Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542020091
ISBN 13: 1542020093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellbreaker Book Review:

A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in an all-new fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood. Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She'll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn't turn her in. Working together, Elsie's trust in--and fondness for--the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind. For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there's so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she's destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it's too late to save everything she loves?

Spellmaker

Spellmaker
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-03
ISBN 10: 9781542022576
ISBN 13: 1542022576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellmaker Book Review:

Through a twist of luck, the elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey helps Elsie join the lawful, but with a caveat: they must marry to prove their cover story. Forced beneath a magical tutor while her bond with Bacchus grows, Elsie seeks to thwart the plans of England's most devious criminal--if she can find them. England, 1895. An unsolved series of magician murders and opus thefts isn't a puzzle to Elsie Camden. But to reveal a master spellcaster as the culprit means incriminating herself as an unregistered spellbreaker. When Elsie refuses to join forces with the charming assassin, her secret is exposed, she's thrown in jail, and the murderer disappears. But Elsie's hope hasn't vanished. With hundreds of stolen spells at their disposal, the villain has a plan--and it involves seducing Elsie to the dark side. But even now that her secret is out, Elsie must be careful how she uses the new abilities she's discovering, or she may play right into the criminal's hands.

Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker
Author: Blake Charlton
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 1429949570
ISBN 13: 9781429949576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellbreaker Book Review:

Leandra Weal has a bad habit of getting herself in dangerous situations. While hunting neodemons in her role as Warden of Ixos, Leandra obtains a prophetic spell that provides a glimpse one day into her future. She discovers that she is doomed to murder someone she loves, soon, but not who. That’s a pretty big problem for a woman who has a shark god for a lover, a hostile empress for an aunt, a rogue misspelling wizard for a father, and a mother who--especially when arguing with her daughter--can be a real dragon. Leandra’s quest to unravel the mystery of the murder-she-will-commit becomes more urgent when her chronic disease flares up and the Ixonian Archipelago is plagued by natural disasters, demon worshiping cults, and fierce political infighting. Everywhere she turns, Leandra finds herself amid intrigue and conflict. It seems her bad habit for getting into dangerous situations is turning into a full blown addiction. As chaos spreads across Ixos, Leandra and her troubled family must race to uncover the shocking truth about a prophesied demonic invasion, human language, and their own identities--if they don't kill each other first. Spellbreaker is the long awaited sequel to Blake Charlton's Spellbound, which was listed by Kirkus Reviews among the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2011. This final installment of the Spellwright Trilogy stands alone as a complete story; however, fans of the series will find in it answers to the questions raised by the previous books about Leandra’s parents, Nicodemus Weal and Francesca DeVega. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spellwright 3

Spellwright 3
Author: Blake Charlton
Publsiher: Voyager
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-11
ISBN 10: 9780007368914
ISBN 13: 0007368917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellwright 3 Book Review:

The third book in Blake Charlton's exciting and original trilogy, following on from 'Spellwright' and 'Spellbound'.

SpellBreaker

SpellBreaker
Author: Connie Suttle
Publsiher: SubtleDemon Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN 10: 1939759358
ISBN 13: 9781939759351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SpellBreaker Book Review:

History doesn't always happen as its written. "History is written by the victors. Truth is written by the Larentii." — Nefrigar, Chief Archivist Wylend Arden, Fifth-level warlock and King of Karathia for more than twenty-thousand years, had quite a story to tell. "It began like this," he said, his smile slightly crooked as he lifted his cup of wine to me. "I had an older brother, born to one of my father's legitimate mates. His name was Wellend and he was heir to the Karathian throne. On his sixteenth birthday, my father gifted him with the Heir's Ring, as was proper." After thousands of years, Wylend's niece and nephew are making a bid for the Karathian throne. All they need, it seems, is a book and a ring to prove their inheritance. It matters not to Deris and Daris Arden whom they murder or which worlds they destroy in their quest to wrestle the throne from seemingly legitimate heirs. If they conquer the Karathian King and take the throne, their greed will demand that the Alliances be next... Unless their spell can be broken.

