NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again. After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down. But he is too late. The secret has already passed into the hands of information broker Lorn Pavan, which places him right at the top of Darth Maul´s hit list. Then, in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, Lorn crosses paths with Darsha Assant, a Jedi Padawan on a mission to earn her Knighthood. Now the future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy? This special edition features an all-new Darth Maul short story as well as ´´Star Wars:® Darth Maul: Saboteur´´-both written by New York Times bestselling author James Luceno!
The first book in a brand-new series set in ancient Japan from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons...a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together When destiny calls, legends rise.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the second novel in a trilogy about the land we´re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love? Book Two of The Cousins O´Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O´Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It´s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can´t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape-by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna´s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor´s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess?things Connor has always taken for granted-until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor´s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself-and their friendship-to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves? Don´t miss the other books in the Cousins O´Dwyer Trilogy Dark Witch Blood Magick
For the first time in print as a special hardcover edition, Brent Weeks´s blockbuster novella Perfect Shadow tells the origin story of the Night Angel trilogy´s most enigmatic character: Durzo Blint. Also includes the short story, I, Nightangel. Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He´s also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he´s worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he´s become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hrothan Steelbender, Tal Drakkan, Rebus Nimble. But when Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world´s finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan-and-crimelord Gwinvere Kirena, what he finds may destroy everything he´s ever believed in.
For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia´s capital. Soon the family´s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labour, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood - the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival. Displaying the author´s extraordinary gift for language, In the Shadow of the Banyanis testament to the transcendent power of narrative and a brilliantly wrought tale of human resilience.
Monster High´s Frankie and Draculaura are accidentally transported to Ever After High and meet Raven Queen and Apple White. The girls discover that the Evil Queen has escaped her mirror prison in search of the ultimate power, hidden in Shadow High. Along with Brooke Page, the girls must save the World of Stories from the evil that lurks in Shadow High.
Roy is still young when his father, a failed dentist and hapless fisherman, commits suicide on the deck of his boat. Throughout his life, Roy returns to that moment, gripped by its memory and the shadow it casts over his small-town boyhood. Finally, Roy lays his father´s ghost to rest. But not before he exacts a gruelling, exhilarating revenge.
´Epic in every sense´ - Sunday Times The fourth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al´Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn. But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One, a power that drives men to madness, a power that may save or damn the world. ´With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal´ New York Times ´A fantasy phenomenon´ SFX The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter´s Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)
After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. The Annals will be returned to Khatovar, eight thousand miles away, a city that may exist only in legend...the origin of the first Free Companies. Every step of the way the Company is hounded by shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march every southward, through bug infested jungle, rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates, and cities, dead and living, haunted by the passage of the Company north, their numbers grow until they are thousands strong. But always they are watched--by the Shadowmasters--a deadly new enemy: twisted creature that deal in darkness and death: powerful, shadowy creatures bent on smothering the world in their foul embrace. This is the first round in a deadly game, a game that the Black Company cannot ea hope to win. At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
In a book without words, a young girl creates imaginative stories with fantastical worlds using the shadows of such everyday objects as a vacuum, a shoe, and an apple, transforming them with the click of a lamp switch.