The people had long suffered under Det Morson’s power. When at last, the wizard Mor joined the fight, Det and his infamous Rondoval castle were destroyed. But the victory was not complete, for the conquerors found a baby amidst the rubble: Det’s son, Pol. Unwilling to kill the child, Mor took him to a world where the ways of magic were considered mere legends — a world called Earth…
Janice Hardy - The Shifter
Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers' League apprentices, Nya's skill is flawed: She can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden from forces occupying her city. If discovered, she'd be used as a human weapon against her own people. Rumors of another war make Nya's life harder, forcing her to take desperate risks just to find work and food. She pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. At first Nya refuses, but when Tali and other League Healers mysteriously disappear, she's faced with some difficult choices. As her father used to say, principles are a bargain at any price; but how many will Nya have to sell to get Tali back alive?
Jim C. Hines - Unbound
For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters’ secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by Pope Sylvester II, a bronze prison that would grant her the power to command an army of the dead. Michigan librarian Isaac Vainio is powerless to stop her, having been stripped of his power and his place among the Porters by Johannes Gutenberg himself. But Isaac is determined to regain his magic and to rescue his former student Jeneta. With no magic of his own, Isaac’s must delve into the darker side of black-market magic, where he will confront beings better left undisturbed, including the sorcerer Juan Ponce de Leon. With his loyal fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to unravel a mystery more than a thousand years old as competing magical powers battle to shape the future of the world. He will be hunted by enemies and former allies alike, and it will take all his knowledge and resourcefulness to survive as magical war threatens to spread across the globe. Isaac’s choices will determine the fate of his friends, the Porters, the students of Bi Sheng, and the world. Only one thing is certain: even if he finds a way to restore his magic, he can’t save them all…
Liz De Jager - Banished
Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself… Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves – it’s that or lose everyone she’s learnt to love.
Garth Nix - The Creature in the Case
It is six months since the cataclysmic events of Abhorsen, six months Nicholas Sayre has spent recovering in Ancelstierre. But he is desperate to return to the Old Kingdom, and at last he has a chance. All he has to do is spend a weekend in a country house as a favour for his Uncle Edward, Chief Minister of Ancelstierre. That seems easy enough, till he discovers that the house holds many secrets, and the worst of them is a relic of the Old Kingdom, too far from the Wall for any spark of its magical life to reignite. Unless someone finds a way to unleash its power.
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 9.
FADING WIZARD Stylish wizard Loke is the ladies' man of the Fairy Tail guild. But now he's suddenly broken up with all his girlfriends, claiming he simply doesn't have the time! It turns out that Loke's life may be about to end, and Lucy, a freshman, is the only one who can save him! But what can a first-year wizard do that an experienced wizard can't?
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 17.
WITH THE LIGHTS OUT, IT'S LESS DANGEROUS? After Wendy is abducted by the dark guilds, she is exposed to the destructive magical properties of NIRVANA, which drastically alter the light and darkness within her body. Can Fairy Tail rescue Wendy and save her precvious soul... or will the dark guilds have the last laugh? Includes special extras after the story!
Angie Sage - The Darke Toad
The evil DomDaniel is up to something with the Port Witch Coven, and he needs Simon Heap’s help. Is Simon ready to do his master’s bidding? And in the state that DomDaniel is in, how will he fare against the nasty—and ever entertaining—Port Witch Coven? A novella that takes places between the stories told in MAGYK and FLYTE.
Angie Sage - Darke
In this sixth Magycal installment, Alther Mella has been Banished, a Darke Domaine engulfs the Castle, and a Darke dragon is on the loose. Septimus Heap must use all of his skills to save the Castle and the Wizard Tower from destruction: He must enter the Darke. But he cannot do this alone. With the help of Jenna, Alther Mella, Marcellus Pye, and Septimus's estranged brother, Simon Heap, Septimus and Marcia Overstrand battle the spreading Darkenesse. Will Septimus succeed in protecting his Magykal world? Written with Angie Sage's characteristic flair, Septimus Heap, Book Six: Darke is a compelling fantasy adventure filled with surprises, thrills, and laugh-out-loud moments. Readers will revel in the action-packed story as they realize the wisdom of Magyk--that all things are meant to be part of a living whole.
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 16.
A TEAM OF DRAGONS The dark guilds have allied, and the only thing that Fairy Tail can do to stop them is to ally with three other guilds and try to take on the most powerful wizards in the underworld. But the dark guild wizards won't wait for our heroes to make the first move! This volume begins the epic Nirvana storyline! Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 15.
A TEAM OF DRAGONS Laxus' protectors have all been defeated, but he still remains one of the most powerful wizards in Fairy Tail, and his Thunder Palace is threatening to rain down death and destruction on the innocent people of Manolia! Can the two dragon slayers, Natsu and Gajeel, manage to keep from fighting each other enough to stop him? Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 13.
