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Year of the Unicorn

There is a prequel called Horn Crown, [http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11…](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1183797.Horn_Crown)
Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels.
Far from the besieged home of Simon and Jaelithe, in peaceful Norsdale, we meet Gillan, who longs to leave her dull life in a secluded country abbey. But when her wish comes true, she finds more than a little adventure. As she ventures out, not only is her life in danger, but also the power that lies within her, waiting to be discovered.

Wrath of the White Tigress

*He thought he was a hero.*
*She showed him the truth.*
When Jaska the Slayer hunts down Zyrella, last high priestess of the White Tigress, the spell that chained his mind for twenty years shatters. Faced with the horrors he unknowingly committed in the name of a ruthless wizard, he sets out to redeem himself by ending the reign of terror he helped create.
Together Jaska and Zyrella seek the aid of an ancient and dying race, battle deadly assassins, and race across a desert tainted by an evil that consumes all. But a relentless and mysterious attraction draws them to each other, a passion that could save or destroy them.
*Reader Advisory: This book may not suitable for readers of my young adult fiction.*
The **Tales of Pawan Kor** series can be read in any order.

Working Out Sucks! (And Why It Doesn’t Have To)

Tired of diet books that promise to change your life in five minutes? Tired of trying to get healthy and fit—and really getting nowhere? Chuck Runyon, Brian Zehetner, and Rebecca DeRossett are here to confirm what you already know: Working out sucks. The good news? With the new approaches in this book, that is about to change. *Working Out Sucks!* deprograms those of us who have long been brainwashed by unhealthy habits, destructive attitudes, and misinformation about health, and offers a no-nonsense way to get back on track. Because, while working out may suck, the alternatives-from heart disease to premature aging and shortened lifespan–are a lot worse. As he does in his 1,700 Anytime Fitness clubs (with more than one million members worldwide–and growing), Runyon emphasizes user-friendliness and utility in this get-real, get-healthy message, complete with Zehetner’s 21-day kick-start plan and DeRossett’s tips for mental health.


Oliza Shardae Cobriana is heir to Wyvern’s Court, home of the avians and serpiente, whose war with each other ended just before Oliza was born. But hatred is slow to die, and not everyone likes the expressive way in which Urban, a serpiente dancer, is courting Oliza–especially not Marus, her reserved avian suitor. And when Urban is found beaten in avian land, Oliza is filled with despair. How can she be expected to lead a unified society if her people still cannot live peacefully together?Before Oliza can try to mend the rift in Wyvern’s Court, she is kidnapped by mercenaries, who take her deep into wolves’ territory. As Wyvern princess, all Oliza has ever wanted is to see a future where she can find love and take a mate without inciting another war. The time is now. She owes it to her people–and to herself.From the Hardcover edition.


Jake has a secret hidden in his bedroom, under the carpet. It is a game that every child knows and plays. But for Jake, there is one small difference. This game takes him to strange and wonderful worlds. He calls it hopscotch and it helps him find missing people. It helped him find Jenny.
Jake is a wizard but he doesn’t have a clue.
But that’s not all; Jake has yet another secret, hidden away in the attic. It’s an accident, a strange object from another world. Jake has forgotten about this secret, but that’s all about to change. Because this secret is about to hatch!
Jenny doesn’t think Jake is weird – she likes weird. Princess Esmeralda of Salice thinks Jake should repay past mistakes. Evil wizards, kingdoms at war, chases, rescues, an offer he can’t refuse …
Jake is a wizard and his life is about to get interesting.

