Ravenshade (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is #3): (Elfhunter Trilogy) (Volume 3)

By C.S. Marks

No warfare actually ends with the final battle... Gorgon Elfhunter–defeated, disheartened, desperate–has by no means given himself over to the need of one other. Gaelen Taldin–reluctant Elven warrior–fights to save lots of her sanity, her humans, and her global. Lord Kotos–Persuader, Beguiler, Deceiver–ancient and lethal agent of a better evil, faces what could be his such a lot daunting problem. within the ultimate bankruptcy of the Elfhunter trilogy, destiny activates the result of a crafty gambit as outdated as Evil itself. while conceitedness blinds notion whilst obsession conquers cause whilst the urge to kill is greater than the desire to live... ...who is the true enemy? The ultimate conflict is within.

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Renegades of Gor

The maritime ubarate of Cos, together with her allies, is mounting an assault on Ar on fronts, from the south with a tremendous invasion strength, and within the north with an expeditionary strength besieging Ar's Station, Ar's base of energy within the enormous arable basin of Gor's mightiest river, the Vosk. Dietrich of Tarnburg, a mercenary, has seized Torcodino within the south, with its shops of army provides, to briefly halt the march of Cos on Ar, to shop for Ar time to arrange for her safeguard. Cabot has introduced letters from Dietrich to the regent of Ar, Gnieus Lelius, apprising him of the city's chance and the placement at Torcodino, and he has, in flip, been entrusted with letters from the regent to be brought to the besieged Ar's Station. In advantage of treason in Ar, her major forces were drawn clear of town and are actually are wintering at Holmesk. therefore Ar is considerably defenseless and Ar's Station is deserted. At Ar's Station, Cabot, betrayed through the very missives he conveyed, is arrested as a undercover agent. within the destruction wrought in Ar's Station by way of siege engines, Cabot escapes his imprisonment. Shall he then flee Ar's Station, making his strategy to freedom―through its miseries and desolations, its ruins and flames―or shall he stay, to safeguard, as he can, to the loss of life, if desire be, her weakened, betrayed, ravenous defenders, those that were his very captors?

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Sethra Lavode (The Viscount of Adrilankha)

By Steven Brust

She's the oldest individual within the Dragaeran Empire, an army genius and grasp of sorcery whose personal tale stretches again to ahead of the sunrise of heritage. She's Sethra Lavode, the undead Enchantress of Dzur Mountain. Now, after an extended absence, she's again to take an energetic position within the Empire's affairs—and the affairs of Khaavren, Pel, Tazendra, Aerich, and all their neighbors and relations.
 
Since the day Adron's catastrophe lowered Dragaera urban to a barren sea of amorphia, the Empire has been in ruins. The Emperor is long past, in addition to the Orb that was once either his badge of place of work and the resource of the mystical energy that during former instances used to be virtually a public software. alternate has collapsed. Brigands rule the roads. Plagues sweep during the inhabitants. And an bold Dragonlord has moved to rebuild the Empire—in his personal identify, of course.
 
Unknown to him, Sethra Lavode has already helped the Phoenix Zerika, real inheritor to the throne, retrieve the Orb from the trails of the useless. Sethra ability to work out Zerika at the throne. yet making it so will entail a climactic conflict of sorcery and fingers.
 
Sethra Lavode, ebook 3 of The Viscount of Adrilankha, is an epic fantasy—told with all of the swashbuckling aptitude for which Steven Brust is known.

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Stone Maiden

By Ann Aguirre

So opens this notable first novel, a brand new myth within the unique storytelling culture of stories from the Thousand and One Nights. Muir is a slave, the bottom of the low. but hers is a magic nice adequate to shake the earth, nice adequate to topple kings from their thrones … even perhaps nice sufficient to unfastened the gods from their historical prisons—if in simple terms she will be able to unfastened herself first

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Savages

By K. J. Parker

An unnamed guy wakes to discover himself dealing with the lack of every little thing that issues such a lot to him. opposed to all odds, he escapes together with his lifestyles and heads out into the turbulence of the broader international, recreating himself, step-by-step, as he is going along.

