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.
Ruling with an iron hand, the Church has eliminated the ancient pagan ways. Yet demonic gheists terrorize the land, hunted by the Inquisition, while age-old hatreds rage between the north and the south. Three heroes - Malcolm and Ian Blakeley and Gwendolyn Adair - must end the bloodshed before chaos is unleashed.
Prince Verte is determined to return Kavet to its former magical strength and restore the royal reign of the Terre family. He has the ability; his stay in the Abyss has left him abundantly powerful. But it has also left him dangerously unstable. But when Naples, once the strongest Abyssumancer in Kavet - and former ally of Verte - also returns from the Abyss, Hansa and the others realize it is not Verte they need to be concerned with.
Charles Hayden hopes to put his life back together by undertaking a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of the legendary Victorian children's book, In the Night Wood. He and his wife move to remote Yorkshire. There, in the primeval forest surrounding Caedmon Hollow's ancestral home, an ancient power is stirring, a long-forgotten king who haunts the Haydens' dreams. And every morning the fringe of darkling trees presses closer.
In the aftermath of civil war in the vast pageant of planets and stars known as the Spin, Viklun Haas is eliminating all remnants of the opposition, starting with his own daughter. But Fleare Haas flees into exile. Meanwhile, in the brutal and despotic empire of the Fortunate, word is reaching viceroy Alameche of a most unusual piece of plunder from their latest invasion. Found buried in the earth of a ruined planet is one of the machines of the god-like aliens who created the Spin.
2120. Nik, a cadet in the Mage King's army, has the duty to maintain the Veils that protect mage-kind from the hazards of the wastes beyond. But then he tumbles into a dark secret. The humans weren't nuked into oblivion - they're still alive. Not only that, outside the domes a war rages between the last enclaves of free humans and vast machine intelligences.
Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington to try to make a difference, but he's learned the only way to get something done in Washington, assuming your ideals survive the corrosive atmosphere, is to gather power. Ross has gathered a great deal, riding in the wake of Frank Tomlinson. But now Tomlinson has decided to shoot for the moon. If they win, they get it all. If they lose, the game is over for Jake Ross.
Rhett Walker is looking for peace, the memories of all he's lost haunting his dreams. And now the Shadow tugs him West, back to where his journey began. With the lawless Rangers on his heels and monster attacks surging, Rhett is surrounded on all sides. This time it's not all about horses and land. This time, it feels personal. Because the newest monster on the horizon just may be wearing the face of someone from Rhett's past.
Novella. In Tibbet's Brook, the fighting wards have brought change, but the factions and grudges of a troubled past remain. Selia Square, the woman they call Barren, has long been the force that holds the Brook together. As a terrifying new threat emerges, she rallies her people once again. But if Tibbet's Brook is to survive, Selia must uncover memories she has buried deep - the woman she once was, the woman she once loved - and retell their story.
The Ministry of Colonization, headed by Hirum Graff, now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies. Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. Top of his class in every school. But he doesn't think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. That he knows of. At least until the day that Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview.
When members of her family begin to disappear, the stakes skyrocket for tarot card reader Felicia. There are those who would stop at nothing for the chance to exploit Felicia's luck gene to seize power all over the tri-system. And as the threat of revolution seems imminent, it may be that this time, nothing will be enough to keep Felicia and everyone she loves safe - not even luck.
The Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat. When a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?
For the first time in one volume, the best stories of one of America's most popular classic authors of the supernatural, the author of The King in Yellow (1895).
The time for hiding underground is over. Heloise must face the tyrannical Order and lay siege to the Imperial Palace itself.
In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it.New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation.
Featuring seventeen all new tales based on Larry Correia's series, including contributions from Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, John C. Wright, Faith Hunter, Jody Lynn Nye, John Ringo, Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Sarah A. Hoyt.
Paul's father has gone missing under dire circumstances. Before he can convince Esen to help him search, a friend shows up to use the Library. A crisis on Dokeci Na is about to explode into violence. To stop it, Evan Gooseberry needs answers. Unfortunately, the artifact he brought in trade holds its own distracting secret. A touch of very familiar blue. Web-flesh. The race is on. Paul, to find his father. Esen, to search for a mysterious legacy while helping Evan avert an extinction.
Ophelia's ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what's more, she possesses the hereditary ability to travel through mirrors. But she must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiance to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.
A second distillation attempts to isolate the quintessential works of modern horror.
For over a decade, the sorceress Phaedra has had a single, vital task: to keep the world of the elves separated from humanity's. But when her world experiences its first skyquake, it's clear that something is very wrong. Has all Phaedra's work been for nothing? She'll need a new plan to keep the worlds from smashing into each other and shredding all of creation. Unfortunately, the God of the Underworld, thinks that destroying creation doesn't seem like such a bad idea...
Three years ago, a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts. It never opened its doors, and for all that time, the townspeople have wondered why the ship landed there, and what - or who - could be inside. Then one day a government operative, posing as a journalist, arrives in town, asking questions. He discovers 16 year old Annie Collins, one of the ship's closest neighbours and a local fixture known throughout the town, who has some of the answers.
A new anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy - featuring stories from 17 of today's top fantasy writers: including K. J. Parker, John Crowley, Matthew Hughes, Tim Powers, Liz Williams, Garth Nix, Elizabeth Bear, Lavie Tidhar, George R. R. Martin, Kate Elliott and Scott Lynch
Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire's capital - her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village's tithe has been the same woman. But this year is different. Azarion, the Empire's most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion - and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery.
