New free Fantasy Kindle books for 2017-04-22:

Chivalry's Code
by Elizabeth Carlton
$0.00, 307 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #36 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
It’s been eighteen years since Shadow Silverhorn conquered Nevaharday and claimed its throne. Renaming the kingdom Velagray, he turned the once thriving city into a militaristic prison that’s snuffing out what few freedoms the horse-centric race called “rahee” have left.

Poor, terrorized, and miserable, the rahee yearn for their former prince who died while defending the throne, or so they thought. The truth is their beloved royal has been living under the alias of a rogue named Jaspur Clovenhoof. Moving freely under his false identity, Jaspur has been secretly collaborating with a legendary tribe known as the re’shahna to find a way to unseat his usurper, but it's a strained effort. Laden with guilt over the failures that led to his kingdom’s downfall, the rogue suffers from nightmares spurred by his mistakes until allies wonder whether he’s still capable of becoming the savior they need.

Yet not all of his haunting reminders are just memories. When Jaspur stumbles upon an old, familiar journal, he finds that one ghost in his dreams—his cousin, Rayhan—is real. Rayhan reaches out to Jaspur through visions from beyond the grave in attempt to remind him of the teachings he once held dear, but the rogue is stubborn. He continues to choose anger over forgiveness until it seems his guilt will consume him.

It isn’t until a gypsy named Melah is marked as a target that the rogue finds the purpose he needs to come out of hiding. With her magical talents in King Shadow’s hands, Jaspur realizes he must let go of the past and find the courage to be his people’s hero once again, whether he’s ready or not.

Magic Kingdom: Issue #1. GIFT INSIDE.
by Zenith Publishing
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #4 in > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Crafts for Children

  "Magic Kingdom" is bright colorful educational magazine for preschool children and children of primary school age. On its pages there are lots of activities for the child’s development: an interesting tale with the beautiful illustrations, educational exercises and activities, a board game,  a recipe to cook together with Mum, lessons of the home workshop.

   Welcome to the wonderful world of good and wise tales, where everyone can find a pretty princess and naughty king, dwarves and fire-breathing dragons, all-powerful wizards and brave princes.

  In this issue:

  • Fairy tale "Porridge pot"

  • Fairy tale "Porridge from the axe"

  • Smart little tasks for little ones

  • Encyclopedia of fairy-tale characters. Elves

  • Playdough country. Kitchen

   All issues of "Magic Kingdom":

   Issue #2:

  • Fairy tale "With the power of pike"
  • Smart little tasks for little ones
  • Encyclopedia of fairy-tale characters. Tooth Fairy
  • Little cookery experts. Gingerbread house
  • Home workshop. Toys made of fibre felt
  • Playdough country

   Issue #3:

  • Fairy tale "The dragon and the soldier"
  • Smart little tasks for little ones
  • Encyclopedia of fairy-tale characters. Santa Claus
  • Little cookery experts. Ruddy apples
  • Playdough country. Heroes from the fairy tales

 Issue #4:

  • Fairy tale «The Emperor and the mouse»

  • Smart little tasks for little ones

  • Encyclopedia of fairy-tale characters. Cats

  • Little cookery experts. Emperor’s menu

  • Playdough country. Plants

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Nine While Nine: Book One (Nine While Nine Legacy 1)
by Stasia Morineaux
$0.00, 325 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #23 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
Isabelle Finne’s perfect world utterly unravels when she meets Death's right-hand man one fateful night, spiraling her life into one which is beyond her wildest imaginings.

She’s quickly whisked away into a new life…she is no longer Isabelle, and is part of the most secretive inner-workings of Death itself, as well as an otherworldly dominion of ancient Celtic magic.

Now beings—that we were taught as children were merely fictional creations of wildly whimsical minds—are edging their way into her world as well.

Redcaps and Kelpies and Kobolds…oh my!

She yearns for the unmistakable simplicity of her old life; this one is full of dangers, unanswered questions and cryptic dreams.

And whispers, haunting whispers in her mind that send shivers through her…but in the most agreeable way.

After one particularly anomalous dream in which she learns of the Nine While Nine Legacy, things get truly precarious.

Now someone sees her as a risk…a threat…and wants to eliminate her.

