New Arrivals · Adventure Fiction

February 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Magic below

February 9, 2016
Burns, Laura J., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
239 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to Bewitched in Oz.
"Cover illustration by Liam Peters"--T.p.
Zerie has learned that the real threat to Oz is Glinda the "Good" and her alliance with the Nome King, and now Ozma has magically transformed her into a mermaid and asked her to infiltrate Glinda's underwater palace, and free the Glass Cat and her friend, Brink--and she still is not completely sure who she can trust.

Burning midnight

February 5, 2016
McIntosh, Will.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Teens Sully, Hunter, Dom, and Mandy team up in a race against unscrupulous billionaire CEO Alex Holliday to locate a collectible sphere, which may have a very steep price.

Gameknight999 vs. Herobrine. Herobrine reborn : an unofficial Minecrafter's adventure

February 4, 2016
Cheverton, Mark, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2016.
213 pages ; 21 cm.
"An unofficial novel"--Title page.
With the destruction of the infected Ender Dragon, the monster kings were forced to retreat. Herobrine's poisonous XP has been captured in an obsidian box and sealed tightly. Gameknight999 and his friends know that the obsidian box will have to be destroyed to eliminate the evil virus once and for all. But how? And who will be brave enough to do it? Gameknight and his friends decide to take the infected ender chest far from their village, to a place where it will do no harm. But during the voyage, Herobrine takes control of Herder and has him steal the ender chest, taking it to the Nether where the blaze-king, Charybdis, awaits. But while they're battling a host of blazes, zombie-pigmen, and ghasts, the obsidian box is broken, infecting Herder with Herobrine's XP. As Herder is overcome by the virus's poisonous wickedness, Gameknight must face his friend in battle if he hopes to defeat this monster. But how can he destroy Herobrine without destroying his friend?


February 3, 2016
Landers, Melissa.
New York : Hyperion, [2016]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Former high school enemies Solara Brooks and Doran Spaulding must team up when they find themselves aboard a renegade spaceship.

The isle

January 28, 2016
Frankel, Jordana, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
371 pages ; 22 cm
Although Ren is able to find the supply of magical water that cures her sister, she faces more trouble when Governor Voss kidnaps Aven and an ancient order called the Tètai are determined to protect the healing water that the city needs to survive.

Blue darker than black : a thriller

January 22, 2016
Jenne, Mike, author.
viii, 548 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, Air Force Majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites. But after experiencing numerous close calls in orbit, the astronauts soon discover that not all perils reside in the sky. With his marriage already at risk because he cannot explain his frequent absences and strange activities to his wife, Ourecky learns that his unborn child may be in grave danger as a radiation consequence of his flights into space. Even as Ourecky and Carson accumulate successful mission after successful mission in space, other crucial events occur much closer to home. Interservice rivalries reach new heights as caustic but highly influential Navy admiral schemes to steal control of the project from the Air Force. Realizing that a Soviet GRU agent is operating in their midst, a shadowy team of counterintelligence operatives scramble to shield the project's secrets from discovery, leading to a confrontation that bears fatal consequences. As they train to accomplish more difficult missions against complicated targets, Ourecky and Carson are asked to volunteer to risk their lives one more time in an extremely hazardous rescue mission. The stakes are high; even as they leave the launch pad, there is no certainty that either man will return"-- Provided by publisher.


January 18, 2016
Dayton, Arwen, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"The sequel to Seeker"--Cover.
After learning that she pledged her life to deception, Quin and her oldest companion Shinobu search for answers in the past about the Seeker legacy and uncover a sinister plan, begun generations ago, with the power to end it.

Endure : a Defy novel

January 12, 2016
Larson, Sara B., author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Ignite.
Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married, but the kingdom of Antion is besieged, their friend Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy, and Alexa has not told Damian that she is at the mercy of the evil Rafe, bound to obey one command of his choosing--but now Alexa must travel deep into enemy territory and confront an army of black sorcerers to rescue Rylan.

Pawn's gambit : and other stratagems

January 12, 2016
Zahn, Timothy, author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2016.
328 pages ; 21 cm
The price of survival -- The giftie gie us -- The final report on the lifeline experiment -- Cascade point -- Music hath charms -- The president's doll -- Clean slate -- Hitmen, see murderers -- Protocol -- Old-boy network -- Proof -- The ring -- Trollbridge -- Chem lab 301 -- Pawn's gambit.
This short fiction collection includes the Hugo Award-winning novella Cascade Point and eight stories previously unpublished in book form.


