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The Vine Witch
by Luanne G. Smith

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i> and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>鈥淐leverly crafted鈥?lt;i>The Vine Witch</i> is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention鈥ure escapism.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Forbes</i></b></p><p><b>A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France.</b></p><p>For centuries, the vineyards at Ch芒teau Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when <i>sorci貓re</i> Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.</p><p>Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn鈥檛 endorse the locals鈥?belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she鈥檒l have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won鈥檛 rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.</p>
The Once and Future King
by T. H. White

Language

English

Pages

654

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<b>T. H. White鈥檚 masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.</b><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> Once upon a time, a young boy called 鈥淲art鈥?was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn鈥檛 possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.<br /> 聽<br /> During Arthur鈥檚 reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur鈥檚 half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king鈥檚 dreams for Britain鈥攁nd to the king himself.<br /><br /><b>鈥淸<i>The Once and Future King</i>] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow鈥攚hile telling one of the great tales of the Western world.鈥?lt;/b>鈥?lt;b>Guy Gavriel Kay</b>
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<b>THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!<br /><br />When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. <br /><br />As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
The Night Tiger: A Novel
by Yangsze Choo

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<p><b>The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick</b><br /><b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淎 sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Kirkus </i>(starred review)</b></p><p><b>An utterly transporting novel set in 1930s colonial Malaysia, perfect for fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee</b></p><p>Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother鈥檚 Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.</p><p>Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master鈥檚 dying wish: that Ren find the man鈥檚 finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master鈥檚 soul will wander the earth forever.</p><p>As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren鈥檚 increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.</p><p>Yangsze Choo's<i> The Night Tiger </i>pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming-of-age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.</p><p><b>"A work of incredible beauty... Astoundingly captivating and striking... A transcendent story of courage and connection." 鈥?lt;i>Booklist </i>(starred review) </b></p>
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 2)
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

626

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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The # 1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas' spellbinding <i>A</i> <i>Court of Thorns and Roses.</i><br /><br />Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court--but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.<br /><br />Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms--and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future--and the future of a world cleaved in two.<br /><br />With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 3)
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

726

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling <i>A Court of Thorns and Roses </i>series.<br /><br />Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.<br /><br />As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. <br /><br />In this thrilling third book in the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
Deerskin
by Robin McKinley

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

November 18, 2014

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<b>From the Newbery Medal鈥搘inning author of <i>The Hero and the Crown</i>: the story of a princess who flees her father鈥檚 unwanted attention and finds an unexpected new life.</b><br /><br /> Princess Lissla Lissar is the only child of the king and his queen, who was the most beautiful woman in seven kingdoms. Everyone loved the splendid king and his matchless queen so much that no one had any attention to spare for the princess, who grew up in seclusion, listening to the tales her nursemaid told about her magnificent parents.<br /><br /> But the queen takes ill of a mysterious wasting disease and on her deathbed extracts a strange promise from her husband: 鈥淚 want you to promise me .聽.聽. you will only marry someone as beautiful as I was.鈥?lt;br /><br /> The king is crazy with grief at her loss, and slow to regain both his wits and his strength. But on Lissar鈥檚 seventeenth birthday, two years after the queen鈥檚 death, there is a grand ball, and everyone present looks at the princess in astonishment and whispers to their neighbors, How like her mother she is!<br /><br /> On the day after the ball, the king announces that he is to marry again鈥攁nd that his bride is the princess Lissla Lissar, his own daughter.<br /><br /> Lissar, physically broken, half mad, and terrified, flees her father鈥檚 lust with her one loyal friend, her sighthound, Ash. It is the beginning of winter as they journey into the mountains鈥攁nd on the night when it begins to snow, they find a tiny, deserted cabin with the makings of a fire ready-laid in the hearth.<br /><br /> Thus begins Lissar鈥檚 long, profound, and demanding journey away from treachery and pain and horror, to trust and love and healing.
The First Girl Child
by Amy Harmon

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<p><b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation.</b></p><p>Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: <i>From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.</i></p><p>Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he鈥檚 also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk.</p><p>Now the fate of Saylok lies with Alba and Bayr, whose bond grows deeper with every whisper of coming chaos. Charged with battling the enemies of their people, both within and without, Bayr is fueled further by the love of a girl who has defied the scourge of Saylok.</p><p>What Bayr and Alba don鈥檛 know is that they each threaten the king, a greedy man who built his throne on lies, murder, and betrayal. There is only one way to defend their land from the corruption that has overtaken it. By breaking the curse, they could defeat the king鈥ut they could also destroy themselves.</p>
Spinning Silver: A Novel
by Naomi Novik

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER聽鈥⒙犫€淥ne of the year鈥檚 strongest fantasy novels鈥?(NPR), an imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of聽<i>Uprooted</i>.<i><br /></i></b><i><br /></i><b>NEBULA AND HUGO AWARD FINALIST 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>The New York Times Book Review聽</i>鈥?NPR 鈥⒙?lt;i>Time</i>聽鈥⒙?lt;i>Tordotcom聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Popsugar聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Vox聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Vulture聽</i>鈥?lt;i>聽Paste聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Bustle聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br />With the Nebula Award鈥搘inning聽<i>Uprooted,</i>聽Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now.聽<i>Spinning Silver</i>聽draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.<br /><br />Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father鈥檚 inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty鈥攗ntil Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk鈥攇rim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh鈥擬iryem鈥檚 fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. She will face an impossible challenge and, along with two unlikely allies, uncover a secret that threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>Spinning Silver</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎 perfect tale . . . A big and meaty novel, rich in both ideas and people,聽with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The</i>聽<i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />鈥淕orgeous, complex, and magical . . . This is the kind of book that one might wish to inhabit forever.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i>聽(starred review)</b><br /><br />鈥淐ool and clever and . . . dire and wonderful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擫aini Taylor, author of聽<i>Strange the Dreamer</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭he Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale has never been as captivating. . . .聽<i>Spinning Silver聽</i>further cements [Novik鈥檚] place as one of the genre greats.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Paste</i></b>
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman

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English

Pages

674

Publication Date

June 21, 2011

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<br /><br /><br />Test<br /><p>First published in 2001, <em>American Gods</em> became an instant classic鈥攁n intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of <em>American Gods</em> in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author鈥檚 preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.</p><p><em>A storm is coming . . . </em></p><p>Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.</p><p>But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow鈥檚 best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.</p><p>Life as Wednesday鈥檚 bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined鈥攊t is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing鈥攁n epic war for the very soul of America鈥攁nd that he is standing squarely in its path.</p><p>Relevant and prescient, <em>American Gods</em> has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of 鈥渕ystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose鈥?(Michael Dirda, <em>Washington Post Book World</em>) and as a modern phantasmagoria that 鈥渄istills the essence of America鈥?(<em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em>). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.</p>

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