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.
After long voyages, encountering hurricanes and sea monsters, Criston Vora and Saan race to Terravitae, the legendary promised land. Saan's quest is to find the Key to Creation, a weapon that may defeat Uraba's enemies, and Criston wants vengeance against the monstrous Leviathan that ruined his life long ago. Back home, two opposing continents and religions clash for the remnants of a sacred city, unleashing their hatred in a war that could end both civilizations.
A dream leads archaeologist Annja Creed to an astonishing find in England - the Tear of the Gods. But someone knows exactly what this unusual torc means, and he will do anything to gets his hands on it - even leave Annja for dead. Now she is fleeing for her life, not knowing the terrifying truth about the relic she risks everything to protect.
Denver has a power plant, food, electricity -- and freedom. But two civilian armies are engaged in a civil war and Ryan is caught in the middle.
Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor's sister.
As robots and human factions form alliances, Karel is walking South, hoping to be reunited with his wife Susan. As he goes he hears more of the stories of the robots, and begins to understand something about his place on the world of Penrose. But with limited resources and tensions growing between robot and human it is only a matter of time before problems arise. And it's becoming more and more apparent that the humans are a lot more powerful than the robots first expected.
A new urban fantasy series about a magician and daughter of accused serial killers who must clear their names - or pay for their crimes with her life.
Ace intelligence operative Lt. Jazen Parker is sent onto a planet with a culture confined to iron rivet technology and with a ruling regime a bit to the right of Heinrich Himmler. He uncovers a plot afoot that will throw a five hundred planet alliance into the death throes of anarchy. So the local Nazis must go. Unfortunately, all Jazen's got to work with is a handful of rust-bucket tanks, a retread rebellion, and two strong, beautiful women who love him, but think he's tilting at windmills and is about to get himself killed.
The story of a soap opera writer with precognitive powers who is recruited into the Vatican's war against demons and the undead. Unfortunately Meena Harper has a major Achilles Heel--namely her lingering affection for her ex-boyfriend, Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness.
Standing alongside his father and brother, Arimnestos is a key soldier in an unlikely victory. Knocked unconscious however, he awakes not a hero, but a slave. So begins an epic journey that takes the young Arimnestos through a world poised on the brink of an epic confrontation, as the emerging civilization of the Greeks starts to flex its muscles against the established empire of the Persians.
Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin become Desiree's oath-sworn protector. Navigating the intricate political landscape of the Court proves a difficult challenge, and when dire news arrives from overseas, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her undertake an impossible quest.
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet? Recommended.
Novice knight Gair can hear the songs of the earth and weave that music into magic. That is witchcraft. And until Gair gives up the name of his demon master he must be tortured. But he will get help from an unlikely source and escape the Holy City for the Western Isles. There he will hear of the Veil that separates the worlds, and the Guardians who protect it.
Original stories, including a Harry Dresden story from Jim Butcher, and stories from Patricia Briggs, Melissa Marr, Holly Black and 16 others.
There will be flames! Mankind faces fiery ruin as the dragons fly free and furious in this epic fantasy.
During a public execution Berren tries to steal the thieftaker's prize and fails, but the man who catches him sees something in young Berren and makes him his apprentice, introducing him to a world of shadows, deceit and corruption.
The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. Ignited by the Master's horrific plan, a war erupts between Old and New World Vampires. And now Eph Goodweather's ex-wife, turned by the Master, stalks the city, in the darkness, looking for her chance to reclaim Zack, Eph's young son.
The USE has the know-how of 20th century technology, but the American traditions of freedom and justice are having an even stronger impact on Europe, and the rulers of Europe are powerless to stuff the Grantville genie back into the bottle.
Madeline MacFaddin spent blissful childhood summers in the woods near Ticonderoga Falls. And so it is to the woods she returns now that her adult life is falling apart. But Maddie has no recollection of Ash, the strange and magnificent creature who once saved her life as a child, even though it is the destiny of his kind to prey upon humanity. And soon it will be the harvest - the time to feast.
This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Carrie Vaughn, Ian R. MacLeod and Cory Doctorow. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
During an elaborate staging of Hercules founding a city on the shores of Lusitania, a huge tentacled horror rises from the sea and devastates the city, much to the delight of the crowd. But a few in the audience understand this illusion is not mere stagecraft, but a sign of a dreadful intrusion of supernatural powers into the real world.
Years of war have been hard on Captain Daniel Leary and harder still on his friend, the spy Adele Mundy, whose life outside information-gathering is a tightrope between despair and deadly violence. Their masters in the RCN and the Republic's intelligence service have sent them to the fringes of human space to relax away from danger. But the barbarians of the outer reaches have their own plans, plans which will bring down both Cinnabar and the Alliance.
SKYRIPPER and FORTRESS in one volume.
Mira, the Fire Starter, must protect the nightwalker race from the naturi onslaught. As she and her lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shapeshifters darken the skies as the war of ultimate extermination begins.
Young wizards Kit and Nita are faced with strange events when a life form from another era emerges on Mars. Though the Martians seem friendly, they have a plan that could change the shape of more than one world. As the shadow of interplanetary war stretches over both worlds, Kit and Nita must fight to master the strange and ancient synergy binding them to Mars and its last inhabitants. If they don't succeed, the history that left Mars lifeless will repeat itself on Earth.
Most people believe the Sidhe are long dead but Jarek Reen knows better: he's discovered, the painful way, that the Sidhe are alive and still a threat. He fights a crusade to expose the insidious influence of the Sidhe, and their evil plans to enslave the human race again. He learns that a beautiful landscape can hide some of the darkest secrets of all.
The world is in chaos. A zombie plague has devoured every nation on the planet. Imagine eight million zombies in New York City. Forced to remain in the safety of their apartment building, the tenants find themselves at each other's throats. When they spy a young teenage girl who walks among the zombies, their world opens up.
More stories from the alternate history created when a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe.
This is the fateful story of an ancient pre-human artifact of great power, and the people who found it. Starting with Captain Amos January, who quickly loses it, and then the others who fought, schemed, and killed to get it, we travel around the complex, decadent, brawling, mongrelized interstellar human civilization the artifact might save or destroy. Collectors want the Dancer, pirates take it, rulers crave it, and they'll all kill if necessary to get it.
The sacred Eagle Feather Cape is torn and bloody, no longer able to bring visions to the Seer of the Galayi People. But it is foretold that a hero will be born to the People who will restore the cape and return the goodwill of the gods to the People. Dahzi may be that hero, if he can survive the hatred of his grandfather. He was born after his mother's death, as she fled from her father's anger. But Dahzi carries the hope of all of his People, along with the power to become a great Chief. He will be tested - by his family, by his people, and by the Gods.
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.
Cicely Waters had always thought she was simply one of the magic-born -- a witch who can control the wind -- but recently she discovered she's also one of the shifting Fae. Now she must perfect her gift. Because Cicely and her friends may have escaped from the Myst and her shadow hunters, but Myst has managed to capture the Fae Prince who holds Cicely's heart.
Liv Alverhyusen, a doctor of the new science of psychology, travels to the edge of the made world to a spiritually protected mental institution in order to study the minds of those broken by the Gun and the Line. In its rooms lies an old general of the Red Republic, a man whose shattered mind just may hold the secret to stopping the Gun and the Line.
Jim Banks suddenly finds himself in a Boston where his wife Jenny and daughter Holly have never existed. Only he and Jenny's best friend Trix remember them. But they find help from an elderly woman, Boston's Oracle, who allows them to travel between fractured Bostons. The fate of all the Bostons hangs in the balance, for there are forces that want to bring them all together in a cataclysmic implosion.
Colonel Jack Collins is charged with finding out what really happened to the last of the Romanovs. To get to the truth, he and his team will have to travel to the continent's last deep wilderness where men have been vanishing for centuries - and come face to face with a mythical enemy from the dawn of time.
The three Dance kids, seemingly abandoned by both parents when they were younger, are now adults and are all disturbed by memories of a reality that existed in place of their world. The older girl, Jill, even remembers the disappearance of their mother while preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
From the author of JUMPER. The bugs, self-replicating, solar-powered, metal-eating machines, came out of nowhere 50 years ago. They don't like water, though, so they've stayed in the desert Southwest. The territory. People still live here, but they do it without metal. Kimble Monroe has chosen to live in the territory. He was born here, and he is extraordinarily well adapted to it. He's one in a million. Maybe one in a billion.
Two competing manned vehicles are sent to intercept an object spotted on a trajectory for Earth's sun. But when they both arrive on the entity, they learn that it has been sent toward Earth for a reason. An intelligent race is desperately attempting to communicate with our primitive species. And the message is: "Help us."
Dawn Madison has captured the master of the London Underground, but now must face her followers-a vicious pack of undead teenage girls who put the vamps in Los Angeles to shame.
In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm -- and a zombie infant. The family hides and raises the child--whom they name Stony--rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. They keep his existence a secret--until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.
PI Shiarra Waynest's relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz is somewhat unconventional. Shia is ready to get serious and this means meeting the family in a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills. As rumours of her vampire connections arouse the pack's hostility, Shia has to contend with other potentially fatal dangers.
Viking vampire Leif Helgarson has asked his friend Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down Thor, the monstrous Norse god of thunder. Despite the fact that there's a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself. Recommended.
