“Még sohasem hazudtam. Az én koromban már ne kezdjen az ember új módszereket.”
Jennifer Jenkins - Nameless
Kodiak. Raven. Wolf. Ram. Four clans. One destiny. Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “Nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission thought to enable her to seek revenge for the death of her parents and an end to her own misery. But after Zo’s younger sister follows her into Rams Gate, Zo must find a way to survive and keep her safe. When Zo finds unexpected friendship in a young Ram whose life she saves, growing feelings for a Ram soldier, and an underground Nameless insurrection, she learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this electrifying fantasy series.
Anna Banks - Ally
Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground. But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust—including each other—in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?
S. J. Kincaid - Diabolic - Vom Zorn geküsst
Eine Diabolic ist stark. Eine Diabolic kennt kein Mitleid. Eine Diabolic hat eine einzige Aufgabe: Töte, um den einen Menschen zu schützen, für den du erschaffen wurdest. Als Nemesis und Tyrus sich am Imperialen Kaiserhof begegnen, prallen Welten aufeinander. Sie - eine Diabolic, die tödlichste Waffe des gesamten Universums. Liebe ist ihr völlig fremd. Er - der Thronfolger des Imperiums, der von allen für wahnsinnig gehalten wird. Liebe ist etwas, das ihn nur schwächen würde. Dass ausgerechnet diese beiden zusammenfinden, darf nicht sein. Denn an einem Ort voller Intrigen und Machtspiele ist ein Funke Menschlichkeit eine gefährliche Schwachstelle … Nemesis und Tyrus. Diabolic und Thronerbe. Ein Mädchen zwischen unbändigem Zorn und ergreifender Liebe, und ein Junge, dem Gefühle das Leben kosten könnten. Eine großes Fantasy-Spektakel, das den Lesern den Atem rauben wird!
Sharon Shinn - Jeweled Fire
The national bestselling author of Troubled Waters and Royal Airs returns to her Elemental Blessings series with the story of a young princess who will need more than blessings to survive in a kingdom where everyone will do whatever it takes to claim the throne… As one of the four princesses of Welce, Corene always thought she might one day become queen. Only circumstances changed, leaving fiery Corene with nothing to show for a life spent playing the game of court intrigue—until a chance arises to become the ruler of a nearby country. After stowing away on a ship bound for Malinqua with her loyal bodyguard, Foley, Corene must try to win the throne by making a play to marry one of the empress’s three nephews. But Corene is not the only foreign princess in search of a crown. Unaccustomed to being anyone’s friend, Corene is surprised to find companionship among her fellow competitors. But behind Malinqua’s beautiful facade lie many secrets. The visiting princesses are more hostages than guests. And as the deadly nature of the court is revealed, Corene must rely on both her new allies and Foley’s unwavering protection—for the game she has entered is far more perilous than she ever imagined…
Sharon Shinn - Jovah's Angel
This is a standalone sequel to Archangel, set 150 years later in proverbially interesting times. Samaria is industrialized; the Manadavvi and Jansai are wealthier; the Edori are marginalized, their roaming lifestyle disrupted; and Jovah seems to be turning a deaf ear to his angels' prayers for abatement of increasingly destructive storms. In the midst of all this, Archangel Delilah is incapacitated and replaced by shy, unworldly Alleluia. Alleya must pacify the tribes, calm the weather, make Jovah hear her, forge a reconciliation with Delilah, and find her angelico in order to get married - there's a Gloria due in four months. Unfortunately, the tribes don't want to be pacified, the weather is uncooperative, Jovah is remote, crippled Delilah wants nothing to do with angels, and Alleya's mate is identified only as a "son of Jeremiah." If you're stockpiling vacation reading and love a bit of romance (or Anne McCaffrey's writing!), pop Shinn's work in the pile.
