Ceryan ist einer der neun Generäle des Königs und gleichzeitig dessen bester Kämpfer – kein Wunder also, dass Zenox ausgerechnet ihn aussendet, um den sagenumwobenen Stein des Kairoan zu finden, der dem Herrscher endgültig zum Sieg über das Nachbarland Velmar verhelfen soll. M.D. Grand: Schatten (Das Schicksal der südlichen Lande, Buch 1) weiterlesen
The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together. Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall’s present. Brian McClellan: Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, Buch 1) weiterlesen
Helfen uns phantastische Bücher dabei, über die Aspekte unseres Lebens zu reflektieren, die wegen ihrer Alltäglichkeit für uns unsichtbar geworden sind? (Ein kleiner Artikel, in den ich tendenziell zu große Ideen zu verpacken versuche). Und noch ein Artikel darüber, warum Phantastik toll ist weiterlesen
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
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
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
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