• Young Adult Fiction

First Year


Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946155047
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7366
Fifteen-year-old Ryiah enrolls at her realm's most notorious war school for those with magic. But there's a catch-only fifteen will be apprenticed. Competition is fierce and she trusts no one, especially the arrogant Prince Darren... Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

    • Young Adult Fiction

First Year


Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946155009
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7388
Fifteen-year-old Ryiah enrolls at her realm's most notorious war school for those with magic. But there's a catch'only fifteen will be apprenticed. Competition is fierce and she trusts no one, especially the arrogant Prince Darren? Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

First Year

The Black Mage
Author: Rachel Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781621354604
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 4268
Before the age of seventeen the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice -follow tradition, or pursue a trial year in one of the realm's three war schools to study as a soldier, knight or mage...For 15-year-old Ryiah the choice has always been easy. Become a warrior and leave the boring confines of her lowborn life behind. Set to enroll in the School of Knighthood on the eve of her next birthday, plans suddenly shift when her twin brother discovers powers. Hoping that hers will soon follow, she enrolls with Alex at the Academy instead -the realm's most notorious war school for those with magic.Yet when she arrives Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Every "first-year" is given a trial year to prove their worth -and no amount of hard work and drive will guarantee them a spot. It seems like everyone is rooting for her to fail -and first and foremost among them Prince Darren, the school prod-igy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.When an accidental encounter leads Ryiah and Darren to an unlikely friendship she is convinced nothing good will come of it. But the lines become blurred when she begins to improve -and soon she is a key competitor for the faction of Combat... Still, nothing is ever as it seems -and when the world comes crashing down around her, Ry is forced to place faith in the one thing she can believe in -herself. Will it be enough?

    • Young Adult Fiction

Non-Heir

The Black Mage Prequel Novella
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publisher: Rachel E. Carter
ISBN: 1946155128
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 110
View: 3908

Apprentice

The Black Mage
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946155016
Category:
Page: 390
View: 4333
She survived a trial year at the Academy of Magic, but that was the easy part?Now sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school's most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years traveling across Jerar, training with a master she hates, her old nemesis, Priscilla, and Prince Darren, her sometimes-rival sometimes? more?Ry's new apprenticeship is nothing like what she prepared for. War is on the horizon and her lessons aren't just for practice anymore.It's time to fight.

Last Stand

The Black Mage
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946155030
Category:
Page: 452
View: 9895
Ryiah's world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne's nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar--all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband.She's one step ahead, but sooner or later the curtain will fall.Sooner or later, she'll have to fight.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Candidate


Author: Rachel E. Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946155061
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 380
View: 3052
Twenty-year-old Ryiah is a black mage of Combat, but she's not the Black Mage. Yet. She's had her eyes on the legendary robe for as long as she can remember, and in just one year, she will have a chance at her country's prestigious'and only'tourney for war mages... Too bad she is going up against a certain prince'the one person she has yet to beat.

    • Young Adult Fiction

So Close to You


Author: Rachel Carter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062081071
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8084
Rachel Carter launches a mind-blowing time-travel trilogy with her YA novel So Close to You. Lydia Bentley doesn’t believe the rumors about the Montauk Project, that there’s some sort of government conspiracy involving people vanishing and tortured children. But her grandfather is sure that the Project is behind his father’s disappearance more than sixty years earlier. While helping her grandfather search Camp Hero, a seemingly abandoned military base on Long Island, for information about the disappearance, Lydia is transported back to 1944—just a few days before her great-grandfather’s disappearance. Lydia begins to unravel the dark secrets of the Montauk Project and her own family history, despite warnings from Wes, a mysterious boy she is powerfully attracted to but not sure she should trust.

    • Fiction

The Black Gryphon


Author: Mercedes Lackey,Larry Dixon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101127292
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 9311
It is an age when Valdemar is yet unfounded, its organization of Heralds yet unformed, and magic is still a wild and uncontrolled force. Skandranon Rashkae is perhaps the finest specimen of his race, with gleaming ebony feathers, majestic wingspan, keen magesight and sharp intelligence. Courageous, bold, and crafty, Skan is everything a gryphon should be. He is the fulfillment of everything that the Mage of Silence, the human sorcerer called Urtho, intended to achieve when he created these magical beings to be his champions, the defenders of his realm--a verdant plain long coveted by the evil mage Maar. Now Maar is once again advancing on Urtho's Keep, this time with a huge force spearheaded by magical constructs of his own--cruel birds of prey ready to perform any evil their creator may demand of them. And when one of Urtho's Seers wakes from a horrifying vision in which she sees a devastating magical weapon being placed in the hands of Maar's common soldiers, Skandrannon is sent to spy across enemy lines, cloaked in the protective of Urtho's powerful Spell of Silence.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Wild Magic


Author: Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439115176
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3511
Thirteen-year-old DaIne has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack -- it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)


Author: Holly Black,Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545522277
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 5066
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic. Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . . From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.

