Fantasy

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  • Book II of The Assiti Shards. The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The democratic ideals of the CPE have aroused the implacable hostility of the privileged and powerful who draw up secret plans against these upstarts from the future. But the USE is also working in secret. A group of West Virginians have secretly traveled to Venice to combat a plague - and hope to establish commercial ties with the powerful Ottoman Empire. Most important, they hope to establish private diplomatic ties with the Vatican. But a Venetian artisan involved with the West Virginians may cause all their plans to come to naught. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on whether to help him or stop him—and whether he succeeds or fails, the results may be catastrophic for the USE. Cover art by Tom Kidd.
  • 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.
  • 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. Cover art by Jim Burns.
  • In a near-future society a youth subculture of extreme violence rules the streets at night, speaking their own language, committing brutal rape and theft  and taking drugs.  Alex, the gang leader,  narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities who are intent on reforming him. But Alex and his droogs live for today, believing that tomorrow will never come... but it does...
  • 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.