When Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr makes the mistake of speaking her mind to a superior officer, she finds herself tagged for a special mission to act as protector to a scientific exploratory team assigned to investigate an enormous derelict spaceship. Along with her crew Kerr soon finds herself in the midst of danger and faced with a mystery that takes all her courage and ingenuity to solve.
Can one ex-policewoman and a vampire defeat the magic-spawned evil which is devastating Toronto?
First in a brand-new urban fantasy series from the author of The BloodBooks... The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary-trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day. . .
First in a brand-new urban fantasy series from the author of The Blood Books The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary-trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day. . . .
Bannon and Vree battle Gyhard in order to save the identity and power of the Imperial Prince.
THIEF, SWORDSMAN, AND WIZARDESS... AARON, Clan Heir, he had fled his people when his beloved was slain by his own father's command abandoning his training, duty, and beliefs to become a thief. A master of his trade, he now dared the odds in Ischia. city of the volcano where the price of being caught was death. DARVISH, prince of Ischia, third son of a king who had no intention of giving up his throne. The prince was a drunkard, a lover, and a wastrel, yet was gifted with sword skills and with the ability to charm all around him. But not even his charm could free him from the political marriage now being planned CHANDRA, born a princess, she had chosen to become a Wizard of the Nine, that rarest of beings, able to master all the forms that sorcery could take. Now. promised as Darvish's bride she undertook a desperate journey to Ischia to convince him they must not wed. Aaron. Darvish Chandra--three strangers whose fates were about to become intertwined. For someone had stolen The Stone, the magical talisman which stood between Ischia and the volcano's wrath. And unless the three could learn to work together on a quest to find The Stone. Ischia would drown in a sea of lava....
Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr's goal is to keep both her superiors and troops alive as they face missions throughout the galaxy. She goes to Marine Corps training planet as aide to Major Svensson who is eager to field test his new body. But Torin's barely on-planet when someone starts blasting the training scenarios to smithereens.
Keepers series, book 3. Sequel to "Second Summoning." (can be read independently)
FOOTSTEP BEHIND HIM .... He forced himself to turn. Three soldiers of the Sixth Army blocked his retreat. All three carried crossbows that tracked him unerringly despite the black leather bands that covered their eyes and prevented him from jumping to another body. His heart began to pound. As he couldn't go back, he went on. The remainder of the army, similarly shielded, waited in the area around the tower wall. He couldn't count the number of crossbows aimed at his heart. He tried, then decided it didn't matter when one would be enough. A slight figure dressed in black beckoned to him from the top of the wall. Suddenly he stared down at where he'd been and, from that exact place, Vree stared up at him. "Time to die," announced a familiar voice. No. Before he finished turning, a noose settled around his neck. Vree smiled and pulled it tighter. "Long past time to die .... "
A tale of fear from best-selling author Tanya Huff! Scholar of Decay is the story of a man driven by love into the darkest corners of the world. When Aurek Nuiken's wife is attacked and made prisoner by an evil mage, he must search the Domains of Dread for the spell that will allow him to free her. But ultimately his wife's freedom - and his own - lies in the hands of a clan of wererats who are not inclined to assist him. Faced with both his own torment and the monsters of the Ravenloft world, Aurek is pushed to the edge of madness and to a choice that no man should ever have to make.
CLAIRE HANSEN WAS A KEEPER... gifted--or cursed--with the job of being one of Earth's Guardians, "Summoned" to areas where anomalies existed, where rifts had opened--or had been opened. Such places were the world's danger spots and if they weren't sealed in time, all the minions of Hell might break through.
From the author of the bestselling Bloodbooks, a brilliant new tale of shape-changers, mages, soothsayers,and a power-mad emperor. The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen--she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leader--to save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers' trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory. But with every step the odds against their survival, let alone their success, grow steeper. . .
Princess Annice is forced to flee from her own people after rescuing the father of her child from an unwarranted death sentence.
In Smoke and Shadows, we continued our adventures with Henry Fitzroy, vampire and good friend, featured in the five blood books also on Bookshare. Now, the set of the tv show on which Tony, a foundling raised by Fitzroy, works is having trouble with a ghost that is all too real.
In five earlier novels published between 1991 and 1995 all beginning with the word "blood", Tanya Huff introduced us to one of the most believable vampires in literature, Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry the eighth who is living in Canada in modern times. Now we return to his world a decade later for a novel centered in the tv production industry where much more is happening than reality suggests it should.
CLAIRE TURNED HER ATTENTION TO THE WOMAN IN THE BED .... In spite of the dust, the woman did bear a striking resemblance to Sleeping Beauty---or more accurately, given her age, to Sleeping Beauty's mother. It would be easier to work without the shield, but with a bystander to consider, Claire went through the perimeter without disturbing its structural integrity. The emanations rising from the body were so dark she gagged. Teeth clenched, she forced herself to take a deeper look. Kneeling beside the cat, Dean watched his new boss stagger back, trip on the edge of the braided rug, and begin to fall. He dove forward, felt an unpleasant, greasy sizzle along one arm, and caught her just before she hit the floor. Before Dean could ask if she was all right, Austin leaped up onto her lap. Her lower body still on the other side of the shield, Claire reached out to stop the cat from crossing oven Too late. "Evil!" Without actually touching down, Austin twisted in midair, hit the floor running, and raced back into the hall ....
The "rousing military adventure"(Locus) continues with a brand-new Valor novel. Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is attempting to build a new life with salvage operator Craig Ryder on his ship, the Promise. Turns out civilian life is a lot rougher than she'd imagined-salvage operators are losing both cargo and lives to pirates. And when they attack the Promise, Craig is taken prisoner and Torin is left for dead. When Torin finds out why the pirates needed Craig, she calls in the Marines to get him back-and to stop the pirates from changing the balance of power in known space.
In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation-at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.
In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation--at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.
The "rousing military adventure" (Locus) featuring the tough-as-nails heroine Tarin Kerr continues with Valor's Trial, the fourth entry in the Confederation series.
Tanya Huff, the acclaimed writer of the Blood and Kigh series, is also a fantastic short story writer. What Ho, Magic! is a collection of fifteen of Tanya's short stories: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" "Word of Honor" "Shing Li-ung", "First Love, Last Love" "The Harder They Fall" "February Thaw" "The Chase is On" "A Debt Unpaid" "Symbols are a Percussion Instrument" "Underground" "A Midsummer Night's Dream Team" Four stories featuring Vicki, Henry, and Mike from her Blood series: "This Town Ain't Big Enough" "What Manner of Man" "The Cards Also Say" "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeakea". This is also the first printing of her new novella: "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeaka". With an introduction to the book by Michelle Sagara West.
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