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  • Ranger's Apprentice, Royal Ranger 1. After a senseless tragedy destroys his life, Will is obsessed with punishing those responsible - even if it means leaving the Ranger Corps. His worried friends must find a way to stop him taking such a dark path. It is Halt who suggests the solution: Will must take an apprentice. The candidate Halt has in mind surprises everyone - and it's a request Will cannot refuse. Training a rebellious, unwilling apprentice is hard enough. But when a routine mission uncovers a shocking web of crime, Will must decide where his priorities lie - finishing his quest for revenge, or saving innocent lives? Cover art by Shane Rebenschied. Previously published as Ranger's Apprentice Book XII - Royal Ranger.
  • The prequel to The Witcher. Geralt the Witcher -revered and hated -i s a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. He will always stand out with his white hair and piercing eyes, his cynicism and lack of respect for authority. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good... and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Cover art by Alejandro Colucci.
  • Dark Legacy of Shannara I. Tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. The dwindling Druid order is threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones, which once warded the lands and kept evil at bay. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous - as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins. Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. Whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. Cover art by Stephen Youll
  • Paul Rusesabagina was an ordinary man - a quiet manager of the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines in Rwanda. But on April 6, 1994, mobs with machetes became cold-blooded murderers and commenced a slaughter of 800,000 civilians in just 100 days. Read that again - 800,000 citizens.  Rusesabagina, with incredible courage, refused to bow to the madness that surrounded him. Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flattery, and deception, he offered shelter to more than twelve hundred members of the Tutsi clan and Hutu moderates, while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes. In his autobiography, he tells his story and explores the complexity of Rwanda's history and the insanity that turned friends and neighbours into killers.
  • A fifty year trip through rock and roll history. Ronnie's one of THE originals who tells his own story in his own words - his life, his loves, his family and friends, his music and art and survival against the odds. He's travelled the world with numerous bands - The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces, The Birds and of course - The Rolling Stones. Mayhem and hysteria invariably followed Ronnie on his adventure through the excess of rock 'n' roll, the booze flowed freely, the drugs got harder and his relationships, especially with the band and his family became increasingly more complex. So - this is Ronnie. Husband. father, grandfather, artist and rock star. With fabulous black and white and colour archival photos featuring greats from the music scene of the 70s.
  • Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton had always idolised the Spell Walkers - a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of spectres. The Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers and spectres take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures. Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of spectres has been growing bolder by the day. Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own - one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be. Brotherhood, love and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.
  • The year is 1798. Napoleon's naval forces are amassing in the Mediterranean, preparing to annex Egypt so he can claim the vast wealth of India. It is there the newly-promoted Commodore Richard Bolitho is sent with a small squadron of ships under his command to face the toughest commission of his career: ascertain the fighting strength of the French - then seek, find and bring them to battle.
  • It all began for Digory and Polly in eccentric Uncle Andrew's study. When Uncle Andrew tricks Polly into touching the magic ring, she vanishes into the Other World. Digory is aghast and determines immediately to go in search of her.  Not only does he find Polly, but together they listen to Alsan's  song as he creates the enchanted world of Narnia, full of sun, trees, flowers and animals. Cover art by Stephen Lavis.
  • In the time of Shakespeare, there was intense interest in gardens. Gardens not only provided beauty - they provided healing herbs, vegetables, fruit, perfumes and household remedies.  New plants were being brought to England from  all over the world and Elizabethan gardens reached a peak of beauty and complexity. This beautifully produced book features fourteen gardens: three gardens on properties owned by Shakespeare; three restorations of major Elizabethan period gardens; gardens in the United States inspired by and dedicated to the Bard; and the Canadian gardens of Stratford, Ontario and British Columbia. The author is one of the premier landscape photographers and each entry has a detailed description and  history of its creation; each photograph is accompanied by a substantial quotation from the play in which the plant or tree is referenced by the Bard.