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If you are like us and patiently waiting for the next season of The Witcher, check out these reads. Here’s hoping that they will help tide you over before the highly anticipated release day!
An angel, who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides—and who summoned a demon to kill him.
In the first book of the epic, fantasy Arrows trilogy, follow Talia as she trains to become a Herald of Valdemar. Talia was chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mythical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining. As Talia struggles to master her abilities, time is running out as conspiracy is brewing: a deadly treason could ultimately destroy the Queen and the kingdom.
In Anhk-Morpork, the blissful alcoholic oblivion of Vimes is disrupted by the arrival of Carrot, an ambitious dwarf cop who goes on an arresting spree, freeing an enormous dragon in the process.
Sigourney Rose was the only survivor when her family was massacred by colonizers. When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge. However, someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes are on her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and murderer among her peers, lest she becomes the next victim.
After her mentor mysteriously dies, a Markswoman finds herself on the run from the dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts and heads into the unforgiving desert where she befriends a disillusioned Marksman of the Order of Khur.
The world’s last gunslinger tracks a man in black towards a forbidding Dark Tower while fighting forces both mortal and other-worldly.
Destined to endure a life of ostracism and solitude as her kingdom's appointed spirit of death and destruction, Asha, a king's daughter and fierce dragon slayer, is betrothed to a cruel man who offers her a chance at freedom if she slays the realm's most formidable dragon.
They call her Traitor Kate. The title was inherited from her father after he had tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Kate works for the royal courier service since she had been cast out of the nobility. Only the fastest survive the Relay since drake and other deadly dragons come out to hunt at night. Kate is also fortunate enough to be a Wilder, born with the ability to influence the mind of animals. This sort of magic leads her into trouble as a caravan is massacred by drakes in broad daylight, and the survivor is the son of the king of Rime.
When Rin aces the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone. Nobody could believe that a war orphan from the Rooster Province could ever pass without cheating. And then, on top of it all, Rin gets accepted into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan. Targeted by her rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, she discovers that she possesses unearthly powers—shamanism—all in time for the First Poppy War.
Arrah is born into a family of powerful witch doctors but she yearns for magic of her own. She fails to read the bones, fails to read the future, and fails to call upon the ancestors. With each passing year, her mother’s disapproval of her grows. There is one thing that Arrah has never tried: trade living years for a taste of magic. The only problem is that no one knows how many years each ritual will take. Arrah is ready to make such a sacrifice.