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Heather Rose Jones - Three ​Nights at the Opera
(From ​Daughter of Mystery) "…for a brief time, intrigued and flattered by the interest and starved for the human touch that she was denied in the ordinary way, Barbara had let things go further than had been wise. Her cheeks still burned at remembering that glorious imprudence." This is the story of that glorious imprudence. “Three Nights at the Opera” is a short story/character sketch that precedes the action in Daughter of Mystery. Jeanne de Cherdillac is a major character in The Mystic Marriage.

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Ismeretlen szerző - The ​Haunting Season
Winter, ​with its unsettling blend of the cosy and the sinister, has long been a popular time for gathering by the bright flame of a candle, or the warm crackling of a fire, and swapping stories of ghosts and strange happenings. Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors - master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre - bring this time-honoured tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales. From a bustling Covent Garden Christmas market to the frosty moors of Yorkshire, from a country estate with a dreadful secret, to a London mansion where a beautiful girl lies frozen in death, these are stories to make your hair stand on end, send shivers down your spine and to serve as your indispensable companion to the long nights of winter. So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of The Haunting Season...

Robin LaFevers - Mortal ​Heart - Das Erbe der Seherin
Geduldig ​hat Annith auf ihre große Chance ge- wartet, in die Fusstapfen ihrer Schwester zu treten – als Dienerin des Todes. Um so bitterer ist sie enttäuscht, als sie erfährt, dass der Abt vor hat, sie zur Seherin auszubilden und damit zu einem Schicksal zwischen den Mauern des Klosters zu verdammen. Verraten von jenen, denen sie vertraute, beschließt Annith ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen.

Cassandra Clare - Clockwork ​Princess (német)
Tessa ​Gray sollte glücklich sein - sind das nicht alle Bräute? Doch während sie noch mitten in den Hochzeitsvorbereitungen steckt, zieht sich die Schlinge um die Schattenjäger des Londoner Instituts immer weiter zu. Denn Mortmain hat eine riesige Armee zusammengestellt, um die Schattenjäger endgültig zu vernichten. Nur ein letztes Detail fehlt Mortmain zur Ausführung seines Plans: Er braucht Tessa. Jem und Will, die beide Anspruch auf Tessas Herz erheben, würden alles für sie geben. Die Zeit tickt, sie alle müssen eine Wahl treffen.

Кассандра Клэр - Механический ​ангел
Тесс ​Грей пересекает океан в поисках своего брата, и в Лондоне времен правления королевы Виктории она обнаруживает Нижний мир, где по улицам бродят вампиры, могущественные чародеи, оборотни и другие создания. Письмо брата оказывается ловушкой, и девушку похищают Темные сестры из тайной организации Клуб Преисподняя, которые используют ее сверхъестественную способность превращаться в любого человека, узнавая чужие мысли и чувства. Спасенная из плена Сумеречным охотником, Тесс попадает в сети коварных интриганов и с ужасом понимает, что над всеми нефилимами нависла смертельная опасность. Перед девушкой стоит сложный выбор - найти и освободить брата или вместе с Сумеречными охотниками вступить в битву за спасение мира. На этом пути Тесс предстоит понять, что любовь бывает опаснее самого страшного колдовства...

Silvia Moreno-Garcia - The ​Beautiful Ones
A ​young woman finding her way It is Antonina Beaulieu's first Grand Season in the elegant city of Loisail. A chance to take her place in high society, to find a suitable husband, and to leave her checkered past behind. Because Antonina possesses telekinetic powers, powers she can't control, that have made her the subject of cruel gossip. A gentleman with a secret Famed telekinetic performer Hector Auvray is also new to the city. He arrives in Loisail with the intent of recapturing the heart of his former flame, the beautiful Valérie Beaulieu, and finds his way into her household by courting Antonina. Astounded by Hector's abilities, which she wishes to master, and flattered by his attention, Antonina does not suspect the duplicitous drama which will unfold. A romance with a dash of the fantastic Set in a sumptuous world inspired by the Belle Epoque, where scandal is a dreaded weapon, The Beautiful Ones is a tale of desire and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion.

