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Geis of the Gargoyle

Since Xanth began, the gargoyles of that magical place have been under a magical compulsion to protect the purity of the Swan Knee River which flows into Xanth from dreary Mundania. But recently the pollution from the outside world has grown ever greater, and young Gary Gar, latest in a long line of gargoyle guardians, is finding it ever more difficult to fulfill his responsibilities.
So Gary does what any sensible Xanth resident with a dire dilemma would do. He goes to see the Good Magician Humfrey, who sends him on a peculiar quest–to transform himself into human shape, tutor a precocious child with more than her share of wild magical talents, and find a philter which can restore the river to its previous pristine state.

Geeks vs. Zombies

It’s geeks versus zombies in this action-packed thriller! There’s no rest for the Wiki . . . and the other survivors of The Disaster in this exclusive scene from Charlie Higson’s THE FEAR. The kids just want to celebrate World Book Day, but with drooling sickos lurking at every turn of the page, will they have a moment to return to normalcy, or will this be "the end" for the group?

The Gathering of the Lost

SHE WILL NOT STAND ALONE. Five years after the assault on her stronghold home, Malian of Night remains missing, believed dead amidst the wilds of Jaransor. But not all accept her death and now her enemies are on the hunt. Suspicion falls on heralds Tarathan and Jehane, who find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and murder amidst the Ijiri Festival of Masks. They flee bearing word of a death on the Wall – and a call to duty and honour that Malian must answer or be forsworn.
(source: Bol.com)

A Gathering of Shadows

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London. Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

Gather, Darkness!

**From a Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy: ****In a post-apocalyptic future, a priest must fight the forces of evil in order to bring freedom to humanity.**

Three-hundred and sixty years after a nuclear holocaust ravaged mankind, the world is fraught with chaos and superstition. Endowed with scientific knowledge lost to the rest of humanity, Techno-priests of the Great God now rule. Jarles, originally of peasant descent, rises to become a priest of the Great God. He knows that the gospel is nothing but trickery propagated by non-believers. One day, he defies his priestly training and attempts to incite the peasants to rebel—but Jarles is not the only dissenter trying to bring down the priesthood—witchcraft is slowly gaining strength and support among the populace. Little does Jarles know his rebellion is about to throw him headlong into the middle of the greatest holy war the world has ever seen.

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**From a Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy: ****In a post-apocalyptic future, a priest must fight the forces of evil in order to bring freedom to humanity.**

Three-hundred and sixty years after a nuclear holocaust ravaged mankind, the world is fraught with chaos and superstition. Endowed with scientific knowledge lost to the rest of humanity, Techno-priests of the Great God now rule. Jarles, originally of peasant descent, rises to become a priest of the Great God. He knows that the gospel is nothing but trickery propagated by non-believers. One day, he defies his priestly training and attempts to incite the peasants to rebel—but Jarles is not the only dissenter trying to bring down the priesthood—witchcraft is slowly gaining strength and support among the populace. Little does Jarles know his rebellion is about to throw him headlong into the middle of the greatest holy war the world has ever seen.

### L’autore
Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction’s legends. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of which were made into films, he is best known as creator of the classic Lankhmar fantasy series. Fritz Leiber has won awards too numerous to count including the coveted Hugo and Nebula, and was honored as a lifetime Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in 1992.

Gather Her Round

In critically-acclaimed Alex Bledsoe’s latest Tufa novel, a monster roams the woods of Cloud County, while another kind of evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Love and tragedy are not strange bedfellows among the Tufa. Young Kera Rogers disappears while hiking in the woods by Needsville. When her half-eaten remains are discovered, the blame falls upon a herd of wild hogs, a serious threat in this rural community. In response, the county’s best trackers, including game warden Jack Cates and ex-military Tufa Bronwyn Chess are assembled to hunt them down.

Kara’s boyfriend Duncan Gowen mourns her death, until he finds evidence she cheated on him with his best friend, Adam Procure. Seeking revenge, Duncan entices Adam to participate in their own boar hunt. Later, Bronwyn and Jack stumble across a devastated Duncan, who claims a giant boar impaled Adam and dragged him off. As this second death rocks the town, people begin to wonder who is really…

Gateway to the Universe: In Bad Company

**They say that behind every great man is a great woman…but what if that woman is a werewolf?**
What happens when Terry and Char meet Bethany Anne?
They get to do the Empress’ bidding, but not on Earth. With the infamous Valerie of New York, to space they go, to become the Direct Action Branch of Nathan Lowell’s Bad Company.
Before they reach Nathan on the other side of the galaxy, they find that space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. Are you ready to join them on their epic journey?

