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.
Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child. Then she meets the vampire warrior Kade, sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter.
In three full-length novels, Dominic Flandry, Agent of the Terran Empire will rise from young ensign to lieutenant commander as he outthinks rivals and thwarts adversaries, blazing a trail across the galaxy in defense of an Empire which barely appreciates him and against alien enemies who appreciate him all too well.
Stories of how clever humans manage to best the slow-witted aliens who constantly underestimate them.
When a long sought-after map to Genghis Khan's tomb is located, Annja Creed is not convinced it is authentic. Yet she is drawn along an increasingly complex trail of clues, each more remote than the last, each making it more likely that the tomb she will finally reach will be her own.
A collection of stories set in the Polity universe.
Orbus, in charge of an old cargo spaceship, does not realize that the lethal war drone Sniper, is a stowaway. Meanwhile the Spatterjay-mutated Prador Vell has seized a Prador dreadnought, murdered its crew, and has now embarked on a voyage of vengeance. Their courses converge in the Graveyard, the border realm between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom.
Separated by fate and a freak storm in the Great Plains, the companions find themselves among Native American tribes that embrace a peaceful, sacred way of life that the travelers have only imagined. Still, Deathlands is a place with no reverence for ease or peace.
Two millenia have passed since the No-God last walked the earth. Now Anasurimbor Kellhus has seized absolute power with the promise of preventing No-God's dread return. Will Kellhus save the world or has the end already begun?
It is the time of the Great Depression. Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only. Revenge. Because out there, riding the rails, stalking the camps, is the scarred vagrant who murdered Connelly's daughter. No one knows him, but everyone knows his name: Mr. Shivers.
For Portier de Savin-Duplais, failed student of magic, sorcery's decline into ambiguity and cheap illusion is but a culmination of life's bitter disappointments. Reduced to tending the library at Sabria's last collegia magica, he fights off despair with scholarship. But when the King of Sabria charges him to investigate an attempted murder that has disturbing magical resonances, Portier believes his dreams of a greater destiny might at last be fulfilled.
Some see stem-cell research as mankind's greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save. Somehow, before it's too late, Arthur and Jessie Marshak must bridge the gap that divides them...on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.
Framed for attempted murder against his superior, Commander - now convict - Jacob Steiner receives one last chance at redemption. As the captain of a Penitentiary Assault Vessel, he'll lead a desperate crew of thieves and murderers behind enemy lines in exchange for their freedom.
Regis Hastur, lord of the most powerful of the seven Domains of Darkover, learns that the Empire is about to become a Federation, and is extending an invitation for all of the worlds to join. While the offer seems tempting to his people, Regis knows that Darkover would become little more than a military base, used for its unique planetary position, and will be sapped of its resources. He must now stop at nothing to save his world.
Having been sent to Canopus VII to find out what happened to a lost crew, Necropath Jeff Vaughan finds himself drawn into a deepening mystery not only as to the fate of the crew but also the intentions of his benefactor.
Vlad Taltos hears that his friend Aliera has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime. But why? And why don't her powerful friends come to her rescue -- and why is she refusing to defend herself. Vlad must intervene, even though the House Jhereg is still hunting him.
Here are four novellas featuring Harry Dresden, John Taylor, Harper Blaine, and Remy Chandler...paranormal private investigators who walk the streets no one else can walk and take the jobs no one else will take... Of course, if a case involves werewolves, zombies, demons, or other "unusual" circumstances, it may cost a bit extra.
At the close of ENDER'S GAME Ender is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the twelve-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane.The story of those years has never been told... until now.
John Bandicut and several aliens and artificial intelligences have been thrown together by a force greater than themselves to prevent cataclysmic disasters on an interstellar scale. Now, before they can take a break after a world-saving mission, they are pulled into a waystation that is being threatened by highly destructive gravity waves. The waves are part of a much larger problem. Something is causing stars to become unstable and go prematurely nova - they're being murdered.
Continues CYTEEN. Who did kill the original Ariane Emory? And can her personal replicate avoid the same fate?
WATER SLEEPS and SOLDIERS LIVE in a single volume.
Master conjurer Grey Carteret regains consciousness in a London gutter not far from the body of a man murdered by magic -- someone is hoping to use murder to raise a demon. Arrested for the crime, Grey must rely on a street urchin who was on hand when he awoke. But the urchin turns out to be a comely lass -- and she will use blackmail to make herself Grey's apprentice.
Jack's back, and this time he must face a terrifying supernatural threat from Europe's recent past. Someone has been mad enough to revive the most terrifying evil of the last 60 years, and only Jack can stop them.
Now the servants of the forbidden Gods of Palomir call forth The Worm, an ancient thing that threatens to devour all life in the newly formed kingdom and make way for the reign of dark Gods, now awakened to ambitions of worship and dominion. Some are bad...and some are worse.
[BC author]. Young noblemen make their fortune by competing in psychic gladiatorial contests to display their powers in the hope of being hired - and married - by women of high rank. When Quirt, an older man with obvious skill but little known record, first enters the arena, the combat circuit is abuzz wondering who he might be. But his mystery is almost eclipsed by the young cub who has been entering competitions anonymously and winning them all. Humate is so horrified when he's bested by Quirt that he insists on finding out where he came from. Unfortunately for Humate, the answer reaches far beyond his birth: back to the terrible wrongs done to Quirt's mother and his new wife by one of Humate's relatives, and back to Quirt's sentencing, a doom which takes away his identity until he can bring the culprit to justice.
Chromatacia is a land where colour is everything, ruled by a Colortocracy and where your station in life is governed by your colour perception -- you are what you can see. Here Eddie Russell has better than average Red perception and hopes to use that to move up in the world. But his efforts bring him only misery until he meets the gray Jane, who opens his eyes to the true values of the world.
Captain Mark Stephens was overseeing the change of shifts at the state of Illinois' maximum-security prison when the world outside was suddenly ripped. Something had thrown the prison back in time millions of years. Death walked outside the walls, human savagery was planning to break loose inside, and Stephens and the other men and women of the prison's staff were trapped in the middle.
The long-suffering Captain and the two young Karres witches - Goth, who vows she will marry him when she grows up, and her younger sister the Leewit - are being sent off to investigate mysterious and ominous events in the notorious Chaladoor region of space. Goth soon becomes aware that unknown but surely inimical forces are tracking them, and in order to foil them she takes a desperate route to travel back in time and meet Pausert as a young boy. Meanwhile, the Captain and the Leewit find themselves in the middle of their own desperate situation in the Chaladoor.
200 years after her death, Jane Austen is now the owner of a bookstore in Upstate New York. And though she sees her novels - along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations - still selling, the manuscript she finished just before being turned into a vampire has been rejected by publishers - 116 times. She longs to let the world know who she is, but when a sudden twist of fate thrusts her back into the spotlight, she must hide her real identity - and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors.
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.
Another equinox is here, and life's getting more tumultuous for the D'Artigo sisters. Smoky, the dragon of Camille's dreams, must choose between his family and her. Plus, the sisters can't locate the new demon general in town. And Camille's summoned to Otherworld, thinking she'll reunite with her long-lost soul mate Trillian. But once there, she must undergo a drastic ritual that will forever change her and those she loves.
Charmian is the daughter of Pharoah Ptolemy Auletes and a slave girl and half sister to Queen Cleopatra. But she is also an eternal oracle, gifted with ancient memories that may hold the key to preserving Egypt.
There's a new sheriff in town, and he's got the Nightside's rich and powerful quaking in their boots. He's The Walking Man, and it's his mission to exorcise sinners - with extreme prejudice. Problem is, the Nightside was built on sin and corruption, and The Walking Man makes no distinction between evildoers and those simply indulging themselves. He'll leave the place a wasteland unless someone stops him, and P.I. John Taylor has been handed the job. No known magic or science can affect The Walking Man, and if John can't discover his weakness, he'll be facing the very Wrath of God.
Things were going so well for P.I. John Taylor, that it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker, the powerful, ever-present, never-to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of The Authorities, is dying. And he wants John to be his successor - a job that comes with more baggage, and more enemies, than anyone can possibly imagine.
