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The Sergeant’s Apprentice

The Nameless World Goes to War!
The necromancers have finally resumed their assault on the Allied Lands, sending a mighty army across the Desert of Death and into the Kingdom of Tarsier. Countless farms, villages and towns have already been destroyed as the host makes its way northwards, striking deep into the kingdom’s most vulnerable lands. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, thousands more will be killed when they are sacrificed for power. If the necromancers win the coming battle, it may be the beginning of the end…
When Sergeant Miles invites her to join the coalition force, Emily reluctantly accepts. The necromancers have to be stopped, even if it means taking time off from school to serve as the sergeant’s apprentice. But with arguing aristocrats, reluctant soldiers, fearful civilians, shadows from her past, a dangerously-sane necromancer and treachery in the ranks, stopping the invasion may cost Emily her life…

The Seer King

Hotheaded young cavalry officer Damastes and the radical wizard Tenedos were expected to die in a mountain ambush. But their enemies underestimated the amazing power of the seer and the bravery of the soldier. As this unlikely team begins to outwit usurpers and necromancers, word spreads that theirs is a path of destiny. Military adventure, magic, and romance mix in this exciting fantasy adventure.

The Secular Wizard

THE WANDERING WIZARD
In sunny Latruria, the wicked old king was dead, and the new king spurned the rule of Evil. But turmoil began to spread, even across the border, when the new king also resisted Good! In nearby Merovence, Lord Wizard Matt Mantrell donned a disguise and set off to investigate–never dreaming that Latruria’s sinister prime minister was mobilizing his minions…
“Minstrel” Matt sang his way south, dodging deadly enemies and music critics alike. He was teamed with a lovesick lad, menaced by a manticore, haunted by a ghost from Greece, and swept along in a flood of youngsters fleeing the provinces for the “glamour” of the city. But when they all washed up in the capital, harsh reality awaited them, not gold-paved streets.
And even harsher reality awaited Matt. The Lord Wizard faced the ultimate test of magic–and he would need a lot of help to pass!

The Season of Passage

Dr. Lauren Wagner was a celebrity. She was involved with the most exciting adventure mankind had ever undertaken: a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her.But Lauren knew fear. Inside—voices entreating her to love them. Outside—the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group.But were they simply dead? Or something else? A haunting and unforgettable blend of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and suspense from one of America’s bestselling writers. A novel you won’t soon forget.

The Scoundrel Worlds

THE STAR RISK, LTD., TEAM IS BACK–AND THIS TIME THEY’RE PLAYING TO THE DEATH…. The planet…Trimalchio IV. Neutral. Uninvaded. Mild climate. No history, save for hedonism. Damn lucky. The team…Star Risk, Ltd., a mercenary outfit struggling for recognition, fame, and money. After all, they put their lives on the line. The job…skyball–popular, challenging, and violent. In other words, the greatest sport in the universe. Star Risk, Ltd., has been hired to watch it…closely. Two opposing worlds are neck and neck, and lately the game’s been a killer. Riots, murder, a real madhouse for loyal fans. It’s up to Star Risk to keep it galaxy-friendly. GOOD LUCK, GANG. YOU DON’T STAND A SPORTING CHANCE.

The School of Hard Knocks

A plot is being hatched at Mountaintop Academy, a plot that threatens the lives of Emily and her friends… and the integrity of the Allied Lands.

The Scarab

Final book of a compelling trilogy, full of action, betrayals and mystery, drawing on the rituals of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. We are again in the distand land of deserts and islands ruled by one god whose wishes are conveyed through the Oracle. The Archon, child god-on-earth, returns from his journey across the desert to the Well of Songs, to find the tyrannical General Argelin has siezed control and his reign of madness is oppressing the Two Lands. He has publicly denounced the gods, and established a reign of terror. Mirany is in hiding, and the Nine are scattered. Will Argelin’s obsession bring the Rain Queen’s wrath down on them all? And whose is the sinister new power hidden in the sign of the Scarab? In the descent into anarchy, Mirany and the Archon must attempt the final, impossible journey of the soul. Through the Nine Gateways into death. And back.

