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Rise of Earth by Wendy Knight
Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party: Volume 1
Udon Kamono - 2020
That is, until he drew Mapping—a rare skill with practically no purpose. In other words, it’s trash. This kicks off a vicious spiral for Note, who plummets further and further into the depths of self-loathing despair when Miya leaves him. He now spends his days drinking away his earnings, wondering how things might have been different if only he’d pulled a better skill... But little does he know his trash-tier skill is about to score him an invite to a top-tier adventuring party! Note’s now determined to find his way through life—and a dungeon!—in order to make something of himself.
J.N. Chaney - 2020
Steel. Blood. Victory.The Earth’s navy is left drifting among the stars as Nyctus ships swarm, their purpose unknown as they continue their advance, burning one system after another.Humanity's extinction seems inevitable.But on one of the forgotten worlds, a boy is left behind, and he holds a talent unlike anything the galaxy has ever known.Thorn Stellers is a mage, made to lead and fight. With a renegade division of warriors at his side, and with weapons far different from those of old Earth, Thorn stands a chance at standing up to humanity's enemies. For these mage-soldiers, armed with power that had once been thought the stuff of legend, the outcome is no longer certain.Each Starcaster has a talent—except for Thorn, who has many. With his childhood companion Kira Wixcombe, he’ll confront a threat from beyond the stars, meeting them in the darkness with a light born of magic... and a lust for revenge.Is his power enough? Or is Earth a forgotten memory, lost forever to history?
Warrior: Monster Slayer
Sam Ryder - 2018
Bed goddesses. Level up.Rule the world.Sam Ryder's life already sucks and it's about to get worse when he's fired from his dead-end job as a programmer. He's about to head home to escape into his favorite RPG, Alien Civilization, when he's offered a thrill-ride on a death machine (AKA motorcycle) by a gorgeous woman straight out of one of his games.Before Sam can say "WTF?" he's been whisked away to a dark world of monsters and goddesses, his body transformed from Outcast to Warrior, the second Level on a ladder that may eventually carry him all the way to Demigod.Trapped in this horrifying world, Sam must find a way to reignite the dwindling army of Warriors before the legions of monsters breach the ward shields that have protected the Three goddesses for centuries. His best chance is to reach the next level: Protector.Disclaimer: This book has monster slaying, cursing, heavy violence, and a bunch of exotic goddesses and alien women. The novel is not meant for people under the age of 18.
Lisa Cassidy - 2016
And the longer she stays, the more she discovers about the terrible secrets that hide her true past—secrets that challenge everything she’s ever believed in.Outside DarkSkull Hall, mages are disappearing without a trace, and an uneasy peace begins to crack, threatening the beloved home she yearns to return to. Alyx’s long-buried magic might be enough to save them all… if she can learn to master it.Read DarkSkull Hall and dive into the breathtaking young adult fantasy world of The Mage Chronicles...
K.S. Villoso - 2018
Raised to be honest, upright, and true, his own ideals clash with the mercenaries' shaky morals. His problems take a turn for the worst when he falls into a trap set by Roena Blackwood.The eldest of Duke Iorwin's daughters, Roena is adamant that life can only go her way. A high priest's prophecy causes her to rethink her options and take the path less travelled: that of a travelling mercenary. But killing monsters and saving villages can only get interesting for so long. Luc and Roena find themselves in a twisted plot concocted by none other than the merchant Ylir yn Garr. Together, they must learn to set aside their differences and work together to prevent disaster, even if it means confronting what they ran away from in the first place.
Her Majesty’s Swarm: Volume 1
616th Special Information Battalion - 2018
One day, she finds herself in a world similar to the one in the game; additionally, her body is now that of a fourteen-year-old girl. While things are a bit different from how they were in the game, one element has remained the same: she is the leader of the Arachnea. The insects under her control, collectively known as the Swarm, praise her and implore her to lead them to victory.In order to survive, she raises her Swarm and forms friendly relations with the elves of the neighboring forest. But after a slaver traveling through the forest murders one of her Swarm and the nearby kingdom's knights burn down the elven village and massacre its people, she prepares to launch her counterattacks in the name of revenge.However, revenge is merely a pretense for attacking the countries of this world. Her command is masterful and severe, as one who has played the game in real life...
