By Robert E. Howard, Gary Gianni
In his highly influential and tempestuous occupation, Robert E. Howard created the style that got here to be often called sword and sorcery–and delivered to lifestyles one in every of fantasy’s boldest and so much enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian–reaver, slayer, barbarian, king.
This lavishly illustrated quantity gathers jointly 3 of Howard’s longest and most famed Conan stories–two of them revealed for the 1st time without delay from Howard’s typescript–along with a suite of the author’s formerly unpublished and infrequently noticeable outlines, notes, and drafts. Longtime fanatics and new readers alike will agree that The Bloody Crown of Conan benefits a spot of honor on each delusion lover’s bookshelf.
THE humans OF THE BLACK CIRCLE
Amid the towering crags of Vendhya, within the shadowy castle of the Black Circle, Yasmina of the golden throne seeks vengeance opposed to the Black Seers. Her simply best friend can be her so much bold enemy–Conan, the outlaw chief.
THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON
Toppled from the throne of Aquilonia via the evil machinations of an undead wizard, Conan needs to locate the fabled jewel referred to as the center of Ahriman to reclaim his crown . . . and shop his life.
A WITCH will be BORN
A malevolent witch of evil good looks. An enslaved queen. A state within the iron grip of ruthless mercenaries. And Conan, who plots lethal vengeance opposed to the human wolf who left him within the barren region to die.
By Harry Turtledove
What if background had taken a unique course, made a detour, and deviated a bit of bit from the line it selected? right here, Harry Turtledove explores such "what ifs" in twenty alternate-history tales starting from precedent days to the a long way, far-different future.
Persia has conquered Greece; Athens is in ruins. but even lower than Persia's rule, the facility of the folk can by no means be thoroughly damaged. . .
A werewolf boy tears via Cologne's medieval stretts looking for sanctuary from the offended mob. yet who will take care of a creature so hated and feared?
A pupil from the far away destiny units off on a box journey to check Genghis Khan -- and unearths him within the 20th century?
And many more!
"He's one of many best explorers of exchange histories ever." -- Locus
By Cinda Williams Chima
The fragile peace among Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) nonetheless holds by means of the thinnest of threads, yet robust forces in and out the guilds threaten to sever it completely.
Emma and Jonah are on the middle of all of it. introduced jointly through their shared historical past, mutual allure, and a trust within the magic of track, they now stand to be torn aside via new wounds and outdated betrayals. As they fight to rebuild their belief in one another, Emma and Jonah also needs to have the option to transparent their names because the major suspects in a sequence of vicious murders. it sort of feels increasingly more most probably that the solutions they wish lie buried within the tragedies of the previous. The query is whether or not they could continue to exist lengthy adequate to unearth them.
Old neighbors and foes go back as new threats come up during this attractive and revelatory end to the loved and bestselling inheritor Chronicles series.
Praise for The inheritor Chronicles:
The Warrior Heir
*"Chima deals a pitch-perfect mix of excessive myth and small-town reality..." -The Bulletin of the guts for kid's Books (starred review)
* "Twists and turns abound during this extraordinary, approximately ideal debut novel that combines a tender man's coming-of-age with delusion and adventure." -VOYA (starred review)
The Wizard Heir
* "Chima makes use of her pen like a wand and crafts a perfectly wealthy internet of magic, whereas fortunately leaving a few dangling threads for next tales." -VOYA (starred review)
"Chima is a skilled storyteller...a powerful selection for teenagers looking a rousing read." -The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
The Dragon Heir
* "A superlative accomplishment." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Chima spins a finely established story that roars to a lovely conclusion." -School Library Journal
The Enchanter Heir
* "A smoldering tale soaked in tears, sweat and blood, continuously threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Chima maintains to excel at construction stress and populating her well-told stories with new and returning characters we wish to recognize better." -Booklist
By Liesel Schwarz
LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” likelihood, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new sequence that transforms parts of city fable, historic experience, and paranormal romance into natural storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age the place spark reactors energy the airlines, and creatures of sunshine and Shadow stroll brazenly between us, a dangerous video game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
whilst an strange shipment drags airship-pilot Elle likelihood into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she needs to confront her future and do every thing in her energy to forestall the Alchemists from unleashing a mystical apocalypse.
Praise for A Conspiracy of Alchemists
“Oh my Steampunk God! . . . in the event you like steampunk you certainly need to supply this jewel a test. it might be a sin to not, really.”—Butterfly-o-Meter Books
“A significant experience of enjoyable on each web page . . . stopover at [your] nearest bibliographic emporium and search this particularly wonderful tome out.”—The Eloquent Page
“I actually loved this novel and strongly recommend it to Steampunk enthusiasts. I’m confident A Conspiracy of Alchemists will rock your world!”—Tynga’s Reviews
“Pure enjoyable to read.”—Karissa’s analyzing evaluation
By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
Dont leave out CRYSTAL GORGEthe ultimate ebook within the manhattan instances bestselling epic myth sequence, The Dreamers. Aracia, sister of the goddess Zelana (The Elder Gods), and Veltan (The precious One) have overlooked the prophecy of The Dreamers. Now, their lack of knowledge may possibly lead to the destruction of Dhrall.
