Author: Kristen Britain
Magic, danger, and adventure abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in the sixth book in Kristen Britain's New York Times-bestselling Green Rider epic fantasy series. Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G’ladheon. Karigan has only just returned from a dark future where Sacoridia has been conquered and is ruled by a despotic emperor, and she has not recovered in heart or mind. As if that is not enough, the castle ghosts won’t leave her alone. Though Zachary is loath to part from her so soon after her return, he knows she is the best choice to undertake the mission to the north. Each step on their journey places Karigan and her companions closer to enemy territory and danger, for northward lie the forces of Second Empire, Sacoridia’s longtime foe, and Grandmother, the necromantic leader of Second Empire, has not been idle. She uses her magic to summon a wild elemental spirit to wreak havoc upon Zachary and his wife, Queen Estora. At first the Sacoridians succeed in fending off the creature, but it so covets Estora that it can’t stay away. It abducts Zachary, assuming his form and his place at Estora’s side—but when it is finally ousted, Zachary is still missing. Estora, alone and heavy with twins, must prepare her realm for the coming conflict from the confines of her bedchamber. Meanwhile, the danger only deepens for Karigan and her companions as they journey north. When she finds herself caught in the midst of a clash between forces, Karigan must rescue and protect her king before she falls into a trap set by Grandmother—a trap that could give Second Empire the power to control the dead and all the demons of the hells.
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
In a story set within the smoldering forges of the Cauldron, Rhapsody uses her singing talents and the help of Achmed the Snake and his friend Grunther to reach Sagia, the great tree that enables them to journey 1400 years into the future.
Tome of the Undergates
Author: Samuel Sykes
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Sam Sykes' epic quest is full of razor-sharp wit and characters who leap off the page and into trouble. It will plunge you into a vivid new world of adventure. ADVENTURERS. Long loathed for their knowledge of nothing but murder and thievery, they are savages, zealots, heathens, monsters, thugs. And Lenk, a young man with a sword in his hand and a voice in his head, counts five of them as his sole and most hated companions. Lenk's otherwise trivial employment under an esteemed clergyman is interrupted when bloodthirsty pirates, led by an ageless demon risen from the depths of the ocean, pilfer the object they have been charged with protecting: the Tome of the Undergates, the key to a door that guards the mouths of hell. A hell full of demons who want out. Against titanic horrors from the deep, psychotic warrior women, and creatues forgotten by mankind, Lenk has only two weapons: a piece of steel an five companions who are as eager to kill each other as they are to retrieve the book that will save them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Say hi to Morrey Gibbs! A fisher-boy in a flooded world overrun with dangerous mutated animals known as "anomals", he's got his own problems to worry about. Namely, how everything he touches turns to gold! Sure it sounds great, but gold underpants aren't exactly stylish -- or comfortable! Together with his otter buddy and new inventor friend Shelly, Morrey's on a quest to rid himself of his blessing-turned-curse and undo the tragedy it caused. That is of course, if they can dodge the treasure-hungry bounty hunters...
Author: Dawn Cook
View our feature on Dawn Cook’s First Truth.Before she wrote as New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison, Dawn Cook wrote the Truth... This is the first novel of Dawn Cook's extraordinary coming-of-age fantasy featuring Alissa, a young novice in the art of magic, who embarks on an epic journey of discovery and danger.
A pregnant woman is pursued by a supernatural creature. On the internet, videos of a bandaged hero surface. 15-year-old Tim Muley makes a terrible discovery in his neighbor's garden. Three seemingly unrelated events, all of which seem to point to an imminent zombie apocalypse! But this time the story's not about the end of mankind; it's about a new beginning... This is volume 1 of the series.
