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By Wu MuDi. 2020
Some major powers had made a prophecy, "Demons, descend! Kill all living creatures!"Born without a soul, three years old with… a soul in the body. Open your eyes and look at the world. Slaughter is everywhere!They were the focus of the world from the moment they were born, and every force was looking for a way to kill them!As long as he wanted to protect himself and raise his cultivation as fast as possible, then he had to help the Zhuo Family who was in dire straits to escape.Become a monster and drive the enemy out of Ten Thousand Beast Mountain;His soul was …
By Di YiRen. 2020
The heavens and earth are the army, I am the general, Hong Yu is the official, and I am the… king.The Heaven and Earth, the determinant of destiny. A heaven's pride level expert of this era had to bear the blessing of the Five Gods, changing his fate in a way that defied the will of the heavens.In the blink of an eye, the world had been turned upside down.Hot blood is eternal, passion is in all directions, fight with me to the sky! Fight!
By Nian PoTian. 2020
It was not easy to train in the Three Thousand Great Daos. They were vast and profound, able to ascend… to the Deity level if one was proficient in one. It was easy to destroy the stars if one became proficient in the Grand Dao. Ye Hongtian, an outer disciple of the Black Heaven Martial Palace, had his meridians blocked since young, so it was hard for him to cultivate. However, he had obtained an unknown inheritance by chance and obtained a cultivation system that allowed him to comprehend ten thousand techniques and cultivate three thousand great daos.
By Sui BianXie. 2020
By Gu FengRuYun. 2020
Myriad Domain – I call you Sheng, I call all races my king! Xiaohei said, "Cultivators are merciless. Anyone who… dares to stand in their way will be killed without mercy!" All living beings said, "Cultivators have emotions, and the Immortal Path is formless and untraceable. It is a world that is tens of thousands of years old!" Chen Fan said, "Heartless is feeling, and my way is the way of the heavens!" Stepping on the galactic waste Heavenly Dao to look down upon the heavens and break the cycle of reincarnation with eternal lamp in hand
By Ben Tanzer. 2013
With Orphans, Ben Tanzer continues his ongoing literary survey of the 21st Century male psyche, yet does so with a… newfound twist, contemporary themes set in a world that is anything but. In this dystopian tale of a future Chicago, workers are sent off to sell property on Mars to those who can afford to leave, leaving what's left to those who have little choice but to make do with what's left behind: burnt out neighborhoods, black helicopters policing the streets, flash mobs, the unemployed in their scruffy suits, robots taking the few jobs that remain, and clones who replace those workers who do find work so that a modicum of family stability can be maintained. It is a story about the impact of work on family. How work warps our best intentions. And how everything we think we know about ourselves looks different during a recession. This idea is writ large in the world of Orphans, where recession is all we know, work is only available to the lucky few, and this lucky few not only need to fear being replaced on the job, but in their homes and beds. It is also a story about drugs, surfing, punk music, lost youth, parenting, sex, pop culture as vernacular, and a conscious intersection of Death of a Salesman or Glengarry Glen Ross with the Martian Chronicles. Looking to the genre of science fiction has allowed Tanzer to produce something new and fresh, expanding both his literary horizons, and the potential market for his work. Tanzer also looks to the story of Bartleby the Scrivener with Orphans, and the question of what are we allowed as workers, and expected to be, or do, when work is fraught with desperation. Ultimately, Orphans is intended to be a contemporary story about manhood and what it means in today's world, told from the perspective of work and family, and how any of us manage the parameters that family and work produce; but it's a story told in a futuristic world, where our greatest fears are in fact already realized, because there isn't enough of anything, and we are all too easily replaced.
By John Barwick. 2018
The fast-moving second instalment of the stunning Averil trilogy. Averil, returning from a trading expedition, is horrified to find that… the Wise Woman Warrior Metria and Averil's sister, Ludella, have been kidnapped. Averil and a small band of warriors set out to rescue them. They find the wider world again thrown into chaos. The evil sorcerer Malidon has emerged stronger than ever, and this time not even the master sorcerer Panay is strong enough to defeat him. Will Averil be able to convince the reclusive and mysterious Beast of Dreyon to help them?
