Angelmaker (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Nick Harkaway

A Wall road Journal and Booklist top secret of 2012
A Best technology Fiction e-book of 2012 -- The Guardian
GeekDad's top grownup Fiction of 2012 --

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times ebook Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award

A rollicking romp of a undercover agent mystery from the acclaimed writer of The Gone-Away World.
Joe Spork fixes clocks. He has grew to become his again on his father’s legacy as one in all London’s flashiest and strongest gangsters and goals to reside a quiet lifestyles. Edie Banister retired some time past from her occupation as a British undercover agent. She spends her days with a cantankerous previous pug for corporation. that's, till Joe maintenance a very strange clockwork mechanism, inadvertently triggering a Nineteen Fifties doomsday desktop. His once-quiet lifestyles is without warning overrun via mad clergymen who worship John Ruskin, psychopathic serial killers, mad geniuses and dastardly villains. at the upside, he catches the attention of vivid and brassy Polly, a girl with adequate smarts to get somebody out of a sticky situation. In order to save the world and defeat the nefarious forces threatening it, Joe needs to support Edie entire a project she deserted years in the past, and he needs to summon the braveness to pick up his father’s outdated gun and join the fight.

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By Scarlett Thomas

PopCo tells the tale of Alice Butler-a subversively clever lady in our commercial-soaked international who grows from recluse orphan to burgeoning vigilante, buttressed by way of secret, codes, math, and the feel her grandparents gave her that she may switch the area.

Alice-slight introvert, crossword compositor- works at PopCo, a globally winning and somewhat sinister toy corporation. Lured via their CEO to a suggestion Camp out at the moors, PopCo's creatives needs to invent the final word product for teenage women. in the meantime, Alice gets extraordinary, encrypted messages she suspects relate to her grandfather's interpreting of a centuries-old manuscript that many-including her long-disappeared father-believe ends up in buried treasure. Its key, she's definite, is engraved at the necklace she's been donning considering the fact that she was once ten. utilizing the abilities she discovered from her grandparents and instructing us points of cryptanalysis, Alice discovers the resource of those creepy codes. Will this lead her to the mysterious treasure or one other, much more conscientiously guarded mystery?

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Odinn's Child: The Heroes of the North Live On (Viking Trilogy) (No. 1)

By Tim Severin

In 1001, the younger baby, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the fortunate and Thorgunna, arrives at the beaches of Greenland to be mentioned by way of a tender woman—Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless personality of quicksilver intelligence and flexibility. He has inherited his mother’s skill of moment sight, and his mentors train him the traditional methods and warn him of the invasion of the “White Christ” into the land of the “Old Gods.” Guided by way of a stressed quest for event and the wanderlust of his favourite god, Odinn, Thorgils’ fortunes will take him into worlds of incredible threat and discovery.

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Sunrise Alley

By Catherine Asaro

She was once working from a ruthless legal followed by way of an individual greater than human...When the shipwrecked stranger washed up, approximately drowned, at the seashore close to learn scientist Samantha Brytons domestic, she used to be unaware that he used to be anything greater than human: an scan carried out via Charon, a infamous legal and practitioner of unlawful robotics and android learn. the fellow stated his identify was once Turner Pascalbut Pascal used to be useless, killed in a automobile ruin. Then she came across that Charon was once experimenting with copying the minds of people into android brains, implanted in human our bodies to flee detection, making plans to make his personal military of slaves that might stick with his orders with no query. Samantha and Turner quick chanced on themselves at the run around the state, pursued by means of the main ruthless legal of the twenty-first century. In desperation, Samantha determined to hunt support from dawn Alley, an underground association of AIs that had long past rogue. yet those cybernetic outlaws have been rumored to have their very own hidden schedule, no longer unavoidably congruent with humanitys welfare, and Samantha feared that her purely wish might turn out forlorn...

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The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer)

By Brent Weeks

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The Black Prism...

Gavin Guile is demise.

He'd suggestion he had 5 years left--now he has below one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who could have discovered his darkest mystery, Gavin has difficulties on each facet. All magic on the planet is working wild and threatens to ruin the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the outdated gods are being reborn, and their military of colour wights is unstoppable. the one salvation could be the brother whose freedom and lifestyles Gavin stole 16 years in the past.

The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The damaged Eye
The Blood Mirror

For extra from Brent Weeks, fee out:
Night Angel
The method of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

Night Angel: the total Trilogy (omnibus)

Perfect Shadow: an evening Angel Novella (e-only)
The method of Shadows: The photograph Novel

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Area 7 (Scarecrow Series)

By Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly dazzled the area along with his electrifying thrillers Ice Station and Temple. And now, Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield returns along with his such a lot harrowing and explosive event but. . .


