Floresiensis profile

Place of birth: Timperley, Cheshire
Now living: Bury, Lancashire

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Floresiensis's 502 reviews

Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kathy, Ruth and Tommy were pupils at Hailsham - an idyllic establishment situated deep in the English countryside. The children there were tenderly sheltered from the outsi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2005

Score: 0

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Salem's Lot

by Stephen King

'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with the usual quota of gossips, drinkers, weirdos and respectable folk. Of course there are tales of strange happenings - [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1975

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ptolemy's Gate

by Jonathan Stroud

Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Min [...]

Series: The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2005

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Golem's Eye

by Jonathan Stroud

Two years have passed and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. [...]

Series: The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2004

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Our Child of the Stars

by Stephen Cox

Molly and Gene Myers were happy, until tragedy blighted their hopes of children. During the years of darkness and despair, they each put their marriage in jeopardy, but now [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 0

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Magician's Land

by Lev Grossman

Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of the secret magical land of Fillory and now, friendless and broke, he returns to where his story began: Brakeb [...]

Series: The Magicians series: Book 3
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cloud Atlas

by David Mitchell

The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer bl [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2004

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Bone Clocks

by David Mitchell

One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Last Dark

by Stephen Donaldson

Compelled step by step to actions whose consequences they could neither see nor prevent, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical real [...]

Series: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Book 4
Published: 2013

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Road is a River

by Nick Cole

Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, The Road is a River is a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the Post-Apocalyptic American Southwest. The Road [...]

Series: The Wasteland Saga #3
Published: 2013

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Savage Boy

by Nick Cole

Amid the remains of a world destroyed by a devastating Global Thermonuclear Armageddon, barbaric tribes rule the New American Dark Age. A boy and his horse must complete th [...]

Series: The Wasteland Saga #2
Published: 2013

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Old Man and the Waste Land

by Nick Cole

Forty years after the destruction of civilization... Man is reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One man’s most prized possession is Hemingway’s Cl [...]

Series: The Wasteland Saga #1
Published: 2011

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Assassin's Fate

by Robin Hobb

Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter Bee was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield grea [...]

Series: Fitz and the Fool #3
Published: 2017

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Crimson Queen

by Alec Hutson

Long ago the world fell into twilight, when the great empires of old consumed each other in sorcerous cataclysms. In the south the Star Towers fell, swallowed by the sea, w [...]

Series: The Raveling #1
Published: 2016

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Silver Mask

by Christian Ellingsen

The gods and goddesses are dead, killed two hundred years ago. With their destruction the moon split apart, the sun dwindled and the land was devastated. Civilisation has r [...]

Series: The Vasini Chronicles #1
Published: 2016

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fluke

by James Herbert

He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. But he was something more. Somewhere in t [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1977

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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A Threat of Shadows

by JA Andrews

Do some choices change us too much for us to ever change back? There was a time when Alaric was a Keeper, one of the men entrusted with counseling the queen, protecting the [...]

Series: The Keeper Chronicles #1
Published: 2016

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Last Dog on Earth

by Adrian J Walker

Every dog has its day... And for Lineker, a happy go lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Dog Stars

by Peter Heller

Hig, bereaved and traumatised after global disaster, has three things to live for - his dog Jasper, his aggressive but helpful neighbour, and his Cessna aeroplane. He's [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Anamnesis

by Whitney H Murphy

As survivors in a ruined city, there are some realities we can’t escape. Or forget. Like the truth that our bodies don’t work anymore. We all know it—with [...]

Series: Ages of Claya #1
Published: 2016

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

by Mathias Malzieu

Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest night the world has ever seen, Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation. But Dr Madeleine i [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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All That Remains

by Al Barrera

The old world is dead, and humanity struggles to survive in the shadows of the new one. Kyle, Sara, and Tim are scavengers, hiding in the remains of human civilization from [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Harvest

by William Horwood

It is August, time of the first harvest, traditional time of plenty. But at the farthest reaches of the Hyddenworld, in sea-bound Englalond, disaster looms. A blight in the [...]

Series: Hyddenworld: Book 3
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Robot Uprisings

by John Joseph Adams

Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our tech [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Creeping Shadow

by Jonathan Stroud

Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies – agencies that might value her ever-improving skills. But now Loc [...]

Series: Lockwood & Co #4
Published: 2016

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Feast of All Souls

by Simon Bestwick

Alice has returned to her old home town to put her life back in order. 378 Collarmill Road looks like an ordinary house. But sometimes, the world outside the windows isn&rs [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Metronome

by Oliver Langmead

It is for the entities known as Sleepwalkers to cross the doors between dreams, and hunt the nightmares that haunt sleeping minds. Theirs is a world of impossible vistas, w [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Of Bone and Thunder

by Chris Evans

Chris Evans’ Of Bone Thunder is a fantasy tale heavily influenced by the Vietnam War. Set in a jungle world inhabited by, amongst others, humans, dwarves, dragons and [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Time: The Immortal Divide

by KS Turner

This world and all worlds are fated to end. The prophet, Jychanumun, has tried to prevent it. He has spent millennia walking between life and death to find a way. The power [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Fate and Choice: Book 3
Published: 2016

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Golem and the Djinni

by Helene Wecker

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, di [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dawn of Wonder

by Jonathan Renshaw

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer wit [...]

Series: The Wakening #1
Published: 2015

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.8 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Knights of the Borrowed Dark

by Dave Rudden

Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight. That kind of thi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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When We Were Animals

by Joshua Gaylord

A small, quiet Midwestern town, unremarkable save for one fact: when the local teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild. When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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It

by Stephen King

It is the children who see - and feel - what makes the town so horribly different. In the storm drains and sewers "It" lurks, taking the shape of every nightmare, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1986

Score: 116

Our rating: 9.0 | 28 positive reader reviews

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The Hollow Boy

by Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional T [...]

Series: Lockwood & Co #3
Published: 2015

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bloodrush

by Ben Galley

"Magick ain’t pretty, it ain’t stars and sparkles. Magick is dirty. It’s rough. Raw. It’s blood and guts and vomit. You hear me?" When Pri [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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City of Burning Shadows

by Barbara Webb

Joshua "Ash" Drake is a man in hiding. Hiding from the past, from the horror of his life as a priest after the gods disappeared. Hiding from his emotions, denying [...]

Series: Apocrypha: The Dying World
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Weight of a Crown

by Tavish Kaeden

Thousands dream of it; still more die for it. Yet once obtained, how many can truly bear it? After centuries of bitter conflict the realm of Esmoria is at last united under [...]

Series: Azhaion Saga #1
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Thief Who Pulled On Troubles Braids

by Michael McClung

Amra Thetys lives by two simple rules—take care of business, and never let it get personal. Thieves don't last long in Lucernis otherwise. But when a fellow rogue [...]

Series: Amra Thetys Series #1
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Silent End

by Samuel Sattin

In a mist-covered town in the Pacific Northwest three teenagers find themselves pitted against an unearthly menace that dwells beneath the foundations of their high school. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Whispering Skull

by Jonathan Stroud

Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is des [...]

Series: Lockwood & Co #2
Published: 2014

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Rule

by Jack Colman

In Helvik, a single rule governs the people: ‘No person of Helvik may kill another person of Helvik. Any person who breaks this rule is no longer a person of Helvik.& [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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After the Fall: An anthology

by Alex Davis

Technology has changed the world around us over the last century, and promises even more great things for the future. But what does that future look like without the marvel [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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World of Trouble

by Ben H Winters

Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with [...]

Series: The Last Policeman Trilogy #2
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Vagrant

by Peter Newman

The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Wastelands 2

by John Joseph Adams

For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin's seminal The Postman to Hugh Howey' [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Like Clockwork

by Damien Love

As the serialisation beings we meet 12-year-old schoolboy Alex who, just before Christmas, receives an old toy robot from his globe-trotting grandfather. It doesn't see [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Animal Farm is set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. Howeve [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1945

Score: 136

Our rating: 9.5 | 43 positive reader reviews

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The Wurms of Blearmouth

by Steven Erikson

Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants thrive in palaces and one-room hovels, in back alleys and playgrounds. Tyrants abound on the verges of civilization, where disorde [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen
Published: 2014

Score: 95

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Malice

by John Gwynne

Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will [...]

Series: The Faithful and The Fallen #1
Published: 2012

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Third Section

by Jasper Kent

Russia 1855. After forty years of peace in Europe, war rages. In the Crimea, the city of Sevastopol is besieged. In the north, Saint Petersburg is blockaded. But in Moscow [...]

Series: The Danilov Quintet: Book 3
Published: 2012

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Snow, White

by Keith Austin

John Creed's nights are haunted by dreams of a white wolf, his days by the hideous class bully. He's a loner with a stutter and his home-life - with an eccentric gr [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Look Who's Back

by Temur Vimes

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises hi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Echo Boy

by Matt Haig

Echo Boy by Nestlé Smarties Book Prize winner Matt Haig is a stand-alone science/speculative-fiction novel set exactly 100 years in the future. It offers a vision of [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fool's Assassin

by Robin Hobb

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service [...]

Series: Fitz and the Fool #1
Published: 2014

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.9 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 8

by Jonathan Strahan

From the inner realms of humanity to the far reaches of space, these are the science fiction and fantasy tales that are shaping the genre and the way we think about the fut [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Last Werewolf

by Glen Duncan

One last full moon – then it will all be over. Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appet [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Relic

by Heather Terrell

When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s [...]

Series: The Books of Eva #1
Published: 2013

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Weaveworld

by Clive Barker

Weaveworld is an epic adventure of the imagination. It begins with a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes to life, alerting the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 93

Our rating: 8.8 | 5 positive reader reviews

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Sailing to Sarantium

by Guy Gavriel Kay

Rumoured to be responsible for the ascension of the previous Emperor, his uncle, amid fire and blood, Valerius the Trakesian has himself now risen to the Golden Throne of t [...]

Series: The Sarantine Mosaic #1
Published: 2000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Wounded Falcon

by JP Barnett

While out on a hunting expedition with your trained falcon, an unexpected event occurs that threatens her life. Alone, you are the only person who can rescue her. Can you s [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Alt Hist: Issue 2

by Mark Lord

Alt Hist is the new magazine of historical fiction and alternate history. The second issue features eight new stories and also three book reviews. From ancient Egypt to Wor [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Winter

by William Horwood

Storms rage as the worst winter in living memory ravages the human and Hydden worlds. The prophesied End of Days is here and the universe is dying, yet only a few are even [...]

Series: Hyddenworld: Book 4
Published: 2013

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Alt Hist: Issue 3

by Mark Lord

The third issue of Alt Hist includes two stories about the American Civil War, one about the great Tesla, a tale of post-war revenge set in Dublin, and a compelling story a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Invitation to a Feast

by JP Barnett

The young rabbit, Jumpster has received his first ever invitation to the annual feast of the Noble Ranger, the caretaker of Woodland Forest. He soon discovers, however, tha [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Man from Hell

by Barrie Roberts

In 1886, wealthy philanthropist Lord Backwater was found beaten to death in the grounds of his estate. As Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson strive to unravel the mystery, many [...]

Series: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes #5
Published: 2010

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Snow Goose

by Paul Gallico

Philip Rhayader lives alone in an abandoned lighthouse on the desolate Great Marsh of Essex. One afternoon, a hauntingly beautiful child, Fritha, visits Rhayader, bringing [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1940

Score: 106

Our rating: 9.5 | 11 positive reader reviews

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Defenders of the Scroll

by Shiraz

Far away in the realm of Mythos, an evil entity has broken free of its prison to darken the land. However, entrusted with her father’s magic scroll – the only h [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

by David Benedictus

The rumours are true – Christopher Robin is back in the Hundred Acre Wood. From the excitement of Christopher Robin’s return to the curious business of learning [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Slither's Tale

by Joseph Delaney

Slither is a haizda mage who preys upon humans, drinking their blood to feed his dark urges. So when a local farmer dies, it's only natural that Slither should want to [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 11
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Miscreation

by Stefan Jakubowski

Far away in the realm of Mythos, an evil entity has broken free of its prison to darken the land. However, entrusted with her father’s magic scroll – the only h [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Waking World

by Tom Huddleston

The Island is in peril. For years the Marauders have raided along the coast, carrying off goods and cattle. Now they're growing bolder, striking further inland, even ta [...]

