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RED IRON NIGHTS.  GARRETT P.I. SERIES., Cook, Glen.
21 Cook, Glen. RED IRON NIGHTS. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1991 0451451082 / 9780451451088 1st Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
270 pages, 6 13/16" H. "Blood-soaked blades had been taking their toll among the luscious lovelies in Garrett's home city of TunFaire. And though Garrett could be as civic-minded as the next guy - unless the next guy was Captain Block of the Watch - the private eye wasn't sure he really wanted to take on a serial killer psycho who did too good a carving job and never left any of the blood behind. Still, having Block pay him for his services with lots of ill-gotten government funds, and having his own partner, the Dead Man, strenuously urge him to take the case, proved an irresistible combination for Garrett. And so the top - and only - private eye around found himself lining up his allies for a search that would take him from the lowest slums to the highest estates, from confrontations with butterfly- and magic-spitting enemies to run-ins with the king of crime's wayward daughter to a final encounter with an ancient evil which had once again been loosed on his unsuspecting town." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, small corner crease on rear cover - migrates into pages, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
22 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE EVIL ELVES. VOLUME 3 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068985756X B&w illustrations. "Moongobble has successfully completed two of his three Mighty Tasks: He's collected the Golden Acorns of Alcoona and bottled the tears of the Weeping Werewolf. There 's only one more Mighty Task to go and Moongobble will become a member of the Society of Magicians. But this might be the most difficult one of them all. Moongobble must go deep into the Great Forest of Boodle to recover the Queen's Belly B u t t o n , a magical stone that was plucked off an ancient statue by a band of elves. The Belly Button has the power to tempt its owner to do evil things - and those elves have been causing trouble left and right. Moongobble enlists the help of Ed wa rd , Ur k, the Rusty Knight, Fireball the Dragon, and Arfur, an old friend. Even with their help, this task won't be easy. Anyone who attempts to steal the Belly Button and fails will be turned into stone! Will Moongobble be able to succe ssf ull y s te al the stone and resist its powers?" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ZARAGOZ and PLAGUE DAEMON.  THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE ORFEO TRILOGY.  WARHAMMER., Craig, Brian.
23 Craig, Brian. ZARAGOZ and PLAGUE DAEMON. THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE ORFEO TRILOGY. WARHAMMER.
Nottingham Black Library / Games Workshop 2002 Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Clint Langley, cover art. 
The first two volumes of the Orfeo Trilogy. 1. Zaragoz - 250 pp, 6 3/4" H, ISBN 0743443039. "Riven by political intrigue, the countless petty kingdoms of Estalia are a dangerous land to travel through. When he rescues a mysterious priest from brigands, the minstrel Orfeo is drawn into a deadly power struggle for the citadel of Zaragoz. He is forced to use all the power of his wits and skill at arms to survive enemies fair and foul, human and monstrous." 2. Plague Daemon - 242 pp, 7" H, ISBN 1841542539. "In the wildest reaches of the Border Princes, the kingdom of Khypris is thrown into turmoil when barbarian tribes descend upon its rich, fertile lands. Soldier of fortune Harmis Detz finds himself fighting more than mere human enemies when a cruel twist of fate sucks him into a far more desperate endeavour - to find the real source of the evil that threatens Khypris. Can Harmis and his companions possibly triumph against such a foul and unnatural adversary as a servant of Nurgle, lord of pestil-ence?" Interiors - old price in ink and bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, Zaragoz has a small bump at bottom of front hinge, Plague Daemon has some thin faint indentation lines on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
24 Crumb, R. (Robert Dennis) THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
New York W.W. Norton 2009 0393061027 / 9780393061024 4th Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ R. Crumb. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/8" H. "Envisioning the first book of the Bible like no one before him, R. Crumb, the legendary illustrator, retells the story of Genesis in a profoundly honest and deeply moving way. Originally thinking that he would do a takeoff of Adam and Eve, Crumb became so fascinated with the Bible's language, 'a text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions', that he decided instead to do a literal interpretation assembled primarily from the translations of Robert Alter and the King James Version. Now readers of every persuasion - Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers - can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic and even juicy stories." Profusely illustrated in b&w comic strip fashion at an "adult" level, with an Introduction and Commentary by Crumb. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
25 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DAVID SULLIVAN SEQUENCE.  FIRST 5 NOVELS.  1. WINDMASTER'S BANE.  2. FIRESHAPER'S DOOM.  3. DARKTHUNDER'S WAY.  4. SUNSHAKER'S WAR.  5. STONESKIN'S REVENGE., Deitz, Tom.
