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New Arrivals - Fantasy
"The Tower Syndicate will fall... The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage including a rare Skill and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt. If he can figure out how... Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He's fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but hed never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get.... And if they can survive. Neither is used to trusting. But theres something between them that cant be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can't figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is...."--Publisher's description.
Deckard Cain is the last of the Horadrim, the sole surviving member of a mysterious and legendary order. Assembled by the archangel Tyrael, the Horadrim were charged with the sacred duty of seeking out and vanquishing the three Prime Evils: Diablo (the Lord of Terror), Mephisto (the Lord of Hatred), and Baal (the Lord of Destruction). As the decades passed, the Horadrim's strength diminished, and they fell into obscurity. Now all of their collected history, tactics, and wisdom lie within the aged hands of one man. A man who is growing concerned. Dark whisperings have begun to fill the air, stories of ancient evil stirring, rumblings of a demonic invasion set to tear the land apart. Amid the mounting dread, Deckard Cain uncovers startling new information that could bring about the salvation--or ruin--of the mortal world: other remnants of the Horadrim still exist. He must unravel where they have been and why they are hiding from one of their own. As Cain searches for the lost members of his order, he is thrust into an alliance with an unlikely ally: Leah, an eight-year-old girl feared by many to carry a diabolical curse. What is her secret? How is it tied to the prophesied End of Days? And if there are other living Horadrim, will they be able to stand against oblivion? These are the questions Dekard must answer.
"A contemporary fantasy of mystery and death as American expats battle Japanese gods and monsters to retrieve an ancient artifact that can destroy the world"--Amazon.com.
Richard Blanzac, a San Francisco-based rare book dealer, opens a box of consignment items and encounters the unexpected. There, among an assortment of literary rarities, he discovers a manuscript in verse, an Ace Double Novel, and a scattering of very old cigarette butts. These commonplace objects serve as catalysts for an extraordinary-- and unpredictable-- adventure.
Jack Winter is back. But his demons are far from behind him. Jack Winter and his girlfriend Pete Caldecott have encountered a lot of strange creatures in the Black -- primordial demons, hungry ghosts, witch hunters, and the Prince of Hell himself, Belial. When Belial asks Jack for one last favor to help him keep his throne, Jack may have finally met his match because Belial's rival is something that no one - human or demon - has ever seen before... There's a revolution brewing in Hell, and Jack might be the only one who can stop Belial's rival from ripping a hole between the Black and the mortal world -- a catastrophe that could be worse than Armageddon.
"Magic uses blood-- a lot of it. The more that?s used, the more powerful the effect, so mages find ?volunteers? to fuel their spells. Lem, however, is different. Long ago he set up a rule that lets him sleep at night: never use anyone?s blood but your own. He?s grifting through life as a Trickster, performing only small Glamours like turning one-dollar bills into twenties. He and his sidekick, Mags, aren?t doing well, but they?re getting by. That is, until they find young Claire Mannice-- bound and gagged, imprisoned in a car?s trunk, and covered with invisible rune tattoos. Lem turns to his estranged mentor for help, but what they've uncovered is more terrifying than anybody could have imagined. Mika Renar, the most dangerous Archmage in the world, is preparing to use an ocean of blood to cast her dreams into reality-- and Lem just got in her way"--P.  of cover.
Aoife Grayson will do anything to make her way to the Deadlands and try to win back her love, Dean, who died helping her, even if that means killing Tremaine, who has vowed to keep her in the Thorn Lands, the faerie home of her mother Nerissa.
Four years after the horrific events in Leadville, a young woman from England, Victoria Dawes, sets into motion a series of events that will lead Cora and herself out into the New Mexico desert in pursuit of Anaba, a Navajo witch bent on taking revenge for the atrocities committed against her people.
Draken vae Khellian is banished to the forbidding magical land of Akrasia and is pressed into the service of a young queen at the same time he pursues affairs with an enigmatic necromancer and a servant girl.
