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Joshua S Hill: My Top 8 Fantasy List

As an almost necessary attachment to being a fan of fantasy, is the love of lists. This coupling is additionally fun, because you can make a list of your favorite fantasy books, authors, series, words, languages, whatever! So as I have now attached myself to this wonderful website, I thought that it would be a good idea to explain myself. For you see, the ‘Top 10’ books for Lee, is definitely different to mine. In fact, I can’t even come up with a Top 10, but have to be contrary and create my “Top 8, with addendums.”

This list is, really, more for my enjoyment than yours. But I hope that this list will also do several things at FBR; a) I hope that it engenders conversation, while b) I hope that it also explains why books by Pratchett, Hobb and Tolkien will receive higher marks than others, compared to Lee’s ratings.

And now, without further ado, let us… begin!

Number 8 – The Wheel of Time, books 1-6, and New Spring, by Robert Jordan

I think that most of you will agree with me that the first six books of Jordan’s truly epic ‘The Wheel of Time’ series were brilliant. For myself, I was so hooked with book one that I think I read it within a few days. Naturally, as it was nearly my 21 st, I asked my father to purchase the entire set for me as a truly epic present.

And so I quietly and quickly read through the first 6 books in a little under 2 months (from a hazy recollection). He wrote with such epic detail, intrigue and still managed to write an interesting story; a combination that is hard to come by these days. I was captivated by what lay ahead for Rand al’Thor, Perrin Aybara, Egwene al’Vere and, later, Elayne Trakand. I fell instantly in love with Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran, not to mention Perrin’s wolfish tendancies.

However it all fell apart after book 6, and I am still attempting to struggle my way through book 8 (though I have a system, found here). Nevertheless, for those first 6 books, the number 8 spot goes to Robert Jordan.

Number 7 – Chronicles and Legends of the Raven, by James Barclay

Dawnthief by James Barclay book cover imageJames Barclay seems to be an author that nobody really knows about. That’s stretching the truth a bit, but I never see his name mentioned these days. But ever since I first picked up ‘Dawnthief’, I was captivated by his realistic disregard for human life (ie, a willingness to kill people off) and his depictions of mercenary life.

In all, he has written six books focusing on the Raven, with a seventh to be released in November of this year. Each of the six books are phenomenal, and until I wrote this list, I thought they were placed higher; that Barclay is this far down, I hope, speaks to the quality of the books that will follow it.

Within the first few chapters of his very first book, two characters you assumed would be involved for the entirety of at least the first book are dead. It continues in this vain, with children, women and men all meeting unhappy and untimely ends, due to the simple fact that that is what should bloody well happen when there are so many swords around!

I cannot say enough good things about these books, but since this is more just a place to explain why I love these books, not to provide a review of them, I’ll move on. But stay tuned for the reviews, I promise you will want to read them, and then the books!

Number 6 – Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

When you talk about debut performances, you can’t go past ‘The Name of the Wind’, the first book in a planned trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss, called the Kingkiller Chronicle. The book is so well written it jumped surprisingly high up the list as I wrote it. Not only is the plot brilliant, the characters immediately intriguing, but the method is sublime.

The lead character, Kvothe, is visited by a man who wants to write his life story. Subsequently, the book is told both at the time of the writing, as well as in Kvothe’s past, a past that is filled with mystery and adventure, and not a bit of unrequited love.

Due for release in April of 2009, ‘ The Wise Man's Fear’ is the second in the series, and is highly anticipated. Never have I longed for a book as much as I have for this one. If you are looking for a great story, judged both by content and style, then ‘The Name of the Wind’ is the book for you.

Number 5 – Song of Ice and Fire, by George Martin

A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin book cover imageWritten by the award-winning George R. R. Martin, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is, by at least the end of book two, one of the best series of books I have ever read. That does not mean that they are only brilliant as a whole, each book itself is a fantastic read, but together, like more and more pavlova, it just gets better.

I have only had the opportunity to read the first two (don’t fret, books 3 and 4 are on their way), but I was once again delighted to find an author that understands that death actually occurs. It’s a novel concept, I realize, but one that I really enjoy. Why? Because it’s bloody realistic ya twits!

However despite my apparent morbid fascination with killing off characters (I’m an aspiring author, I’m trying to build myself up to be able to kill off my own characters), I have only one thing to ask Martin; please oh, please do not kill off Bran or Arya.

That being said, this series belongs towards the top of any fantasy lovers list. The sheer breadth of this story is almost unparalleled. I thought for sure that I would become immediately sick of Daenerys Targaryen’s storyline, given its separation from the others, but every time that the story strays from her, I immediately will it to come back. Of course, that desire is immediately lost as we jump to another character, but the point remains, I don’t get bored!

Number 4 – The Obernewtyn Chronicles, by Isobelle Carmody

I was delightfully surprised to find how high ‘The Obernewtyn Chronicles’ landed on my list. Reviews of these books will soon be appearing on FBR, as I quickly make my way through them. And that the author, Isobelle Carmody, is also an Australian only heightens my pleasure (and probably frustrated Lee).

I was introduced to these books by a friend, who bought me the first book for Christmas, and I immediately fell in love with the heroine, Elspeth Gordy. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that is very definitely a future Earth, the people of the Land are forced into simple lives, without any chance of advancement, in fear of mirroring the Beforetimers and another Great White.

Carmody cleverly bastardizes the English language and purposefully misinterprets modern-day Earth through the people of the Land, to add that extra touch of realism. Instead of just being a post-apocalyptic world where everyone has remembered everything, there are actual ramifications from the destruction; books are banned, learning is frowned upon, and those who have seen their evolutionary abilities – such as telepathy, precognition, healing – expand, are deemed Misfits and sentenced to death, or worse.

The writing is sublime. Taken from Elspeth’s perspective, you are immediately taken into the world that she lives in, and cherish her for it. Her friends are your friends, her frustrations yours, and her adventures yours. And by the time romance starts to flare, you definitely have your own conceptions as to who she should be with.

If you have not read these books, then please, do yourself a favor, and pick them up.

At this point in the list we must take a break to explain. Up until now, it has been relatively easy to corral books under a separate list number; 8 is the first half of a series, 6 is one book, 4 is a series of books. However, from here on in, it all goes pear-shaped. These next three authors have written a lot of stuff, and if I was to remain true to a Top 10 list it would expand out to be a top 15 list, and only contain books from these three authors. It would not do justice to the above authors – specifically Martin and Carmody – and would frustrate me in the process.

Up until now, books have received – in my own head – ratings no greater than 9 out of 10. The following primary books are rated 11 out of 10 – because they are that good. The secondary books attached to that author, in all cases bar one, are part of the primary books world, or “realm.”

So let us continue, with that out of the way, and please bear with me and understand my need to do this right.

Number 3 – Nightwatch, The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett (+ the Discworld Series, by Terry Pratchett)

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett book cover imageArguably the greatest living English writer, Terry Pratchett is nothing short of a writing machine. With 36 books attributed to the Discworld title, plus a few more scattered about for good measure, he is hard to ignore (impossible for me, as I have just explained).

Pratchett’s work, just like many other authors, grew as he kept writing. The first 10 books were not as good as the next 10, which were themselves not as good as the next 10. Of course, the lowest rating a Pratchett book has ever gotten from me is a 7, but that’s neither here nor there.

Of the Discworld series, there are several that have achieved 10 out of 10 status with me (and my father, a more avid Pratchett fan you will likely find); ‘The Fifth Elephant’, ‘The Truth’, ‘Thief of Time’, and ‘Making Money’, to name but a few.

However there are four books that, for me personally, are of such a quality that only one author currently writing, and only one past, will ever meet the quality of.

‘Nightwatch’ was my first favorite, and was gifted to me by my father for a present one year (no greater mortal gift is there). The story is brilliantly told, focusing almost entirely on Mister Sam Vimes, a feat that very few other authors are able to pull off. From the beginning, you are drawn into a story that hardly ever slows down and never bores you.

The other three fall under the heading of the ‘Tiffany Aching Stories’, and focuses on the life of young Tiffany Aching, a young girl, training to become a witch. But she is different than the other witches in the Discworld, as she was born on salt, not loam, and has a strength in her that is almost unparalleled, as is shown a number of times.

Tiffany is easily my favorite character in the Discworld, and along with the Wee Free Men, especially Rob Anybody, you will either cry or laugh, but I guarantee you, that you will love these books.

