[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] 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 REPEAT] Radix by A. A. Attanasio [Science Fiction]

Radix by A. A. Attanasio is the 1st novel in his Radix Tetrad quartet of far future science fiction novels, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1981 by William Morrow, and was nominated for a Nebula Award, as well as placing 3rd on the Locus Award lists for Best First Novel.

The series is set in the far future of an almost unimaginably altered Earth, with the initial storyline taking place thirteen centuries from now, featuring themes of people being transformed as they embark upon adventures and come into conflict with others of their kind, as well as aliens. This self-contained installment is a sort of journey of self-discovery for one young man as he moves through increasingly elevated stages of personal development, acquiring unusual abilities.

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[Free eBook] Silk Purse by Jerrard Tickell [Vintage 1930s Literary Novel]

Silk Purse by the late Irish author Jerrard Tickell, whose WWII comedy novel Appointment with Venus has been twice adapted to film, is his vintage literary fiction novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1937 by William Heinemann.

The story is a coming of age novel taking place in early 20th century London, starring a boy from a neglectful family who was once the ringleader of a youth criminal gang, until one day he has a life-changing encounter resulting in a new home and upwardly mobile schooling until he becomes an accomplished man with a promising career, never forgetting the lofty aristocrat’s granddaughter with whom he became infatuated as a child.

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[Free eBook] Spider by Marguerite Steen [Vintage Literary Novel]

Spider by the late British author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage literary fiction coming of age drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1933 by Victor Gollancz. The story features a generational clash between a grandmother who has enshrined her late pianist and composer husband as a legend with herself at the forefront as his perfect muse, and a granddaughter who begins to question and think of challenging the family legend when it comes time to host the annual memorial festival.

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[Free eBook] Captives of Time by Malcolm Bosse [YA Medieval Historical Novel]

Captives of Time by the late author Malcolm Bosse, a recipient of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for young adult literature in translation, is his standalone YA historical drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1987 by Delacorte Press and was one of my favourites growing up, though I lost track of it when the library got rid of their old copy, so I’m pleased to see it available as an e-book now. The story is set in 14th century Europe and stars two abruptly-orphaned children who undertake a perilous journey in search of their clockmaker uncle, and find their supposed place of refuge becoming decidedly unsafe as they get caught up in plague and politics during the older sister’s apprenticeship. NB: This probably falls on the mature themes side of YA, due to depictions of violence and other potentially disturbing content. YMMV.

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Late 14th century Europe.

The lives of sixteen-year old Anne and her mute younger brother Niklas are shattered when they witness the senseless murder of their parents by a band of marauding soldiers.

Now alone, Anne and Niklas begin the perilous journey north in the hopes of finding their uncle Albrecht, a clockmaker – and their only chance for survival.

But medieval Europe is a violent place, and as they forge onwards, Anne and Niklas must beware of the dangers that lurk ahead…

Upon finding refuge with their uncle, Anne soon learns the art of clockmaking – and of her uncle’s revolutionary plans to invent a clock. But these plans soon attract the attention of rival forces who also seek to control the power of time.

With dangerous foes lurking on every corner, as well as the ever-present threat of the Plague, will Anne and Niklas ever find safety?

A gripping tale of survival and bravery, Captives of Time features a colourful cast of characters whilst capturing the harsh realities of life in 14th century Europe.

[Free eBook] Darkfell by Mary Corran [Coming of Age Quest Fantasy]

Darkfell by British author Mary Corran is her standalone coming-of-age epic healing quest fantasy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1996 by Orion’s Millenium imprint. This is set in the same fantasy world as a previous novel, Imperial Light, although it is a self-contained novel and not a direct sequel.. The story stars a young heir to secret knowledge—which has apparently placed her family into spiritual conflict with the local faith— which may save the land from a mysterious plague, if she and her cousin can survive the journey to unlock various magical mysteries and the battle that will ensue.

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[Free eBook] The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett [Science Fiction]

The Long Tomorrow by the late Leigh Brackett (Science Fiction Encyclopedia, ISFDB, Wikipedia) is her vintage classic post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1955 by Doubleday, was nominated for the Hugo Award, and was selected as one of the SF: The 100 Best Novels 1949-1984 at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. The story is set in the US after a nuclear holocaust, as two brothers embark on a journey of adventure and coming-of-age self-discovery in their altered world.

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