395 pages, 23 of 26 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows.
Yet Mazael’s darkest enemy waits elsewhere.
Within his own tainted soul…
297 pages, 8 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Strange and legendary Dremlock Kingdom is facing destruction from both within and beyond its stone walls in the form of goblins–creatures spawned by evil that come in all shapes and sizes–and the Deep Shadow, a hungry and spreading force of dark sorcery that infects people with madness.
To save their kingdom, the knights recruit a lonely and isolated boy named Lannon who lives in a wooded valley with his crazy father, who bears a dark illness of the soul, and his foul-tempered mother. Lannon is sought out because he possesses a rare power called the Eye of Divinity. The knights need Lannon’s gift to see through the fog of evil that shrouds Dremlock Kingdom and give them the advantage they need to turn the tables on their ancient foe.
With the help of his friends, Lannon tries desperately to unlock the Eye of Divinity in time to save Dremlock Kingdom from otherwise certain doom. With the Deep Shadow creeping around the kingdom and infecting hearts and minds, Lannon isn’t sure if anyone in Dremlock can even be trusted. Lannon finds himself, and his fellow squires, caught in a web of mystery and magic in a kingdom where anything can happen.
341 pages, 7 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Behind a wall in a hidden chamber lies a dark secret: The Blood Gate. Legend hints at its awesome power—and its dreadful costs. Since ancient times, the mysterious portal has been kept sealed and hidden. Only the great Xarhux himself had ever dared to enter…
And he emerged with the strength of a god.
And the mind of a madman.
Now, a young descendant of the Conqueror, the exiled Prince Hurrus, must discover the Blood Gate’s terrible secret if he is ever to reclaim the throne of his father.
His people fight and die for his return. Bands of rebels wage a hopeless war against vast supernatural forces. Outmatched and increasingly desperate, a single dream keeps them alive—the dream of the return of their king. The dream of Hurrus.
But he must first face what few have survived—hired blades of the famed Prathian Guard…
Unforgettable characters, non-stop action, romance, and intrigue…
Military fantasy for fans of historical fiction. Based loosely on the era of Alexander’s Successors. From the author of The War God’s Men.
265 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 5-star, Young Adult
Someone has opened the Slipstream, causing time to repeat a single day over and over again. As the mysterious events of the day begin to unfold, Parry Pretty discovers the heart-stopping reason why only she can close the Slipstream. The only problem is the stubborn girl refuses to believe that the Slipstream even exists. Her logical brain ignores the fact that she continues to relive the same day over and over again, even though she has experienced déjà vu several times. Her scientific mind can’t be convinced that she continues to wake up in different realms, and her practical nature certainly won’t accept the fact that there is more than one realm in the world (eight to be exact). But all that is about to change when Parry finds herself chasing after a mysterious stranger through windows that lead to new and wondrous lands, where she discovers a greater and darker secret that could alter her destiny, and the fate of all the realms, forever.
382 pages, 30 of 44 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
You know him, but you can’t remember his name. He is the one that is always there, in the background, all but invisible to those roaming the hallways. What if he had a secret? What if it was a secret that even he didn’t know?
Test Davis has always been a blur to those around him. He’s a shadow like a million other kids–not smart enough for the academic team, not beast enough for the football team, not extroverted enough for the drama crowd. In all things Test is just…not, which is why no one ever notices him.
But what happens when someone does notice him– Nicole Paxton, a cheerleader, no less? What happens on the night that Test finds out there’s nothing average about him and that a powerful gift has been hidden within, secretly waiting to be set free and alter his life forever? The question is, will that power save him and those he loves or tear them apart?
297 pages, 13 of 17 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Young Adult
Caleb Holden is a facetious, caustic seventeen-year-old teen who doesn’t have enough sense to stay down for the count. His story is not of a poster boy for success, but rather of a troubled teen who was forced to grow up fast, lest he fall into oblivion and obscurity. When the amulet he wears around his neck begins to talk, as well as give him lip, his life is thrown for a loop. This sets in motion a series of events that will eventually lead him to his destiny, or a gruesome death. Given the power to alter the darkness that plagues the world, he jumps at the opportunity with little hesitation. As with all his pursuits, Caleb doesn’t give up or in until he sees a challenge through to its conclusion.
The Seven is a full-length Young Adult fantasy, approximately 140,000 words – about 500 pages. Due to the prevalence of obscene language, The Seven is recommended for readers 16 years and older.
327 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
285 pages, 9 of 9 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A man can run from his past … but not his future.
Symon Bryson lives in self-imposed exile until Monsignor DuBarry goes missing and not even the most adept of the magic practitioners can determine the reason for the abduction. The clues lie buried in the past amidst epic battles and horrific losses but reliving that failed mission uncovers fresh challenges and fearsome threats that reunite his old team.
Symon must deal with his own hidden demons and confront the menace that threatens the delicate balance of power. When the darkest of all evils lures Symon into springing a long-planned trap, an unsuspecting world will confront the unthinkable.
When all that stands between Heaven and Hell is magic, more than faith will be tested.
289 pages, 18 of 19 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A human embryo is allowed to preview the world before deciding whether to be born. The embryo, named Prospect, is given a starter kit of human knowledge, and his consciousness is inserted into a synthetic twenty-year-old body. To help him make up his mind, he will meet a range of people. Among them, a greeting card writer who excels at sympathy cards, and Prospect’s very own inscrutable parents. Trish Mesmer is the scientist charged with counseling Prospect, though she has more hidden agendas than a centipede has legs. At the same time, Trevor Grueling grows increasingly committed to derailing the bio-experiment all together. This cautionary tale is served up with equal helpings of whimsy and dread, with just a dash of hope.
In the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, the book was selected by Penguin editors as one of the top ten books out of five thousand. To learn more about the author’s work, and to view the author’s unique book trailer, please visit dwightland.homestead.com.
320 pages, 11 of 14 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Endabled
Kelyn of Ketura: Daughter of a legendary warrior who left the mountains before she was born. Brave. Strong. Tempered by her struggle to survive in the hostile, craggy Keturan mountains. “Find your father, ” the local wisewoman tells her. “To find your true self, find the Wolverine.” Angered by his abandonment, Kelyn doesn’t care about her father — but the lure of adventure in the Out Lands calls to her, and she accepts the challenge. New languages. New weapons. Magic. Witch hunts. The treacheries of civilization. She doesn’t know just how much of a challenge it’ll be.
323 pages, 135 of 166 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Myranda is a young woman more interested in staying alive than being a hero. Orphaned by a continent-spanning war that has gone on for decades too long and shunned for failing to support it, she has been on the move since she was only a child. One can hardly blame her when she thinks that the chance discovery of a fallen soldier’s priceless cargo is the moment that will change her life. No one could predict just how great that change would be. It will lead her through an adventure of rebels and generals, of wizards and warriors, and of beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step of the way will take her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.
304 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Born into a harsh and unforgiving world, Ainsha is groomed for a destiny it seems impossible for her to fulfil. Her father, a fierce warrior chieftan, cast her mother aside before Ainsha’s birth. Isolated and abandoned, Soraya raises her child as a boy, knowing that a son is prized but a daughter is worthless to the mountain chief. The one day Maghan comes to claim his child. When he learns that his precious heir is no heir at all, Maghan’s anger seems boundless.
Yet Ainsha has a gift. Armed with her gift and her an inner steel, she makes her way in a world of pride, hate, betrayal and war. And discovers that she must confront Fate before she can embrace her destiny.
319 pages, 125 of 134 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed.
Worse, Sicarius, the empire’s most notorious assassin, is in town. He’s tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills… or someone wants her dead.
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