Best of
Fantasy

1989

The Hobbit: Graphic Novel


Chuck Dixon - 1989
    Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' has become one of the best-loved books of all time. Now Tolkien's fantasy classic has been adapted into a fully painted graphic novel.'The Hobbit' is the story of Bilbo Baggins…a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim the dwarves' stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger – and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most-dreaded dragon Smaug.Illustrated in full colour throughout, and accompanied by the carefully abridged text of the original novel, this handsome authorised edition will introduce new generations to a magical masterpiece – and be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages, everywhere.

The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set


Lloyd Alexander - 1989
    First published more than thirty years ago and translated into twenty different languages, Lloyd Alexander's beloved series has become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. Among their many accolades, the award-winning Chronicles of Prydain count a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and more than two million copies in print.

The Time Quartet Box Set


Madeleine L'Engle - 1989
    This newly designed boxed set features the stunning art of Peter Sis.

The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern


Jody Lynn Nye - 1989
    . .THE DRAGONS: How they developed from little fire-lizards into the huge telepathic creatures that carry human riders and fight ThreadTHE PEOPLE: How they live, the clothes they wear, the food they eatTHE PLACES: What to see and do in individual Holds and WeyrsTHREAD: Its appearance and behavior, the threat it poses, and ways to combat itUPDATED TO INCLUDE THE RENEGADES OF PERN, ALL THE WEYRS OF PERN, THE CHRONICLES OF PERN: FIRST FALL, AND THE DOLPHINS OF PERN

The Complete Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show


Chris Ryall - 1989
    Adapted by Chris Ryall and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, this collection presents the ultimate battle between good and evil that spans many decades and dimensions.Also featuring complete art galleries by Gabriel Rodriguez and Clive Barker, full issue-by-issue annotations by Ryall and Rodriguez, and more!

Magic's Pawn


Mercedes Lackey - 1989
    Nor does he seek a warrior's path, wishing instead to become a Bard. Yet such talent as his if left untrained may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well. So he is sent to be fostered with his aunt, Savil, one of the famed Herald-Mages of Valdemar.But, strong-willed and self-centered, Vanyel is a challenge which even Savil can not master alone. For soon he will become the focus of frightening forces, lending his raw magic to a spell that unleashes terrifying wyr-hunters on the land. And by the time Savil seeks the assistance of a Shin'a'in Adept, Vanyel's wild talent may have already grown beyond anyone's ability to contain, placing Vanyel, Savil, and Valdemar itself in desperate peril...

Wise Child


Monica Furlong - 1989
    Then Wise Child’s mother, Maeve, a black witch, reappears. In choosing between Maeve and Juniper, Wise Child discovers the extent of her supernatural powers—and her true loyalties.

Red Branch


Morgan Llywelyn - 1989
    In a land ruled by war and love and strange enchantments, Cuchulain -- torn between gentleness and violence, haunted by the croakings of a sinister raven -- fights for his honor and his homeland and discovers too late the trap that the gods have set for him in the fatal beauty of Deirdre and the brutal jealousy of King Conor.

Taliesin / Merlin / Arthur


Stephen R. Lawhead - 1989
    There, housed in royal splendor, its awesome powers will be freely available to Arthur's suffering people, becoming the symbol of Arthur's reborn realm. But mysteriously, the Grail disappears. Missing as well is one of Arthur's most trusted men, who has not only taken the Grail but kidnapped Arthur's queen, Guinevere. A desperate search ensues, and a diabolical plot is uncovered, masterminded by none other than the evil Morgian, Queen of Air and Darkness.-- The epic tale of the legendary King Arthur, his lady love guinevere, stalwart advisor Merlin and loyal companion Sir Galahad has entertained and delighted people around the world for generations.

The Night of Wishes


Michael Ende - 1989
    But a small cat and a raven are waiting to foil their plans and save the world.

Angels and Visitations: A Miscellany


Neil Gaiman - 1989
    Craig Russell, Jill Carla Schwarz, Michael Zulli, and Rrandy Broecker.