Carmen Dula and her husband have spent six years travelling to a distant solar system that is home to the enigmatic, powerful race known as "The Others," in the hopes of finding enough common purpose between their species to forge a delicate truce. By the time Carmen and her party return, fifty years have been consumed by relativity, and the Earthlings have not been idle, building a massive flotilla of warships to defend Earth against The Others. But The Others have more power than any could imagine, and they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race.
After her adventures with Magiere and Leesil, Wynn Hygeorht has returned to the Guild of Sagecraft, bearing texts supposedly penned by vampires from the time of the Forgotten History and the Great War. Seized by the Guild's scholars and sent out for copying without Wynn's consent, several pages disappear - and the two sages charged with conveying these pages are murdered. Suspicious of the Guild, separated from the only friends she fully trusts, and convinced the Noble Dead are responsible for the killings, Wynn embarks on a quest to uncover the secrets of the texts.
Wynn is determined to recover the ancient text she brought back from the Farlands. She learns that Stormwalkers may be involved and so journeys to the mountain stronghold of the Dwarves, assisted by the vampire Chain and Shade, an elven wolf.
Professor Piers Knight, curator at the Brooklyn Museum, has his attention called to a mysterious object in the museum's collection - just before it becomes the target of a sorcerous attack that leads to a siege on a local precinct house by a fire elemental. What looks like an ordinary inscribed stone may unlock an otherworldly Armageddon that certain dark powers are all too eager to bring about - and only Piers Knight stands in their way.
They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders - but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human.
Athena Hera Sinistra woke up in the dark of shipnight, within the greater night of space in her father's space cruiser, knowing that there was a stranger in her room. In a short time, after taking out the stranger - who turned out to be one of her father's bodyguards up to no good, she was hurtling away from the ship in a lifeboat to get help.
Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night... The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules-but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep...
Bernal Haydon-Rumi, executive assistant to a funder of eccentric projects, drops by his boss's house on the way home from a business trip. By the next morning, he's been knocked out, his wealthy socialite boss Muriel has stolen a car and vanished, and the AI designed for planetary exploration that she's been funding turns out to be odder than it should be.
When her little sister is brutalized, a vengeful Lily determines to exact her own justice. She succeeds at the cost of her own life, but as she lies dying, she is given a second chance. Lily can earn her way into Paradise by becoming an assassin for the forces of good. It's a job Lily believes she can really get into - but she doesn't realize that she may not be able to get out.
After the nanotech surge weapon is thrown into the space-folding waters of the Nigh, the way is cleared for the people of the Rose. Quinn tracks Helice Maki to the Entire-encircling Rim City, where he finds his daughter, now called Sen Ni and grown to adulthood. He needs her help against Helice, but Sen Ni has her own agenda.
Finally in control of the Ascendancy, Titus Quinn has styled himself Regent of the Entire. But his command is fragile. He rules an empire with a technology beyond human understanding; spies lurk in the ancient Magisterium; the Tarig overlords are hamstrung but still malevolent. Worse, his daughter Sen Ni opposes him for control, believing the Earth and its Rose universe must die to sustain the failing Entire.
Sunny McDonald's boyfriend Magnus is a vampire and leader of the Blood Coven. But when the Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, her humanity disqualifies her. And yet she suspects that there is something not quite right with the chosen candidate, a graduate of Oxford University who looks like a super model.
The fourth installment of the Necromancer series sees Tris's kingdom on the brink of collapse and the fate of Jonmarc Vahanian hanging in the balance as the vampires and the undead enter into a deadly civil war and threaten to unleash an even greater danger onto the world.
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA is unleashed over the skies of New York City and ninety percent of those infected are killed. Nine percent mutate into deformed creatures and the remaining one percent or "Wild Cards" have superpowers. This novel advances the story of the "Wild Cards" and their struggle to be fully human in a world that fears and mistrusts them.
Chester is a Barque Cat, one of the prized felines responsible for keeping spacecraft free of vermin, for alerting human crews to potential environmental hazards, and for acting as morale officers. But as a kitten he formed a bond with the boy Jubal that was downright telepathic. And when Chester is sent into space to learn his trade, neither he nor Jubal will rest until they're reunited. But the threat of a widespread epidemic leads the galactic government to announce a plan to impound and possibly destroy all exposed animals. Not even the Barque Cats will be spared.
Having secretly escaped Loethar's wrath, the young Valisar prince Leonel now wants more than his rightful throne of Penraven - he wants revenge. But Loethar has spent the past ten years uniting the Set's realms into a peaceful, prosperous empire. And unbeknownst to all, the true inheritor of the Valisar Enchantment is awakening - and a dark threat, far more sinister than even the invasion of the barbarian horde a decade earlier, is poised to threaten the Crown and reveal the most shocking Valisar secret of all.
Arthanos, son and heir to the ailing Prefect of Gallos, wishes to destroy the keep of Westwind because the idea of a land where women rule is total anathema to him. Saryn, Arms-Commander of Westwind, is dispatched to a neighbouring land, Lornth, to seek support against the Gallosians. But the trading council of Suthya, secretly allied with Gallos, has begun to bribe lord-holders in Lornth to foment rebellion and civil war.
Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens. They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet.
The dark pieces of vampire rock star Dante Baptiste's past are violently emerging, and it is only a matter of time before the Fallen discover he is the "creawdwr" they have sought for thousands of years. The destruction he left behind in Oregon threatens to reveal his identity as Fallen Maker and True Blood, exposing the young nightkind to shadowy predators - mortal and supernatural - who will do whatever it takes to win his favour...or destroy him.
The infected are subject to delirium, fever, violent behavior - and a one hundred percent mortality rate. Dead, but not sidelined or put out of action, or even slowed down much. Desperate remnants etc, result of secret military research etc, etc.
New York actress Esther Diamond is 'resting' between roles by working as a singing waitress at a Manhattan mob restaurant because wiseguys tip well. Then duplicated gangsters appear, bullets start flying, and it's up to Esther and her friend Max the Magician to fight Evil by stopping the gang war before it starts killing the wrong people. And if she has time, maybe Esther can actually keep a hot date with her hunky detective friend Lopez, who doesn't believe in magic. Yet.
Coupled with a far future exploration of the colonization of Jupiter's moons is the story of Galileo as he undergoes his trial for heresy in Renaissance Italy.
Evie - bike messenger, supernatural tracker, and avid Red Sox fan - now finds herself at the center of a whole lot of unwelcome magical attention. On top of that, a new client needs her to call up a family ghost and ask about a stolen inheritance; Evie's friend Nate has a supernatural problem of his own; and a legendary pack of hounds has been terrorizing Boston's undercurrent. And try as Evie might to deny the legacy that runs through her blood, when the Hunt is called, the Hound must run.
Planet Haulover has been invaded by Skinks. Until now, the aliens' existence has been hushed up. But Force Recon's shocking report leaves the Confederation no choice but to mount a military campaign against these alien predators bent on human destruction. But what would be a suicide mission for most - whether it's raiding a hidden Skinks base or destroying the enemy's most lethal weapons during a desperate firefight - is just another job for the Thirty-fourth FIST.
Stranded in a hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force, and supporting arms, and carrying only a day's water ration, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven-man team faced a grim future seventy-five light-years from home. The only thing between his Marines and safety was eighty-five miles of uncharted, waterless terrain and two thousand bloodthirsty savages with state-of-the-art weapons in their hands and murder on their minds.
When Jessie Shimmer and Cooper Maron try to break a drought by calling down a rainstorm, a hellish portal opens and Cooper is ripped from this world, leaving Jessie fighting for her life against a vicious demon that's been unleashed. In the aftermath, Jessie, who knows so little about her own true nature, is branded an outlaw. She must survive by her wits and with the help of her familiar, a ferret named Palimpsest.
Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for The Laundry, must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed Jennifer Morgue, from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world!
When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to destroy civilization.
The Daemon is well on its way toward firm control of the modern world, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, with the mainstream media stoking public fear in the face of this 'Corn Rebellion'. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most famous and most reluctant operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world order. But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all.
Katie MacAlister, Angie Fox, Lisa Cach and Marie Mancusi: each contributes a story about men who want you not for your body but your brains.
