New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

September 22, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.
©2016
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.

Pirate

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.
"Ubisoft"--Cover.
"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.
©2016
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.
©2016
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.

Chilled

August 4, 2016
Elliot, Kendra.
Las Vegas, NV : Montlake Romance, [2012]
348 pages ; 21 cm.
Brynn Nealey, a forensic nurse on a search and rescue team, faces a dangerous blizzard to find survivors of a plane crash in the Cascade Mountains. She is joined by Alex Kinton, a former US Marshal, who wishes to find the man who killed his brother, and then return the favor. What will happen to Alex's savage instincts when he finally has the opportunity to confront his brother's killer?

The darkest hour

July 28, 2016
Richmond, Caroline Tung, author.
©2016
307 pages ; 22 cm
After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations--a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets.

Heroes of the frontier : a novel

July 26, 2016
Eggers, Dave, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
385 pages ; 23 cm
Josie and her husband have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.

To the bright edge of the world : a novel

July 26, 2016
Ivey, Eowyn, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
417 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
"In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads an exploratory expedition up the Wolverine River and into the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return. As they map the territory and gather information on native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his team can't escape the sense that some great, mysterious force threatens their lives. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions of a pregnant woman on her own, and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She, too, explores nature, through the new art of photography, unaware that the coming winter will test her own courage and faith to the breaking point." -- adapted from book jacket.

Fetching sweetness

July 26, 2016
Mentink, Dana, author.
Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
221 pages ; 21 cm
It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

Winter's fire

July 26, 2016
Kristian, Giles, author.
©2016
310 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Norway, AD 785 - a vow of vengeance must be kept . . . Sigurd Haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior . . . and a dangerous enemy. He has gone a long way towards avenging the murder of his family. And yet the oath-breaker King Gorm, who betrayed Sigurd's father, still lives. And so long as he draws breath, the scales remain unbalanced. The sacred vow to avenge his family burns in Sigurd's veins, but he must be patient and bide his time. He knows that he and his band of warriors are not yet strong enough to confront the treacherous king. They need silver, they need more spear-brothers to rally to the young Viking's banner - but more than these, they need to win fame upon the battlefield. And so the fellowship venture west, to Sweden, to fight as mercenaries. And it is there - in the face of betrayal and bloodshed, on a journey that will take him all too close to the halls of Valhalla - that Sigurd's destiny will be forged. There, in the inferno of winter's fire . . .

Behind the throne : the Indranan war: book 1

July 22, 2016
Wagers, K. B., author.
New York : Orbit, 2016.
423 pages ; 21 cm
Hail Bristol has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. When she is dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading her ship for a palace is her most dangerous move yet.

The dragon round

July 19, 2016
Power, Stephen S., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
320 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A swashbuckling adventure with a dark side for fans of George R.R. Martin and Naomi Novik--when a ship captain is stranded on a deserted island by his mutinous crew, he finds a baby dragon that just might be the key to his salvation"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost civilization of Suolucidir

July 18, 2016
Daitch, Susan, author.
San Francisco : City Lights Publishers, 2016.
310 pages ; 21 cm
First collapse -- Silent, deserted, fallen cities -- The book of smoke -- Hilliard and Congreaves.
"A series of archeological expeditions unfolds through time, each one looking for the ruins of a fabled underground city-state that once flourished in a remote province near the border of present-day Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Sealed off for centuries by seismic activity, Suolucidir beckons with the promise of plunder and the glory of discovery, fantasies as varied as the imaginations of her aspiring modern-day conquerors. As the tumult of the twentieth century's great wars, imperial land grabs and anti-colonial revolutions swirl across its barren, deserted landscape, the ancient city remains entombed below the surface of the earth. A succession of adventurers, speculators and unsavory characters arrive in search of their prize, be it archeological treasure, oil, or evidence of crimes and punishments. Intrigue, conspiracies, and counter-plots abound, and contemporary events interfere with each expedition, whether in the form of the Axis advance, British Petroleum, or the Revolutionary Guards. People disappear, relics are stolen, and the city closes in upon itself once more. A satiric, post-colonial adventure story of mythic proportions, The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir takes place against a background of actual events, in a part of the world with a particular historical relationship to Russia and the West. But though we are treated to visual "evidence" of its actual existence, Suolucidir remains a mystery, perhaps an invention of those who seek it, a place where history and identity are subject to revision, and the boundaries between East and West are anything but solid, reliable, or predictable"-- Provided by publisher.

Clear to lift

July 12, 2016
Wilson, Anne A, author.
New York : Forge, 2016.
316 pages ; 25 cm
"When she is assigned to a new search and rescue team, Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Alison Malone meets mountain guide Will during a dangerous mission, a man who shows her that it is never too late to start living."--Provided by publisher.

Ghost sniper

July 12, 2016
McEwen, Scott, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
405 pages ; 25 cm.
"In the next thrilling installment of the non-stop action Sniper Elite series from the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper, a top secret band of elite warriors are forced to take a side in the Mexican narco wars. Bob Pope, the director of an American secret intelligence anti-terrorist program, loses contact with his most trusted operative, Navy Master Chief Gil Shannon, fearing him dead when a mission to take out a Swiss banker who is channeling funds to Muslim extremists goes awry. But when an American politician and her convoy are assassinated in Mexico City by the Ghost Sniper--an American ex-military gunman for hire employed by Mexico's most ruthless drug cartel-- Pope must turn to retired Navy SEAL Daniel Crosswhite and the newest Sniper Elite hero, ex-Green Beret Chance Vaught, to track down the assassin and expose the corrupt officials behind the murderous plot. The newest heart-pounding Sniper Elite thriller takes you on an action-packed adventure to both sides of the Atlantic, filled with the intrigue and movie-worthy warfare fans of the series have come to know and love"-- Provided by publisher.

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