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Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis

The third book in the Kat trilogy.  More magic and adventure in a semi-Regency setting.

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The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Third book for Irene and Kai and the Library. Spoilers ahead for the earlier ones.

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Abhorsen

Dec. 29th, 2016 08:14 pm
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Abhorsen by Garth Nix

The continuation of Lirael.

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Lirael

Dec. 28th, 2016 10:32 pm
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Lirael by Garth Nix

The second Abhorsen book, or rather the first half of one -- this one doesn't complete its story.
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Goldenhand

Nov. 1st, 2016 12:20 am
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Goldenhand by Garth Nix

A return to the Abhorsen world. Spoilers ahead for earlier works.
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Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland by L. Jagi Lamplighter (I got a free copy of this from the author, BTW.)

the continuing adventures of Rachel Griffin. Spoilers ahead for the earlier two.
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The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

Spoilers ahead for The Invisible Library.

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No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron

The return of the Heartstrikers. Spoilers ahead for the earlier ones. Also, a warning that that over-all arc is picking up speed, so more of this book points ahead than the earlier ones.
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The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne Volume 2: City of Lightning by Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio

Agatha adventures! Spoilers for earlier books ahead!

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Which opens with our heroine, Irene, stealing a book by a necromancer and, after dealing with some gargoyles and other complications, getting it back to the title library, which spans all the universes and keeps books safe.
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One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron

Takes up where Nice Dragons Finish Last leaves off, almost. Spoilers for that ahead. So, back to the alternate history where magic returned and Detroit is the private preserve of a lake spirit. . . .

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Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

An urban fantasy. Set in an alternate world where use of a serum endowed some families with magical powers, of varying strengths.

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Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

An alternate history contemporary fantasy -- an urban fantasy with overt magic -- well, magic came back. Dragons roam the earth once more. And Detroit was engulfed by a massive wave and taken over the Lady of the Lakes as the Detroit Free Zone.

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Warbound

Apr. 24th, 2016 04:43 pm
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Warbound by Larry Correia

The third book of the Grimnoir Chronicles. Serious spoilers ahead for Hard Magic and Spellbound.
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Spellbound

Apr. 24th, 2016 03:46 pm
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Spellbound by Larry Correia

The second book of the Grimnoir Chronicles. Serious spoilers ahead for Hard Magic.

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Hard Magic

Apr. 22nd, 2016 09:25 pm
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Hard Magic by Larry Correia

In an alternate universe, where superpowers -- Passives who can not control it, and Actives who can -- began magically appearing in the 19th century, and many things were changed by that -- the Great War had some particular nightmares -- and while the Nazis were stifled, there is Fascism, and worse, the Imperium.

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Sabriel

Jan. 14th, 2016 09:37 pm
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Sabriel by Garth Nix

Opens with a prologue wherein a man has to save his newborn daughter from death -- and a necromancer.  And then to the girl herself, about to graduate from school on the other side of the Wall, out of the Old Kingdom and where the magic is weaker (though strong enough .  She is considering what to do after when a dark shadow appears -- carrying a sack.  It came from her father.  It brings the sword and the bells, all magical, he uses in his role as the Abhorsen, to combat necromancers and the Dead.  He must have been in great danger.

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The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

A children's book about an orphan, Maria Merryweather, sent off into a countryside valley, with her governess and her pet dog.

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Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

I stayed up entirely too late reading this book.

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A Bicycle Built for Brew by Poul Anderson

Another collection of his short work.  His longer short work; there are rather fewer pieces in this than in the earlier volumes.
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