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  • James E. Wisher

    Who ever controls the dragons, rules the world. Steel City. The slaver capital of Carttoom. Yaz learns from his rescued friend that the villagers were sold at the Steel City slave market. And if he wants to learn to whom, he'll need to infiltrate the headquarters of the notorious Slavers Guild and copy their records. If that wasn't hard enough, there are still bounty hunters on the group's trail. Staying free themselves might prove an even greater challenge than saving the villagers. While Yaz and his friends struggle to rescue the captured people of Dragonspire Village, the sinister Dark Sages are still hard at work bringing their evil plans to...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    Whoever controls the dragons, rules the world. Yaz knows where his people are being held. But rescuing hundreds of villagers scattered across the kingdom is no easy task, especially with Carttoom's army hunting you. When some of the more militant slaves start burning farms and killing people, all Hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, The Dark Sages are determined to capture Ariel and enslave her power for their own evil ends. The battle is joined. The Slave War has...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    Whoever controls the dragons, rules the world. For generations the Dragonriders protected Dragonspire Village. Now Yaz has to rescue them. He only hopes that they know where his father was taken. Meanwhile, the Dark Sages have finally captured Ariel. With her in their grasp, they set out to seize the final Dragonspire. Only a mad cult stands between them and fulfilling their mad ambitions. Can Yaz free the Dragonriders and find his father before it's too...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    Whoever controls the dragons, rules the world. Yaz finally knows where to find his mother. After losing his father, he's determined to get to her in time. Meanwhile, the Dark Sages have gained the full power of the dragonspires. Dragons rule the sky above Carttoom and Rend. Fire and death await anyone who dares resist. Only a desperate group of wizards and rangers stand between the kingdoms and slavery. Yaz's power is the ultimate trump card. If only he can gain control of it. The final battle is...read more

  • Tosca Lee

    From the author of the New York Times bestselling Iscariot comes an award-winning novel that poses the question: if a demon came up to you and offered to tell his story, would you listen? Clay's life has reached a standstill. Recently divorced, he spends his days drifting from his drab apartment to his equally lackluster job as an editor for a small Boston press and back again. His dreary routine has left him mired in a seemingly meaningless existence, until the night he meets Lucian-a demon-and everything changes. With the simple words, 'I'm going to tell you my story, and you're going to write it down and publish it,' Lucian catapults Clay's mundane life into turmoil. What begins as an...read more

  • Daniel J. Boyne

    Harvard University coach and acclaimed rowing author, Dan Boyne, tells a humorous story of his first year of freshman crew, including a sub plot of personal redemption against an insufferable football player who has bullied him throughout high school. After being accepted at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Boyne decides to take up rowing, the only sport that takes place far off campus, on the adventurous waters of The Connecticut River. There, he quickly experiences the unique rigors, rewards, and colorful personalities of the sport, not knowing that his nemesis has decided to try out for crew, at rival school Coast Guard Academy. As racing season approaches, Boyne becomes part...read more

  • Nick Caruso

    From the scientist duo behind the New York Times bestselling sensation Does It Fart? and their excremental follow up True or Poo?, Believe It Or Snot explores the myriad variety of slime in the animal and plant kingdoms. Your little brother isn't the only nose-picking animal. What is hyena butter and would it be appropriate to spread on toast? Why is giraffe saliva such a good lubricant? How does some mollusk mucus work like a fishing pole? And what's the deal with pygmy sperm whales' 'anal syrup?' In Believe It or Snot, scientists and bestselling authors Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti detail the slimy secrets of 80 organisms that ooze, drip, dribble, and splatter. Not quite a solid...read more

  • Brad Gilmore

    The history of the films, cartoons, toys, and more: The Back to the Future series is a timeless collection that is greatly revered by all audiences. The beauty of this book by Brad Gilmore is that it doesn't present the history of the film as textbook information. Gilmore discusses these films from a place of passion and so effectively reveals how the history behind the movies is just as engaging as the films themselves. From a fan, for the fans: There's a host of information out there on the Back to the Future trilogy, but never before has there been a book like this. Gilmore, a radio and television host, also happens to be a die-hard fan of the movies. As a fan speaking to fellow fans,...read more

