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The world situation has become so confused that a young American living on Negative Income Tax finds himself drafted into an international espionage assignment by no less than 5 opposing interests. It is a story of humour and adventure that will be hard to forget.
First complete English translation of Verne's debut novel from 1863
Nellie Joanne Kinnan is an Advanced Cadet in the Black Core Program at the Detta training center. Weapons and violence are second nature to this twelve-year-old, but she is never exactly sure what it is she is being trained for. Nellie is a dedicated and skilled cadet. She knows she wants to serve the Goddess and the Empire. But there is so much that she doesn't understand. When a weapons training session brings her face-to-face with her twin, Nellie's world is thrown into turmoil. Suddenly she questions her commitment to the violence that has dominated her young life. As she slowly learns to trust her rebellious twin, she comes to realize that much of what she has been taught about life in both the Interior and the Outbacks is not true. Faced with this reality, Nellie must find new weapons and new strength in her struggle to continue to serve the Goddess. In this exciting sequel to Flux, Beth Goobie has once again created a cast of memorable characters within a story that will both fascinate and challenge readers.
A prequel story to We Are Not Good People, the gritty new supernatural thriller from master storyteller Jeff Somers. Enter the hidden world of blood mages--and their victims.<P><P> The underground few who practice blood magic--casting with a swipe of the blade and a few secretive Words--are not good people. Lem and Mags live in this world, and they try to be good, try to skate by on Cantrips and charms and scratch out a meager existence without harming anyone...much. But when a massive debt forces Lem into the role of Fixer, he'll learn exactly what down and out really means.
A Flag Full Of Stars It has been eighteen months since the Starship Enterprise completed her historic five-year mission and her legendary crew has seperated, taking new assignments that span the galaxy. On Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk has married and started a new life as the Chief of Starfleet operations where he is overseeing the refit of his beloved ship, now commanded by a new Captain -- Willard Decker. Kirk's only tie to his former crewmates is his Chief of Staff, a young Lieutenant Commander named Kevin Riley. But Kirk's new, quiet life changes when he meets a scientist named G'dath who is on the brink of perhaps the greatest scientific discovery in a century. G'dath's invention could mean tremendous strides in Federation technology, or -- in the wrong hands -- the subjugation of countless worlds. When Klingon agents capture this new technology, Admiral Kirk and Lt. Commander Riley are all that stands between peace and devastation for the entire Federation.
HONOR HARRINGTON MUST DIE. Hounded into retirement and disgrace by political enemies, cut to the heart by the murder of the man she loved, and bereft of confidence in herself and her abilities, Captain Honor Harrington has retreated to the planet Grayson to take up her role as Steadholder while she tries to heal her bitter wounds. But the People's Republic of Haven is rising from defeat to threaten Grayson anew, and the newborn Grayson Navy needs her experience desperately. It's a call Honor cannot refuse, yet even as she once more accepts the duty whose challenges she fears she can no longer meet, powerful men who hate and fear the changes she's brought to their world are determined to reverse them. They have a plan ... and for it to succeed Honor Harrington must die. Two irresistible forces are rushing together to crush Grayson between them, and only one woman--uncertain of her capabilities, weary unto death, and marked for murder--stands between her adopted planet and its devastation.
Koranen of Nightfall is burned out on his Curse-a destructive flame that courses beneath his flesh. How can he find a woman to endure the literal heat of his passion? But when he meets the beautiful Danau, the couple prove that fire and water always make steam.
A sizzling new fantasy series from a hot new talent. Some are drawn to the light. Some are drawn to the dark. Some desire both... Grayson of Concordia, known on countless worlds as the Duke of Ombra, is a mercenary, a sorcerer of shadows--a man whose soul is consumed by darkness. For Gray, the bleak savagery in his heart is manifest in an entity he calls Shad. He has long resisted Shad's enticements, but when he is hired to kidnap a fire witch, he seizes the chance to restore his soul--no matter the cost. Cenda's heart is ash. Since the death of her precious baby daughter, life has lost all meaning for the fire witch. Slowly, she has worked to master her powers and go on living. But when she encounters Gray, her will is no match for her desire. But her love may not survive the terrible discovery of Gray's betrayal...
