Archive For The “Fantasy” Category
By Mercedes Lackey
For so long as she may possibly take into account, Marina Roeswood had lived in an outdated, rambling farmhouse in rural Cornwall within the care of shut pals of her prosperous, aristocratic mom and dad. within the seventeen years that she have been fostered by way of Sebastian and Margherita Tarrant, and Margherita's brother, Thomas Buford, she had lived a virtually idyllic life. because the ward of 3 bohemian artists in turn-of-the-century England, she had grown to be a loose philosopher in an atmosphere of fertile creativity and cultural sophistication. below their loving inner most tutelage, Marian had discovered to learn and translate 5 languages, and was once as literate as any well-bred lady of her era.
But the true center of her schooling used to be a long way outdoor societal norms. For she and her foster mom and dad have been Elemental Masters of magic., and studying to regulate her turning out to be powers was once Marina's basic concentration. each one of them commanded the magic of a particular aspect. Margherita and her brother Thomas have been Earth Masters, Sebastian was once a hearth grasp, and Marina herself used to be a fledgling Water grasp of large power, with a lesser affinity for the component of Air. Marina enjoyed not anything greater than to take a seat by means of a circulation or small waterfall, gazing or communing with the lesser Water Elementals, Undines, and Naiads. whilst she performed her lute, harp, or flute, she was once occasionally occasion graced through the presence of Air Elementals, the Sylphs and Zephyrs whom Sebastian had stated have been her allies, even though why she may wish allies, Marina had no clue.
Actually, there have been a variety of mysteries approximately her existence that Marina wasn't capable of resolve. Why, for instance, had she by no means obvious her mom and dad, or been to Oakhurst, her family's ancestral manor in Devon? Her dad and mom guaranteed her fervently, in each letter, that they enjoyed her and longed for her presence, but if her mom and dad enjoyed her lots, why had they despatched her away so younger, and why had they by no means as soon as visited her? And why hadn't her genuine mom and dad, who have been additionally Earth Masters, educated her themselves? Why did neither her foster mom and dad nor her actual mom and dad ever attend the nice Circle of Elemental Masters in London? That there has been a mystery approximately all this she had recognized from the time she had started to query the area round her. but test as she may perhaps, she might get no clues out of her guardians and intuition advised her disagreement may reason nice discomfort to her delivery mother.
But Marina could have solutions to her questions all too soon.
For with the surprising loss of life of her beginning mom and dad whereas on vacation in Italy, Marina's lifestyles used to be reworked past all acceptance. Taken from the one domestic and "parents" she had ever identified and taken to the chilly and lofty halls of Oakhurst Manor, she met her new father or mother — her closest surviving blood relative — her father's eldest sister Arachne. chilly, aristocratic, and greater, Aunt Arachne was once an industrialist. Her pottery factories introduced her loads of wealth and tool, yet Marina sensed that Arachne's genuine strength got here from whatever a long way diverse than trade. For Arachne exuded a depressing magical air of secrecy not like something Marina had encountered, a stifling evil that appeared to threaten Marina's very spirit. Slowly Marina learned that her aunt used to be the very embodiment of th endanger her mom and dad have been hiding her from within the backwoods of Cornwall. yet may well Marina resolve the secrets and techniques of her lifestyles in time to avoid wasting her from the evil which were looking her for almost eighteen years?
By Douglas Niles
Throughout the darkish years after the warfare of Souls, chaos threatens the once-mighty empire of Solamnia. Goblins raid even fortified towns, and bandits rule nice sections of the nation-state. The ruling dukes, lords, and knights bicker and backstab. via this chaos, James Markham, aided through his steadfast dwarven better half and a stunning white robed wizard, wields his flaming sword to uphold the foundations on which Solamnia used to be founded.
Note: First released in print shape in 2006; publication model released in 2012.
By Kylie Chan
The gods and demons of old China are alive and kicking . . .
Emma Donahoe teeters at the fringe of changing into absolutely demon, and needs to take a trip to the Kunlun Mountains within the West, domestic of the reclusive historic goddess Nu Wa, in an try and regain her humanity. touring with Emma is Xuan Wu's daughter, Simone, who's suffering from her growing to be energy and attempting to safeguard herself from the demons who are looking to break her.
And Michael is attempting to come back to phrases with the surprise of checking out he can be part demon . . . and a possibility to all of them.
By Douglas Niles
In the event that they can remain alive lengthy adequate, they could locate how to a brand new future.
Thorbardin is still closed opposed to the realm as violent factions of dwarves conflict in a brutal civil conflict. Neither facet can succeed, and violence threatens destruction of the complete nation. Brandon Bluestone returns domestic to Kayolin to discover himself a sought after fugitive. His kingdom has replaced tremendously on the grounds that his departure. strengthened by means of the braveness of an attractive dwarf priestess, he battles an old enemy, struggles to correct a good unsuitable, and attempts to take the one step that enables for a calm and filthy rich destiny for all of the dwarves of Krynn. And with the destiny of 2 countries striking within the stability, it falls to the bottom of the low to place the wheels of historical past in movement.
