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Book #1 in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a new contemporary fantasy series from fantasy all-star David B. Coe. A hardboiled, magic-using private detective hunts a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona.
Justis Fearsson is a private investigator on the trail of a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona. Justis is also a weremyste—a person with a wizard’s gifts and the ability to see into the paranormal world. Unfortunately, weremystes also tend to go crazy on the full moon—which is why Justis is no longer a cop. Hard to explain those absences as anything but mental breakdown. But now an old case from his police detective days has come back to haunt him, literally, as a serial killer known as the Blind Angel strikes again. His signature stroke: burning out the victims’ eyes with magic. Now the victims are piling up, including the daughter of a senator, and Justis must race to stop the Blind Angel before he, she, or it kills again. There’s only one clue he’s got to go on: the Blind Angel is using the most powerful magic Justis has ever encountered, and if he doesn’t watch his own magical step, he may end up just as dead as the other vics.
Being an expert in information searches, image processing and enhancement, pattern matching, and data forensics earned Jason Wood a lot of money – from private contracts and working with the police. And it was a nice, comfortable job most of the time. But then an informant showed up dead on his doorstep, a photograph didn't show someone who'd been in the viewfinder when the picture was taken, and Jason's world is suddenly turned upside‑down.
Against things that violate the very reality he thought he understood, Jason has only three weapons: his best friend Sylvie, his talent for seeing patterns… and his ability to think beyond the pattern and see a solution that no one else imagined. Against the darkness of the unknown, the greatest weapon is the light of reason.
A vastly expanded and revised edition of Digital Knight, Ryk E. Spoor's first published novel, Paradigms Lost adds two brand new adventures for Jason and includes many chapters of additional material within the originals.
From New York Times best‑seller and science fiction and fantasy mistress of adventure Mercedes Lackey, Book #4 in the pulse‑pounding SECRET WORLD saga of modern‑day humans with superpowers. The metaheroes deal with the consequences of their superpowers, but the evil Thulian threat lies in wait.
Destroying the Thulian North American Headquarters has not made life easier for ECHO, or the world. The Thulians continue their attacks, first in unpredictable incursions, then with another all‑out assault on ECHO, orchestrated against ECHO headquarters across the world.
Dominic Verdigris has not given up on his effort to obtain The Seraphym for himself, in order to use her to avert his own fate at the hands of the Thulians. Nor have the heroes of ECHO and the CCCP found life anything but harder.
Belladonna's duties have increased a thousand‑fold, and now she has responsibility for the lives of every metahuman in ECHO on her conscience. Obviously using the intelligence gathered from the raid on the North American Thulian base to find the main Headquarters is of paramount importance‑‑but once it is found, can she manage to convince the armies of the world to follow ECHO into an all‑out attack?
Then Red Saviour risks everything on a risky gambit of her own: send her "wolves" of the CCCP to find the Thulian Headquarters, despite the dangers, and despite the consequences of blowing everything on this hazardous gambit that could very well end, not in victory, but with the world in flames.
BOOK ONE IN A BRAND NEW SERIES by Nebula and Hugo Award Winner Catherine Asaro set in the world of her Skolian Empire universe
Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard‑bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with, and clients with woes sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy‑shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of dark and dangerous Undercity—the enormous capital of a vast star empire—to find answers.
20th Century American Spirit Meets Seductive and Dangerous Vienna of the 1600s!
The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident, is beset by enemies on all sides. But now, as a young new emperor comes to the throne in Austria, an opening has developed for making peace with at least one branch of the farflung and mighty Habsburg dynasty.
This is no job for diplomats or generals, however. The recently formed Austro-Hungarian empire is teetering on the brink of economic collapse. So, the USE sends auto mechanics and financiers to the rescue. But the mechanics are West Virginia hillbillies and the financiers are mostly teenage American girls, risen to wealth by taking advantage of the new opportunities created by the Ring of Fire.
Ready to greet them upon their arrival in Vienna is an emperor uncertain of his goals, common folk desperate for work, noblemen with intentions both fair and foul, priests plotting on all sides—and a prince unclear on the distinction between passion and lechery.
To put it mildly, a culture clash is in the making here. What better way to bridge the gap than to create a race track for the emperor’s new muscle car? And so the dance begins.
Marius Winter doesn’t walk the road of the shaman-warrior alone. He has powerful allies in the Other Realms and in ordinary reality. His spirit guides are a Lakota war-chief and medicine man, First In Front; Tigre, a powerful feminine spirit who appears as a white tiger; and Burt, a spirit raven who channels an old Jewish bookie from the Bronx.
Now Marius is targeted by a powerful sorcerer. In the battle for the souls of his friends and lover, he must storm the gates of the underworld and fight through the Seven Demi-Demons of Hell to the deepest dungeons to confront Belial himself.
Swords and Shields. Faith and Magic.
Grab your weapons and prepare, for the enemy is on the move.
High fantasy and mighty conflicts go hand-in-hand. In great wars, armies rise to fight evil hordes and heroes struggle to push beyond their imperfections to save the day. These stories include more than just epic landscapes and characters…they also feature epic battles.
Imagine a doctor struggling to identify the spy who has infiltrated his company’s ranks and poisoned his colleagues or a boy suspected of murder by a king yet protected by a princess as he helps her father against his own people. Imagine a butcher discovering that he’s called to lead an uprising, or a First Born knowing that she must betray her own in order to save humanity.
The possibilities are endless, but at the heart they have this in common: soldiers—ordinary and otherwise–struggling against extraordinary odds to survive the day. They must withstand dark magic, dodge enemy blades, and defy the odds to survive SHATTERED SHIELDS.
Once again, me hearties!
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Grantville Gazette, Volume 55 is ready and raring for reading. This volume starts off with Bjorn Hasseler's "Occupied Saxony," a very interesting tale. Which, of course, is followed by another, Kevin H. and Karen C. Evans' "Murder and Chocolate," all about skullduggery in Denmark.
Two new—to us—writers join us for this volume, Tim Sayeau with "Decisions of State," and Eric S Brown leaves his own universe to join the 1632 universe with "The Magic of the Speedster." We know you'll enjoy them, as well as "Gifts of Providence" by Terry Howard and Jack Carroll.
Rainer Prem continues his serial, "Ein feste Burg" with Episode Sixteen, an intriguing tale of, well, intrigue. Good stuff. And Virginia DeMarce continues "An Uneasy Kind of Peace," with Episode Four, all building up to big revelations yet to come.
Our Time Spike department has Garrett W. Vance's "The Mysterious Mesa, Part Five: Horses of a Different Color," and boy are they different! And Frances Silversmith takes the Universe Annex in a new direction with "Net-working."
All this, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Notes From The Buffer Zone column, "The Cutting Edge."
You just can't beat it. Grantville Gazette, Volume 55, waiting for you.