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The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint

Caught between renegade magic and cranky religion, what’s a poor wizard supposed to do? When the king of Yurt goes on vacation, leaving his Royal Wizard Daimbert in charge, he is faced with the escalating crises of the cranky saint of the shrine of the Holy Toe, an all-too-beguiling wood nymph, bizarre horned rabbits, a scandalous duchess, the royal nephew’s mid-life crisis, and a monstrous creature made with spells they never taught at the wizards’ school. Daimbert had hoped–he thought–for a little more excitement and adventure, but at this rate the king won’t have a kingdom to come home to.

The Wolves of Midwinter

The tale of *The Wolf Gift* continues . . .
In Anne Rice’s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers (“I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early *Vampire Chronicles* fiction”—Alan Cheuse, *The Boston Globe* ; “A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting, and suspense”—Elizabeth Hand, *The Washington Post* ), readers were spellbound as Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast.
Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf.
The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide.
For Reuben Golding, now infused with the Wolf Gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this promises to be a Christmas like no other . . .
The Yuletide season, sacred to much of the human race, has been equally sacred to the Man Wolves, and Reuben soon becomes aware that they, too, steeped in their own profound rituals, will celebrate the ancient Midwinter festival deep within the verdant richness of Nideck forest.
From out of the shadows of Nideck comes a ghost—tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection . . . As Reuben finds himself caught up with—and drawn to—the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence, and as the swirl of preparations reaches a fever pitch for the Nideck town Christmas festival of music and pageantry, astonishing secrets are revealed; secrets that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits other than the Morphenkinder, centuries old, who inhabit the dense stretches of redwood and oak that surround the magnificent house at Nideck Point, “ageless ones” who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and who taunt with their dark magical powers . . .

The Witch & the Cathedral

Love and magic don’t mix, and neither do wizardry and the church. But that doesn’t stop Daimbert, the royal wizard of Yurt. When Daimbert discovers that the woman he’s loved for years is marrying someone else, he decides to leave Yurt for Caelrhon. But no one wants him there and he senses hidden sinister plots at work.

The Warrior’s Tale

Captain Rali Emilie Antero came from an illustrious and wealthy trading family whose members included a wizard, long dead, and a famous adventurer, Amalricvery much alive and regaling rapt audiences with tales of his quest to the legendary Far Kingdoms. Much was expected of an Antero…But Rali cared little for magic and magicians, and even less for journeying, particularly on the ocean. She was a soldier, committed to defending Orissa, the city of her birth, and to winning respect for her command, the elite, all-women Maranon Guard. Winning battles was no problem for the Guard; but there were too many jealous men who wanted the women warriors out of the way. So just when Rali should have been at home, resting on the laurels of her latest victory, she found herself assigned to lead a suicide mission: a seagoing odyssey in search of an evil master wizardthe last Archon of Lycanthwho had fled with a doomsday spell, a secret that could destroy all of civilization. And so Rali Antero and her Maranon warriors set out to sea, with the wizard Gamelan, on an epic hunt for Orissa’s most deadly enemy. It would be Rali’s greatest challenge: a desperate pursuit, raging across the great Western Sea, past the barbaric caravan port of Jeypur, past Tiger Bay and the Lemon Coast, past even the Jasmine Islands, to the great fire reefs that marked the end of the worldand beyond, to places unmarked even in legend.

The Warrior Returns

For those who thrill to the adventure and wonder of The Anteros, here is the book where all the secrets from KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT are finally, dazzlingly, revealed. For new initiates, this tale stands alone, entry to a world of intrigue, high drama, derring-do . . . and, most of all, magic!All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity–until a goddess needed her for one last quest . . .Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm. All the Anteros had been assassinated–save one: a golden, magical child named Emilie. Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa. Now she had only to sieze little Emilie, as well.She never counted on the return of Rali Antero . . .

The War God’s Own

THE ROAD HOME Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani never wanted to be a champion of the War God. Unfortunately, Tomandk had insisted. Even more unfortunately, Bahzell’s own sense of responsibility hadn’t let him say, “No.” Which was how he found himself in the Empire of the Axe, where even people who didn’t actively hate hradani regarded them with suspicion and fear. Of course, that was only the start of his problems. Next, there was the Order of Tomanak, many of whom were horrified by the notion that their deity had chosen a hradani as a champion . . . and intended to do something about it. And assuming he survived that, he had to go home-across three hundred leagues of bitter winter snow-to face a Dark God who threatened to destroy all hradani. Throw in the odd demon and brigand ambush, and add a powerful neighboring kingdom with no intention of letting Bahzell (or anyone else) save his people, and you have the makings of a really bad day. But one thing Bahzell has learned: a champion of Tomanak does what needs doing. And the people in his way had better move. At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Very Best of Charles De Lint

