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High / Epic fantasy

Pawn's Gambit

by Rob Hayes

The Mortal Techniques novels are a series of stand-alone stories that can be read entirely independently, set in the award-winning Mortal Techniques universe.Me [...]

Series: 0
Published: 2021

Score: 78

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Mortal Word

by Genevieve Cogman

Peace talks are always tricky . . . especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This murder rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and Fae, so L [...]

Series: The Invisible Library Series #5
Published: 2018

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Secret Chapter

by Genevieve Cogman

Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to pull off an amazing art heist. Or they must risk the wrath of a dangerous villain, in his secret island la [...]

Series: The Invisible Library Series #6
Published: 2019

Score: 0

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fate of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen

Since ascending to the throne, Kelsea Glynn has grown into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader.But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice within th [...]

Series: The Tearling Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2016

Score: 37

Our rating: 3.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Voice of War

by Zack Argyle

While preparing for the birth of his first child, Chrys Valerian is tasked with uncovering the group responsible for a series of missing threadweavers - those able to see a [...]

Series: Threadlight: Book 1
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Trouble with Peace

by Joe Abercrombie

Savine dan Glokta, once Adua's most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will [...]

Series: The Age of Madness: Book 2
Published: 2020

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Rhythm of War

by Brandon Sanderson

After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neithe [...]

Series: The Stormlight Archive: Book 4
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The First Step

by Tao Wong

Long Wu Ying never expected to join a Sect or become a real cultivator. His days were spent studying, planting rice on the family farm and spending time with his friends. F [...]

Series: A Thousand Li: Book 1
Published: 2019

Score: 78

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fallen

by Benedict Jacka

Once Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar. Now he's a member of the Light Council who's found success, friends . . . and love. But it' [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 10
Published: 2019

Score: 0

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Heroic / Sword & sorcery

Warrior of the Altaii

by Robert Jordan

Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end.The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfga [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blood of Heirs

by Alicia Wanstall Burke

Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begi [...]

Series: The Coraidic Sagas #1
Published: 2018

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Silver Sorceress

by Alec Hutson

The epic story that began in The Crimson Queen continues . . . Following the deadly assault on the Scholia by the kith'ketan, Keilan and Nel [...]

Series: The Raveling #2
Published: 2018

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Killer Dungeon

by Phil Tucker

I'm entering the endgame. Even as I gain new allies, new gear, and greater understanding of Albertus' true plans, the odds are growing more extreme [...]

Series: Euphoria Online #3
Published: 2018

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Nightmare Keep

by Phil Tucker

I've managed to survive my first week in Euphoria Online. But I couldn't have done it without my new friends. Lotharia. Falkon. The Green Liver goblins. [...]

Series: Euphoria Online #2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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You Die When You Die

by Angus Watson

You can't change your fate - so throw yourself into battle, because you'll either win or wake up drinking mead in the halls of your ancestors. That's what Finn& [...]

Series: West of West #1
Published: 2017

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Contemporary / Urban fantasy

Blood Heir

by Ilona Andrews

Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among [...]

Series: Kate Daniels World: Book 1
Published: 2021

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Battle Ground

by Jim Butcher

Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Bla [...]

Series: The Dresden Files: Book 17
Published: 2020

Score: 98

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Forged

by Benedict Jacka

To protect his friends, Mage Alex Verus has had to change - and embrace his dark side. But the life mage Anne has changed too, and made a bond with a dangerous power. She&# [...]

Series: Alex Verus series: Book 11
Published: 2020

Score: 98

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Kept From Cages

by Phil Williams

Reece’s gang of criminal jazz musicians have taken shelter in the wrong house. There’s a girl with red eyes bound to a chair. The locals call her a devil &ndash [...]

Series: Ikiri Book 1
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Burn

by Julianna Baggott

Partridge has escaped the safety of his father's empire and left the Dome, where his people - the Pures - have sheltered for so long. He has ventured into the destroyed [...]

Series: Pure Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2014

Score: 0

Our rating: 6.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Salem's Lot

by Stephen King

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

Series: NA
Published: 1975

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Duma Key

by Stephen King

When Edgar Freemantle moves to Duma Key to escape his past, he doesn't expect to find much there. But Duma Key and its mysteries have been waiting for him. The shells b [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Peace Talks

by Jim Butcher

When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Counci [...]

