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Download Nevèrÿona, or: The Tale of Signs and Cities--Some Informal by Samuel R. Delany PDF

By Samuel R. Delany

In his four-volume sequence go back to Neveryeon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery myth to discover his attribute topics of language, strength, gender, and the character of civilization. Wesleyan college Press has reissued the long-unavailable Neveryeonvolumes in exchange paperback.

The 11 tales, novellas, and novels in go back to Neveryeon's 4 volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's verge of collapse, might be in Asia or Africa, or maybe at the Mediterranean. Taken slave in youth, Gorgik earnings his freedom, leads a slave insurrection, and turns into a minister of country, ultimately abolishing slavery. paradoxically, notwithstanding, he's sexually aroused by means of the iron slave collars of servitude. Does this contaminate his venture -- or accentuate it? most likely elaborated from an historic textual content of unknown geographical foundation, the tales are sunk in translators' and commentators' introductions and appendices, forming a richly comedian body.

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Download It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 1) by Heather Blake PDF

By Heather Blake

Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a protracted line of witches who've the facility to supply needs utilizing spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to hitch the relations enterprise, yet they quickly locate themselves knee deep in murder...

Until 3 weeks in the past, Darcy and Harper have been operating dead-end jobs and attempting to placed their problems at the back of them. Then their aunt Velma introduced a bombshell: They're truly Wishcrafters - witches with the facility to provide needs with an insignificant spell. short of a clean begin, they head to their aunt's magic-themed vacationer city to grasp their newfound skills.

But their magic fails them while a wannabe witch turns up lifeless - strangled with Aunt Ve's shawl - and Ve's sweetheart, Sylar, is located looming over the physique. Ve is status via her guy, yet Darcy overheard Skylar want that the sufferer might disappear - without end. With Harper distracted by means of her good-looking new weigh down, Darcy is decided to sleuth her option to the reality. yet it'll take greater than a desire to get to the bottom of this mystery....

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Download The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison PDF

By E. R. Eddison

This is often the ebook that formed the panorama of latest technological know-how fiction. J. R. R. Tolkien acclaimed its writer as "the maximum and such a lot convincing author of 'invented worlds' that i've got read." Written within the most sensible traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, it recounts compelling stories of warriors and witches.

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Download Legacy of Kings (Magister Trilogy, Book 3) by C. S. Friedman PDF

By C. S. Friedman

The younger peasant lady Kamala has confirmed robust and made up our minds adequate to say the main strong Magister sorcery for herself - yet now the Magisters hunt her for killing one in every of their very own. Her basically wish of survival lies within the northern Protectorates, the place spells are warped through a curse known as the Wrath that even the Magisters worry. initially meant to guard the lands of fellows from creatures recognized simply as souleaters, the Wrath seems to be weakening-and the specter of this historic enemy is once again falling around the land.
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About the Author

Celia S. Friedman (born January 12, 1957) is a author of technology fiction and fantasy.

Friedman writes epic technology fiction and myth novels which characteristic advanced interweavings of plot and richly unique settings. to this point she has released 8 novels, a number of brief tales, and a sourcebook for White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade role-playing online game. initially a dressing up fashion designer by means of exchange, Friedman started her publishing profession in 1986, and give up costuming in 1996 to jot down full-time. She was once nominated for the loo Campbell award in 1986, and her novel This Alien Shore was once a brand new York occasions remarkable e-book of the yr.

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Download The Spirit War (The Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 4) by Rachel Aaron PDF

By Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is useless. He's cocky. And he's a thief.

But he's a thief who has simply obvious his bounty crowned and he's now not satisfied approximately it. The bounty topper, because it seems, is his ally, bodyguard, and grasp swordsman, Josef. Who has been maintaining secrets and techniques from Eli. it sounds as if, he's the single prince of a slightly feisty state and his mom (a ambitious queen who's every piece as pushed and obdurate as he's) desires him to come back domestic and do his accountability, this means that throwing over own goals like proving he's the best swordsman who ever lived.

Family drama apart, Eli and Josef have their arms complete. The Spirit courtroom has been usurped by means of the Council of Thrones and anyone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a major invasion. yet it's not only politics --- the Immortal Empress has a particular goal in brain: Eli Monpress, the best thief within the world.

