The first original novel tying into the critically acclaimed and much-missed Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon The Battle of Serenity Valley was the turning point that led the Independents to their defeat at the hands of the Alliance. Yet the Browncoats had held the valley for weeks against all odds, before being ordered to lay down their arms. Command stated they refused to send in airpower because the ground war was "too hot". But the soldiers who were there insist that was not true.... While picking up a new cargo on Persephone, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance all those years ago. As old comrades and old rivals crawl out of the woodwork, Mal must prove his innocence, but his captors are desperate and destitute, and will settle for nothing less than the culprits blood.
©2019 Firefly TM & Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
The second original novel from the much-missed Space Western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity A cosmic cry for help Captain Mal Reynolds is in a fix. Hed like nothing more than to find honest smuggling work that stays under the Alliances radar and keeps the good ship Serenity in the sky. But when an old flame of Jayne Cobbs sends a desperate plea across the galaxy, his crew has other ideas. A cutthroat bandit On the arid, far-flung world of Thetis, the terrifying Elias Vandal is threatening to overrun the town of Coogans Bluff with his trigger-happy army. He wants control of the only thing standing between its people and dustbowl ruin: their water supply. The magnificent nine When the crew land at the hardscrabble desert outpost, they discover two things: a savage outlaw gang who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and that Jaynes former girlfriend, Temperance, is single-handedly raising a teenage daughter, born less than a year after she and Jayne parted ways. A daughter by the name of Jane McCloud....
©2019 James Lovegrove (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
It is the autumn of 1880, and Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan. Badly injured and desperate to forget a nightmarish expedition that left him doubting his sanity, Watson is close to destitution when he meets the extraordinary Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. Several bodies have been found, the victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, and yet they were reported alive and well mere days before. Moreover, there are disturbing reports of creeping shadows that inspire dread in any who stray too close. Holmes deduces a connection between the deaths and a sinister drug lord who is seeking to expand his criminal empire. Yet both he and Watson are soon forced to accept that there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. Forces that can be summoned, if one is brave - or mad - enough to dare
©2016 James Lovegrove (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate that they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should "space" it out of the airlock, for it contains, she insists, ghosts. With supplies running low, the crew desperately needs another payday but soon finds itself paralyzed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality. River is the only one unaffected. She desperately tries to awaken her crew mates, while the fantasies turn sour and the ship begins to spin out of control.
©2020 Firefly TM & Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
In the sixth title featuring Donna Leon's ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent. In the course of his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister - something that places her own life in imminent danger? A beautiful, suspense-filled novel, Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.
©1997 Donna Leon (P)2018 Recorded Books
The stunning novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Age of Odin, in which the worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft collide It is the autumn of 1910, and for 15 long years, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson have battled Rlluhloig, the Hidden Mind that was once Professor James Moriarty. Europe is creeping inexorably towards war, and a more cosmic conflict is nearing its zenith, as in a single night all the most eminent members of the Diogenes Club die horribly, seemingly by their own hands. Holmes suspects it is the handiwork of a German spy working for Rlluhloig, but his search for vengeance costs an old friend his life. The companions retreat to Holmess farm on the Sussex Downs, and it is not long before a client comes calling. Three young women have disappeared from the nearby town of Newford, and the locals have no doubt who is responsible. For legend has it that strange amphibious creatures dwell in a city on the seabed, coming ashore every few centuries to take fresh captives. As Holmes and Watson seek out the terrifying interlopers, the scene is set for the final battle that will bring them face to face with the Sussex Sea-Devils, and perhaps with Cthulhu himself....
©2018 James Lovegrove (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Automne 1880. Le Dr John Watson rentre tout juste d'Afghanistan. Blessé et prêt à tout pour oublier une expédition cauchemardesque qui l'a conduit à douter de sa santé mentale, Watson voit sa vie changer lorsqu'il fait la connaissance de l'extraordinaire Sherlock Holmes. Le détective enquête sur une série de décès survenus dans le quartier londonien de Shadwell. Plusieurs victimes qui semblent mortes d'avoir été affamées pendant des semaines ont été retrouvées, alors que des témoins les ont vues vivantes et en bonne santé à peine quelques jours plus tôt... De plus, d'inquiétants témoignages évoquent des ombres furtives qui effrayeraient quiconque les approcherait. Holmes établit un lien entre les morts et un sinistre baron de la drogue qui cherche à étendre son empire criminel. Cependant, Watson et lui sont bientôt obligés d'admettre que des forces sont à l'uvre dont la puissance dépasse l'imagination. Des forces que l'on peut invoquer, à condition d'être assez audacieux ou assez fou...