Series: The Future King #1
Published: 2013

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lovely Bones

by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder -- a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist A [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fox’s Bride

by AE Marling

A desert fox. An enchantress. And a sacrificial marriage. Everyone in Oasis City worships the fennec fox as a sacred animal, except for the one woman forced to marry him. E [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Beating of His Wings

by Paul Hoffman

The Beating of His Wings is the third and final instalment in Paul Hoffman's Left Hand of God trilogy, which is preceded by The Last Four Things, a book I reviewed only [...]

Series: The Left Hand of God Trilogy #3
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Stir of Echoes

by Richard Matheson

Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's hearing the private thoughts of the people arou [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1958

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Alt Hist: Issue 5

by Mark Lord

Alt Hist Issue 5 features stories covering a variety of historical periods from the 1800s to post-War USA. This issue includes five new original works of fiction including [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Exit Kingdom

by Alden Bell

In a world where the undead outnumber the living, Moses Todd (the only recurring character from The Reapers are the Angles) roams the post-apocalyptic plains of America. Hi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Last Four Things

by Paul Hoffman

Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God?s greatest mist [...]

Series: The Left Hand of God Trilogy #2
Published: 0000

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

by John Joseph Adams

Famine, death, war, pestilence. These are said to be the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse-Armageddon. The End of the World. Whether by nuclear warfare, a biological di [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Spiderface

by William Mobberley

When young Jimbo Mambo books a room with Captain and Mrs Fanshaw in their Northernville lodging house, he is gradually introduced to their bizarre social circle. However, n [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Death of Grass

by John Christopher

At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a coun [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 32

Our rating: 3.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Days of the Deer

by Liliana Bodoc

It is known that the strangers will sail from some part of the Ancient Lands and will cross the Yentru Sea. All our predictions and sacred books clearly say the same thing. [...]

Series: Saga of the Borderlands #1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Farm

by Emily McKay

America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned in [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 40

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Spook's Blood

by Joseph Delaney

Having bound the Fiend's spirit temporarily, Tom now has to come up with a permanent solution - and quickly. But the forces of the dark are now throwing everything they [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 10
Published: 2004

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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White Gold Wielder

by Stephen Donaldson

Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight. After a long and arduous journey, fighting all the way, h [...]

Series: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book 6
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Joyland

by Stephen King

College student Devin Jones took the summer job at Joyland hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart. But he wound up facing something far more terrible: the legacy of [...]

Series: Hard Case Crime Series
Published: 2013

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Magic Casement

by Dave Duncan

The idyllic life of Princess Inos is disturbed when a god appears, hinting that she will wed. As no eligible suitors ever visit the kingdom, Inos is exiled to learn how to [...]

Series: A Man of His Word #1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Countdown City

by Ben H Winters

There are just 77 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Hank Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the ausp [...]

Series: The Last Policeman Trilogy #2
Published: 2013

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Screaming Staircase

by Jonathan Stroud

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in... For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A nu [...]

Series: Lockwood & Co #1
Published: 2013

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L Frank Baum

Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are in for the ride of their lives when a tornado drops them off in the Land of Oz. Can Dorothy and her new friends survive the perils [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 107

Our rating: 9.4 | 13 positive reader reviews

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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

It is Christmas Eve in Victorian London, and all around the snow-covered city people are rushing home to be with their families. All except one man, that is: Ebenezer Scroo [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 145

Our rating: 9.6 | 51 positive reader reviews

12+

Quintessence

by David Walton

Imagine an Age of Exploration full of alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Blackhand

by Matt Hiebert

A dark sword and sorcery novel with strong mythological and symbolic elements, Blackhand follows the life of a banished prince, from his imprisonment as a youth to his tran [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The One Tree

by Stephen Donaldson

Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery begin their search for the One Tree that is to be the salvation of the Land. Only he could find the answer and forge a new Staff of Law - b [...]

Series: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Last Days

by Adam Nevill

The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Four Realms

by Adrian Faulkner

Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse on the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Divided between human ethics and vampi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Last Policeman

by Ben H Winters

What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into v [...]

Series: The Last Policeman Trilogy #1
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Toymaker

by Jeremy de Quidt

What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you coul [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

9+

The Wind Through The Keyhole

by Stephen King

Visit Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. Roland tells a tale from his ea [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 4.5
Published: 2012

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Good, The Mad and The Undead

by Rob Knipe

Having remained in hiding for two long months, Mallik is starting to get itchy feet, and his urges for adventure are ending in increasingly violent outbursts. The two men h [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Fun & Games at the Zoo

by Kevin Price

Maisie and Bertie join the animals at the zoo for their Fun Day in this fun, rhyming and educational story, the follow up to 2010's successful 'The Beauty Contest a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

One Little Christmas Tree

by The Curto Family and Rusty Fischer

One Little Christmas Tree: A Children's Christmas Picture Book is a festive treat ideal for ages 4+. With and engaging story and vibrant illustrations is it is sure to [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

3

The Veil

by Jerry Ibbotson

Hell is What Haunts us. Something is not right in the picturesque village of Henchcombe. errible things walk the streets each time a thick mist sweeps down off the moor. No [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

One Hundred Years of Vicissitude

by Andrez Bergen

"First up, a disclaimer. I suspect I am a dead man. I have meagre proof, no framed- up certification, nothing to toss in a court of law as evidence of a rapid departur [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Endless

by Matt Bone

After an inexplicable catastrophe on Earth, John Bridgeman is left to scrap out a solitary existence, surrounded by bodies and haunted by the girlfriend he cannot allow to [...]

Series: Crescent: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Prophecies Awakening

by Peter Koevari

When Kassina’s sorceress mother and vampire king father are brutally murdered, she forges a pact with Shindar, the Demon of Darkness. In exchange for her soul she obt [...]

Series: Legends of Marithia: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia

by MG Russell

Could you leave your world behind to save another? A fading world, an ancient evil and an impossible task for one boy. When Joshua is faced with the choice to fight or hide [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Children of Men

by PD James

Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiatt, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the Warden, lives a solitary life in thi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1992

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Crazy Creepy Crawlies

by Kevin Price

This book contains... Some insects that sting and some others that bite; A spider, who gives flies a terrible fright; Some creatures with wings, that like flying around and [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

The Stand

by Stephen King

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1978

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.2 | 9 positive reader reviews

15+

Temeraire

by Naomi Novik

Captain Will Laurence has been at sea since he was just twelve years old; finding a warmer berth in Nelson's navy than any he enjoyed as the youngest, least important s [...]

Series: Temeraire series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Last Man Standing

by Davide Longo

Italy is on the brink of collapse. Borders are closed, banks withhold money, the postal service stalls. Armed gangs of drug-fuelled youths roam the countryside. Leonardo wa [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Bloodhoney

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Fullwinter in the weald - a season of almost unsurvivable cold for anyone foolish enough to venture outside. Even wyrmes die, frozen in the icy wasteland, or falling lifele [...]

Series: Wyrmeweald: Book 2
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Dark Confluence

by Rosemary Fryth

The small Queensland country town of Emerald Hills is under siege by paranormal forces! Jen McDonald, a small, neat, almost-overlooked spinster in her fifties faces a quand [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Cavalier

by Jason L McWhirter

An ancient evil has awakened in the lands of Kraawn. An evil that threatened the lands long ago, now stirs deep in the Black Lands of the north. Cavaliers, the guardia [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Dolphin Way: Rise of the Guardians

by Mark Caney

Dolphin culture evolved over millions of years so they could remain perfectly attuned with their world, Ocean. Unlike man, they have created an almost utopian society witho [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Written

by Ben Galley

His name is Farden. They whisper that he’s dangerous. Dangerous is only the half of it. Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, a [...]

Series: Emaneska Series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.8 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

Queen Morgana and the Renfaries

by Teel James Glenn

Queen Morgana will not allow free passage between the realms of the Fae and of humans. Because of this, both realms are dying and the only bridge between the worlds is the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Brood of Bones

by AE Marling

Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.9 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

The Hunter's Rede

by FT McKinstry

Lorth of Ostarin is a hunter of men. Lawless, solitary and obscure, he is trained in magic and its inherent order. This uneasy combination of pitilessness and structure has [...]

Series: The Chronicles Of Ealiron: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Dance of the Goblins

by Jaq D Hawkins

Haghuf, respected elder among the unseen goblins, has only scorn for humans. Yet he is drawn into friendship with a human aristocrat by The Dance, the spiritual exaltation [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Turn The Tides Gently

by Matt Wingett

A young man encounters what he thinks is a mermaid living in the seas around the island city of Portsmouth. Is he going mad? Or is his encounter set to change his world in [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Drachar’s Demons

by David Burrows

Drachar, banished by his own people, forges an unholy alliance with the demons by offering them ten thousand souls, but the demons demand one hundred thousand and without q [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Pack

by Jason Starr

Simon Burns is fired from his job without warning. Reluctantly, he takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son but this pushes his already strained mar [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

City of Dragons

by Robin Hobb

The dragon keepers and fledgling dragons have discovered a route to the lost city of Kelsingra but there is one problem: they need to be able to fly to cross the treacherou [...]

Series: The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 3
Published: 2011

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Patrick Patterson and the World of Others

by James Edward Fryar

"A match was struck in the distance, bringing light to what was otherwise darkness." And so begins the story of Patrick Patterson.For almost thirteen years, he [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Grey Falcon's Fall

by Ed Collingwood

The story begins at the climatic showdown as a lone warrior, Croaker, bursts into an underground cavern crowded with his enemies to prevent the bloody sacrifice of his belo [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

Dragon Haven

by Robin Hobb

The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra, and a [...]

Series: The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Brutal Light

by Gary W Olson

When the light comes... pray for darkness. All Kagami Takeda wants is to be left alone, so that no one else can be destroyed by the madness she keeps at bay. Her connection [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 62

Our rating: 6.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Left Hand of God

by Paul Hoffman

The Sanctuary of the Redeemers: vast, desolate, hopeless. Where children endure brutal cruelty and violence in the name of the One True Faith. Lost in the Sanctuary's h [...]

Series: The Left Hand of God Trilogy #1
Published: 0000

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Divided Kingdom

by Rupert Thompson

An eight-year-old boy is removed from his home and family in the middle of the night and he soon learns that he is the victim of an extraordinary experiment. In an attempt [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2005

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

11.22.63

by Stephen King

WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11/22/63, the date that Kennedy [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

The Seventh Bridge

by Terence Soule

Hadrian is just a janitor with a penchant for magic, trying to make his own way in the ancient, shadowed city of Karbala. But when a novice sorcerer frees the spirit of an [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 40

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Basajaun

by Rosemary Van Deuren

Blood versus fear. Folklore versus mysticism. Animal versus man. In the world of the rabbits, she is hailed as a saviour. In the world of men, a holy man wants her dead. Sh [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Demon Gate

by Mike Cannon

Hikaru is a warrior born from betrayal at the time of the warrior clans' greatest peril. With the magic of the Imperial Court fading the Isles have become a dangerous p [...]

Series: Grey King Saga: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Oryx and Crake

by Margaret Atwood

Snowman may be the last man on earth, the only survivor of an unnamed apocalypse. Once he was Jimmy, a member of a scientific elite; now he lives in bitter isolation and lo [...]

