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.
The Crescent Moon Kingdoms are populated by Djenn and Ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, Khalifs and killers, opulent wealth and grinding poverty. The city of Dhamsawaat has reached the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and a mysterious Robin Hood figure known as the Falcon Prince. Three heroes are drawn together by a series of brutal supernatural massacres. The companions soon learn that the magical murders and political upheaval are connected, and they race against time to unravel a sorcerous plot that threatens to turn the city, and the world itself, into a flaming, bloody ruin.
When a local senator and his goons picket a ghostly production of "Shakespeare in the Dark" - condemning the troupe's "unnatural" lifestyles, Dan smells something rotten. And if something smells rotten to a zombie, you're in serious trouble.
Bryce is summoned to Xanth as part of a wager between the Demons Earth and Xanth. To his surprise, he has left behind his home and family and eighty-year-old body forever, in exchange for youth and magic....and a quest. He must court and marry Princess Harmony, who is anything but willing to be courted!
Hiring on as crew to a merchant's wag-train, Ryan and his companions anticipate trouble as they head west toward what was once Montana. The terrain is treacherous, but the company is worse as anger, jealousy and male rivalry erupt into chaos and death. But as they get closer to their destination, the true nature of the journey unfolds. There's a map to a mysterious valley rich with predark stockpiles. But is it the promised land they've been seeking...or the dead end they never saw coming?
The Ladies of Nell Gwynne's holiday this year in Torquay, the Riviera of England. However, Torquay has recently been invaded by an eccentric and overly romantic American, who has peculiar intentions both toward the placid coast of Tor Bay, and the unassailable privacy of Lady Beatrice. There are rumours and sightings of a sea monster. There are dead butlers and thugs and fox terriers in inconvenient places. And the Ladies cannot summon assistance from the GSS, all of whose agents are pursuing convoluted schemes abroad in Europe.
The invading forces of Mankind have driven the Elves out of their capital, taking hundreds as hostages and plundering the sacred jungles of Calaius. The remaining free Elves, under the leadership of the Taigethan warrior Auum, wage a hopeless guerilla war. And though Takaar, Lord of the Taigethan, now returned from self-imposed exile, seems overwhelmed by madness, perhaps salvation will lie with him after all.
Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies the cattle town of Golgotha. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker's wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone's business, may know more about the town's true origins than he's letting on.
Consumed with despair, the blind necromancer Dante seeks refuge in a magical puzzle-a puzzle that supposedly fulfills one's utmost desires. But it is actually a seductive trap, threatening to unleash the very cataclysm he fears...
The Outside World clamours at the wrought iron gates, and the evil alliance within Stonewylde threatens to destroy everything. With the new business and their relationship in tatters, Yul and Sylvie find their once-beautiful world has been desecrated by the dark forces. But Stonewylde is as old as the hills themselves, and the landscape endures. Sylvie finally realises why she was brought here and Yul understands his true destiny. While Leveret sees exactly what lies ahead for Stonewylde.
It is the summer of 1883 and Professor Langdon St. Ives - brilliant but eccentric scientist and explorer - is at home in Aylesford with his family. However, a few miles to the north a steam launch has been taken by pirates above Egypt Bay; the crew murdered and pitched overboard. In Aylesford itself a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected grave robber, the infamous Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of Langdon St. Ives. When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son Eddie and then vanishes into the night, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race to London in pursuit.
The Transatlantic Span is the industrial marvel of the nineteenth century, a steel suspension bridge that stretches across the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York City. The investigation of a corpse found in its shadow on the docks of the River Mersey, leads Inspector Matthew Langton to chase rumours of the Jar Boys, soul snatchers who come under cover of night. Most frightening of all is the mythic and elusive Doktor Glass, who may not only be behind the illicit trade in souls - but who may hold the key to what happened to the Inspector's own beloved wife on her deathbed.
MASQUES and WOLFSBANE in one volume.
The Gaia Corporation plans to terraform Earth with thousands of tiny mirrors that will roll back global warming. But this floating sunshade can also work as a superweapon. Anika Duncan is an airship pilot for the underfunded United Nations Polar Guard who finds herself caught up in a plot by a cabal of military agencies and corporations who want Gaia Corporation stopped. She has confiscated a nuclear weapon from smugglers that may be the only thing that can stop the floating sunshade after it falls into the wrong hands.
Chicks are awesome - and never more so than when they are kicking some serious vampire/werewolf/demon/monster butt. Original stories from L. A. Banks, Rachel Vincent, Karen Chance, Lilith Saintcrow, Cheyenne McCray, Susan Krinard, Jeanne Stein, Jenna Black, Susan Krinard, Jeanne Stein, Jenna Black, Elizabeth Vaughan, Carole Nelson Douglas, P.N. Elrod, Nancy Holder.
Wilde Island is not at peace. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is strained, and the regent is funding a bloodthirsty witch hunt. Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn't expect to be accused of witchcraft, forced to flee with her two best friends, or offered shelter by the handsome and enigmatic Garth Hunstman, a warden for Dragonswood.
An entire month has gone missing from Chinese records. No one has any memory of it, and no one seems to care except for a small circle of friends who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the nation. When they kidnap a high-ranking official and force him to reveal all, what they learn - not only about their leaders, but also about their own people - stuns them to the core.
Sergeant Hallie Michaels returns from Afghanistan to South Dakota to be greeted by her sister Dell's ghost at the airport. So Hallie doesn't believe the sheriff's theory of suicide. As Hallie asks more questions, she attracts new ghosts, women who disappeared without a trace. Soon, someone's trying to beat her up, burn down her father's ranch, and stop her investigation.
It has been six months since Tate developed her new magical ability to bring whatever she creates to life. While trying to make ends meet Tate is also attempting to control her power. But when she discovers that she's pregnant with the heir to the Golgotham throne, Tate finds herself attracting dangers from all corners, even beyond the grave.
In the gleaming heights of Victorian London, a world of deception awaits an unconventional lady whose taste for adventure makes her a most formidable adversary. Though Society demands she make a good marriage, Cherry St. Croix, has neither the time nor the interest. She is on the trail of a murder with no victim, a mystery with no motive, and the key to an alchemical formula that could be her family's legacy.
The Grimnoir Society's mission is to protect people with magic, and they've done so--successfully and in secret--since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s--until a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt. Falsely accused, the knights must become fugitives while they attempt to discover who framed them. Then Jake Sullivan, former PI and knight of the Grimnoir, receives a telephone call from a dead man - a man he helped kill. It seems the Power jumped universes because it was fleeing from a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. And that predator has just landed on Earth.
Rayne goes in search of her missing brother Lucas, troubled by voices that no one else can hear. On her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. They discover Lucas is running from the Believers, a fanatical church secretly hunting psychic kids--gifted "Indigo" teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind. Now Rayne's only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power--a force darker than either of them imagine--that could doom them all.
When Berren makes the mistake of stealing a purse from a thief-taker, it should have condemned him to a short and brutal life in the slave-mines. So when the thief-taker offers to train him as an apprentice instead, he can't believe his luck. The thief-taker has secrets of his own, though.
Winter is coming to Montana, and Shadowblade warrior Max is expecting trouble. People are flocking to the congregation of Benjamin Sterling. The charismatic cult leader who claims to be the Hand of God is determined to create a human utopia and destroy all magic, starting with witches. Conducting terrible, bloody ceremonies to boost his own power and that of the demon riding him, Sterling starts a war between his congregants and the city - and Max and her people at Horngate are all that stand in his way.
With the submarine Cuttlefish out of action, her crew take jobs on Australian burrowing machines known as steam moles. Clara is hoping to enlist submariner Tim Barnabas to assist in a rescue of her scientist father, imprisoned in Eastern Australia. She takes a steam mole into the desert in search of him.
In the jungles of Khyrei, an escaped slave seeks vengeance and finds the key to a savage revolution. In the drought-stricken Stormlands, the Twin Kings argue the destiny of their kingdom: one walks the path of knowledge, the other treads the road to war. Beyond the haunted mountains King Vireon confronts a plague of demons bent on destroying his family.
Cent lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself - until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time.
