BOOK 1 OF THE BELGARIAD, the worldwide bestselling fantasy series by one of the godfathers of the tradition. Discover the epic stories that inspired generations of fantasy writers - from Raymond Feist's The Riftwar Cycle to George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. A battle is coming... ...And in that battle shall be decided the fate of the world Myths tell of the ancient wars of Gods and men, and a powerful object – the Orb – that ended the bloodshed. As long as it was held by the line of Riva, it would assure the peace. But a dark force has stolen the Orb, and the prophecies tell of war. Young farm boy Garion knows nothing of myth or fate. But then the mysterious Old Storyteller visits his aunt, and they embark on a sudden journey. Pursued by evil forces, with only a small band of companions they can trust, Garion begins to doubt all he thought he knew...
Many centuries ago, the gods went to war - and the evil god, Torak, was defeated and hurled into an ageless slumber. The sorcerer Belgarath took command of the Orb - an object of immense power, which has the power to reawaken Torak - and made it safe in the hands of the Rivan king. And as the prophecy specifies, only the descendants of this king could hold the Orb and withstand the power of Torak should be awaken. But who is this descendant? Garion, a young farm lad, loves the old story, but it has nothing to do with him, does it? And the old storyteller can't possibly be the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, can he? Suddenly Garion is hurled into a fantastic quest - a race across the lands of the West on the trail of a sinister priest who has stolen the Orb... Long ago, the evil God Torak fought a war to obtain an object of immense power -athe Orb of Aldur.But Torak was defeated and the Orb reclaimed by Belgarath the sorcerer. Garion, a young farm lad, loves the story when he first hears it from the old storyteller. But it has nothing to do with him. Or does it?For the stories also tell of a prophecy that must be fulfilled -aa destiny handed down through the generations. And Torak is stirring again...
Remembering a past time when the gods walked the lands among mortals, an ancient man known as the Old Wolf recounts the tale of his youth, during which he witnessed the strife that split the world in two
"BOOK 3 OF THE MALLOREON, the worldwide bestselling fantasy series by one of the godfathers of the tradition. Discover the epic stories that inspired generations of fantasy writers - from Raymond Feist's The Riftwar Cycle to George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. Some forces cannot be fought by human means... /i> arion's journey becomes ever more fraught with danger. He and his company must use every skill they possess to evade capture. Any delay will be fatal for his beloved son. They have no choice but to pursue the kidnappers wherever they go even through a land reputed to be ruled by demons. b> myth that turns out to be horrifically true..."
Garion, the King of Riva, finds himself caught between the Dark Prophecy and the Prophecy of Light when he searches a previously obscure part of the Mrin Codex to identify someone or something called Zandramas
An omnibus edition containing the first three novels in the best-selling fantasy series, The Malloreon, follows the adventures and exploits of Garion and his companions in Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, and Demon Lord of Karanda. Original. 20,000 first printing.
It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor. Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness. On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus is confronted by a cat--a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a woman, and the powers of a goddess. She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. She must be: for in no time at all, she has stolen his heart. And more. She has stolen time itself. For when Althalus leaves the House at the End of the World, much wiser but not a day older than when he'd first entered it, thousands of years have gone by. But Dweia is not the only one able to manipulate time. Her evil brother shares the power, and while Dweia has been teaching Althalus the secrets of The Book, the ancient God has been using the dark magic of his own Book to rewrite history. Yet all is not lost. But only if Althalus, still a thief at heart, can bring together a ragtag group of men, women, and children with no reason to trust him or each other.
(Please note: The book you see here is not "The PawN of Prophecy" by David Eddings -- a wonderful fantasy novel set in ancient times -- instead this book is a fictional thriller based on The Book of Revelations and set in modern times).DESCRIPTION:The year is 2012. Doomsday Prophets again proclaim End of the World -- yet this time they may be correct - for as 2012 unfolds the disastrous events of The Book of Revelations finally begin to occur!And so the world wonders -- is there any hope?The answer is YES - and one man holds the key for saving us... Amazingly, St. John the Apostle is still alive in 2012 - having been blessed with the Gift of Immortality so that he could survive to fight the coming of The Antichrist. There's just one problem - over the course of the last 2,000 years, John has lost his faith. Now a crotchety old man who lives in upstate NY, John is still tormented by 'revelations' he cannot escape, and with nothing but time on his hands, he's taken up a few new hobbies: drinking craft beers, watching baseball, and listening to country music. Unfortunately for John (and the rest of us), NOW is the time when The Antichrist is rising to power. Only John can save us, but will he recover his faith in time to stop Armageddon or will Satan's Son achieve Ultimate Victory? "The Pawns of Prophecy" has been hailed by some as "The Christian Da Vinci Code" while others have called it "outrageous blasphemy." It's a fast-paced thriller based on The Book of Revelations, 2012 theories, and (allegedly) author-interviews of St John himself, and it will keep you guessing until the very end. Inherently controversial -- of which any Doomsday Scenario would be - "The Pawns of Prophecy" pushes the limits of contention, with references that the Nails used to crucify Jesus Christ may still exist, that the Pope may be involved in various secret societies in support of The Antichrist (or even that he IS the Antichrist), and that certain characters from the Bible may still be alive today but are now far different than you remember them. Intended for Christians AND non-Christians alike, it's perfect for anyone who enjoys suspense novels, conspiracy theories, and alternate histories. Is YOUR faith strong enough to read it?(NOTE: This book is available in the following formats: trade paperback, E-Book Full Version, or E-Book 4-Part Serial Version).
