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The Binding


Kate Sparkes - 2014
    As the wife of a magistrate, mother to a good family, and an important member of the community, she's never had any reason to defy authority. But when the death of her infant daughter leaves her questioning her people’s beliefs about the origins and evils of magic, Lucilla is forced to defy the laws of God and man in order to save her next child from an unthinkable fate. (A Bound world short story)

The Court of the Faerie Queen: The River Witch Books 1-3


Helena Rookwood - 2018
    The fae have escaped into the mortal world. And Tabitha's the only one who can stop them... Set in post-technology Britain and based around Celtic myth, The Court of the Faerie Queen is a romantic fairytale adventure of a young woman’s quest to discover who she really is. The River Witch When strange monsters rise from the river to attack her people, Tabitha’s sent on a desperate journey to seek aid from the fabled Iron City.Armed with only the stone necklace her mother left her and a book of fairy tales, Tabitha faces a world full of dangers, both human and fae. When a trio of mischievous sprites and a handsome, charming wanderer offer to join her, Tabitha’s only too willing to accept their help.But Tabitha’s about to learn that not everyone is quite who they seem... The Iron Court Tabitha is confident that Lysander can help her find the fabled Iron City. With him by her side, she's sure they'll find the help she needs to defend her village from the fae.Lysander, on the other hand, is desperate to keep Tabitha from ever reaching the city. He's determined to hurry her as far away from the ruthless Iron Court as he possibly can.But neither of them knows that the Iron Court is already hunting them... The Queen's Court Tabitha's convinced that the answers she needs can only be found in the Otherworld. And when she and Lysander meet a mysterious, handsome faery who promises he can take them straight to the Queen's Court, it seems like all her wishes have come true.But it quickly turns out that the Kingdom of Faerie isn't quite what she expected it to be...Tabitha and Lysander don't know who or what to trust any more. And the closer they get to the Court of the Faerie Queen, the darker and more wicked Faerie seems to grow... If you enjoy Holly Black's dark faerie stories, the sense of adventure in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, and Juliet Marillier's romantic mythology, then you'll love the River Witch series. This omnibus edition includes the first three books in the River Witch series (The River Witch, The Iron Court, and The Queen's Court), plus exclusive content including a brand new map showing Tabitha's journey across Bretan, a guide to faerie etiquette, tips on defending yourself in case of a faerie invasion, a magical recipe for recreating Tabitha's river at home, and a sneak preview of the first few chapters in the fourth book in the series. Read the first three books now – free in Kindle Unlimited.

The Master's Chair


Mackenzie Morgan - 2010
    Long ago, magical and non-magical creatures lived together in harmony on both worlds, but as life on Earth evolved in the direction of science and technology, the use of magic deteriorated and soon magical creatures and sorcerers became the subject of myths and legends.Meanwhile magic flourished on Terah, and as sorcerers became more powerful, they became more influential, and soon they were the heads of government. The Council of Sorcerers became the ruling body, with the chairman, the Master Sorcerer, the highest position on Terah, a position that comes with tremendous responsibility and formidable enemies.When Master Sorcerer Badec realizes that his unborn son, Myron, will be his one and only heir, he protects the child by arranging for him to grow up on Earth. Myron is scheduled to be returned to Terah on his twenty-fifth birthday, at which time he’ll learn who he is and begin to study magic as well as everything else he’ll need to know in order to assume his role as Terah's next Master Sorcerer.For twenty-three years, things go as planned, and Myron goes about his life as Kevin, a typical nerd, who is more comfortable with computers than with people. Then Badec becomes quite ill and the decision is made to bring his son home early. One morning Kevin is an accountant living and working in Omaha, and the next he is in the middle of a field with six complete strangers, surrounded by huge stones and a forest. Before the day is out, Kevin learns that he is actually a sorcerer named Myron and that he’s next in line for the Master’s Chair. While he’s still reeling from that bit of information, he finds out that due to his father’s illness, he has a little less than one year to learn enough about sorcery to be able to defend his life and chair against sorcerers who have been practicing their craft longer than he’s been alive.Welcome to Terah.

Shadow and Bone: Chapters 1-5


Leigh Bardugo - 2012
    Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

The Withering Palace


Alexia Purdy - 2014
    Hidden in this vast area, Aveta, the future queen of the Unseelie Army, perfects her gifts over lifetimes. Learning that magic isn’t the only way to manipulate the world around her, this naive girl grows into a woman of strength and cunning, ultimately becoming one of the most feared leaders in Faerie.

Gifted Apprentice


Nicholas A. Rose - 2011
    * Sallis ti Ath lies seriously ill and only a touch-healer, usually the preserve of the wealthy, can save his life. But when Elvallon heals the sick boy, he reveals that Sallis is Gifted, one of the few born to touch the power that allows the universe to exist. But the boy's skills turn out very differently from anything Elvallon expected. * Novella of 24 thousand words. Sequel: "Gifted Hunter"

Touched by Magic


Doranna Durgin - 1996
    Almost gone from Keland when he was born, there is no trace of it left by the time he patrols the Keep lands as an elite King's Wolf. Magic has never been a part of Reandn's life . Until the people under his care start dying. Until the threat extends to his family--and then turns on him. Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they don't care what--or who--is destroyed in the process. But Reandn does.

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.

