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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
Season of Storms (The Witcher)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

May 22, 2018

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>Before he was the guardian of Ciri, the child of destiny, Geralt of Rivia was a legendary swordsman. Join the Witcher as he undertakes a deadly mission in this stand-alone adventure set in the world that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><br />Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher - two swords, steel and silver.<br />But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering.<br />The season of storms is coming...<br /><b><br /></b><b>Witcher novels</b><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><b><br /></b><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 Vine Witch
by Luanne G. Smith

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i> and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>“Cleverly crafted…<i>The Vine Witch</i> is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention…Pure escapism.” —<i>Forbes</i></b></p><p><b>A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France.</b></p><p>For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when <i>sorcière</i> Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.</p><p>Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.</p>
The Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon

Language

English

Pages

844

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling "</b><b>epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of <i>Game of Thrones</i></b><b>" (Bustle).</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:</b><br /><b>AMAZON (Top 100 Editors Picks and Science Fiction and Fantasy) * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * BOOKPAGE * AUTOSTRADDLE<br /><br />A world divided.<br />A queendom without an heir.<br />An ancient enemy awakens.</b><br /><b><br /></b>The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. <br /><br />Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.<br /><br />Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.<br /><br />Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<b>THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!<br /><br />When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. <br /><br />As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
Forged Bonds (Binding Words Book 4)
by Daniel Schinhofen

Language

English

Pages

505

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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Sean and his Bonded settled in Hearthglen to learn, train, and grow. Taking on an apprentice, setting up his shop, and Bonding both Chastity and Andrea to him, Sean felt like he would finally be able to learn about this world and try his hand at new things.<br /><br />Sean stepped on some toes as he tried to find his place in the city, but by ignoring conventions, he friended smith and Shaper alike, forging friendships across the divide. The newly formed alliance discovered common ground when opposition rose up to hinder them.<br /><br />Sean never anticipated the assassins that came for him and his Bonded. With Ida paralyzed and Ryann killed in front of him, Sean lashed out. He killed the attackers, healed Ida, and pulled Ryann back to the world of the living.<br />Guards rushing toward them, Sean had decisions to make— ones that could shake the very foundations of Hearthglen, and maybe the world.<br /><br />(This work contains adult situations that some might find offensive, the least of which is graphic sex. This book is about an Overpowered MC, and contains a harem. You’ve been warned.)<br />
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 2)
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

626

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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The # 1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas' spellbinding <i>A</i> <i>Court of Thorns and Roses.</i><br /><br />Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.<br /><br />Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.<br /><br />With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
Mythology
by Edith Hamilton

Language

English

Pages

445

Publication Date

June 25, 2012

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<b>The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.<br /><br /></b>Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.<br /><br />We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's <i>Mourning Becomes Electra</i><br /><br />Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, <i>Mythology </i>is a classic not to be missed.<br /><br />
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 3)
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

726

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling <i>A Court of Thorns and Roses </i>series.<br /><br />Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.<br /><br />As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. <br /><br />In this thrilling third book in the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
Gods of Jade and Shadow
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Language

English

Pages

343

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b>The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.</b><br /><br />“<b>A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . <i>Gods of Jade and Shadow </i>is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before.”—<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • <i>Tordotcom </i>• The New York Public Library • <i>BookRiot<br /></i></b><br /> The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. <br /><br /> Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true.<br /><br /> In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Gods of Jade and Shadow</i></b><br /><br />“A dark, dazzling fairy tale . . . a whirlwind tour of a 1920s Mexico vivid with jazz, the memories of revolution, and gods, demons, and magic.”<b>—NPR</b><br /><br />“Snappy dialog, stellar worldbuilding, lyrical prose, and a slow-burn romance make this a standout. . . . Purchase where Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor, and N. K. Jemisin are popular.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br />“A magical novel of duality, tradition, and change . . . Moreno-Garcia’s seamless blend of mythology and history provides a ripe setting for Casiopea’s stellar journey of self-discovery, which culminates in a dramatic denouement. Readers will gladly immerse themselves in Moreno-Garcia’s rich and complex tale of desperate hopes and complicated relationships.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b>

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