Multcolib Staff Picks: Best fantasy 2013

A Study in Silks
A Study in Silks By Holloway, Emma Jane Book - 2013 MYSTERY HOLLOWAY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there's a murderer to deal with, not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse.

Charming By James, Elliott Book - 2013 FICTION JAMES 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fascinating twist on the Prince Charming fairy tale with a modern twist and a hunt for monsters -- both within and supernatural.

Kalimpura By Lake, Jay Book - 2013 SF LAKE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Green returns to her service under the Lily Goddess in the city of Kalimpura, where she is hounded by gods that would render her a conduit for the supernatural while she attempts to rescue two Bittern Court hostages.

The Republic of Thieves
The Republic of Thieves By Lynch, Scott Book - 2013 FICTION LYNCH 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped. Now Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison that no alchemist or physiker can cure.

Midnight Blue-light Special
Midnight Blue-light Special By McGuire, Seanan Book - 2013 FICTION MCGUIRE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Telepathic mathematicians. Chess-playing dragons. Bogeyman nightclub owners. Talking mice. The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity.

Possession A Greywalker Novel By Richardson, Kat Book - 2013 FICTION RICHARDSO 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:After her sister awakes from a coma with skills she never had and premonitions of things she has never seen, a woman seeks out the assistance of Harper Blaine, a Greywalker.

Sword-bound A Novel of Tiger and Del By Roberson, Jennifer Book - 2013 FICTION ROBERSON 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:For the first time in years, life seems settled for Tiger and Del. They run a school for sword-dancers in the South.

Requiem By Scholes, Ken Book - 2013 SF SCHOLES 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue. The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge. Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.

Eight Million Gods
Eight Million Gods By Spencer, Wen Book - 2013 SF SPENCER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A contemporary fantasy of mystery and death as American expats battle Japanese gods and monsters to retrieve an ancient artifact that can destroy the world.

Shadows of Falling Night
Shadows of Falling Night A Novel of the Shadowspawn By Stirling, S. M. Book - 2013 SF STIRLING 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Near-purebred home nocturnus Adrian Breze and his human mate, Ellen, thought they had dealt with his twin sister, Adrienne. In fact, they thought she was dead. But she survived and now leads a faction of the Shadowspawn.

The Scroll of Years
The Scroll of Years A Gaunt and Bone Novel By Willrich, Chris Book - 2013 FICTION WILLRICH 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone are a romantic couple and partners in crime. Persimmon is a poet from a well-to-do family, who found herself looking for adventure, while Imago is a thief in his ninth decade who is double-cursed, and his body has not aged in nearly seventy years.

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