Science Fiction

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars  Fractalverse, Book 1
Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she’s awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she’s awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope…
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Altered Carbon  Takeshi Kovacs, Book 1
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning. . . .
Altered Carbon
Broken Angels  Takeshi Kovacs, Book 2
Welcome back to the brash, brutal new world of the twenty-fifth century: where global politics isn’t just for planet Earth anymore; and where death is just a break in the action, thanks to the techno-miracle that can preserve human consciousness and download it into one new body after another. Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more . . . trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire, and helping a far-flung planet’s government put down a bloody revolution. But when it comes to taking sides, the only one Kovacs is ever really on is his own. So when a rogue pilot and a sleazy corporate fat cat offer him a lucrative role in a treacherous treasure hunt, he’s only too happy to go AWOL with a band of resurrected soldiers of fortune. All that stands between them and the ancient alien spacecraft they mean to salvage are a massacred city bathed in deadly radiation, unleashed nanotechnolgy with a million ways to kill, and whatever surprises the highly advanced Martian race may have in store. But armed with his genetically engineered instincts, and his trusty twin Kalashnikovs, Takeshi is ready to take on anything—and let the devil take whoever’s left behind.
Broken Angels
Woken Furies  Takeshi Kovacs, Book 3
Takeshi Kovacs has come home to Harlan’s World. An ocean planet with only five per cent of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky. There are gangsters, bounty hunters, religious cultists and hopeful revolutionaries, all wanting a piece of the action – and Kovacs is still trying to work out exactly what that action is. Amidst the rapidly mounting chaos, only one thing is certain – at some point, someone called Takeshi Kovacs is going to have to die. For good.
Woken Furies
The First Ark  Deathless, Book 0.5
"There is a voice in my head, slithering through my mind like a serpent. It whispers dark things. Tells me to feed." -Osiris, Egyptian Lord of the Underworld. Were the Egyptian gods fanciful imaginings of primitive people, or something more? Some believe that they once walked the earth as mortals, that they warred and loved just as any of their worshippers. This is their "There is a voice in my head, slithering through my mind like a serpent. It whispers dark things. Tells me to feed." -Osiris, Egyptian Lord of the Underworld. Were the Egyptian gods fanciful imaginings of primitive people, or something more? Some believe that they once walked the earth as mortals, that they warred and loved just as any of their worshippers. This is their story, the tale of how Isis gained the power of shaping. How mighty Osiris died and lived again. How they discovered the fabled First Ark, a structure older than man. It is the tale of us all, the story that shaped our race from cave dwellers into the people we are today. Are these fanciful tales? Or long lost truth wrapped in myth? Only time knows. "It’s like Clan of the Cave Bear ran right into The Walking Dead." – The author’s totally biased friend.
The First Ark
No Such Thing as Werewolves  Deathless, Book 1
A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign. A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight.
No Such Thing as Werewolves
No Mere Zombie  Deathless, Book 2
Nearly all technology has been wiped out by the sun’s largest coronal mass ejection in history. In its wake comes the zombie apocalypse. The dead have risen, and they are hungry. Yet there are greater threats than the walking dead. The deathless have returned, slumbering in the same Arks that carried the werewolves into the present. If they are not stopped they will build Nearly all technology has been wiped out by the sun’s largest coronal mass ejection in history. In its wake comes the zombie apocalypse. The dead have risen, and they are hungry. Yet there are greater threats than the walking dead. The deathless have returned, slumbering in the same Arks that carried the werewolves into the present. If they are not stopped they will build a massive necropolis in the remains of San Francisco, and the entire continent will pay the price. Only the few werewolves created before the apocalypse stand between humanity and annihilation. They stand against the deathless, but they are outnumbered and alone. Their only hope of victory comes from the very enemy that sough to stop their creation, Mohn Corp.
