Children of Amarid

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429911016

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 2591

A thousand years ago in Tobyn-Ser, Amarid and Theron discovered magical crystals that enabled them to bond with hawks to produce powerful magic. together, they started an order, dedicating themselves to using their powers to help their people. Theron was expelled from the Order for abusing his power, but ever since, the Children of Amarid have faithfully upheld their vow using their power selflessly to protect the land and its people. Now the idyllic peace of Tobyn-Ser has been shattered by news of mages destroying crops, burning villages, and murdering innocents. Rumor even say that Theron may have returned from the dead to wreak vengeance on Tobyn-Ser an the Order that spurned him. uncovering the truth about the renegade mages and restoring peace to the sundered land will take a young but powerful Hawk-Mage named Jaryd across the length and breadth of Tobyn-Ser, a journey he must complete before it's too late to save the Order...and the world. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Time's Children

Author: DB Jackson

Publisher: Angry Robot

ISBN: 0857667920

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5083

Fifteen year-old Tobias Doljan, a Walker trained to travel through time, is called to serve at the court of Daerjen. The sovereign, Mearlan IV, wants him to Walk back fourteen years, to prevent a devastating war which will destroy all of Islevale. Even though the journey will double TobiasÍ age, he agrees. But he arrives to discover Mearlan has already been assassinated, and his court destroyed. The only survivor is the infant princess, Sofya. Still a boy inside his newly adult body, Tobias must find a way to protect the princess from assassins, and build himself a futureƒ in the past. File Under: Fantasy [ Time Demons | They See Me WalkinÍ | Young Inside | Disturbing Allies ]

To be Continued

An Annotated Guide to Sequels

Author: Merle Jacob,Hope Apple

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 465

View: 9236

Adds 1,600 new books and 400 new series, maintaining the first volume's successful formula.

Where the Wild Books Are

A Field Guide to Ecofiction

Author: Jim Dwyer

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 0874178126

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 6423

As interest in environmental issues grows, many writers of fiction have embraced themes that explore the connections between humans and the natural world. Ecologically themed fiction ranges from profound philosophical meditations to action-packed entertainments. Where the Wild Books Are offers an overview of nearly 2,000 works of nature-oriented fiction. The author includes a discussion of the precursors and history of the genre, and of its expansion since the 1970s. He also considers its forms and themes, as well as the subgenres into which it has evolved, such as speculative fiction, ecodefense, animal stories, mysteries, ecofeminist novels, cautionary tales, and others. A brief summary and critical commentary of each title is included. Dwyer’s scope is broad and covers fiction by Native American writers as well as ecofiction from writers around the world. Far more than a mere listing of books, Where the Wild Books Are is a lively introduction to a vast universe of engaging, provocative writing. It can be used to develop book collections or curricula. It also serves as an introduction to one of the most fertile areas of contemporary fiction, presenting books that will offer enjoyable reading and new insights into the vexing environmental questions of our time.

Time's Demon

BOOK II OF THE ISLEVALE CYCLE

Author: D B Jackson

Publisher: Angry Robot

ISBN: 0857667947

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4916

Two time-traveling heroes must change the future before they are murdered in the past, in the incredible fantasy sequel to Time's Children Fifteen year-old Tobias Doljan Walked back in time to prevent a war, but instead found himself trapped in an adult body, his king murdered and with an infant princess, Sofya, to protect. Now he has been joined by fellow Walker and Spanner, Mara, and together they must find a way to undo the timeline which orphaned the princess and destroyed their future. Arrayed against them are assassins who share their time-traveling powers, but have dark ambitions of their own, and the Tirribin demon, Droë, whose desperate quest for human love and Tobias leads her into alliances which threaten all of Islevale. File Under: Fantasy [ Time Killers | Span the Divide | Back to a Future | Enemies at Heart ]

The Outlanders

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812571134

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 5375

The magical Order of the Children of Amarid is appalled to discover that the terrible attacks on their people are being perpetrated by invaders from the land of Lon-Ser, where magic has been forsaken for technology

Fluent in Fantasy

A Guide to Reading Interests

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 4174

Herald offers an historical and structural overview of the genre, describes 15 subgenres and a score of variations within them, and lists nearly 1,000 of the best and most current reads available in the fantasy arena. An appendix lists recommended fantasy titles for young adults.

What Do I Read Next? 2002

Author: Gale Group,Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787652951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 712

View: 6773

Contains descriptions of 1,201 books in nine fiction genres published in late 2001 and 2002, each including the author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, subject, plot summary, and lists of reviews and other books by the same writer; arranged alphabetically by author in each genre section.

Robin Hood

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429933810

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3469

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured through out popular mythology. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king, and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 1077


What Do I Read Next 1998

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787621506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 679

View: 8153

By identifying similarities in various books, this annual selection guide aims to help readers to indepdently choose titles of interest published in the last year.

