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Please note that this listing is not exhaustive; we have many more (several hundred more) titles coming during this period.
Christoff knows that London's daring jewel thief is one of his own, a drkon, a shapeshifter able to become either human or dragon. But even he doesn't know the Smoke Thief is a woman. This he will learn after he arrives in London, dangling the Langford Diamond as bait.
In 18th century Darkfrith the members of the drakon tribe still possess the power to shift shape, dragon to human and back. Lia is a member of the tribe that does not possess this gift - yet she can hear the song of a powerful diamond now hidden deep in the Carpathian mountains. She must find this stone before those who who'd seek to use it to control or even destroy her tribe.
An unstoppable invasion of automatons has plunged Xanth into dire peril. All that stands between the enchanted land and destruction is the mild mannered Goblin named Goody.
Surprise Golem is an expectant mother who has just lost her brand-new baby - the Stork assigned to deliver Surprise's eagerly awaited Bundle of Joy has inexplicably refused to surrender it, flying off instead through a hole in the fabric of reality. Now, to track down her offspring, Surprise must lead an ill-assorted assemblage of confederates on a desperate quest through dozens of different Xanths.
Maris has escaped the slums to work with the local underworld on a huge space station. She escapes the station by impersonating a diplomat who apparently committed suicide there. But she soon discovers her impersonation has landed her in a web of corruption that has made her a target for elimination.
Candy Quackenbush's adventures in Abarat continue with the henchmen of the evil Christopher Carrion (and his fiendish grandmother Mater Motley) in close pursuit. The Army of Night will soon conquer the islands unless the forces of Day can ready themselves and Candy can unlock the mystery she carries inside. Recommended.
Avalon is suffering from mysterious droughts and the very stars are beginning to lose their light. The fate of Avalon rests with Tamyn, a wandering wilderness guide, and apprentic priestess Elli, and young eagleman Scree. One of them is the true heir to Merlin. And one is the child of dark prophecy, fated to destroy Avalon.
In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward.
Valeria is asked to give up her love for First Rider Kerec to let him make a dynastic marriage and continue the bloodline. Meanwhile the barbarian prince Euan, who wants to overthrow the empire and claim Valeria, is gathering forces for one more try.
When a witch is born, her doppelganger is also created. And though tradition says that a witch cannot master her powers unless her doppelganger is killed, Mirei learns that if you merge with your doppelganger instead, your powers double. This discovery threatens to ignite a civil war among witches.
Young Fawn Bluefield, fleeing her family's farm, encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, enigmatic soldier-sorcerers from the woodland culture to the north led by Dag, older one-handed patroller. When Fawn is kidnapped by the malice Dag's patrol is tracking, Dag races to rescue her. But in the ensuing struggle it is Fawn who kills the creature using Dag's uncanny knife - at dire cost - and their two fates are bound together. And so now the misenchanted knife must be returned to the Lakewalkers.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll be welcome support when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.
Castor has now relulctantly returned to exorcism but needs a big job to fill the hole in his overdraft. But what he gets is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of Hell's fiercest demons.
10 stories set in the same world as JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL.
Jak Rebo is a Runner, an interstellar courier whose present job is to deliver a future religious leader to his people while avoiding assassins. If that's not enough, he gets involved with a very beautiful woman who holds the secret to instantaneous travel between star systems - a secret that some would kill for.
Jak Rebo, making good on a promise to a dead man, must deliver an AI known as Logos to a mysterious backwater planet. Once there Logos will be capable of restoring the system of star gates that once knit the settled worlds together. But Rebo gets caught up in the Techno Society's wars with murderous antitechnics, and soon all he can do is run.
14-year-old Garth accompanies his physician father into the mines of Escator where scores of hardened criminals work endlessly, harvesting a precious commodity known as Gloam. Like his father, he is gifted with the healing Touch. He lays hands on one prisoner and discovers a horrifying secret that could shake the kingdom of Escator to its foundations.
A group of fanatics has risen, driving to annihilate all who oppose them. Mai and Anji, riding with a company of dedicated warriors and a single reeve who may hold a key to stopping the deadly advance of the devouring horde, must try, or the world will be lost to the carnage. But a young woman sworn to the Goddess may prove more important than them all - if they are not too late.
Nearly tortured to death by a New York gangster, Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming gave the punk his just desserts. But now the mob bosses want revenge.
Ivy Cole has returned home to her North Carolina community with a special gift that erupts in howling on full-moon nights, and makes her judge, jury, and executioner. As Ivy says, "sometimes folks deserve a good killing." But this night, something wants her dead as well.
Cardinal Borja is gathering votes to bring the Church's reformers to a halt in their tracks, on the orders of the King of Spain. Meanwhile shadowy agitators are stirring up trouble. Spain's armies are massed across the border in the Kingdom of Naples and Cardinal Barberini wants the pamphleteers to stop slandering him. It looks like it's going to be a long, hot summer.
In 1349 a small German town disappeared, a fact that intrigues Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon. Their destiny becomes intertwined with Father Deitrich, village priest of the town as the Black Death is gathering strength across Europe. He is an educated man and to his astonishment becomes the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest.
In the near-future Indian metropolis of Sagramanda a scientist named Taneer has absconded with secret project code that belongs to his employer, a multinational corporation. It will be very difficult for him to stay alive long enough to reap any reward from this action.
The classic Ler trilogy - THE GAMEPLAYERS OF ZAN, THE WARRIORS OF DAWN, and THE DAY OF THE KLESH - available again for the first time since the mid-80s, in one volume.
God is dead: meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad dropped dead 20 years ago on a karaoke stage, it ruined Charlie's life. Because his dad left him things, things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep and claims to be a brother he never knew, a brother who wants him to lighten up and have a little fun - just like dear dead old dad. Recommended.
More than 25 pieces of short fiction.
Meet the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-faerie, they're savvy-and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But their mixed-blood heritage short-circuits their talents at all the wrong times. Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And Camille is a wicked-good witch, except her magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as her enemies are about to find out-the hard way.
As the kings of the Great Green gather for the war in Troy, three travellers arrive: the runaway priestess Piria who nurses a secret, the warrior Kalliades who wields a legendary sword, and Banokles. In the battles to come Banokles will carve out his own legend.
Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an ancient puzzle. With a crack team of scientific experts and ex-Special Forces commandos, he is heading for what he believes could be the greatest archaeological find of all time - the site of fabled Atlantis - while a ruthless adversary watches his every move and prepares to strike. But neither of them could have imagined what awaits them in the murky depths.
Legendary hacker and onetime revolutionary Lea Prsim hunts for the corporate Collective while uncanny operative Avalon emerges as the leader of the Inru cult. As they pursue their cat-and-mouse game a Collective vessel is making its way back to Earth carrying a secret that has lain in wait for generations.
The Menagerie at the edge of the abyss. A powerful, demonic force seeks Danny Ferrick, a changeling and the youngest member of the Menagerie. Now Doyle's team must race to save their friend from falling into the darkness-and taking all of humanity with him.
A man who has run to Japan but failed to escape himself. A 15 year old girl has stolen 15 million dollars. A woman lives in a sentient castle at the end of the world. They come together in a song for Japan and a lament for the end of the world.
Short stories, including a new Anita Blake story.
