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Par Kritika H Rao. 2023
High above a jungle-planet float the last refuges of humanity-plant-made civilizations held together by tradition, technology, and arcane science. Here,…architects are revered deeply, with humanity's survival reliant on a privileged few. If not for their abilities, the cities would plunge into the devastating earthrage storms below. Charismatic and powerful, Iravan is one such architect. His abilities are his identity, but to Ahilya, his archeologist wife, they are a method to suppress nonarchitects. Their marriage is thorny and fraught-yet when a jungle expedition goes terribly wrong, jeopardizing their careers, Ahilya and Iravan must work together to save their reputations. But as their city begins to plummet, their discoveries threaten not only their marriage, but their entire civilization
Par Dare Segun Falowo. 2023
There are dragons in Lagos and witches who wear their sons' skins, while a cabal of otherworldly beings are collecting…intelligent life forms in the depths of the universe. This collection features some of Falowo's most notable previously published stories alongside new tales of magic and terror. "Inspired by real events and/or emotional states and fuelled by a love of indigenous cosmologies and pop culture symbolism, they were written in various caged spaces, where the pulse and ambient sounds of the world outside, became after a while, like arrhythmic waves crashing on the shores of my listening."
Par Robert Silverberg. 1998
Each author of these eleven tales has set a story in his or her well-established universe. Some episodes take place…at earlier times in the history of their worlds, and some simply enhance sideline events. Includes work of Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Goodkind, Anne McCaffrey, and Robert Jordan. Some strong language
Twenty-five original short stories relating to dinosaurs. Pat Cadigan's "Dino Trend" describes the Age of the Nanosecond where people dress…as dinosaurs and go to dino clubs. In "Wise One's Tale" by Josepha Sherman, Wise One, a Winged Hunter, explains how his people got their wings. In "Betrayal" by Susan Casper, a man ultimately betrays a mosasaur who once befriended him. For high school and older readers
Par Jan Slepian. 1964
A book written by speech therapists for children who would benefit from ear training, and also for general readers. Lester,…a merboy, wants to grow up and sing with the other mermen. Their song warns passing ships of rocks in the ocean. But Lester must learn to say "L" first, because it is used in the song. For grades K-3
Par John Christopher. 1986
Teenage cousins Simon and Brad, whisked from England to a parallel world in "Fireball," and continuing their fireball experiences in…"New Found Land," now find themselves on the coast of California. After coming upon a strange pagoda, they are captured by slavers and taken to China. There they learn at last the secret of the fireball and encounter incredible practices of mind control. Conclusion of the Fireball Trilogy. For grades 6-9 and older readers
Par Donna Jo Napoli. 1996
Desperately desiring a child, a barren woman sells her soul for Zel, the infant daughter of neighbors. When the maturing…Zel becomes the object of a nobleman's affections, the jealous mother locks Zel away in a tower. For junior and senior high readers
Par Anne Robillard. 2019
Il existe sur la Terre des centaines de sociétés secrètes. Certaines ont dû mettre fin à leurs activités, mais d'autres…poursuivent leur travail occulte malgré tous les efforts de leurs ennemis pour les faire disparaître. Agé de 96 ans, le docteur Charles Mulligan s'accroche à la vie en Colombie Britannique, car il veut absolument savoir ce qui est arrivé à Thomas, son fils adoptif, disparu depuis presque quarante ans. Il se rappelle le jour où il a rencontré la mère de Thomas, la jeunesse rebelle de ce dernier, leurs séjours à l'étranger où il était souvent appelé à travailler, la première peine d'amour du jeune homme, ses efforts pour le soustraire à la guerre, puis le jour où, à Londres, il l'a présenté au docteur George West, un pionnier de la génétique, afin qu'il le prenne sous son aile. Mais Charles ignorait que le docteur West n'était pas qu'un simple chercheur.
Par Olivier Descamps. 2021
Noé et Naïa explorent les fonds marins à bord d'une machine fabriquée par leurs parents scientifiques. Dans les abysses, ils…font une étonnante découverte : les ruines de la légendaire Atlantide. Mais au-delà de ces vestiges se cachent d'autres mystères enfouis dans les profondeurs de l'océan.
Par Sarah Tolmie. 2022
A New York Times Best Fantasy of 2022!“All the Horses of Iceland is a slim and beautiful chronicle in the…tradition of Naomi Mitchison and Ursula K. Le Guin. …The result is a sorcerous journey through hospitality and enchantment.” —The New York TimesA hypnotic historical fantasy with gorgeous and unusual literary prose, from the captivating author of The Fourth Island.Everyone knows of the horses of Iceland, wild, and small, and free, but few have heard their story. Sarah Tolmie’s All the Horses of Iceland weaves their mystical origin into a saga for the modern age. Filled with the magic and darkened whispers of a people on the cusp of major cultural change, All the Horses of Iceland tells the tale of a Norse trader, his travels through Central Asia, and the ghostly magic that followed him home to the land of fire, stone, and ice. His search for riches will take him from Helmgard, through Khazaria, to the steppes of Mongolia, where he will barter for horses and return with much, much more.All the Horses of Iceland is a delve into the secret, imagined history of Iceland's unusual horses, brought to life by an expert storyteller.
Par Arlene F. Marks. 2018
The most dangerous race in the galaxy is the race against time. And the second most dangerous race? The Galactic…Great Council believes it's the Humans. However, as the captain and officers of the Earth ship Marco Polo are about to find out, Humanity has plenty of competition for that title. While visiting Kula'as, Captain Takamura and his crew are recruited by aliens for a covert mission. The Thryggians may be close to breaking out of their pocket universe using a psi-powered heavy ship left over from an ancient war. If they succeed in activating the ship, they'll be unstoppable. Can a bickering bunch of Humans and aliens work together to find and steal the vessel before it is too late?
