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.
At the far reaches of the world, the Northern Institute sits in a vast expanse of ice and snow. It has been shut down, and now it is home to a team of three caretakers and a single remaining researcher. There's just one problem here - a mysterious object that has appeared out in the snow. They think. They can't quite focus on it. And gravity seems less-than-reliable, the lights have been flickering weirdly, and Hart, the supervisor, feels an odd thrumming sensation in his beard and begins to fear his subordinates are plotting against him.
For humans, the circus is a place filled with wonder and amazement. For Harrow, though, it's a place to hide from those who slaughtered her entire clan. Disguising her abilities as part of her act has kept her true identity safe for years. Until he arrives. A strange new attraction with no name, no memory of who--or even what--he is, let alone an explanation for his odd yet deadly powers. But beneath the layers of anger and isolation, one glimpse into his inky eyes reveals a soul that calls out to the loneliness in her own.
The god Autumn and his human companion, Tirne, become trapped in the mortal world. As the endless autumn stretches on, crops begin to fail and the threat of starvation looms. And Autumn's extended stay in the human realm turns him ever more mortal and vulnerable, stirring a new, forbidden attraction to Tirne. Tirne finds an unlikely ally - or enemy - in the enigmatic sorcerer and master of poisons, Sidriel.
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.
Six magicians were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. Five are now members of the Society. Two paths lie before them. All must pick a side. Alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and the Society of Alexandrians will be revealed for what it is, a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way.
An explosive return to the library leaves the six Alexandrians vulnerable to the lethal terms of their recruitment. Old alliances quickly fracture as the initiates take opposing strategies as to how to deal with the deadly bargain they have so far failed to uphold. And still the outside world mobilizes to destroy them, while the Caretaker himself, Atlas Blakely, may yet succeed with a plan foreseen to have world-ending stakes.
After an encounter with an old friend turns tragically fatal, Indrajit and Fix set out on a quest across the ancient city of Kish to bring their friend back to life. But the mysterious necromancers, the Vin Dalu priests, bind the heroes on an errand that sends them shuttling from one thieves' guild to the next, pitted against the deadly House of Knives. The two find themselves embroiled in a plot by the giant, wasplike Kattak to take dire revenge on Kish and all its great houses.
Recently laid-off from his newspaper, war correspondent Nick Bishop takes a job writing a profile of a new mindfulness app. The app seems like a retread of old ideas - relaxing white noise and guided meditations. At first. Then he encounters the disturbing "Sleep Songs." They work as advertised. Deep, refreshing sleep follows. But so do the nightmares, featuring a dead woman who calls Nick by name.
Alejandra no longer knows who she is. Her husband, her children and her own adoptive mother cannot see that Alejandra has become a woman struggling with a darkness that threatens to consume her. When Alejandra visits a therapist, she begins exploring her family's history, starting with the biological mother she never knew. And discovers in that history La Llorona, the vengeful and murderous mother of Mexican legend -- who will not leave until Alejandra follows her mother, her grandmother, and all the women who came before her into the darkness.
Zack Snyder's epic new science fiction blockbuster Rebel Moon novelized by V. Castro, two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author.
When Jack Templeton's missing spacecraft Magellan suddenly reappears where an undiscovered planet was suspected to be, it poses more questions than answers. How did Jack survive all this time? Can he be rescued before his life support runs out? And what is the object long thought to be the elusive "Planet Nine?" In a race against time -- and agencies of national governments -- Jack's former crewmate Traci Keene spearheads a desperate effort to outfit a rescue mission.
An anthology of all new stories of science fiction and fantasy with a hardboiled noir twist that acknowledge that the city is a living, breathing entity...and it isn't always on our side. Stories by Laurell K. Hamilton, Larry Correia, Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Robert E. Hampson, Robert Buettner and many more.
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 crew member 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.
The God-Incarnate himself has arrived to crush the struggling rebellion and carry out his final, sinister plan. He will sacrifice the entire island in order to rise, reincarnated from its ashes. Meanwhile, Cyrus is disappearing deeper beneath the vicious mask of the "Vagrant". Under the mantle of the legendary assassin, he may be strong enough to take down the Empire, but at what cost?
While liberating a notorious thief from prison, Ferius Parfax encounters an inmate named Chedran, one of the last living members of her people, the Mahdek. Chedran is leading a group of young Mahdek who are determined to make a future for their people and Ferius agrees to help them find a place where they can live free from persecution. Meanwhile, having repaid her debt to the thief, Ferius finds her feelings towards Arissa becoming more complicated as she decides what debt she owes the society into which she was born.
Anna Sinjari - refugee, survivor of genocide, disaffected office worker - has a close encounter that reveals universe-threatening stakes. While humanity reels from disaster, she must join a small team of civilians, soldiers, and scientists to investigate a mysterious broadcast and unknowable horror. If they can manage to face their own demons, they just might save the world.
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.
As a warrior in the elven army, Yeeran has known nothing but violence her whole life. Her sister, Lettle, is trying to make a living as a diviner, seeking prophecies of a better future. When a fatal mistake leads to Yeeran's exile from the Elven Lands, both sisters are forced into the terrifying wilderness beyond their borders. There they encounter the impossible: the fae court.
[BC author]. Emily Wilde has a new project to focus on: a map of the realms of faerie. While she is preparing her research, Bambleby lands her in trouble yet again, when assassins sent by his mother invade Cambridge. Now Bambleby and Emily are on another adventure, this time to the picturesque Austrian Alps, where Emily believes they may find the door to Bambleby's realm and the key to freeing him from his family's dark plans.
In the dead of night, a precipitous plunge into a freezing river trapped everyone inside the bus. It was then that Army veteran John Reiff's life came to an end. He should not have woken up beneath blinding hospital lights. He knows that the doctors are lying to him. But one by one the puzzle pieces are slowly falling into place.
What if the United States went to war with the People's Republic of China? How would the fight go, what wonder weapons would be unleashed? What horrors would emerge from the eradiated sludge of the South China Sea? Stories by: Correia, Drake, Mamatas, Shoemaker, Pardoe, Butler, Wolf, Torgersen, McCarthy, Williamson and many more.
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...
After being forced from her home five years ago, Alana Zaya has finally been given the opportunity to return and claim her rightful place on the Okaron throne. When her voyage is waylaid by pirates, she soon finds herself stranded at sea, surrounded by strangers harbouring dark secrets. But hers are perhaps the darkest of all. Across the world, after years of using her skills to rebel against the regime that trained her, warrior Rae Toma's treachery is revealed, forcing her to flee into a maze of islands that no one has ever returned from. There, she finds Nur Del Sue, a Stormwitch on a mission to prove herself in a world determined to ignore her.
