New Arrivals · Fantasy Fiction

January 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ink

January 17, 2018
Broadway, Alice, author.
©2017
326 pages ; 22 cm
In Saintstone everyone gets tattoos recording their deeds from birth until death, and the ink lets every other citizen know your triumphs as well as your sins; so when Leora's father dies and she sees glimpses a symbol of a horrible crime on the back of his neck she is horrified, and sure it is a mistake--and in her efforts to find out the truth she discovers the lengths that Saintstone will go to preserve its "perfect" society.

The outcasts of time

January 17, 2018
Mortimer, Ian, 1967- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
viii, 383 pages : map ; 24 cm
Two brothers escape the Black Death by skipping forward in time, experiencing six centuries of change in six days.

The true queen

January 16, 2018
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2018]
374 pages ; 22 cm
"Using fire and ice magic, Elli and Ansa battle for control in this epic conclusion to the Impostor Queen books"-- Provided by publisher.

The cruel prince

January 16, 2018
Black, Holly, author.
©2018
370 pages : map ; 24 cm
"Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. As civil war threatens, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself."-- Amazon.com.

The forgotten book

January 16, 2018
Gläser, Mechthild, author.
New York, NY : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
328 pages ; 22 cm
"Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she's convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn't seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her--and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school-the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter-becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer"--Provided by publisher.

Not your villain

January 15, 2018
Lee, C. B., author.
©2017
307 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Bells Broussard thought he had it made when his superpowers manifested early. Being a shapeshifter is awesome. He can change his hair whenever he wants, and if putting on a binder for the day is too much, he's got it covered. But that was before he became the country's most-wanted villain. After discovering a massive cover-up by the Heroes' League of Heroes, Bells and his friends Jess, Emma, and Abby set off on a secret mission to find the Resistance. Meanwhile, power-hungry former hero Captain Orion is on the loose with a dangerous serum that renders meta-humans powerless, and a new militarized robotic threat emerges. Everyone is in danger. Between college applications and crushing on his best friend, will Bells have time to take down a corrupt government? Sometimes, to do a hero's job, you need to be a villain."--Back cover.

Heart on fire

January 15, 2018
Bouchet, Amanda, author.
©2018
408 pages ; 18 cm.
"The riveting conclusion to The Kingmaker Chronicles".
Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. Without Griffin--and apparently a few meddling gods--to push Cat along, she'd still be telling fortunes at the circus, lying about her past, ignoring her future, and living as far away from her tyrant mother as humanly possible. Cat has the power of the gods at her fingertips, and the only thing holding her back is herself.

The lost plot : an invisible Library novel

January 15, 2018
Cogman, Genevieve, author.
©2017
viii, 367 pages ; 21 cm
1920s-esque New York. Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion; intrigue is afoot among dragons, Fae, and mobsters. A young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, there could be serious repercussions for his mysterious Library. As the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. They're locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book... and if it doesn't end well, it could have dire consequences on their jobs... and on their lives.

Biggie and the disastrouls dance.

January 15, 2018
Lewman, David.
Random House : New York, 2018.
"Poppy is throwing a big dance part, and she wants the Trolls to join in! But when it comes to dancing, Biggie is super shy. Can he learn some cool new moves and show them off in front of his friends?"

Fate of the gods

January 15, 2018
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
355 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Tomb of the Khan.
Based on the Assassin's creed series of video games.
Owen and his fellow teens travel to Denmark, the site of an ancient Viking battle, to search for the last key to the Trident of Eden and uncover the truth behind their collective unconsciousness.

Count to infinity

January 12, 2018
Wright, John C. (John Charles), 1961- author.
New York : Tor, 2017.
334 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A novel of the Eschaton sequence"--Cover.
"The alien monstrosities of Ain at long last are revealed, their hidden past laid bare, along with the reason for their brutal treatment of Man and all the species seeded throughout the galaxy. And they have still one more secret that could upend everything Montrose has fought for and lived so long to achieve"--Provided by publisher.

Blood and tempest

January 11, 2018
Skovron, Jon, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2017.
453 pages : illustration ; 19 cm
"Still reeling from the events at Dawn's Light, Hope struggles to understand what it means to be a warrior who has vowed to never again take up a sword. Red is enjoying his new role as imperial spy. Perhaps a bit too much. But his loyalties will be tested when his employer, Lady Hempist, relents and assigns him the one task he's been begging for all along: recruiting Hope and Brigga Lin to help rid the empire of biomancery once and for all."-- Provided by publisher.

Blood of elves

January 11, 2018
Sapkowski, Andrzej, author.
©2008
409 pages ; 18 cm.
"Originally published in hardcover by Gollancz in the UK, 2008"--tp verso.
Into a tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witches of the world have been waiting. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has strange powers and a strange destiny, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the power to change the world: for good, or for evil.

Hymn

January 11, 2018
Scholes, Ken, author.
New York : Tor, 2017.
414 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
The battle for control of The Named Lands has captivated readers as they have learned, alongside the characters, the true nature of world called Lasthome. Now the struggle between the Andro-Francine Order of the Named Lands and the Y'Zirite Empire has reached a terrible turning point. Believing that his son is dead, Rudolfo has pretended to join with the triumphant Y'zirite forces--but his plan is to destroy them all with a poison that is targeted only to the enemy. In Y'Zir, Rudolfo's wife Jin Li Tam is fighting a war with her own father which will bring that Empire to ruin. And on the Moon, Neb, revealed as one of the Younger Gods, takes the power of the Last Home Temple for his own.