Series: The Dresden Files: Book 16
Published: 2020

Score: 89

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Night and Silence

by Seanan McGuire

Things are not okay.In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart [...]

Series: October Daye #12
Published: 2018

Score: 0

Our rating: 4.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Historical / Alternate history

Daughter of the Forest

by Juliet Marillier

The keep at Sevenwaters is a remote, strange, quiet place, guarded by silent men who slip through the woodlands clothed in grey, and keep their weapons sharp. For there are [...]

Series: The Sevenwaters Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 1999

Score: 0

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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She Who Became the Sun

by Shelley Parker Chan

In Mongol-occupied imperial China, a peasant girl refuses her fate of an early death. Stealing her dead brother’s identity to survive, she rises from monk to soldier, [...]

Series: The Radiant Emperor: Book 1
Published: 2021

Score: 98

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Half a Soul

by Olivia Atwater

It’s difficult to find a husband in Regency England when you’re a young lady with only half a soul.Ever since a faerie cursed her, Theodora Ettings has h [...]

Series: Regency Faerie Tales: Book 1
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Once and Future Witches

by Alix E Harrow

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow's powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 98

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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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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The Seven Lies

by Daniel Springfield

Following the success of his previous book The Six Secrets, Daniel Springfield has once again brought into question the facts surrounding seven tragic events over the past [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Incendiary

by Zoraida Cordova

When the royal family of Selvina sets out to destroy magic through a grand and terrible inquisition, magic warrior-thief Renata - trained in the art of stealing memories-se [...]

Series: Hollow Crown: Book 1
Published: 2020

Score: 78

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Of Honey and Wildfires

by Sarah Chorn

From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.What began as a simple s [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The House of Sundering Flames

by Aliette de Bodard

The great magical Houses of Paris - headed by Fallen angels and magicians - were, however temporarily, at peace with each other. Until House Harrier was levelled by a power [...]

Series: Dominion of the Fallen: Book 3
Published: 2019

Score: 68

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Science / Speculative fiction

The Shining

by Stephen King

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook H [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1977

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Firestarter

by Stephen King

A year ago, he was an upstanding instructor of English at Harrison State College. Now Andy is on the run with his daughter. A pigtailed girl named Charlie. A girl with an u [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1980

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Exhalation

by Ted Chiang

From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others – the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival – comes a groundbreaking second collection [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 0

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Settling the World: Selected Stories 1970-2020

by M John Harrison

Throughout his career, M. John Harrison’s writing has defied categorisation, building worlds both unreal and all-too real, overlapping and interlocking with each othe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: -2

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Nophek Gloss

by Essa Hansen

When a young man's planet is destroyed, he sets out on a single-minded quest for revenge across the galaxy in Nophek Gloss, the first book in this epic space opera [...]

Series: The Graven #1
Published: 2020

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again

by M John Harrison

Shaw had a breakdown, but he's getting himself back together. He has a single room, a job on a decaying London barge, and an on-off affair with a doctor's daughter [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Imago

by Octavia Butler

Child of the Earth and stars, Jodahs can shapeshift, heal the maimed, cure cancer ... and create contagion with every breath. The child is an ooloi, a being beyond gender, [...]

Series: Lilith\'s Brood: Book 3
Published: 1989

Score: 0

Our rating: 4.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Chaos Vector

by Megan E O Keefe

Sanda and Tomas are fleeing for their lives after letting the most dangerous smartship in the universe run free. Now, unsure of who to trust, Sanda knows only one thing for [...]

Series: The Protectorate #2
Published: 2020

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate

by Becky Chambers

At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive i [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Steampunk

Brightstorm

by Vashti Hardy

A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination soaring!Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father h [...]

Series: A Sky-Ship Adventure #1
Published: 2018

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Guns Above

by Robyn Bennis

They say it’s not the fall that kills you.For Josette Dupre, the Corps’ first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back.On top [...]

Series: A Signal Airship Novel
Published: 2017

Score: 78

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Revenant Express

by George Mann

Sir Maurice Newbury is bereft as his trusty assistant Veronica Hobbes lies dying with a wounded heart. Newbury and Veronica's sister Amelia must take a sleeper train ac [...]

Series: A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation #5
Published: 2019

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Godsgrave

by Jay Kristoff

The second thrilling installment of the award-winning Nevernight Chronicle, from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.In a land where three suns a [...]

