hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Felix Gomez went to Iraq a soldier and came back a vampire. Now there is an outbreak of nymphomania at the secret government facility in Rocky Flats and Felix must get to the bottom of it.
Working on a dig on the southern coast of India, the last thing Annja Creed expects is to be hit by a tsunami. Or to strike archaeological gold. But then several relics wash ashore in the storm bearing markings that hint at a legendary city deep in an inhospitable jungle. Deep in the Nilgiris mountains is a race of people that the world forgot. And they don't like strangers.
Jaibriol, secretly a telepathic psion, ruled the Eubian Concord - and Kelric, once a prisoner and slave of Coban, ruled the Skolian Imperialate. Neither wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm.
8 Company stories.
Daria's job as night manager of the Woo Woo Inn, a bed and breakfast catering to shapeshifters from vampires to were-ducks, keeps her busy. She must contend with a monster eating guests for its midnight snack, cosmic troublemakers cooking up chaos, and sexy Declan MacKenzie making serious moves on her.
Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., was always a small-time delinquent. None too bright either, thanks to the beatings he got as a kid. Then Blaze met George Rackley, a seasoned pro with a hundred cons and one big idea. The kidnapping should go off without a hitch, with George as the brains behind their dangerous scheme. But there's only one problem: by the time the deal goes down, Blaze's partner in crime is dead. Or is he?
Eve's son Cain has escaped banishment and is now chairman of the Vampire Council. He is amassing a new army, which includes resurrecting the deadly Fallon Nuit, one of Neterus's old foes. Armageddon approaches.
Ariane, Princess of the House of Rule, was known to be cold-blooded. But severing an angel's wings on the battlefield - even after she had surrendered - proved her completely without honour. Captive, the angel Perceval waits for Ariane to finish her off. Then Perceval recognizes the young servant charged with her care. Rien is her lost sister. Soon they escape, hoping to stop impending war. But it is a perilous journey through the crumbling hulk of a dying ship, and they do not pass unnoticed. Because at the hub of their turning world waits Jacob Dust, all that remains of God, following the vapor wisp of the angel. And he knows they will meet very soon.
The end of the Hrum's 12-month limit on war is drawing near and the Farsalan resistance is keeping a Hrum victory just out of reach. Then Time's wheel turns in Farsala's favour: for the first time since the conflict began, the Farsalans have the weapons they need, thanks to Kavi's new discovery. But for Kavi, Jiann, and Soraya, the biggest struggle remains working together. If they want to have any chance of beating the Hrum, they must put all else aside.
Valen, struggling with the addiction known as doulon sickness, has been hiding from his sorcerous family for a dozen years. He possesses his grandfather's book, Maps of the Known World. The monks of Gillarine Abbey, hoping he can gain access to its magic, give him sanctuary. Valen must somehow solve its mysteries - his whole world is at stake. Recommended.
As the land of Navronne sinks deeper into civil war and perilous winter, everyone wants to get their hands on the rebellious sorcerer Valen-a murderous priestess, a prince who steals dead men's eyes, and even the Danae guardians, whose magic nurtures the earth and whose attention could prove the most costly of all. Addicted to an enchantment that turns pain into pleasure-and bound by oaths he refuses to abandon-Valen risks body and soul to rescue one child, seek justice for another, and bring the dying land its rightful king. Yet no one is who they seem, and Valen's search for healing grace leads him from Harrower dungeons to alien shores. Only at the heart of the world does he discover the glorious, terrible price of the land's redemption-and his own.
What price will Kolhammer and his soldiers pay for disrupting their own past? Now not only must the Allies win the war against newly powerful enemies they would once have defeated, they must also save their world's future from annihilation.
Since bonding with a winged foal by accident, Larkyn Hamley has risen from a wild country girl to become one of the finest students at the Academy of the Air. But Duke William, the new ruler of Oc, is obsessed with riding a winged horse himself, and his madness leads him to ignore his traditional duties to protect the Duchy. Now it's Larkyn who must take flight to save her country, her Academy, and her own life.
When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life - whether she wants to or not.
The Lost Fleet continues its perilous journey home. Badly damaged and low on supplies, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for raw materials-and Captain "Black Jack" Geary hopes they can continue to remain one step ahead of their enemies. But the Syndics are the least of Geary's worries when he learns of the existence of aliens with the power to annihilate the human race.
When Brophy is woken from his endless slumber, he scorns Shara and aligns himself with the betwitching Arefaine. Shara, betrayed and abandoned, is seduced into a deadly clash with a sadistic mage whose power derives from pain.
In heavily guarded Bujavid 8 year old Cajeri is terribly bored and resorts to playing pranks and causing mischief - two things for which his stressed elders have little patience. But Cajeri is the first atevi youth to live with humans, the first who can understand the race that threatens the hidebound customs of the atevi.
The Firstborn have sought to stop the advance of human civilization by employing a technology indistinguishable from magic. But they've been waiting for something. What is it? And what will we learn when we confront the Firstborn face to face?
The Weaver Dusaan takes control of the Empire and begins his march toward war, enlisting those who serve him in other realms to join the battle. King Kearney's armies are forced to battle Eandi invaders from Braedon. However, this battle is a diversion contrived by Dusaan to weaken the Eandi armies. Grinsa, another Weaver, fights for the king. And at last the two Weavers will do battle, Dusaan leading his army of Qirsi sorcerers, Grinsa standing with an alliance of Eandi nobles and warriors.
Sequel to WIZARD OF THE WINDS. The matchless magic of Safar Timura, the greatest wizard of his age, once raised Iraj Protarus to the throne of all Esmir...and, when king turned tyrant, destroyed him. Now the invasion of Esmir by a nameless evil has forced Timura out of his peaceful solitude, to lead his people on a desperate trek to safety. Ahead lies unimaginable danger. While behind, Iraj Protarus, risen from the dead, is in pursuit.
After mankind's defeat of the fairies ten millenia ago, the People moved underground - all but the demons. Now one of them has unlocked the fairies' secrets - and their underground city is in peril - unless their old nemesis, teenage genius Artemis Fowl comes to the rescue. Recommended.
Piper Hecht learns that the legendary sorceror Cloven Februaren, referred to as the Ninth Unknown, is still alive, more than 100 years old, and on Piper's side. As the dynastic politics of the Empire become even more convoluted, it's clear that while the old gods may be fading, they're determined to do everything they can to bend the doings of men to their own advantage.
Sequel to FOOTPRINTS OF THUNDER. Ten years ago the prehistoric past collided with the present and huge swathes of plant and animal life were transported into the 20th century. Humanity was suddenly confronted with dinosaurs. Nick Paulson of the Office of Security Science discovers that time displacements are being manipulated by a cult of fanatics who will stop at nothing to reshape history.
An "ordinary" wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved? Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction - including Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, L.A. Banks, and Jim Butcher - answer that question in this collection of supernatural wedding stories.
