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Alec the Wanderer

Alain looked at me sideways. “Your name’s Alec, huh? Ain’t that the name of the King’s son that wanders?”
I nodded thoughtfully. “Yes, I believe it is. I wonder what kind of things he does when he’s on the road. Alain, you seem to know a lot about the royal family. Have you heard what that Alec does?”
“Well, I heard that he just explores the country and helps folks that need it. In fact, I reckon that he’d help a poor farmer haul a load of hay if he needed a hand. There have been stories of him giving money to poor farmers and beggars just because he can. But there are also stories that he likes to play with the ladies too. I’m sure if he were around, I’d keep a close eye that he didn’t get his paws on my sis.”
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Even death could not stop Britain’s greatest defenders. In 1838, William and Tamara Swift inherit a startling legacy from their dying grandfather, transforming them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of England. But the shocked, neophyte sorcerers also inherit unique allies in their battle against the dark forces. Fighting alongside them are the famous — even infamous — Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson. When strange and hideous creatures appear in the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to launch an epic battle that may rage all the way to Buckingham Palace . . . and beyond. Time is running out as William and Tamara must learn whether their friends will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them. From Amber Benson, known for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood Road, comes a vengeful tale of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. Based on the smash BBC Web series that took England by storm, Ghosts of Albion is a horror adventure laced with dark humor and darker lusts.

Accidentally Dead

**A vampire puts the bite on a dental assistant.**
It’s a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman when a patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. But for real drama she can’t beat the next evening. Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there’s a good explanation: It’s her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Actually they’re perfect for each other–if Nina’s willing to commit to one man for eternity.

Accidentally Catty

**A purrr-fectly scintillating new novel from the national bestselling author of *Accidentally Demonic*. **
Katie Woods never thought she’d be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York-not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie’s newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind.
After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she’s shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place. And when the scratch she got during the exam results in some unnatural side effects, Katie has more to deal with then her animal attraction to a much younger guy-she has to figure how to stop herself from becoming a cougar of the four-legged variety.

Abdul Bashur, sognatore di navi

Abdul Bashur è l’alter ego e l’inseparabile amico di Maqroll il Gabbiere, eroe e antieroe di quasi tutte le storie raccontate da Álvaro Mutis. Nei vari episodi di questo romanzo può finalmente dare libero sfogo alle proprie passioni e ai propri estri: la fantasia, l’intraprendenza, il coraggio, il gusto per la provocazione, l’astuzia, la sensualità… Personaggio di una coerenza inalterabile, giocherà l’ultima sfida inseguendo il miraggio della nave perfetta, il cargo ideale, il sogno di tutta una vita. Perché Abdul Bashur è per l’appunto un«sognatore di navi», alla ricerca inesausta del supremo oggetto del desiderio, che appare all’orizzonte ma sempre un po’ oltre il punto in cui ci si trova, al di là dell’appuntamento inevitabile e necessario.


It was now exactly seven months since the balloon voyagers had been thrown on Lincoln Island. During that time, notwithstanding the researches they had made, no human being had been discovered. No smoke even had betrayed the presence of man on the surface of the island. No vestiges of his handiwork showed that either at an early or at a late period had man lived there. Not only did it now appear to be uninhabited by any but themselves, but the colonists were compelled to believe that it never had been inhabited. And now, all this scaffolding of reasonings fell before a simple ball of metal, found in the body of an inoffensive rodent! In fact, this bullet must have issued from a firearm, and who but a human being could have used such a weapon?

A Wild Ride Through the Night

Using twenty-one drawings from the work of Gustave Dor-, the most successful illustrator of the 19th century, Walter Moers has created a wondrous and utterly delightful tale. In a world between legend and dream, in a time between childhood and adulthood, A Wild Ride Through the Night describes the exhilarating and comic adventures of 12-year-old Gustave, a boy who aspires one day to be a great artist. But before he can achieve this, Gustave must first tackle Mysterious Giants and a Siamese Twins Tornado; he also finds himself encountering the Greatest Monster of All, freeing a maiden from the claws of a dragon, riding through a forest full of ghosts, navigating a Galactic Gully and meeting a dream princess, a talking horse, scantily-clad Amazons and even his own self. Having made a wager with death for nothing less than his life and his soul, he must travel from the earth to the moon and back in a single night.

