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T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of Ursula Vernon. In another life, she writes children's books and weird comics, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections.This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups.When she is not writing, she is probably out in the garden, trying to make eye contact with butterflies.
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Paladin's Strength
T. Kingfisher - 2021-02-28
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Follow a paladin and a nun as they pursue their respective quests, which take them on a dangerous journey filled with supernatural killers and raiders. As they cross paths, Istvhan and Clara must face off against living and dead enemies, but Clara holds a secret that could put their growing trust in jeopardy. Join them as they discover what lies beyond the corrupt city and into the gladiatorial pits.
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A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking
T. Kingfisher - 2020-07-21
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In "A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking," follow 14-year-old Mona as she navigates a world of wizardry and danger. Unlike her wizard counterparts, Mona’s magic only works on bread, but when she finds a dead body in her aunt’s bakery, she becomes the assassin’s next target. In a city without its wizards, Mona must defend herself and her community against an uncertain future.
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The Wonder Engine
Clocktaur War Book 2
T. Kingfisher - 2018-02-27
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A band of unlikely characters - a disgraced paladin, convicted forger, and heartless assassin - are pulled from prison and given weapons, carnivorous tattoos, and each other. In the sequel to CLOCKWORK BOYS, they arrive in Anuket City, the source of the mysterious Clockwork Boys. But the secrets they're keeping could destroy them before the city gets the chance. Get ready for action, adventure, and lots of unexpected twists.
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T. Kingfisher - 2018-11-27
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A housekeeper inherits her great-uncle's estate and an immortal swordsman trapped in an enchanted prison. When she draws the sword that imprisons him, she sets off a thrilling adventure defending herself against bandits, in-laws, and even the sword itself.
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Nettle & Bone
T. Kingfisher - 2022-04-26
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In T. Kingfisher's Nettle & Bone, Marra fights back against an abusive prince who torments her sisters - but she can't do it alone. This fantastical adventure sends her on a quest with a gravewitch, fairy godmother, knight, and demon-possessed chicken. With a perfect blend of eerie atmosphere and lovable characters, Nettle & Bone is a heartwarming tale of courage and sisterhood.
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Paladin's Grace
T. Kingfisher - 2020-02-11
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"Paladin's Grace" follows a broken paladin named Stephen, who crosses paths with a fugitive named Grace during an assassination attempt gone wrong. Their journey is riddled with danger, spies, and poisoners, all while being stalked by a cryptic killer. From the award-winning author of "Swordheart" and "The Twisted Ones," this saga offers murder, magic, and love in a world overcome by despair.
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Clockwork Boys
T. Kingfisher - 2017-11-21
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Clockwork Boys follows a band of murderers, forgers, assassins, and scholars who are tasked with unraveling the secret of the Clockwork Boys, deadly mechanical soldiers from a neighboring kingdom. Their reward for success is a pardon and various other rewards. However, they must refrain from killing one another on the journey, which means surviving dangerous enemy territory en route to the capital. T. Kingfisher's novel is darkly humorous yet poignant as broken individuals are thrown together on a suicide mission to make the most of their remaining lives.
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Minor Mage
T. Kingfisher - 2019-07-30
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"Minor Mage" is a humorous and heartwarming novel that follows Oliver, a very minor mage who only knows three spells (one of which controls his allergy to armadillo dander). Despite his limitations, Oliver is the only hope of his small village. You'll laugh out loud as he tries to summon elementals and be touched by his determination to save those he loves.
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Nine Goblins
T Kingfisher - 2013-10-28
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"Nine Goblins" is a humorous and adventurous novella in the genre of low fantasy. Follow the journey of a group of goblin warriors as they navigate the challenges of being trapped behind enemy lines. With the help of an unlikely ally - an Elven veterinarian - they attempt to find their way home.
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Summer in Orcus
T. Kingfisher - 2016-01-01 (first published in 2017)
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"Experience the magical world of Orcus through the eyes of eleven-year-old Summer, who enters into a dangerous bargain with the notorious witch Baba Yaga. In a land filled with talking birds, shape-shifting women, and bizarre creatures, Summer is hunted by a monstrous beast known as the Houndbreaker. This enchanting and surreal journey is brought to life by the award-winning author T. Kingfisher in a free serial released twice weekly."
Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
Bryony and Roses by T. Kingfisher
Toad Words And Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
The Halcyon Fairy Book by T. Kingfisher
Fantasy Magazine, October 2014 by Fantasy Magazine, Cat Rambo, Terri Windling, Nalo Hopkinson, Delia Sherman, Carol Emshwiller, Emma Bull, T. Kingfisher, Kat Howard, Sofia Samatar
Apex Magazine Issue 104 by Lila Bowen, Nick Mamatas, Cassandra Khaw, T. Kingfisher, Nisi Shawl, Amanda Saldaña, Chi Hui, Shawn Pryor, Damien Angelica Walters
The Long List Anthology by Annie Bellet, Ken Liu, Amal El-Mohtar, Eugie Foster, Yoon Ha Lee, Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Scott Lynch, Rachel Swirsky
Uncanny Magazine Issue 25 by Lynne M Thomas, Isabel Yap, T. Kingfisher, Naomi Kritzer, Monica Valentinelli, Cassandra Khaw, Sofia Samatar, Beth Cato, Diana M Pho
The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher
Hinter Dornenhecken und Zauberspiegeln by Christian Handel, Julia Adrian, Susanne Gerdom, Kate Forsyth, Nina Blazon, Seanan McGuire, Nina Bellem, Mara Lang, T. Kingfisher, Tanja Kinkel, Diana Menschig, Christoph Marzi, Anna Milo, Fabienne Siegmund, Katrin Solberg, Björn Springorum, Susan Wade, Juliet Marillier
The Mythic Dream by John Chu, Leah Cypess, Indrapramit Das, Amal El-Mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, Sarah Gailey, Carlos Hernandez, Kat Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, T. Kingfisher, Ann Leckie, Carmen Maria Machado, Arkady Martine, Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, Rebecca Roanhorse, Alyssa Wong, J.Y. Yang
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 by Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Kat Howard, Maurice Broaddus, Mary Robinette Kowal, Cassandra Khaw, T. Kingfisher, Aliette de Bodard, Sarah Gailey
The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
Uncanny Magazine Issue 36 by T. Kingfisher, Samantha Mills, Kenneth Schneyer, Lavie Tidhar, Marie Brennan, James Yu, P. Djèlí Clark
The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher