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Stephen is a bookseller and casual cosplayer with a love of all epic fantasies and adventurous science fictions. He loves the classic hero's journey, clashes of good versus evil, and those philosophical stories that question what it really means to be human. He is a both a Trekkie and a Star Wars geek, a Disney lover, a proud Hufflepuff, and perhaps a tad Spider-Man obsessed. If he isn't reading or daydreaming about piloting a TARDIS, you'll likely find him looking for new costume projects . . . that he likely won't finish.


 

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Currently Reading

Rage Of Dragons First Sister
 

 

Recently Enjoyed

The CowardThis Is How You Lose The Time WarGoldilocksSon of the StormLight of the JediDivinity's Twilight

The Shadow of KyoshiChildren of D'Hara, Episode 5Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesThe Sorcerer's Song #1The Nicci Chronicles, Volume IV

 

Stephen's Top Picks

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Half Sick Of ShadowsSword of TruthMistbornAscendant

Hitchhiker's GuideEnder's GameNophek GlossDuneDune

 

Middle-Grade and Young Adult Fiction

InkheartRedwallSkyward

AhsokaSteelheartEragonUnfortunate Events

 

Comics And Graphic Novels

WatchmenRunawaysCaptain MarvelKraven's Last Hunt

Darth VaderAvatar TLASpider-Man: Life StoryKamala Khan

 

Can't Wait To Read

Unbound

Jade Fire Gold The Last Shadow
10/01/21 10/12/21 10/19/21
Cytonic Excalibur Curse Azura Ghost
11/23/21 12/07/21 02/01/22


                                                         

 

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The First Sister (The First Sister trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982127008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skybound Books - February 23rd, 2021

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The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) Cover Image
$30.80
ISBN: 9780316489768
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - July 16th, 2019

The Coward: Book I of the Quest for Heroes Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780857668882
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Angry Robot - June 8th, 2021

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Ascendant Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781913695040
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Portal Books - September 1st, 2020

I’m a big fan of the classic dragon rider story and Ascendant does not disappoint. This book definitely makes use of classic fantasy tropes, but Miller does a great job of giving them a fresh spin. The fact that the main dragon is actually blind is such an interesting concept to me. This is my first Progression Fantasy book, but as a fan of role-playing games I found myself really enjoying the approach. If you enjoyed books like Eragon or How to Train Your Dragon, there is a fair chance you’ll love this one too! ~Stephen


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Half Sick of Shadows Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593200513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - July 6th, 2021

Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780812548051
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Fantasy - July 15th, 1997

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Mistborn: The Final Empire Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250318541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Fantasy - September 24th, 2019

“There’s always another secret”
This is quite possibly my favorite book. It is well written with intricate world building, strong, well developed characters, a compelling mystery and without question, the coolest and most unique magic system I’ve seen in a book. I’ve always found myself fascinated by religion and history, but a lot of books tend to push them aside. That is not the case with Mistborn, and I absolutely love that. It really adds a lot to make this world feel real. There is just so much awesome in this that it is definitely one of those books where I literally could not put it down if I tried. ~Stephen


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

I’ll be recommending this book till the end of the world. Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is the first of a (technically) six book “trilogy”. It’s smart. It’s witty. It’s absolutely absurd. Without a doubt, this is the most enjoyable book series I have ever read. Adams has created a world that is outright ridiculous and yet, altogether relatable. If you enjoy British humor and science fiction, you will love this book. Find your towel, grab this book, and Don’t Panic! ~Stephen


Nophek Gloss (The Graven #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316430654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - November 17th, 2020

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250773012
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Science Fiction - April 27th, 2021

Dune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441172719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316246620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2013

The protagonist of this book used to be a spaceship! Actually an AI in the body of a human that’s now ripped from the collective that was once her ship. With a thousand years of experience, she has a very unique broad narrative that spans across time and space. This book is incredibly inventive and clever, but also complex. Some of the concepts can take a second to wrap your head around, but it’s all just so well detailed. There is also an element of mystery that makes this book hard to put down. A thought provoking and very interesting story with an incredibly cool protagonist! ~Stephen


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Star Wars Ahsoka Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484782316
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - October 3rd, 2017

Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, Book 1) Cover Image
By Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780439709101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2005

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Redwall: 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780441005482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - September 1st, 1997

Redwall has all the makings of a great fantasy: adventure, mystery, love and death, all centered around the classic heroic rise of a warrior. Redwall’s warrior just so happens to be a mouse, making this epic fantasy perfect for younger audiences. Despite being a world full of anthropomorphic animals, Jacques doesn’t shy away from the realisms of medieval warfare. Redwall is not only an excellent introduction to the fantasy genre and a great story on its own, but is also only just the start of an epic series that you’re bound to enjoy throughout. ~Stephen


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Skyward (The Skyward Series #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780399555800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - October 8th, 2019

Skyward is an exciting mix of Ender’s Game and How to Train Your Dragon. I always love reading stories that try to answer the philosophical questions of personal identity, and from both human and artificial perspectives, this book delivers. Sanderson has also created a unique system of rules for flight that is just the right mix of realistic and alien. Aerial combat has never been so entertaining to read. This is just the start of what promises to be an epic space story and I cannot wait to read more. ~Stephen


Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593307120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - September 8th, 2020

Eragon: Book I (The Inheritance Cycle #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780375826696
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2005

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780064407663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

Captain Marvel Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More Cover Image
By Kelly Sue Deconnick (Text by), David Lopez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780785190134
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Published: Marvel - October 21st, 2014

Watchmen (2019 Edition) Cover Image
By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779501127
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Published: DC Comics - May 20th, 2019

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine (Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith (2017) #1) Cover Image
By Charles Soule (Text by), Jim Cheung (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781302907440
Published: Marvel - December 5th, 2017

Spider-Man: Life Story Cover Image
By Chip Zdarsky (Text by), Mark Bagley (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781302917333
Availability: Backordered
Published: Marvel - November 5th, 2019

Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Promise Omnibus Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781506717845
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Published: Dark Horse Books - June 30th, 2020

Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan Cover Image
By G. Willow Wilson (Text by), Adrian Alphona (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781302916404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel - February 19th, 2019

Jade Fire Gold Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063056367
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Published: HarperTeen - October 12th, 2021

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The Last Shadow (Other Tales from the Ender Universe) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765304957
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Published: Tor Books - November 16th, 2021

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Cytonic (The Skyward Series #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399555855
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 23rd, 2021

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The Excalibur Curse (Camelot Rising Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525581758
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 7th, 2021

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Azura Ghost (The Graven #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316430685
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Published: Orbit - February 1st, 2022