Philip K. Dick Award nominee. From a Canadian author: Hamza and Yehat are two slackers with a thirst for adventure, but one is a dishwasher, the other a video store clerk. Then the gorgeous, mysterious Sherem shows up in E-Town decked out in desert finery. Who is this sophisticated woman and what is the lost artifact that she and a cast of coiffed collectors and criminal cultists so desperately seek? As Hamza falls blindly in love with Sherem, little does he know that he and Yehat will play the biggest part of all in the recovery of the ancient relic - and in the future of all living beings.
The saga begun in 1632 continues with all-new stories by best-selling authors Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis, plus Dave Freer, K.D. Wentworth, and other top writers, as the time-lost Americans from West Virginia, stranded in 17th century Europe, attempt an underwater salvage operation to raise the sunken Swedish flagship, The Ram rebellion uprising continues, Cardinal Richelieu plots to destroy Grantville and its allies, an American prisoner of war carries on a dangerous romance with the Danish King's daughter, and much more.
Leodora is a young shadow-puppeteer who travels the world of linked spans known as Shadowbridge collecting the stories of each place she passes through. But now her performances are beginning to attract some unwelcome attention.
The Xandim are little more than simple beasts. Enslaved by the fey and powerful Phaerie, they have been trapped in their horse forms for so long they have forgotten their former human shape. Only one of the tribe remembers: the Windeye, shaman of the Xandim.
Arjun arrives in Ararat just as a magnificent winged creature swoops and sails over the city. For it is the day of the return of that long-awaited, unpredictable mystical creature: the great Bird. As the creature soars across the land, shifting topography, changing the course of the river, and redrawing the territories of the city's avian life, crowds cheer and guns salute in a mix of science and worship. Then comes the time for the Bird's power to be trapped - within the hull of a floating warship called Thunderer, an astounding and unprecedented weapon. Hurtled into this convulsing world is Arjun, an innocent who will unwittingly unleash a dark power beyond his imagining.
When his boss discovers that Mark Wiseman is a werewolf he forces him to use his curse to dispose of his enemies.
Welcome to the Nightside, that secret square mile located in the dark heart of London where the sun never rises and people can fraternize with every myth and monster imaginable. John Taylor is a P.I. with the special ability to locate anyone or anything. "The Unnatural Inquirer," the Nightside's most notorious gossip rag, has offered him a million pounds to find a DVD purported to contain an actual recording of the afterlife. John doesn't know if it's true, but someone-or something-thinks so, and will stop at nothing to possess the disc.
An anthology of fantasy stories emphasizing the bonds of friendship and fellowship.
Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant," white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself - the very heart of darkness.
Near the city of Raintown is the event site, out of which pour new, inexplicable artefacts and organisms, the escapes of a living algorithm that can cause plague and change. An entire department of the local police is dedicated to stopping the adventurers who try to import them into the city. These profiteers think, wrongly, they can manage the bad physics, skewed geographies and psychic onslaughts of the event site.
Concludes Hart's paranormal romance trilogy that began in THE VAMPIRE'S SEDUCTION and THE VAMPIRE'S SECRET. William Cuyler Thomas, Savannah's most powerful vampire, heads to Europe after learning that his wife and son, whom he thought had died five centuries ago, are in fact "undead."
Desperate to free his mother from a caste of ruthless elven assassins, Leesil joins his beloved Magiere, the sage Wynn, and their canine protector Chap, on a difficult journey through mountains and harsh winter. Chap's Fay kin have gathered this group - without their knowledge - to forge an alliance against the forces of dark magic. But in the meantime Chap must guard them against mysterious enemies. ____Hendee, Barb & Hendee, J C. CHILD OF A DEAD GOD: A NOVEL OF THE NOBLE DEAD. Roc, 30.00 hc. For years, Magiere and Leesil have sought a long-forgotten artifact, even though its purpose has been shrouded in mystery. All Magiere knows is that she must keep the orb from falling into the hands of a murdering Noble Dead, her half-brother Welstiel. And now, dreams of a castle locked in ice lead her south, on a journey that has become nothing less than an obsession. Accompanying Magiere and Leesil are the sage Wynn, their canine protector Chap, and two elven assassins-turned-guardians who must fight their distrust of this sister of the dead. For forces more powerful than they are rallying around Magiere, arming her for the conflict to come. Because finding the orb may be just the beginning of the challenges that await her...
New York City Detective Max Slattery finds parallels between a contemporary series of murders and the the remains of a Civil War-era murder victim unearthed by archaeologist Carrie Norton. This leads to a conspiracy that has formed, two centuries in the making, between the living and the dead.
Vampyre Joe Pitt's new assignment takes him to Brooklyn to investigate the violent demise of a blood dealer. It puts him face to face with a strange new crop of Vampyres - from a tasteless crew who flaunt their talents as circus freaks to a family who prays together as often as they slay together.
From blithe fairies to sinister fey, some are fair, some are foul, all are fantastic. Patricia A. McKillip, Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder, Tanith Lee, Megan Lindholm, Kim Newman, and Craig Shaw Gardner contribute.
Each author starts his story with someone walking into a workplace with a gun. From there it goes whereever the author's twisted imagination leads him.
After a terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, he takes up sketching as therapy. He moves to Duma Key on the Florida Coast as his sketches gradually take on greater and greater power.
From the tiny snowbound village of Loulea six men and women will begin a dangerous quest to challenge darkness, fulfill a prophecy and change the course of their world's history.
Two complete novels of interstellar adventure in one volume: EARTHBLOOD by Laumer and Brown, and SIBYL SUE BLUE by Rosel George Brown, the story of one of the toughest cops on a future Earth. Plus, for the first time in one volume, all of Keith Laumer's other stories of the Niss, as well as a generous assortment of stories by Rosel George Brown.
When Firekeeper and her friends learned to open the gates between worlds, a plague came back with them. Firekeeper, Blind Seer, and Derian Carter survived the plague: not unchanged, but still themselves. Now Firekeeper is determined to learn the nature of the plague--and if she can, end it forever.
Cthulu mythos omnibus.
A man awakes in the dark - and gradually the memories return. He is Ramon Espejo, a poor, exploited prospector who was a nobody on Earth and is still a nobody on the planet of Sao Paulo, where he ekes out a living searching for minerals in uncharted mountains. Then: a dead man, a bloodstained knife, and a desperate run into the wild - away from the law and the Enye, the planet's mysterious alien overseers. Ramon Espejo knows he is being hunted. Even more terrifying, he is about to discover that he is both a hunter and a pawn in a battle between powerful and ruthless species.
Having escaped being murdered by his evil brother, Jared, Tris must take control of his magical abilities to summon the dead, and gather an army big enough to claim back the throne of his dead father. But it isn't merely Jared that Tris must combat. The dark mage, Foor Arontala, has schemes to raise the Obsidian King...
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a young man prophesized to be the Second Coming has been locked away from the world. As the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse sweep the earth, they bring terrible destruction and a transformation no holy book could have predicted. Phoenix, only just discovering the world he must save, becomes the leader of humanity. He and his new friends, the survivors, must usher in a new era of life on earth, or let it succumb to God's End.
A contagion suddenly begins to decimate hold after hold, paying no heed to distinctions of birth. With Threadfall scant years away, the Dragonriders dare not expose themselves to infection, and so it will fall to the young Kindan and his fellow Harper Hall apprentices to bravely search for a cure and save humanity. The price of failure is unthinkable. But the price of success may be even harder to bear.
