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The Last Arabian Night

From New York Times bestselling author Craig Shaw Gardner–the rollicking conclusion to his outrageous Sinbad series. The other Sinbad, Ali Baba, Aladdin, and friends are trapped in an enchanted cavern. But the fearless heroes soon find their way into the Palace of Beautiful Women, where they meet Queen Scheherazade, whose husband has the nasty habit of cutting off his wives’ heads.

The King’s Blood

WAR AND MADNESS CAST SHADOWS OVER THE LANDS DRAGONS ONCE RULED. Geder Palliako’s star is rising. He is a hero of Antea, protector to the crown prince, and darling of the court. But storms from his past are gathering, and with them, a war that will change everything. Cithrin bel Sarcour founded a powerful bank on stolen wealth, forged papers, and ready blades. Now every move she makes is observed, recorded, and controlled. Unless Cithrin can free herself from her gilded cage, the life she made will be for naught; war may provide just the opportunity she needs. An apostate priest sees the hidden hand behind all: a long-buried secret of the dragon empire threatens everything humanity has built. An age of madness and death is on the way, with only a few doomed heroes to stand in its way.

The Invention of the Jewish People

A historical tour de force that demolishes the myths and taboos that have surrounded Jewish and Israeli history, *The Invention of the Jewish People* offers a new account of both that demands to be read and reckoned with. Was there really a forced exile in the first century, at the hands of the Romans? Should we regard the Jewish people, throughout two millennia, as both a distinct ethnic group and a putative nation—returned at last to its Biblical homeland?
Shlomo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered far across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The formation of a Jewish people and then a Jewish nation out of these disparate groups could only take place under the sway of a new historiography, developing in response to the rise of nationalism throughout Europe. Beneath the biblical back fill of the nineteenth-century historians, and the twentieth-century intellectuals who replaced rabbis as the architects of Jewish identity, *The Invention of the Jewish People* uncovers a new narrative of Israel’s formation, and proposes a bold analysis of nationalism that accounts for the old myths.
After a long stay on Israel’s bestseller list, and winning the coveted Aujourd’hui Award in France, *The Invention of the Jewish People* is finally available in English. The central importance of the conflict in the Middle East ensures that Sand’s arguments will reverberate well beyond the historians and politicians that he takes to task. Without an adequate understanding of Israel’s past, capable of superseding today’s opposing views, diplomatic solutions are likely to remain elusive. In this iconoclastic work of history, Shlomo Sand provides the intellectual foundations for a new vision of Israel’s future.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

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The story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame cathedral and his devotion to the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda. When the demented archdeacon Frollo sets out to abduct Esmeralda, he uses Quasimodo to do the evil deed on his behalf. However, Quasimodo turns from captor to saviour.

The Heir of Death

Elysia Mallory has never embraced her magic, not when doing so comes at the price of her sanity. Her family is cursed with bizarre necromantic gifts that have driven each recipient mad, and she doesn’t want to be another dead branch on the family tree.
But when Elysia learns that an ancestor is still in the mortal world and using his rare gift to possess the Deacon, the leader of the necromancer community, she decides it’s time to take control of the power she was given. Will her gift give her the ability to right a wrong centuries in the making? Or will she become another puppet for him to control?
(The Heir of Death is a 53,000-word novella.)

The Gone Away World

A wildly entertaining debut novel, introducing a bold new voice that combines antic humor (think Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut) with a stunning futuristic vision (a la *A Clockwork Orange* and *1984* , with a little *Mad Max* thrown in) to give us an electrifyingly original tale of love, friendship, and the apocalypse.
There *couldn’t* be a fire along the Jorgmund Pipe. It was the last thing the world needed. But there it was, burning bright on national television. The Pipe was what kept the Livable Zone safe from the bandits, monsters, and nightmares the Go-Away War had left in its wake. The fire was a very big problem.
Enter Gonzo Lubitsch and his friends, the Haulage & HazMat Emergency Civil Freebooting Company, a team of master troubleshooters who roll into action when things get particularly hot. They helped build the Pipe. Now they have to preserve it–and save humanity yet again. But this job is not all it seems. It will touch more closely on Gonzo’s life–and that of his best friend–than either of them can imagine. And it will decide the fate of the Gone-Away World.
Equal parts raucous adventure, comic odyssey, geek nirvana, and ultra-cool epic, *The Gone-Away World* is a story of–among other things–love, pirates, mimes, greed, and ninjas. But it is also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes–however unlikely they may seem.

The Golden Yarn

The worlds on either side of the mirror are about to collide. And there’s nothing Jacob can do to stop them.
After a perilous encounter with an Alder Elf – an immortal, trick-­turning creature to whom he owes a great debt – Jacob must journey back into the enchanted Mirrorworld once again.
Together with Fox, his beautiful shape­shifting friend, Jacob has no choice but to follow his brother on the trail of the Dark Fairy, who has fled deep into the East: to a land of folklore, Cossacks, spies, time­-eating witches and flying carpets. But what exactly is the Dark One running from? Could it be the same danger that threatens Jacob and Fox?
The third book in the Reckless series, The Golden Yarn is a thrilling tale of courage and fear, jealousy and forbidden desire; in which love has the power both to save a life – and to destroy it.

