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On the world of Kuf, the Macht are a mystery, a seldom-seen people of extraordinary ferocity and discipline whose prowess on the battlefield is the stuff of legend. For centuries they have remained within the remote fastnesses of the Harukush Mountains. In the world beyond, the teeming races and peoples of Kuf have been united within the bounds of the Asurian Empire, which rules the known world, and is invincible. The Great King of Asuria can call up whole nations to the battlefield. His word is law. But now the Great King¹s brother means to take the throne by force, and in order to do so he has sought out the legend. He hires ten thousand mercenary warriors of the Macht, and leads them into the heart of the Empire.
It's another sucky year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D'Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad's powers. His best friend Henry doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And as if all that weren't enough, it's getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis and D'Ablo shows up demanding Vlad's father's journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns. Vlad needs to act fast, and even his status as the Pravus won't save him this time...
A geologist discovers a patern of catastrophe bands in the earth geologic record. When he realizes that were due for another major band and the apearance of a previously unseen dark planet enters the endges of the solar shystem, the world prepares. Have we evolved enough in the past two thousand years to survive the encounter, or will the infamus dark cloud swallow civilization yet again?
For aeons, Earth has been ravaged by so-called natural disasters. Now we know the primary cause: over- harvesting of our limited resources-not by humans but by the residents of our solar system's tenth planet. Since before the birth of humanity, this dark planet has plundered our world every two thousand years. But in 2017, Earth fought back. Now thousands of aliens face starvation. To survive, they must harvest Earth when their orbit brings them back from behind the sun. But the humans are not waiting for Earth to become as parched and barren as Mars. Every nuclear weapon has been aimed at the tenth planet. Their ultimate goal-to blow the tenth planet to OBLIVION.
Having lost her magical powers of chantment, eighteen-year-old Calwyn searches for the missing half of the broken Wheel of the Tenth Power with the hope of stopping the plague and endless winter that have fallen on her world.
One ship could revolutionize submarine warfare as we know it: the USS Snarc. A robotic combat sub carrying no crew, the Snarc has proven unbeatable in sea trials. And now, it has fallen into the hands of an unseen enemy. The Snarc's first casualty: the nuclear sub carrying the son of retired Admiral Michael Pacino. The only man who can match wits with the Snarc, Pacino re-enters the game in a high-tech underwater battle unlike any that's been fought before, one that could engulf the world in war-and bring him face to face with his most hated nemesis.
Avery Cates is an army man. Between the army's new dental plan and a set of first class augments, he's been given a second chance - albeit a quick one.When a corrupt officer decides to make some money on the side by selling new recruits, Cates finds himself in uncharted territory. Sold to the highest bidder, his visions of escape and revenge quickly come to an end when he realizes who's bought him - and for what. Because the high bidder is Canny Orel himself. And he wants Cates to do one last job as the System slides into chaos. Cates will have one shot at getting back at Canny - but this time, Canny is holding all the cards.
MORE DEADLY THAN ANY MAN ALIVE. The time is now... but he comes from the Year of Darkness, 2029. He was created to reshape the future by destroying the present. He feels no pity, no pain, no fear. He feels nothing. He is an unstoppable killing machine programmed for murder. He is... THE TERMINATOR.
We Fight BackRussia 2003. When it appears that the United States has unleashed its entire nuclear arsenal upon the world, Captain Dmitri Losenko, commander of the nuclear submarine Gorshkov, has no choice but to retaliate. His target? Alaska.Alaska 2018. Fighting for survival in the frozen wilderness, Molly Kookesh struggles to protect her makeshift Resistance cell from the Terminators. Inspired by John Connor's radio broadcasts and following a brutal encounter with a fearsome machine, she decides it's time to fight back...An official novel exploring the post-judgment day world of the hit movie Terminator ® SalvationTM.
From The Ashes, written by Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn, sets the scene for the events chronicled in the movie Terminator Salvation, revealing the full story behind John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.In post-Judgment Day LA, two lost kids named Kyle and Star keep watch for Terminators; a jaded Marine struggles to keep his rag-tag community together in the face of unrelenting danger; and John and Kate Connor assemble their Resistance team for a brutal assault on a deadly enemy.
The eagerly awaited fourth Terminator movie, Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale and directed by McG, reaches cinemas on 22 May 2009.In a brand-new chapter in the Terminator chronicles, Judgment Day has come to pass and Skynet has destroyed much of the world's population. In this post-apocalyptic world, the resistance, led by John Connor, continues its brutal fight for survival.The official novelisation will provide readers with the full story of this much-anticipated movie - a must for all Terminator fans!
Earl Dumarest believed that there was ever a planet called Earth while nobody else believed in it. He had acquired some bits of information. Then he learned of a man who knew where Earth was. The man had lived on Elysius, and his widow knew where his data were. She demanded a price from Dumarest--a chore that involved a mining expedition which would bring her back a fortune and him the information. But Elysius was not the Elysium its name projected--and The Terra Data not so rapidly come by!