THE DOOMSDAY WEAPON! Master Makarov’s grandson, the too-powerful wizard Laxus, has seen the new Fairy Tail guild hall and doesn’t like what he sees! So he gathers some of the strongest wizards in the guild, and starts a Fairy Tail civil war! Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 11.
WHEN CHECKMATE MEANS DEATH! Erza’s childhood friend Jellal has started to play an elaborate board game—with Natsu and his team as enemy pieces to be eliminated. Meanwhile, Siegrain is trying to get the Magic Council to fire a weapon that will wipe out Jellal’s tower, killing everyone within it—including our heroes from Fairy Tail!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 10.
SHADOWS OF THE PAST Erza Scarlet is the most kick-butt woman wizard in Fairy Tail, but in the past this indomitable fighter was . . . a slave? Now she finds out that her old companions have completed the evil device they were forced to build while held in slavery: the Tower of Heaven. What’s more, their wicked master requires a sacrifice: Erza! Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 14.
THE DEMON'S REBIRTH Laxus wants Fairy Tail for himself, and he's set his three powerful allies against the entire guild! But when the attacks of Laxus's right-hand man become sadistic, the guild's angel, Mirajane, is forced to reveal the frightening satanic power she's been hiding for so long! Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 18.
NIRVANA RISING With the members of the allied guilds scattered, Natsu and the Fairy Tail team have to somehow find a way to stop the terrifying magic of Nirvana! But Oracion Seis isn't going to give up without a fight! Will our heroes be able to face the Dark Guild's strongest wizards? Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 19.
KILLED BY ZERO With Erza facing off against Midnight of the Oracion Seis, it seems that Fairy Tail and the allied guilds will finally be able to defeat the final Oracion Seis member and stop Nirvana! But he defeat of the sixth villain only means the coming of the ultra powerful master of the Oracion Seis Guild, Zero, who desires only destruction! Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 20.
ONE SHALL STAND! ONE SHALL FALL! The Alliance and Oracion face off in this climatic battle! Oh … And did we mention that there is a dragon in this book? There totally is — and he's about to destory EVERYTHING! When the dust settles, what will be left of Fairy Tail? Includes special extras after the story!
Hiro Mashima - Fairy Tail 7.
GUILD WAR Fairy Tail's rival guild, Phantom Lord, has taken the competition to dangerous levels by smashing the Fairy Tail building and nearly killing three wizards. What is Fairy Tail's response? Full-frontal assuat on the Phantom Lord! But this class is all part of the Phantom Lord's evil plot to capture a coveted prize. Includes special extras after the story!
Teri Brown - Born Of Illusion
Anna Van Housen has a secret. A gifted illusionist, Anna assists her mother, the renowned medium Marguerite Van Housen, in her stage show and séances, easily navigating the underground world of magicians, mediums, and mentalists in 1920’s New York. As the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini—or so Marguerite claims—sleight of hand illusions have never been a challenge for Anna. The real trick is keeping her own gifts secret from her opportunistic mother. Because while Marguerite’s own powers may be a sham, Anna possesses a true ability to sense people’s feelings and foretell the future. But as Anna’s powers intensify, she begins to experience frightening visions of her mother in peril, which leads her to explore the powers she’s tried so long to hide. And when a mysterious young man named Cole moves into the flat downstairs, introducing Anna to a secret society that studies people with gifts like hers, she is forced to confront her past and rethink everything she’s ever known. Is her mother truly in danger, or are Anna’s visions merely illusion? And could the great Houdini really be her father, or is it just another of Marguerite’s tricks? From Teri Brown comes a world bursting with magic, with romance, and the temptations of Jazz Age New York—and the story of a girl about to become the mistress of her own destiny.
Lizzy Ford - Cursed
The Red Man is coming ... Five years after her sister disappeared, seventeen-year-old Adrienne finds the strength to return to her father’s home in New Orleans. But soon after she arrives, the mark of a curse appears on her, leaving her worried. Will she be the next victim of a four-hundred-year old family curse ... the next to be claimed by a serial killer roaming the back alleys of the city? The day before his senior year begins, Jayden is given a skeleton key passed down through his family for generations -- a gruesome reminder of how his ancestors betrayed their own people and sold them into slavery. He doesn’t believe in the curse the key allegedly bears and puts it away with the intention of forgetting about its message. Until he meets Adrienne, a girl he’s compelled to for more reasons than her beauty. He’s not the only one who notices her. A man in a skeleton mask and a voodoo gang member are also drawn to Adrienne. One is determined to protect her. The other intends to mislead her. Haunted by the mythical Red Man, all are connected to the ancient curse. Can they overcome their misgivings about one another and prevent the dark prophecy looming over them? Or will they be lured away from each other by evil’s siren song?