‘One of these very rare books we devour again and again’
The Kingdom of Almoha is divided into two parts by an impassable wall.
In the North, humans have turned into monsters, starving as they crawl in the mud. Nath spends his days fighting relentless sentinels and demons lurking in the fog. Too young to die and unwilling to become a monster himself, he has only one way out: if he wants to survive, he has to go over the wall. No one knows...
‘A novel of great charm and undeniable grace.’
Arlis is an eleven year old boy. When you’re eleven the world is full of strange and wondrous things – things like violence and death, which can emerge from nowhere and change your life forever.
Arlis lives with a travelling fairground. There’s Emmett and Lindy, the couple who run the carnival along with Jared, the legless cripple, the gorgeous snake-trainer...
‘The most ambitious and accomplished work in epic French Fantasy’
The Cyan People are destined to be slaves. The priests read it in the stars, they have been slaves for millennia, and nothing can change it. Or so it’s believed. But when Princess Marikani, the last descendant of the Sorcerer-Kings of Arrethas, rescues a mysterious stranger, Arekh, from a shipwreck everything begins to change.
Arekh grudgingly agrees to help Marikani...
‘Continuously funny and packed with rare inventiveness.’
Welcome to Newdon, a quirky Victorian London, where human and Fantasy creatures live side by side. The favorite sport there is Quartek, a sort of football played by Ogres and Zombies. Alas, the local team is so bad that its coach John Moon thinks about suicide…
His friends are no better: Vaughan, the elf, is the worst magic student ever, and Gloin MacCough, a dwarf, has been...
Marie-Antoinette meets Buffy the vampire slayer
Paris in the 21st century.
Louis xxiv is the young king of France, and his fashionable, wealthy nobles amuse themselves in the court of Versailles. Designer crinoline dresses are all the rage, and rich young aristocrats pack the trendy Paris nightclubs. But behind the scenes two rival families via for power : the Condés, rumoured to be descended from an angel ; and the...
‘A flair for colourful stories, remarkable characters, and extravagant destinies (…) A novel full of noise and fury, strikingly frenetic and saturated with haunting images.’
Europe has been submerged by a mysterious and dangerous liquid substance, known as “ecryme”. Linked by a fragile network of steel tracks, only a few cities rise above this corrosive sea, governed by an oppressive capitalist aristocracy. But despite repression by the regime’s sinister Propaganda ministry, there are stirrings of revolt…
Louise Kechelev is a...
When fiction and the real world collide…
In the imaginary kingdom of Borderedge, the rules of fiction reign supreme and swashbuckling characters abound.
Violette, a bored librarian who would love reading about just this kind of extravagant universe, is fed up with the tedium of her own life.
That isn’t the case with Roxane, heiress to the throne of Borderedge, now pursued by pirates working for the usurper...
‘A mythos creator and a skilled storyteller, Gaborit introduces us to a fascinating universe and enriches it with his fertile imagination.’
Hidden away in the heart of the Empire of the Claw, The Scarlet Tower is home to a mysterious religious order devoted to the most fabulous of creatures, the phoenixes. There initiates learn the secrets of the firebird; how to raise them from their ashes, and how to master their powers.
Januel is one of these initiates, and he’s both young and exceptionally talented. When the...
‘A manifesto for the steampunk movement. (…) Hectic action, written in an elegant modern style.’
Paris, 1899. The city is filled with flying machines and other technological marvels fuelled by æther, a mysterious source of phenomenal energy.
But the murder of a young woman, who falls from a hansom flying over the Garnier Opera Palace, disturbs the festivities for the Universal Exposition. The crime also involves an automaton, one of the new household machines that...
'A cross between Dune and The Lord of the Rings, this is a triumph.’
Within a few days, the dead will invade Elamia.
An army is being led from beyond the grave by the greatest wizard that the world has ever known. Nothing and nobody can stand in his way. Only one man is capable of organizing resistance and restoring hope, but he lost his memory long ago. He has even forgotten his own name.
But what if the key to victory lay within this...
‘Magali Ségura writes with a pen which is both poetic and powerful, keeping us bewitched by its spell’
Chroniques de l’imaginaire
In the Saltearth archipelago, a seed containing a gift is received from the gods every 500 years, and an individual is elected to decide how it will be used.
When several minor sorceresses are murdered, Naslie, a descendant of those endowed with the gift of Magic, flees from the Ancient One, whose menacing shadow she has sensed pursuing her over the years.
‘With its funky dialogues and heroine in full fury, it’s a truly irresistible mix. THE Bit-lit novel you should read, definitely. A true delight’
Urban Lecture & Co
Maeve spends her time trying to control her hot temper and drowning her troubles, including a series of gory nightmares, in alcohol and in the arms of her numerous lovers.
