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  • Author:
    Horsman, Paul E.
    Summary:

    How did his parents and brothers die? Where their deaths really accidents, or were they killed? These questions young Ghyll Hardingraud must answer before he can ascend Rhidauna's throne. Ghyll’s search for the truth leads him and his Companions on a journey back to the past as he slowly unravels a dark conspiracy. Once crowned, the young King Ghyll still has to finish the mission his dead uncle imposed on him. The journey takes him and his trusted friends through inhospitable lands and dangerous swamps to the endless steppes of Zihaen, looking for the Voice from the West. He discovers he isn't the only one. His vindictive enemy pursues him, aided by undead forces.

  • Author:
    MacAlister, Katie
    Summary:

    While on a singles tour of Europe, Seattle's own Pia Thomason is looking for a man and trying not to think about her 40th birthday. Too bad her choice of suitors is less than appealing. But when she meets two mysterious strangers in Iceland, Pia becomes immersed in an undead love affair.

  • Author:
    MacAlister, Katie
    Summary:

    Attractive twenty-something Aisling Grey is dispatched to Paris by her uncle to deliver a priceless dragon statue to a rich and eccentric female collector. When she arrives at the woman's house, she finds her the victim of what looks like a demonic ritual. Aisling also discovers a dark and handsome man at the murder scene who claims to be a special agent. But before she fully succumbs to his mysterious allure, he swipes her dragon and runs! Now the real Paris police are on the scene, and they want answers.

  • Author:
    Ferraro, Dave
    Summary:

    Yumiko Sato was spirited away by yokai when she was seven-years-old. Kagami, the yokai lord of a magical realm that exists beyond mirrors, allowed her to leave, but vowed that he would come for her when she turned eighteen, whereupon he would consume her, body and soul. When she returned from that strange world, Yumiko found that everything had changed. She could see the supernatural monsters of Japan called yokai, when no one else could. She could return to that terrible place by walking through mirrors. And her mother had disappeared. With less than a year left before Kagami comes for her, Yumiko has become an expert at hunting down and dispatching yokai with her mirror sword, sending them into the mirror world, where they can no longer harm anyone. She prepares for the battle of her life and hopes that when the yokai lord comes for her, she will be strong enough to defeat him, saving not only herself, but her mother as well. Between the ghosts, demons and urban legends that find their way into her life, Yumiko has little time for people. So when things go south, she finds herself in an uncomfortable position, working alongside a ragtag group of humans and yokai to try to save the world before evil forces march upon it. Things are not what they seem, and Yumiko has just scratched the surface of the mysteries surrounding yokai, and just who she has become since returning from that fateful trip to the yokai realm.

  • Author:
    Dalton, Ryan
    Summary:

    When 15-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert moved to a new town, they never imagined that the old house across the street could bring them so much trouble. Inside the old house, a secret machine with the power to pierce time has reawakened. Meanwhile, lightning storms are breaking out all over town. They're getting worse every week, and seem to enjoy striking kids who just want to pass science class and mind their own business. When Malcolm and Valentine discover a connection between the house and the storms, their situation goes from mysterious to crazy-stupid dangerous. Someone is controlling the great machine, and their purpose is nearly complete. In a race against time, the twins must uncover the chilling plan, the mastermind behind it, and the force that's driving the deadly storms. They'll hunt a powerful enemy that threatens their town's existence, and the only clues are written in the sky.

  • Author:
    Pratchett, Terry
    Summary:

    The sixth Discworld novel, Wyrd Sisters features three witches: Granny Weatherwax; Nanny Ogg, matriarch of a large tribe of Oggs and owner of the most evil cat in the world; and Magrat Garlick, the junior witch, who firmly believes in occult jewelry, covens, and bubbling cauldrons, much to the annoyance of the other two.

  • Author:
    Farland, David
    Summary:

    Fallion and Jaz are living as fugitives in their own kingdom, now secretly controlled by evil supernatural beings. Fallion seems destined to heal the world and feels the calling to act, but when he summons his powers, two worlds collapse into one.

  • Author:
    Le Guin, Ursula K.
    Summary:

    After being rescued by a flying cat, Alexander the cat decides to make good on a promise to do wonderful things.