January 11, 2016
Bracken, Alexandra.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2016.
486 pages ; 22 cm
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the Colonies-and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, his passenger, can find. In order to protect her, Nick must ensure she brings it back to them-whether she wants to or not. Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home forever.

The forgotten soldier

December 29, 2015
Taylor, Brad, 1965-
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
420 pages ; 24 cm.
"For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe. Created to deal with a terrorist threat that shuns the civilized rule of law, it abandoned the same, operating outside of the US Constitution. Though wildly successful, it was rooted in a fear that the cure could be worse than the disease. And now that fear has come home. A Special Forces soldier is killed on an operation in Afghanistan, and complicit in the attack is a government official of an allied nation. While the US administration wants to forget the casualty, one Taskforce member will not. When he sets out to avenge his brother's death, his actions threaten to not only expose the Taskforce's activities but also to destroy a web of alliances against a greater evil. Pike Logan understands the desire but also the danger. Brought in to eliminate the risk, he's now forced to choose between his friend and the administration he's sworn to protect, while unbeknownst to anyone, the soldier's death is only the beginning." -- jacket

The hunting trip : a novel of love and war

December 28, 2015
Butterworth, W. E. (William Edmund), 1929-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
viii, 417 pages ; 24 cm
"At the tender age of sixteen, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding school for committing a prank, and on the train home naturally wonders where his life will take him now. It never enters his mind that he will become a world-class marksman and a special agent of the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key role in the defection of a Soviet officer and then court danger as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer of ferocious mien, become a renowned bestselling novelist, and meet the love of his life on a hunting trip to Scotland. Yet all of this, and a great deal more, awaits him, in a raucous series of adventures across Europe and the United States..."-- Provided by publisher.

Poet Anderson ...of nightmares

December 22, 2015
DeLonge, Tom, author.
Encinitas, CA : To The Stars, [2015]
xi, 351 pages ; 22 cm
Parts of this book were adapted from the original Poet Anderson.
Follows the story of two orphan brothers who are lucid dreamers. After an accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas goes into the dream world in attempt to find his brother and awaken him.

Tipping point : the war with China -- the first salvo

December 15, 2015
Poyer, David, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
314 pages ; 25 cm.
"Captain Dan Lenson is under fire both at sea, and in Washington. His command of the first antiballistic-missile-capable cruiser in the Fleet, USS Savo Island, is threatened when he's called home to testify before Congress. There, he must defend his controversial decision to prevent a massive retaliatory missile attack by Israel against civilian targets in the Mideast. Shaken by the near-end of his career, Lenson returns to command uncertain of his own future, but determined to do his best by a damaged ship and an increasingly divided crew. Ordered to the Indian Ocean, Savo cruises off East Africa, protecting shipping lanes from pirates. But this seemingly routine patrol turns ominous when an unknown assailant begins assaulting female crew members. But then, an explosive showdown begins between India and Pakistan...with Savo Island, and her unique but not yet fully battle-ready ability to intercept ballistic missiles, standing alone between two nations on the brink of the first theater nuclear war. Dan will have to battle tsunami driven seas, incoming weapons, and a quickly tilting balance of power, as China moves inexorably in her bid to displace America in the far Pacific. The fifteenth novel in David Poyer's acclaimed series of naval adventures featuring Dan Lenson, Tipping Point is an action-packed, utterly authentic story of duty, war, and the stress of command, by the most popular living author of American sea fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

I'll cross the river

December 11, 2015
Flinchbaugh, C. Hope.
Shippensburg, PA : Destiny Image, ©2008.
287 pages ; 23 cm


December 10, 2015
Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2015]
342 pages ; 22 cm
"The Devil's engine"--Title page.
Marlow Green is a high school boy in New York who is always in trouble for vandalism and acting out, until one day he stumbles into the middle of a battle with a demon, and learns about The Devil's engine--an ancient machine which can grant anything you wish for, in exchange for your soul.

