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Thirst No. 5

It’s no dream.
At last the truth of what happened during those hellish days has come back to her.
In her five thousand years as a vampire, Alisa – or Sita, as she was originally called – has experienced the equivalent of fifty lifetimes. Every moment of her immortal life is seared deep into her being. Every person she has loved, every victim she has killed – their faces are forever part of her.
Yet, strangely, a handful of memories have been lost to Alisa. As she and her friends embark on a search for the location of a sacred artifact – an ancient veil that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation – Alisa soon realizes that her own mind may be her greatest enemy.
The memories she is blocking deal with the most horrifying period in mankind’s history, a time when she was tortured by a madman responsible for the deaths of millions. But what information did her torture yield?

It’s no dream.
At last the truth of what happened during those hellish days has come back to her.
In her five thousand years as a vampire, Alisa – or Sita, as she was originally called – has experienced the equivalent of fifty lifetimes. Every moment of her immortal life is seared deep into her being. Every person she has loved, every victim she has killed – their faces are forever part of her.
Yet, strangely, a handful of memories have been lost to Alisa. As she and her friends embark on a search for the location of a sacred artifact – an ancient veil that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation – Alisa soon realizes that her own mind may be her greatest enemy.
The memories she is blocking deal with the most horrifying period in mankind’s history, a time when she was tortured by a madman responsible for the deaths of millions. But what information did her torture yield?

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Thirst No. 4

Alisa is a five-thousand-year-old vampire, stronger and more cunning than her adversaries. But now she’s trapped in the body of a newborn vampire and at the mercy of a terrible thirst. Worst of all, she’s facing enemies whose fierce desire for domination grows ever stronger.
The immortal race the Telar is threatening to release a virus to decimate humanity. But Alisa and her friends can’t take down the Telar on their own, and they must turn to the mysterious organization the IIC for help. But the IIC has secrets of its own and may have ulterior motives.
With two rivals and no one to trust, Alisa must rely on her dark side to defeat them. But it could cost her life, or her soul…

Alisa is a five-thousand-year-old vampire, stronger and more cunning than her adversaries. But now she’s trapped in the body of a newborn vampire and at the mercy of a terrible thirst. Worst of all, she’s facing enemies whose fierce desire for domination grows ever stronger.
The immortal race the Telar is threatening to release a virus to decimate humanity. But Alisa and her friends can’t take down the Telar on their own, and they must turn to the mysterious organization the IIC for help. But the IIC has secrets of its own and may have ulterior motives.
With two rivals and no one to trust, Alisa must rely on her dark side to defeat them. But it could cost her life, or her soul…

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Thirst No. 3: The Eternal Dawn

Alisa has spent the past five thousand years as a vampire, living alone and fighting for survival. In her loneliness, Alisa cannot resist bringing Teri—a descendant of her human family—into her life. But Alisa is surrounded by death and destruction, and just by knowing Alisa, Teri’s life is at risk.
Alisa’s guilt grows when she becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy. A top-secret group knows Alisa’s secret and will stop at nothing to use her powers for their cause. As Alisa desperately tries to protect herself and Teri from the unknown enemy, she discovers a force more powerful and more lethal than anything she has ever seen. Alisa doesn’t know who to trust, who to challenge, or who she will become…

Alisa has spent the past five thousand years as a vampire, living alone and fighting for survival. In her loneliness, Alisa cannot resist bringing Teri—a descendant of her human family—into her life. But Alisa is surrounded by death and destruction, and just by knowing Alisa, Teri’s life is at risk.
Alisa’s guilt grows when she becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy. A top-secret group knows Alisa’s secret and will stop at nothing to use her powers for their cause. As Alisa desperately tries to protect herself and Teri from the unknown enemy, she discovers a force more powerful and more lethal than anything she has ever seen. Alisa doesn’t know who to trust, who to challenge, or who she will become…

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Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, and Creatures of Forever

Includes:
Phantom
Evil Thirst
Creatures of Forever
***Tears roll over my face. I touch them with my quivering tongue. They are clear and salty, not dark and bloody. Another sign that I am human.* **
What Alisa has desired for five thousand years has finally come true: She is once again human. But now she is defenseless, vulnerable, and, for the first time in centuries, emotional. As she attempts to reconcile her actions as a vampire with her new connection to humanity, she begins to understand the weight of life-and-death decisions. Can Alisa resolve her past and build a new identity, or is she doomed to repeat her fatal mistakes?

