By Ian C. Esslemont
The small island of Malaz and its urban gave the nice empire its identify, yet now it truly is little greater than a sleepy, backwater port. this night, although, issues are varied. this night town is on side, a hive of moved quickly, occasionally violent job; its electorate bustle approximately, barring doorways, shuttering home windows, warding off any stranger's stare. simply because this night there's to be a convergence, the once-in-a-generation visual appeal of a Shadow Moon – an celebration that threatens the great humans of Malaz with demon hounds and different, darker issues …
It was once additionally prophesied that tonight may witness the go back of Emperor Kellanved, and there are these ready to do something to avoid this occurring. As factions in the higher Empire draw up conflict traces over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a much more historical and powerful presence for an all-out attack upon the island. Witnessing those cataclysmic occasions are Kiska, a tender woman who yearns to escape the restrictions of the town, and mood, a grizzled, battle-weary veteran who seeks just to get away his previous. each one is to play a component in a clash that won't purely be certain the destiny of Malaz urban, but additionally of the realm past …
Drawing on occasions touched on within the prologue of Steven Erikson's landmark fable Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives is a momentous bankruptcy within the unfolding tale of the terribly imagined international of Malaz.
By C.A. Caskabel
“The Sieve” is ebook I of the epic delusion novel Drakon. “I am the following to redeem the lives of my spouse and daughter. I’ve introduced the offering.” Da-Ren, an infidel barbarian, arrives on the Castlemonastery, his merely providing a jar of honey. Baagh, the move Sorcerer, follows him there less than orders of the Emperor, not easy from the priests to transcribe the warrior’s tale. ebook I chronicles Da-Ren’s early years, starting to be up in a tribe of archer riders and pagan witches, camped north of the Blackvein River. He enters the Sieve, the forty-day initiation trial that determines the destiny of each boy and woman. lots of his comrades will fall, the robust will subscribe to the soldiers, and an elite few could be marked for management. Da-Ren learns to undergo the weather, to obey the Truths, to maintain status whilst all wish is misplaced. He swallows the legends of the Ouna-Ma witches, learns to hate all different tribes, and conquers worry. And but there's one trial that would deliver him to his knees. The Goddess’s favourite daughter. “Brown-haired, brown-eyed. Brown was once the 1st colour of the day.” the adventure starts off for the fellow who becomes the 1st Blade of the satan. A brutal, poetic, first-person narrative of struggle, dying, and love.
By Mercedes Lackey
A set of brief tales is populated by means of such figures as dinosaur activists, an out-of-his-element Lawrence of Arabia, a modern day King Arthur, and a Chevy-fascinated alien.
By Sally Slater
"Imagine video game of Thrones with much less blood and extra gender confusion and also you get a style of this knightly epic." - The father or mother Brash, cocky, and unbeatable with a sword (well, almost), Sam of Haywood is the main promising Paladin trainee within the state of Thule... and is familiar with it. the single challenge is that Sam is basically girl Samantha, daughter of the 17th Duke of Haywood, and if her father has his method, she'll be marrying a Paladin, now not changing into one. yet Sam hasn't ever held a lot curiosity in taking part in damsel-in-distress, and so she rescues herself from a life of boredom and matrimonial drudgery. Disguised as a boy, Sam leaves domestic in the back of to struggle demons--the most threatening monsters in Thule--alongside the kingdom's elite warriors. Pity that Tristan Lyons, the Paladin assigned to coach her, is none except the hero of her formative years. He hasn't famous her-yet-but if he does, he will remove her sword and ship her packing. Sam isn't the merely trainee hiding secrets and techniques: Braeden is a half-demon with a gloomy prior that would be unforgivable. even if he might be relied on is anyone's wager, together with his. As demons wreak havoc around the land, uprising stirs within the West, led by means of a rival faction of warriors. A warfare among males is coming, and Sam needs to choose an aspect. Will saving the dominion rate her life-or simply her center?
By Robin D. Owens
With their magic limitations falling and poor monsters invading, the Marshalls of Lladrana needs to stick to historical culture and Summon a savior from the Exotique land. . .
