An Oath Sworn. A Struggle Engaged. A Sacrifice Required.
When Mara, a trained Oathtaker, is drawn by the scent of the Select to battle underworld beasts summoned by the powers of evil to destroy the guardians of life, she swears a life oath for the protection of her charge.
Armed with a unique weapon and her attendant magic, and with the assistance of her Oathtaker cohorts, two ancients, and a spymaster, Mara seeks safety for her charge from one who would end Oosa's rightful line of rule, and from assassins who endeavor to bring ruin to the land.
As Mara puzzles to decipher ancient prophecy concerning her charge, as she is haunted with memories of her own past failings, she discovers the price her oath will exact.
To renounce her word would be treasonous; to fail, ruinous; to persevere, tortuous.
Abiding by an oath requires sacrifice.
I've always felt like an outsider. Until my eighteenth birthday, I didn't know how true that was. First, I started seeing strange things. Then, the tips of my ears began to shift. Now, even touching something made of iron makes me sick.
Am I losing my mind?
When four mysterious fae males corner me in the street, they bring terrifying news: I'm not human. I'm a changeling, a fae swapped at birth.
Under their powerful yet infuriating guidance, I return to Otherworld to train at their academy and determine to which of the four faerie courts I belong. But there's something much more dangerous than the four fae vying for my attention.
And if I don't unravel the fae's secrets, none of the changelings will survive. Including me.
Sometimes, the truth can be a real killer . . . When Lily Mason and her human boyfriend Parker Knowles help a friend rescue two abused pitties, they're determined to find out who abandoned the dogs in a deserted house. But the decrepit home has other secrets, too, such as the dead body in the basement.For once, Lily hasn't stumbled upon a corpse, but Parker's buddy has—and he's arrested for murder. With the help of their friends, human and non-human alike, Lily and Parker are determined to find out what really happened.Even if it means putting their own lives in danger.
The second in a New York Times bestselling author's wildly imaginative series about the nature of consciousness, set on a planet of unusual animals.When Shep participates in the student exchange program, he finds himself in the body of a man on a rustic colony planet. Then a native sheep comes to the door. It seems Shep must become a literal shepherd, to his dismay. These are very special sheep, deadly, telepathic, and precognitive, and their will governs.They also recruit a Vulture, a Python, and a lovely Elf girl for a dangerous journey. Then things get interesting. Soon Shep is deep in adventure and love. But he can't marry a native girl by proxy. Or can he? The most important thing he learns is to trust the sheep, no matter how wild it gets. Even when he returns to Earth . . .
Where there is light, there is hope.No longer stuck in Woodhaven, the survivors must race against the clock in order to get Mia to the City of Light before her delivery. Along the way, they meet a former resident of the City, and with this new acquaintance's help and guidance things begin looking up for Grady and company.But the wraiths, the darkness, and the constant snowstorms have other plans.
The arrogance of success. The criminality of using it to crush people under one's thumb.A license to destroy. More than a single life, entire cultures replaced. For a few credits more. Find the crime!Rivka can't touch him or can she? Will he allow it? In this part of space, he calls the shots.The Federation is on the outside looking in.From the frontier, a single business starts to take over. Not a crime family, like Nefas, but a single individual forcing people to sell their souls. Unlimited power. Like Satan has returned and demanded payment.You’ll know his name, soon enough. "Say my name!"Is what he's doing illegal? Rivka is going to find out. Can she stop him if it's not against the law?
This work by Keith Laumer, published in 1959, stems from the classic age of science fiction!The Earth is dying from something mysterious. Humanity has to find a colony deep in space that will enable them a sufficient level of technology to fight back. Surprisingly though, almost the whole crew of the ship sent to search for the colony want go back to Earth... Will our hero, Captain Greylorn, be able to suppress the mutiny and make some kind of future for mankind?
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