[Free eBook] The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan [Epic Fantasy]

The Eye of the World by the late Robert Jordan is the 1st novel in the Wheel of Time series of epic high fantasy adventure, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Tor Books.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month Club offer for February and was originally published in 1990. The series is a classically epic high fantasy bestseller, set in a world undergoing recurring ages of legend, as a new cycle begins with a budding hero’s quest to discover and fulfill his destiny and also save the world, as you do.

This installment kicks off the first of many, as said hero and his initial companions begin on their journey after the obligatory dramatic getting started events attack their village and introduce them to hitherto unsuspected facets of their world.

Offered through February 15th at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, available DRM-free in Canada & the US directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] The Drowned Tomb by James Fahy [YA Fantasy]

The Drowned Tomb by British author James Fahy is the 2nd novel in the Changeling series of young adult coming of age fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

The series is loosely based on assorted folklore and mythology, and takes place in both our modern world and a hidden faerie realm, starring a boy who has recently discovered his dual heritage and begun training his magical powers.

This installment sees him and his friends undergoing a journey in the Netherworlde both to elude a deadly enemy as well as prepare for the upcoming war between the worlds.

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[Free eBook] The Dreamland Chronicles by William Mark Simmons [Virtual Reality Sci-Fantasy]

The Dreamland Chronicles by William Mark Simmons is an omnibus edition of the Dreamlands series of science fiction & fantasy hybrid virtual reality adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

These were originally published in 1990, 1992, and 2002 by Warner’s Questar imprint and now-defunct sfnal specialty publisher Meisha Merlin, credited as by Wm. Mark Simmons. The series combines science fiction & fantasy elements in a high-tech future where people inhabit an immersive magic-wielding traditional fantasy-based virtual reality gaming world.

This omnibus edition contains all 3 novels, of which the 1st, In the Net of Dreams, was nominated for both the Locus and Compton Crook Awards. The stories were written to be self-contained adventures which explore various facets of the virtual world, which eventually comes under threat from various forces, as players begin to encounter alternate versions of their avatars under sinister circumstances and must unravel mysterious happenings.

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[Free eBook] The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell [Fantasy]

The Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell is the 1st novella in the Lychford series of contemporary rural fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books’ Tor.com.

This is part of a special flash giveaway to promote their Tor.com exclusive novella line, showcasing two series with new installments coming out in the next couple of months. The series is set in a small village in England, which is secretly a boundary between worlds.

This story features an unknowing threat to the world, when an eccentric local must gather allies to thwart a supermarket’s plan to build a branch in the village, whose construction plans will breach the border, allowing dangerous beings to come through.

Offered through February 2nd at 12 PM (noon) Eastern Time, available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Soulmates by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn [Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection]

Soulmates by Mike Resnick, prolific Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author, & Australian author Lezli Robyn is their collection of science fiction & fantasy shorts, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is being offered again as one of their featured Free Book of the Month selections for December (for a double holiday treat, the other is Robert A. Heinlein’s vintage classic novel Double Star), and the title story was voted to 2nd place for Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Novelette.

These stories were written together in collaboration and published in assorted anthologies and magazines, alongside a bonus solo story from each author.

Offered worldwide through December, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Jorn by R. M. Dorn [Sci-Fantasy Adventure]

Jorn by R. M. Dorn is the 2nd novel in the Power of Nine series of sci-fantasy coming of age adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s Venture imprint.

The series is set in a hybrid post-apocalyptic galactic future with magic and alien planets as well as other realms.

This story stars a boy from another realm training his unusual abilities in order to embark upon a quest to thwart an alien mage seeking the Tools of Power which will devastate the Earth.

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[Free eBook] Mordant by R. M. Dorn [Sci-Fantasy Adventure]

Mordant by R. M. Dorn is the 1st novel in the Power of Nine series of science fiction/fantasy hybrid coming of age adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s Venture imprint.

The series is set in a hybrid post-apocalyptic galactic future with magic and alien planets as well as other realms.

This story stars an oppressed half-human girl on an alien planet discovers she has special powers which result in her being trained to send a warning to Earth that the aliens are seeking the magical Tools of Power.

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[Free eBook] Truthwitch by Susan Dennard [YA Fantasy]

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is the 1st novel in her Witchlands series of YA fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books’ Tor Teen imprint.

This is the first offering in their eBook of the Month Club for the Tor Teen imprint and is being made free to promote the upcoming 3rd-in-series, Signwitch, which will be released in January. The series takes place in a world with competing empires where many types of magic are lumped under “witchery” and stars two young women with differing talents who must save their world from war and corruption.

This story sets up their friendship and initial struggles, as the heroine with the titular power of discerning truth from lies—highly sought after and thus kept carefully hidden—becomes friends with her co-heroine whose power is the ability to see the invisible ties surrounding and pulling people, and they make other friends and enemies in the face of oncoming wars and attempts by various ruthless factions to secure the Truthwitch’s valuable ability for their own purposes.

Offered DRM-free through 11:59 PM EST on December 13th, officially available to Canada & the US, directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] For Want of a Horse: 23 Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, & Paranormal Ponies [Fantasy & Science Fiction Anthology

For Want of a Horse: Twenty-Three Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, and Paranormal Ponies edited by Evey Brett, is an sfnal anthology collecting equine-themed short stories, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This contains mainly fantasy & horror-oriented (but also a few science fiction) shorts, including international folklore retellings, classic public domain literary tales, and newer stories by living authors who are known in the sf/fantasy field, such as DAW-published Deborah J. Ross.

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[Free eBook] In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows by Tim Lebbon [Psychological Horror Fantasy]

In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows by Welsh author Tim Lebbon, a recipient of multiple British Fantasy Awards, is his standalone horror-ish novella with sfnal elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2005 by Cemetary Dance, as part of the Fourbodings anthology edited by Peter Crowther, and this edition contains a bonus short story, The Rain God.

The story is a Twilight Zone-esque blend of psychological horror and dystopian sci-fantasy, exploring an isolated woman’s chilling mental vision of the dangers outside which threaten to encroach upon her idyllic rural existence.

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