The Harry Potter Collection 1-4
J.K. Rowling - 1999
If you buy one of the Harry Potter books, we guarantee you'll want the next...and the next...and the next -- so why not have them all, right at your fingertips? With the Harry Potter Hardcover Box Set (Books 1-4), Barnes amp; Noble.com offers simple one-stop shopping for your Harry Potter library! As easy as the wave of a magic wand, you can get all four Harry Potter books delivered to your doorstep at once.pThe Harry Potter Hardcover Box Set (Books 1-4) includes hardcover editions of iHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,/i and iHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire./i The books come snugly packed in a sturdy cardboard slipcase, beautifully decorated with memorable scenes from the books.pSo buy the set, and not even a pesky Locomotor Mortis spell cast by the evil Lord Voldemor...(oooops, sorry -- He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) can get in the way of your enjoying all of the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and, of course, magic that Muggles around the world can't seem to get enough of. Hold on tight -- it's going to be a wild ride!
The City Watch Trilogy
Terry Pratchett - 1999
GUARDS! GUARDS! Sees some night-time prowler turning (mostly) honest citizens into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. In MEN AT ARMS, there's a murder to be solves so that the world-weary Captain Vimes can be married at noon and retire happily ever after. And in the Discworld Howdunnit FEET OF CLAY, someone is murdering harmless old men and poisoning the Patrician ...and the golems are committing suicide ...*Which is flat and rides through space on the back of four elephants who stand on the shell of an enormous turtle, as everyone knows.
The Great Book of Amber
Roger Zelazny - 1999
Now, here are all ten novels, together in one magnificent omnibus volume. Witness the titanic battle for supremacy waged on Earth, in the Courts of Chaos, and on a magical world of mystery, adventure and romance.--back cover
Daughter of the Forest
Juliet Marillier - 1999
Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever. When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once. Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all...
Tamora Pierce - 1999
Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights. So while he is forced to train her, Wyldon puts her on probation for one year. It is a trial period that no male page has ever had to endure and one that separates the good natured Kel even more from her fellow trainees during the tough first year. But Kel Is not a girl to underestimate, as everyone is about to find out...
The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear
Walter Moers - 1999
I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest," says the narrator of Walter Moers’s epic adventure. "What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot… Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair’s breadth, last-minute escapes." Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. It’s a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishly illustrated by the author.
Patricia A. McKillip - 1999
McKillip has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of readers. And although her renowned Riddle-Master trilogy--The Riddle-Master of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, and Harpist in the Wind--has been long out of print, it is considered her most enduring and beloved work. Now it is collected in one volume for the first time--the epic journeys of a young prince in a strange land, where wizards have long since vanished...but where magic is waiting to be reborn.
The Malazan Book of the Fallen - Collection 1: Gardens Of The Moon, Deadhouse Gates
Steven Erikson - 1999
Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... DEADHOUSE GATES In the Holy Desert Raraku, a long prophesied uprising has begun and an untried commander battles to save the lives of thirty thousand refugees. War and betrayal, intrigue and roiling magic collide as destines are shaped and legends born... 'Homeric in scope and vision...a story that never fails to thrill and entertain...a saga that lives up to its name, both intellectually and in its dramatic, visually rich and lavish storytelling' SFSITE
Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey
Todd McCaffrey - 1999
. . Since the first unforgettable appearance of Pern's remarkable dragons and their brave human riders in the novella Weyr Search, winner of a Hugo award in 1968, millions of readers the world over have thrilled to Anne McCaffrey's bestselling saga of men, women, and dragons united against the deadly fall of Thread. Thanks to McCaffrey's bold and generous imagination, we have known what it is to fly. We have touched the fiery hearts and minds of the great fighting dragons, witnessed their passionate loves and violent hates, and felt the deep, unbreakable bonds that join them to their riders. McCaffrey's creative magic has made Pern real--a home to hold in the heart. Its inhabitants are more than characters in a book. They are family.Now a member of Anne McCaffrey's family--her son Todd--gives us a candid and inspiring glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time--an extraordinary woman who has influenced a generation of writers and readers and left an indelible mark on the field.From Anne's birth on April Fool's Day in 1926, her girlhood encounters with the strange power of second sight that gifts the McCaffreys, her trailblazing efforts to balance the roles of wife, mother, and writer in the turbulent sixties, through a painful divorce and the years of success and acclaim that followed, Dragonholder is a labor of love that will enrich every reader's appreciation of the world of Pern . . . and its equally unique creator.
