Best of
Fantasy

2007

Harry Potter Series Box Set


J.K. Rowling - 2007
    Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide.

The Absolute Sandman, Volume Two


Neil Gaiman - 2007
    Now, Vertigo and DC Comics are proud to present the second of four definitive Absolute Editions collecting this groundbreaking series in its entirety. The Absolute Sandman, Volume Two reprints issues 21-39 of The Sandman and features remastered coloring prepared especially for this edition on all nineteen issues, as well as brand-new inks on The Sandman 34 by the issue's original penciller, Colleen Doran. This volume also includes two never-before-reprinted stories by Gaiman (a Desire story painted by John Bolton, and a prose Sandman story previously only available to buyers of the very first Sandman statue, released in 1991), a complete reproduction of the never-before-reprinted one-shot The Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams, and the original script and pencils by Gaiman and Kelley Jones for Chapter Two of "Season of Mists" from The Sandman 23.

The Name of the Wind


Patrick Rothfuss - 2007
    The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

Magician: Apprentice Volume 1


Raymond E. Feist - 2007
    But though his courage won him a place at court and the heart of a lovely Princess, he was ill at ease with the normal ways of wizardry. Yet Pug's strange sort of magic would one day change forever the fates of two worlds. For dark beings from another world had opened a rift in the fabric of spacetime to being again the age-old battle between the forces of Order and Chaos.

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay


Vadim Jean - 2007
    But it's vital that all the presents are delivered, otherwise the sun won't rise tomorrow. However, there is another supernatural entity who can be everywhere at once and, most importantly, knows where everybody lives.

The New Prophecy Box Set


Erin Hunter - 2007
    The second story arc in the #1 nationally bestselling epic warrior cat series is now available in a beautiful box set.

Marked / Betrayed / Chosen / Untamed


P.C. Cast - 2007
    She has to leave her family in Broken Arrow, OK, and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for other fledgling vampyres like her. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Although Zoey has awesome new powers, it’s hard to fit in when everyone knows you’re “special.”  As Zoey tries to make new friends and maybe find a hot boyfriend (or two), she comes up against all kinds of evil, from the perfect-looking, super-popular girl with not-so-faultless plans, to the mysterious deaths happening at the House of Night and all over Tulsa.  Things at the House of Night are not always what they seem.  Can Zoey find the courage deep within herself to find the truth and embrace her destiny?

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons


Robin Roberts - 2007
    As the author of the "Dragonriders of Pern" series, McCaffrey (b. 1926) was one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She was the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel "The White Dragon" was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who created and re-created her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey was a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre.

Walt Disney's Peter Pan (A Little Golden Book)


Walt Disney Company - 2007
    Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell are back in this vintage Little Golden Book! Featuring gorgeous illustrations from 1952, this children’s classic is a reissue.

The End of Harry Potter?


David Langford - 2007
    Even the smallest hints from author J. K. Rowling about what may happen to Harry and his friends have been major news stories.In The End of Harry Potter?, David Langford—Potter fan and award-winning writer—delves into the many mysteries which remain unsolved. Is Albus Dumbledore really dead? Whose side is Severus Snape really on? What are the remaining horcruxes, where He Who Shall Not Be Named has stashed his soul? Does Harry bear a part of the Dark Lord's soul in his scar, and is this why he understands Parseltongue?J. K. Rowling is the only person who knows the answers to these questions. But in this highly entertaining book, Langford uses his deep knowledge of the six published Harry Potter novels to explore these and other mysteries, and to present a selection of possible outcomes.Only the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will lay these questions to rest, but in the meantime, fans of the series will find David Langford's book entertaining and thought-provoking, and a perfect way to refresh their memory of the first six books in readiness for the last.

Firestar's Quest


Erin Hunter - 2007
    All four forest Clans are thriving, training new warriors and keeping their boundaries without conflict.But Firestar's dreams are haunted by wailing cats fleeing a terrible disaster. With unexpected help from an old kittypet friend, he discovers a shocking secret: StarClan, the warrior ancestors who guide his paw steps, have lied to him.Firestar is faced with the hardest decision of his life. Can he really turn his back on the forest that has become his home and embark on a perilous quest to discover a dark truth--one that has been buried beyond the memory of living cats? Whatever he finds at the end of his journey, he knows that nothing can ever be the same again.

Brian Froud's World of Faerie


Brian Froud - 2007
    In this volume, a long-awaited sequel to his international best-sellers Faeries and Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, Froud returns to the world of faerie with a wealth of new, never-before-seen paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Brian Froud's World of Faerie offers us a startling new vision of the magical realm, enhanced by Froud's own words about his experiences and insights. This lavish, full-color book opens the door to Brian Froud's wondrous imagination as never before. It presents beautiful portrayals of faeries that have touched hearts and minds for generations. World of Faerie is by far Froud's most personal book, and represents this visionary artist and creator of fantasy worlds at the pinnacle of his powers. This encompassing volume is a must-have for faerie and fantasy fans of all ages, the world over.

The Sight


Erin Hunter - 2007
    But secrets and uncertainty surround them, and a mysterious prophecy hints at trouble to come. The warrior code is in danger, and these three apprentices will need all of their strength to help the Clans survive.

Artemis Fowl Boxed Set, Bks 1-5


Eoin Colfer - 2007
    Complete 5-Book Boxed Set includes Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, The Opal Deception, and The Lost Colony.

Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show, Volume 2


Chris Ryall - 2007
    It begins here The second half of an adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker's epic journey into the fantastic, The Great and Secret Show.

The Wrinkle in Time Quintet - Digest Size Boxed Set


Madeleine L'Engle - 2007
    The digest box set features the art of Taeeun Yoo.A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most significant novels of our time. This fabulous, ground-breaking science-fiction and fantasy story is the first of five in the Time Quintet series about the Murry family.A Wind in the Door—When Charles Wallace falls ill, Meg, Calvin, and their teacher, Mr. Jenkins, must travel inside C.W. to make him well, and save the universe from the evil Echthros.A Swiftly Tilting Planet—The Murry and O'Keefe families enlist the help of the unicorn, Gaudior, to save the world from imminent nuclear war.Many Waters—Meg Murry, now in college, time travels with her twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, to a desert oasis that is embroiled in war.An Acceptable Time—While spending time with her grandparents, Alex and Kate Murry, Polly O'Keefe wanders into a time 3,000 years before her own.

