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    Curse of Honor A Legend of the Five Rings Novel Paperback Original David Annandale
    9781839080173 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy Publication Date:October 06, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 130.05 x 197.1 mm | 352 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Aconyte
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      The reckless pursuit of honor exposes an empire to demonic invasion, in this epic fantasy novel of duty and warfare, set in the extraordinary world of Legend of the Five Rings.

      Striking Dawn Castle defends the mountains between the Rokugan empire and the demon-haunted Shadowlands. When a mythical city is discovered in the forbidding peaks, Hida Haru, heir and sore disappointment to his family, seizes the opportunity to prove himself. His rash expedition ends in disaster – just one samurai returns alive, and Haru is lost. Before a power struggle can break out, Striking Dawn’s battle-hardened commander, Ochiba, is dispatched to rescue Haru. She succeeds against supernatural horrors, but Haru is… changed. Now, mysterious deaths and ill fortune plague his family. Something evil is loose and must be stopped, at any cost.
      DAVID ANNANDALE is a lecturer at a Canadian university on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games. He is the author of many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 universe, and a co-host of the Hugo Award-nominated podcast Skiffy and Fanty.
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      “Truly the stuff of legend – both fun and unnerving.”
      “Annandale has a real talent for the cinematic and the strange.”
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    Perish L. C. Barlow
    9781644281376 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:October 23, 2020
    $25.50 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 10 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Rare Bird Books
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      Jack Harper is a dangerous woman, capable of death and resurrection. Raised and utilized by Cyrus, the leader of a mystical religion, she was once a fearless and brilliant weapon against all who blasphemed. Now, having destroyed Cyrus, Jack is free to be more.

      While starting anew, Jack begins receiving letters from children trapped in Infinitum who beg for rescue, and she soon discovers that Cyrus’s cult is alive and thriving, with tendrils branching across the world. One of these tendrils leads Jack to Patrick, a man who speaks of a contraption that “bleaches anything white.” Yet another tendril stretches beyond death, where the Builder and Jack’s brother, Alex, reside. Jack must now seek to permanently destroy the following she once escaped by fixing her sights on a higher target—the infamous demonic Builder, who once supplied Cyrus with overwhelming power.

      Potential aid arrives from an unusual source when Jack encounters Jonathon Roth and his kill-for-hire outfit. Combined, they hope to become an unstoppable force, but only the future will tell. Jack may be falling into her old acolyte ways, and Roth may have found in Jack the very thing that made Cyrus so powerful—his own magical being.
      L.C. Barlow is a writer and student. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines and journals and garnered praise, winning multiple awards. Barlow lives in Dallas with her cats Smaug, Dusty, and Fiona.
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    9781328589903 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:February 16, 2021 Print Run:30000
    $37.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 0 in | 450 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      Reynard, a young apprentice, seeks release from the drudgery of working for his fisherman uncle in the English village of Southwold. His rare days off lead him to strange encounters—not just with press gangs hoping to fill English ships to fight the coming Spanish Armada, but strangers who seem to know him—one of whom casts a white shadow.

      The village’s ships are commandeered, and after a fierce battle at sea, Reynard finds himself the sole survivor of his uncle’s devastated hoy. For days he drifts, starving and dying of thirst, until he is rescued by a galleon, also lost—and both are propelled by a strange current to the unknown northern island of Thule. Here Reynard must meet his destiny in a violent clash between humans and gods.
      GREG BEAR has written more than thirty novels and five story collections, earning him five Nebulas, two Hugos, two Endeavors, and the Galaxy Award (China). He is one of the original founders of San Diego Comic-Con.
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    9780756414627 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:July 14, 2020
    $37.00 CAD 6.25 x 9.29 x 1.63 in | 1.64 lb | 528 pages Carton Quantity:12 DAW
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      The fifth book in The Song of the Shattered Sands series—an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

      The reign of the kings of Sharakhai has been broken. The blood mage, Queen Meryam, now rules the city along with the descendants of the fabled twelve kings.

