Greg Keyes reimagines the eighteenth-century as an era of apocalyptic sorcery in which a young printer's apprentice named Benjamin Franklin joins forces with a host of historical personages to prevent humankind's annihilation by demons and black magi...

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Newton's Cannon by Greg Keyes

Newton's Cannon

Greg Keyes

In an alternate history in which science and magic coexist, a young Benjamin Franklin joins forces with Sir Isaac Newton in a desperate attempt to stop France's demonic King Louis XIV from obliterating England In 1681, in an England somewhat like our...

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Releasing Chaos by Lexi Ander

Releasing Chaos

Lexi Ander

Everything Tristan, Ushna, and Brian have fought for comes down to the moment they face Inanna and Marduk. Before then, Ushna must embrace his destiny and be transformed by Tiamat. But he returns with a fractured mind and will need the help of the new...

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Necropolis by Christopher Nuttall


Christopher Nuttall

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Paying the Dragon's Price by Diana Rose Wilson

Paying the Dragon's Price

Diana Rose Wilson

Vanderbilt and Travis make a lovely couple. She's beautiful and he's rich. She's a brat and he's an asshole. The only Dom who can fulfill her every need, he gives her the pain, blood, and rough, torrid sex they both desire. They are perfect for each ...

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Pfitz  by Andrew Crumey


Andrew Crumey

"An eighteenth-century prince devotes his entire wealth and the energy of his subjects to the creation of Rreinnstadt, a fantastic city that exists only on paper and in the minds of its creators. Among Rreinnstadt's fictional inhabitants is Pfitz, a ...

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