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.
Peter Grant - copper, magical apprentice, and Londoner to the core - is on a case involving the disappearance of children in the small village of Herefordshire, and the local police are unwilling to admit there might be a supernatural element involved. Now Peter must deal with them, nearby river spirits, and the fact that all the shops close by 4pm.
Celia Graves's newest client is one of the last surviving members of a magical family that is trapped in a generations-old feud with other magic-workers. She's supposed to die at the next full moon unless Celia can broker peace between the clans or break the curse before it can take effect.
Professor Felix Guichard is called in to identify occult symbols found on the corpse of a young girl. His investigation brings him in contact with a mysterious woman, Jackdaw Hammond, who guards a monumental secret - she's dead. Or she would be, were it not for magic which has artificially extended her life. But someone else knows her secret. Someone very old and very powerful, who won't rest until they've taken the magic that keeps her alive. As Jackdaw and Felix race to uncover the truth about the person hunting her, it becomes clear that the answers they seek can only be found in the ancient diary of John Dee's assistant, Edward Kelley.
A collection of stories set in the OTHERWORLD world, including a brand-new novella.
In the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, deathly ill, and on the edge of a nervous breakdown. He hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle, who arrives at the Lovecraft's house with no knowledge of the writer or his works. He finds the house distinctly unnerving, but is pulled deeper into Lovecraft's world as he struggles to unravel the dark secret at its heart.
When it is learned that the malevolent interstellar beings known as Antags have established a base on Mars, the Skyrines are sent in. But from the moment Master Sergeant Michael Venn and his band of brothers are dropped through the thin Martian atmosphere, the mission goes horribly, terribly wrong. From a group of female special ops Skyrines with secret orders, to mysterious humans who've settled on Mars, to the overwhelming and highly-reinforced Antags themselves, Venn and his brothers will face impossible odds just to survive-let alone make it home alive.
1870. Golgotha is a haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party - and the dawn of humanity.
Terra is a couple of years older and back on earth. She's in hiding. But none of this is known to Billy Dolphin. He's just annoyed that since Terra returned to Earth, Science Fiction has died a death. How wrong could a teenage boy be? Terra may be back on Earth but the powers of the universe are not finished with her. Her old home faces a terrible threat which possibly only Terra can overcome. Just what is the black planet? To find out, first Terra must learn how to survive as there is an alien bounty hunter on her trail. And only Billy Dolphin to help her.
Eire is one of the most powerful empires in the world. The Anglian Dependencies are a dusty backwater filled with resentful colonial subjects, Europe is a disjointed mess, and many look to Eire for stability and peace. In a series of braided stories, Beth Bernobich has created a tale about the brilliant Eireann scientists who have already bent the laws of nature for Man's benefit. And who now are striving to conquer the nature of time.
For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him. Now, finally, he's back in the imperial capital where his family and friends are. He means to stay there this time. Whatever happens. And whatever it takes.
New York City, 1978. Joey Peacock has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheques, feeding by night, and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city's sidewalks. Then one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway - the children with the merry eyes. Vampires, like him...or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were.
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.
Rebecca, a 15-year-old American, isn't entirely happy with her life, comfortable though it is. When her mysterious neighbour Miss Hatfield asked her in for a chat and a drink, Rebecca wasn't entirely sure why she said yes. It was a decision that was to change everything. For Miss Hatfield is immortal. And now, thanks to a drop of water from the Fountain of Youth, Rebecca is as well. But this gift might be more of a curse, and it comes with a price. Rebecca is beginning to lose her personality, to take on the aspects of her neighbour. She is becoming the next Miss Hatfield.
General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: "Stupid." "Betrayed." "Dead." Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her - or lose her support. President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanity's defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she's determined to fight for the star system's fate...even if it means joining forces with Drakon - and an officer of the hated Alliance.
The Syndicate isn't the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakon's ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni's power - leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them.
In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so long. Father Xavier Church never wanted to be a leader. Nonetheless, he's grown attached to his fellow survivors, and he won't let anyone cause them harm - though he may be the one who inadvertently leads them to destruction...
Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel's enforcer, she's dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it's a big one. He's descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn't return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they'll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town.
As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary - represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion - has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel's sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy - but she's going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.
Helen lives at the edges of her life, secretly helping her sister Jane remove the dangerous fey beauty from the wealthy society women who paid for it. But when the chancy procedure turns deadly, Jane goes missing - and is implicated in a murder. She is determined to find her missing sister, as well as continue the good fight against the fey. But when that pits her against her own husband - and when she meets an enigmatic young revolutionary - she's pushed to discover how far she'll bend society's rules to do what's right.
A mix of classic science fiction reprints and original stories all filled with: REALLY BIG MONSTERS! Includes (among others) Arthur C. Clarke, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Philip Wylie, Murray Leinster, Larry Correia, Sarah A. Hoyt and Wen Spencer.
When Rosa Alban's alpha husband dies, she seizes the opportunity to flee the oppressive Guardians - the rulers of the secret shapeshifter world. Branded as a pack traitor, she has no choice but to seek protection from a neighboring tribe by marrying one of their sons. Luc Black realizes marrying Rosa will strengthen his tribe's territory, but he has no intention of loving ever again. Still, he's unprepared for the intense physical need the wild she-wolf awakens in him. When the Guardians hone in on Rosa, Luc must fight to protect his new bride.
Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs - but it was the voices out of that land's forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers mount an invasion of the neighbouring jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission. To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his men call the Grey Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands.
End of the RIFTWAR series. Pug, now the greatest magician of all time, must risk everything he has fought for and everything he cherishes in the hope of destroying an evil enemy once and for all. But to achieve peace and save untold millions of lives, he will have to pay the ultimate price.
Another plot is underway - this one right in the heart of the capital itself, and with murder as its method. The only people standing in the way are a crippled boy and the boxing champion who befriended him, and an unlikely pair of policemen. Can the American detective Byron Chieske and his down-timer partner Gotthilf Hoch thwart the killers before they succeed in their goal?
The King is dead. His daughter, untested and alone, now wears the Steel Crown. And a vast horde is steadily carving a bloody road south, hell-bent on razing Steelhaven to the ground. Before the city faces the terror that approaches, it must crush the danger already lurking within its walls. But will the cost of victory be as devastating as that of defeat?
Callie is a young architectural student who marries Mateo, a wine importer, and moves to a grand old house in Southern Spain. Hyperion House is flooded with light, it also has a mute gardener, a sinister housekeeper and a sealed, dark servants' quarters that nobody has the keys for. And although initially happy, and taking care of Mateo's daughter, Callie can't help being drawn to the dark empty rooms at the back of the house, and becomes convinced that someone is living in there.
HOUNDING THE MOON AND MOON IN THE MIRROR in one volume.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives - and will do anything to get them.
Riley, a veteran of interstellar war, is one of many beings from many different worlds aboard a ship on a pilgrimage that spans the galaxy. However, he is not journeying to achieve transcendence, a vague mystical concept that has drawn everyone else on the ship to this journey into the unknown at the far edge of the galaxy. His mission is to find and kill the prophet who is reputed to help others transcend.
