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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Visual Companion

Jude Fisher - 2001
    Tolkien's extraordinary creation Middle-earth, as depicted in the movie The Fellowship of the Ring - the first of three blockbuster films from New Line Cinema. Filled with stunning imagery and with a thorough, informative narrative text, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion will provide the reader with a rich feast of detail and information. Featuring exclusive photos of Frodo, Gandalf, the Ringwraiths, elves, and all the other main characters and creatures of the first film, the book also includes breathtaking pictures of Hobbiton, Rivendell, and Moria. The first of a projected three-book series that no Tolkien fan, from novice to expert, should be without, The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion contains a special eight-page gatefold of large-format images unique to this book.

The Quotable Sandman

Neil Gaiman - 2001
    This unique mini-hardcover contains the most memorable quotes from Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN series, accompanied by masterful renditions of Morpheus and the rest of the Endless, contributed by a remarkable ensemble of artists.

Harry Potter Schoolbooks Box Set: Two Classic Books from the Library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

J.K. Rowling - 2001
    Now, straight from the Hogwarts School Library, come two textbooks used by Harry and all his fellow wizards-in-training. Written by J. K. Rowling under two delightful pseudonyms, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them come packaged in a fabulous box set.Did you know that in 1938 the wizard Zacharias Mumps set down the first full description of the game of Quidditch? Written by a renowned Quidditch expert (and "the author of many Quidditch-related works"), Quidditch Through the Ages reveals everything readers need to know about the most important sport in the wizarding world. From the evolution of the flying broomstick and the rules for playing Quidditch to the changes in the sport since the 14th century (up until today) and details about all the Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland, this book is a must-have for Quidditch fans old and new. Well researched and filled with diagrams, definitions, and more, Quidditch Through the Ages is what every wizard-in-training needs to be a pro. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them offers a complete listing of all the fantastic beasts that exist in Harry Potter's world. From the Acromantula ("a monstrous eight-eyed spider capable of human speech") to the Yeti ("also known as Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman"), here's well-researched information on where they come from, what they look like, what they eat, and, most important, what to do if you ever meet one face-to-face. This indispensible textbook also includes insight into Muggle awareness of fantastic beasts, information on why Magizoology matters, and much more. Adding to the fun and authenticity, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them features scribbled comments in the margins from Harry Potter, the previous owner of this book, as well as his friends Ron and Hermione.

The Fiery Cross part two

Diana Gabaldon - 2001
    The American War of Independence is fast approaching. And it seems that Jamie Fraser and his wife, Claire, and their beloved family are fated to be in the thick of things once again.

Legacy of the Drow

R.A. Salvatore - 2001
    Contains four fantasy adventures with Drizzt Do'Urden and his allies as they fight the vengeance-driven Spider Queen Lolth and her drow followers.

The Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game

Charles Ryan - 2001
    Explains how to play the Wheel of Time roleplaying game, discussing abilities, backgrounds, classes, skills, feats, heroic characteristics, equipment, combat, encounters, the One Power, and geographic terrain.

Wizard for Hire

Jim Butcher - 2001
    This hardback book was published after all three paperbacks and prior to the two hardcover editions, making the Omnibus edition important to collectors.Storm Front: For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name.Fool Moon: Could a werewolf be loose in Chicago? Common sense says no. The grisly evidence says yes. So does Harry Dresden. And with his weird connections, he should knowGrave Peril: In all his years of supernatural sleuthing, Harry Dresden has never faced anything like this: the spirit world's gone postal. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone-or something-is purposely stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself.

The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide

Brian Sibley - 2001
    Tolkien's epic masterwork, The Lord of the Rings. It is a massive production by fans of Tolkien's work for fans of Tolkien's work. This fully authorized Official Movie Guide is the perfect introduction to the total immersion in Tolkien's world that filmgoers will experience. In full color throughout, including lavish, full-bleed production stills, and with exclusive biographies of the stars and filmmakers, this book gives readers a privileged access to behind-the-scenes material found nowhere else. Featuring color photos of the cast, locations, sets, costumes, and creatures of the films, the book also includes an entertaining overview of the conception, design, and logistical challenges of a film project of this epic scale and grandeur.

Bone, Vol. 7: Ghost Circles

Jeff Smith - 2001
    The adventure starts when cousins Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are run out of Boneville and later get separated and lost in the wilderness, meeting monsters and making friends as they attempt to return home.

Fool's Errand

Robin Hobb - 2001
    Since then, Fitz has wandered the world accompanied only by his wolf and Wit-partner, Nighteyes, finally settling in a tiny cottage as remote from Buckkeep and the Farseers as possible.But lately the world has come crashing in again. The Witted are being persecuted because of their magical bonds with animals; and young Prince Dutiful has gone missing just before his crucial diplomatic wedding to an Outislander princess. Fitz’s assignment to fetch Dutiful back in time for the ceremony seems very much like a fool’s errand, but the dangers ahead could signal the end of the Farseer reign.Cover illustration by John Howe

Water & Fire

Tamora Pierce - 2001
    With a heart-pounding mixture of magic and mystery, four outcasts with amazing abilities must learn how to use their magic — and trust each other — in a place where nothing is at first what it seems. Sandry can weave silk thread and create light. Tris has a powerful connection with the weather. Briar has a way with plants. And Daja has the gift of metalcraft. Between these four mages-in-training, they must save their new home, Winding Circle, the only place they have ever been accepted.This spellbinding collection also features Elder Brother, a bonus story. Set in the world of Tortall, a tree who has been turned into a human at the whim of a mage spell must learn how to survive.

Making Money: The Play

Terry Pratchett - 2001
    Then Mrs Lavish, the bank manager, dies, leaving her dog Mr Fusspot, who happens to be the majority shareholder, to Moist.

The Rincewind Trilogy

Terry Pratchett - 2001
    The Rincewind trilogy stars scruffy-bearded Rincewind, sixteen years at the lowest level of the Unseen University, silver letters on his droopy-brim pointed hat spell WIZZZARD, and his robes of faded red, are the only proof of his profession. The harder he runs from trouble, the deeper he gets entangled.1 Sourcery 1988 is natural magic from Coin, the eighth son of the eighth son of the - you get it. His powerful papa-possessed staff jolts the lazy gluttonous professors against the wishes of the late ArchChancellor's determined talking hat. 2 Eric 1990 is a rude acne-pimpled boy who summons Rincewind instead of a demon to fulfill his wishes of riches and womanly partner in sort-of Aztec Mexico and Troy.3 Interesting Times 1994, like the Chinese curse, sends Rincewind to the Aurient where Ghengiz Cohen and the white-haired hobbling heroic Silver Horde of seven conquer villainous Vizier Hong with rumors of a ghost army and terra-cotta tomb soldiers.

