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Place of birth: Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Now living: Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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Season of Storms

by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt of Rivia. A witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses [...]

Series: The Witcher #0
Published: 2018

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Unbound Empire

by Melissa Caruso

While winter snows keep the Witch Lord Ruven's invading armies at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Raverra [...]

Series: Swords and Fire #3
Published: 2019

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Master of Sorrows

by Justin Call

You have heard the story before - of a young boy, orphaned through tragic circumstances, raised by a wise old man, who comes to a fuller knowledge of his magic and uses it [...]

Series: The Silent Gods #1
Published: 2019

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Dawn of the Exile

by Mitchell Hogan

For the damned, redemption may be just a mad dream…Years have passed since the demon Tarrik and his master, the sorcerer Ren, destroyed the servants of S [...]

Series: The Infernal Guardian #2
Published: 2019

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Candide

by Voltaire

Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in "the best of a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Battle Spire

by Michael R Miller

Jack Kross only wanted to play the game. Now he’s fighting for his life. When a mysterious hacker takes control of Hundred Kingdoms, Jack is trapped [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tales From Ashen Falls

by Paul S Lavender

Monsters are on the rise and Gods walk the streets of Ashen Falls in four stories that serve as a prelude to The Eighth God. Melress and The Fading Man [...]

Series: The Ashen Falls Trilogy #1
Published: 2017

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Casino Royale

by Ian Fleming

‘Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles’In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming’ [...]

Series: James Bond #1
Published: 1953

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Sign of Four

by Arthur Conan Doyle

'You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain. Your unknown friend.'When a beautiful young woman [...]

Series: Sherlock Holmes #2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lost World

by Arthur Conan Doyle

It's London, 1907. Journalist Edward Malone, rejected by the woman he loves because he is too prosaic, decides to go in search of adventure and fame to prove himself wo [...]

Series: Professor Challenger #1
Published: 1912

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Kellanved's Reach

by Ian C Esslemont

The incessant war between the bickering city states of Quon Tali rages. So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upst [...]

Series: Path to Ascendancy #3
Published: 2019

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Never Die

by Rob J Hayes

Ein is on a mission from God. A God of Death.Time is up for the Emperor of Ten Kings and it falls to a murdered eight year old boy to render the judgement of a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Tower of the Swallow

by Andrzej Sapkowski

The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for [...]

Series: The Witcher #6
Published: 2016

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Ruin of Kings

by Jenn Lyons

There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew upon storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quest [...]

Series: A Chorus of Dragons #1
Published: 2019

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.6 | 3 positive reader reviews

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The Gutter Prayer

by Gareth Hanrahan

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. [...]

Series: The Black Iron Legacy #1
Published: 2019

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Baptism of Fire

by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of th [...]

Series: The Witcher #5
Published: 2014

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bound

by Mark Lawrence

This is a 16,000 word short story, primarily featuring Nona, Ara, Kettle, Regol. It should be read between Grey Sister and Holy Sister. [...]

Series: Book of the Ancestor #2.5
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Time of Contempt

by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are maneuvering [...]

Series: The Witcher #4
Published: 2013

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Behind the Vale

by Brian D Anderson

Thousands of years after the war of the ancients, a single bastion of human life survives - The Vale. And at its core the magnificent city of Troi. Here the mana flows from [...]

Series: The Vale #1
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Hod King

by Josiah Bancroft

Thomas Senlin and his crew of outcasts have been separated, and now they must face the dangers of the labyrinthine tower on their own in this third book in the word [...]

Series: The Books of Babel #3
Published: 2019

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Many Are The Dead

by Anthony Ryan

For decades the brothers of the Sixth Order have fought a savage war against the Lonak clans amidst the frozen peaks of their Dominion. When word reaches t [...]

Series: Raven\'s Shadow
Published: 2018

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sword of Destiny

by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no o [...]

Series: The Witcher #2
Published: 1992

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Drake

by Peter McLean

Hitman Don Drake owes a gambling debt to a demon. Forced to carry out one more assassination to clear his debt, Don unwittingly kills an innocent child and brings the Furie [...]

Series: The Burned Man #1
Published: 2016

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Rosewater

by Tade Thompson

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless&mda [...]