Witches With the Enemy

**The national bestselling author of *The Mist-Torn Witches* returns to a world of princes and power, magic and mystery, where two women have the ability to reveal the future and uncover the past…**
When seers Céline and Amelie Fawe fled Shetâna under threat of death, they vowed never to return. Yet, less than a year later, they are summoned back—to aid the man who once tried to kill them.…
The cruel prince Damek is on the verge of closing marriage negotiations with the powerful family of a young noblewoman when his intended’s sister is murdered. To keep the engagement from falling through, Damek must expose the killer quickly—and he needs the seers’ powers to do so. Though the Fawes’ patron, Prince Anton, fears that bringing Céline and Amelie to Shetâna places them in grave danger, he is honor-bound to help his brother Damek.
Only none of them is prepared for the peril that awaits them at Castle Kimovesk—for someone in the court is determined to prevent the marriage from happening, no matter how deadly the cost…


“A fabulously entertaining combination of Victorian conventions, sensuous undertones, and some seriously evil magic.”
\- Charlaine Harris, author of Dead to the World, on Ghosts of Albion: Accursed
Before you can save Albion, you must destroy the poison in its black heart.
William and Tamara Swift’s newfound sorcerous powers as Protectors of Albion pale before the demonic forces threatening Britannia. But William and Tamara have formidable allies in Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson – England’s noble, notorious Ghosts of Albion.
Responding to a plea from Cornwall, Tamara discovers that the rumors of young women, both human and fairy, vanishing without a trace are horribly true. Instead of hard clues, she uncovers only whispers of witches, infernal abductions, and a pyre of innocents planned for the solstice. Indeed, Tamara has never faced a more dangerous task – for the legendary land of King Arthur’s Camelot also harbors dark, bloody deeds and a waking evil. Soon nothing, not even mighty Albion, will be safe from the deadly peril.
**Amber Benson** , who immortalized Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and **Christopher Golden** , Bram Stoker Award–winning author of the Shadow Saga, have created a voluptuous, twisted thriller. Based on the BBC Web series that became a smash hit in England, **Ghosts of Albion: Witchery** brings to life a sizzling, ninteenth century world of fiends, phantoms, and spine-tingling terror.
Praise for Ghosts of Albion: Accursed
“Demons, bodice-ripping passion, and some good old murky London gloom; all one can ask for in a dark night’s reading.”
\- Kirkus Reviews
“Equal doses of dark humor and genuine horror.”
\- Library Journal

Wings of Wrath

**A masterwork of fantasy from the author of *Feast of Souls*… **
Kamala, a peasant woman, has claimed the powerful sorcery of the Magisters as her own-the ability to draw on the power of the human soul without dying for it. But in her rise to power she finds herself hunted by the brotherhood, and flees to a land where spells are warped by a fatal curse. A land that even Magisters fear…

Wind Rider’s Oath

Bahzell of the Hradani is Back!
Exciting Fantasy Adventure
by the *New York Times*
Best-Selling Author of the
Honor Harrington Series.
In *The War God’s Own* , Bahzell had managed to stop a war by convincing Baron Tellian, leader of the Sothoii, to “surrender” to him, the War God’s champion. Now, he has journeyed to the Sothoii Wind Plain to oversee the parole he granted to Tellian and his men, to represent the Order of Tomanak, the War God, and to be an ambassador for the hradani. What’s more, the flying coursers of the Sothoii have accepted Bahzell as a windrider—the first hradani windrider in history. And since the windriders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. That combination of duties would have been enough to keep anyone busy—even a warrior prince like Bahzell—but additional complications are bubbling under the surface. The goddess Shigu, the Queen of Hell, is sowing dissension among the war maids of the Sothoii. The supporters of the deposed Sothoii noble who started the war are plotting to murder their new leige lord and frame Bahzell for the deed. Of course, those problems are all in a day’s work for a champion of the War God. But what is Bahzell going to do about the fact that Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man—or hradani—for her
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
**Praise for the Earlier Novels in the Series:**
***Oath of Swords** *
“David Weber branches out into fantasy with this latest novel, and does as well as he does with hardware-heavy space opera . . . colorful characters . . . compelling reading, with plenty of sword & sorcery action and a pleasant sense of humor.” — *Locus*
“The creator of SF series heroine Honor Harrington turns successfully to fantasy . . . Weber is . . . emerging as a consistent producer of highly entertaining and intelligent action tales.” — *Booklist*
***The War God’s Own** *
“The action is brisk, the world-building an intelligent extrapolation from classic fantasy elements. . . . Most fantasy fans should find the novel . . . irresistibly entertaining fare. . . .” —* Publishers Weekly*
“Filled with memorable and distinctive characters . . . [ *The War God’s Own* ] will have new readers looking for the first book and anticipating the sure-to-come third. . . . Weber proves his talent for the storyteller’s cadences . . . this book is for readers who enjoy immersing themselves in the myriad dimensions of an alternative world.” — *VOYA*
“Excellent fantasy drama. . . .” — *The Bookwatch*
“Bahzell Bahnakson, the reluctant hero of *Oath of Swords* , returns in this entertaining fantasy sequel . . . there’s plenty of action and amusing banter . . . making it a great read.” — *Locus*
“. . . a well realized fantasy world . . . Weber deftly fleshes out such concepts as the undergound cities of the tale’s dwarves, the immortality of its elves, [and] the power of its demons to destroy those who summon them. . . .” — *Booklist*


