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Bird Box: A Novel
by Josh Malerman

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

May 13, 2014

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<p><strong>Now a Netflix film</strong> <strong>starring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar and John Malkovich!</strong></p><p>Written with the narrative tension of <em>The Road</em> and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, <em>Bird Box</em> is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.</p><p><em>Something is out there . . . </em></p><p>Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.</p><p>Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?</p><p>Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?</p><p>Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.</p>
Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of The One, Book 2
by Nora Roberts

Language

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>
Through Fiery Trials (Safehold Book 10)
by David Weber

Language

English

Pages

752

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<p><b>With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin—the cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity—and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in <i>Through Fiery Trials</i>, the continuation of David Weber's <i>New York Times </i>bestselling military science fiction series</b></p><p>Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. </p><p>However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.</p><p>Yet, an uncertain future isn't the only danger Safehold faces. Long-thought buried secrets and prophetic promises come to light, proving time is a merciless warden who never forgets.</p><p><b>“Vast, complex, intricate, subtle, and unlaydownable....The biggest thing in science fiction since Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.”—Dave Duncan on the Safehold series</b><br /><b></b><br /><u>Safehold Series</u><br />1.<i> Off Armageddon Reef</i> <br />2. <i>By Schism Rent Asunder</i> <br />3.<i> By Heresies Distressed</i> <br />4. <i>A Mighty Fortress</i> <br />5. <i>How Firm A Foundation</i> <br />6.<i> Midst Toil and Tribulation</i> <br />7.<i> Like A Mighty Army</i> <br />8.<i> Hell's Foundations Quiver</i> <br />9.<i> At the Sign of Triumph</i><br /><b>10. <i>Through Fiery Trials</i></b></p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>
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>
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)
by Deborah Harkness

Language

English

Pages

594

Publication Date

February 08, 2011

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<b>Book one of the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Twilight</i>” (<i>People</i>)</b><br /><br /> Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, <i>Ashmole 782</i>, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.<br /><br /> Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, <i>Shadow of Night</i>, and concludes with <i>The Book of Life</i>.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
by Justin Cronin

Language

English

Pages

897

Publication Date

June 03, 2010

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER •<b> <b><b><b>This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”</b></b></b></b><br /><br /><b>NOW A FOX TV SERIES! THE PASSAGE airs Mondays at 9/8c.</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY <i>TIME </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • </i>NPR/<i>On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal </i><b><br /></b></b></b><br /> <i>“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”</i> <br /><br /> An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, <i>The Passage</i> is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.<br /><br /> <b>Look for the entire Passage trilogy:</b><br /> <b>THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS</b><br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Passage</i></b><br /><br /> “[A] blockbuster.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “Mythic storytelling.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> “Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . <i>The Passage </i>can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece <i>The Stand, </i>but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s <i>The Road: </i>a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><br /> “The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.”<b>—<i>The Dallas Morning News</i></b><br /><br /> “Addictive.”<b>—<i>Men’s Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.”<b>—<i>Parade</i></b>
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

August 16, 2011

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<p><b><b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b><br /><br />The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.</b><br /><br />In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. </p><p>But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.</p>
The Dog Stars
by Peter Heller

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

August 07, 2012

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<p>Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley.<br /> <br />But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for.<br /><br />The ebook edition contains a reading group guide.</p>
Cloud Atlas: A Novel
by David Mitchell

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

November 13, 2008

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<b>By the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Bone Clocks • </i>Now a major motion picture<i> </i>• Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize<br /><br /><b>Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell</b></b><br /><br />A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity.<br /><br /><i>Cloud Atlas</i> begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history.<br /><br />But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.<br /><br />As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, <i>Cloud Atlas</i> is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Cloud Atlas</i></b><br /><br /> “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”<b>—Dave Eggers</b><br /><br /> “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”<b>—Michael Chabon</b><br /><br /> “<i>Cloud Atlas</i> ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b>
48 Hours
by William R. Forstchen

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<p><b>From the </b><b><i>New York Times</i> </b><b>bestselling author of the smash hit <i>One Second After</i> series comes <i>48 Hours, </i>a nail-biting and prescient thriller about </b><b>a solar storm with the power to destroy the world's electrical infrastructure</b></p><p>In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. To try and prevent permanent damage, everything goes dark prior to the hit: global communications are shut down; hospital emergency generators are disconnected; the entire internet, media broadcasting, and cell phone systems are turned off. </p><p>Will the world's population successfully defend itself in the wake of the CME, or will mass panic lead to the breakdown of society as we know it?</p><p>William R. Forstchen is at his best in <i>48 Hours, </i>a tale of the resilience of American citizens when faced with a crisis.</p><p>At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.</p>

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