Nancy Springer




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 84 titles

  • General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    Little Veronica likes hanging out at Mrs. Life's porch. She can see the whole town from the steps, and Mrs. Life is fascinating in the way that she keeps track of all sorts of numbers and information in her little spiral-bound notebooks. So it's surp...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2012

    Little Veronica likes hanging out at Mrs. Life's porch. She can see the whole town from the steps, and Mrs. Life is fascinating in the way that she keeps track of all sorts of numbers and information in her little spiral-bound notebooks. So it's surp...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2012

    Kerri Ellen lives each day with the haunting memory of the day her sister Kimmi disappeared on her way to work. Every night, she lights a candle in the hopes that her lost sister will somehow, miraculously, find her way home.When fellow college stude...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    When Cindy stops by the local cat shelter where she volunteers, she discovers her coworker Samantha unconscious on the floor. Even more horrifying, to Cindy, is that a mother cat and her kittens have mysteriously disappeared out into the snow. While ...

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  • Fantasy

    Aug-1989

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  • Fantasy

    Sep-1982

    Book of the Isle - 4

    THOSE WHO LIVED BY THE SWORD OF PASSION -- WOULD DIE BY THE SWORD OF LOVE! Frain and Tirell, princes of Melior, ventured together into mysterious regions of Vale in search of an army and the hope of victory. For his father's murder of the gentle, ...

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  • Suspense

    Jan-2003

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  • Fantasy

    May-2018

    In Nancy Springer’s enthralling fourth volume of the Book of Isle, two young princes set out to destroy their own father and the pervasive evil that poisons the kingdom An epic saga set in an ageless island stronghold of magic and mystery, Nancy Sp...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1977

    Under the King's malevolent rule, the corrupt warlords of Isle lived in splendor, while the peasants starved and dissenters were imprisoned. Young Hal, the heir apparent to the King, challenges the reign of terror with his only weapon--an unearthly w...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1994

    Gray, a young girl struggling to recover from her own deep wounds, becomes involved with Chav, a mysterious and intriguing new boy in her class, who claims that he and his two younger siblings are searching for their father, the King of the Gypsies...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    Derek relishes being the bully of his Catholic school, and when Julian arrives with his purple hair, he seems like an easy target. When Julian starts asserting that God might actually be a woman, Derek is immediately enraged and becomes determined to...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    When a young man mysteriously shows up in the stables of Lord Robley and demonstrates an amazing ability to braid horse manes and tails, the Lord and Lady are quite taken with his abilities and have him stay on. Sure, he doesn't speak a single word a...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2008

    An Enola Holmes Mystery - 3

    Everyone knows Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes? right-hand man?so when he goes missing, it?s a shock. Even Sherlock hasn?t the slightest clue as to where he could be. Enola is intrigued but wary; she?s still hiding from her older brothers, and getting ...

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  • Mystery

    May-2009

    An Enola Holmes Mystery - 5

    EnolaÕs landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is the closest thing Enola has to family these days, besides her occasional run-ins with her brother Sherlock. Even though Mrs. Tupper is nearly deaf and can barely cook, sheÕs an endearing presence as Enola longs for...

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  • Mystery

    May-2010

    An Enola Holmes Mystery - 6

    As Enola searches for the missing Lady Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is just as diligently searching for Enola herselfaand this time he really needs to catch her He is in possession of a most peculiar package, a mess...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2007

    An Enola Holmes Mystery - 2

    Enola's name backwards spells "alone," and alone she is, in the world's biggest, darkest, dirtiest city. She is being hunted down by the world's most famous detective -- her own brother, Sherlock Holmes. For the sake of freedom she must elude him, bu...

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  • Mystery

    Feb-2006

    An Enola Holmes Mystery - 1

    When Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared -- and on her fourteen birthday, to make matters worse -- she knows she alone can find her. Disguising herself as a grieving widow, Enola sets ...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2008

    An Enola Holmes Mystery - 4

    Enola is thrown into a tailspin when she receives a desperate message from her old friend, Lady Cecily. Enola knows she must help her friend before it's too late - but she doesn't know how! This complicated case has Enola hunting down clues all over ...

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  • Fantasy

    1986

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1991

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  • Suspense

    Nov-2012

    In this gripping psychological thriller--smart, chilling, and unrelenting--Nancy Springer establishes herself as an exciting new suspense writer with a distinctive voice and some surprises up her sleeve... To their neighbors, Dorrie and Sam Whitea...