When she meets Lukas, she feels an extraordinary attraction for him. That is... until he abducts her and reveals she is the secret daughter of a powerful centuries-old vampire against whom Lukas is seeking...
Man had failed to respect for Nature.
Now there’s no reason for Nature to respect Man.
A mysterious epidemic is spreading across the planet. Soon millions will die. Contact has been lost already with remote regions of the Earth.
In these frightening circumstances Alexander Grant, head of Genetics, a New York biotechnology company, meets Anne Cendras, a prominent French biologist. She’s convinced a sudden and terrible change in the balance of the world’s...
‘Loevenbruck has written a beautiful Fantasy novel showing his mastery and his willingness to please readers.’
When a wolf-hunter finds a baby, raised by wolves, he adopts the child and names him Bohem.
Thirteen years later, Bohem rescues a wolf the village priest intends to sacrifice. And at the age of 17, he fights with his father, refusing to follow in his footsteps and become a wolf-hunter. Furious, Bohem storms out of the village… and when he returns later, finds it devastated....
An exciting and ambitious series from a superb writer
Evan, a young and lazy shepherd, wishes for adventure. Which, when he finds himself fleeing his home and family pursued by Inquisitors, suddenly doesn’t seem like such a good idea after all.
Caessia, the young princess, is also on the road. Having defied her father and escaped the palace to avoid an arranged marriage, fate decrees that she and Evan should meet up. And that the...
Pierre Pevel is bringing all the skills of a historical fantasy writer to an epic stage.
The High Kingdom is facing its darkest hour. Its King has been weakened by illness and many are discontent with the Queen’s regency. As rebellion rumbles throughout the land, new threats are massing forces at the realm’s borders.
Desperate, the King decides to free Lorn, who has spent the past year locked away on trumped-up charges in the citadel of Dalroth. Acting on...
An action-packed tale of war, battle and dark prophecies
Audric is the ‘Demon’s Scourge’. The captain of the Serpent Horde owes his nickname to the jointed steel armband that allows him to wield a gigantic sword that no other living man can even lift. It is rumoured that he acquired this superhuman strength by means of some infernal pact.
Audric pays no heed to these rumours, just as he ignores the warnings of his...
‘The series with 11 million copies sold’
Nerio Winch, chairman and managing director of the all-powerful Group W, dies in the middle of the night, driven to suicide when he’s framed for a crime he never committed. But just before his death he records a message for his adopted son, Largo, who has been kept a secret from his rivals.
Largo Winch, the sole, secret heir to Nerio’s ten billion dollar fortune, is a...
Leïlan is the Land of Illusions, a mysterious kingdom. These doomed lands, whose borders are closed, are spoken of with respect mingled with fear. A terrible tragedy has fallen upon the royal family. And ever since then, the people of Leïlan have been oppressed by Duke Korta, who is manipulating the king from the shadows behind the throne.
But Axel, a young messenger, has...
‘An incredible thriller! Don’t miss this one, it’s brilliant!
Malhorne comes from the dawn of mankind. He’s crossed the borders of death, and lived countless lives throughout history. Now he’s going to reveal himself to the world.
When anthropologist Franklin Adamov discovers a statue hidden deep in the Amazonian forest he has no idea of the true extent of the mystery he has stumbled upon. The statue alone is a puzzle: dated to the...
‘It’s been a very long time since my imagination got carried away like this’
The peaceful existence of Népomucène, funeral home director, is disturbed by a dangerous serial killer. Népomucène fears that he may be the next target. His devoted friend, Bob, a 150-year-old vampire, investigates the case, convinced that the murderer is not human. The undertaker grows increasingly worried as Bob takes more and more risks to protect...
‘Writing in a simple, fluid style, but very effectively, Samantha Bailly transports us into the heart of a plot set in a vast and rich fictional universe.’
In Hélderion, orationers trade in death, reselling the mysterious substance they collect from bodies during funeral rites. An activity which has made a fortune for the Manérian clan. But when the corpse of Mylianne is found murdered in a sordid alley, the cruel reality of death catches up with her two sisters. Aileen decides to do everything in her power to find the killer. An...
‘Fabrice Colin is a master of French Fantasy. He is a spellbinding storyteller and his novels generate a delightful feeling of wonder.’
Barkhan’s tale is a tragic one. Born in the Land of the Thousand Canyons, Barkhan was orphaned when invaders – tall, merciless Senthaï warriors, clad in black steel – slaughtered his family. Found and raised by the emperor’s brother, in the great city of Dât-Lakhan, he ultimately sacrified himself for the man who had saved his life. Sentenced to death for...