By James P. Blaylock. 2020
Within this volume lie the complete Steampunk short stories of Professor Langdon St. Ives, Victorian adventurer, written by avowed Steampunk… Legend, James P. Blaylock.St. Ives, traveler through time and space and an often misunderstood member of the Explorers Club and the Royal Society, has trodden the foggy London streets and Thames-side alleyways for decades, caught up in near-death adventures in pursuit of nefarious villains and obscure knowledge.In the pages of this chronicle, the intrepid Professor and his stalwart friends face down strange enemies and avert catastrophes that the world scarcely knows exist, finding themselves stalked through the idol-infested jungles of Borneo, set adrift in the starlit reaches of outer space, plunged into the infamous “barrel madness” that descended upon London in the late 18th century, and wandering in a past-and-future age when they stumble upon a time portal in the midst of ancient standing stones in the idyllic Kent countryside.World Fantasy Award winning author James Blaylock, one of the pioneers of the Steampunk genre along with Tim Powers and K.W. Jeter, has written more than 25 novels as well as scores of short stories, essays, and articles. His Steampunk novel Homunculus won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and his short story “The Ape-box Affair,” published in Unearth magazine in 1978, was the first contemporary Steampunk story published in the U.S. His recent Steampunk works include The Aylesford Skull, Beneath London, River’s Edge, and The Gobblin’ Society.Praise for James P. Blaylock:“A singular American fabulist.” —William Gibson“Blaylock is a magician!” —Michael Swanwick“Blaylock’s prose is so rich it literally sings!” —Charles de Lint“Blaylock is better than anyone else at showing us the magic that secretly animates our world...” —Tim Powers“While many recent novels have picked up the steampunk banner, this one fully delivers, offering action, farce, tender relationships, and prose full of genuine Victorian cadence and flavor.” —Publishers Weekly on The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs“St. Ives has to be one of the most fleshed out Victorian characters ever written, and I m sincerely hoping that Blaylock isn t finished with this scientist adventurer. The Aylesford Skull can easily stand alone without any knowledge of Blaylock s previous steampunk stories, but you’ll want to hunt down additional St. Ives tales, I’m for certain.” —Wired.com“Blaylock throws in all the furniture of the genre: derring-do and cliffhangers, a vivid portrayal of Victorian London, a gallery of grotesque characters and the obligatory airship, but the strength of the novel is his rendering of St Ives caught between his love of the chase and his commitment to family.” —The Guardian
By Abi Elphinstone. 2020
Nevermoor meets Keeper of the Lost Cities in the second wondrous adventure in the Unmapped Chronicles fantasy series from bestselling… author Abi Elphinstone.Twins Fox and Fibber are riding on a train through Germany when it plunges into a dark tunnel—and emerges in Jungledrop, one of the Unmapped Kingdoms in charge of controlling the weather in their world. The land is beautiful but perilous, with grizzlebears and gobblequick trees. Together, they must brave the glow-in-the-dark rainforests to find the Forever Fern. Along the way, they learn to work together, see the beauty in the environment around them, and forgive themselves for past mistakes.
