The Binding

The Binding
Author: Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2019-04-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062838113

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE Proclaimed as “truly spellbinding,” a “great fable” that “functions as transporting romance” by the Guardian, the runaway #1 international bestseller "A rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped inside them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding.” — TRACY CHEVALIER Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman’s watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there’s something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored. But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends—and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten. An unforgettable novel of enchantment, mystery, memory, and forbidden love, The Binding is a beautiful homage to the allure and life-changing power of books—and a reminder to us all that knowledge can be its own kind of magic.

The Binding Room

The Binding Room
Author: Nadine Matheson
Publisher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2022-07-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0369720210

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**A BOOK RIOT Best Mystery, Thriller, and True Crime Book In July** “Matheson’s voice is exciting, urgent… and, now more than ever, vital.”—A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Detective Anjelica Henley confronts a series of ritualistic murders in this heart-pounding thriller about race, power and the corrupt institutions that threaten us When Detective Anjelica Henley is called to investigate the murder of a popular preacher in his own church, she discovers a second victim, tortured and tied to a bed in an upstairs room. He is alive, but barely, and his body shows signs of a dark religious ritual. With a revolving list of suspects and the media spotlight firmly on her, Henley is left with more questions than answers as she attempts to untangle both crimes. But when another body appears, the case takes on a new urgency. Unless she can apprehend the killer, the next victim may just be Henley herself. Both fans of The Jigsaw Man and readers coming to Matheson's work for the first time will get swept away in this heart-pounding thriller. Drawing on her experiences as a criminal attorney, Nadine Matheson deftly explores issues of race, class and justice through an action-packed story that will hold you captive until the last terrifying page.

The Betrayals

The Betrayals
Author: Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-05-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 006283813X

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International Bestseller! “Dizzyingly wonderful . . . a perfectly constructed work of fiction, with audacious twists . . . Collins plays her own game here with perfect skill.” — The Times (UK) An intricate and utterly spellbinding literary epic brimming with enchantment, mystery, and dark secrets from the highly acclaimed author of the #1 international bestseller The Binding. If your life was based on a lie, would you risk it all to tell the truth? At Montverre, an ancient and elite academy hidden high in the mountains, society’s best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu—the great game—an arcane and mysterious competition that combines music, art, math, poetry, and philosophy. Léo Martin once excelled at Montverre but lost his passion for scholarly pursuits after a violent tragedy. He turned to politics instead and became a rising star in the ruling party, until a small act of conscience cost him his career. Now he has been exiled back to Montverre, his fate uncertain. But this rarified world of learning Léo once loved is not the same place he remembers. Once the exclusive bastion of men, Montverre’s most prestigious post is now held by a woman: Claire Dryden, also known as the Magister Ludi, the head of the great game. At first, Léo feels an odd attraction to the magister—a mysterious, eerily familiar connection—though he’s sure they’ve never met before. As the legendary Midsummer Game approaches—the climax of the academy’s year—long-buried secrets rise to the surface and centuries-old traditions are shockingly overturned. A highly imaginative and intricately crafted literary epic, The Betrayals confirms Bridget Collins as one of the most inventive and exquisite new voices in speculative fiction.

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2019-03-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0525426450

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The fierce new YA novel from Ally Condie, author of the bestselling Matched trilogy “A compelling, serpentine journey into the heart of grief, the way it can threaten to destroy, and what it looks like to survive.” —Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes “With its wonderful subversion of gender tropes and achingly real characters, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe takes readers on an epic journey to unearth life’s true treasures. Ally Condie has knocked it out of the park.” —Renée Ahdieh, bestselling author of Smoke in the Sun and The Wrath & the Dawn Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose? There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River. Revenge. Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even—and especially—when you think all is lost. Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns with an intricately crafted and emotionally gripping story of one young woman’s journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.

The Binding Chair, Or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society

The Binding Chair, Or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2001
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781568951393

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Beautiful, charismatic, destructive, May escapes an arranged marriage in rural nineteenth-century China for life in a Shanghai brothel. Arthur, a member of the Foot Emancipation Society, calls on May not for his pleasure but for her rehabilitation, only to find himself immediately and helplessly seduced by the sight of her bound feet. Reforming May is out of the question, so love-struck Arthur marries her instead and brings her home to live with him, his sister and brother-in-law, and their two girls, Alice and Cecily. In Alice, May sees the possibility of redemption: a surrogate for a child she has lost. It is to May that Alice turns for the love her own mother withholds. By turns shocking, exquisite, and hilarious, The Binding Chair is another spellbinding literary triumph by the writer whose work Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times has called "powerful and hypnotic".

The First Binding

The First Binding
Author: R.R. Virdi
Publisher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 863
Release: 2022-08-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1250799341

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“Epic fantasy at its finest—an homage to storytelling and legend, richly told and endlessly engaging.”—Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter Don’t miss the first novel in this stunning Silk Road-inspired epic fantasy series from R.R. Virdi—a saga of legends, lies, and the secretive storyteller who’s spun them all. All legends are born of truths. And just as much lies. These are mine. Judge me for what you will. But you will hear my story first. I buried the village of Ampur under a mountain of ice and snow. Then I killed their god. I've stolen old magics and been cursed for it. I started a war with those that walked before mankind and lost the princess I loved, and wanted to save. I've called lightning and bound fire. I am legend. And I am a monster. My name is Ari. And this is the story of how I let loose the first evil. “Rich world-building, plenty of action, and devious twists abound. Very highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Kagen the Damned At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Beyond the Summerland

Beyond the Summerland
Author: L. B. Graham
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2004
Genre: Fantasy fiction
ISBN: 9780875527208

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It was foretold after Malek's first fall that twice more he would bring war, and that the last time, the very waters of the sea would obey him and fight for him. If this be so, then I cannot imagine how Sulare will escape his wrath... Book jacket.

A Star Shall Fall

A Star Shall Fall
Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2012-09-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780765364500

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A second city lies beneath the streets of London: The Onyx HallNa place of intrigue and faerie enchantment. The year is 1758, and the faeries must join their magic with mortal man's science to defeat a Dragon of fire intent on destroying London.

The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac
Author: Jeffrey Salloway
Publisher:
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2019-09-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781941058930

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Rabbi Isaac Abrams escaped the Holocaust and wandered in search of mission and meaning. He arrived in a small university town walking the quiet streets at night in vocal argument with . . . whom? One evening he encountered Jack Israel, a professor of social psychology and an apostate Jew. Both night walkers were in conversation, one with the unseen, the other with two Newfoundland dogs. Together they began to patrol the streets engaging one another, badgering one another, laughing together, crying together, loving together. Each was placed on trial by life. Each sought a way of escape. But life pursues without end.

Bringer of Storms

Bringer of Storms
Author: Lowell B. Graham
Publisher: Binding of the Blade
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2005
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780875527215

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While Wylla rules Enthanin and civil war rages in Kirthanin, an even greater threat emerges from the subterranean lair of Malek.