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith this darkly intriguing original e-short story, Dean Koontz sets the stage for his masterly new novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder—Innocence.   “The world is a machine that produces endless surprises and mysteries layered on mysteries.”   Addison Goodheart is a mystery even to himself. He was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. She is haunted by private demons and keeps many secrets—none of which she dreads more than the young son who adores her.   Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace. Until the day he first knows terror, the day when his life changes radically and forever . . .   Acclaim for Dean Koontz   “A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself.”—Chicago Sun-Times   “Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers . . . might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review   “[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times   “Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”—USA Today   “Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz’s] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune   “A literary juggler.”—The Times (London)

Who Walks in Flame

An air-pistol-wielding priestess battles a sorcerous witch-king and a giant, flaming monster in this this sword & sorcery short story of truly epic proportions.
Millennia have passed since the witch-king Khuar-na last threatened the world of men. Now returned, he and his fiery behemoth have scorched the fertile fields of the West to desert waste. Only the Kings of the East can stand against him, and only if Bregissa the Skald can successfully lead them with her secret, stolen power.

What Do You Do With a Chocolate Jesus?: An Irreverent History of Christianity

“What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus?” is the funny and skeptical, yet genuine exploration of the Christian history they don’t teach in Sunday school. It finds humor, irony, and occasional insight amid the inconsistencies, absurdities, hypocrisies, and flat out weirdness that too often passes for eternal truth. Like a history of religion as done by The Daily Show, it humorously explores the facts, the history, and the big ideas in an engaging and entertaining story. Pitting actual Scripture against pious propaganda, Thomas Quinn treks through chapter and verse of the New Testament, explores the sordid saga of medieval beliefs (including End-of-the-World panics and fights about what kind of stuff Jesus was made of), and reveals some of the shocking attitudes of America’s founders toward religion. It isn’t always pretty, but it’s usually good for a laugh. If war is too important to leave to the generals, religion is too important to leave to the preachers. Skeptics need evangelists, too.

Warlock and Son

**WHEN YOUR FATHER’S A HIGH-TECH WARLOCK, THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO GROW UP – THE HARD WAY.** Even the son of a warlock gets restless sometimes. And when Magnus sets off to see the world, his father, Rod Gallowglass, and the robot horse, Fess, can’t resist trailing behind. Someone’s got to protect young Magnus from spellbinding witches, enchanted maidens, and jealous husbands. But despite his dad’s best intentions, when Magnus is faced with the worst dangers and responsibilities of growing up, he’s on his own.


