The Snowmelt River

Author: Frank P. Ryan

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

ISBN: 1623650496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 720

View: 2705

Frank P. Ryan, author of Goodbye Baby Blue and Tiger Tiger, is a multiple-bestselling author in the UK and the US. His books have been translated into over ten different languages. The Snowmelt River has been called "Enthralling. Not many books have this cosmic ability," by The Los Angeles Times. On the summit of the fabled Irish mountain known as Slievenamon there is a gate to an ancient land of immense and terrifying power. Hidden to most humans, the gate of Feimhin has lain closed for centuries, the secret of its opening long lost. But now Alan, Kate, Mark, and Mo-four orphans of vastly different backgrounds, drawn together by forces they barely understand-must pass through the portal to face their destinies. What they find beyond is the enchanted but war-ravaged world of Tir, a strange and dangerous land peopled by beings of magic. Here death waits at every corner, and the four new arrivals must learn to fight if they are to survive. And they'd better learn quickly, because the powerful Tyrant of the Wastelands, whose fearsome Death Legion stalks the land, will destroy anything and anyone standing in the way of his plan to become the overlord of Tir.

The Crimson Campaign

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316219096

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 3665

GUNPOWDER AND BULLETS WILL DETERMINE THE VICTOR. When invasion looms... Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies, and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god, Kresimir. But the threats are closer to home...In Adro, Inspector Adamat wants only to rescue his wife. To do so he must track down and confront the evil Lord Vetas. He has questions for Vetas concerning his enigmatic master, but the answers will lead Adamat on a darker journey. Who will lead the charge?Tamas's generals bicker among themselves, the brigades lose ground every day beneath the Kez onslaught, and Kresimir wants the head of the man who shot him in the eye. With Tamas and his powder cabal presumed dead, Taniel Two-shot finds himself as the last line of defense against Kresimir's advancing army. THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN continues the most acclaimed and action-packed new epic fantasy series in years, following on from Promise of Blood - an adrenaline-fuelled debut of flintlock mages, civil war, and cold-blooded murder in a world where gods walk the earth.

Frostborn: The Broken Mage (Frostborn #8)

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6260

RIDMARK ARBAN is the Gray Knight, exiled and outcast, seeking to stop the return of the dreaded Frostborn. At last he has come to the perilous ruins of Khald Azalar, where the answer to his quest awaits. Assuming the master of Khald Azalar does not kill him first. MORIGNA was the Witch of the Hills. Now the dark magic within Morigna threatens to devour her. Unless Morigna can tame the power, it will transform her into everything she has always hated. MARA's father was a dark elven noble of terrible power. She escaped his grim realm, but now she must confront him once more, or join countless generations of his slaves in death. CALLIANDE has sought for answers since the day of the great omen heralding the return of the Frostborn. Her answers await in the darkness of Khald Azalar. But the truth might be more than she can bear...

Wrath of Empire

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316407240

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 4656

The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michel may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Continue the pistol-packing fantasy series by the author whose debut novel Brandon Sanderson called "just plain awesome!" Gods of Blood and PowderSins of EmpireWrath of Empire For more from Brian McClellan, check out: Powder MagePromise of BloodThe Crimson CampaignThe Autumn Republic

Catlorian Iv

Fire Gap Keep

Author: R.L. Pool

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489716475

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 4349

The game is in play, and pieces are being moved quickly on the worlds board. Master Lord Banshee has once again escaped imprisonment and is stealthily moving against Tael. Because he has lost his hold on the realms to the east of the Shederiallis Mountains, he should be attempting to change his strategy. But why isnt he? Priestess Dementhal, the newly-appointed guardian of Dragon-kind, wants an answer to that question as she leads a group to find and keep weapons of the Mage War from Lord Banshee. That same question is on the minds of others who have taken the realms of Tael away from Lord Banshees lackeys and pushed the gualu to seek safety elsewhere. Another priestess who knows an artifact may weaken Lord Banshees powers returns with her sister to the Dark Keep to find what should never have been created. After they are joined by a huntmaster and a group of companions skilled in both war and magic, they must face many obstacles that leave them wondering if their time will run out before the dark lord destroys Tael. Catlorian IV: Fire Gap Keep follows adventurers into darkness to find an artifact that they can only hope will stop a dark master on a vengeful journey.

The Autumn Republic

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 031621910X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1547

IN A RICH, DISTINCTIVE WORLD THAT MIXES MAGIC WITH TECHNOLOGY, WHO COULD STAND AGAINST MAGES THAT CONTROL GUNPOWDER AND BULLETS? The capital has fallen... Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. An army divided... With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son. All hope rests with one... And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed... THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC is the epic conclusion that began with Promise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.

The Mindmage's Wrath

A Book of Underrealm

Author: Garrett Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941076439

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 5061

A murder in the Academy reveals a darkness growing upon the Seat. Ebon has survived the attack upon the High King's Seat, and now the Academy struggles to piece itself together in the midst of civil war. Now a quiet urgency hangs over all the lessons taught within the citadel; every student knows the spells they learn now may one day save their lives from the enemies of the King. Then an instructor is found dead in the Academy's halls--their throat slit by an unknown assassin. Panic creeps in, while Ebon and his friends hear of thefts from the Academy's vaults. Artifacts of incredible power are disappearing one by one, and are clearly connected to the murder. Theren thinks she knows who the thief is, but cannot prove it. And so Ebon and his friends must reveal the identity of the murderer, before they strike again. This gripping tale of mystery and magic reveals a new, darker side of Underrealm. Start reading now--unless you plan on sleeping any time soon.