Includes:
Phantom
Evil Thirst
Creatures of Forever
***Tears roll over my face. I touch them with my quivering tongue. They are clear and salty, not dark and bloody. Another sign that I am human.* **
What Alisa has desired for five thousand years has finally come true: She is once again human. But now she is defenseless, vulnerable, and, for the first time in centuries, emotional. As she attempts to reconcile her actions as a vampire with her new connection to humanity, she begins to understand the weight of life-and-death decisions. Can Alisa resolve her past and build a new identity, or is she doomed to repeat her fatal mistakes?

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Thirst No. 1

At five thousand years old, the vampire Alisa thought she was smart enough to stay out of trouble. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must protect herself by befriending Ray, the boy who may be her only chance at finding her maker. When she begins to fall in love with Ray, all of a sudden there is more at stake than her own life. Originally published in 1994, this series netted more than 500,000 copies as individual titles and later as bind-ups. This hot new repackage will revive the series for today’s teen.
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At five thousand years old, the vampire Alisa thought she was smart enough to stay out of trouble. But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must protect herself by befriending Ray, the boy who may be her only chance at finding her maker. When she begins to fall in love with Ray, all of a sudden there is more at stake than her own life. Originally published in 1994, this series netted more than 500,000 copies as individual titles and later as bind-ups. This hot new repackage will revive the series for today’s teen.
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Thief Prince

A Reluctant Heir When her brother’s sickness forces Kit to accept the title of heir to her kingdom’s crown, she is outcast by the others and treated as inferior. ˃˃˃ A Terrifying Kidnapping When she is forced along with the other heirs on a dangerous journey, her differences turn into strengths that may save their lives. ˃˃˃ Evil is Not What It Seems Kit is tested both mentally and physically as she faces odds both on the battlefield and within the royal social circles. She soon realizes that her greatest challenge may be to return home with her heart in one piece.˃˃˃ “If you like sword fighting, communicating with animals, Romeo and Juliet type love stories, danger, or bravery in spite of the odds, Thief Prince is for you.” Jennifer Ekins- Goodreads ReviewerScroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!

A Reluctant Heir When her brother’s sickness forces Kit to accept the title of heir to her kingdom’s crown, she is outcast by the others and treated as inferior. ˃˃˃ A Terrifying Kidnapping When she is forced along with the other heirs on a dangerous journey, her differences turn into strengths that may save their lives. ˃˃˃ Evil is Not What It Seems Kit is tested both mentally and physically as she faces odds both on the battlefield and within the royal social circles. She soon realizes that her greatest challenge may be to return home with her heart in one piece.˃˃˃ “If you like sword fighting, communicating with animals, Romeo and Juliet type love stories, danger, or bravery in spite of the odds, Thief Prince is for you.” Jennifer Ekins- Goodreads ReviewerScroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!

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They Walked Like Men

Money was worthless; it had no value! It couldn’t buy housing, clothing, or food. Someone with enormous quantities of cash was buying houses and tearing them down, buying stores and closing them.
Perhaps a few people could have stopped the transactions before it was too late. They could have said that Earth was being taken over by alien beings in the shapes of bowling balls, talking dogs, and dolls that walked like men.
In fact, they did say it. The trouble was, no one believed them!

Money was worthless; it had no value! It couldn’t buy housing, clothing, or food. Someone with enormous quantities of cash was buying houses and tearing them down, buying stores and closing them.
Perhaps a few people could have stopped the transactions before it was too late. They could have said that Earth was being taken over by alien beings in the shapes of bowling balls, talking dogs, and dolls that walked like men.
In fact, they did say it. The trouble was, no one believed them!

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Their Darkest Hour

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.”
-HG Wells
When alien starships from a hostile interstellar power arrive in orbit, Britain is one of their first targets. Swiftly, the aliens take control of Britain’s cities and force the remainder of the British military to go on the run. With the government destroyed, the population must choose between fighting and collaborating with the alien overlords. This is truly Britain’s darkest hour.
Caught up in these events are a handful of ordinary people, struggling to survive. The Prime Minister, forced into hiding, and an unscrupulous politician looking to find fame and power by serving the aliens. Soldiers fighting an insurgency and senior officers trying desperately to find the key to driving the aliens away from Earth; police officers faced with a choice between collaboration or watching the aliens brutalise the civilian population. And ordinary citizens, trying to survive a world turned upside down.
But resistance seems futile and the aliens appear unstoppable – and the entire population is caught in the middle. As the alien grip tightens, the last best hope for freedom lies with those who will never surrender…and are prepared to pay any price for the liberation of Earth.

