Dark Queen Waiting

Dark Queen Waiting
Author: Paul Doherty
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1780291272
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Crème de la Crime
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

October, 1471. Margaret Beaufort secretly plots for the day her young son, Henry Tudor, can be crowned the rightful king. When one of her most loyal henchmen is murdered, Margaret orders her sharp-witted clerk, Christopher Urswicke, to find out who has betrayed her - and solve a baffling mystery where nothing is as it first appears.

Dark Queen

Dark Queen
Author: Faith Hunter
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101991435
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them. As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen. Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane's focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.

The Serpentwar Saga 1 Shadow of a Dark Queen

The Serpentwar Saga  1    Shadow of a Dark Queen
Author: Raymond E. Feist
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0008120838
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Release: 2015-06-04
Editor: Voyager
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The astonishing first volume in Raymond E. Feist's bestselling Serpentwar Saga...

Song for a Dark Queen

Song for a Dark Queen
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Pages: 176
ISBN: 178295094X
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Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: Red Fox
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the day Cadwan fashioned a sword from a willow wand and composed a victory song for his young mistress, Boudicca, he has loyally charted her rise to Queen. Boudicca is the strong and brave leader of the Iceni tribe - courageously guiding her people from one victorious battle to her next. Then Emperor Nero rules that the royal line of the Iceni is to be ended, and Boudicca knows this is one battle she cannot afford to lose . . .

Shadow of a Dark Queen

Shadow of a Dark Queen
Author: Raymond E. Feist
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0061751618
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An epic reading experience.” —San Diego Union-Tribune Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E. Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Queen. Feist’s classic epic fantasy adventure returns readers to ever-imperiled Midkemia, a breathtaking, richly imagined realm of magic and intrigue, where two unlikely heroes must rally the forces of the land to stand firm against a malevolent race of monsters intent upon conquest and annihilation. Locus magazine calls Shadow of a Dark Queen, “the place to start for those yet to discover Feist’s fantasy worlds.” For fans of Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks—and for anyone not already in the thrall of this astonishing author’s literary magic—that is excellent advice indeed.

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Michael Williams,Teri Williams
Pages: 313
ISBN: 1560769254
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Release: 1994
Editor: Wizards of the Coast
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The long-awaited tale of the New York Times best-selling Dragonlance series' greatest villain--Takhisis, Queen of Darkness--follows her as she is worshipped by legions of evil beings and spends her time plotting to escape from the Abyss. Original.

Dark Queen Watching

Dark Queen Watching
Author: Paul Doherty
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781448305858
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Release: 2021-11-01
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The arrival of a band of Spanish mercenaries brings new danger for Margaret Beaufort and the House of Lancaster in this richly-imagined medieval mystery. November, 1471. With Edward of York on the English throne and her son, Henry Tudor, in exile in Brittany, the newly-widowed Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, is alone, without protectors. All she can do is wait and watch, planning for a time when she’s in a position to make her move. But new dangers are emerging. En route to England is a band of Spanish mercenaries known as the Garduna. With no allegiance to prince, prelate or people, they are a lethal fighting force, utterly ruthless and implacable killers. But who has hired them . . . and why? The discovery of the body of an unexpected visitor, found murdered in a locked room in her London townhouse, heralds the start of a series of increasingly menacing incidents which threaten Margaret and her household. Is there an enemy within? It’s up to Margaret’s wily clerk Christopher Urswicke to uncover the truth and ensure Margaret survives to fulfil her destiny.

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Susan Carroll
Pages: 533
ISBN: 9780345437969
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Release: 2005
Editor: Dark Queen Saga
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle, a young woman renowned for her mystical skills, is forced into an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Comte de Renardas they struggle to defy the sinister ambitions and intrigues of the ruthless Queen Catherine de Medici and prevent the fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy, in the first volume in a new trilogy. Original. 45,000 first printing.

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Michael Williams,Teri Williams
Pages: 313
ISBN: 0099456613
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Release: 1994-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Dark Queen Rising

Dark Queen Rising
Author: Paul Doherty
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781786895073
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Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

London, 1471. The War of the Roses rages on. Edward of York has claimed the English throne and his Yorkist supporters gleefully slaughter their adversaries; there's no mercy for anyone who supported the Lancastrian cause. Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry Tudor, the only hope for the House of Lancaster - knows her enemies are closing in. Desperate for help she turns to Christopher Urswicke for protection. But when ruthless scheming and pitiless killings are the only routes to survival, Urswicke will have to choose where his loyalties truly lie.