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  • Thriller

    Nov-2013

    Darkness lies closer than you think.... Liana Clymer is running away -- from her divorce, from her past, from herself. Leaving behind everything she knows, she finds herself ensconced in a fuchsia-colored cottage in the swampy hinterlands of the F...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2012

    Ostracized for speaking her mind and standing up against a man she doesn't wish to marry, a young girl is cast out of her village and forced to fend for herself in the mountains. When she ventures too closely to a lake and nearly drowns, she is rescu...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2017

    Dussie always knew puberty was going to be confusing, but she never realized it was going to be catastrophic - until she wakes up one morning to find that her hair has turned into a writhing mass of slithering snakes and discovers the real truth abou...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2007

    Dusie is having a bad day of mythological proportions Dusie wakes up one morning to a hissing sound. As she catches her reflection in the mirror, she finds that her hair has turned into snakes. That's right snakes . But her mom seems totally unfaz...

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  • Science Fiction

    Dec-2016

    Eccentric Symmetries, 20 fantasy short stories spanning the forty-year career of author Nancy Springer, showcases tales ranging from the quirky to the transcendent. Including mythic tales of long ago and far away such as award-winner "The Boy Who Pla...

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  • Fantasy

    Jul-1997

    When Buffy, a middle-aged divorce+a7e, encounters a talking frog and ignores all the fairy tales, her rebellious daughter Emily kisses the frog, turning him into a handsome prince, and soon Buffy finds herself in the land of Fair Peril to retrieve he...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2012

    For picture framer Veronica Phillips, the most dangerous thing that happens to her on a typical day is a sheet of glass breaking or getting cut by an errant wire. When a key comes out of the back of a picture she's redoing, Ronnie soon finds herself ...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2014

    When Harper and her dad move to a new house, a creepy stepmom is the least of her worries Harper is not too happy to be moving in with her soon-to-be stepmother, Gus. The eccentric woman's home, which the neighbors call the Spook House, has a yard fu...

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  • Fantasy

    Oct-1988

    Sea King Trilogy - 3

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  • Fantasy

    1986

    Book of the Isle - 5

    A Wondrous Quest Through Lands of Magic And Enchantment, an epic adventure soaring to fantastic new worlds through the splendor of loyalty and love. Young Dair, changeling son to King Trevyn of Isle, is called by a mysterious vision to share his dest...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2018

    When she unearths the bones of a young child, Beverly Vernon’s life is transformed in ways she never expected. Widowed Beverly Vernon, a displaced East Coast children’s book illustrator and mother of two childless adult daughters, is finding i...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1993

    Paisley gets her own pony, Noodles, and is delighted to have her, but war breaks out in the Fontecchio house when the other three children fall in love with Noodles too and want their share of Paisley's beloved pet. Reprint....

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  • Fantasy

    Mar-1988

    After freeing Shane, the archetypal lone hero whose enemy has changed him into a black stallion, Bobbu Yandro begins an adventure that introduces her to the Circle of Twelve, the human archetypes, and discovers her own special powers...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1987

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  • Fantasy

    Jan-2002

    A Tale of Camelot - 1

    What will a person give to forsake his destiny? From his very incarnation, Mordred has been a pawn in Camelot's history. Foretold by Merlin that he will grow up to kill his father, the beloved King Arthur, young Mordred struggles with his fate, loa...

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  • Fantasy

    Sep-2002

    A Tale of Camelot - 2

    Fans who love King Arthur's legend, Camelot, Merlin, and similar tales will love reading about Morgan le Fay. Morgan is a willful, mischievous girl with mismatched eyes of emerald and violet. A girl of magic, whose childhood ends when King Uther Pen...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2012

    Iris is an imaginative little girl with the ability to make just about anything seem to come to life when she plays with it. After Iris' death at a young age, her mother feels that there isn't much left to celebrate when it comes to the holiday seaso...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2012

    When Marietta Becker goes undercover at a singles dance to investigate the homicide of five men, she thinks she's discovered one of the saddest places she's ever encountered. When her husband suddenly appears and is immediately recognized by the danc...

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  • Fantasy

    Dec-2013

    The daughter of the High King has a regal name, but she is small and plain, so everyone just calls her Wren. As a mere girl, she is not her father’s heir; her cousin Korbye is. But Wren’s infallible sooth-sense tells her that Korbyn would make no...

