The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief
By Lisa Tuttle
'[A] lively, entertaining blend of murder mystery and supernatural adventure' George R. R. MartinShould you find yourself in need of a discreet investigation, think of Jesperson and Lane . . .For several years Miss Lane was companion, collaborator and friend to the lady known to the Psychical Society only as Miss X - until she discovered that Miss X was actually a fraud. Now Miss Lane works with Mr Jasper Jesperson as a consulting detective, but the cases are not as plentiful as they might be and money is getting tight - until a wife's concern for her husband's nocturnal ramblings piques their interest, and mediums begin to disappear all over London.There is only one team with the imagination and intelligence to uncover the nefarious purpose behind the vanished psychics and the somnambulist's wanderings.Jesperson and Lane: at your service.
By Sebastien de Castell, Joe Jameson
'High energy, highly unique, swashbuckling-cop-epic-noir story. Buy it. BUY IT NOW' Sam SykesThe Greatcoats are back - and this time it's personal.How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out, as someone is doing just that, and they've started with a friend.The Dukes were already looking for ways to weasel out of their promise to put Aline on her father's throne - but with Saints turning up dead, and Church Inquistitors pushing for control - rumours are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension.The only way Falcio can stop the country turning into a vicious theocracy is to find and stop the Saint-killer - but his only clue is the iron mask encasing the head of the Saint of Mercy, which prevents her from speaking. And even if he can find the murderer, he will still have to face them in battle - and this may be a duel that no swordsman, no matter how skilled, can win.
Spirits From Beyond
By Simon R. Green
The Carnacki Institute is all about ghosts - or at least, keeping them under control.Their latest assignment sees JC and the team sent to a small country village, site of a famously haunted inn. At first, JC thinks that the spirits in the King's Arms are more the stuff of urban legend than anything that needs the Ghost Finders' expertise. But one story rings true: the tale of a traveller trapped in the inn by an unusual thunderstorm. She retired to her room for the night - and vanished.Trapped by an unusual thunderstorm - like the one that begins raging outside shortly after they arrive . . . As the team investigates, they are forced, one by one, to face some hard truths about themselves, their relationships and the haunting itself - truths that may push Happy Jack over the edge into the madness he has always feared . . .Spirits from Beyond is the fourth title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Ghost Finders series.
Sisterhood of the Blue Storm
By David Rain
In a time lost in legend, the Isles of Wenaya were united in worship of Javander, goddess of the seas. From her fantastical palace beneath the waves, Javander presided over a caste of priestesses, linked in a thrumming psychic web. Then the web was broken, Javander's people turned to false gods and the priestesses who once served her so well became the Sisterhood of the Blue Storm . . .Ten boys on the cusp of adulthood arrive on the empty tropical island of Xaro to undergo their Manhood Trial, an age-old ritual meant to build character as they leave their childhood behind. They thought they could survive alone. But that was before the killing began. That was before the Blue Storm.To this island of dark magic come Jem and his companions, pursuing their mystic quest for the long-lost crystals of the Orokon, desperate to find Javinder's blue jewel before Jem's evil rival, the anti-god Toth-Vexrah, gets there. Never has the quest been so perilous.Originally released under the pseudonym Tom Arden
Sultan of the Moon and Stars
By David Rain
The vision came long ago, commanding the Sultan's ancestor to lead his peoples to the place that would be called the Sacred City. There, deep within a rocky cavern, burns an immense, roaring column of fire: the Sacred Flame, the source of the Sultan's power. But the flame harbours a terrible secret - and so does the Sultan.Prince Jemany is plunged into a seething hotbed of political machinations and rebellion as he begins the next stage of his quest to seek the long-lost crystals of the Orokon. Already the anti-god Toth-Vexrah is working his evil upon the susceptible and easily swayed. Only Jem stands in his way - but Jem is trapped in the bizarre, horrifying dreamworld of the enchanter Almoran.Meanwhile, his lost love Cata becomes embroiled with the Shimmering Princess, the idol of millions, whose fate holds the key to the Sultan's empire - and to the whereabouts of the pulsing red crystal of the fire-god Theron.Originally released under the pseudonym Tom Arden
Seasons of Mist
By Alison Littlewood
