Prince Gar now has the magic for weatherworking and is able to keep his enemies at bay, while Asher has become the most powerful Olken in the history of Lur. Peace and prosperity seem assured for the two of them. But Morg, the evil sorcerer mage, remains trapped inside a shattered body. He knows his time is running out and that desperate measures are called for. Unwittingly, Gar and Asher become caught up in a dangerous deception which threatens to tear apart the kingdom and destroy the fragile balance between Olken and Doranen. And no one, not even Dathne and her secret Circle, is prepared for the consequences when the Innocent Mage is revealed at last . . .
'Intriguing characters and a finely tuned sense of drama...' - Library Journal on The Innocent Mage 'A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre' - Waterstone's Books Quarterly 'The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything' Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars . . . and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, a secret organisation dedicated to preserving an ancient magic. Asher might have come to the city to make his fortune, but he will find his destiny . . . One of bestselling fantasy debuts of the last decade: enter the world of Kingmaker, Kingbreaker - a wildly fast-paced fantasy series brimming with action and adventure. The Innocent Mage is book one in the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
'A writer who seems set to rule the genre' - Waterstones Books Quarterly 'A Blight of Mages is an intoxicating and heart-wrenching story depicting two young people torn by desire and ability' - British Fantasy Society Hundreds of years before the great Mage War, a land lies, unknowing, on the edge of catastrophe . . . Barl is young, impulsive and wants to explore her raw magical potential. But Dorana's rigid class system means that only those with the right pedigree are trained. Desperate to learn, Barl lets her eagerness lead her to rebellion and disgrace. She faces the possibility of never using her powers again - until she meets Morgan Danfey, who sits on the Mage Council itself. Together, they realise they can create an extraordinary new magic. But the lure of this great power reveals a darkness in Morgan which will bring their land to its knees. From the bestselling Karen Miller comes a compelling fantasy novel set in the world before The Innocent Mage - the age before the great Mage War . . . Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars, and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations. Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched... KINGMAKER, KINGBREAKER, one of the most popular adventure fantasy series in recent years, is compiled into one volume for the first time. Included in this omnibus edition are: The Innocent Mage and The Awakened Mage.
'The Reluctant Mage is one of those rare tales that keep you entertained from beginning to end' - sfbook.com 'Top-notch fantasy . . . a masterclass writer' - SFFWORLD It's been months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted and Lur ravaged by polluting magics, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died. Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents could heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice. But she finds the lands beyond Lur blighted with lawlessness and chaos - and here Deenie and her companion Charis find the dark sorcerer Morg's deadly legacy. As they travel, they learn of a dangerous new power in the land. Deenie comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn. And if she can't save Rafel then, through him, Morg's vast power could once again command their world. The Reluctant Mage is the sequel to The Prodigal Mage, and set in the same world as Karen Miller's bestselling debut The Innocent Mage. With her cast of unforgettable characters, and masterful storytelling, Karen Miller has once again created an irresistible drama of political intrigue and magical adventure. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
'Truly awe-inspiring fantasy on a massive scale.' - Bookgasm.com 'A skilfully created world of ritual and tradition provides a stunning backdrop for her exciting adventures.' - RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) The King of Ethrea is dying and his only surviving heir is the Princess Rhian, but if her enemies have their way, the kingdom will not be ruled by a Queen. Ethrea, a small island of strategic importance, is known for its ability to keep the secrets of its business partners. Now civil war threatens as men of ambition eye the empty throne, and the other nations are getting nervous ... and greedy. If Rhian cannot secure the crown, others will descend and conquer her lands. A toymaker and a mysterious exile from Mijak may be her only hope ... The second volume of Karen Miller's epic fantasy of power, politics and the rise and fall of empires. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
