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Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of The One, Book 2
by Nora Roberts

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<p><b>Nora Roberts, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the epic <i>Year One</i> returns with </b><b><i>Of Blood and Bone, </i></b><b>a new tale of terror and magick in a brand new world.</b></p><p>They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.</p><p>Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.</p><p>In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.</p>
Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen His...
by George R. R. Martin

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English

Pages

737

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>• <b>The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>.</b><br /><br /> Centuries before the events of <i>A Game of Thrones,</i> House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. <i>Fire & Blood</i> begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.<br /><br /> What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as <i>The World of Ice & Fire, </i>but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.<br /><br /> With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,</i> <i>Fire & Blood </i>is the the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
by Diana Gabaldon

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English

Pages

642

Publication Date

October 26, 2004

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES <br /></b></b><br />Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.<br /><br /><b><b>One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>!</b></b><br /><br />Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.<br /><br /> Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.<br /><br /><b>This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:</b><br />• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s <i>Dragonfly in Amber</i>, the second novel in the Outlander series <br />• An interview with Diana Gabaldon <br />• An<i> Outlander</i> reader’s guide<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Outlander</i></b><br /><br /> “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”<b>—New York <i>Daily News</i></b>
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth's Past Book 1)
by Cixin Liu

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<p>"Wildly imaginative, really interesting." —President Barack Obama on <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> trilogy<br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>The Three-Body Problem </i>is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.</b></p><p>Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.</p><p><b><u>The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy</u></b><br /><i>The Three-Body Problem</i><br /><i>The Dark Forest</i><br /><i>Death's End</i></p><p><b><u>Other Books</u></b><br /><i>Ball Lightning</i> (forthcoming)</p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screen...
by J.K. Rowling

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English

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Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<p>At the end of <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em>, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.</p><p>In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided Wizarding World.</p><p>This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.</p>
Artemis: A Novel
by Andy Weir

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The bestselling author of <i>The Martian</i> returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.</b><br /><br />Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. <br />  <br /> Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.<br />  <br /> So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down. <br />  <br /> The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. <br />  <br /> Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she’s in way over her head. She’ll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city. <br />  <br /> Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal. <br />  <br /> That’ll have to do. <br />  <br /> Propelled by its heroine’s wisecracking voice, set in a city that’s at once stunningly imagined and intimately familiar, and brimming over with clever problem-solving and heist-y fun, <i>Artemis </i>is another irresistible brew of science, suspense, and humor from #1 bestselling author Andy Weir.
Year One: Chronicles of The One, Book 1
by Nora Roberts

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<p><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER (December 2017)</b><br /><b></b><b></b><br /><b>A stunning new novel from the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Nora Roberts—<i>Year One</i> is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…</b><br /><b></b><br />It began on New Year’s Eve.</p><p>The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.</p><p>Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most. </p><p>As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.</p><p>In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.</p><p>The end has come. The beginning comes next.</p>
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

February 17, 1986

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<b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><br /><br /><i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.<br /><br /> The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. <i>The Handmaid's Tale </i>is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller)
by Madeline Miller

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<div><b>"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>"</i>manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b></div><div><br /></div><div> In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br /><br /><div>Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.<br /><br /> </div> </div>
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman

Language

English

Pages

674

Publication Date

June 21, 2011

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<!DOCTYPE html><br /><html><br /><head><br /><title>Test</title><br /></head><p>First published in 2001, <em>American Gods</em> became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of <em>American Gods</em> in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.</p><p><em>A storm is coming . . . </em></p><p>Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.</p><p>But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.</p><p>Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.</p><p>Relevant and prescient, <em>American Gods</em> has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, <em>Washington Post Book World</em>) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (<em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em>). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.</p>

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