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Magic: The Gathering: Artifacts: Cycle I by Jeff Grubb
Dragonsdawn and Renegades of Pern
Anne McCaffrey - 2002
Dragonsdawn and Renegades of Pern are the ninth and tenth novels in her celebrated Dragonriders of Pern series. In Dragonsdawn, the beautiful planet Pern seems a paradise to its new colonists—until deadly spores fall like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything in their path. In Renegades of Pern, having lost their hold, Aramina’s family fears both outlaws and the dreaded Threadfall.“Few are better at mixing elements of high fantasy and hard science fiction…” —The New York Times Book Review
The Shop Before Life
Neil Hughes - 2019
She’s bored.But when she accepts a once-in-a-prelifetime opportunity to become Apprentice at the magical Shop Before Life, her days become dreadfully interesting.Now she helps customers with the most important choice they’ll ever make: who to become in the afterprelife—or “life”, for short. Will they be born on Earth with MATHEMATICAL GIFTS? Or perhaps they’d prefer DELIGHTED BY CATS?But Faythe has questions of her own. Like—what exactly is in these jars of human traits? And who is the mysterious Supplier who creates them?Unfortunately, these questions could awaken an ancient conflict and even destroy the Shop itself. They should maybe mention that sort of thing during orientation.Management are going to be furious, but their divine punishment must wait. Right now, Faythe needs to discover the secrets of the Shop in order to save it.If she fails, nobody will become themselves ever again . . .
Beasts of Tabat
Cat Rambo - 2015
It’s also a city in turmoil, thanks to an ancient accord to change governments and the rising demands of Beasts, the Unicorns, Dryads, Minotaurs and other magical creature on whose labor and bodies Tabat depends. And worst of all, it’s a city dedicated to killing Shifters, the race whose blood Teo bears.When his fate becomes woven with that of Tabat’s most famous gladiator, Bella Kanto, his existence becomes even more imperiled. Kanto’s magical battle determines the weather each year, and the wealthy merchants are tired of the long winters she’s brought. Can Teo and Bella save each other from the plots that are closing in on them from all sides?Nominated for the 2016 Compton Crook Award for First Novel.
Novelty: Four Stories
John Crowley - 1989
here is "The Nightingale Sings at Night," a sweet-hearted, gentle, yet poignant tale that retells the story of creation from an entirely new vantage point; a novella called "Novelty," an intriguing and amusing foray into a writer's mind; "In Blue," a science fictional tale about a Brave New World where everything is known—a world no less dark than the medieval age of ignorance; and "Great Work of Time," a short novel of time travel hope, and possibility set in nostalgic British colonial empire. Fascinating. melancholy and brilliantly inventive. it stands with the finest work Crowley has ever put to the page.
Nick Kyme - 2011
Their unbending will and pride serve them as fearsome warriors on the battlefield and the greatest craftsmen across the Old World. But cross them at your peril, as a dwarf grudge is never forgotten, a quest for revenge handed down from generation to generation until the debt is settled in blood…In this action-packed omnibus, the bravery and resilience of the dwarfs is brought to life as they wage war against the twisted powers of Chaos, vile skaven ratmen, brutal greenskins and their oldest adversaries, the mysterious and powerful elves. From the ancient dwarf holds to the killing fields of the Empire, war will be waged in the name of Grungni , Grimnir and Valaya, and no foe shall forget the day they met these unbreakable warriors in battle. Contains the novels Grudgebearer, Oathbreaker and Honourkeeper.
I Am Number Four
Frederic P. Miller - 2010
J. Caruso, and starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand and Callan McAuliffe. The film is based on the novel I Am Number Four, the first book in a planned six-book series written by authors Jobie Hughes and James Frey and published by HarperCollins. The screenplay was adapted by Al Gough and Miles Millar, and Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing the film through DreamWorks Studios. The Hollywood Reporter projected the budget to be between $50 and $60 million for the film; a February 18, 2011 release date is scheduled.
Clifford D. Simak - 1975
The Wastelands were a realm of magic where no one ventured. Along the borders, the Little People pursued their ancient ways. But the interior was populated by all the dread creatures of darkest legends. There the Hellhounds took their awful vengeance on any who dared violate their territory. There the Chaos Beast was dead but struggled still to give birth to something even more strange & incomprehensible. Mark Cornwall was forced to flee into the Wastelands to escape from Beckett, evil agent of the inquisition. There he was joined by Oliver the rafter goblin, Gil of the marshes, Hal & Coon of the Hollow Tree, Snively the gnome--& Mary, who could free the horn of a unicorn & said she was born in the Wastelands. Ahead lay unknown terror & perilous adventure. If they survived, there was the alien Caretaker with a message of Destiny.