Series: The Nevernight Chronicle: Book 2
Published: 2017

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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By Raven's Call

by J A Devenport

Faced with increasing pressure from rebels, the tyrant king of Dargenn must force a war with the rival nation of Relan to unite the country behind him. To help create chaos [...]

Series: The Blackwing Cycle #1
Published: 2018

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Hod King

by Josiah Bancroft

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

Series: The Books of Babel #3
Published: 2019

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.6 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Arm of the Sphinx

by Josiah Bancroft

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

Series: The Books of Babel #2
Published: 2015

Score: 89

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Weaver's Lament

by Emma Newman

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

Series: Industrial Magic #2
Published: 2017

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Senlin Ascends

by Josiah Bancroft

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

Series: The Books of Babel #1
Published: 2013

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Vampire fiction

Salem's Lot

by Stephen King

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

Series: NA
Published: 1975

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The City of Mirrors

by Justin Cronin

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life… Prompted by a voice that lives in her bl [...]

Series: The Passage Trilogy #3
Published: 2016

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Day Boy

by Trent Jamieson

Mark is a Day Boy. In a post-traumatic future the Masters - formerly human, now practically immortal - rule a world that bends to their will and a human population upon whi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Dark Arts of Blood

by Freda Warrington

In the turmoil and glamour of 1920s Europe, vampires Karl, Charlotte and Violette face threats to their very existence. Fiery, handsome dancer Emil achieves his dream to pa [...]

Series: Blood Wine Sequence #1
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Magic Bites

by Ilona Andrews

Future Atlanta is an interesting place to live: one moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer [...]

Series: Kate Daniels #1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Third Section

by Jasper Kent

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

Series: The Danilov Quintet: Book 3
Published: 2012

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Johnny Alucard

by Kim Newman

Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire in previous instalments, Dracula seems long gone. A relic of the past. Yet, when vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends up [...]

Series: Anno Dracula series: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Farm

by Emily McKay

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

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 40

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Dark Angel

by Meredith Ann Pierce

The Darkangel, a vampire of astounding beauty and youth, can only summon his full power when he finds his 14th and final bride. But for Aeriel, whom he kidnaps to serve his [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1982

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragon fiction

One Good Dragon Deserves Another

by Rachel Aaron

After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all-knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another d [...]

Series: Heartstrikers: Book 1
Published: 2015

Score: 79

Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Sky Weaver

by Kristen Ciccarelli

At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard - helping to maintain the peace in her [...]

Series: Iskari: Book 4
Published: 2019

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

by Susan Fletcher

Bryn's world is out of kilter. Pollution is causing weird weather and diseases that her mom, a scientist, was working to fix. But Mom disappeared on a research expediti [...]

Series: The Dragon Chronicles
Published: 2010

Score: -2

Our rating: 6.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Nice Dragons Finish Last

by Rachel Aaron

As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But thi [...]

Series: Heartstrikers: Book 1
Published: 2014

Score: 69

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Black Powder War

by Naomi Novik

British flyer Will Laurence and his extraordinary Celestial dragon, Temeraire, gratefully anticipate their voyage home from China. But before they set sail, they are waylai [...]

Series: Temeraire series: Book 3
Published: 2006

Score: 68

Our rating: 6.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The White Dragon

by Anne McCaffrey

Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 6
Published: 1978

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Flight of the Darkstar Dragon

by Benedict Patrick

Impossible world. Impossible dragon. Impossible adventure.Lost with her ship and crew in an unfamiliar land, Min’s first command could be her last. [...]

Series: Darkstar #1
Published: 2019

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Caged Queen

by Kristen Ciccarelli

Roa and her sister Essie were born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. It was a magic they cherished - until the terrible day Essie died and her sou [...]

Series: Iskari: Book 2
Published: 2018

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragondrums

by Anne McCaffery

Of all the young singers at the Harperhall of Pern, Piemur was the one chosen for the leading role at Lord Groghe's Gather...and then his voice broke. Suddenly his whol [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 5
Published: 1979

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dystopian fiction

Burn

by Julianna Baggott

Partridge has escaped the safety of his father's empire and left the Dome, where his people - the Pures - have sheltered for so long. He has ventured into the destroyed [...]