Series: The Wormwood Trilogy #1
Published: 2018

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach

by Steven Erikson

The necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - scourges of civilization, raisers of the dead, reapers of the souls of the living, devourers of hope, betrayers of faith, sl [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen
Published: 2018

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Snapshot

by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot is a Science Fiction detective story following Anthony Davis, a cop assigned to Snapshot Duty. In this vivid world that author Brandon Sanderson has built, society [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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One Word Kill

by Mark Lawrence

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.Nick [...]

Series: Impossible Times #1
Published: 2019

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Sisters of the Winter Wood

by Rena Rossner

Captivating and boldly imaginative, with a tale of sisterhood at its heart, Rena Rossner's debut fantasy invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and t [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadow of the Exile

by Mitchell Hogan

Outcast and exiled, the demon Tarrik Nal-Valim has long been forgotten by the world of humans. At least, so he thinks.But when he is summoned as a last resort b [...]

Series: The Infernal Guardian #1
Published: 2018

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Empire of Sand

by Tasha Suri

The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate d [...]

Series: The Books of Ambha #1
Published: 2018

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bloody Rose

by Nicholas Eames

Live fast, die young.Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventur [...]

Series: The Band #2
Published: 2018

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Boy Who Said Nothing

by Mirsad Solakovic

The Bosnian War raged from 1992 to 1995.During the conflict, over 300,000 Bosniak civilians were executed during a mass ethnic cleansing that was described as the wor [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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King of Assassins

by RJ Barker

THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING . . .Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forge [...]

Series: The Wounded Kingdom #3
Published: 2018

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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City of Kings

by Rob J Hayes

War makes monsters and corpses of us all. For generations the blooded have ruled the Wilds, cultivating a lawless frontier and bleeding the good folk dry. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Deathless

by Peter Newman

From one of fantasy’s biggest recent breakthrough authors comes an exciting, brand new series.The demonsIn the endless forests of the Wild, hu [...]

Series: Deathless #1
Published: 2018

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Death March

by Phil Tucker

I sacrificed everything for my family. It wasn't enough. I lost my mother, and now I'm about to lose my brother.I've got only one thing left to gamb [...]

Series: Euphoria Online #1
Published: 2018

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Poppy War

by R F Kuang

When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who cou [...]

Series: The Poppy War #1
Published: 2018

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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FALL

by JP Ashman

She survived the mission, the drop; the fall.But what now? What can she do when the very thing that produced her new name left her scarred in far more ways than [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Defiant Heir

by Melissa Caruso

Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a [...]

Series: Swords and Fire #2
Published: 2018

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Way Into Chaos

by Harry Connolly

The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, [...]

Series: The Great Way #1
Published: 2014

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Grey Sister

by Mark Lawrence

In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of S [...]

Series: Book of the Ancestor #2
Published: 2018

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Grey Bastards

by Jonathan French

LIVE IN THE SADDLE. DIE ON THE HOG. Such is the creed of the half-orcs dwelling in the Lot Lands. Sworn to hardened brotherhoods known as hoofs, these form [...]

Series: The Lot Lands #1
Published: 2015

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Priest of Bones

by Peter McLean

'Sixty-five thousand battle-shocked, trained killers came home to no jobs, no food and the plague. What did Her Majesty think was going to happen?'Tomas [...]

Series: War for the Rose Throne #1
Published: 2018

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

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King of Ashes

by Raymond E Feist

The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura [...]

Series: The Firemane Saga #1
Published: 2018

Score: 61

Our rating: 6.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Jack Bloodfist: Fixer

by James Jakins

Jack Bloodfist fixes things. That's what his card says, anyway. When the orcs and goblins of Summervale, Virginia need something done they call Jack. He's the one w [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Arm of the Sphinx

by Josiah Bancroft

Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship as the hunt for his lost wife continues. But the Tow [...]

Series: The Books of Babel #2
Published: 2015

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Art of War: Anthology for Charity

by Petros Triantafyllou

"War, my friend, is a thing of beauty." How do you get forty fantasy authors to contribute short stories for a war-themed anthology without paying the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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An Echo of Things to Come

by James Islington

In the wake of the devastating attack on Ilin Illan, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark fo [...]

Series: The Licanius Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Shadow of What Was Lost

by James Islington

It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the [...]

Series: The Licanius Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2014

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blood of Assassins

by RJ Barker

THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING... The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Gir [...]

