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Bitterblue

By Kristin Cashore
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Kristin Cashore
The long-awaited companion to the New York Times bestsellers Graceling and FireEight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue and her country were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace.But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck's death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck's reign; and to forget every dark event that ever happened. Monsea's past has become shrouded in mystery, and it's only when Bitterblue begins sneaking out of her castle - curious, disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, that she begins to realise the truth. Her kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year long spell of a madman, and now their only chance to move forward is to revisit the past.Whatever that past holds.Two thieves, who have sworn only to steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, who possesses an unidentified Grace, may also hold a key to her heart ...
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Blackveil

By Kristen Britain
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Kristen Britain
Karigan G'ladheon was a regular girl until she stumbled across a dying man. There were two arrows embedded in his back, and wherever his horse was taking him, he was going to die before they got there.He gave Karigan his horse, his cloak and his brooch - the symbol that he was one of the King's Green Riders - and, with them, his mission. To deliver a message to the King. He made her swear to do it ... even though the Shadow Man who killed him would be hot on her trail. That mission made her a Green Rider.Now, her first legendary mission is long complete. Karigan has learnt to wield the magic her Green Rider brooch allows her to access, and she's used it to defy some of the most terrifying dark magicians of the age. But while Mornhavon the Black has gone, he's not defeated. His restless spirit haunts Blackveil, the lethal, corrupt forest that stands beyond a failing magical wall at the edge of King Zachary's territory. Karigan's destiny is leading her there, and when her King asks her to join a mission to Blackveil to save the remnants of a dying race, it seems she has little choice but to follow it ...
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  • Black Halo

    By Sam Sykes
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    Sam Sykes
    Lenk and his band of fellow mismatched and grumpy adventurers are shipwrecked on an island. An island that is a graveyard for demons and dragonmen alike. An island inhabited by lizard men. An island of secrets that is about to become a battleground.And back in civilisation Bralston, a very different Librarian, is being sent out to learn exactly what has happened to the Tome of the Undergates and to punish those that have misused magic. And Bralston will uphold the law.But the Tome will be read and it is calling to those who would read it and open the gates to hell.Sam Sykes' unique and energetic fantasy has carved out its own place in the fantasy landscape. Critics are arguing about the book but readers have fallen for its dark and twisted charms. This is a key fantasy for the new decade.
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    Bodyguard Of Lightning

    By Stan Nicholls
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    Stan Nicholls
    Where a unique fantasy series began!A fast moving, action packed epic that for the first time tells the story of fantasy's traditional enemy, giving orcs their own motives, heroes and destiny.An epic quest that takes orc warband leader Stryke and his warriors on a journey to secure five artifacts of power with which they hope the can buy their freedom but which actually hold the key to everything and the explanation for the sudden incursion of mankind into the world of the elder races, an incursion that is leeching the magic out of the land of Maras-Dantia.
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    The Bitter Seed of Magic

    By Suzanne McLeod
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    Suzanne McLeod
    On the surface, Genny's life seems ripple-free right now. Finn, her sexy boss, has stopped pushing for a decision on their relationship. The seductive vampire Malik al-Khan has vanished back into the shadows. And the witches have declared her no longer a threat. But unless Genny can find a way to break the fertility curse afflicting London's fae, she knows this is just the lull before the magical storm. Then a faeling - a teenage girl - is fished out of the River Thames, dead and bound with magic, and Genny is called into investigate. As she digs through the clues, her search takes a sinister and dangerous turn, exposing age-old secrets that might be better left buried. Then another faeling disappears, and Genny finds herself in a race against time to save the faeling and stop the curse from claiming its next victim - herself!
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    Bloodfever

    By Karen Marie Moning
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    Karen Marie Moning
    I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets ...In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh - a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can't trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V'lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.
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    The Black Lung Captain

    By Chris Wooding
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    Chris Wooding
    Darian Frey is down on his luck. He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky. Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong. It's getting so a man can't make a dishonest living any more.Enter Captain Grist. He's heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the treasures of a lost civilisation, and he needs Frey's help to get it. There's only one problem. The craft is lying in the trackless heart of a remote island, populated by giant beasts and subhuman monsters.Dangerous, yes. Suicidal, perhaps. Still, Frey's never let common sense get in the way of a fortune before. But there's something other than treasure on board that aircraft. Something that a lot of important people would kill for. And it's going to take all of Frey's considerable skill at lying, cheating and stealing if he wants to get his hands on it ...Strap yourself in for another tale of adventure and debauchery, pilots and pirates, golems and daemons, double-crosses and double-double-crosses. The crew of the Ketty Jay are back!
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  • Bonds of Justice