No Mere Zombie
Vampires Don’t Sparkle  Deathless, Book 3
The world is without power. The dead rule. Yet only now does the true struggle begin. Osiris, Ra and Isis each jockey for position, fighting a war as old as mankind. Steve and Irakesh escape the Ark of the Redwood, but Trevor and Jordan are dispatched to bring them to justice. Blair and Liz attempt to build a new civilization from the ashes, but quickly realize they face l The world is without power. The dead rule. Yet only now does the true struggle begin. Osiris, Ra and Isis each jockey for position, fighting a war as old as mankind. Steve and Irakesh escape the Ark of the Redwood, but Trevor and Jordan are dispatched to bring them to justice. Blair and Liz attempt to build a new civilization from the ashes, but quickly realize they face larger problems. For the true enemy of the ancient world has Risen, the vicious god Set. With him comes an army more powerful than the world has ever seen.
Vampires Don't Sparkle
The Great Pack  Deathless, Book 4
Five Years Later Set has been vanquished, but victory demanded a bitter price. The First Ark’s detonation flung the new Ark Lords five years into the future. They emerge into a world ruled by deathless, demons, and old things that have awoken from the sleep of ages. Hades and the mysterious Grey Men have paved the way for the return of the Builders, slowly conquering the Five Years Later Set has been vanquished, but victory demanded a bitter price. The First Ark’s detonation flung the new Ark Lords five years into the future. They emerge into a world ruled by deathless, demons, and old things that have awoken from the sleep of ages. Hades and the mysterious Grey Men have paved the way for the return of the Builders, slowly conquering the world. Only one part of their plan remains, seizing control of the Proto-Ark rumored to lay somewhere deep in the Amazonian jungle. Hades sends his demonic enforcer, Nox, once known as the Director, to claim their prize. If they succeed, the invasion of the Builders will finally begin. Only the trio of returning Ark Lords has a prayer of stopping Nox, but they face problems of their own. Blair and Liz arrive in Northern California to find Angel Island deserted, and San Francisco controlled by a kingdom of deathless. Jordan and Trevor return to Peru where werewolves have founded a new religion worshiping the Mother. A religion that preaches that Trevor is the ancient enemy and must be destroyed. Only Jordan can save him, if he can finally learn to trust an old enemy. Win or lose, the Builders are coming. They need an army. They need The Great Pack.
The Great Pack
The Ark War  Deathless, Book 5
War on a scale not seen in this sun-cycle has begun. Nox and his demonic army were thwarted at the Proto Ark, but not before forging the tool that will hasten the destruction of the world. The grey men have a Primary Access Key, and are ready to bring their masters home. The Builders are coming. Millions of deathless surround Jordan in the broken Ark of the Mother. The only thing standing between Lima and destruction is the last god anyone wants to trust…Irakesh. Jordan follows Sobek to Australia in search of allies, but what lurks there predates humanity. Blair and Trevor spearhead a desperate gambit to alter time and save the Mother from her death at the First Ark. To do that they need powerful allies. The time has come to wake Jes’Ka, so that she can train Liz in the ways of the Ka-Ken. If Blair and Trevor succeed, then ensuring Set doesn’t return to the present falls upon them. But there is a spy in their midst. The Builders are far, far closer than anyone suspects.
The Ark War
The Builders  Deathless, Book 6
The builder Yoggoth has arrived in our Solar System, but his goal is not to conquer our world. He has locked the sun in a Yoggothian Sphere designed to siphon our star of all power. Earth is hurled into darkness, denied the lifegiving heat of our sun, even as Yoggoth’s fleets move upon our world. Our heroes, led by Blair, Liz, and Isis, must deal with the new winter before they can even hope to oppose them. In Australia Jordan has used the intervening five years for one purpose. To become a Builder-slaying dino-enhanced death machine. Under Uluru’s tutelage he has mastered combat, and stands ready to face Yoggoth, whatever the cost. Outnumbered and outmatched Liz leads a desperate assault on Yoggoth’s flagship, where Excalibur’s destiny will finally be realized. If the blade breaks our world will be annihilated. If it holds, then Liz will provide Blair one chance to save everyone. One desperate gamble to rewrite history.