Once humans had magic and an alliance with dragons. Now they and the other races have been enslaved by the Rhonas Empire-the elves-and can't even remember the world the way it used to be. But thanks to the intervention of one determined dwarf and the human slave warrior known as Drakis, all of that is about to change.
The fates of Drakis, former slave warrior of the elven empire of Rhonas, and Soen, former Inquisitor of the Iblisi, are inexorably tied to the magic of Aether-lifeblood of the elven empire and the cause of humanity's fall. As each searches for the truth beyond legends, he must face his own destiny: Drakis amid the ruins of humanity's Lost Citadels; Soen in a desperate race to seize control of the farthest Aether Well of the empire.
When a spell gone wrong shatters Snow White's enchanted mirror, a demon escapes into the world. The demon's magic distorts the vision of all it touches, showing them only ugliness and hate. It is a power that turns even friends and lovers into mortal foes, one that will threaten humans and fairies alike.
Raised from early childhood in the Redeemer Sanctuary, the stronghold of a secretive sect of warrior monks, Thomas Cale has known only deprivation, punishment, and grueling training. When he escapes to the outside world, Cale learns that his embittered heart is still capable of loving and breaking. But the Redeemers won't accept the defection of their prized pupil without a fight...
Alex must once again work with Varik Baudelaire, her former mentor and ex-fiance, as he spearheads a search for a missing college student. When Alex and Varik discover a carefully handcrafted doll at a crime scene, neither of them can see how close the danger really is or that a killer known as the Dollmaker has made Alex the object of his horrific desire. Now the only way out of the Dollmaker's lair is through the twilight realm of the Shadowlands, where all secrets - for better or worse - will be revealed.
Stories in honour of Frederik Pohl, from such authors as Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge and Gene Wolfe, and including a poem by Neil Gaiman.
Newly elected US President Ohmshidi is rewriting the constitution, sharing the wealth, and changing the national anthem.As he establishes a new world order, a new wave of Muslim extremists make the US its target. Jake Lantz, a seasoned army major assembles a ragtag team of action-ready soldiers and patriots in order to take on "the Army of Allah"
13th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanished from the WW1 battlefield of the Somme and found themselves stranded on an alien world, their trenches the target for vengeful alien attacks. Lance Corporal 'Only' Atkins and his Black Hang Gang, along with a captured alien Khungarrii, are ordered to find Jeffries, the impostor many hold responsible for their plight. But the Black Hand Gang discover an ancient edifice containing a secret that will tear the Battalion apart.
Here the darkest of the brood of young dragon siblings is introduced. The young, nameless Copper dragon was an outcast from his own kind, but he survived his trials by fire to prove himself equal to any enemy -- and to finally take his place among those who abandoned him.
Three dragon siblings are the last of a dying breed and are the final hope of the species survival. They have removed themselves from the trouble of the world after fighting a disasterous war. Ancient sorceries have been awakened and dragons battle dragons. The three must unite once more to save dragonkind from extinction.
The Vikings are laying siege to Paris. As the houses on the banks of the Seine burn, a debate rages in the Cathedral on the walled island of the city proper. The situation is hopeless. The Vikings want the Count's sister, and in return they will spare the rest of the city. Can the Count really have ambitions to be Emperor of the Franks if he doesn't do everything he can to save his people? Can he call himself a man if he doesn't do everything he can to save his sister?
Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years--or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus--and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn't trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn't safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on--before it's too late.
Thrust mid-year into a school for pilots far from the safe haven of her birth home on scholarly Delgado, young Theo Waitley excels in hands-on flying while finding that she's behind the curve in social intricacies as well as in math. After a series of confrontations, fights, and ultimately a riot after which she is thanked for not killing anyone, Theo is named a "nexus of violence" by the school's administration. Facing suspension and carrying little more than a hastily procured guild card, a pistol taken from an attacker, and the contents of her pants pockets, Theo must quickly decide if she's ready to return to Delgado in disgrace, or launch herself into the universe as a freelance pilot with credentials she's already earned.
Continuing the powerful epic that started with The Stormcaller; Lord Isak is dead, his armies and tribe in disarray. It falls to King Emin to continue the war alone, but the Gods cannot and will not come to his aid. With the peoples turning against him and his few remaining allies, their only chance for survival lies in the hands of a dead man.
FBI agent Tess Livingston met journalist Ian Ritter at a roadside stop high in the Andes, waiting for a bus to the mysterious town of Esperanza. Neither can remember booking a trip to Esperanza. It will transpire that they hold the key in a mystical war between the kind spirits of the dead who guard humanity, and the hungry ghosts who exist only to possess living human bodies, and return however briefly to life.
When the bodies of cat shape-shifters start piling up in Boston's magical underbelly, Chief Magical Investigator Marissa Holloway finds one common thread that ties the victims together: all were old flames of FBI Agent Harper Cruz. And since Marissa's lover Scott Murphey once enjoyed a one-night stand with Harper, the Fury has twice the incentive to crack the case wide open before the killer's green-eyed gaze turns in Scott's direction.
A man on the fast track to success finds that his life has been chillingly "modified" by someone, somewhere, with a very different master plan for his future.
In the east Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone where Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.
Though Lorana, now pregnant, has cured the plague, there are no longer enough dragons available to fight the Thread. However Lorano discovers a way, a risky way, in which the laws of time can be bent without being broken and thus used to circumvent the threats that Pern faces.
Nine months have passed since Rafel disappeared in the expedition over the mountains. Deenie, now a young woman, starts having disturbing dreams about her brother. She comes to believe he's not dead, but is in trouble and needs help. She enlists the aid of her friend Charis and they escape Lur, surviving the hazardous journey round the coastline past the mountains. The lands beyond Lur are blighted with lawlessness and chaos, and the splintered remnants of Morg's consciousness survive in unwilling hosts. Throughout their travels they learn of the lost expeditions and hear whispers about a fearsome mage who is gaining power in Dorana. Deenie knows this is her brother - and if he's not stopped, he will become a threat to the whole world.
Rhenn has come into his own. He has a wife and young child, and a solid career as an imager. He has made more than one enemy during his journey from apprentice painter to master imager and even his great powers will not allow him to escape his past.
In steam age America, monsters, men, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and the guilt of his brother's death. He is offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find a Holder: a powerful device that is in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth. Cedar will have to depend upon his guns, grit, and gears to save his brother and reclaim his soul.
In the frozen north of a far-flung world lies Villiren, a city plagued by violent gangs and monstrous human/animal hybrids, stalked by a serial killer, and targeted by an otherworldly army. To defend against the invaders, Brynd Lathraea's elite Night Guard must deal with the half-vampyre leader of the savage Bloods gang. Meanwhile, reptilian rumel investigator Rumex Jeryd has come seeking refuge from Villjamur's vindictive emperor--only to find a city riddled with intolerance between species, indifference to a murderer's reign of terror, and the powerful influence of criminals.
Inside the Hell Ship are thousands of slaves, each the last of their race. Each watched the Ship and its infernal crew destroy their homes and slaughter their families. But one, Sharrock, reduced from hero to slave in one blow, has sworn a mighty vengeance. But help is closer than he knows. Jak has been following the Ship for years. Battle after battle has left Jak scarred and broken, a mind in a starship's body, bent on destroying the Ship for its crimes. Working together, can they end this interstellar nightmare?
Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought the undead, mad scientists, and even bionic monsters until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they're headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored "Wall." They're feeling pretty optimistic. That is until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects. Eat. Slay. Love. Because they haven't got a prayer.
Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, knows France is under threat. To protect himself, he relies on his most trusted men: the Cardinal's Blades, led by Captain la Fargue. They have saved France before, and the Cardinal is relying on them to do it again. Their enemy is an exceptionally dangerous adversary, the Alchemist in the shadows.
Searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Cajun hoodoo apprentice Kallie Riviere discovers that someone is undoing powerful gris gris. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling just as an unnatural hurricane approaches. She desperately searches for the cause of the disturbing randomness, only to learn a deeply unsettling truth: the culprit may be herself.
Sarah Beauhall learns that fairies and dwarves and giants abound and the fault line of the Pacific Northwest is rife with ancient Norse magic. Odin himself appears with ravens at his side and cryptic advice for the fledgling heroine. And the cherry on the sundae? She learns her girlfriend is from a family that has been battling these forces for generations and they look to Sarah as their last best hope. What's a girl to do when the powers of the world decide that you're responsible for cleaning up the magical mess?
Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (like Granny Weatherwax) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch). Oh, and there's a shambles, a twist through time, a Cunning Man -- and a Giant Man of chalk. Andre Norton Award Winner.
After a month of down time, Grave Witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But when her new case forces her to overuse her magic, it might be the last mystery the Grave Witch ever gets to solve.
In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesize sunlight with our hair, hunger is a thing of the past and food an indulgence. The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped. The ransom demands are refused. Years later a young woman arrives at the family home claiming to be their long lost daughter. She has changed so much, she has lived on light, can anyone be sure that she has come home?
Jillian Conrad's blood has killed the vampire king. Now an enemy to all vampires, she is targeted for elimination. So is the infant daughter of the dead king. If Jillian doesn't stand in the way of her death, then everyone -- living or dead -- is in great peril.
Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive"...
Akbar, ruler of a sixth of the world's people, was colossally rich and utterly ruthless. His reign began in bloodshed, but ended in glory. However, Akbar's homelife was more complicated. He defied family, nobles and mullahs to marry a beautiful Rajput princess, whose people he had conquered. But she hated Akbar and turned Salim, his eldest son, against him. As Salim grew to manhood, the relationship between father and son became tainted by rebellion and competition to be the greatest Moghul of them all.