Akbar Manzil was once a grand estate off the coast of South Africa. Now, nearly a century since it was built, it stands in ruins, an isolated boardinghouse for misfits, seeking to forget their pasts and disappear into the mansion's dark corridors. It is also haunted by a grieving djinn, who once loved the original owner's second wife.
Idunn is in yet another doctor's office. She knows her constant fatigue is a sign that something's not right, but practitioners dismiss her symptoms and blood tests haven't revealed any cause. Then one night she falls asleep with a step-counting watch on, and wakes up to find she's walked over 40,000 steps in the night. Why is she waking up with increasingly disturbing injuries? And why won't anyone believe her?
All Cinnamon Hotpepper wanted to do was live her life in peace. Maybe get a cat, expand her spice farm. Really anything that doesn't involve going on a quest where an orc might rip her face off. After saving the demon Fallon in a wine-drunk stupor, all he wanted to do was kill an evil witch enslaving his people. But he's dragging her along for the ride, and she's kind of peeved about it. On the bright side, he keeps burning off his shirt...
Yske, daughter of the legendary warrior priestess Hessa, has dedicated her life to medicine and pacifism in service to Aita, the Great Healer. When her twin brother Berin, hungry for glory, gathers a party to investigate rumours of strange sightings in the Unmade - shadows in the darkness at the end of the world - Yske joins the mission to keep him safe. But the closer they get to the Unmade, the more strange and terrible things haunt them from the shadows, corruptions in nature and monstrous creatures of moss and bone.
Imperial Russia-inspired dark fantasy. When Galina was a child her village was decimated in a battle between the alurea, a ruling class possessed by gods imprisoned in human bodies. A stranger offers her shelter - and justice against the empress who slaughtered her family. The bargain is simple, Galina will become a vessel for a deity of her own. And when the time comes, she will be a weapon used to take control of the throne.
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.
Antsy is the latest student to pass through the doors at Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children. When the school's (literally irresistible) mean girl realizes that Antsy's talent for finding absolutely anything may extend to doors, Antsy is forced to flee in the company of a small group of friends, looking for a way back to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go to be sure that Vineta and Hudson are keeping their promise.
Alayiakal, who will one day be known by many names - not all of them flattering - has to climb the ranks of Cyador's Mirror Lancers, fighting against unforeseen weapons and ancient technology. Alayiakal, however, has secrets of his own to protect - his ties to the Great Forest and his magus abilities. He must silently pretend to be a conventional soldier favoured by fate - until that very same fate forces him to choose.
An epic reimagining of the Mahabharata. Bled dry by violent confrontations with the Magadhan Empire, the Mathuran Republic simmers on the brink of oblivion. Senator Krishna and his third wife Satyabhama have put their plans in motion, both within and beyond the Republic's blood-soaked borders, to protect it from total annihilation.But they are soon to discover that neither gold nor alliances last forever - and that they are not the only players on the board.
Moscow has resurrected the mammoth. Dr. Damira Khismatullina, an expert in elephant behavior, was brutally murdered trying to defend the world's last elephants from the brutal ivory trade. Now, her digitized consciousness has been downloaded into the mind of a mammoth. As the herd's new matriarch, can Damira help fend off poachers long enough for the species to take hold? Or will her own ghosts, and Moscow's real reason for bringing the mammoth back, doom them to a new extinction?
In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens, a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. Maud's battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen - and the even more nightmarish demons of her father's past.
Madigan Purdy is stuck in her home town library. When tens of thousands of owls descend on the building, rending and tearing at anyone foolish enough to step outside, Mad is tasked with keeping her students safe, and distracted, while they seek a solution to their dilemma. Perhaps they'll find the inspiration they seek in her favourite childhood book, The Silent Queen....
Camavor is a brutal land with a bloody legacy. Where the empire's knights go, slaughter follows. Kalista seeks to change that. When her young and narcissistic uncle, Viego, becomes king, she vows to temper his destructive instincts, as his loyal confidant, advisor, and military general. But her plans are thwarted when an assassin's poisoned blade strikes Viego's wife, Isolde, afflicting her with a malady for which there is no cure.
Panoply is a small, efficient police force, dedicated to maintaining the rule of democracy among the 10,000 disparate city-states orbiting the planet Yellowstone. Ingvar Tench was one of Panoply's most experienced operatives. So why did she walk alone and unarmed into a habitat with a vicious grudge against her organization? Dreyfus wonders if an investigation he had assigned her four years ago was behind her actions.
Ethan Block has a job at a hot new dating app. Reeling from a breakup, Ethan decides to view his algorithmically matched soulmate on DateDate. He overrides the system and clicks on the profile. Then, he disappears. One minute, he's in a windowless office, and the next, he's in a field of endless grass, gasping for air. Clearly there is more to DateDate than meets the eye.
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.
An outcast her entire life, Corvina Clemm is left adrift after losing her mother. When she receives the admission letter from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she accepts it as a sign from the universe. The last thing she expects though is an old, secluded castle on top of a mountain riddled with secrets, deceit, and death. There she will cross paths with part-time professor Vad Deverell. And there people have disappeared every five years over the past century. Corvina is getting clues to unraveling it all, and Vad needs to keep an eye on her.
Putting distance between himself and the relentless Night Brigade has been Nomad's strategy for years. Staying one or two steps ahead of his pursuers by skipping through the Cosmere from one world to the next.But now, his powers too depleted to escape, Nomad finds himself trapped on Canticle, a planet that will kill anyone who doesn't keep moving. Fleeing the fires of a sunrise that melts the very stones, he is instantly caught up in the struggle between a heartless tyrant and the brave rebels who defy him.
As Tink and his sister Bee-Lung spread the spores of a mysterious empathy-generating fungus from their aircanoe, hoping to build bonds between people and help spread revolutionary sentiments of socialism and equality, the children of the abdicated King Mwenda vie for the throne. But their mother, Queen Josina, manipulates them both from behind the scenes, while also pitting Europe's influenza-weakened political powers against one another as these countries fight to regain control of their rebellious colonies.
Nelah seems to have it all: fame, wealth, and a long-awaited daughter growing in a government lab. But, trapped in a loveless marriage to a policeman who uses a microchip to monitor her every move, Nelah's perfect life is precarious. After a drug-fueled evening culminates in an eerie car accident, Nelah commits a desperate crime and buries the body, daring to hope that she can keep one last secret. But the truth claws its way into Nelah's life from the grave.