The Builders
A Boy and His Dog
In an alternate world in which John F. Kennedy survived and scientific breakthroughs in animal research and telepathy allow for advanced communication with animal companions, fifteen-year-old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, scavenge the wastelands of a war-torn United States, survivors of a nuclear World War III between the Americans and the Soviets. While Blood guides Vic toward women—to be used for sex—Vic ensures that Blood has food, but the symbiotic relationship is put at risk when the pair meets Quilla June Holmes, who lures the boy to an underground civilization. A piece of shocking, dystopic science fiction, A Boy and His Dog questions the boundaries and nature of love while crafting a vision of a dark future guaranteed to leave chills. Also included here is “Ahbhu: The Passing of One Man’s Inspiration and Best Friend,” a personal essay by author Harlan Ellison, which lovingly recounts the life of his canine companion, Ahbhu, the true-life basis for Blood. Ellison recalls rescuing Ahbhu from the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter and gives a brief chronicle of life with his furry friend, whom he stresses was both “a person” and “impossible to anthropomorphize.” The nostalgic in memoriam frames the author’s relationship with animals while casting a personal light on the inspiration for the novella with which it is paired. Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella and a Hugo Award finalist, A Boy and His Dog was adapted into a cult classic film and fully solidifies Ellison as a master of his craft. This volume combines a dark, dystopian future of animal telepathy, sex, and postapocalyptic underworlds with a real-life account of the author’s muse for the feisty but loyal Blood. Indispensible reading material for any fan of Ellison or dark science fiction, animal lovers will also delight over the relationship between Vic and Blood.
A Boy and His Dog
Nineteen Eighty-four
In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.
Nineteen Eighty-four

Fantasy

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon  Tales from Alagaësia, Book 1
It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors and an exciting It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist, penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself! Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle.
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon
The Inheritance Almanac: An A-To-Z Guide to the World of Eragon
Christopher Paolini’s world of Alagaesia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they ever wanted to know about this fascinating world. From Arya to Zar’roc, this Christopher Paolini’s world of Alagaesia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they ever wanted to know about this fascinating world. From Arya to Zar’roc, this is an exhaustive encyclopedia about the land of the Inheritance cycle that also offers little-known facts gleaned from dozens of interviews with Christopher Paolini. Did you know . . . -that Helgrind, the den of the Raz’ac, is based on a real rock formation? -that Saphira’s blue-tinted vision was inspired by Paolini’s own color blindness? -that the Broddrings are the original humans who traveled to Alagaesia with King Palancar? A must-have book for every Inheritance fan! From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Inheritance Almanac: An A-To-Z Guide to the World of Eragon
Assassin’s Apprentice  The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1
Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.
Assassin's Apprentice
Royal Assassin  The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king’s assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family.
Royal Assassin
Assassin’s Quest  The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
King Shrewd is dead. As is Fitz — or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest. Only Verity’s return — or the heir his princess carries — can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal.
Assassin's Quest
Ship of Magic  The Liveship Traders, Book 1
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, 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.
Ship of Magic
The Mad Ship  The Liveship Traders, Book 2
The Vestrit family’s liveship, Vivacia, has been taken by the pirate king, Kennit. Held captive on board, Wintrow Vestrit finds himself competing with Kennit for Vivacia’s love. Leagues away, Althea Vestrit lives only to reclaim the Vivacia and with her friend, Brashen, she plans a dangerous rescue. Meanwhile in Bingtown, the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the Rain Wild Traders. And just outside Bingtown, Amber dreams of relaunching Paragon, the mad liveship…
The Mad Ship
Ship of Destiny  The Liveship Traders, Book 3
As Bingtown slides toward disaster, clan matriarch Ronica Vestrit searches for a way to bring the city’s inhabitants together against a momentous threat. Meanwhile, Althea Vestrit continues her perilous quest to track down and recover her liveship. Bold though it is, Althea’s scheme may be in vain. For her beloved “Vivacia “will face the most terrible confrontation of all as the secret of the liveships is revealed.