When asked to choose his “very best” stories, Charles de Lint went directly to his fans, who helped him select this collection of timeless, magical tales. From his beloved Newford to the streets of modern Ottawa, these stories take you effortlessly to a place where mystery and myth are right next door. To quote his readers: “His stories are good for the heart and soul…he reminds you of hope and strength and Beauty and Grace that you may have forgotten.” “Just as Charles de Lint’s pen drips magic and enchantment, he is also never afraid to write about the darker and painful side of life, and he writes it in a way that moves you. Give this wonderful book a chance; I promise you it won’t disappoint you. Even more, I can assure you, you won’t be the same person when you are done with it: de Lint will have changed you with his magic.” Reviews: Contemporary fantasist de Lint built this winning compilation with help from his readers, who voted on their favorite stories. The result is an outstanding and widely varied collection of 29 tales. The delightfully light-hearted “Pixel Pixies” adds magic and mischief to innocent online interactions. (“If you’re lucky, [the pixies are] still on the Internet and didn’t follow you home.”) “Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood” investigates the nature and meaning of memories. The heart-wrenching “In the House of My Enemy,” later developed into the novel The Onion Girl, narrates the decisions made by a pregnant girl with an abusive past. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will fall in love with de Lint’s graceful, poetic language and characters like “an old man who wore the shape of a red-haired boy with crackernut eyes that seemed as bright as salmon tails glinting up the water.” —Publishers Weekly When it comes to urban waifs and strays, Ottawa fantasy writer Charles de Lint has his own unusual take, creating in his fiction a fantastic world populated by artists, musicians, booksellers, scholars, runaways and, well, magic. With The Very Best of Charles de Lint, the author, who is also a musician, has created a greatest-hits set with a twist. To determine which stories to include (from a body of work spanning 25 years), he asked his fans for their favourites via Facebook and Twitter. The resulting volume is more than 400 pages of the finest urban fantasy fiction of the past three decades, characterized by de Lint’s deep and passionate humanism. —Robert Wiersema, National Post There are a number of stories here—quite an impressive number of them—that are simply perfect. By that, I mean that they hit the mark they’ve aimed at. (And de Lint never aims low.) They’ve achieved the intended effect. An artistic balance has been achieved between lyricism and clarity of language, consistent and well-developed characterisation that propel the plot at a good pace, and the elements of myth dosed out carefully enough that they retain the elements of mystery. And it’s easy to miss that exquisite feat of craft in sheer enjoyment of the story, and the set of feelings the author has evoked. And that, my friends, is storytelling at its best. —Green Man Review “Charles de Lint was writing Urban Fantasy before that genre was infiltrated by vampires and gritty streets. His Urban Fantasy introduces a magical realism to the world, spirit magic seeping into the cement environments mankind has built and most of the stories selected for this volume reflect that interest.” —Steven H. Silver, The SF Site De Lint is prolific, and if you’ve resisted picking him up because you’re not sure where to start, this is an excellent way to get a feel for his polished prose, his deep empathy for his own characters, and a wondrous world that may be filled with danger but is no less beautiful because of that. —Mark Rose, BookGasm “One of the most original fantasy writers currently working.”—Booklist “Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend—all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint’s vivid, original world. No one does it better.” —Alice Hoffman “De Lint creates an entirely organic mythology that seems as real as the folklore from which it draws.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Charles de Lint is an impossibly, ridiculously talented sort of man—and I’ve been reading him for so long that he pretty much crafted my own ideas of what a fairy tale ought to be.”—Cherie Priest “Charles de Lint is a folksinger as well as a writer and it is this voice we hear…both old and new, lyric, longing, touched by magic.” —Jane Yolen “He shows that, far from being escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time.”—Fantasy & Science Fiction “You open a de Lint story, and like the interior of a very genial Pandora’s box, the atmosphere is suddenly full of deep woods and quaint city streets and a magic that’s nowhere near so far removed as Middle Earth.”—James P. Blaylock “De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic—or at least the magic of fiction—to open our eyes to a larger world.”—Edmonton Journal “It’s hard not to feel encouraged to be a better person after reading a book by Ottawa’s Charles de Lint.” —Halifax Chronicle Herald

The Tower of Swallows

The Witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to Baptism of Fire, in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired The Witcher video games.The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting…Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of ContemptBaptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the LakeWitcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of DestinyThe Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)Translated from original Polish by David French

The Swords of Corium

When dreams come…how can a man be certain he dreams alone?
Therian and Gruum must defend Hyborea in battle. The kingdom is old, weak and rich…a bad combination. While the Hyboreans prepare the ancient walls of Corium to meet marauders from southern lands, Gruum learns more about the struggle between the Dragons and the strange requirements of becoming Anduin’s champion. In this adventure, the pair meets terrifying new enemies…some dead, some alive and others that are elemental in nature.
*The Swords of Corium* is the fourth story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by bestselling author B. V. Larson.