A college class gets more than it bargained for when Harper gives a demonstration of her uncanny talent. Instead of just finding one body in an old grave, she finds two: the original occupant and a recently deceased girl whom Harper had tried, and failed, to find two years previously. To dispel suspicions about her own innocence, Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver undertake their own hunt to find the killer-only to find yet another body in the same grave.
After a terrible year the Caleigh family take up residence in a peaceful Devon seaside village and try to come to terms with what has happened to them. But Crickley Hall, the unusually large though cold and drafty house that they move into, turns out to have been a poor choice.
Tentir is under political pressure and now looks to its Commandant, an honourable man but a Caineron. And Jame faces cut-throat competition there as the college tests her. The Caineron heir has been sent to humiliate her and the charming Ardeth Highborn arrives hell-bent on seducing her. And what about the mysterious White Lady who haunts her dreams or of the growling monster and prowls Tentir's hallways and is said to eat young cadets for breakfast?
Sequel to INHERIT THE STARS. Dr. Hunt receives a phone call from a version of himself in a parallel world. That was the first step in bridging the gap between the parallel universes of the multiverse. Earth and the giant humanoids from Thuria must again face an old menace alive in a parallel universe.
All Howard's Kull stories, fully illustrated by Justin Sweet.
In 19th century London, Jack the Ripper has claimed another victim. But this "London" is a crime free virtual city, a historical theme park for tourists. Qualified witch Roberta Morgenstern and her fresh out of the police academy assistant, Clement Martineau, set out to solve the murder.
Having gone AWOL after his fellow troops were massacred, Lt. Wayson Harris--outlawed clone soldier of the Unified Authority--returns to service. But will Harris work for his former leaders...or against them?
Two years ago Lisey Landon lost her novelist husband. She understood there had been a place he went - a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give the ideas he needed. Now it's her turn to face his demons. The task of sorting his papers becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
Now a leading knight of the Black Dragons, the noble Nermesa encounters danger and deception on his first important mission-and uncovers a plot to bring King Conan to his knees.
A motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and packet of letters that send her on a quest across Europe and into the past. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, have to do with the death of her father's friend, a history professor? Is it possible that Dracula has lived on? Recommended.
Summoned to Tulsa by an old friend whose son has fallen in with the wrong crowd, Diana Tregarde, practicing witch and successful romance novelist, quickly finds herself in hot water. The new girl at school, Monica Carlin, has come under sorcerous attack, but Diana cannot identify, or stop, the power-wielder. To make matters worse, there is an ancient being sleeping under Tulsa, a being who might be woken by the magic battles taking place in the city.
Kiron has secretly gathered an army of dragon riders to seek refuge in the abandoned desert city they have named Sanctuary, where they join with other dragon riders to rid their world of both war and magical domination. But now it is time to build a new society in Aerie: an ancient city that seems to have been designed for dragon riders and their dragons.
Set in Edwardian London - where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Lord Alderscroft, Master of the British Elemental Masters Council is the most powerful Fire Master ever to lead the Council. But in his youth, he was bespelled by an evil Elemental Master who hoped to use him for political gain.
CONFLICT OF HONOR, AGENTS OF CHANGE, and CARPE DIEM in one volume, with a new introduction by Anne McCaffery and a new afterword by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. The cover art is by Michael Herring.
After a 400 year journey an ancient starship enters a new system for colonization. They detect curious electromagnetic emissions from the Earth-like world. Meanwhile on this planet "Ground", a young astronomer notices a moving point of light that could not be a comet. 2006 Hugo nominee.
Liir is bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully. He is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. Liir must learn what dark force left him in this condition. He must learn if he is really Elphaba's son and if he can find Nor, his supposed half-sister. In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up? Recommended.
Bridei is determined to drive the Gaelic invaders from his lands once and for all. One of his plans involves Ana, a princess of the Light Isles who's dwelt as a hostage at Fortriu for most of her young life. She must travel north to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she has never seen, relying only on a small band led by the enigmatic spymaster Faolan.
When the ice dragon, a creature of legend and fear, flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that even the Old Ones could remember. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction.
A new equilibrium has been reached in the land as its factions pause to lick their wounds. With the death of a monstrous king, Cersei is ruling as regent in King's Landing. Robb Stark's demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels and his siblings are all scattered. But as in the aftermath of any climactic battle, it is not long before the carrion-eaters start to gather, picking on the bones of the dead and the dying. 2006 Hugo nominee.
Rival factions upset the delicate political balance of the Archipelago. Kheda, despite his dragon-fighting powers, is tainted by suspicion of forbidden magic. Kheda, for his part, begins to doubt the very foundations of his people's ancient beliefs. This complicates his future as a warlord even further.
The knight Roel rides into the Springwood and finds his heart's desire in Celeste, princess of that domain. But before their love can blossom, Roel must rescue his sister from a dreadful lord who steals the souls of those he bears away.
Vampire Julian Kane is back in town - back for the beautiful, headstrong Portia Cabot. But Portia finds he's not the vampire he once was - now he's a drunk, and maybe even a killer.
The guardian of the Underworld defeated the Nulefi and destroyed their bodies. Their Swarms, however, still wander the world of Myr. And now they have awakened. The boy Vivreki witnessed that rebirth and now the Swarm calls to him, and whispers to him the secrets of a vanished age. To Vivreki's masters this is abomination.
A double murder and the scientific search for immortality puts a serious crisis in the hands of CURE. Remo is ordered to find the stolen flash-frozen dinosaur that the youth seekers are after. But Remo's got bigger problems with Chiun, who's acting a little off.
The sequel to THE BURNING CITY. Burning Towers, teenage daughter of Wandhall Feathersnake, joins forces with Younglord Sandry (son of the Lord of Tep's town) to discover why their land is being terrorized by giant, ferocious birds with a taste for human blood.
Wisteria, magically attuned to nature, sees the peacefulness of her backwoods existence shattered when her village is attacked by the raiding force of the bellicose Lord Purvis. Wisteria and a young adolescent lass, the only survivors, go after Purvis.
Young Eragon finds a polished blue stone that brings him a fledgling dragon. With only the guidance of an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller, he and the dragon must navigate the perils of an empire ruled by an evil king. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders?
In the MISTS OF AVALON series: The high priestess Tiriki leaves doomed Atlantis for Britain. Her path is twined with that of the acolyte Damisa, whose royal blood and ambition tempt her away from the spiritual path.
Five years ago, Eddie Whitt's daughter Sarah became the victim of a serial killer known as Killjoy, and Whitt vowed to hunt him down--no matter what the cost. But the police have given up. As Whitt follows a trail of taunting letters to a deadly cult - and closer to his prey - he begins to suspect that, like his wife, he's losing his grip on reality: Sarah's dollhouse is filled with eerie activity, as if her murder never occurred.
200 years before Alanna: Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the Lower City's criminal enterprises and causing an unprecedented crime wave.
For years Sandry has put off visiting her cousin, the Empress of Namor, but now it's time to fulfil that obligation. She's accompanied by her old friends from Winding Circle: Daja, Tris, and Briar. Sandry hardly knows them now. They've grown up and grown apart. Sandry isn't sure they'll ever find their old connection again - or if she even wants them to.
Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer -- he might not even be a spoon. But he's dogged and honest and he'll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always-tentative peace - and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks (or deep beneath them) who has been stirring up big trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events.
Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University is created in perfect detail by renowned illustrator and modelmaker, Alan Batley, from the original sculpture of the University by Discworld Artist Bernard Pearson. This title includes a foreword by Terry Pratchett. Simple tools, patience, and a good pot of glue are all that is required to create this masterpiece.
Magical creatures, great and small. This original anthology gathers together eighteen fantastical stories about cats, dogs, mice, and other furry creatures from realms beyond our world.
All these occurences of STC (Spontaneous Toy Combustion), the preachers say, signal the Last Days. But could there be a simpler explanation - alien invasion, for instance? With the body count rising, it's time for Eddie Bear to step forward.
Holly McClure is one of New York's small community of wizards and witches, a successful writer who tries to ignore her heritage except when the local Magistrate needs her special gift in his coven. But now a black coven is coming, run by a murderous psychopath. Holly is in jeopardy, for there are those who would like to drain her of her blood, a fluid that has the power to amplify spells.
In a bookshop specializing in rare volumes, an avid fan of horror fiction seizes a tome too valuable and too incredible to fathom. In the end, the man was too curious to live. The explosion that leaves a gaping hole in the fabric of reality attracts the attention of a man named Colin, an unrelenting warrior against the dark, the demonic, and the damned. Now Colin is about to team up with a beautiful Native American a long way from home and a tough NYPD detective who seems to be immune to magic.
PI Harper Blaine is killed by a two-bit perp's savage assault. Now, however, she finds herself a Greywalker - able to move between our world and the crossover zone, a world of ghosts, vampires, necromancers and sinister artifacts.
It is a godless world. An uneasy truce exists between the human clans and the ancient races. But now the clan of the Black Road moves south, and their arrival will herald a new age of war and chaos. Behind it all seems to be one man, Aeglyss, whose desire for power will only be sated when he has achieved his ultimate goal: immortality.
Retrieval Artist Miles Flint undertakes the most personal investigation of his career when his mentor is murdered and all evidence points to the most powerful law firm on the Moon - a firm that will stop at nothing to protect its clients and its executives.
33rd century media goddess Gloria entertains two tempting offers: to become Empress, or to rise through the ranks of the Department of Extraterrestrial Affairs and take out some bad guys along the way--if they don't get her first. When someone takes a potshot at Gloria with a weapon unseen since the Empire's last great war, it's clear that success won't come without a price. For among power brokers, warriors, and rebels lies a dirty secret that could crack the Empire wide open. And Gloria is determined to get to the bottom of it - even if it means going to the top.
THE SWORD OF BEDWYR, LUTHIEN'S GAMBLE and THE DRAGON'S KING in one volume.
Sequel to HALLOWS EVE. The Lord of Death, Samhain, has decided to destroy all life on Halloween.
Ex-cop, war hero and hacker Harry Creek must find a type of sheep used in an alien coronation ceremony - if Earth is not to go to war. He finds the sheep - or rather traces of its DNA - in pet store owner Robin Baker. Now he must protect her against an array of forces, including a secret religion based on the writings of an ancient science fiction author.
Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore order. But another challenge faces them as Bannus, a local tribesman, is preaching violent opposition to Rome, and rebellion is imminent. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus - before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever.
Virga is a fullerene balloon 3000 kms in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and "towns" that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity. Through this world moves bitter young Hayden Griffin, bent on taking revenge for the deaths of his parents six years ago.
The Larion spell table, dormant for a thousand Twinmoons, holds enormous power, but without Lessek's key, it is a worthless slab of granite. The key is just a nondescript stone - one that Steven Taylor is racing across America to retrieve. If it falls into the wrong hands the lives of untold millions, in both worlds, are forfeit.
Dentist Martin Grey's life is unravelling. The last thing he needs is for the angel Gabriel to show up and involve him in the foiling of Satan's plot to get humanity to destroy itself.
Vlad Dracul believes Tempest "Stormy" Jones is the reincarnation of his wife, Elisabeta. And Tempest finds that she does, indeed, have something lodged inside her, something jealous of Vlad's growing attraction to her.
In this story of hidden magic and forbidden love, the King's Rider Justin befriends Ellynor, a young novice at a convent - only to discover that she is a mystic being manipulated by the fanatical Daughters of the Pale Moon into hunting down and killing other mystics.
Last in the long series of unfortunate events that has afflicted the Baudelaire orphans.
Sequel to POISON STUDY. After saving the Commander's life, Yelena is set free - though she must leave Ixia. She has less than a year to get her magic under control or be destroyed by the other wizards for disrupting the order of things. She returns to her birth country of Sitia and takes on a new threat when a young girl is injured and only Yelena can reach her.
Young Douglas leaves a life of petty crime and drug abuse in Minneapolis for Edinburgh, Scotland. Soon he's making a decent living as the busker who can write a song about you on the spot. Then at the annual arts festival he is tempted by the drugs offered by a mysterious young girl. Suddenly, Douglas can see the fey folk who invisibly share Edinburgh's ancient streets--in all their beauty and terrifying cruelty. Worse, they can see him, and they're determined to draw him into their own internecine wars--wars that are fought to the death.
Lane Anderson is a professional dispeller of myths and manipulation. But the next expose will rekindle his own painful past. A cryptic pylon that lies beneath an ancient Peruvian fortress will lead him to Egypt, and then to Ireland, where a woman of more-than-mortal roots will guide him to a colossal subterranean world - and the soulless horror that killed his father and now is coming after him.
A Wess'har War novel. Rendered immortal and ever changeable by a parasite in her blood, ex-cop Shan Frankland isn't content merely to play Matriarch to her two similarly infected mates - one earthborn, one alien "wess'har." Her fears for the future of Umeh and the ultimate fate of humankind must be set aside while she tackles an unfulfilled duty that haunts her every waking moment-a mission that must be undertaken for the sake of the future - and pursues a righteous vengeance.
Omnibus. The Clane saga novels EMPIRE OF THE ATOM and THE WIZARD OF LIN. Also included is MISSION TO THE STARS and two Ezwal stories in the War Against the Rull series. Text is that of the Astounding serializations.
Four paranormal novellas one each by Sherrilyn Kenyon, L. A. Banks, Susan Squires, and Ronda Thompson.
Three humorous paranormal romance novellas from MacAlister, Webber, and Ashley.
An "ordinary" wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved? Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction - including Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, L.A. Banks, and Jim Butcher - answer that question in this collection of supernatural wedding stories.
A linguist with multiple personalities, a cyborg biologist, a pacifist warrior, an extinct hominid predator once called a vampire and an informational topologist are sent in an attempt to coerce communication with taciturn and hostile aliens.
Kathryn and Jarrikk - she a human translator and he a S'sinn translator - had every reason to hate one another. Yet only by working together do they stand any chance of averting interstellar war.
Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, his is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget. The visions Gene Wolfe conjures, of the wonders of Egypt, and of the adventures of Latro as he and his companions journey up the great Nile south into unknown or legendary territory, are unique and compelling.
The vampire Santo-Germano is stretched to his limits. He wishes to help a writer threatened by the Inquisition and a musician who has lost her home and livelihood to an unscrupulous spymaster. But Santo-Germano has lost much of his own fortune to embezzlement and has been accused of kidnapping a nobleman.
Investigator Frank Compton is enlisted by the Spiders to determine who is trying to take over the Quadril transportation system.