Ship of Destiny
Fool’s Errand  The Tawny Man, Book 1
Fifteen years have passed since the end of the Red Ship War. Since then, Fitz has wandered the world accompanied by his wolf, Nighteyes, finally settling in a remote tiny cottage. But lately the world has come crashing in again. The Witted are being persecuted because of their magical bonds with animals; and young Prince Dutiful has gone missing just before his crucial diplomatic wedding to an Outislander princess. Fitz’s assignment to fetch Dutiful back in time for the ceremony seems very much like a fool’s errand, but the dangers ahead could signal the end of the Farseer reign.
Fool's Errand
Golden Fool  The Tawny Man, Book 2
Prince Dutiful has been rescued and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive.
Golden Fool
Fool’s Fate  The Tawny Man, Book 3
A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz – sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep beneath the ice, upon her hearth. Only with the completion of this quest can the marriage proceed, and the resulting alliance signal an end to war between the two kingdoms…
Fool's Fate
The Dragon Keeper  The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1
Here be dragons — but debilitated, deformed, damaged dragons, hatched too soon, sick and starving, into a world that has mostly forgotten them. Eventually driven out by the Traders Council, the hatchlings decide to seek Kelsingra, their ancient home. Caught up by the dragons’ plight and longing to escape unhappy families and the stifling Rain Wild culture, self-taught dragon scholar Alise Kincannon and teenage tree-dwelling mutant Thymara volunteer to accompany them on the quest, with the help of magnetic liveship captain Leftrin and a host of colorful characters.
The Dragon Keeper
Dragon Haven  The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2
As the fledgling dragons and their keepers forge a passage through the uncharted waters of the Rain Wild River, they are supported by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and Alise Finbok. A vial of dragon blood can earn a man enough gold to last a lifetime: there may be some in the party who see the dragons as more valuable as body parts than whole and alive. But it is the Rain Wilds themselves that may provide the deadliest danger as they make their way towards the mythical haven of Kelsingra.
Dragon Haven
City of Dragons  The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 3
As the misfit band approaches its final destination, dragons and keepers alike face a challenge so insurmountable that it threatens to render their long, difficult odyssey utterly meaningless.
City of Dragons
Blood of Dragons  The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 4
The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia. is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced. If Tintaglia perishes. her ancestral memories will die with her and the dragons in the city of Kelsingra will lose the secret knowledge they need to survive. Their keepers are in a quest of recovering the Elderling magic that once allowed humans and dragons to co-exist. In doing so they risk losing their own identities, even their lives…
Blood of Dragons
Fool’s Assassin  Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably with his beloved wife Molly these many years. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line and assassin. Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger? Suddenly Fitz’s violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.
Fool's Assassin
Fool’s Quest  Fitz and the Fool, Book 2
Long ago, Fitz and the Fool changed the world. Now the Fool is near death, maimed by mysterious pale-skinned figures whose plans for world domination hinge upon the powers the Fool may share with Fitz’s own daughter. Distracted, Fitz lets down his guard and his beloved daughter stolen away by those who would use her as they had once sought to use the Fool—as a weapon. Now enemies and friends alike are about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose.
Fool's Quest
Assassin’s Fate  Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
Fitz’s young daughter, Bee, has been kidnapped by the Servants, a secret society whose members not only dream of possible futures but use their prophecies to add to their wealth and influence. As Bee is dragged by her sadistic captors across half the world, Fitz and the Fool, believing her dead, embark on a mission of revenge that will take them to the distant island where the Servants reside. And their goal is simple: to make sure not a single Servant survives their scourge.
