Amber is one of over a million seventeen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s worried that she only has a year left before she enters the Lottery of 2532 to have her abilities assessed. Lottery will decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life.
Amber fears that her lack of any obvious talent will mean she’s sent down into the depths of the hive, but her friend, Forge, is addicted to taking risks. When Forge chooses exactly the wrong moment to put himself in danger, Amber must stop worrying about the future, and concentrate on surviving the present.
Perilous is a prequel novella in the Hive Mind series.
The War Between the States is synonymous with romance, tragedy, bravery, and lost causes. The only war fought by Americans against Americans, it nearly irrevocably tore the nation apart. Yet the United States of America did survive, though at a terrible cost. Even today, more than 130 years after the end of the Civil War, people are still fascinated by this pivotal point in American history. Writers, too, find this a fruitful period to investigate. And in Civil War Fantastic, some of science fiction’s finest take us back to this turbulent time with their own special visions of what might have been. So don your uniform, load your cap and ball rifle, raise the colors, and prepare to charge into Civil War Fantastic where: - A mysterious old man shows a Confederate soldier how one well-placed shot can change the course of history…- He was only a horse used for children to ride on tours of Gettysburg, but he could see things on the battlefield that no human was aware of…- Could General Lee bring himself to sanction a terrible sacrifice if it guaranteed that the South would win the war?
Exiled to Earth by her mysterious superiors, Iris has been amusing herself and Panda by working for MIAOW, the Ministry for Incursions and Other Wonders. When a certain Professor Ramsbottom and his lovely assistant Audrey unearth a weird vehicle under a London railway station, Ms Wildthyme and her art critic chum are on the scene pretty sharpish.Among anachronistic skulls and crockery they discover the still-living forms of utterly perplexing, alien creatures. And, before you can say ‘Jabberwocky’ Iris and her friends are on a mind-boggling voyage into a groovy Wonderland deep, deep beneath the Earth’s crust…
Rejoin Never as he searches for his father's legacy and the sister he hadn't known existed.
In The Phoenix of Kiymako Never must navigate a secretive new culture ruled by warrior monks. Distrusted and hunted for his blood, he must forge new alliances while following the dark trail his father has left. If Never can survive, it will lead to both his long lost sister and - finally - the truth about his mysterious name.
Nancy Bell's best-selling Biggie series combines Texas small-town humor with tantalizing mysteries. As J.R., Biggie Weatherford's 12-year-old grandson, recounts Biggie's uncanny ability to solve the peskiest cases, his observations are spiced with his wry adolescent view of grownups. A trip to a nearby town introduces J.R. to a ghost and presents Biggie with a perplexing local murder. "Spirited and witty fun."-Library Journal
1201 and as King John sits upon the English throne, the lord high Sheriff of Nottingham, Phillip De Nicholay, is looking at his life in ruins…The Nottingham treasury is empty, a year’s taxes gone and all because of his misplaced trust. Worse still is that his hopes of marrying the Lady Marion have also vanished. If Phillip is to stand any chance of following his heart, he needs to get the money back…But how…Salvation comes from an unusual source and Phillip begins a dangerous quest into the clutches of Sherwood Forest and its notorious outlaw dwellers to enlist their help. This is a journey that will see Phillip confront danger from other outlaws as well as within his closest circle of friends. It will ultimately see Phillip embark on an adventure that will be the making of a legend… The making of the man they will come to call Robin Hood.
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