    By Nalini Singh
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    Nalini Singh
    Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture ...Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max's liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people's nightmares, other people's evil, she's standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury ... and executioner ...
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  • Blaze of Memory

    By Nalini Singh
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    Nalini Singh
    Nalini Singh returns to the Psy/Changeling world as a woman without a past becomes the pawn of a man who controls her future ...Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she's dangerous. Charged with protecting his people's most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It's a task he's never hesitated to complete ... until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might yet prove the enemy's most insidious weapon.Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die ...
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  • Bite Me If You Can

    By Lynsay Sands
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    Lynsay Sands
    One minute Leigh was walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire was sinking his teeth into her neck. It turns out he was a rogue vampire already marked for termination ... but that doesn't do Leigh any good. The damage has already been done: she's become one of them.Lucian Argeneau, rogue vampire hunter, has been alive for over two thousand years, and there's not much that can excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary, life is increasingly bland. Then Leigh drops into his life, and suddenly he finds himself craving coffee ... and imagining the sassy brunette atop the black satin sheets of his lovely big bed! It's Lucian's job to teach Leigh about being immortal, a task made more difficult as tutoring her ignites a fire in him that hasn't burned for centuries.But until they stop a renegade bloodsucker from destroying the human race, the passion will have to wait!
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    Bored Of The Rings

    By The Harvard Lampoon
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    The Harvard Lampoon
    Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny, this book has delighted most, and outraged a few, Tolkien fans in the US for more than 40 years.Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole, this is a killingly effective parody of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum) to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, mean-minded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo), no character is safe. Fleeing the Nozdrul, bored by acid-casualty Tim Benzedrine and harassed throughout by the minions of Sorhed, the fellowship move through a Middle Earth like no other. Short, sharp and very much to the point, even Tolkien would be hard-pressed to surpress a giggle at BORED OF THE RINGS.
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  • A Bite to Remember

    By Lynsay Sands
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    Lynsay Sands
    Rule #1: Never get involved with someone who won't be there for you when the sun comes up.Rule #2: Never kiss a vampire ... it can be a pain in the neck.Once bitten, twice shy - and sexy PI Jackie Morrisey *so* wasn't going there again with a vampire. Vincent Argeneau might be the hottest guy she'd ever met, living or dead, but she'd been hired to stop a killer from turning him into dust, not to jump into bed with him. So what if Vincent's had four hundred years to perfect his kissing skills, and looks incredibly tempting when he runs around the house shirtless. He's also charming, protective ... and did we mention he can kiss? Jackie needs to be on her guard, or else she'll have to come up with a new rule: if you're going to fall in love with a vampire, make sure it's a bite to remember.
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  • The Bitten

    By L.A. Banks
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    L.A. Banks
    She is a woman who lives between pleasure and pain - the pure, scintillating pleasure of the flesh and the kind of pain that has rocked the world and left it strewn with chaos set to a hip-hop beat. Her name is Damali Richards. And when she makes love to a master vampire, it changes everything in a struggle between good and evil - with the future of humanity hanging in the balance ... THE BITTENIn L.A. Banks' astounding new Vampire Huntress novel, an unforgettable scene of seduction touches off a violent race around the world - and into a realm beneath us. For Damali, once a pawn, has been given a new, pulsating power of her own - bitten by lover and vampire extraordinaire Carlos Rivera. Between them, they know how high the stakes have risen. A powerful lord of darkness has hijacked a mystical key containing the blood of Christ. And for a world where blood runs like a river, one drop of this blood will be the end ...
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  • Bitten & Smitten

    By Michelle Rowen
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    Michelle Rowen
    Blind dates can be bad, but Sarah Dearly's date is a true contender for worst ever. His neck nibbling didn't just leave a bruise; it turns her into a vampire - and the newest target for a pack of zealot vampire hunters.With her date now their latest victim, Sarah runs for her immortal life - straight into Thierry de Bennicoeur, a master vampire who is just a wee bit suicidal. Thierry can't resist a damsel in distress and agrees to teach Sarah how to live the vampire life if she'll help him end his own. But as it turns out, Sarah may be his best reason for living.
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    By Midnight