It may turn out to be possible to turn the Shongairi, the aliens who attacked Earth, into our allies against the Hegemony. There's just the small matter of the Shongairi honour code, which makes bushido look like a child's game. We might be able to make them our friends - if we can crush their planetary defenses in the greatest battle we, or they, have ever seen...
In January 2314, Rowena Savalas - a curator of the vast archive of the twenty-first century's primitive internet - stumbles upon a story posted in the summer of 2024. She's quickly drawn into the mystery of the text. Is it autobiography, fantasy or fraud? What's the significance of the recurring number 381? In the story, the protagonist Fairly walks the Horned Road - a quest undertaken by youngsters in her village when they come of age. She is followed by the "breathing man," a looming presence, dogging her heels every step of the way. Everything she was taught about her world is overturned.
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. Lore's job running poisons keeps her in food, shelter, and relative security. But then, when a run goes wrong and Lore's power is revealed, she's taken by a group of Mortem-using warrior-monks working for the Sainted King. Lore fully expects a pyre, but King August has a different plan.
Charlie and her niece Katie are in the peaceful, out-of-the-way seaside town of Hithechurch, England. Charlie is researching a book on the folklore of the area, and the gloomy sea and dangerous caves seem to offer up plenty of material, while Katie is just there to run wild and get some fresh air. But Charlie's research reveals a deeper, darker secret, one that uncovers her own, carefully hidden past. Because young women are going missing again...
Once he drove back the darkness. Once he loved with such passion his name was legend. Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world - and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long-dead. Ellysetta, a woodcarver's daughter, calls to Rain in a way no other ever has.
Set in a world of the near future, the celebrity elite have access to a technology that allows them to make perfect copies of themselves, known as Portraits. These Portraits exist to fulfil all the various duties that come as the price of fame. Our protagonist is the thirteenth copy made of the actress known as Lulabelle Rock. Her purpose is very simple: to track down and eliminate her predecessors.
Ree is a woman with a violent past that she thought she'd left behind. After years of wandering, she and her niece Javani have finally built a small life for themselves at the edge of the known world. But now the land is in turmoil and professional killers have arrived in their town looking for an older woman and child, setting off a desperate chase through deserts, mountains, and mines.
January 1918. Laura Iven was a revered field nurse until she was wounded and discharged from the medical corps, leaving behind a brother still fighting in Flanders. Now home in Halifax, Canada, she receives word of Freddie's death in combat, along with his personal effects - but something doesn't make sense. Determined to uncover the truth, Laura returns to Belgium as a volunteer at a private hospital. Soon after arriving, she hears whispers about haunted trenches, and a strange hotelier whose wine gives soldiers the gift of oblivion.
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 Daretana's greatest mansion, a high imperial officer lies dead - killed, to all appearances, when a tree erupted from his body. Even here at the Empire's borders, where contagions abound and the blood of the leviathans works strange magical changes, it's a death both terrifying and impossible. Assigned to investigate is Ana Dolabra, a detective whose reputation for brilliance is matched only by her eccentricities. At her side is her new assistant, Dinios Kol, magically altered in ways that make him the perfect aide to Ana's brilliance.
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.
Dani Poissant is the daughter and former accomplice of the world's most famous art thief. As a teenager she turned her magic-wielding mother over to the FBI. Ten years later, with Maria still in prison, Dani finds herself approached for a job that only Maria and her crew could pull off - if any of them were still speaking to her.
Cassie Andrews works in a New York City bookshop, shelving books, making coffee for customers until the day one of her favourite customers, a lonely yet charming old man, dies right in front of her. The last book he was reading is the Book of Doors. Inscribed with enigmatic words and mysterious drawings, it promises Cassie that any door is every door. But it is a special book, valued by collectors who will now make Cassie a target.
'Remember Simul' - the last words of a dying man, and the key to mankind's survival. Words which will take Morag, Fogg and their friends on a wild ride through caverns and over mountain tops, into old paintings, to a university unlike any other and up the lethal Tower of No Return. A ride where mythical beasts and legendary monster-hunters - and the forces of a corrupt establishment led by the murderous Cosmo Vane - lie in wait.
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.
Grieving her best friend's recent death, neuroscientist Mariana Pineda's ready to give up everything to start anew. Even her career - after one last week consulting at a top secret particle accelerator. Except the strangest thing happens. A man stops her...and claims they've met before. Carter Cho knows who she is, why she's mourning, why she's there. And he needs Mariana to remember everything he's saying. Because time is about to loop.
Manchuria, 1908. In the last years of the dying Qing Empire, a courtesan is found frozen in a doorway. Her death is clouded by rumours of foxes, believed to lure people by transforming themselves into beautiful women and handsome men. Bao, a detective with an uncanny ability to sniff out the truth, is hired to uncover the dead woman's identity.
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..
The only hope for the casteless is the fallen Protector Ashok Vadal. But Vadal is being held prisoner on the island of Fortress. In order to save those who need him most, he must escape and find his way across the demon-infested sea and return to Thera, the prophet of an illegal and forgotten god. Ashok Vadal, Thera, and the Sons of the Black Sword face foes both human and supernatural, Byzantine political intrigue and bloody hand-to-hand combat, gods and demons alike. But Vadal is a warrior with a warrior's heart, and woe to those who would stand in his way - man, god, demon, or otherwise!
Estevar Borros, one of the legendary sword-fighting magistrates known as the Greatcoats and the king's personal investigator of the supernatural, is no stranger to tales of ghosts and demons. When the fractious monks of the abbey rumored to be the birthplace of the gods begin warring over claims of a new pantheon arising, the frantic abbot summons him to settle the dispute. But Estevar has his own problems: a near-fatal sword wound from his last judicial duel, a sworn knight who claims he has proof the monks are consorting with demons, a diabolical inquisitor with no love for the Greatcoats, and a mysterious young woman claiming to be Estevar's ally but who may well be his deadliest enemy.
67 year old Martin Hench is a self-employed forensic accountant, a veteran of the long guerilla war between people who want to hide money, and people who want to find it. He knows computer hardware, software, high-end databases, the kinds of spreadsheets designed to conceal rather than reveal. He's a world-level expert on the kind of international money-laundering and shell-company chicanery used by Fortune 500 companies, mid-divorce billionaires, and international drug gangs alike. He's not famous, except to the people who matter. But now he's been roped into a job that's more dangerous than anything he's ever agreed to before - and it will take every ounce of his skill to get out alive.
