Number-One New York Times Best Seller An Amazon Best Book of 2020 A thrilling and addictive new novel - a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth - set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages "Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth].... A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series." (The Washington Post) It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in.... A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic.... A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.
Â©2020 Ken Follett (P)2020 Penguin Audio
As he looked at life... ...surrounded by the trappings of success... Austin wondered, is there anything else?Â He made it to the top. As CEO of an asteroid mining company, Austin has accomplished everything he ever wanted in business. Now, he needs more. To get away he turns to a fantasy video game.Â Is virtual reality the answer?Â Should he pick, elf, gnome, caster, or swordsman?Â He just wants peace and quiet, play as a dwarf, build a house, do some smithing and character building. His idea of the perfect fantasy game. Then he learns their secret.Â Deceit hides in the shadows.Â And the truth is all around.Â Austin will need to level up.Â If he gets caught, it means death. Heâll need help along the way. How can he convince anyone theyâre slaves in a bigger game and stay under the radar? If Earth was a simulation and the game was real... Who can he trust?Â Youâll get hooked on this first book (of 11) in the Emerilia LitRPG series, because the characters grow and advance in the most believable of ways and the plot twists are fantastic. Any sufficiently advanced virtual reality makes it indistinguishable from reality. Get it now.Â
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2017 Michael Chatfield
As the Stone Raiders come into a time of peace, they set upon building up their guild hall and getting back to raiding. Without the worries of immediate battles and constant quests, Dave and Party Zero are free to pursue their passions. New discoveries will be made and advances taken. They've got big plans and ideas for the future. What they start now will form and shape that future. In this time of change, possibilities will rise, and opportunities will be grasped. It's time to build for the future.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2018 Michael Chatfield
One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanityâs new homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanityâs most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder. Assisted by Phoenixâs marine commander Trace Thakur, Erik and Phoenix are forced to go on the run as they seek to unravel the conspiracy behind their captainâs demise, pursued to the death by their own fleet. What they discover about the truth behind the wars and the nature of humanityâs ancient alien allies will shake the sentient galaxy to its core.
Â©2015 Joel Shepherd (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Original stories set in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series.Â The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more. Sequel to the best-selling anthology Black Tide Rising.Â Â Civilization had fallen. Everyone who survived the plague lived through the Fall, that terrible autumn when life as they had known it ended in blood and chaos.Â Â Nuclear-attack submarines facing sudden and unimaginable crises. Paid hunters on a remote island suddenly cut off from any hope of support. Elite assassins. Never-made-it retirees. Bong-toting former soldiers. There were seven and a half billion stories of pain and suffering, courage, hope, and struggle crying out from history: Remember us.Â Â These are their stories. These are the Voices of the Fall.Â Â Contributors:Â John RingoÂ John BirminghamÂ Sarah A. HoytÂ Travis S. TaylorÂ Michael Z. WilliamsonÂ Jody Lynn NyeÂ Robert BuettnerÂ Brendan DuBoisÂ Dave FreerÂ Mike MassaÂ Griffin BarberÂ Rob HampsonÂ Michael Gants
Â©2019 John Ringo & Gary Poole; Content from John Ringo, Mike Massa, Sarah A. Hoyt, Rob Hampson, Travis S. Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, Lynn Nye, Brendan DuBois, Robert Buettner, Dave Freer, Griffin Barber, Michael Gants, and John Birmingham. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
"[A] riveting, andÂ original, achievement." (WIRED) From award-winning Spanish author Ray Loriga comes a dystopian novel about authority, manipulation, and the disappearance of privacyÂ that âcalls to mind The Handmaidâs TaleÂ by Margaret Atwood [and]Â Blindness by JosÃ© Saramagoâ (Alfaguara Prize Winner Citation). Ten long years have passed since war first broke out, and one couple still does not know the whereabouts of their children, or what their country is even fighting for. They follow orders and their lives go by simply, routinely, until - one day - a mute boy walks onto their property. When the authorities announce that the area needs to be evacuated and that everyone must relocate to âthe transparent cityâ, the three leave together. At first, the city proves to be a paradise: a stunning glass dome of endless highways, buildings, trains, and markets. Everything its inhabitants need is provided to them - food, protection, shelter - and the family quickly, unquestioningly, settles into their new life. But, soon, a sinister underlay begins to emerge. Neither secrets nor walls are permitted here, and strict order, authoritarian calm, and transparency must always reign supreme. In a society in which everything private is public, the most chilling portent of our future emerges. Surrender is an urgent novel about dignity and rebellion and the lengths we go to preserve love, hope, and humanity. "Loriga envisions in this gripping tale an unsettling dystopia in which all secrets are forbidden.... This memorable page-turner will appeal to fans of Brave New World." (Publishers Weekly)
Â©2017 Ray Loriga. English Translation Â© 2020 by Carolina De Robertis. (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Regan was a robotics scientist that caused the robot takeover of the world. When his last creation finally completes his plan to free himself, it destroys the world in the process. Destruction offers him a second chance to test his wits and cunning in another world. Now tasked with a goal that would upset the balance of a new world, Regan might be a bit more than the people of the world can handle.Â This is an alternative retelling of the first Dungeon Robotics book: Establish. All the characters have been altered slightly, and there are new characters. Only the initial chapters have a resemblance to the first book and quickly change paths to a darker side of things.
Â©2020 Matthew Peed (P)2020 Tantor
Pandoraâs box has been opened. The Pantheon of Emerilia has gone through tremendous changes the event of Myths and Legends suppressed.Â Warships now move in the stars, made of soul-gem constructs, built by mages and engineers, crewed by those who lived on Emerilia or within Earthâs simulation. The Deqâual system stands with Emerilia, their brothers and sisters, and their family and fellow human descendants. The Jukal Empire will not let Emerilia rise peacefully.Â As empires grow, so, too, can they be toppled. Only one can remain; in their biggest gamble yet, they must pass through the fires of war, empire against empire.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2019 Michael Chatfield
As the fight for Boran-al's Citadel draws to a close, Dave's learned one important lesson: To protect what he cares for, he's going to have to become stronger. He can't just sit back in Cliff-Hill and take things easy. Emerilia is filled with danger as well as possibilities. It's time that Dave becomes a Master Smith.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2017 Michael Chatfield
The Aleph were nearly wiped out for tampering with technology borne from Jukal Portals. The Demons of Devil Crater were almost turned to a footnote in history for rebelling against the Dark God. The Beast Kin were seen as a threat with their natural high affinities. Now all of these races have started to come back - the first stage in Bob's plan to save Emerilia. With the Stone Raider's help, the Aleph have recovered their cities, stepping down the path to reviving their society. Now the Demon's and Beast Kin of Devil's Crater ask the Stone Raiders to once again stand with an exiled race. This is their land, and they will fight the pantheon and Jukal to the bitter end in order to defend it.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2018 Michael Chatfield
Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her - Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragon-slaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so he'd signed his own death warrant. Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. A reckoning is brewing, and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war?