The war on Honce drags on. To everyone's stunned disbelief, Yeslnik, the Fool, has tipped the war's scales in his favour. The reign of the self-appointed King Yeslnik is the most bloody and merciless in Honce history. Trapped, Dame Gwydre and Father Artolivan concoct a desparate plot to join forces with Laird Ethelbert, but Ethelbert's paid assassins slew Jameston Sequin and nearly slew Bransen. Embittered by it all, Bransen Garibond seeks to extricate himself from the selfish goals of all other combatants. In a odd twist of fate, Bransen sees in his old nemesis, Bannagran--the Bear of Honce-- a darker image of his own heart. Allies and battle lines become tangled, as old friends become enemies and old enemies become friends.
A Hellion has escaped damnation and returned to earth to unleash the forces of darkness on the world. Only Jake Hatcher has the experience to track it, and only he can get close enough to it-because the Hellion is his brother.
The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her. He has lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past. Recommended.
First we tried to destroy ourselves with the long-feared nuclear exchange. We survived. Just. Then "They" arrived to finish us off. Enigmatic, utterly ruthless, entirely unknowable, the aliens were known simply as "Them." We have been fighting "Them" for 60 years--a savage war of attrition that has just about united the world as it battles for survival.
With avatars replacing humans and the birth rate non-existent, the human race is almost extinct. In the end, it comes down to Canny Orel - Avery's long sought after nemesis - transformed now into something other than human. Orel might hold the secret to humanity's salvation, if he can be convinced - or forced - to relinquish it. And when Cates chances on a way to trick his old master, he suddenly has a choice to make: get his long-delayed revenge, or save the world.
Jesse James Dawson's vacation is interrupted by a pack of hell-spawned creatures. To save friends, family, and himself, Jesse will have to put his trust in his most dangerous enemy -- his personal demon.
Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh is head of the Rule 34 Squad, monitoring the Internet to determine whether people are engaging in harmless fantasies or illegal activities. Three ex-con spammers have been murdered, and Liz must uncover the link between them before these homicides go viral.
Bob Howard is taking a much needed break from the field to catch up on his filing in The Laundry's archives when a top secret dossier known as The Fuller Memorandum vanishes-along with his boss, who the agency's executives believe stole the file. Determined to discover exactly what the memorandum contained, Bob runs afoul of Russian agents, ancient demons, and the apostles of a hideous faith, who have plans to raise a very unpleasant undead entity known as the Eater of Souls. Recommended.
Lulled by the spread of lies and false promises, Stenwold's allies are falling away from him. He faces betrayal on every side, and the Empire is just waiting for the first sign of weakness to strike. But the Empire is not the only power that has its eyes on Collegium. And even the Wasp-kinden may not be powerful enough to stave off the forces massing in the darkness and turning hungry eyes towards Stenwold's city.
Neville Chamberlain, instead of appeasing Hitler in 1938, stands up to him. Hitler attacks, promising his soldiers that they will reach Paris by the new year. They don't. Three years later, his genocidal apparatus not fully in place, Hitler has barely survived a coup, while Jews cling to survival. But England and France wonder whether the war is still worthwhile.
When a former comrade, Alissa Lim, asks Jon Moore for his help in rescuing a group of children pressed into service by rebels on a planet no one cares to save, he agrees. Only later does he realize he's signed up to do far more than he'd ever imagined. Jon's commitment hurtles him and Lobo, the hyper-intelligent assault vehicle who is his only real friend, into confrontations with the horrors the children have experienced and with a dark chapter from his past.
400 pages of steampunk stories and art, including work from Mike Mignola, Alan Moore, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Cherie Priest, Lev Grossman, and China Mieville. After the death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, a remarkable discovery was unearthed: the remains of an astonishing cabinet of curiosities. Many of these artifacts, curios, and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor's personal journals. Others, when shown to the doctor's friends, elicited further tales from a life like no other.
Kitty Norville is looking into how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play.
Meet Matt Richter. Zombie. PI. From his arrival at Nekropolis, Matt has found himself embroiled in disputes with the city's vampire lords, shapeshifters, golems and other monstrosities. Nothing has prepared him for the Dark War.
Marvo is a stage magician. His magic is real. Marvo grows up without knowing his parents, without knowing his heritage, without knowing much about life. The magicians have always been with us, since the beginning of civilisation. They fill our heads with the mist, keeping us from witnessing the stark reality of existence. But are things so bad that Marvo will bring it down on all of us, forever? Marvo begins to understand those around him, and his place in the world; he discovers that his remarkable powers can be put to good, or to evil. He only has to choose.
Sequel to AXIS and concluding volume. Turk Findley and his young friend Isaac Dvali are taken up by a community of fanatics who use them to enable a passage to the dying Earth, where they believe a prophecy of human/Hypothetical contact will be fulfilled. The prophecy is only partly true, however, and Turk must unravel the truth about the nature and purpose of the Hypotheticals before they carry him on a journey through warped time to the end of the universe itself. Recommended.
Time travel technician Charles Yu, when he's not taking client calls or consoling his boss, searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. He learns that the key may be found in a book he got from his future self. It's called "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" and he's the author. And somewhere inside it is the information that could help him - in fact it may even save his life.
Bodyguard Celia Graves must guard a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists and what seems like the entire supernatural world. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed. Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination - something that should not exist - and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead.
None who enter the World House leave it unchanged. In some rooms, forests grow; animals roam and objects come to life. Great secrets and treasures await the brave or foolhardy. And at the very top of the house, the prisoner it was all built to contain sat behind a locked door waiting for the key to turn. The day that happened, the world ended.
The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah Levine, is in terrible danger and she is powerless to help herself because she gave up her powers to help a young girl. Witch hunting assassins, necromancers, rogue witches and half-demons all seem to be after her. While most of her fellow supernaturals are gathering in Miami for a council meeting, Savannah is caught on the road. She is unable to use her vast spell-casting talent and is isolated from the friends who could protect her. They will soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within.
Kane has fallen prisoner to the stone god, who demands that Kane lead his advancing armies as he retakes Earth for the ultimate act of revenge.
Modern urban fantasy, playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir, from such authors as Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint - mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities, and complex settings. The result is starkly original fiction that has broad-based appeal and is immensely entertaining.
Alex Hunter and his incursion team follow spikes of gamma radiation across Iran to the ancient caves of Arak. As Israel prepares a nuclear strike and Iran prepares for the return of the prophet, Alex must confront a creature from his darkest nightmares.
Mallory Caine is a top criminal lawyer in L.A. She is also a zombie. Malory hides her condition well until the night that she eats the brains of an undercover LAPD detective. (He deserves it. He is a serial killer of prostitutes.) When a client is accused of the crime, she has got to unravel the truth to clear her client. Mallory's client is a vampire whose arrest unleashes a firestorm of constitutional issues. Worse yet, a zombie killer is terrorizing L.A. If Mallory is killed as a zombie, she goes straight to hell. Unless Mallory finds the bokor who made her a zombie, she may be done for.
Yul stands at the threshold between life and death. Poisoned at the festival of the dead, his life now hangs by a thread. More than his own will to survive, it's his fellow Stonewylders who must save him. But will they, when Magus has done so much to undermine Yul and turn the people against him?
Sequel to WITHOUT WARNING. President James Kipper leads the battle to rebuild America in the face of predation by pirates and freebooters, as well as a challenge to his leadership from a rogue governor who has proclaimed himself a sovereign power in Texas.
Decades ago a young rock & blues guitarist and junkie named Niko signed in blood on the dotted line and in return became the stuff of music legend. But when the love of his damned life grows mortally and mysteriously ill he realizes he's lost more than he bargained for and that wasn't part of the Deal. So Niko sets out on a harrowing journey from the streets of Los Angeles through the downtown subway tunnels and across the redlit plain of the most vividly realized Hell since Dante, to play the gig of his mortgaged life and win back the purloined soul of his lost love.
A Pleasure to Burn is the ideal companion to FAHRENHEIT 451. Edited by Bradbury authority Donn Albright, it gathers 16 vintage stories and novellas. Some of the stories, such as "The Pedestrian" and "Pillars of Fire," will be familiar to the author's long-time fans. Others, such as "The Bonfire" and "The Reincarnate," are more obscure. The true heart of the collection are the long novellas "Long after Midnight" (which has only appeared once in an expensive limited edition) and the 25,000-word tale, "The Fireman," the immediate precursor to the final, full-length novel.
In an idyllic valley, its borders warded by powerful magic against the horrors beyond, humans, elves, and mutants alike found sanctuary. Then, after five centuries, the protection vanished. Sider Ament, the only surviving descendant of the Knights of the Word, with two young Trackers, and a daring Elf princess race to spread word of the encroaching danger - and spearhead plans to defend their ancestral home.
When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...
Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition.
These are the tales of John Grimes' action-packed merchantman and courier years. After moving on from the Terran Navy, Grimes tries his hand at leading a private life, and finds he likes being his own man. The only problem is, his ship "The Far Traveller" has a (very stubborn and very feminine) mind of its own - and a penchant for getting Grimes into the worse sort of interplanetary pickles! Includes: THE FAR TRAVELLER, STAR COURIER, TO KEEP THE SHIP, MATILDA'S STEPCHILDREN, STAR LOOT, THE ANARCH LORDS, THE LAST AMAZON and THE WILD ONES.