2006. Self-employed forensic accountant Martin Hench spends his downtime on Catalina Island, where scenic, imported bison wander the bluffs and frozen, reheated fast food burgers cost $25. Wait, what? When Marty disrupts a seemingly innocuous scheme during a vacation on Catalina Island, he has no idea he's kicked off a chain of events that will overtake the next decade of his life. Martin has made his most dangerous mistake yet: trespassed into the playgrounds of the ultra-wealthy and spoiled their fun.
Deep in the forgotten hills of Massachusetts stands Saint Perpetua's College. Isolated and ancient, it is not a place for timid girls. Here, secrets are currency, ambition is lifeblood, and strange ceremonies welcome students into the fold. On her first day of class, Laura Sheridan is thrust into an intense academic rivalry with the beautiful and enigmatic Carmilla.
Though the beautiful, crumbling hilltop town of Becchina is half-depopulated, its mayor has taken drastic measures to rebuild - selling abandoned homes to anyone in the world for a single Euro, as long as the buyer promises to live there for at least five years. It's a no-brainer for American couple Tommy and Kate Puglisi. But from the moment they move in, they both feel a shadow has fallen on them.
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.
In 1933, 9 year old Stella is left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, in the backwoods of Tennessee. Soon after she arrives, Stella wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family's personal god, an entity known as the Ghostdaddy. Years later, Stella - now a professional bootlegger - returns for Motty's funeral, and to check on the mysterious ten-year-old girl named Sunny that Motty adopted. Sunny appears innocent enough, but she is more powerful than Stella could imagine.
The Falcons are knights of the Vestal Order, pledged to use their powers to protect the Empire of Talmont from the cruel Vyr and the carnage they have unleashed upon the world. When the Falcons take a Vyr alive, they go against the protocols of the Vestal Order and interrogate him. They are horrified to learn, if the Vyr speaks truly, that the Empire's worst enemy may not be the Vyr - but the Vestal Order itself.
A SPLINDLE SPLINTERED and EVIL QUEEN IN A MIRROR MENDED in one volume.
Michael and Melanie Anderle are hauling a tanker full of oil with their Peterbilt 18-wheeler when they're struck by a temporal irregularity that sends them, the truck, and their daughter back in time a thousand years. The bubble that transports them also grabs a chemist and her two young children, along with half a convenience store in the middle of the United States. But when the shamans of the area decide that this community of temporally displaced persons is a threat to their power, the Anderles find out what it's like to take a Peterbilt to war.
Life is comfortable for a prominent, if schlubby, developer at a New York City blockchain company. That is, until FBI Special Agent Diane Dumenil seeks his help against a bewildering threat. The Delphians, worshippers of the god Apollo, have launched a rogue program on a blockchain. It's offering a crypto bounty to assassinate a European archaeology professor. The developer brushes off the danger until he learns the next target: Himself.
"Mom seems off." Her brother's words echo in Sam Montgomery's ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone. Stepping inside, she quickly realizes home isn't what it used to be. Gone is the warm, cluttered charm her mom is known for; now the walls are painted a sterile white. Her mom jumps at the smallest noises and looks over her shoulder even when she's the only person in the room. And when Sam steps out back to clear her head, she finds a jar of teeth hidden beneath the magazine-worthy rose bushes, and vultures are circling the garden from above.
Robbie Fontaine learns what it means to be pack, to have a home, when he becomes trusted second to Michelle Hughes - the Alpha of all. But when a mission from Michelle sends Robbie into the field, he finds himself questioning where he belongs and everything he's been told. Whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic abound - but who are the traitors and who the betrayed?
Welcome to Apex City, formerly Bangalore, where everything is decided by the mathematically perfect Bell Curve. With the right image, values and opinions, you can ascend to the glittering heights of the Twenty Percent - the Virtual elite - and have the world at your feet. Otherwise you risk falling to the precarious Ten Percent, and deportation to the ranks of the Analogs, with no access to electricity, running water or even humanity.The system has no flaws. Until the elusive "Ten Percent Thief" steals a single jacaranda seed from the Virtual city and plants a revolution in the barren soil of the Analog world.
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.
Together for the first time, all 5 standalone novels from the Hugo and Nebula award - winning writer.
Estranged friends Dean and Bethan meet after five years apart when they are drawn to a network of caves on a remote Arctic island. Bethan and her friends are environmental activists, determined to protect the land. But Dean's group's exploitation of rare earth minerals deep in the caves unleashes an horrific contagion that has rested frozen and undisturbed for many millennia.
Cheesemaker Brie has the world's worst luck in love, which is how she ends up falling for a lactose intolerant werewolf. Who else would accidentally throw a drink at someone's head only to miss entirely and hit a stranger behind them? And who else would have that stranger fall madly in love with them because it turns out that the drink she threw was a love potion? Running her cheese business and dealing with a pirate ship full of demons that just moved into town was hard enough. Now on top of it, she has to convince a werewolf that she's not really his fated mate.
Exes Ward Dunbar and Camille Buhay unexpectedly reconnect years later in London. When they discover they both got the job working opposing shifts, they vow to give their relationship another try. Ward starts the day shift and finds the immortal clientele unusual and dazzling. But when he clocks out at the end of the day, he finds the door locked and himself trapped in the building. After a horrific first night shift contending with restless spirits and ghosts, Camille is also unable to escape.
Late one night, Laura, Daniel, and Mo find themselves beneath the fluorescent lights of a high school classroom, almost a year after disappearing from their hometown, the small seaside community of Lovesend, Massachusetts, having long been presumed dead. Which, in fact, they are. With them in the room is their previously unremarkable high school music teacher, who seems to know something about their disappearance - and what has brought them back again.
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.
Hunt Athalar has found himself in some deep holes in his life, but this one might be the deepest of all. After a few brief months with everything he ever wanted, he's in the Asteri's dungeons again, stripped of his freedom and without a clue as to Bryce's fate. He's desperate to help her, but until he can escape the Asteri's leash, his hands are quite literally tied.
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.
When horror writer Nick Steen gets sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed for real. Forced to fight his escaping imagination - now leaking out of his own brain - Nick must defend the town of Stalkford from his own fictional horrors, including avascular-necrosis-obsessed serial killer Nelson Strain and Nick's dreaded throppleganger, the Dark Third.
A woman's body is found in a river just outside of Lisbon. Inspectors Isabel Reis and Aleksandr Voronov identify the murder victim as Marta Nunes - a youth centre worker who, like Isabel, classifies as Gifted. Born with special abilities, the Gifted are often looked at with a certain level of suspicion. Investigating, Reis discovers she is connected to a number of missing women, all young, all telepathic Gifted, all vanished off the face of the earth.