The Moontide has come once again, and a scarlet tide of Rondian legions is flooding into the East, slaughtering and pillaging in the name of Emperor Constant. But the Scytale of Corineus, the source of ultimate magical power, has slipped through the emperor's fingers. His ruthless Inquisitors are desperately seeking the artifact, before it falls into the hands of those who would bring down the Empire. But there are some who have pledged to end the cycle of war and restore peace to Urte, and they are the unlikeliest of heroes: a failed mage, a gypsy and a lowly merchant girl.
3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, is convinced by the Raiel, self-appointed guardians of the Void, to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics - the Fallers - that are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever - if Nigel can uncover their secrets.
While trying to unveil the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Special Agents Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and were worlds. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can count on is each other - or can they?
An enormous anthology of short stories - close to 250,000 words - on what's coming "next" in the science fiction field. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favourites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field's major awards.
Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of a shadow department in the multinational corporation DBG, his job to neutralize problems deemed unacceptable by the corporation. Suffering from Cotard's syndrome - a condition that causes people to believe they are dead - he perceives himself as nothing but a shell with no emotion and no sense of right or wrong. Emily Buchanan is a bright young second-year associate for DBG who has disappeared without a trace. Suspecting she may have stolen valuable information and a fortune from the company, Miss Holquist - Jacob's handler at DBG - assigns him the task of tracking her down and neutralizing her.
When the Master of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price - and Leo is willing to pay. That's because the European vamps want Leo's territory, and he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. But when a vicious creature starts stalking the streets of New Orleans, she has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. Now, Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can't even see.
Wisconsin Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. No Knight Templar - keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind - can infiltrate a group whose members can smell a human from a mile away - no knight except one. John Charming. Ex knight. Current werewolf. Hunted by the men who trained him, he now might be their only salvation.
16 stories inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, and his masterpiece, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.
Zoe has the escape of her dreams, a world removed from the loneliness and anxieties of real life. Her dreamscape offers another, more precious, gift. It is the only place where she can spend time with her closest companion - her lost brother Valentine. Yet something is very wrong. An unfamliar - and univited - presence has entered her private realm to threaten Zoe and Valentine, a disturbing turn of events that is compounded by an impossible discovery occasioned by a chance encounter at a used record store.
Constantinople is under siege by the Venetians and their allies. It is here that Italian captain Benito Valdosta must deal with the powerful magical manifestation of the Weeping Woman, a disguised Hekate, in order to save his daughter and to destroy the fleets of the Chernobog assembling in the Black Sea before they can cut into the soft underbelly of Europe.
Mags, with Herald Jadrek, Herald Kylan (the Weaponsmaster's chosen successor), and his friends Bear, Lena, and Amily, heads for the Bastion, the hidden spot in the hills that had once been the headquarters of a powerful band of raiders that had held him and his parents prisoner. But what they find is not what anyone expected.
Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King's Own. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?
Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body and serves the emperor. With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to go to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.
America has pulled an asteroid into Earth orbit. Solar power satellites - cheaply mass-produced in orbit with resources mined from the new moon to beam vast amounts of power to the ground - offer the best hope of avoiding economic ruin after a geopolitical miscalculation tainted the world's major oil fields with radioactivity. NASA engineer Marcus Judson is determined to make the powersat demonstration project a success. And he will - even though nothing in his job description mentions combating an international cabal, or going into space to do it.
When the king is betrayed by his own brother and left to die at the hands of attacking Oridian forces, Lady Alix Black winds up single-handedly saving her sovereign. Suddenly, she is head of the king's personal guard, an honor made all the more dubious by the king's exile from his own court. Surrounded by enemies, Alix must help him reclaim his crown, all the while attempting to repel the relentless tide of invaders led by the Priest, most feared of Oridia's lords.
22 of Lovecraft's best, most chilling "Arkham" tales, including "The Call of Cthulhu," At the Mountains of Madness, "The Whisperer in Darkness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Colour Out of Space," and others are collected and annotated. With nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, and more than 1,000 annotations, this volume illuminates every dimension of H. P. Lovecraft and stirs the Great Old Ones in their millennia of sleep.
Thief and con man Locke Lamora must live with the past in order to survive the day - the Bonds Magi who he crossed in THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA are out to exact revenge. And Locke must also counter his first love, Sabetha, a woman who, now on the other side of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, needs him dead.
A stellar collection of new work from some of the bestselling authors of our day. Includes stories by Carrie Vaughn, Megan Lindholm, Lawrence Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Megan Abbott, Cecelia Holland, and features George R. R. Martin's "The Princess and the Queen," a 35,000 word original novella set in the world of his bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series.
From a small compound near the ruins of Tulsa, led by a military vet who has seen better days, the inexperienced offspring of original survivors form a small expedition to explore America's heartland. A biologist, an anthropologist, a photographer, a salvage expert -- all are hoping to build a new future from the rubble. But the infected are still out there. And small pockets of humanity hide in the shadows: some scared, some mad, all dangerous.
Darel Ericson of the vampire Dahanavar clan is also an empath, strong enough to occasionally read thought as well as emotion. It has given him an advantage against other vampire clans, an advantage that has permitted a centuries-long peace among the Houses. But, the cunning and violent head of the House of Nachterret is tired of the truce, and of hiding his presence in the world. Darel, and the human woman he loves, become central to the Nachterret's scheme to plunge the Houses into all out war.
Psychology professor Alex Locke is an ex-convict, forced back into the criminal underworld when his daughter is threatened. After he agrees to steal a mysterious Obsidian Heart, Locke is pursued by unearthly assassins known as the 'Wolves of London'. Soon he discovers the heart can enable him to travel through time, and while it bestows him with his own dark powers, it also corrupts...
The traitor, Vasic, is marching on the capital. Queen Alwenna, fleeing across country, quickly comes to learn that she must toughen up, and fast, if she is even to make it to a place of safety. But she has an even loftier aim - for after dreaming of her husband's impending death, Alwenna knows she must turn around and head back to Highkell to save the land she loves, and the husband who adores her, or die in the attempt. But Vasic the traitor is waiting. And this was all just as he planned.
Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. It has become a weapon deployed in a global war that pitches human against post-human, and a diverse set of characters, scattered across the planet, begin to struggle against the forces that have been put in motion.
A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most-threatening to destroy them from the inside out.
Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message.
Fans of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" can now learn the Dothraki language. Written by David J. Peterson, who developed the language for the series, "Living Language Dothraki" will arm you with enough vocabulary and grammar to have a complete conversation in Dothraki. The course includes a 128-page language guide and a one-hour audio CD featuring over 200 words and phrases, grammar explanations, cultural notes, a dialogue, and exercises for reinforcement.
Juvenile nonfiction tie-in to DODGER. All you ever (or never) wanted to know about Victorian London, penned by Jack Dodger. Warning: Includes 'orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!
The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.
It began when the animal rights movement injected domestic animals with artificial intelligences in a bid to have the status of animals realigned by the international court of human rights. But what is an animal that can talk? Where does its intelligence end and its machine intelligence begin? And where might its soul reside?
Dun-Cadal, betrayed by his friends and grief-stricken at the loss of his apprentice, has been drinking away his life for years. But Viola, a young historian looking for the last Emperor's sword, embroils Dun-Cadal in a series of assassinations because his turncoat friends are being murdered one by one - by someone in the unmistakable style of an imperial assassin.
