The Dresden file series recounts the adventures of Harry Dresden, the only mage of modern Chicago, detective of the normal and para-normal. This series of detective stories combines elements of Harry-Potteresque magic and humour with elements of the fantastic but embeded with a realism that is astonishing. You will not be able to put the books down and they get better and better as the series evolves. And you can bet that the soon to be released 16th entry will not disappoint.
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn’t date much because of her « disability » to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too–he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next. [Novelist]
Elantris, un roman Standalone (roman sans suite ni connexion à d’autres romans) de Brandon Sanderson. L’histoire se déroule 10 ans après la catastrophe qui a détruit la Cité des Dieux, Élantris, où vivaient des êtres capables de guérir toute blessure et changer la poussière en nourriture. Depuis, ses habitants sont des vivants morts, sans pouls ni besoin de se nourrir, mais souffrant mille morts. Le royaume, diminué, survit sous une aristocratie marchande et fonce vers le désastre. Un jour où un mariage venait sceller deux royaumes, le prince fiancé se voit obligé de rejoindre les damnés dans l’ancienne cité des dieux…
George R.R. Martin
The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.
A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in « a game, » in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. [NoveList]
Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery. [NoveList]
Andrew Sean Greer
Born as an old man, Max Tivoli lives his life aging backwards, falling in love and living an odd, sometimes terrifying life in San Francisco at the turn of the nineteenth century. [NoveList]
Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. [NoveList]
Stolen from his family by changelings, Henry Day is given the name « Aniday » by the ageless and magical beings, who replace him with another child who takes his place with his parents, a young boy who possesses an extraordinary gift of music. [NoveList]