Lariel has lived a life of privilege and protection all her life, cherished daughter of the king of Tallen. But all of that is taken from her when the king's own commander of the guard turns against... More > her family and kills her father.
On the run and in exile, alone and afraid, she finds refuge with the elves and discovers in herself a heritage previously unknown: she is Elfkind. Not fully human, and with the gifts that come with it, magic to be harnessed and new skills to be learned.
Trained and tested, Lariel is determined to regain her throne and free her people. But will her new skills and powers be enough to defeat the darkness waiting for her?< Less
Sorrow has wandered the desert her whole young life, when she finds and is found by a clan willing to take her in, first with a gift of water. In their care, she discovers she is a Focus, a wizard... More > capable of absorbing the energy of other wizards and directing it.
Taken formally into this clan of wizards and renamed Delight, all should have been well until the ill-fated day she falls for a young wizard of the clan, and he with her. Forbidden to be together, when Satakarni says he will leave the clan to be with her, she flees, knowing that the only way he can perfect his wizardry and achieve his
full destiny is to remain with his clan.
Once more a wanderer, but now with the gift of wizardry at her disposal, once more named Sorrow, she wanders, and discovers that a great evil threatens not only her own choices and life, but the lives of every single person she has touched in all her years of wandering. An evil she can defeat, if she will just find the courage to finally take a stand.< Less
The year is 1136, the place Tropèa, a walled sea town in Southern Italy during the Norman domination. Kallyna d’Àrgira, a master of the arts of the loom who can turn the world... More > into silk thread, is pledged in marriage by her father to Raimo Trani, a man she hates. After a sudden tragedy leaves her at Raimo’s mercy, into her life comes Dàlibor d’Hancourt, the Norman knight sent by King Roger of Hauteville to be the new governor of Tropèa, and a man burdened by a life he did not choose. Their opposite stations — Kallyna the daughter of a fisherman, Dàlibor the son of a foreign lord — pit them at first against each other. When Kallyna’s talent brings her to the unwelcome attention of the heir to Roger’s throne, who can destroy them both, the common threat will draw them together, through loss, betrayal and war, into the time of iron that saw the founding of the greatest kingdom in Italy.< Less
On Vega V, all life has a price.
No one knows that better than Quennessa Ariadne Nigella Kilroy, last and only survivor of House Kilroy. Paranoid and hot-tempered with borderline poor impulse... More > control except when she’s working; Quen has carried four years of survivor’s guilt over the massacre of her clan entire. With an underlying mission to find whoever had her clan murdered, and a desperate need to prove herself, she ends up Guildmistress of all Assassins because no one wants the job.
And no one expects her to live out the year.
On a world like Five where lifespans are measured in centuries, people hang on to grudges for decades. With that many suspects to choose from, and her own past come back to haunt her, Quen is running out of time.< Less
The magic has left Oz. Glinda has gone, taking with her all of the magical creatures. The people left behind have been working to rebuild their country with little magic to aid them. Now the Guild of... More > Alchemists are performing illegal experiments, the nobles of Oz are plotting against the Queen, and there are rumors that ancient enemies are returning. Only the Wizard has the wisdom to foresee the coming dangers, but does he have the power to stop it? Standing against the coming dark are a teenage spy, a cynical police detective, and an absent-minded inventor. Each of them has unique skills and knowledge that might be able to save all of Oz from a terrible plot to destroy the Queen, or it might just get them all killed.< Less
Right before her 41st birthday, Angela N. Hunt began blogging about training for her first marathon. To her shock, it got a lot of responses and comments, including this one:
I have a request.
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Write a book about your training and running a marathon. Even a short book. Throw in ruminations about your mother insulting you about it, and about missing your father. Tell us about your girls, and publishing, and what it is to be a working mom with daughters in a world where women are still treated as second class citizens. Tie together running and writing and sci-fi and life in the way only you can.
I would read the Hell out of that. I would hand a copy to Winter when she’s old enough and tell her she can do anything.
This is that book.
Because Angela realized it was not just Winter that needed to hear about her nights of training. It was her own daughters. It was and is anyone’s daughter who needs to hear: don’t listen to the naysayers. Put on your running shoes.
And run.< Less
The Hero of the Rift is dead. And he’d like to stay that way. Brass Jack Solomon, retired spy and provocateur, has worked hard to be forgotten, since the alternative is to be very dead and... More > remembered everywhere. But when a young Imperial Psi-Lord decides he should throw a revolution in the name of true love, Jack finds himself shepherding the naïve and enthusiastic youth into hiding, before the Empire of Man can come calling and put an end to the young lord’s plans. However, Lady Destiny and the Empire have plans of their own for Jack. Deep in the grip of a twenty-year war with the Organi and desperate to win, the Empire has set its sights on Lem-Bob, a low-tech backwater of a world, and on the young lord Jack’s trying so hard to hide. Except no plan survives first contact with the enemy, and before he knows it, the Empire gives Jack a choice: fight for the Empire... or die. Now Jack will have to leave his retirement and get back in the Game—even if it means leaving everyone he cares about behind.< Less
The dark secret at the core of the Empire has sparked a war bridging across the dimensions...
A troubling message from Lem-Bob now informs Brass Jack that his insane friends are coming to rescue him... More > and his comrades from military bondage. But unlike the soldiers pressed into service around him, Jack has gone into the heart of this battle willingly.
The Emperor is strained to the breaking point between the machinations of the Psi Orders and the Phantom Corps. And the Emperor’s greatest weapon, the legendary Solarian Knights, are as much a mystery to him as anyone else.
Now it's up to Jack to juggle the horrors of the Organi attacks, an Empire near the end, and a young Psi-Lord that might hold the key to stopping the Demon Wars. To be reunited with everything he has ever loved, Jack is prepared to go to Hel and back again, provided both he and the rescue crew can stay alive...< Less
Clint Renner’s life is all about spies and master assassins and people doing things on the border of legality. It’s guns and explosions and running, both for fun and away from shit... More > trying to kill you. It’s precision driving and heists gone wrong and missions gone right.
It’s the life he always wanted, but doesn’t think he’s good enough for, because if there’s one thing Clint knows, it’s that the world is very very big and he is very very small. But he does his best, because that’s what Uncle Sam pays him for and he gets the job done.
Until the day he runs back into the woman of his dreams and the enemy she serves, and realizes that for a man whose devil is always in the details, he may finally lose when facing a threat that’s very nature is...