Best of
High-Fantasy

2007

The Name of the Wind


Patrick Rothfuss - 2007
    The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

Magician: Apprentice Volume 1


Raymond E. Feist - 2007
    But though his courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, he was ill at ease with the normal ways of wizardry. Yet Pug's strange sort of magic would one day change forever the fates of two worlds. For dark beings from another world had opened a rift in the fabric of spacetime to being again the age-old battle between the forces of Order and Chaos.

Chronicles of the Black Company


Glen Cook - 2007
    They bury their doubts with their dead.Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more…This omnibus edition comprises The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose―the first three novels in Glen Cook's bestselling fantasy series.

Tales of the Frog Princess Box Set, Books 1-3


E.D. Baker - 2007
    The box includes: The Frog Princess, Dragon's Breath, and Once Upon a Curse."There certainly is no lack of humor, and kids will get a kick out of the hip "Shrek" vibe that Baker creates in this updated fairy tale." —School Library Journal"(A) brilliantly created world of magic and mayhem." —VOYA

The Orc King


R.A. Salvatore - 2007
    The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. And it won't be easy. The paper-back of the novel that, for the first time since the #4 "New York Times" best seller "The Lone Drow," brought Drizzt Do'Urden to center stage in a book that set fans of Drizzt and the Forgotten Realms line on notice--be prepared for anything! This book wasn't just the next installment in the long-running saga of the famous dark elf, but the beginning of a bold new trilogy that will help change the face of the Forgotten Realms world forever.

The Pirate and the Princess, Volume 1: The Timelight Stone


Mio Chizuru - 2007
    Her name is Yuri, and once, she lived in the future. Unable to return until she rights a terrible wrong, she must redeem herself and fulfill her destiny.Ten year old Princess Noelle is not from another time, but another place -- a land invaded by evil conquerors who killed her parents and kidnapped her younger brother. The Princess herself is taken hostage until Yuri saves her. It is then that they both learn that Noelle holds the key to Captain Yuri's destiny.Both Yuri and Noelle want nothing more than to return home. But neither can, until Noelle finds her brother, and Yuri vanquishes the sinister forces that she herself accidentally set in motion.

The Land of Elyon Boxed Set


Patrick Carman - 2007
    Legend says the walls were built to keep out an unnamed evil that lurks in the forests and The Dark Hills. But what exactly are the townspeople afraid of? As Alexa begins to unravel the truth, she discovers a strange enchantment-and exposes a danger that could destroy everything she holds dear. Weaving magic and heroism into a classic tale of good and evil, this extraordinary trilogy takes readers on an unforgettable adventure!

Kinuko Craft: Drawings & Paintings


Kinuko Y. Craft - 2007
    Craft considers herself first and foremost a storyteller. She brings a strong narrative sensibility to her illustrations, allowing the images to tell the intimate tale that lies behind the words. Known for her passionate love of fine art and a deep knowledge of art history, Kinukos work has graced the covers of many well known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and national magazines. Her original works reside in both museum and private collections.KINUKO CRAFT: DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS collects for the first time an extraordinary selection from the artists thirty six year career as she portrays mythic heroes and heroines, fairy princesses, historic figures, gods and goddesses and enchanted landscapes with profound insight into the true nature of the fantastic. These are works of remarkable beauty and power, glowing with jewel-like luminosity, a testament to the artists exceptional skill and craftsmanship, that are sure to appeal to lovers of fantasy of all ages.

The Legends of Camber of Culdi Trilogy: Camber of Culdi, Saint Camber, and Camber the Heretic


Katherine Kurtz - 2007
    Now, the land suffers under the tyranny of King Imre, whose savage oppression of the human population weighs heavily on Camber’s heart—a heart that is about to be shattered by a tragic loss that will lead him to confront the usurpers whose dark magic haunts the realm.  Saint Camber: The yoke of tyranny has finally been lifted in Gwynedd, but Camber’s job remains unfinished. The dangerous remnants of a conquered enemy still mass at the borders, and the new ruler is desperately unhappy wearing the crown. With the stability of a fragile kingdom at stake, its greatest champion must make the ultimate sacrifice: Camber of Culdi must cease to exist.  Camber the Heretic: The king’s heir is a mere boy of twelve, and the malevolent regents who will rule until young Alroy comes of age are determined to eliminate all Deryni. Suddenly, the future of Gwynedd hangs in the balance, and Camber—once adored as a saint, but now reviled as a heretic—must find a way to protect his people before everything and everyone he loves is destroyed in the all-consuming flames of intolerance and hate.   Filled with mysticism and magic, these sagas reminds us that “Kurtz’s love of history lets her do things with her characters and their world that no non-historian could hope to do” (Chicago Sun-Times).

The Secret of Pax Tharkas


Douglas Niles - 2007
    But the world has a way of finding someone when it needs them. A wealthy aristocratic dwarf from Kayolin is forced to flee his home. A gully dwarf from Thorbardin is lucky to escape his own city with his life. And a brilliant and impetuous descendant of the once-mighty Hylar wonders what failures have steered her people onto a path of self-destruction. Can she change that course before it's too late? Together, these three heroes hold the future of dwarvenkind, and all Krynn, in their hands.

