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Book Cover Image. Title: The Book of Ballads, Author: Charles  Vess

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The Book of Ballads
Charles Vess

Accompanied by the marvelously detailed illustrations of Charles Vess, the centuries-old Anglo-Irish folktales preserved in this stunning book have been gloriously interpreted by distinguished storytellers like Sharyn McCrumb, Charles de Lint, and Neil Gaiman, whose retelling of "The False Knight on the Road" is a haunting standout. This collection is a true treasure to be passed down for generations to come.

Book Cover Image. Title: The Return of Nightfall, Author: Mickey Zucker Reichert

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The Return of Nightfall
Mickey Zucker Reichert

After more than a decade, the mythical assassin of Mickey Zucker Reichert's The Legend of Nightfall is back! Thief, swordsman, and alleged demon, Nightfall faces his biggest challenge yet when his king is kidnapped and presumed dead. The return of Nightfall -- one of the most beloved characters ever to have burst upon the scene -- was rightly heralded as one this year’s biggest moments in Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Book Cover Image. Title: Cally's War, Author: John  Ringo

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Cally's War
John Ringo

In this new series from veteran yarn spinner John Ringo, Cally O'Neal -- the little girl from the bestselling Legacy of the Aldenata novels -- has grown up into the world's deadliest (and sexiest!) assassin. Ringo’s been lauded as “one of the best new practitioners of military science fiction,” and after reading a couple pages of Cally’s War you’ll certainly see why.

Book Cover Image. Title: The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition, Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Lord of the Rings
50th Anniversary Edition
J. R. R. Tolkien

Come celebrate 50 years of magic with this one-of-a-kind volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterwork fantasy series. Slipcased with two beautifully designed fold-out maps and Smythe sewn gilded pages, this gorgeously packaged commemorative edition -- like Tolkien’s saga itself -- is a work of pure craftsmanship.

Book Cover Image. Title: Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon, Author: Diana L. Paxson


Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon
Diana L. Paxson

Torchbearer to the late Marion Zimmer Bradley and acclaimed fantasy author in her own right, Diana L. Paxson continues Bradley's beloved Arthurian saga (The Mists of Avalon, The Forest House, Lady of Avalon, et al.) with this thrilling prequel centered on Avalon's ancient ancestors. While most adaptations miss the mark, this one proves that Paxson, a close personal friend of Bradley's, is the rightful heir to Avalon.

Book Cover Image. Title: To Light A Candle (Obsidian Trilogy #2), Author: Mercedes  Lackey


To Light A Candle (Obsidian Trilogy #2)
Mercedes Lackey

When sci-fi superstars Lackey and Mallory joined forces last year to create the spellbinding hit The Outstretched Shadow, we knew this was a force to be reckoned with. Now the second volume in the Obsidian Trilogy has arrived; and it, too, is terrifically rife with action, as the Demon Queen calls on her hellish horde to destroy both humans and elves alike.

Book Cover Image. Title: The Runes of the Earth, Author: Stephen R. Donaldson


The Runes of the Earth
Stephen R. Donaldson

“I don’t think books like this come along more than a few times in a lifetime,” raved Marion Zimmer Bradley about this epic saga. Thankfully, after a more-than-20-year hiatus, Stephen R. Donaldson continues his New York Times bestselling series, Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, with this first of four concluding novels.