Redwall The Graphic Novel


Stuart Moore - 2007
    Illustrated by renowned comics artist Bret Blevins, Redwall: The Graphic Novel brings to life all the battles, all the heroes, and all the villains in a fun new format perfect for reluctant readers, those just entering the Redwall world, or the countless existing fans of the series.

달빛 조각사 1


Heesung Nam - 2007
    Once the news is spread nationwide, a fierce competition to win Harn's avatar breaks out, raising the auction price to $3.1M. However, when men in black show up before Harn to collect his debts, he ends up losing most of what he has earned overnight. Determined to send his little sister, Hayan, to college and make the loan sharks pay back, he joins an online RPG game named 'Royal Road' to prove that history repeats itself. Why not claim the top once again?

The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up: Based on the Books by C. S. Lewis


Robert Sabuda - 2007
    S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, springs to life for a younger reader in three dimensional pop-up scenes, created by award-winning paper engineer Robert Sabuda.Each of the seven books—The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle—has its own pop-up spread rendered in spectacular detail with stunning special effects.The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-Up allows readers of all ages, but especially younger children, to experience a different adventure from Narnia on every spread in this beautiful addition to the Narnia library—sure to enchant fans of both C. S. Lewis and Robert Sabuda.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere


Mike Carey - 2007
    An ordinary Londoner stops to help an enigmatic girl and joins a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.

Phizz Whizzing Collection


Roald Dahl - 2007
    A 15-book Roald Dahl slipcase containing the following books:The BFG BoyCharlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Great Glass ElevatorDanny, the Champion of the World Esio Trot Fantastic Mr Fox George's Marvellous MedicineThe Giraffe, The Pelly and MeGoing SoloJames and the Giant Peach The Magic Finger MatildaThe TwitsThe Witches

Selections from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Piano Solos


John Williams - 2007
    Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix(tm) come alive is made only more delightful by the extraordinary soundtrack that enhances Harry, Hermione, Ron's adventures.Alfred presents this selection of music from the soundtrack to the major motion picture arranged for advanced solo piano. Titles are Dumbledore's Army * Fireworks * Flight of the Order of the Phoenix * Loved Ones & Leaving * The Ministry of Magic * Professor Umbridge * The Room of Requirement * (Bonus Selection) Hedwig's Theme.

Avatar Volume 7: The Last Airbender


Michael Dante DiMartino - 2007
    When he fails miserably, Sokka is kidnapped and accidentally pulled into the spirit world himself! Once there, will he gain the knowledge and experience it will take to bring peace back to the village?

The Children of Hurin/The Silmarillion/The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings


J.R.R. Tolkien - 2007
    The series is completed in November this year with the release of The Silmarillion to commemorate the 30th anniversary of that book's original publication.For the first time ever, you can buy the complete collection of four books as a set.* All four books are quarterbound in textured paper in a slipcase with a curved edge and are embossed with Tolkien's own motifs on the books* The books have sewn bindings, silk ribbon markers, and include a number of exclusive features unique to these editions* This collection is double-slipcased: a matching slipcase houses the four individual slipcased editionsThe books that make up the collection - all in mint unread condition, still in shrinkwrap:The Hobbit (2004) - 1st edition 1st impressionFeatures Tolkien's drawing of the dragon Smaug embossed in gold and red foil on the case. This is the only edition of The Hobbit to feature all 13 of Tolkien's own illustrations for the book reproduced in full colour, together with his original maps reproduced as he originally intended but not previously achieved in nearly 70 years.The Lord of the Rings (2004) - 1st edition 2nd or 3rd impression (differs between individual sets)This 50th anniversary edition is embossed with Tolkien's "Eye of Sauron" design in two foils and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous "Bridge of Khazad-dum" chapter but previously never used. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and the two original fold-out maps by Christopher Tolkien. For this edition and for The Hobbit, the text was checked by Tolkien experts against the original first editions and manuscripts, and more than 400 corrections were made to make this the most accurate and definitive version ever published.The Children of Hurin (2007)- 1st edition 1st impressionMatching The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this first edition deluxe printing of The Children of Hurin includes a ninth colour plate by Alan Lee not featured inside the standard hardback, with Hurin 's golden helm designed by Alan Lee embossed on the cover.The Silmarillion (2007) - 1st edition 1st impressionPublished for its 30th anniversary, this newly reset edition of Tolkien's masterwork The Silmarillion features an exclusive full colour frontispiece The Halls of Manwë painted by J.R.R. Tolkien, the only scene from the book he painted, and is embossed with the delicate heraldic symbol he designed to represent Luthien, The Silmarillion's greatest heroine, which is also reproduced inside the book in colour. This edition also includes Christopher Tolkien's two-colour maps, including a fold-out map of Beleriand, and as a Preface, Tolkien's original letter of 1951containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth.

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born


Peter David - 2007
    Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland's past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert, Robin Furth (author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance), and scripted by New York Times Bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland's origins ' the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature!Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7.

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate


Ted Chiang - 2007
    It begins with a walk in the bazaar, but soon grows into a tale unlike any other told in the caliph's empire. It's a story that includes not just buried treasure and a band of thieves, but also men haunted by their past and others trapped by their future; it includes not just a beloved wife and a veiled seductress, but also long journeys taken by caravan and even longer ones taken with a single step. Above all, it's a story about recognizing the will of Allah and accepting it, no matter what form it takes.

Skulduggery Pleasant


Derek Landy - 2007
    Meet Skulduggery PleasantAce DetectiveSnappy DresserRazor–tongued WitCrackerjack SorcererandWalking, Talking, Fire-throwing Skeleton—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.The end of the world?Over his dead body.

Chronicles of the Black Company


Glen Cook - 2007
    They bury their doubts with their dead.Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more…This omnibus edition comprises The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose―the first three novels in Glen Cook's bestselling fantasy series.

Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1: Orientation


Thomas Siddell - 2007
    The opening volume in the series follows Antimony through her orientation year: the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend, Kat, unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up. Tom Siddell's popular and award-winning web comic (www.gunnerkrigg.com) is here collected in print for the first time.

Start of Darkness


Rich Burlew - 2007
    Containing 112 pages of all-new never-published-online comics in dramatic black-and-white, Start of Darkness is full of villainy goodness for any fan of the OOTS. Learn such secrets as: How did Xykon and Redcloak meet? How did Xykon became a lich? Why did Eugene Greenhilt swear revenge on Xykon? What ever happened to Lirian's Gate, anyway? How did Redcloak discover the Monster in the Darkness? Why on earth does Redcloak put up with Xykon's crap???The Order of the Stick: Start of Darkness is presented primarily in black-and-white, similar to our bestselling On the Origin of PCs, but features a special full-color insert detailing the Secret Lore of the Crimson Mantle--in the popular crayon format, first seen in No Cure for the Paladin Blues. Featuring introductions by the author and Miko Miyazaki, paladin of the Sapphire Guard, this book is a flat-out must have for fans of the OOTS plotline, as it fills in missing details in the story of who these evildoers are and why they do evil. Wallowing in unrepentant villainy has never been this much fun (legally)!

Septimus Heap Box Set: Magyk and Flyte


Angie Sage - 2007
    Readers will love the enchanting and humorous adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard. New York Times Bestselling Series“A fresh take on the world of magic.”—Child magazine“Readers will be indubitably hooked—worrying, laughing, and gasping over the nonstop adventures of this engaging troupe.” — VOYA (Starred Review)The series follows Septimus Heap, who, as a seventh son of a seventh son, has magical powers. After he becomes the apprentice of the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he starts his studies for seven years and a day to become an Ordinary Wizard (or maybe an ExtraOrdinary?). His adventures take place in a fictional world full of secrets and mysteries, a world where rats are messengers and can speak, a world where spells are common and where the dark forces are trying to penetrate.

The Demonata Collection: Lord Loss / Demon Thief / Slawter


Darren Shan - 2007
    Gross, misshapen, magical beings with a hatred of humas matched only by their taste for human flesh. They live in their own universe, but try to cross over into ours all the time. Told in the tradition of true horror greats like Stephen King and Clive Barker, The Demonata is the terrifying chonicle of demons and the humans who fight to protect Earth from their savage hunger for pain and suffering. Descend into a world of bloodthirsty demons, howling werewolves, real magic, and the gross and the gory. This bone chilling new series will keep readers turning page after horrifying page.

Rice Boy


Evan Dahm - 2007
    Rice Boy began as a surreal vignette set in a bar on an unknown world, and evolved into a fantasy epic in webcomic format.What started out as an "exercise in weird comicking" is now available in its entirety in book form, along with maps and a history of the world of Overside.

Warriors: Secrets of the Clans


Erin Hunter - 2007
    Now the truth can be revealedLook within to find:The mystical origins and secret legends of the Clans.An insiders' tour of the Clan camps and territories.The histories and characters of each Clan, and information about their leaders and medicine cats.Knowledge of cats outside the Clans.The tenets of the warrior code.Prophecies and omens, and how they have been fulfilled.And many more truths about the secrets, beliefs, and daily lives of the cats of the Clans.

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara


James Gurney - 2007
    R. R. Tolkien." -People magazineThe fourth book in James Gurney's best-selling Dinotopia series transports readers to an enthralling world of art, science, exploration, and invention, where humans and dinosaurs live peacefully together.Dinotopia GuideReturn to James Gurney's Dinotopia A Travelers Guide Characters Locales Dinotopia Map Dinotopia Dinosaurs Dinotopian Games Sample Pages About James Gurney James Gurney's Art James Gurney Video EndorsementsTour Schedule James Gurney's BlogIn the spirit of Marco Polo and Gulliver's Travels, Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara recounts the journal entries and adventures of explorer Arthur Denison and dinosaur Bix as they explore the exotic eastern realm of James Gurney's Dinotopia.* A visual masterpiece featuring more than 100 works of breathtaking new art, Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara joins the original Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time and Gurney's two other series creations, Dinotopia: The World Beneath and Dinotopia: First Flight, in exploring a fully rendered world, complete with its own language, geographic locations and history, and confluence of cultures and characters.* The original Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time achieved New York Times best-seller status, translated in 18 languages in more than 30 countries and inspiring an Emmy Award-winning television miniseries.* Gurney is the recipient of seven Chesley Awards from the Association of Fantasy Artists, two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Convention, and Best of Show from the Art Director's Club.

Heaven's Net Is Wide


Lian Hearn - 2007
    This is the story of Lord Otori Shigeru — who has presided over the entire series as a sort of spiritual warrior-godfather — the man who saved Takeo and raised him as his own and heir to the Otori clan. This sweeping novel expands on what has been only hinted at before: Shigeru's training in the ways of the warrior and feudal lord, his relationship with the Tribe of mysteriously powerful assassins, the battles that tested his skills and talents, and his fateful meeting with Lady Maruyama.Heaven's Net Is Wide is an epic tale of warfare, loyalty, love, and heartbreak. This book leaves off where Across the Nightingale Floor begins, finally bringing the Otori series full circle. And while it both completes and introduces the Tales of the Otori, it also stands on its own as a satisfying, dramatic novel of feudal Japan.

Vampire Academy


Richelle Mead - 2007
    . . Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

The Chronicles of Spiderwick: A Grand Tour of the Enchanted World, Navigated by Thimbletack


Tony DiTerlizzi - 2007
    Learn the history of the Spiderwick estate and its former occupants; peruse lost letters that uncover long-hidden secrets; browse through personal items from the Grace kids; and read clips of stories from around the world about other encounters with strange and mythical creatures. The Chronicles of Spidewick comes complete with pullouts, pop-ups, foldouts, and more.Their world has arrived.Dare to step inside?

