By D. M. Cornish
Rossamünd Bookchild is ultimately changing into a lamplighter. Sworn into the Emperor's provider, his accountability is to mild the lamps alongside the Emperor's highways, and safeguard all tourists from the ferocious bogles that dwell within the wild. yet he's chanced on it no more straightforward to slot in with the lamplighters than he ever has - regularly too small and too meek, his loneliness keeps irrespective of how not easy he attempts to be triumphant. but if a haughty younger woman, a member of a suspiciously-regarded society of all-women teratologists is pressured upon the lamplighters for education, Rossamünd may possibly not be the main despised soul round.
By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Acclaimed writer L. E. Modesitt, Jr. maintains his new Recluce tale in Mage-Guard of Hamor, the second one of 2 volumes set totally on the continent of Hamor, a ways around the sea from Recluce, the place the tale all started.
Rahl used to be a tender apprentice at the island of Recluce despatched to the mages education institution for checking out, then banished to Hamor. His schooling now maintains less than risky circumstances. In Hamor, his powers have elevated, yet so has the quantity of hassle he attracts.
The entire society of Hamor is a brand new tradition for Modesitt—and Rahl—to discover, one during which magic is a monopoly of the state. Rahl is a mage now, strong and nonetheless simply as harmful to himself and to others. this can be the tale of ways he earnings either extra wisdom and tool, and extra self-control.
By Harper Alexander
Within the aftermath of devastating quakes that experience rattled the earth to its bones, the US is a shambles. Unrecognizable. Roads have crumbled and expertise has shorted out all over the world, and folks have reverted to the methods of the pony. Alannis Wilde is a horse whisperer, creating a method for herself education horses for the hundreds, to satisfy the recent call for. yet whereas a few are thinking about choosing up the items, others have taken up a extra opportunist stance, intending to benefit from the weak, crippled state. a brand new empire is spreading, sanctioned by means of a guy named Gabriel. He has harnessed a fearsome new creature at the present time – the unwell or differently mutated equines referred to as the Demon Horses; fanged, clawed, fire-breathing beasts. Recruited because the perfect candidate for getting ready general mounts to affix the nation's protecting armies, Alannis unearths herself promoted into this video game of warfare. yet she has different secrets and techniques in addition to the facility to whisper to horses. There are different voices that whisper to her. And her reward can be one befitting not just one side's wishes, yet because the treacherous bridge among either.
By Adrian Tchaikovsky
The 1st quantity in a dramatic and vibrant new myth sequence, ‘Shadows of the Apt’, issues the struggle for survival opposed to a menacingly regimented empire. Seventeen years in the past Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the town of Myna in a brutal battle of conquest. given that then he has preached vainly by contrast risk in his domestic urban of Collegium, yet now the Empire is at the march, with its spies and its armies in every single place, and the Lowlands lie at once in its direction. the entire whereas, Stenwold has been education younger brokers to struggle the Wasp develop, and the most recent recruits comprise his niece, Che, and his mysterious ward, Tynisa. whilst his house is violently attacked, he's compelled to ship them prior to him and, hotly pursued, they fly by means of airship to Helleron, the 1st urban in line for the most recent Wasp invasion. Stenwold and Che are Beetle-kinden, one of the human races that take their powers and notion each one from a totem insect, yet he additionally has allies of many breeds: Mantis, Spider, Ant, with their very own specific abilities. most popular is the lethal Mantis-kinden warrior, Tisamon, yet different impossible allies additionally subscribe to the reason. As issues cross from undesirable to worse amid escalating hazards, Stenwold learns that the Wasps intend to exploit the newly accomplished railroad among Helleron and Collegium to release a lightning strike into the center of the Lowlands. Then he gathers all of his brokers to strength a last showdown within the engine backyard . . .
