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The ill made mute by Debut fantasy novel. First in the Bitterbynde trilogy. A mute, scarred foundling scales the Stormriders' tower, sneaks aboard a Windship and dives from the sky, to be rescued by an adventurer who gives it the name Imrhien and the gift of communicating by handspeak. Imrhien journeys to seek a wise woman whose skills may further change its life, but must survive various dangers along the way. The other volumes in the trilogy are 'The Lady of the Sorrows' and 'The Battle of Evernight'.
Call Number: F DAR
Publication Date: 2001
Book of Days by John Marsden suggests:
"All hail K.A Barker, for giving us something so dazzlingly differnet! And funny too!
When Tuesday wakes from sleep for the first time when she is sixteen, she opens her eyes to a world filled with wonder - and peril. Left with only a letter from the person she once was, Tuesday sets out to discover her past with the help of her charming and self-serving guide, Quintalion. Along the way she runs into a one-legged mercenary, flying cities, airships, and a blind librarian. But danger shadows her every move. The leader of the merciless daybreakers is hunting her, convinced that she killed the only woman he ever loved. Tuesday will need all her wits to survive long enough to find out who she is and her connection with the mysterious Book of Days: a book that holds untold power.
Call Number: F BAR
Publication Date: 2014
The Beast awakens by Crafty can't remember a time before the Shole - the terrifying mist that has engulfed most of Britain, leaving those trapped in it to either die or be transformed into terrifying monsters: the aberrations. Crafty has been stuck in his family's cellar for nearly a year, his only companions his restless, whispering dead brothers, and an unusually friendly aberration he names the Bog Queen. But then Crafty's life abruptly changes. He is ordered to report to the Castle, where he will train as a gate grub - operators of magical portals that allow the mysterious guild of Gatemancers to explore within the Shole. It is a dangerous job, with a very short life expectancy... To survive, Crafty will have to use every inch of his cunning - whatever the cost.
Call Number: F DEL
Publication Date: 2018-04-30
Sabriel by For many years Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that treacherous world - and face the power of her own extraordinary destiny.
Call Number: F NIX
Publication Date: 2006
Foundling by Set in the world of the Half-Continent - a land of tri-corner hats
and flintlock pistols - the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.
Call Number: F COR - Spinner
Publication Date: 2006
Deep Blue by Daughter of Merrow, leave your sleep, The ways of childhood no more to keep. The dream will die, a nightmare rise, Sleep no more, child, open your eyes... On the morning of her betrothal, Serafina's biggest worry should be about her reunion with Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Instead, she is haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an ancient evil. Then the city is stormed by assassins. Led only by her shadowy dreams and pursued by the invading army, Serafina and her best friend, Neela, embark upon a quest to find the army's leader and prevent a war between the mer nations. They must search for four other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that will threaten their world's very existence. Deep Blue is the stunning first book in Jennifer Donnelly's new Waterfire saga.
Call Number: STF F DON
Publication Date: 2014
His Dark Materials by The story moves between parallel universes. Northern lights: Beginning in Oxford, Lyra and her animal-daemon Pantalaimion take a rescue mission to the ice kingdoms of the far North, where she begins to learn about the mysterious particles they call Dust - a substance for which a terrible war between different worlds will be fought. The subtle knife: Will is twelve years old and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run, determined to discover the truth about his father's disappearance. Then Will steps through a window in the air into another world, and finds himself with a companion - a girl called Lyra. Like Will, she has a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs. The amber spyglass: Lyra and Will find themselves facing even greater perils. But there are old friends who come to their aid: Iorek Byrnison, the armoured bear, and the scientist Dr Mary Malone. There are new allies: the Gallivespians, hand-high dragonfly-riders with poison spurs, and the mulefa, strange wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust. And there are new dangers, including a journey to the worst world of all - a journey that exerts a terrible cost on both children.
Call Number: STF F PUL
Publication Date: 2011
The Starless sea by Are you lost or are you exploring? When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible -- a recollection from his own childhood. Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover -- a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth. When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, through its twisting tunnels and crowded ballrooms, searching for the end of his story.
Call Number: F MOR
Publication Date: 2019
Assassin's apprentice by The novel covers the early life of Fitz, a royal bastard, (hence his name, FitzChivalry, Fitz meaning Bastard and Chivalry after his father Chivalry, literally "Bastard [of] Chivalry") living in Buckkeep Castle as he begins his training as an assassin and successfully safeguards the throne from his over-ambitious uncle Regal, almost at the cost of his life.
Call Number: F HOB
Publication Date: 1996
Fire and thorns by Princess Elisa is a disappointment to her people. Although she bears the Godstone in her navel, a sign that she has been chosen for an act of heroism, they see her as lazy and useless and fat. On her sixteenth birthday, she is bartered off in royal marriage and shipped away to a kingdom in turmoil, where her much-older-and extremely beautiful-husband refuses to acknowledge her as his wife.
Call Number: F CAR
Publication Date: 2013
The Finisher by Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left. Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining. But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.
Call Number: F BAL
Publication Date: 2014
Sea Hearts by On remote Rollrock Island the sea-witch Misskaella discovers she can draw a girl from the heart of a seal, so that for a price a man might buy himself a bride, an enchanting sea-wife. But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock for this enchantment? A tale of desire and revenge, loyalty, heartache and human weakness, and of the unforeseen consequence of all-consuming love.
Call Number: F LAN
Publication Date: 2012