hc = hardcover, tp = trade (oversized) paperback, [UK ed] = British publication, [CDN ed] = Canadian publication. Default is US publication.
Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
The heroes: Curnden Craw: a ruthless fighter who wants nothing more than to see his crew survive. Prince Calder: a liar and a coward, he will regain his crown by any means necessary. Bremer dan Gorst: a master swordsman, a failed bodyguard, his honour will be restored--in the blood of his enemies. Over three days, their fates will be sealed.
When journalist Lex Falk gets himself chipped into the brain of a combat soldier, he thinks he has the ultimate scoop - a report from the forbidden front line of a distant planetary war, live to the living rooms of Earth. When the soldier is killed, however, Lex has to take over the body and somehow get himself back to safety once more... broadcasting all the way.
A spat between the Free Cities and the Severed Throne is spiraling out of control. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon's Path - the path to war.
Whenever Corine Solomon touches an object, she immediately knows its history. But the future concerns her more when former ally Kel Ferguson walks through her door with a warning for her: the Montoya cartel is coming for her-but they don't just pack guns. They use warlocks, shamans and voodoo priests. And Corine has become enemy number one.
In this new collection of shorter fiction some of Armstrong's most tantalizing lead characters appear alongside her unforgettable supporting players.
Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. Strange things are happening in the claustrophobic town and Maya is determined to get to the bottom of them. Mountain lions start appearing around Maya's home and they won't go away. Her friend Daniel starts getting negative vibes from some people in town. Rafe, the new bad boy in town has dangerous secrets and he is interested in Maya's paw-print birthmark. (First volume in a new young adult series).
San Francisco Bay area reporter Mercy Reynolds is half woman, half air dragon, unable to shift shape but still able to unleash fiery energy. After her friend Rainey enlists her to solve her sister's murder, a horrible accident claims Rainey's life, leaving Mercy only five days to find the killer: if Mercy fails, according to dragon law, Rainey's soul will be doomed to roam the earth for eternity.
As Anasurimbor Kellus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the wastes of the Ancient North, Esmenet finds herself at war with not only the Gods, but also her own family. Achamain, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag expedition to the legendary ruins of Sauglish, and to a truth he can scarcely survive, let alone comprehend. Into this tumult walks the White Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both.
Celeste Jackson's lifelong struggle against a fog of hallucination and substance abuse, turns out to be the work of evil forces. She meets the angel Azrael and learns that a fierce battle for control of the normal realm is brewing and that only Celeste can help. She and Azrael must gather an army of sensitives to defeat the dark powers that have ruled humanity for centuries, but time is running out. Plus Azrael is getting too obsessed with her.
The invading forces of Mankind have driven the Elves out of their capital, taking hundreds as hostages and plundering the sacred jungles of Calaius. The remaining free Elves, under the leadership of the Taigethan warrior Auum, wage a hopeless guerilla war. And though Takaar, Lord of the Taigethan, now returned from self-imposed exile, seems overwhelmed by madness, perhaps salvation will lie with him after all.
The prince of a murdered kingdom, consumed with revenge and driven by an unbreakable curse, Ian is determined to hunt down and destroy every last one of his enemies in the power-hungry snake clan - at any cost, including his life. Or that of his descendant, Donatti. Obsessed by his own rage, Ian has never really taught Donatti how to use his abilities. So when a powerful cult of magic-users captures Ian's wife, the princess Akila, and then Ian himself, Donatti is left alone to take on dozens of half-djinn and their mysterious leader with designs on world domination.
Deep in the green hills of Dorset lies a hidden place of secrets, passion, and fatal conflict.
Ruled by the noble King Marcus Drake, the island kingdom of Grand Braun is an oasis of peace and justice in an imperfect world. At least until the beautiful Queen Jennifer is accused of adultery and murder. In the wrong castle at the wrong time, Eddie finds himself drafted at sword's point to solve the mystery. With time running out, and powerful nobles all too eager to pin the murder on Eddie himself, he must untangle a web of palace intrigues, buried secrets, and bewitching women--before the entire kingdom erupts into civil war.
When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shockwave destroys most of the world's satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. Two more such missiles are ready to be deployed. The only hope is Able One, a modified 747 fitted with a high-powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally to be a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes.
1935. Two writers, Jonathan Langham and Edwrd Vaughn are summoned from London by editor friend Jasper Carnegie to help investigate strange goings on in Hopton Wood. What they discover there - no less than a strange creature from another world - will change their lives for ever. 1999. The novelist Daniel Langham leads a reclusive life on an idyllic Greek island until he meets artist Caroline Platt and finds himself falling in love. But what are the horrors that haunt him?
Long ago, one of the gods fashioned an artifact called the silver tiassa. To Devera the Wanderer, it was a pretty toy to play with. To Vlad Taltos, it was a handy prop for a con he was running. To the Empire, it was a tool to be used against their greatest enemies--the Jenoine. To the Jhereg, it was a trap to kill Vlad. The silver tiassa, however, had its own agenda.
A young African slave in Renaissance Europe attempts to escape her apprenticeship to an ancient necromancer and finds herself afflicted with a terrible curse. To lift it she needs a mysterious tome her tutor has hidden somewhere on the war-torn continent. Her quest is tied to three strangers: the artist Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, the alchemist Dr. Paracelsus, and a gun-slinging Dutch mercenary. As Manuel paints her macabre story on canvas, plank, and church wall, the young apprentice becomes increasingly aware that death might be the least of her concerns.
While developing a new system to maintain the town's defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires' powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville's "unique" situation. But when people in town start forgetting who they are-including the vampires-Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself...and Morganville.
Sonea, a Black Magician of Kyralia, is desperate to find her missing son, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever. And besides, an old friend is in need of her help. Most of her friend's family has been murdered - the Thieves are waging a deadly underworld war, and it appears they have been doing so with magical assistance.
The Prophetsy, a theocracy based on slavery and terror, has ruled over most of the "Ark" for longer than anyone now living can remember, and it has just succeeded in conquering the few remaining free regions of the ship. Yet there are chinks in the monolithic tyranny...
Bren, the aiji-dowager Ilisidi, and Tabini's young son Cajeiri are all at the country estate of Naiji when rebel clans infiltrate the estate of Lord Geiji. Geiji joins them from the atevi space station. All under one roof, they pose an irresistible target for the enemy.
Ilisidi, Tabini's powerful grandmother, sends Bren and his bodyguards from besieged Najida to the palace of Machigi, the young leader of the Marid. Ilisidi, however, has given him no instructions. Are Bren's own native talents enough to allow him to negotiate with the understandably suspicious Machigi?
Edie Sha'nim and her bodyguard lover, Finn, try to flee the tyranny of the Crib empire to the Fringe worlds. But she is recaptured and forced to cooperate - or else watch Finn die. Yet she cannot stand by while the oppressors enslave the innocent, nor can she resist the lure of Scarabaeus, the first world she tried to save, when researchers discover what appears to be an evolving intelligence.
Though Prince Jehal has murdered, poisoned, and betrayed his way to the top, there are still disenchantments. He feels more for the wife he married for power than perhaps he should and his lover knows it. And those loyal to the old regime are still plotting, and there are rumours that the Red Riders, heralds of revolution and doom are on the ride. And still no one has found that famed white dragon which, if it lives, will long ago have recovered from the effects of the drug fed to the dragons of the realms to keep them docile, to block their memories of a time when they ruled and the world burned.
11 stories and novellas from the author of the ongoing Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and the multi-volume Gap Cycle.
Jackie Rutledge has seen her share of supernatural killers. Jackie seeks the help of P.I. Nick Anderson and his impish ghost and sexy vampire teammates. Jackie's investigation leads them into a vengeful game reaching back centuries and a malevolent force that has put the city on the edge of panic.
Iranian scientist Nasim Golestani uses techniques and data from the Human Connectome Project -- a project to map the wiring of the human brain -- to embark on a program to create more life-like virtual characters and give Zendegi, a virtual, an unbeatable edge over competitors. When tragedy strikes the family of journalist Martin Seymour, he turns to Nasim, seeking a solution that no one else can offer ... but Zendegi is about to become a battlefield.
