Thurvok the sellsword and his companions Meldom, thief and occasional assassin, and the sorceress Sharenna are fleeing across the Bleak Heath after saving Meldom's childhood sweetheart Lysha from the gallows. Weary and exhausted, they are relieved to come upon a hut on the heath. But what they find inside that hut may well be more dangerous than the heath itself.
This is a novelette of 10500 words or approx.. 35 print pages in the Thurvok sword and sorcery series, but may be read as a standalone. Includes an introduction and afterword.
Enter the New York Times bestselling Malazan universe with this prequel trilogy
Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the second novel in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy trilogy, one that takes place a millennium before the events in his New York Times bestselling Malazan Book of the Fallen.
It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power…and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm. As rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold.…
Ruby Achera just wanted a nice, quiet drink at her family's casino in Magic City.The Mist Casino sits just above a kemana with an interior that would make a ghost feel right at home. Of course it does. After all, Magic City has to compete with nearby Vegas. A different kind of magic.Ruby is just back from University for the summer, catching up with an old friend when everything changes with a bang! A series of small blasts are exploding all around her. Chips are flying through the air. Someone wanted to announce their arrival in town. But who?Ruby is about to get drawn into a battle for control of Magic City. They just made the fight personal. Is the Ebon Dragon Casino next?Will Ruby's secrets get in her way?What waits at the end could change her life forever, if she survives the journey.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring... Trapped and afraid, the Doctor and Charley are forced to play detective to murders with no motive, where even the victims don't stay dead. Time is running out.
In the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, powerful and brutal rulers. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. Between him and his goal laythe bones of those who had gone before.
A U.S. soldier in Iraq faces unimaginable horrors when the war-torn country is overrun by zombies in this apocalyptic military thriller.
When Cale was sent to Iraq, he had the typical feelings of any soldier going to war: missing his family, unease about taking a human life, and the fear of never returning home. But of all the concerns that crossed Cale’s mind, he never thought he’d face a zombie apocalypse.
After a massive zombie attack on their base, Cale and a few other soldiers desert their posts and begin the long journey home through the harsh terrain of the desert; a barren landscape swarming with not only undead cannibals, but also the enemy they were sent to fight.
Inspired by the author’s own experiences as a U.S. Army Soldier in Iraq, Blood on the Sand delves into the idea of not just surviving a zombie apocalypse but making the seemingly impossible trek home.
Blaize Clement, author of the critically acclaimed Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, delivers a compelling cozy in which pet sitter Dixie Hemingway must befriend numerous dogs and circus animals to find a deadly felon. When a dachshund she's walking digs up a dead body, she realizes the person she's just waved to-the one speeding away in the dead man's car-may be the murderer. Although Dixie can't ID this mysterious driver, the killer got a good look at her-and Dixie's life is in danger.
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