Spellwright

Spellwright
Author: Blake Charlton
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-03-02
ISBN 10: 9781429945219
ISBN 13: 1429945214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellwright Book Review:

Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text . . . but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation. Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something more than a failed wizard. When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse. But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor. He must flee for his own life if he's to find the true villain. But more is at stake than his abilities. For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed it will destroy Nicodemus... and the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker
Author: Steve Jackson,Ian Livingstone
Publsiher: Wizard Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781840468076
ISBN 13: 1840468076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellbreaker Book Review:

Rassin Abbey has guarded its arcane treasures for centuries. But when their Black Grimoire spellbook is stolen, the land of Ruddlestone is plunged into a crisis of epic proportions. Should the legendary Casket of Shadows be opened, the Infernal Beast will be unleashed to wreak its terrible carnage across the Old World. On the night of Shekka's Moon, scant days away, this will surely come to pass. Unless, that is, one brave hero can retrieve the Black Grimoire in the nick of time - a hero like YOU!

Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker
Author: Cara Cartwright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-20
ISBN 10: 9781735469218
ISBN 13: 1735469211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellbreaker Book Review:

This is book 1 of the Sunshine Townsende Series

SpellBreaker

SpellBreaker
Author: Connie Suttle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 9781634780742
ISBN 13: 1634780744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SpellBreaker Book Review:

Wylend Arden, Fifth-level warlock and King of Karathia for more than twenty-thousand years, had quite a story to tell."It began like this," he said, his smile slightly crooked as he lifted his cup of wine to me. "I had an older brother, born to one of my father's legitimate mates. His name was Wellend and he was heir to the Karathian throne. On his sixteenth birthday, my father gifted him with the Heir's Ring, as was proper." After thousands of years, Wylend's niece and nephew are making a bid for the Karathian throne. All they need, it seems, is a book and a ring to prove their inheritance. It matters not to Deris and Daris Arden whom they murder or which worlds they destroy in their quest to wrestle the throne from seemingly legitimate heirs. If they conquer the Karathian King and take the throne, their greed will demand that the Alliances be next...

Issola

Issola
Author: Steven Brust
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-12-15
ISBN 10: 9781429996358
ISBN 13: 1429996358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issola Book Review:

Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hands of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before... Oh well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space? It's better than hunkering down in the woods without even so much as a drinkable cup of klava. In Issola, Stephen Brust delivers another swashbuckling fantasy adventure for Vlad Taltos. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spellbound

Spellbound
Author: Blake Charlton
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1429949880
ISBN 13: 9781429949880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spellbound Book Review:

In a world where one's magical prowess is determined by one's skill with words and ability to spell, Nicodemus is a wizardly apprentice afflicted by a curse that causes him to misspell magical texts. Now, the demon who cursed him has hatched a conspiracy to force Nicodemus to change language and ultimately use it to destroy all human life. As Nico tries to thwart the demon's plan, he faces challenges from all sides. But his biggest challenge is his own disability, which causes him to create chaos wherever he goes. And the chaos surrounding Nico is affecting the world so profoundly that the kingdom to which he has fled to gather strength is on the brink of civil war, and he suspects that his closest allies-even Francesca, whom he loves more than life itself-may be subject to the demon's vast powers. As Nico tries to forestall the apocalypse, he realizes that he doesn't know if he can fully trust anyone, not even the woman he loves. And if he makes one wrong move, not only will his life be forfeit, he may end up destroying all mortal life as well.Introducing new twists to the unique magical system of Spellwright, and exploring issues that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of a fascinating world, Spellbound is sure to please Blake Charlton's fans and increase their number. Spellbound is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Followed by Frost

Followed by Frost
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781503946323
ISBN 13: 1503946320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Followed by Frost Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town--until she rejects a strange man's marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha's desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her renewed hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha's heart, or will Death forever still it?

The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 9781477823835
ISBN 13: 1477823832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paper Magician Book Review:

Under the tutelage of magician Emery Thane, Ceony Twill discovers the wonders of paper magic, but when her teacher's life is threatened, she must face the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic to save him.

The Will and the Wilds

The Will and the Wilds
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 9781542005005
ISBN 13: 1542005000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Will and the Wilds Book Review:

A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series. Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own. Maekallus's help isn't free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna's kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It's a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time. Enna shares Maekallus's suffering, but her small sacrifice won't last long. If she and Maekallus can't break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely--and Enna's soul with him.