How to Find Flower Fairies Pop-Up


Cicely Mary Barker - 2007
    Now you can continue the adventure with this spectacular new novelty book where every page unlocks the secrets behind the magical places the fairies call home. Five eye-popping spreads include intricate three-dimensional pop-up images of flowers and trees that magically open up to reveal the secret homes of the fairies. Lift-the- flaps, booklets, maps and other ephemera provide interactive fun on every page leading up to a stunning surprise on the final spread. Choking Hazard (1); Not for children under 3 years.For full text of warning label click here.

War of the Ancients Archive


Richard A. Knaak - 2007
    Most Legion forces on Azeroth have been slain or driven into hiding. Yet now a mysterious energy rift in the mountains of Kalimdor propels three heroes to the distant past: the dragon mage Krasus, the human wizard Rhonin, and the weathered orc veteran Broxigar. It is a time long before orcs, humans, or even high elves roamed the world. A time that marks the Legion's first invasion of Azeroth, brought about by Queen Azshara and other night elf nobles. A time when the Dragon Aspects are at the height of their power -- unaware that one of their own will soon turn on the world he was charged to protect.

Pokémon Top 10 Handbook


Tracey West - 2007
    The most sizzling Electric-types. The smartest Pokémon experts. The baddest battles. And that's just the beginning.

Tales of the Frog Princess Box Set, Books 1-3


E.D. Baker - 2007
    The box includes: The Frog Princess, Dragon's Breath, and Once Upon a Curse."There certainly is no lack of humor, and kids will get a kick out of the hip "Shrek" vibe that Baker creates in this updated fairy tale." —School Library Journal"(A) brilliantly created world of magic and mayhem." —VOYA

City of Bones


Cassandra Clare - 2007
    Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

The Orc King


R.A. Salvatore - 2007
    The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. And it won't be easy. The paper-back of the novel that, for the first time since the #4 "New York Times" best seller "The Lone Drow," brought Drizzt Do'Urden to center stage in a book that set fans of Drizzt and the Forgotten Realms line on notice--be prepared for anything! This book wasn't just the next installment in the long-running saga of the famous dark elf, but the beginning of a bold new trilogy that will help change the face of the Forgotten Realms world forever.

Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures Vol. 2 (Myth Adventures, #7-12)


Robert Lynn Asprin - 2007
    Inc. Link, Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections, M.Y.T.H. Inc. In Action, Sweet Myth-tery of Life, Myth-ion Improbable and Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. Includes illustrations by Phil Foglio.

騎士基本理論


Yu Wo - 2007
    To be precise, I am the Church of the God of Light’s Sun Knight.The Church of the God of Light worships and serves the God of Light, and theirs is one of the three largest religions on this continent.As the whole continent knows, the Church of the God of Light has the Twelve Holy Knights, and each one has his own unique personality and features.To be the Sun Knight is to have shining golden hair, sky blue eyes, a compassionate nature, and a brilliant smile.“The benevolent God of Light will forgive your sins.”I must have said that line at least a million times in my time as the Sun Knight.However, the greatest wish in my life is to be able to stand before the entire continent and roar, “Damn your ‘the whole continent knows’! This Sun Knight just doesn’t feel like smiling! I just don’t want to forgive these human trashes! I just want to pepper my sentences with ‘f***’!”Unfortunately, even to this day, I continue to wear a smile as I say, “The benevolent God of Light will forgive your sins.”

Isle of Swords


Wayne Thomas Batson - 2007
    . . Bartholomew Thorne, an infamously ruthless pirate, seeks to destroy Ross and any who stand in his way of the legendary treasure hidden by a mysterious order of monks.  With these intriguing characters and many more, Wayne Thomas Batson weaves a spell-binding adventure filled with high-seas drama where battles rage, storms brew, a long-dormant volcano awakens, and a sea creature slithers in the deep as pirates race for a cliff-top fortress.

Cirque Du Freak Boxed Set #3 (Cirque Du Freak, #9-12)


Darren Shan - 2007
    Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak chills, thrills, and leaves readers begging for more.

Switched


Sienna Mercer - 2007
    Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical--identical twins!Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren't exactly the same. Ivy's a vampire. And she's not the only one in town.

The History of the Hobbit


John D. Rateliff - 2007
    As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines – chapter-by-chapter – why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever-growing concept of Middle-earth.The Hobbit was first published on 21 September 1937. Like its successor, The Lord of the Rings, it is a story that "grew in the telling", and many characters and story threads in the published text are completely different from what Tolkien first wrote to read aloud to his young sons as part of their "fireside reads".As well as reproducing the original version of one of literature's most famous stories, both on its own merits and as the foundation for The Lord of the Rings, this new book includes many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps for The Hobbit by Tolkien himself. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, and how Tolkien came to revise the book years after publication to accommodate events in The Lord of the Rings.Like Christopher Tolkien’s The History of The Lord of the Rings before it, this is a thoughtful yet exhaustive examination of one of the most treasured stories in English literature. Long overdue for a classic book now celebrating 75 years in print, this companion edition offers fascinating new insights for those who have grown up with this enchanting tale, and will delight those who are about to enter Bilbo's round door for the first time.

The Legend of Drizzt Omnibus, Vol. 1


R.A. Salvatore - 2007
    Salvatore, Forgotten Realms Trilogy: Omnibus combines all three books - Homeland, Exile and Sojourn - into one great book This story takes you from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where he leaves his home world and ventures to the unknown.

The BFG: A Set of Plays


Roald Dahl - 2007
    Five of Dahl’s hugely popular, beloved books have been adapted into winning plays for children. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays can be produced with a minimum amount of resources and experience. Teachers, parents, and children everywhere will recognize Quentin Blake’s appealing classic cover art and will find these easy-to-perform plays to be a great source of entertainment!

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Journeys Through the Earth Kingdom


Michael Teitelbaum - 2007
    This is a collection of the first four books in the series.

On Her Majesty's Occult Service


Charles Stross - 2007
    He soon found himself working at The Laundry - a bureau so secret even the government barely knows it exists - trying to fight eldritch horrors while fending off the dreaded paper clip audits

Guilty Pleasures #3 (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)


Laurell K. Hamilton - 2007
    It is included in the graphic novels Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 and Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, which collect comics #1-6 and #1-12 respectively.

