The Dragonkin Trilogy Box Set Wytchfire: In the dragon-haunted land of Ruun, Rowen Locke has been many things: orphan, gravedigger, mercenary. All he ever wanted was to become a Knight of Crane and wield a kingsteel sword against horrors he's known since childhood. But that dream crumbled—replaced by a new nightmare. War is overrunning the realms, and in a world where no one is blameless, the time has come for one disgraced man to decide which side he’s on. Knightswrath: Rowen Locke has achieved his dream of becoming a Knight of the Crane, and he now bears Knightswrath, the legendary sword of Fâyu Jinn. But the land remains torn, and though Rowen suffers doubts, he would see it healed. His knightly order is not what it seems, though, and allies remain thin. When Rowen and his friends seek an alliance with the forest-dwelling Sylvs, a tangle of events results in a midnight duel that teaches Rowen a dangerous lesson and leaves him with a new companion of uncertain loyalties. The sadistic Dhargots still threaten the kingdoms, but another menace lurks in the shadows, playing a game none can see. As Rowen struggles to prove his worth—to his allies and to himself—chaos raises its hand to strike. A price must be paid, and not even the wielder of Knightswrath will remain untouched. Kingsteel: Rowen Locke has won the battle. But from the shadows comes an ancient enemy--a calculating and merciless foe who has been waiting centuries for the chance to strike. Despite all he has already suffered and sacrificed, Rowen finds himself mired in a war bigger and more terrible than anything he could have imagined. The world’s only hope lies in Knightswrath, whose hard-won powers he has only begun to understand, let alone control. Calling upon unlikely new allies, Rowen must raise an army to defeat the vengeful Dragonkin before everything he loves becomes a smoldering ruin.
Rowen Locke has won the battle. But from the shadows comes an ancient enemy--a calculating and merciless foe who has been waiting centuries for the chance to strike. Despite all he has already suffered and sacrificed, Rowen finds himself mired in a war bigger and more terrible than anything he could have imagined. The world’s only hope lies in Knightswrath, whose hard-won powers he has only begun to understand, let alone control. Calling upon unlikely new allies, Rowen must raise an army to defeat the vengeful Dragonkin before everything he loves becomes a smoldering ruin.
ORIGINAL ANTHOLOGY featuring rollicking, tongue-in-cheek tales of women warrior fighting against the stodgy and in the name of freedom of expression, Chicks in Chainmail style! Continuing a great tradition, Chicks and Balances is not what you might think (or it is what you think, depending on which way your mind runs). What we have here is a bunch of perfectly healthy women who happen to be of the brass-bra-wearing and chain-link bikinis sort. Each is fighting in her own way for the freedom to express herself--often by thrusting sword through a censor's black heart! Be glad, the chicks in chainmail are back, and they will not be oppressed, repressed, or depressed! All new adventures of fearless women warriors by Eric Flint, creator of the Ring of Fire alternate history series; Nebula-winning author Harry Turtledove; Jody Lynn Nye, co-author of the national best seller The Ship Who Won; Campbell Award-winner Wen Spencer, and many more, including the inimitable Esther Friesner herself, as fantasy adventure takes a turn for the lighter side. Contributors: Esther Friesner Jody Lynn Nye Jim C. Hines Elizabeth A. Vaughan Harry Turtledove Kerrie L. Hughes Steven Harper Piziks Wen Spencer Julie S. Mandala Esther Friesner Jean Rabe Alex Shvartsman Sarah A. Hoyt Robin Wayne Bailey Laura Resnick Lee Martindale P.C. Hodgell Dean Wesley Smith Laura Frankos Louisa Swann Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Kristine Kathryn Rusch The Series: Chicks in Chainmail Turn the Other Chick The Chick's in the Mail Chicks 'n Chained Males Chicks Ahoy Did You Say Chicks?! Chicks and Balances At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
