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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

By George R. R. Martin


From a grasp of up to date fable comes the 1st novel of a landmark sequence in contrast to any you’ve ever learn ahead of. With A online game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has introduced a real masterpiece, bringing jointly the easiest the style has to provide. secret, intrigue, romance, and event fill the pages of this terrific saga, the 1st quantity in an epic sequence absolute to satisfaction fable enthusiasts everywhere.
A online game OF THRONES
A track OF ICE AND fireplace: booklet ONE
Long in the past, in a time forgotten, a preternatural occasion threw the seasons out of stability. In a land the place summers can final a long time and winters a life-time, difficulty is brewing. The chilly is returning, and within the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing past the kingdom’s protecting Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his such a lot relied on adviser useless less than mysterious conditions and his enemies rising from the shadows of the throne. on the middle of the clash lie the Starks of Winterfell, a relations as harsh and unyielding because the frozen land they have been born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to function the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not just his kinfolk however the nation itself.

Sweeping from a harsh land of chilly to a summertime state of epicurean lots, A video game of Thrones tells a story of lords and girls, infantrymen and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come jointly in a time of grim omens. right here an enigmatic band of warriors endure swords of no human steel; a tribe of fierce wildlings hold males off into insanity; a merciless younger dragon prince barters his sister to win again his throne; a baby is misplaced within the twilight among existence and loss of life; and a decided girl undertakes a treacherous trip to guard all she holds expensive. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the destiny of the Starks hangs perilously within the stability, as both sides endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the sport of thrones.

Unparalleled in scope and execution, A video game of Thrones is a kind of infrequent studying studies that trap you up from the outlet pages, won’t allow you to cross till the tip, and depart you craving for more.

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Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters)

By Alethea Kontis

Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the single one in all her sisters with none magic—until the day she unintentionally conjures an ocean within the yard. together with her sword in tow, Saturday units sail on a pirate send, merely to discover herself abducted and whisked off to the pinnacle of the realm. Is Saturday robust sufficient to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and shop the realm from yes destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to join the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will enjoy the fragments of fairy stories that decorate this action-packed tale of event and, certain, romance.

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Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2)

By Derek Landy

Skulduggery and Valkyrie are dealing with a brand new enemy: Baron Vengeous, who's made up our minds to deliver again the terrifying Faceless Ones and is crafting a military of evil to assist him. additional to that, Vengeous is ready to enlist a brand new best friend (if he can bring up it from the dead): the terrible Grotesquery, a really unlikable monster of legend.

Once Vengeous is at the free, lifeless our bodies and vampires commence displaying up far and wide eire. Now pretty well every person is out to kill Valkyrie, and the bold detective duo faces its largest problem but.

But what if the best probability to Valkyrie is simply a bit toward home?

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Sinner: A Prequel to the Mongoliad (The Foreworld Saga)

By Mark Teppo

A severed head and a cry of “Witchcraft!” begin a frenzied witchhunt in a sleepy German village. while Konrad von Marburg, a Church inquisitor, arrives at the scene, blameless and accountable alike locate themselves topic to the inquisitor’s violent kind of purification.

Two knights of the Ordo Militum Vindicis Intactae, Andreas and Raphael, quickly arrive within the village. notwithstanding every one trips on a separate course, they quick band jointly to confront the inquisitor as he whips the townspeople right into a righteous bloodlust.

When her lifeless husband’s severed head appears to be like on her doorstep, a neighborhood lady is charged with working towards heretical rituals, it truly is as much as the knights to find the reality at the back of the brutal homicide sooner than the torches are lit and the lady is burned on the stake.

Their activity proves daunting, notwithstanding, because the townspeople have their very own long-buried secrets and techniques and sins that they need to maintain hidden—even if it capacity permitting the sacrifice of an blameless woman.

With Sinner: A Prequel to the Mongoliad, Mark Teppo forges the 1st hyperlink in a series that results in the world-shattering occasions of the Mongoliad series.

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Return to Canifis (RuneScape, Book 2)

By T. S. Church

Varrock is the best human urban on the planet, but it truly is choked with risky secrets and techniques. everyone is being taken by way of an inhuman abductor. Its sufferers are murdered... or worse, lively away to Morytania, the place vampires rule.