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.”
-HG Wells
When alien starships from a hostile interstellar power arrive in orbit, Britain is one of their first targets. Swiftly, the aliens take control of Britain’s cities and force the remainder of the British military to go on the run. With the government destroyed, the population must choose between fighting and collaborating with the alien overlords. This is truly Britain’s darkest hour.
Caught up in these events are a handful of ordinary people, struggling to survive. The Prime Minister, forced into hiding, and an unscrupulous politician looking to find fame and power by serving the aliens. Soldiers fighting an insurgency and senior officers trying desperately to find the key to driving the aliens away from Earth; police officers faced with a choice between collaboration or watching the aliens brutalise the civilian population. And ordinary citizens, trying to survive a world turned upside down.
But resistance seems futile and the aliens appear unstoppable – and the entire population is caught in the middle. As the alien grip tightens, the last best hope for freedom lies with those who will never surrender…and are prepared to pay any price for the liberation of Earth.

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The Yanti

In *Alosha* and *The Shaktra* , thirteen-year-old Ali Warner discovered that she was not an ordinary teenager, but was actually Queen of the Fairies. Through seven painful trials, Ali reclaimed many of her magical powers and defeated an elemental army that was preparing to attack the Earth. In the elemental world, Ali learned the true nature of her greatest enemy — the Shaktra — and discovered why it covets the Yanti, a mystical talisman of immense power that Ali now possesses.
Now, in *The Yanti* , Ali discovers that a mysterious Entity is masterminding the Shaktra’s attack on Earth, an attack that will kill billions and leave both Earth and the elemental world shattered. Still reeling from the death of one of her closest friends, Ali finds herself accused of murder on Earth and besieged by enemies in the elemental world.
The Shaktra has had years to develop her magical abilities and her evil plots, guided by the otherworldly Entity. Ali has only known about her fairy powers for a month. There are holes in her fairy memories and her powers are still incomplete, while the Shaktra commands vast armies of hideous monsters and rules over hosts of dragons.
Ali’s allies are few: one dragon, one leprechaun, a single troll, a handful of fairies and an African boy, Ra, who has sworn to serve Ali even beyond death. Plus the mysterious disembodied Nemi — whose love sustains Ali through her darkest moments of despair.
Only the Yanti can stop what is to come. Unfortunately, Ali has barely had a chance to study it. The first time she tries to use it as a weapon, it nearly kills her. Unless Ali Warner can solve the riddle of the Yanti – and the mystery behind the Shaktra’s insane bitterness — then the Earth and the elemental world will be doomed.
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In *Alosha* and *The Shaktra* , thirteen-year-old Ali Warner discovered that she was not an ordinary teenager, but was actually Queen of the Fairies. Through seven painful trials, Ali reclaimed many of her magical powers and defeated an elemental army that was preparing to attack the Earth. In the elemental world, Ali learned the true nature of her greatest enemy — the Shaktra — and discovered why it covets the Yanti, a mystical talisman of immense power that Ali now possesses.
Now, in *The Yanti* , Ali discovers that a mysterious Entity is masterminding the Shaktra’s attack on Earth, an attack that will kill billions and leave both Earth and the elemental world shattered. Still reeling from the death of one of her closest friends, Ali finds herself accused of murder on Earth and besieged by enemies in the elemental world.
The Shaktra has had years to develop her magical abilities and her evil plots, guided by the otherworldly Entity. Ali has only known about her fairy powers for a month. There are holes in her fairy memories and her powers are still incomplete, while the Shaktra commands vast armies of hideous monsters and rules over hosts of dragons.
Ali’s allies are few: one dragon, one leprechaun, a single troll, a handful of fairies and an African boy, Ra, who has sworn to serve Ali even beyond death. Plus the mysterious disembodied Nemi — whose love sustains Ali through her darkest moments of despair.
Only the Yanti can stop what is to come. Unfortunately, Ali has barely had a chance to study it. The first time she tries to use it as a weapon, it nearly kills her. Unless Ali Warner can solve the riddle of the Yanti – and the mystery behind the Shaktra’s insane bitterness — then the Earth and the elemental world will be doomed.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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The World That Couldn’t Be

When he sets out on a mission to interact with the humanoid inhabitants of a distant planet in order to put them to work as laborers, Duncan has no idea of the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to the complex task of dealing with his less-than-cooperative charges, the intrepid hero must face down a menacing beast known as the Cytha. Will he make it out alive?

