When a young, crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him then he does. Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous then his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land.
"Ok, nice time filler, worth a credit"
The young magic-wielder known as Rhyen Hyldhem, newly graduated from the great Academy in Ikha, knows of the story of Taida - but such events occurred millennia ago. As war brews, however, Rhyen will learn more about his powers and the identity of the fearsome Dark Rider who has stalked him since childhood. Rhyen is about to discover the past isn't dead - and that his destiny is intricately tied to Taida's betrayal of humanity.
Josh Rondell is 12 years old and known as the "living dead boy" due to his rampant love of all things zombie. As the head of the Zombie Hunters Club, he's obsessed with preparing for the zombocalypse. Though no one around him really believes that zombies will one day rise to devour the living, Josh is convinced it just might happen. When zombies do shamble into his schoolyard, Josh finds himself the leader of the dwindling band of zombie hunters, and he is charged with protecting them all. Josh's baby brother, his closest friends, and the love of his young life try to survive as the undead take over their town.
"Please never let me hear this Narrator again!"
With the economy in free fall, the government crippled by indecision, the streets taken over by new political parties, and the fragile institutions of civilization crumbling, a young man finds himself homeless and alone on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., facing certain death unless he can master survival skills he never imagined needing. Fending off violent citizens in an urban landscape that is gradually sliding into looting and mayhem, the protagonist emerges as an ultimate force of justice in a lawless land.
"It was OK."
Starvation, violence, and death run rampant in the remains of our once-proud country. Federal troops, commissioned to protect the homeland, have turned their guns on the lawless population. Citizens find shelter in government safe zones while ruthless gangs enforce their will outside the camps. When the military transforms Washington's life-saving food bank into a gun collection center in order to disarm all but the soldiers themselves, riots ensue.
The protection of cyberspace has become a vital national interest because of its importance both to the economy and to military power. An attacker may tamper with networks to steal information for money or to disrupt operations. Future wars are likely to be carried out, in part or perhaps entirely, in cyberspace. It might therefore seem obvious that maneuvering in cyberspace is like maneuvering in other media, but nothing would be more misleading. Cyberspace has its own laws.
"Three-year Old RAND Report You Can Find Free"
Fugitive Francis Hammerton walks away from the courthouse where he's been convicted of a petty crime - after all, no one's paying much attention - and then suddenly finds himself drawn into a horrible dilemma. He accidentally discovers the body of William Rabone, an attic tenant in the house where Hammerton has taken refuge. He reports the crime to the police, and then is himself unjustly accused of murdering the bank official. What can he do? If he admits his identity to Inspector Combridge, he'll be sent to jail for the original charge.
Kai is the town drunk. His life is simple, he works every day to pay for the drinks that help drown his sorrow, until one day when a beautiful warrior enters his favorite watering hole and changes his life forever. Raven is a proud warrior sworn to defend Princess Isabella. Her task to take child away from a devious stepfather is interrupted by an ambush that leaves her in desperate need of a tracker. When she goes looking for help she has an altercation with the one man who can help her!
Princess Yu-Malu (The Dragon Princess), ancient in age (although seemingly young), most beautiful, and vastly wealthy, hates Western civilization and vows its downfall. She is assisted by a Corps of Dragonflies, members of the Hung, a powerful Secret Society. Yu-Malu wants China restored to its rightful place in the world. As part of her campaign, the Princess desires to obtain the formula of a revolutionary new rocket fuel invented by the West. Unless her demands are met, she will destroy the entire gold stocks of the West with her secret weapon. Already, planes carrying gold have been disappearing, but Yu-Malu's patience has been exhausted.