Number 2 – The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien (+ Tolkien’s entire Middle-Earth works)

A list of fantasy is simply not right without including Mr. Tolkien. I’m going to be short on this one, because all that has been said about him has been said. His work was his love, his life, and he didn’t really care what other people thought. It was written for him first, his family second, his friends third. In fact, it is almost as an afterthought that he decided to publish this work (as can be seen by the multiple volumes published by his son after his death).

Lord of the Rings was brilliant, and I read it fully in seven days. What else can you say but that? The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales are almost as good, but fall more into the history of the Lord of the Rings, rather than as stories that stand on their own. And everything else he wrote? Yeah, I love that too!

Number 1 – The Liveship Traders, by Robin Hobb (+ the rest of The Realm of the Elderlings)

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb book cover imageI find myself quietly pleased that I have read enough, and have found my own way enough, to have labeled Robin Hobb as my favorite author, over the likes of Pratchett and Tolkien. But from the moment that I picked up ‘Assassin’s Apprentice’, I was hooked.

She writes with such skill that it simply blows me away, so much so that as I sit here, trying to tell you how much I love her, I am lost for words. Never, not for a second, did she ever lose my interest as I read the books of The Realm of the Elderlings. FitzChivalry Farseer was, for all intents and purposes, the perfect character. I felt for him, I got annoyed at him, I understood him and; Hobb’s writing had me spellbound from moment one.

But never more was I in love with her writing than when I was reading the Liveship Traders. These three books equate to the greatest three books I have ever read. Everything was so real I felt myself looking at my world map, trying to place where Bingtown had once rested. But no, that doesn’t do it justice, because Hobb didn’t simply have an insight into something that had existed, but she perfectly created a place that could have existed, and for so many of us, actually did exist.

I fell in love with Althea, and felt like a big brother to Malta and Selden. I rejoiced as Keffria finally took hold of her life, and besieged by emotions for young Wintrow. I felt like Brashen Trell and Etta were my best friends, and looked up to Captain Kennit with the same naïve awe that Wintrow did. I was mystified by Amber, and hated Kyle Haven with a vengeance.

I could go on, but if I could push the ratings higher still, the Liveship Traders would go with them. There is not enough good that can be said about these books. Robin Hobb is, simply, the best living English author, in my opinion (two things; I loved Shaman’s Crossing, so no, I don’t think she’s lost her talent, and secondly, she’s apparently writing a standalone novel set in the Rain Wilds, tentatively called ‘Dragon Keeper’).

So there we have it, a miasma of books, cobbled together in a most unordinary way, to create what I like to call, “My Top 8 Fantasy”! But please, I want to hear what you think; whether you agree wholeheartedly, or think I’ve lost my lid, let me know in the comments below.

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Joshua S Hill's 330 reviews

Age of Legend

by Michael J Sullivan

After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone&r [...]

Series: Legends of the First Empire #4
Published: 2019

Score: -2

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Knight of Stars

by Tom Lloyd

Lynx and the rest of the Cards are heading south. There's money in their pockets, beer in their hands and a simple job ahead - sun, sea and not getting shot at much. Th [...]

Series: The God Fragments #3
Published: 2019

Score: 58

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Salvation Lost

by Peter F Hamilton

Fight together - or die alone... In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane’s [...]

Series: The Salvation Sequence #2
Published: 2019

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Starsight

by Brandon Sanderson

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were [...]

Series: Skyward #2
Published: 2019

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Illustrated Edition

by Neil Gaiman

A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous thin [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Rejoice

by Steven Erikson

An alien AI has been sent to the solar system as representative of three advanced species. Its mission is to save the Earth's ecosystem - and the biggest threat to that [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 0

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fall or Dodge in Hell

by Neal Stephenson

When gaming billionaire Richard ‘Dodge’ Forthrast is pronounced brain dead following a routine medical procedure, his family and close friends are left stunned, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Reamde

by Neal Stephenson

In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft. A skilled hunting guide, he eventually am [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Fall of Gondolin

by JRR Tolkien

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast militar [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Raven Tower

by Ann Leckie

For centuries the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by a god known as the Raven. But in their hour of need, the Raven speaks nothing to its people. It is into this unres [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 102

Our rating: 10.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Fork, The Witch, and The Worm

by Christopher Paolini

A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic.  And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.It's been a year since Eragon dep [...]

Series: Tales from Alagaësia #1
Published: 2018

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 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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War Cry

by Brian McClellan

Teado is a Changer, a shape-shifting military asset trained to win wars. His platoon has been stationed in the Bavares high plains for years, stranded. As they ration suppl [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Port of Shadows

by Glen Cook

The soldiers of the Black Company don't ask questions, they get paid. But being "The Lady's favored" is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company
Published: 2018

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Skyward

by Brandon Sanderson

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to de [...]

Series: Skyward #1
Published: 2018

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Legion: Lies of the Beholder

by Brandon Sanderson

Stephen Leeds, also known as 'Legion', has a unique mental condition. He can become an expert on any subject in hours... and with every new area of expertise a new [...]

Series: Legion series #3
Published: 2018

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Age of War

by Michael J Sullivan

The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron [...]

Series: Legends of the First Empire #3
Published: 2018

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

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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Salvation

by Peter F Hamilton

Know your enemy – or be defeated. AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion – so Security Director Feriton Kay [...]

Series: The Salvation Sequence #1
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bound

by Benedict Jacka

Alex Verus can see the future. But he never thought he'd see this day. Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: he' [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 10
Published: 2015

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Infernal Battalion

by Django Wexler

The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like [...]

Series: The Shadow Campaigns #5
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ancillary Mercy

by Ann Leckie

For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn' [...]

Series: Imperial Radch #3
Published: 2015

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 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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Firebrand

by Kristen Britain

Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon, not yet recovered in heart or mind from her unexpected trip through time, is assigned a new mission. She must seek out the legendary crea [...]

Series: Green Rider series: Book 6
Published: 2017

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

by Michael J Sullivan

A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn't enough. When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the we [...]

Series: The Ryria Chronicles #4
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mirror Sight

by Kristen Britain

Karigan G'ladheon is a Green Rider - a seasoned member of the royal messenger corps whose loyalty and bravery have already been tested many times. And her final, explos [...]

Series: Green Rider series: Book 5
Published: 2014

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lost Plot

by Genevieve Cogman

In a 1920s-esque America, Prohibition is in force, fedoras, flapper dresses and tommy guns are in fashion, and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find the [...]

Series: The Invisible Library Series #3
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Oathbringer

by Brandon Sanderson

The Alethi armies commanded by Dalinar Kholin won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, and now its destruction sweeps [...]

Series: The Stormlight Archive: Book 3
Published: 2017

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Fall of Arthur

by JRR Tolkien

The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Ar [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 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

15+

Age of Swords

by Michael J Sullivan

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the co [...]

Series: Legends of the First Empire #2
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Princess of Blood

by Tom Lloyd

There's a new Card in the Mercenary Deck - one Lynx isn't sure if he's happy to see or not. The assassin Toil now wears the Princess of Blood on her jacket and [...]

Series: The God Fragments #2
Published: 2017

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Beren and Luthien

by JRR Tolkien

Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien wil [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Heart of What Was Lost

by Tad Williams

The world was nearly destroyed, but now knows hope again. At the end of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Ineluki the Storm King, an undead spirit of horrifying, demonic power, ca [...]

Series: Memory Sorrow and Thorn: Book 5
Published: 2017

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tyrant's Throne

by Sebastien de Castell

Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead King's dream: Aline is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once [...]

Series: The Greatcoats #4
Published: 2017

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Plague of Swords

by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and tu [...]

Series: The Traitor Son Cycle #4
Published: 2016

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sins of Empire

by Brian McClellan

A world on the cusp of a new age… The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place - a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorc [...]

Series: Gods of Blood and Powder
Published: 2017

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Age of Myth

by Michael J Sullivan

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god f [...]

Series: Legends of the First Empire #1
Published: 2016

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Guns of Empire

by Django Wexler

As the roar of the guns subsides and the smoke of battle clears, the country of Vordan is offered a fragile peace... After their shattering defeats at the hands of brillian [...]

Series: The Shadow Campaigns #4
Published: 2016

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Burning Page

by Genevieve Cogman

When it's your job to save the day - where do you start? Librarian spy Irene has standards to maintain, especially while on probation. And absconding from a mission via [...]

Series: The Invisible Library Series #3
Published: 2016

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Arcanum Unbounded

by Brandon Sanderson

Welcome to New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson's first collection of short fiction. These wonderful works, originally published individually, h [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

by JRR Tolkien

Set 'In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (the 'Aotrou' [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Calamity

by Brandon Sanderson

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by Da [...]