In order to meet his obligations to Cutbill, lord of the crimininal underworld of the Free City of Ness, the thief Malden sets target on the coronet of the Burgrave. The coronet is guarded by hungry demons that would tear the soul from any interloper. But the desperate endeavor leads to a more terrible destiny, as Malden, an outlaw knight, and an ensorcelled lady must face the most terrifying evil in the land.
Dyslexic wizard Nicodemus has always had a problem with spells. And when a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of an curse. But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor.
It was called the New Badlands, home to the survivors of a cataclysm that altered the entire nation. Then the vampire arrived, and it was rechristened the Bloodlands. Not because of the vampire, but because of the gun-for-hire who had decided to slay every monster in the country by any and every means necessary.
The first three books in the classic Garrett P.I. urban fantasy series: Sweet Silver Blues, Bitter Gold Hearts, and Cold Copper Tears.
Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf who worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf.
It has become clear that the extropists' procedures have had unforeseen effects. Mira Fedor's pregnancy proceeds at an inhuman pace: will her child be more -- or less --- than human? Meanwhile, the Orion League has exposed the galaxy-wide conspiracy that has plagued it for so long is blown wide open. But is there times to prevent their plans from reaching fruition?
12th century England. Young noblewoman Maeb has no inheritance and so must serve as lady-in-waiting to the house of Pengraic. She may be the only one who can stop a devastating plague.
Isabelle Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil, and Maximillian, the Lord of Elcho Falling, have raised the magic of Elcho Falling, and found new allies against the darkness in the mysterious Lealfast. More crucially still, Axis SunSoar, former god and current hero, has rediscovered the magical Star Dance and revived his legendary Strike Force to push back the evil hordes commanded by the DarkGlass Mountain. But victory is far from certain. Their enemy grows stronger through blood and betrayal and the Lealfast have their own agenda.
Created by Dev Logan, Omnitopia is the most popular and successful massive multiplayer online game ever. But now as Dev is about to roll out a major new expansion to Omnitopia, there are people preparing to play a different game - one that is meant to strike at the heart of Omnitopia and bring the entire system crashing down.
The Industrial Revolution has begun, factories are springing up across the country, and new technologies are transforming the cities. But the old ways do not die easy. Cat and Bee are part of this revolution. Young women at college, learning of the science that will shape their future and ignorant of the magics that rule their families. But all of that will change when the Cold Mages come for Cat. New dangers lurk around every corner and hidden threats menace her every move. If blood can't be trusted, who can you trust?
The Immortal Jaxyn's plans hit a snag when he realizes that Stellan, the one man who can challenge him for the Glaeban throne, has sought asylum in neighbouring Caelum. The Empress of the Five Realms (a Tide Lord in hiding no more) and the Tide Lords, Tryan and Elyssa, seem to be on Stellan's side...
When a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers so shadowy that even the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend Bigend, whose subtlety and power in the private sector would be hard to overstate, finds himself outmaneuvered and adrift in a seriously dangerous world. He assembles a team to negotiate these treacherous currents on his behalf.
Shadowchaser Kira Solomon has a new role, as the Hand of Ma'at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Order, and an assignment that might just redeem her. A fellow Shadowchaser has gone missing, and so has a unique artifact imbued with astonishing magic. Unless the Vessel of Nun is returned, it will cause destruction beyond anything the modern world has seen. Kira's got a team at her back, including Khefar, a near-immortal Nubian warrior who has already died for her once.
An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone's ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen . . . In exchange for an impossible demand.
Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts. And only the black, twisted magic that Julia learned on the streets can save them.
Stan Markowski is a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD's Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit. Like the rest of America, Scranton's got an uneasy 'live and let unlive' relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that's when they call Markowski. He carries a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.
Senator Howard Stark wants to be President of the United States. So does the demon inside him. With the competing candidates dropping out due to scandal, blackmail, and 'accidental' death, Stark looks like a good bet to go all the way to the White House. Occult investigator Quincey Morris and white witch Libby Chastain must somehow get by the dedicated agents of the US Secret Service - as well as the very forces of Hell itself, if they are to exorcise the demon possessing Stark.
1911. James Asher, Oxford don and former spy, is forced to team up again with his vampire partner Don Simon Ysidro for a journey to St. Petersburg, where the Kaiser is trying to recruit vampires. Are they on the trail of a rogue vampire with a plan to achieve the power to walk in daylight? Asher wonders. Or is Ysidro's real agenda to seek the woman he once loved?
The paranormal perils of Do-It-Yourself. Charlaine Harris contributes a new Sookie Stackhouse story, and Patricia Briggs, James Grady, Heather Graham, Melissa Marr, along with nine other outstanding writers, have constructed more frightening and funny fixer-upper tales.
To a vampire, nothing is sweeter than bloodfairy essence. So Ember, selling her blood to the highest bidder - and robbing her clients in the process - unwittingly becomes a target of dark and dangerous forces. Diamond, a glassfairy who, for better or worse, knows his way around the vampire underworld, is Ember's only chance to keep her magical blood inside her body, where it belongs.
Madeline Black is an Agent, which means she escorts the souls of people who have died to their afterlife. But as a direct descendant of Lucifer and heir to her father Azazel's principality, Maddy learns that politics really are hell. She's already betrothed to a fallen angel she can't stand, and in love with a half-nephilim she can never touch. Now Lucifer has a special job for her: negotiate a treaty between Hell and the Fairy Court!
In desperate need of money, Amanda Feral agrees to appear on a new reality show called American Minions, but when the show's host, a lecherous wood nymph, is found incinerated in a locked room, Amanda must figure out which inhabitant of "Minion's Mansion" is responsible.
Maya's family has just moved to Oregon. Her concerns about starting middle school and making new friends soon become secondary. First a fairy flies into her room. Then she finds out that the kids who live next door, in the Janus House apartments, have special powers. In fact, everyone who lives in Janus House has them.
Constantinople, 1453. Sultan Mehment II brings an army of one hundred thousand, outnumbering the defenders ten to one. Among those defenders is Gregoras, a mercenary and exile, returning to the hated place he once loved. Also here is his twin and betrayer, the subtle diplomat, Theon. And here too are Sofia, loved by two brothers but forced to make a desperate choice between them, and Leilah, a powerful mystic and assassin, seeking her own destiny in the flames.
Jack Cloudie, thanks to his father's gambling debts, survives the streets as a pickpocket. He is pressed into the Royal Aerostatic Navy and assigned to the most useless airship in the fleet, serving under a captain who is most probably mad, bound for a war in the faraway deserts of Cassarabia.
Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years - a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is enlisted by her best friend Cookie when Cookie's friend Mimi disappears. Mimi has been acting oddly since learning an old friend from high school was murdered. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow has left his corporeal body and has taken to haunting Charley. He's being tortured by demons who want to get to Charley and thereby gain a portal to heaven.
Owen Adamo, ex-Chief Sergeant of the Dragon Corps, learns that Volstov's ruler has been secretly pursuing the possibility of resurrecting magically powered sentient robot dragons - even at the risk of igniting another war. But there is little Owen, now a professor at the University, can do to stop it -- until a mysterious illness strikes the first-year students. When one of them voices her suspicions to Adamo - it sets in motion events that will change Volstov forever.
Lucifer comes to L. A. to supervise his movie biography and drafts James Stark (Sandman Slim) as his bodyguard. That's before the murders start. And before Stark runs into the Czech porn star who isn't quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark's forever. Recommended.
Sequel to ICE SONG. Sorykah, female, and Soryk, male, are the warring components of a gender-switching Trader. Sorykah has rescued her infant twins from mad Matuk the Collector, but Matuk's death has forces, led by the Collector's son, that cast nets of power that stretch from the glittering capital of Neubonne to the murky depths below the frozen Sigue, where the ink of octameroons is harvested to make addictive, aphrodisiacal tattoos.
Secret agent Nola O'Grady is back and ready to save San Francisco from all evildoers, alien and otherwise. With the aid of her "bodyguard" and lover Ari Nathan, Nola's new mission is to track down and apprehend the mysterious "Brother Belial," head of the now-dispersed Chaos cult - and a possible invader from another dimension.
General Black is the great hope of the military, but she cannot wage war from behind the President's desk. So there must be a new president, anointed by Black, to hold the desk job, and who better than the only woman resurrected from Justin Cord's past era, the scientist who created his resurrection device, the only born unincorporated woman. The perfect figurehead. Except that she has ideas of her own, and secrets of her own, and the talent to run the government her way. She is a force that no one anticipated, and no one can control.
Shale's own highlords and waterpriests plot against him and his Reduner brother plots his revenge. And Terelle, who covertly boosts his powers with her own mystical abilities, must leave Shale's side to return to her people. No one knows what waits for her across the desert, but her people gave the Quartern its first Stormlord and they may save Shale and his people once again-or lead them to their doom.
Since the day he was hung on the thorns of a briar patch and forced to watch Count Renar's men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him-and he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his father's castle. Treachery and dark magic.
Though Theo Waitley has survived the Academy and become one of the best pilots in the galaxy, the past is about to blast her with gale-force winds. Theo can run, but she can't hide. Her destiny as master pilot and leader of a powerful Liaden clan calls, and there are LOTS of enemies who will try to make sure she's quite dead before she has the chance to make an answer.