Four urban fantasy/paranormal romances exploring the body art/tattoo theme: Karen Chance's war mage Lia de Croissets, Marjorie M. Liu's demon-hunter Maxine Kiss, Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld Intelligence Agency operative Camille D'Artigo, and Eileen Wilk's Lupi world.
Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville agrees to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. The cast members all arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set and violence erupts. Then the cameras stop rolling and cast members start dying and Kitty realizes that a great evil has collected them all together here.
The onstage death of a teen pop star soon has teens trading their souls for eternity in the Netherworld. Kaylee must risk her own soul to prevent that.
85 years after Ponce de Leon returns with his prize, Spain sends an armada against England and gains a victory through the laser weapons that were wielded by odd-looking beings in monk's garb. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by her advisor, Dr. Dee, flees to the New World hoping to discover the source of the new weapons.
Dagmar is a game designer trapped in Jakarta in the middle of a revolution. The city is tearing itself apart around her and she needs to get out. Caught between the dangerous worlds of the Russian Mafia and international finance, Dagmar must draw on all her resources - not least millions of online gamers - to track down a killer.
Young adult novel, set in Jack the Repairman's younger years (when he was known as Jack the Repairboy). It all started when the 14 year old and his buddies discovered the rotting corpse of a victim of ritual murder in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Jack figured, from the ancient artefact carved with strange designs located conveniently nearby, that this was a situation that would require some fixing.
Captain Dominic Flandry struggles gloriously to snatch victory from the alien jaws of defeat as the Terran Empire loses its appetite for struggle despite the fact that the competing empire of Merseia will give it no peace. Too evenly matched for open warfare not to destroy them both, the opponents engage in subtle thrust and counter-thrust, feint and counter-feint, with Flandry in the thick of it.
This collection of four tales charts the werewolf Clayton's growth within the American Pack as he progresses from a wild child to a clever teen. As he tests his beloved mentor at every turn, he must learn not only to control his animal instincts but to navigate Pack politics - including showing his brutal archnemesis, Malcolm, who the real Alpha is.
Celestine's desire for revenge against the people who consigned her magician father to the flames is leading her farther down a dangerous path as she learns to use the powers he deeded her at his death. Powers that are bringing her to the attention of an Inquisition determined to stamp out every last trace of magic from the world.
The Bluegrass range hides the operating base of a race of monstrous genetic mutations, faithful servants of an ancient overlord. As Kane and the rebels stage their reconnaissance, the shocking new face of an old nemesis - replicating himself as Kane - aims to wipe out the mountains, and their inhabitants, from Earth permanently.
This is the story of Mary Griffith, a determined woman with three daughters, who opened the only place to buy a beer on the Tharsis Bulge. It's the story of Manco Inca, whose attempt to terraform Mars brought a new goddess vividly to life; of Stanford Crosley, con man extraordinaire; of Ottorino Vespucci, space cowboy and romantic hero; of the Clan Morrigan, of the denizens of the Martian Motel, and of the machinations of another Company entirely, all of whom contribute to the downfall of the BAC and the founding of a new world. But Mary and her struggles and triumphs is at the center of it all, in her bar, the Empress of Mars.
The Anti-Christ is positioned for emergence, the powers of darkness have released the pale horse of the apocalypse, and half the Neteru team is pregnant. The series draws to a close.
Most of the world's satellites are disabled by a nuclear missile exploded in space by a rogue North Korean faction. Two more such missiles are ready to be deployed. The only hope is Able One, a modified 747 fitted with a high-powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally to be a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes.
After a seven year search Moira O'Donnell has tracked her sorceress mother Fiona to a small California town, where Fiona is releasing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins. Together with ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper, a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira is humanity's last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.
By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy hass found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
As Dag's frustration with the Lakewalker camp's rigid mores with respect to farmers grows, he and Fawn decide to travel a very different road - and find that along it, their disparate but hopeful company increases. Fawn and Dag see that their world is changing, and the traditional Lakewalker practices cannot hold every malice at bay forever. Now the pair must answer in earnest the question they've grappled with since they killed their first malice together: When the old traditions fail disastrously, can their untried new ways stand against their world's deadliest foe? Series conclusion.
Living among mortals, Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power, has developed a reluctant affection for them, especially Warden Luis Rocha. As the mystery around the kidnapping of Warden children deepens, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate both the human and djinn realms. The trail will lead them to a traitor who may be more powerful than they can handle.
Peace has been shattered by the loosing of a deadly plague upon the magical Qirsi people. While some seek to prevent the spread of the plague, others see in this disaster a unique opportunity. With the magical folk weakened by the decimation of the plague, their unmagical enemies might be able to defeat them and take back lands lost in an ancient war. Haunted by the specter of what would be a tragic and devastating new war, the Southlands are aflame with rumors of violence, pestilence, and treachery.
Qirsi all across the Southlands are dying from a plague that turns their own magic against them, allowing an Eandi army from Stelpana to boldly march into their territory. But even as Stelpana's force wins battles, an insidious magic has corrupted the spells of their sorcerers, and what began as a military triumph is suddenly jeopardized.
An Empire, riven by internal power struggles, faces disaster when its dragons are mistakenly returned to their natural fury. And this is the story of all-too-human people fighting for power, little realizing that the real power has passed to the dragons.
In the Boston neighbourhood known as the Weird, a decapitated body floats out of the sewer, and former Guild investigator Connor Grey uncovers a conspiracy that may bring down the city's most powerful elite. As the violence escalates, Connor is determined to stop it, with help from one of the most dangerous beings of Faerie. Even if it means unleashing the darkness that burns within him.
AT ANY PRICE, COUNTING THE COST, ROLLING HOT and THE WARRIOR in one volume.
Ghost hunter Lisa McGarrity's small business has been run ragged as she does her best to calm the outraged spirits. But her suspicions are raised when the mysterious and sexy Trevarr appears on her doorstep.
The Defense and Wellness Council is enmeshed in full-scale civil war between Len Borda and the mysterious Magan Kai Lee. Meanwhile, Natch has awakened in a windowless prison with nothing but a haze of memory to clue him in as to how he got there. Now he must make the ultimate decision - whether to save a world that has scorned and discarded him, or to save the only person he has ever loved: himself.
The exiled Malazan army under Adjunct Tavore has begun its march into the eastern Wastelands to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen, the last great army of the Malazan Empire seeking a final battle in the name of redemption.
Gin, known as the Spider, is most feared assassin in the South - when she's not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, she can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed her and killed her handler, she's out for revenge.
Lizzie Brown and her grandma's coven of biker witches go to Dimitri's home in Greece to deal with the unwelcome family secret that could destroy them all.
As treacherous General Ping Wen whispers in the young emperor's ear, not even Chien Hua's beloved concubine or his most trusted bodyguard can reason with him. Worse, prolonged exposure to magical jade is changing him radically: His increasingly godlike powers are making him dangerously rash. But with the dragon patrolling the skies above and the strait beneath, the emperor's forces have no hope of launching a counterattack - until a goddess moves to interfere.
Rabbit is struggling to make sense of his new powers and his new position as King Jusson's heir when a man once scorned by his mother comes seeking retribution - and demands that Rabbit marry his daughter.
Kamala, a peasant woman, has claimed the powerful sorcery of the Magisters as her own - the ability to draw on the power of the human soul without dying for it. But in her rise to power she finds herself hunted by the brotherhood, and flees to a land where spells are warped by a fatal curse. A land that even Magisters fear.
Denise MacGregor's family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness - and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human - even if it means destroying his own kind.
More than 25 pieces of short fiction.
Stuart was traumatized by a childhood operation and has had nightmares ever since about the doctor who performed the surgery. But now the doctor is haunting Stuart's waking hours too -- and he's brought along his scissors.
Wren Valere finds herself tied to the fortunes of the entire Cosa Nostradamus as part of the Truce Board overseeing the Lonejack, Council and Fatae. But someone outside the Cosa is trying to break the Truce - and the Cosa itself.
Wren Valere realizes that it is now time for the Cosa to take the war to their enemy. Then, when what has stolen has been Retrieved, the war will be ended once and for all.
