Before Katie met Owen, the Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., team already had a job to do.
There’s spellcasting skullduggery at work in Manhattan, and Sam the gargoyle is on the case. This time, the shady spells look awfully familiar, like the work of outcast wizard Phelan Idris. There’s just no real evidence of his involvement, and without that, the MSI team can’t do anything to stop him from wreaking magical havoc in the city. To track the criminal enchantments back to their source, Sam will have to rally his security gargoyle pals, do some old-fashioned sleuthing, and keep his wizard friend Owen Palmer focused on the case instead of on that cute girl he spotted at the bookstore.
See the events that lead up to the beginning of Enchanted, Inc. in this Enchanted Universe novelette.
Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she's on the right side after all. Charlotte and her friends get to know the mystical New Orleans bayou, and deep into the shadowy tunnels below the city - the den of criminals, assassins and pirates - Charlotte must decide if the revolution's goals justify their means, or if some things, like the lives of her friends, are too sacred to sacrifice.
What the nobles don’t know can’t hurt them. But how long can the Maskers keep their secrets?
Fel and the other Maskers knew recovering the gifts of the past was worth the danger, so long as they could keep the worst of the bygone contraptions out of the wrong hands. They couldn't have predicted a wave of violence beyond Beffshire’s walls would summon a powerful inspector. Now he is convinced the Maskers are hiding something.
Unfortunately for them, he’s right.
But there is something shady about this inspector. Letting him claim their inventory might not simply destroy their legacy, it might deliver powerful and unpredictable artifacts directly into the clutches of forces with sinister aims.
Time is running out to thwart the inspector. How can Fel hide a shop full of goods right under the nose of the man with the power and authority to seize them?
When Steven is assaulted and nearly killed by a strange commando squad, all evidence of their attack points to one person. Thomas Hawklin, Steven’s estranged father who has in his possession what the commandos seek. Hilana, Queen of the subterranean empire.With blood spilled and tensions high. Steven must work fast to prevent the armies of the surface world from invading the underworld kingdom. While in turn stop the underground dwellers from unleashing a weapon so devastating that no one on the planet could survive.Descending into the belly of the earth, Steven leads his team into the dark recesses of the planet. His mission: save Hilana, stop the attack on the surface world and prevent a madman from carrying out his insidious plot.Inspired by the cliffhanger serials of the early twentieth century, Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire is a golden age adventure story, filled with Heroes and villains, giant spiders and beasts below. It’s an adventure story in the tradition of Buck Rogers, Doc Savage and Commando Cody.
Cleaning the galaxy, one cruise ship at a time.
When maintenance technician Triana Moore gets temporarily transferred to a passenger liner, she doesn't expect luxury and relaxation. Bot-minding is the same on a station or a ship. But with twelve-hour workdays and five roommates in her cabin, Triana thinks she should have read the employment contract more carefully.
Days into the cruise, her boss, Les, goes missing. Triana dusts off her sleuthing skills to start snooping. Together with a retired Marine Corps dance instructor, a socially inept hospitality intern, and her favorite security agent, she must navigate more than just the solar system. They dodge dance competition divas, reality show cameras, and the occasional wealthy sociopath to search for the missing supervisor.
Will they find Les before she goes dancing through the stars? And will they find time to hit the buffet before all the chocolate strawberries are gone?
"Gray dragons are different, my son. It means you must be careful; your skin will be pierced more easily. But on the other hand, having no hunger for gems and gold will allow you to live in the Upper World and far from men."High in the mountains, deep in the safety of a cave, a brood of dragons is born. The four young ones are among the last of a dying breed-the final hope for dragons' survival. But hope shatters when a murderous group of slave-trading dwarves breaks into the cave, leaving death and destruction in its wake.Only young Auron, a rare scaleless gray dragon, manages to escape. Armed with nothing save wit, claws, and a boundless determination to survive, he seeks his kind. But to find other dragons-or at least discover who's killing them off-Auron will have to search a world of mercenary elves, vicious humans, and dangers of all kinds. Winning allies in the strangest places-and finding himself along the way-Auron embarks on the journey of a thousand-year lifetime.
It's now generations after the firestorm that nearly consumed the earth, but the survivors haven't yet finished paying for the sins of the fathers. All of life suffered and of those that survived, not all survived well. This cradle of life is now home to forms fallen far from their human inheritance.Fear spreads like wildfire through the wastelands when an army of mutants, led by a charismatic and powerful lord, goes on the rampage. As panic and infighting cripple the baronies, Ryan Cawdor and his warrior survivalists must find a way to unite them befire the human race is wiped off the face of the earth.In the Deathlands, the future is just beginning.
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