Sagan om isfolket


Margit Sandemo - 1989
    The author of the series is Margit Sandemo. The novels are based in historical facts, mostly occurring in Scandinavia, but the fantastic is never far off. The series first began as a feuilletonin the Norwegian magazine Hjemmet. The first volume was released 1982, and the series became one of the best-selling series of novels in Scandinavia, with more than 25 million copies sold. The series has been published in at least Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Hungarian and most recently English.The story begins in Trondheim, Norway in 1581, with the story of Silje Arngrimsdotter, and how she comes into contact with Ice People, a community of people living in an isolated valley. From there on it follows Ice People through the centuries, with members of the clan migrating from Norway to Denmark and Sweden. Other members of the clan wind up in or visit various corners of Europe and Asia over the course of the series.Ice People are cursed with a terrible forefather, Tengel the Evil, whose actions resulted in at least one cursed individual being born in every generation. The cursed individuals were born with magical and mystical abilities, but also the potential for bottomless evil. They have also yellow eyes, malformed shoulder blades and Mongol features. Some cursed individuals fought their tendency to evil, whilst others embraced it.Each book tells a separate story, very often the story of one or a few individuals of the clan. Quite often the protagonist of each book is a female, sometimes of Ice People, but sometimes one who will marry into the clan. Many of the books also focus on the cursed individuals, their battle with their evil tendencies, and also how they utilise their powers, be it for good or evil.

The Sandman #1 : Sleep of the Just


Neil Gaiman - 1989
    An occultist accidentally traps Morpheus, the embodiment of Dreams, and holds him for 70 years. Finally free, Morpheus seeks his lost objects of power and rediscovers his place in the universe.

Blue Moon Rising


Simon R. Green - 1989
    And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself-a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch-and even worse terrors hidden in the shadows of Darkwood. Rupert did find a fiery dragon-and a beautiful princess to rescue. But the dragon turned out to be a better friend than anyone back at the castle, and with the evil of Darkwood spreading, Rupert was going to need all the friends he could get.

Knights of Dark Renown


David Gemmell - 1989
    Their hearts were beautiful; their armor was beyond compare. They were greater than princes, more than men.But they were gone, disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Only one held back -- Manannan, whose every instinct told him to stay. Now he was the coward knight, and in torment.Murder and black magic beset the land. Rumors circulated that the king was enchanted, changed, that his soul was dead . . . and that a reign of terror was about to begin.Now Manannan realized he would have to face his darkest fears: he had no choice but to ride through that dreaded gate and seek out his vanished companions.And the secret he would learn there would tear his soul apart . . . ."A sharp, distinctive medieval fantasy. Dramatic, colorful, taut." -- Locus

The Bromeliad Trilogy


Terry Pratchett - 1989
    They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember -- or even believe in -- life beyond the Store walls.Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed.Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think -- and to think BIG.Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett’s engaging trilogy traces the nomes’ flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.

The Great and Secret Show


Clive Barker - 1989
    Now, with The Great and Secret Show he rises to new heights. In this unforgettable epic he wields the full power and sweep of his talents. "Succinctly put," says Barker, "it's about Hollywood, sex and Armageddon." Memory, prophecy and fantasy; the past, the future, and the dreaming moment between are all one country living one immortal day. To know that is Wisdom. To use it is the Art. Armageddon begins with a murder in the Dead Letter Office in Omaha. A lake that has never existed falls from the clouds over Palomo Grove, CA. Young passion blossoms, as the world withers with war. The Great and Secret Show has begun on the stage of the world. Soon the final curtain must fall. In this, the First Book of the Art, Barker has created a masterpiece of the imagination that explores the uncharted territory within our secret lives and most private hearts. Sprawling, ambitious, triumphantly magical and satisfying, The Great and Secret Show is what the rest of life is all about.

Hunter's Moon


Garry Kilworth - 1989
    The animals in Trinity Wood feel safe from predators, but their world is changing, humans are coming closer with their bulldozers, houses, their guns and their dogs.