  • Author:
    Swann, S. Andrew
    Summary:

    When young Uldolf discovers an injured and frightened young woman in the woods, he brings her to live with his adoptive family. But Lilly is not quite human, and the danger is greater than they can possibly imagine.

  • Author:
    Lubar, David
    Summary:

    Eighth grader Mercer, whose passion is the fantasy role-playing game Wizards of the Warrior World, hopes to use a fund raiser to bring a gaming convention to his middle school, but instead he attracts four genuine wizards who are trapped on Earth and want his help in returning to their own world.

  • Author:
    Farland, David
    Summary:

    Gaborn, now the Earth King, has lost his powers but still leads his people. He must contend with the threat of the inhuman Reavers, whose myriads Gaborn must now pursue across the nation. Gaborn's fate is to follow, even into the depths.

  • Author:
    Koller, Jackie French
    Summary:

    Now, as the current Wizard grows weaker and the evil Lord Graieconn grows stronger, Nell must summon all her reserves of intelligence and courage to outwit the vile creatures and twisted Folk who do the bidding of the Dark Lord.

  • Author:
    Duane, Diane
    Summary:

    When teenage wizard Nita gets signed up for an intergalactic cultural exchange program, she travels to a world that is a little too perfect.

  • Author:
    Galenorn, Yasmine
    Summary:

    "We're the D'Artigo sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we are savvy and sexy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who is still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille, a wicked-good witch. Except my magic is as unpredictable as the weather, which my enemies are about to find out the hard way. At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, a fellow operative, Jocko, has been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, badass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He has made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground. Our assignment: Keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they're in like Flynn. After all, with only my bumbling sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we've got a secret for them: Faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D'Artigo girls"

  • Author:
    Singleton, Linda Joy.
    Summary:

    Sabine is finally starting to feel accepted at her new high school. She's friends with the popular girls and even has a cute boyfriend. But Sabine also has a dark secret-she's psychic, and was forced to leave her old school after she accurately predicted the death of a football player. Volunteering with her friends to help run the psychic booth at their school's fundraising carnival, Sabine discovers too late that the fake crystal ball she meant to bring has been mysteriously switched. In its place is the strange "witch ball" she locked away after her grandmother refused to have it in the house. Now the haunted witch ball's predictions are coming true, and Sabine must solve the mystery before its final prediction-her own death-becomes a deadly reality. Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Visionary Fiction Book

  • Author:
    Patterson, James
    Summary:

    Since Whit and Wisty were torn from their home, soldiers of the New Order have relentlessly tried to capture and execute them. But this skilled witch and wizard have instead spearheaded the fight against the cruel and brutal regime. The villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable - through their minds. There is only one more thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest: the Gifts of Whit and Wisty Allgood. And he will stop at nothing to seize them.

  • Author:
    Patterson, James
    Summary:

    A sister and brother, along with thousands of young people, have been kidnapped and either thrown in prison or turned up missing after accusations of witchcraft were made against them, and the ruling regime will do anything in order to suppress life and liberty, music and books.

  • Author:
    Garrison, Terie
    Summary:

    In this captivating sequel to AutumnQuest, Donavah is learning to control her vast maejic powers under the tutelage of Yallick, a revered mage. Maejic is outlawed in Alloway, and dreadful news of the Royal Guard drives the majes—along with Xyla the red dragon—from their hidden forest sanctuary. No one realizes the traitor in their midst until it’s too late and Donavah is brutally attacked. Stripped of her voice, the use of her hands, and her maejic, she is utterly helpless until rescued by a handsome and mysterious young man. Evil forces are scheming to dispose of the mages and overthrow the king. Their fate rests on Donavah—perhaps their only hope for restoring the rightful rule of the dragons. Crippled physically and spiritually, can the young mage break free from the terrible spell before all is lost?

  • Author:
    Boorman, Kate A.
    Summary:

    When the revered leader of her settlement, a dark, isolated land with merciless winters and puritanical rulers, asks Emmeline for her hand it is a rare opportunity, but not only does she love another man, she cannot ignore dreams that urge her into the dangerous and forbidden woods that took her grandmother's life and her family's reputation.

  • Author:
    Jordan, Robert
    Summary:

    Book nine of the "Wheel of Time" series. Rand is on the run with Min, but his destination is a mystery to Cadsuane. The White Tower is shaken to the core when Egwene and the rebels appear suddenly outside the walls.

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