The Bargain Bookstore

Maddz

Rune Priest
They're YA fantasies with strong LGBTQ themes before that became the norm. I haven't read them; I tended to prefer Lackey's other series - Elemental Masters, SERRAted Edge, Diana Tregarde, but for effectively 50p a book, they're worth getting on spec.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
The August Monthly Deals are posted at Amazon.co.uk. As always, I'll flag repeats where I know they're a repeat, but the onus is on you to check whether the title is really a repeat to you (Amazon won't flag the title as a repeat if the ASIN changes).

Sword in the Storm, by David Gemmell (The Rigante 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Sword-Storm-Rigante-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0031RS65A/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258695&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-4

Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Good-Omens-Neil-Gaiman-ebook/dp/B0063HBPH6/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258695&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-6

The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu (The Three-Body Problem 2) is £2.49 REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Forest-Three-Body-Problem-Book-ebook/dp/B00U7G0UYI/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258695&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-7

The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Bear-Nightingale-Winternight-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B08464P2PR/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258695&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-8

The Dragon Republic, by R F Kuang (Poppy War 2) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Dragon-Republic-Poppy-War-Book-ebook/dp/B07K3PS89R/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258695&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-13

The Pursuit of William Abbey, by Claire North is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Pursuit-William-Abbey-Claire-North-ebook/dp/B07RYMZFXV/ref=sr_1_24?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258781&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-24

Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Cry-Wolf-Alpha-Omega-Book-ebook/dp/B002XA6IYW/ref=sr_1_28?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258781&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-28

The Bonehunters, by Steven Erikson (Malazan Book of the Fallen 6) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Bonehunters-Malazan-Book-Fallen-ebook/dp/B0031RS64Q/ref=sr_1_32?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258781&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-32

Chris Beckett's Eden Trilogy both probably repeats
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=43...5007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__154
1 Dark Eden is £1.49
3 Daughter of Eden is £1.19

Queenslayer, by Sebastian de Castell (Spellslingers 5) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Spellslinger-5-Queenslayer-Sebastien-Castell-ebook/dp/B07KJGJYVX/ref=sr_1_50?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258852&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-50

On Stranger Tides, by Tim Powers is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-Tides-Tim-Powers-ebook/dp/B004V9OD9K/ref=sr_1_53?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258852&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-53

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City, by K J Parker is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Sixteen-Ways-Defend-Walled-City-ebook/dp/B07L3291CF/ref=sr_1_56?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258852&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-56

The Green Man's Foe, by Juliet E McKenna (Green Man 2) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Green-Mans-Foe-Juliet-McKenna-ebook/dp/B07VGNZK6Z/ref=sr_1_61?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258852&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-61

Closer to the Chest, by Mercedes Lackey (Valdemar: Herald Spy 3) is £1.49
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Closer-Chest-Herald-Spy-Book-ebook/dp/B01L9ZS4T8/ref=sr_1_69?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258897&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-69

Finch, by Jeff VanderMeer is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Finch-thrilling-standalone-Author-Annihilation-ebook/dp/B004OEK3UU/ref=sr_1_77?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258897&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-77

Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz is 99p probably a repeat
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Autonomous-Annalee-Newitz-ebook/dp/B075WWJQ27/ref=sr_1_78?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258897&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-78

Redemption's Blade, by Adrian Tchaikovsky (After the War 1) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Redemptions-Blade-After-War-Book-ebook/dp/B07D82XDWK/ref=sr_1_80?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258897&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-80

Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Aurora-Kim-Stanley-Robinson-ebook/dp/B00SHL3U9W/ref=sr_1_45?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258811&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-45

Terry Goodkind (Sister of Darkness - Nicci Chronicles)
1 Death's Mistress is £1.79
4 Heart of Black Ice is £2.49
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Terry+Goodkind&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596265445&rnid=535007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__943

Empire of Ivory, by Naomi Novik (Temeraire 4) is 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Ivory-Temeraire-Book-4-ebook/dp/B002RI9T9G/ref=sr_1_40?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258811&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-40

Red Star Rising (aka Dragonseye), by Anne McCaffrey (Chronicles of Pern 1st Interval - 2nd Pass [#3 in the wider sequence]) is £1.99
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Red-Star-Rising-Chronicles-Dragon-ebook/dp/B008FY4OI2/ref=sr_1_54?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596258852&rnid=4363389031&s=digital-text&sr=1-54

Garth Nix The Old Kingdom 2 & 3, both at 99p
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Garth+Nix&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596264178&rnid=535007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__307
Abhorsen
Lirael


Sapphire Flames, by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy) is 99p REPEAT
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Flames-Hidden-Legacy-Novel-ebook/dp/B07G141J8W/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596264178&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Ilona+Andrews&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Drachenfels, by Kim Newman writing as Jack Yeovil (The Vampire Genevieve 2) is £1.99
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Drachenfels-Warhammer-Horror-Kim-Newman-ebook/dp/B07PXF1D9M/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596264178&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Kim+Newman&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Also spotted:
Andrew Cartmel's Vinyl Detective series:
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Andrew+Cartmel&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1596264178&rnid=535007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__44
Written in Dead Wax is £1.49
The Run-out Groove is £1.79
Victory Disc is £1.79
 
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Dom

Administrator
Staff member
Some great ones in Maddz' list - here are some more that floated my boat...

