New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

October 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


October 19, 2017
Williams, Walter Jon, author.
New York : Saga Press, 2017.
530 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
"Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains. First, he has to survive the night. Then, he has to leave his home behind and venture forth into the wider world of Duisland, where he can find friends and allies to help avenge his losses and restore Ethlebight to glory. His determination will rock kingdoms, shatter the political structure of Duisland, and change the country forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Paradox bound : a novel

October 4, 2017
Clines, Peter, 1969- author.
373 pages ; 24 cm
Eli Teague leaves his small town in Maine to accompany a time traveler on an adventure in a steampunked Ford Model A through two centuries of American history.

Island of Point Nemo

October 2, 2017
Blas de Roblès, Jean-Marie, 1954- author.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017.
397 pages ; 22 cm
Previously published in French as L'ile du Point Némo.
""Those of you who stay with Blas de Robles's ultimately quite satisfying novel will find yourselves with a new European literary star to steer by."-Alan Cheuse, NPR. A stolen diamond and three right feet, wearing shoes of a non-existent brand, that wash ashore in Scotland set into motion the first plot of Island of Point Nemo, a rollicking Jules Verne-like adventure narrative that crosses continents and oceans, involves multilingual codes, a world-famous villain, and three eccentrically loopy detectives. Running parallel is the story of B@bil Books, an e-reader factory in France filled with its own set of colorful characters, including the impotent Dieumercie and his randy wife, who will stop at nothing -- including a suspect ritual involving bees -- to fix his "problem," and their abusive boss Wang-ilWong, obsessed with carrier pigeons and spying on his employees. With the humor of a Jasper Fforde novel, and the structure of a Haruki Murakami one, Island of Point Nemo is a literary puzzle and grand testament to the power of storytelling -- even in our digital age. Born in Algeria, Jean-Marie Blas de Robles is a truly international writer, having spent significant time in Brazil, France, Taiwan, and Libya. His novel Where Tigers Are at Home won the Fnac, Giono, and Medicis Prizes. Island of Point Nemo is his ninth novel. Hannah Chute has an MA in translation from the University of Rochester. In 2015, she received the Banff Centre Scholarship to work on Island of Point Nemo, her first full-length translation"-- Provided by publisher.

They both die at the end

September 21, 2017
Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.
373 pages ; 22 cm
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Crown of souls

September 15, 2017
Kendig, Ronie, author.
471 pages ; 22 cm.
Suddenly shot at a picnic, Tox discovers it's a strange invitation to join an old sniper pal's quest for revenge over his fallen team. Despite the injury, Tox feels sympathetic to the cause--and battles a growing darkness within himself. But when he learns Alec is using a deadly ancient artifact in his plan, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.

Into a dark frontier : a novel

September 12, 2017
Mangan, John, author
Longboat Key, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, 2017.
323 pages ; 24 cm
In the near future, Africa collapses into an enormous failed state, leaving the continent lawless and severely depopulated. For most, the breakdown brings horror, but for others -the outcast, the desperate, the criminals, and the insane- it allows unparalleled opportunity: a new frontier of danger and unlimited possibility. In America, ex-Navy SEAL Slade Crawford, emotionally crippled after twenty years of front line combat, the dissolution of his marriage, and the accidental death of his son, is falsely accused of terrorism. Slade flees to Africa to build a new life and escape his past when he is captured by an enigmatic American colonel, Gary Kraven, and blackmailed into tracking down a blood cult that is rampaging across the sub-Sahara. Struggling to stay alive and to free himself from Kraven's grasp, Slade pursues the cult across the lawless African frontier. He soon learns that nothing is as it seems and that he is standing at the epicenter of a global struggle that will determine the course of history. Slade must decide whether to fight for his life or his honor -he can't have both.

The Romanov ransom

September 5, 2017
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
"In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon."-- Provided by publisher.

Execute authority

September 5, 2017
Fury, Dalton, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
ix, 292 pages ; 25 cm

An alchemy of masques and mirrors

August 28, 2017
Craddock, Curtis, author.
New York : Tor, 2017.
416 pages : map ; 24 cm
"In a world of soaring continents and bottomless skies, where a burgeoning new science lifts skyships into the cloud-strewn heights, and ancient blood-borne sorceries cling to a fading glory, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs is about to be married to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war. Born without the sorcery that is her birthright but with a perspicacious intellect, Isabelle believes her marriage will stave off disastrous conflict and bring her opportunity and influence"--Dust jacket flap.

False idols

August 28, 2017
Hollins, Jon, author.
New York : Orbit, 2017.
625 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure series. The Dragons who once ruled over the land are dead. The motley crew that stumbled through that revolution are rich and praised as saviors. Everyone gets to live happily ever after, right? Right? Well, it might have worked out that way if the dragons in Kondorra had been the only ones. If they hadn't been just the tip of the spear about to fall upon the whole world... The Dragon Lords: Fool's Gold ; The Dragon Lords: False Idols"-- Provided by publisher.

Genius : the con

August 25, 2017
Gout, Leopoldo, author.
278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Three young geniuses from around the globe hatch a plot to trick a vicious warlord, infiltrate a mastermind's organization, protect their families, and save the world.

Heir of Novron

August 24, 2017
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961-
New York : Orbit, 2012.
928 pages ; 21 cm.
Wintertide -- Percepliquis.
Royce and Hadrian discover the true Heir of Novron on the day the New Empire celebrates its victory over the Nationalists by executing the fake heir.

Rise of empire : volume two of the Riyria revelations

August 24, 2017
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961-
New York : Orbit, 2011.
799 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Nyphron rising -- The emerald storm.
"The birth of the Nyphron Empire has brought war to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind enemy lines"--Provided by publisher.