'Empress is an ambitious, impressive and intriguing novel' - Starburst 'A fine read and a fine start to what could be an exceptional series.' - The Contra Costa Sunday Times When a scrawny, unwanted child - so lowly that she does not even have a name - is sold into slavery, a chain of events is set in motion that will have a profound impact on all the civilised world. Naming herself 'Hekat' (after a slaver's observation that she is quite the hellcat), the girl is taken in chains to Mijak's largest city, but makes a bargain with a ruthless god and escapes her captors. After she saves the life of a warlord, he takes her in and teaches her ways that an orphan might use to prosper in an uncaring world. When the warlord's family dies, the way becomes clear for Hekat to carve a dynasty out of infidelity and betrayal. . . Empress is an epic fantasy of power, politics and the rise and fall of empires. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
'A writer who seems to set the rule for the genre' - WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY 'Top-notch fantasy . . . a masterclass writer' - SFFWORLD In Ethrea, Rhian sits upon a precarious throne. Defiant noblemen who won't accept her rule threaten the stability of her kingdom, Zandakar, a man she thought was her friend, has been revealed as the son of a woman sworn to destroy her and her husband, King Alasdair, is increasingly unsure of her love. Rhian's most grave problem, however, lay outside the borders of her realm. The trading nations refuse to believe Mijak is a threat and promise reprisals if she dares to protect her realm. If she cannot unite the warring factions within her land, a move again Mijak might prove the end of her reign. Which is exactly what the empress of Mijak has planned. . . The third volume of Karen Miller's epic fantasy of power, politics and the rise and fall of empires . . . Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
'Complex and engrossing; fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note' - Publisher's Weekly 'A truly epic read full of intrigue and betrayal anchored in wonderful characters' - John Gwynne, author of MALICE EVERY CROWN IS TARNISHED BY THE BLOOD OF AMBITION. In a divided kingdom, some will do anything to seize the crown. A BASTARD LORD, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A ROYAL CHILD, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father's stolen throne. A DUKE'S WIDOW, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who'd control them both. And TWO BROTHERS, divided by ambition, will learn the true meaning of treachery. All of this will come to pass, and nothing will remain as it once was. Royal houses will fall, empires will be reborn, and those who seek the Falcon Throne will pay for it in blood. Nobody is innocent. Every crown is tarnished. Welcome to the start of a major new epic fantasy series from the million-copy bestselling Karen Miller. Books by Karen Miller: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker Series The Innocent Mage The Awakened Mage A Blight of Mages Godspeaker Empress of Mijak The Riven Kingdom The Hammer of God Fisherman's Children The Prodigal Mage The Reluctant Mage Tarnished Crown The Falcon Throne Prince of Glass
Reality is a lie invented by a technocratic enemy who has written history to it's liking. The truth is magic'ae the universe can be crafted with a simple working of your will. Mages have taught this truth throughout the ages, but the proponents of technology have crushed the mystic masters. Join the last stand in the war for reality. Mage: The Ascension places you in the midst of supernatural intrigues and inner struggles. The more secrets you learn, the more important your wisdom and power become. Mage drags spirituality and metaphysics screaming through the streets of a postmodern nightmare. Now you can experience play as a newly Awakened mage on the road to power.
The Clone Wars have exploded across the galaxy as Republic forces and Separatists struggle to gain the upper hand. But while the Jedi generals work tirelessly to defeat Count Dooku and his rebels, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is hatching his own dark victory plans. The Separatists have launched a sneak attack on Coruscant. Obi-Wan Kenobi, wounded in battle, insists that Anakin Skywalker and his rookie Padawan Ahsoka leave on a risky mission against General Grievous. But when Senator Bail Organa reveals some explosive intelligence that could turn the tide of war in the Republic's favor, the Jedi Master agrees to accompany him to an obscure planet on the Outer Rim to verify the facts. What Obi-Wan and Bail don't realize is that they're walking into a deadly trap concocted by Palpatine. And by the time they find out, escape may not be an option. Inspired by the full-length animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the brand-new TV series, these thrilling adventures are filled with provocative, never-before-revealed insights into the characters of Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, Yoda, Count Dooku, and many other Star Wars favourites.
