Becoming the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, a bandit and a duke's son become the rival leaders of separate factions with very different ideas about justice and politics.
Devoted readers of Lady Trent's earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed — until now.
Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella's in ways both professional and personal.
The Clakker: a mechanical man, endowed with great strength and boundless stamina — but beholden to the wishes of its human masters. But one audacious Clakker, Jax, can no longer bear the bonds of his slavery. He will make a bid for freedom, and the consequences of his escape will shake the very foundations of the Brasswork Throne.
Surviving an assassination attempt, Suyana, Face of the United Amazonia Rainforest Confederation, goes on the run with an undercover paparazzi who witnessed the first shot that hit her, and they must keep one step ahead of a killer to secure the future of her young country and get the real story.
The world is going to end next Saturday, just before dinner, but it turns out there are a few problems — the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
When the myriad tribes in the miniscule world of Carpet are threatened by the destructive forces of Fray, two brothers embark on a perilous adventure to combat power-hungry mouls and save their people. This is a revised edition of the Terry Pratchett's original work, which was published in 1971, including updated text, original color and black-and-white illustrations and an exclusive story.
Reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world when war breaks out between dragons and humans, Seraphina seeks out other half-dragons like herself while outmaneuvering a terrifying half-dragon who wields mind-controlling powers.
A tale set during the partnership between Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine finds them negotiating a sensitive political treaty that is challenged by an insurgent uprising on an inhospitable planet where the pair are forced to overcome mutual distrust in order to survive.
As the wars that have ravaged Britain fade into the past, Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, set out on a journey to find the son they have not seen in years, and are joined in their travels by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned charge and a knight.
An anthology of African American fantasy, science fiction, and speculative fiction features some forty short stories by Octavia E. Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Tananarive Due, Walter Mosley, Ishmael Reed, Steven Barnes, and others.
Journeying to the central United States city of Bellona, where all have fled save madmen and criminals, a poet and adventurer known only as the Kid wonders at the strange portents that appear in the city's cloud-covered sky.