Wren Valerie's job is driving her crazy. She is Manhattan's most sought-after Retriever but after last year's deadly confrontation with Silence, all this magic user wants is a break. When you are good, trouble always finds you and now Wren's next assignment puts her on the wrong side of a child snatcher. To save a friend and protect her future, Wren must pull off the most important Retrieval of her life and for once, magic is not on her side.
Kira Solomon is one of the most lethal of the Shadowchasers, serving the Gilead Commission, dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Her problem right now, though, is that someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside down in search of a millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira's hands. Then there's Khefar, the dagger's true owner - a near-immortal 4,000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit, looks pretty fine for his age.
The year is 2033 and the world is reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. People live in the Moscow Metro, the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini states. Artyom, a young man living in the northern-most station on its line is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to legendary Polis, to alert everyone to a dangerous threat. He holds the future of his native station, the whole metro, and maybe the entirety of humanity in his hands.
Zombie stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others.
After facing off against the lethal Vampire Killer, Hollywood stuntwoman Dawn Madison has learned more about her missing father and long-dead mother than she ever wanted to, and her conflicted feelings about both her enigmatic, never-seen boss, Jonah, and P.I. Matt Lonigan are only making things worse. To save her father Dawn must enter the Vampire Underground, where she will encounter an unthinkable betrayal, and where the question of who is truly good and who is truly evil will become a matter of life, death and undeath.
Thirteen urban and paranormal tales of strong women, armed with weapons they are not afraid to use, as well as fists and feet of fury, who face monsters and bad guys, and are not above rescuing men in the process.
Gabriel is a New York City college kid until a tough-talking girl named De Mona Sanchez thrusts an ancient weapon into his hands...and recruits Gabriel in a dark epic war he was born to fight. Banished centuries ago by warrior knights, a demonic army is storming through a dimensional rift into our world. Stalkers are prowling the streets. Corpses are rising up to fight. And Gabriel - a descendant of one of the original warriors - has no choice but to drop his textbooks and start kicking demon butt alongside his new friend De Mona.
For Matthew Swift, today is not like any other day. It is the day on which he returns to life. Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home. Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable - despite his body never being found. He doesn't have long to mull over his resurrection though, or the changes that have been wrought upon him. His only concern now is vengeance. Vengeance upon his monstrous killer and vengeance upon the one who brought him back.
When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.
Amanda Feral, turned into a zombie, is trying to make her way through Seattle's undead scene, filled with bloodsuckers, horny--and horned--devils, werewolves, celebrities, and PR-obsessed shape shifters, with as much style as possible under the circumstances, when one of her undead friends disappears. There's something truly monstrous on the move.
Ig Perrish's privileged life takes an unexpected dark turn when his cherished childhood sweetheart Merrin is brutally killed and suspicion falls hard on Ig. A year passes, but Ig is nowhere near over his grief or his rage, feelings that come to a head in a lost evening of alcohol and hate. When he wakes the next morning he discovers that he has undergone a surreal transformation, and is in possession of an incredible power.
Included in an expedition to return young and damaged dragons from the Trader cities to their ancestral homeland are Thymara, an unschooled forest girl of sixteen, and Alise, a wealthy Trader's wife trapped in a loveless marriage, who attaches herself to the expedition as a dragon expert. The two women share a deep kinship with the dragons: Thymara can instinctively communicate with them, and Alise, captivated by their beauty and majesty, has devoted her life to studying them. Embarking on an arduous journey that holds no promise of return, the band of humans and dragons must make their way along the toxic and inhospitable Rain Wild River.
Here are Howard's non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon - known as "El Borak" - Kirby O'Donnell, and Steve Clarney. The wily Texan El Borak, a hardened fighter who stalks the sandscapes of Afghanistan like a vengeful wolf, is rivaled among Howard's creations only by Conan himself.
The young mouse Bisky persuades his friends at Redwall Abbey to seek a fabled treasure - the jeweled dyes of the Great Doomwyte Idol - only to lead them into the realm of the fearsome Korvus Skurr, the black-feathered raven.
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
A retelling of the classic Count of Monte Cristo story of honour, treachery, betrayal and vengeance. Bibi is condemned to a living hell after a disastrous diplomatic mission and a quest for vengeance when she discovers a forgotten and far-reaching conspiracy.
Meghan Chase, on the eve of her 16th birthday, discovers that the reason she has never fit in at her small-town high school is because she is daughter of the summer faery king. Her half-brother has been kidnapped and now Meghan must journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy and beg the help of a winter prince who would as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart.
THE MANITOU's medicine man has returned, ready to take revenge on the white race who decimated his people. As spirit warriors rise to slaughter the oppressors, people across the continent are suddenly struck blind.
THE WAVE AND THE FLAME and REIGN OF FIRE in one one volume.
They call them revivors - technologically reanimated corpses - and away from the public eye they do humanity's dirtiest work. But FBI agent Nico Wachalowski has stumbled upon a conspiracy involving revivors being custom made to kill - and a startling truth about the existence of these undead slaves.
The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet: "We are an alien race you may call the Atoners. Ten thousand years ago we wronged humanity profoundly. We cannot undo what has been done, but we wish humanity to understand it. Therefore we request twenty-one volunteers to visit seven planets to Witness for us. We will convey each volunteer there and back in complete safety. Volunteers must speak English. Send requests for electronic applications to witness@Atoners.com." At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't.This is the story of three of those volunteers, and what they found on Kular A and Kular B.
When one of Jack Fletcher's nanoelectromechanical system experiments is jostled in his lab, the resulting explosion sends him into the world of his favourite novel--a Victorian-era world of steampower, aether guns, corsets, and goggles. A world where the lovely and intrepid Octavia Pye captains her airship straight into his heart.
When Judy walks into work one night and finds a yeti gobbling down ice cream in the freezer, there's one pest control expert she can call: Monster, an expert in such creatures. Unfortunately for Judy, this will not be their last encounter.
A wild night with a stranger was not in the cards for vampiress Gwenna Carrick. But that is just what happened when she met the ruggedly handsome detective Nate Thomas. But Gwenna's ex-husband is determined to clean house, with Nate the first on his to-off list.
Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L'Excelsis who has spent years becoming a journeyman artist. He is two years away from becoming a master artisan when his master patron is killed in a flash fire, and Rhenn discovers he is an imager - one of the very few who can visualize things and make them real. He must leave his family and join the Collegium of Imagisle where every day will bring a new threat to his life. He makes a powerful enemy while righting a wrong, and begins to learn to do magic in secret.
Demons stalk the crown, and political ambitions have unleashed ravening hordes of zombies even within the nobility itself. But rather than dreams of demon hunting, Queen Victoria's thoughts are occupied by Prince Albert. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs elsewhere? With lashings of glistening entrails, decapitations, zombies, and foul demons, this masterly new portrait will give a fresh understanding of a remarkable woman, a legendary monarch, and quite possibly the best demon hunter the world has ever seen.
Mia Lockheart has a secret. Her mother was a Keeper, as was her grandmother -- women who were warriors, healers, and protectors. As Mia practices her craft among the boxers and martial artists of South London, and begins a romance with her childhood friend, the fighter Nick Duffy, she has no idea that a man who calls himself 'Dragonfly' is watching from the shadows. Adrian Ashton is a brilliant scientist, a skilled martial artist -- and a modern-day vampire who preys on other martial artists and drains them of their chi - the vital energy that flows through the body.
Two Murdoc Jern novels, THE ZERO STONES and UNCHARTED STARS, in one omnibus volume.
Basso, the First Citizen of the Vesani Republic, is an extraordinary man. He is ruthless, cunning, and above all, lucky. He brings wealth, power and prestige to his people. But with power comes unwanted attention, and Basso must defend his nation and himself from threats foreign and domestic. In a lifetime of crucial decisions, he's only ever made one mistake. One mistake, though, can be enough.
Erotic encounters with a lake spirit grants visions to a diner-owner -- including that of the man who is going to kill her.
The ageless water witch Arahab wishes to awaken the great Leviathan but can't complete the ritual without human aid. And when two teenage girls, cousins, enter the coastal waters off Florida, elementals snatch the two. Bernice is commandeered for Arahab's project, while Nia is turned into a strange and powerful creature by a servant of the earth who doesn't want to surrender his green fields and muddy plains - not "yet," at least.
