The Sword and the Dragon

Mathias Publishing
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 When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed.
Two brothers find a magic ring and start on paths to becoming the most powerful sort of enemies, while an evil young sorceress unwillingly falls in love with one of them when he agrees to help her steal a dragon's egg for her father. Her father just happens to be the Royal Wizard, and despite his daughter's feelings, he would love nothing more than to sacrifice the boy! 

All of these characters, along with the Wolf King of Wildermont, the Lion Lord of Westland, and a magical hawk named Talon, are on a collision course toward Willa the Witch Queen's palace in the distant kingdom of Highwander. There the very bedrock is formed of the powerful magical substance called Wardstone. 

Who are the heroes? And will they get there before the Royal Wizard and his evil hordes do? 

Whatever happens, the journey will be spectacular, and the confrontation will be cataclysmic.
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Feb 2, 2018
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Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
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 What do a rogue bard, a shape-shifting princess, a lesbian barbarian, and a dog-riding elf have in common? Start reading to find out! To Kill a Witch, is the first four complete volumes of the ten book, award winning, The Legend of Vanx Malic series together in one anthology. This collection won the 2017 American Book Fest Award for Fantasy, and was also a 2016 Kindle Book Award Semifinalist. The series received so much attention that the great Larry Elmore, the artist who painted almost every Dungeons and Dragons image you've ever seen, offered the cover for book ten, which went on to win a 2017 Reader's Favorite Award.Contains:

Book One - Through the Wildwood
A half-zythian bard named Vanx is in chains for bedding the Duchess of Highlake. The Duke wants him dead, but his wife secretly sent their daughter to buy his freedom from the slave markets. This is bad news, for bad things can happen to an ill guarded caravan in the mountains. When the duke's mercenaries attack to kill the adulterous prisoner all hell breaks loose. Now, the only way Vanx and the Princess of Highlake can escape the duke and his men is if they can somehow make it through the Wildwood, a place that no one has ever returned from before...

Book Two - Dragon Isle
Vanx, Trevin, and Darbon, along with Prince Russet and the crew of the Sea Hawk, sail to Vanx's homeland to find an old friend who just might know the wyrm lore needed to make their quest to Dragon Isle seem survivable. 

Meanwhile Coll and Duke Martin have set their shadowy schemes in motion in Dyntalla where Quazar is keeping the princess from death with all he has. 

What will King Oakarm do about Duke Martin's treachery when he arrives? Will Matty the one-handed whore get her wish? Can two High Wizards of the Royal Order hold off the ogres, and the even darker thing that is seeking the Bloodstone? And what will happen on Dragon Isle, where our hero and his friends have become little more than prey under the revealing light of Aur's Moon. 

Bonus Novella - Foxwise
Deep in the Lurr Forest, there is a valley called Saint Elm's Deep. This secret valley remains in a perpetual state of spring and hosts the thousands of fae who live there. The Heart Tree's magic sustains the boundaries that protect them all and their lush forest, but the Hoar Witch has poisoned its roots. 

Queen Corydalis needs a certain shard to cast a beckoning so that the Emerald-eyed Champion of lore might come and save them all, for he is the only one who can end the Hoar Witch. If they hope to save the Heart Tree, that deed must be done. 

Join Thorn, Bristle and Barb, the Pixie Queen's fiercest, smartest and most loyal elves as they take a thrilling journey out of their protected world into true Overland, where danger hides around every corner and everything they have ever loved is at stake.

Book Three - Saint Elm's Deep
After finding a map on a grueling hunt, Vanx and his new companions decide to travel deep into the Bitterpeaks, where a fabled hoar witch's crystal palace supposedly sits hidden in a valley called Saint Elm's Deep. 

The story deepens, as we delve into Vanx's past and the future of as unlikely a group of heroes as you will ever find. Action and adventure, drama and thrills, and a barrel keg full of fantasy adventure await readers in Saint Elm's Deep, the third installment of The Legend of Vanx Malic. 

Book Four - That Frigid Fargin' Witch
The hoar witch and her forest full of malformed creatures await Vanx and his curious group of companions as they try to save the fairy folk and their magical Heart Tree from the powerful old crone and her evil.
The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game.

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past—even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

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Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
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 "The Tome of Arbor," and "A Gossamer Lens" close out this complete, multiple award winning," 10 book series. These last two The Legend of Vanx Malic novels have been compiled into the "The Tome and the Lens" anthology, along with special bonus content from The Dragoneer Saga Book One: The Royal Dragoneers. (One of the Dragoneer Saga's main characters is prominent in the Vanx Malic series, but no spoilers) "To Kill a Witch" the first four The Legend of Vanx Malic books won the 2017 American Book Fest Award for Fiction: Fantasy, and it was a 2016 Kindle Book Award Semifinalist. The series, as a whole, received so much attention that the great Larry Elmore, the artist who painted almost every Dungeons and Dragons image you've ever seen, offered the cover for book ten, "A Gossamer Lens," --included in this anthology-- which went on to win a 2017 Readers Favorite Award. 
The Legend of Vanx Malic is a ground breaking 10 book series, started in 2004. These stories cross racial and sexual boundaries not previously featured in the fantasy genre. The hero, Vanx Malic, is forever caught up in racial turmoil due to the fact he is half-human, and half-Zythian. The two races hate each other for various reasons leaving Vanx shunned and feared over his heritage by almost everyone who learns his secret. His most trusted companion, a lesbian named Chelda understands, for she is looked upon, and shamed in their world, and by her father, in much the same way. They do not cross paths until book three, but the bond of trust they build throughout the rest of the series, while adventuring in some of the most dangerous, magical, places ever written, transcends the lovers, and haters they come across along the way. And those they befriend? Well, they have unique problems of their own that cause them to fit right in. Come see why so many different readers and literary award groups have heralded this series as a winner.
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