Really worth reading. If you can imagine reading Neal Stephenson - before anyone much had heard of him and mix it with Good Omens - this might be that novel. ~ Megan on Amazon
On the threshold of womanhood. . .
Tharcia in her quest to contact her deceased mother is swept into dark energies of the occult, and from there into a mind-mazing interplay of the Military, the Akashic Record, and Big Data.
Next History by Lee Baldwin is a grown-up fantasy that arises from a central question: What would tomorrow be like if we knew our creation story as it really was, not verbally handed down over thousands of years?
In these pages you'll see what happens when the Babylonian creation myth comes into the light, and when Tharcia summons a supernatural being into the world's biggest pentagram: The United States Pentagon. Oh, great, a supernal entity bent on her destruction.
One girl against the Patriarchy? Those old dudes better watch their butts. A sizzling romantic thriller where a girl finds a guy who really counts.
A dystopian fantasy epic from the heart of hope.
A unique voice in storytelling. Next History is humorous, a cliff hanger, a marvelous love story, and perfectly executed. ~ Ernie Smitty
This is no fantasy. Baldwin fashions his story from myth, Biblical prophecy, astronomy, mysticism and human desire… a plausible extension of what we see as our reality today. ~ ArtOf Silence
For hundreds of years, readers have been enchanted by the tale of Cinderella, of how a nobleman's daughter escaped a life of servitude with the help of a pumpkin, a pair of glass slippers and her Fairy Godmother. But the truth is very different from the fairytale yet no less extraordinary. Marigold and Gardenia Roche have simple dreams; to marry well and live happily ever after. Yet this is a tricky proposition when neither heralds from money nor could be considered a great beauty. But two events are about to change the lives of everyone in the tiny Kingdom of Andovia: the first is the announcement of a great ball, at which the Crown Prince has vowed to choose a bride. The second is the arrival of a widowed French nobleman and his beautiful daughter. Two events, seemingly unconnected, and yet both will have dire consequences for all – unless something is done. Marigold and Gardenia's lives are about to become entwined with the girl who would be Queen. And yet few will ever know the dangers they faced nor the sacrifices they made to save a vainglorious Kingdom from the damsel with the crocodile smile.
Every child knows the story of Cinderella. But this is the story of Marigold and Gardenia Roche – otherwise known as the Ugly Sisters. And it is no fairytale.
»One of the few writers to make me laugh out loud.« – David Baddiel, Comedian
»One of Britain's best kept literary secrets.« – The Big Issue in the North
After Rentt senses something wrong with his familiar, Edel, he and Lorraine leave Hathara and return to the city of Maalt. There they find the city on fire and crawling with thralls. Rentt finds Edel safe beneath the orphanage and learns through him that a single vampire might be the cause of all the chaos. Just as Rentt goes out to help rid the city of the thralls, he runs into the last person he wants to see in this situation—Gold-class adventurer and vampire hunter Nive Maris!
Following a disastrous encounter with a noble, Myne finally resolves to say goodbye to her family and friends in the lower city, changing her name to “Rozemyne” and beginning her new life as the adopted daughter of Ehrenfest’s archduke. However, her days as an archnoble in noble society are brutal, as she is put through rigorous etiquette and magic training on top of her duties as High Bishop and forewoman. It all proves too much for a weak little seven-year-old girl... Or it would have, had the High Priest not offered her the keys to the temple’s book room as a reward. If she could get her hands on those, she’d be able to read all sorts of precious books! Her name may have changed, but Rozemyne’s passion for books remains the same as she charges into a whole new world!The detailed setting expands as the printing industry grows in size. Here begins Part 3 of this bibliofantasy for book lovers everywhere!
With the help of Lorraine, Isaac, Laura, and the rest of his companions, Rentt defeats the vampire Shumini after he attacks Maalt. However, in order to take control of the new dungeon, Rentt has to turn Rina into a vampire and make her his familiar.
Both Rentt and Rina have leveled up, so Isaac suggests they try out their newfound abilities. He also offers to teach them about a vampire’s most notable skill: Division. Not everything goes as expected though, because while they were supposed to transform into a bat, Rina transforms into a cat and Rentt into a...tree?
Meanwhile, people are flocking to Maalt to study the newly formed dungeon. Not to be left out, Rentt and his companions set out on their next adventure to explore the dungeon’s secrets!
Fighting powerful monsters, solving countless mysteries, and becoming stronger! The adventures of Rentt, the undead adventurer who aims to become a Mithril-class adventurer, continues in this thrilling ninth volume!
Rentt Faina has successfully overcome the menacing tarasque standing between him and the Dragon Blood Blossoms he seeks. But then, in the depths of the Swamp of Tarasque, a well-dressed man appears before Rentt, proffering a quest of his own on behalf of the highly-revered Latuule family...Offered an exceptional reward for the collection of Dragon Blood Blossoms, Rentt visits the Latuules, only to find himself trapped in a maze! Seeking a way through to reach the Latuule family manor, he stumbles across an opening with beautiful roses and...a table with teacups?“Are you giving up?”Will Rennt make it out undead enough to achieve his objective of becoming a Mithril-class adventurer?! A young girl's invitation to tea-time may be Rentt's only means of escape!
Vampire hunter Nive Maris had rained Holy Fire down upon Rentt, the undead adventurer, to prove he was a vampire. But her plan only proved that he wasn’t a vampire at all! When Lorraine suggested that Rentt's divinity may have been the reason the Holy Fire didn’t work, they decided to travel to his hometown of Hathara to visit the shrine where he obtained his divinity.Rentt and Lorraine plan to leave Maalt for a couple weeks, but first they need to create wands and equipment for their disciple, Alize, before they depart. And in order to avoid trouble with people like Nive, Rentt needs to get his double registration at the guild officially approved by negotiating with the Guildmaster, Wolf Hermann. But as the man who oversees countless ruffians, Wolf is a force to be reckoned with!An undead with a dream, eternally striving toward the rank of Mithril-class! All this and much more in the fifth volume of Rentt's undead adventures!
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