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  • and eternity
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  • england invaded
  • fortress of dragons
  • on raven's wing
  • cautionary tale for young vampires
    Book II of The Ouroboros Cycle.  London, 1888.  A madman is terrorising the East End of London.  But Dr Varanus Shasavani has far more pressing concerns than a lunatic in Whitechapel.  Her charitable hospital is under siege by gang lords, her English cousins are threatening to steal her inheritance and her best friend is obsessed with Gothic novels.  Not only all that, her son Friedrich has befriended an American who talks endlessly of wellness and yoghurt and her bodyguard is pestering her to return home to Georgia, half a world away.  It seems everyone - friends, enemies and 'Saucy Jack' - conspire to interrupt her work.  But Varanus did not become immortal just to let mad killers and distant relations get in the way of scientific progress.  Though supernatural conspiracies and very human monsters confront her at every turn, she will stand firm against all the odds.  After all, she is accustomed to fighting for what is rightfully hers... Illustrated by Laurence Gullo.
  • A Cavern Of Black Ice
    When Raif and Drey Sevrance return home to their clan as the only survivors of a vicious attack in which their father and clan chief were killed, everything changes for Raif.  Uneasy with the new chief's brutal reign and his brother's acceptance of it, Raif welcomes his Uncle Angus Lok's invitation to accompany him to Spire Vanis. Asarhia March - Ash for short - is the beautiful ward of Penthero Iss, Overlord of Spire Vanis.  When Ash discovers that he plans to imprison her, she flees and is cornered at the City gates by the Elite Guards.  But Angus  Lok dives into the midst of the Guards and snatches her to safety.  Angus knows this girl will develop powers as she grows to womanhood - she could destroy herself and the world if she doesn't know how to control them.  Only Raif can protect her on her journey to understanding.
  • crown of stars
    Book VII of Crown of Stars. King Henry's kingdom is ravaged by internecine warfare, in a conflict both long and bloody. The bitter in-fighting in the court and the ceaseless attrition of the raiders have weakened his reign and sapped his strength. And the spell holding the exiled Ashioi from the world has failed and the land, ravaged by the cataclysm of their return is only just beginning to recover. New alliances are made and old ones broken while Sanglant struggles to legitimise his own leadership. The returned Ashioi are gathering to protect and expand their reclaimed territory. Stronghand has begun a march of conquest into Sanglant's realm. Adelheid and Antonia have made an unholy alliance and Sabella and Duke Conrad are moving to seize Sanglant's crown.
  • crown of swords
    Book VII of Wheel of Time. Elaine, Aviendha and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal   that may reverse the world's endless heatwave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather women who can channel - Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones and others. Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey...
  • darkling plain
    The final instalment of the adventures that began with Mortal Engines. It's six months after the tumultuous adventures on Brighton and Wren Natsworthy and her father Tom have taken to the skies in their airship, the Jenny Haniver. Wren is loving life as an aviatrix but Tom is troubled by Hester's disappearance and the old wound caused by Pennyroyal's bullet.  Then a fluke encounter with a familiar face sets him thinking about the ruins of London and the possibility of going back. Meanwhile, the fragile truce between the Green Storm and the Traction Cities splinters and hostilities break out again. Events are set on a collision course as things end where they began, with London.
  • darkness at sethanon
    As Prince Arutha and his companions rally their forces for the final battle with an ancient and mysterious evil, the dread necromancer Marcos the Black has once again unleashed his dark sorcery. The fate of the two worlds will be decided in a titanic struggle as the link between Kelewan and Midkemia is revived.
  • feast for crows
    The bloodthirsty, treacherous Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen.  The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burnt itself out but in the bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow's Eye returns from  the smouldering ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. From the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentice Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the citadel.
  • Feast For Crows
    The blood-thirsty Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burnt itself out but in the bitter aftermath new conflicts come to life. The Martells and the Starks seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow's Eye returns from the smouldering ruins of Valyria to claim the Iron Isles. In the icy north, where Others threaten the Wall, apprentic Maester Samwell Tarly brings a mysterious babe in arms to the citadel.
  • fortress of grey ice
    Book II of Sword of Shadows. The Long Night has begun and the Endlords are stirring in their eternal prison.  Now should be the time when city men and clansmen come together to fight the dark forces, yet the clans feud among themselves and the Mountain Cities plan invasion. Only the Sull are preparing for war against the Endlords, but they are an ancient race and their numbers are declining.  They fear this fight may be their last.  Outcast clansman Raif Sevrance must search for Ash March, their most valued and sacred warrior.  To find her he must journey through the nightmare realm of the Want, wherein hides the Fortress of Grey ice.
  • judgment of dragons
    Pranda and Khreng eat from the same bowl, couple, then preen - then travel across Time, down through Space, to the most bizarre and dangerous worlds int he Galactic Federation.  Even to Solthree, where they are met with some alarm.  A Starcat and rabbi tale, with dragons.