©2018 Bragelonne (P)2021 Audible Studios
The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and claimed dominion over the earth, dividing it into warring factions. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent of the gods influence. There, he encounters the followers of a humanist leader known as the Lightbringer, who has vowed to rid mankind of the shackles of divine oppression. As the world heads towards an apocalyptic battle, there is far more to this freedom fighter than it seems.
©2010 James Lovegrove (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd
It is the spring of 1895, and more than a decade of combating eldritch entities has cost Dr. John Watson his beloved wife Mary, and has nearly broken the health of Sherlock Holmes. Yet the companions do not hesitate when they are called to the infamous Bedlam lunatic asylum, where they find an inmate speaking in Rlyehian, the language of the Old Ones. Moreover, the man is horribly scarred and has no memory of who he is. The detectives discover that the inmate was once a scientist, a student of Miskatonic University, and one of two survivors of a doomed voyage down the Miskatonic River to capture the semi-mythical shoggoth. Yet how has he ended up in London, without his wits? And when the man is taken from Bedlam by forces beyond normal mortal comprehension, it becomes clear that there is far more to the case than one disturbed Bostonian. It is only by learning what truly happened on that fateful New England voyage that Holmes and Watson will uncover the truth, and learn who is behind the Miskatonic monstrosity....
©2019 James Lovegrove (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
The date is 4 Jaguar 1 Monkey 1 House November 25th 2012 by the old reckoning and the Aztec Empire rules the world. The Aztecs' reign is one of cruel and ruthless oppression, encompassing regular human sacrifice. In the jungle-infested city of London, one man defies them: the masked vigilante known as the Conquistador. Then the Conquistador is recruited to spearhead an uprising and discovers a terrible truth about the Aztecs and their gods. The clock is ticking. Apocalypse looms, unless the Conquistador can help assassinate the mysterious, immortal Aztec emperor, the Great Speaker. But his mission is complicated by Mal Vaughn, a police detective who is on his trail, determined to bring him to justice.
©2012 James Lovegrove (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd
The Olympians appeared a decade ago, living incarnations of the ancient Greek gods on a mission to bring permanent order and stability to the world. Resistance has proved futile, and now humankind is under the jackboot of divine oppression. Until former London Police Officer Sam Akehurst receives an invitation too tempting to turn down: the chance to join a small band of guerrilla rebels armed with high-tech weapons and battlesuits. Calling themselves the Titans, they square off against the Olympians and their ferocious mythological monsters in a war of attrition which some will not survive.
©2010 James Lovegrove (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd
Gideon Coxall was a good soldier but bad at everything else, until a roadside explosive device leaves him with one deaf ear and a British Army half-pension. So when he hears about the Valhalla Project, its like a dream come true. Theyre recruiting former service personnel for excellent pay, no questions asked, to take part in unspecified combat operations. The last thing Gid expects is to find himself fighting alongside ancient Viking gods. The world is in the grip of one of the worst winters it has ever known, and Ragnarök - the fabled final conflict of the Sagas - is looming.
©2015 James Lovegrove (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd
New York Times best-selling author James Lovegroves continues the story of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, as five years later, another monstrous creature stalks across Dartmoor.... The year 1894. The monstrous Hound of the Baskervilles has been dead for five years, along with its no less monstrous owner, the naturalist Jack Stapleton. Sir Henry Baskerville is living contentedly at Baskerville Hall with his new wife, Audrey, and their three-year-old son, Harry. Until, that is, Audreys lifeless body is found on the moors, drained of blood. It would appear some fiendish creature is once more at large on Dartmoor and has, like its predecessor, targeted the unfortunate Baskerville family. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are summoned to Sir Henrys aid, and our heroes must face a marauding beast that is the very stuff of nightmares. It seems that Stapleton may not have perished in the Great Grimpen Mire after all, as Holmes believed, and is hell-bent on revenge....
©2020 James Lovegrove (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The fifth original novel from the much-loved space western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity. Deadly disease Months after Inara leaves Serenity, Mal and the crew finally learn the reason for her sudden departure: She is dying of a terminal illness. It is Kiehls Myeloma, a form of cancer thats supposedly incurable, and Inara has very little time left. A disreputable scientist Through their shock and despair, rumors of a cure reach the crew. Expert Esau Weng is said to have developed a means to treat Inaras condition, but he has been disgraced and incarcerated for life on a notorious Alliance prison planet. An infamous prison On Atata planet, inmates are abandoned with no guards and left to survive as best they can. Whats more, terraforming the planet did not take properly, so the world is a frozen wasteland. To save Inara, the Serenity crew must infiltrate the prison....
©2021 James Lovegrove (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing