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Fantasy fiction

  • Author:
    Sekulin, Spencer
    Summary:

    Darkness pervades all things, as does light in equal measure. Timeless is their struggle against one another, as perpetual as the workings of the heavens, and as fundamental as the very essence of life. But all things end, even this terrible rivalry. The time will come when one will gain dominance over the other, and thereby take all things into its hand — into brightness and hope, or into shadow and oblivion. This monumental struggle is unknown to most, and most certainly to Fox, whose life never gave respite to ponder such things. His is another kind of struggle, and he never thought he would escape the clutches of fate’s unfair allotment. Alone and destitute, all he has to his name is rot and whatever he steals, constituting a brutal and unforgiving existence. However, everything changes when he meets a legend, a shadow of an obscured past — a man named Blake Waelgryre. This encounter, as if preordained, opens a floodgate of swift and unrelenting change, opening his eyes to a world he never knew and a life beyond all imagination. But nothing is free, and no adventure is without peril. And the truth, brought by those whose burden is to know it, can bring forth more terror than the most frightening of nightmares. In rediscovering himself, and the very nature of the world he thought beyond his reach, Fox will find himself cast into a tempest that was destined to be his, by blood and fortune.

  • Author:
    Jacques, Brian
    Summary:

    Continuing their adventures through space and time, Ben and his faithful dog, Ned, find themselves in the Mediterranean region in 1703, befriended by a troupe of traveling entertainers and relentlessly pursued by ruthless Barbary slave traders.

  • Author:
    Le Guin, Ursula K.
    Summary:

    Young Memer takes on a pivotal role in freeing her war-torn homeland from its oppressive captors.

  • Author:
    Cornwell, Betsy
    Summary:

    The young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy-tale happy ending. She's free of her horrible stepfamily, running a successful business, and is uninterested in marrying the handsome prince, Fin. Instead, she, Fin, and their friend Caro venture to the lush land of Faerie, where they seek to put an end to the bloody war their kingdom is waging. Mechanical armies and dark magic await them as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries-and for themselves. Smart and unconventional, this novel will appeal to readers of romance and adventure alike.

  • Author:
    Porter, Sarah
    Summary:

    "A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem." -Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they've arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now-but not Vassa's working-class neighborhood. In Vassa's neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters-and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa's stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission. But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg's help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch's curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won't be playing fair... Inspired by the Russian folktale "Vassilissa the Beautiful" and Sarah Porter's years of experience teaching creative writing to New York City students, Vassa in the Night weaves a dark yet hopeful tale about a young girl's search for home, love, and belonging.

  • Author:
    De la Cruz, Melissa
    Summary:

    It is ten years after the great war with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a Four Hundred Year Ball--and all Blue Blood society will be there. And then, all hell breaks loose.

  • Author:
    Somper, Justin
    Summary:

    Evil Sidorio continues to expand his empire across the oceans, but as he faces growing opposition from both the Pirate Federation and the vampirate realm, twins Grace and Connor Tempest are caught in the conflict.

  • Author:
    Somper, Justin
    Summary:

    When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her.

  • Author:
    Johnson, L.S.
    Summary:

    Dwarves and golems, Fates and minotaurs, metamorphoses, murder, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Each story in L.S. Johnson’s remarkable collection demonstrates the limitless capacity of intelligent speculative fiction to enthrall, inspire, and amaze.

  • Author:
    MacAlister, Katie
    Summary:

    May Northcutt continues her quest to free herself from the clutches of the Demon Lord Magoth so she can take her rightful place beside Gabriel, the ruler of the Silver Dragons.

  • Author:
    Anderle, Michael, Carr, Martha, Berens, Judith
    Summary:

    Just a quiet, peaceful summer cataloging magical creatures on New Firefly Island. Easy, right? Raine Campbell and her friends arrive to team up with another school to tackle the Magical Multitudes Project, ready for a little fun during the school break. But the island is full of secrets and creatures not normally found on Earth. And the island doesn't stay quiet for long. Earthquakes plague the area, and Raine even thinks she sees other people on the island-people who aren't supposed to be there. When the students find a dead creature, they finally know for certain-there's trouble on the island. Can they find out who's responsible and stop them before more animals are harmed? Are they in danger?

