Valley of Embers

Valley of Embers
  • Author : Steven Kelliher
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2020-02-03
  • ISBN : 9798606005383

Valley of Embers Book Review:

It is said that in times of war, the world chooses its own champions. These are the Landkist. Elemental warriors blessed by sky, river, stone and, in the case of a select few, fire itself. For generations, the flame-wielding Embers have been the last line of defense against the nightmare creatures of the World Apart. Now, their light is fading. When Kole, Ember of Last Lake is wounded by a demon unlike any they have seen before, the wise believe it is a sign of an ancient enemy returned - a powerful Sage known as the Eastern Dark. While the Valley is plunged into a war beyond reckoning, the land's greatest champions rise up to meet the coming threat. But even the combined might of the last Embers and their elemental kin may not be enough to stem the tide of darkness. Kole has never believed in destiny, but with his people hanging on the precipice and his home on the brink of ruin, he must discover the limits of the one power he fears above all else. His own. Tolkien meets Miyazaki in a new breed of epic fantasy, where elemental warriors clash with immortal wizards and ancient gods. Start reading the 3,000-page epic today!

The Forever Night

The Forever Night
  • Author : Steven Kelliher
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 726
  • Relase : 2020-02-24
  • ISBN : 9798606205912

The Forever Night Book Review:

The last Sage is dying. After a titanic battle fought among the frozen waves of the north, the War of Sages has come to an end. But as the heroes of the Valley have discovered, the centuries-long conflict between immortals was little more than a prelude. In the wake of Queen Elanil's folly, the World Apart has come in force, bringing with it the fury of a dark and vengeful god. The horizon is a ruin. Oceans burn. Last Lake shimmers and shivers under an assault the likes of which the Emberfolk have never seen before. While the peoples of the world attempt to weather the war that was foretold, Kole, Linn and the heroes of the Valley limp toward the broken lands of the south in the company of the man the Emberfolk have long held up as their greatest enemy. The last Sage is dying.And with him, the last hope for the world.

The Midnight Dunes

The Midnight Dunes
  • Author : Steven Kelliher
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 558
  • Relase : 2020-02-03
  • ISBN : 9798606196142

The Midnight Dunes Book Review:

Sometimes the past is best left buried. For Talmir Caru, the world has left him little choice. With his people balanced on the knife-edge of a war beyond reckoning, the Captain of Hearth must brave the deserts of his ancestors to find the power left buried there - a power that could provide the Emberfolk their only hope should their wayward champions fail. They say the Faey can hurt as easily as heal. Iyana Ve'Ran, living legacy of the Faey Mother is beginning to tap newly-discovered powers of her own. While her lost sister seeks to put an end to the War of Sages, Iyana just wants to put the world she loves back together again. But some things must be broken before they can mend. They say only death waits beneath the sands. Despite deep misgivings about returning to the Embers' ancestral home, Karin Reyna, First Runner of Last Lake has sworn to keep his companions alive throughout their journey. In so doing, he will rediscover what made his a name for stories before their time.

The Emerald Blade

The Emerald Blade
  • Author : Steven Kelliher
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2020-02-03
  • ISBN : 9798606190140

The Emerald Blade Book Review:

One down. Five to go. For Kole, Linn and the newly-minted heroes of the Valley, their recent victory is short-lived in light of new revelations. The King of Ember is alive. But the man who once led his people against the forces of darkness is changed. His path now takes him to the north and a land called Center, where he intends to bring his power to bear against another would-be God. While Kole and Linn gather a small company to follow the King, another group heads for the northern deserts, intent on discovering what power the Emberfolk left buried in the sands. The Dark Months have faded, but the light cannot last. The time for hiding is over. It's time for the World to meet the Landkist.

Lost Lore

Lost Lore
  • Author : J.P. Ashman,Dyrk Ashton,David Benem,Ben Galley,T L Greylock,Jeffrey Hall,Laura M. Hughes,Alec Hutson,Steven Kelliher,Michael R. Miller,Bryce O'Connor,Benedict Patrick,Mike Shel,Phil Tucker,Timandra Whitecastle
  • Publisher : Terrible Ten
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2018-01-15
  • ISBN :

Lost Lore Book Review:

