A necklace of Souls by RL Stedman
A Necklace of Souls – RL Stedman

Dana wishes she wasn’t a princess. She’s always being told how to behave, what to wear. This collier’s cart seems the perfect escape. Only she didn’t realize she’d become so dirty, or so lost. Luckily this boy, Will, has a sense of direction. And next to the forbidding stranger, N’tombe, he seems reassuringly normal.Will’s Aunt says the Kingdom of the Rose is the most fortunate of lands. But Will hates the place. His uncle and aunt are horrible, and he misses his parents. Besides, he’s only a baker. How could he ever become the friend of a princess?

Welcome to the award-winning world of A Necklace of Souls Where courage is not always measured by strength and magic is real, if only one has the courage to dream.

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Between the Hammer and the Anvil  – Mark McCabe

When Sara is seized and taken from her home in the dead of night, she soon finds herself in a fight for her very survival, far from the world she knew. How can she find the courage to escape from her captors and who will she turn to for help in the strange land she finds herself in? Sara’s fight for survival will be played out in a world where nations are sliding inexorably towards chaos, war rages across the land and the common people are desperately fighting to save what they can of their own shattered lives. This gripping story of courage in the face of adversity sets the scene for an epic tale which will see the world Sara has found herself in taken to the brink of utter destruction. Can it pull back from the abyss that threatens to consume it or will it slide down into ruin? Can Sara survive and find her way home?

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Fallen Angel : Redemption – Sean P Martin

Cassiel has had a good four years since the events of Fallen Angel: Penance. But all good things must come to and end, as they say. Stuck in a foreign country.

Out of friends, out of luck and out of time, his past comes back to haunt him.

And there will be Hell to pay.

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The Kingfisher’s Debt  – Kura Carpenter

Magic isn’t real, right?

Within the small coastal city of Dunedin, local translator Tamsin Fairchild has a reputation she hates. People think she’s psychic…
Always hovering around and interfering in Tamsin’s life, part father-figure, part thorn in her side, Detective Jackson, is an old-school cop. Childhood friend to her deceased mother, Tamsin wonders could her mother have let an outsider in on the truth?
Newcomer, rookie cop Scott Gale is forced to team-up with Tamsin when they investigate the disappearance of a newborn baby and a bizarre crime scene – satanic ritual or hoax?
More and more the blame starts to point towards Tamsin…
Tamsin must uncover who’s framing her, find the baby before it’s too late, unravel the mystery behind her elder brother’s disappearance, and stop Scott from entering a world not meant for human eyes.
But Scott has family secrets of his own and Tamsin doesn’t know who to trust.
But can you trust Tamsin? What if the person who saved your life is about to frame you for murder?

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The Lost Swallow  – Jayne Castel

She’s entrusted with protecting a princess … but he’s been sent to kill them both.
Mira belongs to The Swallow Guard—an elite all-female bodyguard who protect the royal family. She hates her role, and has been planning her escape for years—only when her city comes under attack she finds herself on the run, and the unlikely protector of a spoiled and wilful princess.

Asher belongs to the Order of Light and Darkness. He’s an enchanter who spends his days healing the sick and injured. But when the head of his order commands him to track down the last survivor of a slaughtered royal family—and kill the girl and the woman protecting her—he finds himself in the role of assassin.

In an epic journey through the heart of occupied territory, Mira struggles between her desire to flee and start afresh, and her need to protect the gifted young woman who has come to depend on her. Asher must also make a choice. Does he trust his instincts, follow his heart, and bring wrath down upon him—or does he follow orders and risk losing his soul.

Epic adventure and romance collide in this emotional romantic fantasy. Book #2 of the Light and Darkness series

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The Unquiet – Carolyn McCurdie

The planet Pluto disappears.

Creeping in from between star systems is the Unquiet. It stinks like a million burning tyres, and it jabbers and screams as if the sky is in agony. Soon it attacks the earth: swallowing entire countries.

A second, smaller power seeks out Tansy, a young girl in a town at the bottom of the world. She has a gift. The earth urgently needs that gift, and it also needs the knowledge that a boy called Anaru holds.
Together Tansy and Anaru – with guides from another realm – travel far into the heart of the earth.

 

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Warrior’s Touch – Deb E Howell

The ultimate betrayal exposes a new enemy and forces Llew and Jonas to ally with a former nemesis.

Llew faces an uncertain future: one nation wants her to mother their future army, another wants her dead. Lucky for Llew she has a champion at her side… if he’s allowed.

Already carrying Jonas’ child, Llew faces solo motherhood while Jonas continues his duties as his nation’s hero.

But when their lives are threatened, Jonas’ duty is only to his little family.

In Warrior’s Touch, loyalties will be tested, lives torn apart and magics rejoined.

 

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Wise Phuul – Daniel Stride

Walking corpses and black-market liquor: the quiet life.
Telto Phuul, Necromancer and Library Clerk, likes his days safe and predictable. Not for him the intrigues of the Viiminian Empire, a gothic monstrosity held together by sheer force of will.

Until the Empire’s dreaded secret police come knocking. Caught in a web of schemes in the diseased heart of Kuolinako, the underground Imperial capital, Telto can trust no-one. Not the Northern theocrats who abhor Necromancy, and certainly not the Grand Chancellor, whose iron-fisted rule has kept the old order alive that little bit longer.
When one false step means torture and disappearance, this journey will change our Necromancer forever.

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Engaging, subtle and provocative, this is fantasy steampunk that deserves to be read again and again. Wise Phuul is the story of one man’s journey to save himself, his friends, and (by coincidence only), his society.

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