Series: A Reckoners Novel #3
Published: 2016

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Burned

by Benedict Jacka

Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Counci [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 7
Published: 2016

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Stiletto

by Daniel OMalley

THE CHECQUY: A centuries-old covert organization that protects the nation from supernatural threat. THE GRAFTERS: A centuries-old supernatural threat. After centuries of ri [...]

Series: The Checquy Files #2
Published: 2016

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Waking Fire

by Anthony Ryan

For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the Blood-blessed - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild dra [...]

Series: Draconis Memoria #1
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Last Mortal Bond

by Brian Staveley

The Annurian Empire is losing a war on two fronts - and it's unclear who is in command. Adare is stationed in the thick of battle and now calls herself Emperor. However [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #3
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Daughter of Blood

by Helen Lowe

Malian and Kalan are coming home, but already it may be too late. The Wall of Night, dangerously weakened by civil war among the Derai families that garrison it, is on the [...]

Series: Wall of Night: Book 3
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Saint's Blood

by Sebastien de Castell

How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out - someone is doing just that, and they've started with a friend. The Dukes were already looking f [...]

Series: The Greatcoats #3
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dancer's Lament

by Ian C Esslemont

It was once a land ravaged by war, minor city states, baronies and principates fight for supremacy, and then the rival cities of Tali and Quon formed an alliance and so Quo [...]

Series: Path to Ascendancy #1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Bands of Mourning

by Brandon Sanderson

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly any [...]

Series: Mistborn: Book 6
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Death of Dulgath

by Michael J Sullivan

Three times they tried to kill her. Then a professional was hired. So was Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Ri [...]

Series: The Ryria Chronicles #3
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Masked City

by Genevieve Cogman

Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he's been kidnapped by the fae faction and the rep [...]

Series: The Invisible Library Series #2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Dread Wyrm

by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, a [...]

Series: The Traitor Son Cycle #3
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Seveneves

by Neal Stephenson

What would happen if the world were ending? When a catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb, it triggers a feverish race against the inevitable. An ambitiou [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mystic

by Jason Denzel

"I called to the Myst, and it sent us you." For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst. Powerful, revered, and ofte [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: The Art of War

by Daniel Falconer

The ultimate celebration of the spectacular battle in the final Hobbit movie reveals in stunning detail the full creative vision of Peter Jackson and the filmmakers, togeth [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Price of Valour

by Django Wexler

In the wake of the King's death, war has come to Vordan. The new queen, Raesinia, is nearly powerless as the government tightens its grip and assassins threaten her lif [...]

Series: The Shadow Campaigns #3
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Legion: Skin Deep

by Brandon Sanderson

Leeds is a genius; his mind contains too much information. And to cope it has split his skills off into individual personalities. They crowd his head, and he lives with the [...]

Series: Legion series #2
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Story of Kullervo

by JRR Tolkien

The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fool's Quest

by Robin Hobb

Happy endings never last... Years ago, they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres, while Fitz finally c [...]

Series: Fitz and the Fool #2
Published: 2015

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Veiled

by Benedict Jacka

Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he didn't see this day coming. He's agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his frien [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 6
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Queen of Fire

by Anthony Ryan

Queen Lyrna has survived the bloody siege of Alltor. Now she must rally her troops and take back the capital from the Volarian invaders. But driving her hated enemy out of [...]

Series: Raven\'s Shadow #3
Published: 2015

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Darkened Blade

by Kelly McCullough

Aral Kingslayer has nothing to lose - and only justice to gain. Torn apart by the death of his goddess, he must avenge her in order to save himself from being lost forever. [...]

Series: A Fallen Blade Novel #6
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Drawn Blades

by Kelly McCullough

Once one of the world’s greatest assassins, Aral Kingslayer has finally reclaimed his swords and his soul. But the forces that destroyed his patron Namara twelve year [...]

Series: A Fallen Blade Novel #5
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Knight

by Pierre Pevel

Traitor ... or hero? This is the tale of Lorn Askarian. Some say he brought the kingdom to the brink of destruction, taking advantage of a dying king and an unpopular queen [...]

Series: A Tale from the High Kingdom #1
Published: 0000

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blade Reforged

by Kelly McCullough

After the fall of the goddess of justice, temple assassin Aral Kingslayer lost his purpose in life and turned to the bottle. That might have been the end of him if luck had [...]

Series: A Fallen Blade Novel #4
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Crossed Blades

by Kelly McCullough

Aral was an assassin and sorcerer in the service of Namara, one of her Blades of Justice. Then his goddess was murdered, her temple destroyed and her followers slain or dri [...]

Series: A Fallen Blade Novel #3
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bared Blade

by Kelly McCullough

Former temple assassin Aral Kingslayer has a price on his head and a mark on his soul. After his goddess was murdered, Aral found refuge in the shadow jack business, fixing [...]

Series: A Fallen Blade Novel #2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Broken Blade

by Kelly McCullough

Once a fabled Blade of Namara, Aral Kingslayer fought for justice and his goddess alongside his familiar, a living shadow called Triss. Now with their goddess murdered and [...]

Series: A Fallen Blade Novel #1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Penitent Damned

by Django Wexler

Alex is a master thief, with dark magic to give her an edge. When she goes up against Duke Orlanko's Concordat secret police, though, she may have taken on more than sh [...]

Series: The Shadow Campaigns
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Shadow Throne

by Django Wexler

The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries. But politics knows no loyalties, especially for Duke Orlanko, M [...]

Series: The Shadow Campaigns #2
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Crucible of Souls

by Mitchell Hogan

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were [...]

Series: Sorcery Ascendant Sequence #1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Rose and the Thorn

by Michael J Sullivan

A dear friend is brutally beaten. Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born. One year earlier, two thieves were saved from certain death by the compassion of a stranger. Una [...]

Series: The Ryria Chronicles #2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Knight’s Shadow

by Sebastien de Castell

Tristia is a nation overcome by intrigue and corruption. The idealistic young King Paelis is dead and the Greatcoats - legendary travelling magistrates who brought justice [...]

Series: The Greatcoats #2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Foxglove Summer

by Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant travels out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disa [...]

Series: Rivers of London series: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Windhaven

by George RR Martin

Among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, romantic figures who cross treacherous ocea [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2003

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Crown Tower

by Michael J Sullivan

Two men who hate each other. One impossible mission. A legend in the making. Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with no [...]

Series: The Ryria Chronicles #1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Autumn Republic

by Brian McClellan

Field Marshal Tamas has finally returned to Adopest, only to find the capital in the hands of a foreign power. With his son Taniel presumed dead, Tamas must gather his bele [...]

Series: The Powder Mage Trilogy #3
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Providence of Fire

by Brian Staveley

War is coming, secrets multiply and betrayal waits in the wings... The Annurian Empire's ruling family must be vigilant, as the conspiracy against them deepens. Having [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #2
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Firefight

by Brandon Sanderson

Babylon Restored, formerly Manhattan, may give David answers. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic, Regalia, David is sure Babylon Restored will lead him to what he needs to f [...]

Series: A Reckoners Novel #2
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Hidden

by Benedict Jacka

Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent that's gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn't [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design

by Daniel Falconer

The ultimate celebration of the final Hobbit movie reveals the full creative vision of the art and design teams, with almost 2,000 exclusive images, including designs and c [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Invisible Library

by Genevieve Cogman

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an [...]

Series: The Invisible Library Series #1
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mitosis

by Brandon Sanderson

Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back. [...]

Series: A Reckoners Novel
Published: 0000

Score: 40

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Ice Dragon

by George RR Martin

From ancient times, the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen lan [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things

by Patrick Rothfuss

The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below i [...]

Series: The Kingkiller Chronicle
Published: 2014

Score: 104

Our rating: 10.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Willful Child

by Steven Erikson

These are the voyages of the starship, A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if nece [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Thousand Names

by Django Wexler

The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries – and a ripe target for the ambitious men who seek to cont [...]

Series: The Shadow Campaigns #1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ancillary Sword

by Ann Leckie

Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she only has a single body and serves the emperor she swore to des [...]

Series: Imperial Radch #2
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Water Sleeps

by Glen Cook

Narrated by Sleepy, the book continues the ever-evolving nature of the Annalist by passing the role on to yet another young, inexperienced character. But this time, and unl [...]