Tortall : a spy's guide

January 11, 2018
Pierce, Tamora, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
297 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Tortall's spymaster, George Cooper, cleans out his office and finds letters, notes, character profiles, family papers, and more that reveal the secrets of Tortall. Includes a timeline.

Memories of ice

January 10, 2018
Erikson, Steven.
New York : Tor, 2005.
925 pages ; 17 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The Pannion Domin is sweeping across the land, ravaging anything and anyone that refuses to heed the word of its elusive prophet, the Pannion Seer, and it is up to Dujek Onearm's Host and Whiskeyjack's veteran Bridgeburners to stop the Domin before the entire world is destroyed.

Becoming Malka

January 10, 2018
Trupp, Mirta Ines, author.
©2016
217 pages ; 23 cm
"In pursuit of her master's degree in Imperial Russian history, 24 year-old Molly Abramovitz is heading to Moscow for a week-long seminar. Never one to miss an opportunity for genealogical research; methodical and meticulous Molly plans a side trip to Ukraine. Intriguingly, her mother Judith evokes a favorite Yiddish proverb, 'Man plans and God laughs.' Molly's trek to her ancestral home leads to the discovery of a mythical tarot card. Will the life lessons revealed on this enchanted journey shake up her staid and uncomplicated life? Only time will tell"--Back cover.

Djinn city : a novel

January 9, 2018
Hossain, Saad Z., author.
©2017
413 pages ; 23 cm
Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital Of Bangladesh. His father, Dr. Kaikobad, is the black sheep of their clan, the once illustrious Khan Rahman family. A drunken loutish widower, he refuses to allow Indelbed go to school, and the only thing Indelbed knows about his mother is the official cause of her early demise: "Death by Indelbed." But When Dr. Kaikobad falls into a supernatural coma, Indelbed and his older cousin, the wise-cracking slacker Rais, learn that Indelbed's dad was in fact a magician--and a trusted emissary to the Djinn (or genie) world. And the Djinns, as it turns out, are displeased. A "hunt" has been announced, and ten year-old Indelbed is the prey. Still reeling from the fact that genies actually exist, Indelbed finds himself on the run. Soon, the boys are at the center of a great Diinn controversy, one tied to the continuing fallout from an ancient war, with ramifications for the future of life as we know it.

Mad hatters and March hares : all-new stories from the world of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

January 9, 2018
©2017
332 pages ; 24 cm
Gentle Alice /Kris Dickerman -- My own invention /Delia Sherman -- Lily-White & the thief of lesser night /C.S.E. Cooney --Conjoined /Jane Yolen -- Mercury /Priya Sharma -- Some kind of wonderland /Richard Bowes -- Alis /Stephen Graham Jones -- All the king's men /Jeffery Ford -- Run, rabbit /Angela Slatter -- In memory of a summer's day /Matthew Kressel -- Sentence like a Saturday /Seanan McGuire -- Worrity, Worrity /Andy Duncan -- Eating the Alice cake /Kaaron Warren --The queen of hats /Ysabeau S. Wilce -- A comfort, one way /Genevieve Valentine -- The flame after the candle/ Catherynne M. Valente -- Moon, and memory, and muchness /Katherine Vaz -- Run, rabbit, run /Jane Yolen.
From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland.

Ever the brave

January 8, 2018
Summerill, Erin, 1978- author.
©2017
456 pages : map ; 22 cm.
With King Aodren insisting on making her a noblewoman in exchange for saving him, Britta reluctantly agrees, but she soon is tasked with rescuing the kingdom once more from an enemy that has Channeler powers like herself.

Freed by flame and storm

January 8, 2018
Allen, Becky, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
326 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Bound by blood and sand.
"Jae, a sixteen-year-old former slave girl has found magic and broken out of the curse imposed by the ruling class. To free the rest of her people, she may have to lead a violent revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

Flame in the dark

January 5, 2018
Hunter, Faith, author.
©2017
356 pages ; 18 cm.
"Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she's been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED--the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet. A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead--and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell's team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more--or less--than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond"--Provided by publisher.

A war in crimson embers

January 5, 2018
Marshall, Alex (Novelist), author.
©2017
581 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
"The final book in Alex Marshall's Crimson Empire trilogy, which began with A Crown for Cold Silver, an outstanding, game-changing fantasy epic featuring an unforgettable warrior. Former warrior queen and now pariah, Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a burning city. Her vengeance has brought her to this - her heroic reputation in tatters, her allies scattered far and wide, and her world on the cusp of ruin. General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess. The barbarian Maroto is held captive by a demonic army hell-bent on the extermination of the Crimson Empire, and only his protégé Purna believes he can be saved. Zosia must rally her comrades and old enemies one last time, for what will prove the greatest battle of her many legends ... if anyone lives to tell it"-- Provided by publisher.

Glass town

January 4, 2018
Savile, Steve, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
340 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1924, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. She disappeared during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's debut, Number 13, which itself is now lost. It was the crime of the age, capturing the imagination of the city: the beautiful actress never seen again, and the gangster who disappeared the same day. Generations have passed. Everyone involved is long dead. But even now their dark, twisted secret threatens to tear the city apart. Joshua Raines is about to enter a world of macabre beauty, of glittering celluloid and the silver screen, of illusion and deception, of impossibly old gangsters and the fiendish creatures they command, and most frighteningly of all, of genuine magic." --Jacket.

The goblins of Bellwater

January 4, 2018
Ringle, Molly, author.
©2017
266 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit's end trying to understand what's wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn't talk of such things: he's the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract. Unaware of what's happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever. It's a midwinter night's enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own."--Back cover.

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