C. S. Poe - The ​Gangster
1881—Special ​Agent Gillian Hamilton, magic caster for the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam, has recovered from injuries obtained while in Shallow Grave, Arizona. Now back in New York City, Gillian makes an arrest on New Year’s Eve that leads to information on a new gangster, known only as Tick Tock, who’s perfected utilizing elemental magic in ammunition without a caster. This report complicates Gillian’s holiday plans, specifically those with infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly, who promised they’d ring in 1882 together. The two men stand on the cusp of a romance that needs to be explored intimately and privately. But when Gillian’s residence is broken into, by a magical mechanical man who tries to murder him on behalf of Tick Tock, they must immediately investigate the city’s ruthless street gangs before the illegal magic becomes a threat that cannot be contained. This might be Gillian’s most perilous case yet, but criminal undergrounds don’t compare to the dangers of the heart. If he can’t balance a career in law enforcement with his love for a vigilante, Gillian may lose both entirely.

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu - The ​Scum Villain's Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong 1.
The ​blockbuster danmei/Boys’ Love novels from China that inspired the animated Scumbag System series streaming in English! This comedic tale of a man reborn as a villain in a fantasy novel series who ends up romancing the male protagonist is now in English, for the very first time! Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his harem of over three hundred wives, and dominion over both the human and demonic realms, he is truly the most powerful protagonist—in a trashy web novel series! At least, that’s what Shen Yuan, online alias “Peerless Cucumber,” believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a combination of rage and a poor meal choice leads to his death, Shen Yuan finds himself reborn into the world of the web novel, in the body of Shen Qingqiu–the beautiful but cruel teacher to a young Luo Binghe. Although as Shen Qingqiu, he now has incredible power and abilities as a cultivator, he’s destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist, so this new Shen Qingqiu has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe’s good graces before the young man’s rise to power. That’s the only way he’ll escape the awful fate of a true scum villain!

Heather Rose Jones - Daughter ​of Mystery
Margerit ​Sovitre did not expect to inherit the Baron Saveze’s fortunes—and even less his bodyguard. The formidable Barbara, of unknown parentage and tied to the barony for secretive reasons, is a feared duelist, capable of defending her charges with efficient, deadly force. Equally perplexing is that while she is now a highly eligible heiress, Margerit did not also inherit the Saveze title, and the new baron eyes the fortunes he lost with open envy. Barbara, bitter that her servitude is to continue, may be the only force that stands between Margerit and the new Baron’s greed—and the ever deeper layers of intrigue that surround the ill-health of Alpennia’s prince and the divine power from rituals known only as The Mysteries of the Saints. At first Margerit protests the need for Barbara’s services, but soon she cannot imagine sending Barbara away—for reasons of state and reasons of the heart. Heather Rose Jone debuts with a sweeping story rich in intrigue and the clash of loyalties and love.

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu - Heaven ​Official's Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu 1.
Born ​the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedication and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise, can also fall...and fall he does, cast from the Heavens again and again and banished to the mortal realm. Eight hundred years after his mortal life, Xie Lian has ascended to godhood for the third time. Now only a lowly scrap collector, he is dispatched to wander the earthly realm to take on tasks appointed by the heavens to pay back debts and maintain his divinity. Aided by old friends and foes alike, and graced with the company of a mysterious young man with whom he feels an instant connection, Xie Lian must confront the horrors of his past in order to dispel the curse of his present.

Libba Bray - A ​Great and Terrible Beauty
A ​Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel. Gemma, 16, has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls' academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy. (Ages 12 up) -Patty Campbell

P. Djèlí Clark - A ​Master of Djinn
Nebula, ​Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns to his popular alternate Cairo universe for his fantasy novel debut, A Master of Djinn Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world 50 years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage. Alongside her Ministry colleagues and her clever girlfriend Siti, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city - or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems....