The famed Yulan is leader of The Free, the last remaining band of mercenaries in the Hommetic Kingdom. With the oppressive monarch overthrown, The Free plan to finally lay down their weapons, until Yulan is offered one final contract. The target is the very man responsible for the worst atrocity Yulan has ever witnessed. But as Yulan and his companions embark on their last journey, a potent mix of vengeance, love and loyalty is building to a storm so violent it is likely to destroy the last of the free companies.
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics - nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart--the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.
In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man, apparently drinking the blood of a murdered woman. Terrified, he does nothing, telling himself afterwards that worse things happen in wars. Seven years later he returns to the city - and sees the same man dining in the company of a fascinating young woman. When they leave the restaurant, Charles decides to follow... ____Smythe, James. NO HARM CAN COME TO A GOOD MAN. Harpercollins UK, 21.99 tp [UK ed]. ClearVista is used by everyone and can predict everything. It's a daily lifesaver, predicting weather to traffic to who you should befriend. Laurence Walker wants to be the next President of the United States. ClearVista will predict his chances. It will predict whether he's the right man for the job. It will predict that his son can only survive for 102 seconds underwater. It will predict that Laurence's life is about to collapse in the most unimaginable way.
FLEX. Distilled magic in crystal form. The most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams. Paul Tsabo is an obsessed bureaucromancer who has turned paperwork into a magical Beast that can rewrite rental agreements, conjure rented cars from nowhere, track down anyone who's ever filled out a form. But when all of his formulaic magic can't save his burned daughter, Paul must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her. Except he's never done this before - and the punishment for brewing Flex is army conscription and a total brain-wipe.
Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he's a hitman. His new job is not that different from his old one. Waste disposal is waste disposal. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box cutter. But when his latest client hires him to kill the daughter of a powerful evangelist, his unadorned life is upended: his mark has a shocking secret and his client has a sordid agenda far beyond a simple kill.
Authors include Garth Nix, K.J. Parker, Justina Robson, Ellen Klages, Christopher Rowe, Isobelle Carmody, Tony Ballantyne, James Bradley, Karin Tidbeck, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Frances Hardinger, Kaaron Warren, Genevieve Valentine and Robert Shearman.
As Stanis struggles to unite the gargoyle population, Lexi forges unlikely alliances with witches, alchemists and New York's Finest to quell an unsettling uprising led by an ancient and deadly foe long thought vanquished. To save her city, Lexi must wield more power than ever before with the added hope of recovering a mysterious artifact that could change her world - and bring her closer to Stanis than she ever thought possible...
After an intruder alters her trick pistol and Las Vegas illusionist Reve Dyer accidentally shoots and kills her husband onstage, she flees with her three daughters to an antiquated farmhouse in the forest of Hawley Five Corners, where the magic of her ancestors reigns. There she encounters an ancient leather-bound journal holding mysterious mythic power. As she pieces together the truth behind the book, it becomes clear that the stranger who upended Reve's life in Las Vegas has followed her to Hawley - and that she has something he desperately wants.
In the scorching summer of 1976 Christopher Norton, his wife Laura and their young daughter Faye settle into their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect place for Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of his own. But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, Laura begins to hear something through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound. Then come the voices...
While the mantis insectoids are determined to eliminate the human threat to mantis supremacy, they wonder if there is the slightest chance that humans might have value? They seem to have the one thing the mantes explicitly do not: an innate ability to believe in what cannot be proven nor seen: God. Captured and stranded behind enemy lines, Chaplain's Assistant Harrison Barlow must come to grips with the fact that he is not only bargaining for his own life, but the lives of everyone he knows and loves. And so he embarks upon an improbable gambit.
With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague-ravaged economy to rebuild, and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, there are factions in Parliament who want nothing more than to scrap the Royal Manticoran Navy and shift its resources and manpower elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place. Travis Long, who enlisted in the Navy to put order and discipline in his life, is about to find that out.
As the Bottom Dwellers' blood magic eats away at the world, those Above realize their only possible defense lies in the heretical secrets of contramagic. Loyal priests must decide whether to protect the Church, or risk its destruction in pursuit of the truth. Only the Dragon Brigade can prevent an endless dark age. Their epic battle will test the mettle of those thrown into the breach, and determine the fate of this world.
In the spring of 1297, Wallace and Bruce meet in Ayr, in the south of Scotland, each having recently lost a young wife, one in childbirth and the other by murder. Their combined anger at the injustices of the invading English is about to unleash a storm in Scotland that will last for sixteen years - and destroy England's military power for decades - before giving rise to a new nation of free men.
These are stories of the warriors and civilians who get things done in extreme situations, whether it's rescue from a ship broken in space and leaking air and radiation, hard choices by a brigade of mercenary swords in a world of blood and magic, or scramble and response by troops in the Sandbox doing what it takes to make it through another scorching, rocket-filled day.
It's February 1992. Desert Storm is raging in Iraq but 22 year old Jack has more pressing matters at home. His favorite bar, The Spot, is about to be sold out from under Julio, Jack's friend. Jack has been something of a tag-along to this point, but now he takes the reins and demonstrates his innate talent for seeing biters get bit. 2nd of 3 prequels to the series.
Marius Winter doesn't walk the road of the shaman-warrior alone. He has powerful allies in the Other Realms and in ordinary reality. His spirit guides are a Lakota war-chief and medicine man, First In Front; Tigre, a powerful feminine spirit who appears as a white tiger; and Burt, a spirit raven who channels an old Jewish bookie from the Bronx. Now Marius is targeted by a powerful sorcerer. In the battle for the souls of his friends and lover, he must storm the gates of the underworld and fight through the Seven Demi-Demons of Hell to the deepest dungeons to confront Belial himself.
Detective Nevada Baylor's quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan--a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive. And Rogan's after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she's getting under his skin...
Kody woke up in a hospital bed, not knowing how he got there. Before his questions could be answered, he was told that he was about to undergo surgery, and that there could be some side effects.... And then he woke up again, this time in Xanth. Kody is the only person in Xanth who has not been affected by a dreadful spell that reverses how people see each other. What was adorable is now loathsome. What was ugly is now beautiful. What was loved is now hated. Kody has clearly arrived just in time! Only he has any hope of reversing the spell, turning Esrever Doom into Reverse Mood.
Ryan and his friends become the subjects in a deadly experiment when they're taken captive inside a redoubt at the South Pole. A team of scientists is convinced the earth must be purified of mutants, and now they have the perfect lab rats to test their powerful bioweapon. Within Antarctica's harsh and unstable conditions, the companions must fight the odds and take down the whitecoats before millions are killed. But in this uncompromising landscape, defeating the enemy may be just another step toward a different kind of death.
Brothers-in-arms Kane and Grant upheld the inflexible laws of Cobaltville until they finally turned their backs on its wicked regime. Now a fresh threat brings them back to the barony - a mysterious plague that kills with impunity. It soon becomes clear that this murderous pestilence isn't the result of some random mutation, but the product of a dark and twisted mind. With the disease spreading rapidly, the Cerberus warriors can only hope they're not too late - or too vulnerable - to save humanity from being snuffed out by one of its own.
