By S. M. Stirling
Eons in the past, the strong Homo Nocturnis governed the earth. whereas their numbers were vastly decreased, they nonetheless exist-though now not as purebreds. Adrian Breze is one such being. prosperous and reclusive, he's extra Shadowspawn than human. yet he rebelled opposed to his style, determining to dwell as a typical guy. Now, to save lots of humanity, he needs to conflict the darkish forces of the world-including these in his personal blood...
By Michael Moorcock
The universe is demise; on the finish of Time the final remnants of Humanity dwell amoral lives of decadence, continuously looking new diversions and sensations. So while Mrs Amelia Underwood is mysteriously transported to the tip of Time Jharek Carnelian makes a decision to fall in love along with her, but if Amelia returns to her personal interval of historical past, Jherek follows her and reveals himself plunged into the unusual international of Victorian London.
By Kameron Hurley
Loyalties are established whilst worlds collide…
Every thousand years, the darkish big name Oma seems within the sky, bringing with it a tide of dying and destruction. and people who live to tell the tale needs to cope with associates and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The country of Saiduan already lies in spoil, decimated through invaders from one other global who proportion the faces of these they search to destroy.
Now the country of Dhai is below siege by means of an analogous strength. Their purely desire for survival lies within the arms of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a robust – yet unpredictable –magic. As the overseas Empire spreads the world over like a affliction, certainly one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword back to unseat them, and enslaved students commence a treacherous trip domestic with a long-lost mystery that they wish is the most important to the Empire’s undoing.
But while the enemy stocks your personal face, who will be trusted?
In this devastating sequel to The reflect Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us again to a land of blood mages and sentient vegetation, darkish magic, and war on a scale that spans worlds.
File Under: Fantasy [ Empire on hearth | Duplicates at struggle | The Royal alternate | All Will Fall ]
By Maria V. Snyder
Award-winning writer Maria V. Snyder brings readers right into a international of molten magic, the place storms could be captured inside a tumbler orb and a magician's powers can stay hidden…until challenged via enemy forces.
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowan is aware trial by way of hearth. an individual has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their strongest magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's detailed skills to avoid it from occurring back. but if the venture is going awry, Opal needs to faucet right into a new type of magic. but the extra she delves into the intrigue in the back of the glass and magic, the extra distorted issues look. With lives putting within the balance—including her own—Opal needs to keep an eye on her powers…powers which can bring about catastrophe past something she's ever known.
By Erin Claiborne
16 year-old Ewan Mao is familiar with something for definite: in response to prophecy, it truly is his future to kill the evil tyrant whose darkish reign has terrorized Britain for so long as he can take into accout. even though he is only a common boy, deep down Ewan is convinced that he has precisely what it takes to be a hero. but if Ewan's gigantic second comes and his ally, the shrewdpermanent and proficient Oliver Abrams, defeats the villain for him, Ewan's shiny destiny crumbles earlier than his eyes.
5 years later, whereas Ewan resides at domestic and dealing a minimal salary activity, Oliver has a role as an strange within the government's severe Magical Crimes organization, the lifestyles he and Ewan continually dreamed of. A regimen research leads him and his accomplice, Sophie Stuart, to discover a deadly and robust cult... one who turns out to have drawn his former ally right into a plot to finish the world.
A deftly plotted, hysterically humorous trip via magical London and past, A Hero on the finish of the realm expertly walks the wonderful line among satire and sincerity. Its delicate depiction of a damaged friendship and wry takedown of unfairly nice expectancies will attract all readers of recent fantasy.
Praise for A Hero on the finish of the World
"Absurdly humorous and insightful, the rigors and tribulations of Ewan Mao - a man whose future simply hasn't labored out so good for him - will preserve you absolutely engaged until eventually the final page." - Amber Benson, actress and writer of The Witches of Echo Park
"If you love your paranormal to be metareferential, and take your magical city epics with a dollop of amiable self-satire - let alone immense chickens, disco balls of doom, and a Ravager named "Ralph" - then the daffy, earnest and fascinating A Hero on the finish of the area is the booklet for you!" - Javier Grillo-Marxuach, writer/producer of Lost, author of The Middleman
"With a mixture of sharp, witty discussion and a close, engrossing myth global, Hero on the finish of the realm reads like a Harry Potter novel written by way of Douglas Adams. a perfectly innovative, hilarious debut novel for geeks of all ages." - Eric Smith, writer of Inked and The Geek's consultant to Dating
By J.D. Horn
Savannah is taken into account a Southern treasure, a urban of attractiveness with a wealthy, colourful earlier. a few could even name it magical…
To the uninitiated, Savannah exhibits merely her vivid face and genteel demeanour. those that understand her good, although, can see past her colonial trappings and small-city attraction to an international the place witchcraft is revered, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too conversant in the supernatural aspect of Savannah, being a member of the main robust kinfolk of witches within the South.
Despite being powerless herself, of course.
Having grown up with no magic of her personal, within the shadow of her proficient and charismatic dual sister, Mercy has regularly concept herself content material. but if a chain of mishaps—culminating within the demise of the Taylor matriarch—leaves a vacuum within the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she reveals herself thrust right into a secret which may shake her relatives apart…and unharness a darkness the road of Taylor witches has been conserving at bay for generations.
In The Line, the 1st e-book of the Witching Savannah sequence, J.D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal right into a pleasing Southern Gothic delusion with a latest flare.