By John Norman
The maritime ubarate of Cos and her allies are mounting an assault on Ar on fronts, from the South with a big invasion strength and within the North with an expeditionary strength besieging Ar’s Station, Ar’s base of strength within the sizeable arable basin of Gor’s mightiest river, the Vosk. Dietrich of Tarnburg, a mercenary, has seized Torcodino, with its shops of army offers, to quickly halt the march of Cos on Ar as a way to purchase Ar time to prepare for her safeguard. Cabot has brought letters from Dietrich to the regent of Ar, apprising him of the placement at Torcodino. Tarl escapes his imprisonment and ponders no matter if he may still then flee Ar’s Station, making his strategy to freedom via its miseries and desolations, its ruins and flames, or shall he stay, to safeguard her weakened, betrayed, ravenous defenders, those that were his very captors?
Rediscover this brilliantly imagined international the place males are masters and girls stay to serve their each wish.
By Elizabeth Haydon
On his first day at the task as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme—known as Ven—is despatched via King Vandemere on a mystery challenge in the partitions of the Gated urban. The king warns Ven to take care—because when you input the Gated urban, it's possible you'll by no means be allowed to depart. The Gated urban is governed by means of the strong Raven’s Guild, and the guild is governed by means of the Queen of Thieves.
Ven and his buddies input the Gated urban prepared for experience. but if one buddy is abducted and it's printed that they're touring within the corporation of the runaway daughter of the Queen of Thieves herself, their experience turns lethal. For the ruthless Thief Queen will cease at not anything to get her daughter back….
By Sean A. Moore
Nightmares come to lifestyles while Conan falls sufferer to the insidious curse of a loss of life shaman. Conan realizes that whatever deeper is at paintings whilst his nights are full of bad goals of bloodshed that threaten to force him mad. Now, Conan will desire all his might--wits as sharp as his sword--to separate from from the Shaman's nefarious hex.
By John Norman
Former Earthman Tarl Cabot reveals himself within the so much wicked urban on Gor. Port Kar is a urban of robbers, brigands, and males with no allegiance to any reason or nation the place the vulnerable are fast ate up by way of the robust. in spite of the fact that, Tarl is ready to flourish within the cutthroat surroundings of the town, for he's a robust Tarnsman, used to having his means. He unearths that there's a lot to benefit in Port Kar, the place the folk are celebrated for his or her ability of educating their voluptuous slaves into utter obedience.
Rediscover this brilliantly imagined international the place males are masters and ladies dwell to serve their each hope.
By Luke Scull
In The Grim Company, Luke Scull brought an impressive and forbidding band of anti-heroes fighting opposed to ruthless Magelords and significant terrors. the journey maintains because the company—now broken—face new risks on own quests…
As Davarus Cole and his former partners have been quickly to find, the White Lady’s successful liberation of Dorminia has no longer led to the liberty they as soon as imagined. an individual perceived as a chance has been seized and imprisoned—or exiled to darker regions—leaving the White Lady’s rule unchallenged and absolute. however the White girl will be wiser to not spurn her former supporters: Eremul the Halfmage has realized of a race of immortals often called the Fade, and if he can't persuade the White girl in their life, all of humanity can be in danger.
Far to the north, Brodar Kayne and Jerek the Wolf proceed their odyssey to the excessive Fangs simply to discover themselves stuck in a conflict among a demon horde and their enemy of outdated, the Shaman. And within the wondrous urban of Thelassa, Sasha needs to triumph over demons of her own.
Because the Fade are coming…
From the Hardcover edition.
By Adam Bank, Jeremiah Genest, Damelon Kimbrough
From the academies of Greece, the cults of Rome, the scriptoriums of Christian clergymen, the minarets of Islamic sages, and the stone circles of the ancients, the secret of magic whispers to these important few who own the reward. The Order of Hermes, the legacy of the best wizards of Mythic Europe, listens good. The Mysteries dares Ars Magica avid gamers to delve deeper within the minds of magi than ever prior to by way of revealing a brand new point of intrigue and magic at paintings in the Order of Hermes. This new complement for taking part in airtight magi exposes a treasure-trove of secrets and techniques from the discoverers of magic and the hidden sects in the Order. Dozens of latest spells, lab actions, and Virtues deliver medieval technological know-how, magic, and mysticism to lifestyles, together with the marvels of alchemy, dream magic, astrology, and daemonology.