[Free eBook] The Powershaper Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes [Fantasy]

The Powershaper Omnibus: Books 1-3 by Robert Don Hughes is an omnibus edition comprising the complete novels in his Pelmen the Powershaper trilogy of traditionally epic high fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains The Prophet of Lamath, The Wizard in Waiting, and The Power and the Prophet, all originally published by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint in 1979, 1982, and 1985, respectively. The series is set in a traditional fantasy world where a prophesied two-headed dragon periodically rises to threaten the populace. The story stars titular Powershaper who manages to defeat a legendary beast, only to find himself embroiled in intrigue and war which may defeat him yet.

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[Free eBook] A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards [High Fantasy with Romance]

A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards is the 1st novel in her Araneae Nation series of dark high fantasy with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Samhain.

The series is set in a dark high fantasy world with spider-based magic clans at war—with an emphasis on political intrigue, action adventure, and alliance through marriage—and many installments centre around romantically-attracted opponents who eventually join forces against a greater cause. This installment finds one clan in chaos when its head is dead from poison, leaving her heir in need of an alliance to strengthen their position. In the midst of battle, a younger daughter disappears, and the heir and her prospective mate must journey to find the missing sister, meanwhile uncovering a strange plague which threatens all the clans.

In addition to this 1st-in-series freebie, two more short stories are also offered free courtesy of the author herself, and there’s a worldbuilding compendium including a pronunciation guide on her website. The entire series can be gotten for 50% off until February 28th as part of publisher Samhain’s going-out-of-business sale on their entire catalogue, which includes reprints of classic horror, as well as their extensive selection of romance and sf/fantasy with romantic elements.

Offered worldwide until February 28th (when the publisher goes out of business), available at multiple retailers (some DRM-free).

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[Free eBook] The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. [Fantasy]

The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is the 2nd novel in his Saga of Recluce series of high fantasy novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This series is set in a magical fantasy world, and each novel is a standalone which tells a self-contained story about it. These are written out of chronological order and skip throughout the timeline of the setting, although the author recommends that you read them in published order. This particular adventure is a personal epic, starring a man who has an eventful life which becomes even more eventful when he marries a witch and together, they try to change their world.

Offered DRM-free until December 7th, available in Canada & the US directly from the publisher, as their eBook of the Month Club selection.

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[Free eBook] Lady of the Haven by Graham Diamond [Epic Adventure Fantasy]

Lady of the Haven by British author Graham Diamond is the 1st novel in his Adventures of the Empire Princess quartet of epic fantasy adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1978 by Playboy Press. The series is set in a classic high fantasy world where Princess Stacy, heir to the Empire, embarks on adventures which eventually lead her to a quest to restore her usurped throne. This installment kicks off the storyline with the princess journeying in disguise with her companions, encountering hostile forces which she must befriend to survive.

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[Free eBook] Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson [Epic Fantasy]

Gardens of the Moon by Canadian author Steven Erikson is the 1st novel in his popular Malazan: Book of the Fallen series of epic fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This series is set in a high fantasy world where the last of the remaining Free Cities holds out against the encroaching dysfunctional Malazan Empire. This installment pits the plucky survivors of a recent battle against the plans of a tyrannical Empress, and unbeknownst to them all are the varied forces gathering to take the stage against both players.

Offered DRM-free until September 7th, available in Canada & the US directly from the publisher, as their eBook of the Month Club selection.

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[Free eBook] The Wizard in Waiting by Robert Don Hughes [High Fantasy

The Wizard in Waiting by Robert Don Hughes is the 2nd novel in his Pelmen the Powershaper of epic high fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1982 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. This series is set in the world of Lamath, where a two-headed dragon has been unleashed, and the rightful heir to the throne displaced during the ensuing disruption. This installment occurs after the dragon has been dealt with, and the story follows the titular wizard as he seeks to restore the usurped princess and remove the evil queen who replaced her.

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[Free eBook] The Faithful Traitor by Robert Don Hughes [Fantasy]

The Faithful Traitor by Robert Don Hughes is the 2nd novel in his Wizard and Dragon duology of traditional high fantasy, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’s Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1992 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The series is set in a traditional fantasy world, and this story apparently follows up from developments in the first novel, with the protagonist being blamed for the release of the two-headed dragon now ravaging the land and devouring the people, a problem which it now falls upon him to fix even as he loses the support of the populace. Offered worldwide, available @ Amazon.

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