Something's not right in Pocahontas County. Churches are being burned down in mysterious arsons with a taint of magic on them. Sheriff Lachlan suspects that they have something to do with the new owners of the old Westmoreland plantation, now a very upscale Inn, but even if he could find proof, it's going to be hard to bring a case of Black Magic before a Judge - even in Pocahontas County, where witchcraft is the family business of all the oldest clans.
For Cally O'Neal and the O'Neal Bane Sidhe (underground fighters against the tyranny of Earth's Darhel "allies") duty lies in the overthrow of the established order. For Major General Michael O'Neal, her father, duty lies in maintaining that order to prevent a reinvasion by the dreaded Posleen. When diamond meets diamond, when O'Neal battles O'Neal, the only sure outcome is fireworks.
When the Horvath came through the gates, they took possession of Earth after dropping rocks on three cities and gutting them. To free the world from the grip of the Horvath is going to take an unlikely hero. A hero unwilling to back down to alien or human governments, unwilling to live in slavery and enough hubris, if not stature, to think he can win. Fortunately, there's Tyler Vernon. And he has bigger plans than just getting rid of the Horvath.
The True Bloods are in disarray and Aeglyss falls ever deeper into madness. It will be Orisian, Thane of a Blood that no longer exists, who must stand face to face with a darkly transcendent Aeglyss and make the sacrifice required to end the threat he represents.
Producer Val Margolian has found the motherlode of box-office gold with his new "live-death" films whose villains are extremely sophisticated, electronically controlled mechanical monsters. To give these live-action disaster films greater realism, he employs huge casts of extras, in addition to the stars. Few of these will survive the shoot, but the extras do it because if they survive they'll be paid handsomely, and they can make even more if they destroy any of the animatronic monsters trying to stomp, chew, fry, or otherwise kill them. If they earn enough, they can move out of the the vast slum that most of L.A. has become.
Young Sioux warrior Paha Sapa counts coup on General Custer at Little Bighorn -- and the General's ghost enters him, and his voice will speak to him the rest of his life. He is haunted by this, by his ability to see into the memories and futures of others, and by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. He is a dynamite worker on Mount Rushmore in 1936 when FDR comes there to dedicate the Jefferson face.
On June 9 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year old Charles Dickens hurtled into a disaster. So did he begin leading a double life after the accident? Was his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens and the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies mere research? (Editor's note: you will need at least a 5 lb bag of limes to dissolve an entire body; make sure, when you buy them, that they actually still have the pits -- most limes are these days are sold without this core component).
The planet of Coyote has become the last, best hope of humankind, but it has also become the principal point of contact with the "hjadd," the alien race encountered by a European starship many years earlier. Although the "hjadd" have built an embassy near the original colony, they remain a mystery. And as the colonists make preparations to explore the rest of the new world, ex-convict Hawk Thompson discovers more about the "hjadd" than anyone has learned before - and his knowledge will change human history.
Duke Angbard, the Clan's leader, has been laid low by a stroke: plotters are already conspiring in readiness for the deadly dance to come. Miriam, rescued from a tight spot in New Britain, finds the hopes of the young, progressive faction focused on her. But do they want her as a leader or a figurehead? She soon finds herself thrown into a desperate struggle for power. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Clan, researchers working for the US government have achieved a technological breakthrough. The War on Terror is about to go transdimensional.
50 immortals, chosen by the emperor, lead humanity in an endless war against hordes of giant insects. Their immortality can be taken away if they lose a challenge to be part of the circle of 50. Jan, the emperor's drug-addicted messenger, the only man who can fly, tells the story of mankind's savage fight for survival in a uniquely imagined fantasy world.
Adam, an AI creation of an alien race, prepares to launch a conquest that has been centuries in the making, and if he succeeds he will rule over all humankind, over all sentient lifeforms, as a God.
When Chen's partner, the demon Seneschal Zhu Irzh, disappears, along with Chen's wife and Inari's guardian badger, Chen must enlist all of his allies and assets in order to locate them! From the strange streets of Singapore Three to the rough and tumble world of Bollywood, where money flows fast and emotions flare even faster; from the realms of the Celestial to the haunts of the Infernal and all the spaces in-between.
As Detective Inspector Chen attempts to retrieve an ancient tome containing the blueprints for creation, Seneschal Zhu Irzh is far to the West in Urumchi, a city at the edge of the Gobi desert. When Zhu witness a wedding party attacked by a reanimated corpse, a new mystery is revealed: Who are the Tokarians, and what is their connection with the black-armored Iron Khan, a centuries-old tyrant, leading a horde of demons across the desert?
Oxford, 2060. The time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments for the scores of historians for no apparent reason and switching around everyone's schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II to do their research they must deal not only with the hardships of that age, but also with the fact that the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches. Our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.
When a five year old neighbour goes missing, teenager Jack can't help but wonder if the disappearance is connected to the ancient 15 foot tall stone pyramid he and his friends found in the Pine Barrens.
Sisters Serena and Meteora played a prank that angered the Faerie Queen and were consequently separated and banished to the mortal realm of Earth. There a sympathetic Meteora bonds with a troubled young girl with an ornate tattoo on her neck. Meteora recognizes it as a magic symbol that will surely bring danger down on them all. Serena, meanwhile, takes in a tortured homeless boy whose mind is plagued by dark visions. The signs point to a rising power that threatens to tear asunder both fairy and human worlds. And the sisters realize that perhaps the queen cast them from their homes not out of anger or spite- but because they were the only ones who could do what must be done.
Now available in pocketbook. Bitter and merciless war is coming from the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is utterly unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta, braced for the inevitable defeat and massacre to come, and prepared to make the Gurkish pay for every inch of land. And to the east, a small band of malefactors travel to the edge, and the end, of the world...
A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and PI Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn't explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead. Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle.
Eric Thompson's wolf howl can ruin electronics and send aircraft tumbling from the sky. Too dangerous for even his fellow Sazi he has been forced into isolation. But now an attack on the very foundations of Sazi life sends Holly Sanchez to bring Eric back to track the monster that is killing the shape-shifters.
Not all Polesotechnic League members played fair when trading, nor did some of the non-human races of the galaxy object to dirty tricks. Van Rijn could not be everywhere, and relied on his representatives, foremost among them his young protege, David Falkayn, and the members of David's trader team: Adzel, a large dragon-like being who practiced Buddhism, and Chee-Lan, a brilliant but hot-tempered felinesque extraterrestrial.
Archaeologist Annja Creed is to oversee the relocation of a burial site sacred to the Aratak Inuits from land purchased by a mining company. But the sacred ground harbours a terrible secret.
Ryan and Doc are washed ashore onto two North Atlantic Islands left intact after Skydark. But the residents there have been condemned to a darker, more horrifying punishment.
As young Edward Fairfax grows into manhood in Victorian England it becomes apparent he has abnormal mental and physical powers. He has been manipulated from birth for hidden purposes. Now, as a young man, he is sent on a European tour, as a spy and an assassin.
Atuum, a Tai Gethan warrior, returns to save the elves. They have fled to Calius, seeking to escape the power of the demonic Garonin. An ambitious last stand saved the race but only at a cost of 100,000 elves lost to the Garonin. Takaar, the leader of the battle, is blamed for the deaths and has gone into hiding. Takaar, the shamed hero, is the only one who can save the race and Atuum, destined to become one of the Raven, sets out to bring him back.
For 80 years Bijou the Artificer has been a Wizard of Messaline, building her servants from precious scraps, living with the memory of a great love that betrayed her. Though she is now ready to rest, her former apprentice, Brazen the Enchanter, has brought her a speechless feral child poisoned by a sorcerous infection.
Perceval, the new captain of the damaged generation ship Jacob's Ladder, struggles to come to terms with the traumas of her recent past. Yet as Perceval's relatives Tristen and Benedick play a deadly game of cat and mouse in pursuit of a traitor through a vast ship that is renewing itself in strange and dangerous ways, an even more insidious threat is building in a place no one ever thought to look.
Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards the gates of hell- a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that is more frightening than any supernatural creature she will every encounter.
