SHARDS AND ASHES

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Shards And Ashes

Author : Melissa Marr
ISBN : 9781405522908
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few, and their courage is tested. Powerful, original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world. Stories from: Kelley Armstrong Rachel Caine Kami Garcia Nancy Holder Melissa Marr Beth Revis Veronica Roth Carrie Ryan Margaret Stohl
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Terror And Reconciliation

Author : Maryse Jayasuriya
ISBN : 9780739165799
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Terror and Reconciliation explores the English language literature that has emerged from Sri Lanka’s quarter-century long ethnic conflict. It examines poetry, short fiction and novels by both diasporic writers and writers resident in Sri Lanka. Its discussion of resident Sri Lankan writers is particularly important because it calls attention to a rich and ambitious body of work that has largely been ignored in the Western academy and media until now. The book outlines the ways in which a wide range of resident and diasporic writers have sought to represent the conflict, mourn the violence and terror associated with the conflict, and present options for reconciliation in the conflict’s aftermath. The writers discussed grapple with issues of terrorism, human rights, nationalism, war, democracy, gender, ethnicity, and reconciliation, making this a study of profound interest for students and scholars of South Asian literature and culture, postcolonial studies, race and ethnic studies, women’s studies, and peace studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Year S Best Science Fiction Thirty First Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781466865297
Genre : Fiction
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
Category: Fiction

From The Ashes

Author : Sharon Mignerey
ISBN : 9781426807466
Genre : Fiction
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She couldn't hide forever. Animal trainer Angela London had never stopped looking over her shoulder. Her extraordinary skill with guide dogs had won her a handsome celebrity client, ex-football player Brian Ramsey, and helping him cope with the loss of his vision was awakening powerful feelings in her heart. But she feared his reaction if he ever discovered the truth about her dark past.... As Christmas approached, a vengeful enemy targeted Angela, bent on destroying her newfound happiness. Now she had to thwart a dangerous threat—with Brian's help—or risk losing a love that promised to redeem them both.
Category: Fiction

Ashes

Author : Paul J Bennett
ISBN : 9781989315255
Genre : Fiction
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Magic is the key… but will it save them, or consume them? For Natalia, there is no choice. Trained as a battle mage, she has the potential to be the most powerful spellcaster the family has ever produced. Yet their price is too high! While Athgar's life is about to change forever. On the day his village is burned to the ground, his magical potential is released by the very fire that nearly consumed him. He is driven by revenge until he learns he may not be the only survivor! Now, she is on the run from her family, while he desperately hunts for his! Together, they journey across the continent, searching for clues of a conspiracy that has remained secret for years. Will their enemies destroy them before they discover the truth? Discover a land infused with magic and mystery as Paul J Bennett's newest series, The Frozen Flame, begins in Ashes. Curl up with your copy of Ashes, and enjoy a spellbinding tale today!
Category: Fiction

Spells Ashes

Author : Kim Richardson
ISBN : 9780463749999
Genre : Fiction
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Are you ready for a new kind of witch? My name is Samantha Beaumont and I’m a witch. But I’m not your average dark witch. I specialize in Goetia—the ancient art of conjuring demons—and exorcisms. That’s right. I hunt and banish demons and other supernatural baddies. But not with a fancy sword or a dagger. No, I banish these suckers with good old-fashioned magic. All is well until a human girl is murdered and her soul taken by a Greater demon.It gets worse. Human bodies are dropping like flies and it’s up to me to find the Greater demon and kill it. But everyone knows it’s not that simple. I might have to reveal my secret... if it came to light, I would be dead and all my friends with me. Spells & Ashes is a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure with a kick butt heroine, plenty of action, suspense and humor. Grab your copy today. The Dark Files series: Spells & Ashes (The Dark Files Book 1) Charms & Demons (The Dark Files Book 2) Coming 2019 Book 3 (2019)
Category: Fiction

Burning Ashes

Author : James Bennett
ISBN : 9780356506685
Genre : Fiction
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'Magnificent' Daily Mail 'A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity' Kevin Hearne on Chasing Embers The Lore is over. For Ben Garston, the fight is just beginning. The uneasy truce between the human and the mythical world has shattered. Betrayed by his oldest friend, with a tragic death on his hands, there isn't enough whiskey in England to wash away the taste of Ben's guilt. But for a one-time guardian dragon, there's no time to sit and sulk in the ruins. Because the Long Sleep has come undone. Slowly but surely, Remnants are stirring under the earth, unleashing chaos and terror on an unsuspecting modern world. Worse still, the Fay are returning, travelling across the gulfs of the nether to bring a final reckoning to Remnants and humans alike. A war is coming. A war to end all wars. And only Ben Garston stands in the way . . . Fans of BEN AARONOVITCH and JIM BUTCHER will revel in this fiery tale of magic, mayhem and modern-day mythology. Praise for the Ben Garston novels: 'Absolutely loving it. Gorgeous use of language, great humour, characterisation and storyline' Elizabeth Chadwick 'A superior piece of magical myth-making' SFFWorld 'Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher are both fair comparisons to Bennett's attempts to fuse fantasy with a modern-day setting' SciFiNow 'Blending together the best of action, adventure and urban fantasy . . . Chasing Embers is one of my highlights!' The Eloquent Page The Ben Garston novels Chasing Embers Raising Fire Burning Ashes
Category: Fiction

Ashes To Ashes

Author : Jenny Han
ISBN : 9781442440838
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Think Mary, Kat, and Lillia have nothing left to lose? Think again. The fiery conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han, and New York Times bestselling author of The List, Siobhan Vivian. They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even. Burn for burn. But the fire they lit kept raging…Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead. Everything will turn to ash if they don’t stop what they started. But now that Mary knows the truth about what happened to her, will she want to? Secrets drew Lillia, Kat, and Mary together. The truth might tear them apart.
Category: Young Adult Fiction