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  • The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

    The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 79 ratings
    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...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  dystopian  war  innocent
  • Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

    Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

    Rated: 4.32 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 67 ratings
    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  royalty  innocent
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  • Secret History by Brandon Sanderson

    Secret History by Brandon Sanderson

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 39 ratings
    Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning. Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  innocent
  • Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    In his 30th year, Penric fell in love with light.Learned Penric, a sorcerer and divine of the Bastard's Order, travels across the sea to sunlit Cedonia on his first covert diplomatic mission, to attempt to secure the services of a disaffected Cedonian general for the Duke of Adria. However, nothing is as it seems...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  demons  mystery  humor
  • The Prisoner of Limnos by Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Prisoner of Limnos by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    In this sequel novella to “Mira’s Last Dance”, Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys’s mother has been taken hostage by her brother’s enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  demons  humor  suspense
  • The Physicians of Vilnoc by Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Physicians of Vilnoc by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    When a mysterious plague breaks out in the army fort guarding Vilnoc, the port capital of the duchy of Orbas, Temple sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona are called upon by General Arisaydia to resurrect Penric’s medical skills and solve its lethal riddle...
  • Mira's Last Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Mira's Last Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    In this sequel to the novella “Penric’s Mission”, the injured Penric, a Temple sorcerer and learned divine, tries to guide the betrayed General Arisaydia and his widowed sister Nikys across the last hundred miles of hostile Cedonia to safety in the Duchy of Orbas...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  demons  humor
  • Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  demons  humor
  • Penric's Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric's Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Some eight months after the events of Penric and the Shaman, Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  mystery  demons
  • Talyn: Descent by Benjamin Medrano

    Talyn: Descent by Benjamin Medrano

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Talyn’s in over her head.Talyn is finally beginning to take control of her life in a new world. Learning that her problems aren't natural is a first step, but before she can take true measures, her life takes a turn for the worse. Cast into the depths of Castra's dungeon, she survives only on the sufferance of others...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  f-f  demons
  • Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric’s Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard’s Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  demons  mystery  humor
  • The Elven Healer's Apprentice by Elisa Rae

    The Elven Healer's Apprentice by Elisa Rae

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Merlon, the king of Eldarlan’s healer, hides his soft heart beneath a prickly exterior. Despite a traumatic childhood, he strives to excel as a healer and an elf. But he gets more than he bargained for when he rescues a human woman from certain death right before being snared in the curse put on the king of Eldarlan...
  • The Sorceress Transcendent by Casey Blair

    The Sorceress Transcendent by Casey Blair

    Rated: 4.31 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 8 ratings
    When Varius, the greatest general of the Aurelian Empire, is forced to flee his homeland, there's only one person he can turn to.A powerful sorceress and once his most deadly enemy, Theira is the only combatant who's ever escaped the war between their peoples...
  • The White Spell by Lynn Kurland

    The White Spell by Lynn Kurland

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 6 ratings
    The New York Times bestselling Nine Kingdoms Saga continues in a land where light and dark magic vie, and where a reluctant hero and seemingly defenseless stable maid must join forces against an encroaching evil...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  innocent
  • Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey

    Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Arrows of the Queen in 1987, scores another hit with the paperback release of the first book in an exciting new series. High magic had been lost to Valdemar when Vanyel gave his life to save his kingdom from destruction by the dark sorceries...
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    magic  high fantasy  fantasy  dual-pov  medieval
  • The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

    The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

    Rated: 4.03 of 5 stars
    · 32 ratings
    The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  f-f
  • The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart

    The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart

    Rated: 4.04 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    The Bone Shard Daughter was hailed as "one of the best debut fantasy novels of the year" (BuzzFeed News). Now, Andrea Stewart brings us the final book in this unmissable, action-packed, magic-laced epic fantasy trilogy, The Bone Shard War. Lin Sukai has won her first victory as Emperor, but the future of the Phoenix Empire hangs in the balance – and Lin is dangerously short of allies...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  war
  • Lady Knight by L.-J. Baker