Assassin's Fate
Malice  The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 1
A black sun is rising … Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors under King Brenin’s rule, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and gia A black sun is rising … Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors under King Brenin’s rule, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed shields in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars. High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Some are skeptical, fighting their own border skirmishes against pirates and giants. But prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.
Malice
Valor  The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 2
The Banished Lands is torn by war as High King Nathair sweeps the land challenging all who oppose him in his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against them. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize… Left for dead, her kin fled and her country overrun with enemies, Cywen has no ch The Banished Lands is torn by war as High King Nathair sweeps the land challenging all who oppose him in his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against them. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize… Left for dead, her kin fled and her country overrun with enemies, Cywen has no choice but to try to survive. But any chance of escape is futile once Nathair and his disquieting advisor Calidus realise who she is. They have no intention of letting such a prize from their grasp. For she may be their greatest chance at killing the biggest threat to their power. Meanwhile, the young warrior Corban flees from his conquered homeland with his exiled companions heading for the only place that may offer them sanctuary – Domhain. But to get there they must travel through Cambren avoiding warbands, giants and the vicious wolven of the mountains. And all the while Corban must battle to become the man that everyone believes him to be – the Bright Star and saviour of the Banished Lands. And in the Otherworld dark forces scheme to bring a host of the Fallen into the world of flesh to end the war with the Faithful, once and for all.
Valor
Ruin  The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 3
The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they ne The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures. Nathair has been deceived but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands. Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing – Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair’s own realm. Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil and he has set his will to fight it. The question is, how? With a disparate band gathered about him – his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest. For in Drassil lies the spear of Skald, one of the seven treasures, and here it is prophesied that the Bright Star will stand against the Black Sun.
Ruin
Wrath  The Faithful and the Fallen, Book 4
Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasures are in his possession. And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remaining Treasures. With all seven under his command, he can open a portal to the Oth Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasures are in his possession. And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remaining Treasures. With all seven under his command, he can open a portal to the Otherworld. Then Asroth and his demon-horde will finally break into the Banished Lands and become flesh. Meanwhile Corban has been taken prisoner by the Jotun, warrior giants who ride their enormous bears into battle. His warband scattered, Corban must make new allies if he hopes to survive. But can he bond with competing factions of warlike giants? Somehow he must, if he’s to counter the threat Nathair represents. His life hangs in the balance – and with it, the fate of the Banished Lands.
Wrath
The Name of the Wind  The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
The Name of the Wind
The Wise Man’s Fear  The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view — a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King’s Road. All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived … until Kvothe. In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
The Wise Man's Fear
The Slow Regard of Silent Things  The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows… In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world. AUTHOR’S FOREWORD You might not want to buy this book. I know, that’s not the sort of thing an author is supposed to say. The marketing people aren’t going to like this. My editor is going to have a fit. But I’d rather be honest with you right out of the gate. First, if you haven’t read my other books, you don’t want to start here. My first two books are The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. If you’re curious to try my writing, start there. They’re the best introduction to my world. This book deals with Auri, one of the characters from that series. Without the context of those books, you’re probably going to feel pretty lost. Second, even if you have read my other books, I think it’s only fair to warn you that this is a bit of a strange story. I don’t go in for spoilers, but suffice to say that this one is … different. It doesn’t do a lot of the things a classic story is supposed to do. And if you’re looking for a continuation of Kvothe’s storyline, you’re not going to find it here. On the other hand, if you’d like to learn more about Auri, this story has a lot to offer. If you love words and mysteries and secrets. If you’re curious about the Underthing and alchemy. If you want to know more about the hidden turnings of my world… Well, then this book might be for you.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
The Doors of Stone  The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 3
The eagerly awaited third book of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
The Doors of Stone
The Golden Compass  His Dark Materials, Book 1
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want–but what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife  His Dark Materials, Book 2
She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy? The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer. When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once. Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy? The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer. When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once. Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another’s, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat – and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass  His Dark Materials, Book 3
Will is the bearer of the knife. Now, accompanied by angels, his task is to deliver that powerful, dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel – by the command of his dying father. But how can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone? Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and intrigues that beset him. The two great powers of the many worlds are lining up for war, and Will is the bearer of the knife. Now, accompanied by angels, his task is to deliver that powerful, dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel – by the command of his dying father. But how can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone? Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and intrigues that beset him. The two great powers of the many worlds are lining up for war, and Will must find Lyra, for together they are on their way to battle, an inevitable journey that will even take them to the world of the dead…
The Amber Spyglass
The Hobbit  or There and Back Again
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring  The Lord of the Rings, Volume 1
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers  The Lord of the Rings, Volume 2
Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
The Two Towers
The Return of the King  The Lord of the Rings, Volume 3
As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.