Beware if fact and fiction suddenly start to blur with this perfectly horrifying omnibus from Richard and Judy bestseller Alison Littlewood, a master of subtle horror who explodes genre conventions. Contains the titles A Cold Season, Path of Needles and The Unquiet House, plus an exclusive preview of the sequel to A Cold Season: A Cold Silence.A COLD SEASONA BROKEN FAMILY Cass is trying to rebuild her life after the loss of her soldier husband, and a renovated mill in the picture-perfect village of Darnshaw looks to be the idyllic spot to bring up her traumatised son.A DARK SECRETBut the locals aren't as friendly as Cass had hoped, and Ben is beginning to display a hostility she can't understand. Then the blizzards blow in, and Darnshaw is marooned in a sea of snow.ISOLATEDNow, threatened on all sides, Cass finds herself pitted against forces she can barely comprehend.The cold season has begun . . .PATH OF NEEDLESDon't follow the path into the woods . . .A body is found in a shallow grave in the trees near Newmillerdam. The victim is a young girl, and the gruesome way in which the body has been posed has the police at a loss. Until, on a hunch, Alice Hyland, an expert in fairytales is brought into the investigation. And it is Alice who finds the connection between the body of Chrissie Farrell and an obscure Italian version of Snow White. It seems a fairytale has taken a twisted, nightmarish turn.Then another body is found in a similarly shocking state. Now Alice must fight, not just to prove her innocence, but to protect herself from what lies in wait in the woods . . .THE UNQUIET HOUSEMire House is dreary, cold and isolated. But when Emma Dean inherits it from a distant relative, she immediately feels a sense of belonging.It isn't long before Charlie Mitchell, grandson of the original owner, appears, claiming that he wants to get to know her as they are the last of their family. But Emma suspects he's more interested in the house than his long-lost relatives.And when she starts seeing ghostly figures, Emma begins to wonder: is Charlie trying to scare her away, or are there darker secrets lurking in the corners of Mire House?
By Aidan Harte
Darkness is falling and only Contessa Sofia can turn the tide in this thrilling final installment of the Wave trilogy.In the 1347th year of Our Lady the engineers of Concord defeated the fractious city-state of Rasenna using the magical science of Wave Technology. The City of Towers fought back, and for a while Concord's plans for domination were halted. But First Apprentice Torbidda regrouped, and reformed Concord to his own design. Now he is in absolute control, and plotting the final battle that will pacify Etruria . . . permanently. Contessa Sofia Scaligeri could rally her people once again, but she is far away in the Crusader Kingdom of Akka, trapped with her son by the tyrant Queen Catrina. Darkness is falling. The final battle must be fought and the tide must be turned, lest evil reign forever.
The Shiva Trilogy
By Amish Tripathi
Today, Shiva is a god. But four thousand years ago, he was just a man.1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed humans with astonishing martial skills.The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient prophecy: when evil reaches epic proportions and all seems lost, a hero will emerge . . .
The Skyscraper Throne
By Tom Pollock
'An impeccably dark parable, endlessly inventive and utterly compelling' Mike Carey, author of The Girl with all the GiftsWelcome to the world of the Skyscraper Throne: a hidden London that lurks just beneath the surface of the city, full of marvels, magic . . . and menace.When seventeen-year-old graffiti artist Beth runs away from home, she doesn't suspect that beneath our London, lies a hidden world of creatures who live off the city, nor does she expect to find Filius Viae, the Urchin, the Son of the Streets, or to drag her friend Pen along with her.When war threatens to decimate this world Beth must decide - fight, or flee?This omnibus edition contains The City's Son, The Glass Republic and The Skyscraper Throne plus bonus material!
The Spy Who Haunted Me
By Simon R. Green
Eddie Drood's clan has been protecting mankind for centuries - and now he's supposed to be in charge. But nothing is ever easy for Shaman Bond. Legendary Independent Agent Alexander King is on his deathbed, and he's looking to bestow all his wisdom - and his priceless secrets - to a worthy successor. To decide who that's going to be, King has summoned six of the best - including Eddie, of course - to give them his orders: The first to solve all five great mysteries is the winner. He figures that by the time they've finished backstabbing and betraying each other, there'll be just one man - or woman - left. Unsurprisingly, Eddie must be the last man standing, as King holds a secret that is extremely important to the Droods - the identity of the traitor in their midst . . . The Spy Who Haunted Me is the third book in the Secret History series by New York Times bestselling author of Daemon's are Forever.