Dena Nehele is a land decimated by its past. Once it was ruled by corrupt Queens who were wiped out when the land was cleansed of tainted Blood. Now, only one hundred Warlord Princes stand - without a leader and without hope. Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to find the key that reveals a treasure great enough to restore Dena Nehele. But first he needs to find a Queen who remembers the Blood's code of honor and lives by the Old Ways. The woman chosen to rule Dena Nehele, Lady Cassidy, is not beautiful and he believes she is not strong. But she may be the only one able to convince bitter men to serve once again.
For years the Shalador people suffered the cruelties of the corrupt Queens who ruled them, forbidding their traditions, punishing those who dared show defiance, and forcing many more into hiding. Now that their land has been cleansed of tainted Blood, the Rose-Jeweled Queen, Lady Cassidy, makes it her duty to restore it and prove her ability to rule. But even if Lady Cassidy succeeds, other dangers await. For the Black Widows see visions within their tangled webs that something is coming that will change the land-and Lady Cassidy-forever...
The Warden Morgan, accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council, is on the run. He wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden. So Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head - someone like Harry.
Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother Srayanka, the Scythian warrior princess, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Philokles, their Spartan tutor, accompanies them on a journey west to find sanctuary with Diodorus, their father's closest friend. Diodorus is caught up in a tangled web of alliances and intrigue that follows Alexander the Great's death. In this violent and unstable world, the twins must choose sides carefully as Antigonus, One-Eye and his son Demetrius prepare to fight the might of Ptolomy's Egyptian forces.
Sequel to ELPHAME'S CHOICE. Brighid leaves the rigid traditions and prejudice of her centaur clan hoping to find acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. But when her family calls her home, she must make a difficult decision.
Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night understands the threat he poses. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey truths she can't face?
Ellen Datlow's annual selection of the best horror of the previous year.
On the Day of the Dead, the Solona Music Hall is jumping. That's where Altagracia Quintero - her friends call her Grace - meets John Burns, just two weeks too late. Grace works at Sanchez Motorworks, customizing hot rods. A few blocks around the Alverson Arms is her whole world. Grace loves John, and John loves her, but both have unfinished business. And before their relationship can find its resolution, the two of them will have to teach each other about life and love, about hot rods and Elvis Presley, and about why it's necessary to let some things go.
To the Sh'daar, the driving technologies of transcendent change are anathema and must be obliterated from the universe - along with those who would employ them. As their great warships destroy everything in their path en route to the Sol system, the human Confederation government falls into dangerous disarray. There is but one hope, and it rests with a rogue Navy Admiral, commander of the kilometer-long star carrier America, as he leads his courageous fighters deep into enemy space towards humankind's greatest conflict - and quite possibly its last.
Anton, an ambitious young soldier, impresses the royal court with incredible horsemanship and is given command of a strategic fortress. The feats that earned this reward were due to a little magical assist from his servant Wulf, and Wulf's voices tell him that the reluctant Anton must accept the command.
Hampered by arthritis, Nostradamus is in no mood for granting favours or running about looking for trouble. But when his apprentice Alfeo's mistress asks him to investigate the murder of her beloved courtesan mentor-and promises a fortune in payment-he comes around. It appears that someone is murdering the courtesans of Venice. All were well-known, admired for their skills-and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city. While Nostradamus attempts to use the dark arts to solve riddles which confound explanation, Alfeo finds himself led by a possibly demonic force through a maze of deceit and death. And when the master and apprentice come to the end of their intertwined paths, there may be hell to pay.
2112: The crippled U.S. government and its military forces are giving up the century-long fight against an undead plague. Born of an otherworldly energy fused with a deadly virus, the ravaging hordes of zombified humans and animals have no natural enemies. But they do have one supernatural enemy: Death himself. Descending upon the ghost town of Jefferson Harbor, Louisiana, the Grim Reaper embarks on a bloody campaign to put down the legions that have defied his touch for so long. He will find allies in the city's last survivors, and a nemesis in a man who wants to harness the force driving the zombies - a man who seeks to rebuild America into an empire of the dead.
In the darkness of war and destruction forces gather to reclaim the peace. The Guardians who are loyal to justice seek a key to end the devastating reign of one of their own. The eagle reeves who have been the only law enforcers of the Hundred struggle to reorganize themselves after a massacre has decimated their numbers. As the forces give hope to those who would live in peace a terrible danger looms: a traitor with Imperial ambitions.
The second novel in the "Nessantico Cycle" continues the epic tale of an empire at its height, yet poised on the brink of what could be a devastating descent into ruin. It is a story of murder and magic, of deception and betrayal, of Machiavellian politics, star-crossed lovers, and a realm facing war on every front.
The sequel to THE COURSE OF EMPIRE.
A radio host's ghost-story call-in show opens a doorway into the paranormal, giving a voice to the dead and instigating an epic battle for the souls of the living.
Once young Abraham Lincoln understands that his mother's death was the work of vampires, his quest for vengeance leads him to master himself in both mind and body before embarking on his life-long assault on the undead.
In post-apocalyptic America, survivors of a cataclysmic zombie-making plague leave the temporary safety of a refitted nuclear sub to scavenge for food and supplies on land. BUt they soon find themselves facing new terrors on the surface and mutiny below.
One by one, the protective magical wards that guard London are falling: the London Wall defiled with cryptic graffiti, the ravens found dead at the Tower, the London Stone destroyed. Against his better judgment, Matthew Swift is about to find out why. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it ...
Juno, having been booted off the police force, is barely getting by as a low-level bagman and photographer for the scandal rags. But it gets worse: his wife is in critical condition at the hospital and Juno doesn't have the money to pay her bills. Desperate for cash, Juno agrees to help his ex-partner, Maggie Orzo, solve a difficult case. A young girl sits on death row, accused of brutally murdering her own parents. She's confessed to the murders, but Maggie isn't buying it, so she sends Juno out to get some answers. Working with Maggie, Juno comes into contact with her new partner, Ian. As dirty as they come, Ian is eager to rise in the police force no matter what the cost. Somehow Ian, a vicious serial killer, and the girl on death row are all connected. It is up to Juno and Maggie to find out how before more people die.
A corrupt coven has denounced Rachel Morgan and shunned her for dealing with demons, a crime that carries severe penalties. At best, Rachel faces life imprisonment. But this coven isn't partial to leniency. It takes a witch to catch a witch, but surviving will cost Rachel more than she knows.
A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to hurl its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde. And if that were not enough, an unspeakable new power is growing that threatens the very existence of the dwarves.
In desperate need of money, Amanda Feral agrees to appear on a new reality show called American Minions, but when the show's host, a lecherous wood nymph, is found incinerated in a locked room, Amanda must figure out which inhabitant of "Minion's Mansion" is responsible.
The long awaited 5th book in the Kencyr saga, sequel to TO RIDE A RATHORN.
Hannah Conquest's home, the island of Jago, is rapidly depopulating as its inhabitants seek more hospitable environments. She and her few friends have the streets of the island's last occupied stronghold nearly to themselves. But her carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt when her guardian, Archbishop Alice Gray, is brutally murdered in her own cathedral.
In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to Islam. Atheism is no more. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Petra is a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family's yizya. She dreams of escape, and because she knows how to read, she's read her grandmother's diary detailing the fall of European civilization. She's read of a place across the sea: America.
Shale is the lowest of the low-an outcast from a poor village in the heart of the desert. In the desert water is life, and currency, and Shale has none. But he has a secret. It's the one thing that keeps him alive and may save all the cities of the Quartern in the days to come. If it doesn't get him killed first... Terelle is a slave fleeing a life as a courtesan. She finds shelter in the home of an elderly painter but as she learns the strange and powerful secrets of his art she fears she may have traded a life of servitude for something far more perilous... The Stormlord is dying in his tower and there is no one, by accident or design, to take his place. He brings the rain from the distant seas to his people. Without a Stormlord, the cities of the Quartern will wither and die. Their civilization is at the brink of disaster. If Shale and Terelle can find a way to save themselves, they may just save them all. Water is life and the wells are running dry.
Her mother is a renowned Terran scholar and her father is some kind of interstellar aristocrat in hiding. She still feels like a socially challenged misfit -- and she's about to get a 'Danger to Society' judgment against her to prove it. What she really doesn't want to do at the moment is to save the galaxy -- even if it turns out her misfit qualities are exactly what's needed.
Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.
Corvis Rebaine carved a bloody path through Imphallion, aided by Davro, a savage ogre, and Seilloah, a witch with a taste for human flesh. Yet just when ultimate victory was in his grasp, Rebaine disappeared. Seventeen years later, he is living happily with his family, his dreams of conquest abandoned -- until his daughter is assaulted by a warlord's goons. But Davro has become a peaceful farmer. Seilloah has no wish to leave her haunted forest home. And Khanda . . . well, to describe his feelings for his former master as undying hatred would be an understatement.
Anthology of stories featuring warriors. Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original tales by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, S.M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.
Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online. And find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and can he crash on their couch for a few days? Throw in a heartbroken love goddess and an ancient deity bent on revenge and not even the gods can save Teri and Phil.
2135: the international program to seed the galaxy with human colonies has stalled as greedy, immoral powerbrokers park their starships in Earth's orbit and begin to convert them into space condos. Ellen Starke's head, rescued from the fiery crash that killed her mother, struggles to regrow a new body in time to restore her dead mother's financial empire. And Pre-Singularity AIs conspire to join the human race just as human clones, such as Mary Skarland and her sisters, want nothing more than to leave it.
Sequel to THE QUIET WAR. The Quiet War is over and the city-states of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn have fallen to the Three Powers Alliance. After a conflict fought to contain the ambitions of the Outers, it's clear no one can escape the consequences of war - especially the victors.
Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world had other ideas...Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has asked Toby to go to the Country of Tamed Lightning to make sure all is well with his niece, Countess January O'Leary. It seems like a simple enough assignment-until Toby discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, and that if the killer isn't stopped, January may be the next victim.
Bloodmagic fuels a massacre so grisly that even the carrion eaters avoid its desecrated earth. But the infant heir of one of the dead, an Oakharne Lord, survived the carnage. The mercenary Brys Tarnell rescues the babe and enlists a Langmyr peasant, a young mother herself, to nurture the child. As one infantís life hangs in the balance, so too does the fate of thousands, while deep in the forest, a Maimed Witch practices an evil bloodmagic that could doom all.
Thanks to Paks's courage and sacrifice, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary captain who earned a title--and enemies--in the neighbouring kingdom of Tsaia. Meanwhile, in Tsaia, Prince Mikeli prepares for his own coronation. But when an assassination attempt nearly succeeds, Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords possessing ancient sorcery, steeped in death and evil.
The Fool from Shakespeare's Lear, in the hands of Christopher Moore: the tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters - a rousing story of plots, subplots, counterplots, betrayals, war, revenge, bared bosoms, unbridled lust ... and a ghost (there's always a bloody ghost), as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head.
Nothing interesting ever happens to fifteen-year-old orphans Eliot and Fiona while they're living in the strict, oppressive household of their grandmother -- until they learn they are the offspring of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness -- and that there is an epic custody battle going on. And how that dispute ends will depend on how they do on three tests, diabolical temptations fashioned by the fallen angels.
Accompanied by a convoy of cargo planes, Max and the Flock travel to Africa to distribute food to thousands. Among the volunteers is their benefactor, the mysterious billionaire, Dr. Hans Gunther-Hagen. Max is intrigued by his generosity, but there's also something about him--and his intense scrutiny of the Flock -- that makes her fear the worst.
Take a vacation through time with the help of a Time Travel Agency offering excursions into the past and future. 16 original stories from Kevin Anderson, Stackpole, Vardeman, Cox, Pierson, Nye, and more.
Buried in the Peruvian desert, sealed beneath a Greek-inscribed stone, lies a legendary relic which may hold the key to life itself. By extracting its DNA, Richard Ridley of Manifold Genetics hopes to bio-engineer the ultimate weapon - an army of soldiers who regenerate and continue to fight without stopping. The perfect killing machines. Special Forces commander Jack "King" Sigler and his "Chess Team" of highly trained operators must intercept Ridley's genetic terrorists - and stop the unstoppable - using all the firepower at their command.
Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here - and those they follow did not return.
Not only does cop Kara Gillian have the power of "othersight" to see what most people can't even imagine, but she's become the exclusive summoner of a demon lord. Or maybe it's the other way around -- Kara now needs the help of sexy, insatiable Lord Rhyzkahl more than he needs her. Two victims, linked by suspicious coincidence, haven't just been murdered -- something has eaten their souls.
Sebastos Pantera is asked to look into those who are at work to fulfill the oracle's prophecy that Rome must burn to bring about the Kingdom of Heaven. He soon finds that the main trouble maker is an old friend and former brother in arms who has become a convert to Christianity -- and a terrorist.
Away from the hills of her Lenayin homeland, Sasha is making a new life in the dark alleys and wealthy houses of Petrodor. An influential trading center, Petrodor holds the key to preventing the coming war between Lenayin and the mighty Bacosh. Together with her old mentor Kessligh, Sasha attempts to navigate the political intrigues of the port city and find a way to stop the war.
A companion for those journeying through the Silmarillion or The Children of Hurin.
For Halloween the radio station for the undead, WVMP is throwing a bash. But a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station's midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be...a canine vampire? And behind it all is a group of self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and are willing to stake their lives on it). Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend's unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti-holy powers.
Six year-old Zoe York has been taken and her mother has come to Remy for help. She shows him crude, childlike drawings that she claims are Zoe's visions of the future, everything leading up to her abduction, and some beyond. Like the picture of a man with wings who would come and save her-a man who is an angel. Zoe's preternatural gifts have made her a target for those who wish to exploit her power to their own destructive ends.
Battle-weary vampire Robby MacKay finds love on vacation.
The unexpected arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news - both good and bad. The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive - and somewhere on Coyote.
Two dozen of the best sf stories of the previous year.
A dissident faction of the Clan has carried nuclear devices between the worlds and exploded them in Washington DC. Mike Fleming, late of US intelligence, knows that a faction of the US government itself is behind the plot. He knows too there is no safe place, except perhaps the third alternate world, New Britain -- which has just had a revolution and a nuclear incident of its own.
Department of Extraordinary Affairs Agent, Simon Canderous, is sent to do damage control when the well-deserved RIP of Manhattan's spirit populace is being disturbed. Meanwhile, his vacationing partner, Connor Christos, is in a sorry state and he tells Simon that he is being haunted each night by his long-lost brother. Simon is worried that his partner may be going crazy or worse, maybe he is not going crazy.
Tisamon the Weaponsmaster is faced with a terrible choice, a path that could lead him to abandon friends and family, face degradation and loss, but might bring him before the Wasp Emperor with a blade in his hand - but is he being driven by Mantis-kinden honour, or manipulated by something more sinister?
Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko were working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good old-fashioned backstabbing. Now, just as their P.I. business hits a slow patch, the old crone shows up with a job. She wants them to find a stolen coffin that contains a blight that makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory. But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers are going on the road. And if they're very, very lucky, there might even be a return trip.
The LYONESSE series in omnibus.
Faythe Sanders is the first female werecat enforcer, and though she is stronger in so many ways, the body count is rising, there is treachery everywhere, and her instincts are telling her to look before she leaps.
Empress Sharleyan faces the the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails...or of how the secrets the man who loves her cannot share may threaten all they have achieved between them...and her own life.
Sund, god of stone, gave the priests of the god Aelon the gift of a sacred Vektia spiritbone, which is now residing in the Temple of the New Dawn in the city of Sinaria, capital of Oran.Sund told the priests that the dragon to whom this spiritbone belongs is extremely powerful, for the Vektia dragons were forged at the creation of the world and represent the foundation of creation. Without these dragons, the new god, Aelon, will not be able to fully seize control over the world. In the land of the mortals, Skylan Ivorson and the Vindrasi clan are pulled into this duplicity as they embark on a mission to reclaim the bones in an effort to save their dying gods.
As Rath joins with mages and the Twin Kings' agents to wage a secret battle against a nearly unstoppable foe, he gives Jewel Markess and her den of orphans the opportunity to escape the chaos by providing them with a note of introduction to the head of House Terafin, where Jewel will discover her destiny.
