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The King of Elfland's Daughter (Del Rey Impact)

By Lord Dunsany

The poetic kind and sweeping grandeur of The King of Elfland's Daughter has made it essentially the most liked myth novels of our time, a masterpiece that stimulated a few of the maximum modern fantasists. The heartbreaking tale of a wedding among a mortal guy and an elf princess is a masterful tapestry of the fairy story following the "happily ever after."

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Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga)

By Lois McMaster Bujold

FIRST publication that includes CORDELIA NAISMITH. trip again to the place it began, from a number of New York instances best promoting writer, Hugo Award winner, Lois McMaster Bujold.

When Cordelia Naismith and her survey workforce are attacked via a renegade workforce from Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by means of Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan send that has been taken over by way of an formidable and ruthless workforce member. Aral and Cordelia live on numerous mishaps whereas their mutual admiration or even improved emotions emerge.

About Shards of Honor:

“All in all, Shards is a helpful attempt, and price analyzing for any fan of SF romance.”—Analog

About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
“Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] fabulous personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.

“One of sf’s awesome abilities . . . a good series.”—Booklist

“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously pleasant combination of event, sociopolitical statement, clinical experiments, and coffee perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus

The Vorkosigan sequence in Story-based Chronological Order
Falling Free
Shards of Honor
The Warrior's Apprentice
The Vor Game
Ethan of Athos
Borders of Infinity
Brothers in Arms
Mirror Dance
A Civil Campaign
Diplomatic Immunity
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

Omnibus Editions
MILES, secret & MAYHEM
contains Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos

contains The Warrior's Apprentice + stories

contains Shards of Honor, Barayarr

contains Falling loose, Diplomatic Immunity

contains Komarr, A Civil Campaign

contains Brothers in fingers, reflect Dance

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King Rat

Something is stirring in London's darkish, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. whatever has murdered Saul Garamond's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime.

But a shadow from the city waste breaks into Saul's legal mobile and leads him to freedom. A shadow referred to as King Rat, who finds Saul's royal historical past, a historical past that opens a brand new global to Saul, the realm less than London's streets--a historical past that still drags Saul into King Rat's plan for revenge opposed to his historic enemy,. With drum 'n' bass pounding the backstreets, Saul needs to confront the forces that might use him, the forces that will wreck him, and the forces that form his personal strange identity.

China Mieville's King Rat was once nominated for either the foreign Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Awards for top first novel.

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Lost: A Novel

By Gregory Maguire

“A amazing, perceptive, and deeply relocating fable.”
Boston Sunday Globe

Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving jointly the literary threads of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling writer of The depraved Years canon creates a charming fairy story for the trendy global. With Lost, Maguire—who re-imagined a darker, extra risky oz., and encouraged the construction of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked—delivers a haunting story of shadows and phantoms and issues going bump within the evening, confirming his attractiveness as “one of up to date fiction’s such a lot guaranteed myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, Book 6)

By Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind writer of the significantly renowned Sword of fact novels, has cast might be his top novel but, pitting Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell opposed to threats to the liberty of the area that might take them to contrary ends of the realm to defeat the forces of chaos and anarchy.

Emperor Jagang is emerging once more within the outdated international and Richard needs to face him, on his personal turf. Richard heads into the outdated global with Cara, the Mord-Sith, whereas his loved Kahlan is still in the back of. Unwilling to heed an old prophecy, Kahlan increases a military and is going into conflict opposed to forces threatening armed rebel within the Midlands.

Separated and combating for his or her lives, Richard and Kahlan could be demonstrated to the utmost.

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Tome of the Undergates (The Aeons' Gate, Book 1)

By Sam Sykes

Adventurer. The time period has lengthy been synonymous with cutthroat, assassin, savage, zealot, and heathen. And Lenk, an errant younger guy with just a sword and a decidedly disagreeable voice in his head, counts all 5 between his most sensible and in simple terms affiliates. Loathed by way of society and spurned via all merciful gods, he and his band are recruited for under the vilest of jobs.

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A Pinch Of Magic (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Stepping Stone Books)

To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES purely. Baking-talent fairy Dulcie is helping Mia make treats for a neighbohood bake sale yet needs to go back to by no means Land prior to they're performed, and Mia is probably not in a position to end with no her support.

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The Beast of Calatrava: A Foreworld SideQuest (The Foreworld Saga)

By Mark Teppo

After a conflict left Ramiro Ibáñez de Tolosa’s face extraordinarily disfigured, the knight of the Order of Calatrava deserted his sword for a pastoral life. yet his beastly visual appeal horrifies all those that pass his path―with the exception of his adoring and pregnant spouse. Can he hold Louisa and their unborn baby secure from the conflict that's coming to Iberia?

As Ramiro prepares for his child’s delivery, Brother Lazare of the Cistercian order searches for a method to encourage males as he travels with the crusading Templars. He seeks swords of legend―named blades carried through heroes of old―believing such symbols have the capacity to rally males in a manner no king may ever accomplish. but if he learns of the tales advised of the mysterious monster that haunts the Iberian battlefields, he wonders what kind of strength this new legend may contain―the legend of a guy whose scarred face and chilly demeanor can't disguise his heroic soul.

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Geis of the Gargoyle (Xanth, No. 18)

By Piers Anthony

Since Xanth begun, the gargoyles of that magical position were below a mystical compulsion to guard the purity of the Swan Knee River which flows in to Xanth from dreary Mundania. yet lately the toxins from the skin international has grown ever larger, and younger Gary Gar, newest in an extended line of gargoyle guardians, is discovering it ever more challenging to meet his responsibilities.

So Gary does what any brilliant Xanth resident with a dire hassle might do. He is going to work out the nice Magician Humfrey, who sends him on a unusual quest--to remodel himself into human form, instruct a precocious baby with greater than her proportion of untamed magical skills, and discover a philter which could repair the river to its prior pristine state.

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The Legend of Lady Ilena

By Patricia Malone

Ilena, daughter of Moren and Grenna, has lived within the Vale of Enfert for all of her 15 years, however it isn't her precise domestic. Her mom and dad refused to discuss where they got here from or their lineage. After the deaths of either one of her mom and dad, her questions stay unanswered. Her father’s ultimate phrases to her give you the unmarried clue: “Go to Dun Alyn. locate Ryamen.”

Ilena units out by myself at the risky journey throughout Britain, definite basically that Dun Alyn
is a citadel someplace within the East. Her abilities as a warrior are demonstrated opposed to raiders from the West and Painted Ones from the some distance North, yet her so much bold problem awaits her at Dun Alyn. Will she be ready to settle for her precise identification and satisfy her future?

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