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Mercedes Lackey
Description: Christmas is special for psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young Suki's eyes. But Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Women disappear in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. When they start to reappear, they are no longer sane. When the shadows reach for girls of good, can they stop the darkness before it can conquer all?
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Kazuki Sakuraba
Description: "Even monsters need families. What are the "bamboo"? They are from China. They look just like us. They live by night. They drink human lifeblood, but otherwise keep their distance. And every century, they grow white blooming flowers. A boy name Kyo is saved from the precipice of death by a Bamboo, a vampire born of the tall grasses. They start an enjoyable, yet strange shared life together, Kyo and the gentle Bamboo. But for Bamboo, communication with a human being is the greatest sin."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sak
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Kat Howard
Description: "In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney--a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn't want to help the system, she wants to destroy it. Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, which controls the magic with the help of sacrifices from magicians."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
Description: They thought the war was over. They were wrong. Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side--the losing side--in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield.Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle--a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 28, 2017
Seanan McGuire
Description: "Step right up to see the oddities and marvels of The Blackstone Family Circus and Travelling Wonder Show! Annie Pearl is the keeper of oddities, the mistress of monsters. Her unique collection of creatures is one of the circus's star attractions, drawing wide-eyed crowds at every small frontier town they visit. But Annie is also a woman running from her past and the mother of a mute young daughter, Adeline, whom she will do anything to protect. Hoping to fill its coffers before winter sets in, the circus steers its wagons to The Clearing, a remote community deep in the Oregon wilderness, surrounded by an ominous dark wood. Word is that a travelling show can turn a tidy profit at The Clearing, but there are whispers, too, of unexplained disappearances that afflict one out of every four shows that pass through the town. A tale of the Weird West, set on the haunted frontier of Deadlands, the award-winning game from Pinnacle Entertainment Group."--Publisher's website.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Emily Hauser
Description: Atalanta, the abandoned daughter of the king of Pagasae, disguises herself as a man to win a place on the journey to search for the Golden Fleece, but once she is discovered, she is left in the land of Colchis and forced to make a terrible choice.
Call Number: FIC Hau
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Jay Kristoff
Description: In a land where three suns almost never set, a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia's suspicions about the Red Church's true motives begin to grow. When it's announced that Scaeva will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end him. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between love and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.
Call Number: FIC Kri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Sarah Kuhn
Description: Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco's most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant Evie Tanaka - who's now a badass, fire-wielding superheroine in her own right. They were supposed to be a dynamic duo, but more and more, Aveda finds herself shoved into the sidekick role. Where, it must be said, she is not at all comfortable.
Call Number: FIC Kuh
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Fran Wilde
Description: Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most--her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings--once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart--is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Dave Duncan
Description: It is 1164, and for a hundred years England has been ruled by the Normans. A young Saxon boy named Durwin, crippled by a childhood accident, had caught the eye of a Norman sage teaching at a rural school of magic. Realizing that the boy had promise, Durwin was made stable boy, and eventually allowed to attend classes. Now twenty, Durwin is proficient enough that he is assigned to teach, but the other sages refuse to promote him and he is hassled by the Norman juniors for his disability. But those troubles turn out to be the least of his worries when he manages to corrects errors in an ancient corrupted spell, which promptly prophesies murder. Sure enough, word soon reaches the school that one of the local count's house sage has died, perhaps slain by black magic. Durwin is whisked away to the family's castle, only to find that one death was only the beginning. The young sage quickly learns of a dizzying plot to assassinate King Henry. Dropped into the middle of the complex politics of England's royal courts, can Durwin stop them in time?
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Description: Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town's top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation's darkest and most terrible secret.