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Download Small Gods (Discworld, Book 13) (UK Edition) by Terry Pratchett PDF

By Terry Pratchett

'Just since you can't clarify it, doesn't suggest it's a miracle.'

at the start was once the note. And the notice used to be: 'Hey, you!' this can be the Discworld, in spite of everything, and faith is a debatable enterprise. all people has their very own opinion, and certainly their very own gods, of each form and dimension, and all elbowing for area on the best. In this sort of aggressive surroundings, form and dimension should be lovely an important to make one's presence felt. So it's by no means invaluable to be diminished to showing within the kind of a tortoise, a manifestation a long way under god-like prestige in anyone's book.

In such situations, you wish an acolyte, and quick: for the good God Om, Brutha the beginner is the selected One - or at the least the single One to be had. He wishes peace and justice and concord. He additionally desires the Inquisition to prevent torturing him now, please...

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Download The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, Book 1) by Brent Weeks PDF

By Brent Weeks

From New York Times bestselling writer Brent Weeks...
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he's the city's such a lot finished artist.

For Azoth, survival is precarious. anything you by no means take with no consideration. As a guild rat, he's grown up within the slums, and realized to pass judgement on humans speedy - and to take dangers. dangers like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

But to be approved, Azoth needs to flip his again on his outdated lifestyles and include a brand new id and identify. As Kylar Stern, he needs to learn how to navigate the assassins' international of harmful politics and weird magics - and domesticate an inherent ability for death.

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Download Virconium (Virconium Series, Book 3) by M. John Harrison PDF

By M. John Harrison

On hand to American readers for the 1st time, this landmark assortment gathers 4 groundbreaking myth classics from the acclaimed writer of sunshine. Set within the imagined urban of Viriconium, listed here are the masterworks that revolutionized a style and enthralled a new release of readers: The Pastel urban, A typhoon of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights. again in print after an extended absence, those singular stories of a undying realm and its enigmatic population are actually reborn and compiled to captivate an entire new generation.

From the alternate Paperback variation.

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Download The Crystal Gryphon (Witch World Series 2: High Hallack by Andre Norton PDF

By Andre Norton

Few authors have accomplished such renown as international myth existence success honoree and technological know-how Fiction Writers of the US Grand grasp Andre Norton. With the affection of readers and the compliment of critics, Norton's books have bought thousands of copies worldwide.In a time and position of swords and sorcery . . . the following starts the saga of Kerovan of Ulmsdale, born with the amber eyes and cloven hooves of the previous Ones, who seeks his rightful background as Lord-heir of Ulmsdale—and woman Joisan of Ithkrypt, proxy-wed to Kerovan, who wears approximately her neck Kerovan's valuable and robust present . . . a small crystal globe encasing a tiny gryphon.Kerovan and Joisan—each without end entwined within the other's fate—their future clouded through darkish evils that threaten to spoil their kingdoms. jointly, they search to liberate the wondrous powers they carry inside of them . . . and the mysterious secrets and techniques of the crystal gryphon.

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Download Flesh and Fire (The Vineart War, Book 1) by Laura Anne Gilman PDF

By Laura Anne Gilman

From acclaimed bestselling writer Laura Anne Gilman comes a distinct and enchanting new tale of myth and event, wine and magic, possibility and hope....

Once, all strength within the Vin Lands was once held through the prince-mages, who on my own might craft spellwines, and selfishly used them to extend their very own wealth and impression. yet their abuse of strength triggered a demigod to damage the Vine, shattering the ability of the mages. Now, fourteen centuries later, it's the humble Vinearts who carry the key of crafting spells from wines, the resource of magic, and they're prohibited from protecting power.

But now rumors come of a brand new darkness emerging within the vineyards. unusual, terrifying creatures, surprising plagues, and mysterious disappearances threaten the land. just one Vineart senses the chance, and he has just one weapon to take advantage of opposed to it: a tender slave. His identify is Jerzy, and his origins are unknown, even to him. but his uncanny feel of the Vinearts' craft deals a touch of larger magics inside -- magics that his grasp, the Vineart Malech, needs to domesticate and develop. yet time is working out. If Malech can't educate his new apprentice the secrets and techniques of the spellwines, and if Jerzy can't grasp his personal untapped powers, the Vin Lands shall definitely be destroyed.

In Flesh and hearth, first in a spellbinding new trilogy, Laura Anne Gilman conjures a narrative as strong as magic itself, as intoxicating because the best of wines, and as undying because the maximum legends ever informed.

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