You got a choice. Hang as a horse thief or teach our schoolkids. That was the decision facing Mage Casebolt, a decision that made him wish he had never disembarked the riverboat at New Orleans.Bound for San Francisco to join his brothers in a gambling emporium, Mage s journey halts abruptly in Valley Springs when he is framed for horse stealing.The teaching job is unpleasant enough, but then a cholera epidemic quarantines the town, saddling him with an old freed slave, twelve boisterous schoolchildren who make a practice of running teachers out of town, and the local postmistress who detests the idea of a gambler playing the part of schoolmaster.Then the rustlers hit, and Mage faces the task of reining them in with his little contingent of misfits. He quickly realizes that mixing kids, guns, dynamite, and rattlesnakes can make life mighty exciting, and uncertain.
I was nothing but a “pilt,” the orphaned daughter of magical parents with no magic of my own. At least that’s what I thought, until a shadow mage appears with a startling revelation that will change my life forever. He says I’m a witch. The one the prophecy speaks of. The one with the mark of Merlin. And the only one who can stop Kiren Nightstorm, a powerful rune mage, from taking over both realms. Could it be true? I’m about to find out. Before long, I’ve joined the resistance to infiltrate M.A.G.I.C., the magical police force, alongside shifters, vampires, and werewolves. But someone inside the department wants my power for his own gain and will stop at nothing to get it. Now it’s up to me to master my magic and stop him, with the help of my jaguar shifter partner and my werewolf boyfriend, before it’s too late for all of us. Urban fantasy and romance meet edge-of-your-seat adventure in the supernatural world of Awakened Spells, the first book in the Awakened Spells series "I couldn't put this book down. I finished it in 1 day! It was amazing!" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Logan Byrne definitely has a talent for developing characters that are lovable, complex, and relatable." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "He really creates a special world that I got sucked into right from word one!" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy, witches and wizards, young adult urban fantasy, urban fantasy series, fantasy action and adventure, fantasy romance, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy with magic, urban fantasy with witches, paranormal detective, finished fantasy series, young adult fiction, young adult paranormal, vampires, werewolves, shifters, witches, wizards, mages
I was five when the dragons first appeared ... and the lights went out for good. From former army officer William Stacey comes Source Mage, the first book in an exciting new blend of urban fantasy and military adventure. Now, eighteen years after the cataclysmic appearance of the four great dragons over Mount Fuji, humanity shares a shattered Earth with the Fey--fairies, elves, and other supernatural creatures. Trust is short, magic is common, and each day is a struggle for survival in the Awakened World of 2053. *** I'm Angie Ritter, a former army mage who can't cast spells anymore. I have some issues. I'm working on them. Unfortunately, the army wasn't willing to wait for me to get better and gave me the boot. Now, I survive day by day in Sanwa City, a walled settlement in southern California, doing menial labor and pretty much hiding from the world. Without my magic, I can't help myself, let alone anyone else, but when my old army buddy Erin--an elite werewolf shock trooper--comes to me for help, I can't say no. Now, I just need to pull myself together--and fast. Because someone's hunting werewolves, and Erin is their new prey. And if I get in their way, they'll carve me up too. Thing is, I'm done with hiding. And something has changed. Something amazing. *** Warning: Contains scenes of sexual situations, realistic violence, and soldiers talking like soldiers. If you like Myke Cole, Michael Anderle, K.F. Breene, and Shayne Silvers, you'll love this exciting new series.
Your Complete Guide to Games on the Internet and Online Services
Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Wolff New Media
Category: Games & Activities
A sequel to the best-selling guide to online games covers some four thousand new online games, providing locations, addresses, directions, and tips on interactive and electronic games on AOL, CompuServe, Prodigy, Microsoft Network, and the Internet. Original. (All Users).
In the humid land of Halruaa, mysterious figures come and go on strange errands and unspoken deeds. Only the society of Counselors can bring order. Yet among them there may be one in whom the magic spark lies hidden. Only the Magehound can ferret it out and destroy it.