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Brad Abraham
Description: "Twenty-something bartender Jason Bishop's world is shattered when his estranged father commits suicide, but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war. Now the Golden Dawn; the shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks responsible for Daniel Bishop's murder, and the death of Jason's mother years before, have Jason in their sights. His survival will depend on mastering his own dormant magic abilities; provided he makes it through the training."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Abr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Lila Bowen
Description: "The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood of magical folk, but failed to catch the dark alchemist behind it. And now the Shadow refuses to let him rest. Rhett must make the ultimate transformation if he has any hope of stopping the alchemist or fulfilling his destiny; he must become the leader of a new Rangers outpost. To save his friends, and the lives of countless others, he'll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they've ever faced."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Arkadiĭ Struga︠t︡skiĭ, Boris Struga︠t︡skiĭ
Description: Sasha, a young computer programmer from Leningrad, is driving through the forests of Northwest Russia to meet up with some friends for a nature vacation. He picks up a couple of local hitchhikers, who persuade him to come work with them at the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, or NITWiT. The adventures Sasha has in the largely dysfunctional Institute involve all sorts of magical beings and devicesa wish-granting fish, a talking cat who can remember only the beginnings of stories, a sofa that translates fairy tales into reality, a motorcycle that can zoom into the imagined future, a hungry dog-size mosquitoalong with a variety of wizards (including Merlin), vampires, and petty bureaucrats. First published in Russia in 1964, Monday Starts on Saturday has become the most popular Strugatsky novel in the authors' homeland.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Yasmine Galenorn
Description: We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. Menolly is a vampire married to a gorgeous werepuma and a vampire prince. And me? I'm Camille, a Moon Witch married to three gorgeous husbands, and I'm about to ascend to the throne of Dusk & Twilight. But the path to the throne lies through a labyrinth of dangers, which I must face alone. Before I can fulfill my destiny to become the Queen of Dusk & Twilight, I must seek out the Keraastar Diamond. But to find the magical gem and take control over the Keraastar Knights, I must venture back to Otherworld, deep into the treacherous Tygerian Mountains. Once there, I face a magical trial by fire. If I fail, the chance to stop Shadow Wing will fade with me. If I succeed, my life will forever change. And I'm not certain which prospect frightens me the most.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Walter Jon Williams
Description: "Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains. First, he has to survive the night. Then, he has to leave his home behind and venture forth into the wider world of Duisland, where he can find friends and allies to help avenge his losses and restore Ethlebight to glory. His determination will rock kingdoms, shatter the political structure of Duisland, and change the country forever."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
James Bennett
Description: Ben Garston has lost everything he held dear, including the love of his life. Still, at least he escaped the clutches of a malevolent spirit bent on total destruction. Now Red Ben just wants to drink, and forget, and drink some more. But he can't. Not yet. Because someone is stirring up trouble. Someone who wants to unleash a powerful ancient magic that could bring the realm of mythology crashing into the modern world. If Red Ben fails to stop them, the world will burn -- and that's the last thing he needs on his conscience.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Tom Lloyd
Description: Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Shattered Kingdom. Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent's principalities, he walks the land in search of purpose. He wants for little so bodyguard work keeps his belly full and his mage-gun loaded. It might never bring a man fame or wealth, but he's not forced to rely on others or kill without cause. Little could compel Lynx to join a mercenary company, but he won't turn his back on a kidnapped girl. At least the job seems simple enough; the mercenaries less stupid and vicious than most he's met over the years. So long as there are no surprises or hidden agendas along the way, it should work out fine.