Kraljica Allesandra sits on the Sun Throne of a much-diminished Holding empire, while her son Jan rules the rival Coalition of Firenzcia. The schism between them threatens to tear apart the realm when they need solidarity the most. Facing powerful threats, from the rising influence of the Numetodo sect to the fundamentalist preacher Nico Morel, as well as the army of Tehuantin from across the sea, Allesandra and Jan must each find a pathway to survival for themselves and their people.
Jim Dasher, agent of the Conclave of Shadows, discovers bloody evidence of a horrific sacrifice in a hidden desert fortress. Barely escaping with his life, he alerts the great magician Pug and the rest of the Conclave. Still in mourning following the loss of his wife and son to the demon legion, Pug must put aside personal pain as he leads the Conclave and their allies-two renegade Star Elves and an untested young Knight-Adamandt - against this latest threat to their world.
Pug - now Midkemia's most powerful sorcerer - faces a major magical cataclysm that forces him to question everything he's ever held as true and dear...including the loyalty of his beloved son Magnus.
All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday. The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.
Having heard nothing of Horace since he departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission, his friends Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will go in search and find him entangled in a military coup. Determined to protect the imperial throne, Will and his band of Araluens must piece together and train a force in order to fend off the master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor.
With Gustvaus Adolphus sidelined by injuries suffered in the Polish War, the new Prime Minister of the USE and the Swedish Chancellor are forcing their reactionary policies on the USE. Unrest spreads everywhere until revolution explodes in Saxony. Mike Stearns is faced with a terrible choice.
When two college freshmen decide to spend Spring Break using their magic to fleece the gambling tables of Las Vegas, little do they imagine that Vegas harbors some magical secrets of its own... And of course what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - alive or dead.
Series conclusion. More by chance than good judgment, the young emperor has won his first battle. The rebels have retreated from the coastal city of Santung--but they'll be back. Distracted by his pregnant concubine, the emperor sends a distrusted aide, Ping Wen, to govern Santung in his place. There, the treacherous general will discover the healer Tien, who is obsessed with a library of sacred mage texts and the secrets concealed within--secrets upon which, Ping Wen quickly realizes, the fate of the whole war may turn.
Peter Octavian, once a vampire, now a powerful mage, has been living a quiet life in San Francisco. But when the barrier that used to prevent demons and monsters from entering the world has fallen, Octavian is compelled to do what he can to hold back the darkness.
The maimed warrior-woman Taeauna has been captured by the evil wizard Malraun, who has taken her to his bed - while Malraun's armies conquer Falconfar, castle by castle and hold by hold. Rod Everlar, the fell "Dark Lord" of legend and supposedly able to hurl world-shattering spells, is feared and hated by everyone... but can't cast a single spell. Beset by the wizards, their armies, and the dragonlike monsters they command, Rod finds his luck running out as his ruthless foes discover a new world to conquer: our Earth.
Matthew Swift has been summoned to the dead body of Oda, warrior of The Order and known associate of Swift. There's a hole in her heart and the symbol of the Midnight Mayor drawn in her own blood --but she is still walking and talking.
A weapon of the Old Ones, from the time of the First Sun, has been found in a region of space. It must be investigated, then tamed or destroyed to keep it from the hands of opposing powers. Gretchen Anderssen, freelance archeologist and specialist in First Sun artifacts, has been hired by her old mentor Green Hummingbird, agent of the Mirror Service, to join him in the study. They will be joined by old friends, and some old enemies as well.
After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.
The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating "unmentionables." But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love - and for everyone to live happily ever after.
Sir Richard Burton shuttles from a haunted mansion to a Bedlam madhouse, from South America to Australia, from seances to a labyrinth. He struggles with opponents and inner demons and he meets such figures as the philosopher Herbert Spencer, Florence Nightingale, and the father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
21 dark tales written especially for this volume from such acknowledged masters of horror fiction as Clive Barker, Heather Graham, and Chuck Palahniuk.
Drothe has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers in the employ of a crime lord while smuggling relics on the side. But when an ancient book falls into his hands, Drothe finds himself in possession of a relic capable of bringing down emperors-a relic everyone in the underworld would kill to obtain.
The frozen land at the north of the world was once ruled by a legendary nation of superhuman warriors. But that age has passed, leaving ancient clans to struggle for dominance as supernatural forces beyond their control threaten their very existence. Amid the chaos of world-changing violence, unlikely heroes emerge. An unwanted warrior, a forsaken woman of power, the betrayed widow of a slain clan chief: these are the heroes rising to claim what has been taken from them and to reshape the world.
Shen Tai is the son of General Shen Gao, who led the forces of the Imperial Kitai against their western enmies from Tagur twenty years before. Forty thousand on both sides perished beside a remote mountain lake. After his father's death, Tai spent two years in official mourning, alone at the battlesite laying to rest the unburied bones of the dead. The White Jade Princess in Tagur has sent him 250 Sardian horses, in recognition of his courage and honour done to the dead. This unthinkably magnificent gift sends Tai east toward the imperial capital. Recommended.
Technologically reanimated corpses are frontline soldiers engaged in a neverending war. Agent Nico Wachalowski uncovered a conspiracy that allowed Samuel Fawkes, the scientist who created them, to control them beyond the grave. And now Fawkes has infected untold thousands with new technology, creating an undetectable army that will obey his every command-a living army that just might represent the future of humanity.
Super-Being Exterminator Kitty Katt and the Alpha Centaurian she loves, Jeff Martini, should be finalizing their wedding plans. But that was before she discovers Jeff is in line to become Emperor back on his home world. Kitty knows she is everything a royal family wouldn't approve of, and is bracing herself for the worst. As it turns out, the royal family is just the beginning. Especially when extraterrestrial Amazonion terrorists are determined to start and end Kitty and Jeff's nuptial festivities with a bang.
If Balboa is to finish the job of freeing itself from the Tauran Union, everything and everyone will have to be dedicated to the task. This is the story of the Tercio Amazona, the Amazon Regiment.
With the magics of the Vaitura, and Altimere's retribution arrayed against her, Becca escapes with only her horse, a mad forest-living Brethren, and her freed magical servant Nancy at her side. Worse, the recovered legendary hero Longeye, long beloved of the Vaitura's forest folk and creatures, has re-armed at Sian's bidding, and knows most of all about Becca that she is both dangerous, and of the same folk who cruelly tortured him and slew his lover before his eyes.
A major collection of never-before-published tales of war and warriors from some of today's most popular writers, including Joe Haldeman, Steven Saylor, Tad Williams, Cecelia Holland, Robert Silverberg, and George R.R. Martin.
Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online. And find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and can he crash on their couch for a few days? Throw in a heartbroken love goddess and an ancient deity bent on revenge and not even the gods can save Teri and Phil.
Prequel to APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD. Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters: dead, rotting, and hungry. The Zombie hordes circle like sharks and the human survivors scramble to the rooftops for safety. Emergency Ops sergeant Eleanor Norton has her work cut out for her as she salvages rescue boats and gathers explosives. The flesheaters increase their ranks and Eleanor and her band need to rescue the remaining survivors into the quarantine zone or they will all be dead meat.
In the secret lockup of the Authority, the council that decides what can and can't be done with magic, an undead magic user has possessed one of the prisoners. He wants his freedom-and then some. Now Allie Beckstrom and her lover, Zayvion, are the first line of defense against the chaos he's about to unleash on the city of Portland.
Lyonya's Kieri Phelan is being hounded to marry and provide his kingdom with an heir - but a strange rift has developed between him and his grandmother and co-ruler, the immortal elven queen known as the Lady. And then there is the ex-pirate Alured, who schemes to seize Kieri's throne for himself - and Mikeli's, too, while he's at it.
Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone - the last city in England. He's lived this long because he's a man of rules and logic. For example, getting involved = a bad idea. But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he's saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London. And clearly saving the girl = getting involved. Now, the equation of Petrovitch's life is looking increasingly complex. Russian mobsters + Yakuza + something called the New Machine Jihad = one dead Petrovitch. But Petrovitch has a plan - he always has a plan - he's just not sure it's a good one.
Outlawed and exiled from his home, Ringil has only one place left to turn: Yhelteth, city heart of the southern Empire, where perhaps he can seek asylum with the kiriath half-breed Archeth Indamaninarmal, former war comrade and now high-up advisor to the Emperor Jhiral Khimran II.
Seattle detective Joanne Walker attends a dance concert with her sexy boss and is changed into a coyote. If this were not enough, homeless people are disappearing, a mystical murder puts her way outside her jurisdiction, and with the full moon coming on it's looking like the killer is a creature that can't possibly exist.