Series: The Maddaddam Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2003

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Crow's Revenge

by Marcus Alexander

Charlie Keeper has been forced from her home by a bloodthirsty and terrifying stranger. But in escaping she discovers her house holds the gateway to the Realm of Bellania - [...]

Series: Keeper of the Realms: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.2 | 6 positive reader reviews

12+

Leiyatel's Embrace

by Clive S Johnson

An epic mystery set within the exquisitely realised ‘created-world’ realm of Dica. At its heart is a story spanning the millennia – from ancient myth and [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Silly Solar System

by Kevin Price

Our Solar System's a wonderful place, A collection of planets rotating through space, With the Sun at its heart, its own glowing star-  [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Brides of Rollrock Island

by Margo Lanagan

Rollrock island is a lonely rock of gulls and waves, blunt fishermen and their homely wives. Life is hard for the families who must wring a poor living from the stormy seas [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Frayed: A Madison Lark Novella

by Blakely Chorpenning

Fray loves being a semi-pro fighter and free spirit. However, when a deadly faction begins abducting supernatural teens in the Blue Hills of North Carolina for excruciating [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 30

Our rating: 3.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

I Am Grimalkin

by Joseph Delaney

'I am Grimalkin, and I have already chosen those I will kill…'Grimalkin has made it her lifetime ambition to destroy the Fiend, avenging the brutal mu [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles
Published: 2014

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

9+

Dragons Away!

by KD Berry

Drewdop, long-suffering Royal Astrologer and Court Illusionist to King Credos of the Central Realms, teams up with lonely, universally shunned, half-ogre, Urquhart, to defe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 40

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Bitten

by Dan OBrien

Lauren Westlake, an F.B.I. agent, arrives in a small Minnesota town after opening a cold case file. A killer is on the loose. But Lauren and the local police department mus [...]

Series: Lauren Westlake Mysteries: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Solstice Treaty

by David Belltower

Welcome to the Shade. In the small town of Beaver Hollow, West Virginia, forester Mark Steele has experienced the same reoccurring vision since he was a boy - one that fore [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Spook's Destiny

by Joseph Delaney

The Spook, Tom and Alice travel to Ireland, fleeing from the war in the County. There, Tom must tackle a group of evil mages who are desperate to rid their land of the Spoo [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 8
Published: 2011

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Swan Song

by Robert McCammon

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen – from the Pres [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 125

Our rating: 9.8 | 29 positive reader reviews

15+

The Secret Life of the Panda

by Nick Jackson

The Secret Life of the Panda (Chomu Press, December 12, 2011) is a collection of fourteen diverse short stories written by former librarian and current teacher, Nick Jackso [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Magician King

by Lev Grossman

Nothing is ever as it seems. Quentin Coldwater is king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are losing their appeal and Que [...]

Series: The Magicians series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Beauty Contest at the Zoo

by Kevin Price

What can the animals play before the zoo opens? Maisie knows - they'll have a beauty contest. But how will each animal persuade her that they should win? And which one [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Star Trek Book of Opposites

by David Borgenicht

With the help of classic Star Trek aliens and heroes Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and two dozen colorful pictures from across the galaxy, parents can teach their children the meanin [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2006

Score: 111

Our rating: 10.0 | 13 positive reader reviews

15+

The Caspian Gates

by Harry Sidebottom

AD262 - the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citi [...]

Series: Warrior of Rome: Book 4
Published: 2011

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Crippled God

by Steven Erikson

The Bonehunters march for Kolanse, led by Adjunct Tavore. This woman with no gifts of magic, deemed plain, unprepossessing, displaying nothing to instill loyalty or confide [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 10
Published: 2011

Score: 109

Our rating: 10.0 | 9 positive reader reviews

15+

Shadowing: A Henchman's Tale

by Kat Zantow

The moon has not changed in the fifty years of the dark lord Magna’s rule – but everything else has. All too often, the servants of Dark Overlords are dispatche [...]

Series: Moonblind: Book 1
Published: 2011

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster

by Alicia L Wright

Recipe for Ragnarok. First take a generous helping of Seralina, whisk up into the Norse pantheon, add dwarves to taste and sprinkle with a dash of immortality. Leave to mat [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Walkers of Legend

by Miles Allen

Two young men are thrown to opposite sides of a war where both will fight to prevent their homeland, the world’s last pocket of free people, from being consumed by a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Blue Fire Burning

by Hobb Whittons

In the dead of night, a covered wagon driven by a hooded, faceless being is careering through the forest at breakneck speed. Inside the wagon, sit two jittery Goblin men: G [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Lion of the Sun

by Harry Sidebottom

Mesopotamia, AD 260: Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down m [...]

Series: Warrior of Rome: Book 3
Published: 2011

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Awakening

by William Horwood

A series of extraordinary events mark the beginning of summer: earth tremors ravage the Hyddenworld; Jack and Katherine have a child, Judith; and a mysterious gem is found [...]

Series: Hyddenworld: Book 2
Published: 2011

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

King of Kings

by Harry Sidebottom

AD256: The Roman Empire is threatened from within. With the cult of Christianity spreading like wildfire, dangerous and powerful men vie for influence. Ballista, battle-blo [...]

Series: Warrior of Rome: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1961

Score: 164

Our rating: 9.0 | 76 positive reader reviews

9+

Wickedness

by Deborah White

One day - whilst reading that Samuel Pepys had once been to see an Egyptian mummy on show at the Head and Combe Inn on the Strand - Deborah White found herself with the see [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Deserter

by Peader O Guilin

To save his tribe, the cannibal Stopmouth must abandon it. Leaving the stone-age world of the Surface behind, he travels to the Roof, the mysterious hi-tech world suspended [...]

Series: The Bone World Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2011

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

A Heist Too Far

by Rob Knipe

Mallik, an assassin with a short temper and an assortment of sharp weapons, Dick Swede a.k.a The Black Moustache, an almost famous highwayman, and Jules Van Jives, a scruff [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Afterblight Chronicles: America

by Simon Spurrier

The Afterblight Chronicles Omnibus Vol 1: America, features three action-packed novels set in dangerous, post-apocalyptic world rules by crazed gangs and strange cults. [...]

Series: Afterblight Chronicles: America
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Inferior

by Peader O Guilin

Stopmouth and his family know of no other life than the daily battle to survive. To live they must hunt rival species, or negotiate flesh-trade with those who crave meat of [...]

Series: The Bone World Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Ladyhawke

by Joan D Vinge

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lie a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, t [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Lex Trent Fighting With Fire

by Alex Bell

Lex Trent is the reigning champion of The Games and can't resist the challenge of defending his title. The final round will take place in the Wild West, allowing Lex th [...]

Series: Lex Trent series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Ritual

by Adam Nevill

Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. No longer young men, they have little left in common and tensions [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews

15+

Logic of Demons

by HA Goodman

What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you car [...]

Series: Login of Demons: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus graphic novel

by Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel, a young magician’s apprentice, has revenge on his mind. Desperate to defy his master and take on more challenging spells, he secretly summons the 5,000-yea [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Heidegger's Glasses

by Thaisa Frank

The Third Reich's strong reliance on the occult and its obsession with the astral plane has led to the formation of this “Compound of Scribes” and the trans [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Tumultus

by KS Turner

The world is at peace. The Earth flourishes. The Old One dreams. Kutu and humans exist in harmony. It is a beautiful time. But on the far side of infinity, where the shadow [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Fate and Choice: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Shadow Conspiracy

by Brenda Clough

1816, the year without a summer. A group of geniuses descended on Geneva and, in an attempt to save the body and mind of Lord Byron, perform dreadful and forbidden experime [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Ring of Solomon

by Jonathan Stroud

The year is 950 BC and the self-proclaimed master djinni Bartimaeus is to be found causing chaos whilst serving at the court of King Solomon in Jerusalem. But with the arri [...]

Series: The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Book 0
Published: 2010

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Second Sight

by Greg Hamerton

Something is sucking the life out of Tabitha's song. Someone has stolen the Kingsrim. And the dire prophecy of Wry Tad Zastor is coming true.The dreaded mark of [...]

Series: The Lifesong Cycle: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

White Crow

by Marcus Sedgwick

Winterfold, a place of crumbling cliff paths, deserted churches and ruined graveyards, forms the backdrop for Marcus Sedgwick's latest work, White Crow, a contemporary [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Revolver

by Marcus Sedgwick

1910. A cabin north of the Arctic Circle. Fifteen-year-old Sig Andersson is alone. Alone, except for the corpse of his father, who died earlier that day after falling throu [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

My Swordhand is Singing

by Marcus Sedgwick

In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability of the villagers settle there as woodcutters. Tomas di [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2006

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Floodland

by Marcus Sedgwick

Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island. Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2000

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.0 | 9 positive reader reviews

9+

The Burning

by Will Peterson

After their harrowing escape from the sinister village of Triskellion, twins Rachel and Adam had hoped their troubles were over. Instead, betrayed by the one person they be [...]

Series: The Triskellion series: Book 2
Published: 2009

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Triskellion

by Will Peterson

Rachel and Adam are sent to stay with their grandmother, following their parents' divorce. But the quiet English village is a sinister, unsettling place. Is there a dar [...]

Series: The Triskellion series: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Silver Fox

by Sean Beech

The Dark Knights have arrived in the Moon Lands and almost three hundred years of peace are about to be shattered. With no King to unite the feuding Lords, Morkin, the heir [...]

Series: The Lords of the Moon: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Just When Stories

by Edited by Tamara Gray

100 years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote the internationally acclaimed Just So Stories. When Kipling wrote his story of the rhinoceros with the itchy skin, rhino numbers stood [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Murder and monstrosity on the streets of Victorian London. Nineteenth century London can be a very dangerous place. Beneath the prim and proper morals of Victorian society [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.4 | 8 positive reader reviews

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The Fall

by Guillermo del Toro

The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading across the country and soon, the world. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Center for Disease Contro [...]

Series: The Strain Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Last of the Sky Pirates

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight and, breaking all [...]

Series: The Rook Sequence: Book 1
Published: 2002

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Strain

by Guillermo del Toro

A plane lands at JFK and mysteriously ‘goes dark’, stopping in the middle of the runway for no apparent reason, all lights off, all doors sealed. The pilots can [...]

Series: The Strain Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2009

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Golden Acorn

by Catherine Cooper

Jack Brenin's life changes the moment he finds a golden acorn lying in the grass. He gets caught up in an extraordinary magical adventure and enters a world he believed [...]

Series: The Adventures of Jack Brenin: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 102

Our rating: 8.7 | 15 positive reader reviews

9+

The First Collected Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach

by Steven Erikson

Set in the awe-inspiring world of the Malazan Empire, three tales of the enigmatic and eccentric necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach collected in a single, readily av [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

One boy, one boat, one tiger... After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck ar [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2001

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Succubus Nights

by Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid's job sucks. Literally. Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses her new boyfriend, she'll drain his [...]

Series: Georgina Kincaid series: Book 2
Published: 2008

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Succubus Blues

by Richelle Mead

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a [...]

Series: Georgina Kincaid series: Book 1
Published: 2007

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Spook's Nightmare

by Joseph Delaney

The Spook, Tom and Alice return from Greece to find the County under siege - and the Spook's home is burnt to the ground. With his precious library of knowledge destroy [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 7
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.7 | 2 positive reader reviews

9+

Voices in the Dark

by Catherine Banner

Anselm Andros has always thought he had a normal life - confidante to his mother, Maria, confessor to his stepfather, Leo, a man haunted by the secrets of his past, and sup [...]

Series: Last Descendants: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Hidden City

by David Eddings

Battle had been joined and fought and won. The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had met the forces of the foul God Cyrgon upon the field of valor, and justice and might had carried [...]

