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The King of Ys: Book 3 - Dahut by Poul Anderson
Morgan Llywelyn - 1993
It is the story of Earth and her elements, and of the men and women whose fate lies in her hands. . . . Water. The ice caps melt, the seas rise, and Kesair, a woman of Atlantis, leads a handful of survivors on a desperate search for land – and a new beginning.Fire. All the world centers around the empire of Crete, where Meriones, a humble musician, performs before the mighty in their palaces. Until the land shakes, the volcano speaks with a voice of fire, and Meriones finds his life changed forever.Earth. Old beyond imagining, the Earth knows neither hate nor pity. And from Annie Murphy, a strong-willed New England housewife, it demands a sacrifice both unexpected and irrevocable.Air. The ozone dwindles, and the forests dies, a new plague walks the world. And on a day just after tomorrow, thousands of years after Kesair’s struggle, another small party of survivors, led by George Burningfeather, comes together on a desolate Indian reservation. As the ice melts and the sea rises once more, they fight one last battle for the Earth – for mankind and hope.The Elementals is the epic, ongoing tale of humanity’s turbulent relationship with the Earth – as only Morgan Llywelyn could tell it.
Conan The Hero
Leonard Carpenter - 1989
Yet his enemies are not only those he can see.The intrigues of the powerful court eunuchs reach south from Imperial Aghrapur, and the plottings of generals who would sit on the throne, and even the conjurings of his own mind, will be turned against him.Only one man could survive. Only one man could triumph. Only Conan the Hero
Pamela Sargent - 1980
If she can successfully resolve it she will join the Net of her village, but if she fails, her life will be spent with the feared Merged Ones. Confused and torn between worlds near and far, Daiya harbors a secret of her people, and must find a way to move beyond her discoveries to a safe place where she can survive.
Katherine Kurtz - 1970
To be Deryni in a land ruled by the all-powerful Church is to be branded an outcast. But now, young Prince Kelson is about to assume the throne after the mysterious death of his father. He must be told of his magical heritage. For his legacy is being challenged by a woman who does not hesitate to lay full claim to her Deryni powers. And to face her in magical combat, Kelson must learn a lifetime’s worth of magic in a few short days.If he loses, he dies as his father did. And if he wins, he is King—but all the world will know that he is also Deryni…
The Devil in a Forest
Gene Wolfe - 1976
Mark finds himself torn between his hero worship for charming highwayman Wat and his growing suspicion of Wat's cold savagery. And Mother Cloot, who may have sorcerous powers, works in equally suspicious ways--perhaps for evil, perhaps for good.
Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero
Dan Abnett - 2009
Adventurer. Fighter. Drinker.Saviour?Pratchett goes swashbuckling in the hotly anticipated original fiction debut of the multi-million selling Warhammer star.Triumff is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day … a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure.
Andrew Caldecott - 2017
Some say they are the golden generation; some say the devil's spawn. But everyone knows they are something to be revered - and feared.Four and a half centuries on, cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I and still bound by its ancient laws, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.Then an Outsider arrives, a man of unparallelled wealth and power, enough to buy the whole of Rotherweird - deeply buried secrets and all...
The Riders of the Sidhe
Kenneth C. Flint - 1984
Rescued by sea-god Manannan MacLir, Lugh is sent into Eire on a mission: to aid the Tuatha de Darnann, enslaved by monstrous pirates called Fomor.Lugh boldly invades the Fomor headquarters, a Tower of Glass, and discovers that the Fomor are the ones who destroyed his home. Through intrigues, battles, and the help of odd, new friends, Lugh challenges the Fomor and their giant, armored leader: Balor One-Eye.Manannan supplies Lugh with the Riders, a magical warrior troop. In a final confrontation, the Formor hold on the Dananns is broken. Balor and Tower of Glass, however, are still a threat.The Riders of the Sidhe is Book One of "The Gods of Eire" trilogy, an epic retelling of Celtic legend, filled with fire and magic of the ancient bards.
Assassin's Creed: Renaissance
Oliver Bowden - 2009
To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. To his allies, Ezio will become a force for change, fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat.
Robert Charles Wilson - 1998
To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalism, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine...to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe. Darwinia is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.