The Goblin Corps

**Morthul, the dreaded Charnel King, has failed.**
Centuries of plotting from the heart of the Iron Keep, deep within the dark lands of Kirol Syrreth – all for naught. Foiled at the last by the bumbling efforts of a laughable band of so-called heroes, brainless and over-muscled cretins without sense enough to recognize a hopeless cause when they take it on. Machinations developed over generations, schemes intended to deliver the world into the Dark Lord’s hands, now devastated beyond salvation. But the so-called forces of Light have paid for their meddling with the life of Princess Amalia, only child of the royal family of Shauntille.
Now, as winter solidifies its icy grip on the passes of the Brimstone Mountains, disturbing news has reached the court of Morthul. King Dororam, enraged by the murder of his only child – and accompanied by that same group of delusional upstart “heroes” – is assembling all the Allied Kingdoms, fielding an army unlike any seen before. The armies of Kirol Syrreth muster to meet the attack that is sure to come as soon as the snows have melted from the mountain paths, but their numbers are sorely depleted. Still, after uncounted centuries of survival, the Dark Lord isn’t about to go down without a fight, particularly in battle against a mortal! No, the Charnel King still has a few tricks up his putrid and tattered sleeves, and the only thing that can defeat him now…may just be the inhuman soldiers on whom he’s pinned his last hopes.
Welcome to the Goblin Corps. May the best man lose.

The Ghost Rebellion

From authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, the award winning steampunk series continues… The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire. Meanwhile Ministry agents Brandon Hill and Bruce Campbell travel deep into Russia hunting down a rare ingredient to save Queen Victoria’s life. Amid the cold they uncover a threat from the revitalized House of Usher that comes directly from their new Chairman. All in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences will find their allegiances in question, and their mettle tested as a new dastardly era of international intrigue dawns.

The Garden of Rama

In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge – big enough to contain a city and a sea – and empty, apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next, unknown, destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. But all the years of preparation were not enough to unlock the Raman enigma. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system. Aboard it are three humans, two men and a woman, left behind when the expedition departed. Ahead of them lies the unknown, a voyage no human has ever experienced. And at the end of it – and who could tell how many years away that might be? – may lie the truth about Rama…

The First Kaiaru

Storm Phase A wizard with a mysterious destiny, a cat-girl ninja he can’t help but fall for, and a diary that turns into a bat-winged creature journey through a world teeming with monsters. Book 5: The First Kaiaru Failure is not an option, but success may be even worse. Forced to serve the cruel whims of the sinister Blood King, Turesobei and his friends must retrieve a magical artifact from each of the eight elemental realms. But the artifacts are guarded by deadly monsters, devious traps, and powerful spells – all of them designed to kill a Kairu wizard. If they fail, they die. If they succeed, the Blood King will be released … and he’ll be more powerful than ever before.

The Dragonfly

Tre fratelli Tre menti temporali. Ma l’unione tra loro era sacra indipendente da tutto.
La complicità di questa famiglia andava ben oltre il legame fraterno; insieme, gestirono un impero: il gruppo dei Gonzalez.
Hugo, Alejandro e David.
Entrambi erano noti non solo per la fortuna e tutto il potere che porta, ma per la fama di seduzione per il sesso femminile.
Conquistare uomini e libertini.
Hugo González era il più vecchio dei fratelli e, consecutivamente, il più persistente.
Aveva sempre desiderato il consigliere del gruppo, Lea Martinez, ma per un’ironia del destino, non lo voleva mai.
Con una personalità forte, Lea, ha aperto la strada in modo libero e distaccato. Nascondeva un oscuro segreto che in qualche modo le impediva di andare avanti con la sua vita amorosa.
Due persone distinte, ma avrebbero scoperto che la connessione tra loro andava ben oltre il desiderio insano.

The Dragon-Child

The Dragons dream of us, even as we dream of them….
Therian and Gruum set out to rekindle the dimming sun. Anduin the Black Dragon has set them upon a path southward, and completing the quest she gives them will gain her patronage. They set sail but… things go badly. The pair finds themselves embroiled with a cutthroat crew, a dead comrade and an unkillable sea monster….
The Dragon-Child is the second story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by B. V. Larson, an award-winning author.

The Dragon Wicked

When death is met in a dream, where does the dreamer awaken?
The Sun dims over Corium to its lowest ebb. Auguries are cast again and again using human entrails, but always the results are the same: the ice will come this winter and never shall it leave the fabled Isle. Gruum and Therian set out upon the final stage of their quest to save Hyborea, but to reach the skies they will have to dig deeply into the Earth… and into their own hearts.
“The Dragon Wicked” is the sixth story in the Hyborean Dragons series. It is a Sword and Sorcery novella of dark fantasy by bestselling author B. V. Larson.

The Destiny of the Sword

The Riddle of the Goddess
Wallie Smith had been dying on another world when the Goddess transferred his mind to the body of the barbarian swordsman Shonsu. Then She gave him the great, magical Sapphire Sword of Chioxin and sent him on a mission.
All he had to do was to lead the arrogant band of swordsmen to destroy the sorcerers and their Fire God.
Now Wallie discovered that he’d already tried it — and been hopelessly defeated.
A few complications cropped up. Wallie’s reputation was in tatters. His best friend and pupil was apparently planning to betray him. And if he won, he would doom all hope of progress and learning in this World of the Goddess — doom the Goddess Herself.
It made an interesting kind of riddle. All he had to do was find the solution — and survive, if he could!

The Death of Joan of Arc

**Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s *Harry Potter* —but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today!** **Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s *New York Times* bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with *The Death of Joan of Arc* , an ebook original.** In this never-before-seen lost story, Joan of Arc was not burned at the stake in Rouen, France in 1431. She was rescued from certain death by Scathach the Warrior. The truth about that day is revealed in the last will and testament of William of York, and it will leave you wondering: does Joan of Arc still walk the earth? “ **Fans of** adventure fantasies like **Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up.** ” —VOYA **Read the whole series!**
*The Alchemyst*
*The Magician*
*The Sorceress*
*The Necromancer*
*The Warlock*
*The Enchantress*