By Andrzej Sapkowski
Switched over utilizing Calibre from FB2 dossier came across on bookfi.org. caliber is superb, i've got checked it myself and that i needs to say that it even appears like it used to be retail.
Wznowienie opowiadań z pierwszego zbioru Andrzeja Sapkowskiego (Wiedźmin wydawnictwa Reporter) z pominięciem opowiadania Droga, z której się nie wraca. Dodano natomiast dwa nowe i połączono je wszystkie quasi-opowiadaniem Głos rozsądku, dzięki czemu zbiór jest właściwie wstępem do "Cyklu wiedźmińskiego".
Świat na ostrzu miecza.
Oszałamiająca akcja, mistrzowskie dialogi, sytuacje nie do zapomnienia.
Sapkowski nie umie nudzić!
Wiedźmin nie jest rębajłą pokroju Conana. To mistrz miecza i fachowiec czarostwa strzegący moralnej i biologicznej równowagi w cudownym świecie fable. Z woli Sapkowskiego w ów świat pełen potworów i bujnych charakterów, skomplikowanych intryg i eksplodujących namiętności wnosi Geralt nasze problemy, mitologie i nowoczesny punkt widzenia. Staje się więc widzem i bohaterem, oskarżonym i sędzią, kochankiem i błaznem, ofiarą i katem. Przewrotna literacka robota.
By Keith Strohm
Kaerion Whitehart used to be a potent paladin, yet sins of the previous have forged him faraway from the sunshine. including an elf mercenary, he now survives by means of the may perhaps of his sword alone.
In alternate for a hefty handbag, the 2 associates comply with accompany a band of patriots right into a tomb haunted via worry and legend. They quickly locate the undertaking turning out to be past their keep an eye on. As warring factions vie for the final word prize of a long-dead wizard, Kaerion reveals himself stuck among dying and redemption.
By Jeffrey Lord
Richard Blade is an grownup fable pulp novel sequence produced through top Books among 1969 and 1984. The 37 books within the sequence have been written by means of Roland J. eco-friendly, Ray Nelson, and Manning Lee Stokes below the pseudonym "Jeffrey Lord."
The novels have been additionally published as audio books, and as trilogy units- every one set having edited models of three novels on 6 cassettes (running nine hours, or nearly three hours in line with novel), and in a while cds (1 according to booklet, three in keeping with trilogy set, lower than the identify "Richard Blade Journeys". those have been published as Americana Audiobooks by means of Americana Publishing in English.
The novels have been a chain of adventures that includes the titular personality (MI6A's precise agent Richard Blade), who used to be teleported right into a random exchange size first and foremost of every novel and compelled to depend on his wits and power. alongside the way in which, he might have numerous explicitly defined sexual encounters with attractive ladies (both in England and within the exchange dimensions), and might frequently go back from his event with a few merchandise, or little bit of wisdom priceless to Britain (the ostensible reason behind him being despatched within the first place). Richard Blade used to be surprisingly British, and all of the tales are set in England (at least at first and finish, with Blade being teleported to a couple different size for the majority of every tale). The sequence was once translated into numerous languages, together with Russian, Swedish, French and German.
By K. J. Parker
In a single evening of blood and betrayal, the famed Triple urban of Perimadeia has fallen to the barbarian hordes. the guy who led the protecting forces, Bardas Loredan, has fled to the island of Scona. the following, eschewing the violence that has characterized his lifestyles, he quietly establishes himself as a craftsman, fashioning bows.
Scona is usually domestic to Bardas' brother and sister; the Loredan siblings don't proportion chuffed youth thoughts. ahead of lengthy, Bardas is thrown once again right into a global of ruthless scheming and bloody rivalries. however it seems a global during which Bardas excels, and what he has learnt in regards to the nature of bows is ready to alter his lifestyles - and the lifetime of his relations - for ever.
By Mercedes Lackey
Set within the medieval myth nation of Valdemar, this distinctive and intriguing novel keeps the tale of Talia. Having mastered the powers essential to a parent of the dominion, she faces the ultimate training for her initiation as adviser and protector of the Queen.
By Harper Alexander
Within the aftermath of devastating quakes that experience rattled the earth to its bones, the US is a shambles. Unrecognizable. Roads have crumbled and expertise has shorted out all over the world, and folks have reverted to the methods of the pony. Alannis Wilde is a horse whisperer, creating a approach for herself education horses for the loads, to satisfy the recent call for. yet whereas a few are excited about determining up the items, others have taken up a extra opportunist stance, meaning to make the most of the weak, crippled kingdom. a brand new empire is spreading, sanctioned via a guy named Gabriel. He has harnessed a fearsome new creature these days – the in poor health or another way mutated equines referred to as the Demon Horses; fanged, clawed, fire-breathing beasts. Recruited because the perfect candidate for getting ready standard mounts to affix the nation's protecting armies, Alannis unearths herself promoted into this online game of battle. yet she has different secrets and techniques in addition to the facility to whisper to horses. There are different voices that whisper to her. And her reward will be one befitting not just one side's wishes, yet because the treacherous bridge among either.