Roc and a Hard Place (Xanth, No. 19)

By Piers Anthony

Seeking an answer to a complicated own challenge, the delectable Demoness Metria asks for support from the clever Magician Humfrey. yet earlier than he'll support her, she needs to practice a dangerous challenge: Rove the size and breadth of Xanth looking for an appropriate jury for the trial of Roxanne Roc-a particularly noble and virtuous chicken charged with a such a lot unbelievable offense.

Exciting, exhilarating, and brimming with hilarious excessive jinks, Roc and a troublesome position is Xanth at its such a lot enchanting.

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Owlsight: Book Two of Darian's Tale (The Owl Mage Trilogy)

By Mercedes Lackey

It's been 4 years due to the fact Darian observed his village sacked and burned by way of barbarians. Taking shelter with the Hawkbrothers, he quickly reveals his life's calling--as a therapeutic Adept. yet at the same time he learns the magical methods of this old race, Darian can't get away the risks threatening his destiny. one other tribe of barbarians is imminent. The time has come...to get up and struggle.

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Solstice Wood

By Patricia A. McKillip

No stranger to the geographical regions of delusion and magic, international delusion Award successful writer Patricia A. McKillip offers her first modern myth in years. Solstice wooden is a story of the tangled lives we mere mortals lead, after we flip our eyes from the wonder and secret that lie simply outdoor of the standard.

while her loved grandfather dies, book shop proprietor Sylvia Lynn is aware she needs to eventually go back to her early life domestic in upstate manhattan and face the grandmother who raised her and the woods which so beguiled- and frightened-her. yet it is not until eventually she meets the Fiber Guild-a staff of neighborhood girls who meet to knit, embroider, and sew-that Sylvia learns why her grandmother watches her so. A primitive strength exists within the woodland, a strength the Fiber Guild seeks to bind in its stitches and weavings. And Sylvia is not any stranger to the woods.

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Greatshadow: Book One of the Dragon Apocalypse

By James Maxey

The warrior lady often called Infidel is famous for her superhuman power and dermis tricky as chain mail. She’s made few acquaintances in the course of her profession as a sword-for-hire, and plenty of robust enemies. Following the demise of her closest better half, Infidel unearths herself weary of existence as a mercenary and units her eyes on one ultimate prize that would permit her to stay out the remainder of her days in luxurious, the worthwhile treasure trove of Greatshadow.

Greatshadow is the primal dragon of fireside. His malign intelligence spies upon mankind via each flickering candle, patiently ready to consume sufferers careless with even the smallest flame. The Church of the e-book has assembled a workforce of twelve battle-hardened adventurers to slay the dragon as soon as and for all. yet tensions run excessive among the leaders of the hunt who view the challenge as a holy responsibility and the super-powered mercenaries who upload strength to their ranks, who dream in simple terms of Greatshadow’s big wealth. If the soldiers fail to slay the beast, will they doom mankind to demise by means of hearth?

Greatshadow is the 1st ebook in a thrilling new event sequence, mixing superheroes and epic delusion right into a particular tackle either genres.

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Cast a Bright Shadow (Lionwolf Trilogy, Book 1)

By Tanith Lee

An epic fable event of untamed creatures, enchanted landscapes, and noble destinies,

In a land of endless wintry weather, the excessive Magus Thryfe travels with haste to town of Ruk Kar to warn Vuldir, King Accessorate, of a becoming strength of envy and darkness. one among Vuldir’s daughters, the seventeen-year-old Saphay, is to wed the Jafn chieftain Athluan, yet Thryfe foresees that the wedding will bring about the destruction of the entire Ruk kings, their lineage, and their humans. pushing aside the magician’s ominous phrases, Saphay units off towards the East and her betrothed—only to fulfill disaster.
 
Athluan, Saphay’s husband-to-be, hears rumors of a blond maiden in royal outfits entombed in a towering pyramid of ice. it really is Saphay, and he or she is alive. The royal marriage ceremony ensues and soon—perhaps too soon—Saphay turns into pregnant. As time is going on, the son she births will express indicators of a divine and heroic destiny.

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Lamplighter: Part Two (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2)

By D. M. Cornish

Carrying on with the soaking up, creative saga all started in Foundling, Lamplighter follows Rossamund Bookchild, now one of many Emperor's lamplighters, who's sworn to guard tourists from the ferocious bogles that dwell within the wild. Small and meek, he doesn't slot in. Then a haughty younger girl monster hunter is pressured upon the lamplighters for education. As Rossamund starts to make new pals within the harmful global of the Half-Continent, he additionally turns out to make extra enemies, discovering himself driven towards a future that he may by no means have imagined. . . .

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When Elves Die

By Richard Poche

“Every unmarried elf will disappear from the face of the earth.”

Princess Carella reads this prophecy within the ebook of Arcanscape and understands that the darkish Queen will cease at not anything to make it come real. Carella travels with a bunch of missionaries around the land to supply her reward of therapeutic and recruit different elven tribes to assist subscribe to the conflict opposed to the darkish Queen.

whilst Carella and her missionary team move lacking, an outdated barbarian named Kelroar is employed via the village cleric Ricmorn to discover them. however the darkish Queen has her personal barbarian within the type of Tholan the dreaded. more youthful and swifter, Tholan readies to take the mantle from Kelroar because the fiercest fighter within the land.

Marshaling her forces of Killtooths, a breed of vampire elves, the darkish Queen starts off her siege on Carella's village because the meet head on in a collision among darkness and the sunshine.

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The Islanders

By Christopher Priest

A gorgeous literary SF novel from the a number of award profitable Christopher Priest. A story of homicide, inventive contention and literary trickery; a chinese language puzzle of a singular the place not anything is kind of what it kind of feels; a narrator whose time table is crafty and refined; a story that draws you in and performs a chic video game with you. 

The Dream Archipelago is an enormous community of islands. The names of the islands are various looking on who you check with, their very destinations appear to twist and shift. a few islands were sculpted into immense musical tools, others are domestic to deadly creatures, others the playground for prime society. sizzling winds blow around the archipelago and a battle fought among far away continents is performed out throughout its waters. THE ISLANDERS serves either as an untrustworthy yet engaging consultant to the islands, an exciting, multi-layered story of a homicide and the suspect legacy of its attractive yet certainly untrustworthy narrator.

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