Ensign Thomas Innes Loch Kinago, a young crumb from the upper crust and fresh from the Academy, is given his first command. But a charismatic leader has arisen who seems able to control the minds of everyone he meets and may be on his way to taking over the galaxy. Is Kinago's aristocratic bearing and unconscious snobbery up to such a challenge? Luckily, his constant companion, the unflappable Parsons, is on hand to look after his young, impulsive master.
With the three children of prophecy-the seers Spar and Graize, and the warrior Brax-now grown, and the young God Hisar ready to stake his claim to a place in the pantheon of Anavatan, a time of chaos and change is fast approaching. For only if sworn enemies Spar and Graize can come together as Hisar's priests will the God stand any chance of surviving the coming battles with both the hungry spirits seeking to devour him, and the war with the mortal invasion fleet, which is even now sailing for Anavatan.
Saddened because they have left one of their number in a grave in the wilderness, Harold and his companions continue their journey to the dreaded underground palace of Hrad Spein. There, knowing that armies of warriors and wizards before them have failed, they must fight legions of untold, mysterious powers before they can complete their quest for the magic horn that will save their beloved land from The Nameless One. But before they can even reach their goal, they must overcome all manner of obstacles, fight many battles...and evade the frightful enemies on their trail.
Sarah Beauhall spends her free time fighting in a medieval re-enactment group, but has a night job as a props manager for low-budget movies. She must repair a blade for one of those movies, and one of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that's when things start to get weird. Could the sword really be magic, as the "dwarf" claims? Are dragons really living among us as shapeshifters? And then, as her personal life begins to fall apart, one of the dragons makes a move.
Pompeii, two millenia after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, is a popular theme park eagerly awaiting the celebration of the big anniversary. But Vesuvius can still erupt, and even more worrisome are the terrorists who wish to draw attention to their cause.
Lila Black faces her greatest challenge yet as she takes herself, her dead lover and the AI in her head into death's realm.
The emerging consciousness that calls itself Webmind has come to the attention of WATCH, a secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States, and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind is a risk to national security and want it purged from cyberspace.
The advent of Webmind--a vast consciousness that emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web (WWW) is changing everything. Webmind seems to be a boon to humanity but Colonel Peyton Hume, the Pentagon's top expert on artificial intelligence, is convinced that Webmind is a threat. He turns to the hacker underworld to help bring Webmind down. The hackers are dying mysteriously and Colonel Hume suspects Webmind is killing them before they mount an attack. Caitlin Decter, the once blind math genius who discovered Webmind desperately tries to protect her friend. Can this new world of wonder survive or will everything, including Webmind, come crashing down? Recommended.
The world lies devastated after the massive oil crisis that was described in Last Light. Human society has more or less entirely broken down and millions lie dead of starvation or disease. There are a few communities that have managed to fashion a new way of living but not every survivor has the same vision of a better future than their catastrophic past.
Raine Benares is a seeker who finds lost things and people. Ever since the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that has given her unlimited power, has bonded to her, the goblin king and the elves have wanted to possess its magic themselves. Which means a goblin thief and her ex-fiance-an elven assassin-are after her. To survive, she'll need the help of her notorious criminal family.
Marielle is an angel cast down from heaven for disobedience. Trapped in mortal form, she finds a protector in Connor, a Scottish vampire haunted by a dark past. These feelings she has for him -- is this the work of a demon luring her into hell, or has this angel found heavenly bliss?
Is Ralf, the comedian from the future, just doing schtick, or is he what he claims to be, an emissary sent back from a terminal future to save the human race from its own stupidity through laughter? Or could he even be something more? Maybe much more?
Lenk and his companions set forth to take the relic away from Ulbecetonth, the Kraken Queen. But haunted by their pasts, plagued by their gods, tormented by their own people, gripped by madness, missing a finger or two, afflicted with corns and ingrown toenails and premature baldness, their greatest foes may be themselves.
Young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to beautiful bride of Koschei the Deathless, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power.
Celia West, only daughter of the heroic leaders of the superpowered Olympiad, has spent the past few years estranged from her parents and their high-powered lifestyle. Then she is called into her boss' office and told that as the city's top forensic accountant, Celia is the best chance the prosecution has to catch notorious supervillain the Destructor for tax fraud. In the course of the trial, Celia's troubled past comes to light and family secrets are revealed as the rift between Celia and her parents grows deeper.
New York, invaded by monstrous fusions of meat and machinery, is defended by a private army that makes Blackwater look like the Red Cross and ravaged by a disfiguring plague that gifts its victims with religious rapture while it eats them alive. Our hero was thrown into this meat grinder without warning, without preparation, and his whole squad was mowed down the moment they stepped onto the battlefield. Now it's not only the aliens that are gunning for him, but his own kind is hunting him as a traitor. He has a sneaking suspicion they could be right.
Dark forces are gathering in the shadowy depths, and the whole city is under threat. The former street-nick, Tom, embarks on a journey to discover the source of the great river Thair, said to be the ultimate power behind all of Thaiburley. Accompanying him are the assassin Dewar and the young Thaistess Mildra. It soon becomes evident that their journey has more significance than any of them realise, as past secrets catch up with them and unknown adversaries hunt them... to the death!
Sisters Serena and Meteora, having played a prank that angered the Faerie Queen, were separated and banished to the mortal realm. There a sympathetic Meteora bonds with a troubled young girl with an ornate tattoo on her neck, recognizing it as a magic symbol that will surely bring danger down on them all. Serena, meanwhile, takes in a tortured homeless boy whose mind is plagued by dark visions that point to a rising power that could tear asunder both fairy and human worlds. Recommended.
Keeper knows the ways of nature; Rebel is a headstrong girl as brave as any man; Craft is a cunning inventor; and Crenelle uses her seductive charms to defend her people. Through their eyes we see how some of the most crucial moments in human history have been driven by natural forces, from the great ice ages of prehistory to the droughts and plagues that have destroyed history's proudest civilizations. And we witness a harsh but hopeful future in which humanity at last transcends the devastating effects of climate change.
Short stories. Christopher Anvil considers the unintended consequences of technological innovation: the upside and downside of marvelous new gadgets, as told by a master of science fiction adventure with a prescription for fun.
Archeologist Annja Creed is instructed to travel to Ireland and return with fairie footage. She figures it is a joke; however, people have vanished and she realizes that more is at play than mythical wee folk. Annja is torn between her roles as an archeologist and a warrior. Can her powerful sword protect her from the threat of violence?
When Maggie Graham lost her job and her apartment fell to pieces, she decided to flee New York City for a while and hide in Vermont, at the Crossroads Theatre. She hadn't planned to audition, yet soon found herself part of the summer stock cast. But her previous acting experiences couldn't prepare for the theater's unusual staff - and its handsome, almost otherworldly director.
Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert remains a death pit of scorching heat, canines and grim odds. Ryan Cawdor and his group survive the trek there, only to be drugged, robbed, and left for the slave trade. The companions must rely on each other to challenge the enemy and settle the score.
In the fetid swamps of Louisiana, the dead rise, commanded by their new queen. Facing off against an army of zombies, Kane, Grant and Bridgid must somehow kill the undead. If they fail, the crazed voodoo priestess will infect her minions with a pre-dark biological weapon designed to destroy all life on earth.
Victoria's England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown's clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest.
With the assistance of one of the Culture's most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje, one of the Intagliated, finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it's about to erupt into reality. Recommended.
It's the year 2030. The oceans have risen rapidly, and soon the entire planet will be submerged. But the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away gives those who remain alive hope. Only a few will be able to make the journey. Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates. If she makes the cut, she will live. If not, she will be left to face a watery death.
Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual and unbelievable. When she finds the bodies of five women in the Florida Everglades, Sylvie believes them to be the work of a serial killer and passes the buck. But when the bodies wake and shift shape, killing the police, Sylvie finds herself at the head of a potentially lethal investigation.
PI Nikki Glass, a descendent of Artemis, can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can't die. Her new "friends" include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she's a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them.
After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble. There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare-knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other - or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire, accompanied by her friends and frenemies, to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville.
The Alliance woke Captain John "Black Jack" Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now Fleet Admiral Geary's victory has earned him the adoration of the people-and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing. Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup-so he can't help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being deliberately sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.
