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Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Palladian.
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The Machine God by MeiLin Miranda

A professor who's lost everything discovers a being who can do anything...except save itself

Professor Oladel Adewole has lost tenure, and the beloved, much-younger sister he’s raised has died. With no reason to stay, he leaves his homeland for the University of Eisenstadt. One thing makes his new life bearable: the island floating a mile above the city. Adewole is an expert in the myths told all over the world about the island, . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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A Bit of Cold Weather at Upperworth by Mairi Morgan

Four children discover a strange life-form in the snow.

When the snow falls, and goes on falling, Sam and Bridie discover a strange life-form living amongst the snow. Are there more of them? Are they all as friendly as the first one, or will they bring great danger to the quiet town of Upperworth? It may be up to just four children to prevent a permananet and catastrophic freeze. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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A BIT OF COLD WEATHER AT UPPERWORTH

Sam’s Sense of Snow

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 8, 2011: This is brilliant! An original and well-written serial novel about what happens when a boy finds that he has the ability to communicate with an alien entity living in the snow. The snow-loving beings are bit miffed with humans right now, it turns out: they like it cold, and we’re making it hotter. The snow creatures are not without resources, but humans won’t like their solution.

This is in the British tradition of stories about resourceful children having mad adventures and [more . . .]

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TWIG

Deep and intricate plot, wonderful writing.

By Stable, author of The Archive Of Unusual Events

Jun 27, 2016: Twig starts out like old Star Trek series, with a couple of adventures that return to the status quo at the end. Once the characters have been introduced however the story starts to move up the gears. And what characters!

Following the super-hero trope of a seemingly mismatched team that is stronger together than the sum of its parts, our characters each have their own unique skills and diverse identities. Instead of the concept of "powers" however, this all fits into [more . . .]

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