All life comes from the sun. Sometimes, death comes with it. Filled with hope and compelled by fear, four would-be heroes are driven from their home planet in a desperate bid to save their civilization from extinction. But survival takes on a whole new meaning when a malfunction sends their ship plummeting toward Earth. Surviving the crash is only the first obstacle on their path to salvation. The marooned aliens soon discover that Earth's beautiful exterior masks an ugly foundation, a place inhabited by a warrior race that's on a path toward self-destruction. Brimming with action and intrigue, People of the Sun is sure to entice fans of dark fantasy and sci-fi thrillers such as Watchmen and I Am Number Four. -Jason Parent has penned a thought-provoking, gripping scifi thriller. This isn't your grandma's alien invasion. My own world stopped the moment I stepped into People of the Sun. Lovers of science fiction, horror and even super heroes will revel in this rollercoaster of a tale. A true must-read - Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always Watching and The Jersey Devil -With his own indelible blend of tension and dark humor, Jason Parent's latest page-turner reminds me of what you'd get if you crossed Isaac Asimov with Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to being fast-paced and wildly entertaining, Parent's novel also offers the occasional flash of insight into the human (and not-so-human) condition, and displays Parent's talent for turning a given genre on its head.- -Michael Meyerhofer, author of The Dragonkin Trilogy
From Hugo-nominated editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Nebula nominated author Robin Wayne Bailey, here are nineteen top-notch science fiction stories guaranteed to make you think –and- laugh, featuring such major writers as Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Allen M. Steele, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Seanan McGuire, Jody Lynn Nye, James Gunn, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and many more. When Little Green Men Attack, It’s All-out Laugh Warfare From the far reaches of outer space they come—inscrutable aliens, malicious invaders, wacky tourists from another planet—to conquer, study, and tickle us. From the battlefields of the Ozarks to the marble halls of the Boston Library, from Central Park to the skies above Washington, on the moon and in the seediest bars of Kansas City— they’re here. But do they really know who they’re up against? Not hardly! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). COMPLETE AUTHOR LIST: Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn, Dantzel Cherry, Ken Scholes, Jody Lynn Nye, Seanan McGuire, Martin L. Shoemaker, Steven H. Silver, Selina Rosen, Beth L. Cato, Peter J. Wacks & Josh Vogt, Allen M. Steele, Elizabeth Moon, Esther M. Friesner, K.C. Ball, James Gunn, Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Alex Shvartsman, Robert Silverberg, Robin Wayne Bailey About Mission: Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: “This themed anthology . . . will appeal to a wide range of readers, who will appreciate the diversity of stories . . . a solid introduction to a classic genre.”—Kirkus “Editor Schmidt adds grandmasters to a mix of newer established names and balances the tragic with the humorous.”—Publishers Weekly About Shattered Shields, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt: “In this well-built anthology, seventeen original stories cut to the heart of military fantasy, diving directly into the most exciting moments of dramatic bravery, grand battles, and life-changing heroism. . . . Readers who prefer to cut straight to the action, but want more depth than pure hack-and-slash, will find these offerings appealing.”—Publishers Weekly “An inventive and thought-provoking set of tales that capture the bravery and terrors of battle. Carries the banner of military fantasy proudly.”—John Marco, author of The Bronze Knight Series About The Raygun Chronicles, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: “Fans of sf should enjoy this stylistically varied homage to a genre as old as the fiction . . . ”—Library Journal About Beyond the Sun, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt: “Beyond the Sun mixes courage, redemption, and stark terror in tales of distant worlds. Buckle in.”—Jack McDevitt, author of Firebird
Rowen Locke has achieved his dream of becoming a Knight of the Crane, and he now bears Knightswrath, the legendary sword of Fâyu Jinn. But the land remains torn, and though Rowen suffers doubts, he would see it healed. His knightly order is not what it seems, though, and allies remain thin. When Rowen and his friends seek an alliance with the forest-dwelling Sylvs, a tangle of events results in a midnight duel that teaches Rowen a dangerous lesson and leaves him with a new companion of uncertain loyalties. The sadistic Dhargots still threaten the kingdoms, but another menace lurks in the shadows, playing a game none can see. As Rowen struggles to prove his worth—to his allies and to himself—chaos raises its hand to strike. A price must be paid, and not even the wielder of Knightswrath will remain untouched.