Â©2015 Julie Kagawa (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first.
Â©2015 Leigh Bardugo (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Are you ready to feel better, look better, and heal the planet at the same time? Then it's time to revolutionize your health from the inside out.Â With The Plant-Based Solution, leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn shows how everyone can cultivate optimal well-being with a whole-foods, plant-based diet.Â Â Known as America's Healthy Heart Doc, Dr. Kahn has already helped thousands of people prevent and reverse heart disease. But what about other chronic conditions, such as adult diabetes, obesity, gut health, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease, and even low sex drive? It turns out that all these conditions and more can be improved with a plant-based diet-and Dr. Kahn has the evidence to prove it.Â Â Drawing from decades of experience, Dr. Kahn brings together a wealth of scientific research and in-depth case studies to clearly demonstrate how you can take charge of your own health.
Â©2018 Joel K. Kahn; Foreword copyright 2018 by John Mackey (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
The stunning sequel to instant New York Times best seller Wicked Saints "Ruthless Gods opens the door to a world of fallen gods and eldritch horrors.... Gruesome, grotesque, and so, so glorious." (Erin A. Craig, New York Times best-selling author of House of Salt and Sorrows) Nadya doesnât trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesnât belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who - and what - heâs become. As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. Their paths are being orchestrated by someone...or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet - those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer. In her dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in her Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless.Â "Ruthless Gods will leave fans demanding the final installment in the trilogy." (Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray)Â A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books
Â©2020 Emily A. Duncan (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection...she was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger.... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. Step inside the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Selection series with these two captivating novellas. Also includes additional scenes from The Prince, a teaser to The One, a Q&A with author Kiera Cass, and more!
Â©2014 Kiera Cass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
A detective and FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case - but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in this intense thriller. Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown - Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology - they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. Their parents are public intellectuals, an Ivy League clinical psychologist and a renowned psychiatrist, and they brought up their adopted children in a rarefied, experimental environment. It sheltered them from the world's harsh realities, but it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs. In Los Angeles, Detective Garrett Dobbs and FBI Agent Jessica Gimble have joined forces to work a murder that seems like a dead cinch. Their chief suspect is quickly identified and apprehended - but then there's another killing just like the one they've been investigating. And another. And not just in Los Angeles - the spree spreads across the country. The Fitzgerald family comes to the investigators' attention, but Dobbs and Gimble are at a loss - if one of the four is involved, which Fitzgerald might it be? From coastal California to upstate New York, Dobbs and Gimble race against time and across state lines to stop an ingenious and deeply deranged killer - one whose dark and twisted appetites put them outside the range of logic or experience.
Â©2020 James Patterson and J. D. Barker (P)2020 Hachette Audio
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.Â Â In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.Â Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncanâs devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.
Â©2019 Emily A. Duncan (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Centuries ago, the followers of the new gods defeated the old gods and the folk of legend, banishing them from the world of man. With their departure, magic faded from the land.Â The Milesian Accords had provisions for a new challenge, though, and the Exiled Gods have sent their minions back to our world to seek out a champion to fight for them and a druid able to wield the magic needed to fulfill the challenge.Â A descendant of the druid who participated in the original challenge, Liam Knox doesnât know anything about the Accords or his ancestors, but those seeking to maintain the status quo are hunting him, and the beings of myth are doing their best to convince him to help the Exiled Gods return to the world of man, bringing magic back with them.Â Liam is faced with a choice he doesnât want, and if he chooses wrong, he risks more than his own life - he could end the world as we know it. And heâs running out of time to decide.
Â©2017 Jon R. Osborne (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons - before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake - until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
Â©2017 Ashley Poston (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
New novel in John Ringo's Black Tide Rising series. From his corner office on the 44th floor of the Bank of the Americas tower on Wall Street, Tom Smith, global managing director for security, could see the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park - and a ravening zombie horde.Â Â Officially, Smith was paid to preserve the lives and fortunes of employees, billionaires, and other clients. And with an implacable virus that turned the infected into ravenous zombies tearing through the city, the country, and the world, his job just got a lot harder.Â Â Good thing Smith, late of the Australian special forces, isnât a man to give up easily. But saving civilization is going to take more than the traditional banking toolbox of lawyers, guns, and money. Smith needs infected human spinal tissue to formulate a vaccine - and he needs it by the truckload. To get it, he will have to forge a shady alliance with both the politicians of the City of New York and some of its less savory entrepreneurs.Â Â But all of his back-alley dealing may amount to nothing if he canât stave off the fast-moving disease as it sweeps across the planet, leaving billions dead in its wake. And if he fails, his only fallback is an incomplete plan to move enough personnel to safe havens and prepare to restart civilization.Â Â Whatâs more, there are others who have similar plans - and believe it or not, theyâre even less charitable than a Wall Street investment banker. Sooner or later, Smith will have to deal with them.Â Â But first he has to survive the fall.Â Â A new novel in John Ringoâs best-selling Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series.
Â©2018 John Ringo and Mike Massa (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
History has never been more fun - or more intoxicating. Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern man, but booze, sex, trash talk, and tripping built our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged research and lively insight to uncover the many and magnificent ways vice has influenced history, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a major victory for women's rights to the beer that helped create - and destroy - South America's first empire. And Evans goes deeper than simply writing about ancient debauchery; he recreates some of history's most enjoyable (and most painful) vices and includes guides so you can follow along at home. You'll learn how to: Trip like a Greek philosopher Rave like your Stone Age ancestors Get drunk like a Sumerian Smoke a nose pipe like a pre-Columbian Native American A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A Brief History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide.
Â©2016 Robert Evans (P)2016 Penguin Audio
A hardened group of survivors fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive - he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America. Smith's teenage daughters have become zombie hunters of unparalleled skill, both at land and on the sea, and they may hold the key to the rebirth of civilization on a devastated planet.