Wild Seed

Octavia E. Butler - 2001
    He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears no one until she meets Doro. Together they weave a pattern of destiny (from Africa to the New World) unimaginable to mortals.

Dragon & Issola

Steven Brust - 2001
    Now, in one handy volume, are the two newest adventures of Vlad Taltos, human in aworld of near-immortal Dragaeran "elfs," witch and telepathic partner to the winged-lizard Loiosh. Dragon tells the story htat has bedeviled Vlad's fans for years: how a self-respecting assassin ended up as a soldier on the losing side of the famous Battle of Baritt's Tomb -- an apocalyptic warbetween two sorcerous armies. Since Vlad much prefers the shadows to daylight, and a knife in the back to massed magical battle, you know the answer involves the words "kicking and screaming"... Issola finds an older and slightly wiser Vlad on the run from his employers, the house of jhereg, over the small matter of a double-cross. Unfortunately, he's going to wish he had only the jhereg to worry about, since two of his most powerful friends have been kidnapped by teh Jenoine -- the enigmatic race that may have created the Dragaerans hundreds of thousands of years ago and who are masters of time and space itself. And if that's not enough, the Jenoine apparently want to hire Vlad to kill a God....

Drenai Tales: Volume One

David Gemmell - 2001
    An omnibus edition of some of David Gemmel's fantasy novels, Waylander, Legend, The King Beyond The Gate, plus a new previously unpublished short story, Druss The Legend.

Callahan's Lady

Spider Robinson - 2001
    At Lady Sally's House, the customer doesn't necessarily come first: even the staff are genuinely enjoying themselves.Wife of time traveling bartender Mike Callahan, and employer of some of the most unusual and talented performing artists ever to work in the field of hedonic interface, Her Ladyship has designed her House to be an "equal opportunity enjoyer," discreetly, tastefully and joyfully catering to all erotic tastes and fantasies, however unusual. Like her famous husband, Lady Sally doesn't even insist that her customers be "human." long as they have good manners.Small wonder, then, that she and her staff encounter beings as unique and memorable as the superhuman Colt, whose banner never, ever flags...Diana, the deadly dominatrix who "cannot" be disobeyed...Tony Donuts, the moronic man-monster even the Mafia doesn't want to mess with...or Charles, the werewolf with a distinct difference...

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

Brian Sibley - 2001
    4 hours4 cassettes J.R.R. Tolkien'sThe Fellowship of the Ring Order the audiobook today before the feature film release this holiday season. J. R. R. Tolkien's groundbreaking epic of good versus evil, extraordinary heroes, wondrous creatures and dark armies of terror will be presented in a trilogy of feature films. "The Fellowship of the Ring" - December 19, 2001"The Two Towers" - Holiday 2002"The Return of the King" - Holiday 2003 This first book in the classic trilogy will be available for the first time as a stand alone audio program. The full cast BBC dramatization complete with music and sound effects features Ian Holm, who stars as Bilbo Baggins in the motion picture.

Tales of the Rigante: Sword in the storm / Midnight falcon

David Gemmell - 2001
    Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate. Born of the storm that slew his father, he is Connavar, and tales of his courage spread like wildfire. The Seidh--a magical race as old as time--take note of the young warrior and cast a malignant shadow across his life. For soon a merciless army will cross the water, destroying forever the timeless rhythms of life among the Rigante. Swearing to protect his people, Connavar embarks on a quest that will take him into the heart of the enemy. Along the way, he receives a gift: a sword as powerful and deadly as the Seidh who forged it. Thus he receives a name that will strike fear into the hearts of friend and foe alike--a name proclaiming a glorious and bitter destiny . . . Demonblade.MIDNIGHT FALCON Bane the Bastard is the illegitimate son of the Rigante king who men called Demonblade. Born of treachery, Bane grew up an outcast in his own land, feared by his fellow highlanders, and denied by the father whose unmistakable mark he bore?the eyes of Connavar, one tawny brown, the other emerald green. Hounded from the country of his birth, Bane found acceptance across the seas?only to have it stripped away in an instant by a cruel and deadly swordsman. Now fighting as a gladiator in the blood-soaked arenas of the Empire, Bane lives for one thing: revenge. And he pursues his goal with the same single-minded determination that won his father a crown. But more is at stake than a young warrior?s quest for vengeance. The armies of the Stone are preparing to march on the lands of the Rigante. The fate of human and Seidh alike will be decided by the clash of swords?and by the bonds of twisted love and bitterness between a father and a son . . .

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: A Deluxe Pop-Up Book

Jill Daniels - 2001
    This lavish visual retelling includes six of the key scenes from this beloved saga and each one is brought to life with exciting pop-ups, pull-tabs, and creative 3-D engineering. With new full-color illustrations, and page after page of interactive fun, fans of all ages can relive the magical adventures of Harry Potter!

The Sight

David Clement-Davies - 2001
    The she-wolf's pups will not be able to survive the harsh Transylvanian winter. And they are being stalked by a lone wolf, Morgra, possessed of a mysterious and terrifying power known as the Sight. Morgra knows that one of the pups born beneath the castle holds a key to power even stronger than her own power that could give her control of this world and the next. But the pack she hunts will do anything to protect their own, even if it means setting in motion a battle that will involve all of nature, including the creature the wolves fear the most: Man.