The Sorcerer’s Bane

Do the dead dream? If so, what could cause them to wake?
Strange events haunt Corium’s Necropolis. The Order of the Red Dragon is at the throats of the Order of the Black. The Red Priests summon an ancient horror while the Black Priestesses build a fresh one. Both endanger Hyborea, meanwhile the city and the people face starvation. Shall Therian burn out one side or the other… or both?
“The Sorcerer’s Bane” is the fifth story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by bestselling author B. V. Larson.

The Sleeping Life

Fallon DeVries has a sister who lives only in his mind. Paying the price of magic gone wrong, Aurienne is trapped watching a world she cannot touch, only able to communicate with her brother while he sleeps.
And it’s slowly killing him.
Fallon and Auri’s best chance of untangling their lives is to win the help of a mage of unparalleled ability. But how can they ask for help when the warped spell prevents him from speaking?
Besides, Rennyn Claire – once the most powerful mage in the world – is a shadow of her former self: ill, injured and unlikely to recover unless she can hunt down the monster who once tried to make her his slave. But that Wicked Uncle is nowhere to be found, and other dangers, once slumbering dormant, are stirring…

The Sin and Love Collection

The sin and love collection.
contiene: Anche le Cattive Ragazze Vanno in Paradiso, best seller Amazon
sinossi

Anche le Cattive Ragazze Vanno in Paradiso, è un comedy romance romantico e divertente, che vi farà battere il cuore, ridere e arrabbiare e, chissà, forse anche versare qualche lacrimuccia.
The 7 Alex the Pride
sinossi

Romanzo rosa piccante, Best seller Top 100 per oltre un mese.
Un romanzo che inizia con il sesso e finisce con…
Volevo solo essere una Star
sinossi

racconto lungo romantico, ambientato nella Hollywood degli anni ’50 tra FBI, mafia, politica e mondo del cinema.

The Silicon Mage

A computer programmer must rescue an imprisoned wizard to save the universe in this sequel to The Silent Tower from the New York Times–bestselling author.  There was a time when Joanna Sheraton knew nothing of the Void. She was an ordinary computer programmer, toiling in a cubicle in air-conditioned Southern California comfort, unaware that sinister forces had penetrated her universe. But from across the interdimensional divide, an evil mage had put in motion a scheme for eternal life, by transferring himself into a computer that feeds on Earth’s life force. Called upon to help by the wizard Antryg, Joanna could do nothing more than delay. At the end of her first sojourn across the Void, Antryg was imprisoned and their task seemed hopeless. Now she must depart from Earth once more, to rescue Antryg and save humanity. She is friendless, and the dark mage’s forces hound her every step. But a good hacker is not easily deterred. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Silent Tower

**Magic and technology collide in the first book of the Windrose Chronicles by the *New York Times* –bestselling author and “fabulously talented writer” (Charlaine Harris).** In a world where wizards are relegated to ghettos, it is no surprise to see one murdered in the street. But for Stonne Caris, a young warrior monk who sees the killing and gives chase to the culprit, there is nothing ordinary about seeing a murderer disappear into a black, inky portal. The Archmage sends him in search of Antryg Windrose—a half-mad mage who understands the nature of these passages between dimensions.

On the other side of the Void is Joanna, a programmer as mild as Caris is deadly. She has spent her life in cubicles, staring into computer terminals, as far from heroism as she can get. But when the power that is crossing between dimensions draws her through the Void, she finds herself battling to save a world she never even knew existed.

With intricate worldbuilding and complex plot twists, *The Silent Tower* is a compelling introduction to one of this generation’s greatest female fantasy writers.

*This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.*

The Silent Blade

Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last?
Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri.
*The Silent Blade* is the book that brought Drizzt back to the Realms, and was a *New York Times* best seller on its initial release–and has been in print every day since. Like the rest of the **Legend of Drizzt** (R) reissues, *The Silent Blade* features beautiful new cover art by award-winning illustrator Todd Lockwood.
*From the Paperback edition.*

The Silence of Medair

Time stole victory.
Medair an Rynstar returned too late to drive back the Ibisian invasion. Centuries too late.
When friend and enemy have become the same thing, what use are the weapons Medair planned to use to protect her Empire? There is no magic, no artefact, no enchanted trinket which can undo the past.
But no matter how Medair wishes to hide from the consequences of her failure, there are those who will not allow her the luxury of denying the present. Her war is already lost, but she carries weapons which could change the course of new battles.
With the skirmishes of war beginning, and hunters in near pursuit, it is her conscience Medair cannot escape. Whose side should she be on? What is she really running from?