Her worst nightmare: getting married to her lover!
Paris, 1778. Élisabeth d’Arsac is a ravishing young woman who turns the head of every man she meets. Attached to her freedom, she wants to experience love without the inconveniences of marriage.
She meets a dark, handsome stranger during a costumed ball and, between two dances, she indulges in an amorous interlude with him which awakens all sorts of new sensations...
Three adventures in time and space from a master of French science fiction
In The Time of the Great Hunts, Roll and his clan of seemingly prehistoric (or perhaps post-apocalyptic) men encounter creatures who wear armor fly through the air in ominous steel birds. Soon these two evolutionary alternatives to present-day humanity clash. But which of them represents the more enviable state? And which is the more human?
In The War of the Gruuls, humanity has...
Mysteries and spells!
Elie has just lost both her parents in a car accident. Since then, her life has been falling apart. At home, her brother Karl had developed an absurd obsession for plastic ducks, while her Aunt Magalie is busy mass-producing badges. When the teenaged girl catches the two of them whispering together about a mysterious Order and magic spells, she starts to wonder whether she isn’t the...
‘A modern space opera with everything it takes to delight fans of the genre’
Over the millennia, humanity has spread to the Cluster, a group of stars located in a distant arm of our galaxy. But the humans and other intelligent races who settled here are threatened by a highly effective system of mind control, imposing a uniform society and crushing all dissent: Supremacy. One after another, by subtle ruse or brutal force, the independent worlds of the Cluster are...
‘An essential SF novel full of action, suspense, secrets, ethics’
For eight centuries, the planet Ta-Shima has remained isolated from the Federation of Human Worlds, and has been home to two very different but complementary human races: the Shiro, arrogant and bloodthirsty lords, ready to kill one another over matters of honour, and the Axis, thickset and hairy, imbued with a limitless admiration for the Shiro, who in return are compelled to protect them...
What if you could see the bonds between people?
Alice is no ordinary young woman. Upon the death of her grandmother, a year earlier, a gift came to her: the ability to see the emotional attachments of every person she meets. These bonds appear to her in the form of luminous threads, creating before her eyes a veritable web between people. Unable to explain the phenomenon, Alice learns to live with it in deepest...
‘The major event in Fantasy at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011. Set to become the next Game of Thrones, the trilogy will be boosted by an international launch’
Year 10 of the new Republic, in the remote port city of Masalia.
Dun-Cadal, once the greatest general of the Empire, has been drinking his life away for years. Betrayed by his friends and grief-stricken at the loss of his apprentice, he’s done with politics, with adventure, and with people. But people aren’t finished with him – not yet.
Viola is a young...
‘A stunning English-language debut with this breathless, swashbuckling tale of intrigue, spying, and swordfights. An adventure plot leaves plenty of room for character development, drama, and excitement.’
Publishers Weekly - starred review
Paris, 1633. The streets are filled with intrigue, duels, spies and adventure. The skies are filled with dragons. Dragonnets are exotic pets, wyverns are high-class riding mounts, and drac thugs are the coarsest of mercenaries.
But the power rising from Spain and its Court of Dragons is anything but mundane ; there the deadly Black Claw cult draws on dragons as they once were:...
What if your deepest wish came true?
To escape from boarding school, on the eve of her thirteenth birthday Camille makes a wish before falling asleep: to never wake up again.
When she re-opens her eyes, she discovers her wish has come true. For here she is, in Evernight, the world of dreams. Wandering in this strange universe, she meets odd characters who lead her to the reverse city, where she must find the...
A unique collection gathering the major works of a highly acclaimed author
Ranging from pure science fiction to space opera and fantasy, Julia Verlanger’s bitterly beautiful novels rank among the best works from France’s «Anticipation» brand of fantastic fiction that emerged after World War II.
Verlanger creates fascinating post-apocalyptic worlds and depicts lands ravaged by bacteriological warfare
All the adults are asleep…
let the party begin!
One day, all the adults on Earth fall one after another into a mysterious coma… Children and teenagers suddenly find themselves left to their own devices.
Léo and Marie, two sixteen-year-old high school students, assemble their friends to try and save as many babies and small children as possible and distribute food to the neighbourhood kids. Within this group of...
‘Ill-used girls get revenge.These books are dark jewels.’
Stand back, good people, as The Dead Girls Club opens its doors. On the menu this evening: fresh blood, violent shivers, dark fears and sleepless nights. Welcome to the horror of fairy tales that turn out for the worse, welcome to contemporary tales in which children take revenge on adults with a frighteningly cruel innocence, welcome to novellas about broken childhoods the survivors of...
