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Lief, Barda, and Jasmine have successfully destroyed three of the Four Sisters, evil Shadow Lord creations that are poisoning their land. Now they must head to the city of Del where "Sister of the South" lies hidden.
The final book in a historical Dragonlance trilogy. On the battle plains of Ansalon, all barbarians must band together. Raiders, nomads, and villagers. Ogres and elves. Dragons of good and evil. These are the forces that have joined battle to decide the fate of the first primitive civilization of Krynn. At the center of this whirlwind, the long-separated siblings Amero and Nianki are reunited. But foes long gone and presumed dead also join together, seeking vengeance and destruction once and for all. Best-selling writing team Thompson and Cook return again to the world of Dragonlance in this sweeping conclusion to the epic Barbarians trilogy. The people of Yala-tene have struggled for years to build a lasting civilization in a world of primitive barbarism. But now a horde of bloodthirsty raiders has come, and the village's guardian dragon is gone, perhaps forever. Yala-tene's stout walls and the bravery of her people have kept the raiders at bay so far, but time is swiftly running out. They have only one last chance to survive. A handful of warriors steal away in hopes of finding the legendary Karada, the "Scarred One," who fights a never-ending war against the elves. Up against dark magics, shifting alliances, epic battles, and a ruthless enemy from the past, civilization's last hope lies in one person--The Sister of the Sword. Find over eighty more books in the Dragon Lance saga in the Bookshare collection with more books in this exciting series to come.
It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.
Featuring chapters on heroes, villains, the magical treasury, and much more, this artfully designed guide supplements and enhances the beloved series.
Karl Latte's ability to read minds makes him the only man to save Romy who is the last genetically-tailored females built by a corporation that are being systematically killed off.
The Yellow City is in crisis. The wells are running dry, and the Sun Mages have been unable to call the rains. Frustrated and impotent, Mages across the land can no longer work the magic that once ran their empire. Now the magic lies solely in the hands of a few women-the first ever to have developed magical powers. The men's anger knows no bounds-and that hatred spills over in a series of violent attacks. Now, Raeshaldis, Summer Concubine, and Pomegranate Woman, three uneducated and unskilled women, must band together and use their new powers to save both their country and themselves.
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead. Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
The valiant hedgehog Trundle's quest for the Crown of Ice leads him and his crew to the sacred island of Spyre. According to legend, only the Oracle can find the crown, and Trundle's spirited friend Esmeralda Lightfoot is convinced she's the chosen one. Spyre is full of wonders--and danger--from its low, swampy jungles to its soaring, icy mountaintops. And as Trundle, Esmeralda, the squirrel troubadour Jack Nimble, and their new companion, a wild and crazy hare, make their way through a monastery of fighting llamas and a nest of hungry snow snakes, they discover that nothing on this extraordinary island is as it seems.
A touching love story of a young enchantress with a short time to live and a lifetime of courage to give.
He gradually built up a picture of a people being systematically and thoroughly enslaved, a picture of a nation as helpless as a man completely paralyzed, its defenses destroyed, its communications entirely in the hands of the invaders.
The bestselling author of "Fifty Degrees Below" concludes his intelligent trilogy of suspenseful, near-future eco-thrillers set in world ravaged by global warming.
When Raine Tallentyre made the mistake of revealing her paranormal abilities, her most recent romantic relationship came to a hasty end. Her Aunt Vella, a gifted but troubled soul, had told her years ago to keep her talents a secret. And now that poor Aunt Vella-her last blood relative-has died, Raine has resigned herself to a lonely life.<P> But when she journeys to Shelbyville, Washington, to clear out Aunt Vella's house, Raine's highly developed sensitivity leads her to a horrifying discovery: a young woman bound and terrified in a basement storage locker. The victim has survived, but the culprit is still on the loose. Without warning, a new man enters Raine's life-investigator Zack Jones. Surprisingly, Zack isn't repelled by her powers: in fact, he has them himself. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions and within hours of their meeting, Raine experiences an intense, thrilling intimacy-mental, emotional, and physical-she never dared to expect.<P> There's one complication, however: Zack Jones is working for the Arcane Society. This secret organization, dedicated to the study of paranormal phenomena, shattered Raine's family with an act of betrayal long ago, and she's not about to trust them now. But as a killer makes her his target, and a cabal of psychic criminals known as Nightshade operates in the shadows surrounding them, Raine and Zack must rely not only on their powerful abilities but on each other . . .
The Weavers' grip on Saramyr's rulers has grown ever more powerful, and all the while, the blight they have brought grows harsher. The land is slipping into civil war.
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the new band teacher really teach a skeleton to play the tuba? The Bailey School kids are going to find out! "I bet that skeleton Mr. Belgrave calls Claude is playing the tuba," Liza said softly. "Remember Mr. Belgrave said Claude could play the song better than us." Eddie, Melody, and Howie looked at Liza in surprise. Melody rolled her eyes. "You're crazy," she said. "It can't be Claude," Howie shook his head. "Skeletons don't play tubas." "It is Claude," Eddie agreed firmly. "And I'm going to prove it!" Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Cowboys gather around the campfire to solve a murder... Fear brings out the dragon in good men...The riskiest part of space travel turns out to be the paperwork... and more. Five speculative fiction short stories are presented here, all of which have won contests or been accepted for publication in various venues. Author Gail Ann Gibbs has gathered them from their various homes, online and off, and assembled them into one enjoyable volume. Tales of murderers, dragons, and bureaucrats mingle cheerfully together in this off-beat collection.