هری پاتر و يادگاران مرگ: جلد اول


J.K. Rowling - 2007
    Part 1 of ISBN13 9784915512636.This ISBN is for the book on the right.

The Restorer


Sharon Hinck - 2007
    PROMISED DELIVERER IN ANOTHER. Susan Mitchell thought she was an ordinary homemaker. She was wrong. Pulled through a portal into another world, she finds a desperate nation waiting for a promised Restorer. While she struggles to adapt to a foreign culture, she tackles an enemy that is poisoning the minds of the people, uncovers a corrupt ruling Council, and embraces a profound spiritual journey. Will this adventure demand her life? Can she find a way back to her family? She has always longed to do something important for God, but can she fill this role? EXPLORE THIS NEW EXPANDED EDITION COMPLETE WITH DEVOTIONAL GUIDE, BONUS SCENES, AND OTHER FUN EXTRAS.

The Book of Joby


Mark J. Ferrari - 2007
    Born in California during the twilight years of a weary millennium, nine year old Joby Peterson dreams of blazing like a bonfire against the gathering darkness of his times, like a knight of the Round Table. Instead, he is subjected to a life of crippling self-doubt and relentless mediocrity inflicted by an enemy he did nothing to earn and cannot begin to comprehend. Though imperiled themselves, the angels are forbidden to intervene. Left to struggle with their own loyalties and the question of obedience, they watch Lucifer work virtually unhindered to turn Joby's heart of gold into ash and stone while God sits by, seemingly unconcerned.  And so when he is grown to manhood, Joby's once luminous love of life seems altogether lost, and Lucifer's victory assured. What hope remains lies hidden in the beauty, warmth, and innocence of a forgotten seaside village whose odd inhabitants seem to defy the modern world's most inflexible assumptions, and in the hearts of Joby's long lost youthful love and her emotionally wounded son. But the ravenous forces of destruction that follow Joby into this concealed paradise plan to use these same things to bring him and his world to ruin. As the final struggle unfolds, one question occupies every mind in heaven and in hell. Which will prove stronger, love or rage? The Book of Joby is an instant classic of contemporary fantasy.

Magic Bites


Ilona Andrews - 2007
    But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles.The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings—and the death of Kate’s guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t have it any other way…

Hellboy: The Dragon Pool


Christopher Golden - 2007
    He questions the unknown -- then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy's ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary "Dragon King Pool" -- thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land.But Anastasia's triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy -- but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him....

Dragonlance Dragons of Spring (Dragonlance)


Cam Banks - 2007
    The heroes must bring the devastating War of the Lance to its end and drive back Takhisis, Queen of Darkness. This all-new version of the classic TSR adventure has been completely revised, drawing on twenty years of Dragonlance history, incorporating material most recently featured in the Silver Anniversary edition of the adventures. It includes new character statistics featuring the popular Heroes of the Lance.

The Demonata Vol. 5 & 6: Blood Beast & Demon Apocalypse


Darren Shan - 2007
    He has cheated death, defeated demons. But Grubbs is torn between the world of magic and his wolfen genes. Can he fight the beast inside or will he fall victim to his tainted blood...?"Demon Apocalypse"- One boy's life ripped to shreds before his eyes...- One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge...- An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage...It's the end of the world as we know it..."

The George MacDonald Treasury


George MacDonald - 2007
    The George McDonald Treasury includes The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, The Light Princess, Phantastes, The Giant's Heart, At the Back of the North Wind, The Golden Key, and Lilith. MacDonald's classic works have inspired deep admiration in such notables as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Yates, and Lewis Carroll. C. S. Lewis wrote, "I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him." One day while in a train station, he picked up a copy of Phantastes and began to read. "A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence." Madeleine L'Engle wrote, "Surely George MacDonald is the grandfather of us all-all of us who struggle to come to terms with truth through imagination." If you loved J. R. R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, you will love the works of his hero and model - George McDonald.

The Best of Robert E. Howard: Crimson Shadows (Volume 1)


Robert E. Howard - 2007
    Howard is one of the most famous and influential pulp authors of the twentieth century. Though largely known as the man who invented the sword-and-sorcery genre-and for his iconic hero Conan the Cimmerian-Howard also wrote horror tales, desert adventures, detective yarns, epic poetry, and more. This spectacular volume, gorgeously illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, includes some of his best and most popular works.Inside, readers will discover (or rediscover) such gems as "The Shadow Kingdom," featuring Kull of Atlantis and considered by many to be the first sword-and-sorcery story; "The Fightin'est Pair," part of one of Howard's most successful series, chronicling the travails of Steve Costigan, a merchant seaman with fists of steel and a head of wood; "The Grey God Passes," a haunting tale about the passing of an age, told against the backdrop of Irish history and legend; "Worms of the Earth," a brooding narrative featuring Bran Mak Morn, about which H. P. Lovecraft said, "Few readers will ever forget the hideous and compelling power of [this] macabre masterpiece"; a historical poem relating a momentous battle between Cimbri and the legions of Rome; and "Sharp's Gun Serenade," one of the last and funniest of the Breckinridge Elkins tales.These thrilling, eerie, compelling, swashbuckling stories and poems have been restored to their original form, presented just as the author intended. There is little doubt that after more than seven decades the voice of Robert E. Howard continues to resonate with readers around the world.

Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser


Howard Chaykin - 2007
    Their rollicking adventures in the fantastic land of Nehwon have influenced the work of some of the best in modern fantasy, including Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett and countless others.

Field Guide to Harry Potter


Colin Duriez - 2007
    With loads of quotes from interviews, you'll learn all about J. K. Rowling's life and her literary influences. Chapters on the spirituality of Potter explore the question of how Rowling's faith is reflected in the stories, what she believes about witchcraft and how the stories fit with Christian tradition. (Note: unauthorized version)

Mordant's Need


Stephen R. Donaldson - 2007
    Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life—until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land. Terisa is no champion. She wields neither magic nor power. And yet, much to her own surprise, when Geraden begs her to come back with him, she agrees.A Man Rides Through:Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager . . . including Vagel himself.Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death. Branded as traitors, they are forced to flee the castle for their lives. Now, all but defenseless in a war-torn countryside ravaged by the vilest horrors Imagery can spawn, Geraden and Terisa must put aside past failures and find the courage to embrace their powers

The Door to Saturn


Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
    Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive preferred text for Smith's entire body of work. This second volume of the series brings together 20 of his fantasy stories. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors."