Par Nicki Pau Preto. 2023
Gideon the Ninth meets the Game of Thrones White Walkers in this dark young adult fantasy about a disgraced ghost-fighting…warrior who must journey into a haunted wasteland to rescue a kidnapped prince. Ready your blade. Defeat the undead. In the Dominions, the dead linger, violent and unpredictable, unless a bonesmith severs the ghost from its earthly remains. For bonesmith Wren, becoming a valkyr—a ghost-fighting warrior—is a chance to solidify her place in the noble House of Bone and impress her frequently absent father. But when sabotage causes Wren to fail her qualifying trial, she is banished to the Border Wall, the last line of defense against a wasteland called the Breach where the vicious dead roam unchecked. Determined to reclaim her family's respect, Wren gets her chance when a House of Gold prince is kidnapped and taken beyond the Wall. To prove she has what it takes to be a valkyr, Wren vows to cross the Breach and rescue the prince. But to do so, she's forced into an uneasy alliance with one of the kidnappers—a fierce ironsmith called Julian from the exiled House of Iron, the very people who caused the Breach in the first place...and the House of Bone's sworn enemy. As they travel, Wren and Julian spend as much time fighting each other as they do the undead, but when they discover there's more behind the kidnapping than either of them knew, they'll need to work together to combat the real danger: a dark alliance that is brewing between the living and the undead
Par Brendan Deneen. 2023
The Kree Empire is knocked back on its heels when the Phalanx, a cybernetic race that converts hosts using a…techno-organic virus, seizes control of Hala, the Kree homeworld. The person who accidentally brought the Phalanx right to the heart of the Kree Empire? Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star-Lord. The remnants of the Kree are in utter disarray, their massive technologically advanced fleets totally susceptible to Phalanx control. Eager to make up for his genuine mistake (and without much choice), Star-Lord and a rag-tag team (Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Drax, and Mantis) are drafted into service to help turn the tide. Can a small group of poorly equipped mercenaries and misfits defeat the Phalanx before they consume the known universe? Outgunned and outmatched, the Guardians of the Galaxy race to find anything or anyone who could hold the secret to stopping the Phalanx, a quest that will take them to the fringes of intergalactic civilization and to the shocking foe at the heart of the threat
Par P. Djèlí Clark. 2023
IN DARKNESS, A SONG CAN LEAD THE WAY. BEWARE WHICH ONE YOU LISTEN TO. Abeni's Song by award-winning author P.…Djèlí Clark is the enchanting beginning of an epic West African and African Diaspora-inspired fantasy adventure for middle-grade listeners about a reluctant apprentice to magic and the stolen villagers she sets out to save. "Lush and magical." —KWAME MBALIA "Astonishing." —MARK OSHIRO "Abeni's story will sweep you away." —AMANDA FOODY On the day of the Harvest Festival, the old woman who lives in the forest appears in Abeni's village with a terrible message: You ignored my warnings. It's too late to run. They are coming. Warriors with burning blades storm the village. A man with a cursed flute plays an impossibly alluring song. And everyone Abeni has ever known and loved is captured and marched toward far-off ghost ships set for even more distant lands. But not Abeni. Abeni is magically whisked away by the old woman. In the forest, Abeni begins her unwanted magical apprenticeship, her journey to escape the witch, and her impossible mission to bring her people home. Abeni's Song is the beginning of a timeless, enchanting fantasy adventure about a reluctant apprentice, a team of spirit kids, and the village they set out to save. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books
Par Rebecca Yarros. 2023
An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book "Suspenseful, sexy, and with incredibly entertaining storytelling, the first…in Yarros' Empyrean series will delight fans of romantic, adventure-filled fantasy."—Booklist, starred review "Fourth Wing will have your heart pounding from beginning to end ... A fantasy like you've never read before."?#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros. Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders. But when you're smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away ... because dragons don't bond to "fragile" humans. They incinerate them. With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother's daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant. She'll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise. Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom's protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret. Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die
Par Anna-Marie McLemore. 2023
Keep your enemies closer. Cade McKenna is a transgender prince who doubles for his brother Patrick, current ruler of Adare.…Valencia Palafox is a young dama to the princess of Eliana, and also an infamous boy assassin known as Gael. Valencia has made Patrick her newest target, not knowing that the first time she meets him, she's really meeting Cade. Cade has placed Gael under his protection, not knowing that Gael has fatal plans for the Adare prince. And when Cade and Valencia blame each other for an enchantment that takes both their families, neither of them realizes that they have far more dangerous enemies-and working together starts to draw them closer, something they never imagined was possible. From married writing team Anna-Marie and Elliott McLemore comes a lush young adult novel about owning your power and becoming who you really are
Par Holly Black. 2020
Jude, 17 ans, vit à la haute cour de Domelfe dans le royaume de Terrafae. Enlevée au monde des mortels…lorsqu'elle n'était qu'une enfant, elle apprend à vivre parmi les Faes, créatures immortelles et cruelles, à se protéger des sortilèges et à se battre à l'épée. Prête à tout pour gagner sa place à la cour, elle affronte le prince Cardan qui la déteste.
Par Alwyn Hamilton. 2018
Les rebelles ont été capturés ou tués mais Amani, elle, a survécu. Dès lors, elle n'a plus le choix :…le sort du désert est entre ses mains et il lui faut agir. Avec son armée de squelettes rebelles, elle se lance dans une périlleuse expédition.
Par Mary Pope Osborne. 2019
Par Mary Pope Osborne. 2019