Series: The Tamuli: Book 3
Published: 1995

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Shining Ones

by David Eddings

Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evi [...]

Series: The Tamuli: Book 2
Published: 1994

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Connor's Folly

by Robert C Auty

In the aftermath of the bloody siege, Connor - Grynn king - has left behind his friends (but not his enemies), in search of the White Palace, where he will perfect his t̀r [...]

Series: Trance Warriors: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 64

Our rating: 5.0 | 14 positive reader reviews

15+

The Children of the Lost

by David Whitley

Mark and Lily have been banished from Agora, the ancient city-state where everything is for sale – memories, emotions – even children. Lost and alone they disco [...]

Series: The Agora Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Fatal Revenant

by Stephen Donaldson

Fatal Revenant, Book Two of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, begins where The Runes of the Earth ended: Linden Avery watches from a balcony while Thomas Covenant and [...]

Series: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Book 2
Published: 2007

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Runes of the Earth

by Stephen Donaldson

It's ten years later and Linden Avery thought she would never see the Land, or Covenant, her beloved, again. But Lord Foul has stolen her adopted son, and is unmaking t [...]

Series: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Eyes of a King

by Catherine Banner

Five-year-old Cassius escaped the brutal assassination of his parents, the king and queen of Malonia, and was exiled to modern-day England. Now fifteen, Cassius continues t [...]

Series: Last Descendants: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

by Eoin Colfer

Teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has a new mission – and this time it's personal. Artemis's mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure [...]

Series: Artemis Fowl Series: Book 6
Published: 2008

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

by Eoin Colfer

Ten millennia ago, the fairy People were defeated in a great battle with mankind, forcing them to move underground. Only the eighth family of fairies remained undefeated: t [...]

Series: Artemis Fowl Series: Book 5
Published: 2007

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Shadow's Son

by Jon Sprunk

In the holy city of Othir, treachery and corruption lurk at the end of every street, just the place for a freelance assassin with no loyalties and few scruples. Caim makes [...]

Series: Shadow series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Revise the World

by Brenda Clough

On March 16, 1912, British polar explorer Titus Oates commits suicide by walking out of his tent into an Antarctic blizzard, to save Robert Falcon Scott and the other membe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Fire in the East

by Harry Sidebottom

In the autumn of AD255 a Roman officer, Marcus Clodius Ballista, is sent east to defend the city of Arete on the Euphrates from attack by the Sassanid Persians, the religio [...]

Series: Warrior of Rome: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Sorceress

by Michael Scott

Dr John Dee has destroyed Paris in his mission to find Nicholas Flamel and Sophie and Josh Newman. The two missing pages of the book of "Abraham the Mage" are sti [...]

Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

The Magician

by Michael Scott

Ashes to ashes... California: the book of Abraham the Mage holds the secret of eternal life - a secret more dangerous than any one man should possess. Dr. John Dee is two p [...]

Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

The Radleys

by Matt Haig

Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage da [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Reapers are the Angels

by Alden Bell

God is a slick god. Temple knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe... Older than her years and completely alone, Temp [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.3 | 3 positive reader reviews

15+

Myla By Moonlight

by Inez Kelley

Created at Prince Taric’s birth, Myla is a spell, an enchantment designed to appear and protect him when he needs it most. She has always been content to do her duty& [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Pinhoe Egg

by Diana Wynne Jones

Spells always have consequences and it's Chrestomanci's job to make sure everything is safely under control. Even so, in the village around Chrestomanci Castle, all [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 7
Published: 2006

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Mixed Magics

by Diana Wynne Jones

The Stealer of Souls combines the inhabitants of Chrestomanci Castle during Charmed Life and one of the young characters from The Magicians of Caprona to great effect, crea [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 5
Published: 2000

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Witch Week

by Diana Wynne Jones

When the note, written in ordinary ballpoint, turns up in the homework books Mr Crossley is marking, he is very upset. For this is Larwood House, a school for witch-orphans [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 3
Published: 1982

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Magicians of Caprona

by Diana Wynne Jones

Tonino is the only person in the famous Montana household who wasn't born with an instinct for creating spells, but he has other gifts. His ability to communicate with [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 2
Published: 1980

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Lives of Christopher Chant

by Diana Wynne Jones

Think of a world, almost like our own but a little more genteel and old-fashioned, where magic and witchcraft is as common as mathematics - but just as dangerous in the wro [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 4
Published: 1988

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Charmed Life

by Diana Wynne Jones

Orphans Eric Chant (nicknamed Cat) and his sister Gwendolen, a gifted witch, are whisked away to live in a castle with Chrestromanci, a much-revered man of magic, wealth an [...]

Series: The Chrestomanci Series: Book 1
Published: 1977

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

The Wrath of Mulgarath

by Holly Black

Twists and turns abound in the final installment of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Bruised and battered, Jared, Simon and Mallory return home to find their house completely ran [...]

Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 5
Published: 2006

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Ironwood Tree

by Holly Black

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick's [...]

Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 4
Published: 2004

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Lucinda's Secret

by Holly Black

Things at the Grace residence are getting completely out of hand. As if being attacked by goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn't enough, now the house boggar [...]

Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 3
Published: 2003

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Seeing Stone

by Holly Black

We are very proud (and a bit wary) to announce the publication of The Spiderwick Chronicles. But beware, the faeries will use all their power to stop you from reading these [...]

Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 2
Published: 2003

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

The Field Guide

by Holly Black

Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all starts when Jared Grace fin [...]

Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 2003

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Sojourn

by RA Salvatore

After abandoning the perils of the underdark, Drizzt Do-Urden, the renegade dark elf, battles to survive in the harsh surface world and to gain acceptance from the surface- [...]

Series: The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 1991

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Exile

by RA Salvatore

As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I c [...]

Series: The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 1990

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Homeland

by RA Salvatore

Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first rev [...]

Series: The Dark Elf Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 1990

Score: 103

Our rating: 9.5 | 8 positive reader reviews

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Blood Canticle

by Anne Rice

The dazzling vampire Lestat was once the epitome of evil. But now he struggles with his immortality, yearning for a more saintly path. His chance comes when he rescues a wi [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 10
Published: 2010

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Blackwood Farm

by Anne Rice

A terrifying drama of bloodlust and betrayal is unravelling within the Blackwood Farm family. Their grand Southern mansion, set among dark cypress swamps in Louisiana, harb [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 9
Published: 2002

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Blood and Gold

by Anne Rice

Here is the gorgeous and sinister story of Marius, patrician by birth, scholar by choice, one of the oldest vampires of them all, which sweeps from his genesis in ancient R [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 8
Published: 2001

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Merrick

by Anne Rice

The Vampire Armand finished with a tantalising moment - the Vampire Lestat rising from the dead in present-day New Orleans to walk again among Anne Rice's unforgettable [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 7
Published: 2001

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Vampire Armand

by Anne Rice

Magnificent and electrifying, The Vampire Armand tells the tale of the mesmerising leader of the vampire coven, the Theatre des Vampires in Paris. This angel-faced killer w [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 6
Published: 2010

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Memnoch the Devil

by Anne Rice

In this terrifying novel from the phenomenally successful Anne Rice, the illustrious vampire Lestat makes a Faustian pact with Devil. Satan has come to New Orleans with an [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 5
Published: 2010

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Tale of the Body Thief

by Anne Rice

In Miami, 1992, a tropical garden of a city where corruption pulses beneath the lush surface is the perfect city for a vampire. Yet Lestat - hero, rock star, incorrigible s [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 4
Published: 1992

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Queen of the Damned

by Anne Rice

After 6,000 years of horrifying stillness, Akash, mother of all vampires and Queen of the Damned, has risen from her sleep to let loose the powers of the night. But her mon [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 3
Published: 1988

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Vampire Lestat

by Anne Rice

'Ah, the taste and feel of blood when all passion and greed is sharpened in that one desire!' Lestat: a vampire - but very much not the conventional undead, for Les [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 2
Published: 1985

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Dead In The Family

by Charlaine Harris

If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 11
Published: 2010

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

A Touch Of Dead

by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her job as a cocktail waitress in Merlotte's, a small-town bar in small-town Bon Temps, deep in Louisiana. She's funny and pretty and, than [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 10
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Dead And Gone

by Charlaine Harris

Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about the [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 9
Published: 2009

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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From Dead To Worse

by Charlaine Harris

The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana is reeling from two hard blows: the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 8
Published: 2008

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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All Together Dead

by Charlaine Harris

Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, shapeshifting and other supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. Sh [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 7
Published: 2007

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Definitely Dead

by Charlaine Harris

Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orle [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 6
Published: 2006

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Dead As A Doornail

by Charlaine Harris

Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She' [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 5
Published: 2005

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Dead To The World

by Charlaine Harris

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town coc [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 4
Published: 2004

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Club Dead

by Charlaine Harris

There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with - at least voluntarily - and that's Bill. But recently he's been a little distant - in another state [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 3
Published: 2003

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Living Dead In Dallas

by Charlaine Harris

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly crea [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 2
Published: 2002

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead Until Dark

by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pre [...]

Series: Southern Vampire Series: Book 1
Published: 2001

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Dark Tower

by Stephen King

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet have journeyed together and apart, scattered far and wide across multilayered worlds of wheres and whens. The destinies of Roland, Susannah, [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 7
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Song of Susannah

by Stephen King

Susannah has used the power of Black Thirteen to get to New York where she can give birth to a child fated to grow up as Roland's nemesis. Jake and Father Callahan set [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 6
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wolves of the Calla

by Stephen King

In the fertile lands of the East, the farming community has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. An [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 5
Published: 2003

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wizard and Glass

by Stephen King

In a terrifying journey where hidden dangers lurk at every junction, the pilgrims find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, that has been ravaged [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 4
Published: 1997

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Waste Lands

by Stephen King

Roland has altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers in New York. Now they exist in different worlds, paradoxically sharing memories. Roland, Susannah and [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 3
Published: 1991

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Drawing of the Three

by Stephen King

Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s America, where he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 2
Published: 1987

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Jungle Books

by Rudyard Kipling

Mowgli, the man-cub who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.4 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Princess Bride

by William Goldman

Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1973

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Kraken

by China Mieville

Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly pr [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Renegade's Magic

by Robin Hobb

The people of Getty's town remember the death of their cemetery soldier vividly. They remember believing him guilty of unspeakable crimes, condemning him, and then watc [...]

Series: The Soldier Son Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2008

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Forest Mage

by Robin Hobb

The King's Cavalla Academy has been ravaged by the Speck plague. The disease has decimated the ranks of both cadets and instructors, and even the survivors remain sickl [...]

Series: The Soldier Son Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2006

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

A misguided scientist seeks to instill life in a creature he has assembled from the bodies of the dead. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Thirteen Years Later

by Jasper Kent

1825. Russia has been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is calm. The French h [...]

Series: The Danilov Quintet: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Dracula

by Bram Stoker

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon af [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 107

Our rating: 9.5 | 12 positive reader reviews

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Interview with the Vampire

by Anne Rice

In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for [...]

Series: The Vampire Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 1976

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine LEngle

When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge p [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Little Prince

by Antoine De Saint Exupery

First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustrations. You could be excused for [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1943

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

3

War Horse

by Michael Morpurgo

An exceptionally poignant story of one horse's experience in the First World War. In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1982

Score: 226

Our rating: 9.2 | 136 positive reader reviews

9+

Sourcery

by Terry Pratchett

There was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it should have ended. However (for reasons we'd better not go into), he had seven [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

A Feast for Crows

by George RR Martin

The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne.The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Mart [...]

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.0 | 5 positive reader reviews

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A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold

by George RR Martin

The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest [...]