David Clement-Davies - 1999
He knows he must escape to survive. Chased by stags, with their fearsome antlers sharpened for the kill, he begins a treacherous journey into the unknown, and ahead of him lies a shocking and formidable search for truth and goodwill in the shadow of the Great Mountain. One day he will have to return to his home and face his destiny among the deer to fulfill the prophecy that has persistently given them hope: that one day a fawn will be born with the mark of an oak leaf on his forehead and that fawn's courage will lead all the deer to freedom. Filled with passion and a darkness that gradually, through Rannoch's courage in the face of adversity, lifts to reveal an overwhelming feeling of light, Fire Bringer is a tremendous, spirited story that takes the reader deep into the hearts and minds of its characters as they fight for their right to live in peace.
Ship of Magic
Robin Hobb - 1999
The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening as Althea Vestrit’s father is carried on deck in his death-throes. Althea waits for the ship that she loves more than anything else in the world to awaken. Only to discover that the Vivacia has been signed away in her father’s will to her brutal brother-in-law, Kyle Haven...Others plot to win or steal a liveship. The Paragon, known by many as the Pariah, went mad, turned turtle, and drowned his crew. Now he lies blind, lonely, and broken on a deserted beach. But greedy men have designs to restore him, to sail the waters of the Rain Wild River once more.Cover illustration by John Howe
Biting the Sun
Tanith Lee - 1999
Not if you're Jang: a caste of libertine teenagers in the city of Four BEE. But when you're expected to make trouble--when you can kill yourself on a whim and return in another body, when you're encouraged to change genders at will and experience whatever you desire--you've got no reason to rebel...until making love and raising hell, daring death and running wild just leave you cold and empty.Ravenous for true adventures of the mind and body, desperate to find some meaning, one restless spirit finally bucks the system--and by shattering the rules, strikes at the very heart of a soulless society....
Rincewind the Wizzard
Terry Pratchett - 1999
In the squalid, crime infested city of Ankh-Morpork - bifurcated seaport capital and oldest city of Discworld - one lives either by the sword or in the shadows...Includes The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery and Eric.
The Newford Stories
Charles de Lint - 1999
~~~ Set in Newford, a quintessential North American city that might exist anywhere or nowhere, de Lint's stories wander amid the tenements and the music clubs, the waterfront and the alleyways, where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Here, ghosts loiter under street lamps, gemmins live in abandoned cars, and goblins traverse the tunnels below. ~~~ You'll meet folks like Jilly Coppercorn, a painter who sees wonder on these mean streets; Christy Riddell, writer and collector of urban folk tales and odd stories; his brother Geordie, a street fiddler who calls up enchantment with his music; and many others, like the boy who saves feral bicycles, the girl who stumbles into "the city of bridges," an origami fortune teller, a serial killer of people's dreams, "bone woman," and a conjure man. ~~~ With The Newford Stories, de Lint weaves before you a mesmerizing tapestry of stark realism, fond hope, and illimitable dreams.
Norma Kassirer - 1999
But soon Sally uncovers a mystery about a beautiful old doll in a portrait -- and a little girl who looks just like Sally herself! In search of clues, Sally is drawn toward the attic and the old mirror that sits there. And when she looks into it, something magical happens....
Pokemon Yellow - Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Elizabeth M. Hollinger - 1999
Are you ready for the ultimate Poke mon experience? - Maps for every area- Tips to find and catch all 150 Poke mon- In-depth walkthroughs of every area- Detailed stats for every Poke mon- Complete machine, and ability descriptions- All item and machine locations revealed- Covers Red, Blue, and Yellow versions!
On Blue's Waters
Gene Wolfe - 1999
Horn, the narrator of the earlier work, now tells his own story. Though life is hard on the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his family have made a decent life for themselves. But Horn is the only one who can locate the great leader Silk, and convince him to return to Blue and lead them all to prosperity. So Horn sets sail in a small boat, on a long and difficult quest across the planet Blue in search of the now legendary Patera Silk. The story continues in In Green's Jungles and Return to the Whorl.
Broken Sky: #01
Chris Wooding - 1999
It’s about a pair of twins who find themselves torn from the safety of their home and thrown into the conflict, and how they become key players in the battle for both dimensions against the despotic King Macaan and his daughter.