By David Hair
The Moontide has come and the battle-magi of the Third Crusade are marching their men over the Leviathan Bridge: now thrones will shake and hearts will be torn apart in a world at war: a sort of mashup of J.R.R. Tolkien and Henry Kissinger . . . believable, complete and utterly satisfying (Kirkus)The Moontide has come and the battle-magi of the Third Crusade are marching their men over the Leviathan Bridge: now thrones will shake and hearts will be torn apart in a world at war: a sort of mashup of J.R.R. Tolkien and Henry Kissinger . . . believable, complete and utterly satisfying (Kirkus)'Read. This. Series.' A Bitter DraftA scarlet tide of Rondian legions is flooding into the East, led by the Inquisition's windships flying the Sacred Heart, bright banner of the Church's darkest sons and ready to slaughter and pillage their way across Antiopia in the name of Emperor Constant'A complex world populated by a rich and diverse cast of characters . . . There's a little something for everyone here - conspiracies, political backstabbing, high magic, swordplay, a smattering of romance, and more . . .Recommended for fans of George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss (Monster Librarian)But the emperor's greatest treasure, the Scytale of Corineus, has slipped through his fingers and his ruthless Inquisitors must scour two continents for the artefact, the source of all magical power.Against them are the unlikeliest of heroes: Alaron, a failed mage, the gypsy Cymbellea, and Ramita, once just a lowly market-girl, have pledged to end the cycle of war and restore peace to Urte.'Vivid, dynamic characters and terrific world building . . . Readers of epic fantasy should definitely check out this series' (Bibliosanctum)East and West have clashed before, but this time, as secret factions and cabals emerge from the shadows, the world is about to discover that love, loyalty and truth can be forged into weapons as strong as swords and magic.
The Sword of Feimhin
By Frank P. Ryan
Four young men and women fell into the magical land of Tír through a mysterious portal in Ireland - and now the fate of two worlds lies on their shoulders in this 'enthralling' (LA Times) and 'fast-paced, action-packed and truly fantastical journey' (Fantasy Book Review)The Tyrant has control of the artefact known as the Fáil, and as he strengthena his hold on the forces of dark magic, he now threatens Earth as well as Tír.'Ryan's grand epic style . . . Passionate and dedicated fantasy fans will find a rich, immersive world and carefully handled characters' BooklistIn a violently dystopian London, Mark has joined forced with Nantosueta to search for the Sword of Feimhin, while on Tír, Alan has mustered a Shee army and is intent taking the fight to the Tyrant - but obstacles obstruct his path at every turn. And Kate, now in the in-between world of Dromenon, finds herself entering the Land of the Dead . . .Day by day and hour by hour, the looming threat grows.
Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth
By Simon R. Green
Private eye John Taylor is facing his most dangerous foe yet: his mother. She created the Nightside, and now she intends to obliterate it.The Nightside is the dark heart of London - a dark, shady place, full of dark, shady characters, a corrupt place, where both dreams and nightmares come true, where anything can be bought for the right price, and where it is forever 3 a.m. But to private detective John Taylor the Nightside is home, and he won't allow his home to be destroyed - even if he has to defeat his own mother to save it. He is the only person able to stop her from exterminating the Nightside, a place that she created, but he fears that, whatever action he takes, the Nightside - and the rest of the world - will be doomed.Nothing is ever simple.Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth is the sixth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Seeking the Mythical Future
By Trevor Hoyle
An acclaimed scientist is chosen to travel through alternate futures to find safe haven - and instead, finds a totalitarian world of dictators and concentration camps . . .Christian Queghan is a Myth Technologist, a highly respected scientist on Earth IVN. Like so many other worlds colonised generations ago, the planet was created to be as much like Old Earth as possible - even though Old Earth itself is now pretty much a myth, the stuff of legend. But Earth IVN has its problems too.Now a machine has been developed to project a researcher into one of the infinite number of possible futures of Earth IVN, and Christian Queghan is the ideal subject. He can't resist the idea of going where no man has gone before, but there are an infinite number of possible futures, and no guarantee of a safe return.On a parallel world, a strange, translucent figure is found floating in the blood-red ocean on a craft of scorched metal. Could the alien's claim to come from the future be true? Or is this totalitarian world of dictators and concentration camps a dream projection from another dimension?Seeking the Mythical Future is Book One of the Q Series, an epic science fiction adventure through parallel worlds.
