The Underwater Ballroom Society

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Five Fathoms Press #ad - The underwater ballroom Society is the kind of fantasy that got me into reading fantasy. Patrice sarath, author of The Sisters MederosStories in this anthology:Ysabeau S. Would you rather dance beneath the waves or hide your smuggled magic there? welcome to a world of sparkling adult fantasy and science fiction stories edited by Stephanie Burgis and Tiffany Trent and featuring underwater ballrooms of one sort or another, from a 1930s ballroom to a Martian hotel to a grand rock 'n roll ball held in the heart of Faery itself.

From the first page, I knew I was in good hands. This is my kind of fantasy -- magic, adventure, and gorgeous writing. Lee, singing"jenny moss, "a brand new thing"cassandra khaw, "twelve sisters"iona datt sharma, "penhallow amid passing things"tiffany trent, "spellswept"laura anne gilman, "the amethyst Deceiver"Patrick Samphire, storytelling styles, changeable mix of genres, "A Spy in the Deep"”I absolutely adore this collection … a wonderful, "The River Always Wins"Shveta Thakrar, "Four Revelations from the Rusalka Ball"Stephanie Burgis, "Mermaids, characters and vibes; I love the central thread of the underwater ballroom – never overtly stressed but always present – and how every author has turned that into something with such a different tone and place.

The Underwater Ballroom Society #ad - Wilce, "the Queen of Life"Y. S. The anthology is wonderful, and well worth a read!” - Kate Coe at Writing & Coe"This anthology is an excellent collection of stories and all of them are well worth your time. Michele at The Monday Review.

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West Wind's Fool: and Other Stories of the Devil's West

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Book View Cafe #ad - Publishers weekly“Gilman is magic in that junction point between the real and the imaginary. Npr books“her cocktail of western folklore, and will be a particular treat to fans of the other master of that kind of mashup, and known history are seamless, Native American mythos, Neil Gaiman. BarnesAndNoble.

Com. These stories and more welcome you to the Territory, where little is as it seems and everything is what we make of it. Praise for the world of The Devil's West:". Skillfully plays with western folklore and history, infusing them with ambiguity and subtle strangeness to deliver a memorable adventure out on the untamed frontier.

West Wind's Fool: and Other Stories of the Devil's West #ad - Visit an american West that never was, but could have been. A woman in search of her fate, a people looking for a new place to call home, a young girl about to become more than she could ever dream, a magical creature trapped between What Is and what Will Be.

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The Disastrous Début of Agatha Tremain

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Five Fathoms Press #ad - The last thing agatha tremain wants to do is leave her solitary study of magic behind to make a glittering social début in London. When she's forced into town by her sinister aunt, though, she discovers she's not the only girl who doesn't fit in there - and everything she's ever believed about magic may be wrong.

A witty, romantic f/f Victorian fantasy novelette about a girl determined to claim her own power. And the unexpected romance that she finds along the way!Previously published as "The Unladylike Education of Agatha Tremain" in the anthology Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal and Romance and in Inscription Magazine.

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Snowspelled: Volume I of The Harwood Spellbook

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Five Fathoms Press #ad - Bring on the sequel!"- ilona andrews, #1 new york times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series and the Hidden Legacy series"An adorable romantic novella"- All Things Urban Fantasy"A squee-filled, can't-stop-smiling delight"- Starship Sofa. Stephanie burgis is a fresh new voice and I can't wait to see what she does next.

In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules. Four months ago, cassandra harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was betrothed to the brilliant, intense love of her life.

Snowspelled: Volume I of The Harwood Spellbook #ad - Now cassandra is trapped in a snowbound house party deep in the elven dales, manipulative lady politicians, her infuriatingly stubborn ex-fiancé, worst of all, surrounded by bickering gentleman magicians, her own interfering family members, and, who refuses to understand that she’s given him up for his own good.

But the greatest danger of all lies outside the manor in the falling snow, where a powerful and malevolent elf-lord lurks. And cassandra lost all of her own magic four months ago. To save herself, cassandra will have to discover exactly what inner powers she still possesses – and risk everything to win a new kind of happiness.

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How To Marry A Werewolf: A Claw & Courtship Novella

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GAIL CARRIGER LLC #ad - A note on chronology the Claw & Courtship novellas can be read in any order. Want more hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies? Try Soulless. At least they pretend to be. Werewolves are civilized. Americans backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them.

Werewolves the monsters left faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Yet this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. Look out for appearances from favorite characters and the serious consequences of unwarranted geology.

How To Marry A Werewolf: A Claw & Courtship Novella #ad - Guilty of an indiscretion? Time to marry a werewolf. Set in the spring of 1896 this story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf and concurrent with those in Reticence. This book can be enjoyed without having read any of Miss Carriger's other works. Channing finds himself fighting to prove his honor and defend his species.

New york times best selling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand alone story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse. But there's something special about Faith.