That wider global is ruled through an empire that has existed for many years in a nation of close to perpetual conflict. a bunch of colourful characters may help to form the future of the empire, and its continually transferring array of allies and adversaries; between them, a grasp army strategist, a former pacifist who inherits his father's moribund hands enterprise, a stunning forger and a truly fortunate counterfeiter. each one of them, including corrupt bureaucrats and the nomadic 'savages' of the identify, performs a component in a progressively unfolding drama of clash and conquest performed for the top of stakes.

A tale of battle, politics, intrigue, deception, and survival, Savages is a highly formidable, convincingly targeted novel that's very unlikely to put aside. full of schemes, counter-schemes, unexpected reversals of fortune, and brilliantly defined money owed of complicated army encounters, it's, by means of any degree, a unprecedented leisure, the paintings of a author whose ambition, diversity, and sheer narrative energy have by no means been extra completely on demonstrate.

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Honored Enemy (Legends of the Riftwar, Book 1)

By Raymond E. Feist, William R. Forstchen

In the frozen northlands of the embattled realm of Midkemia, destiny can shape unusual alliances.

It is 9 lengthy, bloody years into the continued Riftwar that's tearing Midkemia asunder. Having survived a disastrous come across with their sworn enemy, the Tsurani, Dennis Hartraft's chilly, hungry, and exhausted Marauders arrive at a frontier garrison—at a similar time as a Tsurani patrol. yet a extra devastating chance is living in the stronghold: moredhel, a migrating horde of darkish elves so lethal and harsh that the single wish for survival is that if sour enemies band jointly and struggle as one.

Now opposed teams needs to make their method to freedom, dealing with a typical foe, braving the cruel parts, and haunted through the voice of sense of right and wrong challenging, "what is extra vital, a man's existence . . . or his honor?"

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The Scar

By China Miéville

A mythmaker of the top order, China Miéville has emblazoned the myth novel with clean language, startling pictures, and wonderful originality. Set within the related sprawling international of Miéville’s Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido road Station, this most modern epic introduces a complete new forged of interesting characters and stunning creations.

Aboard an enormous seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their our bodies remade into ugly organic oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of recent Crobuzon. however the trip isn't really theirs on my own. they're joined by means of a handful of tourists, each one with a cause of fleeing town. between them is Bellis Coldwine, a popular linguist whose prone as an interpreter furnish her passage—and get away from terrible punishment. For she is associated with Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin, the intense renegade scientist who has unwittingly unleashed a nightmare upon New Crobuzon.

For Bellis, the plan is obvious: dwell one of the new frontiersmen of the colony until eventually it truly is secure to come domestic. but if the send is besieged by way of pirates at the Swollen Ocean, the senior officials are summarily performed. The surviving passengers are delivered to Armada, a urban created from the hulls of pirated ships, a floating, landless mass governed by way of the weird duality referred to as the enthusiasts. On Armada, everyone seems to be given paintings, or even Remades stay as equals to people, Cactae, and Cray. but not anyone might ever leave.

Lonely and embittered in her captivity, Bellis is aware that to teach dissent is a loss of life sentence. as an alternative, she needs to furtively search information regarding Armada’s time table. the reply lies in the dead of night, amorphous shapes that waft undetected miles lower than the waters—terrifying entities with a unique, chilling undertaking. . . .

China Miéville is a author for a brand new era—and The Scar is a luminous, brilliantly imagined novel that's not anything in need of spectacular.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Night of the Eye: Defenders of Magic Trilogy, Volume 1

By Mary Kirchoff

Magic at its peak!

It will quickly be the evening of the attention, an extraordinary time while all 3 moons align in excessive sanction over the lands of Krynn. at the eve of Guerrand DiThon's political marriage to a rival relations, the younger noble is visited by way of a wierd, robust mage who is familiar with extra approximately him than he does himself. Seduced by way of supplies of wizardly could, Guerrand slips away underneath the triple moons and trips for the Tower of Wayreth.

No one thinks he'll continue to exist the lethal trek to the tower, yet he does. it is just then that Guerrand realizes that he has made many enemies in his trip. this kind of foes wouldn't in simple terms see Guerrand lifeless, however the 3 orders of sorcery destroyed with him.

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