Man maintains the homeostasis of the Universe. Adjustment of reality takes place through his consciousness. And man's every act and his every action is reflected upon the global levels of being, where planets, stars, and galaxies perform the role of atoms and cells. The Universe is the body of man's own existence on the global scale. If people understand and accept this, they become immortal.
Mary Weber’s Storm Siren Trilogy now available in one e-collection! Storm Siren “I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.” As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth—meaning, she shouldn’t even exist. Siren's Fury “I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it’s no use. The curse I’ve spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists.” Nym risked her life to save Faelen, her homeland, from a losing war, only to discover that the shapeshifter Draewulf has stolen everything she holds dear. But when the repulsive monster robs Nym of her storm-summoning abilities as well, the beautiful Elemental realizes her war is only just beginning. Siren's Song Nym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves. With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ability, Nym and the few Bron soldiers rush to warn Cashlin’s queen. Only to discover it may already be too late for the monarch and her eerie kingdom. As the Luminescents are sifting through Nym’s past memories and the queen is reading into her future, Nym is given a choice of how to defeat Draewulf, but the cost may be more than she can bear. And even then there are no guarantees.
Santa Mondega is no ordinary town, and its inhabitants are even less ordinary: gangsters, martial-arts monks, low-lifes, bounty hunters, vampires and Elvis-impersonating hitmen abound. And then, in the shadowed streets, there lurks the serial killer known only as the Bourbon Kid. In The Book With No Name, an unnamed book brings violent death to anyone who reads it. A mysterious stone - the Eye of the Moon - has vanished. And a total eclipse is about the cast the town into utter darkness.Detective Miles Jensen must race to uncover the link between the book, the murders and the Kid. But, as the mystery unravels, he discovers that there's more to Santa Mondega than meets the eye. Thus begins the adventures of the Bourbon Kid and the strange and sinister occurrences in Santa Mondega . . .
from the bestselling author of The Meg - now a major film
Author: Steve Alten
Publisher: Hachette UK
21 December, 2012: the end of the Mayan calendar. The advent of Armageddon. From the distant mythic past, through the conspiracy-filled present and into the terrifying future, The Mayan Trilogy follows four generations of the Gabriel family as they struggle to embrace their superhuman destiny in the face of an apocalyptic threat both supernatural and all too real. Marrying Mayan legend and mind-bending science; spanning centuries and traversing dimensions; and paced faster than a particle in the Large Hadron Collider, The Mayan Trilogy is a race through - and against - time to preserve the very future of humanity by solving the mysteries of its ancient past. This three-book pack comprises The Mayan Prophecy, The Mayan Resurrection and The Mayan Destiny.
A collection of the first three books in the Scinegue Series: The Secret, The Pledge, and The Forest. No one doubts there is evil in our world: Murder, theft, greed. But not many consider the source of that evil might walk among us. The Secret: Good and Evil have always been at war, and this time Evil might just win. One small mishap is about to change Billy Roth's life forever. Decoding information about a eugenics program currently in the works opens Billy's eyes to the fact that eugenics isn't a long-dead religion as many believe, it's alive and thriving, and with something truly evil backing it, this time it might just succeed. Billy and his wife Sarah are drawn right into the middle of the unfolding plot to destroy all imperfect people for reasons neither of them could have ever imagined--Billy is the product of a eugenics experiment! Billy and Sarah come across two distinct lines of thought when it comes to perfecting the world's population; one chooses to do all it can to improve humanity while the other is set to purge it. The Pledge: Scinegue's lead Protector, Mary Sinclair, has her hands full with the evil that is once again plaguing Scinegue, so the last thing she needs is an attraction to a man who knows nothing about true evil, demon cats, or Protectors. But that's exactly what she gets. Will he be a distraction that costs her her life? Or will they get a chance at happily-ever-after? If evil has its way, there will be no happily-ever-afters. The Forest: A wonderful invention becomes a potentially deadly trap. Billy Roth and the other Tops and Protectors work hard to release Bradley and Nicole from the Picture they've been locked within, while at the same time fighting the Darkness that has once again set Its sights on Scinegue. Christian Fiction suspense/supernatural
Set in the same sprawling fantasy world as her FitzChivalry Farseer novels, Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy unravels the story of a once-thriving city, a glorious and mythic species facing extinction, and the clan whose destiny is intertwined with both. Prepare to be swept away in this breathtaking eBook bundle: SHIP OF MAGIC MAD SHIP SHIP OF DESTINY Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships—rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Now the fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. For Althea’s young nephew, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard the ship, the Vivacia is a life sentence. But the fate of the ship—and the Vestrits—may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider: the ruthless buccaneer captain Kennit, who plans to seize power over the Pirate Isles by capturing a liveship and bending it to his will. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone
Five Jade Disks, Defenders of the Dragon City, and Tale of a Feather
