Fantasy

 

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June 2019

 

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

DB 93246

Read by Vikas Adam. Reading time: 10 hours, 25 minutes.

A sustainable floating city, located in the Arctic Circle, begins to experience heightened levels of disease, crime, and corruption. A woman riding an orca arrives and unites the city's factions. If they band together, they may be able to save the city from crumbling. Unrated. 2018.

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

DB 92506

Read by Eric Shaw Quinn. Reading time: 8 hours, 51 minutes.

Prince Lestat relates the story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became the true ruler of the vampire world. His rival was the mysterious outcast Rhoshamandes, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha. Vampire chronicles series, book 13. Unrated. 2018.

Blood Fury by J. R. Ward

DB 90169

Read by Jim Frangione. Reading time: 13 hours, 13 minutes.

Peyton is an aristocratic vampire whose mistake endangers the life of one of his fellow trainees in the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Novo. While Novo recovers, Peyton finds himself attracted to her, but she has a tragedy in her past and rejects him for someone less wild. Black Dagger Legacy series, book 3. Unrated. 2018. 

Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden

DB 91154

Read by Joe Peck. Reading time: 17 hours, 3 minutes.

In the kingdom of Quandis, the royals are slaves to the gods, but lead luxurious lives served by the Bajumen. Princess Phela is determined to seize the magic of the gods for herself, risking insanity. The Bajumen, meanwhile, want to overthrow their rulers. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Circe by Madeline Miller

DB 90711

Read by Perdita Weeks. Reading time: 12 hours, 11 minutes.

Circe grows up in the court of her father, the sun god Helios. Despised by her parents and others, she falls in love with a mortal who shuns her. When she takes revenge, she is banished. Those who wish her and others harm are transformed into pigs. Unrated. 2018.

Eternal Life by Dara Horn

DB 90473

Read by Elisabeth Rodgers. Reading time: 8 hours, 56 minutes.

Rachel made a deal 2,000 years ago that means she cannot die, outliving dozens of the families she has built over the centuries. Now, as immortality technologies are being developed for all of humanity, Rachel wants to find a way to finally die. Unrated. 2018.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

DB 84054

Read by Cynthia Hopkins. Reading time: 4 hours, 47 minutes.

BR 22541; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2.

What happens to children after they return from adventures in magical lands? Sometimes when they cannot cope with the real world, they end up at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. Nancy is a new arrival, trying to fit in, when a killer strikes. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Fall of Gondolin by J. R. R. Tolkien

DB 92472

Read by George Holmes. Reading time: 10 hours, 18 minutes.

BR 22395; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

Tuor is sent to Gondolin by the god Ulmo, only to fall in love with the elf king's daughter, Idril. Their bliss is shattered when the evil Morgoth sends an army to destroy Gondolin. This previously unpublished Middle-earth tale was edited by the author's son Christopher. Bestseller. 2018.

Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) by George R. R. Martin

DB 92991

Read by Simon Vance. Reading time: 26 hours, 26 minutes.

The first of a projected two-volume history of the world of Westeros, set hundreds of years before the events of A Game of Thrones (DB  45742), focuses on House Targaryen, the dragonlords from Valyria who ruled Westeros for generations. Unrated. 2018.

High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning

DB 90611

Read by Teresa Willis. Reading time: 14 hours, 14 minutes.

As a child, Dani was trained as a killer, but she now protects the city of Dublin. With the immortal Ryodan at her side, Dani again battles to save the world, but her past comes back to haunt her. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories by N. K. Jemisin

DB 93236

Read by Je Nie Fleming. Reading time: 14 hours, 13 minutes.

Short science fiction and fantasy stories examining modern society from the award-winning author. Dragons and spirits haunt New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A parallel universe observes reality's mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow south must save her daughter from the fey. Unrated. 2018.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

DB 90183

Read by Mark Meadows. Reading time: 10 hours, 4 minutes.

Tom Hazard has a rare condition that has allowed him to live for centuries. Seeking a regular life, he takes a job as a high school teacher in London, but a fellow teacher tempts him to break his only rule: don't fall in love. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle

DB 89329

Read by John Lescault. Reading time: 3 hours, 50 minutes.

BR 22066; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2.

In Southern Italy, misanthropic farmer Claudio Bianchi has little company besides his animals and his poetry. When a pregnant unicorn appears on his farm, Claudio's life changes forever. Trying to protect this magical creature opens his eyes to new possibilities. Some strong language. 2017

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

DB 91995

Read by Eva Wilhelm. Reading time: 11 hours, 54 minutes.

Hugh d'Ambray was once the loyal servant of the god-like Roland, but now he and his Iron Dog soldiers are on their own. He needs an alliance, and his best chance is to wed Elara, a woman with mysterious magic. Iron Covenant series, book 1. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston

DB 92670

Read by Marisa Calin. Reading time: 12 hours, 45 minutes.

Xanthe and her mother leave London to get a fresh start and open an antique store. Xanthe has always had the ability to touch something and sense its history. Drawn to a silver chatelaine, Xanthe touches it and is transported back to the seventeenth century. Unrated. 2018.

The Mortal Word: An Invisible Library Novel by Genevieve Cogman

DB 93536

Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 13 hours, 18 minutes.

