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By Matthew Laurence. 2017
Freya is the myth. Freya is the legend. And she’s about to make one hell of a comeback. There's far… more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death - though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers - and the strength they bring - are painfully hard to find. But when a new, rising power threatens to remake the world by bending the divine to its will, Sara realizes her days of hiding have ended, and a chance to claw her way out of the history books has arrived. She'll just need new clothes and a manicure before she gets started.Blending elements of fantasy and scifi in a modern-world setting, the first novel in this new young adult series by Matthew Laurence is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An Imprint Book
By Jeffe Kennedy. 2016
An Orphan's ThroneMagic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. The population is beset by shapeshifters and portents, landscapes that… migrate, uncanny allies who are not quite human...and enemies eager to take advantage of the chaos. Dafne Mailloux is no adventurer--she's a librarian. But the High Queen trusts Dafne's ability with languages, her way of winnowing the useful facts from a dusty scroll, and even more important, the subtlety and guile that three decades under the thumb of a tyrant taught her. Dafne never thought to need those skills again. But she accepts her duty. Until her journey drops her into the arms of a barbarian king. He speaks no tongue she knows but that of power, yet he recognizes his captive as a valuable pawn. Dafne must submit to a wedding of alliance, becoming a prisoner-queen in a court she does not understand. If she is to save herself and her country, she will have to learn to read the heart of a wild stranger. And there are more secrets written there than even Dafne could suspect...Praise for The Mark of the Tala"Magnificent...a richly detailed fantasy world." --RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, Top Pick"Well written and swooningly romantic." --Library Journal, starred review
By Holly Black. 2019
Return to the captivating world of Elfhame with this illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air… trilogy that began with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black. <P><P>Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue. <P><P>Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame's enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan's perspective. <P><P>This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector's item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.
By Kristina Perez. 2018
As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred… for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow, will set Branwen against her best friend and the only man she's ever loved.
By Kara Barbieri. 2019
White Stag, the first book in a brutally stunning series by Kara Barbieri, involves a young girl who finds herself… becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home. A Wattpad break out star with over a million reads! Now expanded, revised and available in print and eBook. As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about.Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.
By Katya De Becerra. 2018
What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy… in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page. On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality itself.An Imprint Book“Spooky atmospherics and moral ambiguity complement the blend of science and myth to create a thoughtful and compelling horror fantasy.” —BCCB“This book glues you to the edge of your seat. The writing is powerful, with dashes of humor to lighten the tension at just the right moments... One of the best sci-fi/horror/mysteries I've ever read.” —Derek Milman, author of Scream All Night“The characters in this debut novel are interesting and modern, particularly Hayden’s humorous, vibrant roommate... Adds a new angle to the “small town with a secret” genre.” —VOYA“A magical, intelligent twist on the Nibelungenlied epic, with elements of science, set in a real world that is frightening and wonderful. Highly recommended.” —Rena Rossner, author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood“What an amazing, creepy, spooktacular book! What the Woods Keep is a unique blend of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror story all rolled into one. It gave me shivers down my spine and