The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World
Suza Scalora - 1999
That was before she made the discovery of a lifetime. After learning the secrets behind locating and luring these magical creatures out from hiding, she vows to travel all over the world photographing every fairy she can find. This remarkable book is the result of her quest, the first set of fairy photographs the world has ever seen. Join our archeologist as she travels to remote parts of the globe in search of her mysterious subjects. Read about the details of her journey as she documents the events of each fairy discovery and see for yourself her results--amazing, dazzling photographs straight from another world. Images of these creatures, vibrant and luminous, are captured and catalogued, each one more astonishing than the next. There is no greater proof--fairies are real.2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
John Clute - 1999
Not only does it describe the genre authoritatively, but it redefines it, offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of art. With more than 4,000 entries and over one million words, this volume covers every aspect of fantasy-literature, film, television, opera, art, and comics. Written and compiled by a team of editors with unparalleled collective experience in the field, it is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art of the fantastic. This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press.
Death's Domain: A Discworld Mapp
Terry Pratchett - 1999
So here is the place where the Grim Reaper can kick back and take the load off his scythe. Here's the golf course that's not so much crazy as insane, and the useless maze, and the dark gardens - all brought (incongruously) to life. And here, for the first time ever, you will find out the reason why Death can't understand rockeries, and what hapens to garden gnomes.As Death rides Binky into the sunset (of other people's lives), you can at last see what he gets up to when he's not at work.
Northern Lights: Bolvangar (His Dark Materials, #1)
Philip Pullman - 1999
With the gyptians, Lyra travels to the bleak splendour of the North, bearing a truth-telling compass, she goes in search of Roger and the other lost children - to Bolvangar.For children/juvenile
Legacy: Selected Paintings and Drawings
Frank Frazetta - 1999
This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history. Coedited by Hugo Award-winning editor Arnie Fenner, it includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / Peter and Wendy
J.M. Barrie - 1999
Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living a wild and secret life with birds and fairies in the middle of London. Later Barrie let this remarkable child grow a little older and he became the boy-hero of Neverland, making his first appearance, with Wendy, Captain Hook, and the Lost Boys, in Peter and Wendy. The Peter Pan stories were Barrie's only works for children but, as their persistent popularity shows, their themes of imaginative escape continue to charm even those who long ago left Neverland. This is the first edition to include both texts in one volume and the first to a present an extensively annotated text for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
Win Blevins - 1999
After the inexplicable suicide of the woman he loves, and as he sinks into alcoholism and despair and stands on the precipice of suicide, his best friend tells him, "You got to go on the mountain."Blue's journey takes him on a torturous path, and as he is guided by a shaman and a spirit bird, under whose wings lay the shadows of the past, he revisits--and relives--the massacre of Wounded Knee, standing beside his people as they fall under the gun and cannon fire.
Luis Royo - 1999
Each collection sparkles with pieces seen on book covers from around the world. Fantasy, science fiction, eroticism, etc... Royo has devised a special personal mix of media that makes his work so uncannily real, so beguilingly engaging as to make him a best-selling star.
Wendy Pini - 1999
And for the son of Mantricker, nothing could be closer to the truth. Wild, reckless, Bearclaw lives in legend, his fiery temper and prankster's spirit providing the stuff of tale after tale.But few have known the truth behind Bearclaw's deep hatred of humans. And no one before now can even have guessed at the mortal connection between Wolfrider chief and the slithering terror that nearly destroys the elfin tribe - a nemesis of Bearclaw's own making!
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Harold Bloom - 1999
-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
Max Allan Collins - 1999
His discovery of the Lost City of the Dead is a fluke--but to British librarian Evelyn Carnarvon it's the archaeological find of the century. The city contains all the treasures of Egypt and possibly the secrets of life and death. Leading Evelyn's expedition deep into the Sahara isn't exactly easy money, though, as Rick must dodge death traps, escape the jaws of man-eating beetles, and even duel a hook-handed mercenary. And just when he's caught his breath, a long ago evil returns from the grave--with a taste for human flesh...
J. Robert King - 1999
Before the five colors of magic. Before history itself, the plane of Dominaira was ruled by the Thran. They built machines and artifacts, the likes of which have never since been seen. But amid this civilization, a shadow took root, one that would stretch its arms across space and time. The hideous evil of Phyrexia was born.