Living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about their unique magic. But the Traitors are reluctant to trade their secrets for the Healing they so desperately want. Meanwhile, Sonea searches for the rogue, knowing that Cery cannot avoid assassination forever. The rogue's influence over the city's underworld, however, is far greater than she feared. And in the University, two female novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy is found within...
Far from the land of her birth, Moirin sets out across Tatar territory to find Bao, the proud and virile Ch'in fighter who holds the missing half of her "diadh-anam, " the divine soul-spark of her mother's people. After a long ordeal, she not only succeeds, but surrenders to a passion the likes of which she's never known. But the lovers' happiness is short lived, for Bao is entangled in a complication that soon leads to their betrayal.
A modern day take on the Greek myth of Persephone. Eighteen year old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save her life, her mother's life and the life of her captor.
Ex-con Jake Sullivan's ability to alter the force of gravity in himself and objects in his vicinity keeps him free, working for the Bureau of Investigation when they need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical talents. But the last operation he was sent along to help with went completely wrong. There is a secret war being waged by opposing forces of magic-users, and Jake had no idea that he had just attracted the attention of one side, whose ruthless leaders were of the opinion that Jake was far too dangerous to be permitted to live.
Vampire queen Betsy Taylor makes a deal with the devil in order to discover the secrets of the Book of the Dead. Just one catch: she and her sister must go to hell to do it. Just long enough to make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer, and take a detour through time.
With the help of a mentor and an anonymous benefactor, Jilly Coppercorn has overcome abuse, addiction, and a stint in juvie. Though she still struggles to stay clean, she has found safety and love in a newly formed family that includes her loyal best friend, a lovely artist, and her caseworker. But then her best friend from the bad old days rides in on a motorcycle and takes Jilly to a beautiful, mysterious city full of wonderful opportunities. It seems perfect at first, until Jilly discovers that it was a one-way trip - and she still has unfinished business in Newford.
After a night of riots and fires, the Boston neighborhood known as the Weird is in ruins. And when a body is found drained of its essence, ex-Guild investigator Connor Grey is drawn into the case against his will. And he has reason to be wary. Because the case will lead to an explosive secret that threatens to tear apart the city - and the world.
Far in the north, a group of magicians perform a strange dance on a volcanic island intended to open a gateway for supernatural creatures that will allow them to devastate the whole Earth and destroy all life. Not knowing the cause, two young men, Corylus and Varus, and two women, Hedia and Alphena, each separately pursue the answer to mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure disaster in the great city of Carce, the center of civilization.
Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired Elektra LaFleur to trap Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Elektra is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as Gin's own Ice and Stone powers. But Mab wants Elektra to to take out Gin's baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. The only problem is, Bria has no idea that Gin's her long-lost sibling -- or that she's the murderer that Bria's been chasing through Ashland for weeks.
Series conclusion. The Immortal Lord Cayal and his former lover, the mortal Lady Arkady, both seek the mysterious Chaos Crystal. Arkady has been captured by Jaxyn, a Tide Lord who opposes Cayal and is seeking the Crystal for his own nefarious schemes. Arkady escapes, and once again pursues the Crystal--for if the gem falls into the hands of the Immortals, what will become of humanity?
All the world's technology comes to a stop overnight. Looting, food riots and insurrection engulf the globe as the End Time descends. A small mountain village in the American South is humanity's last hope.
Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand years. Invaders crushed the original inhabitants, and ancient powers have reluctantly given way to newer magics. But Ember was to change all this with a wedding to bind these warring peoples together - until her husband-to-be is murdered by a vengeful elemental god, who sees peace as a breach of faith. Set on retribution, she enlists the help of Ash, son of a seer, and they pit themselves against elementals of fire and ice in a last attempt to end the conflicts that have scarred their past.
Alien invaders have chosen to make the human colonized world their new home. Quick learners, they have learned from human technology. They now know all about reactionless drives, so much more efficient than rocket engines. And they have learned about the jump points which make faster-than-light travel possible. With that knowledge, they plan to conquer the entire inhabited region of the galaxy - unless the old alliance of humans and other beings can stop them.
Bodies are hitting the streets of L.A. -- just as they always do -- but this time they are getting right back up. The mobbed-up outfit of magicians lead by Shanar Rashan may be the strongest in the city but even they are not immune to the zombies. Domimo Riley, lieutenant of the outfit, will have to team up with Adan Rashan, the boss's son.
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...
Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. He wields a magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. A very angry and very determined Celtic God also wants that sword and has finally tracked him down. Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
A collection of stories written under the authors name and pseudonym.
Like it or not, Emily has fallen in love with Dreadnought Stanton, a New York Warlock as irresistible as he is insufferable. Newly engaged, she now must brave Dreadnought's family and the magical elite of the nation's wealthiest city. Not everyone is pleased with the impending nuptials, especially Emily's future mother-in-law, a sociopathic socialite. But there are greater challenges still: confining couture, sinister Russian scientists, and a deathless Aztec goddess who dreams of plunging the world into apocalypse. With all they must confront, do Emily and Dreadnought have any hope of a happily-ever-after?
Buckler the hare, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, must save the youngsters of Redwall Abbey - kidnapped by the vile Vilaya the Sable Quean - and stop the villain's conquest of Mossflower Wood.
After the Wicca virus destroyed nature and drove billions to madness and suicide, one commodity is far more valuable than all others combined: female children. When well-armed marauders attack a compound of survivors, Jessie is unable to stop the slaughter or prevent the abduction of innocents, including her youngest child. Now, along with her outraged teenage daughter, Bliss, Jessie must set out on a journey across a blasted landscape - joining up with the desperate, the broken, the half-mad, on an impossible mission: to storm the fortress of a dark and twisted religion and bring the children home.
Willow Tate is a Viaualizer, able to draw images of beings from the realm of Faerie, bringing them from their world to ours in the process. After a ten-foot-tall red troll follows from Manhattan to the Hamptons, Willow realizes that many of her relatives and neighbours possess psychic talents. So when magic and mayhem return to Paumanok Harbor, Willow enlists the local talent to rescue the town. Three magical mares are searching for a missing colt, and their distress is causing sleepless nights, bad tempers, and dangerous brawls among the gifted but peculiar residents. Even with sexy horse whisperer, Ty Farraday, to help in rescuing the kidnapped colt whose terror only Willow can feel, she still has to struggle with snakes, drug dealers, tourists, hidden caves, and a mad scientist.
He inherited a watchmaker's store -- and a whole heap of trouble. But idle sometime-musician George has little talent for clockwork. And when a shadowy figure tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.
Having acquired a device for themselves, the brutish Morlocks return from the desolate far future to Victorian England to cause mayhem and disruption. But the mythical heroes of Old England have also returned, in the hour of the country's greatest need, to stand between England and her total destruction.
"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten." Thus begins "The Meowmorphosis" - a bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy new edition of Kafka's classic nightmare tale, from the publishers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!" Meet Gregor Samsa, a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. His life goes strangely awry when he wakes up late for work and discovers that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. His family freaks out: Yes, their son is OMG so cute, but what good is cute when there are bills to pay? And how can Gregor be so selfish as to devote all his attention to a scrap of ribbon? As his new feline identity threatens to eat away at his personality, Gregor desperately tries to survive this bizarre, bewhiskered ordeal by accomplishing the one thing he never could as a man: He must flee his parents' house.
The last of a dying breed, Wistala and her dragon siblings were born in the safety of a mountain cave. But when her home is attacked, she finds herself forced into independence - and cut off from her family. Now Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind, and bring her wrath to those who would destroy them.
Justin Cord is now exiled from Earth to the outer planets where he is a heroic figure. The corporate society which is headquartered on Earth wants to destroy Justin and reclaim hegemony over the outer planets.
Carrera's won his war, and inflicted a horrific revenge upon his enemies. But the Tauran Union is planning an attack. The criminals of neighbouring states are already attacking, and threatening to embroil him in a war with the planet's premier power. His only living son is under fire among the windswept mountains of Pashtia. An enemy fleet is hunting his submarines. His organization has been infiltrated by spies. One of the two governments of his adopted country, Balboa, is trying to destroy everything he's built and reinstitute rule by a corrupt oligarchy.