Cass Dollar joins Dor, the leader of a survivalist stronghold, on a quest through the devastated, zombie-infested landscape of the Western US to find Dor's daughter. But the greater threat are other humans, the totalitarian Rebuilders. They're stealing women and children away to breeding farms, and Cass herself might be the top prize of them all.
On their search for two missing Mercenary Brothers, Dhulyn Wolfshead and Parno Lionsmane must track a serial killer into the Path of the Sun - an ancient labyrinth from which few people return.
New York City is being plagued by a pack of ferocious brass raptors--strange, skeleton-like creations with batlike wings that swoop out of the sky, attacking people and carrying them away into the night. The Ghost discovers that they originate from a deranged military scientist who is building a weapon that will fracture dimensional space and allow the monstrous creatures that live on the other side to spill through.
Kristian North and Frederica Bannister, musicologists of the future, compete for the opportunity to make a time transfer back to the 19th century to study the relationship between Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Frederica gets her wealthy father to pull a few strings and makes the transfer. When she doesn't return, the transfer scientitists call on Kristian.
King Dororam, enraged by the murder of his only child, is assembling all the Allied Kingdoms, fielding an army unlike any seen before. The armies of Kirol Syrreth muster to meet the attack that is sure to come as soon as the snows have melted from the mountain paths, but their numbers are sorely depleted. Still, after uncounted centuries of survival, the Charnel King still has a few tricks up his putrid and tattered sleeves, and the only thing that can defeat him now - may just be the inhuman soldiers on whom he's pinned his last hopes.
The contents in the third mass market volume of this book are: Stories of the Spinner Rack by George R. R. Martin, The Triumph by Robin Hobb, Soldierin' by Joe R. Lansdale, Clean Slate by Lawrence Block, The Girls from Avenger by Carrie Vaughn, The Pit by James Rollins, My Name is Legion by David Morrell, The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon.
Correspondent Oscar Wendell discovers that a war in Kazakhstan is being waged against genetically engineered troops hundreds of meters below the surface. Hooked on a dangerous cocktail of adrenaline and drugs, Oscar doesn't find the war, the war finds him.
Lady Zurenne and her daughters are guarded by a man that Corrain, former captain and now slave, knows to be a rogue wizard, selling his skills to the very corsairs that murdered Lady Zurenne's husband. If Corrain can escape, he will see justice done. Unless Jilseth, magewoman and Archmage's confidante, can catch the renegade first, before the full extent of his villainy is revealed. If that happens, at a time when wizardry faces so many other challenges, the scandal could have dire consequences indeed!
Love hurts, and no one knows better than Georgina Kincaid. If she kisses her boyfriend, Seth Mortensen, she will drain his life force. Her personal and professional life are in chaos. Doug, her co-worker has been exhibiting bizarre behavior and Georgina suspects something far more demonic.
All but five people in the world think Evy Stone is dead again, this time for good - immolated in a factory fire set specifically for her. Evy and Wyatt can no longer trust their former allies, or even the highest echelons of the Triads. A Triad raid on a macabre, monster-filled lab of science experiments failed to capture the brilliant, vampire-obsessed scientist with a wealth of powerful, anti-Dreg weaponry to trade for what he desires most of all - Evy Stone: alive and well, and the key to his ultimate experiment in mad science.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
In the far future, an indestructible and massive canal more than 2,000 miles long spans the mid-continent of Earth. Nothing can mar it, move it, or affect it in any fashion. At its western end where it meets the sea, is an equally indestructible structure comprising three levels of seemingly empty chambers. Scientists from three different civilizations, separated in time by hundreds of thousands of years, are investigating the canal. In the most distant of these civilizations, religious rebellion is brewing. A plot is hatched to overthrow the world government of the Vanir, using a weapon that can destroy anything-except the canal. If used at full power it could literally unravel the universe and destroy all life forever. The lives and fates of all three civilizations become intertwined as the forces behind the canal react to the threat.
A new danger comes to Iskryne. An army of men approaches, an army that wishes to conquer and rule. The giant trellwolves and their human brothers have never hunted men before. They will need to learn if they are to defend their homes.
A new perspective, goreless and atmospheric, on the standard zombie scenario. It begins as usual with a disease that has wiped out 99% of humanity. The second stage of the disease, again as usual, animates the dead into zombies who shamble forth to complete the job on the 1% who survived.
Shield Lee Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish are steadfast in their commitment to protect Westsea no matter what disaster, natural or man-made, may befall it. But before our heroes can discern why so many people are suddenly interested in gaining control of Westsea, Lee's family arrives with some startling news. Long before she was trained as a Shield, she was betrothed as part of an alliance with another merchant clan - and her "fiance" is determined to see Lee fulfill her contract.
Historical novel of the siege of Malta. 1565: a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean stands gatekeeper between East and West. As word came from Constantinople that Malta was in the sights of the Ottoman Empire, all of Europe watched as a force of over 30,000 men besieged the island - itself peopled by only 500 knights and a few thousand local soldiers.
2085. Bodyguard Scotty Griffin accompanies the teenaged heir to the Republic of Kikaya to participate in a live action role playing game to be conducted at the lunar colony. Pursued by armed and murderous terrorists, forced to solve gaming puzzles to stay a jump ahead, forced to juggle multiple psychological realities as they do...this is the game for which they've prepared their entire lives, and they are going to play it for all it's worth.
A collection of fact, fiction, and wit. This volume is a sequel to Scatterbrain.
Jane and Anyan are attacked by humans with very large guns when they arrive in Rockabill. They bring Anyan down before either Jane or the barghest can react. She nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers. Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that just might destroy the world.
A drug dealer known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs, in a slum of the finest city of the Thirteen Lands. Then the discovery of a murdered child down a dead-end street puts him on a collision course with the life he left behind, the secret police known as the Black House.
Fallen angels in the form of vampires are infecting humans one by one, creating an army fit for Armageddon. Jesse Burke, driven by vengeance to destroy the vampiric angels, has been protecting New Orleans from the onslaught, unaware that she has a much greater destiny awaiting her in the face of the oncoming apocalypse.
The only survivor of royal treachery that eliminates his entire family, Azzad al-Ma'aliq flees to the desert and dedicates himself to vengeance. With the help of the Shagara, a nomadic tribe of powerful magicians, he begins to take his revenge-but at a terrible cost to himself.
To find the ghost of her killer - and rescue her father - Harper Blaine will have to enter into the Grey. And with her growing powers pulling her deeper into that paranormal world, she's afraid she may not be able to come back out.
Greywalker Harper Blaine's only respite from the chaos is her work. While conducting an investigation in the Olympic Peninsula, she sees a ghostly car accident whose victim insists that he was murdered. Harper discovers that the icy waters of the lake hide a terrible power. The hellish beings are under the thrall of a sinister cabal that will use the darkest of the arts to achieve their fiendish ends.
Written by writers who know first hand what it means to wear their country's uniform, military sf stories from Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Elizabeth Moon, Gordon R. Dickson, David Drake, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Gene Wolfe and more.
Edinburgh: 1828. Amongst the crowded, sprawling tenements of the labyrinthine Old Town, a body is found, its neck torn to pieces. Adam Quire, Officer of the newly- formed Edinburgh Police, is led on a trail that takes him into the deepest reaches of the city's criminal underclass, and to the highest echelons of the filthy rich. Soon Quire will discover that a darkness is crawling through this city of enlightenment - and no one is safe from its corruption.
Nebios now runs the vast deserts of the world hunted by strange women warriors, while his dreams are invaded by warnings from his dead father. Jin Li Tam, queen of the Ninefold Forest, guards her son against both murderous threats and the usurper queen and her evangelists. They bring a message: Jakob is the child of promise of their Gospel, and the Crimson Empress is on her way. And in hidden places, the remnants of the Androfrancine Order formulate their response to the song pouring out of a silver crescent that was found in the wastes.
Three linked novellas begin the series. After the asteroid doesn't strike Earth and the dinosaurs continue to evolve, we come to a heroic, bronze-age world where the Mrem Clan of the Claw and its sister warbands are expanding their rough-and-tumble territory and come up against the Lishkash, masters of a cold-blooded empire of slave armies and magic. The clash of mammalian courage and adaptation against reptile cunning will determine which line shall inherit the Earth.
It's been three months since musician Miranda Grey became a vampire and married David Solomon. But when a powerful force from David's past appears, Mirands begins to realize how little she really knows about her husband.
Long ago was the Big Kill, a time when the Slaughterers walked the earth unseen, killing, departing, repeatedly returning to kill again. Since then mountains have risen, deserts have fallen, the last of humankind has scattered, and the great waters rising are changing the world.
Stefan Korsak and his genetically-altered brother have evaded the Institute for three years. When they learn the new location of the secret lab, they plan to break in and save the remaining children there. But one of the little ones doesn't want to leave. She wants to kill.
From light-spirited romps to black-hearted noir, from steampunk London to the bleeding edge of the present, tales of love, eros, betrayal and seduction in a beguiling vein from Tanya Huff, Caitlin Kittredge and Toni L.P. Kelner, among others.
A collection of stories, including two all-new works, featuring Kitty Norville, werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature.
As Wallace is about to be executed, he tells his story to the Scottish priest who comes to hear his last confession. BC author.