John Taylor is marrying the love of his life, Suzie Shooter, the Nightside's most fearsome bounty hunter. But before he can walk down the aisle he has one more case to solve as a private eye - a case that has him on the run from friends and enemies both, with his bride-to-be looking to collect the bounty on his head.
The mysterious alien Others have prohibited humans from space travel-destroying Earth's fleet of starships in a display of unimaginable power. Now Carmen Dula, the first human to encounter Martians and then the mysterious Others, and her colleagues struggle to find a way, using 19th century technology, to reclaim the future that has been stolen from them.
Newcastle Detective Sidney Hurst learns that his case, the murder of a North clone, bears an uncanny resemblance to a killing that took place years ago on the planet St. Libra, where a North clone and his entire household were slaughtered in cold blood. Only the same person could have done both crimes. Unfortunately, the convicted St. Libra slayer, Angela Tramelo, claims that the murderer was an alien monster.
The paranormal perils of Do-It-Yourself. Charlaine Harris contributes a new Sookie Stackhouse story, and Patricia Briggs, Simon R. Green, E. E. Knight, S. J. Rozan along with nine other outstanding writers, have constructed more frightening and funny fixer-upper tales.
The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. Rachel Morgan is the one who caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. Not to mention the most powerful demon in the ever-after - the soul-eater Ku'Sox Sha-Ku'ru - has vowed to destroy her, and has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage.
Magiere and Leesil must rescue Wynn Hygeort from her captivity in the Guild of Sagecraft. But Wynn doesn't want to give up access to the ancient scrolls that may help them locate the last of the magical Orbs coveted by the Ancient Enemy.
Barely escaping the city of Calm Seatt - and the assassins hunting them - Magiere, Leesil, and the elven dog Chap sail south to continue their quest to find the powerful Orb of Air before their enemies do. But they are not alone. The aging elven assassin Brot'an has forced himself on them by offering his protection. But his true motive is much more sinister. And he is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed - even if he must reveal his own dreaded secrets that may cost the entire party their lives...and their very souls.
It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. These are the times that see the beginnings of the Bene Gesserits, the Navigators, the Mentats -- and the Butlerian movement.
The long-awaited culmination of the Wheel of Time series.
Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there's more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.
In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent's concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon...to escaping it. Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison.
Mal is heading across an America ravaged by worldwide earthquakes when he runs into a dying stranger who speaks darkly of meeting men who weren't "really" men. The stranger has an unusual gold coin in his pocket-and soon Mal discovers that some "thing "wants that coin back, and will stop at nothing to get it.
Exiled from Queen Elizabeth's court for accusing a powerful nobleman of treason, swordsman turned spy Mal Catlyn has been living in France with his young valet Coby Hendricks for the past year. But Mal harbours a dark secret: he and his twin brother share a soul that once belonged to a skrayling, one of the mystical creatures from the New World. When Mal's dream about a Skrayling shipwreck in the Mediterranean proves true, it sets him on a path to the beautiful but treacherous city of Venice.
Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands of Edgeland. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic of the governor's mages keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, McFadden and the people of Velant decide their fate. They can remain in their icy prison, removed from the devastation of the outside world, but facing a subsistence-level existence, or they can return to the ruins of the kingdom that they once called home. Either way, destruction lies ahead...
Five hundred years after the famed Witchbreaker, Lord Stark Tower, launched his war against the cult of witches, only a handful of women still practice the craft in secret. Vowing to wipe out the Church of the Book and launch a new golden age of witchcraft, a young witch named "Sorrow" seeks the greatest witch of all time, Avaris, in hopes of mastering her dark magic before it destroys her. But she's not alone in hunting Avaris, as fate throws her into an uneasy partnership with a man who wants to be the new Witchbreaker.
The Society of Paragons is gone - destroyed from within by traitors and enemies. With the death of The Industrialist and the rebirth the Iron-Clad as a monstrous half-human creature known as The Shell, Lord Eschaton now has almost everything he needs to cover the world in fortified smoke and rebuild it in his image - everything except for the mechanical heart of the Automaton. It is closer than he knows. Sarah Stanton, hiding in a Brooklyn junkyard, is trying to restore the mechanical man to life.
Three linked novellas featuring Michael Gallatin, the lycanthropic hero of Robert McCammon's 1989 classic, THE WOLF'S HOUR.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
Quaeryt has been given the rank of subcommander by his wife's brother, Lord Bhayar, the ruler of Telaryn. He joins an invading army into the hostile land of Bovaria, in retaliation for Bovaria's attempted annexation of Telaryn. But Quaeryt has his own agenda in doing Bhayar's bidding, to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by demonstrating their value as heroes as he leads his battalion into one costly battle after another. Making matters worse, court intrigues pursue Quaeryt even to the front lines of the conflict, as the Imager's enemies continue to plot against him.
Kate Redding, growing weary of the hunt for rogue vampires who prey on Pureblood humans, has been seeking refuge in the mysterious town known as Delai, a place where she can shed her Lady Death persona and live a life that's as close to normal as she's ever known. But even in this haven something is aksew. Delai is a little too serene.
1984. Aomame has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
In the near future the experimental nano-drug Nexus can cause humans to link together, mind to mind. When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he's thrust way over his hand into a world of danger and international espionage, for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.
THE IRON CAGE and THE BREED TO COME in one volume.
2027. The Department of Embryo Preservation suspects the popularity of Dr. Arianna Drake's small fertility clinic is based on illegal activity, and sends undercover agent Trent Rowe to investigate. As Trent is pulled into Arianna's enigmatic world, his own begins to unravel. The secret he finally uncovers will deeply move him - and jeopardize them both.
At the close of the 24th Century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union's Army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need - and the means - to hire them... Captained by former Detached Guerrilla Forces Colonel R.A. "Rags" Cutter, the Cutter Force Initiative is one of the best. When they're hired to find and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of the Rajah Ramal of New Mumbai, the Cutters soon realize that their in-and-out extraction job is about to get a lot more interesting - and a lot more lethal.
Former DI Cass Jones is on the run and moving closer to finding his nephew, as well as the truth about The Bank and the mysterious Mr. Bright. But for both sides the net is closing in.
In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque'. The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he's starting to doubt everything, including his own existence. A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins encircle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who butchered her husband and stole her electronic soul. Meanwhile, in Paris, after taking part in an illegal break-in at a research laboratory, the heir to the British throne goes on the run. And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon.
Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard - and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and he's good - very, very good. With his company, he'll enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honoured artist - or die trying.
After saving America from Middle Eastern terrorists, even Mike Harmon and the Keldara could use a vacation. Of course, the Kildar's idea of a vacation includes taking down pirates in the Singapore Straits. But when he finds computer chips designed to run nuclear reactors in the pirate booty, Harmon and his Keldara team follow a trail of death and deceit from glittering Hong Kong to the slums of Thailand to the swamps of Myanmar.
Kara Gillian is used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm, but now she's the one who has been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of yet another demon lord, but she quickly discovers that she is far more than a mere hostage. For she has ties to the demon realm she never dreamed of.
The omnibus edition of Jill Kismet contains: NIGHT SHIFT, HUNTER'S PRAYER, REDEMPTION ALLEY, FLESH CIRCUS, HEAVEN'S SPITE and ANGEL TOWN.
Vianne di Rocancheil has been largely content to play the gawky provincial. As lady in waiting at the Court of Arquitaine, she studies her books, watches for intrigue, and shepherds her foolhardy Princesse safely through the glittering whirl. But now treachery is afoot in gilded and velvet halls. A sorcerous conspiracy is unleashed, with blood, death, and warfare close behind. Her Princesse murdered and her own life in jeopardy, Vianne must flee, carrying the fate of her land with her - the Great Seal of Arquitaine, awake after its long sleep.
Tristan d'Arcenne is what he always wished to be - Vianne di Rocancheil's Consort. But Vianne is no more a noblewoman, she is the Queen of Arquitaine, faced with treachery, invasion, war, and a Consort whose secrets may well shatter their marriage. For before Tristan was hers, he belonged to a King...and that King died by Tristan's hand.
Ensign Andrew Dahl is thrilled to be assigned to the Xenobiology laboratory of the starship Intrepid -- until he begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship's captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues' understanding of what the Intrepid "really" is.
