A new full-length collection of high fantasy by Dave Smeds. A lover spun from moonlight. A wife banished for carrying the child of a demon. A queen, beheaded ten years ago, whose sage counsel may still save the realm. Here are tales of swords, of magic, of romance. And of the struggle to be splendid of heart whether the opponent be within or without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014536/bk_adbl_014536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The Janitor´s Painting´´: Josh is a washed up graveyard-shift janitor battling depression. Once a promising painter, repeated rejections of his work still sting his pride and thwart any motivation to try again. He is challenged to continue his work when an unlikely inspiration manifests itself, communicating a messaging that is hard for even Josh to ignore... ´´Queen of Kalal´´: A once peaceful village is taken over by a ruthless and cunning criminal. Taking his opponent´s wife, Anya, as a trophy - she is forced to face the harsh reality of her fate. It is only when she dares to break the rules that she sees a glimmer of hope left for her people and her late husband´s quest for peace. ´´The Witch and the Warrior´´: In a land devastated by a raging beast, Anandra is one village´s last hope. Driven by honor and courage, she challenges the fiery dragon´s reign over the town. Anandra´s realization that the dragon is much more powerful than anything she´s encountered leads her to find alliances in the most unexpected places in an effort to free the village from their daily torment. Her quest shows her just how far some are willing to go for the sake of humanity. ´´Enchanted Globe´´: James has never been the ambitious type - although, in his heart, he´s always known he´s meant for something better than his family´s pawn shop. When a mysteriously unique globe is pawned at his shop, the instructions given along with it were almost laughable. Spin the globe and visit that location for 24 hours, the elderly man had told him. It was ridiculous to James - until it actually worked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009079/bk_acx0_009079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Described as ´´the ultimate virtual reality saga´´ (´´San Francisco Chronicle´´), the ´´Otherland´´ series concludes with Volume Four. A brilliant blend of science fiction, fantasy, and technothriller, ´´Sea of Silver Light´´ is a rich, multilayered epic of future possibilities in which virtual realities offer new pathways to immortality for a dangerous price. A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever. Few science fiction sagas have achieved the level of critical acclaim-and best-selling popularity-as Tad Williams´s Otherland novels. A brilliant blend of science fiction, fantasy, and technothriller, it is a rich, multilayered epic of future possibilities.
Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing. Danie Ware is the publicist and event organiser for cult entertainment retailer Forbidden Planet. She has worked closely with a wide-range of genre authors and has been immersed in the science-fiction and fantasy community for the past decade. An early adopter of blogging, social media and a familiar face at conventions, she appears on panels as an expert on genre marketing and retailing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018536/bk_adbl_018536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever. Few science fiction sagas have achieved the level of critical acclaim - and best-selling popularity - as Tad Williams´ Otherland novels. A brilliant blend of science fiction, fantasy, and technothriller, it is a rich, multilayered epic of future possibilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002575/bk_peng_002575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Order of the Three Spears. Founded at the turn of the ninth century by the Lotus-Born Second Buddha and inspired by the most powerful immortal warrior who ever lived, this secret Buddhist society has kept the existence of immortals hidden from ordinary humans and maintained peace between the races for 1,200 years. When news of an ancient enemy reaches them from the West, the Order sends its best and most unorthodox field agent to investigate. In the course of his mission, Brother Yonten crosses paths with an immortal operative also tasked with hunting the Order´s deadly opponent. The astounding truths he uncovers will determine not just his own fate but that of the immortal societies and the entire human race. The Warrior Monk is a short story set in AD Starrling´s best-selling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you´ll love the world of Seventeen. Grab this fascinating short story and continue the epic series today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103102/bk_acx0_103102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. Mia Corvere is only 10 years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya. Inside the Church´s halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult. The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003141/bk_hcuk_003141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rogue, Prisoner, Princess is book two in Morgan Rice´s best-selling epic fantasy series Of Crowns and Glory, which begins with Slave, Warrior, Queen (book one). Seventeen-year-old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl from the Empire city of Delos, finds herself forced, by royal decree, to fight in the Stade, the brutal arena where warriors from all corners of the world come to kill each other. Pitted against ferocious opponents, her chances of survival are slim. Her only chance lies in drawing on her innermost powers, and making the transition, once and for all, from slave to warrior. Eighteen-year-old Prince Thanos wakes on the isle of Haylon to discover that he has been stabbed in the back by his own people, left for dead on the blood-soaked beach. Captured by the rebels, he must crawl his way back to life, find who tried to assassinate him, and seek his revenge. Ceres and Thanos, a world apart, have not lost their love for each other; yet the Empire court teems with lies, betrayal, and duplicity, and as jealous royals weave intricate lies, they each, in a tragic misunderstanding, are led to believe the other is dead. The choices they make will determine each other´s fate. Will Ceres survive the Stade and become the warrior she was meant to be? Will Thanos heal and discover the secret being withheld from him? Will the two of them, forced apart, find each other again? Rogue, Prisoner, Princess tells an epic tale of tragic love, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, and destiny. Filled with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding action, it transports us into a world we will never forget, and makes us fall in love with fantasy all over again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091044/bk_acx0_091044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this fourth Owl novel, Kristi Charish (The Voodoo Killings) melds sparkling fantasy with the grit of urban underbelly - with a detour through the world’s most spectacular cities. This is perfect for fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, Jenn Bennett, and fantasy lovers everywhere. Through no fault of her own, Alix has found herself essential to the fate of the world as we know it. She didn’t mean for this to happen - she was quite happy being merely the notorious antiquities thief, and ex-archeologist, known as Owl. However, years ago, Owl reluctantly entered the secret world of the supernatural. Her goals: complete one job, escape one bounty on her head, continue her thieving in peace. Fast forward to today. Now, she has become a key player in a brutal paranormal civil war that is rapidly getting out of hand. The leader of one of these factions - a lethal opponent called the Electric Samurai - grows more powerful by the second. To stop him, Owl sets out to find the long-lost, legendary group known as the Tiger Thieves. But will it be too little too late? One thing Owl misses about ´´normal” archaeology: there are few emergencies with thousand-year-old relics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Romano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025924/bk_adbl_025924_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enjoying a successful string of victories against magical and treacherous opponents on the game-ruled world of Disboard, Sora and Shiro vacation in the Eastern Union only to be challenged in the game of love by a surprise adversary. Original. 15,000 first printing.