Â©2015 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A new novel in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series. The sequel to The Valley of Shadows. Tom Smith used to be somebody. Now he's just another refugee, fleeing the smoking ruins of civilization.Â Well, maybe not just another refugee.Â Late of the Bank of the Americas where he used to be the global managing director for security, Tom and his fellow survivors watched New York City burn. His plan to the save New York long enough to find a cure for the zombie virus hadn't survived the bloody scrimmage between angry cops, cunning gangsters, and rapacious City officials.Â Now only millions of infected humans, driven mad by the highly infectious tailored rabies virus, inhabited the city.Â But Tom and some trusted allies were able to stay one step ahead and escaped offshore. Now they're holed up in a safe house in coastal Virginia and it's time to break out.Â Between him and his objective, one of the bank's prepared evacuation camps in the Cumberland Valley, are hundreds of miles of clogged roads, burnt-out towns, and howling mobs of infected humans who know only hunger. He must corral his motley team, complete with middle-schoolers, to navigate the treacherous landscape.Â And yet he feels his odds are good.Â But there's always someone smarter. And they like things just the way they are.Â Without a fat checkbook and the team of hired spec-ops mercenaries it used to bring, how will Tom Smith fend off entrepreneurial marauders, a brilliant sociopath or two, and a kill-count hungry member of the E-4 mafia?Â And if he pulls it off, no one is sure how they will they re-start civilization.Â But Tom Smith has the spark of an idea.
Â©2019 John Ringo and Mike Massa (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story.
In summer 2009 Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourdwere hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.
In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" finally tell their side of the story. They recount the deception that lured them into Iran in the first place and describe the psychological torment of interrogation and solitary confinement. We follow them as they make surprising alliances with their fellow prisoners and even some of their captors, while their own bonds with one another are tested and deepened. Told through a bold and innovative interweaving of the authors' three voices, here is a rare glimpse inside Iran and a timeless portrayal of hardship and hope.
Â©2014 Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
A new novel in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series by Nebula- and Dragon Award-nominated author Charles E. Gannon. Castaways in a zombie plague Six kids ranging from suburban geeks to street-smart pariahs. A British captain who rarely talks and never smiles. All on the 70-foot pilothouse ketch Crosscurrent Voyager, bound on a senior summer cruise to adventure and serious fun. Except most of the kids donât get along. And theyâll be gone all summer. And none of them have sailed before. And worst of all - because they booked at the last minute - they got the destination nobody else wanted: the frigid and remote South Georgia Islands. But thereâs one other hitch: Theyâll never see their families or friends again. Because just days after they leave, a plague starts spreading like wildfire, turning most of its survivors into shrieking, cannibalistic rage-monsters. So with their past dying as fast as the world that shaped it, the kidsâ hated destination becomes their one hope for survival. But itâs an uncertain hope. Not only are other hostile survivors headed there, but South Georgia Island is unable to support permanent habitation. So if the strange crew of the Voyager doesnât come up with a further plan, they are - in every sense - heading straight toward the end of the world.Â
Â©2020 Charles E. Gannon (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
From the New York Times, USA Today, and international best-selling author of the Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series comes the fiery, hugely anticipated finale of the Talon Saga.Â What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love, and enemies turned allies who have no choice but to fight side by side.Â Don't miss the epic conclusion as Ember, Riley, and Garrett face off against Dante and the Talon dragon clones. Join them...or burn.Â
Â©2018 Julie Kagawa (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing. A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in 16th-century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the loss of all that he held sacred. The characters in The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly imaginative debut, are as varied as any in recent literature, but they share a thirst for adventure that sends them rushing full tilt toward the moral crossroads, becoming victims and perpetrators along the way. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz's stories of identity, abandonment, and fierce love come together in a daring, arresting vision.
Â©2017 Chanelle Benz (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
When the flu season struck America, it impaired the population, crippling what the collected power of the people were capable of doing to fight the outbreak. Unfortunately, it was not the same for everyone. There were three types of people. The first had no diseases, the second had the flu, and the third were busy fostering a zombie virus that was going to bring the nation to its knees. This story isn't about heroes, there are no guarantees. This is a story about Mike and his family, and what they have to endure to survive. If they want to see another day, they are going to need the help of their neighbors and friends. The situations leaving the main characters in the depths of hell are only outweighed by the comical situations that they get put in. There's no telling what or who is going to survive. Those that survive must fight or take flight and in some cases do both. Civilization will be something new when dawn's light falls on the Earth for the second day of the apocalypse.
Â©2019 Mike Evans (P)2020 Tantor
The challenge approaches! Centuries ago, the followers of the new gods defeated the people of the old gods in a challenge of champions. The folk of legend were banished from the world, and magic faded from the land. The Milesian Accords, however, provided for a new challenge, and the time for that challenge is running out. Erin Donnelly, the proclaimed Champion of the Exiled Folk, is marooned in the otherworldly Glaswold after an assassination attempt. The fortress Dunos Scaith vanished, and Erinâs daughter disappeared with it. She has to find her daughter, finish her training, and make it back to the World of Man before the deadline. Liam Knox, the Druid of the Accords, faces tests both domestic and mystical in rural Illinois. Liam must rally his allies in the wake of loss, mentor a son who has discovered magic, and deal with supernatural entities meddling in his life. All the while, Liamâs enemies circle closer, hunting the druid, his family, and his friends. Only together can the Druid and the Champion face the Challenge and survive. If they fail, more than their lives hang in the balance. If they win, it could change the world as we know it. But first they must master their tangled fate.
Â©2019 Jon R. Osborne (P)2020 Podium Publishing
2018 Dragon Award Finalist - Best Fantasy Novel Centuries ago, the followers of the new gods defeated the old gods, and the folk of legend were banished from the world. With their departure, magic faded from the land. However, the Milesian Accords provided for a new challenge, and its time rapidly approaches. The descendant of the druid who participated in the original challenge, Liam Knox, must forge the sword for the Champion to wield, and write the next set of Accords. Time is running out, though, and the minions of the new gods will stop at nothing to ensure he fails in his tasks. The descendent of the legendary hero Cu Chulainn, Erin Donnelly, has gone to Dunos Scaith, a fortress out of time and space, to train for the Challenge to come. Interruptions and distractions abound, though, including the potential for new love...and she is being hunted as well. Both Druid and Champion are running out of time as the Challenge approaches - a challenge that could end the world as we know it - and neither is likely to be ready in time. They must trust in each other and their friends...but what if that trust is misplaced?
Â©2018 Jon R. Osborne (P)2019 Podium Publishing
The best-selling author and recipient of the 2018 Holberg Prize, Cass R. Sunstein, explores how more information can make us happy or miserable, and why we sometimes avoid it - but sometimes seek it out. How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the giant vat of popcorn that we bought on our way into the movie theater? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week's weather forecast for Paris if we are not in Paris? In Too Much Information, Cass Sunstein examines the effects of information on our lives. Policymakers emphasize "the right to know", but Sunstein takes a different perspective, arguing that the focus should be on human well-being and what information contributes to it. Government should require companies, employers, hospitals, and others to disclose information not because of a general "right to know" but when the information in question would significantly improve people's lives.
