High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot. The term "high fantasy" was coined by Lloyd Alexander in a 1971 essay, "High Fantasy and Heroic Romance" (originally given at the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians in October 1969). Heroic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which events occur in a world where magic is prevalent and modern technology is non-existent. The setting may be entirely fictitious in nature or based upon earth with some additions. Unlike dark fiction, it provides a setting in which all men are strong, all women beautiful, all life adventurous, and all problems simple. This means that adventures based in heroic fantasy are unlikely to mention any wider problems that cannot be fixed by a quest. Characters within heroic fantasy are likely to be underdogs of humble origin who are placed in situations forcing them to act in a heroic manner, past what is expected of them.

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The Betrayal : Krondor #1 Riftwar : Legacy [used book]

By: Feist, Raymond E.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 1999

Seller ID: 0006483348

ISBN: 0006483348

Condition: Good


A new episode in Feist's massively successful Riftwar saga. From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear and Pug. It is nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon. There has been peace awhile and it's been needed. But news is feeding through to the people of the Kingdom of the Isles that deadly forces are stirring on the horizon. The bringer of the latest tidings is Gorath, a moredhel (dark elf). The bloodletting has started. Nighthawks are murdering again. Politics is a dange... View more info

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Inheritance #4 Inheritance [used book]

By: Christopher Paolini

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Doubleday: 2011

Seller ID: 0385616503

ISBN: 0385616503

Condition: Good


Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances. The Rider and his dragon have come farther than anyone dared to ... View more info

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A Crown of Swords #7 Wheel of Time [used book]

By: Robert Jordan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 1997

Seller ID: 1857234030

ISBN: 1857234030

Condition: Good


The war for humanity's survival has begun. Rand al' Thor, the Dragon Reborn, has escaped the snares of the White Tower and the first of the rebel Aes Sedai have sworn to follow him. Attacked by the servants of the Dark, threatened by the invading Seanchan, Rand rallies his forces and brings battle to bear upon Illian, stronghold of Sammael the Forsaken. . . In the city of Ebou Dar, Elayne, Aviendha and Mat struggle to secure the ter' angreal that can break the Dark One's hold on the world's weather - and an ancient bane moves to oppose them. In the town of Salidar, Egwene al'Vere gathers an ar... View more info

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Baptism of Fire #3 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2015

Seller ID: 9780575090972

ISBN: 0575090979

Condition: New


The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to th... View more info

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Sword of Destiny #1.5 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2016

Seller ID: 9781473211544

ISBN: 1473211549

Condition: New


Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. In this collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH, jo... View more info

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Blood of Elves #1 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2012

Seller ID: 9780575084841

ISBN: 0575084847

Condition: New


Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, is back - and this time he holds the fate of the whole land in his hands ... For more than a hundred years, humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races once again fight each other - and themselves: dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering humans and elves, at least those elves who are friendly to humans ... Into this tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witchers of the world have been waiting. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lio... View more info

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Time of Contempt #2 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2014

Seller ID: 9780575090941

ISBN: 0575090944

Condition: New


Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are manoeuvring for position, each fearing invasion from across the river, each fearing their neighbours more. Intrigue, dissent and rebellion are on all sides. The Elves and other non-humans are still suffering under decades of repression, and growing numbers join the commando units hidden deep in the forest, striking at will and then dissolving into the trees. The Magicians are fighting amongst themselves, some in the pay of the kings,... View more info

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The Tower of the Swallow #4 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2017

Seller ID: 9781473211575

ISBN: 1473211573

Condition: New


The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting... About the Author: Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but th... View more info

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The Lady of the Lake #5 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2018

Seller ID: 9781473211605

ISBN: 1473211603

Condition: New


After walking through a portal in the Tower of the Swallow, thus narrowly escaping death, the Witcher girl, Ciri, finds herself in a completely different world... a world of the Elves. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still... View more info

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Season of Storms #6 The Witcher

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2019

Seller ID: 9781473218086

ISBN: 147321808X

Condition: New


The Witcher returns! A brand new novel set in the early days of The Witcher saga - the inspiration behind the bestselling series of games! Geralt. The witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher - two swords, steel and silver. But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons? Andrzej Sapkowski returns to his most popular hero in a stand-alone novel where Geralt fights, travels and loves again, Dandelion sings and flies from t... View more info

