The lands are in chaos and everyone is trying to survive. The last queen was slain through treachery and decades have passed since there has been any form of solid rule in Cennicus. In the interim the races have split from one another and are amassing for a war that threatens to consume them all. This is a time of legends and need. Somehow wrapped up in it all is one boy searching for his past and the keys to his future. Namir and his friends valiantly search out vestiges of his father's past.
In every generation, certain writers are chosen to be protectors of The Legendarium, a metaphysical library that exists at the nexus of the multiverse. Inside this library are doorways that lead to every world ever created in literature. There are forces of evil constantly at work to destroy the library and send the world back into an age of darkness. Now, in a time of growing illiteracy, two heroes are chosen to defend The Legendarium.
"If Butcher & Fforde had a child, this would be it."
What if? Why not? Could it be? These are the eternal questions. In a Time that could have been but wasn't, yet might still be, a young bear cub wanders a strange valley where all the myths of the world are very real... and very deadly. In this timeless fable, the small cub evokes the largest of themes - hope and belonging, desire and compassion - with the lightness of a moonbeam's touch.
The 2012 Apocalypse happened ... just not in the way anyone expected. How have we not noticed? Simple: civilized man has lost touch with himself. How then can he expect to be in touch with the world he smothers in a crypt of concrete and steel? Only Wolf Howl, a Native American whose spiritual center is still intact, notices the change. But that same spirituality and the power derived from it has made the last Lakota shaman a hunted man.
There are dragons in all of our lives. Sometimes the dragons are real. Learn about the two dragons in young Samuel Clemens's life. It is the Barbary Coast of San Francisco in 1851. An undead Texas Ranger is there to find the murderer of the publisher of the San Francisco Herald. Sixteen-year-old Sammy Clemens is there to secure his first job as cub reporter to the same newspaper.
Join the cursed Texican as he clashes with the last survivor of an extinct species in the Missouri of 1848. He communes with the Spirit of the Earth in the Hawaii of 1866. He is betrayed into the hands of the British government in 1895 Cairo. Thrill to his escapes from ancient death traps in the ruins of the lost city of Tanis. Match wits with him as he duels grey aliens and seeks to decipher the mysteries left behind by the aliens who were the basis for the gods of Ancient Egypt.
"Loved this book."
From the undead halls of power in colonial Washington, D.C., to the bloody plains of India, to the mystery-shrouded deserts of Egypt, Texas Ranger Captain Samuel McCord is spoken of in whispers lest he take notice of the speakers. Follow his cursed footsteps from 1826 and the death bed of President John Adams to the blood-stained hills and ravines of 1857 India. And finally to 1895 Cairo and the far deserts wastes of Egypt.
"A great find, snuck up on me."
"I just begin to find out that whaling will never do for me and have determined to leave the ship here if possible." That sentiment, expressed by a foremast hand aboard the ship Caroline in 1843, is one shared by many of the whalemen in this fascinating book. Interest in Herman Melville's Moby Dick has contributed to a substantial literature on the history and lore of the industry. But not until now has the vast body of surviving whaleship logs and journals been used to paint an encompassing picture of the difficult but colorful life aboard 19-century American whaling vessels.
Something has awakened in the Badlands. Undying hunger and hatred for Man seethe in the darkness. While below the brooding pinnacles, the first talking Western is being filmed. The fledging director, John Ford, has inherited a troubled production and fights his own insecurity over filming his first movie with sound. Harry Carey, the star, and his wife worry about Ford's hostility to his former best friend.
There's someone watching Alan Burch's every move! There's no one left to trust! So, Alan has no choice but to play along. He struggles to keep a clear focus, while fighting off unwanted advances from his best friend's seductive wife. Find out in this sexy, action-packed thriller, just how far one man will have to go, in order to save his true love!
An old wolf nearing the end of his days climbs a mountain top, and meets an unexpected challenge. By the light of the full moon, the challenge between Wolf... and Dragon... will be decided.