Fortunately, she falls under the protection of Gideon—unless she leaves his territory—which is the one thing she wants the most…and wants the least.

Nine will Rise
Nine will Fall
the Old shall replace the New
the New shall become the Old
Nine While Nine to Awaken
To seize a Realm wholly Shaken….

Snapdragon: A Firethorn Chronicles Short Story
by Lea Doué
$0.00, 27 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #29 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Literature & Fiction
“We all have thorns, but most of us carry them inside where no one can see how they hurt us.”

Scarred and isolated, and bound to her beautiful twin sister through a horrible curse, Ryll passes her days in their country manor, resigned to her lonely existence. When she receives an unexpected gift from a village boy, her prospects for the future look bright for the first time in her life. Her happy daydreams soon lead to desperation, however, after she loses the precious item down a well. A tiny dragon offers to fish it up for her, but his help comes with a price.

Inspired by The Frog Prince, Snapdragon is a stand-alone short story set in the world of The Firethorn Chronicles, a series drawn from The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other fairytales.

Fractal Flames Garden of Eden
by John Pirillo, John Pirillo
$0.00, 114 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
Fresh, eye catching, savory examples of digital images that launch our imaginations into new worlds of light and color to explore, to enjoy, to dance and revel in.

Over a hundred exploding, hypnotic, meditative images to soothe and calm the mind and bring peace to the soul.

Alexi Petterov & the Curse of the Gypsy Prince: Book 1
by Paul S. Nowak
$0.00, 173 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #6 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
Is love worth losing your family? Is home a place or the people who live there?

Alexi Petterov has spent his whole life in the same secluded mountain village where he’d been born. The only exciting thing that ever happens there is the annual visit by a tribe of wandering gypsies. When one of the mysterious strangers invites him along, Alexi is caught between his family's expectations and living the life he always wanted.

Alexi quickly finds himself in over his head in a world where love is not the only kind of magic. Will he find his place out in the great unknown or will a confrontation with a sadistic warlord cut short his happy ending?


Originally created as part of National Novel Writing Month, Nowak set out to tell the kind of story he'd always wanted to read. Several renditions later, his debut novel has turned out to be exactly that.

The Book of Ardilia (Ardilia Series 1)
by Benjamin J. Law
$0.00, 158 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #97 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales
When Sarah Marwynn's great grandfather, Abelio, passes away she finds her life experiences rapidly changing. From Denver she is taken to Cardiff, Wales, and in a twist of events is left some interesting items in Abelio's will that leaves her lost in a brand new world: Ardilia.
Her adventure is filled with magical tales of war, enchanting creatures, and breathtaking scenery. And under all her fears, the beauty, and the adventure there is hidden the dark plot of an evil wizard, yet to make his return to a world he left in shambles so long ago.

Prepare to experience Ardilia for the very first time.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce
$0.00, 15 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The condemned man stands on a bridge, his hands bound behind his back. A noose is tied around his neck. In a moment he will meet his fate: DEATH BY HANGING. There is no escape. Or is there? Find out in... An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.

To Steal a Thief: The Thief Chronicles: Book 1
by K.A. Masterson
$0.00, 244 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1289 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
Caitlyn Haewood is a master pickpocket who has not escaped the interest of a clandestine organization who want her skills. They succeed in kidnapping her and convincing her to complete an operation to prove her worth in exchange for her life. If she does not succeed, she would be terminated by the man she is falling in love with. If she succeeds, her life would never be the same.

There is more to her skill than simply thieving, and she is about to find out that the organization is not what it seems.

But then again, neither is she.

Judgement: A Shadows and Light Short Story
by Hayley Camille
$0.00, 31 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #111 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
In the shadow of Mortwood Forest dwells the most prolific murderer of the Kingdom. The curse he carries, however, may also make him their saviour.
In a world where magic is lost and innocence is stolen, a prophecy begins. The darkest intentions hidden within every man's soul are exposed, as Shadows and Light, and only one has the power to Judge them. But he is not what you expect...

Time and the Gods
by Lord Dunsany
$0.00, 156 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #2397 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
Paphos Publishers offers a wide catalog of rare classic titles, published for a new generation. 

Time and the Gods is a classic from famed fantasy author Lord Dunsany.