Promise of Blood

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316219029

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9102

The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it. It's a bloody business overthrowing a king... Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. It's up to a few... Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. But when gods are involved... Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should... In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets? PROMISE OF BLOOD is the start of a new epic fantasy series from Brian McClellan. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy.

The Mage's Daughter

Author: Leslie Kennedy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479767964

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 7332

About the Mages Daughter By Leslie Kennedy Having a bad day? Wake up not knowing who you are, where you are, or the language of the person around you. Then just as you are getting comfortable with the language and the routine of the way of life around you, your only link with wherever you are is wounded and locked inside her cottage, and it is set on fire and once the people who have done this leave you have no choice but to go to her, and the man who was trying to save her, rescue. Oh I forgot you only look to be about nine and the man is in full armor. So is your day better than hers? If not make sure you get plenty of rest so you have a fresh mind for what faces you tomorrow, and stay alert for whatever is left of today!

The Dragons of Dorcastle

Author: Jack Campbell

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625671199

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 334

View: 8414

Dematr is a world ruled by the diametrically opposed Mage and Mechanic Guilds. For centuries, the two Great Guilds have been bitter rivals. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind to stop the Storm. Mari is a brilliant young Mechanic, just out of the Guild Halls, where she has spent most of her life learning how to run the steam locomotives and other devices of her Guild. Alain is the youngest Mage ever to learn how to change the world he sees with the power of his mind. Each has been taught that the works of the other's Guild are frauds. But when their caravan is destroyed, they must join forces. Their union could save the world from the approaching Storm, but it could also upend the Great Guilds who will stop at nothing to preserve their power. Mari and Alain will have to choose between protecting their lives and their Guilds, or risking everything to protect Dematr from the coming Storm.

Sins of Empire

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316375128

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 6307

A new epic fantasy series from highly acclaimed fantasy author, Brian McClellan, set in the same world as The Powder Mage trilogy. A world on the cusp of a new age... The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place -- a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of an oppressed population and the machinations of powerful empires. Sedition is a dangerous word... The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be purged with guile and force, a task which falls on the shoulders of a spy named Michel Bravis, convicted war hero Mad Ben Styke, and Lady Vlora Flint, a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present. The past haunts us all... As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries. For more from Brian McClellan, check out: The Powder Mage Trilogy Promise of Blood The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic

Allegories

Author: Frederic William Farrar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English allegory literature

Page: 365

View: 7806


The Hidden Masters of Marandur

Author: Jack Campbell

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625671326

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 369

View: 6960

When Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain took down the Dark Mechanics and Dark Mages at Dorcastle, they thought they’d covered their involvement well enough to divert their Guilds’ suspicions. The assassins sent after them by their Guilds, which had trained them from childhood, indicate otherwise. Armed with the knowledge that their respective Guilds are now trying to kill them, and knowing their strengths are greater together, they reunite. Rumor has it the key to saving their world from the Guilds’ iron-fisted rule is in the dead city of Marandur. But before they can even attempt to traverse the empty wastelands and avoid the imperial guards surrounding Marandur, they’ll have to survive the Guilds’ agents, who are determined to capture them at any cost, and by any means necessary.

The Innocent Mage

Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316212792

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 8531

"The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything." Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars?and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, people dedicated to preserving an ancient magic. Asher might have come to the city to make his fortune, but he will find his destiny.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment

Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 5612

“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

Myrren's Gift

The Quickening Book One

Author: Fiona McIntosh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061828025

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5872

Destined by blood to command the Morgravian army, Wyl Thirsk assumes his awesome responsibility while barely a teenager when his father meets an early death -- a duty that calls him to the royal palace of Stoneheart and into the company of the crown prince Celimus. Already a spiteful and cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus forces his virtuous new general to bear witness to his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, at the same time inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With dread war looming in the north, Wyl must obey the treacherous dictates of Celimus and embark on a suicidal journey to the court of an ancient enemy -- armed with a strange and awesome secret that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend as well.

Red Magic

Author: Jean Rabe

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9781560761181

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 3360

When a powerful and ambitious Red Wizard uses his evil spells to gain control of the country, the Harpers send a magic-wielding council member to Thay to work with their human and centaur agents

Mind Hacks

Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain

Author: Tom Stafford,Matt Webb

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390969

Category: Computers

Page: 396

View: 5564

The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen.Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together.Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.

Battlemage

Author: Stephen Aryan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 031629828X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5947

"I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone," Balfruss growled. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand." Balfruss is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises his kind. Vargus is a common soldier -- while mages shoot lightning from the walls of the city, he's down in the front lines getting blood on his blade. Talandra is a princess and spymaster, but the war may force her to risk everything and make the greatest sacrifice of all. Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.