Glyn Iliffe - The ​Gates of Troy
The ​second thrilling adventure with Odysseus, continuing from _King of Ithaca_ It was ten years ago since Odysseus started his rule of Ithaca and his reign has been one of peace and plenty. But across the seas, eyes meet across a burning fire and a long-forgotten oath begins to surface. When Paris of Troy meets Helen of Sparta the love affair of centuries begins. For the rest of Greece - it means war. Reminded of the sacred oath sworn, Odysseus and his captain of the guard, Eperitus, must gather their troops and journey to Aulis where the fleet of Greeks is gathering to begin their legendary journey to Troy. But a sleight to the gods keeps their ships trapped at harbor and only the greatest of sacrifices can set them free - the slaughter of an innocent girl. In a race against time, Odysseus and Eperitus pit themselves against Kings and Gods in an attempt to prevent the greatest war in history.

V. E. Schwab - A ​Darker Shade of Magic
From ​V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands. There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.

Glyn Iliffe - The ​Oracles of Troy
Achilles ​and Ajax are dead and the hope of the Greeks has died with them, leaving the army restless for their homes and threatening rebellion. Then a series of oracles appears, utterances from the gods that must be fulfilled if Troy is to be defeated and the war brought to an end. Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks, knows that only one man has the courage and intelligence to complete the tasks set by the Olympians: Odysseus, king of Ithaca. From an island haunted by a vengeful madman to a forsaken tomb and its deadly guardian, from the palace of a hostile king to the sacred heart of Troy itself, Odysseus and his friend Eperitus must follow the trail toward the greatest deception of all time. The Trojan horse.

Ingrid Merkel - The ​Shaman's Daughter
In ​2007, in a water cave on the peninsula of Yucatan, divers discovered the skull and skeleton of a teenage girl who died there some 13,000 years ago. The bones were moved to a museum. Ancient piety forbade the disturbance of the remains of the dead. In the novel, during the late Ice Age a shaman in Beringia divines this future sacrilege and sends his daughter on a journey to rectify the crime. As she traverses dozens of centuries on her journey through the American West, she encounters events and people in historical time. She recognizes the abyss between ancient and modern mentalities, and the conflict between scientific and her own spiritual understanding of nature. In the end, she resolves the conflict for herself, is liberated from the ancient laws, and emerges as a free woman whose freedom, however, demands a heavy price. About the Author Born and raised in Germany, Ingrid Merkel came to the United States in 1962.She served on the faculty of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she taught German language and literature and, as Assistant Academic Vice President, founded and for 25 years directed a multidisciplinary program for undergraduates. Now retired, Ingrid travels and writes. She recently published two chapters in German of a planned book, based on her father's daily letters to her mother during WW II from the warfront in the Baltics, where he died.

Elizabeth Baxter - The ​Last Priestess
Two ​unlikely heroes. One chance to save humanity. They'll take those odds. In a land ravaged by civil war mages battle for supremacy whilst warlords rule the remnants of a broken population. And, sensing weakness, dark forces gather beyond the Veil, ready to punch a hole into this reality…Into this arena step two reluctant saviors. Maegwin, a tormented priestess, is the last of her kind. The sole survivor of a murderous attack on her temple, she knows her goddess would preach forgiveness for her enemies. But Maegwin dreams only of revenge. Rovann, a loyal mage, bows under the weight of expectation. As King's Mage, the people look to him for leadership. But after the death of his wife, he dreams only of following her into oblivion. Somehow these two damaged souls must learn to trust each other, for only united will they have the power to face the ancient evil that is stirring. But that's easier said than done. Because the Songmaker is waiting and if they falter, he will crush them utterly. This box set contains all three books of The Songmaker series: The Last Priestess, the King's Mage and The Traitor's Song. It is a fantasy series in the spirit of epics such as A Song of Ice and Fire and The Wheel of Time. Step into a world of warring mages, fantastical creatures, and heroes who have the courage to stand against the darkness. If you love Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time or The Sword of Truth, you'll love this epic tale of darkness and redemption.

