The Spirit Thief

The Spirit Thief

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Eli Monpress is talented. He\'s charming. And he\'s a thief.But not just any thief. He\'s the greatest thief of the age - and he\'s also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he\'s going to put his plan into effect.The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he\'ll need to steal some big things. But he\'ll start small for now. He\'ll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.Like a king.
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Nice Dragons Finish Last

Nice Dragons Finish Last

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ--a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit--Julius has one month to prove that he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he’s going to need some serious help to survive this test.He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons...
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Last Dragon Standing

Last Dragon Standing

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Dear Reader, There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruition. But the Great Seer of the Heartstrikers isn’t the only one whose schemes are nearing completion. The Nameless End is coming, and even the machinations of the world’s most brilliant dragon seer might not be enough to stop it. As the world comes crashing down, it’s up Julius to prove what he’s always known: that seers can be wrong, and Nice Dragons don’t always finish last.
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Spirit's Oath

Spirit's Oath

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Four years before the events of The Spirit Thief, Miranda Lyonette was a young apprentice Spiritualist on the cusp of a promising career. But on the eve of her return from bonding a wind spirit, a night that should have been a celebration, she finds instead that her father has come to take her home. Now, Miranda must choose between her duty to her family and her future at the Spirit Court. But while she’s trying to make her parents see reason and avoid an arranged marriage to a man she can’t stand, she stumbled across the one one spirit who needs her more than any other, a caged ghosthound who doesn’t want her help. To save him, Miranda will have to earn the dog’s trust, but what she gets in return is a friendship deeper than anything she expected.
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The Spirit Rebellion

The Spirit Rebellion

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Eli Monpress is brilliant. He\'s incorrigible. And he\'s a thief.He\'s also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she\'s been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli\'s had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an opportunity to capture a certain thief.Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He\'s picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol\'s famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what\'s life without challenges? Except the Duke is one of the wealthiest men in the world, a wizard who rules his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with only one hobby: Eli.It seems that everyone is hunting for Eli Monpress.
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The Spirit War

The Spirit War

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Eli Monpress is vain. He\'s cocky. And he\'s a thief.But he\'s a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he\'s not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend, bodyguard, and master swordsman, Josef. Who has been keeping secrets from Eli. Apparently, he\'s the only prince of a rather feisty country and his mother (a formidable queen who\'s every bit as driven and stubborn as he is) wants him to come home and do his duty, which means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he\'s the greatest swordsman who ever lived. Family drama aside, Eli and Josef have their hands full. The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion. But it\'s not just politics --- the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind: Eli Monpress, the greatest thief in the world.
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The Spirit Eater

The Spirit Eater

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it\'s time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation.Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon\'s voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone\'s holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli\'s help for finding her missing father.But there are larger plans afoot than even Eli can see, and the real danger, and the solution, may lie with one of his own and her forgotten past.If only Nico could remember whose side she\'s on.
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Spirits End

Spirits End

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Eli Monpress is clever, he\'s determined, and he\'s in way over his head.First rule of thievery: don\'t be a hero. When Eli broke the rules and saved the Council Kingdoms, he thought he knew the price, but resuming his place as the Shepherdess\'s favorite isn\'t as simple as bowing his head. Now that she has her darling back, Benehime is setting in motion a plan that could destroy everything she was created to protect, and even Eli\'s charm might not be enough to stop her. But Eli Monpress always has a plan, and with disaster rapidly approaching, he\'s pulling in every favor he can think of to make it work, including the grudging help of the Spirit Court\'s new Rector, Miranda Lyonette.But with the world in panic, the demon stirring, and the Lord of Storms back on the hunt, it\'s going to take more than luck and charm to pull Eli through this time. He\'s going to have to break a few more rules and work with some old enemies if he\'s going to survive.
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A Dragon of a Different Color

A Dragon of a Different Color

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

To save his family from his tyrannical mother, Julius had to step on a lot of tails. That doesn’t win a Nice Dragon many friends, but just when he thinks he’s starting to make progress, a new threat arrives. Turns out, things can get worse. Heartstriker hasn’t begun to pay for its secrets, and the dragons of China are here to collect. When the Golden Emperor demands his surrender, Julius will have to choose between loyalty to the sister who's always watched over him and preserving the clan he gave everything to protect.
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Night Shift Dragons (DFZ Book 3)