Anne McCaffrey Freedom Collection: Freedom's Landing, Freedom's Challenge, Freedom's Choice

Anne McCaffrey - 2001
    Thousands are herded onto slave ships headed for the intergalactic auction block.Kris Bjornsen is captured in Denver on her way to her college classes and wakes up on the primitive planet Barevi. Courageous and resourceful, she manages a single-woman escape from the Catteni and is living in the wilds of the planet when she comes to the aid of a Catteni soldier pursued by his own ranks. Recaptured together, they join forces with other slaves to outwit their captors and a hostile planetary environment.Freedom's Challenge - multi-voice narration, directed by Ruth BloomquistKris Bjornsen has come a long way since alien slave ships scooped her up in Denver with thousands of others. Dropped off on an apparently uninhabited world with the rest, she has fallen in love with Zainal, a renegade Catteni, and made a comfortable life for herself and her new family. But she feels a soldier's duty to escape Botany and rejoin the struggle for freedom.Freedom's Choice - multi-voice narration, directed by Ruth BloomquistThe shipments of Catteni slaves continue, but they find that they are enjoyably reinventing the creature comforts of home, and searching for the origin of the Farmers who were the original occupants of Botany, all under the keen eyes of two very different observers. When scouts for the Emassi come to retrieve Zainal, shanghaied in the original shipment of slaves, Botany changes irrevocably. Listeners will delight in this continued adventure of survival, romance, and ingenuity.


Clive Barker - 2001
    With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror -- a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.Barker turns from his usual horror to epic-length fantasy for this account of the Fugue, a magical land inhabited by descendants of supernatural beings who once shared the earth with humans. The Fugue has been woven into a carpet for protection against those who would destroy it; the death of its guardian occasions a battle between good and particularly repulsive evil forces for control of the Fugue. Weaveworld is rich with memorable characters, exciting situations, and pockets of Barker's trademark horror.

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) (Dramatised)

Brian Sibley - 2001
    Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

The Mists of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley - 2001
    A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come....

The Edge Chronicles Standalone: The Lost Barkscrolls

Paul Stewart - 2001
    The Lost Barkscrolls include the stories CLOUD WOLF, THE SLAUGHTERER'S QUEST, THE BLOODING OF RUFUS FILATINE and THE STONE PILOT.Unfortunately, this book is no longer in print. However, These four stories have now been included in the four most recent UK editions of the original books.- Cloud Wolf is now the first five chapters of The Curse of the Gloamglozer.- The Stone Pilot is at the end of Midnight over Sanctaphrax.- The Slaughterer’s Quest is at the end of The Last of the Sky Pirates.- The Blooding of Rufus Filatine is at the end of Freeglader.

The Gryphon: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Is Rediscovered

Nick Bantock - 2001
    It's odd stuff. I'm trying to decide if I've encountered an elaborate fiction, or a series of events that, if true, cast doubt over any concept of reality I've ever held.--MatthewThe correspondence of Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, at turns enigmatic, sumptuous, and romantic, reveals dangerous undercurrents and strange forces at work in the universe. These powers have only grown stronger with the couple's disappearance. Nothing is heard from them for quite some time, until Sabine asks Matthew Sedon, a young archaeologist working in Egypt, for help. As Matthew is reluctantly drawn into the intrigue, he finds encouragement from his strong-willed girlfriend, Isabella de Reims. Miles away in Paris, Isabella struggles with haunting glimpses of mythic landscapes and surreal creatures that come to her in waking dreams. Slowly Matthew and Isabella realize that to unlock this secret world is to open the door to their deepest yearnings. Author and artist Nick Bantock tells a story like no other: As you pull handwritten letters from stamped envelopes, the enchanting world of The Gryphon literally unfolds in your hands as it takes root in your imagination.

American Gods

Neil Gaiman - 2001
    Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.Scary, gripping and deeply unsettling, American Gods takes a long, hard look into the soul of America. You'll be surprised by what - and who - it finds there...This is the author's preferred text, never before published in the UK, and is about 12,000 words longer than the previous UK edition.

Myth and Magic: The Art of John Howe

John Howe - 2001
    Pre-eminent among those who have is John Howe.  Now, for the first time ever, a portfolio of more than 250 of his paintings and sketches has been collected together which celebrates the breathtaking vision of one of the foremost fantasy artists working today. Myth & Magic takes the reader on a journey through John Howe’s work, from his early days as a student to his most recent paintings, and features a number of previously unseen pictures. All of his Tolkien work inspired by The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth is included, and this is complemented by a dazzling array of the many works of art that he has produced, ranging from books on dragons and myth and legend, children’s books that he has written as well as illustrated, to a wealth of cover paintings for some of the biggest names in fantasy. John Howe has additionally provided an entertaining and informative commentary which gives the story behind his work.  Myth & Magic also boasts contributions from Tolkien expert and author of The Lord of the Rings Movie Guide, Brian Sibley, and top fantasy authors such as Robin Hobb and Robert Holdstock, features a revealing insight from Oscar-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen into the challenge of becoming John Howe’s ‘Gandalf’, and includes an exclusive Foreword by Peter Jackson, the directorof The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy. From the beloved painting of ‘Smaug’ that decorates The Hobbit, and the world famous ‘Gandalf’ picture which is synonymous with the one-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings, to the spectacular images which adorn best-selling novels around the world, this sumptuous gallery will delight all fans of Tolkien and fantasy, as it takes us on an unforgettable tour through the imagination of one of the finest artists in the world. A tour through the realms of Myth & Magic.

Linnets and Valerians

Elizabeth Goudge - 2001
    Commandeering a pony and trap, the children and their dog are led away as the pony makes his way nonchalantly home. The pony’s destination happens to be a house that belongs to the children’s uncle Ambrose. Gruff but loveable Uncle Ambrose agrees to take them under his wing, letting the children have free rein in his sprawling manor house and surrounding countryside.Befriending the motley collection of house guests, including an owl, a giant cat, and a servant who converses with bees, and getting to know the miscellaneous inhabitants of the village, the four siblings discover a life in which magic and reality are curiously intermingled and evil and tragedy lurk never far away.This charming story beautifully depicts early twentieth century English country life while conjuring an air of magical adventure. It is full of vivid characters, battles between good and evil and wonderful spell-binding moments.


Brom - 2001
    In addition to covers from best-selling novels by Terry Brooks and Anne McCaffrey, there are illustrations for comic books (Batman); movies (Galaxy Quest and Sleepy Hollow); computer games (Doom II), and collectible cards (ICE’s Lord of the Rings). More than 120 haunting images.