Series: Books of the Glittering Stone
Published: 2000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Twilight Herald

by Tom Lloyd

The eyes of the Land are on the minor city of Scree, which could soon be obliterated as the new Lord of the Farlan plots his revenge against Scree's rulers. Suffering u [...]

Series: The Twilight Reign #2
Published: 2007

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 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 Queen of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen

Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret after her mother – a monarch as vain as she was foolish – was murdered for [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 69

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Assail

by Ian C Esslemont

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovere [...]

Series: A Novel of the Malazan Empire: Book 6
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tower Lord

by Anthony Ryan

Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the death of his friends and a be [...]

Series: Raven\'s Shadow #2
Published: 2014

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Dream London

by Tony Ballantyne

In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He&rsq [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Traitor Queen

by Trudi Canavan

Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an allian [...]

Series: The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2012

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Crimson Campaign

by Brian McClellan

When Gods walk the earth and war rages, Tamas suffers his greatest defeat at the hands of Kez. Beaten, but not broken Tamas must fight his way back to Adro and his son. Tan [...]

Series: The Powder Mage Trilogy #2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Traitor's Blade

by Sebastien de Castell

Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King’s Law. They [...]

Series: The Greatcoats #1
Published: 2014

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 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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Words of Radiance

by Brandon Sanderson

Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from [...]

Series: The Stormlight Archive: Book 2
Published: 2014

Score: 105

Our rating: 9.5 | 10 positive reader reviews

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Dangerous Women

by George RR Martin

George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have put together a towering anthology of specially-commissioned stories from the most stellar names in the genre, set in a number of [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Fell Sword

by Miles Cameron

Loyalty costs money. Betrayal, on the other hand, is free. When the Emperor is taken hostage, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand - and themselves [...]

Series: The Traitor Son Cycle #2
Published: 2013

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Throne of Glass

by Sarah J Maas

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is [...]

Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published: 2015

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.0 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Promise of Blood

by Brian McClellan

The alchemy of gunpowder fused with the magic of sorcery. In a time of upheaval, resurgence and corrupted Royalty Privileged, one-man’s love for his lost wife and his [...]

Series: The Powder Mage Trilogy #1
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Emperor's Blades

by Brian Staveley

The emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #1
Published: 0000

Score: 63

Our rating: 6.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Heir of Novron

by Michael J Sullivan

The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday of Wintertide, they plan to execute two t [...]

Series: The Riyria Revelations #3
Published: 0000

Score: 81

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Rise of Empire

by Michael J Sullivan

War has come to Melengar and once more Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists whom are fighting the Imperialists [...]

Series: The Riyria Revelations #2
Published: 2014

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Red Knight

by Miles Cameron

Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's ja [...]

Series: The Traitor Son Cycle #1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blood Song

by Anthony Ryan

Vaelin Al Sorna's life changes for ever the day his father abandons him at the gates of the Sixth Order, a secretive military arm of the Faith. Together with his fellow [...]

Series: Raven\'s Shadow #1
Published: 2013

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Thing Beneath the Bed

by Patrick Rothfuss

This is not a book for children. It looks like a children's book. It has pictures. It has a saccharine-sweet title. The main characters are a little girl and her teddy [...]

Series: The Adventure of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle
Published: 2010

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Raising Steam

by Terry Pratchett

To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 40
Published: 2013

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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London Falling

by Paul Cornell

The dark is rising... Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Diablo III: Book of Cain

by Deckard Cain

Since the dawn of time, the Eternal Conflict has raged between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. If the Prophecy of the End Days holds true, mankind will soon find it [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Raven's Shadow

by Elspeth Cooper

Three moons are rising. They are rising over the snowy Archen Mountains, where Teia struggles through the high passes to carry her warning to the Empire: the Nimrothi war b [...]

Series: The Wild Hunt: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Republic of Thieves

by Scott Lynch

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout [...]

Series: The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 3
Published: 2013

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.3 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Steelheart

by Brandon Sanderson

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no [...]

Series: A Reckoners Novel #1
Published: 0000

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fade to Black

by Francis Knight

Mahala: a city built in the dark depths of a valley. A city built up in layers, not across - where streets are built upon streets, buildings balance precariously upon build [...]

Series: Rojan Dizon Novels #1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ancillary Justice

by Ann Leckie

They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - [...]

Series: Imperial Radch #1
Published: 2013

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Chosen

by Benedict Jacka

Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures--a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once ap [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 4
Published: 2013

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Caliban's War

by James SA Corey

On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggl [...]

Series: Expanse Series #2
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Star Trek Enterprise: To Brave the Storm

by Michael A Martin

The Coalition of Planets has shattered, with Vulcan, Andor, and Tellar abrogating the treaty. Their pledge to come to the mutual defense of any power that is attacked has b [...]

Series:
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Hunt for Pierre Jnr

by David M Henley

Pierre Jnr has a mind more powerful than any the world has encountered before. He can make you forget, he can control you and he is only eight years old. Three months after [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Long War

by Terry Pratchett

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airs [...]

Series: Long Earth #2
Published: 0000

Score: 55

Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Bone Season

by Samantha Shannon

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: [...]

Series: Scion #1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Warcraft: Of Blood and Honour

by Chris Metzen

The world of Azeroth teemed with Elves and Dwarves walking among tribes of man in harmony. Now comes the demonic army known as the Burning Legion. Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 56

Our rating: 5.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Beyond the Mists of Katura

by James Barclay

Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds in [...]

Series: Elves Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Star Trek Enterprise: Beneath the Raptor's Wing

by Michael A Martin

With nothing left to lose, the Romulan Star Empire engages in all-out war against humanity, determined once and for all to stop the human menace from spreading across the g [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Star Trek TOS: Allegiance in Exile

by David R George III

A beautiful green world, rich in fertile soil and temperate climate . . . a textbook Class-M planet that should be teeming with life. Scans show no life-signs, but there ar [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Star Trek Enterprise: The Last Full Measure

by Michael A Martin and Andy Mangels

Without warning or provocation an alien weapon appears above Earth and unleashes a blast that kills millions across two continents. A second such weapon could destroy the e [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Star Trek Enterprise: The Good That Men Do

by Michael A Martin and Andy Mangels

Pax Galactica. Enemies become allies. Old secrets are at last revealed. Long-held beliefs and widely accepted truths are challenged. Man turns to leisurely pursuits. In thi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

by Neil Gaiman

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatur [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.2 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Star Trek Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru

by Michael A Martin and Andy Mangels

To protect the cargo ships essential to the continuing existence of the fledgling Coalition of Planets, the captains of the United Earth's Starfleet are ordered to inte [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Rithmatist

by Brandon Sanderson

Joel is fascinated by the magical art of Rithmatics, but unfortunately only a chosen few have the necessary gift and Joel is not one of them. Undaunted, Joel persuades Prof [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Rook

by Daniel OMalley

The body you are wearing used to be mine. So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. Wit [...]

Series: The Checquy Files #1
Published: 2012

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince

by Robin Hobb

One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of bra [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien

by Colin Duriez

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien is the authoritative collection of facts about the man behind Middle-earth, and his remarkably detailed imaginative world [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook

by The Shire Collective

In the age of men, one must face myriad challenges: epic quests, imminent danger, the evil gaze of Sauron… okay, so maybe not. But wouldn't life's day-to-day [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

9+

Taken

by Benedict Jacka

Welcome to Fountain Reach. Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty. Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament. Alex Verus's (not necessarily reliable) reputation attr [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cursed

by Benedict Jacka

Things are going well for Alex Verus. He's on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blood and Bone

by Ian C Esslemont

In the western sky the bright emerald banner of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expe [...]

Series: A Novel of the Malazan Empire: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Forge of Darkness

by Steven Erikson

It is the Age of Darkness and the realm called Kuruld Galain - home of the Tiste Andii and ruled over by Mother Dark from her citadel in Kharkanas - is in a perilous state. [...]

Series: The Kharkanas Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War

by Christie Golden

The ashes of the Cataclysm have settled across Azeroth’s disparate kingdoms. As the broken world recovers from the disaster, the renowned sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmo [...]

Series: World of Warcraft
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Emperor's Soul

by Brandon Sanderson

Shai is a Forger, a foreigner who can flawlessly copy and re-create any item by rewriting its history with skilful magic. Condemned to death after trying to steal the emper [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadow Gate

by Kate Elliott

Marit was pretty sure she had been murdered. She vividly recalled the assassin’s dagger, and her dying vision had shown her the next world - but her spirit had not ma [...]

