A Curse on the Mountain

In the cursed urban of Var Eldore, perched on a mountaintop surrounded via a frigid swamp, the rain by no means stops. Former excitement slave Myr lives in hiding, attempting to remain a step prior to his captor. yet there’s extra to Myr than he realizes, and future has different plans for him. quickly, he counts infantrymen, spies, nobles, and wizards between his allies. Their objective is to oppose the king and those that perpetuate slavery, and struggle for the liberty in their land. As they discover secrets and techniques and conspiracies, every one extra tangled than the final, Myr additionally discovers he has distinct talents to help their cause―the Redeemers.

As the power of the Redeemers grows, so does the variety of enemies they need to face. each one member in their alliance has his or her personal demons to conflict, and Myr needs to confront the reality approximately himself and develop into the chief they want. along his lover Ryall and the folk who've develop into his family―as good as a few not going friends―Myr and the Redeemers needs to arrange for battle. in the event that they fall, town within the rain will follow.

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Wings of Wrath: Book Two of the Magister Trilogy

By C.S. Friedman

A masterwork of delusion from the writer of Feast of Souls...

Kamala, a peasant lady, has claimed the strong sorcery of the Magisters as her own-the skill to attract at the energy of the human soul with no loss of life for it. yet in her upward thrust to strength she unearths herself hunted by way of the brotherhood, and flees to a land the place spells are warped by way of a deadly curse. A land that even Magisters fear...

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Dragon Soul

By Jaida Jones

During the warfare among the kingdoms of Volstov and Ke-Han, no fighter may fit Rook for sheer vanity and ability. merely Rook may perhaps trip the nice dragon Havemercy, whose savagery and bloodlust matched his personal. His brother, Thom, is bookish, diffident, and reserved, but he yearns for Rook’s approval—and fears he can by no means earn it. With the conflict over, and an uneasy truce among the 2 international locations, Thom hopes the long-lost brothers can bond on a visit together.

But Rook cares in simple terms that Havemercy lies scattered in items throughout Ke-Han—and somebody is purchasing up her elements, and people of different fallen dragons. The beasts are useless, however the magic that powered them isn't. And now a Ke-Han agent, a Volstov sorceress, and a gaggle of wasteland tribesmen are vying to own that magic and keep watch over the future.

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The Dragon's Call (Merlin)

By Simon Forward

Merlin arrives in bustling Camelot wanting to make his means on the earth and with a feeling that a few larger future is asking to him. yet he quickly unearths that amidst the buzz there's a darker part to Camelot. Magic is outlawed right here, so Merlin needs to continue his specified magical skills a heavily guarded secret...

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The Turning Season (A Shifting Circle Novel)

By Sharon Shinn

As the nationwide bestselling transferring Circle sequence maintains, a girl needs to make a choice from hiding her nature—and risking her heart...
 
For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has constantly been a truth she couldn’t break out. even if she’s outfitted a secure existence as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit community of shifter and human associates who could do whatever for her, she can’t aid yet want for an opportunity at being normal.
 
When she’s now not facing her shifts or taking good care of her animal sufferers, she makes an attempt to boost a drug that might aid shifters keep watch over their changes—a drug that may even let them stay human forever.
 
But her cozy existence is threatened by way of occasions: She meets a normal guy who touches her middle, and her ally is pressured to shift publicly with lethal consequences.
 
Now Karadel needs to make a decision whom to belief: her previous neighbors or her new love.

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The Serpent of Stars

By Jean Giono

The Serpent of Stars (Le serpent d¢étoiles, 1993; reprinted 1999 Grasset) occurs in rural southern France within the early a part of the century. The novel’s elusive narrative thread ties panorama to personality to an expanse simply past our clutch. The narrator encounters a shepherding kin and glimpse by way of glimpse, each one friend and the shepherding lifestyle is printed to us. the radical culminates in a wide shepherds’ collecting the place a standard Shepherd’s Play—a type of construction fable that incorporates in its solid The River, the ocean, the guy, and The Mountain—is enacted. The work’s proto-environmental global view in addition to its hybrid form—part play, half novel—makes The Serpent of Stars astonishingly modern. W.S. Merwin’s "Green Fields" starts off, "By this a part of the century few are left who believe/in the animals for they don't seem to be there within the carved parts/of them served on plates and the pleas from slatted trucks..." This novel leaves the reader believing not just within the animals, however the terrain they're a part of, the folk who have a tendency them, and the existence a lot of these parts jointly compose.

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The Angel of Blythe Hall: A Historical Novel

By Darci Hannah

In a tumultuous conflict, a stunning and made up our minds noblewoman claims her birthright whereas awakening nice risk, beautiful ardour, and the magical realm during this spell binding novel of suspense and adventure.
 
Prepared to put declare to her family’s marvelous ancestral castle within the Scottish border state, woman Isabeau Blythe is decided to revive her noble family’s strong identify and reclaim those wonderful, strife-torn lands. yet even the headstrong Isabeau’s enterprise feel of fact is shaken via the inexplicable attract of Blythe corridor, an entrancing fort haunted through darkish secrets—and otherworldly creatures of sunshine and desire.

Isabeau’s arrival units in movement an epic strength fight: a ferocious struggle for Scotland, her relatives, and her center. Taunted and tempted by way of a sinister rogue knight, Sir George, who covets her land and her love, and trapped within the insanity of her charismatic brother, Julius, who seeks strength of unearthly foundation, Isabeau can in basic terms quit to the wild visions of the amazing guy she inexplicably longs for. With a bloodthirsty military gathering open air her gates, Isabeau summons support from Gabriel, the elusive guy of her goals. yet does this captivating guy own the secrets and techniques of the fort and her future?

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Flesh and Fire: Book One of The Vineart War

By Laura Anne Gilman

As soon as, all strength within the Vin Lands was once held by means of the prince-mages, who on my own may well craft spellwines and who selfishly used them to extend their very own wealth and impact. yet their abuse of energy triggered a demigod to damage the Vine, shattering the ability of the mages. Now, fourteen centuries later, it's the humble Vinearts who carry the key of crafting spells from wines, the resource of magic, and they're prohibited from maintaining strength. yet now rumors come of a brand new darkness emerging within the vineyards. unusual, terrifying creatures, surprising plagues, and mysterious disappearances threaten the land. just one Vineart senses the chance, and he has just one weapon to exploit opposed to it: a tender slave. His identify is Jerzy, and his origins are unknown, even to him. but his uncanny feel of the Vinearts' craft bargains a touch of larger magics within-magics that his grasp, the Vineart Malech, needs to domesticate and develop. yet time is working out. If Malech can't train his new apprentice the secrets and techniques of the spellwines, and if Jerzy can't grasp his personal untapped powers, the Vin Lands shall without doubt be destroyed. In Flesh and hearth, the 1st access in a spellbinding new trilogy, Laura Anne Gilman conjures a narrative as strong as magic itself, as intoxicating because the most interesting of wines, and as undying because the maximum legends ever informed.

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