One of the darkest secrets of Africa's past comes to light when Anja Creed finds a strange artefact among the ruins of the Underground Railroad. Her curiosity leads her into a legendary world ruled by a terrifying force, pitting her against an African warlord.
Agent Cormac learns from refugees that appears in the Polity from eight centuries in the future that a pernicious virus - called the Jain technology - has destroyed the alien Maker civilization. He now must learn more about how this bears on certain disturbing current events.
Sable Keech is a walking dead man, the only one to have been resurrected by a nanochanger. Did he succeed because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or because he came late to resurrection in a tank of seawater? Deep in the ocean the virus has brought about a terrible change that will affect everyone. Now something dormant for ten years is breaking free, and once again the aftershocks of an ancient war will focus on this watery world. Recommended.
Kane and the rebels find themselves confronted with a 4 millenia old Chinese emperor - a nightmarishly evil entity that threatens humanity's very future.
A world facing magic for the first time concludes in apocalypse as the Ascendants split and the Estorea faces armies of the undead.
Dan Randolph dreams of geosynchronous satellites that gather solar energy and beam it down to earth. But the sabotage of an experimental low-orbit spaceplane has endangered his dream.
Microbiologist Michael Cochrane has been murdered. His brother Paul wants to find out who did it...and why. Accompanied by a beautiful industrial spy, Elena Sandoval, Paul follows the trail from California to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
ISLE WITCH, ANTRAX and MORGAWR in one hardcover volume.
The American Empire has grown too fast. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together?
The realm of the dead is built from the dreams of the living. Vincent Ettrich and his lover, Isabelle Neukor have crossed from life to death and back again. Isabelle bears a very special child who may someday restore the ever-changing mosaic that is reality. The agents of Chaos want to lure her back to the land of the dead and keep her there forever.
A bastion of freedom and justice in a brutal world, Ohndarien is ruled by the Children of the Seasons, four brave men and women tested before the awesome Heartstone and sworn to place the needs of others before their own. When Brophy, the Heir of Autumn, is falsely accused of murder, Ohndarien falls to treachery and deceit. Exiled, but aided by an ambiguous spy and a concubine sorceress, Brophy must survive the deadly gladiatorial game of Nine Squares and discover the great secret hidden in the Vastness if he is to save the kingdom from treachery and destruction.
On one side there is the beautiful Tuatha De Danaan, filled with the might of angels. On the other is the monstrous Fomorii, hell-bent on destroying human existence. And in the middle are the five Brothers and Sisters of Dragons. WORLD'S END, DARKEST HOUR, and ALWAYS FOREVER in one volume.
Cefwyn, king at last, must rebuild his devastated kingdom. The embattled ruler is aided by his powerful friend Tristen Sihhe and two surprising allies in a struggle he must win: his two young sons. Elfwyn Aswydd, the bastard son of Cefwyn and the sorceress Tarien Aswydd, has spent years unaware of his parentage, yet now it is his time to emerge and claim the gifted birthright he's been denied for so long. But a dark, sinister magic has crept close to the young man and seized hold of the kingdom.
In a world where mysterious gods hold powerful secrets, knights walk in shadows and demons claw up from the darkness, one man struggles to prove he did not kill a god.
All of Myrillia is held in a grip of unease when a skull, twisted and corrupted by dark Graces, is found. It's the work of the Cabal, a faction of daemonic naethryn intent on destroying the Nine Lands. Former Shadowknight Tylar must unravel the mystery of the skull before all of Myrillia is threatened.
High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book.
On a mission in the Holy Land, the young Praman warrior Else is attacked by a creature of the Dark - in effect, a minor god. Too ignorant to know that he can never prevail over such a thing, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, sets the terrors of the night against him. As a reward for his success, Else is sent as a spy to the heart of the Patriarchy to direct their attention away from further ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged by hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses senseless butchery and surprising acts of faith as he penetrates to the very heart of the Patriarchy and rides alongside their armies in a new crusade against his own people. But the Night rides with him, too, sending two of its once-human agents from the far north to assassinate him.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film FORBIDDEN PLANET, with new stories from McAuley, Reynolds, Baxter, Ian McDonald, Moorock and 7 others.
Stories that feature a change to the past can spin your future out of control.
The maiden Jewel has grown up surrounded by love and peace. When her parents are killed, Jewel and her uncle must flee the only home she has known. Jewel is the last of the line of the sorcerer Janus Jaravhor and King Uabhar will stop at nothing to find her.
Stories by Avram Davidson, illustrated by George Barr, with a preface by Peter S. Beagle.
First in an erotic, action-packed trilogy starring a Vegas beauty who specializes in dispatching Sin City's resident bloodsuckers.
Gaborn's death is the signal for an attack from the supernatural realms by immensely powerful immortal beings. They've discovered that Gaborn's son Fallion has potential power is so great that he might be able to reorder the entire universe. They must control this child, or failing that, destroy him.
A futuristic Islamic America is created by simultaneous suitcase-nuke detonations in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Mecca. This sneak attack became known at the "Zionist Betrayal". The USA has become a moderate Islamic nation with the former Bible belt breaking away as a Christian nation. Young historian Sarah Dougan and her lover, Rakkim Epps find themself hunted by a briliant psychopathic assassin when they discover that the "Betrayal" was not linked to Israel at all but rather to a radical Muslim who is poised to take over the entire nation.
Begins an alternate history series. What if the Cherokees, when driven west, did not give in to tribal warfare, but united and found allies among the politicans of the day? And what if escaping slaves bolstered their resistance? What sort of Indian Nation would America have then faced in the days of western expansion?
The classic TRANSFORMER trilogy - THE MORPHODITE, TRANSFORMER and PRESERVER - in one volume.
Raeshildis, the only woman formally trained in the old systems of male magic, has allied herself with the beautiful concubine Summerchild to form the Circle of the Moon. Now this motley, untested group of women must deal with an attempt by the landchiefs to oust the king. Raeshildis herself must resist the efforts of her own family to re-enslave her.
Harper Connelly's job is finding dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed and share their very last moment. She's become used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she's become expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast.
A drug lord covets the alliance that Stonefort's shape-shifting Morgan family has made with the magicial beings known as dragons. 17 year old Gary Morgan must learn to master the power of the Dragon, but he'll need the help of his family's ancient rivals, the witches of the Haskell family.
Two unusual families living in Stonefort, Maine - the shapeshifting Morgans and the Haskell witches - have maintained an uneasy alliance for generations. But the spirit of a vengeful sorcerer, hungry to live again, will force the two families either to unite - or turn against each other.
Jig is a scrawny little nearsighted goblin-a runt even among his puny species. Captured by a party of adventurers searching for a magical artifact, and forced to guide them, Jig encounters every peril ever faced on a fantasy quest.
Kyrie Smith tries to hide the fact that occasionally, involuntarily, she shapesifts into a savage black panther. She moves from town to town until one day, waitressing at a cheap diner, she finds a blood-splattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. Then it shapeshifts back into her co-worker Tom.
Thorn St. Croix is a neomage, human in appearance, but able to twist left-over creation energy to their will. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she is smuggled out of an Enclave where she'd been confined by the seraphs and now lives among humans, channeling her gift of stone-magery into jewelry making. But when Thaddeus Bartholomew, a dangerously attractive policeman, tells her that her ex-husband has been kidnapped, Thorn risks revealing her identity to find him. And for Thorn, the punishment for revelation is death.