A prophecy tells the Viking King Authun that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods. If he takes the child and raises him as an heir, the child will lead his people to glory. In a raid, Authun discovers not one child, but twin baby boys. He takes the children and their mother home, back to the witches who live on the troll wall and places his destiny in their hands.
Newly revised and presented here in book form for the first time, this Nebula Award-winning story tells of two captive "dirt children" in a society of sword and silk, whose determination to find a glimpse of justice leads to a violent and loving end. Also included is the nonfiction essay "Staying Awake While We Read" which demolishes the pretensions of corporate publishing and the basic assumptions of capitalism, and "Outspoken Author Interview," which reveals the hidden dimensions of America's best-known sci-fi author.
PLAN B and I DARE in one volume.
On Earth, Pearl Bright, the Tiger, is attacked -- is this treachery by our world's magical traditions or has one of the Orphans betrayed her? Brenda Morris learns of the Orphans' dangers when it is nearly too late, but along with the sidhe, who are drawn to her Irish heritage, Brenda risks her life to help rescue those trapped in the Lands.
Ysole de Bouchier is still coming to terms with the dragon part of her, while at the same time trying to free a friend of Baltic, her Black Dragon lover, from the Weyr, get Baltic to meet with the dragons who want him dead, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, raise the shade of the man everyone says killed her, and once and for all clear Baltic's name of the murder charges that continue to plague him. For Ysolde, being a dragon is starting to bite...
When sidhe-blooded Genny Taylor's friend is murdered and all evidence points to her, she goes on the run. But she's being pursued by some of the most powerful supernaturals in town - and one of them is most certainly the killer.
The second book in an epic fantasy series, in which the fate of a world rests in the hands of a woman who must rescue the knight she loves...
In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak. Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language. When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties - to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.
Theorem: Petrovitch has a lot of secrets. Proof: Secrets like how to make anti-gravity for one. For another, he's keeping a sentient computer program on a secret server farm - the same program that nearly destroyed the Metrozone a few months back. Theorem: The city is broken. Proof: The people of the OutZone want what citizens of the Metrozone have. And then burn it to the ground. Now, with the heart of the city destroyed by the New Machine Jihad, the Outies finally see their chance. Theorem: These events are not unconnected. Proof: Someone is trying to kill Petrovitch and they're willing to sink the whole city to do it.
The story of Blackbeard the pirate and his crew of zombies. Piracy, voodoo, and a visit to the Fountain of Youth in the 18th century Caribbean.
When a fallen angel lands on his dissecting table, Quillan realizes his life is at risk. Home is on Neon Heights, one level of Spearpoint, a vast, soaring structure of unknown origin, housing the last remnants of human civilization on the last human world; and now Quillan must leave it if he is to survive -- but beyond Spearpoint is a whole different world. Recommended.
Tyler Vernon, and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station "Troy," face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.
A near future civil war tears the UK apart as new technologies allow the world's first truly democratic army to take on the British army and wrest control from the powers that be.
A chance find allows independent contractor Jack Holloway to cut himself into ZaraCorp's exploitation of the planet Zarathustra. However, ZaraCorp's entire legal right to the verdant Earth-like planet, requires that Zarathustra has no sentient species. Then a small furry biped--trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute--shows up at Jack's outback home. Followed by its family. Knowing ZaraCorp, Jake recognizes this to be an endangered species.
Sasha seeks to avoid her worst nightmare: her own people are insisting that she - and not her brother Damon - should assume the Lenay throne and lead them in the greatest battle that Rhodia has ever seen.
Finn lives a double life, and through the Doorway lies another London, and now both worlds are in grave danger. The Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. A black storm is coming, bringing madness with it, and young Finn is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Can he save Existence?
Eons ago, the powerful Homo Nocturnis ruled the earth. While their numbers have been greatly reduced, they still exist - though not as purebreds. Adrian Breze is one such being. Wealthy and reclusive, he is more Shadowspawn than human. But he rebelled against his kind, choosing to live as an ordinary man. Now, to save humanity, he must battle the dark forces of the world, including those in his own blood.
Adrian Breze defied his own dark heritage as a near-purebred Shadowspawn for years, until his power-hungry sister Adrienne kidnapped his human lover Ellen. Now, Adrienne is dead, and the Council of Shadows is gathering its strength. To stop the Council from launching an apocalypse, Adrian and Ellen must ally with the Brotherhood, a resistance group dedicated to breaking the Council's hold on humankind...by any means necessary. In the coming confrontation, Adrian must fight not only the members of the Council but also his own nature-and, as he will come to suspect, traitors within the Brotherhood itself...
The notorious con-men Darger and Surplus have lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy. But once in Muscovy they find that an audience with the Duke seems impossible to obtain, and quickly become entangled in a morass of deceit and revolution. The only thing more dangerous than the convoluted political web surrounding Darger and Surplus is the gift itself, the Pearls of Byzantium, and Zoesophia, the governess sworn to protect their virtue.
Colin Harten and his parents fled across the ocean to escape the Family wars in Andover. But trouble follows them and their fellow refugees to this new land, forcing them to abandon the settled areas for unexplored territory. It is here that they face even more mysterious beings and dangers. Now Colin must use the powers of the Well of Sorrows to survive - and bring peace to this troubled land.
Can't find a rational explanation to a mystery? Call in the Quiet Council. The mysterious and glamorous Lady De Winter is one of their most valuable agents. A despicable murder inside a locked and bolted room on the Rue Morgue in Paris is just the start. This whirlwind adventure will take Milady to the highest and lowest parts of that great city - and cause her to question the very nature of reality itself.
This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.
The known world floats upon the Breath of God, a thick gas similar to Earth's oceans, with land masses accessible by airship. The largest of these land masses are ruled by the rival empires of Freya and Rosia. Magic is intrinsic to the functioning of these societies, and is even incorporated into their technological devices. But now a crucial scientific discovery has occurred that could destroy the balance of power-and change the empires forever.
Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They are beings from another astral plane, called Revenants -- and they are being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures -- but to preserve the cosmic balance Zoe will need to put everything on the line to save them.
As mankind is adjusting to its encounter with the alien civilisation of the Byrzaens - black ops specialist Jim Leyton and scientist-businessman Philip Kaufman begin to discover that truth is hidden beneath lies and there are games being played, deadly games with far reaching consequences. Both men begin to suspect that the much heralded 'First Contact' is anything but first contact, and that a sinister con is being perpetrated with the whole of humankind as the victim.
Honor Carlisle is a drakon Time Weaver, with the extraordinary ability to transport herself into the past or future. On one of her Weaves into the future, Honor encounters the very man she should most avoid: Alexandru of the Zaharen, prince of a rival tribe of drakon. Their surrender to a desire that binds present and future also risks fulfilling a terrible prophecy. Their faith in a magical love could restore order to the drakon universe--or destroy it forever.
All the shorter work nominated for this year's Nebulas, including the winners, in a fiction-only anthology.
The Uraban leader, Soldan-Shah Omra dispatches his adopted son Saan to sail east across the uncharted Middlesea on a quest to find the Key of Creation. Meanwhile, in Tierra, Captain Criston Vora cannot forget the loss of his beloved wife Adrea, who - unbeknownst to him - fights to survive against palace intrigues and constant threats against her life in far-off Uraba. For Adrea is now the wife of the soldan-shah and mother of his adopted son.
Kate Daniels has quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but starting her own business isn't easy when the Order starts disparaging her good name. And being the mate of the Beast Lord doesn't bring in the customers either. So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead asks for help with a vampire, Kate jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, this is one case where Kate should have looked before she leapt.
I'm Chloe. Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. Now along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I'm on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We're hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We'll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we left behind and take out the Edison Group...or so we hope.
A dead body on the beach turns out to be a live demon on the run from some of the nastiest bounty hunters in this dimension-or the next. Protecting one demon from another, Tess gets wrapped up in a case that's as dangerous as it is mind-boggling, especially when it begins to involve her own past.
The cracks are beginning to show in the idyllic Stonewylde community.
DRAGON and ISSOLA are back in print, bound together in the new trade paperback Vlad Taltos omnibus.
Harry Pigg has tracked down magic lamps, battled orcs, been set upon by a wicked witch, lost fistfights with leprechauns, interrogated elves, freed a genie and trackeddown a missing Santa but nothing has prepared him for a pretty young lady with an unusual problem. Our intrepid hero is called upon by a certain Miss Muffet when her charming B&B is infested with giant spiders. At first he suspects the old woman who runs the shoe hotel down the road; however, as is often the case when Harry gets involved, all is not as it seems.