Series: The Wounded Kingdom #2
Published: 2018

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sufficiently Advanced Magic

by Andrew Rowe

Five years ago, Corin Cadence’s brother entered the Serpent Spire — a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire& [...]

Series: Arcane Ascension series #1
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blackfish City

by Sam J Miller

After the climate wars, a floating city was constructed in the Arctic Circle. Once a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, it has started to crumble under t [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Jade City

by Fonda Lee

Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon - a stone that enhances a warrior's natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by [...]

Series: The Green Bone Saga #1
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mage Slave

by RK Thorne

A warrior prince, a talented spy. A quest to free an enslaved people begins.Crown Prince Aven Lanuken wants something more than a trophy for a future wife. He wants [...]

Series: The Enslaved Chronicles #1
Published: 2016

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Paternus: Rise of Gods

by Dyrk Ashton

Even myths have legends. And not all legends are myth. When a local hospital is attacked by strange and frightening men, Fiona Patterson and Zeke Prisco save a catatonic ol [...]

Series: The Paternus Trilogy #1
Published: 2016

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Fifth Empire of Man

by Rob J Hayes

The Pirate Isles are united under Drake Morrass’ flag, but the war has only just begun. There’s still a long way to go before he’s able to call himself Ki [...]

Series: The Best Laid Plans #2
Published: 2017

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Deadhouse Landing

by Ian C Esslemont

After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To [...]

Series: Path to Ascendancy #2
Published: 2017

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cage of Deceit

by Jennifer Anne Davis

Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, o [...]

Series: Reign of Secrets #1
Published: 2015

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Faithless

by Graham Austin King

The temples of the Forgefather have fallen. The clerics and defenders that could once be found across the nine lands are no more. Priests huddle in the great temple, clingi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Those Brave, Foolish Souls from the City of Swords

by Benedict Patrick

Don't draw your blade in the City of Swords, unless you're willing to kill... or ready to die. Young and filled with idealistic fervor, Arturo packs his blade and t [...]

Series: Yarnsworld #3
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Weaver's Lament

by Emma Newman

Charlotte is learning to control her emerging magical powers under the secret tutelage of Magus Hopkins. Her first covert mission takes her to a textile mill where the disg [...]

Series: Industrial Magic #2
Published: 2017

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Tethered Mage

by Melissa Caruso

In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled - taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life [...]

Series: Swords and Fire #1
Published: 2017

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Time of Dread

by John Gwynne

The Ben-Elim, a race of warrior angels, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands. But their dominion is brutally enforced and their ancient en [...]

Series: Of Blood and Bone #1
Published: 2017

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Where Loyalties Lie

by Rob J Hayes

Everybody knows Captain Drake Morass is only out for himself. As the fires of a dying city burn on a distant shore, Drake sees an opportunity to unite the other pirate Capt [...]

Series: The Best Laid Plans #1
Published: 2017

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Story of Tomkin and the Dragon

by JA Andrews

Tomkin Thornhewn, youngest son of the Duke of Marshwell, has a problem: he’s not heroic. Regardless of his aspirations, the bookish, untrained young man is better sui [...]

Series: A Keeper\'s Tale
Published: 2016

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Shadow Crucible

by TM Lakomy

Taking humanity back to their primordial beliefs and fears, Estella confronts Mikhail’s faith by revealing the true horror of the lucrative trade in human souls. All [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Winter's Reach

by Craig Schaefer

Pope Benignus is dying, and the man who takes his throne will hold the reins of an empire. Conspiracies swirl like shadows around Livia, the pope's daughter, who refuse [...]

Series: The Revanche Cycle #1
Published: 2014

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Senlin Ascends

by Josiah Bancroft

While honeymooning in the Tower of Babel, Thomas Senlin loses his wife, Marya. The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel of the Silk Age. Immense as a mountain, the ancient [...]

Series: The Books of Babel #1
Published: 2013

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Court of Broken Knives

by Anna Smith Spark

They’ve finally looked at the graveyard of our Empire with open eyes. They’re fools and madmen and like the art of war. And their children go hungry while we pi [...]

Series: Empires of Dust #1
Published: 2017

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Darien

by CF Iggulden

Twelve Families. One Throne. Welcome to the Empire of Salt. The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefac [...]

Series: Empire of Salt #1
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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River of Teeth

by Sarah Gailey

In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternat [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Age of Assassins

by RJ Barker

Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land's best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But their latest mission tasks him and his master with [...]