      In the desert, Çeda has succeeded in breaking the asirim’s curse. Those twisted creatures are now free, but their freedom comes at great cost. Nalamae lies dead, slain in battle with her sister goddess. Çeda, knowing Nalamae would have been reborn on her death, sets out on a quest to find her.

      The trail leads Çeda to Sharakhai where, unbeknownst to her, others are searching for Nalamae as well. Çeda’s quest to find her forces her into a terrible decision: work with the kings or risk Sharakhai’s destruction.

      Whatever her decision, it won’t be easy. Sharakhai is once more threatened by the forces of the neighboring kingdoms. As the powers of the desert vie for control of the city, Çeda, her allies, and the fallen kings must navigate the shifting fates before the city they love falls to the schemes of the desert gods.

      Story Locale: Sharakhai (fantasy world)

      Series Overview: This highly-anticipated epic fantasy series features Çeda, a pit fighter in the desert city of Sharakhai, who discovers a dangerous secret that might help her overthrow the cruel, immortal Kings of Sharakhai.
      Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of the Lays of Anuskaya Trilogy and The Song of the Shattered Sands series, beginning with the acclaimed Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. His writing has garnered many accolades, including a Gemmell Morningstar Award nomination and the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award.

      Author Residence: Racine, WI
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      Praise for The Song of the Shattered Sands

      “I expect that this universe will continue to expand in Beaulieu’s skillful prose. Wise readers will hop on this train now, as the journey promises to be breathtaking.”—Robin Hobb, New York Times-bestelling author of Fool’s Assassin

      “Beaulieu richly imagines several multifaceted societies, a variety of arcane systems, and a host of supernatural entities.”—Publishers Weekly

      “The Song of Shattered Sands series is both gripping and engrossing.”—Kirkus Reviews
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    Driftwood Marie Brennan
    9781616963460 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:August 14, 2020
    $20.95 CAD 5 x 8 in | 224 pages Canadian Rights: Y Tachyon Publications
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      In this first novel set in award-winning author Marie Brennan’s incomparable Driftwood fantasy universe, enter a post-apocalyptic realm where the apocalypse has not ended, where fragments of worlds cohere into shifting myths. Yet even as everything fades, Drifters gather to tell conflicting legends of Last, the guide—the one man who seemed immortal, but may have been a fraud.

      [STARRED REVIEW] “Exploring found family, adaptation, and hope in the face of apocalypse, Brennan imbues this high-concept fantasy with a strong emotional core. Fantasy fans will be thrilled.”—Publishers Weekly

      Who is Last?

      Fame is rare in Driftwood—it’s hard to get famous if you don't stick around long enough for people to know you. But many know the guide, Last, a one-blooded survivor who has seen his world end many lifetimes ago. For Driftwood is a strange place of slow apocalypses, where continents eventually crumble into mere neighborhoods, pulled inexorably towards the center in the Crush. Cultures clash, countries fall, and everything eventually disintegrates.

      Within the Shreds, a rumor goes around that Last has died. Drifters come together to commemorate him. But who really was Last? Lying liar, or heroic savior? A mercenary, a charlatan, a legend? A man, an immortal—perhaps even a god?

      About Driftwood
      Driftwood is the invention of bestselling author Marie Brennan. Mirroring the world that many people are currently living in, the Driftwood stories chronicle the struggles of survivors and outcasts to keep their worlds alive until everything changes, diminishes, and is destroyed. Driftwood is the first full-length novel in this world.

      Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She recently misapplied her professors’ hard work to Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent. She is the author of the Doppelganger duology of Warrior and Witch, the urban fantasies Lies and Prophecy and Chains and Memory, the Onyx Court historical fantasy series, the Varekai novellas, and nearly sixty short stories, as well as the New Worlds series of worldbuilding guides. For more information, visit or @swan_tower on Twitter.
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      [STARRED REVIEW] “Brennan (the Memoirs of Lady Trent series) plays with the concept of secondary-world fantasy with this fresh, immersive introduction to the land of Driftwood, a patchwork world where other fantasy worlds come to die. As each otherworld is pulled toward the Crush, the churning center of Driftwood where their last vestiges mix and crumble before vanishing forever, its inhabitants must adapt to life in Driftwood or disappear along with their homes. The novel’s form mirrors the cobbled-together nature of its world, composed primarily of self-contained episodes unified only by the shadowy figure of Last, the sole survivor of a world that Driftwood consumed long ago. Many who pass through Driftwood seek Last’s aid, desperate to preserve their cultures and stop the inevitable and believing he knows the secrets to surviving the Crush. Brennan skillfully builds a multiplicity of worlds, painting each unique and fully developed culture with bold, minimalist strokes and, though readers don’t get to spend much time with any single character, rendering each member of the sprawling cast with impressive nuance and subtlety. Exploring found family, adaptation, and hope in the face of apocalypse, Brennan imbues this high-concept fantasy with a strong emotional core. Fantasy fans will be thrilled."
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      “Haunting, timeless, and timely. Brennan invented Driftwood, but it feels like she discovered it.”
      —Max Gladstone author of The Empress of Forever

      [STARRED REVIEW] “A diverse cast of characters from disparate worlds, each facing their own rapidly approaching mortality, come together to memorialize a missing man—rumored to be immortal—in this new fantasy title from veteran author Brennan . . . Readers will close the cover aching to read more about Last and his world. An exciting delve into a conglomerate land filled with magic and mystery.”

      [STARRED REVIEW] “When a world ends, whatever is left arrives at the Edge, emerging from the Mist that surrounds Driftwood. As the world shrinks, slowly dying, it becomes part of the Shreds, where scraps and pieces of different worlds combine, and where the citizens are just Drifters, inhabitants of this combined place. Eventually, everything ends up in the center, called the Crush, doomed to disappear—except for the guide called Last, a person who has lived far longer than anything else has. When he, too, disappears, people gather to memorialize him or criticize him or insist he isn’t dead, but whichever it is, by gathering to tell stories about Last, they form an emotional picture of who he was. Brennan’s series of vignettes is complex and riveting, populated by distinct worlds, each with its own rules. One has only a devastating sandstorm; in another, memories can be shared or given away; in yet another, magnetic stones enable flight. Last holds them all together with a mystery: was he a god, a man trying to help, or a man trying to survive off others? Driftwood is epic in scale and yet rooted in satisfying detail, full of possibility and wonder.”

      Driftwood is a richly imagined and shifting place. I keep thinking about it weeks after shutting the book. This is what people mean by 'haunting.’”
      —Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Calculating Stars

      “Bittersweet and haunting, Brennan’s story celebrates the death-defying power of love and everlasting memory.”
      —Karen Lord, author of Redemption in Indigo

      “I’ll snap any forthcoming sequel up in a heartbeat.”
      ?Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

      “The world building is excellent. The characters are all well developed as well. I thought this was a fantastic book.”
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      “The writing itself is beautiful, but it is the world-building (or perhaps more correctly world-breaking) where this book really stood out.”
      —Beneath a Thousand Skies

      Praise for Marie Brennan

      “Smart and nuanced . . . Overwhelmingly fun and a perfectly delightful [summer] read.”
      ?io9 on The Tropic of Serpents

      “Told in the style of a Victorian memoir, courageous, intelligent and determined Isabella’s account is colorful, vigorous and absorbing. A sort of Victorian why-what-whodunit embellished by Brennan’s singular upgrade of a fantasy bromide and revitalizingly different viewpoint.”
      ?Kirkus Reviews on the Memoirs of Lady Trent series

      "Marie Brennan has written another winner, building upon the brilliance of her Lady Trent series.”
      ?BiblioSanctum on Turning Darkness Into Light
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    9780399178542 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:October 20, 2020
    $38.99 CAD 6.13 x 9.25 in | 1.68 lb | 480 pages Carton Quantity:12 Del Rey
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      Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion not only to the Fall of Shannara series, but to the entire Shannara saga—a truly landmark event over forty years in the making!

      Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Terry Brooks has had a clear idea of how the series should end, and now that moment is at hand.

      As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion—spearheaded by a warlike people determined to make this land their own—our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. And yet a third is trapped in a deadly realm from which there may be no escape.

