Spellmonger

Book 1 of the Spellmonger Series

Author: Terry Lee Mancour

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522975038

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Page: 624

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Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: he found a quaint little shop, befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes . . . Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins - gurvani, they call themselves - bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news. The bad news was that their shamans were armed with more magical power than has been seen since the days of the ancient Imperial Magocracy - and their leader, a mysterious, vengeful force of hate and dark magic, is headed directly to Boval Vale, along with a massive invading army of gurvani. The good people of Boval and their spellmonger have only one choice: to hole up in the over-sized Boval Castle and hope they can endure a siege against hundreds of thousands of goblins. When the people look to him for hope, Minalan does his best, but the odds are depressing: there are multitudes of goblins, and they want Boval Vale as a staging ground for a vengeful invasion of the whole Five Duchies. Add to his troubles a jealous rival mage, a motley band of mercenaries, a delusional liege lord who insists victory is at hand despite the hordes at his door, a dour castellan, a moody, pregnant girlfriend and a catty ex-girlfriend who specializes in sex magic - all trapped in a stinking, besieged castle with no hope of rescue, and you'll understand why Minalan is willing to take his chances with the goblins. All that stands between the gurvani horde and the people of the Five Duchies is one tired, overwhelmed baker's son who wanted nothing more than to be a simple village spellmonger!
Juvenile Fiction

The Necromancer

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385735324

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 403

View: 8898

While Josh and Sophie consider placing their futures in the hands of the mysterious Nicholas Flamel, Machiavelli unleashes murderous monsters with the power of killing both the alchemist and Perenelle. Reprint.

Warmage

Author: Terry Mancour

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545250549

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Page: 746

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The Goblin Invasion Is On... ...and a wizard's work is never done! After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest -- but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Sheruel (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands. And the super-charged shamans of the Dead God are making defending the realm almost impossible for the outnumbered Alshari country knights. While the two Dukes play feudal politics to further their own ends, the only people who seem to care about the invasion are Minalan and his outlaw warmagi friends -- and they're busy dodging agents of the sinister Royal Censorate of Magic. But if someone doesn't organize an army in northern Alshar soon, then there will be nothing to stop the armies of the divinely-powerful Dead God from conquering all five Duchies in his genocidal quest for vengeance. But things are just not that simple: he has to cope with a sexy young Shadowmage assassin who works for a mysterious spymaster, a cocky new manservant, a dysfunctional group of suddenly-powerful warmagi, the Censor General, and a bunch of whiny nobles before the Dukes will grant him the troops and money he will need -- and the Dukes have plans of their own. If Minalan the Spellmonger can't lobby the courts of Alshar and Castal to work together -- and quickly -- the hordes of the Dead God will sweep over the frontiers of both states. Worse, the mysterious Umbra veil he has erected around Boval Vale may come to imperil all Five Duchies. Minalan would rather just go home and let the Dukes handle it, but his conscience won't let him. Someone has to stop the Dead God . . . and that someone happens to be him. Beyond politics and plots, goblins and trolls, mercenaries and magic, the Soulless and the shamans, Censors and secret orders, for Minalan there is only the thought that his child is to be born in a world with such dangers, and that is something he cannot permit. It is time for the Spellmonger to pick up his mageblade, grab his witchstone, summon his allies, and go to war again . . . as a Warmage!
Juvenile Fiction

Ten

Author: Lauren Myracle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101515204

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8361

New York Times bestseller Lauren Myracle's long-awaited prequel to Eleven! Winnie Perry is turning ten and ten is BIG. It means double digits, more responsibility, and being an almost-middle-schooler. Ten means that Winnie can handle anything, even a three-year-old baby brother and a practically teenage (and acting like it) older sister. And with her best friend, Amanda, by her side, Winnie plans on enjoying every last second of her last year in grade school.
Young Adult Fiction

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

Author: Lish McBride

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429941105

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7515

Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he's doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin? Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Fiction

The Better Part of Darkness

Author: Kelly Gay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439155462

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2533

Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil.... Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?
Fiction

Emperor of Thorns

Author: Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425256545

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 6811

King of Seven Nations, Jorg Ancrath, is still seeking revenge against his father and sets his sights on becoming Emperor using lost technology.
Young Adult Fiction

Sabriel

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061975134

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9270

Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the trilogy, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star. Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .
Fiction

Deadhouse Landing

A Novel of the Malazan Empire

Author: Ian C. Esslemont

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466868597

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6336

Esslemont's new prequel trilogy takes readers deeper into the politics and intrigue of the New York Times bestselling Malazan Empire. Dancer's Lament focuses on the genesis of the empire, and features Dancer, the skilled assassin, who, alongside the mage Kellanved, would found the Malazan empire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Juvenile Fiction

Schooled in Magic

Author: Christopher G. Nuttall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606192986

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 310

View: 8533

Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them. There, she learns the locals believe that she is a "Child of Destiny," someone whose choices might save or damn their world... a title that earns her both friends and enemies. A stranger in a very strange land, she may never fit into her new world... ...and the necromancer is still hunting her. If Emily can't stop him, he might bring about the end of days.
Juvenile Fiction

Necromancing the Stone

Author: Lish McBride

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805090991

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

View: 8445

Six weeks after escaping from the necromancer Douglas, Sam LaCroix is under the protection of the Blackthorn pack of werewolves and fey hounds and unsure if his necromancer rival is dead.

