A mysterious island rises out of the sea that everyone wants to claim, and as a battle rages between Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali, the leaders of Ankh-Morpork turn to the brilliant Leonard of Quirm, who is more than happy to design the ultimate weapon for war
Serving his king during a time of realm expansion, nobleman's son Nevare Burvelle finds his promising career compromised by prejudice at the King's Cavalry Academy and the discovery that he is being rendered a pawn by the magical plains folk.
A companion volume to Year's Best SF, this fifth anthology of outstanding fantasy tales features contributions by such acclaimed fantasy authors as Kage Baker, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman, Patricia A. McKillip, Tim S. Powers, and Gene Wolfe, in a collection of the best short fantasy fiction of the year. Original.
Two desperate human warriors, separated by light-years, Lord Gareth Martinez and guerrilla fighter Caroline Sula, pursue separate paths in their battle against the ruthless insectoid Naxid, who set out to dominate in the universe in the wake of the chaos that resulted from the fall of the tyrannical Shaa, in the epic finale of the trilogy that began with The Praxis and The Sundering. Original.
Named Priestess of the White as a reward for saving a village from destruction, Auraya must confront a dangerous test of her unique talents in order to prove herself worthy of the honor and responsibility of the position.
The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction. This is a collection of various stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, and of the unknown and the unknowable.
In the wake of the successful--if brief--battle of the avatars of the Five Gods, the priestess Auraya embarks on an urgent mission to seek reconciliation with the outcast Dreamweavers, but a devastating plague and the return of old enemies could destroy any hope of ultimate victory.
Slowly recovering from a plague that has decimated his Academy fellows, soldier Nevare Burvelle anticipates his brother's impending nuptials, but is forced to enter the realm of Speck magic when his family is infected by the plague.
Serving his king during a time of expansion, nobleman's son Nevare Burvelle finds his career compromised by prejudice at the King's Cavalry Academy and the discovery that he is being rendered a pawn by the magical plains folk.
Slowly recovering from a plague that has decimated his Academy fellows, soldier Nevare Burvelle anticipates his brother's impending nuptials, as well as a reunion with his own fianc‚e, but is forced to enter the realm of Speck magic when his family is infected by the plague. Reprint.
Auraya, now the protector of the Siyee, is reluctantly drawn into the heart of a terrifying conflict between the immortal Wilds and their dangerous and mysterious adversaries, in the epic conclusion of the fantasy trilogy.
After Jim Dasher, agent of the Conclave of Shadows, finds evidence of the summoning of an ancient evil, the magician Pug must put aside personal pain as he leads the Conclave and their allies against this latest threat to their world.
The short story is one of the vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction. It is where the new authors emerge and where the giants of the field continue to publish. This title presents a collection of the best stories of 2007 which provides visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable.
After twenty years of fighting the Tsurani, mercenaries Kurine, Kethol, and Pirojil are ordered to escort Lady Mondegreen, her husband, and her lover to LaMut, a much-welcomed assignment that proves more complicated than expected.
In this enthralling conclusion to