      Filled with twists and turns and epic feats of derring-do—not untouched by tragedy—this is vintage Terry Brooks, and a fitting end to a saga that has gathered generations of readers into its fold.

      Story Locale: The Four Lands of Shannara

      Series Overview: The Fall of Shannara: The beginning of the end of the Shannara saga. The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swathe across the land, and only a handful of intrepid heroes may be able to turn the tides.
      Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.

      Author Residence: Seattle, WA & Cannon Beach, OR

      Author Hometown: Sterling, IL
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      Praise for Terry Brooks

      The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!

      “If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Core

      “I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and re-read) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

      “Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy

      “The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders series and the Fablehaven series
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    9781250311474 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:July 28, 2020 Print Run:40000
    $37.99 CAD 6.12 x 9.25 x 0 in | 10 gr | 448 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      From the vaults of Dragaeran history and the mind of master fantasist Steven Brust--a tale of betrayal and vengeance that is not at all a retelling ofThe Count of Monte Cristo

      Reader, you will undoubtedly have had the misfortune of consuming the rotten fruit of fallacies that we—Paarfi of Roundwood (esteemed historian of House of Hawk and exquisite artisan of truths)—“borrow” our factual recount of Dragaeran history from some obscure fellow who goes by the name Al Dumas or some silly nomenclature of that nature.

      The salacious claims thatThe Baron of Magister Valleybears any resemblance to a certain nearly fictional narrative about an infamous count are unfounded (wedo not dabble in tall tales. The occasional moderately stretched? Yes. But never tall).

      Ourtale is that of a nobleman who is betrayed by those he trusted, and subsequently imprisoned. After centuries of confinement, he contrives to escape and prepares to avenge himself against his betrayers.

      A mirror image ofThe Count of Monte Cristo, vitrolic naysayers still grouse? Well, that is nearly and utterly false.

      Standalones in The Khaavren Romances Series
      1.The Phoenix Guards
      2.Five Hundred Years After
      3.The Paths of the Dead
      4.The Lorde of Castle Black
      5.Sethra Lavode
      6.The Baron of Magister Valley: A Viscount of Adrilankha Novel

      STEVEN BRUST is the author of a number of bestselling fantasy novels, including two New York Timesbestsellers,Dzurand Tiassa. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him online on his website and on Twitter for more information.
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      Praise for Steven Brust

      "Surprisingly resonant...another solid entry in the series." —RT Review, 4 stars, onVallista

      "Clever....Brust’s signature wit and narrative voice keep the action flowing and entertaining." —Publishers WeeklyonVallista

      “Brust is one of those natural caper writers, a pulp writer in the Hammett tradition, someone with what William Gibson calls ‘wheels on his tractor’.... A writer who can spin a yarn that keeps you guessing until the end.” —Cory Doctorow onHawk

      “Wonderful…Like most of Brust’s books, this witty, wry tale stands alone and is very accessible to new readers.” —Publishers Weekly onTiassa

      "Watch Steven Brust. He's good. He moves fast. He surprises you. Watching him untangle the diverse threads of intrigue, honor, character and mayhem from amid the gears of a world as intricately constructed as a Swiss watch is a rare pleasure." —Roger Zelazny

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    Peace Talks Jim Butcher
    9780451464415 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:July 14, 2020
    $37.00 CAD 6.21 x 9.27 x 1.22 in | 1.19 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 Ace
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      HARRY DRESDEN IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.

      When the supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago—and all he holds dear?

      Story Locale: alternate Chicago

      Series Overview: Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, gets down to business investigating paranormal crime in this #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series that blends magic, mystery, and mayhem.
      Jim Butcher is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires novels. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

      Author Residence: Denver, CO
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      Praise for Jim Butcher and the Dresden Files

      “Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.”—Entertainment Weekly

      “Butcher is the dean of contemporary urban fantasy.”—Booklist

      “What would you get if you crossed Spenser with Merlin? Probably you would come up with someone very like Harry Dresden.”—The Washington Times

      “A great series…one of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves.”—Cinescape

      “Superlative.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “Harry Dresden is perhaps the best-written supernatural detective working today.”—SFRevu

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