New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

October 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Aerie : a Magonia novel

October 24, 2016
Headley, Maria Dahvana, 1977- author.
307 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Magonia.
"The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley's critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes--and two versions of herself. Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She&#x;s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you&#x;ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world. As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground. When Jason&#x;s paranoia over Aza&#x;s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner, Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, the Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever." Publisher's descriptions.

Sex, lies & serious money

October 20, 2016
Woods, Stuart, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
339 pages ; 24 cm.
"Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature--and value--of his recent turn of fortune. From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his client is pursued from all angles. and Stone quickly learns that easy money isn't always so easy"-- Provided by publisher.

Order to kill

October 20, 2016
Mills, Kyle, 1966- author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2016.
374 pages ; 25 cm
Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But now the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, and soon it becomes alarmingly clear that forces in Moscow are hell-bent on fomenting even more chaos and turmoil in the Middle East. Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit, to stop a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected.

Catching the jigglypuff thief

October 19, 2016
Polan, Alex.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2016.
107 p. ; 21 cm.
"Ethan, Devin, and Gianna are Pokémon trainers, and with the help of their favorite Pokémon and the Team Mystic gym leader, Carlo, they're ready to take on both the real world and the video game world in Pokémon GO! But when someone breaks into the local doughnut shop and steals a valuable batch of doughnuts, it looks like the shop might close--taking Team Mystic's only gym down with it! The friends are determined to crack the case, especially when their first clue, found in Devin's Pokédex, seems to point to a Team Valor plot? Can Team Mystic band together to track down the thief--and defend their gym?"-- Page 4 of cover.


October 18, 2016
Smith, Roland, 1951- author.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Pat O'Toole, his brother Coop, and their new companion, Kate, have narrowly escaped the cultlike community below New York City but must try to stop the cult's leader, Kate's grandfather.

El Paso : a novel

October 18, 2016
Groom, Winston, 1944- author.
xii, 477 pages ; 25 cm
When the Colonel's famous Valle del Sol ranch is raided, it was Pancho Villa who not only stole the cattle but also murdered the ranch manager. Even worse, Villa's henchmen abduct the Colonel's grandchildren in another daring raid only days later. Frantic, the aging patriarch and his adopted son race to El Paso, hoping to gather a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt down the generalissimo on his own turf. But their deep pockets and political clout mean next to nothing in a crumbling nation rife with communist sympathizers. When a twist of fate unites his party with that of Johnny Ollas, an aspiring matador whose wife has also been kidnapped by the marauding revolutionaries, the two factions gallop off on an extraordinary manhunt through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth: the vast and snake-ridden Sierra Madre.

The wall of storms

October 18, 2016
Liu, Ken, 1976- author.
New York : Saga Press, [2016]
858 pages ; 24 cm.
"Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara--and chaos results. But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara's savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children, now grown and ready to make their mark on history"-- Provided by publisher.

Like a river glorious

October 17, 2016
Carson, Rae, author.
406 pages : map ; 22 cm
After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home, one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson, her longtime best friend, hasn't stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes. But her uncle Hiram hasn't given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she's kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle's villainy. Yet Lee's magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?


October 13, 2016
Lippert-Martin, Kristen, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2016]
266 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Tabula rasa
"Angel discovers that the memory-altering program she was part of may still be active--and her life may in more danger than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Black widow : red vengeance

October 13, 2016
Stohl, Margaret, author.
Los Angeles : Marvel, 2016.
438 pages ; 22 cm
At head of title: Marvel.
Act one: Widowed -- Act two: Targeted -- Act three: Revealed.
The Black Widow and Red Widow have inherited something from their shared past--a need for vengeance against deceased Ivan Somodorov's network of terror.

The dreaming hunt

October 12, 2016
Dees, Cindy.
New York : Tor, 2016.
462 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"The Sleeping King told them how to wake him in the mortal realm: find his lost regalia--crown, ring, sword, shield, and bow--and rejoin them with his sleeping body. In The Dreaming Hunt, the heroes begin their quest. But they've caught the attention of powerful forces determined to stop them. Worse, their visit to the Dream Plane has unleashed chaos, and the fight is spilling over into the mortal realm. They frantically outrun old enemies and pick up new ones: imperial hunters, a secret cabal of mages, a criminal league, and a changeling army. Are they just pawns in larger political dramas, or are they crystallizing into the nucleus of a rebellion? Can they find the regalia necessary to wake the Sleeping King before they are utterly destroyed?"--Provided by publisher.