A Storm of Silver and Ash


Marion Blackwood - 2019
    She's known as a master thief and a lethal knife-wielder - some even say she has the skills of an assassin. All of it is true. She's also a sarcastic smartmouth with the social graces of a bull. You will find her running across rooftops, sneaking in the shadows, and breaking into houses. That is, if she's not busy getting ambushed and blackmailed into a seemingly impossible mission. Grudgingly caught in a dangerous power struggle, the Oncoming Storm must leave behind the world she knows and maneuver through scheming assassins, calculating elves, and desperate royals. Before her adventure is over, she will have loved, saved, killed, and double-crossed those around her. The only question is, who? The clock is ticking, and before time runs out, the Oncoming Storm must decide who to trust and who to betray…

The First Queen


Breeana Puttroff - 2015
    It's even harder when you're about to be the first ruling queen your kingdom has ever had -- and you grew up in an entirely different world. But somehow, Quinn and William will figure things out together. The First Queen is a short story (around 10,000 words/40 pages) of some fun moments surrounding Quinn's coronation and her early marriage. NOTE: The novella comes between Blooms of Consequence (Dusk Gate Chronicles, #4) and A Christmas Rose (Dusk Gate Chronicles, #4.5), for fans of the series. I hope you enjoy this little taste of series history in preparation for the release of Book Seven.

Weeping Willow - Part Two


Sandra Madera - 2011
    Jailed as an abomination to the Elven race due to her unnatural creation, Willow struggles to understand the dynamics of this new world and wonders who she can trust in order to gain her freedom once more. However, the prophecy of her kind is clear... She must put an end to the race wars, uniting two kingdoms, but only if she can survive the wrath of a powerful king.

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith (Ewan Pendle Book 1)


Shaun Hume - 2012
    Hume does a MAGNIFICENT job of building a completely different world ... " - Fire and Rain Books "It was a GREAT read!" - Amazon Reviewer "Ewan Pendle is a wonderful epic fantasy that’s perfect for Harry Potter withdrawals!" - AUTHOR Kayla Krantz "When’s the next one out???" - Amazon Reviewer "This is a DAMN good book!" - Amazon Reviewer "Get lost in a world like no other - A multilayered, intricate and intriguing read!" - Amazon Reviewer Ewan Pendle was weird. Really weird. At least, that's what everyone told him. Then again, being able to see monsters that no one else could wasn't exactly normal. Thinking he has been moved off to live with his eleventh foster family, Ewan is instead told he is a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who can alone see the real Creatures which inhabit the earth. He is taken in by Enola, the mysterious sword carrying Grand Master of Firedrake Lyceum, a labyrinth of halls and rooms in the middle of London where other children, just like Ewan, go to learn the ways of the Creatures. But Ewan doesn’t have long to settle in to his new surroundings, as he meets Mathilde, an off the wall girl who befriends him, and shows Ewan what it’s like to be a true Lenitnes. They soon team up with Enid too, a sullen but tough pirate girl, who is even more of an outsider than Ewan. Together, the three of them get swept into a plot to assassinate the Queen, Ewan and his new friends following their noses to try and catch a killer. And with the ghastly white wraith becoming more and more prevalent in the night skies, danger seems to lurk around almost every corner ... MORE PRAISE for Ewan Pendle ... " ... it WILL BE Harry Potter of the new, younger generations!" - Goodreads review "I loved this book. I was a huge Harry Potter fan (and my 9-year-old son is a huge fan) and I was a bit disappointed when the series ended. All other books that were written in a similar fashion to Harry Potter, I found boring and unoriginal. That is until ... Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith. I was instantly transported to a world, while similar to Harry Potter in ways, it was also very original." - Amazon Reviewer "I hope there's more to come because Hume has written some great characters tucked into a vivid world!" - artisticbent.org

Lark's Quest


Barbara Cool Lee - 2012
    Now she is Lark y Ariane, the most powerful—and hated—of the Silver Isle's magical warrior women, whose skill with sword and sorcery make her unbeatable in battle.Fifteen years ago he was Raven yr Griffon, the idealistic prince who became a hero to the poor when he championed their secret religion of equality and peace over the nobles' faith in wealth and power. Now he is Raven the Innkeeper, a bitter and crippled man who believes in nothing, and wants only to be left alone.When they meet, they—and the Silver Isle—will be changed forever.Lark's Quest (The Deeds of the Ariane Novellas #1) is the first in the continuing series of novellas chronicling the fate of the Silver Isle.The Deeds of the Ariane novellas won the Central Florida Romance Writers' Touch of Magic Award and the San Francisco RWA's Heart to Heart Contest. They have also finaled in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association's Zola Award, the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter's On the Far Side Awards, the Golden Network's Golden Pen, the FTHRW Golden Gateway, and the MORWA Gateway to the Best, among others.

The Faerie Girl and Other Tales


Anthea Sharp - 2018
    Approx 210 pages

Ascension: The Complete Trilogy


Justin DePaoli - 2018
     After stumbling upon an ancient rune in a dark cave, Corina Vyliss is awarded with immense power. And a death sentence. To stay alive, she'll have to defeat an immortal emperor possessed by the voice of God, rout armies empowered by terrifying sorcery, and outwit conniving deities vying for the future of the world. Those might be tall tasks for anyone, but Corina is a Possessor. And there hasn't been one of those in the world for centuries. Until now.