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The Lies of Locke Lamora
Scott Lynch - Feb 01, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But...
The Darkness That Comes Before
The Prince of Nothing, Book One
R. Scott Bakker - Sep 02, 2008 (first published in 2003)
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"This edition first published in paperback in the United States in 2005 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc."--Verso....
Blood Song
Anthony Ryan - Feb 03, 2015 (first published in 2011)
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“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.”Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior...
The Black Prism
Brent Weeks - Jul 23, 2013 (first published in 2010)
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Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how ...
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Royal Assassin
Robin Hobb - Jun 16, 2020 (first published in 1996)
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FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool are back again in book two of the beloved saga, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. A quarter-century after the original publication of the Farseer Trilogy, these special editions present Robin Hobb's modern classics as never before: in gorgeous hardcover editions, with ten beautiful full-color illustrati...
Theft of Swords, Vol. 1
Michael J. Sullivan - Nov 23, 2011
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THEY KILLED THE KING. THEY PINNED IT ON TWO MEN. THEY CHOSE POORLY.There's no ancient evil to defeat or orphan destined for greatness, just unlikely heroes and classic adventure. Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, are two enterprising rogues who end up running for their lives when they're framed for the m...
Assassin's Quest
Robin Hobb - May 01, 1997
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King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to ...
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Apprentice
Raymond E. Feist - Jan 01, 1994 (first published in 1982)
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An alternate cover edition of this ISBN can be found here.To the forest on the shore of the Kingdom of the Isles, the orphan Pug came to study with the master magician Kulgan. His courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, but he was ill at ease with normal wizardry. Yet his strange magic may save two worlds from dark bein...
The Blade Itself
Howard Hughes - Jan 01, 2001 (first published in 2006)
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Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian – leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman Captain Jezal dan Luthar, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, has nothing more dangerous in mind than ...
The Last Unicorn
Peter S. Beagle - Feb 08, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Adapted for the first time from the novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns, even if it m...
Assassin's Apprentice
Robin Hobb - Mar 01, 1996 (first published in 1995)
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In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him s...
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Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
The Magicians by Lev Grossman