December 2018: Fantasy Reads

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Sometimes, the very best thing about a book is its ability to transport you to a different world.

In these fantasy books, you'll go to lands full of magic, dragons, sweeping vistas, and heroes. 


Gabriella Pierce
Description: Darkness lurks behind the gilded halls of New York high society, and the elite Upper East Side Witches who rule Park Avenue.
Call Number: FIC Pie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Description: "Emma Gavin writes bestselling novels about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them--and she certainly doesn't think she'll meet one. But that's exactly what happens when her books catch the attention of a rich and powerful pack of Manhattan Weres, who have kept their existence hidden for centuries. Alarmed by the accuracy of her novels, they're determined to find out if a renegade is acting as her informant. Aidan Wallace, the pack leader's son and heir, knows he's the wolf for the job, but when he gets too close to Emma, they are both surprised by an attraction too strong to deny. To surrender to it, Aidan will have to risk everything--including the security of the pack he's sworn to protect..."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Clive Barker
Description: Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, one day finds herself on the edge of a foreign world that is populated by strange creatures, and her life is forever changed.
Call Number: YA SF Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Rainbow Rowell
Description: "Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2018
Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Ehle, Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Description: When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Jennifer Donnelly
Description: Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.
Call Number: J FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Ben Boos
Description: Presents an imaginative, digital-art tour of the mythical realm of New Perigord that features such residents as elves, dwarves and hobgoblins who interact in fantasy realms marked by coastal fortresses and magical libraries.
Call Number: J FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Robert Jackson Bennett
Description: Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne's docks, is nothing her unique abilities can't handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia's been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact's secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there's nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at surviving--and at stopping the deadly transformation that's under way--Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact's power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Megan Shepherd
Description: When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.
Call Number: YA FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Erin. 1971- McCarthy
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Rachel Caine
Description: When Joanne Baldwin, a Weather Warden who can tame the most violent weather, is forced to flee from the law when murder accusations rain down upon her, she must find the only man who can help her - Lewis, the most powerful Warden, who is also on the run from the World Council.
Call Number: YA FIC Cai
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
China Miéville
Description: Being chased by cults, a maniac, and the sorcerers of the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit, cephalopod specialist Billy Harrow inadvertently learns that he holds the key to finding a missing squid--a squid that just happens to be an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
Call Number: FIC Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Lyn Gardner, Mini. ill Grey
Description: The Eden sisters are lured to the fair by Belladonna, a witch who wants Aurora's heart and Stormy's powerful musical pipe.
Call Number: J FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Terry Brooks
Description: On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity, depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Zen Cho, Jenny Sterlin, LLC Recorded Books
Description: The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty's lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman--a freed slave who doesn't even have a familiar--as their Sorcerer Royal, and allowing England's once profuse stores of magic to slowly bleed dry. At least they haven't stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man's profession. At his wit's end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England's magical stocks are drying up. But when his adventure brings him in contact with a most unusual comrade, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, he sets on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain--and the world at large.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin
Description: Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history and magic of the place.
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Jack Vance
Description: Travel to a far distant future, when the sun bleeds red in a dark sky, where magic and science is one, and the Earth has but a few short decades to live.
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
R. A. Salvatore
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Description: A love story during the Roman occupation of Britain in the 1st Century. The protagonists are a Druid girl in training to be a priestess, and a Roman officer pacifying her country. Love unites them, religion and politics separate them.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson, Muriel Barbery
Description: Maria lives in a remote village in Burgundy, where she learns that she has a gift for communicating with nature. Hundreds of miles away in Italy, Clara discovers that she possesses a stunning musical genius and is sent from the countryside to Rome to develop her preternatural abilities. Barbery's The life of the elves tells the story of two children whose extraordinary talents will bring them into contact with magical worlds and malevolent forces. If, against all odds, they can be brought together, their meeting may shape the course of history.--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Kate McMullan, L. J Ganser
Description: Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.
Call Number: J FIC McM
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Daniel O'Malley
Description: A high-ranking member of a secret organization that battles supernatural forces wakes up in a London park with no memory, no idea who she is, and with a letter that provides instructions to help her uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.
Call Number: FIC OMa
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Jules Watson
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Guy Gavriel Kay
Description: Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.
Call Number: FIC Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Emma Bull
Call Number: FIC Bul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Juliet Marillier
Description: Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
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666 Park Avenue
Gabriella Pierce
FIC Pie
Running With The Demon
Terry Brooks
FIC Bro
A Werewolf In Manhattan
Vicki Lewis Thompson
FIC Tho
Sorcerer To The Crown [Audiobook]
Zen Cho, Jenny Sterlin, LLC Recorded Books
FIC Cho
Abarat
Clive Barker
YA SF Bar
Tales From Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
Carry On: The Rise And Fall Of Simon Snow
Rainbow Rowell
YA FIC Row
Tales Of The Dying Earth
Jack Vance
FIC Van
Clockwork Angel [Audiobook]
Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Ehle, Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
YA FIC Cla
The Demon Awakens
R. A. Salvatore
FIC Sal
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
J FIC Don
The Forest House
Marion Zimmer Bradley
FIC
Fantasy : An Artist's Realm
Ben Boos
J FIC Boo
The Life Of Elves
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson, Muriel Barbery
FIC Bar
Foundryside: A Novel
Robert Jackson Bennett
FIC Ben
The New Kid At School [Audiobook]
Kate McMullan, L. J Ganser
J FIC McM
Grim Lovelies
Megan Shepherd
YA FIC She
The Rook: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley
FIC OMa
High Stakes
Erin. 1971- McCarthy
FIC McC
The White Mare
Jules Watson
FIC Wat
Ill Wind
Rachel Caine
YA FIC Cai
Tigana
Guy Gavriel Kay
FIC Kay
Kraken: An Anatomy
China Miéville
FIC Mie
War For The Oaks
Emma Bull
FIC Bul
Out Of The Woods
Lyn Gardner, Mini. ill Grey
J FIC Gar
Wildwood Dancing
Juliet Marillier
YA FIC Mar