Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Tor Books
A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero. Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude next year in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard. Gene Wolfe is one of the most widely praised masters of SF and fantasy. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Nebula Award, twice, the World Fantasy Award, twice, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and France's Prix Apollo. His popular successes include the four-volume classic The Book of the New Sun. With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J. R. R. Tolkien, E. R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and T. H. White. This is a book---and a series---for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Jennifer Fallon
Publisher: Tor Books
When a routine hanging goes wrong and a murderer somehow survives the noose, the man announces he is an immortal. And not just any immortal, but Cayal, the Immortal Prince, hero of legend, thought to be only a fictional character. To most he is a figure out of the Tide Lord Tarot, the only record left on Amyrantha of the mythical beings whom fable tells created the race of half-human, half-animal Crasii, a race of slaves. Arkady Desean is an expert on the legends of the Tide Lords so at the request of the King's Spymaster, she is sent to interrogate this would-be immortal, hoping to prove he is a spy, or at the very least, a madman. Though she is set the task of proving Cayal a liar, Arkady finds herself believing him, against her own good sense. And as she begins to truly believe in the Tide Lords, her own web of lies begins to unravel... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Judith Lennox
Publisher: Hachette UK
Striking out on her own path of independence, what will she leave in her wake? Set amid the wealth and beauty of sixteenth-century Europe, Judith Lennox's novel, The Italian Garden, transports her readers to a tempestuous world of love and betrayal. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Dinah Jefferies. The du Chantonnay estate of Marigny on the Loire consumes the desires of two powerful men - bitter, worldly-wise Guillaume du Chantonnay, and ruthless Hamon de Bohun - who will stop at nothing to possess it. Toby Crow, a young soldier of fortune, is also drawn to Marigny, for his mysterious origins are somehow bound up with the chateau. Italy's most priceless beauty, exotic Joanna Zulian, would crown Marigny's perfection. But Joanna, bred a vagabond and newly escaped from a stifling marriage to the artist Gaetano, vows never again to be possessed by any man, nor obey any laws but her own. With the help of the adoring English doctor Martin and a reluctant Toby, Joanna forges her own path through war-ravaged Europe. And when Joanna comes at last to Marigny, it is to weave the whole intricate tale of the de Bohuns, the du Chantonnays, and her own colourful life into the Italian garden she designs. It will be her own legacy, a legacy fraught with danger... What readers are saying about The Italian Garden: 'I loved the time period, the colourful background of Venice... the development of the characters and the twists in the plot. Great writing' 'Another wonderful story of power and greed, but always with the thread of passion' 'Thoroughly absorbing read, was gripped throughout'
Author: Ulrich Kiesow
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
A proud and powerful warrior, Selissa von Jergenquell must flee when treachery brands her a traitor and a murderess. Selissa and her rag-tag allies must cross hostile lands to confront the vengeful enemy and his evil sorceress. With only bravery, swords, and uncertain magic, the desperate band of warriors must challenge a madman whose occult forces grow stronger with every strike!About the Author Ulrich Kiesow is the author of numerous Realms of Arkania novels. He lives in Germany.
Publisher: Games Workshop
Space Marines from multiple Chapters unite alongside Titan Legions and the Astra Militarum to defend the world of Armageddon from ork warlord Ghazghkull Thraka. In the bleak 41st millennium, the planet Armageddon is on the cusp of annihilation. The strategically vital hive world has captured the attention of infamous ork warlord Ghazghkull Thraka, and when the Astra Militarum and whole Titan Legions prove unable to halt the invasion, it is feared that both the planet and the wider sector will be lost to the greenskins. But the Imperium refuses to succumb and unleashes the Space Marines - genetically engineered warriors who thirst for naught but blood and victory. But can even this alliance of mankind's greatest warriors hope to turn the tide against Ghazghkull and his endless ork horde? This high-octane omnibus contains the classic novel Helsreach by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, alongside four novellas and a host of short stories by some of Black Library best-known authors, including Guy Haley, Nick Kyme, Chris Wraight and Josh Reynolds.
Author: Ian Livingstone
Publisher: Wizard Books
All Malbordus needs now is to retrieve the five dragon artefacts which have been hidden for centuries in the lost city of Vatos. Each day that passes brings him closer to them and only you can stop him. You mission is to reach Vatos first and destroy the treasures Malbordus seeks. But beware!
Author: Becky Bloom
Publisher: Siphano Picture Books
Wolf soon forgets his hunger as he goes from school to library to bookstore. As hungry wolf descends on the farm, he is surprised to find that the animals there are quite well-educated. The only way he can get into the farm is to learn how to read. But acceptance in farm circles is not so easy as the animals present the wolf with one challenge after another. Wolf soon forgets his hunger as he goes from school to library to bookstore.
Author: Phillip G. Payne
Publisher: Ohio University Press
"Payne explores such topics as Harding's importance as a midwestern small-town booster, his rumored black ancestry, the roles of various biographers in shaping his early image, the tension between public memory and academic history, and, finally, his status as an icon of presidential failure in contemporary political debates."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Cornelis Hulsman
In 2013, a group of researchers had the unique chance to interview 65 Egyptian Islamists and their opponents both prior to and after Egypt's military ousted President Mursī on July 3. Up to that time, Islamists with very different political perspectives were hopeful that they would be able to implement their interpretation of the sharīʿa and to create a utopian Islamic state. After their failure to achieve political dominance many of them refused to acknowledge the massive resistance to their rule and rejected the subsequent changes in government. A number became involved in militant attacks on police, military and the judiciary. This resulted in harsh government responses. Their criticism has been muted, but they still exist. These interviews document their authentic voices during this period of major political transformation. A must read for anyone who wants to understand contemporary Egypt.
Author: Warlord Games
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Ardennes, 1944. Driven back by the Allies since D-Day, Germany launches a surprise offensive on the Western Front. This assault against the unprepared Allied lines is the opening move in one of the largest battles of World War II. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to take command of both armies in this desperate battle, fighting it as they believe it should have been fought. New, linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theatre Selectors provide plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike.
Author: Caro King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the sequel to Seven Sorcerers, Nin and her friends must save an entire world! Simeon Dark is the most powerful sorcerer in the land of the Drift. Mysterious, cunning, and a shape-shifter, only he can stop the evil Strood and save the Drift from dying. But where is he? Nin Redstone and her friends make their way to Dark’s mansion—a strange castle built in a tree—where she finds a ribbon of shadowy light. Could this be a clue to unlocking the mystery of Simeon Dark? Meanwhile, Mr. Strood is preparing his distillation machine, gathering his pet tigers and some barrels of blood, and then he’s coming after Nin…. Caro King has created a funny, rich, thrilling adventure, interwoven with fantastical creatures, myth, and magic.
Author: Jim Harries
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The natural world alone provides an insufficient foundation for life. African people, as others, look elsewhere for guidance. The secularism implicitly taught in educational systems throughout the African continent frequently fails to engage with weaknesses in today's status quo. Here uncovered Christian roots of secularism can provide a means to interact with African and majority world realities. It is time for dominant western scholars to stop ignoring activity in the divine realm. This book starts by delving deeply into indigenous African Christian expression. Through discussion on the English category religion, it throws light on pressing issues in the contemporary world.