Gateway

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe…and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is…in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take! THE HEECHEE SAGA Book One:GATEWAY Book Two:BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON Book Three: HEECHEE RENDEZVOUS Book Four: THE ANNALS OF THE HEECHEE From the Paperback edition.

Gannon Morgan

[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Paranormal Romance, MM, vampires, HEA] What if your soul mate wasnt what you bargained for? When a virus destroys all women and turns most men into blood drinkers, keeping the blood supply untainted is of paramount importance. Sheriff Dillion McBride has inherited his fathers holdings, including the seven Morgan brothers. They will run his farm and provide him with a steady supply of pure blood, but to get them at optimal capacity for both, McBride needs to find them suitable mates, all the while ignoring his inappropriate longings for Caleb, the eldest Morgan brother. For Gannon Morgan, McBride buys Alden Jones. Gannon is stunned when he finds out Alden is deaf. Gannon feels slighted until he realizes he has more in common with the terrified thrall than he thought. Alden isnt too trusting, but he has no choice but to accept Gannon. Once he gets past his slovenly ways and his terrible scar, he hopes to discover a true soul mate, but he isnt holding his breath. Will the two men overcome their differences and manage to forge a relationship in this new world? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
(source: Bol.com)

Games of State

SUMMARY: In the newly unified Germany, old horrors are reborn. It is the beginning of Chaos Days, a time when neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect dead dreams. But this year Germany isn’t the only target. Plans are afoot to destabilize Europe and cause turmoil throughout the United States. Paul Hood and his team, already in Germany to buy a technology for the new Regional Op-Center, become entangled in the crisis. They uncover a shocking force behind the chaos — a group that uses cutting-edge technology to promote hate and to influence world events. A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology, Tom Clancy’s Op-Center is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik — inspiring this and other gripping novels.

Gameprey

A computer game convention becomes a hunting ground when the monsters from a new game escape and attack two members of the Net Force Explorers in virtual reality. Though nobody believes the danger is real, Matt and Maj call in the rest of the Explorers to discover who is behind the deadly rampage.

A Game of Ghosts

A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker Series #15) by John Connolly
**“An epic supernatural suspense that will forever reset your standards for summer thrillers. From secret realms and horrific homicides to hauntings and criminal empires, there isn’t a single dull sentence found in the pages of *A Game of Ghosts*—and you’ll love it.” —*Redbook*: 10 Books You Have to Read This Summer**
**Books Every Dad Will Love This Father’s Day—PopSugar **
Internationally bestselling author John Connolly returns with another “superb fusion of noir and the supernatural” (My Bookish Ways) in this latest thriller in his gripping Charlie Parker series.
It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator—he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker is drawn into Eklund’s world: a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts…

The Gambler

The Gambler by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
The first-person narrative is told from the point of view of Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The patriarch of the family, The General, is indebted to the Frenchman de Criet and has mortgaged his property in Russia to pay only a small amount of his debt. Upon learning of the illness of his wealthy aunt, “Grandmother”, he sends streams of telegrams to Moscow and awaits the news of her demise. His expected inheritance will pay his debts and gain Mademoiselle Blanche de Cominges’s hand in marriage.
Alexei is hopelessly in love with Polina, the General’s stepdaughter, and swears an oath of servitude to her. He told her while on a walk on the Schlangenberg (a mountain in the German town) that all she had to do was give the word and he would gladly walk off the edge and plummet to his death. This leads to her asking him to go to the town’s casino and place a bet for her. He refuses at first but, when goaded and reminded of his oath of undying love and servility, he succumbs and ends up winning at the roulette table.

Gaia’s Gambit: Evolution Online I (A LitRPG)