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: J.F. Penn
Pages: 17
ISBN: PKEY:6610000096213
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sunken city. A lost goddess ... and the woman who longs to find her. Lara is part of a dive team exploring the sunken city of Thonis-Heraklion off the north coast of Egypt. When a storm threatens the site, there's only time for one last dive and Lara is determined to be on it – even if it means diving with the man who threatened her this summer. Because The Dark Queen is down there and Lara intends to find her before it's too late ... Sink beneath the waves in this supernatural short story from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, J.F.Penn

The Evil Queen

The Evil Queen
Author: Gena Showalter
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781488034275
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Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s magical, romantic dark fantasy series, in which the fairy tales we know and love are prophecies of the future. Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil, where villains may be heroes and heroes may be villains...it all depends on who you ask. In the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm, and fairy tales are real. Raised in the human world, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a fairy-tale princess—until she begins to commune with mirrors. Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen. With powers beyond her imagination or control, Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As Everly faces disasters and betrayals, giving in to her dark side proves more tempting. Can she resist, or will she become the villain she was born to be? Critics love The Evil Queen: “Showalter (the Everlife books) delivers an entertaining series opener that condemns prejudice while championing self-determination. Romance-sweet and steamy, gay and straight-features prominently, action and humor abound, and the mystery of how each character figures into the legend imparts intrigue.”—Publishers Weekly “The novel's conceit has a lot of potential with its deconstruction of a cherished fairy tale, an interesting take on good and evil as actions rather than fate, and a long cast of characters in ever evolving roles that will leave readers wondering who they are supposed to be.”—Kirkus Reviews The Forest of Good and Evil Series: The Evil Queen The Glass Queen

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Dana Gricken
Pages: 274
ISBN: 1680468324
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Release: 2020-01-09
Editor: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For centuries, war has been brewing below the surface of New York. People known as the soulless - immortal humans with strange powers - have threatened life on the surface. The Dark Queen seeks revenge for a crime long forgotten and wants to rule the world. Eighteen-year-old Riley Stark - a new recruit in the Sentinels, a military group that protects Earth from the Underworld - thinks she's joining for the right reason. As a child, she narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on her life, and has wanted justice ever since. After Riley goes snooping through her records, she finds the terrible truth - her ancestor was Mira Stark who killed the famous Dark King, and the soulless have wanted her family's blood spilled. When Riley falls in love with a soulless boy she's been taught to hate, she realizes that she can't trust anyone - soulless or otherwise.

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Susan Carroll
Pages: 533
ISBN: 9780345437969
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Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ariane, the Lady of Faire Isle, a young woman renowned for her mystical skills, is forced into an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Comte de Renardas they struggle to defy the sinister ambitions and intrigues of the ruthless Queen Catherine de Medici and prevent the fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy, in the first volume in a new trilogy. Original. 45,000 first printing.

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Jovee Winters
Pages: 126
ISBN: 1534956026
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Release: 2016-06-27
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest one of all?" We all know the legend, or so we think. But what do you really know of the woman behind the myth? Fable of Seren--daughter of the Sea King, and granddaughter of both Calypso and Hades. The blood of gods runs through her veins, but the young girl destined to one day wear the title of The Evil Queen is now seventeen and wants nothing more than to see the land above the waves, to be part of the human realm. One fine day she does just that, but the heaven she imagined turns into a terrible nightmare of pain, suffering, and lies that twists the heart of this starry-eyed girl into one of darkness and hate. Villains aren't born; they're made. But sometimes even villains get a second chance. Calypso, seeing the suffering of her granddaughter has concocted a brilliantly, clever plan--The Love Games. In Kingdom, there is one magic more powerful than even the darkest of spells...true love, and with the help of her BFF--Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love--Calypso knows exactly who Fable's truest love is. A Native American god called, Owiot. Can this gentle, star-eyed god help Fable see there is another path she can take before it's too late and the evil that beats within her heart consumes her soul for good?

