Kull: Exile of Atlantis

Author: Robert E. Howard

Category: Fantasy

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Deal starts: July 21, 2018

Deal ends: July 21, 2018

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In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. From his fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s most enduring heroes. Yet while Conan is indisputably Howard’s greatest creation, it was in his earlier sequence of tales featuring Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding intellect of a philosopher, that Howard began to develop the distinctive themes, and the richly evocative blend of history and mythology, that would distinguish his later tales of the Hyborian Age. Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, only to find it as much a burden as a prize. This groundbreaking collection, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Justin Sweet, gathers together all Howard’s stories featuring Kull, from Kull’ s first published appearance, in “The Shadow Kingdom,” to “Kings of the Night,” Howard’ s last tale featuring the cerebral swordsman. The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed. Also included are previously unpublished stories, drafts, and fragments, plus extensive notes on the texts, an introduction by Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by noted editor Patrice Louinet. Praise for Kull“Robert E. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.”—David Gemmell“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”—Stephen King “Howard was a true storyteller–one of the first, and certainly among the best, you’ll find in heroic fantasy. If you’ve never read him before, you’ re in for a real treat.”—Charles de Lint “For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”—H. P. Lovecraft

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

Author: Emily Croy Barker

Category: Fantasy

Regular price: $14.99

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Deal starts: July 21, 2018

Deal ends: July 21, 2018

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An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to surviveNora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty.  Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true.Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic.For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series (The Magicians and The Magician King) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night).

Crossover

Author: Claudia Newcorn

Category: Fantasy

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Deal starts: July 20, 2018

Deal ends: July 23, 2018

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Winner of the Reviewers Choice Award! Discover what reviewers are calling "A modern day masterpiece... as complex and enthralling as Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings!'"

What do you do when everything you thought you knew proves to be wrong?

Since the dark days after the Great War, young Feyree have been forced to earn their wings through the difficult trials of the magical Rites of Krisalys. Shy Danai, ambitious Pook and their many friends must survive extraordinary adventures that may cost some their lives - or worse. The sprytes struggle dangerous quests among ice dragons, fire demons, and bog wraiths.

Even their own revered Loremaster stands in their way - and will stop at nothing, even murder, to keep Danai from completing the rites. In spite of the seemingly impossible obstacles, there is one thing the young Feyree know: they are going to earn their wings - or die trying.

Yet even as they struggle, dark shadows are gathering behind flaming eyes that will change Lampion beyond anyone's imaginings - and will reveal the long-hidden and terrifying past of the Feyree realm. Can Pook resist being seduced into the realm of the fire demons?

Black Dawn

Author: Mallory McCartney

Category: Fantasy

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Deal starts: July 20, 2018

Deal ends: July 24, 2018

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Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

Reluctant Concubine

Author: Dana Marton

Category: Fantasy

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Deal starts: July 20, 2018

Deal ends: July 22, 2018

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The latest in a long line of legendary healers, Tera is expected to be able to work miracles. There is only one problem: she hasn't yet come into her powers. When she's kidnapped by a warrior race to heal soldiers, the only way for her to stay alive is to fake it till she makes it. And that's not even the worst part. Just when Tera is about to escape, she catches the eye of the High Lord, who decides to make her his concubine.

Truth Seeker

Author: Cecilia Dominic

Category: Fantasy

Regular price: $2.99

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Deal starts: July 19, 2018

Deal ends: July 19, 2018

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A coffee shop dare gone wrong. A stupid childhood decision. A cat-and-mouse hunt that will require a triple strength espresso and a major sacrifice before it’s all over.

Philippe Ormandie can see ghosts, and his special abilities have gotten him into big trouble this time. A dare gone wrong leaves him trapped far away from home in a network of metaphysical tunnels that connects the locations of a large and popular coffee shop chain. Truth Seeker Maggie – formally known as Margaret of Cornwall, lost aunt of King Arthur – needs to find him before the tunnel’s builders do.

When Maggie catches up to Philippe, she whisks him away to what she hopes is a safe place. Unfortunately, the builders of the tunnels won’t be foiled so easily, and she finds herself hunted along with him. Betrayal and old family drama follow Maggie and Philippe no matter where they land.

Maggie needs all the help she can get as the battle ends up being not only for control of the tunnels, but for Philippe’s soul. In the end, the ultimate question is not how Maggie will save the world – and her job – but who will pay the price.