DJANGO WEXLER graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, worked in artificial intelligence research and as a programmer/writer for Microsoft, and is now a full-time fantasy writer. Django is the author of The Shadow Campaigns, an epic fantasy series for adults, and The Forbidden Library, a classic fantasy series for middle-grade readers.
Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy - a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth. But after meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and suddenly finds herself inside it - and the only way out is by conquering the dangerous creatures within .
In the wake of the King's death, war has come to Vordan. But as all the powers of the continent rise against Vordan, Janus bet Vhalnich and Winter Ihernglass face a bloody battle against enemies not just armed with muskets and cannon, but dark priests of an ancient order, wielding forbidden magic.
After Ending the cat promises Alice a way to defeat the Old Readers, Alice sets out with a fire sprite, Ashes, and the apprentice Readers to confront the Old Readers, but as events take an unexpected turn, Alice is forced to reveal her true identity.
The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries. The most feared man in the Vordan will bow his knee to no Queen, unless she is firmly under his influence.
In the desert colony of Khandar, a dark and mysterious magic, hidden for centuries, is about to emerge from darkness.Their fates rest in the hands of an enigmatic new Colonel, sent to restore order while following his own mysterious agenda into the realm of the supernatural.
Having figured out the role her master and uncle, Geryon, played in her father's disappearance, Alice turns to Ending - the mysterious, magical giant feline and guardian of Geryon's library - for a spell to incapacitate Geryon.
Old Readers are supposed to live for ever, magically inhabiting the spaces between stories.When an ancient Reader is killed, seemingly by his own apprentice, the hierarchy of the magical world tumbles and its spider web of alliances begin to unravel. It's almost as if they are trapped in a strange sort of labyrinth .
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