Fearsome Magics

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Download or read book Fearsome Magics written by Garth Nix and published by Solaris. This book was released on 2013-10-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From sorcerous bridges that link worlds to the simple traditions of country folk; from the mysterious natures of twins to the dangerous powers of obligation and contract. Laden with perils for both the adventurous and the unsuspecting, magic is ultimately a contradiction: endlessly powerful but never without consequence, and rigidly defined by rules of its own making. Award-winning Jonathan Strahan brings together some of the most exciting and popular writers working in fantasy today to dig into that contradiction, and present you with the strange, the daunting, the mathematical, the unpredictable, the deceptive and above all the fearsome world of magic. Includes stories by Garth Nix, K J Parker, Tony Ballantyne, James Bradley, Isobelle Carmody, Frances Hardinge, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Ellen Klages, Justina Robson, Christopher Rowe, Robert Shearman, Karin Tidbeck, Genevieve Valentine and Kaaron Warren.

Elemental Magic

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ISBN 10 : 9781101206287
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Download or read book Elemental Magic written by Sharon Shinn and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-11-06 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From wizards to weathermen, everyone has always known the powers of the four elements—natural forces that can direct the fates, change destiny, and unite lovers in the most unexpected ways. Now, those magical elements come together in perfect balance, in these stories from four charmed authors… In Air find romance...in a breathless retelling of the Cinderella fable from award-winning Sharon Shinn, “an amazing writing talent” (The Best Reviews). In Fire find adventure...in a parallel dimension of werewolves and love-slaves from USA Today bestselling Rebecca York, “a true master” (Rave Reviews). In Water find fantasy...and a remarkable universe of magic, demons, and dangerous passion from award-winner Carol Berg. And in Earth...discover the ultimate in profound pleasure from Jean Johnson, “a fresh new voice in fantasy romance” (Robin D. Owens). There is such a thing as perfect harmony between a man and a woman. Experience it for yourself in... Elemental Magic

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection

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ISBN 10 : 9781466870482
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Download or read book The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection written by Gardner Dozois and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2015-07-07 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Sorceress of Faith

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ISBN 10 : 9781426847356
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Download or read book Sorceress of Faith written by Robin D. Owens and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2009-10-01 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the Sounding of Chimes, an Exotique is Called… With the world of Lladrana threatened by encroaching evil, the Sorcerers must do the unthinkable—Summon an outsider to stop the insidious Darkness slowly taking control of their land, and poisoning the Sorcerers themselves. Yet instead of a powerful warrior, grad student Marian Harasta arrives through the portal, finding herself in the center of a struggle between Sorcerers who want to use her incredible, untapped Powers to augment their own. As she flights to maintain her independence—including facing her first magical duel—she must decide whom to trust…. Still, the Darkness will not be ignored, and a desperate Marian must offer the Sorcerers aid in order to keep alive the chance to return home. Because divided all will surely fall….

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten

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ISBN 10 : 9781849979320
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Download or read book The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten written by Neil Gaiman and published by Solaris. This book was released on 2016-05-05 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FEATURING Paolo Bacigalupi • Elizabeth Bear • Greg Bear • Jeffrey Ford • Neil Gaiman • Nalo Hopkinson • Nisi Shawl • Simon Ings • Gwyneth Jones • Caitlin R. Kiernan • Anne Leckie • Kelly Link • Usman T. Malik • Ian McDonald • Vonda McIntrye • Sam J. Miller • Tamsyn Muir • Robert Reed • Alastair Reynolds • Kim Stanley Robinson • Kelly Robson • Geoff Ryman • Nike Sulway • Catherynne Valente • Genevieve Valentine • Kai Ashante Wilson • Alyssa Wong Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 10th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy from 2015. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

Infinity's End

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ISBN 10 : 9781786181060
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Download or read book Infinity's End written by Stephen Baxter and published by Rebellion Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2018-07-10 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Meeting Infinity

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ISBN 10 : 9781849979221
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Download or read book Meeting Infinity written by Madeline Ashby and published by Solaris. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 1

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ISBN 10 : 9781534449596
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Download or read book The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 1 written by Jonathan Strahan and published by Gallery / Saga Press. This book was released on 2020-09-08 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive guide and a must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. The list of authors is truly star-studded, including New York Times bestseller Ted Chiang (author of the short story that inspired the movie Arrival), N. K. Jemisin, Charlie Jane Anders, and many more incredible talents. An assemblage of future classics, this anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.