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 3
Published: 2000

Score: 102

Our rating: 9.9 | 3 positive reader reviews

15+

Under Heaven

by Guy Gavriel Kay

For two years Shen Tai has mourned his father, living like a hermit beyond the borders of the Kitan Empire, by a mountain lake where terrible battles have long been fought [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Ilfayne's Bane

by Julia Knight

Condemned to four thousand years of loneliness and regret, Ilfayne finds a rare thing in Hilde: a friend. For that, he will do anything to keep her safe. Just as he gathers [...]

Series: Oathcursed: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Empire in Black and Gold

by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his h [...]

Series: Shadows of the Apt: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Returner's Wealth

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Young pioneer, Micah, enters Wrymeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and rei [...]

Series: Wyrmeweald: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson

One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2003

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

Handsome Dorian Gray has found the secret of eternal youth. As those around him age, Gray remains young and beautiful. Knowing his actions have no consequences he lives a w [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1901

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Apartment 16

by Adam Nevill

Some doors are better left closed... In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it’s been th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.2 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Moon and the Sun

by Vonda N McIntyre

Louis XIV, the Sun King, rules the Western World from the Chateau at Versailles. Marie- Josèphe de la Croix looks forward to assisting her brother in the scientific [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1997

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak’s children’s picture book has become an acknowledged classic. A winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1963

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi

In an Italian village, Geppetto, an old woodcarver, receives a piece of wood which looks perfect for his next project, a puppet. But when he sets to work something magical [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews

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Lex Trent Versus the Gods

by Alex Bell

Cheats never prosper. At least that’s what everyone else would have you believe. But Lex Trent knows better. Lex knows that, with a bit of luck, the quickest route to [...]

Series: Lex Trent series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Hell

by Robert Olen Butler

Hatcher McCord is an evening newscaster who has found himself in Hell and is struggling to explain his bad fortune. He's far from the only one to suffer this fate - in [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Exodus Gate

by Stephen Zimmer

Benedict Darwin, host of a popular late night radio show that deals with the paranormal, comes into possession of a virtual reality simulator that turns out to be something [...]

Series: The Rising Dawn Saga: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Templar Magician

by Paul Doherty

1152 and the Templar Order face a new threat. The Templar Order fiercely guards the Holy Land, though the idealism that brought the Order to victory over five decades earli [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragon Keeper

by Robin Hobb

Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey t [...]

Series: The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews

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Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll

Dangerous games in a topsy-turvy world. A winter’s day, and Alice is feeling thoughtful. Gazing into a huge mirror above the drawing room mantelpiece, she wonders wha [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 93

Our rating: 8.8 | 5 positive reader reviews

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

A hot summer’s day on the riverbank, and young Alice is bored. Bored, that is, until a white rabbit in a checked jacket scurries past in a great hurry, examining a po [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1965

Score: 108

Our rating: 9.2 | 16 positive reader reviews

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Three Days to Dead

by Kelly Meding

She’s young, deadly and hunted – with only three days to solve her own murder… When Evangaline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab in the mor [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little Mary Lennox is brought up in India, a spoilt, sullen brat, whom her wealthy parents are more than happy to leave entirely in the care of their nanny. But when a chol [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1910

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.0 | 10 positive reader reviews

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Before the Gods

by KS Turner

This is where it all began. Everything. Love, hate, good, evil, us and them. This is before they were gods. A mute prophet, a damaged sensitive, and a wayward leader, hold [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Fate and Choice: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dracula: The Un-dead

by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

The official sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendent and endorsed by the Stoker family. The story begins in 1912, twenty-five ye [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tabby McTat

by Julia Donaldson

Tabby McTat is purr-fectly happy, singing along all day with Fred the busker. But when Fred gives chase to a thief, the two are separated. Will they ever find each other ag [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Riddle-Master of Hed

by Patricia McKillip

Long ago, the wizards had vanished from the world, and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles. Morgon, prince of the simple farmers of Hed, proved himself a master of suc [...]

Series: The Riddle-Master Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 62

Our rating: 6.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Under the Dome

by Stephen King

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force fi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Scroll Thief

by RF Long

Malachy and his sister rely on his talents as a thief to survive the dangerous streets of Klathport, former capital of the once-great kingdom of Ithian. Stealing a few pape [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ella Enchanted

by Gail Carson Levine

Ella is given a blessing at birth by a very stupid fairy: She gets the gift of obedience! but the blessing turns into a horror for Ella who literally has to do what anyone [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.8 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Enchanters

by David Bryan Russell

Glys Erlendson is a committed environmentalist convinced that the planet is in grave danger. But she discovers another frightening truth: she is not human. Worse, there are [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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love songs for the shy and cynical

by Robert Shearman

The first love song in the world, as composed by a pig in the Garden of Eden... The Devil, alarmed when his hobby of writing romantic fiction begins to upstage his day job. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Spring

by William Horwood

It has lain lost and forgotten for fifteen hundred years in the ancient heartland of England – a scrap of glass and metal melded by fierce fire. It is the lost core o [...]

Series: Hyddenworld: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Pretty Monsters

by Kelly Link

Blending fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief in a delicious cocktail, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Sc [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lost Barkscrolls

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Four dramatic stories – set in all the ages of the fascinating, terrifying Edgeworld – a delight for any reader, new or old. Cloud Wolf – the story of you [...]

Series: The Edge Chronicles: Book 11
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Siege of Scarn

by Robert C Auty

This first book in the ‘Trance Warriors’ saga follows the struggles of the outlaw, Connor, as he is drawn into a battle between good and evil, part of a destiny [...]

Series: Trance Warriors #1
Published: 0000

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Interregnum

by SJA Turney

For twenty years civil war has torn the Empire apart; the Imperial line extinguished as the mad Emperor Quintus burned in his palace, betrayed by his greatest general. Agai [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

by Chris Priestley

A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But soon that journey turns out to be more of a challenge than anyone could have imagined as [...]

Series: Tales of Terror
Published: 2010

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Dreadnought (H.I.V.E.)

by Mark Walden

The world’s most powerful villains have a problem. One of their own has gone rogue and is threatening global Armageddon, with himself at the head of a sinister new wo [...]

Series: H.I.V.E.
Published: 0000

Score: 67

Our rating: 6.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Tales from Acorn Wood

by Julia Donaldson

Join the fun in Acorn Wood! This contains three of the popular Tales from Acorn Woods stories: "Postman Bear", "Hide-and-Seek Pig", and "Rabbit' [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Morris the Mankiest Monster

by Giles Andreae

Irresistibly, exuberantly disgusting, a new picture book from the author of Giraffes Can't Dance, with a hero who flosses his teeth with slugs Meet Morris, the world&rs [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Spook's Stories: Witches

by Joseph Delaney

For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from ghosts and boggarts, but more especially from witches. The Spook’s Stories: Witches features stories [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles
Published: 2009

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Charm of Urizen

by Melaine Bryant

It is said that at the violent end of the Second Age, when dark flames blazed on the horizon and the seas swelled, whipped up by icy winds, a creature named Urizen wielded [...]

Series: Prophecy Keepers: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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X-isle

by Steve Augarde

Ever since the floods came and washed the world away, survivors have been desperate to win a place on X Isle, the island where life is rumoured to be easier than on what [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The House of the Stag

by Kage Baker

It begins with a tragedy. Before the Riders came to their remote valley, the Yendri led a tranquil pastoral life. When the Riders conquered and enslaved them, only a few es [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43

by Harriet Goodwin

For a millionth of a second the car grazed the drenched moorland. If it had come down on any other patch of ground Finn would simply have been another statistic. Death by d [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Tender Morsels

by Margo Lanagan

Liga raises her two daughters in the safe haven of an alternative reality, a personal heaven granted by magic as a refuge from her earthly suffering. But the real world can [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Silver Eagle

by Ben Kane

The Forgotten Legion – ten thousand legionnaires made captive by the Parthians – has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In the midst are Romulu [...]

Series: The Forgotten Legion Chronicles: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tomas

by James Palumbo

Bloated bankers, Russian roubles, salacious socialites and filthy footballers: this is the meaning of life in the new millennium. Controlling it is SHIT TV, the ultimate re [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Death Defying Pepper Roux

by Geraldine McCaughrean

When Pepper Roux was born his aunt foretold that he would not live past 14 years of age. Throughout his childhood his parents haven't bothered with him much, knowing th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Midnight over Sanctaphrax

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

A ferocious storm threatens the magnificent city of Sanctaphrax. Only Twig knows of the approaching danger. But his perilous voyage destroys his sky ship, hurling his crew [...]

Series: The Twig Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2000

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Stormchaser

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

On board the Stormchaser, Twig, a young crewmember drawn by destiny to join the sky pirates, is filled with excitement at the adventure ahead. Their quest is to collect sto [...]

Series: The Twig Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 1999

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Once And Future King

by TH White

Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in w [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1958

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.5 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Blood Water

by Dean Vincent Carter

They're all dead now. I am the last one. Dr Morrow can't identify the 'thing' he found living in the lake but he knows it's dangerous ...then it goes mi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Magyk

by Angie Sage

A baby girl is rescued from a snowy path in the woods. A baby boy is stillborn. A young Queen is taken ill. An ExtraOrdinary Wizard mysteriously resigns from his post. And [...]

Series: Septimus Heap: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Beyond the Deepwoods

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Abandoned at birth in the Deepwoods, Twig is brought up by a family of woodtrolls. One cold night, Twig does what no woodtroll has ever done before – he strays from t [...]

Series: The Twig Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.5 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Marvel 1602

by Neil Gaiman

All's not well in the Marvel Universe in the year 1602 as strange storms are brewing and strange new powers are emerging! Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, [...]

Series:
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Eye of the World

by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth re [...]

Series: Wheel of Time: Book 1
Published: 1990

Score: 130

Our rating: 8.7 | 38 positive reader reviews

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Lion of Macedon

by David Gemmell

Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world. The fu [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.8 | 3 positive reader reviews

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The Curse of the Gloamglozer

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Quint, son of sky pirate captain, and new apprentice to Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, has been set some highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about [...]

Series: The Quint Sequence: Book 1
Published: 2001

Score: 89

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fool Moon

by Jim Butcher

Nothing can ever be easy for Jim Butcher's lovable knock about wizard, Harry Dresden. Fool Moon, picks up a few months after the first book of the Dresden files, Stormf [...]

Series: The Dresden Files: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mirrorstorm

by Mike Wilks

Mel, Ludo and Wren have to go back into the Mirrorscape - a world that mirrors the canvas of paintings, where everything comes alive. A world with a cloud city, tunnel [...]

Series: The Mirrorscape Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 66

Our rating: 6.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Way of the Sword

by Chris Bradford

One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble… He’s busy preparing for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill an [...]

Series: Young Samurai: Book 2
Published: 2008

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Dragons of Ordinary Farm

by Tad Williams

Tyler and Lucinda have to spend summer with their Uncle Gideon, a farmer. They soon discover that Ordinary Farm is well, no ordinary farm. The bellowing in the barn comes n [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.1 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Spook's Sacrifice

by Joseph Delaney

As the Spook’s apprentice, Tom’s first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her homeland of Greece. One of the most danger [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 6
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.5 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Turn Coat

by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden -- urban wizard, private detective, and Chicago police consultant -- preserves the equilibrium between the human world and The Nevernever (supernatural world) [...]

Series: The Dresden Files: Book 11
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Way of the Warrior

by Chris Bradford

August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan – his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary swordmas [...]

Series: Young Samurai: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.0 | 7 positive reader reviews

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The Midnight Charter

by David Whitley

In the city of Agora, anything can be bought and sold. Even children are possessions until their twelfth birthday. Mark has been sold by his father, and Lily, an orphan fro [...]

Series: The Agora Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Magicians

by Lev Grossman

Quentin Coldwater’s life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead [...]

