Annotation:As the last heir of Shannara, Shea must save the humans, gnomes, trolls, dwarfs, and elves of the world from the Warlock Lord by reclaiming the sword.
Annotation:When a young boy falls ill, his grandfather pops round to visit him. To cheer his grandson up, Grandpa has brought a storybook; The Princess Bride, a tale of the love between the beautiful Buttercup and the besotted Westley, a love cruelly interrupted by Westley's tragic apparent death at sea when seeking his fortune. Heartbroken, Buttercup has sworn never to love again, but accepts the marriage proposal of the rich and handsome Prince Humperdinck, heir to the throne of Florin; but death is no barrier to true love, and in a story filled with exotically-accented swordsmen, big-hearted giants, genius kidnappers, sadistic torturers, vile swamps, Rodents of Unusual Size, the Dread Pirate Roberts and a somewhat embittered miracle worker.
Annotation:In a world where one can literally get lost in literature, Thursday Next, a Special Operative in literary detection, tries to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature.
Annotation:Galaxy-hopping Arthur Dent and galaxy tour-guide writer Ford Prefect race to save the universe in an antic series that begins with the guide and goes on to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe & Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Annotation:Part of the Discworld Series. The king of Lancre celebrates the birth of a daughter to his wife Magrat, a somewhat retired sorceress, leading to a party gate-crashing by vampires from the land of Uberwald.
Annotation:Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next.
Annotation:The first book in the Wheel of Time Series. War rages around the city of Tar Valon as the prophesy of a child who will change the world sends Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran on a race against time to find the child before the forces of the Shadow can destroy him.
Annotation:Richard Mayhew's life is forever changed after he rescues a young girl named Door and finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, and angels, and he must help Door on her mission to save this strange underworld kingdom from destruction.
Annotation:Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden confronts his latest and most dangerous challenge in the person of a ghost of an evil wizard who possesses the power to invade people's nightmares and uses other ghosts to wreak havoc on the living.