Reign of Madness

Author: Lynn Cullen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101529350

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5085

From the author of The Creation of Eve, “an intoxicating tale of love, betrayal and redemption,”* comes a novel of passion and madness, royal intrigue and marital betrayal, set during the Golden Age of Spain. Juana of Castile, third child of the Spanish monarchs Isabel and Fernando, grows up with no hope of inheriting her parents’ crowns, but as a princess knows her duty: to further her family’s ambitions through marriage. When she weds the Duke of Burgundy, a young man so beautiful that he is known as Philippe the Handsome, she dares to hope that she might have both love and crowns. He is caring, charming, and attracted to her—seemingly a perfect husband. But when Queen Isabel dies, the crowns of Spain unexpectedly pass down to Juana, leaving her husband and her father hungering for the throne. Rumors fly that the young Queen has gone mad, driven insane by possessiveness. Locked away in a palace and unseen by her people for the next forty-six years, Juana of Castile begins one of the most controversial reigns in Spanish history, one that earned her the title of Juana the Mad. *The Washington Post A Best of the South 2011 selection by Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Exiled Queen

Author: Cinda Williams Chima

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423146425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8016

Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden's Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn't mean that danger isn't far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own.

The Wolf of the North

Wolf of the North Book 1

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539423447

Category: Magic

Page: 326

View: 5686

It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North.

A High-End Finish

Author: Kate Carlisle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451469194

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 6633

When her horrible blind date is found dead in the house she has been hired to restore and she is the main suspect, contractor Shannon Hammer investigates with the help of a handsome crime writer in order to clear her name.

Benjamin Ashwood

Author: Ac Cobble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947683006

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 7349

Life is simple in Ben¿s small town until an attack forces him to leave on an exciting journey. In his world, political, economic and military might create a system to keep the elite in power at the expense of the common man. As his knowledge and skill grows, he will have to decide if he wants to live within the system, flee from it or break it.

The Road to the King

The Tale of Joseph Asher

Author: Steven Styles,L. R. Styles

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496185679


Page: 304

View: 1219

In a vast, island nation-lying alone in the Great Sea between the East and West-prosperity and peace dwelt from one shore to the other. From the high, rocky peaks of the North to the swamps and cliffs of the South-and all great forests, villages and bustling towns in between-the citizens of The Kingdom lived and worked in safety. Yet, beneath the calm surface dwelt a vile, secret society... a simmering corruption waiting to emerge and swallow the entire nation. Stumbled upon by a mere peasant solider-a lieutenant on routine patrol of a rural highway-the hidden evil destroys his entire unit of Kingdom soldiers, leaving their wounded leader galloping madly for home. As Lieutenant John Asher lay dying on his own table, he recruited his young son-Joseph-to swiftly bear a warning message to the King. Alone the boy navigates the highways to The Capitol City, a majestic metropolis situated by The Great Bay. Joseph finds a way into the palace citadel and finally gain audience with the mysterious monarch-and his elite guard-the Shamar. Impressed by young Joseph's bravery the king grants him an unusual reward: an aristocrat's education alongside training, as a blacksmith. Despite ridicule and strife Joseph grows into a skilled swordsman, practicing his humble trade until called upon by the king to service, to stand in the way of the poison creeping into his land.

Stealing Sorcery

Author: Andrew Rowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519383969


Page: 492

View: 7554

The immortal sorcerers - three legendary figures that toppled the empire of Xixis. Each has lived for over a hundred years, leaving a powerful legacy in their wake. But their children do not share their renowned immortality - and when the firstborn son of Edrick Theas is killed, the sorceress Lydia Hastings is called to investigate the murder. When she discovers a sorcerous trail left by a creature of unfathomable power, she quickly realizes she needs outside help. And while Jonan Kestrian - a spy for a rival military power - might not be Lydia's first choice for an ally, she knows that he has the knowledge and skills that she needs. While Lydia and Jonan trace the assassin's trail, Taelien undergoes the Trials of Unyielding Steel, a series of tests to ensure his entry into the Paladins of Tae'os. As he trains for his trials, Taelien faces his fiercest rival yet - Velas Jaldin, a former member of Orlyn's Queensguard with the power to manipulate motion at her whim. With skills far beyond those of an ordinary soldier, the former Queensguard might be the killer that Lydia seeks - or the assassin's next victim.