The prophecies are coming real and the traditional race of the Kantri-or real dragons-have come again to the area of fellows. It was once during the activities of younger Lanen Kaelar that the Kantri have been reminded of the bigger international. It used to be bravery (and a mad trust within the outdated stories) that triggered the younger girl to begin a deadly trip to discover the nice dragons of legend. In doing so, she came across not just the truth of the parable yet her personal real love. He was once the nice Dragon King, an immensely strong creature out of time who finally selected lifestyles over dying, a puny mortal shape instead of the ability of a kingship to be with this so much outstanding lady. As he's Dragon in Man's shape, the being often called Varien has risked a lot to stick through Lanen's aspect.
Their haven destroyed, the Kantri have selected rather than looking a brand new domestic to come back to the land in their maximum defeat and to the terror of the folk who rejected their reduction see you later in the past. they create historical strength and information and the Kantri have come to work out what the "littlings" have made from their global.
And a lot of what they locate distresses them. For people have squandered a lot in their background, the small dragons that have been left in the back of are little greater than cattle...and there are those that do have in mind the traditional ways...and have allied themselves with the race of demons who lengthy to ruin all of the international. The Kantri are disturbed and glance to Varien and Lanen aid them redeem what has been misplaced goodbye in the past and make the realm correct again.
But Lanen is captured via the human demon-master Berys, who seeks to deprave the traditional prophecy. he'll try and use Lanen's new-found powers to achieve regulate of the very cloth of the universe and in doing so, safe the demon forces of the otherworld and rule forever.
It is as much as her real love Varien and the most not likely alliances ever obvious to rescue Lanen. And if Varien fails, not just will Lanen's existence and the fates of his cherished Kantri hold within the stability. For the level is now set for a war of words among the forces of sunshine and darkness...and if the great fail, not just will the Kantri fail however the human international should be doomed as well...
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By Mercedes Lackey
Within the Mage Winds trilogy, which started with the best-selling novel, Winds of destiny, writer Mercedes Lackey keeps the epic that all started along with her first released e-book, Arrows of the Queen brought readers to the striking land of Valdemar, the dominion secure through its Heralds—men and ladies talented with notable brain powers—aided and served by means of their mysterious Companions—horselike beings who be aware of the numerous secrets and techniques of Valdemar's magical history. None however the partners take into account the long-ago age whilst excessive magic was once misplaced to Valdemar because the final Herald-Mage gave his existence to guard his country from destruction by way of darkish sorceries.
yet now the protecting barrier set goodbye in the past over Valdemar is crumbling, and with the world imperiled by way of the darkish magic of Ancar of Hardorn, Princess Elspeth, usher in and inheritor to the throne, has long gone on a determined quest looking for a mentor who can educate her to wield her fledgling mage-powers and support her to guard her threatened state.
By Kevin Hearne
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • Don’t pass over Kevin Hearne’s novella Grimoire of the Lamb at the back of the book!
For approximately thousand years, just one Druid has walked the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have saved him alive as he’s been pursued by way of a pantheon of antagonistic deities. Now he’s acquired company.
Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is ultimately an entire Druid herself. What’s extra, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid in the past frozen in time, a father determine (of kinds) who now is going via the fashionable identical of his previous Irish identify: Owen Kennedy.
And Owen has a few catching as much as do.
Atticus takes excitement within the function reversal, because the pupil is now the instructor. among busting Atticus’s chops and attempting to fathom a mobile phone, Owen also needs to examine English. For Atticus, the jury’s nonetheless out on no matter if the wily outdated coot can be an asset within the epic conflict with Norse god Loki—or purely a ache within the arse.
yet Atticus isn’t the single one with daddy matters. Granuaile faces an excellent problem: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that's owning her father in India. despite assistance from the witch Laksha, Granuaile should be dealing with a crushing defeat.
As the trio of Druids offers with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm.
Praise for Shattered
“Funny, razor-sharp . . . lots of motion, humor, and mythology hold this booklet enjoyable and interesting.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Uproariously enjoyable in a fashion that Hearne is uniquely capable of in attaining . . . [Shattered] has the sensation of a brand new starting for its hero and for the series.”—RT booklet Reviews
“This sequence simply will get larger and higher, and Shattered exhibits no indicators of it slowing down.”—Vampire publication Club
“Well and actually awesome.”—Fangs for the Fantasy
“So a lot enjoyable to read!”—Hidden in Pages
“[With] smart writing and engrossing story-telling, it’s most unlikely to not get thoroughly absorbed into the realm Kevin [Hearne] has created.”—Yummy males and Kick Ass Chicks
Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles
“Clever, fast moving and a very good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing
“[Kevin] Hearne is a good storyteller with a good snarky wit. . . . Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”—SFFWorld
“Celtic mythology and an old Druid with smooth perspective combine it up within the Arizona wasteland during this witty new myth series.”—Kelly Meding, writer of Tempest
“[Atticus is] a robust smooth hero with a protracted background and the wit to outlive within the twenty-first century. . . . a handy guide a rough narrative voice.”—Library Journal, on Hounded
“Outrageously fun.”—The undeniable Dealer, on Hounded
“Superb . . . lots of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded
By Evan Currie
The Hayden warfare has ended, and now SOLCOM and the Alliance are nose to nose in talks, yet neither aspect has the slightest suggestion what occurred within the final conflict of the battle. Amid political jockeying and diplomatic gamesmanship, Captain Sorilla Aida has been given an project: discover a weak spot to take advantage of, purchase SOLCOM time to benefit simply what the hell occurred to Valkyrie, and confirm that the Alliance isn't really ready to probability one other clash within the open.
Sorilla has difficulties of her personal, even though, and after wasting rather a lot within the warfare she is not as convinced of her lifestyles offerings as she was. regrettably for her, the Alliance, SOLCOM, and others do not intend to permit her have time to determine it out for herself. The Hayden struggle is over; the chilly warfare is simply starting. By different Means is the 5th publication within the On Silver Wings sequence.