The Hermit Thrush Sings
Susan Butler - 1999
She can see things no one else can, but can only draw them with her one webbed hand.Several generations have passed since North America was struck by a meteor that changed life forever. Now, Leora lives safely locked inside the walls of Village Three. Only the guards and croptenders are allowed out, where the world is said to be undeveloped and dangerous. Leora's heard stories of the ferocious birmbas -- half bear, half gorilla -- that resulted from the meteor. Mutants cannot be trusted.But Leora herself is considered a "defective" with her hidden hand and gift. When she risks her life to free a baby birmba, she finds the courage to escape beyond the tyrannical walls without knowing what she may find.
The Story of the Blue Planet
Andri Snær Magnason - 1999
Their planet is wild and at times dangerous, but everything is free, everyone is their friend, and each day is more exciting than the last. One day a rocket ship piloted by a strange-looking adult named Gleesome Goodday crashes on the beach. His business card claims he is a “Dream.ComeTrueMaker and joybringer,” and he promises to make life a hundred times more fun with sun-activated flying powder and magic-coated skin so that no one ever has to bathe again. Goodday even nails the sun in the sky and creates a giant wolf to chase away the clouds so it can be playtime all the time. In exchange for these wonderful things, Goodday asks only for a little bit of the children’s youth—but what is youth compared to a lot more fun? The children are so enamored with their new games that they forget all the simple activities they used to love. During Goodday’s great flying competition, Hulda and Brimir fly too high to the sun and soar to the other side of planet, where they discover it is dark all the time and the children are sickly and pale. Hulda and Brimir know that without their help, the pale children will die, but first they need to get back to their island and convince their friends that Gleesome Goodday is not all that he seems. A fantastical adventure, beautifully told, unfolds in a deceptively simple tale. The Story of the Blue Planet will delight and challenge readers of all ages.From the Trade Paperback edition.
R. Sean Borgstrom - 1999
Once human, each character has been forever changed, imbued with awesome power and terrible responsibility. Heaven and Hell, angels and devils, the Giants and the Old Gods - in Nobilis, all are united in the Great War against the Excrucians, whose goal is to destroy all Creation - but all are divided by their own plots and ancient rivalries, as well.
Paul McCusker - 1999
Suddenly, a scream erupts! Crashing through the floor, they dangerously tumble down beneath it. But when they pick themselves up amid the dust and debris, they find themselves in a strange and mysterious new world - a place nothing like their hometown of Odyssey!Bewildered by their new surroundings, Kyle and Anna are soon entangled in a web of intrigue, betrayal, and danger - a struggle to the death between a power-mad king and his valiant young general - a fight to determine who will rule the Kingdom of Marus!Despite their best efforts, the ultimate outcome rests in the hands of the powerful and mysterious Unseen One, and the lives of Kyle and Anna will never be the same. Will they ever find their way back home? Or are they destined to live forever in this strange new land?
The Troll With No Heart in His Body and other Tales of Trolls, from Norway
Lise Lunge-Larsen - 1999
Some live under bridges, others deep inside caves. They can carry their heads under their arms or hide their hearts inside wells. They can walk across oceans and fly over mountains. Trees and shrubs may grow from their heads, and their noses can be long enough to stir soup. There are troll hags, troll daughters, and elderly, shrunken trolls. Old or young, they are quarrelsome, ugly, and boastful, and they love to trick princesses and children. To defeat them, children must rely on the strengths of their humanity-persistence, kindness, pluck, and willingness to heed good advice
The Power of Three
Eliza Willard - 1999
Give us the power! Prue, Piper, and Phoebe Halliwell didn't think reading a magical incantation would really work. But it did. Now Prue can move things with her mind, Piper can freeze time, and Phoebe can see the future. They are the Charmed Ones--the most powerful of witches.But being enchanted has a price. There's a warlock who wants to steal their powers. And he'll do it any way he can--even if it means killing them!https://openlibrary.org/books/OL35503...
Blood of Ten Chiefs
Wendy Pini - 1999
Before Cutter, leader of the Wolfriders, there were the Ten Chiefs, ancestors going all the way back 10,00- years to the very first elves to land upon the World of Two Moons. These shadowy characters come to life in tales that show how the elves lived, loved and died as they struggled to make a home on their new world.
