The Door into Shadow (The Tale of the Five, Book 2)

By Diane Duane

Within the center Kingdoms, the royal magics are failing. The dread Reaver armies threaten the southern passes, and at the back of them strikes the everlasting malice of the Shadow, sworn to spoil all it might of the Goddess's production -- in particular the re-established nation-states of humankind.

One guy stands among the Shadow and its prey: Freelorn Ferrant's son, known as the Lion's baby, exiled prince of Arlen. His partners are an odd workforce -- from Sunspark, a fireplace elemental who's making an attempt challenging to appreciate humankind with out burning an individual to cinders within the approach, to Eftgan, housewife, mom of 3, and warrior Queen of historic Darthen.

And there also are the keepers of the blue Flame of energy: Herewiss, the 1st guy in centuries to grasp the hearth, and wielder of the nice sword Khávrinen, and Segnbora, a warrior and sorceress whose energy is locked in her poor prior, and who speaks with the tongue of dragons.

Together they are going to face the anonymous terrors of Glasscastle, the place sorrow walks with insanity. they are going to scale the extraordinary heights of the Bluepeaks looking for a kingdom's salvation. and they'll make the 1st strikes within the apocalyptic conflict that may set the genuine king at the throne... or see their global destroyed.

Edition be aware: The Door into Shadow used to be first released within the U.S. via Bluejay Books in 1984. That edition’s textual content, unchanged aside from the substitution of British spellings for American ones, was once used for the Corgi / Transworld Books versions of Shadow in 1992. For the book’s subsequent U.S. version, released by means of Meisha Merlin Books in 2001, a number of minor alterations and additions have been made to the unique textual content, together with the recovery of a small volume of fabric edited out of the 1984 edition.

This e-book heavily follows the 2001 textual content, with a few emendations -- in most cases an issue of mild restructuring, rephrasing and sprucing: no major new plot or personality fabric has been further. destiny published variants of The Door into Shadow will use this model of the textual content.

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By Catherynne M. Valente

Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what giants or depraved witches are to eu tradition: the villain of numerous tales that have been handed on via tale and textual content for generations. Valente's tackle the legend brings the motion to fashionable instances, spanning a few of the nice advancements of Russian historical past within the 20th century.

Deathless, despite the fact that, is not any dry, ancient tome: it lighting fixtures up like hearth because the younger Marya Morevna transforms from a smart peasant lady to Koschei's appealing bride, to his eventual undoing. alongside the best way there are Stalinist condo elves, magical quests, secrecy and forms, and video games of lust and tool. All informed, Deathless is a collision of magical heritage and real background, of revolution and mythology, of affection and demise, that might deliver Russian fable to existence in a gorgeous new incarnation.

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The Shattering

By Karen Healey

Seventeen-year-old Keri loves to plan for each chance. She is aware what to do for those who holiday an arm, or get stuck in an earthquake or hearth. yet she wasn't ready for her brother's suicide, and his dying has left her shattered with grief. whilst her adolescence buddy Janna tells her it was once homicide, no longer suicide, Keri desires to think her. in any case, Janna's brother died lower than comparable situations years in the past, and Janna insists a vacationing vacationer, Sione, who additionally misplaced a brother to obvious suicide that 12 months, has helped her locate a few answers.

As the 3 dig deeper, nerve-racking evidence start to pile up: one boy killed each year; all older brothers; all had spent New Year's Eve within the idyllic city of Summerton. but if their look for the serial killer takes an unforeseen flip, suspicion is forged on these they belief the most.

As secrets and techniques shatter round them, can they store the following sufferer? Or will they develop into sufferers themselves?

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Miranda

By John R. Little

Michael isn't the same as you and me. He lives his existence in opposite, from the day he died again to the day he was once born. It's difficult to make buddies whilst you're traveling within the incorrect course of time. in reality the one precise buddy he had his little puppy, Doof. till sooner or later, Michael meets Miranda, and his lifestyles adjustments for ever.

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Ancestors of Avalon

By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson

The complete sweep of the wealthy historical past of Avalon – from the autumn of Atlantis to the founding of a brand new temple at the mist-shrouded isle of england – is ultimately published during this remarkable tale.

The monks and priestesses of Atlantis have identified for a few years that the ocean Kingdoms have been doomed. yet now the ultimate destruction has arrived they locate themselves much less ready than they'd inspiration for what lies ahead.