Hidden pasts. Secrets untold. Legends half-remembered. Fifteen fantasy writers gather to bring fifteen tales to life, each one a unique glimpse into a wholly original world. On the Emerald Road, a dead Sage triggers a brutal trial beneath the forest floor. There, a young man must fight—and kill—both friends and enemies to become the next wielder of the fabled Emerald Blade. In Midgard, a priestess of humble birth forges a strange bond with an ancient being as she searches for justice in a land that often rewards cruelty, betrayal, and bloodshed. And in the Yarnsworld, the Magpie King teaches two brothers a dangerous lesson about the power of stories. Sticks and stones may indeed break bones . . . but they cannot hurt the Bramble Man. In worlds ravaged by flood, fire, and frost, mere mortals strive to make their own legends amidst demons and deities alike. And in lands racked with human strife—where evil endures and no one is ever safe—scarred heroes fight forces even darker than their own personal demons. Why do they fight? Some seek to better the world, or themselves. Others are out to right old wrongs. But whatever their goal - reward, redemption, or just respite - the truth will out eventually. For no story is ever truly lost so long as there exists one to tell it.

Nightblade

Nightblade
  • Author : Ryan Kirk
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2018-10-24
  • ISBN : 0692530169

Nightblade Book Review:

Ryuu is a boy orphaned by violence at a young age. Found by a wandering warrior, he learns he may have more strength than he ever imagined possible. A quiet child, Moriko is forced into a monastic system she despises. Torn from her family and the forest she grew up in, she must fight to learn the skills she'll need to survive her tutelage under the realm's most dangerous assassin. Young, beautiful, and broke, Takako is sold to pay for her father's debts. Thrust into a world she doesn't understand and battles she didn't ask for, she must decide where her loyalties lie. When their lives crash together in a Kingdom on the brink of war, the decisions they make will change both their lives and their Kingdom forever. If they can stay alive.

Sword Punk

Sword Punk
  • Author : Steven Kelliher
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 372
  • Relase : 2020-12-08
  • ISBN : 1913695069

Sword Punk Book Review:

Spellmonger

Spellmonger
  • Author : Terry Lee Mancour
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2016-01-06
  • ISBN : 1522975039

Spellmonger Book Review:

Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: he found a quaint little shop, befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes . . . Then one night Minalan is forced to pick up his mageblade again to defend his adopted home from the vanguard of an army of goblins - gurvani, they call themselves - bent on a genocidal crusade against all mankind. And that was the good news. The bad news was that their shamans were armed with more magical power than has been seen since the days of the ancient Imperial Magocracy - and their leader, a mysterious, vengeful force of hate and dark magic, is headed directly to Boval Vale, along with a massive invading army of gurvani. The good people of Boval and their spellmonger have only one choice: to hole up in the over-sized Boval Castle and hope they can endure a siege against hundreds of thousands of goblins. When the people look to him for hope, Minalan does his best, but the odds are depressing: there are multitudes of goblins, and they want Boval Vale as a staging ground for a vengeful invasion of the whole Five Duchies. Add to his troubles a jealous rival mage, a motley band of mercenaries, a delusional liege lord who insists victory is at hand despite the hordes at his door, a dour castellan, a moody, pregnant girlfriend and a catty ex-girlfriend who specializes in sex magic - all trapped in a stinking, besieged castle with no hope of rescue, and you'll understand why Minalan is willing to take his chances with the goblins. All that stands between the gurvani horde and the people of the Five Duchies is one tired, overwhelmed baker's son who wanted nothing more than to be a simple village spellmonger!

Paternus

Paternus
  • Author : Dyrk Ashton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 326
  • Relase : 2020-12-10
  • ISBN : 0997173785

Paternus Book Review:

Book 1 of the completed Paternus Trilogy Even myths have legends. Described as American Gods meets The Avengers and Supernatural meets The Lord of the Rings, Paternus combines myths from around the world in a modern story of action and intrigue that is "urban fantasy on the surface, but so much more at its core!" "Terrific! Paternus is intelligent, intricate, suspenseful, and epic." -Nicholas Eames, Gemmell Award winning author of Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose "Ashton's story is a crucible in which myths are melted and remade to thrilling effect." -M. R. (Mike) Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts and the Felix Castor series And not all legends are myth. When a local hospital is attacked by strange and frightening men, Fiona Patterson and Zeke Prisco save a catatonic old man named Peter-and find themselves running for their lives with creatures beyond imagination hounding their every step. With nowhere else to turn, they seek out Fi's enigmatic Uncle Edgar. But the more their questions are answered, the more they discover that nothing is what it seems-not Peter, not Edgar, perhaps not even themselves. The gods and monsters, heroes and villains of lore-they're real. And now they've come out of hiding to hunt their own. In order to survive, Fi and Zeke must join up with powerful allies against an ancient evil that's been known by many names and feared by all. The final battle of the world's oldest war has begun. ***** Genre: Contemporary Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / Mythic Fiction. Market: Adult to New Adult (as opposed to Teen or YA, though savvy 16 or 17 year olds might survive without permanent damage).