This brand-new novel of Darkover-a direct sequel to Zandru's Forge and the third book in the Clingfire trilogy-is the result of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley's collaboration with Deborah J. Ross. Set in the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a lawless time of war and unrest on the planet Darkover, it is the epic tale of a legendary friendship forged between King and Keeper-a friendship that would ultimately bring about the end of all long distance weapons and the beginning of a new destiny for Darkover.
It is set during the time of the Hundred Kingdoms, the time of chaos. No rules govern how weapons of the mind are wielded. This is the story of Varzil the Good and the Compact he and others forged to end violence from afar. More than that, this trilogy is the story of people who strive to overcome the limitations of their heritage. Will love defeat hatred? Read all three books and see. they are The Fall of Neskaya; Zandru's Forge; and this one.
Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. Features Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save mist-shrouded Anglavia.Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy--all these reveal the truth about Jemma's past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia.
Going home can be the hardest thing of all. . . When Maeve, twenty year old daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, accompanies a skittish horse back to Erin, she must confront her demons. For Maeve carries the legacy of a childhood fire in her crippled hands. She has lived with her aunt in Britain for ten years, developing a special gift for gentling difficult animals. Maeve arrives home to find Sevenwaters in turmoil. The forest surrounding her father's keep also has uncanny inhabitants, including a community of Fair Folk. Now the fey prince Mac Dara has become desperate to see his only son return to the Otherworld to rule after him. To force Sean's hand, Mac Dara has made innocent travellers on the Sevenwaters border disappear, and now their bodies are appearing one by one in bizarre circumstances. Mac Dara's malign activities must be stopped. But how? What human army can defeat a force with magic at its fingertips? Maeve's gift with animals earns her respect at Sevenwaters. She bonds with her enigmatic small brother, Finbar, his druid tutor Luachan, and two stray dogs. When Maeve discovers the body of one of the missing men, she and Finbar are drawn into a journey where the stakes are high: they may bring about the end of Mac Dara's reign, or suffer a hideous death. For Maeve, success may lead to a future she has not dared to believe possible.
A sensuous new fantasy from the author of Dreamwalker. The eldest daughter of her clan, Alithia must secure her family's livelihood by retrieving an ancient relic in the fabled mountain realm. But she cannot make the journey alone. Alithia must take two husbands as a shield pair. With many competitors vying for her hand, Alithia proposes a contest: those who can best pleasure her win. But on the quest, as emotions run high and ecstasy runs wild, Alithia and her two victors are bound together by the journey's dangers, by a culture clash more intense than they ever imagined-and by a twist of fate that will change their lives forever.
Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day--they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it's his turn to look for a bride, the seventhborn brother burns with curiosity and anticipation... Koranen or Nightfall is tired of the Curse--in his case, a destructive flame that courses beneath his flesh. His brothers have wives and lovers, but all Koranen has are blistering reminders of a touch that burns.. unless he can find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then the Aquamancers arrive, at last affording Koranen the chance to find his Destined bride. Ostracized for being too good at her job, Danau is resigned to her punishment: never knowing love. But fire and water always create steam, and things do get steamy as Danau and Koranen gradually realize they were meant for each other--even as Nightfall's future becomes flooded with more trouble than either of them could have imagined.
After Xandra's nasty run in with the Arcadian Council of Witches--where she was almost killed and her boyfriend, Declan, was almost framed for it--her plan is to lay low and figure out why its members would torment the people they are supposed to protect. Declan, temperamental and protective warlock that he is, doesn't feel so reticent. And when violence erupts again, there's no stopping him from pursuing revenge... When a council member is murdered in a fashion that screams dark magic, Declan claims someone else beat him to it. Xandra doesn't want to believe he could commit such a brutal act, but she knows he has a dark side--one that his former love interest Tsura understands better than she ever will. With Tsura back in town, Xandra doesn't know whom to trust. And a killer targeting witches and wizards is still at large...
