Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The dragon republic

By Kuang, R. F.

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

The war is over. The war has just begun. Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix--the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power. Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin's homeland to its enemies. Her only hope is to join forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who plots to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new republic. But neither the Empress nor the Dragon Warlord are what they seem. The more Rin witnesses, the more she fears her love for Nikan will force her to use the Phoenix's deadly power once more. Because there is nothing Rin won't sacrifice to save her country . . . and exact her vengeance.

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Blood of elves

By Sapkowski, Andrzej

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

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.

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Sword of destiny

By Sapkowski, Andrzej

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Collects short stories following the adventures of magical hero Geralt.

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The last wish: introducing The witcher

By Sapkowski, Andrzej

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Geralt de Riv, a witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.

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The priory of the orange tree

By Shannon, Samantha

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, TanŠ? has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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Mage slave

By Thorne, R. K.

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Crown Prince Aven Lanuken wants something more than a trophy for a future wife. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower. A queen who will be more warrior than diplomat. He wants a partner he can trust ... with a dangerous secret that's kept him trapped in a dark mountain fortress his entire life. Mage slave Miara wants something more, too--to find an enemy prince. And not to marry him. She's just received orders for her very first kidnapping. She loathes the idea of it, and it's probably a suicide mission. But she has never failed a mission before and doesn't intend to start now. Of all the women in the world, why does he have to fall for this one? Magic, politics, love, and fate collide in the destinies of two people in this fantasy adventure from R.K. Thorne.

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Mage strike

By Thorne, R. K.

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"The hard part should have been over. Former slave Miara and Crown Prince Aven have escaped with their freedom and their lives. From kidnapper and captive, they've grown into a powerful partnership. And they've returned to the mountain fortress of Estun, triumphant, to warn his people of the rising menace just across their border. But escape was only the first step. War looms. Hundreds of mages still live in slavery. Neither the king nor the queen believes the people will support a foreign spy as crown princess, no matter how loyal Miara truly is. And enemy agents plot to keep Aven from the throne by any means necessary, be they mundane--or murderous. On top of it all, the Dark Master has plans of his own: to enslave a vast mage army bound to his will alone. To obliterate all knowledge of the forbidden star magic, no matter the cost. And to get a little revenge too, while he's at it. Powerful new enemies, tenacious new allies, and earth-shaking magic join Aven and Miara in this second volume of the Enslaved Chronicles." -- p. [4] of cover

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Star mage

By Thorne, R. K.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"Some magic should be forbidden. Reunited safely in Panar, Miara, Aven, and their friends have conquered more obstacles than they thought possible. The Akarian Assembly has accepted Aven and his magic -- and Miara as his queen. But the problems for Akaria and its freemages are only beginning. One ally has vanished. Another teeters on the edge of death. And a third will face a choice between duty and love. Meanwhile, the Dark Master has marshalled the combined power of Mage Hall and Kavanar's army. He's closer than ever before to his goals: destroy the star mage and his magic, recapture those who've escaped, and seize all of Akaria for himself. With the true, terrible potential of magic unleashed, no one can predict what destruction will be wrought. The struggle for the freedom of mage slaves culminates in all-out war in this third and final volume of the Enslaved Chronicles."--Page 4 of cover.

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Where gods fear to go

By Watson, Angus

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"Battling across the Shining Mountains, the questers discover a land more terrifying and filled with more dangerous creatures than they could ever have imagined - and they've fought thunder lizards. The tentatively allied Wootah and Calnians must survive monster attacks, flash floods and tornados to uncover the secret of The Meadows. And then comes the hard part. To save themselves and everybody else they will travel west of west, deeper into danger, and do all that they can to defeat a goddess who has already killed all the other gods."--Publisher description.

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