It is America's so much mystery base, hidden deep within the Utah wilderness, an Air strength set up identified purely as quarter 7. And this day, it has a customer - the President of the us. He has come to examine zone 7, to ascertain its secrets and techniques for himself. yet he'll get greater than he bargained for in this journey. simply because adverse forces are ready inside.

Among the President's helicopter workforce, despite the fact that, is a tender Marine. he's quiet, enigmatic, and he hides his eyes at the back of a couple of silver sun shades. His identify is Schofield. Call-sign: Scarecrow. Rumor has it, he is an excellent guy in a typhoon. Judging by way of what the President has simply walked into, he'd larger be. . .

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The Coming Storm

By Valerie Douglas

Elon of Aerilann, Elven consultant to the excessive King of fellows, helped negotiate the treaty among his humans, Dwarves, and males. He all of sudden unearths that fragile truce threatened from with out through an unknown enemy and from inside of by way of outdated hatreds and prejudice. by way of his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth, and the Elven archer Jalila, he searches for the resource of the threat.

To protect the alliance, even though, Elon should choose from responsibility and his Elven honor...

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The Demon King (Seven Realms, Book 1)

By Cinda Williams Chima

Times are challenging within the mountain urban of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do virtually something to eke out a dwelling for himself, his mom, and his sister Mari.  sarcastically, the only factor of worth he has is whatever he can’t sell.  for so long as Han can bear in mind, he’s worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes.  They’re sincerely magicked—as he grows, they develop, and he’s by no means been capable of get them off.  

While out looking in the future, Han and his extended family pal, Dancer seize 3 younger wizards surroundings hearth to the sacred mountain of Hanalea.   After a disagreement, Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the excessive Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it opposed to them.  Han quickly learns that the amulet has an evil history—it as soon as belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who approximately destroyed the area a millennium ago.  With a mystical piece that robust at stake, Han is familiar with that the Bayars will cease at not anything to get it back.  

Meanwhile, Raisa ana’Marianna, Princess inheritor of the Fells, has her personal battles to fight.  She’s simply again to court docket after three years of relative freedom together with her father’s relations at Demonai camp – driving, searching, and dealing the well-known extended family markets.  Although Raisa becomes eligible for marriage after her 16th name-day, she isn't looking ahead to buying and selling in her logic and new talents for etiquette tutors and stuffy events.  

Raisa desires to be greater than an decoration in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanalea—the mythical warrior queen who killed the Demon King and kept the realm. however it appears like her mom has different plans for her--plans that include a suitor who is going opposed to every little thing the Queendom stands for.

The Seven nation-states will tremble whilst the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this attractive new page-turner from bestselling writer Cinda Williams Chima.

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The Hour of the Gate (The Spellsinger Adventures)

By Alan Dean Foster

Marooned in one other universe, a tender American musician leads a motley military in conflict opposed to an enemy that threatens to break their international and ours Jon-Tom simply desired to pass domestic. Trapped in a global the place animals converse and magic is genuine, the yankee university scholar yearned for a normal dorm-room lifestyles. yet the following his song has magical power-even if he cannot regulate it-which are able to retailer the area from the military of the Plated folks, whose sinister queen plans on killing and consuming each warm-blooded mammal she will be able to get her pincers on and taking up their lands. the nice conflict is coming, and Jon-Tom, whose posse contains a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a dirty brain, needs to elevate a military to struggle it. to discover allies they need to make an most unlikely trip, throughout mountains and rivers not anyone has ever handed prior to. Survival might be a miracle-but Jon-Tom isn't any usual musician.

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Island of Silence (The Unwanteds)

By Lisa McMann

The moment booklet within the middle-grade dystopian fable sequence that Kirkus stories calls “The starvation video games meets Harry Potter,” through New York instances bestselling writer Lisa McMann.

Following the life-altering occasions on the end of The Unwanteds, the stark international of Quill and the paranormal haven of Artimé at the moment are domestic to whoever desires to stay there, whether or not they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.

In Artimé, Alex Stowe and his acquaintances proceed to hone their inventive magical spells whereas welcoming newbies, puzzling over how lengthy this peace among Quill and Artimé will final. Alex is shocked whilst Mr. this present day involves him with a truly certain request—one Alex questions his readiness for, until eventually conditions provide a dramatic answer.

And again in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex’s dual, faces a truly assorted direction. Devastated by way of his lack of prestige after Justine’s defeat and seething with rage towards Alex, Aaron is stealthily making plans his revenge and go back to power.

Alex and Aaron’s separate tales continue with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a gorgeous climax that elevates sibling contention to epic proportions and leaves the destiny of either worlds putting within the stability.

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