16 year old Randy Knox has been fighting the Creepers since he was 12. At one point, it seemed the war was over when the aliens' orbital battle station had been destroyed. But now a second Creeper orbital battle station has arrived, and while returning to his home unit, Randy's convoy is ambushed. Separated from his fellow soldiers and his K-9 companion Thor, Randy faces the ultimate horror of every American serviceman: to become a prisoner of war of the aliens.
King Henry, campaigning in France, receives a muddled warning of a treasonous conspiracy in Lincoln Castle, his great fortress in the center of England. He sends a knight, a troop of men, and Durwin, a young Saxon enchanter whose education he has been financing these last two years. Upon reaching Lincoln, it only takes a couple of hours for Durwin to realize that they are up against a vast Satanic conspiracy - and his companions may have already fallen into a deadly trap.
Imagine a First Contact without contact, and an alien arrival where no aliens show up. Imagine the sudden appearance of exclusion zones all over the planet, into which no humans are allowed. Imagine an end to all violence, from the schoolyard bully to nations at war. Imagine an end to borders, an end to all crime. Imagine a world where hate has no outlet and the only harm one can do is to oneself. On the day of First Contact, it won't be about them. It will be about us.
Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie's secret immunity to magic helps her escape. Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe.
Battered by a run across the border to Mexico, Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. The wizards are at a desperate crossroad, even if they won't admit it. They're searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg's blood can save the young tsar's life.
Beleaguered former Dark Lord Avery Stewart had an epiphany about the Mysterium, but now can no longer remember it. When the Administration's enforcer, Moregoth, arrives at the first lecture of the semester to apprehend two of Avery's new students for undoubtedly sinister reasons, Avery defies the university and flees with his friends into subworld.
Obeying instructions from her brother, Jame sets out with a force of Southron warriors to reestablish the long-fallen castle keep of Tagmeth. She sets about establishing Tagmeth as an outpost against the gathering power of Perimal Darkling. But Tagmeth hides a secret, a gateway to a mystery that may save this world from eternal darkness - or plunge it into destruction and ruin all the sooner.
The vector calculus blazing through Cas's head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price. But now she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own, someone who can reach directly into people's minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There's only one problem... She doesn't know which thoughts are her own anymore.
Aspiring architect Stuart Lanyon returns to Yorkshire, where factories churn out the parts for gigantic spaceships. He's left behind London, and the Smoke, the spreading territory of the Bund, the enhanced upper class. But the father of Stuart's girlfriend Fel has developed a kind of immortality by downloading the patient's mind into that of a rapidly growing infant -- and Stuart's mother Betty is suffering from a debilitating disease.
15 year old Tobias Doljan, a Walker trained to travel through time, is called to the court of Daerjen where the sovereign, Mearlan IV, wants him to Walk back 14 years to prevent a devastating war.But he arrives to discover Mearlan has already been assassinated, and his court destroyed. The only survivor is the infant princess, Sofya. Still a boy inside his newly adult body, Tobias must find a way to protect the princess from assassins, and build himself a future... in the past.
Abi Hadley and her brother Luke both have reason to hate the ruling Jardine family. But their only hope may be an alliance with the youngest and most powerful of the clan, the cold and inscrutable Silyen Jardine. Staking everything to end a bright and shining tyranny, Abi, Luke, and Silyen find themselves bound by a single destiny. Their actions will change their fates - and change everything. But at a cost almost too terrible to contemplate. What price would you pay for freedom?
A selection of the year's best in the field. Includes Samuel Delany, Peter Watts, and Charlie Jane Adams.
This special boxed set includes Jemisin's complete, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy: : THE FIFTH SEASON, THE OBELISK GATE, and THE STONE SKY.
22 new short stories in the tradition of Lovecraft, from Caitlin R. Kiernan, William F. Nolan (creator of Logan's Run), Steve Rasnic Tem, Darrell Schweitzer, Nancy Kilpatrick, and more.
Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shape-shifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple's greatest treasure - one part of an ancient scroll - only to fall into the path of a mysterious samurai. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.
When washed-up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. But soon more tattoos appear: grisly, violent images not his own which come accompanied by visions of war-torn Afghanistan, murder, bar fights and a mysterious woman...
With their plans in ashes, the Companions of Hira have scattered, and the lives of two brave women at the center of the plot - Arian and Sinnia - face unprecedented danger. Yet a spark of hope flickers in the darkness - the Bloodprint has survived. It is hidden in Ashfall, the seat of Rukh, the Black Khan, whose court is ruled by intrigue and conspiracy.
Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he'll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution.
It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers only begin when they start to reappear - because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when psychics Nan and Sarah and their friends the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad. But then, the shadows reach for other victims - girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of magic, psychic powers, and the world's greatest detective to stop the darkness before it can conquer all.
Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague Sherlock Holmes, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant, for members of Moriarty's network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over. In a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways.
The corrupt and powerful PsiCorps is determined to usurp the Hunters as chief defenders of Apex City and Joy is now squarely in their crosshairs. Unused to playing political games, she has very few people she can truly trust-not even Josh, her first friend in Apex City, who broke up with her when it became too dangerous for a Psimon to be dating a Hunter. Then Josh comes to Joy for help, fearing PsiCorps will soon use him in experiments designed to empower PsiCorps and render Hunters superfluous - a scheme that's already killed off dozens of Psimons.
A collection of poetry completed shortly before her death earlier this year.
Four families wake up one morning in their trailer on an ordinary campsite to find that everything outside the camping grounds has disappeared and the world has been transformed into an endless expanse of grass. And every radio plays nothing but the songs of sixties pop icon Peter Himmelstrand.