The Museum at Purgatory
Nick Bantock - 1999
An otherworldly mixture of surreal drawings, photographs of invented and actual objects, fake documents, altered engravings, and fictions, it follows the post-death journey of Non, the museum's curator, as he gathers together artists and collectors - narrating and analysing their lives - in a desperate attempt to escape Purgatory and enter either Heaven or Hell. Bold, brilliant, and profound, The Museum at Purgatory is yet another shining example of Bantock's unique gift for combining word and stunning image to craft an extraordinary tale. Chronicle Books will publish The Artful Dodger: The Art of Nick Bantock in Fall 2000.
A Red Heart of Memories
Nina Kiriki Hoffman - 1999
Alone, yet never lonely, she s now found a kindred spirit in Edmund Reynolds a wandering witch of a spiritual quest to help those in need. Together, these two special people who live outside normal reality will embark on an odyssey of the imagination. They will look into the darkest depths of the past. And they will encounter things both wonderful and terrifying.
Jackie French - 1999
Sweetwater is collected from seeps in dark caves where Manna, the major food source, also grows. Anya is too young to work in the quarry collecting stone like her parents, and she and her sister Zue are responsible for collecting the supplies. Zue is the only person with whom Anya shares her dreams. They are strange dreams; dreams of a blue sky and blue water and birds and animals that no one has heard of. Zue warns Anya to keep these dreams to herself so that she will not be teased. Anya follows her advice until one day she warns others of the accident in the quarry. People laugh but when the accident happens Anya is accused of causing it and is ostracised until a trader comes to take her to 'the mountain'. On the mountain Anya meets others like herself and is welcomed with open arms. She soon learns to understand her dreams as 'memories' of another time. She meets Ib, the only other young person on the mountain. Convinced of the existence of a third 'pastseer' like themselves they journey to 'the rift', a wasteland which circumnavigates the planet, to find this third person. Poisoned by the plants that existthere anyone who travels into 'the rift' dies. Anya and Ib are certain their friend has found a way to live in 'the rift' unharmed and plan to find her and bring her back to 'the mountain'.
Wendy Pini - 1999
While her warrior sire Cutter battles in a distant land, Ember leads her splinter tribe of Wolfriders - the Howling Rock pack - deeper into unknown territory. Each day brings new challenges to her skills, as a fighter, as a planner, and as the leader she knows she must be - for she has her father's legend to live up to.How then to deal with the mysterious elfin stranger who can make himself invisible to even the keen senses of the Wolfriders. Can he aid Ember in her struggle against the evil of Winnowill? Or will he lead doom right into the elves' midst?
Peter S. Beagle - 1999
Since her death over 300 years ago, Tamsin has haunted the lonely estate without rest, trapped by a hidden trauma she can't remember, and a powerful evil even the spirits of night cannot name. To help her, Jenny must delve deeper into the dark world than any human has in hundreds of years, and face danger that will change her life forever...
The Last Dragonlord
Joanne Bertin - 1999
Dragonlord Linden Rathan, last-born of a race of immortal weredragons, has spent six hundred years alone, searching for his soultwin while his fellow Dragonlords watch over humanity's Five Kingdoms.When the Queen of Cassori dies mysteriously, Linden and the other Dragonlords are called upon to prevent civil war as two human claimants vie for the regency.As the battle for Cassori rule escalates, Linden becomes the target of the Fellowship, a secret society of true-humans who could actually destroy his immortal life.Then he meets a beautiful young ship captain named Maurynna who may be the only one who can help Linden bring Cassori back from the brink of chaos.
Wendy Pini - 1999
For the final battle between Winnowill's darkness and Timmain's light may have only one victor, yet the Wolfriders dare not allow the Black Snake to die. For even in death, Winnowill's malevolent sprit would taint the World of Two Moons forever!
Glenda Larke - 1999
The religious leaders of Chantry try to maintain the Stabilities by ordering the necessity of a once in a lifetime pilgrimage across the chaos. And in that ever-changing world, the most important person is a mapmaker who can make a chart of secure pilgrimage routes… Keris Kaylen is a mapmaker's daughter. When her father is murdered and a mountain disappears, Keris is betrayed by her brother. Forced to flee into the Unstable, she finds her safety is in the hands of a man bonded to the Lord Carasma, the Unmaker…and her ordered life is turned upside-down. Her survival will depend on a map and a place called Havenstar—but she can't reproduce the map, and Havenstar may not even exist…
The Avram Davidson Treasury: A Tribute Collection
Avram Davidson - 1999
He was erudite, cranky, Jewish, wildly creative, and sold most of his wonderful stories to pulp magazines. They are wonderful.Now his estate and his friends have brought together a definitive collection of his finest work, each story introduced by an SF luminary: writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, Poul Anderson, Gene Wolfe, Guy Davenport, Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, and dozens of others. This is a volume every lover of fantasy will need to own.