In a land haunted by the legacy of dead dragons, Rowen Locke has been many things: orphan, gravedigger, mercenary. All he ever wanted was to become a Knight of Crane and wield a kingsteel sword against the kind of grown horrors his childhood knows all too well. But that dream crumbled--replaced by a new nightmare. War is overrunning the realms, an unprecedented duel of desire and revenge, steel and sorcery. And for one disgraced man who would be a knight, in a world where no one is blameless, the time has come to decide which side he's on.
THE FIRST VOLUME OF A MAJOR FANTASY TRILOGY. "Dragonkin follows admirably in the tradition of Watership Down, Redwall and other fantasies in which creatures heroically face obstacles with the best qualities of their breed. The world of Dragonkin ratifies Robin Bailey's Nebula Award nomination by presenting a fantasy of the highest order. Miss it at your peril!" --John Vornholt, Bestselling author of The Troll King The time of the dragons has passed, and a New Age is coming--one dominated by a race called "Man." Wyvernwood, a deep and mysterious forest in the land of Engmar, is the last known refuge for the descendants of the great and majestic dragons that once ruled the skies. And with them have come most of the remaining mythological and magical creatures of the world. But there is no stopping the gradual encroachment of Men. It is clear to all the creatures of Wyvernwood, especially to the dragons, that if they are to survive, a new home and refuge must be found. Somewhere lost in the dangerous outer world, prophecy says, are three ancient artifacts called the Diamond Dragon, the Glass Dragon, and the Heart of All Dragons. When the three are united once again, they will point the way to a new home. Yet who will dare to seek such a place? Harrow, Chan, and Luna are three young dragon triplets--two brothers and a sister, born of the same nest. Prophecy says that one of the three will rise to lead the dragons to a new home--but which one?
James Blackthorne has composed a complex puzzle with a strange adventure as the centerpiece this book is the result of three stories based on the idea that people, however, eccentric are passionately committed to one another in a struggle to keep the lifestyle they love. Memories, magic and even murder lies in wait as they endure their travels throughout the cosmic realms. When the chapter begins, we discover that the finest mind in the known world has died. This mysterious character is a Grand Wizard called Leon Davith. His only heir and successor is also his greatest creation, a self – aware Golem by the name of Bardson Wolf. He'll be faced with adversaries and dilemmas that threatened to test the very steel that comprises his magic soaked form. Join him on his journey of self – discovery, even as the forces of chaos seek to unmake the very world he only wishes to see preserved. After reaching midway in the fast-moving chapters, Bard has long been in retirement ever since his journey of self discovery came to an end, now content to carry on research on the matter of summoning in the Nine Moons that fuel that Summoning, he unlocks powerful foe that he has to hastily seal away, for fear of the destruction that it might cause. Perhaps the highlight of these adventures are the final chapters that feature the title, Thunder at Dawn, Threshold of the Unknown." Within this thrilling sequence, Bard, Quill, Erin and Leda seek to undo the nightmare that their own negligence ultimately visited upon the world, and through it all, a mysterious Plague strikes unwary citizens, corrupting them with darkness and madness telling them after they've spent the better part of the year has monsters spreading the mysterious illness and dealing death to any fall victim to their talons. But in their way are the Fve Commanders of the Black Legion, including an engamatic Black Warrior wearing a Golden eye patch, called the" White Wolf" this foe is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. Observe how he dogs the steps of the heroes every chance that presents itself. Will the world died a slow, choking back under the federal rule of the demon Lord known for causing the slow extinction of the entire world's in his cruelty, or will the red warrior find the ultimate weapon in time and bring about an end to the dark Prince? And just who is the mysterious red warrior who rides and Emerald Bird? And why does he seek the Greatest Sword in the known universe, Thunder at Dawn?