kept me awake at night, both because of the chill factor and just because I couldn't wait to see what happened next. This book is everything you could want, from a spooky cabin in the woods to a massive conspiracy to a fantasy romance. Definitely check it out. It's so much fun in so many ways that you won't want to stop reading.” —Caryn Lix, author of Sanctuary“This book was so. damn. good. Lush and creepy, with a totally unique yet totally relatable heroine. I LOVED the way this book pinned logic and science against fantasy and primal fear--and managed to find the common ground between them in a deeply incisive way. A fast, frantic, fascinating read. Very highly recommended for anyone interested in mythology, psychology, or just some good scares.” —Maxine Kaplan, author of The Accidental Bad Girl“A stellar debut from a stellar author... De Becerra has a striking gift for description and using the setting to create atmosphere. The novel is haunting and the place is a character of its own... I loved every minute! I felt like the Colorado woods of Hayden's childhood were calling to me, as they were to her!” —Lucia DiStefano, author of Borrowed“An amazing, immersive contemporary fantasy with strong female characters, female friendships, and descriptions that will make you feel like you're walking alongside them.” —S. Gonzales, author of The Law of Inertia“Part fairy tale, part science fiction, part horror, this novel takes the best parts of these genres and blends them into something completely unique, satisfying, and new... Super smart and spooky, this story kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. A must read.” —Tara Gilboy, author of Unwritten“If you like howling winds, ominous birds, dark woods, clouds casting shadows over a perfectly creepy town, blood (okay, you don’t have to like blood), cryptic messages
By Steve Vernon. 2020
L’eau est un menteur. Si vous dites une histoire avec l’eau on ne peut pas lui faire confiance et disparaîtra… sous la première pluie ou dans les larmes d’un long bon cri. Et les histoires racontées dans le sang et le bâton de pierre plus longtemps de loin. Finbar Tanner dit une histoire à son fils, Isaac. C’est une histoire d’amour, désir et sacrifice. C’est une histoire du sang, de l’eau et des pierres. C’est une histoire des courants plus profonds qui coulent dans le cœur d’un homme. C’est une histoire de la mer.
By Terry M. West. 2020
ATTENZIONE: Questa storia contiene scene di violenza estrema e gore. Inadatta ai deboli di stomaco e chi si impressiona facilmente.… Si consiglia la lettura a un pubblico adulto. La fame non ha amici se non chi la nutre... Piermont, NY. Inverno del 1997. Chloe Grant è una tossicodipendente e prostituta senzatetto. Dopo essere stata accolta da Willem Teller, uno scapolo dolce e timido che lavora in una videoteca locale, Chloe si trova al centro di una battaglia tra due mostri immortali. Chloe eredita il morso che non guarisce. De eeuwige honger. la fame eterna. Sulla base di un diario lasciato da Wilem per guidarla, Chloe ora deve nutrire la bestia che ha dentro. Honger 2 è il seguito diretto di Honger.
By X. F. Moix. 2020
Cordilheira de montanhas dos Pirenéus, século dezessete. Um aldeão morre em circunstâncias estranhas. Suspeitando da natureza sobrenatural e maligna do… evento, padre Isidro é enviado para investigar o incidente. Porém, existem segredos ainda mais antigos e perigosos ocultos no coração de certas montanhas malditas, relembrados pelos últimos sobreviventes de uma época onde a névoa cobria verdades muito desencorajadoras... Agora este véu foi rasgado, liberando a ameaça. Se nada contê-la, o caos reinará. Chegará a noite onde as fábulas que alimentaram a imaginação de pequenos se tornarão na realidade que aterrorizará até o mais incrédulos dos homens... Quem será capaz de manter a sanidade quando os firmes pilares que sustestam a realidade desmoronam? Magia, bruxaria, e segredos ancestrais irão abalar a ortodoxia do Cristianismo. Uma aventura que nos levará de volta ao profundo dos Pirinéus, em uma terra fronteiriça, onde o impossível se mostra mais real do que o bom senso de muitos desejaria. Será você a desafiá-la, a perseguir seus mais incômodos e arcaicos mistérios? Cada árvore, colina, lago, e caverna pertence a dois mundos; um deles ignorado por nós. Seus proscritos moradores têm alimentado as fantasias do folclore popular... até agora. Adiante, os velhos caminhos que nos conduzem até eles estão traçados, e á sua espera. Viaje através deles, se você tiver a coragem e loucura necessárias.
