When the World Wide Web returns in a highly-compromised and commercialised state, possibly due to the efforts of a billionaire presidential candidate, Gladstone and his pursuers must collaborate — in an attempt to reclaim a free and open Internet. But when she responds to a natural disaster, she learns the limits of her power and the growing danger of something mysterious that is threatening not just her life, but the whole Territory.
Richard Rahl lies on his funeral bier. It is the end of everything. Following an inner prompting, beyond all reason, the last Confessor will wager everything on a final desperate gambit, and in so doing, she will change the world, forever. But things go wrong when one queen, the beautiful, spirited Darya, escapes with the help of Aram Dhoop, the court poet. Jodhpur, Rajasthan, At the site of ancient Mandore, teenagers Vikram, Amanjit, Deepika and Rasita meet and realise that the deathless king and his ghostly brides are hunting them down.
As vicious forces from the past come alive, they need to unlock truths that have been hidden for centuries, and fight an ancient battle… one more time. Hex Heuvelt, Thomas Olde Whoever is born here is doomed to stay, until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town, haunted by the Black Rock Witch — a 17th-century woman, whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets, and enters homes at will.
Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die. The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town.
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But, in so doing, they send the town spiralling into a dark nightmare. Wolfhound Empire omnibus Higgins, Peter Huge stone creatures have fallen from the sky, their bodies littering the countryside.
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Blood-hungry golems are used to fight a never-ending war for political power. Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to Mirrored, to quell a new rebellion within the city limits. And, because of the piece of stone embedded in his forehead. This mashup of thriller and weird fantasy is recommended for fans of Richard Morgan.
Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers — the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe… and kill those judged corrupt. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill — or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm.
In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies — including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable — she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy — and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place.
But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne. Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea — and the Tearling itself — will finally be revealed. Belle Chasse Sentinels of New Orleans 05 Johnson, Suzanne With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on the brink of war. With no one on the throne, Faerie is in chaos, with rival princes battling for power. Friends will become enemies, enemies will become allies, and not everyone will survive.
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Horrorology Jones, Stephen editor In the Library of the Damned, hidden away amongst that vast depository of ancient wisdom, there exists a certain bookcase — where the most decadent, the most blasphemous of tomes sit, upon a dusty shelf. And amongst those titles — that should never be named — there is one volume that is the most terrible, the most hideous of them all. That book is the Lexicon of Fear. But, long ago, some of its pages were ripped from the binding and spirited away, by a lowly student of the ancient science of Horrorology, who was determined the secrets contained therein would one day be shared with the world.
And, now, that day has come. These are the words that comprise the very language of horror itself, and the tales they tell are not for the fainthearted. But be warned: once you have read them, there is no turning back. His planet. Even his name. Now, decades later, everything has changed. The fate of the Ichidian universe — and that of his brothers-in-arms — hangs in the balance.
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Winner take all. Born of Defiance League series Kenyon, Sherrilyn Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something, anyone wants to be. But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more, than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who, and what, he really is.
Or how to live his life. Not even the Fates of the Universe.
All the while, his arch nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick, and barbecuing everyone he loves, to do so. Then a cryptic request from an old adversary pulls Kitty out of the White House and into an explosion — and an even more explosive situation. And, just to make things a little more challenging, those alien spacecraft are coming to ask Kitty for protection, and asylum on Earth. Now, Kitty and Company have to figure out where the Mastermind is and stop him, before any new aliens land.
And then they have to save the world from a deadly invasion. Or, as Kitty calls it, Thursday. Swordspoint Swords of Riverside 01 Kushner, Ellen On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Reissued in time for the 30th anniversary, in , of the publication of Swordspoint. Into this alluring world walks Katherine, a well-bred, country girl versed in the rules of conventional society.
Her mistake is thinking that they apply.
When Alec decides it would be more amusing, for his niece to learn swordplay, than to follow the usual path to marriage, her world changes forever. But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men, Theron Campion, a young nobleman of royal lineage, is heir to an ancient house and a modern scandal.
Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University. Of course, everyone now knows that the wizards were charlatans and the kings their dupes and puppets.
Only Basil ins not convinced — nor is he convinced that the city has seen its last king… Reissued in time for the 30th anniversary, in , of the publication of Swordspoint. The glorious city of White Gryphon will rise from the ashes, but it will take careful negotiation, spying and terrible war against the mysterious Black Kings to secure the stronghold. Even then, the elite guard force, the Silver Gryphons, will discover a greater terror lurking in the forests beyond the city walls… An omnibus collecting the three Mage Wars novels: The Black Gryphon , The White Gryphon , and The Silver Gryphon , following Skandranon and his lifelong friend, Amberdrake, and their children, as they seek to establish, and defend, a Kingdom of peace and tranquillity.
In return for food and lodging, he settles down to tell the tale of Podkin One-Ear — and soon the rabbits are enthralled to hear the story of how one lost, little rabbit overcame the cruellest enemy imaginable, and became the greatest warrior their land has ever known. The first in a new series. Invisible Planets Liu, Ken editor Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China.
In addition, three essays at the end of the book explore Chinese science fiction. A cybernetic world, where the new charioteers are flyers, human-powered kites dancing in the skies over New York in a brief grab at glory. A world, where the opulence of Beijing marks a new cultural imperialism, as wealthy urbanites flirt with interactive death in illegal speakeasies, and where Arctic research stations and communes on Mars are haunted by their own fragile dangers.
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