The Return of the King
Pennyroyal Academy  Pennyroyal Academy, Book 1
A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, only to find herself at the center of a world at war. She enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons. There, given the name “Evie,” she must endure a harsh training regimen under the steel glare of her Fairy Drillsergeant, while also navigating an entirely new world of friends and enemies. As Evie learns what it truly means to be a princess, she realizes surprising things about herself and her family, about human compassion and inhuman cruelty. And with the witch forces moving nearer, she discovers that the war between princesses and witches is much more personal than she could ever have imagined.
Pennyroyal Academy
The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy  Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2
When Princess Cadet Evie returns to Pennyroyal Academy, she’s suddenly become famous. Word has traveled far and wide of her defeating the witches and has inspired a wave of new recruits to the Academy. Though flattering, the unexpected attention is overwhelming for Evie, and amidst the piles and piles of fan mail, she finds a letter with an ominous threat. A secret society has come out of the shadows with a wicked plan, putting the Academy in great peril. This new enemy has powers impervious to the princess’s magic—posing a new risk to Evie and her friends. The danger looms even larger when Evie discovers someone close to the Academy may not be who they seem. It’s up to Evie and her friends to uncover the devious plot and save their once venerable Academy before it’s too late.
The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy
The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy  Pennyroyal Academy, Book 3
Evie and Maggie are still enjoying the glow of their victory as they travel into the forest on their coach. But the happiest day of Evie’s life is suddenly turned upside-down when they’re ambushed by witches. They dash back to the Academy, only to learn that the witches have been attacking every coach that tries to leave. With their supplies nearly depleted, the Academy surrounded by witches, and new dangers looming outside the castle walls, Evie must devise a plan to save her friends and clear a path for the princesses and knights to escape.
The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy

Comics

Half-Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 1: Following Portents
In a ravaged America, a small enclave of refugees is attacked by a mysterious team of commandos. But they aren’t Combine — they’re human. The only survivor, Albert Kempinski, learns the attack was carried out with the aim of kidnapping the enclave’s two children, one of which is Kempinski’s daughter, Ellen. Determined to rescue her, an unprepared Kempinski sets off into the harsh winter wastes, towards the hidden city from which the attackers sprung. Along the way he is joined by an intrepid scientist, Leyla Poirier, and an ancient alien warrior called Dreyfus. They too are intent on finding the city, believing it to possess a powerful cosmic secret they hope will liberate Earth from the Combine’s grasp. Together, the three embark on a perilous journey to a strange and uncertain destiny…
Half-Life: A Place in the West
Half-Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 2: A Very Modern Major-General
Albert Kempinski and Leyla Poirier form a tenuous alliance to infiltrate the mysterious city to which they are both drawn. Once inside, they discover a forgotten world in which the human spirit has been rekindled. This society of survivors has formed around a military leader called Major General Long, who puts Kempinski and Leyla before a council of the city’s elite to determine whether or not they can remain. If their lie is exposed they risk death, but the pair struggle to see eye-to-eye on the city. And on the city’s outskirts, Dreyfus encounters two survivors of the Black Mesa Incident who reveal there is more to the city than it appears…
Half-Life: A Place in the West
Half-Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 3: The Pit
After a confrontation about the nature of New Franklin, Leyla Poirier and Albert Kempinski go their separate ways inside the city. Leyla is drawn to a gladiatorial arena called “Kal’s Pit”, where she finds Hadley Upton-Brown and witnesses firsthand the brutal assertion of the city’s combative spirit. Kempinski, adrift, starts up a connection with a kindly stranger called Julia Benjamin, who offers a different perspective on life in the city. And back at City Hall, Major-General Long, suspicious of Leyla, makes a discovery that will change New Franklin forever.
