" A crucible of souls", by Mitchell Hogan - When young Caldan's parents are brutally slain, the boy is raised by monks who initiate him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery.

A Crucible of Souls (Book One of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence) by Mitchell Hogan, Harper Voyager, September 2015

"The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender", by Leslye Walton - 'To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel.' Pain in love is the Roux family birthright. For Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her fate. Ava traces the lives and loves of the Roux women as she tries to understand what has made her who she is and what she will become.

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"A Madness of Angels", by Kate Griffin - Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home. Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable...

"A Madness of Angels" in which Mathew Swift is resurrected, and out for revenge.

"The black tides of Heaven", by JY Yang - Mokoya and Akeha are twins, the youngest children of the ruthless Protector of the Kingdom. Their mother is engaged in a complex power struggle with the Grand Monastery and as a result both children are raised there as charges—until Mokoya begins receiving prophetic visions and the children are recalled to the palaces.

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"The bear and the nightingale", by Katherine Arden - In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift-- a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter.

The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel Katherine Arden: Jan 10 2017

"Rivers of London", by Ben Aaronovitch - Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost.

Rivers of London (PC Peter Grant, book by Ben Aaronovitch - book cover, description, publication history.

"Wyrd sisters", by Terry Pratchett - Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe.

"Wyrd sisters", by Terry Pratchett - Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe.

"Sparrow Hill Road", by Seanan McGuire - Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross--a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn't ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It's been more than sixty years since that night, and she's still sixteen, and she's still running.

"Sparrow Hill Road", by Seanan McGuire - Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross--a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn't ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It's been more than sixty years since that night, and she's still sixteen, and she's still running.

"The city of brass", by S. A. Chakraborty - Nahri has never believed in magic. On the streets of 18th century Cairo she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent, and she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by--palm readings, zars, healings--are all tricks; both a means of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons a sly and mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes.

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"Red Sister", by Mark Lawrence - At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight.

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor By Mark Lawrence Publisher: Ace 9781101988855 Expected Pages: 423 Genre: Fantasy Blurb: I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.

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