Â©2020 Cass R. Sunstein (P)2020 Tantor
Friendly is not the best explanation for this zombie outbreak. Book four continues with your favorite characters while introducing you to more of the ac. Follow as the dead hunt the living with a hunger that will never be tamed. The action, humor, and never knowing what happens next continues! Who will survive, who will perish?
Â©2019 Mike Evans (P)2020 Tantor
Raise. Your. Phantom. In a world on the brink of the next Great Dying, no amount of training can prepare us for what is to come.... A young heir will raise the most powerful phantom in all of Baiseen. A dangerous High Savant will do anything to control the nine realms. A mysterious and deadly Mar race will steal children into the sea. And a handsome guide with far too many secrets will make me fall in love. My name is Ash. A lowly scribe meant to observe and record. And yet I think I'm destined to save us all.
Â©2021 A. K. Wilder (P)2021 Tantor
A world cloaked in darkness... With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a rag-tag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. The candle flickers... Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands.... Light a flame... Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea.
Â©2014 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
"Witty and charming, with an off-the-charts, irresistible blend of romance, humor, and characters who steal your heart from page one. Erin Hahn is an author to watch." (Karen M. McManus, New York Times best-selling author of One of Us Is Lying) Annie Mathers is Americaâs sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.Â Â Â But unfortunately for Clay, if he canât convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. Thatâs what happens when your bad-boy image turns into bad-boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parentsâ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clayâs label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.Â Â Â Swayed by Clayâs undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start, fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay canât help but wonder if the fans are right. But if thereâs one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, itâs a high-profile relationship. She had a front-row seat to her parentsâ volatile marriage and isnât interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head-over-heels-inducing tenor, isnât worth the risk.Â Â Â Erin Hahnâs thrilling debut, Youâd Be Mine, asks: Can the right song and the perfect summer on the road make two broken hearts whole?
Â©2019 Erin Hahn (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
A haunted house, a killer ghost, and a long-lost comic come to life in another spectacular package of novel and comics from Cherie Priest, author of I Am Princess X.Â Â Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and stepdad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family's money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast.Â Â Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a little more out of the ordinary, but again, nothing too unusual. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it's clear to Denise that something more sinister lurks hidden here.Â Â Answers may lie in an old comic book Denise finds concealed in the attic: the lost, final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s. Denise isn't budging from her new home, so she must unravel the mystery on the pages and off them if she and her family are to survive.
Â©2018 Cherie Priest (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.
A new novel in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series by Nebula- and Dragon Awardânominated author Charles E. Gannon It was supposed to be fun. Six teenagers and their British captain aboard the ketch Crosscurrent Voyager, headed on a senior year summer cruise to excitement and adventure. Then the world as they knew it ended. A plague spread throughout the globe, killing millions and turning the survivors into cannibalistic rage monsters - zombies, in so many words. Only by putting aside their differences were the young crew able to survive. Now, they seek others like them, those fortunate souls who have made it through the zombie apocalypse. After all, maybe it's not the end of the world so long as GPS can help survivors navigate deadly terrain, to link up, and maybe - just maybe - ensure the continuation of the human race. But the Earthâs GPS systems are failing. It falls to those aboard the Crosscurrent Voyager to keep the unthinkable from happening. In order to do so, they must traverse dangerous seas to a European Space Agency complex in French Guiana. And thousands of infected stand in the way. If they succeed, humankind has a chance of rebuilding. If they fail, humanity may well be at the end of its journey. About Charles E. Gannon: âThe plot is intriguing and then some. Well-developed and self-consistent; intelligent readers are going to like it.â (Jerry Pournelle) "Chuck Gannon writes the kind of science fiction we all grew up on: rousing, mind-expanding, pulse-pounding sagas of spaceships and aliens. He's a terrific writer, and we're lucky to have him." (Robert J. Sawyer) "[A] strong [writer of]...military SF...[much] action going on in his work, with a lot of physics behind it. There is a real sense of the urgency of war and the sacrifices it demands." (Locus) About the Black Tide Rising series: âNot only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.â (Booklist) âRingo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking readerâs zombie novel.â (Publishers Weekly on Under a Graveyard Sky) About the work of Charles E. Gannon: Caine's Mutiny: âThis is military science fiction the way itâs supposed to be written.... All in all, a highly satisfying tale of the Terran Republic that moves the story forward and sets us up for the next chapter, which promises to be interesting at worst and explosive at best.â (SFcrowsnest) Raising Caine: âThis is science-fiction adventure on a grand scale.â (Kirkus) âGannonâs harrowing...military space opera (following Trial by Fire) builds well on his established setting...Gannonâs signature attention to developing realistic alien worlds makes this installment satisfying.â (Publishers Weekly) Nebula-nominated Trial by Fire: âGannon's whiz-bang second Tales of the Terran Republic interstellar adventure delivers on the promise of the first (Fire with Fire).... The charm of Caine's harrowing adventure lies in Gannon's attention to detail, which keeps the layers of political intrigue and military action from getting too dense. The dozens of key characters, multiple theaters of operations, and various alien cultures all receive the appropriate amount of attention. The satisfying resolution is enhanced by the promise of more excitement to come in this fascinating far-future universe.â (Publishers Weekly, starred review) â[O]ffers the type of hard science-fiction those familiar with the John Campbell era of Analog Science Fiction will remember. Gannon throws his readers into an action-packed adventure. A sequel to Fire With Fire, it is a nonstop tale filled with military science-fiction action.â (The Galveston County Daily News) Compton Crook Award winner for best first novel, Fire with Fire: âChuck Gannon is one of those marvelous finds - someone as comfortable with characters as he is with technology, and equally adept at providing those characters with problems to solve. Imaginative, fun, and not afraid to step on the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his stories do not disappoint.â (David Weber) â[T]he intersecting plot threads, action and well-conceived science kept those pages turning.â (SFcrowsnest) Starfire series hit Extremis, coauthored by Charles E. Gannon: âVivid.... Battle sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis." (Publishers Weekly)
Â©2021 Charles E. Gannon (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
From the limitless imagination of Julie Kagawa comes the next thrilling novel of the Talon Saga. The legions will be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon, or former dragonslayer can stand against the coming horde. Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all - dragons do not suffer human emotions - let alone with a human, and a former dragonslayer at that. With Garret, an ex-soldier of St. George, dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by the dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling. In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against St. George and her own twin brother, Dante - the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
Â©2017 Julie Kagawa (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope. For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky.
