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.
Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp that has the power to revive the barren land - at the cost of sacrificing all jinn.
Sides have been taken, lives are on the line, and Ainsley has no doubt which sister must be queen. She'll do whatever is necessary to take down the soulless Beatrix. Even if that means joining forces with angry battle nuns, irritating monks, and overbearing centaurs. Gruffyn of the Torn Moon Clan is willing to fight by this human's side. Not only for the entertainment value, but because she's right. Beatrix must never be queen.
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, VAMPS is the ultimate academy for the children of the most wealthy and powerful vampire families. Unfortunately for Dillon, he's an outsider - to be more specific, he's a dhampir: a vampire that is half human. If he wants to survive more than a single term, he's going to need to embrace his fangs. But blood never lies and soon, it becomes clear there is something special and deadly in Dillon's veins. But as his power grows, so does the target on his back...
Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy "Alex" Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory - even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale. Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Alex and Dawes can't call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe.
Salvager Claire Kovalik picks up a distress signal from a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick trip through the Aurora reveals something isn't right. Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Words scrawled in blood.
Tommaso Cellini, celebrated ruler of Cadenza, is dead. For Carlo Mazzoni, an aspiring poet, it is the worst possible moment to arrive at the city gates, his dreams of literary fame turning to disappointment and disgrace. For Vittoria - known to all but a handful as the notorious ink maid Hypatia - Tommaso's death is overshadowed by the disappearance of her creative spark, while Vittoria's impulsive sister Maddelina seeks to make her own name with a daring conspiracy.
Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over her mother, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods. She believes herself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana, chases her through the night streets and she is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whom she was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years.
When Egyptian-American Alex Hassan leaves his Ivy League university for the Middle East and holy war. His grandfather, hoping to dissuadehim, sends him his own story, a romantic and heartbreaking past rooted in Hollywood and the post-revolutionary Egypt of the 1950s. Young Ali was working for DeMille on the set of the Ten Commandments when he is unwittingly caught up in a web of politics, espionage, and real-life events that change the course of history.
Judah the Foundling chose freedom over betrayal when she leaped from the top of the castle tower. Now she finds herself wandering an unknown forest, far from everything and everyone she loves. But Judah isn't free. Sought by those who believe she holds the key to unlocking the power trapped in the world, she must learn to navigate the dangers of an unfamiliar place. And, to save her foster brother Gavin, she must learn to use the new power she discovers inside herself.
Solana Sina is a scarab, salvaging wrecked and abandoned space habitats among the Billion Worlds of the Tenth Millennium. She and an oddball crew - a raven, a cyborg, and a dinosaur - board the derelict colony Safdaghar hoping to score some loot before the colony gets catapulted into the outer reaches of the Solar System. But Solana and the scarabs come face-to-face with a gang of vicious pirates looking for slaves and treasure, and a mysterious stranger intent on preserving an explosive secret.
Evie Shao and her sister, Kass, are not on speaking terms. 15 years ago their brother Jakob disappeared on a family camping trip. Now, Jakob is back - older, stranger, and talking of an intergalactic war. If the family is going to come together to help Jakob, then Kass and Evie are going to have to fix their issues, and fast. Because the FBI is after Jakob, and if their brother is telling the truth, possibly an entire space armada, too.
Featuring all-new stories inspired by the classic CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL series! Any girl would gladly trade in her skimpy armor for a tank. While a little bit of chainmail can take a chick far, heavy armor can take one even farther. All-new stories from Lee & Miller, Drake, Nye, Friesner and many more..
Trained to be an assassin in order to oust the invading Empire from his kingdom, Cyrus is now worried the price of his vengeance is too high. His old master has been keeping too many secrets to be trusted. And the mask he wears to hide his true identity and become the legendary "Vagrant" has started whispering to him in the dark.
With her grandfather assassinated, Ikenna knows two things: that only someone on the Tribunal could have ordered his death, and that only a Praetorian Guard could have carried out that order. Bent on revenge as much as discovering the truth, Ikenna pledges herself to the Praetorian Trials - a brutal initiation that only a quarter of the aspirants survive. She subjects herself to the racism directed against her half-Khanaian heritage and the misogyny of a society that cherishes progeny over prodigy, all while hiding a power that - if found out - would subject her to execution...or worse.
Episode Thirteen for the ghost hunting reality TV show takes its makers to the Paranormal Research Foundation, a brooding, derelict mansion that holds secrets and clues about bizarre experiments that took place there in the 1970s. The team hopes their high-tech equipment will prove it haunted. But as the house begins to reveal itself to them, proof of an afterlife might not be everything its producers dreamed of.
Emrael Ire wants nothing more than to test to be a weapons master. His final exam will be a bloody insurrection, staged by corrupt nobles and priests, that enslaves his brother. With the aid of his War Master tutor, herself an undercover mage, Emrael discovers his own latent and powerful talents.To rescue his brother, Emrael must embrace not only his abilities as a warrior but also his place as last of the ancient Mage Kings - for the Fallen God has returned.And he is hungry.
It's been a year since Esther set foot in the Beyond, the alien landscape stretching between worlds, crossing boundaries of space and time. She and her magical traveling party - her Hex - haven't spoken since the Concilium banned them from the Beyond for a decade. But when she wakes in the middle of the night to her grown son's cry for help, the members of her Hex are the only ones she can trust to help her bring him back from wherever he has been taken.
Two young women - Nehal, a spoiled aristocrat used to getting what she wants and Giorgina, a poor bookshop worker used to having nothing - who find they have far more in common, particularly in their struggle for the rights of women and their ability to fight for it with forbidden elemental magic.
Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is writing the world's first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But she is not good at people, so when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of spending time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby. But as she gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want?
Featuring stories by Eric Flint, Tim Sayeau, Robert Noxon, Griffin Barber, Bjorn Hasseler, Clair Kiernan, Margo Ryor, Mark Huston, Robert Waters, Phillip Riviezzo, Jack Carroll, Terry Howard, Tim Roesch, Sarah Hays, Mike Watson, Iver P. Cooper, Kerryn Offord, Rick Boatright, Brad Banner, Anne Keener, Jackie Britton Lopatin, Bjorn Hasseler, David Carrico, and Tim Sayeau.
Major Rodger Y. Murphy should have died when his helicopter crashed off the coast of Mogadishu in 1993. Instead, he woke up in 2125 and 152 light-years from home. Murphy and 100 other "Lost Soldiers" have been retrieved and awakened by two officers of the Consolidated Terran Republic. Promising to return, they leave the castaways with the daunting objective of establishing a base of operations on the main world of R'Bak using local allies they have yet to recruit and enemy equipment they have yet to seize. The two officers haven't been back yet.
