Best of
Epic-Fantasy

2003

Dark Tower Boxed Set


Stephen King - 2003
    As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares.

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy


Terry Brooks - 2003
    Now, for the first time in one marvelous collector’s edition hardcover, here’s the complete trilogy of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr. In these enchanting novels, a colorful contingent of characters takes to the skies aboard a magnificent airship–the Jerle Shannara–on a quest fraught with wonder and danger. Ilse WitchA half-drowned elf carries a map covered with cryptic symbols–and Walker Boh, the last of the Druids, has the skill to decipher them. But someone else understands the map’s significance: the ruthless Ilse Witch, who will stop at nothing to possess it–and the powerful magic it leads to.AntraxWhile in search of the elusive magic, Walker Boh is lured into a trap–caught in a dark maze beneath a ruined city, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy. It is Antrax: a spirit that feeds off enchantment and traps the souls of men. Now the fate of the Four Lands hangs in the balance.Morgawr The intrepid heroes aboard the Jerle Shannara have reached their breaking point. A centuries-old sorcerer, the Morgawr, vows to find and control the fabled ancient books of magic–and he is an adversary of awesome might with a fleet of airships and a crew of walking dead men at his command. In The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Terry Brooks weaves together high adventure, vividly wrought characters, and a spellbinding world into an irresistible story of heroism and sacrifice, love and honor.

The Symphony of Ages Boxed Set I


Elizabeth Haydon - 2003
    On the run from an old romantic interest who won't take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half-breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage, one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world-- a world so real you can hear the sweet music of Rhapsody's aubade and smell the smoldering forges deep within the Cauldron. Prophecy In Rhapsody, a fellowship was forged-- three companions who, through great adversity, became a force to be reckoned with: Rhapsody the Singer; Achmed the assassin-king; and Grunthor, the giant Sergeant-Major. Prophecy continues their powerful epic. Driven by a prophetic vision, Rhapsody races to rescue a religious leader while Achmed and Grunthor seek the F'dor-- an ancient and powerful demon. These companions may be destined to fulfill The Prophecy of the Three, but their time is running short. They must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all. Destiny A Fellowship of ThreeTo stand against the F'dor-- an ancient, vile being intent on destroying the world-- a fellowship has been forged: Rhapsody, a Singer of great talent and beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant of jolly disposition and lethal skill with weapons.Driven by prophetic visions, the three know that time is running short, know that they must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all. But after their final, brutal confrontation with the F'dor, their world crosses the threshold of disaster and faces utter oblivion. The action reaches a fevered pitch, achieving a crescendo of tragedy, love, and triumph of human spirit over world-shattering cataclysm.With death at hand and the world crumbling at their feet, these three will finally discover their true ...Destiny

Wizard's First Rule


Terry Goodkind - 2003
    . . and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Beyond awaits a bewitching land where even the best of their hearts could betray them. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them—for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say.In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword—to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed . . . or that their time has run out.This is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.

Castle in the Sky Box Set


Hayao Miyazaki - 2003
    Sheeta is a young girl who wears a mysterious blue stone that gives her the power to defy gravity. When she floats down into the life of Pazu, a young orphan boy, they soon find themselves back in the clouds, where the enchanting city of Laputa, built by a lost civilization, awaits. Inspired by Gulliver's Travels and set in the 19th century, Castle in the Sky pits young Sheeta, whose magic stone gives her the power of flight, and her friend Pazu against a horde of wicked pirates and spies as all vie to learn the secret of Laputa, the mysterious floating castle. This collectible boxed set contains all four volumes in the popular series in an exclusive display case featuring five collectible Castle in the Sky postcards. The full-color pages are illustrated with movie stills, and the English language dialogue comes from Studio Ghibli's official movie subtitles.

The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman


Darcy Pattison - 2003
    Woodman? You'd know if you had--he's made of wood. And he's on a spectacular cross-country journey. Folks of all sorts guide Oliver along the way and report back in letters and postcards to his friend Uncle Ray. After all, there's a lot of road--and adventure!--between South Carolina and California. Oliver's been spotted truckin' in Texas, riding in a Utah parade, and scaring off bears in the California redwoods. Where will he show up next? Read the letters. Follow the map. And buckle up for a road trip you'll never forget!

Croatian Tales of Long Ago, Volume 1


Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić - 2003
    The animations were done by international team of animators, illustrators, musicians, programmers, actors etc. from all around the world."Stribor's Forest" animated cartoon created by Al Keddie and his team from Scotland."Brother Jaglenac and Sister Rutvica"interactive story created by Ellen McAuslan and her team from Denmark and UK."How Quest Sought the Truth"animated cartoon and 3 computer games:"Pocket Punch ""Waterfall""Cabin Rescue "created by Nathan Jurevicius and his team from Australia."Toporko and His Nine Brothers"Interactive story created by Katrin Rothe and her team from Karotoons, Germany. The CD-ROM also includes:Biography of the writer Ivana Brli Maurani, with many photos and a short film clip.* Introduction to the Slavic mythology.* Original text of the stories.* Many, many more things to explore In 3 languages: ENGLISH / GERMAN / CROATIAN * The CD-ROM was made with Macromedia® Flash®System requirements:- Multimedia PC- PentiumTM class processor 1 GHz or better - Microsoft® Windows® 98, 2000, ME, XP- 64 MB RAM (128 or more recommended)- SVGA resolution (800x600) or better - CD-ROM / DVD-ROMOR- Macintosh® PowerPC® G3 500MHz or Intel CoreTM Duo 1 GHz- Mac OS X or newer - 128 MB RAM - CD-ROM / DVD-ROM