An unexpected misfortune prevents Lushan from satisfying an ancient bargain with the Fey. The Queen demands the services of Teresine, once a refugee slave and now advisor to the Sidiana. Teresine must navigate the treacherous politics of the Faerie Court, where the Queen's will determines reality and mortals are merely pawns in an eternal struggle for power. Years later, another young woman faces an unexpected decision that forces her to discover the truth of what happened to Teresine in the Faerie Court.
Now darkness is falling. Days grow shorter, temperatures colder, and in the wake of long winters come famine, destruction, and terror. As a mass exodus to warmer climes threatens to fracture Northland, one man believes he can outwit the cold, and even salvage some scraps of the great civilization - before interminable gloom settles over the land; before the fires of war lay waste to an empire; before the ice comes.
Cara Carlinni is an impossible thing - a runaway psi-tech. She's on the run from Ari van Blaiden, a powerful executive, after discovering massive corruption in Alphacorp. Cara barely escapes his forces, yet again, on a backwater planet, and gets out just in time due to the help of straight-laced Ben Benjamin, a psi-tech Navigator for Alphacorp's biggest company rival. Cara and Ben struggle to survive a star-spanning manhunt, black-ops raids, and fleets of resource-hungry raiders.
[Canadian author]. Mara Holdfast, daughter of the Autarch's Master Maskmaker, is fast approaching her fifteenth birthday and her all-important Masking ceremony. Her father himself has been working behind closed doors to create Mara's Mask. Once the ceremony is done, she will take her place as an adult, and Gifted with the same magical abilities as her father, she will also claim her rightful place as his apprentice. But on the day of her Masking something goes horribly wrong, and instead of celebrating, Mara is torn away from her parents, imprisoned, and consigned to a wagon bound for the mines.
As much as former film student Fortitude Scott is loath to get too deep into the family business, when his brother, Chivalry, is temporarily unable to run the territory, it's up to Fort to keep things under control. So when the leader of a powerful faction of shifters turns up murdered, Fort finds himself, with the help of his foxy kitsune sidekick, Suzume, tracking down a paranormal assassin. But as he calls on fairies, witches, and ghouls for help, he discovers that the supernatural community is preparing for a massive shift in power within the Scott family leadership - and Fort has landed right in the middle of the gathering storm.
Original military themed high fantasy anthology featuring hard-hitting stories from Elizabeth Moon, Larry Correia, Sarah A. Hoyt, Glen Cook, David Farland, Seanan McGuire, John Helfers and Robin Wayne Bailey.
1740. With the whole of Europe balanced on the brink of war, an Austrian regiment is sent to the farthest frontier of the empire to hold the border against the might of Prussia. Their garrison, the ancient house called Pokoj. But Pokoj is already inhabited... by a company of ghosts from every age of the house's history. Only Drozde, the quartermaster's mistress, can see them, and terrifyingly they welcome her as a friend.
Cassie Palmer finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time - even though she doesn't entirely understand her dimension-bending new power. Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage's soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages - with Pritkin's demon dad in tow. He's the only one who can reverse Pritkin's curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers - or causing a world-ending paradox or two...
Collected together in this omnibus is the acclaimed Corlay Sequence, featuring introductory novella "Piper at the Gates of Dawn," and novels "The Road to Corlay," "A Dream of Kinship," and "A Tapestry of Time.".
Bannan Larmensu, the truthseer who won Jenn Nalynn's heart, learns his brother-in-law was sent as a peace envoy to Channen, capital of the mysterious domain of Mellynne, and has disappeared. The law forbids Bannan from leaving Marrowdell and travelling to Mellynne to help his sister. As a turn-born, Jenn Nalynn has the power to cross into the magical realm of the Verge, and take Bannan with her. She's willing to try. Wisp and Scourge - and the house toads - offer their help. But what none of them know is that magic is rife in Channen, magic that flows from the Verge itself. And not even a turn-born will be safe there.
Left blind and vulnerable after being attacked by the Widow, Alyssa Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her son might have left. Veldaren's only hope is in the Watcher, but Haern is no longer there. He travels west with his father, Thren Felhorn, whose own thief guild has been crushed by the might of the encroaching Sun Guild. Their destination: the Stronghold, an ancient bastion of the dark paladins of Karak.
In the unpredictable Otherworld Josh discovers more about the awesome power he holds within, as he deals with hostility from certain animal clans and elders. Back in Santa Feliz his friends are facing a huge anti-Wildling rally that threatens all Wildling teens with segregation and incarceration. In the most tense and perilous of circumstances in both worlds, Josh and his friends must rely on each other's love, ingenuity and loyalty to survive.
Contains Books #7 and #8, THE REFORMER and THE TYRANT in the Raj Whitehall series.
Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England's Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the "She-Wolf of France", who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate...
Werewolf Talulla is being pursued by a fanatical, Vatican-based Christian cult, and Remshi, the twenty thousand year old vampire who haunts her dreams, is following a trail of reckless feedings by a newly turned vampire bent on revenge. But, as the novel unfolds, Talulla and Remshi are inexorably drawn to each other - and toward the moment when an ancient prophecy may finally come to pass.
These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. "Willful Child." Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the... And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through 'the infinite vastness of interstellar space.'
A cabal of ten- to twelve-year-old girls? They aren't twelve anymore. And they gave up playing with dolls some years ago, when they sold them all and started an investment consortium. A consortium that did quite well. The Barbie Consortium hits Vienna. In several different ways. The princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, the common men and women on the street have no idea what's about to happen. Neither do the girls, but they're determined it'll happen their way.
Where Flynne and her brother Burton live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do - a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.
When a young woman asks Amanda Lee for help convincing her best friend to leave a dangerously hot-tempered boyfriend, Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire, is ready and willing to use her powers on her behalf. But some people are dangerous not just to the living - especially when there are darker forces involved.
Oliver Gooch comes across a tooth, in a velvet box, with a handwritten note from 1888 to say it's a tooth from the boy Edgar Allan Poe. He displays it in his new bookshop, and names the store Poe's Tooth Books. Oliver took the money from his small daughter Chloe's accident insurance and bought a converted church to live in with his altered child and wife. On a freezing night he and Chloe come across the crow, a raggedy skeletal wretch of a bird, and it refuses to leave. It infiltrates their lives, it alters Oliver's relationship with Rosie, it changes Chloe. It's a dangerous presence in the firelit, shadowy old vestry, in Poe's Tooth Books.
In seventh-century Britain, a new religion is coming ashore and small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Hild is the king's youngest niece, destined to become Saint Hilda of Whitby. But for now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child and the precarious advantage of a plotting uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, who will stop at nothing to become overking of Angles. Hild establishes a place for herself at his side as the king's seer, and she is indispensable--as long as she doesn't lead Edwin astray.
A former Agent of Death, Madelinne Black now has everything to live for, most importantly, her unborn child. But Chicago has become ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, and only Maddy can stop the carnage.
37 stories originally published between 1952 and 1979, plus one story, "The Daddy Box," that has never appeared before.
The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra - and the mythical silver wells that the dragons need to survive.Can Tintaglia and the Elderlings unlock the secrets of the ancient city? Or are they doomed to extinction? Recommended.
