Last Call (Fault Lines, Book 1) by Tim Powers

By Tim Powers

Set in Las Vegas, final name matters the destiny of Scott Crane, former specialist gambler, contemporary widower, blind in a single eye--and additionally the misplaced normal son of the guy who's made up our minds to kill him. during this novel, Crane is pressured to renew the high-stakes video game of a lifetime--and guess all of it.

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

By Susanna Clarke

Susanna Clarke's fantastic novel is an completely compelling, epic story of nineteenth-century England and how very assorted magicians, who, as instructor and student after which as opponents, emerge to alter its heritage. within the 12 months 1806, within the throes of the Napoleonic Wars, most folk think magic to be lifeless in England—until the reclusive Mr. Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey finds his powers and turns into a star in a single day. quickly, one other magician emerges; the younger, good-looking, and bold Jonathan unusual. He turns into Norrell's pupil, and the 2 sign up for forces within the warfare opposed to France. yet as unusual is more and more attracted to the wildest, such a lot perilous sorts of magic, he hazards sacrificing not just his friendship with Norrell, yet every thing else that he holds pricey. a world bestseller released in 31 nations, Jonathan unusual & Mr. Norrell is a travel de strength that has captured the mind's eye of readers all over the world.

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The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, in his later years turned interested in spiritualism and occult themes. This was once after the loss of life of his son Raymond in the course of international conflict I. whereas learning the subject of fairies, a few pictures from a working-class family members in rural Yorkshire have been delivered to Doyle's awareness by means of a Theosophist pal. those images seemed to exhibit diminutive fairies cavorting within the presence of people, particularly teenage women, Elsie and Frances. that they had taken the images by means of themselves, and there have been no overt symptoms that the negatives have been tampered with. Doyle championed the pictures, and within the strategy destroyed his attractiveness; that's most likely why this ebook, out of the entire Doyle corpus, has now not been positioned into etext in the past. the arriving of the Fairies was once almost certainly an even bigger unhappiness for Doyle fanatics than whilst he killed off Sherlock Holmes.

These images, which triggered a sensation on the time, are simply recognizable as blatant fakes by means of sleek eyes, sensitized to seeing even more photorealistic computer-generated elves and fairies. The fairies are statically posed, and are smartly coiffed and wearing interval garments, not often what one could anticipate from wild nature-elementals. they're simply too flat-looking and excessive distinction to be something except cardboard cutouts situated within the scene, and will be built by way of adolescent ladies with inventive leanings. And certainly, decades later the pair did admit they'd faked the photos.

However, even a skeptic should admit that simply because those photographs are faux, it doesn't logically suggest there are not any such beings. simply because a few flying saucers photographs are faux, doesn't suggest that there aren't any UFOs! yet 'extraordinary claims call for striking proof'. whereas we won't have remarkable evidence of fairies, there's extra to the phenomena than meets the attention. adequate information that a few rationalization has to be tried. Doyle slightly scratches the skin of the large literature on fairies right here; for a finished survey, for example, seek advice from Evan-Wentz' The Fairy religion in Celtic nations. the genuine cause that this captivating little e-book is of curiosity this present day is ancient, and naturally, a result of writer.

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La pointe d'argent (Les annales de la Compagnie Noire, Tome by Glen Cook

By Glen Cook

« Mon nom est Philodendron Casier. Si je me suis engagé, c’est pour fuir ma famille, des ramasseurs de patates fichus de coller un prénom pareil à un mouflet. J’étais à l. a. bataille des Tumulus où l. a. Dame, l. a. Rose Blanche et l. a. Compagnie noire, alliées pour un temps, ont mis fin à l. a. risk du Dominateur. On a brûlé son corps, dispersé les cendres et emprisonné son âme maléfique dans une pointe d’argent, clouée sur un arbuste, le rejeton d’une espèce de dieu. »

Mais, alors que Toubib et les siens marchent vers le sud, los angeles pointe d’argent attise les convoitises. Ne donnera-t-elle pas le pouvoir absolu à qui saura en consumer ? Les sorciers aux dents longues sont légion.
Et quatre voleurs font direction vers les Tumulus pour s’en emparer et l. a. revendre au plus offrant…

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Cimmerian Rage (Age of Conan, Hyborian Adventures: Legends by Loren L. Coleman

By Loren L. Coleman

Kern "Wolf-Eye" and his males of the Wolves proceed their warfare opposed to the Vanir raiders. yet innocents are paying the fee for the Wolves' activities because the Vanir pillage and burn one village after another.

Only by means of uniting the Cimmerian clans less than one banner—and one army—will Kern have the capacity to rid the land of the Vanir as soon as and for all.