When he sets out on a mission to interact with the humanoid inhabitants of a distant planet in order to put them to work as laborers, Duncan has no idea of the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to the complex task of dealing with his less-than-cooperative charges, the intrepid hero must face down a menacing beast known as the Cytha. Will he make it out alive?

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The Wizard of Anharitte

Roget was a backward world, yet important to the Company as a Free Trade Port. It was up to Agent Tito Ren to keep that culture stable and the Port free of expensive strife – in spite of Rogetians like the “Imaiz,” self-styled Wizard of the great city of Anharitte, and his meddlesome social tampering. But when the “Imaiz’s” activities became known, all the well-meaning Tito Rens in the Galaxy couldn’t stand between Roget and Free Trade warships. It was up to the Wizard of Anharitte and his uncanny abilities to defend the world he was reshaping.
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Roget was a backward world, yet important to the Company as a Free Trade Port. It was up to Agent Tito Ren to keep that culture stable and the Port free of expensive strife – in spite of Rogetians like the “Imaiz,” self-styled Wizard of the great city of Anharitte, and his meddlesome social tampering. But when the “Imaiz’s” activities became known, all the well-meaning Tito Rens in the Galaxy couldn’t stand between Roget and Free Trade warships. It was up to the Wizard of Anharitte and his uncanny abilities to defend the world he was reshaping.
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The Wizard Heir

Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it’s not his attitude that’s the problem.  It’s the trail of magical accidents—lately, disasters—that follow in his wake.  Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained–and his powers are escalating out of control. 

After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys’ school on the coast of Maine. At first, it seems like the answer to his prayers. Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards.  But Seph’s enthusiasm dampens when he learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students’ powers to serve his own dangerous agenda.

In this companion novel to the exciting fantasy *The Warrior Heir* , everyone’s got a secret to keep: Jason Haley, a fellow student who’s been warned to keep away from Seph; the enchanter Linda Downey, who knew his parents; the rogue wizard Leander Hastings, and the warriors Jack Swift and Ellen Stephenson. This wizard war is one that Seph may not have the strength to survive.
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Sixteen-year-old orphan Seph McCauley is a wizard, one of the Weir, an underground magical society first introduced in companion novel The Warrior Heir (2006). But Seph has had no wizard training, and magical mishaps occur wherever he goes. When one such accident causes a death, Seph is sent to the Havens, an exclusive boys’ school in rural Maine, where he finds the Alumni—a student group of wizards led by Headmaster Leicester. Seph is excited to explore his gifts, but when Leicester attempts to initiate him with a terrifying blood ritual, the teen realizes that this training comes at the price of his soul. In his combined independence, bravado, and vulnerability, Seth is an appealing character, making the psychological torture Leicester inflicts upon him all the more horrifying. Unfortunately, the pace lags once Seph escapes Leicester and the Havens, at which point new and returning characters appear, and the chaotic politics of the Weir come to the forefront. Persistent readers will find that the momentum picks up again, though, and most will emerge satisfied by this absorbing, suspenseful follow-up. Hutley, Krista
*Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved*
### About the Author
Cinda Williams Chima made her debut as a young adult author with the *Warrior Heir.* Cinda is a graduate of the University of Akron, where she now teaches. A freelance writer, she has published more than one hundred reviews, feature articles, and essays in local and national media. Her nutrition column appears regularly in the Taste section of *The Plain Dealer.* Ms. Chima lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons.

Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it’s not his attitude that’s the problem.  It’s the trail of magical accidents—lately, disasters—that follow in his wake.  Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained–and his powers are escalating out of control. 

After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys’ school on the coast of Maine. At first, it seems like the answer to his prayers. Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards.  But Seph’s enthusiasm dampens when he learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students’ powers to serve his own dangerous agenda.