  • Author:
    Archer, Katrina
    Summary:

    Untalented. Unwanted. Unbroken.Saroya: Untalented, a stain on her family's honor. Orphaned and barred from the Guilds, she has nowhere to go when her Talent fails to emerge. Loric: Brother-in-law to the king. Thwarted in his ambitions, he'd do anything to usurp the throne. And he finds just the scandal he needs when he unearths Saroya's hidden pedigree. The Kingdom of Veyle: Where all power flows to the Talented, and where the Guilds and the Order of Adepts control the destinies of Talented and Untalented alike. When calamity strikes the capital city, with Untalents blamed and on trial, Saroya knows that proving her Talent and parentage means saving more than just her own life. A tangle of lies hides secrets that force Saroya to choose between her future and Veyle's.

  • Author:
    Glatt, Jane
    Summary:

    Kara Fonti finally has a home, people she considers family, and a magical ability that keeps Reo free from his Guild. Nothing can ruin her happiness; not Mage Guild, not her mother, not even the fact that Reo is avoiding her.

    But when her friend Chal goes missing in Seyoya, Kara leaves her safe haven, determined to use all of her talents to find him. And she does, by falling into the same magical trap.

    When wild magic creates chaos, Kara, with Reo at her side, is the only one who can stop it. Or can she?

     

  • Author:
    Jacobs, Annabelle
    Summary:

    After the defeat of the Lowland Army at Torsere and with King Seran on the run, King Ryneq and his sister, Cerylea, continue their journey to the Elven City of Alel to proceed with the union of the two realms. Fully recovered from his injuries and newly announced as King Ryneq’s Consort, Nykin returns to his duty as a Dragon Rider in the King’s army. He and Ryneq have little opportunity to celebrate their union, but make the most of their time together before leaving for Alel. Since the ambush at Neest River destroyed the main bridge, traveling by ship is the only option. An unusual storm threatens their crossing, making Ryneq wonder if some new magic is rising against them. As the wedding between Cerylea and the Elven prince Morkryn approaches, the dragons sense a malevolent presence. To protect the young couple’s fragile bond, Nykin and his dragon, Fimor, take to the skies, setting up a patrol along the border of the magical city. But as the evil grows more potent, the enchanted boundary grows weaker. Ryneq and Nykin must combine their strength to protect their people from Seran’s extreme plot for revenge.

  • Author:
    Richardson, Kat.
    Summary:

    Seattle's homeless are turning up dead and mutilated, and zombies have been seen stalking the Underground. Harper Blaine, walker of the shadowy line between the living and the dead, sets out to find the source, and soon comes to realize she's tangling with an ancient evil.

  • Author:
    Mansfield, Wayne
    Summary:

    There are always strange sounds to get used to in a new house, but this is a step beyond creaks and groans. Maybe Tom doesn't notice the banging that comes from beneath the bed at night, but Jonah, his husband, sure does. Of course, he doesn’t discover the fantastic world down there until after Tom is kidnapped. Underbedland defies Jonah’s imagination and excites his senses. He soon meets Jock Strap and his boyfriend, Peter Heater. In his search for Tom, Jonah also meets Penny Tration, a sorceress who reveals that her sister, Selma Granma, took Tom to live with her on an island in the middle of the Inky Sea. Unfortunately, the only way to get to the island is to stow away on the Wet Dream, a pirate ship crewed by blue pygmy pirates—the very pirates who kidnapped Tom. But Selma Granma doesn’t just want Tom, she wants freedom, and she’ll do anything to get it. Before they can catch their breath, Jonah and his friends take on another mission: replace the power source that keeps Selma Granma confined to the island. The liberty and happiness of the residents of Underbedland hang in the balance.

  • Author:
    Davidson, MaryJanice
    Summary:

    Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor is newly married and living in the suburbs. Already busy dealing with a pesky ghost, Betsy must rise to the occasion when a pack of formerly feral vamps comes calling.

  • Author:
    Davidson, MaryJanice
    Summary:

    Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor must deal with the consequences of her trip to Hell with her sister Laura, as well as Sinclair's new ability to tolerate sunlight and Jessica's pregnancy.

  • Author:
    Davidson, MaryJanice
    Summary:

    Davidson's trio of novellas feature Undead Queen Betsy Taylor, round-the-clock superhero Karen Kilher and leader of the Pack Lara Wyndham. Matters of the heart take center stage as each of these mystical women struggle to find the answer to the ultimate question: How far do you go for love?

  • Author:
    Davidson, MaryJanice
    Summary:

    Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor finds herself puzzling over an unusual predicament. As the Vampire Queen, she believes she cannot die. So when she wakes in the morgue, it's a bit confusing. Could it have something to do with her recent time-traveling excursion, or has a wicked enemy emerged who could be the end of Betsy once and for all?

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