Call Number: FIC Lly
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Trudi Canavan
Description: Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Five years, in which the boy Rielle rescued, Qall, has safely grown up among the Travellers. Five years, in which Tyen has made a new home for himself, hidden from those who call him a traitor and the Spy. Five years of chaos in the world, barely contained by Baluka and the Restorers. Worlds are at war, some overrun by machines, some drained of magic as sorcerers seek immortality.As war threatens Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace, and Qall comes of age, loyalties will be decided and tested. The promises they have made could change everything. Qall's very existence depends on them.Because Dahli has the means to restore the Raen to power, and he will stop at nothing to succeed.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Sarah Gailey
Description: "A few months ago, Winslow Houndstooth put together the damnedest crew of outlaws, assassins, cons, and saboteurs on either side of the Harriet for a history-changing caper. Together they conspired to blow the dam that choked the Mississippi and funnel the hordes of feral hippos contained within downriver, to finally give America back its greatest waterway. Songs are sung of their exploits, many with a haunting refrain: "And not a soul escaped alive." In the aftermath of the Harriet catastrophe, that crew has scattered to the winds. Some hunt the missing lovers they refuse to believe have died. Others band together to protect a precious infant and a peaceful future. All of them struggle with who they've become after a long life of theft, murder, deception, and general disinterest in the strictures of the law."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Description: Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society in hopes of landing a suitable husband. But Antonina is telekinetic, and strange events in her past have made her the subject of malicious gossip and hardly a sought-after bride. Now, under the tutelage of her cousin's wife, she is finally ready to shed the past and learn the proper ways of society. Antonina, who prefers her family's country home to the glamorous ballrooms of the wealthy, finds it increasingly difficult to conform to society's ideals for women, especially when she falls under the spell of the dazzling telekinetic performer Hector Auvray. As their romance blossoms, and he teaches her how to hone and control her telekinetic gift, she can't help but feel a marriage proposal is imminent. Little does Antonina know that Hector and those closest to her are hiding a devastating secret that will crush her world and force her to confront who she really is and what she's willing to sacrifice.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Jy Yang
Description: "Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate. A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin?"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Gardner Dozois (editor)
Description: An anthology of original fantasy tales by some of today's leading genre masters includes contributions by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix, Cecelia Holland, and Elizabeth Bear.
Call Number: FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2017
Ben Aaronovitch
Description: "There have been ghosts on the London Underground, sad, harmless spectres whose presence does little more than give a frisson to travelling and boost tourism. But now there's a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive and seem to be looking for something. Enter PC Peter Grant junior member of the Metropolitan Police's Special Assessment unit a.k.a. The Folly a.k.a. the only police officers whose official duties include ghost hunting. Together with Jaget Kumar, his counterpart at the British Transport Police, he must brave the terrifying the crush of London's rush hour to find the source of the ghosts. Joined by Peter's wannabe wizard cousin, a preschool river god and Toby the ghost hunting dog their investigation takes a darker tone as they realise that a real person's life might just be on the line. And time is running out to save them."--book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Aar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Marshall Ryan Maresca
Description: When, during the Grand Tournament of High Colleges at the University of Maradaine, it is believed that The Thorn is killing the Red Rabbits, Veranix Calbert, The Thorn, must find the imposter pretending to be him before two Aventil constables arrest him for crimes he did not commit.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Larry Correia, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jim Butcher, Mike Kupari, Jessica Day George
Description: "For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large. Now MHI opens their archives for the first time to reveal the secret history of the world's most elite fighting force. Discover what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis. See how the Vatican's Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico. Featuring all new tales from Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George and many more"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Tade Thompson
Description: For as long as Molly Southbourne can remember, she's been watching herself die. Whenever she bleeds, another molly is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction. Molly knows every way to kill herself, but she also knows that as long as she survives she'll be hunted. No matter how well she follows the rules, eventually the mollys will find her. Can Molly find a way to stop the tide of blood, or will she meet her end at the hand of a girl who looks just like her?