When journalist Cormac Easton is selected to document the first manned mission into deep space, he dreams of securing his place in history as one of humanity's great explorers. But the crew wake from hypersleep to discover their captain dead in his allegedly fail-proof safety pod. They mourn, and Cormac sends a beautifully written eulogy back to Earth. The word from ground control is unequivocal: no matter what happens, the mission must continue. But as the body count begins to rise, Cormac finds himself alone and spiraling toward his own inevitable death - unless he can do something to stop it.
Laela Redguard was born with the black hair of the Northern kingdom and the blue eyes of the Southern people, forever marking her as a hated half-breed child of both. While Laela's Northern features allow her to blend into the crowds of the King's seat at Malvern, she cannot avoid falling victim to a pair of common thugs. When a stranger saves her life and gives her a place to stay, Laela is shocked to learn he is Arenadd himself - a man said to be a murderer who sold his soul to the Night God - the King without a heart.
An omnibus edition of the steampunk series. Lizard Kings and swashbuckling pirates, secret government agencies and scuttling automata, tripods and airships.
At long last, Jewel is preparing to announce her candidacy to become the next Terafin and claim the House Seat. But it is a decision that has her targeted by demons who will stop at nothing to destroy Jewel and her allies as the House War begins.
Jewel ATerafin has become the target of assassins and of a demon beyond her ability to defeat. No place within Averalaan remains safe - when elemental forces can change the very structure of the city, when the old ways are opening to release wild magic, when former enemies become uneasy allies and longtime allies are called into question.
Sequel to BLOOD OF HEROES. Jason Thanou must lead a time traveling expedition of scholars to the battle of Marathon and record for it the benefit of future historians. But the god Pan is afoot in Greece-a creature who may have the power to turn ancient Athens away from her budding democracy and toward a corrupt future on an Earth dominated by twisted humans and evil alien forces. But not if Jason can discover Pan's secret, thwart a conspiracy that stretches for millennia - and save the birthplace of democracy from the corruption of the gods.
Sequel to COUNT TO A TRILLION. Menelaus Illation Montrose - Texas gunslinger, idealist, and posthuman genius - has gone into cryo-suspension following the discovery that, in 8,000 years, a powerful alien intelligence will reach Earth to assess humanity's value as slaves. Montrose intends to be alive to meet that threat, but he is awakened repeatedly throughout the centuries to confront the woes of an ever-changing and violent world, witnessing millennia of change compressed into a few years of subjective time.
The Troft invasions of Qasama and the Cobra Worlds has had at least one result: it has turned long-time antagonists into uneasy and unwilling allies. As the aliens battle to consolidate their conquered territories, a small group of Cobras and Qasaman Djinn work together to create a victory that will rock the invaders to the core, a victory designed to bring other Troft demesnes into the conflict on the humans' side. Now one young Cobra must forge a new political order as a devastating alien enemy strikes - an enemy more deadly than any humanity has ever faced.
Kane, Brigid and Grant come to the aid of a race of serpent-human mutants caught up in civil war. Hope for the mutant race lies in an alliance with the advanced people who live in a verdant, secret place deep beneath the shattered islands of Japan. But their subterranean haven is under siege. In a battle to the finish, Kane and the others confront a prehistoric nightmare, retooled and fortified by the deepest mysteries of the Outlands.
In a world of ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies, Pressia has reached the age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets. So she is on the run. And inside the Dome, where the Pures dwell, young Partridge discovers that his mother might still be alive and risks his life to leave the Dome. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.
To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge. And Pressia, armed only with a mysterious Black Box containing a set of cryptic clues, must travel to the very ends of the earth, to a place where no map can guide her. If they succeed, the world will be saved. But should they fail, humankind will pay a terrible price.
Barnes' college friend, Travis Bismark, relates tales of a Gaudeamus machine that bends physics to enable teleportation and time travel. Travis tells tales of other independent groups trying to invent the Gaudeamus machine and tales of 5 scientists who wear clown suits while piloting a flying saucer by day and playing awful punk rock at night. Barnes' commentary blurs the line between fiction, fact, and metafiction.
Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is the legitimate heir by blood to his grandfather's throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile is the only way to survive his ruthless cousin. Once Princess Samarkar was heir to the Rasan Empire until her father got a son on a new wife. Then she was sent to be the wife of a Prince in Song, but that marriage ended in battle and blood. Now she has renounced her worldly power to seek the magical power of the wizards. These two will come together to stand against the hidden cult that has so carefully brought all the empires of the Celadon Highway to strife and civil war.
Some places are too good to be true. Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map. In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different.
Eric Carter makes his living as a necromancer - he sees ghosts and talks to the dead. When the sister he left 15 years ago is murdered, Carter returns to Los Angeles, only to discover her murder waa bait to bring him home. Now he has to figure out who - or what - is gunning for him.
It is the late 19th century and a mysterious airship orbits through the foggy skies. Its terrible secrets are sought by many, including the Royal Society, a fraudulent evangelist, a fiendish vivisectionist, an evil millionaire and an assorted group led by the scientist and explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives. Can St. Ives keep the alien homunculus out of the claws of the villainous Ignacio Narbondo?
Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some thirty light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world, photographs and spectra that will show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth, and if it bears life. Farside will include the largest optical telescope in the solar system as well as a vast array of radio antennas, the most sensitive radio telescope possible, insulated from the interference of Earth's radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the Moon's solid body.
Isabella, Lady Trent, is the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever.
Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army and proclaimed himself Shar'Dama Ka, the Deliverer. But Jardir did not come to power on his own. His rise was engineered by his First Wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose formidable demon bone magic gives her the ability to glimpse the future. Inevera's motives and past are shrouded in mystery, and even Jardir does not entirely trust her. Once Arlen and Jardir were as close as brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals.
The son, and enforcer, of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha, while Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind. Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. All of the victims were werewolves. Someone is targeting their kind. And their investigation has put Anna and Charles right in the killer's sights.
Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand when she becomes a legendary Green Rider - one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced by magic to accept a dangerous fate she would never have chosen, headstrong Karigan has become completely devoted to the king and her fellow Riders. But now, an insurrection led by dark magicians threatens to break the boundaries of ancient, evil Blackveil Forest - releasing powerful dark magics that have been shut away for a millennium.
Bean has fled to the stars with three of his children - the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. But the Delphikis are about to encounter a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders - the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony.
Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her 14 year old daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish - everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.
1593: the call goes out to celebrated swordsman, adventurer and rake Will Swyfte -- find the alchemist John Dee and his feared looking-glass and return them to London before disaster strikes. But when Will discovers the mirror may help him solve the mystery that has haunted him for years -- the fate of his lost love, Jenny -- the stakes become acutely personal. With a frozen London under siege by supernatural powers, the sands of time are running out. Will is left with no choice but to pursue the alchemist to the devil-haunted lands of the New World in the very shadow of the terrifying fortress home of England's hidden enemy, the Unseelie Court.
A pair of rich young Varoki under the care of a beautiful human nanny are fleeing the colony Peezgtaan, and gangster Sasha Naradnyo is recruited to help. All things considered, he'd rather leave the little alien lordlings to their fate, but certain considerations - such as Sasha's own imminent demise if he remains - make it beneficial for him to take on the job. But Sasha discovers his simple choice has thrust him into the midst of a political battle that could remake the galactic balance of power and save humanity from slow death by servitude. Now all he has to do is survive and keep his charges alive on a hostile planet undergoing its own revolution.
Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers - summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. After army bureaucrat Colonel Alan Bookbinder develops magical powers he is drafted into the Supernatural Operations Corps. He finds himself in command of Forward Operating Base Frontier - cut off, surrounded by monsters, and on the brink of being overrun. Now, he must find the will to lead the people of FOB Frontier out of hell, even if the one hope of salvation lies in teaming up with the man whose own magical powers put the base in such grave danger in the first place - Oscar Britton, public enemy number one.
Four years after the horrific events in Leadville (see DEAD OF WINTER), a young woman from England, Victoria Dawes, sets into motion a series of events that will lead Cora and herself out into the New Mexico desert in pursuit of Anaba, a Navajo witch bent on taking revenge for the atrocities committed against her people.