Â©2013 John Ringo (P)2013 Audible Inc.
The zombie outbreak is affecting more than just the Evans Family. Book 2 dives into not just what is happening to Mike and his family but begins to fall further into the zombies on the block, or better said, those that are not yet zombies.Â The heart-pounding action continues as does the humor and sarcasm. Who will survive? Who will perish? What obstacles will they need to overcome? Find out in Zombies on the Block: There Goes the Neighborhood.
Â©2019 Mike Evans (P)2020 Tantor
The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi In 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at ease with theory and experiment, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything - at least about physics. But he was also a complex figure who was a part of both the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project, and a less-than-ideal father and husband who nevertheless remained one of history's greatest mentors. Based on new archival material and exclusive interviews, The Last Man Who Knew Everything lays bare the enigmatic life of a colossus of 20th-century physics. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 David N. Schwartz (P)2017 Hachette Audio
"Narrator Tristan Morris captures the suspense in this Florida mystery featuring three young shark-taggers, a Southern-accented detective, and a menacing poacher... Morris maintains an ominous sense of danger throughout the audiobook." (AudioFile Magazine) From Randy Wayne White, the New York Times best-selling author of the Doc Ford series for adults, comes Fins, a high-stakes, masterfully plotted story of courage, friendship...and sharks! The worldâs shark population is in trouble for a sad, simple reason: shark fin soup. And although itâs illegal, poachers have been targeting Floridaâs biannual migration of blacktip sharks. Marine biologist Doc Ford needs some assistance protecting the sharks and enlists the help of three kids - Luke, Maribel, and Sabina. Luke is brand-new to Florida from the Midwest; sisters Maribel and Sabina have only recently arrived from Cuba - and all three feel like fish out of water. Itâs going to take some convincing for them to work as a team and to recognize in themselves the courage, wisdom, and tenacity that Doc sees in them. Together they form Sharks, Inc. and are given an important assignment: to set out each day on their small fishing boat in hopes of tagging sharks for Docâs research - and to stay away - far away - from any possible poachers in the area.Â Â The trio certainly isnât looking for trouble, but when they come face to face with danger, survival requires them to rely on each of their own unique gifts, and especially on one another. A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press
Â©2020 Randy Wayne White (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
The secret history of the invention that changed everything - and became the most profitable product in the world. Odds are that right now, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced us to "the one device", as he called it, a cell phone was merely what you used to make calls on the go. How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story you won't hear from Cupertino - based on his exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation. This deep dive takes you from inside One Infinite Loop to 19th century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even deep inside Shenzhen's notorious "suicide factories". It's a firsthand look at how the cutting-edge tech that makes the world work - touch screens, motion trackers, and even AI - made their way into our pockets. The One Device is a road map for design and engineering genius, an anthropology of the modern age, and an unprecedented view into one of the most secretive companies in history. This is the untold account, 10 years in the making, of the device that changed everything. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 Brian Merchant (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Alliances and enemies are made, but the Stone Raiders keep their promise. They swore to themselves they would bring the Aleph back to Emerilia. Secrets, powerful creatures and a hidden civilization wait for the Stone Raiders in the abandoned Aleph facilities and cities. Will they be able to clear the Aleph facilities and complete their quest? Or will they be fated to fail? One thing is for sure, the Stone Raiders wonât give up easily.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2018 Michael Chatfield
After four months of training, Party Zero is ready to join up with the Stone Raiders and test out their newfound power. Forces have their eyes on the Stone Raiders for their own reasons. The Stone Raiders and Party Zero will be vital to the plans of higher powers and the future of Emerilia. They just have to survive long enough to make it there. A series of events are set into motion that will change the world, and just maybe the universe.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2017 Michael Chatfield
The neighborhood isn't getting any safer. Everyone is going through their own personal hell and those that can fight together are doing so. Some of the neighbors have already fallen to those that walk with death in their eyes. They now seek to make others their first course. Follow along as the humor, sarcasm, and action develop into even worse scenarios. The block is growing and so will your fears of who will be next, and who will survive!
Â©2019 Mike Evans (P)2020 Tantor
As the Stone Raiders have grown in power, they have started to attract the eyes of established powers. Gudalo has become a viper's nest of schemers as the Gudalo Kingdomâs situation turns dire.Â They might have fled the Selhi Capitol, but as Selhi is learning, one doesnât simply get away with acting out against the Stone Raiders.Â Dave and Party Zero continue to grow in power; finally free from the battles helping the Aleph, Demons, and Beast Kin, they are now free to work on their own skills and their new guild hall.Â As the stone raiders return, their choices and actions will either lead then to become the most powerful guild Emerilia has seen or be wiped out by those who oppose them.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2018 Michael Chatfield
An illuminating look at the way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve puzzles if you watch a light bulb illuminate? How did installing blue lights along a Japanese railway line halt rising crime and suicide rates? Can decorating your walls with the right artwork make you more honest? The human brain is fantastically complex, having engineered space travel and liberated nuclear energy, so it's no wonder that we resist the idea that we're deeply influenced by our surroundings. As profound as they are, these effects are almost impossible to detect both as they're occurring and in hindsight. Drunk Tank Pink is the first detailed exploration of how our environment shapes what we think, how we feel, and the ways we behave. The world is populated with words and images that prompt unexpected, unconscious decisions. We are so deeply attracted to our own initials that we give more willingly to the victims of hurricanes that match our initials: Kims and Kens donate more generously to Hurricane Katrina victims, whereas Rons and Rachels give more openly to Hurricane Rita victims. Meanwhile, an illuminated light bulb inspires creative thinking because it symbolizes insight. Social interactions have similar effects, as professional cyclists pedal faster when people are watching. Teachers who took tea from the break room at Newcastle University contributed 300 percent more to a cash box when a picture of two eyes hung on the wall. We're evolutionarily sensitive to human surveillance, so we behave more virtuously even if we're only watched by a photograph. The physical environment, from locations to colors, also guides our hand in unseen ways. Dimly lit interiors metaphorically imply no one's watching and encourage dishonesty and theft, while blue lights discourage violent activity because they're associated with the police. Olympic taekwondo and judo athletes are more likely to win when they wear red rather than blue, because red makes them behave aggressively and referees see them as more dominant. Drunk Tank Pink is full of revelatory facts, riveting anecdotes, and cutting-edge experiments that collectively explain how the most unexpected factors lead us to think, feel, and behave the way we do.