It's Halloween night, 1984, in Coventry, Massachusetts, and two families are unraveling. Up and down the street, secrets are being revealed, and all the while, mixed in with the trick-or-treaters of all ages, four children who do not belong are walking door to door, merging with the kids of Parmenter Road. Children in vintage costumes with faded, eerie makeup.
Documentary producer Felix "Teig" Teigland is filming along Siberia's Kolyma Highway, the Road of Bones, where thousands of gulag prisoners perished. Teig and his team find an abandoned town, save one catatonic nine-year-old girl - and a pack of predatory wolves, faster and smarter than any wild animals should be.Pursued by the otherworldly beasts, Teig's companions confront even more uncanny and inexplicable phenomena along the Road of Bones, as if the ghosts of Stalin's victims were haunting them.
New stories of future warfare. Contributors include: Jonathan Maberry, Steven Barnes, D.J. Butler, Brad R. Torgersen, T.C. McCarthy, Michael Z. Williamson, Laird Barron, Nick Mamatas, Maurice Broaddus, Deborah A. Wolf, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Weston Ochse.
When Louise learns her parents have died, she dreads dealing with the family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father's academic career and her mother's lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. Most of all, she doesn't want to deal with her brother, Mark. Unfortunately, she'll need his help to get the house ready for sale. But some houses don't want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them...
Travel journalist and mountaineer Nick Grevers awakes from a coma to find that his climbing buddy, Augustin, is missing and presumed dead. Nick's own injuries are as extensive as they are horrifying. His face wrapped in bandages and unable to speak, Nick claims amnesia - but he remembers everything -- from how he and Augustin were mysteriously drawn to the Maudit, a remote and scarcely documented peak in the Swiss Alps to the accident itself.
The AI Gods who rule the galaxy have withdrawn protection from the planet Jai, just as its most ancient enemy closes in. For Yasira Shien, who has devoted herself to the fragile planet's nascent rebellion, it's time to do or die. But Dr. Evianna Talirr, the visionary who decimated the planet and began its rebellion, has returned with an unsettling prophecy: the only way to save Jai is for Yasira to die.
Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods. Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she's past her prime. They would both rather just be retired, but that's not what the world has ready for them. When deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything they've both grown to love, the two must join forces. 160 pages.
London is built from concrete, steel and the creative urge. Old technology gives way to the new. Progress is inevitable - but is it more fragile than its inhabitants realize? A strange anomaly is uncovered in the new top-secret Crossrail extension being built under Buckingham Palace. It is an archaeological puzzle, one that may transform our understanding of history - and the origins of London itself. And if our modern world falls, we may have to turn to the technology of the past in order to save our future.
Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women keep the order, and where songs walk, talk and keep the spirit of the city alive. To those from Far Away, Nola might seem strange. To failed magician, Perilous Graves, it's simply home. Then the rhythm stutters. Nine songs of power have escaped from the magical piano that maintains the city's beat and without them, Nola will fail.
Kindred Greyreach dives below to find a Seafloor populated by roving bands of scavengers. Among them, she discovers a familiar face working to save the Sea from the continued spread of the Greys and the ravages of the world above. Meanwhile, above, a boy named Flitch, son of the Baron of the Borders, finds himself caught in a dangerous political crisis as survivors from Arcadia and the Once-City arrive on the Mainland.
Essie Winterscale lives in a huge and ever-changing house in a village in deepest, darkest Essex. She lives with various witches of various ages, one of whom is still a bit salty about being hanged in the 1700s, one who keeps accidentally casting fertility spells, and one who knits things that create the future. Into this coven of chaos stumbles gorgeous, clueless Josh, their new landlord - and he's just discovered his tenants haven't paid rent since the 1700s! Essie is determined to keep Josh at broomstick's length -- that is, until a family secret, lying hidden for centuries, puts Josh firmly under her spell...
In the far-future a genetic plague has separated human society into two different groups - sickly yet super-intelligent Subterraneans and healthy but weak-minded Omniterraneans. A brilliant Subter girl is tasked with fixing the broken genetic code to reunite the two groups in the next generation.But when a newer plague turns fatal for the surface-dwelling Omnits, Zuzan must find a cure or humanity will become extinct.
Kagen Vale is the most wanted man in the world, with a death sentence on his head and a reward for him - dead or alive - that would tempt a saint. The Witch-king has new allies who bring a terrible weapon - a cursed disease that drives people into a murderous rage. If the disease is allowed to spread, the whole of the West will tear itself apart.
Homicide detective Raimy Vaught is a losing contestant in the biggest reality show ever: the colonization of Mars. When a fellow Mars contestant drops dead at a Lunar monastery, he finds himself sent to the moon to solve the murder. Vaught and three others soon find themselves on a collision course with forces far beyond the control of trillionaires or nation states.
When a job on one of the Rim worlds goes wrong, Zoe and Book are taken hostage by some very unsatisfied customers, and Mal is given three days to find 8,000 platinum to get them back. The crew are now in a race against time to save their friends - calling on contacts and calling in favours, and some revealing talents that have hitherto remained hidden. Meanwhile, the hostages have their own plans...
Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go.If you ever lost a sock, you'll find it here. Antoinette has lost her father. Metaphorically. He's not in the shop, and she'll never see him again. But when Antsy finds herself lost (literally, this time), she discovers that however many doors open for her, leaving the Shop for good might not be as simple as it sounds. And stepping through those doors exacts a price. 160 pages.
In 2030, a grieving archeologist arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue the work of his recently deceased daughter at the Batagaika Crater, where researchers are studying long-buried secrets now revealed in melting permafrost, including the perfectly preserved remains of a girl who appears to have died of an ancient virus. Once unleashed, the Arctic plague will reshape life on Earth for generations to come, quickly traversing the globe, forcing humanity to devise a myriad of moving and inventive ways to embrace possibility in the face of tragedy.
Disparate narratives are woven together on the planet left behind by the exodus of space colonists. A space-dweller looking at New Haven, Connecticut as a chance to reconnect with his spiraling lover; a group of labourers attempting to renew the promises of Earth's crumbling cities; a journalist attempting to capture the violence of the streets; a marshal trying to solve a kidnapping.
Three years ago, Alice spent one night in an abandoned house with her friends, Ila and Hannah. Since then, Alice's life has spiraled. She lives a haunted existence, selling videos of herself for money, going to parties she hates, drinking herself to sleep. Memories of that night torment Alice, but when Ila asks her to return to the House, to go past the KEEP OUT sign and over the sick earth where teenagers dare each other to venture, Alice knows she must go.
Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps - until he makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, at "an animal rights organization." Jamie signs on to be a grunt at the organization's next field visit. What Tom doesn't tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are in an alternate dimension where massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. They're the universe's largest and most dangerous panda and they're in trouble.
Detective Joe Lazarus works for the Dying Squad, solving crimes the living police can't. When the Generation Killer starts wiping out Manchester's innocents, Joe and his new partner Bits have mere hours to catch the murderer. Joe's former partner Daisy-May has her own problems. Children are going missing in the afterlife, and her investigation uncovers a conspiracy so vast, it threatens both the living and the dead.
A commercial asteroid-mining mission leaves two crew members stranded, those who make it back must engineer a rescue, building their own nextgen spacecraft in time for the asteroid's next swing by Earth. In the process they'll need to establish the first spin-gravity station in deep space, the first orbiting solar power satellite and refinery, and historic infrastructure on the moon's surface...
In the wake of the First World War, Jonathan Morgan stows away on an Antarctic expedition. When disaster strikes in Antarctica's frozen Weddell Sea, the men must take to the land and overwinter somewhere which immediately seems both eerie and wrong; a place not marked on any of their part-drawn maps of the vast white continent. In the freezing darkness of the Polar night, where the aurora creeps across the sky, something terrible has been waiting to lure them out into its deadly landscape...
When Alys's brother is murdered, the petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives. Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.
Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7's fate has been sealed. There's a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. Mickey7 must somehow keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony.
Vicki DeVine hosts a gathering of friends and guests for Trickster Nights. But someone arrives dressed as Crowbones, the Crowgard bogeyman. When the impostor is killed along with a shape-shifting Crow, and the deaths are clearly connected, everyone fears that the real Crowbones may have come. To "encourage" humans to help them find some answers, the Elders and Elementals close all the roads, locking in suspects and victims alike.
Ten voyages will invoke the type of Western yarns you've loved before, but with a science fiction upgrade you'll get to enjoy anew. Taking you on this ride are such space opera authors such as Walter Jon Williams, Susan R. Matthews, Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore, Brenda Cooper, and more.
The demon-vanquishing samurai, Asako Sekken and Agasha no Isao Ryotora are summoned to Winter Court. After being urged to share their tales of adventure, the Winter Court guests begin to fall into a deep sleep from which they cannot wake. Fearing foul play, the Phoenix demand retribution, but Sekken and Ryotora uncover the hand of a supernatural trickster seeking entry to the mortal realm.
Far upstate, in New York's ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. The local families, settled there since America's founding, were forced from their land, but some didn't leave... Now an inspector assigned to oversee the dam, dangerously neglected for decades, witnesses something inexplicable. It turns out that more than the village was left behind in the waters of the Chill when it was abandoned.
For Louise Chao, being a vampire is lonely, since she swore off family ages ago. Her one chance at belonging appears to be joining a punk rock band. Then a long-lost teenage relative shows up at her door. But as Ian uncovers Louise's true identity, things get dangerous - especially when he asks her for the ultimate favour. One that goes beyond just family...one that might just change everything vampires know about life and death forever.
Once upon a time, a man who believed in fairy tales married a beautiful, mysterious woman named Indigo Maxwell-Castenada. He was a scholar of myths. She was heiress to a fortune. They exchanged gifts and stories and believed they would live happily ever after - and in exchange for her love, Indigo extracted a promise. Her bridegroom would never pry into her past. But when Indigo learns that her estranged aunt is dying and the couple is forced to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams, the bridegroom will soon find himself unable to resist.
Eric Ross is on the run from a mysterious past with his two daughters in tow. He has come across a strange ad for the Masson House in Degener, Texas. The property, notorious for being one of the most haunted places in Texas, needs a caretaker of sorts. The owner is looking for proof of paranormal activity. All they need to do is stay in the house and keep a detailed record of everything that happens there. Provided the house's horrors don't drive them all mad, like the caretakers before them.
To be born into a family of royal assassins pretty much guarantees that your life is going to be... rather unusual. Especially if, like Miscellaneous "Lanie" Stones, you also have a vicious allergy to all forms of violence and bloodshed, and an uncanny affinity for bringing the dead back to life.To make matters worse, family debt looms - a debt that will have to be paid sooner rather than later if Lanie and her sister are to retain ownership of the ancestral seat, Stones Manor.
In the dead system of Adro, Elvi Okoye leads a desperate scientific mission to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them, even if it means compromising herself and the half-alien children who bear the weight of her investigation. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins of all that has come before.
What passes for justice is presided over by the High Sheriff, and carried out by his cruel and ruthless Deputy. Then a ship falls from the sky, bringing the planet's first visitor in three hundred years. This Stranger is a crewmember on the first ship in centuries to attempt a return to Earth and save what's left. But her escape pod crashes hundreds of miles away from the rest of the wreckage.The Stranger finds herself adrift in a ravaged, unwelcoming landscape, full of people who hate and fear her space-born existence.
Lucky St. James, orphaned daughter of a bad-ass Metis good-times girl, is barely hanging on to her nowhere life when she finds out that she and her grandmother, Stella, are about to be evicted from their apartment. Then one night, doing laundry in the building's dank basement, Lucky finds a tarnished silver spoon. Which alerts Meena Good, one of the most powerful witches in North America and finder of a matching spoon, to Lucky's existence.
The Republic of Chaonia fleets, under the joint command of Princess Sun and her formidable mother, Queen-Marshal Eirene, have defeated and driven out an invading fleet of the Phene Empire, though not without heavy losses. Now, on the eve of Eirene's bold attack on the rich and populous Karnos System, an unexpected tragedy strikes the republic. Sun must take charge or lose the throne. Will Sun be content with the pragmatic path laid out by her mother for Chaonia's future? Or will she choose to forge her own legend?
A rogue agent has come in from the cold and wants to spill his secrets. The Organisation wants Ishmael to assess his identity and the value of his intelligence. Ishmael heads to Ringstone Lodge in Yorkshire where the agent is held but finds the place menaced by a series of apparently supernatural incidents. Ishmael attempts to find the human agency behind it, but then murder is committed.
January Cole is head of security at a hotel located near a timeport, where the ultra-wealthy tourists arrive costumed for a dozen different time periods, all eagerly waiting to catch their "flights" to the past, where sometimes the clocks run backward and, rumour has it, ghosts stroll the halls. But none of that compares to the corpse in room 526. The one that seems to be both there and not there. The one that somehow only January can see.
Ropa Moyo's ghost talking practice has tanked. Desperate for money to pay bills and look after her family she reluctantly accepts a job to look into the history of a coma patient receiving treatment at the magical private hospital Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments. The patient is a teenage schoolboy called Max Wu, and healers at the hospital are baffled by the illness which has confounded medicine and magic. Her investigation leads her to the Edinburgh Ordinary School for Boys.
In BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared. Now Sogolon takes centre stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him.
Through dogged determination and maybe a bit of stupid bravery, Aaslo and his friends have fought on after the chosen one died. They continued the fight even when far greater heroes had given up. Now, Aaslo must turn the tides. In a world swifly falling to chaos, Aaslo is determined to win this war...at any cost. He's made a deal with the fickle fae, setting him and his friends on a collision course with the gods themselves.
Instead of leading Wallace Price directly to the afterlife, the reaper that collected him from his funeral takes him to a small village, where there is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is ferryman to souls who need to cross over. But Wallace isn't ready to abandon the life he barely lived. With Hugo's help he finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life. When the Manager, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tea shop and gives Wallace one week to cross over, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
Not long after the remnants of the rebellion settle briefly on Fortuna, Ariadne gets a message with unimaginable consequences: the Oracle has gone rogue. In a planned coup against the Empire's new ruler, the AI has developed a way of mass programming citizens into mindless drones. The seven devils will have to use their unique skills to get to the heart of the Empire, destroy the Oracle - and burn it all to the ground.
Tal Charossa returns to Tlaanthothe to find that Sethennai has gone missing. Tal wants nothing to do with his old boss and former lover, so when a magical catastrophe befalls the city, Tal tries to run rather than face his past - but he soon learns that something even worse may lurk in the future. Throughout the worlds of the Echo Maze, fragments of an undead goddess begin to awaken, and not all confrontations can be put off forever.
Harried by Lyucu pursuers, Princess Thera and Pekyu Takval try to reestablish an ancestral dream even as their hearts grow in doubt. The people of Dara continue to struggle against the genocidal Lyucu as both nations vacillate between starkly contrasting visions for their futures. Even the gods cannot see through the Wall of Storms, for only mortal hearts can decide mortal fates.
Set in the world of HALL OF SMOKE and TEMPLE OF NO GOD. Thray is the Last Daughter of Winter, half immortal and haunted by the legacy of her blood. In Duamel, her demi-god siblings rule under the northern lights, worshipped by arcane cults. And as her siblings turn their gaze towards the warmer, brighter land she calls home, she must harness her own feral power and decide where her loyalties lie. Because when the spring winds blow and the ice breaks up, the sons and daughters of Winter will bring her homeland to its knees.
Krona and her Regulators survived their encounter with Charbon, the long-dead serial killer who returned to their city, but the illusions of their world were shattered forever. Now they must follow every thread to uncover the truth behind the Thalo, once thought of as only a children's tale, who are the quiet, creeping puppet masters of their world.
Master Creighton Sun and Jedi Knight Aida Forte arrive on the sacred moon of Jedha with delegations from Eiram and E'ronoh to formally end the "Forever War." The Jedi hope that the harmony of Jedha's many factions, along with the signing of a peace treaty, will create a symbol to the rest of the galaxy of what can be accomplished through unity. But rumours begin to swirl that the Jedi bring war in their wake. The distrust and anger that for so long fueled the Forever War now threaten to corrupt the communities of Jedha.
Michael Darling - the youngest of the Darling siblings and former Lost Boy, now all grown up - must return to the life he left behind to save Neverland from the brink of collapse and keep humanity safe from magical and mythological threats, as well as answer the ultimate question - where is Peter Pan?
On the idyllic summer getaway of Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. Magic - the kind that leaves soldiers shell shocked and families heartbroken - has been prohibited since the war ended. But when Annie Mason witnesses a confrontation between Bea and Emmeline at one of Crow Island's extravagant parties, she is drawn into a glittering, haunted world. A world where the boundaries of wickedness are tested, and the cost of illicit magic might be death.
In the deep future beyond the burn line of the Anthropocene and the extinction of humanity, the city states of an intelligent species of bear have fallen to a mind-wrecking plague. The bears' former slaves, a peaceable, industrious and endlessly curious people, believe that they have inherited the bounty and beauty of their beloved Mother Earth. But are they alone?
On a planet with conditions favorable to life, explorer vessel the Columbia comes across a small town seemingly inhabited by an intelligent species not yet discovered. But when a highly publicized follow-up mission is sent to make contact mere months later, the entire town has vanished, leaving no trace - or such is presumed to be the case until Alex Benedict and his archaeological crew show up to investigate.
When Raisa Hopeland, determined to win her race to become the next electromancer of London, bumps into Amon Brightbourne - tweed-suited, otherworldly, guided by the Grace - in the middle of a London riot, she sets in motion a series of events which will span decades, continents and a series of events, from rioting London to geothermal Iceland to the climate-struck islands of Polynesia, which will change the world.
It's been fifty years since the crossroads caused the disappearance of Thomas Price, and his wife, Alice, has been trying to find him and bring him home ever since, despite the increasing probability that he's no longer alive for her to find. Now that the crossroads have been destroyed, she's redoubling her efforts. It's time to bring him home, dead or alive.
Among the great Families, only the once-mighty clan of Sinclair-Maru remembers the maxims of the warrior Emperor, Yung I, ready to defend the Imperium from any threat. Family prodigy Saef Sinclair-Maru finds himself in command of an outmoded, under-equipped frigate of the Imperial Fleet. With spies and assassins on every side, Saef must complete his mission, restore the greatness of his Family, and uncover the chilling plot meant to extinguish humanity's light from the galaxy.
When an experimental shuttlecraft fails, Captain Christopher Pike suspects a mechanical malfunction - only to discover the very principles on which Starfleet bases its technology have simply stopped functioning. He and his crewmates are forced to abandon ship in a dangerous maneuver that scatters their party across the strangest new world they've ever encountered.
Up and Down goes Carissa in her elevator, content with the sometimes chewy food her reality fabricator spits out, as long as it means she doesn't have to speak to another living person. Then a mysterious shapeshifter from an ambiguous world lands on top of her elevator, intent on stopping a plot to annihilate hundreds of floors, and Carissa finds herself stepping out of her comfort zone, forced to flee into the Wild Massive network of theme parks in the Building.
Destry's life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her. But the bright, clean future they're building comes under threat when Destry discovers a city full of people that shouldn't exist, hidden inside a massive volcano.
On a remote, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony on Jupiter, a man goes missing. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail to Valdegeld, home to the colony's erudite university - and Mossa's former girlfriend, a scholar of Earth's pre-collapse ecosystems. When Mossa unexpectedly arrives and requests Pleiti's assistance in her latest investigation, the two of them embark on a twisting path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake - and, perhaps, their futures, together.