    • Young Adult Fiction

This Strange and Familiar Place


Author: Rachel Carter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062081101
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
View: 8931
This thrilling sequel to So Close to You explores how far we'll go to save the people we love—and what happens after you change the future. These are the things of which Lydia is now certain: The Montauk Project has been experimenting with time travel for years. The Project's subjects are "recruits" from across time. Recruits like Wes: Lydia's ally, friend, and love. The Project is now responsible for the disappearance of two members of her family. . . . And they're coming for Lydia next.

    • Fiction

Promise of Blood


Author: Brian McClellan
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316219029
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
View: 874
The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it. It's a bloody business overthrowing a king... Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. It's up to a few... Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. But when gods are involved... Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should... In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets? PROMISE OF BLOOD is the start of a new epic fantasy series from Brian McClellan. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy.

    • Fiction

The Black Prism


Author: Brent Weeks
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316087544
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 1359
The first book in the Lightbringer series, the blockbuster fantasy epic from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks. Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks. Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the ShadowsPerfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)


Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545418399
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2978
With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

    • Fiction

Joust

Joust #1
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101118368
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 7863
National best-selling fantasy author Mercedes Lackey creates a vivid, dynamic fusion of the cultures of ancient Egypt and legendary Atlantis with the most exciting and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. The first book in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster-one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon...

    • Fiction

The Windkeeper

Book 1 in the Eld Creatures Series
Author: Emily Schroeder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503518752
Category: Fiction
Page: 476
View: 3206
Hidden away in a small town in the kingdom of Norbane, Morgan’s existence is kept secret from those who would do anything to find her. Even she doesn't know who she is. When a royal air mage named Roden comes into her town looking for her, she is suddenly thrust into a destiny she did not choose. He tells her she is a windkeeper, a mage whose powers are intimately linked to magical creatures called marlens. The marlens have been hiding for so long that most people think they don't exist. However, they are the only creatures with sufficient power to end the war that threatens Norbane and its mages. With time running short, Morgan must learn how to master her powers and call the marlens to fight. She and Roden face many obstacles together: battling enemy mages, a dragon with a human farm, dealing with opposition from the marlens, and trying to fight off the unlikely attraction they begin feel for one another. They have a job to do, and if Morgan fails, countless lives will be lost and damage will be done that even magic can’t fix.

    • Fiction

Ferran's Map


Author: T. L. Shreffler
Publisher: Runaway Pen
ISBN: 0985166371
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 4612
The bloodmage Volcrian is dead, but a new enemy lurks in the shadows. The Shade, a fanatical cult of demonic assassins, is trying to resurrect the Dark God and unleash His power back into the world. In their wake, a deadly plague is spreading across the land. Sora and her companions are the only ones who know of the plague’s true source. As the disease spreads, Sora must journey to the City of Crowns to retrieve The Book of the Named, her only hope of stopping The Shade. She and her companions arrive just in time for the winter solstice festival, a notorious two-weeks of fine wines, grand parties and legendary debauchery. Sora must don the guise of a noblewoman and infiltrate the First Tier nobility to stop The Shade before it’s too late. Meanwhile, the assassin Crash is confronted by a ghost from his past. As he uncovers more of the Shade’s plot, he finds himself face-to-face with his old Grandmaster, the one who both trained and betrayed him. Can Crash lay to rest his past, or will he succumb to his inner demon and rejoin the man who once made him a killer?

    • Fiction

The Mage's Daughter


Author: Lynn Kurland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425254836
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 6782
The kingdom of Neroche is under attack by a mysterious magic, and as shieldmaiden Morgan of Melksham recovers from a near-fatal wound, she realizes that she must accept her true destiny as an elven princess and daughter of a black mage.

    • Apprentices

Fire Falling


Author: Elise Kova
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
ISBN: 9781619849525
Category: Apprentices
Page: 378
View: 8309
Soldier... Sorcerer... Savior... Who is Vhalla Yarl? Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she grapples with the ghosts of her past, new challenges in the present threaten to shatter the remnants of her fragile sanity. Will she maintain her humanity? Or will she truly become the Empire's monster?