26 Deitz, Tom. DAVID SULLIVAN SEQUENCE. FIRST 5 NOVELS. 1. WINDMASTER'S BANE. 2. FIRESHAPER'S DOOM. 3. DARKTHUNDER'S WAY. 4. SUNSHAKER'S WAR. 5. STONESKIN'S REVENGE.
New York Avon Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Tim White, cover art. 
The first 5 books of the David Sullivan sequence - 6 7/8" H. 1. Windmaster's Bane - 279 pp, 1986 2nd printing, ISBN 0380750295 - "In Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains, tales are told of strange lights, of mysterious roads - of wondrous folk from enchanted realms. Young David Sullivan never dreamed that the myths of marvels and magic he loved were real. But in his blood was the gift of Second Sight. And near his family's rural farm lay an invisible track between worlds - where he would soon become a pawn in the power game of the Windmaster, an evil usurper among those the Celts called the Sidhe." 2. Fireshaper's Doom - 306 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0380753294 - "David Sullivan had discovered the mysteries of the other world. Indeed, he was put to the test, triumphing over the wily schemes of the Windmaster. But in that evil game, an innocent Faerie lad fell dead. Now his mother, bent on vengeance, has kidnapped David from the earthbound world and brought him to the land of flames. Here he will be forced to do her bidding in an adventure dark and fateful." 3. Darkthunder's Way - 342 pp, 1989 1st printing, ISBN 0380755084 - "Once more David Sullivan has been called upon to do the bidding of Lugh Samildinach, Lord of Tir-Nan-Og. Together with three friends - one white, one red, and one immortal - David embarks on an astonishing journey through a perilous kingdom of brittle brightness. But grim betrayal lies in the path of their quest for peace in the Otherworlds. And an inescapable doom in the terrifying judgment of Uktena, the great and hideous serpent." 4. Sunshaker's War - 372 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0380760622 - "An evil brew has boiled over in the mystical realm of the Sidhe - a great conflict has devastated the lands of Faerie - and its earth-shaking repercussions can be felt across the boundaries of the mortal land. David Sullivan has been to the Otherworld, and knows of its mysteries - and its terrors. Now he must somehow find his way past the magically sealed borders of Tir-Nan-Og: For the life of a mortal friend hangs in the balance. And if the dreaded war continues unchecked, the harnessed power of the Sun will unleash the forces of chaos and death - in two separate worlds on Midsummer's Day." 5. Stoneskin's Revenge - 307 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0380760630 - "The war in Faerie is over - and David Sullivan's Cherokee friend, Calvin McIntosh, has returned to Georgia. But the young brave has unknowingly left the portal to Galunlati open - and Spearfinger has entered his world. A Stoneskin with powers over rocks and earth - a monster who feeds on mortal flesh - Spearfinger has brought her Otherworldly terror into the realm of humanity. And now Calvin, with his newly awakened magic skill, must confront the insatiable fiend - and destroy the evil that would devour humankind!" Interiors - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, volumes 3 4 & 5 have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of text block, volume 3 has a faint crease and some wrinkles on the spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
27 Drummond, Walter. (pseud. of Robert Silverberg.) (Marquis de Sade.) PHILOSOPHER OF EVIL: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE.