Series: Pure Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2014

Score: 0

Our rating: 6.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fuse

by Julianna Baggott

When the end came, the world was divided. Those considered perfect, the Pure, sheltered inside the controlled Dome. Outside, the Wretches struggled in a destroyed world, cr [...]

Series: Pure Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2013

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Devolution

by Max Brooks

As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Midnight Lie

by Marie Rutkoski

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society's pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 88

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Pure

by Julianna Baggott

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar, benevolently. Pressia Belze has li [...]

Series: Pure Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bright Ruin

by Vic James

Magically gifted aristocrats rule Britain, and the people must serve them. But rebellion now strikes at the heart of the old order. Abi has escaped public execution, thanks [...]

Series: The Dark Gifts Trilogy #3
Published: 2018

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Millennial Manifesto

by Michael R Fletcher

Only barbarians plot terrorism before tea.Tired of ineffectual marches and rallies, Millennials turn to terrorist tactics to force change on Corporate America. [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Zed

by Joanna Kavenna

From the winner of the Orange Award for New Writing comes a blistering, satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Zero Bomb

by MT Hill

The near future. Following the death of his daughter Martha, Remi flees the north of England for London. Here he tries to rebuild his life as a cycle courier, delivering su [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wizards / Magicians

Deep Secret

by Diana Wynne Jones

Magids look after all worlds, steer them towards magic, and keep history happening. But Rupert Venables’ mentor has just died, and as the junior magid on earth he has [...]

Series: Magids: Book 1
Published: 1997

Score: -2

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Brightly Burning

by Mercedes Lackey

Lavan Chitward is a very unhappy young man; pulled away from his country home by his parents' ambitions and resettled in the big city of Haven, he is desperately lonely [...]

Series: The Heralds of Valdemar #8
Published: 2000

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadow of a Dead God

by Patrick Samphire

A dead god. A brutal murder. A second-rate mage. It was only supposed to be one little job - a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favour to his oldest fri [...]

Series: Mennik Thorn: Book 1
Published: 2020

Score: 78

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Peace Talks

by Jim Butcher

When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Counci [...]

Series: The Dresden Files: Book 16
Published: 2020

Score: 89

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Obsidian Tower

by Melissa Caruso

'Guard the tower, ward the stone. Find your answers writ in bone. Keep your trust through wits or war--nothing must unseal the door.'Deep within Gloamingard [...]

Series: The Gate of Secrets: Book 1
Published: 2020

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Kingdom of Souls

by Rena Barron

THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.Explosive fantasy set in a West African world of magic and legend, where one girl must sacrifice her life, year by year, to gain the [...]

Series: Kingdom of Souls Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2019

Score: 0

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

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Books and Bone

by Victoria Corva

The others believe in blood and bone. Ree believes in books.She manages the libraries and draws maps for the denizens of her hometown, a secret society of necromance [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: -2

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The House in the Cerulean Sea

by TJ Klune

Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Lore / Legend / Mythology

Limbo

by Thiago DEvecque

The Limbo is where all souls - human or otherwise - go to after dying. Some don't realize where they are. Death is a hard habit to get used to. Gods and mythological fi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2019

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 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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The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

by Zen Cho

A rollicking update on the classic Chinese bandit fantasy by award-winning author Zen Cho“Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Boneless Mercies

by April Genevieve Tucholke

They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke...Frey, Ovie, J [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Valley of the Gods

by Phil Tucker

Is victory worthwhile if it comes at the expense of everything you love?To avoid seeing the River Cities destroyed in their efforts to defeat Irella, Acharsis a [...]

Series: The Godsblood Trilogy #3
Published: 2019

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Girl with Ghost Eyes

by M H Boroson

It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at [...]

Series: The Daoishi Chronicles #1
Published: 2015

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Circe

by Madeline Miller

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scop [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 100

Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Girl with No Face

by M H Boroson

The adventures of Li-lin, a Daoist priestess with the unique ability to see the spirit world, continue in the thrilling follow-up to the critically-acclaimed historical urb [...]

Series: The Daoishi Chronicles #2
Published: 2019

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Faycalibur

by Liam Perrin

Legend tells of an impostor-sword crafted by a witch-queen, destined to destroy a king. The whole story has never been told. Until now.Recently appointed to the [...]

Series: Less Valued Knights #2
Published: 2019

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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