The Prescot family are miners and have become the richest people in the universe. But they might as well have targets painted on them for their competitors. Caron Prescot has only six bodyguards against an army, but she has two aces in the hole: the miners are on her side, and Elke, Ripple Creek's psychotic demolition expert, has a nuke. The problem with Elke having a nuke is that Elke WILL use it.
There's a crashed aircraft laden with treasures of a lost civilization and Captain Grist and Frey want it. There's something other than treasure on board that aircraft and it's going to take all of Frey's considerable skill at lying, cheating and stealing if he wants to get his hands on it.
Celia Graves is slowly adjusting to being a helf-human, half-vampire Abomination. The vampire attack that transformed her kicked her latent Siren abilities into high gear, and now she's been summoned to the Sirens' island to justify her existence - and possibly fight for her life in front of the Siren Queen.
During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, grimspace "jumper" Sirantha Jax decided to go it alone. The cost of her actions: the destruction of modern interstellar travel - and the lives of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers. Now she's on trial for dereliction of duty, desertion, mass murder, high treason...and her life.
Captain Nemo tells his story to the struggling writer Jules Verne. We follow Nemo's exploration of hidden caverns that lead to the center of the earth, travels across darkest Africa in a hydrogen balloon, and his imprisonment by an evil Ottoman caliph who commands the dark genius to construct a sub-marine boat, the Nautilus, in order to attack merchant ships that venture through the newly completed Suez Canal.
In three full-length novels, Dominic Flandry, Agent of the Terran Empire will rise from young ensign to lieutenant commander as he outthinks rivals and thwarts adversaries, blazing a trail across the galaxy in defense of an Empire which barely appreciates him and against alien enemies who appreciate him all too well.
The Pearl of Palawan is rumoured to grant immortality. While vacationing in the Philippines Anya Creed finds herself drawn to German treasure hunters searching for the fabled pearl. But none understand the pearl's true nature or the danger it poses to them all.
Ryan and his companions go up against a desperate band of coldhearts. Seeing his long-lost son is a shock -- especially when he shoots and wounds his father in a firefight.
Since the moment Damien showed up - gloriously naked - Kelsey Morningstone has been having a hard time keeping her relationship with the clinic's latest amnesiac patient strictly professional. Even with her empath abilities Kelsey's not sure she can get past Damien's anger to find the cause of his delusions. After all, falling for a patient is bad enough, but falling for a patient who thinks he's a werewolf is a whole other kind of crazy.
The quietly weird, the merely eerie, high fantasy, modern Lovecraftian horror, nightmarish near-future scenarios, the darkly humorous, the supernatural, and the monstrously mundane from the likes of established bestselling authors such as Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, and George R.R. Martin, and legendary writers like Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee, and Gene Wolfe.
Seven years ago, Eliza's childhood sweetheart vanished from the streets of Whitechapel. No one believed her when she told them that he was stolen away by the faeries. But she hasn't given up. The search takes her to the Onyx Court, now crumbling after three centuries. Without the palace's protection, the fae have little choice but to flee. Those who stay have one goal: to find safety in a city that does not welcome them. But what price will the mortals of London pay for that safety?
Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff in his final moments gave stewardship of the black staff to the young tracker Panterra Qu. Now the newly anointed Knight of the Word must take up the battle. As an army of bloodthirsty trolls masses for invasion, Princess Phryne Amarantyne stands accused of murdering her father, the Elf king of Arborlon. Meanwhile a nameless, merciless figure wanders the devastated land on a relentless mission: to claim the last black staff - and the life of he who wields it.
When the Holy Matriarch's son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the elite assassins known as the Roshun he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. Ash and his young apprentice Nico set out to fulfil the Roshun orders, their journey taking them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports - into bloodshed and death.
Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate-the Savoyard Plantation- and the horrors that occurred there. He becomes aware of an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice. It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of Savoyard still stand. Where a longstanding debt of blood has never been forgotten. A debt that has been waiting patiently for Frank Nichols's homecoming.
Emma moves to Hong Kong to become a nanny to John Chen's daughter. When she falls for her employer she discovers John's world is very different from her own. He is no ordinary businessman -- and all the gods, demons and dragons of Hell want him dead.
Nicodemus is an apprentice wizard afflicted by a curse that causes him to misspell magical texts. Now, the demon who cursed him has hatched a conspiracy to force Nicodemus to change language and ultimately use it to destroy all human life. As Nico tries to thwart the demon's plan, his disability causes him to create chaos wherever he goes, bringing the kingdom where he sought refuge to the brink of civil war.
After the man named Gabriel came to the Bloodlands, Mariah Lyander was forced to face her true nature, and the horrible things she had done. To redeem herself, she embarks on a quest to find a rumored cure for were-creatures hoping to recover her own humanity - and Gabriel's love.
Former car thief Ray Lilly is called back to his old LA stomping grounds by a friend from his former gang. A mysterious spell is killing Ray's former associates, and they blame him. Worse yet, the spell was cast by Wally King, the sorcerer who first dragged Ray into the brutal world of the Twenty Palace Society. Recommended.
A fatal incident at a medical facility sends U.S. government agents on the trail of Evangelina Scales - Jennifer's sister and an extraordinary figure with deadly intent. But not everything is as it seems.
Linden has brought Thomas Covenant's spirit back from its prison in the Arch of Time, and revived his slain body -- but the thunderclap of power has awakened the Worm of the World's End, and all of them, and the Land itself, are forfeit to its devouring. If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources- including the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.
Young Allen Allenson hopes to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a star sector where they're encroaching. But the wily Terrans are not so easily persuaded by a young colonial they think of as a rube. Worse, Riders, the beings who naturally ply the wilderness between the stars, are playing their own deadly political games - against the Terrans, against the colonials, and against one young greenhorn commander in particular, naive young Allen, whom they figure they can manipulate to do their bidding.
Chalice, a skilled knife fighter since the age of 9, must do the bidding of an evil sorcerer who kidnapped her a decade ago. She must use her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact. But with the help of Aydin, her noble warrior-protector, she will attempt to break the sorcerer's hold by venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power.
Two complete Jack Fleming, Vampire P.I. novels, CHILL IN THE BLOOD and DARK SLEEP. In the latest Vampire Files omnibus, Jack Fleming now runs his own nightclub while remaining a reluctant player in the politics of gangland Chicago in the 1930s. And wherever vampires and mobsters mix, there will be blood...
Set in the awe-inspiring world of the Malazan Empire, here are three tales of the enigmatic and eccentric necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach collected in one volume. BLOOD FOLLOWS, THE LEES OF LAUGHTER'S END, and THE HEALTHY DEAD in one volume.
Intrepid necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, in the company of a gaggle of artists and pilgrims, stalwart Mortal Sword Tulgord Vise, pious Well Knight Arpo Relent, stern Huntsman Steck Marynd, and three of the redoubtable Chanter brothers (and their lone sister) find themselves faced with the cruelest of choices. The legendary Crack'd Pot Trail, a stretch of harsh wasteland between the Gates of Nowhere and the Shrine of the Indifferent God, has become a tortured path of deprivation.
The young peasant woman Kamala has proven strong and determined enough to claim the most powerful Magister sorcery for herself-but now the Magisters hunt her for killing one of their own. Her only hope of survival lies in the northern Protectorates, where spells are warped by a curse called the Wrath that even the Magisters fear. Originally intended to protect the lands of men from creatures known only as souleaters, the Wrath appears to be weakening-and the threat of this ancient enemy is once more falling across the land.
Nefertiti, longer living at the royal palace as the intended bride of the crown prince, is being chased by the prince's soldiers for a crime she did not commit. She takes shelter in the wild hills along the Nile's west bank. There she begins to question long-held sacred beliefs - a questioning that could alter the fabric of Egyptian society.
As Cat struggles to cope with her temporary ability to communicate with the dead, she must take on a phantom murderer.
A harvest of the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales, from weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars.
Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Charlie, desperate to save her ash-addicted sister Bryn, makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it's too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse than death.
While Dakota goes in search of the entity responsible for creating the Maker caches, Corso, left in charge of a fleet of human-piloted Magi ships, finds his authority crumbling in the face of assassination attempts and politically motivated sabotage. If any hope exists at all, it lies in an abandoned asteroid a thousand light-years beyond the Consortium's borders, and with Ty Whitecloud, the only man alive with the skill to decipher the messages.
The Ghost Finders answer a distress call from the private research center of one of the biggest drug companies in the world, where a team of police enforcement agents have vanished. They have no idea what they're facing, except a deadline that threatens to remove the entire building from existence if they fail to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Princess Adele attempts to prevent genocide as her Equatorian Empire and their American allies stand on the brink of war with the vampire clans of the north. Reunited with the Greyfriar, she is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, Senator Clark. Then Prince Cesare, leader of the British vampire clan, seizes initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria.
Richards - a Level 5 AI with a PI fetish - and his partner, a decommissioned German military cyborg, are on the trail of a murderer, but the killer has hidden inside an artificial reality. Richards and Klein must stop him before he becomes a god - for the good of all the realms.
MINDSTAR RISING and A QUANTUM MURDER in one volume.
Includes an all-new Sookie Stackhouse novella, interviews, tours of Bon Temps and the werewolf and vampire communities, recipes and trivia questions.
While on the run from Empire guards, Will Hawthorne and his band of thieves are transported to a mysterious land that none recognize or know how to get home from. They have landed right in the middle of a battle between goblins and humans. They get involved with the human side of the battle, but do they have any recourse when Will discovers that the humans who are sheltering them may not be the right side to be on in this conflict.