More Magic of Xanth


Piers Anthony - 1989
    Almost everyone in Xanth--whether centaur, ogre, human, or unicorn--has a magical ability, and uses it to wreak complicated and amusing mayhem. Quests to restore order are the order of the day. This hardcover volume contains the complete texts of books four, five, and six in the Xanth series--Centaur Aisle, in which the future monarch of Xanth, 16-year-old Dor, has to negotiate with nonmagical Mundania; Ogre, Ogre, which tells the romantic story of an Eye Queue-enhanced ogre and a lovely nymph; and Night Mare, in which Imbri, a former night mare, must help stave off the invasion of Xanth by Nextwave barbarians. The first novel in this series, A Spell for Chameleon, appeared in 1977. Piers Anthony is an exceedingly popular author, and the humorous and long-lived Xanth series is why. --Blaise Selby

Guardians Of The Flame: The Heroes


Joel Rosenberg - 1989
    Then the impossible happened: the players found themselves transported into the bodies and personae of their game characters - trapped in an alternate world where magic worked all too well, dragons were a fire-breathing menace, and only those quick enough with a sword, or their wits, survived. The only way back to Earth was a legendary portal called the Gate Between Worlds, but there was no guarantee they'd pass through safely even if they managed to find it. And their new selves had precious little time to devote to the search; they were too busy just trying to stay alive. . . Karl Cullinane, warrior in that fantasy game of long ago, had become a warrior in fact on This Side and won himself an empire. But the peace he'd recently established in his territories was uneasy. Certain members of the Wizards' and Slavers' Guilds would gladly destroy it, he knew - master slaver Ahrmin in particular - unless some of his own less-than-loyal subjects wrecked things first. There had been insidious rumors that Karl meant to gain possession of a fabled wizard-killing sword - though, of course, the sword was meant for his son, Jason. The emperor understood such suspicion; it wouldn't have surprised him to hear that his old friends Walter Slovotsky and the dwarf Ahira were checking out the rumors - for their own reasons, and in their own ways. One never knew where trouble might start. A slavers' raid on one of Karl's baronial capitals, for instance - elves, humans, and treasure taken. Was it an isolated incident or part of some larger plot?

The Harrowing of Gwynedd


Katherine Kurtz - 1989
    The Regents of the boy-king Alroy sought their destruction. And now Bishop Alister Cullen was dead, depriving the Deryni of their greatest friend. But no one could be sure he was really dead. His body lay unchanged and incorruptible. As those questions remained unanswered, the effort to save Deryni had to continue. In the meanwhile, Camber's daughter Evaine pursued the most perilous quest of all--to find among ancient foribidden scrolls the spell that might release Camber. The price to fail--or to succeed--was unthinkable.....

Redwall: Part 3, The Warrior


Brian Jacques - 1989
    "A talented cast of mostly British actors make clever use of burrs and brogues to give every weasel, rat and mouse a distinctive personality".

Tales of the Witch World 1


Andre Norton - 1989
    C. Crispin, Ardath Mayhar, and Robert E. Vardeman.

Mermaid's Song


Alida Van Gores - 1989
    But only two dragons remain, and unless the people of the underwater caverns can find a true Merramaid to act as a Between, evil will prevail in the watery realm.

The Complete Compleat Enchanter


L. Sprague de Camp - 1989
    Omnibus including The Roaring Trumpet, The Mathematics of Magic, The Castle of Iron, The Wall of Serpents, and The Green Magician.The Baen edition includes an introduction by David Drake.

Player's Handbook


David Zeb Cook - 1989
    Everything players need is here: how to determine a character's Strength, Wisdom, Charisma, and other abilities; the difference among the various fantasy races, from elves and halflings to dwarves, gnomes, and others; complete rules for character improvement; the most advantageous mapping and combat procedures; and much more, all in this easy-to-use, revised version of the classic role-playing rulebook. With this 2nd Edition, the best-selling role-playing game in history gets even better!

SKitty


Mercedes Lackey - 1989
    Dick had warned her repeatedly not to hunt on this planet, but what cat ever does what a human tells her to?

