Download E-books The Witches of the Blue Well: Thoughts on Writing The Winter Witch PDF

By Paula Brackston

A alluring new unique 20-page brief tale through Paula Brackston, writer of The Witch's Daughter, "The Witches of the Blue good" is the tale of Ceri, a tender girl in early eighteenth-century Wales whose grandmother continuously advised her the magic blood of the ladies of their family members flows via her veins. but if famine and trouble come to their village, will Ceri be ready to harness her magic to save lots of herself and her sister, or will her energy lead to the destruction of all that she loves? together with her signature mesmerizing kind, Paula Brackston has penned a captivating tale set on the earth of her most recent novel The wintry weather Witch.

In addition to the quick tale, THE WITCHES OF THE BLUE good, this additionally includes a letter from the writer, Paula Brackston, on writing THE wintry weather WITCH, an excerpt from "Welsh folks Lore: a set of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales," an real ebook by means of the Reverend Elias Owen, from 1886, on witchcraft in Wales, and an excerpt from THE wintry weather WITCH, a gorgeous and relocating novel coming from St. Martin's Press in February.

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Download E-books Ascend: A Trylle Novel PDF

By Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have bought thousands of copies world wide. Ascend is the ultimate bankruptcy in her bestselling Trylle trilogy―and you are going to by no means wager the way it ends!

Wendy Everly is dealing with an very unlikely selection. the one approach to store the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is via sacrificing herself. If she does not quit to the Vittra, her humans could be thrust right into a brutal warfare opposed to an unbeatable foe. yet how can Wendy go away all her buddies behind…even if it is the in simple terms method to keep them?

The stakes have by no means been greater, simply because her nation is not the merely factor she stands to lose. After falling for either Finn and Loki, she's approximately to make the last word choice…who to like endlessly. One man has ultimately confirmed to be the affection of her life―and now all their lives may be coming to an finish.

Everything has been resulting in this second. the way forward for her whole global rests in her hands―if she's able to struggle for it.

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Download E-books In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent (A Natural History of Dragons) PDF

In the Labyrinth of Drakes: the exciting new e-book within the acclaimed delusion sequence from Marie Brennan, because the glamorous woman Trent takes her adventurous explorations to the deserts of Akhia.

Even those that take no real interest in the sphere of dragon naturalism have heard of girl Trent's day trip to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. Her discoveries there are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to around the globe reputation. the main points of her own existence in the course of that point are hardly ever much less deepest, having supplied fodder for gossips in numerous countries.

As is so usually the case within the occupation of this illustrious lady, the general public tale is much from entire. during this, the fourth quantity of her memoirs, girl Trent relates how she received her place with the Royal Scirling military; how international saboteurs imperiled either her paintings and her health; and the way her made up our minds pursuit of information took her into the private reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, the place the opportunity motion of a dragon set the degree for her maximum success yet.

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Download E-books The Eternal War (UK Edition) (TimeRiders, Book 4) PDF

By Alex Scarrow

Liam O'Connor must have died at sea in 1912.

Maddy Carter must have died on a aircraft in 2010.

Sal Vikram must have died in a fireplace in 2026.

But all 3 were given a moment probability -- to paintings for an business enterprise that nobody understands exists.

Its function: to avoid time trip destroying historical past . . .

A time wave has struck that alters the total background of the yank Civil battle. Abraham Lincoln has Liam into the current from 1831 -- and now the area is in a perilous nation of limbo . . .

If the TimeRiders can't go back Lincoln to the earlier, the Civil battle will never finish. Can Maddy convince colonels on each side of no man's land to stop fireplace lengthy adequate to save lots of the long run?

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Download E-books The Escapement (Engineer Trilogy) PDF

By K. J. Parker

Condemned to dying, the engineer Ziani Vaatzes escaped from Mezentia. His implacable decision to come back domestic led him to contrive an difficult plan to convey down the Republic, a plan which require a conflict. He regrets the deaths. yet he had no selection. Duke Valens dragged his humans into the warfare to avoid wasting the lifetime of one lady. Then he killed her husband. Now, allied to the nomadic barbarians who've the manpower to defeat Mezentia, the Duke regrets the evil he is performed. yet he had no selection. Secretary Psellus by no means desired to rule the Republic, or struggle a determined siege for its survival. attempting to make feel of the way all of it occurred, he unearths himself forced to enquire the conditions of Vaatzes' crime. he's frightened of what he may well discover, yet he has no selection. The desktop has been equipped. All that continues to be is to set it in movement.

