Harlow Wintergreen, now the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father, is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, but she must escape and thwart her double, the evil Isiris, who is masquerading as Harlow in order to bring disease and destruction to the world.
Author: Whitney A. Miller
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The cruel Merdrun, the greatest warriors in the void, have invaded Santhenar but their portal failed, leaving them stranded. They're desperately trying to regain contact with the summon stone so they can reopen the portal and begin the slaughter of humanity. Llian, hurled through another portal, sees the summon stone wake and knows the allies have but one chance to destroy the Merdrun - though it will involve an alchemical quest that has always ended in ruin, a mad invasion in untested sky ships with untrained pilots and the most unequal battle in all the Histories.
The Gates of Good and Evil, Book Two
Author: Ian Irvine
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Merdrun, cruel warriors blooded by thousands of years of slaughter, are gathering in the void between the worlds. Their long-hidden summon stone is waking, corrupting good people as well as bad, and turning arcane places into magically polluted wastelands. If it is not destroyed it will create a portal and call the Merdrun through. In a nightmare, a nine-year-old girl sees the Merdrun leader - and he sees her. If her parents Karan and Llian are to save their daughter and their world, they must find a way to stop the greatest warrior in the void.
The Gates of Good and Evil, Book One
Author: Ian Irvine
Publisher: Hachette UK
Tyr is free at last! But for how long? The city-state of Tyr has been freed from a thousand years of slavery to the sorcerer-king, but with change comes chaos and Tyr's triumph may be its death-knell. Almost twenty years after Troy Denning first gave readers a taste of the Dark Sun world, it remains one of the most sought-after settings in the Dungeons & Dragons® universe. All five of the Prism Pentad novels will be reissued in deluxe trade paperback editions that will introduce a whole new generation to the magic-blasted deserts of the Dark Sun world! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Troy Denning
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Throughout all universes and dimensions, a great darkness is gathering, forging itself into a monstrous force bent on an all-consuming path of destruction. Against this impending cataclysm stands one man - the enigmatic Voidal, creature of myth and legend, and with him a small band of reluctant followers, themselves god-cursed renegades. Among them are Elfloq the familiar, Orgoom the Blue Gelder, Scyllarza the demoness, and Evergreed, the fallen god. In a Hell-forged alliance, they travel to the very heart of the nightmare omniverse to uncover the last of its frightful secrets. THE SWORD OF SHADOWS, third and climactic volume of the Voidal trilogy, is sword and sorcery in the tradition of the fabulous Dying Earth and Eternal Champion sagas!
Author: Adrian Cole
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls--or if she will ever know the meaning of love. Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Readers will find themselves fully immersed in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity--and a permanent place in readers' hearts.
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Casey Parker is having the time of her life leaping in and out of books through her uncle’s magical bookshop, Moonglow’s, when she finds a strange little black book with her name listed in it. Uncle Walt’s name is there too, along with his life story and that of every other owner the bookshop has ever had. As Casey and Uncle Walt begin to investigate the mysterious rhymes contained in the book, Uncle Walt becomes permanently trapped in a book—and it’s up to Casey to find a way to free him. Throughout her journey to free Uncle Walt, Casey faces untold dangers in fantastic locations, from the lost city of Atlantis to ancient Egypt to medieval England, and even to a pirate utopia called Libertalia. She must search for a protective amulet, the all-powerful Moonstone, and ultimately the Sword of Destiny, which she’ll need in the final battle to break the spell that’s holding her uncle captive. But, even with the guidance of a mystical fortune teller in the real world, will Casey be brave enough to fight this evil force on her own? Or will her uncle remain trapped in Atlantis forever? The Sword of Destiny is the sequel to Midnight at Moonglow’s, which won the Writer’s Digest Mark of Quality award and an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Book Festival Winner of the bronze medal for best book series in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.
The Sword of Destiny
Author: K. C. Sherwood
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, The Crimson Ribbon is the mesmerising story of two women's obsession, superstition and hope. May Day 1646: Ruth Flowers finds herself suddenly, brutally, alone. Forced to flee the household of Oliver Cromwell, the only home she has ever known, Ruth takes the road to London, and there is given refuge by Lizzie Poole. Beautiful and charismatic, Lizzie enthrals the vulnerable Ruth, who binds herself inextricably to her world. But Ruth is still haunted by fears of her past catching up with her. And as Lizzie's radical ideas escalate, Ruth finds herself carried to the heart of the country's conflict, to the trial of a king.
Author: Katherine Clements
Publisher: Hachette UK
A Chinese woman recalls her youthful years as a courtesan in this historical novel that offers a “vivid account of the forgotten past” (Chun Yu, author of Little Green). In a sunny California apartment, a young woman and her fiancé arrive to record her great-grandmother’s story. It is the story of a girl, Xiang Xiang, who rose from a childhood of shame to become one of the most successful courtesans in early twentieth-century China—under the name Precious Orchid. After Xiang Xiang’s father is falsely accused of a crime, he is executed, leaving his family a legacy of dishonor. Her mother’s only option is to enter a Buddhist nunnery, so she gives her daughter over to the care of her sister in Shanghai. At first, life at Peach Blossom Pavilion feels like a dream. Surrounded by exotic flowers, murmuring fountains, colorful fishponds, and bamboo groves, Precious Orchid sees herself thriving. She is schooled in music, literature, painting, calligraphy, and, to her innocent surprise, the art of pleasuring men. For the beautiful Pavilion hides its darker purpose as an elite house of prostitution. And even as she commands the devotion of China’s most powerful men, Precious Orchid never gives up on her dream to escape, reunite with her mother, avenge her father’s death, and find true love. As the richest, most celebrated Ming Ji—or “prestigious courtesan”—in all of China, she just might have her way, even if it comes with a devastating price. Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China, Peach Blossom Pavilion is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story. “Riveting . . . A rare peek into an exotic culture that is thrilling, captivating, and moving.” —Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride “In the sure voice of Precious Orchid, Mingmei Yip recounts thirteen tumultuous years of Chinese history: vicious politics, pristine piety and heartrending scandal, framed in the classical arts. She writes with a painter’s fastidious eye and the irresistible energy of grand storytelling. The pages just turn themselves.” —Neal Chandler, director, Creative Writing Program of Cleveland State University “Peach Blossom Pavilion, story of the last geisha in China, is told with amazing insight as if the author had lived in the tumultuous China of a century ago. Through her beautiful, lucid prose, Mingmei brings modern Western readers into the mysterious world of the cultivated courtesan.” —Hannelore Hahn, founder and executive director, International Women’s Writing Guild
Author: Mingmei Yip
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.
The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard
Author: Chen Kaiguo,Zheng Shunchao
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Author: Christopher J. Moneymaker,Ellick Bottoms
Publisher: Christopher Moneymaker