Micail and Tiriki, prince and princess of the final island to fall, in addition to priest and priestess, are separated in the course of the ultimate get away. Micail and his cousin, Prince Tjalan, effectively arrive at their deliberate vacation spot, a buying and selling put up within the Hesperides (the British Isles) the place Tjalan loses no time in taking cost. He goals of continuous the traditions of Atlantis and founding an excellent new empire – no matter if the neighborhood tribes love it or now not. Micail and the opposite monks commit themselves to pleasing an historical prophesy that they are going to construct a superb temple during this new land – and set approximately discovering the way to shift the large blocks of granite that might turn into Stonehenge.

Micail's loved spouse Tiriki additionally arrives within the Hesperides, yet, blown off-course via a typhoon, her send lands at the fallacious shore. She and the aged priest Chedan lead their small crew in forming a brand new group in concord with the neighborhood inhabitants on the sacred Tor (Glastonbury). as soon as the 2 teams realize one another, clash turns into inevitable.

A deeply relocating and totally convincing story of religion within the face of adversity, choked with memorable characters and haunting landscapes.

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The Crystal Cave (The Arthurian Saga, Book 1)

By Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he might later be recognized, Merlin -- leads a dangerous early life, haunted by way of portents and visions. yet future has nice plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying prior to the excessive King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the notion of Arthur -- king for as soon as and always.

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Archmage (Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming)

By R. A. Salvatore

DRIZZT RETURNS TO THE UNDERDARK!
 
“After 1 / 4 of a century, R.A. Salvatore simply retains recuperating and higher, and The partners is one other masterful step forward for one of many maximum myth epics of all time.”
—Philip Athans, best-selling writer of Annihilation and Writing Monsters
 
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Archmage
 
The pall that had descended over the North is long gone, and a brand new day has dawned on a successful Mithral corridor, yet regardless of how shiny issues look at the floor, Drizzt and his partners be aware of that what lurks slightly below their toes continues to be steeped in evil and charged with incredible power.
 
The darkish elves of Menzoberranzan, together with the strong Archmage Gromph, aren’t performed with Drizzt but. And fed on by way of their very own energy struggles, feeling subsidized right into a nook, the drow may be determined sufficient to name on demonic forces from the inner most reaches of the Abyss, and unharness a catastrophe even the Underdark may by no means have ready for.
 
Archmage has every little thing Drizzt’s fanatics crave: motion, experience, characters that resonate with equivalent measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no scarcity of depraved darkish elves!

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By Maureen McGowan

In Glory's global, various capacity deviant—and dead.

In a post-apocalyptic international, the place the earth is buried by means of asteroid dirt that’s mutated the DNA of a few people, an orphaned sixteen-year-old, Glory, needs to disguise and safeguard her more youthful brother. If their Deviant talents are came upon, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by means of the Shredders. Glory could provide something to put off her distinct skill to kill together with her feelings, particularly whilst Cal, the boy she’s constantly beloved, turns into a undercover agent for the gurus. but if her brother is found, and he or she learns their father, who was once expunged for killing their mom, continues to be alive, she needs to break out the domed urban that’s been her whole world.

Outside within the ruins, they’re pursued by way of the gurus and through sadistic, scab-covered Shredders who're hooked on the lethal-to-humans airborne dirt and dust now masking the planet. Glory’s quests to move herself and her brother to security make up the exciting and engaging first quantity of The airborne dirt and dust Chronicles.

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The Thousand Names: Book One of the Shadow Campaigns

By Django Wexler

Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of 1 of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, used to be serving out his days in a sleepy, distant outpost—until a uprising left him accountable for a demoralized strength clinging to a small castle on the fringe of the desert.

To flee from her previous, wintry weather Ihernglass masqueraded as a guy and enlisted as a ranker within the Vordanai Colonials, hoping basically to prevent discover. but if probability sees her promoted to command, she needs to lead her males into conflict opposed to most unlikely odds.

Their destiny is determined by Colonel Janus guess Vhalnich. less than his command, Marcus and iciness consider the tide turning and their allegiance being established. For Janus’s objectives expand past the battlefield and into the area of the supernatural—a realm with the facility to reshape the identified international and alter the lives of everybody in its course.

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