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Mother, Crone, Maiden
Cat Hellisen - 2012
It's about knowing which path to take. Ilven comes from a family of Saints—future-tellers—but she knows her father didn't waste more than a few grains of the precious drug scriv to see her fate. Now she's facing an arranged marriage to a man she's never met. So, inhaling stolen scriv, she reads three possible futures for herself, searching for the path that will lead to her heart's desire."Mother, Crone, Maiden" is a short-story prequel to Cat Hellisen's stunning young-adult fantasy debut, When the Sea Is Rising Red.
Summernight: A Tale of Fantasy and Magic
Sarah K.L. Wilson - 2019
A fresh new series from USA Today bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson. Tamerlan has just five days to save his sister or she'll be sacrificed to a legendary dragon at the height of the Summernight Festival. But as an alchemist's apprentice, how can he oppose his city's rulers? Marielle has just five days to catch a thief of magic or the fate of her city will be sealed. As a Scenter - a branch of the City Watch with the magical ability to smell magic and emotional residues - everyone is counting on her. But if one of them succeeds, the other will die. Because when Summernight comes and the Legends rise again - There will be no more choices. There will be no more chances. There will be no more ways to escape. Summernight is Book One of the Bridge of Legends Series - a fresh new series presented by USA Today Bestselling author Sarah K. L. Wilson. Leap into the gripping epic fantasy story of dragons, Legends, and misused power, that readers are calling "addictive" when you click to start reading today. Book Two: Dawnspell is on pre-order for release in September. Pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TQGDZ5Q
A Facet for the Gem
C.L. Murray - 2016
Join all the readers soaring through this action-packed epic fantasy.In a land of eagle-riding knights, bloodthirsty beasts, and a ruthless tyrant, young Morlen retreats from thousands of snapping jaws with the stolen Goldshard in his grasp. Its power to bestow strength and invincibility is just a panicked whisper away, and he'd feel naked without it while he fights the sinister forces that follow him at every turn.Fortunately, he gains a few peculiar allies: a legendary warrior reluctant to leave his sheltered paradise, a wizard tormented by his past, and the untamable bird of prey that kings and heroes have sought for centuries.A Facet for the Gem is a coming of age fantasy that brings Morlen from distant kingdoms to sprawling aerial battles, into the fiery breath of a stony dragon and side-by-side with a lady knight who is the last person to need rescuing. Fly with him as his epic adventures culminate in a final showdown against swords, fangs, and greatest of all: his own fear.
A Dance of Dragons: The Complete Series
Kaitlyn Davis - 2015
Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Tamora Pierce! The bundle includes all three full-length novels following Jinji and Rhen's story, as well as all four novellas following Princess Leena's story.~~~The A DANCE OF DRAGONS NovelsThe Shadow Soul (A Dance of Dragons #1)The Spirit Heir (A Dance of Dragons #2)The Phoenix Born (A Dance of Dragons #3)When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to--until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret--magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh.But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence--it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn...The A DANCE OF DRAGONS NovellasThe Golden Cage (A Dance of Dragons #0.5)The Silver Key (A Dance of Dragons #1.5)The Bronze Knight (A Dance of Dragons #2.5)The Iron Rider (A Dance of Dragons #3.5)In the land of Ourthuro, cruelty is a way of life. The king rules with an iron fist and no one dare defy him--no one except his daughter. Princess Leena is keeping a dangerous secret, she has fallen in love with a soldier and it would mean both of their lives if her father ever discovered their affair.But Leena will risk it all to be with the man she loves--her heart, her life, her freedom. And when her brother's birthday celebration takes a dangerous turn, Leena is forced to make a decision that will change the fate of her nation and eventually the world.
The Congruent Apprentice
Dave Schroeder - 2017
Will they be ready? EYNON was excited to leave his village and set off on his wander year. He’d turned sixteen today, and hoped for at least a few adventures. At high noon, he arrived a crossroads and saw a shimmer of silver in the mud. It was a thin and dirty oval, about the size of his palm. He washed it with squirts of water from his goatskin, then marveled at what was revealed. It was a silver amulet, worked with complex, interlaced designs. An oval blue gem more than an inch across, with deep facets, was set in its center. The silver danced with reflected sunlight and the gem seemed to be filled with sparks. It was the most beautifully-crafted thing he’d ever seen. Eynon noticed strange writing on the back of the amulet. As he raised it to eye level for closer inspection, one of his fingers inadvertently pressed a small stud on the edge. A tremendous blast of blue fire shot out from the gem on the opposite side, striking an ancient leafless oak and turning it into a flaming torch. Someone behind him whistled. Eynon dropped the amulet, afraid of what else it might do, and turned to see an old farmer, leaning on a shovel. “Well, young man,” said the farmer. “It looks like you’re going to need a wizard.”
The Last Falcon
Colleen Ruttan - 2012
She should have died that day too, alone on a forest road in a kingdom that was not her own, but a reclusive golden dragon swooped down upon the scene—scattering her attackers and sparing her life, but ultimately denying her justice. Two years later, her father’s killer reappears—riding boldly into her kingdom for a visit with her king. But her elation at the nearness of justice turns to anger and then fear as she learns there is more to his visit than meets the eye—a conspiracy that threatens the entire kingdom and just might bring her the death she so narrowly avoided.Fleeing the castle where she has lived ever since her father’s murder, and soon becoming the subject of a kingdom-wide manhunt, Erynn sets out to find the man who holds the key to her past only to discover that her escape will not be so easy. That reclusive golden dragon is back—and following her. There is a fast-flowing river she needs to cross. And then there are those unresolved problems she left behind.She wants justice. She also wants to save her kingdom and her king. But does she want either badly enough to die?THE LAST FALCON is the first installment of the epic fantasy adventure series THE CAEL STONE. It was awarded a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and has been listed on the Kirkus Reviews website as a “similar book” to GAME OF THRONES. If you like fast-paced, quest-adventure stories that are also brimming with mystery and political intrigue and set in a world filled with dragons, elves, and dwarves, then you will love this series from Colleen Ruttan.
