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The Bow of Destiny: An Epic Fantasy Adventure


P.H. Solomon - 2015
    Hunted in the present. Uncertain what is real. Athson has seen things that aren't there and suffered fits since being tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Corgren the wizard. When a strange will mentioning a mysterious bow comes into his possession, he's not sure it's real. But the trolls that soon pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And what's worse, these raiders serve Corgren and his master, the hidden dragon, Magdronu, who are responsible for the destruction of his childhood home. Athson is drawn into a quest for the concealed Bow of Hart by the mystic Withling, Hastra, but Athson isn't always sure what's real and who his enemies are. With Corgren and Magdronu involved, Athson must face not only frequent danger but his grasp on reality and the reasons behind his tragic past.

Poe Must Die


Marc Olden - 1978
    The throne has been lost for millennia, but now one man seeks to find it, and harness its secrets to unleash hell upon the world. Jonathan is the most powerful psychic on earth, and in service of his god Lucifer he will tear civilization apart. To combat his dark designs, mankind’s hopes rest on a half-mad alcoholic named Edgar Allan Poe.In the shadows of New York City, Poe drowns his talent in rotgut gin, trying to forget the death of his beloved wife. A bare-knuckle fighter named Pierce James Figg arrives with a letter of introduction from Charles Dickens, to beg Poe’s help chasing down the power-mad devil worshiper. Writer and fighter will stand together, to save humanity from a darkness beyond even Poe’s tortured imagination.

The Bagman


Rachael McKay - 2013
    She is told of the Bagman and how he will get her if she misbehaves. But Abigail must escape and find her estranged twin, Tabitha. Besides, she doesn’t believe in the Bagman.But he believes in her. The Bagman challenges her to play his Game. He will give her seven wishes to be used in seven days. Abigail accepts. Her plans of escape can finally be realised. And she can find her twin. But this is a Bagman’s game. And you should be afraid of Bagmen…

Dragonmaster: Omnibus


Chris Bunch - 2007
    For this is a conflict like no other. For the first time, wild dragons have become living weapons, ridden by men of cold daring and ruthless ambition. And the greatest of them is Hal Kailas. Dragonmaster. KNIGHTHOOD OF THE DRAGON: When he first dreamed of riding a dragon to war, Hal Keilas was laughed at. Then the war between the kingdoms of Deraine, Sagene and Roche compelled a solution daring beyond their people's wildest dreams. But Hal, Dragonmaster, knows that the war and the killing have only begun. THE LAST BATTLE: As predicted, with the end of the war both dragon fliers and dragons have been cast aside. However, what or who is savaging the dragons in their native lands? Hal embarks on a new crusade, and discovers a threat, not just to the dragons but to man himself.

The Dragon Quartet Omnibus, Volume 1


Marjorie B. Kellogg - 2005
    This series takes us from medieval Europe to the distant future, as the world is caught in a war between the forces of greed and fanaticism on the one hand, and the dragons and their guides and allies who seek to restore the proper natural balance to the planet on the other. This volume contains the first two of the four novels.

Horker's Law


Mike Lee - 2011
    Trained from childhood in skills of deception, misdirection, slight of hand, confidence, etc., they are also taught a strict code, a code that governs their decisions and strategies. They are taught to avoid violence, and live by their wits. One of the most important lessons in this code is that Horkers never use magic. Magic is notoriously unreliable and hard to control, and Horkers must control their environment. Spivver MacAnders is one such Horker. A young man, working his way through life, Spiv horks enough to meet his needs, trying to get ahead (while taking only from people he figures truly deserve it, and trying to do a good turn for common folks, from time to time.) All this, while staying one step ahead of his marks on his way out of town. But when Spiv comes across the aftermath of a heinous crime, he is drawn into a commitment to deliver a valuable object; an object which he realizes is a powerful artifact, steeped in very specific magical properties. A secretive and skilled Horker is perhaps the perfect messenger to transport such an object unnoticed, especially because the one who seeks it is a powerful wizard, who has already sent his army to invade the realm Spiv must travel through on his mission.That wizard, known as "the Sath," is the unexpected remnant of a secret sect of wizards; a sect thought to have been wiped out hundreds of years ago, in a final battle with their mortal enemies, another group headed by a wizard of equal power, the Frith. But no one expected that the Sathist sect had survived the final battle between the Friths and Sathists of ancient times, and there are no more Friths. A small group of scholars is researching the ancient Frithic knowledge, uncovering scraps of documents in the ruins of an ancient fortress. To have any hope of stopping this new Sath, the knowledge of the ancient Friths must be resurrected. Can Spiv help with this, even though he is forbidden the use of magic, himself? And why is the Sath himself also focused on the same ruins of that ancient Frithic fortress? Is it the artifact that Spiv brought with him, or something else… perhaps Spiv's own hidden and unknown link to the ancient Sathist sect?

Oathbreaker


Aaron Hodges - 2018
    Magic has been outlawed, its power too dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death. Alana's mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her brother's magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail. Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement. As the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now, caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a side – the empire, or the innocent.

The Indus Challenge


R. Durgadoss - 2017
    While the kingdoms fight each other, Alexander’s forces gather for the assault, their leader lured by tales of supernatural weapons and the elixir of immortality. Only one man can save the subcontinent from domination by the Greeks: the young Chandragupta Maurya, trained under the aegis of the ‘dark brahmin’, Chanakya.When an ancient seal is found, sharing the secrets of the brahmastra, the redoubtable weapon of the Mahabharat, it is up to Rudra, young commander of the Mauryan Nava Yuva Sena and lifelong friend and confidante of Chandragupta, to decode it. Along with his fellow commandos, and with the able guidance of his guru, Rudra embarks on a quest that takes him from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas to the seas of Rameshwaram, hunting the clues that will lead him to the brahmastra. On the way, he meets the Chiranjivis, ancient beings tasked with divine duties, and learns the secrets behind his own birth and his mysterious powers.But Rudra must be careful, for not all enemies were dispersed with the death of the mighty Alexander. Treachery lurks in the home, and when Rudra is framed for the attempted murder of his sovereign, he must pull every trick at his disposal to reveal the enemy, and save his kingdom from plunging, once more, into bloodshed and chaos.A historical, mythological adventure story, The Indus Challenge is sure to appeal to readers interested in the storied past of India and the legends woven into its soil.