The forces of darkness, trapped for generations behind a magical barrier, have at last succeeded in sending through an emissary whose mission is nothing less than death or destruction for all in his path. Tristan must race to harness his own nascent talents or lose everything.
Teenage Shy is living with her grandparents above an antique store in Slade's Corners, Wisconsin after her father dies. Then, going through her father's boyhood stuff, she comes upon a rare old set of dragon puzzles ... all of which are missing pieces. Shy realizes that by mixing and matching the different sets she can complete a single dragon puzzle that combines all of the others. She completes the puzzle, and suddenly she's in ancient Babylon.
MOON OF THREE RINGS and EXILES OF THE STARS in one volume.
In THE RETURN TO QUAG KEEP the brave adventurers of QUAG KEEP, the first D&D novel, try to unlock the secrets of this magical world and maybe even return home to ours.
When deadly sickness strikes Lladrana, twin sisters Elizabeth and Brie are summoned to fight the evil they think is caused by the Dark. The twins are desperate to cure the illness because they believe The Snap - the calling of Mother Earth - comes after the task is fulfilled. But when one of the sisters succumbs to the Dark, the other must fight to rescue her. Will their time run out - or will the destiny of The Snap be fulfilled?
Flanagan (who, for want of a better word, is a pirate) has a plan. The plan, at first, seems simple. Kidnap the Cheo's daughter, demand a vast ransom for her safe return, sit back and wait. The Cheo is the ruler of the universe known to mankind. Only, Lena isn't Cheo's daughter and the plan is far from simple. Fortunately, Flanagan has had a lifetime to work it out. Unfortunately, he has far less time to execute it.
The engineer Ziani Vaatzes engineered a war to be reunited with his family. The deaths were regrettable, but he had no choice. Duke Valens dragged his people into the war to save the life of one woman - a woman whose husband he then killed. He regrets the evil he's done, but he, equally, had no choice. Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic, or fight a desperate siege for its survival. As a man of considerable intelligence, he knows that he has a role to play - and little choice but to accept it. The machine has been built. All that remains is to set it in motion.
FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and rock musician Dante. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own. What is his link to the killer. And why does he claim to be a vampire?
THE RENEGADE DRAGON and THE WIZARD'S TREASURE in one volume.
If supersoldier Jack West Jr. and his his team can find and rebuild a legendary ancient device known only as the "Machine," they might be able to ward off a coming armageddon. The only clues to locating this Machine, however, are held within the fabled Six Sacred Stones, long lost in the fog of history.
His first short story collection.
When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high-tech utopia to medieval nightmare. Now Herzer Herrick and Megan Trevante have been assigned the mission to capture the spaceship that supplies the fuel for the whole world. Given that Herzer vaguely thinks orbital decay is something having to do with teeth it should be interesting.
In a distant future where the Chinese have seized control of the world and colonised the stars, a disgraced naval captain and a commando who knows secrets he should never have learned are picked to lead a suicide mission. Piloting a salvaged Mexica spacecraft to Xolotl, the asteroid stronghold of their enemies, they are armed with enough explosives to reduce the Mexica base to dust. But when they arrive to find dozens of Chinese prisoners destined to be used as human sacrifices, their suicide mission suddenly becomes a rescue operation. This is a clash of empires old and new.
From Carl Sagan's son. A young man awakes with amnesia, remembering nothing but that someone is trying to kill him. He becomes reacquainted with eight companions, all being trained at a strange school run by an enigmatic figure named Maestro. As he tries to uncover the identity of the person attempting to kill him, he starts to unravel a series of truths.
Dante Valentine has been through Hell. Literally. Her body shattered and her mind not far behind, she's dumped back into her own world to survive - or not - as a pawn in one of Lucifer's endless games. Unfortunately, he's just messed with the wrong necromancer. And this time she's mad enough to do something about it. This time, the Devil will pay.
A war-dragon of Babel crashes in the idyllic fields of a post-industrialized Faerie and, dragging himself into the nearest village, declares himself king and makes young Will his lieutenant. Nightly, he crawls inside the young fey's brain to get a measure of what his subjects think. Forced out of his village, Will travels with female centaur soldiers, witnesses the violent clash of giants, and acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, who has no knowledge of the past and may be immortal.
What if Axis powers had defeated the RAF in the Battle of Britain, or if Hitler's minions had been first to the A-bomb? Here are ten frighteningly plausible World War II scenarios in which the Third Reich might have achieved victory in Europe.
When her mother falls ill, Kitty rushes back to Denver - and right back to the abusive pack of werewolves she escaped a year ago. To make matters worse, a war is brewing between the city's two oldest vampires, threatening the whole supernatural community. Though she wants to stay neutral, Kitty is again drawn into a world of politics and violence. To protect her family, her lover, and herself, she'll have to choose sides. And maybe become what she hates - a killer.
An anthology of the year's best in fantasy.
A few survivors of the attack on Earth have fled to distant Safehold. They seal the planet into a static medieval society so that aliens won't detect industrial emissions. But then, after 800 years, an android comes awake. Programmed to set into motion the events that will reawaken technology on Safehold, it is given the persona 'Merlin'.
Chen, the Singapore Three police department's snake agent - the detective in charge of supernatural and mystical investigations - has been paired with one of Hell's own vice officers, Seneschal Zhu Irzh, to investigate the illegal trade in souls. Political pressures both Earthly and otherworldly seek to block their investigations at every turn. As a plot involving both Singapore Three's industrial elite and Hell's own Ministry of Epidemics is revealed, it becomes apparent that the stakes are higher than anyone had previously suspected.
As Rome crumbles under the child-emperor, Heliogabalus, the vampire Ragoczy Germanius Sanct' Franciscus earns the enmity of a minor functionary. Worse, Franciscus has attracted the attentions of a young woman whose untapped sexuality may well destroy him.
Felix Gomez survived Operation Desert Freedom, being turned into a vampire, and the onslaught of a ravenous horde of nymphomaniacs. His next challenge is to investigate the murder of a distinguished young surgeon turned porn star. This is not as straightforward as it might seem.
A latina Ivy League grad falls ill, bitten while being kissed. She is squirreled away to the man's family estate to recover. As Milagro falls for a fabulously inappropriate man, she finds herself caught between a family who has accepted her as one of their own and a shady organization that refuses to let the undead live and love in peace.
The kingdom of Francia has purged its magi. But when a young Guerrier rescues an orphaned street waif, little does he know that she is the daughter of a magus who met his end on their pyres - or that she is guarded by an aethyric spirit and driven by the name of the traitor who condemned her father to flames. With the gift of song infused within her, the child's voice will bring her before the most powerful heads of state. And she will craft herself into a weapon...aimed at the heart of the man she despises.
Skeeve has decided, at long last, to come out of his self-imposed retirement and get back into the problem-solving biz. He confidently expected to walk in and take his rightful place as the head of M.Y.T.H., Inc. He didn't expect to have to face off against Aahz for the job. With their friends lending help but showing no favourites, they start a not-so-friendly contest to see who will run the company by taking opposite sides of the next case to walk in the door. Will the legendary partnership survive the battle, or will this be the end of a beautiful friendship?