Â©2013 Adam Alter (P)2013 Random House Audio
The emperor has spoken, and the portals are opening. The Event is larger than anyone anticipated with Emeriliaâs people needing to band together to survive. The creatures of nightmares and childrenâs stories might roam Emerilia, but this isnât their land - it isnât their home. The Terra Alliance will use everything at their disposal to gain strength and push back the forces that roam Emerilia. The Pantheon moves in the shadows, the forests, and across Markolm. Light, Earth, and darkâs forces only grow as they recruit those from The Event into their ranks. Beset on all sides, Party Zero prepare for a war not seen since the ancient times of Emerilia. They know that this is only the beginning.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2018 Michael Chatfield
Book two in the Black Tide Rising series from the New York Times best-selling author A family of survivors fights back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. A world cloaked in darkness With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. The candle flickers Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands.... Light a flame Now Wolf Squadron must take on another massive challenge: clear the assault carrier USS Iwo Jima of infected before the trapped Marines and sailors succumb to starvation. If Wolf Squadron can accomplish that task, an even tougher trial awaits: an apocalyptic battle to win a new dawn for humanity. The war for civilization begins as the boats of the Wolf Squadron become a beacon of hope on a Darkling Sea.
Â©2014 John Ringo (P)2014 Audible Inc.
What if you looked exactly like a famous movie star, and one day decided that along with their beautiful face, you wanted the life that came with it?
Â©2011 Blake Crouch (P)2014 Blake Crouch
In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times best-selling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today's heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win. Though they may seem to be dividing the country irreparably, today's heated cultural and political battles between right and left, progressives and the Tea Party, religious and secular are far from unprecedented. In this engaging and important work, Stephen Prothero reframes the current debate, viewing it as the latest in a number of flashpoints that have shaped our national identity. Prothero takes us on a lively tour through time, bringing into focus the election of 1800, which pitted Calvinists and Federalists against Jeffersonians and "infidels"; the Protestants' campaign against Catholics in the mid-19th century; the anti-Mormon crusade of the Victorian era; the fundamentalist-modernist debates of the 1920s; the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s; and the current crusade against Islam. As Prothero makes clear, our culture wars have always been religious wars, progressing through the same stages of conservative reaction to liberal victories that eventually benefit all Americans. Drawing on his impressive depth of knowledge and detailed research, he explains how competing religious beliefs have continually molded our political, economic, and sociological discourse and reveals how the conflicts that separate us today, like those that came before, are actually the byproducts of our struggle to come to terms with inclusiveness and ideals of "Americanness". To explore these battles, he reminds us, is to look into the soul of America - and perhaps find essential answers to the questions that beset us.
Â©2015 Stephen Prothero (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
The New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief general "Wild Bill" Donovan as "the greatest unsung heroine of the war". Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent - and she knew it. As an agent for Britain's MI6 and then America's OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. This is the remarkable story of this "Mata Hari from Minnesota" (Time) and the passions that ruled her tempestuous life - a life filled with dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions vital to the Allied victory. For decades much of Betty's career working for MI6 and the OSS remained classified. Through access to recently unclassified files, Howard Blum discovers the truth about the attractive blond, codenamed "Cynthia", who seduced diplomats and military attachÃ©s across the globe in exchange for ciphers and secrets; cracked embassy safes to steal codes; and obtained the Polish notebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra. Beneath Betty's cool, professional determination, Blum reveals a troubled woman conflicted by the very traits that made her successful: her lack of deep emotional connections and her readiness to risk everything. The Last Goodnight is a mesmerizing, provocative, and moving portrait of an exceptional heroine whose undaunted courage helped to save the world.
Â©2016 Howard Blum (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She's lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side. As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike, placing them all in imminent danger as Talon's new order rises.
Â©2016 Julie Kagawa (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Wins and losses, there is no time to celebrate or mourn. The Pantheon in the chaos has once again risen to power, some trying to take power from one another, others supporting the people of Emerilia. The people of Emerilia are finally getting ahead of the war against the Event of Myths and Legends, of those who were spawned in and those who entered through portals. The Pantheon once again displays its might.Â Win or lose, there are no other paths open to the people of Emerilia.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2019 Michael Chatfield
The event of myths and legends has started! The first spawn points have started to open, issuing forth creatures and people that were banished from Emerilia long ago. Dave and the Pandoraâs Box group are advancing their plans and building projects as fast as possible. When an opportunity arises to take their projects to the next level, theyâre going to have to use all of their tricks and crafting abilities in order to seize it. The Stone Raiders and the Terra Alliance that they have formed will undergo its first baptism. The time of peace has ended. In this event, they need to be the strongest to protect what they care for. Either they will die again and again losing levels and people of Emerilia, or they will be able to stand, their strength growing to new heights.
Â©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2018 Michael Chatfield
A year has passed since the Chaos War threatened Krynn. In the east, on the Dairly Plains, the hard-won peace is shattered by a new threat: the red dragon Malystryx. The kender Kronn-alin Thistleknot travels to Abasasinia with his older sister, Catt. Together they seek heroes to stop the dragon from destroying Kendermore. Riverwind, aging chieftain of the Que-Shu, answers the call. Accompanied by his beloved daughter Brightdawn, Riverwind sets out in his final quest to save the kender from Malys's wrath...and to find sense in a world abandoned by the gods. Chris Pierson's novel tells the stirring tale of the final quest of Riverwind, one of the original companions of the best-selling Dragonlance series.
Â©1998 TSR, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans. Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives. When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016, broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times. In this concise and penetrating book, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, best-selling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie's death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.
Â©2016 Rob Sheffield (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
TOP Name Writers Enter the Realm of John Ringo's Black Tide Rising Zombie Apocalypse Series! A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo. Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, and more. The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman, and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late?" as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry. Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint; John Scalzi & Dave Klecha; Sarah A. Hoyt; Jody Lynn Nye; Michael Z. Williamson; Kacey Ezella - cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot; and more.
Â©2016 John Ringo & Gary Poole (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
About TimeÂ offers a delightful return to the world of time travel and light comedy that distinguished Jack Finneyâs all-time classicÂ Time and Again. The protagonists of these 12 stories are well-meaning but at odds with their surroundings and their lives. The time to which they escape - through time travel - doesnât always fulfill their expectations in the way they had hoped, but sometimes, they can still find their dreams.