The Sam Gunn Omnibus

THE IRREPRESSIBLE SAM GUNN
A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women—though not necessarily in that order. A man with the ego (and stature) of a Napoleon, the business acumen of a P. T. Barnum, and the raging hormones of a teenage boy, Sam is the finest astronaut NASA ever trained…and dumped.
But more than money, more than women, Sam Gunn loves justice. (And he really *does* love money and women.) Whether he’s suing the Pope, helping twin sisters entangled in the “virtual sex” trade, or on trial for his life on charges of interplanetary genocide, you can be sure of one thing: this is one space jockey who’ll meet every challenge with a smile on his lips, an ace up his sleeve…and a weapon in his pocket.
Now, for the first time between covers, Hugo-winner Ben Bova presents all the tales of Sam Gunn to date, including three never before collected in book form. Here is the entire chronicle of Sam Gunn, trailblazer and scoundrel, as he scams his way from one end of the Solar System to the other, giving bold new meaning to the term “venture capitalist.”
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Sage

THE MAKING OF A HERO
Generations ago, Ohaern had played the hero’s part in toppling the fearsome Ulahane from the tyrant’s throne. His reward had been to spend an eternity with the goddess Rahani–and the years had spun away in a tapestry of bliss.
Now humankind had again fallen beneath a despot’s heel. Ulahanes son Bolenkar, conceived in savagery and raised in brutality, visited horror upon all the sorry earth. Tenderhearted Rahani turned to her champion to save the world again, but the years had sapped Ohaern’s mortal strength. His long-sleeping body awoke aged and stiff and weary. He could guide the fight against Bolenkar, for his wealth of craft and wisdom remained intact. But a younger man must strike the killing blow.
Like a swordsmith seeking to craft a sword, Ohaern sought the raw material from which to craft a hero. He chose the outcast bully Culaehra: a scoundrel, despicable and lazy–but one who might be shaped into something better. And the fire in which he would be forged would cleanse the filth from his soul, leaving behind that which was fine and sharp.
Whether he would be sharp enough to topple a godling, only mortal combat would decide. . .
Join Christopher Stasheff in this world of wonder, where common mortals face utmost peril in their search for freedom and justice, in the fabled land of The Star Stone.

The Rules of Supervillainy

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown’s resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion’s magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy.
But is he evil enough to be a villain in America’s most crime-ridden city?
Gary soon finds himself surrounded by a host of the worst of Falconcrest City’s toughest criminals. Supported by his long-suffering wife, his ex-girlfriend turned professional henchwoman, and a has-been evil mastermind, Gary may end up being not the hero they want but the villain they need.
Cover Art by : Raffaele Marinetti

The Ruby Dice

*Two men, two empires.*
Jaibriol ruled the Eubian Concord: over two trillion people across more than a thousand worlds and habitats. Kelric ruled the Skolian Imperialate. War had come before—ten years ago, Jaibriol had lost his parents in the final battle of the Radiance War between the Concord and the Imperialate—and it might come again, devastating vast swathes of the galaxy.
Neither Jaibriol nor Kelric wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm. And each hid a secret that, if revealed, might be his downfall.
Jaibriol was a secret psion, with telepathic abilities, and to be a psion in the Eubian Concord was to be a contemptible slave, eventually to be tortured for the pleasure of the slave’s owner. Kelric, years ago, had disappeared for nearly two decades. He had been a prisoner and slave on the planet Coban, part of neither empire, until he had managed to escape. And if the Skolian Imperialate knew of his captivity, there would be demands for vengeance, ravaging Coban—and killing the wife and children Kelric had left behind when he escaped. Neither man knew how much longer he could keep his secret—nor how much longer they could hold back the threat of a war that could incinerate hundreds of inhabited worlds.

