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Shadow Scale (Seraphina)

By Rachel Hartman

Seraphina took the literary international by way of hurricane with eight starred experiences and diverse “Best of” lists. eventually, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic conflict among people and dragons.

the dominion of Goredd: a global the place people and dragons proportion existence with an uneasy stability, and people few who're either human and dragon needs to disguise the reality. Seraphina is this sort of, half woman, half dragon, who's reluctantly drawn into the politics of her global. while conflict breaks out among the dragons and people, she needs to trip the lands to discover these like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to them all, and jointly they are going to be capable of struggle the dragons in robust, magical methods.

As Seraphina gathers this motley workforce, she is pursued by way of people who are looking to cease her. however the such a lot terrifying is one other part dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. previously, Seraphina has saved her brain secure from intruders, yet that still capability she’s held again her personal present. it's time to make a selection: hang to the security of her outdated existence, or embody a strong new future?

Praise for Seraphina:

A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award
Winner of the Cybil Award for teenager delusion and technological know-how Fiction
An Amazon best 20 teenager ebook of the Year
A Chicago Public Library most sensible ebook of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews top teenager e-book of the Year
A School Library Journal most sensible publication of the Year
A Library Journal top younger grownup Literature for Adults Selection
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
An ABA New Voices Pick
A Publishers Weekly Flying begin Author
An ALA-ALSC amazing Children’s Book
An ALA-YALSA best Ten most sensible Fiction for teens Book
Recipient of eight Starred Reviews

“Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and a few of the main fascinating dragons I’ve learn in delusion for a protracted whereas. a powerful debut novel; I can’t wait to determine what Rachel Hartman writes next.”
—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling writer of Eragon

“A novel that may entice either fanatics of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon sequence and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.
Entertainment Weekly

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The Emperor's Edge

By Lindsay Buroker

Imperial legislation enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is sweet at her activity: she will deter thieves and pacify thugs, if no longer with a blade, then by way of toppling an eight-foot pile of espresso canisters onto their heads. but if ravaged our bodies appear at the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a strong company coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad crushed. Worse, Sicarius, the empire's so much infamous murderer, is on the town. he is tied in with the chaos in some way, yet Amaranthe will be a idiot to go his course. regrettably, her superiors order her to seek him down. both they've got an extraordinary trust in her skills... or somebody desires her useless.

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Three Days to Never: A Novel

By Tim Powers

Three Days to Never via Tim Powers is a whip-smart medical mystery cum myth novel that posits: what occurred to Albert Enistein’s medical discoveries that haven’t been unveiled? the reply lies in a previous Charlie Chaplin motion picture, the Mossad, and an historic ecu faction that would visit any lengths to maintain previous sins secret.

A younger tween and her collage professor father needs to fast unveil the secret of a possible weapon extra lethal than an atomic bomb or our world—past, current, and destiny could be destroyed.

In this version that comes with extra insights from the writer, history fabric, feedback for extra examining. and extra, Tim Powers bargains readers a suspenseful, problematic plot with an fascinating narrative that incorporates not just classes in historical past and technology, yet on human nature, too.

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The Vampire Diaries: Bound By Blood (Kindle Worlds Novella)

By J.R. Rain

A streaking meteor passes over Mystic Falls. Such meteorological phenomenon frequently brings profound supernatural adjustments. simply ask the 2 campers open air of city who locate themselves a brief middle of the night snack by means of neighborhood undesirable boy vampire, Damon Salvatore. however the meteor additionally works its magic at the inner most eye, Max lengthy, who's employed to appear into the deaths of the luckless campers. To his astonishment, detective lengthy discovers that he has without notice been granted remarkable powers of conception. might he be the only the insatiable Damon has been ready to strive against and wreck for greater than 100 years? the personal eye bloodhound catches Damon’s iron-rich odor and is set to place away the marauding vampire for stable. until the canny, decided Damon can get to the surprisingly proficient detective first. And drink from the tremendous sleuth’s robust existence strength to achieve real, eternal immortality.

A riveting, fast paced dance of dying regarding supremely proficient foes, Bound by way of Blood is certain to thrill devoted lovers of the long-time secret and television sequence, The Vampire Diaries.

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The Rosemary Spell

By Virginia Zimmerman

Part secret, half literary puzzle, half life-and-death quest, and chillingly magical, this novel has lots of suspense for event fanatics and is a deal with for readers who love books, phrases, and clues. most sensible neighbors Rosie and Adam locate an outdated publication with clean pages that fill with handwriting ahead of their eyes. anything approximately this magical ebook has the facility to make humans vanish, even from reminiscence. the facility lies in a poem—a spell. while Adam's older sister, Shelby, disappears, they fight to maintain their stories of her as they race opposed to time to carry her again from the void, risking their very own lives within the process.