The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 2

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ISBN 10 : 9781534449640
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Download or read book The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 2 written by Jonathan Strahan and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-09-28 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most celebrated science fiction short story editor of our time, multi-award-winning editor and Locus Magazine critic Jonathan Strahan presents the definitive collection of best short science fiction of 2020. With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this science fiction collection displays the top talent and cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. These brilliant authors examine the way we live now, our hopes, and struggles, all through the lens of the future. An assemblage of future classics, this star-studded anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice

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ISBN 10 : 9781941631447
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Download or read book Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice written by Mercedes Lackey and published by BenBella Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2015-01-06 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts. This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

Someone in Time

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ISBN 10 : 9781786183392
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Download or read book Someone in Time written by Nina Allan and published by Rebellion Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2022-05-10 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even time travel can’t unravel love Time-travel is a way for writers to play with history and imagine different futures – for better, or worse. When romance is thrown into the mix, time-travel becomes a passionate tool, or heart-breaking weapon. A time agent in the 22nd century puts their whole mission at risk when they fall in love with the wrong person. No matter which part of history a man visits, he cannot not escape his ex. A woman is desperately in love with the time-space continuum, but it doesn’t love her back. As time passes and falls apart, a time-traveller must say goodbye to their soulmate. With stories from best-selling and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Alix E. Harrow and Nina Allan, this anthology gives a taste for the rich treasure trove of stories we can imagine with love, loss and reunion across time and space. Including stories by: Alix E. Harrow, Zen Cho, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Gailey, Jeffrey Ford, Nina Allan, Elizabeth Hand, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Catherynne M. Valente, Sam J. Miller, Rowan Coleman, Margo Lanagan, Sameem Siddiqui, Theodora Goss, Carrie Vaughn, Ellen Klages

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Thirteen

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ISBN 10 : 9781786182159
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Download or read book The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Thirteen written by Elizabeth Bear and published by Rebellion Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2019-04-16 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A librarian helps a desperate student find the door into a book; Sir Thomas Moore’s head is stolen and a messy rescue ensues; a mother sells a piece of her memory so her daughter can afford an education. Science fiction is the story of what if and what comes next. It’s more playful, more inclusive and more entertaining than it has ever been before and as the world falls apart around us, it offers us a chance to understand how things could be better, or just how a great story can get us through another night. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Thirteen brings together the very best clashes between zombies and unicorns, robots and fairies, spaceships and more in a definitive volume that takes us everywhere from the distant future and the moons of our own solar system, to one last visit to Earthsea... Featuring stories from Kelly Barnhill // Elizabeth Bear // Brooke Bolander // Zen Cho // P. Djèlí Clark // John Crowley // Andy Duncan // Jeffrey Ford // Daryl Gregory // Alix E. Harrow // Maria Dahvana Headley // Simone Heller // S. L. Huang // Dave Hutchinson // N. K. Jemisin // T. Kingfisher // Naomi Kritzer // Rich Larson // Ursula K. Le Guin // Yoon Ha Lee // Ken Liu // Carmen Maria Machado // Annalee Newitz // Garth Nix // Naomi Novik // S. Qiouyi Lu // Kelly Robson // Vandana Singh // Tade Thompson // Alyssa Wong

