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The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss - Apr 07, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name o...
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling - Oct 01, 1998 (first published in 1997)
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Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen...
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The Lord of the Rings
50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
J. R. R. Tolkien - Oct 12, 2005 (first published in 1955)
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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it t...
The Way of Kings
Book One of the Stormlight Archive
Brandon Sanderson - Mar 04, 2014
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According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed...They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and m...
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Sahil Lavingia
Harry Potter
The Complete Collection
J. K. Rowling - Nov 15, 2014 (first published in 2007)
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A beautiful boxed set containing all seven Harry Potter novels in hardback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON …...
Wheel of Time
Books 1-3 (The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn)
Robert Jordan - Oct 29, 2019 (first published in 1990)
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This box set of paperbacks includes the first three books in Robert Jordan's bestselling epic fantasy series, the Wheel of Time. No saga since Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has evoked such fervor among readers. In the first Wheel of Time book, The Eye of the World, Jordan introduces a world broken by phenomenal power and threatened by engulfing shado...
The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set
Stephen King - Dec 06, 2016 (first published in 2002)
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For the first time ever in a single box set, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time—soon to be a major motion film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful crea...
A Court of Mist and Fury
Sarah J. Maas - May 02, 2017
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Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark...
A Song of Ice and Fire
George R. R. Martin - May 01, 2012 (first published in 2000)
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For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO's "Game of Thrones "are together in one boxed set. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin--dubbed "the American Tolkien" by "Time" magazine--international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now ...
The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss - Apr 02, 2013
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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”My name is Kvothe.I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger...
The Return of the King
Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien - Oct 06, 2020 (first published in 1955)
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In celebration of The Hobbit's fifteenth anniversary, the authoritative edition of its stirring sequel, The Lord of the Rings, is elegantly presented in handsome, uniform editions. In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins (hero of The Hobbit) passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo — unwittingly set...
The Crippled God by Steven Erikson
The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Tiamat's Wrath by James S. A. Corey
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
Cold Days by Jim Butcher
The Inheritance Cycle Series 4 Book Set Collection Eragon, Eldest, Brisngr by Christopher Paolini
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Assassin's Fate by Robin Hobb
Saga Book One by Brian K Vaughan
The Legend of Zelda by Patrick Thorpe
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
City of Bones/City of Ashes/City of Glass/City of Fallen Angels/City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman
The Sandman; vol. 4 by Neil Gaiman
White Hot by Ilona Andrews
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K Vaughan
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend
The House of Hades Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Four by Rick Riordan
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan
Fablehaven Complete Set by Brandon Mull
Sandman Vol. 10 by Neil Gaiman
The Dark Secret by Tui T. Sutherland
Saga Volume 7 by Brian K Vaughan
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Refuge by Karen Lynch
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
Heir of Novron, Vol. 3 by Michael J. Sullivan
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Saga Volume 6 by Brian K Vaughan
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
Changes by Jim Butcher
Locke & Key Volume 5 by Joe Hill
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Hogwarts Library by J. K. Rowling
The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Locke & Key Volume 6 by Joe Hill
The Sandman Vol. 8 by Neil Gaiman
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dark Age by Pierce Brown