Series: The Magicians series: Book 1
Published: 2009

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews

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Mirrorscape

by Mike Wilks

When Mel becomes an apprentice to a master painter, he discovers not only two good friends – Wren and Ludo – but the secret world of the Mirrorscape. A world th [...]

Series: The Mirrorscape Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Two Pearls of Wisdom

by Alison Goodman

Under the harsh regime of an ambitious master, candidate Eon is training to become a Dragoneye - a powerful Lord able to master wind and water to protect the land. But Eon [...]

Series: Eona series: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

by JRR Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun contains 800 narrative verses adapted from Old Norse by Tolkien when he was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University during the 1920s. [...]

Series:
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Endymion Spring

by Matthew Skelton

Who or what is Endymion Spring? A power for good, or for evil... A legendary book that holds the secret to a world of knowledge... A young boy without a voice - whose five- [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2006

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.1 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Redoubt

by Alexander Janaway

After a short and bloody war on foreign soil, the Expeditionary Army of Ashkent is preparing to return home. Captain Jon Forge and his company, however, are assigned one mo [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.5 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Devil's Kiss

by Sarwat Chadda

Billi SanGreal is the only girl in the Knights Templar, and the most kick-ass weapon-wielding heroine around. At fifteen, her life is a rigorous and brutal round of weapons [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 92

Our rating: 8.0 | 12 positive reader reviews

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Shadow of the Demon

by David Burrows

The threat from Trosgarth is growing and betrayal is in the air. The Priests of Ryoch, no longer a minor faction, now include warrior priests with empathic powers. Armies a [...]

Series: The Prophecy of the Kings: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragon Rider

by David Burrows

Vastra has dealt a cruel blow to the very men who befriended him, but even he cannot predict the outcome of his betrayal. Armies threaten Thrace and an alliance must be for [...]

Series: The Prophecy of the Kings: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Story of Cirrus Flux

by Matthew Skelton

You shall help me find him still… there is nowhere for the boy to hide.” Orphan boy Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless rogues are conniving to steal the w [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragon Horse

by Peter Ward

The horse of Heaven has come, Mediator for the dragon. He travels to the Gate of Heaven. And looks on the Terrace of Jade. Aeons ago, winged dragons spread terror across th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Alchemyst

by Michael Scott

Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects – the bo [...]

Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 7.8 | 9 positive reader reviews

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The Forgotten Legion

by Ben Kane

Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman on his way home from a good night out. At 13 years old, they and their mo [...]

Series: The Forgotten Legion Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.0 | 11 positive reader reviews

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The Spook's Tale

by Joseph Delaney

The Spook keeps the County safe from creatures of the dark; things that suck your blood and snatch your bones and squeeze the breath from your body. When young John Gregory [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Cloak of Magic

by SA Rule

Somewhere along the line where human nature meets human imagination, myths are created. Somewhere in that space lives the spirit that created and sustains Shehaios, the Fai [...]

Series: Shaihen Heritage: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ancient Appetites

by Oisin McGann

Nate Wildenstern's brother has been killed, and the finger is pointed at him... After nearly two years, eighteen-year-old Nate returns home to the family empire ruled b [...]

Series: The Wildenstern Saga: Book 1
Published: 2007

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Seed of Seerling

by Amy Kennedy

An act of compassion in her childhood leads to slavery for Astril and several of her fellow Seerlings. Her journey as a slave leads her out of the magical evil of her child [...]

Series: Crossroads Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Seven Candles

by Melissa and Emily Boverhof

When Alaric ruled ancient Haven, his people turned on him and killed his son, causing Alaric to vow to leave Haven. But before doing so, he gave out seven unique necklaces [...]

Series: The Reclaiming of Haven: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 32

Our rating: 3.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Immortals

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Five hundred years into the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great citi [...]

Series: The Edge Chronicles: Book 10
Published: 2010

Score: 102

Our rating: 10.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren - he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver's sixth sense was never wrong. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1972

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.5 | 6 positive reader reviews

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Dartmoor... The Saving

by BJ Burton

Beneath the wide-open spaces of Dartmoor live the Dini. Now just two feet tall, their bodies no longer able to bare children, the Dini are dying out. Only ten survive on th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Ice Crown

by Sean Beech

For nearly three hundred years now the Moon lands have known peace. But the Ice Crown of Man been stolen and also the Ancient Howl of the Fennigan Wolves. Their theft robs [...]

Series: The Lords of the Moon: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 94

Our rating: 8.6 | 8 positive reader reviews

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Legacy of the Eldric

by David Burrows

Long ago the Eldric mysteriously disappeared from the land, shortly after the Krell Wars when Drachar’s shade was finally banished from the world. Perhaps they believ [...]

Series: The Prophecy of the Kings: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Who is Charlie Keeper?

by Marcus Alexander

‘Who is Charlie Keeper?’ is the shockingly paced fantasy novel that tells the tale of Charlie, an iron-willed, twelve year old girl suffering an unjust and unha [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 105

Our rating: 9.0 | 15 positive reader reviews

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Small-Minded Giants

by Oisin McGann

Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, a city built inside a hollowed-out mountain, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare. Resources are li [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Caligula

by Douglas Jackson

Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the third Roman Emperor, is better known by another name: Caligula, a name synonymous with decadence, cruelty and madness.Ru [...]

Series: Roman Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Riddler’s Gift

by Greg Hamerton

In a time when the world was ravaged by chaos, one kingdom remains; ordered, isolated, protected. Then Tabitha Serannon awakens an ancient power and the world begins to cha [...]

Series: The Lifesong Cycle: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

King of the Cloud Forests

by Michael Morpurgo

When Japan invades China, Ashley and Uncle Sung are forced to flee. It is a perilous journey across the Himalayas, and they struggle to survive. Then Ashley is captured. Wh [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 147

Our rating: 8.5 | 62 positive reader reviews

9+

The Spook's Mistake

by Joseph Delaney

As danger increases in the Country, Tom is sent north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another spook. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge if a treac [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 5
Published: 2008

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

9+

Domain of Illusion

by EA Sunden

Twilight’s sombre grace echoed softly through the grief-stricken Valley of Tsura. Not long after the loving burial of the beautiful Empress Zaiya, the valley was struc [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

by JK Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to H [...]

Series: Harry Potter
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

9+

The Cornish Adventures of Robert the Rabbit

by Veronica Holdgate

A collection of delightful tales that lets you join Robert the Rabbit on his daily exploits in the Cornish countryside, with stories that include a Birthday surprise, Car b [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2007

Score: 61

Our rating: 6.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

9+

Wizard of Arabah

by Tristan Parrish

Shipwrecked and orphaned on an island as a boy, Solomon the Strange becomes apprenticed to Namada Magus, a sorceress who teaches him not only the arts of magic, but also th [...]

Series: The Scrolls of Solomon Magus
Published: 0000

Score: 68

Our rating: 6.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Raven: Blood Eye

by Giles Kristian

For two years Osric has lived a simple life, apprentice to the mute old carpenter who took him in when others would have cast him out. But when Norsemen from across the sea [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 7.9 | 3 positive reader reviews

15+

Heroes of the Valley

by Jonathan Stroud

Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun... Halli loves the old stories [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.4 | 5 positive reader reviews

9+

Jarrak's Darkness

by Colin R Parsons

The Obelisk of Ashmar is crumbling and Jarrak, the evil Catchet, has been defeated. Yet in his dying moments, he cast a wicked spell on Loof, brainwashing him into attackin [...]

Series: Wizards\' Kingdom: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Chosen

by Jerry Ibbotson

Magic books, undead vicars, God and fondue forks are brought together in the story of Alex Preston: a grumpy, daydreaming office worker who finds a tunnel in the basement a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Galaxy Boys and The Sphere

by Andrew Steele

On Earth, unaware of life outside, dumped by their outrageous aunt in an orphanage in Brooklyn, the four Roar brothers have lost hope they will ever see their parents again [...]

Series: The Galaxy Boys: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.7 | 3 positive reader reviews

9+

The Spook's Battle

by Joseph Delaney

In Pendle the witches are rising and the three most powerful witch clans are rumoured to be uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Together they will be capable [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 4
Published: 2005

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

9+

Eye Of Osiris

by AB Shires

Five children from Shipley find a crystal that transports them to a mysterious hallway of magical treasures and doorways to other worlds. All five enter the dark world of O [...]

Series: The Shipley Five
Published: 0000

Score: 64

Our rating: 6.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

9+

The Obelisk Of Ashmar

by Colin R Parsons

Since the defeat of Evilan, Wizards’ Kingdom has lived in peace under the benevolent rule of Zendal. Until now… Zendal’s beloved stallion, Shim, has been [...]

Series: Wizards\' Kingdom: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Silver Mage

by CM Debell

In the first age of Andeira, men and dragons brought together the two halves of the elemental magic of the world to create a union through which their magic, and the world, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.1 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

by Julia Donaldson

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog....From king [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2005

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

2

Lost And Found

by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy... and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a pe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2005

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

2

How To Catch A Star

by Oliver Jeffers

Draw and colour pictures from the exciting adventure 'How to Catch a Star'. Beautiful artwork and story-based questions will stimulate young imaginations in this go [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2004

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

Twelve

by Jasper Kent

The voordalak - a creature of legend; tales of which have terrified Russian children for generations. But for Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov - a child of more enlightene [...]

Series: The Danilov Quintet: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Spook's Secret

by Joseph Delaney

As the weather gets colder, the Spook announces that it’s time to move to his winter house on Anglezarke – a bleak, forbidding place, close to the dark with a d [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 3
Published: 2006

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

9+

Sister Warrior

by Teel James Glenn

Welcome to the sensual, savage, and fantastic world of Altiva. It is a world of crystal-smiths and warp wizards, first visited in the novel Death at Dragonthroat where Ku&r [...]

Series: A Novel of Altiva
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Glammenport

by Kevin Lane

Timion the Black has exhausted his options. Reckless, despicable, Timion’s own band of mercenary men turn against him, leaving him for dead in a back alleyway. Fate d [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resid [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.6 | 5 positive reader reviews

9+

Owl Babies

by Martin Waddell

Sarah, Percy and Bill wake up in their tree nest to find their owl mother gone. “I want my mummy” cries Bill, whilst Sarah and Percy do their best to comfort hi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

2

Farmer Duck

by Martin Waddell

Poor Duck, he has to do everything around the farm whilst the Farmer lies in bed eating chocolates and gets fatter and fatter. “How goes the work?” the Farmer a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

2

The Spook's Curse

by Joseph Delaney

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have travelled to Priestown to defeat the Bane, a powerful, evil creature that lurks in the catacombs of the cathedral and is cor [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 2
Published: 2004

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews

9+

Inkheart

by Cornelia Funke

Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live quietly until the nig [...]

Series: The Inkworld Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

12+

The Anubis Gates

by Tim Powers

Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1983

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Gargoyle

by Andrew Davidson

On a dark road in the middle of the night, a car plunges into a ravine. The driver survives the crash, but his injuries confine him to a hospital burn unit. There the myste [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.9 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

Mr. Toad is the kindhearted, but spoiled resident of Toad Hall. He is bored and constantly obsesses over different crazes, like houseboating and caravaning, but it is only [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1908

Score: 102

Our rating: 9.7 | 5 positive reader reviews

9+

The Prophecy Keepers

by Melaine Bryant

There is an ancient legend in the memories of the humans of Niwengeard, that a time will come when Darkness will fall upon the kingdoms of Earde and one will rise who threa [...]

Series: Prophecy Keepers: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

9+

Lady Friday

by Garth Nix

Thousands of people are going missing from Earth, being taken by Lady Friday in the guise of Dr Friday, first mentioned in Sir Thursday, but what does Lady Friday want with [...]

Series: The Keys to the Kingdom: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Beckwood Brae

by David H Webb

The grey monster disappears into the bracken. After the near encounter, Norri is left shaken and wondering. What is it? How did it come to be in the Fornvelt? He has no ide [...]