For a thousand years, the Church Knights have sent to the stake anyone who can hear the songs of the earth. One of their own, novice Knight Gair can hear that beautiful, terrible music, that music with power. But an unlikely intervention gives him a chance to flee the city and escape the flames. With the Church Knights and their witchfinder hot on his heels, Gair must learn how to use the power before it tears him apart. He must find the Guardians of the Veil. The few who are left are preoccupied by stirrings of the Hidden Kingdom and the weakening of the Veil.
Brenna has perfect memory, able to recall in astonishing detail every moment of every day of her adult life. But her childhood--those carefree years before the traumatic disappearance of her sister, Clea--is frustratingly vague. When Brenna listens to the stories missing webcam performer Lula Belle tells her audience, stories only Brenna and Clea could know, those years come to life again in vivid detail. Convinced the missing internet performer has ties to her sister, Brenna takes the case--and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt, and murder that could regain her family - or cost her life.
Having survived Jehal's betrayal, former Queen Zafir is determined to take back control of the kingdom. To that end, she seizes Jehal's wife and son as hostages. Desperate to save his queen and his heir, Jehal makes a tentative peace with the dragons of the north, and prepares to fly against his enemies. But as politics throw the realms of men into turmoil, a far greater danger threatens. The dragons are awakening from the spells cast upon them, and returning to their native fury. They are out for revenge. And that revenge will be brutal.
It's been a rough day for Sam Shao. As part of a program that requires humans to act as surrogates to haan infants, Sam has been genetically enhanced to bond with them. So when three soldiers invade her apartment and arrest her guardian for smuggling a dangerous weapon into the country, Sam can sense that something isn't right. One of his abductors is a haan masquerading as a human, and the supposedly fragile haan seems to be anything but. Racing through the city slums, trying to stay one step ahead of the mysterious haan soldier, Sam tries to find the man who, in her twenty years, has been the only father she's ever known.
Sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. California's economy has collapsed, taking Marcus's parents and his university tuition with it. But M1k3y's political past saves him and lands him a job as webmaster for a muckraking politician who promises reform. But then his onetime girlfriend Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump full of hard evidence of conscious corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. But that could present a problem.
An unprecedented infection has swept the world, bringing an epidemic of mindless biting attacks from the infected that leave you...changed. Society has broken down. Survivors call the infected Freaks. But the Freaks are more than mindless zombies - they are actually the result of an alien life form slowly colonizing the Earth, and humanity is ultimately enmeshed in a struggle for control of the planet.
On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but they grow more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable. Then, while farmers are ploughing the land surrounding the barns, sets of human bones are found and when the police arrive it becomes clear that the bones are much older than first suspected.
Far to the south, fragments of the titanic Moon's Spawn have crashed into the Rivan Sea creating a series of isles - and a fortune hunter's dream. A Malazan veteran calling himself 'Red' ventures out to try his luck, but the rush to claim the Spawn's treasures descends into a mad scramble of chaos and bloodshed. For powers from across the world have gathered there, searching for the legendary Throne of Night.
15 year old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery. So it's a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer and say something is coming, Big Magic...
The fort has grown crowded as survivors of the zombie apocalypse have found safety between its walls. Winter is coming; soon it will be too cold to live in tents and other makeshift shelters. The leaders of the survivors - Katie, Jenni, Juan, Travis, and Nerit - decide it's time for an assault on the zombie-occupied hotel that looms over the town square. A pitched battle in the banquet room is the start of a harrowing, room-by-room struggle from Reception to roof.
Sexy, savvy, and semi-supernatural Camille D'Artigo is on a mission to rescue the missing wife of a prominent member of Fae nobility. It's a dangerous search that leads her to a mysterious psychic network, and a terrifying ritual that plunges her directluy into the world of the dead.
Don't rush Trafalgar Medrano when he starts telling you about his latest intergalactic sales trip. He likes to stretch things out over precisely seven coffees. No one knows whether he actually travels to the stars, but he tells the best tall tales in the city, so why doubt him?
It's six against six million in a brilliantly waged near-future war for nothing less than liberty and justice for all. The counterinsurgency for freedom is on, and defeat is not an option.
Now, as the misfit band approaches its final destination, dragons and keepers alike face a challenge so insurmountable that it threatens to render their long, difficult odyssey utterly meaningless.
When human Sophie Lawson's old boss asks for help after a mysterious two year disappearance, she's determined to find out what high placed demon has put two ruthless werewolf killers on his tail. Too bad her investigation is about to uncover the Agency's darkest secrets - and powerful entities happy to sign one inquisitive human's pink slip in blood.
Rumours of demon hunter Quinn's badassery have been slightly exaggerated. Instead of having kung-fu skills and a closet full of medieval weapons, she's an ex-junkie with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. Wanted for crimes against inhumanity she (mostly) didn't commit, she was nearly a midnight snack for a werewolf until she was "saved" by a vampire calling itself the Bride of Quiet. Already cursed by a werewolf bite, the vamp took a pint out of her too. So now...now, well, you wouldn't think it could get worse, but you'd be dead wrong.
Three dragon siblings are the last of a dying breed and are the final hope of the species survival. They have removed themselves from the trouble of the world after fighting a disasterous war. Ancient sorceries have been awakened and dragons battle dragons. The three must unite once more to save dragonkind from extinction.
Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. To get an edge, he designs a genetic code using an experimental supercomputer. The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. Now Silas must find a way to stop it.
Green is hounded by the gods of Copper Downs and the gods of Kalimpura, who have laid claim to her and her children. She never wanted to be a conduit for the supernatural, but when she killed the Immortal Duke and created the Ox god with the power she released, she came to their notice. Now she has sworn to retrieve the two girls taken hostage by the Bittern Court, one of Kalimpura's rival guilds. But the Temple of the Lily Goddess is playing politics with her life.
Magda Lazarus was a reluctant witch until the dire threat of Nazi Germany convinced her to assume the mantle of her family's ancient powers. As long as Magda can summon spirits, there's still a chance to save people from the threat of the Holocaust. Her family's guardian angel, Raziel, stands beside her in the battle against the human and supernatural forces of evil arrayed against her people and all of Europe. As the Nazis prepare to invade Poland, Magda and Raziel marshal their own army, a supernatural force that will battle Hitler's minions to the death-or beyond.
To the kompani it seems that the arrival of Clan Korval on the planet Surebeak will bring catastrophe, changing the culture and the kompani, forever. In this time of change, the lives of three people intersect - Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani's grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval's youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past.
When her brother Val gets in over his head in an investigation of Half-Blood disappearances and goes missing himself, it's up to Xandra, newly crowned Goblin Queen, to get him back and bring the atrocities to light. Xandra must frequent the seediest parts of London, while also coping with what she is, the political factions vying for her favor, and the all too-close scrutiny of Queen Victoria, who wants her head. Add this to a being a suspect in a murder investigation, a werewolf boyfriend with demands of his own, and a mother hell bent on destroying the monarchy, and Xandra barely knows which way is up.
A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race - and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. As their mission hangs in the balance, this unlikely team - one cool and cerebral, the other fiery and impulsive - just may find in each other their own destinies - and a force that transcends all.
Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Mollusk isn't about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it's time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he's not out to rule the world. He's out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!
The kzin, formerly invincible conquerors of all they encountered, had a hard time dealing with their ignominious defeat by the leaf-eating humans. Some secretly hatched schemes for a rematch, others concentrated on gathering power within the kzin hierarchy, and some shamefully cooperated with the contemptible humans, though often for hidden motives.
The Danu are the mystical race that landed on the shores of Eire long ago. They were imbued with power over Nature and over time itself. This is the story of the coming of the Celts and the discovery of these magical mystical folk.
It is the last decade of the 16th century - a time of religious wars in the mortal world. But the Sithe are at peace, hidden behind the Veil that protects their world until their queen, Kate NicNiven, determines to destroy it. Seth MacGregor is the half-feral son of a Sithe nobleman. When his father is assassinated and Seth is exiled with his brother Conal to the full-mortal world, they vow not only to survive, but to return to reclaim their fortress and save the Veil. But even the Veil's power cannot protect the brothers when the brutal witch-hunts begin.
An historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide, taking the reader back to mid-19th century London. It features a reformed ex-prostitute, a veterinarian, and the vampire ghost of Lord Byron's onetime physician, uncle to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
The new Dragon Nimbus trilogy features a young magical apprentice named Glenndon, whose telepathic abilities and hidden talents may hold the key to saving his kingdom and finding his place in a world of magic and royal politics.
Though Touchstone, the magical theater troupe, continues to build audiences, Cayden is increasingly troubled by the uncontrolled moments that plunge him into visions of the possible futures. He fears that his Fae gift will forever taint his friendships; his friends fear that his increasing distance will destroy him. But Touchstone has been selected to travel to the Continent with a Royal Embassy to collect Prince Ashgar's new bride, the first theater artists to appear outside Albeyn for at least seventy years - for magic is suspect and forbidden elsewhere.
Norma Williams knows she was a fool to be lured into the virtual nightmare that is the Demi-Monde. When the agent sent into the game to save her goes rogue and a long forgotten evil is awoken, it falls to Norma to lead the resistance. Lost, without a plan, and with the army of the ForthRight marching ever closer, she must come to terms with terrible new responsibilities and with the knowledge that those she thought were her friends are now her enemies.
Susan Calvin is about to enter her second year as a psych resident at the Manhattan Habro teaching hospital when her worst fear comes to pass: her father is dead, apparently murdered. But her grief is soon replaced with shock and horror as the truth about her father - and her own life - is revealed.
A young reporter comes to the Northern California coast for a story and finds himself inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness. As he both resists and delights in his new condition, he is desperately hunted as "the Man Wolf" by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence). He comes to realize that there may be others like him who are watching - guardian creatures who have existed throughout time possessing ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge.
Tiger's 25 year old son accuses of becoming "domesticated". Thus challenged by his own flesh and blood to reclaim his legendary status, Tiger, accompanied by Del and his son, embarks on a journey northward that will test his sword skill and resolve, and lead him and Del into the dangerous path of an old enemy.
Seph's beloved foster daughter, Beverley, has been playing with a magical artifact that's far more dangerous than she realizes. Now Seph must summon help from a mystical being so potent that even vampires fear him - and the cost of his aid may be more than she's willing to pay.
Lincoln Miller, an ex-Navy SEAL turned NCIS Special Agent, is sent to Aquarius, the world's only sub-oceanic research facility, located off the Florida Keys, to investigate reports of ocean dumping. A week into his stay, strange red flakes descend from the surface. Scores of fish are dead and dying, poisoned by the debris that turns to powder in Miller's fingers and tastes like blood. He soon learns that the strange phenomenon that robbed the air of its oxygen was an attack by an enemy reborn from the ashes of World War II. Miami, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo have all been destroyed. And if Miller can't put a stop to those responsible in seven days, the rest of the world will be next.
Jac L'Etoile and her brother have inherited a storied French perfume company. When Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing - leaving a dead body in his wake - Jac returns to Paris to investigate her brother's disappearance. She becomes haunted by the legend the House of L'Etoile has been espousing since 1799. Is there indeed a scent that can unlock the mystery of reincarnation?
September 11, 2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers. Summer, 2009: Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber. The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage - in the real world, America is a superpower, and the Arab states are just a collection of "backward third-world countries."
Catherine Barrow has gone out West to Damnation to find her wayward older brother, whose letters were full of dark hints about gold, and trouble, and something about a claim. If Sheriff Jack Gabriel knew what she was after, he could solve the mystery - because he killed the young man, and for good reason. The thing is, Cat's brother just won't stay dead, and the undead are rising with him.
Vivian Maylor can't sleep. Maybe it's because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it's because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours. All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother's insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes - forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real. And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once - a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control...
1903. Blood-sucking immortal Nightwalkers and their spellcasting Alchemist allies have a plan to cover the whole world in shadow. All they require is the sacrifice of a certain young woman whose past conceals a dangerous secret. But when they come after Elle, they get more than they bargained for. This enterprising young woman, the daughter of a scientific genius, has reserves of bravery and determination that even she scarcely suspects. Now she is about to meet her match in more ways than one: a handsome yet infuriating Warlock named Hugh Marsh, whose agenda is as suspect as his charms are annoyingly irresistible.
Babylon Steel, former avatar of the goddess of sex and war, currently owner of the Scarlet Lantern, accepts a job as bodyguard to Enthemmerlee, the latest candidate for the Council of Incandress. Busy with attempting to turn Enthemmerlee's useless household guard into a disciplined fighting force, dodging the Moral Statutes, the unwilling presence of a very annoyed member of the Diplomatic Section and the need to keep both herself and her client alive, it takes awhile for Babylon to realize the situation is far worse than she thought.
For fifteen years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back - at least not all the time. Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal, and leaving Maria alone. Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she's been telling about her life have become lies she's also telling herself.
Eldon Sloper, alone of captains based out of Arclight, was desperate enough to agree to a salvage job in Red Space. And now he and his crew are living to regret his desperation. Because there's something wrong about Red Space. Something beyond rational. Something vampyric...
Esswood House. Home and estate of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. Even minor poets such as Isobel Standish found in Esswood a respite from the outer world and its refined atmosphere an inspiration for her work. When Professor William Standish receives an Esswood Fellowship, and the chance to study Isobel's private manuscripts at close hand, he senses something slightly off at Esswood House. He hears faint laughter in the halls, the pitter-pattering of small feet in the night; strange faces appear in the windows of the library, and there are those giant dollhouses in the basement...
For centuries it has been locked away, lost beneath the sea, warded from earth, air, water, fire, spirits, thought and sight. But now magic is rising to the world once more. And a boy called Gavin, who thinks only that he is a city kid with parents who hate him, and knows ony that he sees things no one else will believe, is boarding a train, alone, to Cornwall.
When prototype models of a dream-invading device go missing at the Institute for Psychiatric Research, it transpires that someone is using them to drive people insane. Psychotherapist Atsuko Chiba has to journey into the world of fantasy to fight her mysterious opponents. As she delves ever deeper into the imagination, the borderline between dream and reality becomes increasingly blurred, and nightmares begin to leak into the everyday realm.
Three novellas: Julie Kagawa (DAWN OF EDEN), Ann Aguirre (THE IMMORTAL RULES) and Karen Duvall (SUN STORM) imagine what it takes to survive in a world where everything you know--and love--is about to disappear...forever..
The war between the People's Republic of Haven and the Star Kingdom is finally won and peace established, but a shadowy organization known as the Mesan Alignment plans to enslave the entire human species. Task number one for Honor is to shut down and secure the wormhole network that is the source of the Star Kingdom's wealth and power-but also its greatest vulnerability. Yet this is an act that the Earth-based Solarian League inevitably will take as a declaration of war. The thunder of battle rolls as the Solarian League directs its massive power against the Star Kingdom.
People are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats, a powerful technology that has profound consequences for society. Soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.
Luke Hayward, blacklisted out of academia, puts his expertise to work in recovering some lost Isaac Newton papers. But a chance discovery in a dusty attic plunges him into a race to uncover the truth behind some seemingly random scribblings. In the wrong hands it could spark the holy war to end all holy wars.
Once Corine Solomon only had the touch - the ability to read an object's past by handling it. Then she inherited her mother's magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden. Nevertheless, she wrestled a demon queen and won. Now she's determined to bring back her lover Chance after he made the ultimate sacrifice.But the clock is ticking - and she still has to deal with debt-collecting demons and a maniacal archangel who's running a recruitment drive.
Hubert, the ten-year-old chorister's glorious voice must be preserved at all costs. In Amis's quasi-medieval England of 1976, a wickedly brilliant Swiftian satire takes shape. The modest proposal? Well, it stands to reason that castration is clearly the only answer.
Fear and human depravity permeate the frigid air in a once-dynamic Alaskan city. Ryan Cawdor and his group of survivalists go on red alert the moment they set foot on the forbidding tundra, but regardless, they find themselves rounded up by cannibal coldhearts. The companions quickly discover there's a fate much worse than becoming food. Dangerous new experiments are taking place in a long-abandoned military base and, in the bitter heart of the frozen North, new horrors reach out to poison their hope for a better tomorrow.
