Hawkwood and the Kings: Hawkwood's Voyage & The Heretic Kings (Monarchies of God, Books 1-2)

By Paul Kearney

This omnibus book includes the 1st novels within the Monarchies of God series—Hawkwood's Voyage and The Heretic Kings.

THE WESTERN global IS BURNING...

For Richard Hawkwood and his staff, a determined enterprise to hold refugees to the uncharted land around the nice Western Ocean bargains the single likelihood of get away from the Inceptines' pyres. within the East, Lofantyr, Abeleyn and Mark—three of the 5 Ramusian Kings—have defied the tough pontiff's purge and needs to struggle to carry their thrones via excommunication, intrigue and civil warfare. within the quiet monastery urban of Charibon, humble clergymen make a discovery that may switch the full international. Aekir, the Holy urban, has fallen and all now turns out misplaced, yet even at the eve of destruction the devoted nonetheless battle among themselves...

Hawkwood and the Kings collects Hawkwood's Voyage and The Heretic Kings, the 1st books in Paul Kearney's dazzling The Monarchies of God cycle.

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Up in a Heaval (Xanth, No. 26)

By Piers Anthony

A Spot of Trouble

An blameless piece of Mundane Snail Mail has provoked the feared Demon Jupiter to hurl his crimson Spot on the magical land of Xanth. because the dire Dot attracts nearer, the unwelcome ordeal of saving the enchanted realm falls to Umlaut, an not likely lad with an unknown previous and an doubtful destiny. With a handful of colourful partners at his part, Umlaut needs to get to the bottom of a high-stakes intergalactic puzzle, discover the key of his mysterious previous, and learn how to comprehend the urgings of his personal heart.

It could have been the merest probability that introduced Umlaut to citadel Zombie that morning and introduced him on a harrowing experience. yet within the magical land of Xanth, issues are seldom left to probability, and adventures lurk round each corner.

An unassuming younger guy with a uncanny knack for attracting attractive younger women and an unusual expertise for emulating an individual he needed, Umlaut used to be compelled to escape a flock of overly pleasant adult females by way of disguising himself as a Zombie woman. In his haste to discover a hiding position, he chanced on himself face-to-face with a dreadful dragon and feared he may quickly meet his finish. yet in Xanth, issues are seldom precisely as they appear, and he quickly came across that the dragon used to be fairly a sinuous woman sea serpent named Sesame, with a present just like his personal, who had turn into by accident entrapped within the Castle's dungeon.

When the 2 ensue upon a packet of mail from Earth brought through mischance to the Zombie King, they inadvertently set in movement a sinister scheme which can spell the top of Xanth. A letter they ahead to the Demon Jupiter without warning enrages him, inflicting him to ship his personal purple Spot hurtling towards Xanth. quickly every little thing is up in a heaval, for not anyone understands the best way to stay clear of this interplanetary peril. Even the great Magician Humfrey is baffled, for a few unusual strength has obscured the long run. In desperation, he instructs Umlaut and Sesame to convey the remainder letters to their far-flung recipients, within the faint desire that this can by some means cease the Spot.

As they set out on their appointed rounds, Umlaut and Sesame are quickly joined by means of tom cat neighbors, Jenny Elf's better half, Sammy Cat, and a beautiful, prescient creature named Claire Voyant who can occasionally see the long run. Beguiled and bedeviled by means of the scrumptious Demoness Metria, who makes use of her shapely resources to distract him from his objective, Umlaut leads his allies on an unforgettable odyssey to the farthest reaches of the enchanted realm, from the submicroscopic Nth Moon of Ida, and the house of all goals and nightmares, to the unmagical land of Euphoria, the place he meets a candy and sprightly younger lady named shock who captures his middle. yet earlier than Umlaut can entire his quest and go back to his cherished, he needs to get to the bottom of the unfathomable puzzle of his personal life, that's by some means inextricably entwined with the destiny of Xanth.

A satisfyingly suspenseful story full of secret, magic, and merriment, Up in a Heaval is intriguing and exciting myth experience from the pen of a grasp storyteller.

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Kraken

By China Miéville

With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of many strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you are going to learn this—or any other—year. The London that involves lifestyles in Kraken is a peculiar city awash in mystery currents of delusion and magic, the place criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a battle to deliver about—or prevent—the finish of All Things.

In the Darwin Centre at London’s average heritage Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod expert, is carrying out a journey whose climax is intended to be the Centre’s prize specimen of an extraordinary Architeuthis duxbetter referred to as the large Squid. yet Billy’s journey takes an unforeseen flip while the squid unexpectedly and impossibly vanishes into skinny air.

