Dark City

Author: Kit Hallows

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539538028

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Page: 272

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Black Magic. Ritual Murders. Ancient Secrets. Welcome to the Dark City. Vampires, demons, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night are all in a day's work for supernatural Detective Morgan Rook. Until a malevolent force arrives, a force darker than anything he's ever known. When a new wave of ritual murders hits the city, Morgan thinks he's finally found his sworn enemy; the witch who cursed and killed the woman he loved. The witch he means to destroy by any means necessary. But as corpses appear inscribed with strange occult symbols, and rigged with paranormal traps, Morgan realizes he's facing a terrifying new evil. And that the only way of stopping the killer is to confront his own past by entering a terrifying labyrinth of shadows. Dark City is a fast paced urban fantasy supernatural thriller brimming with magic, spine-chilling horror and otherworldly monsters.
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Heroines & Hellions

An Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Collection

Author: Margo Bond Collins,Erin Hayes,Monica Corwin,Melanie Karsak,Bec McMaster,Heather Marie Adkins,Jade Kerrion,SJ Davis,Rene Folsom,Michelle Hercules,LJ Andrews,Louisa Klein,Melle Amade,Ashley C. Harris,Kim Cleary,Maria Monroe,Christina Walker,Alex Owens,D.D. Miers,Gina A. Watson,Ash Krafton,Elise Marion,Carly Fall

Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing

ISBN: 1537850601

Category: Fiction

Page: 3545

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NO DAMSELS ALLOWED! 20 Kickass Heroines. 20 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Novels. 0 Damsels in Distress. Do you like your leading ladies to save the day…or raze it? No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 20 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy and fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then you’re ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy/Fantasy collection! Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today! New York Times bestselling authors Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak Award-Winning author Bec McMaster USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis Award-Winning author Rene Folsom USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules LJ Andrews Louisa Klein USA Today bestselling author Melle Amade Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris Award-Winning author Kim Cleary Writer’s Digest Award Winning Author Maria Monroe Christina Walker USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens Award-Winning author D.D. Miers Award-Winning author Gina A. Watson USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton Elise Marion Award-Winning author Carly Fall
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Wrath & Ruin

Author: J.L. O'Faolain

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1627982396

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Superhero Push and his team have battled many problems in Shove Point. Now they face an alien invasion, but there's friction in the group.
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Pile of Bones

Author: Bailey Cunningham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624892

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In one world, they’re ordinary university students. In another world, they are a company of heroes in a place of magic and myth called Anfractus… The Cree called the area Oscana, “pile of bones,” a fertile hunting ground where game abounded. The white settlers changed that to Wascana. And centuries later, it became Wascana Park, a wooded retreat in the midst of the urban sprawl of Regina. For a select few, who stay in the park until midnight, the land reverts into a magical kingdom, populated by heroes and monsters. They become warriors, bards, archers, gladiators. In the city called Anfractus, they live out a real-life role playing game. All harmless fun—until they find themselves in the middle of an assassination plot which threatens to upset the balance of everything. Politics are changing, and old borders are about to disappear. The magic of Anfractus is bleeding into the real world—an incursion far more dangerous than the students suspect. Only they know what is happening—and only they can stop it...
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Tales Before Narnia

The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction

Author: Douglas A. Anderson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345504437

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own. In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them: “The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.” Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mage Volume 5

The Hero Denied Book One

Author: Matt Wagner

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 9781534304895

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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The fifth of six volumes collecting Matt Wagner's epic modern-day fantasy trilogy, MAGE, BOOK THREE: THE HERO DENIED is the long-awaited conclusion to the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Almost a decade has passed since the events of MAGE, BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED. Now married to the witch Magda and father to two young children, Kevin strives to remain removed from the supernatural struggle that might threaten his family's safety. Unfortunately, dark and familiar forces conspire to flush him out of hiding, forcing the Pendragon to summon the power that is his legacy--and once again draw the mystic weapon Excalibur. Matt Wagner's classic epic of comics fantasy was at the vanguard of the independent comics scene and continues to be an inspiration for many contemporary creators, longtime fans, and new readers alike. Nearing twenty years in the making, this is the first collected edition of MAGE: THE HERO DENIED and includes issues #0-8.
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The Labyrinth Index

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 1250196078

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.” —The Washington Post Book World The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the world in The Labyrinth Index, beginning an exciting new story arc in Charles Stross' Hugo Award-winning Laundry Files series! Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhari Murphy has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N’yar Lat-Hotep a.k.a the Creeping Chaos? Mhari's most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgûl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu. It's now up to Mhari and her team to race against the Nazgûl's vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president. Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Sigils and Spells

A Limited Edition Urban Fantasy Collection

Author: Lori Titus,Kris Austen Radcliffe,Heather Marie Adkins,Alex Owens,Lee Hayton,Rita Stradling,Eva Pohler,M.R. Graham,Carmen Fox,Tina Glasneck,Sedona Venez,J.N. Colon,Cheri Winters,Katalina Leon,RJ Blain,Cate Farren,Amy Evans,Catherine Banks,V.A. Dold,Dylan Keefer,Ali Cross,Michel Prince,Danny Bell,Tiana Laveen,Faith Marlow,Luchesi

Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing

ISBN: 1537844814

Category: Fiction

Page: 6056

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A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark. Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe. SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars. From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now. Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today - before it disappears forever! *** Including stories from... Lori Titus Kris Austen Radcliffe USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins and Alex Owens USA Today bestselling author Lee Hayton Rita Stradling Eva Pohler Faith Marlow & Lily Luchesi M.R. Graham Award-Winning author Carmen Fox Tina Glasneck Sedona Venez J.N. Colon Cheri Winters USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon RJ Blain USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren Amy Evans Catherine Banks Award-Winning author V.A. Dold Dylan Keefer Award-Winning author Ali Cross Michel Prince Danny Bell Tiana Laveen
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Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.
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The Ivory and the Horn

Author: Charles de Lint

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765316790

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Set in the fantastic city of Newford, the locale of Widdershins, a collection of fifteen urban fantasy tales explores the nature of art, the souls of the poor, and the power of desire, in such works as "Our Lady of the Harbour," "Winter Was Hard," "Waifs and Strays," and "Bird Bones and Wood Ash." Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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The Jennifer Morgue

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441016716

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A geekish demonology hacker for "The Laundry," Bob Howard finds himself forced into the unlikely role of savior of the world, when ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington embarks on plans to release an eldritch horror that communicates with the dead, the Jennifer Morgue, from the depths of the sea in order to rule the world.
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The Masque of the Red Death

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1629213853

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous authors in American history.Much of Poes work is incomparably dark and bizarre yet he also wrote the classic poem The Raven and is often credited as the inventor of detective fiction.This edition of Poes The Masque of the Red Death includes a table of contents.
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The Poetics of Science Fiction

Author: Peter Stockwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 8908

The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the extreme conditions offered by science fiction to develop new insights into the language of the literary context. The discussion ranges from a detailed investigation of new words and metaphors, to the exploration of new worlds, from pulp science fiction to the genre's literary masterpieces, its special effects and poetic expression. Speculations and extrapolations throughout the book engage the reader in thought-experiments and discussion points, with selected further reading making it a useful source book for classroom and seminar.
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The Backworlds

Author: M. Pax

Publisher: M. Pax

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the first book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. After the war with the Foreworlders, Backworlders scatter across the remaining planets. Competition is fierce, and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to improve his fortunes by destroying his son. He tells his only boy their moon isn’t big enough for them both and gives Craze a ticket for the next transport leaving the space dock. Cut off from everyone he knows with little money and no knowledge of the worlds beyond, Craze must find a way to forge a new life and make his father regret this day. First, he must survive.
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Nightshade Book

ISBN: 9781597808293

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the seventh volume of this series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman Kim Robinson Stephen King Linda Nagata Laird Barron Margo Lanagan And many others With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this “light” creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness, as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.
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Distraction

Author: Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307796787

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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It's November 2044, an election year, and the state of the Union is a farce. The government is broke, the cities are privately owned, and the military is shaking down citizens in the streets. Washington has become a circus and no one knows that better than Oscar Valparaiso. A political spin doctor, Oscar has always made things look good. Now he wants to make a difference. But Oscar has a skeleton in his closet. His only ally: Dr. Greta Penninger, a gifted neurologist at the bleeding edge of the neural revolution. Together they're out to spread a very dangerous idea whose time has come. And so have their enemies: every technofanatic, government goon, and laptop assassin in America. Oscar and Greta might not survive to change the world, but they'll put a new spin on it. From the Paperback edition.
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I-O

Author: Simon Logan

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 189481505X

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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i-o is the first collection of industrial fiction to be manufactured by simon logan. It contains eight stories, none of which have been seen before, exploring a world of dead TV's, hallucinogenic chemicals, sad machines and concrete wastelands of scrap metal. The settings are as carcinogenic as a lethal poison, the characters constructed like semi-automatic pistols. Here the only future is that which is produced on the assembly line in one hundred thousand identical units from which you must choose. Welcome to the realm of the cybergoth - welcome to Science Friction.
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The Lazarus War: Origins

Author: Jamie Sawyer

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316386464

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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"A gripping read that moves at warp speed." - Jack Campbell on The Lazarus War: Artefact For someone who has died and come back as many times as Conrad Harris, the nickname Lazarus is well-deserved. His elite military teams are specialists in death - running suicide missions in simulant bodies to combat the alien race known as the Krell. But now the Krell Empire has wreaked such devastation that military command is desperate for a new strategy. And Harris and his team are being sent on a mission that could finally turn the tide of the war.
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Lady of Devices

A Steampunk Adventure Novel

Author: Shelley Adina Bates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939087003

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin's son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world. At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices . . . When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .
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