Having left the Marine Corps, former Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is attempting to build a new life with salvage operator Craig Ryder. Turns out, civilian life is a lot rougher than she'd imagined. Torin is left for dead when pirates attack their spaceship and take Craig prisoner. But"left for dead" has never stopped Torin. Determined to rescue Craig, she calls in her Marines. And that's when her mission expands to stopping the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space.
Shale is in trouble - the creature-filled darkness known as the Roil is expanding, consuming the land, swallowing cities whole. Where once there were 12 metropolises, now only 4 remain. It's up to a drug addict, an old man and a woman bent on revenge to try to save their city - and the world.
DEATH MOST DEFINITE and MANAGING DEATH are included in this volume with the conclusion of the series. Steven de Selby's hangover isn't improved when someone starts shooting at him. His boss, Death himself, has gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse - unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for a dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss.
In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree's guest is at the heart of it. Recommended.
Canadian author. Moth was once Ulfhild the King's Sword, wizard and warrior of the north. And she was once Vartu Kingsbane, one of the seven devils of legend. Now, at the command of the Old Great Gods, she is hunting down her former comrades. How her enemies have compelled her obedience is a mystery even to her love, the bear-demon Mikki.
A collection of four long stories, linked by the theme of retribution.
When a friend in Los Angeles asks for help tracking a sorcerous serial killer, Pete and Jack leave Black London for a landscape teeming with hostile magic-users. Their investigation leads to confrontation with the demon Belial. Jack learns that he wasn't the only thing to escape from Hell. Now it's up to him and Pete to track and eliminate an evil older than the Black itself - before it turns L.A. into Hell on Earth.
Colonel Wes Stauer must not only command his crack outfit of former comrades and pull off yet another miracle mission, he must also harness and direct the brute within himself - a beast he will need in order to destroy an intelligent enemy who is as implacable as Stauer himself. Okay, "almost" as implacable.
The Liaden universe novels CRYSTAL SOLDIER, CRYSTAL DRAGON, and BALANCE OF TRADE in one volume.
Keira Kelly and her sexy vampire king, Adam, are about to tie the proverbial knot when Adam's brother Gideon comes bearing the one-size-fits-all gift of bad news: an ancient, convoluted Challenge thrown down upon the entire Kelly clan. It seems the dreaded forces of the Dark Fae have declared war on Keira's family, and at stake is the land that is rightfully theirs.
Lucy Stone works in Edinburgh designing an online game based on Krassnian folk lore. Her family is from Krassnia, a former Soviet Republic, and her research is producing secrets about her family's past. Meanwhile, a revolution is brewing in Krassnia, and its organizers decide an online game would provide a perfect opportunity for them to meet and organize.
Prior to making her final pledge as a druid, the young seer Sibeal visits the island of Inis Eala, where the sight leads her to Felix, a survivor of a Norse shipwreck who has no memory of his past. As the island's healers struggle to keep Felix alive, he and Sibeal form a natural bond. But Sibeal's vocation is her true calling, and she must choose between the two things that tug at her soul - her spirituality and a chance at love.
October "Toby" Daye is settling into her new role as Countess of Goldengreen. She's actually dating again, and she's taken on Quentin as her squire. But someone has kidnapped the sons of the regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must find the missing boys and prove the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. Toby's search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves, and her deadline is firm: she must find the boys in three days' time, or all of the Mists will pay the price. But someone is determined to stop her - and whoever it is isn't playing by Oberon's Laws.
Las Vegas, the City of Sin, is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina Kincaid's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle-and from her boyfriend Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it-no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for.
MacKayla Lane is in Ireland to hunt her sister's murderer and to acquire and gain control of the "Sinsar Dubh" - a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King. But hunter becomes the hunted when the "Sinsar Dubh" turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
Dafydd ap Caerwyn, the Faerie prince who sought Lara Jansen's help in solving a royal murder, is missing, perhaps dead, and the Barrow-lands are closer than ever to a final conflagration. Lara has no other choice: she must harness the potent but perilous magic of the staff and her own truthseeking talents, blazing a path to a long-forgotten truth - a truth with the power to save the Barrow-lands or destroy them.
Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike.
Angel says that Fang will be the first to die, and Angel is never wrong. Maximum Ride is used to living desperately on the run from evil forces sabotaging her quest to save the world - but nothing has ever come as close to destroying her as this horrifying prophetic message. Fang is Max's best friend, her soul mate, her partner in the leadership of her flock of winged children. A life without Fang is a life unimaginable. When a newly created winged boy, the magnificent Dylan, is introduced into the flock, their world is upended yet again. Raised in a lab like the others, Dylan exists for only one reason: he was designed to be Max's perfect other half.
There's never a dull moment in the world of zombies. Their endless march will never be stopped. It's the Zombie Zeitgeist! From world renowned authors like Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, Robert E. Howard, and Richard Matheson to the writer who staarted it all, W.B.Seabrook. Also including classic stories by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P.Lovecraft, Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, and many more.
Failed artist Ed Rico and his brother's wife Alice pursue Ed's missing brother after he disappears on a London Underground escalator. Meanwhile, 400 years in the future, Katherine Abdulov must travel to a remote planet in order to regain the trust of her influential family. The only person standing in her way is her former lover, Victor Luciano, the ruthless employee of a rival trading firm.
A collection of his stories.
Seattle Vampire thief Raylene Pendle has been asked to seek out and steal a bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way. But Raylene's biggest problem is that the death of her friend Ian's vaunted patriarch appears to have made him the next target of some blood-sucking sociopaths. Now Raylene must snatch up the potent relics, solve a murder, and keep Ian safe - all while fending off a psychotic sorceress.
Carl stumbles across part of a map to an unknown town. He becomes convinced it represents the city of his dreams, where ice skaters turn quintuple loops and trumpeters hit impossibly high notes.... and where the woman he loves will agree to see him again. But if he ever finds himself in the streets on his map, will they turn out to be the land of his dreams or the world of his worst nightmares?
Kaylin, now a member of the elite Hawk force that protects the City of Elantra, is keeping silent about the shameful things she's done to stay alive on the mean streets she's escaped. But when the city's oracles warn of brewing unrest in the outer fiefdoms, a mysterious visitor from Kaylin's past casts her under a cloud of suspicion.
When a minority race of telepaths is suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court - and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus. But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics -- and murder.
On one side is the Night World ruled by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans, protected by their steadfast mages... Born a wraith, Lily is a shadow who slips between worlds. Brought up by a Blood Lord and raised to be his assassin, she is little more than a slave. But when Lily meets her match in target Simon DuCaine, the unlikely bond that develops between them threatens to disrupt an already stretched peace in a city on the verge of being torn apart...
Jennifer Ramos Kennedy enters her freshman year at Frontera College, a college built in orbit by media and tribal casino money. The Earth is altered by global warming, and an invasive alien species called ultraphytes threatens the surviving ecosystem. Jenny is being raised for great things, but while she's in school she just wants to do her homework, go on a few dates, and get by.
Aurelia Kim Murray is a California girl who wishes there were more to life. And there is. For Kim is part of a royal fimily from a tiny eastern European country, and soon finds herself swept up in the romance and mystery she always wanted - and more, because there's something very different about her bloodline and the magical nature of her ancestral country.
With the man she loves set to marry a look-alike princess, Kim Murray returns to California from the magical country of Dobrenica to heal her broken heart. But soon she finds herself forced into a duel with a Dobrenican nobleman, who reveals that her great sacrifice, leaving Alec, was a disaster. To fix her mistake, Kim returns to Dobrenica, but what she finds there is not just politics and personalities but ghosts and magic, murder and mystery.
Stories of the fearful images that have stalked humanity's nightmares for centuries, with entries by Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Ann Rice, H.P.Lovecraft, Woody Allen, and many others.
Two astrobiologists die on an expedition to Jupiter's moon Europa. Others on the expedition believe the two men were the victims of their mutual lover, Evangeline Chatelain, who piloted them into the unknown depths. Chatelaine, however, claims that a large, unknown lifeform attacked their bathyscaphe and she had to jettison the section containing the two. Otto Danzig, the spaceship's arbiter, must investigate.
After the death of Anna's old vampire mentor causes ripples in the mortal world, Anna needs to lie low. But when Max, an FBI agent and Anna's former flame, comes to her with reports that bodies are showing up on the Mexican border drained of blood, Anna has no choice but to get involved, both with the case and with the man who broke her heart.
Rudi Mackenzie has returned to Montival with the Sword of the Lady, ready to face the legions of the Prophet. To achieve victory, Rudi must assemble a coalition of former enemies and forge an army that will rescue his homeland and tear the heart out of the Church Universal and Triumphant once and for all.
Rudi McKenzie-now Artos, the High King of Montival-must fulfill his destiny. He wields the sword crafted for him before he was born. He has made friends of his enemies. He has won the heart of the woman he loves. And now he must defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant, knowing he may lose his life in the final battle...
Pierce is a newly recruited member of the Stasis, serving out a complex twenty- year apprenticeship while struggling to find his way through the paradoxical maze of history (and unhistory) that surrounds him. As his once simple existence expands and replicates over vast stretches of time, Pierce uncovers a new and unexpected destiny, one that will embroil him in the larger purposes of the Stasis and in the ultimate, unresolved fate of humanity itself.
