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1 2005 2019 Academ's Fury
Codex Alera #2
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Jim Butcher  Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4
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In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos…

For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal - to protect their land from aggressors.  But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within.  A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord.  Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable.  The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord’s circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...

"A fun romp of a book... The action is fast and furious." - SFRevu

"[A] cleverly constructed world." - Chronicle

"Solid world-building, intriguing characters, and vivid action." - Publishers Weekly
2 2017 Activated
The Ascension Myth #2
Michael Anderle  
Ell Leigh Clarke  
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3 2015 Aeronaut's Windlass
Cinder Spires #1
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Jim Butcher  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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"Butcher proves yet again that he is an amazing storyteller."
- #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING
AUTHOR PATRICIA BRIGGS


Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity.  Within their halls, the ruling aristocratic houses develop scientific marvels, foster trade alliances, and maintain fleets of airships to keep the peace.

Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator.  Loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels.  But when Predator is damaged in combat, Grimm joins a team of Albion agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring his ship.

And as Grimm undertakes this task, he learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a portent of things to come.  Humanity's ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more.  And death will follow in its wake....

"This is Jim Butcher at his best.... lt's steampunk
meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning."
- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING
AUTHOR DAVID WEBER
4 2017 2017 Aether of NightBrandon Sanderson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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5 2010 2011 Against All Things Ending
Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant #3
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Stephen R Donaldson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Fatal Revenant
"This complicated and emotional continuation of the Thomas Covenant saga is exactly what Donaldson's fans have been hoping for."
- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

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The Runes of the Earth
"An epic with page-turning intrigue."
- DETROIT FREE PRESS

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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
"Will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics."
- THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

"Covenant is Donaldson's genius."
- THE VILLAGE VOICE


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Attempts must be made, even when there is no hope.  And betimes some wonder is wrought to redeem us....

Thomas Covenant is alive again, restored to his mortal body by the unimaginable combines power of hos own white gold ring, Linden Avery's Staff of Law, and the ancient dagger called High Lord Loric's krill.  His resurrection is Linden's defiant act of love, despite warnings from mortals and immortals that unleashing this much power would destroy the world.  She brought his spirit back from its prison in the Arch of Time, and restored his slain body, so precious to her, his wild white hair like flame, his face now etched with lines of pain.  Thomas Covenant is returned to her.

But the truth is inescapable: the thunderclap of power from Linden's action has awakened the Worm of the World's End, and all of them, and the Land itself, are forfeit to its devouring.  If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources - including the mysterious bot Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.  And it will come from sacrifices, some freely offered by friends who have traveled far and trusted much, and some taken by force that can be recognized only later as compassion.

Dimly, but holding on to whatever hope leaves behind when hope itself has failed, Linden clings to one prophecy: You would not be driven by mistaken love to bring about the end of all things.

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STEPHEN R. DONALSON is the author of the six volumes of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a landmark in modern fantasy.  Every volume, beginning with Lord Foul's Bane in 1977, has been an international bestseller.  Donaldson returned to the series with The Runes of the Earth in 2004.  He lives in New Mexico.
6 2020 2020 Age of Death
Legends of the First Empire #5
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Michael J Sullivan  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Winter blankets the land, and more than just hope has died. Prevented from invading the Fhrey homeland by the tower of Avempartha, the western army seeks a way across the Nidwalden River before the fane obtains the secret of dragons. As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? Do gods truly exist? Is it possible to know the future? And what lies beyond the veil of death?

In the tradition of Virgil’s Aeneid, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the most epic of tales transcend the world of the living. It’s time to see what lies in Elan’s Age of Death.

From Michael J. Sullivan (New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post best-selling author), comes the second to the last installment in the epic fantasy series, Legends of the First Empire. The series chronicles a pivotal point in Elan’s history when humans rise against the Fhrey who they once saw as gods. Set 3,000 years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a stand-alone fantasy series which is independent of all other Elan stories. That said, if you do listen to the other books, you’ll see lies revealed and the truth about historical figures unmasked.
7 2020 2020 Age of Empyre
Legends of the First Empire #6
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Michael J Sullivan  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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A door opens. An army of dragons advance. And the fate of the living rests with the dead.

After obtaining the secret to creating dragons, the leader of the Fhrey has turned the tide of war once more - but gaining the advantage has come at a terrible price. While Imaly plots to overthrow the fane for transgressions against his people, a mystic and a keeper are the only hope for the Rhunes. Time is short, and the future of both races hangs in the balance. In this exciting conclusion to the Legends of the First Empire series, the Great War finally comes to a climactic end, and with it dawns a new era in the Age of Empyre.