Dayne Heldrin always dreamed of training body and mind, learning the arts of defense and fighting, to become a candidate for the Tarian Order. When a failed rescue puts Dayne at fault for injuring the child of a powerful family, he returns to Maradaine in shame -- to find the capital in turmoil, as revolutions and dark conspiracies brew around him.
Antarctica. Austral Morales Ferrado, a child of the last generation of ecopoets, is a husky: an edited person adapted to the unforgiving climate of the far south, feared and despised by most of its population. She's been a convict, a corrections officer in a labour camp, and consort to a criminal, and now, out of desperation, she has committed the kidnapping of the century.
While most of the displaced dragonriders known as the Oldtimers adapted to their new reality, others could not abide the jarring change and found themselves in soul-crushing exile, where unhappiness and resentment seethed. Piemur, a journeyman harper, also feels displaced, cast adrift by the loss of his spectacular boyhood voice and uncertain of his future. But when the Masterharper of Pern sees promise in the young man and sends him undercover among the exiled Oldtimers, Piemur senses the looming catastrophe that threatens the balance of power between the Weyrs and Holds of Pern.
The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety returns home to find his crime empire has been stolen and the people of Ellinburg - his people - have run out of food and hope and places to hide. He creates a new gang, the Pious Men, but as they fight shadowy foreign infiltrators in the back-street taverns, brothels, and gambling dens of Tomas's old life, it becomes clear that the war is only just beginning.
Welcome to the Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic world where lawlessness reigns, and around every bend is another pack of bloodthirsty raiders. This omnibus edition contains BITE and RAID.
The floating city constructed in the Arctic Circle is starting to fray along the edges - crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives - a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side - the city is entranced. The "orcamancer," as she's known, very subtly brings together four people - each living on the periphery - to stage unprecedented acts of resistance.
On the run from a power hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home. However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his new home, Beltur must hope his new found power will be enough to save them all.
An unnamed 30-something portrait painter, abandoned by his wife, becomes caretaker of the home of an aging famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When the younger man discovers an unknown painting in the attic, entitled "Killing Commendatore" - a painting that takes its cues from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni he is set upon a journey that will take him through a stone-lined underground space in the nearby woods where Buddhist priests were once buried alive, into another world, a surreal place where the figures from the painting take form to guide our narrator on an epic journey.
A new ghost story anthology featuring stories from bestselling authors that include Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay and M. R. (Mike) Carey.
The members of an Operational Support Team spend seasons in hell to not only try and fix what's broken in each of them, but also to make enough bank to change their fortunes. Now seven months back from Afghanistan and safely on American soil, one by one they come together and discover that they've all been having the same dream - a dream of a woman, a goat, and a sky that won't stop burning.
It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts - or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore.
This year: trivia. Do you know where the Discworld gods live? Do you know the name of the last continent? Do you know the name of the Discworld's worst engineer? Do you know what's in CMOT Dibbler's sausages? Put your knowledge to the test, and all will be revealed. Well, except the last one; nobody knows that, not even Dibbler.
Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, directly, intimately, passionately, and tells the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one came to be.
The divine empress O Shizuka has been sent on a suicide mission as a leader of the Imperial Army. Thousands of miles away, the exiled and cursed warrior Barsalyya Shefali undergoes trials the most superstitious would not believe in order to return to Hokkaran court and claim her rightful place next to O Shizuka. As the distance between disgraced empress and blighted warrior narrows, a familiar demonic force grows closer to the heart of the empire.
An epidemic results in the collapse of civilization and death of most of earth's population. Science and technology recedes and magic rises up in its place. Witch Lana Bingham and her lover Max decide to leave a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a saviour, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why.
Raised in a remote village surrounded by vast forests on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, sisters Liba and Laya live a peaceful, sheltered life in a remote village on the border of Moldova and Ukraine until a troupe of mysterious men arrives. As dark forces close in on their small village, the sisters discover they possess a magical heritage that they never knew existed -- that the old fairy tales are true -- and could save them all.
As the Flow disappears, Emperox Grayland II attempts to take the desperate measures necessary to prevent the collapse of human civilization. But while Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields.
AD 55. As the reign of Emperor Claudius ends, turmoil in Rome spreads unease across the globe, giving heart to the enemy. The Roman army moves to deal with rebellion in its territories. Veterans Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are selected for the most dangerous missions, and given command of troops whose lives as well as the fate of the Empire depend on their military might and vision.
Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the control she's always sought - and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more.
In the second installment of William Shatner's Zero-G series, Director Samuel Lord must identify a mole sabotaging the top-secret NASA project aboard the US space station Empyrean, while also fighting a fast-replicating virus that threatens humanity.
Adda and Iridian find themselves trapped in a contract with Oxia Corp., one of the very megacorporations they'd hoped to prey on, forced to rob and intimidate targets they'd never have chosen on their own. If they're ever going to have the independent life together that they've always wanted, they'll have to free themselves from Oxia Corp. first. Meanwhile, the inhuman allies who followed Adda and Iridian from Barbary Station have plans of their own, which may be more dangerous than the humans involved could imagine.
College student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a clandestine organisation. Her new employers exploit her rare condition which allows her to carry encoded data in her blood, and train her to transport secrets throughout the troubled city. New Worth is on the brink of Emergence - freedom from the dome - but not everyone wants to leave. Then a data drop goes bad, and Emery is caught between factions: those who want her blood, and those who just want her dead.