In this companion novel to the exciting fantasy *The Warrior Heir* , everyone’s got a secret to keep: Jason Haley, a fellow student who’s been warned to keep away from Seph; the enchanter Linda Downey, who knew his parents; the rogue wizard Leander Hastings, and the warriors Jack Swift and Ellen Stephenson. This wizard war is one that Seph may not have the strength to survive.
### From Booklist
Sixteen-year-old orphan Seph McCauley is a wizard, one of the Weir, an underground magical society first introduced in companion novel The Warrior Heir (2006). But Seph has had no wizard training, and magical mishaps occur wherever he goes. When one such accident causes a death, Seph is sent to the Havens, an exclusive boys’ school in rural Maine, where he finds the Alumni—a student group of wizards led by Headmaster Leicester. Seph is excited to explore his gifts, but when Leicester attempts to initiate him with a terrifying blood ritual, the teen realizes that this training comes at the price of his soul. In his combined independence, bravado, and vulnerability, Seth is an appealing character, making the psychological torture Leicester inflicts upon him all the more horrifying. Unfortunately, the pace lags once Seph escapes Leicester and the Havens, at which point new and returning characters appear, and the chaotic politics of the Weir come to the forefront. Persistent readers will find that the momentum picks up again, though, and most will emerge satisfied by this absorbing, suspenseful follow-up. Hutley, Krista
*Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved*
### About the Author
Cinda Williams Chima made her debut as a young adult author with the *Warrior Heir.* Cinda is a graduate of the University of Akron, where she now teaches. A freelance writer, she has published more than one hundred reviews, feature articles, and essays in local and national media. Her nutrition column appears regularly in the Taste section of *The Plain Dealer.* Ms. Chima lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons.

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The Witching Elm

“Fans of the Sleepy Hollow TV show and Harry Potter will LOVE this book.” –Big Otter Books blog “This book was EVERYTHING I expected it to be, and more!” –A Thousand Words, A Million Books blog “I couldn’t put this book down!” –Maria (Fangirls Read It First) Seventeen-year-old sorcerer Tobias Corvin tumbles through a blizzard and arrives-half frozen and half dead-in another world. Trapped in Boston, he tries to blend in at an old boarding school while secretly plotting to save his home. But if anything can distract him from his mission, it’s the wild-haired and intriguing Fiona. She is determined to learn the dangerous truths about his magic. When a spectral army from Tobias’s world begins slaughtering Bostonians, he and Fiona must stop the carnage. They face unspeakable dangers while unearthing the dark secrets of New England’s past-a past that holds the key to saving both worlds from destruction.

“Fans of the Sleepy Hollow TV show and Harry Potter will LOVE this book.” –Big Otter Books blog “This book was EVERYTHING I expected it to be, and more!” –A Thousand Words, A Million Books blog “I couldn’t put this book down!” –Maria (Fangirls Read It First) Seventeen-year-old sorcerer Tobias Corvin tumbles through a blizzard and arrives-half frozen and half dead-in another world. Trapped in Boston, he tries to blend in at an old boarding school while secretly plotting to save his home. But if anything can distract him from his mission, it’s the wild-haired and intriguing Fiona. She is determined to learn the dangerous truths about his magic. When a spectral army from Tobias’s world begins slaughtering Bostonians, he and Fiona must stop the carnage. They face unspeakable dangers while unearthing the dark secrets of New England’s past-a past that holds the key to saving both worlds from destruction.

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The Witch Doctor

Saul Bremener didn’t have so many friends that he could afford to lose one without a fight. So when Matt Mantrell disappeared from the university one day with not a word to anybody, Saul canvassed students, family, and even the police. Nobody had any leads. Then he climbed through a kitchen window into Matt’s apartment, where he found festoons of spider webs and a scrap of parchment covered in runes – magical runes… Like Matt before him, Saul was swept away into a world of magic – and into a maelstrom of desperate danger. For in this world where poetry held the power of enchantment, Saul’s love of verse made him a puissant wizard. And his search for his missing friend soon earned him a fearsome foe: a false monarch without peer in the realms of wickedness and corruption. Queen Suettay was a mistress of magic in her own right. She had entire armies at her beck and call, steeped in evil and ready to obey her every command. And Suettay was determined to break Saul’s power – or win his soul for her malefic master… Saul rallied troops of his own, of course: Gruesome the troll, young squire Gilbert, an overworked guardian angel, a hand of the wee folk, and the beautiful – if insubstantial – Angelique. But it would take much more than a hardy little band to overthrow Suettay’s reign of terror. Only with the aid of the legendary and mysterious Spider King could Saul spin a web to trap a tyrant…

