Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible. Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation. Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high. To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted… From the Trade Paperback edition.
The definitive collection of the Malediction Trilogy, and its prequel The Broken Ones, by USA Today-bestselling author Danielle L Jensen. Presenting the complete adventures of Cécile and Tristan, as they fight for freedom and love, in the magical kingdom of Trollus. Collects Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress, Warrior Witch and The Broken Ones When Cécile is kidnapped and sold to trolls, the best she can hope for is the cookpot, but instead she finds herself bound to the king’s son, Tristan, and at the heart of a brewing rebellion in the Kingdom of Trollus. For centuries, a witch’s curse has trapped the trolls in their city beneath the mountain. Is Cécile the one who will free them? Against all odds, Cécile escapes the king’s tyranny, but at a great cost. Now she delves into dark and deadly magic to track down the witch who cursed the trolls. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted. Cécile and Tristan accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil that they have unleashed upon the world. As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything’ and everyone. Sometimes one must return to the beginning… The Broken Ones chronicles the ill-fated love affair between Marc and Pénélope as they struggle to navigate the complex political world of Trollus, where powers on both sides are intent on using them as pawns. File Under: Fantasy
The USA Today Bestselling debut from acclaimed author Danielle L. Jensen. For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined. Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity. But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader. As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.
High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen. In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West. A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences. A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world. A DANGEROUS QUEST When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely—and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she's good at what she does. So good, she's caught the attention of Mylena's young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape. But Greta's not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil being knows she's the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the boys she finds stranded in the woods will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back . . .
New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns to the Otherworld where one of the D’Artigo sisters faces a demon who's out for blood. The D’Artigo sisters are half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. A werecat who’s one of the Autumn Lord’s Death Maidens, Delilah has a funny feeling that the Hags of Fate enjoy seeing her squirm. First, her boyfriend, Chase, mutters another woman's name in his sleep. Then she discovers the Autumn Lord has a very special plan for her. But things go from bad to deadly when Karvanak—the Rāksasa—returns. In order to get his greedy hands on both the fourth Spirit Seal and his former associate, Vanzir, he kidnaps Chase. Now, the D'Artigo sisters have to find a way to rescue the man Delilah loves without risking the safety of both Otherworld and Earth...
"At birth we are taken away from our parents, and from the moment we can walk, we are trained to fight and kill. Our DNA is altered, and this is one of the many things we have to survive. From a young age, we are told our fate. We will either become the twelve chosen to kill your people in the games or we are terminated. This is our fate, and there is no way to stop it."
Nice, France. Eric maturo orafo estimatore di Cellini e Botticelli, ama condurre una vita riservata tuttavia partecipa a gare estreme che lo attirano come una droga. Il suo ideale è la donna snella dal ventre piatto, colta, con l’anima pura. La separazione da Nadine che non ha rispettato l’accordo di non avere figli e che ingannandolo, è rimasta incinta, lo ha profondamente ferito. Frequenta Noor, danzatrice del ventre, e vive con lei un periodo felice ma la giovane viene uccisa ed è sospettato del delitto. Un amico avvocato trasferitosi a Nice con la moglie e la figlia Charlotte, lo invita nella nuova residenza. Charlotte prepara la tesi di laurea su Petrarca ad Avignon. La giovane avrebbe vissuto volentieri in quell’epoca per la purezza dei sentimenti esaltati dai poeti del Dolce Stil Novo. Nasce un feeling tra Eric e Charlotte che, oltre ad incarnare l’ideale femminile, colpisce l’uomo per il candore dell’anima ma questi è tormentato dalla differenza d’età. La “Costellazione del Perseo”, gioiello realizzato per l’amata gli darà il coraggio...Con uno stratagemma, Charlotte riuscirà ad estirpare da Eric la dipendenza dalle gare estreme, inoltre scoprirà l’assassino...
In this book are narrations and personal thoughts by Savanna, a woman who sees herself as a huntress for wisdom from the knowledge-filled expanses of her vast life in the worldly plains. These are her exclusive records, covering a range of subjects from love to death, food to music, which harmoniously form this book. Fiction or not, she has trusted you into her private world. Cherish her fearless gift!
The seventh book in L.J. Smith’s beloved bestselling Night World series is now available as a special collector’s edition! Jez Redfern is unique. She’s a vampire hunter…who’s half vampire. Raised in the Redfern family, the girl with fiery hair and silvery-blue eyes was the undisputed leader of a gang of vampire raiders. Then came the discovery that shattered her life—her mother was a human. Now, Jez hunts her former friends, protecting humans from the Night World. But when Circle Daybreak sends her on a search for one of the legendary Wild Powers, Jez has to rejoin her old gang. They want her back—especially Morgead, the gorgeous green-eyed vampire who used to be her second-in-command. Jez wants to stay faithful to Hugh Davis, the human she loves. But Morgead swears he’s her soul mate and he’ll do anything to lure her back to the old ways. With danger and temptation around, Jez finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. And she’s afraid that if she tastes blood again, she’ll become the evil huntress she once was…