Ophelia's Shadow Theatre


Michael Ende - 1989
    Elderly Miss Ophelia, the prompter in a failed theater, collects shadows that do not belong to anyone and teaches them to perform the greatest comedies and tragedies of the world.

Women as Demons


Tanith Lee - 1989
    In this collection of fantasy, science fiction and horror stories, the witch, the vampiress, the femme fatale and the vengeful goddess spring to life.

Come Follow Me: To The Secret World of Elves and Fairies and Gnomes and Trolls.


Gyo Fujikawa - 1989
    A collection of poems interspersed with stories about fairies, elves, gnomes, and other magical creatures.

In the Eyes of Mr Fury


Philip Ridley - 1989
    His death releases passions that have been supressed in the street for many years.

The Stone Drum (Newford Book 1)


Charles de Lint - 1989
    However, characters do reoccur, off center stage as it were, and their stories do follow a sequence."

The Year's Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection


Ellen Datlow - 1989
    Recommended reading lists and selected poetry complete the volume.Contents: * Summation 1988: Fantasy by Terri Windling * Summation 1988: Horror by Ellen Datlow * Horror and Fantasy on the Screen by Edward Bryant * Obituaries * Death is Different by Lisa Goldstein * The Tale of the Rose and the Nightingale (And What Came of It) by Gene Wolfe * It Was the Heat by Pat Cadigan * The Cutter by Edward Bryant * The Freezer Jesus by John DuFresne * Voices of the Kill by Thomas M. Disch * Secretly by Ruth Roston * The Devil's Rose by Tanith Lee * Wempires by Daniel Pinkwater * Scatter My Ashes by Greg Egan * Unfinished Portrait of the King of Pain by Van Gogh by Ian McDonald * Shoo Fly by Richard Matheson * The Thing Itself by Michael Blumlein * The Soft Whisper of Midnight Snow by Charles de Lint * Roman Games by Ann Gay * The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn by Patricia C. Wrede * The Book and Its Contents by Robert Kelly * The Great God Pan by M. John Harrison * Lost Bodies by Ian Watson * Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons * Preflash by John M. Ford * Life of Buddha by Lucius Shepard * Appointment With Eddie by Charles Beaumont * Fragments of Papyrus from the Temple of the Older Gods by William Kotzwinkle * Spillage by Nancy Kress * Snowman by Charles L. Grant * The Scar by Dennis Etchison * Laiken Langstrand by Gwyneth Jones * The Last Poem About the Snow Queen and Pinocchio by Sandra M. Gilbert * Game in the Pope's Head by Gene Wolfe * Playing the Game by Ramsey Campbell * Faces by F. Paul Wilson * Snowfall by Jessie Thompson * Seal-Self by Sara Maitland * No Hearts, No Flowers by Barry N. Malzberg * The Boy Who Drew Unicorns by Jane Yolen * The Darling by Scott Bradfield * Night They Missed the Horror Show by Joe R. Lansdale * Your Story by Rick DeMarinis * Winter Solstice - Camelot Station by John M. Ford * The Boy Who Hooked the Sun by Gene Wolfe * Clem's Dream by Joan Aiken * Love In Vain by Lewis Shiner * In the Darkened Hours by Bruce Boston * A Golden Net for Silver Fishes by Ru Emerson * Dancing Among Ghosts by Jim Aikin * Honorable Mentions: 1988

Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom


Beth Hilgartner - 1989
    She would just lie there in the forest, quite still, until she really woke up. But the birdlike little girl tugged at her hand again. She tried to explain: "I'm Zan, and I'm lost." The little girl only smiled, clearly not understanding.That was how Alexandra Scarsdale first encountered the Orathi, the gentle forest-dwellers. She woke from her own private sorrow into a mysterious, peaceful world that seemed removed from time. The Orathi called her 'Tsan, which in their language meant stranger; but as she learned their words and their ways it became clear that she had been sent to them for some special purpose. And when emissaries from the City came with their cruel demands, Zan knew what her destiny was. Only she could protect her new friends from the peril that threatened them.Zan's quest was to take her far into alien lands, and it brought her a little band of companions whose unexpected talents combined with hers to win a surprising success. Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom is a fantasy in the grand tradition, filled with varied and fascinating characters and rich in color and adventure.

