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Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, Book 4)

By Naomi Novik

“A new author is hovering at the wings of a dragon.”
–The manhattan Times

“Enthralling reading–it’s like Jane Austen enjoying Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.”
–Time, on His Majesty’s Dragon

Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose amazing fleet of scuffling with dragons and their human captains valiantly protect England’s seashores opposed to the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. a pandemic of unknown starting place and no identified therapy is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks–forcing the hopelessly into quarantine. Now purely Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons stay uninfected–and stand because the merely technique of an airborne safeguard opposed to France’s ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte’s dragons are already harrowing Britain’s ships at sea. just one recourse continues to be: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, needs to take to the air to Africa, whose seashores could carry the healing to the mysterious and lethal contagion. in this undertaking there is not any time to waste, and no telling what lies in shop past the horizon or for these left at the back of to attend, desire, and carry the line.

“A gripping event jam-packed with wealthy aspect and the most unlikely ask yourself of gilded fantasy.”
–Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty’s Dragon

“A exciting fable . . . All hail Naomi Novik.”
–The Washington submit e-book international, on His Majesty’s Dragon

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The Dragon's Lair (The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme)

By Elizabeth Haydon

The Dragon's Lair, the 3rd quantity in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed The misplaced Journals of Ven Polypheme sequence for center grade readers, is now to be had with a beautiful new cover.

Barely at some point after pleasant his moment project for King Vandemere as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, younger Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme―known as Ven―is off on one other experience. to maintain them secure from the wrath of the Thief Queen, whose rage at their get away from the Gated urban understands no bounds, the king sends Ven and his acquaintances on a major mission.

Their trip takes them throughout a wondrous land jam-packed with marvels―and threat. For the venture the king entrusts to Ven is a fragile one: to find the reason for a dispute among warring kingdoms. regrettably for Ven, the reply leads him directly into the lair of a truly indignant dragon…

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Because We Were the Travellers

By Jack Lasenby

In a land referred to as the Whykatto, south of town of Orklun, the sunlight rises indignant within the sky, eats the wintry weather grass and flames in the direction of the western horizon. because the sky turns fiery, figures seem within the panorama: a boy, limping, followed by way of an previous girl. forged out from their tribe they make the adventure on my own, clear of the sun' rage, clear of the deserts of the north, towards the southern lands.

This is Ishs story, a story of rejection, of survival opposed to the percentages, of transforming into up in an age while a lot is feared, and few could be relied on.

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Moon-Flash

By Patricia A. McKillip

This omnibus variation combines the acclaimed Patricia A. McKillip's science-fiction novels, Moon-Flash and The Moon and the Face.

Kyreol's small international starts on the Face, a excessive rock cliff, and ends at Fourteen Falls, a chain of rapids. every year, her humans have a good time Moon-Flash—a spark of sunshine that turns out to come back from and pass into the moon, a logo of lifestyles and pleasure. whilst a mysterious stranger arrives, Kyreol desires to recognize extra approximately him, in addition to the Moon-Flash, and shortly she and her youth pal Terje go away their domestic to appear for solutions. these solutions will pluck Kyreol from Riverworld and rework her existence forever—by fast-forwarding her right into a destiny she will be able to slightly comprehend.

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Among Others (Hugo Award Winner - Best Novel)

By Jo Walton

Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for top Novel

Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for most sensible Novel

Startling, strange, and but irresistably readable, Among Others is instantly the compelling tale of a tender girl suffering to flee a stricken youth, a super diary of first encounters with the good novels of contemporary fable and SF, and a spellbinding story of get away from historic enchantment.

Raised through a half-mad mom who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps chanced on safe haven in worlds. As a toddler growing to be up in Wales, she performed one of the spirits who made their houses in commercial ruins. yet her brain came across freedom and promise within the technological know-how fiction novels that have been her closest partners. Then her mom attempted to bend the spirits to darkish ends, and Mori was once pressured to confront her in a paranormal conflict that left her crippled--and her dual sister lifeless.
Fleeing to her father whom she slightly knew, Mori used to be despatched to boarding university in England-a position all yet without actual magic. There, outcast and by myself, she tempted destiny via doing magic herself, in an try to discover a circle of like-minded pals. yet her magic additionally drew the eye of her mom, bringing a few reckoning that can not be placed off...
Combining parts of autobiography with flights of mind's eye within the demeanour of novels like Jonathan Lethem's The citadel of Solitude, this is often almost certainly a breakout publication for an writer whose genius has already been hailed via friends like Kelly hyperlink, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula okay. Le Guin.
One of School Library Journal's top grownup Books four young people titles of 2011
One of io9's most sensible technology Fiction & myth books of the 12 months 2011

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Lyra's Oxford

By Philip Pullman

An exhilarating new story set on the earth of Philip Pullman's His darkish fabrics saga. This collectible hardcover quantity contains a brief tale by means of Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and numerous "souvenirs" from the earlier. The ebook is illustrated all through with woodcut illustrations via John Lawrence.

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Beggars Ride (Beggars Trilogy, Book 3)

By Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress, one of many best writers of technological know-how fiction this present day, has written a couple of provocative and award-winning tales and novels. however it is with the Beggars trilogy that she has reached the head of her good fortune. built out of her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella, "Beggars in Spain," the trilogy was once introduced with Beggars in Spain (1993), additionally a Nebula nominee for most sensible novel, and persisted in Beggars and Choosers (1995). either obtained common compliment and strange enthusiasm. Locus, for example, stated "the pleasure of interpreting a piece of SF so clever, humane, regarding, totally genuine...magnificent," and went directly to say, "It is Kress's impressive success in Beggars and Choosers, that medical growth and human idealism, the using forces in the back of the very best tough SF...,never depart at the back of the passionate litter that's life...."

Now the trilogy is finished in Beggars trip, a compelling novel of technological know-how fiction that increases essentially the most bold and large-scale works of the last decade to the prestige of entire masterpiece. Kress, a author who were effectively in comparison to H.G. Wells and Aldous Huxley, offers with evolutionary forces, genetic engineering, technological growth, and social and sophistication clash, confronting enduring matters that face human society during this century and the next.

The Sleepless and the SuperSleepless, generations of genetically transformed superhumans, are actually in clash with one another, and with the spectrum of standard humanity, whose radical department into the wealthy and negative has made a parody of democracy within the twenty-second century. Human civilization has been remodeled. Now it can be destroyed. And if it falls, what sort of international is left, what sort of humanity?

Nancy Kress has written a piece of fiction that culminates and brings to new fruition the Wellsian pressure of SF invented a century ago.

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Gregor the Overlander Collection: Books 1-5 (Underland Chronicles, The)

By Suzanne Collins

Learn all 5 books within the manhattan occasions bestselling Gregor: The Underland Chronicles!

When Gregor follows his little sister via a grate within the laundry room in their ny house development, he hurtles into the darkish Underland underneath town. There, people stay uneasily beside colossal spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats--but the delicate peace is ready to fall apart.

Gregor desires no half during this clash, yet many times, he and his family members are drawn into the Underland. Gregor needs to locate his position within the scary prophecies he encounters, the power to guard his kin, and the braveness to guard opposed to a military of big rats.

In this action-packed and masterful sequence, Suzanne Collins unfolds the destiny of the Underland and its nice warrior, Gregor the Overlander.

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