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Jesus Triumphant (Chronicles of the Nephilim) (Volume 8)

By Brian Godawa

A Theological Novel of Christ's Victory Over the Powers

The tale of Christ like you have got by no means heard it before. instructed in the course of the eyes of the 2 thieves at the move and the non secular war hidden from mortal males. It begins with the temptation within the desolate tract via devil and ends with Christ's descent into Hades, his resurrection and his ascension.

In among, we see Jesus' ministry within the context of the Biblical motif of Christ taking again the inheritance of the countries from the rebellious Sons of God. The demons that rose up in that day weren't random yet have been the spirits of the lifeless Nephilim, and a part of a entire conflict process among Christ and the Powers. in terms of religious war, Jesus was once no pacifist.
Jesus Triumphant explains why most folks misunderstood the deliverer to be a sophisticated warrior king rather than the soreness Servant he used to be. He used to be a warrior, however it used to be a warfare they can now not see with mortal eyes. In Jesus Triumphant, we now see it.
Part of the Biblical fable sequence Chronicles of the Nephilim

Jesus Triumphant is the 8th booklet of the Biblical delusion sequence Chronicles of the Nephilim, an epic tale that starts with Enoch and Noah and tells the Biblical storyline of the Genesis 6 Nephilim giants, hybrid offspring of the angelic Watchers mating with human women.

Jesus Triumphant will...
  • Show the non secular conflict hidden from mortal eyes that attended Christ's victory over the principalities and powers. The gods of the international locations struggle again with demons and face their final battle.
  • Tell the tale of Christ's descent into Hades to loose the captives and proclaim triumph to the sure angels from Noah's Day (1 Peter 3:18-20).
  • Use the fable style to specific theological fact. similar to Lewis and Tolkien did.
  • Maintain admire for the Biblical textual content, whereas filling in gaps with Biblical imagination.

Learn in regards to the old and Biblical learn at the back of the Novel

writer Godawa stocks the scholarly study that undergirds the fictitious experience. Jesus Triumphant has an appendix that explores the Biblical theology of Christ's descent into Hades, in addition to the genuine nature of demons and their function within the Gospels, the binding of spirits, the Gates of Hades and the way it connects with Mount Hermon. you are going to by no means learn the Gospels an identical again.

A observe at the AGE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE NOVELS

a few Christians have requested what "rating" the novels have when it comes to the portrayal of intercourse and violence. i'd say the sequence is rated PG-13. The Chronicles do care for evil behaviors that may be applicable for mature kids and above. The violence within the Chronicles is just like the publication of Judges. The sexuality is like music of Solomon, alluded to poetically, yet evidently. the outline of sexual evil is like Ezekiel sixteen, occasionally stunning, yet by no means glorified. there's an occasional profane notice or vulgarity like in Ezekiel 23, revealing non secular wickedness.

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Rage of Lions (Wereworld)

By Curtis Jobling

The epic Wereworld saga keeps within the moment installment of this exciting series!

Picking up the place Rise of the Wolf leaves off, the dominion is in disarray and Drew Ferran is grudgingly being groomed for the throne. whilst a revenge plot by way of Prince Lucas is printed, Drew seizes the chance to escape his duties in pursuit of the renegade prince. yet Drew and his allies are in hassle, as they come upon rogue militias of lawless Werelords and a kingdom of invading Catlords decided to wrest energy from Drew's paws. With the chances stacked opposed to him, Drew needs to withstand his kingship and embody the Wolf or all of Lyssia may be lost.

"Game of Thrones for the tween set." —School Library Journal

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Road of the Patriarch (Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 3)

By R.A. Salvatore

Discover the brain of an murderer in R.A. Salvatore's fascinating end to The Sellswords Trilogy!

The drow mercenary Jarlaxle and his spouse, the human murderer Artemis Entreri, have began to make a house for themselves within the rugged Bloodstone Lands. yet no longer everyone seems to be able to belief a guy who is spent his lifestyles killing for coin, less a member of a race of subterranean elves recognized for his or her fanatical devotion to a demon goddess. in the event that they intend to make it out of the Bloodstone Lands alive, they're going to need to learn how to belief their enemies, and be suspicious in their pals.

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King's Man and Thief

By Christie Golden

While an evil strength within the kind of a rat spreads insanity all through a mystical village by means of the ocean, the nobleman and legal Fox, owning therapeutic powers in his palms, arises to problem the forces the darkness.

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Deadhouse Gates: A Tale of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

By Steven Erikson

In the giant dominion of 7 towns, within the Holy barren region Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her fans organize for the long-prophesied rebellion often called the Whirlwind. exceptional in dimension and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in a single of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever identified, shaping destinies and giving start to legends . . .
Set in a brilliantly learned global ravaged through darkish, uncontrollable magic, this exciting novel of battle, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking ability, mind's eye and originality--the writer who has written the 1st nice fable epic of the hot millennium.

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