The Jewels of the Ishamah
by Christopher M. Nilsson
$0.00, 518 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #527 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Long ago, in ancient Mesopotamia, four jewels were guarded by four clans within a secretive sect collectively calling themselves the Ishamah--jewels of Earth, Water, Sky, and Wind. When joined as one upon an ancient altar within a hidden temple these elemental jewels are rumored to endow great mystical power and possibly even immortality itself upon the one who unites them; unleashing the true essence of their collective power through a magical tablet known as the tablet of destiny--which can bestow godlike power to the one who unites all four jewels, and utters the ancient spell written thereon to usher in a new Sar or age.
But the sages of old who harnessed this great power deemed it too volatile to be wielded by one person for fear that it would fall into the hands of a corrupted madman. This is why the jewels were kept hidden and secret, their unpredictable power guarded and kept separated by the four clans of the Ishamah for thousands of years--each jewel kept hidden by each clan.
Within one of the clans, a young man named Kish-rin is coming of age. As a 20-year-old young man he is expected to tackle the responsibility of becoming a chief guardian over the Mu jewel, the jewel of Water and Life, which his clan guards. Meanwhile, it is discovered that there may be a traitor among them. It is up to the Ishamah to unite in order to unmask this traitor and their mad plot before it's too late.
It's mystery meets fantasy in this epic adventure!!!

Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Book 1)
by R.A. Denny
$0.00, 273 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #29 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
"An epic journey of a lifetime." That's what three young individuals from three different corners of the world have dreamed about. They were destined for greatness since the moment they were born. But what if they don't want it? What if they're not ready? What if their desires no longer align with the prophecy?

The problem is, they have no choice. The star has appeared. Their destiny has already begun to unfold.

It's not the send-off that they've been dreaming of. Forced out. Banished. Raided. This wasn't how it was supposed to be. Now they must discover who they really are while embarking on the most exciting journey of their lives. One star. One impossible task. One chance to save the world they love.

This is BOOK 1 of the MUD, ROCKS, and TREES epic fantasy series:
Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Series Book 1)
Seekers (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Series Book 2)
Captives (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Series Book 3)
Warriors (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Series Book 4) COMING SOON!
Dreamers (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Series Book 5)
Deliverers (Mud, Rocks, and Trees Series Book 6)

The Door and other extraordinary stories
by D.P. David
$0.00, 166 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #210 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
D.P. David’s "doors" represent crossing points from one land to the other, from one dimension to the other, from one universe to the other. Explicitly, I should say it like this: after he acquired a very good understanding of the oeuvre of Mircea Eliade and Ioan Petru Culianu, D.P. David (also a PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies) experiments with high stylistic and narrative structure confidence, literary formulas for crossing from a scholarly register to fiction, from magic to real. And the other way around. As his stories are not at all, as it might seem, some one-way mirrors. If she or he is able to identify the “critical points” of the author’s ‘doors’, the reader may “sway” between the imaginary limits of possible worlds, in an Aristotelian understanding of the term. Meaning that, s/he may experience an intellectual “adventure” whose refinement and precision of the immediate unforeseeableness demonstrate the talent of an outstanding prose writer.

Vasile Gogea

Lucas Whitney and the Inconspicuous Deaths
by Chad Cathey
$0.00, 341 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #830 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
This a mystery about multiple deaths that have occurred in four different towns. The H I S (Holland Investigation Service) could not solve the 1st two cases so they gave the cases to the best Private investigator in all of Holland Lucas Whitney and his partner Dr. Jenkins.

Guardians of the Light (The Nebril Riverland Chronicles Book 1)
by Leslie MacPherson
$0.00, 246 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #44 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Coming of Age
Seventeen year old Emerin Gareth has always known that there is something unusual about her. Constantly plagued by headaches that compel her to wander away from home and into the surrounding mountains, Emerin is always a source of concern to her parents and her future husband. She knows that she will never be able to live the life that's expected of her in her small farming community.

But a chance meeting, with a strange creature in need of help, changes Emerin’s life forever, leading her to question everything she’s ever known. She finally understands just how very different she is and how different the world is from the sheltered life she has always known.

On the other side of the Riverlands lies Nebril City, a sprawling metropolis that is taking over the lands that surround it. But this growing city has a dark secret which threatens the security of everyone around it, and only a select few are able to right the wrongs that have been committed. And, at the height of the summer, the weather keeps mysteriously getting colder.

