The Grey Bastards

Author: Jonathan French
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0525572465
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"A dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle Earth. A fantasy masterwork."--Kirkus Reviews (starred) - Live in the saddle. Die on the hog. Call them outcasts, call them savages—they’ve been called worse, by their own mothers—but Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard. He and his fellow half-orcs patrol the barren wastes of the Lot Lands, spilling their own damned blood to keep civilized folk safe. A rabble of hard-talking, hog-riding, whore-mongering brawlers they may be, but the Bastards are Jackal’s sworn brothers, fighting at his side in a land where there’s no room for softness. And once Jackal’s in charge—as soon as he can unseat the Bastards’ tyrannical, seemingly unkillable founder—there’s a few things they’ll do different. Better. Or at least, that’s the plan. Until the fallout from a deadly showdown makes Jackal start investigating the Lot Lands for himself. Soon, he’s wondering if his feelings have blinded him to ugly truths about this world, and the Bastards’ place in it. In a quest for answers that takes him from decaying dungeons to the frontlines of an ancient feud, Jackal finds himself battling invading orcs, rampaging centaurs, and grubby human conspiracies alike—along with a host of dark magics so terrifying they’d give even the heartiest Bastard pause. Finally, Jackal must ride to confront a threat that’s lain in wait for generations, even as he wonders whether the Bastards can—or should--survive. Delivered with a generous wink to Sons of Anarchy, featuring sneaky-smart worldbuilding and gobs of fearsomely foul-mouthed charm, The Grey Bastards is a grimy, pulpy, masterpiece—and a raunchy, swaggering, cunningly clever adventure that’s like nothing you’ve read before.

The Hollow Earth Chronicles

Author: Bryan Whelan
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524517100
Size: 17,53 MB
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A chance discovery of a large crevasse at the North Pole in the 1800s took our intrepid explorers into another world beneath the surface of the earth. It became one of the first encounters with people living in a place now called Hollow Earth. A hundred years later, another visitor had a less than friendly encounter. The three races of Hollow Earth had lived in peace for many centuries after a great war. But their world became threatened by a series of underground nuclear explosions that came from the surface. The people on the surface were totally ignorant of their existence and continued their explosions. Despite the Hollow Earth people being very cautious about retaliation, their patience had finally run out by the 2020s. The latest visitor became a pawn in a potential war that threatened every living thing on the surface. The Hollow Earths advanced technology meant that the surface dwellers were going to be in the fight of their lives, and they had no idea why.

The True Bastards

Author: Jonathan French
Editor: Orbit Books
ISBN: 9780356511665
Size: 11,52 MB
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'AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE - AND UNDENIABLY COOL - FANTASY MASTERWORK' Kirkus on The Grey Bastards Following the runaway success of Jonathan French's critically acclaimed fantasy adventure The Grey Bastards comes book two in the Lot Lands series - The True Bastards. LEAD FROM THE SADDLE. DARE TO SURVIVE. Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now she is the leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half-orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she took power, the True Bastards have struggled to survive. Tested to the breaking point by the burdens of leadership, Fetching battles desperately to stave off famine, desertion and the scorn of the other half-orc chieftains, even as orcs and humans alike threaten the Lots' very existence. Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at her from beyond the grave - and suddenly only one faint hope for salvation remains. A standout adventure fantasy debut that's down, dirty and damn good fun - perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz's Dwarves series and Stan Nicholl's Orcs series Praise for The Grey Bastards: 'Flithy, charistmastic and frankly excellent' Mark Lawrence 'A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice . . . Fans of Abercrombie's the First Law . . . will like this a lot' Django Wexler 'A bloody good tale of battle, betrayal and war pigs' Brian McClellan 'Jonathan French has to be lauded for his plot ingenuity, bawdry charm and vicious characters. The Grey Bastards has instantaneously catapulted him into my must-read list' Fantasy Book Critic 'I'd like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards' brilliance' Fantasy Faction BRING ON THE ORCS . . .

Tides Of Blood And Steel Book Ii Of The Northern Crusade

Author: Christian Warren Freed
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365892875
Size: 19,36 MB
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War has come to the North. The kingdoms of Rogscroft and Delranan are engaged in a bitter struggle that can only result in the total annihilation of an entire kingdom. Yet while the opposing armies battle, a new threat approaches that may tip the balance of power and give King Badron total control. Seeking new evidence of the Dae’shan, the last surviving wizard, Anienam Keiss, believes Bahr and the others are all that stand in the way of the dark gods’ return to Malweir. Bahr and his beleaguered band of allies search for an ancient book said to contain the whereabouts of the mythical Blud Hamr. The Dae’shan continue to manipulate the politics of the northern kingdoms from within the shadows, eager to drive the balance between light and good irrevocably evil. Once that balance is undone the way will be open for the dark gods to return and claim Malweir as their own once again. Darkness approaches as the flames of war burn brighter. One king shall stand. One shall fall.