How to See Fairies
Charles van Sandwyk - 1999
"How to See Fairies" is a delightful treasure chest brimming with fairy-inspired goodies: a gorgeous illustrated book, a blank journal in which to record your own fairy sightings, three note cards, a mini poster and a bookmark. Its nostalgic artwork combined with its contemporary, updated packaging make it a great gift for all ages.
Forever Love, White Eagle (Atlantean Secrets)
Samuel Sagan - 1999
His mission: the transfer of the Archive, a living repository of the prodigious lore of consciousness of the Atlanteans. Deep in the Underworlds, the twenty-meter long Naga King is waiting for Maryani, priestess of the White Eagle. In the kingdom of the mists, with the disintegration of the fields, the Archive stones have become unstable. All hell is about to break loose. The second volume of the Atlantean epic by Samuel Sagan, founder of the Clairvision School in Sydney.
Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
Terry Pratchett - 1999
Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.'Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much.Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive.Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.
The Gods Are Wise
Samuel Sagan - 1999
Their bodies are made of fire. They live as long as a cosmic cycle. In one glance, they can change the destiny of a nation. Why should they care about human beings? In the kingdom fo the mists, the Nephilim Hunters are preparing a strike on the temples of Eisraim and Lasseera. Aphelion, emissary of the Prince of Darkness, abducts Szar. High Priestess Elyani is desperately fighting to reach the world of the gods. But the hymns of the Law have lost their power. The glory that was Atlantis is fading. A world must end, so a new world may be born. The third volume of the Atlantean epic by Samuel Sagan, founder of Clairvision School in Sydney.
Beast of the Heartland and Other Stories
Lucius Shepard - 1999
Fascinated by deception and decay, and generally labeled a cyberpunk writer, his work transcends the limits of genre fiction. Beast of the Heartland contains seven tales that explore the darkside where science fiction meets horror. Headed by the award-winning "Barnacle Bill the Spacer," a story of high-space mutiny, the book includes "A Little Night Music," a gothic tale of insanity; "All the Perfumes of Araby," where an adventurer in the Middle East links up with an ancient entity; "Human History," a postapocalyptic chiller; "Sports in America," a noir tale in the Chandler tradition; "The Sun Spider," a mini space opera; and the title story -- an ingenious picture of a battered boxer on the decline.
The Heavenly Village
Cynthia Rylant - 1999
Now repackaged with an updated look and feel. "This is a special book... it will move young readers. " -- Booklist, starred reviewHere is Cynthia Rylant's most memorable writing yet -- a spiritual novel about the wonders of life and the afterlife. In this book, a series of touching vignettes, she paints a moving picture of the stopping place between heaven and earth -- and in the process, she reminds us that life is an extraordinary gift, and that those we love are never really far away.
Stardust: Una storia d'amore nel Regno delle Fate
Neil Gaiman - 1999
Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess, Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways. Gaiman's exquisitely crafted text and Vess' breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures, an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land. Tying in with the release of the film, this is your chance to own a piece of "Stardust"!
The Silver Arm
Jim Fitzpatrick - 1999
In this second volume, titled "The Silver-Armed Warrior", Jim Fitzpatrick resorts again to that treasure house of his Irish childhood, a cultural heritage shared and transmitted not only by Yeats & Lady Gregory but by a thousand unknown voices telling the lovingly guarded stories to countless generations of children and adults alike.
The Seventh Unicorn
Shirley Barber - 1999
Rachel sometimes imagined she glimpsed a beautiful land in it - beyond the silver speckles.Then one day Rachel and her brother Robert polished the mirror. A few minutes later, a little pearl-white unicorn leapt out of it in a swirl of star-dust. This was just the beginning of an amazing adventure ... Another enchanting picture book by award-winning author/illustrator Shirley Barber.
