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Secrets of The Tally
Halie Fewkes - 2015
In her survival-oriented world, people are hunted by vicious predators and it quickly becomes clear that they are specifically hunting her. Allie's friends and sister have no insight as to why she's a target, and her only clue is a list of tally marks she finds tucked away, detailing how many lives she's saved and how many deaths she's caused. Judging by the amount of ink slashed across the page and the fact that nobody seems to know about it, Allie knows she used to have secrets that need to be recovered. Without knowing whom to trust, she finds herself drawn to a new stranger in the caves they call home, and even though he won't talk about his own past, he's ready to help Allie recover hers. The problem now is that Allie's instinct to survive is the only thing strong enough to bring her memories back. Flashes of her old self will only surface to save her from life threatening danger, so if she wants to avoid living as an echo of her former self, danger is what she must seek.
Disney Descendants Yearbook
Walt Disney Company - 2015
evil. Descendants Yearbook is your very own collection of behind-the-scenes photos from the live-action movie set and notes from your favorite Descendants characters--the villainous kids Mal, Evie, Jay, Carlos and the rest of the good kids at Auradon Prep. Designed just like a real yearbook, Descendants fans can relive the highs and lows of a magical school year--from new students and nail-biting action on the tourney field to Family Day and an unforgettable coronation with a new King. Special features include in-depth student profiles, hilarious campus candids, shocking future predictions, fun polls, quizzes, and more. Go Fighting Knights!The Descendants will be played by some of the biggest Disney stars of today including Dove Cameron (Mal, daughter of Maleficent), Booboo Stewart (Jay, son of Jafar), Sofia Carson (Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen), Cameron Boyce (Carlos De Vil, son of Cruella De Vil) and Tony-Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth playing the role of Maleficent.
The Thorn Queen
Elise Holland - 2018
Now it waits for war—divided and bound by strict rules. So when twelve-year-old Meylyne falls from a tree onto Glendoch’s sickly prince, she must flee or face imprisonment in the Shadow-Cellars. The only way she may return home is with a cure for the prince’s peculiar disease.Convinced she will perish, Meylyne and her companions embark on their journey—and before they know it, they are knee-deep in a plot to sink Glendoch into shadow, like other worlds before it. Poisoned guardians, cursed wizards, and cunning witch-spirits bound into wands are just some of the dangers that dot the way of their travels.And behind it all is the Thorn Queen. Mysteriously magnetic (or murderously vengeful, depending on whose side you’re on), she is always one step ahead of them . . .
The Door to the Lost
Jaleigh Johnson - 2018
It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home.Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they've been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn't trust magic. Because magic doesn't die right away--it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it's beginning to poison people.Try as they might, Rook and Drift can't remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it's beginning to look like they're the only ones who can save their adopted world . . . if that world doesn't destroy them first.
The Iron Ring
Auston Habershaw - 2015
To add insult to injury, his mysterious rescuer took it upon himself to affix Tyvian with an iron ring that prevents the wearer from any evildoing.Revenge just got complicated.On his quest to get even, Tyvian navigates dark international conspiracies, dodges midnight assassins, and uncovers the plans of the ruthless warlord Banric Sahand—all while running from a Mage-Defender determined to lock him up. Tyvian will need to use every dirty trick in the book to avoid a painful and ignominious end, even as he discovers that sometimes even the world's most devious man needs a shoulder to lean on.
Gregory J. Downs - 2011
Among these, Gribly the thief is considered to be a rising force of destiny: he always wins, always gets what he wants, and never, ever gets caught. Most people think it's skill, and some think it's just dumb luck... but everyone is wrong. Gribly has a talent that no one knows about- not even the old gypsy who raised him. It's because of this talent that he's so good at burglary, and he makes sure no one knows his secret. Should it ever become known, he knows, his life would be imperiled... The Dunelord, ruler of Ymeer, will brook no equals. Gribly's talent makes him an equal, and that makes him a threat. This boy can control the power of sand... but even in a city built from it, that may not be enough.Into the scene stumbles a mysterious young messenger named Lauro. When Gribly finds him dying from exhaustion outside the city gates, Lauro claims he bears a message from Larion, King of Vastion in the south, to the Dunelord. Helping Lauro could be Gribly's way out of trouble... but do messengers carry royal swords? Do they control the power of the winds?Both lads soon realize the other has something to hide, but neither one knows the titanic role they will play in the world-shaking events that will soon grip Ymeer... and the entire continent of Vast.Become a legend... or die trying.
A Darkness of Dragons
S.A. Patrick - 2018
But there he meets Wren – a noble girl under a rat-shaped curse – and together they befriend Barver, a fearsome dracogriff, and set off on a grand adventure filled with sorcerers, dragons, bandits…and one very deadly enemy.From the depths of the Tiviscan dungeons to the highest peak of Gemspar Mountain, this stunning book reminds us of the soaring joy of adventure, the captivating danger of magic, and of the delight of finding friends in unexpected places.
Sisters of Glass
Naomi Cyprus - 2017
Two worlds. Only magic can bring them together, in this fantastical middle grade adventure for fans of the Descendants and School for Good and Evil series.Halan is a powerless princess. She is heir to the Magi Kingdom, a blazing desert land ruled by ancient magic. But unlike every royal before her, Halan has no magical powers of her own.Nalah is a powerful pauper. The glassblower’s daughter, she lives in the land of New Hadar, where magic is strictly outlawed. But Nalah has a powerful force growing within her—one she can’t always control.One girl fears magic, one worships it. But when a legendary mirror connects them, Nalah and Halan finally meet—and must work together to save their two worlds, before everything they know is shattered forever.