For Alexa Fitzwalter, the Marshall's name pulled the savvy legal professional right into a realm the place she slightly understood the language, not to mention the intricacies of politics and gear. Armed basically together with her wits, a magical better half and assistance from the chevalier Bastien, Alexa needs to use her very human brain and abilities to struggle the encroaching evil-and face up to manipulation by way of the Marshall's to strength her to stick in Lladrana.
Now torn among her affinity for this realm and Earth, will she go back domestic if given the opportunity? Or dare she possibility every thing for a land now not her own?
By Erik Scott de Bie
"Shadowbane is an ideal instance of what's correct and enduring in regards to the Forgotten Realms: a story of companionship, perseverance, religion, and self-exploration. With a monster and a struggle scene right here or there, too, if you want a kick within the pants. you are going to learn it in a single sitting, after which get back to work out what you've gotten missed."
~ Brian Cortijo (Realms clothier, Loremaster of Cormyr)
"If you love fast paced, exciting tales that discover the darkish shadows and alleyways of towns within the nation-states, and erupt into fabulous fights, within the corporation of wise-cracking heroes and anti-heroes, then a Erik Scott de Bie ebook is for you! SHADOWBANE takes the reader alongside for one more journey with Kalen and Myrin, this time to lawless Luskan, and it's an event worthy analyzing and rereading again and again! best fantasy!"
~ Ed Greenwood (Best-Selling writer, Father of the Forgotten nation-states, residing Legend)
"With its relentless speed and scenes of chilling horror and savage wrestle, Erik Scott de Bie's fiction inspires the paintings of old-school sword-and-sorcery masters like Robert E. Howard and Karl Edward Wagner, and Shadowbane is his most sensible e-book but. do not omit it!"
~ Richard Lee Byers, writer of the Forgotten Realms: Brotherhood of the Griffon series
The urban of Luskan has regularly been a den of pirates, thieves, and murderers. yet in recent times, issues have got a lot worse. a boat crashes offshore with not anything yet corpses. on a daily basis, humans pass loopy and brutalize these round them. And the one symptoms that even the main hardened criminals nonetheless stroll the streets at evening are bones.
Luskan's sister urban, Waterdeep, has despatched a detachment to quarantine the unclean city—to enable the grime inside die, instead of infect the remainder of the nation-states. yet Myrin has slipped inside of, stating that she's going to store Luskan. Shadowbane follows, made up our minds to avoid wasting Myrin and for that reason her puppy city—even if he has to kill each rat in Luskan to do it.
Shadowbane positive factors the victorious go back of renowned, darkish vigilante from Downshadow and includes forth the threads of the worlds-spanning Abyssal Plague sequence.
This multiplied ebook additionally incorporates a brand-new brief tale, entitled “A New Purpose”, in addition to hyperlinks to an present prequel and an unique e-novella, that includes characters from Shadowbane. additionally integrated are hyperlinks to history info at the Abyssal Plague sequence and pattern chapters from different books within the series.
By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Deborah J. Ross
This brand-new novel of Darkover-a direct sequel to The Fall of Neskaya and the second one ebook within the Clingfire trilogy-is the results of the past due Marion Zimmer Bradley's collaboration with Deborah J. Ross. Set within the period of The Hundred Kingdoms, a lawless time of warfare and unrest on this planet Darkover, it's the epic story of a mythical friendship solid among King and Keeper.
A friendship that might finally lead to the top of all lengthy disatnce weapons-and the start of a brand new future for Darkover...
By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
Filled with heroes and heroines and spanning locales of unique experience in a magic-forged international, the Dragonships of Vindras sequence totally illustrates the mastery of world-building and storytelling that has made Weis and Hickman into the bestselling fable co-authors of all time.
In Bones of the Dragon, Skylan Ivorson is a sea-raider of the Vindras and finally turns into the manager of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he really feels he merits as one that has been blessed by means of Skoval, the god of conflict.
But occasionally a blessing is a curse in disguise.
Skoval and the opposite historical gods are lower than siege from a brand new new release of gods who're hard them for the powers of construction… and the one strategy to cease those brash interlopers lies in the mysterious and hidden 5 Bones of the Vektan Dragons.
It could be as much as the Vindras humans, because the dragon-goddess's champions, to adopt the search to recuperate all 5. The destiny of the outdated Gods and the Vindras rests on their recovery--for this isn't just a quest to save lots of the realm. it's also a quest for redemption.
Welcome to the realm of Dragonships!