After avenging the murder of her entire family and cleansing the Empire of usurpers in a bloody civil war, Hail Bristol, infamous galactic gunrunner and former runaway princess, must now fulfill her duties to her people. But the Empire's closest ally has asked Hail to intervene in an interstellar military crisis. Caught between two alien civilizations at each other's throats, she must uncover each side's true intentions before all of humanity becomes collateral damage in a full-blown galactic war.
The Mandarins have embraced a desperate new strategy, and in pursuit of that strategy, the SLN has committed atrocities such as the galaxy has not known in a thousand years. The League have violated its own Eridani Edict against mass civilian casualties, violated the Deneb Accords prohibition on war crimes. And they have finally killed too many of the people Honor Harrington loves. Hers is the voice of caution and compromise no longer, and the galaxy is about to see something it has never imagined. The Salamander is coming for the Solarian League, and Hell is coming in her wake.
Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah - its former owner (protector? friend?) - submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who's going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it's caught?
Prequel to THE SKYSTONE. Young Roman aristocrat Quintus Varrus flees to 4th-century London. He meets a young Irish woman whose father offers to set Quintus up as a smith (under an Irish alias) in the town of Colchester. Rescued from a deadly ambush by a former military policeman, Quintus is introduced to the secrets of an ancient brotherhood that is trying to halt the rot that is destroying their beloved Empire.
After the ramshackle empire left by the Shaa conquerors is shaken by a series of hammer blows that threaten the foundations of the commonwealth, the result is a war that no one planned, no one expected, and no one knows how to end. Now, Martinez, Sula, and their confederate Nikki Severin must escape the clutches of their enemies, rally the disorganized elements of the fleet, and somehow restore the fragile peace - or face annihilation at the hands of a vastly superior force.
Set in the FREEHOLD world, featuring all-new stories by Michael Z. Williamson, Larry Correia, Tom Kratman, Tony Daniel, Micahel Massa, Peter Grant, John F. Holmes, and many more.
Among those represented are Zenna Henderson, C. L. Moore, Kate Wilhelm, Judith Merril, Leigh Brackett, Kit Reed, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr., and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring the Faceless Man to justice. But Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.
A SHADOW IN SUMMER, A BETRAYAL IN WINTER, AN AUTUMN WAR, and THE PRICE OF SPRING in a single omnibus volume.
Together with their parents, Nevada Frida Baylor & Connor Ander Rogan invite you to join their wedding celebration November 6, 2018. Summoning, weather manipulation, and other magical activities strictly forbidden.
Lauren Bailey has disappeared. As friends at her exclusive school speculate on what happened and the police search for answers, Matt Barker dreams of trees and a black sky...and something drawing closer. Through fragments of journals, news stories, and online conversations, a figure begins to emerge - a tall, slender figure - and all divisions between fiction and delusion, between nightmare and reality, begin to fall.
Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as the Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them.
When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace - or redemption.
50th Anniversary edition of the classic fantasy.
A history professor finds that he is able travel back to 1968, the year he was sixteen - here, he finds a slew of mentors with the same ability, including Robert Heinlein, Albert Einstein, and Philip K. Dick.
Arthur Vogel, inventor, tech tycoon, and all-round monster, has amassed trillions of dollars and rules over a corporate empire stretching all the way to Mars. But he wants to escape death, and his last hope lies with Gene, a human specifically created for the purpose of housing Arthur's consciousness. Gene, however, is not so keen on the idea.
In a small religious community rocked by a spree of shocking murders, Detectives Salvi Brentt and Mitch Grenville find themselves surrounded by suspects. The Children of Christ have a tight grip on their people, and the Solme Complex neurally edit violent criminals - Subjugates - into placid servants called Serenes. But as the bodies mount up, the frustrated detectives begin to crack under the pressure: their demons are coming to light, and who knows where that blurred line between man and monster truly lies.
Two new short stories and a novella set in Sacoridia.
Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself? And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow's to change his fate forever. A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp, and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined. An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy - or pay with his life. And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. She's a gentle woman devoted to bringing up her kids in the right way, no matter how hard times get.But there's another side to Liz - -one which is dark and malicious. A version of her who will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme or violent. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.
Hoping to learn more about her magical roots and the strength her bloodline carries, Ingrid makes her way across the Pacific to Hawaii, home to the ancient earth goddess Madame Pele. What she discovers in this paradise is not at all what she expects - and perhaps exactly what she needs. But her enemy, Ambassador Blum, comes from the same world of old magic and mythic power.
Zack glances out the window of his high school math class and spots a flying saucer. It is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. His skills - as well as those of millions of gamers across the world - are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help wonder. Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too...familiar?
A failed mage learns that just because he's not the chosen one it doesn't mean he can't be a hero. For Kellen, the only way to survive is to hide. His curse is growing stronger, bringing dark and violent visions, and the bounty hunters dogging his heels get closer every day. Desperate, he searches for a mysterious order of monks rumoured to have a cure. But salvation comes with a high price.
The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist - a secret lord of the empire she's vowed to destroy. Hunted by a mutinous admiral, haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two, Baru leads her dearest foes on an expedition for the secret of immortality. It's her chance to trigger a war that will consume the Masquerade. But Baru's heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge...or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her.
In his capital, Dun Add, the Leader provides law and justice. In the universe beyond, his Champions advance - and enforce - the return of civilization. Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to Dun Add to become a Champion. Pal is a bit of a Maker, and in his rural home he's been able to think of himself as a warrior because he can wield the weapons of the Ancient civilization. Pal has no idea of what he's really getting into in Dun Add. On the other hand, the Leader and Dun Add have no real idea of what might be inside this hayseed with high hopes.