“I thought Fantasy was an Anglo-Saxon monopoly, until I read Erik Wietzel. It feels good to be proved wrong sometimes. This is the best Fantasy story I’ve read in a long time.”
The son of the queen of Redfelt has been abducted. The ransom is the city’s magical sword, in which it is rumoured that the souls of dragons sleep. But the queen’s emissaries have vanished, along with the weapon they were to deliver to the kidnappers.
The queen therefore summons Alec, a bounty hunter, and formerly her lover when he was a young officer in the service of...
‘Likeable characters draw the reader into an adventure that sees them make the transition from childhood to adolescence. Intriguing and enjoyable, an excellent reading experience.’
Twenty-nine children live in the Bubble.
Split over five levels – and into three rival groups – with no adults and no contact from the outside world, they have everything they need: food, power, shelter and company. But it’s not going to last.
The first sign comes when the food dispensers fail. Mina of the Wolves forges an alliance with Alec, leader of the...
‘Full of action, suspense and mystery, and set in a world dominated by magic’
‘It was eleven o’clock when they asked Malïn to kill himself. They left him in his princely suite with a dagger, a bowl of spiced wine sweetened with honey, and a vial of poison. He was fourteen years old.’
Yet Malin is not alone in his plight. The entire royal palace had been struck by a terrible illness causing madness, and then death. Malin is infected and...
‘With a twisted sense of humour and a light tone, this is a great book, well-paced and with an original idea, which provides hours of pleasure.’
One morning the young emperor Odrien wakes up to find his people gone. Everyone, throughout the entire kingdom, has disappeared. Or almost everyone. There are three others, mysteriously left behind: a pick-pocket, a Wise-One, and the captain of the Imperial Guard. Odrien must bring them together to help him.
The answers lie in the mirror: they must travel through it, into the...
‘A cross between J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Jack London’s White-Fang.’
When Aléa, a thirteen-year-old orphan girl, unexpectedly inherits the ancient and mysterious power of Saiman, she becomes, if only she knew it, the long-prophesised saviour of her people. But although she is unaware of her abilities, she has powerful enemies who understand her power, and are murderously jealous of it. To survive and fulfil the prophecies laid before her, Aléa...
A remarkable and intriguing novel, halfway between Fantasy and historical novel.
An old dying woman entrusts Efim Stoïkov, a young Siberian shaman, with the task of looking after a mysterious creature, which shows him the way to the Purple Land, the world of spirits. Surviving the first ordeals of his apprenticeship as a shaman, he emigrates to Saint-Petersburg.
Political conspiracies and sorcerers’ fights are common things in the brothels and palaces...
‘With their historical edge and European setting, these vampire chronicles offer an alternative to the US writers who dominate the genre’
It was 1840, in a back-street Algiers brothel, when Carmilla became a vampire. A superb flamenco dancer and a strong, passionate, vibrant woman, she believes in progress and soon finds herself at war with powerful and ancient vampires who are strongly attached to their black magic, mystical rites and ancient ways…
‘Young, gritty author Mathieu Gaborit ranks with Anglo-Saxon masters’
There’s a secret place known as the Dying Day, where legends spring to life. Hidden beneath the eternal shadow of a gigantic tree, the Dying Day is a school where blade masters and magicians instruct their students in the mystical rites of a strange and dark power.
Within the mysterious boundaries of the schools walls Agone, son of the deceased Baron de Rochronde, faces forces...
Initiations, flirting, and a school of magic: everything readers love!
After their village is destroyed, five teenage orphans flee to the capital of the Kingdom of the Earth, where they discover their ability to use the Wyrd, the essence of magic. The training of their newfound talents requires them to attend Sanctuary, the knighthood academy. But as the other students come from aristocratic families, they find themselves in a world where they don’t fit...
‘An absolute gem of a book, whose author must be one of the most gifted in this genre’
Germany under the Holy Roman Empire is set ablaze by the Thirty Years War. After completing a sensitive mission for the Order of the Templars, Kantz, an exorcist knight who has been initiated to the arcane secrets of the Kabbalah, returns to Wielstadt. Although the city is protected by a mysterious dragon, Kantz is charged with tracking down an elusive pack of ghouls.
As the war...
‘Wonderful, the word that qualifies the best this novel’
The end of the world is coming. Tomorrow. So for those of us with things still to do, the clock is ticking. The pale moon is beginning to wane, threatening men in black are kidnapping people, and dark plots are growing as, with the final deadline approaching, spies start working harder than ever.
Yet some things stay the same. At Blue FM the DJ plays music and talks to his...