Posts in category: Fantasy
By Markus Heitz
For numerous millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling nation have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and sundry foes have hurled themselves opposed to the portal and died trying to breach it. No guy or beast has ever succeeded. previously. . .
Abandoned as a toddler, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly within the land of Ionandar, the single dwarf in a country of fellows. even though he doesn't wish for pals, Tungdil is especially a lot conscious that he's on my own - certainly, he has no longer lots as set eyes on one other dwarf. yet all that's approximately to alter.
Sent out into the area to convey a message and reacquaint himself along with his humans, the younger foundling unearths himself thrust right into a conflict for which he has no longer been informed. not just his personal defense, however the lifetime of each guy, girl and baby in Girdlegard is dependent upon his skill to include his historical past. even if he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is bound of 1 factor: irrespective of the place he was once raised, he's a real dwarf.
And nobody has ever wondered the braveness of the Dwarves.
By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Deborah J. Ross
After generations of fight to guard the original local tradition of Darkover from the goals of the ruthless Terran Federation, the Terrans have ultimately been pressured to desert Darkover as a result of interstellar civil struggle. As Lew Alton wrestles with the darkish shadows from his earlier, his daughter Marguerida's psychic presents warn of her of forthcoming threat. yet threat to whom? Her husband Mikhail as strong head of the Hastur area is her most blatant fear, for plenty of might stand to realize from his dying. Her son Domenic searches for his position in an international of transferring loyalties, torn by way of his love for 2 very varied girls and by way of his future because the inheritor to Hastur.
But whereas Darkover's robust rulers face their own demons, determined refugees flood the streets of Thendara, Darkover's capital urban, for within the mountains and old risk is once more at the rise—a strength opposed to which neither sword nor the psychic sorcery of Darkover can be triumphant.
By Terry Brooks
An acorn falls faraway from the tree
Former Chicago attorney Ben vacation used to be very proud and rather chuffed. And why shouldn't he be? The Magic state which he governed as excessive Lord was once eventually at peace. He used to be unfastened to lie again and watch as his new daughter grew.
And develop she did--by leaps and bournds, capturing via infancy in a question of months. She took her first steps and realized to swim within the comparable week. An amalgam of magic and heredity, Mistaya used to be born a seedling, nourished via soils from Landover, Earth, and the fairy mists, come into being within the dank, misty deadness of the Deep Fell. She used to be as stunning as her mom, the sylph Willow, with marvelous eco-friendly eyes that lower to the soul. Ben wanted he may perhaps get pleasure from his daughter's early life and his satisfied nation forever.
Alas, these idyllic days weren't to final. For Rydall, king of lands past the fairy mist, rode as much as the gates of Sterling Silver and shattered peace of Landover. His armies have been poised at the border, able to invade except Ben approved a problem: Rydall might ship seven champions to stand Ben, every one in a distinct shape. If Ben triumphed over all seven, Rydall could then abandon his claims to the kingdom.
Some suggested the excessive Lord to refuse Rydall's problem, yet vacation couldn't, for Mistaya were snatched from her guardians by means of foul magic. And Rydall held the main to her fate...
By Terry Goodkind
Unique book: 2007
Descending into darkness, approximately to be crushed through evil, these humans nonetheless loose are powerless to prevent the arriving sunrise of a savage new global, whereas Richard faces the guilt of understanding that he needs to permit it ensue. by myself, he needs to endure the burden of a sin he dare now not confess to the only individual he loves…and has misplaced.
Join Richard and Kahlan within the concluding novel of 1 of the main impressive and remarkable trips ever written. It begun with one rule, and may finish with the rule of thumb of all ideas, the rule of thumb unwritten, the rule of thumb unstated because the sunrise of background.
When subsequent the sunlight rises, the realm could be without end replaced.
By J. Robert King
The tip is near!
Phyrexian plagues and surprise troops have taken their toll. the ultimate level of the invasion has all started, and the darkish lord Yawgmoth himself plans to go over into Dominaria to assert his prize. With time operating out, the battered heroes’ final desire to save lots of their domestic lies in an historical, untested weapon, a jumble of artifacts referred to as the Legacy.
Bear witness to the apocalypse.
