The King's Blood (The Dagger and the Coin, Book 2) by Daniel Abraham

By Daniel Abraham

Warfare AND insanity solid SHADOWS


Geder Palliako's big name is emerging. he's a hero of Antea, protector to the crown prince, and darling of the court docket. yet storms from his prior are accumulating, and with them, a struggle that may switch everything.

Cithrin bel Sarcour based a strong financial institution on stolen wealth, cast papers, and prepared blades. Now each movement she makes is saw, recorded, and regulated. until Cithrin can unfastened herself from her gilded cage, the existence she made may be for naught; battle could provide simply the chance she wishes.

About the Author

Daniel James Abraham is a prolific American technological know-how fiction / delusion writer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His brief tales have seemed in several guides and anthologies. His collaboration with Ty Franck less than the identify James S. A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes, is nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for top Novel[5] and the 2012 Locus Award for top technological know-how Fiction Novel.[6] His novelette Flat Diane used to be nominated for the Nebula Award. His novelette The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairytale of Economics was once nominated for the Hugo Award and the area delusion Award.[7]

Abraham is a graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop 1998, and infrequently collaborates with George R. R. Martin, one other New Mexico resident.

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Pyramids (Discworld, Book 7) by Terry Pratchett

By Terry Pratchett

It's undesirable adequate being new at the activity, yet Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is meant to do. in any case, he's been informed at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' college, around the sea from the dominion of the Sun.First, there's the enormous job of establishing an appropriate resting position for Dad -- a pyramid to finish all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative tasks, resembling facing mad monks, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to best all of it off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- let alone aheadstrong handmaiden -- on the center of his realm.

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, by George R. R. Martin

By George R. R. Martin

Happening approximately a century ahead of the occasions of A video game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the 1st 3 reliable prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A tune of Ice and fireplace.

These never-before-collected adventures recount an age while the Targaryen line nonetheless holds the Iron Throne, and the reminiscence of the final dragon has no longer but handed from dwelling awareness.

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The Lake and the Library by S. M. Beiko

By S. M. Beiko

Wishing for whatever greater than her adventureless existence, 16-year-old Ash eagerly awaits the flow she and her mom are taking from their uninteresting, drab lifestyles within the prairie city of Treade.

But as Ash counts the times, she reveals her method right into a mysterious, condemned development at the outskirts of town—one that has haunted her complete adolescence with secrets and techniques and questions. What she reveals inside of is an untouched library, inhabited through a fascinating mute named Li. Brightened via Li’s appeal and his indulgence in her goals, Ash turns into locked in a global of dusty books and loss of life stories, with Li changing into the attachment to Treade she by no means sought after. This haunting and romantic debut novel explores the blurry boundary among the genuine and imagined with a story that illustrates the ability and efficiency of literacy.

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Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

By Lois McMaster Bujold

Bothered younger Fawn Bluefield seeks a existence past her family’s farm. yet en path to town, she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, nomadic soldier–sorcerers from the northern woodlands. Feared necromancers armed with mysterious knives made up of human bone, they salary a mystery, ongoing conflict opposed to the scourge of the "malices," immortal entities that draw the existence out in their sufferers, enslaving human and animal alike.

It is Dag—a Lakewalker patroller weighed down through prior sorrows and hard current responsibilities—who needs to come to Fawn’s reduction whilst she is taken captive by way of a malice. They be triumphant at a devastating cost—unexpectedly binding their fates as they embark upon a notable trip into hazard and pleasure, prejudice and partnership . . . and even perhaps love.

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Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny by J. Robert King