  • Jeff Strand

    Jaunty the Clown just wants to entertain families with lighthearted slapstick antics, but people think of clowns as terrifying, nightmarish creatures who hide in closets or under beds. When Jaunty, along with his fellow performers Guffaw, Wagon, Reginald The Pleasant Clown, and Bluehead are fired from the circus, they're told that the world just doesn't like clowns anymore. Still, clowns have to eat. And since these clowns don't eat children, to make ends meet they're eventually forced to take a job in a popular haunted attraction, the Mountain of Terror. Instead of charming entertainers, they're now scary clowns. A zombie clown. A demon clown. A creepy doll clown. But the town is about...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    Conryu's life was supposed to be peaceful after the fall of Morgana. Two months living on the floating island and working on bikes have been among the best of his life. But that all changes when Jemma St. Simmons, Director of the Ministry of Magic in London, contacts him looking for help. Conryu is forced once more to get involved in a dangerous magical situation. Now faced with an enemy that negates his greatest strength, can Conryu find a way to defeat a long-forgotten foe before it's too...read more

  • Chris Merola

    He was known as the Wildman more than 100 years ago, terrorizing lumberjacks and farmers who complained that their lives were at stake. The American Indians, depending on their tribe, had many names for the Creature: Sasahevas, Sasquatch, Bukwas (wild man of the woods), See'atco (one who runs and hides). What would Native American Indians have to gain from falsifying the existence of a Beast? The last name seemed the most appropriate to me. The one who runs and...read more

  • Jon F. Merz

    In the fog-enshrouded peaks of the island nation of Nehan, Ran, a newly minted shadow warrior is set loose on a musha shugyo, a wandering quest, whereby he must travel alone and hone his skills. Journeying aboard a merchant vessel, Ran hears tales of a mysterious lord believed to have the dead for his servants. Soon these tales prove all too real as Ran comes to the aid of Jysal, a beautiful sorceress, whose undeveloped power gives her the ability to heal a land-or destroy it. But the Lord Kan-Gul also covets Jysal's power. And when Kan-Gul sends a army of the undead to take Jysal by force, Ran is faced with the ultimate warrior's choice: save himself, or face down a horde of enemies that...read more

  • Jon F. Merz

    When Ran, the Shadow Warrior, is dispatched to investigate rumors of an invasion massing to the north, he signs on as protection for a trade caravan. But once underway, the caravan is attacked by an overwhelming force of slavers who take Ran and several others captive. Dragged into the bowels of the earth as slave labor for a despot-in-exile eager to reclaim his throne, Ran must make a desperate escape with his friends if he has any hope of uncovering the truth about the invasion above ground. But there's more at play than a mere power struggle in the catacombs, and the earth does not give up its secrets easily-even for Ran, the Shadow...read more

  • William Peter Blatty

    A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation? Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago-and supposedly ended with the...read more

  • Rick Cook

    Q: How does a shanghaied computer geek conquer all the forces of Darkness and win the love of the most beautiful witch in the world? A: By transforming himself from a demon programmer into a programmer of demons! It all began when the wizards of the White League were under attack by their opponents of the Black League and one of their most powerful members cast a spell to bring forth a mighty wizard to aid their cause. What the spell delivered was master hacker Walter 'Wiz' Zumwalt. The wizard who cast the spell was dead and nobody-not the elves, not the dwarves, not even the dragons-could figure out what the shanghaied computer nerd was good for. But spells are a lot like computer...read more

  • Rick Cook

    After his adventures in Wizard's Bane, Wiz Zumwalt thinks he deserves a little peace and quiet. But The Black League is making plans to strike back at their nemesis, and Wiz must come up with another trick to defeat them. This time, he plans to bring to his new world the finest programming teams of...read more

  • Rick Cook

    Wiz Zumwalt and his gang of Silicon Valley hackers and otherworld wizards must stop whoever has created the adjoining universe, where magic and technology both work and whose power could destroy their own...read more

  • Rick Cook

    After rescuing the world from the creatures of darkness and chaos by applying a few computer logistics, Programmer and Systems Analyst Extraordinaire Wiz Zumwalt finds himself in another fix when he is kidnapped by...read more

  • Blake E. Cohen

    The compulsion to use substances tends to drain every ounce of life from an individual, but this is often equally as true for their family. Most family members do not know where to turn for support and guidance when a child, parent, or spouse becomes ill. Society offers little to educate the public or destigmatize the problem of addiction. I Love You More is distinct from other books on the market on addiction as it is meant to be an emotional education on the family systems affected by addiction using three fictional short stories, all with very different endings. These three powerful stories have common threads of hope, pain, mistrust, grief, worry, change, acceptance, belief, and the...read more

  • Jeremy Grimaldi

    From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life. The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents saw, was studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Toronto. But there was a dark, deceptive side to the angelic young woman. In reality, Jennifer spent her days in the arms of her high-school sweetheart, Daniel. In an attempt to lead the life she dreamed of, she would do almost anything: lie about her whereabouts, forge school documents, and invent fake jobs and a fictitious apartment. For many years she led this double life. But when her father discovered her web of lies, his ultimatum was severe. And so, too, was her revenge: a plan that...read more