Out of Avalon

Jennifer Roberson - 2001
    Mist-shrouded, wrapped in magic. The legendary island of the Goddess, resting place of Arthur. This mystical island's legacy has remained strong over the centuries, becoming a symbol of hope and wonder.Out of Avalon presents fifteen original stories of magic, adventure, and romance from an era lost to history - yet always remembered by those with imagination...

Cast in Moonlight

Michelle Sagara - 2001
    She also has a smart mouth, sharp wits and mysterious markings on her skin. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra - if she survives her first meeting with the Hawks!Join Kaylin for more adventures in the Chronicles of Elantra.Cast in Moonlight can be read in the anthology Harvest Moon.

A Redwall Winter's Tale

Brian Jacques - 2001
    Late at night after the festivities have ended, Mighty Bulbrock Badger sends the little ones off to sleep with the tale of the giant Snow Badger who comes on the first night of winter, bringing snow across the land. The grown-up Redwallers chuckle at the fanciful tale, but is it only a tale? Bungo the mole-babe isn�t so sure, and is determined to stay awake and find out!

The Curse of the Gloamglozer: First Book of Quint

Paul Stewart - 2001
    He and his father have journeyed to the city of Sanctaphrax – a great floating rock, bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds.But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible lurks. With his father away, Quint may be the only one who can save Sanctaphrax from the dreaded curse of the gloamglozer . . .The Curse of the Gloamglozer is the first book of the Quint Saga – first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Next Set

Jasper Fforde - 2001
    Your chance to read the first four volumes of one of the most thought-provoking and tremendously humorous epics in modern publishing. Join the quest in THE EYRE AFFAIR, where Fforde introduces the fresh and delightfully original literary detective, Thursday Next. With the wit and imagination of Lewis Carroll, and the ability to grip the reader from the start, Jasper Fforde has created a feisty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away. Follow her adventures as she continues her exciting journey into the world's best books in LOST IN A GOOD BOOK, THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS and SOMETHING ROTTEN.

The Dilemma Deepens: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 7-9

Lemony Snicket - 2001
    The third unfortunate gift/box -- set of this New York Times best -- selling series, which will include The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival.Book Details: Format: Box Set Publication Date: 9/23/2003 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up

Divine By Mistake

P.C. Cast - 2001
    But then her latest purchase--a vase with the Celtic goddess Epona on it--somehow switches her into the world of Partholon, where she's treated like a goddess. A very temperamental goddess... It seems that Shannon has stepped into another's role as the Goddess Incarnate of Epona. And while it has some very appealing moments--what woman doesn't like a little pampering now and then?--it also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and the threat of war against the evil Fomorians. Oh, and everyone disliking her because they think she's her double.Somehow Shannon needs to figure out how to get back to Oklahoma without being killed, married to a horse or losing her mind... .

The Little White Horse

Elizabeth Goudge - 2001
    Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort—a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it—and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?A new-fashioned story that is as wonderful as the best fairy tales.

The Perilous Gard

Elizabeth Marie Pope - 2001
    In 1558, while exiled by Queen Mary Tudor to a remote castle known as Perilous Gard, young Kate Sutton becomes involved in a series of mysterious events that lead her to an underground world peopled by Fairy Folk—whose customs are even older than the Druids’ and include human sacrifice.

W.I.T.C.H all comics

Elisabetta Gnone - 2001
    Italian fantasy- about magical girl in series .W.I.T.C.H in over 65 countries.The series tells the story of five teenage girls who are chosen to be the new Guardians .They protectors of the center of the universe.It has 139 issues with some special issues.

The Seventh Tower

Garth Nix - 2001
    A veil was created over the world, upholding the rule of magic. One war ended...and another silently began.Tal has spent his whole life in the darkness. He knows nothing else of the world. Far below the Castle, there lives an Icecarl warrior named Milla. Her fate and Tal's are irreversibly linked. Together they will discover the secrets behind the veil -- and the forces desperately tryingto tear it apart.From dream worlds to nightmare visions, brilliant magic to fierce combat, this is an epic story of darkness, light, and all the shadows in between.

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards: The Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'

Michael N. Stanton - 2001
    Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes.

The Best of Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll - 2001
    Included, too, are facsimiles of the memorable original illustrations for the Alice books by the eminent English artist, Sir John Tenniel. Tenniel's drawings won instant renown for their perfect integration with the text. Other illustrations in this richly satisfying collection are by the well-known artist, Henry Holiday.


Michael Moorcock - 2001
    An introspective weakling in thrall to his black-bladed, soul-eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings through brooding, desolate lands leads inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos. This volume brings together The Stealer of Souls and Stormbringer, the first two published books of Elric's adventures, and confirms Michael Moorcock's place as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.Omnibus of Stealer of Souls (collection, 1963) and Stormbringer (novel, 1977 revised version)Contents:•1 • The Dreaming City • [The Elric Saga] • (1961) • novelette by Michael Moorcock •35 • While the Gods Laugh • [The Elric Saga] • (1961) • novelette by Michael Moorcock •73 • The Stealer of Souls • [The Elric Saga] • (1962) • novelette by Michael Moorcock •119 • Kings in Darkness • [The Elric Saga] • (1962) • novelette by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn [as by Michael Moorcock ] •155 • The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams • [The Elric Saga] • (1962) • novelette by Michael Moorcock (aka The Flame Bringers) •191 • Stormbringer • [The Elric Saga • 6] • (1965) • novel by Michael Moorcock


Kathleen Duey - 2001
    She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove -- until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Heart is thrilled when she realizes Avamir is in foal. But when the colt is born weak and disfigured, Simon decides to sell Heart's beloved horses to be slaughtered by the town's soapmaker. Can Heart find a way to protect them -- and the only love she has ever known?


Diana Wynne Jones - 2001
    His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him.In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Leo, truly lives a dog's life. Although he is the pet of a girl who loves him, both child and dog are mistreated by the family with whom they live. But the worldly obstacles Leo faces are minor when compared with his chilling encounters with the Dark Powers that are set against him. His quest seems hopeless until at last Sol, Moon, and Earth itself come to his aid.Dogsbody is a tense, exciting, sciencefiction fantasy, a thriller, and a touching dog story all in one.