MOONDOVER OVER THE MEKONG: stories of guns, gambling, girls and general mayhem that redraw the borders of crime. This globe-spanning collection rockets you from dirt-road trailer parks to the slums of Bangkok, the gangster underbelly of Tokyo to a postapocalyptic Old West. There's girls on the run from Russian mobsters in the sex capital of Asia while a retiring crank cooker's ill-gotten fortune goes up for grabs on a Wyoming backroad. And a whole lot of territory in between. These ain't your typical crime stories. PRAISE: "Spanning the slums from Thailand to Wyoming, Moondog embraces the plight of the downtrodden as it exposes an underworld seldom seen. These are the stories of the beaten-down and betrayed who have been pushed to the brink, the street urchins and mob underlings who claw and scrape and fight like hell when presented with a way out; and Merrigan captures these liminal moments with blinding lucidity, and in the process pulls off the nearly impossible: extracting hope from what was once hopeless." -- Joe Clifford, author of Choice Cuts and Wake the Undertaker "A dagger in the guts and a jaunt through the back alleys of Southeast Asia. Where else can you get both for $2.99?" -- Jake Needham, author of KILLING PLATO and other best-selling Asian crime novels "The thing that stands out to me about Merrigan's writing is the way he absolutely nails the humanity of each story. Whether talking about American meth dealers or Asian gangsters or Old West outlaws, Merrigan is able to zero in on the essence of his characters with laser-like accuracy, bringing each to life in a way that's both vivid in its detail and mundane in its capturing of everyday life, no matter where in the world that life may be unfolding. This is damn fine storytelling, folks." -- Elizabeth White "As best I can tell, Court Merrigan doesn't just never flinch on the page, I'm not sure he even knows how to flinch. And he knows some stuff that'll make you nervous." -- Stephen Graham Jones, author of Demon Theory and Growing Up Dead In Texas Merrigan understands that buckets of blood and over-the-top violence are only two elements of crime fiction, so he digs deeper to produce stories that conjure up a dazzling array of feelings and take place in a range of settings that go from a Las Cruces-bound Greyhound bus to the dark waters of the Mekong river. Along the way, the author manages to expose the best and worst of human nature and to entertain readers with a collection of twelve tales in which there are no throwaways. There is plenty of brutality, but it's delivered with a nonchalance that communicates the fact that the author is not trying to use it as hook. There's also a lot of emotional writing, but the straightforward prose makes it all feel real and it never comes close to being sappy. While the elements just mentioned above make this a good read, what ultimately pushed it into must-read terrain is the almost cinematic graininess of Merrigan's prose. Equally honest, touching, and brutal, Moon Over the Mekong is short crime fiction for those that think crime writing should never be formulaic." - Gabino Iglesias, Out of the Gutter "One of the widest ranges of settings this side of a James Rollins novel." -- Ryan Sayles
Being the Scabrous Exploits of Cyrus & Galina Van, Hellbent West During the Eighth Year of the Harrows, 1876; With an Account of Mappers, Bounty Hunters, a Tatar, and the Science of Phrenology
Author: Court Merrigan
Publisher: Beat to a Pulp
Set in post-apocalyptic 1876, THE BROKEN COUNTRY tracks the scabrous exploits of the outlaws Cyrus and Galina Van. The pair kidnaps a naive, young scion and head west in pursuit of gold, glory, and respect. Along the trail they met Atlante Ames, a mapper who euthanized her own father and now seeks her twin brother, himself gone outlaw in the ravaged West. In cold pursuit rides the implacable bounty hunter Hal, who takes scalps in the name of Jesus Christ and the science of phrenology, and the contemplative Buddhist assassin Qa'un, paying off the bloodprice he owes Hal ... bounty by bloody bounty. Cyrus and Galina's hard road west comes to a head in a dynamite-tossing, six-gun-blazing shootout at the old train depot in Laramie. A dark journey to a time when wagon trains have retreated and the Old West is haunted by bonepickers and starving tribes, THE BROKEN COUNTRY: BEING THE SCABROUS EXPLOITS OF CYRUS & GALINA VAN, HELLBENT WEST DURING THE EIGHTH YEAR OF THE HARROWS, 1876; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF MAPPERS, BOUNTY HUNTERS, A TATAR, AND THE SCIENCE OF PHRENOLOGY is unlike any other book you will read this year.