Evanston, Illinois Regency 1962 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
158 pp, 7" H. "Man or monster? What drove this Eighteenth Century nobleman to pen the works that made the name De Sade forever infamous? His life was a sorry record of imprisonment for the terrible deeds he perpetrated. But what of his books? Revolutionist, gaolbird, sentenced to die - reprieved, imprisoned again - and yet, also a Chief Justice finally deposed by the French Revolution because he was 'too humane' - what was he trying to say to the world? Was he, in embracing all Evil, hopefully testing the power and validity of Good? In this brand new biographical analysis of the Marquis De Sade and his works, here is the answer!" Interior - pages browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, small sticker pull on white area of front cover, a few light foxing marks to spine, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
28 Duane, Diane. Jacket art by Mark Ferrari. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL WIZARD. (CONTAINS: SO YOU WANT TO BE A WIZARD; DEEP WIZARDRY; AND, HIGH WIZARDRY.)
Guild America, n.p., n.d., book club edition. 
473 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contains all three books of Duane's 'Support Your Local Wizard' trilogy in one volume. In books one and two, neophyte wizards, Nita and Kit, armed with powers gained from copies of a magic book, 'So You Want to be a Wizard', encounter the evil Lone Power as they visit an alternate Manhattan and 'aid a beached wounded whale wizard named S'reee'. In the third book, 'Nita's younger sister, Dairine, stumbles into a sorcerous adventure of her own via a computer that has a software version of the book on wizardry..." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.), Forsyth, Kate.
29 Forsyth, Kate. THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.)
New York ROC First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Daniel Horn (1) and Judy York (2-5). 
The first five volumes of "The Witches of Eileanan" series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Witches of Eileanan - 411 pp, 1998, ISBN 0451456890 - "On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed - and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear. Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries - where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny - and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged." 2. The Pool of Two Moons - 557 pp, 1999, ISBN 0451456904 - "It has been sixteen years since the Day of Reckoning, when magic and witchcraft were outlawed throughout all of Eileanan. And though rumors say that she is dead, the Arch-Sorceress Meghan o' the Beasts still lives. Traveling with her are the true heir to the throne, and the red-haired warrior Iseult. Their fates are woven together in a quest to bring magic back to the land." 3. The Cursed Towers - 544 pp, 2000, ISBN 0451456912 - "(T)he Righ, Lachlan the Winged, overturns his dead brother's decrees against witchcraft. But sixteen years of hatred and superstition have cloaked Eileanan in darkness. And though he has won the power of the Lodestar, Lachlan's rule is challenged by a mere babe - and a civil war erupts. The flame-haired twins - Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice-witch - must go their separate ways. Iseult to fight side by side with her husband, Lachlan. Isabeau to the Cursed Towers, to master her powers - and find the family she has never known." 4. The Forbidden Land - 403 pp, 2001, ISBN 0451458281 - "After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into 'Lady Fionnghal' by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. But Finn's talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness." 5. The Skull of the World - 385 pp, 2002, ISBN 0451458699 - "Isabeau the witch longs to rejoin her sister and her home in these uncertain times, but she must first complete one last task for her teachers. To find her true purpose in life, she must reach the Skull of the World and listen to the silent words of the White Gods. Few survive. But those who do are changed forever. Now, when she does return home, she does so with an extraordinary gift. But when Margrit of Arran decides to take advantage of Lachlan's absence by kidnapping his son and heir to the throne, Isabeau must learn to use her gifts in the face of evil - and overcome her enemy once and for all." Interiors - vol. 1 has a small piece missing at top edge of first page and one dog-ear crease, very light browning to inside of covers of vols. 1 & 2, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, two faint creases on spine of vol. 5. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL.  3 VOLUMES OF 4., Forward, Toby.
30 Forward, Toby. WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL. 3 VOLUMES OF 4.
London Puffin 1994 First Puffin printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Near Fine Michael Foreman. 
