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Baptism of fire

Baptism of fire

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2014

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured and helpless until he has recovered. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - until a rumour places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.

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Blood of elves

Blood of elves

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2012

Into a tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witches of the world have been waiting. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has strange powers and a strange destiny, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the power to change the world: for good, or for evil.

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The book of lost friends : a novel

The book of lost friends : a novel

Wingate, Lisa, author
2020

Louisiana, 1875: in the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest - each carrying private wounds and powerful secrets. Louisiana, 1987: first-year teacher Benedetta Silva lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

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The closer you get

The closer you get

Torjussen, Mary, author
2020

Coworkers Ruby and Harry are in love - but they're married to other people. They decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start their new lives together. After Ruby tells her husband she's leaving him, she waits at the hotel where she and Harry are to meet. But Harry never shows up. Suddenly, Ruby's life has fallen apart, and she's lost everything. Just as Ruby thinks she's hit rock bottom, strange and menacing things start to happen - someone is sneaking into her apartment, and someone is following her home late at night.

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A divided loyalty

A divided loyalty

Todd, Charles, author
2020

A young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no one recognizes her - or admits to it. Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge is asked to take a second look at Chief Inspector Brian Leslie's inquiry, to see if he can identify this victim. He too finds very little to go on in Avebury, slowly widening his search beyond the village - only to discover that unlikely - possibly even unreliable - clues are pointing him toward an impossible solution, one that will draw the wrath of the Yard down on him, and very likely see him dismissed if he pursues it.

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Eight perfect murders : a novel

Eight perfect murders : a novel

Swanson, Peter, 1968- author
2020


The engineer's wife

The engineer's wife

Wood, Tracey Enerson, author
2020

Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally—she knows who she is and what she wants, and she's determined to make change. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible. Emily's fight for women's suffrage is put on hold when Wash, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, she assumes his role, despite stern resistance and overwhelming obstacles. But as the project takes shape under Emily's direction, she wonders whose legacy she is building—hers, or her husband's.

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The German heiress : a novel

The German heiress : a novel

Scott, Anika, author
2020

For readers of The Alice Network and The Lost Girls of Paris, an immersive, heart-pounding debut about a German heiress on the run from British authorities, who discovers dark secrets about her family's past in post-World War II Germany.

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The lady of the lake

The lady of the lake

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2017

After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world... an Elven world. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to exist and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and also to try to conquer her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the man who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, is still on her trail. And the world is still at war.

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The last tourist

The last tourist

Steinhauer, Olen, author
2020

"Reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver thought he had finally put 'Tourists'-CIA-trained assassins-to bed. A decade later, [he's] hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him. Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run. As he tells his story, Milo is joined by colleagues and enemies from his long history in the world of intelligence, and the young analyst wonders what to believe"-- Provided by publisher.

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The last wish

The last wish

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2008

Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher, uses his vast sorcerous powers to hunt down the monsters that threaten the world, but he soon discovers that not every monstrous-looking creature is evil, and not everything beautiful is good.

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The look-alike

The look-alike

Spindler, Erica, 1957- author
2020

Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother's paranoid delusions. But in her mother's shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head - that it was she who had been the killer's target that night. And now, with it, a new fear - that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake - he's already begun. As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Author of "The Other Girl."

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Masked prey

Masked prey

Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author
2020

The daughter of a U.S. Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures . . . of the children of other influential Washington politicians, each identified by name. Surrounding the photos are texts of vicious political rants from a motley variety of radical groups. It's obviously alarming—is there an unstable extremist tracking the loved ones of powerful politicians with deadly intent? But when the FBI is called in, there isn't much the feds can do. With nowhere else to turn, influential Senators decide to call in someone who can operate outside the FBI's constraints: Lucas Davenport.

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Midnight train to Prague : a novel

Midnight train to Prague : a novel

Windley, Carol, 1947- author
2020

In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague their train is delayed in Saxon Switzerland. In the brief time the train is idle, Natalia learns the truth about her father and meets a remarkable woman named Dr. Magdalena Schaefferová, whose family will become a significant part of her future. After the war breaks out in Europe, accused by the Nazis of spying, Natalia is sent to a concentration camp and meets her young daughter, Anna. Author of Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist "Home Schooling."

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The other people

The other people

Tudor, C. J., author
2020

Three years ago, Gabe’s family disappeared. Some people blame Gabe. It’s been three years and Gabe has found an online group set up by people who have also lost loved ones - who have suffered like him. They call themselves “The Other People.” When the car that Gabe saw driving away that night is found in a lake with a body inside, Gabe is suddenly under suspicion - and in danger. In desperation, he turns to The Other People for help. Because they know what loss is like. They know what death is like. There’s just one problem - they want other people to know it too.

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The sea glass cottage

The sea glass cottage

Thayne, RaeAnne, author
2020

"The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn't so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. It's just for a few months-that's what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it's never too late-or too early-to heal family wounds and find forgiveness" -- Amazon.com

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Season of storms

Season of storms

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2018

Geralt of Rivia is a Witcher, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that prey on humanity. A mutant who is tasked with killing unnatural beings. He uses magical signs, potions, and the pride of every Witcher--two swords, steel and silver. But a contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his signature weapons. Now he needs them back, because sorcerers are scheming, and across the world clouds are gathering.

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The sinner

The sinner

Ward, J. R., 1969- author
2020

Syn takes another hit job and crosses the path of the vampire race's new enemy and a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Butch O'Neal is the Dhestroyer, supposedly fulfilling the prophecy that forces the end of the Omega.

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Time of contempt

Time of contempt

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2013

Geralt is a witcher—guardian of the innocent, protector of those in need, and in dark times a defender against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task now is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill—but only if she lives to use it. A coup threatens the wizard’s guild, war breaks out across the lands, a serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life … and Ciri, in whose hands the world’s fate rests, has vanished.

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The tower of swallows

The tower of swallows

Sapkowski, Andrzej, author
2016

The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting...

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Valentine : a novel

Valentine : a novel

Wetmore, Mary Elizabeth author
2020

February 1976, Odessa, Texas. In the early hours of the morning after Valentine's Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead's ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field - an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, one of the town's women decides to take matters into her own hands, setting the stage for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences.

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The wife and the widow

The wife and the widow

White, Christian, author
2020