Now Emerin and her best friend Jalya, two naïve farm girls, must leave home for the first time and embark on an epic journey over dangerous terrain. The world outside of their village is full of fantastic creatures, diverse communities, unexpected friends and unimaginable horrors--horrors which they have the power to stop, if only they can follow through with the quest that they have been given. They must restore balance to the spirit world of their land in order to save the physical world in which they live. To complete their mission, Jalya must find her missing brother and Emerin must find a part of herself that she never knew existed.

A Shield of Faith (Bk 1) (The Fairish Chronicles)
by Cynthia G. Rodgers
$0.00, 185 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #56 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Jenny Colston wakes up in the woods instead of her own bed. She meets a strange group of people, the Fairish, who tell her she's on another planet, Noksamar, in a country called Calorn. The first elder of the Fairish believes God allowed her to come there for a reason, but Jenny wishes God had picked someone else. While the Fairish try to figure out how she got there, eighteen-year-old Jeremiah rescues her from several frightening situations. This attracts the attention of Boakrah, the prince of the Rahnorics. As Jeremiah protects Jenny, she helps him confront a dark secret from his past concerning his dead sister, whom Jenny resembles. However, it' not Jeremiah's superhero abilities that rescues Jenny from Boakrah's grasp, but something much stronger.

The Crucible
by Raymond Cornford
$0.00, 529 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1536 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
Orphaned and homeless, Brin must fend for herself in the wilds of the Tanglewood, while developing the enhanced senses with which she has been blessed. Or cursed. Following her instincts to travel north, she meets a man, Kaen, with a curse of his own and joins him in a quest to safeguard an ancient artifact of immense power, sought also by an evil and shadowy enemy.
Together, they must survive attempts on their lives, a harsh and unforgiving terrain and, when they reach their destination, tests of their courage, resolve and ingenuity, in order to prove themselves worthy of that which they seek. Throughout, Brin must deal not just with her own demons, but those of Kaen, which threaten not just their relationship, but their quest and the safety of their world. Can Brin trust Kaen? Should she trust the motives of the artifact? And, most of all, can she trust herself?

Republic of Stone (Lex Legis Book 1)
by Tanja Radman
$0.00, 244 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #20 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
After decades of dictatorship of the tyrant Rector, a resistance awakens alongside the truth withheld from the young heroes, who suddenly face tasks beyond their understanding. Learning about their magical origin, as well as the powers they gained in a rather bloody way, five young sorcerers are preparing for another war - one which might change everything, or even worse, nothing at all.

'Republic of Stone' is a historical fantasy novel situated in the medieval times of the Republic of Ragusa (today Dubrovnik, Croatia). It is the first of the Lex Legis series, which was translated into English after the Croatian paperback version sold out in two editions. Combining real historical places, events and characters with elements of Slavic mythology and pure epic fantasy, this book will take you on a journey you will never forget. If you decide to be adventurous and visit Dubrovnik, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, you will be able to carry this book around real locations you can still visit today and relive the amazing magic battles from the story, bow before the evil Rector’s statue and defiantly whisper the forbidden sentence only the members of the Lunarian secret society know, learn about the hidden magical life of one of the most famous Croatian medieval scientists – Marin Ghetaldus, and walk the streets where the young heroes of this book learned about their destiny…

DISCLAIMER: This is not a historical book! While many elements of the story come from the actual history of Dubrovnik, the story itself is fantasy. The goal of the book was to give the readers a chance to get acquainted with the history of the Republic of Ragusa through an interesting and innovative scope of epic fantasy literature. The appendix of the book, appropriately titled ‘What is real and what is not?’, will give the reader a good review of actual historical elements of the story.

A Tale of Dragons
by Caleb Ricker
$0.00, 55 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #351 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Yazi a dragon who has lost most of her family to cruel humans and Amos a young orphan boy Yazi has raised from a young age try to find The Dramatian Prophet in order to know their future.

The Cradle: The little Haverman (Treasures Retold Book 0)
by Katharina Gerlach
$0.00, 21 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #15 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Adaptations
Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences…

A little boy who doesn't want to sleep easily becomes a problem — especially if the mother is extremely tired.
How does the mother in Theodor Storm's fairy tale “The Little Havermann” feel?