The Magic Toy Tree

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ISBN 10 : 9781490846330
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Download or read book The Magic Toy Tree written by Queen Dreama and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2015-02-20 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world in which we dream too little and worry too much, Queen Dreama presents for your pleasure an adventure in which you may rediscover the joy of loving, believing, and giving. Recapture faith, hope and courage as you take a magical journey with Micheal and Gretchen Zucker to find the legendary Magic Toy Tree in beautiful, historic Germany. Two hundred years ago in the tiny village of Tannenbaum nestled deep in the heart of the Black Forest, there lived the legend of the Magic Toy Tree. Given incontestable proof that the Magic Toy Tree truly exists, Micheal and his beloved sister Gretchen embark on a journey that proves amazing, terrifying, and beyond even a child's wildest imagination. They vow to bring a magic toy to each child in the village. The wonders and dangers they face in the very forest where their father was lost reward them with their dreams come true. Cherish the child within you. Share it with your own children. Dare to step out of the apathy of daily life and embrace your heart's dream. Believe in God's magic; which is miracles. You will be rewarded. I promise on a rainbow! ★ ★ ★ "Queen Dreama's enthusiastic tone and riveting images enrapture the reader's imagination. Her ability to present a child's belief in the possibility and probability of magic in contrast to an adult's cynicism toward make-believe is truly insightful. Her grasp of the intricacies of family bonds is heart-warming." "The author presents choices, dilemmas, and moral lessons in a way that is informative and entertaining, without sounding didactic. Her vivid scenery descriptions and involved character portrayals are truly enchanting." -American Literary Press "The Magic Toy Tree lets the beautiful images magically appear right in front of your eyes!!! 5 stars!!!" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ -Raquel Wiseman, 12 Year Old Reader ★ ★ ★ WWW.JUSTDREAMADREAM.COM

Soul Stealer

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ISBN 10 : 9780996475617
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Download or read book Soul Stealer written by Joseph J. Bailey and published by Joseph Bailey. This book was released on 2015-10-07 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heaven has fallen. The legions of Chaos have overrun the world. Uërth is in ruins. With the Heavenly Host’s fall centuries ago, Angel Swords rained from the heavens, littering the world in what was. Only the most honorable and purest of heart are able to take up the Angel Swords and wield them against the throngs of Chaos. These mighty Empyrean Knights are all that stand between Uërth and annihilation. Saedeus is neither pure of heart nor honorable. Nor does he wish to wield an Angel Sword. He just wants to be left alone with his mushrooms. And his pet rock. But he might not have a choice. When he inadvertently takes the soul of a dying Empyrean Knight into himself, his world, and his obligations, grow forever larger. With the help of his pet rock, the spirit of a heavenly knight, and the sword of a fallen angel, he might be able to make all the difference. If he doesn’t die first. Tags/Related Terms: demon, devil, angel, daemon, heaven, heavenly, host, chaos, supernatural, hell, hellspawn, quirky, sword, knight, gate, portal, otherworldly, dimension, dystopian, dark fantasy, paladin, evil, epic, holy, magic, elemental, wizard, magic, spell, spellcraft, wizardry, quest, hero, mage, rpg, saga, action adventure, humor, satire, comedy, pet rock, honor, empyrean, mushroom, soul stealer, legacy, fallen, ruin, desolation, abyss, apocalyptic, high fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, grimdark, noblebright

Mythic Journeys

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ISBN 10 : 9781597806374
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Download or read book Mythic Journeys written by Paula Guran and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2019-05-14 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning editor Paula Guran presents a diverse reprint anthology collecting classic myths and legends, retold by today’s top fantasy writers. The Native American trickster Coyote . . . the snake-haired Greek Gorgon Medusa, whose gaze turned men to stone . . . Kaggen, creator of the San peoples of Africa . . . the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend . . . Freyja, the Norse goddess of love and beauty . . . Ys, the mythical sunken city once built on the coast of France . . . Ragnarok, the myth of a world destroyed and reborn . . . Jason and the Argonauts, sailing in search of the Golden Fleece . . . Myths and legends are the oldest of stories, part of our collective consciousness, and the source from which all fiction flows. Full of magic, supernatural powers, monsters, heroes, epic journeys, strange worlds, and vast imagination, they are fantasies so compelling we want to believe them true. This new anthology compiles some of the best modern short mythic retellings and reinvention of legend from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talent, offering readers new ways to interpret and understand the world. Adventure with us on these Mythic Journeys . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: A Map or Maybe Not “Lost Lake” – Emma Straub and Peter Straub “White Lines on a Green Field” – Catherynne M. Valente “Trickster” – Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” – Brooke Bolander “A Memory of Wind” – Rachel Swirsky “Leda” – M. Rickert “Chivalry” – Neil Gaiman “The God of Au” – Ann Leckie “Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate” – Anya Johanna DeNiro “Ogres of East Africa” – Sofia Samatar “Ys” – Aliette de Bodard “The Gorgon” – Tanith Lee “Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood” – Charles de Lint “Calypso in Berlin” – Elizabeth Hand “Seeds” – Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter “Wonder-Worker-of-the-World” – Nisi Shawl “Thesea and Astaurius” – Priya Sharma “Foxfire, Foxfire” – Yoon Ha Lee “Owl vs. the Neighborhood Watch” – Darcie Little Badger “How to Survive an Epic Journey” – Tansy Rayner Roberts “Simargl and the Rowan Tree” – Ekaterina Sedia “The Ten Suns” – Ken Liu “Armless Maidens of the American West” – Genevieve Valentine “Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream” – Maria Dahvana Headley “Zhyuin” – John Shirley “Immortal Snake” – Rachel Pollack “A Wolf in Iceland Is the Child of a Lie” – Sonya Taaffe About the Authors About the Editor Acknowledgements