Magic Tree House: #29-32


Mary Pope Osborne - 2007
    What Jack and Annie don’t know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot itself — not from destruction, but from being forgotten forever.Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve The castle looms dark against the light of the moon. Giant ravens circle in the sky. Merlin the magician needs someone to find out what has happened. But who is brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and go through the heavy doors? Merlin thinks he knows the answer to these questions–Jack and Annie. Summer of the Sea SerpentJack and Annie are off on another mythical mission at the request of Merlin the magician. Luckily, they have a young sorcerer, Teddy, to help them. From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure kids won’t want to miss!Winter of the Ice WizardJack and Annie, joined by Teddy and Kathleen travel in the Magic Tree House to a land of snow where the Ice Wizard has captured Morgan and Merlin. The four friends must find the Ice Wizard’s missing eye . . . or is it really his heart that is missing?

The Kite of Stars and Other Stories


Dean Francis Alfar - 2007
    This book collects sixteen wondrous stories of fantasy, science fiction, horror and things in between from the imagination of award-winning fictionist Dean Francis Alfar.

A Vintage From Atlantis


Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
    Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's entire body of work. This third volume of the series brings together 21 of his fantasy stories.

The Name of This Book Is Secret


Pseudonymous Bosch - 2007
    As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

Das Jahrhundertkind


Ralf Isau - 2007
    Camden's life mission is to oppose The Twilight Circlepica de un hombre contra fuerzas antiguas y poderosas.

Dragonlance Dragons of Winter (Dragonlance)


Clark Valentine - 2007
    introduced some revolutionary concepts in the game industry. Never before had the D&D rules been used to tell an epic fantasy tale using full-realized pre-generated characters. It was also the first time that roleplaying adventures would match a story being told in fantasy novels on mass-market shelves. Since MWP began publishing DRAGONLANCE game produts for the revised d20 System, the most often-asked question from fans is "When do we get to see the original modules?" By popular demand, we are presenting all-new versions of the classic adventures. The second in the trilogy, Dragons of Winter, continues the epic War of the Lance. The heroes visit the haunted forests of Silvanesti, the landlocked port city of Tarsis, and the mighty stronghold known as the High Clerist's Tower. The adventures are being completely revised, drawing on twenty years of DRAGONLANCE history, incorporating material most recently featured in the Silver Anniversary edition of the adventures. They will include new character statistics featuring the popular Heroes of the Lance.

The Candy Shop War


Brandon Mull - 2007
    Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable. Or candy that gave animals temporary human intelligence and communication skills. (Imagine what your pet would say!) Four young friends, Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon, are befriended by Belinda White, the owner of a new candy shop on Main Street. However, the gray- haired, grandmotherly Mrs. White is not an ordinary candy maker. Her confections have magical side effects. Purposefully, she invites the kids on a special mission to retrieve a hidden talisman under Mt. Diablo Elementary School. However, Mrs. White is not the only magician in town in search of the ancient artifact rumored to be a fountain of youth. She is aware that Mr. Stott, the not- so- ordinary ice cream truck driver, has a few tricks of his own.

The Bone Key: The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth


Sarah Monette - 2007
    Ghosts, ghouls, incubi: all have one thing in common. They know Booth for one of their own . . .

Blackbringer


Laini Taylor - 2007
    However, Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, is not like other faeries. While her kind live in seclusion deep in the forests of Dreamdark, she's devoted her life to tracking down and recapturing devils escaped from their ancient bottles, just as her hero, the legendary Bellatrix, did 25,000 years ago. With her faithful gang of crows, she travels the world fighting where others would choose to flee. But when a devil escapes from a bottle sealed by the ancient Djinn King himself, the creator of the world, she may be in over her head. How can a single faerie, even with the help of her friends, hope to defeat the impenetrable darkness of the Blackbringer?

The Pirate and the Princess, Volume 1: The Timelight Stone


Mio Chizuru - 2007
    Her name is Yuri, and once, she lived in the future. Unable to return until she rights a terrible wrong, she must redeem herself and fulfill her destiny.Ten year old Princess Noelle is not from another time, but another place -- a land invaded by evil conquerors who killed her parents and kidnapped her younger brother. The Princess herself is taken hostage until Yuri saves her. It is then that they both learn that Noelle holds the key to Captain Yuri's destiny.Both Yuri and Noelle want nothing more than to return home. But neither can, until Noelle finds her brother, and Yuri vanquishes the sinister forces that she herself accidentally set in motion.

Living With Danger


Anne B. Walsh - 2007
    Dream-seer. Bright child. Scarred child. Singer. Prisoner. Dancer child. Dragon child. Eight semi-ordinary people. One extraordinary family, and how they became one. What if Harry Potter had not just father figures, but mother figures as well? What if he had siblings? And what about Hermione Granger, or Draco Malfoy? Would they have been different with a different family? What if Sirius Black had a girlfriend named Aletha, his fellow Beater and constant verbal sparring partner? And what if Remus Lupin, one gray March day about five months after his world fell apart, met a woman named Danger who knew things that would change his life forever?

The Hobbit, Mr Baggins and the Return to Bag-End: Boxed Set


J.R.R. Tolkien - 2007
    Also included is an examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece along with a new edition of "The Hobbit."

The Great Snape Debate


Amy Berner - 2007
    With sections on Snape's history, Slytherin House, and Snape actor Alan Rickman's past roles, as well as Snape as villain and as hero, the book scours the Harry Potter novels for hints about Snape's final loyalty and the series' end. There's food for thought for any Snape fan, including those who like him, hate him, or just want to speculate about the contents of his iPod, the greasiness of his hair, or why his name is an anagram of A Perverseness For Soups.