    Lady Knight by L.-J. Baker

    Rated: 3.88 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Rhiannon, outcast and female knight, seeks a cause worthy of a chivalric hero in a medieval world of magic and misogyny. Eleanor, a wealthy widow, has given up all hero of finding passionate love and her perfect knight - until she meets Rhiannon. Aveline, a powerful priestess, needs a warrior for her secret mission of starting a holy war...
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    magic  high fantasy  f-f  medieval  historical  fantasy
  • The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Rated: 3.88 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    A magnificent epic tale of devotion, possession, obsession, and strange destiny from the author of the Hugo Award-winning Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold.The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile -- and Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff must transport the body to its burial place and the accused killer, the Lady Ijada, to judgment...
  • Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set by Brandon Sanderson

    Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set by Brandon Sanderson

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 35 ratings
    The New York Times bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson...
  • Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan

    Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan

    Rated: 4.59 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Innocent [?] · 25 ratings
    NOTE: This book is also found as the second book in the Heir of Novron Omnibus. It is released separately for those who have already read Wintertide and don't want to buy that book again as part of the bundle.IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS...THE ELVES HAVE CROSSED THE NIDWALDEN. TWO THIEVES WILL DECIDE THE FUTURE. "I saw a great journey. Ten upon the road, she who wears the light will lead the way...
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    high fantasy  magic  fantasy  war  paranormal  innocent
  • The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

    The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 26 ratings
    3 volumes in one giant omnibus edition...
  • True Love Bites by Joy Demorra

    True Love Bites by Joy Demorra

    Rated: 4.80 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    In a world of dwindling hope, love has never mattered more...Captain Nathan J. Northland had no idea what to expect when he returned home to Lorehaven injured from war, but it certainly wasn't to find himself posted on an island full of vampires. An island whose local vampire dandy lord causes Nathan to feel strange things he'd never felt before. Particularly about fangs...
  • The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

    The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    TWO THIEVES WANT ANSWERS. RIYRIA IS BORN.For more than a year Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, the two thieves return to Medford but receive a very different reception --- Gwen refuses to see them...
  • From Far Away, Vol. 07 by Kyoko Hikawa

    From Far Away, Vol. 07 by Kyoko Hikawa

    Rated: 4.53 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Transported to a fantastical world of high adventure, a confused and frightened teenager discovers she holds a prophetic power that will awaken a new epoch of staggering uncertainty. But even with such infinite power, Noriko still relies on the help of her faithful companion, a wandering swordsman named Izark, to protect her...
  • Voice of Life by Melanie Cellier

    Voice of Life by Melanie Cellier

    Rated: 4.43 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    The fourth and final book in the Spoken Mage seriesIn her fourth year, Elena should be focused on final exams and graduation. Instead, her future, and the future of those she loves, depends on her ability to stop a decades-long war. Join Elena and Lucas for their final year at the Academy...
  • The Savior's Book Cafe Story in Another World, Vol. 1 by Kyouka Izumi, Oumiya

    The Savior's Book Cafe Story in Another World, Vol. 1 by Kyouka Izumi, Oumiya

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    In this charming tale, a woman gets transported to a fantasy world and pursues her own quest: opening a book cafe! When a god tells Tsukina that she is to be transported to another world to become its savior, Tsukina isn't interested. As a bookish thirty-something, she has zero desire to go on some big adventure..
  • The Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

    The Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    This discounted ebundle includes: A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of LightWitness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series.Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black...
  • Shades of Magic Boxed Set by V.E. Schwab

    Shades of Magic Boxed Set by V.E. Schwab

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once, Black. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences...
  • From Far Away, Vol. 14 by Kyoko Hikawa

    From Far Away, Vol. 14 by Kyoko Hikawa

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    After a terrorist bomb catapults her into an alternate universe full of magic and mystery, teenage Noriko finds herself the central figure in a political power struggle over a dark prophecy she's destined to fulfill, turning the man she loves into a monster that could ultimately destroy the world...
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