Chicks are awesome - and never more so than when they are kicking some serious vampire/werewolf/demon/monster butt. Original stories from L. A. Banks, Rachel Vincent, Karen Chance, Lilith Saintcrow, Cheyenne McCray, Susan Krinard, Jeanne Stein, Jenna Black, Susan Krinard, Jeanne Stein, Jenna Black, Elizabeth Vaughan, Carole Nelson Douglas, P.N. Elrod, Nancy Holder.
Omnibus volume containing FADE OUT and KISS OF DEATH.
Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea. But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens - including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.
Zoe Sorenson is perfectly normal, except she's been told she's destined for great things. Zoe's the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But Zoe is at the bottom of the class when it come to being Pyr and her powers are AWOL, so she's sent to a Pyr boot camp. Zoe quickly realizes that she has to master her powers yesterday, because the Pyr are in danger and boot camp is a trap. The Mages want to eliminate all shifters and the Pyr are next in line - unless Zoe and her friends can work together and save their own kind.
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. He and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, "The Scopuli," and find themselves in possession of a secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew.
1897 England : Griffin King sees 16 year old Finley Jayne and sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of "them." The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret. Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help--and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
Max August, unaging since his studies with the legendary alchemist Cornelius Agrippa is now an alchemist himself, and using his magickal abilities to fight a right-wing conspiracy run by a nine-member cabal, each member of which is a powerful force in one area of society. When Max learns that two members of the cabal are en route to Wickr, a Burning Man-like festival held in the American Southwest, he stages a plan to gather information from them, hoping turn one member against the others. The cabal detects him and stages a nuclear accident as a lesson.
The long-suffering Captain and the two young Karres witches - Goth, who vows she will marry him when she grows up, and her younger sister the Leewit - are being sent off to investigate mysterious and ominous events in the notorious Chaladoor region of space. Goth soon becomes aware that unknown but surely inimical forces are tracking them, and in order to foil them she takes a desperate route to travel back in time and meet Pausert as a young boy. Meanwhile, the Captain and the Leewit find themselves in the middle of their own desperate situation in the Chaladoor.
Jamie Fraser already knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and that he'd rather die than face his illegitimate son, a young lieutenant in the British Army, across the barrel of a gun.
Enter a hidden portal into another world filled with magic. Within the tree there are four kingdoms, each represents a season and has its own ruler. The tree and the world it conceals have existed for hundreds of years and have never been uncovered by anyone from the human world, until three unsuspecting people happen to stumble upon it one evening.
Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has. But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead. Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.
The Matriarch of the Drood is dead, and it's up to Eddie Drood, acting head of the family, to figure out whodunit. Unpopular opinion is divided: it was either Eddie's best girl, Molly. Or Eddie himself. And Eddie knows he didn't do it.
After the murder of a Drood Matriarch, the family finds itself vulnerable to evil. The Satanic Conspiracy could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads.
The triumvirate created by master vampire Jean-Claude, necromancer Anita Blake, and werewolf Richard Zeeman has made Jean-Claude one of the most powerful vampires in the US. So, assassins are coming to St. Louis to kill them all. Anita knows they're coming, but even being forewarned doesn't mean you can win.
The year's best includes contributions from Gregory Benford, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Michael Swanwick, Vernor Vinge, Peter Watts and many more.
Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, must deal with a witch infestation in Temple, Arizona. But with a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, he is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.
Reluctant vampire Eleisha Clevon has made a home for herself and other vampires in Portland, Oregon, teaching them to feed without killing. But vampire Simone Stratford wants nothing to do with her. Simone loves to feed, and to play twisted games with her victims before striking. When Eleisha and her protector, Philip Brante, go to Denver to search for Simone, what they find is far worse-and more seductive-than either one bargained for.
Vidarian finds himself located at the intersection of the world's most volatile elements, of its colliding universes, and of the ancient and alien powers that lurk among them...
What arrives at a distant star generations hence will be a flotilla of variously run city states, frontier towns, religious monasteries, pleasure resorts, urban crushes, rural spreads, academic retreats, and who-knows what else. The trouble began, of course, when all the old patterns that they thought they were getting away from started reappearing . . .
After accidentally summoning a demon, Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world... with disastrous consequences.
The mutations brought us the mosquito-size fairies that now indulge their taste for human blood - and for most humans, a fairy bite means insanity or death. But Annabelle Lee is immune to fairy venom. She helps Cane Cooper, the bayou's sexiest detective, collect evidence when a body is discovered outside the fairy-proof barricades of her Louisiana town. But then everything starts going sour and Annabelle's life implodes with relationship dramas, a heartbreaking murder investigation, Breeze-crazed drug runners, and a few too many rum and Cokes.
After the war between the kingdoms of Volstov and Ke-Han, Havemercy lies scattered in pieces across Ke-Han - and someone is buying up her parts, and those of other fallen dragons. The beasts are dead, but the magic that powered them is not. And now a Ke-Han agent, a Volstov sorceress, and a group of desert tribesmen are vying to possess that magic and control the future.
Chicago, 2064: Talon Avalon is a timecaster-one of a select few peace officers who can operate a TEV, the Tachyon Emission Visualizer, which records events (most specifically, crimes) that have already happened. With crime at an all-time low, Talon has little to do except give lectures to school kids and obsess on his wife's profession as a licensed sex partner. Until one of her clients asks Talon to investigate a possible murder. When Talon uses the TEV to view the crime, the identity of the killer is unmistakable-it's him, Talon Avalon.
The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein's nihilistic plan to remake the future - and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.
Richard Whitestone is an Elemental Earth Master. Blaming himself for the death of his beloved wife in childbirth, he has sworn never to set eyes on his daughter, Suzanne. But when he finally sees her, a dark plan takes shape in his twisted mind-to use his daughter's body to bring back the spirit of his long-dead wife.
After Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, she agrees to become the guinea pig in one of her stepmother's risky incantations -- thus falling into a deep, deep sleep. When awakened by a touchy-feely stranger, she must choose between a host of eligible princes and a handsome, fair-haired outsider.
Paolina Barthes, young sorceress, is crossing the Equatorial Wall, attempting to take herself and her magic away from the grasp of powerful men in the empires of the north. Emily Childress is still aboard the renegade Chinese submarine, along with her devoted Captain, and the British chief petty officer Angus al-Wazir. They are all being sought most urgently by the powers that secretly rule the Northern Earth - the Silent Order and the White Birds. And a third power, of the Southern Earth, has its eye on Paolina; she will not be allowed to bring the political turmoil of the North into the more mystical South.
Descended from the legendary witch of Ein Dor, Magdalena Lazarus alone holds the power to summon the angel Raziel and stop Hitler and his supernatural minions from unleashing total war in Europe. The Nazis have SS werewolves, the demon Asmodel - who possesses a willing Adolf Hitler - and other supernatural creatures all literally hell-bent on preventing Magda from possessing the Book of Raziel, a magical text with the power to turn the tide against Hitler's vast war machine.
A star-studded book of fairy tales, featuring stories by Gregory Maguire, Susanna Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, Charles de Lint, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Kelly Link, Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, and many other fantasy luminaries.
Sir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, imagines life will be a little quieter after his dual successes solving the Affinity Bridge affair. But he hasn't banked on his villainous predecessor, Knox, who is hellbent on achieving immortality, not to mention a secret agent who isn't quite what he seems. Recommended.
The 2nd paperback volume of Warrior stories includes work by George R. R. Martin, Naomi Novik, Peter S. Beagle, S. M. Stirling, David Ball, Gardner Dozois, Howard Waldrop, and David Weber.
Set in the hardbitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct - or "Fort Freak," as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human: original WILD CARDS work from Cherie Priest, Paul Cornell, David Anthony Durham and many others.
Diana should have known that the perfect apartment was too good to be true. As it turns out, it was already inhabited - by monsters. Vom the Hungering was the first to greet Diana and to warn her that his sole purpose in life was to eat everything in his path. This poses a problem for Diana since she's in his path...and is forbidden from ever leaving the apartment. But Vom was nothing compared to the older and more ancient monstrous entities afoot - ones who want to devour the moon and destroy the world as we know it.