Martin Scott - 1999
The Lord of the Rings would have benefited from an occasional pie in the face.- The first Thraxas novel won the coveted World Fantasy Award and Thraxas' adventures are an international hit, having been published in France, Japan, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Now Americans can find out what they've been missing.- Martin Scott is the pseudonym under which Martin Millar writes his humorous fantasy adventures about Thraxas, the sybaritic overweight private eye and man of action in a fantasy world of elves, Orcs, and mean streets. Under his own name, he has written many highly praised mainstream novels.- The Guardian called his newest novel, Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me, "brilliant, " and the London Times raved that it is one of the few "great rock novels." Millar has been compared to Kurt Vonnegut and Armistead Maupin, and The Edinburgh Times calls him "one of Britain's most gifted underground writers."
The Hobbit: A 3-D Pop-Up Adventure
J.R.R. Tolkien - 1999
R. R. Tolkien's classic fantasy epic The Hobbit. This innovative pop-up book transports hero Bilbo Baggins, a small, quiet hobbit, through five adventures from the novel. Featuring beautiful illustrations, intricate paper engineering, and pull-out scrolls with excerpts, this unique edition is the perfect introduction to Tolkien's timeless tale and a must-have collectible for Hobbit fans of all ages.
A Russell Hoban Omnibus
Russell Hoban - 1999
Hoban's novels: the haunting Lion of Boaz-Jachin, the popular Turtle Diary (made into a movie startting Glenda Jackson and Ben Kingsley), Pilgermann, and his newest work, the sharp and witty Mr. Rinyo-Clacton's Offer, published here for the first time in North America. In addition, the collection includes samples from Mr. Hoban's short stories, essays, and poetry. Finally, for true Hoban aficionados, there is part of an unfinished sequel to the adult children's classic The Mouse and His Child, featuring the further adventures of Manny Rat.
A Villain's Night Out
Margaret Mahy - 1999
But Squidgy immediately appears as large as life -- and he has his own story. What will happen if Formby invents other characters? Will they try and take over the book as well? Chaos reigns as Squidgy Moot masterminds a villain's night out.
The Would-be Witch
Ruth Chew - 1999
Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. A little bit of magic can mean big adventure! Andy and Robin are stuck doing chores with an old bottle of silver polish. But when they use it, incredible things happen. The salt and pepper shakers don’t get shiny—they turn into birds! The dustpan doesn’t clean—it starts flying! And when Andy and Robin tuck the birds’ feathers behind their ears, they shrink until they’re small enough to fly the dustpan out into the night. Where will their magical ride take them?
Samuel Sagan - 1999
To others, the gateway to infinity.... On Earth Entire Populations have been enslaved in Virtual Reality machines by the Rex. In space, the Masters of Thunder have returned. The Philadelphian stations refuse to submit to virtualisation. It is war. The Rex is a formidable adversary. To defeat him, the Masters of Thunder, have prepared a formidable weapon: the Knights of the Apocalypse. Against overwhelming numerical superiority, the Knights fight with consciousness and supermind. Explore the future of Virtual Reality, the fouth dimension and psychic warfare. Like never before, and never again.
Capek Four Plays: R. U. R.; The Insect Play; The Makropulos Case; The White Plague
Karel Čapek - 1999
In R. U. R., the Robot - an idea Çapek was the first to invent - gradually takes over all aspects of human existence except procreation; The Insect Play is a satirical fable in which beetles, butterflies and ants give dramatic form to different philosophies of life; The Makropulos Case is a fantasy about human mortality, finally celebrating the average lifespan; The White Plague is a savage and anguished satire against fascist dictatorship and the virus of inhumanity.
The Portent and Other Stories
George MacDonald - 1999
Perhaps her new studies filled her mind with the clear, gladsome morning light of the pure intellect, which always throws doubt and distrust and a kind of negation upon the moonlight of passion, mysterious, and mingled ever with faint shadows of pain. I walked as in an unresting sleep. Utterly as I loved her, I was yet alarmed and distressed to find how entirely my being had grown dependent upon her love; how little of individual, self-existing, self-upholding life, I seemed to have left; how little I cared for anything, save as I could associate it with her.
The Compleat Boucher: The Complete Short Science Fiction & Fantasy of Anthony Boucher
Anthony Boucher - 1999
It contains such classic stories as "The Quest for Saint Aquin," "Snulbug," and "The Compleat Werewolf." Many of the stories collected here have never before appeared in a Boucher collection, and some haven't been reprinted since their original magazine publication. "Rappaccini's Other Daughter" appears here for the first time.
