The Journal Gazette
Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of fantasy fiction are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.

“Ring Shout” by P. Djeli Clark

A dark-fantasy, historical novella from the award-winning author of “The Black God's Drums” follows a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter as they fight a supernatural Ku Klux Klan in Macon, Georgia in the early 20th century.

“Daughter of Black Lake” by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Growing up in an Iron Age settlement far from the reach of Roman conquerors, a young woman who envisions a life of peace draws on the power of an extraordinary gift to save her community from famine and invaders.

“The Frozen Crown” by Greta Kelly

Fleeing to her allies in the south when her realm is overrun by the forces of a mad emperor, a young heiress is embroiled in labyrinthine political games that threaten to expose her secret magical nature.

“The Midnight Bargain” by C. L. Polk

In a romantic fantasy set in a magical Regency England, a sorceress must balance magic-ending familial duty with her ambition to become her world's first great sorceress.

“Spellbreaker” by Charlie N. Holmberg

Born with illegal spell-breaking powers in a world where corrupt wizards advance the causes of the wealthy, Elise supports underground resistance efforts before striking an unlikely bargain with an elite magical student.

“Over the Woodward Wall” by A. Deborah Baker

Two exceptional children, one precision-oriented and the other absolutely unpredictable, embark on an unplanned detour that finds them in a fantastical world of talking trees, sarcastic owls and dangerous magical locals.

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