The discovery of Fortified Steam allows ordinary men to wield extraordinary abilities and it grants powers that can corrupt even gentlemen of great moral strength. Can a Victorian New York bring such force under control?
Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen dragon Talenth, has returned from spending three years in the past, where she helped sick and injured dragons and riders to heal in order to return to the present to fight Thread. She is three years older and wiser, but all around her dragons are falling ill and dying, and she and the others are still no closer to uncovering a cure.
Nyx hates Zombies. Seriously. Hates. Zombies. Ever since she was a youngling, she's been haunted by them. And even though she's now a half-human, half-Drow private eye, she still bristles at the mere thought of the walking dead. And they're everywhere -- the corpses of humans and paranorms alike are turning up all over New York City. And it's up to Nyx, despite her aversion, to find out who - or what - is behind this series of horrific attacks.
Everyone wants something from Samuil Petrovich: Michael, the AI trapped under the remains of Oshicora tower, Maddy, Sonja Oshicora, the CIA, the New Machine Jihad, the Armageddonists... Everyone wants something from him, but all he wants is to be free...
A fallen angel in human form, Brynna is trying to earn another chance at heaven. So far, her road to redemption is littered with casualties, especially since Lucifer's minions are intent on dragging her back to hell. And being mortal only got more complicated since Brynna became involved with Detective Eran Redmond. Still, Brynna's relationship issues - like the fact that one glimpse of her can drive men crazy with desire - may have to wait. A mysterious "hero" is saving Chicago's citizens from certain death, with strange and sinister consequences. Brynna knows too much about demonkind to believe in coincidences.
A prelude to the classic "Ringworld". Since fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have just barely survived one crisis after another. The rebellion of their human slaves. The relentless questing of the species of Known space. The spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw'oth. The onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Now fresh disaster looms, as though past crises have returned and converged. Who can possibly save the Fleet this time?
PERILOUS DREAMS and KNAVE OF DREAMS in one volume.
Convicted of treason and transported to distant Australia, Temeraire and Laurence take on a mission to find a way through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But when one of the three dragon eggs he brought along is stolen from Temeraire, the surveying expedition becomes a desperate race to recover it in time - a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.
In post-apocalyptic Africa. Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny -- to end the genocide of her people. Nebula nominee.
Cover Heinlein's early years -- 1907-1948.
In January of 2010, Peake's granddaughter found four composition books in her attic. They contained the fabled "Titus Awakes" in its entirety. Peake had outlined the novel for his wife, Maeve Gilmore, who had at last finished Peake's masterpiece.
Skinner Paige Strobel heads for a small western town suffering a visitation of shapeshifters, vampires and all manner of monstrosities. Meanwhile Paige's sometime partner, sometime lover, Cole Warnecki, is being held prisoner by persons -- or things -- unknown,: framed, tortured and beaten for the slaughter of cops at a vampire warehouse in Denver.
Joanna Archer joins forces with a band of rogue Shadow Agents in order to storm the stronghold of her demonic foe, risking everything to enter a ghastly, godforsaken realm where the price of admission is her eternal soul.
From the co-editors of "Steampunk'd" comes an all-new collection of adventure and romance amid Victorian steampunk settings. Sparks fly in these original stories of a steam-driven airship searching for a lost city, a crazy inventor in a powered wheelchair with a plot to take over the world, and a love story set in an alternate history version of America.
Dusty Carrick lived in the small town of Kene Falls, Oregon, her entire life and like many of the local children, she played with imaginary Pixie friends in Ten Acre Woods. The Woods are in danger and if it falls, the Pixies will die. Only Thistle Down, exiled from her tribe and trapped in a mortal woman's body, can save her people, as long as she can convince Dusty Carrick to help her.
Jaz Parks has two choices: carve Brude's name into Hell's bile-encrusted gates -- or lose her soul. After an assassination attempt on Vayl, she finds herself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will she save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he's slavering for while defeating her nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.
The crew of the vast, ancient ship Chathrand have reached the shores of the legendary southern empire of Bali Adro. With landfall the battle for control of the Nilstone enters its final phase. Since no one is closer to mastering the Stone than the sorceror Arunis, Pazel and Thasha must join forces with their enemies, including the depraved Captain Rose and the imperial assassin Sandor Ott. But when a suspicious young crewmember turns his attentions to Thasha, it is the young lovers themselves who are divided - most conveniently for Arunis.
Legendary warrior Kell must choose to flee the conquered land of Falanor, or fight for its people. Even now it may be too late, that all is lost... for the Vachine invaders have called upon their ancient rulers, semi-immortal bloodsuckers who dwell on the edges between life and death. The vampire warlords have returned, and they will feed.
Jim Oster ruptures the membrane between our world and the afterworld (AKA, The Flimsy), creating a two-way tunnel between them. Jim's wife Val is killed in the process, and Jim finds himself battling his personal grief, and an invasion of the Flims. The process of battling the invading Flims leads him to the center of the afterworld, where the ghost of his wife just might be. Can Jim save earth with the help of a posse of Santa Cruz punks, and at the same time bring his wife back to life?
Boss will learn, as she searches for the answer to the mystery of death holes, the answer to her Dignity Vessel quest as well. She will also uncover one other thing, a thing so important that it will change her life--and the universe--forever.
In a war that makes no sense, ten armies fight separately against a single foe. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called "The Way of Kings." Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.
Rogue hunter Drina Argenis must serve as bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire. However, it may give her a chance at the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, who has just lost a life mate.
In the Somewhere, Christmas is a time of glad tidings and gifts and goodwill, Christmas trees, carols, and the celebration of good things. But there is no Christmas in the Nowhere, and in both worlds, things are not as settled as they look. The Prophecy is coming alive. The battle lines will be drawn between even the closest of friends, for the fight is on. The Dark King is rising....
The Darkborn aristocracy has rejected magic, viewing the pursuit of science as the only worthy goal. But Lady Telmaine Hearne does not have that luxury. She has kept her own powers secret, fearful of being ruined in society...until her husband Balthasar draws her into a conspiracy to protect the archduke and his brother against a magical enemy. But who will protect them from her? Recommended.
Magic dies with the mage or so the Darkborn believe. Lady Telmaine Hearne has been condemned to death for sorcery but she has escaped with her mageborn allies for the Borders. Balthasar, her husband, has learned of his family connection to the Shadowborn and is fighting for survival and sanity as magic turns him against everything he holds dear.
None can resist the Shadow's Lure -- and so, though it is a fight that a son of the Shadow must confront, all Caim's strength and skill will not be enough.
When Simon Burns is fired from his job without warning, he is not happy with his new position as stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son, and he harbours a simmering rage at his boss's betrayal. Then he meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground, and soon he is lured into their mix. Then a guys' night out gets out of hand and Simon starts to suspect that when the guys welcomed him to their "pack," they were talking about much more than male bonding. And as he falls prey to his basest instincts, Simon must accept that werewolves exist if he is to turn the tides of his fortune...
The danui, a reclusive arachnid species considered the galaxy's finest engineers, have avoided contact with the Coyote Federation. Until, that is, the danui initiate trade negotiations, offering only information: the coordinates for an unoccupied world suitable for human life-a massive sphere, composed of billions of hexagons. But when the Federation's recon mission goes terribly wrong, the humans realize how little they know about their new partners...
December 21, 2012: the world breathes a sigh of relief when nothing much happens. However, all is not as it seems. On that day, a new energy begins to enter the solar system in the form of the expanding energy cloud from a supernova. As the planet heads for destruction, good and evil join in a final battle for this knowledge.
After Hitler's bold invasion of Czechoslovakia, new configurations form. An American marine falls in love with a Russian dancer in Japanese-held Singapore, as Chinese guerilla resistance erupts. A sniper on the frontlines of France finds a powerful new way to ply his deadly art - while a German assassin hunts him. In the icy North Atlantic, as a U-boat with a secret weapon wreaks havoc on British ships, occupying Nazi forces target Denmark. And in Germany, a stranded American woman encounters Hitler himself, as a Jewish family faces the rising tide of hatred.
Four fantasy romance novellas featuring authors Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, and Jeanne C. Stein.
Demascus awakens surrounded by corpses, at a shrine littered with traces of demonic rituals, with no memory of his past. But the Firestorm Cabal remembers him - and the demon who leads them seems to have a personal vendetta against him. Dodging knives, uncovering clues left by his past life, and dueling demons, Demascus must figure out who he is, what battles he is fighting, and who is hunting him before one of them catches up with him.