Aahz discovers that the shabby-looking sword he bought at a flea market in a remote dimension is Ersatz, leader of the Golden Hoard, a fabled collection of powerful magical treasures that can turn any ordinary being into a hero. They go in search of the other members of the Hoard, only to find that they're not the only ones looking. A dancer named Calypsa, working with Aahz's old friend Tananda, is seeking to collect them to free her grandfather from the dreaded wizard Barrik. Trouble is, everyone wants the treasures for themselves, and there are good reasons why the Golden Hoard is never all in the same dimension at one time.
Across mystical Celtic lands a devious enemy has resurfaced - Merlin, new messiah of the druidic religion. Ushering in a new age of magic, terror and human sacrifice, he seeks an ancient relic that will resurrect the dead. The Cerberus warriors stand with a warrior queen to challenge him and turn the tide of ancient madness that threatens the entire world.
Djan Seriy Anaplian has become an agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilisations throughout the greater galaxy. This world, however, is one she knows - and she knows that here nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else's war is never a simple matter. And then there are her brothers - and the matter of that old crime that has wracked their lives.
A world facing magic for the first time concludes in apocalypse as the Ascendants split and Estorea faces armies of the undead.
Plus-sized vampire Glory St. Clair has a new business venture and an old, on-off boyfriend. Blade wants to protect her from the techno-freak vampire hunter stalking the streets of Austin, but it's time for Glory to expand her own powers.
A plot to assassinate Pyrgus is afoot and, worse, Pyrgus's father, the murdered Purple Emperor, has been raised from the dead by means of foul necromantic sorcery. Now Lord Hairstreak and the sinister Faeries of the Night have seized control of the Realm. Henry Atherton has no choice but to return to the world of Faerie to aid his friends.
The beautiful Averil, heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, is a powerful mage, trained by the Ladies of the Isle. In her city of Fontevrai, she meets Gereint, raised as a common villager but greatly gifted in magic, a novice of the magical order of the Knights of the Rose. The Knights and their sister order, the Ladies of the Isle, defend a great secret: the means and location of the Serpent's imprisonment. And Quitaine is under subtle attack by the King of Lys, who has secretly become an adept of the hidden order of the Serpent, and he will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his quest to discover how to free his God.
KOMOR, A CIVIL CAMPAIGN, and the short novel WINTERFAIR GIFTS in one volume.
Professional wizard Harry Dresden is investigating a series of deaths in Chicago. Someone is killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry's half-brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too...
Jack Churchill wants to get out of Celtic Britain and back to the 21st century - but a great evil waits there, doing all in its power to prevent his return.
In a deep-sea research facility one of the most incredible and terrifying discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface.
Fueled by a mysterious new drug, Celtic fairies and Teutonic elves battle for turf and power - with humans caught in the middle. As the body count rises, Connor Grey uncovers a vast conspiracy that threatens to destroy not only the city, but the world.
The United Star Marines follow the trail of a vanished 24th century transport through an uncharted star gate to the edge of an unknown galaxy. The last, best and only chance to defeat the mighty Xul may be, at long last, at hand.
Daniel Leary, now a commander, must somehow overcome a large entrenched force on an island defended by powerul plasma cannons and shipkilling missiles and backed up by a heavily armed warship in orbit, all the while commanding only a small and virtually unarmed spacecraft. But Leary again has the help of Signals Officer Adele Murphy, who can make computer networks do the impossible.
THE LOVERS, FLESH and five novelettes in one volume.
Over the decades and slow centuries, the city of Nessantico spread its influence in all directions, subsuming and converting the majority of other religions and lesser gods within the Holdings. Nessantico gathered to itself all that was intellectual, all that was rich, all that was powerful. There was no city in the known world that could rival it. But there were many who envied it...
Rakkim Epps, retired shadow warrior, is sent on a perilous mission to infiltrate the Belt. It is a lawless territory where a bloodthirsty, drug-addled militia prepares for the End-Times. He is to steal or destroy a super weapon hidden there, using his shadow warrior's ability to kill any and all who would halt his quest. Opposing him is a sadistic, carbon-skinned killer named Gravenholtz and the the alluring, sexually rapacious Baby, who wants - and gets - more of everything. Meanwhile, the Old One, the ancient and immensely rich Muslim fanatic who seeks to rule both American nations, plots his attack from the safety of his ocean liner.
Kidnapped after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt has sworn to rescue Will, and he will do anything to keep his promise - even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers, Halt is joined by Will's friend Horace as he travels toward Skandia. On their way they are challenged constantly by freelance knights - but Horace knows a thing or two about combat. Even so, will they be in time to rescue Will from a life of horrific slavery?
Paleontologist Dr. Helen Sutter doesn't realize her work on the "funny fossil" a teenager found in the Arizona desert would take her to Mars.
Begins a new dark fantasy trilogy. The fuel of sorcery in this world is the very fire of the human spirit - and those who hunger for power pay for it with their lives. The greatest threat may not be ancient enemies returned or wars resumed but the darkness that lies within men.
Neither hero nor warrior, Oliver Bascombe now finds himself brandishing a magical sword, walking in the company of a woman who sometimes appears as a fox and a man made of pure ice, and dueling with albino giants and winged killers. For in the world of the Borderkind - and the realms that exist beyond it - Oliver is discovering just how vulnerable are humankind's myths, the dire consequences of their extinction, and the reason he was chosen to save them.
Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. When he was nine, men came to his house and murdered his parents. Griffin knows that the men were looking for him and that he must never let them find him. Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a Jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.
Nevare Burvelle surrenders himself to the Speck magic with which he has been cursed. But the decision is not without consequence, for now Nevare is at the mercy of his violent Speck self: a powerful alter ego who will stop at nothing to drive the enemy Gernians away from Speck territories - and uses his warrior's insight to plan a vicious attack on those who would do him harm.
A young college student is sucked into a post-apocalyptic future where humanity is struggling against a subtle evil. But - and this is a real stroke of luck - the key to saving the human race - including that handsome ER Doctor on whom she has her eye - is none other than the contents of her house!
Even as Durand fights at Lamoric's side, his loyalties are increasingly torn. As a knight of Lamoric's household, he cannot stray far from his master's wife - the one woman he can neither have nor forget - while siege and sorcery conspire to bring him closer to treason. Can his loyalties survive his divided heart? Can the land of his birth survive the forces that tear it asunder? Can love and loyalty endure in a time of treason?
The ancient satyr god Pan has been called back to earth - to the rural community of LeHorns Hollow, to be precise. That's the explanation for why women are disappearing overnight and eerie piping is heard.
An accident turns interstellar travel into a trip to a parallel universe for pilot Titus Quinn and his family. Titus makes it back, without his memory or his family. His employer sends him back and he must reacquaint himself with the oppressive alien Tariq and their humanoid subordinates as he searches for his missing wife and daughter. Recommended.