By M. A. Fece Allue. 2020
The Red Lady is a homage to the classic stories in the form of a novel, where Étienne, a talented… French artist accustomed to the good life at court, is compelled to leave behind all these comforts after falling out of favour due to an affair and travel through the woods in France seeking a living through his songs. One dark night, he crosses paths with a mysterious woman bearing a red hood and a black sword, with which she saves him from a beast arisen from children’s stories. By her side, he will begin a strange quest of which he knows very little and in which he will discover that fairy tales have a spine-chillingly real backstory. ---- I’ve been chased by wolves on moonless nights. I’ve walked through crypts inhabited by the walking dead. I’ve faced terrors that would make the bravest turn pale. I’ve ridden with the ghostly hunt, brandishing cold iron. I’ve wielded a howling sword that wanted to devour my soul. I’ve seen things that shouldn’t even exist die. I’ve done it all in pursuit of a goal that I didn’t understand. But this is not my story. It’s hers.
By Yves Patrick Beaulieu. 2020
¡Créanlo! Conozco a los primeros habitantes de esta magnífica región que es Abitibi-Temiscamingue, una región ubicada en el noroeste de… Quebec, Canadá. Asimismo, “La Leyenda de Temisca” pretende ser un homenaje a la cultura de estos indígenas, los Anishnabe, al respeto que tienen por el bosque y la fauna, este entorno que es suyo… Aki, la Madre Tierra, Kizis el sol, la flora y la fauna.
By Bianca Rita Cataldi. 2020
Riverside, in England. Four thirty on an unremarkable afternoon. An abandoned, dilapidated school at the end of Silverbell Street. As twenty-five-year-old… Amabel will soon discover, this is no ordinary building - inside, the desks are all still in their place and chalk dust hangs in the air. All the clocks, from the one above the entrance to the grandfather clock in the hall, have stopped at nine nineteen, on an unknown day in an unknown year. What happened in that old school? What event was so earth-shattering to make time stop within its walls? And more importantly, who is that boy in school uniform that appears to Amabel, claiming to be a student at a school that hasn't been open in years?
By Anna Edwards, Claire Marta. 2020
A Vicky achava que sabia quem ela era - uma jovem de Devon, Inglaterra com uma paixão pelo desenho. No… entanto, uma viagem a Roma revela que há forças antigas em acção, que ela nunca soube que existiam. A beleza no seu mundo está a morrer. Um belo estranho pode salvá-la da escuridão invasora e permitir que ela encontre o seu verdadeiro eu antes que seja tarde demais? Marte é o Deus da Guerra e da masculinidade. Se ele quer algo, ele pega, essa é a força que ele exerce em um mundo cego para a sua existência. O inimigo chegou e uma guerra está a chegar. Ele pode encontrar o controlo de que precisa para vencer o mal ou os seus sentimentos em relação a uma mulher que o deixará de joelhos? O poder dos deuses e a sua batalha eterna do bem contra o mal está prestes a ser desencadeada em um mundo desavisado. É possível que Marte desperte Vénus antes que o Deus do Submundo os capture em sua armadilha mortal? A Guerra da Beleza é um romance paranormal de fantasia e moderno sombrio baseado na mitologia romana.
By A L Butcher. 2020
Em um mundo onde a magia é ilegal, e os elfos escravizados se atrevem a ouvir as histórias da antiguidade?… Cinco contos de mito, magia e monstros A lua na água: o conto do amor entre uma deusa e um guerreiro e a terrível maldição que ele trouxe. O Conto de Treyna, a Amada: Quando uma mulher mortal é perseguida por dois deuses rivais, até os céus são forjados por magia. Nascido na Tempestade: Um mágico solitário encontra companhia de uma criatura da tempestade, mas a magia exige um preço, que preço será? O Frasco Azul: Uma lição para ouvir atentamente as instruções, para que ninguém cometa um erro embaraçoso. A Lenda de Oeliana: Uma história de ninfa e sapo, magia ciumenta e dívidas pagas.
By Valerie Van Campen. 2015
Zoe and Zachary Jameson are 14-year-old twins who live on the Allegheny Reservation of the Seneca Nation in Western New… York State. They are children of two cultures, struggling to find their place in the modern world while honoring the traditions of their Native American ancestors. About to begin their summer vacation from school, they prepare for long, hot days of chores, sports, and family gatherings. Every year, it's the same thing, there's never anything new happening. Then their cousin Heather gives them some exciting news. Their eccentric Aunt Fawn is coming for a visit. A storyteller, Aunt Fawn always brings fun and a bit of mischief into everyone's lives. Join the twins as they travel, listening to Aunt Fawn's tales of local ghosts, monsters, and other legends.
