Les Sœurs du feu
Author: Kim Wilkins
On dit de Bluebell, princesse guerrière aux multiples cicatrices et héritière du trône de son père, que personne ne peut la tuer. Lorsqu’elle entend parler d’une épée spécialement forgée pour l’assassiner par le redoutable roi Corbeau Hakon, elle décide de partir à sa recherche plutôt que d’attendre que l’arme vienne à elle. L’épée serait en possession d’une de ses quatre sœurs cadettes, mais laquelle ? Celles-ci étant dispersées dans tout le royaume, Bluebell se met en route. Depuis les côtes sauvages et escarpées jusqu’aux montagnes de granit du royaume, de ses ports grouillant d’activité à ses cités fantômes, de ses opulents châteaux à ses forêts primitives... cette histoire est celle de cinq sœurs dont les choix causeront l’essor ou la chute d’empires entiers. « Kim Wilkins mêle avec talent Fantasy et détails historiques saisissants pour créer un roman unique en son genre. » - Publishers Weekly « Wilkins imagine un monde magnifique, authentique et très riche. » - Kirkus Review « Une intrigue politique à la hauteur de Game of Thrones... Tout comme chez George R. R. Martin, les personnages sont prêts à tout pour monter sur le trône. » - Fantasy Faction « Wilkins confirme son talent grandissant pour la création de mondes légendaires saisissants de réalisme. » - Canberra Times
Five very different sisters team up against their stepbrother to save their kingdom in this Norse-flavored fantasy epic—the start of a new series in the tradition of Naomi Novik, Peter V. Brett, and Robin Hobb. FIVE ROYAL SISTERS. ONE CROWN. They are the daughters of a king. Though they share the same royal blood, they could not be more different. Bluebell is a proud warrior, stronger than any man and with an ironclad heart to match. Rose’s heart is all too passionate: She is the queen of a neighboring kingdom who is risking everything for a forbidden love. Ash is discovering a dangerous talent for magic that might be a gift—or a curse. And then there are the twins—vain Ivy, who lives for admiration, and zealous Willow, who lives for the gods. But when their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, these five sisters must embark on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light. Because if this royal family breaks, it could destroy the kingdom.
Soul of the Fire
Author: Terry Goodkind
Richard and Kahlan are finally married and enjoying their wedding night back in the Spirit House in the Village of the Mud People. Soon, sudden and unexplainable deaths begin to occur, and Richard comes to the conclusion that when Kahlan called forth the Chimes in order to save him, they remained free, causing havoc. Zedd sends Richard and Kahlan off to the Wizard’s Keep in Aydindril to get a special bottle that contains a spell that will stop the threat. While en-route, Richard, Kahlan, and their Mord-Sith protector Cara are sidetracked into dealing with the people of Anderith, who have a powerful weapon of mass destruction called the Dominie Dirtch. They find that the leadership of Anderith wishes to surrender to the Imperial Order rather than surrender to the D’Haran Empire. As Richard tries his best to convince the people of Anderith of the danger the Imperial Order poses, he becomes firmly convinced that the Chimes are loose.
From servants' quarters to master's bedroom! Meg eloped to escape her reverend father's iron rule. Now widowed, she's desperate to return to her sisters. When Major Brandon is left unconscious on the Bordeaux docks, Meg grabs her chance—posing as his wife, she boards a ship to England. Meg might have saved his life, but does she have to be so bossy—or downright irresistible? Years of killing weighing heavily on his soul, Ross has nothing to offer as a husband, but he can make Meg his housekeeper—with access to the master's bedroom!
Author: James Clemens
Publisher: Del Rey
On a fateful night five centuries ago, three mages made a desperate last stand, sacrificing everything to preserve the only hope of goodness in the beautiful, doomed land of Alasea. Now, on the anniversary of that ominous night, a girl-child ripens into the heritage of lost power. But before she can even comprehend her terrible new gift, the Dark Lord dispatches his winged monsters to capture her and bring him the embryonic magic she embodies. Fleeing the minions of darkness, Elena is swept toward certain doom--and into the company of unexpected allies. There she forms a band of the hunted and the cursed, the outcasts and the outlaws, to battle the unstoppable forces of evil and rescue a once-glorious empire . . . From the Paperback edition.