The Little Country

Charles de Lint - 2001
    But true magic lurks within the pages of The Little Country, drawing genuine danger from across the oceans into Janey's life, impelling her--armed only with her music--toward a terrifying confrontation.Come walk the mist-draped hills of Cornwall, come walk the ancient standing stones. Listen to the fiddles, and the wind, and the sea. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of...The Little Country.

The World of Shannara

Terry Brooks - 2001
    This indispensable resource illuminates the history, mythology, magic, characters, places, and events of the bestselling series. Full-color paintings and b&w illustrations throughout.

The Bone Doll's Twin

Lynn Flewelling - 2001
    But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister’s throne. Now plague and drought stalk the land, war with Skala’s ancient rival Plenimar drains the country’s lifeblood, and to be born female into the royal line has become a death sentence as the king fights to ensure the succession of his only heir, a son. For King Erius the greatest threat comes from his own line — and from Illior’s faithful, who spread the Oracle’s words to a doubting populace.As noblewomen young and old perish mysteriously, the king’s nephew — his sister’s only child — grows toward manhood. But unbeknownst to the king or the boy, strange, haunted Tobin is the princess’s daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny. Only Tobin’s noble father, two wizards of Illior, and an outlawed forest witch know the truth. Only they can protect young Tobin from a king’s wrath, a mother’s madness, and the terrifying rage of her brother’s demon spirit, determined to avenge his brutal murder....

Angel of Ruin

Kim Wilkins - 2001
    The Lodge of the Seven Stars is good for research but Sophie's a sceptic and doesn't believe in any of the rituals. Until she meets The Wanderer who has a story to tell her.

Kushiel's Dart

Jacqueline Carey - 2001
    It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good... and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission... and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair... and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear. Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age, and the birth of a new.

Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1

Doranna Durgin - 2001
    One girl in all the world, to find the vampires where they gather, and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. In our time, that girl is Buffy Summers. But Buffy is merely one Slayer in an eternal continuum of warriors for the Powers That Be.We've known of others; The Primal Slayer, who stalked the earth and the forces of darkness in fierce solitude... Nikki, the funky hipster whose demise at Spike's hands lent an urban edge to his wardrobe and a bigger bounce to his swagger. Slayers by nature have a limited life expectancy; for each one who falls, another rises to take her place.Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1, chronicles Slayers past who have influenced -- and are influenced by -- the traditions and mythologies of yore. From ancient Greece, to aristocratic Slayers holding court in revolution-era France, to the legend of the Bloody Countess Elizabeth Bathory, to 1920's Munich, each girl has a personal history, a shared moral code, and a commitment to conquer evil, regardless of the cost...Contents:A Good Run, Greece, 490 B.C.E. / Greg RuckaThe White Doe, London, 1586 / Christie GoldenDie Blutgrafin [The Blood Countess], Hungary, 1609 / Yvonne NavarroUnholy Madness, France, 1789 / Nancy HolderMornglom Dreaming, Kentucky, 1886 / Doranna Durgin>Silent Screams, Germany, 1923 / Mel OdomAnd White Splits the Night, Florida, 1956 / Yvonne Navarro

Book of Shadows

Cate Tiernan - 2001
    I can do things normal people can't do. Powerful things. Magical things. It scares me.I never chose to learn witchcraft. But I'm starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing me.

The Seventh Princess

Nick Sullivan - 2001
    There people start bowing to her, calling her Princess Miranda, and catering to her every whim. It seem like a dream come true ... until she discovers that the evil Duke Rinaldo has hatched a devilish plot to make her his next victim.

The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

Allan Zola Kronzek - 2001
    K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn:•how to read tea leaves •where to find a basilisk today •how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn •who the real Merlin was •how to safely harvest mandrake root •who wore the first invisibility cloak•how to get rid of a goblin •why owls were feared in the ancient world•what really lies beyond the Veil•the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5

Jasper Fforde - 2001
    A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1–5Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection who is “part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).The Eyre AffairLost in a Good BookThe Well of Lost PlotsSomething RottenFirst Among Sequels

The Big Big Big Book of Tashi

Anna Fienberg - 2001
    He's brave. He's bold. He's the best! Tashi is too cunning for the warlord and the wicked baron and far too clever for giants, ghosts, witches, and demons. Best of all, Tashi tells the most fantastic stories. Included here are 14 of his daredevil adventures and a map of Tashi's village and its surroundings.

The Selected Stories, Vol. 5: Owls Hoot in the Daytime and Other Omens

Manly Wade Wellman - 2001

Children of the Lion: Cheysuli Omnibus 3

Jennifer Roberson - 2001
    A sprawling saga of the triumphs--and exile--of a warrior race of shapechangers, the magical odyssey continues in books five and six, together for the first time in one volume...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Lost Slayer Omnibus

Christopher Golden - 2001
    Sunnydale has not gone smoothly. She feels awkward, insecure, and jealous that Willow's all over the college life. So when she is visited by a prophecy of impending danger, the timing couldn't be worse. There's plenty of evil afoot as it is: a unified troop of vampires has descended upon Sunnydale, and tension between Buffy and Willow gets in the way of demon hunting. Before long, a single moment of bad judgment catapults Buffy into an alternate future dimension where vampires reign supreme. Imprisoned in the body of her 24-year-old-self -- and confronting friends and foes the likes of which she'd never imagined -- the Slayer must uncover her past misstep and correct it, or risk facing a terrifying monster that she herself has created....

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Selected Themes from the Motion Picture : French Horn Solo, Duet, Trio (Instrumental Series)

John Williams - 2001
    Scored for Frech horn and playable by any combination of instruments -- large ensembles, small ensembles, or solos -- the arrangements capture the wonderful sounds from the movie. Fingering charts are included. Titles are: Hedwig's Theme * Diagon Alley * Hogwarts Forever * Nimbus 2000 * Cast a Christmas Spell * Harry's Wondrous World.