Series: Crossroads series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The First Confessor

by Terry Goodkind

In the time before the Confessors, when the world is a dark and dangerous place, where treason and treachery are the rule of the day, comes one heroic woman, Magda Searus, [...]

Series: The Legend of Magda Searus: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 44

Our rating: 4.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Spirit Gate

by Kate Elliott

For hundreds of years the Guardians ruled the Hundred, but these unearthly beings have faded from human sight and no longer exert their will on the world. Only the reeves, [...]

Series: Crossroads series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The World of Poo

by Terry Pratchett

From Snuff: 'Vimes' prompt arrival got a nod of approval from Sybil, who gingerly handed him a new book to read to Young Sam. Vimes looked at the cover. The ti [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Blink of the Screen

by Terry Pratchett

A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origin [...]

Series:
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Red Country

by Joe Abercrombie

They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to s [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Compleat Ankh-Morpork City Guide

by Terry Pratchett

Greetings, adventurer! We lay before you this most comprehensive gazetteer encompassing all the streets of Ankh-Morpork, as well as information on its principal businesses, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Emperor’s Might

by John Blanche

Forged by forgotten science and driven by their eternal duty, the superhuman Space Marines are mankind’s foremost defence against a dark and brooding universe. Honed [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Inside HBO's Game of Thrones

by Bryan Cogman

HBO's Game of Thrones reigns as cable's highest-rated series. This official companion book gives fans new ways to enter this fictional world and discover more about [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Isolation

by Dan Wells

Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was f [...]

Series: Partials Sequence: A Novella
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Trinity Rising

by Elspeth Cooper

As Gair struggles with grief over the loss of the only home he had known, and his beloved, he is walking into a conflict that's greater and more deadly than he or his m [...]

Series: The Wild Hunt: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Legion

by Brandon Sanderson

This is an awesome concept with awesome characters and that familiar Sanderson style of writing. I feel like with all this awesomeness around the place, the plot never gets [...]

Series: Legion series #1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Straight Razor Cure

by Daniel Polansky

Welcome to Low Town. Here, the criminal is king. The streets are filled with the screeching of fish hags, the cries of swindled merchants, the inviting murmurs of working g [...]

Series: Low Town: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Prince of Dogs

by Kate Elliott

Sanglant - the prince of dogs, King Henry's bastard son - believed dead by all who could succor him, he is being held captive in the city of Gent by Bloodheart, the Eik [...]

Series: Crown of Stars: Book 2
Published: 1998

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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King's Dragon

by Kate Elliott

The Kingdom of Wendar is in turmoil. King Henry still holds the crown, but his reign has long been contested by his sister Sabella, and there are many eager to flock to her [...]

Series: Crown of Stars: Book 1
Published: 1998

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Rise of the TaiGethen

by James Barclay

Calaius is occupied by an implacable, relentless enemy. The great elven cities are little more than prison camps. Elven slaves are forced to destroy their beloved rainfores [...]

Series: Elves Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Dirty Streets of Heaven

by Tad Williams

Sure, he takes the occasional trip to Heaven, but his job as an advocate - arguing the fate of the recently deceased - keeps him pretty busy on Earth, and he's more tha [...]

Series: Bobby Dollar: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

The Minority Council

by Kate Griffin

Matthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, is in charge. And London is having its issues. The new drug on the market is fairy dust and it turns humans into walking drug labs. Teenage v [...]

Series: Matthew Swift: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Long Earth

by Terry Pratchett

1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the m [...]

Series: Long Earth #1
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Whispers Under Ground

by Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it's just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in [...]

Series: Rivers of London series: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

She is the Darkness

by Glen Cook

The tale again comes to us from the pen of Murgen, Annalist and Standard Bearer of the Black Company, whose developing powers of travel through space and time give him a pe [...]

Series: Books of the Glittering Stone
Published: 1997

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bleak Seasons

by Glen Cook

Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness [...]

Series: Books of the Glittering Stone
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Cold Fire

by Kate Elliott

Cat and her cousin are key players in a drama of dragons and politics. Everyone wants something from them - including the warlord who's conquering all Europa and the Co [...]

Series: Spiritwalker: Book 2
Published: 2011

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cold Magic

by Kate Elliott

As they approach adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society they live in and their place within it. At a select academy they study new airs [...]

Series: Spiritwalker: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Songs of the Earth

by Elspeth Cooper

Gair is under a death sentence. He can hear music - music with power - and in the Holy City that means only one thing: he's a witch, and he's going to be burnt at t [...]

Series: The Wild Hunt: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Gathering of the Lost

by Helen Lowe

Sure to become an epic fantasy classic, Helen Lowe’s magnificent Wall of Night series is big, ambitious, and gorgeously drawn—a story of bravery, treachery, and [...]

Series: Wall of Night: Book 2
Published: 2012

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Bitterblue

by Kristin Cashore

Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, [...]

Series: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2012

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Fated

by Benedict Jacka

Hidden in the lanes and byways of Camden London sits a shop, just a little shop, but if you know where to find it and have need of something a little magical, then the Arca [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mockingjay

by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capito [...]

Series: Hunger Games: Book 3
Published: 2010

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Catching Fire

by Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. A [...]

Series: Hunger Games: Book 2
Published: 2009

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Divergent

by Veronica Roth

She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart. For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Tur [...]

Series: Divergent Trilogy #1
Published: 2011

Score: 94

Our rating: 8.3 | 11 positive reader reviews

12+

The Dragon Arcana

by Pierre Pevel

Welcome to Paris, in 1633, where dragons menace the realm. Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, is on his guard. He knows France is under th [...]

Series: The Cardinal’s Blades #3
Published: 2010

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Kings of Morning

by Paul Kearney

For the first time in recorded history, the ferocious city-states of the Macht now acknowledge a single man as their overlord. Corvus, the strange, brilliant boy-general, i [...]

Series: The Macht: Book 3
Published: 2012

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Haven

by Joel Shepherd

Rich with political intrigue and wrangling between the lords of Vethrene faith and the rural folk who follow the tradition of the Goeren-yai, this is the story of Sasha. Ra [...]

Series: A Trial of Blood and Steel: Book 4
Published: 2010

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Art of the Hobbit

by JRR Tolkien

When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote HOBBIT he had become an accomplished amateur artist, and he was keen to contribute visually to the work. The finished book contained eight black a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Tracato

by Joel Shepherd

The net is really closing in now, with the whole of Rhodia at war and the serrin - the beautiful and dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh - fighting for survival. [...]

Series: A Trial of Blood and Steel: Book 3
Published: 2009

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Showdown at Centerpoint

by Roger Macbride Allen

When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destru [...]

Series: Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 1995

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Triple Zero

by Karen Traviss

Following the eruption of the bloody Clone Wars at the battle of Geonosis, both sides remain deadlocked in a stalemate that can be broken only by elite warrior teams like O [...]

Series: Star Wars: Republic Commando: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Fool’s Bargain

by Timothy Zahn

Once infamously known as “Vader’s Fist,” the legendary 501st are the best men for the dangerous objective at hand—capturing the Warlord alive. It&rs [...]

Series: Star Wars: Survivor�s Quest
Published: 2004

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Specter of the Past

by Timothy Zahn

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a blo [...]

Series: Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn: Book 1
Published: 1997

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Vision of the Future

by Timothy Zahn

The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rally [...]

Series: Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn: Book 2
Published: 1998

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The New Rebellion

by Katherine Rusch

Somewhere in the galaxy, millions suddenly perish--a disruption of the Force so shocking it is felt by Luke at his Jedi academy and by Leia on Coruscant.  While Leia m [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1997

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Survivor’s Quest

by Timothy Zahn

After fifty years, the remains of Outbound Flight—a pioneering Jedi expedition viciously destroyed by the alien warlord Grand Admiral Thrawn—have been found on [...]

Series: Star Wars: Survivor\'s Quest: Book 1
Published: 2004

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Assault at Selonia

by Roger Macbride Allen

Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial system and seize total [...]

Series: Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 1995

Score: 51

Our rating: 5.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Ambush at Corellia

by Roger Macbride Allen

A trade summit on Corellia brings Han Solo back to the home world he left many years before. Arriving on the distant planet with Leia, their children and Chewbacca, Han fin [...]

Series: Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Rogue Squadron

by Michael A Stackpole

They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both [...]

Series: Star Wars: X-Wing: Book 1
Published: 1996

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Vector Prime

by RA Salvatore

The Galactic Empire has ended the war with the New Republic, but the galaxy is far from peace. Unrest is spreading everywhere, and threatens to destroy the New Republic' [...]