Dragon-Born: The Dragon-Born Saga Books 1-3, Half-Blood Dragon, Magic-Born Dragon, Queen of the Dragons


K.N. Lee - 2017
    Perfect for fans of Games of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Branden Sanderson's Mistborn. Embark on a magical journey through Dragon territory with half-blood Rowen and discover the truth of Draconia's mysteries.  Half-Blood Dragon Pirates, dragons, mermaids. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave you breathless. New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents Half-Blood Dragon, the first epic fantasy adventure in the Dragon Born Trilogy. A lady-in-waiting's job is to follow orders. For Rowen, it is to execute her stepfather's plan to elevate the family's station by an advantageous marriage to the crown prince. Intrigue and seduction fill Rowen's days, but the prophecies that haunt her dreams at night warn her that death awaits. The taunts of her sleepless nights are realized when she is framed and sentenced to death for the prince's murder. For a human, there's nowhere to run and no one to turn to in a kingdom where power is tightly held by full-blooded dragon shifters. It will take a stranger from the shadows to save Rowen from execution and reveal a truth full of terrifying potential. It is time for Rowen to find the courage to accept her fate, awaken her gift, and set the world on fire. Magic-Born Dragon Magic. Betrayal. Dragons. New York Times bestselling author K.N. Lee brings you all this and more in the sequel to the international hit, "Half-Blood Dragon." Rowen is on the run. Convicted of a murder she didn't commit, a last-minute surprise rescue from the gallows by her father, the notorious pirate Elian Westin should have brought her a measure of freedom, if not peace. Instead, Rowen has more enemies than ever...and more questions. The royal navy of Withrae is on her heels to bring her to justice, and her erstwhile savior Captain Westin wants her back because he believes she is the key to finding the legendary Red Dragon, a creature so powerful that it can change the course of time. Hunted by dragon shifters who despise her and feared by humans who don't understand her, half-blood dragon Rowen must unravel old mysteries in order to outsmart new adversaries. She can only hope that her new, uncontrollable magical abilities don't get her killed before she can confront the man who set all of this in motion... ...a man who hates her but will do anything to save her life. Queen of the DragonsDragons. Prophecies. Wizards. The world's fate rests on the shoulders of one half-blood Dragon. Taken by the infamous Red Dragon, Rowen now finds herself without hope, a plan for escape, or her memory. Ancient secrets are revealed during her captivity, and a strange black Dragon risks his life to save her. When he finds himself injured and also kept in the Red Dragon's lair, the two of them must find a way to survive. Captain Elian Westin and what remains of his crew make the journey to Withrae where a war is brewing. Dragons versus humans. Which side will they choose? The answer isn't as simple as Elian thinks when he is brought face-to-face with the woman who broke his heart. The rules are no longer as simple as he once believed when the fate of his daughter and her mother are left in his hands. But, in Draconia, things are rarely what they seem, and the origins of a curse are revealed.

The Electrical Menagerie


Mollie E. Reeder - 2018
    Fast-talking Arbrook Huxley, meanwhile, has all the savvy the Menagerie needs to succeed commercially -- but none of the scruples.To save their show, Carthage & Huxley risk everything in a royal talent competition, vying for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform for the Future Celestial Queen. In this stardust-and-spark-powered empire of floating islands and flying trains, The Electrical Menagerie's bid at fame and fortune means weathering the glamorous and cutthroat world of critics, high society, and rival magicians -- but with real conspiracy lurking beneath tabloid controversy, there's more at stake in this contest than the prize.Behind the glittery haze of flash paper and mirrors, every competitor has something to hide... and it's the lies Carthage & Huxley tell each other that may cost them everything.

Jacks Are Wild


Monique Martin - 2015
    But as Jack soon finds out, there’s nothing simple about 1960 Las Vegas, especially when the woman you’re sent to save is a mobster’s wife.Jack is joined by Simon and Elizabeth Cross as he struggles to stay alive long enough to stop Susan’s murder and protect a very fragile timeline

Das Jahrhundertkind


Ralf Isau - 1999
    Camden's life mission is to oppose The Twilight Circlepica de un hombre contra fuerzas antiguas y poderosas.

Ferromancer


Becca Andre - 2017
    Each day is a new adventure, living the life she loves, running cargo on the Ohio & Erie Canal. That is, until her cousin decides to sell the family boat to finance a new business venture. He wants to build locomotives for the railroad—the very industry that could put the entire canal system out of business.Not one to give up without a fight, Briar does a little snooping into her cousin’s new business partner. When she gets a sneak peek at the locomotive plans, she suspects that the man is either a genius, or a ferromancer—one of the dreaded metal mages of Europe’s industrial revolution.Determined to reveal her suspicions, Briar takes the plans and heads for the newspaper office in Columbus, stealing the family boat in the process. Kidnapping her cousin’s handsome business partner wasn’t part of the plan, but when he shows up, demanding the return of his property, she can’t let him go. After all, if Briar can prove that the railroad is using ferromancy, she could save more than her boat. She could save her way of life.

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.

Knife Dance


Megan Whalen Turner - 2017
    Exclusively found in the 2017 paperback version of The Queen of Attolia.