Knights of the hawk : a novel

December 2, 2015
Aitcheson, James.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
406 pages : map ; 24 cm
"Third novel in James Aitcheson's Conquest series"--Book jacket.
"1066: the bloody aftermath"--Jacket.
"Autumn 1071. Five bloody years after the Battle of Hastings, only a desperate band of rebels in the marshes of eastern England stands between the Normans and absolute conquest. But the campaign is stalling as the Normans, under King William, are thwarted in their efforts to assault the insurgents' island stronghold. With morale collapsing, the king turns to Tancred, a proud and ambitious knight and an experienced leader of men, to deliver him the victory that will crush the rebellions once and for all"--provided by publisher.

The edge of forever

December 1, 2015
Hurst, Melissa E., author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2015]
258 pages ; 23 cm
In 2146, seventeen-year-old Bridger, one of a small group of people born with the ability to travel to the past, investigates why his by-the-book father traveled to 2013 to break the most important rule of time travel--to prevent someone's murder.

The exiled Earthborn

November 24, 2015
Tassi, Paul.
New York, NY : Talos Press, [2015]
414 pages ; 21 cm
"The Earthborn trilogy book 2"--Title page.
"Lucas and Asha's continued survival hinges on gaining new allies they never could have imagined."-- Provided by publisher.

House of the rising sun : a novel

November 23, 2015
Burke, James Lee, 1936-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
435 pages ; 25 cm
"After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who then places Hack's son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael's mother and Hackberry's one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place" -- provided by publisher.

Ten thousand skies above you : a firebird novel

November 17, 2015
Gray, Claudia, author.
426 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: A thousand pieces of you.
As eighteen-year-old Marguerite struggles to get to the heart of the corrupt company that almost killed her father, she tries to save the boy she loves, whose soul is scattered in various dimensions.

The After-room

November 16, 2015
Meloy, Maile, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Groaup (USA), [2015]
412 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The apprentices.
Teenagers Janie and Benjamin continue to explore the secrets of the Pharmacopoeia while Benjamin risks everything to find a way to connect with his father.

War, so much war

November 16, 2015
Rodoreda, Mercè, 1908-1983, author.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2015.
185 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Catalan as Quanta, quanta guerra..."--Title page verso.
"Despite its title, there is little of war and much of the fantastic in this coming-of-age story, which was the last novel Mercè Rodoreda published during her lifetime. We first meet its young protagonist, Adrià Guinart, as he is leaving Barcelona out of boredom and a thirst for freedom, embarking on a long journey through the backwaters of a rural land, accompanied by the interminable, distant rumblings of an indefinable war. In vignette-like chapters and a narrative style imbued with the fantastic, Guinart meets with numerous adventures and peculiar characters who offer him a surrealistic view of an impoverished, war-ravaged society and shape his perception of his place in the world"--Page 4 of cover.

Saturn run

October 1, 2015
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
486 pages ; 24 cm
"An extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science fiction aficionado Ctein. Over the course of thirty-seven books, John Sandford has proven time and again his unmatchable talents for electrifying plots, rich characters, sly wit, and razor-sharp dialogue. Now, in collaboration with Ctein, he proves it all once more, in a stunning new thriller, a story as audacious as it is deeply satisfying. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope--something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins--an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect--and everything you could want from one of the world's greatest masters of suspense"-- Provided by publisher.

The survivor : a Mitch Rapp novel

September 30, 2015
Flynn, Vince, 1966-2013.
New York : Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2015.
388 pages ; 24 cm
Top secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times bestselling series. Joseph "Rick" Rickman, former boy wonder at the CIA, stole a massive amount of top secret and hugely compromising intel concerning classified operations all over the world, offering it (and himself) to the Pakistani secret forces. Only his plans went awry when CIA director Irene Kennedy sent Mitch Rapp to hunt him down. It turns out that killing Rickman didn't solve anything--in fact, the nightmare is only intensifying. Rickman stored the potentially devastating data (CIA assets, operatives, agents) somewhere only he knew, and somehow, from beyond the grave, he still poses a mortal threat to America. Now it's a deadly race as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search for Rickman's accomplices and the information they are slowly leaking to the world. Will Rapp outrun and outthink his enemies, or will the Pakistanis find it first and hold America hostage to their dream of becoming the world's new nuclear superpower?

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