A War of Gifts

Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with *A War of Gifts* , a short novel set during Ender Wiggin’s first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.
The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn’t see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn’t exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student’s shoe. This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series
*Ender’s Game* / *Speaker for the Dead* / *Xenocide* / *Children of the Mind* / *Ender in Exile* / *Children of the Fleet* Ender’s Shadow series
*Ender’s Shadow* / *Shadow of the Hegemon* / *Shadow Puppets* / *Shadow of the Giant* / *Shadows in Flight* The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
*Earth Unaware* / *Earth Afire* / *Earth Awakens* The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
*The Swarm* / *The Hive* Ender novellas
*A War of Gifts* / *First Meetings* At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Tapestry of Magics

At the Center of Crassmor’s world lay the Singularity, ruled by the mysterious King Ironwicca.
Outside that lay the Beyonds, touching all the Realities, from which any manner of strays might wander. One day it might be Bill, who had been a god. The next it might be Little John and his band of not so merry men. And there were monsters and armies bent on conquest to be met and overcome by the unfortunate knights who patrolled those changing, flux haunted lands of the Beyond.
But those dangers were expected. The real problem Sir Crassmor had to face lay in the very heart of the Singularity, and no one would listen to him or trust him

A Shadow in Summer

In this brilliant and original epic fantasy of Machiavellian intrigue and unique magic, Daniel Abraham portrays fully realized women and complex, conflicted men in love, caught between the forces of money and power. The city-state of Saraykeht dominates the Summer Cities: commerce and trade fill the streets. Any desire, however exotic or base, can be satisfied in its soft quarter. The people live and work secure in the knowledge that their city is a bastion of progress in a harsh world. It would be a tragedy if it fell…. At the heart of the city’s influence is the poet-sorcerer Heshai and the captive spirit Seedless which he controls. Heshai is at once the linchpin of and the most vulnerable point in Saraykeht’s greatness. Far to the west, the armies of Galt have conquered many lands. To take Saraykeht, they must first destroy its prosperity. Marchat Wilsin, head of Galt’s trading-house in the city, is planning a terrible crime against Heshai and Seedless. If he succeeds, Saraykeht will fall. Amat, House Wilsin’s business manager, her apprentice Liat, and two young men from the farthest reaches of their society stand alone against the dire threat to the city. But in this city of power and intrigue, no one is without secrets. The price they must pay to save Saraykeht may be greater than they can afford….

A Night in the Netherhells

The conclusion to the magical Ebenezum trilogy.
“Gardener skewers all the cliches of quest-fantasy with wit, style, mordant irony and great glee-this series could have been serialized in *National Lampoon* or filmed by one of the Pythons!” (Spider Robinson)

A Multitude of Monsters

“I’ve got you now, you wizardly pest, in my stomach you soon will rest!” Thus spoke Guxx Unfufadoo to the mighty wizard, Ebenezum. The dreaded rhyming demon had cruelly cursed the mage with a malady of magicks and now he was determined that the suffering sorcerer never reach Vushta, the City of Forbodden Delights, where he might find a cure. A fun romp from a humorist of high caliber.

A Malady of Magicks

Guxx Unfufadoo is my name. And killing wizards is my game!Thus spoke the dreaded rhyming demon, come from the Netherhells, to munch a bunch of the great Ebenezum.Only it didn’t quite work out that way. Ebenezum lived, cursed by Guxx with a mighty curse that he should henceforth be allergic to magic.So Ebenezum and his hapless apprentice Wuntvor must journey to the City of Forbidden Delights to seek a cure. They find the road fraught with peril and dark magic, from tap-dancing dragons to enchanted chickens, slobbering trolls, winsome witches and sinister shrubbery.It’s up to Wunt to see them through, to utter the sounds of power and speak the spells that will insure their health, wealth and continued life. It only he could remember the words…

A Disagreement With Death

Strange have been the travels of Wuntvor in his search of a cure for his master the mighty mage Ebenezum’s malady of magicks. Yet, stranger still the road that lies ahead.
For Wunt has caught the cold eye of Death himself, who seeks to add the Eternal Apprentice to the ranks of his morbid millions. To lure the lad to his dread domain, the Relentless Reaper has captured the wizards in his grim grasp.
Now, if the Fates (Mary Jane, Victoria, and Hortense) allow, Wunt will strike out for Death’s Kingdom, to engage the Spooky Spectre in strange and noisy contests, so that Ebenezum might be spared.
But Wunt must walk the alleys and lanes of the Afterlife with caution, lest he stumble into a gutter and lose Death’s game … permanently.

A Difficulty With Dwarves

When a wizard is unable to cure his malady of magicks, he sends his apprentice Wuntnor to seek aid in the distant land of the Eastern Kingdoms which are ripe with fiendish peril.

A Betrayal in Winter

Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliant, original, and engaging first novel, *A Shadow in Summer*. Now he has produced an even more powerful sequel, a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare’s *Macbeth*. As a boy, Otah Machi was exiled from his family, Machi’s ruling house. Decades later, he has witnessed and been part of world-changing events. Yet he has never returned to Machi. Now his father–the Khai, or ruler, of Machi–is dying and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he must return to Machi, for reasons not even he understands. Tradition dictates that the sons of a dying Khai fall upon each other until only one remains to succeed his father. But something even worse is occurring in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with someone in Machi to bring down the ruling house. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious motive for murder. With the subtlety and wonderful storytelling skill of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama filled with a unique magic, a suspenseful thriller of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics. At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.