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The Last Wish : Witcher Short Stories

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2020

Seller ID: 9780575082441

ISBN: 0575082445

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Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and end... View more info

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The Last Wish : Witcher Short Stories

By: Andrzej Sapkowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2019

Seller ID: 9781473226401

ISBN: 1473226406

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Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endles... View more info

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Shalador's Lady #8 Black Jewels [used book]

By: Anne Bishop

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Voyager: 2010

Seller ID: 0732290945

ISBN: 0732290945

Condition: Good


Cassidy has to face a rival Queen from her past in order to give Dena Nehele any hope of a future ... the Black Widows see the warning in their tangled webs of dreams and visions: something is coming that will change the land forever. Cassidy, the new Queen of Dena Nehele, has taken the first steps to heal the rifts between Blood and landen, as well as heal the damage to land that had been long-neglected by the tainted Queens who had ruled. Despite the hope beginning to take root in her court and the rest of the people, theran Grayhaven still believes that a different kind of Queen would se... View more info

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Killashandra #2 Crystal Singer [used book]

By: Anne McCaffrey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1986

Seller ID: 0552125563

ISBN: 0552125563

Condition: Good


She was one of the Crystal Singers, the elite, mysterious ones, who cut the crystals from the planet Ballybran - precious glittering crystals without which the universe could not function. Sent to the planet of Optheria to repair the famous crystal organ, she was - at first - accorded all the honour and pomp due to her rank.Then her life became threatened and she found herself isolated at the very heart of the planet, knowing that she alone had the power to confront and destroy the evil that had permeated the world of Optheria. About the Author: Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leadin... View more info

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The Well of Ascension #2 Mistborn

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Tor Fantasy: 2008

Seller ID: 002720

ISBN: 0765356139

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Evil has been defeated. The war has just begun.They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestow... View more info

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Skin Deep #2 Legion

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2015

Seller ID: 002946

ISBN: 1473212499

Condition: New


A man with a multitude of personalities, a personality for every expertise. A madness that makes him a nightmare for criminals everywhere. Following the success of Legion, Legion: Skin Deep charts another fast moving and gripping adventure for Stephen Leeds, AKA Legion. Leeds is a genius, his mind contains too much information. And to cope it his split his skills off into individual personalities. They crowd his head and he lives with them in a vast empty mansion. While he can call on any one of them to solve a problem he also walks a line across an all-consuming madness. In development for ... View more info

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Legion #1 Legion

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2015

Seller ID: 002947

ISBN: 1473212634

Condition: New


Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion', is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialised skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson t... View more info

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The Hero of Ages #3 Mistborn

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Tor Fantasy: 2009

Seller ID: 002948

ISBN: 0765356147

Condition: New


Who is the Hero of Ages? To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed. Having escaped death at the climax of The Well of Ascension only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the W... View more info

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The Alloy of Law #4 Mistborn

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Tor Fantasy: 2012

Seller ID: 002949

ISBN: 0765368544

Condition: New


New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson returns to the exciting world of the Mistborn in The Alloy of Law. In the three hundred years since the events of the Mistborn trilogy, science and technology have marched on. Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads, electric lighting, and even the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. Yet even with these advances, the magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for those attempting to establish order and... View more info

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Mistborn @ The Final Empire #1 Mistborn

By: Brandon Sanderson

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Publisher: USA, Tor Fantasy: 2007

Seller ID: 002950

ISBN: 0765350386

Condition: New


Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the Dark Lord is in charge? The answer will be found in the Mistborn Trilogy, a saga of surprises and magical martial-arts action that begins in Mistborn. For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power a... View more info

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Shadows of Self #5 Mistborn

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2015

Seller ID: 002951

ISBN: 147320822X

Condition: New


It is more than 300 years after the events of the The Final Empire shaped Scadrial. Waxillium Ladrian has returned to the capital city of Elendel from the far flung roughs. Elendel is criss-crossed by canals and railways and towers reach for the sky but this is still a city of dangers and of magic; Allomancy and Feruchemy can still change the world. Wax faces many more adventures.Sanderson is a master of rich worlds, appealing characters and gripping plots and his return to Mistborn shows him at the height of his powers. View more info