League of American Traitors

August 23, 2017
Landis, Matthew, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2017]
244 pages ; 22 cm
Shortly after losing both parents Jasper, seventeen, learns that he is the last living descendant of traitor Benedict Arnold and part of a centuries-old feud run by secret organizations.

A promise to kill : a Clyde Barr novel

August 16, 2017
Storey, Erik, author.
New York : Scribner, 2017.
269 pages ; 24 cm.
Clyde Barr, the drifter with lethal skills, is alone again, wandering the highways of the American West in search of something to believe in. As summer turns to autumn, he trades his car for a horse and heads for the mountains, planning to clear his head and regain his edge with some hunting. But when he runs across an elderly sick man-- a Ute Indian from a nearby reservation-- Clyde's dream of solitude is quickly dashed. On the reservation, Clyde finds the old man's daughter, Lawana, and grandson, Taylor, as well as a group of menacing bikers called Reapers running wild in the economically depressed, half-abandoned village. Gripped by the desire to do good in a hard world, Clyde offers to stay on Lawana's ranch to help out until her father is released from the hospital. He controls himself around the bikers, even when he sees them harass a few Native American women but when the Reapers attack a local boy Clyde has to do something. As tensions rise between the locals and the Reapers, Clyde's efforts to protect the reservation become a fight for his, Lawana's, and Taylor's lives.

Black Light Express

August 16, 2017
Reeve, Philip, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to Railhead.
"Black Light Express" was originally published in English in 2016. This edition is published by arrangement with Oxford University Press."
Zen Starling, a small-time thief, and Nova, an android girl come from the Network Empire, whose stations are scattered across the galaxy and linked by the K-gates and the sentient trains travel at light speed between them--but the gate through which they just passed was a new one, and they have no way of knowing into what danger it might have led them.

The Savior's Game

August 15, 2017
Chercover, Sean, author.
272 pages ; 22 cm.
"Daniel Byrne is haunted by the future. Literally. It happened to his uncle. It happened to the woman he loves. And now it's happening to him. It started as a voice only he could hear. Then he found himself visiting another world. A world both familiar and strange. A world inextricably linked to our own. And the things he sees there, come true-- here. It's a power others are willing to kill for. There's no one Daniel can trust. Nowhere to hid. Chased across the globe by mysterious assassins, he struggles to decipher the visions plaguing him. Visions of miracles and massacres, conspiracy and catastrophe. And behind it all, a powerful adversary the likes of which we've never seen before. One thing that's clear-- the universe is warning him of a cataclysmic change, an event that is either a bloody Armageddon or a shining new beginning. Daniel thinks he can see the answer-- and maybe even change the outcome, before it's too late. But there is a fine line between messiah and madman."

Barely legal : a Herbie Fisher novel

August 2, 2017
Woods, Stuart, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
357 pages ; 24 cm.
"The protege will become the hero: now is the time of Herbie Fisher. Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date"-- Provided by publisher.

Age of swords

July 21, 2017
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961- author.
New York : Del Rey, 2017.
xiv, 470 pages : map ; 24 cm
"Age of Swords continues the epic story of the war between humankind and the elves--and of ordinary people becoming legendary heroes. It introduces a set of new characters: the dwarves, whose magical weaponcraft could decide the war. It's up to our heroes to win over the dwarves to the side of humankind...or else lose the war forever"-- Provided by publisher.

No good deed

July 21, 2017
Connolly, Kara, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
344 pages ; 22 cm
"Ellie is USA's best shot at Olympic gold in archery, but one wrong turn in Nottingham on her day off from the trials and she's somehow been transported back to the Middle Ages. Amidst an evil sheriff who wants to lock her up, a knight who might not be who he says he is, and an assassination plot, she must not only find her way back to the present, but fight to survive and not change history"-- Provided by publisher.

The ends of the world

July 21, 2017
Hall, Maggie, 1982-
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
309 pages ; 22 cm.
Avery West has the Circle-- but has lost everything else: her mother, the family she'd just found, and the one boy she trusted. When disaster strikes, turning Avery, Stellan, Jack, and Elodie into the most wanted people in the world, they'll have to make a desperate, dangerous final race for Alexander the Great's tomb. What they will find inside will mean the world's salvation-- or destruction.


July 21, 2017
Daniels, April (Young adult author), author.
315 pages ; 22 cm.
Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she's doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it's only going to get worse. When she crosses a newly discovered billionaire supervillain, Dreadnought comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her. She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge. And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings, ready to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever.

Beautiful animals : a novel

July 20, 2017
Osborne, Lawrence, 1958- author.
New York : Hogarth, 2017.
287 pages ; 22 cm
"On a summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, two girls make a startling discovery: a young Arab man washed up on shore, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging against across the sea. When a simple plan to help the stranger goes horrifically wrong, all must face the consequences they have set in motion"--Provided by publisher.

China strike : an ICE thriller

July 19, 2017
Rees, Matt, 1967- author.
New York, NY : Crooked Lane Books, 2017.
278 pages ; 24 cm
Confronted with the mystery of thousands of simultaneous car crashes worldwide, ICE Special Agent Dominic Verrazzano must race against time to identify the cybercriminal responsible when Verrazzano determines that a much larger terrorist attack is imminent.

What goes up

July 18, 2017
Kennedy, Katie, 1963- author.
327 pages ; 22 cm
Teenagers Rosa and Eddie, trainees in a top-secret space exploration and research program, must thwart the aliens' Earth-destroying mission by stealing their spacecraft and traveling extra-dimensionally to an alternate Earth.

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