After Auntie Catherine warns the Gale family of an approaching asteroid they scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. When NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine's dire prediction, Charlotte "Charlie" Gale discovers that Allie and the Aunties can't help. So all she has is a guitar ... and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.
This newest volume offers outstanding writing by masters of the genre, such as Joan Aiken, Peter Atkins, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Joe R. Lansdale, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Robert Silverberg, Michael Marshall Smith, Evangeline Walton, and many others!
Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rises to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change. Through interconnected eyewitness accounts - emails, text messages, reports, diaries, found video footage, and graphic adaptations, the story is told of the climactic final battle between the ZZ infantry of the New Zombie Order and the fighters of the human resistance.
Los Angeles in the late 21st century - a segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules. Beyond the high security compounds of the wealthy lies a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, rampant disease, and their own despair to survive. Jonny was born into this Hobbesian paradise. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market - narcotics that heal the body and cool the mind - he looks out for nobody but himself - until a terrifying plague sweeps through L.A., wreaking death and panic.
Disappearing in the middle of his prison shift from among convicts, appearing in a makeshift medieval encampment for minutes before tumbling back to the real world, Willoughby believes his mind is simply breaking apart. He finds no solace at home, with a wife who has grown to dislike him and a daughter who can barely hide her disgust. But in this other world, in this winter land of first-settlers, he is a man with a purpose, a man upon whom others must rely. Persuaded to kill a King so as to save a people, Willoughby finds that in another world, with a second chance he may be the kind of man he had always wanted to be after all.
When tragedy strikes his family, the charismatic preacher Charles Jacobs curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Young Jamie, of that town, has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. In his mid-thirties - addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate - Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that "revival" has many meanings.
Ava has spent the last hundred years as a hellhound, the indentured servant of a reaper who hunts errant souls and sends them to Hell. When a human necromancer convinces her to steal her reaper's scythe, Ava incurs the wrath of the demon Lilith, her reaper's boss.As punishment for her transgression, Lilith orders Ava to track down the last soul in her reaper's ledger - or die trying.But after a hundred years of servitude, it's time for payback. And Hell hath no fury like an avenging Ava.
The metaheroes deal with supervillain Verdegris, who seeks to destroy them from within, before turning their attention back to the Thulian conspiracy. It's go time once again for the metaheroes including fire-bender John Murdock, hacker-witch Vikki Nagy, healer Belladona Blue, super-quick Mercurye and most of all for their ghostly ally, Seraphym, the spirit of the world. Verdegris knows he must trap and destroy her if he is to take down the metas.
When a rash of brutal murders strikes St. Louis Edwin Krantz, an aging, technophobic detective, and his partner, Tara Dezner, are tasked with investigating the horrifying killings. Shockingly, the murders have all been committed by prominent citizens who have no obvious motives or history of violence. Seeking an explanation for the suspects' strange behavior, Krantz and Denzer turn to renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Maerici, who believes that the answer lies within the killers' brains themselves. Someone is introducing a glitch into the in-brain computer systems of the suspects - a virus that turns ordinary citizens into murderers.
After the battlefront death of her husband, a soldier, in the sands of the Middle East, a distraught Cass decides to move to the bucolic village of Darnshaw. But the locals aren't as friendly as she had hoped and the Internet connection isn't as reliable as her work requires. Her son, Ben, begins to display an uncharacteristic hostility. A blizzard strikes Darnshaw, marooning it in a sea of snow, and Cass begins to despair. And though she finds a sympathetic ear in the person of her son's substitute teacher, she soon finds herself pitted against dark forces she can barely comprehend.
Flavius Belisaurius witnesses the death of his father, the Governor of Dorostorum City, betrayed by the powerful magnate Gaius Donatus. He swears vengeance on Donatus and begins a journey from which there is no virtuous way back.
When Flidias, the intended future bride for Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, arrives, Oran discovers letters can lie. Though she exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters. With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help.
Includes stories by Lev Grossman, Sharon Kay Penman, S. M. Stirling, Sam Sykes, Caroline Spector, and Nancy Kress, and features an entirely new 28,000-word "Outlander" novella by Diana Gabaldon.
Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including: full-color artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces; full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen; in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros; 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book.
Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing. The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands - or tentacles. The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raised.
A collection of three new novellas. In "The Necromancer Candle," Cassidy's family has a secret and it involves an ancient family heirloom known only as the necromancer candle. In "Full House" Jonas finds himself pressured to solve a 'simple' murder. As he's drawn into the investigation, he uncovers a mystery that has spanned centuries. In "Merlin s Silver" Joan gets more than she bargained for when she buys an expensive tea service at auction to shake up a lackluster marriage.
Once one of the world's greatest assassins, Aral Kingslayer has finally reclaimed his swords and his soul. But the forces that destroyed his patron Namara twelve years ago are still there, waiting, and his past as a Blade is never more than a shadow's breadth away.
Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his pilot, Chase Kolpath, are searching for lost artifacts of the early space. But the trail seems to have gone cold, so they head back home to be present when the Capella, the interstellar transport that vanished eleven years earlier in a time/space warp, is expected to reappear. With a window of only a few hours, rescuing it is of the utmost importance. 2600 passengers - including Alex's uncle, Gabriel Benedict, the man who raised him - are on board.
Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins has completed a nerve-bending qualification flight for a pilot's license. But there isn't much demand yet for faster-than-light travel, so she finds herself on the bridge of an interstellar ship, working for the corporation whose terraforming of colony planets is destroying alien lifeforms. Her working conditions include bomb threats, sabotage, clashes with her employers - and a mission to a world, adrift between the stars, that harbours a life-form unlike anything humanity has ever seen.
Ran, a newly-minted ninja field operative is set loose on a "musha shugyo," a wandering quest. He hears tales of a mysterious lord believed to have the dead for his servants. Soon these tales prove all too real as Ran comes to the aid of Jysal, a beautiful sorceress, whose undeveloped power gives her the ability to heal a land - or destroy it. But the Lord Kan-Gul also covets Jysal's power, and he sends a army of the undead to take Jysal by force.
Scarcely a year after the events of "Cyador's Heirs," Lerial uses his mastery of Order and Chaos, the competing natural forces that shape his world and define the magic that exists within it, to utterly destroy an Afritan military force crossing into Cigoerne. Five years later, Lerial, now an overcaptain and a field commander of Cigoerne's Mirror Lancers, must lead three companies of troops into Afrit on a mission of mutual interest. Neighbouring Heldya is threatening to invade Afrit, and if that nation falls, Cigoerne is certain to be next.
Ringil Eskiath, a reluctant hero viewed as a corrupt degenerate by the very people who demand his help, has traveled far in search of the Illwrack Changeling, a deathless human sorcerer-warrior raised by the bloodthirsty Aldrain, former rulers of the world. Separated from his companions - Egar the Dragonbane and Archeth - Ringil risks his soul to master a deadly magic that alone can challenge the might of the Changeling. While Archeth and the Dragonbane embark on a trail of blood and tears that ends up exposing long-buried secrets, Ringil finds himself tested as never before, with his life and all existence hanging in the balance.