By Lois McMaster Bujold
The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by way of a noblewoman he had meant to defile -- and Lord Ingrey relatives Wilfcliff needs to shipping the physique to its burial position and the accused killer, the woman Ijada, to judgment. With the demise of the outdated Hallow King impending and the crown in play, the line they have to go back and forth jointly is a perilous one. And even though he's duty-bound to convey his prisoner to a virtually sure loss of life, Ijada could be the just one Ingrey dares belief. For a immense malevolence holds the haunted lord in its sway -- and an outstanding and negative future has been bestowed upon him by way of the gods, the damned, and the lifeless.
By Daniel Abraham
All paths result in war...
Marcus' hero days are in the back of him. He is familiar with too good that even the smallest warfare nonetheless skill somebody's demise. while his males are inspired right into a doomed military, staying out of a conflict he desires no a part of calls for a few unorthodox steps.
Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking apartment. Her activity is to smuggle a nation's wealth throughout a struggle quarter, hiding the gold from either side. She is aware the key lifetime of trade like a moment language, however the techniques of alternate won't guard her from swords.
Geder, sole scion of a noble condominium, has extra curiosity in philosophy than in swordplay. A bad excuse for a soldier, he's a pawn in those video games. not anyone can are expecting what he'll become.
Falling pebbles can commence a landslide. A spat among the unfastened towns and the Severed Throne is spiraling uncontrolled. a brand new participant rises from the depths of background, fanning the flames that might sweep the total quarter onto The Dragon's Path-the route to struggle.
By Brian Godawa
The Forefather and Patriarch You idea You Knew.
After the good Flood, the enormous king Nimrod builds the Tower of Babel and unites the realm in uprising opposed to the author.
But God has different plans. He motives the confusion of languages and disperses Nimrod's state upon the earth. He then chooses an easy nomad Abraham as subsequent within the line of the Seed of Promise.
But Nimrod isn't useless. He units out on a process revenge to discover Abraham and kill him as a way to thwart God’s plan perpetually.
Abraham is within the land of Canaan, a land that's full of the Nephilim giants of Genesis 6, and the Watchers rule as gods. And Sodom and Gomorrah is the flashpoint for the Watchers’ subsequent diabolical plan. The Seed of the Serpent vs. the Seed of Promise.
The conflict of the Seed is emerging.
Part of the Biblical delusion sequence Chronicles of the Nephilim
Abraham Allegiant is the fourth booklet of the Biblical myth sequence Chronicles of the Nephilim, an epic tale that starts off with Enoch and Noah and tells the Biblical storyline of the Genesis 6 Nephilim giants, hybrid offspring of the angelic Watchers mating with human girls.
In Abraham Allegiant, you’ll realize:
• the real id of the potent Hunter Nimrod from the Bible.
• The mythical Semiramis, Nimrod’s ravishingly appealing and cunningly ruthless queen.
• The interesting upward thrust and fall of the notorious Tower of Babel from Genesis.
• the center stirring romance among Abraham and Sarah.
• What fairly occurred to Sodom and Gomorrah.
By Piers Anthony
Typhoon chuffed backside is inflicting difficulties in Mundania and Xanth. The Mundane Baldwin kin is blown into Xanth by way of a Yon ailing Wind. additionally, Demon X(A/N)th has made a care for Demon JU(P/I)ter that he may well get one Xanthian to shed a tear. The demons switch up via making X(A/N)th right into a dragon ass and is simply in a position to speak as soon as explaining to a Xanthian what the search is. As Nimby, Demon X(A/N)th meets Chlorine and makes her attractive and gifted. including the Baldwin family members, they need to banish satisfied backside From Xanth.
By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
After devastating defeats and the utter annihilation of 2 armies, the hideous Vlagh nonetheless vows to invade the land of Dhrall. A voracious insectile overmind, she will breed thousands of squaddies in mere days or even evolve whole new species in precisely a week.At first, Dhrall's mortal defenders-a motley bunch of mercenaries, pirates, horse lords, and lone heroes just like the archer Longbow-are convinced they'll be triumphant back. such a lot at the moment are battle-hardened veterans, and the natives of Dhrall are fierce bison hunters and endure slayers, able to fight.But whereas the Vlagh's earlier servants have been monstrous, venomous, and senseless insects, it has now created excellent spies: new minions with a man's visual appeal and intelligence. Corrupted via the brokers of the Vlagh, the human tribes are quickly at one anothers' throats.Far, a ways worse for mortals is the truth that the Gods can now not be depended on. For, nearing the top in their 25,000 yr cycle, the Elder Gods are doddering towards senility and dementia. And t...