Die Verzauberung der Schatten

Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104901695
Release Date: 2017-11-23
Genre: Fiction

»Die Verzauberung der Schatten« ist der zweite Band der Weltenwanderer-Trilogie von V. E. Schwab rund um den Antari Kell und Trickbetrügerin Delilah Bard. Eine Geschichte voller Magie, Abenteuer – und Piraten. Die Stadt London gibt es vier Mal – im grauen wohnt die Langeweile, im weißen der Hass und im schwarzen das Nichts. Doch im Roten London, da wohnt die Magie ... Vier Monate ist es her, dass Kell gegen die dunkelste Form der Magie gekämpft hat. Noch immer leidet der Antari unter Albträumen, und die gewiefte Taschendiebin Delilah Bard, kurz Lila, geht ihm einfach nicht aus dem Kopf. Sie hat sich inzwischen jedoch einen Traum erfüllt: Sie segelt mit dem Nachtfalken über die Meere der Welt. Das Rote London steht ganz im Taumel des Spiels der Elemente, einem Turnier, bei dem Magier aus aller Welt ihre Kräfte messen. Auch Kell will antreten. Während zahlreiche Gäste, darunter der berüchtigte Pirat Alucard Emery, in die Stadt kommen, bemerkt jedoch niemand, wie ein anderes London aus seinem düsteren Schlaf erwacht und diejenigen wiederkehren, die als für immer verloren galten. Ein Abenteuer mit liebenswerten Figuren, düsteren Überraschungen und jeder Menge Wortwitz in der atemberaubenden Welt der vier London. »Fantasy, wie sie sein muss.« Publishers Weekly

A Gathering of Shadows

Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765376473
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: FICTION

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagent international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall.

Vicious

Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765335340
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Fiction

Ten years after an experiment designed to tap a human's supernatural abilities goes terribly wrong, Victor breaks out of prison and resolves to track down his former roommate, Eli, who resolves to eradicate the world's super-powered people.

The Queen of the Tearling

Author: Erika Johansen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062290373
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Fiction

A #1 Indie Next Pick and LibraryReads Selection Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive. This book will be a beautifully designed package with illustrated endpapers, a map of the Tearling, and a ribbon marker.

Apocalypse Now Now

Author: Charlie Human
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 9781783294756
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Fiction

Baxter Zevcenko’s life is pretty sweet. He’s making a name for himself as the kingpin of his smut-peddling high-school syndicate, the other gangs are staying out of his business, and he’s dating the girl of his dreams, Esme. But when Esme gets kidnapped, things start to get seriously weird, and the only man drunk enough to help is a bearded, booze-soaked, supernatural bounty hunter that goes by the name of Jackson ‘Jackie’ Ronin. Plunged into the increasingly bizarre landscape of Cape Town’s supernatural underworld, Baxter and Ronin team up to save Esme. On a journey that takes them through the realms of impossibility, they must face every conceivable nightmare to get her back, including the odd brush with the Apocalypse.

The Shades of Magic Series

Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765399625
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Fiction

This discounted ebundle includes: A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of Light Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series. Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. A Darker Shade of Magic — Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. A Gathering of Shadows — Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Element Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. A Conjuring of Light — As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. In the wake of tragedy, Kell—once assumed to be the last surviving Antari—begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Tor books by V. E. Schwab The Shades of Magic series A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light The Villains series Vicious At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Kill Baxter EBK

Author: Charlie Human
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 9781783294787
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Fiction

The world has been massively unappreciative of sixteen-year-old Baxter Zevcenko. His bloodline may be a combination of ancient Boer mystic and giant shape-shifting crow, and he may have won an inter-dimensional battle and saved the world, but does anyone care? No. Instead he’s packed off to Hexpoort, part reformatory, part military school, and just like Hogwarts (except with sex, drugs, and better internet access). The problem is that Baxter sucks at magic. He’s also desperately attempting to control his new ability to dreamwalk, all the while being singled out by the school’s resident bully, who just so happens to be the Chosen One. But when the school comes under attack, Baxter needs to forget all that and step into action. The only way is joining forces with his favourite recovering alcoholic of a supernatural bounty hunter, Ronin, to try and save the world from the apocalypse. Again.

Die Beschw rung des Lichts

Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104901701
Release Date: 2018-04-26
Genre: Fiction

Magie, Intrigen, Täuschung, Abenteuer – und Piraten. »Die Beschwörung des Lichts« von V.E. Schwab ist das große Finale der Weltenwanderer-Trilogie um die vier unterschiedlichen Versionen von London. »Wie tötet man einen Gott?« Diese Frage stellen sich Lila und Kell, als die Dunkelheit ihre Heimat, das Rote London, erfasst. Osaron, die finsterste Ausgeburt des Schwarzen London, hat in kurzer Zeit die Macht in der Stadt an sich gerissen. Und er möchte vor allem eins: verehrt werden. Selbst die stärksten Magier des Reiches kommen nicht gegen ihn an, also schmieden Kell und Lila einen verzweifelten Plan. Zusammen mit dem von seiner Familie verstoßenen Piraten Emery Alucard und dem zwielichtigen Antari Holland machen sie sich auf die Suche nach einem magischen Artefakt, das selbst Osaron in die Schranken weisen kann. »›Die Beschwörung des Lichts‹ ist pure Magie und der krönende Abschluss einer großartigen Serie. Die Weltenwanderer-Trilogie ein Wendepunkt in der Fantasy-Literatur, die das Genre durch ihre Originalität und meisterhafte Sprache neu belebt hat. Sie wird unseren Blick auf die phantastische Literatur auf Jahre hinaus prägen – Schwabs Bücher sind Kult und jetzt schon Klassiker des Genres.« Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog Die Weltenwanderer-Trilogie: Band 1: Vier Farben der Magie Band 2: Die Verzauberung der Schatten Band 3: Die Beschwörung des Lichts

Say Her Name

Author: Juno Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471402456
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Drip...drip...drip... In five days, she will come... Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear... But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror - five days - but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before... A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.

A Conjuring of Light

Author: V. E. Schwab
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765387486
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy. As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. In the wake of tragedy, Kell—once assumed to be the last surviving Antari—begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace—but never common—thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. An ancient enemy returns to claim a city while a fallen hero tries to save a kingdom in decay. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible. Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Almost Midnight Two Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509879892
Release Date: 2017-11-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell is a beautiful gift edition containing two wintery short stories, decorated throughout for the first time with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker. Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . . Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan. Midnights was previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins and Kindred Spirits was previously published as a World Book Day title.