The Cracked Altar

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Download or read book The Cracked Altar written by Timothy J. R. Rains and published by Timothy J. R. Rains. This book was released on 2018-11-20 with total page 604 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Missing Princess. A City Under Siege. A Compendium Of The Blackest Sorcery. The Grand Mage of Caragol is the most dangerous man in the realm, so when Kerstin steals his spellbook right out of his tower she lights up a firestorm of trouble. His fury rages through the city of Klomm. Houses burn. Innocents lie slaughtered in the streets. Yet countless lives are a petty sum for such great deal of power. With the spellbook, Kerstin can contend with the unspeakable horrors conjured by the Grand Mage. But she is dancing on a spider's thread. Meanwhile on the other side of the kingdom, fifteen-year-old Hinkle walks a tightrope of her own, spinning a web of dangerous lies around her new master, Sir Gilkrist of Lothellae. When Sir Gilkrist’s quest brings them to Klomm, she discovers the secrets she’s been hiding are darker than she ever imagined. A diabolical scheme threatens to engulf the world in shadow and blood - and it has everything to do with her Aunt Kerstin. But can Sir Gilkrist help her ... or will he devise a dark purpose of his own?

Legacy of the Blade

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Download or read book Legacy of the Blade written by Joseph J. Bailey and published by Joseph Bailey. This book was released on 2016-10-23 with total page 706 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heaven has fallen. The legions of Chaos have overrun the world. Uërth is in ruins. With the Heavenly Host's fall, Angel Swords rained from the heavens, littering the world in what was. Only the most honorable and purest of heart are able to take up the Angel Swords and wield them against the throngs of Chaos. These mighty Empyrean Knights are all that stands between Uërth and annihilation. Soul Stealer Saedeus is neither pure of heart nor honorable. Nor does he wish to wield an Angel Sword. He just wants to be left alone with his mushrooms. And his pet rock. But he might not have a choice. When he inadvertently takes the soul of a dying Empyrean Knight into himself, his world, and his obligations, grow forever larger. With the help of his pet rock, the spirit of a heavenly knight, and the sword of a fallen angel, he might be able to make all the difference. If he doesn't die first. Wild Mage Maeraeth is neither a hero nor a great warrior. Nor does he wish to become an Empyrean Knight. He just wants to be left alone with his studies. And not be killed by demons. But, with the destruction of the Chaos Gate, Uërth may have a chance at redemption. If the hordes of Chaos can be contained and if no more portals to the Abyss are created. Maeraeth's teacher, Master Nomba, has other plans for him. Plans that involve both containing demons and preventing their arrival. So much for his studies. And not being killed by demons. Stone Singer Born in a secret enclave safe from demonic depredations, Ilya has Chosen. She has Chosen to leave her life of security for one on Uërth, despite all its risks. Armed only with her Voice, a runic staff, and her training as a Singer, she must venture out into the desolation after the Fall. Now she just has to survive long enough to make that Choice worthwhile. And make a difference wherever she is able. In spite of finding herself in a world overrun by demons.