Devon Monk - 2015
But they hadn't meant to die, be reborn, break magic, save the world, and kill a few psychopaths along the way, either. The one thing they had meant to do was to seal magic away so it could never be used to kill again. When a string of dead bodies–people killed by magic–appear throughout Portland, Oregon, Shame and Terric must scramble to uncover who broke the locks on magic and how.Before Terric’s sister becomes the next target. Before the Russian mob locks them in their sights. Before the question of who can control magic is decided by bullets and blood.
Ludwig Tieck - 1812
Tieck's transition to Romanticism is seen in the series of plays and stories published under the title Volksmarchen von Peter Lebrecht (1797), a collection which contains the admirable fairy-tale Der Blonde Eckbert, and the witty dramatic satire on Berlin literary taste, Der Gestiefelte Kater. With his school and college friend Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773-1798), he planned the novel Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen (1798), which, with Wackenroder's Herzensergiessungen (1798), was the first expression of the romantic enthusiasm for old German art. His writings between 1798 and 1804 include the satirical drama, Prinz Zerbino (1799), and Romantische Dichtungen (1799-1800). The latter contains Tieck's most ambitious dramatic poems, which were followed in 1804 by the remarkable "comedy" in two parts, Kaiser Oktavianus. These dramas, in which Tieck's poetic powers are to be seen at their best, are typical plays of the first Romantic school.
The Scepter of Xarbaal
Brian D. Anderson - 2016
Ruled by the Sorcerer King, Zemel, who believes himself to be invincible. And with a weapon created in the pits of hell by the god of death he might well be. The ancient Scepter of Xarbaal harnesses a magic capable of shattering the very foundations of the world. But such power is borne at a cost. Those who dare test their will against its ancient evil are doomed to madness. Before the Sorcerer King can raze his entire kingdom to the ground, those closest to him risk everything by betraying him. They steal the scepter, hoping to release him from its insidious influence. But for Zemel there is no such salvation.Driven to the edge of madness by a need for vengeance against those who have wronged him and a thirst for fire and death that no amount of war can slake, the Sorcerer King is willing to tear the world asunder to recover his lost treasure. Paranoia means that Zemel trusts no one, but there is enough of the old king left inside his mind to still respect one man: Akiri.The Dul' Buhar are the deadliest of warriors, gifted extraordinary skills through the dark magic of their king, and Akiri is the greatest of them. His mind is as lethal as a steel trap, his blade twice as deadly. Born into a life of constant battle, he is unlike any man... which might just be his salvation. But if he succeeds on the mad king's quest Akiri could bring about the death of the world.
Shift of Shadow and Soul
Hilary Thompson - 2017
When Corentine learns she possesses some of the forbidden Shifter magic, she must hide her power or risk the same death her twin suffered.Raised to trust no-one, she rejects the General’s son Sy, until she realizes his family secrets might be the key to unlocking hers. When his brother turns against them, they are forced to fight family to save what’s left of their home, or accept banishment to find a new future.If Coren and Sy can’t convince their people to accept the light of Shifter magic, the growing Shadow will ruin everyone’s chance of freedom.Travel this richly imagined world with a diverse cast that readers have compared to fantasy favorites like Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo.Sulit WitchWeshen ShifterUmbren ShadowWhen dark meets light, will all become Shadow?Buy Shift of Shadow and Soul today to find out which magic will win!
Star Mage Exile
J.J. Green - 2018
She’s also a mage. Carina would love to use her mage powers when she fights. If only life were that simple. In her part of the galaxy, mages live in fear of discovery. Slavery and torture are the best they can expect.So when a young boy is kidnapped and Carina embarks on a suicidal mission to save his life, she faces a terrible decision. For the rescue plan to succeed, she must Cast. But if she does, it could mean the end of everything for her.Star Mage Exile is the prequel to the dark, exciting space fantasy, Star Mage Saga.
Sneak Peek - Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi - 2017
Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.