142 pp, 149 pp, 166 pp, 7" H. Three volumes of the Wyvern quartet (lacking Wyvern Summer). Colour cover art and b&w interior drawings. "No one will say when the wyverns of Wivern Manor last flew over Herpeton. But Thomas Ketch gradually realizes that his family is linked to the mythical beasts, and when Towser mysteriously disappears Thomas knows that danger lies ahead." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CARTESIAN SONATA AND OTHER NOVELLAS., Gass, William H.
31 Gass, William H. CARTESIAN SONATA AND OTHER NOVELLAS.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, First edition. 
274 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...four interrelated novellas that explore Mind, Matter, and God. In the first novella, Gass redefines Descartes' philosophy. God is a writer in a constant state of fumble. Mind is represented by a housewife who is a modern-day Cassandra. And Matter is, what (and who) else but the helpless and confused husband of Mind. In the novella that follows, the concept of salvation is explored through material possessions - a collection of kitsch - as a traveling salesman is slowly lost in the sheer surfeit of matter in a small Illinois town. In another, Gas explores the mind's ability to escape. A young woman growing up in rural Iowa finds herself losing touch with the physical world as she loses herself in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. And in 'The Master of Secret Revenges', God appears in the form of Descartes' evil demon, Lucifer, as Gass chronicles the life of a young man named Luther and his development from his devilish youth to his demonic adulthood. A profound exploration of good and evil, philosophy and action, filled with the wit and style that have defined the work of William Gass." Tiny faint mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. NF/NF 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD., Goldsmith, Oliver.
32 Goldsmith, Oliver. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - 
315 pp, 16mo (6 2/16" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. In this work by the 18th century Irish author, a wealthy vicar is ruined by his business associate and forced to take a position in a secluded village. The dastardly local squire attempts to seduce one of his daughters and causes financial hardship to the family, before getting his comeuppance at the hands of his own servant. The myserious Mr. Burchell marries another daughter, after revealing himself as the kindly Sir William Thornhill, family finances are restored and all is well with the world. Light wear at top of spine and at corners, minor wear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of title page, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has moderate edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
33 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
34 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
35 Goulart, Ron. AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PULP MAGAZINE.
New York Ace 1973 Mass Market Paperback Good Reference Copy 
192 pp, 7" H. B&w illustrations. "Spanning the years between the dime novels of the 19th century and today's paperbacks, pulp magazines provided millions with their first and only taste of 'literature'. The noble, resourceful heroes of those gripping tales of fiction, along with their monstrous, evil antagonists, were depicted on cheap paper, and housed in lurid covers that shocked all but the near-blind. There was 'The Shadow', scourge of the underworld, 'Doc Savage', superhuman adventurer, and 'The Phantom Detective', sleuth extraordinaire, a well as the breathtaking exploits of World War I sky fighters, mad scientists, 'Tarzan' and a host of now-immortal writers. The printed word has indeed become alive in that most vigorous and thrilling of literary eras." "Special! Original illustrations." Interior - previous owner's name on pencil in first page, approx. 1/4 of the pages have light to heavy creasing at the top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, small soft crease on front cover, spine flat and uncreased. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CONVERGENCE / COMPETITIONS / CHALLENGES / BETRAYALS.  THE FIRST FOUR VOLUMES OF "THE BLENDING" SERIES.  4 BOOKS., Green, Sharon.
36 Green, Sharon. CONVERGENCE / COMPETITIONS / CHALLENGES / BETRAYALS. THE FIRST FOUR VOLUMES OF "THE BLENDING" SERIES. 4 BOOKS.
New York Avon Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Tom Canty, cover art. 