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Ronlyn Domingue
Description: "Secret Riven--the mystically gifted heroine of The Chronicle of Secret Riven--is adjusting to her new life working for the mysterious magnate Fewmany as an archivist in his private library when she stumbles upon the arcane manuscript that had vanished following her mother's untimely death. But deciphering the manuscript may wrench her towards a cataclysmic fate, one set into motion over a thousand years ago and linked to an ancient war. What does Fewmany really want from Secret? And what is the true meaning of the bizarre symbol she has dreamed of since childhood? Secret must at last confront the lingering questions haunting her and depart on a quest to find the truth about herself, her dead mother, and her fate--to unleash a Plague of Silences meant to destroy and transform the world as we all have known it."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dom
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Elizabeth Bear
Description: The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from a the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort. -- book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Melissa Caruso
Description: "In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled -- taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations. But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Jeffrey Ford
Description: All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of town. When they excavate the mansion's outhouse they find way more than they bargained for: a sealed bottle filled with a red liquid, along with the bizarre skeleton of a horned child
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Simon Morden
Description: Since escaping London's inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within. Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they're looking for, and learn the secrets of Down. But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home. After all, if there's one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it's more than they bargained for.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Steven Brust
Description: Vlad Taltos is an Easterner-an underprivileged human in an Empire of tall, powerful, long-lived Dragaerans. He made a career for himself in House Jhereg, the Dragaeran clan in charge of the Empire's organized crime. But the day came when the Jhereg wanted Vlad dead, and he's been on the run ever since. He has plenty of friends among the Dragaeran highborn, including an undead wizard and a god or two. But as long as the Jhereg have a price on his head, Vlad's life is messy. Meanwhile, for years, Vlad's path has been repeatedly crossed by Devera, a small Dragaeran girl of indeterminate powers who turns up at the oddest moments in his life. Now Devera has appeared again-to lead Vlad into a mysterious, seemingly empty manor overlooking the Great Sea. Inside this structure are corridors that double back on themselves, rooms that look out over other worlds, and-just maybe-answers to some of Vlad's long-asked questions about his world and his place in it. If only Devera can be persuaded to stop disappearing in the middle of his conversations with her.
Call Number: FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
David Wong
Description: Investigating the activities of a shapeshifting entity that is snatching local kids, the friends from This Book Is Full of Spiders are challenged to navigate an uproariously convoluted maze of illusions, incompetence and lies.
Call Number: FIC Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
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A Scandal in Battersea
Mercedes Lackey
FIC Lac
Stranger of Tempest
Tom Lloyd
FIC Lly
A Small Charred Face
Kazuki Sakuraba
FIC Sak
Successor's Promise
Trudi Canavan
FIC Can
An Unkindness of Magicians
Kat Howard
FIC How
Taste of Marrow
Sarah Gailey
FIC Gai
Blade of Empire
Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
FIC Lac
The Beautiful Ones
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
FIC Mor
Deadlands : Boneyard
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
The Black Tides of Heaven
Jy Yang
FIC Yan
For The Winner : A Novel Of Jason And The Argonauts
Emily Hauser
FIC Hau
The Book of Swords
Gardner Dozois (editor)
FIC Boo
Godsgrave
Jay Kristoff
FIC Kri
The Furthest Station
Ben Aaronovitch
FIC Aar
Heroine Worship
Sarah Kuhn
FIC Kuh
The Imposters of Aventil : A Novel of Maradaine
Marshall Ryan Maresca
FIC Mar
Horizon
Fran Wilde
FIC Wil
The Monster Hunter Files
Larry Correia, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jim Butcher, Mike Kupari, Jessica Day George
FIC Mon
Ironfoot
Dave Duncan
FIC Dun
The Murders of Molly Southbourne
Tade Thompson
FIC Tho
It Devours!
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
FIC Fin
The Plague Diaries
Ronlyn Domingue
FIC Dom
Magicians Impossible : A Novel
Brad Abraham
FIC Abr
The Stone in the Skull
Elizabeth Bear
FIC Bea
Malice of Crows
Lila Bowen
FIC Bow
The Tethered Mage
Melissa Caruso
FIC Car
Monday Starts on Saturday
Arkadiĭ Struga︠t︡skiĭ, Boris Struga︠t︡skiĭ
FIC Str
The Twilight Pariah
Jeffrey Ford
FIC For
Moon Shimmers
Yasmine Galenorn
FIC Gal
The White City
Simon Morden
FIC Mor
Quillifer
Walter Jon Williams
FIC Wil
Vallista
Steven Brust
FIC Bru
Raising Fire
James Bennett
FIC Ben
What The Hell Did I Just Read : A Novel Of Cosmic Horror
David Wong
FIC Won