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Alphabet of Thorn
Nepenthe, an orphan, was raised by the palace scholars and at sixteen is now a gifted translator. The young queen of Raine, Tessera, has just assumed the throne when Nepenthe goes with a friend to pick up a book from the mages' Floating School. The mages want the book to be translated. When some illusions frighten her friend away from the school, Nepenthe takes the book. It seems to speak to her heart, so she decides to translate it herself, instea...
Heir of Sea and Fire
Readerle has to learn to accept and control her growing power while she searches for Morgan, the Prince of Hed. When she learns that her power is an inheritance of the beings Morgan is fighting against she begins to doubt herself, her family, and everything she believed in. Through her journey to find the Prince of Hed, Readerle learns to control her power and begins to accept her inheritance....
In the Forests of Serre
Ace, June 2003, 22.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0441010113 Once upon a time in the kingdom of Serre, the heir to the throne Prince Ronan went to war in the hopes that he would be killed in battle. He lost his wife and child and saw no reason to go on living but fate had something else planned for him. When he returned home, his father informed him that he arranged for the prince to marry Princess Sidonie of Dacia, a kingdom known for its powerful sorceres...
Od Magic
Grief stricken at loosing his parents, Brenden Vetch has withdrawn into himself. He listens to the unspoken language of living things, especially plants. He has gained a reputation for great skill with all kinds of plants. Then one spring day an unusual woman named Od asks Brenden to come be the gardener at her magic school. She wants him to grow things for magic. Od realizes that Brenden knows the magic of living things, even if he does not realize...

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Ombria In Shadow
Ace, Jan 2002, 22.99, 309 pp. ISBN 0441008954 Ombria is a city in trouble and its inhabitants know it. The ruler Royce Greve has died, leaving behind his heir, the child prince Kyel. However, serving as regent is Domina Pearle, an evil and ageless being, intending to rule with an iron fist. She practices the black arts and uses the sorcery of the shadow city to kill people. The sorceress Faey has an assistant Mag, a curious young wo...
The Book Of Atrix Wolfe
This is the story of the effects that an ancient war waged in anger and rage had on the life of many people, including humans and magical beings. Atrix Wolfe was a great and mighty mage.Then the invaders descended upon his kingdom. He refused to help the king in war but the king promised him that he would not harm Atrix's hometown (Pelucir) if he helped so he did but later the king turned from his promise. He prepared to attack his kingdom and w...
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Sybel is the daughter and granddaughter of a wizard. A baby boy named Tam is left with her, though she has not the heart to care for it. The boy teaches her to love. Sybel is disturbed by his heritage. For the boy is the heir to a war that has raged throughout the land and in time his father, the king, comes to claim him. The king is a coward though. He believes that Sybel is bad. The King is afraid of her. She is more powerful than he and so he ...


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