The Tengu's game of go

September 21, 2016
Hearn, Lian, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xi, 235 pages : map ; 19 cm.
"Unrest rules the country. Only Shika can end the madness by returning the Lotus Throne to its rightful ruler. As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly."--Provided by publisher.

The reader : sea of ink and gold

September 20, 2016
Chee, Traci, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
442 pages ; 22 cm.
"After her father is brutally murdered, Sefia flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped none of Sefia's survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book-- a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed."--Provided by publisher.

Don Quixote : fourth-centenary translation

September 15, 2016
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.
New York : Signet Classics,, c2011.
xxxi, 1040 p. ; 18 cm.
The epic tale of an eccentric country gentleman and his companion who set out as a knight and squire of old to right wrongs and punish evil in sixteenth-century Spain.

The masked city : an invisible library novel

September 12, 2016
Cogman, Genevieve, author.
New York, New York : ROC, [2016]
372 pages ; 22 cm
"The written word is mightier than the sword--most of the time... Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai--a dragon of royal descent--is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble. Kai's abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions..."-- Provided by publisher.

The Ones

September 12, 2016
Sweren-Becker, Daniel, author.
294 pages ; 22 cm
"Genetically engineered teenagers called 'The Ones' go to extremes fighting for their rights as society turns against them"-- Provided by publisher.


September 7, 2016
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
387 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
" An 800-year-old treasure, an ancient cypher wheel, a brutal murder and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history--or certain death"--Provided by publisher.

8 Rivers of shadow

August 23, 2016
Hunt, Leo, author.
Dover, Massachussetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Thirteen Days of Midnight.
In a high-stakes sequel, reluctant necromancer Luke Manchett must call upon the most wicked and eerie ghosts of his dispelled Host to save two innocent souls.

Last descendants

August 23, 2016
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
308 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"An Assassin's Creed series."

Nothing short of dying : a Clyde Barr novel

August 17, 2016
Storey, Erik, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
312 pages ; 24 cm
Survivalist adventurer and soldier of fortune Clyde Barr, recently released from an unjust prison term, uses his lethal skills to rescue his abducted sister from a meth kingpin who would control the drug trade throughout the Western United States.

The almost king

August 12, 2016
Saxon, Lucy, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2016.
396 pages : map ; 22 cm
After a taste of the brutality of army life, seventeen-year-old Aleks Vasin deserts and finds love, adventure, and a skyship full of technological discoveries, while pursued by vengeful soldiers.

The Damascus threat : an ICE thriller

August 11, 2016
Rees, Matt, 1967- author.
New York, NY : Crooked Lane Books, 2016.
295 pages ; 25 cm
ICE Special Agent Dominic Verrazzano's investigation leads him to plans for a chemical attack on New York City, then on to Syria to try to locate the plot's intended weapon before it is too late.

The hill

August 11, 2016
Bass, Karen, 1962- author.
254 pages ; 21 cm.
Jared's plane has crashed in the Alberta wilderness, and Kyle is first on the scene. When Jared insists on hiking up the highest hill in search of cell phone reception, Kyle hesitates; his Cree grandmother has always forbidden him to go near it. There's no stopping Jared, though, so Kyle reluctantly follows. After a night spent on the hilltop -- with no cell service -- the teens discover something odd: the plane has disappeared. Nothing in the forest surrounding them seems right. In fact, things seem very wrong. And worst of all, something is hunting them.

The bastard's grimoire

August 10, 2016
Hirsch, Joseph, 1982- author.
235 pages ; 23 cm
"Once upon a time an evil wizard waved his wand over a sullen wretch named Casper Namlos. This wizard recited a bit of the biblical vulgate backwards, entreating the lad to be fruitful and multiply. And so the boy obeyed the magician’s spell, wandering the land and sowing his demon seed whenever and wherever he could, until parts of the kingdom lay in ruins, while the rest of the realm waited in terror for that final day when the boy was prophesied to bring forth the Great Beast to stalk the land. Now the only thing keeping Satan from reigning on Earth is another young lad who appears laughably weak compared to the demon hordes. Meet Martin Stolzer, an orphan who lives in a whorehouse in the city of Koln. He doesn't know it yet, but the boy is about to get more adventure than he can handle"--Backcover.

Lord of the Darkwood

August 9, 2016
Hearn, Lian, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xi, 220 pages : map ; 19 cm.
"A self-assured warrior stumbles into a game of Go that turns fatal. An ambitious lord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands. A stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother. A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne. A woman of the Old People seeks five fathers for her five children, who will go on to found the Spider Tribe and direct the fate of the country."--Provided by publisher.

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