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Golden Son

Author: Pierce Brown

Part of a series: Red Rising

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (2015)

Darrow is a rebel forged by tragedy. For years he and his fellow Reds worked the mines, toiling to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. They were, they believed, mankind's last hope. Until Darrow discovered that it was all a lie, and that the Red were nothing more than unwitting slaves to an elitist ruling class, the Golds, who had been living on Mars in luxury for generations.

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Guardians Of The West

Author: David Eddings

Part of a series: The Malloreon

Publisher: Corgi (1987)

Warned by the prophecy that a new and greater danger threatens the lands of the west, Garion, Belgarath and Polgara must begin another quest to save the lands from great evil. Three years have passed since Garion's killing of the evil god Torak and his marriage to Ce'Nedra. He is now Overlord of the West, slowly learning how to cope with the duties of a king and to overcome the difficulties within his marriage. When the Orb of Aldur warns Garion to 'Beware Zandramas!' the Voice of Prophecy reveals that somewhere in the unknown land of the East the Dark Prophecy still exists and that great new dangers threaten. While Belgarath and Garion seek to uncover the nature of this threat, Garion's baby son is kidnapped. All evidence points to the loathsome Bear-cult, which has gained power once more, and Garion leads an army bent on its destruction. But there are even more sinister forces at work, and Garion and his followers must look towards the malign and mysterious evil of Zandramas. Their quest must begin again. Thus begins Book One of The Malloreon.

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Guards! Guards!

Author: Terry Pratchett

Part of a series: Discworld

Publisher: Gollancz (1989)

The latest in Terry Pratchett's series about the fantasy Discworld. The world's main city is under attack from a giant fire-breathing dragon and Captain Vimes is assigned to capture it.

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Gulliver Of Mars

Author: Edwin L Arnold

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Gulliver of Mars is the tale of Lieutenant Gulliver Jones of the United States Navy who magically appears on Mars. In a fortunate incident he manages to save the life of Martian Princess Heru who sticks with him, as his quick return to Earth is not possible. Gulliver learns a lot about the culture of Martian society as they get through many adventures, going down a River of Death.

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Half Wild

Author: Sally Green

Part of a series: Half Life

Publisher: Penguin Books (2015)

Half Wild is the sequel to Half Bad and is the second book in the Half Life trilogy. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he's on the run--but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

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Heir Of Fire

Author: Sarah J Maas

Part of a series: Throne of Glass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (2014)

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien's only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan's Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King's Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan's biggest threat - and his own toughest enemy.

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Hogfather

Author: Terry Pratchett

Part of a series: Discworld

Publisher: Gollancz (1996)

The Auditors, who want people to stop believing in things that aren't real, have hired an assassin to eliminate the Hogfather. (You know him: red robe, white beard, says, "Ho, ho, ho!") Their evil plot will destroy the Discworld unless someone covers for him. So someone does. Well, at least Death tries. He wears the costume and rides the sleigh drawn by four jolly pigs: Gouger, Tusker, Rooter, and Snouter. He even comes down chimneys. But he takes things literally. He gives children whatever they wish for and appears in person at Crumley's in The Maul...

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Honoured Enemy

Authors: Raymond E Feist, William R Forstchen

Part of a series: Riftwar Legacy

Publisher: Voyager (2002)

Hartraft’s Marauders, a crack band of Kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to infiltrate and fight behind enemy lines. They are currently heading for a frontier garrison, after a disastrous encounter with the Tsurani. Meanwhile, a Tsurani patrol is sent to support an assault on the same garrison. Both sides arrive at the same time and discover the garrison has been overrun by a migrating horde of moredhel (dark elves) and they are forced by circumstances to band together and fight as one unit to survive. The only problem is, who do they hate the most – their mutual enemy, or each other? As they make their way across the unknown Northlands to freedom, they have to struggle not only with the elements and their enemies, but also their conscience. For what is more important – one’s life or one’s honour?

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Hystopia

Author: David Means

Publisher: Faber & Faber (2016)

At the bitter end of the 1960s, after surviving multiple assassination attempts, President John F. Kennedy has created a vast federal agency, the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation's mental hygiene by any means necessary. Soldiers returning from Vietnam have their battlefield traumas "enfolded"-wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy-while veterans too damaged to be enfolded roam at will in Michigan, evading the Psych Corps and reenacting atrocities on civilians.

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Imaginary Friends

Author: Philip Pullman

Part of a series: Deamon voices

Publisher: David Fickling Books (2017)

‘Imaginary Friends’, an essay on stories and the childhood imagination, is taken from Philip Pullman’s forthcoming collection, Dæmon Voices. All the essays in the collection focus on storytelling. Warm, funny and entertaining, they discuss Philip’s own stories, the craft of writing, other storytellers and the importance of stories in our culture. Taken together, they offer a lively personal exploration of storytelling by one of the world’s great storytellers.

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