Rooted in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc, here are tales of ghosts and spirits seeking revenge, grief stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny.
Global unrest spreads as mass protests advance throughout the US and China, Nexus-upgraded riot police battle against upgraded protestors, and a once-dead scientist plans to take over the planet's electronic systems. The world has never experienced turmoil of this type, on this scale.They call them the Apex - humanity's replacement. They're smarter, faster, better. And infinitely more dangerous. Humanity is dying. Long live the Apex.
When something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, three people find themselves bound together in ways never imagined. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world -- and themselves.
This is the tale of Lorn Askarian. Some say he brought the kingdom to the brink of destruction, taking advantage of a dying king and an unpopular queen to strike against his enemies, heedless of the danger posed by a growing rebellion. Others claim he saved the kingdom, following the orders of a king who had him falsely imprisoned, heedless of the personal cost, and loyal to the last - fighting against desperate odds on the political and physical battlefields alike.
A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.
Esther and her friend Max, a 350-year-old mage whose day job is protecting the city from Evil, suspect NYPD Detective Quinn, new partner to Detective Lopez, Esther's ex-sometime boyfriend, of being involved in the latest mystical mayhem to menace Manhattan... Corpses suddenly aren't staying quite as dead as they should. While Max and Esther try to determine what Quinn's role is in the supernatural reanimation of the deceased downtown, a dangerous foe with deadly intent changes everyone's dinner plans one cold winter night...
The Warrior Queen Lariel, having accidentally revealed to Sevryn the forbidden powers that gained her the throne, has begun a vicious manhunt to destroy him. Fleeing her wrath, Sevryn and Rivergrace find no safe haven as the world's magic begins to disintegrate around them and the old Gods wake. In the midst of this chaos, Sevryn is charged with finding the King of Assassins - a quest that may consume him. And only Rivergrace has any hope of discovering the means to save both Sevryn and the world she loves.
Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice that commands they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco. The worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles come together to rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why. And, at the centre, the curiously absent Prince Lestat...
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
On the summit of the fabled mountain Slievenamon in Ireland there is a doorway to an ancient land of terrible power. The gate of Feimhin has lain closed for centuries, the secret of its opening long lost. But now four orphans drawn together by Fate must pass through the portal to face their destinies. What they find beyond is the enchanted but war ravaged world of Tir, a strange land peopled by beings of magic. Here death waits at every corner and they must learn to fight if they are to survive.
In 2025, entrepreneur Julian Orley has invited twenty-one of the world's richest and most powerful individuals to sample his brand-new lunar accommodation, hoping to secure the finances for a second space elevator. On Earth, meanwhile, cybercop Owen Jericho is sent to Shanghai to find a young female hacker known as Yoyo, who has been on the run since acquiring access to information that someone seems quite determined to keep quiet. As Jericho closes in on the girl and the conspiracy swirling around her, he finds mounting evidence that connects her to Julian Orley as well as to the entrepreneur's many competitors and enemies.
Elle and Marsh escape to the jungles of Cambodia in search of a sacred temple that holds the key to erasing the barrier between Shadow and Light.
There's no rest for a Longknife - even if you're a newlywed. Vice Admiral Kris Longknife's honeymoon gets cancelled when she hears that the space raider's home world may have been discovered. Finding where the raiders came from could be the key to saving humanity. If only uncovering their secrets was that easy.
When shapeshifter/rural veterinarian Karadel is not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes - a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever. But her comfortable life is threatened by two events. She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences.
CLAN CORPORATE and MERCHANTS' WAR in a single volume.
Soon after the Dutch scientist and clockmaker Christiaan Huygens invented the very first Clakker, a mechanical man endowned with great strength but bound to the wishes of its human master, in the 17th Century, the Netherlands built a whole army of them and sent them marching on Westminster. Three centuries later, the Netherlands is still the world's sole superpower. Only the French still fiercely defend their belief in universal human rights for all men flesh and brass alike. Now one audacious Clakker, Jax, can no longer bear the bonds of his slavery and makes a bid for freedom.
A new drug - Shut-Eye - has been developed in the dreamland, and smuggled into our world. It's addictive, and dangerous, and Shadow Watch agents Audra and Mr Jinx are on the case, preparing new recruits to deal with the problem. Meanwhile, a wave of ancient, bodiless Incubi are entering the dreams of humans in an attempt to possess them and live new lives. Only the criminally insane would ever risk a confrontation with them. Thank goodness, then, for Mr Jinx: clown, Shadow Watch agent, psychopath.
This anthology brings together a stellar collection of short fantasy from authors who have made an impact on the genre over the last decade, along with some bestselling favorites, like Naomi Novik and Jay Lake.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Centered around an obscure group of malcontents intent on creating a terrible explosion in New York City in 1993, these are the final stages of young Jack becoming Repairman Jack. It is a dark and terrible story, full of plots and needless mayhem, with secret agents, a freelance torturer, a secret society as old as human history, love, death, and a very bleak triumph.
It is only a matter of time before Madeleine Hunter, the dangerous head of the vampire council, begins her hunt for complete domination. And for half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones, that comes with an alarming ultimatum: hand over the last key to Hunter or, one by one, her loved ones will die. Now, it's a race against time for Risa to save those she loves, and to stop Hunter's apocalyptic plan to open the very gates of hell.
Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with, and clients with woes sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of dark and dangerous Undercity - the enormous capital of a vast star empire - to find answers.
There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years - and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamour that accompanies it, there is only hardship, loneliness and emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced.
When Tokyo falls victim to a deadly terrorist attack, Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro knows who is responsible, even if she doesn't have proof. She urges her commanding officers to arrest the perpetrator, but when her pleas fall on deaf ears, she loses her temper and then her badge. Left on her own, Mariko must now work outside the system to stop a terrorist mastermind, armed with only her cunning and her famed Inazuma blade...
What happens when exquisitely beautiful elves start getting all the roles in Hollywood? Human actors sue, that's what. In a desperate attempt to keep the squabbling inside the Screen Actors Guild from going public, the president of SAG forces the two sides into arbitration. Enter Linnet Ellery, a human lawyer working for a vampire law firm, to serve as arbitrator. Linnet discovers that there are sinister forces at work in Tinsel Town determined to shatter the fragile peace between elves, vampires, werewolves, and humans.
17 hard science fiction tales by today's top authors. Includes stories by Ben Bova, Gregory Benford, Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, Jack McDevitt, Howard Hendrix, Daniel H. Wilson, and many others.
Lady Catherine "Cat" Carletto, now Legionnaire Andromeda McKee, has become a battle-scarred veteran who knows how to kill. Summoned to Earth to receive the Imperial Order of Merit from the Empress herself, Andromeda learns that she isn't the sole surviving Carletto - her uncle Rex is not only still alive but also the leader of a resistance group determined to overthrow Ophelia. Caught up in a web of intrigue, Andromeda realizes that the moment is coming when her revenge will be at hand. But will she be able to act, or will she be betrayed by those she has come to trust?
A chance for vengeance comes when the empress's ship crashes on a hostile planet and Andromeda is assigned to head up the rescue mission. As a legionnaire, Andromeda McKee has countless kills under her belt. But when faced with her greatest enemy, it will be Cat Carletto who has to pull the trigger on the one who really matters.