From the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan comes the concluding installment of his six-book epic fantasy. This series chronicles a pivotal point in Elan's history when humans and those they once saw as gods warred until a new world order was born. Set 3,000 years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a stand-alone fantasy series that is independent of the Riyria novels. But for those who do listen to both series, Legends will unmask lies and reveal the truth about Elan's history and the men and women who shaped what the world became.
8 2019 2020 Age of Legend
Legends of the First Empire #4
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Michael J Sullivan  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted listeners with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind from extinction. Now comes the pivotal point. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Desperate to find a way to break the stalemate, the answer lies in the half-forgotten words of an ancient song.

Not all legends are of heroes, and not all myths are invented. And sometimes, when you’re desperate enough, you’ll believe in the inconceivable and even seek it out.
9 2016 2020 Age of Myth
Legends of the First Empire #1
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Michael J Sullivan  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun.
10 2017 2020 Age of Swords
Legends of the First Empire #2
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Michael J Sullivan  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The gods have been proven mortal, and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth - from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series.

In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched listeners on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without - and bitter rivalries from within.

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods?

The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid - a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan, where waits an ancient adversary as fearsome as it is deadly.
11 2018 2020 Age of War
Legends of the First Empire #3
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The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords.

The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer.

As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise...but at what terrible cost?
12 2007 Air Apparent
Magic of Xanth #31
Piers Anthony  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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13 1983 Alanna: The First Adventure
Song of the Lioness #1
Tamora Pierce  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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14 2016 Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent
Alcatraz Smedry #5
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15 2007 2016 Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
Alcatraz Smedry #1
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Brandon Sanderson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians is the first adventure in a fantasy series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. The fast-paced and funny series is now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry gets a bag of sand in the mail-his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learns that this is no ordinary bag of sand. It is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians who are taking over the world by spreading misinformation and suppressing truth. Alcatraz must stop them, using the only weapon he has: an incredible talent for breaking things.

"In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson's first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events." -VOYA
16 2009 2016 Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia
Alcatraz Smedry #3
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The Knights of Crystallia is the third action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

In this third Alcatraz adventure, Alcatraz Smedry has made it to the Free Kingdoms at last. Unfortunately, so have the evil Librarians--including his mother! Now Alcatraz has to find a traitor among the Knights of Crystallia, make up with his estranged father, and save one of the last bastions of the Free Kingdoms from the Evil Librarians.

"Beneath the wild humor, there are surprisingly subtle messages about responsibility and courage." - School Library Journal
17 2008 2016 Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones
Alcatraz Smedry #2
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The Scrivener's Bones is the second action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

In his second skirmish against the Evil Librarians who rule the world, Alcatraz and his ragtag crew of freedom fighters track Grandpa Smedry to the ancient and mysterious Library of Alexandria. Hushlanders—people who live in the Librarian-controlled lands of Canada, Europe, and the Americas—believe the Library was destroyed long ago. Free Kingdomers know the truth: the Library of Alexandria is still around, and it’s one of the most dangerous places on the planet. For it is the home of the scariest Librarians of them all: a secret sect of soul-stealing Scriveners. Can Alcatraz and his friends rescue Grandpa Smedry and make it out of there alive?

"In this original, hysterical homage to fantasy literature, Sanderson's first novel for youth recalls the best in Artemis Fowl and A Series of Unfortunate Events." —VOYA
18 2010 2016 Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens
Alcatraz Smedry #4
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Brandon Sanderson  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The Shattered Lens is the fourth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo.

Alcatraz Smedry is up against a whole army of Evil Librarians with only his friend Bastille, a few pairs of glasses, and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him. This time, even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the army of Evil Librarians and their giant librarian robots.

“An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. It's funny, exciting, and briskly paced.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR'S Morning Edition
19 1865 1984 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland #1
Lewis Carroll  Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4
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20 1991 2021 All the Weyrs of Pern
Pern #11
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Anne McCaffrey  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface.
But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