Breath and Bone

Breath and Bone
Author: Carol Berg
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-01-02
ISBN 10: 1101219548
ISBN 13: 9781101219546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breath and Bone Book Review:

The mesmerizing conclusion to the fantasy epic Addicted to an enchantment that turns pain into pleasure?and bound by oaths he refuses to abandon?Valen risks body and soul to rescue one child, seek justice for another, and bring the dying land of Navronne its rightful king.

In Fury Born

In Fury Born
Author: David Weber
Publsiher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN 10: 1416520546
ISBN 13: 9781416520542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Fury Born Book Review:

When her world is destroyed by seemingly unstoppable planet pirates and her family is slaughtered, former commando leader Alicia DeVries turns pirate herself, steals a cutting-edge ship from the Empire, and launches a campaign to seek revenge on those responsible, only to find that her fellow veterans are equally determined to stop her, in an expanded new version of the classic novel Path of the Fury.

The Swallowed Man

The Swallowed Man
Author: Edward Carey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 0593188896
ISBN 13: 9780593188897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallowed Man Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE “A strange and tender parable . . . All of Edward Carey's work is profound and delightful.” – Max Porter, author of Lanny The ingenious storyteller Edward Carey returns to reimagine a time-honored fable: the story of an impatient father, a rebellious son, and a watery path to forgiveness for the young man known as Pinocchio In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for the companionship of a son. One day, “as if the wood commanded me,” Giuseppe—better known as Geppetto—carves for himself a pinewood boy, a marionette he hopes to take on tour worldwide. But when his handsome new creation comes magically to life, Geppetto screams . . . and the boy, Pinocchio, leaps from his arms and escapes into the night. Though he returns the next day, the wily boy torments his father, challenging his authority and making up stories—whereupon his nose, the very nose his father carved, grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor to the coast and out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish—and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature’s belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away. With all the charm, atmosphere, and emotional depth for which Edward Carey is known—and featuring his trademark fantastical illustrations—The Swallowed Man is a parable of parenthood, loss, and letting go, from a creative mind on a par with Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton.

The Plastic Magician

The Plastic Magician
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781542047913
ISBN 13: 1542047919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plastic Magician Book Review:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician. Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking--the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery. Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries--in as short a time frame--as she can. Luckily for her, she's studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is. Alvie's enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentor's work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking--and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself. To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair...

Star Mother

Star Mother
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-11
ISBN 10: 9781542030465
ISBN 13: 1542030463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Mother Book Review:

A woman's heart proves as infinite as the night sky in a breathtaking fantasy by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg. When a star dies, a new one must be born. The Sun God chooses the village of Endwever to provide a mortal womb. The birthing of a star is always fatal for the mother, and Ceris Wenden, who considers herself an outsider, sacrifices herself to secure her family's honor and take control of her legacy. But after her star child is born, Ceris does what no other star mother has: she survives. When Ceris returns to Endwever, however, it's not nine months later--it's seven hundred years later. Inexplicably displaced in time, Ceris is determined to seek out her descendants. Being a woman traveling alone brings its own challenges, until Ceris encounters a mysterious--and desperate--godling. Ristriel is incorporeal, a fugitive, a trickster, and the only being who can guide Ceris safely to her destination. Now, as Ceris traverses realms both mortal and beyond, her journey truly begins. Together, pursued across the Earth and trespassing the heavens, Ceris and Ristriel are on a path to illuminate the mysteries that bind them and discover the secrets of the celestial world.

The Book of Athyra

The Book of Athyra
Author: Steven Brust
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003-02-04
ISBN 10: 1101665742
ISBN 13: 9781101665749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Athyra Book Review:

The Book of Jhereg and The Book of Taltos collected the first five novels of Steven Brust’s highly imaginative fantasy series that Locus praised as “entertaining and worth reading.” The Book of Athyra features books six and seven in the series—Athyra and Orca. Vlad Taltos is a sorcerer and assassin without peer—as deadly at spell casting as he is with sword wielding. Accompanying him on his journeys are two leathery-winged jhereg who share a telepathic link with Vlad—and triple his chances against even the most powerful of enemies… In Athyra, Vlad finds he’s ready to retire himself and his jhereg companions, but the biggest hitters of the House of the Jhereg have something else in mind. In Orca, Vlad must repay a debt to a boy who saved his life—even if it means breaking a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of the Orca, and possibly the entire Empire…