Varus accompanies Corylus on a visit to the household of Corylus's father. Joining them are Varus's father Saxa, who is Governor of the great city of Carce, with his family and a large entourage of servants. But on the way to the event, something goes amiss. Varus, who has been the conduit for supernatural visions before, experiences another. Giant crystalline worms devouring the entire world. Soon all are involved in supernatural events caused by a struggle between two powerful magicians, both mentored by the deceased poet and mage Vergil, one of whom wants to destroy the world and the other who wishes to stop him. But which is which?
Now along comes the Spider's new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap her in a sticky web of deceit. The thing is, she's not the only target. She can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck her friends have been having lately is no accident - and that each unfortunate "coincidence" is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bull's-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get her, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as her enemy's master plan is slowly revealed, she has a sinking feeling that it will take more than her powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop her whole life from going up in flames.
FAERY MOON and FOREST MOON RISING in one omnibus volume.
The small New England town of Coventry is haunted by its memories of a deadly winter... in which loved ones were lost, families torn apart, and a town buried in a terrible blizzard. Now, twelve years later, the people plagued by their memories of that storm are haunted once again as a new storm approaches, promising to wreak new havoc. Old ghosts trickle back, and this storm will prove even more terrifying and deadly than the last.
The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde.Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.
Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. His lady love J. J. is enthusiastically bisexual who plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can't meet that need, just like she can't meet Jason's need for rough sex and bondage. Anita, as it happens, is having a relationship with her only female lover ever, so Jason has this idea that all parties could get together and explain things to one another.
A collection of fifteen all-new stories about your favorite residents of Bon Temps. With contributions by Rachel Caine, MaryJanice Davidson, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, and Seanan McGuire, to mention only a few.
Two classic Heinlein Future History titles in one omnibus edition.
Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose - to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself - Thomas Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco. Feared and revered by those who created him, Cale has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilization in the world. But as his day of reckoning draws close, Cale's sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darkness - the Sanctuary - and to confront the person he hates most in the world...
CRADLE OF SATURN and THE LEGEND THAT WAS EARTH in one volume.
As the signs of war multiply and Hell threatens to overrun its boundaries, Vicky Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, is torn between her duty to save the world and her desire to save something of herself.
Adam has been hired to play telepathic bodyguard for Tommy, the ten year old son of a superior court judge in Savannah presiding over the murder trial of a mob-connected mogul. After an attempt on the kid's life, the FBI believes he's been targeted by the businessman's "associates." Turns out, Tommy's a nascent telepath, so Adam is trying to help him get a handle on his Ability. But it doesn't take a mind reader to see that there's something going on with this kid's parents that's stressing him out more than a death threat...
The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: "The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms", "The Broken Kingdoms", and "The Kingdom of Gods."
Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj's tormented soul.
After several centuries of silence, the Greys are back, and the Alliance must now combat both a rapacious, sadistic enemy, and a terrifying, technologically superior foe. Ia has asked nothing of her crew that she herself has not been willing to give. But with two wars to bring to an end - and time running out - Ia must make and execute the most terrible choice of all...
Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive.
After launching an unsuccessful invasion of Washington, D.C., the Unified Authority is on the verge of defeat. Then the clones intercept a message detailing the U.A.'s last ditch plan for survival: a super weapon, a virus designed to attack the clones' internal architecture. Only one clone was created without the fatal flaw - Wayson Harris, an outlaw model with independent thoughts and an addiction to violence. As his empire collapses and his comrades die around him, Harris begins a one-man war against the government that created, betrayed and ultimately destroyed his brothers.
The process of saving her planet - yet again - is violently interrupted when Kitty is thrown into an alternate reality.
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
Alaric and the young Prince Brion Haldane were bound together by magic - a magic to be called upon when Brion was most in need. Now eighteen, Brion has ascended to the throne and seven-year-old Alaric has come to court. Through the coming years, both will grow to manhood and come to realize their destinies.
Belladonna's duties have increased a thousand-fold, and now she has responsibility for the lives of every metahuman in ECHO on her conscience. Can she convince the armies of the world to follow ECHO into an all-out attack on the Thulians? Then Red Saviour risks everything on a risky gambit of her own. She sends her "wolves" of the CCCP to find the Thulian Headquarters, despite the dangers, and despite the consequences of blowing everything on this hazardous gambit that could very well end, not in victory, but with the world in flames.
16 original stories from authors other than Mercedes Lackey, set in Valdemar.
Jethri Gobelyn must embrace his Terran birthright as well as his Liaden connections while leaving behind the safety of the great Liaden trade ship "Elthoria" to defend his honour and that of shipmates past and present. Forced to sit Second Board as a back-up pilot on a Liaden Scout ship, Jethri is already at wit's end when several familiar faces threaten all that he knows of himself, and all that he wishes to do.
On the cusp of an industrial age that threatens the warrior caste's rule, the Empire of a Hundred Houses awaits civil war between noble factions. Centuries of conquest have made the empire a brittle and bloated monster; constrained by tradition and crying out for change. To save his own life and those of untold thousands Narin must understand the key to it all - Moon's Artifice, the poison that could destroy an empire.
Three of James Lovegroves classic fictions in an omnibus edition: DAYS, PROVENDER GLEED and UNTIED KINGDOM.
Master-pilot Alex Romanov is a spesh--a human who has been genetically modified to perform particular tasks. As a captain and pilot, Alex has a genetic imperative to care for passengers and crew--no matter what the cost. His first mission aboard "Mirror "is to ferry two representatives of the alien race Zzygou on a tour of human worlds. His task will not be an easy one, for aboard the craft are several speshes who have reason to hate the Others. Dark pasts, deadly secrets, and a stolen gel-crystal worth more than Alex's entire ship combine to challenge him at every turn.
This anthology showcases the most exceptional science fiction stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars like Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr. to science-fiction greats such as Nancy Kress, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Karen Joy Fowler to new award-winning talents.
On both sides of the Mexican-American border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface. It's a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone - the innocent and the guilty - must face their deepest terrors.
Includes stories by Sherilynn Kenyon, Joe Abercrombie, Diana Rowland, Melinda Snodgrass, and Pat Cadigan, and features an entirely new 18,000-word novella by Brandon Sanderson, and a new story of Harry Dresden's world by bestselling author Jim Butcher.
"The Five" is a rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever.
Twelve sombre tales, ranging from baroque science fiction to bleak fantasy.
Moorcock's first independent novel in nine years, a tale both fantastical and autobiographical, a celebration of London and what it meant to be young there in the years after World War II. "The Whispering Swarm" is the first in a trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London.
Shifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City. Merit will be acting as bodyguard to the Alpha, Gabriel Keene. Someone is gunning for Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals--not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.
Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld and his associate Leana are ordered to journey to the exotic city of Kuvash in Koton, where a revered priest has gone missing. When they arrive, they discover the priest has already been found or at least parts of him have. When several more bodies are discovered mutilated and dumped in a public place, Drakenfeld realizes there's a killer at work who seems to delight in torture and pain.
