Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, bestselling authors individually and together, return to the world of their New York Times and USA Today bestselling Obsidian and Enduring Flame Trilogies with Crown of Vengeance. Here, readers will learn the truth about the Elven Queen Vielissiar Faricarnon, who was the first to face the Endarkened in battle and the first to bond with a dragon. She worked some of the greatest magics her world has ever known, and paid the greatest Price. Crown of Vengeance is an exciting fantasy adventure that will appeal to fans of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series. No previous knowledge of Lackey and Mallory's collaborations is necessary to enjoy this fast-paced, action-packed novel, but returning readers will be excited to discover this amazing story. Previous Trilogies set in the world of Crown of Vengeance: The Enduring Flame Series: The Phoenix Unchained The Phoenix Transformed The Phoenix Endangered The Obsidian Trilogy: The Outstretched Shadow To Light a Candle When Darkness Falls At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
FROM THE AUTHORS OF NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS WHEN DARKNESS FALLS AND THE PHOENIX TRANSFORMED, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER TO LIGHT A CANDLE They thought the war was over. They were wrong. Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side—the losing side—in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield. Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle—a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it. Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory’s first collaboration, the Obsidian Mountain trilogy, introduced readers to a brilliant, continent-spanning fantasy world of high adventure and epic battle. Civilization shimmered with magic while in the nooks and crannies of the world, dragons and unicorns hid from people who believed them to be nothing more than legends. The Dragon Prophecy, set thousands of years before that story, illuminates a time when long-lived Elves rule the Fortunate Lands. It is a time of dire prophecy, of battle and bloodshed, of great magics unlike any the Elvenkind have seen before. It is the story of the end of one world and the beginning of the next. The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy #1 The Outstretched Shadow #2 To Light a Candle #3 When Darkness Falls The Enduring Flame Trilogy #1 The Phoenix Unchained #2 The Phoenix Endangered #3 The Phoenix Transformed The Dragon Prophecy Trilogy #1 Crown of Vengeance #2 Blade of Empire At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Reclusive financier Daniel Preston dedicated his life to the total destruction of anybody who might have been connected to the terrorists who planted the bomb that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. His parents were flying in the doomed aircraft to join him for Christmas in New York. Jonathon Steele, Daniel's childhood friend whose life he saved three times, now Chairman of Steele Horizons, re-enters Daniel's life as fate draws them together. Nathan King, heir to the international conglomerate Crown Inc. He was the only survivor of a massacre on his father's Pacific Island. With his mother and father murdered, he sets out on a trail of revenge, killing the murderers one-by-one until only their paymaster is left. Who wants Nathan dead so badly, and why? As Nathan uncovers secrets that have been hidden from him all his life, the body count rises. His path of revenge converges with Daniel's until, together, they finally face the man with the biggest desire for revenge of all.
Jack the Ripper, the first famously known serial killer, escapes after his murderous rampage in London and shows up 20 years later in Los Angeles. Three prostitutes are murdered in the span of a few nights. At the same time legendary lawman, Wyatt Earp, settling in the city,receives a letter beyond the grave from his old friend, Doc Holliday. Wyatt and his wife, Josie, are led to the outskirts of the city, where they find more than they bargained for.Soon Wyatt must race against time to stop the Ripper from claiming another victim-Josie. Wyatt enlists the aide of good friend, Bat Masterson,another western legend.
When Frank Barrett meets Ramsay Davis at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, he begins the next chapter of his life and marries her, quickly finding himself deeply in love and committed to his wife. But Frank must leave Ramsay behind when he reports for duty as a pilot in the US Air Force in December of 1970. When Frank—nicknamed “Bee Sting” Barrett in the service—returns home to Florida as an ace captain, tragedy strikes. He is a witness as his beloved, pregnant wife is killed by a drug runner named Little Eddy. Revenge ravages Frank and compels him to pursue the man to Panama. Driven by grief and rage, he commits an unspeakable act, leaving Little Eddy for dead. Frank then returns to Florida to train for a second tour in Vietnam—only to see Eddy show up as well. Eddy is a loose cannon and the Mafia wants him dead, but he may get to Frank before they find him. A story of love, loss, and revenge that travels from Florida to Panama and Southeast Asia, Hollow Vengeance follows Frank as he tries to find peace and get retribution for his wife’s death—a quest that involves the trenches of the Mafia’s drug ring in Tampa.
HELL IS TOO GOOD A PLACE FOR A SADIST. . . . Twenty years after ex-CIA special ops agent Ian Wallace watched a KGB colonel brutally murder the love of his life and their unborn child, he’s still wishing the monster Vladimir Ivanchenko had killed him off, too. Endlessly haunted by nightmarish memories of torture, Wallace, the fanatically conservative private investigator, can’t seem to escape the bowels of Moscow’s Lubyanka prison, even while reaping the comforts of life in suburban Boston. But when the devil himself comes to Beantown on another twisted mission, who better to hunt down Ivanchenko—the Russian mafia don now deemed the most dangerous man in the world—than the fueled-by-guilt and hungry-for-revenge Wallace? All he must do to earn the forty grand the CIA offers him for the task is dedicate the next two weeks of his life to guarding Ivanchenko’s target—an obnoxious, greedy, and big government–loving MIT professor, whose research on Ballistic Missile Defense is a matter of national security. That, and partner up with the irresistibly sexy and tough-as-nails Kathy Donahue. Straight from the bleak deserts of war-torn Afghanistan, she just might be the secret to opening up Wallace’s sealed and scarred heart. Tension between the highly experienced agents builds, but Wallace’s bloodthirsty desire for Ivanchenko’s demise reveals his own evil nature, scaring Donahue away. And, as friends and enemies sacrifice their lives to harbor and reveal secrets, Wallace doesn’t know to what maniacal extreme he will go to bury his own.
This volume aims to balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration of other aspects of vengeance and culture in the Middle Ages. A diverse assortment of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in Europe and North America contest or enlarge traditional approaches to and interpretations of vengeance in the Middle Ages. Each essay attempts to clarify the multifaceted experience of vengeance within a specific medieval context—a particular region, a particular text, a particular social movement. By asking what relationship a distinct factor like authorship or religion has with the concept of vengeance, each author points towards the breadth of meanings of medieval vengeance, and to the heart of the deeper and broader questions that spur scholarly interest in the subject. Geographically, the essays in the volume highlight Western Europe (particularly the Anglo-Norman world), Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Thematically, the essays are concerned with heroic cultures of vengeance, vengeance as a legal and political tool, Christian justification and expression of vengeance, literature and the distinction between discourse and reality, and the emotions of vengeance. Methodologically, these interdisciplinary studies incorporate tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories. This volume is aimed at professional scholars and graduate students within the broad field of medieval studies, including the subfields of history, literature, and religious studies, and is intended to inspire further research on medieval vengeance. However, this collection will also prove interesting to non-medievalists interested in the history of emotion, the justification of human conflict, and the concept of feud and its applicability to specific historical periods.
Just after he returns from his "holiday" in L.A., Al gets a late night phone call. His youngest daughter has been arrested for the murder of her supervisor at the Child Support Agency. Al hires a rapidly rising criminal lawyer from Toronto on the condition that she accepts Norm - the ex-cop who helped him in L.A. - as the investigator for the defence team. It quickly becomes evident that there are some dark perverted forces at work in Riverview. When the supervisor's wife is also killed the investigation takes on a whole new direction. The future of Al's daughter pivots on the ability of Norm to find a runaway girl he believes may be the answer to the case.