The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

About the Series

This fantasy novella series combines sorcery and science. It features retellings of your favorite fairy tales and of tales you've never heard. The fairy tales are suitable for teens and older readers alike, mixing steampunk fiction with magical elements in a fantasy world on threshold of technological advance. If the traditional “once upon a time” opening still captures your imagination, you will love these tales.

DRM-free DRM is a form of coding than makes it impossible to legally use an eBook on other eReaders. Since I don't want to patronize my readers, I am not using DRM. This way, everyone who buys one of my eBooks can convert it into the format supported by his/her eReader.

The Far Haven Treasury: A Windflower Saga Collection (The Windflower Saga Book 18)
by Aleksandra Layland
$0.00, 591 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #52 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
An adventure-filled and uplifting collection including the novel "Far Haven," Part III of the epic fantasy Windflower Saga trilogy along with three novellas ("Albina," "Courage of Ansgar," and the second half of "Swords of Ansgar") which continues the story of the noble Ansgar family of Kimbria into the modern age of their world. A weaving of adventure and romance with a strong undercurrent of inspirational values. Follow the mixed-race descendants of Brother Ansgar and Chief Keholani as they face injustice, racism, intolerance, and even a world war with all the courage and spiritual values of the Kimbrii culture.
This is the third in a series of three collections centered around the parts of the Windflower Saga trilogy and their related novellas.
The Windflower Saga Book Series is comprised of the following trilogy of novels and related novellas, including books for younger readers. They trace the lives of members of the fictional Ansgar ducal family of Kimbria against a background of struggles between forces such as good and evil, love and hate, and war and peace.

Trilogy Part I Ansgar: The Struggle of a People. The Triumph of the Heart.
The Feathered Crown, A Windflower Saga Novella
Far Endeavor, A Windflower Saga Novella
Three Brothers of Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Novella
Bright Star, A Pony of the Kimbrii, A Windflower Saga Story for Kids
Tiyo, The Dog Who Saved Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Story for Kids

Trilogy Part II Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.
Bind Not the Heart, A Windflower Saga Novella
Leofric of Longridge, A Windflower Saga Novella
Keri and Kalina, A Windflower Saga Chapter Book
Golden Skye of Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Middle Grade Novel

Trilogy Part III Far Haven: A Quest for Certitude. A Fight for Justice.
Albina, A Windflower Saga Novella
Courage of Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Novella
Swords of Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Novella

Sarah and Legion: An Armageddon Tale
by J. S. Garner
$0.00, 166 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #74 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
Sequel to "Mackenzie: An Assassin's Tale"

Four years have now passed since Mackenzie left Blakguard’s infamous ‘company within the company’ assassination firm to pursue college. After her graduation, Mackenzie checks her phone and receives a dire message from her Aunt Shelley “Get out of there Mac, you are in danger.” Immediately Mackenzie comes face to face with a pregnant virgin named Sarah Vierga who has an unbelievable story of having narrowly escaped the demon Legion several times in his quest to destroy God’s offspring before it is born. Reluctantly, two of the mid-west’s most dangerous assassins agree to protect the modern day virgin from the oncoming demonic onslaught. But, do they actually know what they are doing when they barely believe themselves? Can they actually protect Sarah against these forces or will Legion carry out his final mission on Earth?

The Servants of Zeneca D
by Andrew Cooper Jones
$0.00, 415 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #110 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
What is the source of the dark power of Zeneca, Baroness of D- ? Despite this Volume the life and mysteries of Zeneca D may never be explained.

Richard, the Baron Lord of R-, is an artist, poet, gentleman, seeker of beauty - but with absolutely no talent or interest in the finer points of international treaty negotiation. When he arrives in the land of his cousin, Zeneca, his weakness in this regard seems to set him, and his small country, at a great disadvantage in that political cauldron - centre of trade, wealth, and power. He is there for one reason and one reason alone, to experience the beautiful and sublime.

Events take a dramatic turn when he encounters the Lady Joanna Alshay, seemingly the most beautiful woman in the whole western world, and certainly one of the richest. Richard finds to his surprise that for some reason she seeks him out above all others.

The motives of the Lady Alshay are not clear. She thrives on fortune, privilege and the superficial. And amongst the vast collection of her fawning, obsequious servants there is one tiny slave girl who will refuse to submit to the unjust laws of Zeneca D at any cost. A young girl whose determined actions will bring the world into conflict as beauty, truth and love go to war with the forces of dark secrecy.

Austin the Ant
by daniel patton
$0.00, 6 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #63 in > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
A short story about the way the world works. About the intricacies of earth's systems and how we all have a part to play. About setting yourself apart.

The Sun God's Heir: Return Book One
by Elliott Baker
$0.00, 358 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (55 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
For three thousand years a hatred burns. In seventeenth century France two souls incarnate, one born the child of a prosperous merchant, the other, determined to continue a brutal incarnation begun long ago.

In ancient Egypt, there were two brothers, disciples of the pharaoh, Akhenaten. When the pharaoh died, the physician took the knowledge given and went to Greece to begin the mystery school. The general made a deal with the priests and became pharaoh. One remembers, one does not.

The year is 1671. René Gilbert’s destiny glints from the blade of a slashing rapier. The only way he can protect those he loves is to regain the power and knowledge of an ancient lifetime. From Bordeaux to Spain to Morocco, René is tested and with each turn of fate he gathers enemies and allies, slowly reclaiming the knowledge and power earned centuries ago. For three thousand years a secret sect has waited in Morocco.

After ages in darkness, Horemheb screams, “I am.” Using every dark art, he manages to maintain the life of the body he has bartered for. Only one life force in the world is powerful enough to allow him to remain within embodiment, perhaps forever. Determined to continue a reign of terror that once made the Nile run red, he grows stronger with each life taken.

Bloody the Bones (The Fractured Legends Series Book 1)
by Alisha Basso, Jessica Allain, Neeley Bratcher
$0.00, 257 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #19 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College
Could it be more than tragedy that brought Getty Rose to Timber Cove? The mysterious residents seem to think so. As Timber Cove High welcomes their newest student, the town is also preparing for their annual festival. A celebration, Getty discovers, that should be kept in the darkest part of the towns shameful past. From the suspicious advances of the most popular guy in school, to a voice only she can hear, Getty begins to question her sense of reality and she quickly learns that you can't run from fate and history likes to repeat itself.

Revive (The Sheysu's Gold Series Book 1)
by Sunita Venchard
$0.00, 254 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #15 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Sheysu is thrust from her peaceful family life onto a dangerous quest to find a cure for her dying twin sister. The illness is strong and threatens to claim Sheysu’s life too.

Terrified and alone, she travels through unfamiliar kingdoms in search of the elusive, legendary healer, Similia—her only hope of survival.

Queen Platina of Mineralia offers her help and assigns her number one, the reluctant Aurum, to accompany her. But can Sheysu trust either of these Mineralians she just met?

Their journey pulls them through a maze of emotions and terrifying battles against the deadly tribes of Animalia, who live by a different code. Sheysu uncovers a dark secret from her past, causing her to question everything she has ever known.

Will Sheysu find the cure in time? What is the secret from her past and how will it change her future?

The Brothers Locke: An Urban Fantasy Adventure
by KC Hunter, Mallory Greene
$0.00, 477 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure

Sometimes the Good Guys are the Bad Boys

Mouth, Echo and Sharp Locke are identical teenage triplets — and master thieves — who live in the magical world known as The Dea. Each brother is gifted in one way and disadvantaged in another: Mouth is hard of hearing but has a voice powerful enough to level buildings, Echo is legally blind but has enhanced hearing that can even decipher information being transferred along radio waves, and Sharp is mute but has vision so enhanced that he can see great distances as well as in different spectrums of light. Working together, they make a proficient team of teenage thieves.

Their first official job is to steal a mysterious artifact, The Key of the Spire, from the metropolis of Avidity. The job becomes complicated when what they've stolen turns out to be an ancient relic that mercenaries, monsters, and madmen covet and will go to any lengths to obtain. This pairs them with an unlikely group of mercenaries known as Solas for help, although they have their own agenda for aiding the brothers.

From fleeing the city of Avidity, to being trapped by ghosts and monsters in the darkness of Black Harvester Forest, to being captured by air pirates known as the Crimson Corsairs, to battling hybrid man-bat mutants and their sinister master Von Strauss, this urban fantasy adventure is filled with vibrant characters, imaginative locations, and fast-paced action.

