Mythic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, and Fairy Tales

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Dragons and Mythical Creatures

Synopsis From Tiamat, a sea dragon from ancient Mesopotamian myths, to the Jabberwock of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, here are 85 beasties—shown in stunning illustrations—of folklore and fiction. How do you slay a dragon? What are the origins of the Loch Ness Monster story? How many heads did Cerberus have? In …

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The Seventh Bride

Synopsis Rhea is an ordinary miller’s daughter, engaged to be married under suspicious circumstances to a man not of her choosing. He has unknown powers and a manor house full of mysterious women. Rhea has a hedgehog. It’s probably not going to be enough. – Goodreads Review This was a …

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The Greenhollow Duology 02: Drowned Country

Synopsis Drowned Country is the the stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh’s lush, folkloric debut. This second volume of the Greenhollow duology once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they’ve always known. Even the …

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The Greenhollow Duology 01: Silver in the Wood

Synopsis There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads. When Greenhollow Hall …

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The City of Brass

The Daevabad Trilogy 01: City of Brass

Synopsis Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a …

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Servantof the Underworld

Obsidian and Blood 01: Servant of the Underworld

Synopsis Year One-Knife, Tenochtitlan – the capital of the Aztecs. The end of the world is kept at bay only by the magic of human sacrifice. A priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood. Acatl, high priest, must find her, or break the boundaries between the worlds of …

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Twice Magic

The Wizards of Once 02: Twice Magic

Synopsis This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the shocking consequences …

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The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once 01: The Wizards of Once

Synopsis This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure … Once there was …

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