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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

Peter Carey: Wrong about Japan – Eine Tokyoreise

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Es gibt das andere, das wahre Japan. Nicht das der Tempel und Teehäuser, sondern das der Pokemons und Animes, der Schwerter und Roboter. Hinter den schrillen Mangafiguren mit überdimensionalen Wimpern entdecken Peter Carey und sein Sohn Charley die Erfinder der gezeichneten Geschichten, und vor allem, dass Japan immer anders ist, als man denkt – ein digitales Spiegelkabinett. Ihre Tokyoreise – ein Zusammenprall der Kulturen. Peter Carey: Wrong about Japan – Eine Tokyoreise 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

Mishell Baker: Borderline (The Arcadia Project, Buch 1)

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A cynical, disabled film director with borderline personality disorder gets recruited to join a secret organization that oversees relations between Hollywood and Fairyland in this Nebula Award–nominated and Tiptree Award Honor Book that’s the first novel in a new urban fantasy series from debut author Mishell Baker. Mishell Baker: Borderline (The Arcadia Project, 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

Deathless (Catherynne M. Valente)

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Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century. Deathless (Catherynne M. Valente) weiterlesen