By Rik Hoskin. 2020
After his pregnant wife is senselessly killed in a clash between the mysterious super-powered 'costumes', ex-Navy SEAL Jon Hayes fights to… discover the truth about their identity and origins.For Jon Hayes, the super-powered 'costumes' are just part of ordinary life in New York City, until the day his pregnant wife Melanie is senselessly killed in a clash between Captain Light and The Jade Shade. But as Hayes struggles to come to terms with his loss, and questions for the first time who the costumes are and where they come from, the once sharp lines of his reality begin to blur...If Hayes wants to uncover the shocking truth about the figures behind the costumes, and get justice for his fallen family, he'll have to step out of the background, and stop being a bystander.File Under: Superhero Fantasy [ It&’s Clobberin&’ Time | Hayes One | Panel Beater | No Capes ]
By Zhu LangXiaoFeiXia. 2020
He was of illustrious birth, and was caught up in the adultery. He fell into the mortal world and became… an orphan. Wintertime practice three times, summer practice three times. When encountering Buddha or Buddha, when encountering Devil Slayer, one would finally be able to look down on the Nine Heavens Purple Lord. Close]
By Tian Mu. 2020
He was betrayed, besides his pain, he strengthened his determination to make himself strong, because only in this way can… those who betrayed him be punished.Qi Tianyu has lost his life unexpectedly due to the calculation of a good brother. They have known each other for many years, and Qi Tianyu never imagined that the brother who experienced all the dangerous time together would betray him for the sake of small profits! At the last minute, Qi Tianyu exploded his body, trying to die with him, but didn't succeed. Qi Tianyu contained hate to die. In a moment, he was born again! His soul is attached to the body of a strange man. This man, like him, was hurt by others. Feeling the tragic experience of this man, Qi Tianyu decided to practice martial arts and help this man to get revenge. At the same time, he had to make the person who betrayed him to pay the price!With the memory of previous life, he has a superb understanding of martial arts, high speed of the practice, and soon became a leader among the crowd. He eventually became the Emperor of Heaven, and his wishes were realized one by one.☆About the Author☆Tian Mu, an excellent online novelist. His novels have rich and tortuous plots, and his novels have distinctive personality, which is loved by many readers.
By Xu GuaDan. 2020
By Shveta Thakrar. 2020
“Shveta Thakrar's prose is as beautiful as starlight.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly BlackThis gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades… of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy.The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all. Brimming with celestial intrigue, this sparkling YA debut is perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Laini Taylor.
By Zen Cho, Saad Z. Hossain, S. L. Huang, Nghi Vo, Jy Neon Yang. 2020
Fantasy from Asia and the Asian Diaspora is a Tordotcom Novella Sampler featuring stories by Zen Cho, Saad Z. Hossain,… S. L. Huang, Nghi Vo, and JY Neon Yang…At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
By Christopher Brown. 2020
"The novel is as tense and thrilling as any of Brown's work, and as full of rage and hope. It's… a novel that truly reckons with the enormity of both our climate emergency and the system that produced it - a tale of human imperfection and redemption." -- Cory Doctorow, bestselling author of WalkawayIn this second dystopian legal thriller from the author of the acclaimed Rule of Capture and Tropic of Kansas, lawyer Donny Kimoe juggles two intertwined cases whose outcomes will determine the course of America’s future—and his own. In the aftermath of a second American revolution, peace rests on a fragile truce. The old regime has been deposed, but the ex-president has vanished, escaping justice for his crimes. Some believe he is dead. Others fear he is in hiding, gathering forces. As the factions in Washington work to restore order, Donny Kimoe is in court to settle old scores—and pay his own debts come due.Meanwhile, the rebels Donny once defended are exacting their own kind of justice. In the ruins of New Orleans, they are building a green utopia—and kidnapping their defeated adversaries to pay for it. The newest hostage is the young heiress to a fortune made from plundering the country—and the daughter of one of Donny’s oldest friends. In a desperate gambit to save his own skin, Donny switches sides to defend her before the show trial. If he fails, so will the truce, dragging the country back into violence. But by taking the case, he risks his last chance to expose the atrocities of the dictatorship—and being tried for his own crimes against the revolution.To save the future, Donny has to gamble his own. The only way out is to find the evidence that will get both sides back to the table, and secure a more lasting peace. To do that, Donny must betray his clients’ secrets. Including one explosive secret hidden in the ruins, the discovery of which could extinguish the last hope for a better tomorrow—or, if Donny plays it right, keep it burning.
By Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan. 2013
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in… this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.
By Cassandra Clare. 2008
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a… murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.<P><P> Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Senior Award
By Cassandra Clare. 2014
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times… bestselling Mortal Instruments series.Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian--but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?
By Cassandra Clare. 2011
True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling… Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move--and that one of their own has betrayed them. Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.