Dungeon Master's Guide


David Zeb Cook - 1989
    Whether you're running a single adventure or masterminding a complete fantasy campaign, the Dungeon Master's Guide is an absolute necessity. The 2nd Edition Dungeon Master's Guide puts all the information you need right at your fingertips - in a fresh, new format, fully indexed for your convenience. Here you'll learn all there is to know about magical spells and items, as well as monsters, combat, travel, NPCs, treasure, encounters, awarding experience, and more!

Dove Isabeau


Jane Yolen - 1989
    In turn, the Prince has a spell cast upon him from which only Dove Isabeau's love can save him. Watercolor illustrations.

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Third Annual Collection


Ellen Datlow - 1989
    Collecting the creme de la creme of the horror and fantasy fields, this third volume amasses the best from 1989, including works by Scott Baker, Pat Cadigan, Joe Haldeman, Tanith Lee, Jonah Carroll, Robert McCammon and Bruce Sterling, as well as extensive overviews of the year in horror and fantasy, and Ed Bryant's survey of the year's movies.

The Ghost Drum


Susan Price - 1989
    His power could only be matched by the witch-girl Chingis. Out of the frozen wastes she studied the words and runes that would give her power to understand the messages of the ghost drum. At last she heard Safa's cries...This book was awarded the 1987 Library Association's Carnegie Medal.

The Power of the Rellard


Carolyn F. Logan - 1989
    Lucy, repeating the fourth grade after a malady of the nervous system has left her with a withered arm, finds herself and her siblings in the midst of a power struggle with agents of an ancient evil.

Imperial Lady


Andre Norton - 1989
    With Imperial Lady, based on the life of a real historical princess of the Han dynasty and mixed with Chinese legendry andry, Andre Norton (a Grand Master of Fantasy) joins with Susan Shwartz to create a stirring, romantic, and unforgettable tale.

Seal Child


Sylvia Peck - 1989
    While entranced by the seals that swim off the shore of the Maine island she visits during holidays, sixth grader Molly befriends an interesting girl her age who seems different from other humans.

A Wind in Cairo


Judith Tarr - 1989
    "A bona fide turn-the-page tale".--Anne McCaffrey.

Hatrack River


Orson Scott Card - 1989
    Book club edition containing Seventh Son, Red Prophet and Prentice Alvin.

Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales


Ibrahim Muhawi - 1989
    But it is much more than this. Over the course of several years they collected tales in the regions of the Galilee, Gaza, and the West Bank, determining which were the most widely known and appreciated and selecting the ones that best represented the Palestinian Arab folk narrative tradition. Great care has been taken with the translations to maintain the original flavor, humor, and cultural nuances of tales that are at once earthy and whimsical. The authors have also provided footnotes, an international typology, a comprehensive motif index, and a thorough analytic guide to parallel tales in the larger Arab tradition in folk narrative.

A Book Of Pixie Stories


Enid Blyton - 1989
    Some pixies are sweet and helpful, but some are lazy, and the naughty ones love to play tricks. In this book you will meet all sorts of pixies, so you will know what to do if you ever see one.

The Unicorn Alphabet


Marianna Mayer - 1989
    28 full-color illustrations.

The Birthday Moon


Lois Duncan - 1989
    Full color.

The Steerswoman


Rosemary Kirstein - 1989
    Steerswomen, and a very few Steersmen, are members of an order dedicated to discovering and disseminating knowledge. Although they are foremost navigators of the high seas, Steerswomen are also explorers and cartographers upon land as well as sea. With one exception, they are pledged to always answer any question put to them with as truthful a response as is possible within their own limitations. However, they also require anyone of whom they ask questions to respond in the same manner, upon penalty of the Steerswomen's ban; those under the ban do not receive answers from the steerswomen.In this novel, Rowan is a Steerswoman who is interested in some strange jewels which have been found distributed in an unusual pattern. These jewels are made of strange materials bonded onto metal. Some think that such jewels are magically produced.