Series: Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 1
Published: 1999

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Wedge’s Gamble

by Michael A Stackpole

It is the evil heart of a battered and reeling Empire: Coruscant, the giant city-world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war. The Rebels will [...]

Series: Star Wars: X-Wing: Book 2
Published: 1996

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Orb Sceptre Throne

by Ian C Esslemont

The tumult of great powers colliding has passed and the city of Darujhistan and its citizens can at last get on with what matters: trading, bickering, politicking and enjoy [...]

Series: A Novel of the Malazan Empire: Book 4
Published: 2012

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Leviathan Wakes

by James SA Corey

Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making r [...]

Series: Expanse Series #1
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Petrodor

by Joel Shepherd

Sasha, the wilful but talented heroine, returns to battle in Joel Shepherd s stunning second volume of A Trial of Blood & Steel quartet.Away from the hills of her Lenay [...]

Series: A Trial of Blood and Steel: Book 2
Published: 2008

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Inheritance

by Christopher Paolini

Not so very long ago, Eragon — Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider — was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now [...]

Series: The Inheritance Cycle: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 74

Our rating: 6.7 | 7 positive reader reviews

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Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects

by Christie Golden

When Azeroth was young, the noble titans appointed the five great dragonflights to safeguard the budding world. Each of the flights’ leaders was imbued with a portion [...]

Series:
Published: 2011

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Alloy of Law

by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series and his skill at marshalling epic st [...]

Series: Mistborn: Book 4
Published: 2011

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.8 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Snuff

by Terry Pratchett

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 39
Published: 2011

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

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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

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Dreams of Steel

by Glen Cook

After the Company's defeat at Dejagore, Lady, one of the few survivors, sets out to avenge herself and the Company against the Shadowmasters, and she joins forces with [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company: Books of the South, Book 2
Published: 1990

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Silver Spike

by Glen Cook

...embedded in the trunk of the scion of the godtree, it contains the essence of the maddest of the Ten Who Were Taken...The Dominator. Defeated by the Lady and cast from t [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company: Barrowlands, Book 1
Published: 1989

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Shadow Games

by Glen Cook

After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. The Annals will be returned to K [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company: Books of the South, Book 1
Published: 1989

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Defenders of Ulthuan

by Graham McNeill

Two brothers fight for the love of the same woman against a backdrop of war as the dark elves launch a massive invasion of the elf homeland, Ulthuan. Can the high elves dri [...]

Series: Warhammer
Published: 2011

Score: 62

Our rating: 6.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Johannes Cabal the Detective

by Jonathan L Howard

Johannes Cabal, necromancer of some little infamy, returns in this riotously clever and terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue. In this [...]

Series: Johannes Cabal: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadowmarch Quartet

by Tad Williams

As shadows threaten to consume the kingdom of Southmarch, Barrick Eddon, heir to March throne, battles his way across the sinister Shadowlands. He must journey through this [...]

Series: Shadowmarch Quartet
Published: 0000

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The White Rose

by Glen Cook

She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Bla [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company: Books of the North, Book 3
Published: 1985

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Blackveil

by Kristen Britain

Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand when she becomes a legen [...]

Series: Green Rider series: Book 4
Published: 2011

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Moon Over Soho

by Ben Aaronovitch

I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Wali [...]

Series: Rivers of London series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

15+

Eona

by Alison Goodman

Eon is now Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye - one of just two surviving Dragoneyes, the human links to the twelve energy dragons and their power. On the run after the massacre in [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 56

Our rating: 5.4 | 2 positive reader reviews

12+

Red Glove

by Holly Black

Cassel has discovered the dark secret of his past, a secret that has transformed his life for ever and given him unimaginable power. Now intent on uncovering the person res [...]

Series: Curse Workers: Book 2
Published: 2011

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Cowboys and Aliens

by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg

1873. Arizona.An era when all a man could count on was his horse and his six-gun, and Indians fought a losing battle with European settlers.Until somebody els [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 56

Our rating: 5.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

by Jonathan L Howard

Johannes Cabal sold his soul years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. Now he wants it back. Amused and slightly bored, Satan proposes a little wager: Johannes ha [...]

Series: Johannes Cabal: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Corvus

by Paul Kearney

It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten merce [...]

Series: The Macht: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Warbreaker

by Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, a lesser god, and an immortal trying to undo the mistakes he mad [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.8 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Shadowmarch

by Tad Williams

At the uppermost edge of the northern kingdoms, towers shrouded in mist, lies Southmarch Castle. For hundreds of years it has remained hidden from the affairs of empire. No [...]

Series: Shadowmarch Quartet: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Rogue

by Trudi Canavan

Kyralia is facing threats at home and abroad, as a rogue killer stalks its capital's streets, while the neighbouring kingdom of Sachaka is breeding a rebellion that cou [...]

Series: The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2012

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.3 | 1 positive reader reviews

12+

Rivers of London

by Ben Aaronovitch

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Ser [...]

Series: Rivers of London series: Book 1
Published: 2011

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.7 | 2 positive reader reviews

15+

The High King's Tomb

by Kristen Britain

For Karigan G'ladheon, the call of magic in her blood is too strong to resist. Karigan returns to the Green Riders, the magical messengers of the king, to find she' [...]

Series: Green Rider series: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Alchemist in the Shadows

by Pierre Pevel

Welcome to Paris, in 1633, where dragons menace the realm.Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, is on his guard. He knows France is un [...]

Series: The Cardinal’s Blades #2
Published: 2010

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

The Neon Court

by Kate Griffin

War is coming to London. A daimyo of the Neon Court is dead and all fingers point towards their ancient enemy - The Tribe. And when magicians go to war, everyone loses. But [...]

Series: Matthew Swift: Book 3
Published: 2011

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Tales from the Perilous Realm

by JRR Tolkien

Enchanted by a sand-sorcerer, the toy dog Roverandom explores a world filled with strange and fabulous creatures; the fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1997

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

The Midnight Mayor

by Kate Griffin

It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to disco [...]

Series: Matthew Swift: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

15+

Elantris

by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris was built on magic and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade and Elantris began to rot. And now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperiu [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 92

Our rating: 8.8 | 4 positive reader reviews

12+

The Wise Man's Fear

by Patrick Rothfuss

Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic ... and further along the path [...]

Series: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
Published: 2011

Score: 102

Our rating: 9.6 | 6 positive reader reviews

12+

First Rider’s Call

by Kristen Britain

Karigan may have heard the First Rider's call, but she's not about to let it take over her life ...... or at least that's what she thinks. She swore to c [...]

Series: Green Rider series: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Green Rider

by Kristen Britain

On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G'ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense fore [...]

Series: Green Rider series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

12+

Stonewielder

by Ian C Esslemont

Enter the universe of Malazan, where many a story unfolds and strife is easier to find than water in a well. After finishing their business elsewhere, the Malazan Empire fi [...]

Series: A Novel of the Malazan Empire: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Hinterland

by James Clemens

All of Myrillia is held in a grip of unease when a skull, twisted and corrupted by dark Graces, is found. It's the work of the Cabal, a faction of daemonic naethryn int [...]

Series: Godslayer: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Broken Kingdoms

by NK Jemisin

In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homele [...]

Series: The Inheritance Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Shadowfall

by James Clemens

Four millennia have passed since the gods came to Myrillia, creating the nine lands of peace as a haven from the nightmarish, accursed Hinterlands. In all this time nothing [...]

Series: Godslayer: Book 1
Published: 2005

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Krytos Trap

by Michael A Stackpole

The Rebels have taken Coruscant, but their problems are far from over. A killer virus called Krytos is wiping out the indigenous population, and a counter-revolution is exp [...]

Series: Star Wars: X-Wing: Book 3
Published: 1996

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Onslaught: Dark Tide I

by Michael A Stackpole

It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke Sky [...]

Series: Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 2
Published: 2004

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ruin: Dark Tide II

by Michael A Stackpole

The alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless, without regard for life—and they stand utterly outside the Force. T [...]

Series: Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 3
Published: 2000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of [...]

Series: Hunger Games: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 103

Our rating: 9.1 | 12 positive reader reviews

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The Shattering

by Christie Golden

Thrall, wise shaman and the warchief of the Horde, has sensed a disturbing change…Long ago, Azeroth’s destructive native elementals raged across the wor [...]

Series: World of Warcraft
Published: 0000

Score: 62

Our rating: 6.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Heir of Night

by Helen Lowe

A thrilling excursion into a  richly imagined realm of strife and sacrifice, where the fate of a dangerously divided world rests in the hands of one  young woman, [...]