The Rough Guide to Provence & Cote D’Azur (Travel Guide eBook)

***The Rough Guide to** **Provence & the Côte d’Azur***
**Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides.**
**World-renowned ‘tell it like it is’ travel guide.**
Discover Provence & the Côte d’Azur with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest and independent recommendations by our experts. Whether you plan to stroll the same peaceful streets as Van Gogh once did in Arles, take a boat trip to the Calanques, take in the towering Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard or wander down the maze-like alleyways in Simiane-la-Rotonde village, The Rough Guide to Provence & the Côte d’Azur will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way.
**Features of this travel guide to** **Provence & the Côte d’Azur****:**
**\- Detailed regional coverage:** provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas
**\- Honest and independent reviews:** written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to Provence & the Côte d’Azur
**\- Meticulous mapping:** practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Avignon, Nice and many more locations without needing to get online
**\- Fabulous full-colour photography:** features inspirational colour photography, including the colourful Vieux Port in Marseille and perched mountainside village of Peillon
**\- Time-saving itineraries:** carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences
**\- Things not to miss:** Rough Guides’ rundown of Nice, Marseille and Monaco’s best sights and top experiences
**\- Travel tips and info:** packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more
**\- Background information:** comprehensive ‘Contexts’ chapter provides fascinating insights into Provence & the Côte d’Azur, with coverage of history, religion and books, plus a handy language section and glossary
**\- Covers:** Marseille and around; Arles and the Camargue; Avignon and the Vaucluse; Aix-en-Provence, the Durance and the Luberon; the Haut Var and Haute Provence; Toulon and the southern Var; Cannes and the western Riviera; Nice and the eastern Riviera
You may also be interested in: ***The Rough Guide to France, The* *Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy* and *Rough Guides Phrasebook French***
**About Rough Guides: Rough Guides** have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy ‘tell it like it is’ ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

The Rogue Retrieval

**In the tradition of Terry Brooks’ Landover series, Piers Anthony Xanth books, and Terry Pratchett’s Discword novels, scientist and blogger Dan Koboldt weaves wonder, humor, and heart into his debut novel, *The Rogue Retrieval*. **
*Sleight of hand…in another land*
Stage magician Quinn Bradley has one dream: to headline his own show on the Vegas Strip. And with talent scouts in the audience wowed by his latest performance, he knows he’s about to make the big-time.
What he doesn’t expect is an offer to go on a quest to a place where magic is all too real.
That’s how he finds himself in Alissia, a world connected to ours by a secret portal owned by a powerful corporation. He’s after an employee who has gone rogue, and that’s the least of his problems. Alissia has true magicians…and the penalty for impersonating one is death. In a world where even a twelve-year-old could beat Quinn in a swordfight, it’s only a matter of time until the tricks up his sleeves run out.

The Rivers of Zadaa

The battle continues. The struggle of good versus evil continues as Bobby Pendragon follows Saint Dane to the territory of Zadaa. Saint Dane’s influence has fueled the fire of discontent between two warring tribes: the Rokador and the Batu. This is also the territory where the Traveler Loor lives as a member of the Batu. Together she and Bobby must work to thwart Saint Dane’s efforts to destroy Zadaa.
But as Bobby pursues Saint Dane, he begins to notice changes in himself. He is no longer a flip kid looking for excitement. He is a young man beginning to see this quest as more than a series of adventures. He is also learning that as a Traveler, he has powers no normal human should have.
In this latest installment of Bobby Pendragon’s battle to save humanity, discovery and danger go hand in hand as D. J. MacHale takes readers on an emotional thrill ride they won’t soon forget..

The Rhesus Chart

The Hugo Award-winning author of The Delirium Brief reveals the secrets of The Laundry Files in an adventure of Lovecraftian horror and espionage hi-jinks…
As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry—the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats—Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on what’s best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do—especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus.
Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection—an array of unusual symptoms such as super-strength and -speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. While his department is tangled up in bureaucratic red tape (and Buffy reruns) debating how to stop the rash of vampirism, Bob digs deeper into the bank’s history—only to uncover a blood-curdling conspiracy between men and monsters…
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