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1. What decade did these books come out?

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Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
After the people of his village are slaughtered, a young man escapes with the help of a mysterious lord. He learns that he has strange gifts, but he will need lots of tricks to navigate his new world of assassins and revenge.

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The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
FitzChivalry Farseer has a lot of secrets to keep in the second volume of The Tawny Man trilogy.

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Fables: Legends In Exile by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, and Craig Hamilton
New York is full of legendary characters hiding in plain sight. When a flat is found full of blood, Snow White and a wolf detective set out to discover who is responsible. A graphic novel.

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The Years Of Rice And Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
In the middle ages plague wiped out most of the people in western Europe. This is the story of history as it might have been if oriental civilisations had shaped it.


2. What decade was this book first released?

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A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney
In modern Atlanta, a young woman called Alice finds a portal to Wonderland and her mission to protect the world. But mundane duties keep pulling her in different directions. The first book in the Nightmare Verse series.

It was the same decade Monstress Volume Three: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda was first released.


3. Name the title of this book.

This fantasy book by Robyn and Tony DiTocco was published in 2005. It is suitable for young adult readers. It features a male main character.

The Greek gods come to California in this light-hearted fantasy for young adult readers.


4. Name the title of this book.

This intellectual alternative history book by China Mieville was published in 2012. It is suitable for young adult readers. It features a male main character.

In a world of looping rails stretching to the horizon, a young man sets out to discover what is at the end of the tracks.


5. Name the author from the description

1931 was the year this writer was born. This author died in 2009. This author wrote epic fantasy, and often collaborated with his wife, Leigh.

Their books include the following titles:

Magician's Gambit
Enchanters' End Game
Pawn of Prophecy


6. Name the author of the following book

Anansi Boys
Not even the offspring of a god can escape the shame of an embarrassing parent.

This optimistic fantasy book was published in 2005. It features a male main character.


7. Which genre best suits the following books?

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Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

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Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey

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The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

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