White Plume Mountain (Greyhawk)

By Paul Kidd

A remorseless ranger.
A sentient hell hound pelt with a penchant for pyromania.
An irksome pixie who sells intrigue and information.

Three partners who locate themselves trapped in a urban jam-packed with warring priestly factions, devious machinations, and an indignant fiend. to save lots of the town, they have to locate 3 guns of strength, which lie within the such a lot trap-laden, monster-infested position this part of Acererak's tomb: White Plume Mountain.

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The Whitefire Crossing (Shattered Sigil, Book 1)

By Courtney Schafer

EISBN-13: 978-1-59780-352-6

Dev is a smuggler with the proper hide. He's in excessive call for as a advisor for the caravans that hold valid items from town of Ninavel into the rustic of Alathia. The path in the course of the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is among the few climbers who is familiar with tips to move them appropriately. along with his ability and connections, it's effortless adequate to slide contraband charms from Ninavel - the place any magic is reasonable online game, regardless of how darkish - into Alathia, the place such a lot magic is outlawed.

But smuggling a number of charms is something; smuggling an individual in the course of the warded Alathian border is close to suicidal. Having made a promise to a demise good friend, Dev is pressured to tackle a singularly harmful shipment: Kiran. a tender apprentice at the run from some of the most robust mages in Ninavel, Kiran is determined adequate to pay a fortune to sneak right into a state the place discovery ability convinced execution - and he'll do no matter what it takes to avoid Dev from checking out the bad fact at the back of his getaway.

Yet Kiran isn't the single one harboring a perilous mystery. stuck up in an online of subterfuge and darkish magic, Dev and Kiran needs to have the option to belief one another - or face not just their very own destruction, yet that of the full urban of Ninavel.

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Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)

By Ian C. Esslemont

The small island of Malaz and its urban gave the good empire its identify, yet now it really is little greater than a sleepy, backwater port. this night, despite the fact that, issues are varied. this night the town is on aspect, a hive of moved quickly, occasionally violent job; its electorate bustle approximately, barring doorways, shuttering home windows, heading off any stranger's stare. simply because this night there's to be a convergence, the once-in-a-generation visual appeal of a Shadow Moon – an celebration that threatens the great humans of Malaz with demon hounds and different, darker issues …

It was once additionally prophesied that tonight may witness the go back of Emperor Kellanved, and there are these ready to do whatever to avoid this taking place. As factions in the better Empire draw up conflict strains over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a much more historical and effective presence for an all-out attack upon the island. Witnessing those cataclysmic occasions are Kiska, a tender lady who yearns to escape the restrictions of town, and mood, a grizzled, battle-weary veteran who seeks just to get away his earlier. every one is to play a component in a clash that may not purely make certain the destiny of Malaz urban, but additionally of the area past …

Drawing on occasions touched on within the prologue of Steven Erikson's landmark delusion Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives is a momentous bankruptcy within the unfolding tale of the terribly imagined global of Malaz.

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Night of the Dragon (World of Warcraft, Book 5)

By Richard A. Knaak

Grim Batol: its darkish legacy stretches again into the mists of Azeroth's earlier. yet such a lot realize it because the web site of a poor tragedy -- the place the vile orcs corrupted the hatchlings of the noble Dragonqueen, Alexstrasza, and used them as guns of battle. even though a band of heroes, led by way of the enigmatic mage, Krasus, defeated the orcs and freed the captive dragons, the cursed mountain stands as one other ravaged landmark inside of the...

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yet now Krasus -- identified to a few because the pink dragon Korialstrasz -- senses the malice of Grim Batol emerging once again to threaten these he holds pricey. made up our minds this time to confront this evil through himself, he's ignorant of the quests that may draw others to Grim Batol and show the titanic fact that can not just bring in their deaths, yet herald a poor new age of darkness and destruction.