Cornovaglia, 1792. Mentre l’Europa viene spazzata dai nuovi venti di guerra prodotti dalla Rivoluzione francese, sulle coste dell’Inghilterra Ross e Demelza Poldark, dopo un lungo periodo di difficoltà e amarezze, sembrano poter finalmente voltare pagina: lei si prende cura del piccolo Jeremy, e intanto il marito si butta anima e corpo in una nuova avventura mineraria con il cugino Francis. L’impresa, però, non è senza rischi e – soprattutto in quell’attività estrattiva che affonda nelle viscere della terra – il successo economico o il collasso finanziario dipendono da una varietà di circostanze, non sempre prevedibili. Così, quando il destino colpisce i Poldark con un’inattesa tragedia, la prospettiva della bancarotta si fa più concreta che mai. È in queste drammatiche circostanze che l’antica passione di Ross per Elizabeth torna a divampare, trascinandolo oltre i limiti della ragione, mentre Demelza, umiliata e in preda a sentimenti di vendetta, comincia a cedere all’insistente corteggiamento di un fascinoso ufficiale scozzese. Ogni cosa, nelle loro vite, sembra allora poter rovinare da un momento all’altro. Tanto più che l’ombra cupa del potente nemico, George Warleggan, questa volta si allunga fino a lambire le zone più intime e segrete del cuore di Ross. Tinte fosche, tormenti d’amore, imperituri valori di un eroe d’altri tempi: con il quarto episodio della saga di Poldark prosegue il grande romanzo storico di Winston Graham.

Volevamo essere Jo

Genova, Natale 1976. Mentre la neve, come un dono inaspettato, si posa leggera sul mare, quattro amiche – Giovanna, Lara, Silvia e Carla – ricevono dalle mamme il regalo più bello: il romanzo *Piccole donne*. Subito il loro gioco preferito diventa mettere in scena la storia intramontabile delle sorelle March. Nell’intimo ognuna di loro si riconosce un’affinità con una tra le sorelle, ma tutte, davanti al magico baule dei travestimenti, vogliono trasformarsi in Jo: Jo la generosa, Jo la ribelle, Jo che sfida le regole per rincorrere i suoi sogni. Perché anche le quattro amiche, in quegli anni incandescenti in cui il mondo sta cambiando volto, vogliono tutto: l’amore, una famiglia, e un lavoro in cui esprimere le proprie passioni. Anni più tardi, Giovanna e Lara, le più legate nel gruppo anche se poi separate dalla vita, si ritrovano a un convegno dedicato alle grandi protagoniste della letteratura. Entrambe hanno custodito nel cuore Jo March e il ricordo degli anni luminosi e appassionati dell’infanzia. È l’occasione per riunirsi tutte e quattro: le Piccole donne di un tempo decidono di trascorrere un weekend in campagna, nella casa-famiglia creata da Carla, e davanti al caminetto acceso si raccontano, ritrovano l’antica confidenza, discutono e giocano a rievocare quel passato in cui tutto sembrava possibile… Fino a quando la fuga di un ragazzino dalla casa-famiglia le costringerà a fare davvero i conti con se stesse, a chiedersi cosa ne è stato dei loro sogni. E mentre una terribile alluvione colpisce la città, le bambine diventate donne, ancora una volta incantate dalla magia sprigionata dal loro libro prediletto, trovano il coraggio di ricominciare. Emilia Marasco, con una scrittura lieve e calda come una carezza, capace di soffermarsi sui passaggi in cui le certezze che ci sostengono si incrinano e la vita prende direzioni impensate, ci consegna l’indimenticabile storia di quattro donne che volevano essere Jo March e che, nel desiderio inesausto di cercare se stesse, sono anche il nostro specchio. Emilia Marasco è nata a Genova, dove vive e lavora. È docente di Storia dell’arte e di Scrittura creativa all’Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. Oltre a scrivere per il teatro, ha fondato e dirige la scuola di scrittura creativa Officina Letteraria. Ha pubblicato i romanzi *La memoria impossibile* , *La distanza necessaria* e *Verso Sud*. Per Mondadori, nel 2011, è uscito *Famiglia: femminile plurale*.


VOIMA: Magic, strength, the force of life and renewal. Earth and sky are ruled by the Wanderers, the lords of voima. But an upheaval is coming, a time when even the powers of the immortals are fated to end. The Wanderers enlist the help of three young mortals..Together and separately, the three are swept into the conflict between the Wanderers and those who would overthrow them, not even always sure if they are on the right side. The conflict also becomes a struggle between kingdoms, between the generations, between the sexes, and between the demands of love and honor.