C. J. Archer - The ​Last Necromancer
Victorian ​London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting.

Naomi Novik - Victory ​of Eagles
It ​is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon's prime objective: the occupation of London. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon's forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon's foothold on England's shores can become a stranglehold. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain's scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before - for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

Oliver Bowden - Assassin's ​Creed - Unity
Assassin's ​Creed: Unity is the seventh title in Oliver Bowden's phenomenally successful Assassin's Creed videogame tie-in series. 1789: The magnificent city of Paris sees the dawn of the French Revolution. The cobblestone streets run red with blood as the people rise against the oppressive aristocracy. But revolutionary justice comes at a high price... At a time when the divide between the rich and poor is at its most extreme, and a nation is tearing itself apart, a young man and woman fight to avenge all they have lost. Soon Arno and Élise are drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars - a world with dangers more deadly than they could ever have imagined. The immersive story of the Assassins is continued in Oliver Bowden's gripping seventh Assassin's Creed novel, following Renaissance, Brotherhood, The Secret Crusade, Revelations, Forsaken and Black Flag. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.

C. J. Archer - The ​Whisper of Silenced Voices
When ​the husband of the king’s mistress is poisoned, Josie must pretend he died of natural causes, or risk putting her own life in danger. It’s yet another secret she must learn to keep, yet another intrigue whispered about in the gilded halls of King Leon’s mysterious palace. With her enemies intent on ruining her, Josie needs all the friends she can get. Friends that include the captain of the guards, a man determined to find out about his past before he gives in to desire. As the captain becomes more certain that magic stole the servants’ memories, some very powerful people also hear the whispers of magic and begin to wonder. With rivals from several quarters closing in on the truth, events are set in motion that could change the course of the kingdom, and see the palace servants and Josie lose everything.

Matthew J. Kirby - Assassin's ​Creed Valhalla: Geirmund's Saga
Norway, ​Mid-9th century CE. The Viking attacks and invasions are shattering England's kingdoms. Born into a royal lineage of Norwegian kings, Geirmund Hel-hide sets out for adventure to prove his worth as a Viking and a warrior. A perilous journey across the sea brings him into contact with a being out of myth and grants him a mysterious ring that promises both great power and bitter betrayal. As Geirmund rises in the ranks of King Guthrum's legendary army, he will have to use all his cunning to face the many dangers of a land ravaged by war. Fighting alongside his band of loyal warriors, his path will soon lead him into a conflict as old as the gods themselves.

Mackenzi Lee - Útmutató ​hölgyeknek a kalózélethez
Egy ​évvel azután, hogy bátyjával, Montyval kalandos útra vállalkoztak, Felicity Montague visszatér Angliába. Egyrészt menekül egy házassági ajánlat elől, másrészt szeretne beiratkozni egy orvosi iskolába. Ám hiába intelligens és szenvedélyes, az iskola vezetősége elutasítja, mert szerintük csak férfiak képviselhetik a tudományt. Hirtelen azonban új lehetőség nyílik meg előtte: egy híres orvos, akit ismeretlenül is csodál, feleségül veszi Németországban élő gyerekkori barátnőjét. Felicity rendületlenül hiszi, hogy megváltozna az élete, ha találkozhatna az orvossal, csakhogy van egy bökkenő: nincs pénze a hosszú útra. Szerencsére egy titokzatos fiatal nő hajlandó állni a költségeket, ha vele mehet mint a szobalánya. Felicity kételyei ellenére beleegyezik, amikor azonban fény derül útitársa valódi indítékára, már együtt sodródnak egy veszedelmes küldetés során a német vidékről Zürich utcáira, majd onnan az Atlanti-óceán mélyén rejtőző titkok felé. „Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde és Indiana Jones összegyúrásából született ez a finoman anakronisztikus csemege.” Kirkus Reviews

