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Blood of Elves (The Witcher Book 1)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

April 22, 2009

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><br /><b>The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, becomes the guardian of Ciri, surviving heiress of a bloody revolution and prophesied savior of the world, in the first novel of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series that inspired the Netflix series and the blockbuster video games.</b><b><br /></b>For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf.<br />Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as the Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world -- for good, or for evil.<br />As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all. And the Witcher never accepts defeat.<br /><u>Witcher novels</u><i>Blood of Elves</i><i>The Time of Contempt</i><i>Baptism of Fire</i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><br /><u>Witcher collections</u><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br />Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok.<br />
The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

December 02, 2008

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the <i>NYT </i>bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><br />Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. <br />But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good...and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.<br /><b>Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series. <i>The Last Wish </i>short story collection is the perfect introduction to this one of a kind fantasy world. <br /></b><br /><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (</i>e-only)<br /><br />Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of The One, Book 3
by Nora Roberts

Language

English

Pages

455

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<p><b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Year One</i> and <i>Of Blood and Bone</i> concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as 鈥淎 match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King鈥檚 <i>The Stand</i>.鈥?lt;/b> </p><p>After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness鈥攊f, indeed, they can be saved.</p><p>Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal鈥攁nd rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy鈥檚 stronghold, and pursues her destiny鈥攖o finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all鈥攕he will need an army behind her鈥?lt;/p>
Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles Book 5)
by Ilona Andrews

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English

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Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>From #1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author, Ilona Andrews鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />There鈥檚 no place like home for the holidays鈥specially at Innkeeper Dina DeMille鈥檚 bed and breakfast, which welcomes guests who are literally out of this world!
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE<br /><br /><i>The Testaments</i> is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood鈥檚 classic, <i>The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale</i>.</b><br /><br />More than fifteen years after the events of <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.<br /> 聽<br />Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia.聽 Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.<br /> 聽<br /> With <i>The Testaments,</i>聽Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen His...
by George R. R. Martin

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English

Pages

737

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER聽</b>鈥⒙?lt;b>The history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work, the inspiration for HBO鈥檚 upcoming聽<i>Game of Thrones</i>聽prequel series聽<i>House of the Dragon<br /></i></b><br /><b>鈥淭he thrill of聽<i>Fire & Blood</i>聽is the thrill of all Martin鈥檚 fantasy work: familiar myths debunked, the whole trope table flipped.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br />Centuries before the events of聽<i>A Game of Thrones,</i>聽House Targaryen鈥攖he only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria鈥攖ook up residence on Dragonstone.聽<i>Fire & Blood</i>聽begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.<b><i><br /></i></b><br />What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel鈥檚 worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.聽Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as聽<i>The World of Ice & Fire,聽</i>but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.<br /><br />With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon鈥檚聽<i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,</i>聽<i>Fire & Blood聽</i>is the聽the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Fire & Blood</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎 masterpiece of popular historical fiction.鈥?lt;b>聽鈥?lt;i>The Sunday Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淭he saga is a rich and dark one, full of both the title鈥檚 promised elements. . . . It鈥檚 hard not to thrill to the descriptions of dragons engaging in airborne combat, or the dilemma of whether defeated rulers should 鈥榖end the knee,鈥?鈥榯ake the black鈥?and join the聽Night鈥檚 Watch, or simply meet an inventive and horrible end.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Guardian</i></b>
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK 鈥⒙?lt;/b>From the National Book Award鈥搘inning author of <i>Between the World and Me, </i>a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.<br /><br />鈥淭his potent book about America鈥檚 most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.鈥濃€?lt;i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br />NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i>鈥橲 BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>鈥?NPR 鈥⒙?lt;i>The Washington Post</i> 鈥?<i>Chicago Tribune</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Esquire </i>鈥?<i>Good Housekeeping </i>鈥?<i>Paste聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Town & Country聽</i>鈥?The New York Public Library 鈥⒙?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews </i>鈥?<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br />鈥淣early every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br />Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her鈥攂ut was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he鈥檚 ever known.<br /><br /> So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia鈥檚 proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he鈥檚 enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram鈥檚 resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.<br /><br /> This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children鈥攖he violent and capricious separation of families鈥攁nd the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today鈥檚 most exciting thinkers and writers, <i>The Water Dancer </i>is<i> </i>a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>The Water Dancer</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭a-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir,聽<i>Between the World and Me</i>. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations鈥攁nd then proceeds to exceed them.聽<i>The Water Dancer</i>聽. . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What鈥檚 most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless聽and聽instantly canon-worthy.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Rolling Stone</i></b>
Sword of Destiny
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

375

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this second collection of adventures in the <i>NYT</i> bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><b><br /></b>Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. <br /><br />This is a collection of short stories, following the adventures of the <i>New York Time</i>s bestseller, <i>The Last Wish.</i> Join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike...<br /><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br /><br />Translated from original Polish by David French
The Time of Contempt (The Witcher Book 2)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 27, 2013

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<b>Now a Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>To protect his ward, Ciri, Geralt of Rivia sends her away from the home of the Witchers to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild in the second book of the <i>NYT</i> bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games.</b><br />Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill -- but only if she lives to use it.<br /><b>Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series:</b><b><br /></b><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br />Translated from original Polish by David French
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)
by Deborah Harkness

Language

English

Pages

594

Publication Date

February 08, 2011

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<b>Book one of the聽<i>New York Times</i>-bestselling All Souls trilogy鈥?quot;a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of聽<i>Harry Potter</i>聽and聽<i>Twilight</i>鈥?(<i>People</i>). </b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /><b>Now 鈥淸a] hot show that鈥檚 like聽<i>Twilight</i>聽meets聽<i>Outlander</i>鈥?(<i>Thrillist</i>)聽<b>airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.</b></b><br /><br /> Deborah Harkness鈥檚 sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, <i>Ashmole 782</i>, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.<br /><br /> Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, <i>Shadow of Night</i>, and concludes with <i>The Book of Life</i>.

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