Croyd Crenson is the Wild Card's greatest failure - and its greatest success. After each hibernation, he awakens with a new appearance and set of powers - sometimes a joker, sometimes an ace, and sometimes a combination of both. Ever since his initial infection in 1946, he's awoken in a singular body - until now. His latest awakening has left him split into six different incarnations, each of them a self-contained piece of the original and each with a unique look and ability.
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?
Trillionaire Igbal Renz has constructed a starship capable of making the twenty-year journey to Alpha Centauri. So why is he stopping at barely one-tenth that distance, with a cargo of a hundred frozen scientists and diplomats? Rumours abound that Renz Ventures, Inc., has made contact with...something. And yet, as deadly stealth ships prowl the space lanes and as the corporate space race threatens to devolve into outright warfare, the Four Horsemen of space industry are discovering firsthand that even in a limitless and lawless frontier, no one can ever be truly self-sufficient.
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.
Riley has not seen a single human face in longer than she can reckon. No faces, no eyes. Not if you want to survive.But when a new neighbor moves in down the road, Riley's overwhelming need for human contact makes her throw caution to the wind. Somehow, in this world where other people can mean a gruesome, bloody death, Ellis makes her feel safe. As they grow closer, Riley's grip on reality begins to slip and she can no longer fight her deepest desires.All Riley wants to do is look.
Seven years ago, everyone in the world went blind in a matter of months. Technology helped people adjust to the new normal, creating a device that approximates vision, downloading visual data directly to people's brains. Homicide detective Mark Owens has been on the force since before The Blinding. When a scientist is murdered, and the only witness insists the killer was blacked out of her vision, Owens doesn't believe her - until a similar murder happens in front of him. With suspects ranging from tech billionaires to anti-modernity cultists - and with the bodies piling up - Owens must conduct an investigation in which he can't even trust his own eyes.
Cady Meade is a veteran taxi pilot on the river Nysis. In her heyday she carried people and goods from the thriving seaports of the estuary into Ludwich, the capital city. But that was years ago. Now she's drunk, holed up in a rundown seaside resort, telling her bawdy tales for shots of rum. All that's about to change, when two strangers seek her out, asking for transport, one of whom - a young girl - is very ill, and in great danger. The other, an artificial being of singular character, has secrets hidden inside his crystal skull.
Seventeen students and staff members have disappeared from Valdegeld University - yet no one has noticed. The answers to this case could be found in the outer reaches of the Jovian system - Mossa's home - and the history of Jupiter's original settlements. But Pleiti's faith in her life's work as scholar of the past has grown precarious, and this new case threatens to further destabilize her dreams for humanity's future, as well as her own.
In the year 2088, the doomsday clock inches towards midnight. The Command, synonymously the World Destroyer, is on the loose. Not even Lamont Cranston, the Shadow's alter ego, knows who he is, but the clock is ticking as people around the world drop dead by the day, with the attack at the World's Fair the most sinister yet. It's up to the Shadow and his band of allies to stop the end of the world...
As a young woman seeks vengeance on the obsessed sorcerer who murdered her because he could not have her, her murderer sends projections of himself out into the world to seek out and seduce women who will return the love she denied--or suffer mortal consequence.
With their father dead and their family home captured, the Argyros siblings have lost everything. In the frozen north, Rhea struggles to wield her newly inherited command over death and to find her place in an increasingly distrustful rebel group. Chrysanthi travels to a distant, war-torn land in search of her elusive brother Nitsos. And Lexos, now stripped of all his power and a political prisoner of the Domina family, is left to rot in a hauntingly desolate palace with nothing but thoughts of revenge.
Known for the brutal act of killing her own children to exact vengeance on her deceitful husband, the Argonauts leader Jason, Medea has carved out a singularly infamous niche in our histories. But what if that isn't the full story?
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.
When Solveig's brother kills a Northern lord's son during a ritual, it is Sol who faces punishment, by being weregild - part hostage, part guest - in the North for a year and a day. As she journeys to her captivity, the forests teem with foul beasts. Her travel companions are not what they seem, and their plans for her magic are shrouded in secrecy.
After Diya Burman's best friend Angie dies she joins Slough & Sons - a family firm that cleans up after the recently deceased. Old love letters. Porcelain dolls. Broken trinkets. Clearing away the remnants of other people's lives, Diya begins to see things. Horrible things. Things that get harder and harder to write off as merely her grieving imagination. All is not as it seems with the Slough family. Why won't they speak about their own recent loss? And who is the strange man that keeps turning up at their jobs?
Ellie Briar is the first non-witch to be born into her family for generations. When her grandmother dies suddenly, Ellie's cousin Audra rises to the position of Briar Witch, propelling Ellie into a new role as an administrator for the witches. As she navigates fresh challenges, an unexpected new ability to see and speak to the dead leads her to uncover sinister family secrets, stories of burnings, lost grimoires and evil spells.
An altered 1920s America. On a snowy night at the end of winter, Joe Barrow and his partner find a body on the roof of a skyscraper. This is Cahokia, the ancient indigenous city beside the Mississippi living on as a teeming industrial metropolis, filled with people of every race and creed. Among them, peace holds. Just about. But that corpse on the roof will spark a week of drama in which this altered world will spill its secrets and be brought, against a soundtrack of jazz clarinets and wailing streetcars, either to destruction or rebirth.
For centuries, the Everlys have seen their best and brightest disappear, taken as punishment for a crime no one remembers, for a purpose no one understands. Their tormentor, a woman named Penelope, never ages, never grows sick - and never forgives a debt. Violet Everly was a child when her mother left on a stormy night, determined to break the curse. When Marianne never returns, Penelope issues an ultimatum: Violet has ten years to find her mother, or she will take her place.
The zealot Bartholomew Claver wields infernal powers bestowed on him by a mysterious demonic patron. If Vonvalt and Helena are to stand against him, they will need friends on both sides of the mortal plane - but such allegiances carry a heavy price. As the battlelines are drawn in both Sova and the afterlife, the final reckoning draws close.
A collection of stories.
The CELESTIAL KINGDOM duology is expanded with this new compilation of stories from before, during, and after the events in DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS and HEART OF THE SUN WARRIOR.
When a fateful mission to apprehend a minor criminal selling dodgy historical artefacts goes very wrong, Commander Hay faces the longest day of her career. An officer is attacked within TPHQ. A prisoner is murdered. And investigations are about to lead to the one place where no officer can legally tread. Worst of all, trouble is brewing for Luke, Jane and Matthew as a shocking revelation threatens to tear Team Weird apart for good....