A recent string of grisly crimes has Dubric and his pages scouring the countryside for clues that hint that history's most murderous mage has come to Faldorrah.
A demon-hunting soccer mom goes back to work when a demon comes crashing into her suburban home intent on killing her. As she prepares an important dinner party for her husband it appears the dead demon did not come alone.
The Company enters the great city of Instruere intent on warning its Council of the Destroyer's threat. But they are are unaware of how far Bhudwo's tentacles go into the city. Then the arrival of a disturbing stranger ignites political and religious tensions and events escalate beyond control.
Return to the unique world of Pico Mundo and to his unforgettable hero, Odd. Evil is coming and there can be no innocent bystanders in the battle that follows.
Two aging climbers are pitched against Yosemite's El Capitaine and a strange, occult sacrificial ritual that's playing itself out, blocking their route to the top with dead bodies.
Aisling Grey is still trying to balance her roles of being a Guardian, a demon lord, and the mate of a wyvern. The attempts on her life mean that the wyvern, Drake, will be sure to be over-protective at the meeting of the green dragons. That annyoing quality, however, may become welcome when war breaks out.
A paleontologist finds himself led by an Arabic bestiary - illuminated wih fantastic creatures said to have roamed Eden - into a living, breathing menagerie of wonders and horrors.
Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict (of TALENT FOR WAR and POLARIS) acquires a cup that seems to be from a ship belonging to a colony that disappeared nillenia ago. The discovery and the questions it raises draws Alex into the very heart of danger. Recommended.
In the universe of CHINDI and OMEGA. To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn about "moonriders", the strange lights supposedly seen in nearby systems. But the mission turns out to be more than a public relations ploy - it learns that the moonriders pose a grave threat.
A collection of her short work inspired by fairy tales.
After five hurricanes hit Texas, a virus outbreak provokes the dead to return to life, hungry for human flesh. Texans are horrified. What's wrong with beefsteak?
Corus is to be abandoned by the civilizing forces of the government of Alectors, but used as a dumping ground for malcontents and others who don't make the cut to move on to a richer new world. This neither bodes well for the future of human civilization, nor for the honest Alectors such as Dainyl, trying to hold everything together, as all systems are failing. But the mysterious Ancients, the Soarers, are a force to be reckoned with, and they may hold a powerful and destructive trump card.
Earth has finally achieved political stability and the new colony on Mars is growing. But the strife of the 21st century has left an uneasy legacy of genetically enhanced alpha males designed for war - and who now have no wars to fight.
Reeth Caldason's quest for vengeance has brought the swordsman to Bhealfa. The paladin clans - an order of mercenary knights - are determined to crush a growing revolution while Devlor Bastorran, sadistic heir apparent to the clan leadership, plots a gruesome retribution - against Reeth Caldason.
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS in modern dress. The tripods leave a swath of destruction across America as the Pentagon throws all its hardware at them.
Lorcan, heir to Erendale and Meive, a maiden of Landale hope to provide a safe place for all blank sheilds and survivors of the war torn dales. Aided by a magic swarm of warrior bees and a cat with uncanny ability, Lorcan and Meive and their newfound clanfolk fight for freedom and for their lives.
Joana Marshall is the director of the newly reopened Imperial Theater. However, her first production, a dark drama, resurrects spirits from the theater's sordid history.
Five years ago the White Fire came again, and Amenkor has been spiraling into ruin ever since. The city's only hope rests in the hands of a young girl, Varis, who has taught herself the art of survival and has been trained in the ways of the assassin. Venturing deep into the heart of Amenkor, Varis will either find her destiny - or meet her doom.
Varis, now Mistress of the Skewed Throne, oversees a city on the brink of starvation. And she's obsessed with a vision of Amenkor invaded by an unknown enemy, the harbor watch towers destroyed, wrecked ships sinking in waters stained with blood even as the city itself is engulfed in flames.
The engineer Ziani, forced to flee his city and leave behind his wife and daughter, now seeks a terrible vengeance. But he will not be able to achieve this by himself. He must draw up his plans using the blood of others.
Trainee witch Tiffany Aching, instead of just watching the Dark Dance, leaps into it and thereby draws the attention of the Wintersmith. Now Tiffany-shaped snowflakes pelt Discworld, and even Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle may not be able to help her.
Esther Diamond is approached by the producers of an off-Broadway play to take Golly Gee's place after the performer goes missing. But then other female performers start to disappear all over the city.
The huge commercial spacecraft Rockhopper IV attaches mass-driver motors to comets to move them back to the inner worlds. She's at work when one of Saturn's moons suddenly accelerates out of orbit. Not a moon at all, but an ancient spacecraft, it drags Rockhopper IV into a distant future and deposits it in a vast, alien-constructed chamber. They must deal with other chambers, each with an alien culture dragged into this cosmic menagerie at the end of time. Recommended.
The author of the VAMPIRE CHRONICLES turns her hand to an historical novel of the youth of Jesus Christ.
Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name "Ghost," retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of (at the time) logical decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names "Bambi," "Thumper" and "Cotton Tail." Other than that, there doesn't appear to be any fantasy element to this novel.
Live Swords. Weapons possessed by souls of the powerful dead. Now the vicious spirit within an unmastered Red Sword threatens the Pendragon dynasty, and everything depends upon the honour, faith, and courage of one young fisherman. Paladin, arise!
Ahni Huang is hunting for her brother's killer. A class 9 empath with advanced biogenetic augmentations, she can read other people's intentions before they can even think them. Ahni soon finds though, that there are deceptions behind deceptions, and in the middle of it lies the fate of her brother.
Theresa Nichols, tired of the celibacy imposed by being a dragon charged with protecting the Goblet of Eternal Youth, makes a deal with Satan to shed her external dragon form. She hooks up with her online paramour, a recovering dragon slayer now dedicated to a nonviolent life style. But there are complications, not least Satan's demands that Theresa cough up the Goblet.
Bela and Paul, two wild young mathematicians, compete for the love of a woman by changing reality using cutting edge math. Each wants to establish a worldline in which he ends up with Alma.
Kris Longknife, promoted into exile, isn't long at her first independent command before she captures pirates who can lead her to an uncharted and deserted planet crammed with miraculous technology.
Rhia surrenders to the wisdowm of the Great Forest and drinks deeply of Death's depths in order to learn the depth of her own gift. But the Aspect of the Crow requires sacrifice, including the two powerful men that stand by ready to love and assist her.
An alternate 1988: Marc Vitrac has been assigned to Jamestown, the US-Commonwealth base on Venus, near the great Venusian city of Kartahown. The countryside swarms with sabertooths and dinosaurs, and the Russians also have a base on Venus. There are lost races of people who seem to be human, a mystery even greater than lost races, and a danger that threatens the entire human race.
Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl's own hidden history. Recommended.
The Allied League of Worlds gathers for a peace summit on K-2, the homeworld of the aquatic 'Zangian race. The Bio Rescue team has been assigned to protect the delegates. Sub-Lieutenant Burn mu Znora's attention is placed on the daughter of one of the ambassadors. She is hiding a deadly secret that may alter the fate of four worlds.
In accepting the rank of Midshipwizard, a young man of good breeding becomes a member of the crew who tend and sail the awesome nautical juggernauts - vessels that harness the bodies and strengths of living dragons. His career and fantastic naval battles begin in this volume.