Half-Life: A Place in the West
Half-Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 4: A Spy in the House of Long
As the fallout from the Pit spreads throughout the city, New Franklin’s competing political factions are brought into open conflict. Fearing events at the Pit will diminish his already tenuous power, Governor Moore moves to quell Sejal Rajani’s Opposition – a group of dissenters with a radical plan for the city’s future – forcing Major-General Long to resort to extreme measures to bring them both to heel. And as Albert Kempinski grows closer to Julia Benjamin, he begins to see that she’s hiding a secret about the city – a secret that may well lead the way to his kidnapped daughter, Ellen.
Half-Life: A Place in the West
Half-Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 5: The Eyes of the People
It’s the night of New Franklin’s annual masquerade banquet, and the city’s political rivals vie for dominance amongst a blind and apathetic populace seeking shelter from a wicked blizzard. Governor Moore, aiming to install himself as the city’s leader, plots to assassinate Major-General Long at the evening’s end, whilst Long himself prepares to move against Sejal Rajani’s Opposition in an effort to apprehend the vortigaunt Dreyfus. And on the fringes of the city, away from the lights of the masquerade, Albert Kempinski takes matters into his own hands to find his kidnapped daughter – with disastrous results…
Half-Life: A Place in the West
Half-Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 6: The Prisoner
With the execution of the Governor at the hands of Major-General Long, New Franklin is poised on the brink of civil war. Colonel White, Long’s second-in-command, launches a devastating assault on the Opposition base in an attempt to capture the vortigaunt Dreyfus. In response, the leader of the Opposition, Sejal Rajani, lays the groundwork for a counterattack against City Hall. However, she faces unexpected resistance from the head of the power plant, Leonard Banks, who is harbouring a dangerous agenda of his own. And in a secret prison beneath City Hall, Leyla Poirier meets Long’s captive son, Kurt, and learns the dark truth about her journey to America.
Half-Life: A Place in the West
Half Life: A Place in the West  Chapter 7: The Dark Between the Stars
Leonard Banks, the power plant foreman, issues an ultimatum to Cormac Long and Sejal Rajani: relinquish control of the city or he will start deactivating its defences. When neither Long nor Rajani submit to his demands, Banks makes good on his threat, unleashing hordes of antlions on the city’s borders. As Long scrambles to defend the breach, Rajani seizes one last chance to capture Long and assume control of the city, and rallies the Opposition for an all-out assault on City Hall.
Half Life: A Place in the West
V for Vendetta
Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it. Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence, V for Vendetta brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance.
V for Vendetta

FanFiction

Dan Vs. The Magic of Friendship  Season 1
Based on the blogs, youtube videos and all else relating to these wonderful characters. The continuing adventures of Dan, Chrys, Twilight and all their friends in Equestria updated weekly on Saturdays.
Dan Vs. The Magic of Friendship
Fallout: Equestria
Fallout. With ponies! Set in an alternate future, one pony must learn to survive in a blasted, poisoned land… and possibly, with the aid of friends made along the way, bring new light into the darkness of post-apocalyptic Equestria.
Fallout: Equestria
Fallout: Equestria – Project Horizons
Blackjack, an incompetent security mare from the dystopian Stable 99, suddenly has her monotonous life turned upside down when the stable is invaded by vicious raiders. Blackjack flees the stable with EC-1101, with the wasteland in hot pursuit.
Fallout: Equestria - Project Horizons
Fallout: Equestria – Heroes
A Fallout Equestria Sidefiction. A lonely guard, inspired by Littlepip, goes to save her brother.