Sharon Shinn - Royal Airs
"Master storyteller Sharon Shinn created the thrilling and enchanting world of Welce in her acclaimed novel "Troubled Waters." Return with her to that elemental universe in this tale of secrecy, romance, and a battle for power..." Josetta is a princess of one of the Five Families. But she is far from the throne, so she is free to spend her days working in the poorest sections of the city. Rafe Adova, an outcast since he was born, lives the life of a career gambler in those slums. He has no ambition other than cheating at the card tables—until the night he decides to help a girl named Corene, who looks like she's stumbled into the wrong bar. She, too, is a princess—sister to Josetta, who finds her with Rafe. He fascinates her. Josetta has never encountered anyone like him—someone seemingly devoid of elemental blessings. He is drawn to her, though he thinks they are unlikely to ever meet again—but their connection grows strong when she nurses him back to health after he is assaulted by foreign mercenaries. And when they learn the reason he's being hunted, they know that the truth about his history could endanger not only their love but also their very lives...
Sharon Shinn - Summers at Castle Auburn
As a child, Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half-sister-and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers. But now that she is a young woman, she begins to see the dark side of this magical place...
Sharon Shinn - Troubled Waters
The author of the Twelve Hours series welcomes readers to a new fantasy world, where the elements rule. Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river. It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right. But as Zoe unlocks more of the mysteries of her blood—and the secrets of the royal family—she must decide how to use her great power to rise above the deceptions and intrigue of the royal court.
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Deadmen Walking
Hell On Earth When the Chthonians brought the primal gods to a truce at the end of their great war, part of the pact they forged was that the worst of the evil the gods had unleashed against each other and mankind would be forever banished. But forever is a long time. And nothing can contain those determined to find a way back. To catch evil, it takes evil . . . While Thorn is able to contain the demons unleashed on the ground, the ones who prey on the innocent sailors and sea faring travelers are beyond his reach. For the sake of humanity, he makes a shaky alliance with an old foe, Marcelina. In the form of the ship they sail upon, she assembles a team under the command of Captain Devlyn Nathaniel Bane, one of the most notorious and bloodthirsty pirates to ever sail the high seas. Damned and murdered by his own, Bane is out for revenge. With his own secret agenda, he agrees to take charge of the motley crew of pirates and brigands, and to protect the seas from the preternatural terrors that seek to devour every unwary soul they can take. Theirs is a sacred and deadly task, as they are hunted by their prey and human authorities alike. If they fail, the world will fall to the ancient gods of chaos, and anarchy will reign. Most of all, the Southern gate, where the greatest, most powerful darkness is imprisoned, will be opened and there will be no stopping it. It’s yo ho ho and a bottle of high seas stakes where the souls of all humanity are the ultimate prize and bargaining chip.
Eve Bunting - Forbidden
Sixteen-year-old Josie Ferguson has just lost both her parents. She is sent to live with an unknown aunt and uncle in a town on the stormy northwest coast of Scotland. But the townspeople, including her relatives, are as cold and hostile as the sea. Josie has never felt so alone. Then Eli appears. Mysterious but kind—and handsome—he sparks a desire in Josie unlike anything she has ever experienced. Even though she’s been warned that Eli is forbidden, she can’t stop thinking about him. And the locals are harboring a secret. When curious, determined Josie sets out to uncover it, the truth is more horrific than she could have imagined. It’s a truth terrible enough to raise the spirits of the dead.
Jordan Castillo Price - Among the Living
Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium who’s more concerned with flying under the radar than in making waves. He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic (or “Stiff”) from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems like his dubious luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer surfaces who can change his appearance to match any witness’ idea of the world’s hottest guy. Solving murders is a snap when you can ask the victims whodunit, but this killer’s not leaving any spirits behind.