After a chance meeting with the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov, teenaged Sasha is powerless to refuse when directed to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts, and as summer ends is directed to move to a remote village and enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Against her mother's wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.
Three novellas featuring the intrepid necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach: The Wurms of Blearmouth, The Crack'd Pot Trail and The Fiends of Nightmaria...
Captain Hadrian Sawback is back at it again. Leading his not-so-crack crew on a series of misadventures. Whether or not the universe is thankful for that remains to be seen. What is for certain is that he may have finally met his match in recklessness in the wiley Captain Betty. The question is, can Sawback outsmart a captain as brilliant (or is it just lucky?) as he?
We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.
Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America.
A compilation of four of Gaiman's most beloved writings on creativity and artistry.
Jools and her friends (who haven't even picked out a name for their superhero team yet) get caught up in the hunt for a Mad Genius's misplaced super-weapon. But when Jools falls in with a modern-day Robin Hood and his band of super-powered Merry Men, she finds it hard to sort out the Good Guys from the Bad Guys - and to figure out which side she truly belong on. Especially since nobody knows exactly what the Gun does...
Supervisor Kalico Aguila has bet everything on a fragile settlement far south of Port Authority. There, she has carved a farm and mine out of wilderness. But Donovan is closing in. When conditions couldn't get worse, a murderous peril descends out of Donovan's sky - one that will leave Kalico bleeding and shattered. In the end, the only hope will lie with a "lost" colony, and the alien-infested reflexes possessed by Security Officer Talina Perez. On Donovan, only human beings are more terrifying than the wildlife.
The populations of the new world are demanding action against New Rome, a place where slavery and deadly gladiatorial combat flourish. Meanwhile Calpurnia is fending off threats to her control over the Romans, aided by Decimus Horatius Pullus, the man who was once Nick Houghton. Has Nick truly embraced the Roman way of life? Can the Romans harness the power of time travel or will the new world destroy them?
Tucked away in the Pocono Mountains, the Summer Place is a retreat for the rich, famous, and powerful. Years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy tried to prove that behind its elegant, stately exterior lurked a mortal danger. He is still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure to this day. Kelly Delaphoy, the producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting TV series, is determined to do a live broadcast there on Halloween night. Kennedy wants nothing to do with Kelly's program. But Summer Place has other plans in store...
Soviet magicians conjured an arcane wall to blockade occupied Berlin. Now, after ten years of fighting with spies instead of spells, the CIA has discovered the unthinkable - the wall is failing. Karen, a young magician with the American Office of Magical Research and Deployment, is sent to investigate the breach and determine if it can be fixed. Instead, she discovers that the truth is elusive in this divided city - and that even magic itself has its own agenda.
A modern fairytale. Only love could draw the nameless wild girl into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape. Illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins.
Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish, she's in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack wipes out the Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with their minds intact. Sure, Mops and her team of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship as well as anyone, but flying the damn thing is another matter.
Somebody has kidnapped a key politician whose death could trigger a bloody government takeover. With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, assassin Nyx assembles a team of mad magicians, torturers, and mutant shape-shifters for an epic journey across a flesh-eating desert in search of a man she's not actually supposed to kill. Trouble is, killing is the only thing Nyx is good at.
Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant - by murder or civil war.
Once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilization in the first place. But they are losing. Tenn is a Hunter, resigned to fight even though hope is nearly lost.
Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster's mate?
160 pages. Scott Carey is engaged in a low grade - but escalating - battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott's lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face - including his own - he tries to help.
Carrera's adopted country of Balboa is under Zhong and Tauran assault from all directions. In space, the United Earth Peace Fleet, is spying and feeding intelligence to both Zhong and Tauran. It's beginning to look like the game is up for Balboa and Patricio Carrera. But Carrera's been planning this war for fifteen years. He certainly hopes his enemies think they're winning.
Back on Earth after the 28 year gap caused by the space ship transit, the mission to World finds an Earth changed almost beyond recognition. In the aftermath of the spore cloud plague, the human race has been reduced to only a few million isolated survivors. And the knowledge brought back by Marianne Jenner and her staff may not be enough to turn the tide of ongoing biological warfare.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA is this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations from Charles Vess.
The 30th Anniversary edition of AGENT OF CHANGE, first in the star-spanning Liaden Universe novels.
Orla, daughter of Voada, flees northward to Onglse, the island home of the draoi that is the center of the Cateni rebellion against the Mundoa. She becomes quickly embroiled in battle as well as deceptions from both sides of the conflict, as everyone expects that she's come to take up her mother's mantle.
Members of the Dagon Club, the secretive inner circle of the Diogenes Club, are being killed systematically, among them Holmes's own brother Mycroft. Meanwhile, unrest in Europe is threatening to turn into all-out war, and London is riddled with German spies whose machinations could have far-reaching, apocalyptic consequences. New enemies and old are conspiring against the great detective, and the stakes have never been higher.
Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day...
A re-creation of the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimagining how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier - the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's ballet - who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter.
First in the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
Michelle Pond, aka the Amazing Bubbles, thinks that her superhero (and supermom) know-how has prepared her to chaperone the nation's top high school jazz competition. But when her students start going wayward, she'll soon discover the true meaning of "Don't mess with Texas." Among the contributors: Max Gladstone, Victor Milan, Diana Rowland and William F. Wu.
After leading a group of crash survivors to safety on an arctic island, Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet's government itself. With their base of operations breached, the plotters have no choice but to gamble everything on an audacious throw of the dice. Yet the odds are stacked against Ky - when her official report on the crash and its aftermath goes missing - along with the men and women she rescued - Ky realizes that her mysterious enemies are more powerful and dangerous than she imagined.