The Blood and Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak


Margaret Mahy - 1989
    Relates the tangled events that lead the students of the Unexpected School on Hurricane Peak to foil the wicked industrialist Sir Quincey and his accomplices and to solve several mysteries.

In the Ever After - Fairy Tales and the Second Half of Life


Allan B. Chinen - 1989
    Collected from around the world, these stories offer an engaging exploration into the problems of adulthood and aging.

Argonautica, Book 3


Apollonius of Rhodes - 1989
    It tells of Jason's successful expedition with the Argonauts to recover the Golden Fleece from Colchis on the Black Sea. Medea, a young Colchian princess, falls in love with Jason and helps him survive the ordeals imposed by her father. The description of Medea's emotional suffering exercised a profound influence on subsequent writers and especially on Virgil in his account of Dido and Aeneas. Dr. Hunter's edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the poem and its poet, an up-to-date text of Book III and a full commentary that discusses the problems of language and translation. He also delves into the poetic meaning of the work and Apollonius' creative use of the Homeric heritage.

S. Petersen's Field Guide to Creatures of the Dreamlands: An Album of Entities from the Land Beyond the Wall of Sleep


Sandy Petersen - 1989
    * Accurate and Up-to-date Information * Over Two Dozen Often-Dreamt Creatures * Quick-Reference Monster ID Key * 26 Evocative Full-Page Paintings * 3 Pages of Full-Color Maps * 50+ Illustrations and Silhouettes * Uniform Presentation of Data * Special Size Comparisons * Habitat, Distribution, and Life Cycles * Similar Lifeforms Distinguished * Latest Preternatural Scholarship * Observer Warnings as Needed * Bibliography * Faithful to Lovecraft

Kuiskaus pimeässä


H.P. Lovecraft - 1989
    Sisällys:Varjo Innsmouthin yllä (The Shadow Over Innsmouth, 1931)Cthulhun kutsu (The Call of Cthulhu, 1926)Dunwichin hirviö (The Dunwich Horror, 1928)Kuiskaus pimeässä (The Whisperer in Darkness, 1930)

Kiki's Delivery Service


Eiko Kadono - 1989
    According to tradition, all witches of that age must leave home for one year, so that they can learn how to live on their own. Kiki, along with her talking cat Jiji, fly away to live in the seaside town of Korico. After starting her own delivery service (using her broom as the delivery vehicle), Kiki must learn how to deal with her new life, especially after she loses the power to fly.

Prince of the Blood


Raymond E. Feist - 1989
    Feist’s bestselling coming-of-age saga celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of its publication. Feist introduces a new generation of readers to his riveting novel of adventure and intrigue, revised and updated as he always meant it to be written. It is a work that explores strength and weakness, hope and fear, and what it means to be a man—in a kingdom where peace is the most precious commodity of all.If there were two more impetuous and carefree men in the Kingdom of the Isles, they had yet to be found. Twins Borric and Erland wore that mantle proudly, much to the chagrin of their father, Prince Arutha of Krondor. But their blissful youth has come to an end. Their uncle, the King, has produced no male children. Bypassing himself, Arutha names Borric, the eldest twin by seconds, the Royal Heir. As his brother, Erland will have his own great responsibilities to shoulder. To drive home their future roles, Arutha sends them as ambassadors to Kesh, the most feared nation in the world. Borric and Erland will be presented to the Queen of Kesh—the single most powerful ruler in the known world—at her Seventy-fifth Jubilee Anniversary. But they have not even left Krondor when an assassination attempt on Borric is thwarted. Aware that he is being provoked into war, Arutha does not rise to the bait. His sons’ journey will not be deterred, for nothing less than peace is riding on it. Yet there is to be no peace for the young princes. When their traveling party is ambushed, Borric disappears and is presumed dead—sending Erland into spirals of rage and grief as he is forced to navigate alone the court intrigues at Kesh. But unbeknownst to anyone, Borric lives and has escaped his captors. In a strange land, with a price on his head, Borric must use all his wits and stamina to find his way back to his brother. On separate paths, the two men—one a fugitive and one a future king—make their journey toward maturity, honor, and duty. For every step they take could sway the fragile peace of the land, as those who crave war rally against them—and become ever more daring.From the Hardcover edition.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon


Nancy Willard - 1989
    Rendered in play format, this is the traditional tale of a spirited young girl in a wretchedly poor household, and the magical white bear who chooses her to share his lavish palace.