The Jack Vance Treasury


Jack Vance - 2007
    Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Edgar awards, his acclaimed first book The Dying Earth and its sequels helped shape the face of modern heroic fantasy for generations of readers—and writers! In more than sixty novels, he has done more than any other author to define science fantasy and its preeminent form: the planetary adventure.Born in San Francisco in 1916, Vance wrote much of what you'll find between these covers both abroad and at home in the hills above Oakland, either while serving in the merchant marine or traveling the world with his wife Norma, all the while pursuing his great love of fine cuisine and traditional jazz.Now, at last, the very best of Vance's mid-length and shorter work has been collected in a single landmark volume. With a Preface by Vance himself and a foreword by long-time Vance reader George R.R. Martin, it stands as the capstone to a splendid career and makes the perfect introduction to a very special writer.Table of ContentsPreface, Jack VanceJack Vance: An Appreciation, George R.R. MartinIntroduction: Fruit from the Tree of LifeThe Dragon MastersLiane the WayfarerSail 25The Gift of GabThe Miracle WorkersGuyal of SfereNoiseThe Kokod WarriorsThe OverworldThe Men ReturnThe Sorcerer PharesmThe New PrimeThe SecretThe Moon MothThe Bagful of DreamsThe MitrMorreionThe Last CastleBiographical Sketch & Other Facts, Jack Vance

The Land of Elyon Boxed Set


Patrick Carman - 2007
    Legend says the walls were built to keep out an unnamed evil that lurks in the forests and The Dark Hills. But what exactly are the townspeople afraid of? As Alexa begins to unravel the truth, she discovers a strange enchantment-and exposes a danger that could destroy everything she holds dear. Weaving magic and heroism into a classic tale of good and evil, this extraordinary trilogy takes readers on an unforgettable adventure!

Darkwing


Kenneth Oppel - 2007
    . . .DuskHe alone can fly and see in the dark, in a colony where being different means being shunned--or worse. As the leader's son, he is protected, but does his future lie among his kin?CarnassialHe has the true instincts of a predator, and he is determined that his kind will not only survive but will dominate the world of beasts.

Old Man Crow


Charles de Lint - 2007
    Ruby McCaulay, the young musician he's mentoring, is sure she knows the answer, but in Newford, things are never quite as they seem.

The Legends of Camber of Culdi Trilogy: Camber of Culdi, Saint Camber, and Camber the Heretic


Katherine Kurtz - 2007
    Now, the land suffers under the tyranny of King Imre, whose savage oppression of the human population weighs heavily on Camber’s heart—a heart that is about to be shattered by a tragic loss that will lead him to confront the usurpers whose dark magic haunts the realm.  Saint Camber: The yoke of tyranny has finally been lifted in Gwynedd, but Camber’s job remains unfinished. The dangerous remnants of a conquered enemy still mass at the borders, and the new ruler is desperately unhappy wearing the crown. With the stability of a fragile kingdom at stake, its greatest champion must make the ultimate sacrifice: Camber of Culdi must cease to exist.  Camber the Heretic: The king’s heir is a mere boy of twelve, and the malevolent regents who will rule until young Alroy comes of age are determined to eliminate all Deryni. Suddenly, the future of Gwynedd hangs in the balance, and Camber—once adored as a saint, but now reviled as a heretic—must find a way to protect his people before everything and everyone he loves is destroyed in the all-consuming flames of intolerance and hate.   Filled with mysticism and magic, these sagas reminds us that “Kurtz’s love of history lets her do things with her characters and their world that no non-historian could hope to do” (Chicago Sun-Times).

A Fortress in Shadow


Glen Cook - 2007
    In the vast reaches of the desert, a young heretic escapes certain death and embarks on a mission of madness and glory. He is El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to bring order, prosperity and righteousness to the desert people of Hammad al Nakir. El Murid incites rebellion against the godless kingdoms and tribes as he plots to execute the justice of the desert. After four long centuries, El Murid is the savior who is destined to build a new empire from the blood his enemies. Or so it seems. El Murid has victory in his grasp, the desert tribes of Hammad al Nakir are rallying around him, and the last remaining thread of the royal lineage wanders the desert with only Heathens to help him. But all is not as it seems, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the light. Who and what lies behind El Murid's vision of a desert empire?The Dread Empire, a gritty world of larger-than-life plots, nation-shattering conflict, maddening magic, strange creatures, and raw, flawed heroes, all shown through the filter of Glen Cook's inimitable war-correspondent prose. The Dread Empire, spanning from the highest peaks of the Dragon's Teeth to the endless desert lands of Hammad al Nakir, from besieged Kavelin to mighty Shinshan, the Empire Unacquainted with Defeat, with its fearless, masked soldiers, known as the Demon Guard... An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat collects all of Glen Cook's short fiction set in the vast world of the Dread Empire, from "The Nights of Dreadful Silence", featuring the first appearance of Bragi Ragnarson, Mocker, and Haroun bin Yousif, to the culture-clashing novella "Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted with Defeat"; from "Silverheels", Cook's first published work of fiction, to "Hell's Forge", a haunting tale of cursed pirates and strange lands, appearing here for the first time. Also including a detailed introduction and extensive story notes by Glen Cook, An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat charts the development of this influential American author and the massive, multifaceted world that he created.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Tamora Pierce


Bonnie Kunzel - 2007
    This volume provides her readers and fans with additional insights into her life and work. The first section provides a biographical chapter and literary heritage. The second and third sections analyze the Tales of Tortall and the Magic Circle Sagas as a whole, providing details into the characters and settings of each. The final section of the book, Perspectives, includes both a section on literary techniques along with an interview of Tamora Pierce herself. Appendices include a section on Power Female Heroes, and Fantasy Adventures.Novels include: *The Song of the Lioness Quartet *The Immortals Quartet *The Protector of the Small Quartet *The Trickster Duology *The Magic Circle Quartet *The Circle Opens Quartet *The Will of the Empress

Dragonart Fantasy Characters: How to Draw Fantastic Beings and Incredible Creatures


Jessica Peffer - 2007
    heroes to confront... elegant elves, shrewd sorcerers and dreaded demons to battle. Following on the wings of the ferociously popular DragonArt, this book shows you how to conjure up your own fantasy realms by drawing inspiration from fairy tales, legends and (if you dare) things that go bump in the night.Breathe the life into your beings by basing them upon fundamental human anatomy--proportions, facial expressions and gender-specific characteristics.Color-coded, step-by-step demonstrations (simple enough that even the dullest of dwarves could follow along!) show you how to create a sordid cast of creatures, including goblins, orcs, sprites, angels, mermaids, centaurs, vampires, werewolves, banshees and more.Accessorize each being by tailoring them with tusks, wings, hooves, daggers, armor and various apparel, from the fine garb of nobles to peasant rags.Copy each being as-is. Or, better yet, follow your own twisted imaginings to conjure up creatures from fantastic lands.

The Secret of Pax Tharkas


Douglas Niles - 2007
    But the world has a way of finding someone when it needs them. A wealthy aristocratic dwarf from Kayolin is forced to flee his home. A gully dwarf from Thorbardin is lucky to escape his own city with his life. And a brilliant and impetuous descendant of the once-mighty Hylar wonders what failures have steered her people onto a path of self-destruction. Can she change that course before it's too late? Together, these three heroes hold the future of dwarvenkind, and all Krynn, in their hands.

The Devil's Rose


Brom - 2007
    Escapees from hell fill the pages of this book, terrifying and slaying the living as they try to flee their guards from the underworld. Cole, one of the undead, has been sent to reclaim these souls in flight and return them to the fiery depths. But one escaped soul is not like the others: Rath. He in fact wants to return to hell. But why? And why does Cole, a tormented soul from hell strive to capture his fellow mates? It has to do with a woman named Rose, who he did wrong and a pact he made with the devil.

Blackhearts: The Omnibus


Nathan Long - 2007
    Chaos cultists, ratmen, dark elves, rogue army commanders and more - time and again the Blackhearts are pitted against impossible odds and survive - yet what they most what is their freedom.

Casting Moonshadows


Moonsign - 2007
    To his amazement his wish is answered not once, but three times, by his former enemies, the Marauders.

Amano: The Collected Art of Vampire Hunter D


Hideyuki Kikuchi - 2007
    Following on the heels of the highly successful retrospective Coffin, Dark Horse Books is pleased to present a new collection of paintings, line-art illustrations, and photography by internationally renowned artist and Vampire Hunter D character designer Yoshitaka Amano. This collection also includes a short story, "A Village in Fog" by Vampire Hunter D creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, unavailable elsewhere.

A Practical Guide to Monsters (Practical Guides)


Nina Hess - 2007
    The sequel to The New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to DragonsHow do you trick a troll? Do vampires sleep? Why worry about yuan-ti? Just in time for Halloween, this lavishly illustrated guide showcases the spooky, unexpected, and always fascinating world of monsters!Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/28/2007 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up

Without A Front


Fletcher DeLancey - 2007
    When she meets a woman who sees beyond it, she finds her own lifelong assumptions brought into question — at a time when high-stakes political maneuvering jeopardizes everything she holds dear.

In the House of the Seven Librarians


Ellen Klages - 2007
    A charming and elegant tale of a young girl raised by feral librarians.

Black Talon


Richard A. Knaak - 2007
    He must cope with an elite band of sorcerers, whose magical tactics are not easily thwarted. These Ogre Titans--led by their inner circle, the Black Talon--emerge as his greatest rivals. Golgren's obsession to resurrect the glorious past of the ogre race will engulf humans and elves, but may ultimately be decided by a deadly, capricious god.

The Best of Robert E. Howard: Grim Lands (Volume 2)


Robert E. Howard - 2007
    Howard. From his fecund imagination sprang an army of larger-than-life heroes–including the iconic Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn–as well as adventures that would define a genre for generations. Now comes the second volume of this author’s breathtaking short fiction, which runs the gamut from sword and sorcery, historical epic, and seafaring pirate adventure to two-fisted crime and intrigue, ghoulish horror, and rip-roaring western.Kull reigns supreme in “By This Axe I Rule!” and “The Mirrors of Tuzan Thune”; Conan conquers in one of his most popular exploits, “The Tower of the Elephant”; Solomon Kane battles demons deep in Africa in “Wings in the Night”; and itinerant boxer Steve Costigan puts up his dukes of steel inside and outside the ring in “The Bulldog Breed.” In between, warrior kings, daring knights, sinister masterminds, grizzled frontiersmen–even Howard’s stunning heroine, Red Sonya–tear up the pages in stories built to thrill by their masterly creator. And in such epic poems as “Echoes from an Anvil,” “Black Harps in the Hills,” and “The Grim Land,” the author blends his classic characters and visceral imagery with a lyricism as haunting as traditional folk balladry. Lavishly illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, here is a Robert E. Howard collection as indispensable as it is unforgettable.“Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.”–David Gemmell“For stark, living fear . . . What other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”–H. P. Lovecraft

Long-time Listener, First-time Werewolf


Carrie Vaughn - 2007
    Now her habits have become decidedly more nocturnal, not to mention reckless. One night, in a fit of boredom, she ditches the stations dull '90s format in favor of posing a question to her listeners: Do you believe in vampires? The startling answer: Yes. Suddenly calls from anguished, alienated, self-proclaimed vampires, werewolves and witches begin pouring in, with Kitty dispensing on-air advice with unexpected aplomb. And all at once The Midnight Hour - late night radio's scariest, most surreal talk show - is born.But not everyone's thrilled with Kitty's newfound success. Carl, the alpha-male leader of Kitty's werewolf pack, takes her on-air bravado as a challenge to his authority. And Arturo, head of Denver's vampire families, is terrified she may let loose some privileged information that will be fatal to his kin. Either way, both honchos want her to quit. Then a deranged bounty hunter specializing in lycanthropes threatens to kill her on-air, forcing her to take werewolf form right in the studio... causing the most privileged information of all to go public: her own secret identity. Ahh, but it'll take more than coming out as a werewolf to keep Kitty Norville sidelined. And here are her first three other-worldly adventures: In addition to Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty Goes to Washington, where she is invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of all supernaturals... by a paranoid, bible thumping senator determined to expose her a monster; and Kitty Takes a Holiday, but her longed-for Colorado vacation gets cut short when nearby livestock turn up mutilated... with evidence of black magic afoot.