The Habitation of the Blessed: A Dirge for Prester John, Vol. 1

By Catherynne M. Valente

This can be the tale of a spot that by no means used to be: the dominion of Prester John, the utopia defined by means of an nameless, twelfth-century record which captured the mind's eye of the medieval global and drove 1000s of misplaced souls to find its secrets and techniques, inspiring explorers, missionaries, and kings for hundreds of years. yet what if it have been all precise? What if there has been any such position, and a bad, damaged priest as soon as stumbled previous its borders, studying, now not a Christian paradise, yet a rustic the place every thing is feasible, immortality is well had, and the Western global is not anything yet a dim and far away dream?

Brother Hiob of Luzerne, on missionary paintings within the Himalayan desert at the eve of the eighteenth century, discovers a village guarding a excellent tree whose branches sprout books rather than fruit. those unusual books chronicle the historical past of the dominion of Prester John, and Hiob turns into enthusiastic about the stories they inform. The Habitation of the Blessed recounts the fragmented narratives came across inside those dwelling volumes, revealing the lifetime of a clergyman named John, and his upward thrust to energy during this state of most unlikely richness. John's story weaves including the confessions of his spouse Hagia, a blemmye--a headless creature who carried her face on her chest--as good because the smooth, jeweled nursery tales of Imtithal, nanny to the royal relatives. Hugo and global delusion award nominee Catherynne M. Valente reimagines the legends of Prester John during this gorgeous journey de strength.

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The Haunted School (Goosebumps #59)

By R L Stine, R.L. Stine

They're baa-ack! Make means for the bestselling kid's sequence of all time! With a clean new glance, GOOSEBUMPS is determined to scare a complete new new release of children. So reader beware--you're in for a scare!

He's listening to voices . . . from one other world!

Tommy Frazer's dad simply acquired married. Now Tommy's received a brand new mother. And he'll a brand new college -- Bell Valley heart School.

Tommy does not hate tuition. yet it really is demanding making acquaintances. And his new college is so titanic, it is simple to wander away. that is precisely what happens.

Tommy will get misplaced -- misplaced in a maze of empty study rooms. and that is whilst he hears the voices. little ones' voices crying for aid. Voices coming from in the back of the study room partitions. . . .

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The Baker's Boy (Book of Words)

By J. V. Jones

The 1st novel in a brilliantly crafted trilogy. because the King of the 4 Kingdoms lays loss of life, traitorous conspirators arrange a political marriage to make sure their regulate of the crown. however the younger Melliandra refuses to betroth a sinister Prince and flees the fort within the corporation of a miracle-working kitchen apprentice.

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Wulfrik (Warhammer Novels)

By C. L. Werner

Rising from the mists, Wulfrik the Wanderer brings destruction and demise far and wide he treads. Cursed by way of the Ruinous Powers, the champion needs to search prizes to soothe the forces of Chaos. His unholy quest takes him to far away lands and pits him opposed to foes no mortal guy may perhaps defeat, yet his blade is inescapable and his selection unrelenting. With the reward of tongues, he demanding situations any who stand in his manner, a call for participation to conflict that can not be refused. yet now darkish forces plot opposed to Wulfrik, and he needs to notice the enemy inside in any other case his soul can be misplaced to the darkish Gods without end.

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The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

By Rick Riordan

Considering the fact that their mother's dying, Carter and Sadie became close to strangers. whereas Sadie has lived along with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the realm with their father, the bright Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One evening, Dr. Kane brings the siblings jointly for a "research scan" on the British Museum, the place he hopes to set issues correct for his kinfolk. in its place, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the kids to escape for his or her lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter notice that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set has his points of interest at the Kanes. to prevent him, the siblings embark on a perilous trip around the globe -- a quest that brings them ever toward the reality approximately their kin, and their hyperlinks to a mystery order that has existed because the time of the pharaohs.

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Tender Morsels

By Margo Lanagan

Tender Morsels is a gloomy and bright tale, set in worlds and being concerned on the border among them. Liga lives modestly in her personal own heaven, an international given to her in alternate for her earthly lifestyles. Her daughters develop up during this gentle position, protected against the violence that after harmed their mom. however the genuine international can't be denied forever—magicked males and wild bears holiday down the borders of Liga’s safe haven. Now, having recognized Heaven, how will those 3 ladies live on in an international the place attractiveness and brutality lie part via side?

From the Hardcover edition.

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Bloodring (Thorn St. Croix)

By Faith Hunter

In a near-future global, seraphs and demons struggle a endless conflict. yet a brand new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is not any traditional “neomage.” approximately pushed insane through her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives between people. whilst her ex-husband is abducted, Thorn needs to danger revealing her real id to save lots of him.

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The Enchantment Emporium

By Tanya Huff

The bestselling writer of the Blood Books grants a masterful new city fantasy.

Alysha Gale is a member of a kinfolk in a position to altering the realm with the charms they forged. Then she gets be aware that she's inherited her grandmother's junk store in Calgary, in basic terms to find upon arriving that she'll be serving the fey neighborhood. And while Alysha learns simply how a lot hassle is brewing in Calgary, even calling within the kinfolk to aid is probably not sufficient to avoid wasting the day.

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Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2 (Sword of Truth, Book 10)

By Terry Goodkind

On the day she woke up remembering not anything yet her identify, Kahlan Amnell grew to become the main risky girl alive. for everybody else, that was once the day that the realm started to end.

As her husband, Richard, desperately searches for his loved, whom simply he recollects, he understands that if she does not quickly notice who she relatively is, she's going to unwittingly turn into the tool that would unharness annihilation. yet Kahlan learns that if she ever have been to unencumber the reality of her misplaced identification, then evil itself might eventually own her, physique and soul.

If she is to outlive in a murky international of deception and betrayal, the place existence isn't just affordable yet fleeting, Kahlan needs to discover why she is this sort of primary determine within the war-torn international swirling round her. What she uncovers are secrets and techniques darker than she may possibly ever have imagined.

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The Blood Machine (The Impostor, Book 2)

By Richard Lee Byers

Matt Brown lived in a global of superheroes and supervillains, of monsters and sentient pcs, yet none of that had whatever to do with him...until wasplike extraterrestrial beings invaded Earth, killed the heroes, and set approximately colonizing the planet.

By likelihood, Matt fell inheritor to the units that gave of the fallen heroes their outstanding skills. Now he makes use of them to guard the surviving voters of Jackson City.

In this moment installment of his adventures, Matt struggles to unite supervillains, the main risky, treacherous allies that you can think of, right into a guerrilla military to struggle the invaders. however the purely method to do it really is to finish the group battle among the 2 supervillain groups, the WMDs and the Blood laptop, left within the ruined urban. And Krymzon pink, chief of the Blood desktop and probably the most strong superhumans in the world, has little interest in peace.

The Impostor is a contemporary hero pulp within the culture of document Savage, the Shadow, and the Spider. It's additionally a comic in prose reminiscent of the adventures of Batman, Spider-Man, and Thor. This quantity serves up 4 novelettes filled with with post-apocalyptic superhero motion, plus an advantage tale additionally set within the Impostor universe.

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