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Penguin UK
Romance, magic and an age-old prophecy - the first novel in a stunning new paranormal young adult series. Born Wicked is to witches what Twilight is to vampires! Our mother was a witch too, but she hid it better. I miss her. To me, the magic feels like a curse. According to the Brothers, it's devil-sent. Women who can do magic-they're either mad or wicked. So I will do everything in my power to protect myself and my sisters. Even if it means giving up my life - and my true love. Because if the Brothers discover our secret, we're destined for the asylum, or prison . . . or death. Praise for BORN WICKED: 'A tale so captivating, you don't want it to end' - Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series Jessica Spotswood is a debut US author. She grew up in a tiny one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania. Now she lives in a gentrifying hipster neighbourhood in Washington, D.C. with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey. She's never happier than when she's immersed in a good story, and swoony kissing scenes are her favourite. Born Wicked is her debut novel for teens. Check out the stunning trailer here www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZztqxA58iw @jessica_shea www.jessicaspotswood.com
The Crown Of Rowan
Author: Kim Wilkins
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
The prequel The Crown of Rowan introduces the compelling and magical world within Daughters of the Storm, the new full–length novel from award–winning fantasy writer Kim Wilkins, publishing 1 November 2014. There are seven kings in Thrysland. My father is one of them, and my husband is another. In my belly, perhaps, I carry a third. Rose is the beautiful unhappily married daughter of a king and she has a secret to keep, not just from her husband but from her sisters – fierce warrior Bluebell, and Ash, a seer in possession of great but unknown powers. But larger events are afoot in Thrysland. The country is plunged into war with merciless raiders; religious zealots are at work on Rose's husband, King Wengest, and more than that, there is a dark and deep magic at work throughout the land that threatens them all... Praise for Kim Wilkins “Wilkins is one of Australia's most assured and interesting storytellers.” Aurealis “... superb world building ... intriguing, genuine, rich.” Kirkus Review “Rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.” Publishers Weekly “One of the most gifted and versatile writers Australia has ever produced.” Kate Forsyth “Clever, sexy, witty, and very, very creepy” Good Reading
The pulse-quickening, heart-breaking, devastatingly powerful follow-up to Infinite Days. Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human - and a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny - wherever that may lead...
City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.
The Secret Fire
Author: C. J. Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
A battle against fate. A race against time. Taylor Montclair is a regular girl from the quiet backwater of Woodbury, England. Sacha Winters is a darkly mysterious boy from the City of Lights - Paris, France. While Taylor's focussed on her dream of attending Oxford University, school couldn't be further from Sacha's mind . . . Sacha knows exactly when he's going to die. Because he's done it before. On the appointed day, Sacha's time will run out. And his death will fulfil an ancient destiny that could unleash chaos and catastrophe. Taylor is the only person who can save him. Neither of them knows that yet. Because they haven't even met. Hundreds of miles and a body of water separate them. Deadly forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. They have eight weeks to find each other and unravel an ancient web of mystery and danger. The clock starts NOW.
West End Girls
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Hachette UK
The streets of London are the perfect place to discover your dreams . . . They may be twin sisters, but Lizzie and Penny Berry are complete opposites - Penny is blonde, thin and outrageous; Lizzie is quiet, thoughtful and, well, definitely not thin. But they both share a desperate desire to DO something with their lives. When, out of the blue, they learn they have a grandmother living in Chelsea, who asks them to flat-sit her King's Road pad while she is in hospital, the girls' ambitions finally seem to be falling into place. But, as they soon discover, it's not easy to become an It Girl, and west end boys aren't at all like Hugh Grant . . .
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Coal mines have become rare, but the miners of Germinal are immortal. This new edition of the novel, with a translation by Raymond MacKenzie, is an exquisite tribute to their work, their misery and their eventual revolt. In his introduction, David Baguley--one of the most respected authorities on the work of Zola--brilliantly illuminates the genetic, historical and aesthetic aspects of the novel. His lucid, sensitive and critical gaze highlights the real secrets of the work: its underlying anthropological and social investigation, the dark power of the tragic imagination and the brightness of symbolic and mythic intuitions. --Henri Mitterand, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
Author: Marie Brennan
When a witch is born, a doppelganger is created. For the witch to master her powers, the twin must be killed. Until now... Created by the merging of witch and doppelganger, Mirei is a unique being. Her extraordinary magic makes her the most poweful witch alive -- and a notorious social outcast. While Satomi, the leader of the witches' ruling Primes, hails Mirei as a miracle, rival Primes proclaim that Mirei is an evil abomination...and that those who champion her must be destroyed. Now the different witch factions engage in a bloody war with magic, treachery, and murder. But both sides may be fighting for nothing. For the power that the rebel Primes fear, the magic that Mirei alone possesses, is killing her.