In an alternate 2009, black market traders illegally sell psychopigments, colorful chemicals that can produce almost any human emotion upon contact. Psychopigment Enforcement Agent Kay Curtida works a beat in Daly City, just outside the ruins of San Francisco, chasing down smalltime crooks. But when an old friend shows up with a tantalizing lead on a career-making case, Curtida's humdrum existence suddenly gets a boost.
The human race has been cast from a dying Earth to wander the stars in a vast fleet of arks - each shaped by its inhabitants into a unique environment. When her sister disappears while responding to a mysterious alien distress call, Eryn insists on being part of the crew sent to look for her. What she discovers on Candidate-623 is both terrifying and deadly. When the threat follows her back to the fleet and people start dying, she is tasked with seeking out a legendary recluse who may just hold the key to humanity's survival.
Sebastian Vickery has learned something about UFOs that he shouldn't have - and Naval Intelligence orders his old partner, Agent Ingrid Castine, to trap him. And now they're both fugitives, pursued by both the US Government and the Russian GRU. Vickery and Castine must find an ancient relic that spells banishment to the alien species, and then summon the things and use it against them - in a Samson-like confrontation that looks likely to kill them as well.
On their honeymoon voyage, Princess Leia and Han Solo find themselves on the grandest and most glamorous stage of all: the Halcyon, a luxury vessel on a very public journey to the most wondrous worlds in the galaxy. As the Halcyon travels from world to world, one thing becomes abundantly clear. The war is not over. But as danger draws closer, Han and Leia find that they fight their best battles not alone, but as husband and wife.
The This is the new social media platform everyone is talking about. Allow it to be injected into the roof of your mouth and it will grow into your brain, allow you to connect with others without even picking up your phone. For one journalist, hired to do a puff-piece interview with their CEO, it will change the world forever.
To stop the coming apocalypse, a fellowship was formed. A soldier, a thief, a lost prince, and a young girl bonded by fate and looming disaster. Now, they must split, traveling into a vast region of ice and to a sprawling capital of the world they've only known in stories. Time is running out and only the truth will save us all.
SIGNED EDITION. Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end. Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but Antigone's parents were murdered, leaving her father's throne vacant. As her militant uncle Kreon rises to claim it, all Antigone feels is rage.
Summer, 1957. Atticus Turner and his father, Montrose, travel to North Carolina, where they plan to mark the centennial of their ancestor's escape from slavery by retracing the route he took into the Great Dismal Swamp. But an encounter with an old nemesis turns their historical reenactment into a real life-and-death pursuit.
In 14th-century southern India, after the nine-year-old Pampa Kampana witnesses the death of her mother, she becomes a vessel for her namesake, the goddess Pampa, who begins to speak out of the girl's mouth. Over the next centuries she becomes instrumental in the rise of a great city called Bisnaga, from its literal sowing from a bag of magic seeds to its tragic ruination by the hubris of those in power.
The moon on which an outer rim colony was built hurtles toward an inevitable collision with the dead planet Hephaestus. The clock is ticking, yet when a distress signal arrives from a Weyland-Yutani biowarfare outpost, a desperate plan is launched to evacuate the trapped scientists. Meanwhile, across the galaxy a mysterious black substance rains down on Earth settlements, creating hideous monsters from indigenous creatures...and from human beings.
With Gal as a political prisoner, Ettian began the fight to restore his own empire - and to open Gal's eyes to the possibility of a galaxy reclaimed from Umber's greed. But just when Gal was starting to come around, a team of Umber operatives rescued him from Archon's clutches and dragged him home to take up his crown. Now the star-crossed rulers find themselves truly at odds.
The world has fallen. Without warning, a mysterious and omnipotent force has claimed the planet for their own. Humanity has thirty days to reach the one place on Earth where they will be allowed to exist - Antarctica. All must endure the frantic exodus to the most extreme environment on the planet. And there they must also confront the urgent challenge: can they change and evolve rapidly enough to ensure humanity's future? Can they build a new society in the sub-zero cold?
A virus tears across the globe, transforming its victims in nightmarish ways. As the world collapses, dark forces pull a small group of women together. Erin, once quiet and closeted, acquires an appetite for a woman and her brain. Why does forbidden fruit taste so good? Savannah, a professional BDSM switch, discovers a new turn-on: committing brutal murders for her eldritch masters. Mareva, plagued with chronic tumours, is too horrified to acknowledge her divine role in the coming apocalypse, and as her growths multiply, so too does her desperation.
The war against the oni heats to a flashpoint even as Tinker learns that the enemy has a dangerous new weapon, the nactka. What's more, the Stone Clan has sent its most famous warlords, the Harbingers, to take control of the allied war effort. Are these elves friends or foes? Tinker's newfound baby siblings are up for grabs. The babies, though, are wood sprites and aren't going to take things lying down.
The Emperor's grandson has been kidnapped and Sir Konrad Vonvalt is charged with rescuing the missing prince. His quest will lead him, with his allies Helena, Bressinger and Sir Radomir, to the southern frontier, where they will once again face the puritanical fury of Bartholomew Claver and his templar knights - and a dark power far more terrifying than they could have imagined.
Anna's Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever. Until she meets Effie and Attis. They open her eyes to a London she never knew existed. A shop that sells memories. A secret library where the librarian feeds off words. A club where revellers lose themselves in a haze of spells. But as she is swept deeper into this world, Anna begins to wonder if her Aunt was right all along. Is her magic a gift ... or a curse?
Feared and despised for the sinister power in her veins, Alyce wreaks her revenge on the kingdom that made her an outcast. Once a realm of decadence and beauty, Briar is now wholly Alyce's wicked domain. And no one will escape the consequences of her wrath. Not even the one person who holds her heart.
New Honorverse tales by Timothy Zahn & Thomas Pope, Jane Lindskold, Jan Kotouc, and Joelle Presby. Plus "First Victory," an all-new novella by David Weber!
In 1930s Chicago a talented ballerina finds herself torn between her dreams and her desires when she's pursued by a secretive patron who may be more than he seems.
The London Silver Vaults has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a paparazzi convention. Not somewhere you can murder someone and vanish without a trace--only that's what happened. The disappearing act, the reports of a blinding flash of light, and memory loss amongst the witnesses all make this a case for Detective Constable Peter Grant and the Special Assessment Unit.
Summer has come to Niflheim. The lichens are growing, the six-winged bat-things are chirping, and much to his own surprise, Mickey Barnes is still alive - that last part thanks almost entirely to the fact that Commander Marshall believes that the colony's creeper neighbours are holding an antimatter bomb, and that Mickey is the only one who is keeping them from using it.