October 1993. When single mom Eleanor Mazinski goes out a for a much-needed date night, she leaves her two young children - sweet, innocent 6-year-old Ben and precocious, defiant 12-year-old Mira - in the capable hands of their 17-year-old sitter, Amy. The evening starts out normally enough, but by midnight little Ben is in the kitchen standing in a pool of blood, with a dead body at his feet.
There are two Earths. Perfectly ordinary and existing in parallel. There are no doorways between them, no way to cross from one world to another. Unless you're a shifter. Canna and Lily are the same person but they refuse to admit it. Their split psyche has forced them to shift randomly between worlds - between lives and between families - for far longer than they should. But one mind can't bear this much life. It'll break under the weight of it all. Soon they'll experience their final shift and settle at last in one world, but how can they prepare both families for the eventuality of them disappearing forever?
Talinn Reaze and Bee serve as "Breezy," part of the United Colonial Force's elite Artificial Intelligence Troops. Trained for full integration since before Talinn's birth, they exceeded expectations and became one of the premier heavy tanks. When they're thrown to a backwater base without cause, boredom becomes their main enemy - until the world falls out from under their treads and they begin to question everything they've ever known. As they orient to their new reality, they have a decision to make: Uphold the status quo, or risk burning civilization to the ground? Talinn and Bee always did have a fondness for fire.
Since he was a boy, Rae Kelthannis has dreamed of being a stormbinder like his father, with an air elemental stitched into the fabric of his soul and the winds of heaven at his command. Those dreams died when his father, through no fault of his own, fell into disgrace and was banned by the justicars of the Iron Council. The family fled to the edge of the Ordered World, to live in fear in the shadow of encroaching Chaos. When Rae defies his father's orders and attempts to stitch an air elemental to his soul, he instead binds himself to a mysterious wraith. That's when things get complicated and the world starts to fall apart around him. Literally.
Revisit childhood classics, but not as you remember them. Familiar fables are turned on their heads as your beloved heroines finally have their say. Fairy tales, nursery rhymes and children's books are flipped on their head and retold through a feminist lens as one liners, verses and rhyming couplets.
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.
Prince Oak is paying for his betrayal. Imprisoned in the icy north and bound to the will of a monstrous new queen, he must rely on charm and calculation to survive. With High King Cardan and High Queen Jude willing to use any means necessary to retrieve their stolen heir, Oak will have to decide whether to attempt regaining the trust of the girl he's always loved or to remain loyal to Elfhame and hand over the means to end her reign--even if it means ending Wren, too.
Vlad Taltos is in love. With a former assassin who may just be better than he is at the Game. Women like this don't come along every day and no way is he passing up a sure bet. So a wedding is being planned. Along with a shady deal gone wrong and a dead man who owes Vlad money. Setting up the first and trying to deal with the second is bad enough. And then bigger powers decide that Vlad is the perfect patsy to shake up the power structure of the kingdom.
Welcome to Tiankawi - shining pearl of human civilization and a safe haven for those fleeing civil unrest. Or at least, that's how it first appears. But in the semi-flooded city, humans are, quite literally, on top: peering down from skyscrapers and aerial walkways on the fathomfolk - sirens, seawitches, kelpies and kappas - who live in the polluted waters below. And the fathomfolk are tired of it.
Melanie Mooney thought she was just doing her job when she came upon an unusual accident in the deep woods late one night. Acting alone, what she found was nothing like she'd expected. What followed was even more unexpected. Recruited by emissaries of a galaxy-spanning civilization, Melanie is thrust into a world she thought only existed in supermarket tabloids. As the first human in the Galactic Union Medical Corps, she cares for extraterrestrials in desperate need of a medic who can ignore the fact that they're nothing like any patient she's ever seen, even on their best days.
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.
Eveen the Eviscerator's guild is strong, her blades are sharp, and her rules are simple. Those sworn to the Matron of Assassins--resurrected, deadly, wiped of their memories--have only three unbreakable vows. First, the contract must be just. That's above Eveen's pay grade. Second, even the most powerful assassin may only kill the contracted. The third and the simplest: once you accept a job, you must carry it out. So when the Festival of the Clockwork King turns the city upside down, Eveen's newest mission brings her face-to-face with a past she isn't supposed to remember and a vow she can't forget.
Of the billions of greenskins who swarm the galaxy, only the name of one strikes fear into the hearts of human and xenos alike: Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka. The Warlord of Warlords. The Beast of Armageddon. The Prophet of the Waaagh! With his tusks and fists and power claw, he does the holy work of Gork and Mork, and soon all worlds will burn in his boot prints.
As long as Alamaxa continues to allow for the elemental magic of the weavers - and insist on allowing an academy to teach such things - the fundamentalist Zirani will stop at nothing to end what they perceive is a threat to not only their way of life, but the entire world. Two such weavers, Nehal and Giorgina, had come together despite their differences to grow both their political and weaving power. But after the attack, Nehal wakes up in a Zirani prison, and Giorgina is on the run in her besieged city. If they can reunite again, they can rally Alamaxa to fight off the encroaching Zirani threat.
Sixteen years ago, Brigit Weylan's older sister, Emma, walked into the woods in their small hometown of Ellis Creek. She never walked out. Now Brigit travels around the country investigating paranormal activity (and faking the results) with her cameraman, Ian. But when she receives a call from Ellis Creek, she's thrust into the middle ofa search for two missing teenagers.
Imagine Camelot but in Gotham: a city where Arthurian knights are the celebrities of the day, riding on motorbikes instead of horses and competing in televised fights for fame and money. Imagine a city where a young, magic-touched bastard astonishes everyone by becoming king - albeit with extreme reluctance - and a girl with a secret past trains to become a knight for the sole purpose of vengeance.
In the summer of 1995, seven queer kids abandoned by their parents at a remote conversion camp came face to face with it. They survived--but at Camp Resolution, everybody leaves a different person. 16 years later, only the scarred and broken survivors of that terrible summer can put an end to the horror before it's too late. The fate of the world depends on it.
As the Great Rift unfolds in the night sky above Terra and daemons walk upon the birth world of mankind, the Primarch Roboute Guilliman returns, heralding a dark new age. During the breaking storm, Cypher and his band of Fallen escape from the most secure prison in the Imperium. Now loose in the Imperial Palace, they are hunted by warriors of the Dark Angels, forces of the Adeptus Custodes, and Imperial Assassins. But what are Cypher's intentions? Can anything or anyone be trusted?
Stripped of armour, might, and memory, the legendary Forerunner warrior known as the Didact was torn from the physical world following his destructive confrontation with the Master Chief and sent reeling into the mysterious depths of a seemingly endless desert wasteland. But a blue light glints from a thin spire in the far distance...