First four books of "The Blending" series- 6 7/8" H. 1. Convergence - 442 pp, 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0380784149 - "In a world of magical adepts, every quarter-century the five greatest talents must be brought together. For only this powerful union of strangers can prevent the prophesied return of the Evil Ones who once enslaved the land. Lorand is of 'Earth', a simple farmer called to the city. Tamrissa is 'Fire', sacrificing her home to escape an undesired marriage. Clarion is 'Air', an aristocrat flying free for the very first time. 'Spirit' is the talent of Jovvi, the beautiful, sensuous, and knowing ex-courtesan. And Vallant is 'Water', a sailor who aches to return ot the sea. As one, they must stand against the odious treachery of past masters - and confront a fearsome depravity that hungers for their world. As one they must triumph - or as one they die." 2. Competitions - 422 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0380784157 - "Lorand, Rion, Tamrissa, Jovvi and Vallant must prove themselves to be the Chosen Five of the ancient Prophecies. Which means they must first compete in a series of deadly contests designed to reveal the full scope of their powers - and place them at the center of a corrupt nobility's lethal schemes. And there are those who wish them to fail. But defeat is unthinkable - because failure is doom." 3. Challenges - 378 pp, 1998 1st printing, ISBn 0380788098 - The fragile union of the five magical adepts "threatens to disintegrate when Jovvi and Tamrissa discover a secret sensuality that would make their Blending supreme. And the dissension within is nothing compared to the perils assailing the enchanted quintet from competing nobles and judges alike, all determined to see the peasant mages perish. For as they vie for the Palace of Five, the brave but unwary team rushes headlong into desperate danger - and unknowable jeopardy." 4. Betrayals - 388 pp, 1999 3rd printing, ISBN 0380788101 - "Tamrissa, Jovvi, Vallant, Rion, and Lorand have been cruelly separated, struck down by treachery at the very moment of their greatest triumph. Scattered across a vast empire, the five heroes must escape their prisons and find each other again. For only then will they be able to re-create their Blending, that magical melding of their powers that will allow them to defeat their enemies - and win the path to the throne." Interiors - one volume with a bookstore stamp and old price in ink on first page, same volume has small soft crease at top corner of first 10 pages, one volume has a very small bump at top corner of pages 325 to 360, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - one volume with a small corner crease and one with a very small corner crease on front cover, very light edge wear, all volumes have a slight spine lean, one volume with a black remainder mark on bottom of text block, three volumes have very faint creases on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WINDROSE CHRONICLES.  1. THE SILENT TOWER.  2. THE SILICON MAGE.  3. DOG WIZARD.  4. STRANGER AT THE WEDDING.  4 VOLUMES., Hambly, Barbara.
37 Hambly, Barbara. THE WINDROSE CHRONICLES. 1. THE SILENT TOWER. 2. THE SILICON MAGE. 3. DOG WIZARD. 4. STRANGER AT THE WEDDING. 4 VOLUMES.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
Four volumes - 6 7/8" H. 1. The Silent Tower - 369 pp, 1986, ISBN 0345337646 - "Someone was crossing the forbidding Void between the universes. In San Serano, Joanna felt the terror strike, before dark hands were seizing her to kidnap her and take her elsewhere. In the Empire of Ferryth, Caris watched a wizard murdered by a figure that vanished into a tunnel of darkness. And abominations were crossing through the weakening fabric of the Void. And in the Silent Tower, where every stone was sealed and spelled against all magic, Antryg Windrose, student of the Dark Mage, was supposed to be going mad." 2. The Silicon Mage - 338 pp, 1988, ISBN 0345337638 - "When she betrayed her lover, Antryg Windrose to the Council, he had been sentenced to death. Then (Joanna) had believed his brain was possessed by the Dark Mage Suraklin, though now she knew that Suraklin had chosen Gary Fairchild. But guilty or innocent, Antryg was separated from her by the awesome Void between worlds, far from any hope of rescue. Nevertheless, she had to save him. Suraklin was planning to gain immortality by placing his mind in a computer that would get its power by draining the life-force from all on