As Billy quickly discovers, this can be the precipitating act in a fight to the demise among mysterious yet strong forces in a London whose lifestyles he has been blissfully blind to earlier, a urban whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.

There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots return to the sunrise of humanity—and past. there's the felony mastermind often called the Tattoo, a cruel maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless sufferer. there's the FSRC—the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a department of London’s most interesting that fights sorcery

with sorcery. there's Wati, a spirit from historic Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who learn the long run within the city’s entrails. there's Grisamentum, London’s maximum wizard, whose shadow lingers lengthy after his dying. after which there's Goss and Subby, an ageless outdated guy and a cretinous boy who, jointly, represent a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo.

All of them—and others—are in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the main to the lacking squid, an embryonic god whose powers, appropriately harnessed, can break all that's, was once, and ever shall be.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Natural Ordermage (saga of recluce Book 14)

By L. E. Modesitt Jr.

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. starts off a brand new Recluce tale in The normal Ordermage, the 1st of 2 volumes set totally on the continent of Hamor, a long way around the sea from Recluce the place the tale starts off, a brand new surroundings for this sequence that fanatics may be desirous to explore.

Rahl, a tender apprentice scrivener at the island of Recluce, likes lifestyles to see in his desire. to ensure issues cross his manner, he makes use of a small volume of order magic in opportunistic moments, yet his talents are commencing to get the eye of the Council magisters. he isn't like different ordermages, an identical ideas do not appear to observe to his magic. And he has a foul perspective too. It will get him despatched to the mages' education tuition for checking out, after which banishment to Hamor, the place his studying keeps below risky conditions.

During Rahl's exile in Hamor, operating within the Ordermage Council's import and export enterprise, his powers increase--and so does the volume of hassle he can get into. Welcome the the myth international of L. E. Modesitt, the place the journey is simply beginning.

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Flecks of Gold

By Alicia Buck

Mary Margaret isn't the form of lady to fall in love - particularly after seeing what a string of undesirable relationships has performed to her mom. that is why it is so bizarre while Mary unearths herself surprisingly drawn to Kelson, a man at her new tuition. it is virtually . . . unnatural. What she does not comprehend is that she's been placed lower than a spell. And while Kelson kidnaps Mary's mom and takes her to his domestic global, Mary should rescue her by way of counting on anything she by no means knew existed - magic. Flecks of Gold is a fascinating combination of delusion, motion, or even a bit romance. wander off during this international the place magic is usual and hazard lurks the place you least suspect it.

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Bitter Gold Hearts (Garrett Files, Book 2)

By Glen Cook

The Stormwarden's little ones were abducted and Garrett, P.I. is at the case. yet stuck among the bewitching fantastic thing about a half-elf and the fearsome strength of a horde of ogres, Garrett has to think carefully prior to sacrificing fascinated by a fortune in gold-after all, even during this enchanted land, he's merely human.

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The Vagrant

By Peter Newman

The Vagrant is his identify. He has no other.

Years have handed when you consider that humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.

Friendless and by myself he walks throughout a desolate, war-torn landscape.

As on a daily basis passes the area tumbles additional into depravity, bent and twisted by way of the recent order, corrupted via the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.

His goal is to arrive the Shining urban, final bastion of the human race, and carry the one weapon that can make a distinction within the ongoing war.

What little wish is still is demise. deserted through its chief, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the final defences of a as soon as nice civilisation are crumbling into dust.

But the Shining urban is much away and the realm is a truly risky place.

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The Dragon in the Volcano (Dragon Keepers, Book 4)

By Kate Klimo

What do you do while your dragon turns into a 'tween? fear! And that's precisely what Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy do whilst their dragon, Emmy, outgrows their storage and begins disappearing. fortunately, while she quite disappears, she additionally leaves them a path of socks, which leads them headlong right into a . . . volcano? Yep! And it merely will get crazier from there! during this fourth name, writer Kate Klimo introduces readers to a complete new world—the Fiery Realm, the place dragons could be felled through a squirt of water and hearth fairies have begun mysteriously disappearing. As consistently, readers get a whole dose of motion and mind's eye during this increasing story of 2 teenagers and a dragon, starting to be up jointly. an outstanding boy-girl experience for readers of ways to coach Your Dragon!

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Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits

What magical beings inhabit earth?s waters? a few are as almost-familiar because the mer- humans; a few as unusual because the factor glimpsed basically as a golden eye in a pool on the fringe of Damar?s nice wilderness Kalarsham, the place the mad god Geljdreth principles; or as majestic because the unknowable, tremendous Kraken, darkish past the darkness of the private ocean, who will at some point upward push and rule the realm. those six stories from the impressive storytellers Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson remodel the easy part of water into whatever very strong certainly.

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