Fool's Fate

Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb

Blurb A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz – sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep

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Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

Blurb As she races along Canada’s Douglas Channel in her speedboat – heading toward the place where her younger brother Jimmy, presumed drowned, was last seen – twenty-year-old Lisamarie Hill recalls her younger days. A volatile and precocious Native girl growing up in Kitamaat, the Haisla Indian reservation located five hundred miles north of Vancouver,

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Malice

Malice by Heather Walter

Blurb “The princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress.” Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who cursed a line of princesses to die, and could only be broken by true love’s kiss. You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after.  Utter nonsense.  Let me tell you, no

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Grass

Grass by Sheri S Tepper

Blurb Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. But before humanity arrived, another species had already claimed Grass for its own. It too had developed a culture… Now a deadly plague is spreading across the stars, leaving no planet untouched, save for Grass. But the secret of the planet’s immunity hides

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