A Practical Guide to Monsters (Practical Guides)


Nina Hess - 2007
    The sequel to The New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to DragonsHow do you trick a troll? Do vampires sleep? Why worry about yuan-ti? Just in time for Halloween, this lavishly illustrated guide showcases the spooky, unexpected, and always fascinating world of monsters!Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/28/2007 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up

Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes


Nicky Raven - 2007
    . . . For this is a tale of blood and heat and ashes."It is a tale that has been retold countless times through the centuries — and here, in an enthralling edition illustrated by a noted Tolkien artist, the mighty Beowulf is well set to capture new legions of followers. This contemporary retelling of the ancient epic — narrated with a touch of banter by the faithful Wiglaf and featuring vividly dramatic illustrations — follows the mythic hero from his disarming of the gruesome Grendel to his sword battle with the monster’s sea hag mother to his final, fiery showdown with an avenging dragon.

Cygnet


Patricia A. McKillip - 2007
    For many years, Patricia A. McKillip has charmed readers with her "unique brand of prose magic" (Locus). Now, for the first time in one volume, she offers two of her classic tales-The Sorceress and the Cygnet and The Cygnet and the Firebird-which delve into the fate of the Ro family and an otherworld rich in myth and mayhem, magic and adventure

The Twilight War


Chris Wooding - 2007
    Now they have discovered why...The greatest adventure of their lives is about to begin.

Lord of the Fading Lands


C.L. Wilson - 2007
    Once he loved with such passion his name was legend.Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long dead.Ellysetta, a woodcarver’s daughter, calls to Rain in a way no other ever had. Mysterious and magical, her soul beckons him with a compelling, seductive song—and no matter the cost, the wildness in his blood will not be denied. As an ancient, familiar evil regains its strength, causing centuries-old alliances to crumble and threatening doom for Rain and his people... he must claim his truemate to embrace the destiny woven for them both in the mists of time.

The Last Mythal Gift Set (Forgotten Realms: The Last Mythal, #1-3)


Richard Baker - 2007
    And the only hope the elves have of defeating the vile daemonfey hordes is to once again return to the lands of Faerûn, to the forests of Cormanthor, and to the demon-haunted ruins of Myth Drannor.This deluxe gift set contains the novels Forsaken House, Farthest Reach, and Final Gate.

Sacrifice of the Widow


Lisa Smedman - 2007
    Goddesses vie for the soul of people...Halisstra Melarn, convert to the cause of the goddess Eilistraee, was sent to the deepest depths of the Outer Planes to kill the demon goddess she once worshiped, but instead was transformed into a hideous creature bent to the vengeful will of her former mistress.For the Queen of the Demonweb Pits not only survived her Silence but evolved into something greater than she was before - something that no longer needs to share the domain she calls her own.Could it be that the War of the Spider Queen has just begun?

The Elf and the Princess


Anna del C. Dye - 2007
    But a bitter struggle of succession between brothers left the kingdom devastated, the people divided. Some stayed with Fenil, who had conquered the crown, others followed Renil to the wild lands of the north, founding a new kingdom. Now Adren, the last princess of the vanquished realm of Menarm, finds herself alone in a world where women live in the shadows of men. Not only must she battle her enemies, but also a truth that could obliterate her last hope for happiness and bring dishonor to all those whom she hold dear. On her quest, she finds unlikely allies in a powerful prince and a defiant mercenary, only to be devastated by an ancient and wily elf. Will Adren be able to survive this final assault? The Elf and the Princess is a brilliant tale of true love, high adventure, and medieval-style warfare between elves, men, and orcs. Drawing inspiration from the myths and legends of Europe and from such writers as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye spins a completely original tale that will leave the reader wanting more.

The Grand History of the Realms


Brian R. James - 2007
    Although not a game supplement, it serves as a handy reference guide for players and Dungeon Masters seeking information on specific historical events. In addition, the book features an exclusive Forgotten Realms short story by best-selling author R.A. Salvatore and new revelations for Realmslore aficionados.

The Golden Compass: Movie Poster Book (Golden Compass)


Lisa Regan - 2007
    Each poster is perforated for easy pull-out.

The Quarters Novels: Volume I


Tanya Huff - 2007
    From the princess who renounces her royal blood to become a bard able to sing elemental magic, to the twin assassins Bannon and Vree caught up in a magical trap they may not survive, these unforgettable characters make both novels thrilling adventure and the most intriguing kind of fantasy.

Banshee's Honor


Shaylynn Rose - 2007
    Just when all her dreams were about to be fulfilled, treachery stole everything that she loved. Now, landless, loveless and broken near to death, all she clings to is the hope of regaining her honor. Struggling to heal, Azhani discovers that an ancient evil threatens the land she once called home. Will she abandon her quest for honor to save Y'Dan, or will she turn her back on the people who cast her out?

The Magical World of Fairies (Disney Fairies)


Walt Disney Company - 2007
    This charming reusable sticker book invites fans of the Disney Fairies to learn all about Tinker Bell and her friends, decorate beautiful scenes, and even decode a secret message from the Fairy Queen! With more than 40 reusable stickers, this book offers endless hours of entertainment.

Pixie Hollow Pop-Up


Kitty Richards - 2007
    Each spread in this beautiful, interactive pop-up book features fairies engaged in their favorite pastimes, from a game of hide-and-seek among the flowers to an exciting trip on the back of a jackrabbit. Plus, there are four fairy-sized mini-books hidden within the pages, so readers can get a special peek at the fairies' journal entries, notes, and poems. The final spread opens into a gorgeous, fold-out pop-up of the fairies' favorite place in Pixie Hollow-the Home Tree. This is a gift that is sure to delight fairy fans of all ages.