Occultist

Occultist
  • Author : Oliver Mayes
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 482
  • Relase : 2019-02-21
  • ISBN : 1999666011

Occultist Book Review:

Damien thought his exams would be bad enough. Then his mother collapsed with a failing heart. In a desperate move Damien throws himself into the Streamer Contest of Saga Online, the latest fantasy VR-MMORPG. Winning will provide the funds for his mom's surgery. Yet early betrayal and a close run in with a vampire almost ruin his attempt before he even begins. Stuck at the bottom of a dungeon with no gear, no allies and little hope, Damien must embrace the undiscovered Occultist class, master control of his new demon companions and take the contest by storm. His plan is simple enough. Topple the most famous player in Saga Online. Summon your imps. Prepare for battle!

The Frostfire Sage

The Frostfire Sage
  • Author : Steven Kelliher
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 682
  • Relase : 2018-06-21
  • ISBN : 1721777261

The Frostfire Sage Book Review:

The Sages are dying. The gods are waking up.Kole, Linn and their companions have survived the wilds of Center, slain another Sage and put their world on a path toward salvation.Or so they think.But the Eastern Dark has returned and laid claim to the power of T'Alon Rane, making the King of Ember his dark servant once more. Now, their ancient enemy marches across the frozen wastes of the north, seeking to end the life of his former ally and the last true power that can stand against him. With the last two Sages on a collision course that could decide the fate of the world, the Landkist of the Valley have a choice to make. One between darkness and light, redemption and corruption. For the Frostfire Sage is alive and unwell. And she has secrets to keep. And scores to settle. The Frostfire Sage is the fourth of five planned volumes in The Landkist Saga.

AlterWorld

AlterWorld
  • Author : D Rus
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 268
  • Relase : 2014-07-18
  • ISBN : 0990707903

AlterWorld Book Review:

cation Date: July 18, 2014 A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they're the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators. But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs. Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it - goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.

Bloody Rose

Bloody Rose
  • Author : Nicholas Eames
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2018-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780316362528

Bloody Rose Book Review:

A band of fabled mercenaries tour a wild fantasy landscape, battling monsters in arenas in front of thousands of adoring fans. But, a secret and dangerous gig ushers them to the frozen north, and the band is never one to waste a shot at glory. Live fast, die young. Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown. When the biggest mercenary band of all, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, rolls into town, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It's adventure she wants - and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death. It's time to take a walk on the wyld side. "Humorous twists and pulse-ratcheting action abound in Bloody Rose, but its Eames' knack for heart-wrenching poignancy that makes his warm, wonderful fantasy so harmonious." - NPR For more from Nicholas Eames, check out: Kings of the Wyld

Deathless Gods

Deathless Gods
  • Author : P.C. Hodgell
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2022-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781625798794

Deathless Gods Book Review:

A New Kencyrath Novel! Jamethiel Knorth, Priest's Bane and Dream-Weaver, has returned victorious from Tai-tastigon, but trouble dogs the Kencyrath. There is intrigue among the Highborn. The Randir and his allies want the larger houses to decide for all nine, which would strip the Highlordship from the Knorth. At Omiroth, a senile king struggles against his venal son-in-law—but if neither of these can rule, the next in line is a mother-dominated child. Kindrie Soul-Walker is captured and thrown in a secret dungeon, a political prisoner. And a Kendar administrator, dissatisfied with the use that Jame is making of the gates, schemes against her, and then against her house and her brother, Torisen Black Lord, Highlord of the Kencyrath. While Tori defends Gothregor and Kindrie rots a secret captive, Jame rides south to Bashti. Here she confronts an unready and presumptuous heir, a withholding and manipulative paymaster, and invisible assassins. Her formal errand, meanwhile, is to compete in martial games with secret stakes—which she fears are a cloak for a massacre, or worse. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About The Gates of Tagmeth: "The Kencyr live in one of the most deeply realized worlds in fantasy, a rich and complicated space that includes many cultures and riveting, three-dimensional characters. Full of dark wonder, wry humor, and the quirks of Jame’s inimitable personality, the newest installment in Hodgell’s life’s work demonstrates why it can be worthwhile for a writer to spend 40 years writing the same series."—Publishers Weekly About P.C. Hodgell’s Kencyrath Series: “P.C. Hodgell writes the most strikingly weird and wonderful stories in epic fantasy today.”—Charles Stross “Hodgell has crafted an . . . intricate fantasy with humor, tragedy, and a capable and charming female hero.”—Library Journal The Kencyrath Saga Seeker’s Bane Bound in Blood Honor's Paradox Sea of Time The Gates of Tagmeth By Demons Possessed Omnibus Editions The Godstalker Chronicles Contains Kencyrath prequel novels God Stalk and Dark of the Moon