The Doom of Kings
Don Bassingthwaite - 2008
He seeks an ancient scepter, a symbol under which to unite his people and hires Geth, a shifter who owns one of the trio of artifacts to which the scepter once belonged, to find it. But will the artifact do what the Darguul king needs it to?
Dragons of Light
Orson Scott Card - 1980
R. Martin Ill. Alicia AustinThe George Business by Roger Zelazny Ill. Geofrey DarrowOne Winter in Eden by Michael Bishop Ill. Val & John LakeyA Drama of Dragons by Craig Show Gardner Ill. Gini Shurtleff Silken Dragon by Steven Edward McDonald Ill. Ron MillerDragon Lore by Steve Rasnic Tem Ill. Victoria PoyserEagle Worm By Jessica Amanda Salmonson Ill. Glen EdwardsThe Dragon of Dunloon by Arthur Dembling Ill. Dileen MarshIf I die Before I Wake by Greg Bear Ill. Greg BearAs Above, so Below by John M. Ford Ill. Judy King RienietsCock Fight by Jane Yolen Ill. T. WindlingFrom Bach to Broccoli By Richard Kearns Ill. Geofrey DarrowDragon Touched by Dave Smeds Ill. Michael Hague
Terry Bisson - 1986
Bisson covers that ground as if it were the most natural thing in this world, or any other." —Guy Gavriel Kay"The geography shimmers and melts, catfish big as boats are pulled from the Mississippi, the moon crumbles into luminous rings and refugees from burning cities choke the highways. A novel of the New South with a liberal does of the Old ... fantastic and gothic, charming, literate ... teasingly allusive and very entertaining!" —Publishers Weekly"An action-filled romp through a surreal landscape of ever-changing America." —Los Angeles Times"Bisson has dumped magic into non-urban America, and writes about it all with brilliance and poetry." —Asimov'sAbout the Author: Best known for his short stories "macs," "They're Made out of Meat" and "Bears Discover Fire," Terry Bisson has won every major award in SF, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Sturgeon and Locus awards, and France's Gran Prix de l'Imaginaire. He lives in California.
The Stolen Moon of Londor
A.P. Stephens - 2009
Without the moon's balancing effect, evil forces grow bold, and warfare, sickness, and chaos threaten life itself. Hearing the prayers of desperation that ride on the violent winds, the ancient wizard Randor Miithra, servant to the elf-gods, takes it upon himself to mend the world he has sworn to protect. The task will not be an easy one, though, for the wizard, too, has begun to feel the effects of the world's imbalance. As Randor struggles to maintain some semblance of his powers, he meets a secretive band of colorful characters from all walks of life, drawn together by a common goal: to find the stolen moon, whatever the cost. It does not take Randor and his motley company long to see that someone or something does not want the moon returned to the heavens. The road is perilous...the stakes have never been greater...will they find victory...or will they only find their deaths?
Noura Noman - 2012
توقظ فيها الصدمة قدرة كامنة تمكنّها من أن تستشعر كل ما يشعر به من حولها. في ذات الوقت الذي تجري فيه أحداث غريبة وغامضة حيث تتعرض عدة كواكب لهجمات من مجموعات مسلحة مجهولة. ما الذي يربط بين أجوان وهذه الأحداث؟Best YA novel of 2013, winner of Etisalat Book Award: Ajwan is a 19 year old refugee who has escaped the destruction of her world. The trauma awakens in her a latent power: Empathy. Alone and carrying a child, she must find a way to survive. Violent events taking place on other planets affect Ajwan's life and she is forced to make the decision to enter a world of violence, going against the principles of her race and culture.
Barbara Hambly - 1999
He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do. Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt. DRAGONSHADOWLord John Aversin--with the help of his mageborn wife, Jenny Waynest-- has fought and defeated two dragons, earning the title of Dragonsbane. But there are creatures more terrifying than dragons. Demonspawn from a dark dimension have learned to drink the magic--and the souls--of mages and dragons alike, turning their victims into empty vessels. And now they've stolen John and Jenny's mageborn son, twelve-year-old Ian.In desperation, John seeks the help of the eldest and strongest dragon: Morkeleb the Black. But the demons have allies, too: a vast army poised to plunge the Realm into civil war. In the coming struggle, Morkeleb will sacrifice what he values most. Jenny will question everything she trusts and believes in. And John will embark on a perilous quest for the only things capable of defeating such powerful demons--even more powerful demons . . .
The Wizard Knight
Gene Wolfe - 2005
given a hero's adult body and named Able. Though forced to act as a man, inside he is still a boy, even as he sets off to find his destined sword and become a knight. repeatedly tries to seduce him), and serves the mercurial dragon king Arnthor in a was that could end everything.