Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.
Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones.
Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack.
Jack’s wonder at the magic and steam-powered marvels in Londinium lasts until he learns he is the pawn in a very dangerous game. The consequences are deadly, and his only hope of escape, of returning home, lies with a legendary clockwork bird.
The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever.
Lindsay Buroker - Forged in Blood I
The emperor has been ousted from the throne, his bloodline in question, and war is descending on the capital. Forge, the nefarious business coalition that has been manipulating the political situation from the beginning, has the ultimate weapon at its disposal. If it was difficult for a small team of outlaws--or, as Amaranthe has decided they should now be called, rebels--to make a difference before, it's a monumental task now. If she's to return idealistic young Sespian to the throne, earn the exoneration she's sought for so long, and help her closest ally win the respect of the son who detests him, she'll have to employ an unprecedented new scheme...preferably without destroying the city--or herself--in the process.
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THE WRATH OF ZEREF The Council's wizard pulse bomb threatens to obliterate the magic of every wizard on the continent! Fairy Tail’s figured out how to neutralize it, but it won’t be an easy task. Now that they’ve made it out of Tartaros’s prison, Natsu, Erza, Mira, and Lisanna will start their counterattack against the Nine Demon Gates, and execute a daring raid on the Tartaros guild! Then, as if they don’t already have enough problems, Natsu suddenly encounters Zeref the Black Wizard himself! Past the gates of Hell, it’s a desperate battle between fairies and demons to decide the fate of the world!
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A PARALLEL WORLD Natsu and the gang journey to Edolas, a parallel world in the sky, in search of their vanished guild. Instead they stumble upon the parallel version of Fairy Tail and find their guild mates all have completely different personalities, as well as a long lost member of the original guild.
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A ROYAL DOUBLE-CROSS! King Faust finally reveals his plan — and it's even crueler than anyone imagined! Happy, Carla and Lucy have to hurry if they're going to rescue Natsu and Wendy from the king's torturous magic extraction machine and stop a genocidal scheme that would kill the remaining Fairy Tail members. But first, they'll have to make it through… an amusement park?!
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SLAYING A MECHANICAL DRAGON! The king of Edolas has taken a final stand in the fearsome, magic-proof Droma Anim! The only ones who can stop him are Fairy Tail's three dragon slayers. But how can magic stop a magic-proof killing machine? Discover the final fate of the world of Edolas!
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PREMONITIONS AND PROMOTIONS Natsu and gang return to Earthland from Edolas, and back at home, it's time for the annual S-class wizard promotion test! The eight participants, including Natsu, choose partners and head for Tenrou Island, where Fairy Tail’s first master was laid to rest. Only one will pass! Who will join the magical elite?
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THIS AIN’T THE SAT! Natsu, Levy, Gray and the others face a fierce trial to reach the coveted S class! But with a mysterious death wizard wandering the island in search of Natsu, a mystery man manipulating the memories of the entire guild and a powerful dark force preparing to mount an invasion, one thing is clear – this test really needs a proctor!
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MASTER AGAINST MASTER Just as the S-class wizard test gets underway, everything goes wrong! Grimoire Heart launches a surprise attack on Fairy Tail. But the guild is just collateral damage – their real goal is much more sinister. At the vanguard of the invasion force is Grimoire Heart’s master, Hades… a man who only respects power, and has a history with Makarov!
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THAT'S THE SPIRIT? A powerful user of magic, with a goat's head? It’d be funny if it weren’t trying to slaughter Fairy Tail! Loke has an idea of the wizard's true identity – but while he fights to prove it, Ultear has already reached the sleeping Zeref, and she has plans of her own for the legendary black wizard…
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KNOCK ON WOOD! Erza is up against Azuma, a dark wizard who uses trees as conduits to draw upon the magic of the earth itself. He uses this mysterious power to fell the great tree at the heart of Sirius Island, depriving all the Fairy Tail wizards of their magic! Can a nearly powerless Erza hope to stand against him? And where has Zeref the Black Wizard gone?
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PAWNS VS. GRANDMASTER Fairy Tail's remaining wizards stand against Hades, a former master of the guild who has already defeated his successor, Makarov! But can they really take on someone with an encyclopedic knowledge of their magic and deadly lost magic of his own? It'll take the return of a wayward son and an unlikely alliance to turn the tide!
Cornelia Funke - Inkdeath
The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?
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THE BLACK DRAGON AND THE END OF FAIRY TAIL! Grimoire Heart is in disarray, but it's already too late! Acnologia, the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse, is on its way to unleash death magic that will consume the world. To this massive beast, the dragon slayers are little more than insolent insects. There are some enemies not even Fairy Tail can defeat, and after this confrontation the guild will never be the same!
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AN OLD RIVALRY REKINDLED The Grand Magic Games finally begin, but the member of Fairy Tail's team are shocked to find themselves facing off against their old nemesis Raven Tail! They may no longer be a “dark guild,” but as the first round begins Erza's sure there's still something sinister going on. Of course, they'll never know what that might be unless Fairy Tail's team can pull themselves out of last place!
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DEFEATS AND EVIL PORTENTS Hoping to break Fairy Tail's humiliating losing streak at the Grand Magic Games, Elfman prepares to face Bacchus, an old enemy of Erza's. Away from the tournament, a still recuperating Wendy is kidnapped out from under even Natsu's sensitive nose, and Carla experiences a terrible vision: A white knight, the palace of the king of Fiore in ruins and Lucy singing as the capital burns!
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CASTLE CRASHING! Outraged by the way Yukino has been treated, Natsu goes on the warpath and challenges the master of Saber Tooth to a fight! Back at the tournament, the wizards prepare to face Pandemonium, a castle built out of magic containing one hundred terrible monsters, the most powerful of which are easily capable of taking down a Wizard Saint. But when Erza, desperate to reclaim Fairy Tail's honor, wins the right to go first, she declares that she'll take on all one hundred at once!
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DRAGON SLAYER DEATHMATCH When Minerva of Saber Tooth sadistically thrashes Lucy to within an inch of her life, Fairy Tail vows vengeance! Their chance comes at the climax of the fourth day's events. It's Natsu and Gajeel vs. Sting and Rogue, the old dragon slayers against the new! Can the stadium contain the sheer power of these wizards' fire and iron?
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A RECKLESS RESCUE! To the surprise of no one, Natsu hasn't really thought through his plan to rescue Lucy. Along the way, they face a death trap, a team of magical executioners, and…another Lucy?! Meanwhile Erza struggles through a three-way free-for-all with the world's other two most powerful women wizards! Will the world survive Fairy Tail's attempts to save it?!
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AND THE WINNER IS… In the final matches of the Grand Magic Games, a wounded Erza struggles against a sadistic Minerva who can twist space itself, Gajeel sinks into the shadows against a powered-up Rogue, and Laxus faces down impossible odds against Jura, the world's fifth-strongest wizard. But as the Games end, the kingdom prepares for a day Natsu never thought he'd see: the return of the dragons!
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GRAY-OUT Gray’s old training companion Reitei Lyon is trying to revive a calamity demon, but doing so will make their former master’s sacrifice meaningless! What’s the secret of Gray’s past, and why does he keep taking off his clothing? Gray is revealed (metaphorically speaking) in this pivotal volume!