A Dark Queen Rises

A Dark Queen Rises
Author: Ashok K. Banker
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781328916297
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Release: 2021
Editor: John Joseph Adams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Returning to Ashok K. Banker's brilliant #ownvoices, epic fantasy world of the Burnt Empire first introduced in Upon a Burning Throne, A Dark Queen Rises features Krushni and Karni, two women on quests to protect the innocent and bring down tyrants"--

The Dark Queen

The Dark Queen
Author: Dana Gricken
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781680468335
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the Dark Queen rises, our world will crumble. For centuries, war has been brewing below the surface of New York. People known as the soulless – immortal humans with strange powers – have threatened life on the surface. The Dark Queen seeks revenge for a crime long forgotten and wants to rule the world. Eighteen-year-old Riley Stark - a new recruit in the Sentinels, a military group that protects Earth from the Underworld – thinks she’s joining for the right reason. As a child, she narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on her life, and has wanted justice ever since. After Riley goes snooping through her records, she finds the terrible truth – her ancestor was Mira Stark who killed the famous Dark King, and the soulless have wanted her family’s blood spilled. When Riley falls in love with a soulless boy she’s been taught to hate, she realizes that she can’t trust anyone – soulless or otherwise.

Dark Queen Waiting

Dark Queen Waiting
Author: Paul Doherty
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781448303540
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Release: 2019-12-01
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Christopher Urswicke must unmask the traitor lurking amongst Margaret Beaufort’s supposedly loyal followers in this gripping medieval mystery. October, 1471. Edward IV sits on the English throne; the House of York reigns supreme. With her young son, Henry Tudor, in exile in France, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, shelters deep in the shadows, secretly plotting for the day when Henry can be crowned the rightful king. But as her supporters are picked off one by one, it becomes clear that a traitor lurks within Margaret’s household. When one of her most loyal henchmen, Jacob Cromart, is murdered in St Michael’s Church, where he had claimed sanctuary, Margaret orders her sharp-witted clerk, Christopher Urswicke, to find out who has betrayed her. How could a man be killed inside a church where the doors are all locked, with no sign of an intruder or weapon? If he is to protect Margaret’s remaining supporters from suffering a similar fate, Urswicke must solve a baffling mystery where nothing is as it first appears.

A Dark Queen Rises

A Dark Queen Rises
Author: Ashok K. Banker
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781328916730
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Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Returning to Ashok K. Banker’s brilliant epic fantasy world of the Burnt Empire, A Dark Queen Rises features Aqreen and Krushita, a mother and daughter on a quest to protect the innocent and bring down tyrants. Queen Aqreen of Aquila leaves her husband Jarsun and flees across the Red Desert. She is determined to keep her daughter from being used by Jarsun to stake his claim to the Burning Throne of Hastinaga, seat of the all-powerful Burnt Empire. But Jarsun is vengeful and can summon legions of demoniac forces at will. The Red Desert is vast, and the journey dangerous. Aqreen and Krushita’s caravan of ten thousand wagons will take several years to reach the only safe harbor, the queendom of Reygar. Jarsun’s pursuit is relentless and his vengeance terrible, but hope shines from the growing powers of little Krushita herself, along with the four-armed, twin-bodied Vanjhani wagon train leader and their band of valiant desert militia. Fierce battles are in store. There are other players in this great game of demigods and mortals, each pursuing their own agendas. The powerful seer-mage Vessa seeks to join Krushita’s talents with that of Drishya, an avatar destined to confront and kill Tyrak, Jarsun’s diabolical son-in-law. Ladislew the assassin aligns with Tyrak for her own reasons. All paths culminate in a feverish finale on the hot sands of Reygar, as father, mother, and daughter confront each other in one ultimate showdown.

Rage of a Dark Queen

Rage of a Dark Queen
Author: P.M. Hansen
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780992431525
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Release: 2015-03-02
Editor: Tsaksen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Second Book of The Last War of Gods and Men In an ancient world of gods and heroes, the threat of war is rising… From the city of Trachis, near the pass of Thermopylae, three kings set sail for the holy island of Asteria and the gathering of kings called by the twin temples of Apollo and Artemis, intent on foiling the plans of Atreus, king of Mycenae, who seeks dominion over all the cities and kingdoms of the Aegean sea. To the north, in the shadow of Mount Olympus, the hero Heracles looks to free the besieged city of Elone, joining forces with the Centaurs to wage war against the combined armies of Lapith and Dryopes warriors, who under the command of the Strategos Coronus have been ordered to destroy the city of the Hellenes. While Hera, the outcast Queen of the Gods, strives to raise a new god to cast aside the old, and will sacrifice the immortals of Pelasgia to achieve her goal. Yet all the while the question remains, where are the other Olympians? Against a backdrop of war and betrayal, a young man will struggle to understand the power of the gods, and his role in the struggle to come. And if they are not careful, the Dark Queen will sacrifice all to chaos.