The end of the world had come, and humanity was in danger of extinction, but it would survive. Had survived, as far as Jason knew.
Jason lived the last millennia in a virtual utopia, which was slowly driving him insane. His mind suspended in a computer matrix, an ark of sorts, until they could grow new bodies and rejoin the real world, to rebuild. It would be a long time before the Earth recovered. Only four million out of billions had been saved in such a fashion, he was one of the lucky ones.
At least, he’d been in a utopia until that morning, when he woke up in a new world on a bed of moss in the middle of a forest glade. Alone. No breakfast, no coffee, and no bacon. He wasn’t sure what to do, but he didn’t really have a choice but to move forward, it was either that or starve himself to death over and over. Not really a choice at all. Well, either that or be killed by monsters.
He just wished he knew what the hell Gaia was thinking. Elves, dwarves, evil races, magic, swords, and bows? The A.I. must have lost her mind…
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The end of the world had come, and humanity was in danger of extinction, but it would survive. Had survived, as far as Jason knew.
Jason lived the last millennia in a virtual utopia, which was slowly driving him insane. His mind suspended in a computer matrix, an ark of sorts, until they could grow new bodies and rejoin the real world, to rebuild. It would be a long time before the Earth recovered. Only four million out of billions had been saved in such a fashion, he was one of the lucky ones.
At least, he’d been in a utopia until that morning, when he woke up in a new world on a bed of moss in the middle of a forest glade. Alone. No breakfast, no coffee, and no bacon. He wasn’t sure what to do, but he didn’t really have a choice but to move forward, it was either that or starve himself to death over and over. Not really a choice at all. Well, either that or be killed by monsters.
He just wished he knew what the hell Gaia was thinking. Elves, dwarves, evil races, magic, swords, and bows? The A.I. must have lost her mind…

Gabriel’s Horn

The stranger could be insane. Or he just might be our salvation.Archaeologist Annja Creed is more than curious when a decrepit, ancient-looking man visits her, claiming the end of the world is near. The stranger spins wild tales and speaks as if he actually knew King Arthur. But, strangest of all, he insists that Annja is the only one who can stop the horrible event that is about to happen. When Annja’s mentor and friend Roux goes missing, she quickly realizes there may be something to the stranger’s stories. Making her way through the dark and violent underbelly of Istanbul, Annja must find her missing friend and the Holy Grail before the relic gets into the wrong hands. She may not fully believe the fate of the world is on the line, but she doesn’t really want to die fi nding out.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This title presents in-depth critical discussions of his life and works. Volume editor Ilan Stavans accurately point out that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, ‘is credited for almost single-handedly reinventing Latin America’. Garcia Marquez, a trained journalist, made his indelible mark on literature with the 1967 publication of “”One Hundred Years of Solitude”” which heralded what was later dubbed “”El Boom””, the Latin American literary movement that came to define Latin American literature. Edited and introduced by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, this volume collects varying perspectives on Garcia Marquez, his work and its lasting importance. Stavans’ introduction places Garcia Marquez squarely in the Latin American literary culture noting that ‘the majority of people in Latin America approach Garcia Marquez with utter reverence’. Stavans’ introduction is followed by a brief biography after which Caitlin Roper, the managing editor of “”The Paris Review””, draws on “”The Paris Review”” interview with Garcia Marquez in highlighting some of the writer’s achievements. The critical contexts section of this volume features original essays by Amy Sickels, Amy Green, and John Cussen as well as a contribution from volume editor Stavans. Sickels offers a timeline of Garcia Marquez’s achievements and considers his influence on a younger generation of writers. Stavans’ contribution combines biographical information with a broad overview of how “”One Hundred Years”” was received by the literary world-placing that volume at the center of Garcia Marquez’s body of work. Amy Green also considers “”One Hundred Years””, with her focus being the mystical character of Remedios. John Cussen finishes this section with a comparison between Garcia Marquez’s travelogue “”90 dias”” and “”Don Quixote de La Mancha””. The section of republished essays brings together a variety of perspectives on Garcia Marquez’s major works. Seasoned Garcia Marquez scholar Gene H. Bell-Villada considers Garcia Marquez’s shorter works after which Moylan C. Mills and Enrique Gronlund offer a brief history of how the concept of Magical Realism evolved. Deborah Cohn places the influence of William Faulkner on Garcia Marquez alongside those of James Joyce and Virginia Wolf. Cohn’s essay is followed by Rosa Simas’ examination of patterns of time in One Hundred Years of Solitude through various perspectives. Brian Conniff concentrates his attention in Jose Arcadio Buendia and One Hundred Years while Stephen M. Hart shifts the attention to “”Chronicle of a Death Foretold””. Michael Palencia-Roth, another scholar well-versed in Garcia Marquez’s works, considers intertextuality in The Autumn of the Patriarch while Lourdes Elena Morales-Gudmundsson concentrates on the concepts of justice and human rights expounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition as adapted into the novella “”No One Writes to the Colonel”” and “”The Autumn of the Patriarch””. M. Keith Booker argues for a deeper reading of “”Love in the Time of Cholera”” and compares the novel to Madame Bovary and Lolita. In the volume’s concluding essay, Efrain Kristal suggests that Garcia Marquez, like many memoirists, sanitizes his past and ultimately comes to the conclusion that Garcia Marquez remains difficult to pin down. Each essay is 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of ‘Works Cited’, along with endnotes. Finally, the volume’s appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources.
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