Â©1986 by Jack Finney (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing
In their new audiobook, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.Â Â Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities; horizontally from the public sector to networks of public, private, and civic actors; and globally along circuits of capital, trade, and innovation. This new locus of power - this new localism - is emerging by necessity to solve the grand challenges characteristic of modern societies: economic competitiveness, social inclusion and opportunity; a renewed public life; the challenge of diversity; and the imperative of environmental sustainability.Â Where rising populism on the right and the left exploits the grievances of those left behind in the global economy, new localism has developed as a mechanism to address them head-on. New localism is not a replacement for the vital roles federal governments play; it is the ideal complement to an effective federal government and, currently, an urgently needed remedy for national dysfunction.Â Â In The New Localism, Katz and Nowak tell the stories of the cities that are on the vanguard of problem solving. Pittsburgh is catalyzing inclusive growth by inventing and deploying new industries and technologies. Indianapolis is governing its city and metropolis through a network of public, private, and civic leaders. Copenhagen is using publicly owned assets like their waterfront to spur large-scale redevelopment and finance infrastructure from land sales. Out of these stories emerge new norms of growth, governance, and finance and a path toward a more prosperous, sustainable, and inclusive society.Â Katz and Nowak imagine a world in which urban institutions finance the future through smart investments in innovation, infrastructure, and children and urban intermediaries take solutions created in one city and adapt and tailor them to other cities with speed and precision.
Â©2017 The Brookings Institution (P)2018 Tantor
The startling conclusion to the instant New York Times best-selling Something Dark and Holy trilogy The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen. They broke the world. And some things can never be undone. In Emily A. Duncanâs Blessed Monsters, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they've unleashed - but is it already too late? A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books
Â©2021 Emily A. Duncan (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
A writer, whose wife has been missing for eight months, encounters a familiar old woman with an odd request - a request that will introduce him to a surprising evil... Spooky Nook is a "prequel of sorts" to The Calling, a supernatural thriller by Robert Swartwood.
Â©2011 Robert Swartwood (P)2013 Robert Swartwood
When eighteen-year-old Christopher Myers' parents are murdered, something is written on his bedroom door, a mark in his parents' blood that convinces the police the killer has targeted Christopher as the next victim. To keep him safe, he travels away with his estranged grandmother and uncle to the small town of Bridgton, New York. And it's in Bridgton that he meets an extraordinary young man who has come with his father to stop an unrelenting evil. Soon Christopher learns of the town's deep dark secret, and how his parents' murder was not so arbitrary, and how he has been brought to Bridgton by forces beyond his power - forces that just may threaten the destruction of all mankind.
Â©2011 Robert Swartwood (P)2013 Robert Swartwood
A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, the audiobook offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores the practical relevance to conducting research across fields such as, business, education, and the biological sciences.Â Â Applying rigor when necessary, the Second Edition maintains an informal approach to the fundamental core concepts of critical thinking. With practical strategies for defining, analyzing, and evaluating reasons and arguments, the book illustrates how the concept of an argument extends beyond philosophical roots into experimentation, testing, measurement, and policy development and assessment. Featuring plenty of updated exercises for a wide range of subject areas, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition also includes: Numerous real-world examples from many fields of research, which reflect the applicability of critical thinking in everyday life New topical coverage, including the nature of reasons, assertion and supposing, narrow and broad definitions, circumstantial reasons, and reasoning about causal claims Selected answers to various exercises to provide listeners with instantaneous feedback to support and extend the lessonsÂ Â A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is an excellent textbook for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an appropriate reference for anyone with a general interest in critical thinking skills.
Â©2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2018 Gildan Media
A kingdom of death. A war for power and profit. Young heroes caught in the crossfire. Kodyn expected hardships along his journey to return a kidnapped girl to her father. Yet harsh deserts and cutthroat bandits prove far less lethal than the foes that await him in Shalandra, the City of the Dead.Â In the shadows of golden spires carved from mountain stone, currents of corruption and vice run deep. Priests of the god of death rule with an iron fist, imposing a rigid caste system that elevates some to a life of privilege and condemns others to miserable squalor. Together with Aisha, a fierce warrior from the north with the mystical ability to speak to the dead, Kodyn must survive the cesspool of high society deceit and betrayal. Polite smiles hide sharp knives. Killers, criminals, and bloodthirsty cultists lurk around every corner. Can these youths overcome impossible odds to save the realm? If you love action, intrigue, and heroic deeds that will set your heart racing, you'll love the Heirs of Destiny series! For fans of A.C. Cobble, Jeff Wheeler, and Robin Hobb, Heirs of Destiny is a thrill ride on epic fantasyâs darker side.
Â©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
In an attempt to win the hand of Princess Gloria in marriage, Sir Terry slays a dragon - only to discover he's killed the dragon in a neighboring kingdom and inadvertently earned the devotion of the wrong princess. And everyone knows that getting stuck with the wrong girl is truly a fate worse than dragons.
Â©2007 John Moore (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie franchise.Â The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition - what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.
Â©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (P)2020 Tantor
To weather the storm of chaos and death, young heroes must dare to challenge the impossible. Civil war rages in the City of the Dead. The lowest castes have taken up arms in revolt. Blood runs thick on the golden streets of Shalandra. Amidst the uproar, Evren hunts down the leaderless, scattered brutes of the Ybrazhe Syndicate to put an end to their depredations and dispel the riots. Issa and her elite warriors battle rampaging mobs in a desperate fight to restore order. Kodyn and Aisha pursue killers that could lead them to not only the villains orchestrating the turmoil, but the monstrous foes lurking in the deep, dark places hidden beneath the city. Yet facing enemies far beyond their abilities to defeat alone, will they triumph against evil and put a stop to the chaos before all of Shalandra is destroyed? If you love heart-racing, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking fantasy, Secrets of Blood will have you on the edge of your seat! Perfect for fans of AC Cobble, Robin Hobb, and Jeff Wheeler.
Â©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Surrounded and trapped, no help in sight. The end of their mission...or the path to destiny? Shalandra has fallen. Monsters of legend have risen from their graves to claim the City of the Dead. Kodyn and Evren have only one hope of stopping the evil Iron Warlord: break into the holiest, most secure stronghold in the city and steal ancient relics imbued with world-shattering magics. Issa joins the ranks of Shalandra's elite warriors in a desperate clash against the nightmare hordes flooding the streets and slaughtering every man, woman, and child. Aisha will face her greatest challenge yet, harnessing her mystical abilities to not only turn the tide of battle, but stop the prophesied Final Destruction. In the epic struggle to save their city, these young heroes will give their all to win the impossible battle - one that could decide the fate of the world! Dive into the breathtaking, action-packed finale now! Perfect for fans of A.C. Cobble, Sabaa Tahir, and Sarah J. Maas. Epic young adult fantasy at its finest.