The Grey Cloak

Author: Harold MacGrath
Editor: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
ISBN:
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Sixteenth century France was an exciting and turbulent setting for the story of The Grey Cloak. It was an especially good time to be alive if you were young, handsome, rich, titled and highly regarded by the French Court. The Chevalier du Cevennes was all of those, but he was about to discover that everything could change in a matter of minutes. First the Chevalier is banned from Paris, and then a falling-out with his father leaves him penniless...and worse. He takes ship and sails to the North American continent, New France. In Quebec he drops his title and is known only as Monsieur du Cevennes. Adventure follows adventure, and this story has more twists and turns than the back alleys of Paris. Can love be in Monsieur du Cevennes future? Will his title and fortunes be returned to him? Will he be reconciled with his father? The answer to these and many more questions will be found in the The Grey Cloak, a novel torn from the pages of history.

Danger Mouse S The Grey Album

Author: Charles Fairchild
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623561590
Size: 19,12 MB
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This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his 'art project' was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital creative practice. The album's suppression inspired widespread digital civil disobedience and brought a series of contests and conflicts over creative autonomy in the online world to mainstream awareness. The Grey Album highlighted, by its very form, the profound changes wrought by the new technology and represented the struggle over the tectonic shifts in the production, distribution and consumption of music. But this is not why it matters. The Grey Album matters because it is more than just a clever, if legally ambiguous, amalgam. It is an important and compelling case study about the status of the album as a cultural form in an era when the album appears to be losing its coherence and power. Perhaps most importantly, The Grey Album matters because it changes how we think about the traditions of musical practice of which it is a part. Danger Mouse created a broad, inventive commentary on forms of musical creativity that have defined all kinds of music for centuries: borrowing, appropriation, homage, derivation, allusion and quotation. The struggle over this album wasn't just about who gets to use new technology and how. The battle over The Grey Album struck at the heart of the very legitimacy of a long recognised and valued form of musical expression: the interpretation of the work of one artist by another.

The Grey God

Author: Lizzy Ford
Editor: Lizzy Ford
ISBN: 1623780462
Size: 18,35 MB
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The Grey God, Darian, can’t quite shake off the dark streak remaining after the thousands of years he spent enslaved by evil – or the memory of how the only woman he loved betrayed him. When given a second chance at life and love, Darian struggles to leave his past behind, before it destroys his future. The warrior destined to become his mate, Jenn, is accustomed to fighting – and defeating – dangerous men. But Darian isn’t just another powerful man, he’s immune to her mind reading talent and completely unpredictable, a trait sure to get anyone near him killed. Jenn feels trapped between the wild god and his enemies, who learn her fate long before Darian does. Rather than embrace her destiny at his side, Jenn defies it in an attempt to protect him and her own heart.

The Blue And The Grey

Author: M. J. Trow
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 178010622X
Size: 20,25 MB
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Introducing 19th-century private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series. April, 1865. Having been an eye witness to the assassination of President Lincoln, Matthew Grand, a former captain of the 3rd Cavalry of the Potomac, has come to London on an undercover assignment to hunt down the last of the assassin’s co-conspirators. Ambitious young journalist Jim Batchelor has been charged with writing a feature article on the visiting American, with the aim of getting the inside story on the assassination. Both men are distracted from their missions by the discovery of a body behind the Haymarket Theatre in London’s Soho district. It’s the latest in a series of grisly garrottings by a killer known as the Haymarket Strangler. As Grand and Batchelor team up to pursue their investigations through the dark underbelly of Victorian London, it becomes clear that there may be a disturbing connection between the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Haymarket Strangler.

Casino Infernale

Author: Simon R. Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110160705X
Size: 19,76 MB
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My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind. Unfortunately, I’ve had a falling-out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love and powerful witch, Molly Metcalf, and I are now in the employ of the Department of the Uncanny. We’ve been given an Extremely Important Assignment: Attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: Rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed—winner takes all, and losers give up their souls....

The Seventh Day

Author: Joy Dettman
Editor: Pan Australia
ISBN: 174334614X
Size: 19,69 MB
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A gripping post-apocalyptic tale from the acclaimed author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series The world as it was has been all but destroyed. Those few who survived the Great Ending are now ruled by an all-powerful group known as the Chosen, whose walled city encloses a diminishing population riddled with plague and threatened with extinction. Desperate to repopulate, the Chosen send searchers to capture every surviving female still living in the wild lands beyond the city for their new breeding stations. There is a girl with a name neither of her companions can remember, who is found by the Chosen's searchers living on a remote property. Since then, she has known little more than the life they enforce-a life dominated by their breeding program and genetic experimentation-while they immunise her and prepare to take her to their city. Then one afternoon a son of one of the Chosen arrives at the girl's farm, a boy who has fled from a life that he has come to find unbearable. His arrival sets in motion a chain of events which change the girl's life in ways she could not possibly have imagined-offering her a chance to regain the unthinkable-freedom. . .