Series: The Chronicles of the Corriian Wars: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 92

Our rating: 8.8 | 4 positive reader reviews

15+

Wizards' Kingdom

by Colin R Parsons

The shadow of evil has spread over Wizards’ Kingdom, and at the centre of the web is the power-crazed warlock, Evilan… Can the three benevolent wizards – [...]

Series: Wizards\' Kingdom: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident

by Eoin Colfer

Our intrepid anti-hero Artemis Fowl returns again in this second instalment in Eoin Colfer’s best selling series. Artemis, having been installed at a prestigious boar [...]

Series: Artemis Fowl Series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Come To Tea On Planet Zum Zee

by Tony Mitton

If you take your rocket to the outer edge of space, you'll come across a funny little alien place. The alien people call it Planet Zum-Zee, and they're meeting here [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2005

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.6 | 3 positive reader reviews

2

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

by Michael Morpurgo

It's 1943, and Lily Tregenze lives on a farm, in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the 'townie' evacuees at school, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2005

Score: 124

Our rating: 9.0 | 36 positive reader reviews

9+

Upsy Daisy Wants To Sing!

by Andrew Davenport

This book sees the permanently cheerful Upsy Daisy, best friend of Igglepiggle and a reoccurring character in all the In The Night Garden books, take her megaphone and stan [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

The Bouncy Jumping Game!

by Andrew Davenport

The Bouncy Jumping game is the fifth book in a series of six that is based o the successful BBC children’s television programme also written and co-created by Andrew [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

Time To Wash Faces!

by Andrew Davenport

'In the Night Garden' is a magical book for under-threes, about the dreaming time between waking and sleeping. Reached by following a magical little blue star, the [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 2007

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

Small Magics

by Erik Buchanan

In a world where no one really believes in magic, one man is stealing all that's left... Erik Buchanan's first novel introduces Thomas Flarety, whose first visit ho [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Stick Man

by Julia Donaldson

Stick Man lives in the family tree. With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

2

The Happy Waving Game!

by Andrew Davenport

The Happy Waving Game is the forth book in a series of six based on the successful CBeebies television programme. Set in a magical garden that exists in the twilight before [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

Kensuke's Kingdom

by Michael Morpurgo

When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parent's yacht, the Peggy Sue, he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1999

Score: 344

Our rating: 9.4 | 252 positive reader reviews

9+

Sir Thursday

by Garth Nix

It's day four and Arthur and Leaf are returning back to Earth after claiming the Boarder Seas, however Arthur has to remain in the House, due to an imposter having alre [...]

Series: The Keys to the Kingdom: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a 12 year old genius born into the Fowl dynasty, that is, he is heir apparent and an already accomplished master of criminal activities that have founded th [...]

Series: Artemis Fowl Series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 7.8 | 7 positive reader reviews

12+

Charlotte's Web

by EB White

Fern Arable lives with her mother, father and brother on their small farm. When her father decides to ‘do away’ with the runt of the piglet litter Fern takes it [...]

Series:
Published: 1952

Score: 110

Our rating: 9.0 | 20 positive reader reviews

9+

Night Child

by Jes Battis

Tess Corday soon realizes that there is not going to be anything ordinary about this case-not the lab results on the cause of death; not Mia Polanski, the teenage girl livi [...]

Series: An OSI Novel
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Gruffalo's Child

by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo shouldEver set foot in the deep dark wood.But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child disobeys her father's wa [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1999

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

2

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what ha [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1999

Score: 112

Our rating: 10.0 | 12 positive reader reviews

2

Ooh Pretty Flower!

by Andrew Davenport

Ooh Pretty Flower! Is the second book from the In The Night Garden collection and is a board book containing bright and colourful pictures of characters from the television [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

1

The Iron Man

by Ted Hughes

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threa [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1968

Score: 256

Our rating: 9.6 | 162 positive reader reviews

9+

All Aboard The Ninky Nonk!

by Andrew Davenport

All Aboard the Ninky Nonk is book one in a series of six books aimed at the 0-2 years market that are based on episodes of the children’s television series In The Nig [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

1

Midnight Tides

by Steven Erikson

After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur are united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But the price of peace is a pact with a [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 5
Published: 2004

Score: 104

Our rating: 10.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

15+

The Spook's Apprentice

by Joseph Delaney

Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before h [...]

Series: The Wardstone Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 2004

Score: 119

Our rating: 10.0 | 19 positive reader reviews

9+

Tunnels

by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

Fourteen-year-old Will Burrows lives with his family in London. He has little in common with them except for a passion for digging which he shares with his father. When his [...]

Series: Tunnels
Published: 0000

Score: 91

Our rating: 7.2 | 19 positive reader reviews

9+

Titus Groan

by Mervyn Peake

Titus Groan is the Seventy Seventh Earl of Gormenghast in waiting and his birth begins this story and that of his rather eccentric family, their servants and the kingdom of [...]

Series: The Gormenghast Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 1946

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.0 | 5 positive reader reviews

15+

The Stealer Of Souls

by Michael Moorcock

Elric of Melniboné, the haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer-prince, is one of the great creations of modern fantasy. An introspective weakling in thrall [...]

Series:
Published: 0000

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Kendulla

by Robert Le Normand

Khompchoi and Sharwendai were likeminded and worked towards the betterment of mankind; Kendulla, however, was of a different ilk. Whereas Khompchoi and Sharwendai were happ [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

Sauron Defeated

by JRR Tolkien

In the first section of Sauron Defeated Christopher Tolkien completes his fascinating study of The Lord of the Rings. Beginning with Sam’s rescue of Frodo from the To [...]

Series: The History of The Lord of the Rings: Part 4
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Conquerors Moon

by Julian May

Prince Conrig of Cathra has a vision: to unite all four provinces of the island of High Blenholme under Cathrane sovereignty. One of the provinces is stubbornly refusing to [...]

Series: Boreal Moon: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Fool's Fate

by Robin Hobb

The triumphant conclusion to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon’s wings, or a Fool’s heart. A small and sadl [...]

Series: The Tawny Man: Book 3
Published: 2003

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Lords and Ladies

by Terry Pratchett

The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth… It's Midsummer Night - no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there' [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 14
Published: 1992

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Once Upon A Time In The North

by Philip Pullman

When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of [...]

Series: His Dark Materials
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Storyteller and other tales

by KV Johansen

A collection for adults and older teens, The Storyteller and Other Tales will take you on a journey through exotic worlds and times. Demon bears take human shape and devils [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Wizard of Rainbows

by Mark A Cropper

There is a road of darkness and awful peril, a path that shall take you to places beyond the knowledge of men. The Lord-of-Mists has awakened in his dark realm with one pur [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

by Karen Traviss

The raging Clone Wars illuminate dark motives and darker destinies until one question must be answered: Does the end ever justify the means? It’s time the Jedi found [...]

Series: Star Wars
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

The Enemy's Son

by James Johnson

Born on the flying city of Newton, Pirian Horncastle has always felt the weight of the Erth pulling him towards his destiny. He and his parents are among the very few inhab [...]

Series: Erth Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Quondam

by Jayel Gibson

According to legend, only the dragonspawn born of both Man and dragon can unseat the usurper queen and restore order and magick to Quondam. When Cwen of Adracmora falls thr [...]

Series: An Ancient Mirrors Tale
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Golgotha Falls: Genesis

by George Udenkwo

Golgotha Falls: A city of carnal nightmare and monstrous appetite, nowhere in all the worlds of empire will you find its equal. Forged from dark science and steeped in anci [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow

by George RR Martin

Blood runs truer than oaths. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud as winter approaches like an angry beast. In the northern wastes a horde of hungry, sav [...]

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 3
Published: 2000

Score: 104

Our rating: 9.9 | 5 positive reader reviews

15+

Spellbound

by Margit Sandemo

Silje Angrimsdotter's life is turned upside down when the streets of Trondheim on Norway's northern coast are stricken by the plague. It has gripped her village and [...]

Series: The Legend of the Ice People: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Ghost King

by David Gemmell

Rebellion and invasion have plunged Britannia into the Dark Ages. Chaos and terror stalk the land, the King slain by traitors, the great Sword of Power vanished beyond the [...]

Series: Stones of Power: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Golden Fool

by Robin Hobb

Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettrick [...]

Series: The Tawny Man: Book 2
Published: 2002

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Gifts

by Ursula Le Guin

Orrec, the son of the Brantor of Caspromant, and Gry, daughter of the Brantors of Barre and Rodd, have grown up together, running half-wild across the Uplands. The people t [...]

Series: Annals of the Western Shore: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Soul Eater

by Michelle Paver

Soul Eater is set 6,000 years ago in Northern Europe, after the end of the last ice age, the novel takes place along a wooded coastline, inhabited by wandering clans whose [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Book 3
Published: 2006

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

9+

Fool's Errand

by Robin Hobb

Fifteen years have passed since the end of the Red Ship War with the terrifying Outislanders. Since then, Fitz has wandered the world accompanied only by his wolf and Wit-p [...]

Series: The Tawny Man: Book 1
Published: 2001

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Enchanter's End Game

by David Eddings

On the outcome of one duel rests the fate of the world... With Garion on the throne, peace has finally come to the West. But as long as the evil God Torak still lives, he k [...]

Series: The Belgariad: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Duncton Quest

by William Horwood

When Tryfan, son of Bracken and Rebecca, returns to the sacred Burrows of Uffington, it is to find dreadful signs of death and destruction. For out of the chilly North have [...]

Series: The Duncton Chronicles: Book 2
Published: 1989

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.4 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

Ship of Destiny

by Robin Hobb

The dragon, Tintaglia, has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit [...]

Series: The Liveship Traders: Book 3
Published: 2000

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Spirit Walker

by Michelle Paver

Torak still misses Wolf. He is now part of the Raven Clan and when disease hits forest clans he sets out to find the Seal Clan and a cure. Torak must learn to spirit walk a [...]

Series: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Book 2
Published: 2005

Score: 103

Our rating: 9.5 | 8 positive reader reviews

9+

The Silmarillion

by JRR Tolkien

The Silmarillion provides the background to Middle-earth, the setting of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It is an account of the Elder Days; the First Age when Morgot [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1977

Score: 104

Our rating: 8.8 | 16 positive reader reviews

15+

House Of Chains

by Steven Erikson

In Northern Genabackis, tribal mountain warriors raid southern flatlands. Years later, Tavore, Adjunct to the Empress, enters the last Malazan stronghold. New to command, s [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 4
Published: 2002

Score: 108

Our rating: 9.2 | 3 positive reader reviews

15+

Mort

by Terry Pratchett

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found that romant [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 3
Published: 1987

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

12+

Dragonlance Chronicles

by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Creatures of legend, the dragons have returned to Krynn. Now, the darkness of war threatens to engulf the land. Then hope appears -- a blue crystal staff in the hands of a [...]

Series: Dragonlance
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

12+

Waylander II

by David Gemmell

In the mountains of Skeln live Dakeyras and his daughter Miriel. Assassins hunt Dakeyras; there is a price of ten thousand in gold on his head. Why? Dakeyras is Waylander t [...]

Series: The Drenai Novels: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Tales From Earthsea

by Ursula Le Guin

A collection of five magical tales of Earthsea, the fantastical realm created by a master storyteller that has held readers enthralled for more than three decades. "Th [...]

Series: Earthsea Saga: Book 6
Published: 2001

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Crystal Shard

by RA Salvatore

Ten-Towns is in peril. The mage Akar Kessel has set in motion events leasing to the discovery of the crystal shard, a magical device that might be capable of utterly defeat [...]