In the end, very few people made it to the bunker. Now they wait there for the outside world to heal. Wolfe is one of the lucky ones. She's safe and employed as the bunker's pharmacist, doling out medicine under the watchful eye of their increasingly erratic and paranoid leader. But when the leader starts to ask things of Wolfe, favours she can hardly say no to, it seems her luck is running out.
Mars: 1931. Since 14-year-old Anabelle's mother left for Earth to care for her own ailing mother, her days in New Galveston have been spent at school and her nights at her laconic father's diner with Watson, the family Kitchen Engine and dishwasher as her only companion. Then the Silence came, and communication and shipments from Earth to its colonies on Mars stopped. And then Silas Mundt and his gang attacked.
Novella. For six years a 15-year-old teenager budgets the household finances and raises her younger brother to let her mom, a talented artist, weave beautiful tapestries. Then her mom brings home a six-foot tall crane with a menacing air, and the girl is powerless to prevent her mom falling under the crane's power and abandoning the world to weave the masterpiece the crane demands.
Sancia, Clef, and Berenice have gone up against long odds in the past. But the war they're fighting now is one even they can't win. This time, they're not facing robber baron elites or even an immortal hierophant, but an entity whose intelligence is spread over half the globe - one that uses the magic of scriving to control not just objects but human minds.
The Queen's price is to stand against what you know is wrong. To stand and fight, no matter the cost to your court or to yourself. Especially to yourself. Zoey, a young Queen-in-training at SaDiablo Hall, is wounded...and vulnerable to taunts and criticism. When an opportunity arises to befriend a stranger seeking sanctuary at the Hall, she puts herself and others in danger by ignoring Daemonar Yaslana's warning to back off.
The aliens that destroyed Earth have resettled the remains of humanity in the three habitable zones - Day, Dusk, and Night - of the planet of Eleusis. In Dusk, a violent warlord abducts a young girl. In Day genetically modified twins search a criminal child-trafficking underground for the lost son of a human/alien couple. A young woman with inhuman powers rises through the insurgent ranks of soldiers in the borderlands of Night.
The Muungano Empire - a far-reaching coalition of city-states that stretches from O.E. (original earth) to Titan faces an escalating series of threats. The old powers cannot allow the Mungano to thrive and have now set in motion new plots to destroy all that they've built.
After a storied and scandalous career as one of the Indian Ocean's most notorious pirates, Amina al-Sirafi has retired peacefully with her family to a life of piety, motherhood, and absolutely nothing that hints of the supernatural. But when she's tracked down by the obscenely wealthy mother of a former crewman, she's offered a job no bandit could refuse: retrieve her comrade's kidnapped daughter for a kingly sum.
From an award-winning team of authors, editors, and translators comes a groundbreaking short story collection that explores the expanse of Chinese science fiction and fantasy.
Luca needs to oust her uncle from the Balladairan throne once and for all and take her rightful place as Queen. But he won't let go of power so easily. When he calls for a "Trial of Competence" and Luca's allies start disappearing from her side, she will need to find a way to prove her might. And she knows someone who can help...
Illarion Glaskov's quiet life on the fringes of the empire is thrown into chaos when an impossible tragedy strikes his village. When he is conscripted into the Tsarist military, he is sent to serve in the Wall - an elite regiment that pilots suits of armor made from the husks of dead golems. But the great war is not the only - or even the worst - danger facing Illarion, as he is caught in a millennia-old conflict between two goddesses.
Years have passed around the Institute - and the numerous realities that have spread from Sasha's first failure - but it is only her fourth year of learning what role she will play in shaping the world. Her teachers despise and fear her, her classmates distrust her, and a growing love - for a young pilot with no affiliation to the school - is fraught because a relationship means leverage, and Farit won't hesitate to use it against her. Planes crash all the time. Which means Sasha needs to rewrite the world so that can't happen...or fail for good.
Sylah's dreams of a revolution that would free the empire from the ruling classes was extinguished the day she watched her family murdered before her eyes. When she meets Anoor, daughter of the most powerful ruler in the empire, a fire burns between them that could consume the kingdom. They are joined by Hassa, and as the empire begins a set of trials of combat and skill designed to find its new leaders, the stage is set for blood to flow, power to shift, and cities to burn.
Despite being a cunning spy and a powerful mind magier, Gemma hasn't been able to track down the most dangerous enemy her kingdom of Andvari has ever seen. Adding to her worries is the Sword and Shield tournament. With gladiators flocking to the capital city of Glanzen, Gemma can't tell who is friend - or foe. Determined to protect Andvari at any cost, Gemma hatches a bold plan, but things aren't what they seem. Soon, everything she holds dear is being threatened, including her burgeoning relationship with Prince Leonidas Morricone.
The final work of John M. Ford, an epic fantasy. Enter the halls of Parliament with Varic, Coron of the Corvaric Coast. Visit Strange House with the Archmage Birch. Explore the mountains of Lady Longlight alongside the Palion Silvern, Sorcerer.
In order to find out what is on the other side of the reflective, ethereal portal called the "shimmer", Druadaen must leave his companions behind. Unfortunately, once he has, they discover that the "shimmer" only allows travellers to leave Arrdanc, not return to it. So his friends, led by stalwart swordsman Ahearn, resolve to find another means by which they can retrieve Druadaen - and with him, the truth of the world.
Japan, 1868. 16-year-old Atsuko grew up in the affluent areas of the city of Aizu in the shadow of her brother Ibuka. Destined for an arranged marriage, the girl hides a secret. She can wield weaponry just as well as her brother, whose skill with the blade hides an insurmountable fear of combat. When war breaks out, Atsuko secretly joins up in disguise, desperate to prove her skills.
Since her village chased her out with pitchforks, Tara Abernathy has resurrected gods, pulled down monsters, averted wars, and saved a city, twice. She thought she'd left her dusty little hometown forever. But that was before her father died. As she makes her way home to bury him, she finds a girl, as powerful and vulnerable and lost as she once was. Saving her from raiders twisted by the God Wars, Tara changes the course of the world.
Accompanied by her teen daughters Izel and Lunca, Carmen Sanchez returns to Mexico to oversee the renovation of a cathedral into a boutique hotel. But the locals treat the Sanchez women like outsiders, and contractors openly sabotage Carmen's work. After an accident at the construction site nearly injures Luna, the Sanchez women return to New York City. There, Luna begins acting strange, and only Izel notices the chilling changes happening to her younger sister.
Anita Blake is engaged to Jean-Claude, the new vampire king of America. In the midst of wedding preparations, Anita gets a call that the local police need her expertise at a brutal murder scene linked to a nationwide slaughter of vampires and humans. But there is more than just a murderer to catch: an ancient evil has arrived in St. Louis to challenge Jean-Claude for his crown, his life, Anita, and all they hold dear.