The Company enters the great city of Instruere intent on warning its Council of the Destroyer's threat. But they are unaware of how far Bhudwo's tentacles go into the city. Then the arrival of a disturbing stranger ignites political and religious tensions and events escalate beyond control.
Half-breed Alaric Morgan is only 4 years old but pledged to safeguard the Haldane Kings. He will need to survive the suspicions of the Church and the scorn of the Camberian Council if ever to reach manhood.
Ekaterina, youngest daughter of the King of the Sea, is the only one who can easily walk on land, and she is also the family spy. When her father is curious about a serene kingdom, he sends Ekaterina to investigate. Once in Belrus, she encounters Sasha, a prince. Careful observation convinces her that Sasha and his music are the secret behind the kingdom's prosperity. But before she can let down her guard, an evil jinn begins kidnapping women with magical powers. Determined to rescue the women, Ekaterina becomes a victim herself.
Magically transported to fourteenth-century Scotland, Alex and Lindsay MacNeil find their loyalty and love for each other tested when they are separated in battle.
Flirt with the unknown in 17 unusual tales of blind dates. You never know what you'll get. Stories from Nye, Rusch, Springer, Duane, Resnick and Smith.
Though robot Mack Megaton was designed to bring mankind to its knees he's not interested in world domination. He just wants to fit in. But when Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders - -not to mention more trouble than he bargained for.
Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is so bored that she takes a berth on the next ship out. That's a mistake - Aral Sea isn't a happy ship. And it's about to get a lot unhappier. As the ship enters the Alcheringa - the alien-constructed space warp that allows giant settler-ships to travel between worlds, away from all help or hope - Jodenny comes face to face with something powerful enough to dwarf even the unknown force that destroyed her last ship and left her with missing memories and bloody nightmares. Lieutenant Jodenny Scott is about to be introduced to love.
12 year old Londoner Deeba finds herself in an alternate funhouse version of her city. Here a choking black smog is taking over and her friend Zanna - who is supposed to be the Chosen One and prophesied to save the world - is out of commission. How will she convince people to take action?
Ky must bring together a ragtag group of traders to form a cohesive group to strike back at their foes. But she'll soon learn it will take more than that against an entire fleet of pirates.
The final installment. Can Kylara Vatta assemble enough force to vanquish her nemesis forever? And will she finally restore honour to her family name?
Stories featuring Elric of Melnibone. First of six volumes. Black and white illustrations by John Picacio throughout.
Teenager Miranda Popescu is at the fulcrum of a deadly political battle between conjurers in an alternate world where "Roumania" is a leading European power. Hidden on our world, she and her two best friends, Peter and Andromeda must now make their way back to their home realities - and suffer the changes and learn the truths that wait. Recommended.
Vancouver author. In Victorian London the Whitechapel section is a mechanized, steam-driven hell, sequestered and ruled by two mysterious mechanical gods - Mama Engine and Grandfather Clock. A few brave souls have formed a Resistance and are gathering for another attack. They possess a secret weapon that will either free them - or kill them all.
All other priorities take second place as word arrives on earth of a gate colony which has fallen to an unidentified alien assault. As the only space ship currently available to the Human-Adar Alliance, the "Vorpal Blade" is dispatched to find out what happened to the colony, rescue any survivors and learn the identity of the attackers.
Inez is starting to have doubts about her business associate Thomas Argenau. There's his allergic reaction to the sun, his excellent night vision, his lack of appetite for food. And there is, most recently and most seriously, that attempt to take a bite out of her neck. It could have been just passion, but... [Canadian author].
Dr. Sarah Halifax decoded the first-ever radio transmission received from aliens. Thirty-eight years later, a second message is received and Sarah, now 87, may hold the key to deciphering this one, too . . . if she lives long enough. A wealthy industrialist offers to pay for Sarah to have a rollback - a hugely expensive experimental rejuvenation procedure. She accepts on condition that Don, her husband of sixty years, gets a rollback, too. The process works for Don, making him physically twenty-five again. But in a tragic twist, the rollback fails for Sarah, leaving her in her eighties. While Don tries to deal with his newfound youth and the suddenly vast age gap between him and his wife, Sarah struggles to do again what she'd done once before: figure out what a signal from the stars contains. Recommended.
He sleeps all day. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants yet insists he can handle it on his own. He never seems to age. Heather is sure there's something not quite right about the handsome Jean-Luc.
The rate of technological development today is exploding. Such diverse technologies as computing, communications, genetics, biology, and nanotechnology are rapidly pushing humanity to a new singularity, a point at which all the rules change and everything we assume about what it means to be human may no longer apply. Wil McCarthy, Esther Friesner, James P. Hogan, Hugo-winner David D. Levine, Dave Freer, Wen Spencer, Mark L. Van Name, and others explore this strangest of new frontiers.
This avant-garde anthology that presents and defines the New Weird - a hip, stylistic fiction that evokes the gritty exuberance of pulp novels and dime-store comic books. It includes contributions from, among others, Moorcock, Mieville, Barker, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, and Sarah Monette. An essential snapshot of a vibrant movement in popular fiction, this anthology also features critical writings from authors, theorists, and international editors as well as witty selections from online debates.
Canadian author. After a worldwide disaster strikes Earth, the planet is taken over by a fanatical theocracy. Scientist Victor Hansen flees with a staff of non-genetically modified humans and young members of his newly created race, the Selkies, to Marseguro, a distant water world. But a traitor summons a strike force from Earth, and Victor's own grandson Richard is with them.
When Chen goes on holiday, his demonic partner Zhu Irzh finds himself alone in Singapore Three. The missing body of a brutally murdered socialite and the strange experiments of a well-connected, beautiful, young heiress leads Zhu into a maze of death and corruption. Chen returns to the city just as Zhu's baser instincts seem to be getting the better of him. While the rest of the police department thinks the worst of Zhu, Chen suspects something more malignant, particularly when the forces of Heaven begin manifesting themselves in Singapore Three, taking sides and leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake.
Felix Gomez has survived aliens, nymphomaniacs, and X-rated bloodsuckers. But now the aliens are back in a fiendish conspiracy to kidnap earth women, and only Felix stands between these intruders and their hapless prey. But when an army hit man attacks Felix and fellow vampire (and sexper) Carmen, only the astonishing erotic powers of the undead Kama Sutra may be able to save them.
Josette Monier is one of the most powerful, beautiful and oldest Sazi in existence. But her mate is in love with someone else. However, she must set aside her personal pain and come out of exclusion when her gift of sight reveals a threat against the Sazi community.
As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace - a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her. In return she must help them overthrow the established order.
When a mysterious man orchestrates an attack on archaeologist Annja Creed and then offers her an assignment, Annja is baffled. But the mission is too intriguing for her to refuse. She must find an object that possesses a sacred and powerful secret, offering atonement to anyone who uncovers it - or wreaking havoc on the world.
Half-demon Hope Adams, chosen for an extremely dangerous mission, turns out to be over-qualified. She finds too many opportunities for self-expression - and chaos ensues.
Necromancer Jaime Vegas is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. Invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eye - she knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, she'll need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that.