Illyana Sanara - Álommester
A valóságot az álomtól vajon mi alapján különböztetjük meg? Ki dönti el, hogy nappal álmodjuk életünket, vagy álmainkban éljük igazi életünket? Priya, Margery, Kathy és Lina négy európai nő, akiket vérségi kötelék ugyan nem fűz egymáshoz, a sors mégis úgy sodorja életüket, hogy laza családot alkotnak. Mindannyiuknak megvannak a maguk különleges személyiségjegyei, különcségei, amit a többiek ugyan tolerálnak, ám a külvilág elől jobban teszik, ha titkolják. A végzet, sors – vagy valami egészen más? – Szöulba, Dél-Korea fővárosába veti őket, ahol megismerkednek és összebarátkoznak egy helyi táncos-énekes csoporttal, amely különböző korú fiúkból áll. Ahogy a különös, kultúrákon, emberöltőkön, majd a valóság határain is átívelő barátság kibontakozik és elmélyül a történet szereplői között, úgy kerülnek egy döbbenetes, megrázó múltbéli tragédia részletei a felszínre. De vajon mi köze lehet a huszonegyedik században élőknek a több száz évvel azelőtt lezajlott eseményekhez? Ki mozgatja a szálakat, amelyek miközben kibomlanak, mint a mindenséget behálózó színes erővonalak, a szereplőket nem evilági képességekkel ruházva fel szövik egybe mindannyiukat? Álom vagy valóság – ezt eldönteni már az olvasó privilégiuma…
Cameron Jace - Insanity
After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night. The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science.
Cameron Jace - Mushrooms
The Wonderland War has begun. The Inklings are chased by almost every country in the world. The Pillar's fate is unknown. Lewis and Fabiola are trying to help, and the whereabouts of the Six Keys is so close. Even closer than they think... But the real question is about Alice. Is she ready for the answers she's been looking for? Is she ready to face her insanity?
Cameron Jace - Checkmate
What's the most you've ever lost in a game of chess? Want to play chess? An epidemic of perpetual sleep threatens to drive the world mad... Are you good at it? Unless Alice and the Pillar can solve a global chess game where every world leader plays to save their own country. Good enough to play for your life? Designed by the one Wonderland monster who knows what the Six Impossible keys are for, Alice will have to risk the lives of millions to expose his secret. But that's the least of Alice's fears. She is about face a monster who is on nobody's side, but his. A monster who shares a terrible past with her she can't quite remember. A past that will deepen her struggles with her identity and the things she'd done -- and is about to do. On the other hand Inspector Dormouse is about to discover why Pilla da Killa killed 12 people in cold blood. A discovery that he may soon regret. Will Alice walk the white tiles of the chessboard of life again like she did in the Vatican? Will she triumph over her sins in the past? Will she find love again? Is she really destined to kill the Pillar? And most important of all, who is Carter Pillar, really?
Cameron Jace - Cinderella Dressed in Ashes
Loki is controlled by the Queen through his Dreamhunter's Fleece, and he's now Snow White's enemy. No one's sure what the Queen of Sorrow wants to do next, and what her plans with Sorrow are. In another Dreamory, they learn who Cinderella really is, where she came from, her relationship with Snow, and what historical period she'd affected with what she calls the Forbidden Art. The Second installment of the Grimm Diaries. This Diary continues the adventure, from Snow White's POV.
Cameron Jace - Family
What if madness runs in your... Family Stands for 'Gathering' In search of her real family, Alice Wonder receives a mysterious invitation to a dark place she thought she'd never visit again. Sometimes for 'Loyalty' Little does she know of those invited along, and now she has to figure out friends from foes. Always for 'Sacrifice' And the only way out is to sacrifice one of her true family members -- if not herself. Will Alice figure out her host's intentions? Will she figure our who the Pillar really is? The Dude? Jack? Can she stop the Wonderland War? What is the Wonderland War even about? And what about the 'Wonder' note the Pillar gave Alice a while ago?
Cameron Jace - Figment
After her encounter with the Cheshire Cat, Alice Wonder can hardly tell reality from imagination. But when kids have their head chopped off and stuffed in watermelons all over the city, it's clear that another Wonderland Monster has arrived, possibly scarier than the Cheshire. Alice, along with Professor Pillar, have to solve the killer's puzzles before a horrible event threatens the death of millions. Then Jack Diamonds appears again. This time, Alice must know who he really is.
Cameron Jace - Hookah
A Plague Scarier than Death Alice and the Pillar have to stop a Wonderland Monster who'd lashed out an incurable disease onto the world. Their biggest challenge is that the world loves this monster so much. A Cure Larger than Life The only way to save the world is to travel to the other side of the globe, and peek into one of Lewis Carroll and the Pillar's darker pasts. A Truth Madder Than Fiction This time, the price of saving the world is too high. Alice will have to live with the consequences of the maddest logic of the world surrounding her. Will Alice find who the Pillar really is? What he wants? Is she brave enough to handle the one Wonderland Monster she'd thought was a good friends? And even so, is the world ready the truth?