By Alexandra Rowland. 2019
A young storyteller must embrace his own skills—and the power of stories—to save a nation from economic ruin, in the… standalone sequel to A Conspiracy of Truths. Three years ago, Ylfing watched his master-Chant tear a nation apart with nothing but the words on his tongue. Now Ylfing is all alone in a new realm, brokenhearted and grieving—but a Chant in his own right, employed as a translator to a wealthy merchant of luxury goods, Sterre de Waeyer. But Ylfing has been struggling to come to terms with what his master did, with the audiences he’s been alienated from, and with the stories he can no longer trust himself to tell. That is, until Ylfing’s employer finds out what he is, what he does, and what he knows. At Sterre’s command, Ylfing begins telling stories once more, fanning the city into a mania for a few shipments of an exotic flower. The prices skyrocket, but when disaster looms, Ylfing must face what he has done and decide who he wants to be: a man who walks away and lets the city shatter, as his master did? Or will he embrace the power of story to save ten thousand lives? With a memorable cast of characters, starring a fan-favorite from A Conspiracy of Truths, and a timely message, Choir of Lies reminds us that the words we wield can bring destruction—or salvation.
By Alexandra Rowland. 2018
A wrongfully imprisoned storyteller spins stories from his jail cell that just might have the power to save him—and take… down his jailers too. Arrested on accusations of witchcraft and treason, Chant finds himself trapped in a cold, filthy jail cell in a foreign land. With only his advocate, the unhelpful and uninterested Consanza, he quickly finds himself cast as a bargaining chip in a brewing battle between the five rulers of this small, backwards, and petty nation. Or, at least, that's how he would tell the story. In truth, Chant has little idea of what is happening outside the walls of his cell, but he must quickly start to unravel the puzzle of his imprisonment before they execute him for his alleged crimes. But Chant is no witch—he is a member of a rare and obscure order of wandering storytellers. With no country to call his home, and no people to claim as his own, all Chant has is his wits and his apprentice, a lad more interested in wooing handsome shepherds than learning the ways of the world. And yet, he has one great power: his stories in the ears of the rulers determined to prosecute him for betraying a nation he knows next to nothing about. The tales he tells will topple the Queens of Nuryevet and just maybe, save his life.
By Alex Lyttle. 2019
Centuries ago, Terra, the world, was nearly destroyed by humans. In the wake of that destruction, Terra created the Guardians—a… group sworn to protect Her. But humans have returned to their plundering ways and Terra needs the Guardians. The Guardians are now fractured, their leader murdered years before. They need a new leader—a new Terra Protectorum—but when a young girl is chosen, outrage ensues. Questions demand answers. Why has Terra selected a girl with no knowledge of the Guardians? Why has she chosen a human when it is the humans destroying the earth? And most importantly, why has she chosen the girl whose father murdered the last Terra Protectorum?
By Wren Handman. 2020
Sylvia is just a normal girl with huge, normal problems – her mother’s attempted suicide; how to adjust to life… on the Upper East Side; trying to make friends in a rich prep school where she doesn’t belong; whether or not to trust the cute boy with the dangerous eyes. She thinks that’s more than she can handle, but she tests the limits of her endurance when she learns that she is the long-awaited Phantasmer, a human who can change the fabric of Fairy simply by believing in a new story. Sylvia’s life is thrown off course as two warring Courts, the Seelie and Unseelie, both attempt to co-opt her gift to fight the other Court, which she has to deal with while trying not to get kicked out of school for fighting. And it doesn’t help matters that the fairies begging for her help are both attractive young men – with their own agendas.
By Elana K. Arnold. 2018
A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are… Made OfThe rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It’s all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale.As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.