just finished reading The Institute for the second time, and found it
to be immensely enjoyable, one of his best efforts, and well worth a
second read. The paperback cover has a lot more detail on it than the
original hardcover version, and it's a must-have for your SK collection!
S A Corey: Leviathan Falls
16th November 2021
biggest SF series of the decade comes to an incredible conclusion in
the ninth and final novel in James S. A. Corey's Hugo Award-winning
A MAJOR TV SERIES FROM AMAZON PRIME
AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES
adventure the way it ought to be written' George R. R. Martin
14th October 2021
6 in the best-selling mini-series, The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra
Inner Walls are breached. Traitor vanguards tear towards the heart of
the Palace, sensing victory. Desperate gambits are attempted: an
unwilling saint is released into the ruins, as well as an enthusiastic
sinner. A black sword rises, forged from spite, ready to create a
legend. But amid the slaughter, Jaghatai Khan, Warhawk of Chogoris,
prepares to launch the most audacious strike of the conflict. His goal
is nothing less than the liberation of the Lion’s Gate space port. Cut
off from any help, he stakes everything on one desperate
counter-offensive, launched against an old enemy who has been made far
greater than he ever was before. As the White Scars ride out against
the newly crowned lords of life and death, they know that defeat for
them dooms not only the Legion, but Terra itself.
F Breene: A Ruin of Roses
10th October 2021
new dark and spicy romantasy with forbidden romance, gripping action,
and a heat that smolders the pages.
could save him, but he would ruin me.
creature that stalks the forbidden wood.
has suffered a fate worse than death. We all have. A curse put upon us
by the mad king.
are a kingdom locked in time. Shifters unable to feel our animals.
Stuck here by a deal between the late king and a demon who seeks our
only one keeping this kingdom alive is Nyfain, the golden prince to a
stolen throne. The last dragon shifter.
he catches me trespassing in the forbidden wood, he doesn't punish me
with death, as he's entitled.
takes me, instead. Forces me back to the castle as his prisoner. Seeks
to use me.
I can save him. I can save the whole forgotten kingdom, locked away by
the demon king's power.
it would mean taming the monster beneath his skin. It would mean giving
myself to him.
would mean my ruin.
9th November 2021
in scale, and the first contemporary novel in over a decade from number
one worldwide bestseller Ken Follett, Never imagines the
unimaginable: the imminent threat of World War Three . . .
researched and set against a global stage, Never will
take you on a high-stakes journey from the heat of the Sahara Desert to
the political arenas of North America, East Asia and beyond, and sees a
world edging closer to an unprecedented global crisis.
than a thriller, this immersive tour de force from a world-renowned
author at the top of his game imagines a scenario we all hope never
comes true, and one which will keep you transfixed until the final page.
J Barker: The Bone Ship's Wake
30th September 2021
sea dragons are returning, and Joron Twiner's dreams of freedom lie
shattered. His Shipwife is gone and all he has left is revenge.
the black fleet from the deck of Tide
takes every opportunity to strike at his enemies, but he knows his time
is limited. His fleet is shrinking and the Keyshan's Rot is running
through his body. He runs from a prophecy that says he and the avian
sorcerer, the Windseer, will end the entire world.
the sea dragons have begun to return, and if you can have one miracle,
who is to say that there cannot be another?
9th November 2021
From Brandon Sanderson--author of the #1 New York Times bestselling
Stormlight Archive and its fourth massive installment, Rhythm of War--comes a new hefty
Taking place between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War, this tale (like Edgedancer before
it) gives often-overshadowed characters their own chance to shine.
a ghost ship is discovered, its crew presumed dead after trying to
reach the storm-shrouded island Akinah, Navani Kholin must send an
expedition to make sure the island hasn't fallen into enemy hands.
Knights Radiant who fly too near find their Stormlight suddenly
drained, so the voyage must be by sea.
Rysn Ftori lost the use of her legs but gained the companionship of
Chiri-Chiri, a Stormlight-ingesting winged larkin, a species once
thought extinct. Now Rysn's pet is ill, and any hope for Chiri-Chiri's
recovery can be found only at the ancestral home of the larkin: Akinah.
With the help of Lopen, the formerly one-armed Windrunner, Rysn must
accept Navani's quest and sail into the perilous storm from which no
one has returned alive. If the crew cannot uncover the secrets of the
hidden island city before the wrath of its ancient guardians falls upon
them, the fate of Roshar and the entire Cosmere hangs in the balance.
Time Machine Owner's Worokshop Manual
22nd September 2021
the secrets of Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean with the first-ever
under-the-hood user's manual featuring never-before-seen schematics and
cutaways of cinema's most iconic car.
of the best-loved movie sagas of all time, the Back to the Future
trilogy has left an indelible impact on popular culture. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine:
Owner's Workshop Manual delves
into the secrets of the unique vehicle that transports Marty McFly and
Doc Brown through time, including both the original version of the car
and the updated flying model. From the DeLorean's unmistakable
gull-wing doors to Doc's cutting-edge modifications, including the Flux
Capacitor and Mr. Fusion, this manual offers unprecedented insight into
the car's inner workings. Filled with exclusive illustrations and
never-before-disclosed information, Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine:
Owner's Workshop Manual is the perfect gift for
the trilogy's legion of fans.
2nd November 2021
long-awaited founding of Valdemar comes to life in this new signed
hardback from a New York Times bestselling author and beloved
the Eastern Empire, Duke Kordas Valdemar rules a tiny, bucolic Duchy
that focuses mostly on horse breeding. Anticipating the day when
the Empire's exploitative and militant leaders would not be content to
leave them alone, Korda's father set out to gather magicians in the
hopes of one day finding a way to escape and protect the people of the
Duchy from tyranny.
has lived his life looking over his shoulder. The signs in the Empire
are increasingly dire. Under the direction of the Emperor, mages have
begun to harness the power of dark magics, including blood magic, the
powers of the Abyssal Planes, and the binding and "milking" of
then one of the Duchy's mages has a breakthrough. There is a way to
place a Gate at a distance so far from the Empire that it is unlikely
the Emperor can find or follow them as they evacuate everyone that is
willing to leave.
time is running out, and Kordas has been summoned to the
his reputation as a country bumpkin and his acting skills buy him and
his people the time they need to flee? Or will the Emperor lose
patience, invade to strip Valdemar of everything of worth, and send its
conscripted people into the front lines of the Imperial wars?
28th September 2021
the kingdom at all costs―or so that’s what Grace has been told. That’s
because Grace isn’t like the others at Katmere Academy. One of the last
of her kind, Grace can either save or doom them all. And if she can’t
save herself, she can’t save the others, so now she’s in a race against
the clock, ticking down until the end of their world as they know it.
But some secrets are way too powerful to avoid, especially when war is
coming… And all who are tested might not survive.
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