Siblings Jennifer and Tom were visiting their grandmother in Redwood Cove for the summer when they heard the stories of Mr. Looper seeing a large sea creature two years before and were determined to see it themselves.
Swept through a time--spaced warp at the height of the American Civil War, Union Colonel Andrew Keane and his hard--fighting regiment found themselves stranded forever on a distant world ruled by alein creatures. After four years of fighting the Rebs, Keane's battle hardened boys discovered that the creatures' crossbows, swords and spears were no match for Union rifles. But it didn't take long for the odds to even up. The humans fought hard and bravely, and after defeating their adversaries on the land and on the sea, Keane and his troops had hoped to live in peace. But it was not to be.
WYATT EARP. DOC HOLLIDAY. IKE CLANTON. YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE STORY. YOU DON'T. Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881 is the site of one of the richest mineral strikes in American history, where veins of silver run like ley lines under the earth, a network of power that belongs to anyone who knows how to claim and defend it. Above the ground, power is also about allegiances. A magician can drain his friends' strength to strengthen himself, and can place his friends between himself and danger. The one with the most friends stands to win the territory. Jesse Fox left his Eastern college to travel West, where he's made some decidedly odd friends, like the physician Chow Lung, who insists that Jesse has a talent for magic. In Tombstone, Jesse meets the tubercular Doc Holliday, whose magic is as suppressed as his own, and attracts the sorcerous attention of Wyatt Earp. Mildred Benjamin is a young widow making her living as a newspaper typesetter, and- unbeknownst to the other ladies of Tombstone-selling tales of Western derring-do to the magazines back East. Like Jesse, Mildred has episodes of seeing things that can't possibly be there. When a failed stagecoach holdup results in two dead, Tombstone explodes with speculation about who attempted the robbery. The truth could destroy Earp's plans for wealth and glory, and he'll do anything to bury it. Meanwhile, outlaw leader John Ringo wants the same turf as Earp. Each man courts Jesse as an ally as they struggle for control of the territory. Events are building toward the shoot-out of which you may have heard. But you haven't heard the whole, secret story until you've read Emma Bull's unique take on an American legend, in which absolutely nothing is as it seems. . . .
Ben Raines and his Rebel army turn to the tyrannized people across the sea who also dream of freedom. Their first mission: the liberation of the British Isles from the nightmare of evil oppression.
Is Melvin Beederman Doomed? Mysterious threatening e-mails, a sad sidekick, and country music? Melvin Beederman and his partner in uncrime, Candace, are really in trouble. Once again someone is out to get them, and this time not even the Superhero's Code can save Melvin from a terrible bologna-filled plight. Candace alone can rescue him--if only she can remember the country singer's motto: 'When all else fails, sing about your dog.' Melvin Beederman has launched himself as a flying success with kids and adults alike. And the sky is the limit with this fourth book!
This is the first book from the third series. (from the dustjacket) Tom and his friends, Anita and Ben, travel to the mineral-rich planet of Jupiter on the new Swift Enterprises' spacecraft, the Daniel Boone. On the way, Tom invents Aristotle, a brilliant and sometimes almost human robot, who will help them on their dangerous journey. Someone else is after the minerals of Jupiter's moons, and that someone is a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Tom risks his life to save the crew of the Daniel Boone from a terrible plague unleashed by the sinister criminal in this exciting tale of outer-space espionage.
In the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the near future, where a standardized test determines each person's entire future, a powerful man runs a corrupt empire until Ann and other students take the lead in boycotting the test.
Tobias, the other Animorphs, and Ax have seen things so bizarre that no sane person would believe their story. No one would believe that aliens have taken over Earth, and are in the process of infesting as many humans as possible. No one could believe the battles and missions and losses these six kids have had to deal with. And it's not over yet. Tobias has been captured by the same human-Controller that nearly tortured him to death once before. She claims that she's now a part of the Yeerk peace movement. That she just needs a favor. Tobias isn't sure what to believe, but he knows that if the Animorphs and Ax don't find him soon, what he believes won't matter anymore.
When the sun flared, the shielded New World almost escaped destruction. But as the sky began burning, who could blame the Russians for thinking that the Americans had attacked?
Defying the fate that claimed his evil predecessor, Raistlin opens the Portal to the Abyss and passes through. With Crysania at his side, he engages the Queen of Darkness in a battle for the ultimate prize- a seat among the gods.At the same time, Caramon and Tasslehoff are transported to the future. There they come to understand the consequences of Raistlin's quest--and Caramon at last realizes the painful sacrifice he must make to prevent his brother's success. Old friends and strange allies come together to aid him, but Caramon must take the last, greatest step alone.The step into the Abyss.
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