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Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626720817
Availability: Backordered
Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

A sweet story about one of DnD's most utilized little races and their constant struggle with everyone hating them, told through the lense of one goblin looking to get back his friend from a group of adventurers going around raiding the homes of monsters, beautifully illustrated and funny. 


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Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising) (Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593157688
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Published: Del Rey - September 1st, 2020

Continuing Zahn's reimagining of his classic Character Thrawn Ascendancy looks back at Thrawns life before the Empire during his days as an agent of the Chiss Ascendancy and an investigation into an attack that shakes the Chiss homeworld to it's core. As he ventures deeper into space he realizes he is on no normal mission, and the threat to the Ascendancy is larger than he could have ever imagined.


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Dune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441172719
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Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

Frank Herbert's landmark novel that inspired science fiction for generations, Dune is repackaged in a new binding along with it's many sequels and prequels for a new generation. A story of heritage and resistance on a planet of rolling deserts and strange almost mystical powers and terrifying beasts lurking beneath the grains large enough to swallow armies. Dune lays down one of the richest sci-fi worlds ever put to page.


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The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781250754738
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

A reprinting of the original Wheel of Time, a story that was a landmark to Fantasy writing, Three men are tasked with a destiny to become a legendary being called The Dragon Reborn and stop the enroaching hordes of The Dark One, hunted at every turn they travel, seeking out the Eye which will name which of them is The Dragon Reborn and allow them to push back the hordes that seek to destroy them. An amazing world with unique concepts of time and space and some amazing magic.


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

The First book in N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy, a truly amazing fantasy series exploring a lush world of magic and adventure a world coming to it's end, a Rift in the Earth spews fire and ash and a Fifth season is upon the world, a cyclical event where the climate of the entire continent in an apocalyptic overhaul. Three women across different times cross the Continent each searching for something and exploring the dying worlds they call home.


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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307346612
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Published: Del Rey - October 16th, 2007

A book about what happens when the Zombie Apocalypse ends, when life starts to return to normal, in a series of interviews the narrator learns more and more about the time during the war, how each country fought back and how each country was forever changed by it's actions and the Plague. In a new world order some things are forgotten and some countries flourish with new life, while others return to dark times.The book explores how something like an infectious parasite can change how governments, religions, and militaries work, and the civillians having to survive day to day.


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Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984856906
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 14th, 2020

The story of Jack Kirby, one of the world's most influentual comic book writers who helped shape the universes of the two largest comic book companies out there. Kirby spent years of his life writing and penciling dozens of comics and created and co-created some of the biggest names out there like the Fantastic Four, Galactus, The New Gods and Darkseid himself. His story still ripples throughout the medium and influences stories to this day.


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Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons): The Official D&D Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984858900
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 27th, 2020

A cookbook for fans of DnD, this book takes dozens of real world recipies and twists them to fit the Forgotten Realms setting, using plenty of high quality ingredients it splits the foods up by race, humans, elves, dwarves, halfings, and a mixture of uncommon races from the setting, each section contains unique styles of food, and have plenty of varieties to help anyone looking to make a meal to go along with their gaming session that can fit everyones tastes.