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Elantris

By: Brandon Sanderson

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Publisher: USA, Tor Fantasy: 2006

Seller ID: 002952

ISBN: 0765350378

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Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling. Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hopi... View more info

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Arcanum Unbounded 9in1 The Cosmere Collection Short Stoies

By: Brandon Sanderson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2017

Seller ID: 9781473218055

ISBN: 1473218055

Condition: New


Welcome to New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson's first collection of short fiction. These wonderful works, originally published individually, have been collected for the first time and convey the true expanse of the Cosmere. Telling the exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, Arcanum Unbounded include the Hugo Award-winning novella 'The Emperor's Soul', an excerpt from the graphic novel 'White Sand', and the never-before-published Stormlight Archive novella 'Edgedancer'. The collection will include nine works in all: 'Edgedancer' (Stormli... View more info

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The Black Prism #1 Lightbringer

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2011

Seller ID: 9781841499048

ISBN: 1841499048

Condition: New


EVERY LIGHT CASTS A SHADOW Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. His strength, wit and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. About the Author: Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale College, before brief stints walking the earth like Caine from KUNG FU, also tending bar and corrupting the youth (not at th... View more info

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The Blinding Knife #2 Lightbringer

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2013

Seller ID: 9781841499086

ISBN: 1841499080

Condition: New


GAVIN GUILE IS DYING. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son and an ex-fianc e who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side. As he loses control, the world's magic runs wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn and their army of colour wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago. About the Author: Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale College, before brief stints walking the earth like Caine... View more info

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The Way of Shadows #1 Night Angel

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown and Company: 2011

Seller ID: 9780356500713

ISBN: 0356500713

Condition: New


The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerou... View more info

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The Burning White #5 Lightbringer

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $32.99  $22.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2019

Seller ID: 9780356504667

ISBN: 0356504662

Condition: New


THE BURNING WHITE is the epic conclusion to the LIGHTBRINGER series by New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks. As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand. In the darkest hour, will the Lightbringer come? THE LIGHTBRINGER series THE BLACK PRISM THE BLINDING KNIFE THE BROKEN EYE THE BLOOD MIRROR THE BURNING WHITE More novels from Brent Weeks: NIGHT ANGEL THE WAY OF SHADOWS SHADOW'S EDGE BEYOND THE SHADOWS PERFECT SHADOW (NOVELLA). Review - Places Brent W... View more info

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The Broken Eye #3 Lightbringer

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2015

Seller ID: 9781841499116

ISBN: 1841499110

Condition: New


As the old gods awaken, the Chromeria is in a race to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe, Gavin Guile. But Gavin's enslaved on a galley, and when he finally escapes, he finds himself in less than friendly hands. Without the ability to draft which has defined him . . . Meanwhile, the Color Prince's army continues its inexorable advance, having swallowed two of the seven satrapies, they now invade the Blood Forest. Andross Guile, thinking his son Gavin lost, tasks his two grandsons with stopping the advance. Kip and his psychopathic half-brother Zymun will comp... View more info

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The Blood Mirror #4 Lightbringer

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2017

Seller ID: 9780356504636

ISBN: 0356504638

Condition: New


THE BLOOD MIRROR is the action-packed fourth novel in the LIGHTBRINGER series by international bestseller Brent Weeks. The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies. Gavin Guille, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken and trapped in a prison crafted by his own magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, he may not be alone. Who will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse? About the Author: Brent Weeks was born and r... View more info

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Shadow's Edge #2 Night Angel

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2011

Seller ID: 9780356500720

ISBN: 0356500721

Condition: New


Kylar has rejected the assassin's life. In the wake of the Godking's violent coup, both his master and his closest friend are dead. His friend was Logan Gyre, heir to Cenaria's throne, but few of the ruling class survive to mourn his loss. So Kylar is starting over: new city, new companions, and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might be alive, trapped and in hiding, Kylar faces an impossible choice. He could give up the way of shadows forever, and find peace with his young family. Or Kylar could succumb to his flair for destruction, the years of training, to save his friend and hi... View more info