1653. Richard Treadwell decides to return to England in secret and assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Once back on English soil however, he learns that his is not the only plot in motion. A secret army run by a deluded Puritan is bent on the same quest, guided by the Devil's hand. When demonic entities are summoned, Treadwell finds himself in a desperate turnaround: he must save Cromwell to save England from a literal descent into Hell. But first he has to contend with a wife he left in Devon who believes she's a widow, and a furious Paris mistress who has trailed him to England, jeopardising everything.
Sequel to RANGE OF GHOSTS. Set in a world drawn from our own great Asian Steppes, this saga of magic, politics and war sets Re-Temur, the exiled heir to the great Khagan and his friend Sarmarkar, a Wizard of Tsarepheth, against dark forces determined to conquer all the great Empires along the Celedon Road.
Calliope Reaper-Jones - otherwise known as Death's Daughter and - as of very recently - the (reluctant) head of her father's company, Death, Inc. - has been blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to who-knows-where. Now without a CEO, Death Inc., can't function and the newly deceased have been left free to roam the Earth. It's the zombie apocalypse come true. She's got to get back - for her sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity...
In a South American jungle Special agent Caitlin Monroe works to free a former French official held prisoner by a ruthless despot. A vicious murder in Kansas City is sending teenager Sofia Peiraro back to the murder and mayhem of General Mad Jack Blackstone. In Darwin Australia Julianne Balwyn, aristocrat turned smuggler, waits to ambush the person who is hunting her.
When wizards threaten Glorianna Belladonna and her work to keep Ephemera balanced, her brother Lee sacrifices himself in order to save her-and ends up an asylum inmate in the city of Vision. But a darkness is spreading through Vision, perplexing the Shamans who protect it. And Lee is the only one who can shed any light on its mysteries...
As a "cassandra sangue," or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Within the magical gears of Lord Kelvin's incredible machine lies the secret of time. The deadly Dr. Ignacio Narbondo would murder to possess it and scientist and explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives would do anything to use it. For the doctor it means mastery of the world and for the professor it means saving his beloved wife from death. A daring race against time begins.
Although the Terran Federation has departed Darkover due to a nasty interstellar civil war, the planet's location in the galactic arm makes it a prime hideout for smugglers, rebels and other refugees. When smugglers start arming the warlike Dry Towners with forbidden weapons, Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of Regis Hastur and heir to the throne, takes off on a secret mission to stop them...
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted. Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam's disappearance may be related - and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.
Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there's something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn't on the decades' old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumours fill Earth's infomesh about an "alien artifact." Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do, with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.
Poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl's heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous - as Aphenglow quickly learns when she's set upon by assassins. Yet whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies - Druids, Elves, and humans alike - remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness.
The quest for the missing Elfstones has gone badly awry. The Druid Order has been decimated, and its surviving leader and her followers are trapped inside the Forbidding - the hellish dimension that imprisons the most dangerous creatures banished from the Four Lands. But now the powerful magic barrier that surrounds the Forbidding is crumbling, and an evil horde is poised to break free - unless one young Druid is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
When her cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, archaeologist Zoe Miller is left with only one option: to reveal herself. She's a werewolf and a daughter of the Fangborn, a secretive race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles embroiled in an ancient war against evil. To rescue her cousin, Zoe will be forced to renew family ties and pit her own supernatural abilities against the dark and nefarious foe.
Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. He has taken responsibility for the Great Gates - and when he comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.
Something is missing from Ewan and Colby's lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.
Jewelry designer Garet James is the Watchtower - the last in a long line of powerful women sworn to protect the world from evil. Marduk, the ageless descendant of a demonic Babylonian deity, is now loose in Paris. He has joined forces with the villainous John Dee in a plan to destroy the world's economy and plunge the entire world into chaos.To fight this threat, Garet enlists the help of a modern-day band of knights who are dedicated to preserving the sanctity of the timeline.
Bren Cameron's mission is to negotiate with Machigi - a young atevi lord who has never actually seen a human - and somehow persuade him to cease his hostile actions against the west. Is Bren a shrewd enough negotiator to stay alive, and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?
Explorer Porter Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C. His dig is located in the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan, and a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people to fear a centuries-old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan, an investigator of scientific enigmas and historical phenomena, is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions - and alarm.
Three complete GARRETT FILES novels in one volume: DEADLY QUICKSILVER LIES, PETTY PEWTER GODS, and FADED STEEL HEAT.
Alien Commander Arid Ricimer attempts to defect to Earth with his officers and an entire spaceship, a vessel that mounts a superweapon of almost unimaginable power. Hot on his heels is his former fleet, a force that has already devastated Earth once, and is poised to wipe humanity from existence forever, ready to do almost anything to deny Earth a chance. To the defenders of Earth he is an enigma - and potentially a Trojan horse.
18 stories of Gaslamp Fantasy by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both bestselling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth century invested (or cursed!) with magic.
Josh Sanders has heard the rumours of teenagers in Santa Feliz changing shape, but is unprepared when he suddenly transforms into a mountain lion and back. When an accidental betrayal rips apart his carefully constructed cover, Josh's friends must grudgingly put their trust in outsiders, including other Wildings - and, most challenging, in each other - if they ever hope to save him.
Nine years have gone by since Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in FORBIDDEN. Surviving, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead. But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. The final hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.
In an ancient time, in a far away land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat.
Captain Daniel Leary with his friend (and spy) Officer Adele Mundy are sent to a quiet sector to carry out an easy task: helping the local admiral put down a coup before it takes place. But then the jealous admiral gets rid of them by sending them off on a wild goose chase to a sector where commerce is king and business is carried out by extortion and gunfights. With anarchy and rebellion in the air, a rogue intelligence officer plots the war that will destroy civilization and enlists the help of a brute whom even torturers couldn't stomach. And, of course, it's up to Leary and Mundy to put a stop to the madness.
THE FORGE and THE HAMMER in a single volume.
Talulla, pregnant, grieving, and on the run, must face her werewolf future without Jake. Premature labor under a full moon leaves her near death, but with her newborn son in her arms, she believes the worst is over. Until the door opens - and a new nightmare begins.
Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if Ylith falls, all is lost.
Former Agent of death Madeline Black may have been stripped of her wings - but she hasn't lost her purpose... When Maddy finally killed her father, Azazel, she thought his depraved experiment died with him. But now Chicago has been infested with vampires immune to the effects of the sun, and the bloodbath is worse than she could have ever imagined. While the Agency refuses to interfere with other supernatural courts, Maddy is determined to do everything within her power to save her city - wings or no wings. But when the leader of the vampires requests that she turn herself in or risk more deaths, Maddy becomes a target for the very people she's trying to save. Left with no other choice, she turns to Lucifer, the one creature who has the power to help her. But her grandfather's aid has always come at a price...
The truth behind the tale of the unseating of the so-called Piebald Prince is revealed through the account of Felicity, a low-born companion of the Queen-in-Waiting Caution at Buckkeep. When Caution gives birth to a bastard son who shares the piebald markings of his father's horse, Felicity is the one who raises him. And as the prince comes to power, political intrigue sparks dangerous whispers about the Wit that will change the kingdom forever.
An unfortunate accident at work has cost Theo Bernstein his job with the Very Very Large Hadron Collider, his wife has left him, and he has no money. But then news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died, leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo. Consequently Theo will undertake a quest that will rewrite the laws of physics. This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny - and a doughnut.
As the only one in the family without magic, Makeda has decided to move out on her own and make a life for herself among the claypicken humans. But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to find her own power - and reconcile with her twin sister, Abby-if she's to have a hope of saving him.
Sequel to DARKSHIP THIEVES and DARKSHIP RENEGADES. Luce Keeva, the imprisoned son of the Good Man of Olympic Seacity, escapes his solitary confinement cell and returns to find his father assassinated. Attempting to take hold of the reins of power, he learns that a plot for his own imminent murder is afoot - and that a worldwide conflagration looms.