Series: Wall of Night: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Lord of the Clans

by Christie Golden

Slave. Gladiator. Shaman. Warchief. The enigmatic Orc known as Thrall has been all of these. Raised from infancy by cruel human masters who sought to mould him into their p [...]

Series: World of Warcraft
Published: 2016

Score: 66

Our rating: 6.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Last Guardian

by Jeff Grubb

The guardians of Tirisfal are a line of champions gifted with godlike powers, each one through the ages charged with fighting a lonely secret war against the Burning Legion [...]

Series: World of Warcraft
Published: 2003

Score: 67

Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Hero of Ages

by Brandon Sanderson

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed [...]

Series: Mistborn: Book 3
Published: 2008

Score: 113

Our rating: 10.0 | 9 positive reader reviews

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The Well of Ascension

by Brandon Sanderson

The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the worl [...]

Series: Mistborn: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 94

Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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The Final Empire

by Brandon Sanderson

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power [...]

Series: Mistborn: Book 1
Published: 2006

Score: 112

Our rating: 9.0 | 18 positive reader reviews

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The Heretic Kings

by Paul Kearney

When a power-hungry fanatic wins himself a highly influential religious position, threeresistant kings must fight a brutal war merely to maintain their thrones. [...]

Series: Monarchies of God: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Cardinal’s Blades

by Pierre Pevel

Welcome to Paris, in 1633, where dragons menace the realm. Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, is on his guard. He knows France is under th [...]

Series: The Cardinal’s Blades #1
Published: 0000

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Thief-Taker's Apprentice

by Stephen Deas

Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the master of their band, Hatchet. But there is a twist to th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2010

Score: 39

Our rating: 3.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book 2

by Terry Moore

The second Strangers In Paradise pocket book finds Katchoo following David to California where she comes face to face with Darcy Parker. When Darcy makes Katchoo an offer s [...]

Series: Strangers in Paradise: Book 2
Published: 2001

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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I Shall Wear Midnight

by Terry Pratchett

A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head... It's not easy being a witch, and it's certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Ac [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 38
Published: 2010

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Way of Kings

by Brandon Sanderson

Roshar is a world of stone swept by tempests that shape ecology and civilization. Animals and plants retract; cities are built in shelter. In centuries since ten orders of [...]

Series: The Stormlight Archive: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 157

Our rating: 9.8 | 49 positive reader reviews

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The Red Wolf Conspiracy

by Robert von Stein Redick

The Chathrand - The Great Ship, The Wind-Palace, His Supremacy's First Fancy - is the last of her kind - built 600 years ago she dwarves all the ships around her. The s [...]

Series: The Chathrand Voyage: Book One
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Once Walked With Gods

by James Barclay

The elves have fled to Calius, seeking to escape the overwhelming power of the demonic Garonin. A desperate last stand in their own dimension saved the race, at the cost of [...]

Series: Elves Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Hawkwood's Voyage

by Paul Kearney

As the once great Fimbrian nations of the West begin to fall to heathen Murduk hordes, bloody religious fanaticism threatens to consume the land from within, and rogue mari [...]

Series: Monarchies of God: Book 1
Published: 1995

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Curse of Chalion

by Lois McMaster Bujold

Battered ex-soldier Lupe dy Cazaril returns home only to be swept up in court and theological intrigue as tutor to the Royesse Iselle of Chalion. Cazaril's honor and co [...]

Series: Chalion Series: Book 1
Published: 2001

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Ambassador's Mission

by Trudi Canavan

Sonea, a Black Magician of Kyralia, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist the new Guild Ambassador to Sachaka. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missin [...]

Series: The Traitor Spy Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Echo

by Terry Moore

Julie is in the wrong place at the wrong time and becomes an unwilling participant in a web of murder and deceit that becomes nuclear! She is forced to find the maker of th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book 1

by Terry Moore

Katchoo is a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. She's smart, independent and very much in love with her best friend, Francine. The [...]

Series: Strangers in Paradise: Book 1
Published: 2004

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Ten Thousand

by Paul Kearney

10,000 elite mercenaries of a legendary race known as the Macht are hired by an Empire exile to take the throne by force. But when their employer is killed, and they are su [...]

Series: The Macht: Book 1
Published: 2008

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Blood Knight

by Greg Keyes

The legendary Briar King has awakened, spreading madness and destruction. Half-remembered, poorly understood prophecies seem to point to the young princess Anne Dare, right [...]

Series: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: Book 3
Published: 2006

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

by NK Jemisin

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky - a palace above the [...]

Series: The Inheritance Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2010

Score: 106

Our rating: 10.0 | 6 positive reader reviews

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The Charnel Prince

by Greg Keyes

When the legendary Briar King awoke from his slumber, a season of darkness and horror fell upon the Kingdom of Crotheny. Now countless breeds of unspeakable monsters roam t [...]

Series: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: Book 2
Published: 2005

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Briar King

by Greg Keyes

In the kingdom of Crotheny, two young girls play in the tangled gardens of the sacred city of the dead where, fleeing an imaginary attacker, they discover the unknown crypt [...]

Series: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Desert Spear

by Peter V Brett

The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power.  [...]

Series: The Demon Cycle #2
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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True Colours

by Karen Traviss

As the savage Clone Wars rage unchecked, the Republic’s deadliest warriors face the grim truth that the Separatists aren’t their only enemy—or even their [...]

Series: Star Wars: Republic Commando: Book 3
Published: 2007

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Hard Contact

by Karen Traviss

As the Clone Wars rage, victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite squads that take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy—stone-cold soldiers who go where no on [...]

Series: Star Wars: Republic Commando: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Fifth Elephant

by Terry Pratchett

They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That its finest practitioners are subtle, sophisticated individuals for whom nuance and subtext are meat and drink. And that master [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 24
Published: 1999

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Jingo

by Terry Pratchett

Throughout history, there's always been a perfectly good reason to start a war. Never more so if it is over a 'strategic' piece of old rock in the middle of now [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 20
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Guards! Guards!

by Terry Pratchett

Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 8
Published: 0000

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.7 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Feet of Clay

by Terry Pratchett

For Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by…well, more troubling times. Right now, it’s the latt [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 19
Published: 0000

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadows Linger

by Glen Cook

Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lad [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company: Books of the North, Book 2
Published: 1984

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Daughter of the Empire

by Raymond E Feist

At age 17, Mara's ceremonial pledge of servantship to the goddess Lashima is interrupted by the news that her father and brother have been killed in battle on Trigia, t [...]

Series: The Empire Series: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 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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Fire

by Kristin Cashore

It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and fore [...]

Series: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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A Darkness at Sethanon

by Raymond E Feist

As Prince Arutha and his companions rally their forces for the final battle with an ancient and mysterious evil, the dread necromancer Marcos the Black has once again unlea [...]

Series: Riftwar Saga: Book 3
Published: 1986

Score: 95

Our rating: 6.9 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Ships of Merior

by Janny Wurts

The half-brothers Arithon, Master of Shadow, and Lysaer, Lord of Light, have defeated the Mistwraith and dispersed the fogs that smothered Athera’s skies. But their v [...]

Series: The Wars of Light and Shadow #2
Published: 2004

Score: 72

Our rating: 7.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The King Beyond The Gate

by David Gemmell

Once the mighty fortress had stood strong, defended by the mightiest of all Drenai heroes, Druss, the Legend. But now a tyrannical, mad emperor had seized control of the fo [...]

Series: The Drenai Novels: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Red Seas Under Red Skies

by Scott Lynch

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city stat [...]

Series: The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dust of Dreams

by Steven Erikson

In war everyone loses. This brutal truth can be seen in the eyes of every soldier in every world… In Letherii, the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore be [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 9
Published: 2009

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Unseen Academicals

by Terry Pratchett

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 37
Published: 2009

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Reaper's Gale

by Steven Erikson

All is not well in the Letherii Empire. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, surrounded by sycophants and agents of his Machiavellian chan [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 7
Published: 2007

Score: 102

Our rating: 10.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Bonehunters

by Steven Erikson

The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha'ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoma [...]

Series: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen: Book 6
Published: 2006

Score: 102

Our rating: 10.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Best Served Cold

by Joe Abercrombie

Monza is a cut throat heartless commander general of the Thousand Swords; a lethal group of mercenaries. That is until her gainful employer Grand Duke Orso decides to murde [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.2 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Across the Face of the World

by Russell Kirkpatrick

From a tiny snowbound village, five men and women begin a dangerous quest to challenge darkness, fulfill a prophecy and change the course of their world's history. For [...]

