The Academy Killer Returns The Academy is in mourning after students and instructors alike have been murdered in its halls, but the killer is now far away across the nine kingdoms--or so they believe. When Ebon learns of a new threat within the Academy, he and his friends must work quickly to stop it--for if anyone knows the terrible secret they conceal, they could all be put to death. As the school's danger looms, and Ebon faces increasing suspicion from the new Dean, he must infiltrate the family Yerrin and learn a dark truth if he hopes to survive. The pulse-pounding conclusion to the first Academy Journals trilogy will keep you up through the night to the very last page.
A Book of Underrealm
Author: Garrett Robinson,Karen Conlin
“Morgan Rice did it again! Building a strong set of characters, the author delivers another magical world. ONLY THE WORTHY is filled with intrigue, betrayals, unexpected friendship and all the good ingredients that will make you savor every turn of the pages. Packed with action, you will read this book on the edge of your seat.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos From Morgan Rice, #1 Bestselling author of OF CROWNS AND GLORY and of THE SORCERER’S RING, comes a riveting new fantasy series. ONLY THE WORTHY (The Way of Steel—Book 1) tells the epic love story of Genevieve and Royce, each 17 and each coming of age in a world that wants to tear their tragic love apart. Royce is a peasant farmer who senses, with his special fighting skills, that he contains powers—and a destiny—unlike all the other boys in his village. Genevieve is set to be wed to him, her only true love—and yet on their wedding day she is stolen away by the royal court. Banished from his homeland, Royce must face trials beyond which he can imagine as he is taught to survive the notorious Pits—the kingdom’s brutal bloodsport. Genevieve, meanwhile, desperate for Royce’s return, is forced to navigate the cruel and cunning world of the royal aristocracy, as she finds herself immersed in a world she despises. Yet as Royce’s powers become stronger and as he learns there is a secret behind the mysterious lineage of his father, he comes to realize that his destiny may be greater than he thought. He begins to wonder at the most terrifying question of all: who is he? And will he save his love before it is too late? ONLY THE WORTHY weaves an epic tale of love and destiny, of tragedy and honor, of betrayal and heartbreak. It draws us into a fantasy world we will never forget, and appeals to all ages and genders.
Author: Morgan Rice
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Among the scattered fringe cities bordering the Cienbal desert, the true name of the Monster of Karth is spoken only in whispers... RAZ I’SYUL ARRO. A sellsword of the utmost caliber, Raz is a killer of paramount skill and highest regard. Towering tall even amongst the atherian, he is the only of his kind to live free in the “civilized” confines of mankind’s varied cultures. He has no need of loyalties, his sole affections pledged to the gold crowns that buy his time and skills. Wed to his blades, Raz’s only friends are the Moon and Her Stars and the shadows they bring with the night. But Raz was not born to the mercenary’s way, to the butchery and battle of day-by-day survival. Raz, like a sword, was hammered from steel and fire and ashy smoke, forged on the ruins of an old life. And Raz knows who he owes this new path to, this carved way of blood and iron. The Monster of Karth, after all, would never forget who gave him that name. And some debts can’t be paid in gold...
Author: Bryce O'Connor
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This action-heavy EPIC FANTASY SERIES OPENER is like a sword-and-sorcery Spartacus set in a richly-imagined world. It starts with a shipwreck following a magical storm at sea. Horace, a soldier from the west, had joined the Great Crusade against the heathens of Akeshia after the deaths of his wife and son from plague. When he washes ashore, he finds himself at the mercy of the very people he was sent to kill, who speak a language and have a culture and customs he doesn't even begin to understand. Not long after, Horace is pressed into service as a house slave. But this doesn't last. The Akeshians discover that Horace was a latent sorcerer, and he is catapulted from the chains of a slave to the halls of power in the queen's court. Together with Jirom, an ex-mercenary and gladiator, and Alyra, a spy in the court, he will seek a path to free himself and the empire's caste of slaves from a system where every man and woman must pay the price of blood or iron. Before the end, Horace will have paid dearly in both. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Jon Sprunk
Publisher: Prometheus Books