In Utah Ryan Cawdor learns that the cyborg Delphi has been reborn. Delphi is set to resume his drive for domination - but he'll need the secrets of the survivalists to succeed.
The invitation is signed Jaenelle Angelline and it summons her family to an entertainment she has specially prepared. Surreal SaDiablo, former courtesan and assassin arrives first. But when she enters the house she finds herself trapped in a living nightmare created by the tangled webs of Black Widow witches - and if she uses the Craft to defend herself she risks being sealed in the house forever. Jaenelle, who didn't send the invitation, must rescue Surreal without becoming trapped herself.
The Eater of the World is casting its shadow over the landscapes of Ephemera, tainting people's souls with doubts and fears. Only Glorianna Belladonna possesses the ability to thwart the Eater - but she is not alone. In dreams, a call has traveled beyond the Landscapes and reached Michael, a man with mysterious powers of his own...
Two murders have occurred on the artificial ecosystem created by the AIs to house several engineered species. Counselor Andrea Cort is sent to this cylinder world where an indentured human community hangs above the atmosphere. Her job is to choose a suitable homicide suspect from among those who have sold their futures to escape existences even worse than this. And she must not, no matter what, implicate the powerful AIs.
MERCHANTER'S LUCK and FORTY THOUSAND IN GEHENNA in a single volume.
3 all-new stories of lust, laughter and love from MaryJanice Davidson, including an all-new Betsy Taylor novella.
Newford high school senior Miguel is intrigued by the new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. She has an unusual dog, a real Australian dingo. And, he quickly learns, she is on the run from an ancient bargain made by her ancestors. Miguel will, of course, do all he can to help.
In this, Di Filippo's first fantasy novel ever, Thomas the Rhymer confronts humans and faery and monsters, in a quest through lands known and unknown . . . but can he survive the machinations of the Faery Queen?
From Dickson's copious notes his assistant finishes Dickson's last work. Bleys Ahrens and his organization, the Others, are tracking down an elusive interplanetary opposition. Meanwhile, Bleys' own intricate conspiracies and devisings, and his quest for power, which began with the best of motives, have become something darker and fiercer. He's committed to his plans. They may bring about the advent of "Homo superior." And they may destroy the human race.
Young swordsman Alfeo Zeno, apprentice to the legendary clairvoyant Maestro Nostradamus, must clear his master's name. It seems that a high-ranking friend of the prince died under mysterious circumstances after Nostradamus cast his horoscope, warning of danger-and rumors are swirling that the mystic poisoned the victim to enhance his own reputation. Now, Alfeo must unravel a web of magic and murder if he is to have any future of his own. Recommended.
Sequel to THE ALCHEMIST'S APPRENTICE. The alchemist Maestro Nostradamus is hired by Venice's ruling Council of Ten to find a foreign spy. All they can offer as clues are the spy's intercepted, encrypted messages. Soon Nostradamus realizes that occult forces are at work, and he turns to his apprentice, the young swordsman Alfeo Zeno, for assistance.
As the four heirs slowly make their way over the Edge and back to Celebre, their Florengian home suffers under the rule of Saltaja, Stralg's sister. But despite the odds against them, a liberation movement is arising in the city.
Pug and the Conclave of Shadows must journey to the Dasati home world to prevent an invasion of both Kelewan and Midkemia by hordes of the vicious assassins.
Evalyn is taken captive by a Temujai warrior. Will, though still weakened by the warmweed's toxic effects, employs his Ranger training to find his friend but instead find himself trapped by an enemy scouting party and facing imminent death.
Pity the poor private eye (or official investigator, for that matter), who has to solve a case which may involve death by black magic, evidence that may have been altered or planted by an itinerant sorcerer, and supernatural entities ranging from ghosts to vampires to dragons. Stories from Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, David Drake, Harry Turtledove, Esther M. Friesner, and more, including Flint and Resnick themselves.
Will James attends his tenth high school reunion and finds a sort of alternative universe in which realities fade and "new" memories begin to block them out. He comes to understand he is trapped in a web of ever-shifting certainties unless he can find a way to stop it.
Michael and Jillian, happily married for three years, are driving home from a party when Michael sees a lost little girl by the side of the road. He follows her directions to a house haunted by the whispers of young girls - a house Michael has never seen before and cannot find again. He begins to see odd figures watching him from the roadside or the woods. And after one terrifying visit from these beings, Jillian awakens a changed woman. Her personality completely altered, she is now cruel and vindictive. In danger of losing the wife he has known, Michael must unravel the mystery surrounding him and reckon with a force he never dreamed of.
In this original fantasy anthology, twenty masters of the genre present their unique takes on the magical possibilities that still exist all around us. Stories from Radford, Friesner, Turtledove, Laura Resnick, Russell Davis, Rusch, Mike Resnick and more.
Sven Tveskoeg is drafted into the elite Death's Head and sent to a distant planet. There he will need to employ all of his courage, firepower and many talents to neutralize the effects of a military disaster.
Rachel Morgan, witch and runner, must now pay for willingly trafficking in forbidden demon magis. Unfortunately, there was one person her wits and wiles couldn't save. Searching for the truth behind her love's murder, Rachel treads a dangerous path, filled with deadly menace and shocking surprises - including a powerful demon determined to claim her and a family secret that throws her entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, she must walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long lost knowledge.
After barely surviving an adventure he never wanted, and being blessed with the power of healing thanks to the forgotten god he worships, the scrawny little nearsighted goblin called Jig is now known as Jig Dragonslayer - a name he'd be happy to get rid of, since now everyone expects him to be a big-time hero. But when he's caught between two armies, both sides want Jig dead. Yet both are happy to 'recruit' Jig and his friends to work for them. Jig may have a habit of coming out alive in the end - but what about his friends?
18 years have passed since the first manned mission to Earth arrived from Venus. Now Kyal Reen joins the Venusian scientific and archaeological teams on Earth that are working to reconstruct the story of the mysterious and enigmatic extinct Terran race that once flourished there, and discover why they suddenly vanished. But there is a deadly answer to the ancient puzzle.
On a luxury magic carpetship in 1889, an English couple travel to Cairo for their honeymoon. Except for a brush with a dragon, the voyage is uneventful. But for Nigel Oldhall and his beautiful Indian-born bride, Emily, the holiday hides another purpose. Within hours of arriving in the teeming city, they are plunged into an extraordinary struggle among demons, murderers, and magic. In Cairo, Nigel can no longer hide his secret from his wife: he is on a mission to rescue a ruby that will ensure Queen Victoria's hold on Africa forever. But the search has already swallowed up Nigel's older brother - and now it has put his own Emily in mortal danger. But is she the innocent Nigel imagines? Soon, separately and apart, the two will set off for the heart of the continent among conspirators and traitors, all seeking the ruby and the gifts and curses it offers them - and all of humankind....
The Destroyer's armies are about to invade. The small group hopes that possession of the Jugom Ark will help defeat the enemy. Leith's return to Instruere brings thousands flocking to join the battle. Treachery and self-doubt imperil the preparation against the approach of great evil.