Dark Tidings

Author: Ken Magee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908090225

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 3155

The thief, the wizard and the computer hacker. Way back in the medieval mists of time a thief and a disgraced wizard are thrust together in an executioner's dungeon. In the darkness, the wizard reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. Using this great spell, they escape their prison cell... and eventually their century. Catapulted into the 21st century, their lives collide with a computer hacker who has plans to wipe out the world's largest bank. But dangerous people are tracking their every move... What happens when ancient magic meets the internet? One thing is sure, modern life will never be the same again.

The Land Founding

Author: Aleron Kong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781546496212

Category: Video games

Page: 346

View: 6888

Discover Dr. Aleron Kong, the Father of American LitRPG! #1 in Cyberpunk and Video Game Science Fiction! Over EIGHTEEN HUNDRED positive reviews on Goodreads!!!When Richter was drawn into the greatest virtual reality MMORPG ever created,it seemed like a dream come true... until he found that nightmares walked The Land. He was confronted not only with a life and death struggle, but also with questions that would define his very soul. What would YOU do if you were transported into your favorite video game?What would YOU do if the gore, adventure and pain became real?What would YOU do to win?Richter confronted these questions while an enemy lay savaged and screaming at his feet. His lips pulled back in a blood-streaked smile. The answer was simple."Absolutely anything..."Welcome my friends! Welcome... to THE LAND!

Wrath of the Fallen

The Broken Pact

Author: Kristopher Jerome

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997054200

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2566

A tale of war and betrayal in a world shaped by the actions of mortals and the deaths of gods.

Into The Abyss

Author: J.L. Langland

Publisher: Council of Wizardry



Page: 520

View: 5369


Age of Swords

Book Two of The Legends of the First Empire

Author: Michael J. Sullivan

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 1101965371

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6340

The gods have been proven mortal and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth—from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series. In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without—and bitter rivalries from within. Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid—a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly. Don’t miss any of Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire novels: AGE OF MYTH | AGE OF SWORDS (Coming soon!) Praise for Michael J. Sullivan “If you enjoy epic fantasy, and are perhaps hungering for something with timeless appeal, then I highly recommend picking up Age of Myth.”—The BiblioSanctum, on Age of Myth “Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun.”—Publishers Weekly, on Theft of Swords “Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller.”—Library Journal, on Theft of Swords “With less gore and a smaller cast of characters than George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire but equally satisfying, Sullivan’s epic fantasy will be gaining fans at exponential rates.”—Library Journal, on The Rose and the Thorn

Cephrael's Hand

Author: Melissa McPhail

Publisher: Five Strands Publishing

ISBN: 1301985902

Category: Fiction

Page: 780

View: 8872

“All things are composed of patterns...” And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross: In Alorin...three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor’s brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D’Lacourte’s mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he’ll have to find him... In the kingdom of Dannym...the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord... In the Nadori desert...tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.


Author: Stephen Aryan

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316554804

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1411

When magic is feared, the mages must learn to fight for themselves in this powerful sequel to the standout epic fantasy Mageborn by Stephen Aryan. The land is in turmoil. Mages are hunted by men and gods alike. Even their own kind betray each other in the name of safety and protection. With their last refuge fallen, two young mages must conspire against a god to show the world that their abilities aren't a curse; they are the only way to ensure lasting peace. Under the threat of anti-magic fanatics, Wren struggles to find her place as a leader and to keep her people safe as they build a new home. While Danoph searches for answers on a spiritual journey, determined to find out who he really is and where he came from in an effort to calm the coming storm. Their world has turned against them, yet only they can save the world. The Age of DreadMagebornMagefall For more from Stephen Aryan, check out: Age of DarknessBattlemageBloodmageChaosmage

The Witch's Boy

Author: Michael Gruber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439575673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 377

View: 2813

A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed almost everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the desire for money and revenge against those who have hurt him, but he eventually finds his true heart's desire. Reprint.