Glenn Armstrong Shepard had his sights set on going to Mars as a flight surgeon, but a training accident on the Moon left him crippled. Another doctor - his ex-fiance - takes his place, and Glenn will have to fight to prove he can be an astronaut once more...
A mosaic novel of original fairy tales, with illustrations by Charles Vess.
Toxic threads left behind by mutated moths infected men and boys around the globe. Some were killed quietly in their sleep, others became crazed killers, wildly dangerous and beyond help. Now matriarchs rule, and men are kept in specially treated dust-free facilities for their safety and the good of society, never able to return to the outside.
Ten "Doc" Low is a medic with a dark past, riding the wastes of the desert moon Factus, dispensing medicine to the needy and death to those who cross the laws of the mysterious Seekers. Cursed by otherworldly forces, she stays alone to keep herself safe, and to keep others safe from her...But when she experiences a terrifying vision of conflict, and foresees the deaths of those she once called friends, she must drag herself back to the land of the living to stop a war before it begins.
Collette LeSange is a lonely artist who heads an elite fine arts school for children in upstate New York. Her youthful beauty masks the dark truth of her life: she has endured centuries of turmoil and heartache in the wake of her grandfather's long-ago decision to make her immortal like himself. Now in 1984, Collette finds her life upended by the arrival of a gifted child from a troubled home, the return of a stalking presence from her past, and her own mysteriously growing hunger.
Set hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga, this book is the ultimate in-universe guide to the Jedi Knights of Star Wars: The High Republic, providing fascinating insight into a time of valiant heroes, terrifying monsters, and daring exploration. Features original illustrations and exclusive new revelations.
Every adventuring party has a starting quest. Join Edgin Darvis and his team of heroic (well, occasionally heroic) heisters in this official prequel to the film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Dora, a former domestic servant at the university, contrives to gain the curatorship of the Museum of Psykical Research, in order to find where her brother went after he died. However, she finds it all but burnt to the ground, with the neighbouring museums oddly untouched. She is offered a curatorship of one of these instead, but neither this museum, nor the street it is hidden away on, nor Dora herself, are what they at first appear to be.
After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra - the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter - has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself. Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, Marra is offered the tools to kill a prince - if she can complete three impossible tasks.
1915. The enormous steamer trunk that Adelaide Henry carries with her wherever she goes is locked at all times. Because when the trunk opens, people around Adelaide start to disappear. Adelaide's secret sin killed her parents, forcing her to flee California in a hellfire rush and make her way to Montana as a homesteader. But the secret she's tried so desperately to lock away might be the only thing that will help her survive the harsh territory.
Ice triber Yaz makes her way to the Convent of Sweet Mercy, where nuns train young girls who show the old gifts. Yaz has much to learn from the nuns - if they don't decide to execute her. The battle to save the moon centers on the Ark of the Missing, buried beneath the emperor's palace. Everyone wants Yaz to be the key that will open the Ark. But sometimes wanting isn't enough.
Instead of mentors, they got monsters. That's what Xerak, Vereez, and Grunwold think when three strange creatures shimmer into being within the circle of Hettua Shrine. Their conclusion is reasonable enough. After all, they've never seen humans before. The three unlikely mentors join forces with the three young "inquisitors" and venture out to find the Library of the Sapphire Wind, destroyed years before. Will they find answers there, or is this only the first stage in their search?
Political tensions roil the senate of Paxim, where Queen Heliane vows to make her son Paulus the nation's first ruling King or die trying. Scorpican troops amass on the border of Arca, ready to attack. And within Arca itself, its young, unready queen finds her court a nest of vipers and her dreams besieged by a mysterious figure with unknown intentions.
A string of dangerous gambles could win Miko her empire for good, but to take back the throne, she must become everything her ancestors failed to be. Meanwhile, Rah e'Torin now seeks to honour the promise made a lifetime ago to safely bring his Swords home, and Cassandra Marius, ensnared by memories that aren't her own, must decide who she really is. And trapped in the heart of the Chiltaen army, Dishiva e'Jaroven is handed unexpected power. The dream of a new homeland is within her grasp--if she risks everything and trusts her former enemies.
Cal Kestis leads the Mantis crew on an adventure set between Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Novella. Using a neurological interface to translate the perceptions of one of the last wild wolves through her own mind, Sean intends to chase both her scientific curiosity and her secret, lifelong desire to experience the intimacy and freedom of wolfishness. But pursuing this research has a terrible cost. Her obsession with work endangers her fraying relationship with her wife. Her research methods threaten her mind and body. And the attention of her VC funders could destroy her subject, the beautiful wild wolf whose mental world she's invading.
Queen Margaret, who came to the English throne after the death of her sister Elizabeth, now lies on her death-bed. Summoning the joker ace Alan Turing, she urges him to seek the true heir: Elizabeth's lost son. He was rumoured to have died as a baby but, having been born a joker, was sent into hiding. Margaret dies and her elder son Henry becomes king and at once declares he wants to make England an "Anglo-Saxon country" and suggests jokers be sent "to the moon." Dangerous tensions begin to tear the country apart.
With the wonders of the cosmos open to them, Thomas and Alice Price have returned to the most exciting place they could think of: home. But it's been a while, and they're out of step. What's more, trouble is brewing in New York, trouble that threatens both their family and the fragile peace they've been maintaining for generations. Time to get weird.
A shapeshifting alien stranded on Earth discovers that humans are delicious. It uses a variety of hunting tools, including a popular dating app, to target the juiciest prey and carries a backpack filled with torturous instruments and cleaning equipment. But the alien's existence begins to unravel one night when it fails to kill its latest meal and is thrust into an ill-fated chase across the city.
Commander Mariucci and his hand-picked research team have mustered all of their expertise, creativity and teamwork to survive the harsh conditions in orbit around Jupiter. But when they intercept a peculiar radio transmission, they have to investigate. Nothing should work in these impossible conditions, so what is sending the signal - and why? With a degrading ship and crew at breaking point, there's every chance they will tear themselves apart before they ever find an answer.
Charm is a witch, and she is alone. The last of a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of regrown bone trees at Orchard House, and the secrets of their marrow. The Emperor summons her to his deathbed, and charges her with choosing which of his awful, faithless sons will carry on the empire - -by discovering which one is responsible for his own murder. If she does this last thing, she will finally have what has been denied her since the fall of Inshil - her freedom. But she will also be betraying the ghosts past and present that live on within her heart.