Welcome to Nocturne City, where werewolves, black magicians, and witches prowl the streets at night. And among them is Insoli werewolf Luna Wilder, a tough-as-nails police officer who has now been assigned to find the ruthless killer behind a string of ritualistic murders - a killer with ties to an escaped demon found only in legend...until now.
Great Harry is dead, and England is ruled by a dour Protector for 10 year old Edward VI - a Protector intent on keeping total control over the young king. But in the great lens and the dark pool that hold Visions for the FarSeers of the Bright Court and the Dark, the images change and waver - images that portend twisted plans to eliminate Elizabeth I, the rightful Queen, once and for all.
Albert Prince has just one passion in life - to cut people up. The trail of blood will stretch from Chicago to California.
A short story collection by the award-winning author of The Birthgrave and The Silver Metal Lover, the first installment of a two-volume series.
Sexy, successful Sophie Garou has got it all - the hunky guy, the hot designer clothes, the high powered career. Plus she sprouts fangs and fur when the moon becomes full.
As the quartermaster of a pirate ship Kestrel loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret - that she has magical control over the wind. One day a black ship appears, and her life changes. Its captain is a handsome rogue of whom Kestrel is strangely, constantly aware. When Kestrel's captain is led into a trap and is arrested, she gathers her crew and sets sail in relentless pursuit.
As Petaybee changes to accomodate groups of human refugees from an uninhabitable planet, a race of aliens is discovered living in the ocean depths - aliens who could be friends, but might well be foes.
There have been four victims already. Famed for their beauty and one-of-a-kind artistic gifts, they were murdered in the most shocking ways imaginable and their corpses stolen. Now the famed diva Maria daLivnova is arriving in Tristopolis - a city literally powered by the massive necroflux generators that process the dead - and it is up to Lieutenant Donal Riordan to make sure she ends her limited engagement alive. But Riordan isn't the only one watching deLivnova.
Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with the arrival of a woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a past. The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including the role of the two heiresses who are more -- and less -- than they seem.
A collection of stories spanning his entire career, including three never before published.
The Empress wants to locate the descendants of her exiled sister. No magically-bonded Pair is more ill-suited for the job than long-suffering Shield Lee Mallorough and her all-too-charming Source Shintaro Karish. Yet it's a mission they can't refuse.
Mason Ambrose, a failed philosopher, can't say no. He'll be paid a small fortune to abandon his native academic habitat, fly to a tropical island, and give ethics lessons to beautiful young Londa Sabacthani, an amnesia victim whose conscience has vanished along with her memories. But all is not as it seems on Isla de Sangre. Londa's soul is in fact a blank slate, and she takes Mason's morality curriculum rather more seriously than anyone imagined. Mason watches in dismay as she finds a fallen world and undertakes to remake it in her own image.
Level-headed Magrit Knight is New York City's only legal counsel to the fabled Old Races. But when she's summoned to negotiate a peace treaty among rival factions, her own mortal world threatens to fall apart. Margrit's been in hot water before, but re-entering the underworld brings a new set of problems. Also a new set of friends and enemies, including a ruthless vampire mobster, a dragonlord who won't take no for an answer, a band of subversive selkies - and Alban Korund, the uberhot gargoyle who got her into this mess, and whose granite-strong touch still haunts her every fantasy.
CROSSROADS OF TIME and QUEST CROSSTIME in a single volume.
A team of scientists figures out a way to send a probe, very fast, to Mars to determine how and why the red planet is turning gray. However, when the probe is destroyed well short of its destination, it's apparent that Mars is being used as a staging ground. The only viable target for that staging ground is Earth.
Sarah, a psychologist investigating the suicide of a satanist, manages to conjure up Satan. Satan claims that God is a jealous bully and that only by following him can people find true happiness. Sarah becomes convinced, forgetting that Satan is the Master of Lies.
On an Alpinadoran lake, just below Ancient Badden's magical ice castle, several societies, caught in the web of their own conflicts, are oblivious to Ancient Badden's devastating plans to destroy them. Bransen becomes the link between the wars, and if he fails, all who live on the lake will perish, and all of northern Honce will fall under the shadow of the merciless and vengeful Samhaists.
700 year old Marguerite Argenau is training to be private eye and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It sounds easy - until someone tries to behead you. Julius Notte is determined to protect her. He's decided that Marguerite is his life mate and is determined to woo her. He hasn't courted a woman in five centuries. Perhaps his judgment is clouded. [Canadian author].
Due to her mother's bizarre insistence that she gave birth to a male, Kellen has been raised as a boy. At school she met her friend Gryffin, but now Gryffin has been revealed as the Kingdom's new Dream-maker, and he has been whisked away to the castle, leaving Kellen behind. What will happen to their friendship now?
Roze Featherstone believes Yelena's Soulfinder powers will corrupt her and that Yelena will eventually seek to rule Sitia just like previous Soulfinders. But Yelena wants only to recapture Ferde, the Soulstealer who murdered eleven girls and has been freed by Cahil Ixia.
Sequel to SINGER OF SOULS. Young busker Douglas is at the Edinburgh arts festival and takes some drugs. Suddenly he can see the fey folk who invisibly share Edinburgh's ancient streets - in all their beauty and terrifying cruelty. Worse, they can see him, and they're determined to draw him into their own internecine wars - wars that are fought to the death.
Set in the same parallel world as THE SKY PEOPLE. Jeremy Wainman is an archaeologist who has achieved a lifelong dream; to travel to Mars and explore the dead cities of the Deep Beyond, searching for the secrets of the Kings Beneath the Mountain and the fallen empire they ruled. He does not realize that the Martian mercenary hired as guide is linked to the intrigues of Dvor il-Adazar, the City That Is A Mountain, where the last aging descendant of the Tollamune Emperors clings to the remnants of his power...and secrets that may trace their origin to the enigmatic Ancients, the Lords of Creation who reshaped the Solar System in the time of the dinosaurs.
Simon Canderous has the power to touch an object and divine its history. It came in handy in his career as a petty criminal, but now he's a New York law enforcer. After he spills his coffee on (okay, through) the ghost of a beautiful woman who doesn't know she's dead, he goes looking for her killers. And finds himself embroiled in a nefarious plot involving politically correct cultists, a large wooden fish, a homicidal bookcase, and the assembled forces of Darkness, which kind of have a crush on him.
Half-human Cal Leandros and his brother, Niko, aren't exactly prospering with their preternatural detective agency. Who could have guessed that business could dry up in New York City, where vampires, trolls, and other creepy crawlies are all over the place? But now there's a new arrival in the Big Apple. A malevolent evil with ancient powers is picking off humans like sheep, dead-set on making history with an orgy of blood and murder. And for Cal and Niko, this is one paycheck they're going to have to earn.
Lt Patricia Kelly Elizabeth Strickland (otherwise known as Podkayne) has joined the Music, Arts and Drama Division of the Martian Navy. Now she's going to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to be an entertainer. But she's about to learn that there's plenty of danger to go around in the Martian Navy, even if you've just signed on to sing.
A linguist with multiple personalities, a cyborg biologist, a pacifist warrior, an extinct hominid predator once called a vampire and an informational topologist are sent in an attempt to coerce communication with taciturn and hostile aliens. [Canadian author].
Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess-Jay to her friends-meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath's home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums: the demons that once nearly destroyed the Essalieyan Empire are stirring again, and soon Rath and Jay will find themselves targets of these unstoppable beings. [Canadian author].
Detective Inspector Chen and Zhu Irzh are given a major assignment to escort an emissary from Heaven on a diplomatic mission to Hell. Zhu tries to dodge his demonic family's overtures, but ends up embroiled in Hell's political intrigues. Chen and Zhu find themselves in the middle of a struggle much bigger than they can fully comprehend, and when the dust finally settles, neither heaven nor hell will be the same!
The epic battle of light and darkness, begun in SHADOWMARCH, continues. Mad Barrick, heir to Southmarch, has crossed the Shadowline. And to the south, junior wife Quinnitan must flee from the royal household of the god-king Autarch or die.
Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the universe. They have learned to control their strange abilities and have escaped into our world: now their true battle for survival begins.
Inquisitor Ravenor's pursuit of his arch-nemesis Molotch takes him and his team into the dangerous reaches of space known as the Halo Stars. Unknown to Ravenor, one of his team hides a deadly secret that could doom them all. Can our heroes find and defeat their enemy before the team is destroyed from within?
War stories from the battlefields of Faerun: this anthology of all new stories is set against the backdrop of a dozen of those conflicts.
After winning the Spike! Magazine tournament final, the Hackers set sail for the fabulous land of Lustria to seek new challenges. In the hot, steamy jungles, Dunk and his friends have to fight off zombies, pygmy halflings, lizardmen and more and that's before they face off against the Amazon team in the Tobazco Bowl!
The final screen text is illustrated with new stills and blueprints.
Darth Bane has created the "Rule of Two", which states that the new Sith Order will consist only of two: a Master, and an apprentice. Now, with his new apprentice, he sets in motion his plans.
In 1946 an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. Now: all-original stories in this universe from Martin himself, along with Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, among others.
The vicious pirate known as the Albino creates a turmoil in the Klingon Empire that threatens to spill into the Federation. Pitted against his genocidal program are several unlikely allies: Hikaru Sulu of the Excelsior, Klingon captains Kor, Koloth, and Kang; and a hotheaded young Federation diplomat named Curzon Dax.
Hunted by his own people and fleeing a pastoral world gone mad, Rhys must struggle not only to solve the mystery behind his master's cryptic suicide, but also to survive.
A story of war, betrayal and redemption that explores the magical world of the elves. Two brothers fight for the love of the same woman against a backdrop of war as the dark elves launch a massive invasion of the elf homeland, Ulthuan. Can the high elves drive back their evil kin before the forces of magic are unleashed and rip the world apart?
A Cabalist has made a bargain with his demon lord for survival and vengeance. So armed, he searches for Goetia but finds instead his mortal enemy, Simon Cross.
From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil-all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown.
When an Imperial listening station receives an enigmatic call for help from a farflung planet, a regiment of Tallarn Desert Raiders is sent to investigate. Pretty soon, the Imperial Guard find themselves locked in a desperate running battle with wave upon wave of tyranids. Is there any way they can ever triumph against such numberless alien hordes?
An elven wizard named Feal-Thas has taken a dragon orb to the distant land of Ice Wall. Dragon Highlord Ariakas assigns the task of its recovery to Kitiara Uth-Matar, half-sister of the sickly mage Raistin and his good-natured twin Caramon. Kitiara, who is rising up the ranks of the dark forces, must undertake the journey to the Ice Castle of Feal-Thas, where she will have a dramatic confrontation with Laurana, a leader of the forces of good.
Under constant pressure from its enemies, the human Empire maintains mighty armies to protect itself. Crucial among these troops are the Imperial battle wizards, trained to rain fiery death upon their foes, or summon the fury of the heavens. When Grey wizard Lothar and his colleagues ride to war against a massive orc invasion, can the wizards control their rivalry and ambition long enough to defeat the enemy?
After STAR WARS THE NEW HOPE and before THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. As Luke takes instruction from the dead Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han is wrestling with his conscience, a team of stormtroopers is going rogue, deciding to mete out justice their own way.
Travan works as a wartime blacksmith for the mighty empire of Ergoth until family tragedy calls him back home. There he will learn that the city of Paesten holds an ancient and terrible secret - one that might decide the course of history when a rebel leader named Vinas Solamnus marches his armies through its gates.
The Federation embassy on Qo'noS is seized by terrorists whose actions expose intrigue reaching the highest levels of Klingon government - and it will take all of Ambassador Worf's skills to keep the fragile Federation-Klingon alliance from collapsing. And while this potential intergalactic chaos looms, Commander Riker finds his plans for command and marriage soured by a brutal, high-level inspection of the ship from which the crew may not escape unscathed.
17-year-old Davy Rice discovers he has the power to teleport. As he learns to exercise his power he also has to deal with the problems in his relationships with his friends and family.
Mechwarrior Thaddeus Marik, having defeated a Lyran invasion on the planet Savannah and having negotiated an alliance with the Protectorate Coalition, must now ally himself with Jessica Halas-Hughes Marik. But old hatreds die hard.
Every week Captain Kirk conquered a new woman. Women from high society princesses to insane asylum slave girls - from blood-sucking shape-shifters to emotion-deprived androids -all swooned, acquiesced and malfunctioned with just one kiss. But how did he do it? How did he, with such frequency, go where no man had gone before? Read and learn.
One year after the Dominion War: The Watraii are determined to destroy the Romulan Star Empire. Ambassador Spock is equally determined to learn their secret. With the aid of his wife Captain Saavik and the "U.S.S. Alliance," his old comrades Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the "U.S.S. Enterprise," Spock executes a daring plan to bring about peace before the Alpha Quadrant is once again plunged into war.
Diran, once a feared assassin, has turned his back on murder, seeking the life of a wandering priest. But in the seas of the Lhazaar Principalities, peace is rarely found, and even justice must be bought in blood. A new power has risen, hoping to conquer the east with an army of beast men, and only Diran and his companions can stop them.
2145: a space marine assigned to the Union Aerospace Corporation research centre on Mars finds himself one of the few survivors of a massive interdimensional invasion - an overwhelming demonic force from the mouth of hell itself. As the marine struggles to survive the chaos and horror, he begins to learn the truth behind the shadowy research being conducted in the very facility from which he is trying to escape.
The third all-new collection of stories that span over 200 years of alternate STAR TREK history.
The official prequel to the game.
A band of dwarf adventurers make a doomed attempt to reconquer the lost dwarf hold of Karak Varn.
The Inquisitives are the "private eyes" of the Eberron world, solving murders with magic and steel. A diplomat has been murdered and an innocent man has been accused. An up-and-coming young Inquisitive is brought in to solve this high-profile case, but corruption, money, and power stand in her way.
The tide begins to turn against brutal new Sith Lord Jacen Solo.
Video game release tie-in. Assist Darth Vader in his quest to rid the galaxy of Jedi - and face the decisions that could change the course of destiny.