Now, for the first time, it looks as if that dream can come true. For when the people of Pern, led by Masterharper Robinton and F'lar and Lessa, Weyr-leader and Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr, excavate the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement, they uncover the colonists' voice-activated artificial intelligence system - which still functions. And the computer has incredible news for them: There is a chance - a good chance - that they can, at long last, annihilate Thread once and for all.
21 1927 2018 Allan and the Ice-gods
Allan Quatermain #14
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H Rider Haggard  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic drug and gets to see a previous incarnation of himself–a life he lived thousands of years ago, when he was Wi, a tribal leader during the last great ice age.
22 1887 2016 Allan Quatermain
Allan Quatermain #2
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Before there was Indiana Jones there was Allan Quartermain: the original explorer, treasure hunter, and adventurer. In this sequel to King Solomon’s Mines, Allan Quatermain and his companions once more set out for Africa, this time in search of a white race reputed to live north of Mount Kenya. They survive fierce encounters with Masai warriors, undergo a terrifying subterranean journey, and discover a lost civilization before being caught up in a passionate love-triangle that engulfs the country in a ferocious civil war. Haggard not only narrates his story with wonderfully dramatic and poetic touches, but also reveals many Victorian preoccupations with evolution and race, sexuality, and the New Woman.
23 1889 2016 Allan's Wife and Other Tales
Allan Quatermain #4
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It may be remembered that in the last pages of his diary, written just before his death, Allan Quatermain makes allusion to his long dead wife, stating that he has written of her fully elsewhere. When his death was known, his papers were handed to myself as his literary executor. Among them I found two manuscripts, of which the following is one. The other is simply a record of events wherein Mr. Quatermain was not personally concerned - a Zulu novel, the story of which was told to him by the hero many years after the tragedy had occurred. But with this we have nothing to do at present.
24 1981 Allies of Antares
Dray Prescot #26
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DRAY PRESCOT


Beneath the two suns of Antares, the planet Kregen was truly the wonder of the universe.  For there, at the inscrutable planning of unseen powers, had been gathered members of the great races of the galaxy, set down among Kregen's lands to become part of the wonderful semi-civilized cities and kingdoms of that world.

There, too, were natural humans and their strivings and ambitions colored and led the struggle to create a world of peace.  Dray Prescot, Earthman, had been brought there as an agent of the Star Lords, buy he had made himself into a rallying point of strength in Kregen's colorful history.

Now, when the worst war between the humanoid lands had finally concluded, Prescot again confronts the Star Lords, only to learn that the hard-won peace was just a transition to a great hemispheric invasion that was even then raiding over the horizon.

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25 2014 Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania
Mistborn #4.5
Brandon Sanderson  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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26 2011 2014 The Alloy of Law
Mistborn #4
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Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history--or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.
27 1995 2008 Alvin Journeyman
The Tales of Alvin Maker #4
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Come fall in love with a magical America that might have been...

Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century.


Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone.

But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin's life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

"At long last, Card returns to what promises to be his most notable creation, The Tales of Alvin Maker....  This supurb and welcome book conrinues to saga at the same high level as before." - Booklist
28 2001 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Discworld #28
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29 2010 The Ambassador's Mission
Traitor Spy Trilogy #1
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30 2000 The Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials #3
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31 2001 2015 American Gods
American Gods #1
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"GAIMAN IS A TREASURE HOUSE...  WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM."  Stephen King

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident.

Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.

He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...
32 2005 Anansi Boys
American Gods #2
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"A COMEDY OF ILL-MANNERED GODS AND BAD-HEARTED MORTALS....  LAUGH-OUT-LOAD FUNNY AND SCARY AS A SPIDER ON YOUR ARM." USA Today

Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother.

Now brother Spider's on his doorstep - about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting... and a lot more dangerous.

"[A] THRILLING, SPOOKY, AND WONDEROUS TALE...  REMARKABLE AND ENTERTAINING."  Denver Post
WHEN YOU TAKE THE FREE-FALL PLUNGE INTO A NEIL GAIMAN BOOK, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.  AND ANYTHING INVARIABLY DOES. Entertainment Weekly
33 2004 2021 Ancestors of Avalon
Avalon #5
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Tiriki is a Guardian of the Light, but she has grown up in the shadow of the curse of Atlantis. Graceful and gifted, she is the beloved wife and partner of Micail, a spiritual leader and prince. But when disaster divides them, she must find her own path in a new land, and the world she discovers could change her innermost desires forever. Will she find Micail? And if they are reunited, can they find love once again? Damisa has inherited royal blood and royal pride. In Atlantis she was only an acolyte, but in the new land she could become a queen. She is fierce and ambitious despite her tender years, but her heart remains torn. Will she choose the path of the priestess or the path of power?

