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The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

December 02, 2008

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the <i>NYT </i>bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><br />Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. <br />But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.<br /><b>Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. <i>The Last Wish </i>short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world. <br /></b><br /><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (</i>e-only)<br /><br />Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
Blood of Elves (The Witcher Book 2)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

April 22, 2009

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><br /><b>The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, becomes the guardian of Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution and prophesied savior of the world, in the first novel of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series that inspired the Netflix series and the blockbuster video games.</b><b><br /></b>For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.<br />Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as the Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world -- for good, or for evil.<br />As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all. And the Witcher never accepts defeat.<br /><u>Witcher novels</u><i>Blood of Elves</i><i>The Time of Contempt</i><i>Baptism of Fire</i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><br /><u>Witcher collections</u><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br />Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok.<br />
Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles Book 5)
by Ilona Andrews

Language

English

Pages

140

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>A charming, short novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles, from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, Ilona Andrews.</b> Thank you for joining us at Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, during the Treaty Stay. As you know, we are honor-bound to accept all guests during this oldest of innkeeper holidays and we are expecting a dangerous guest. Or several. But have no fear. Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your hosts, Dina Demille and Sean Evans, will defend you at all costs. [But we hope we don’t have to.]<br /><br />Every winter, Innkeepers look forward to celebrating their own special holiday, which commemorates the ancient treaty that united the very first Inns and established the rules that protect them, their intergalactic guests, and the very unaware/oblivious people of [planet] Earth. By tradition, the Innkeepers welcomed three guests: a warrior, a sage, and a pilgrim, but during the holiday, Innkeepers must open their doors to anyone who seeks lodging. Anyone.<br /><br />All Dina hopes is that the guests and conduct themselves in a polite manner. But what’s a holiday without at least one disaster?
Sword of Destiny
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

375

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this second collection of adventures in the <i>NYT</i> bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><b><br /></b>Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. <br /><br />This is a collection of short stories, following the adventures of the <i>New York Time</i>s bestseller, <i>The Last Wish.</i> Join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike...<br /><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br /><br />Translated from original Polish by David French
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE<br /><br /><i>The Testaments</i> is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>.</b><br /><br />More than fifteen years after the events of <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.<br />  <br />Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia.  Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.<br />  <br /> With <i>The Testaments,</i> Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of The One, Book 3
by Nora Roberts

Language

English

Pages

455

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<p><b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Year One</i> and <i>Of Blood and Bone</i> concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as “A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s <i>The Stand</i>.”</b> </p><p>After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness—if, indeed, they can be saved.</p><p>Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her…</p>
The Time of Contempt (The Witcher Book 2)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>To protect his ward, Ciri, Geralt of Rivia sends her away from the home of the Witchers to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild in the second book of the <i>NYT</i> bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games.</b><br />Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill -- but only if she lives to use it.<br /><b>Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series:</b><b><br /></b><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br />Translated from original Polish by David French
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • </b>From the National Book Award–winning author of <i>Between the World and Me, </i>a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.<br /><br />“This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br />NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i>’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>• NPR • <i>The Washington Post</i> • <i>Chicago Tribune</i> • <i>Vanity Fair</i> • <i>Esquire </i>• <i>Good Housekeeping </i>• <i>Paste </i>• <i>Town & Country </i>• The New York Public Library • <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>• <i>Library Journal</i><br /><br />“Nearly every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br />Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.<br /><br /> So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.<br /><br /> This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, <i>The Water Dancer </i>is<i> </i>a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Water Dancer</i></b><br /><br />“Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, <i>Between the World and Me</i>. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. <i>The Water Dancer</i> . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”<b>—<i>Rolling Stone</i></b>
Baptism of Fire (The Witcher Book 3)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

378

Publication Date

June 24, 2014

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>A deadly coup within the Wizard's Guild leaves the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, gravely injured, and his ward Ciri missing in the third book of the <i>NYT</i> bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><b><br /></b> The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. <br />But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. <br />While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl -- Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra -- until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. <br />Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands. <br /><b>Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series:</b><b><br /></b><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br />Translated from original Polish by David French
The Starless Sea: A Novel
by Erin Morgenstern

Language

English

Pages

487

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Night Circus, </i>a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.</b><br /><br />Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

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