Katherine Arden - Das ​Mädchen und der Winterkönig
Wasja ​hat es geschafft: Sie hat ihr Zuhause vor dem Untergang bewahrt, indem sie einen Pakt mit Väterchen Frost einging. Doch jeder Pakt hat seinen Preis, und nun muss Wasja bitter für die Hilfe des Winterdämons bezahlen. Als Hexe verschrien, wird sie aus dem Dorf gejagt und durchstreift fortan in Männerkleidung das riesige Zarenreich. Immer an ihrer Seite ist ihr geliebter Hengst Solowej, der schneller ist als der Wind. Als Wasja eines Tages eine berühmt-berüchtigte Räuberbande in die Flucht schlägt, ruft sie der Prinz an den Hof nach Moskau, wo sie als Held gefeiert wird. Schnell wird Wasja – dank der Ratschläge des Winterdämons – zur engsten Vertrauten des Prinzen. Doch niemand am Hof darf je erfahren, dass der tapfere Kämpfer aus dem klirrend kalten Norden eigentlich eine junge Frau ist...

Imre Viktória Anna - A ​tébolyult doktor
London, ​1867. Két évszázada lincselték meg a birodalom utolsó királyát. Az ok? Hagyta, hogy egy boszorkánymester sötétségbe borítsa a fővárost, majd átadta neki az uralkodói hatalmat. Így született meg a Brit Tanácsközösség, az okkultisták vezette diktatúra, amelyet alkimisták, mágusok és boszorkányok irányítanak, és ahol a londoniak nagy része falak közé zárt túsz. Egyre többen suttognak azonban arról, hogy új világrend van készülőben, és hogy a Tanács uralma hamarosan véget ér. Dr. Ambrose Campbell gyermekkora óta őriz egy titkot, amely nemcsak az egész életét köti gúzsba, de morzsánként fel is őrli az elméje épségét. Ez egyrészt megnehezíti a mindennapi munkáját, másrészt egyre kevesebb hajlandóságot érez rá, hogy feláldozza a Sinclair család maradékát – különösen azután, hogy személyesen is megismerkedik az egyik kiszemelt áldozattal. Mialatt Ambrose elhatározza, hogy egyszer s mindenkorra leszámol az őt kísértő szellemekkel, London hatalmi viszonyai lassan, de biztosan átalakulni látszanak. Hieronymus Bell a Tanács orra előtt vezeti tiltott ösvényre az alkimisták céhét, Leonard Spencer kettős játéka egyre veszélyesebbé válik, Philip Campbell pedig az eddigieknél is aljasabb módszerekhez nyúl, hogy elérje célját. Közösen állított csapdájuk készen áll, és türelmesen várja, ki lép bele elsőként. Épp csak azzal nem számolnak, hogy a Setét – és természetesen Lenore – ezúttal tartogat nekik néhány meglepetést.

Kelly Robson - Waters ​of Versailles
Waters ​of Versailles by Kelly Robson is a charming novella of court intrigue in 1738 Versailles as a clever former soldier makes his fortune by introducing a modern water system (and toilets) to the ladies of the palace. He does this with magical help that he may not be able to control.

Jay Kristoff - The ​Last Stormdancer
Your ​blood-red skies are filled with smoke. Your bleach-white histories with lies. You walk sleeping. Wake senseless. Breathing deep of toxic blooms and forgetting all that has gone before. But I remember. I remember when two brothers waged bloody war over the right to sit in their father’s empty chair. I remember when orphaned twins faced each other across a field of crimson and steel, the fate of the Shima Shōgunate hanging in the poisoned sky between them. I remember when a blind boy stood before a court of storms and talons, armed only with a thin sword and a muttered prophecy and a desperate dream of saving the world. I remember when the skies above Shima were not red, but blue. Filled with thunder tigers. I remember when they left you. And I remember why. Let me tell you, monkey-child.

