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Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged

The First Law: Book Two
Gollancz, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback. Inquisitor Glokta goes to the besieged city Dagoska to find out what happened to his predecessor.

Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

The First Law: Book Three

Gollancz, 2008. 1st edition. Paperback.

"Last Argument of Kings delivers exactly what this trilogy needed: a no-holds-barred war story in which secrets are exposed, mysteries are explained and the author resolutely refuses to pull any punches. The ending is superb, particularly the tremendously satisfying epilogue and the final scene. Last Argument of Kings is a more than worthy conclusion to this trilogy."*

Joe Abercrombie, Half the World

The Shattered Sea, book 2

Harper, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback.

Thorn Bathu was born to fight. But when she kills a boy in the training square she finds herself named a murderer.

Fate places her life in the hands of the deep-cunning Father Yarvi as he sets out to cross half the world in search of allies against the ruthless High King.

Beside her is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill. A failure in her eyes and his own, the voyage is his last chance at redemption.*

Joe Abercrombie, A Little Hatred

The Age of Madness, book 1

Gollancz, 2019. 1st edition. Paperback.

The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments.

Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.

The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another . . .*

Joe Abercrombie, The Trouble With Peace

The Age of Madness, book 2

Gollancz, 2020. 1st edition. Paperback.

Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion.
Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . .

Savine dan Glokta, once Adua's most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way.

For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye . . . before it kills her.

Unrest worms into every layer of society. The Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, and his debts, to multiply.

The old ways are swept aside, and the old leaders with them, but those who would seize the reins of power will find no alliance, no friendship, and no peace, lasts forever.*

T.R. Adams, The Flintstones

A Modern Stone Age Phenomenon

Turner, 1994. 1st editon. Hardback. Book on the history of the cartoon series. Antiquarian: as new.*

Kevin J. Anderson, The Edge of the World

Book Oneof Terra Incognita
Orbit, 2010. 1st edition. Paperback. After generations of friction, the leaders of two lands meet in the holy city of Ishalem to bring an end to the bloodshed and to divide the world between them. Sadly, this new spirit of fellowship is short-lived. A single tragic accident destroys, in minutes, the peace that took years to build. The world is once more cast into the fires of war - and this time the flames may burn until nothing remains. From the highest lord to the lowest servant, no man or woman will be unchanged by the conflict. But while war rages across both continents, a great quest will defy storms and sea serpents to venture beyond the horizon, where no maps exist - to search for a land out of legend. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave and the mad who are willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown. Even unto the edge of the world . .*

Kevin J. Anderson, The Map of All Things

Book Two of Terra Incognita
Orbit, 2011. 1st edition. Paperback. After terrible atrocities by both sides, the series of skirmishes between Tierra and Uraba has spread and intensified, erupting into a full-blown crusade and irreparably dividing the known world. Now that the Uraban leader, Soldan-Shah Omra, has captured the ruined city of Ishalem, his construction teams discover a priceless ancient map that can guide brave explorers to the mysterious Key to Creation. Omra dispatches his adoptive son Saan to sail east across the uncharted Middlesea on a quest to find the Key. In Tierra, Captain Criston Vora sets out to find the fabled land of Terravitae. But Criston cannot forget his previous voyage that ended in shipwreck and disaster, and the loss of his beloved wife Adrea, who - unbeknownst to him - fights to survive palace intrigues and constant threats against her life in far-off Uraba. For Adrea is now the wife of the soldan-shah - the sworn enemy of Tierra ... *

Kevin J. Anderson, The Key to Creation

Book Three of Terra Incognita
Orbit, 2011. 1st edition. Trade paperback. After long voyages, encountering hurricanes and sea monsters, Criston Vora from Tierra and Saan of Uraba race to the legendary promised land of Terravitae. Saan's quest is to find the Key to Creation, a weapon that may defeat Uraba's enemies, and Criston wants vengeance against the monstrous Leviathan that ruined his life long ago. Back home, two opposing continents and religions clash for the remnants of a sacred city, unleashing their hatred in a war that could end both civilisations. Queen Anjine and Soldan-Shah Omra are driven by mutual loathing, heaping atrocity upon atrocity in an escalating conflict that only their gods can end. And amidst the carnage, the secretive Saedrans follow their own agenda, manipulating both sides with the ultimate goal of completing the Map of All Things, which will bring about the return of the world's Creator. *

Ariel. The Book of Fantasy 3

Ariel, 1978. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated stories by Frank Herbert, Michael Moorcock, Roger Zelazny and others. Antiquarian: very good condition.

Jean Auel, The Mammoth Hunters

Earth's Children 3
Crown, 1985. Hardback. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Alison Baird, The Stone of the Stars

The Dragon Throne 1
Aspect, 2004. Pursued by fanatic warriors four travelers journey to a long-vanished mystical isle where humans once dwelt alongside dragons. 1st edition. Paperback.

Alison Baird, The Empire of the Stars

The Dragon Throne 2
Aspect, 2004. Mad tyrant Khalazar enters into an holy alliance with the Dragon Prince to attack Arainia. 1st edition. Paperback.

Alison Baird, The Archeons of the Stars

The Dragon Throne 3
Aspect, 2005. The Tryna Lia, the chosen one, must face the full might of the evil god Valdur. 1st edition. Paperback.

Josiah Bancroft, Arm of the Sphinx

The Books of Babel 2

Orbit, 2018. 1st edition. Paperback. Antiquarian: very good condition (small tear in the back cover).

Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship as the hunt for his lost wife continues. But the Tower of Babel is proving to be as difficult to re-enter as it was to escape.

Hopeless and desolate, they turn to a legend of the tower, the mysterious Sphinx. But help from the sphinx doesn't come cheaply and, as Senlin knows, debts aren't always what they seem in the Tower of Babel.*

James Barclay, Cry of the Newborn

The Ascendants of Estorea: book one
Orion, 2006. 1st edition. Paperback. In a Roman type empire magic is introduced with the birth of 4 children. New, but with some bumps.

Clive Barker, Tapping the Vein 2

Titan Books, 1989. Two stories by Barker turned into a comic strip. 1st edition. Paperback.

Jorge Luis Borges (ed.), The Book of Fantasy

Xanadu, 1988. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Collection of fantasy stories through the ages. With an introduction by Ursula leGuin. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Anthony Boucher, The Best from Fantasy and SF

8th Series
Ace, 1959. A collection of short stories, from C.S. Lewis, Poul Anderson, Alfred Bester and others. 1st edition. Paperback. Antiquarian: good condition (rubber stamps on first flyleaf).

Ben Bova and Gordon R. Dickson, Gremlins Go Home

Tor, 1983. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. Comical stories of how gremlins hijack a spacerocket. Antiquarian: good condition.

Leigh Brackett, The Ginger Star

Ballantine, 1974. 1st edition. Paperback. Eric John Stark goes to Skaith to find his friend Simon Ashton. Antiquarian: very good condition (stamps on flyleaf).

Leigh Brackett, The Hounds of Skaith

Ballantine, 1974. 1st edition. Paperback. Sequel to The Ginger Star of Stark's adventures on Skaith. Antiquarian: good condition (stamps on first flyleaf).

Marion Zimmer Bradley, Night's Daughter

Sphere, 1985. Bradley's adaptation of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. 1st edition. Pocket. Antiquarian: good condition.

Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Forest House

ROC, 2007. 1st edition thus. Paperback. The prequel to The Mists of Avalon.

Terry Brooks, The Tangle Box

A Magic Kingdom of Landover novel
Legend, 1994. 1st edition. Hardback. Antiquarian: fine condition.