When Andy Westin became a security guard at Black Oak Mall he had no idea what he was getting into. This particular mall is built on an elven power source—the actual gateway between Elfland and Earth. This has made it a place of conflict between some very heavy elven hitters. The good guys are merely ruthless. The bad guys are evil incarnate. On the eve before May Day, the conflict threatens to boil over. And all that stands between thousands of shoppers and the worst Faery has to offer is one bemused security guard. That is, if the elven princess doesn’t get him first!
ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERBACK. A NEW NOVEL FROM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FANTASY AUTHOR DAVE FREER. Teenager Tim Ryan comes into his own as he faces danger on a remote Australia island where magic lurks in land and sea.
Tim Ryan can't shake the feeling that he is different from other teens, and not in a good way. For one thing, he seems to have his own personal poltergeist that causes fires and sets him up to be arrested for shoplifting.
As a result Tim has been sent to live on a rundown farm on a remote island off the coast of Australia with his crazy grandmother, a woman who seems to talk to the local spirits, and who refuses to cushion Tim from facing his difficulties. To make matters worse, Tim is expected to milk cows, chase sheep, and hunt fish with a spear.
But he's been exiled to an island alive with ancient magic—land magic that Tim can feel in his bones, and sea magic that runs in his blood. If Tim can face down the danger from drug-runners, sea storms, and the deadly threat of a seal woman who wishes to steal him away for a lingering death in the land of Faery, he may be able to claim the mysterious changeling heritage that is his birthright, and take hold of a legacy of power beyond any he has ever imagined.
BOOK #4 IN THE BEST‑SELLING TAU CETI AGENDA SERIES.
A century and a half after the Martian Separatist Wars, and the final defeat of insane terrorist leader El Ahmi,
Alexander Moore returns to the stars with the Sienna Madira, a United States Navy supercarrier spacecraft outfitted
with advanced FTL and endlessly strange, extremely effective, quantum‑based weapons and remote sensing
technology. And, of course, he's brought Marines, and lots of them. These are troops superbly trained for space battle,
and equipped with advanced powered armor and artificial intelligence backup.
Moore's task: hunt down remnant weaponry platforms left by the brilliant, mad artificial intelligence known as
Copernicus, the being ultimately responsible for the Solar System wide civil war. Yet Moore is about to uncover
something far more sinister: before his destruction, Copernicus had established multiple mecha‑warrior defended bases
with the intent of resuming the destruction of humanity. Worse, an a.i. presence even more dangerous, evil, and clever
than Copernicus may have formed an alliance with something else out there with a similar goal: wipe humanity from
the galaxy forever.
But those enemies will have to face a fully armed and equipped military task force led by a resolute general and his
soldiers who know they are all that stand between human life, freedom, and progress—and the total annihilation of
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST‑SELLING AUTHOR. ENTRY #9 IN MERCEDES LACKEY'S CELEBRATED SERRATED EDGE URBAN FANTASY SERIES!
Teenager Staci’s father has just remarried, and now she finds herself being shunted aside by her new stepmother. Shunted all the way to the run-down and dying Maine town of Silence, in fact, and the custody of her alcoholic mother.
It gets worse. Silence seems to be stuck in the proverbial stone age. There’s no cell phone service except at the very top of a bluff outside of town, no internet except dialup, and not one familiar franchise or business. Staci’s mom seems to have gotten even worse since the last time Staci lived with her. The only bright spots in the whole place are a friendly waitress at the diner, and a bookstore where she meets a gaggle of geeks and gamers.
But all is not as it seems in Silence. There are strange things moving beneath the shabby surface, terrible plots in play, and deadly players in the game, and Staci is about to find herself caught up in the middle of it all.
TWO NOVELS OF TIME-TRAVELING ADVENTURE. Includes Ripping Time and The House That Jack Built.
When terrorists gun down Jenna Caddrick's fiancee, the only daughter of Senator John Caddrick is trapped in a desperate struggle to stay alive. With a pack of killers on her trail, Jenna plunges through Shangri-La Station's time touring gates-and lands in London of 1888, just in time to meet Jack the Ripper.
And Skeeter Jackson, newly reformed con artist, finds himself caught up in the biggest mystery of the century. All Skeeter has to do is find the Senator's missing daughter, track down lanira Cassandra's kidnappers, stop a cult of killers and survive Ripping Time.
The House That Jack Built:
Jack the Ripper's killing spree spreads from Victorian London to Time Terminal Eighty-Six in this breath stopping sequel to Ripping Time, retired time scout Kit Carson and ex-con man Skeeter Jackson enter an unholy alliance that surprises everyone—including Skeeter and Kit.
All they have to do is track down Senator Caddrick's missing heiress, lost somewhere in history, rescue Ianira Cassandra from the clutches of a madman, and keep the most famous time-touring station in the world open for business while avoiding death in The House that Jack (the Ripper) Built.
Book #2 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a new contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all-star David B. Coe. A hardboiled, magic-using private detective battles dark sorcerers in Phoenix, Arizona.
Justis Fearsson is a weremyste. He wields potent magic, but every month, on the full moon, he loses his mind. He’s also a private detective, who can’t afford to take time off from his latest investigation while his sanity goes AWOL.
A legion of dark sorcerers has descended on Phoenix, wreaking havoc in the blistering desert heat. With the next moon phasing approaching, Jay has to figure out what connects a billionaire financier and a vicious drug kingpin to an attempted terrorist attack, a spate of ritual killings, and the murder of a powerful runemyste. And he has to do it fast. Because these same dark sorcerers have nearly killed the woman he loves and have used their spells to torment Jay’s father. Now they have Jay in their crosshairs, and with his death they intend to extend their power over the entire magicking world. But Jay has other plans, and no intention of turning his city, or those he loves, over to the enemy.
ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERBACK. Space opera with a bang, as a young castout is caught up in an interstellar war.
DISOWNED IN A HARSH GALAXY
Cast out by his family and exiled from the Rimward Commonwealth, Simon Forrester must make a new life for himself as an apprentice to the powerful Commerce Guild. But others aboard the merchant vessel Stacked Deck have a hidden agenda that might lead directly to interstellar war. Now with rising tensions between the Commonwealth and the neighboring League of Democracies threatening to erupt into open war, Simon finds himself forced to choose between old and new loyalties, with the fate of an empire at stake!
A cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war‑torn seventeenth century Europe. It will take all the gumption of the resourceful, freedom‑loving up‑timers to find a way to flourish in the mad and bloody end of the Renaissance. Are they up for it? You bet they are.
Edited by Eric Flint, and inspired by his now‑legendary 1632, this is the fun stuff that fills in the pieces of the Ring of Fire political, social and cultural puzzle as supporting characters we meet in the novels get their own lives, loves and life‑changing stories. The future and democracy have arrived with a bang.
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