As unrest opposed to the crown grows, the King chooses to ship the now-famous Kara-Meir and her buddies around the holy river into Morytania, the land of the useless.

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The Tale of Lanen Kaelar (Song in the Silence, Book 1)

By Elizabeth Kerner

Lanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her lifestyles. yet not only dreaming, for Lanen believes in dragons.

Her relatives mocks her that dragons are only a foolish fable. A legend. yet Lanen is aware higher. and he or she capability to end up it. sooner or later she units out on a deadly voyage to the distant West to discover the land of the real Dragons.

What she discovers is a land of actual dragons extra beautiful—and surprising—than any dream she can have imagined.


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By Christopher Nuttall

Elaine is an orphan woman who has grown up in a global the place magical skill brings energy. Her constrained expertise was once sufficient to make sure a paranormal education yet she’s very green and used to be fortunate to get a place operating within the nice Library. Now, the Grand Sorcerer – the main strong magician of all of them – is death, even if at the beginning that makes little distinction to Elaine; she definitely doesn’t have the ability to compete for better prestige within the Golden urban. yet all that adjustments while she triggers a paranormal capture and finally ends up with the entire wisdom from the good Library – together with forbidden magic that nobody is meant to grasp – crammed inside of her head. This undesirable present doesn’t provide her better strength, however it does provide her a greater figuring out of magic, permitting her to complete way over ever before.

It’s additionally extraordinarily harmful. If the senior wizards discover what has occurred to her, they'll in all likelihood have her killed. the information locked away within the nice Library used to be intended to stay completely sealed and letting it out may suggest a repeat of the catastrophic Necromantic Wars of 5 hundred years prior. Elaine is pressured to fight with the terrors and temptations represented through her newfound wisdom, the entire whereas attempting to remain out of sight of these she fears, embodied by way of the sinister Inquisitor Dread.

yet a darkly strong determine has been drawing up a plan to take the ability of the Grand Sorcerer for himself; and Elaine, unknowingly, is essential to his scheme. until she will free up the mysteries at the back of her new wisdom, divine the unfolding plan, and observe the reality approximately her personal origins, there is not any wish for these she loves, the Golden urban or her whole world.

Bookworm has gained the GOLD award within the grownup fiction class of the 2013 Wishing Shelf self reliant ebook Awards.

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"The unmarried most lovely, strong, unearthly, and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the 20 th century ... a bit golden miracle of a book."--Neal Gaiman wish Mirrlees penned "Lud-in-the-Mist"--a vintage fable, and her in simple terms fable novel--in 1926. whilst the city of Lud severs its ties to a Faerie land, an unlawful exchange in fairy fruit develops. yet consuming the fruit has terrible and wondrous results. "Helen wish Mirrlees used to be born in England in 1887. Mirrlees was once an in depth pal of such literary lighting fixtures as Walter de l. a. Mare, T.S. Eliot, André Gide, Katharine Mansfield, woman Ottoline Morrell, Bertrand Russell, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, and William Butler Yeats. lower than her personal identify, she released 3 novels: Madeleine -- considered one of Life's Jansenists (1921); The Counterplot (1924); and her 1926 vintage myth Lud-in-the-Mist, which has said concept to the likes of Neil Gaiman, Mary mild, Elizabeth Hand, Johanna Russ, and Tim Powers."--SF website "Hope Mirrlees' writing, frequently underrated, strikes among lightly loopy humour, poetic snatches, actual threat, and actual poignancy."--The Encyclopedia of delusion

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Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age, Bk. 2

By Elizabeth Bear

Numerous years in the past, Matthew the Magician ended an age-old warfare. It in simple terms rate him everything-and everyone-he knew and enjoyed. Turning opposed to his mentor, Jane Andraste, within the realm of Faerie left him bodily crippled and his strength shattered.

But Matthew is still the protector of recent York urban. So whilst he reveals a tender girl brutally murdered by way of a Fae creature, he needs to deliver her killer to justice ahead of Jane makes use of the crime to justify extra war-and ahead of he confronts an excellent higher possibility within the maximum Adversary of all...

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