Dragon Riders of Elantia Complete Series
Jessica Drake - 2019
This wild, adventurous epic fantasy series has been compared to books by Anne McCaffrey, Christopher Paolini, Robin Hobb, and more. You're sure to enjoy it if you like clever heroines, epic adventures, wild new worlds, and of course, dragon riding! From the inside flap of book one: Zara Kenrook has a nose for treasure and a knack for trouble. With her business strapped for cash, the ex-thief reluctantly accepts a job stealing a priceless artifact. But when she nabs the wrong precious object, she ends up bonded to a baby dragon for life... Forced into the rider's academy by the dragon rider she tried to rob, she trains by day and looks for a way to reclaim her destiny by night. But when she discovers that her original mission may involve magical objects and a dark purpose, Zara vows to battle a nefarious destiny.
Aaron Pogue - 2011
But this year it wakes an ancient terror."From Embers" is a short story set in the fantasy world of the bestselling novel Taming Fire. Originally written as the prologue to the Dragonprince trilogy, this story provides a dramatic glimpse at the first days of the cataclysmic dragonswarm.Approximately 5,000 words.
Eileen Mueller - 2018
She must give up her home and family to become the new Queen’s Rider. Ignorant and unprepared, how can she possibly succeed?Luckily, she has a dragon master — although rumors say she might be better off with the enemy.Plunged into a world of cutthroat politics and traitors in every shadow, who can Ezaara trust as Commander Zens and his army of bestial tharuks march closer, razing villages and enslaving the people of Dragons’ Realm?What personal price must Ezaara and her Dragon Master pay to save their people?
The Dragon and Her Boy
J.J. Abraham - 2014
After struggling with the death of her lifemate of over a century, Tara spends what the leaders of her clan considers an unreasonable amount of time in finding another. The clan needs offspring, they insist. While soaring over a meadow, Tara sees a dragon intruder attack a shepherd. Outraged, she intervenes and saves the young man from certain death. Breaking a two hundred year old pact between man and dragon forbidding any contact between the two, a powerful yet dangerous bond slowly grows between the dragon and her boy. This is a fun short story, at 5300 words. Stories two and three are already written. They continue the series and will be available shortly! I hope you enjoy them all.
The Dragon Orb
Mike Shelton - 2017
At 15, he’s lived at the Wizard Citadel for most of his life. Everything seems to be working out like he’d hoped. He just got promoted to Level 1 and despite being painfully shy, he has a friend.Kharlia knows medicine.And he really likes her.When Bakari finds an ancient map that marks a source of power, he must check it out. With Kharlia by his side, they wander through the Kingdom toward the spot on the map. The trip isn’t what they expect.Magical creatures have made it through the barrier.Should they fight or flee?Bakari knows they are in trouble. He isn’t a battle wizard. As they struggle against the beasts, the worst thing Bakari can imagine happens.Will they survive?You’ll love this first book in The Alaris Chronicles, because of the beautifully woven story with diverse characters, great adventure, and political intrigue.Get it now.
The Gorgon's Blood Solution
Jeffrey Quyle - 2013
But when a stranger offers him an unusual coin, he begins to understand alchemy a little better, and suddenly thinks that it could be a way to make a living after all.Marco’s problem is that fate doesn’t plan for his life to fit that plan, at least not at Algornia’s shop in the Lion City. An evil force is rising, and sending its destructive energy out to scour kingdoms and cities for some unknown purpose. Marco becomes an inadvertent pawn in the machinations of the evil, when he is caught up in the violence and drama of a Corsair raid, and taken away from everything – the Lion City, Algornia’s shop, even Constance the model.There are undreamt of allies and friends and opportunities though, and escape is possible. Starting over a new life is not quite as easy however, as Fate starts to hunt Marco down, demanding that he live up to the challenges that are thrown his way, as a champion begins to emerge to face the brunt force of evil.The Gorgon’s Blood Solution is the first volume in Alchemy’s Apprentice, a new fantasy series by Jeffrey Quyle.
The Watermight Thief
Jordan Rivet - 2019
Tamri is a scrappy magic thief who’s trying to get her grandmother out of this festering swamp of a city. But when a quick score involving a dragon goes wrong, she’s shipped off to a distant mountaintop kingdom where the legendary Fire Queen is starting a school for magic wielders. The King of Pendark suspects the Fire Queen is up to something more dangerous than training young wielders, and he orders Tamri to find out the truth. If she fails, neither she nor her grandmother will survive the school year. Return to the world of Steel and Fire in this all new adventure set five years after Night of Flame. AUTHOR'S NOTE: You don’t need to read the Steel and Fire books to enjoy The Watermight Thief, but it does contain spoilers for the original series.
Scott McGough - 2002
These titles expand on the history of the Magic (r) world and fill in the backstory for the fans.ASSASSINATION HAS ITS PRICE!Scheming, intelligent, and power-hungry, the emperorâ��s assassin moves always in shadow. He kills whom his master wishes and plans his own rise to power. Against him, one man stands on his honor, determined to end the cycle of death dealt from dark corners. Amid a dark landscape ravaged by war, the two at last confront one another. At stake is the future of the empire.