Author: Kelly McCullough
Enter the "fascinating world"(Fresh Fiction) of the Fallen Blade in this thrilling fantasy novel from Kelly McCullpough. After the fall of the goddess of justice, temple assassin Aral Kingslayer lost his purpose in life and turned to the bottle. That might have been the end of him if luck hadn’t given him a few people to help him get back on his feet—notably the irresistible Baroness Maylien Dan Marchon, who once sought his aid in claiming the throne that’s rightfully hers. Reluctant to resume the role of an assassin, he turned her down. But now Aral has learned that one of the few people willing to help him in his darkest days has been imprisoned by Maylien’s uncle, King Thauvik. Aral knows he can’t let an old friend die, but the alternative is to return to the life he left years ago. It was the death of Thauvik’s half brother that earned Aral the name Kingslayer, and now he is thrust into a war that will see no end until he lives up to his name…
In this book the author examines the illegal wildlife trade from multiple perspectives: the historical context, the impact on the environment, the scope of the problem internationally, the sociocultural demand for illegal products, the legal efforts to combat it, and several case studies from inside the trade. The illegal wildlife trade has become a global criminal enterprise, following in the footsteps of drugs and weapons. Beyond the environmental impact, financial profits from the illegal wildlife trade often fund organized crime groups and violent gangs that threaten public safety and security in myriad ways. This innovative volume covers several key questions surrounding the wildlife trade: why is there a demand for illegal wildlife products, which actors are involved in the trade, how is the business organized, and what are the harmful consequences. The author performed ethnographic fieldwork in three key markets: Russia, Morocco, and China, and has constructed a detailed picture of how the wildlife trade operates in these areas. Conversations with informants directly involved in the illegal business ensure unique insights into this lively black market. In the course of his journey the author follows the route of the illegal wildlife trade from poor poaching areas to rich business districts where corrupt officials, legally registered companies, wildlife farms and sophisticated criminal organizations all have a share. A fascinating look inside the world of poachers, smugglers and traders.
Author: Michael A. Stackpole
In the wake of several hard-won battles, Prince Hanse Davion's forces anticipate the fall of Maximillian Liso's empire, until two saboteurs threaten to destroy vital technology and an attempt is made on the life of Davion's wife. Original.
The Assassin King
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
In the wake of a mysterious hunter's declaration of his intent to kill the Assassin King of Ylorc, a convocation of dragons gathers in mourning at the death site of one of the last of their kind, while a council of war meets in preparation for battle on an unprecedented scale. By the author of Elegy for a Lost Star. Reprint.
A Dance of Cloaks
Author: David Dalglish
"Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets. Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless--everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father"--Page 4 of cover.
A twisted figure crawling out of a tunnel. A giggling crowd of masked watchers. A reassembling corpse. What could be behind you, just waiting for you to turn around?
Author: Monica Hughes, Mitch Cronick
Publisher: TickTock Books
Read about the everyday life of a young orang-utan growing up in the rainforest. What do orang-utans look like? What do they eat? Where to they sleep? A Q&A section is included to test the reader's comprehension and to encourage further discussion of the subject matter.
Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years
Author: Warren Ellis, Christos N. Gage, Dan Abnett, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Brandon Choi
Publisher: DC Comics
Celebrating the historic 25th anniversary of the WildStorm imprint, this anthology graphic novel collects a senses-shattering blend of new content, hand-picked reprints and a select number of never-before-seen extras. In 1992 a revolution was kicked off by superstar creator Jim Lee when he launched his game-changing publishing imprint, and the modern comic book market was forever altered. WildStorm Productions would go on to help revolutionize the industry and launch the careers of many top creators, including such names as Warren Ellis, Gary Frank, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Brett Booth, Whilce Portacio, Tim Sale, Bryan Hitch, Dustin Nguyen John Cassaday, Humberto Ramos and countless others. Over the course of the last 25 years, the imprint, creators and characters have evolved in many ways, but will never be forgotten. This volume reprints WildC.A.T.s #1, WILDCATS (v.4) #1, THE AUTHORITY #13 & #14, short stories from THE EYE OF THE STORM ANNUAL and the Coup DÕEtat Afterword. Plus, it features brand-new stories and pin-ups!
Supergirl has her hands full. Not only is she adjusting to life on Earth as a superhero, sheÕs also leading a double life as high school student Kara Danvers. And sheÕs working for Cat Grant. And sheÕs helping the Department of Extranormal Operations keep a handle on her fellow Kryptonian refugees. With so much going on, Kara barely has time to think about her future. But SupergirlÕs future is very much on the mind of the Fatal Five. They believe that Kara will do something terrible sometime soon, and they want to destroy her now before it can happen. But when their attack traps SupergirlÕs friend in the Phantom Zone, Supergirl wonÕt have to rescue him alone...because Batgirl is along for the ride! Now, the two heroes are trapped in the Kryptonian prison dimension and at the mercy of the ZoneÕs ruler, the Phantom King! Can Supergirl and Batgirl hope to escape with KaraÕs powers fading by the minute? Or will they end up as permanent subjects of the Phantom King? Red-hot writer Steve Orlando (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) and artists Brian Ching (GEARS OF WAR) and new comer Matias Bergara (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) take Supergirl into the next dimension of the DC Universe Rebirth! Collecting SUPERGIRL #7-11 and BATGIRL ANNUAL #1.