For fans of Potter, Percy, or Peregrine, this fast-paced fantasy adventure story is for you!

Aka and Ao
by TAKU IZUSHI, Maria Elena Martos Hueso
$0.00, 88 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #36 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Education & Reference
Once upon a time, there were two monkey brothers called Aka and Ao who lived on a mountain.
Aka, the younger one, had a red right eye. Ao, the older one, had a blue left eye.
Aka wanted to make friends with the villagers.
He went to see Shiro who had thousand years' worth of wisdom and magical powers.

Aka got the power to change stones into gold.
Heavy rain caused landslides and flood.
Then, what kind of action did Aka and Ao take?

This picture book includes not only Japanese with kanji, but also hiragana, English and Spanish.

The main message of the book is "be compassionate".
Please enjoy reading it:)

Whether you are a parent looking for a good story to tell your children or a foreign language student in search of an engaging text to improve your Japanese, “Aka and Ao” won't leave you indifferent. It has got all the ingredients a good tale can incorporate: friendship, brotherhood, and, above all, a spot-on sense of righteousness and duty. It will teach kids good values to follow in their first steps on the long road to true friendship, and remind grown-ups of the beautiful relationships that we are blessed with and that we so often take for granted.

As for the language-learning-oriented readers, they will benefit from its simple yet delicate style, which will help them approach the beauty of the Japanese language one word at a time. The charming illustrations as well as the rightly paced rhythm of its narration will allow you to develop both your listening and reading skills while you are enjoying a memorable story.

“Aka and Ao” reminds us of the exciting journey to friendship and communion, a journey with no shortcuts which nevertheless yields treasures richer than gold. This building of brotherly ties it depicts is a common trait shared by another trip which allows neither shortcuts nor bypasses, that is to say, the sometimes difficult but always rewarding process of acquiring a language. As it is often said, it is the journey, not the destination... as this beautiful little book will make you discover!

María Elena Martos Hueso (Translator)

Dual Existence
by J.D. Knutson
$0.00, 283 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (26 reviews), #190 in > Romance > Fantasy
Within our universe, certain individuals can step out of existence; they step into a different world, one that parallels ours, but eerily resembles medieval Europe.

Rachel has just dropped out of law school; unfortunately, she has no clue what else to do with her life – using her fencing skills isn’t an option. She’s been evicted from her apartment, and, after a history of struggling with her father’s expectations, has no other prospects outside of moving back in with her parents – until her elusive Uncle Jack calls with an unexpected offer: a job at his bookstore while he temporarily disappears.

Upon her arrival at the bookshop, Rachel inexplicably begins traveling to another dimension while she sleeps. This other dimension gives her a sense of purpose: she’s been hired as the Queen’s personal guard, a position which puts her right in the middle of diplomatic compromise and revolutionary threats. There’s also the Queen’s son, Prince David, who neither wants the throne, nor wants to marry. His atypical views on life give him something in common with Rachel, the girl who secretly belongs to another world. Together, they begin to tackle the reasons behind Rachel’s dual existent abilities, just in time for the revolution against David’s crown to explode.

All the while, the true threat spans both the castle and Rachel’s modern world. When this threat comes to light, Rachel will realize what’s really at stake – not only David’s throne, and not her nonexistent career, but both Rachel and David’s entire existence.

A plot-driven narrative with shocking revelations and thrilling sword fights, DUAL EXISTENCE will keep every romantic reading until the last page.

To Sharazad, Wherever you are.: War and vengeance
by Paul Schwartzmeyer
$0.00, 324 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #188 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
The story of a woman who is married to a man who she believes is a traveling merchant, but is, in reality, the brutal dictator of a foreign kingdom. As war grips her nation, she is forced to flee, with her two sons, to the nation she most fears, and is forced to confront the fact that she was married, in a Christian marriage, to a man that was already married. The brutal warmonger, Alois Schoenberg.

In protecting her sons, she learns who she really is, who her husband really is, and why things often aren't as simple as they seen. Set in a mythical Kingdom in the Himalayas, it's a story of war and retribution, of loyalty and bravery and finally, of love.