Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War, Book 1) by Mark Lawrence

By Mark Lawrence

Hailed as "epic fable on a George R. R. Martin scale, yet on speed" (Fixed on Fantasy), the damaged Empire trilogy brought a daring new global of darkish myth with the tale of Jorg Ancrath's devastating upward push to energy. Now, Mark Lawrence returns to the damaged Empire with the story of a much less bold prince...

The purple Queen is previous however the kings of the damaged Empire dread her like no different. For all her reign, she has fought the lengthy warfare, contested in mystery, opposed to the powers that stand at the back of international locations, for greater stakes than land or gold. Her maximum weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen through so much and unstated of by way of all.

The crimson Queen's grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is person who can see The Silent Sister. 10th in line for the throne and content material together with his position as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone isn't really there. yet warfare is coming. Witnesses declare an undead military is at the march, and the pink Queen has referred to as on her kin to safeguard the world. Jal thinks it's all a rumor—nothing that may impact him—but he's wrong.

After escaping a dying capture set via the Silent Sister, Jal reveals his destiny magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. because the adopt a trip around the Empire to undo the spell, encountering grave risks, keen girls, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath alongside the best way, Jalan progressively catches a glimmer of the reality: he and the Norseman are yet items in a video game, a part of a chain of strikes within the lengthy war—and the purple Queen controls the board.

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Storm Rising (Valdemar: The Mage Storms, Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey

By Mercedes Lackey

In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreaking havoc on Valdemar, Karse, and the entire kingdoms of the West, plaguing those lands not just with disastrous earthquakes, monsoons, and ice storms, but in addition with venomous magical constructs—terrifying creatures out of nightmare. either Valdemar's Heralds and Karse's Sunpriests fight to marshal their mixed magical assets to guard their geographical regions from those devastating, spell-fueled onslaughts. yet because the scenario turns into bleaker and bleaker, the nonetheless fragile alliance among those long-hostile lands starts to fray. And until Valdemar and Karse can find and wreck the author of the storms, they might see their complete international demolished in a last magical holocaust.

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Alliances (La Roue du Temps, Tome 16) by Robert Jordan

By Robert Jordan

Egwene tente de renforcer son emprise sur le siège de l'Amyrlin et prépare son plan pour renverser Elaida et l. a. travel Blanche. En Illian, Rand al'Thor doit rassembler ses troupes contre les Seanchans et compte en grande partie sur l'aide des Ash'man. Mais le Dragon Réincarné risque de devenir fou : los angeles voix de Lews Therin résonne à nouveau dans sa tête...

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The Soulforge (Dragonlance: The Raistlin Chronicles, Book 1) by Margaret Weis

By Margaret Weis

A mage's soul is cast within the crucible of magic. Raistlin Majere is six years outdated while he's brought to the archmage who enrolls him in a faculty for the learn of magic. There the proficient and proficient yet tormented boy involves see magic as his salvation. Mages within the magical Tower of excessive Sorcery watch him in mystery, for they see shadows darkening over Raistlin whilst an identical shadows delay over all Ansalon.

Finally, Raistlin attracts close to his target of changing into a wizard. yet first he needs to take the drea try out within the Tower of excessive Sorcery. it is going to swap his existence without end -- if he survives.

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Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin Series, Book 13) by Jennifer Estep

By Jennifer Estep

The following exciting publication in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental murderer series—“an striking series.…One of the main fascinating heroines within the genre” (Romantic occasions ebook Reviews).

Keep your pals shut yet your enemies inside stabbing distance.

One very important lesson I’ve realized within the assassination company is that to be the easiest you should roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, no longer by means of choice—a lot extra punches are being thrown my means. yet i assume that’s the cost of victory for taking down the various underworld’s most sensible canines. great thing i've got my Ice and Stone magic to assist me live on my risky new place. simply while i feel issues are eventually settling down, anyone attempts to homicide me in the course of a hush-hush underworld assembly. however the actual shock is how unusually frequent my shadowy assailant turns out to be.

My activity is to keep up order between killers, crooks, and thieves, and shortly I’m embroiled in a bloody video game the place the facility to maintain secrets and techniques may be the maximum superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, watching for me to fall. yet this Spider weaves her personal webs of death…

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The Color of Her Panties (Xanth, Book 15) by Piers Anthony

By Piers Anthony

We See England, We See Xanth, We See Mels's Underpanth

In truth, Gwenny Goblin, Che Centaur and Jenny Elf are only concerning the merely creatures on Xanth who've been spared the sight of Mela Merwoman's undergarment -- preoccupied as they're with assisting Gwenny beat out her lousy half-brother Gobble for chiefship of the goblin horde. yet first they need to grasp area and thyme . . . and locate the awesome egg that sits among the Roc and the demanding position. whereas Mela -- who could gladly relinquish her oft-viewed underwear for a brand new husband -- joins the grownup Conspiracy . . . and fast discovers the ability of an ideal pair of panties!

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Spellwright by Blake Charlton

By Blake Charlton

Nicodemus is a tender, talented wizard with an issue. Magic in his international calls for the caster to create spells by means of writing out the textual content . . . yet he has continually been dyslexic, and therefore has difficulty casting even the best of spells. And his misspells might turn out harmful, even lethal, should still he make a mistake in a big incantation.

Yet he has regularly felt that he's destined to be anything greater than a failed wizard. whilst a robust, historic evil starts a crusade of homicide and disruption, Nicodemus starts off to have anxious desires that lead him to think that his misspelling may be the results of a curse. yet ahead of he can realize the reality approximately himself, he's attacked via an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has forged suspicion on his mentor. He needs to flee for his personal lifestyles if he’s to discover the real villain.

But extra is at stake than his skills. For the evil that has woke up is an influence so dread and large that if unleashed it's going to break Nicodemus... and the world.

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour by Robin Sloan

By Robin Sloan

A gleeful and exhilarating story of world conspiracy, complicated code-breaking, high-tech facts visualization, younger love, rollicking event, and the key to everlasting life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore

The nice Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his lifestyles as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer interest, and the power to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a brand new gig operating the evening shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour bookstall. yet after quite a few days at the task, Clay starts off to achieve that this shop is much more curious than the identify indicates. there are just a few consumers, yet they arrive in again and again and not appear to really purchase whatever, as an alternative “checking out” impossibly vague volumes from unusual corners of the shop, all in accordance with a few complex, long-standing association with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. the shop needs to be a entrance for anything higher, Clay concludes, and shortly he’s launched into a fancy research of the customers’ habit and roped his acquaintances into aiding to determine simply what’s occurring. yet when they convey their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it seems the secrets and techniques expand a long way outdoor the partitions of the bookstore.

With impossible to resist brio and spectacular intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary experience tale for the twenty-first century, evoking either the fairy-tale attraction of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a tender Umberto Eco, yet with a special and feisty sensibility that’s infrequent to the realm of literary fiction. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is precisely what it appears like: an institution you'll want to input and may by no means are looking to depart, a modern day cupboard of wonders able to supply a jolt of strength to each curious reader, regardless of the time of day.

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Witch Finder by C. L. Werner

By C. L. Werner

In the shadows of the bleak medieval outdated international, the sinister brokers of darkness plot the downfall of the civilised nation-states. Their numbers are unknown and their masters can merely be guessed at, yet they're legion and they're lethal. To strive against the insidious hazard, the previous international has drawn upon the providers of witch hunters -- ruthless males who've committed their lives to weeding out the evil with the land!

The writer of the Brunner novels, CL Werner, confirmed off the abilities of witch hunter Mathias Thulmann within the first novel during this sequence, Witch Hunter. Now Thulmann is again and the stakes are even larger!

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