The Villain Institute

The Villain Institute
  • Author : Megan Linski,Alicia Rades,Hidden Legends
  • Publisher : Crystallite Publishing
  • Pages : 518
  • Relase : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN :

The Villain Institute Book Review:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORS Megan Linski and Alicia Rades spellbind readers within a paranormal fantasy prison where supernaturals go to the dark side and villains become the heroes. Learn why readers are calling Charlie their next book boyfriend, and Ava a villain to root for! Love is even more dangerous behind bars. Ava-Marie My name is Ava-Marie, and I love living on the dark side. Getting into trouble is kind of my thing, but one night, I take revenge too far. I’m sentenced to a reform school for magical delinquents... though really, it’s a prison. As the only supernatural who can control both fire and water, I’m already a target. To make matters worse, I literally share a soul with Charlie, a sexy inmate from the wrong side of the tracks. Surviving at the Institute is almost as risky as falling in love. But there’s a way out. The Warden is offering a pardon for the team who wins the Darke Games— a sick, twisted competition where more prisoners come out dead than alive. They think I'm the bad guy. I'm about to show them just how much of a villain I can be. Charlie I shouldn’t be at the Institute. I’m in here because of her— the girl who claims to own half my soul. After losing my sight, I grew up as an orphan, banished from magical society. I learned enough on the streets to survive the gangs and fight clubs inside the prison. But nothing could prepare me for the Darke Games. Ava-Marie is my worst enemy, but if we’re going to break out of here, we’ll have to get along. Yet the more I let Ava in, the more I want her. I can’t let my desire for her get in the way of my one chance at escape. Except it already has. There’s a dark power inside of Ava that terrifies me... And none of us will be prepared when it unleashes. ** The Villain Institute is the first book in the Prison for Supernatural Offenders series. A new adult college paranormal enemies-to-lovers dark romance, this supernatural prison ignites fiery passions and secret adventures. "Sass, spells, and smolder fans of the genre will crave... their use of voice is devilishly effective in driving both plot and people." - The BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly “I was captivated from start to finish and had a very hard time putting this book down. So far it is my fave read of 2021.” - Michelle Titherington VanDaley, Reviewer ★★★★★ “Because both Ava-Marie and Charlie have a disability, this story is really one of a kind… Linski and Rades have a great imagination” - Boekensteeg ★★★★★ “This was 100% action and magic packed-- and a little bit dangerous. Be ready for a non-stop read that deals with drama and hard emotions.” - Smada’s Book Smack ★★★★★ Break out of the Institute and order today! This series takes place in the Hidden Legends Universe, along with the Academy of Magical Creatures series, the University of Sorcery series, and the College of Witchcraft series. The Hidden Legends universe features college-aged protagonists attending magical academies, dual points-of-view, disabled and diverse main characters, and steamy, empowering romances. Each series stands on its own and can be read in any order. This is a full-length novel over 400 pages. Recommended reading age 18+

Extreme Economies

Extreme Economies
  • Author : Richard Davies
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN : 1250170516

Extreme Economies Book Review:

A New Statesman best book of the year | New York Times Editors' Choice pick A Financial Times best economics book of 2019 An accessible, story-driven look at the future of the global economy, written by a leading expert To predict our future, we must look to the extremes. So argues the economist Richard Davies, who takes readers to the margins of the modern economy and beyond in his globe-trotting book. From a prison in rural Louisiana where inmates purchase drugs with prepaid cash cards to the poorest major city on earth, where residents buy clean water in plastic bags, from the world’s first digital state to a prefecture in Japan whose population is the oldest in the world, how these extreme economies function—most often well outside any official oversight—offers a glimpse of the forces that underlie human resilience, drive societies to failure, and will come to shape our collective future. While the people who inhabit these places have long been dismissed or ignored, Extreme Economies revives a foundational idea from medical science to turn the logic of modern economics on its head, arguing that the outlier economies are the place to learn about our own future. Whether following Punjabi migrants through the lawless Panamanian jungle or visiting a day-care for the elderly modeled after a casino, Davies brings a storyteller’s eye to places where the economy has been destroyed, distorted, and even turbocharged. In adapting to circumstances that would be unimaginable to most of us, the people he encounters along the way have helped to pioneer the economic infrastructure of the future. At once personal and keenly analytical, Extreme Economies is an epic travelogue for the age of global turbulence, shedding light on today’s most pressing economic questions.