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Download E-books Grunts PDF

By Mary Gentle

The standard final conflict of excellent opposed to Evil is set to start - and Orc Captain Ashnak and his war-band recognize precisely what to anticipate. The forces of sunshine are outnumbered, jam-packed with headstrong heroes without strategies, however the Light's nonetheless going to win. Orcs will die by means of the hundreds of thousands, and not anyone cares. No even the anonymous Necromancer who employed them.

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Download E-books Cards Of Grief PDF

By Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen’s award-winning tale approximately an alien civilization without end replaced via the incursion of human social scientists and a mysterious old prophecy.

The yr is 2132 while contributors of the Anthropologist’s Guild set down on the earth Henderson’s IV, or L’Lal’lor because it is understood to the local inhabitants. Charged with the nonintrusive examine of alien cultures, the team discovers a society containing no love or laughter. it really is, as a substitute, founded round death—a global of aristocratic and customary people during which grieving is an paintings and the cornerstone of lifestyles. however the alien civilization stands close to magnificent switch, heralded via the invention of Linni, the grey Wanderer, a tender girl from the nation-state whose arrival has been foretold for hundreds of years. And for Anthropologist first-class Aaron Spenser, L’Lal’lor is a spot of damaging temptations, seducing him with its mysterious, unhappy good looks, and best him into an unthinkable felony act.

Told from the transferring viewpoints of characters either alien and human, and during files of neighborhood lore and transcripts of courtroom martial court cases, playing cards of Grief is a considerate, lyrical, and spellbinding story of first touch. it's a actual masterwork of global development from Jane Yolen, a best crafter of speculative fiction and delusion.

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Download E-books The Story of Kullervo (UK Edition) PDF

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The area first booklet of a formerly unknown paintings of myth by way of J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the robust tale of a doomed younger guy who's offered into slavery and who swears revenge at the magician who killed his father.

Kullervo son of Kalervo may be the darkest and so much tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. 'Hapless Kullervo', as Tolkien referred to as him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a sad future. cited within the home of the darkish magician Untamo, who killed his father, abducted his mom, and who attempts thrice to kill him while nonetheless a boy, Kullervo is by myself shop for the affection of his dual sister, Wanona, and protected via the paranormal powers of the black puppy, Musti. while Kullervo is offered into slavery he swears revenge at the magician, yet he'll study that even on the aspect of vengeance there's no break out from the cruellest of fates.

Tolkien wrote that The tale of Kullervo was once 'the germ of my try to write legends of my own', and used to be 'a significant topic within the legends of the 1st Age'; his Kullervo was once the ancestor of Túrin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. as well as being a robust tale in its personal correct, The tale of Kullervo – released right here for the 1st time with the author's drafts, notes and lecture-essays on its source-work, The Kalevala, is a origin stone within the constitution of Tolkien's invented international.

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Download E-books Dimension of Dreams (Blade, Book 11) PDF

By Jeffrey Lord

Richard Blade is an grownup fable pulp novel sequence produced by way of top Books among 1969 and 1984. The 37 books within the sequence have been written through Roland J. eco-friendly, Ray Nelson, and Manning Lee Stokes less than the pseudonym "Jeffrey Lord."

The novels have been additionally published as audio books, and as trilogy units- each one set having edited models of three novels on 6 cassettes (running nine hours, or nearly three hours in step with novel), and in a while cds (1 consistent with ebook, three consistent with trilogy set, less than the identify "Richard Blade Journeys". those have been published as Americana Audiobooks by means of Americana Publishing in English.

The novels have been a sequence of adventures that includes the titular personality (MI6A's distinct agent Richard Blade), who used to be teleported right into a random trade measurement first and foremost of every novel and compelled to depend on his wits and power. alongside the way in which, he may have numerous explicitly defined sexual encounters with attractive ladies (both in England and within the trade dimensions), and might often go back from his event with a few merchandise, or little bit of wisdom invaluable to Britain (the ostensible cause of him being despatched within the first place). Richard Blade was once surprisingly British, and the entire tales are set in England (at least at first and finish, with Blade being teleported to a few different measurement for the majority of every tale). The sequence used to be translated into a number of languages, together with Russian, Swedish, French and German.

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Download E-books Grey Seer (Warhammer Novels) PDF

By C. L. Werner

A Thanqoul and Boneripper novel. whilst the noxious artefact referred to as the Wormstone is found, just one being within the insidious skaven Under-Empire is vicious and ruthless sufficient to dare harness its lousy energy: gray Seer Thanquol. but if the artefact is stolen via smugglers, Thanquol needs to get better it. not just that, yet a mysterious wizard and his band of henchmen also are attempting to cease him. in simple terms by way of discovering the Wormstone, fending off the murderous attentions of his treacherous subordinates and dodging the displeasure of his superiors in Skavenblight will Thanquol fully grasp his plan to convey the kingdoms of either guy and ratkin to their knees...

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