January ends with an afternoon of magic and mayhem with authors Gigi Pandian and Robin Dunn. The Masquerading Magician is the second in Gigi’s Accidental Alchemist mystery series about a centuries-old female alchemist and her impish gargoyle sidekick, who was accidentally brought to life by a French stage magician. In Robin’s Conquistador of the Night Lands, the world has ended; the sun has died, but life goes on. Join Soad and Weel, defenders of the Redoubt, and The Producer and Woad, a Hollywood producer and a giant whale, on a journey to remake all of reality.
Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She'd much rather be gardening and exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon--but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn't able to unlock the alchemy book's secrets soon, the French gargoyle will remain awake but trapped in stone forever.
When Zoe gives herself a rare night out to attend a classic magic show that reminds her of her youth, she realizes the stage magicians are much more than they seem. A murder at the theater leads back to a string of unsolved robberies and murders in Portland's past, and a mystery far more personal than Zoe and Dorian ever imagined.
The Night Lands are what you see.
The Night Lands are what you eat.
The Night Lands are what you breathe.
Come in to the Night Lands, and we will show you something different,
from your holiday smile, or your most beautiful nightmare,
we'll show you the Redoubt, inside your brain:
The world has ended; the sun has died, but life goes on.
Join Soad and Weel, defenders of the Redoubt, and The Producer and Woad, a Hollywood producer and a giant whale, on a journey to remake all of reality.
Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust can't help but notice she's picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing three-and-half-foot gargoyle--not to mention a master of French cuisine--and he needs Zoe's expertise to decipher a centuries-old text. Zoe, who's trying to put her old life behind her, isn't so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past . . . until the dead man on her porch leaves her no choice.
"Dunn immediately captures a reader’s attention with a burka-wearing 12-year-old" -- Publishers Weekly
Julia is fighting for her country. She is twelve years old. On the outside, a burqa. Underneath, satellite communications hardware linked to her AI in orbit.
Her mission: overthrow a theocracy.
An immersive look at a hyper-religious technological future, JULIA SKYDAUGHTER examines questions of morality and identity in the middle of a blazing fast adventure.
Long ago lived Ing, who gave us Inglish.
Eighty generations later, Ing's descendant Hrothbert fights down beneath the surface of another Earth, hunting the Wight, a supernatural being who holds the secret of his people, the Ingaevones. But when Hrothbert encounters the Hrudu Man, a nearly-immortal giant metal rabbit, and Isolde, a beautiful subterranean revolutionary, Hrothbert's quest grows stranger, and far deadlier.
To regain his honor and his reason, Hrothbert must recover the lost dreaming of the Rat City of Roth, re-fight War War One with fusion weapons in a parallel New York City, and find out just what it means to rearrive at Howth Castle and Environs in the belly of a ravaged Manhattan ...