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow - 1999
S. ByattCharles de LintKaren Joy FowlerNeil GaimanLisa GoldsteinStephen KingEllen KushnerPatricia A. McKillipSteven MillhauserMichael Marshall SmithPeter StraubJane YolenFor more than a decade, readers have looked to The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror to showcase the highest achievements of fantastic fiction. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling continue their critically acclaimed and award-winning tradition with another stunning collection of stories. The fiction and poetry here is culled from an exhaustive survey of the field, nearly four dozen stories ranging from fairy tales to gothic horror, from magical realism to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors' invaluable overviews of the year in fantastic fiction, and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this volume a valubale reference source as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror
The Keeper of the Crystal Spring
Naomi Baltuck - 1999
To survive, the townspeople of Enmore Green band together under the wise leadership of Father Edmund and Sirona, the local seeress who is teaching the healing arts to her foster daughter, Aldyth. Beautiful, sensitive, and feisty, Aldyth has decided not to marry but instead to dedicate her life to serving the Goddess of the Crystal Spring.Her decision is complicated, though, by her companion in the resistance movement -- a sexy Robin Hood figure who has vowed to win her. She also attracts the attention of Gandulf -- the son of the hated Norman lord -- a gentle handsome man who, despite his upbringing, has an affinity for his Saxon subjects. Their tempestuous love triangle is played out against the turbulence of Saxon and Norman life and is dramatically resolved when a mysterious stranger reveals to Gandulf a secret from his past that will change everyone's future.
Britannia: 100 Great Stories From British History
Geraldine McCaughrean - 1999
Often discredited, in many cases virtually forgotten, they are nonetheless wonderful tales that will give present-day children a sense of the excitement of history. King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 100 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly 3000 years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid and the Braer Oil Tanker disaster, each story includes a note on what really happened, and there is an index and a list of further reading.
C.J. Carella - 1999
But the transitions brought on by this Time of Reckoning are unknown. Great power, great destruction, great anguish -- all or none may arise.The threat of the Reckoning is not limited to humans. It has also stirred beings from the Otherworlds, and creatures that once were human, but now live on as Spirits or the Undead. Some of them are willing to work openly, side by side with the Gifted and the Mundane. Others prefer to operate in secrecy. Still others have hidden agendas that they pursue ahead of any common purpose.Only time will tell what lays ahead.Time . . . and your choices.Mystery Codex is a supplement for the WitchCraft roleplaying game. In it, you will find:• Two new Character Types, the Spirits and Undead, with accompanying character creation rules, powers, vulnerabilities and background for Ghosts, Phantasms, Vampyres and the Relentless Dead• New Associations: shunned Pariahs, dedicated Iscariots, elite Storm Dragons and death-obsessed Thanatoi• New Invocations and Necromancy, the gruesome Disciplines of the Flesh, and the mystical Tao-Chi• Background on Geburah, the Sephiroth of the Dead• New Character Concepts, Qualities and Drawbacks, Skills and Rules
Dead Brides: Vampire Tales
Edgar Allan Poe - 1999
In these classic tales, Poe investigates the vampiric nature of human relationships, including love and lust both normal and incestuous, and develops his theme to observe the vampiric qualities inherent in the creative or artistic process. Vampirism, with its terrible energy exchanges and lesions, is ultimately Poe s analogy for a love that persists beyond the gravean all-consuming passion that knows no peace until an undead reconciliation is effected. With a preface by Jeremy Reed, Dead Brides is illustrated by the lithographs of the Symbolist Odilon Redon, who was compelled to reproduce the most insane images from his unconcious through the inspiration of Baudelaire, Huysmans, and other dangerous writers of his age.
The Hutchinson Treasury of Fairy Tales
Brian Hutchinson - 1999
With illustrations by some of the world's most renowned children's artists, past and present, including Dulac, Rackham, Angela Barrett and Wayne Anderson, here is a whole childhood of rich stories in one spellbinding volume.
William King - 1999
Set in the darkly gothic world of Warhammer, Trollslayer is an episodic novel featuring some of the most extraordinary adventures of this deadly pair of heroes. Monsters, daemons, sorcerers, mutants, orcs, beastmen and worse are to be found as Gotrek strives to achieve a noble death in battle. Felix, of course, only has to survive to tell the tale.