By J. Robert King

Future known as - They responded
In the darkish recesses of Tyria, elder dragons have awoken from millennial slumbers. First got here Primordus, which stirred within the Depths forcing the asura to escape to the outside. part a century later, Jormag woke up and drove the norn from the frozen climes of the Northern Shiverpeaks, corrupting sons and brothers alongside the best way. A new release later, Zhaitan arose in a cataclysmic occasion that reshaped a continent and flooded the capital of the human kingdom of Kryta.
The races of Tyria stand at the fringe of future. Heroes have battled opposed to dragon minions, simply to be corrupted into provider of the enemy. Armies have marched at the dragons and been swep apart. The dwarves sacrificed their complete race to defeat a unmarried dragon champion. The age of mortals might quickly be over.  
This is a time for heroes. whereas the races of Tyria stand aside, six heroic members will come jointly to struggle for his or her humans: Eir, the norn huntress with the soul of an artist; Snaff, the asuran ge­nius, and his bold assistant Zojja; Rytlock, the ferocious charr warrior in exile; Caithe, a dangerous sylvari with deep secrets and techniques; and Logan, the valiant human mother or father facing divided loyalties. jointly they turn into Destiny’s side. jointly they resolution the decision. yet will or not it's sufficient?

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Black Night (Black Wings, Book 2) by Christina Henry

By Christina Henry

Madeline Black is an Agent of dying, that means she escorts the souls of people that have died to the afterlife. in fact, no longer everyone seems to be chuffed to work out her...

If obstinate useless humans have been all that Maddy needed to fear approximately, existence will be a lot more straightforward. however the best-laid plans of brokers and fallen angels usually cross awry. Deaths are happening opposite to the typical order, Maddy's being stalked by way of foes in and out of her relatives, and her loves-her bodyguard, Gabriel, and her doughnut-loving gargoyle, Beezle-have disappeared. yet simply because Maddy is Lucifer's granddaughter, issues are anticipated of her, such things as gentle diplomatic missions to different nation-states.

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Arms-Commander (Recluce, Book 16) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

By L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The continue of Westwind, positioned within the chilly mountainous heights referred to as the Roof of the area, is dealing with assault via the adjacent land of Gallos.  Arthanos, son and inheritor to the ill Prefect of Gallos, needs to spoil Westwind as the concept of a land, regardless of how small and the way remoted, the place girls rule is total anathema to him.

Saryn, Arms-Commander of Westwind, is dispatched to a neighboring land, Lornth, to search aid opposed to the Gallosians.  yet Zeldyan, regent of Lornth, has difficulties in her family.  To safe Zeldyan’s reduction, Saryn needs to pledge her own support--and any Westwind protect forces she will be able to raise--to the safeguard of Zeldyan and her son.

The destiny of 4 lands, together with Westwind, relaxation on Saryn's actions. 

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Blood Song (Lharmell, Book 1) by Rhiannon Hart

By Rhiannon Hart

A princess with a longing for blood. A stranger who is familiar with her mystery. A land the place not anything is because it turns out. while her sister turns into betrothed to a prince in a northern kingdom, Zeraphina's basically consolations are that her unswerving animal partners are through her facet - and that her burning starvation to go back and forth north is ultimately being sated. Already her black hair and light eyes mark her out as diverse, yet now Zeraphina needs to be much more cautious to maintain her mystery safe.

Craving blood isn't really thought of general behaviour for somebody, not to mention a princess. So while the king's consultant, Rodden, turns out to understand extra approximately her situation than she does, Zeraphina is set to determine extra. Zeraphina has to be prepared to sacrifice every little thing if she's to discover the reality - yet what if in actual fact past her worst nightmares?

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The Elder Gods by David Eddings, Leigh Eddings

By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings

Someplace past the farthest pole of the area, the Land of Dhrall lies anchored via the need of 4 robust but eccentric Gods. From controlling the elements to influencing the process mortal males, those deities can bend fact to their whims. yet certain through the legislation of nature, they can't take lives.Yet the Gods usually are not the single energy. For within the middle of Dhrall is the desolate tract, the area of a mysterious, voracious horror often called That-Called-the-Vlagh. A nightmare made flesh, the Vlagh has created an enormous military of hideous monsters in a plan to beat Dhrall and overrun the realm. And now, on the finish of a cycle of Time, That-Called-the-Vlagh may possibly succeed.In the arrival battles the folks of Dhrall should be aided by means of a ragtag strength of pirates and mercenary infantrymen. however the real warriors opposed to the Vlagh will become 4 enigmatic childrens often called the Dreamers. Raised via the Gods themselves, those kids manage to summon desires which may modify the cloth of fact. and in contrast to the Elder gods, the Dreamers don't hesitate to exploit their powers to kill.

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