"I love this book so very much."-Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin trilogyRomantic high fantasy from the bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka and Exit, Pursued by a Bear.It's been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium's king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes who brought home the gem are renowned in story and song, but for two fellows on the quest, peace and prosperity don't come easily.Apprentice Knight Kalanthe Ironheart wasn't meant for heroism so early in life, and while she has no intention of giving up the notoriety she's earned, reputation doesn't pay her bills. Kalanthe may be forced to betray not her kingdom or her friends, but her own heart as she seeks a stable future for herself and those she loves.Olsa Rhetsdaughter was never meant for heroism at all. Beggar and thief, she lived hand to mouth on the streets until fortune--or fate--pulled her into Kalanthe's orbit. And now she's reluctant to leave it. Even more alarmingly, her fame has made her profession difficult, and a choice between poverty and the noose isn't much of a choice at all.Both girls think their paths are laid out, but the godsgem isn't quite done with them and that new golden age isn't a sure thing yet.In a tale both sweepingly epic and intensely personal, Kalanthe and Olsa fight to maintain their newfound independence and to find their way back to each other."I love this book so very much. It's an epic quest, with female knights and female camaraderie and companionship. I so love how Kate took all the epic's tropes, then not so much subverted them as she did reinvent them in her own female centric image." -Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy"The Afterward features a band of lady knights, a lovely F/F romance, and a unique look at what happens after the heroes save the world. High fantasy lovers, you'll love this."-Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns"Absolutely delightful. The Afterward is a queer fantasy that evokes series like The Belgariad and The Mallorean but puts a modern twist on them. I adored everything about this book."-Shaun David Hutchinson, author of We Are the Ants★,"Both the world-building and the LGBTQ romance are well done and appealing.... Delightful."-SLJ, starred"A compelling fantasy world in which meticulously crafted female characters slip easily between chain mail and dresses."-Kirkus Review"If there's a Bechdel test for male representation, this book does not pass it."-Rach H., Goodreads.com"By the time I turned to the last page, I was basking in that warm, tingly glow of having spent worthwhile time with some great new friends."-Forever Young AdultE. K. Johnston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the L.A. Times Book Prize finalist The Story of Owen and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Her novel A Thousand Nights was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. The New York Times called The Story of Owen "a clever first step in the career of a novelist who, like her troubadour heroine, has many more songs to sing" and in its review of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Globe & Mail called Johnston "the Meryl Streep of YA," with "limitless range." E. K. Johnston lives in Stratford, Ontario. Follow her on Twitter at @ek_johnston
New editions of the 3 books in the classic fantasy trilogy, each featuring an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson's film adaptations. Published to celebrate the release of the first of Jackson's new films based on "The Hobbit".
The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this film tie-in edition features the complete story of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in Middle-earth as shown in the film trilogy, with a striking cover image from Peter Jackson's film adaptation and drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Two nuclear wars. Three asteroids. Demonic madness that kills one third of the world's population. Into this, a savior will rise, cloned from Christ. It's not fiction. It's prophecy. The Messiah of the new age. His coming is prophesied by more than a dozen major religions. Cloned from live cells of Jesus Christ found on the Shroud of Turin, Christopher Goodman was born into the most turbulent time in human history. Mentored by former UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Milner, Christopher rises in position and power, and displays remarkable wisdom and compassion. But through disjointed bits of dreams that sometimes haunt him, Christopher reveals significant troubling errors in the biblical record of Jesus' life. The reason for Robert Milner's interest in Christopher becomes clear: the world is about to undergo a time of destruction and chaos darker than any in history, with impending nuclear war merely a faint precursor. Milner explains that without Christopher, humanity will not long survive. Under Christopher's leadership, however, mankind stands on the threshold of a final great evolutionary leap that will bestow on the human race god-like powers. This is the reason, Milner says, that Christopher was born. In Israel, an unexpected threat to Christopher's ascension is growing: two men, possessed of incredible supernatural powers, one claiming to be the 2000-year-old Apostle John, the other an apostate Hasidic rabbi named Saul Cohen. Together, the men lead an outlawed cult of 144,000 followers, each branded with the names Yahweh and Yeshua on their foreheads. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin O'Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017956/bk_acx0_017956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of science fiction's most honored stories, with Red Mars winning the distinguished Nebula Award, and both Green Mars and Blue Mars honored with the Hugo. Now Robinson returns to the realm he has made his own-the planet Mars-in a brilliantly imagined drama with a searing poetic vision. From a training mission in Antarctica to blistering sandstorms sweeping through labyrinths of barren canyons, the interwoven stories of The Martians set in motion a sprawling cast of characters upon the surface of Mars. As the planet is transformed from an unexplored and forbidding terrain to a troubled image of a re-created Earth, we meet the First Hundred explorers-men and women who are bound together by Earth's tenuous toehold on Mars. Presenting unforgettable stories of hope and disappointment, of fierce physical and psychological struggles, The Martians is an epic chronicle of a planet that represents one of humanity's most glorious possibilities. Praise for The Martians "A uniquely rewarding experience of state-of-the-art science fiction."-The New York Times Book Review "No one familiar with Robinson's trilogy can read through these final, valedictory stories without feeling moved."-The Washington Post "The stories are beautifully written, the characters are well developed and the author's passion for ecology manifests itself on every page."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Exodus is the second book in the Last Days Trilogy. Following his successful experiment of extracting DNA to clone the image upon the Shroud of Turin, Dr. Marcus Leon faces a world torn asunder. The clone takes the name Devante and assumes a role of great power. His presence and deception bring about biblical-like destruction upon the Earth. While Devante seems unstoppable, only one person, his creator, Marcus Leon, holds the key to ending it all. But can Marcus survive not only the forces of nature, but the forces of Devante and build the army needed before it’s too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106640/bk_acx0_106640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Led by his curiosity and fueled by intelligence, Dr. Marcus Leon embarks on what he believes is the greatest scientific experiment of all time. One that ignites a firestorm of controversy. Not only does Marcus intend to extract DNA from the blood trapped in the Shroud of Turin, but he will clone the image upon it. The experiment is a success and the masses embrace the clone as the embodiment of Christ, failing to recognize that science can replicate the body, but cannot touch the soul. Devoid of this essential spirit, the clone is nothing more than a directionless vessel in need of a captain. A position quickly filled. The arrival of the clone begins the end to all humanity. Last Days Trilogy includes all three books: Last Days, Exodus, and Purge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122715/bk_acx0_122715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.