The Lion Throne

Jennifer Roberson - 2001
    In Flight of the Raven: Aidan, only child of Brennan and Aileen, is heir to the Lion Throne of Homana and inheritor of a prophecy carried down through the generations. But will Aidan, driven as he is by strange visions and portents, prove the weak link in the ages-old prophecy—the Cheysuli who fails to achieve his foretold destiny? For as Aidan prepares to set out for Erinn to claim his betrothed, he will become the focus of forces out of legend, visited by the ghosts of long-dead kinsmen, and by the Hunter, a mysterious being who may be a Cheysuli god incarnate.Commanded by the Hunter to undertake a quest to claim a series of “god-given” golden links, Aidan will find himself challenged by the Cheysuli’s most deadly foe—Lochiel, the son of Strahan—who will use every trick of Ihlini sorcery to stop Aidan and destroy the promise of the prophecy once and for all…. In A Tapestry of Lions: Nearly a century has passed since the Prophecy of the Firstborn was set in motion—the generational quest to recreate the magical race which once held sway in the lands ruled by Homana’s Mujar. Now, Kellin, heir to Homana’s throne, has only to sire an offspring with an Ihlini woman to reach this goal. But Kellin wants nothing of prophecy, nor even of his own magical heritage. Embittered by tragedy, he refuses the sacred lir-bonding, becoming anathema in the eyes of his Cheysuli kin. But willing participant or not, Kellin provides a very real threat to the Ihlini—the ancient enemies of the Cheysuli people—for should the prophecy be fulfilled, life as the Ihlini know it will end. How can a lirless warrior ever hope to escape the traps of the Ihlini sorcerers? And how can the prophecy ever be realized when the man born to become its final champion shuns his destined role?

The Young Wizards

Diane Duane - 2001
    Nita doesn't have a highly significant scar on her forehead, nor does she live with abusive adoptive parents. She's a perfectly ordinary girl living with her perfectly amiable family (well, her younger sister, Dairine, is impossible, but that's the way younger sisters are) on Long Island, where she goes to public school and has problems with the class bully.Then one day she runs across one of those little books that help young people decide on a career: So You Want To Be a Doctor; So You Want To Be a Plumber; So You Want To Be a Wizard...Nita can't resist. She takes it home; she studies it; she recites the Wizard's Oath she finds inside--and she finds herself launched on a whole series of dangerously magical adventures. They take her to the depths of the ocean, to the moon and beyond, and to other dimensions entirely. She meets and befriends (and sometimes does battle with) wizards of all sorts and species. And every so often she, Kit and Dairine save the universe.

Sailor Moon Stars # 3

Naoko Takeuchi - 2001
    Battling the Evil Sailor Galaxia for the safety of the Universe. Darien and Sailor Moon's teammates have been destroyed, her advisors turn into ordinary housecats, the outer Senshi have disappeared, and the Sailor Star Lights have been defeated. Only Sailor Moon, Princess Kakyuu and Sailor Chibichibi remain to battle the greatest threat to the universe yet.

Terry Pratchett

Andrew M. Butler - 2001
    Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. The success of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series has been so phenomenal that there have been radio serializations, TV adaptations, plays, audiobooks, pottery figures, calendars, diaries, an encyclopedia, computer games, a quizbook, a CD of music inspired by Discworld, fanclubs, and Discworld Conventions. This volume is a book-by-book analysis of the complete Discworld series and of the other novels by Pratchett. This book covers it all, from The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy and Good Omens to the Discworld sequence from The Colour of Magic to Thief of Time.

Requiem for the Devil

Jeri Smith-Ready - 2001
    For the first time in his existence, Lucifer falls in love, and this event threatens to transform his identity and perhaps even his destiny. Gianna O'Keefe is the woman who drags him out of his ancient despair and points him toward possible salvation. Yet Lucifer's path from evil is neither straight nor smooth. Pursuing love means betraying his fellow fallen angels, the loyal friends who once followed him to damnation. Divine and infernal forces seem to conspire against his and Gianna's union. Lucifer's empire crumbles around him as he dares to defy the natural order and question his fate.

Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra

C.S. Lewis - 2001
    With them he flies to Malacandra (Mars). There he escapes his two captors and discovers an amazing range of rational and spiritual creatures on the planet.In the sequel, Ransom is sent by the Eldila to Perelandra (Venus) to battle against evil incarnate and preserve a second Eden from the evil forces present in the possessed body of his enemy, Weston.

Summers at Castle Auburn

Sharon Shinn - 2001
    But now that she is a young woman, she begins to see the dark side of this magical place...

The Complete Ivory

Doris Egan - 2001
    The three acclaimed novels from the Ivory trilogy - The Gate of Ivory, Two-Bit Heroes, and Guilt-Edged Ivory - chronicle the fantastical adventures of Theodora, an anthropology student whose travels to the planet Ivory unleash her own magical talents, in an omnibus edition.

Legacy of the Wolf: Cheysuli Omnibus #2

Jennifer Roberson - 2001
    A sprawling saga of the triumphs—and exile—of a warrior race of shapechangers. The magical odyssey began with the first two books collected in the recent omnibus Shapechangers Song, and now continues in books three and four, together for the first time in one volume.

Age of Misrule

Mark Chadbourn - 2001
    Following in their footsteps are creatures of folklore. As they grow in power, so technology is swept away. It is myth and magic that now rule the supreme in this new Dark Age.

Christmas in Camelot

Mary Pope Osborne - 2001
    Christmas in Camelot is a very special Magic Tree House book. Here, author Mary Pope Osborne uses the literary skills for which she’s known to create a longer, more in-depth story featuring the characters kids have come to love. The result is magical: a fast-paced but detailed, easy-to-read story. Jack and Annie go on a quest to save Camelot, a quest that will prove to a beleaguered King Arthur that children and imagination really can make a difference.

The Trouble Begins: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3

Lemony Snicket - 2001
    The set includes The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window.Book Details: Format: Box Set Publication Date: 10/2/2001 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up

Eva Ibbotson 3-in-1: Which Witch?, The Secret of Platform 13 & Island of the Aunts

Eva Ibbotson - 2001
    But which witch will Arriman choose? Warty, wicked, or just plain rude-witches galore enter his spell-casting competition. Poor Belladonna doesn't have a chance. Her spells conjure up pink begonias or ice-cream sundaes, not a single viper or toad. But with the help of a mysterious orphan and a worm named Rover, Belladonna just might do something really sinister.The Secret of Platform 13A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom--an island where humans live happily with feys, mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door opens for nine days every nine years. A lot can go wrong in nine days. When the beastly Mrs. Trottle kidnaps the prince of the Island, it's up to a strange band of rescuers to save him. But can an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey really troop around London unnoticed?Island of the AuntsWhen the kindly old aunts decide that they need help caring for creatures who live on their hidden island, they know that adults can't be trusted. What they need are a few special children who can keep a secret-a secret as big as a magical island. And what better way to get children who can keep really big secrets, than to kidnap them! (After all, some children just plain need to be kidnapped.)

