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Hogfather – Terry Pratchett

What could more genuinely embody the spirit of Christmas (or Hogswatch, on the Discworld) than a Terry Pratchett book about the holiday season? Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists.   Who would want to harm Discworld’s most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless — and oddly familiar — universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and ...

Curses of Scale – S.D. Reeves

Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander’s role he doesn’t want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won’t meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she’ll ...

The Golden Desires – Ann M Pratley

Trent embarks on a journey to escape the world as we know it – he wants to be away from noise and people. As he begins to walk, he starts to dream of a woman, who in turn has started to dream of him. He sights a structure on top of a mountain and is determined to reach it to explore. Once he arrives, he meets Isabella. He can see her but he cannot see people of her village. She can see him but no-one ...

Unofficial Detective – Kathryn Wells

For his whole life, Thordric has been told that his magic is dangerous, and that he must never use it. All over Dinia, half-wizards are treated the same, their magic labelled as dangerous and uncontrollable. When High Wizard Kalljard is murdered, it falls to young Thordric to solve the case. The only trouble? The murder was done by magic, and though Thordric is a half-wizard, he has never fully used his powers. To prove himself right and find the murderer, Thordric has to learn how ...

Dolor and Shadow – Angela B. Chrysler

As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power awakens within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it is only a matter of time before they find the child again. When Kallan, the elven witch and Queen of Lorlenalin, fails to save her dying father, she inherits her father’s war and vows revenge on the one man she believes is responsible: Rune, ...

Grace in the Mirror – Kristy Tate

Fairy tales can come true. But it’s terrifying when it happens to you… Grace James thinks having to wear a hand-me-down uniform while trying to fit into her posh new school in glitzy Orange County is bad, but being followed to class by seven little angry men is worse. The dwarfs believe that Grace has stolen the magic mirror, and they want it back. Opponents become allies and soon Grace can’t tell who is friend or foe and what is real or merely a fairy ...

Forbidden City – A.J. Gallant

A magnificent, muscled specimen weaned on swords and sorcery is making his way through the desert. But this is no ordinary wasteland: scorpions the size of horses and giant 36-foot snakes are ready to strike from the sands at any time. This place shows an unwary traveler no mercy… and Braeden is ready for it. Meanwhile Azalea, a warrior as beautiful as Braeden is handsome, makes her way across the desert and comes across a small village. The Red Dragon tattooed on her signifies that ...

The Wolf Pack – V.M. Sang

All Carthinal wants is admission to the ranks of the mages. Traveling from Bluehaven to Hambara, where his rite of passage is to take place, he doesn’t expect to end up on a quest to find the long-lost sword of the legendary King Sauvern. With strangers he meets on his journey, Carthinal sets out on the seemingly impossible quest. Followed by Randa, the snooty aristocratic daughter of the Duke of Hambara, and the young runaway thief Thad, Carthinal and his companions face tragedy and danger. ...