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Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

By Guy Gavriel Kay

With this wealthy masterfully written extravaganza of delusion and magic, the the world over acclaimed writer of the Fionovar trilogy has created an epic that might switch eternally the limits of myth fiction.

Set in a beleaguered land stuck in an internet of tyranny, Tigana is the deeply relocating tale of a humans suffering to be unfastened. A humans so cursed via the darkish sorceries of the tyrant King Brandin that even the very identify in their as soon as attractive land can't be spoken or remembered.

But no longer everybody has forgotten. A handful of guys and girls, pushed via love, desire and satisfaction set in movement the harmful quest for freedom and produce again to the area the misplaced brightness of an obliterated identify: Tigana

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Fain the Sorcerer by Steve Aylett

By Steve Aylett

After strangling a mime within the King's court docket, Fain encounters a loopy outdated guy who bargains to supply him 3 needs. what is going to Fain ask for?

'Fain knew instantaneously what had occurred – he had travelled again in time as he had wanted, yet his garments hadn't. "I've examine how tough this wishing video game could be. Genies appear to enjoy intentionally false impression the easiest orders."'

Looping via his personal previous and offending kings and leaders during the global, Fain searches for the potential to correctly direct his new powers.

His quest grows more and more vibrant as he encounters monsters, mermaids, warlocks and autarchs, accumulating richer knowing with every one magic reward. With an creation by way of Alan Moore, Fain the Sorcerer is a dense and mischievous paintings of shamanic satire.

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The Golden Fool (The Tawny Man, Book 2) by Robin Hobb

By Robin Hobb

Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the courtroom has resumed its general rhythms. yet for FitzChivalry Farseer, a go back to isolation is most unlikely. notwithstanding gutted by way of the lack of his wolf bondmate, Nighteyes, Fitz needs to absorb place of abode at Buckkeep and resume his projects as Chade's apprentice murderer. Posing as Tom Badgerlock, bodyguard to Lord Golden, FitzChivalry turns into the eyes and ears in the back of the partitions. And along with his previous mentor failing visibly, Fitz is pressured to tackle extra burdens as he makes an attempt to steer a nation straying in the direction of civil strife each one day.

The difficulties are legion. Prince Dutiful's betrothal to the Narcheska Elliania of the Out Islands is fraught with rigidity, and the Narcheska herself seems to be hiding an array of secrets and techniques. Then, amid Piebald threats and the expanding persecution of the Witted, FitzChivalry needs to make sure that not anyone betrays the Prince's secret--a mystery which may topple the Farseer throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread "beast magic."

Meanwhile, FitzChivalry needs to impart to the Prince his restricted wisdom of the ability: the hereditary and addictive magic of the Farseers. within the approach, they notice inside Buckkeep person who has a wild and strong expertise for it, and whose enmity for Fitz could have disastrous outcomes for all.

Only Fitz's enduring friendship with the idiot brings him any solace. yet even that's shattered while unforeseen viewers from Bingtown show devastating secrets and techniques from the Fool's prior. Now, bereft of aid and adrift in intrigue, Fitz's greatest problem can be just to live on the inescapable and violent course that destiny has laid out for him.

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Tomb of Horrors (Greyhawk) by Keith Strohm

By Keith Strohm

Kaerion Whitehart was a robust paladin, yet sins of the previous have solid him faraway from the sunshine. including an elf mercenary, he now survives via the may well of his sword alone.

In alternate for a hefty handbag, the 2 pals conform to accompany a band of patriots right into a tomb haunted by way of worry and legend. They quickly locate the venture transforming into past their keep watch over. As warring factions vie for the last word prize of a long-dead wizard, Kaerion unearths himself stuck among demise and redemption.

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Dragon Age: The Masked Empire (Dragon Age, Book 4) by Patrick Weekes

By Patrick Weekes

Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the main robust country in Thedas via knowledge, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from inside via drawing close struggle among the templars and the mages whilst uprising stirs one of the downtrodden elves. to save lots of Orlais, Celene needs to retain her carry at the throne in any respect necessary.
Fighting with the mythical ability of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has received numerous battles for the empire and the empress. yet because the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard starts off to doubt that Celene's diplomatic strategy Orlais' difficulties will continue the empire secure. maybe it's time for a brand new chief, person who lives by means of the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais robust again.
Briala has been Celene's handmaid because the of them have been youngsters, subtly utilizing her place to aid increase the lives of elves throughout Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but if politics strength the empress to select from the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala needs to make a decision the place her actual loyalties lie.
In this exciting tie-in to the award-winning Dragon Age™ video games, alliances are solid and can provide damaged as Celene and Gaspard conflict for the throne of Orlais. yet in any case, the elves who conceal within the forests or starve within the slums may possibly make a decision the destiny of the masked empire.

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