The city of Wyvern’s Rest has fallen … The feud between the capital cities of Cambridge and Sephyra has reached a boiling point, leaving the former “Jewel of the Highlands” a ghost of its former glory. Those with the means to live and the will to dream have already fled the city. Those lacking remain, condemned to bury their sorrow while the walls crumble around them. Lawlessness and poverty have overtaken the streets, and as the days grow longer, the shadows of the abandoned Outer Quarter loom ever darker.
What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? What is it to be human? What is existence? What does it feel like to control the human species? These are some of the questions that the characters in this book unintentionally come to answer. At first glance this book appears to be like every other science fiction story. A hero leaves his home behind so that he can protect the one he loves from an enemy that means to exterminate the human race.
In the distant future when Tuscany is a desolate wasteland ruled by the forces of nature, Renn is abandoned by his fellow wanderers. As a dust storm approaches, he struggles to find shelter in the ruins of an ancient city. But he gets more than he has bargained for when he accidentally awakens a dormant creature which resembles the maddened Moon servants from his people’s legends. Meanwhile, a teenage survivor of the lost civilisation is keeping an eye on his old home, the one remaining great city, Florence.
DARDAGAT had it all. He was a knight of the kingdom of Okeanos, a well-respected champion of King Ponteus, a friend of the said king’s niece and a fiancé to the kingdom’s princess. But when his betrothed unexpectedly falls in love with and leaves the waters for a land-dweller, Dardagat’s hope of ever becoming her groom sinks to the bottom of the sea. CORDELIA bore it all. She was a Sea Witch, shunned by the other sea-dwellers not only for her looks or her breed’s nomadic lifestyle, but also for the danger she and her magic posed.
THEY SAY CATS HAVE NINE LIVES. However, cougar shapeshifter Jake Palmer has just the one, and he doesn’t intend to go down without a fight. Picking up from where the first book in the Between States shapeshifter series left off, author Sean Catt once again hauls us out of our cosy, familiar world, and pulls us down into the dark, shadowy world inhabited by shapeshifters.
Convinced the dangers they faced during their trip from Utah to California are all behind them, Jake and Billy embark on a ‘get away from it all’ road trip up to San Francisco.
The book deals with human relationships. A police officer, Charles, is shot by accident in a robbery by a youth, becoming sterile as a result. Since he cannot have children, he leaves the police force to open a pizzeria, a place for young people to meet and discuss outside their parents’ rigid range of control. One of these young people, Chuck, is suffering from the breakup of his parents’ marriage.
Would you show mercy to the lover who deserted you? Finley Helmer thought he had it all when Elina Clemence invited him into her bed. When circumstances forced them apart, he vowed to return to her as quickly as possible. He never imagined it would be years before he would be reunited with the woman he loves, and in the process he would be thrown into a world of smuggling black opals, drugs, and aboriginal slaves.
Darren forgave his wife – or tried to – years ago, but surviving the affair… even raising her lover’s child as his own… is an entirely different concept than actually having to deal with the man pushing his way back into their lives to seek his rightful place with the daughter he never knew… …If that really is all that Gianni wants…
To those who study plants, the Chamala represents the Holy Grail. Finding it would be the discovery of a lifetime—make that a dozen lifetimes. It produces a berry with phytochemistry possessing the unique ability to hyperstimulate nerve cell reproduction. It will be instrumental in the development of the next generation of biopharmaceuticals capable of curing blindness, deafness, dementia and paralysis.
The Heart of Gold is a gripping romance thriller that explores not only the dangerous territory of love and marriage, but also the changing culture of modern Indian city life. Mukesh and Nithya are caught between time-honored traditions and the new, fast-paced global lifestyle. Mukesh, a successful business man on a steady rise in the corporate world, is hesitant when his mother urges him to find a wife.
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