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Tim Waggoner
Darkness Wakes by Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner spins a psychological thriller of a decent yet slightly troubled man’s descent down the path of darkness in Darkness Wakes. Who knew what evil could lay in wait behind the cold unassuming metal door of Penumbra in a small shopping center.

Henry Kuttner
Fury - Destination Infinity by Henry Kuttner

Fury goes into a deeper discussion of immortality than most other stories. Characters don’t just happen to live long lives, but how they spend their time, and how these longer life-spans alter their ways of thinking come in to play. The immortals are treated like Gods because of the opportunities their years give them. They can spend years honing their skills and they appear to be precognitive simply because they’ve had a long enough time to better analyze human nature.

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind, Day 1 of The KingKiller Chronicles. The name of this book and the series is what drew my attention however the world, characters, and story is what made me an avid fan. The Name of the Wind is the story of Kvothe, one man with many names and who knows the true names of things. This is his story of how he became who he is: Kvothe the Bloodless, Kvothe the Arcane, and Kvothe the KingKiller and what power there is in names.

Simon R. Green

Welcome to the Nightside, the dark seeded underbelly of London. Where sin is sold on every corner and nightmares and fantasies have a way of coming true. Once you stop by you may never want to leave, if you still have the choice. This is the world that Private Investigator John Taylor calls home. John Taylor is a man known for finding things, and this time Nightside’s own gossip magazine “The Unnatural Inquirer” wants John to find an unverified recording of the afterlife.

Ilona Andrews

Welcome to the post shift world of Atlanta Georgia, home of vampires, werewolves, demons, gods, and those just trying to live through it all. Kate Daniels is an overworked member of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid and as liaison to “The Pack” she finds herself over her head when shapeshifters start to turn up dead and dismembered. These events lead her to the midnight games and a collision course with a deadly foe known as the Reapers.