Series: The Legend of Drizzt: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Guardians Of The West

by David Eddings

Eleven years have passed since the time of the Belgariad. Garion is Overlord of the West, coping with being a king and husband. When it is revealed the Dark Prophesy still [...]

Series: The Malloreon: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lions of Al-Rassan

by Guy Gavriel Kay

The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. Th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1995

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Wolf Brother

by Michelle Paver

Torak is now alone and scared. His father is dead, slain by a demon in the form of a great bear. Torak must keep going; his only friend is another orphan, a small wolf cub. [...]

Series: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Book 1
Published: 2004

Score: 205

Our rating: 9.9 | 90 positive reader reviews

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Into the Wild

by Erin Hunter

FOUR CLANS, ONE DESTINY. Into the Wild is the first book in the popular Warrior Cars series. The four. Clans have shared the forest for generations but ThunderClan’s [...]

Series: Warrior Cats: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 136

Our rating: 8.5 | 46 positive reader reviews

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The Light Fantastic

by Terry Pratchett

A red star has appeared in the sky and the Discworld is heading right towards it. There is only one person who can save the world; but unfortunately this is the rather inep [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Eldest

by Christopher Paolini

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns … Eldest is the sequel to Eragon and is the second book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle. Er [...]

Series: The Inheritance Cycle: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 7.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

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The Wounded Land

by Stephen Donaldson

Four thousand years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions. But he is back, and Covenant, armed with his stu [...]

Series: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book 4
Published: 1980

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.6 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Eragon

by Christopher Paolini

When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is a lucky discovery, but when the stone becomes a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upo [...]

Series: The Inheritance Cycle: Book 1
Published: 2002

Score: 135

Our rating: 6.6 | 57 positive reader reviews

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The Mad Ship

by Robin Hobb

Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by th [...]

Series: The Liveship Traders: Book 2
Published: 1998

Score: 102

Our rating: 9.9 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Castle Of Wizardry

by David Eddings

Fate gives no choice... Slay or be slain... The Orb is regained, the quest near its end. Garion and his companions have only to reach Riva and return the Orb, to allow peac [...]

Series: The Belgariad: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Magicians Gambit

by David Eddings

Fate leads on... To stranger lands and darker magic... Travelling through ever more dangerous realms, Garion and his companions pursue the stolen Orb. Among them Ce’N [...]

Series: The Belgariad: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Last Guardian

by David Gemmell

While the Earth quaked, a deadly power burst forth from ancient Atlantis. For the gate of time had been torn open, freeing a cataclysmic evil. Only the last guardian, Jon S [...]

Series: Jon Shannow Novels: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Prince Caspian

by CS Lewis

Narnia's freedom is under threat from the evil King Miraz and in desperation Prince Caspian, the rightful heir to the throne, blows the Great Horn to summon Peter, Susa [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 4
Published: 1951

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

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The Dragonbone Chair

by Tad Williams

A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard—for Prester John, the High King, lies dying. And with his death, the Stor [...]

Series: Memory Sorrow and Thorn: Book 1
Published: 1988

Score: 91

Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews

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The Gunslinger

by Stephen King

In The Gunslinger, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellb [...]

Series: The Dark Tower series: Book 1
Published: 1982

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Wolf In Shadow

by David Gemmell

Armageddon had visited the world 300 years earlier and it is within this post-apocolyptic nightmare that we are introduced to the Jerusalem Man, Jon Shannow. [...]

Series: Jon Shannow Novels: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.3 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Darkest Road

by Guy Gavriel Kay

The young heroes from our own world have gained power and maturity from their sufferings and adventures in Fionavar. Now they must bring all the strength and wisdom they po [...]

Series: The Fionavar Tapestry: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Power That Preserves

by Stephen Donaldson

Twice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange other-world where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their [...]

Series: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book 3
Published: 1979

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Nine Princes In Amber

by Roger Zelazny

Amber is one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself - shadow worlds, which can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apa [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Amber
Published: 0000

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.4 | 6 positive reader reviews

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The Colour Of Magic

by Terry Pratchett

In the beginning there was…a turtle. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smel [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 1
Published: 1983

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.1 | 7 positive reader reviews

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The Wandering Fire

by Guy Gavriel Kay

As the evil of Rakoth Maugrim threatens the very existence of Fionavar, the five from our own world must cross over once again to play out their given roles: Kimberly to su [...]

Series: The Fionavar Tapestry: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Summer Tree

by Guy Gavriel Kay

Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of all Worlds. They have been called there by the mage Loren Silvercloak, and quickly find [...]

Series: The Fionavar Tapestry: Book 1
Published: 1984

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Wizard's First Rule

by Terry Goodkind

One man, Richard Cypher, holds the key to the fate of three nations and of humanity. But until he learns the Wizard's First Rule his chances of succeeding in his task a [...]

Series: The Sword of Truth Series: Book 1
Published: 1994

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.1 | 9 positive reader reviews

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Waylander

by David Gemmell

The King of the Drenai is dead and troops are invading the Drenai lands killing men, women and children. The hopes of the Drenai are with one man - Waylander - the traitor [...]

Series: The Drenai Novels: Book 3
Published: 1986

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Legend

by David Gemmell

Druss, Captain of the Axe, whose fame was legendary, had chosen to wait for death in a mountain hideaway. But mighty Dros Delnoch, the last stronghold of the Drenai Empire, [...]

Series: The Drenai Novels: Book 1
Published: 1984

Score: 107

Our rating: 9.8 | 9 positive reader reviews

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Knights of Dark Renown

by David Gemmell

The Knights of the Gabala, legendary protectors of the Nine Duchies, have disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Only one held back - Manannan, whose e [...]

Series: The Drenai Novels
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.1 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Legend Of Deathwalker

by David Gemmell

Druss the Legend, the dark axman known as the Deathwalker, must join the warrior Talisman on a mission of blood and glory. Only the stolen Eyes of Alchazzar--mystic jewels [...]

Series: The Drenai Novels
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lair Of Bones

by David Farland

The stars fall from heaven and the very earth trembles in pain. With Gaborn's kingdom of Mystarria in ruins, four powerful kings march to claim its spoils, even as a va [...]

Series: Runelords: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wizardborn

by David Farland

Wizardborn continues the story of the struggle of Gaborn, now the Earth King, who has lost his powers but continues to lead his people. He must contend with the threat of t [...]

Series: Runelords: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Brotherhood Of The Wolf

by David Farland

Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahten, but Ahten is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses and killing dedicates, Ahten seeks to draw out the Ea [...]

Series: Runelords: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Sum of All Men

by David Farland

In the first book of The Runelords, Raj Ahten, the Wolf Lord of Indhopal, uses magic to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. He seeks to bring a [...]

Series: Runelords: Book 1
Published: 1998

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Silverthorn

by Raymond E Feist

Prince Arutha’s reign has been peaceful. Jimmy the Hand, a young thief, uncovers a plot to assassinate him and the young King now faces new challenges.The firs [...]

Series: Riftwar Saga: Book 2
Published: 1985

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.3 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Gardens Of The Moon

by Steven Erikson

Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discont [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 1
Published: 1999

Score: 144

Our rating: 9.2 | 39 positive reader reviews

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Queen of Sorcery

by David Eddings

The Accursed One is not dead... He only sleeps... The evil God Torak covets dominion over all men. If the stolen Orb of Aldur reaches him, he will surely gain what he desir [...]

Series: The Belgariad: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Pawn of Prophecy

by David Eddings

A battle is coming... ...And in that battle shall be decided the fate of the world. Myths tell of the ancient wars of Gods and men, and a powerful object – the Orb &n [...]

Series: The Belgariad: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 94

Our rating: 8.8 | 6 positive reader reviews

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The Illearth War

by Stephen Donaldson

Thomas Covenant finds himself once again summoned to the Land. The Council of Lords needed him to move against Foul the Despiser who holds the Illearth Stone, ancient sourc [...]

Series: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book 2
Published: 1978

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Lord Foul's Bane

by Stephen Donaldson

He called himself Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in the strange alternative world on which he suddenly found himself - the Land. But the Land [...]

Series: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever: Book 1
Published: 1977

Score: 119

Our rating: 9.5 | 21 positive reader reviews

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The Children Of Hurin

by JRR Tolkien

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this illustrated paperback of the epic [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2007

Score: 92

Our rating: 8.3 | 9 positive reader reviews

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The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

by CS Lewis

Four adventurous siblings―Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie― step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslave [...]

Series: The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 2
Published: 1950

Score: 114

Our rating: 9.8 | 11 positive reader reviews

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A Clash Of Kings

by George RR Martin

Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising. From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron T [...]

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 2
Published: 1998

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.0 | 11 positive reader reviews

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A Game Of Thrones

by George RR Martin

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robe [...]

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 1
Published: 1996

Score: 216

Our rating: 9.5 | 99 positive reader reviews

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Duncton Wood

by William Horwood

The moles of Duncton Wood live in the shadow of Mandrake, a cruel tyrant corrupted by absolute power. A solitary young mole, Bracken, is thrown into leading the fight to fr [...]

Series: The Duncton Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 1980

Score: 123

Our rating: 9.6 | 24 positive reader reviews

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Assassin's Apprentice

by Robin Hobb

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, [...]

Series: The Farseer Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 1995

Score: 118

Our rating: 9.2 | 22 positive reader reviews

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Royal Assassin

by Robin Hobb

Honesty is the bedrock for any relationship. But how can Fitz – royal bastard, trainee assassin, holder of secrets crucial to the security of the kingdom – bare [...]

Series: The Farseer Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 1996

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.2 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Ship of Magic

by Robin Hobb

On the northernmost point of the Cursed Shores lies Bingtown, a bustling hub of exotic trade and home to a proud merchant nobility famed for its extraordinary vessels. Only [...]

Series: The Liveship Traders: Book 1
Published: 1998

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.7 | 4 positive reader reviews

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The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

by Patricia McKillip

Sybel is just sixteen when she is given a baby to raise. Born and brought up on Eld Mountain, with only the fantastic creatures called there by wizardry as playmates, she k [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1974

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Magician

by Raymond E Feist

Crydee, a frontier outpost in the Kingdom of the Isles. An orphaned young boy named Pug becomes a master magician’s apprentice and two world’s destinies are for [...]

Series: Riftwar Saga: Book 1
Published: 1982

Score: 143

Our rating: 9.0 | 46 positive reader reviews

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The Other Wind

by Ursula Le Guin

The sorcerer Alder dreams of his dead wife and is able to kiss her across the stone wall that separates our world from the land of the dead. This puts Alder and Earthsea in [...]

Series: Earthsea Saga: Book 5
Published: 2001

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Deadhouse Gates

by Steven Erikson

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Un [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 2
Published: 2000

Score: 104

Our rating: 9.2 | 12 positive reader reviews

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The Earthsea Quartet

by Ursula Le Guin

The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward b [...]

Series: Earthsea Saga: Book 1 - 4
Published: 1993

Score: 117

Our rating: 10.0 | 15 positive reader reviews

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Memories of Ice

by Steven Erikson

The ravaged continent of Genabackis is a terrifying new empire, the Pannion Domin, that devours all. An uneasy allliance resists: Onearm's army, Whiskeyjack's Bridg [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 3
Published: 2001

Score: 102

Our rating: 9.8 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Assassin's Quest

by Robin Hobb

With the king no longer living and the heir, Verity, missing and declared dead, Prince Regal has treacherously seized the throne. Regal’s torture has left Fitz more d [...]

Series: The Farseer Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 1997

Score: 105

Our rating: 9.8 | 7 positive reader reviews

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The Hobbit

by JRR Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is distur [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1937

Score: 227

Our rating: 9.7 | 132 positive reader reviews

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The Lord of the Rings

by JRR Tolkien

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ri [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1954

Score: 239

Our rating: 10.0 | 141 positive reader reviews

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