The Union of Arcana has expanded through the portals linking parallel universes for over a century and a half, claiming the uninhabited Earth in each and growing ever more powerful. But then its scouts encounter another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse, and the first contact between them did not go well. Arcana is horrified by the alien weapons of its sudden opponents, weapons its sorcerers cannot explain or duplicate. Weapons based upon something called . . . science.
Natalie Lindstrom has finally left the underworld behind for a new career in the art world. She's now using her paranormal gift to summon the spirits of legendary painters. But she's about to discover how far some people will go to keep their hold on her - and others like her.
Five orphans with extraordinary powers are being raised in a strict British boarding school. The teenagers have been kidnapped from their true parents and have been robbed of their memories.The children must learn to control their abilities in order to escape from their captors. 2005 Nebula nominee.
Five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger. The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves. The children must experiment with and learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment.
The Skolian empire comes under attack from its nemesis, the Euban Concord. The Concord has undermined the Empire via subterfuge and assassination. The Skolian Empire's only hope is a young teenager who hasn't completed her training as a cadet.
The past and future clash with frightening force when someone uses advanced technology to lure Ryan out into the open. His name is Delphi and he's prepared to claim the one man who understands how time can be controlled, manipulated, remapped.
Two diplomatic attaches to a colony world set in motion a chain of events that could change the nature of humanity forever.
When one cloudy morning a 12 year old wakes up as a human girl - instead of a bear - she embarks on a journey through both mortal and immortal worlds to mend her past, face her fears, and save all of the realms in which she treads.
The First Lord of Alera has fallen in his efforts to protect his people from the vicious attacks of their enemies. Now, the fate of the Alerians lies in the hands of Tavi, a young man who must use all of his courage and resourcefulness to save his people - and himself.
Young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Calare unite with the bestial Canim. When treachery destroys the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion. And they are the only force standing between the enemy's vast horde and the war-torn realm.
Maskull's plot to rob the world of magic comes to fruition. Willand is stalked by the Dark child, the twin from whom he was separated at birth and who now serves Maskull. Gwydion is sapped of strength by the drain of magic from the world and can't help. But Willow, Willand's wife, will help, as will the loremasters Morann and Gort.
Linked to an advanced alien culture through his dreams, Jack has fallen into the hands of Outreach Industries - whose agents will stop at nothing to tap into that link. But if Jack can't decipher what the aliens have been communicating to him, the entire human race may be jeopardy.
Sequel to DIVINE BY MISTAKE. Shannon Parker, now pregnant, finds herself wrenched back from Partholon to Oklahoma. Clint Freeman, she learns, is responsible. She demands to be sent back until she discovers that Nuada, resurrected demon of the Fomorians, has followed her intent on destroying her, Oklahoma, and perhaps even the world.
Mermaid Fred is pressed into service by both a marine biologist and by the High Prince of the Black Sea, to investiage the weird levels of toxins in the seawater at the New England Aquarium.
If the New Year's Eve vampire assault on the Scheherazade casino occurs as rumoured, Candace will have to stop it - even if it means going to Ash for help. The price for Ash's help will be both her body and soul.
A new Civil War fantasy/alternate history about two dueling ironclad ships - one fueled by good magic, the other by blood sacrifice - and the young naval lieutenant who gets caught up in the epic naval battle. First of two.
Henry Clay has maneuvered his way into the Presidency. He's opposed by a coalition headed by Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. To divert the nation's attention, Clay launches war against the Confederacy of the Arkansas.
When a Great Darkness threatens to overtake the entire universe, Flinx, whose problems have tended to increase at an exponential rate, will finally face his own darkness.
Wandering out there in some remote region of the galaxy is a sentient, gargantuan weapons system. All Flinx and Pip need to do is find the hefty object and persuade it to knock out the monstrous evil hurtling through space to waste the entire Commonwealth.
1428: Visigoth-ruled Carthage lies under the eternal darkness of the Pentinence. Rome's papal chair has sat empty for centuries. The Turks loom threateningly in the East and Constantinople is held by the last scions of an ancient race.
Born with a weak heart and an odd birthmark, Lana is a frail farm girl who never could have imagined being magically fated to become a fey host for the sword spirit, Valor. And now the magical sword is missing, stolen from the vaults of Tara, the faery home. Enter Keegan, a fearless fey guardian of the waters, who must find the magical sword for his king.
As Meredith Gentry faces new and ominous enemies, her dark, erotic encounters grow ever stronger - and threaten to consume her (and this novel). She needs her allies now more than ever, especially since fate will lead her into the arm of Mistral, Master of Storms, the queen's new captain of the guard. Their passion will reawaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the sidhe. Pain and pleasure await her - and danger, as well - for some at that court seek only death.
Meredith Gentry's command of magic has turned wildly and dangerously unpredictable. Powerful curses are at work as the Unseelie Mound reawakens in the dead gardens and Merry's uncle, the King of Light and Illusion, schemes to accuse her immortal guardsmen of heinous crimes.
Near the city of Raintown is the event site, out of which pour new, inexplicable artefacts and organisms, the escapes of a living algorithm that can cause plague and change. An entire department of the local police is dedicated to stopping the adventurers who try to import them into the city. These profiteers think, wrongly, they can manage the bad physics, skewed geographies and psychic onslaughts of the event site.
Legend has it that there are meteorites, extraterrestrial rocks, that contain primal matter that confers the gift of telepathy. Some want the telepathy for military purposes. For others the goal is the rocks themselves, some of which are holy objects. But none of those who contend to control the meteorites know the true powers that they're dealing with.
VALOR'S CHOICE and THE BETTER PART OF VALOR in one volume. Staff Sgt. Torin Kerr's goal is to keep both her superior officers and her troops alive while conducting missions. It turns out that even a diplomatic assignment or scientific expedition can be deadly.
Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity's only hope. But Rand dares not fight until he possesses all the surviving seals on the Dark One's prison. Yes, Rand must collect them all. And time is running out.
15 year old Ned Marriner has accompanied his photographer father to Provence for a six-week shoot for a coffee table book. Gradually Ned discovers a very old story playing itself out in the modern world. And on one holy, haunted night, when borders between the living and the dead are down and fires are lit upon the hills, Ned, his family, and his friends are drawn into this tale, as dangerous mythic figures from long ago conflicts erupt into the present. (January 9th 2007 release date).
Roi Cortishane has bested every warship sent against him and the Hidden City. But when an unexpected figure from his boyhood appears, he abandons his Black Ship and embarks on a journey that leads to a horrific war.
Susan Michaels was once a hot Washington DC reporter until a major scandal ruined her life. Now, working on a story on the "Seattle Slasher", she is at an animal shelter hearing a story about the mayor feeding citizens to a ring of vampires. Then she's talked into adopting a cat that she's allergic to. But that's okay, because the cat turns out to be a gorgeous shape-shifting man who claims to be a vampire slayer. Claims. Susan finds the vampire slayer bit kind of tough to swallow.
On the eve of his wedding, Nermesa Klandes uncovers a plot to kill Conan. And to his horror, he soon learns that the man chosen to do the murderous deed is a man whom King Conan trusts more than anyone - Nermesa himself!
Flung to freedom as their mother battles a group of slave-trading dwarves, young Wistala and her gray, scaleless brother, Auron, find themselves alone in the Upper World. And when Auron sacrifices himself so that she may live, Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind.