Griffen's pregnant sister, Valerie, is missing - possibly kidnapped - and his uncle, Malcolm McCandles, has flown into town for a mysterious meeting with a powerful man who has been dead for almost eight decades. And Griffen certainly hasn't got the time to protect Representative Penny Dunbar, a dragon who is running for governor of Louisiana - if malign forces don't take her out first.
In a world of chances, one decision can bring down the house, one roll of the dice could bring untold wealth, or the end of everything. In this anthology of all new short stories the players gather, their stories often dark, and always compelling. This collection is set to include a full house of top authors including Pat Cadigan, Gary McMahon, Silvia Moreno Garcia, plus Tade Thompson, Rebecca Levene and more!
As the forces of magic gather, the destinies of Errol and Sir Benfro further entwine. Through the spirit of Magog, dragon of legend, Sir Benfro discovers the true nature of his forebears - a history of unimaginable power over mankind. Meanwhile, Errol Ramsbottom's dreams of becoming a great Warrior Priest have been shattered by his discovery of the dark secret of the Holy Order's power. And yet as a chosen noviciate he is trapped, unwillingly drawn deeper into the sinister plans for war which will engulf Gwlad.
When a young girl is stolen from the Mardi Gras Exemplar Ball - the biggest fae event of the year - Harlow and Augustine must put all their issues aside to bring her home alive. Harlow's father, Braziano, is of course their number one suspect, but evil lurks in every corner of the city and time is running out. Their only choices are to either find a way to rescue the girl, or Augustine must die.
A Discworld artefact - Georgina Bradshaw's guide to the railways of Raising Steam. Authorised by Mr. Lipwig of the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway himself, Mrs. Georgina Bradshaw's invaluable guide to the destinations and diversions of the railway deserves a place in the luggage of any traveller, or indeed armchair traveller, upon the Disc.
War hero Colonel Nathan Pretorius is recruited for a near-impossible assignment. At the cost of many lives, the Democracy has managed to clone and train General Michkag, one of the alien Traanskei's master strategists. Colonel Pretorius and a hand-picked team must kidnap the real Michkag if they can, assassinate him if they can't, but no matter which, put the clone in his place, where he will misdirect the enemy's forces and funnel vital information to the Democracy.
Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge - clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of those infected with the zombie plague before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits, an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity.
The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is under threat from within. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro must uncover a traitor to prevent unthinkable defeat.
It's 1925 and three climbers - a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American - find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. But deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers - joined by the missing boy's female cousin - find themselves being pursued through the night by someone - or something.
A major expansion and revision of Spoor's first novel DIGITAL KNIGHT. Being an expert in information searches, image processing and enhancement, pattern matching, and data forensics earned Jason Wood a lot of money - from private contracts and working with the police. But then an informant showed up dead on his doorstep, a photograph didn't show someone who'd been in the viewfinder when the picture was taken, and Jason's world is suddenly turned upside-down.
For Alexandra Kove, the path of her life took her far from the claustrophobic forest where her father raised her. She believed that she had to escape, that her only road was away from the family and circumstances of her birth. Now, her road has turned back, converged with the paths of the family she thought was safely in her past.
Deep in the heart of history's most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Auschwitz, Shomer spends his nights imagining another world - a world where a disgraced former dictator now known only as Wolf ekes out a miserable existence as a low-rent PI in London's grimiest streets.
1900 BC. The land of Meluha (the Indus Valley Civilization) faces peril as its primary river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying to exctinction. The Suryavanshi rulers are challenged with devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis. To make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracized and sinister race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills. The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend. When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, a hero will emerge. Is the unexpected, rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva that hero?
An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the atmosphere, forever altering the climate of the entire continent. Nothing grows from the tainted soil. Stalled and stilled machines function only as statuary. People have been scraping by on the excess food and goods produced before the eruption. But supplies are running low. Natural resources are dwindling. And former police officer Colin Ferguson knows that time is running out for his family--and for humanity...
Four stories of fantasy and paranormal romance, from Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Milla Vane and Lisa Shearin.
Anna, because of her superhero grandparents, telepathic father and financially powerful mother, is dropped off at her exclusive high school by a company car. Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough. How is she supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, too? Or that she and the others are meeting late at night, honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of masked vigilantes?
An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces of bureaucracy and corruption in that country. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent citizen caught in a Kafkaesque trap?
In the late 1940s, the vampire Count Saint-Germain is caught up in intrigue surrounding a group of Americans who have fled to postwar Paris. Some speak out the against House Un-American Activities Committee and battle the authorities. Saint-Germain swears to do his best to protect his friends, but even his skills may not be able to stand against agents of the OSS and the brand-new CIA. And he has an unexpected weakness - his lover, Charis, who has returned to Paris under mysterious circumstances.
Lara Croft wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island behind her, but she's immediately plunged into a frantic race to save her best friend Sam from a toxic overdose. She seeks an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her dying friend and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on Yamatai. However, Lara is not alone in her pursuit of the treasure. A nefarious magnate, a shadow society, and lethal henchmen will stop at nothing to exploit the powerful relic for their own ends.
Captain Chakotay, though grateful to the Confederacy for rescuing Federation starships from an alien armada, cannot forget the horrors upon which the Confederacy was founded. More troubling, it appears that several of "Voyager"'s old adversaries have formed a separate and unlikely pact that is determined to bring down the Confederacy at all costs.
Together Ichabod and Abbie set out to uncover the mystery of a Congressional Cross and its connection to George Washington and his secret war against the demon hordes. They soon learn that a coven of witches is also seeking the Cross in order to resurrect their leader, Serilda, who was burned at the stake during the Revolutionary War. Now they must locate the Cross before the coven can bring back Serilda to exact her fatal revenge on Sleepy Hollow.
The Governor's descent into madness finally erupts in a tour de force of action and horror. Simmering grudges boil over into unthinkable confrontations, battle lines are drawn, and unexpected twists seal the fates of the innocent and guilty alike.
Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as 'Grimms', charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.
The official movie novelization to the eagerly anticipated new film by Christopher Nolan, the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and newfound evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action. And to bring down a band of elusive freedom fighters, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer as remorseless as he is mysterious; and Tarkin--whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire's supremacy...and its enemies' extinction.
An Elite splinter group rebells against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet is caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the betrayal that will ultimately shatter the Covenant takes root.
Leia discovers that refugees from Leia's homeworld of Alderaan, recently destroyed by the Death Star, have turned to pillaging and plundering to survive - and they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire - if they find out her true identity. Struggling with intense feelings of guilt, loyalty, and betrayal, Leia is determined to help her wayward kinspeople, even as Imperial forces are closing in on her own crippled ship.
This novel will reveal the secrets behind the colonization of LV-426, the planet where the Alien was first found in the film ALIEN and the setting for the film ALIENS where a sole survivor was discovered - a young girl named Newt.
During a mysterious blackout, Angelo Demarco, the son of New York City's most powerful family, is kidnapped. NYPD detectives Catherine Chandler and Tess Vargas are on the case when they learn of a second missing person: Cat's father has disappeared from his prison cell. Vincent is desperate to help Cat, but as tensions rise, the couple become caught in a trap where the only way out is to confront their pasts and prove their epic love.
This lavishly illustrated guide to the Doctor's world is now expanded to include all the action from the new series with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor.