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.

Terry Brooks, The Gypsy Morph

Genesis of Shannara, book three
Orbit, 2008. 1st edition. Hardback. Hawk is trying to get the children and the elves safe.*

Terry Brooks, Bearers of the Black Staff

Legends of Shannara, book 1
Orbit, 2010. 1st edition. Hardback. The horrors of a war-ravaged world again invade a hard-won peace in Brooks's intense follow-up to 2008's The Gypsy Morph. Five hundred years have passed since Hawk led a tattered band of survivors into a valley protected by a magical barrier. Now the wall has been breached by demons. The last known Knight of the Word, Sider Ament, wields a powerful black staff that he hopes to pass to a new leader. After rescuing talented teen Trackers Panterra Qu and Prue Liss, Sider asks them to warn the Children of Hawk. Unfortunately, their council leaders don't share Sider's certainty of an impending invasion.*

Terry Brooks, The Measure of Magic

Legends of Shanara 2
Orbit, 2011. 1st edition. Hardback. Five centuries ago, a catastrophic demon war left the world in ruins. Since then, the survivors - humans, elves and other mutants - have found sanctuary in a mountain valley protected by magic. But now these protective wards have failed, and a ruthless troll army is on the brink of invasion. Sider Ament was the survivors' only hope for salvation. He was bearer of the last remaining black staff - a powerful talisman passed down through the centuries by the Knights of the Word - and the key to keeping the magic of the world in balance. But now Sider is dead. To stave off annihilation, the staff's magic must be preserved. Panterra Qu, a young Tracker gifted with the staff at Sider's death, struggles to control its power. And great sacrifices must be made - for all will pay a price if the war between the Word and the Void tips towards darkness.

Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara

Raven Books, 1977. 1st edition/2nd printing. Hardback. Illustrated in colour by the Brothers Hildebrandt. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Terry Brooks, The Scions of Shannara

Orion, 1990. 1st edition. Paperback. Antiquarian: very good condtion.

Three hundred years have passed since the events of The Wishsong of Shannara. The totalitarian Federation now controls all of the Southland; in the West, the Elves have vanished; in the East, the Dwarves are enslaved.*

Col Buchanan, Farlander

Heart of the World, book 1

Tor, 2010. 1st editon. Paperback. Uncorrected proof copy.

The Heart of the World is a land in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sasheen, ruthlessly maintains control through her Diplomats, priests trained as subtle predators.

The Mercian Free Ports are the only confederacy yet to fall. Their only land link to the southern continent, a long and narrow isthmus, is protected by the city of Bar-Khos. For ten years now, the great southern walls of Bar-Khos have been besieged by the Imperial Fourth Army.

Ash is a member of an elite group of assassins, the Rōshun - who offer protection through the threat of vendetta. Forced by his ailing health to take on an apprentice, he chooses Nico, a young man living in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. At the time, Nico is hungry, desperate, and alone in a city that finds itself teetering on the brink.

When the Holy Matriarch’s son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the Rōshun; he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. As Ash and his young apprentice set out to fulfil the Rōshun orders – their journey takes them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports . . . into bloodshed and death. *

Lolah Burford, The Vision of Stephen

Ace, 1979. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. "He is the son of a king, heir to a warrior people. But when a net woven of love, intrigue and loyalty closes around him, neither his lineage nor his spirit can keep him from the grim fate decreed for traitors." Antiquarian: fine condition.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Folio Society, 2006. 1st edition. Hardback. In slipcase. Facsimile reprint of the 1911 edition, with the original illustrations by Charles Robinson. A girl discovers a forgotten and locked garden.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Return of Tarzan

Penguin, 2008. 1st edition thus. Paperback.

The second novel in the Tarzan series opens with the aristocratic ape man aboard an ocean liner en route from New York to Europe, on which he has encounters with Russian spies, French counts, and beautiful women. Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis. It was a city of hideous men -- and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar . . . *

Trudi Canavan, The Ambassador's Mission

Book One of the Traitor Spy Trilogy
Orbit, 2011. 1st edition. Paperback. Sonea, former street urchin, now a Black Magician of Kyralia, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, a land still ruled by cruel black magicians. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever, and besides, her old friend Cery needs her help. Most of his family has been murdered - the latest in a long line of assassinations to plague the leading Thieves. There has always been rivalry, but lately it seems the Thieves have been waging a deadly underworld war, and now it appears they have been doing so with magical assistance . . . *

Trudi Canavan, The Rogue

Book Two of the Traitor Spy trilogy
Orbit, 2013. Paperback.

Kyralia is facing threats at home and abroad, as a rogue killer stalks its capital's streets, while the neighbouring kingdom of Sachaka is breeding a rebellion that could destabilise the entire region.

High Lord Akkarin and Sonea's son Lorkin has a legacy of heroism to live up to, but despite his good intentions, his incarceration in Sachaka's rebel traitor stronghold could destroy the tenuous peace between the two countries. Angered by Lorkin's seeming defection the Sachakans blame the Kyralian ambassador, Danny--and they are a savage people when roused.

And back home, in the University, two young novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy comes from within . . .*

Trudi Canavan, The Traitor Queen

The Traitor Spy, book 3
Orbit, 2013. Paperback. Lorkin returns to Sachaka to broker a deal with the traitors.*

Orson Scott Card, The Crystal City

The Tales of Alvin Maker, 6
New York, 2003. Advanced Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Orson Scott Card, Rode Profeet - signed

Signed and inscribed by Orson Scott Card

Meulenhoff, 1990. 1st edition. Paperback. Dutch translation of Red Prophet, the Second Life of Alvin Maker. Signed. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine a bit faded, pages browned).*

C. Robert Cargill, Queen of the Dark Things

Gollancz, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

Compared by many to Neil Gaiman but also praised for establishing his own unique, powerful yet warm voice, C. Robert Cargill has now moved his brilliant contemporary fantasy into a new world, a new mythology.

Two boys, spirited away into a dark world of myth and folklore that has lived, grown and changed alongside our world, have grown into men and now make their way. But faerie has not forgotten them, it never could, they wield too much power, too much hinges on them, so it reaches out again.*