Fleet of Knives by Gareth L Powell is £1.79 (Embers of War #2)
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Fleet-Kn...hild=1&qid=1596308866&s=digital-text&sr=1-188

Light of Impossible Stars by Gareth L Powell is £1.99 (Embers of War #3)
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Light-Im...hild=1&qid=1596308851&s=digital-text&sr=1-165

A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming is £0.99 (Thomas Kell #1 spy fiction)
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Foreign-...hild=1&qid=1596308866&s=digital-text&sr=1-184

Armada by Ernest Cline is £0.99
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Armada-a...hild=1&qid=1596309086&s=digital-text&sr=1-222

The Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallin is £0.99 (Gregor Reinhardt #3)
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Ashes-Be...hild=1&qid=1596309597&s=digital-text&sr=1-479

To Die in Vienna by Kevin Wignall is £0.99
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Die-Vien...hild=1&qid=1596309940&s=digital-text&sr=1-773
 

Maddz

Rune Priest

Maddz

Rune Priest
The September Monthly Deals have been posted at Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are:

Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lovecraft-...child=1&qid=1598939990&s=digital-text&sr=1-36

The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld 22) is £1.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Continent-Discworld-Novel-22-ebook/dp/B00354YA5Y/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Terry+Pratchett&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Children of Virtue and Vengeance, by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha 2) is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-Virtue-Vengeance-Legacy-Orisha-ebook/dp/B07H7RKBH8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Tomi+Adeyemi&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
I thought the first one was rather badly written and was extremely surprised when it won the Campbell Award last year. The story was interesting, but the writing was bad and needed better editing.

Half a King, by Joe Abercrombie (Shattered Sea 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Half-King-...d_t=101&qid=1598938842&s=digital-text&sr=1-28

Fated, by Benedict Jacka (Alex Verus 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fated-Firs...d_t=101&qid=1598938842&s=digital-text&sr=1-30

The Reality Dysfunction, by Peter F Hamilton (Nights Dawn 1) is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reality-Dy...d_t=101&qid=1598938975&s=digital-text&sr=1-34

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., by Neal Stephenson is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Fall-...d_t=101&qid=1598938975&s=digital-text&sr=1-44

Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho (Sorcerer to the Crown 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sorcerer-C...d_t=101&qid=1598938975&s=digital-text&sr=1-47

The Bohr Maker, by Linda Nagata (Nanotech Succession 1) is 99p not a repeat from Amazon, but was in a 2017 StoryBundle
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bohr-Maker...d_t=101&qid=1598939054&s=digital-text&sr=1-55

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, by Theodora Goss (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-Al...d_t=101&qid=1598939054&s=digital-text&sr=1-61

Castle in the Air, by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle 2) is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Castle-Air-Diana-Wynne-Jones-ebook/dp/B009YBTVFG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Diana+Wayne+Jones&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Burn for Me, by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Burn-Me-Hidden-Legacy-Novel-ebook/dp/B00I7V11WU/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Ilona+Andrews&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

The Ghost Brigades, by John Scalzi (Old Man's War 2) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghost-Brigades-Old-Mans-Book-ebook/dp/B003GK21B2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:John+Scalzi&rnid=535007031&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Luanne G Smith's The Vine Witch series are 99p each:
1. The Vine Witch
2. The The Glamourist
REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Luanne+G.+Smith&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&rnid=535007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__476

Gardens of the Moon, by Steven Erikson (Malazan Book of the Fallen 1) is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardens-Mo...rd_t=101&qid=1598938711&s=digital-text&sr=1-5

The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Penelopiad...d_t=101&qid=1598938711&s=digital-text&sr=1-12

The Burning Page, by Genevieve Cogman (Invisible Library 3 is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Burning-Pa...d_t=101&qid=1598938842&s=digital-text&sr=1-23

4 books in the Drenai series by David Gemmell are 99p each
Hero in the Shadows (Drenai 3)
The Legend of Deathwalker (Drenai 5)
Whitewolf (Drenai 6)
The Winter Warriors (Drenai 12)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:David+Gemmell&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&rnid=535007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__168

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norman Juster is 99p REPEAT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Phantom-To...d_t=101&qid=1598938975&s=digital-text&sr=1-48

The Children of Men, by P D James is £1.69
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-M...d_t=101&qid=1598938842&s=digital-text&sr=1-32

Ishmael, by Barbara Hambly is 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003YCOULG
Not part of the monthly deal, but this is one of the original Star Trek The Original Series novelisations from the 1980s. I recall owning it back then, but it got culled some years later (unlike the John M Ford ToS novelisations).

Also of potential interest is some non-fiction:

3 books in the '24 hours in Ancient History' series are 99p each:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_series_browse-bin:24+Hours+in+Ancient+History&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598945650&rnid=5465994031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_series_b_1
2 Ancient Egypt
3 Ancient Athens
4 Ancient China

Has anyone come across these? Are they any good?

4 books published by New Scientist are 99p each:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?bbn=4363389031&rh=n:4363389031,p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:New+Scientist&dc&fst=as:eek:ff&qid=1598939137&rnid=535007031&ref=sr_in_-2_p_lbr_books_authors__567
How Numbers Work
This is Planet Earth
Does Anything Eat Wasps?
The End of Money
 
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Any views on these?
I grabbed them (well, it seemed rude not to), and the first chapter of '24 hours in ancient Athens' reads quite well. Ostensibly it's about a temple guard at the Parthenon, but it's actually telling the story of the sculptor of the statue of Athena, of how a foreigner settled in Athens, serving in the Athenian army, guard rotations, sexual relations between ancient Greek men, Athenian politics, even mentions legal proceedings. Not bad for 10 pages.
 
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