  • long awaited treachery
    Book III of The Ouroboros Cycle. For a thousand years, the immortal Shashavani have hidden from the world in the halls of their mountain fortress, amassing great stores of knowledge in a haven of academic tranquility.  Even Dr Varanus cannot deny that the peace and quiet make for a pleasant diversion after her recent chaotic adventures in London.  Having left the horros of murder and wellness behind her, she has thrown herself into the study of the Shashavani condition, determined to learn the secret of their undying power.  But as winter snow covers the Shashavani  Valley and closes the mountain passes, sinister events are unfolding in the shadows.  Whispers of conspiracy echo through the halls.  Soon layalties will be tested and friendships betrayed.  Blood will flow.  An ancient evil is stirring.  As darkness descends, one question remains:  Do you serve the Winter King?  Illustrated by Lawrence Gullo.
  • Man Betrayed

    Volume II of The Book of Words. At Castle Harvell, demented Prince Kylock grabs the reins of power and hate by murdering his father. Harvell's two young refugees are torn apart by the storms of war: Melliandra is captured by brutal slavers and Jack, whose wild power works miracles, falls prey to a smuggler's lies.  Meanwhile, a knight's shattered destiny is about to lead from death-sport pits to the bloody creation of an empire.

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    Book II of Mordant's Need. Terisa Morgan needs to escape.  Gilbur is trying to kill her, Castellan Lebbick wants to torture her and she must find Geraden.  The fortress of Orison is under siege by the Alend army; the forces of Cadwal, led by Arch-Imager Vagel, are ready to strike; the traitor Eremis is preparing the ground for the enemies and King Joyse's actions are more baffling than ever.  Everything they love in the land of Mordant is about to be destroyed - unless they can prevent it with mirrors and imagery.
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    Book II of Mordant's Need. The fortress of Orison is under siege by the Alend Armies; the Cadwal invaders are poised to strike; the traitors Eremis and Gilbur are preparing the ground for the hated enemies; and the actions of King Joyce are more baffling than ever.  Terisa needs to escape desperately - Gilbur is trying to kill her and the Castellan is about to torture her.  She must find Geraden, but he has fled through a mirror after it seemed that he murdered his brother.  Everything Geraden and Terisa love is about to be destroyed unless they can use the mirrors and their talent for Imagery.
  • man rides through
    Book II of Mordant's Need. Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies march against the kingdom of Mordant.  In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest spells of Imagery have made him a joke and Terisa Morgan, brought to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden's faulty magic.  They discover unknown talents within themselves but unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death.
  • memory of light
    The final book in the epic Wheel of Time series. In the field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al'Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark Ones prison - it may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans towards the former.  In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn. In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer. Approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of the Seanchan. All humanity is in peril - the outcome will be decided in Shayol Ghul. The Wheel is turning and the Age is coming to its end.  The Last  Battle will determine the fate of the World.
  • a messiah at the end of time
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    Jack never thought he'd find a job after a college, especially a job that combined his maths skills with his love of fantasy fiction.  But then he answered a classified ad and found himself teamed up with Merlin the Magician, battling the forces of darkness AND tracking down an ancient, savage demon...Well, the ad did say, "Some risks involved..."
  • monsters coming of age
    Book I of The Ouroboros Cycle. How far would you go to avenge the one you love? Would you go beyond death?  Born into the stifling confines of upper French society, Babette never thought she'd have to answer that question.  Surrounded by wealth yet ostracised by her peers, Babette had no interest in love until she met the scandalous German Baron Korbinian.  When the intrigues of her grandfather's empire threaten to tear them apart, Babette will embark on a journey of vengeance, love and redemption that will take her beyond the limitations of mortality and reveal to her the dark forces that command humanity from the shadows.  Madness, murder, hidden cults and erudite vampires - does she have the strength to withstand the storm that rises against her?  Illustrated by Laurence Gullo.
  • sojourn in bohemia
    Book IV of The Ouroborous Cycle. Prague, 1899.  Dr Varanus and her mentor Iosef are still both recovering from the scars of the Shashavani civil war.  Iosef has found surcease from grief in the study of the 'Black Goat' cults, aided by a charming Prussian nobleman and a mysterious bookseller.  Under other circumstances, Varanus would find this troubling, but she has other concerns .  Her son Friedrich has taken up residence in Prague as well and is running about with artists, revolutionaries and other such rabble rousers.  As Varanus battles to continue her research and drag Friedrich back into respectable society she discovers there may be something sinister at work in the kingdom of Bohemia.  Can there be more to Iosef's occult studies than he or his new friends realise? The shadow looming over Prague threatens to drag Varanus and all she holds dear into the darkness of an endless night.  Illustrated by Lenka Simeckova.
  • song for arbonne
  • time of dying
    Book V of Raven, Swordsmistress of Chaos. On the night of the Summer Gathering in Haral, The Black One arose from the depths, killing, torturing and dismembering its victims. Panic ruled the City.  The Priests of Lord Vedast claimed that, in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Raven and Spellbinder were responsible for the carnage.  The two find themselves powerless bait for the monster - a devil who aimed to make Raven Mistress of the World and the murderer of Spellbinder.