Hints of this mysterious past have haunted all the novels of Avalon, but until now the full sweep of this rich history has not been revealed. Peopled with the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon and set in a world of wondrous enchantment, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon is another spectacular epic that is sure to please Bradley's many ardent fans and anyone who loves spellbinding stories of romance and myth.
34 1920 2017 The Ancient Allan
Allan Quatermain #10
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Sitting beside entrancing Lady Ragnall while the smoke of an ancient Egyptian herb grows thick around them, Allan Quatermain finds himself departing the world he know and entering into his strangest adventure. In a mystic transformation, he comes to his senses in an earlier incarnation . . . as Shabaka, hunter of lions – scion of the rulers of ancient Egypt, and lover of the Lady Amada, the Priestess of Isis
35 1990 1999 And Eternity
Incarnations of Immortality #7
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IN PURSUIT OF THE ULTIMATE GOOD

After an overwhelming succession of tragedies, life has finally, mercifully ended for Orlene, once-mortal daughter of Gaea.

Joined in Afterlife by Jolie - her protector and the sometime consort of Satan himself - together they seek out a third: Vita, a very contemporary mortal with troubles, attractions, and an unsettling moral code uniquely her own.

An extraordinary triumvirate, they embark on a great quest to reawaken the Incarnation of Good in a world where evil reigns - facing challenges that will test the very fiber of their beings with trials as numerous, as mysterious, and as devastating as the Incarnations themselves.

IN THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF INCARNATIONS OF IMMORTALITY, PIERS ANTHONY WEAVES A PLAYFUL, PROVOCATIVE, AND STUNNING TALE OF MORALITY, MAGIC, AND GRAND ADVENTURE.

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36 1974 2023 Arena of Antares
Dray Prescot #7
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GLADIATOR OF SCORPIO


Never a man to leave something half done, even when the powerful Star Lords commanded otherwise, the Earthman Dray Prescot knew his task on the mysterious continent of Havilfar was far from completed.

There were cruel conquerors to be overthrown, there was pursuit of the manhounds and their masters, and there was Delia, his princess.

Delia was coming - with an airfleet from Vallia - but before he could hope for help, there was to be the arena.  Could he survive the life of a gladiator against the killers and monsters of a spoiled queen while the Star Lords waited for his mission to be resumed?

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Previous novels
in the saga of Dray Prescot include:
1. TRANSIT TO SCORPIO
2. THE SUNS OF SCORPIO
3. WARRIOR OF SCORPIO
4. SWORDSHIPS OF SCORPIO
5. PRINCE OF SCORPIO
6. MANHOUNDS OF ANTARES


FROM DAW
THE STONE THAT NEVER CAME DOWN
by JOHN BRUNNER
DAW Book UY1150
Don't Miss It!
37 1976 2023 Armada of Antares
Dray Prescot #11
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KREGEN!


That marvelous world circling the double-star Antares in the Constellation Scorpio has been the scene of many an exciting event as its myriad human and non-human races struggle between each other for ascendancy.  But for Dray Prescot, Earthman and Prince of Vallia, all of the electrifying aspects of his adventurous life on Kregen were to climax when the armies of Havilfar made their move toward his adopted homeland before he had fully solved the secret of their mysterious air fleets.

ARMADA OF ANTARES is the culmination of all his experiences - a peril-pitched novel, complete in itself, of an alien world stirred up to a life-or-death frenzy!

"Burroughs fans should indeed find something in Akers to relate to." - Bill Williams, Mostly About Books.

- A DAW BOOKS ORIGINAL -


Previous novels in the "Havilfar" cycle of the
saga of Dray Prescot:
MANHOUNDS OF ANTARES (UY1124 - $1.25)
ARENA OF ANTARES (UY1145 - $1.25)
FLIERS OF ANTARES (UY1165 - $1.25)
BLADESMEN OF ANTARES (UY1188 - $1.25)
AVENGER OF ANTARES (UY1208 - $1.25)

And now back in print:
SWORDSHIPS OF SCORPIO (UY1231 - $1.25)
38 1983 2016 The Armageddon Rag
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Sex, drugs, rock... and murder

Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has travelled far from his radical roots in the '60s - until the bizarre and brutal murder of a millionaire rock promotor draws him back.

As Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself on a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the once legendary rock band Nazgul - but with an apocalyptic new beat that is a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death only Sandy may be able to change in time...

This early novel from George RR Martin, bestselling author of A Game Of Thrones, takes the reader deep into the murky underbelly of the '60s rock scene. Peopled by misfits, beatniks and drug fiends, it's no wonder that not everyone survived...