Cameron Jace - Snow White Blood Red
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong? Book description of Snow White Blood Red: A Grimm Diaries Prequel as told by the Snow White Queen: I have always wondered why you never asked about my name. Was I so superficial to you? So stereotypical and mundane? Why did you treat me as if I were just the monster of the week? You know what I think? You never had the time to really hate me. You wanted to hate me, long before you even met me. You wanted to scrape my existence and avenge your childhood princess by laying all blame on me. What if they didn’t call me the Evil Queen, what if I told you the real story from my point of view instead of hers, would you ever think of me as an angel? Could I ever make you care? I know that deep inside of you, you adore me,but you’re just scared, afraid to admit how much you love the Snow White Queen. This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series.
Cameron Jace - Wonder
Ever Wondered... Who You Really Are? Alice Wonder gets an offer from a Wonderland Monster. A little help to locate the Six Impossible Keys in exchange of knowing who she really is and why she killed her classmates in the school bus. Alice agrees, knowing the consequences might put the whole world in danger. One step into the truth, she realizes she needs the Pillar for help. But the Pillar is gone. He's not coming until fourteen years of her life passes. Unless she finds a way to bring him back. Maybe the number 14 written on her asylum cell's wall is a clue. Meanwhile, the Cheshire is stirring havoc in Jack's body, only to end up shocked by the things roaming in Jack's head. And suddenly, the Cheshire is looking for Alice too, because knowing what happened in the past will only kill her before she could even locate the keys. Will Alice survive? Will she know what happened on the bus? Will she find about Jack's secret and why he came back from the dead?
Lauren DeStefano - A Curious Tale of the In-Between
Pram Bellamy is special--she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends amongst the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost. New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano is beloved by critics and readers alike, and her middle grade debut is lyrical, evocative and not to be missed.
Lauren DeStefano - The Cursed Sea
The exciting and gorgeously told sequel to The Glass Spare, about a cursed princess who must return to the home she left behind in order to discover the origin of her curse and end a dangerous war—from the bestselling author of the Chemical Garden series, Lauren DeStefano. With Loom’s life on the line, Wil, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, must do what she never thought possible: return home to discover the origins of her own curse. But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unpredictable elder brother Baren is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And with time running out, Wil must navigate the dangerous secrets within her family to find the truth. Nothing goes as planned, and suddenly Wil and her allies are fighting for their lives as the Southern king is out to ensure neither of his children will survive to take the throne. Traveling across cursed seas and treacherous kingdoms, Wil and Loom must make peace with their pasts if they hope to secure the future of their kingdoms. But when their plans lead them right back to evil marveler Pahn, and to Baren—who is more dangerous than ever—can Wil and her friends outsmart their enemies, this time for good?
Lauren DeStefano - The Glass Spare
_A banished princess._ _A deadly curse._ _A kingdom at war._ Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance. Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure. But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power. With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?
Robert Beatty - Serafina and the Splintered Heart
The storms are coming.... Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around. A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late. With only days to achieve the impossible, Serafina fights to reclaim herself as the Guardian of Biltmore, friend of Braeden, daughter of her Pa, and heroine of the Blue Ridge Mountains and all the folk and creatures that call it home. In the epic third installment of Robert Beatty's #1 bestselling series, Serafina takes her rightful place among literary champions as she battles fiercely to defend all she loves and become everything that she is meant to be.
Robert Beatty - Serafina and the Twisted Staff
The brave and unusual Serafina lives in the magnificent Biltmore Estate in the opulence of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But she's caught between two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her forest kin. Filled with history, mystery, and magic for both adults and young readers (8+), this Disney-Hyperion thriller debuted as a #1 New York Times Best Seller, earned the prestigious "Starred Review" from Kirkus Reviews, and is now being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide. Be sure to watch the exciting book trailer in the media section below. Late one night while prowling through the forest, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure, and then she's attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she's convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise. A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees. Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore--and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.