It's 1995, and Alex Dean has it all. A spot at Cambridge University next year, the love of an amazing woman named Holly and all the time in the world ahead of him. That is until a brutal encounter with a ghost from his past sees him beaten, battered and almost drowning in the Thames. He wakes the next day to find it's 2010 - fifteen years since the fight. After finally drifting off to sleep, Alex wakes the following morning to find it's now 2019, another nine years later. But the next day, it's 1999.
In one volume the award-winning novellas : A POCKETFUL OF CROWS, THE BLUE SALT ROAD and ORFEIA, fully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, with a brand new introduction by the author and three original short stories
Petra Grady has known since adolescence that she has no talent for magic - and that's never going to change. But as a sweeper first-class, she's parlayed her rare ability to handle dross - the damaging, magical waste generated by her more talented kin's spellwork - into a decent life working at the mages' university. But a research project on dross with oblivious but sexy Benedict Strom goes sideways and after an unthinkable accident, she and Benedict are forced to go on the run to seek out the one person who might be able to help, an outcast exiled ten years ago for the crime of using dross to cast spells.
Everyone's favourite 15-year-old ghosttalker, Ropa, arrives at the worldwide Society of Skeptical Enquirers' biennial conference just in time to be tied into a mystery - a locked room mystery, if an entire creepy haunted castle on lockdown counts. One of the magical attendees has stolen a valuable magical scroll. It's up to Ropa (and Jomo and Priya) to sort through the dangerous secret politics and alliances to figure out what really happened.
Nell Ingram draws her powers from deep in the earth, and uses them to help Psy-LED, the Psychometric Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. When a local vampire calls to report a dead body on her compound, Nell knows she and her team have to be ready for anything. But the dead body is just the beginning of a mystery that involves supernaturals of all kinds, including some of the most powerful vampires in the country.
Bound in an unwanted marriage, Freya spends her days gutting fish but dreams of becoming a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband's back. Freya's dreams abruptly become reality when her husband betrays her to the region's jarl, landing her in a fight to the death against his son, Bjorn. To survive, Freya is forced to reveal her deepest secret: She possesses a drop of a goddess's blood, which makes her a shield maiden with magic capable of repelling any attack.
With the realization that a highly intelligent alien race has been trying to send them messages, three rising scientists within the Pacific League of Nations form an uneasy alliance. Fueled by a curiosity to have their questions answered and a fear that other factions within their rival Atlantic Division of Nations would opt for a more aggressive and potentially disastrous military response, the three race to secure first contact with this extraterrestrial life they aren't quite convinced is a threat..
Godkiller Kissen sacrificed herself to vanquish the fire god Hseth, who murdered her family and endangered her friends. But gods cannot be destroyed so easily, and Hseth's power threatens to reform with even greater strength and a thirst for vengeance. As tensions rise throughout the land, the kingdom needs its Godkiller more than ever.
Having a mom like Izzy meant Mia had to grow up fast. No extracurriculars, no inviting friends over, and definitely no dating. The most important rule is to tell no one of Izzy's hunger - the kind only blood can satisfy. When Mia meets rebellious musician Jade she dares to hope she's found a way to leave her home - and her mom - behind.
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.
The Velkwood Vicinity was the topic of occult theorists, tabloid one-hour documentaries, and even some pseudo-scientific investigations as the block of homes disappeared behind a near-impenetrable veil that only three survivors could enter - and only one has in the past twenty years. Talitha Velkwood has avoided anything to do with the tragedy that took her mother and eight-year-old sister -- until now that a new researcher has tracked her down and offered to pay her to come back to enter the vicinity.
In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots - fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They're a family, hidden and safe. The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled "HAP," he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio - a past spent hunting humans. When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio's former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe.
Decades after the voyage of the fabled Argo, the last remaining Argonauts are scattered to the corners of the Greek world. The gods have abandoned Greece. The Sea People are coming...If the Age of Heroes has truly passed, never to be reborn, then great men will fade and pass into legend. Only one man can channel the spirit of the Argonauts and inspire and renew the heroism of old... and it may yet be too late.
Drawn into uneasy alliance with the mysterious vampire Liathe, Gabriel de Leon must now deliver the Holy Grail to ancients of the Blood Esani, and learn the truth of how Daysdeath might be finally undone. But pursued by terrors of the Blood Voss, drawn into warfare between the Blood Dyvok and duskdancers of the frozen Highlands, and ravaged by his own rising bloodlust, Gabriel may not survive to see the Grail learn her truth.
Cherry finds herself stuck in a tower. Turns out, when a dragon holds you hostage, he doesn't just let you get up and leave. Who knew? And just when Cherry thinks she sees hope on the horizon, that hope is smashed to bits by - you guessed it - another damn dragon.
Two years after the USS Voyager's return from the Delta Quadrant, Seven of Nine finds herself rejected for a position in Starfleet...and instead finds a new home with the interstellar rogue law enforcement corps known as the Fenris Rangers. The Rangers seem like an ideal fit for Seven - but to embrace this new destiny, she must leave behind all she's ever known, and risk losing the most important thing in her life: her friendship with Admiral Kathryn Janeway.
1920s Appalachia. Leslie Bruin is assigned to the backwoods township of Spar Creek by the Frontier Nursing Service, under its usual mandate: vaccinate the flock, birth babies, and weather the judgements of churchy locals who look at him and see a failed woman. Forged in the fires of the Western Front and reborn in the cafes of Paris, Leslie believes he can handle whatever is thrown at him - but Spar Creek holds a darkness beyond his nightmares.
Ellie loves working in her local library in the small town of Ligonier. She loves baking scones and investigating the mysterious and captivating in her spare time. Prospero, a powerful witch from the magical land of Crenshaw, is often accused of being ruthless in her goals and ambitions. But she is driven to save her dying homeland, and a prophecy tells her that Ellie is the key. Unbeknownst to Ellie, her powers have not yet awakened. But all of that is about to change.
With her first charge finally back from her decades-long cross-dimensional field trip, with a long-lost husband and adopted daughter in tow, it's time for Mary to oversee the world's most chaotic family reunion. And that's before the Covenant of St. George launches a full scale strike against the cryptids of Manhattan, followed quickly by an attack on the Campbell Family Carnival.
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 torture 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.
At the northern edge of a land ruled by a merciless foreign tyrant lies a wild, forbidden forest ruled by powerful magic. Veris Thorn - the only one to ever enter the forest and survive - is forced to go back inside to retrieve the tyrant's missing children. Inside await traps and trickery, ancient monsters, and hauntings of the past. One day is all Veris is afforded. One misstep will cost everything.
Alefret, the founder of Varkal's pacifist resistance, was bombed and maimed by his own government, locked up in a secret prison and tortured by a 'visionary' scientist. But now they're offering him a chance of freedom. The bloodthirsty zealot Qhudur orders Alefret to infiltrate one of Med'ariz's flying cities, find fellow anti-war activists in the enemy's population, and provoke them into an uprising against their rulers.
Korinna has simple priorities: stay on the Navitas, stay out of trouble, and stay alive. She may be a Redseer, a blind priestess with the power to manipulate space-time, but she is the weakest in her Order. As she takes her place as a navigator on an Imperium ship, Korinna's full destiny is revealed to her. Blood brimming with magic, she is meant to become a weapon of the Imperium, and pawn for the Order that raised her. But when the ship is attacked by the notorious pirate Aster Haran, Korinna's world is ripped apart.
When you don't know The Rules it's hard to stay safe. After a traumatic incident, Aster finds that her blood work comes back with some unusual readings. Unsurprising, as she's the last of an alien race called the Kibsu, though she doesn't know it. She finds herself the focus of a hunt, with her mortal enemies, the Trackers, on one side, and the American government on the other. But help has come from a most unexpected quarter. Whoever finds her first, it won't be good news for Aster, or for the world!
A petty thief known as John Smith was arrested for fraudulent behavior in 1877. In 1852, Adler and Adolf Beck's father died on an expedition to a glacier, and thereafter one became a respected climate scientist, the other a successful opera singer touring the world. Or so he claimed. Police profiler Charles Ramsey also has a twin. It is 2050, and Greg is a journalist reporting on the climate-change inspired conflicts around the world.
January, once a principal in London's Royal Ballet, has become a refugee in Tharsis, the terraformed colony on Mars. He is an Earthstronger, a second class citizen because his body has not adjusted to lower gravity. And now a xenophobic politician named Aubrey Gale wants all Earthstrongers to naturalize, a process that is always disabling and sometimes deadly. But a series of events leads to a five year made-for-the-press marriage between the two. As their romantic relationship develops, the political situation worsens, and January discovers Gale has an enemy, someone willing to destroy all of Tharsis to make them pay - and January may be the only person standing in the way.
Dr. Tyson Klein is a quantum physicist who has dedicated his entire life to his research. At CERN, he analyses data generated by the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator. Now, Ty believes he's found a pattern in its output. It looks like an organised data stream, being broadcast over what he calls a quantum radio.Could it be a signal from another universe? A message sent from the future? Or something else entirely?
Stories set in the aftermath of a Zombie apocalypse, from John Birmingham, Jody Lynn Nye, Sarah A. Hoyt, Dave Freer, Mike Massa and many more.
The three powers in the Spiral are the corporate power of the Trust versus the labour leverage of the Union and, between them, the Guild. Jal "accidentally" lands a ride on Guild ship. Helmed by an AI, with an engineer/medic who doesn't see much of a difference between the two jobs, and a "don't make me shoot you" XO, the Guild crew of the Ambit are in over their heads when they respond to a distress call from an abandoned planet and find a mass grave, and a live programmer who knows how it happened.
In a land ruled by ruthless Fae, 21-year-old Lore Alemeyu's village is trapped in a forested prison. When her village is threatened, Lore makes a desperate deal with a Fae lord. She will leave her home to catalog/organize an enchanted library that hasn't been touched in a thousand years. No Fae may enter the library, but there is a chance a human might be able to breach the cursed doors.
In a kingdom where magic has been lost, Fia is a rare changeling, left behind by the wicked Fair Folk when they stole the High Queen's daughter and retreated behind the locked gates of Tir na nOg. When a hidden gate to the realm is discovered, Fia is tasked by the queen to retrieve the princess Eala and break her curse. But she doesn't go alone. With her is prince Rogan, Fia's dearest childhood friend - and Eala's betrothed.
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.
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?
Fox is a memory editor - one of the best - gifted with the skill to create real life in the digital world. When he wakes up in Field of Reeds Centre for Memory Reconstruction with no idea how he got there, the therapists tell him he was a victim in a terrorist bombing by Khadija Banks, the pioneer of memory editing technology turned revolutionary. A bombing which shredded the memory archives of all its victims, including his husband Gabe. Thrust into reconstructions of his memories exploded from the fragments that survived the blast, Fox tries to rebuild his life, his marriage and himself.
As legions scour the world of superstition with the bright flame of reason, they deliver a mountain of ragged, holed and scorched flesh to the field hospital tents just behind the frontline. There may be found a particularity unorthodox medical unit led by 'the Butcher', an ogre of a man who is a dab hand with a bone-saw and an alchemical tincture. The unit's motley crew of conscripts, healers and orderlies work with unapproved magic, necromancy and demonology which could lead to the unit being disbanded, arrested or worse...
17-year-old Osi is a Junior Peacekeeper in the City of Truth. When the mysterious leader of the Cult of Tutu, known only as the Aleke, commits a massacre in the capitol and steals the sacred God's Eyes, Osi steps forward to valiantly defend his home. For his bravery he is tasked with a tremendous responsibility - destroy the Cult, bring back the God's Eyes, and discover the truth of the Aleke.
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!
Collecting Martha Wells'THE ELEMENT OF FIRE & THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER in a new and revised edition.
Grace Berney is a mid-level bureaucrat in the FDA, a woman who once brimmed with purpose but somehow turned into a middle-aged single mom with a dull government job and a melancholy sense that life has passed her by. That changes on the night a strange photo comes across her desk, of a young woman in a hospital bed who has been subjected to a mysterious procedure. Against orders and against common sense, Grace sets out to bring the girl to safety, and finds herself risking her job, her future, and her life on whether she can find the missing girl before an obsessive and violent mercenary who's also looking.
The Dawnwardens seek to unite the fractious clans of the Fell Folk and create a stronghold from which to retake their land. But even if they can overcome the danger of treachery from within, they still have to contend with the dreadknights. Only the druidess Vika can resist these near-unstoppable foes, and there's only one of her. But what if there was a weapon that could destroy the dreadknights? A weapon of such power it could turn the tide? A weapon that, if it fell into the wrong hands, might mean the end of all hope?
Gregory Roarke and his Kadolian partner Selene work for the Icarus Group, a top-secret government organization hunting for portals created by a long-vanished alien race, portals that can teleport a person hundreds or thousands of light-years in the blink of an eye. But they now have an intriguing offer from criminal boss Robertine Cherno. Cherno will hand over a hitherto unknown portal to the Icarus Group in exchange for Roarke and Selene agreeing to transport an assassin named Nikki across the Spiral.