Series: The Wounded Kingdom #1
Published: 2017

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ghosts of Tomorrow

by Michael R Fletcher

The children are the future. And someone is turning them into highly trained killing machines. Straight out of school, Griffin, a junior Investigations agent for the North [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Godblind

by Anna Stephens

There was a time when the Red Gods ruled the land. The Dark Lady and her horde dealt in death and blood and fire. That time has long since passed and the neighbouring kingd [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Kings of the Wyld

by Nicholas Eames

GLORY NEVER GETS OLD. Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days [...]

Series: The Band #1
Published: 2017

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Danse Macabre

by Laura M Hughes

The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there. B [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blackwing

by Ed McDonald

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow's Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow [...]

Series: The Raven’s Mark #1
Published: 2017

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Cold Counsel

by Chris Sharp

Slud of the Blood Claw Clan, Bringer of Troubles, was born at the heart of the worst storm the mountain had ever seen. Slud's father, chief of the clan, was changed by [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Brother's Ruin

by Emma Newman

The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzar [...]

Series: Industrial Magic #1
Published: 2017

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Inheritance

by Adrian G Hilder

A king obsessed with conquest, armies, magic, and monsters powered by the souls of the dead – the legendary General of Valendo defended his kingdom from them all and [...]

Series: The General\'s Legacy #1
Published: 2016

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Red Sister

by Mark Lawrence

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. [...]

Series: Book of the Ancestor #1
Published: 2017

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Strungballs

by Mike Russell

What are Strungballs? Ten-year-old Sydney is about to find out... but first he must have a cube of his flesh removed. Sydney will transgress everything he was taught to bel [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Skullsworn

by Brian Staveley

Pyrre Lakatur doesn’t like the word skullsworn. It fails to capture the faith and grace, the peace and beauty of her devotion to the God of Death. She is not, to her [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wrath

by John Gwynne

Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasu [...]

Series: The Faithful and The Fallen #4
Published: 2016

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ruin

by John Gwynne

The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures [...]

Series: The Faithful and The Fallen #3
Published: 2015

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Eyes of the Dragon

by Stephen King

While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg the King's magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots. Soon the King's elder son, Peter, is [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1984

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Red Heir

by Holden R Johnson

Long ago, when the Essence of magic gave Elemor its power, the world saw prosperity, ingenuity, and wonder. Peace can only last so long, however. The darkness always seems [...]

Series: The World Reborn #1
Published: 2016

Score: 67

Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Valour

by John Gwynne

The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of [...]

Series: The Faithful and The Fallen #2
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Gilded Cage

by Vic James

A modern Britain. An age-old cruelty. Britain's magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for ten years - and now it's the Hadleys' turn [...]

Series: The Dark Gifts Trilogy #1
Published: 2017

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Stranger of Tempest

by Tom Lloyd

Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Riven Kingdom. Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent's p [...]

Series: The God Fragments #1
Published: 2016

Score: 78

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Wheel of Osheim

by Mark Lawrence

All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth getting back out alive and with [...]

Series: Red Queen\'s War #3
Published: 2016

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.9 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Liar's Key

by Mark Lawrence

The Red Queen has set her players on the board… Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the luxuries of his southern palace. And although the North may be ho [...]

Series: Red Queen\'s War #2
Published: 2015

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Half a War

by Joe Abercrombie

WORDS ARE WEAPONS. Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conq [...]

Series: Shattered Sea #3
Published: 2015

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Prince of Fools

by Mark Lawrence

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat and a womaniser; and tenth in line t [...]

Series: Red Queen\'s War #1
Published: 2014

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 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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Blood Of Elves

by Andrzej Sapkowski

For more than a hundred years humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changes, and now the races once again fight each other - an [...]

Series: The Witcher #3
Published: 1994

Score: 96

Our rating: 8.3 | 13 positive reader reviews

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Lord of the Silver Bow

by David Gemmell

Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery [...]

Series: Trojan War Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Before They Are Hanged

by Joe Abercrombie

Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprep [...]

Series: The First Law: Book 2
Published: 2008

Score: 94

Our rating: 8.9 | 5 positive reader reviews

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The Blade Itself

by Joe Abercrombie

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body [...]

Series: The First Law: Book 1
Published: 2006

Score: 97

Our rating: 8.5 | 12 positive reader reviews

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