Steel Roses

Steel Roses
  • Author : Rena Freefall
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 263
  • Relase : 2019-11-07
  • ISBN : 1070953989

Steel Roses Book Review:

When the chance to run arrives, Beldon doesn't think twice about escaping into the shadows of an enchanted castle locked in an eternal winter. He just wants to bury a secret. But the castle is a cold, cruel place and his host is less than welcoming. The sparks that fly between them are icy and aggressive; the tension building until one night it almost costs Beldon his life. Then things change. Beldon's attention turns to the shadowy Beast and the mystery that surrounds him. There is a curse to be broken after all and Beldon promised to help find a mysterious figure known as Beauty. However, Beldon did not expect his secret to resurface within this frozen castle and as such he is forced to confront himself and answer one question. As he and The Beast grow closer, does he want this Beauty found?~~~~ The original draft for the community who wanted a physical copy~

Psychobook

Psychobook
  • Author : Julian Rothenstein
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2016-09-06
  • ISBN : 9781616895358

Psychobook Book Review:

Who knew a trip to the therapist could be so much fun, even aesthetically rewarding? Beyond sharing feelings or complaining about your mother, Psychobook reveals the rich history of psychological testing in a fascinating sideways look at classic testing methods, from word-association games to inkblots to personality tests. Psychobook includes never-before-seen content from long-hidden archives, as well as reimagined tests from contemporary artists and writers, to try out yourself, at home or at parties. A great ebook for the therapist in your life and the therapist in you, for anyone interested in the history of psychology and psychological paraphernalia, or for anyone who enjoys games and quizzes. Psychobook will brighten your day and outlook.

Veggie Values

Veggie Values
  • Author : Karen Poth,Zondervan Publishing Staff,Mike Nawrocki,Cindy Kenney,Lisa Vischer,Mary Murray
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2010-08-29
  • ISBN : 0310720389

Veggie Values Book Review:

Join Larry, Bob, and all the other VeggieTales® characters as they learn how to help others in these four exciting adventures Each story in this collection uses humor and heart to convey important lessons about having good manners, helping others, listening, and sharing. This handy case with a sturdy handle includes the 4 books shown here.

Paternus

Paternus
  • Author : Dyrk Ashton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2020-12-31
  • ISBN : 1736368109

Paternus Book Review:

War of Gods is the highly anticipated conclusion to the critically acclaimed, award winning epic urban fantasy series, The Paternus Trilogy. From Africa to Asgard, to an invisible island in the Pacific and the Bone Road of a forgotten realm, Fi and Zeke must come to grips with not only their newfound abilities, but also who and what they are-and accept what they are becoming: wielders of ancient and dangerous powers, warriors, and maybe even heroes. But the end of worlds is coming, and time is short... Titans will clash. Gods will battle. Monsters will swarm. Can Peter and the Deva possibly defeat their age-old enemy in the face of overwhelming odds against them? There's only one way to find out. CRY HAVOC, AND LET SLIP THE GODS OF WAR. ***** "This is urban fantasy at its utter best. If you love massive battles, mythology, engaging narratives and satisfying conclusions, you have to read this book." -Novel Notions "It's like standing on a mountain summit at night, seeing the universe laid out before you. And it's a battlefield. It. Is. Amazing. " -The Speculative Faction "The epochal ending to The Paternus Trilogy, War of Gods does it all on a 'maha' level with its magical battles and insane action sequences, and confirms why Ashton should be considered the Tolkien of the Twenty-first century." -Fantasy Book Critic "Brace yourself for an epic battle that makes Avengers: Endgame feel like a school chess match. War of Gods is a triumph." -Well Tempered Proof ***** Genre: Contemporary Fantasy / Epic Urban Fantasy / Mythic Fiction. Market: Adult to New Adult (as opposed to Teen or YA, though savvy 16 or 17 year olds might survive without permanent damage).