The evil Jesus Mendoza Hoffman, descendant of one of the most infamous Nazis of all time, and his fanatical New Army of Liberation pose a dire threat to the new world-and Ben Raines's rebel forces. With his massive army crushing everything in it's path, Hoffman is spreading his chilling doctrine of death and destruction from Mexico to the Canadian border. Outnumbered and out-armed, Raines and his men are no match against the black-shirt guerrilla forces. And when Raines is captured, the Nazi exterminator gives the rebels and ultimatum: surrender or Raines dies. Against impossible odds, Raines's followers must infiltrate Hoffman's troops and put an end to his brutal reign of terror...before Ben Raines and his dream of freedom are annihilated forever!
The evil Jesus Mendoza Hoffman, descendant of one of the most infamous Nazis of all time, and his fanatical army pose a dire threat to the new world, and to Ben Raines' rebel forces.
His brother Johnny's urgent summons draws Mack Bolan into a campaign to take down Maxwell Reed, an exiled Caribbean dictator using an army of mercenaries to stage a coup. Reed is financed by a consortium of international crime lords intent on claiming a stake in the corrupt and violent future of Isla de Victoria. DIRECT ASSAULT Bolan has Reed in his sights when his quarry and those who pay his way move the fight from its stateside beginnings to Panama City and the Bahamas. Along the way, many fall to the guns of the Bolan brothers, a rogue lady Fed and Stony Man's Jack Grimaldi. But the foursome is shattered when one of their own is captured, and all that may be left to fight for is the bittersweet taste of revenge.
Beyond the borders of the Federation, Kirk must bring peace and security to the final frontier. His new mission: to defend an isolated human colony an a newly discovered world, deter aggression from neighboring alien races, and ensure the survival of a brave new Earth!The Flaming ArrowBelle Terre's stubborn colonists have survived the countless hardships and natural disasters of their new home, only to face a deadly foreign enemy. The alien Kauld, intent on claiming the world's unique resources for their own are determined to destroy the human settlements at any cost. Months away from any hope of Starfleet reinforcements, the Starship Enterprise is all that stands between Belle Terre and an all-out alien invasion. But Kirk and his valiant crew may not be enough to save the planet from a relentless assault by the ultimate superweapon!
The Wolf II colony's only sun, the flare star, has been dormant for so long that when it reawakens in one fiery eruption, a destructive radiation bombards the planet. As supply ship Ceti Flad approaches the flare, Jason Roarke witnesses the explosive scene, but he's not a trusted member of the crew, and no one believes his account of the event. In an effort to save the ship, he defies orders and prepares a plan to evacuate the colony's survivors. But Young Magda on the colony's station isn't interested in rescue...she wants revenge.
You Can Run... When we hijacked the UFO, we had no idea where it would take us. You don't exactly have time to think when you're being hunted by shape-shifting aliens. Besides, if we ended up lost in deep space, or on some distant planet, so what? At least we'd have gotten away, right? Wrong. You Can Hide... The ship took us right back where we started. Right back to our small town of Metier, Wisconsin. Right back into the aliens' clutches. Only this time, things are much worse. Because this time isn't our time. It's the future. And the aliens have taken over. But You Can Never Escape...
After a series of brutal murders, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday is convinced the identity of the killer is locked in her own head. The only question is-how many rules is she willing to break to get to the truth?
Science-fiction superstar and multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Nancy Kress comes to YA in this brain-twisting thriller How far would you go? The Collapse has ransacked the economy, making work almost impossible to find and forcing Amy from college hopeful to sole provider for her terminally-ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. To make ends meet, Amy auditions for a slot on a new reality TV show, which promises both a hefty salary and full medical benefits for her entire family. Somehow, she gets chosen, and she leaps to sign a contract despite her misgivings. The show in which she'll take part has an irresistible premise: audience members can win millions by predicting the behavior of each member of the cast in a crisis. But the producers are willing to do anything to maintain ratings, including using blatant setups, 24/7 surveillance, and even state-of-the-art holographic technology to simulate danger. But soon, the danger becomes all too real, and Amy--on and off the camera--must fight for her life....