Japan, 1899. A party of vampires - exiled from Britain by Prince Dracula - seeks refuge in Tokyo and are confined to Yokai Town, a ghetto where the Meiji Emperor keeps the country's vampires - bizarre creatures as different from European nosferatu as they are from living humans. The British try to survive in Yokai Town as forces within and outside its walls threaten to destroy the newcomers and the long-time residents. What secret lies under the Temple of One Thousand Monsters?
Under the guidance of Miss Gossage, tutor to a class of Unusual Talents, Amy takes part in the Great Game, a contest of skill against other institutes of learning. In a nightmare, and in the cellars of a house in Piccadilly, Amy glimpses a spectre who might have dogged her all her life. For a paladin, ordinary ghosts are no worry. But the Broken Doll is not an ordinary ghost. Wherever the limping spectre is seen, terror strikes. And the lopsided, cracked-face, glass-eyed creature might well be the most serious threat the Moth Club have ever faced.
The living planarship Ways and Means has come to medieval Earth and ended the Black Death, but it keeps its intentions to itself. Someone is trying to kill its agent Osia, who is suffering through her own exile. Spy-turned-anthropologist Meloku becomes a target, too, when she catches Ways and Means concealing the extent of its meddling. While they fight to survive, Fiametta - an Italian soldier, mercenary, and heretical preacher - raises an army and a religious revolt, aiming to split Europe in half.
To combat the zombie virus Tom Smith needs infected human spinal tissue to formulate a vaccine - and he needs it by the truckload. To get it, he will have to forge a shady alliance with both the politicians of the City of New York and some of its less savory entrepreneurs. But all of his back-alley dealing may amount to nothing if he can't stave off the fast-moving disease as it sweeps across the planet, leaving billions dead in its wake.
American Fred Fredericks comes to the moon to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. Celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. And Chan Qi is daughter to the Minister of Finance, on the moon for reasons of her own. When she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth.
Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar's blood-soaked past and stand together - and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past - even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.
A contract has gone wrong, and Geralt finds himself without his trademark weapons. Now, he needs them back because sorcerers are scheming and across the world clouds are gathering. The seasons of storms is coming.
The Circle - a thousand miles of perilous forests and warring clans. No one has ever tamed such treacherous territory before, but ex-soldier Teyr Amondsen, veteran of a hundred battles, is determined to try.With a merchant caravan protected by a crew of skilled mercenaries, Amondsen embarks on a dangerous mission to forge a road across the untamed wilderness that was once her home. But a warlord rises in the wilds of the Circle, uniting its clans and terrorizing its people.
Hannah Green actually thinks her story is more mundane than most. But she's about to discover that the shadows in her life have been hiding a world where nothing is as it seems: that there's an ancient and secret machine that converts evil deeds into energy, that some mushrooms can talk -- and that her grandfather has been friends with the Devil for over a hundred and fifty years, and now they need her help.
Series conclusion. With her fire-forged friend and ally, Japanese Empress Reiko, Orlaith must take up her sword to stop the spread of the mad malignancy behind the Yellow Raja, who has imprisoned her brother Prince John. And from the emerging superpower of Mongolia, the Sky-Blue Wolves of the High Steppe ride once more beneath the banner of Genghis Khan - the thunder of their hooves resounding across a world in turmoil.
Mhairi's most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgul currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu.
Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited. When Mehr's power comes to the attention of the Emperor's most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda - and should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance.
During Prohibition Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. When wealthy strangers ask her to procure libations for an extravagant party, Ellie sells them everything she has, including some booze she acquired under unusual circumstances. What Ellie doesn't know is that this booze is special. Distilled from foul mushrooms by a cult of diabolists, those who drink it see terrible things - like the destruction of Long Island in fire and flood.
As the sickness infecting the Patient Zeros gets worse and begins to spread, Shock Pao and his rag-tag group of friends begin a desperate search for a cure. But with everyone after Shock, it's going to take every skill they possess, both legal and illegal, to hunt down the source of the sickness, while making sure no one gets the means to take control of the Slip. The search will take them to the hubs: to the breathless heights of New York, the deadly streets of London, the insane underworld of Shanghai and into the rot eating away at the heart of Hong Kong, toward an evil that makes Hive Queens look like common garden insects.
When Aliza and Alastair are summoned from their honeymoon by the mysterious Lord Selwyn, they must travel with their dragon Akarra through the Tekari-infested Old Wilds of Arle to answer his call. And they are not alone on this treacherous journey. Shadowing the dragonriders is an ancient evil, a harbinger of a dark danger of which the Worm was only a foretaste. And soon Aliza realizes the terrible truth: the real war is only beginning.
In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England. The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny? As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose between change or renewal.
Rick Hayden's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, liquidated his assets, purged his research, and vanished. Except for his resemblance to a man involved in a homicide using a nerve agent. The only clue is the mysterious death of an odd, blue-eyed primate Keith brought back from East Africa. Rick's search takes him to an uncharted island off the coast of Mozambique into the hands of unscrupulous game smugglers, and the edge of evolution.
A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself...
Fractured fairy tales and legends. Yolen breaks open the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that are old, new, and brilliantly refined.
Edith, now captain of the Sphinx's fierce flagship, joins forces with a fellow wakeman to investigate the disappearance of a beloved friend. She must decide who to trust as her desperate search brings her nearer to the Black Trail where the hods climb in darkness and whisper of the Hod King. As Senlin and his crew become further dragged in to the conspiracies of the Tower, everything falls to one question: Who is the Hod King?