Saul Bremener didn’t have so many friends that he could afford to lose one without a fight. So when Matt Mantrell disappeared from the university one day with not a word to anybody, Saul canvassed students, family, and even the police. Nobody had any leads. Then he climbed through a kitchen window into Matt’s apartment, where he found festoons of spider webs and a scrap of parchment covered in runes – magical runes… Like Matt before him, Saul was swept away into a world of magic – and into a maelstrom of desperate danger. For in this world where poetry held the power of enchantment, Saul’s love of verse made him a puissant wizard. And his search for his missing friend soon earned him a fearsome foe: a false monarch without peer in the realms of wickedness and corruption. Queen Suettay was a mistress of magic in her own right. She had entire armies at her beck and call, steeped in evil and ready to obey her every command. And Suettay was determined to break Saul’s power – or win his soul for her malefic master… Saul rallied troops of his own, of course: Gruesome the troll, young squire Gilbert, an overworked guardian angel, a hand of the wee folk, and the beautiful – if insubstantial – Angelique. But it would take much more than a hardy little band to overthrow Suettay’s reign of terror. Only with the aid of the legendary and mysterious Spider King could Saul spin a web to trap a tyrant…

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The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories

“Variety is the soul of pleasure,” And variety is what this comprehensive new collection of Connie Willis is all about. The stories cover the entire spectrum, from sad to sparkling to terrifying, from classics to hard-to-find treasures with everything in between — orangutans, Egypt, earthworms, roast goose, college professors, mothers-in-law, aliens, secret codes, Secret Santas, tube stations, choir practice, the post office, the green light on Daisy’s dock, weddings, divorces, death, and assorted plagues, from scarlet fever to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And a dog.
Famous for her “sure-hand plotting, unforgettable characters, and top-notch writing,” Willis has been called, “the most relentlessly delightful science fiction writer alive,” and there are numerous examples here. Among them, Willis’s most famous stories — the Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning “Fire Watch” and “Even the Queen” and “The Last of the Winnebagos” — along with undiscovered gems like Willis’s heartfelt homage to Jack Williamson, “Nonstop to Portales.” Her magical Christmas stories are here, too, from “Newsletter” to “Just Like the Ones We Used to Know…” which last year was made into the TV movie, Snow Wonder, starring Mary Tyler Moore.
We’ve collected stories from throughout Willis’s career, from early ones like “Cash Crop” and “Daisy, in the Sun,” right up to her newest stories, including the wonderful “The Winds of Marble Arch.” There’s literally something for everyone here. If you’re a diehard Willis fan, you’ll be delighted with hard-to-find treasures like the until-now uncollected, “The Soul Selects Her Own Society…” If you’ve never read Connie Willis, this is your chance to discover “A Letter from the Clearys” and, well, “Chance.” To say nothing of, “At the Rialto,” the funniest story ever written about quantum physicists. And Willis’s chilling, “All My Darling Daughters.”
And…oh, there are too many great stories here to list and pleasures galore. So enjoy!
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“Variety is the soul of pleasure,” And variety is what this comprehensive new collection of Connie Willis is all about. The stories cover the entire spectrum, from sad to sparkling to terrifying, from classics to hard-to-find treasures with everything in between — orangutans, Egypt, earthworms, roast goose, college professors, mothers-in-law, aliens, secret codes, Secret Santas, tube stations, choir practice, the post office, the green light on Daisy’s dock, weddings, divorces, death, and assorted plagues, from scarlet fever to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And a dog.
Famous for her “sure-hand plotting, unforgettable characters, and top-notch writing,” Willis has been called, “the most relentlessly delightful science fiction writer alive,” and there are numerous examples here. Among them, Willis’s most famous stories — the Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning “Fire Watch” and “Even the Queen” and “The Last of the Winnebagos” — along with undiscovered gems like Willis’s heartfelt homage to Jack Williamson, “Nonstop to Portales.” Her magical Christmas stories are here, too, from “Newsletter” to “Just Like the Ones We Used to Know…” which last year was made into the TV movie, Snow Wonder, starring Mary Tyler Moore.
We’ve collected stories from throughout Willis’s career, from early ones like “Cash Crop” and “Daisy, in the Sun,” right up to her newest stories, including the wonderful “The Winds of Marble Arch.” There’s literally something for everyone here. If you’re a diehard Willis fan, you’ll be delighted with hard-to-find treasures like the until-now uncollected, “The Soul Selects Her Own Society…” If you’ve never read Connie Willis, this is your chance to discover “A Letter from the Clearys” and, well, “Chance.” To say nothing of, “At the Rialto,” the funniest story ever written about quantum physicists. And Willis’s chilling, “All My Darling Daughters.”
And…oh, there are too many great stories here to list and pleasures galore. So enjoy!
\–subterraneanpress.com

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