both worlds, dooming everyone to eternal misery and hopelessness. And only Antryg was strong enough a wizard to challenge the Dark Mage." 3. Dog Wizard - 389 pp, 1993, ISBN 0345377141 - "The Citadel of Wizards was under siege. Deep in the Vaults beneath the walled city, gates into inhuman realities were opening and closing without warning. Monsters emerged from other dimensions; and ancient, malign magics came to life under the influence of cosmic chaos. Someone was tampering with the Void. The Council of Wizards blamed Antryg Windrose, the rebel mage who had fled their justice to find haven in the City of Angels. Across dimensions, they reached out to bring him back - ." 4. Stranger at the Wedding - 341 pp, 1994, 0345380975 - "Kyra was a journeyman wizard, readying for her final testing before the council. But it was no mere case of nerves that had started twisting her magic. Something sinister was weaving portents of doom into even the simplest of her spells. Something fearful was invading her dreams with images of frightful evil. And Kyra woke to the chill certainty that her young sister Alix was soon to marry - and soon to die." Interiors - very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - 3 volumes with very light crease on spine, all volumes have light browning to edges of text block, 2 volumes have a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAGES OF GARILLON TRILOGY.  BOOK I. THE BURNING STONE.  BOOK II. THE GAUNTLET OF MALICE.  BOOK III. SPIRAL OF FIRE.  3 VOLUME SET., Harris, Deborah Turner.
38 Harris, Deborah Turner. MAGES OF GARILLON TRILOGY. BOOK I. THE BURNING STONE. BOOK II. THE GAUNTLET OF MALICE. BOOK III. SPIRAL OF FIRE. 3 VOLUME SET.
New York TOR First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
3 volume set - 6 3/4" H. 1. The Burning Stone - 307 pp, 1988, ISBN 0812539583 - "Caradoc has been expelled from the Order of Mage-Hospitallers despite his astonishing talent - because he cannot discipline himself as a mage must - but he has his mage-stone still in his possession! Borthen has uses of Caradoc, and the mage-stone. Margoth, Caradoc's sister, and Serdor, Caradoc's friend, wish to save Caradoc from descent into evil. Twynmira cares nothing for any of them - she only wishes to rule Garillon. And Evelake is an innocent boy, caught in an adventure far beyond his understanding." 2. The Gauntlet of Malice - 336 pp, 1988, ISBN 0812539567 - "Not only is Caradoc Penluathe a failed mage, now he is also a fugitive accused of murder. Delsidor Whitfauconer was fatally stabbed in Ambrothen Cathedral, and all signs point to Caradoc, and a malevolent misuse of magepower. Evelake Whitfauconer, son and heir to the murdered man, is in Caradoc's care. Evelake's mind has been removed and 'replaced' by Borthen Berigeld, in a first move to take control of Carillon. Caradoc, hunted and bereft of the mage-stone which is the source of his power and healing, must travel paths imbued with malignant hostility. With only his native talent and courage to keep him alive, Caradoc must bring young Evelake to sanity and safety." 3. Spiral of Fire - 468 pp, 1989, ISBN 0812539540 - Caradoc is now a great healer despite himself. In his long battle with Brothen Berigeld, master destroyer, (he) has lost much but has gained in maturity and strength. His greatest loss has been the lives of his friends. He has risked his own life - often - and he has seen the power of the Magia virtually destroyed. But now Berigeld has released a scourge upon the land which even he cannot control - a golden, fiery boy invested with the feral insatiability of a netherworld creature who calls himself, simply, the Devourer. Caradoc must go within himself - accompanied by his foulest enemy - if anything at all is to survive." Interiors - book I has large stamp from bookstore and previous owner's initials in ink on inside of front cover, book III has crease at bottom corner of page leaf 333/334, otherwise books clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book I has small crease at top corner of rear cover, a light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, and three tiny dents on front cover; books I & II have a tiny single digit number stamped on bottom of text block; all books have light edge wear and light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
39 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
40 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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