Ullsaard has the crown. But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate, he has to choose between power and honour.
A former member of the Terran Navy's elite force, the Dead Jokers, electronic-warfare pilots with a mortality rate to match that of old Japan's Kamikazes, Captain Alexandra "Alex" McLaughlin is a born survivor. As the battles with the Xan-Sskarn take on an eerily familiar pattern of no-win scenarios, she realizes the horrifying truth - humanity has a traitor, and it's somebody close. As each battle brings more death, Alex's ghosts grow and so does her desire for vengeance.
Liv Warren, a paranormal tracker who can follow the scent of blood, must find the missing daughter of a childhood friend. That means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover prophesied to either kill Liv or die by her hand.
Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky's efforts to organize resistance against the alien conquerors seem doomed. Then, emerging from the mountains and forests of Eastern Europe, new allies present themselves to the ragtag human resistance. Predators, creatures of the night, human in form but inhumanly strong. Long enemies of humanity...until now. Because now is the time to defend Earth.
The Inquisition's brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. It foments rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis, and religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire's subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet eleven years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting's city of Zion.
Set in a world where colour is the basis of all magic, Gavin Guile is the current Prism - and one that happens to have many secrets. Secrets like his brother Javen, who he defeated in the great war years earlier and now keeps in a dungeon below his home. Or secrets like his son Kip, a young man raised in another land who has yet to realize the full extent of his powers. As Kip begins to learn the truth behind Gavin and Javen's great schism, he will also learn that time is running out for the world as they know it. For the Prism is not what he seems to be, and there are greater powers afoot than could ever have been imagined.
Kenneth Chinran commanded the elite unit assigned to take out an entire planet in a terrible war. Now one of his men, a sociopath with the knowledge and firepower to take out entire tactical teams, evaporate through security cordons and change identity at will, must be reigned in. Who do you send after a killer like that? There's only one answer: the man who trained him.
Alex and Susan Wendt are the perfect couple in search of the perfect brownstone. They find their dream home in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The rent is so low and it is too good to pass up. Big Mistake: Susan soon discovers that the brownstone is crawling with bedbugs...or is it? Only Susan is being bitten. Is she confronting the bedbug problem from hell?
After his family was betrayed and disgraced by the most powerful families in Italy, young Erazo chose the path of vengeance-and entered a world of mysticism and murder beyond anything he could have imagined. But his quest is far from over...
Five unlikely superheroes must defend Earth against the machinations of Darkseid and the New Gods of Apokolips. Based on the DC Comics series.
Secret Service agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering investigate reports of a genuine psychic healer, along with a simultaneous epidemic of mysterious illnesses that take them from a carnival sideshow back to the bloody history of the Civil War.
Prince Sigvald the Magnificent has struck a pact with his Slaaneshi masters that bestows incredible power and beauty, but drives him to ever greater acts of hedonism. Despite his pre-eminence, the champion of Chaos is tricked into an impossible war with the promise of a powerful artefact to slake his dark desires. After centuries of debauchery, Sigvald rouses his army and leads them to battle against the legions of the Blood God Khorne.
Megatron, an undefeated gladiator thug, gives voice to the unspoken longings of the oppressed masses - and opens the mind of Orion Pax, an insignificant data clerk. Orion is determined to meet this defiant enemy of all that Cybertron stands for, no matter what he has to do, or how many laws he has to break. What happens between Orion Pax and Megatron forever changes the destiny of all Transformers.
The witch Ilvani's nightmares of a storm and a suffering soul are luring shadow creatures into Ikemmu. Ashok is determined to find a way to stop it before the shadow creatures destroy the city he worked so hard to save. The trail leads him, the witch Ilvani, Cree, and Skagi along a caravan route to Rashemen, where similarly strange attacks are happening among the secretive masked witches of the steppes.
After the appearance of a swarm of empathic earwigs and the disappearance of their town's water supply, our intrepid heroes Shaani and Xoota decide to attempt the impossible and and cross the desert that surrounds the town.
This omnibus collects THE BLACK ROSE, THE FIRE ROSE, and THE GARGOYLE KING into one unabridged edition.
Reyes works to uncover the truth about the Taurus Reach. As forces align against the threat of the Shedai, a wild card returns to change the rules.
Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym. But another drow and dwarf pair, Jarlaxle and Athrogate, stumbles across it first and inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter - a catastrophe big enough to lure even the mercenary Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it.
Escaping from the Black Library of the eldar, Inquisitor Bronislaw Czevak steals the Atlas Infernal - a living map of the Webway. He can elude the Harlequins and thwart his enemies within the Inquisition, but Ahriman - arch-sorcerer of the Thousand Sons, is another matter. Czevak's only hope is to outwit the chosen of Tzeentch, Lord of Chaos and Architect of Fate.
Movie tie-in. Conan of Cimmeria lost his father and village when they were slaughtered by the cruel warlord Khalar Zym. Years later he crosses paths with Zym and his armies, but before he can exact vengeance he must contend with the warlord's daughter, the seductive witch Marique -- and a host of monstrous creatues.
8 months after the Battle of Yavin, Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva. Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are sent to evaluate the deal. But Mara Jade, the Emperor's Hand, is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment.
This one-volume collection includes all three of the original novels - FORSAKEN HOUSE, FARTHEST REACH, and FINAL GATE - in one unabridged edition, as well as a bonus short story related to the trilogy.
America. July 1953. Prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its defenses overrun, millions dead, the rest left to fend for themselves. Many try to avoid the alien virus that turns humans into Chimeran killing machines.
As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side being Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power - which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood. And on Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance.
Elminster's archenemy, the vampiric Lord Manshoon, thinks he has destroyed Elminster at last. But Elminster survives in the form of magical ash, and with the help of his scion and the vestige of the long-dead goddess of magic, he still has a chance to counter Manshoon's insidious plots.
The stories collected here, all by the Barbarian's creator, form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas.
Nagash launches his final attack on the lands of Nehekhara, sweeping all before him. Only one man dare stand in his way - Alcadizzar, a peerless warrior and the leader of a defiant force. Their confrontation will not just decide the fate of Nehekhara, but of all the Old World.
Reconstruction after the destruction of Praxis, after years of delay, is at last underway. But the deadly plans of what is believed to be a hard-line Klingon isolationist group violently come to fruition. Further investigation leads to an unexpected revelation connected to the Gorkon conspiracy of 2293, and in particular one disgraced and very familiar Starfleet lieutenant.
The advance of the Locus Horde has been halted, but the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians - have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization. Now the handful of survivors must deal with the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life-form that destroys everything in its path.
The novelization of the upcoming motion picture.
Tired and broken by war, the men of the Brimlock Eleventh Imperial Guard are presented with one final battle that will allow them the reward they all seek: to colonise the distant world of Vorr and live out the rest of their days in peace. All that stands in their way is a force of savages - a plague of feral orks that has spread across the planet. But can the Brimlock's battered bodies and minds hold up to this greenskin invasion?
The disease of the liquid crystal Voidharrow spreads throughout the land, transforming unsuspecting creatures into plague demons. Shara, Uldane, and the unlikely drow hero Valmaggar join forces with Tempest and Rohgar and together they set out in search of the green dragon Vestapalk, or the creature Vestapalk has become - the patient zero of this abyssal plague.
Within Halo is the ancient engineering race of the Forerunners who are worshipped by the Covenant as gods. Their engineering relics pepper the galaxy, yet their connection to humanity remains unanswered.
With tongue-in-cheek humour, the creator of the award-winning "Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress" takes on the self-help section, proving that the benefits of the Dungeons & Dragons(R) game goes far beyond simple entertainment.
At the heart of Ulthuan lies a magical vortex, and the mages who created it remain trapped in a space out of time, endlessly working the spell that keeps the world from becoming a seething Realm of Chaos. When Ulthuan comes under attack from the forces of Chaos and dark elves led by the Witch King and the hag sorceress, Morathi, the high elves must hold firm or face disastrous consequences.
The druchii army, led by Morathi and Issyk Kul, battles the gathered might of the high elves in a vast, destructive conflict. But Morathi has even grander plans than this - to destroy the vortex that holds Ulthuan together, plunging the island into a nightmare domain of Chaos. The noble elves must overcome their dark cousins, or else face the end of their race.
When the Enterprise hits a spatial distortion, Dr. McCoy discovers a number of officers have fallen into comas. These turn out to be espers, humans with a rare and abnormal level of telepathic and psychic ability. With no choice but to link to the officers' minds in order to come to their aid, McCoy is plunged into a nightmarish dream-world.
Thirianna abandons her simple existence to embark upon the mysterious Path of the Seer. This will lead her to the otherrealm of the warp, where daemons are made flesh and nightmares are manifest -- and where she can realize her psychic abilities. After unleashing her powers in battle and communing with the spirits of her craft world, Thirianna turns her skills to the future, where she discerns a great threat descending on Alaitoc.
Within this ancient training manual the Jedi-in-training will discover the history and lore of the Jedi Order, the ways of the Force and how to wield it, the subtle nuances of lightsaber combat, and the dangers of the Dark Side. The only remaining copy in existence, this hallowed tome features handwritten annotated notes by Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Count Dooku, and Darth Sidious, among many others.
Juno mourned Starkiller as dead...but now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill. And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand. The prize is freedom. The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force...