New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

December 8, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Arcanum unbounded : the Cosmere collection

December 7, 2016
Sanderson, Brandon, author.
New York : Tor Books, 2016.
671 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published individually as ebooks on Tor.com and elsewhere, except for Edgedancer.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The Selish system. The Emperor's soul ; The hope of Elantris -- The Scadian system. The eleventh metal ; Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes twenty-eight through thirty ; Mistborn: secret history -- The Taldain system. White Sand -- The Threnodite system. Shadows for silence in the forests of Hell -- The Drominad system. Sixth of the Dusk -- The Rosharan system. Edgedancer.
Sanderson has created a series of linked worlds that together create the imagined realms know as the Cosmere. This collection of stories represent six of these planets and their distinct magic systems. The author has included charts, illustrations, notes and secrets to help you on your journey across the cosmos.

The turncoat's gambit

December 6, 2016
Cremer, Andrea R., author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016]
324 pages : map ; 22 cm
"In an alternate nineteenth-century America, Charlotte is on the run from both the empire and the revolution. Now she must figure out whom she trusts, once and for all"--Provided by publisher.

Time of the twins

December 5, 2016
Jenner, Kendall Nicole, 1995- author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
363 pages ; 24 cm.
"Lex, an impulsive military cadet, and Livia, a pampered Airess, have just found out they are twins, which is against the law in the great City of Indra. Now they are leaving behind the only world they have ever known: for Lex it was the dark world of the Hub below the surface of Indra, where she survived the brutal Orphanage to become an elite member of Indra's Population Control Forces, and for Livia, it was a life of luxury on the sky island of Helix, where she was brought up to be a Proper Indrithian Young Woman. With help from the charming and handsome Kane, Lex's best friend and Livia's newfound love, and Zavier, a gruff rebel who would prefer to leave them all behind, they make the grueling trek through the dangerous underground tunnels toward the Outlands beyond the dome of Indra in search of the mother they thought was dead. When they finally reach the Outlanders' colony, they discover their mother holds the key to unlocking, their past, and they must confront an ancient prophecy, "The Time of the Twins." The prophecy claims they are the long-awaited "twin saviors," destined to save the City of Indra from the oppressive High Council who have long reigned over all of its people. Will Lex and Livia agree to be a part of their mother's dangerous plan and take on the daunting role of "twin saviors"? Will they trust their mother and put themselves in jeopardy to save countless lives? It's a responsibility they never asked for... but one that may prove impossible to ignore" -- Dust jacket flap.

Return of the Continuums

December 1, 2016
Brody, Jennifer, author.
©2016
417 pages ; 22 cm.
Myra and her friends form an unlikely alliance in hopes of surviving long enough to reach the First Continuum, to learn the secret behind humanity's destruction and the hope for its survival.

Brigands M.C.

November 22, 2016
Muchamore, Robert, author.
©2009
406 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in 2009.
Every CHERUB agent comes from somewhere. Dante Scott still has nightmares about the death of his family, brutally murdered by a biker gang. Dante is given the chance to become a member of CHERUB, a trained professional with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. But when Dante joins James and Lauren Adams on a mission to infiltrate Brigands Motorcycle Club, he's ready to use everything he's learned to get revenge on the people who killed his family!

Wayward heroes

November 17, 2016
Halldór Laxness, 1902-1998, author.
Brooklyn, New York : Archipelago Books, 2016.
467 pages ; 18 cm
"Published in 1952, Wayward Heroes is part of the body of works for which Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955. It is a masterfully written tragicomedy about the oath-brothers Thorgeir and Thormod, inspired by the old Icelandic sagas Saga of the Sworn Brothers and Saga of Saint Olaf. The brothers fight for glory, raid for treasure, and seduce women against the backdrop of a new cult of Christianity. But where the old sagas depict their heroes as glorious champions, Laxness does the opposite. As Thormod avenges Thorgeir's death, he demonstrates the senselessness of violence and the endlessly cyclical nature of obsession"-- Provided by publisher.

The shores of Tripoli : Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates

November 17, 2016
Haley, James L., author.
©2016
448 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Maps on endpages.
"A novel"--Cover.
It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna--discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected.

Pharaoh

November 10, 2016
Smith, Wilbur A., author.
©2016
408 pages ; 24 cm
Map on end pages.
Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded. Taita, the Pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his Pharaoh and keep safe all he loves. With the timely arrival of an old ally the tide is turned, but Taita is branded a traitor. The new Pharaoh, Utteric, is young, weak and cruel-- and threatened by Taita's influence within the palace.

Odessa sea

November 9, 2016
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
486 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Maps on endpaper.
"A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern day smugglers of nuclear materials. At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there's only one man who can avert catastrophe. From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war."--Provided by publisher.

The imagination box

November 1, 2016
Ford, Martyn, 1987- author.
©2015
231 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Faber & Faber in 2015.
"A ten-year-old orphan discovers a box that can make the things he imagines become real and must keep the contraption from getting into the wrong hands with the help of a professor, his granddaughter, and a well-versed finger monkey"-- Provided by publisher.

Projekt 1065

October 26, 2016
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
©2016
309 pages ; 22 cm
It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

The people of the broken neck

October 26, 2016
Zobal, Silas Dent, author.
Lakewood, CO : Unbridled Books, [2016]
343 pages ; 21 cm
"A special-ops veteran of the war in Afghanistan returns to a broken marriage. When we meet him, he may or may not have killed his estranged wife. He is on the run with his two children-an adolescent boy who is big enough to fight back and an 8-year-old girl who wants to believe her father is a good man. The FBI agent in pursuit has family troubles of his own, including a suicidal daughter, but he can't get back home because of his unnatural obsession with this fugitive and the two children he is dragging with him cross-country. This is a thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

Strong cold dead

October 25, 2016
Land, Jon, author.
©2016
350 pages ; 24 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
The terrorist organization ISIS is after a deadly toxin that could be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. There is a race for the toxin because it also holds the potential to eradicate cancer. At the Indian reservation where a vengeful tycoon is mining the toxin, he is disguising his effort as an oil-drilling operation. Now Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong must face off against a host of adversaries, including a mythic monster culled from Native American folklore that the tribe believes has risen to protect its land.

Conspiracy of ravens

October 25, 2016
Bowen, Lila, author.
New York : Orbit, 2016.
359 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"The sequel to Wake of Vultures, where a rich, secret world is hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now her destiny as the Shadow is calling. A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And Nettie must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on a dangerous mission that is pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life. When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?"-- Provided by publisher.

Aerie : a Magonia novel

October 24, 2016
Headley, Maria Dahvana, 1977- author.
©2016
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.

Above

October 18, 2016
Smith, Roland, 1951- author.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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?

Incognita

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.

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