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Children of Earth and Sky (by Guy Gavriel Kay)

Hodder & Stoughton (12 May, 2016)

From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates , a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the Grand Khalif at his request-and possibly to do more-and a beautiful oman, posing as a doctor's wi ...

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The Ice Queen (by Alice Hoffman)

Vintage (03 Aug, 2006)

The story begins with a little girl who makes a wish one snowy night and ruins her life. She grows up with a splinter of ice in her heart until one day, standing by her kitchen window, she is struck by lightning. Instead of killing her, this cataclysmic event sparks off a new beginning. She seeks out Lazarus Jones, a fellow lightning survivor. He is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water ...

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Poison City (London Tau) (by Paul Crilley)

Hodder & Stoughton (11 Aug, 2016)

The name's Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service. My life revolves around two things - finding out who killed my daughter and imagining what I'm going to do to the bastard when I catch him. I have two friends. The first is my boss, Armitage, a fifty-something DCI from Yorkshire who looks more like ...

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Iron Night : A Generation V Novel (by M. L. Brennan)

ROC (20 Feb, 2014)

Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilising. He's learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shape-shifting friend Suzume Hollis and has actually found a decent roommate for once. Until he finds his roommate's ...

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Smoke (by Dan Vyleta)

W&N (07 Jul, 2016)

This book is set in a Victoria era where life has taken a slightly different turn to the one which we know. Britain has deliberately shut itself off from the world and the technological advancements that are being made elsewhere. It is deliberately choosing to remain stuck as an almost forgotten backwater in the world where possessing new technology is a crime. Sin has become a visible concept in the form o ...

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Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore) (by Ursula K. LeGuin)

Gollancz (06 Oct, 2005)

Orrec, the son of the Brantor of Caspromant, and Gry, daughter of the Brantors of Barre and Rodd, have grown up together, running half-wild across the Uplands. The people there are like their land: harsh and fierce and prideful; ever at war with each other. Only the gifts keep the fragile peace. The Barre gift is calling animals. The women of Cordemant have the power of blinding, or making deaf, or taking a ...

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How I Live Now (by Meg Rosoff)

Penguin (30 Jun, 2005)

Fifteen-year-old Daisy thinks she knows all about love. Her mother died giving birth to her, and now her dad has sent her away for the summer, to live in the English countryside with cousins she's never even met. There she'll discover what real love is: something violent, mysterious and wonderful. There her world will be turned upside down and a perfect summer will explode into a million bewildering piec ...

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Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of The First Law (by Joe Abercrombie)

Gollancz (26 Apr, 2016)

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.
Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is.

Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disa ...

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Burned: An Alex Verus novel (by Benedict Jacka)

Orbit (07 Apr, 2016)

Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that. Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for dea ...

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Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) (by Jodi Taylor)

Accent Press Ltd (20 Aug, 2015)

Time travel meets history in this explosive, bestselling adventure series. At St Mary s Institute of Historical Research, the historians don t just study the past, they revisit it. Behind the strait-laced fa├žade of a conventional academic institution, the secret of time travel is being used for ground-breaking and daring historical research taking the historians on a rollercoaster ride through history: fro ...

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Archangel's Kiss: The Guild Hunter Series (by Nalini Singh)

Gollancz (04 Mar, 2010)

Welcome to a dark new world where lethal, beautiful archangels hold sway over immortals and mortals both, with the Guild Hunters caught in between, tasked with retrieving those vampires who break their contracts with their angelic masters. Elena Deveraux is a Guild Hunter. She was hired to do the impossible - to hunt down a rogue Archangel - and she suceeded where none had believed she could. But in the pro ...

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Eclipse: 3 (Twilight Saga) (by Stephenie Meyer)

Atom (03 Jul, 2008)

Bella?' Edward's soft voice came from behind me. I turned to see him spring lightly up the porch steps, his hair windblown from running. He pulled me into his arms at once, and kissed me again. His kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine - like he was afraid we had only so much time left to us. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious kill ...

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