"The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the '60s I've ever read"
Stephen King
39 1873 2016 Around the World in Eighty Days
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Verne’s most outrageous “voyage extraordinaire” - a hasty world tour taken up on a gentlemen’s club wager! Mr. Phileas Fogg, master of precision, enters into the strangest wager ever made over the whist table - that he will circle the globe in 80 days. The news astounds Jean Passepartout, sometime wandering minstrel, bareback rider, funambulist, gymnast and fireman, now turned valet to Mr. Fogg in the expectancy of a quiet and well-regulated life. For the next 80 days, their lives are anything but quiet or well-regulated.Jules Verne preferred to call himself an author of “voyages extraordinaires.” An extraordinary voyage it is, from Fogg’s announcement to Passepartout that they are to “leave for Dover in ten minutes,” to his triumphant return to the Reform Club at the last second!
40 1988 2020 Arrow's Fall
Heralds of Valdemar #3
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VALDEMAR'S PERIL!

With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, come of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen’s Own Herald returns to court to find Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth’s future.

But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these intrigues, she is sent off on a mission to the neighboring kingdom, chosen by the Queento investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar. And, to her horror, Talia soon discovers there is far more going on at Prince Ancar’s court than just preparation for a hoped-for royal wedding. For a different magic than that of the Heralds is loose in Ancar’s realm - an evil and ancient sorcery that may destroy all of Valdemar unless Talia can send warning to her Queen in time!
41 1987 2020 Arrow's Flight
Heralds of Valdemar #2
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HERALD'S CHALLENGE!

Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Yet though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived. For now Talia must ride forth to patrol the kingdom of Valdemar, dispending Herald's justice throughout the land.

But in this realm beset by dangerous unrest, enforcing her rulings would require all the courage and skill Talia could command - for if she misused her own special powers, both she and Valdemar would pay the price!
42 1987 2020 Arrows of the Queen
Heralds of Valdemar #1
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A KINGDOM IMPERILED!

Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen’s own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense.

But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia and the Heralds for aid in protecting the realm and insuring the future of the Queen’s heir, a child already in danger of becoming bespelled by the Queen’s own foes.
43 2018 Ascension
The Ascension Myth #12
Michael Anderle  
Ell Leigh Clarke  
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44 1970 1981 Assassin of Gor
Gorean Series #5
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THE TRIAL
OF
VENGEANCE


Kuurus was one of the dread caste of assassins on the hidden world of Counter-Earth.  He was hired for twenty pieces of gold to avenge the death of a warrior.  Now he was on his way to the great city of Ar, where he was forbidden by ancient sentence of death ever to appear again.

He knew nothing of his intended victim, save that the man had taken part in the savage tarn races at the Arena of Ar.  And all he knew of the man he was to avenge was a name.

The name was that of Tarl Cabot, the great warrior and servant of the all-powerful Priest-Kings.  And that was strange.

Because the true name of Kuurus was Tarl Cabot!
45 1995 2015 Assassin's Apprentice
Farseer Trilogy #1
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Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill - and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.

As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Apprentice

"Fantasy as it ought to be written... Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons." - George R. R. Martin

"A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies... a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne." - Publishers Weekly

"This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don’t want it to be over." - Steven Brust

From the Paperback edition.
46 2017 Assassin's Fate
Fitz and the Fool Trilogy #3
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47 1997 2015 Assassin's Quest
Farseer Trilogy #3
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King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him - currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest

"Fantasy as it ought to be written... Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons." - George R. R. Martin

"An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!" - Melanie Rawn

From the Paperback edition.
48 1914 2017 At the Earth's Core
Pellucidar #1
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David Innes is a young man who has just inherited a large mining company. An eccentric inventor, Abner Perry, convinces Innes to underwrite a project to build an ‘iron mole’, claiming it will make them both wealthy. The mechanical beast works well, actually too well. On the maiden voyage, instead of digging for a few minutes and returning, they plunge straight through the earth’s crust into the ‘inner world’ of Pellucidar. This world resembles earth but is a horizon-less, primeval tropical landscape where the sun neither sets nor rises, and is populated by ‘Sagoth’ gorilla men, wild human slaves, and the ruling hypnotic reptilian ‘Mahars’. Upon arrival at this strange world, the men are immediately captured and enslaved. But soon Perry learns to read the language of the Mahars, and discovers a secret way to turn the tables! True to Burroughs form, this non-stop fantasy thriller weaves together savage islanders, pterodactyls, telepathy, and, of course, romance.
49 2009 At the Gates of Darkness
The Demonwar Saga #2
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50 1981 1981 At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of TerrorH P Lovecraft  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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