Krista Walsh - Eventide
Six ​months after he returns from his fictional world of Andvell, Jeff Powell is still plagued by nightmares, and an inability to write anything new. Cursed with permanent writer’s block, and on the verge of losing the woman of his dreams, he feels his life can’t get any more complicated. Until he comes home to find Jayden and Brady in his apartment with news that the evil sorcerer Raul is in Montreal. In their search for the now-powerless villain, they find themselves cast back into Andvell, tasked by the Sisters with finding Raul before he regains his power and destroys the world. As far as Jeff is concerned, he has greater issues. Cassie has a new admirer, his characters are keeping secrets, and he has become the target of a silent assassin. Without his creativity, Jeff doesn’t know if he’s up to the challenge. If he wants to save his world from ruin, he needs to prove he has more to offer than his imagination.

Nancy Springer - Rowan ​Hood
Rosemary ​13, her half-elf mother burnt as a witch, sets off for her unknown father Robin Hood. She disguises herself as a boy Rowan, befriends half-wolf Tykell, overgrown enchanting minstrel Lionel, and runaway princess Ettarde. Vicious Guy of Gisborne wears a black horse-head hide. But Robin says his camp is no place for a girl.

Gillian Bradshaw - Hawk ​of May
Legends ​sing of Sir Gawain, one of the most respected warriors of King Arthur's reign and one of the greatest champions of all time. But this is not that story. This is the story of Gwalchmai, middle son of the beautiful, infinitely evil sorceress Morgawse, and gifted student of her dark magical arts. A story of an uncertain man, doubting his ability to follow his elder brother's warrior prowess and seeking to find his own identity by bonding with his frightening and powerful mother. Disappointed in himself and despised by his father, Gwalchmai sets out on a journey that will lead him to the brink of darkness... A tale of loss, redemption, and adventure, Hawk of May brings new depth and understanding to Sir Gawain, the legend of King Arthur, and the impact of choices made-and the consequences that follow.

Gene Wolfe - Soldier ​of Arete
Latro ​is a mercenary soldier in ancient Greece whose memory of the past is destroyed by a head wound. But he gains the power to see and communicate with supernatural beings. Latro flees to Delphi where he becomes the tool of the gods and engages in high-level intrigue.

S. A. Chakraborty - Bronzváros
Nahri ​sosem hitt a mágiában, de megvan a tehetsége hozzá: a 18. századi Kairó utcáin nem találni nála kiválóbb szélhámosnőt. Ám mindenkinél jobban tudja, hogy amivel a kenyerét keresi – tenyérjóslás, zár-szertartások, gyógyítás –, az egytől egyig szemfényvesztés, bűvészmutatvány, tanulható képesség. Eszköz arra a csodás célra, hogy kizsebelhesse az oszmán nemeseket. De amikor Nahri véletlenül megidézi maga mellé Dárát, a hozzá hasonlóan dörzsölt és sötéten rejtélyes dzsinn harcost, akkor kénytelen elismerni, hogy a varázsvilág – melyről szentül hitte, hogy csupán a gyerekmesékben létezik – valódi. Mert Dára megoszt vele egy lélegzetelállító történetet: a tűz lényeitől hemzsegő forró, szélfútta sivatagon és a rejtélyes máridok nyughelyének otthont adó folyókon, az egykor szemkápráztató emberi világvárosok romjain és a hegyeken túl – ahol még az égben köröző ragadozó madarak sem azok, aminek látszanak – terül el Dévábád, a legendás bronzváros, melyhez Nahrit eltéphetetlen kötelék fűzi. Dévábád bűbájokkal átitatott díszes bronzfalai és a hat dzsinntörzs kapui mögött régi ellentétek húzódnak. Amikor Nahri úgy dönt, hogy belép ebbe a világba, az érkezése egy évszázadok óta fortyogó háború kirobbanásával fenyeget. Nahri hamarosan kénytelen megtanulni, hogy az igazi hatalom kegyetlen és könyörtelen. Még a mágia sem védheti meg a nemesi intrikák veszélyes hálójától, és a legagyafúrtabb cselszövések is végzetes következményekkel járhatnak. Az elsőkönyves S. A. Chakraborty különleges utazásra invitálja az olvasót a _Bronzváros_ban. Az elmúlt évek egyik legnépszerűbb fantasy debütálása elképesztő kaland egy olyan világban, amit egyhamar nem felejtünk el.

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