Â©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2020 Podium Publishing
Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars - and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological breakthroughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today.Â The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three âGrand Challengesâ that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industryâs key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isnât yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.
Â©2020 Alexander Davis. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
When a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman's murder in this new thriller from theÂ USA TodayÂ best-selling author ofÂ Layover. Ryan Francis has it all - great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child - and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman's home to retrieve incriminating items that implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal Ryanâs darkest secret - which could jeopardize everything in Ryanâs life - Ryan has no choice but to honor Blake's request. When heÂ arrives at the woman's home, Ryan is shocked to find her dead - and just as shocked to realize he knows her. Then his phone chimes, revealing a Facebook friend request from the woman. With police sirens rapidly approaching, Ryan flees, wondering why his friend was setting him up for murder.Â Determined to keep his life intact and to clear his name, RyanÂ must findÂ the real murderer - but solving the crime may lead him closer to home than he ever could have imagined.
Â©2020 David Bell (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Five young warriors, one mission. Will they stand together or die alone? Kodyn and Aisha are losing the battle to save the City of the Dead. Stripped of rank and wealth, they must use all their wits, skill, and courage to survive the cruel streets of Shalandra and bring justice for their murdered protector. Kodynâs cunning and Aishaâs growing power over the dead are all that stands between them and an untimely end. New allies emerge to join their quest: a thief, an elite warrior-in-training, and a boy with ancient magical abilities. They face a desperate clash against death cultists, bloodthirsty criminal gangs, and the most powerful politicians in the kingdom. But will their bonds of unity triumph against greed and cruelty, or will the kingdom crumble around them?
Â©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Against a rising tide of violence, heroes must risk everything for justice and peace. Rumblings of discord echo through the City of the Dead.Â Kodyn hunts the assassin that thwarted his efforts to bring down the most corrupt and powerful politicians in the city.Â Elite warrior-in-training Issa is thrust into a desperate battle to quell spreading riots.Â Cunning street thief Evren plots to eradicate the ruthless crime syndicate profiting from the violence. Aisha finds herself drawn deeper into the world of the spirits. Her growing powers could lead to madness - or the salvation of everyone in Shalandra.Â Together, the four young heroes and their allies must fight to bring peace and justice before their enemies unleash a storm of chaos, bloodshed, and death.Â Andy Peloquin delivers another spine-tingling, emotion-packed fantasy epic that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Â©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Not far in the future, the seas have risen, and the central latitudes are emptying. But it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Kern has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely - the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he's fled to LA after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead. A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses. None is safe as they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight. Vivid, tumultuous, and propulsive, Void Star is Zachary Mason's mind-bending follow-up to his critically acclaimed novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey.
Â©2017 Zachary Mason (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A stunning blend of vivid fantasy and political drama, The Vanished Queen is the timely story of a young resistance fighter working to overthrow a totalitarian rulerâs regime of terror and lies. â[G]rippingâ¦this is the novel the world needs nowâ (Kate Hearfield, Nebula AwardÂ-winning author of Armed in her Fashion). Long ago, Queen Mirantha vanished. King Karolje claimed she was assassinated by a neighboring ruler, but her people knew the truth: the king had Disappeared her himself. Now the queenâs disappearance is hardly a memory - merely one among many horrors the kingâs reign has wrought. But when Anza, a young student impassioned by her fatherâs unjust execution, finds the missing queenâs diary, she is inspired by Miranthaâs words - joins the resistance group to overthrow the king. Price Esvar is the second son to an evil king. Trapped under his thumb and desperate for a way out, a chance meeting with Anza gives him the opportunity to join the resistance. Together, they might have the leverage to move against the kingâbut if they fail, their deaths could mean a total loss of freedom for generations to follow. In this dangerous game of court politics, one misstep could lead to a fate worse than death. Set in a world where resistance is as dangerous as it is important, The Vanished Queen is a âbig, dark, intricate novelâ (Lousia Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches) about the courage and sacrifice it requires to take on a tyrant.
Â©2020 Lisbeth Campbell. Sonnet #212 Â©2017 J. M. McDermott. Used with permission. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
The trio of brave friends who make up Shark, Inc â Luke, Maribel and Sabina â dive back into adventure in Stingers, the follow-up to best-selling author Randy Wayne Whiteâs Fins. Marine biologist Doc Ford invites Maribel, Luke, and Sabina to a remote island in the Bahamas where lionfish, a beautiful and venomous inhabitant of the South Pacific that has invaded Florida and the Caribbean, are not just upsetting the balance of nature by damaging the coral reefs â their sting has put several people in the hospital. What Doc and Captain Hannah Smith donât mention is that the island is riddled with limestone caves, once home to a band of pirates, and stories of Spanish gold have lured outlaw treasure hunters to the area. When the trio finds precious artifacts, they agree to guard the secret until theyâve thoroughly explored the spot. Soon, outlaws search for the trio, hoping they will lead them to riches.Â Â Â A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press
Â©2021 Randy Wayne White (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
A major work of financial theory and practice with immediate relevance to the rebuilding of the economy and restoring the promise of equality. When the government decides to spend money, it simply creates the necessary funds for itself - as if out of thin air. That's how we pay for interstate highways, post offices, wars, social services, and economic stimulus packages. If it's that easy to make money...can't we all get more of it? Absolutely. And we should. So argue financial regulation expert Robert Hockett and best-selling philosopher Aaron James in this eye-opening, irreverent, and inspiring exploration of what the dollar really is. And better still, they show how we can build an economy that works for everybody without unwanted taxes and added regulations. In the process, we learn how disingenuous the political rhetoric surrounding inflation can be, how the demonized concept of the deficit is really just another way of tallying our collective national wealth, and how a strong central bank could free us from the abuses of private banking. With broad historical background and ambitious yet practical institutional proposals, Hockett and James offer a new vision of public finance - people's banking for a people's economy. Armed with this new outlook, we can even stop worrying debt and learn to love a strong, accountable, and transparent Federal Reserve as a cornerstone of our democracy.
Â©2020 Aaron James and Bob Hockett (P)2020 Random House Audio
A desperate breakout. A perilous life on the streets. A fight to the death. Evrenâs life as an apprentice priest is an endless torment, until he seizes the chance to escape his slavery. But his freedom, and his life, may be cut very short because the dark alleys of Vothmot hold their own dangers...some deadlier than others! Listen now to hear the thrilling Heirs of Destiny prequel novella! Find out the secrets of Evren's grim origin - it's a gripping, heart-pounding ride.
Â©2019 Andy Peloquin (P)2020 Podium Audio