This year we have reaped a bountiful crop of exciting titles in Science Fiction, Juvenile Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, and Christian Mystery. With award winning authors and established series commanding devote followings, the 2009/2010 season will be an exciting one.
We hope you will agree with us that these new publications from both new and veteran authors reflect our devotion not just to quality writing, but to today’s best fiction—stories that pull you in, refuse to let you go, and never let you forget.
Three times they tried to kill her. Then a professional was hired. So was Riyria.
When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Royce and Hadrian must venture into an ancient corner of Elan to save a mysterious woman who knows more about Royce than is safe and cares less about herself than is sane.
Three short stories and an excerpt from the upcoming novel (The Death of Dulgath) provides an introduction to Riyria, a team of rogues featuring Hadrian Blackwater (an idealistic swordsman) and Royce Melborn (a cynical thief). This sampler provides some examples to help the reader determine if the full-length novels are a good fit for their reading preferences.
THE FUTURE IS COMING...FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERS.
All his life Ellis Rogers has played it safe and done the right thing. To find a cure for a terminal illness, he builds a time machine and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise -- but only if he can survive Hollow World.
A medieval physician asked to do the impossible. A gun slinging Muslim wizard in the old West. A disgruntled super villain pining for prison reform. A cybernetic soldier who might or might not be receiving messages from God. These short stories have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy Anthologies.
Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team. In this first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lessonabout good deeds.
The Riyria Chronicles are a series of novels and short stories following the adventures of Royce Melborn (a cynical thief) and Hadrian Blackwater (an idealistic ex-mercenary) in the years prior to the events of The Riyria Revelations.