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Mystery, sci-fi, Socratic dialogue, retelling of “Hansel and Gretel”: The Taiga Syndrome is a delightful shape-shifter of a novel. A detective turned creator of detective fiction finds herself called back into being a detective, voyaging into the wilds of Russia to track down a runaway woman. What we know: she seems to have found another man. What we learn: she may have found the very edges of the universe. The dispatches our detective writes, alongside her mysterious companion-translator, are philosophical and playful in equal measure, with each chapter its own provocative question.

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ISBN: 9780997366679
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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2018

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Diana is a witch, though she prefers to live her life without magic. A professor of history, she wants to conduct her research in peace and is successful until a lost alchemical text finds its way into her hands. The tome is clearly enchanted, so Diana sends it back into the bowels of the library in order to keep up with her personal “no magic” rule. But the trouble has just begun. Soon, hoards of witches, daemons, and vampires join her in the library, hoping that she will once again uncover the lost manuscript. To defend herself, Diana must learn to accept and wield her inhuman gift and she quickly discovers that not all creatures are considered equal.

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ISBN: 9780143119685
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

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Fantasy enthusiasts looking for their next epic need look no further. Set in a fantastical version of medieval China, readers follow the trials of Rin, a war orphan. Despite her meager existence she aces an Empire-wide test propelling her into the ranks of an elite military school. While studying, she begins to unlock the mysteries of her past and of magic thought long lost. Never too far away is the rumble of renewed war with the Empire’s ancient enemy. Based on Chinese history and filled with pulse racing action, this is an excellent addition to any shelf.

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ISBN: 9780062662569
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Published: Harper Voyager - May 1st, 2018