Forge of Darkness

Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466814187
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Now is the time to tell the story of an ancient realm, a tragic tale that sets the stage for all the tales yet to come and all those already told... It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power. and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold... Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of great fantasy writers with his debut Gardens of the Moon. Now he returns with the first novel in a trilogy that takes place millennia before the events of the Malazan Book of the Fallen and introduces readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness. It is the epic story of a realm whose fate plays a crucial role in shaping the world of the Malazan Empire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fall of Light

Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765323575
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the second book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy trilogy, one that takes place a millennium before the events in his New York Times bestselling Malazan Book of the Fallen. Fall of Light continues to tell the tragic story of the downfall of an ancient realm, a story begun in the critically acclaimed Forge of Darkness. It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power... and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm. As rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold...

Blood and Bone

Author: Ian C. Esslemont
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765329972
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
A Thaumaturg expedition to tame the jungle wilderness of the Himatan prompts young Saeng and her brother on a desperate mission to reclaim a forgotten past heritage under the rule of an ancient and powerful goddess.

Enter the Darkness

Author: Scott B. Williams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544266411
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
AMERICA IS PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS WHEN MASSIVE SOLAR FLARES DESTROY THE GRID. Enter the Darkness is a prequel novella to The Darkness After Series, an ongoing tale of survival, adventure and romance set in the aftermath of the breakdown of civilization. Two teenagers from completely different worlds are destined to meet when they are suddenly stranded in New Orleans, cut off from their loved ones and forced to adapt to a life without technology or law and order. Sixteen-year-old Mitch Henley sets out on foot to walk out of the city and return to the backwoods farm where his game warden father taught him how to live off the land. April Gibbs is at home in the city but her loved ones are stranded more than a hundred miles to the north with no way to get back. The two young strangers escape the urban chaos amid fear, looting and anarchy, unaware that they are on a collision course that will change everything for both of them. Enter the Darkness opens with the events of the early morning in March when the pulse from the solar flare strikes, leaving people everywhere confused, afraid and in the dark. The Darkness After Series currently includes: The Darkness After (Book 1), Into the River Lands (Book 2), The Forge of Darkness (Book 3) and The Savage Darkness (Book 4).

Brightest Kind of Darkness Brightest Kind of Darkness Book 1

Author: P.T. Michelle
Publisher: Limitless Ink Press
ISBN: 1939672120
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
coming of age, paranormal romance, horror, urban, fantasy, action adventure, mystery Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate...until she dreams a future she can't ignore. After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate. Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past. Author's note: Brightest Kind of Darkness is a dark paranormal novel length YA full of mystery, adventure, romance, and even a touch of horror. It's best suited for ages 14 and up. EXCERPT from BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS Once we'd stowed my stuff in the back of my car, Ethan opened the car door and waited for me to get in. Even though I wanted to ask him so many questions, I was afraid to speak. It felt like we'd moved to a whole new level in our friendship, but I wasn't sure what that level was. Every nerve ending urged me to hug him, to show my appreciation, but I was unsure. Would he pull away? I didn't need any more rejection in my life. "Thank you for being there," I said in an unsteady voice. Ethan clasped my wrist and pulled me into his arms, holding me close. "I'll always be here for you." I shuddered against his chest, mumbling into his flannel shirt. "You weren't at school and I didn't see you after practice. I thought for sure no one would hear me scream when those guys finally got their hands on--" Warm fingers tilted my chin up. "I had something to do today, but I'd never leave you hanging. When I saw your stuff on the field and then I heard a guy yelling, 'She went this way,' in the woods..." he paused, tensing. "I freaked." "You got to me just in time." I tried to smile but my lips trembled. "Who knew knights wore flannel shirts and Led Zeppelin tees?" I knew I sounded like a goof, but I didn't care. I wanted him to know how much his rescue meant to me. Ethan leaned close and I closed my eyes as he lightly kissed my cheekbone, then my forehead. He had no idea that his gentle kiss had melted something inside me, how much I craved the physical connection. His warm lips lingered against my skin for a second before he took a step back and shoved his hands in his jean pockets. "I'm no hero, Nara." His gaze narrowed briefly toward the woods. "Go home. I'll see you tomorrow."

Gardens Of The Moon

Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409083101
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a breathtaking achievement - a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen'.

Out of Darkness

Author: Ashley Hope Pérez
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1467776785
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
A 2016 Michael L. Printz Honoree "This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?" New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive. Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

Getting Out Alive

Author: Scott B. Williams
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758735
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This book presents 13 highly engaging accounts of people surviving catastrophic situations. The stories are fiction, but the life-threatening scenarios are all based on true stories of miraculous survival. Along the way, readers learn the real-life skills they would need to get out alive if it happened to them.

Night of Knives

Author: Ian C. Esslemont
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429992497
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The small island of Malaz and its city gave the great empire its name, but now it is little more than a sleepy, backwater port. Tonight, however, things are different. Tonight the city is on edge, a hive of hurried, sometimes violent activity; its citizens bustle about, barring doors, shuttering windows, avoiding any stranger's stare. Because tonight there is to be a convergence, the once-in-a-generation appearance of a Shadow Moon – an occasion that threatens the good people of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker things ... It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanved, and there are those prepared to do anything to prevent this happening. As factions within the greater Empire draw up battle lines over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a far more ancient and potent presence for an all-out assault upon the island. Witnessing these cataclysmic events are Kiska, a young girl who yearns to flee the constraints of the city, and Temper, a grizzled, battle-weary veteran who seeks simply to escape his past. Each is to play a part in a conflict that will not only determine the fate of Malaz City, but also of the world beyond ... Drawing on events touched on in the prologue of Steven Erikson's landmark fantasy Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives is a momentous chapter in the unfolding story of the extraordinarily imagined world of Malaz. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.