Series: Fire of Heaven: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 53

Our rating: 5.1 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Riddle

by Alison Croggon

Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel [...]

Series: The Books of Pellinor: Book 2
Published: 2006

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Day of the Dragon

by Richard A Knaak

In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in r [...]

Series: World of Warcraft
Published: 2003

Score: 66

Our rating: 6.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The High Lord

by Trudi Canavan

In the city of Imardin, where those who wield magic wield power, a young street-girl, adopted by the Magician's Guild, finds herself at the centre of a terrible plot th [...]

Series: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2002

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

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The Novice

by Trudi Canavan

The second book in Trudi Canavan’s The Black Magician trilogy continues on from the first flawlessly, almost as if there should not have been a break. Sonea has decid [...]

Series: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.1 | 3 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 Magician's Apprentice

by Trudi Canavan

In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband [...]

Series: The Black Magician Trilogy
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Gift

by Alison Croggon

Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She is unaware that she possesses a powerful Gift, [...]

Series: The Books of Pellinor: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 7.3 | 7 positive reader reviews

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The Curse of the Mistwraith

by Janny Wurts

The world of Athera lives in eternal fog, its skies obscured by the malevolent Mistwraith. Only the combined powers of two half-brothers can challenge the Mistwraith’ [...]

Series: The Wars of Light and Shadow #1
Published: 2004

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Graceling

by Kristin Cashore

In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of kill [...]

Series: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 63

Our rating: 6.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Night of Knives

by Ian C Esslemont

The empire is named for the tiny island and city of Malaz, now a sleepy, seedy backwater port. Tonight however, a once-in-a-generation Shadow Moon brings demon hounds and d [...]

Series: A Novel of the Malazan Empire: Book 1
Published: 2004

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Way of Shadows

by Brent Weeks

The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city’s most accomplished artist, his talents required from al [...]

Series: The Night Angel Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2009

Score: 113

Our rating: 8.7 | 26 positive reader reviews

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Obernewtyn

by Isobelle Carmody

For Elspeth Gordie freedom is-like so much else after the Great White-a memory. It was a time known as the Age of Chaos. In a final explosive flash everything w [...]

Series: The Obernewtyn Chronicles: Book 1
Published: 1987

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.1 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Making Money

by Terry Pratchett

It’s an offer you can’t refuse. Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork’s Royal Mint and the bank next door? It’s a job for li [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 36
Published: 2007

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Going Postal

by Terry Pratchett

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist... ... and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It' [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 33
Published: 2005

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Ravensoul

by James Barclay

The Unknown Warrior has spent last ten years mourning his dead - those of the legendary mercenary band, The Raven, who fell in battle. As the reluctant ruler of Balaia, he [...]

Series: Legends of the Raven: Book 4
Published: 2009

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

by Scott Lynch

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly stre [...]

Series: The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 1
Published: 2006

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.3 | 7 positive reader reviews

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Sasha

by Joel Shepherd

Sasha is a princess, the like of which the highland country of Lenayin has never seen before. But she turns her back on her regal heritage and trains under the great warrio [...]

Series: A Trial of Blood and Steel: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Immortal Prince

by Jennifer Fallon

'He's insisting he's a tide Lord and he's begging us to try again ... to kill him, that is.' When a routine hanging goes wrong, the survivor announces h [...]

Series: The Tide Lords: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Name of the Wind

by Patrick Rothfuss

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I [...]

Series: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 1
Published: 2007

Score: 154

Our rating: 9.6 | 49 positive reader reviews

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Shout for the Dead

by James Barclay

The Ascendants left in the Estorea Conquord are slowly – ever so slowly – being integrated into everyday society. They are still viewed with a great dose of fea [...]

Series: The Ascendants of Estorea: Book 2
Published: 2007

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cry of the Newborn

by James Barclay

The Estorean Conquord has stood for 850 years. Its Advocate, Herine Del Aglios, knows that she presides over the greatest civilisation in history. But she wants more. And i [...]

Series: The Ascendants of Estorea: Book 1
Published: 2005

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Brisingr

by Christopher Paolini

Oaths sworn... loyalties tested... forces collide.It's been only months since Eragon first uttered "brisingr", an ancient language term for fire. Since [...]

Series: The Inheritance Cycle: Book 3
Published: 2008

Score: 49

Our rating: 3.2 | 17 positive reader reviews

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Demonstorm

by James Barclay

The dragons have gone home, the elves are safe. The Raven have kept their promises. But fate has not finished with them. As the war between the colleges rages on, an old en [...]

Series: Legends of the Raven: Book 3
Published: 2004

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadowheart

by James Barclay

The Raven are tested to the point of destruction when a savage war is unleashed across their world and the magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle [...]

Series: Legends of the Raven: Book 2
Published: 2003

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Elfsorrow

by James Barclay

The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild and find themselves in the midst of ancient curse - a curse that has un [...]

Series: Legends of the Raven: Book 1
Published: 2002

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Nightchild

by James Barclay

The power of the land has manifested itself in Lyanna, a five year old girl. She has the power to sweep the four colleges of magic aside, or - unknowingly - to destroy Bala [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Raven: Book 3
Published: 2001

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Noonshade

by James Barclay

The spell Dawnthief has been cast and the Wytch lords have been banished. In the skies above where Denser cast the spell a rift has formed, a dirty brown gap in the blue th [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Raven: Book 2
Published: 2000

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dawnthief

by James Barclay

The Raven are six men and an elf. They have fought together for years. When they agree to escort a Xesteskian mage on a sinister mission, they find themselves fighting for [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Raven: Book 1
Published: 1999

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

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The Painted Man

by Peter V Brett

As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demo [...]

Series: The Demon Cycle #1
Published: 2008

Score: 89

Our rating: 7.8 | 11 positive reader reviews

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Royal Exile

by Fiona McIntosh

From out of the East they came riding like a merciless plague—destroying kingdom after kingdom and the sovereigns who had previously mocked the warlord Loethar and hi [...]

Series: The Valisar Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 45

Our rating: 4.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Wishsong of Shannara

by Terry Brooks

The Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford to help win through the vile growth that protects the Ildatch, ancient source of evil--for only Brin holds the magic power of the wish [...]

Series: The Shannara Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Elfstones of Shannara

by Terry Brooks

Thousands of years after the destruction of the age of man and science, new races and magic now rule the world, but an imminent danger threatens. A horde of evil Demons is [...]

Series: The Shannara Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.4 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Sword of Shannara

by Terry Brooks

Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the m [...]

Series: The Shannara Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 65

Our rating: 5.9 | 6 positive reader reviews

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Shaman's Crossing

by Robin Hobb

Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King's [...]

Series: The Soldier Son Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2005

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.0 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Wintersmith

by Terry Pratchett

Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to w [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 35
Published: 2006

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Wee Free Men

by Terry Pratchett

Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching – a wise shepherd – might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it’s up to Tiffany to [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 30
Published: 2003

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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A Hat Full of Sky

by Terry Pratchett

Something is coming after Tiffany . . .Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic – not chores and ill-tempered [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 32
Published: 2004

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Battleaxe

by Sara Douglass

A thousand years ago, the people of Achar drove the Forbidden from their lands. But now the northern tribes of the Ravensbund are fleeing south again, with nightmarish tale [...]

Series: Axis Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 1995

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.1 | 3 positive reader reviews

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Night Watch

by Terry Pratchett

For a policeman, there can be few things worse than a serial killer at loose in your city. Except, perhaps, a serial killer who targets coppers, and a city on the brink of [...]

Series: The Discworld Series: Book 28
Published: 2002

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Neverwhere

by Neil Gaiman

Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls [...]

Series:
Published: 1996

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

A storm is coming... Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2001

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Nation

by Terry Pratchett

On the day the world ends... Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 105

Our rating: 9.7 | 8 positive reader reviews

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The Black Company

by Glen Cook

Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. Then comes the prophec [...]

Series: Chronicles of the Black Company: Books of the North, Book 1
Published: 1984

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.0 | 11 positive reader reviews

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The Magician's Guild

by Trudi Canavan

The Magician's Guild is set in Imardin, where every year the magicians amass in order to rid the streets of the homeless and miscreants. The magicians believe themselve [...]

Series: The Black Magician Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2001

Score: 90

Our rating: 8.0 | 10 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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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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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: 201

Our rating: 9.5 | 86 positive reader reviews

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