Harry Potter and the Psychic Serpent

B.L. Purdom - 2001
    Hermione's torn between Ron and Harry, who's torn between her and Ginny, who's torn between him and Draco Malfoy, who's torn between her and loyalty to his father. Plus: a Prophecy, Animagus training, a Dueling Club, Snape's Penseive, kilts, giants, house elf liberation and more!Cover by Leela Starsky

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia, #5)

Paul McCusker - 2001
    Hosted by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis, these timeless classics have mesmerized millions around the world. Upon entering an enchanted world called Narnia, four ordinary children learn extraordinary lessons in courage, self-sacrifice, friendship, and honor. Brought to life in London by a cast of more than 100 actors, including award-winners Paul Scofield, David Suchet, and Ron Moody, the 7-part Chronicles of Narnia provides over 22 hours of exhilaring listening entertainment. Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Join Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace on an exciting sea voyage that will take you to an encounter with a gigantic sea serpent, to a land of darkness where nightmares come true, and even to an island where a boy is turned into a dragon This is a faithful adaptation of the classic Chronicles of Narnia novel by C. S. Lewis. Recorded in London with some of England's finest actors, it includes film-style sound effects and a rich musical score.


Kim Wilkins - 2001
    Faking a wrist injury, she takes time off to return to England, her mother's home country, to search for her own roots and to find out more about her grandmother, a 'white witch' who settled in a bleak village on the North Yorkshire coast. Maisie's mother is set against her going, and refuses to tell her daughter anything about the woman, other than that - even dead - she is dangerous. On her arrival in Solgreve, she receives a hostile welcome from her new neighbours and begins to find clues to her grandmother's mysterious death. Amongst the clutter in her grandmother's house is a diary written by a young French woman who eloped with a penniless English poet and settled in the village. Through this diary, Maisie discovers the existence of an unnatural presence which still preys on the lives of the people of the village, past and present. This book will appeal to the huge Anne Rice market: a gothic, romantic horror story with a credible, strong and extremely likeable heroine at the heart of it, backed by atmospheric descriptions of Yorkshire and a convincing setting in the music world.

A T. A. Barron Collection: The Lost Years of Merlin; The Seven Songs of Merlin; The Fires of Merlin

T.A. Barron - 2001
    A. Barron's popular series on Merlin's boyhood are now available at an exceptional value in this hardcover three-in-one omnibus volume, which includes the complete texts of The Lost Years of Merlin, The Seven Songs of Merlin, and The Fires of Merlin. Readers will be captivated as they follow Merlin from his early childhood in ancient Wales to the mythical island of Fincayra, where he embarks on a thrilling series of adventures and finally enters into young adulthood. Perfect for any gift-giving occasion, this lovely volume will have a special place on any fantasy-lover's shelf.

Chosen of the Gods

Chris Pierson - 2001
    After the Kingpriest fortells his own death, dark forces converge on the Temple and a priestess of the god Paladine enters on a quest to find the Lightbringer, chosen by the gods to bring light to battle the coming darkness.

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years

Greg Hildebrandt Jr. - 2001
    Now comes Greg and Tim Hildebrandt -- The Tolkien Years, Expanded Edition featuring 12 new pages of original Tolkien drawings and paintings, plus a brand-new pullout poster A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the work of two renowned fantasy artists, written through the eyes of their closest family member The million-selling Lord of the Rings calendars created during the '70s by renowned fantasy artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt are now considered artistic masterpieces. Greg and Tim Hildebrandt -- The Tolkien Years tells the untold story behind the creation of these cherished illustrations, written by an author with real firsthand knowledge of the creative genius behind these paintings.Written by Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., Greg Hildebrandt's son, this fascinating book tells the story through the eyes of young Gregory when, at ages five, six, and seven he posed for the various "little people" characters known as the Hobbits. Gregory reminisces about his key role in the development of these calendar paintings and the unique creative ingenuity of his father and uncle.This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Greg and Tim Hildebrandt -- The Tolkien Years provides Tolkien-lovers with a fantastic treasury of Lord of the Rings art. Not only is all the artwork from the first edition here, but this new edition also features 28 new, exclusive Hildebrant drawings and paintings; a fabulous new cover; and a brand-new pull-out poster of an original painting specifically commissioned by the Hildebrandts for this book.

The Ring of the Nibelung, Vol. 1

P. Craig Russell - 2001
    Craig Russell's adaptation of the Ring cycle by German composer Richard Wagner is about to be collected in a handsome two-volume set. Volume One, with new introductions and behind-the-scenes production art, presents The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie. The magical gold of the Rhine maidens is stolen, leading to a twisted story of vengeance and betrayal. The tainted product of the theft, a simple ring, perverts the will of everyone it comes in contact with, from the most lowly hunchback to the father of the Gods. Read the original tale of the cursed Ring, as adapted by one of comics' finest creators, P. Craig Russell.

The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring

Ruth Sanderson - 2001
    With her help he becomes the Tzar's best huntsman, only to be sent on impossible tasks by the jealous Tzar. Will the Golden Mare be able to help him win Yelena the Fair?