Weavers of War

Book Five of Winds of the Forelands

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466831855

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8033

Weavers of War brings Winds of the Forelands to a powerful climax. After nine-hundred years of peace, war has again erupted between the magical Qirsi and their Eandi masters. After the failed Qirsi uprising nearly a millennium ago, the Eandi thought they could prevent another bloody conflict by making sure no Qirsi Weaver was born, a sorcerer powerful enough to wield many magics and worse, weave together others' magics into a fearsomely powerful weapon. But now a Weaver has come to power. For years he worked secretly, with assassins, spies, and traitors to create deep resentments and suspicions among the lords of the land. He has even divided his own people, for while all feel oppressed, even the Weaver's most loyal collaborators fear his anger and the bitter lash of his punishment when they disappoint him. In the chaos of a war which is sundering the land, only Grinsa, a humble fortuneteller, stands against the growing dark power of the Weaver's ever-advancing horde. But Grinsa has battled the Weaver once before and lost, barely avoiding a magical killing blow. With the fate of the Forelands resting on his shoulders, he must step into the breach again, facing the near certainty of his own death, and the loss of all he holds dear.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8984


Spell Blind

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625793405

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9415

Book #1 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a new contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all-star David B. Coe. A hardboiled, magic-using private detective hunts a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste¾a person with a wizards gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon¾which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again. His signature stroke: burning out the victims eyes with magic. Now the victims are piling up, including the daughter of a senator, and Justis must race to stop the Blind Angel before he, she, or it kills again. Theres only one clue hes got to go on: the Blind Angel is using the most powerful magic Justis has ever encountered, and if he doesnt watch his own magical step, he may end up just as dead as the other vics. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About David B. Coe's Rules of Ascension: "War and politics, love and magic, all drawn in detail against a vividly imagined feudal background. A complex and excellent book." ¾David Drake, author of Lord of the Isles ". . . epic . . . a world of rival nobles, sinister mages, and a few men and women of courage and conviction. Well-developed characters and an intriguing political background . . ."¾Library Journal About David B. Coe's Shapers of Darkness: ". . . imaginative world building, superior characterization, and sound prose . . ."¾Booklist

The Sorcerers' Plague

Book One of Blood of the Southlands

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429992220

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1020

David B. Coe enthralled readers and critics with his Winds of the Forelands, an epic fantasy full of political intrigue, complex characters, and magical conspiracy. Now he takes the hero of that series to new adventures across the sea on a journey to the Southlands. Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics. He and his family seek only peace and a place to settle down. But even on the distant southern continent, they can't escape the tension between his magical folk and the non-magical Eandi. Instead of peace, they find a war-ravaged land awash in racial tension and clan conflicts. Worse yet, his own people try to harness his great power and destroy his family. Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of her veiled past. With wonderfully creative magic, dark secrets, and engaging characters faced with a world of trouble, Coe deftly weaves an epic tapestry that launches a richly-entertaining new saga in an unknown land.

The Dark-Eyes' War

Book Three of Blood of the Southlands

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429960892

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6439

A bitter old woman's curse has set in motion events that have felled innocent lives across an already war-weary land. She has paid the ultimate price, and an end to the curse is at hand, but her evil has created chaos and destruction. Qirsi all across the Southlands are dying from a plague that turns their own magic against them, allowing an Eandi army from Stelpana to boldly march into their territory. But magic has many faces, and the Qirsi aren't the only ones cursed; even as Stelpana's force wins battles, an insidious magic has corrupted the spells of their sorcerers, and what began as a military triumph is suddenly jeopardized. The future of the Southlands hangs in the balance, as the deeds of previous generations wreak terrible consequences on both sides in this misbegotten war.

Seeds of Betrayal

Book 2 of the Winds of the Forelands Tetralogy

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780812589986

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 7834

The realms of the Forelands are in turmoil as a result of the machinations of a powerful conspiracy of sorcerers, members of a race called the Qirsi, pale-skinned folk feared by those in power. Though many refuse to acknowledge the possibility of a conspiracy, a handful of Qirsi and nobles realize that the time has come to take action, even at the cost of their loves, their honor, and even their lives. But the rebels don't know of each other's actions, and the tenuous threads holding the realms together are starting to unravel. With the death of a king, nobles gather to choose a new leader, and deadly power springs from a most unexpected source. As new alliances form, former enemies become unlikely partners. But who can be trusted in these new alliances, and who will be swayed by love, jealousy, or pride to betray their new allies? For more than the future of the realm is at stake. The future of the entire Forelands is in danger, and a 900-year-old grudge may lead to civil war. Those who wish to prevent it must place their hopes in a reluctant assassin, a few Qirsi and nobles, and the one man who may be able to defeat the leader of the conspiracy...if he can survive long enough to do it.