The first novel in a highly original fantasy trilogy One young girl holds the fate of a city in her hands-If she fails, it spells her doom-and the end of her world. Twice in the history of the city of Amenkor, the White Fire had swept over the land. Over a thousand years ago it came from the east, covering the entire city, touching everyone, leaving them unburned--but bringing madness in its wake, a madness that only ended with the death of the ruling Mistress of the city. Five years ago the Fire came again, and Amenkor has been spiraling into ruin ever since. The city's only hope rests in the hands of a young girl, Varis, who has taught herself the art of survival and has been trained in the ways of the assassin. Venturing deep into the heart of Amenkor, Varis will face her harshest challenges and greatest opportunities. And it is here that she will either find her destiny--or meet her doom.
Captain Christopher Redmond has just one weakness: the alluring spy who loved and left him years before . . . when he was still just a man. Now he's superhuman--a Man O' War, made as part of the British Navy's weapons program--and his responsibility is to protect the skies of Europe. If only he could forget Louisa Shaw. Louisa, a British Naval Intelligence agent, has never left a job undone. But when her assignment is compromised, the one man who can help her complete her mission is also the only man ever to tempt her body and heart. As burning skies loom and passion ignites, Louisa and Christopher must slip behind enemy lines if they are to deliver a devastating strike against their foe . . . and still get out alive.
A THRILLING NEW URBAN FANTASY SERIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF UNFALLEN DEAD AND UNQUIET DREAMS.She'll need to keep up appearances-if she wants to stay alive...Being an undercover agent has its occupational hazards, but Laura Blackstone makes it look easy. As a spy for a fey intelligence agency, she uses her magical abilities to create disguises that are skin deepglamours that must never be compromised. But when Laura's worlds collide she'll have more to worry about than retiring an identity; she may just lose her life.
She can't remember what home is like... Gillie is a fugitive. She has the scars to prove her long-term incarceration, but the story would land her in a padded cell if she presented it to the authorities. Now that she's free, she's determined never to be bound again. But her extraordinary healing is too valuable to let go, and her former captors intend to retrieve her--by any means necessary. Which doesn't bode well for her dream of a normal life. HE CAN'T REMEMBER WANTING ANYTHING MORE. Taye can't remember much about his past, but he knows he's not worthy enough to give Gillie her happily ever after, so he's determined to preserve her innocence, though she tempts him more than any woman he's ever known. With the clock ticking and a bounty hunter hounding them, Taye faces the most important task of his life: assuring Gillie's safety from the Foundation, no matter the pain of his own deferred desires. Gillie doesn't understand how he can resist the charge between them. And if Taye has his way, she'll never know the sacrifice he's making to keep her alive...
Throughout the Caribbean there are stories about people who aren't what they seem. Skin gives these folk their human shape. When the skin comes off, their true selves emerge. And whatever the burden their skin bears, once they remove it, skin folk can fly...<P>Nalo Hopkinson has gained universal acclaim as one of the most impressively original authors to emerge in years. Her debut novel, "Brown Girl in the Ring," won the "Locus" Award for Best First Novel, became a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, and garnered Hopkinson the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her second novel, "Midnight Robber," was a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for both the Nebula and Hugo Awards.<P>Now she presents "Skin Folk," a richly vibrant collection of short fiction that ranges from Trinidad to Toronto, from fantastic folklore to frightening futures, from houses of deadly haunts to realms of dark sexuality. <P>Powerful and sensual, disturbing and triumphant, these tales explore the surface of modern existence... and delve under the skin of eternal legends.
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day...<P> Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful.<P> . He doesn't know the half of it...<P> Mab has just traded Harry's skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains--led by one of Harry's most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone--to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever. <P> It's a smash and grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world--which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.<P> Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess--assuming his own allies don't end up killing him before his enemies get the chance...
A BEAUTIFUL FUGITIVE-WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target's strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist--anything she wants... for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father's murder. With deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano's inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride. A HIT MAN WHO NEVER MISSES THE MARK. Reyes has nothing but his work. Unfortunately for Kyra, he's the best--and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He's been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash--and bring her back to face Serrano's "justice." Dead will do if Reyes can't locate the loot. He's never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce passion and her outlaw heart. So Reyes faces a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.
Veterinarian Geneva Harper finds herself irresistibly drawn to Zeke Noble, the mysterious young man to whom wildness is second nature. When a killer threatens Neva, Zeke's need to protect her is as fierce as his desire to claim her as his mate. The third book in this sexy series promises steamy, romantic suspense that will keep the reader riveted, just like in Gray's Skin Tight (Berkley, 2010) and Skin Game (Berkley, 2009) - both available from Turnaround.
Sadima lives in a world where magic has been banned, leaving poor villagers prey to fakes and charlatans. A "magician" stole her family's few valuables and left Sadima's mother to die on the day Sadima was born. But vestiges of magic are hidden in old rhymes and hearth tales and in people like Sadima, who conceals her silent communication with animals for fear of rejection and ridicule.<P>When rumors of her gift reach Somiss, a young nobleman obsessed with restoring magic, he sends Franklin, his lifelong servant, to find her. Sadima's joy at sharing her secret becomes love for the man she shares it with. But Franklin's irrevocable bond to the brilliant and dangerous Somiss traps her, too, and she faces a heartbreaking decision.<P>Centuries later magic has been restored, but it is available only to the wealthy and is strictly controlled by wizards within a sequestered academy of magic. Hahp, the expendable second son of a rich merchant, is forced into the academy and finds himself paired with Gerrard, a peasant boy inexplicably admitted with nine sons of privilege and wealth. Only one of the ten students will graduate -- and the first academic requirement is survival. <P>Sadima's and Hahp's worlds are separated by generations, but their lives are connected in surprising and powerful ways in this brilliant first book of Kathleen Duey's dark, complex, and completely compelling trilogy.
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