The Selected Stories, Vol. 2: The Devil is Not Mocked and Other Warnings

Manly Wade Wellman - 2001
    This mixture is shown through the lens of the American modernist tradition, revealing something that is larger than the sum of its parts.Volume two of a five volume set collecting all of Wellman's Appalachian fantasy stories.Contents:• The Devil is Not Mocked• The Pineys• Hundred Years Gone• Where the Woodbine Twineth• Keep Me Away• Come into My Parlor• Yare• Chorazin• The Petey Car• Along About Sundown• What of the Night• Rock, Rock• Lamia• Caretaker• The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign• Goodman's Place• Frogfather• Dhoh• Warrior in Darkness• Young-Man-With-Skull-At-His-Ear• Vigil• The Kelpie• Parthenope• The Theater Upstairs• Ever the Faith Endures• Dead Dog• The Cavern• At the Bend of the Trail

The Selected Stories, Vol. 3: Fearful Rock and Other Precarious Locales

Manly Wade Wellman - 2001
    It reprints Wellman's "Judge Pursivant" and "Sergeant Jaeger" stories, as well as a lost classic that has not been reprinted since its original publication in Strange Stories, in 1939. In addition, it features an introduction by Wellman's long time friend, Stephen Jones, who provides a heartwarming bit of historical perspective on Wellman, and the influential shadow that his work as cast over the genre.Contents:• Introduction by Stephen Jones• Fearful Rock• Coven• Toad's Foot• For the Love of a Witch• The Hairy Ones Shall Dance• The Black Drama• The Dreadful Rabbits• The Half-Haunted• Some Notes on the Texts by John Pelan

The Devil's Mouth

Thomas Williams - 2001
    He falls in love with a beautiful tavern maid who is hiding from the moral condemnation of the powerful Lochlaund church, which has a stranglehold on the kingdom. Ultimately Lanson must decide whether to release her to the church's legalistic justice or defy the church and save her life by wedding her. This mythical story of freedom, justice, and forbidden love is the second book in "The Seven Kingdoms Chronicles."

The Story Giant

Brian Patten - 2001
    The ancient Story Giant, collector and keeper of all the world's stories, enlists the help of four children to find the one missing tale that will keep his collection from fading away.

Chief's Howl

Wendy Pini - 2001
    Just as leadership of the tribe is passed though blood lineage, so is the mantle of the storyteller given from mentor to apprentice... along with a healthy dose of memory stimulating dreamberries!Learn how Mantricker came to be loved and lost by a human maiden, and how he met his end. Follow young Cutter and Skywise as tales of their forebears provide unexpected lessons. And discover why one must never give Preservers dreamberry wine!

Secrets of the Witch World

Andre Norton - 2001
    All Witch World knows that the hunted, hated beasts serve Evil--all except one young woman. Fleeing her home after her beloved grandfather dies, the orphaned Navajo-Comanche girl Eleeri follows an ancient and magical trail to Witch World. When she discovers the Kepliana mare Tharna and her newborn colt in the hands of men eager to destroy them, Eleeri fights for their freedom. Running for their lives, psychic Eleeri and telepathic Tharna bond. And in a hidden canyon, they discover the awesome truth: The Keplians were created to serve Light, and to ride with humans. THE MAGESTONE They are two strangers whose people have been at war for a millennium. Mereth, a Dales trader, crosses the sea to Estcarp and the archival citadel at Lormt, seeking clues to the fate of a missing heirloom, an ancient jewel of Power. At the same time, an Alizonder hound lord, Kasarian, finds that an ancestor's key opens a magic gate to distant Lormt. Alizonders are wolfish tyrants who fight with sadistic poisons

Tea with the Black Dragon

R.A. MacAvoy - 2001
    Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact she has had with Elizabeth for years. Now, Elizabeth has sent her a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at San Francisco's most luxurious hotel. Yet she has not tried to contact Martha since she arrived, leaving her lonely, confused and a little bit worried. Into the story steps Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who lives at the hotel and is drawn to Martha's good nature and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter. Mayland and Martha become close in a short period of time and he promises to help her find Elizabeth, making small inroads in the mystery before Martha herself disappears. Now Mayland is struck by the realization, too late, that he is in love with Martha, and now he fears for her life. Determined to find her, he sets his prodigious philosopher's mind to work on the problem, embarking on a potentially dangerous adventure.

A Lloyd Alexander Collection

Lloyd Alexander - 2001
    Rich in multicultural lore and zesty wit, this collection offers Alexander at his best.

The Witches: Plays for Children

David Wood - 2001
    With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources.Children will have a phizzwizardly good time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers!

Debbie Brown's Enchanted Cakes for Children

Debbie Brown - 2001
    You'll also meet several new characters from the world of make-believe, such as friendly elves and bewitching mermaids playing with sea creatures. Clear, step-by-step text is complemented by color photos of each cake. Cake decorators of all levels of experience will soon be producing delightful cakes that will enthrall children and adults alike.

Magic Tree House: #1-8 [Collection]

Mary Pope Osborne - 2001
    As an added bonus, listen to an interview with the author and reader, Mary Pope Osborne!

The Edge Chronicles Standalone: Cloud Wolf

Paul Stewart - 2001
    The story follows that of a sky-battle between the Galerider, Wind Jackal's ship, and the Great Sky Whale, a formidable slave ship. Special release for World Book Day 2001 and no longer in print - although Cloud Wolf is now the first five chapters of The Curse of the Gloamglozer in the most recent UK edition of the book.

The Second Book of Lankhmar

Fritz Leiber - 2001
    Witty, gripping and urbane, Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar books are among the best loved of all modern fantasies

A Hobbit's Journal: Being A Blank Book with Some Curious Illustrations of Friends and Foes of the Nine Companions

NOT A BOOK - 2001
    R. R. Tolkien's classic tales makes a lovely gift, and is just as nice to keep! With magical two-color illustrations throughout (drawings made by Frodo Baggins's devoted companion, Sam Gamgee, on their travels throughout Middle-earth), it provides ample space for recording personal thoughts, reflections on Tolkien's masterpiece, or fantasies of your own creation. Also available in hardcover


Satyajit Ray - 2001
    * New Edition. * Includes a new translation of 'Fotikchand'.


Luis Royo - 2001
    Each collection sparkles with pieces seen on book covers from around the world. Fantasy, science fiction, eroticism, etc... Royo has devised a special personal mix of media that makes his work so uncannily real, so beguilingly engaging as to make him a best-selling star.

William and the Christmas Moon

Laura Robinson - 2001
    When projected, the illustrations create a magical atmosphere of light and shadow. Like its predecessor, William and the Magic Ring, the volume is crafted of extra-heavy paper in the tradition of the handmade book, and is designed to provide hours of enjoyment for children and parents alike. It is Christmas Eve, and young William is so looking forward to the presents he will receive that he decides to stay up and wait for Santa to arrive. But while staring through the window, he sees the snowy hill where he and his grandfather had sledded the evening before, and he falls into a dream of gliding through "a starry sea / More brilliant than a Christmas tree." William awakes the next morning, having learned an enduring lesson about the real meaning of Christmas.