Author: Hsi-kuo Chang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Taiwan's most innovative science fiction writer presents three tales of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, political strife, time travel, and Chinese history and mysticism. After thousands of years of civil unrest and countless wars, the weary Huhui people of Sunlon City have once again succumbed to a ruthless and overpowering enemy. In Five Jade Disks, the first book in the trilogy, the imperialistic Shan have enslaved the inhabitants of Sunlon City and imposed a harsh martial order. As the Shan fight to retain control of the restless Huhui natives, an unstable rebel alliance prepares to win back its homeland. Amidst the confusion of revolt, Miss Qi, a determined young girl, emerges as an unlikely leader. With the help of her friends and the loyal Green Snake Brotherhood, Miss Qi discovers that an ancient cult and its insidious and unusually powerful leader may hold the key to the rebels' victory—or may yet be the cause of their undoing. As she rushes to put the pieces together, the rebels, divided by internal factions, strive to band together in a heroic attempt to overthrow the Shan. The story continues in Defenders of the Dragon City. The Shan have been defeated, but the victory celebrations of the Huhui are quickly brought to an end. After deserting Sunlon City, the Shan regroup and return for one final and bitter attempt to destroy the weakened rebel forces. During their exile, the Shan turn their aggressions against the indigenous races of the Huhui planet, a colorful mix of peaceful tribes resembling serpents, eagles, and leopards. Forced into the war to save their remaining territory, the indigenous peoples join the Huhui in their continuing struggle against the Shan. The third novel, Tale of a Feather, opens with images of chaos and devastation. The conflict with the Shan has left the city in flames, and refugees are fleeing in droves through the main gates. Taking advantage of the turmoil, a ruthless dictator assumes control of the weak interim government and begins a treacherous campaign to eliminate his adversaries. In this volatile atmosphere, Miss Qi continues her desperate search to discover the origin of the mysterious Bronze Statue Cult and come to terms with the dark power it wields over her people. The trilogy, first published in Taiwan in the late 1980s and early 1990s and widely considered to be a modern classic, is now presented for the first time in English and in a single volume. In these allegorical tales, Chang confronts some of the most serious and divisive issues of our time, including the burden of history and the ravages of oppression, racism, and ethnic displacement.
Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. These are the hallmarks of bestselling author, Mary Campisi’s novels, and she does it again with The Betrayed Trilogy. If you love romance and women’s fiction, family dynamics, hope, and second chances, this trilogy has it all. Betrayal happens in many forms, but is there anything more damaging or painful than the betrayal of a family member? A hurt like that leaves scars, so many of them, and the healing and hope to get a second chance and right a wrong is possible, but it won’t be easy. Sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only way to protect your heart. - Pieces of You Quinn Burnes's mother disappeared when he was only fifteen leaving him with a despondent father, a little sister who suffers panic attacks, and eight notebooks containing the truth about his mother. He guards this secret for eighteen years, until on an otherwise normal day, his mother re-enters his life, pleading for his help. She's in danger and the only thing that can save her is reclaiming the identity she shunned years ago. Quinn is a master of emotional detachment, from his successful career as a personal injury attorney to his strings of meaningless relationships with beautiful women who possess uneasy temperaments; a sure formula to keep his heart safe and insure he's the first to walk away. Until he meets the mysterious 'Danielle' a woman with too many secrets who's on the run from the abusive, estranged husband she shot and may have killed. Danielle isn't like any woman he's ever met, but can he risk his heart for someone who's doing exactly what his mother did eighteen years ago? Someone who may ultimately leave him, just like his mother? He's not who he says he is...but neither is she...- Secrets of You Wealthy, privileged, the product of too much money and too little responsibility, Ash Lancaster routinely pretends he's someone else so he'll be valued for more than his bank accounts. Talented, beautiful, tormented by a past choice she deeply regrets, jewelry designer Arianna Sorensen guards her heart and her privacy from the outside world. When Arianna and Ash meet, the passion is real, though the rest may not be. She thinks he's a motorcycle-riding photojournalist with nothing but a camera and two saddlebags to his name. He thinks she's a blue-blooded, orphaned sophisticate with a fat trust fund. However, lies have a way of catching up and causing their own damage. Fate forces Ash to perform the first selfless act of his life to protect Arianna from being blackmailed about her past. The price? He must walk away and forget about her. Two years later, the threat is gone and Ash returns, determined to win back the woman he's never forgotten and even more determined to get her to admit what she's been hiding. He reveals his true identity and pledges a future built on trust and honesty. But Ash expects the truth from her, too. Can Arianna open up to him when the last thirteen years have been built on a lie? And if she doesn't, will she risk losing him again--this time for good? How could a mother walk away from her family? - What’s Left of Her This is the question many readers asked after finishing Pieces of You, Book One of The Betrayed Trilogy. They wanted to know the real story behind the disappearance of Evie Burnes. What's Left of Her offers an intimate glimpse into Evie Burnes's life before her disappearance--and after. Note: While Pieces of You and Secrets of You are romances, What's Left of Her is not.
A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, now available in an eBook bundle With more than a million copies sold in the United States, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews, and spellbound legions of loyal fans. The Book of Life brings the number one New York Times bestselling series to a deeply satisfying close, and we are now pleased to offer all three books in a lavishly designed boxed set, perfect for fans and newcomers alike. And don’t forget—The Book of Life goes on sale July 15, 2014, and will still be going strong. Be sure to stock up for the holidays!
Lucy Larson lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, and has her sights firmly set on a place at Juilliard. She's on her way to the top and has so far been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Well, up until now… Jude Ryder is the quintessential bad boy and everything a girl like Lucy needs to stay away from, especially if she wants to hold onto her dream future. But Lucy's about to find out that staying away is the only thing she's incapable of. Full of passion, steamy scenes and hot romance this ebook collection of Nicole Williams' CrashTrilogy is perfect fans of New Adult!