Half-breed Alaric Morgan is only 4 years old but pledged to safeguard the Haldane Kings. He will need to survive the suspicions of the Church and the scorn of the Camberian Council if ever to reach manhood.
George, the Good Knight, arrives to save Princess Andromeda from the dragon, to which she is to be a virgin sacrifice. Unfortunately, he doesn't exactly defeat it. Andromeda is going to have to help him out, a practice which is traditionally frowned upon.
Talyn, a soldier trained to protect her country from the monarchist Eastil, long ago embraced her fate to die in battle. But when the Feegash arrived and imposed a peace between the Eastil and the Tonk, Talyn was out of a job. Seduced by a Feegash diplomat she discovers a dark side to herself and learns a new kind of magery. Then she slowly learns that what the Feegash have brought with them was not peace but an overwhelming oppression, and an evil so insidious no one noticed it until it was too late.
Cathy was six when the man next door killed his wife and himself. She saw the blood and the bodies. Now, 20 years later, the house is no longer vacant. Something new has moved in. Something terrible is happening to the neighbours. And Cathy has a secret of her own.
15 all-new stories set in bars strewn across the universe.
Short stories in the Draco Tavern series: landers arrive from a spacecraft in orbit around Earth's Moon and set up a spaceport at Mount Forel in Siberia. Their presence attracted many and a few people grew conspicuously rich from secrets they learned from talking to the aliens. One of these men, Rick Schumann, established a tavern catering to various species of visiting aliens.
Legend holds that only the Dragon Blade, forged from the scales of her vanquished mate, can slay the deadly Mother Ice Dragon, but the Dragon Blade has been lost for ages. As Ashen embarks on a perilous quest to find the mystic sword, she leaves her castle and homeland in the care of her closest friends, including Rannore, Lady of the Rowan, who soon faces danger of a different sort....
The only hope for enlightenment and salvation lies in a lowly librarian adventurer named Juhg who unknowingly brought about the cataclysm. He now must save the day by seeking out his master and another store of knowledge that has been held in secret. In doing so, Juhg will unlock the mysteries of the past so as to allow the emergence of a new guardian.
Doppelgangers are appearing throughout the city. And soon after the doubles meet, one dies. Esther Diamond is working in a Little Italy restaurant when she receives a callback audition - for a role she hasn't actually auditioned for. The realization that someone is trying to kill her now is only slightly more upsetting than the discovery that her doppelganger got a good audition while she was waiting tables.
His first short story collection.
Mike Harmon, along with his company of elite mountain fighters, is sent on a mission to stop an advanced smallpox plague from being turned over to terrorists. But that will only be the beginning as the Kildar and his Keldara rush to stop a host of WMD attacks, coordinated to take out the very heartland of terrorism's enemies. It's a battle for culture, and this time the terrorists aren't aiming at just one building.
An ancient witch, long thought to be dead, has returned, and the deadly creatures called darklings are infesting Europe. And on the isle of Colonsay, another deadly supernatural being has appeared, sending the inhabitants into frenzies of murderous madness. This time a strong sword arm, even armed with a red sword of power, may not be enough.
Young Celtic barbarian Slaine must come to terms with his warrior's gift, the Warp Spasm and gain acceptance into the elite warriors of the Red Branch. But he will end exiled from his own people for crimes against his King. There Slaine encounters Ukko, a filthy dwarven scoundrel, who attaches himself to the young warrior, 'guiding' him towards his eventual return to claim the Kingship of the Sessair.
The Lords of the Instrumentality have kept the Underpeople, created from human and animal genetic material, without rights. The cat woman C'Mell plans to liberate them. But these plans will have little force until she joins with the Nostrilian Rod McBan, who has manipulated the galactic economy until he "owns" the planet Earth.
Grandson of the Royal Cartographer, Keles Anturasi finds himself trapped in an enemy nation where his skill may well be his death sentence. His brother Jorim is an ocean away, captive in an altered realm in which he's regarded as a god. And their sister Nirati resides in a paradise that exists between life and death with her insane grandfather and an ancient sorcerer bent on the world's destruction. Now they and their companions must struggle to survive in a world where war on earth mirrors war in heaven.
The revolution that won independence for the Coyote colony was two decades ago. Their equipment is aging and help from Earth may be more a detriment than a boon. Carlos Montero is burdened with the responsibilities of leadership, while Manuel Castro is now a hermit. The inventer Jonas Whittaker is haunted by the loss of his family. And entrepreneur Morgan Goldstein wishes to exploit Coyote's resources, even if it means ruining the planet.
Anna Strong is joined by Night Watcher Avery in pursuit of the vampire who changed her life.
Saramyr is a land whose empress harbours a terrible secret, a land facing terror at the hands of the Weavers, a land concealing the fractured remains of a god. WEAVERS OF SARAMYR, SKEIN OF LAMENT and ASCENDANCY VEIL in one volume. Recommended.
2060: Santana Clausa, the micro-mini skirt clad bombshell and frost-haired mutant that runs the North Pole hires Zach to solve the killings of two elves at the "happiest, safest place on earth".
40 years of Star Trek fiction is documented, covering more than 500 novels, novellas and stories. Includes pictures of book covers, plot summaries, interviews.
1838: William and Tamara Swift are Protectors of Albion, the mystical defenders of the soul of England. Aided by the Ghosts of Albion, Queen Bodicea and Lord Admiral Nelson they guard the realm against supernatural attack. Now several women and fairies have vanished from the Cornish countryside.
Kerianseray, the Lioness, Kagonesti general and wife of Speaker Gilthas, finds herself magically transported from certain death in Khur to equally dire straits in her former homeland. As Gilthas leads the elves across the trackless desert in search of a new home, the Lioness fights ruthless slavers and crosses paths with the mysterious masked revolutionary of Qualinesti.
Having recovered from his grievous injuries, Warmaster Horus leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III. Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus's treachery is finally revealed as the planet is razed by virus bombs, and Space Marines turn on their battle-brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.
The leaders of the Justice League, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman have lost their way. And now a coalition of super-villains is targeting the heroes, putting ordinary citizens in the crossfire.
Earth, the fabled home of the lost colony, can be found. President Roslin has seen this in a vision which has the power of truth. Recently, though, her dreams have been darker, of a galaxy overrun by Cylons. The Midguardians, radicals who believe that the end of humanity is coming soon, have learned of Roslin's dreams and taken them as a sign.
The abandoned factory known as the Crypt is the home to society's cast-offs-as well as a coven for some of the most successful shadowrunners in town. But it is also the home to a long-buried secret that has caught the eye of a corporate mover who is willing to wage war against the Crypt to uncover it.
When rogue wizard Grendl flees the Empire, a disgraced wizard and a fanatical team of witch hunters are sent to track him down. But as hunters and hunted stray into the Northern Wastes, all bets are off as the corrupting touch of Chaos starts to affect them all.
They've been hunted across the Mournland, captured in Karrnath, and attacked in a dragon's mountain lair. One band of adventurers has had enough. Time to take the battle to the enemy. Time to fight back. One young woman will have to decide to give in or embrace her destiny as The Queen of Death.
Spock, displaced in time and challenged by the thorny demands of his logic, confronts crises that could alter, destroy or confirm history.
