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Strange Variety of Modern Fantasy

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The Lies of Locke Lamora: Book One of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence (GollanczF.)
The Lies of Locke Lamora: Book One of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence (GollanczF.)
"Gollancz is publishing loads of good stuff lately and this is great. Locke Lamora and his friends the Gentleman Bastards are successful con-artists until gang politics start turning nasty..."
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book One of The First Law (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"Black humour and amazingly well drawn anti-heroes. Meet Glokta the crippled inquisitor, Captain Jezal dashing yet vain army officer and Logen Ninefingers, old fashioned Norse style warrior."
The Year of Our War (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Year of Our War (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"Crikey - this is weird but in a very good way! Scott Joyce sums it up: 'It's about a drug addicted immortal guy with wings who is involved in a battle against giants insects on 2 dimensions'"
No Present Like Time (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
No Present Like Time (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"Book 2 - weird but amazing stuff. Immortal messenger Jant is still a junkie and a voyage to the other side of the world whilst his wiife sleeps with the worlds strongest man doesn't help matters..."
The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamir Triad)
The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamir Triad)
"Original fantasy at its finest - spellbinding and sinister. Prince Tobin is haunted by the ghost of his evil twin brother and gender confusion doesn't help..."
The Stormcaller: The Twilight Reign: Book 1: Book One of the Twilight Reign
The Stormcaller: The Twilight Reign: Book 1: Book One of the Twilight Reign
"In a land ruled by prophecy and the whims of Gods, a young man finds himself at the heart of a war he barely understands, wielding powers he may never be able to control"
Tigana
Tigana
"A beautiful masterpiece of fantasy - Kay can weave the strongest of emotions into an irresistable blend. I recommend all his works especially the 2 'Sarantium Mosaic' books."
The Thief's Gamble: Book One: The Tales of Einarinn
The Thief's Gamble: Book One: The Tales of Einarinn
"Refreshing and spirited - Julliet McKenna creates very human characters - especially her heroine Livak - a thief and gambler who lives by her wits!"
Daughter of the Empire
Daughter of the Empire
"Im not usually a Feist fan but this is great! Fantasy world with an oriental flavour - Mara rises from a vunerable young noble into a confident player in a dangerous political world driven by honour."
Ruins of Ambrai (Exiles)
Ruins of Ambrai (Exiles)
"Complex with strong characters, this fantasy set in a matriarchal society follows three sisters playing a dangerous political game. The 2nd book is great too but the 3rd is still not out!"
Crystal Singer Omnibus: The Crystal Singer; Killashandra; Crystal Line (The Complete Chronicles of the Crystal Singers of Ballybran)
Crystal Singer Omnibus: The Crystal Singer; Killashandra; Crystal Line (The Complete Chronicles of the Crystal Singers of Ballybran)
"Bit more towards sci-fi - enter the hazardous and glamorous world of the crystal singer - McCaffrey is world famous for good reason (omnibus edition  is great value too)."
The Riddle-Master's Game (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
The Riddle-Master's Game (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
"This trilogy in 1 volume is beautifully written with a plot so intricate that it could never be predicted. I also love her book 'Ombria in Shadow' which displays supreme mastery of prose."
Kushiel's Dart
Kushiel's Dart
"Against a richly cultured backdrop this novel combines deadly politics with a high level of eroticism. Not to everyone's taste but a stunningly written book nevertheless."
Song of the Lioness Quartet
Song of the Lioness Quartet
"At first glance you may dismiss this as a 'kids book' but just stay with me. Tamora creates special fantasy - her heroine Alanna has had a lasting impact since I read this as a teenager."
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
"Fantasy from a great new talent - magic, suspense and originality. Sonea has to tame her raw powers to become part of the infamous Magicians Guild and save her own life."
The Cup Of The World
The Cup Of The World
"'Realistic' medieval fantasy - politics blended with supernatural sinister forces"
Sabriel
Sabriel
"Didn't realise this was meant to be a kids book until I bought the second in the series - sharp original fantasy with fascinating ideas particularly on the concept of death....."
Myrren's Gift: The Quickening Book One
Myrren's Gift: The Quickening Book One
"The Heroic General Wyl is given a peculiar gift by the witch Myrren in his quest to thwart the evil King Celimus. The first book in The Quickening trilogy witnesses a great new fantasy talent."
The Books of Great Alta: Comprising 'Sister Light, Sister Dark' and 'White Jenna'
The Books of Great Alta: Comprising 'Sister Light, Sister Dark' and 'White Jenna'
"A haunting story that stays with you, the Great Alta stories draw on american indian and celtic culture to bring together a story of young women growing up and proving their worth. I love Jane Yolen!"
Lord of Snow and Shadows [Book One of The Tears of Artamon].
Lord of Snow and Shadows [Book One of The Tears of Artamon].
"Magic and politics is always a good combo and here hero painter Gavril is shocked to discover he is heir to the Drakhaon Throne together with demonic powers - all in a days work eh...."
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
"Enter a world of talking armoured bears, humans with visible souls in the guise of Daemons and Lyra the most irresistably gutsy heroine ever. Amazing."
Bitten: Number 1 in series (Otherworld)
Bitten: Number 1 in series (Otherworld)
"Makes Buffy looks Fluffy! Elena's chances of a noraml life are shattered after a bite turns her the worlds only female werewolf. Smart, fast-paced and sexy."