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Shadow Games: The Fourth Chronicles of the Black Company: First Book of the South

By Glen Cook

After the devastating conflict on the Tower of appeal, Croaker leads the tremendously decreased Black corporation south, looking for the misplaced Annals. The Annals should be lower back to Khatovar, 8 thousand miles away, a urban which may exists in basic terms in legend...the starting place of the 1st unfastened Companies.

Every step of how the corporate is hounded via shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march each southward, via computer virus infested jungle, rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates, and towns, useless and dwelling, haunted by means of the passage of the corporate north, their numbers develop till they're hundreds of thousands strong.

But continually they're watched--by the Shadowmasters--a lethal new enemy: twisted creature that deal in darkness and dying: strong, shadowy creatures bent on smothering the realm of their foul embody. this is often the 1st around in a dangerous video game, a online game that the Black corporation can't ea desire to win.

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Reamde

By Neal Stephenson

4 a long time in the past, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa kinfolk, fled to a wild and lonely mountainous nook of British Columbia to prevent the draft. Smuggling backpack a great deal of high-grade marijuana around the border into Northern Idaho, he speedy accumulated a big and unlawful fortune. With lots of time and cash to burn, he turned hooked on an internet fable video game during which opposing factions conflict for energy and treasure in an unlimited cyber realm. Like many severe avid gamers, he started many times buying digital gold items and different desirables from chinese language gold farmers—young specialist avid gamers in Asia who accrued digital guns and armor to promote to busy American and eu buyers.

For Richard, the sport was once the appropriate chance to launder his getting older hundred buck debts and start his personal high-tech begin up—a enterprise that has morphed right into a Fortune 500 computing device gaming team, company 9592, with its personal tremendous winning on-line role-playing online game, T’Rain. however the line among fable and fact turns into dangerously blurred while a tender gold farmer accidently triggers a digital struggle for dominance—and Richard is stuck on the center.

In this edgy, twenty first century story, Neal Stephenson, the most formidable and prophetic writers of our time, returns to the terrain of his cyberpunk masterpieces Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, best readers in the course of the having a look glass and into the darkish center of mind's eye.

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Empire Ascendant: Worldbreaker Saga #2 (The Worldbreaker Saga)

By Kameron Hurley

Loyalties are established whilst worlds collide…
 
Every thousand years, the darkish celebrity Oma seems to be within the sky, bringing with it a tide of demise and destruction. and people who continue to exist needs to cope with associates and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The nation of Saiduan already lies in destroy, decimated via invaders from one other international who proportion the faces of these they search to destroy.

Now the state of Dhai is below siege through a similar strength. Their merely desire for survival lies within the arms of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a strong – yet unpredictable –magic. As the overseas Empire spreads the world over like a ailment, one in all their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword back to unseat them, and enslaved students start a treacherous trip domestic with a long-lost mystery that they desire is the most important to the Empire’s undoing.

But while the enemy stocks your personal face, who could be trusted?

In this devastating sequel to The replicate Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us again to a land of blood mages and sentient vegetation, darkish magic, and conflict on a scale that spans worlds.

File Under: Fantasy [ Empire on fireplace | Duplicates at conflict | The Royal alternate | All Will Fall ]

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Forge of Darkness (The Kharkanas Trilogy)

By Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of significant myth writers together with his debut Gardens of the Moon. Now Erikson returns with a trilogy that occurs millennia sooner than the occasions of the Malazan ebook of the Fallen. The Forge of Darkness introduces readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness, and tells an epic story of a realm whose destiny performs an important function in shaping the area of the Malazan Empire.

It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the world of Darkness, the place mom darkish reigns. yet this old land used to be domestic to many an influence… or even dying isn't really relatively everlasting. The commoners' nice hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted through his fans to take mom Dark's hand in marriage, yet her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands within the means of such targets. the approaching conflict sends fissures through the realm, and because the rumors of civil conflict burn in the course of the plenty, an historic strength emerges from the lengthy useless seas. stuck in the course of all of it are the 1st Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas destroy of the Purake Hold.

Steven Erikson brings to existence this old and demanding story set on this planet he brought within the Malazan publication of the Fallen.

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