Meet Chesney Arnstruther. Once a mild-mannered insurance actuary, now a full-time crime-fighting superhero, it's all he can do to kick bad-guy ass while at the same time holding down a steady relationship with the gorgeous Melda. Something is going on. Meet Xaphan, wise-cracking demon and the source of (almost) all of Chesney's powers. He's been asked by his infernal master to give Chesney whatever he needs... but surely stopping bad guys is not in Hell's plan? Something is "definitely" going on. Meet Arthur Wrigley, a modest yet charming older gentleman whose nasty little hobby is fleecing innocent widows. Meet Simon Magus, ancient mystic and magician from Biblical times now very much enamoured of Vegas, baby. And pray you never meet the Chikkichikk, a proud and ancient race of, well, warrior dinosaurs, from the universe that God made then rejected before He started monkeying around with this one.
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.
Hightspall is dying. Every year the winters worsen, and the realm's protective magic disappeared with the traitor-king, Lyf, two thousand years ago. Now Lyf is back, bent on wiping Hightspall off the map and rebuilding his ancient land anew. Lyf also killed Tali's mother and now he is hunting Tali, for the master pearl she bears inside her holds the key to saving the realm - or destroying it. Can Tali find Lyf before he tears Hightspall apart? And if she does, can she put aside her quest for vengeance to save her country? Or will Lyf cut the pearl from her and use its magic to plunge her world into perpetual darkness?
Only by marrying the girl who originally turned him human will keep Jean-Michel La Grenouille from returning to frog form in two weeks, on his 30th birthday. He's convinced that Beauty, a beautiful blonde with a sleeping disorder, is the one. But after a drunken night out in Cin City he discovers that there's a hit out on Beauty. He sets out to stop the assassin but it seems that Beauty isn't really too interested in getting married. And then there's that sexy tattoo artist...
In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin-man" preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day's trials by reciting a story from the "Magic Tales of the Eld" that his mother often read to him at bedtime.
From the depths of a valley rises the city of Mahala It's a city built upwards, not across - where streets are built upon streets, buildings upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from the sunlit summit, and where the forsaken lurk in the darkness of Under. Rojan Dizon doesn't mind staying in the shadows, because he's got things to hide. Things like being a pain-mage, with the forbidden power to draw magic from pain. But he can't hide forever. Because when Rojan stumbles upon the secrets lurking in the depths of the Pit, the fate of Mahala will depend on him using his magic. And unlucky for Rojan - this is going to hurt.
Lex Dove thought he was done with the killing game. A retired British wetwork specialist, he's living the quiet life in the Caribbean, minding his own business. Then a call comes. One last mission: to lead an American black ops team into a disused Cold War bunker on a remote island. The money's good, which means the risks are high. How high, Dove doesn't discover until he and his team are a hundred feet below ground, facing the fruits of an experiment in science and voodoo witchcraft gone wrong. As if barely human monsters weren't bad enough, a clock is ticking. Deep in the bowels of the earth, a god is waiting. And his anger, if roused, will be fearsome indeed.
Now available in one volume: a long novella from the world of his 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.
Southwest Arizona, a century ago. An uneasy truce exists between the remote frontier community of Picture City and the neighbouring Apaches. That delicate peace is shredded when the bodies of two white men are found hideously mutilated. The angry townspeople are certain the “savages” have broken the treaty, but Billjohn Finley, the local Indian agent, fears that darker, more unholy forces may be at work. There’s a tall, dark stranger in town, who rode in wearing the dead men’s clothes. A stranger who may not be entirely human.
When on-again off-again boyfriend Dominic De Luca informs cryptozoologist Verity Price that the Covenant of St. George is on the way to assess the city's readiness for a cryptid purge, Verity knows that everything she loves is on the line. Alliances will be tested, lives will be lost, and the talking mice in Verity's apartment will immortalize everything as holy writ -- assuming there's anyone left standing when all is said and done.
Welcome to the Metrozone - post-apocalyptic London of the Future, full of homeless refugees, street gangs, crooked cops and mad cults. Enter Samuil Petrovitch: a Russian migr with a smart mouth, a dodgy heart and a dodgier past. He's brilliant, selfish, cocky and might just be the most unlikely champion a city has ever had. Armed with a genius-level intellect, extensive cybernetic replacements, a built-in AI with god-like capabilities and a plethora of Russian swearwords - he's saved this city from ruin more than once. He's also made a few enemies in the process - Reconstruction America being one of them. So when his adopted daughter Lucy goes missing, he's got a clue who is responsible. And there's no way he can let them get away with it.
Joanne Walker has survived an encounter with the Master at great personal cost, but now her father is missing-stolen from the timeline. She must finally return to North Carolina to find him-and to meet Aidan, the son she left behind long ago. That would be enough for any shaman to face, but Joanne's beloved Appalachians are being torn apart by an evil reaching forward from the distant past. Anything that gets in its way becomes tainted-or worse. And Aidan has gotten in the way.
Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath's secret mirror city. The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer. There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs. But can she be trusted?
FORERUNNER and FORERUNNER: THE SECOND VENTURE in one volume.
Max Ride and her best friend have always had one another's backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they're up against a force that's racing arcoss the globe -- and Fang is gone. Now Max, Dylan and the others must decide whether or not to join forces with Fang and his new gang in Paris for an explosive showdown unlike anything they've ever seen.
After the loss of friends and comrades, after betrayal and battle, after capture by fearsome orcs, Shadow Harold, Siala's master thief, finally reaches the dreaded Hrad Spein. But before he can complete his quest by stealing the magic horn, he will have to brave the most fearsome obstacles yet - obstacles that have destroyed everyone before him...and Harold must do so alone.
Fallen angel Griffin "Grif" Shaw and his mortal lover, reporter Katherine Craig, are trying to learn the truth about Grif's death a half a century earlier. This quest will lead them to discover that the Pures might have their own agenda--one that will have Grif and Kit scrambling to stay alive, to stay together, and to choose their fate...before it's chosen for them.
THE BEASTS OF BARAKHAI and THE LOST DRAGONS OF BARAKHAI in one omnibus volume. A grad student chases a white lab rat into a storeroom that leads him through a secret gateway into the realm called Barakhai.
Melina Markowitz, messenger for the underworld, delivers the goods for the supernatural beings in our midst - no questions asked. It's more than a job; it's a mission. Safety be damned. Melina's missing friend, Paul, could just be taking a little werewolf "me time," but her investigation yields something more sinister. Suspicions first fall on Paul's wolf-pack rival. But that wouldn't explain the sudden windstorms rattling Melina's nerves - or the ominous, shrieking crows that keep appearing. The clues lead Melina to a mermaid, a damaged and possibly deranged police officer and patterns for Norwegian doilies - finally bringing her to the realization that she may be dealing with the most powerful enemy she has ever faced.
Valerie Moyer doesn't believe in vampires--until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she's through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!
Artificial Nature makes its final bid to destroy Virga, and it is up to Leal to unite the quarrelling clans of her world to fight the threat. Canadian author.
While Lem will grift his way through life by using small glamours to make $1 bills appear as $20s, enabling him and his none-too-bright pal Mags to eat, he won't use other people's blood to cast. Stronger spells require more blood, and hardcore magicians use Bleeders or volunteers to this end. Not Lem. So when these down-and-out boon companions encounter a girl kidnapped and marked with magic rune tattoos, Lem turns to his estranged Master for help. It quickly becomes clear to Lem that the world's preeminent mage had big, earth-shattering plans for the girl - and he and Mags just got in the way.
The newest in the series of best of the year anthologies.
Taking on bloodthirsty supernatural monsters is how Caliban and Niko Leandros make a living. But years ago - before they became a force to be reckoned with - the brothers were almost victims of a very human serial killer. Almost. Unfortunately for them, that particular depraved killer was working as apprentice to a creature far more malevolent - the legendary Spring-heeled Jack. He's just hit town. He hasn't forgotten what the Leandros brothers did to his murderous protege. He hasn't forgotten what they owe him. And now they are going to pay...and pay...and pay....
If keeping three helpless were-dog children safe means battling a malevolent trio of witches by any means necessary, so be it. If that means partnering with a ruthless government agent to stay one step ahead of the allies and friends he must now suspect, Deacon Chalk is not going to cry about it.
The first two VIDESSOS CYCLE novels in one volume.
Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship. Fleeing an inquisition, physician Stephen Parris follows Sinclair to an island that perches on the edge of the world, bringing his daughter Catherine with him. The island is teeming with fantastical animals and alluring mysteries, and may hold the secret of immortality.
The shadowy Mesan Alignment has launched a bold move to destroy Manticore's reputation as the champion of freedom. And when the RMN doesn't arrive, when the MLF is brutally and bloodily crushed, no independent star system will ever trust Manticore again. Mike Henke knows she has no orders from her government to assist any rebellions or liberation movements, that she has only so many ships, which can be in only so many places at a time - and that she can't possibly justify diverting any of her limited, outnumbered strength to missions of liberation the Star Empire never signed on for. But no one is going to send thousands of patriots to their deaths, trusting in Manticoran help that will never come. Not on Mike Henke's watch.
The Wheel. A ring of ice and metal turning around a moon of Saturn, home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. Equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing. And there are stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Once on the Wheel, the Doctor and his companions face a critical situation when they become suspected by some as the source of the ongoing sabotage. They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes all the way back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could destroy the Wheel - and kill them all.
At the center of the Galaxy, a planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, enlists the help of Captain Picard and the" Enterprise" crew. With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe - but he has no idea how to find him.
First in a series of DARK SHADOWS novels. After the fiery affair between Angelique and Barnabas Collins on the island of Martinique, Barnabas casts Angelique aside and marries Josette. Angelique in turn casts a spell turning him into a vampire and launching an unending feud.
Set in the rainforests of Peru in this brand new Primeval adventure Cutter, Stephen, Abbie and Connor face a bigger challenge than they could have possibly imagined.
The Ravenwing stand apart from the rest of the Dark Angels Chapter - these dynamic Space Marines take to the battlefield upon steeds of adamantium and steel, and swoop from the skies in lightning-fast speeders to bring death to the foes of the Imperium. Led by the heroic Master Sammael, they prosecute war where their battle-brothers cannot, and are ever at the forefront of the Dark Angels' campaigns.
A mysterious stranger wants Han Solo's less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba - and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again. All he has to do is infiltrate the ultra-fortified stronghold of a Black Sun crime syndicate underboss and crack the galaxy's most notoriously impregnable safe. It sounds like a job for miracle workers - or madmen. So Han assembles a gallery of rogues who are a little of both - including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian.
Climax to the BROTHERHOOD OF THE GRIFFON series.
FATE OF THE JEDI series finale: the Jedi and Sith face off at Coruscant.For Abeloth, it's a giant step in her quest to conquer all life everywhere. For Luke Skywalker, it's a call to arms to eradicate the Sith and their monstrous new master once and for all.
Captain James T. Kirk and his away team discover a city in ruins, covered by dust, utterly bereft of life. Tricorder readings indicate that this is no ancient metropolis - it has been deserted for only a year. And just beyond the citadel lies what appears to be an ancient spaceport - a graveyard of ships that have clearly been sabotaged. With these ruins too far from either the Klingon or the Romulan Empires, the "Enterprise "crew can only wonder who could have done this? And could this unnamed threat now pose an imminent danger to the Federation?
Perturabo - master of siegecraft, and executioner of Olympia. Long has he lived in the shadow of his more favoured primarch brothers, frustrated by the mundane and ignominious duties which regularly fall to his Legion. When Fulgrim offers him the chance to lead an expedition in search of an ancient and destructive xenos weapon, the Iron Warriors and the Emperor's Children unite and venture deep into the heart of the great warp-rift known only as 'the Eye'. Pursued by a ragged band of survivors from Isstvan V and the revenants of a dead eldar world, they must work quickly if they are to unleash the devastating power of the Angel Exterminatus!
Imperial commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to Nusquam Fundumentibus to crush the ork attacks which have been plaguing the frozen planet. But when his ship crashes into the wastelands outside the capital it disturbs a far greater enemy, one which has lain dormant under the permafrost since long before the Imperium came to this world, and could now threaten the whole sector. Faced with ongoing greenskin raids and keeping an over-enthusiastic novice commissar under control, Cain must rally his men and confront whatever emerges from beneath the rapidly melting ice...
When the world of Quadravidia comes under attack by the insidious tau, only one man can defeat the aliens and save the planet in the Emperor's name: the legendary Hero of the Imperium, Commissar Ciaphas Cain. When the aliens call for a ceasefire, Cain expects the worst, and his fears are answered in the form of the dread menace of the tyranids. As a hive fleet approaches Quadravidia, Cain must try to forge an alliance between the Imperium and the tau - but can he truly trust the inscrutable xenos?
Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire, or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth perhaps lies somewhere in between, and depends entirely upon whom you ask... Gotrek and Felix race to the dwarf hold at Karak Kadrin, finding it besieged by one of the grand armies of Chaos warlord Garmr. When King Ungrim Ironfist speaks of the legendary 'Road of Skulls' and of the hated foe's attempts to open a portal into the Realm of Chaos, Gotrek senses that a great doom awaits him - though it may not be the one he would choose for himself. As the king's own son leads his army of Slayers to fulfil an ancient prophecy, it seems that Garmr's hour of victory may be at hand.
Drizzt draws his swords once more to aid his friends - assisting the beautiful elf Dahlia as she enacts revenge and helping an old foe break the bonds that have held him hostage for more than a hundred years.
Once the mighty warrior Kratos was a slave to the gods, bound to do their savage bidding. After destroying Ares, the God of War, Kratos was granted his freedom by Zeus - and even given the ousted god's throne on Olympus. But the other gods of the pantheon didn't take kindly to Kratos's ascension and, in turn, conspired against him. Banished, Kratos must ally himself with the despised Titans, ancient enemies of the Olympians, in order to take revenge and silence the nightmares that haunt him.
The Black Dragons fall upon the world of Antagonis, summoned to combat the plague of undeath that has engulfed the planet. Allying themselves with Inquisitor Werner Lettinger and a force of Sisters of Battle, the Black Dragons endeavour to save the souls of the Imperial citizens who have succumbed to the contagion. But there is more than a mere infection at play - the dread forces of Chaos lie behind the outbreak, and the Black Dragons stand in the way of the Dark Gods' victory.
The Flood - a horrifying shape-changing parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Its roots may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy ten million years before - Because of that barbarism, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian - husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict - hold the keys to a solution. Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time - to prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe.
The eternal city of Commorragh has been cast into turmoil by the Dysjunction, a cataclysmic disturbance in the very fabric of its existence. As the streets are inundated with horrors from beyond the veil the supreme overlord, Asdrubael Vect, battles to keep his enemies in check and maintain his stranglehold over the riven city. Kabal turns upon kabal, archon against archon as the fires of hell are unleashed. Redemption for Commorragh rests in the hands of a disgraced incubus warrior wrongly accused of triggering the Dysjunction itself. His efforts to reclaim his lost honour could save the city or damn it forever - assuming it can survive the daemonic invasion and the archons' deadly battles for supremacy.
Egrimm van Horstmann is the most promising wizard the College of Light has ever seen. Surpassing his mentors and reaching new heights of magical power, he seems destined to lead the College into a bright new future. But van Horstmann's true motives are sinister - he plans to unleash an ancient dragon imprisoned beneath the college and bring ruin to the Empire, in the name of the Dark Gods.
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the "Enterprise" are sent to evacuate a frontier mining colony that is on the brink of an extinction-level event. However, the colonists refuse to abandon this settlement, not wanting to leave their claims. It is after these irrational decisions that Spock suggests that perhaps an unexpected ally could aid the colony and help complete the mission.
The Emperor's ruthless Order 66 has all but exterminated the Jedi - but not Jax Pavan. Now Jax is transporting a valued resistance leader, targeted for assassination, from Coruscant to safety on a distant world. Reports have raced across the galaxy that the dark lord of the Sith has fallen in a duel to the death with a Rebel freedom fighter. But Jax discovers the chilling truth through the Force - he touches the dark, unmistakable, and malignantly alive presence that is Darth Vader.
Determined to stand for what's right in the Realms once again, Drizzt Do'Urden forges a new road north - toward Icewind Dale. Will his new companions follow? While making promises they may not keep, the agents of the elite drow mercenary group hide plans of their own.