Jordan Castillo Price - Body and Soul
The PsyCop boys are back! Policeman Vic has yet another new partner at work, but the really scary thing in his life is spending Thanksgiving with Jacob's family. The domesticity of the holiday is followed by a little light house-hunting, and it's a relief to get the call to go back to work. The urgent case means that Vic and company have a serial kidnapper on their hands, and it will take every resource they have, and every bit of their talent, to solve the mystery.
Jordan Castillo Price - Criss Cross
Criss Cross finds the ghosts surrounding Victor getting awfully pushy. The medications that Victor usually takes to control his abilities are threatening to destroy his liver, and his new meds aren't any more effective than sugar pills. Vic is also adjusting to a new PsyCop partner, a mild-mannered guy named Roger with all the personality of white bread. At least he's willing to spring for the Starbucks. Jacob’s ex-boyfriend, Crash, is an empathic healer who might be able to help Victor pull his powers into balance, but he seems more interested in getting into Victor’s pants than in providing any actual assistance.
Adrian Tchaikovsky - War Master's Gate
Relentlessly advancing towards Collegium, the Empire is again seeking to break down its walls. The mighty imperial armies have learnt from their failures, and Empress Seda will brook no weakness in her soldiers. However, Stenwold Maker has earned his title, and the War Master has strategies to save his city. His aviators rule the skies – but the Wasp Kinden Empire has developed a terrifying new aerial weapon. Yet the campaign may be decided far from marching armies and the noise of battle. In an ancient forest, where Mantis clans pursue their own civil war, the Empress Seda is seeking lost magic. Some dangerous shadow of old night is locked up among these trees and she is wants its power. Cheerwell Maker must stop her, at any cost, but will their rivalry awaken something far deadlier? Something that could make even their clash of nations pale into insignificance...
Tara Sim - Scavenge the Stars
When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one… Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.
Nnedi Okorafor - A halálmegvető
A posztapokaliptikus Afrika egyik vidékén népirtás zajlik, törzsek vére áztatja a földet. Egy nő, aki túlélte a faluja földig rombolását, és akit megerőszakolt az ellenség tábornoka, a halálban reménykedve a sivatagba megy. Kilenc hónappal később azonban életet ad egy dühös csecsemőnek, kinek haj- és bőrszíne a helyi törzsektől eltérően a homokra emlékeztet. A nő meg van győződve arról, hogy a lánya más – különleges –, ezért elnevezi Onyesonwunak. A név ősi nyelven azt jelenti: halálmegvető. Onyesonwu már gyerekként rájön, hogy a fogantatása körülményei testi és társadalmi bélyeget nyomtak rá. A többiek szemében ő egy ewu, vagyis az erőszak szülötte, félfajzat és számkivetett, akiről az emberek úgy tartják, hogy erőszakos életre van kárhoztatva. Ám Onyesonwu nem átlagos ewu: már gyerekként is kezd megmutatkozni egyedülálló varázsereje. Idővel egyre jobban kiteljesednek a képességei, és amikor véletlenül látogatást tesz a szellemek birodalmába, megtudja, hogy egy nagyhatalmú varázsló próbál az életére törni. Onyesonwu először kétségbeesetten próbál elrejtőzni leendő gyilkosa elől, ám a természete ezt nem hagyja. Így elindul végül egy olyan úton, aminek a végén harcossá válhat. Hogy beteljesítse sorsát, meg kell küzdenie a természettel, hagyományokkal és történelemmel, az igaz szerelemmel és kultúrája spirituális rejtelmeivel. Egyaránt várnak rá veszélyes kihívások egy olyan jövőbeli Afrikában, ahol látszólag soha semmi nem változott – és olyan földöntúli síkokon, melyeknek a létezéséről ugyan sokan tudnak, de csak nagyon kevesen képesek járni rajtuk. Nnedi Okorafor 2010-ben megjelent és azóta korszakos jelentőségűvé vált regénye helyezte fel az afrikai tematikájú műveket az SFF műfajának térképére. _A halálmegvető_ 2011-ben megkapta a rangos World Fantasy-díjat, de jelölték a Nebulára és Locusra is, az HBO pedig már dolgozik a televíziós sorozaton, aminek George R. R. Martin a vezető producere.
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.
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