Fallout: Equestria - Heroes
Starlight Over Detrot: A Noir Tale
In the decaying metropolis of Detrot, 60 years and one war after Luna’s return, Detective Hard Boiled and friends must solve the mystery behind a unicorn’s death in a film noir-inspired tale of ponies, hard cider, conspiracy, and murder.
Starlight Over Detrot: A Noir Tale
Silver Glow’s Journal
Silver Glow takes an opportunity to spend a year at an Earth college, where she’ll learn about Earth culture and make new friends.
Silver Glow's Journal
Empty Horizons  New Horizons, Book 1
Twilight wakes up, alone in the dark. And she’s drowning.
Empty Horizons
Sunken Horizons  New Horizons, Book 2
Twilight glared at her reflection standing among the ruins. “You know you’re a monster.” It only smiled, revealing bloody fangs.
Sunken Horizons
The Lost Element
A long forgotten element has been brought back, but for better or for worse?
The Lost Element
How many friends have you made today?!  How many-verse, Book 1
Anon likes to keep to himself, but Celestia thinks he should make friends.
How many friends have you made today?!
How many have you forgiven today?  How many-verse, Book 2
Anon is trying to move on with his life after what happened in Ponyville but it’s hard to ignore what’s right in front of him.
How many have you forgiven today?
How many lovers have you made today?  How many-verse, Book 3
With things improving, Celestia is now interested in trying to court Anon but things are never that simple when it comes to Anon.
How many lovers have you made today?
Man Cannot Live On Coffee Alone  Sequel to “Man Cannot Live On Tea Alone”
Jake and Rarity escape from the boring high tea, go out for coffee at Doughnut Joe’s, and find brief solace from nosy nobles and boring conversations. Can Jake match wits with Miss Rarity?—No, probably not. – Sequel to “Man Cannot Live On Tea Alone
Man Cannot Live On Coffee Alone
Not Another Anon Story
Yeah I guess maybe it sorta is. But hey people seem to like the Philosophy at least.
Not Another Anon Story
Preunification Anon
[RGRE] An inexperienced unicorn and her human bodyguard travel to the dangerous heart of Preunification Equestria. This “alicorn” filly better be worth it.
Preunification Anon
SPECTRUM
When a magical portal spits out a strange new creature, Twilight Sparkle and her friends learn of a world being attacked by… themselves?! Now, Equestria must go to war to save humanity and its allies before it’s too late.
SPECTRUM
Nagatoro Time
A series of short stories that capture the day to day adventures of Nagatoro and Senpai.
Nagatoro Time
Colorful Canvas
The actions of his kouhai leave Naoto to endure the unintended consequences. Now faced with a threat to their relationship, Nagatoro will do whatever it takes to make amends.
Colorful Canvas
Balto: Cursed Soldier
Kyle Shames is a WWI veteran who obtained the werewolf curse during his days at war. Hoping to live out his life in solitude, he moves to Nome as he suffers from his pain. However, can a certain half-breed heal this man’s war torn mind and maybe something else as well?
Balto: Cursed Soldier
Balto 2: Cursed Soldiers  Sequel to Balto: Cursed Soldier
It has been years since Eran and Aleu were married and they had three children who have all inherited the werewolf curse. Their peaceful lives though are ruined with the onset of the second world war. With the siblings separate and fighting on different fronts, will they live to see each other again and what will it cost to survive?
Balto 2: Cursed Soldiers
Balto: Tales of the Great War  Prequel to Balto: Cursed Soldier
Set in Balto Cursed Soldier, before Kyle Shames came to Nome, Kodi and his sled team were out in Alaska on their sledding trip, they came to a town named Eagle close to the American claimed Alaskan and Canadian borders to stop by and have a break from running while their Musher spends time with his family they meet an old dog and friends that fought in a war 10 years ago.
Balto: Tales of the Great War