Discover the bestselling epic fantasy trilogy about a young castle servant who saves his kingdom from evil, defined Tad Williams as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time. A war fueled by the powers of dark sorcery is about to engulf the peaceful land of Osten Ard—for the High King, lies dying. Simon, a kitchen boy from the royal castle, will be sent on a quest that offers the only hope of salvation, a deadly riddle concerning long-lost swords of power. Compelled by fate and perilous magics, he must leave the only home he’s ever known and face enemies more terrifying than Osten Ard has ever seen, even as the land itself begins to die.
In the Magicians trilogy, Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of novels set in a magical land called Fillory. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to a secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead to disillusionment, and the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined . . .
I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed the world’s perception of artificial intelligence. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world—all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov’s trademark.
Shadowmarch begins Tad Williams’ first epic fantasy trilogy since his best-selling Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. Rich with detail and exotic culture, and filled with a cast of characters both diverse and three-dimensional, Shadowmarch is a true fantasy achievement, an epic of storytelling by a master of the genre.
Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.
In the first novel in the Winternight trilogy, Vasilisa love to sit by the fire to listen to her nurse’s fairy tales. They honor the spirits that protect their home from evil. But when Vasya’s father brings home a new wife she forbids honoring spirits. Misfortune begins to stalk the village. Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed—to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse’s most frightening tales.
Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish–to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age–her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true–but his help may cost her everything.
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a student when he discovers a mysterious book that contains a story from his own childhood. Desperate to make sense of this, Zachary uncovers clues that lead him to an ancient library. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed to protect this realm, and of those intent on its destruction. Zachary travels this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
In the Farseer Trilogy series, Fitz is the bastard son of a noble, raised in the shadow. He is outcast by all except a devious king, who tutors him as an assassin. In Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill. As raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz will soon face his first dangerous mission. Though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may be the key to the survival of the kingdom.
In the Gentleman Bastards series, an orphan’s life is harsh in Camorr, but Locke Lamora dodges death, becoming a thief and the leader of the Gentleman Bastards. Locke is soon infamous. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious. Faced with the destruction of everything meaningful in his life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend. She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
In the first novel in the Bas-Lag series, Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a creature known as the Garuda comes to him, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. While his experiments turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a caterpillar that grows larger—and more consuming—by the day. A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader’s imagination.
This long-running, Locus Award-nominated series tells the epic tale of a sole human diplomat, Bren Cameron, on a planet inhabited by a hostile, intelligent, non-human race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey.
Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, gets down to business investigating paranormal crime in the Dresden Files series. In the first novel in the series, Harry Dresden’s investigation of a grisly double murder pulls him into the darkest depths of magical Chicago…
Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching…
In the first novel in the Last Chronicles of Thomas Cove series, Thomas Covenant was transported while unconscious to a magical, dreamlike world called the Land. Convinced it was a delusion, he was christened The Unbeliever by the Land’s inhabitants—but still gave his life to save this new-found world. Ten years after his death, Linden Avery still mourns for her beloved companion. A violent confrontation with Covenant’s son forces her into the Land, where a dark malevolence is about to unmake the laws of life and death itself. It is here that she comes upon a creature of strange powers who draws Linden through time to reinvent the mysterious, dangerous, and violent history of the land.
What New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum lacks in skill and experience, she makes up for with tenacity, luck, and her true talent . . . the ability to attract disaster, killers, and general nut jobs. If she needs help there is always her mentor, Ranger, a security expert with a dark past, and Trenton P.D.’s Joe Morelli, a homicide detective who shares a past—and sometimes a present—with Stephanie.
The Kingkiller Chronicle series is a Locus Award-winning fantasy series tells the story of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. The Name of the Wind is the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.