Archiv der Kategorie: High Fantasy

N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, Buch 1)

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IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, Buch 1) weiterlesen

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Mark Lawrence: Red Sister (First Book of the Ancestor)

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At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls. Mark Lawrence: Red Sister (First Book of the Ancestor) weiterlesen

Steven Erikson: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Buch 1)

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Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent.

Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out – and Empress Lasseen’s ambition knows no bounds.

However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand… Steven Erikson: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Buch 1) weiterlesen

Sarah J. Maas: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, Book 5)

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The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? Sarah J. Maas: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, Book 5) weiterlesen

Brandon Sanderson: The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, Buch 6)

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The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set. Brandon Sanderson: The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, Buch 6) weiterlesen

Jay Kristoff: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles, Buch 1)

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Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Years later, to make vengeance a promise, she must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult. The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows love her. And they drink her fear. Jay Kristoff: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles, Buch 1) weiterlesen

Elizabeth Bear: Range of Ghosts (The Eternal Sky, Book 1)

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Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is walking from a battlefield where he was left for dead. All around lie the fallen armies of his cousin and his brother who made war to rule the Khaganate. Temur is now the legitimate heir by blood to his grandfather’s throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile is the only way to survive his ruthless cousin. Elizabeth Bear: Range of Ghosts (The Eternal Sky, Book 1) weiterlesen