For generations, Mia's family has shaped human history to push them to the stars.The year is 1968 and she is on the cusp of destiny, poised to launch the first humans into space. But she cannot take them to the stars, not quite yet. Her adversary is at her heels, the future of the planet at stake, and avoiding confrontation is no longer an option.
The booksellers who police the Old World keep a careful watch on Bath, particularly on the entity that inhabits the ancient hot spring. This time trouble comes from the discovery of a sorcerous map, leading left-handed bookseller Merlin into great danger, requiring a desperate rescue attempt from his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, and art student Susan Arkshaw, who is still struggling to deal with her own recently discovered magical heritage.
Off the coast of Ireland sits a legendary island hidden by magic, a place of ruins and ancient trees, sea-salt air and fairy lore. Washed up on its shores as a baby, Hy-Brasil is the only home Biddy has ever known. She lives a quiet life there with her guardian, the mercurial magician Rowan. Then Rowan disappears, and Biddy must leave the island for the hostile outside world.
Kaikeyi was raised on tales of how the gods vanquish evil and ensure that the land of Bharath prospers, and how they offer powerful boons to the devout and the wise. She calls on the gods for help when her father attempts to arrange her marriage. She tutors herself in magic and transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat, and most favored queen -- until her path clashes with the destiny the gods have chosen for her family.
It's the house of their dreams. Former Marine Harry and his wife Sasha have packed up their life, their golden retriever Dash, and left the corporate rat race behind to live off the land in rural Idaho. Their breathtaking new home sits on top of more than forty acres of meadow and aspen trees in the Teton Valley. Then their nearest neighbours warn of a malevolent spirit that lives in the valley, one which, with every season, will haunt them in fresh, evermore diabolical ways.
As sea captain Xiala is swept up in the chaos and currents of change, she finds an unexpected ally in the former Priest of Knives. For the Clan of Matriarchs of Tova, tense alliances form as far-flung enemies gather and the war in the heavens is reflected upon the earth. And for Seapio and Naranpa, both now living avatars, the struggle for free will and personhood in the face of destiny rages.
Ex-Egyptologist Marty Cohen is offered silly amounts of cash to fly to Egypt to take a look at some strange texts newly unearthed. But the texts open doors to visions and to an astonishing journey. A ragtag team of archaeologists finds itself in protohistoric North Africa, a drying land dominated by monster overlords, where humanity is badly in need of champions.
Hadrian Marlowe is trapped. For nearly a century, he has been a guest of the Emperor, forced into the role of advisor, a prisoner of his own legend. But the war is changing. Now the Emperor has no choice but to give Hadrian Marlowe - once his favorite knight - one more impossible task. Journey across the galaxy to the Lothrian Commonwealth and convince them to join the war.
Novella. The rain in Aloisville is never-ending, and no one can remember when it started. There's not much they can remember. With every drop that hits their skin, a bit of memory is washed away. Stay too long in the wet, and you'll lose everything you used to be. By the time Laverne begins keeping a journal, the small town she calls home has been irreparably changed.
Eighty mouthwatering and restorative recipes inspired by the Witcher series, from hearty tavern fare and fortifying drinks to lavish banquets for feasts with friends.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever - and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and an adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Standalone prequel to THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE. Although Tunuva Melim, a sister of the Priory, has trained for fifty years to slay wyrms, none have appeared since the Nameless One. When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, she is among the women who must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.
18 science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories - includes stories by Daniel H. Wilson, Nghi Vo, Tananarive Due, Karin Lowachee, Hiromi Goto, Malka Older and many more.
Nell Young hasn't seen or spoken to her father, a renowned cartographer, ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map. But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can't resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable and exceedingly rare. In fact, a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one - along with anyone who gets in the way. But why?
Created as an homage to the 1980 classic horror anthology DARK FORCES (edited by Kirby McCauley) this collection contains 12 original novelettes showcasing today's top horror talent, from award-winning authors and up-and-coming voices like Stephen Graham Jones, Priya Sharma, Usman T. Malik, Caroline Kepnes, and Alma Katsu.
It's the middle of the night when part-time police consultant and full-time empath Reece gets an anonymous call warning him that his detective sister needs his help. At an out-of-the-way Seattle marina, he discovers that three people have been butchered - including the author of the country's strictest anti-empathy bill, which is just days from being passed into law.
Novella. They say there is no water in the City of Lies. They say there are no heroes in the City of Lies. They say there are no friends beyond the City of Lies. But would you believe what they say in the City of Lies? In the City of Lies, they cut out your tongue when you turn thirteen, to appease the terrifying Ajungo Empire and make sure it continues sending water. Tutu will be thirteen in three days, but his parched mother won't last that long.
The mysteries of the city of Veniss are told from three different perspectives. This haunting debut explores the limits of love, obsession, and memory. Finalist for th World Fantasy Award and Bram Stoker award.
The winner of BEST HORROR NOVEL at the British Fantasy Awards. Young Iris Villarca is the last of her family's line. They are haunted by a curse passed down through the generations that marks each Villarca for certain heartbreak and death. But Iris dares to fall in love, and the consequences of her choice are immediate and terrifying. As the world falls apart around her, she must take a final journey back to Rawblood where it all began, and where it must all end...
1958, in an an alternate America dominated by anti-communist and anti-semitic McCarthyist state. Holocaust survivor and LAPD detective Morris Baker is called to the scene of a horrific double-homicide. The victims are John Huston, a once-promising but now forgotten film director, and an up-and-coming young journalist named Walter Cronkite. Clutched in the hand of one of the dead men is a cryptic note containing the phrase "beat the devils" followed by a single name: Baker.
The last surviving Chosen, Ashok has finally risen up and taken control of the Twilight Order. He promises equality and prosperity, but Gyre and Maya know the truth. Only death follows in Ashok's wake. To take him down, Gyre will have to unite old allies--from all across the Splinter Kingdoms and the depths of Deepfire. And Maya will have to seek out a legendary weapon hidden in the mountains that could turn the tide in their battle for freedom.
The 13-year-old Lore escaped a cult in the catacombs beneath the city of Dellaire. Now, a decade later, Mortem, the magic born from death, is a high-priced and illicit commodity in Dellaire, and Lore's job running poisons keeps her in food, shelter, and relative security. But when a run goes wrong and Lore's power is revealed, she's taken by the Presque Mort, a group of warrior-monks sanctioned to use Mortem working for the Sainted King. Lore fully expects a pyre, but King August has a different plan.
From the glaciers of Icewind Dale to the teeming cities of the Sword Coast, and the sinister shadows of the Underdark to the chambers of Mithral Hall, fans can explore the Realms through Drizzt's eyes with this immersive guide.