Night Shift Dragons (DFZ Book 3)

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

They say family always sticks together, but when you’re your dad’s only lifeline and the whole world—humans, dragons, and gods—wants you dead, “family bonding” takes on a whole new meaning. My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m in way over my head. I thought getting rid of my dad’s bad luck curse would put things back to normal. Instead, I’m stuck playing caretaker to the Great Dragon of Korea. That wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t such a jerk, or if every dragon on the planet wasn’t out to kill him, or if he was my only problem. Turns out, things can always get worse in the DFZ. When a rival spirit attacks my god/boss with the aim of turning the famously safety-optional city into a literal death arena with Nik as his bloody champion, I’m thrust onto the front lines and way out of my comfort zone. When gods fight, mortals don’t usually survive, but I’m not alone this time. Even proud old dragons can learn new tricks, and with everything I love falling to pieces, the father I’ve always run from might just be the only force in the universe stubborn enough to pull us back together.
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Part-Time Gods

Part-Time Gods

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Life in the magical mess of the Detroit Free Zone is never easy. When you’re laboring under the curse of a certain prideful, overbearing dragon, it can be down right impossible. My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m a Cleaner. At least, I used to be. Thanks to the supernatural bad luck that turns everything I do against me, these days I’m more of a walking disaster. Getting rid of this curse is the only way to get my life back. Unfortunately, dragon magic is every bit as sneaky and deadly the monsters behind it, and just as hard to beat. But I’ve never been one to take her doom at face value. Cornered doesn’t mean defeated, and in an awakened city that rules herself, dragons are no longer the biggest powers around.
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Last Bastion

Last Bastion

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Bastion was supposed to mean safety. It was supposed to mean a break from fighting for their lives and a chance to talk to someone who might actually know what’s going on. Access to their gold and some beer would have been nice, too. They got none of those things. When Tina and James arrive in the capital, they find a city on fire in more ways than one. Players and non-players hunt each other in the streets, while the king who controls the city’s all-powerful artifact cowers from the chaos in his castle. Desperate to warn somebody about the Once King’s coming invasion, James wants to try to talk to the king anyway, while Tina just wants to meet the royal portal keepers who might be able to send them home. It shouldn’t be hard to get an army of the world’s best-geared players through one city, but when they discover that the captain of the Royal Knights has been massacring low-level players in revenge disguised as justice, James and Tina will have to decide which is more important: the lives of their fellow gamers, or the stability of their new world’s last great city. Both choices deserve a champion, but with the Once King’s armies closing in, taking the wrong side may doom everyone to an eternity as slaves to the Ghostfire.
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The Once King

The Once King

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

Leylia’s secret could unite them all or lead them to an eternity of undeath. After the loss of Bastion, everyone who’s not a zombie has holed up in FFO’s sole remaining safe haven: the lowbie town of Windy Lake. But the undead armies never rest, and it’s only a matter of time before the Once King’s forces come to crush what’s left of life in this world. But Tina, James, and the rest of the players are facing a crisis of their own. After so long in this world, their human bodies are dying on the other side. If they don’t find a way home soon, they may have nothing to go back to. With time running out in two worlds, Tina and James face a horrible choice: do they spend their final days looking for a way to get back to their old bodies, or join the NPCs to fight for their new ones. But just when things look impossible, James learns a secret that might change everything. Only one catch: to pull it off, they’re going to have to fight one raid boss no one, not even Tina, has ever beaten. The Once King.
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No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished

No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished

Rachel Aaron

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Romance

When Julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But sharing power isn’t part of any proper dragon’s vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling Council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it takes to get their claws on it, including killing the Nice Dragon who got them into this mess in the first place. To keep his clan together and his skin intact, Julius is going to have to find a way to make his bloodthirsty siblings play fair. But there’s more going on in Heartstriker Mountain than politics. Every family has its secrets, but the skeletons in Bethesda’s closet are dragon sized, and with Algonquin’s war looming over them all, breaking his clan wide open might just be the only hope Julius has of saving it.
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