It's 1802. A tenuous peace with France is making everyone jumpy. The Fae, and therefore Ross and Corwen at their behest, have unfinished business with Mad King George, who may not be as mad as everyone thinks - or if he is, he's mad in a magical way. The Fae have left mankind alone up to now because they don't care to get involved with mortals, but don't be fooled into thinking they're harmless.
Leaving Golgotha in search of her daughter Constance, who has been taken from her, Maude Stapleton travels to Charleston, South Carolina, only to find herself caught in the middle of a secret war between the Daughters of Lilith and their ancestral enemies, the monstrous Sons of Typhon. To save Constance, whose prophetic gifts are sought by both cults, Maude must follow in the footsteps of the pirate Anne Bonney.
Betrayed by his oldest friend, with a tragic death on his hands, there isn't enough whiskey in England to wash away the taste of Ben's guilt. But for a one-time guardian dragon, there's no time to sit and sulk in the ruins. Because slowly but surely Remnants are stirring under the earth, unleashing chaos and terror on an unsuspecting modern world. Worse still, the Fay are returning, travelling across the gulfs of the nether to bring a final reckoning to Remnants and humans alike.
Jude was just seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Despite the fact that many of the fey despise humans -- especially Prince Cardan, youngest and wickedest son of the High King -- Jude, now 17, wants nothing more than to belong there. To win a place at the Court, she defies Cardan, and becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed.
Kris Merrill is torn between working with the insurgents as they become more like the corporations they are fighting, and helping the people of the lower levels. Caught in one of SoCal's draft sweeps and being hunted by an enemy who will stop at nothing to have revenge are just the tip of the iceberg. Kris is pregnant, and she might have to choose between bringing down the corporations that destroyed her family or saving the life of her unborn son.
For Pyke and his crew it should have been just another heist. Travel to a backwater desert planet, break into a museum, steal a tracking device then use it to find a ship buried in the planet's vast and trackless sandy wastes. Except that vault is a bio-engineered chamber, the tracking device is the target of another gang of treasure hunters, and the ship is quarter of a million years old and about two kilometres long and somewhere aboard it is a relic that will unlock all the technologies of a lost civilisation.
When Irene returns to London after a relatively straightforward book theft in Germany, Bradamant informs her that there is a top secret dragon-Fae peace conference in progress that the Library is mediating, and that the second-in-command dragon has been stabbed to death. Tasked with solving the case, Vale and Irene immediately go to 1890s Paris to start their investigation.
This anthology of all-original stories from the Clan Chronicles universe is set in the infamous interstellar shopping extravaganza of the Trade Pact known as Plexis Supermarket.
Eva, the Green Jay, is a "body double" - 3D printed from plant matter, disposable. She should have disintegrated weeks ago. Instead, she has managed to stay alive, hidden by the Chemical Conjurers - robot twins, hobby-synthesists - and aided by the unfathomable alien Tenties. What she needs is inside a Time Locked box, a box locked by Time, held by the local crime boss, Guerra. Eva knows she can count on Mac, who loves her, but her survival hangs on Mac's friend Brom, the Crow. And she's not sure about him at all.
An anthology of 13 stories of space exploration and pioneering from classic and comtemporary masters such as David Drake, Sarah A. Hoyt, Theodore Sturgeon, Edmond Hamilton, and more.
1917 London. The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles of their own. Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own...
Trevor Gray has been stripped of his command of the starship America, the result of following the super-AI Konstantin's advice. But Konstantin has a plan: connect Gray with the Pan-Europeans, and set him on a course to the remote star Deneb. There, he is to make contact with a mysterious alien civilization using the new artificial intelligence Bright Light, and maybe - if they can make it in time - prevent humanity from being wiped from the universe.
Returning to the kingdom of Gul Kana, Princess Jondralyn has suffered a devastating loss, discovering that not all prophecy is to be assumed, not all scripture to be trusted. At the same time, her younger sister, Tala, has found faith within herself while facing off against villains, who are using her for their own devices. Hawkwood, the former Bloodwood Assassin, is captured. And the knight, Gault, betrayed by the Angel Prince, can only wonder of the fate of his daughter who has fallen into terrible hands. All while Nail embarks upon the deadliest quest the Five Isles has ever known.
A bizarre kidnapping case leads FBI Special Agent Jasper Wilde into the mysterious world of a strange religious cult and even stranger criminals. At the scene of the kidnapping itself, a frightening apparition is seen. Then, a hideously-mutilated corpse is found nearby. Something wicked has come to the normal-seeming Chicago suburbs.
With the venomous magic of Orkise at her command, Lucia plots to marry and then murder the usurper who now rules Milan, the condottiere Carlo Sforza - known to friend and foe alike as the Wolf the North. On his side, Sforza has only the skill and cunning of his physician, Francisco Turner - who is on good terms with the Valdosta brothers and may be able to neutralize Venetian hostility. But even if he can, will that be enough to save the Wolf of the North? For out there in the countryside of northern Italy, Orkise is uncoiling all the plagues of hell.
Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, Nicci and her companions - the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon - make their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation - severed Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a million - are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.
When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, immerses herself in neural recordings of the interrogation. She is confronted with a cloudscreen of characters and events that Hunter gave life to, including a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter - and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world.
The world is burning. Rome is under attck. The Autumn Lords, rulers of the Tchinee empire, have had their true nature revealed. The Emperor descends into madness. And Fisk and Shoe - unlikely heroes, very likely mercenaries - must find their way to Fisk's wife and child, who he has never seen.There might be quite a lot in their way. A war, for one thing. But Livia is as determined as Fisk to be reunited. And Shoe may have a plan...