Metal-clad giants lay waste to the relentless hordes of xenos invaders and defend humanity against the insidious forces of Chaos. In the remains of their enemies, they stand triumphant. They are the Space Marines. These are their victories
2494. Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay were members of an elite Confederate marine unit until they made a stand against their corrupt commanding officer and were forced to go AWOL or risk being unjustly prosecuted and resocialized. Now, Raynor and Findlay are outlaws hounded by an unyielding interstellar marshal.
Visari, the vicious Helghast dictator, is vanquished, lying dead at the feet of ISA forces soldiers Sev and Rico. Yet the battle is far from over. Visari's death has wreaked havoc in the Helghast Empire, leaving a legacy of destruction. His last act of violence - a nuclear bomb - has decimated the Special Forces. Sev and Rico must complete their mission alone. They will fight to the death to keep the ruthless Helghast troops at bay.
The Stith Dark Lord Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. In the battle for the Jedi Temple he cut down the Master of the Rogue Jedi Aryn Leneer. And now she's going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book.
After Damnos is hit by cataclysmic earthquakes, the necrons rise from their slumber beneath the earth to decimate the human populace. The Ultramarines, led by two legendary warriors - Captain Cato Sicarius and Chief Librarian Tigurius, are the planet's last hope. As battle rages on Damnos, and the Ultramarines seek to defeat their soulless enemies, Tigurius receives a terrible vision - a vision telling of the death of a hero...
Reissued in trade paperback to tie in to the forthcoming movie.
The most talented Starfleet engineers of two generations unite to solve a two-hundred-year-old technological mystery that turns out to be only the beginning of a wider quest. With the support of Guinan and Nog, as well as the crew of the "U.S.S. Challenger," Geordi La Forge and Montgomery Scott soon find themselves drawn into a larger, deadlier, and far more personal adventure.
A Global Dynamics researcher has a breakthrough on her project visualizing another dimension. And since GD's experiments have a bad tendency to affect the entire town, Sheriff Jack Carter heads over to check it out. What he sees blows him away. The project has revealed a parallel universe, complete with another Eureka-one in which Carter doesn't exist! But as the two worlds begin to bleed into each other and residents confront their alternate selves, Carter may be the one man who can keep both Eurekas from being destroyed.
Omnibus includes KNIGHT ERRANT and KNIGHT OF THE REALM, plus two new novellas, plus two new novellas, Questing Knight and Grail Knight, completing the saga of Calard from his knightly training to his most epic of victories.
[Vancouver author]. The mysterious dark elves are featured in this omnibus which includes the first three volumes of this series: Sacrifice of the Widow, Storm of the Dead, and Ascendency of the Last.
When a series of escalating temporal incursions threatens to open a new front of the history-spanning Temporal Cold War in the twenty-fourth century, Agents Lucsly and Dulmur will need all their investigative skill and unbending determination to stop those who wish to rewrite the past for their own advantage, and to keep the present and the future from devolving into the kind of chaos they really, "really" hate.
Captain MacKenzie Calhoun faces, on one hand, the D'myurj - a mysterious and powerful alien race bent on either the complete domination of humanity or its destruction, and, on the other, the computer simulation known as Morgan Primus, which has taken up residence within the very core of the "U.S.S. Excalibur.
Driven on by their hatred of the False Emperor, the Night Lords stalk the shadows of the galaxy, eternally seeking revenge for the death of their primarch. Their dark quest leads them to a fractious alliance with the Red Corsairs, united only by a common enemy. Together with this piratical band of renegades, they bring their ways of destruction to the fortress-monastery of the Marines Errant.THEY SEEK ONLY TO BRING DEATH
After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation...
From the Dead Space video game: the first novel in a series that delves into the origins of humanity and the vast onslaught of horrifying creatures known as necromorphs.
An uneasy - and unprecedented - coalition of Jedi and Sith enter the dark and treacherous area of space known as the Maw to search out the strange being that has been reaching out to Luke Skywalker during his journey to retrace the travels of his late nephew, Jacen Solo.
Two angels given mortal flesh are sent to guard two star-crossed lovers, born scions of rival merchant houses. At first, it looks as though love will conquer all, and the rift will finally be mended. But there are those who hate the word peace with a passion so much that it poisons everything they touch, corrupting house to turn against house, mother to turn against child, and angel to turn against angel.
Omnibus comprised of THE SILENT BLADE, THE SPINE OF THE WORLD, and SEA OF SWORDS, the final three books of the classic Legend of Drizzt series.
The rise of the Druchii has driven the land of Ulthuan into a brutal civil war. After the betrayal by Malekith and the murder of his court, Prince Imrik adopts the name of his grandfather, the mighty Caledor, and the bloodshed escalates. Only a confrontation between legends can decide the future of Ulthuan, with Malekith and Caledor meeting blade to blade in a long-overdue reckoning.
Mirrodin - a world of living metal, an artificial ecosystem created by the Planeswalker Karn to support organic life - is on the cusp of cataclysm. When the Planeswalker Venser goes in search of his former mentor, he learns Karn's life hangs in the balance - and with him the entire plane of existence.
Chief of State Natasi Daala has been overthrown, and the Jedi Order has taken control of the Galactic Alliance. But forces still loyal to the deposed official are mobilizing a counterstrike. Meanwhile, Luke and Ben Skywalker have cornered Abeloth, the powerful dark-side entity bent on ruling the galaxy, on the planet Nam Chorios. But the two lone Jedi must also face the fury of the Sith death squadron bearing down on them. And when Abeloth turns the tables with an insidious ambush, the Skywalkers' quest threatens to become a suicide mission.
The mysterious Children of the Storm have suddenly targeted -- without provocation and with extreme prejudice -- three Federation starships. Captain Chakotay and Fleet Commander Afsarah Eden must unravel why.
Aoth and the Brotherhood of the Griffon have succeeded in rescuing Tchazzar, the lost king of Chessenta and a formidable red dragon, and are rewarded with a contract to aid in his war with a powerful dracolich. But the more Aoth sees of the war, the more suspicious he becomes that the Brotherhood may be just a pawn in a cutthroat draconic game that puts whole kingdoms at risk - a game played for stakes of gold and blood. And the more he sees the game play out, the more he realizes that he will have to become a player in this most dangerous of games if he wants the Realms to remain free.
Solomon Kane is a sixteenth century anti-hero created by renowned sword and sorcery author Robert E Howard (creator of "Conan the Barbarian"). When Solomon Kane meets the Devil's Reaper, he postpones his fate by renouncing violence - a vow that is soon tested by the forces of evil. Compelled to once again strap on his weapons, he embarks on an epic journey of redemption.
All humankind was watching that fateful day in 1969 when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. But only a handful knew the real mission behind America's triumph in space. Now the treacherous Decepticons have set their sights on unearthing government secrets. The only hope of averting a crisis rests on the Autobots--yet who knows what remains in the shadows, hidden from man and machine?
When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men comes across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen.
Thrall has discovered that the elementals no longer heed the shaman's call. The link shared with these spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself were under great duress. While Thrall seeks answers to what ails the confused elements, he also wrestles with the orcs' precarious future as his people face dwindling supplies and growing hostility with their night elf neighbours.
Elminster, the most famous wizard in the Forgotten Realms, has foiled countless world-spanning threats, leaving a trail of powerful enemies behind him. Now that the Spellplague has robbed Elminster of much of his power, those enemies are coming out of the shadows, whetting their blades, and preparing to hunt him down.
This one volume collection includes all five of the original novels - CANTICLE, IN SYLVAN SHADOWS, NIGHT MASKS, THE FALLEN FORTRESS, and THE CHAOS CURSE - complete and unabridged, with a new introduction by the author.
Stories set in the D&D universe from John Shirley, Alan Dean Foster, Lisa Smedman, Mark Sehestedt and Mike Resnick.
Smuggler Jet Nebula has stumbled across a treasure richer than he ever dreamed. The Hutts want to auction it to the highest bidder, be it the Republic or the Empire, both of whom hope to bolster their chances in the coming conflict. But the Sith are interested too, and the Jedi High Council is sending someone to investigate; a mysterious Mandalorian is chasing something connected to a long-forgotten crime; while a spy plays every side at once. What Jet has unearthed will surprise all of them, and leave none of them unchanged.