First of the two volumes that will complete the trilogy.
Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, his is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget. The visions Gene Wolfe conjures, of the wonders of Egypt, and of the adventures of Latro as he and his companions journey up the great Nile south into unknown or legendary territory, are unique and compelling.
The vampire Count Saint-Germain, disguised as a missing Hungarian nobleman, is on a spy mission in the heart of Czarist Russia. Almost by the power of his will alone, it seems, Peter the Great is wrestling the city that will one day be St. Petersburg out of swampland. Representatives of the heads of all European states are living in tiny, frigid, wooden homes as they jockey for power and influence over the Czar. When a man shows up claiming to be the Count Saint-Germain, the vampire must figure out how to protect his title and wealth without revealing either his true identity or his True Nature.
Spock becomes emperor of the Terran Empire through mass murder. He can validate his actions by reasoning that the end will justify the means.
The dwarves of Kayloin strive to put aside their differences and form an alliance against the King of Thorbardin and his potent, magical minions. Using the power of a long-lost artifact, they carry their fight to their enemies. But in the end it may require the intervention of almighty Reorx himself to determine the fate of Thorbardin.
As Dark Apostle Marduk wages war on the White Consuls, he faces challenges from within his own Legion. And just as he is about to claim victory over the White Consuls, an old enemy returns and throws his entire dark crusade into ruin.
Three recruits must put aside their enmity to go through the gruelling and rigorous training necessary to become a member of the Imperial Fists.
HOMELAND, EXILE and SOJOURN in a trade paperback omnibus.
When his family is betrayed and slain, Alith Anar, ill-fated prince of the Nagarythe, is forced to walk a dark path. With the island of Ulthuan in the grip of a civil war with their evil counterparts, the druchii, Alith Anar follows his destiny to become the Shadow King. Hunting his enemies from the darkness, he is now on a quest for vengeance that will never end.
An anthology of 12 ghost stories set in Faerun: R.A. Salvatore, Richard Baker, Philip Athans, and Lisa Smedman; Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood; fan favourites Richard Lee Byers, Bruce R. Cordell, Rosemary Jones, Erik Scott de Bie, and Jaleigh Johnson; and talented newcomers Erin M. Evans and Christopher Rowe.
When renegade angel Castiel alerts Sam and Dean to a series of particularly brutal killings in San Francisco's Chinantown, they realise the Heart of the Dragon, an ancient evil of unspeakable power, is back! John Winchester faced the terrifying spirit 20 years ago, and the Campbell family fought it 20 years before that - can the boys succeed where their parents and grandparents failed?
Tennora would give anything to be a wizard. And Clytemorrenestrix, a strange woman with uncanny blue eyes, whose name means "She Will Thunder in the Sky," and who claims to be a dragon, promises to make her just that-in return for aid in returning her to her true form. But soon after Tennora seals the deal, a bounty hunter presses a note into her hands claiming the dragon woman is actually a human-a violent, criminally insane human who murders those who fail her.
The Lich King wasn't always evil. Once he was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. Then a plague of undeath drove him into an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. His descent into damnation will take him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he will face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.
Arnim Zola unleashes direly ingenious computer viruses and the ultimate secret weapon: a murderous clone army based on Tony Stark's most trusted friend. A puppet master of self-replicating terror, Zola is plunging a city into a war that threatens to consume all in its wake.
Jedi Knight Jaden Korr finds that a five-thousand-year-old dreadnaught - bringing with it a full force of Sith and one lone Jedi - has been inadvertently catapulted eons from the past into the present. It also carries as cargo a special ore that makes those who use the dark side nearly invincible.
This collection contains nine new stories featuring some of Warhammer's most legendary heroes including Gotrek and Felix, Florin and Lorenzo and Brunner the Bounty Hunter.
Lawrence Talbot, haunted by dark disturbing memories, returns to the village of his childhood when his brother mysteriously disappears. He will discover terrifying secrets about men cursed as werewolves and the truth about his own tortured past.
When the ork hordes of Warlord Snagrod lay waste to the planet of Badlanding and wipe out the Crimson Fists sent to stop them, Chapter Master Kantor prepare a hasty line of defence on the Fists home planet of Rynn's World. Tragedy strikes when an errant missile destroys the Space Marine's Chapter monastery, killing most of their warriors. With a handful of Crimson Fists left, Kantor must fight the campaign of his life, to defeat Snagrod's orks and prevent his Chapter's annihilation.
Young biologist Carol Marcus believes she can reshape planets into paradises and puts together a team of young, committed scientists to make her plan a reality.
Having prevented the ferocious Bloodfiends from bringing disaster to their homeworld of Baal, the Blood Angels go in search of the renegade who almost destroyed them-Fabius Bile. Tracking the Chaos traitor down to his secret base on Dynikas V, a world beset by alien tyranids, the Blood Angels find horrors more terrible than even they can imagine. And with a sample of primarch's blood in his possession, the Blood Angels must discover what nefarious plot Fabius Bile is bent on.
After a Jedi Knight goes mad, the Jedi have become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind the madness. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest and life as he knows itto a sudden end. Meanwhile another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness, is enroute to Coruscant.
Three years after STONE AND THE ANVIL: tensions are at a fever pitch following the murder of Prime Minister Si Cwan, and the sudden power vacuum will have ramifications for Captain Calhoun and the Excalibur.
The Night Lords are one of the most feared legions of Chaos Space Marines. Remorseless hunters and killers, they relentlessly battle the Imperium of Man to avenge the death of their Primarch Konrad Curze. Their dark crusade takes them to the valuable world of Crythe Primus, where they will fight Imperial forces to claim the planet. But will the allegiance with their cohorts in the Black Legion last long enough for them to be victorious?
Artiforgs, nearly indestructible artificial organs, will guarantee you immortality -- if you can keep up the payments. If not, the Credit Union will dispatch one of their dedicated professionals to track you down and take their product back. This is the story of the making - and unmaking - of the best Bio-Repo Man in the extraction business, who finds his soul when he loses his heart - and then he has to run.
Discover the fate of one of Warcraft's most famous and powerful characters in this long-awaited return of the night elf druid, Malfurion Stormrage.
Censured at the Council of Nikea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the Red and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to continue their use of the arcane arts in secret. But when the ill-fated primarch forsees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he was forbidden to use, the Master of Mankind dispatches fellow primarch Leman Russ to attack Prospero itself. But Magnus has seen more than the betrayl of Horus and the witnessed revelations will change the fate of his fallen Legion, and its primarch, forever.
Obi-Wan and Anakin are on a secret mission to the pastoral planet of Lanteeb. It is the source of what could be the most destructive weapons ever, if it fell into the hands of the Separatists. Yet if the Republic destroys it, one world that needs it to survive will be annihilated.
Dieter Lanz is a young recruit to the 3rd Hochland Swordsmen, otherwise known as 'the Scarlets'. His regiment is called into the battle when an orc army starts to rampage across the countryside, and when the Scarlets are defeated, Hochland is threatened with collaspe. As a desperation measure, legendary general Ludwig Von Grahl is brought out of retirement-he is the last hope to stem the vicious green tide.
A ruthless legion of black-armored Stormtroopers do the brutal bidding of the newly risen warlord Shadowspawn. Another reign of darkness beneath the boot-heel of Sith despotism is something General Luke Skywalker cannot, and will not, risk. Mobilizing the ace fighters of Rogue Squadron-along with the trusty Chewbacca, See-Threepio, and Artoo-Detoo-Luke, Han, and Leia set out to take the battle to the enemy and neutralize the threat before it's too late.
The remnants of humanity fight for survival against each other as their world faces new and unseen threats -- including the possible return of the Locust Horde.
Before he became a Hero of the Lance, Raistlin Majere forged his magic in the Towers of Wizardry and on the field of war.This omnibus edition collects the books THE SOULFORGE and BROTHERS IN ARMS.
The Five Nations of Khorvaire stand on the brink of war. Gaven-exile, outlaw, and prophesied Storm Dragon-may be the one person able to stop it. But he can't remember who he is. Wounded, tormented, and hovering on the brink of madness, Gaven's friends-and even a few enemies-have to save him before it's too late.