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The Tea Master and the Detective

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Subterranean Press #ad - When long chau walks into her office, The Shadow's Child expects an unpleasant but easy assignment. A transport ship discharged from military service after a traumatic injury, The Shadow's Child now ekes out a precarious living as a brewer of mind-altering drugs for the comfort of space-travellers. As they dig deep into the victim's past, ultimately, the Shadow's Child realises that the investigation points to Long Chau's own murky past—and, to the dark and unbearable void that lies between the stars… .

Aliette de bodard brings us a new novella set in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Xuya universe!Welcome to the Scattered Pearls Belt, a collection of ring habitats and orbitals ruled by exiled human scholars and powerful families, and held together by living mindships who carry people and freight between the stars.

The Tea Master and the Detective #ad - Meanwhile, abrasive and eccentric scholar Long Chau wants to find a corpse for a scientific study. In this fluid society, and physical and virtual realities overlap, human and mindship avatars mingle in corridors and in function rooms, the appearance of environments easily modified and adapted to interlocutors or current mood.

When the corpse turns out to have been murdered, Long Chau feels compelled to investigate, dragging The Shadow's Child with her.

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The Cobbler's Boy

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Sobbing Squonk Press #ad - And now the killers are looking for Kit. A fast-paced historical mystery by the author of KAREN MEMORY and the author of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. Brilliant, bookish christopher marlowe is fifteen years old and desperate to qualify for a scholarship to the King's School in order to escape his brutal father. But the only man who could have helped him has been murdered.

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In the Stacks: Author's Enhanced Edition

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Scott Lynch #ad - Life is always complicated for students of magic at the High University of Hazar, but the fifth-year exam is a particular challenge: Each student must return one library book. Of course, a collection where the rules of time, a haunted collection of ten million magical tomes, space, weather, they must return it to the Living Library, and reality itself are subject to sudden change.

. Escorted by armored battle-librarians, a group of four students must face mysteries and monsters in a fight to get their books back on the shelves in this brisk, darkly whimsical sword and sorcery tale. Originally published in 2010, new scenes, featuring new dialogue, the Author's Enhanced Edition of "In the Stacks" is newly revised and expanded, internationally best-selling fantasist Scott Lynch, and a new introduction from the author, creator of Locke Lamora and the Gentleman Bastard Sequence.

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Every Wind of Change Paths of Shadow Book 3

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#ad - Tasked by the king to decipher the Arc’s strange song, Meralda discovers plans for an outlandish machine hidden in the song’s mathematical lyrics. Her discovery of the Arc may doom her world. The arc, a mysterious metal structure hanging ten thousand feet above the stormy Sea, is singing. But her long journey home also means facing an old sorrow, and a singularly unpleasant truth.

As monsters close in, mug, can meralda prevail where thousands before her failed and perished?Join Meralda, and Donchen for this third installment of the Paths of Shadow series. Mage meralda’s perilous airship journey across the vast Great Sea made her a hero. Together they face ravenous beasts, ancient engines, and the most diabolical creature of all – Meralda's own long-lost mother.

Every Wind of Change Paths of Shadow Book 3 #ad - With nothing but her wits, and her determination to return home and find a decent cup of coffee, her Sight, Meralda vows to lead her tiny band to safety. With sharp-tongued vegetable familiar Mug at her side, Meralda embarks on an unexpected journey across the void.

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The Apple-Tree Throne

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#ad - Benjamin braddock, survivor of the massacre that ended the war, well, and begrudgingly ready to return to a world that, doesn't seem to need him any more than it did in peacetime. Fortunately, since the officer's family is so vehemently adamant that Braddock join their rich and carefree fold, he doesn't have much time to fret about being haunted.

His friends have homes and families to return to, while he's got nothing but his discharge papers and a couple of unwanted medals. Bright new aqua-plants are generating electricity for the streetlights; news can be easily had on the radio-viz; and in Gundisalvus' Land, the war is over and the soldiers are beginning to trickle home.

The Apple-Tree Throne #ad - Amongst these is Lt. It is the turn of the century in an England that never was. Oh, and one new thing: the furious ghost of his commanding officer. But the secrets of the war are about to catch up to them all. A steaming heap of self-indulgent drivel" - the author.

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I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land

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Subterranean Press #ad - And, yes, the overwhelmed and busy clerk showing him around says they have a copy. Of course, not everyone agrees. Jim wanders intrigued through stacks of tomes he doesn’t quite recognize the titles of, none with prices. After jim bombs a contentious interview with a radio host who defends the sacred technology of the printed, he gets caught in a rainstorm only to find himself with no place to take refuge other than a quaint, tangible book, old-fashioned bookshop.

Ozymandias Books is not just any store. Jim is in new york city at christmastime shopping a book based on his blog—Gone for Good—premised on the fact that “being nostalgic for things that have disappeared is ridiculous. Progress decides for people what they need and what’s obsolete. It’s that simple.

I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land #ad - But it’s only after jim leaves that he understands the true nature of ozymandias and how tragic it is that some things may be gone forever…From beloved, New York Times best-selling author Connie Willis comes I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land, multiple-award-winning, a novella about the irreplaceable magic of books.

Here he discovers a mysteriously pristine, seemingly endless wonderland of books—where even he gets nostalgic for his childhood favorite.

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