Set in Stone

Author: Frank Morin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989900539

Category:

Page: 608

View: 8280

Tomorrow, at sixteen, Connor will reveal his secret curse to the world and take his place as a guardian. If he survives today. When armies descend upon his peaceful village, led by superhuman Petralists and clever Builders, most people run and hide. Connor's not that smart. He manages to get caught in the middle of the escalating conflict. Worse, he learns his curse is the rarest of powers, the Blood of the Tallan, and both sides will do anything to control it and secure his loyalty. Connor is fast, but even he can't outrun this avalanche. Truths are sacrificed, loyalties are sundered, and dangerous girls twist his heart into knots. That's when things get complicated. While his friends try to free the village under siege, Connor peels back layers of intrigue and half-truths to find secrets neither side wants him to know. Surrounded by deadly enemies that all claim to be his friends, Connor must choose a course with the lives of everyone he loves hanging in the balance. His only hope is to gamble everything on a curse that could destroy them all unless his final choice is Set in Stone.
Fiction

Princeps' Fury

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441016389

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 2475

After achieving a fragile alliance with the savage Canim, Alera's oldest foes, Tavi of Calderon is confronted by an invasion by the Vord, which forces the Aleran legions and Canim warriors into a desperate battle for survival against a dreaded mutual enem
Young Adult Fiction

Demonhome

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 475

View: 4821

Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind. If he can survive long enough. In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation. In the search for knowledge, some doors, once opened, can never be closed.
Young Adult Fiction

The Necromancer Series

Author: Lish McBride

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466885564

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 704

View: 9144

The Necromancer Series: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and Necromancing the Stone The two books of Lish McBride's popular Necromancer Series are available together for the first time! Perfect for current fans and new fans alike. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer: Meet Sam, just your average guy rocking that fast-food career. Well, until he finds out he's a powerful necromancer, and the other necromancer in town isn't happy about that at all... Necromancing the Stone: Sam's necromancer rival is gone, and things have settled into a routine. If you can call total chaos a routine, of course. Includes bonus chapters from Lish McBrideFirebug!

The Blood Sigil

Author: Kevin Hoffman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546459149

Category:

Page: 318

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Urus Noellor, a young, deaf man once branded as an exile for not living up to the expectations of the warrior society into which he was born, has defeated the Order of the Sanguine Crystal. Now a prisoner of the Council of Balance, he awaits the outcome of a trial that could mean life or death for crimes he didn't even know he committed. For the others left behind on the world of Emys, six months have passed. Cailix has grown attached to her new family on Aldsdowne, though the return of Anderis threatens to destroy her new foundations. Goodwyn and Therren have traveled to the capital city of Niragan to seek aid in rebuilding Waldron in the aftermath of the battles that nearly destroyed the city. All of them are about to be drawn into the rekindling of an ancient feud that threatens to unleash an enemy even more powerful than the blood mages.
Fiction

Necromancer

Author: Gordon R. Dickson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627934804

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 4049

The machine that controlled all life wouldn't tolerate any interference. People who refused to be regulated had to be disposed of - isolated, driven insane, murdered. A small group of men had dedicated themselves to fighting this Frankenstein of man's technological achievement. Secretly they laid plans to destroy the machine and all its worksincluding the millions of people who had accepted their robot-like existence. Either way, the human race was doomed!

Portals of Infinity

Reprisal

Author: John Van Stry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530685967

Category:

Page: 238

View: 2447

William is the champion of a god in the sphere that he now calls home. Being a champion comes with certain powers and advantages; however it can also come with fearful and powerful enemies. When William's oldest enemy attacked his family, Will chased him across several realities, until he caught up with him, and finally slew him. However, champions always come back. Fortunately for William, his enemy was damaged years ago in one of their earlier fights, and it will be almost a year until he can come back, this time. Unfortunately for William his enemy is becoming a demigod, and if not stopped soon he may one day become too powerful for William to kill. William now finds himself in a race against time, needing to track down and destroy his enemy's hidden temples on Earth, before he can reincarnate once again. Complicating matters further, champions are unknown on Earth and Will's god holds no sway there, and Will has come under suspicion by at least one powerful government agency. And while William's god is sympathetic to his champion's plight, William must still put the needs of his god and his people before his own desires for vengeance
Young Adult Fiction

Ten

Author: Gretchen McNeil

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062118803

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5571

From Possess author Gretchen McNeil comes this teen horror novel inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Perfect for fans of Christopher Pike’s Chain Letter and Lois Duncan’s I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ten will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page! It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And things only get worse from there. With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?