    By Mia James
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    Mia James
    April Dunne is not impressed. She's had to move from Edinburgh to Highgate, London, with her parents. She's left her friends - and her entire life - behind. She has to start at a new school and, worst of all, now she's stuck in a creepy old dump of a house which doesn't even have proper mobile phone reception.Ravenwood, her new school, is a prestigious academy for gifted (financially or academically) students - and the only place her parents could find her a place, in the middle of term, in the middle of London, on incredibly short notice. So she's stuck with the super-rich, and the super-smart ... and trying to fit in when the rest of the students seem to be more glamorous, smarter, or more talented than she is, is more than tough. It's intimidating and isolating, even when she finds a friend in the conspiracy-theorist Caro Jackson - and perhaps finds something more than friendship in the gorgeous, mysterious Gabriel Swift.But there's more going on at Ravenwood than meets the eye. Practical jokes on new students are normal, but when Gabriel saves her from ... something ... in Highgate Cemetery, and then she discovers that a murder took place just yards away from where she had been standing, April has to wonder if something more sinister is going on.... and whether or not she's going to live through it ...To find out more about the Ravenwood series visit www.ravenwoodmysteries.com
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    Blue Diablo

    By Ann Aguirre
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    Ann Aguirre
    'Right now, I'm a redhead. I've been blonde and brunette as the situation requires, though an unscheduled colour change usually means relocating in the middle of the night. So far, I'm doing well here. Nobody knows what I'm running from. And I'd like to keep it that way.'Eighteen months ago, Corine Solomon crossed the border to Mexico City, fleeing her past, her lover, and her 'gift' - for Corine is a handler: she can touch something and know its history, and sometimes, its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing - and that's why people never stop trying to find her. People like her ex, Chance ...Chance's uncanny luck has led him to her doorstep. He needs her help. Someone dear to them both has gone missing in Laredo, Texas, and the only hope of finding her is through Corine's gift. But their search is going to get dangerous as the trail leads them into a strange dark world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies - and the blackest of black magic.
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    The Broken Sword

    By Poul Anderson
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    Poul Anderson
    The sword Tyrfing has been broken to prevent it striking at the roots of Yggdrasil, the great tree that binds earth, heaven and hell together ... but now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves, who are heavily involved in their war against the trolls, and only Scafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade the mighty ice-giant, Bolverk, to make the sword Thor broke whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Scafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who took his place in the world of men.A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece.
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  • The Blade Itself

    By Joe Abercrombie
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    Joe Abercrombie
    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed......especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult...
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    The Body in Action

    By Sarah Key
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    Sarah Key
    Whether you suffer from aches, pains and creaky joints, or you simply feel old beyond your years, The Body In Action will help you achieve a better body and a healthier life.Sarah Key, renowned physiotherapist and author of The Back Sufferers' Bible and Back in Action, shows you how to keep your skeleton young with a series of stretches designed to combat stiffness and pain.Key shows you how to:* spot the tell-tale warning signs of imminent joint problems* take immediate action to reverse the trend* exercise to alleviate pain and restore full mobilityStretches derived from Iyengar yoga, which suit all levels of ability, are explained, and a 30-minute daily regime is outlined at the end of the book. Extensively illustrated, with easy to follow advice and exercises, The Body In Action will help you break the bad habits that come with our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
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    Body Foods For Life

    By Jane Clarke
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    Jane Clarke
    An indispensable guide which shows how to use food for optimum health and well-being.Food should always be a pleasure, but it is also a great healer, the perfect antidote to tiredness, stress, and a variety of ailments from headaches to indigestion. Even with serious illness, such as heart attacks or cancer, Jane Clarke is convinced we can prevent or control many of these 'diseases of modern living' by nutritional management.Jane Clarke believes in building a positive relationship with food by concentrating on the foods you can eat and enjoy. Packed with tips to inspire you to adjust your eating habits, BODY FOODS FOR LIFE explains our nutritional needs simply and effectively, and shows how to design a healthy eating plan for every member of the family. 'Those who want to eat healthily - but not boringly - should read BODY FOODS FOR LIFE by Jane Clarke . . . Clarke has a refreshing approach to guilt-free eating and a vastly appetising selection of recipes' Harpers & Queen
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