Anderson orders private eye Nikki Glass to use her powers to locate Konstantin, the former leader of the Olympians who has gone into hiding. She resists the idea until a series of attacks lead her to believe that Konstantin is no longer in hiding and is gunning for her and Anderson. However, tension mounts when Nikki begins to suspect that Konstantin might not be behind the attacks after all.
My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I'm Death's Daughter and as of very recently, the (reluctant) head of my father's company, Death, Inc. I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don't-know-where. Not a good thing. Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., cannot function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it is the zombie apocalypse come true. I've got to get back both for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity.
For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling through her teenage years without a father. Waiting in the wings is an ancient vampire ready to possess Caro's heart and to protect them both from harm. And, with her husband declared legally dead, Caro feels it is finally time to move on. A hemisphere away in a windowless compound, an Ottoman vampire lies dying from a rare blood disease, which has made him vulnerable to the faintest bit of light. Yet he is determined to vanquish its power over him to feel the sun on his face one last time. And in Caro's darkest fears he will be lifted into the light of day.
Discover a lost time. Here is the first Dragonriders of Pern short story collection. Join the original explorers of Pern; share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent as ships, aided by talking dolphins, braved the Pernese ocean; hear of the rescue of the original colonists--before the planet was cut off for all time.
Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is beginning to believe that the only way to find the keys she's been searching for and save her friends is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With the first portal of hell permanently open, the energies of the dark path are leaching into the world. Searching for Schmidt's killer and the keys at the same time, Risa and reaper Azriel track a shape-shifting spider spirit capable of changing her form into a seductive woman. But when they finally find the second key, the Aedh Lucian snatches it and disappears. Risa is intent on finding Lucian and fighting him to the death--for in her mind, she knows that neither can remain while the other lives....
The master thief Shadow Harold suffers the losses of friends and comrades when his quest for the peace-restoring Rainbow Horn is threatened by betrayal, battle, and a fierce obstacle that forces him to work alone.
Heuler's stories dart out at what the world is doing and center on how the individual copes with it. Anything is possible: people breed dogs with humans to create a servant class; beneath one great city lies another city, running it surreptitiously; an employee finds that her hair has been stolen by someone intent on getting her job; strange fish fall from trees and birds talk too much; a boy tries to figure out what he can get when the Rapture leaves good stuff behind. Everything is familiar; everything is different. Behind it all, is there some strange kind of design or merely just the chance to adapt?
Wizard and tattoo artist Gage escaped the dread Ivory Towers, but no one can outrun his past forever. The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they will stop at nothing - even destroying cities - to stop him...and the nascent human uprising.
In exchange for protection under Prince Anton, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe agree to use their skills as seers to solve a series of bizarre deaths, forcing them to navigate a dark and mysterious world where they discover they have more power than they could have ever imagined.
To keep three helpless were-dog children safe, occult bounty hunter Deacon Chalk must battle a trio of evil witches, which forces him to partner with a ruthless government agent, embrace a power beyond his imagining, and put both his team and his soul on the line.
The Empire's declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-pack, including the wife of the were pack-leader. With the pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen--she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the pack-leader--to save them.
"Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. Unfortunately, they can barely tolerate each other..."--P.  of cover.
Reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of Nick, a fatherless teen whose dreams of wonderland are replaced by the gritty reality of life and death, as Peter's recruits are forced into a lethal battle where the line between good and evil is blurred.
After forty years of war, an uneasy truce is called between two neighboring kingdoms. The chance for peace rests on diplomatic talks as well as the games, where two teams of fencers represent their nations at this pivotal moment.
Celia Adams, bodyguard, part siren, part vampire is called upon by her aunt, who is the queen of the sirens, to act as her cousin Adriana's bodyguard during Adriana's wedding since a conspiracy is afoot.
Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer braves the mysterious dangers of the Territories, a surreal parallel world, in his cross-country quest through the U.S. for the Talisman, the only hope for his dying mother and for his own survival.