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  • Book II of The Ouroboros Cycle.  London, 1888.  A madman is terrorising the East End of London.  But Dr Varanus Shasavani has far more pressing concerns than a lunatic in Whitechapel.  Her charitable hospital is under siege by gang lords, her English cousins are threatening to steal her inheritance and her best friend is obsessed with Gothic novels.  Not only all that, her son Friedrich has befriended an American who talks endlessly of wellness and yoghurt and her bodyguard is pestering her to return home to Georgia, half a world away.  It seems everyone - friends, enemies and 'Saucy Jack' - conspire to interrupt her work.  But Varanus did not become immortal just to let mad killers and distant relations get in the way of scientific progress.  Though supernatural conspiracies and very human monsters confront her at every turn, she will stand firm against all the odds.  After all, she is accustomed to fighting for what is rightfully hers... Illustrated by Laurence Gullo.
  • Book I of Sword of Shadows. When Raif and Drey Sevrance return home to their clan as the only survivors of a vicious attack in which their father and clan chief were killed, everything changes for Raif.  Uneasy with the new chief's brutal reign and his brother's acceptance of it, Raif welcomes his Uncle Angus Lok's invitation to accompany him to Spire Vanis. Asarhia March - Ash for short - is the beautiful ward of Penthero Iss, Overlord of Spire Vanis.  When Ash discovers that he plans to imprison her, she flees and is cornered at the City gates by the Elite Guards.  But Angus  Lok dives into the midst of the Guards and snatches her to safety.  Angus knows this girl will develop powers as she grows to womanhood - she could destroy herself and the world if she doesn't know how to control them.  Only Raif can protect her on her journey to understanding. Cover art by Greg Call.
  • When Raif and Drey Sevrance return home to their clan as the only survivors of a vicious attack in which their father and clan chief were killed, everything changes for Raif.  Uneasy with the new chief's brutal reign and his brother's acceptance of it, Raif welcomes his Uncle Angus Lok's invitation to accompany him to Spire Vanis. Asarhia March - Ash for short - is the beautiful ward of Penthero Iss, Overlord of Spire Vanis.  When Ash discovers that he plans to imprison her, she flees and is cornered at the City gates by the Elite Guards.  But Angus  Lok dives into the midst of the Guards and snatches her to safety.  Angus knows this girl will develop powers as she grows to womanhood - she could destroy herself and the world if she doesn't know how to control them.  Only Raif can protect her on her journey to understanding.

  • Book II of A Song Of Ice And Fire.  Two great leaders - Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon - who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. A princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
  • Set in the United States of the future, Dr. Joshua Christian's work as a clinical psychologist presents him with a bitter tableau of people spiritually impoverished by too much change: political, climatic, idealogical. His deep compassion and personal magnetism have created a devout following among his patients, but living and working in the backwater of a Connecticut town, he yearns to reach out and help on a larger scale. Dr Judith Carriol, a brilliant  senior official from the Department of the Environment is as ambitious and career-oriented as she is Machiavellian. She recognises in Joshua the personification of her desire to influence history. Together the embark on a crusade to regenerate the country's morale by radically changing its peoples' outlook. Judith engineers the plot, Joshua must execute it  and on a tour of the winter-devastated country, he turns the tour into a pilgrimage that touches and renews the despairing hearts of the people.

  • Book VII of Crown of Stars. King Henry's kingdom is ravaged by internecine warfare, in a conflict both long and bloody. The bitter in-fighting in the court and the ceaseless attrition of the raiders have weakened his reign and sapped his strength. And the spell holding the exiled Ashioi from the world has failed and the land, ravaged by the cataclysm of their return is only just beginning to recover. New alliances are made and old ones broken while Sanglant struggles to legitimise his own leadership. The returned Ashioi are gathering to protect and expand their reclaimed territory. Stronghand has begun a march of conquest into Sanglant's realm. Adelheid and Antonia have made an unholy alliance and Sabella and Duke Conrad are moving to seize Sanglant's crown. Cover art by Melvin Grant.
  • Book VII of Wheel of Time. Elaine, Aviendha and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal   that may reverse the world's endless heatwave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather women who can channel - Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones and others. Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey...Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet.

  • Book V of A Song Of Ice And Fire. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance - beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skin-changers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.
  • Book IV of  Mortal Engines. It's six months after the tumultuous adventures on Brighton and Wren Natsworthy and her father Tom have taken to the skies in their airship, the Jenny Haniver. Wren is loving life as an aviatrix but Tom is troubled by Hester's disappearance and the old wound caused by Pennyroyal's bullet.  Then a fluke encounter with a familiar face sets him thinking about the ruins of London and the possibility of going back. Meanwhile, the fragile truce between the Green Storm and the Traction Cities splinters and hostilities break out again. Events are set on a collision course as things end where they began, with London. Cover art by David Frankland.