Swords of Good Men
By Snorri Kristjansson
Ulfar and his highborn cousin Geiri have one last stop on their long journey - but the Viking town of Stenvik is filled with dangerous men: a 'brutal, bloody book' (MARK LAWRENCE on Goodreads), a riveting adventure of clashing Viking powers.Ulfar Thormodsson was tasked with taking his highborn cousin Geiri on a tour of the kingdom, punishment for after disgracing his father. After two bitterly uncomfortable years on the road, he just wants to go home.'Highly recommended' (The Eloquent Page) 'powerful epic fantasy series crammed full with Vikings' 'Historical Novel SocietyBut the last stop, the walled town of Stenvik, is different: it contains the mysterious blacksmith Audun, who just wants to be left alone, and the beautiful Lilja, who immediately captures Ulfar's heart - but Stenvik is also home to some very deadly men, including Lilja's brutal husband, who could break Ulfar in an instant.And Stenvik is about to become the battleground in deadly war between the old gods and the new: King Olav is bringing the White Christ to the masses at point of sword and edge of blade - while a Viking horde led by a mysterious woman is sailing from the north.Ulfar and Audun are about to learn that their enemies are not all outside the walls - and blood will wash the land . . .
Something from the Nightside
By Simon R. Green
'A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world' - Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden FilesPrivate eye John Taylor swore he'd never return to the Nightside, the hellish netherworld under London. But now a young girl is missing . . . John Taylor is a private detective with a difference. He's a child of the Nightside, with a supernatural ability - he can find things that are lost. But it's been a long time since Taylor left that hidden netherworld where fantasy and reality co-exist and it is always 3am. He has no intention of ever returning . . . until a distraught mother arrives at his office with a tragic tale and a bag full of cash. Joanne Barrett wants her daughter back, and she'll pay a small fortune to make it happen. Of course, Taylor knows exactly where the girl is. The Nightside is calling him . . . Something from the Nightside is the first title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
By Naomi Foyle
A meteor known as Lucifer's Hammer is about to wreak destruction on the earth, and with the end of the world imminent, there is only one safe place to be. In the mountains above Seoul, American-Korean bio-engineer Dr Kim Da Mi thinks she has found the perfect solution to save the human race. But her methods are strange and her business partner, Johnny Sandman, is not the type of person anyone would want to mix with. Drawn in by their smiles and pretty promises, Sydney - a Canadian model trying to escape an unhappy past - is an integral part of their scheme, until she realises that the quest for perfection comes at an impossible price.
By Lisa Tuttle
When Iain's friend Nic becomes friendly with Lia, Iain begins to act very strangely. He plants the idea in Lia's head that her natural mother is a murderer who killed several men, claiming she was possessed by a snake. Soon Lia becomes convinced that she too has a snake inside.
The Secret of the Nagas
By Amish Tripathi
What happens when even your closest guides betray you?The hunt is on. Shiva, the man believed to be the prophesied Neelkanth - the destroyer of evil - will not rest until he finds his demonic adversary; the Naga warrior that killed his closest friend and now stalks his wife. But the rise of evil is everywhere and Shiva's own philosopher guides have betrayed his unquestioning faith by accepting aid from the dark side. Even the perfect empire of Meluha hides a terrible secret. Shiva's search for truth takes him across the length and breadth of ancient India: a land of deadly mysteries where nothing is what it seems.
A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories
By Lisa Tuttle
'Tuttle is at her best as a short story writer. The power and sheer quality of her work are unmistakable on every page' Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review. Containing 'Wives', a classic in feminist science fiction and the author's most frequently discussed and reprinted short story, and 'The Bone Flute', which was famously awarded and then removed from the Nebula Awards, Lisa Tuttle's second short-story collection is as breathtaking and genre bending as the first.Originally published by The Woman's Press, a specialised feminist publishing company in 1987, A Spaceship Built of Stones contains 10 short stories that demonstrate Tuttle's effortless mastery of the short story form and her undeniable writing prowess. The collection also includes the stories 'No Regrets', 'The Family Monkey', 'Mrs T', 'A Spaceship Built of Stone', 'The Cure', 'The Hollow Man', 'The Other Kind' and 'The Birds of the Moon'.