Jimmy Cajoleas - 2019
He’ll be better off with his daddy, a wandering soul and a local legend for his skills at Parsnit, a mysterious card game of magic, chance, and storytelling. But no sooner are Buddy and his pop reunited than some of Pop’s old enemies arrive to take him away. Boss Authority, the magical crime lord who has held the rivers in his grasp for years, is ready to collect on an old debt Buddy’s father owes.Now Buddy must set out on a dangerous rescue mission, learning to play Parsnit with the best of them as he goes. Because the stars are aligning for one last epic duel—one that will require a sticky-fingered ally, a lucky twist of fate, and the hand of a lifetime. And in this game, you’re only as strong as the story you tell.
Son of Soron
Robyn Wideman - 2015
But fate had something else in mind Soron and Velaina left the royal life behind, with all its intrigues and dangers, for the small village of Elderwood. For fourteen years, they lived a peaceful and simple life, until one day their son Nathan showed signs of possessing magical abilities, and all their plans were thrown into question. Before they could share their secret pasts with their son, a tragic series of missteps by an ambitious duke leads to tragedy. Nathan's quest finds him pitted against deadly bandits, vicious mythical creatures, and a northern king who will either kill him or call him grandson. Watch as the young boy leaves a sheltered childhood and enters into perilous adventures with life or death situations threatening his very existence.
The Swampling King
Ben S. Dobson - 2017
War draws near. Salvation lies in an old prophecy—and an older curse. Hungry demons roam the vast, sunless Swamp. To protect their people, swampling mages rely on a cursed blood magic that drives men mad. And for the crime of using it, the Storm Knights of the Nine Peaks hunt them relentlessly from sunlit mountain duchies, seeking to avenge a betrayal long past. But something is stirring in the dark, and change is coming. A warrior born to death and darkness, Zerill is willing to use whatever power she must to lead the swamplings into the light. Reluctant heir to the throne of the Peaks, Prince Josen finds himself doubting the righteousness of an endless crusade. In a time of chaos and confusion, the ambitious Duke Lenoden sees a chance to seize the influence he has long coveted. Monstrous demons called Deeplings creep out of the mist at night, attacking in numbers unseen for centuries. And from the unexplored reaches of the Swamp comes a boy with the eyes of an eagle, foretold by ancient prophecy, who may bring salvation—or doom. The Swampling King is book one of The Windwalker Legacy, an epic fantasy of desperate times, dark magic, and terrifying monsters in the tradition of George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson.
The Starthorn Tree
Kate Forsyth - 2002
With the young King of Estelliana mysteriously ill, the kingdom is placed under the harsh rule of a starkin regent, Lord Zavion. One day a hearthkin boy, Durrik, has a vision telling him that the regent is planning to kill the new king and take over Estelliana, and that he must go on a quest to find a cure for the King and save the kingdom. He and his best friend Pedrin set out on their journey and are soon joined by a noble girl, Lisandre, and a servant girl called Briony. On their travels they meet with soldiers, wildkin, pirates and monsters before they reach their final destination - the magic Starthorn Tree - which may hold the miraculous cure...
Blade of the Ghosts
Jonathan Moeller - 2015
Skilled with stealth and disguise, Caina is the unseen agent of the Emperor, working to maintain the peace and order of the Empire. When a scholar uncovers an ancient relic from the Empire's distant past, he unwittingly unearths dangerous secrets. Secrets that might destroy the Empire and kill Caina... ABOUT THE AUTHOR Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas. He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write THE GHOSTS sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE series of computer books, and numerous other works.
Fate of Wizardoms Boxed Set
Jeffrey L. Kohanek - 2020
Where wizards rule, magic reigns supreme.Power. The ambitious thirst for it. But when a power-hungry wizard lord seeks to expand his might, he triggers a series of events unforeseen.The balance of magic is altered, races of old return, and beasts of legend stalk the land.This tale follows a squad of misfit heroes:Jerrell "Jace" - A clever thief whose outrageous exploits force him to hide his identity.Rhoa - An acrobat whose obsession for revenge will reshape her destiny.Rawk - Outcast from his people, this dwarf struggles against urges he cannot control.Brogan - Once a renowned warrior, he labors beneath the weight of his regrets.Narine - A princess caught between her mad wizard lord father and jealous brother.Adyn - Trained as a lethal bodyguard, her purpose in life is to protect Narine.Blythe - Skilled in archery and woodcraft, she follows her heart, but where will it lead?Salvon - A mysterious storyteller who seems to know something about everything.These characters lead a compelling and memorable cast including ruthless wizards who vie for thrones able to grant the power of a god.How can one defeat a god? Books in this series average ~4.7 stars across 100 Amazon and 200 Goodreads reviews. Fate of Wizardoms is a reimagining of classic epic fantasy, told in a modern, fast-paced style packed with beloved genre tropes twisted in an uncommon fashion, perfect for fans of The Witcher, Kingkiller Chronicles, or Wheel of Time._____________________________________________This boxed set includes:Wizardoms: Eye of ObscuranceWizardoms: Balance of Magic Wizardoms: Temple of the Oracle Other books in the Fate of Wizardoms series:Book Four: Objects of Power - May 26, 2020Book Five: Rise of a Wizard Queen - July 9 2020Book Six: A Contest of Gods - August 25 2020