Battling to save the Blood Ravens' precious gene-seed, Librarian Rhamah is sucked into the Eye of Terror and crashes down onto a bizarre planet of alien libraries and museums, an ancient eldar world hidden in the tempests of the warp. Can he contact his Chapter before he is overcome by his relentless, corrupted pursuers?
The Old Republic was rife with evil Sith, a constant thorn in the side of the Jedi. But one, Darth Bane, is plotting a rise to power that will replace the Brotherhood of the Sith and replace it with an order guided by his newly conceived Rule of Two.
Uldyssian, mistakenly blamed for the grisly murders of two traveling missionaries, is forced to flee his homeland and set out on a perilous quest to redeem his good name. To his horror, he has begun to manifest strange new powers -- powers no mortal man has ever dreamed of. Now, Uldyssian must grapple with the energies building within him -- lest they consume the last vestiges of his humanity.
Humanity's ongoing war with the alien factions that make up the Covenant is now about to enter its next phase. If the Covenant has its way and the human race is destroyed, it will be the final phase.
ILNEZHARA and TAZMIKELLA are ancient dragons of great power, accustomed to easily manipulating the humans around them. But not all humans are so easily led. When they pushed Entreri and Jarlaxle into the heart of the Bloodstone Lands, not even they could have imagined the strength of the human assassin's resolve, or the limitless expanse of the drow mercenary's ambition.
Three Freddy Krueger novels in one volume: SUFFER THE CHILDREN, DREAM SPAWN and PROTEGE.
This official companion is just what the show's fervent fans, the Browncoats, have been waiting for, with unseen photos, scripts, behind the scenes secrets, and exclusive input from the cast and crew, including creator Joss Whedon.
A band of war-weary soldiers have uncovered a plot that may tear the very fabric of reality forever. To save their own lives and to prevent a long-banished race of monsters from unleashing an army of horrors upon the waking world, they must reach the very heart of Dal Quor.
Original short stories - humans and aliens battle to control the Pyrus Reach Sector, a vitally important area of space.
Spock, McCoy and Kirk came together to destroy the world and then restore it - this is Kirk's part in that meeting and its aftermath.
One of the Master's devotees has found a way to go back in time and kill off the most influential Slayers in history - thus creating a present in which the Master continues to exist. The Scoobies must put a stop to that, right away.
The Dark Knight sweeps back into action against an arson-crazed new villain - and his most dangerous arch-enemy, the Joker.
"The Lady has spoken to me. It has already begun." Shadows move out of the shrinking desert, south to the rich and arrogant cities of Sembia. ""Be brave, little man," says the shadowman, and the boy thinks his voice is surprisingly soft. "Stay with your mother. This will be over soon." The shadows swallow him and he is gone."On the edge of a war that will change the face of Faerun, the world will find that not all shadows serve Shade.
Anastasia Kerensky has declared the Steel Wolf Clan to be mercenaries, re-christening them Wolf Hunters. The combination of autonomy and wealth will make them more than a match for any MechWarrior battalion suicidal enough to challenge them. But the real challenge comes from within the Clan. Star Colonel Varnoff believes Kerensky has betrayed them all-and with a loyal faction of Steel Wolves at his side vows to destroy all the Wolf Hunters.
BEASTSLAYER, VAMPIRESLAYER and GIANTSLAYER in one volume.
Gotrek and Felix arrive back on the southern coast of the Old World to discover that the orcs are running rampant as the Empire fights off a Chaos invasion further inland. To honour an ancient pledge, Gotrek agrees to help a dwarf prince reclaim his hold from the greenskin invaders who have siezed it, but our intrepid heroes find more than they bargain for in the cold depths of the mountains.
Wolverine is tapped by a government agency to thwart the scheme of a sinister underworld organization. The criminals have developed a panacea, a miracle cure, they intend to use to gain leverage over and control desperate African nations.
Animal rights campaigners wage a secret war on the corporations who experiment on defenseless creatures. Only one man, Baton MacKay, can stop the violence - and he's bringing his robot monkey with him.
The Templars, who have luckily been keeping up with technology, are on hand to battle the demonic creatures that poured through an interdimensional portal that opened in London. Unfortunately, most of the human race is already dead, but they'll do what they can to meld magic and science to fight the hordes.
As the forces of Chaos sweep down from the north to threaten the civilized lands of the human Empire, a young Empire commander must prove his honour by tracking down and destroying the enemy leader.
The 8 SCE E-books are now in a more substantial form, bound into one volume: AFTERMATH, ISHTAR RISING (1 & 2), BUYING TIME, COLLECTIVE HINDSIGHT (1 & 2), and THE DEMON (1 & 2).
DAY OF THE DRAGON, LORD OF THE CLANS, THE LAST GUARDIAN and BLOOD AND HONOR in one volume.
The first three in the series in one volume: DREDD VS. DEATH, BAD MOON RISING and BLACK ATLANTIC.
Former monk Rhys leads a powerful alliance in an attempt to find some way to destroy the Beloved, the fearsome movement of undead caught in the terrifying grip of the Lord of Death.
Gaunt heads back with the Imperial crusade army to liberate the Chaos-held planet of Gereon. Making contact with the local elite guerilla forces Gaunt and the Tanith First-and-Only find that the brutality of the liberation has pitched them into opposition with their own commanders.
Commissar Gaunt returns from a long mission to find that his old regiment, the Tanith First-and-Only, has been redeployed under a charismatic new commander. As the fighting becomes bitter, Gaunt is finally reunited with his men as the Imperial forces make one last desperate attempt to hold the line against the invaders.
Sealed away for ages, a forgotten horror reaches out for new power. Three heroes know the danger. In the City of Towers, a tormented mystic and a soldier-wizard try to thwart a monstrous scheme. In the Shadow Marches, a disgraced warrior summons an ancient sect to battle. As a dragon rises, can their struggle succeed? Or will they fall to madness and the music of the Killing Song?
Four years after the end of the Brood War, Emperor Arcturus Mengsk rebuilds the Dominion despite an ever-present alien threat. A young stealth operative or "Ghost" known as Nova has received years of intensive physical and psychic training and can infiltrate any situation and strike without ever being seen or heard.
40 years after the Battle of Yavin: Han and Leia have alienated their families and the Jedi by joining with Corellian insurgents. But their deadliest enemy is Jacen, their son, and his growing, dark power.
Omnibus of the four RIHANNSU novels.
As the Federation and the Romulans try resolve the tangle of intrigue and conspiracy that began with the long-ago hijacking of the Intrepid, it becomes increasingly apparent to both parties that the only course of action is to prepare for the war they'd hoped to avoid.
Rudi and Hanna seek refuge in Altdorf, capital of the Empire. Rudi finally discovers the dark secret of his family and is forced to turn to the witch hunter Gerhard for help.
They are the Fidelis, a brotherhood of warriors whose devotion to honour and courage on the battlefield is unmatched. Their existence known only to a former exarch, they are a fighting force to be reckoned with - a force three knights must consider as they undertake missions that could save the Republic - or cripple it.
Only fools find themselves at Winterkeep after the first snowfall. The cold alone can kill, if you live long enough, and dangers far worse haunt the ruined keep in winter. But slavers stole her son. She would sacrifice everything to get him back. But in the uncaring, frozen north, will it be enough?
What will happen when John Constantine faces the demons from his past as a terminal illness consumes him? A sleepy little town outside London has been wiped from the map, compelling him deep into the realm of the entity known only as the Sunless.