The land is at the mercy of a paranoid king who has become unfit to rule. As rebellion sparks in a conquered duchy, the final bond holding back the Banished break, unleashing their nightmarish evil on the innocents of the kingdom. In his final battle against the Banished, Durand comes face to face with the whispering darkness responsible for it all - the king in cobwebs.
In 1906, a crew of workers at the Panama Canal unearthed something, something sinister, something alive. A century later a team of scientists gather at an underground facility in New Mexico to determine what this being is - and how it has managed to survive. But even the greatest minds in the world cannot answer one inescapable question: Could this ancient creature, this mockery of God and nature, actually be the ancient demon known as ... the Beast?
23 authors ride with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique voices to the Heralds, Bards, Healers, and other heroes of the realm.
DISSIDENCE, INSURGENCE and EMERGENCE in an omnibus volume.
With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for.
Brilliant engineer Marcus Flynn has been sentenced to 11-H37 alongside the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. A hard labor prison planet better known as the Razor, where life expectancy is short and all roads are dead ends. At least until the Lost Prophet goes active... In a few hours, prison guards and staff are evacuated, the prisoners are left to die, and dark mysteries begin to surface. Only Flynn has the skills and knowledge to unravel them, but he will have to rely on the most unlikely of allies - killers, assassins, pirates and smugglers.
An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Jegede, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Jegede is abducted, and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected. And soon Hakan discovers the heavy price he may have to pay to learn the truth.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined.
The future as imagined in the 1939 World Fair. After a surprise efficiency review, the switchboard operators of Retropolis find themselves replaced by a mysterious system they don't understand. Nola Gardner pools their severance pay to hire Dash Kent, freelance adventurer and apartment manager, to find out what happened. Dash discovers that the replacement switchboard is only one element of a plan concocted by an insane civil engineer.
In the same world as the INDA series. Untested young rulers must cooperate to protect their world from the magical threat of the mysterious kingdom of Norsunder.
Charlie is a dreamhacker, able to enter your dreams and mould their direction -- the only one able to do this, as far she knows. In London 2022, her skill is in demand. And when she is hired by a minor celebrity - who also happens to be the new girlfriend of Charlie's lamented ex - who dreams of a masked Creeper then sleepwalks off a tall building, Charlie begins to realize that someone else might be able to invade dreams.
The remnants of humanity are clustered into five Starstates in a closed sphere of stars connected by the Waywork, a mysterious alien superhighway system. One merciless autocrat is attempting to take control of the Waywork. Three unlikely people - the daring daughter of a royal family, the reluctant son of an interstellar shipping magnate, and a disgraced flag officer seeking redemption - must come together to race against the forces of their greatest foe.
Once every cycle civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix - part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars.
Nilah and Boots, the ship's newest crew-members hear the word of a mysterious cult that may have links back to an ancient and all-powerful magic. To find it, hot-headed Nilah will have to go undercover and find the source of their power without revealing her true identity. Meanwhile, Boots is forced to confront the one person she'd hoped never to see again: her old, turn-coat treasure-hunting partner.
Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most - her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings - once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart - is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.
When their father is stricken by a mysterious ailment, the five royal sisters must come together on a desperate journey to save him and prevent their treacherous stepbrother from seizing the throne. Their mission: find the powerful witch who can cure the king. But to succeed on their quest, they must overcome their differences, and hope that the secrets they hide from one another and the world are never brought to light.
From Tyvia to Serkonos, mysterious rifts in the fabric of reality have appeared - portals into the Void, with the potential to tear the world apart. Billie Lurk's search for the source of their instability sends her far from Dunwall, to a city cut in half by a rift, and to a kingdom recovering from civil war, where an uneasy truce reigns.
While picking up a new cargo on Persephone, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance all those years ago.
The official prequel novel to the science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel, based on Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita manga.
An original novel pitting Batman against the Court of Owls, a secret society of wealthy families that's controlled Gotham for centuries using murder and money.
Spartan Kassandra became a mercenary many years ago. Now, plagued by debt and living under the shadow of a tyrant, a mysterious stranger offers her a deal: assassinate the Wolf, a renowned Spartan general, and he will wipe her debt clean.
Taylor, the astronaut from Planet of the Apes (Charlton Heston), appeared briefly during Beneath the Planet of the Apes, but his whereabouts remained largely unknown - until now. Revealed for the first time are Taylor's deadly adventures, the violent unrest among the apes, and the secrets of the mutant city hidden beneath the Forbidden Zone.
When Lando turns up at Han's doorstep in the middle of the night, it's the mad inventor Fyzen Gor's assassins that he's running from. And without Han's help, Lando - and all life on Cloud City - will be annihilated. With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando's life, and Han's best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more.
The official novelization of the of the classic horror film Halloween. 40 years later, and now Michael Myers back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her granddaughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities.
The novelization of the most recent Star Wars film, in which Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker.
Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde, are new to their positions of power, both ascending before they were truly prepared. As the Alliance and the Horde struggle to recover from the devastating war with the demonic Burning Legion, a terrible discovery will test both leaders, threatening to reignite the bitter enmity between their factions and shake the very foundations of the world of Azeroth.
The crews of the U.S.S. Prometheus and I.K.S. Bortas are racing against time to break the cycle of violence that is spreading through the Alpha Quadrant. Adams and Kromm are on the trail of a secret weapons facility, but instead discover an enemy from their pasts who seems utterly unstoppable.