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  • Fantasy

    Feb-1995

    Going through a messy mid-life crisis, forty-year-old wife and mother Larque Harootunian gets carried away with her latest doppelganger--herself at age ten--who helps transform her into a young, strong, courageous, and gay man. Reprint. K. PW. ...

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  • Historical

    Oct-2002

    A Tale of Rowan Hood - 2

    Lionel is seven feet of pure coward. Banished by his warrior father for refusing to learn to fight, Lionel found refuge in the woods of Sherwood Forest, where he joined the misfit band of teens led by Rowan Hood, daughter of Robin. Now, a year later,...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1995

    Jamie Bridger's decision to find out who her real parents are causes anger and feigned ignorance on the part of her grandparents and leads her to danger and some surprising discoveries. By the author of Colt. ...

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  • Fantasy

    Jun-1987

    Sea King Trilogy - 1

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2013

    Aimee believes everything in her life is great. She's got a boyfriend who's terrific (in bed and out), a penthouse apartment, and everything else a girl of privilege could possibly want.Well, except for a soul. That seems to have gone missing somehow...

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  • Fantasy

    Apr-1994

    Volos, a fallen angel who transforms himself into a human being with wings, sets his sights on becoming a successful rock star, but a band of enemies threatens to spoil the career of the former angel. Original....

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  • Fantasy

    Nov-1987

    Sea King Trilogy - 2

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2013

    Middle-schooler Avery Holsopple is already struggling with the fact that he's the shortest guy in school. To make matters worse, his older sister Valerie has insisted on having a Victorian-style wedding, which means Avery is about to find himself dre...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2012

    Since their parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old Rig and his sister, Karma, have drifted apart. Now she is in college--too busy to even return Rig's calls. So one day he Googles her and discovers a website "shrine" filled with photos of his sister. His...

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  • Contemporary Romance

    Jul-2001

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1988

    From the day twelve-year-old Rhiannon spots a lost white Arabian gelding in the woods near her small Pennsylvania mining town, her life finds a focus as she learns to deal with family problems and decides the direction her life will take...

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  • Fantasy Romance

    May-2018

    In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family ap...

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  • Historical

    Oct-2003

    A Tale of Rowan Hood - 3

    Her father is determined to make her pay. It was just over a year ago that Princess Ettarde -- her hand promised in marriage to the power-hungry Lord Basil -- escaped to the mantle of Sherwood Forest. There, Ettarde joined Rowan Hood's band of misfit...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2000

    After being dumped by her husband after twenty-seven years of marriage, Sassy Hummel lands a job housekeeping for the Sylvan Towers Hotel, where a new friend, Racquel, will help her discover a side of herself she never considered....

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  • Horror

    Mar-2010

    Two-time Edgar Award winner Nancy Springer has written a chilling psychological thriller about a teenage girl possessed by her dead brother. Quiet, cautious Jessie had always lived in the shadow of her dynamic younger brother--her mother's clear favo...

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  • Fantasy

    Feb-2014

    The girl named Saffron knows family and clan the way she knows earth and sky, as absolutes. Of course, after a separation of four years, she looks forward to seeing her grandmother again, and makes a gift for her, a clay spindle. When Grandmother doe...

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  • Fantasy

    May-1999

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  • Horror

    Dec-2018

    The monsters of our childhood do not fade away... - John le Carre Vengeful undead. Demons. Hungry rats. These creatures and more haunt city streets, unlit hallways, deep space, and the corners of your imagination in Re-Terrify. Send shivers down y...

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  • Fantasy

    May-1990

    Seventh-grader Ryan is whisked from his world into a fantasy kingdom by an incompetent wizard trying to find the perfect color red, but the mistake may avert a crisis with a rebel warlock and help Ryan solve a problem with his own father....

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2002

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  • Historical

    Jun-2005

    A Tale of Rowan Hood - 5

    Guy Longhead. Jasper of the Sinister Hand. Hurst Orricson. Holt, also Orricson,, brother of Hurst. To anyone else, just four names. But to Rowan Hood, the gentle healer who has survived two long years as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest, they are he name...

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  • Historical

    2001

    A Tale of Rowan Hood - 1

    “Let these two go, Guy of Gisborn. I will fight you, even beaten as I am." Gisborn's sneer returned. "Pretty Robin, are your feathers broken?" "Just give me a weapon -- " "No. You're gallows meat, Robin Hood." Drawing his sword, crouching...

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  • Fantasy

    Mar-2013

    We've all heard the fairy tale of the girl who could spin straw into gold, and the creature that would demand her first-born as payment for helping her achieve the horrible tasks put to her by her father.Let's face it, though, The Brothers Grimm coul...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    Poet T. S. Eliot once noted that when it came to cats, naming them was quite the difficult matter. At the Haven for Life Animal Rescue, worker Xenia knows this all to well. Glad to have a position, regardless of the fact that she suffers from paranoi...

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  • Fantasy

    Feb-1981

    Book of the Isle - 3

    Like a misty fog, a dark force rolls over the Isle of Welas. Now proud-hearted Prince Trevyn must embark on a quest to free the Isle of evil's grip and realize his own legendary destiny ......

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    When a dog discovers that he can't be a witch's familiar because he's white, he sets off on a quest to be the faithful aide to an angel. As his sense of smell leads him from one person in need to another, will he find the ethereal being he's looking ...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1997

    When a strange and wild boy walks into her life, Tess is forced to confront a past she had long ago forgotten Fourteen-year-old Tess can't remember the first ten years of her lifeand if they were anything like her life now, she'd prefer that they ...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2001

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    When Judith discovers a dead body in the kiln of her pottery store, she's convinced it's the work of her ex-husband in an attempt to cause her trouble. After discussing the incident with members of her Scrabble Club, Judith soon learns that her ex ma...

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  • Fantasy

    1985

    Book of the Isle - 2

    In the Kingdom of Isle, where the Sun Kings reign with the power of the Book of the Suns, Hal and Alan are given a mission. They must use the ancient strength of wisdom to destroy the evil that plagues the kingdom. The two blood brothers venture thro...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2000

    News that her beloved horse, Tazz, must be put down has made the constant pain of Dusty's old back injury doubly sharp. But the night before the vet comes for Tazz, a mysterious teenager, the ghost of a young man who died a strange and violent death ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2009

    At the age of fifteen, a girl who has spent most of her life moving around the country with her father and brother, filling the emptiness inside her with chocolate, remembers her real name, Sherica, and searches the Internet to learn the truth about ...

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  • in The Blood of Ten Chiefs

    Fantasy

    Dec-1986

    The Wolfriders lived for ten thousand years on the World of Two Moons, before Cutter, Blood of Ten Chiefs, was born to lead them to freedom. A lot can happen in ten thousand years.......

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1989

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  • General Fiction

    May-2012

    What starts as a typical day for self-described arts nerd Brad Litwack is soon altered by a woman who stops a car in the middle of traffic and begins to paint poetry all over it. Brad is immediately intrigued, particularly by the phrase "Dario Fuente...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1994

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  • in Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters II

    Horror

    1996

    An ultimate scary tale collection for readers with monsters on the brain celebrates the creepy beasties of the forest, swamp, school bus, and vending machines, and highlights creatures that may even turn out to be a best friend. Original....

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  • Science Fiction

    Jun-2013

    To a future girl, Mishell, who flies with the aid of anti-gravity wings, the death in a freak accident of a beloved older brother, Mykel, is hard to accept. Why had it happened? To Mykel, of all people? Why? Rebelliously going AWOL from her home spa...

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  • Fantasy

    Dec-1979

    Book of the Isle - 1

    All the beauty and bravery of a world that transcends fantasy and leaps into legend!...

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  • in Chicks in Chainmail

    Fantasy

    Aug-1995

    Here they come, and they're out for blood. For too long, they say, have hot blooded babes in brass bras and chain-link bikinis been held up to scorn as the embodiment of male fantasy wish-fulfillment and non-functionality. You think their swords won'...

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  • Historical

    Jun-2004

    A Tale of Rowan Hood - 4

    Ever since the Sheriff of Nottingham killed his father, Rook has run wild in Sherwood Forest, dreaming of his day for vengeance. Finally, he has found his chance. Not with the sheriff himself, but with the evil man’s son, snared by one of the mantr...

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  • Fantasy

    Apr-1985

    Bitter Enemis, the nations of Deva and Vashti shared no history, no customs, no laws. They all worshipped the horse-god Suth, but the rituals and magic's of one people were the heresies of the other. Two nations that shared only one thing--the curse ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2013

    Jessie is tired of dealing with her drunk mother and life in a rough part of town, and when a creepy woman approaches her one morning and advises her to pay attention to Shakespeare's As You Like It in her English class she shrugs off the recommendat...

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