The Hashish-Eater


Clark Ashton Smith - 1989
    Then, in a state similar to the Buddhic plane, he is able to mingle with them and identify himself with their actors and objects. Still later, there is a transition in which the visions, and the monstrous and demonic forces he has evoked, begin to overpower him, to hurry him on helplessly, under circumstances of fright and panic. Armies of fiends and monsters, many drawn from the worlds of myth and fable, muster against him, pursue him through a terrible cosmos, and he is driven at last to the verge of a gulf into which falls in cataracts the ruin and rubble of the universe; a gulf from which the face of infinity itself, in all its awful blankness, beyond stars and worlds, beyond created things, even fiends and monsters, rises up to confront him." -- Clark Ashton Smith, Argument of 'The Hashish-Eater'

Hope's Flame


Margaret Weis - 1989
    The land of Ansalon is about to disappear into darkness forever. But a new leader has arisen. As the Golden General leads the forces of good to war, the companions must fight their own battles. Some will rise, some will fall, all in one last, desperate attempt to keep light from departing the world forever.

The Adventures of Mole And Troll


Tony Johnston - 1989
    Two very good friends plan for Mother's Day, go to the beach, experiment with new shoes, and dig tunnels.

The Enemy of My Enemy


Mercedes Lackey - 1989
    Clan Skaht of the Horseclans came to raid, but was deterred by the peace-banners. Then the son of the local king decided to promote himself, by patricide and regicide, and everything changed.Originally appeared in the anthology Friends of the Horseclans II, was collected in Fiddler Fair, which was omnibused as Dragon's Teeth.

Goodnight Horsey


Frank Asch - 1989
    A request for a bedtime glass of water results in a fantastic horsey ride with a surprise ending.

Merryll of the Stones


Brian Caswell - 1989
    Orphaned by an automobile accident in Australia, fifteen-year-old Megan returns to her family's native Wales where, with the help of a new friend, she discovers her true destiny and the meaning of her terrifying dreams.

Eisenheim, El Ilusionista


Steven Millhauser - 1989
    It was made into the film, The Illusionist in 2006.

Once Upon a Time


Graham Oakley - 1989
    Albert may be more than a little dim, but luckily his page, Tyke, knows his fairy tales.

The Odd Warlock Out


Christopher Stasheff - 1989
    Contains three books: The Warlock Heretical, The Warlock's Companion, The Warlock Insane.

The Wizard of Oz


Noel Langley - 1989
    When the movie was released in 1939 by MGM, few could have foreseen that it would retain such enduring appeal. Yet over 60 years on, a third generation is being raised on Dorothy's adventures with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Munchkins. This full version of the original screenplay is for families, schools and children's drama groups to enjoy.

Casting Fortune


John M. Ford - 1989
    Chitaru thinks nothing of producing steaming hot cups of tea from his sleeves for the actors awaiting auditions - what effects will he produce for the audience?And if that weren't enough magic for one evening, what will happen when the mystically reanimated actor finally decides to take his revenge on the director?With two bonus stories set in the same universe! (From book cover)

Out Of The Ordinary


Annie Dalton - 1989
    This leads her to a magical tryst beyond her home and a world of dangerous witchcraft. The musician, Icarus, is her only ally.

Forests of the Night


Tanith Lee - 1989
    Each story is prefaced with a short introduction by the author.

Drabne Of Dole


Bernard Evslin - 1989
    The Celtic hero Finn McCool outwits the sorceress Drabne of Dole, acquiring the magical knowledge he needs to avenge the death of his father Cuhal.