Librarian Irene Winters travels through the multiverse rescuing rare books. When one of the attendees of a peace conference between the dragons and the fae is murdered, Irene and her colleague Peregrine Vale investigate in Belle époque Paris. Invisible Library series, book 5. Some violence. 2018.

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

DB 93974

Read by Adjoa Andoh. Reading time: 12 hours, 4 minutes.

For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven, whose power is sustained by the blood of the Raven's Lease, a human ruler. Now the Raven's power is weakening, invaders are approaching, and a usurper has seized the throne. Unrated. 2019.

The Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone

DB 85996

Read by Catherine Byers. Reading time: 16 hours, 54 minutes.

BR 22353; 6 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. Volume 5. Volume 6.

When priestess Kai Pohala arrives in the city of Agdel Lex, she has plenty of meetings planned with the locals to try to broker a deal for her goddess. Soon, however, she is drawn into her sister Ley's shady dealings. Meanwhile, Ley goes on the run. Craft Sequence series, book 6. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

Scourged by Kevin Hearne

DB 90790

Read by Luke Daniels. Reading time: 8 hours, 59 minutes.

Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, allying themselves with dark forces from other pantheons to destroy the Earth. Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will need allies if he is going to survive and save the world. Iron Druid series, book 9. Unrated. 2018.

Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton

DB 91855

Read by Kimberly Alexis. Reading time: 15 hours, 24 minutes.

Vampire hunter Anita Blake travels to a Florida island for a friend's wedding, hoping to relax with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. While there, Micah discovers a horrific new form of lycanthropy and women start disappearing from the hotel, leaving Anita's lovers the prime suspects.Anita Blake series, book 26. Unrated. 2018.

Siege of Stone: Sister of Darkness, the Nicci Chronicles, Volume III by Terry Goodkind

DB 93677

Read by Jon Huffman. Reading time: 23 hours, 2 minutes.

Sorceress Nicci, wizard Nathan, and swordsman Bannon remain in Ildakar after the revolt that freed the city's slaves. A retreating wizard let loose an army of half-stone soldiers from the ancient past, leaving the three to help the city survive an unbreakable siege. Nicci Chronicles series, book 3. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Skaar Invasion by Terry Brooks

DB 91671

Read by Simon Vance. Reading time: 12 hours, 44 minutes.

The Four Lands are under siege. Dar Leah, once the High Druid's Blade, has fought the leader of the invaders before and believes the only hope rests in the hands of Druid Drisker Arc--currently trapped inside vanished Paranor. Sequel to The Black Elfstone (DB  88204). Fall of Shannara series, book 2. Unrated. 2018.

Sleeping Beauties: A Novel by Stephen King

DB 89381

Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time: 24 hours, 29 minutes.

LP033091; 917 p.

A sleeping sickness is spreading around the world, affecting only women. If anyone tries to wake the sleepers, they become feral. Only one woman, Eve Black, is immune to the disease, as the men of the world split into warring factions. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Spinning Silver: A Novel by Naomi Novik

DB 91647

Read by Lisa Flanagan. Reading time: 17 hours, 58 minutes.

BR 22418; 6 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. Volume 5. Volume 6.

When her moneylender father can no longer collect his debts, Miryem takes over and earns a reputation of being able to turn silver into gold. This draws the attention of the icy Staryk people, whose king sets her an impossible task. Luckily she finds some unexpected allies. 2018.

Starless by Jacqueline Carey

DB 91536

Read by Caitlin Davies. Reading time: 21 hours, 46 minutes.

Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth, but there is a secret that has been withheld from him. If he is to keep Zariya alive, Khai's hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers. Unrated. 2018.

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard

DB 92661

Read by Kevin Kenerly. Reading time: 7 hours, 23 minutes.

BR 22464; 3 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3.

Johnny Ribkins comes from an African American family with unusual superpowers. They try to use their talents for good, but Johnny and his brother eventually turn to burglary. Years later, Johnny needs to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or he's dead. Strong language. 2017.

Time's Convert by Deborah E. Harkness

DB 92270

Read by Saskia Maarleveld. Reading time: 15 hours, 49 minutes.

In the present day, human Phoebe is about to become a vampire. Her lover Marcus looks back on his own transition to immortality. He was a young surgeon on the battlefields of the American Revolution when a vampire named Matthew changed him and became his mentor. All Souls Trilogy series, book 1. Some strong language, some violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

DB 92415

Read by Jeremy Arthur. Reading time: 13 hours.

BR 22496; 5 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. Volume 5.

Victor, having died and been resurrected by Sydney after the events of Vicious (DB  78312), is trying to stay under the radar and figure out what effect his death has had on his superpowers. Some violence and some strong language. Villains, book 2. 2018.

Vox by Christina Dalcher

DB 92260

Read by Julia Whelan. Reading time: 9 hours, 29 minutes.

LP033378; 491 p.

In an alternate America, the government has decreed that women may not speak more than one hundred words a day. Soon, women are unable to hold jobs, girls are not taught to read or write, and more. Dr. Jean McClellan must fight for herself, her daughter, and every silenced woman. Violence, some descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2018.

Wild Country by Anne Bishop

DB 94114

Read by Alexandra Harris. Reading time: 18 hours.

In Bennett, a town on the edge of the wild country where the human population was annihilated, humans and Others are attempting to build a new community together. This already difficult task is made more dangerous when a human clan of grifters targets Bennett. Novel of the Others series, book 7. Unrated. 2019.