"An impressive trip of brain, physique, and spirit--both for Merlin and for ourselves."--Madeleine L'Engle
The 10th installment in T.A. Barron's magical myth saga MERLIN!
As peace returns to Avalon, Tamwyn, Elli, and Scree find a terrifying new chance: The Warlord Rhita Gawr has got down to overcome Avalaon in addition to mortal Earth. Racing opposed to time, the buddies embark on 3 separate quests. To be successful, they need to clear up Avalon's such a lot elusive mysteries. and they're going to have to go back and forth great distances—both of their global and of their personal hearts.
By Piers Anthony
Jordan used to be a ghost in fort Roogna now. even though as soon as he have been the main valorus of knights--that is, until eventually he used to be betrayed by way of wily magicians and the girl he loves. Now, if he in basic terms can take into account how he used to be killed, he will have the ability to reassemble his physique. And he's getting impatient....
By Stephen Baxter
In terms of state of the art technology fiction, Stephen Baxter is in a league of his personal. His mastery of challenging technological know-how, his fearlessly speculative mind's eye, and his skill to mix grand philosophical questions with stories of rousing event make him crucial analyzing for somebody interested in the way forward for humankind. Now, in Exultant, Baxter takes us to a far off way forward for surprising promise and lethal possibility, during which a far-flung humanity battles for survival opposed to an implacable alien foe.
For greater than twenty thousand years, people were at battle with the alien race of Xeelee. it's a struggle fought with armaments so complicated as to be godlike, a warfare within which time itself has turn into an ever-shifting battleground. on the expense of billions of lives, and with ruthless and constant potency, the ruling Coalition has driven the Xeelee again to the galactic middle, the place the supermassive black gap often called Chandra serves the Xeelee as either fort and tool resource.
There, alongside a entrance thousands of light-years lengthy, a grisly stalemate reigns,
until a tender pilot, Pirius, confronted with definite dying, disobeys orders and employs an leading edge time-travel maneuver that, for the 1st time within the historical past of the conflict, ends up in the catch of a Xeelee fighter. yet faraway from being hailed as a hero while he returns to base along with his prize, Pirius is court-martialed, disgraced, and sentenced to penal servitude on a bleak asteroid.
It isn't just Pirius who will pay the fee. In flying into the long run and again back, Pirius lower back to a time earlier than he’d left, a time inhabited through his more youthful self. And that more youthful self, by means of the pitiless good judgment of Coalition justice, stocks the older Pirius guilt and has to be punished. no longer every body within the Coalition has the same opinion. Commissary Nilis believes that the elder Pirius, whom he dubs Pirius Blue, could have chanced on the way to defeat the Xeelee. yet Nilis can do not anything for Pirius Blue. in its place, he is taking cost of the more youthful Pirius (Pirius Red), and brings him again to Earth, the capital of an enormous empire seething with intrigue.
There Pirius crimson will observe truths that might shatter his preconceived notions of all that he's battling for, even of what it capability to be human. Pirius Blue, in the meantime, will research truths harsher and extra discomfiting nonetheless. but the main surprising revelation of all remains to be to return, looking forward to them at a spot known as Chandra. . . .
From the Hardcover edition.
By Scott Lynch
“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly built crime caper into an unique realm of delusion, and the result's engagingly entertaining.”—The occasions (London)
An orphan’s lifestyles is harsh—and frequently short—in the mysterious island urban of Camorr. yet younger Locke Lamora dodges loss of life and slavery, changing into a thief below the tutelage of a talented con artist. As chief of the band of light-fingered brothers referred to as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is quickly notorious, fooling even the underworld’s so much feared ruler. yet within the shadows lurks somebody nonetheless extra bold and lethal. confronted with a bloody coup that threatens to spoil every body and every thing that holds that means in his mercenary lifestyles, Locke vows to overcome the enemy at his personal brutal game—or die trying.
Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora
“Fresh, unique, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.”—George R. R. Martin
“Right now, within the complete flush of a moment studying, i believe The Lies of Locke Lamora is perhaps in my most sensible ten favourite books ever. probably my best 5. in the event you haven’t learn it, you'll want to. when you've got learn it, you have to most likely learn it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind
“A detailed delusion milieu peopled via soaking up, colourful characters . . . Locke’s wit and audacity endear him to sufferers and bystanders alike.”—The Seattle Times
“A real style bender, at domestic on virtually any form of fiction shelf . . . Lynch instantly establishes himself as a proficient and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, let alone David Liss or even Dickens.”—Booklist (starred review)
“High-octane delusion . . . an exceptional swashbuckling yarn of a novel.”—Richard Morgan
From the Hardcover edition.